East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the top Cash ISA rate. I’d beat inflation with FTSE 100 dividend stocks

first_imgForget the top Cash ISA rate. I’d beat inflation with FTSE 100 dividend stocks Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Peter Stephens “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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THR350 / Aedas

first_img Area:  1832 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 ArchDaily Projects “COPY” Architects: Aedas Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Aedas+ 10 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/423205/thr350-aedas Clipboard Apartments CopyApartments•Hong Kong (SAR) Hong Kong (SAR) ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/423205/thr350-aedas Clipboard THR350 / AedasSave this projectSaveTHR350 / Aedas Year:  THR350 / Aedas Photographs:  Andrew LoitertonSave this picture!Courtesy of AedasRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Located at a hillside on the Hong Kong Island, this nine-storey private residence is set within an urban yet relatively low density area. Aedas designed a sculptural staircase that resembles three stacking ice cubes for the building, creating a sense of drama for the art-loving residents. Save this picture!© Andrew LoitertonThe owner of the residence is a vivid collector of modern art and has a strong interest in the sculpture of Henry Moore. Aedas expressed the collision between the formal aspects of family and the freedom of art form on the façade and staircase – the former is regimentally controlled in uniform lines and 1.5-meter modules; whereas the latter punctuates this defined order and divides the frontage neatly in three portions. This stark contrast becomes the focal point that is uniquely distinctive in the immediate environment.Save this picture!© Andrew LoitertonThe design also provides flexibility for the owner to convert the building into apartments in the future, ensuring extended life and potential for adaptive reuse. Save this picture!Courtesy of AedasTHR350 was recently named Five-star Best Architecture Single Residence in Hong Kong at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2013, and is shortlisted for this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards under the Completed Building – House category.Save this picture!SketchProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Itami / Tato ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMUSE / Renzo Piano Building WorkshopSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Hong Kong (SAR)Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAedasOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsWoodResidentialHousesHong Kong (SAR)Published on September 03, 2013Cite: “THR350 / Aedas” 03 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?香港 THR350 住宅 / Aedas是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographslast_img read more

Two Cascaid clients win Community Fund grants

first_imgAlso, Contact the Elderly have been awarded a three-year grant for over £350,000 under the Strategic Grants Programme.The grant will enable the charity to pilot five different models of service delivery in different parts of the country. As a result they should be able to identify a replicable and sustainable model which will enable them to effectively meet the needs of isolated elderly people long into the future.Cascaid Consulting work with both Contact the Elderly and Guideposts Trust in support of their fundraising activities. The company not only offers advice but also carries out implementation of fundraising projects and campaigns. Two Cascaid clients win Community Fund grants Howard Lake | 5 August 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Two charity clients of Cascaid have won grants from the Community Fund.Guideposts Trust have been awarded a three-year grant of £173,000 by the Community Fund for their North Warwickshire Befriending Scheme. The three year funding will develop and implement a “Befriending Scheme” for people with mental health needs, and their families and friends, in North Warwickshire. Advertisementlast_img read more

Senate tax bill may affect stadium expansion

first_imgLinkedin print Former wide receiver launches clothing line on TCU’s Pro Day Previous articleWATCH: Bram Kohlhausen talks Alamo Bowl then and nowNext articleSGA helps relieve student stress during finals week Kristen Clarke RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR View from the east side of Amon G. Carter Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Clarke) Kristen Clarke In the tax bill passed by the U.S. Senate last week, athletic donations would no longer count as charitable contributions, so donors wouldn’t be able to write off expenses as a part of their tax deductibles.“We are keeping a watchful eye on that, and while nothing’s been determined 100 percent yet, we do think there will be some kind of ramification for athletic giving,” said TCU Deputy Athletics Director Jeremiah Donati. “We do think there may be an effect on capital giving which is what we are talking about with the stadium renovation.”The $100 million project consists of two new levels of luxury seating above the current upper deck on the east side of the stadium.Donati said the expansion will add 1,100 club seats, 22 luxury suites and 48 loge boxes, which are groups of seats in front of suites. He said that this will add about 2,000 seats total.“We aren’t going to lose any seats, and there will also be some additional shade for the folks on the east side,” Donati said.Donati said that the stadium renovation in 2012 was a $165 million dollar project, fully funded by donors and coincided with the Horned Frogs’ debut season in the Big 12.“Donors want to support things they believe in,” Donati said.  “We, TCU, the football program, coach [Gary] Patterson have made TCU football an easy thing to give towards.  People like success. They want to be a part of things that are successful, so it’s our job just to help facilitate that.”The renovation will also include a 100-foot outdoor balcony overlooking Frog Alley, the TCU campus and downtown Fort Worth. A new video board will be installed in the north end zone.“We still think that demand will still be there regardless of the tax implications, but we are kind of in a wait and see approach until we hear more,” Donati said.Construction, contingent on the necessary funds being raised, would begin May 2018 with completion prior to the start of the 2019 football season.“We are very grateful to our Board of Trustees for their support on this project,” TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Chris Del Conte said. “In this ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics, you need to reinvest in your facilities.”The Senate tax bill now has to be reconciled with the similar House bill. If both bodies approve, the reconciled bill would then go to President Trump to be signed into law. ReddIt Linkedin Kristen Clarke is a senior studying sports & broadcast journalism from Barrington, Illinois. She is a member of the TCU Cheerleading team. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Website| + posts Twitter Defender first TCU soccer player be drafted into the National Women’s Soccer League Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Twitter TAGSdonorsstadium renovation Facebook TCU begins $2M renovation to surface of football practice field There’s a new Horned Frog in town ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/last_img read more

Panhellenic sorority loses its charter

first_img + posts Facebook ReddIt Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ printThe national organization of one of TCU’s newest sororities has revoked its charter, explaining in an email that despite “a sincere effort, they were unable to build and sustain their membership.”Members of Alpha Omicron Pi received the decision on Saturday after the second round of Panhellenic sorority recruitment. The chapter has been active on campus since the fall of 2012.The post made by AOII women on Instagram.“AOII’s Executive Board voted to withdraw our chapter charter at TCU,” according to a statement made by the chapter and posted on Instagram by members of AOII.An official who asked to remain anonymous provided the following statement:“Collegiate members and alumnae volunteers for the chapter have experienced sustained difficulty recruiting and retaining members, and despite their dedication, and efforts of the Fraternity to support and guide the chapter, these efforts were unsuccessful,” she said. “More importantly, the lack of reputational standing within the community meant that our members were not having the experience that we hope for all of our collegiate sisters to have.”Kathy Cavins-Tull, the vice chancellor for Student Affairs, said, “It is with sadness that TCU acknowledges the closing of the Lambda Rho Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi after eight years of active leadership and service to TCU collegians, the University and the Fort Worth community.”Currently, the chapter is beginning the appeals process with the national Executive Board.The AOII president did not have a comment at this time regarding the charter removal. Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Twitter Marissa Stacy COVID-19 vaccination site at TCU opens for second weekend Marissa Stacy is a journalism major from Indianapolis, Indiana. Marissa enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with friends and finding great places to eat around Fort Worth. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ The Alpha Omicron Pi chapter at TCU has had its charter revoked. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Linkedin TCU News Now 3/3/2021 Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Honeycutt claims strong support, wins SGA top spot Linkedin Twitter Previous articleVolleyball looks to rely on Clark’s influence on and off the courtNext articleFort Worth votes to increase the police budget, add more unarmed officers Marissa Stacy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Student body officer candidates talk campus issues in first-ever live debatelast_img read more

Lawyer Writes To Advocate General Of Maharashtra Seeking Consent To Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against Kangana Ranaut

first_imgNews UpdatesLawyer Writes To Advocate General Of Maharashtra Seeking Consent To Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against Kangana Ranaut Nitish Kashyap26 Oct 2020 9:52 AMShare This – xA Mumbai based lawyer has written to the Advocate General of Maharashtra AA Kumbhakoni seeking his consent to initiate contempt proceedings against actor Kangana Ranaut in Bombay High Court for her tweet allegedly undermining the judiciary (Magistrate Court).According to Advocate Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh, the following tweet by the actor referring to a Bandra court ordering registration of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Mumbai based lawyer has written to the Advocate General of Maharashtra AA Kumbhakoni seeking his consent to initiate contempt proceedings against actor Kangana Ranaut in Bombay High Court for her tweet allegedly undermining the judiciary (Magistrate Court).According to Advocate Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh, the following tweet by the actor referring to a Bandra court ordering registration of FIR against her for offences punishable under Sections 153 A, 295 A, 124 A r/w 34 of IPC, qualifies for contempt under the said act-“Who all are fasting on Navratris? Picture clicked from today’s celebrations as I am also fasting, meanwhile another FIR filed against me, Pappu Sena in Maharashtra seems to be obsessing over me….”Advocate Ali seeks consent to initiate contempt under Section 15 of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 and Section 5C of the Bombay High Court Rules, 1960. He has already filed a criminal complaint against the 33-year-old actor before the Andheri Magistrate Court for allegedly causing disharmony between Hindus and Muslims and for allegedly mocking the judiciary. The lawyer has sought FIR to be registered against the actor under Sections 121, 124A, 153A, 153B, 295A, 298, and 505 of the Indian Penal Code. The lawyer has alleged that both Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have been “maliciously spreading/promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony in the country by way of mischievously and spitefuly posting frivolous, derogatory and defamatory posts with the intent to outrage religious feelings of a class by insulting its religion or religious feelings/sentiments more specifically against Islam, Muslims.”Tweets by Kangana on “Mumbai turning into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir” and by Rangoli about “shooting mullas and secular media” have been referred to by the advocate who has also attached all the tweets as exhibits in the letter sent to the Advocate General.The letter also states-“It is pertinent to note that the said malicious tweets have defamed our country, its police, authorized government bodies, executive machineries all being established by the laws in India and have created serious ruckus in the country which has not just hurt my feelings but have also hurt the emotions, and feelings of Mumbai police, its retired officers, Mumbaikars, Maharashtrians and all the fellow countrymen. Kanagana Ranaut has been continuously creating fear and panic in the minds of the people of the country, more specifically, Mumbaikars by indirectly or directly terming it as terrorist spot/hub.It is imperative to also note that Kanagana Ranaut has no respect for law of the land, she has been time and again vehemently with malafide intentions and ulterior motives creating the hatred atmosphere in the country amongst Hindus and Muslims, thereby causing serious threat to the integrity of the country.” Click Here To Download Letter[Read Letter]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Pike County rallies to host state arts council

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Scores of Pike Countians attended a reception welcoming members of the Alabama State Council on the Arts on Wednesday evening.SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Alabama State Council on the Arts held its quarterly meeting in Troy Wednesday and Thursday and the Johnson Center for the Arts, as host, led the way in expressing appreciation to ASCA for its generosity in awarding grants to local arts organizations.“For the first time ever, all of the arts organizations in Pike County came together to show their appreciation to the Alabama State Council on the Arts for its longtime support of the arts throughout the county,” said Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director. “ASCA has been very generous in awarding grants to the Johnson Center, the Troy Arts Council, the Brundidge Historical Society and the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.“We were thrilled and honored that ASCA chose the Johnson Center for its quarterly meeting. We were appreciative of the opportunity to express, first-hand, our appreciation to the ASCA members and staff for their continuing support of our local arts organizations.ASCA members and staff conducted council business at the Johnson Center, which included voting to approve recommended grants to arts organizations that were submitted under the June 1 deadline. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The people of Pike County and the governmental entities realize and appreciate the fact that ASCA has poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into Troy and Pike County over the many years.”Pritchett said it was encouraging to see that support of the arts comes from every facet of the Pike County community.“Mayors Jason Reeves of Troy and Jimmy Ramage of Brundidge and members of their councils attended Wednesday’s functions,” Pritchett said and also cited Pike County Commission chairman Homer Reeves, State Rep. Alan Boothe and Sen. Jimmy Holley. Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. as being among the business and community leaders and arts advocates from across the county and Troy University who were in attendance. Skip Pritchett said the quarterly meeting was extremely important to arts organizations all around the state that benefit from grants awarded by ASCA.“Without the support of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, many – probably most – of the arts organizations would not, otherwise, be able to offer the arts programs that are enjoyed statewide,” she said.On Wednesday, the Johnson Center hosted a community-wide reception for the state arts council members and staff in the afternoon and a dinner and concert that night.“ASCA was welcomed warmly into Troy by our community,” Pritchett said. “The turnout for the reception and the dinner was outstanding. Everyone was enthusiastic in showing appreciation for the generous support the local arts organizations receive. Print Article Published 8:00 am Friday, September 5, 2014 Pike County rallies to host state arts councilcenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Email the author You Might Like Downtown readies for tailgating On game day, Downtown Troy is the place to be for unique spin on the tailgating experience. This is the… read more Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: US daily case count shoots back up over 50,000

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 700,000 people worldwide.Over 18.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.7 million diagnosed cases and at least 156,830 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:8:30 a.m.: Fourth-graders to be quarantined after student tests positive in North CarolinaA fourth-grade student at a private school in North Carolina has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report by Durham ABC station WTVD-TV. Thales Academy said it was notified Monday that one of its student at its Wake Forest campus had tested positive after being exposed by a family member. The school then sent a letter home to parents explaining what happened and how it planned to move forward, WTVD reported. The last time the infected student was on campus was Friday. The student was asymptomatic throughout their time at school, passing the temperature check and symptom-screening checklist for entry, according to WTVD. Students potentially exposed have been contacted and will be quarantined for 14 days along with the teaching staff, WTVD reported. Thales Academy welcomed students back to its campuses for the new school year in July.7:50 a.m.: Bolivia cancels the rest of its school yearSchools across Bolivia will remain closed for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Anez announced the decision earlier this week. “Today we make the decision to close the school year,” Anez wrote in Spanish on Twitter. “It is very hard, but we do it to take care of the health of Bolivians, especially our children. Health is the most important thing, especially at this time.”Last week, the South American nation’s highest electoral authority postponed the presidential election from Sept. 8 to Oct. 18 due to the pandemic, marking the third time the vote has been delayed. More than 83,000 people in Bolivia have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and at least 3,320 of them have died, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.7:09 a.m.: Democratic and Republican governors band together to fill testing voidA bipartisan group of at least seven governors has teamed up with the Rockefeller Foundation to try to expand the use of rapid antigen tests to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, clinched the deal with the New York City-based private foundation in “the first interstate testing compact of its kind among governors during the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a press release. The governors of Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia have all signed on to the agreement.The governors are now in talks with the U.S. manufactures of the Food and Drug Administation-authorized fast-acting tests, which deliver results in 15-20 minutes, to purchase 500,000 per state, for a total of three million tests.“With severe shortages and delays in testing and the federal administration attempting to cut funding for testing, the states are banding together to acquire millions of faster tests to help save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19,” Hogan said in a statement Tuesday night. “I want to thank my fellow governors for signing on to this groundbreaking bipartisan agreement, which we have just finalized after weeks of discussions with the Rockefeller Foundation. We will be working to bring additional states, cities, and local governments on board as this initiative moves forward.”5:14 a.m.: Global death toll tops 700,000More than 700,000 people around the world have now died from the novel coronavirus — another grim milestone in the pandemic.As of early Wednesday morning, the global death toll from COVID-19 was at 700,741, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. 3:37 a.m.: US daily case count shoots back up over 50,000More than 57,000 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States on Tuesday, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily caseload is about 10,000 more than the previous day’s increase but still lower than the country’s record set on July 16, when more than 77,000 new cases were identified in a 24-hour reporting period.A total of 4,771,519 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 156,830 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July.Many states have seen a rise in infections in recent weeks, with some — including Arizona, California and Florida — reporting daily records.However, an internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained by ABC News on Monday night shows an 8.8% decrease in new cases across the United States over the past week compared with the previous week. That same seven-day span saw a 24% increase in deaths, according to the memo. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Why some Latino essential workers remain overlooked amid racial reckoning protests

first_imgBY: ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC NEWSThis report is part of “Turning Point,” a groundbreaking month-long series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation.(NEW YORK) — In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in May, the movement for racial justice exploded across the country.White and Black alike took up the cause, calling for police reform, racial justice in the workplace and health care, and took up the mantle “Black Lives Matter.”But other long-suffering communities of color received less attention and remain the targets of racial and ethnic discrimination, work in sub-standard conditions and have few paths for advancement, all while facing the coronavirus pandemic. Many Latinos, for instance, say they experience racism and inequality daily, but may not feel that they have the power or the privilege to speak up for themselves. That’s even more true for those who are undocumented, or who have family living in the U.S. illegally.While some have joined Black Lives Matter protests, frustrated over issues like aggressive policing, the experience is uneven in part because of the wide-ranging because of the geographic, ethnic and socioeconomic variation within the community.The vast majority of Latinos living in the U.S. (around 60.6 million) are not undocumented, but 15.7% lived in poverty in 2019, a number that had been falling, but is still more than double their white counterparts, according to Census data.Latinos also make up a large portion of the labor force in service sectors that were considered essential after the COVID-19 pandemic started (some 65%), like some construction, health care and food service, leaving them at higher risk of being exposed to the disease without the protections typically afforded first responders and other traditional essential workers.“Why are Latinos dying at a higher rate? Because we have no choice,” said Frankie Miranda, the president of the Hispanic Federation, which supports Latino-led non-profits around the country.. “We have to go to work, stock the shelves, deliver the food, be the sanitation workers, and of course we don’t have the protective gear or any kind of information that can help us really navigate this. We know this for sure because our member agencies — that were already underfunded and under-resourced — were the ones that needed to step in and be the first responders for our communities.”‘They just don’t care about us’Maribel Garcia, the owner of Lexus Concrete, in Houston, said she understands the experience of undocumented workers — her husband was once in that position, but was able to get his citizenship. Now, they own the company together.“They’re very hardworking, and it’s sad because sometimes they’re made to have the mentality that their work doesn’t count or that they’re about to get deported,” she said. “They’re obedient and they’re worried. That’s their fear, they sleep with that, they wake up with that.”In the construction industry, being undocumented sometimes means safety takes a back seat. Jesse Rice, a member of Local 40 Union Ironworkers in New York City, said unions often have stricter safety measures, while for non-union companies (where undocumented Latinos often find work, because they don’t have insurance and are paid in cash) “safety always takes a back seat.”In these situations, undocumented workers are the most at risk, because if they get sick, they don’t always have the money to cover their medical bills and are often afraid to give their information out to hospitals and clinics.Rolando Alvarez, of A&M Drywall Finish and Paint in Columbus, Ohio, told ABC News that he and most other Mexican workers he works with live in fear of losing their jobs, being arrested or getting kicked out of the country, so when working conditions are bad or they are being taken advantage of, they simply look the other way.Alvarez’s mother, who is undocumented, has been working at a cleaning company in Ohio for nearly seven years, where he said she is paid minimum wage, with no overtime. He said things got even worse for her this year, because when the virus hit, her supervisor and various employees tested positive, but the bosses “covered up the numbers to make sure workers come in.”“They just don’t care about us, they just want us to get the job done,” he said.Alvarez himself was undocumented for 14 years, and before he owned his drywall company, he cleaned.“I was washing floors one day and the supervisor was trying to take advantage of me, to give me less money, threatening me with deportation,” he recalled. “And the supervisor was Mexican, like me. He knew everyone was undocumented, he had a lot of people working from his town in Mexico.”When asked why he believes the Mexican community has not jumped into action and demanded racial equality following the Black Lives Matter protests, Alvarez suggested: “We are too afraid. Even if you want to do a peaceful protest, you don’t want to be arrested because you can get deported.”Lack of unity, some sayAlvarez’s case points to another situation that many Latinos say is affecting the community: lack of unity.“Our countries of origin, in Latin America, have very complex histories of slavery, white supremacy and colonialism, so there is already a very complex mix, that when people move from Latin America to the U.S., is also adding to the existing system of discrimination in this country,” said Miranda, of the Hispanic Federation. “And in the end, members of our community are forced to compete for limited resources in housing, in health, in education. So it is a very interesting way in which the system of discrimination in this country pins us against each other.”The added pressure to “make it” in the country only heightens the problem, he said, as immigrants are sometimes unwilling to help each other out or speak up about the issues affecting them. Similarly, some Latinos say that when Hispanics who were once immigrants become citizens, they often reject their past, their culture and the people in it, leading to a massive separation within the community.“Some of the Hispanics that are legalized here, they have a wealthy life, so they’re not worried about [the immigrants]. A lot of people are ashamed of their parents because they’re immigrants, because they live a different lifestyle here in the U.S.,” Garcia said. “I do believe the ones that do have papers don’t wanna make a difference because they’re already living their American dream and maybe they’re ashamed or maybe they think it will affect their jobs.”Alvarez said that he believes there is a generational divide as well.“Also, we are not as united as we think we are,” he said. “We try to help each other, but when it comes time to do something about it, it’s hard. Especially the older people, they just want to come here, do their thing, and not get in trouble. But younger people are starting to protest. I think we’ll get there but it will take time.”‘Biggest hope’Miranda, of the Hispanic Federation, blames the social and economic inequalities Latinos face in the U.S. on immigration laws, decades of racism against brown people and Latinos’ own class systems. But he also blames the last four years of violence and prejudice toward the community on the Trump administration.“At the start of the pandemic I was seeing the incredible impact of COVID-19 on our community. We knew that people were getting sicker, dying and not seeking attention because they were afraid. And they were afraid because there is a toxic narrative around our community coming from the White House,” Miranda said.As the 2020 election approaches, the federation — in collaboration with actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and his family — is focusing more and more on bringing recognition to the Latino population in the U.S. and in getting them more involved in politics, although 28 million out of the more than 60 million will not be voting for several reasons, including not having citizenship. They’ve also raised $14 million to provide the community — and others in need — with cash assistance, rent assistance and PPE.Miranda said that giving to Latino organizations has been low.“This also affects the ability for Latino organizations to mobilize communities. Think about right now, with the election. Everybody is just now thinking last minute about the Latino vote,” Miranda said. “The younger Latinos are my biggest hope, because they’re the ones who are going to be driving the change.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more