East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileCresta Marakanelo Limited operates in the travel and tourism sector, concentrating on the provision of hotel services to business travellers. In addition to accommodation, Cresta, as part of its services, offers customers restaurants, bars, safari tours, provision of conference facilities, outside catering, as well as other ancillary business activities carried out from the Hotels. In its operations, Cresta derives marketing benefits and support from the use of the “Cresta” brand, through its Management Agreement with Cresta Holdings.
Amid tragedy, Brazil’s Episcopal-Anglican church conveys God’s love Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Community church leaders in Santa Maria join for an ecumenical service to remember the lives lost at the nightclub fire. From left to right, Pastor Reinoldo Neumann (Lutheran), Bishop Francisco Silva (Episcopal), Father Xico (Catholic), and Rev. Volmir (Episcopal). Photo/Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil[Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil] On Sunday, Jan. 27, the Episcopal Anglican Church in Brazil (IEAB) woke to the tragic news that the entire country is still struggling with—in the early hours of the morning at a nightclub in the city of Santa Maria in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, a raging fire claimed the lives of 230+ persons, the majority of them young people and students.Santa Maria is home to the headquarters of the Diocese of Sul-Ocidental of the IEAB. According to its Bishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, the location of the nightclub is in close proximity to the Episcopal cathedral in Santa Maria. Bishop Francisco was immediately available for pastoral support, even as families dealt with the painful task of identifying the victims. The local community of faith sprang into action, reaching across denominational lines to organize an ecumenical service of remembrance for the victims, and offering pastoral support to the families in mourning.Primate Mauricio Andrade and Provincial Secretary Arthur Cavalcante were also quick to contact Bishop Francisco and offer their support and messages of solidarity with the families of the victims and the wider community in Santa Maria. The IEAB continues to support and encourage Bishop Francisco and the Diocese Sul-Ocidental as they continue to minister to their community in this difficult time. Archbishop-elect of Canterbury, Justin Welby, also sent Bishop Francisco a letter conveying his condolences for the community of Santa Maria, and that he and many others would continue to hold the bishop, his clergy, and the community in their prayers.Articles from earlier this week are available at the following link (in English) on the IEAB’s website: http://ns.ieab.org.br/2013/01/29/solidarity-with-the-victims-of-the-tragedy-in-santa-maria/ as well as at the ecumenical Latin American & Caribbean Communication Agency: http://www.alcnoticias.net/interior.php?codigo=23348&lang=688. — Nina Boe is serving in Brazil through the Young Adult Service Corps program. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Tali FolkinsPosted Sep 28, 2015 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group [Anglican Journal] A London, Ontario church is raising money for Syrian refugees at lightning speed — thanks, at least partly, to a very Canadian household material.As of Sept. 21, St. Aidan’s Anglican Church had raised roughly $35,000 for refugee sponsorship after 15 days of its “Red Tape Challenge.” The appeal asks participants, after making their donations, to tear a piece of red duct tape and attach it to their vehicles, rural mailbox or other prominent place.The point of the tape, says John Davidson, the St. Aidan’s parishioner who came up with the idea, is to pressure the federal government to reduce barriers to refugees in Canada – “to show Ottawa that yes, you can cut through red tape if you have the desire and the wherewithal, and you want to get the job done.”The rector of St. Aidan’s, Canon Kevin George, says the appeal began after a sermon he preached on Sunday, September 6 — the Sunday after the first publication of the photo of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach.“I preached that Sunday from James 2 about how we’re called to be a people who don’t just speak about faith but who act upon those things, particularly with respect to how James says that mercy triumphs over judgment,” George says.Immediately after the service, Davidson approached him with the “red tape” concept. “He walked up to me and said, ‘I think I have an idea’,” George says.Davidson is an accomplished fundraiser. In the mid-1990s, he pushed his son Jesse – afflicted with Duchenne muscular dystrophy – across Ontario, then walked across Canada to raise money to fight the disease. Davidson then founded a charity, Jesse’s Journey, which has since raised more than $20 million.“People tend to listen” to Davidson when he stands up and makes a plea to raise money for a cause, George says.Parishioners were already feeling very moved by the photo of little Alan, and a flurry of fundraising ensued on the spot.“I think we were at $16 or 17,000 thousand dollars by the end of leaving coffee hour,” George says. “I’ve been doing this for about 20 years – priestly ministry – and I can’t remember ever doing anything where people responded so quickly with so much.”By the following Tuesday, Davidson had made and posted a “Red Tape Challenge” Facebook page, with a short video piece. By the following Sunday, the appeal had raised $30,000.“We had people in our neighborhood who don’t belong to our church take the challenge,” George says. One of these people donated $5,000; George let his congregation know about the donation, and said he hoped someone in the parish would match it—which they did.Initially planning to sponsor one family, the parish is now considering two, Davidson says.Taking part in the challenge is easy, Davidson says, because so many places of worship are trying to raise funds for refugees. Donors can simply slip their donation, enclosed in an envelope, into a church mail slot.“There are more churches than Tim Hortons [donut shops] and they’ve got better parking,” he says. “So stick it in there, just write the name of the church—for me, I was making mine to St. Aidan’s, and I wrote ‘St. Aidan’s Church—refugee fund.’ They’ll know what to do with it.”Davidson says he hopes the challenge, in addition to raising money, will help encourage Ottawa to speed up the resettlement of refugees, so that many more can be allowed into Canada.“I’m all for a bit of scrutiny to find out who you’re getting,” he says. “I just thought, ‘Wow we’ve got to do better than that, when you look at Germany and the numbers they’re taking.’” Germany is expected to resettle at least 800,000 asylum seekers this year.George says he and other organizers are heartened by Immigration Minister Chris Alexander’s announcement this weekend of plans to, in his own words, “cut red tape” and speed up the processing of refugees. Ottawa will undertake new measures that will allow 10,000 Syrian refugees to be admitted by September 2016, instead of the federal government’s promise in January of doing so within three years, Alexander says.But organizers think much more can still be done, George says. He points to a recent call on Ottawa by retired general Rick Hillier to bring in 50,000 refugees over the next three months—a number that is really not as large as it may seem, George says, given Canada’s size.“Fifty thousand represents just a little more than what we would put in a Blue Jays game—right across the nation,” he says.Participants in the Red Tape Challenge are invited to post photos or video of their own torn red tape on Facebook or other social media, Davidson says. But he’s less enthusiastic about the idea of people sharing other people’s Red Tape Challenge posts without actually taking part.“I said when it comes to sharing it – don’t,” he says. “Don’t share unless you’re going to do something yourself, because this is important. When it comes to sharing video stuff, this isn’t a cat playing a piano we’re talking about — this is real people in real trouble.People are sharing things constantly … but are they actually acting on anything? That’s the question. And I have found in my past adventures action speaks a lot louder than words.”George and Davidson say they hope the Red Tape Challenge will be picked up by other faith leaders in the London area, or even nationwide.“Wouldn’t it be great if every church in this country was ready and able to raise that kind of money and say, ‘we’re standing by, send us people who need the help and we’ll help them?,” Davidson says. “And I think you’ll find a few years down the road these people are great contributors to the country.” Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canadian church’s ‘red tape challenge’ raises funds for Syrian refugees The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Refugees Migration & Resettlement Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Please enter your comment! January 11, 2017 marks the 53rd anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.The 1964 report, released by Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry, was the first federal government report linking smoking and ill health, including lung cancer and heart disease. This scientifically rigorous report laid the foundation for tobacco control efforts in the United States.On the basis of more than 7,000 articles relating to smoking and disease already available at that time in the biomedical literature, the Advisory Committee concluded that cigarette smoking was:A cause of lung cancer and laryngeal cancer in menA probable cause of lung cancer in womenThe most important cause of chronic bronchitisThe release of the report was the first in a series of steps intended to diminish the impact of tobacco use on the health of the American people.For several days, the report furnished newspaper headlines across the country and lead stories on television newscasts. Later it was ranked among the top news stories of 1964.The U.S. Congress adopted the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act of 1965 and the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act of 1969. These laws:Required a health warning on cigarette packagesBanned cigarette advertising in the broadcasting mediaCalled for an annual report on the health consequences of smokingIn the last 50 years, the public has an increased understanding of the devastating health and financial burdens caused by tobacco use. We now know that smoking causes a host of cancers and other illnesses and is still the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.Americans have given up smoking in increasing numbers. Nearly half of all living adults who ever smoked have quit.However, more than 45 million American adults still smoke, more than 8 million are living with a serious illness caused by smoking, and about nearly 500,000 Americans die prematurely each year as a result of tobacco use. Joe F. January 12, 2017 at 3:51 am Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 1 COMMENT Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSCancerSmoking Previous articleApopka Weekly Arrest ReportNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2017 minus 1964 does not equal 50. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply
Year: Projects CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/396428/arrow-apollo-architects-and-associates Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily 2013 Arrow / APOLLO Architects & Associates Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Area: 84 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 33 Share Houses Photographs Arrow / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveArrow / APOLLO Architects & Associates Photographs: Masao Nishikawa Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. This SOHO house is built on a portion of the lot of the owner’s parents’ house. Part of the first floor is used as a photo studio, and the living spaces are made on the second floor where the entrance is located. Since the divided lot is long and narrow, an exterior design was required that utilizes the depth of the approach while considering the distance from and contrast with the main house.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaBy employing an open style with glass walls for the photo studio facade on the first floor, an intermediate space, albeit small, is unified with the exterior and brings comfort.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Masao NishikawaSave this picture!PlanThe shallow sloped approach-stairs to the second floor entrance nicely match the sharp inclined wall and constitute the characteristic facade, and as a result they function as a novelty to invite visitors. The pitched roof formed by the regulation on the north side creates a unique exterior and interior appearance. Light from the slit-shaped skylight on the peak of the roof casts dramatic shadows in the entirely white-colored room. An unblocked sky view from the skylight also has the effect of making one forget that the house is in a densely populated residential area. The second floor is an open one-room space, including the loft space that is accessed by a ladder, and can be used for multiple purposes. The rhythmic continuation of the “diagonal” elements, which are glimpsed in many spaces, creates a comfortable unease in the room. One of the characteristics of this house is the non-existence of a clear border between ON/OFF, since the living space, where one can play with a variety of natural lights, is used as a space for taking photos.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaProject gallerySee allShow lessMichael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) Chosen as Landscape Architect for Menil Co…ArticlesBarranco No. 436 / JSªSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/396428/arrow-apollo-architects-and-associates Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAPOLLO Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoHousesWoodJapanPublished on July 08, 2013Cite: “Arrow / APOLLO Architects & Associates” 08 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Lead Architect: CopyHouses•Bettlach, Switzerland CopyAbout this officeTormen Architekten AGOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookBettlachSwitzerlandPublished on April 19, 2020Cite: “House Bettlach / Tormen Architekten AG” 19 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Observation House / I/O architects Photographs Observation House / I/O architectsSave this projectSaveObservation House / I/O architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776001/observation-house-i-o-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Sofia, Bulgaria Year: ArchDaily Projects Save this picture!© Assen Emilov+ 30Curated by Fernanda Castro Share 2015 Houses Bulgaria ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776001/observation-house-i-o-architects Clipboard Area: 980 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Assen EmilovDesign Team:Viara Jeliazkova, Georgi Katov, Stefan ApostolovStructural Engineer:Boris ParvanovCity:SofiaCountry:BulgariaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Assen EmilovRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The house is located on a hill in the highest corner of a village amid an agricultural area in Northeast Bulgaria. The site of the project is distinguished both by its panoramic views and distant visibility. In order to strengthen them, a part of the program is located in the seemingly blind bastion-like volume and the living area is elevated high on it.Save this picture!© Assen EmilovSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Assen EmilovThis brings view completion up to 360 degree and privacy in the fully opened space above. The pitched roof connects geometrically the upper volume with the base and adds complexity in the interior space while the oversized eaves connect it to the little meadow around and exaggerate the hovering effect of the slim metal structure.Save this picture!© Assen EmilovSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Assen EmilovThe proportion and the materiality of the solid base give it the appearance of an infrastructural object that define the edge of the village and conceal the ambitious program of the house. The only perforation leads to the cave like space of the entrance hall / garage. The materiality of the interior spaces is dominated by local species wood cladding, which balances the roughness of the entire structure and its surroundings.Save this picture!© Assen EmilovSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Assen EmilovOriginally published on October 27, 2015. Project gallerySee allShow lessRR House / Rakta StudioSelected ProjectsThe Great Wall of WA / Luigi RosselliSelected Projects Share Architects: I/O architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeI/O architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSofiaIcebergBulgariaPublished on October 31, 2020Cite: “Observation House / I/O architects” 31 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Eyricka KingTonight, some 2.3 million people in the United States will fall asleep in a prison, jail or juvenile or immigrant detention facility. (prisonpolicy.org) Many will suffer terrible violence while incarcerated.One of those 2.3 million is Eyricka King, a Black trans woman incarcerated at Franklin Correctional Facility in Malone, N.Y., where she has experienced beatings, sexual harassment, solitary confinement and denial of medical treatment. Franklin is located near the Canadian border, over 300 miles from King’s home and supporters in New York City.King is being housed in a men’s prison, which is the typical treatment for trans women in New York state and places her at extreme risk of sexual violence. In order to cover up beatings by prison staff, King has been moved into solitary confinement on a trumped-up infraction. Solitary confinement punishes her for being trans and makes her more vulnerable to abuse by corrections officers. It is crucial for her health and safety that she be let out and moved to another facility.Trans and queer people of color fight backFortunately, King is not alone in her fight to survive prison. A network of individuals called F2L (Freedom to Live) is “doing support work for queer and trans Black, Indigenous and criminalized people of color facing time in the New York State prison system.” It has been fighting to improve King’s conditions and win her release as soon as possible.Through pack-the-court actions, letters, briefs and tireless organizing, F2L has successfully lobbied for her current sentence to potentially be reduced by two to four years. F2L has gotten a social worker assigned to King, and makes regular calls to Franklin Correctional Facility and officials in Albany, pressuring them to improve her conditions, and letting them know they are being watched. F2L’s primary goal is to move King to another facility where she would be safer and closer to New York City.Letter from prisonOn July 11, supporters received a letter from King detailing the most recent violence she has endured at Franklin. It was her fourth attempt to send a letter — the first three were shredded by guards and returned to her.The letter says that on June 30, after returning from a court date in New York City, she alerted corrections officers that inmates in her dorm had threatened her. Three officers arrived, cuffed King and began beating her, slamming her into a brick wall while shouting transphobic slurs.King’s letter continues: “They then threw me in the back of the van beat up and still cuffed, and drove me to the box [solitary confinement] and stripped me naked and threw me in a cell. I’ve been in the same cell since. They are denying me medical treatment. I’ve been in so much pain and so out of it I haven’t eaten since Friday morning June 30th. I’m so scared, I think they are going to really hurt me and try to say it was a suicide.”King’s right breast implant was ruptured during the assault, a fact not discovered until almost two weeks later, when a flood of calls from her supporters forced Franklin prison to investigate and provide medical treatment.King’s letter ends with an appeal for supporters to call prison officials.What you can doAs of this writing, King is being held at the Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill, N.Y., awaiting a hearing in New York City later this month. After the hearing, she is expected to be returned to Franklin. In a second letter, received July 17, King described being transported to court by the Emergency Services Unit handcuffed and shackled in a pitch black, windowless, unventilated van. “It’s complete torture,” she wrote.Please call and demand that Eyricka King (DIN: 16A4486) be permanently moved to a facility where she can be in protective custody and not solitary confinement. In addition, demand that the force order be cancelled that allowed King to be transported in the manner described above.To report cases where a person is not being given appropriate medical attention, call the Health Services Office in Albany at 518-445-6176; Jason Effman, head of Prison Rape Elimination Act at 518-457-3955; Office of Special Investigations at 518-457-2653; Office of the Inspector General at 518-474-1010; Prison Rape Elimination Act Deputy at Downstate Correctional Facility at 845-831-6600, ext. 2160.F2L encourages people to call and donate: “Eyricka is facing extreme Anti-Blackness and transmisogyny and needs all the support she can get. Please make it part of your daily routine to call in until she is either released or allowed to move to a less horrible facility. Also, please send money to Eyricka’s commissary through F2L.”Supporters can donate to F2L at generosity.com/community-fundraising/f2l.Funds can be donated through King’s mother, Kelly Harrison, at gofundme.com/aid-for-eyricka-king. There are also numerous online services to donate directly to King’s commissary using her DIN (16A4486).Follow @Justice4Eyricka on Twitter and @JusticeForEyrica Instagram. Spread King’s story over social media with the hashtag #JusticeForEyrica. You can also follow F2L on Facebook for updates on King’s condition.Sign a petition for King at change.org/p/franklin-correctional-facility-justice-for-eryka-king. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Twitter Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Joey McReynolds ReddIt Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Linkedin + posts Facebook Linkedin Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Previous articleVenues in Fort Worth to host several concerts this JulyNext articleFort Worth’s Fourth to attract thousands for family-friendly fun Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ printMembers of the community will have another option for their Fourth of July celebrations this weekend as well as the opportunity to donate to the Tarrant Area Food Bank.The Tanglewood and Overton Park neighborhood associations are hosting a Fourth of July parade and gathering in Overton Park Saturday morning at nine. The event will include a free popsicles and refreshments, as well as a donation station for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, said Joanne Viola, the Overton Park committee chair for the parade.Viola said people who wish to be in the parade can start lining up at 8:30 Saturday morning. Bicyclists and walkers will line up on Woodwick Court, while cars and floats can line up on Overton Park Drive West. Anyone riding a bike or scooter will be required wear a helmet in order to be in the parade.Viola also said those who wish to park and view the parade from the street can park on Tanglewood Trail or along the park, south of Ranch View Road. Overton Park Drive East and Overton Park Drive West will be closed during the parade from Bellaire to Ranch View in addition to normal road closings on Bellaire Drive.“With the construction on Bellaire, we definitely encourage people to allow extra time to get there,” Viola said.The gathering afterwards will also have a space for people to donate to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Viola said the city of Fort Worth challenged neighbor associations to see who could raise the most food for the food bank as part of a city wide initiative.Angela Rush is the Human Relations Administrator for the City of Fort Worth and helps coordinate the food drive. She said the city has included city employees in the food drive for over 20 years, however this is only the second year that neighborhood associations are joining the cause. The winning neighborhood will be recognized at a city council meeting once the contest is over.“The neighborhoods compete against each other and the city departments compete against each other to see who has the bragging rights,” Rush said. “The neighborhoods, for being its first year last year, they really came on board very strongly.”Rush said last year 20 neighborhoods competed in the contest, collecting nearly 4,300 pounds of food and raising over $10,600. She also added that each dollar raised is equivalent to about six pounds of food.“It’s a great competition for a very worthwhile cause,” Rush said. Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday