ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileZimre Property Investments is a real estate holding company in Zimbabwe offering services which include project management of residential and commercial developments, aswell as management, valuations and sales of residential, commercial and industrial property. The company has been involved in substantial infrastructural development projects including 340 residential stands in Zimre Park in Masvingo and the Parklands Extension project in Bulawayo, which involved developing 140 residential stands and road, water, electricity and sewer reticulation infrastructure. The Property Valuation division covers the range of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural valuations; specialising in valuating petrol filling stations, hotels and leisure resorts aswell as plant and machinery valuations. Zimre Property Investments is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Red Roses’ 33-10 victory over France in Grenoble secures top spot Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. England move to No 1 in the Women’s World Rugby RankingsEngland have secured top spot in the Women’s World Rugby Rankings after a 33-10 victory over France in Grenoble.The Red Roses will overtake New Zealand and move to No 1 when the rankings are officially updated on Monday. It is the first time England have been ranked as the best team in the world since August 2017, when the Black Ferns leapfrogged them during their World Cup-winning campaign.It was 10-10 at the Stade des Alpes at half-time but England pulled away to score 23 points in the second period and make it six straight wins over the French.Hooker Amy Cokayne opened the scoring with a try from a powerful driving maul… “The machine delivers!”France have just learned the hard way that they can’t afford to give Jessica Breach time and space!Watch #FRAvENG live on @BBCiPlayer and @BBCTwo: https://t.co/nVjuv4RfmV#bbcrugby pic.twitter.com/UX2DhaaV2e Lead role: Emily Scarratt tries to break through the French defence (Getty Images) “She’s one in a million”.On today’s showing in Grenoble, it’s easy to see why @sarah_hunter8 wanted to sing Emily Scarratt’s praises!#FRAvENG reaction: https://t.co/nVjuv4RfmV#RedRoses #bbcrugby pic.twitter.com/TdKSkwHkrF— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 14, 2020Both sides are likely to make changes for the second and final Test of the series at Twickenham next Saturday, which will also be shown live on BBC Two.The coaching teams are looking to try out different combinations in the build-up to next year’s World Cup, with the pool draw for that competition taking place in Auckland on Friday morning (Thursday evening in the UK).England, New Zealand and Canada are the top seeds for the draw, with World Rugby using rankings from the start of the year due to the disruption Covid-19 has caused to the Test calendar. The Black Ferns had been hoping to play eight Tests in 2020 but have instead had to settle for two fixtures against the NZ Barbarians, the first of which they won 34-15.In contrast, England are the only Women’s Six Nations team to have played all their matches this year as they wrapped up back-to-back Grand Slams two weeks ago.Now the Red Roses will be hoping to extend their run of successive victories over France to seven next weekend and thus ensure they triumph in all of their 2020 Tests. — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 14, 2020Red Roses captain Emily Scarratt added 18 points with her boot to ensure it was a comfortable victory over their biggest European rivals. Sarah Hunter, who swapped the scrum for the studio due to injury, is full of praise for Scarratt… That driving maul Watch #FRAvENG live on @BBCiPlayer and @BBCTwo: https://t.co/nVjuv4RfmV#RedRoses #bbcrugby pic.twitter.com/CPeteqWJxB— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 14, 2020Skipper Gaelle Hermet got one back for France when she showed great athleticism to stretch over the line, but it was the visitors who dominated after the break.First Alex Matthews crossed the whitewash, a try created from a brilliant break by Helena Rowland, and then Jess Breach splintered the French defence to touch down. You can watch her try here… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments (1) Julian Malakar says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Samuel Azariah, primate of The Church of Pakistan (United), has strongly condemned the bombing of two churches in the Yohanabad area of Lahore. More than 20 people have reportedly died and more than 75 are injured, many severely.The primate called the twin attacks on Christ Church and St. John’s Catholic Church a “cowardly and inhuman act of terrorists against a religious minority in Pakistan.”Azariah asked for prayer and urged all Christian denominations in Pakistan to stand united in this time of trial and difficulty. “We shall overcome through our love and kindness upon those who believe in evil and inhuman acts,” he said.The Rt. Rev. Irfan Jamil, bishop of Lahore diocese, said that a joint funeral service was being planned with the Roman Catholic church.“I thank the Anglican Communion for its support and encouragement at this difficult time,” he said. “Please continue to pray for us now and in the challenging times ahead. [Pray] for security at [the] service.”Azariah expressed deep concern about the insecurity of minorities in the Pakistani context. He said that it was the responsibility of the State to provide security and protection to all people and especially to those who were weak, marginalized and smaller in number.The Nation newspaper reported that all missionary schools in the country will remain closed on Monday as a sign of mourning. Special prayers were to be held for those who had lost their lives in the blasts. Christian leaders have announced that they would hold protests until the perpetrators were arrested and brought to justice.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Interim General Secretary of the Anglican Communion Office the Rev. Alyson Barnett-Cowan have sent condolences to Jamil and assured him of the support and prayers of the Anglican Communion.The Anglican Alliance is liaising with leaders in The Church of Pakistan and partners in the Anglican Communion to determine how best to respond.Share your prayers for Pakistan on the prayer wall of the Anglican Communion website. Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Pakistan primate condemns attack on churches in Youhanabad Anglican Communion, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York March 17, 2015 at 1:13 pm It is sad and shameful for modern society to watch atrocities against Pakistani Christians day after day, year after year without any positive step other than PRAY and condemnation to stop innocent blood shed. We watched Muslims outcry around the world when an innocent blood of Muslim is shed in America or in Europe because of terrorism, why don’t we see Muslim outcry to stop repeated Christian killing in Pakistan? This is hypocrisy for modern society. Are Christians in Pakistan not human? Christians in Pakistan are very minority less than 1% and they are not obstacle for any political activities but still they are victim because of their faiths and world watch hopelessly. 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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here One of the highlights of the night was hearing the compelling story of Habitat homebuyer and partner Dellanira. At one point, Dellanira and her two children were housed in a small room at a domestic violence shelter where they were forced to share a living space with others, and they simply did not feel at home. In May of 2016, Dellanira found out how Habitat could help her and her children to live a better life. “At that point, I felt like everything I had been through was worth it because I was about to give my kids a new start.” Her road to homeownership was finally underway. We cannot thank her enough for sharing her inspiring story with our guests at the Raise the Roof event. SilverCBA ArchitectsSu Casa AppraisalsAnnunciation Catholic Church Behind all of the excitement lies something greater than meets the eye. We’re building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter – and we have fun doing it! This event would not have been possible without the support of our donors, sponsors, speakers, and volunteers. Thank you for believing in our mission and we hope to see you next year. Together, we can create a community in which everyone has a decent place to call home. Alberto HernandezTodd LapierrePamela YoderIsrael QuinonesTammy MegowanMarcus RutledgeHeather LindseyDaniel MarpleBob GoreckiGeorge WesterlingJames WrightTerri LazarusTimothy HooperTerence BrownAndrew InnesVincent BosseSteve SanfordCharlie TapounetMyrna TapounetWilliam BrittianMike FernandezMackenzie Humes Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply GoldRyder Systems, Inc.Farmers InsuranceFINFROCK VolunteersWilliam McclanahanWilliam CraddockBilly HackettAdrienne CraddockSharday WarrenSandra SchiraldiRyan CalederonRhonda JenkinsRiley HenryNick RenoMalik JohnsonTatianna MaenzaLaura JacksonJim SchneckJessica NickersonJessica TorresIngrid RichrathGarrett DamicoEric TrotmanDiamond PichardoMark FriedmanDessane BowersConnor deFreeseJosephine Di RussoWilliam BarkerBrooke AbzugBeatriz FaustmaAlexander Perez thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Guests decorated their tables in themes of their choosing, ranging from holiday to superheroes. Guests then casted their votes for various awards — funniest theme, most elegantly decorated table, and more. See the results below!Funniest – Charlan Brock AssociatesMost Elegant – Friedman & FriedmanCulture of Appreciation – Waste ProHome Construction – Prospect DevelopmentPeople’s Choice – Look Local MarketingTop Dog – Farmer’s Insurance Please enter your comment! TAGSHabitat for HumanityHabitat for Seminole-ApopkaRaise the Roof Previous articleHere’s why your local TV news is about to get even worseNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Special to The Apopka Voice from the Habitat of Seminole-Apopka BlogThis past Saturday, Habitat Seminole-Apopka had the pleasure of hosting our second annual Raise the Roof dinner and auction, held at a private hangar at the Sanford Airport. Auction items up for grabs included salon and spa services, professional sports gear signed by teams such as the Orlando Magic and Miami Dolphins, cruise bookings, and tickets to see Hamilton the Musical on Broadway. Guests had the opportunity to mix and mingle, dine with friends, and enjoy live entertainment, all while furthering Habitat’s mission of providing families in our community with a safe, affordable housing situation. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom
Gig workers are essential workersAs pandemic business closures escalated in 2019-2020, many immigrant workers who lost jobs at hotels and construction sites turned to the gig economy for work with Lyft, Uber, DoorDash, GrubHub and Instacart. Labelled as independent contractors by the companies, these workers have few labor protections. Mainstream media and corporate heads hailed them as essential heroes during the pandemic lockdown — while the workers themselves are treated poorly.What is it like to rely on this type of job to earn a living? Conditions are bleak. The hours are long, and the pay is low. Safety is a real concern. Drivers have been robbed; those on bikes have had them stolen. Francisco Villalva, a 29-year-old delivery cyclist, was killed in March during an attempted robbery in New York City.Drivers depend on tips to supplement the minimum wage they receive. But restaurants commonly steal the tips to apply to app service charges. Workers are frequently paid only when out on a delivery, even though they may spend hours on a company’s app searching for a gig.Workers are fighting these enormously profitable companies for status as employees — with the right to receive adequate compensation, sick time and workmen’s compensation and the right to form a union. Like Amazon workers, gig drivers are organizing for basic measures around human dignity. There are close to 5,000 restaurants serviced by DoorDash, and fewer than 200 allow delivery drivers to use their bathrooms. Workers report urinating in bottles or on the street, because they are denied access to these bathrooms.Gig workers are connecting through social media to share experiences and take up grassroots organizing. Groups like Los Deliveristas Unidos and El Diario de los Deliveryboys en la Gran Manzano (Deliveryboys in the Big Apple) are working with the Brooklyn-based Worker’s Justice Project/Proyecto Justicia Laboral (WJP). Mexican and Guatemalan gig workers are reaching out to workers from West Africa.However, gig workers in New York City should be wary of draft state legislation, backed by the New York State AFL-CIO, that would organize food delivery drivers and rideshare drivers into two preselected, massive unions. (Labor Notes, May 21) No vote by rank-and-file members would occur, and the designated unions would deal directly with the company with no input from members. State law could wipe out local victories that have won minimum pay laws. Workers labeled “contractors” would not gain employee status.A setback in state law happened in California in 2020. Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart spent hundreds of millions of dollars in a successful campaign to enact Prop. 22. The measure denies gig workers the right to organize and refuses to recognize them as company employees. These workers are the backbone of the corporations; their labor provides the expanding profit margins.Ligia Guallpa, WJP executive director, puts it plainly: “There is no labor movement without organizing the new workforce, which just happens to be immigrants in New York. Which is the exact same way the labor unions got started back in the day, right? They got started by immigrants.” (Labor Notes, May 20)Strikebreaker nursesThe valiant nurses at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, Mass., are still locked in their struggle with hospital owner, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, over adequate compensation and safe staffing. Tenet has undercut the nurses by hiring itinerant nurses to keep profits flowing amid reports of unsafe practices.Who are these nurses who would cross the picket line? What motivates them to risk their professional and ethical standards to take a job in a state in which they may not be licensed, at a hospital they are unfamiliar with?Unfortunately, the answer seems to be money. Salaries for a “strike nurse” are considerably higher than the pay for the average RN. Tenet is paying millions for nurses to cross the picket line, rather than negotiate with the experienced nurses who know how to care for patients at St. Vincent’s.Multiple agencies advertise for nurses to travel to hospitals where nurses are striking. Agencies pay travel and room and board expenses. Minimal experience is required from the nurses.An online listing by the U.S. Nursing Corporation currently advertises a need for nurses for an “indefinite nursing strike” in Massachusetts. (tinyurl.com/252bcyrx)That doesn’t seem to bode well for St. Vincent’s nurses, as Tenet digs in its heels to fund corporate greed at the expense of patients and the professional standards expected from nurses. Meanwhile, nurses with little experience, or union consciousness, are enticed to work in an unstable hospital environment that their peers have already deemed so unsafe they have walked off the job.As companies expand into health care empires, RNs are struggling to hold their place at the bargaining table to fight for the well-being of their patients and their fellow nurses. Nurses should be speaking as one voice against capitalist greed instead of being divided by the bosses.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Print Advertisement NewsLocal NewsCrisis as hospital struggles with second surgeBy admin – April 11, 2012 640 Email Linkedin Twitter Previous articleMinister Jan calls for new methods of inquiryNext articleTasty fund-raisers for Pieta House admin WhatsApp SERVICES at Limerick’s Regional Hospital were facing a second crisis in as many weeks with staff struggling to cope with 74 extra patients on trolleys, beds in corridors and overflow wards. And nurses representatives have warned that it is only a matter of time until disaster results from the ongoing overcrowding. On this Wednesday, there were 35 patients waiting on trolleys in the Emergency Department.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In addition, there were 25 patients being accommodated in an overflow ward and 14 others on beds and trolleys in corridors and other areas of the hospital, Irish Nurses and Midwives representative, Mary Fogarty confirmed.The numbers mean that the hospital was coping with 74 more patients than the 350 it is supposed to accommodate.“The situation in the A and E is not the whole picture,” Ms Fogarty said. “This is very dangerous on so many different fronts. There’s the question of delivery of care, there’s the issue of the risk of infection outbreak because of overcrowding – even in terms of an evacuation it is dangerous for staff and patients”.Ms Fogarty said that the HSE will have to call in more staff.“We don’ have enough beds for the region. That’s the bottom line. The minister has called into the hospital twice promising staff they would see big changes in the New Year. We haven’t seen them yet”.The INMO had met with the HSE after a similar number of patients ended up on trolleys in the ED two weeks ago and are due to meet again next week.There was no comment available from the HSE at time of going to press.
ABC News(NEW YORK) — A fast moving storm system with an arctic cold front brought up to 6 to 14 inches of snow from the Dakotas to Minnesota and into Wisconsin producing treacherous driving conditions during a busy Monday morning commute.Further south, a quick burst of snow with this arctic cold front created numerous spinouts and accidents from Nebraska to Iowa and even a multi-vehicle pileup on I-80 was reported Monday.On the warm side of this arctic cold front, heavy rain has been falling in the East from Texas all the way to Maine. Minor flooding was reported in spots.On Tuesday morning, this cold front stretches from Texas to New England with heavy rain along with it, and even some snow is trying to mix in northern Texas and into Arkansas and Tennessee.As this cold front moves east, rain will change to snow in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and all the way into the Northeast.A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from New Jersey to Massachusetts for 1 to 4 inches of snow Wednesday morning.Snow accumulations will not be great in the South. There might be a dusting in Tennessee but, as we saw on Monday, it does not take much to make those roads slick once the temperature falls below freezing.A dusting of snow is also possible in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, and New York City may get 1 to 2 inches while southern Massachusetts could see up to 4 inches. Roads could be very slick Wednesday morning during rush-hour.Behind this cold front is an arctic air mass headed for the northern Plains, the coldest air of the season. Temperatures Tuesday morning in the Twin Cities has dipped below zero for the first time this year with wind chill near 20 below zero.On Wednesday morning, temperatures will be even colder with wind gusts making it feel like it’s 20 to 40 below zero. A wind chill advisory has been issued for the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin where frost bite can occur in as little as 10 minutes on any exposed skin.Some of the coldest air will spill East and South by Thursday with wind chills in the single digits in the Northeast and it will feel like it’s in the 20s and 30s across the Deep South.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Kate Steinle’s Illegal Alien Murderer Goes FreeWritten By Dr. Richard Moss, Candidate For CongressJasper, IN: Dr. Richard Moss, candidate for Congress, had sharp words for so called “sanctuary” cities.“We should call them ‘rogue’ or ‘lawless’ cities or ‘criminal sanctuary’ cities because they provide sanctuary for illegal alien criminals who prey upon American citizens.”“Jose Zarate is a criminal illegal alien. He has been deported five times. He has been convicted of seven felonies since 1991. ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement) officials asked San Francisco authorities to release him into their custody, but because San Francisco is a so-called ‘sanctuary’ city, they refused. Instead he was sent out into the streets and killed Kate Steinle.”“The San Francisco jury, which was not told of the seven felony charges, found him not guilty of murder and not guilty of assault with a deadly weapon. They found him guilty of possession of a firearm. Because he had served 2 years in a county jail awaiting trial, he may be released for time served.”“Can American citizens get justice in this country? Why are criminal illegal aliens who have already committed a crime upon entering the country illegally, and then go on to commit other more serious crimes as Zarate did, given every protection and safeguard while Americans are treated as second class citizens?”“It is a scandal and a stain on the federal government and the Republican Party that 16 years after 9/11 we have not secured our southern border. This is a law and order issue. It is a national security issue. A government’s first obligation is to protect its citizens, but not apparently when it comes to illegal aliens.”“It is time to help American dreamers. It is time for American citizens to step out of the shadows. It is time for illegal aliens to be deported. We must secure our southern border and build a wall. We must implement e-verify, visa tracking, and employer sanctions. We must defund lawless, criminal, ‘sanctuary’ cities and deputize local and state law enforcement to help ICE enforce our nation’s immigration laws not skirt them. If necessary, we should federalize the national guards of states like California or send federal troops in to impose federal law as has been done multiple times in the past including by President Eisenhower who sent troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce the Supreme Court’s ‘Brown’ decision. We must end the scourge of illegal immigration. We are obligated to American citizens not to illegal aliens.”“Kate Steinle died in her father’s arms because an illegal alien who had been deported five times and convicted of seven felonies shot her. She said to her Dad, just before expiring, ‘Help me, Daddy.’ Kate and hundreds of other American citizens have died at the hands of illegal aliens because Democrats want more votes and Republicans want more money (from the cheap labor lobby). They are unwilling to defend this country. They cover themselves in shame.”Dr. Richard Moss is a board certified head and neck cancer surgeon and was a candidate for Congress in 2016. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine and has been in practice in Jasper and Washington, IN for over 20 years. He is married with four children.FOOTNOTES: For more information visit RMoss4Congress.com. Contact us at [email protected] Find Moss For Congress on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.This article was posted by the City County Observer without opinion, bias or editing?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Trade Minister George Hollingbery said: this support can take the form of loans, guarantees and insurance to help UK exporters win, fulfill and get paid for exports, and offer their overseas buyers attractive financing terms alongside high-quality goods and services UK Export Finance, the UK’s export credit agency, provides export finance support, to ensure no viable export fails due to lack of finance or insurance from the private sector this announcement follows substantial increases to UK Export Finance’s appetite for 10 African markets over the last 18 months, as well as the introduction of support in 16 African countries About UK Export Finance: This week’s visit with the Prime Minister has highlighted the importance of the UK increasing trade with our partners in Southern Africa, through transitioning existing trade arrangements, supporting exporters and reducing barriers to trade. Our trade relationship with the region is already worth £10 billion, and trade is a key driver of economic growth for both Southern Africa and the UK and will support UK producers and value chains, as well opening up new markets for UK exporters. Today’s announcement is the most advanced statement of progress to date with around 40 existing EU trade agreements that the UK is transitioning, and an important step in positioning the UK as a global champion of free trade and development. Strengthening our partnerships with Southern African nations demonstrates that the UK is committed to deepening our relationships across the world as part of our Global Britain vision. The UK-Southern African Economic Partnership Agreement is a key element of a package of measures to boost African growth outlined by the Prime Minister, who highlighted that Africa’s long-term success matters to the UK, so it is in the world’s interest to help secure African jobs and growth.Trade Minister George Hollingbery, who is joining Theresa May for her Africa visit, met with his counterpart from Botswana, who represented the trade ministers from the 5 Southern African Customs Union countries (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Eswatini (Swaziland)) and Mozambique.Today in Cape Town, Minister Hollingbery and Minister Kenewendo signed a joint statement confirming that our trade agreement will be ready to enter into force as soon as the EU deal no longer applies to the UK. This means that UK consumers will be able to continue to enjoy Southern African wine, tea and fruits, among other popular goods, helping to support Southern African producers and exporters.Further, UK businesses will continue to be able export goods including cars, motor parts and pharmaceutical products into Southern African economies – the overall trading relationship between the UK and these countries is worth nearly £10 billion annually.This is one part of a package of trade measures to bring the transformative power of private sector trade and investment from the UK to Africa, a continent that is home to 16% of the world’s people but just 3% foreign direct investment and 3% of global goods trade.Other measures, which are all part of the UK’s new and distinctive offer to work alongside, invest in, and partner with African nations for our mutual benefit, include: the UK government has made an extra £5.5 billion in support from UK Export Finance available to 8 markets across Africa, supporting UK-Africa trade – this includes Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mauritius, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia a new Prosperity Fund programme of up to £8 million will support implementation of the new UK-Southern African Economic Partnership Agreement – the funding will increase trade with and within Southern Africa by helping to remove barriers to trade, and in doing so expand import and export opportunities for UK and African businesses
Upcoming Twiddle Dates4.20 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel4.21 State College, PA – The State Theatre4.24 Columbia, MO – Columbia, MO (w. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong)4.25 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club (w. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong)4.26 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom (w. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong)4.27 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater (w. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong)4.28 Omaha, NE – Slowdown (w. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong)5.2 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Kitchen Dwellers)View Tour Dates Twiddle is gearing up for their 4/20 show at New York City’s Brooklyn Steel this upcoming Saturday, and has sweetened the deal for both those who can and cannot make it.Pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph (Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Word) has been added to the show as a guest for an extra special set. So, fans will be treated to three sets during the “Weed Day” throwdown.Additionally, fans at home are invited to join the fun with a free webcast. While the live stream is free, there will be a digital “Donation Button” so viewers can show their support for the band’s non-profit organization, the White Light Foundation. Currently, the WLF is focusing efforts on helping those on the front lines of the opioid crisis.For tickets to Saturday’s show, as well as a full list of upcoming Twiddle dates–including next week’s Road To Red Rocks with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, head to the band’s official website.