Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgSeed Co Limited (SEED.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileSeed Co Limited is the leading producer and marketer of certified crop seeds in Zimbabwe, supplying hybrid maize seed to commercial farmers as well as wheat, soya bean, barley, sorghum and ground nut seed. The seeds is grown from parent seeds under contract by an established network of seed producers. Innovation and pioneering breeding methods drive the Seed Company’s success; having successfully developed hybrid crop seed varieties in Zimbabwe that are recorded as the highest yielding varieties in their class. The Seed Company has a dedicated research team; producing hybrid crop seeds and non-hybrid cereals and oil crop seed varieties that are suitable and adaptable for Zimbabwe’s ecological conditions. Seed Co Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

When stock markets recover, you’ll be glad you bought dirt-cheap FTSE 100 shares today

first_img The stock market recovery isn’t here yet. While the FTSE 100 rebounded strongly after the March crash, share prices are still more than 20% down on the start of the year.This means you can still buy top FTSE 100 stocks at dirt-cheap prices, compared to the levels they were trading at in January. The recovery from the pandemic lockdown will be slow and bumpy. However, if you buy UK shares today with the aim of holding them for the long term, you should eventually reap the rewards.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I cannot tell you when stock markets will fully recover. There are some promising signs, as the Bank of England suggests we are heading for a V-shaped recovery. Today FTSE 100 stock Land Securities said it is planning to restore its dividend, as consumers start spending money again. Its share price looks dirt cheap, compared to a few months ago.Do not invest in shares today expecting a quick return. In fact, you should never buy shares on that basis. You will almost certainly be disappointed, because nobody knows where markets will go in the short term.Here’s why I’d buy dirt-cheap FTSE 100 sharesEven the greatest investors in the world cannot repeatedly predict market movements with any success. What makes them so successful is that they know they can’t do it and don’t even try.Instead, they build balanced portfolios of top stocks to generate long-term income and growth. You can find plenty of opportunities right now on the FTSE 100. After the stock market crash, many top companies are trading at dirt-cheap prices.You cannot predict the next market crash but you can go looking for bargains in the aftermath of the last one. Right now, there are plenty to be found.The stock market recovery will come in timeFTSE 100 financial stocks such as insurer Aviva and fund manager M&G are trading at less than five times earnings. So are broadcaster ITV and tobacco giant Imperial Brands Group. Although you cannot rely too much on traditional valuation metrics right now, they are a pointer.Housebuilders Barratt Developments and Taylor Wimpey are trading at less than 10 times earnings. So are insurer Legal & General Group, oil major Royal Dutch Shell, and global bank Barclays.I’m not saying all these would make great investments. You would have to look at them closely, to see if they are right for your portfolio. But they are big names that have made investors a lot of money in the past. They have products people want to buy, and loyal customers.The best time to buy FTSE 100 shares like these is when they are dirt cheap. Then aim to hold them for the long term, while investing any dividends for growth.When the stock market recovery comes, as it finally will, you will be delighted you took a chance and bought dirt-cheap FTSE 100 shares today.Don’t wait until after the recovery, because then it will be too late. 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. Harvey Jones | Friday, 3rd July, 2020 When stock markets recover, you’ll be glad you bought dirt-cheap FTSE 100 shares today Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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Classic Encounters – Wallabies vs Springboks 1963

first_imgWednesday Aug 26, 2009 Classic Encounters – Wallabies vs Springboks 1963 Were heading back in time today as we focus on a classic moment in Australian rugby history from almost fifty years ago, when the Springboks were defeated at home in consecutive Tests for the first time since 1896. The powerful Springboks were a dominant force in the game at the time with their massive pack and die-hard supporters. A total of 65 000 of them turned out at Ellis Park for the third Test in the series. The previous game had been won by the tourists after their coach, Bill McLaughlin, famously changed their approach to the game. “Im sick of this ball straight to the 5/8 and kicking for touch” said McLaughlin. “Australian teams have always been known for running the ball, and thats what well do from now on.” The third Test was to be their 21st match of the tour. Tours were incredibly long back then, at times spanning up to five or six months. The endurance of the players was incredible, and its a wonder they had anyone left after such a long time, with so many games. The Wallabies did run the ball, as McLaughlin planned for them too, and they came away with the 11-9 win, thanks in part to two superb try saving tackles by the brilliant scrumhalf Ken Catchpole. It was a fantastic win and this is a great piece of footage for you fans out there who love watching classic moments and series of the game. Time: 03:05 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

first_imgSunday Feb 24, 2013 England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France England continued their charge towards a Six Nations Grand Slam as they beat France 23-13 in a fascinating game at Twickenham on Saturday. Skipper Chris Robshaw attributed the win to the home team’s defence against a dangerous French side. France had led 10-9 at halftime thanks to the boot of Morgan Parra and a superb try by Wesley Fofana down the left flank. Fofana evaded a number of weak England tackles as he gave Twickenham a taste of his highly regarded speed and strength.A fourth Owen Farrell penalty and an opportunistic try by bloodied Manu Tuilagi gave England the lead before replacement Toby Flood came on to add two penalties.Captain Chris Robshaw, who was immense yet again, was full of praise for Tuilagi.“‘Manu was great. He came into the team and you could really see his power and physicality, as well as his ability to hit a great line and use his hands. He wanted to prove a point – and he did just that,” said Robshaw, who has been making a serious claim for the Lions captaincy in recent weeks.“We were a little bit slow coming out of the blocks. They caused all kinds of problems, we expected that. So credit to all the guys, it’s a great win. Our defence in the first half was pretty sloppy. Once we sorted that out it was pretty good,” he said.England must now beat Italy at home and Wales away to capture the elusive Grand Slam, which they haven’t won since the Rugby World Cup winning year of 2003.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Six Nations 2013 Related Articles 424 WEEKS AGO The Six Nations 2013 Highlights Montage 429 WEEKS AGO Vincent Clerc’s incredible volley almost… 430 WEEKS AGO France get first tournament win with Paris… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Action Planning rebrands and launches new website

first_img Howard Lake | 11 February 2007 | 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. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The rebranding features the new “waymark” logo which, the consultancy says, is designed to represent the place where, on any organisation’s journey, Action Planning can be brought in to help.The logo is supported with the new strap line ‘Let’s start from here’ and the journey theme is presented in a range of pictures and illustrations on the site.Founder and Chairman of Action Planning, David Saint said: “For us and for our clients this is not about a logo, a name or a strap line. This is about the essence and spirit of the organisation and how we communicate that both internally and externally.”center_img 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Not-for-profit sector Action Planning has rebranded itself and launched its new look on its website.The consultancy consulted staff and clients as part of their branding technique. The redesigned website presents details of the consultancy’s work; its programme of conferences, seminars and training sessions for the next twelve months; and senior positions in the sector for which they are recruiting. Advertisement Action Planning rebrands and launches new websitelast_img read more

Eyewitness Harvey: Working-class rescue, gov’t neglect

first_imgHouston, Sept. 4 — The flood waters have not receded in parts of southwest Houston. Cities near the Louisiana border are still flooded. Things are easing up, but it’s certainly not over and won’t be for a long time.As I write on Labor Day, I am reminded of Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote, “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”I’ve seen a young selfless undocumented man who was helping rescue people. No one asked for his papers then. He drowned yesterday, and tears for someone I didn’t know came flooding down. His labor was appreciated by many, except for the president, the governor and the right-wing, anti-immigrant crusaders.Folks walk down my street with lawnmowers, trying to make a dollar. I’m getting Facebook messages and phone calls about donating and/or distributing cleaning supplies, water, food, diapers, wipes and formula. The needs are massive. Many need wet carpet and sheetrock ripped out.I just spoke to Shaka Sankofa’s elderly mother, Elnora Graham — Sankofa was an innocent man executed by Texas in 2000. She was relieved that someone helped get wet carpet out of her aging wood frame house.Northeast Houston on Sept 1. Many homes were flooded with no aid in sight. Members of community organizations went door-to-door giving out supplies and cleaning up.There’s a lot on TV about Red Cross aid, but there are also people who have no paid staff, no funding, but are doing heroic work in the most oppressed communities. The National Black United Front here regularly does “Feed the Hood” events. So when they asked, donations came flooding in from around the country, including two full 18-wheelers from Dallas. Along with Black Lives Matter, RBG Unity and the JOHARA Initiative have worked for four days straight in the heat, humidity and mud to clean homes, feed people and leave them with water and supplies.Today the Nation of Islam was in northeast Houston giving out water and supplies. Local rap artists Paul Wall, Slim Thug and Z-Ro joined them, attracting a crowd. The Brown Berets de TejAztlan are collecting donations to distribute in neighborhoods overlooked by mainstream agencies. (tinyurl.com/HarveyTejAztlan)Environmental racism at petrochemical plantsOn Houston’s east side, where all the oil and chemical refineries are located, up to 1,000 tons of pollutants are now in our air, soil and water. In Crosby, the Arkema chemical plant burned off the remaining trailers of decomposing chemicals that were supposed to be kept under refrigeration. Once their electricity flooded and the tanks warmed, several exploded last week.Residents in a mile-and-a-half radius of Arkema, who had been evacuated, finally got to return to their flooded homes today to find the destruction. The French-owned plant wasn’t providing any details. Exxon and Shell refineries are attempting production again. Since the hurricane, gas prices have jumped almost 50 cents a gallon here.The Sept. 2 Guardian reports: “A cocktail of nearly 1 [million] pounds of particularly harmful substances … have been emitted by more than 60 petroleum industry plants operated by ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and other businesses since the hurricane.”In the same article, Bryan Parras, who lives in the East End area of Houston, was quoted: “It feels like someone has a hand on the crest of your nose and is pushing down on your nose and eyes. You start to get headaches, your eyes start itching, your throat gets scratchy. I noticed it going outside for just a second. And then I realized that the air conditioning was sucking it into the house.”Parras has been a commanding force in the local environmental movement in the neighborhood he grew up in, where overwhelmingly Latinx and Black communities live next door to Houston’s petrochemical industry. People there report elevated levels of leukemia, asthma, cancer and other ailments.“The Latino community here is full of good people. They do the dirtiest jobs and they don’t ask for much and yet they are over-policed, criminalized and targeted. These people have very little political power and the city knows it,” Parras told the Guardian.Prisoners suffer from lack of planningPrisoners are suffering because of the state and federal prison systems’ failure to plan for emergencies. Some prisons have been evacuated several times in the last few years. Yet it’s always the same — not enough water, no cots for evacuees and only peanut butter and bologna sandwiches.According to prisoner and activist Nanon Williams, whom I visited yesterday, he and 580 other men are sleeping on a gym floor with ants, roaches and snakes crawling on them!“The water is brown and oily and the rumor is that it has saltpeter in it,” Williams told me. “Officials say it is OK to drink. We need to be allowed to go to commissary and buy clean water, buy bleach and cleaning products for the porta potties because they are disgusting. We may get to commissary tomorrow but can only spend $10. The food here is unrecognizable and we want to buy food. We need toiletries and stamps, too.”Williams asked people on the outside to call Warden Rocky Moore at 936-348-3751 and Region 1 Director Tony O’Hare at 936-437-1770, and tell them prisoners need clean water and the ability to buy what they need from the commissary.At the federal prisons in Beaumont, 90 miles east of Houston, conditions are worse. Rachel, the spouse of a man imprisoned there, told me, “They are only giving them eight ounces of water a day, two sandwiches a day since last Sunday. The [prisoners] are using the restroom in bags because the water that’s in the toilets is what they are drinking. People are fainting because of dehydration and no food. They have no air conditioning. It’s freaking hot in there. These are GROWN ASS MEN, not animals. They haven’t taken showers since last Sunday. … My husband is so dehydrated his eyelids were sticking to his eyes. His tongue was sticking to the top of his mouth.” This is the federal prison system where one of the Cuban Five, Ramón Labañino, spent several years. Political prisoner Ramsey Muñiz is in this prison.Defend immigrants!The Houston metropolitan area is home to more than 600,000 undocumented people. The fear of deportation has prevented untold numbers of them from seeking help or going to centers during the flood. More than 26,000 people are registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and they now fear being deported if President Donald Trump ends DACA.Houston ranks just behind Dallas and Atlanta in the number of deportations since Trump took office. Even Republican leaders are urging Trump to rethink deportations and ending DACA. They are concerned about their profits, of course, not the workers.The one joy I’ve seen since Harvey is that working-class folks have done a massive job of rescuing people, without money or recognition. It’s the little neighborhood churches and community organizations; it’s places like S.H.A.P.E. (Self-Help for African People through Education) Community Center that are raising funds and helping people navigate the Federal Emergency Management Agency.It’s immigrant organizations like FIEL, Familias Inmigrantes y Estudiantes en Lucha, who spend night and day organizing against reactionary Texas laws and are now aiding immigrants living in their cars. FIEL has invited people to their offices on Sept. 5 to hear Trump’s announcement on DACA. Then, they say, “We will make plans to follow our dreams.”WW photos: Gloria RubacFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Held for past nine years, journalist Dawit Isaac spends 46th birthday in prison

first_img Follow the news on Eritrea October 27, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Held for past nine years, journalist Dawit Isaac spends 46th birthday in prison Help by sharing this information News RSF_en News EritreaAfrica January 13, 2021 Find out more Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Reports Today is journalist Dawit Isaac’s birthday. It is the tenth he has spent in prison. Without any friends or family, without candles and without a birthday cake, he is alone again, more isolated than ever, in a small, dirty cell that may be in the Eiraeiro detention centre or may be somewhere else, no one knows.But instead of a cake, Dawit can count on the support of his friends. And on the support of a few organizations such as the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), which today declared him the winner of its 2011 Golden Pen of Freedom Award.When he was arrested nine years ago, he almost certainly did not imagine he would still be in prison on his 46th birthday. He must have thought his innocence would have been proved long ago. But innocent of what ? The reasons for his detention are still unknown. The Eritrean authorities just say: “He is a traitor in Ethiopia’s pay.”His crime was to have printed a letter in his now-closed daily Setit – a letter written by a group of government ministers and generals calling for democratization in Eritrea. He no doubt thought that the fact that he has Swedish as well as Eritrean citizenship would protect him from the despotism and injustice that prevails in the country of his birth. But the “silent diplomacy” which the Swedish government claims to pursue with Eritrea remains ineffective.His brother, Esayas Isaac, refuses to remain silent. He is always busy in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe alerting public opinion about his journalist brother’s fate and trying to get the Swedish government to take action. With the Swedish section of Reporters Without Borders, represented by Björn Tunbäck, he organised a news conference today at the University of Gothenburg. It was attended by the Swedish National Press Club, the University of Gothenburg Foreign Policy Association and former Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson, who has long been critical of the government’s silent diplomacy. Carin Norberg of the Nordic Africa Institute and exiled Eritrean journalist Meron Estifanos also spoke.Esayas Isaac and Reporters Without Borders continue to call for action by Sweden and the European authorities and criticize their passivity and lack of initiative. Last week, they presented the Swedish government and the European Parliament in Strasbourg with a legal opinion emphasizing that Sweden and the European Union have a “positive obligation” to do everything possible to protect Dawit.More information News EritreaAfrica RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case Organisation April 14, 2021 Find out more October 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Green Dot Bank Gets New CEO

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Dent as Chief Executive Officer of Green Dot Bank, its wholly owned bank subsidiary.With the appointment, Dent is now considered resigned as a member of Green Dot’s Board of Directors, but will remain on the board of Green Dot Bank as an executive member.Dent, who has a BA in economics from UCLA and a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School, will report to Green Dot CEO and founder Steven Streit. Lewis Goodwin will remain Green Dot Bank’s president, reporting to Dent.“For the past three years Mary has been an incredible resource as a member of our holding company board of directors, our bank subsidiary board of directors and, most recently, chairman of our audit committee,” Streit said as he announced Dent’s appointment. “She has an impressive financial services background with a deep understanding of the lending marketplace, having served in senior roles at Silicon Valley Bank and most recently, at Insikt, an innovative lender serving low income consumers. We believe her expertise and background will be beneficial as she works closely with Green Dot Bank’s long-time President, Lew Goodwin, to further evolve the bank into a highly successful stand-alone institution.”“Green Dot Bank is in a great position to begin to more significantly monetize the solid banking platform we’ve built since the bank’s founding five years ago. In that amount of time, we’ve taken Green Dot Bank from a small community bank in Provo, Utah with just a few million dollars in assets into a national banking platform that takes in many billions in deposits from millions of Green Dot Bank issued card program customers,” said Goodwin. “I’m looking forward to working closely with Mary on taking Green Dot Bank to the next level.”Dent said she is honored to accept the position and said she could not be more excited about Green Dot Bank’s platform.“Green Dot Bank is such an important institution because it sits atop a fintech powerhouse holding company that potentially allows it to do things on a nationwide scale few other banks could do,” she said. “With our recent regulatory approval to enter the consumer lending marketplace with a secured credit card program and the potential opportunity to broaden our product selection and investment portfolio, we are in an exceptional position to drive growth for the bank on a stand-alone basis and for Green Dot Corporation on a consolidated basis.”Green Dot Corporation, along with Green Dot Bank, is a bank holding company regulated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Utah Department of Financial Institutions. Green Dot is widely recognized as the inventor of the prepaid debit card industry and is the largest provider of reloadable prepaid debit cards and cash reload processing services in the United States.The company is also a leading financial technology company and the largest processor of tax refund disbursements in the U.S. through its wholly owned subsidiary, TPG. Green Dot is also a leading provider of mobile banking. Its products and services are available to consumers through a distribution network of more than 100,000 U.S. locations, as well as online, in the leading app stores and through leading online tax preparation providers.Headquartered at 3465 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena, Green Dot has additional facilities throughout the United States and in Shanghai, China. 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business Districts News Green Dot Bank Gets New CEO From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, September 5, 2016 | 6:21 pm More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Councillors call on women to come out and defend rural Ireland

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest Google+center_img Councillors call on women to come out and defend rural Ireland Previous articleLetterkenny man jailed for 10 years by Cavan court on drugs chargesNext articleSoccer – Derry With Important Away Goal In Linfield Tie News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today By News Highland – March 7, 2012 Pinterest Two of Donegal’s women County Councillors have called on women in Donegal to get empowered and to come out and defend rural Ireland.Councillors, Cora Harvey and Maire Therese Gallagher made the call ahead of international women’s day which is tomorrow.They are calling on more women to come out behind any local campaigns to defend rural Ireland, regardless of their political persuasion.Councillor Harvey added that together they can make a difference:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/cora1pmwomans-day.mp3[/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Traditions say you can eat your way to prosperity on New Year’s

first_img Published 6:42 pm Wednesday, December 30, 2020 To New Year’s Day superstitions and/or traditions, Patricia Garrett said, “Bah, Humbug!”For Garrett and the many others who grew up like she did, pork, dry peas and collard greens were just a way of life. No superstitions or traditions, that was just what was for dinner on New Year’s Day and also on dozens of other chilly winter days.When Garrett was growing up, New Year’s Day was just another day, usually another work day. There were no football bowl games or other TV specials. There was no Moon Pie Drop or Peach Ping. No kissing at midnight or blowing party whistles. Just dinnertime as usual. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Traditions say you can eat your way to prosperity on New Year’s Email the author Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories You Might Like Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration TPRD begins online registration for baseball and softball After forced to cancel their seasons last spring, the Troy Parks and Recreation Department is hoping to hold their softball… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article “We didn’t celebrate New Year’s,” Garrett said, laughing. “We probably didn’t even know it was New Year’s.In today’s world, especially in the South, the traditional New Year’s Day meal is pork, greens of some kind and dry peas and, of course, cornbread. “Dry peas, not black-eyed peas, even if you could find them,” Garrett said. “Today, the closest thing you can find to dry peas is purple hulls.”Garrett’s thoughts turned to dry peas and the thrashing, thereof. “I remember my grandmother thrashing peas,” she said. “Back then, folks would hang their peas in a pillow case to dry out. When the peas dried, my grandmother would beat (thrash) the pillow case on the floor to knock the peas out of the hulls. Then, she would go outside and hold the pillow case up high and slowly empty the contents out in the wind. The wind would blow away the hulls and trash and the heavier peas would fall in the pan.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder “Pigs root forward so if you eat pork on New Year’s you’ll move ahead throughout the New Year,” Garrett said. “But don’t eat chicken. They scratch backward and you don’t want to go backward in the New Year. Chickens also have wings and you don’t want your good luck to fly away either.”There are many other superstitions and tradition associated with New Year’s Day but the first dinner of the New Year is most important.Garrett suggests potato salad or baked sweet potatoes in supporting roles, and rolls and cornbread as fillers. There’s also nothing that says Southern like a homemade banana pudding and a glass of cold sweet tea.Just make sure not to sweep out any good luck that might come your way and, for sure, and don’t do laundry or you’ll wash away all the good luck consumed by eating greens, dry peas and pork. Happy New Year 2021. By Jaine Treadwell Image of a group of black-eyed peas shoved to the right side of a white background The old saying was that the wind would stop blowing when folks were thrashing peas.“So, I only buy dry peas for New Year’s,” Garrett said. “I let the peas soak for about three hours and then pour that water off and put in clean water. I cook dry peas with a ham hock and add a little grease.”Eating dry peas on New Year’s guarantees copper money in the coffer throughout the New Year.Garrett said either turnips or collards will guarantee prosperity in the form of greenbacks. She cooks collards with ham hock, a bit of garlic and a tad of sugar and turnips with a fresh meat, ribs or a pork chop.last_img read more