May 26, 2022 | Business
LA, Inc. will be hosting a fundraiser, “The Mixer that Matters” on May 26th in honor of Foster Youth Month to specifically celebrate the resilient young people in the Foster Care system, hosted by Chad L. Coleman, actor on the award-winning series The Walking Dead. Representatives and supporters of LA, Inc., will come together for The Mixer that Matters in a fundraising effort for the national support needed for Foster Youth – to help LA, Inc. become the preeminent – Moms and Dads of Foster Youth. Many know the Red Cross for being the international disaster organization, as LA, Inc. will be known by donors as the national Foster Youth supporter for youth. LA, Inc. feels that the strength and perseverance of the Foster Youth of America are more than worthy of praise. The event will feature representatives from their sponsors USC, US Bank, and NUA of Beverly Hills.
Of the over 670,000 children spent time in U.S. Foster Care system, 90% will end up incarcerated and less than 50% will complete high school. LA, Inc., firmly believes that one does not cease to be a Foster Youth simply because the system relinquishes responsibility for their aid and welfare. LA, Inc. provides in-person and virtual (hybrid) services, mentoring, tutoring, access to higher education, life skills support, and after-school activities such as STEM workshops. LA Inc. works tirelessly to provide support to those transitional-aged Foster Youth who may need assistance finding jobs as well as housing. They have collaborated with actors, architects and community advocates such as Chad Coleman, Tiffany Haddish, and Nadine Ellis to provide resources and inspiration to all of the Foster Youth of Living Advantage.
Invited Celebrity Guests include Tiffany Haddish, Jasmine Sander, Sean Blakemore, Dawn Fantau, Kimberly Johnson, Gloria Kisel, Andre Pitre, Meagan Good, May Wang, Daniel Griffith, Ice-T, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Danny Glover, Elton John, Tyrese Gibson, Harrison Forbes, Yoyo, Will.I,Am, Nicole Kidman.
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Apr 5, 2022 | Business
Gamer Advantage, the premier developer of blue light glasses, is excited to announce their Earth Month collaboration with Genusee, the sustainable eyewear collection originating from the Flint water crisis, started by Ali Rose Van Overbeke. A first of its kind collaboration, The Gamer Advantage x Genusee glasses will be available online starting April 6, 2022.
These two Michigan-based online eyewear brands focus on different messages, but come together through their locality, and drive for their businesses. Genusee eyewear focuses on environmental sustainability and upcycling. They use 15 plastic water bottles per frame to create their fashionable eyeglasses. Gamer Advantage focuses on helping gamers sleep better, so they can perform better.
“I had heard about Genusee and the awesome things they were doing for the environment. I knew they were based in Flint, Michigan so I thought hey, why not send the CEO a message. Honestly, I was floored at how it took 15 reusable water bottles to make one pair of glasses. I had no idea what would come of this collaboration, but after connecting with Ali, I knew this was meant to be. I don’t think there has ever been two eyewear brands that collaborate,” says Bryan Reedy, CEO of Gamer Advantage.
“When Bryan reached out, my first thought was, ‘What are gamer glasses?’ but then I realized that it was no different than a football helmet, or a seatbelt in a car. What Bryan was creating was a fashionable piece of safety equipment to help promote better sleep and reduce fatigue when sitting on screens for a long time. I figured, if it’s good enough for a gamer, it will probably work for me and after trying it for a few weeks, I was right. Bryan has something different here,” said Ali Rose Van Overbeke.
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Sep 8, 2021 | Business
On the 2nd day of the Chief Ministers’ conference on initiatives and schemes of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar emphasized that the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund is set up to drive infra investments and will facilitate and drive speedy sanctions through a user friendly online portal. He urged the states to take advantage of the fund so that the benefits can percolate to the small and marginal farmers who lack warehousing and cold storage facilities at the farm gate. Speaking about digital agriculture mission the Minister stated that farmers’ database is our wealth and will usher in focused programme delivery, reducing seepages, better policy formulation and smart farming in the country. Database with 5.5 crore farmers is ready and work is progressing for verifying others with land records.
Shri Tomar informed that the Union Cabinet recently approved National Edible Oil Mission (NMEO-OP) for palm oilwith focus on the North-East regions and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Through this, the production of edible oils will be accelerated in the country thereby reducing the import of edible oils. This mission will immensely benefit the palm oil farmers, increase capital investment, generate employment, reduce dependence on imports and increase the income of farmers.During the meeting, the states of Northeast appreciated the National Edible Oil-Palm Oil Mission started by the Central Government and assured their cooperation in its implementation at their level.
Shri Piyush Goyal while addressing the conference on the second day said that the central government is working in close alignment with the State governments to transform the future of farmers. He said that food security is synonymous with farmers’ security and reforms for farmers have put India on the path of AtmaNirbhar Bharat. On Agriculture exports the Minister said that exports have an important role to play in doubling farmers’ income and India should aim to become the top 5 agri exporting nations. Talking about ‘One District, One Product’, the Minister said that 106 products have been identified from 103 districts and districts should be promoted as export hubs to ensure that local goes global. He informed that red rice is now being exported to USA and Jackfruit from Tripura is being sent to UK. Free Trade Agreements are being worked out for better markets.
A presentation on themes of the conference was made by Additional Secretary Shri Vivek Agarwal. He outlined the vision AtmaNirbhar Agriculture that will transform farmers into entrepreneurs with higher income and better quality of life, make India the food basket of the world and make agriculture the go to investment opportunity. To achieve AtmaNirbhar Agriculture, 10,000 FPOs are planned to be set up, export oriented clusters, organic oriented clusters and digital agriculture would be set up. To bring about transformative change in agriculture discussions with the states centered around the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund, export of Agriculture products, self-sufficiency in pulses and oilseeds (Natural Mission on oilseeds and oil palm). PM Kisan and KCC data matching with focus on saturation of KCCs for small and marginal farmers and national farmers database with connectivity to state land records database.
Union Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Ms. Shobha Karandlaje and Shri Kailash Choudhary were present at meeting. The Chief Ministers and Agriculture Ministers appreciated the efforts made by the Central Government for the progress of the agriculture sector and gave their suggestions regarding various schemes and some regional problems. The state governments of the North-East have praised the new National Edible Oil Mission– Palm Oil, saying that it will definitely bring a paradigm shift in the economy of their states. They thanked the Prime Minister Shri Modi and the Agriculture Minister Shri Tomar. The Government of Karnataka gave a presentation on the Crop Survey Project and APEDA gave a presentationon agricultural exports.
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Jul 30, 2021 | Business
Organic farming is recognized as a sustainable agriculture practice promoting use of organic/ bio inputs that takes care of environment (including soil, biodiversity) and human wellbeing. Organic farming practices such as crop rotations, inter-cropping, cover crops, use of organic fertilizers and minimum tillage improves biodiversity, nutrient content and water retention capacity of the soil. Organic agriculture also contributes to mitigating the greenhouse effect and global warming through its ability to sequester carbon in the soil (FAO).
Organic foods are safe and healthy and also boost immunity. With increased awareness on organic foods, people are inclining more towards organic products and it is fact that since the advent of COVID-19, the demand of organic product has increased in domestic market. The domestic market is growing @ 17% and the projected demand of organic food market is likely to cross Rs. 87.1 crore by 2021 from the Rs. 53.3 crore in 2016 (ASSOCHAM –EY). The export market size of organic products has increased by 42% during the current year (2021) compared to last year and the volume of organic products exported from April 2020 to February 2021 is 819250 MT with value of 948 million USD.
In view of increasing demand of organic food and realizing the advantage of chemical free farming for environment and human life, Government of India has been promoting Organic farming in the country through dedicated schemes namely Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) since 2015-16. Both the schemes stress on end to end support to organic farmers i.e. from production to certification and marketing.
This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha today.
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Apr 3, 2021 | Business
Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, offers new home buyers in Colorado several reasons to buy a new home now and experience the Toll Brothers Advantage.
Toll Brothers offers options for every buyer’s timeline, from a wide selection of quick move-in homes and those nearing completion to home designs ready to be built. Each home meets Toll Brothers’ uncompromising standards and reinforces the four pillars of the Toll Brothers Advantage: prestigious locations, distinctive architecture, unrivaled choice, and an extraordinary customer experience.
“It’s no secret that Colorado is experiencing a strong real estate market, as home has become more important than ever,” said Mark Bailey, Division President of Toll Brothers in Colorado. “Now is the time to buy the home of your dreams, and Toll Brothers is building luxury homes all along the Front Range.”
As a publicly-traded FORTUNE 500 company with more than 50 years of experience building luxury homes, Toll Brothers holds a prominent place in the industry with seasoned leadership, strong trade partners and a national presence.
In fact, 2021 marks the 10th year Toll Brothers has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies® list.
“You can trust that with Toll Brothers, you are choosing the best in the business, and our impeccable standards are reflected in every home we build,” said Bailey. “Whether they want scenic views and access to natural features, or proximity to schools, commuter routes, and entertainment – or all of it and more – our commitment is to build communities of luxury homes that deliver just what our buyers are looking for.”
Toll Brothers is building new, luxury homes in resort-style, active 55+ adult, and family communities all along Colorado’s Front Range, from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. For more information, visit tollbrothers.com/Colorado.
About Toll Brothers
Toll Brothers, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 Company, is the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes. The Company was founded over 50 years ago in 1967 and became a public company in 1986. Its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TOL.” The Company serves first-time, move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, and second-home buyers, as well as urban and suburban renters. Toll Brothers builds in 24 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, as well as in the District of Columbia. The Company operates its own architectural, engineering, mortgage, title, land development, golf course development, smart home technology, and landscape subsidiaries. The Company also operates its own lumber distribution, house component assembly, and manufacturing operations.
2021 marks the 10th year Toll Brothers has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies® list. Toll Brothers has won numerous other awards, including Builder of the Year from both Professional Builder magazine and Builder magazine, the first two-time recipient from Builder magazine. For more information visit TollBrothers.com.