CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (CFC.ke) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is a financial service, insurance agency and stock broking company in Kenya offering products and services to the personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking sectors. The company also has division servicing clients in the Republic of South Sudan. Its corporate and investment banking division services range from transactional banking, debt securities and equity trading to project, structured and trade financing. Its personal and commercial banking division offers services ranging from The Corporate and Investment Banking segment offers foreign exchange, and debt securities and equities trading services; transactional banking and investor services; investment banking services, such as project finance, advisory, structured finance, structured trade finance, corporate lending, primary markets, and property finance services; and wealth management and advisory services to larger corporates, financial institutions, and international counterparties. The Personal and Business Banking segment provides residential accommodation loans to individual customers; installment sales and finance leases, including installment finance in the consumer vehicles market, and vehicles and equipment finance in the business market; and card facilities to individuals and businesses. This segment also offers transactional and lending products comprising deposit taking, electronic banking, cheque accounts, and other lending products associated with the various points of contact channels, such as ATMs, Internet, and branches. The company was formerly known as CfC Stanbic Holdings Limited and changed its name to Stanbic Holdings Plc in October 2016. The company is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Stanbic Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

House for an Artist / Castroferro Arquitectos

first_img Spain “COPY” Photographs:  Héctor Santos-Díez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Clients:Alejandra SampedroCity:VigoCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezRecommended ProductsPartitionsLinvisibileLinvisibile Altopiano Sliding Door System | MareaPartitionsFlorenseDividing Doors – PrismaDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Alejandra is a sculptor who decided to unite her whole world in a small house. A house located in those areas that cities forget to digest. Built, like all its peers, at the stroke of desire and ingenuity, generating a set made from remnants, the remnants that were necessary at every moment.Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezLiving in the same space that you work in, always involves a reflection on the physical relationship between both places, on how much they intoxicate each other. This project focuses on, starting from a base house, that architecture helps emotionally and physically separate the two places. A ground floor and basement for work and a top floor for rest. Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezThe work area is treated as literally as possible, all the facilities on the upper floor are exposed, the structure of the wooden floor with its pinewood beams that had to be correctly reinforced, as well as all the original walls with its multiple constructive patches. The house was made like this and will continue to be built like this, adding layers.Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezTo give the necessary background to a workplace where sculptural creation should be the one that has the center of intensity, it was decided to abstract all that material base through a layer of white that, keeping an eye on material traces, achieves evade the fund to highlight Alejandra’s sculptural work.The sculptor also wanted to merge her workplace, where the evidence, the errors, the dirt, the process, were seen … with a small exhibition area for those visitors who come. A small exhibition staircase made of concrete and the recycled beams in the house serve to display these works as an art gallery. Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezThe artist’s house takes place detached from the floor, below is the work with an abstract and massive image with stone and polished concrete on the floor. Housing will be something else.The first thing is that the space is not similar. It was decided to remove the existing slab in order to enjoy all the volume. The fragile existing trusses of tea pine are reinforced with a new banner and two studs of laminated fir attached to the existing truss with metal fixing plates that are shown continuing with the honesty of this continuous build based on layers of use that always defined the architecture of this type of housing. The existing floor is maintained only by inserting a 240×120 cm spruce plywood panel on the old and damaged board. that increases its presence thanks to that generous cutting.Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezA minimal intervention with a beam and two right feet of laminated wood make the primary structure of the bedroom area complete with laminated fir joists and, again, the plywood piece as a final board in the floor and lower part of bedroom ceiling.The spruce plywood floor board is a perfect antonym to the polished concrete in the work area.This upper space is deliberately treated as a contrast to the lower stone materiality, solving with warm tones wood all the new performance that reflects the duty of rest.Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezProject gallerySee allShow lessAmagansett Modular House / MB ArchitectureSelected ProjectsHouse Enfold / TOUCH ArchitectSelected Projects Share Architects: Castroferro Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Vigo, Spain Houses Manufacturers: Cortizo, Finsa, Santos Cocinas Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House for an Artist / Castroferro ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse for an Artist / Castroferro Arquitectos 2019 María G. Ferro, Jordi Castro, Joana Covelo, Jacobo Pérez, Alba Teiga, Laura Vázquez Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937675/house-for-an-artist-castroferro-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-Díez+ 14Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937675/house-for-an-artist-castroferro-arquitectos Clipboard House for an Artist / Castroferro Arquitectos Projects CopyAbout this officeCastroferro ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVigoOn FacebookSpainPublished on April 21, 2020Cite: “House for an Artist / Castroferro Arquitectos” [Casa para una artista / Castroferro Arquitectos] 21 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Minneapolis protest demands justice for George Floyd

first_imgBy Jess SundinHennepin County Government Center, Minneapolis, April 1MinneapolisThis is a shortened version of an article originally published in Fight Back! News about ongoing protests against the May 23, 2020, police murder of George Floyd, which sparked massive U.S. demonstrations against racism. The full article can be read at tinyurl.com/uzzkd74w.March 31 — Hundreds of people protested Monday, March 29, to demand justice for George Floyd and the conviction of Derek Chauvin. The demonstration took place after opening statements and the first witnesses testified in court. Many were still reeling from an emotional day in court, where videos of Floyd’s murder were replayed several times, and the proceedings were broadcast live.In opening arguments, special prosecutor Jerry Blackwell told jurors that George Floyd said he could not breathe 27 times while Chauvin kneeled on his neck and back. He played one of the bystander videos taken the day that Floyd was killed, which some jurors had not seen before. He said that Chauvin’s decision was not a split-second one, but instead deliberate, as Chauvin ignored pleas by Floyd and the nearby crowd for nine minutes 29 seconds (popularly reported as eight minutes 46 seconds, based on a viral video of the murder).Blackwell said Chauvin’s actions were an exception, in a violation of Minneapolis Police Department use of force policies, and that several officers, including the chief of police, would testify for the prosecution.To suggest that Chauvin’s brutality is not typical of MPD behavior overlooks that MPD kills unarmed civilians every year, as do police forces across the country. What is unusual is that Floyd’s torture and murder were captured on video and broadcast live on social media, as it was happening.Three prosecution witnesses testified March 29. Jena Scurry is a 911 dispatcher who had watched Floyd’s murder unfold on police surveillance cameras in the area. Scurry testified that, despite never having done so in her several years working dispatch, she called to report the situation with George Floyd to the MPD sergeant supervising Chauvin and his accomplices. . . . The second witness was Alisha Oyler, a worker who was on duty at the Speedway gas station across the street when Floyd was killed. When asked why she took several videos of the murder, Oyler said it was because police “are always messing with people, and it’s wrong.” . . . The third prosecution witness was Donald Williams, a mixed martial arts fighter who said he witnessed Chauvin torturing Floyd with what he called a “blood choke.”Protest outside trial venueEmcees Sam Martinez, DJ Hooker and Angel Smith El energized the crowd with chants and invited them to get involved with ongoing organizing efforts, including the fight for community control of police. They work with Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J). Michelle Gross, of Communities United Against Police Brutality, began by speaking about the razor wire and barricades around the courthouse: “That’s because the city and state are more afraid of the community than they are of violent police. What does that say about our city and our state?”But Gross and others are not intimidated. “We are going to watch this trial very closely. In the meantime we are going to be out here demanding the changes we seek. . . . Rein in those brutal-ass cops, who are still brutal to this day. We won’t quit until these cops are reined in.”Toshira Garraway, founder of Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence, organizes not only for other families but also for her son’s father, Justin Teigen, who was brutally beaten to death and thrown in a trash dumpster by Saint Paul police. She says that because state officials have allowed so many police murders to go ignored, they are responsible for George Floyd’s death. . . . Kaia Hirt and Chaz Neal spoke about the Locks for Loved Ones Lost project, an ongoing effort of community members to attach padlocks to the police-state fencing around the Government Center. The organizers say the locks are to “remember the people they killed and the families they shattered. They keep cutting them down, and we keep putting them back. We’ll never stop.” As a song played, hundreds more locks were placed on the fence.Then the group marched from the courthouse to the temporary headquarters of the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct. The old 3rd Precinct building was destroyed by protesters just a few nights after George Floyd was killed.Organizer Jae Yates spoke: “I’m representing Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar today, but I’m also representing myself as a Black trans American. I feel like trans people — specifically Black trans people — we always show up. Every time a Black person is killed, trans people are there, because trans people know that if they’re coming for us, and they’re coming for Black men, they’re coming for all of us. . . .”They concluded, “And when we fight together, they cannot beat us. There are not enough cops to stop us. There are not enough bosses to stop us. We outnumber every oppressive institution that is over us. When we fight, we win! All power to the people!”[After other demonstrators spoke,] the march returned to the courthouse [where] Kaia Hirt chained herself to the fencing and vowed to stay until state and city political leaders meet with families of those murdered by police. As of Tuesday afternoon, March 30, Hirt was still chained to the fence, surrounded by supporters. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Move to get Foynes air show off the ground

first_imgPrint RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleRandel looks to widen links to archaeological societyNext articleCouncil accused of imposing austerity policies Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsMove to get Foynes air show off the groundBy Alan Jacques – January 15, 2015 960 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin TAGSfoynesFoynes Air ShowFoynes Flying Boat & Maritime MuseumlimerickMunicipal District of Adare-RathkealePan American AirwaysYankee Clipper Facebookcenter_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up PLANS are now underway to get the 2015 Foynes Air Show off the ground.Councillors from Adare-Rathkeale municipal district held their monthly meeting at the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum this Tuesday, where a deputation for the air show revealed their plans for this year’s aerobatic spectacle.The 2014 event celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Pan American Airways ‘Yankee Clipper’ flying-boat making history with the first commercial transatlantic crossing to Foynes. The airshow, which cost €115,000 to put on, attracted 20,000 spectators to the West Limerick port town, and was worth an estimated revenue of one million to the local economy.Museum curator Margaret O’Shaughnessy, who has been involved in promoting tourism in the region for 30 years, told council members that the overwhelming success of last year’s airshow has spurred organisers into now making it an annual event. She also pointed out that this year would mark the 70th anniversary of the closing of Foynes international seaplane base.The local authority were asked to fund the weekend-long celebrations to the tune of €50,000. Organisers estimated the total cost for this year’s airshow to be €140,000.“This will put us on the map not just at home but overseas, but we can’t go forward without the Council’s support. We have to work together,” Ms O’Shaughnessy commented.“We are looking at putting on an event that will boost tourism for the whole of County Limerick. This is not a local event but one that will have a positive impact in Adare and Glin  and all the surrounding areas,” she said.Ms O’Shaughnessy also said that they had learned from the mistakes made last year with traffic and are looking at park and ride options for 2015’s airshow. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Minister for Education approves Connaught-Ulster Alliance application to proceed to Stage 2

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleDonegal Garda Station to get major refurbishmentNext articleGardai issue crime alert warning News Highland Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ By News Highland – October 21, 2015 Minister for Education approves Connaught-Ulster Alliance application to proceed to Stage 2 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, TD has approved the Connaught-Ulster Alliance application to proceed to Stage 2 of the Technological University process.It is the next stage in creating a formal alliance between IT’s in Donegal, Sligo and Galway.Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Institute of Technology, Sligo (IT Sligo) and Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) have put forward proposals for a merger to form the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA).Together the ITs says they want to build a vibrant and sustainable economic, social and cultural multi-campus environment which will generate and retain graduate talent capable of growing the economic base in the region.They submitted a Stage 1 Expression of Interest to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) for Technological University (TU) designation earlier this year.The Minister’s decision has been informed by the advice of the HEA board who considered the CUA expression of interest on October 6th, 2015.She congratulated the consortium on its success in reaching Stage 2 of the process for TU designation, and wished them the best in their future endeavours in this process.In a statement Jan O’Sullivan said Designation as a Technological University requires the achievement of challenging criteria and there is significant work to be undertaken by the consortium in the next stages of the process in order to achieve the standards required.last_img read more

‘NBSA Functioning Effectively; Self Regulation Of Media Should Not Be Disturbed’: Datar Tells Bombay HC

first_imgTop Stories’NBSA Functioning Effectively; Self Regulation Of Media Should Not Be Disturbed’: Datar Tells Bombay HC Sanya Talwar19 Oct 2020 9:05 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Monday continued to hear the PIL’s filed against Media trials on account of media coverage into the issue of the death of Actor Sushant Singh Rajput.A division of bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta & Justice GS Kulkarni hear Senior Advocate Arvind Datar for the News Broadcasters Standards Association who submitted that the current regime of self-regulation…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Monday continued to hear the PIL’s filed against Media trials on account of media coverage into the issue of the death of Actor Sushant Singh Rajput.A division of bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta  & Justice GS Kulkarni hear Senior Advocate Arvind Datar for the News Broadcasters Standards Association who submitted that the current regime of self-regulation of Broadcasters should not be meddled with as it was working well, albeit with minuscule aberrations & that the Supreme Court had also indirectly approved of the regime.”There is a healthy mix of statutory and non-statutory guidelines. A person who is aggrieved by reportage of a broadcaster, regime gives this person power to make a complaint to the Ministry which is forwarded to us (NBSA). Secondly, they can approach us directly. Lastly, they can approach the court.”- Senior Advocate Arvind Datar Tells SCWhile emphasising on the functioning of the mechanism enforced by the NBA, Datar told the Court it had been functioning effectively for over a decade & that channels which were not complying with the Reportage guidelines and who were members had always been strictly dealt with.”The self-regulation of channels should not be disturbed as it stands today. Maximum Fine was imposed on Aaj Tak for its coverage. We also issue advisories, apart from penalising channels that do not follow the guidelines for Reportage,” submitted Datar.Refuting the submissions that referring complaints to NBSA by the Ministry when a complaint was received against a broadcaster by an aggrieved person, Datar said that it was wrong to say that the regime was working as a means of “outsourcing” mechanism.Then, Mr. Datar touched upon the enforcement mechanism of the orders passed by NBSA, adding that fines are imposed on channels which are reporting against the guidelines of reportage. “Except Republic TV, all channels have abided by the orders of the Authority and even paid the fine. It was only Republic which refused to pay the fine and give apology, instead it went on to constitute a National Broadcasters’ Federation instead,” said Datar.All important channels have always complied with order and they have been followed for more than a decade, he added.At this juncture, the court asked the Senior Advocate as to what could be done if a person refused to comply with the order and insisted upon a more stringent path for making sure enforcement of the order is carried out.”You know how doctors are made to execute a bond after they get through PG course, wherein they have to put in rural service for their certificate? That kind of a mechanism should be in place. If you keep this escape route open (for channels), there will be nothing left in this self-regulating mechanism,” said the bench.Datar argued that just because one channel (Republic) had refused to follow orders of the Authority did not mean that it lacked teeth.”Even in case of Tablighi Jamaat coverage, as soon as an advisory was issued that the coverage must be stopped, all channels immediately stopped,” he submitted.The Court then asked as to why guidelines of private bodies such as the News Broadcasters Standards Authority (NBSA) to regulate the content broadcast by TV news channels be ratified and enforced by the Union.Datar said the NBSA guidelines should be made mandatory and their violation should be taken as a ground for granting injunction to the aggrieved person who has gone to court.”I (news broadcasters) do not want the statutory remedy to take away my remedy with the court. I am safer with the court than with a statutory body,” said Datar.The NBSA is an independent body set up by the NBA to consider and adjudicate upon complaints about broadcasts.Then, Datar went on to elaborate on the powers of the court to intervene in case a person was seeking injunction against the telecast of a particular broadcast.The HC or civil courts have the power to grant injunctions, even at a pre-trial stage, the Senior Counsel submitted, adding that the Court’s wide powers emanated from Articles 142 & 226 of the Constitution.In order to substantiate this, he cited the Kerala HC decision on the telecast of serial about Koodathayi serial murders.”No police officer has the right to leak information while the case is under investigation,” Datar read out relevant excerpts from the decision.”Power of court starts even before the investigation of the case begins. Such is the wide ambit of My Lords powers. Media trial cannot escape just because an organisation is not a part of the NBSA. My lords powers are very wide and its scope starts the moment a crime is registered,” said Datar.”You tell us, why is this being followed, despite there being guidelines; why is the same being forwarded to NBSA & why isn’t the Ministry looking into these complaints themselves? Is this an escape route for channels?” said the bench and asked ASG Anil Singh to respond to the query on the next date of hearing.The Court will continue hearing the case on Wednesday, i.e. October 21.Next Storylast_img read more

Announcer calls names of girls on high school basketball team ‘disgusting’

first_imgiStock(OKLAHOMA CITY) — An Oklahoma school district has issued an apology after a longtime sports announcer called the names of the opposing team “pretty disgusting” at the start of a high school girls basketball game.Lorna Pollard, whose daughter plays on the basketball team for Crooked Oak High School in Oklahoma City, filmed the beginning of the game against Newkirk High School on Friday night as the starting players lined up to have their names announced.In the video, the announcer can be heard saying, “Now their names are pretty disgusting, but I’m going to try to call them out,” while apparently referring to the visiting team.Pollard later posted the video to Facebook, stating that people at Newkirk initially tried to defend the announcer, “that the man was old and he didn’t mean it like that.”“But that’s exactly what he meant,” Pollard wrote. “…there is no excuse or ignorance in 2020.”The principal of Crooked Oak High School, Laura Knight, who wrote on Facebook that she was at the game, described the announcer’s comments as “shocking.”Knight then encouraged naysayers to “give the appropriate people a chance to handle things,” stating that school administration removed the announcer and replaced him “with a person that went to lengths to ensure that everything else was announced correctly.”“Their administration sought out ours to apologize,” Knight wrote. “Their fans, administrations and coaches treated us well. I know that does not take away the hurt, but please know that they took care of it, it was not ignored.”Newkirk Public Schools Superintendent Brady Barnes issued an apology on Saturday morning, saying that the longtime announcer “made an unfortunate and inappropriate personal comment.”“In around 20 years of announcing Newkirk games, this is the first time something like this has occurred,” the statement read. “While he did not make any similar comments, I made the decision to replace him at halftime.”Brady said the comment “does not represent the Newkirk Public Schools or its beliefs” and apologized “for any pain or affront” the comment caused to Crooked Oak’s players, parents, patrons and school employees.The superintendent did not speak to “whatever personnel actions may be taken in the future.”Crooked Oak won the game to become district champions, and the players handled the moment of adversity “beautifully,” Knight wrote. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

US crisis prompts BA to axe 7,000 jobs

first_img Previous Article Next Article US crisis prompts BA to axe 7,000 jobsOn 25 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today The airline industry has announced thousands of job losses on both sides ofthe Atlantic in response to anticipated falling passenger demand following theterrorist attack on the World Trade Center. In the UK, British Airways has announced 7,000 job losses and a 10 per centreduction in flying, and Virgin Atlantic is to cut 1,200 jobs and reduce itstransatlantic flights by 20 per cent. In the US, Boeing is planning to lay off between 20,000 and 30,000commercial airplane workers by the end of 2002, and Continental Airlinesproposing to shed 12,000 employees. Delta Air Lines, Northwest, United Airlines and American Airlines are alsoplanning major job losses following 20 per cent cuts to their operatingcapacity. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Phylum Tardigrada: an “individual” approach

first_imgPhylum Tardigrada consists of similar to 1000 tiny, hardy metazoan species distributed throughout terrestrial, limno-terrestrial and oceanic habitats. Their phylogenetic status has been debated, with current evidence placing them in the Ecdysozoa. Although there have been efforts to explore tardigrade phylogeny using both morphological and molecular data, limitations such as their few morphological characters and low genomic DNA concentrations have resulted in restricted taxonomic coverage. Using a protocol that allows us to identify and extract DNA from individuals, we have sequenced 18S rDNA from 343 tardigrades from across the globe. Using maximum parsimony and Bayesian analyses we have found support for dividing Order Parachela into three super-families and further evidence that indicates the traditional taxonomic perspective of families in the class Eutardigrada are nonmonophyletic and require re-working. It appears that conserved morphology within Tardigrada has resulted in conservative taxonomy as we have found cases of several discrete lineages grouped into single genera. Although this work substantially adds to the understanding of the evolution and taxonomy of the phylum, we highlight that inferences gained from this work are likely to be refined with the inclusion of further taxa-specifically representatives of the nine families yet to be sampled.last_img read more

DC will host a World Series game Sunday – but Trump won’t throw out the first pitch

first_img Written by Beau Lund October 26, 2019 /Sports News – National DC will host a World Series game Sunday – but Trump won’t throw out the first pitchcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTwitter/@chefjoseandres(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Nationals are guaranteed a World Series Game 5 in Washington, D.C. — but President Donald Trump won’t be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.Trump announced Thursday that if the series went to five games, he would attend Sunday’s Game 5 — which become necessary when the Houston Astros won Game 3 Friday night to cut the Nationals’ lead in the series to 2 games to 1.Trump joked to reporters Thursday in the Oval Office that he was not sure if he would throw out the first pitch.“I don’t know,” he said, when asked if he would do it. “They’re going to dress me up in a lot of heavy armor. I’ll look too heavy.”The president, however, won’t get the honor as the Nationals announced that Chef Jose Andres would be throwing out the first pitch in Sunday’s game. The popular chef owns restaurants in Washington and half a dozen other cities, and is the founder of World Central Kitchen, a humanitarian organization that provides meals to natural disaster victims.During the longest-ever government shutdown at the start of 2019, Andres’ organization set up a cafe and restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue to feed furloughed federal workers.Andres has also been a vocal critic of Trump’s immigration policies, and withdrew his plans to open a restaurant in the Trump International Hotel following Trump’s controversial comments about Mexican immigrants during the 2016 presidential campaign. A lawsuit ensued, and the two sides settled in 2017.Major League Baseball has said the decision on ceremonial first pitches is made between the league and the host team.Baseball’s fall classic returned to the nation’s capital Friday for the first time in 86 years. In 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt threw out the ceremonial first pitch.The last president to do so was George W. Bush, who threw out the first pitch at New York’s Yankee Stadium before Game 3 of the 2001 world Series.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more