Toffel awarded for environmental research

first_imgHarvard Business School (HBS) Assistant Professor Michael W. Toffel has won the Emerging Scholar Award from the Academy of Management’s Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division. The award recognizes a stream of research that has substantial ONE content and that has been published in premier scholarly outlets.Toffel’s research focuses on corporate environmental sustainability and examines companies’ environmental, safety, and quality programs. He also inspects information disclosure and seeks to understand why some companies are more transparent than others. In conjunction with that research, he is co-founder of MapEcos.org, a mapping website that provides government pollution data about thousands of facilities across the United States and gives them the opportunity to disclose information about their environmental management activities.Toffel’s numerous articles have appeared in publications such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Environmental Science and Technology, and the Journal of Industrial Ecology. He teaches the award-winning second-year elective course “Business and the Environment” in HBS’s M.B.A. program.last_img read more

Senate meets to discuss PE changes

first_imgSenate met Wednesday night to discuss the new freshman requirements for physical education with Dean Hugh Page of the First Year of Studies Program.It recently was announced that a class focusing on overall wellness will replace the physical education requirement for freshman.“It is important that academic programs at every university undergo review every so often to make sure that you are on point with goals, able to serve evolving needs for students and that deep and sustained learning of all kinds is able to take place,” Page said.Page said the still-developing course will re-brand the University’s wellness initiative, an undertaking necessary because the landscape, challenges and stresses of being a student today are different than they were 10 years ago.The group addressed Page with its questions and concerns about the new course. Jake Wittenburg, representative for St. Edward’s Hall, raised concerns regarding the level of student involvement in the decision-making process.“As we move along with plans, we hope to continue and deepen student involvement and involve Student Government at a higher level,” Page said.Tags: Physical Education, Senatelast_img read more

It’s Only a Play’s Nathan Lane Explains Difference Between His and Rupert Grint’s Fans

first_imgTony winner Nathan Lane stopped by Late Night on September 30 to chat with Seth Meyers about his latest gig on the Great White Way: the star-packed It’s Only a Play. With such a variety of big names in the cast, the show is drawing in all sorts of fans, including the Potter-obsessed Rupert Grint fanatics. “You know your fans from his fans,” Lane explains, “because when you walk in to the stage door, and when you see people holding a wand and an owl, you know who they’re there for.” Very astute! How do you spot Stockard Channing fans? Are they all wearing White House pins and one of these? The Broadway funnyman also explained how easy it is for him to relate to the show, as he’s often waited for that mammoth review on opening night, for better or for worse. Check out the interview below, and catch all of the stars (and the very talented newcomer Micah Stock!) in It’s Only a Play at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Related Shows Nathan Lane It’s Only a Play Star Files View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015last_img read more

Vermont Composites sold to Kaman of Connecticut

first_imgKaman Composites – Vermont, Inc.,Kaman Corporation (NASDAQ-GS:KAMN) today announced that its subsidiary, Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Vermont Composites Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of composite aerostructures and advanced composite medical equipment based in Bennington, Vermont.Gregory L. Steiner, President of Kaman Aerospace Group commented, “This is an excellent acquisition for Kaman that advances the strategy for our Composites business. Vermont Composites has developed a reputation as an innovative, leading-edge technology company. They have demonstrated solid growth and bring strong relationships with prime manufacturers. The acquisition accelerates our overall growth, further diversifies our platform positions, and enhances our standing in the higher-growth markets for composite structures, particularly in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sectors. Vermont Composites also brings a strong management team and dedicated employees skilled in design and manufacturing of high-technology composite products.Founded in 1979, Vermont Composites is expected to generate sales of $32 million for 2011, and has approximately 230 employees. Vermont Composites has high profile positions on a number of major aerospace platforms including V-22 Osprey, P-8 Poseidon, C-130 Hercules, MH-60 BLACK HAWK and various UAVs.The senior management team of Vermont Composites, including its President and CEO, Patrick J. Wheeler, have agreed to continue their employment with Kaman. Vermont Composites will become part of the Kaman Composites Division, led by President James C. Larwood, who commented, “This acquisition is a great fit for Kaman and supports our strategy of supplementing our ongoing growth with targeted, strategic acquisitions. It expands our presence onto a number of additional platforms with solid growth prospects. I am pleased that Pat and his team have agreed to become part of the Kaman family, and look forward to working with them.”Mr. Wheeler said, “We are extremely pleased to be joining the Kaman organization. Kaman is an excellent home for Vermont Composites, and will enhance our ongoing growth plans, supported by their forward-looking culture, scale, and strong credibility. We envision significant strategic benefits from this combination which will allow us to even better serve our customers’ needs. Our employees and experienced management team are looking forward to joining the Kaman organization and working together along with the county of Bennington and State of Vermont to capitalize on future opportunities.The transaction is expected to close in early November. Vermont Composites’ financial advisor was McGladrey Capital Markets and SNR Denton was its legal counsel. Kaman was represented by the law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP.About Kaman CorporationKaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets. The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; aerostructure engineering design analysis and FAA certification services; safe and arm solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; and support for the company’s SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters and K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopters. The company is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America. Kaman offers more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power, automation and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, Kaman provides engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management. More information is available at www.kaman.com(link is external).SOURCE: Kaman Corporation BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Nov 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) —last_img read more

Colombian Army Finds 775 Anti-Personnel Mines Belonging To The FARC

first_imgBy Dialogo June 08, 2010 The Colombian army has found 775 anti-personnel mines that the FARC guerrilla group was apparently going to plant on the roads leading to the town of Vistahermosa, in the department of Meta in central Colombia, a military report indicated Monday. According to the report, the explosive devices were found in the hamlet of Palmeras, in a rural district of Vistahermosa, and were to be used to “affect the freedom of the upcoming presidential elections on 20 June.” The report added that the mines belonged to the ‘Isaías Pardo’ squadron of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which “intended to engage in a major terrorist escalation, planting the explosive devices on roads and access routes” leading to Vistahermosa.last_img read more

Credit union leadership comes together to promote financial inclusion for the Hispanic community and immigrant consumers

first_imgFor several years, the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals (NLCUP) has hosted a reception and networking event that has now become a tradition during CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference. This year the reception had a very special connotation: to celebrate the national expansion of Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance), a Hispanic outreach program started by the Texas Credit Union League around 10 years ago with the objective of bringing together credit unions committed to meeting the needs of Hispanic consumers.On September 22, 2015, the Cornerstone Credit Union League and the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions announced a partnership to bring the program to interested credit unions across the country. Since that announcement, the initiative has rapidly grown and now counts with 45 participant credit unions in AZ, CA, CO, IA, NM, OK, TX, WA and the District of Columbia. The effort is generating strong interest in the industry and is projected to double the number of participant credit unions by the end of 2016.Although the effort is going through a controlled roll out that initially focuses on the Southwest region, where the Federation is working closely with the Mountain Credit Union Association (AZ, CO and WY); the Credit Union Association of New Mexico and the California and Nevada Credit League; the program is open to credit unions from all over the country. Earlier this month, the Iowa Credit Union League announced its support and is now actively promoting the effort. Other state Leagues and Associations have expressed interest and are expected to join the program soon.Two key partners on Juntos Avanzamos’ national expansion are the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals -NLCUP, which represents well recognized Hispanic leaders in the credit union movement, who bring their expertise and experience to the effort and Coopera, a consulting firm specialized on helping credit unions better meet the needs of the Hispanic community and that over the last 10 years, has become a go to resource for the industry in this space.Given its financial inclusion mission and focus, the Federation has been historically involved in a number of important developments to connect the credit union industry with the Hispanic and immigrant markets. For a number of years, it hosted and then supported a series of Latino Credit Union Conferences; it also played a role in the forming of NLCUP. The Federation has also actively promoted the acceptance of the Matricula Consular and worked with NCUA to obtain regulatory approval of other alternative ID, such as Municipal IDs being issued by some municipalities.Juntos Avanzamos is designed to assess the capacity and commitment of credit unions interested in serving the Hispanic market to ensure that they have adequate policies and procedures; as well as relevant products and services to meet the financial needs of this rapidly growing and vastly underserved demographic. Once the credit union demonstrates their capacity to serve the Hispanic community, they are recognized for their efforts through a comprehensive public relations initiative: a Proclamation Ceremony and a Juntos Avanzamos flag that is flown at the credit union.Border FCU (TX) and DGFCU (DC) were officially welcomed to the program and presented with a Proclamation stating their commitment to the Hispanic market and institutional readiness to meet its needs.The Juntos Avanzamos designation solidifies the work that Border Federal Credit Union is doing in our community.   Juntos Avanzamos is a powerful tool that we plan to use to promote financial services as we reach out to Hispanics.  Being an integral part of our communities, BFCU is constantly engaging in programs, just like this, with the ultimate intent of getting our community to become better stewards of their finances.  I highly encourage my credit union peers to apply for the Juntos Avanzamos designation as they reach out to the Hispanic market.  Credit unions are the perfect fit for Hispanics and the Juntos Avanzamos tool facilitates the process of serving this growing minority group.  And, on behalf of NLCUP, I congratulate the Cornerstone Credit Union League, the Federation and other affiliated associations for the work they are doing in promoting this program among our credit unions.  Now is up to other credit unions to submit their applications and join us in being part of our Juntos Avanzamos group, says Maria Martinez, President/CEO of Border FCU.Credit unions that enter into the program demonstrate their ability to serve the Hispanic marketplace by gearing up their operations, products, strategies for serving, and board/staff support relative to this initiative. Staffing bilingual tellers, maintaining a physical presence in the Hispanic community, and providing relevant products and access to affordable credit and financial education opportunities. “everyone in our branch is fully bilingual and bicultural. That gives us a strong connection to and understanding of our community and their needs” says Ana Maria Roig, Manager of DGEFCU’s ACCESO Branch.Juntos Avanzamos is the standard that will ensure a more consistent experience for Hispanic consumers across the growing number where the network is gaining a presence. The standardization of policies and procedures will greatly reduce inconsistencies across markets and is expected to tremendously help credit unions build relationships with community based organizations serving this demographic, many of which find it challenging to identify credit unions that are responsive and interested in meeting the needs of this population.Juntos Avanzamos will become the conduit to connect credit unions serving the Hispanic community to the growing network of partners interested in working with our industry. For instance, the Federation already works closely with Catholic Charities (a huge network of community based organizations that serve more than 9 million people) and the National Council of La Raza. We also have a formal relationship with Cities for Citizenship, a coalition of municipalities that are committed to linking up immigrant communities with the financial mainstream. The Federation is also formalizing collaborations with the Mexican consulate network, which has 50 offices throughout the country and that’s eager to connect Mexican immigrants with socially responsible financial institutions.“This is a terrific opportunity for the Federation to unify forces with leading partners within the credit union industry to promote financial inclusion within the Hispanic and immigrant communities, both of which are in desperate need of affordable and accessible financial services and asset building opportunities that credit unions are best positioned to offer”, says Cathie Mahon, Federation President/CEO.Dick Ensweiler, President/CEO of Cornerstone Credit Union League adds: “The opportunity to truly reach out and serve the unserved or underserved is what drives Juntos Avanzamos.  This program provides insights products, programs and aptitudes necessary to appeal to the Hispanic/Latino marketplace.  This demographic is young, growing and populated by hard working, God fearing, family oriented and loyal people who are precisely those credit unions should be serving.  Proving them with lifeline services initially, and increasing their awareness that credit unions can make a difference in all aspects of their financial lives is consistent with our challenge of serving all consumers, especially those of modest means”.“We are excited by the energy and momentum that is picking up around the national Juntos Avanzamos designation. We look forward to continuing being a resource to credit unions thinking about the designation and those that already have it and are looking to grow their Hispanic growth programs” says Miriam De Dios Coopera President/CEO.“The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues are very pleased to be partnering with the Federation on the Juntos Avanzamos initiative to help meet the financial needs of the Hispanic communities in California and Nevada.  We are excited that we have six credit unions in California that are already certified as Juntos Avanzamos credit unions.  And we are looking forward to seeing many more of our member credit unions obtain the Juntos Avanzamos designation, demonstrating their commitment to serving this growing but underserved market”, says Larry Palochik, EVP CCUL.“The Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals understands the critical need to bring financial services to the underserved and so do the Credit Unions of New Mexico. We both are committed to financial inclusion for all, rather than some, and we believe it is a necessity and very important work, and it perfectly aligns with the values we hold to as a movement. We’re excited about our participation in Juntos Avanzamos and look forward to working with the Federation, NLCUP and the rest of the credit union partners” said Paul Stull, President and CEO of CUANM.“This has been a tremendous opportunity for our Iowa credit unions to grow. For the past 10 years, we’ve been privileged to have Coopera helping credit unions grow their Hispanic market and now are excited for this new collaboration with the Federation, leagues, NLCUP and Coopera to help grow the Juntos program. We are excited to announce our first Juntos designated credit union, Community 1st Credit Union in Ottumwa, Iowa who will be celebrating their proclamation designation on May 5, 2016. We encourage other leagues to get involved in the process” says Murray Williams, Acting President/CEO of the Iowa Credit Union League.Carla Decker, President/CEO of DGEFCU says: “Our credit union is honored to receive the Juntos Avanzamos designation in recognition of our mission of community development through financial inclusion. We are particularly proud to receive this distinction when ACCESO, our community branch, celebrates 10 years of dedicated service to the Hispanic community in the Washington, DC metro area”.“NLCUP’s leadership recognizes the importance and the value that Juntos Avanzamos brings to serving the Latino Community, and is committed to playing an active role in supporting, promoting and sharing best practices and experiences with participant credit unions” says Carlos Calderon President/CEO of OASFCU and NLCUP Co-Chair.“We envision Juntos Avanzamos as a platform that will help credit unions across the country connect with the Hispanic population and meet the needs of this vastly underserved community. Hispanics is where our historical mission of serving people of small means overlaps with a tremendous business opportunity that will propel our industry to its next phase of growth and relevance” said Pablo DeFilippi, VP Membership and Business Development at the Federation.Click here for a list of Juntos Avanzamos credit unions and here to download the JA Application. For more information about this program, visit www.cdcu.coop/initiatives/serving-underserved-markets/immigrants/ or contact Jason Chang at jchang@cdcu.coop 52SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Saddle up the digital marketing monster

first_imgDigital Marketing is a huge, slippery, multi-armed beast, with tentacles reaching out in every direction. But if you can manage to grab hold and hang on, this powerful critter can take you for the ROI ride of a lifetime.But how do you rope this beast? There’s no place to put a saddle!Whoa there, cowboy.First, keep in mind that no one can do it all. You don’t have to tame the Digital Marketing beast all at once.Sure, it’s nice to leverage your efforts with automation, but at the end of the day, Digital Marketing is still hard work; it takes time, money, skill, and creativity.It’s also far too easy to get bogged down in tech talk and get distracted by the flavor of the week, so stay smart and focus your efforts. Check out new options and learn what you can, but don’t head off in a fashionable new direction while other aspects of your digital strategy are half-baked.The following four tips will help you start doing a better job wrangling this beast:Figure out where you are; prioritize and build from thereEvery one of our credit union clients is at a different stage of the digital marketing journey, but no one is starting from zero. Figure out what pieces of the puzzle you already have or can get quickly and build from there.If you’re still missing some digital marketing basics – MCIF, email addresses, permission, social media monitoring, analytics, etc. – your first goal should be filling in the gaps. You should have emails for almost every member, and you need at least basic analytics installed on your website.For example, if you’re sending out an email newsletter, make the most of that list by trying different content and campaigns. Run A/B tests to see which one gets more attention. Compare your newsletter data to the available MCIF data, and experiment with segmenting your lists.If you’re further along, look for gaps in your current tools and strategy. Are there ways to make your life easier, where can you automate more? What campaigns could use better creative? Does your website need an easier-to-use CRM? Budget time and attention, not just money.Max out the tools and relationships you already haveReview what you have, and compare it to what you actually use.We’ve worked with clients that were surprised to learn that they already had a CRM on their site, or a lurking MCIF. So if there are services you’re paying for but not using to their potential, dig in and start making better use of them.To give just one example, if you’re using Mailchimp for email newsletters, did you know they have a pretty spiffy CRM product? You can tag contacts to track, segment and filter as needed. Mailchimp also offers landing pages along with running Google and Facebook ads through their platform. Or if you’re using Constant Contact, they also offer surveys, coupons, and events. Both can be set up with autoresponders, automated drip campaigns, etc., and may just be enough of a CRM to get you started, without breaking your budget.And review your website to make sure you’re getting the most out of what you have. Are you at least adding and tracking landing pages for every promotion? Is it easy for a member/visitor to contact someone at the CU quickly, via phone, form or chat?One of the reasons we build credit union websites on the WordPress platform is that just about every service has a plugin, or needs a simple chunk of code added. Most CU websites could do a lot more, so check in with your website vendor if you aren’t sure.KISS – Keep It Somewhat SimpleWhen figuring out your Digital Marketing strategy, goals, and mix, stay focused on a few main goals at a time, and make sure they’re measurable, achievable, and relevant.This also means you should stick to what you can actually do, and do well. For example, a heavy focus on a complete content marketing strategy takes a ton of quality time to do right. But you can get your feet wet with some basic, achievable SEO goals, track the results over a few months, and use what you learn when building campaigns, blog posts, email marketing, etc.Leave room to experimentAt the same time, you still have to keep your eye on all that exciting shiny new stuff. One of the great strengths of Digital Marketing is the ability to experiment.Make sure you and your marketing and website partners are willing and able to experiment, and put some wiggle room in the time and money budgets for the creative variations needed, setting up and managing A/B testing with your website and email vendors, or for vetting and experimenting with CRM plugins.Pretty soon, you’ll start to figure out the secret of the many-tentacled Digital Marketing Monster – it’s really just a bunch of smaller monsters you can learn to wrangle one at a time! 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Wringer Former watermelon farmer Brian Wringer wears several hats for iDiz Incorporated, including Web Projects Manager, Wordsmith, and Big Idea Guy. He builds better credit unions by day and weird old … Web: www.cuidiz.com Detailslast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, Nov. 27

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionProctors is a jewel; treat it with respectI was privileged to attend the spectacular production of “Frozen” at Proctors.The elderly gentleman with me needed his walker, so we were among the last to leave the theater.As we came up from the fifth row, I was astounded at the amount of trash left behind all over the floor, not just playbills, but water bottles, half-eaten candy bars, plastic cups and wrappers.Why should the volunteers have to clean up all this garbage, especially when there are bins on the way out? Restoring this beautiful, historic theater has helped restore downtown, and we no longer need to go to New York City to see wonderful Broadway shows. Proctors has become the jewel of Schenectady, and we should treat it as such.Joanna DeSilvaScotiaQuestion witnesses in impeachment caseAccording to one American poet, “Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see.”This might be the watchword for the House of Representative’s impeachment hearings.The House-backed witnesses repeatedly stated that they “overheard” conversations between the American president and foreign leaders. Hum. Such eavesdropping accusations ring hollow in credence and smack of much doubt.But even worse is what we see — too many House witnesses opine as to what form the president’s action should take.They say, “I think the president’s comments are inappropriate.” Huh? What gives these public servants the supposed credibility to question official policy-making decisions? Might it be their party affiliation? Impossible. Whistleblowers are above reproach, aren’t they?Allen R. RemaleySaratoga SpringsSay thanks to all vets who’ve servedAs I prepared to go out on this Veterans Day to pay respects to my fellow veterans, and those that are not with us anymore, I decided that I would first send this letter to The Daily Gazette, and give you a big salute for the great job the paper did in publishing the section “Honoring Our Veterans.”That space dedicated to the special people on this special day was a great gesture of respect to the many Schenectady and Rotterdam residents that served our country in the military.I noted the many female veterans recognized in the section. Over 730 female veterans have received the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat in the current Afghanistan war.This section brought back many memories from when I was director of Schenectady County Veterans Service Agency, and how I had served the veterans with their military entitlements questions.Many veterans who served came from the same family and had parents that could have lost all of their children, like the “Five Sullivans” that lost their lives in World War II on the same ship.There were many families that sent their “boys” into the military because they were born at the wrong time and the government said they needed them to give us the freedom we enjoy today.When we see a person wearing a veterans cap that says they served, thank them for their service. They wear the cap, not to get praise, but because they have pride in having served.James A. WilsonSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Berliners form socially-distanced human chain against racism

first_imgTopics : The capital’s human chain was slated to stretch from the world-famous Brandenburg Gate past the landmark Communist-era TV tower at Alexanderplatz and down into the ethnically diverse Neukoelln district.Organizers had registered 5,000 people to show up, while police said they were prepared for up to 20,000.Over 10,000 people gathered in Berlin under the banner of Black Lives Matter last weekend in response to the May 25 killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the slogan was also in evidence on banners and T-shirts Sunday.But the organizers of the latest demonstration posted a broader set of aims on their website.  ‘Responsible’ protest Their demands include better working conditions and pay for all including migrants, affordable housing, upholding asylum rights, relaunching the economy along green lines and allowing workers more say in how companies are run.”Who bears the costs of the global crisis, who will be stronger afterwards and who weaker — that’s being decided now,” Unteilbar organisers wrote.A map posted online showed how different groups had been allocated responsibility for different sections of the Berlin human chain.They ranged from political parties like the Greens and Left party to civil society groups like “Grannies against the far right” and the Fridays for Future youth climate movement.On their website, Unteilbar organizers urged sticking to “a responsible form of protest in times of pandemic and crisis”, telling participants to remain three meters apart to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission.As the human chain got under way, stewards handed out strips of brightly colored tape cut to the right length as a guide.”We have to stand strong against racism, exclusion and discrimination. But at the weekend and in the weeks ahead, we have to be considerate and take care of one another” by minimizing virus transmission, Berlin mayor Michael Mueller told the Tagesspiegel newspaper ahead of the demonstration.center_img Thousands demonstrated in Berlin against racism and for broader fairness, including sharing the coronavirus burden, as they stretched a human chain through the German capital Sunday while keeping safe distances.Although the German Weather Service (DWD) issued a storm warning for a swathe of the country, people also turned out in other cities like Leipzig and Hamburg after a nationwide appeal from progressive movement Unteilbar (Indivisible).”Now we will decide whether we manage to put ourselves on the path to an anti-racist society of social and climate justice,” tweeted Canan Bayram, Greens party MP for Berlin’s lively central Kreuzberg district.last_img read more

Europe needs coronavirus vaccine more than Africa – Lobi Stars coach

first_img “Africa as a continent has to stand on its feet. If Europe has a solution, they should test it over there,” Ogunbote told Goal. “They need it more than we do because they are in a worse challenge than we are. “Such a statement is not good enough. It is an insult to our person and is racist. You don’t undermine another person. “God has been faithful to Africa because we have far fewer deaths compared to Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. So, it is not a good statement and Africa must stand against it. read also:Duru roars: Ogunbote will really transform Lobi Stars “Considering how far behind Africa is technologically, many expected the coronavirus to hit Africa more, but the reverse is the case.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 French doctors Jean-Paul Mira and Camille Locht had earlier asserted that vaccine testing for the pandemic, which has affected more than a million people globally, be put on trial in Africa first. This invoked the ire of four-time African Footballer of the Year Samuel Eto’o and also Didier Drogba, with other top African players lending their voices to kick back against those racist comments. Europe is the worst-hit continent in the world, with more than 600,000 confirmed cases and more than 50,000 deaths. Africa is the least affected continent with around 10,000 cases and fewer than a thousand deaths.Advertisement Loading… Lobi Stars manager, Gbenga Ogunbote, has stated that Europe needs a coronavirus vaccine more than Africa does and should do testing among themselves. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson8 Infamous Mistakes That Cost People BillionsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericallast_img read more