Sasini Limited ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgSasini Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Sasini Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sasini Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sasini Limited ( 2010 annual report.Company ProfileSasini Limited grows tea and coffee in Kenya and produces, stores and markets bulk tea and coffee for domestic consumption and export to Africa sub-regions. Through wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sasini Limited has interests in the tea, coffee, dairy, livestock, horticulture and tourism sectors in Kenya. Bulk tea produced by Sasini Limited is sold through the Mombasa auction or direct sales to export customers. Tea farms are in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley in Sotik. Bulk coffee is grown on eight independent estates in the Central Highland of Kenya and processed at its own pulping and wet processing facility. Sasini Limited has a coffee mill at Kamundu Coffee Estate which has a daily capacity to mill about 4 800 bags of clean coffee. Aristocrats Tea and Coffee is the exporting arm of Sasini Limited and exports milled coffee to international blending houses and roasters. Loose and tea bag products for the domestic market are sold under the brand names Sasini Gold, Sasini Chai and Sasini Premium. Coffee products for domestic consumption are sold under the brand name Kahawa Bamba and Sasini Instant Coffee. Sasini Limited maintains a herd of Holstein Friesian cattle and produces a range of yoghurt and pasteurised milk. Sasini Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Axia Corporation Limited ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgAxia Corporation Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Axia Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Axia Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Axia Corporation Limited ( 2020 interim results for the half year.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileAxia Corporation Limited is a retail enterprise that sells specialty homeware furniture and electrical appliances through 38 nationwide retail outlets; and retails automotive spares across multiple channels with a footprint that stretches to Zambia and Malawi. The company’s core expertise lies in providing a reputable service for inbound clearing and bonded warehousing; ambient and chilled/frozen warehousing services; logistics, marketing, sales and merchandising services. Axia has three business units which include TV Sales & Home (TVSH), a leading furniture and electronic appliance retailer; Transerv, retailing automotive spares, and Distribution Group Africa (DGA), an established distribution and logistics company. Axia Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Episcopal foundation in Georgia raises $26,000 for anti-hunger efforts at…

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Apr 26, 2017 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Advocacy Peace & Justice, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal foundation in Georgia raises $26,000 for anti-hunger efforts at walk/run Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Poverty & Hunger Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta press release] The Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia, or ECF, has announced $26,000 in anti-hunger grants from proceeds of its 33rd Annual Hunger Walk/Run, held in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and local faith organizations.More than 450 Episcopalians walked, ran or volunteered for the Diocese of Atlanta on March 5, with 34 teams formed in support of ECF. Prior to the 5K walk/run, more than 120 youth and adults attended the Eucharist at nearby Emmaus House, celebrated by the Rev. Ricardo Bailey, which featured a powerful sermon by ECF board member Clayton Harrington calling Episcopalians to “choose the hard way” of fighting against poverty and oppression.“Each year the Episcopal community shows up to not only participate in the Hunger Walk/Run but to raise funds to support those facing food insecurity in our community,” said Lindsey Hardegree, executive director for the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia. “The need is great. More than 25 percent of Georgia children face food insecurity, and Georgia is seventh in the nation for senior citizens facing hunger. Funds raised by our parishes through the Hunger Walk/Run are granted back to our communities to help end hunger.”The 2017 Hunger Walk/Run was an incredible success, and with the significant help of parishes around the Diocese, ECF has received nearly $26,000 to support local hunger-related ministries and organizations. ECF is dedicated to funding opportunities for Episcopal parishes to work with their local community and nonprofits to serve the poor and oppressed. With that in mind, ECF will grant these funds to the following hunger-related ministries and organizations: Action Ministries, which partners with multiple Episcopal parishes, will receive a grant of $10,000 to support its regional hunger initiatives in the Northwest (Rome area), Mountain (Gainesville area), Northeast (Athens-Clarke County area) and Piedmont (Covington area) Regions.Community Helping Place will receive a grant of $4,000 for food costs at their food pantry, which has been matched by a $4,000 gift from the parishioners of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church (Dahlonega).Malachi’s Storehouse will receive a grant of $10,400 to underwrite the cost of chicken for their food pantry at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church (Dunwoody) for one year.St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church (Decatur) will receive a grant of $1,329.19 toward purchasing a new refrigerator/freezer as a part of the expansion of its food pantry ministry to enable hot meal service. Special thanks also go out to the top fundraising individuals:Shirley Lee of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church (Atlanta)Connie Bergeron of St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church (Marietta)Ashley Erwin of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church (Atlanta)Veronica Ridenhour of St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church (Morrow)Zachary Thompson of Church of Our Saviour (Atlanta)In addition, this year, the Right Rev. Robert C. Wright issued a challenge for the Bishop’s Cup – the parish that raised the most funds for the Hunger Walk/Run would receive the coveted trophy as well as a gift of $3,300 to be used for the parish’s outreach ministries. This year’s recipient of the Bishop’s Cup is St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, which raised $6,760. Special recognition goes to St. James Episcopal Church (Clayton), which came in a close second at $4,940, and to Church of Our Saviour, Christ Church (Norcross), and St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, which each raised more than $2,000 to help end hunger in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

Bulls prop suspended after red card that was viewed as debatable

first_imgWednesday Dec 2, 2020 Bulls prop suspended after red card that was viewed as debatable Bulls prop Jacques van Rooyen has been handed a suspension following the red card he received for a high and dangerous tackle against Western Province in the Currie Cup this past weekend.ADVERTISEMENTThe tackle on Warrick Gelant proved to be somewhat of a talking point as initially, the TMO had suggested a yellow card only, before the referee went through the incident – without being able to see footage – and they eventually arrived at the red cad decision.Van Rooyen attended a SA Rugby Disciplinary hearing on Tuesday and has been suspended for one week.The infringement was deemed to be an entry-level offence which saw the two-week ban being reduced to one week.The 34-year-old front rower will thus miss the Carling Currie Cup match against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs on Saturday, 5 November 2020.Jacques van Rooyen’s ‘controversial red card’ against Western Province— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) November 29, 2020 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Updates and errata from DSC

first_img 11 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Updates and errata from DSCcenter_img The Directory of Social Change has added a new section to its Web site listing updates and corrections for its various paper publications. For example, these include new grant-making trust correspondents, and corrected telephone numbers.The Directory of Social Change has added a new section to its Web site listing updates and corrections for its various paper publications. For example, these include new grant-making trust correspondents, and corrected telephone numbers.Visit the DSC Bookshop Errata. Advertisement Howard Lake | 25 May 2001 | Newslast_img read more

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first_img Howard Lake | 1 July 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ukfundraising Twitter follow button 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 Researching massive growth in giving.center_img 11 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Leaderboard right 120 x 60last_img read more

Argentina and the longed-for turnaround that ended four years of savage capitalism

first_imgPublished by and on Jan. 1. Aznárez is an Argentine Marxist journalist and the director of the e-magazine Translated by John Catalinotto.Argentinians celebrate an electoral victory over the right wing, Oct. 27, 2019, with the banner, “We won! All, united.”There are years that seem to last so long that, according to the popular saying, they are like a century. Argentina has not been exempt from this comparison in this difficult 2019 that has just ended.Such has been the burden of pain, suffering and signs of impotence that the population has had to endure because of the savage capitalism the government of President Mauricio Macri has imposed–even the smiles have been erased from the faces of many people.It is not easy to describe the mood of the largest sectors of the population as the statistics rang in their ears every day. These generated a mixture of anguish and fury, especially since this government, which at last no longer exists, was imposed on them, not by military boots as in other times, but by the people’s vote — a vote rigged and manipulated. Ultimately it was voluntary.Macri’s atrocious setbacksLet’s go over some facts to get the picture. Macri left behind a final measure of poverty estimated at 35.5 percent. Beyond the percentages, this amount placed us once again in a scene that we had already witnessed in 2001: children eating from garbage pails; standing in endless lines with parents as hungry as their children; at the door of luxury restaurants when at midnight they dump the leftovers of the day’s meals into the street in large barrels — those leftovers that had remained on the plates of people who could still afford to have three meals a day.Another familiar picture is repeated daily in slum neighborhoods, where, out of solidarity, social and popular organizations provide dining halls to feed thousands of mouths.What can we say about inflation, which as never before has swept away everything that stood in its way — when at the end of the year the rate is 54.5 percent. This, as everyone knows, is not just one more piece of information; its repercussions hit the pocketbooks of the population every day, with astronomical prices, increases in fares for essential services and the constant rise in the price of gasoline and its derivatives, which in turn produce more increases in trips on public transportation.Unemployment was another atrocious chapter in the Macrist era. The number of men and women who lost their jobs is around 400,000, and there are studies that put it at around half a million. The foreign debt, which is illegitimate from every point of view, is already very close to $300 billion U.S., which means that every Argentine is already in debt to the [International Monetary Fund] for about $6,310.In every area during the last four years that could be analyzed, there have been gigantic setbacks, and in some cases the disappearance of historical conquests by the working class — both those of lower economic standing and those of sectors of the middle class, which the crisis has brought down several notches.The people challengeEducation, health, housing are the sectors most affected by these policies that have not been applied only in Argentina, but are now being challenged in the streets by millions of people around the world. Examples of this challenge are in Chile, Colombia, Peru, Haiti, Panama — even in the France of Macrón and its capitalist right wing. [That country] has reached the end of this year with all its cities paralyzed by an unlimited anti-neoliberal strike. The constant and courageous weekly fight of the Yellow Vests Latin Americanized the rebellion in France.The people are fed up. They go out to put their bodies on the line in a thousand possible ways, and Argentina was no exception. That’s why August was a key month to launch the battle and shorten a year that had been hitting the workers hard. The electoral explosion that the PASO [primary elections] signified and the 15-point lead of the Frente de Todos [the winning electoral coalition] over the Macrismo candidates changed the mood of the Argentine people.From then until October it seemed like there was a long road ahead, but the people were aware that the victory they had won was not going to be marred by the narrow rightists and their puppet masters in Washington.Of course, as many people in struggle proposed, the ideal outcome would have been to corner Macrismo in the streets under the slogan “Fight and they will leave.” That’s what is happening today with Sebastián Piñera [Chile] and Iván Duque [Colombia], but we [in Argentina] already experienced a 2001 in which it seemed that the revolt was going to end in revolution — yet this was not possible.That is why this time the effort was made to reaffirm the feelings of the masses, and what seemed impossible a year earlier (for fear of fraud and Macri’s alliances with the U.S. empire) became a reality.[The presidential/vice presidential ticket of] Alberto Fernández/Cristina Fernández won, without leaving any doubt, and this past Dec. 10, within 24 hours, the joy and the celebration overcame all the accumulated sadness and pain when millions were cheering and celebrating their inauguration.Gains at home within weeksNow that a new stage of the struggle has begun, we know that it will be difficult and in some ways uncertain because of the threats of a local and international right wing who refuse to concede and who, in the first hours of the new government, has already shown its teeth.But we already have much: a needed economic emergency law; wage increases for private and state workers, including special bonuses for retirees; a national plan against hunger; increased taxation of sectors of the agricultural-livestock oligarchy; intervention in the intelligence services; radical changes in the leadership of the security forces; and an end to the criminalization of abortion, which had been demanded unsuccessfully for decades.Foreign policy changesAnd there’s also a turnaround in foreign policy: by showing support and refuge to President Evo Morales, overthrown by a coup d’état; receiving with all state honors Cuban President Miguel Díaz Canel and Bolivarian Communication Minister Jorge Rodríguez; and a long list of advances, projects and concrete accomplishments that Alberto Fernández’s government has put in place in only two weeks.Of course, this is no panacea, and there is still a long way to go, but it is clear that these are measures that the people have longed for and will resolutely support. It is even more clear since we know that the right wing has not stopped conspiring and that those the Macrista policy favored ad nauseam are already paralyzing the country and threatening more forceful measures.Moreover, the International Monetary Fund and Donald Trump will try to collect a debt that the people did not contract for; and if they do not succeed in collecting it as they wish, they will generate further waves of destabilization.In the face of this probable future, we must remember that this is once again the hour of the people, and every step taken to oppose capitalism’s insane strategy will only be won if the people struggle and put their bodies on the line in the streets. As did the 30,000 disappeared people in their time and more recently the feminists and sexual minorities.No one concedes anything without being pushed, and that is the great lesson we must learn from the recent past. It is not with flirtation or misplaced moderation that an enemy who cares only about accumulating profits is neutralized — but only with resistance, struggle and unity, to defend what gains might be made and to make sure that politics is no longer deformed by the lovers of bourgeois democracy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

South Sudan expels another journalist, second in two weeks

first_img South SudanAfrica Condemning abuses Freedom of expression Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years November 7, 2019 South Sudan expels another journalist, second in two weeks Renouil told RSF that officials questioned him about his previous reporting from South Sudan and threatened him with imprisonment. South Sudan’s Media Authority had nonetheless given him the go-ahead to visit the country. South Sudan is also one of the world’s most dangerous countries for reporters. Ten journalists have been killed with complete impunity since 2013. No serious investigation has ever been carried out to identify the perpetrators and circumstances of the August 2017 murder of Christopher Allen, a freelance reporter with British and US dual nationality,. South SudanAfrica Condemning abuses Freedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the clampdown on reporting in South Sudan, which has just expelled another foreign journalist, the second in two weeks, and urges the authorities not to jeopardize implementation of a peace accord by preventing the international media from doing their job. to go further The second journalist’s expulsion has come at a critical political moment, with a unity government due to be formed on 12 November, along with the expected return of Riek Machar, the historic leader of the opposition to President Salva Kiir. “Peace and democracy cannot take hold unless the freedom to inform is guaranteed,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “By expelling foreign journalists, the South Sudanese authorities are liable to jeopardize the peace process. We urge them to end these arbitrary expulsions and to review their recent decisions, so that these two journalists, who did nothing wrong, are free to resume their reporting.” His expulsion was preceded by that of AP correspondent Sam Mednick, a Canadian reporter. Based in South Sudan for the past three years, Mednick had to leave after being notified on 23 October that her press pass had been revoked because of a story about tension in the run-up to the formation of a unity government. Crédit : France 24 The authorities have often expelled journalists since a civil war began in 2013. The Media Authority announced in June 2017 that it was refusing to issue or renew visas for 20 foreign journalists because their reporting was “unsubstantiated” or had “insulted” South Sudan. August 25, 2020 Find out more South Sudan is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation Online memorial and writing prize launched to mark 30th birthday of slain journalist Christopher Allen Help by sharing this information December 23, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on South Sudan August 21, 2020 Find out more News News RSF welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s statement calling for justice for Christopher Allen three years on Receive email alerts News French journalist Bastien Renouil, the France 24 TV news channel’s East Africa correspondent, was arrested on arrival in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, on 3 November and was expelled the next morning. RSF_en last_img read more

House prices increase sharply despite pandemic

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Previous articleAn Post to allow free postage to and from nursing homesNext articleWeather warning in place for Donegal News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction House prices increase sharply despite pandemiccenter_img Twitter Facebook Google+ Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest By News Highland – October 19, 2020 House prices have increased sharply despite the economic shock of the pandemic — with a national increase of 4.8 per cent in the third quarter of this year. Researchers at Daft-dot-ie say it’s an unexpected trend in their data, given elevated rates of unemployment.However the number of homes being sold on the site has fallen to just 17,700 — down a around a third on last year — and the lowest level since 2006.In Donegal, prices in the third quarter of 2020 were 9% higher than a year previously, compared to a fall of 2% seen a year ago.The average house price in the county is now €154,000, 35% above its lowest point.Professor Ronan Lyons from says the market for houses and apartments has had a very dramatic turnaround between July and September:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Funeral services scheduled for fifth grader who died after classroom fight in South Carolina

first_imgFamily Photo(WALTERBORO, S.C.) — The family of a fifth grader who died after suffering injuries from a classroom fight with another girl announced that funeral services would be held for the 10-year-old this week.A “celebration” to honor the life of Raniya Wright was scheduled for noon Wednesday at Saints Center Ministries in Walterboro, South Carolina, an obituary said.On Monday, Raniya’s father, Jermaine Van Dyke, and his lawyers held a news conference outside of Forest Hills Elementary School, where Raniya was involved in a fight with a classmate on March 25. She died March 27.“I’m here today looking for justice for my daughter,” Van Dyke said. “I wanted just to find out what happened, how it happened and who was involved.”The lawyers said they had spoken “at length” with the teacher who was in the classroom that day.Lawyer David Aylor said Monday that Van Dyke had had “little to no contact” from anyone, including the school district, regarding Raniya’s death.“We’ve been extremely disappointed,” said Mark Peper, a lawyer for Van Dyke.On March 25, a staff member at the elementary school called 911 to report that a student had collapsed, according to an incident report released by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.When first responders arrived, the student was at the nurse’s station, unconscious but breathing, the report said. She was taken to a medical center and later airlifted to the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Health in Charleston, according to the school district.Authorities did not initially release the names of the two students involved in the incident because they were both younger than 17, but last Wednesday, the Colleton County School District identified Raniya as the student who died.In a statement on its website, the Colleton County School District said that after the “fight” occurred in Raniya’s classroom, “school administrators promptly secured the scene, ended the fight and called emergency medical services to the school.”The family said that she’d been unresponsive and in critical condition since the incident, according to ABC News affiliate WCIV-TV.Raniya’s mother, Ashley Wright, shared her grief on March 27 in a public Facebook post, saying: “My baby girl has [gained] her wings.”As of Monday, a GoFundMe page for Raniya’s family had raised more than $54,000.Lawyers for the Wright family said in a statement Friday that relatives were “struggling to make sense of the incident that took her life.”“Raniya’s untimely passing leaves a void in this family that will never be filled…They are awaiting answers to questions regarding the circumstances surrounding Raniya’s tragic death including was there appropriate supervision in the classroom, and what, if any, steps did school administrators take to intervene in the fight,” lawyers Margie Pizarro and Myesha Brown said in a statement Friday.Pizarro and Brown said they would be requesting the complete investigative file and pertinent information from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Department and the Colleton County School District regarding the incident.Peper said Monday that his team and Wright’s lawyers were “forming one unified front” to get justice for Raniya. He added that his team had spoken with some parents of schoolchildren. He declined to share the details.“This week needs to be about the community coming together in an effort to heal,” Peper said during the news conference. “Justice will be served.”No weapons were involved in the incident, said Shalane Lowes, a police information officer for the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.The other student involved in the altercation has been suspended from school “until the investigation is complete,” the school district said.“Our community has suffered a tremendous loss. We are deeply saddened…Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with this family in the difficult days ahead,” the school district said in a statement. “The district is cooperating fully with law enforcement as this matter is investigated.”The Colleton County school board held an emergency meeting Thursday about Monday’s incident. Board member Tim Mabry said specific details from the discussion could not be shared because of the ongoing investigation and student-privacy laws.In a statement Friday, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office said it would release its findings and autopsy results “at the appropriate time.”“We do not have a time table for the conclusion of this investigation. We expect some aspects to take at least several weeks. We will do whatever is necessary, and take as much time as is necessary to ensure a thorough investigation,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “This investigation is continuing.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more