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Charles Koch philanthropy: ‘individual empowerment’

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The giving of philanthropy Charles Koch reflects his belief in removing barriers to “self-actualization,” said David Dziok, a spokesman for the Kansas billionaire. Over the past two decades, the Koch family foundation Koch, Koch Industries and Stand Together based in Wichita (a philanthropic community founded by Koch) have provided around $ 90 million to Kansas-based organizations.

In 2019, for example, Koch gave $ 5 million to charities Wichita and Kansas, including $ 1 million to build the Koch Carousel Park in the tourist attraction Botanica park in Wichita.

Wichita State University has been a major recipient – $ 21 million in the past two decades – from Koch’s local philanthropy. Among WSU’s donations were $ 3.75 million for “space makers” at the WSU Innovation Campus, $ 4.5 million to expand and renovate the Charles Koch Arena and $ 3.64 million to support the WSU Institute for Economic Growth Studies.

Another beneficiary of Koch philanthropy is the Mary R. Koch Arts Center (named after Koch’s mother), a Wichita institution that opened in 2017 and received $ 14.8 million. In addition, Koch has funded $ 2.3 million in scholarships for Kansas visual and performance artists.

Young Entrepreneurs, a Wichita-based national program designed by Koch and his wife to teach high school students about entrepreneurial thinking, has received $ 20 million over the past 20 years. Most of the money was spent on YE programming that is managed outside of Kansas.

Other Koch-related philanthropic contributions in the past 20 years include:

• $ 3 million for Kansas State University programming and scholarships

• $ 2 million to support the Wichita Salvation Army community center

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• $ 1 million to the Nature Conservancy of Kansas to expand and enhance its preservation

• $ 1 million for University of Kansas programming and scholarships

• $ 360,500 for Rise Up for Youth, a program serving the minority youth of Wichita

(Data provided by Koch Industries)

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The expedition will explore “an area still little known”: the Portuguese Sea.

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The expedition will explore "an area still little known": the Portuguese Sea.

The Oceano Azul Foundation has joined the municipalities of Cascais, Mafra and Sintra and set off together this Saturday on the ship “Santa Maria Manuela” for a scientific expedition that will last until 12 October.

On board will be 50 researchers from institutions such as the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the Hydrographic Institute or the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA). During this time, scientists will embark on what they consider to be an “essential” process of “investigating the region’s natural values” that will allow for a “global assessment of the marine biodiversity” that exists in that region of the ocean.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is “inconceivable”.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is "inconceivable".

President of the Portuguese Federation of Food Banks Against Hunger Isabelle Jonet considers food waste unacceptable and absurd, as every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year.

As World Food Loss and Waste Awareness Day is celebrated, speaking at a conference on the subject in Lisbon, the official recalled statistics released by the National Statistical Institute and said the situation was “worse than expected.”

The data, official and published for the first time, refers to 2020 and shows that 1.89 million tons of food was wasted in Portugal this year, so each Portuguese wasted an average of 183.6 kilograms of food.

INE statistics show that families spend the most. The figures show that over 1.2 million tons of food was wasted by families this year, followed by catering with over 237 thousand tons, trade and distribution with 214 thousand tons, primary production with over 101 thousand tons and food . industry, about 61 thousand tons.

“We buy too much, we buy bad, we let it go bad. It is unacceptable that a third of what is produced ends up in the trash,” the official said, speaking at a debate organized by the United Movement Against Waste.

Ana Cristina Carrola of the Portuguese Environmental Protection Agency (APA), who also took part in the debate, stressed that the average amount of waste per year per inhabitant in the European Union is 173 kg, less than the 183 kg that is thrown away by the Portuguese.

“This is unthinkable in our day,” he lamented.

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Thanks to goals from Evanilson and Pepe, Porto beat Braga in Portuguese; Sporting wins too

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Thanks to goals from Evanilson and Pepe, Porto beat Braga in Portuguese;  Sporting wins too



Evanilson scored four goals in eight matches in the 2022/23 Portuguese Liga (Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP)

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After the draw in the last round Portuguese Championship, Porto won again. This Friday, the defending champions thrashed Braga 4-1 at the Dragau Stadium. Goals came from Evanilson, Eustaquio, Pepe and Galeno. Defender Pepe, against, got to the opponent.

Ex-Fluminense Evanilson opened the scoring in the 32nd minute of the opening stage. Eustaquio tried to make a cross and the Brazilian forward appeared on the second post to prop up his chest. Two minutes later, Pepe filed Eustaquio, who sent the ball into an empty net.

In the final stage, the Portuguese-Brazilian defender Pepe tried to cut off a low cross, but sent him into his own net. Pepe, the former Gremio who assisted, got it from Taremi after a beautiful move that extended the game in the 18th minute. In addition, the Brazilian Galeno closed the account in the north of Portugal.

– I am very happy to score again and, above all, for this victory. A match we knew would be difficult, against a strong opponent who was in good sequence, but in which we managed to impose our rhythm and win three points in front of our fans. Now it’s time to rest and get back to work, already thinking about the next challenge, which is also very important for us, – said Evanilson after the match.

SPORTING TOO WINS

Another great player to take the field this Friday is Sporting CP. In Lisbon, on José de Alvalade, the Lions beat Gil Vicente 3-1. For Rubén Amorim’s side, Morita, Pote Gonçalves and Rocinha scored. Fran Navarro scored in stoppage time.



Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

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