When you are born at West Point, the military runs in your blood. So is the story of Emily and Betsy Nunez. Emily is now a second lieutenant and her father is a retired colonel. While attending Airborne School she heard the stories of veterans who suffered from lingering emotional and physical hardships as well as unemployment challenges.In order to bring awareness to the issues faced by active duty soldiers and their families the girls began Sword & Plough (S&P), a bag company made with recycled and repurposed military gear. By doing this they empower veteran employment, reduce waste and strengthen civil- military understanding.Here is what makes the company even more awesome:The girls work with companies and no-profit organizations that employ veterans as sewers, manufacturers and managers. They even ask these companies to scale with them by hiring veterans to meet the demand for S&P. Editors’ Recommendations The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt The name stems from the ancient saying ‘To turn swords into plough shares.’ In that context S&P is taking military technologies and materials and applying them to peaceful civilian applications.The company has a handsome range of messengers, totes and sacks as well as iPad sleeves, Dopp Kits, belts and card holders all made in Colorado.For Black Friday the brand is launching this handsome weekender. Check the site to snap one up! Since they recycle thousands of pounds of military surplus fabrics the bags are also durable and water resistant. S&P donates 10% of its’ profits to Veteran organizations. The goal is to emotionally and physically touch civilians in their everyday lives to remind them of the challenges our country and our veterans face and the power that every person has to help. The Best Diaper Bags for Stylish Dads The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket is Made Entirely Out of Recycled Material
CALGARY — Crescent Point Energy is adjusting its executive pay criteria, cutting $25 million from 2018 capital spending and announcing an asset sale to pay down debt as it faces a showdown with a dissident shareholder at its annual meeting on Friday.It reported a surprise net loss of $91 million or 17 cents per share for the three months ended March 31, compared with a net profit of $119 million in the year-earlier period. Analysts had expected a profit of seven cents according to Thomson Reuters.The company has been roundly criticized by Cation Capital Inc., which attributes its poor share performance to unwise spending decisions and overly-generous executive compensation.The dissident shareholder has nominated four directors to be elected to Crescent Point’s 10-director board on Friday, a move opposed by the Calgary-based company.On a conference call to discuss first-quarter results on Thursday, Crescent Point executives said they would not comment on which side is leading so far in shareholder voting.Cation spokesman Dan Gagnier says the vote is “too close to call” and added a media report from an unnamed source suggesting the dissident slate has already been defeated shouldn’t be believed.Crescent Point says its board of directors has added a drilling rate-of-return metric to its pay-for-performance plan to “incorporate feedback and further align compensation with returns and capital allocation.”It added it has a deal to sell $225 million in non-core assets to an unnamed buyer that is expected to close before June 30, and that its spending this year will fall to $1.775 billion.Crescent Point’s operating earnings were $63 million versus $62 million in the first quarter of 2017.It reported production of 178,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from 173,300 boe/d in the same period of last year.