starafricacorporation Limited ( 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgstarafricacorporation Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about starafricacorporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the starafricacorporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: starafricacorporation Limited (  2011 abridged results.Company Profilestarafricacorporation Limited is an established sugar refinery in Zimbabwe; manufacturing and marketing sugar-based products under two well-known brand names, Goldstar Sugar and Country Choice Foods. Its product range comprises icing sugar, golden syrup, honey syrup and maple syrup. There are only two sugar mills in Zimbabwe and both are owned by Starafrica Corporation; producing products for local consumption and for export to countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its subsidiary companies are Starafrica Operations (Private) Limited and Silver Star Properties (Private) Limited which is a property division involved in managing commercial, manufacturing and residential premises in Zimbabwe. starafricacorporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dairibord Holdings Limited ( Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgDairibord Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Dairibord Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dairibord Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dairibord Holdings Limited (  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited (DZL Holdings Limited) is the largest dairy company in Zimbabwe; producing and marketing a range of fresh milk and ready-to-drink and long-life milk products. The company also owns Lyons Zimbabwe; a food company that manufactures and markets ice-cream, cordials, condiments and spreads, tea and mineral water; ME Charhons which manufactures biscuits and baking products; and has a majority stake in Dairibord Malawi. The company is wholly-owned by Lavenson Investments Private Limited and is the flagship subsidiary of Dairiboard Holdings Limited. DZL Holdings Limited owns four property companies; Goldblum Investments (Private) Limited, Chatmoss Properties (Private) Limited, Quallinnex Properties (Private) Limited and Slimline Investments (Private) Limited. Its export markets include Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. Dairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House RP / Forte Architetti

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses “COPY” CopyHouses•Acireale, Italy House RP / Forte Architetti ArchDaily Save this picture!© Salvatore Gozzo – Environmental Photography+ 19 Share CopyAbout this officeForte ArchitettiOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAcirealeItalyPublished on October 06, 2015Cite: “House RP / Forte Architetti” 06 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Year:  Year:  Area:  255 m² Area:  255 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Italy Architects: Forte Architetti Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Salvatore Gozzo – Environmental Photography Photographs:  Salvatore Gozzo – Environmental Photography Collaborators:Roberto GrecoCompanies:Nicusor CostantinescuSite Area:4787 mqCity:AcirealeCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Salvatore Gozzo – Environmental PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsText description provided by the architects. Located in the easteren part of Sicily, within a lemon grove overlooking the Ionian sea on one side, and Etna volcano on the other one, House RP stands in a marvellous location named Reitana. This place is known for the dominance of signs that underline its originary rural vocation: the lavastone drywalls, the rural buildings scattered in the landscape, the terraces modeling the country profile. All elements that draw a unique mediterranean landscape.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe design provides a family house integrated with a farm; the design itself takes shape form the variation of the theme of Masseria. The italian “masseria” is a vernacular mediterranean architecture characterized by the centric planimetric layout settled all around a courtyard named “corte”.
According with the brief we have designed a cluster system of buildings generated by the intersections of stunning views and their relations with the landscape. The outcome of this process is an amazing, yet natural, courtyard, core of the family’s life where the building acts as scenography for every day activities. Units  – both volumetric and functional typified  – are connected by key elements that acts as filters and services  spaces providing on a contraction of the rhythm of composition. These elements estabilsh a level of transparency that, for a moment in the inner promenade through the house, dissolve the boundary between inside and outside.Save this picture!© Salvatore Gozzo – Environmental PhotographyThe gabled roof, made of metal sheets, unifies the parts of the composition and defines a skyline that becomes a landmark: a clear, geometrical, linear sign of the human presence within the silence of the rural paysage of mountain Etna.Save this picture!© Salvatore Gozzo – Environmental PhotographyThe project breaks up with a conventional approach to the local traditional architecture to encourage the sperimentation of the modern language in its relationship with timeless values: nature, human spaces, genius loci are conceived as the deep meaning of our architecture.Save this picture!© Salvatore Gozzo – Environmental PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessAre 3D Renderings Deceiving Architects and Clients?Articles2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners AnnouncedArchitecture News Share House RP / Forte ArchitettiSave this projectSaveHouse RP / Forte Architetti Photographs 2014 2014last_img read more

Uluwatu House / SAOTA

first_img 2018 Photographs:  Adam Letch Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Indonesia Save this picture!© Adam Letch+ 19Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Uluwatu House / SAOTA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Flos, Paola Lenti, Kettal (Spain), Molteni & C – Rodolfo Dordoni, Molteni & C – Jean Nouvel, Molteni & C – Vincent Van Duysen CopyAbout this officeSAOTAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIndonesiaPublished on June 03, 2019Cite: “Uluwatu House / SAOTA” [Casa Uluwatu / SAOTA] 03 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?乌鲁瓦图之家,“世界尽头”的度假屋/SAOTA是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Architect of Record: Uluwatu House / SAOTASave this projectSaveUluwatu House / SAOTA Area:  152524 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Indonesia Year:  Photographs “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: SAOTA Area Area of this architecture project Clients:N/A – would like to remain anonymousEngineering:Saka Undagi DesignLandscape:Bali Landscape CompanyProject Manager:Penjor Bali MandiriLighting Consultant:NipekMep Engineer:Wija Kusuma Nadi (Design & Construct)Consultor:TwotimesmonoQuantity Surveyor:Penjor Bali MandiriContractor:Penjor Bali MandiriInterior Designer:Molteni & CProject Team:Philip Olmesdahl, Mark Bullivant, Dominik George, Tasneem Mohamed & Carl SchmidtCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adam LetchRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. This resort‐inspired home in Bali’s iconic surf destination, Uluwatu, puts a contemporary spin on local materiality and vernacular architecture to create a luxurious modern holiday home deeply attuned to its beautiful surroundings.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThis getaway home designed by SAOTA in Uluwatu, on the south‐western tip of the Bukit Peninsula of Bali, Indonesia, is dramatically perched high on a limestone cliff edge. Ulu means “land’s end” and watu means “rock”, which aptly describes the rugged beauty of wild, arid peninsula. Uluwatu is also known for having some of the world’s best surfing beaches, and its steep, rocky cliffs provide sought‐ after elevated ocean views.Save this picture!© Adam LetchSAOTA designed the house on a large east‐west‐oriented site facing the ocean on the eastern side. The scale of the site allowed for the design to accommodate a resort‐inspired layout with separate suites and living spaces in a fragmented arrangement that weaves together indoor and outdoor spaces. A series of courtyards, gardens and other planted terraces are deftly woven into the architecture, combining structured and naturalistic planting and creating a sense that landscape and architecture are meaningfully integrated. In fact, the design was partly inspired by the way in which rocky ruins are, in time, reclaimed by the landscape, and come to seem almost as if they are part of it.Save this picture!© Adam LetchSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Adam LetchA large palm‐lined entry courtyard creates a dramatic sense of arrival with a grand staircase floating over a cascading water feature. Monolithic stone‐clad walls add a singular design statement to the experience of entering the house. The centralised entrance creates a focal point on arrival, where a lounge, dining room and covered terrace form the core of the cellular arrangement of buildings and pavilions, which radiate outwards, organically interspersed with planted courtyards and terraces. A large courtyard to the west provides an enclosed counterpoint to the vast views to the east.Save this picture!© Adam LetchNot only does the fragmented nature of the building and outdoor spaces do away with internal passages entirely, but it also facilitates the home’s “chameleon quality”, a responsive arrangement that expands or “shrinks” to accommodate both small and large groups of people. Even if the owner was to visit without guests, he could occupy the main suite and living areas without being aware of the additional guest rooms, so the grandeur of the arrangement never loses a sense of intimacy. Similarly, throughout the plan, large spaces such as the entrance, pool terrace and western courtyard are balanced with intimately proportioned living spaces.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe way in which architecture and external courtyards are interwoven means navigation through the buildings involves constantly crossing between architecture and landscape, facilitating a powerful sense of place. The seamlessly integrated indoor‐outdoor lifestyle is also a response to Bali’s climate. A range of covered outdoor spaces and courtyards, pavilions and terraces offer a variety of outdoor experiences with varying degrees of cover. The porous nature of the design encourages naturally cooling cross ventilation to flow in from the ocean. When the heat becomes oppressive, it’s possible to retreat into fully the fully enclosed, air‐conditioned lounge and dining areas.Save this picture!© Adam LetchAesthetically and stylistically, SAOTA took inspiration from the local architecture’s unique hybrid of mass and lightweight elements, evident in traditional temples as much as in contemporary buildings. The arrival areas of the house are characterised by large‐scale, monumental mass walls featuring dark local stone cladding deeply scored by hand, in keeping with the scale and character of the house. Organic weathering imparts a sense of natural patina and materiality.Save this picture!© Adam LetchIn the main living areas, the distinctive vernacular timber pavilions typical of Balinese architecture have been reinterpreted using glass curtain walling, and the local lightweight timber roofs have been re‐envisioned as a floating concrete roof form, beautifully crafted with board‐marked concrete. This subtly playful refence to the timberwork prevalent in the local architecture has once again been elevated in keeping with the scale of the project. The eye‐catching slope of the roof is a climatically appropriate response to the east west‐orientation of the house, inviting in the morning light and opening up ocean views to the east, while providing shelter from the harsh afternoon light from the west.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThroughout the house, the texture of the concrete and natural finishes such as local stone have been overlaid with distinctive timberwork. Vertical screens, joinery and decorative metalwork, such as the faceted bronzed aluminium behind the bar and in the cigar lounge, enrich the raw materiality with thoughtful details. Honed and unfilled travertine floors provide a luxurious finish underfoot while the continuity of the finishes imparts a sense of calmness and cohesion. High‐quality imported European furnishings and finishes introduce a sense of understated luxury with a contemporary take on pared‐back mid‐century design.Save this picture!© Adam LetchProject gallerySee allShow lessSea Front Villa / ARQ TAILOR’S Architecture & InteriorsSelected ProjectsLangfang Silk Road International Cultural Exchange Center / WAY StudioSelected Projects Share Projects H+H Architecturelast_img read more

Morrisons raises £5 million for Save the Children

first_imgMorrisons raises £5 million for Save the Children 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. Supermarket Morrisons has now raised £5 million for Save the Children since 2011. This is Morrisons’ most successful charity partnership, and makes it the biggest funder of the charity’s UK work.This money funds the charity’s Families and Schools Together (FAST) programme. FAST brings families, schools and communities together to build stronger bonds and make sure that children get the support they need to do well at school.The company now plans to extend the partnership. This year it will help Save the Children to reach disadvantaged children across the UK by funding the charity’s Eat Sleep Learn Play! programme. Advertisement  56 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 April 2013 | News Morrisons staff and customers have raised funds in many different ways, from bake sales and fitness challenges, to bucket collections and product donations.One of the most successful initiatives was the support shown for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on 14 December 2012. All 132,000 Morrisons employees were encouraged to support this campaign and over £100,000 was raised.The partnership has also raised funds for Save the Children’s Emergency Appeals, including appeals for the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, the food crises in East and West Africa, and most recently the Syria Crisis Appeal.Photo: Children from FAST say thank you to Morrisons – photo: Louis Leeson/Save the Childrenlast_img read more

Eastern N.C. union organizing blitz for workers’ rights

first_imgFrom June 9 to 14, over 40 union activists from United Electrical Workers (UE) and Unifor Canada gathered in rural eastern North Carolina for an organizing blitz. The workers targeted 10 workplaces for reaching out to non-union workers about joining the union. This was part of a North Carolina Public Service Workers Union, UE Local 150, campaign to build a statewide movement of city workers to fight for a Municipal Workers Bill of Rights.  The blitz was centered in Wilson, but also targeted city workers in Goldsboro and Rocky Mount, and reached out deeper where the union already has chapters, including to city workers in Raleigh, four state-operated mental health facilities and two auto parts plants.City workers in Rocky Mount, N.C., participate in the UE organizing blitz for the Municipal Workers Bill of Rights.This was part of the North American Solidarity Project between UE and our close ally in Canada, Unifor. Three Unifor members came to participate in the blitz and learn about the struggles of Southern workers and the social-movement union approach of Local 150. Throughout the week, participants circulated over 1,800 fliers to non-union workers and collected over 300 names of workers interested in joining the union; 134 workers attended union-interest meetings. “This blitz was really excellent at bringing more attention to eastern N.C. for our Municipal Workers Bill of Rights campaign,” stated Bryce Carter, president of UE150 and a street maintenance worker in Greensboro. “By bringing our union message to these three new cities, we can now really say that we have a statewide movement! This is a big advance in building workers’ power.”In surveying the workers, we discovered that without a union many of the municipal workers suffered from dangerous working conditions, including no required breaks during excessive summer heat. After the tragic heat-related death of a solid waste laborer, Anthony Milledge, in Charlotte in the summer of 2017, Local 150 fought for and won mandatory hourly breaks when the heat index is over 90 degrees in Greensboro, Durham and Raleigh. This is all part of the statewide Municipal Workers Bill of Rights campaign to establish basic guaranteed standards for all city workers in the state and Southern region. Workers also identified low wages, unaffordable health insurance, workplace racism and unfair management as some of the top issues to organize around in the future. City workers in Rocky Mount have to pay $200 every two weeks in health insurance premiums. Additionally, many have utility bills around $400 every month. Paying these bills is impossible to sustain on their wages of about $11 or $12 an hour.   Many of the eastern North Carolina cities, such as Wilson and Rocky Mount, set up their own publicly owned municipal power systems, generating power locally for residents. Nineteen of these cities formed an alliance to share power among themselves, and all contributed to building five power plants at the cost of $3.5 billion. However, in 2015 these cities sold the power plants to privately owned Duke Energy for only $1.5 billion, letting the difference in the bill fall on local residents who now collectively pay over $10 million a year in interest!  Public workers in North Carolina are banned from collectively bargaining a union contract. Local 150 is a direct-join, direct-action union where workers can sign up as members and not have to wait for an onerous labor board election.  This new style of unionism is picking up across the South and throughout the country. As part of the outreach, blitzers talked to workers about their health care costs and invited workers to attend a Town Hall forum in Wilson to support Medicare for All.  The June 13 event was attended by many workers and community supporters, including State Reps. Jean Farmer-Butterfield and Raymond Smith. Workers spoke out about their struggles with health care costs. To give workers a vision about what we are fighting for, Unifor members described Canada’s single-payer health care system. “It was powerful to see the strength in numbers,” stated Jess Sims, blitz participant and UE Local 123 Young Activist from Staunton, Va. “If you stand alone you will fail. But everyone coming together for a common cause can make real changes.”Southern Workers Assembly launches Southern Workers Medicare for All campaignDirectly after the organizing blitz, over the weekend of June 15-16, Southern workers from the UE, National Nurses United and International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1422 attended a Workers School and met to launch the Southern Workers Medicare for All campaign. Leading up to the 2020 elections, the Southern Workers Assembly (SWA) is encouraging all workers’ organizations to raise up the demand for affordable health care, specifically for passage of bills in the U.S. Congress for expanded and improved Medicare for All (HR 1384/S 1129). Many presidential candidates are divided about different plans for fixing the broken U.S. health care system. By having a clearly defined, unifying demand, we can advance our struggles during this electoral period, regardless of who wins the election. The SWA believes that by building a workers-led Southern movement for Medicare for All it can draw non-union workers into our movement and build union-workplace organization across the South.  A major part of this campaign is doing workplace-based worker education. Given that most workers still primarily receive health insurance through their employer,  outreach to non-union workplaces will include educational leaflets about the campaign. Improved Medicare for All would reduce workers’ reliance on employers by providing full access to quality health care whether you are employed or not. It would also take health care, which unions are now forced to spend a great deal of time and resources on, off the bargaining table. Instead, this energy could be spent bargaining for better wages, paid time off, safety protocols and more. The SWA hopes to organize citywide committees, led by workplace organizations, to do broad workplace and community outreach, eventually hosting town hall meetings with the aim of passing city and county council resolutions across the South. Already at least three cities — St. Petersburg, Fla.; Durham, N.C.; and Carrboro, N.C. —  have passed resolutions supporting Medicare for All.  To find out more about city council resolutions, visit Nurses United drafted a sample resolution, excerpted below from a union leaflet:WHEREAS, the United States spends nearly twice as much per capita on health care as all other comparable countries and yet ranks only 35th in the world by global health standards, including on such critical barometers as average life expectancy, infant mortality, maternal mortality, and death from preventable diseases; andWHEREAS, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted important improvements, primarily through the expansion of Medicaid in states that have agreed to do so, and limits on some insurance industry abuses, that reform left tens of millions with a continuing crisis in access, cost, and quality of care; andWHEREAS, the uninsured rate for U.S. adults has risen for four straight years up to nearly 30 million, even after implementation of the ACA, with the greatest increase among women, young adults, and lower-income people; andWHEREAS, tens of millions more who pay for insurance remain underinsured due to the still largely unregulated high cost of medical care that has led to  one-third of all GoFundMe accounts being established to pay for exorbitant medical bills; andWHEREAS, more than 40 percent of all U.S. adults under the age of 65 forego needed medical care, 30 percent fail to fill a prescription or take less than the recommended dose, and a third said they had to choose in the past year between paying for food, heating, housing, or health care; andWHEREAS, the inability to pay medical bills continues to be a leading cause of personal bankruptcy, and people who need medical care should never face bankruptcy as a result of needing care;THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that [city or county] affirms that health care is a human right that should be guaranteed to all U.S. residents; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that [city or county] endorses H.R. 1384 and S. 1129, the Medicare for All Act that will expand health coverage and health security, eliminate health disparities, and lower health care costs for all of our community residents; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that [city or county] will notify all congressional representatives [in our city, county, state] of this endorsement, and urge them to cosponsor H.R. 1384 and S. 1129; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that [city or county] encourages all of our residents to contact their member of Congress and other elected representatives to encourage them to cosponsor H.R. 1384 and S. 1129.To join this campaign, email Southern Workers Assembly at [email protected] is a field organizer with the United Electrical Workers (UE) based in North Carolina and serves on the steering committees of the Southern Workers Assembly and the Durham Workers Assembly.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Dr. Mike Slattery: The man behind TCU’s Rhino Initiative

first_imgFacebook Laura Belpedio Rising trend of local distilleries coincides with popularity of TCU’s Science and History of Whiskey Course Twitter ReddIt Laura Belpedio TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TAGSchart – interactivephoto slideshow Linkedin TCU hosts first ever Arbor Day Laura Belpedio Dr. Mike Slattery posed with a black rhino darted for DNA sampling and ID tagging. (Photo courtesy of Mike Slattery) Previous articleFW Academy of Fine Arts performing ‘There’s no Business Like SNOW Business’Next articleSuccess in athletics attracts students to university Laura Belpedio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laura Belpedio Laura Belpedio Facebook printThere are people who talk about protecting and sustaining a healthy environment, and then there are people like Dr. Mike Slattery — individuals who devote their life to improving the environment.One important aspect of Slattery’s work has been the sustainability of a certain species.Slattery, who is the Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies at TCU and a professor in the School of Geology, Energy and the Environment, launched an initiative in April of 2014 that would help change the lives of one specific animal: the rhinoceros.The TCU Rhino Initiative grew out of a grant TCU gave to Slattery in order to have South African wildlife veterinarian Dr. William Fowlds speak at TCU. The initiative became what it is today due to the work of these two men and eventually many others.The initiative, which was launched to aid in saving the rhino and ensuring its long-term survival, is just one of the many started to help save rhinos.Rhinos are poached at a rate of 3 a day and have gone from a population of 500,000 in the 20th century to a bleak 29,000 today, according to the TCU Rhino Initiative website.The decline in the rhino population can be attributed largely to illegal poaching in South Africa and the illegal trade of the rhino horn in Vietnam, Slattery said.Slattery decided to use his position at TCU to get involved with the issue.In the fall of 2013, Slattery was given the opportunity to submit a proposal, which would bring Dr. Fowlds to TCU through the Discovering Global Citizenship’s Global Innovators program. This program is designed to allow faculty to bring people doing groundbreaking work in their field to TCU’s campus. The focus of that year happened to be South Africa. Slattery, a South African native,  immediately jumped on the opportunity to submit a proposal for the $25,000 grant.“I wanted someone that wouldn’t just give a great lecture and disappear, but someone who would tell the students, faculty and staff how we could support their work on the ground and in their particular home country,” Slattery said.Upon receiving the grant, Slattery  contacted Dr. Fowlds asking if he would be interested in speaking at TCU.“I wanted to find a way to give back to South Africa, but also get students into the field,” Slattery said. “So I contacted Dr. Fowlds and it took him all of about five seconds to decide he’d like to speak at TCU.”Rhino poaching, which has always been an issue, has recently started to escalate in the past decade. The rate of poaching has exceeded the rate of natural reproduction, which has contributed to the declining population of rhinos, Slattery said.“We’re losing an iconic species,” Slattery said. “We must ask ourselves, how do we protect the species?”Slattery said wrapping protection around the rhinos is first priority. This includes anti-poaching units, dog patrols, 24/7 human protection, dehorning the animals and building game reserves.“There’s a lot of people around the world that are scrambling to try and figure out how to protect the species,” Slattery said. “They’re figuring out how to stop the poaching, how to reduce the demand and how to move this needle back towards a much more sustainable growth population of the species.”In the summer of 2015, TCU students were given the opportunity to go to South Africa as part of the South African Biodiversity and Human Development program. As a part of this study abroad program, students get to experience first-hand wildlife conservation in the Amakhala Game Reserve and are introduced to personal experience with rhino management. This includes rhino dehorning, relocation and anti-poaching, as well as learning how they can be a part of the global effort to stop the rhino-poaching crisis.The abroad program, led by Slattery, has been one of the leading aspects of the initiative.Reflecting on the 2016 abroad trip, Slattery said the whole process of dehorning the rhinos was emotionally intense.Dehorning is one of the strategies many people use that aids in discouraging poachers. Dehorning entails taking a rhino’s horn in a humane way so that a poacher may be less likely to slaughter the animal, because there is no horn to take, Slattery said.“It’s a difficult, expensive and somewhat controversial process, “ Slattery said.During the trip the students were given the opportunity to help with the dehorning of five rhinos.“Although the vet is the only one that can cut the rhino horn, the students play a crucial and big role,” Slattery said. “They are there to administer antibiotics and injections. Take the rhinos temperature, keep track of its vital signs, and keep it hydrated, wetted and cool.”The abroad program, which Slattery hopes will continue every year, has increasingly gained popularity and seen significant increases in applications.Brandon Parrish, a senior environmental science major, got the opportunity to go on the 2016 abroad trip.“The whole trip changed my life,” Parrish said. “This issue is something that is bigger than ourselves and it was such a humbling eye-opening experience.”Along with the abroad program, students can do numerous things campus-wide and as individuals to get involved with the initiative. Students can help with the annual TCU Rhino Run, join the Vietnamese Student Association that educates others on the illegal trade of the rhino horn in Vietnam, and spread awareness through education and learning about our natural heritage.“If we are a university that is committed to the mission statement of ethical and responsible leadership in the global community, and if we are committed to the tagline that TCU is a university that’s focused on learning to change the world, then we have to think outside of our protected environment,” Slattery said. “We are very much at an amazing place but we have to look outside our campus and if we are truly serious about having students graduate that have a global perspective then we must get involved in issues such as this.”Slattery’s future plans for the initiative include taking a group of university administrators and passionate individuals in the community to South Africa in June. This would hopefully generate awareness and funding for his ultimate plan, which is to try and build a rhino protection facility in the current game reserve they visit. The facility would act as a coordination center for things like protection, surgery, rehabilitation and a place where students could go and do research.Slattery says the rhino issue isn’t improving yet, but there has been a slight leveling. He believes coordination among groups is improving and he hopes that TCU can be at least one tiny cog in the global response.“We really want to put a TCU stake in the ground in South Africa,” Slattery said. Rising trend of local distilleries coincides with popularity of TCU’s Science and History of Whiskey Course Twitter Vietnamese Student Association hosts “Born with Horn” event Create bar chartsInformation from tcurhinoinitiative.comThe Five Rhino SpeciesCreate your own infographics + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Laura is a senior journalism major and sociology minor from Kansas City, Missouri. She has a passion for entertainment and hot Cheetos. You can find her causing havoc in the convergence lab. Linkedinlast_img read more

Limerick’s best hailed at 2011 RAI awards

first_imgWhatsApp Print LIMERICK’S best eateries, chefs and restaurants have been acclaimed and announced at the 2011 Irish Restaurant Awards held in Cork this week. With over 6,000 nominations received for the overall prizes, the Limerick county winners were applauded at the gala event by over 300 if the industry’s finest and best. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Munster winners at the Irish Restaurant Awards 2011, sponsored by Santa Rita/Sunday Independent Life Magazine, were announced after nominations for the awards were made by readers of the Sunday Independent Life Magazine, members of the Restaurants Association of Ireland and by regional judging panels.The best of Limerick eateries were hailed at the awards ceremony hosted by Pat O’Leary and attended by 300 industry peers where they will now compete for the Provincial and All Ireland Titles which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the Burlington Hotel Dublin on Wednesday May 25. www.irishrestaurantawards.comPaul Cadden, president of the Restaurants Association of Ireland said;“Since their inception, the Irish Restaurant Awards have cast a spotlight on Ireland’s hottest restaurants and chefs.“They have become a byword for quality, class and achievement… The awards everyone wants to win. As a testament to their success, the entries have doubled since last year, with 6,000 nominations made for Ireland’s favourite Restaurants, Chefs, Gastro Pubs, Hotel Restaurants and Local Food Heroes throughout the Country. “We celebrate the award winning cuisines and the great restaurateurs and chefs who have brought international recognition and accolades to the Irish restaurant scene.“Tonight, everyone is a winner,” he added.The 2011 Limerick winners that will go forward to the provincial and national awards are:BEST CHEF – Tony Schwarz at the White SageBEST CASUAL DINING – LA CucinaBEST RESTAURANT – The River BistroBEST CUSTOMER SERVICE  – Mustard SeedBEST GASTRO PUB – AubarsBEST HOTEL RESTAURANT – Mustard Seed Facebook Advertisement Previous articleJury deliberates in Shane Geoghegan murder trialNext articleEurope’s biggest surf/music festival on way admincenter_img Linkedin Email Twitter NewsLocal NewsLimerick’s best hailed at 2011 RAI awardsBy admin – March 22, 2011 625 last_img read more

FG Director of Elections says McClafferty exit came as surprise

first_imgThe Director of Elections of Fine Gael in Donegal has spoken out in wake of Cllr Michael McClafferty leaving the party. Cllr McClafferty is the second Donegal County Councillor to leave Fine Gael since the local elections last year following Cllr Frank McBreartys exit over the summer.The Cllr stated that his departure is based on what he termed a legacy of broken promises by the party on a local level.Gerry McMunn, who is also a member of the National Executive spoke on today’s Nine Til Noon Show.He says the Cllrs decision came as a surprise to many:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – January 16, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows FG Director of Elections says McClafferty exit came as surprise AudioElections 2020Homepage BannerNews Twitter Previous articleEight people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleHarley says St Joseph’s announcement won’t benefit him politically News Highland Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Reception held for Miss, Little Miss Brundidge, Little Miss Troy

first_img Email the author Sponsored Content Print Article You Might Like Randall Barr sworn in as police chief MESSENGER PHOTO/COURTNEY PATTERSONPolice Chief Randall Barr, center, was pinned at the swearing-in ceremony by former police chiefs Jimmy Ennis, left,… read more Little Miss Brundidge Aubrie Lightner and Little Miss Troy Jaylyn Luker will compete for the title Little Miss National Peanut Festival title on at the Dothan Civic Center on Oct. 17.Other misses that will represent Pike County at the National Peanut Festival Pageant are Little Miss Pike County Kennedy Robertson, Little Miss Goshen Riley Rose, Miss Goshen Caylee Sanders and Miss Pike County Savannah Williamson. Little Miss Ariton Lexi Haddan will also compete in the pageant. Skip Published 2:00 am Friday, October 2, 2015 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Reception held for Miss, Little Miss Brundidge, Little Miss Troy By Jaine Treadwell Tickets for the pageants will be available at the door. All friends of these community ambassadors are encouraged to attend the pageants in a show of support.All the ambassadors will continue to represent their hometowns throughout the coming months. “All of the community ambassadors look forward to participating in the National Peanut Festival Pageant,” Shehane said. “It is a huge honor to get to go to ‘Peanut’ and a lot of fun. They get to meet other community ambassadors from peanut producing areas and be a part of the National Peanut Festival.”Carter Senn will represent her hometown at the National Peanut Festival Pageant on Friday and Saturday nights at the Dothan Civic Center.On Friday night all of the contestants will compete in all of the on-stage events. On Saturday night, the top ten will be presented and compete for the title of Miss National Peanut 2015. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLPictured, from left, Little Miss Troy Jaylyn Luker, Miss Brundidge Carter Senn and Little Miss Brundidge Aubrie Ligtner will be representing Troy and Brundidge at the 2015 National Peanut Festival Pageant in Dothan in October. The young queens were given a royal send-off at Pike Liberal Arts School Monday night.The young misses that will represent Brundidge and Troy at the 2015 National Peanut Festival Pageant in Dothan in October were given a royal send-off at Pike Liberal Arts School Monday night.The reception for Miss Brundidge Carter Senn, Little Miss Brundidge Aubrie Lightner and Little Miss Troy Jaylyn Luker was hosted by the Brundidge Business Association ad the Kappa Delta Sorority at Troy University.Dixie Shehane, BBA president, said the young misses will represent their hometowns at “Peanut.” By Blood Sugar Blaster Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more