Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgDangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileDangote Flour Mills Plc mills wheat and produces wheat products in Nigeria which includes bread flour, confectionary flour, pasta semolina and bran (wheat offal). Pasta products made by the company are spaghetti and macaroni. Dangote Flour Mills is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited which is one of Nigeria’s largest and fastest growing conglomerates. The company’s flour mills are located in Apapa, Kano, Calabar and Ilorin with a total installed capacity of 5 000 metric tons per day. Subsidiaries include Dangote Pasta Limited, Dangote Noodles Limited and Dangote Agro Sacks Limited. Formerly known as Tiger Branded Consumer Goods Plc, the company was incorporated in 2006 following a strategic decision by Dangote Industries Limited to unbundle various operations. Dangote Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgMTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMTN Nigeria Communications Limited provides cellular telecommunications services in Nigeria. It offers cellular network access and information and communications technologies (ICT) solutions. The company also provides Internet services, such as video calling, data services and Internet browsing, mobile Internet, and mobile wi-fi services. In addition, it offers international roaming services, including data roaming, in-flight roaming, and wi-fi roaming services. Further, the company provides voice short message service (SMS), fashion and lifestyle tips, mobile television (TV), bulk short message service (SMS), mobile newspaper, radio, back up, conference call, and missed call alert services MTN Nigeria Communications Limited is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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I’d invest like Nick Train to survive the stock market crash and retire early

first_img Harvey Jones | Saturday, 16th May, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’d invest like Nick Train to survive the stock market crash and retire early Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry, Diageo, Hargreaves Lansdown, RELX, and Sage Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The stock market crash has tested the most experienced investors, as star fund manager Nick Train acknowledges. Despite 39 years in the business, he says he has never seen anything like it. If you stick with it though, you can still get rich from investing and retire early.Train isn’t shunning markets right now. Quite the reverse. His investment trust Finsbury Growth & Income is fully invested. In his latest update, he shares some wise advice we have long advocated at the Fool.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Investing like Nick TrainHe writes that “being fully invested means the portfolio will participate in any eventual rally and recovery”. That is my thinking too, as history shows it is impossible to identify the bottom of a stock market crash. It is also difficult to invest after the market has turned, “because prices rally so quickly”, he adds.There is no point in holding back in the hope the stock market crash has further to run. You will never find the absolutely perfect time to buy shares, and shouldn’t try.Alongside fund manager Michael Lindsell, Nick Train’s approach is to identify “excellent companies” and hold them for the long term. They believe too many investors underestimate the value of what they call “survivability” in a company. Train defines it as the likelihood of being around in 10 years as a surprising number of companies won’t be, even in normal economic conditions.He likes companies with conservative balance sheets and lots of net cash, and picks out three asset management companies in his portfolio. FTSE 100 listed Hargreaves Lansdown and Schroders, and Rathbone Brothers from the FTSE 250. All three also benefit from regular, subscription-type revenues.As do several other holdings in Finsbury Growth & Income, including analytics and information provider RELX, and accounting software company Sage Group. These two can charge customers regular fees for services they need to stay in business.I’d buy these to survive the stock market crashTrain also likes to invest in “beloved or essential consumer brands”, including IRN-BRU maker AG Barr, spirits giant Diageo, premium mixer specialist Fevertree Drinks, and household goods giant Unilever. People like comfort treats in an economic downturn, so sales tend to hold up.Luxury label Burberry might seem an odd choice, as sales have been weak. Train highlights its net cash position, and reckons a burst of post-Covid-19 hedonism will see people rushing out to buy trench coats and other designer items to make themselves feel better.There is no surefire method in investing and Train says all these companies will face unexpected challenges and dividends are not guaranteed. AG Barr has suspended its payout, for example. Others will follow.However, history shows companies can recover from shocks surprisingly quickly. Stay invested and you will benefit. Just like Nick Train. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Can Italy end the Championship on a win?

first_imgROME, ITALY- FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Luke McLean and Martin Castrogiovanni of Italy celebrate victory after the Italy v Scotland RBS Six Nations match at the Stadio Flaminio on February 27, 2010 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Luke McLean and Martin Castrogiovanni of Italy celebrate their Six Nation win over Scotland in 2010SINCE joining the Six Nations in 2000, Italy have chalked up seven wins. Five of those have come against Scotland, so you can imagine the importance they attach to the final game of this championship.Those five wins include a 37-17 away rout of the Scots in 2007, but in the past 18 months Scotland have beaten South Africa and Australia, and won a series in Argentina.“Scotland are a proud country, with physical players, but they’re not afraid to be daring, sometimes even from deep in their own half,” says Italy captain Sergio Parisse. “They don’t have the superstars of the English or French teams, but they give 100% for the whole 80 minutes, and Sean Lamont sums up for me their very own spirit, always trying to go forward whenever he gets his hands on the ball. We must try to match their physicality and get the upper hand in the scrum, which is one of our strongest points.”“Murrayfield is a great place to play, a beautiful stadium with a lot of atmosphere and tradition, but we must believe in ourselves and just focus on our performance without worrying if it’s going to be a wooden spoon decider or not. Italy-Scotland has always been tight and this year will be no different.”Can Italy repeat their heroics of 2007? “That won’t happen again, not even if we play every week for 40 years,” laughs Parisse, who dropped a goal in the 2009 fixture. “Three tries in seven minutes and all from interceptions… That was a one-off. The story of Italy v Scotland games is very different, close matches with neither team giving much away. But under Andy Robinson Scotland are trying to play more rugby than before.” Italy have lost nine out of ten Tests since beating Scotland in 2010. But having run Ireland and Wales close, they know scalping the Scots again is within their compass.This article appeared in the April 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine. To find a newsagent which sells Rugby World in UK visit http://www.ipcmedia.com/availability/index.php?code=rugby For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.last_img read more

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House of Bishops leaving Taiwan with ‘hearts and minds expanded’

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 23, 2014 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 House of Bishops, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET House of Bishops Fall 2014 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Submit a Press Release 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 The House of Bishops and Spouses Choir rehearses prior to Eucharist Sept. 23 on the closing day of the house’s meeting in Taipei. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Taipei, Taiwan] Members of the House of Bishops are leaving their meeting here with an expanded view of ministry of the Episcopal and Anglican churches in Asia.“This meeting has offered abundant opportunities to expand our vision of what is possible as we engage God’s mission,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in a written statement released at the conclusion of the Sept. 17-23 meeting, the first gathering of the house in Asia.“We have built new relationships with our partners in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and with our brother and sisters in Taiwan,” she said. “We’ve discovered new readings of the old, old stories and new theological perspectives rooted in different parts of God’s creation. With hearts and minds expanded, we know ourselves part of a body larger and with deeper bonds than we imagined.”Jefferts Schori called the hospitality of the host Diocese of Taiwan “full measure, pressed down, and overflowing.”“May God continue to richly bless this part of The Episcopal Church,” she said.Shortly after the close of the Taipei meeting, Jefferts Schori released a statement saying she had decided not to stand for election to a second term as presiding bishop.Diocese of Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe, vice president of the House of Bishops, said in his statement that “all of us who have congregants from Asia have gained a deeper understanding of the context from which our brothers and sisters have come and a greater appreciation for the Christian witness along the Pacific Rim.”Wolfe also addressed the issue of the reason for traveling to Taiwan. “We traveled a very long way and at no small expense to come to Taiwan to reinforce a principal which is dear to us; that every diocese is an essential member of our family of faith and no diocese is too small or too far away,” he said.Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce, assistant secretary of the house, echoed that sentiment saying that “with the growing Asian community in the United States, especially on the West Coast including my home diocese of Los Angeles, having firsthand knowledge and witness of the context and content of ministry and mission, we are able to more directly address our mutual needs.”And Bishop Todd Ousley of Eastern Michigan, co-chair of the house’s planning committee, evoked Archbishop Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu’s description the day before of how the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (the Anglican Church in Japan) has pledged itself to work for peace and reconciliation, grounded in repentance.“I leave this meeting reminded that to be an apostle, one who is sent, and to invite others to be people sent to proclaim God’s message of peace and reconciliation, we must not rush headlong into action with programs and events,” Ousley said. “Rather, we must begin with self-examination and spiritual acts of repentance that ground our message and lend it integrity. Only then will our message of peace and reconciliation be received as the Good News that it indeed is.”The complete texts of the bishops’ four statements are here.Taiwan Bishop David Jung-Hsin Lai presides at the closing Eucharist Sept. 23 at the House of Bishops’ meeting in Taipei. The Rev. Stephanie Spellers and the Rev. Simon Bautisa Betances, chaplains to the bishops, assisted at Eucharist. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceAlso on the concluding dayDuring a business meeting on Sept. 23, the final day of the seven-day gathering, the bishops asked Jefferts Schori to consult with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby “and seek ways that the communion could be agents of peace” in the rapidly changing situation involving Islamic militancy and its threats to Christians and others. Jefferts Schori said that she would be talking to Welby in a few weeks and would pass along the house’s concern.Later in the business-meeting portion of the session, Diocese of Pennsylvania Bishop Provisional Clifton Daniel moved that the House of Bishops “express its thanks to our presiding bishop, for her witness, her life and her ministry as our presiding bishop and wish her Godspeed as her tenure in this position continues.”“Is there a discussion?” Jefferts Schori asked, to laughter. “This is awkward.”Vice President Wolfe stepped in to say: “All those in favor, signify by saying …” only to be interrupted by applause as the bishops rose to their feet.Before the business meeting, the house met town hall-style during which individual bishops updated their colleagues on ongoing issues in their lives and dioceses. Among the comments made were:Introducing himself as “the bishop of Ferguson,” Diocese of Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith told the house that the Aug. 9 racially charged fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the community upheaval in its aftermath had deep roots.“St. Louis city and county are a mess but we have been a long time getting to this place,” he said, explaining that when French Creole settlers came to what is now St. Louis 250 years ago they brought with them about 30 slaves.From that beginning, he said, “the dominant culture has been trying to rob African-Americans of their personhood and the dominant culture has prevailed, the dominant culture has won.”Smith reminded that Dred Scott, whom the U.S. Supreme Court said in 1857 was neither free nor a citizen, is buried three miles from Ferguson.“The means of robbing people of African descent, of their citizenship still exist and it is practiced very well in St. Louis city and county,” Smith said. “It’s called the criminal justice system now.”While there is a very high bar for that system to arrest and convict a white man such as himself of a felony offense, Smith said that bar is set very low for African-Americans in the St. Louis area. “And once that happens, you are no one,” Smith said. “The oppression continues.”He told the bishops that comments about Brown’s character, positive or negative, are not useful.“What’s important for people who look like me,” said Smith, “is to encounter the rage of the community in that aftermath and to be quiet. We have a great deal to learn from that rage – not the violence, but the rage. The rage is there; there’s a reason for that rage, 250 years’ worth.”Smith said he is proud of Episcopalians both lay and clergy in the diocese and beyond who respond to this “wound to our corporate life.”Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith reported that he has spoken often to Liberian Archbishop Jonathan Hart about the Ebola epidemic that is devastating his country.“The economy that was on a very slender thread to begin with has cratered because of this,” Beckwith said, noting that all schools are closed, including the diocese’s Cuttington University which has Liberia’s largest nursing school. A number of Cuttington graduates have died during the outbreak, he said. [ENS story here.]“The churches are open and they are offering worship with safety precautions they have not experienced before,” Beckwith said.During the country’s 20-year civil war people knew who the enemy was, Hart had told Beckwith. With Ebola, “the enemy” is not so obvious, Beckwith said, and “people are accusing folks in villages and towns of being carriers of the disease so social unrest is rampant.”The epidemic is “beyond what any individual diocese can do” in terms of material aid, Beckwith said.“The problem is so massive and our prayers are really what he is asking for most,” Beckwith concluded.Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin told the house that his country is still trying to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake.“Some efforts have been made but not enough to give the Haitian people a real hope,” he said. “Political fighting, lack of infrastructure of all kinds, problems of education, health care, communications, electricity, unemployment, et cetera.”“However, the Haitian people always believe in a better future and it is what gives them joy even though they are suffering,” he said.In terms of the diocese, “we have always said that the earthquake has not destroyed the church but our buildings. Our community of faith is there, love and determination are there,” Duracin said, adding that all the diocesan churches and institutions are operating “even though the challenges are still there.”With the help of the wider Episcopal Church, the diocese has built new churches and rebuilt others since the quake, especially outside of Port-au-Prince.Fundraising for the cathedral rebuilding effort is moving forward but more money is needed, the said.In response to a question from Rochester Bishop Prince Singh about budgeting for the next Lambeth Conference and speculation about when and if the gathering will be held, Jefferts Schori told the bishops that the conference will probably not happen in 2018, which would have fit the conference’s traditional 10-year cycle. No planning or fundraising has taken place for a 2018 meeting, she said.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby “has been very clear that he is not going to call a Lambeth [Conference] until he is reasonably certain that the vast majority of bishops would attend. It needs to be preceded by a primates meeting at which a vast majority of primates are present,” she said. “As he continues his visits around the communion to those primates it’s unlikely that he will call such a meeting at all until at least a year from now or probably 18 months from now. Therefore I think we are looking at 2019, more likely 2020, before a Lambeth Conference.”Whenever the next Lambeth Conference occurs “it will have a rather different format,” she predicted. For intstance, it is likely that spouses will not attend “simply because of scale issues and regional contextual issues. Bishops’ spouses fill very different roles in different parts of the communion and the feedback from the last one was that it did not serve the spouses particularly well,” Jefferts Schori explained.On Sept. 24, a number of bishops head to Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines or Korea to continue learning about the mission and ministry of the Anglican Church in those contexts.The meeting is taking place at the Grand Hotel in Taipei. Some bishops are blogging from the meeting about their visit to Taiwan, includingNewark Bishop Mark BeckwithLos Angeles Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine BruceNevada Bishop Dan EdwardsWestern Massachusetts Bishop Douglas FisherNorth Dakota Assisting Bishop Carol GallagherLexington Bishop Doug HahnRhode Island Bishop Nicholas KniselyBishop Suffragan for Armed Services & Federal Ministries Jay MagnessOlympia Bishop Greg RickelDelaware Bishop Wayne WrightOthers are tweeting during the meeting using #HOBFall14. Those tweets can be read here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Belleville, IL 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI House of Bishops leaving Taiwan with ‘hearts and minds expanded’ Seven-day meeting in Taipei shows ‘no diocese is too small or too far away’ Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

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OCCC supports struggling community donating produce from its Center-to-Table garden

first_img Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSCenter-to_tableCenterplateCOVID-19FamiliesGardenOrange County Convention CenterPandemicProduceSustainabilitySustainable SolutionsUrban Smart Farms Previous article5 Deadly Driving Habits Drivers Need to Break (Before It’s Too Late)Next articleThe power of emojis: How a or a in tweets engages more people Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here These efforts help to ensure that nutritious meals are accessible to families across Orange County during these trying timesFrom the Orange County NewsroomThe Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), in partnership with Centerplate and Urban Smart Farms, continues to support the region through the donation of fresh herbs and produce from the OCCC’s Center-to-Table Gardens. These efforts help to ensure that nutritious meals are accessible to families across Orange County during these trying times.To date, the OCCC has supported the donation of more than 37,734 plants — approximately 9,100 lbs. — to local organizations such as Giving Hope Again, the Orlando Forum Dinner Show, United Against Poverty, Coalition for the Homeless, Orange County Great Oaks Village, Embrace Families, Libby’s Legacy, and 4Rivers’ Feed the Need initiative.Feeding thousands across the region, the donated produce is grown and harvested from the OCCC’s Center-to-Table Gardens. With a total of 81 towers and 44 growing spots, these vertical gardens produce hundreds of fresh, non-GMO plants on a weekly basis.Designed to support the Center’s mission for sustainability, the OCCC’s Center-to-Table Gardens offer a unique sustainable dining solution for guests and attendees. With the entire growing process taking approximately 4 to 6 weeks, the Center’s onsite farm manager, Diego Dutra from Urban Smart Farms, is responsible for seeding, transplanting, and harvesting the plants, as well as the maintenance, care, and cleaning of the towers.Working in close collaboration with the Centerplate Culinary Team, Diego determines the type and quantity of produce to grow. Regularly harvesting anywhere from 750 to 1,200 plants per week, the Center-to-Table gardens play a pivotal role in meeting the Center’s high sustainability standards.However, with the decline in event activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the OCCC, Centerplate, and Urban Smart Farm employees have continued to dedicate their time to harvesting and distributing these essential resources to the local community.“Although the world around us appears to have come to a standstill, our gardens continue to grow and produce hundreds of healthy, nutritious plants per week,” said Centerplate’s Sustainability Director, Molly Crouch. “Growing into a living symbol of resilience, strength, and compassion for our community, our gardens are helping us make vital contributions to the community, allowing us to stay grounded in what matters most.”The OCCC and service partners will continue to make weekly donations to local organizations for as long as necessary, to turn these challenging circumstances into an opportunity to serve those in need. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 L-R: Onsite farm manager and owner of Urban Smart Farms, Diego Dutra, with Centerplate Sustainability Director, Molly Crouch.  Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Daqing Left Bank City / A-ASTERISK

first_imgArchDaily Daqing Left Bank City / A-ASTERISK Mixed Use Architecture Save this picture!© Misae Hiromatsu+ 19 Share Construction Drawing:Dong Changzheng, Chang Yuting, Zhang Shaohua, Lin Ping, Jiao Youfen, Wang HuijieLandscape Design:Kanemitsu HiroshiSignage Design:Maeda YutakaLighting Design:Bonbori lighting architect and associatesArchitects In Charge:Nakamura Nobuhiro, Qin Yi, Shigeno Yuji, Wang Wenping, He ZengcaiCity:DaqingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Misae HiromatsuText description provided by the architects. The project is located in Saertu District of Daqing City, with the north of the district facing the government buildings and to its west flows the Liming River. The total site area is about 170,000 square meters. The design assignment includes semi-detached house, 6 floor residence, high-rise residence and commercial communities, kindergartens, gymnasiums, underground garage space and ancillary equipment.Save this picture!© Misae HiromatsuOur design philosophy is to create the beauty of rationality.According to the climatic conditions of cold regions, we not only endeavor to meet the needs of the functions and comforts of residential units, but also consider the maximization of landscape value, lighting effects, and energy savings, to create a beauty based on the deliberation of these rational factors.Save this picture!Site PlanThe overall layout. The semi-detached villas are arranged in a southeastern part of the land plot, 6 floor residence in the middle, high-rises on the northwest corner. From southeast to northwest, the buildings are arranged from low to high, so that as many residents can enjoy the open waterfront landscape of Liming River as possible. 6 floor residence and high-rise apartments all face due south, and the southern facade are installed with large area of glass, so maximum sunlight is guaranteed.Save this picture!© Misae HiromatsuThe disadvantage in the north-south layout for the buildings is that unfavorable gusts of strong east-west cold winds will take away indoor heat from the glass surface of the building’s exterior walls.Save this picture!© Misae HiromatsuAccordingly, we have designed the facade with as many vertical cylindrical elements as possible, protruding the glass surface for 550mm, to weaken the strong east-west cold winds’ contacts with the exterior walls and glass, and the uneven outer wall with convex protrusions can also reduce the intensity of the cold wind to further the energy saving effect in winter. Meanwhile, the cylindrical element and the exterior walls have adopted the red color of the Forbidden City and an elegant white color respectively, making a strong eye-catching visual impact. Three hues of red have given the building complex with fun and vitality, forming a unique new urban landscape in Daqing.Save this picture!© Misae HiromatsuAs Daqing Saertu District Government is located on the north side of the plot of land, we designed an entrance with a setback distance as wide as 80 meters, leaving enough area a plaza, a buffer against government buildings and a user-friendly space to public.Save this picture!© Misae HiromatsuIn the southern entrance of the complex, a 250 meter-long internal road has been designed and both sides of the road have been covered with slopes, and low walls of plants. The road forks off to multi-storey and villa sections separately, with the villas being completely hidden behind slopes or low walls of plants, creating the privacy of the internal landscape of the villa section.Project gallerySee allShow lessHopetoun Residence / B.E ArchitectureSelected ProjectsC-Q Project / JSªSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Daqing, Heilongjiang, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538991/daqing-left-bank-city-a-asterisk Clipboard Photographs Year:  A-ASTERISK Year:  Daqing Left Bank City / A-ASTERISKSave this projectSaveDaqing Left Bank City / A-ASTERISK 2014 Photographs:  Misae HIROMATSUcenter_img CopyAbout this officeA-ASTERISKOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingDaqingHousingResidentialMixed UseChinaPublished on August 23, 2014Cite: “Daqing Left Bank City / A-ASTERISK” 23 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Signalong wins free app build competition

first_img Tagged with: app donated services Technology Signalong has beaten over 65 other entries to win a free app build by Studio Graphene.Signalong’s new app assists those with hearing, speech, language and communication needs through the use of AI and Google Vision technology. With access to Signalong’s sign language database, the app allows users to take photos of everyday objects on their smartphone, with its recognition technology then informing the user of the correct sign to use. The app can be used for the hearing impaired and their carers, as well as those with communication difficulties. The UK-based charity Signalong won Studio Graphene’s Build My App competition, out of more than 65 entries from organisations, charities and individuals proposing not-for-profit app ideas to help bring about positive social change. Studio Graphene selected Signalong because it felt its idea effectively fulfilled two key criteria – an idea for the public good that was also technically viable. The app was built over three days at TechXLR8 2018 in London. Working with Signalong, Studio Graphene assigned a project manager, developer and designer to the project. Ritam Gandhi, Founder and Director of Studio Graphene, said: “We were taken aback by the high quality of entrants we received for this initiative. There were some really creative not for profit ideas, and we were impressed by Signalong both in terms of its proposal but also in the way that existing technology could be used to really enhance the charity’s services – the team is delighted to have created this mobile solution that will help a huge number of people with communication difficulties. Based on the positive response we received to this initiative, Studio Graphene will be looking to launch similar projects over the coming months.”  209 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Signalong wins free app build competition Melanie May | 21 June 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  210 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13last_img read more

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What’s happening in Ecuador?

first_imgWW photo: John Catalinotto Lucy Pagoada, Honduras USA Resistencia.WW photo: Alex Majunder Representative from the Mexican protest movement Yo Soy 132.WW photo: Alex Majunder Above left, Manuel Ospina from the Association of InjuredWorkers and ex-Workers of General Motors Colombia(Astrecol).WW photo: Alex Majunder New York — Latin American immigrants and other activists attended a meeting at the Solidarity Center in New York City on the revolutionary process unfolding in Ecuador. The International Action Center’s Latin America-Caribbean Solidarity Committee hosted the Oct. 13 bilingual meeting.Members of the Alianza PAIS (Patria Altiva I Soberana; Proud and Sovereign Nation Alliance) de Ecuador used power-point projections and videos to support their talks. They explained the history of the struggle in Ecuador, recent advances and plans for the future. President Rafael Correa founded the Alianza PAIS in 2006; its stated goal is to transform Ecuador so it represents “socialism of the 21st century” and is in harmony with nature and protective of this Amazonian country’s unique biodiversity.In the spirit of Latin American solidarity, the meeting was chaired by a member of Honduras USA Resistencia, and an update on the recent reelection of Pres. Hugo Chavez was given by a member of the New York Bolivarian Circle “Alberto Lovera.” The photo shows the speakers and part of the audience.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Marion County’s Marissa Mikel Wins Discussion Meet Competition at INFB State…

first_img Marion County’s Marissa Mikel Wins Discussion Meet Competition at INFB State Convention By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 19, 2018 SHARE SHARE Marissa Mikel is the winner of the 2018 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Discussion Meet. The competition, which was held Dec. 7 and 8 in Fort Wayne as a part of the INFB state convention, is one of the three major awards presented to Farm Bureau members age 35 and younger. During the competition, contestants participate in a group discussion that simulates a committee meeting.Mikel and the other finalists and participants discussed common dilemmas and potential problems facing farmers in America, such as:How can Farm Bureau best protect farmers’ and ranchers’ access to production technology options?As the voice of agriculture, how can Farm Bureau be more inclusive of all agriculture and production practices?How can the industry attract the best and brightest minds from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into agricultural careers?How can farmers implement market trends and develop responsive business plans to generate value-added ventures and farm profits?How do we create membership value and broaden the base of supporters in the Farm Bureau family?Mikel will now advance to the national Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet, which will be held during the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention, Jan. 11-16 in New Orleans. Mikel is currently employed as a legislative assistant for the Indiana House of Representatives. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.As winner of the INFB Discussion Meet, Mikel received a $4,000 cash prize from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance and expenses paid to the national convention in New Orleans.The three runners-up were Kent Burton, Fulton County; Mason Gordon, Rush County; and Amanda Mosiman, Warrick County. The runners-up each received a $1,000 cash prize from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.Also announced at this year’s state convention was the 2019 INFB State Young Farmer Committee. The 2019 committee, by district, is as follows.District 1: Jake and Jill Smoker, LaPorte County.District 2: Scott and Jenna Burton, Kosciusko County.District 3: Ryan and Marie Hilton, Jasper County.District 4: Daniel and Leslie Stauffer, Wabash County.District 5: Nick and Beth Tharp, Putnam County.District 6: Courtney Rude, Marion County.District 7: Justin and Alli McKain, Sullivan County.District 8: Matthew and Michelle Tobias, Shelby County.District 9: John and Abby Michel, Gibson County.District 10: Deidra Gottbrath, Washington County.Source: Indiana Farm Bureau Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Marion County’s Marissa Mikel Wins Discussion Meet Competition at INFB State Convention Previous articleLivestock Antibiotic Use Down 33 PercentNext articleThe Dollars and Cents of Soil Health Efforts Discussed on HAT Soil Health Podcast Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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