Kenya Airways Limited ( HY2011 Presentation

first_imgKenya Airways Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2011 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (  2011 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgTanzania Cigarette Company Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC) is a tobacco company in Tanzania which manufactures, distributes and markets cigarettes under the following brands; Camel, Winston, LD, Embassy, Portsman, Sweet Menthol Safari Club and Crescent & Star. The company also exports cigarettes to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Zambia. TCC is the only cigarette producer in Tanzania and has a 90% share of the domestic market. It was founded in 1961 as East African Tobacco; nationalised during the Ujamaa Movement in 1975 and later privatised when the government of Tanzania sold its controlling share. TCC is a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International Holding BV, which has a 75% stake in the company. Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Christchurch fund raiser organised in London

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Tickets range from £350-500 per ticket or £3000-4000 for a table of 10 and there are a limited number of tables available with rotating celebrity hosts. For more information on tickets, sponsorship packages, donation of auction items or the event itself please contact Melissa Gilmour on [email protected] or 08451 276676.Details on the event can be viewed at Zinzan Brooke said today, “this event is just one example of how the Kiwi expat community here in London is banding together to make sure all levels of support available reach the Christchurch community. We hope that this event can help towards the rebuild which is the important part of everyone’s focus now.”Sean Fitzpatrick said today, “I never thought I would be in a situation where we had to rally together for a major New Zealand city in this way and I remain in awe of what the people of Christchurch must be going through. We want to send a message to Christchurch that the international Kiwi community is still batting for them.”center_img New Zealand’s rugby and cricket greats are teaming together to assist in raising money for Christchurch, New Zealand and support the New Zealand Gala Fundraiser which features a special performance by Neil Finn of Crowded House.Zinzan Brooke, Jeremy Coney, Sean Fitzpatrick and Anton Oliver are banding together to host tables and bring in some auction items for the 5 July event, which will take place in the newly renovated Lancaster Ballroom at The Savoy Hotel on The Strand. With the help of donated money can’t buy auction items and experiences, organisers are hoping to raise in excess of £100,000.Three’s A Crowd Events ( is producing the gala fundraiser to send a message to the people of Christchurch that, even several months after the earthquake, the international community has not forgotten them and remains committed to offering support despite yet more major tremors affecting the city earlier today.last_img read more

Autumn International player analysis: Chris Robshaw, England

first_img Glories of war: Chris Rosbhaw holds the Cook Cup aloft at Twickenham Chris Robshaw’s brilliant breakdown performance in England’s 26-17 win over Australia should have finally silenced his remaining doubters. We pick out the highlights of his display. The most effective proponents of the ‘jackal’ – the art of crouching over the ball and forcing the player on the floor to be penalised for holding on – generate a collective anxiety among the opposition.Rivals always have Hooper, Richie McCaw and Peter O’Mahony in the back of their minds on attack. Austin Healey has admitted that one England squad member wore a ‘Brian O’Driscoll bib’ for the training week leading up to Ireland matches and spent rucking drills purposely misbehaving.Here, the knock-on effect of Robshaw’s excellent first-half is evident as Sam Carter clears him out from the side illegally. Before that though, we see the England captain’s innate desire and work ethic as he leads the line:Andy Farrell is less fussed about dog legs and spacing than he is about putting pressure on carriers – he calls his defensive system a ‘messy’ one and it is focussed on disruption.Sean McMahon actually steps past Robshaw, but Wood makes a superb chop tackle. Robshaw wheels around to threaten the ruck and Carter, clearly fretting about the prospect of another turnover, rushes into an unlawful clear-out:England 13-3 Australia, 54 minutes: Rescue actInto the second half now and the midst of Australia’s strongest period. Here, they probe the wide channel and the Wood-Robshaw combination strikes with a tackle-turnover once more. However, most impressive is what happens a phase earlier.Breakdowns are about decision-making as much as anything else – not hitting the beach at every ruck but picking your moments. Watch Ben Alexander’s carry again. Robshaw thinks about committing, but bails out and evades McMahon’s clear-out so he can stay on his feet:It is a selfless option that pays dividends seconds later.England 20-10 Australia, 58 minutes: Reception committeeTackle counts are a big part of what makes Robshaw a special player. Put simply, his engine is astounding. On Saturday he felled 14 runners, but this one is about quality rather than quantity.Will Skelton, a 140-kilogram lock has just come on. Australia look to get him into the game right away but Robshaw leads by example and cuts off the Waratahs behemoth behind the gain-line. Skelton scored a few phases later, but the sentiment remains admirable.England 23-17 Australia, 68 minutes: Still spoilingIsrael Folau and Hooper outstrip Robshaw comfortably in pursuit of Owen Farrell’s hack through. Even so, this clip epitomises industriousness, especially given everything that had gone on before.England 23-17 Australia, 74 minutes: Suffocating Australia This autumn, Graham Rowntree’s pack has reinforced its class. In fact, England probably possess the best tight-five options in the world right now. The lineout maul is definitely on a par with South Africa’s for consistent destruction.This one rumbled over the Wallaby 10-metre line and England then won the match-clinching penalty out wide. You can probably guess who spearheaded the charge:Maggie Alphonsi, another England openside, lives by the motto “be so good they can’t ignore you.” Since being left out of the 2011 World Cup party by Martin Johnson, Robshaw has embodied that. The development he has undergone over his 32 caps thus far has been pretty amazing to watch. This weekend was his most influential Test as a breakdown scavenger, something he has worked hard at improving on.Regardless of the considerable talents of contenders Steffon Armitage, Will Fraser and Matt Kvesic – plus the fact that England’s skipper could play at six as well– it is lunacy to slap the lazy ‘not a proper seven’ label on Robshaw. Hopefully those calls finally dry up with this fantastic performance.center_img A trivia question to start, so no cheating if you do not know the answer. Here you go: who said this about whom last week?“He’s an absolute pest. Last year he had a really good performance against us around the ruck and made it a really tough night for us.”There is not much point in building suspense. This was Australia skipper Michael Hooper, arguably the best pilfering openside on the planet, speaking about Chris Robshaw, a figure many still do not rate as a ‘proper seven’ – whatever that vague, fluffy phrase even means.And the outstanding Wallaby should know. While he has caused total havoc consistently throughout his young but brilliant Test career, two of his least effective games have come against England. Twelve months ago, Hooper was crowded into anonymity as the hosts triumphed 20-13 at Twickenham. Robshaw won the official man-of-the-match gong.On Saturday, he latched on for an early penalty and charged around athletically. However, he was comprehensively outdone by the England back row. Tom Wood was relentless, Ben Morgan barged to a brace of tries and Robshaw seemed utterly inspired when the ball was on the ground. Here is a run-down of his awesome afternoon.England 0-0 Australia, 1 minute: Early set-backEven accounting for the fact that England survived on grisly scraps – just 34 per cent of possession over the 80 minutes – the fact that they only had 36 rucks is amazing. By comparison, Australia’s commitment to keeping ball in hand saw them get through 112.In any case, it is significant that Robshaw carries for this first turnover. Of course, that means he is not there to secure the ruck. Billy Twelvetrees does not identify the threat of Hooper and clears Rob Horne instead. By the time Dylan Hartley and David Wilson arrive, it is too late. Following this false start, England tightened up markedly at the breakdown with Robshaw driving the standards.England 0-3 Australia, 4 minutes: Linking attackField position meant England could show some early spark and they went through the phases nicely. Robshaw’s slip pass to Wood here is a trademark piece of skill. This is his bread and butter. He is so good at transferring the point of contact to unbalance defenders. Watch how the excellent Matt Toomua must adjust and an overlap is created momentarily:A punchy carry to challenge the fringes from the next ruck demonstrates Robshaw’s appetite for work in attack. England moved the ball left from here and won a penalty to level the scores. They spent long, long periods soaking up pressure from there, but their skipper stood firm.England 6-3 Australia, 25 minutes: Toomua turned overDuring the summer he spent at home while the 2013 Lions were touring, Robshaw sought out Australian forwards guru Laurie Fisher – the mentor of turnover pioneer and legendary Wallaby centurion George Smith – for tips on how best to improve his defensive breakdown skills.Here, the Harlequin stalks before Wilson makes the tackle. He then strikes and stays strong over the ball despite the dual challenge of Rob Simmons and James Slipper, who stack up to a combined weight of 232 kilograms. It is a copybook piece of work.England 6-3 Australia, 28 minutes: Rapid ruck-clear for Morgan’s tryThe roles of Wood and Morgan are easily more eye-catching here. Certainly, Wood’s slip pass is gorgeous and Morgan’s finish muscular. That said, the try comes about because of the speed of the breakdown following Barritt’s carry. Guess who helps secure the ball:As Morgan and Wood snake around the corner, Robshaw helps Anthony Watson secure possession and Ben Youngs can whip his pass away before the Australian line is set. It is a subtle but essential job – a hallmark of a fine openside flanker.England 13-3 Australia, 34 minutes: Phipps disruptedScrum-half Nick Phipps has personified the Wallabies’ admirable ambition this tour. Incredibly, he did not kick the ball once over five matches. His long, strong passing game is integral to the pacy, wide way Cheika wants to play. Here though, Robshaw is quick to fire through and forces the ball loose.It was nearly a try-scoring turnover too. Youngs hits a clever kick from the box and Watson and Brown win the chase, but neither can gather:England 13-3 Australia, 38 minutes: Another penalty earned LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Lote Tuqiri Spear tackle on Richie McCaw

first_imgFriday Sep 8, 2006 Lote Tuqiri Spear tackle on Richie McCaw Finally got hold of the spear tackle on Richie McCaw. Insane that Tuqiri wasn’t spotted doing it on the field. Also unbelievable that McCaw didn’t have any serious injury from it.Then again, he is one helluva tough guy.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill If You Do This (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Yan Lane / Justin Mallia

first_imgArchDaily Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Australia Photographs Apartments Yan Lane / Justin MalliaSave this projectSaveYan Lane / Justin Mallia Save this picture!© Emma Cross+ 20 Share Architects: Justin Mallia Area Area of this architecture project Mechanical & Electrical Consultant: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyApartments•Melbourne, Australia “COPY” Ducon Pty Ltd CopyAbout this officeJustin MalliaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMelbourneAustraliaPublished on March 25, 2017Cite: “Yan Lane / Justin Mallia” 24 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: Lysaght, Armourpanel, Custom Orb, Durabeam Photographs:  Emma Cross, Paul Cadenhead, Justin Mallia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Thomas Consulting Group Pty Ltd Projects Building Surveyor:BSGM Pty LtdHydraulic Consultant:David Fairbairn Consulting EngineerLand Surveyor:B&M Building Group P/LCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul CadenheadRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Yan Lane is a small new street located in an eclectic area of the inner city of Melbourne, Australia. Undertaken on a small budget, this scheme was conceived as an opportunity to use architectural understanding to drive a development project to meaningfully infill an otherwise ignored space and to achieve financial return. The project involved the subdivision of a narrow sliver of land with no street frontage and hidden between the rear face of shops to the south and the backyard fences and sheds of houses to the north. Yan Lane is primarily the creation of a new building incorporating two houses but reaches beyond the scope of the small site to include the extension of services infrastructure from the main road and the recreation of a right of way to form a new street. The project creates an activated, human place from what was previously disused and neglected.Save this picture!© Justin MalliaSave this picture!© Emma CrossIn response to diverse and complex surroundings the two houses are simply presented as a single building. In order to be accessible and occupiable, the form of the building contorts itself in response to the dimensionally tight parameters of the site through a stepped sectional profile. Each face of the building is assembled with different materials and performs differently to interact between its immediate external context and the internal spaces it encloses. A repetitive structural timber frame is exposed as a consistent organising principle throughout this assemblage. It conceptually stitches the facades together creating a cohesive whole.Save this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!Mid FloorSave this picture!Top FloorTowards the noise and clutter at the back of the adjoining shops, the south elevation presents itself in a simple unified manner through the repetition of the expressed timber columns set on a solid zincalume backing. The building can open up to engage with and enliven the laneway or it can close down to a seamless, simple façade. Towards the light, tree canopies and residential character to the north, the envelope is set back from the structural frame enabling it to be openable with wide sliding doors and becoming a deep occupiable space through a layering of extensive customised screens, terraces and planting. The facades are flexible allowing permeability to be mediated depending on the day, to suit the weather or the way the spaces are occupied.Save this picture!© Paul CadenheadThe building is energy efficient, carefully detailed and tactile.  It is a surprising encounter of light and tranquillity in an otherwise gritty urban setting.Save this picture!SectionProduct Description. The structural system of this building includes a repetitive rhythm of exposed portal frames formed with naturally weather resistant Australian Cypress “Durabeam” Glulam beams braced with exposed 15mm thick Blackbutt “Armourpanel” plywood flooring.  The repetitive frames give the building its unity and identity and are encountered throughout as a strong organising principle.  They enable flexibility freeing the infilling envelope from structural constraints to open up, enclose or filter to meet the difficult constraints of the context.  The simple but innovative use of exposed timber structure efficiently addresses multiple design objectives delivering a creative, cost efficient solution in a dense inner city context.Save this picture!© Emma CrossProject gallerySee allShow lessEPA Studio / Elphick Proome ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMushola Nurul Islam / Parisauli Arsitek StudioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Melbourne VIC, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Builder: 2010 Yan Lane / Justin Mallia Year: last_img read more

10 corporate charity partnerships for November 2014

first_img9. Disney Store and In Kind DirectDisney Store is working with In Kind Direct for its annual ‘Share the Magic’ charity campaign.The ‘Share the Magic’ campaign invites families to post their own Letter to Santa at Disney Stores across the country and online. For every letter that is posted, one soft toy is donated to a child through Disney Store’s chosen national charities, up to a total of 25,000 across the UK and rest of Europe.This is the sixth year that Disney Store has run the campaign. This year’s campaign, which runs throughout November, is expected to generate the 100,000th soft toy donated to charity.In Kind Direct will deliver the donated Disney soft toys to hundreds of local children’s charities across the UK.The launch event this week in London benefited Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity too, with 10% of all sales being donated to the charity in addition to the donation of soft toys being donated to In Kind Direct. 10. People’s Postcode Lottery and APOPOAn APOPO HeroRat detecting a landmin. Photo: Xavier RossiPlayers of People’s Postcode Lottery are now supporting APOPO, the Tanzanian charity that uses rats to sniff out landmines and tuberculosis. The charity will now receive £175,000 in funding.Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said:“The work carried out by APOPO’s mine-detection rats is truly innovative and I am delighted that the support from players will enable the detection of landmines in areas blighted by war. It is certainly apt that they are given their title of HeroRATs.”People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery. Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for charities and good causes local to them. It is an External Lottery Manager and manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different causes supporting a range of good causes. Howard Lake | 6 November 2014 | News 4. M&S and WWF UK[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″][/youtube] 3. Allen & Overy and Amref Health AfricaLegal firm Allen & Overy has chosen Amref Health Africa as its charity partner for the next two years. The charity was one of four shortlisted and voted on by 2,500 staff around the world.The firm donated £1 to the relevant charity for each vote cast. Marks and Spencer and WWF UK are celebrating three years of their M&S Forever Fish. WWF ambassador and British actress Miranda Richardson narrates this video that celebrates what’s been achieved and thanks the UK public for their support. Advertisement  144 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Here is our round-up of some of the latest corporate charity partnerships, including both new partnerships and results to date.1. ISS and British Heart FoundationISS staff celebrate raising £500,000 for British Heart FoundationISS Facility Services, one of the largest facilities management organisations in the UK, has beaten its fundraising target of £500,000 for the British Heart Foundation. The company has raised £523,000 since commencing its support of the BHF in January 2010, and is on track to hit £550,000 by the end of the year, marking the end of the five year partnership.ISS has also promoted the charity’s heart health information to empower staff to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle, through monthly heart health documents on their intranet, a heart health quiz, promoting No Smoking Day and offering the BHF’s Heart Matters membership service.center_img  143 total views,  5 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 10 corporate charity partnerships for November 2014 Tagged with: Celebrity charity of the year corporate Donated goods pro bono 5. The Courier and The ARCHIE FoundationThe Courier launches The Archie Foundation appeal for the Tayside Children’s HospitalThe Courier, a DC Thomson newspaper, is supporting The ARCHIE Foundation in its campaign to raise £2 million for the Tayside Children’s Hospital.Support began on 4 November with front page coverage of the launch of The ARCHIE Foundation’s Tayside Children’s Hospital Appeal. The newspaper covered the charity, details on its previous fundraising initiatives in the North of Scotland, and a number of case studies.It is committed to bringing its readers progress reports on the campaign and the new suite that it will help fund and equip.6. Clifford Chance and The Equality EffectInternational law firm Clifford Chance has chosen Canadian charity The Equality Effect as the fifth winner of its annual Access to Justice Award. The prize is  500 pro bono hours and a £50,000 donation.The charity uses human rights law to make girls’ and women’s rights real, particularly in relation to education and health and to fighting sexual violence. It plans to use the award to implement a landmark court ruling by the High Court of Kenya which ordered “prompt, effective, proper and professional investigations” into child rape cases.In 2013/14 lawyers and business services staff at Clifford Chance carried out over 56,000 hours of pro bono and community work, worth £18.1 million. The Clifford Chance Foundation co-ordinates the firm’s charitable giving, which focuses on firm-wide and locally-driven schemes that “widen access to justice, finance or education”. In 2014/15 the Foundation will give £1.2 million in donations, with offices also providing additional support for specific local initiatives including sponsorship and match-funding for individual fundraising efforts.7. Goldgenie and Tree of HopeGoldgenie is donating a 24ct gold iPhone to to be auctioned online to raise funds for the Hope for Harmonie campaign which is being run by the Tree of Hope children’s charity.11-month-old Harmonie Rose-Allen from Bath, Somerset, caught meningitis and was put on life-support. She will have to have both arms and legs amputated.Laban Roomes, CEO, Goldgenie Global, said:“We were very moved when we read about Harmonie’s situation in The Metro last week. Meningitis is such a cruel disease and it is an awful thing for such a young child to lose her limbs to it. To ensure a suitable living environment and the best prostheses possible, Harmonie has an expensive road ahead and we wanted to do something to help straight away. We hope that donating a 24ct. Gold iPhone 6 to an online auction will not onlyraise funds towards this worthy cause but also raise awareness about the Hope for Harmonie campaign.”The gold iPhone is currently being auctioned online and the money from the PayPal Giving auction will go towards prosthetic legs and specialist equipment for Harmonie-Rose. The winning bidder will also be allowed have a personal laser engraving on the back of the phone.8. Goalball UKFollowing cuts to Paralympic funding, Goalball UK are creating a new income stream by offering participation in the sport as a corporate event experience.Played blindfolded with only tactile markings on the floor and bells in the ball as guides, Goalball changes the sensory environment of players and challenges them to find new ways to communicate in a fast-paced sport.Jilly Holyrod of Sports England was one of the first people to take part in a Goalball corporate experience. She said:“I’ve experienced many times how sport has been used to develop the skills people need in business and our Goalball experience was a shining example of this. Whilst the session was safe and enjoyable, we were completely taken out of our comfort zone. We quickly had to work together to find ways to succeed.”Goalball UK hope their approach might also serve as a useful template for other small to medium-sized sports and activity based charitable organisations. 2. Stonegate Pub Company and Variety, the Children’s CharityActor Warwick Davis is inducted as Variety’s latest Celebrity Ambassador at the end of Britain’s Biggest Pub TourBritain’s Biggest Pub Tour has come to an end having raised £275,000. The initial target was £100,000, and with further fundraising activities still to take place in October, the company expected the final total to pass £300,000.’Britain’s Biggest Pub Tour’, ran from 18 May 2014 throughout the summer. The tour aimed to raise funds through a variety of events at Stonegate establishments. Armed with a giant ‘Pledge Passport’, the tour started at Yates in Hastings and teams from each pub on the 5,555 mile route delivered the passport from pub to pub, using quirky modes of transportation. From roller-skating to zip-wiring, barrel-rolling to helicopter riding, the challenge was to complete the tour in just 124 days.The tour culminated in a celebration party where Variety’s latest Celebrity Ambassador English actor and television presenter Warwick Davis was formally inducted into his new role at Britain’s Biggest Pub Tour’s by revealing the total money raised at the Slug and Lettuce at Tower Bridge, London.As part of the fundraising, 50p from the sale of a special Strawberry Pimm’s and a pint of a specially brewed real ale, The Crawler golden blonde ale, has been donated to the charity throughout the duration of the tour. 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.last_img read more

North American Pork Producers Unite With Common Message

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News North American Pork Producers Unite With Common Message North American Pork Producers Unite With Common Message SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 11, 2016 Facebook Twitter North American pork producer leaders meeting last week in Whistler, British Columbia, confirmed their industry’s common focus on producing nutritious, sustainable and affordable pork. Hosted by the Canadian Pork Council (CPC), the meeting was attended by representatives of the CPC, the National Pork Producers Council and the Mexican pork producer organization, Confederación de  Porcicultores  Mexicanos (CPM). “It was gratifying to see how pork producers from our three countries all recognize they have a fundamental role in maintaining the foundation of a healthy, safe, environmentally sustainable and affordable food supply,” said CPC Chair Rick Bergmann. “This foundation includes the adoption of new approaches and methods demonstrated by sound science to provide the best possible care and handling of our pigs, allow for environmentally sustainable use of our natural resources and achieve favorable results in the quality, safety, affordability, and availability of our pork products.” He noted that population estimates indicate agriculture needs to double production to meet the world’s needs in 2050.“Hog producers are very innovative, employing the best proven genetics, using research from animal nutritionists and adopting production technologies that, when combined, have achieved tremendous advances in our industry’s ability to produce high-quality food in a sustainable manner,” added NPPC President John Weber, referring to a 2012 Iowa study showing that, relative to a 1959 baseline, pig production has achieved a 35 percent decrease in its carbon footprint, a 41 percent reduction in water usage and a 78 percent drop in land needed to produce a pound of pork.In their discussions, the leaders recognized that, in addition to production efficiencies and environmental sustainability, pork producers share with the rest of society the expectation that pigs are raised in a manner that respects their animal welfare needs as well as society’s concerns that the industry uses antimicrobials prudently. “Pork producers are deeply committed to the humane and respectful treatment of all pigs in their care,” said CPM President Jose Luis Caram. “In addition to the sensibilities that farmers have toward their animals, producers look also to animal behavior scientists and veterinary practitioners for guidance on housing and nutrition, which is reflected in industry codes of conduct and recommended practices.”The pork producer leaders found that another commitment in common is the judicious use of animal health products and for farmers to play their part to preserve the continued effectiveness of antibiotics for humans and for animals. The industry continues to promote sound management, nutrition and good housing as the first line of defense to maintain and protect animal health, recognizing that animal health products should never be used as a replacement for good animal husbandry. They do believe, however, that producers and their veterinarians must retain the ability for the welfare of their animals to prevent disease and treat sick pigs with medications that are approved for veterinary use.“North Americans should feel confident that their pork farmers are capable stewards of their animals and deeply committed to meeting our customers’ and our fellow citizens’ needs and expectations,” concluded Bergmann, who farms in southeastern Manitoba.Pork is an important source of many essential nutrients, including high-quality protein, bioavailable iron and zinc, B vitamins and energy. Replacing some carbohydrate with protein foods, such as pork, may have clinical benefits such as reduced appetite and calorie intake, improved blood lipids and muscle mass maintenance. SHARE Previous articleGrowth in E85 and Mid-Level Ethanol Blends a Win for Consumers,Next articleCold and Wet Conditions Keep Indiana Planting on Hold Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Rising Interest Rates and Volatile Trade Discussed by Purdue Ag Economists…

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Rising Interest Rates and Volatile Trade Discussed by Purdue Ag Economists in… Rising Interest Rates and Volatile Trade Discussed by Purdue Ag Economists in Orlando Facebook Twitter Previous articleChina, U.S., Reportedly Nearing Trade DealNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 5, 2019 Eric Pfeiffer SHARE Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 4, 2019 Rising Interest Rates and Volatile Trade Discussed by Purdue Ag Economists in OrlandoCommodity Classic in Orlando concluded over the weekend with The Charlie Daniels Band turning out the lights on Saturday night. However, the big headliner on Saturday was actually the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture’s presentation about how to manage your farm in times of rising interest rates and volatile trade. While not as famous as The Devil Went Down to Georgia, that topic is squarely on the minds of farmers.Dr. Jim Mintert, director for the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture, says that there are opportunities out there for farmers who are managing their risk by having a marketing plan, and actually executing that marketing plan.“If you look at current futures prices, and you know we’ve got a brand new crop basis forecasting tool on our website, if you take a look at the basis history and use that as a guide to what the basis is likely to be this fall, and especially as you look into the spring of 2020, and take advantage of those storage facilities that so many Indiana and Eastern Corn Belt farmers have built in recent years, there’s some opportunities to lock in prices that are either at or very close to full cost of production.”That crop basis forecasting tool can be found here.With trade issues with China, Mexico, Canada, Japan, etc., up in the air, the future is impossible to predict. So, Mintert says that from the risk management side, you have to make your decisions from a portfolio standpoint.“So that means looking at the ‘19 crop, for example, pricing a portion of it now, or thinking about pricing a portion of it now, and wait and see what the opportunities are a little later in the year recognizing that, truthfully, and I think the last year and a half or so is a perfect case of illustrating that, we can’t forecast those kind of events with any degree of accuracy. So, we’ve got to split our risk, manage our risk pretty aggressively, and the first part of that marketing plan is knowing what your own costs are so that you know when you lock in a price what that means to you from a profitability standpoint.”Mintert was joined by Dr. Jason Henderson, Associate Dean and Director of Purdue Extension, Dr. Michael Langemeier, and Fred Seamon from CME Group in Orlando. While somewhat joking about Mintert and friends being the big headliner on Saturday, they have been one of the more popular sessions at Commodity Classic in recent years.So, what affect does this all have on farmer attitudes? We’ll find out today when the Purdue/CME Group Ag Barometer is released. Watch for that at SHARElast_img read more

Search for new provost moving fast

first_imgOscar Hernandez printTed Legatski, associate professor of professional practice in the TCU Neeley School of Business.With Provost Nowell Donovan retiring at the end of the academic year,  TCU is moving quickly to find a replacement.At least 20 people have applied to be the next chief academic officer and that number is expected to triple by the end of the month, according to Ted Legatski, chair of the provost search committee.Legatski and Chancellor Victor Boschini addressed the Faculty Senate last week and discussed the effort to replace Donovan. The 16-member search committee hopes to name a successor by December.“We need to have a new provost in place as soon as possible to have input with a number of new dean searches,” Legatski said. The search committee is working with a firm that is recruiting candidates. Legatski said the firm has contacted 250 people. “There’s no doubt that all of us want someone who is a strong academic force, a recognized scholar,” Legatski said. “That person has to be someone who has the gravitas, the experience, the qualifications and the respect to have the ability to make decisions unquestionably.”The Department of Women and Gender Studies, along with the Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, collaborated on a list of suggestions.One of the main suggestions provided from the list was that the new Provost must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.“Having a larger diverse representation in administration will encourage more prospective students from various backgrounds to apply to TCU,” said Dr. Jeannine Gailey, director of Women and Gender Studies.The position was posted in early August to numerous diverse publications in order to access and attract multi-ethnic applicants.“You have to have a little bit of faith in the search committee,” Boschini said. “We would not choose someone who does not deserve to be here.”Although there will be finalists chosen by the search committee, Boschini will ultimately have the final say on who will fulfill the position.The new Provost’s first year will be the 2019-20 school year. DEI proposal prompts civil discourse ReddIt + posts #JoltTheVote: A new group encourages political engagement Oscar Hernandez Facebook Linkedin Facebook TCU Faculty Assembly may be one step closer to DEI vote Oscar Hernandez TCU Faculty voting on secret DEI ballot Linkedin OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Previous articleNews Now 9/12/18Next articleUniversity tests alert system to practice safety preparedness Oscar Hernandez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Oscar Hernandez Twitter Oscar Hernandez Oscar Hernandez was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. He is a third-year journalism major with a minor in Spanish. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more