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Zenith Bank PLC ( Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgZenith Bank PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Apartment on a mint floor / Fala

first_img 2019 “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Fala Area Area of this architecture project Portugal Manufacturers: BRUMA, Cortizo, Efapel, JNFProject Team:filipe magalhães, ana luisa soares, ahmed belkhodja, costanza favero, lera samovich, joana sendas, paulo sousaContractor:engilaco ldaCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroText description provided by the architects. Located on the piano nobile of a modernist housing block, the apartment faced a reclaimed terrace; the interiors were reconfigured with little empathy towards the original plan.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroA convoluted main space, on the edge of fragmentation, spans from façade to façade. It incorporates a living and dining area, an almost-separated kitchen and the possibility of an additional bedroom. The main bedroom and both bathrooms are concealed behind a simple circular wall. The amount of walls is kept to a minimum, their layout is strategic.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroSave this picture!DiagramThe project operates through a set of gentle oppositions between existing and added elements. The circular wall counteracts the complexity of the vertical circulations of the building. The humble interior finishes underline the presence of the various fixtures and structural elements. Monumental wood doors suggest different degrees of privacy and a patterned kitchen lazes in the abundant sunlight.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroThe new façade facing the terrace, generously open, hints at the modernism of the street façade and, in doing so, finds a contrast with its direct context. The mint green floor firmly bounds all spaces together despite the irresolute hierarchy of the plan.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroProject gallerySee allShow lessExecutive Order Could Make America’s New Federal Architecture ClassicalArchitecture NewsUrbanactionsHK – International Public Spaces CompetitionStudent CompetitionsProject locationAddress:Porto, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartment on a mint floor / FalaSave this projectSaveApartment on a mint floor / FalaSave this picture!© Ricardo Loureiro+ 8Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyAbout this officefalaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsPortoOn FacebookPortugalPublished on February 05, 2020Cite: “Apartment on a mint floor / Fala” [Apartamento com um piso menta no Porto / fala] 05 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs CopyApartments, Apartment Interiors•Porto, Portugal Apartment on a mint floor / Fala Apartments Photographs:  Ricardo Loureiro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  2045 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Charity Finance Directors announce future plans

first_imgCFDG was set up in 1987 and is an umbrella group with 900 members that specialises in helping charities to manage their finance-related functions. CFDG Director, Shirley Scott said: “By design or otherwise, more and more activity previously undertaken by Government is being carried out by the charity sector. If charities are to meet the challenges of the new working partnerships with Government, there must be an acceptance of new responsibilities on both sides. At this opportune time the Charity Finance Directors Group have decided to set out some key principles for the future of the sector. These are long term goals and will require commitment from both Government and charities.”Amongst the recommendations in the Agenda, CFDG have asked Government to:Allow and encourage charities to be self-regulating wherever possible.Take steps to reduce charities’ red tape and administration costsassociated with unnecessary regulation.Support the core costs of charities when it commissions them to run services on its behalf.Work with key charity representatives to develop a formal self-regulated system of reporting a mixture of financial information and non-financial information.CFDG also recommend that, amongst other things, the Charity sector should:Take positive steps to raise the public confidence and trust in the management of charities.Come together to develop and support an effective self-regulatory regime which will help to further raise public confidence in charities.Implement and help spread good practice.Make their views known to Government when requested and when they perceive a need.The printing of Charity Management, the Way Ahead has been sponsored by charity investment managers, Chiswell Ltd. 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. The Charity Finance Directors’ Group (CFDG) have today set out their agenda for the future. “Charity Management, the Way Ahead” is aimed at decision makers and opinion formers in Government and Charities.The document asks Government to promote:A good working regulatory and fiscal environment in order for charities to be able to achieve their objectivesLess red tape and unnecessary administrative burdensA supportive funding environmentTrust and faith in the abilities of the charity sectorA better working relationship with the charity sectorCharity Management, the Way Ahead encourages charities to maintain and develop a climate of public trust and confidence through improved communications and through adherence to, and promotion of, good practice. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Finance Directors announce future plans  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 June 2002 | Newslast_img read more

American Farmland Trust Awarded Conservation Innovation Grant

first_img Previous articleFFA and Microsoft Announce PartnershipNext articleUSDA Preparing Alternative to WHO Antibiotic Guidelines Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 26, 2018 Home Indiana Agriculture News American Farmland Trust Awarded Conservation Innovation Grant SHARE SHARE American Farmland Trust Awarded Conservation Innovation Grant American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food®, was awarded a highly competitive 2018 Conservation Innovation Grant from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Authorized by the 2002 Farm Bill, CIG helps develop the tools, technologies and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands.“Through programs like the Conservation Innovation Grants Program, we’re fueling the development of new and exciting tools and technologies, helping farmers improve their agricultural and conservation outcomes,” says NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan.The grant will fund a new AFT project called “Accelerating Soil Health Adoption by Quantifying Economic and Environmental Outcomes & Overcoming Barriers on Rented Land” that is designed to give farmers and landowners the quantitative evidence they need to make better conservation decisions.One barrier to wider use of soil health practices that improve water, save soil, protect climate, and often increase profit has been limited quantitative data proving their benefits.AFT will work in six watersheds across five states (California, Illinois, Ohio, New York and Virginia) to quantify the benefits experienced by 24 farmers who have already implemented soil health practices like reduced tillage, cover crops, nutrient management, crop rotation and more. The data collected will be used to produce economic case studies that include soil health, water quality and greenhouse gas outcomes experienced by the successful soil health farmers. The case studies will be used to encourage other farmers and non-operating landowners to implement environmentally sound farming practices more quickly and in greater numbers. The project also aims to foster better conversations and lease arrangements between farmers and non-operating landowners – many of whom are women – to better share in the risk and rewards of investing in soil health practices.“We are thrilled and honored to have been chosen to receive the NRCS CIG grant. At AFT, we hope this new quantitative evidence helps farmers and landowners agree to adopt soil health practices on more land sooner, and with that decision, to reap the benefits of greater productivity, increased profitability and environmental improvement,” says Michelle Perez, director of AFT’s water initiative.Perez continues, “AFT has been promoting soil health practices to improve water quality for over three decades and is now pursuing quantifying conservation outcomes under our new Water Initiative, and our existing Farmers Combat Climate Change and Women for the Land Initiatives.”Source: American Farmland Trustlast_img read more

Tanglewood rallies around family affected by ALS

first_imgGrains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Linkedin CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance ReddIt Elizabeth Campbell Elizabeth Campbell Facebook WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Elizabeth Campbell Elizabeth Campbell Elizabeth Campbell Twitter Facebook Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Linkedin Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Tanglewood Elementary accepted the challenge of third-grader Maddie Hadley and participated in the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) ice bucket challenge Friday.Together Tanglewood students, teachers and even the principal joined in the fight against ALS by dumping buckets of ice water on themselves to raise awareness about ALS and by donating money to raise funds to find a cure.This wasn’t a regular ice bucket challenge however. Maddie challenged her school because her dad, Collin Hadley, was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year.“It was gut wrenching,” Collin’s wife Emily Hadley said. “The hardest part was that we were still being very quiet about it. We weren’t sharing it yet. So in a way, maybe it was a positive  because we were forced every day to wake up put a smile on our face, get up and continue our daily routines. There really wasn’t an opportunity to lay in bed and cry for a week, that wasn’t really an option.”ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is when a human’s motor neurons slowly degenerate and eventually die. The motor neurons are responsible for communication from the brain to the muscles. The motor neurons affected by ALS are the ones that provide voluntary movements and muscle control.“You slowly lose all of your abilities and I think people don’t realise what a crippling devastating disease it is,” Emily said. “You can do experimental things but there’s been nothing shown or proven or anything that you can take that’s going to stop that process.”Emily said that there are many misconceptions about ALS, one such being the impact it has on the brain.“People don’t understand that the mind and the brain are never affected,” Emily said. “There are still the same person inside. Dad is the same inside, he always will be the same inside.”Collin is still in the early stages of ALS, but the effects are starting to show. His wife Emily said that Collin will sometime struggle with buttons or other small things.“The things that Collin really struggles with right now are fine motor activities so he needs help,” Emily said. “And the kids will help with that.  Madeline [Maddie] especially, she is very nurturing.”Maddie, who said her favorite activity to do with her dad was to talk, also helps him with other things.“Sometimes I help him up if he falls down,” Maddie said. “It was hard to get him back up.”Collin said that his kids have handled everything that has happened phenomenally.“They’ve really stepped up in a way I really wouldn’t have expected,” Collin said. “They’re helping out at the house, trying to see what else they can do. They’ve responded very maturely.”A family with “hearts of gold” The Hadley family was known in the community for their kind heartedness even before the diagnosis.The Hadley family, Collin, Emily and Maddie at the Tanglewood Ice Bucket Challenge. Conner, a sixth grader and McLean is not pictured.“They’re just an amazing family with hearts of gold,” Tanglewood parent Holly Wiley said. “All of them always have smiles on their faces all the time.”They are also known for their continued generosity.“They are the most loving, giving people,” Tanglewood parent Valerie Simanek said.Over the summer the Hadley family performs mission outreach every week. They also work with the Gladney Center for Adoption, providing a temporary home for babies before they find their forever home.“It’s a commitment that the whole family takes on,” Tanglewood Principal Connie Smith said. “They truly are givers as a family.”As a third grader at Tanglewood elementary, Smith said that Maddie is a good student and had lots of friends.“She’s precious,” Smith said. “If I had a little girl, I’d want a Maddie.”Wiley said that the community response for the Hadley family has been great and that there has been an increase in awareness about ALS because of them.“I think people that didn’t know what the disease was now do and want to help and support it,” Wiley said. “It’s nice to see the community reach out to them and to help them in this time.”Bring a Buck and a BucketThe ALS ice bucket challenge works by friends challenging other friends to either dump a bucket of ice water on themselves, or donate to ALS association. Over time it merged into doing both the bucket dump to raise awareness, and the donation to raise funds for ALS research. in 2014, $115 million was raised for ALS.After her brother Connor challenged his school, McLean 6th, last month, Maddie invited Tanglewood to do the ice bucket challenge too.“I just really wanted to challenge a whole group so we could raise more money,” Maddie said.Summer Jones (left) and MaryEmily PardueThe challenge was well received, and Tanglewood parents MaryEmily Pardue and Summer Jones put the plans in motion to make it happen.Pardue said the event really exemplified Tanglewood’s motto this year of “Tanglewood Family Love.”“A group of parents wanted to help make sure this happens,” Pardue said. “We meet with the principle and worked out the details.”Those details included getting about 1,200 lbs. of ice and organizing Kona Ice trucks to come to the school to sell snow cones, with a portion of the money made from the snow cones going to ALS research.They also came up with the slogan, “Bring a Buck and a Bucket,” which encouraged those who were taking part in the challenge to bring a donation of some sort in addition to their bucket. Those donations, as well as any more families wanted to give, were collected in buckets with signs saying “Put a buck in the bucket” or “Tanglewood Tigers for Team Hadley” taped on them.The Simanek brothers from left to right, Max, Eli and Leo.Three of those students who accepted the challenge were the Simanek brothers, Max a fifth-grader, Leo a third-grader, and Eli a kindergartner. Max and Leo said they were taking part in the challenge to support ALS and Eli said he was doing it to raise money.Tanglewood elementary participated in the ALS ice bucket challenge last year, but Smith said this year it was something more.“It was a fun activity that we could do to support a good cause but this year it takes on a little different meaning,” Smith said. “It’s up front and personnel this year.”Before the actual dumping of the ice water occurred, Maddie, dressed in her bright orange “Team Hadley” shirt, gave a speech to all those assembled, explaining what ALS is and how this challenge supports it. She also challenged the Paschal cheerleaders to participate in the challenge next.Collin, who was also at the ice bucket challenge, said he was so grateful for the school’s and the community’s support.“This event is awesome because it’s not just our family dealing with what we’re dealing with,” Collin said.  “It shows what Tanglewood and Fort Worth is all about. It’s a community that comes together for so many different causes. It means a lot to my family and I because of that.”Emily is also grateful for everything the community has done for and her family.“It’s incredible,” Emily said. “We’re just so grateful to our community, to our Fort Worth, to our neighborhood, to the schools for showing support, to the friends and family that have reached out to us, to all those praying for us and cheering us on.”Looking ForwardIn addition to both the kids schools doing the ice bucket challenge, the Hadley family is working to raise money for the ALS Therapy Development Institute (TDI). The TDI is a nonprofit biotech which focuses on developing treatments for ALS.“It really is doing amazing things to better understand this disease and to hopefully someday find a cure for it,” Emily said. “They are so passionate about understanding this disease.”Collin is going to be in a study at TDI in January where they will collect blood work and biopsies in an effort to learn more about ALS. The study was directly impacted by the ice bucket challenge.“They thought they were only going to be able to do 100 patients but because of the ice bucket challenge they will be able to do 300,” Emily said. “They are really at the forefront of research into this horrible disease.”The Hadley’s also have a community page where they are raising funds for the TDI.“The best way to help is kindly helping fund the disease,” Collin said. “It’s truly not about how much because every amount helps them get there.”While raising money and awareness for ALS, the Hadley family is also doing their best to knock off as many items as possible from Collin’s bucket list.“The bucket list is awesome,” Collin said. “I have a trip planned every month between now and next august. I’m still trying to convince everyone that skydiving is a good idea.”Next up on the Hadley’s list is a trip to Hawaii in November.“Since we don’t really know how quickly things will progress, we’re trying to cram a whole lifetime of memories into right now,” Emily said. “We hope that we really have three, four, five years to do these really great trips, but in the event that we don’t, we’re going to try to fit in as much as we can right now.”While there is no known cure for ALS, Collin said it’s just a matter of time and research.“It’s not an incurable disease, it’s just an underfunded one,” Collin said. “Hopefully one day it won’t be an incurable disease because it will be well funded.” Previous articleTCU trails Kansas State 35-17 at halftimeNext articleHumane Society of North Texas raises money in annual “Trick or Trot” Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt print  + posts Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share!last_img read more

No. 16 TCU puts Big 12 on notice with road upset over No. 6 Oklahoma State

first_imgGarrett Podell Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Twitter Twitter + posts Linkedin Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ ReddIt “For us, if the d-line is disrupting like all the stuff they want to do then like establish the run game, then we just open it up for everyone else to make plays, and I feel like our guys really stepped up,” Banogu said. “We made plays that came to us and we went and got some plays.” On of the biggest plays the defense made was its attitude about the Cowboys’ 86-yard touchdown pass on Rudolph’s connection with James Washington that gave OSU a 7-6 lead.“We knew that they were going to try and deep shot us and do what they do, but after we gave up the first touchdown, we said this can be the time where we can let it all crumble or we can just come out and do what we do,” Banogu said. “I think that is the best part of this team, they’re a lot more mature.”That maturity aided senior safety Nick Orr when he stayed back on a trick-play wide receiver pass from OSU wide receiver Jalen McClesky pass at the five-yard line that prevented OSU from scoring a touchdown that would’ve cut the lead to a single possession with six minutes to play.“I’m not going to say that I knew that it was coming, but I just made sure I stayed back just because I knew it was a key moment in the game, so you want to make sure you do your job and it paid off,” Orr said.  Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Previous articleTara Smith’s late-game heroics give Frogs a 1-0 victory in Big 12 openerNext articleTCU baseball focuses on values of ‘selfless, excellence and energy’ Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU running back Darius Anderson breaks off a big run against the Oklahoma State defense in a 44-31 Horned Frog victory. Photo courtesy of printThe Horned Frogs entered Saturday’s game at No.6 Oklahoma State undefeated and ranked No. 16, but they were 12.5-13-point underdogs.TCU turned that low expectation to their favor in a game that will likely move them into the top ten in the AP poll, as they played keep away and forced four turnovers that led to a 44-31 victory in Stillwater.“It was an advantage for us that no one was giving us a chance because we’re a lot better like that,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said. “Always have been, always will be.”Some other advantages for the Horned Frogs were its ground game that saw Darius Anderson post career-bests with his 26 carries, which resulted in 160 yards rushing and three touchdowns, including the final 42-yard touchdown that put the game on ice for TCU. Anderson’s three scores gave him six rushing touchdowns on the season, the most of the team.“As the game went on, we knew the run would work, so I just carried the load for the team,” TCU running back Darius Anderson said. “It felt good.”TCU running back Sewo Olonilua also contributed to the Horned Frogs 137-yard edge in rushing yards with 38 yards on nine carries, including another touchdown from one yard out, which was his third of the season. The Horned Frog’s hyper-effective ground game was just one of the main factors that allowed TCU to hold onto the football for more than OSU, 39:04 for TCU and 20:56 for OSU.“If you want to be able to win championships, you have to be able to run the football, especially when you go on the road,” Patterson said. “I think the rotation of running backs has really helped us.”That running game allowed TCU to continue doing what they’ve done better than any other team in the country, which is move the chains on third down. They entered the game leading the nation on third-down conversions, moving the sticks at a 65.8 percent clip. During the game they had success on third down as they were 11-of-18 (61.1 percent) on third-down conversions.Another reason was the efficient play of TCU quarterback Kenny Hill who completed 22 of his 33 passes for 228 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Hill was eight of eleven passing on third down against the Cowboys, and he picked up the first down through the air on those plays seven times.“It’s just feeling comfortable within the game plan for those situations,” Hill said. “Coach Cumbie talks about it all the time; we want to get yards on first down, second down we got to get yards because we are not trying to be in third and long.”The final piece that factored into the significant time of possessions edge was the way TCU’s defense played, forcing OSU star quarterback Mason Rudolph into three turnovers, a couple of interceptions and a fumble.All of his turnovers came via the Horned Frog defensive line: defensive tackle Chris Bradley had an interception on a screen pass, defensive end LJ Collier had the other on a tipped pass, defensive end Ben Banogu collected a strip-sack against Rudolph and defensive end Corey Bethley recovered Rudolph’s fumble, which aided in slowing down what was the fourth-highest scoring offenses in the country entering Saturday. Those four turnovers turned into 14 Horned Frog points, the difference in a 13-point TCU victory.TCU defensive end Ben Banogu forces a fumble on a strip-sack of Mason Rudolph in TCU’s 44-31 victory over Oklahoma State. Photo courtesy of Facebook Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podell ReddIt Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin As usual, Patterson found there’s still improvement the Horned Frogs have to make after reaching 4-0 entering its bye week.“I’m not bragging, we gave up 31 points, and they had more yards than we did,” Patterson said. “But right now, I don’t care.”However, Patterson said that would change at nine a.m. Sunday morning when TCU begins its preparations for its off week and West Virginia in two weeks.  Going forward for its matchup against West Virginia in Fort Worth and beyond, TCU will likely be the favorite, which is something Patterson doesn’t mind.“We wanted to be relevant, and when you play big games that’s all you want to do, win enough ball games, so that people take notice,” Patterson said.Even though TCU is relevant now, it will still maintain the attitude of an underdog, which is the team’s sweet spot.“It’s good to have the mindset of being the underdog,” Banogu said. “There are some games where you are going to be picked to win and there are some where you are going to be picked to lose, but if you come with the mindset that everyone against us and we have something to prove, then you will find yourself making plays and doing what you need to do to win the game.” Garrett Podell Garrett Podell World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history last_img read more

Serious concern over culling of seals in Donegal

first_img Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – November 13, 2019 Previous articleStill no Autism Therapist for InishowenNext articleLocal development projects jeopardized by red tape – O’Fearraigh News Highland Google+ Twitter Pinterest Google+ Serious concerns have been raised over the culling of seals in Donegal.The Irish Seal Sanctuary has received what they have described as a very ‘disturbing’ report of the shooting of seals in the waters between Greencastle and Culdaff.Brendan Price, Biologist at the Irish Seal Sanctuary says, at the moment the motive behind the killing of the protected species is unclear.He is however, appealing to those responsible to desist:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Facebook WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Serious concern over culling of seals in Donegal Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 10/26

first_img Tags: Austin Topham/Beaver Beavers/Delta/Jace Allen/Preston Roberts/Ryker Albrecht/South Sevier-Grand/Spencer Williams October 26, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/26 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFootball2-A QuarterfinalsDELTA, Utah-Ryker Albrecht completed 9 of 13 passes for 133 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception as the Beaver Beavers smacked Delta 27-8 Friday in the 2-A football quarterfinals at Delta High School. Albrecht gave the Beavers a 20-8 lead in the 3rd Quarter when he ran for a 95-yard touchdown, part of his 141 rushing yards and two rushing scores on the ground for the afternoon.Spencer Williams and Preston Roberts each caught scoring passes from Albrecht, while Kaleb Barney added 52 yards on 12 carries for a Beaver offense that amassed 398 yards of offense for the game.For the Rabbits, Jace Allen returned an intercetion 57 yards for a score and on the subsequent 2-point conversion, Austin Topham threw a two-point conversion pass to Jaymen Brough to give Delta an 8-7 lead at the half.Beaver will next play Grand in the 2-A state semifinals. We are not certain where this game is to be played yet, so check often for the latest information on this point.BLANDING, Utah-Brooks Myers and Austin Burratson each ran for touchdowns and Wyatt Alcala added a 25-yard field goal as the Millard Eagles bested San Juan 17-13 Friday in the 2-A state football quarterfinals. Millard next plays South Summit at a site yet to be determined in the state semifinals.MOAB, Utah-Bryant Troutt had a pair of touchdown runs and the Grand Red Devils got past South Sevier 28-21 in 2-A state football quarterfinals Friday. Tracen Winkel had a pair of touchdown runs and Tyson Chisholm ran for another score in the loss for the Rams.3-A QuarterfinalsMT. PLEASANT, Utah-Chance Clawson threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Connor Jorgensen and the North Sanpete Hawks smacked Union 21-7 in the 3-A football quarterfinals Friday. Brock Justesen and Landon Bowles each added touchdown runs for the Hawks. North Sanpete next faces Morgan Saturday November 3 at 11:00 am in the state semifinals at Provo High School.MORGAN, Utah-Carson Flitton’s 30-yard field goal in the closing moments lifted the Morgan Trojans to a 24-22 win over Juab Friday in the 3-A football quarterfinals. Cade Bowring had a touchdown run and caught a pass for another score in the loss for the Wasps. Bodee Blackett also hauled in a 4-yard touchdown pass in the loss for Juab.BLUFFDALE, Utah-Talmage Brown ran for a pair of scores and the Summit Academy Bears stonewalled Richfield 40-21 in the 3-A football quarterfinals Friday. Emmitt Hafen threw three touchdown passes, including two to Jordan Anderson, in the loss for the Wildcats.1-A QuarterfinalsMILFORD, Utah-Bryson Barnes tossed five touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Milford Tigers downed Layton Christian 41-27 Friday in the 1-A football quarterfinals. Milford next faces Monticello in the 1-A semifinals Saturday November 3 at a site yet to be determined.VolleyballOREM, Utah-Friday, the 1-A and 2-A volleyball state tournaments each commenced at Utah Valley University. In 1-A, by virtue of 3-0 sweeps of Green River and Monument Valley, the Panguitch Bobcats advanced to the semifinals Saturday at 9:30 am. The Bobcats will face Intermountain Christian, who dismantled Water Canyon 3-0 and Piute 3-1.The other semifinal in 1-A, slated for 11:00 am Saturday sees Monticello square off against Rich.Escalante and Wayne meet Saturday at 8:00 am with the winner to play in the 6th-8th place match.In the single loss semis, Piute will meet Monument Valley at 9:30 am and Valley meets Milford at 11:00 am. The winners of these matches will play for 5th and 7th place.In 2-A, the semifinals feature Millard against Enterprise at 9:30 am and Gunnison against North Summit at 11:00 am.Millard went the distance against both Duchesne and Waterford, besting the Eagles and Ravens, respectively 3-2, 3-2. Gunnison, in turn, swept St. Joseph, 3-0 and got past North Sevier 3-2 to get to the semis.In the 2-A single loss semis, Kanab meets North Sevier at 11:00 am Saturday. The winner will play for 5th-7th place. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Selenium project results ’encouraging’

first_imgResearch on fortifying UK wheat with selenium through the use of fertilisers has been encouraging, according to project leader Dr Martin Broadley.The project, dubbed BAGELS, is a “farm to fork” project sponsored by DEFRA and aimed at establishing whether selenium-containing fertilisers can be used without damaging the environment.According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) selenium plays an important role in the function of the immune system and is also “part of the body’s antioxidant defence system”. But while recommended daily intake for men is 0.075 mg and 0.06mg for women, actual intake for the population is reportedly less than half these levels.Alex Waugh, director general of the National Association of British and Irish Millers, said that substantial quantities of selenium-rich wheat from North America had not been used in UK milling for 15 years.He said introducing selenium via fertilisers had been tried in Finland and that it would be “worth trying to see if it makes a difference here”. Dr Broadley said it would be “a tremendous achievement for the UK cereals industry” if this proved a successful way to boost selenium intake to recommended levels.last_img read more

A matter of taste

first_imgD espite some recent data highlighting a dip in growth for seeded breads, the general consensus from the industry seems to be that these types of products are still performing strongly, with high-fibre breads also high on the consumer agenda.Although the standard white sliced loaf may still be seen as king, in terms of sales, the array of different breads on the market shows no sign of shrinking.A recent survey carried out for Lantmännen Unibake, by Gersdoff Research, found that although, unsurprisingly, the taste was the most important factor for UK consumers when buying and eating bread, 12% of those interviewed, said wholegrain was the most important factor when choosing a loaf. Another 12% said healthy bread was the most important factor to them. The survey also revealed that 56% of consumers either agreed or strongly agreed that ’dark bread’ is healthier than white; 41% either agreed or strongly agreed that taste was more important than health although 22% disagreed with this statement; while 26% strongly agreed and 31% agreed that they preferred wholegrain to white bread.CSM (UK), which offers a range of high-fibre, multigrain and seeded bread products, says although UK consumption of white bread is still much greater than that of wholegrain breads, recent data from Kantar Worldpanel indicated a change in buying patterns, and a shift towards the purchase of brown breads, up 5.9% year-on-year. The firm says that a key driver of this growth has been the increased frequency of purchase, up 4.7% (KantarWorldpanel data 52 w/e 12 June 2011). However, CSM adds that further analysis of the data suggests the growth in popularity of brown bread is at the expense of sales of seeded bread. “This category has seen a decline of 6.5%, with statistics showing the key drivers of decline are UK households purchasing it less frequently (-4.4%) and 3.5% fewer packs purchased per trip,” according to the firm.Commenting on what these trends mean for bakers, and why consumers are apparently turning their back on seeded bread in favour of brown bread, marketing manager Lisa Boswell says it could be a case of economics over preference, with more price-led promotions and multi-buy offers available to consumers, tempting them to buy brown bread more often. “It is also possible that the consumer’s perception of seeded bread is that it is more expensive, which is generating reduced frequency,” she adds.Kampffmeyer Food Innovation says the high-fibre market, in the UK in particular, is performing very well. However, the firm, which supplies companies with functional grain products, says although the trend for wholegrain products is increasing, it has found that many consumers don’t like the bitter taste, so it has developed a wholegrain flour (Snow Wheat) which has the appearance and taste of conventional wheat flour, but the nutritional profile of wholegrain flour, says health & nutrition product manager Bettina Zeuch.Fibre enrichmentHigh-fibre bread products are also a key focus for Tate & Lyle (T&L). Sandrine Bouvier, T&L’s application scientist for bakery, says the firm has recently been working to enrich products with soluble fibre. It has also been looking at the introduction of resistant starch in products such as bread and biscuits. A recent project looked at the issue of high fibre, which she sees as a real growth market, and noted the development of polydextrose, a soluble fibre with a low glycaemic response. “We have seen that wholegrain is a big trend. People want to increase their intake of fibre, but wholegrain is not of interest in terms of taste and texture,” she says. “So in some EU countries, there is a real demand for white bread enriched with fibre.”She says while wholegrain is a big trend in the UK, it is now arriving on the Continent in countries such as France, Italy and Spain. “With wholegrain you have insoluble fibre, and there needs to be a balance between soluble and insoluble fibre in the diet. You can add soluble fibre to wholegrain breads with products like polydextrose and, by doing that, you balance the fibre intake,” she notes, adding that T&L is also looking to develop ingredients for fibre-enriched gluten-free bakery products.Ulrick & Short has launched a selection of Omega 3 balanced flax oil and fibre ingredients that give both functional and nutritional claim benefits. Flax has numerous advantages, including 12-month shelf-life stability and improved nutritional profile claims, such as ’high in fibre’, says the firm. The range of Scilia flax fibres, available as both coarse and fine grains, also hold ’a natural source of Omega 3 claim’.Waitrose is one retailer that has noted the trend for fibre-rich white bread, and has responded by launching a high-fibre white loaf to cater for the ’health by stealth’ tactic, used by parents. Research, commissioned by Waitrose, revealed that out of 1,000 consumers polled, nearly 50% said their children preferred white bread, with only one quarter preferring brown. Launched mid-June, the new loaf is part of the retailer’s new own-brand LOVE Life food range. Two 40g slices provides 4.8g of fibre. Waitrose says it looks and tastes the same as a white sliced loaf, but with double the fibre 6.1g of fibre per 100g, compared to 3.2g of fibre per 100g in a typical white sliced loaf. According to Waitrose, a wholemeal loaf usually contains just over 7g of fibre per 100g.Although she can see the benefit of having a high-fibre white bread, for targeting at mums with kids, Pauline Ferrol, national sales and marketing controller for British Bakels, feels a ’high in fibre’ strapline is not enough, and more of a ’buy-in’ is needed for consumers. She says the low GI and seeded sector of the market is still in good growth, with Bakels’ Low GI Multiseed bread mix still rising by a few percentage points each year. It has also launched an Oat and Barley bread mix, which Ferrol says has added incremental sales to bakers already selling the Low GI Multiseed bread, rather than achieving sales in place of it. Earlier this month, the Bakels group acquired Swiss firm Nutribake, in a move that will enhance British Bakels’ range of speciality mixes.Going nuts for nutsNut inclusions can help lower the Gi of bread. Sam Houston, from the Macadamia Advice Centre, South African Macadamia Growers Association (SAMAC) says that a combination of artisan bakers and movements, such as the Real Bread Campaign, are encouraging consumers to be more adventurous when it comes to the breads they choose.Houston says that macadamia nuts have a very high level of monounsaturated fats higher than olive oil and low-GI qualities. SAMAC has joined forces with the National Association of Master Bakers to continue to target and communicate with bakers in order to drive interest and sales and will be attending Bakers’ Fair in Bolton this October, and handing out samples to visitors.EHL Ingredients says it has noted a surge in demand from bakers for pumpkin and poppy seeds in the past year both for sweet and savoury breads. “We have noted a rise in the popularity of more unusual international bakery goods, such as Polish poppy seed cake (Makowiec) and Austrian pumpkin seed cake,” explains Tasneem Backhouse, sales and marketing director at EHL, an importer, blender and packer of natural food ingredients. The firm says bakers can capitalise on demand for seeded products across their product ranges not just in loaves, but in morning goods and wraps, for example.Martin Clayton, bakery specialist at Morrisons, says its customers are very keen on breads with seeds and healthy grains. He has also noticed that consumers are coming round to the flavour of rye breads, which are popular in eastern Europe, and a good source of fibre. “It’s about developing them to suit the English palate,” he says. “We have been developing a rye and onion bread that will be launching soon.”Tim Cook, MD of ADM Milling, says the seeded bread market has seen a significant increase in market share in the past five years. “And wholemeal breads often higher in fibre and with a lower GI than other breads have also increased their market share.” He adds that these markets do particularly well in the spring and summer months, when consumers are keen to keep in shape. In terms of future growth, Cook says all three areas high fibre, low GI and seeded offer great potential. “A product boasting all three for example, a seeded wholemeal loaf made with stone-ground flour is bound to be a winner.” Recent NPD Zeelandia is introducing a range of new breads this September in its ’Your Daily Bread’ range. MD Keith Cunningham says that multigrain, multiseed and multicereal breads offer consumers new flavours and tastes, with a background of something ’better for you’. The firm is to launch Corn and Spelt (pictured far right); Sunflower and Sesame; Malted Barley and Sunflower; and Linseed and Corn, will be available in both a concentrate and complete mix format from 1 September.Meanwhile, in response to the growing consumer demand for healthy breads, Allied Bakeries recently carried out consumer research to try and identify potential NPD and category growth opportunities to complement its Burgen brand (left). “This highlighted bone health as an area of significant concern for many consumers,” said Ellen Bailey, Burgen brand manager, Allied Bakeries. “This insight led to the launch of Burgen Buckwheat & Poppy Seed, introduced earlier this year, a bread that provides 30% of the RDA of calcium and vitamin D in two slices.” According to Allied, since the launch, Burgen has become the fastest-growing bread brand, climbing 35.3% in the past 12 weeks (source: Nielsen Total units 12 w/e 9.7.11 Total Coverage).last_img read more