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G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgG4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 42017 abridged results.For more information about G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw)  42017 abridged results.Company ProfileG4S (Botswana) Limited provides security solutions for individual and business needs in Botswana. It operates in the following sectors: Manned Security provides integrated security solutions to airports, energy, mining, construction, custodial services, cash solutions, hospitality and financial institutions; Security Systems provides a service to monitor alarms, electric fences, fire alarms, medical emergency alarms, illegal access signals, vehicle tracking, low battery power alerts, remote panic buttons, CCTV remote images and fleet management services; Facilities Management provides a service for rent collection, utilities and services, inspecting and maintaining properties, and maintenance services which include electrical, plumbing, carpentry and building services; Cleaning Services provides contract cleaning services for offices, shopping malls, banks, schools and universities. G4S (Botswana) Limited is a subsidiary of G4S International 105 (UK) Limited.last_img read more

I followed Warren Buffett’s approach in buying this share

first_img Christopher Ruane | Thursday, 25th February, 2021 | More on: ULVR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Christopher Ruane I recently bought shares in a leading UK company. In making my decision, I was thinking through some of the principles that legendary stockpicker Warren Buffett espouses. I used them to help me pick the company in which I invested. Here I explain how.Think that you’re buying a slice of a companyIt’s easy to see shares just as a slip of paper with a monetary value. But Warren Buffett reckons it is more appropriate to think of them as a slice of the company. It may be a very small slice, of course, but it is still part of the company.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…So, instead of just looking at the share price chart, Buffett first asks whether he likes the company and thinks it is attractive to invest in. For example, does it have a strong business model, can it increase prices rather than be forced to cut them, and how large is its defensive moat?That was what I considered in making my choice to buy into Unilever (LSE: ULVR). With its global footprint, technology in everyday products used by billions of consumers, and pricing power, Unilever is the sort of company I think Buffett would like to own. Indeed, he tried to buy it several years ago. It’s the sort of company I decided I would be happy buying a slice of.Value brands for their long-term paybackBuffett has invested in a lot of companies with strong brands. One of his most famous investments is Coca Cola, a share he has said he would be happy to keep forever. But he is also a holder in American company Procter & Gamble. Like Unilever, it has a lot of personal care and cleaning brands.One reason Buffett is so attracted to brands is because they give a company pricing power. Instead of being a price taker, forced to accept whatever the market says the price of a commodity is, a brand allows a company to differentiate its product from competitors and so set its own price. A company like Unilever can see profits fall as input costs rise. So pricing power can be helpful.Another reason brands are attractive to investors like Buffett is because they pay back over the long term. Unilever’s decades of brand building efforts through advertising will continue to drive brand loyalty in future, even if they do not spend any more money on it.Warren Buffett likes to invest in the company, not the managementUnilever shares have fallen lately and currently offer a dividend yield of 3.9%. That is quite high for a FTSE 100 stalwart. I think that partly reflects investor nervousness that the pandemic sales boom will end, combined with nervousness about the company’s leadership quality.I think the leadership is good, but actually I wouldn’t worry too much even if it wasn’t. Buffett as a business leader himself of course likes high-quality leadership. But he doesn’t think it’s necessary. He says that rather than investing in a business purely because of its leadership, it makes sense to invest a business which has such a strong business model it could survive even with bad leadership. What clicks with me about Unilever is its strong market position and brand portfolio. Good leadership is a bonus. 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.center_img I followed Warren Buffett’s approach in buying this share christopherruane owns shares of Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. 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. Image source: The Motley Fool Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Parts of Lake Apopka North Shore reopens

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply District reopens 26 propertiesFrom the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictMore St. Johns River Water Management District conservation lands are reopening to public recreation following Hurricane Irma’s impact last week. Openings are made as the district continues its in-depth assessment of recreational access points, levees, trails and boat ramps.The following properties have reopened, some with limited access as repairs are made.Black Creek Ravines Conservation AreaCanaveral Marshes Conservation AreaClark Bay Conservation AreaDeep Creek Conservation Area – Dog Branch stormwater portion onlyDunns Creek Conservation Area and Wildlife Management Area (walk-in only)Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area – Area 6 (Bull Hammock parking area) is open for walk-in only. Areas 2 and 4 can be accessed by boat via Lake Griffin. Areas 3, 5 and 7 remain closed due to restoration activities.Gourd Island Conservation AreaJulington-Durbin Preserve, except the Red Trail, which is closed due to high waterLake Apopka North Shore – Red Trail, off County Road 448ALake Jesup Conservation Area – Cameron Avenue and Marl Bed Flats trailheadsLake Monroe Wildlife Management Area and Lake Monroe Conservation AreaLake Norris Conservation AreaLongleaf Flatwoods ReserveMoses Creek Conservation AreaMurphy Creek Conservation AreaOrange Creek Restoration AreaPellicer Creek Conservation AreaSeminole Ranch Conservation Area and Seminole Ranch WMAStokes Landing Conservation AreaSunnyhill Restoration Area – North TractTwelve Mile Swamp Conservation AreaUpper St. Johns River Marsh Water Management Area (WMA), which includes Blue Cypress, Three Forks and River Lake conservation areas. Two access areas within the WMA remain closed, including the Moccasin Island tract of the Upper St. Johns River Marsh WMA (Wickham Road) and the C-54 Canal.All other district lands remain closed. The district continues to assess damage to its lands resulting from Hurricane Irma, with a goal to reopen the properties for recreational uses as soon as it is safe to do so.For continuing updates on district operations, visit the district’s website, www.sjrwmd.com. TAGSLake ApopkaSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articlePickup of Apopka storm debris delayedNext articleFlorida Hospital rolls out next-generation bed for tiny patients Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name herelast_img read more

How to Relieve Pain

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSCBDCold and HeatExerciseIdeasMusicNon-Invasive OptionsOpinionPainRelieftipsyoga Previous articleEfficient Ways to Improve Your HomeNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear OpinionBy Delicia WarrenSuffering through extended periods of pain can be extremely draining and can begin to overwhelm even the strongest-willed people. Pain has a purpose; it alerts us when something has gone haywire in our body, such as a strain or sprain, but sometimes pain can linger unnecessarily for weeks or months, significantly reducing quality of life.For those that are dealing with pain that may have overstayed its welcome, here are some non-invasive techniques that can significantly reduce the pain you feel, all without needing to take a pill.Cold and Heat TherapyThis treatment is really awesome at helping to reduce pain for sprains and twisted joints, and combined together, they make an effective technique. Alternating between a hot pack and some ice works wonders, as the heat can expand blood vessels, encouraging blood flow through the affected area which encourages healing. The cold numbs the area which reduces pain, but it also reduces the blood flow, which can decrease inflammation and the swelling which is the main cause of the pain.ExerciseSometimes, pain can be present and persistent because of a lack of mobility. Physical activity plays a huge role in breaking the vicious cycle of pain and going through good exercises can strengthen areas and make things better. Gentle activities such as walking, swimming, and light cycling can really aid pain and get the muscles warmed up enough to a point where pain is reduced.CBD LotionsCBD products are a great form of pain relief as they can affect certain receptors in the body to react to pain less, which can improve how things feel. CBD is also thought to be an excellent anti-inflammatory, meaning that it can reduce swelling and joint pain. The best way to use CBD for its pain relief properties is in the form of a lotion or hemp cream for pain, as this can be applied directly in the area of discomfort to provide instant relief to muscular aches. If the pain is more generalized, CBD can also be used as a vape to provide instantaneous relief. Do check to make sure you’re using good quality CBD before using it and consult your doctor before trying it to ensure you’re not allergic.YogaYoga has becoming a pretty effective tool for combating pain as it combines breath control and takes your mind off of the painful sensations. Meditation is also great as it creates a better sense of control over your body as well as gentle movement which stretches your muscles and strengthens them, too. All these combine to not only help you overcome your injury and manage your pain, but they can also make you less susceptible to obtain another one. It can help all types of pain, ranging from mild headaches to lingering sports injuries and everything in between. [Just remember to wear your comfiest activewear leggings or pants so that you can move freely while minimizing sweat.]Music TherapyThis may sound like a strange suggestion, but there have been studies to suggest that music can relieve pain both during and after surgery and childbirth. Classical music has been proven to work especially well, but even listening to your favorite record can distract you from some of the pain and discomfort you may be feeling.If you have any concerns or questions about your type of injury and one of these non-invasive ideas, do check with your doctor before trying it to make sure it is appropriate for you.Freelance writer, Delicia Warren, is passionate about the environment and the impact humans are having on the world around us. She’s an advocate of holistic approaches to life’s issues, including alternative medicines, as well as having an interest in helping individuals make small changes to their lifestyles to minimize their carbon footprint. Please enter your name herecenter_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

House in Tatuí / Felipe Hsu e Lucas Bittar

first_imgSave this picture!© Pedro Kok+ 10 Share Brazil CopyAbout this officeFelipe Hsu e Lucas BittarOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTatuíBrazilPublished on July 25, 2014Cite: “House in Tatuí / Felipe Hsu e Lucas Bittar” [Casa em Tatuí / Felipe Hsu e Lucas Bittar] 25 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore 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 House in Tatuí / Felipe Hsu e Lucas Bittar ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/529174/house-in-tatui-felipe-hsu-e-lucas-bittar Clipboard House in Tatuí / Felipe Hsu e Lucas BittarSave this projectSaveHouse in Tatuí / Felipe Hsu e Lucas Bittar Year:  Text description provided by the architects. A monolithic volume with a void in the center – a patio that bathes the interior of the building with natural light, organizing the intimate and social spaces of the residence.Structures:Eng. Leonardo C. SpadaLandscape:Claudia Bresciani e Camila M. B. GuimarãesConstruction:Empreiteiro Aparecido TrevisanoSuppliers:Esquadrias – Construvidros; Tijolos Fachada – Olaria Silveira; Piso Intertravado – Paviment; Luminárias – Reka; Marcenaria – Marcenaria Morais; Guarda Corpo – Snc Serralheria.Site Area:450 m²Construction Value:R$ 450.000,00Architects:Felipe Hsu e Lucas BittarCollaborator:Pedro Fernandes de BonaCity:TatuíCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro KokThe idea of ​​creating a single living room, visually integrated and at the same time, able to articulate the specific circulations, appears as a central aspect of this project. Around the courtyard, two main levels are arranged, with access to the private area through the office space. The 80 cm height difference between the two levels (living room / kitchen and office / bedrooms) was carefully calculated, giving the office desk the same level as the floor of the living room – a small detail that contributes to the construction of pleasing and fluid proportions between environments.Save this picture!PlansThe volume of the house rests on the back of the uphill site, projecting over the pillars towards the valley that provides a beautiful view of the city. The bedooms were located at the back of the lot, to the north and connected to a more private garden. The social area of the house (living room, dining room and kitchen) occupies the other end of the rectangle, opening up to the landscape. The 80cm difference between the two ends of the house provides the necessary height for a garage on the ground floor, reducing the access stairs and rationalizing the earth movements to eliminate setbacks.Save this picture!© Pedro KokThe social area of the house facing the south allows for the use of large glass panes without harming the environmental comfort. The frames run to the sides allowing virtually everything to be open and the air to cross the room towards the courtyard. The roof slabs of the bedrooms and office were designed to allow indirect lighting environments, especially in rooms where the lower openings are very close to the party wall. The design of the ground flooring is very organic and contrasts with the rectilinear volume of the house, resulting in a pleasing composition.Save this picture!© Pedro KokThe building is the result of simple and economical solutions that prioritize the spaces and natural lighting. The structure is conventional reinforced concrete, with the exception of the living room floor, where a precast slab joist was used to overcome the 8.5 m with a thickness of 35cm. The only beams that stretch from the roof are transversal to the façade and of great importance for the pillars. As cladding, we used handmade clay bricks produced in the city of Tatuí, a material responsible for improving the thermal performance of external walls and for giving the project a particular texture. In response to a predominantly dry climate of the area, the courtyard offers lush vegetation, collaborating in humidifying the air that enters the home.Save this picture!© Pedro KokProject gallerySee allShow lessME House / Otta Albernaz ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsDesigning Invisible Architecture: Bird Hides by BiotopeArticles Share Houses CopyHouses•Tatuí, Brazil “COPY” 2012 ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/529174/house-in-tatui-felipe-hsu-e-lucas-bittar Clipboard Architects: Felipe Hsu e Lucas Bittar Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Dong Anh Villa / Hoang Thuc Hao

first_img 2014 CopyHouses•Đông Anh, Vietnam “COPY” Area:  700 m² Area:  700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Dong Anh Villa / Hoang Thuc Hao Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/607500/dong-anh-villa-hoang-thuc-hao Clipboard CopyAbout this officeHoang Thuc HaoOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesĐông AnhHousesVietnamPublished on March 19, 2015Cite: “Dong Anh Villa / Hoang Thuc Hao” 18 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave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 Year:  Photographs:  Hoang Thuc HaoSave this picture!Courtesy of Hoang Thuc HaoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Dong Anh Villa design concept was inspired from vernacular architecture and contemporary building technology. Our design principles include:- Architecture and landscape should be harmonized.- Bringing nature into living spaces.- Unique living spaces reminding traditional architecture.- Maximize enery saving and protect the environment.Save this picture!Courtesy of Hoang Thuc HaoTherefore, We have created a house with soft, semi-open spaces. Garden, courtyard, void and living spaces are intertwined, bringing nature into the house. The house is low with slope roof hiding in the shades of trees.Save this picture!Courtesy of Hoang Thuc HaoEvery room has two sides opening to the outside, optimizing natural lighting and ventilation. Even though it was designed in contemporary architecture, Flexible and open living spaces remind of Vernacular houses with veranda, shades, human scale architecture, creating warm and relaxing gathering spaces for the family. Save this picture!Courtesy of Hoang Thuc HaoDong Anh Villa has been built in traditional construction methods together with application of modern technologies to resolve sustainable and green design issues. The east and west facades of the house are more closed while the south one is behind a large set back to attract south-east wind.Save this picture!Section 1The small water feature in front of the house cools down the air before going into the house. Smart electricity system and solar panels help effectively save energy for Dong Anh villa.Save this picture!Courtesy of Hoang Thuc HaoProject gallerySee allShow lessSCI-Arc Offers Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media Post Professional ProgramMiscFebruary ABI Reports “Nominal Increase” in Design ActivityArchitecture News Share Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of Hoang Thuc Hao+ 22 Share “COPY” Photographs Projects Architects: Hoang Thuc Hao Area Area of this architecture project 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/607500/dong-anh-villa-hoang-thuc-hao Clipboard Dong Anh Villa / Hoang Thuc HaoSave this projectSaveDong Anh Villa / Hoang Thuc Hao Year: last_img read more

Why no Yankee baseball in Haiti?

first_imgBy Isabelle L. PapillonOur elders fought the [U.S.] occupation and resisted the introduction of baseball. Now people who do not want to defend the values of [Haiti] at any price, except to make money by whatever means, have decided to implant baseball in the ground still soaked with the blood of Charlemagne Péralte, Benoit Batraville and all the valiant peasant cacos, without forgetting the “little soldier” Pierre Sully. [Trans. note: Péralte was a martyred hero of Haitian resistance to U.S. occupation, assassinated in 1919 by U.S. Marines. Batraville was another resistance martyr. The “cacos” and Sully were popular resistance fighters.]The first U.S. occupation in Haiti lasted only 19 years (1915-1934). Three years ago, Haitian progressives found it necessary to commemorate the centennial of this shameful occupation of our country. [But] the Americans occupied for a long time without ever shaping us to their liking.Haiti is the only country occupied by the Yankees to have resolutely resisted the practice of baseball, the traditional American sport. Haitians who respect themselves, Haitians who are worthy, should applaud the fact that the Yankee occupants could not inculcate us, let alone impose their sporting mores on us.The Haitian people in a sense should feel proud of having made a difference, as Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Venezuela, all suffered the fate of being occupied by the Yankees and embracing the game introduced by the Yankee Marines. Haiti was the exception!Businessmen now promoting baseball Why, since 2017, have a group of Haitian and Dominican businessmen decided to set up a project to prepare dozens of children and young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods, to develop baseball in border areas [between Haiti and the Dominican Republic]?Why this strange initiative aiming to implant baseball in Haiti, the country which so resisted it? Why not take on soccer, the national sport of the country, which has been trampled underfoot for a long time, even retreating, while other countries are making progress?Very recently on Radio Zénith, former Sen. Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aimé of Fanmi Lavalas declared that “one of his priorities at the moment is to help develop baseball in Ouanaminthe [a major border city], so that our young people can sign a big contract.”Dumbfounded, shocked, I couldn’t believe my ears. By chance did the senator fall from another planet?Aren’t [these businessmen] traitors, like Conzé, who killed Péralte? Conzé, who shamefully and treacherously conspired with the Yankee Hanneken to assassinate our national glory! [Marine Sgt. Herman H. Hanneken, a spy master, bought Jean Baptiste Conzé, a caco lieutenant, for $2,000 in cash and the promise of the rank of officer.]Isn’t such a “priority” on the part of the senator and his pro-baseball, pro-Dominican, pro-U.S. co-religionists trampling the country’s history? What are the interests that led these people to take such an initiative to the detriment of our own history as a colonized, dominated and occupied people to this day?Why can’t we be ourselves without copying others? Our national sport being soccer, why do these crooked businessmen and politicians not invest in our national sport in order to greatly improve it, so that we not only have quality players but also a competitive national team?What traitorous hand is behind this initiative? Is it a way to trample the memory of our elders, the cacos, who refused to submit to learning this game promoted by Yankees?In other words, is this another way of exploiting our youth in the same way that the subcontractors exploited workers who worked in the baseball factories?Yes, we must remember: there was a time when 10 baseball factories dotted Port-au-Prince. At the time, Haiti was one of the biggest exporters of baseballs. See the irony: a nation that doesn’t play baseball but which exports every year more than 20 million baseballs.In a 2004 New York Times article, a baseball factory worker revealed that “after making the first two or three balls every week, they’ve already paid my salary. ”Baseball — business of big bucks For a long time, the Dominican and Haitian bourgeoisies have got along well to carefully manage their mutual financial interests. It is therefore not surprising that Dominicans and Haitians are coming together to promote baseball in Haiti. You can bet that behind this beautiful union lies a business of big bucks, millions of dollars.In July 2017, a first meeting was held that had the support of the president of the Dominican Baseball Federation, Héctor Pereyra, and several senior executives of U.S. Major League Baseball. From June 30 to July 14, 2017, coaches and professional baseball players from the Dominican Republic, under the leadership of the Haitian Baseball Association, visited Haiti to run a clinic for young baseball players.A second meeting is scheduled for August 2018. The program will be launched next July in Juana Méndez de Dajabón (Dominican Republic) and Ouanaminthe (Haiti). According to the organizers, the main sports authorities of both countries have been invited.The Jack Brewer Foundation [a U.S. corporate charity] … has taken the opportunity to support the first baseball league whose first field was built at Croix des Bouquets.  This foundation has stated, “Haiti could achieve much more in baseball than the Dominicans were able to get out of it.”Professional baseball players from the Dominican Republic, including Marino Paul, one of the Dominican coaches of Haitian origin, train young Haitians in the service of the Haitian Baseball Association. Seymour Coffy, president of the International Baseball Academy in Haiti, has also met with the president of the Dominican Olympic Committee, Luis Mejía Oviedo, and with Héctor (Tito) Pereyra, president of the Dominican Baseball Federation.Coffy expressed pleasure with the support received from sports authorities in the Dominican Republic, especially the baseball authorities, to promote “this discipline” in Haiti.There is nothing sporting about the practice of baseball in this country, which defiles this great history that Haiti is the only country occupied by the U.S. that has not been spoiled by the number one sport of the occupying forces.This article from Haïti-Liberté, June 27 edition, was translated by G. Dunkel.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

McKinney Church hosts study day event

first_imgLinkedin Twitter TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless ReddIt Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Linkedin Connie Beltran Previous articleTCU falls to No. 3 Notre Dame, 88-72Next articleHomeowners upset with students parking in neighborhood Connie Beltran RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Students prepping for research symposium Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Students paint bacteria in cross campus learning Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Connie Beltran is a senior at TCU majoring in journalism and minoring in French. She covers the College of Education and the College of Science and Engineering for TCU 360. + posts Twitter Boykin, Doctson among 14 football players graduating Saturday ReddIt Art, science departments to continue zoo enrichment course Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Facebook Facebook printStudents attend Study Day event in May. (Courtesy Photo)One local church invited college students for a day of studying, games and free food as finals approach.McKinney Church hosted its Study Day event on Thursday from noon until midnight. The event was open to all college students.Ernie Bonnoitt, the college pastor at McKinney Church, said the event is part of the college ministry, Encounter, which looks for ways to help students around the area.“We know that finals are a very stressful time for college students,” Bonnoitt wrote in an email. “It’s an opportunity to bless them and show them that this church really does care about college students.”For studying, the church provided quiet study spaces, group work rooms and tutoring. Students had access to free food and a coffee bar throughout the day. There were also service dogs to help relieve stress, free massages, movies, games and prizes. The event ended with an optional worship service.To help students attend the Study Day event, shuttle buses went from the Brown-Lupton University Union to the church every 30 minutes.Tien Nguyen, a junior business major, said she was planning on attending the Study Day event for the second time.Nguyen said the church provides many resources and activities to help students study and relax.Since the spring of 2014, McKinney Church has hosted the event every semester before finals.McKinney Church is located in Arborlawn Dr. in Fort Worth. For more information, visit http://www.mckinneychurch.com/studyday. Courtesy Photolast_img read more

Caltech Honors Innovators with Significant CO2 Reduction Technologies

first_imgScience and Technology Caltech Honors Innovators with Significant CO2 Reduction Technologies From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | 12:28 pm Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Business Newscenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute has honored five innovators with creative solutions to cutting CO2 emissions. Recognizing the need for substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to reduce the risks of climate change, this year’s recipients of the Resonate Awards for sustainability have developed an array of technologies aimed at cutting the largest sources of them.The honorees have addressed three key areas in which technological innovations can have a significant impact on reducing energy-related emissions that are driving climate change.1. Tackling inefficiencies in current systems is the goal of two of the recipients, who have developed new materials and technologies that can cut energy use and the associated C02 emissions. One breakthrough enables smart windows for better building energy management and another dramatically reduces the energy required for cellular networks and devices.2. A second focus is on innovations that make possible clean energies which emit no C02. These include new battery, solar, and fuel cell advancements facilitating adoption of alternative fuels and transportation technologies.3. A third, and often overlooked way of attachking C02 emissions, is in the strategic use of waste as a resource. Here, one of the awardees has targeted industrial processes that put out a lot of C02 waste (such as steel manufacturing). His team has created a new process that consumes waste C02 from flue gas along with an industrial byproduct that would have otherwise been land-filled to make a valuable industrial product.“These talented scientists are producing innovations that make a tremendous positive impact on the environment. The goal of the Resonate Awards is to focus attention on creative people tackling these very tough problems,” said Harry Atwater, Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science and Director of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, as well as the founder of the Resonate Awards program at Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute.”This year’s Resonate Award winners are (in alphabetical order):Yi Cui (Stanford University, USA): Resonate Award recipient for engineering enhanced batteries and other sustainable energy related devices through innovations in nanotechnology.Joel L. Dawson (Eta Devices, USA): Resonate Award recipient for innovations solving key power challenges in the cellular communications industry.Tsutomu Ioroi (Research Institute of Electrochemical Energy / AIST, Japan): Resonate Award recipient for innovating enhanced materials for next-generation fuel cells.Mika Järvinen (Aalto University, Finland): Resonate Award recipient for pioneering a CO2 sequestration process that converts a low-value steel- manufacturing by-product into a valuable resource for industry.Delia J. Milliron (University of Texas at Austin, USA): Resonate Award recipient for leveraging nanomaterials to improve the carbon reduction capabilities of smart windows.“The challenges in sustainability are becoming increasing visible on many fronts -– from the Vatican to new government agreements and plans in the lead up to the upcoming Paris Cop21 climate talks,” said Dr. Neil Fromer, Executive Director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute. “These awards shine a light on a wide range of new technology solutions designed to meet these challenges.”About The Resnick Sustainability InstituteThe Resnick Sustainability Institute is Caltech’s studio focused on those breakthroughs that can positively alter the sustainability of our world. It marries bold creativity and deep scientific knowledge to encourage orthogonal thinking and original ideas. The Institute works with some of the world’s top and emerging scientists – both at Caltech and beyond. Current projects include research into energy generation –- such as advanced photovoltaics, photoelectrochemical solar fuels, and cellulosic biofuels; energy conversion work on batteries and fuel cells; and energy efficiency and management such as fuel efficient vehicles, green chemical synthesis, thermoelectric materials, and advanced research on electrical grid control and distribution.About CaltechCaltech is a world-renowned research and education institution focused on science and engineering, where faculty and students pursue new knowledge about our world and search for the kinds of bold and innovative advances that will transform our future.The scientific, engineering, and technological contributions of Caltech’s faculty and alumni have earned national and international recognition, including 33 Nobel Prizes. Caltech’s 300 professorial faculty members offer a rigorous science and engineering curriculum to approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 1,300 graduate students, providing one of the nation’s lowest student-to-faculty ratios.Caltech’s 124-acre campus is located in Pasadena, California. The Institute manages the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for NASA, and owns and operates large-scale research facilities such as the Seismological Laboratory and a global network of astronomical observatories that includes the Palomar Observatory and the W. M. Keck Observatory. Caltech is an independent, privately supported institution. Community Newslast_img read more

Vehicular Traffic Returning to Rose Bowl Loop on May 27

first_img Make a comment 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Government Vehicular Traffic Returning to Rose Bowl Loop on May 27 Costs to keep the roads around the stadium closed to vehicles soared to $145,000 a month By EDDIE RIVERA and ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 1:34 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News More Cool Stuff Community News Photo by James CarboneDue to rising costs, vehicular traffic will return to the Rose Loop on May 27.At Monday’s City Council meeting, Brenda Harvey Williams reported that extra costs associated with closing the loop to vehicular traffic caused the price to soar from a projected $43,000 a month to a whopping $145,000 a month.“On Wednesday when the loop opened police and fire required more safety measures which required the monthly cost to climb to $145,000 directly in the opposite direction than council wanted,” Harvey Williams told the City Council.The extra costs came from emergency barricades and equipment needed to pedestrian safety and emergency vehicle access. Those protocols have to be in place 24 hours a day. The original cost estimate had the protocols in place from 5 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.Williams told the council that the number of people actually using the loop was “significantly lower than anticipated.”According to a previous staff report, more than 2,000 people typically use the loop daily.But only about 2,500 people have visited the loop since it reopened last Wednesday, about 1,000 of those people were there on Sunday.“I was surprised by the lack of activity, I thought there was going to be a huge surge,” Tornek said.Staff will continue to monitor the loop.Visitors also tended to use the curbs and walkways around the Rose Bowl rather than spreading out into the open streets, said Williams.The Council eventually accepted the staff recommendation to reopen the loop area to vehicular traffic and re-opening the parking lots, while still encouraging mask usage and social distancing, after Memorial Day Weekend.Mayor Tornek asked Williams why the City was even waiting to re-open the loop to traffic, considering the cost.‘We could just open it back up tomorrow,” he said. The Council eventually agreed with the staff recommendation to re-open the Loop and parking areas on May 27. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Top of the News Community News HerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more