Dominant Springbok flanker extends Ulster deal until 2022

first_imgWednesday Feb 6, 2019 Dominant Springbok flanker extends Ulster deal until 2022 Marcell Coetzee’s playing time with the Springboks has been limited due to a move abroad and a number of injuries over the past three years, but he’s still determined to wear green and gold again, despite today signing a three-year contract extension with his club, Ulster. ADVERTISEMENTThe 27-year-old will stay at Kingspan Stadium until at least the summer of 2022 as he today put pen to paper on a contract extension.After suffering numerous injuries, his form this season has been superb and he’s started 17 of Ulster’s 20 matches to date, picking up two tries. More significantly, he’s topped Ulster’s charts for the highest number of carries, tackles and turnovers won in both the Champions Cup and PRO14.Coetzee, who has earned 28 caps for South Africa, says that he’s delighted to be committing his future to Ulster:“First of all, I want to thank the players, staff and supporters of Ulster Rugby for standing by my side over the past three seasons. It was a really tough mental and physical battle for me with the injuries, but I’m grateful for the support I had during that time and I’m determined to repay the faith shown in me.“I can’t wait to see what the next three years hold for me and my wife personally, and for the club. We have a young, hungry squad that is clearly moving in the right direction under our coaching team. We have a lot of hard work to do, but I know that the entire organisation is focused on delivering success.”Springbok AmbitionsADVERTISEMENTThe loose forward, equally adept anywhere in the back row, recently said that he still wants to represent the Boks.“I’m very passionate about playing for the Boks,” he said. “Once you’ve had a taste of playing in the green and gold, it’s like an addiction and you just want to experience more and more.“The one thing I can say is that if I should ever get the call-up, I’d jump at the chance. I’m still so passionate about the Springbok jersey and so all I can do is ensure that I’m performing well enough to be ready if the opportunity comes around again.”While Rassie Erasmus has eased the rules on overseas player selections, Coetzee would likely only make it to the Rugby World Cup in Japan should there be injuries to the incumbent Springbok loose forwards.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… 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 TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

2 Courtyard House / Robertson Design

first_imgCopyHouses•Houston, United States Projects United States 2 Courtyard House / Robertson DesignSave this projectSave2 Courtyard House / Robertson Design Architects: Robertson Design Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Area:  4200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRobertson DesignOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHoustonUnited StatesPublished on February 10, 2019Cite: “2 Courtyard House / Robertson Design” 10 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore 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 Houses Lead Architects: “COPY”center_img Manufacturers: Rieder Group, Delta Light, Hevi-Lite, Miele, RAM Windows ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910934/2-courtyard-house-robertson-design Clipboard Photographs:  JR Woody Photography, Vivi Nguyen, Jack Thompson, Christopher Robertson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2 Courtyard House / Robertson Design Christopher Robertson, Vivi Nguyen Robertson ArchDaily Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupConcrete Facade – öko skinEmployee:Michael VivianoCity:HoustonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© JR Woody PhotographyText description provided by the architects. A fairly simple building, this house has two distinctive features, the 35-foot cantilever of the 2nd floor and the atypical site plan with dual courtyards substituted for the traditional suburban backyard. Both of these features are a direct result of 3 fairly prosaic goals: the client’s desire for privacy, an efficient use of the pie-shaped lot, and a façade that isn’t dominated by a garage door. Layered over these requests is the architect’s inclination to create a highly controlled and beautiful entry experience. The building itself consists of 2 (roughly) rectangular volumes that are connected by a glazed hallway.Save this picture!© Jack ThompsonThe public spaces are all contained in the single-floor eastern volume, while the 2-story western volume houses the private portions of the program. The large cantilever places program to the extents of the buildable area while still allowing proper vehicular circulation for a side facing garage door. To enter the house one goes through the gate that is under the large expanse of the cantilever and then passes through the first courtyard that is just behind the front concrete wall.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!SectionsThe actual entry door is in the hallway that connects the volumes and divides the courtyards. This hallway exists in a somewhat ambiguous state between interior and exterior space as its materiality and ceiling plane is continuous with that of the covered exterior spaces that are adjacent to both courtyards. Once inside, one passes between the two courtyards before entering the large volume of the living space. Save this picture!© Jack ThompsonSave this picture!© Jack ThompsonProject gallerySee allShow lessHillside Sanctuary / Hoedemaker PfeifferSelected ProjectsSOM Breaks Ground on Alárò City in NigeriaArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910934/2-courtyard-house-robertson-design Clipboard Save this picture!© JR Woody Photography+ 18Curated by Martita Vial Share 2017last_img read more

Kozu House / Martin Gomez Arquitectos

first_img Lead Architects: Kozu House / Martin Gomez Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeMartin Gomez ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLa BarraUruguayPublished on October 04, 2019Cite: “Kozu House / Martin Gomez Arquitectos” [Casa kozu / Martin Gomez Arquitectos] 04 Oct 2019. 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925828/kozu-house-martin-gomez-arquitectos Clipboard Area:  467 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925828/kozu-house-martin-gomez-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Daniela Mac Adden+ 26Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, BoConcept, Bosch, Adobe, Darko Lighting, Landarte, Pla, Trimble Navigation Kozu House / Martin Gomez ArquitectosSave this projectSaveKozu House / Martin Gomez Arquitectos Houses Architects: Martin Gomez Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Projects Uruguaycenter_img 2015 Photographs:  Daniela Mac Adden Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Martin Gomez, Domingo Miranda Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyHouses•La Barra, Uruguay ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  “COPY” Products used in this ProjectArmchairsBoConceptFly Lounge Chair L023ArmchairsBoConceptImola Lounge Chair L002Dining tablesBoConceptMilano Table T013Construction Company:PlanixLighting:Lucia UriosteLandscaping:Martin Gomez ArquitectosCity:La BarraCountry:UruguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenText description provided by the architects. This house was designed for a couple who has lived in different countries and chose La Barra to build their shelter in the world, a place where they could go from leisure to musical recordings, which is why the house was designed with a special room with all the needs of a professional recording room. The house, developed in two volumes that articulate a large garden/patio with a pool, consists of different spaces: four comfortable bedrooms, a playroom, a writing-room to think music with a view of the sea through the forest and a large living room with an incorporated kitchen. Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe completely free and open floor to the four cardinal points takes advantage of the different lights of the day and the amazing views that change as one travels the home, the house seems to be flying between the branches of the maritime pines with the Atlantic ocean in its background. The house is in the middle of an impressive maritime pine forest identical to those on the southern coast of France over the Mediterranean. The fact that the house is so open gives the feeling of living in full contact with these trees that serve as shutters, giving privacy to the interior spaces. Achieving a total interaction between the two media, the natural one and the one created by us, was the focus of the project. Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenSave this picture!View Section and Cross SectionSave this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe main volume of three concrete floors has a simple and easy-to-read design, with very few horizontal circulations. A central staircase crowned by a huge skylight organizes the room. The hall is clad in impeccably polished and laid mahogany wood. The basement floor, which is at garden level, has a playroom, a cinema room and the engine room with deposits. The middle floor, the private level of the house, consists of the bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Finally, the upper floor, the social floor, consists of a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, and a desk. Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe secondary volume, located on the street level, houses on the ground floor a garage for two cars and motorcycles, a professional recording studio, kitchenette, and bathroom. On the top floor are the terrace with the barbecue area, a large deck with a swimming pool, dressing room and sauna. The ambiance of the interiors is given by a mixture of elements of contemporary and Nordic design, achieving a modern look, but at the same time warm, being able to feel comfortable in both winter and summer.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenProject gallerySee allShow lessAbove and Beyond Aesthetics, Suspended Ceilings Can Improve Occupant Comfort and Aco…ArticlesHouse in Shiraiwa / 2id ArchitectsSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Depaul Trust capitalises on David Blaine stunt

first_img  53 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Depaul Trust is using illusionist David Blaine’s stunt in a box suspended over the Thames to highlight the dangers faced by homeless people.The Trust’s advertising agency Publicis is running a poster campaign on sites donated by media agencies. The poster reads “Living in a box without food? Sounds familiar.” It first appeared on an advertising van as Blaine entered his box and it is now on display around London. According to Third Sector, a passer-by donated £4,000 after seeing the poster on the first night.Dave Redfern, director of fundraising at Depaul Trust said: “David Blaine’s feats of endurance are truly remarkable but some people live on the streets for months or even years with no end in sight… It’s not easy living in a box when the abuse starts. David Blaine is protected in his, has security guards and is out of reach from physical harm. Young people who have to sleep on the streets face a far more terrifying ordeal and often don’t get any sleep at all because they are so scared.” Advertisement Depaul Trust capitalises on David Blaine stunt Howard Lake | 24 September 2003 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Individual giving Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

Students get the chance to turn their business ideas into a reality

first_imgprintThe Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition provides mentors networking opportunities and cash grants for winners as it helps undergraduate students turn their business ideas into a reality.This competition is open to students of all majors. Even if a student is not a part of the business school, they can utilize the entrepreneurship center just the same.“If you have a great idea, let us help you,” the director of the Values and Ventures competition, Matthew Smilor said. “Come up to the entrepreneurship center. We’d love to discuss that with you or take you to the next level. We want all the colleges to be involved.”Each business in the competition must possess a value component to enter. An example of this is “TOMS”, which uses the money they receive from each pair of shoes sold to give back to the community.“The idea of having a for-profit company that has a social responsibility and a social need to give back is lacking and that’s why this was started,” Smilor said. “We want to encourage that you can make money, while doing good.”Two TCU students, Nik Hall and Garrett Adair, placed as honorable mentions in the April 2015 Values and Ventures competition. Their business is called Vitafive and it sends personalized gummy packs to your door on a four-week subscription.Hall and Adair said that the competition was a great experience and helped them tremendously.“Values and Ventures got our feet wet and helped us with investor presentations later in the summer,” Adair said.After Hall and Adair created their business plan, they received a mentor in pharmaceuticals and used the entrepreneurship center to build their presentation. Hall and Adair said that the competition pushed them to transition their ideas.“It made us go into research and find out what the real problems were,” Hall said. “The idea before the presentation was completely different than what it is now.”Adair and Hall will be launching their business Jan. 1. They have five charities lined up for once their business begins making revenue.Values and Ventures began in 2011. Over the course of those five years they have given over $250,000 to winners and over $250,000 of support from the Fort Worth community to the winners as well.First place receives $25,000, second place receives $15,000, third place receives $10,000, fourth place receives $5,000 and six honorable mentions receive $2,500.This year’s competition will be held April 8 and 9. TCU will have preliminary rounds in March to determine which team will represent them. Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Students share stories of discrimination ReddIt Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ Facebook Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ ReddIt Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Sophia is a senior broadcast journalism and communication studies double major. She is currently writing and producing stories for TCU 360 and TCU News Now. Linkedin TCU may become a smoke and tobacco-free campus + posts Sophia Doumani Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ TCU students Nik Hall (left) and Garrett Adair (right) in the April 2015 Values and Ventures competition. Linkedin Facebook Twitter Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ Previous articleMental HealthierNext articleFrogs look to continue winning streak at Kansas State Sophia Doumani RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rec Center fighting stigma of women and weight lifting Winter weather causes health concerns Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

A Change of Order

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / A Change of Order  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The votes are in for one of the most closely fought and followed midterm elections in the U.S. While the Republicans have retained control of the Senate, the Democrats won control of the House according to the latest reports. From rent control and home construction to tax cuts and an eye on spending, voters made their decisions based on the issues that impacted them the most this election. We break down the trends we saw during this election and how the results are likely to play out for housing and mortgage. Record NumbersThis midterm election is being hailed as one that has seen a maximum voter turnout since 1914. According to an NPR report that cited data from the University of Florida, if early voting makes up a third of the total vote, the turnout would amount to 114 million people or almost 48.5 percent. It could also be that early vote totals make up more than 33 percent. Early voting in Arizona, Nevada, and Texas were higher than the entire total vote cast in those states in 2014. While each state had governors’ races, Texas had a Senate race too.Down to the WireAs the first polls closed at 6 p.m. EST, all eyes were peeled on the results that will determine the fate of the U.S. House where Democrats needed to win 23 seats currently held by GOP seats to take control. For the U.S. Senate Democrats needed two GOP-held seats to gain control. In Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, the founder of Gateway Mortgage won the gubernatorial race against Democrat Drew Edmondson. While at Gateway, Stitt was a member of the National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA), a Five Star trade association representing 90 percent of the mortgage market.“I congratulate the voters of Oklahoma for electing Kevin as their next Governor,” said Ed Delgado, President, and CEO of The Five Star Institute.“They have voted for someone whose strong business acumen helped propel a business he founded in 2000 into a nationwide mortgage company and will also help to strengthen Oklahoma’s economy.”In Ohio, Richard Cordray, the former Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection lost to Republican Mike DeWine who was elected Governor of the state.What Voters Want“I believe keeping taxes lower while cutting spending will help the economy grow,” Aric Gorman, a 21-year-old voter from Sand Springs, Oklahoma told New York Times. Gorman said that he was supporting Kevin Stitt, a Republican candidate for Governor and Mark Myles, a Democrat for Attorney General. “Myles will stay tough on crime, but he will also be compassionate to those with addictions who need and want help. Stitt will help our economy. His business endeavors speak for him,” he said. While Gorman is bullish on taxes, voters in California, along with seven other states weighed the option of more construction versus new tenant protection when they cast their votes on Tuesday. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” Nick Fish, a Portland, Oregon, city commissioner and former Vice Chairman of the city’s housing authority told Pew’s Stateline. “The public wants to see action,” Fish said. “There’s a growing sense of urgency.”At stake according to Stateline are issues such as housing affordability, rent control, and in California, Proposition 1, which is also known as the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act. Proposition 1 would allow California to sell $4 billion in general obligation bonds to fund existing affordable housing programs for low-income people, veterans and farmworkers. If passed, most of the funds— $3 billion — will go toward existing affordable housing programs and $1 billion would go to veteran housing programs.The Fate of GSEs and Affordable HousingAfter a decade under the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA’s) conservatorship, the current administration has indicated its intentions to end the conservatorship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.While it is possible for the conservatorship to be unwound in the next couple of years regardless of the election result, Democrats taking control of the House means that they’ll look to build language into the agreement that provides funds for affordable housing and offers expanded credit provisions for underserved borrowers. The size and scope of the GSEs are also expected to change.Rick Sharga, EVP, Carrington Mortgage Holding recently told DS News that the Republicans and Democrats also have widely different views and approach on the challenge of affordable housing and how to solve it. Democrats have lobbied for more funding to help low-income families pay for housing and have proposed a variety of other programs to reduce housing costs, ranging from rent control to tax incentives for builders to construct more affordable units. With Democrats in the House, the industry can also expect them to ask the administration “to build millions of units across the country, or creating a pool of federal funds to reward states that build more housing stock.” Sharga said. Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Tagged with: Act elections Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac GSE House HOUSING Rent Senate Tenants Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Previous: The Mental Impact of Housing Next: An Eye on Foreclosure Prevention Act elections Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac GSE House HOUSING Rent Senate Tenants 2018-11-06 Radhika Ojha About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago A Change of Order Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe November 6, 2018 2,765 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Gardai gave Daniel special letter to perform at nursing homes

first_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Daniel O’Donnell says gardai gave him a letter to allow him to travel to nursing homes around Donegal to entertain residents.Cocooners in community hospitals across the county have been treated to surprise concerts in their gardens during the lockdown.Daniel says the idea came to him one day:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/dadfgdfgdfniel10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – May 26, 2020 center_img Gardai gave Daniel special letter to perform at nursing homes Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleGang of youths wanted after digger smashed in BurnfootNext articleLetterkenny Gardai hosting outdoor Bingo event! News Highland Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Government plans healthy eating diet

first_imgThe Government is to draw up a food and health action plan aimed atencouraging people to eat a better diet. It is being co-ordinated by the Department of Health (DoH) along with theDepartment of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the food industry andconsumer groups. The DoH estimates that up to a third of deaths from cancer and heart disease– the country’s two biggest killers – could be prevented by eating a betterdiet. Since 1980, the number of people deemed obese has risen from 6 per cent ofmen and 8 per cent of women, to 21 per cent of both sexes in 2000. Ministers believe co-ordinated action on diet and nutrition could contributeto improved health in other areas, by reducing hypertension and helping toprevent diabetes and obesity. The plan will address food production, manufacture and preparation, accessto healthier food and providing information for consumers about healthy eatingand nutrition. www.defra.gov.uk/farm/sustain Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Government plans healthy eating dietOn 1 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Thunderbird Show Park Cancels 2021 Nations Cup

first_imgA member of the North and Central American and Caribbean division of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ series, Thunderbird Show Park has announced the cancellation of the 2021 CSIO5* Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Canada, originally scheduled to run during the venue’s Odlum Brown BC Open tournament on 6 June 2021.The cancellation comes as a result of a Provincial Health Authority announcement made 19 April, extending British Columbia’s current health order in response to the ongoing global pandemic.“With the announcement from the Provincial Health Authority extending and adding to the current restrictions, it is with great regret we are unable to host the Canadian Premier and Odlum Brown BC Open,” said Chris Pack, President of Thunderbird Show Park. “Instead, we’ll pivot and plan for a 3-week tournament series in June and July, adding an extra week before our West Coast Classic and Western Family tournaments, and a three-week tournament series as planned in August.”With five decades of history hosting high performance sport, Thunderbird Show Park, located in Langley, BC, hosted its first Nations Cup event in 2016 and its first CSIO5* in 2018. By the end of that year, the venue was awarded the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ for a three-year term. The most historic team event in show jumping, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Canada has provided some memorable moments in Langley, among them a hometown victory for Team Canada in 2019. That team consisted of Lisa Carlsen, Mario Deslauriers, Nicole Walker and Tiffany Foster, who grew up showing at tbird.“We’d like to thank Longines as well as the BC Open’s title sponsor Odlum Brown for their continued support of our venue,” Pack said. “The BC Open and the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Canada have become highlight events on our calendar at tbird, and we all greatly look forward to their return in 2022.”Thunderbird Show Park has not hosted competition since the venue’s CSI2* Harvest Welcome in October 2020, which was the only FEI competition in Canada last year. The venue plans to add events to its calendar later this summer, pending further easing of restrictions.“We know this is the right choice for our community, and we appreciate everyone’s continued support,” Pack said. “We will release more details about entering the new third week in July in the near future.”For more information on Thunderbird Show Park, including the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Canada, visit tbird.ca. Tags: Thunderbird Show Park, Odlum Brown BC Open, tbird, Canadian Premier, CSIO5* Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Canada, Provincial Health Authority, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Email* More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP last_img read more

My Career

first_imgRobert Winters, co-owner, Tapa Bakehouse & Coffeehouse, GlasgowYou’re from New Zealand originally, so how did you end up running an organic bakery and coffee shop in Glasgow?It’s a complicated story. Back in New Zealand, I was a trade union official and my wife, Virginia Webb, was a policy advisor. We decided to take a career break to do some travelling, and ended up in Scotland. We liked the place so much, we decided to stay. I’ve always been an enthusiastic home baker and we are both really into coffee – New Zealand coffee shops are way ahead of those in Britain in terms of quality – so we decided to set up a bakery and a café. Tapa Bakehouse launched in 2003, selling organic bread such as sourdough, focaccia and rye bread.We then developed a wholesale business to delis, food halls and restaurants, and started attending farmers’ markets. We opened the 60-seater Tapa Coffeehouse three months ago and employ 24 people.What formal bakery training have you had to date?I did a year-long National Certificate in Baking at the local college, which taught me the fundamentals, and I’ve learned a lot from books and the internet. I’ve also had some great advice from Andrew Whitley at Bread Matters and the team at the Lighthouse Bakery. Most of what I’ve learned has come from trying out different recipes at home and learning on the job. I’m passionate about using organic ingredients and I’ve developed recipes without additives, improvers, fat and sugar. We employ six bakers now and I’ve helped train them all, passing on the knowledge I’ve built up.What’s your role in the company?We’ve employed a master baker from Hungary, who has brought some fantastic skills to the business, so I’m less hands-on than before. I’ve taken on more of a general manager role, helping with training, new product development and the overall direction of the business. I’m keen for staff to take ownership of their roles. For example, one of our bakers is being trained to look after new products and another is responsible for wholesale. It’s a similar story with the coffee shop staff. We are looking at ways of developing this further, with staff able to buy equity in the company so that, if it performs well, they will benefit.What’s the secret of your success?We have an eye for detail and are never happy with what we have achieved. Our products are great and people love them, but it’s impossible to produce the perfect loaf. There’s always something you can improve on.last_img read more