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OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgOK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw)  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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RW picks England’s 31-man squad

first_img It’s a standard split of 17 forwards and 14 backs and the selected players come from a spread of Aviva Premiership clubs. Saracens and Bath have made the largest contributions; just under half of the final squad.ForwardsLancaster named three hookers: Jamie George, Rob Webber and Tom Youngs. Banned Dylan Hartley has not been included, but Lancaster refused to rule out a return to the squad in the event of injury.As expected, Dan Cole will be the lynchpin of the front row, one of seven players in the team with World Cup experience. He is joined by David Wilson, Joe Marler and Mako Vunipola. Northampton Saint Kieran Brookes is the least experienced prop in the squad, but has shown promise in the 2014 autumn Internationals and 2015 Six Nations.Courtney Lawes, Geoff Parling, Joe Launchbury and George Kruis were named in the second row.As expected: England Captain Chris Robshaw and James Haskell make it The final 31-man England squad revealed on 27 August is a young one. With an average age of 26, only three of the squad have over 50 England caps. Seven of the selected men have accrued ten or less caps for their country. By Taylor Heyman LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Captain Chris Robshaw and James Haskell were no surprises in the back row. Billy Vunipola and Tom Wood secured their places with good performances in the run-up.Ben Morgan edged out Nick Easter, securing his place with a solid return to form following his broken leg earlier in the season. Dave Attwood and Calum Clarke also missed out.BacksScrum-half choices were as expected; Danny Care, Ben Youngs and Richard Wigglesworth offer Lancaster good options.England scrum-halves: Danny Care, Ben Youngs and Richard WigglesworthOwen Farrell and George Ford were selected as expected at fly-half, with Henry Slade offering another option. His ability to play well at both ten and 12 have given him the edge in selection.Joining Slade in the centres are Brad Barritt, Jonathan Joseph and Sam Burgess.Without doubt the biggest upset in the selection was Luther Burrell being dropped in favour of Sam Burgess, the ex-league player with one international cap. So how does this squad compare with the lineup Rugby World predicted? Find out who we would have picked on the next page.center_img First World Cup: Sam Burgess and Anthony WatsonCompetition for the back three was intense. Mike Brown, Alex Goode, Jonny May, Jack Nowell and Anthony Watson were selected. Danny Cipriani lost out to Alex Goode, who like Cipriani, can play at fly-half if needed.England’s 31-man squadProps: Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints, 10 caps), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 51 caps), Joe Marler (Harlequins, 32 caps), Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 22 caps), David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 43 caps)Hookers: Jamie George (Saracens, 1 cap), Rob Webber (Bath Rugby, 13 caps)Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 23 caps)Second Rows: George Kruis (Saracens, 8 caps), Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 23 caps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 39 caps), Geoff Parling (Exeter Chiefs, 24 caps)Back Rows: James Haskell (Wasps, 60 caps), Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 28 caps), Chris Robshaw (captain, Harlequins, 38 caps), Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 18 caps), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 37 caps)Scrum-halves: Danny Care (Harlequins, 52 caps), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 22 caps), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 48 caps)Fly-halves: Owen Farrell (Saracens, 30 caps), George Ford (Bath Rugby, 12 caps)Centres: Brad Barritt (Saracens, 22 caps), Sam Burgess (Bath Rugby, 1 cap), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 12 caps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 1 cap)Back Three: Mike Brown, (Harlequins, 38 caps), Alex Goode (Saracens, 18 caps), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 15 caps), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 10 caps) England’s 39-man squad at their last training session before Lancaster’s final selection 1. Introduction2. Rugby World’s predicted England Squad 2015Page 1 of 2 – Show Full ListIntroductionRugby World’s predicted England Squad 2015last_img read more

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How colleges must collaborate to lift up the communities just outside…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate June 28, 2018 at 9:19 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University Newark and Gordon Gee, President, West Virginia University. This article first published on theconversation.com.From the editors: Universities teach and research, but what impact do they – and should they – have on their local communities?We asked the leaders of Rutgers University – Newark and West Virginia University to explain their take on this issue given the considerable challenges each of their surrounding communities face.Nancy Cantor, Chancellor Rutgers University – NewarkThe statistics are dramatic.Nancy CantorNewark is a city with Fortune 500 companies and other corporate headquarters such as Audible, and yet only 18 percent of its residents hold one of the city’s approximately 140,000 jobs. Sixty percent of the jobs in Newark are held by whites from the suburbs. Newark has $4-billion of capital investment pouring into its downtown, and yet the rate of homeownership for its residents is 21 percent, compared to the national average of 63 percent: Rates of eviction here are among the highest in the country.Our university’s motto is that we are not just “in Newark but of Newark,” which is why this next data point hits home particularly hard. Despite having six institutions of higher education in or bordering the city, only 17 percent of Newark residents have post-secondary degrees.What we as a university should do to change the map of access and opportunity is not a rhetorical question.Gordon Gee, President West Virginia UniversityWhile Newark and West Virginia may seem very different, we actually share many economic and social challenges, and our universities share a similar commitment to overcoming them.Gordon GeeHere, the urgent need for change stems from economic stagnation that has led to an outmigration of our best and brightest.We have the nation’s lowest workforce participation rate, at 53 percent, while the national average is 63 percent. Our college attainment rate is also the nation’s lowest, with fewer than 20 percent of citizens age 25 and older holding a post-secondary degree.Economic decline has, in turn, generated hopelessness and despair, fueling the opioid epidemic ravaging our state, which leads the nation in overdose deaths.As one response, we helped create West Virginia Forward, an unprecedented collaboration with Marshall University and the state’s Department of Commerce, joining with business and government leaders to identify the state’s assets and pair them with economic trends. For example, we are helping develop the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub to leverage the region’s abundant natural gas as a foundation for a job-rich petrochemical processing industry.What kind of impact are your universities having? What meaningful difference are you making in the lives of everyday Newarkers and West Virginians?Nancy CantorWe also, like West Virginia University, are collaborating with local institutions to promote equitable growth in our city – growth that is fair and includes all Newarkers.Faculty across Rutgers-Newark are applying their expertise to propose antidotes to gentrification and displacement. The university is hosting two initiatives designed to promote learning at all levels in the community. The Newark City of Learning Collaborative puts on “college knowledge” events at public libraries. Express Newark uses 50,000 square feet of a 1901 landmark downtown building to bring together residents, local artists and scholars to create – among other things – the story of today’s Newark through studio portrait photography.All these initiatives, in turn, connect to the university’s financial aid program, which has helped us cultivate local talent and increase the number of native Newarkers on our campus by 59 percent since 2013.Rutgers-Newark is among the 12 percent of universities anchored in urban America. Alongside other major anchor institutions such as businesses, City Hall and hospitals, we joined forces to launch in June 2017 Hire.Buy.Live.Newark. Together with Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, we aim to make 220 hires under this initiative: After only a year we are halfway there. And we’ve increased local procurement to 25 percent. These numbers show what is possible when anchors collaborate.Gordon GeeWest Virginia’s economic woes did not develop overnight, but are, in many ways, the product of more than a century of absentee ownership of resources. We have exported our coal, our forests and, most damaging of all, our people.We have also suffered from a lack of economic diversification, leaving us vulnerable to market swings.West Virginia Forward is built upon a firm belief that higher education can and must do more.Only six months into this initiative, the most observable impact is that the West Virginia Tourism Office has incorporated the findings from a McKinsey consulting report into its annual plan and launched a new, data-driven campaign. More than 20 West Virginia University deans, faculty and staff from three different colleges and units are assisting with branding, outreach to tourists and the design of pricing regimes for lodging and state parks. Now, with summer vacation season here, we await the impact of the resulting “Almost Heaven” campaign – and the giant billboards in nine cities of West Virginia’s neighboring states.When you look at the national higher education landscape, how many other similar initiatives do you see? How much of a need is there to replicate what you do and what do you say to people who question whether these initiatives are worth the time, money and trouble?Nancy CantorOur two universities are certainly not alone in doing this kind of work.In only nine years, for example, the Anchor Institutions Task Force has attracted 700 individual members – from universities to healthcare organizations, cultural institutions, and corporations – all of whom believe that “the great social problems of our time…will likely not be solved without the active, democratic, collaborative participation of anchor institutions.”Within the academic world, as recently as this February, 31 metropolitan universities responded to a call to deploy their resources “to enhance the economic and social well-being of the communities they serve.” From San Diego and Minneapolis to Philadelphia and the Bronx, institutions of higher learning are partnering with local public schools, tackling local health disparities and helping to reverse the destructive marginalization of all but the top 1 percent of Americans.Who, after all, will populate our colleges and universities as the U.S. undergoes a diversity explosion if we don’t intervene to reach the talented black and brown and poor students too often relegated to underperforming, segregated K-12 schools? How will we drive the innovation economy and reap the “diversity bonus” if unemployment continues to haunt the fastest-growing populations in our communities?Gordon GeeHaving spent most of my career leading public research universities, I am pleased to see an increased emphasis on engagement that stimulates regional and state economies.Five years ago, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities recognized 58 institutions as “Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities” that are fostering strong partnerships with government and industry to support prosperity. Business Leaders for Michigan, for example, a private, nonprofit organization that brings together state businesses and universities has – since its launch in 2009 – helped with the creation of 250,000 jobs in the state.“Expanding engagement” is at the heart of what land-grant universities are committed to. To commit to community engagement helps to counter the erosion of public faith in higher education.If each college and university works toward its own purpose, we can build a culture of collaboration, not competition, between institutions. Today’s problems are too big for any one person, department, university or sector to solve alone. We must expand our thinking about the ways business, government, higher education, and other sectors can work together.The stakes could not be higher. TAGSRutgers Universitytheconversation.comUniversity of West Virginia Previous articleApopka Public Safety Youth Academy still growingNext articleCity of Apopka announces its 4th of July garbage collection schedule Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img The colleges and universities would rather follow the money trail…$$$$$$$$…than go where needed badly, out into the impoverished communities, or give the needed money to expand into those communities, to their CEO’s eye-popping salaries. So when some of the impoverished community’s residents end up in prison for a long prison term, they might get a college education while in there, or more than likely, a collective ” street- thug education, or even both.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 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Stone House / Dake Architectural Design

first_imgArchDaily China “COPY” Stone House / Dake Architectural Design CopyHouses•Rizhao, China Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Dake Architectural Design+ 27Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Projects Architect In Charge:Pan YangDesign Team:Pan Yang, Haojun Gao, Dong Wang, Xueyi WangCity:RizhaoCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!aerial view. Image Courtesy of Dake Architectural DesignRecommended ProductsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureSystems / Prefabricated PanelsSwisspearlPerforated & Engraved PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacText description provided by the architects. The project is located in the ancient village of Rizhao, Shandong Province, which has a profound sense of historical vicissitudes. More than 100 century-old houses are well preserved. The walls of the houses are mostly built of stones from the Banks of the nearby gully river, just like the faint fireworks left after the blooming of life. We can feel the splendor of that era from the mottle. When I first came to this place, I was surprised by its wild and quiet. The site is close to a hill on the east side and water on the west side. Three big trees stand in it. Party a wishes to build a new house here to meet the functions of rest and hospitality. Its place spirit gives the person with ambition conceals in wild yearning.Save this picture!entrance. Image Courtesy of Dake Architectural DesignThe creation of the architectural plan stems from the response to the design content and the site. We use the local unique stone materials to bring them back to a more important position, trying to create a “grown”contemporary building, Create a leisurely and complacent place spirit .We started with the original logic of the traditional residential houses in northern China as the original model. The courtyard space surrounded by three trees extended outwards, and the houses were arranged on all four sides. The spatial pattern was divided according to the flow lines and practical functions to meet catering, gathering, and accommodation Functional requirements. “There is a courtyard in the house, a house in the courtyard, a courtyard in the house, and a sky in the courtyard.”,We hope that this is an exploration of “spiritual place”.Save this picture!top view. Image Courtesy of Dake Architectural DesignSave this picture!Courtesy of Dake Architectural DesignThe whole building is nestled at the foot of the hill, and the building volume surrounded by four sides includes a restaurant, a tea room, a guest room and a reception room.The windows of each room open opposite to the central courtyard. This arrangement ensures that the streamline is inward and the line of sight is outward. Based on privacy considerations, we also use a low wall of stone piles outside the window to define the outer space and the boundary of the building. Between the low wall and the outward-facing large-area window, a micro courtyard independent of the overall building is formed, which guarantees The lighting and vision of the indoor space also satisfy the conversion of private space and public space in the overall space.    Save this picture!Courtesy of Dake Architectural DesignSave this picture!workshop. Image Courtesy of Dake Architectural DesignIn order to fit well with the atmosphere of local ancient villages, we invited local craftsmen, whose exquisite craftsmanship is the key to the realization of this project. The entire building wall is made of stone, and the mottled texture of the stone gives the building a natural atmosphere, making it better integrated with the landscape environment.Save this picture!exterior. 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Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 15, 2019

first_img By Ryan Martin – Apr 14, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Cold air came blasting back into the state yesterday…an unwelcome intruder once again. We even saw some wet snowflakes in northern Indiana yesterday, with the ground reported as being covered in parts of Marshall county and St. Joe county. We do not have concern about that today, but we do still have to talk about a cool start to the week. Clouds will be giving way to sun today, and high pressure works into SW Indiana by midday. However, that does mean we still have strong north and northwest flow coming around the front and topside of the high through a large part of the day today. We will transition to south flow around the backside of the high tomorrow into midweek. So, while we likely will not be quite as cold as yesterday, we will still be rather cool across the state today.Tomorrow turns out partly to mostly sunny and warmer thanks to that south flow. Temps should be normal to above normal over most of the state. Wednesday also looks mild, but sun will give way to clouds through the day. We won’t rule out a few sprinkles later Wednesday afternoon and evening, but really nothing of consequence until Thursday.On Thursday we have rain and thunderstorms spreading across the state with the potential for some strong to severe weather Thursday night. Right now, we expect rain totals Thursday of .25”-1.5” with 100% coverage. The higher rain totals will come via thunderstorms, but the line of potential action looks significant, so a large part of the state has the potential to get the heavier rains. Showers linger through Friday and Saturday, but with much lighter intensity and lower coverage. On Friday, lingering showers can bring a few hundredths to .15” to 60% of the state, while Saturdays action triggers a few hundredths to .25” over 70% of the state, particularly from I-70 northward. The map shows rain potential for the week, ending midnight Sunday night. With rain potential over 3 days…that means we see no drying there. The cold today limits good drying, so for the week, between now and Saturday, we may see only 1.5-2 days of good, solid drying potential.We turn out partly sunny on Sunday and see a mix of clouds and sun on Monday, with temps near normal. Rains return next Tuesday with showers and thunderstorms arriving from NW to SE. We end up with 75% coverage over the state for Tuesday with rains of .25”-1”. Then Wednesday we see rains concentrate more on the southern half of the state, with a few hundredths to .4”, mostly from I-70 south. Again, no significant drying there.The extended period starts off with potentially our longest dry stretch in some time. Currently, we see no significant rain threat from next Thursday (25th) through Sunday (28th). Temps look to be near normal, and this may be our first good drying period for the month. Evaporation rates should be near maximum of .25” of liquid per day. But, given the rains between now and then, we have to ask: “is it enough?” Rains are back for Monday the 29th and Tuesday the 30th, with at least .25”-.75” of liquid potential. Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 15, 2019 Previous articleIndiana’s Kip Tom Confirmed by Senate for United Nations RoleNext articleUSDA Update on Farm Bill Implementation Progress Ryan Martin SHARE Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 15, 2019last_img read more

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Horned Frogs starting new season with a steady hand

first_imgTwitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Linkedin printHead coach Gary Patterson downplayed the hype around the Horned Frogs this season; instead, his first press conference of the season was about keeping the team steady. The Horned Frogs start the season ranked No. 13 in the nation. ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit made them his pick to win the Big 12. TCU opens against South Dakota State on at 7 p.m. Saturday.But at Tuesday’s press conference, Patterson was cautious. Although a number of players are returning this season, he said that many of them are still figuring it out.“We have a lot of experience coming back, but they’re in freshman and sophomore bodies,” Patterson said. “It’s different dealing with 18, 19-year-olds and then dealing with 20, 21-year-olds.”Four starters are returning from injuries, but Patterson said most have recovered. Senior defensive end James McFarland, junior linebacker Sammy Douglas, junior quarterback Ranthony Texada, and senior safety Kenny Iloka, were all out for most of or the entire 2015 season. McFarland was TCU’s sacks leader in 2014.All of the starters who missed significant playing time last year came together while fighting to return to the field, said wide receiver Deanté Gray, who was also injured last season. “Through rehab, we really got to bond and keep each other’s spirits up,” he said.Senior defensive lineman Josh Carraway, TCU’s sacks leader in 2015, is excited to have McFarland back.“Having McFarland back is going to be extremely helpful,” Carraway said. “He’s another leader and someone the coaches trust. It’s trouble for offensive lines. They have to block both of us.”McFarland and Carraway are preseason All-Big 12 nominees. Their presence on the defensive line could help the defense lead the Big-12 in third-down conversion percentage. The Horned Frogs were fifth in the nation in third-down conversion percentage at 27.8 percent.Patterson said the team has finally found the offensive line depth that he was pushing for in the summer.The depth chart lists junior Joseph Noteboom at left tackle; junior Patrick Morris at left guard, junior Austin Schlottmann at center, junior Matt Pryor at right guard and senior Aviante Collins at right tackle.But Patterson said there could be some shuffling this season.“Patrick Morris could become a good center, and he’s handled things when Schlottmann hasn’t been on,” Patterson said. “Now, Schlottmann can move out to tackle because Patrick can do what he [Morris] needs to do.”Patterson is pleased with how the backup offensive line is progressing. “Lucas Niang is coming along [as a tackle], and Cordel [Iwuagwu] came along as a guard,” Patterson said.Patterson said he has confidence in this year’s wide receiver group.“We already had good players — Turpin, all kinds of guys, Jaelan Austin,” Patterson said. Gray agreed and said there’s a bunch of guys that could be the next breakout receiver for TCU this season.Junior college transfer Taj Williams, sophomore KaVontae Turpin, junior Ty Slanina, and junior Emanuel Porter are listed as the starting wide receivers this season. But the depth chart suggests as many as seven additional wide receivers could contribute to the passing game.As for running backs, junior Kyle Hicks is the unquestioned starter. “Right now, Kyle is the guy, and I think there’s a separation,” Patterson said. “The best true running back, second is probably Darius Anderson. … I think they all have their place in the offense.”Freshman Sewo Olonilua, senior Derrick Green, and junior Trevorris Johnson could all get carries out of the backfield this season as well.Starting quarterback Kenny Hill doesn’t have to “win the world,” Patterson said.“I’m sure he wants to be able to go out and prove to people that he’s still a really good quarterback,” Patterson said.  “I think he has an opportunity to be that guy, but he doesn’t need to do it all in one game, the biggest thing he needs to do is just run the offense.”TCU’s special teams will be led by fresh faces. Freshman punter Adam Nunez has locked up multiple starting gigs while earning praise from his head coach.“Adam Nunez has been unbelievable with his leadership as a holder, calming the young guys down,” Patterson said. “As a punter, he’s been unbelievable in his improvement.”An injury during practice to sophomore kicker Jonathan Song means the Frogs will “have a kicker by committee,” Patterson said. “There’ll be a kickoff guy, a short field-goal guy and there’s a chance to have a long field-goal guy,” Patterson said. “It’s good that we’re going to have eight games really close to where all of them can travel if we need them to.”Patterson embraced the high expectations for his squad.“I think higher expectations are a good thing, and I’ve learned as a head coach how to approach things, which keeps them [the players] steady,” Patterson said. “Success is more harmful than failure, and we’ve handled hearing that we’re no good better than hearing we’re good.” Garrett Podell Twitter Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Gary Patterson discusses the team’s future at one of his Tuesday press conferences. 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Frequent Flyers: Migratory birds call Fort Worth home

first_imgBetsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ Betsy is a junior journalism and psychology double major from Orange County, California. She is pretty well-read, as untamed as a shrew, and her dependence on Redbull is something we won’t get into. Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ ReddIt Linkedin Facebook The Common GrackleCreate bar chartsTo learn more about the Common Grackle or other birds visit allaboutbirds.com. ReddIt Rodney Beaman, president of Texas Bird Services, said that his company primarily uses high powered avian lasers to disrupt and abate Grackles in the area. The company uses other flock manipulation techniques such as deterrent spikes, tree fogging and propane cannons as an audio deterrent.Beaman said that although his experience and highly trained staff is able to effectively abate these bird populations, because of their frequent migration in fall and spring, ongoing services are needed to keep properties bird-free.Coordinating abatement services between multiple land owners can result in delayed or insufficient action, Beaman said. Oftentimes a given intersection may have four to six properties where the birds are a problem. The entire area needs to cooperate in the abatement process in order to get results. Subsequently, properties need to coordinate and share expenses.Beaman said that as of now, none of the properties on University Drive near I-30 have contacted him to hire his services.Looks like the Grackles are here to stay… for now.Courtesy of Giphy.com printA cruise down University Drive can quickly feel like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960’s horror film, “The Birds,” thanks to Fort Worth’s migratory bird population.Courtesy of Giphy.com Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature March for Our Lives calls for gun reform in America Russia re-elects Putin for fourth term in controversial election + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store U.S. and European allies target Syrian chemical weapons production with airstrike Breakdown: what the arsenals of the world are packing Twitter The black and blue iridescent feathers of the Common Grackle swarm the sky near the I-30 overpass at University Drive. They also fill the parking lots of the University Park Village shopping center and surrounding area.This birdmageddon or birdpocalypse has caught the attention of some local businesses.Owner of Ol’ South Pancake House, Rex Benson, said the birds are a spectacle for most people. The largest number of birds gather from about 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m..Grackles, like all birds, have yet to learn how to use public restrooms, which means they can make quite a mess.Benson said they have to power wash the parking lot because of the birds, and the only time any customer has had a bad experience is if a bird poops on them.Courtesy of Giphy.comBenson said although the birds are annoying, they don’t affect business too much.This large blackbird is one of the most abundant bird species in North America, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Facebook Linkedin Although the Grackle is a migratory bird, Texas’s climate supports them year-round.Courtesy of Cornell Lab of Ornithology Previous articleThe Skiff: February 16, 2017Next articleDixon ‘disappointed’ after nail-biting defeat to Oklahoma State, 71-68 Betsy Foresman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter All Grackle species, including the Common Grackle, are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. The statute implemented treaties between the U.S. and Mexico, the U.S. and Japan, and the U.S. and the Soviet Union (now Russia) for the protection of migratory birds.The act prohibits the killing, capturing, hunting, selling or purchase of any migratory bird or any part, nest or egg of any such bird. A violation of this act can result in a fine up to $500 or imprisonment for up to six months. So keep the slingshots and BB guns at home, and leave it to the professionals.Courtesy of Giphy.com Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ Betsy Foresman Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders supports fleeing Iranian journalists

first_img Related documents Support for exiled Iranian journalists – situation as of 1st April 2010PDF – 192.58 KB You can make a donation through PayPal and your money will be used to help Iranian reporters. News RSF_en To assist reporters in exileIn November 2009, Reporters Without Borders began a major assistance programme for Iranian journalists and netizens who have fled their country since President Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection and the ensuing unprecedented crackdown on the press. Reporters Without Borders has supported more than 30 visa applications and granted 55 requests for financial assistance. RSf defended the case of more than 80 journalists in exile. With the support of then European Commission Vice-President Jacques Barrot, Reporters Without Borders launched a campaign in 2009 to get various European governments to issue humanitarian visas to journalists seeking refuge. So far, only France has agreed to take Iranian journalists and human rights activists under emergency procedures.The report we are now releasing details the activities that Reporters Without Borders has undertaken for Iranian journalists since November 2009. Reza Valizadeh, 35, had to flee Iran in a hurry to avoid being tortured in Evin prison or, worse still, ending up dead. With just the clothes on his back, he left his family and friends the day the police came looking for him.Reza’s problem was that he was a journalist, and a good one. Officially, he was a presenter on national television’s fourth channel. But he clandestinely kept two blogs as well.He posted a blog entry about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s acquisition of pedigree German shepherds worth several tens of thousands of euros, a luxury that does not sit well with the image of modesty that Ahmadinejad tries to project.He also dared to report on the activities of the Crime Verification Committee, which was created by opposition parties to investigate crimes involving members of the regime’s security forces, police and militias. The committee probed a bit too thoroughly into sensitive cases. It was dissolved, its members were arrested and the reprisals spread as far as the associated network of journalists.A team of police officers came knocking on his door last September. Reza did not think twice. He headed straight for Turkey and a UN refugee agency camp. But he was too close to the Iranian border there, still within the reach of the Revolutionary Guards. His request for a French visa was supported by Reporters Without Borders, which paid for his accommodation for the first six weeks after his arrival in France in January. Since then, he has found a place to stay through friends and is continuing to make a living from his activities as an online journalist. May 6, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters Without Borders supports fleeing Iranian journalists Help by sharing this information Organisation last_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 7/27/18

first_img Beau Lund July 28, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 7/27/18 Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEColorado 3, Oakland 1AMERICAN LEAGUEBaltimore 15, Tampa Bay 5Boston 4, Minnesota 3, 10 InningsCleveland 8, Detroit 3Toronto 10, Chicago White Sox 5Texas 11, Houston 2L.A. Angels 4, Seattle 3, 10 InningsKansas City at N.Y. Yankees 7:05 p.m., postponedNATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 5, N.Y. Mets 4Washington 9, Miami 1Cincinnati 6, Philadelphia 4L.A. Dodgers 4, Atlanta 1St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 2Arizona 6, San Diego 2Milwaukee 3, San Francisco 1Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

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Reds battle Pittsburgh Pirates in bench-clearing brawl in Cincinnati

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailfstop123/iStock(CINCINNATI) — The Ohio River rivalry between the Reds and the Pirates escalated to new heights Tuesday night when a dramatic bench-clearing brawl broke out in the top of the ninth inning at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.The trouble began in the seventh inning when Pittsburgh pitcher Keone Kela threw high and inside to Cincinnati second baseman Derek Dietrich.But it was Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto who took exception to Kela’s pitch after the inning as he walked toward the Pirates dugout, exchanging words with Kela before plate umpire Larry Vanover intervened.Then the ejections began.The first came in the eighth inning, when Reds manager David Bell was tossed for arguing a called strike with Yasiel Puig at bat.Jared Hughes was ejected shortly thereafter when he struck Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte with his first pitch in the top of the ninth.Then, with tensions already high, Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett took to the mound — but not before exchanging some words of his own with the Pirates dugout.Having apparently had enough, Garrett, who with two out was getting pulled, suddenly sprinted toward the Pittsburgh dugout and began throwing punches, causing both teams to rush the field. The melee lasted for several minutes.A furious David Bell was one of the first to jump into the fight and went straight for Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, who got knocked to the ground. Bell was then put in a headlock by Pirates pitching coach Rick Eckstein before being separated from the dispute.But just as tensions seemed to simmer, Puig reignited things by charging at Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams before being held back by members of both teams.The fight came at an interesting time for Puig, who is reportedly heading to the Cleveland Indians in a three team deal involving pitcher Trevor Bauer.Puig, who has now been ejected an MLB-high three times this season, received an ovation from the fans in Cincinnati as he left the field following word he was being traded away.In all, four Pirates and five Reds were ejected from the game.The Pirates won 11-4, ending a nine-game losing streak. The teams close out their series Wednesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. July 31, 2019 /Sports News – National Reds battle Pittsburgh Pirates in bench-clearing brawl in Cincinnati Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

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