National Microfinace Bank Plc ( 2010 Abridged Report

National Microfinance Bank Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange read more

Cheap shares that might catch the eye of Warren Buffett

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: The Motley Fool Cheap shares that might catch the eye of Warren Buffett Andy Ross owns shares in AstraZeneca. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline, Tesco, and 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. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Andy Ross | Monday, 18th January, 2021 | More on: GSK WPP 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. See all posts by Andy Ross Warren Buffett, as a value investor, is well known for investing in companies that he thinks are trading for less than their true worth. Through his company, Berkshire Hathaway, he has invested in UK companies in the past. For example, he previously bought and sold a stake in Tesco. Berkshire Hathaway was supportive of the attempted £115bn takeover of Unilever by US company Kraft Heinz.Based on these examples, I think he would, in theory, like these cheap UK shares. 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…WPP is a dirt cheap FTSE 100 shareWPP (LSE: WPP) is probably a classic sort of stock to catch the Sage of Omaha’s eye. It’s well out of favour, which suits a contrarian/value investor.As Buffett says: “Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down”.That’s certainly the case with the WPP share. It’s in bargain basement territory. Its P/E is 10 (below the 10-year average, which is 12). Also, the share price is down more than 40% over the last five years. 2020, in particular, was not kind to WPP investors. The share price went from around 1,061p to nearly 820p at the time of writing.So why might Buffett be interested?Buffett, famously averse to tech, has in recent years become more amenable to investments in the sector, which rose strongly last year. With WPP’s stated aim of making commerce, experience, and technology account for 40% of its business by 2025 (compared to 25% today) there’s some catalyst for a rerating there, if successful.WPP also has an aim to pay out 40% of reported earnings per share. On top of that, it has been cutting debt, largely off the back of selling Kantar. Overall then WPP is a cheap share that a value or contrarian investor may well now be interested in snapping up post-Brexit.Buffett and a pharma that might catch his eyeOn the other side of the Atlantic, Buffett has put a lot of money into the pharmaceutical sector in recent times. That might well make GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) a cheap share that he’d be interested in. Like his American pharma holdings, GSK is a big, well-known player in the industry. It’s a leader in vaccines and is increasingly beefing up its research and development in oncology. It’s also going to become a simpler business, like WPP, when it spins off its consumer division.All in all, combining a cheap share price and turnaround potential, I think GSK is a share that Buffett could be interested in. Even if not, I like the shares for their value and recovery potential. I think they could very well be undervalued, especially if GSK, with its renewed R&D focus, can come anywhere near the success in the last five years or so of rival AstraZeneca.So, these are two cheap shares that I will keep eye on and possibly add as part of a diversified portfolio. I expect both could do very well this year, and beyond.  Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

The School of Hard Knocks – Episode 6

first_imgWednesday Jun 10, 2009 The School of Hard Knocks – Episode 6 The School of Hard Knocks is nearing its conclusion as the group of troubled youths from North Wales go about finding their way around the rugby pitch, and everything that goes with it. In this episode the boys get to go on an awesome assault course which proves a great experience for all, despite one player clearly having a bad hangover. Theyre then let down as a group though as drinking before training takes its toll, resulting in an arduous fitness session, and punishment for one of the culprits. One of the more unpopular characters, Ben, returns after his injury and joins the side as theyre taken to play a training match against a Liverpool university side. Its the boys first match as a unit and taking all into account, they perform admirably, even if they did require the services of one of two former Lions players. This is the second last episode before the big final, which features the climax of their season. Well get that full episode up for you shortly. Time: 12:21 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error School of Hard Knocks Related Articles 384 WEEKS AGO School of Hard Knocks 2013 – Episode 4, The… 386 WEEKS AGO School of Hard Knocks 2013 – Episode 3 389 WEEKS AGO School of Hard Knocks 2013 – Episode 2 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. The School of Hard Knocks – Episode 6 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Massy Logements / du Besset-Lyon Architectes

first_img Photographs Architects: du Besset-Lyon Architectes Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily 2012 Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon Architectes+ 18 Share “COPY” Massy Logements / du Besset-Lyon Architectes CopyApartments•Massy, France France Massy Logements / du Besset-Lyon ArchitectesSave this projectSaveMassy Logements / du Besset-Lyon Architectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2012 Area:  5088 m² Area:  5088 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officedu Besset-Lyon ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMassyHousingFrancePublished on November 13, 2012Cite: “Massy Logements / du Besset-Lyon Architectes” 13 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Massy Logements公寓 / du Besset-Lyon Architectes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 “COPY” Photographs:  Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon ArchitectesSave this picture!Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon ArchitectesText description provided by the architects. Following two street lines, the building stands on a corner and faces a public square. In order to hold its place efficiently within the urban fabric its architecture is simple and takes advantage of the sheer size of a 60 apartment’s construction. Size matters when it comes to achieve a dense city. Simplicity and some uniformity contribute to the appeal of residential buildings. The specific color of the facades helps assert the presence of the building.Save this picture!Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon ArchitectesThe building must also seduce by giving an impression that the residents benefit a number of advantages in term of living. Consequently, every architectural move corresponds to an advantage: bow-window, loggia, large balcony, terrace, private garden, large window….Save this picture!Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon ArchitectesThe project offers 5 types of apartments: • On the ground floor are duplexes set 80cm higher than the street level. Their façade on the street is setback as to form a planted loggia that is 3 meters high. This approach contributes to the urban scale of the building and offers a deeper perception of trees planted along the sidewalk. The back facades open on private gardens. • On the interior of the plot stand four row houses surrounded by private gardens. • On the first floor: small single oriented apartments, with a street view, large windows and a narrow balcony. • On the current levels: double oriented apartments with balcony or loggia and bow-windows 60 cm deep. The windowsills of the bow-windows are 75cm height as to enlarge the space without consuming square meters. • On the last floor: apartments with two or three orientations and large terraces.Save this picture!Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon ArchitectesThe majority of apartments have a separated kitchen with a sliding door leaving the possibility to have the table either in the kitchen or in the living room. The building presents high efficiency in term of energy (HQE) The main building is treated with corrugated aluminum cladding that is light grey or plum-colored. The loggias on the ground floor are covered by green tiles. The row houses are treated with wood cladding. The structure and the balconies are in concrete.Save this picture!Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon ArchitectesProject gallerySee allShow lessHotel Tierra Patagonia / Cazu Zegers ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsMOINOPOLIS Issue #2 Call for Proposals: Ephemerality and ArchitectureArticlesProject locationAddress:Massy, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Apartments Year: last_img read more

House on Pipes / Parallax

first_imgArchitects: Parallax Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Praveen Mohandas+ 30Curated by María Francisca González Share House on Pipes / Parallax CopyHouses•Bangalore, India 2020 RAGHUNANDAN GURURAJ & NAGENDRA RAMACHANDRA “COPY” Area:  6069 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Structural Consultants: Lead Architects: Photographs:  Praveen Mohandas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeParallaxOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangaloreOn FacebookIndiaPublished on April 03, 2020Cite: “House on Pipes / Parallax” 03 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?椰林中的家,以树干为灵感架空 / Parallax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 Manufacturers: Toto, Acor, AerBlock, Bison panel, MS STEEL, NITCO TILES ArchDaily CLIENTS:RAJSHEKARCity:BangaloreCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Praveen MohandasRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Located on the outskirts of Bangalore, the site is spread across 1.5 acre of flat land with coconut trees covering the whole site in a grid manner. The focus was to design a weekend getaway space that entailed a 2-bedroom space within a budget. The initial thought was to plant a built form with minimal contact to the soil. This played an important role in the selection of materials thus addressing the concept. Access to the space can be from any direction, with landscape serving as a natural pathway.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasThe linearity, sleek supports and wide canopies of the trees within the site, inspired us to begin with the concepts of having similar linear supports elevating the built space and minimal contact to the land. A lightly structured design paved its way, purely based on previously proposed landscape space. In doing so, both the built and unbuilt are celebrated together as a whole.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasSave this picture!© Praveen MohandasSave this picture!© Praveen MohandasThe sole purpose was to build a home amidst the greenery for the weekends, away from all the hustle and day to day commitments. The one and half acre of land acquired, thus took on the design process beginning with landscape elements filled with lush green and an existing stepped well. The built space is light and leaves minimal footprint as the material chosen to build was steel, thus elevating the building. This aided the landscape to continue its journey throughout the site.Save this picture!SectionsSave this picture!Annex Floor PlanThe design brings about a well balanced ratio of voids and solids, the built and the unbuilt, thus designing this project was a challenge as the balance of the same came with a conditions applied tag of having very minimal surface area used for built environment. Our design team along with our structural consultant arrived at the site location with efficiently trained laborers to make the flimsy yet strong built environment a possibility.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasSave this picture!© Praveen MohandasNATURE the process of a seed that transforms into a seedling, a plant and then into a tree by taking the help of its surrounding elements and growing out into roots and shoots that help support it, stand on the ground and prepare food for its progress and wellbeing. The shoots go up seeking the fresh air and sunlight preparing food while the rest of the plant is tensed as its lower half of the body is stationery and yet the roots burrow deep down into the soil with rigidity. The shoots of a plant branch out and twist and turn into different planes and axises all with one single yet sturdy trunk taking the load.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasA similar principle has been applied to ensure the structural stability of the built space; using built yet stable space to support the unstable spaces. The aforementioned steel pipes are in a staggered formation on the surface along the periphery so as to provide rigidity stiffness and stability to the above living space.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasThis living space is covered by three layers of materials, the first being bison board, the middle sandwiched layer, a sheet of glass wool for thermal comfort and protection chosen in accordance with the climatic conditions of the site. The outermost layer is however capped using fly ash blocks to bring the temperature down to a cool and breathable condition.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Community Classroom / O’DonnellBrownSelected ProjectsZhang Yan Cultural Museum / Horizontal DesignSelected Projects Share India Manjunath & Co. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Photographs House on Pipes / ParallaxSave this projectSaveHouse on Pipes / Parallaxlast_img read more

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is Tesco Charity of the Year 2009

first_img  39 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is Tesco Charity of the Year 2009 Tesco has chosen the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign as its Charity of the Year 2009 and aims to help raise £3 million.As well as the launch at Tesco’s Kensington store in London, there will be 32 regional launches around the UK.Britain’s biggest retailer has over 300,000 staff who will all be encouraged to support the partnership and help raise funds.Tesco raised £4,428,000 for the British Red Cross, its 2007 charity of the year, and aimed to raise £2.5 million for its 2008 charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care. Howard Lake | 5 March 2009 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Tescolast_img read more

Improvements announced for The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge match-funding campaign

first_imgImprovements announced for The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge match-funding campaign Howard Lake | 1 June 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24  145 total views,  1 views today Read about The Big Give’s  Christmas Challenge in 2015. Applications to take part in the UK’s largest online match-funding campaign will open later this month. This year’s Christmas Challenge from The Big Give will include new and improved functions.Applications for The Christmas Challenge open on Monday 13th June. Charities will have three weeks to complete the initial applications.The Christmas Challenge, first held in 2008, helps UK-registered charities raise funds for their cause. So far it has raised over £71 million for 2,500 charity projects.Doubling donationsThe Christmas Challenge gives supporters of participating charities the chance to have their donation doubled during a short and intense campaign period a month before Christmas. This year The Christmas Challenge campaign will tie in with GivingTuesday.It will run for 72 hours, from midday on 29th November (#GivingTuesday) and closing on Friday 2nd December.The matched-funding is provided by a range of philanthropic organisations, called ‘Champions’, which in previous years have included The Reed Foundation, The Childhood Trust, Candis Magazine, The Waterloo Foundation, among many others. These Champion funds are joined with pledges from participating charities’ own major donors to double online donations during the Christmas Challenge.Changes for 2016Changes for this year’s Christmas Challenge include: Advertisementcenter_img Match funding to be “ring-fenced” for each charity i.e. no competition.The campaign will run over 72 hours with no pausing.The Christmas Challenge to launch on #GivingTuesday.No fees for charities taking part in the campaign.The changes have been introduced based on feedback from charities, donors and philanthropic partners, according to Alex Day, Director of The Big Give.He added:“This past year has unfortunately seen a lot of negative press about the UK charity sector and its fundraising methods. We know from recent research (available from that match-funding is an incredible way to incentivise donations. We hope this year’s Christmas Challenge will provide a fantastic opportunity for charities to engage with their donors in an innovative way and provide a boost to their fundraising efforts.”Applications to take part in the Christmas Challenge close on 4 July 2016, but The Big Give encourages early applications. Tagged with: christmas Giving Tuesday matched giving The Big Give About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24last_img read more

Strategies for Reducing Herbicide Resistance Endorsed by Weed Scientists

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Strategies for Reducing Herbicide Resistance Endorsed by Weed Scientists Facebook Twitter Strategies for Reducing Herbicide Resistance Endorsed by Weed Scientists Previous articleFarm Bureau Urges Congress to Preserve Clean Water ActNext articleLugar Recognized for Support of Renewable Energy Andy Eubank SHARE The Weed Science Society of America has endorsed a series of best management practices designed to reduce the incidence of herbicide-resistant weeds and the threat they pose to agricultural productivity. WSSA President Rod Lym says while it’s common to rely on repeated use of a single class of herbicides – it’s clear a different approach is needed to protect the future effectiveness of these important tools for farmers. That’s why one of the recommendations is for growers to diversity their weed management practices and the types of herbicides they use.According to WSSA scientists – the single most important factor contributing to resistance is overreliance on a single herbicide or group of herbicides with the same mechanism of action. WSSA says its recommendations for combating herbicide resistance include common-sense, diversified approaches to weed management. Lym says many in agriculture are in denial and seem convinced they can ignore the threat of resistance and wait for new herbicides to come along and solve the problem. But he says the discovery of new herbicide chemistries is rare – so a solutions-based approach that incorporates all the tools at hand is essential.WSSA will present its recommendations during a summit on herbicide resistance at George Washington University in the nation’s capital May 10th. A link to the recommendations and the WSSA’s full report is available online. Just look for the WSSA News.The International Food Aid and Development Conference is held at the Westin Crown Center hotel. For more information, including registration details, visit FSA online.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Apr 30, 2012 last_img read more

Ellspermann Outlines Rural Vision for Indiana

first_imgAs for who will be leading the ISDA, Ellsperman was noncommittal, “We are absolutely appreciative of the work that current director Joe Kelsay has done and, we will have lots of conversations about the future of ISDA.” She promised a strong leadership team would be in place by January.[audio:|titles=Ellspermann Outlines Rural Vision for Indiana]Ellspermann outlined her top agriculture priorities for 2013.  That story will be published here on Monday, November, 19. Facebook Twitter SHARE Ellspermann, who will oversee both OCRA and the State Department of Agriculture, said agriculture is the underpinning of the rural economy, “It is so important that in Indiana we continue to support agriculture of all sizes: small, medium, and large.” She added it is important that state government support the locally grown movements as well as large commercial agriculture. She discussed the Agriculture Innovation Corridor which was a centerpiece of the Pence campaign, “Agriculture is a key industry and we want to support it and help it  innovate and thrive in Indiana.” This public/private partnership will bring new tools, new processes, and new hybrids to agriculture. Ellspermann Outlines Rural Vision for Indiana Facebook Twitter SHARE Home News Feed Ellspermann Outlines Rural Vision for Indiana By Gary Truitt – Nov 15, 2012 Sue EllspermannLt. Governor elect Sue Ellspermann outlined her vision for rural Indiana at this week’s Rural Summit. She wants to make living in rural Indiana “cool” again. Ellspermann is no stranger to small town Indiana and wants to make our rural communities places where people want to live and work, “Revitalize, refresh, renew, rebrand, rural Indiana to be the kind of cool places that many of us grew up in.” She told the Rural Summit, taking place in Indianapolis, that rural Indiana can be a dynamic place which can provide education and employment to those who live there and those who may want to live there.  In an exclusive interview with HAT, she said the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) will take a leadership role in fostering economic development in rural Indiana and that includes strong support for agriculture. Previous articleNew Seedsman Joins Seed ConsultantsNext article2012 Turkey Feast will Cost a Little More Gary Truittlast_img read more

Timely warning for teen social networkers

first_imgAdvertisement WITH the boom that has taken over the internet in the form of social networking, teens and unsuspecting users have been issued with a timely warning to watch their backs and their profiles from the peering eyes of sexual predators. A recent study carried out by the University of Washington and the Seattle Childrens Hospital, analysed the content of 500 online social network profiles during a three month summer period in 2007.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The data threw up some astonishing references that almost half of teenagers refer to sex, substance abuse or other risky behaviours on their publicly available profiles.Senior researchers have suggested that such content could attract unwanted attention from sexual predators or jeopardise their future employment prospects. The study took data from the online profiles who were 18 years old and living in the United States and produced some of the following figures;* 54 per cent of the profiles contained references to risky behaviours. * 25 per cent mentioned sexual behaviours.* 44 per cent referred to substance abuse. * One in three spoke about alcohol use * 14 per cent referred to violence.The study went on to report that it found that teenagers, whose profiles indicated religious involvement or had references to active participation in a sport or hobby, were less likely to contain any of the above mentioned information.“Given the popularity of social networking sites among teens and the high prevalence of risk behaviours displayed there, social networking sites can be explored as an innovative way to identify, screen and ultimately intervene with adolescents who display risk behaviour information,” the authors say.In an effort to deliver a convincing message to online users and social networkers, the same researchers created a MySpace profile with the user name “Dr Meg”, in which they outlined their medical credentials and research interests.Some 190 MySpace profiles of teenagers that contained three or more references to sexual behaviours or substance abuse responded. “Dr Meg” randomly sent a single email from their site to half of the profile owners, advising them their profile contained risky information.Prior to the email, sexual content was found on 54 per cent of the online profiles and 85 per cent mentioned substance abuse. Reviewing the same profiles some three months later found that 42 per cent of the profile owners had made protective changes to their profile. References to sex disappeared completely in 15 per cent of the teenage profiles.“Our study illustrates that developing online interventions to reduce online risk behaviours is feasible, low-intensity and low- cost,” the authors conclude.The authors, in a final note ,suggest that ; “Content on social networking profiles may increase one’s likelihood of being harassed or targeted with unwanted sexual solicitation and it may negatively affect one’s future professional opportunities”. Twitter NewsLocal NewsTimely warning for teen social networkersBy admin – January 13, 2009 578 Email Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin Print Previous articleTraining centre on way to MoyrossNext articleLaugh Off the January Blues adminlast_img read more