Simbisa Brands Limited ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgSimbisa Brands Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Simbisa Brands Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Simbisa Brands Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Simbisa Brands Limited (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileSimbisa Brands Limited is the largest fast-food restaurant operator in Zimbabwe and owns, operates and franchises a selection of well-known Quick Service Restaurant brands. These include Pizza Inn and Chicken Inn, and Nandos and Steers of South Africa. Simbisa Brands Limited has an extensive footprint in Africa, with outlets in Zimbabwe and 10 African countries including Kenya, Ghana, Mauritius, Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zambia. The fast-food restaurant group is a spin-off from Innscor Africa, a ZSE-listed manufacturing group in Zimbabwe. Simbisa Brands Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

This is what I’m doing about the BP share price right now

first_img Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… 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. The BP (LSE: BP) share price is quite challenging to analyse because it’s in the middle of a transition. The world is rapidly moving away from dirty hydrocarbon energy towards clean renewable energies such as wind, hydrogen and solar.BP sits in the middle of this transition. The company remains one of the world’s largest oil producers, and it also owns one of the world’s most extensive refining operations and oil trading businesses.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…However, the company has committed to invest tens of billions of dollars in renewable energy over the next few years. If the group meets these ambitions it could become one of the world’s largest renewable energy suppliers.Therefore, when analysing the BP share price, investors have to compare what the company could be to what it is today to estimate its potential value.The value of the BP share price This is harder than it looks. According to the company’s projections, the world may already have surpassed peak oil demand. It has projected that oil demand will never hit the level seen in 2019.But this is just one forecast. The company has also projected that in the “business-as-usual” case, where the world doesn’t meaningfully reduce oil consumption in the next few years, demand will return to pre-Covid levels by 2025. I think these projections illustrate just how challenging it is to try and analyse the BP share price.Nevertheless, the company’s latest forecast predicts oil demand will decline by at least 10% by 2030 and 50% by 2040.I think these forecasts are realistic, especially considering the amount of money currently flowing into renewable energy development. Spending on renewable energy could hit $243bn worldwide in 2021, compared to $311bn for oil and gas. As such, it seems clear to me that BP will have to spend to stay ahead of the competition. That’s just what it’s doing. The company has earmarked $50bn of capital spending over the next decade to increase its renewable energy generation. I think this is a sensible strategy. The company is reinvesting money from its oil and gas business into renewable energy projects. This should help it manage the transition. Risks and challenges However, the company is likely to face challenges. The most considerable risk is the fact that BP will end up overpaying for new projects. This could leave it with depressed profit margins and high levels of debt. The organisation may also be caught out by a faster-than-expected decline in oil consumption. Once again, this may leave the business with lower profit margins and less cash to invest.Still, despite these risks, I think the BP share price presents a great way to invest in the renewable energy transition. Unlike other pure-play renewable energy companies, BP’s oil cash flows give the business an advantage as it has more money to invest. This cash generation also allows the group to invest more in projects that may not deliver an immediate payout, like blue hydrogen. That’s why I’d buy the stock for my portfolio today as a way to invest in the renewable energy revolution. Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 | More on: BP Image source: Getty Images There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares This is what I’m doing about the BP share price right now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’!last_img read more

Rugby World Cup city guide to Kumamoto

first_imgWednesday Sep 18, 2019 Rugby World Cup city guide to Kumamoto Kumamoto is the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. Famous in Japan for it’s iconic ‘Kumamon’ character, a black bear with red cheeks, Kumamoto has many surprises for tourists ranging from historical landmarks to beautiful landscapes where a world of adventure awaits.ADVERTISEMENTMt AsoA place where the contrast of nature is fierce with amazing views from mountain tops and rugged land on this geothermal site. Get the adrenaline pumping with mountain biking, parachuting or horse riding on the grasslands or just enjoy the scenery with a gentle hike where cattle graze in front of the Mt. Nakadake volcano.Kusasenri AsoYamabiko-go(Highway bus)About 2 hours from Kumamoto Station to the Aso area.–  Visiting one of the world’s largest craters in Mt. Aso and a great viewpoint of Kusasenri.For the short course click here.For the long course click here.Dolphin watching (Amakusa)About one hour from Kumamoto city. you can meet dolphins with a high probability of 98%. A boat trip that women and children can enjoy with peace of mind. You can see wild dolphins as you explore the islands of Amakusa, and swim with the cruiser to make them look lovely.ADVERTISEMENTDolphin watching AmakusaAmakusa-go(Highway bus)-Around 1.5 hours from Kumamoto Station to Amakusa.Amakusa dolphin watching and Bijin no yu – the hot spring for beauty click here.Amakusa dolphin watching and L’isola Terrace Amakusa click here.Nabegataki (Waterfall)ADVERTISEMENTLocated in Oguni Town, Aso District on the border between Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures is the fabulous Nabegataki falls, a 10-metre high and 20-metre wide waterfall.A short walk through the forest down a guided pathway will take you to the falls from the car park. The beautiful waterfall has many angles to admire from, including from behind the fall inside the cave.The only way to get to Nabegataki is by car or taxi.NabegatakiAbout 1-hour and 40 minutes by car from Kumamoto cityHours: 9:00-17:00 (last entry at 16:30)Kumamoto CastleThe city’s most famous landmark is Kumamoto Castle, a large and, in its day, extremely well fortified Japanese castle. It is considered one of the three premier castles in Japan, dating back to 1607 and was in use until 1874. Restoration on the castle is expected to be complete by 2019 after suffering Earthquake damage. Explore the vast grounds around the castle separated by moat.Kumamoto castle50 minutes by shuttle bus from Kumamoto AirportKato ShrineThe Kato Shrine, sitting in the grounds outside the Kumamoto Castle, is where Kato Kiyomasa, a powerful lord of Kumamoto in the late-16th and early 17th centuries, is enshrined. The Shrine is one of the best places to view the main tower of the Castle.Kato shrine50 minutes by shuttle bus from Kumamoto AirportSakuranobaba Johsaien KumamotoSakuranobaba Johsaien is a Japanese tourism facility located next to Kumamoto Castle comprising of a mix of shops, restaurants and tourist exhibits. Grab a bite to eat on the way to the Kumamoto Castle or enjoy one of the regular Samurai shows in the square.Josaien50 minutes by shuttle bus from Kumamoto AirportSuizenji Jojuen GardenSuizenji Garden is a spacious, Japanese style landscape garden in Kumamoto, best enjoyed by strolling along a circular path surrounded by a peaceful pond. The pond was said to be great for producing green tea, so a purpose-built teahouse was built overlooking the Garden and was used by Lord Hosokawa Tadatoshi himself.Visitors can experience ‘the best view in the Garden’ by sipping delicious green tea accompanied by a traditional sweet in the private teahouse by booking a seat.Suizenji Jojuen 15 minutes by taxi from Kumamoto stationKumamoto-Kagoshimachuo (Shinkansen)The southern most city of Kyushu, Kagoshima, can be reached from Kumamoto by Shinkansen (bullet train). Operated by JR Kryushu, the Mizuho train is the fastest way to get there less than one hour, with no stops from Kumamoto to Kagashima station (Kagoshima-Chuo). The Sakura train can also be used which has more stops along the way.Sengan-en (Gardens)Sengan-en Garden is a Japanese-style garden on the north coast of downtown Kagoshima. From the garden, Kagoshima Bay is visible as is the volcano island of Sakurajima sitting off shore.Sengan-en was built by one of the most power feudal clans during the Edo Period (1603-1867), the Shimazu Clan. In the centre of the gardens, the ‘Iso residence’ is the former home of the Shimazu family, which can be explored by visitors. The rooms have been preserved the way they were used in the 1890s and will take you back in time for a historical experience.Senganen About a 1-hour express train trip from Kumamoto station toKagoshima-chuo station20 minutes by taxi from Kagoshima-chuo stationIo World Kagoshima AquariumLocated next to the Sakurajima Ferry terminal is the Io World Kagoshima Aquarium. An underwater world awaits to see all of the sea creatures found in the local Kagoshima Bay and much more.Kagoshima Aquarium15 minutes by taxi from Kagoshima-chuo stationOther recommendedKAGURA FESTIVAL (Kumamoto pref.) 2019/10/05A kagura dancing extravaganza, with performances by a variety of troupes throughout the whole of each day.Stalls sell food and sake for you to enjoy while you take in the incredible performances.(700 per person of high-school age and over)The Namino area of Aso City has a flourishing kagura dance scene. In this festival, a variety of troupes come together to show their moves on an open-air stage at Michi-no-Eki Namino Kaguraen Roadside Station. Some troupes even let you dance with them! When night falls, the performances get even more dramatic, with flaming torches lighting the stage.For more information click here.SENDAI TSUNAHIKI (Kagoshima pref.) 2019/09/22Beginning early in the morning on the festival day, over 1,500 participants tie 365 individual ropes together and spend half of the day weaving them into a single, giant rope. The main rope weighs 7 tons and is 365 meters long. Nearly 3,000 bare-chested men drag the rope in unison. The so-called oshitai (pushing squad) obstructs the opponent’s team by aggressivelyramming into it.To book click here.YOMITAN FESTIVAL (Okinawa pref.)The whole of Yomitan Village comes together to put together the events of this festival, including the Akainko Grand Concert of Traditional Ryukyu Music, a concert named after a legendary figure in Ryukyu music and performed by over 300 local Ryukyu dancers and fans of traditional music, Uketsugo Yomitan no Kokoro (“Let’s Pass On the Heart of Yomitan”), a huge concert performed by local elementary and junior high school students and Shinkosen, a recreation of the ship said to have brought prosperity to the Ryukyu kingdom created with folk crafts by each residents’ association.For more information click here.Beer Factory TourSUNTORY KUMAMOTOA tour of the beer factory is also popular. Click here for details.Note: Reservations are required. 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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

Camp Baird / Malcolm Davis Architecture

first_imgCamp Baird / Malcolm Davis ArchitectureSave this projectSaveCamp Baird / Malcolm Davis Architecture “COPY” Houses United States Area:  1550 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project City:HealdsburgCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. Malcolm Davis Architecture built an incredible contextual indoor/outdoor living space. This off the grid home sits on a stunning 165-wooded acre property in a valley west of Healdsburg. Previously working with the Baird family for their first home in the Bay Area, Malcolm Davis already understood the family and their design aesthetic.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherThe home, similar to their very own family campground, is outfitted for the family yearning to unplug from their fast-paced lives and connect to the outdoors. The property has two main structures – a car and barn equipment shed and a main structure, which has three primary enclosed multi-function spaces on opposite ends of the central south-facing porch. These spaces can be used for sleeping, practicing yoga and games. The backyard has an 82-foot long solar-heated swimming pool, a concrete outdoor fireplace used for grilling and cooking and a partially screened outdoor shower, which also functions as their primary shower. In addition, the backyard is the families playground which includes a tree house, rope swing, archery area and two large grass areas flank the east and west end of property for outdoor activities.Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher“Camp Baird” is a fully functional, efficient and sustainable compound. The three enclosed rooms can be fully heated by Rais wood stoves while the kitchen it’s in a screened porch with the dining area. It is a big part of the design idea is that the kitchen is not a conventional enclosed room. The galvanized metal roofs reduce heat build up and the metal cladding and hardwood Ipe decks in this Wildland Urban Interface zone minimize fire threat. The landscape, done by Cary Bush of Merge Studio, is filled with drought tolerant native species with a row of trees at the parking area to provide future shade for visiting cars. In addition, a snake fence – a 30″ tall metal wall – keeps the immediate compound free from critters.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProduct Description: The buildings are clad in CorTen metal on the walls and galvanized metal roofs. The CorTen allows the simple shed structures to blend into the landscape. The galvanized metal roofs reduce heat build up. The metal cladding and hardwood Ipe decks in this Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) zone minimize fire threat.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessJean Nouvel’s First Melbourne Tower Receives Go-AheadArchitecture NewsIntercultural Education Center at Tübingen / (se)arch architektenSelected Projects Share Architects: Malcolm Davis Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Simon Fairweather & Associates Landscape Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher+ 20 Share Year:  CopyHouses•Healdsburg, United States Photographs:  Joe Fletcher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMalcolm Davis ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHealdsburgUnited StatesPublished on November 30, 2016Cite: “Camp Baird / Malcolm Davis Architecture” 30 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Merge Studio, Cary Bush Camp Baird / Malcolm Davis Architecture “COPY” Contractor: ArchDaily Projects Manufacturers: Chilewich, Signature Hardware, Covering Chile, La Cava 2016last_img read more

PayPal – the way forward for online donations?

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 July 2000 | News  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis PayPal – the way forward for online donations? Online billing company PayPal could prove a useful alternative to online credit card donations.US online billing company PayPal offers exciting possibilities for online donations. PayPal lets you send money safely to anyone or any organisation with an e-mail address. It lets you accept payments by credit card even if you don’t have a merchant account. Of most interest to charities is the fact that PayPal is free: there are no fees paid by the buyer or seller. It is for US citizens only at present but it has plans to expand internationally.Read UK Fundraising’s report. Advertisement 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. read more

Help the Aged launches national Carol Appeal

first_imgHelp the Aged launches national Carol Appeal Tagged with: christmas Events Help the Aged is encouraging people to arrange a carol singing event or collection at their local church or in their community to raise funds for the charity.The aim of the Carol Appeal is to raise funds to help fight isolation and raise awareness of the number of older people facing loneliness at Christmas.Help the Aged has created a fundraising pack which can be downloaded from its website, to help people planning to arrange a carol concert during December for the appeal. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 November 2006 | News  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Viviane Reding responds to Reporters Without Borders’ criticism of “right to be forgotten”

first_img Europe – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan I would like to clarify some misconceptions about your report on the right to be forgotten and online free speech. In a speech on November 8, 2011, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane said that the implementation of the right to be forgotten within European data protection law will not affect the job of journalists to report and store stories of public interest. The right to be forgotten is very specific: the idea is to give more control to users so they can request that their personal information – profiles, photos or contacts – that they put online themselves are permanently deleted if they do not want this information to be used and if there is no legitimate reason to retain such data. Organisation RSF_en News Viviane Reding would never support legislation that would hinder the crucial role of journalists in our society. Mrs. Reding, as a former journalist, is very conscious and respectful of press freedom and free expression. I read your report in “Internet Enemies 2012” on the right to be forgotten and I would to respond in the name Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. Could you please post this response on your website? Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more Matthew Newman Europe – Central Asia The right to be forgotten is not an absolute right. The proposed Regulation, which the European Commission adopted on 25 January 2012, provides for very broad exemptions to ensure that freedom of expression can be fully taken into account. This will allow, for instance, news websites to continue to operate on the basis of the same principles. News For example, during the debate on the EU Telecoms Package in 2009, some politicians wanted to include in this legislation provisions that would have authorised a “three-strikes solution” to protect copyright. She opposed this at the time. Despite significant political pressure, she supported – in the name of the European Commission and in close alliance with the European Parliament – the inclusion of an “Internet freedom provision” in the final text of this legislation. This “Internet freedom provision” represents a great victory for the rights and freedoms of European citizens. Under this provision, “three-strikes laws”, which could cut off Internet access without a prior fair and impartial procedure or without effective and timely judicial review, will certainly not become part of European law. to go further March 16, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Viviane Reding responds to Reporters Without Borders’ criticism of “right to be forgotten” News Receive email alerts “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Regarding the practical implications of the proposals, the right to be forgotten does not mean that someone will be able to have all his personal data deleted following each request. If, for example, the retention of the data is necessary for the performance of a contract or for compliance with a legal obligation, the data might be kept as long as necessary for that purpose. Viviane Reding has always stood for freedom of expression, a freely accessible Internet, and freedom of information via the Internet. She has repeatedly said that blocking the Internet has never been and never will be an option. Viviane Reding has a track record during her entire career as a defender of the freedom of the press and the media, including three terms as a Commissioner, first for media, then telecoms and now as the fundamental rights Commissioner. June 8, 2021 Find out more In its 2012 “Enemies of the Internet” report, Reporters Without Borders voiced reservations about a proposed European Commission directive and regulation on online personal data protection that would enshrine the “right to be forgotten.”Under the proposed reform, people will be able to have their online personal data deleted “if there are no legitimate grounds for retaining it.” All websites, both those hosted inside the European Union and those hosted outside it, would be obliged to comply with requests in the absence of such grounds.This poses a real risk for freedom of information, as individuals would be able to invoke a right of deletion when content no longer suits them, a right that could override the public interest in the information remaining available.Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned about the leeway that the directive would allow each member state when transposing it to national law, as “a directive shall be binding, as to the result to be achieved, upon each member state to which it is addressed, but shall leave to the national authorities the choice of form and methods” (article 288 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the Europe Union).Yesterday, Reporters Without Borders received a response from the spokesperson of Viviane Reding, the European Commission vice-president responsible for justice, who is the initiator of this directive. The reply follows.————-March 14th, 2012Dear Ms. Morillon, In your comment about the right to be forgotten, you said that a debate is necessary about the proposals. That is exactly what is happening now that the proposals have been officially presented. The European Commission welcomes this debate, which should be based on a solid understanding of the proposals. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Huntington Hospital Hosts Open House for Local Students

first_imgCommunity News Huntington Hospital Hosts Open House for Local Students From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 12:28 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Huntington Hospital hosted an educational open house for teens from all over the San Gabriel Valley, including, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, San Marino and Arcadia, sharing the benefits and technical aspects of robotic surgery.On Saturday, January 23, Huntington Hospital hosted an open house for local high school students. The event, led by Armen H. Dikranian, MD, urologic surgeon and medical director of robotic surgery at Huntington Hospital with the support of David Lourie, MD, director, bariatric surgery program, educated the teens about the benefits and technical aspects of robotic surgery and allowed each student to conduct simulations using Huntington Hospital’s da Vinici Surgical Systems, a robotic surgical system designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.It’s hard for someone to be exposed to robotics technology and not like it,” said Dikranian. “This is a wonderful opportunity to show these bright students cutting edge robotics in the surgical environment. Huntington Hospital is extremely fortunate to have three da Vinci Robots thanks in large part to the generous support of our donors. This event is a great way to showcase this technology and its clinical benefits to our community.”Over 24 teens attended the event from all over the San Gabriel Valley, including, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, San Marino and Arcadia. “I like the machinery and I’m excited to come check it out,” said Polytechnic High School student, Austin Yu, who is also a volunteer at Huntington Hospital.For more photos from this event, please visit Make a comment More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Subscribecenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC – EducationPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Limerick signs up to closer links with Texas

first_imgNewsPoliticsLimerick signs up to closer links with TexasBy Alan Jacques – January 25, 2019 1177 Austin Mayor Steve Adler signing the Memorandum of Understanding with Limerick Mayor James Collins.NEW links between Limerick and Austin, Texas, are expected to create “a wealth of opportunities” for the region’s business, tourism, education and culture sectors.That’s according to Mayor James Collins who signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mayor of Austin, Steve Adler, at a special ceremony in Texas’ State Capital last week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It was the culmination of a visit to Austin by a delegation led by Mayor Collins which included representatives from the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership, Limerick Chamber, the Shannon Group, Bank of Ireland and the GAA, as well as the Chief Executive and officials from the Economic Development Directorate of Limerick City and County Council.One of the most entrepreneurial cities of the United States, Austin is one of its high-tech powerhouses, which is home to Dell, WP Engine and Trusource who all have bases in Limerick. Austin is also a creative hotbed for industry and the arts.Mayor Collins explained that the MOU will allow partnerships to be formed to allow industry, education and cultural interests on both sides to capitalise and learn from each other.“It is important that Limerick links up with industry leaders to see how we can develop and become world class leaders in our own right. It shows that Limerick has a vision to be the best and by linking up with Austin we are setting our sights at the top. This link between Austin and Limerick will allow entrepreneurs and businesses to work closely for the benefit of both cities and regions.”It is hoped that the signing of the Memorandum will establish long term, collaborative relationships in the areas of business, technology, manufacturing, professional services, education, the creative industries, culture, as well as any other area of interest and benefit to both communities.The formal bilateral trade and investment relationship envisioned by the MoU will result in the creation of new employment opportunities, expansion of foreign direct investment, an increase in the hugely sought after STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths) capabilities of workers and the enhancement of collaboration between third level institutions in Limerick and Austin.Adrian Farrell, Irish Consul General in Austin said: “The Consulate of Ireland in Austin has worked closely with both cities to develop this exciting new agreement which will strengthen relations and deliver benefits in trade and enterprise, innovation, education and culture for citizens and businesses in Limerick and Austin.” Twitter TAGSLimerick City and CountNewspolitics RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Facebook Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Printcenter_img Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Email Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleLimerick Council in the frame for €33,000 spend on music memorabiliaNext articleGet to the punchline at University Concert Hall Alan Jacques Linkedin Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat last_img read more

Oxfam to revamp reward system to improve retention

first_img Previous Article Next Article Oxfam is revamping its pay and benefits structure, as well as enhancingstaff development to improve its retention worldwide. Andrew Thompson, director of international HR, said the charity had decidedto make changes to its rewards structure to combat high staff turnover,particularly outside the UK. Turnover among international management and other specialists is as high as60 per cent, creating significant recruitment and other associated costs. Thompson said that in some areas, such as Africa, no member of staff hasworked for the organisation for longer than two years. One of the measuresbeing taken is a reduction in the use of fixed-term contracts that, in someregions, are used to employ about three-quarters of staff. Thompson said: “On a fixed-term contract, people don’t feel emotionallyattached to the organisation. We needed measures that would create a morestable workforce and a greater sense of belonging.” The organisation, which typically paid 25 per cent less than the marketrate, has increased its basic pay to make it more competitive. Thompson is sure the extra investment will pay dividends. “We are spending far more money on the costs associated with turnoverthan we will eventually spend on [increasing wages],” he said. Oxfam is also beginning to use e-learning to improve the consistentdevelopment of its staff, regardless of where they are based. The charity hasstarted to embed a performance management system as a tool to measure andmotivate employees. “[Oxfam is] an organisation that is focused on getting the best out ofits staff in order to have as big an impact on poverty as possible,”Thompson said. By Quentin Reade Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Oxfam to revamp reward system to improve retentionOn 15 Oct 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more