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Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) 2013 Abridged Report

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first_imgPhoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfilePhoenix Beverages Limited is a Mauritian company that produces bottles and distributes alcoholic and non- alcoholic brews. Under the company’s production line, there are numerous renowned brands represented. With brands such as Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Malta Guinness and Smirnoff Ice, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Schweppes, Dasani and Crystal table water, being produced and sold by the company under the respective contract agreements. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Mauritius Phoenix and operates as a subsidiary of Phoenix Investment Company Limited. Phoenix Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Wales v Argentina: Five things we learned

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first_imgCARDIFF, WALES – NOVEMBER 10: Toby Faletau (C) of Wales during the Wales versus Argentina International match at the Millennium Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Offloading used to be one of the Welsh team’s key attributes, the Welsh Way, as it was widely chronicled. In the days when Wales weren’t able to create a solid platform, it was their key to unlocking the defensive line – it’s how they won the 2005 Grand Slam. But now that Wales do have a solid platform, frustratingly, they have lost the desire to offload. On Saturday, Wales had 48% of the possession and the territory, the lineout ran at 90% and the scrum was far more stable than people had predicted – Aaron Jarvis’ debut on the tight head was nothing but solid. But despite having a competitive platform, Wales only made seven offloads compared to Argentina’s 13 –  and let’s not kid ourselves, the Pumas are hardly the Harlem Globe Trotters. Wales’ reluctance to offload was made all the more frustrating by the way in which the Argentinians defended. North and Cuthbert were repeatedly ankle tackled by the Pumas which should have kept their hands and arms free to offload, yet Wales still had limited success in finding their men out of the tackle. It is worth mentioning that the Puma’s defensive strategy was very impressive. They had clearly done their homework on Wales’ strike runners – scratch that, it was more like a PHD than homework. Props to Santiago Phelan.Stand-out: Toby Faletau did the bulk of the ball-carryingFaletau carried WalesToby Faletau was a rare positive for Wales. He carried Wales – almost literally, carrying the ball an incredible 122m. To put it into context, Faletau carried the ball three times further than the rest of the Welsh starting pack and the substitutes combined. Falatau’s carrying technique was very neat, his ability to switch the ball from a left hand carry to the right constantly freed up the correct hand with which to fend off the tackler – it resulted in 18 carries and an impressive zero turnovers. Faletau’s quality carrying was in stark contrast to the limited carrying from the rest of the starting eight, who only managed to carry the ball 12 yards between them – the Welsh forward substitutes of McCusker, James, Hibbard and Bevington managed to carry the ball a combined 28 metres in a fraction of the time. The Welsh pack needs to start carrying the ball; otherwise a few of them will end up carrying the can.  Two weeks preparation v three monthsThere was an interesting subtext to the game between Wales and Argentina. It wasn’t just about the 80 minutes on the field, but the minutes, days and weeks before hand – or in the Argentinians’ case, months. The Pumas squad had been together for the best part of three months as part of the Rugby Championship – they only went their separate ways four weeks ago. The Pumas have played six full tests together since August and it showed in their performance against Wales. Much is made of Wales spending eight days together in their training camps, but in reality that is an insignificant period of time compared to the preparation that the Southern Hemisphere teams are afforded due to the structure of the Southern Hemisphere season. Wales haven’t won an opening fixture in the Autumn Internationals for ten years. It’s not an excuse, but it’s equally, it’s not a coincidence. No surprise: Juan Imhoff scorches in for a try against a one-paced Wales at the Millennium StadiumBy Paul WilliamsLosing to Argentina is not a ‘shock’ resultWALES’ 12-26 defeat to Argentina seems to have come as a shock to many. To those who analysed the Pumas performances in the inaugural Rugby Championship, it hasn’t. Argentina may have finished bottom of the table, but their first season in the toughest competition outside of the World Cup was a great success. They drew 16-16 with South Africa and lost twice to Australia by a combined margin of just 10 points. Many people in Wales viewed this fixture as one of the easier games in the Autumn Series, deemed more comparable to playing Samoa than the Wallabies or the All Blacks. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. The Pumas are not the ‘Italy’ of the South. Therefore Saturday’s defeat should not have come as a shock – although the damp manner in which they went down should.No entry: Wales struggled to penetrate Zero penetrationWales didn’t make a single clean break against Argentina. Not one. Nada. Zilch. Argentina, a side hardly renowned for their ability to break through the middle or the outside channels, created five clean breaks – and two tries followed. Wales’ running patterns were painfully predictable. You don’t need to have Gwyn Jones’ analytical skills to realise that the Welsh game plan involved sending North, Cuthbert and Roberts on straight angles with the intention of ploughing over the top of defenders. It was as ineffective as it was naive. At times it was like watching the 80’s computer game ‘Breakout’ where a red ball repeatedly flew straight into a blue wall. Wales’ running angles yesterday were as boring to watch as that computer game was to play. Wales need to develop a new gameplan, and sharpish.Wales have forgotten how to offload last_img read more

The greatest blindsides of all time: Mike Teague

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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mike Teague dots down for the Lions TAGS: The Greatest Players Mike Teague was an integral part of any team he played for, whether it be Gloucester, the Lions or England. One of the greatest blindsides to play the game Major teams: Gloucester, Moseley, CardiffCountry: England
Test span: 1985-1993England caps: 27 (26 starts)Lions caps: 3 (2 starts)Test points: 15 (3T)His finest hour was the 1989 Lions tour to Australia, when he missed the first-Test defeat through injury but came back to wear the No 6 jersey to such great effect in the next two Tests that he was voted Man of the Series as the tourists achieved a come-from-behind triumph for the first and only time.Teague had only established himself in the England team that spring. He won his first three caps in 1985, aged 25, but was then left out until the 1989 Five Nations. He responded by bulking up and taking his fitness to new levels with what Gloucester folk call “Mad Dog” training, involving hill running over all kinds of terrain, carrying rocks and logs.The hard work enabled him to play his trademark physical game on what was, at times, a violent Lions tour and turn the tide in the visitors’ favour. Socks rolled down, a barnstorming Teague tackled everything that moved, was a driving force in the loose and a limpet in possession.In 1990 he started just three England Tests, all at No 8, but played 11 times in 1991, scoring two tries on the way to a Grand Slam and going all the way to the World Cup final. Teague was so disappointed by England’s final defeat that he has never watched a replay. He won just five more England caps and played one more Test for the Lions, finishing with a 100%-winning record for the tourists after beating New Zealand 20-7 in 1993.Teague joined Gloucester from the All Blues club as a teenager in 1978 and played 301 times for the first team over the next 17 years, but had short spells at Stroud and Cardiff and a couple of seasons with Moseley from 1992. He was a self-employed builder, which made it tough to balance his rugby commitments with his need to pay the bills during the amateur days. Now the owner of Teague Construction, he maintains close links with Gloucester RFC, co-owning and running Teague’s Bar, opposite Kingsholm.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

St. George’s College Jerusalem appoints associate dean

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first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags People Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments are closed. [St. George’s College Jerusalem] The Dean of St. George’s College, Jerusalem has announced the appointment of The Rev. Dr. Susan Lukens as Associate Dean of the College.Dean Gregory Jenks, said, that Dr. Lukens’ appointment as Associate Dean marks the first time a woman has been appointed to a leadership position in The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, and in particular at St. George’s College.“Dr. Lukens brings a diverse set of gifts to this new leadership role at the College. Her background in higher education, her previous service to the College as Minister of Hospitality—and more recently as Communication and Marketing Officer—and her continuing roles as a trustee at Virginia Theological Seminary as well as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Msalato Theological College at Dodoma in Tanzania, all converge to make Susan especially suited to the role of Associate Dean at St. George’s College. I very much look forward to working with Susan as we share the ministry of Dean to the College community here.”Dr. Lukens’ new role takes effect immediately and is for an initial term of three years.St George’s College in Jerusalem is an Anglican community of education, hospitality, pilgrimage, and reconciliation. Submit an Event Listing Comments (1) Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET January 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm This is very Good News indeed and the Rev’d Dr. Susan Lukens will surely be welcomed, and in her new capacity, by the Jerusalem diocesan and St. George’s Cathedral family. However the Dean of St. George’s College comment needs some added clarification. In its web site, the Diocese of Jerusalem includes a number of major Institutions, at least two of which have listed or have had in their top positions professional Women, namely the iconic Princess Basma Center and School where for many years its CEO being the distinguished Mrs, Betty Majaj, RN. Another is the fabled Al Ahliya School for Girls n Amman, often referred to as Jordan’s foremost School for girls and young women being Mrs. Haifa Najjar, as the Superintendent (Principal) of the School (attended over the years by members of the Jordanian Royal Family) with Mrs. Alia Abboud as Head of Scool. The Director of St. George’s Cathedral Pilgrim Guest House (a Minister of Hospitality) is a Woman who is an ordained Episcopal Church Deacon and Missioner.Partner from Hawaii. It may however indeed be a first in that Dr. Lukens is a Priest, though several Priests who are women have assisted at St. George’s College over the years though not in the office of the College’s Dean to share in that Ministry. It should be femembered that the Diocese geographically covers five countries where professional women have served in high positions of leacership both in the private and public sectors in parliaments, and national cabinets.A Blessed Epiphanytide.Samir+The Rev’d Canon Samir J. HabibyA past (Episcopal Church Volunteer Partner Missioner) Special Assistant to the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem.A Past Executive Director, the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World ReliefPartner Mission Assistant Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC The Rev’d Canon Samir J. Habiby says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Posted Jan 12, 2016 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET St. George’s College Jerusalem appoints associate dean Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Friday Funnies – Schalk Brits, the best player in the Premiership

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first_imgFriday Dec 2, 2011 Friday Funnies – Schalk Brits, the best player in the Premiership If ever there was a case of commentators curse, this is it as the apparent ‘Player of the Premiership’ Schalk Brits committed the cardinal sin of taking a quick tap a little too hastily, with new hooker John Smit watching on from the stands. It’s been a bit of a rough week for RD as we’ve had server problems that just won’t go away. You’ve probably noticed. Basically the long and the short of it is that the excessive site traffic keeps crashing the server, which is a bit of a problem when the goal of a website is to get people on it.We’re doing what we can to tweak things so with a bit of patience and perseverence, it’ll come right soon and we’ll be all set for 2012, with our next phase of development kicking off shortly.While there’s quite a lot of changes going on behind the scenes here, at Saracens they’ve recently had former Springbok captain Smit join the fray. That means that depending on the form and fitness of the 2007 World Cup winner, star hooker Brits might be feeling the heat soon.It didn’t help that he got himself suspended for a few weeks for a tiptackle which allowed Smit to take up a starting role, but shortly before that, on one of Smit’s first weekend’s at the club, Brits perhaps tried a little too hard to impress.Of course anyone who has seen him play in the past few seasons knows how good he is, so this is just a light hearted dig at the man that we have heaps of respect for.Have a good weekend and keep a lookout for our Heineken Cup tickets for Round 3 soon.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in Samambaia / Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura

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first_img “COPY” Lead Architect: 2014 ArchDaily House in Samambaia / Rodrigo Simão ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveHouse in Samambaia / Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912305/house-in-samambaia-rodrigo-simao-arquitetura Clipboard CopyHouses•Petrópolis, Brazil Brazil Year:  Area:  375 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912305/house-in-samambaia-rodrigo-simao-arquitetura Clipboard Photographs Houses Architects: Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© André Nazareth+ 78Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs:  André Nazareth Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: FRANKE, Aço Tubo, Belgo Arcelor, Coral para acabamento fino, Deca, Gerdau Corsa, Ipiranga, Metais, Petromix, Serralheria Marcondes, Temper master, Tintas Coqueiro, Vidraçaria Bassous House in Samambaia / Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura Projects Structure Engineering Concrete Structure:Alvaro Moraes ArquiteturaManagement/Coordination:Rodrigo Simão ArquiteturaFoundation Project:Alvaro Moraes ArquiteturaLighting Project:Rodrigo Simão ArquiteturaInterior Design:Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura e Katharina WelperLandscaping Project:Katharina Welper e Rodrigo Simão ArquiteturaHydraulic/Electrical Plant Projects:Vega EngenhariaCity:PetrópolisCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The house was built for the architect and his family, preserving relief, stones, and native trees, creating functional spaces that integrate domestic life with the nature of the place. The entrance of the house is done through a deck of 7cm thick wooden planks of demolition. This space doubles as an outdoor living room and is where the family spends most of the time.Save this picture!© André NazarethRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorThe carbon steel structure used in most of the building made possible large spans with spares of reduced sections, allowing large window openings and creating open spaces in dialogue with the garden and the beautiful landscape of the region. The flooring in most of the house is the concrete slab itself that was polished in the act of concreting – usually used in industries and gas stations because of its high impact resistance, abrasion, and its smooth and hygienic finish.Save this picture!© André NazarethThis option results in: fine finish, considerable economy, and thin slabs – polishing was the only waterproofing of the floors of balconies and terraces. The concrete is also exposed in walls and slabs, molded in the formwork with 10cm battens, thus exploiting its properties, eliminating human labor and material stages and integrating the building with nature.Save this picture!Sketch 1The access stairs to the mezzanine and terraces are made of profiles of recycled steel and pink peroba planks on the steps. Old doors made of solid hardwood, hardwood ladders used, a cover system employing wooden floors, bathroom countertops, wooden furniture, and yellow-colored luminaires, made exclusively for the project, contribute with domesticity for the construction with industrial materials.Save this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© André NazarethSave this picture!Main FacadeThe roof is composed of a metal structure and hardwood floor, covered by asphalt blanket and lined with “shingle roof”. The pillars are made of steel pipes filled with “auto adensável” concrete and are recessed against the glass edges contributing to the lightness and dematerialization of the structure.Save this picture!© André NazarethThe lightweight structural set of the house rests on masonry stone walls that compose the foundation by lifting it off the floor in order to avoid moisture and animals. The stones were dismantled from a wall over a hundred years old and redone by a local craftsman. Landscaping was done intuitively by residents, seeking to incorporate pre-existing native species that at some points cross the slabs.Save this picture!© André NazarethThe curved roof rises in the direction of the rising sun, which during the day runs through the house through iron-fixed fixed glass panels and sliding aluminum and clear glass sliding doors. Especially in the rooms facing north, the incidence of sunshine is vital to health in a mountainous city like Petropolis.Save this picture!© André NazarethThe house has gained attachments as a playroom and an atelier for the artist Katharina Welper, architect’s wife, complementing the integration between architecture and landscaping. The concepts of open space, the use of materials in their natural form and integration with nature seek to inspire in the family simplicity and a functional and integrated lifestyle.Save this picture!© André NazarethProject gallerySee allShow lessMecanoo Designs the World’s Largest Man-Made Nature ParkArchitecture News2019 to be a Record-Breaking Year for Tall Buildings in LondonArchitecture News Share Rodrigo Simão “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRodrigo Simão ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRio de JaneiroWood ConcretePetrópolisAço carbonoBrazilPublished on March 06, 2019Cite: “House in Samambaia / Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura” [Casa em Samambaia / Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura] 06 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Lightning may be key to cleansing atmosphere of toxins, greenhouse gases, study says

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first_imgiStock/Slavica(NEW YORK) — Perhaps we should be praying to the lightning gods for cleaner air and the solution to the climate crisis.Hydroxyl radicals, which are “crucial” to the atmosphere’s ability to cleanse itself, are directly produced by flashes of lightning, and those flashes produce the radicals in quantities far greater than expected, a new study published Thursday in Science found.They are the “most important” oxidizing species due to its ability to control the concentrations of toxic and “climate-relevant” gases such as carbon monoxide and methane, according to the paper, which analyzes a 2012 airborne study.In their quest to understand the benefits of a lightning bolt, scientists also discovered a previously unknown mechanism thought to be responsible for a large proportion of oxidation in the atmosphere.While in the NASA DC-8 aircraft used to gather data, the researchers assumed there was a problem with the signal that indicates how much of the radicals were in the atmosphere, as it displayed up to 1,000 times the normal value, William Brune, professor of meteorology and atmospheric science at Pennsylvania State University and author of the study, told ABC News.But, the signals were only spiking sporadically, Brune said. Once the researchers compared the data gathered in the plane with a lightning mapping array, which tracks the static generated by lightning flashes, they could see that the signal spikes and lightning were occurring at the same place at the same time. And then when they generated sparks in the lab, they confirmed that the hydroxyl radicals were being produced.While scientists already knew that lightning increases the atmosphere’s cleansing capabilities, they did not previously know that oxidants such as hydroxyl radicals and the ozone could be directly generated by lightning sparks and in other electrified areas of a storm cloud, according to the study.“No one has seen that much in the atmosphere from natural processes, ever,” Brune said.During the study, extreme amounts of hydroxyl radicals and ozone were discovered and linked to visible flashes that occurred in the front of the plane, which flew through anvils — frozen particles in the highest levels of thunderstorms — of deep convective clouds. High amounts of hydroxyl radicals and ozone were also linked to not-so-visible discharges in other electrified regions.Between 2% and 16% of the oxidizing capability of Earth’s atmosphere is generated by oxidants produced by lightning, the results of the study suggest.While a lightning strike may be scary, remember that the odds of getting struck by lightning are about 1 in 15,000 in a person’s lifetime, and the terrifying storm may actually be helping to save the planet.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Assistant or Associate Professor for Applied Economics

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first_imgThe Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and AgriscienceEducation is seeking candidates for a 9-month, tenure trackposition of Assistant or Associate Professor in Applied Economics,with a promising record of applied economic research inagricultural, food, resource, or environmental economics. Thefaculty member will be responsible for developing and deliveringcourse content in agribusiness and/or applied economics withprimary emphasis in data science and analytics (Big Data),statistical/econometric and computational methods, demonstratedPython, Stata, R, and/or SAS programming experience as well asdeveloping a quality academic research program with a promisingrefereed publication record. Prospective candidates are alsoexpected to assist with the leadership of the Department’sAnalytical Survey Laboratory, to provide knowledge of qualitativeand quantitative methods with applications of Big Data analytics,and to provide analytic expertise to expand the Department’sresearch portfolio. Excellence in teaching and curriculumdevelopment is required with strong consideration offirst-generation and diverse student populations. Continuousservice involvement with the profession, Department, College,University, and Community are also expected.last_img read more

St. Hugh’s drops Aung San Suu Kyi’s name from common room

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first_imgAung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor and de facto leader of Myanmar, studied PPE at St. Hugh’s, graduating in 1967. She has received international condemnation for the Myanmar government’s treatment of its Rohingya minority.The decision to rename the room follows the college’s earlier removal of an Aung San Suu Kyi portrait to in September. Last week, Oxford City Council concluded that it was “no longer appropriate” for Aung San Suu Kyi to hold Freedom of the City of Oxford.The Myanmar leader has also been criticised by fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureates including current Oxford University student, Malala Yousafzai.This condemnation extends from the view that Aung San Suu Kyi has been perceived as inactive in actively dealing with the severe humanitarian crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.The UN described the atrocities being inflicted upon the Rohingya as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. In a previously released official statement, the college stated that it “shares the grave international concern about the persistent ethnic violence towards, and treatment of, the Rohingya community,” and they “earnestly hope that Aung San Suu Kyi will do everything within her power to stop the violence and address the underlying issues as a matter of urgency”.The JCR Committee will now work to have the College add a letter of condemnation to this statement. Speaking about the consequences of the ballot passing, the JCR Secretary Curtis Crowley said: “JCR Committee will be going back to the JCR to seek further arguments and evidence for both sides before petitioning the principal and other college officials”.He stressed the need for a “strong and well-evidenced case” to be put to college authorities, who have already responded to the crisis in Myanmar. St. Hugh’s JCR has voted to remove the name of its Junior Common Room, currently named after the controversial leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi.In a meeting last week, the JCR resolved to remove the name of their common room. According to the motion, it would be a statement of “solidarity with the persecuted and oppressed minority of Myanmar”. The motion aimed to show students of the college “condemn crimes against humanity and Aung San Suu Kyi’s stance on this issue”.The motion also mandated the JCR Committee to petition the Principal and other college officials to write an open letter of condemnation to Aung San Suu Kyi on behalf of the college.The vote was in the form of an anonymous online ballot. The motion passed with 115 votes in favour of the motion, 45 votes against, and 11 abstentions.Affnafee Rahman, the second year student who proposed the motion, told Cherwell: “The fact that Aung San Suu Kyi studied in this college… makes the Rohingya crisis far more relevant to the students of Hugh’s.” According to Rahman, the passing of the motion means “that we, as concerned global citizens and promoters of peace have done some justice to our moral responsibility in standing up for the oppressed and those who don’t have a voice, and that for me is the most important thing”.The motion was delayed following Sunday night’s JCR meeting. Several students felt that the highly important nature of the resolutions should be settled in an anonymous online ballot.Elise Page, who seconded the JCR motion, said: “the symbolism of our condemnation has more weight,” given Aung San Suu Kyi studied at the college.Recognising the meeting’s debate on the issue, they said: “Several members of the common room have pointed out that this is a complex issue – it is. What is not complicated is deciding whether human rights offences are wrong.“We cannot sit by idle while the suffering continues. We must work with what we have namely, the prestige of an Oxford college, and one associated with Aung San Suu Kyi at that – to help those in need as much as we can.”last_img read more

A professor’s journey to belief

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first_imgHarvard Kennedy School Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad bears a famous name and is the progeny of an equally famous religious leader. He was born into the counterculture of the 1960s, to parents inspired by the mysticism of Lebanese-American poet Khalil Gibran, and spent his early childhood on the South Side of Chicago within the community of the Nation of Islam, the religious and political group led by his great-grandfather, Elijah Muhammad.On Wednesday night, beneath the bright lights of the main hall of the Smith Campus Center, Professor Muhammad reflected on these, and other, defining forces of his life, in the first installment of a new series of conversations hosted by Muslim Chaplain Khalil Abdur-Rashid. Titled “Life Matters,” the series presents an opportunity for Harvard students to learn from the experiences of esteemed members of the University community, through dialogue addressing the role that religion, spirituality, and ethics have played during their lives.Throughout the evening, Muhammad shared insights from a life that in many ways he has “grown into,” beginning with his reflections on how it has always been a work in progress to understand the significance of sharing Gibran’s name. In seventh grade, an English teacher gave him a signed copy of the poet’s most renowned work, “The Prophet,” a gift that Muhammad says marked “the first time in my life I realized how important my namesake was, and I began to read and study and I realized that I could make something of this, in terms of his legacy, and my own.”Bearing the name wasn’t always easy. As a child, he said, he often had to explain it to his public school classmates (the majority of Nation of Islam students attended religious schools, but he did not); his seventh-grade yearbook described him as Kahlua Muhammad. Later in life, he said he was denied financial aid for a Ph.D. program when a member of the search committee admitted concern that he was affiliated with the Nation.The Nation forged a large part of Muhammad’s cultural identity, but it was not the only influence. His mother, “a product of the ’60s” who never joined the Nation herself, raised him with the humanist values by which she lived her life — concepts that became more prominent in his upbringing when his parents divorced. By the time Muhammad was “7, 8, 9, the world I had known as a small child completely transformed and changed … I was an orphan within a context of a religion that was most prominent in my life.”For much of the rest of his youth, Muhammad was neither Muslim nor Christian, in any traditional sense, even as he was powerfully influenced by the culture of the Nation. In 1984, when he was 12, he met a lasting mentor, “a Jewish dude from Edison, N.J.,” who hired him to fix computers for University of Chicago professors. He was the first Jewish person Muhammad had known well. Time spent with this mentor, whose own perspective was largely secular, helped expand Muhammad’s worldview beyond the South Side. As he grew, religion provided a rich source of knowledge and understanding, but in general involved more culture than belief.“My parents never positioned their own faith journey, no matter how active or engaged it was personally, as some litmus test for how to judge the character of other people,” said Muhammad. “It was less about what they said and more about how they treated people.”,“My parents never positioned their own faith journey, no matter how active or engaged it was personally, as some litmus test for how to judge the character of other people. It was less about what they said and more about how they treated people.” — Khalil Gibran Muhammad, pictured above, left At age 18, Muhammad became more intimately associated with a specific system of beliefs when he entered his first real relationship, with a woman who was active in the Pentecostal tradition. Since then, Muhammad has identified as a Christian. The beginnings of his journey in this faith were accompanied by his mother’s newfound interest in going to church, and in the proliferation of the megachurches that marked American spiritual life in the early 1990s. His Christianity was solidified when he met and married his wife, Stephanie Lawson, a Southern Baptist who grew up in Florida.“My Christianity and my experience with religion has always turned on its grounding in a distinct black church tradition,” he said, “and that’s been fortified by the fact that my family — I now have three children — has depended upon religious communities for our cultural nourishment.” This was especially the case when Muhammad taught at Indiana University, in Bloomington, which had a very small black population compared to where he grew up.There have been significant challenges in Muhammad’s life, and he shared some of those. When he was very young, the death of his father’s younger brother Omar, and the devastating grief of his family, shook Muhammad in a way that made him mortally afraid of the deaths of himself and his parents. News stories during the Cold War would send him into a tailspin; an exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science that foretold the death of the solar system when the sun is extinguished — in 7 to 8 billion years — caused him to break down on the spot.Today Muhammad is a prominent professor of history and a respected author. His book “The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America” won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book award in American Studies. But early on, it wasn’t evident that he would have a successful career in higher education. In high school and college, he says he regularly slept through class. Later, working as an accountant at a prominent firm, he would frequently hide in the office’s bathroom stalls to take naps. At 22, he was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a condition he has managed without medication for the past two decades. (Asked about his advice for students who may be suffering from a similar condition or disability, he said, “If you are experiencing something that makes you do something that other people don’t do, get help. Don’t wait … It definitely changed my life.”)As the evening drew to a close, Abdur-Rashid asked Muhammad a final, encapsulating question, “Why does life matter?”“For me, the older I get, the harder it is to imagine that my life is not fundamentally about the people in it,” he said, “and that the thing that I can control is how I love those people, how I model the values that I have, in particular because I have three children and a partner who has been my best friend for 20-plus years now. For me, life matters because life is a gift, for ourselves and for those people we experience life with. And if we experience those people with greater love and compassion and care and sensitivity, then it all makes sense.”last_img read more