Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgMumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileMumias Sugar Company Limited is the largest sugar manufacturer in Kenya producing about 250 000 metric tonnes (42%) of the estimated 600 000 metric tonnes of annual national output. Its own sugarcane plantations provide up to 7% of its annual output; its primary source of sugarcane is grown by outgrowers with some 400 square kilometers under cultivation Mumias Sugar Company co-generates over 30 megawatts of electricity which is used for its own operations and surplus is sold into the national electricity grid. Mumias Sugar Company also manufacturers about 24 million liters of ethanol annually and 20 million liters of distilled water. The company was founded in 1971 where the government of Kenya was a major shareholder. The initiative was implemented to provide a source of income for poor farmers in the Mumias district, create job opportunities and curb rural-urban migration. Mumias Sugar Company has reduced Kenya’s dependence on imported sugar products and created a self-sustaining sugar production enterprise where outgrower farmers reap the commercial benefits. Mumias Sugar Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Tetris Extension / Crosshatch

first_img Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905506/tetris-extension-crosshatch Clipboard Australia Photographs Tetris Extension / CrosshatchSave this projectSaveTetris Extension / Crosshatch 2018 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905506/tetris-extension-crosshatch Clipboard CopyHouses, Extension•Melbourne, Australia “COPY” Area:  145 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCrosshatchOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionMelbourneAustraliaPublished on November 09, 2018Cite: “Tetris Extension / Crosshatch” 08 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Crosshatch Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Jaime Diaz-BerrioSave this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. Tetris Extension in Melbourne’s inner north-west is a compact addition completed in early 2018. The clients, a young couple with two small children, had outgrown their neat Californian bungalow and needed more room to move. Crosshatch was engaged to create a sympathetic yet efficient rear extension to meet the family’s needs, while still retaining the much-loved character of the original two-bedroom home. The existing floor plan was also reconfigured to provide a third bedroom, additional bathroom and central lounge.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioSave this picture!Proposed / Floor planSave this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioA hard-working solution.The simplicity of the resulting extension belies a high level of complexity and multi- functionalism that considers every aspect of the site and its surrounds. Crosshatch’s most compelling articulation is the efficient use of 45 square metres of additional floor space to comfortably accommodate a new kitchen, dining area and laundry. Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioCapturing northern light was a priority for the south-facing extension. This was achieved with the introduction of a central courtyard and strategically positioned windows.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioBringing the outside in.The extension appears much bigger than it actually is, due in no small part to the interior’s minimalist arrangement, even light penetration and strong relationship to the outdoors. Bringing the outside in was important to both the clients and Crosshatch Co-founders Jaime Diaz-Berrio and Mark Allan and it’s made possible through the dining area’s large picture window with deep reveals and bi-fold glass doors that open to the central courtyard. This active green space connects old and new and extends the living areas beyond their boundaries, creating a sense of spaciousness. The design also allows for visual connection between spaces, so the parents always have a clear view of the children from the kitchen, whether they’re playing in their bedroom, the lounge room, courtyard or backyard.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioThe suburban tetris.The forms of the new extension are arranged in a tetris-like configuration, expressed in the plan, elevation and section. The interlocking volumes unite the form and function of the old and new. The tetris concept is further iterated through the interior detailing, including bespoke cabinetry and custom kitchen door handles.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioRespecting context.The striking 4.5m high window articulates the exterior and frames the large gum tree on the rear property, sensitively grounding the extension and existing home within its suburban context. Recycled red brick was used to respect the home’s original material palette, in keeping with the area’s Heritage Overlay.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioEvery design decision, from the smallest interior detail to the exterior’s overall form, has been carefully considered to achieve a convincing approach to small footprint modern living.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioProject gallerySee allShow lessChangji Hui Autonomous Prefecture / United Design U10 AtelierSelected ProjectsP02 Apartment / Comma StudioSelected Projects Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-Berrio+ 31Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Tetris Extension / Crosshatch Year: last_img read more

Concert hall of new Music Center to be named for late Van Cliburn

first_imgTaylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Previous articleKevin Samuel’s career day powers No. 20 Men’s Basketball past Oral Roberts, 79-62Next articleWhat we’re reading: Fires rage and tempers flare Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent + posts Twitter Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Twitter printThis is the goal for the TCU School of Music Concert Hall.The concert hall of the TCU Music Center currently under construction will be named for late Van Cliburn, the concert pianist who skyrocketed to fame at 23 when he won the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958.The $10 million donation total from donors close to Cliburn is supporting the naming, according to the university.FILE – This March 2, 2011 file photo shows President Barack Obama presenting a 2010 National Medal of Arts to pianist Van Cliburn during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Cliburn, the internationally celebrated pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock star status died early Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his Fort Worth home following a battle with bone cancer. He was 78. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)“We are grateful to this group of donors for this historic gift to the School of Music to honor Van Cliburn and ensure the success of this important project,” said Chancellor Victor Boschini. The $53 million concert hall is set to open in fall 2020.With seating for around 700, the hall is designed acoustically as a grand concert hall to mirror the sound of much larger venues. Fort Worth residents David and Dana Porter led the fundraising efforts.“Dana and I are delighted to be part of the effort to name TCU’s new concert hall after Van Cliburn,” said David.The hall will include a museum showcasing Cliburn’s life and music. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Facebook Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! Linkedin CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Linkedin Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ FILE – This March 2, 2011 file photo shows President Barack Obama presenting a 2010 National Medal of Arts to pianist Van Cliburn during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Cliburn, the internationally celebrated pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock star status died early Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his Fort Worth home following a battle with bone cancer. He was 78. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file) ReddIt ReddIt Taylor Boser Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Khashoggi trial: truth impossible from trial with no public or journalists

first_img News Turkey, the country where the murder took place, began holding its own trial in July. RSF is registered as in interested party so that it can attend the proceedings, in which those accused are being tried in absentia. News Saudi Arabia is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. March 9, 2021 Find out more There were 11 defendants at the original trial but the court acquitted three of them for lack of evidence when it issued its verdict in December 2019. They included a close adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. They also included Gen. Ahmad Al-Assiri, the deputy head of intelligence, who was suspected of supervising the murder. Organisation “The total of 124 years in prison for those convicted of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder gives the impression that justice has been administered in an appropriate manner, but we must not forget that the trial was held behind closed doors and therefore did not respect basic principles of justice” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “This trial with no public and no journalists has not revealed the truth and has not enabled us to learn what happened in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 and who gave the prior order to commit this state murder. As premeditation was ruled out, we are asked to believe that matters got out of control, but a great deal of evidence demonstrates the contrary. We nonetheless note with satisfaction that the court abandoned the death sentences originally imposed on some of the defendants.” Receive email alerts After a Saudi court today issued final verdicts and sentences on appeal in the Jamal Khashoggi murder case, giving eight unidentified defendants sentences ranging from 7 to 20 years in prison, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its position that only an independent international investigation will be able to render justice in this case. Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Impunity to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Impunity Help by sharing this information News The Saudi TV channel Al Arabiya reported that, according to the public prosecutor’s office, the five defendants sentenced to death at the original trial were given 20-year jail terms, while the other three were given sentences ranging from 7 to 10 years in prison. In all, the jail sentences totalled 124 years. As in the original trial, the court maintained that the journalist’s murder was not premeditated. Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS June 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Saudi Arabia September 7, 2020 Khashoggi trial: truth impossible from trial with no public or journalistslast_img read more

Chinese go further, faster and higher with media crackdowns two years before Beijing Olympics

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more News News Follow the news on China August 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chinese go further, faster and higher with media crackdowns two years before Beijing Olympics 中文版本When the Summer Olympic Games open in Beijing two years from today, on 8 August 2008, neither the Beijing Organising Committee (BOCOG) nor the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be in a position to guarantee that the thousands of journalists covering the event will be able move about freely or write what they think, although the Chinese authorities promised they would.Reporters Without Borders is outraged that, 730 days before the start of the Beijing Games, the Chinese authorities are able to continue a crackdown on the press with virtually nothing being said by the IOC or the national Olympic committees. Nothing seems capable of eliciting a reaction from the Olympic bodies, not even restrictions on the foreign press.”This silence allows the Chinese government to shamelessly continue its massive human rights violations,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Already marred by corruption, the preparation of the games has been accompanied by a crackdown on dissent, which officials say is necessary to make sure they are safe.” The press freedom organisation also fears that all the surveillance and crowd-control equipment that China has bought from US, Israeli and French companies to ensure security at the games, will afterwards be used for repression.As part of the preparations for the Games, the Chinese government has established an arsenal of laws and regulations that impose very strict content control on journalists, website editors and bloggers. There is no guarantee that the Chinese and international public will get unrestricted and impartial coverage of the Beijing Games.For example, current regulations, which were reinforced in April by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), ban the Chinese media from using foreign news agency video footage without government permission. Under these circumstances, disinformation by the Chinese media before and during the games is inevitable.So the sadly unforgettable scenarios of Berlin in 1936 and Moscow in 1980 could easily be played out again in Beijing.Further and furtherThe prolonged detention of New York Times researcher Zhao Yan and Straits Times correspondent Ching Cheong have shown that journalists working for the Chinese press are not the only targets of the crackdowns. The government also turns its sights on the foreign media whenever they do anything to upset it.The foreign journalists who are based in China or come on visits continue to be subject to police control. Everyone is aware of the surveillance, including the phone tapping. One might have expected China to keep its promise to the IOC to guarantee the media’s freedom of movement. But this has not happened.”In no other major country is there so much control over foreign journalists,” says Jonathan Watts of the Foreign Correspondents Club of China. Dozens of foreign journalists – both visitors and those based there – are detained, threatened or attacked each year. “We are unable to give an exact figure at the moment, somewhere between 50 and 100 a year, but the number of journalists prevented from working by force is a problem that should be raised at the highest level,” says Watts. The Foreign Correspondents Club still lacks official recognition and therefore has no premises of its own in Beijing.The Chinese foreign ministry refuses to make any changes to the Foreign Correspondents Guide, which says any journalist must request prior permission before leaving Beijing to cover something in the interior. Georg Blume, the correspondent of the weekly Die Zeit, was detained for five hours by the Chinese police last month while looking into the building of a dam in the southern province of Yunnan. He was forced to destroy some of his notes and sign a statement undertaking to leave the area.The deplorable practice of blacklisting journalists has still not been abolished. For example Le Monde retired correspondent Jean-Claude Buhrer, who resides in Switzerland, has been banned from entering China because of his articles about Tibet.The Chinese police continue to jail, attack or intimidate Chinese citizens who talk to the foreign press. The most dramatic recent case was that of Fu Xiancai, an activist on behalf of people displaced by the Three Gorges dam. He has been left paralysed by an attack that took place after he left a police station where he had been threatened for giving an interview to a German TV station. The official enquiry into the attack concluded that Fu inflicted the injuries on himself in order to appear to be victim.Faster and fasterThe increase in control of Internet content means there is little hope that Internet users and online journalists will be able to offer much of an alternative to all the propaganda that will be deployed to the full during the Games. Censorship and self-censorship are the rule on the Chinese Internet and the authorities recently launched a wave of website closures that have included China Century and Polls.Freedom of expression declined sharply on the Chinese Internet after new regulations were issued in September 2005 by the Council of State’s information bureau and by the ministry of industry and information. Condemned by many Chinese intellectuals and journalists, these “11 Commandments of the Chinese Internet” have led to the closure of dozens of news websites for violating the constitution, hurting China’s reputation, spreading rumours or on other pretexts.There is concern that the arrests of bloggers, cyber-dissidents and Internet users will increase on the eve of the Games. Around 50 are currently detained, some of them serving sentences of more than 10 years in prison.Higher and higherAt President Hu Jintao’s behest, the ruling Communist Party’s Publicity Department (the former Propaganda Department) has reined in several Chinese media that were considered too liberal. The Beijing News daily was targeted first. Then the famous weekly Bing Dian’s editor, Li Datong, was fired.The Chinese authorities had been expected to try to become more transparent before the Games. Instead, they are now planning to step up news censorship in times of crisis. A recent draft law provides for heavy fines for publishing unauthorised news reports about industrial accidents, natural disasters, public health catastrophes or social unrest. A senior Council of State official hinted that this censorship could also apply to the Hong Kong and foreign media. The bill would have a dramatic impact on public health and coverage of social issues, and has been criticised in many quarters.If the bill is adopted, an epidemic or industrial accident taking place before or during the 2008 Games could go completely uncovered.Other repressive measures have been adopted in recent months. In May, for example, lawyers were threatened with reprisals by the bar association if they gave information to foreign journalists about sensitive matters such as political prisoners.Despite China’s undertakings to the World Trade Organisation, the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) decided in April to step up controls over illegal foreign publications and to freeze the granting of publication licences to joint-ventures. The media are accused of disrupting the market and of having a “negative impact on the public.” So it is hard to imagine how the foreign media would be able to have a presence in the Chinese market in 2008.Two years to actAs a matter of urgency, the IOC, national Olympic committees, governments and journalists’ organisations should all start pressing the Chinese authorities for concrete progress. Reporters Without Borders proposes 10 urgent measures:1. Release journalists and Internet users detained in China for exercising their right to information.2. Repeal article 15 of the Foreign Correspondents Guide, which restricts the freedom of movement of foreign journalists.3. Withdraw censorship measures from the draft law about the management of crisis situations.4. Disband the Publicity Department (the former Propaganda Department), which exercises daily control over content in the Chinese press.5. End the jamming of foreign radio stations.6. End the blocking of thousands of news and information websites based abroad.7. Suspend the “11 Commandments of the Internet,” which lead to content censorship and self-censorship on websites.8. Scrap the blacklists of journalists and human rights activists who are banned from visiting China.9. Withdraw the ban on Chinese TV stations using foreign news agency video footage without permission.10. Legalize independent organisations of journalists and human rights activists.In 2001, Reporters Without Borders launched www.boycottbeijing2008.net in 2001. Exactly two years before the opening of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Reporters Without Borders calls on Olympic committees and journalists’ organisations to put pressure on the Chinese authorities to improve the situation for the press in China. The organisation points out that a crackdown on journalists is being stepped up and fears it could also be applied to foreign journalists who come to cover the games. News ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Help by sharing this information News RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Shirlee Smith | “What do I Tell My Children About the Recent Racial Violence in America?”

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Community News Business News The question seems to go something like this: “What do I tell my children about the recent racial violence in America?”Well, folks, if you’d been on your job, which is that of preparing kids for life, there would not now be a panic search for answers .Whether Black or White, we’ve owed our children a picture of what they are now being exposed to on a daily basis.Parents tend to be oblivious of a couple of very crucial facts, the most important being that the kids are watching, listening, and jumping to their own conclusions.The second most important omission that’s made is not recognizing the power of the home environment we establish.But the killing of the five policemen and the street demonstrations by “Black Lives Matter” just have no explainable approach for a young kid, say too many white parents.My friend Ty Vance, a phenomenal on-stage story teller, would offer these folks who are in denial as to who they are and how they conduct their lives around their children, a very strong example as to how they’ve already laid the groundwork of the way their kids view the racial divide.As a kid, Vance was door-to-door selling something for his Boy Scout troop. A young kid, around the age of 5, answered the knock.Vance asked, “Are your parents here?”The kid said “Yeah” and left the door calling for his mother.“Mom, there’s a nigger at the door.”Mom bought all of Vance’s products and apologized for her child by saying, “I just don’t know where he got that from.”Well, I know where, AND Mom also knew where.Oh, you think my friend Ty Vance, being a story-teller made this up?I can share a first-hand experience that’s just as clear.We dropped my second-grade daughter off at a party being given by one of her young white friends.When I picked her up, my kid explained to me that the reason the party-giver’s dog was barking when she arrived was because the dog didn’t like black people.Oh, the household members talked about this around the dinner table. My second- grader wasn’t having any of our conversation and protested “My friends aren’t like any of that.”But only a few months later when the white family had to evacuate their home in the Altadena foothills due to flooding, they asked if their young girl could stay with us.Of course, she was welcome for as long as the weather emergency lasted.When the young white second-grader stepped into the house, she reached to pat our cat.One of my teenagers shrieked, “Don’t touch that cat – it doesn’t like white people.”My second-grader was devastated and took off to her bedoom in tears, sobbing and telling me the cat didn’t know white people from black people.Uh, huh!Well, my second-grader is now a grown woman who has withstood the rigors of being black in America, and if anyone were to ask her now about “friends not being like that” she’d give you a straight-up answer on how kids, no matter how young, learn from their parents.And the white second-grader? Well, who knows? But we do know she didn’t get any good lessons on race from her parents.Parents, let’s stop kidding ourselves, because we’ve been discussing the racial divide down through the years. And now the black young men being killed by the police – which never prompted white people to wonder what to tell their kids – the murder of the Dallas officers and the Black Lives Matter street protests have brought the simmering American racial pot to a full-fledged rolling boil.Don’t know what to tell white kids? Ask me. I’m available for any age group.Don’t know what to tell black kids? Aw, come on now. But I’m available for you folks, too. Community News Make a comment center column 5 Shirlee Smith | “What do I Tell My Children About the Recent Racial Violence in America?” By SHIRLEE SMITH Published on Monday, July 18, 2016 | 4:21 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff HerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeauty Shirlee Smith is a former Pasadena Star-News Opinion Columnist. She is a Los Angeles Press Club first place awardee and author of They’re Your Kids, Not Your Friends and the Spanish edition, “Son Tus Hijos, No Tus Amigos.” Smith can be reached by email at [email protected] Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Zimmer uses employee creativity to spark innovation

first_imgEmail Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Facebook TAGSbusinessindustryInterviewLimerick City and CountyNews Linkedin NewsBusinessZimmer uses employee creativity to spark innovationBy Staff Reporter – December 24, 2018 2828 Print Advertisement Twitter Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Previous articleFilippo Mineccia to the rescue for the ICONext articleSponsored: Deck out in Limerick Hurling kit from Gleeson Sport Scene Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Zimmer Biometrics General Manager Claude CostelloeBELIEVING in the quality and creativity of staff is critical to the success of a multinational firm that’s driving Shannon’s emergence as a base for healthcare innovation.Zimmer Biomet, a leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, is celebrating a decade in Ireland at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Shannon and Oranmore as well as its professional education centre that attracts healthcare professionals from around the world.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Our team is at the heart of our success,” is the simple summation of General Manager Claude Costelloe.“We are proud that our Ireland operations deliver products that treat a broad range of musculoskeletal health conditions and help alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for people around the world.”As a Limerick native, he is proud of Zimmer’s continued success in the region.Having previously served as operations director of the Shannon facility, which he joined in 2012, he was recently promoted to General Manager and site leader for Ireland.The University of Limerick graduate is a veteran of the Medtech industry and has also held leadership positions in the electronics and the engineering sector for more than 20 years.He said it was a privilege to be asked to lead two of the best-performing sites in the global Zimmer Biomet network and that he was looking forward to working with the outstanding teams in both Shannon and Galway to grow the company’s presence in Ireland.Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer Biomet designs, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; office-based technologies; spine, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products.Industry collaborations are key to advancing the pace of innovation and the firm’s products helps patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues.“We help millions of people live better lives. We have operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sell products in more than 100 countries.”The value of staff involvement in the company’s success is also highlighted by Human Resources Manager Timmy Mulvihill.“While we are constantly looking to recruit high calibre candidates across all disciplines, including operations, quality, finance, validation, engineering, compliance and HR, I am proud that many of our employees have progressed their careers with us over the last ten years.“With the support of the company, a significant number are also continuing their education at the University of Limerick, NUIG, Limerick Institute of Technology and GMIT.“We are committed to creating an environment in which our employees can use their creativity to achieve innovative solutions for patients and give back to communities and people in need.These values drive our decision-making and are fundamental to our success.”Manufacturing Execution System (MES) technician Rob Geary from Clarina says that when he first went for interview eight years ago, he was told that a flood of opportunities awaited those who were willing to take them.“Two years later, my opportunity came along a when I was hired as a MES technician. This turned out to be a great opportunity to learn everything from master data cleansing to project management.“Since then, I have gained invaluable experience in a variety of different roles including now in a management position.“Through guidance and mentoring, each role has given me a greater knowledge of the business and I am very excited about the future.Shannon man Steven McLoughlin said that his career path has taken him through many promotions, but Zimmer Biomet gave him unwavering support and guidance.Brian Bourke from Sixmilebridge said that five years into his journey with Zimmer, he saw that if he took a keen interest in further training it would be to his benefit.18 months after he started, a promotion crossed his path and now Brian is undertaking a second round of third level studies in UL.Zimmer Biomet’s success has been recognised on national level by the country’s promotion international promotions arm.IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan said that the medtech sector was part of an export industry that is worth eight per cent of Ireland’s total merchandise exports.“As a global leader, Zimmer Biomet is a significant contributor to that number and a great example of successful investment in Ireland. In terms of economic impact, the company’s two locations mean that the benefit is spread across Shannon and Galway, providing a substantial number of jobs and creating considerable benefit for both communities.This is also the view of Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes who said that Zimmer Biomet’s reach extends beyond the two manufacturing facilities through its outsourcing sub-supply and professional services.“The company’s contribution to local economic development is also highlighted through staff involvement in educational programmes, its corporate social responsibility support with the Mid West Rape Crisis Centre and Milford Hospice and through employees’ economic support of the local community.“As Chairman of the Mid-West Lean Network, Claude Costelloe is playing a leading role in ensuring that the Mid-West region becomes synonymous with excellence in Lean and Continuous Improvement.“Zimmer Biomet’s open-door policy of engaging with other companies, sharing its knowledge and helping others on their Lean Journey must be applauded,” Ms Downes addedCommitted to its corporate social responsibility, a recent employee cycle race between Shannon and Galway raised more than €10,000 for BUMBLEance, the charity that helps sick children around Ireland travel safely and comfortably to hospitals, hospices, treatment centres and respite centres nationwide.“Our success in Shannon and Galway can be attributed to our talented employees, relentless focus on quality, investment in leading-edge technology, and the building of a strong culture of innovation and continuous improvement,” said Mr Costelloe.“We have had a positive experience doing business here the last ten years, and we look to the future with confidence.” WhatsApp Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Barnagh Tunnel re-opens to the public as part of Great Southern…

first_imgLimerickNewsBarnagh Tunnel re-opens to the public as part of Great Southern Greenway LimerickBy Alan Jacques – September 19, 2019 667 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSGreat Southern GreenwaylimerickLimerick City and Council Council WhatsApp Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleDaithí’s LOSS is our gainNext articleListen: Limerick Lady Podcast Episode 10 : Kathleen Turner Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Twittercenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Mary Hartigan (Nee Murphy), who grew up at Barna Railway Station performs the ribbon cutting at the Integration of the Old Barna Tunnel into the Great Southern Greenway with her cousin Fr Paddy O’Donovan, formerly of Churchtown Railway Gate, his nephew Minister Patrick O’Donovan and Mayor Michael Sheahan at the Great Southern Greenway at Barna.LIMERICK City and County Council has announced the re-opening of the Barnagh Tunnel to the public, completing the latest phase of the re-development of the Great Southern Greenway Limerick (GSGL).A ribbon cutting ceremony has taken place  at the eastern entrance to the tunnel marking the incorporation of the tunnel into the Great Southern Greenway Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The incorporation of the Barnagh Tunnel onto the Great Southern Greenway Limerick involved the construction of an underpass under the N21 Limerick to Tralee road.This scheme included the upgrading of the old railway track to a shared greenway surface and carrying out extensive renovations to the tunnel itself.It will add a further 1.3km onto the Greenway and increases safety for walkers and cyclists who, previously had to cross the N21 to the viewing and picnic areas and the tunnel.The works were funded from the Hinterland Fund and the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund with monies matched by Limerick City and County Council.The ribbon cutting to mark the Integration of the Old Barna Tunnel into the Great Southern Greenway at Barna.At 164 metres above sea level, Barnagh is located at one of the highest points of the old Irish railway system. It is located at the foothills of the Rooskagh, in the territory of Sliabh Luachra, an area of outstanding natural beauty and rich in Gaelic culture.The tunnel itself is over 100m long, with rock-cut approaches at either end, and stands as a testament to the sophistication of 19th century engineering.  The re-opening of the Barnagh Tunnel connects the Limerick Greenway directly with the nearby viewing point and rest area, which offers unparalleled panoramic views of the plains of Limerick and the Golden Vale.Since Limerick City and County Council took over the management of the Great Southern Greenway Limerick in 2015, the local authority has embarked on a multi-million euro re-development of the 39km route.A range of other upgrades already funded by Limerick City and County Council and the Hinterland fund have included crossing points, fencing, track surfacing, bridges and signage. Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Anti-Litter Committee calls for citizens to rally

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Print Article By Jaine Treadwell The committee discussed the pros and cons of the way that the competition could be judged and the consensus of the committee was that the cleanup day should be the same for all districts in order to accommodate the trash pickup.The idea will be presented to the city council members for their consideration and their input.John “Doc” Anderson said that, for that idea or any idea to work, the city council members should show up at the cleanup days and lead.“The council members are on the payroll and they need to be at the cleanups and lead from the front,” Anderson said. “This is about pride. We should all take great personal pride in our community. I’m tired of giving out happy meals for everything. We should do what we do out of pride.”Raymond Sexton said that the ultimate goal of the Anti-Litter program is to get litter off the streets and clean up the community.“It’s up to all of us,” he said. Latest Stories Anti-Litter Committee calls for citizens to rally The City of Troy’s Anti-Litter Committee met Thursday and called for a “rally around the trash can.”The committee seeks to find ways to reduce and, hopefully, one day eliminate the litter problem in the city.The District 3 cleanup is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Aug. 31. Litter-getters are to meet at the Troy City Board of Education building on Highway 167. Sponsored Content Published 10:59 pm Thursday, August 18, 2011 Skip By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Dee Bennett suggested that, since all facets of today’s society seems to be “all about competition,” the cleanups could be turned into some type of competition.“That’s just my wheels turning,” Bennett said of the idea, “but I think it could work.”Janet Motes agreed with Bennett and suggested that a trophy could be presented monthly to the district that had the greatest cleanup day participation or collected the most trash.“The trophy could be presented to the council member from the winning district at the city council’s last meeting of the month,” Motes said. “The council member could keep the trophy for a whole month until the next presentation.” Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Meredith McLendon, committee chair, said that cleanup days planned for Districts 1 and 2 were not well attended.“We had advertised the cleanups well but only a few people showed up,” she said. “We have to find ways to get people involved.”The committee tossed around several ideas of ways to involve the community, including enlisting the help of high school students and Troy University fraternities and sororities. You Might Like Roby shares insights on debt ceiling U.S. Rep. Martha Roby was the guest of the Troy Rotary Club Tuesday and offered her views on the debt… read more Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

‘This is my highway’: Doctors challenge NRA after Chicago hospital shooting

first_imgScott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The medical community reignited a social media campaign against the National Rifle Association earlier this week after a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center on Chicago’s South Side, killing an ER doctor, a pharmacist and a police officer.Images of bloodied scrubs, shoes and hospital rooms flooded social media after the NRA suggested doctors who support a ban on semi-automatic firearms should “stay in their lane.”Dr. Regina Royan, an emergency medicine resident at the University of Chicago, tweeted a picture of an operating room with pools of blood on the floor: “I held this 22-year-old’s heart & used my hand to pump blood through a bullet-riddled body.”“First patient, first day of residency: gunshot wound to the head,” read one tweet from Dr. Brent McCaleb, a family medicine resident at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, next to a photo of splashes of blood on his scrubs.Dr. Stephanie Bonne, a trauma surgeon with University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, was also outraged by the NRA’s response. She shared a photo to #ThisISOurLane of her own operating room after a patient tragically died from a gun injury.“I mean are they kidding? Not my lane? Like, this is my highway. This is where I live every day. This is what I do every day,” she told ABC News’ “Start Here” podcast.The shooting hit even closer to home for Bonne, who trained at Mercy Hospital seven years ago.“One of the first things I thought was … is this somebody that I knew? Was this one of my friends, one of my colleagues?”University Hospital treats more than 500 gunshot wounds a year in Newark, according to Bonne, but she stressed it’s not just “urban centers” that are seeing these firearm injuries. The entire medical community is feeling the effects of the rising death toll from gun violence.“There’s not a surgeon in the country that didn’t do trauma as part of their residency, and part of their training, and hasn’t been there to see a patient who’s been shot and had to do a life-saving operation on them,” she said to “Start Here.”For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was barred by law from advocating for gun control and as a result did not publish much research on the topic. But last week, the CDC released new data, showing that after a decline in deadly shootings, gun deaths rose between 2015 and 2016, including 27,000 firearm homicides and 45,000 firearm suicides.Instead of staying in “their lane,” Bonne wants doctors to have a seat at the table in conversations addressing gun violence as a public health issue.“What I can tell you is that an AR-15 is far more damaging a bullet than a handgun bullet, so to the extent that that is useful to the conversation, then I belong at the table to say, ‘Hey, these bullets damage a lot more than a handgun bullet and people die from them because the organ damage that’s inflicted by [this is] far and above worse than what we see with ordinary ammunition in rifles.”As doctors continue to share stories to #ThisISOurLane, Bonne believes more attention, and more research, will be focused on gun violence.“A lot of my colleagues have said recently … for too long we’ve been sanitizing the problem,” she told “Start Here.” “Getting a bunch of doctors together to post pictures of their … bloody scrubs and floors and everything else up on Twitter was certainly powerful.”The NRA did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more