Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgBritam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBritam Holdings Limited is an investment holding company providing solutions for insurance, investment management and property management for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company services markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique. Britam Holdings Limited also offers solutions for short- and long-term insurance, asset management and property management. Personal and corporate solutions are available for individual and group life, pension, medical, micro and general insurance. Its insurance product offering covers unit-linked products and plans for education, whole-life plans, life, critical illness, disability as well as products covering fire, aviation, engineering, motor, marine, personal accidents, liability, theft and workers compensation. Britam Holdings Limited specialist divisions deal with discretionary/segregated portfolio management, wealth management and unit trusts. The company has interests in purchasing and selling properties and developing, leasing or renting land. Formerly known as British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Limited when it was founded in 1920, the company changed its name to Britam Holdings Limited in 2015. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Britam Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileAmalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited (ART) manufactures and distributes products in three key categories paper products, stationary and batteries. Its product portfolio is diverse; ranging from tissue paper, sanitary ware and disposable napkins to writing pens and automotive, solar and standby batteries. Its products fall under the brand names Exide, Eversharp, Softex and Chloride. The company also has substantial interests in timber plantations and offers forestry resources management services. ART has a southern African footprint, with a strong presence in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa. Formerly known as Beachmont Trading Limited, its name changed to Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited in 2001. The company is a subsidiary of Taesung Chemical Company Limited and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3way House / naf architect & design

first_img Year:  3way House / naf architect & design 2010 CopyAbout this officeNaf Architect & DesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasAdachi3D ModelingHousesWoodJapanPublished on January 17, 2013Cite: “3way House / naf architect & design” 17 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?3way House(攀岩小屋)/Naf Architect&Design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 Photographs:  Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. A house which has three means of vertical transportation; climbing wall, ladders and stairs. The house is located in a residential area where old and new buildings stand intermingled and buildings are rebuilt to be taller than 7 meters high, as the vicinity has become “district where minimum limit of the building height is 7 meters above ground.”Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe client is a family of a couple and two children, and they wanted a traditional wooden house from the start. The structure of the building is a traditional two-storey wooden house with deck roof whose rooftop is surrounded by two-meter parapet to satisfy the regulation of minimum height of the district. The rooftop is like a room without ceiling surrounded by two-meter wall.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoWe’ve given three means of vertical transportation to this building of three layers; first floor, second floor and rooftop. The climbing wall leads from porch to the rooftop via courtyard; ladders go up from living room through an opening to hobby room; stairs start from kitchen to sun room where laundry is hung. These vertical paths of flow are also passages of sunlight and air, which contribute to creating a sunny and airy indoor environment. Up on the rooftop, roofs of neighbours can be seen stretching far. As the renovation of the vicinity goes on, the view from the rooftop will change with growing number of rooftops.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoWhen we are on the ground, it is hard to realize the relations with neighbours up on the rooftop. We aimed to create versatile living space which allows more opportunities to socialize with neighbours while multiplying family pleasure by closely connecting the ground and rooftop with three means of transportation.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessTrump Towers Proposal / Aflalo & Gasperini ArquitetosArticlesTEX-FAB 4 APPLIED Research Through Fabrication ConferenceArticles Share 3way House / naf architect & designSave this projectSave3way House / naf architect & design CopyHouses•Adachi, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/319613/3way-house-naf-architect-design Clipboard Projects Architects: Naf Architect & Design Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 12 Share “COPY” Photographs Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/319613/3way-house-naf-architect-design Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japanlast_img read more

Lar Casa de Magalhães / Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design

first_img Portugal Architects: Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCarvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPonte de LimaPortugalPublished on January 20, 2017Cite: “Lar Casa de Magalhães / Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design” [Lar Casa de Magalhães / Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design] 20 Jan 2017. 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 “COPY” Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803386/lar-casa-de-magalhaes-carvalho-araujo-arquitectura-e-design Clipboard Lar Casa de Magalhães / Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e DesignSave this projectSaveLar Casa de Magalhães / Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design Save this picture!© Hugo Carvalho Araújo+ 22 Share Lar Casa de Magalhães / Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803386/lar-casa-de-magalhaes-carvalho-araujo-arquitectura-e-design Clipboard Manufacturers: Arcohotel, Iluminação, Papélia Iluminação, Lda, cozinhasEquipe:José Manuel Carvalho Araújo, Joel Moniz, Alexandre Branco, Sandra Ferreira, Mónica Peixoto, Liliana Costa, Ana Vilar, Lília Costa, Nuno Vieira, Filipe RusselArquitetura Paisagista :João Bicho e Joana Carneiro, Arquitectos PaisagistasStructures :Divisão de Estudos e Planeamento do Município de Ponte de LimaMechanical Hvac:Marco Lopes, Eng. (climatização – projeto inicial)Hidraulic:Divisão de Estudos e Planeamento do Município de Ponte de LimaInstalações Elétricas :Divisão de Estudos e Planeamento do Município de Ponte de LimaCommunications:Divisão de Estudos e Planeamento do Município de Ponte de LimaSecurity Against Fire:Divisão de Estudos e Planeamento do Município de Ponte de LimaFurniture:J. M. Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design, S.A.Construtor:Predilethes – Construções, Unipessoal LdaPhorography:Hugo Carvalho AraújoCity:Ponte de LimaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hugo Carvalho AraújoRecommended ProductsCompositesNeolithNeolith in Chase CenterFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. Numa casa branca vive uma senhora benemérita. Doa o terreno, casa e anexos para se construir aí um lar de idosos. Exige apenas que a construção seja feita ainda antes da sua morte. Tudo parte assim da casa, ela é o centro e o símbolo.Save this picture!© Hugo Carvalho AraújoO edifício do lar resulta da ampliação da plataforma da eira dessa casa. No centro são construídos dois pátios, um social e outro de serviço, que desmaterializam a massa construída, como tivesse sido retirado parte do edifício, expondo o seu interior. Percebe-se aí a vida e o movimento.Save this picture!© Hugo Carvalho AraújoDispostos à volta do pátio as áreas sociais e os 27 quartos convidam à comunhão de uma vida partilhada, a uma sensação de ligação e de segurança. O edifício reduz-se à escala de uma casa. Está tudo num piso ligado à cota do terreno. Sente-se uma certa familiaridade e uma escala possível de controlar.Save this picture!© Hugo Carvalho AraújoSave this picture!Planta 00Save this picture!© Hugo Carvalho AraújoAs circulações simples, directas, amplas e luminosas. Do átrio que intersecta o edifício e cria duas entradas opostas, a principal e a de serviço. E da circulação em anel que abraça os dois pátios.Save this picture!© Hugo Carvalho AraújoNo exterior o ritmo da fachada remete para os troncos das árvores, numa opção de mesclagem, pondo em evidência o casario existente, de branco caiado.Save this picture!© Hugo Carvalho AraújoProject gallerySee allShow lessUNStudio Erects Pearlescent Structure at World’s Leading Architectural Trade FairArchitecture NewsElizabeth Diller to Produce Opera for the High LineArchitecture News Share “COPY” Copy•Ponte de Lima, Portugallast_img read more

Crispin Ellison Bursary Award winners announced

first_img Advertisement  395 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 29 May 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Awards legacy fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  396 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Crispin Ellison Bursary Award winners announced Legacy Link has announced the winners of this year’s Crispin Ellison Bursary Award.In a change for 2020, and as announced earlier this year, there was one award providing funding to complete the ILM Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA) and two awards for ILM Training of up to £500 each.Jacob McGreevy from Rennie Grove Hospice won the CiCLA bursary, Wendy Ahl from Safe Haven for Donkeys and Amy Martin from Julia’s House Children’s Hospice won the training bursaries.McGreevy said:“I am thrilled to have been awarded the Crispin Ellison Bursary for 2020. Since I joined Rennie Grove Hospice Care last year – in what is my first role in legacy administration – I have always been interested in the CiCLA qualification and I am so grateful for the opportunity to pursue it. This will enable me to effectively maximise our income opportunities while maintaining the strong relationships so important to a local hospice charity, particularly when dealing with personal executors who are often family members of former Rennie Grove patients. I can’t wait to get started and share what I learn with the rest of the organisation.”This was the fourth year of the annual Crispin Ellison Bursary Award, which is open to any individual working or volunteering in a legacy giving role, regardless of the size of charity.Ellison was a founding member of the Institute of Legacy Management, and ran Legacy Link for nine years from 2009. He passed away last year, after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2015.last_img read more

RSF and NGO coalition urge China to free ailing journalist held for past two years

first_img November 5, 2018 – Updated on November 6, 2018 RSF and NGO coalition urge China to free ailing journalist held for past two years ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsRSF Prize News In a joint letter released today, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and a coalition of human rights NGOs are calling for the immediate release of Huang Qi, a Chinese journalist and human rights activist who is very ill and could die in detention. RSF_en PHOTO: FRED DUFOUR / AFP News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information Organisation Recipient of the RSF Press Freedom Prize in 2004 and founder of 64 Tianwang, a news website that was awarded the RSF Prize in 2016, Huang Qi has been held without trial for the past two years in Mianyang prison, in Sichuan province, on a charge divulging state secrets internationally. His health has declined to the point that his family fear for his survival.Ever since his arrest, Huang has been subjected to violence and denial of medical treatment in an attempt to force him to plead guilty. This mistreatment is all the more serious because he has serious kidney, heart and liver conditions that are the result of a total of eight years spent in prisons and work camps in the past.If the Chinese authorities do not release him at once, he could suffer the same fate as Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel peace laureate and recipient of the RSF Press Freedom Prize, and Yang Tongyan, a dissident blogger, who both died in 2017 from cancers that were left untreated while they were detained.The NGO coalition that is jointly releasing this letter consists of Amnesty International, the Association of Taiwan Journalists, the China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, Chinese Human Rights Defenders, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Freedom House, Frontline Defenders, Human Rights Watch, the International Service for Human Rights, the World Organisation Against Torture, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Safeguard Defenders, Taiwan Association of Human Rights and The Rights Practice.China is one of the world’s biggest jailers of professional and non-professional journalists with more than 60 currently detained. It has been near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index for years and is currently ranked 176th out of 180 countries.Read the joint letter here Receive email alerts News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Related documents 2018-11-05 Joint Statement Huang Qi RSFPDF – 6.13 MB April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsRSF Prize Follow the news on China to go further March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Bradley Manning court martial opens, restrictions limit news coverage

first_imgNews United StatesAmericas Follow the news on United States June 6, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bradley Manning court martial opens, restrictions limit news coverage News Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistscenter_img Receive email alerts News June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders greets with qualified satisfaction a decision by Col. Denise Lind, the judge in the court martial of Bradley Manning, to authorize two private stenographers to transcribe the proceedings.When the trial opened on 3 June at Fort Meade, Maryland, the Freedom of the Press Foundation joined with 22 journalism and freedom of information organizations in a letter to the judge, requesting approval of the transcription initiative. The letter noted that the transcription initiative would represent at least a partial solution of the problem presented by limitations on trial coverage. Seventy journalists have been accredited to cover the court martial, though 350 accreditation requests had been filed. “A court martial cannot be exempt from the requirement that trials be open to the public in all countries that aspire to democratic status”, Reporters Without Borders said. “That is all the more true in a trial of such public importance. It is incomprehensible that no official trial transcript of these proceedings will be available. The presence of two stenographers does allow compliance with the open-trial requirement, though just barely, considering the restrictions surrounding this case.”The military court will not pay the stenographers, whose work will cost between $60,000 and $120,000. A call for donations by the Freedom of the Press Foundation has brought in $70,000 to date. Meanwhile, the stenographers are working from outside the courtroom itself. And they will have no access at all to the testimony of 24 of the 150 prosecution witnesses. Under a decision by Judge Lind, they will be testifying in closed session.Charges against Manning, the alleged source of the WikiLeaks documents, include disclosure of a notorious video of a fatal attack by U.S. military personnel on a Reuters news agency crew in Baghdad in 2007. Manning is among the six “whistle-blowers” charged by the Obama administration under the Espionage Act of 1917 with leaking confidential information. His court martial is scheduled to run through 23 August.“The hunting of news sources has reached unprecedented intensity in the country known for the First Amendment”, Reporters Without Borders said. “The disastrous effect of the revelation of the seizing of telephone records of the Associated Press has reopened debate on the need for a federal shield law for journalists’ sources. But even if a shield law is enacted, what sources would dare disclose sensitive information on important issues given the example set by the Manning court martial?” NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas last_img read more

Tourism strategy involves all

first_imgA NEW strategy to develop tourism across Limerick city and county envisages that the total number of visitors to Limerick will reach 1.17 million per annum, generating more than €360 million in revenue and creating 1,500 new jobs by 2023.The strategy being developed by Limerick City and County Council has identified Limerick’s unique position on the west coast of Ireland and as a gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way as central to developing the sector.A wide-ranging consultation process has involved key stakeholders and representatives from the sector across the city and county including West Limerick Resources and Ballyhoura Development Company.  In addition, the Limerick City and County Council has sought input from other relevant national stakeholders including Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland, which have overall responsibility for developing tourism in Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Consultation has been carried out with members of Limerick Public Participation Network (PPN) and public workshops have been held in Adare, Templeglantine, Kilmallock and Limerick city, bringing together voices from across Limerick in a range of sectors of relevance to tourism, and highlighted the wealth of knowledge and experience held by local people throughout the county.The draft strategy aims to revitalise the tourism sector in Limerick, capture key opportunities to grow the sector and highlight priority action areas to unlock the significant benefits that a thriving tourism industry can bring.It aligns with the Limerick 2030 Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick which has earmarked tourism as one of the key sectors for future growth and addresses the need for a joined up tourism strategy for Limerick and a more coordinated approach to the development of the sector.The framework for tourism is based around four key drivers which are broad enough in scope to appeal to the key audiences and which also provides a solid foundation in terms of the attributes and assets of the destination on which to build – such as waterways, activities, heritage, and arts and culture in both an urban as well as a rural environment.The draft strategy has been presented to the Economic Development, Enterprise and Planning SPC of Limerick City and County Council and has been positively received.Pat Daly, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Economic Development with Limerick City and County Council said: “We have consulted widely, and particularly with Fáilte Ireland to develop this strategy and have identified that positioning Limerick as a gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way is central to growing the tourism sector here.”The opportunity now exists to leverage the Wild Atlantic Way brand for Limerick in conjunction with all our partners and Limerick ticks all the boxes to provide those brilliant visitor experiences as part of the wider Wild Atlantic Way region, which aligns with Fáilte Ireland’s plans to develop tourism in Limerick. We are in the middle of our final phase of consultation and would love to hear from anyone else with suggestions and comments on our draft strategy to get in contact with us.”The draft Limerick Tourism Strategy 2017-2023 can be viewed by clicking on the following link www.limerick.ie.The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 11 April 2018 and submissions can be emailed to [email protected] or sent to Tourism Department, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick V94 EH90.For more business news click here  Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articlePatients can avoid long waits by going to unitsNext articleUHL not worst in Trolley crisis Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsBusinessTourism strategy involves allBy Bernie English – March 21, 2018 1212 TAGSconsultationJobslimerickLimerick City and County CouncilRevenuetourismWild Atlantic Way center_img Facebook Twitter Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

UTPB, MC extend engineering agreement

first_img Midland College President Dr. Steve Thomas and UTPB President Dr. Sandra Woodley sign agreements between the two schools. University of Texas Permian Basin and Midland College announced a partnership that will provide a pathway for Midland College engineering students to complete their degrees at UTPB starting in the fall of 2019. In an extension of their partnership, the presidents of University of Texas Permian Basin and Midland College signed an agreement to make transferring between the schools more seamless.The announcement was made in UTPB’s new engineering building, set to be finished in time for fall classes. The structure is next to the CEED Building at 1310 N. Farm to Market Road 1788.Officials said students will be able to take classes concurrently at UTPB while they are at Midland College.Last year, the schools signed an articulation agreement creating a clear pathway for transfers, Tatum Guinn, communications manager at UTPB said.Guinn said this agreement is a little more specific in that it provides scholarship opportunities, the concurrent classes and the chance to take summer classes. She added that it would also accelerate the degree process.“Midland College now has the ability to offer scholarships, so we can offer up to $1,000 a semester, depending on where a student comes in in math. UTPB is now going to offer one free engineering class a semester after students have completed their engineering basics at Midland College,” said Margaret Wade, dean of math and science at MC.Brian Flowers, department chair of physics at Midland College, said the pact will benefit people across the Permian Basin. He added that they are trying to break down as many barriers as possible for students. “… For a lot of students, it’s cost. Higher education costs a lot. With an engineering degree, it’s one of the few degrees that still has a positive return on investment for your four years. In Midland, if you look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a civil engineer in Midland, Texas, $140,000 a year,” Flowers said. “It’s unreal and so we can really help students with getting started on that path to financial success.”Wade said students can take part in a trip to Roatán in the Caribbean where students conduct experiments on the coral reef to see what’s happening with it.For students that want to do something else, there are chances to share speakers, ideas and take advantage of the petroleum extension facility at UTPB, she said. “We want to grow our own engineers here in the Permian Basin,” Wade said, “and research shows that students who live here and go to school here are more likely to stay here. That’s what we want … .”Nicholas Mastroianna, a Midland College student, told those attending that he started his education there about two years ago.“I had no idea really what was going to be in store for me. Little did I know that they (Midland College) were just on the cusp of becoming something so much greater than it already (was). A lot of that is due to the faculty and staff that have been there and the people that have just grown (it) into something incredible,” Mastroianna said. “I’ve been very extremely fortunate to be able to see that come to fruition from its beginning, so special thanks to Midland College for all you’ve done for me. I look forward to this opportunity and this merging for other students because both are great schools and everyone can gain from it.”Anthony Harris, now a senior in mechanical engineering, transferred from MC to UTPB.“… I think this pathway can be a very valuable tool for our local best and brightest to get a home- court advantage in becoming industry ready professionals. I feel like any school can take students and hustle them through some program …” toward a degree “that they didn’t know that they didn’t need,” Harris said.“But a good school will work with students to help them find their passion; help them find out what they really enjoy doing. Midland College was that school for me. They helped me figure out what my strengths and weaknesses were and then it was UTPB who took those strengths and turned them into a marketable skill set for me to go by,” Harris added.He said he originally went to MC for a criminal justice degree and if he hadn’t taken the science requirement, he would be in law enforcement now.“If I had been hustled through, I never would have figured out I was good at engineering. As it turns out, the work that I was doing, I was good at it. I enjoyed doing it and I felt like it was important work, so the relationship between Midland College and UTPB really paved the way for me to make a seamless transition from law enforcement into the UTPB engineering program,” Harris said.He said the professors at UTPB are top notch and allow the school to provide a great education at an affordable price.UTPB President Sandra Woodley said UTPB is thrilled to keep the collaboration between the two schools going and praised MC President Steve Thomas for his collaboration and his counsel.Woodley said the agreement will ensure that the people of the Permian Basin have an opportunity to participate in the “enormous prosperity that comes from being one of the most important geopolitical places on Earth.”She said it’s really hard to overstate the global significance of what’s going on in the region.Woodley said she wants to ensure that students get hands-on learning experience so they “really understand from the ground up what it means to be an engineer here in the Permian Basin.”She also praised the faculty at both schools. “… I am so proud of the collaboration between our respective deans. They really do exemplify the big-tent mentality that is one of our core values at the university,” Woodley said. After the news conference, a tour of the first floor of the new building was offered.Jaime Lopez, a UTPB senior studying mechanical engineering, said it was phenomenal. “It’s something that’s going to help students for generations in the future. Our old building … wasn’t up to date. This one, it’s futuristic,” Lopez said. “I think it’s going to help students learn, collaborate and have all the resources possible for a great future of an engineering student.” Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 UTPB, MC extend engineering agreement Twitter Twitter Local Newscenter_img TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCity may want TxDOT help for GrantNext articleMacee Mack Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Donegal Person of the Year Hugh Green passes away in Auckland

first_img WhatsApp Donegal Person of the Year Hugh Green passes away in Auckland Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleMan who died in Drumkeen crash named as 18 year-old Shane PattonNext articleA look back on the life of the late Hugh Green News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Facebook Tributes are being payed today to Donegal native Hugh Green has passed away at his home in Auckland, New Zealand over night.Mr Green was named 2011 Donegal Person of Year recognising his contribution and generosity to Donegal.Hugh Green  was born in Raphoe and at the age of 20 emigrated to New Zealand via Australia. With his friend Barney Mc Cahill he set up the very successful Green and Mc Cahill Contractors.They went their separate ways in the 1980’s but Hugh Green continued to expand his business interests.  Although he received very little formal education he possessed a very keen intellect and business acumen. This helped him to become one of the largest building contractors in New Zealand.His other businesses include land and property development, farming and trading in livestock, oil and gas exploration and shrewd investments in the stockmarket.Hugh Green has given away millions of dollars to charity, including €200,000 to Letterkenny Hospital and to other projects in Donegal.In 2006 The National University of Ireland (NUIG) honoured his Lifetime Achievements with a Doctorate of Law. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Twitter Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – July 13, 2012 WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more