King vice chair of EU supervisor

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Sunbird Tourism Limited (SUNBRD.mw) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgSunbird Tourism Limited (SUNBRD.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Sunbird Tourism Limited (SUNBRD.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sunbird Tourism Limited (SUNBRD.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sunbird Tourism Limited (SUNBRD.mw)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileSunbird Tourism Limited is the largest hospitality chain in Malawi with seven hotels and resorts located in premier destinations, providing upmarket accommodation for business and leisure travellers. Sunbird Hotels also have meeting and conference facilities, catering for corporate and private functions. Sunbird Tourism Limited has four city hotels in three regions in Malawi, two lakeside resorts on Lake Malawi and a safari resort which is home to the Big 5. Hotels and resorts in its portfolio include Sunbird Capital Hotel, Sunbird Mount Soche, Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, Sunbird Mzuzu, Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, Sunbird Ku Chawe on the Zomba Plateau, Sunbird Lilongwe and Sunbird Thawale in the Majete Game Reserve. Restaurants and bars managed by Sunbird Tourism Limited include Vincent’s Restaurant and Bar, Picasso’s Brasserie and Grill and Pablo’s Lounge Bar. Sunbird Tourism Limited also operates a catering service division operating in three segments: airline, institutional and event catering. Sunbird Tourism Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgGrit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileGrit Real Estate Income Group Limited is a property investment company that is particularly interested in African real estate assets. The company mainly deals with US dollar and Euro denominated medium to long term leases with high quality global graded tenants. Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited also operates in Morocco. Mozambique, Mauritius, Kenya and Zambia. Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and a secondary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Kaiser House / LP architektur

first_img 2008 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/84610/kaiser-house-lp-architektur Clipboard Houses Projects CopyAbout this officeLP architekturOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesGoldeggAustriaPublished on October 28, 2010Cite: “Kaiser House / LP architektur” 28 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Andrew Phelps+ 18 Share Area:  611 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/84610/kaiser-house-lp-architektur Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Goldegg, Austria “COPY” Austria Year:  Architects: LP architektur Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs:  Andrew PhelpsText description provided by the architects. The linear structured “wooden box” is fitted onto a fairfaced concrete base which is integrated into a slope. This basic idea can consequently also be seen in all details. Save this picture!© Andrew PhelpsThe correlation of façade and roof as well as the application of the materials form a discreet and modern building. The concrete base is a solid construction whereas the upper part is built in post and lintel construction.Save this picture!© Andrew PhelpsProject gallerySee allShow lessLatent City / Yaohua WangArticlesThe Indicator: And the Award Goes to…Articles Share Kaiser House / LP architekturSave this projectSaveKaiser House / LP architektur “COPY” Kaiser House / LP architekturlast_img read more

Block 0704 / Simpraxis

first_img “COPY” CopyApartments•Cyprus Cyprus ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/608683/block-0704-simpraxis Clipboard Block 0704 / SimpraxisSave this projectSaveBlock 0704 / Simpraxis Manufacturers: Euromobil, Kone, Muskita Aluminium Industries, D.C. Demetriades, Schizas Marble, ScholtesConstruction:HousemastersStructural Engineer:Andreas TheodotouMechanical Engineer:Kikis HadjifrangiskouElectrical Engineer:Andreas SotiriouArchitect In Charge:Marios Christodoulides, Christos ChristodoulouDesign Team:Christos Pasadakis, Maria KarydouCountry:CyprusMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marios ChristodoulidesRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. Block 0704presents a new type of urban housing that attempts to challenge conventional architectural typologies of the apartment block. The block can be reinterpreted as a collection of ‘suburban residences’ that include two levels of spaces offering a separation of common areas and private spaces, a more immediate and effective relationship with the outside, a relatively large covered outdoor area, and the use of natural elements as deciduous trees to moderate the microclimate of each space. The relationship to the street becomes secondary with the arrangement of the spaces suggesting a more introverted experience that also encourages the modern dwellers to maximize use of the space and the relationship between indoors and outdoors. The traditional protruding verandas of the typical apartment block are reintegrated into the main mass of the building becoming an integral part of the interior/exterior spatial experience, both visually and functionally. Consequently the apartments attempt to satisfy contemporary desires which require flexibility, privacy, and a more inclusive relationship with the outdoors.Save this picture!© Marios ChristodoulidesThe area is relatively densely populated and characterized mostly by large residences, as well as a small number of apartment blocks, and full-grown vegetation offering shade during the summer months. It offers the benefits of a small and quiet neighborhood, with the convenience of being within walking distance to the city center.Save this picture!Third Floor PlanBlock 0704 includes eight apartments, four two bedroom units and four three bedroom units. The units are arranged in two levels, with the bedrooms being on a different level from the living and kitchen areas. The sleeping areas of the smaller units are on the lower level while in the larger units they are situated on the upper level.Save this picture!© Marios ChristodoulidesThe building was designed to reduce the need for mechanical support in creating a comfortable environment as much as possible. All apartments are two level with double height spaces and are located at the four corners of the block. Daylight enters the interior spaces from two directions and at both levels. Also cross ventilation for cooling becomes much more effective. To allow for direct sunlight in all spaces at some point during the day, especially during the winter months, all the units have controlled openings facing either east, south, and/or west. The deep verandas facing east and west receive plenty of sunlight but prevent direct sunlight from reaching the large sliding glass doors and interior spaces during the hot summer months.Save this picture!© Marios ChristodoulidesAll exterior spaces are covered except the cantilevered sections of the balconies that have provisions for trees. These trees can act as a brise-soleil regulating the micro climate of the immediate covered spaces, and also of the interior spaces.  The outdoor covered areas for each apartment are very generous and are in direct relationship with the interior spaces. This makes them useable at all times of the day, and for the greater part of the year.Save this picture!© Marios ChristodoulidesThe plot size is 669 sq.m. The interior spaces are 936 sq.m. There is an additional 316 sq.m. of covered areas. The three bedroom apartments are 150 sq.m. and the two bedroom 120 sq.m.Project gallerySee allShow lessIzaskun Chinchilla Turns to Kickstarter to Realize “Organic Growth” PavilionArchitecture NewsCAP Llinars del Vallés / Gustau Gili GalfettiSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:CyprusLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/608683/block-0704-simpraxis Clipboard Block 0704 / Simpraxis Photographs:  Marios Christodoulides Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Architects: Simpraxis Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Marios Christodoulides+ 21 Share Apartments Projects Year:  2013 Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSimpraxisOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsResidentialWoodHousingCyprusPublished on March 22, 2015Cite: “Block 0704 / Simpraxis” 22 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personal Telephone Fundraising

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 January 2009 | News Personal Telephone Fundraising is a leading provider of outbound telephone-based fundraising, serving the UK’s not-for-profit sector.There is a simple philosophy at Personal Telephone Fundraising:To provide the finest quality in telephone fundraising, perfectly in tune with our clients, their campaigns and their supporters.Whatever the rationale for calling, our uniquely skilled, professional and committed fundraisers will make the calls successfully, sensitively, and with the best possible return on fundraising investment.– Donor Acquisition– Donor Retention– Donor Development– Specialist Fundraising Services– Consultancy & Training Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Donor acquisition Telephone fundraisingcenter_img Personal Telephone Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisementlast_img read more

Zimbabwe defies West

first_imgAfrica’s ZANU-PF wins in landslideRobert MugabeZimbabwe held national harmonized elections on July 31 that returned President Robert Mugabe to office for his seventh term since independence in 1980. The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front party won more than two-thirds of the seats in the National Assembly, giving the party the capacity to form its own government.ZANU-PF had worked in a coalition government with two factions of the Western-backed opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change, MDC-T and MDC-M. The coalition government came out of the crisis surrounding the 2008 elections, in which a dispute developed over the results of the polls.After five years of a regionally mediated Global Political Agreement, ZANU-PF is looking forward to forming its own revolutionary government without the constraints associated with portfolios held by the MDC parties. The party ran a campaign highlighting its legacy of the land redistribution program and its efforts aimed at transferring mining and manufacturing industry operations to Africans.The July 31 elections represented the culmination of a four-year political process that drafted and approved a new constitution. All relevant parties in the country participated in the debates and negotiations surrounding the adoption of the constitution, which was approved through a national referendum as well as resolutions within both houses of the National Assembly.Caesar Zvayi, deputy editor of the Zimbabwe Herald, stressed that the election results were consistent with political trends over the last 11 years. Zvayi wrote, “A look at voting trends since the 2002 presidential election shows that 1.2 million is consistent with Mr. [Morgan] Tsvangirai’s level of support as he amassed 1,258,401 (42 percent) votes to President Mugabe’s 1,685,212 (56.2 percent) in the 2002 poll; 1,195,562 (47.9 percent) to President Mugabe’s 1,079,730 (43.2 percent) votes in 2008; with his tally this year also hovering around the 1.2 million votes mark.” (Aug. 5)Zvayi notes, “This year, President Mugabe garnered 2,110,434 (61.09 percent) of the vote, Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai 1,172,349 (33.94 percent), Welshman Ncube 92,637 (2.68 percent), Dumiso Dabengwa 25,416 (0.74 percent), Kisinoti Mukwazhe 9,931 (0.29 percent).”Africans monitor Zimbabwe electionsTsvangirai, the leader of the MDC-T and former prime minister under the coalition government, cried foul even prior to the official announcement of the vote tallies. The Western-backed opposition figure has challenged President Mugabe unsuccessfully three times since 2002, claiming that his party had a program to revive the economy and improve relations with the West.Tsvangirai blamed his loss in the elections on vote rigging by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, which had appointees from all major parties in the country. The MDC-T, along with the other political parties, approved the constitution, the electoral process and the terms of the new political dispensation.The MDC-T leader was following the lead of his imperialist backers, who have failed to recognize the results of the elections. This failure by the United States, Britain, some European Union states and Australia to accept the ZANU-PF victory is contradictory, since many leading publications and think tanks based in those countries had predicted a resounding defeat of the opposition for several months.According to another article in the Aug. 5 Zimbabwe Herald, “Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitator Comrade Jacob Zuma, Kenyan President Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and the Chinese government have congratulated President Mugabe and ZANU-PF on their landslide victory in the just-ended harmonized elections and urged all parties to accept the result. Comrade Zuma said the result should be respected as observers said it was an expression of the will of the people.”The Herald notes, “The United Nations (UN), AU [African Union], SADC [Southern African Development Community], the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and other observer groups from Africa have endorsed the elections while the United States, Britain and its dominion Australia — who were not invited to observe — have joined MDC-T in condemning the election.” Zimbabwe refused to allow the Western states to send observers for the elections, saying that Africa could provide adequate monitoring to ensure a credible poll.The chairperson of the regional SADC Peace and Security Council, President Jakaya Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania, sent a letter of congratulations to Mugabe. Kikwete’s party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi, and ZANU-PF have enjoyed decades of fraternal relations extending back to the days of the armed struggle against the white settler-colonial rule of Ian Smith.This letter read in part: “I have received with great pleasure, the news of your re-election for another term to lead the people of Zimbabwe. On behalf of the Government and people of the United Republic of Tanzania and indeed on my own behalf, I would like to congratulate Your Excellency for this resounding victory.”Kikwete stated: “Indeed your re-election is a clear testimony of the confidence and trust the people of Zimbabwe bestowed upon you. Under your able leadership, Zimbabwe has recorded tremendous socio-economic developments, despite some challenges. Thus we look forward for greater progress and prosperity for the people of Zimbabwe as well as your continued invaluable contribution to our region and the continent through SADC and the AU.”Will imperialist states escalate attacks?Since the leading imperialist states, the U.S. and Britain, have refused so far to accept their defeat in Zimbabwe, will they continue or escalate hostility toward the Southern African state? Indications are that efforts to undermine the independence and sovereignty of Zimbabwe will continue.The rejection of the election reports from the AU, SADC, COMESA and even the U.N. represents the height of arrogance and racism on the part of these Western governments. By refusing to acknowledge the continental acceptance of the results, the imperialists are seeking a rationale for renewed interference in the internal affairs of not only Zimbabwe but indeed Africa as a whole.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, “In light of substantial electoral irregularities reported by domestic and regional observers, the United States does not believe that the results announced today represent a credible expression of the will of the Zimbabwean people.” (The Independent, Aug. 4) Such a statement, which blatantly ignores the work of African governments through their regional organizations, illustrates clearly the Obama administration’s total disregard for the political judgment and will of the entire African continent.In an editorial published Aug. 5, the Zimbabwe Herald responds to the State Department comment: “We wonder which Zimbabweans Kerry was referring to, when the very same people made their choices known to the world on July 31. Not to be outdone, Germany had the temerity to remark that the election ‘casts a big shadow on the political and economic future of Zimbabwe.’ ”Anti-imperialist forces inside the Western states must accept and salute the people of Zimbabwe for their political decision to return ZANU-PF, the party of national liberation, to office with an overwhelming victory. The struggle of the people of Zimbabwe backed up by the African continent should serve as an inspiration to all who are fighting against the hegemony of imperialism throughout the world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

National FFA CEO W. Dwight Armstrong to Retire

first_img By Gary Truitt – Dec 18, 2015 Home Indiana Agriculture News National FFA CEO W. Dwight Armstrong to Retire Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter W. Dwight ArmstrongThe National FFA Organization announced today that W. Dwight Armstrong, Ph.D., chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation, will retire effective June 30, 2016. Armstrong shared his plans with the National FFA Board of Directors and the National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees, saying the time was right to transition the leadership of FFA and for him to spend quality time with his family, friends, volunteer opportunities and personal pursuits.Armstrong joined the National FFA Organization in 2009 as its chief operating officer and was later named chief executive officer. In 2014, he was also named chief executive officer for the National FFA Foundation and currently serves both organizations in a joint appointment.National FFA Advisor and Chair of the National FFA Board of Directors Dr. Steve A. Brown voiced appreciation for Armstrong’s service and commended him for his contributions to the organization. “Dr. Armstrong has provided outstanding executive leadership for FFA at a critical time in our development,” said Brown. “In addition to being a close advisor and confidante, Dwight has been a steady, driving force in helping formulate our strategic direction and achieving program goals for FFA. Leading by example, he exemplifies the best of FFA by ‘Living to Serve.’ On behalf of the board and my colleagues in agricultural education, we wish him the very best for a satisfying and productive retirement.”National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Elin Miller said, “Dwight’s contributions to the foundation have been transformative at a critical time for FFA. His emphasis on building the individual giving and estate planning segments of our donor base is the perfect complement to the strong corporate sponsorship that makes so many FFA opportunities available to students. Dwight’s leadership and personal commitment to FFA and agricultural education will be deeply missed by all of us in industry and philanthropy.”In his announcement, Armstrong praised the National FFA staff and thanked FFA board members “for their support and confidence in the strategic and cultural foundation we have restored, adapted and developed over the past six-plus years.” He added, “The focus and energy our staff put into building culture, strategy, people and finances have allowed us to make the advances that put FFA in a positive position for future growth and service to our stakeholders.” Armstrong added, “As fulfilling as my career in agriculture has been, nothing compares to the satisfaction of seeing young people discover their talents and achieve success. FFA is exactly what we need to develop leaders, build healthy communities and strengthen American agriculture. I look forward to being an active and vocal supporter of FFA for years to come.”During his seven-year tenure with the organization, Armstrong has overseen an era of dramatic growth and success. Under his leadership, the organization achieved an all-time record membership this year with 629,327 student members in grades seven through 12 in 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Attendance at the National FFA Convention & Expo grew significantly from 53,473 in 2009 to 65,173 in 2015, making it the nation’s largest annual student gathering. During Armstrong’s tenure, financial stability was strengthened for both the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization. Under the banner of “We Are FFA,” Armstrong solidified close collaboration and complementary strategic direction for both FFA organizations. The National FFA Foundation staff achieved record results for the annual fundraising campaigns, while the area of individual giving was developed into a productive segment of fundraising for FFA. Armstrong provided the vision and executive guidance for development of the web-based resources of the FFA Agricultural Career Network which in turn paved the way for FFA’s “My Journey” and a tightened connection between secondary instruction in agriculture and industry’s need for talent and human resources. Armstrong was a champion of deepening FFA engagement in fighting food insecurity through its “Feeding Our World—Starting At Home” platform that enlisted FFA members in aggressive hunger-fighting efforts in local communities and overseas.Armstrong is a native of Kentucky where he grew up on a small general farm. An active FFA member in high school, he earned a B.S. degree in agriculture from Murray State University in 1971 and Master’s (1973) and Ph.D. (1975) degrees from Purdue University in animal science. After serving on the faculty at North Carolina State University in the Animal Sciences Department 1975-1982, Armstrong built a career in the swine nutrition area beginning at Akey, Inc., in Lewisburg, Ohio, where he served as director of nutrition, director of sales and, finally, president. In 2000, the company was sold to Provimi, located in the Netherlands. There, Armstrong served as CEO of North American Nutrition Companies, director of the Americas and global group vice president. In 2008, he retired from Provimi to start his own consulting business in the animal nutrition and agribusiness areas. It was during his tenure at Provimi when Armstrong served as chair of the National FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board and led the drive to a record-setting annual fundraising campaign.Armstrong will continue to serve as chief executive officer until he officially retires on June 30, 2016. He anticipates working closely with the National FFA Board of Directors and the National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees during the selection process for his replacement and on the transition plan for a new CEO.The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. National FFA CEO W. Dwight Armstrong to Retire SHARE Previous articlePapa John’s Takes Claim as First Pizza Chain to Use Antibiotic Free Chicken”Next articleOil Falls Below $35 Gary Truittlast_img read more

Students, City Officials Arrive at Campus on Foot in Celebration of ‘Walk To School Day’

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. About 100 McKinley School students, parents and community leaders walked the sidewalks of Pasadena to the front steps of the campus Wednesday to draw attention to “Walk to School Day,” an initiative that promotes both health and safety for the city’s youth. The students trekked through neighborhood streets accompanied by the likes of the City Manager, Police Chief and Mayor during a morning of fun festivities aimed at educating Pasaden children on safety and the benefits of staying active.“We have a wonderful city here and its one that’s great to walk in so this whole idea of ‘Walking To School Day’ really fits in with what Pasadena’s about,” said Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek.“Walk to School Day” is a nation-wide initiative with a purpose to give visibility to the importance of safer and improved streets, healthier habits, and less traffic, according to the National Center for Safe Routes to School.The group of participants gathered just before 8 a.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of South Lake and safely walked to the McKinley School campus where a morning filled with healthy activities and loads of fun awaited their arrival.“Today’s gathering is about being together and celebrating our health, our wellness and the things that we can do as a community and as family to make sure that when you graduate from PUSD that you graduate also with a healthy mind and body. That’s one of the priorities for our School Board—that each child here has the opportunity to develop in your spirit and who you are,” said PUSD Associate Superintendent Mercy Santoro.Students were cheered on as they arrived onto the campus quad with cambia music in the background as teachers, staff and students danced in Zumba fashion for an early morning workout.“People are concerned about the lack of physical activity in children because it leads to obesity, diabetes and other health problems and we are also concerned about the safety and the path that people travel on their way to school. The city has a huge commitment to make sure that all of our children—public school and private school children— remain healthy,” said Tornek.”A resource fair was set up on campus to give the students a complimentary and healthy breakfast to start their day.“We’re very much a health conscious school,” said McKinley School Principal Dr. Charles Heaton.Students were accompanied by various city and school personnel to encourage and highlight the fun that comes with creating healthy habits. According to walkscore.com, Pasadena scored a 66 walk score and a 72 bike score.“Physical fitness and education go hand in hand. I’m a product of public school and I couldn’t be more of our public school students,” said Pasadena Police Department Chief Phillip Sanchez.For more information about the health and safety movement, visit http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/ and http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Education Students, City Officials Arrive at Campus on Foot in Celebration of ‘Walk To School Day’ By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 4:34 am Business News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Just over €40 million confirmed for Donegal roads by TII

first_img Twitter Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews The TII has confirmed just over 40 million euro for development safety and road strenghtening works on Donegal Primary and Secondary road network for 2018.Many of the projects which are spread right around the county have previously been flagged in a series of Government accouncements.They include considerable works on various sections of the N56.It’s is an increase on the 2017 allocation but still short of the €44 million requested by the county council.Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says it’s important that people see the work being done……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/copetii.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ By News Highland – January 5, 2018 WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Just over €40 million confirmed for Donegal roads by TII Previous article13 people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University HospitalNext articleDonegal Sport Star Awards to release nominatons and launch 2018 event next week News Highland WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more