first_img SUGAR is trading at its highest level for three decades, raising fears about global food price inflation. The soft commodity yesterday surpassed the 29-year high it hit in February this year, on concern about low crop yields in Brazil and restricted exports from India. Raw sugar futures topped 30.6 cents per pound yesterday before settling lower. Prices have now risen by a quarter in the first half of October. Share KCS-content Tuesday 2 November 2010 9:19 pm SUGAR HITS NEW 30-YEAR PEAK whatsappcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoinvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comUndoReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterUndo Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Zambeef Products Plc ( Q12009 Interim Report

first_imgZambeef Products Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Zambeef Products Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambeef Products Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambeef Products Plc (  2009 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileZambeef Products Plc, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is the largest vertically integrated food retailing brand in Zambia. The Group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stock feed and flour. The Group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), with approximately 7,971 hectares of row crops under irrigation which are planted twice a year, and a further 8,623 hectares of rainfed/dryland crops available for planting each year.last_img read more

How I might go about identifying UK ESG stocks for a sustainable investing portfolio

first_img Enter Your Email Address Rio Tinto2Mining At first glance, there is a lack of what I would think of as obvious ESG stock candidates. Furthermore, Shell and Rio Tinto are perhaps anathemas to a sustainable investor. However, like other oil majors, Shell is talking of a transition to a greener future. In addition to coal, Rio Tinto also mines copper, a key component for sustainable technologies.One important thing this exercise has revealed is my bias for the “E” part of ESG. These stocks are not the wind turbine makers or equivalent that I had in mind when I started. But, sustainability is measured holistically across the environmental, social, and governance factors. This list does give me a manageable starting point for further analysis. According to data from Morningstar, funds with an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) theme had a record €1.1trn invested in them by the end of December 2020. Hundreds of new ESG funds have been launched to satisfy the growing appetite for sustainable investing. The coronavirus pandemic crashed stock markets, shut economies, destroyed businesses, and, of course, lives. The clear and present danger of the virus has, I believe, made less tangible threats, like climate change, easier to appreciate. Sustainable investing, it would seem, has finally gone mainstream.Sustainable returnsData from Morningstar suggests that sustainable investors are not giving up returns, as the majority of the 745 European ESG stock funds studied outperformed non-ESG funds over multiple time frames. So, it seems ESG factors could be drivers of performance rather than nice things to have in a portfolio.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A company that is not energy-intensive, minimises waste, hires the best talent regardless of background, and is run by a competent board would have decent ESG credentials. Assuming the business model is sound and profitable (a high ESG score alone does not make a good investment), many investors might be interested, regardless of their sustainability stance. However, it is difficult to build a framework for scoring companies on their ESG strengths and weaknesses. Most companies divulge water and energy use, which could help define an environmental score, at least partway. Some businesses seem obviously at odds with the environment. There are accepted principles of corporate governance, and checking adherence to these could help with the ‘G’ part of ESG, but it’s a lot of work. Assessing a companies social performance is even more of a struggle. So, I asked myself: is there a simpler way to find potential ESG stocks? I think there is.Finding ESG stocksI used the Morningstar fundscreener to build a list of UK funds that are rated highly on performance and sustainability measures, using the following criteria:Morningstar sustainability rating 4 or 5Morningstar rating 3, 4, or 5 starsBronze silver or gold Morningstar analyst ratingI ended up with 10 funds and made a note of the top five holdings in each of them. Some stocks appeared more than once in the top five holdings, and it would be logical to assume these might be ESG stocks. A table of these stocks and their sectors is presented below.  CompanyTop Five AppearancesSector Image source: Getty Images RELX3Media London Stock Exchange2General Financial Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Aveva2Software and Computer Services James J. McCombie | Saturday, 20th February, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. How I might go about identifying UK ESG stocks for a sustainable investing portfolio GlaxoSmithKline2Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Experian2Support Services Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Prudential2Life Insurance AstraZeneca2Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Shell2Oil and Gas Producers I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. James J. McCombie owns shares of Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Experian, Shell and RELX. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Experian, GlaxoSmithKline, Howden Joinery Group, Prudential, and RELX. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Diageo3Beverages Howden Joinery2General Retailers I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by James J. McCombielast_img read more

Asian Anglicans pledge to work for peace in Koreas

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Anglican Communion News Service] Leaders from Anglican Churches in east Asia have expressed repentance for not playing “a proper role” in the Korean conflict. The comment was made in a communiqué issued at the end of this year’s meeting of the Council of the Church in East Asia – which brings together Anglican provinces from South East Asia, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Taiwan – a diocese of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church – together with the Anglican Church of Australia and the Philippine Independent Church.Read the full article here. Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Communion, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Asian Anglicans pledge to work for peace in Koreas Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Asia Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Sep 21, 2018 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Servicelast_img read more

The best news of the week

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSGood News Previous articleThe Apopka Voice Townhall set for Seats #1 and #2Next articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 5 “good news” stories this week in The Apopka Voice:Here are five articles published this in The Apopka Voice in the last seven days that will enlighten, inspire and engage you. Enjoy.It’s a new day for comments in The Apopka VoiceFAIRWINDS Credit Union announces $1.1 million gift to UCFFire Station #5 opens its doors in northwest ApopkaTough LoveMoments of mortality Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Grocery workers demand: More hazard pay, more protection on the job!

first_imgCalling out Amazon’s owner Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest billionaire, one worker said, “It’s criminal that the richest corporation in the history of our planet is refusing to pay its workers more than $2 dollars per hour for hazard pay and is not providing its employees with adequate protective equipment. This is not enough! Amazon can afford it!” ( Amazon owns Whole Foods.Lisa Wilson, who works as a cashier at Shaw’s in the working-class neighborhood of Hyde Park, shared using a bullhorn, “I feel scared. I feel like I’m going to get sick. I feel like it’s inevitable. But at the same time, not working is not an option. With my insurance, if I get sick, it’s going to be hard. The idea that I have to put my life on the line is crazy.”Demonstrations by grocery workers, fighting for their very lives, have begun to extract critical worker protections and compensation from the grocery bosses, including the right to employer-provided protective gear. A new statewide guideline in Massachusetts allows no more than 40 percent of maximum store occupancy and adds to earlier mandates for single-lane shopping and social distancing protocols in grocery stores at all times. Some grocers are also bending to demands for improved hazard pay, raising recent wage increases above the $2 an hour pittance that Amazon’s Whole Foods has insultingly offered.Over 40 grocery workers have died from COVID-19. The first in Massachusetts was Vitalina Williams, who died April 4 at 59. She worked two part-time cashier jobs: at Market Basket in Salem and Walmart in Lynn. Williams migrated to the U.S. in the 1990s from a poor Mayan community in Tecpán, Guatemala, to support her mother and nine siblings back home and to better her own life economically.Sadly, her brother noted, Vitalina’s tragic and preventable death “shows that there are two hugely unequal worlds.”  Following her death, state elected officials applied pressure on Gov. Charlie Baker to declare grocery workers “emergency workers.”Williams is survived by her husband of 22 years, Dave Williams, who also worked at Market Basket. “She was not the love of my life.  She was my life,” he said.Any gains won by grocery workers are gains for us all! A grassroots coalition of grocery workers from Whole Foods Markets, Stop & Shop, Trader Joe’s and Shaw’s supermarkets held a well-organized “social distancing” protest and press conference April 7 in front of Whole Foods in Boston’s gentrified South End. Their demands included “essential pay for essential work,” paid sick leave and family leave, time and a half hazard pay, and immediate, on-the-job protections, including face masks and gloves for all workers, stringent disinfectant protocols and social distancing guidelines.Boston grocery workers demonstrate outside Whole Foods, April 7.Credit: Maureen Skehan FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Freedom of information still flouted a year after Rouhani’s election

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more June 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freedom of information still flouted a year after Rouhani’s election RSF_en The latest victims include Saba Azarpeyk, a journalist with the monthly Tejarat-e-Farda and the daily Etemad, who was arrested on 28 May. The reason for his arrest and his current place of detention are still unknown. Saraj Mirdamadi, who has worked for several media including Hayat-e-No, a daily closed in January 2003, and Zameneh, a radio station based in the Netherlands, was arrested on 10 May and is being detained illegally at the behest of the Revolutionary Guards.Journalist and Centre for Human Rights Defenders spokesperson Narges Mohammadi was summoned for questioning at the prosecutor’s office inside Tehran’s Evin prison on 1 June and, at the end of her interrogation, was told that she is banned from travelling abroad.Arrested in the northern city of Zanjan in April 2012 to begin serving a six-year jail sentence in Evin prison, Mohammadi was released three months later on bail of 600 million toman (480,000 euros) so that she could receive badly needed medical treatment.Journalist and documentary filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi was sent back to Evin prison on 7 June to serve the five-year jail sentence she received at the end of an unfair trial last year. She is ill and should be under medical supervision. Costa-Gavras, Bertrand Tavernier and Cannes film festival president Gilles Jacob are among the first 500 people to sign a petition for her release that the French Association of Filmmakers launched on 16 June.These four journalists are typical examples of the injustices and persecution to which journalists and netizens are constantly subjected by the judicial system and the various intelligence agencies.One of the world’s most repressive countries as regards freedom of information, Iran is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Reporters Without Borders condemns the lack of progress for freedom of information and the unacceptable conditions in which journalists and netizens are still detained a year after the moderate conservative Hassan Rouhani’s election as Iran’s president on 14 June 2013. News On this sad anniversary, RWB is very concerned about the situation of media freedom and the fate of journalists and netizens in Iran.Addressing Rouhani in a press release a year ago, on 18 June 2013, RWB voiced its hope that detained journalists and netizens would be freed: “Your campaign promises included references to a desire to work for freedom of expression and media freedom, and the release of all political prisoners. These firm undertakings encouraged progressives, especially young people and women, to vote en masse for you. It is now your duty to keep these promises, and to ensure that they are not empty, meaningless words .”A year later, RWB is saddened and dismayed to see no change in the situation it described in November 2013, after Rouhani’s first 100 days in office. There has been no significant improvement in freedom of information.With 58 journalists and netizens in detention, Iran is still one of the world’s five biggest prisons for news and information providers. A total of 25 have been arrested since 24 June 2013. The authorities have also closed 14 news media temporarily or definitively in the past year.This wave of arrests follows a similar one five years ago after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection in June 2009, when the authorities cracked down on the ensuing protests. Those arrested in 2009 and given sentences ranging from six to 20 years in prison included Kivan Samimi Behbani, Ahmad Zeydabadi, Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee, Masoud Bastani, Said Matinpour, Mehdi Mahmudian, Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, Mohammad Davari, Sakhi Righi and Hossein Ronaghi Malki.“Freedom of information will not be guaranteed in Iran as long as the authorities continue to systematically jail journalists and netizens,” said Réza Moïni, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran-Afghanistan desk. “More than 50 journalists have been the targets of judicial proceedings in the past year. This judicial intimidation has been compounded by financial and administrative pressure on independent and opposition media. President Rouhani is the constitution’s guarantor and is responsible for its application. If he is opposed to these repressive and unconstitutional practices, it is up to him to stop them.” June 9, 2021 Find out more News News News Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out more Organisation After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Continuing persecution Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 to go furtherlast_img read more

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Appoints New Key Member to its Executive Committee

first_img Make a comment 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuffcenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News People The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Appoints New Key Member to its Executive Committee Casey Rodgers Joins The Langham Team as Director of Rooms From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, January 16, 2017 | 12:07 pm Casey RodgersThe Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Southern California’s iconic landmark hotel, has announced the appointment of Casey Rodgers as Director of Rooms to its senior management team. Rodgers brings his own unique hospitality industry experience and knowledge to the Pasadena hotel.A seasoned professional, Rodgers joins the hotel as Director of Rooms with a background of over 10 years in the industry. In his new role, he will lead the day-to-day rooms operations of the 380-room property, overseeing front office, guest services, valet parking and housekeeping functions. Most recently, Rodgers served as Director of Front Office Operations at Omni Hotels & Resorts and has worked with other luxury properties such as The Resort at Pelican Hill where he began his career in hospitality.“We are delighted for Casey to join our team,” says Steven Parker, Managing Director for The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. “This past year we have made great strides to improve the overall guest experience at the hotel and I’m confident that Casey, with his expertise and extensive knowledge, will further our position as a leader in the hospitality market.”For more information about The Langham Huntington, Pasadena please visit The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los AngelesCapturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, The Langham Huntington is Los Angeles’ original getaway. The iconic landmark hotel is located in charming Pasadena, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles. A renowned Pasadena hotel for 100 years, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, world-class dining and an award-wining Chuan Spa featuring treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine and cutting-edge skin care technology. For more information, visit Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

UTPB ceremony shines spotlight on new engineering building

first_imgHome Local News Education UTPB ceremony shines spotlight on new engineering building Registration set for engineering camp By admin – January 30, 2018 Local NewsEducation UTPB ceremony shines spotlight on new engineering building Pinterest Twitter OCA top 2 were ESL students UT System Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Steven W. Leslie poses with Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, UTPB President Sandra Woodley, Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, and Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, at the topping out ceremony for UTPB’s engineering building currently under construction on its Midland campus. WhatsApp From left, Scott Salyer, David Wideman and Mike Marquez, of Adolfson & Peterson Continued Construction, add their names to the building they are helping build at Monday’s topping out ceremony for the new UTPB Engineering Building. About 200 people, including the local state legislative delegation, industry leaders, business people and University of Texas System representatives, joined the University of Texas of the Permian Basin officials in a “topping out” ceremony for UTPB’s College of Engineering building under construction near the CEED Building on the Midland campus of the school Monday.The topping out ceremony is a tradition celebrating a major structural milestone in the construction of significant buildings. A tree attached to the beam represents one of the construction industry’s oldest traditions brought from Europe to the United States, information from UTPB stated.Ironworkers have continued the “topping out” event because their skills make them the first to reach the pinnacle of a structure. During the ceremony, a 22-foot by 18-inch rigging beam was flown into place.Tatum Hubbard, an anchor at CBS 7, served as emcee. WhatsAppcenter_img The $55 million three-story engineering facility will house the newly established College of Engineering, approved by the UT System Board of Regents on Aug. 24. Construction began in late April and is projected to conclude in April 2019. The construction cost includes $48 million in tuition revenue bonds provided by the state.The building will include 105,801 gross square feet and 63,480 assignable square feet that will include space for classrooms, instructional labs, research, administrative offices and student support services. The third floor will be a business incubator and maker space.It is expected to be ready for occupancy for the fall semester in 2019. The architecture firms is Stantec Architects and JSA Architects and the builder is Adolfson & Peterson Construction.UTPB President Sandra Woodley said the university is proud to be part of what’s needed in the region and that the building and the students who study there will be significant for the entire world, not just the region.“It’s important that we look at partnerships and collaborations. You’ll see the faces among the crowd here that it includes our legislative delegation. It includes industry leaders. It includes stakeholders who have gone to bat for this university and what this university can do for this (region). Today, we’re here to celebrate you,” Woodley said.Currently, Woodley said 300 students are in the pipeline to become engineers and the program will soon have 600 students.Woodley expressed thanks for the community’s support in terms of the building, scholarships and funding.“We will be finalizing those partnerships in the coming months. Somewhere on that building is going to be the name. I don’t know who that name is going to be yet, but we’re looking for investments in the future of the engineering building. We’ll be naming the programs. We’ll be naming various aspects inside the building, so we can build an endowment to make this engineering program last for years into the future,” Woodley said.UTPB Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Heimmermann said the dedication of the engineering building Monday reaffirms the commitment of the entire community to engineering in the Permian Basin.“With the advent of two new programs this fall in chemical and electrical engineering and now the beam signing here, it really demonstrates the commitment both of the community, but also the UT System to engineering in West Texas,” Heimmermann said.The search for a dean of the College of Engineering is ongoing. Heimmermann said a number of highly qualified applicants have applied and he is hopeful an appointment can be made by the end of the spring.Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, joked that he worked on getting the engineering building longer than his texting while driving bill.“I’m elated to be here and I’m elated to see the building under construction and that we got two more engineering degrees approved by the (Texas Higher Education) Coordinating Board …,” Craddick said.He said about 10 percent of the students enrolled at UTPB are in engineering and that will just increase in the future. All the areas of engineering that will be taught there are needed in the Permian Basin, Craddick added.State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, said the vision for the engineering program started with former UTPB President David Watts and Woodley will continue that vision.“This is going to be one of the most important engineering institutions anywhere in the country,” Seliger said. “As you look around it, the laboratory is right here. This is probably going to have a greater impact on industry than any similar program anywhere.”Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, lauded the leadership of UTPB and the UT System. He said because of the commitment the university has made to the engineering program that is the backbone of the regional economy, students who grow up in the Permian Basin will be able to stay here and get a world-class engineering degree in a “fantastic, beautiful” facility then stay here and make a “very good living in the industry that is so important to us.” 1 of 2 Facebook Twitter UT System Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Steven W. Leslie poses with Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, UTPB President Sandra Woodley, Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, and Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, at the topping out ceremony for UTPB’s engineering building currently under construction on its Midland campus. Previous articleOC board to hear reportsNext articleAnderson to speak at UTPB library admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Noel earns award Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFruit Salad to Die ForTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay last_img read more

Tennant Company Launches New Commercial Floor Scrubbers

first_img Tennant Company Launches New Commercial Floor Scrubbers Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – March 19, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  center_img Twitter WhatsApp Tennant’s T390 Walk-Behind Scrubber. Facebook Local News Previous articleOAT021521_winter_wildart_43Next articleGobert, Jazz beat Bucks 129-115 for 6th straight win Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more