Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgKakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileKakuzi Limited grows, packs and sells avocados in Kenya. The company also has interests in growing, cracking and selling macadamia nuts; growing tea and producing tea products; and growing and selling pineapples. Its forestry division produces a range of timber products which include poles, fencing posts, gates, planting boxes, trellises, doors and door frames and heat-treated pallets. Kakuzi Limited also has interests in livestock farming; primarily beef and dairy cattle. Its livestock operation offers a cattle breeding and management service and overseas the production and sale of halaal beef, offal, hides, manure and hay. Kakuzi Limited has operations in the United Kingdom and regions in Europe. Kakuzi Limited is a subsidiary of Camellia Plc (United Kingdom) and its head office is in Thika, Kenya. Kakuzi Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more


Here’s how I’d invest like Britain’s Warren Buffett in 2020

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Alan Oscroft owns shares of Sirius Minerals. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended NMC Health. 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. When I say I’d invest like Britain’s Warren Buffett, I certainly don’t mean I see myself in that role. No, I’m thinking of Terry Smith, who founded Fundsmith in 2010 and has seen it grow to managing £18.8bn of investors’ cash.He’s often dubbed the British Warren Buffett due to his similar investing style, investing for the long-term in “high quality businesses that can sustain a high return on operating capital employed,” while eliminating short-term buying and selling to minimize trading costs. I can certainly see the similarity with the chap from Omaha.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…UK’s biggestThe Fundsmith Equity Fund is the largest in the UK, and it doesn’t charge performance fees.A formative day in my investing career came many years ago, when an investors’ conference I attended featured both Terry Smith and the late Jim Slater as speakers. Slater’s growth investing book, The Zulu Principle, was one of the first I read, and I’d also been reading Smith’s Accounting for Growth.The latter was an exposé of the creative ways companies can manipulate their accounts to hide debts, boost apparent profits, and generally appear to be in far better financial health than they actually are. It was quite a revelation, and it lost Smith his City job at the time, but I reckon it’s helped clean up what can be a seriously dirty business.ComplexityOne thing it taught me is to steer well clear of companies with complicated accounts – things like multiple levels of holding companies dealing with each other, debt and capital moving via chains of intermediaries, and other practices that help make the books pretty much impenetrable.That was one of the big problems with Quindell (later renamed Watchstone) a few years ago, which ended up being forced to restate several years of accounts (downwards, of course).It’s also the reason I’ll never buy shares in NMC Health after the serious accusations made by shorting outfit Muddy Waters. Even if the allegations prove untrue, they have exposed opaque accounting practices and less than ideal corporate governance – had the accounts been transparent, things would be abundantly clear with no reason for mystery and controversy.Doing itSo that’s the first way I’ll try to emulate Terry Smith in 2020, by only investing in companies whose accounting practices are open and transparent. That’s easy to say, but perhaps not so easy to do. For a start, I think I’ll stick to companies practicing and headquartered in countries with better accounting rules. And I’ll run a mile as soon as any doubts are raised.My other approach is really just to follow the Buffett style strategy that I’ve attempted for years, and that’s to always look for profitable and strongly cash generative prospects that satisfy his “wonderful company at a fair price” criterion.Who knows, I might even uncover the odd gem that satisfies both the Buffett/Smith approach and Slater’s growth strategy – and what a find that would be. At any rate, it means no more risks like Sirius Minerals for me. Here’s how I’d invest like Britain’s Warren Buffett in 2020 Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 12th January, 2020 See all posts by Alan Oscroft Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Image source: Getty Images. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more


The Voice contestant coming to Apopka

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSApopka Faith Food and Family FestivalThe Voice Previous article117-year event coming to Lake ApopkaNext articleTraffic Alert: Lane Closure scheduled for tomorrow in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Sisaundra Lewis Headlines Apopka Faith FestivalFrom Willie Carey of Events by WillSisaundra Lewis will be the feature singer at the Apopka Family, Faith & Food Festival at the Apopka Ampitheatre on January 7th . Lewis rose to stardom and gained global recognition after delivering show stopping, electrifying performances on Season Six of NBC’s ‘The Voice!’Lewis started her career with Grammy and Oscar Award winner Peabo Bryson, who invited her to tour with him as a backing vocalist and his new duet partner. Her acquaintance with Bryson led to a worldwide tour with Grammy and Oscar Award winner, Celine Dion. She spent several years working with Dion as her backing vocalist, vocal director and choreographer.Lewis rose to stardom and gained global recognition after delivering show stopping, electrifying performances on Season Six of NBC’s ‘The Voice!’Her powerful voice can be heard in national commercials for Folgers Coffee, Sprite, Slimfast, Doublemint Gum, Sears, Arby’s, Ziploc Bags, Coppertone, and Dr. Pepper. Her debut single on Global Records, “SHOUT”, hit the Billboard Hot Dance Club Charts its first week and immediately climbed to #1. Lewis also co-wrote and performs the tune “Emotional” on Grammy nominated and platinum recording artist Najee’s new contemporary jazz release titled My Point of View – which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart.From the very beginning her talent and passion for helping others made Lewis the perfect character to unite the creativity behind the film with the young viewers of our generation. Combining both a glorious vocal instrument and performance skills that are truly an amazing gift, she approaches her love for music with an incredible assurance.If you are a local church and would like to be involved please contact Willie Carey today at [email protected] to receive more information.Make sure to purchase your tickets online at: https://apopkafaithfestival.eventbrite.com/For physical tickets visit Chuck Wagon Homecooking or Nelson’s Insurance Services in Apopka more ticket locations to be listed next week. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


Cuba: Socialist health care beating heart disease

first_imgAs in much of the world, heart disease is a leading cause of death in Cuba, but the country has made remarkable strides in minimizing heart-disease-related deaths.On Oct. 9, the Cuban newspaper Granma reported, “Cuba has achieved a heart surgery survival rate of over 95%, including coronary and vascular operations and those linked to congenital heart defects, a figure which places the island among the most advanced countries in this field.”The Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara Cardiology Center has a vascular surgery survival rate of over 95%. Photo: Juventud RebeldeDr Eduardo Rivas, president of the Cuban Society of Cardiology, stated that the results correspond to the will of the Cuban government to improve the population’s quality of life. He also stated that excellent results with pediatric heart surgery are due to early diagnosis of sick children, with immediate intervention before the disease develops.How is Cuba able to reach this amazing medical achievement while enduring a 52-year U.S. blockade? An article in InterNations called “Health Care and Education in Cuba” states, “The fall of the socialist bloc and the tightening of the U.S. embargo in the early 1990’s put a strain on the economy. … The budget for medicine and medical equipment shrunk by 70%. However, the health of Cuba’s population remained stable. This is due to the fact that health care remained a top priority for the government. … Today, lack of medical equipment still takes its toll. … Particularly the specialized medical fields were harmed in the 1990’s when specialized equipment and medicine was scarce.”After the 1959 socialist revolution, a top priority of Fidel Castro and the government was to bring health care to the people, especially to the poorest and most oppressed, most urgently the campesinos in the rural areas. In 1960 the Ministerio de Salud Publica (Ministry of Public Health) was created along with the Rural Health Services, establishing free health care for all. Serving the people became the culture of revolutionary medicine for new young doctors who received free medical school tuition. Upon graduating, many answered the call by Fidel to serve the people and went to the countryside, including to the Sierra Maestra. This was health care for people, not for profit.Successful health campaigns instituted by the socialist government relied on the participation of the masses, who became active in figuring out solutions to health care problems in their neighborhoods or villages. Two of the largest mass organizations to engage in this grass-roots problem solving were the Committees for Defense of the Revolution and the Cuban Women’s Federation.Cuban health care puts emphasis on preventative medicine through nutrition and hygiene and using natural and alternative approaches. “A key node in the system [of public health care] has been the network of family doctors who live in the communities they serve,” explains professor Elise Andaya at State University of New York at Albany. “This both allows patients continual access to health care and gives doctors an intimate knowledge of individual, familial and neighborhood risk profiles. While the medical budgets of many developed countries reflect their emphasis on costly curative medicine, Cuba achieves comparable health indices with a fraction of the cost by focusing on community-based preventative care.” (NACLA Report on the Americas, Sept. 1, 2009)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


VW and Trump’s NLRB: partners in union busting

first_imgBulletin: After the NLRB denied the UAW’s petition for a vote, the Board then allowed the union to file a new petition, which it did. On May 29 it was announced that the election for union representation will take place June 12-13 — a huge victory for the workers!Volkswagen, the world’s largest auto company, owns 61 plants around the globe. Only one, in Chattanooga, Tenn., does not have a union. VW, with the assistance and encouragement of the capitalist state, intends to keep its only U.S. assembly plant union-free.Chattanooga VW workers were fighting for a union even before this 2015 photograph was taken.When the United Auto Workers first sought to represent the plant workers, the union narrowly lost a 2014 election supervised by the National Labor Relations Board. At the time, VW itself feigned neutrality. False claims by right-wing politicians that a pro-union vote would mean less work in the plant, coupled with a barrage of well-funded anti-UAW ads, were enough to tilt the vote against union representation.However, the high rate of workplace injuries, a key issue in the union drive, did not decrease after the vote. The UAW, with a majority of VW workers signing cards authorizing representation, petitioned the NLRB April 9 to hold another election in late April. VW asked the board to delay holding an election and review company arguments against conducting one.With three of the five NLRB members voting, two voted in VW’s favor and one against. Then May 22, with four of its five members appointed by President Trump, the NLRB ruled 4-1 that an election could not be held.   How could this be justified? Normally, the NLRB requires that only 30 percent of a potential bargaining unit sign union authorization cards to hold an election. In this case, the union had a solid majority.VW’s arguments were based on a 2015 vote by a smaller unit of workers in the plant, about 160 skilled maintenance workers, to have the UAW bargain on their behalf. The NLRB ordered VW to recognize the union as their representative. For there to now be an election involving all the plant’s hourly workers, VW claimed, the maintenance unit would first have to decertify the UAW. What makes this case ludicrous and hypocritical is that VW has spent the past four years denying these maintenance workers the right to union representation — based on the fact that they are only a small minority of the whole workforce. Moreover, the UAW certified to the NLRB that it had voluntarily withdrawn as a representative of the maintenance trades. That the board majority could uphold VW’s argument demonstrates its blatant anti-union bias. Lauren McFerran, the last remaining pre-Trump member of the NLRB, described “the Board’s new motto” as “heads, the employer wins; tails, the union loses.”Worker fightback could defeat VW’s strategyNow the UAW has to wait for a vote of the maintenance unit to decertify itself, then wait for the NLRB to conduct a plantwide election. What VW and their anti-union political partners in Tennessee and Washington are banking on is being able to use the time lag to turn workers against the union. Just like their counterparts at Nissan in Mississippi, VW management will hold more mandatory “captive audience” meetings and one-on-one sessions with workers to create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.However, there are signs that the stalling strategy will backfire. UAW Local 42 has spent the past five years convincing workers of the benefits of union representation. The denial of the basic right to vote for union recognition has infuriated plant workers, along with other unions and the Chattanooga community at large. The newly formed Center for VW Facts has exposed VW’s false anti-union claims on TV and radio.The UAW, joined by 17 area unions, as well as local civil rights organizations, held a rally May 21 to denounce union busting by VW and the NLRB. Some of the union delegations and representatives included the Chattanooga Area Labor Council, United Steelworkers and the Amalgamated Transit Union. Downtown Chattanooga was packed with union supporters chanting, “No hypocrisy, let them vote. It’s about democracy, let them vote.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


UN General Assembly adopts resolution on journalists safety

first_img RSF_en November 26, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 UN General Assembly adopts resolution on journalists safety Adopted today by consensus by the Third Committee, this resolution meets calls that Reporters Without Borders has been making for years, in particular, in connection with the United Nations Plan of Action, and which it reaffirmed after the recent tragic death of two French journalists in Mali.“With 89 journalists killed in connection with their work, 2012 was the deadliest year for journalists since Reporters Without Borders began producing an annual round-up in 1995,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“Another 52 journalists have been killed in connection with their work since the start of 2013. We were outraged by the murders of veteran French journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon in Mali on November 2, as we have been by the murders of fellow journalists in Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, Brazil and other parts of the world in 2013.”“The safety of journalists is an essential prerequisite for achieving freedom of expression, democracy, social development and peace. The resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly and the cause symbolized by the date chosen for International Day to End Impunity are more crucial than ever.“By choosing this date, the United Nations is sending a strong message to those who persecute journalists. It is vital that all UN bodies continue to proclaim the importance of combatting impunity for those responsible for physical attacks against journalists.” Resolution 1738, initiated by RWB, condemning intentional attacks against journalists in conflict situations, which the UN Security Council adopted in December 2006, and the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, adopted in April 2012, were very important prior steps in improving protection for journalists. Organisation Reporters Without Borders hails the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of its first resolution on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity and on the creation of an International Day to End Impunity for crimes against journalists on November 2. center_img News “This latest Resolution is undoubtedly a new step in the right direction,” Deloire said. “However, the problem that remains to be addressed is not a legal void but the lack of any verification of respect by member states for their obligations, in particular, their obligation to protect journalists, investigate all acts of violence and bring perpetrators to justice.“That is why we are calling for effective monitoring of states’ respect for their obligations. And, at a time when ordinary citizens play a vital role in informing the public and when most violations against journalists happen outside of war situations, we are also calling for member states’ obligations to be extended to non-professional news providers and beyond armed conflict situations.”The General Assembly resolution condemns all attacks and violence against journalists and media workers in both conflict and non-conflict situations and underlines the important role played by all news providers by stating that “journalism is continuously evolving to include inputs from media institutions, private individuals and a range of organizations that seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, online as well as offline.” It also underlines states’ obligations to prevent violence and to bring perpetrators to justice, by urging “Member States to do their utmost to prevent violence against journalists and media workers, to ensure accountability through the conduct of impartial, speedy and effective investigations into all alleged violence against journalists and media workers falling within their jurisdiction, and to bring the perpetrators of such crimes to justice and to ensure that victims have access to appropriate remedies.”Finally, it “invites the relevant agencies, organizations, funds and programmes of the United Nations system to consider identifying focal points for the exchange of information about the implementation of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, in cooperation with Member States under the overall coordination of UNESCO.” Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more


Amazon Inhales More Carbon than It Emits, JPL Finds

first_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Top of the News Old-growth Amazon tree canopy in Tapajós National Forest, Brazil. A new NASA study shows that the living trees in the undisturbed Amazon forest draw more carbon dioxide from the air than the forest’s dead trees emit. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechA new JPL-led study seven years in the making has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit, therefore reducing global warming. This finding resolves a long-standing debate about a key component of the overall carbon balance of the Amazon basin.The Amazon’s carbon balance is a matter of life and death: living trees take carbon dioxide out of the air as they grow, and dead trees put the greenhouse gas back into the air as they decompose. The new study, published in Nature Communications on March 18, is the first to measure tree deaths caused by natural processes throughout the Amazon forest, even in remote areas where no data have been collected at ground level.Fernando Espírito-Santo of JPL’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., lead author of the study, created new techniques to analyze satellite and other data. He found that each year, dead Amazonian trees emit an estimated 1.9 billion tons (1.7 billion metric tons) of carbon to the atmosphere. To compare this with Amazon carbon absorption, the researchers used censuses of forest growth and different modeling scenarios that accounted for uncertainties. In every scenario, carbon absorption by living trees outweighed emissions from the dead ones, indicating that the prevailing effect in natural forests of the Amazon is absorption.Until now, scientists had only been able to estimate the Amazon’s carbon balance from limited observations in small forest areas called plots. On these plots, the forest removes more carbon than it emits, but the scientific community has been vigorously debating how well the plots represent all the natural processes in the huge Amazon region. That debate began with the discovery in the 1990s that large areas of the forest can be killed off by intense storms in events called blowdowns.Espírito-Santo said that the idea for the study arose from a 2006 workshop where scientists from several nations came together to identify JPL satellite instruments that might help them better understand the carbon cycle of the Amazon. In the years since then, he worked with 21 coauthors in five nations to measure the carbon impacts of tree deaths in the Amazon from all natural causes — from large-area blowdowns to single trees that died of old age. He used airborne lidar data, satellite images, and a 10-year set of plot measurements collected by the University of Leeds, England, under the leadership of Emanuel Gloor and Oliver Phillips. He estimates that he himself spent a year-and-a-half doing fieldwork in the Amazon.“It was a difficult and audacious study, and only Espírito-Santo’s dedication made it possible,” said Michael Keller, a research scientist at the U.S. Forest Service and co-author of the study.Correlating satellite and airborne-instrument data with ground observations, Espírito-Santo and his colleagues devised methods to identify dead trees in different types of remotely sensed images. For example, fallen trees create a gap in the forest canopy that can be measured by lidar on research aircraft, and dead wood changes the colors in a satellite optical image. The researchers then scaled uptheir techniques so they could be applied to satellite and airborne data for parts of the Amazon with no corresponding ground data.“We found that large natural disturbances — the sort not captured by plots — have only a tiny effect on carbon cycling throughout the Amazon,” said Sassan Saatchi of JPL, also a co-author. Each year, about two percent of the entire Amazon forest dies of natural causes. The researchers found that only about 0.1 percent of those deaths are caused by blowdowns.This study looked only at natural processes in Amazonia, not at the results of human activities such as logging and deforestation, which vary widely and rapidly with changing political and social conditions.The other institutions participating in the study are the University of New Hampshire, Durham; the Universities of Leeds and Nottingham, U.K.; Oxford University, U.K.; James Cook University, Cairns, Australia; U.S. Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Puerto Rico; EMBRAPA Satellite Monitoring Center, Campinas, Brazil; National Institute for Research in Amazonia, Manaus, Brazil; EMBRAPA Eastern Amazonia, Santarém, Brazil; National Institute for Space Research (INPE), São José dos Campos, Brazil; the Missouri Botanical Garden, Oxapampa, Peru; and the Carnegie Institute for Science, Stanford, Calif.JPL monitors Earth’s vital signs from land, air and space with a fleet of satellites and ambitious airborne and ground-based observation campaigns. JPL develops new ways to observe and study Earth’s interconnected natural systems with long-term data records and computer analysis tools to better see how our planet is changing. The agency shares this unique knowledge with the global community and works with institutions in the United States and around the world that contribute to understanding and protecting our home planet.For more information about JPL’s Earth science activities in 2014, visit http://www.nasa.gov/earthrightnow Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Science and Technology Amazon Inhales More Carbon than It Emits, JPL Finds From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 12:09 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribelast_img read more


Florida hospital damaged by Hurricane Michael to evacuate all of its more than 200 patients

first_imgMartha Crombie/Ardent Health(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — A hospital in Florida that sheltered 1,500 people — staff’s families, first responders and patients — from Hurricane Michael said that that although everyone is safe, the building was damaged and it is evacuating more than 200 patients.Bay Medical Sacred Heart in Panama City said on social media that it “sustained damage including windows blown out, cracking of an exterior wall and roof damage” when the hurricane hit the coast around Panama City on Wednesday. In a news release, the hospital said it also had water damage.“A section of the roof collapsed in the hospital’s materials management building. … Hurricane Michael also caused substantial broken glass, cooling and plumbing issues and loss of information systems,” Bay Medical Sacred Heart said.The hospital before the storm had taken in families and pets of hospital staff as well as first responders.“All patients, family members and staff are safe and patient care will continue until the last patient is transferred,” hospital CEO Scott Campbell said after Hurricane Michael passed. “If patients do not have a family member or other support persons with them at the hospital, we are reaching out to their emergency contacts.”Staff from Ardent Health Services in Nashville also were flying Thursday morning to Panama City to deliver 1,000 ready-to-eat meals to the hospital for patients, staff and their families. Ardent is the parent of Bay Medical Sacred Heart.The hospital said patients, including 39 in intensive care, would be sent to Pensacola and Jacksonville in Florida as well as Mobile, Alabama. Evacuations were expected to be completed in 48 hours.The first 29 patients left at 4 a.m. Thursday via ground ambulance, according to Martha Crombie, Ardent Health Services’ vice president of marketing and planning, Americas Division. A helicopter arrived at 7:24 a.m. CT to pick up another patient.Crombie said the emergency room department at Bay Medical Sacred Heart remains open and was accepting patients.“Our staff and physicians have demonstrated extraordinary dedication throughout this crisis, providing exemplary care for our patients,” Campbell said. “This has been a truly noble effort and we are deeply grateful for their sacrifice.”Bay Medical Sacred Heart has established a toll-free number, 1-888-727-4568, to support communication with family members of patients who have been evacuated to another hospital. The hospital will also continue to provide updates through Twitter and Facebook.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Brandon Morley Transfers To UVU Men’s Basketball From Utah

first_img Brad James Written by Tags: Bingham High School/Brandon Morley/Todd Phillips/Utah Men’s Basketball/UVU Men’s Basketball Morley shot 38.2 percent from the field and 33.3 percent behind the arc. The 7-foot 235-pound forward/center played in 16 games for the Utes last season, averaging 2.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per contest. May 13, 2019 /Sports News – Local Brandon Morley Transfers To UVU Men’s Basketball From Utah FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Monday, Utah Valley University men’s basketball head coach Mark Madsen confirmed former Utah men’s basketball forward/center Brandon Morley will transfer to UVU and play for the Wolverines next season. Morley also starred at Bingham High School, scoring 16.3 points and posting 8.3 rebounds per game for the Miners in his senior season of 2013-14. The native of South Jordan, Utah played at SLCC as well for current Wolverine assistant coach Todd Phillips.last_img read more


BNC fresher up for rural award

first_imgA Brasenose fresher has been shortlisted in the Entrepreneur of the Year category for his one-man pig business in the 2008 Yorkshire Rural Awards.First-year PPEist Duncan Turnbull, from York, founded his business Yorkshire Meats, a traditional meat company specializing in breeding and rearing rare-breed pedigree Oxford Sandy and Black pigs, to be sold as a luxury product. “I am absolutely delighted about the nomination for this award, though quite surprised to be honest. It would be incredible to win, and use the proceeds to help the business grow further,” Turnbull said.Turnbull will be competing against two other nominees, the farmer Copley Farm Shops of Purston and owner of animal feed business Ian Mosey of Gilling West. The prize is the top accolade in the annual awards ceremony, which acknowledges and celebrates leading business people who have furthered development of Yorkshire’s rural economy through diversifying by bringing in new jobs.Turnbull founded his own pig business in 2000 at his parents’ farm at Shipton-by-Beningbrough in North Yorkshire. Since then he has built up a large herd of pigs, and catapulted his business to greater success in 2004 by launching an innovative adopt-a-pig scheme. The scheme allows customers to choose a pig, name it, visit it, and then eventually eat it. Turnbull’s clientele spans from Brighton to Aberdeen. He has been filmed for a BBC documentary Jimmy’s Food Heroes and BBC Radio 4’s ‘Farming Today,’ and has written a piece for the Guardian, ‘Saving Our Bacon.’“Originally it started off as a hobby and an interest. As the adopt-a-pig scheme was developed, more and more people become interested and it has really grown to become profitable,” he said.Turnbull declined to comment on details of the profits his business has reaped but confirmed: “Proceeds from the business which is profitable is financing my way through university.” Turnbull juggles his business and academic work by scheduling the busy times of the year, such as butchering, during the vacations. He has no business partners but has hired one employee. “Now, it is more a business than a hobby, but at its current size it will never be so profitable that is could be sustained as a career. Therefore you need to enjoy it, and be a little mad, to continue,” he said.The awards ceremony is due to take place on 23 May. Turnbull gets his hands dirty on his parents’ farm.last_img read more