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Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) Q12011 Interim Report

By on July 12, 2021

first_imgQuality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu)  2011 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileQuality Beverages Limited bottles and distributes soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages. The company manufactures and distributes Pepsico brands for the Mauritian territory and operates as a subsidiary of Currimjee Jeewanjee and Co. Limited. Quality Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

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McCarthy Residence / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

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first_img Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Rien van Rijthoven+ 12 Share ArchDaily Year:  Architects: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•San Francisco, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/38171/mccarthy-residence-stanley-saitowitz-natoma-architects Clipboard Houses United Statescenter_img McCarthy Residence / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMcCarthy Residence / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects McCarthy Residence / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/38171/mccarthy-residence-stanley-saitowitz-natoma-architects Clipboard Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Rien van RijthovenText description provided by the architects. A robust Mission district industrial building, built in the 1930’s, has had many lives. First as a Lucky Strike warehouse, later an auto repair shop, and then in the 80’s the Capp Street Project Gallery. During the dot com era it was dolled up as a software company. Clive McCarthy bought the building in 2006 for his art factory and residence. Save this picture!© Rien van RijthovenRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedOur project involved the restoration of the original industrial warehouse and the removal of ugly mid 90’s additions, and the insertion of contained set elements of entry, powder room, kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, fireplace, and laundry to create a domestic landscape within the generous 10,000sf industrial space. These set pieces are smooth and refined, and contrast sharply with the rustic original building. To quiet the existing jagged backdrop, gray stain and paint are used as a camouflage which synthesize the disparate materials and elements. Save this picture!© Rien van RijthovenThe main studio is contained in a secluded space at the rear of the first level. Sometimes works spills out and occupies the lower level and central two-story volume. A series of spaces on the upper floor form a circuit around this volume. The living room is above the garage, at the street front, and flanked by a study and guestroom. A long dining room table continues to become the kitchen Island. Across the void is the laundry and another guestroom. The master suite occupies the rear of the building, with a sparkling white tub and sink area, and a shortcut to the studio below. A new central stair hangs in the void and links the work level to the living level above, and a rooftop garden at the top.Save this picture!© Rien van RijthovenProject gallerySee allShow lessRichard Rogers wins Stirling Prize for Maggie’s CentreArticlesNamba Parks / The Jerde PartnershipArticles Share 2007 CopyAbout this officeStanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects IncOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseSan FranciscoInteriorsHousesUnited StatesPublished on October 19, 2009Cite: “McCarthy Residence / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects” 19 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore 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 streamlast_img read more

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Villa Geldrop / Hofman Dujardin Architects

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first_img Area:  415 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/121122/villa-geldrop-hofman-dujardin-architects Clipboard Villa Geldrop / Hofman Dujardin ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVilla Geldrop / Hofman Dujardin Architects Villa Geldrop / Hofman Dujardin Architects Year:  Photographs 2011 Architects: Hofman Dujardin Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Geldrop, The Netherlands Photographs:  Matthijs van Roon AmsterdamText description provided by the architects. Hofman Dujardin Architects designed a large villa set in the Dutch countryside. It is no ordinary house, however. What appears at first sight to be a simple block with an angled roof turns out to be a complex composition of space and light as well as a study of the modern home’s function. Save this picture!© Matthijs van Roon AmsterdamRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalThe building is placed at the rear of a large, flat site with the horizontal lines of its façade reflected in the pathway from the road. The roof and the ground floor are both large, angular and dark blocks which are set off by large panes of glass that keep the geometry clean and the appearance uncluttered. Below grade, the story changes. At the front of the house, running parallel to the pathway, concrete steps lead down towards a basement-level patio, opening to a glass hall-way/family room. On either sides, this subterranean space is lined by bedrooms. At the rear of the house, the gesture is continued in the shape of a long, sloping ramp up into the garden. Save this picture!© Matthijs van Roon AmsterdamVilla Geldrop is a house for a businessman with a family. Seen as a home, it is easy to analyse. Bedrooms and bathrooms are sheltered below ground. Living room, dining room and kitchen are all walk-through areas on the ground floor. On the upper level, more intimate than the others due to its angled roof, a study area has been created. This space benefits from the indirect light that is generated by the composition of glass and the opening up of the area by considering it to be a kind of mezzanine. This results in a house which, despite strong geometry, feels spacious rather than large, and cosy rather than crisp.Save this picture!© Matthijs van Roon AmsterdamThe building is more than a home, however. Primarily as a result of the different but complementary wishes of the client and the architect, the project lends itself to a multi-layered analysis. There is line-of-sight connection through the house’s main axis which runs along the concrete trench that defines the spatiality of the project. This effect is increased by moving the two staircases to the side. Both stairs run up from the lower level to the ground floor, one of which continues to the attic level. Using the floor plans as a guide, the project can be viewed as a modern interpretation of the classic box plan made famous by Italian renaissance architects such as Palladio. This allows the essence of the project to reveal itself. The channel cutting through the building and the orientation of the rooms towards the garden at the rear are an affirmation of the importance of light and the quality of the space created. In this sense, the orientation of the rooms becomes clear as a clever organisation of space and light, to powerful effect.Save this picture!© Matthijs van Roon AmsterdamProject gallerySee allShow lessNew York by GehryArticlesDesigners Participate in Hackathon for New Facebook CampusArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/121122/villa-geldrop-hofman-dujardin-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Matthijs van Roon Amsterdam+ 14 Share Projects The Netherlands ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeHofman Dujardin ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesGeldropThe NetherlandsPublished on March 22, 2011Cite: “Villa Geldrop / Hofman Dujardin Architects” 22 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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More journalists arrested as novelist goes on trial

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first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses WomenJudicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe News News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor to go further RSF_en Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses WomenJudicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Update: The Istanbul court ordered the conditional release of Aslı Erdoğan, Necmiye Alpay and Zana Kaya at the end of the first hearing today. They continue to be defendants in the case and are still facing a possible life sentence if found guilty. They are also banned from leaving the country. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the judicial authorities to lift these restrictions, abandon the proceedings against them and to quickly release all other journalists held in the absence of evidence against them. Credit: Ozan Kose / AFP Help by sharing this information center_img Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law December 29, 2016 – Updated on December 30, 2016 More journalists arrested as novelist goes on trial News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Turkey Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Turkish authorities to stop criminalizing journalists and to release Ahmet Şık, a leading investigative reporter who was arrested today, and five other journalists who were arrested four days ago. Well-known novelist and newspaper columnist Aslı Erdoğan meanwhile goes on trial in Istanbul today along with eight other journalists and intellectuals.“Not content with reducing pluralism to almost nothing and holding the world record for the number of journalists in prison, the Turkish authorities continue to throttle journalism more and more every day,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“Five months after the coup attempt, the government keeps on using the state of emergency and the terrorism law to silence its critics. Given the scale and frequency of the arrests, there will soon be no one left to tell the world what is happening in Turkey.”Arrested at his Istanbul home at dawn today, Ahmet Şık is charged with “propaganda for a terrorist organization” and “denigrating the Turkish Republic and its institutions” in a dozen tweets, five articles for the opposition daily Cumhuriyet and what he said at a public event organized jointly with the European parliament.His comments criticized the government’s handling of the Kurdish issue and terrorist threat, and Turkey’s arms deliveries to Islamist groups in Syria. His lawyer, Can Atalay, told RSF that he has been denied access to his client – a curtailment of rights permitted under the state of emergency in effect since July.Şık has been awarded many prizes for his investigative reporting, including UNESCO’s Guillermo Cano prize in 2014. He spent more than a year in preventive detention on trumped-up charges in 2011 and 2012, which RSF condemned in a report at the time.Aslı Erdoğan’s trialAslı Erdoğan is one of nine contributors and employees of Özgür Gündem, a daily newspaper closed by decree in August, whose trial at the justice palace in the Istanbul district of Çağlayan starts today.Five of the defendants escaped arrest and are being tried in absentia. Erdoğan will appear in court along with linguist and fellow columnist Necmiye Alpay, editor-in-chief İnan Kızılkaya and reporter Zana Kaya. They have been held for the past four months and are facing possible life sentences on charges of “membership of a terrorist organization” and “endangering the integrity of the state.”The very small courtroom chosen for the trial will not be able to accommodate the many observers, some of whom have come a long way to show their support for the journalists.Erdoğan is known both for award-winning novels that have been translated into many languages and her human rights advocacy. She has been defending peace, women’s rights and the rights of minorities for years. Her books and columns have drawn attention to rights violations, prison conditions and the violence to which the civilian population in the mainly Kurdish southeast is exposed.Although she suffers from asthma and diabetes, she was placed in solitary confinement when initially taken into custody. RSF reiterates its call for as many signatures as possible to the petition for the release of Erdoğan and her colleagues, which is available here.Five journalists in custody for the past four daysThe five journalists who have been held since 25 December were all arrested in dawn raids on their homes and are all charged with “propaganda for a terrorist organization.”They are Tunca Öğreten, an investigative journalist and former editor of the news website Diken; DİHA news agency reporters Ömer Çelik and Metin Yoksu; ETHA news agency reporter Derya Okatan; and Eray Sargın, the editor of the news website Yolculuk.Both DİHA and ETHA are among the many media outlets that have been closed by decree in recent months.The main point in common among these journalists is that they reported revelations by a group of far-left hackers about energy minister Berat Albayrak, who is President Erdoğan’s son-in-law. RedHack announced in late September that it had hacked into his email accounts and published their contents. But its revelations were drastically censored.Already ranked as low as 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, Turkey has seen an unprecedented crackdown since the abortive coup attempt in July.The government is using the state of emergency to silence all of its critics and has closed many media outlets. The authorities have withdrawn press cards and passports from many journalists, and more than 100 journalists are currently in prison. News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Top job: Sue Mackness, HR director, Adams Childrenswear

By on May 12, 2021

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Sue Mackness has joined Adams Childrenswear as the new HR director.Employing more than 4,000 full- and part-time staff, the company has 520outlets in the UK and 71 around the world. Mackness joins the store from theArcadia Group, where she worked as retail HR manager for Top Shop, Top Man andMiss Selfridge. She will lead the retail team to implement the HR strategy anddeliver business goals. What do you hope to achieve in your new role? I hope to continue the fantastic work which has been done to make Adams atruly fun place to work. What are you most looking forward to? I am looking forward to supporting Adams in achieving its vision of movingfrom a single format retailer to a multi channel business. How do you think the role of HR will change in the next five years? With the ever-increasing complexity of employment legislation, HR teams willhave the opportunity to truly act as business partners in delivering change. What is your essential viewing? Sex and the City – I can dream that my life is half as glamorous. What’s the best thing about HR? Being able to facilitate change and watch people grow as part of theprocess. And the worst? People not understanding the true value that HR can bring to the businessand attaching old-fashioned assumptions to the role. How do you fill your spare time? I enjoy sailing and international travel. What advice would you give to people starting out in HR? Get to know the business you work in and how it operates from outside of theHR viewpoint. Network with key players within the business and understand theirpriorities. Do you network? Like most people, not as much as I should. Who would play you in a film of your life? Sarah Jessica Parker – I think she is really sassy. Mackness’ cv2003 Director of HR, AdamsChildrenswear1999 Retail HR manager, Top Shop, TopMan and Miss Selfridge1991 Personnel manager, Marks & Spencer1984 Commercial manager, Marks & Spencer Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Top job: Sue Mackness, HR director, Adams ChildrenswearOn 13 May 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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ABS partners with Keppel to build new drilling rigs

By on May 7, 2021

first_imgThe rigs utilize data collected from a range of sensors monitoring machinery and structural health to improve their performance Image: ABS and Keppel build the new rigs with smart notations. Photo: courtesy of C Morrison from Pixabay. ABS partnered with Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations. One of the rigs, which was delivered earlier this year for work in offshore Mexico, is already online with its performance being monitored from Singapore.In line with issuing the ABS Guide for Smart Functions for Marine Vessels and Offshore Units, Keppel O&M is recognized as the first shipyard group to integrate smart functions into rigs.Demonstrating ABS and Keppel leadership in offshore digital technology, the rigs utilize data collected from a range of sensors monitoring machinery and structural health to improve their performance.As part of a Joint Development Project (JDP) with Keppel, ABS refined its methodology to verify and validate Smart Functions, supporting a more data-centric approach to survey after construction and ultimately assisting rig owners to move to a rig-specific Condition-based Class approach.“These rigs set a new benchmark for offshore assets, underlining how ABS is setting the pace in digital innovation in the marine and offshore industries,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki. “Smart functionality for both machinery and structures provides a rich stream of data we can leverage in a Condition-based Class approach, offering data-driven insights to focus surveys on areas that need attention—while potentially offering increased uptime and optimizing maintenance practices. As a world leader in digital, ABS is dedicated to harnessing the benefits of these technologies for our clients.”Mr. Chris Ong, CEO of Keppel Offshore & Marine said: “These are the industry’s first drilling rigs with Smart Notations and demonstrate how Keppel is adding value with our proprietary RigCare Solution. This encompasses a suite of digital services, which in close collaboration with ABS and partners, supports the rig’s lifecycle needs. RigCare Solution will significantly transform the efficiency, safety and operability of the rig. We have been monitoring the performance of the first rig in offshore Mexico from our HQ in Singapore and we are pleased with how the system is supporting our customer’s operations in real world conditions. Greatly appreciate the support from ABS in this JDP.”ABS and Keppel will continue to work together in this JDP on a variety of projects covering a wider range of vessel types and assets.In 2018, ABS introduced comprehensive guidance providing the marine and offshore industries a goal-based framework to enable data-driven decision making based on smart technology. The ABS Guidance Notes on Smart Function Implementation support data infrastructure development, enabling health and performance monitoring and augmenting vessel operations leading to more informed decisions in support of fast-moving environmental requirements. The guidance sets an actionable framework for owners, operators and equipment manufacturers to take smart steps today in preparation for an environmentally sustainable future. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Noble Energy amends gas sales contracts With Dolphinus

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first_img Image: Noble Energy holds a 25 percent working interest in the Tamar project. Photo: Courtesy of Free-Photos from Pixabay. Noble Energy, announced that the Company and its partners have amended their agreements for the sale of natural gas to Dolphinus Holdings Limited from the Leviathan and Tamar fields. The amended agreements now provide for total combined firm contract quantities of 3 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas, more than doubling the firm volume commitments previously agreed. In addition, each agreement has been extended by five years to reflect 15-year terms.These contracts replace the previous firm commitment of 1.15 Tcf from the Leviathan field and the previous interruptible quantity of 1.15 Tcf from the Tamar field. Both contracts include take or pay commitments. During the two-year period ended June 30, 2022, Leviathan will backstop any volume commitment that Tamar is unable to deliver under the amended agreement.David L. Stover, Noble Energy’s Chairman and CEO, stated, “This agreement is a major step for Noble Energy’s Eastern Mediterranean projects, expanding the long-term export demand in the region. The supply flexibility between assets will enable Tamar to continue producing at high rates, while Leviathan grows rapidly toward its initial capacity. With first gas from Leviathan anticipated by the end of the year, this agreement provides further clarity to our 2020 cash flow profile and beyond.”The amended agreements are subject to certain regulatory approvals. In addition, the Company and its partners are working to complete the acquisition of interest in the EMG Pipeline, which is anticipated to occur early in the fourth quarter of 2019.Noble Energy holds a 39.66 percent working interest in the Leviathan project. Other interest owners include Delek Drilling LP with 45.34 percent and Ratio Oil Exploration LP with 15 percent interest.Noble Energy holds a 25 percent working interest in the Tamar project. Additional partners include Isramco Negev 2 LP with 28.75 percent, Delek Drilling LP with 22 percent, Tamar Petroleum Ltd. with 16.75 percent, Dor Gas Exploration with 4 percent and Everest Infrastructures with 3.5 percent. Source: Company Press Release The contracts replace the previous firm commitment of 1.15 Tcf from the Leviathan field and the previous interruptible quantity of 1.15 Tcf from the Tamar fieldlast_img read more

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Beyond mourning

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first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpwnjYqbqDI” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/BpwnjYqbqDI/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Alma Guillermoprieto wandered a drought-stricken town in El Salvador, cattle carcasses poking from the dirt. “It was so poor, so poor, so poor,” she says with a wince, telling the story now.Guillermoprieto’s visit was prompted by the discovery on Aug. 25, 2010, of the bodies of 72 migrant workers, men and women hailing mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador who had been heading north to the United States through Mexico, along a stretch of railroad known as la bestia — the beast.News of the massacre sent chills around the world, reinforcing notions of chaos and terror in Mexico.In El Salvador, Guillermoprieto found the family of one of the 14 women among the victims, discovering that many of her kin, and many from her small and impoverished village, had perished along la bestia. Guillermoprieto, a Mexican-born journalist, author, and former Radcliffe Institute fellow, recalled asking the woman’s 13-year-old relative if he, too, would make the dangerous trek northward. He said yes.“You can talk at them until you’re blue in the face,” said Guillermoprieto. “It’s a terrible thing for a young man or young woman to be sitting in one of these villages with no opportunity. What else are they going to do?”Travelers in Hiding: Telling a Story of Central Americans in Mexico Video of Alma Guillermoprieto RI ’07 delivering the Schlesinger Library’s 2012–2013 Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture.Guillermoprieto returned to Radcliffe on Tuesday to deliver the Schlesinger Library’s 2012-13 Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture, with a focus on the still-unsolved mass murder, believed to be connected to Mexico’s ongoing drug war, which has claimed more than 50,000 lives.Men and women daily risk their lives for la bestia, leaping onto a passing train car for a ride that, they hope, may usher them to a better life. Some die trying, or lose limbs; others make the jump but are assaulted, sometimes sexually, along the route, only to then face corruption among authorities at the border. The threat of cartel violence is an added danger to the already treacherous journey.Although she continues to write about problems plaguing Latin America in venues such as The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, Guillermoprieto said that after learning of the 72 murders, her first impulse was to keep her distance. “I’d written enough similar horror stories,” she told the crowd.Guillermoprieto envisioned an altar like those built for Día de los Muertos, the Mexican day of remembrance for the dead. “A true altar de muertos,” she explained, “is a site where we bring the dead back to life by talking about them, letting them know that we haven’t forgotten, letting them know that they’re welcome back into our home.”But, she noted, “being that the dead in Mexico are so numerous that they’ve become statistics … there was no way I could talk or write about each of the 72 migrants myself, so the answer of an online virtual altar imposed itself as the only practical solution.”72migrantes.com was born. Guillermoprieto sent out an international call, and writers near and far chimed in, each choosing a migrant to write about. Pictures arrived  — some of the murdered migrants, others of la bestia, men and women pooled on the tops of pummeling train cars. Artists donated songs, as singing is a traditional component of Día de los Muertos, as is preparing the dead’s favorite foods. That would obviously be a problem on an online platform, so Guillermoprieto began taking online donations, which are directly funneled to a priest-run migrant shelter in the southern state of Chiapas. The shelter is a necessary pit stop for migrants in need of a good meal before embarking on their voyage.Additional help comes from las patronas, kind strangers along la bestia who are often just as poor as the fleeing migrants, said Guillermoprieto. Las patronas work without funding and out of sheer kindness, making tortillas and tacos and stuffing them into plastic bags. Daily, they walk to the tracks and wait to throw the bags of tacos to the blurred migrants aboard the fast-moving train.The online altar has multiplied in many ways, Guillermoprieto said. It’s inspired theater productions, books, and, last year, on the first anniversary of the massacre, Radio UNAM, the station of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, presented a dramatic reading by famous actors of the site’s testimonials.“Perhaps this is the main reason why the altar in its various manifestations has lasted so long,” said Guillermoprieto, “because they’re proof that Mexico still is a country where, against all the odds, acts of generosity and decency and solidarity and inspiration remain not only possible but constant, so the altar has become a place of encouragement, and not just of mourning.”last_img read more

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Harmful, untested chemicals rife in personal care products

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first_imgIn the United States, the average person is exposed to more than a hundred chemicals from cosmetics, soaps, and other personal care products before leaving the house in the morning. While people may assume these products are safe, their chemical ingredients are mostly untested and largely unregulated, with even known carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting chemicals still found in some formulations. What’s more, ingredient labels can be misleading, leaving even the savviest consumers in the dark about the safety of the products they use every day.“The lipstick we wear, the food we eat, and the soap we use to clean our children’s hands often contain harmful chemicals,” said Mia Davis, head of health and safety for the personal care product company BeautyCounter. “The load adds up quickly day after day. And as we swallow, breathe in, and lather up, toxins entering our bodies may have lasting impact.”Davis delivered her talk, “Toxic Trespass: Harmful & Untested Chemicals in Everyday Products,”  to a Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) audience on February 6, 2014.Chemical exposure has been linked to rising rates in breast cancer, asthma, autism, reproductive problems, and other health issues, Davis said. Many chemicals in personal care products have never been tested for safety, and may also accumulate and interact in potentially harmful ways. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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New Cushwa-Leighton Library 24-hour study space completed, Le Mans tunnel expected to re-open

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first_imgThe new 24-hour study space in the lower level of Cushwa-Leighton Library will officially open Friday, library director Joe Thomas announced in a campus-wide email Wednesday. The space was completed over winter break, Thomas said in the email.“This space was designed with current students’ needs in mind and is aimed to promote collaborative work, whiteboarding, and the use of technology — both shared and personal devices,” he said. “Outlets and charging stations abound.”Other improvements made to the library over winter break include two new hydration stations, a new free coffee machine on the main floor and Keurig vending options provided on the lower level. Additionally, classroom furniture samples are available for student testing, “specifically intended as replacements to older tablet desks found in classrooms across campus.”Later this semester, the ResNet and IT Helpdesk will relocate to the lower level of the library, near the 24-hour study space, Thomas said, in an attempt to make their services more accessible to students.Additionally, plans are in place to re-open the tunnels linking Le Mans Hall and the library, Thomas said.“Work has begun to make the Le Mans-Library tunnel accessible, including the installation of a lift and a ramp,” he said. “While it won’t be in time to spare [students] from this year’s snow, the work will be complete within the next three months. As soon as it’s signed off for use, we will open it for you all.”In the same email, Thomas announced that munch money may now be used to make purchases from all campus vending machines.“We hope that this improves your experience on campus,” Thomas said.Tags: 24-hour study space, Cushwa-Leighton Library, free coffee, Le Mans Hall, library renovations, tunnelslast_img read more

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