Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) 2007 annual report.Company ProfileBorder Timbers is a forestry and sawmilling company in Zimbabwe, with a long history in Manicaland. The company operates five forest estates and three sawmills; with the principal products being pine and eucalyptus. Established in 1979, Border Timbers is the amalgamation of three organisations; Border Eastern Forest Estates, Renfee Timbers (Pvt) Limited and Forestry Management Services. The company is a subsidiary of the Rift Valley Corporation, boasting a plantation size of 47 800 hectares. The forest estates are in Sheba, Charter and Tilbury; with a combined annual output of over 160 000 cubic metres, 95% of that is pine. Rough sawn timber is processed at factories in Mutare, and sold directly to the public. The Paulington Factory manufactures products for the veneer, plywood and blockboard market, and the Nyakamete Factory produces doors, shelves and other timber products for export. Border Timbers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Jacob Stockdale: How to chip and chase How to pass from the base – by Gary StreetPassing from the base is a crucial skill for scrum-halves – it’s all about the speed and accuracy of getting the ball from the floor to a team-mate’s hands.Here Gary Street, who guided England Women to World Cup glory in 2014 and is now part of the Harlequins Academy coaching team, gives his top tips on how to pass from the base…The approach“The quality of passing from scrum-halves stands out in New Zealand rugby. People like Aaron Smith get so much speed and width on the ball.“It’s all about technique and the approach is key. A lot of nines get to a ruck and are flat-footed, particularly if going from right to left and then the ten wants to go back down the blind side, so get your approach right.“And make sure your leg isn’t in the way, so you can sweep the ball from the floor rather than have to pass over your knee. You want your lead leg towards the target.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE The Scotland back-row’s top tips for winning the… Hamish Watson: How to win turnovers The weight transfer“Keep still and on target, stay low, bend from your knees, and then transfer your weight from your back foot to your front foot. If you just pass from your arms you lose power. The Ulster and Ireland wing explains how to… Emily Scarratt: How to regain at restarts Expand Jacob Stockdale: How to chip and chase Expand Top nine: Aaron Smith passes from the base for the Highlanders (Getty Images) The World Player of the Year gives her… Collapse Emily Scarratt: How to regain at restarts Hamish Watson: How to win turnovers LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The World Cup-winning coach gives his top tips for scrum-halves “The biggest way to put power and length into a pass is by transferring your bodyweight from your back foot to your front foot.”Pointing to the target: Leanne Riley extends her arms as she passes (Getty Images)The extension“The best scrum-halves keep a long rifle position – they get full extension in both their arms as they pass the ball and their hands are finishing pointing to the target.“I talk to kids about the opening sequence in James Bond and how scrum-halves need to be good at firing with their hand placement.”The repetition“It takes practice. It’s great if you have a mate to pass to but if not, try doing 200 passes towards a rugby post in sets of ten, off your left and right hands – you’ll want to hit the target otherwise you’ll have to go farther to collect the ball!“For younger players, ask your mum, dad or a grandparent to hold a hoop or target up in the garden.” This article originally appeared in the November 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Melanie May | 17 October 2017 | News 188 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Martlets Hospice has launched its follow-up sculpture trail to 2016’s Snowdogs by the Sea, which will see giant snails in locations across Brighton & Hove in Autumn 2018.Snailspace was launched by DJ and local business owner, Norman Cook (AKA Fatboy Slim) on 12 October, with three giant snails, two decorated by artists, unveiled before an audience of businesses, artists and community groups. With the hashtag #BeMoreSnail, Snailspace follows up Snowdogs by the Sea, which raised £310,000 for Martlets and contributed in excess of £10m to the local economy. Martlets is again working with Wild in Art for the trail.In total there will be 50 giant snails available for sponsorship in locations around the city, and a number of businesses, including Brighton Marina, British Airways i360, Griffith Smith Farrington Webb LLP, Salt Rooms, and Visit Brighton have already pledged their support. Martlets is looking for more snail sponsors, as well as a Snailspace ‘Presenting Partner’, and a sponsor for the Learning Programme. Further information is available on the Snailspace website.The Martlets Brighton and Hove Snailspace Big Reveal at the Theatre RoyalRoyal. Credit: Simon Dack / Vervate Tagged with: arts fundraising events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Imelda Glackin, CEO Martlets said:“The snail sculpture resonates wonderfully with the work we do at Martlets. Our hospice care helps people do the things they love with the time they have. In this fast-paced city it’s often hard to remember to slow down and appreciate the things in life that make us smile. The strikingly painted snails across our city will be a constant reminder to take a moment to enjoy the time we have with the people we share our lives with.”“The snail also carries its home wherever it goes. It’s a comforting reminder that being home or feeling at home is incredibly important to the patients and families we help and support.” 187 total views, 1 views today Snailspace trail launches as follow-up to Snowdogs by the Sea for Martlets About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 84 years old this Jan. 15. His legacy today is as important as it was during the struggle for civil rights and peace during the mid- and late-20th century.From the early campaigns of the Montgomery Improvement Association, which led the bus boycott of 1955-56, to the massive marches on Detroit and Washington in the summer of 1963, to King’s last efforts aimed at winning recognition for the Memphis sanitation workers during early 1968, an alliance between labor and the African-American community was essential in winning victories against racism and national oppression. This legacy must be reclaimed in the current fight against the attacks on the working class and the captive nations inside the United States.King was thrust into the public arena in late 1955 when E. D. Nixon, president of the Montgomery NAACP, appointed him spokesperson for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the struggle sparked by Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat to a white man in a segregated bus on Dec. 1. Parks’ arrest galvanized the African-American community to break down segregation in transportation, as Nixon expected.Nixon had become a Pullman porter in 1925 and worked on trains between Alabama and Florida, one of the few respectable union jobs available to African-American men during legalized segregation in the South.Nixon became a regional leader of the union and eventually served as president of the Alabama Conference of NAACP chapters. He was thus well positioned to organize the bus boycott that began Dec. 2, 1955. Working-class African Americans carried the weight of the boycott, which lasted over a year, with the Women’s Political Council, under the aegis of Jo Ann Richardson, organizing most of the initial mobilizations. In February 1956, the group won the lawsuit ending legalized segregation in Montgomery’s municipal transport.Marches on Detroit and WashingtonDr. King went on to join the struggles against segregation and racist violence in Birmingham, Ala., in the spring of 1963. Thousands of youth recruited to the movement faced brutality and mass arrests.The victory against racists in Birmingham created the atmosphere for the June 23, 1963, “March to Freedom” in Detroit. The march’s main organizer was the Rev. C. L. Franklin, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church. He was known for his recordings and radio broadcasts that thrust his daughter, Aretha Franklin, into national prominence.March organizing brought in the leadership of the United Auto Workers, then headed by Walter Reuther. The UAW had supported the Civil Rights movement since the Montgomery Bus Boycott, with UAW Region 1A mobilizing 1,500 people in April 1956 to hear E. D. Nixon.Dr. King led the Detroit march, which attracted more than 200,000 people, in a demonstration down Woodward Avenue to Cobo Hall, where he delivered his first “I Have a Dream” speech. The Detroit success gave impetus to the Aug. 28 “March on Washington,” in which veteran labor organizer A. Phillip Randolph and African-American women’s advocate Dorothy Height, president of the National Council of Negro Women, played a big role.As early as 1958 in his book “Stride Toward Freedom,” King wrote, “The unions forming the AFL-CIO include 1.3 million Negroes among their 13.5 million members.” In his 1964 book “Why We Can’t Wait,” King noted, “Some of the same states today opposing progress in civil rights were the same that defied the union’s [organizing] efforts during the thirties.“Dr. King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s final campaign in 1968 was to join citywide support efforts in Memphis aimed at winning recognition for American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 1733, the nearly all-Black sanitation workers union. The strike, which had mobilized Memphis’ African-American community, was important for the SCLC’s Poor People’s Campaign later that spring, which was designed to demand federal legislation eradicating poverty in the U.S.King had called for a general work stoppage in Memphis if the city administration continued to refuse recognition of the sanitation workers’ right to collective bargaining. When he was gunned down at the Loraine Motel on April 4, rebellions erupted in 125 cities across the U.S.King’s legacy and the struggle todayOver the last two years, the U.S. ruling class has continued its efforts to take away all the gains made during the height of the labor movement and the struggle for civil rights since the 1930s.In 2011, workers and youth in Wisconsin seized the Capitol building in Madison, demanding defeat of a bill robbing public sector workers of their right to collective bargaining. These demonstrations, though they failed to stop the new law, emboldened the masses, leading to the Occupy Wall Street movement that swept the country from New York City to California.The state had to use force to dismantle OWS tent cities and mobilizations in 2011 and 2012, just as it did against the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968.In 2012, right-wing legislatures passed anti-union right-to-work laws in Indiana and Michigan. About 17,000 workers and youth demonstrated at Michigan’s Capitol in Lansing despite mounted police, pepper spray, batons and arrests.These attacks on the people require efforts that go beyond the ballot box to protracted resistance and organization of a general strike. The crisis of world capitalism has brought workers into the streets from Greece and Portugal to South Africa, Egypt and Indonesia.The organization and mobilization of a militant working class and nationally oppressed peoples represent the only alternative to austerity and mass poverty. Capitalism is at a dead end, and the only alternative to further exploitation and degradation is the struggle for socialism and national liberation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Andy Eubank – May 24, 2017 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Soybean Promoting Livestock to Hoosier Communities Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Indiana Soybean Promoting Livestock to Hoosier Communities Previous articleHelping Planted Crops RecoverNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank ISA livestock studyIndiana Soybean Alliance is again promoting animal agriculture in the state, this time with a new study to assist economic developers and local communities. The research conducted by the Indiana Business Research Center, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University looks closely at the benefits of growing animal agriculture industries in the state. ISA funded it for one simple reason, says board member Joe Steinkamp.“Indiana Soybean Alliance is all about moving more soybeans, and we want to move more soybeans to our #1 customer and that is livestock,” he said. “And the best way to help impact Indiana soybean farmers is to have more livestock in Indiana to eat up our soybeans.”The study makes it clear that communities should also take a close look at the research and how animal agriculture is a great benefit to economic development.“Livestock is a great way to add jobs to their county, and there is a big multiplier effect for each one. If you’re going to put more hogs in, for every hundred people who work in the hog industry there’s another 41 jobs in the state, and every dollar the hog facility generates, it’s going to generate 1.6 dollars out in the community.”He adds they’re consistent, steady jobs throughout the year. The report deals with more than just hog operations, and one area that jumped out at Steinkamp was broiler and egg facilities.“There’s lots of employment and there’s a sales multiplier. The jobs are fair pay jobs and those people working in those jobs are going back out and moving in the local community and buying and shopping, and sending their kids to schools in each one of these communities.”One of the benefits of the regional economic study is the detail it provides on the direct impact of animal agriculture but also anticipated ripple, or multiplier, effects within economic systems. Researchers concluded that growing animal industries beyond the current 21,200 animal agriculture operations and nearly $3.7 billion in sales will boost Indiana’s position among the nation’s leaders and expand economic opportunity in the state.“Indiana’s hogs, cattle and poultry are an Indiana soybean farmer’s best customers, consuming 95 percent of all soybean meal produced in the state each year,” added Tom Griffiths, Indiana Soybean Alliance Chairman and a farmer in Kendallville. “This study shows the livestock industry will continue to enhance and increase the value of our soybeans and will also support local communities across the state that choose to embrace the industry’s growth.”Indiana is widely known as a major agriculture producer. According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, Indiana ranked among the nation’s top 10 agricultural states with $11.2 billion in sales. The state is home to every major category of animal agriculture.Steinkamp on livestock operations and Indiana jobs:Animal treatment and jobs for the communityLearn more at the new website www.FarmersDeliver.com.About Farmers DeliverIndiana’s livestock farmers are a part of the community fabric, caring for the land and animals that feed their families, and yours. As community leaders and economic contributors, Indiana’s livestock farm families are responsible neighbors invested in their heritage, their future and the health of the economy. Learn more about Indiana’s livestock farmers and their contributions at FarmersDeliver.com or TheAgEffect.com. SHARE
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Comments are closed. Dramatic facilitationOn 1 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Drama-basedtraining adds a new dimension and provides an effective complement to moretraditional development initiatives, says Anne Chisholm, senior specialist atDistrict AuditTheperceived value of facilitation skills is increasing as more organisations arenow exposing managers to situations where they need to be skilled at helpingothers to reach a decision or resolve a specific issue.Ourorganisation is a case in point. I am part of the added value unit of thecentral region of District Audit. We undertake value for money projects inlocal government and the health service, as opposed to the accounting audits. Iwork mainly in the health sector, co-ordinating audits on services and workingalongside managers and clinicians to develop action plans for improvement. Increasinglymy role, and that of my colleagues, is changing as we take more responsibilityfor facilitating the improvement process.WorkshopFacilitationskills have become so important in the unit that a one-day facilitation skillsworkshop was commissioned for all 60 staff. This was delivered in a local hoteland followed a non-training day where a range of departmental issues werediscussed.Thefacilitation skills workshop was delivered by Steps Role Play, a company whichspecialises in drama-based training.AsI had previously undertaken some more traditional facilitation skills training,I was curious to see how they would approach it. Theymade it a fun session right from the start, with an introductory, ice-breakingrole play designed to highlight the issues we would be covering.Theythen role-played a parish council meeting. One role player was supposed to befacilitating the meeting, trying to achieve a particular outcome and the otherthree were playing very awkward people.Wheneverhe needed help, the facilitator would freeze-frame the action and turn to theaudience and ask what he should do. We would give him some advice and thescenario would continue with him putting our advice into action so that wecould see the outcome.Thiswas a very interesting approach and it prompted a discussion of what we feltwere the essentials of good facilitation.Wethen split into three different groups, each with around 20 people, and rotatedthrough three different sessions: Banana, Orange and Apple.InteractiveBananawas a very interactive session. We began by working in pairs, with one persontalking and the other not listening or paying attention, to see how that felt.Thenwe looked at energy levels and we had to draw out a playing card from a deckand act out a particular energy level according to the card selected. If it wasa two, your energy was really low, but if it was a 10 you had to be full ofbeans.Theaim of these elements was to illustrate how the differences in your attentionand energy level can affect your performance as a facilitator.Wealso dealt with physical preparation, such as breathing exercises and mentalalertness, and we covered issues such as clarifying your role and controllingyour emotions.ConflictmanagementInthe Orange session, we looked at our own conflict management styles and how wewould approach people who were overly aggressive or too compromising.TheSteps team played the different styles, with us advising the facilitators howto proceed. The aim was to show how the process of facilitation changesdepending on the participants involved and how the facilitator has to choosebetween telling the group what to do, making suggestions or leaving them to geton with it themselves.Neighbours’disputeInthe Apple session, we participated in “live” facilitation exercises. In thefirst, two of the Steps team were role playing neighbours having a dispute andwe had to intervene and try to diffuse the situation.Thiswas interesting to watch because the situation kept escalating and calming downagain depending on the different facilitation styles that different peopleadopted.Thesecond role play exercise involved us trying to facilitate between twoemployees in a leisure centre who were resisting attempts at modernisationbecause they did not see the need for change. The challenge was to influencethem but not to dominate.Wheneach group had been through all three sessions, we reconvened for a reviewwhere we highlighted the learning points and how we might apply them.VerdictRoleplay brought facilitation to lifeTheworkshop was extremely good at raising awareness of the concept of facilitationand it covered a broad approach to the issues you need to consider, from thepractical side of preparation to clarity about your role, awareness ofdifferent styles, the approaches you might take and the impact you might have.Itwas very effective in highlighting the key skills – observing, listening,reading body language, understanding behaviour and responding appropriately –and it showed that all of these can be improved through practice.Drama-basedtraining proved a very enjoyable and effective medium. You see the reality of asituation much more clearly than on a traditional training course. The Stepsteam showed that, with the best will in the world, anyone trying to do theirown role plays will never be as convincing as professionals.Bearingin mind that we represented a mixed bag of experience levels, it is commendablethat Steps devised a format that brought the issue alive for everybody. Theyare very enthusiastic and made it fun for everyone. We all participated fullyand I don’t know anyone who didn’t enjoy it.Thisworkshop brought another dimension to facilitation and I think it would workvery effectively as a standalone introduction or as a practical complement toother more traditional courses. Facilitationskills workshop designed and delivered by Steps Role Play, Unit 13.2.2 TheLeathermarket, Weston Street, London SE1 3ER Tel: 020-7403 9000 www.stepsroleplay.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Distributionand logistics company Mayne Nickless Express has promoted its HR managerMichael Doolin to director of resources and training. Doolin has worked for thecompany for the past two and a half years and took his non-executive roleearlier this month. The post involves conducting the company’s paynegotiations. Based at the company’s UK head office in the West Midlands,Doolin will be responsible for all HR and training issues on behalf of thegroup’s companies, including Parceline, Mayne Logistics, Interlink Express andInterlink Ireland. Related posts:No related photos. Top jobLiamDonnelly has been appointed HR director of HMV Europe – his first board HRappointment. Donnelly had 10 years’ experience in a variety of HR roles inretail and has worked for Kingfisher, owner of high street retail chainsWoolworths, B&Q, and Superdrug. His bigbreak came when he worked for Entertainment UK, which supplies CDs toKingfisher retail outlets. This led him to work for Music and Video Club, afterwhich he defected to its major competitor, HMV. While hewas senior HR controller at HMV, he pioneered a staff survey, called YourShout, which gave employees a say in HR policy. He islooking to oversee the training of store managers across Europe. “My goal is toensure HMV has the very best specialist retail managers in its stores whoreally know their areas. Those are the people who really make the differenceand the ones who are the hardest to keep hold of.” Previous Article Next Article People on the moveOn 12 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Internationallaw firm McDermott, Will and Emery has recruited Christine Jordan to take onthe new role of London HR director. Jordan will head the London office’s HRteam. The firm has 125 lawyers and legal and professional support staff, andhas been expanding since the office opened two years ago. Before joiningMcDermott, Will and Emery, Jordan was HR director at the Securities and FuturesAuthority for seven years. Jordan has worked at the London Stock Exchange andoutside the City with Vernalis Group, a publicly quoted biotechnology company.