Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) HY2017 Presentation

first_imgZambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm)  2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileZambeef Products Plc, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is the largest vertically integrated food retailing brand in Zambia. The Group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stock feed and flour. The Group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), with approximately 7,971 hectares of row crops under irrigation which are planted twice a year, and a further 8,623 hectares of rainfed/dryland crops available for planting each year.last_img read more

In February, I’d link my love of cars to investing in the FTSE 100 and beyond!

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Thursday, 13th February, 2020 February may be the month of love as many people get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day tomorrow, but instead of candle-lit dinners and flowers, I’d like to discuss how to invest in many people’s other passion… for cars.The car industry is a large part of the our economy. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the carmakers’ trade body, provides valuable figures and updates on the state of the industry. It’s a good source to check out the latest developments, such as the number of new car registrations.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…So what are some ways to get exposure to the industry? DisruptorsTo start, if you enjoy driving and cars, I’d encourage you to pay attention to disruptive trends and emerging developments in the car industry that should affect stock portfolios in the near future.Disruptive technologies such as electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous driving present both an opportunity and a threat to many automakers and the industry.Several companies that may be worth your attention are driver monitoring systems business Seeing Machines, telematics companies Trakm8 and Quartix, and cyber security firm NCC.But even without investing in industry disruptors, you could still build a diversified portfolio with car links. Companies in the value chain would include vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, insurers, retailers, and tyre manufacturers. FTSE 100 sharesBritain’s leading stock index, the FTSE 100, offers several possibilities for investors to consider. Many of our readers would be familiar with Auto Trader, which operates the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace. The group specialises in both second-hand and new automotive sales, including cars sold by private sellers and trade dealers. The law says that you must normally have at least third-party motor insurance if you drive or own a vehicle. And that is why insurers, such as Admiral Group, Aviva, Hiscox, and Legal & General, could be the next group of stocks to consider. And Melrose Industries, which specialises in acquiring and improving underperforming businesses, owns GKN Automotive. It’s a leading global engineering and manufacturing company that delivers mass production solutions for mobility. FTSE 250 and AIM stocksOutside of the FTSE 100, investors would be able to find several companies that are FTSE 250 or AIM-listed, the latter being the London Stock Exchange’s market for smaller companies.One of the most obvious ways to get into the car industry is through investing in car dealerships and retailers, such as Cambria Automobiles, Lookers, Marshall Motor Holdings, Pendragon and Vertu Motors.If you are looking for global automotive distribution, retail, and services companies with UK headquarters, then Inchcape may well fit the bill. As the company also generates over two-thirds of its underlying operating profit from Asia-Pacific and emerging markets, the shares could also offer global diversification.Retailer Halfords, a household name, is a stock that has been affected by political uncertainties as well as declining car sales and may be worth analysing further, especially if you are a contrarian investor.And talking of contrarians, if you like fast cars and have very high risk-tolerance as an investor, you may want to do due diligence on sports car maker Aston Martin Lagonda, which went public in 2018.In short, diversifying into the car industry may help drive your portfolio higher in the coming years and help feed your interest in cars in the process. 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 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Cambria Automobiles, Melrose, and NCC. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Admiral Group, Auto Trader, Pendragon, Quartix, and Vertu Motors. 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Enter Your Email Address 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. In February, I’d link my love of cars to investing in the FTSE 100 and beyond!last_img read more

I’d drip-feed £10 a day into FTSE 100 shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’d drip-feed £10 a day into FTSE 100 shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million 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. 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.center_img Peter Stephens | Friday, 6th November, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Image source: Getty Images Investing money in FTSE 100 shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA may not seem to be a sound means of making a million. After all, the index has yet to recover from the 2020 stock market crash. Moreover, its capital returns in the past couple of decades have been somewhat disappointing.However, the index could deliver impressive returns on a total returns basis that turn a modest regular investment into a surprisingly large lump sum. It could even be a sound path to making a million over the long run.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…FTSE 100 total return potentialThe FTSE 100 index currently trades at a lower price level than it did at the turn of the century. As such, from a capital returns perspective it has been a disappointment over that timeframe.However, looking further back than the past 20/21 years highlights the long-term potential of the index. In fact, since its inception in 1984 the index has delivered an annualised capital return of around 5%. Therefore, an investor who buys shares in a diverse range of large-cap shares could generate an attractive capital return during their lifetime.Moreover, the FTSE 100’s returns appear to be even more impressive when dividends are taken into account. In fact, its total returns on an annualised basis are in excess of 8% over the past 36/37 years. Therefore, an investor who reinvests the passive income they receive from investments in blue-chip shares could end up with a surprisingly large retirement nest egg.Drip-feeding money into UK shares to make a millionThe potential for a regular investment to deliver high returns via FTSE 100 stocks is perhaps best illustrated by an example. Assuming an 8% annual return, an investor who buys £10 of shares per day (£304 per month) could end up with a portfolio valued in excess of £1m within 40 years. From this, they could withdraw 4% per annum to enjoy a passive income of over £40,000.Clearly, an investor would buy shares on a monthly or quarterly basis instead of literally investing £10 per day. And the future prospects for the index could be different than those of the past. However, the example serves to show that the FTSE 100 may offer stronger long-term returns than many investors realise. It is often viewed as a slow-growth index that is only attractive to income investors. However, its total return potential may be relatively appealing.Investing money in a Stocks and Shares ISAA Stocks and Shares ISA could further improve an investor’s returns from FTSE 100 shares. No dividend tax or capital gains tax is levied on amounts invested through an ISA. This could add up to significant savings over the long run. It could produce a higher end portfolio value and a greater amount of financial freedom in older age. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Ceres Solutions Announces 2021 Scholarship Applications

first_img Previous articleNational Industrial Hemp Council Receives USDA Funding for International Hemp ResearchNext articleIndiana FFA Foundation Awarded Grant Through Lilly Endowment Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Facebook Twitter Ceres Solutions Announces 2021 Scholarship Applications By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 16, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE In its continuing effort to support youth pursuing careers in agriculture, Ceres Solutions will offer $25,000 through scholarships to high school seniors and college students this spring. Students receiving the scholarships are selected based on their commitment to agricultural youth programs and their desire to pursue higher education.“Our employee group and our Board of Directors strongly believe in investing in education, and in particular, it is a privilege to support students from the local farm families we serve,” says Jeff Troike, Ceres Solutions Cooperative CEO. “Students who are passionate about agriculture and demonstrate leadership will be the best advocates of our industry in the years to come.”Selection criteria emphasizes involvement in agricultural youth groups such as 4-H and FFA. Students must be children or grandchildren of current cooperative members. They must be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2021. Since committing to offering a scholarship program, it is estimated Ceres and its predecessor co-ops have provided more than $225, 000 in scholarships to local students.Students interested in applying for these scholarships or learning more about Ceres Solutions should visit the website at www.ceres.coop or contact David Smith at 800-992-3495 extension 279. Completed scholarship forms must be submitted by March 1. Home Indiana Agriculture News Ceres Solutions Announces 2021 Scholarship Applicationslast_img read more

Firefighter Who Saw Chile Quake Destruction Says Plan for “Horrific” Scenario

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Marquez serves on the Urban Search and Rescue Team, the highest classified in the state, at the Pasadena Fire Department Station 32, but he also has a global vision. He volunteers his time to help as a first responder in countries like Chile when natural disasters hit. Photo: David Marquez“Could Pasadena be leveled by a massive earthquake? Absolutely,” says Pasadena firefighter David Marquez, who serves on the city’s Urban Search and Rescue Team and experienced the devastation resulting from an 8.8 earthquake in Chile in 2010.With the rippling effects of two recent earthquakes fresh in Pasadena residents’ minds and a massive 8.2 quake striking Chile on Wednesday, Marquez explained, with the certitude of a man who has seen what destruction a big quake can wreak,  what Pasadena might look like after a major temblor.“It was very eye opening to just see the potential that Mother Nature has of leveling the entire city,” Marquez said.Partnering with a medical rescue team for Paul Walker’s “Reach Out World Wide” to go to Chile in the last major earthquake, Marquez experienced firsthand the horrors and unexpected difficult circumstances that arise in disasters like major earthquakes.“The reality is it could be weeks before you see anyone. It could take a week just to clear roads alone and to get you any kind of assistance. There could be so many variables from lighting, from loss of all power, loss of all water, losing grocery stores,” Marquez said.Pasadena firefighter David Marquez, back in Pasadena. Photo: David MarquezOne of the biggest messages he brought back to Pasadena after his 2010 Chile trip is to focus on being self-sufficient for much longer than just a 72-hour period.“Just to get to the work that needs to be done, the life safety issues, the fire suppression issues, the medical issues, the rescue issues, so many basic things have to take place. Things like road closures, things like addressing down tower lines, re-energizing power lines, establishing communication systems, maintaining law enforcement, maintaining civil order – it could very well happen in Pasadena,” Marquez said.Marquez advises to plan for the “absolute, horrific, almost apocalyptic scenario” when putting together earthquake plans.Questions that should be answered include: What would be the operated housing options should our home be completed leveled and gone? Do we have the ability to have a roof over our heads? Do we have alternative power supply systems? Do we have a decontamination kit for water like iodine tablets or chlorine tablets?“In a true disaster you’re going to be completely overwhelmed and that was something that we had never seen before and have been so up close to was literally being in the epicenter of that earthquake and tsunami combination and just see everything destroyed—everything,” Marquez said.Marquez suggests anticipating being without food, water or any kind of external support for at least a week to two weeks versus a three-day period.“I try to stress to people to remove their previous conceptions held about what an earthquake can be about—a couple of cracks on the walls, about maybe good shakes and some minor damage—and replace that with an absolute worst case scenario. From there, I suggest they redevelop their plan,” Marquez said.Born and raised in Southern California, Marquez was part of the first six-person relief team that went to Haiti in January of 2010 after the devastating earthquake. From that trip with actor Paul Walker, a nonprofit made up of skilled volunteers was born.Reach Out World Wide is a network of committed professionals with first responder skill-set, including project management, logistics, heavy equipment operation, EMT, paramedic, firefighting, and healthcare, who volunteer their expertise when disasters strike on a worldwide basis. The response team arrives quickly, clears access, and provides basic necessities and medical assistance to ease the survivors’ pain and bringing hope in the bleakest of circumstances.“People hear about it—doctors, nurses, firefighters—and they really want to be a part of it, not for compensation, but for the same reasons that I have, that they’re able to apply their professional skill sets to people in the most dire situations and really walk away from that knowing that we did something, we really helped out, we really made a difference,” Marquez said.At least one Pasadena firefighter has attended almost every relief effort since the initial trip, including Katrina, the Philippines, Indonesia after the tsunami, and Oklahoma and Alabama after tornado storms there.“We’re using all of our own time to do these. As soon as these events go down, there’s an immediate request by the team for basically who’s available and who can go on this right now. Last year for example, to go to the Philippines, I used three shifts or four shifts of my actual vacation,” Marquez said.The first responders will treat everything from elderly to the very small children for infections, trauma, diarrhea, water-borne illnesses, and more.“We’ve been able to talk to the community and the public emergency response train that we deliver, and we’re able to bring lots of real world experience to people and helping them prepare for their disasters a little bit better,” Marquez said.Successful emergency preparedness means having enough food, water, medicine, first aid supplies, hygiene products, flashlights, batteries, clothing and other supplies for each person and pet in your household to last a minimum of three days to week, or longer, if possible.It is important to remember that in the event of a widespread disaster or emergency, police and fire officials throughout the region may become quickly overwhelmed with 9-1-1 calls and you and your neighbors may be on your own, without assistance from first responders for hours or even days.“We’re well overdue for a large earthquake. Now is the time to build a disaster kit for every member and pet in your family, make a family plan on how to communicate and get trained with many free courses the fire dept offers,” City Emergency Planner Lisa Derderian said.If you are not prepared, start by watching a 12-minute disaster preparedness video posted at www.cityofpasadena.net/Disaster_Preparedness_Video/. Additional disaster preparedness info is available at www.cityofpasadena.net/disaster including an “Emergency Survival Guide” prepared by the County of Los Angeles. Also visit www.PrepareSoCal.org.Other handy tips and suggestions from the City of Pasadena:• Make copies of important documents as part of your Go Kits.• Consider adding some comfort food and a few basic toys or board games for children any children in your group.• All pets will need their own portable shelters, or crates, in order to be easily transported and kept near you should you have to evacuate.• Make a habit of keeping your vehicles full of gas or fully charged as gas stations and charging sites might not be available.• Consider keeping a small amount of cash in your Go Kits as your regular ATM might be unavailable or out of cash and retail stores may not be able to process credit card transactions.• As you update and rotate supplies, consider increasing your emergency supplies, as appropriate, with things like extra tarps, tools, tents, a portable generator, toilet kits, large trash bags, fire extinguishers, blankets and heat sources.• Add a solar-based charging system to you inventory to keep your cell phones, tablets or other electronic devices charged during extended power outages. News Feature Stories Firefighter Who Saw Chile Quake Destruction Says Plan for “Horrific” Scenario By RACHEL YOUNG | Photography courtesy DAVID MARQUEZ Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 | 3:56 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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SC Rejects Anti-Sikh Riots Convict Mahender Singh Yadav’s Plea For Interim Bail

first_imgTop StoriesSC Rejects Anti-Sikh Riots Convict Mahender Singh Yadav’s Plea For Interim Bail Sanya Talwar1 July 2020 12:19 AMShare This – xWhile rejecting the plea, Justice Banerjee stated that differential treatment cannot be meted out just because Yadav is under detention.The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the interim bail of Mahender Singh Yadav, co-accused in the 1984 Anti Sikh Riots.A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee & BR Gavai stated that no specific suggestions are put forth in the plea which prayed for interim bail for Yadav on account of being COVID19 positive and that everything possible was in fact being done in furtherance of treatment…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the interim bail of Mahender Singh Yadav, co-accused in the 1984 Anti Sikh Riots.A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee & BR Gavai stated that no specific suggestions are put forth in the plea which prayed for interim bail for Yadav on account of being COVID19 positive and that everything possible was in fact being done in furtherance of treatment of Yadav. Court further noted that no other specific suggestion was forthcoming from the family which they wished to take.Senior Advocate R Basant appeared for the petitioner. He argued that Yadav was in the ICU. Basant: “Yadav is in ICU. In the hospital too he is in custody. Two constables are posted outside his ward. No relatives able to visit.”Justice Banerjee: If a person is in ICU or general ward, no relative can visit. She adds that generalisations cannot be made in such cases. “How can we make such a rule just for him? If allowed in this case ..everyone will come…I dont think we can entertain this petition in absence of any specific allegation or complaint regarding treatment and also common rules have to be followed..nowhere relatives of a patient is allowed to visit”The plea contended that,That the petitioner has moved the present Application for interim bail as the petitioner has been tested Corona Positive on June 26 and his health is continuously deteriorating. It is necessary to bring to the notice of this Hon’ble Court that 1 inmate with whom the petitioner was sharing has died due to Corona on 15.06.2020….After the death of 1 inmate, Corona test of all inmates was conducted and 17 inmates were found to be Corona positive” – the plea for interim bail statesYadav, who is accused under Sections 120B read with 436, 153A (1)(a) & (b), 295 IPC sc his involvement in the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots, has contended that he has already served more than one year and 5 months in prison excluding any period covered by remission and has not been given parole for a single day. Further, plea states the grounds for interim bail as that of the fact that Yadav more than 70 years old and suffers from various ailments including inability to walk properly, acute diabetes and kidney issues.”That the Applicant is seeking interim bail so that proper medical care can be provided to him by his family as he is a Senior citizen aged about 72 years suffering from Acute Diabetes, Urinary/prostate problem, knee Joints problem and has now been tested Corona positive. It has also been found by the Doctors that Corona virus is very risky for those suffering from diabetes and other medical complications”In May 2013, Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was awarded life imprisonment for nearly 29 years after five members of a family were killed in the Delhi cantonment area during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Ex-councillor Mahender Yadav and ex-MLA Kishan Khokkar — were found guilty of only rioting and were awarded three year’s imprisonment.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Brakes on full NCT tests at Inishowen centre

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Thousands of people in Inishowen are said to be impacted by issues at the NCT centre in Carndonagh. The centre, which serves the entire peninsula, is currently only facilitating part of the test with people having to travel to Letterkenny for the remainder.It’s understood that it’s stemming from a flooding issue at the facility, leading to electrical problems; therefore the lift at Carndonagh cannot be used.Local Cllr Martin McDermott says that in reality, many residents have to make more than one trip to Letterkenny and that’s totally unfair to the people of Inishowen.He’s urging the RSA to intervene:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/martinmcd.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articleDates set for Irish Legends at RosapennaNext articleLocal businesses ‘losing hope’ in reopening in December News Highland Brakes on full NCT tests at Inishowen centrecenter_img WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – November 20, 2020 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

TO THE MOON: Sanders was on ground floor of Apollo mission

first_img For Sanders, being in the presence of the astronauts and the many others involved with the space program was all in a day’s work.On July 20, 1969, Sanders was on the scene when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon and declared, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”“I was in a control room separate from mission control,” Sanders said. “We all cheered. It was such an exciting moment for us, just as it was for all Americans. I was proud to be a part of something that made history. I was proud to be a small part of the United State space program.”While in Houston and at NASA, James and Louise Sanders met many people who were a part the United States space program and attended many “splash down parties” as the space program soared.But, when it was time to retire, they came back to Pike County, back home.Today, they, like millions of Americans, will turn on their television to, once again, watch the familiar images of Neil Armstrong as he took man’s first step on the Moon. James M. Sanders of rural Pike County will take pride in having been a part of the space program that placed America number one in the space race and that ushered in the future. Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Skip Sanders said the ALSD consisted of a cordless, battery-operated motor with specialized drill bits and modular core systems.The ALSD was designed to drill into the surface of the Moon and extract soil samples, he said. “Each of the core stems was a hollow tube about two-feet in length,” Sanders said.The rigid tubes were joined together and that would enable the astronauts to drill 10 feet into the Moon’s surface and collect soil samples.”Sanders said the drill would collect soil samples at different depths so that properties of the lunar soil could be studied. The collected samples are helping to unravel some of the important questions in lunar science and astronomy, including what history and geologic features do the Moon and Earth have in common and what are the differences and what can the Moon tell about the rest of the solar system?While working on the ALSD project, Sanders was often in close contact with the astronauts. He knew Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michal Collins personally. Not only did he work with the Apollo 11 astronauts, he also played rounds of golf with them. He also golfed with astronaut Alan Shepard, who was the first American to travel into space. You Might Like Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson 123PrevNextStartStop TO THE MOON: Sanders was on ground floor of Apollo mission By Jaine Treadwell The Apollo Lunar Surface Drill (ALSD) was deployed on Apollo 15, 16 and 17. The system was designed to extract soil column samples and to create holes for emplacement of two probes into the lunar surface.And, a young man from Goshen, Alabama, James M. Sanders, was the leader of the team that designed the drill bit that actually bit into the surface of the Moon. And, no, the moon was not cheese, Sanders said with a smile.Sanders grew up in Goshen and early on displayed strong interest and abilities in math and science. He excelled in both subjects in school and was leaning in those directions after graduation. However, Uncle Sam wanted him and Sanders wanted to serve his country. He spent three years in the army and served in Korea during “the conflict.” Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 20, 2019 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day After his military service, Sanders came home to Goshen and continued his education at Troy State College where he majored in science and business. After working in manufacturing and in civil service at Eglin Air Force Base, Sanders transferred to Houston, Texas in 1963, to work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).The decision Sanders and his wife, Louise, made to make the move to Houston proved to be a wise one. That decision placed the couple on the ground floor of the space program that would put a man on the Moon.“When I got to Houston, I was working on a computer that was 100 yards square,” Sanders said. “Now, I have a computer in my pocket. I had the opportunity to work on the development of a package that would sit on the Moon, the ALSD.” Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories Sponsored Content MOON TREE: Pioneer Museum among select sites for special tree In the late afternoon of January 31, 1971, Apollo 14 launched on what was to be the United States third… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Parents, students react to shooting at California high school

first_imgCopyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — Lisa Eichensehr said she always hated the “new normal” of school shooting drills at her son’s high school in Southern California.“But I see why now,” she told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV.Eichensehr’s son Adam is a sophomore at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, where a shooting took place Thursday and left at least one person dead and multiple others injured, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and a local hospital.The suspect has been taken into custody, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.Eichensehr was one of many in the community who were left terrified and shocked after the school shooting.“We’re horrified. This is a great community. It’s too close to home,” she said.Jeff Sharp, another parent, said his daughter texted him to say she was hiding in the library before he saw her walk safely out of the school.“It was surreal. It really is. You know she’s safe or, at least you hope she’s safe, ’cause she’s locked down in the library,” he told reporters at the scene.Sharp hasn’t yet been able to approach his daughter but said he just wants to “grab her and hug her.”One student, Brooklyn Moreno, said after hearing gunshots she “ran right out of school as fast as I could.”Moreno said so many other students were rushing out that people began to fall in front of one another.“There was girls falling in front of me,” Moreno said. “I was trying to help them up and then I just kept running because I didn’t want to get hurt either.”She said she has been “shaking and crying a lot. I’m an emotional wreck right now.”last_img read more

Daniel Romanchuk, 21, becomes 1st American to win New York City Marathon wheelchair division 2 years in a row

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/SMNovak(NEW YORK) — Daniel Romanchuk, 21, has become the first American man to win the New York City Marathon wheelchair division two years in a row.Romanchuk was met by cheering fans as he became the first to cross the finish line in Central Park on Sunday morning.When Romanchuk first started competing in marathons in 2012, his main goal was to merely keep up with the pack. Just for a mile, at least.The next year he bumped up his expectations: stay with the group for 5 miles.Now, Romanchuk is in the lead.In last year’s race, Romanchuk came in first last year with a time of 1:36:21, securing the title of the first American man to win the division and the youngest ever at just 20 years old, according to New York Road Runners.In addition to his NYC accolades, he also earned the title of the youngest person ever to win the Boston Marathon this year and the first American to win in 26 years, and scored a spot in the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 thanks to his Chicago Marathon win in October.But the titles aren’t what keeps him going.“I try not to concentrate really on those … It would be incredible to [win New York], but it’s not necessarily a goal of mine,” Romanchuk recently told ABC News. “I try to keep my goals within my own capabilities.”Ahead of Sunday’s race, Romanchuk is focusing on the course. A few days ago he toured the 26.2-mile route, getting to know the road conditions that he’ll have to conquer.He wants to make sure he’s ready for the downhill portions of the route, a point of weakness, he says.“I like to climb. I don’t necessarily like to descend, so just kind of knowing where those areas are and knowing who’s in the pack who can possibly go down hill a lot better than I can,” Romanchuk said, noting that he likes to be “economical” with his strokes.His ability to focus on strategy, rather than keeping up, has been a “long process.”Romanchuk, who was born with spina bifida — a birth defect that affects the spine and is the most common neural tube defect in the U.S. — has been participating in programs at a Disabled Sports USA chapter in Baltimore, Maryland, an hour or so away from where he grew up, since he was 2 years old.He began with a slew of activities, including wheelchair basketball, swimming, archery, triathlon, skiing, table tennis, sled hockey, track and field.Track and field is what stuck.“Track and field came along faster for me than some of the other sports,” he has previously said, according to his biography on the non-profit’s website. “It was also something I could do at home.”He began competing in marathons in 2012, and has proven himself to be one to watch.“Daniel is on fire,” Disabled Sports USA communications manager Shuan Butcher told ABC News after Romanchuk won Boston in April. “Being the youngest athlete to win the wheelchair race in Boston can only mean great things ahead.”Training at the University of Illinois, Romanchuk breaks down his schedule into the seasons.During the winter, he’s usually working mostly with weights. But come warm weather in the spring, summer and fall, Romanchuk hits the track and begins upping his mileage.At his peak, he and his team usually clock in around 100 miles each week. On the weekdays, they aim for about 15 miles everyday and on Saturday they shoot for 20.Sunday is his day off, he said, not counting marathon days.After his NYC run, Romanchuk has no plans to slow down.He will travel to Dubai for the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships, beginning on Nov. 7, and then Japan for another marathon after that.“November is a very busy month,” he told ABC.And with or without the title of the first American man to win the men’s wheelchair division two years in a row, Romanchuk is ready to keep going.“I’ve always just enjoyed pushing myself and seeing how far I can go,” he said. “I just enjoy the sport.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. November 2, 2019 /Sports News – National Daniel Romanchuk, 21, becomes 1st American to win New York City Marathon wheelchair division 2 years in a rowcenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more