Zimplow Holdings Limited HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgZimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZimplow Holdings Limited manufactures and markets a diverse range of products for the construction, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Zimbabwe. It also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural sector, and has interests in property management and leasing. The Farming division consists of three business units; Mealiebrand, Farmec and Afritrac which oversee the manufacturing of animal-drawn equipment and tractors, and spare parts for agricultural equipment. The Mining and Infrastructure division manufactures and distributes mining equipment, spare parts and related products through four divisions; Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec. Zimplow Holdings Limited is a marketing and distribution agent in Zimbabwe for Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Caterpillar, Perkins, Falcon, Challenger, Vicon and Monosem. Zimplow Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Should I buy Argo Blockchain shares today?

first_img Dylan Hood | Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 | More on: ARB Should I buy Argo Blockchain shares today? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Dylan Hood “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Argo Blockchain (LSE:ARB) shares have shot up in value by nearly 5000% since the tail end of 2020, peaking at 286p in February. So, what’s all the hype about? With the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry rapidly expanding, let’s take a deeper look at whether this stock is worth investing in today.What does Argo Blockchain do?Argo Blockchain is a cryptocurrency mining company. This means it uses high-power computers to solve complex mathematical problems. In return, a cryptocurrency reward like Bitcoin is received. These rewards can then be sold, using the profits to scale up operations, thus mining more currency. The company currently focuses on the mining of Bitcoin and Zcash, using predominantly hydroelectric power to cleanly drive its operations.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…Why the share price has surgedThere are a number of reasons why Argo Blockchain shares have exploded in value in recent months. First, the company recently announced the acquisition of a new 320-acre plot of land in Texas. The company will use this space to construct a new 200-megawatt crypto mining facility, 10 times more powerful than its current facilities combined. Argo’s CEO Peter Wall explained that it will offer the company “significant capacity for expansion”.Second, the company mined a record of 129 Bitcoins or Bitcoin equivalents throughout February. This added up to handsome revenue of $6.06m, topping January’s $3.46m sum. In addition to this, on February 26, Argo completed the installation of 4,500 new pro-mining computers, originally leased from Celsius Network back in November.The company also demonstrated its ambitions by raising £26.8m earlier this month. This was achieved through a share placing and a discounted share price subscription offer of 200p on 3.4m shares by PrimaryBid. Argo plans to invest £7.3m of this into Pluto Digital Assets, a company that invests in and advises crypto projects. This highlights Argo’s confidence in its own sector. The remaining funds will likely be used to scale up facility space further.A crypto dominant future?The cryptocurrency market is growing at an astounding pace. Bitcoin and Zcash saw 530% and 200% increases in share values last year respectively (although such past performances aren’t an indication of future results). Tesla CEO Elon Musk also announced earlier this year that his company had purchased $1.5bn worth of Bitcoin, emphasising his personal confidence in the currency.The progress does sound encouraging. However, there are risks. Argo Blockchain has no unique advantage setting it aside from competitors. Anyone can set up a crypto mining facility with enough capital, regardless of knowledge. What’s more, Argo has no patent protection to prevent any new firms from copying its entire business’s blueprint.While the Bitcoin price is seemingly still on the rise, it’s still an incredibly volatile stock. The absence of regulations in the crypto market has always been a red flag for me. With Argo Blockchain shares relying so heavily on the Bitcoin price I think the stock is too risky for my portfolio.Though the company has made recent strides in the crypto world, I won’t be buying shares any time soon.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. Dylan Hood has no positions in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Bitcoin and Tesla. 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.last_img read more

2 UK shares with exposure to nickel

first_img2 UK shares with exposure to nickel Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Ian Macleod Nickel is not part of my life. Or so I thought. I recently spotted that nickel is essential to hypodermic needles, as per those used administering Covid-19 vaccinations. I wondered what else the metal is used for.  Nickel is fantastic at strengthening metal alloys. That makes it a big part of my life. It is present in everything from guitar strings and dental implants to coins and mobile phones. Some two-thirds of it goes into stainless steel.  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…For now, let’s look beyond these established uses. They have well-known investment cases.Nickel as a component of the lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs) sparks my imagination.First, nickel is part of the efficiency conundrum still holding back EV uptake. A higher ratio of nickel (relative to other ingredients like cobalt and manganese) adds energy density and storage at lower cost. This means, above all, more range per charge.The political story for EVs is also positive. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced earlier in 2021 his policy to end sales of new combustion-engine cars and vans by 2030. And in the US, President Joe Biden is pushing for $174 billion of pro-EV spending, including installation of charging stations and tax incentives for EV buyers – although Republicans have countered with an offer to support just $4 billion of this.In the private sector, General Motors and Volkswagen are targeting 2035 to sell only battery-powered vehicles.In 2020, despite the pandemic, a record three million new EVs were registered globally. That is a 41% bump from 2019.Tesla boss Elon Musk translated this demand into relevance for nickel with a comment in a July 2020 earnings call. Asked about the biggest hinderance to EV growth, the mercurial Musk said Tesla would give a “giant contract for a long period of time” to any company that could produce nickel “efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive way”.Musk’s latter criterion is an important warning. Mining nickel creates substantial environmental pressures. This requires that nickel-bugs monitor related green technologies and signals of government regulation.Two UK shares that provide exposure to nickel are London Stock Exchange-listed BHP Group (LSE:BHP) and Johnson Matthey (LSE:JMAT).BHP sells three-quarters of the nickel it mines to battery manufacturers. Its Western Australia operations cover exploration, mining, smelting and refining for a complete mine-to-market package. Once its delayed nickel refinery at Kwinana is up and running (now set for the second half of 2021), it will produce 100kt of nickel sulphate (the high-grade form used in EV batteries) per year, making it the largest project of its kind in the world.A deal to source half of its electricity for the Kwinana facility from solar speaks to the environmental element of Musk’s offer.Johnson Matthey’s angle on EVs lies in the scientific corner, making the nickel-enriched battery materials that are critical to commercialisation of these cars. I am monitoring its ability to ramp up this portion of its much larger business.   Johnson Matthey committed earlier this year to net-zero emissions by 2040.The marker I am using to anchor my thinking on a potential injection of nickel to my portfolio via UK shares is “$100kWh”. That is reckoned to be the US dollar price per kilowatt hour where EV battery packs can compete with petrol and diesel engines.    Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation now 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Ian Macleod | Tuesday, 1st June, 2021 | More on: BHP JMAT Enter Your Email Address It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake:It’s happening.The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.”PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion……That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years.Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS.It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution”last_img read more

Rugby Mourns Doncaster Knights prop Ian Williams

first_imgDoncaster have said they will publish the details of the funeral arrangements on their website once they are known. Rugby Mourns Doncaster Knights prop Ian WilliamsThe rugby community is in mourning after the tragic news that Doncaster Knights prop Ian Williams died aged 27 on Tuesday.Williams joined Doncaster from Rotherham Titans last summer. He collapsed during a training session at the Greene King IPA Championship club on Tuesday morning and could not be revived.The club described it as “a heart-breaking day” and made these comments on their website:“Ian collapsed at training at Castle Park this morning and, despite the best efforts of the emergency response team, could not be resuscitated.“Ian joined the club in summer 2017 from Rotherham Titans and quickly became a well-liked member of the Knights squad, making six appearances for the club.“We extend our deepest sympathies to Ian’s mother Pippa, father Phillip and and sister Helen, and are working with a counselling team in the best interest of Ian’s team-mates.”The rugby community have been quick to rally round, expressing their condolences and paying tributes to the Oxford graduate.Williams’s former club Rotherham Titans led the tributes as they put out this tweet: Wales reporter Phil Steele took to social media to explain how it put things into perspective, reacting to the news on Twitter by saying: “Desperately sad news – puts every rivalry, loss of a match, TMO decision and selection preference etc… into its true perspective.” The 27-year-old Doncaster Knights prop Ian Williams collapsed during training on Tuesday Former Wales scrum-half Rupert Moon, who worked with Williams at RGC 1404, said:center_img Another international, former Wales and Lions prop Adam Jones, tweeted: A lot of fellow players also showed their support after hearing the tragic news. Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler said: Williams had played for a number of clubs during his career, including Richmond and several clubs in Wales.The Bridgend Ravens posted this tweet:last_img read more

Face-off: Should match officials be using slow-motion replays?

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS For a period, slow-motion replays were used too much and that caused games to be dragged out. But with the new High Tackle Sanction Framework, there has been much less use.Most referees will only now ask for slow-motion replays for proving where a point of contact is when it comes to foul play. Using the HTSF leads to different outcomes depending on what part of someone hits what.Pause button: awaiting a replay during this year’s France v England match in Paris (MB Media/Getty Images)Slow-mos serve a great purpose in selling those decisions to those watching in the stadium or on television. Those replays prove that the officials are looking at a head/neck contact or a body one.They are also a crucial tool on or around the try-line, when we have to get the proof of the ball hitting the line before a foot goes into touch, or vice versa. Those are huge decisions that demand accuracy.Those moments aside, referees only want replays in real time. Only that way can you see things being clear and obvious. Slow-mos can remove the context of the full action, and if TMOs are having to slow things down then it’s not clear and obvious.But rugby needs to decide whether to use the technology we all have to get the right outcomes. If we do, then slow-mos are part of that. The referees and the TMOs know that, and so don’t want to rush things and so risk losing accuracy.” Face-off: Should match officials be using slow-motion replays?JEBB SINCLAIRFormer Canada back-five forward“The players and the game are so fast nowadays. If you showed most of the game in slow motion it would look dangerous. It makes the hits and the whiplash look more violent than they actually are.I understand that they need to slow them down to see if the shoulder or arm hits the head first. But if you can’t tell that at regular speed, is it really that bad?I also understand the need for player safety. But it’s getting to the point where if you slow-mo’d every breakdown or 50-50 garryowen, you could send someone to the bin. And I like the gamesmanship in France where the TV producers pretend they can’t find the right clip to replay and the referee ends up watching a totally different play on the big screen!I think referees definitely use slow-motion replays as a crutch. Any difficult decision, they go upstairs. It really slows the game down. At home, watching it on TV, it’s not too bad because you have commentary.But out on the field for the players, it can take a lot of momentum away from either team just because you’re waiting for so long. And the fans in the stadium have to wait for ages as well.Instead, it would be interesting to give each team captain three ‘challenges’, to ask the referee to go upstairs to check questionable foul play. If it’s worthy of a card, they get to keep that challenge; if not, they lose one.Similar to the NFL but instead of the coach being able to see a quick replay and throw a flag, the captain would have to make a snap decision on the field. Because he saw the infraction or because a team-mate says, ‘You should have another look at that, mate’.”Full-on: Jebb Sinclair takes on the Ireland defence during Canada’s 2015 World Cup campaign (Getty)KEITH LEWISFounder of RugbyReferee.net“The Television Match Official (TMO) has been part of our game since 1999. And why is that? To help ensure the big game-changing situations are handled accurately. And over the past 20 years, they’ve been tweaking the process to make sure that it stays fit for purpose. What do you think? Email your views to [email protected] debate first appeared in the June 2020 issue of Rugby World.center_img Wait for it: referee Rebecca Mahoney watches a TMO replay during a Mitre 10 Cup tie in Napier (Getty) Officials dwelling over incidents on screen can frustrate those keen to crack on with the game. But does the greater accuracy make it worthwhile? Read our June 2020 debate last_img read more

Rag Doll House / Delmulle Delmulle Architecten

first_img Year:  Photographs:  Johnny Umans, René de Wit Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Johnny Umans+ 45Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957086/rag-doll-house-delmuelle-delmuelle-architecten Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDelmulle Delmulle ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationKnokke-HeistOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on February 17, 2021Cite: “Rag Doll House / Delmulle Delmulle Architecten” 17 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?比利时布偶之家 / Delmulle Delmulle Architecten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 stream Lead Architect: Frank Delmulle Architects: Delmulle Delmulle Architecten Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Knokke-Heist, Belgium Vaart Links ArchDaily Manufacturers: Sky-Frame, BORA, Vola, Random Light 2020center_img Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Houses Rag Doll House / Delmulle Delmulle ArchitectenSave this projectSaveRag Doll House / Delmulle Delmulle Architecten Rag Doll House / Delmulle Delmulle Architecten HVAC: “COPY” Belgium Van Holder Area:  390 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957086/rag-doll-house-delmuelle-delmuelle-architecten Clipboard Products used in this ProjectDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ClassicDesign:Seger DelmulleProject Architect:May Lynn DollExecution Drawings:Joachim ProvoostEngineering:UTIL StruktuurstudiesGarden:DujardinDemolition:GLKConcrete Works:Dekeyser betonwerkenElectricity:De Groote GeertFacade:RenodecCity:Knokke-HeistCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Johnny UmansText description provided by the architects. In this neighbourhood, homeowners like to give their homes a name. The name of this house was “Rag Doll”. A rag doll is a stuffed doll, made from different incoherent pieces of material and parts, forming a coherent ensemble. This house is just that.Save this picture!© Johnny UmansSave this picture!© Johnny UmansThis is the oldest part of the villa district in Knokke-Heist, planted in a former dune area which is still clearly reflected in the existing relief. The villa suburb consists of an open morphology, detached villas with a particular character, mainly consisting of two storeys with a roof.Save this picture!© Johnny UmansSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Johnny UmansCottages, farms, contemporary minimalist houses, castles. It was difficult for these clients, not only to find a suitable building or site but also to find suitable architects. Do they want a modern home, or something classic, and where? In the city? In the countryside? Everything was on the table. This process became the story. A print-out of the duality and doubts of the clients, the human context.Save this picture!© Johnny UmansThe process was unexpectedly rational. The client definitely wanted a large basement. The existing house is registered and protected, so demolition was impossible. The construction of the cellar meant that the whole house had to be braced, at a certain point floating in the air on micro poles. The whole house was thus cut in half. This formed a perfect basis for the design: The top of the house remained a cottage (with all the details that go with it) while the ground level became a fully transparent sophisticated ‘glass house’.Save this picture!© Johnny UmansBy making the ground floor is totally transparent, the poor (north facing) orientation of the house is solved (the sun now enters the ground floor all day long) and an intense relationship with the surrounding sunny dune garden is created. A garden designed by Denis Dujardin with the focus on using only authentic and local dune plants. The square house is surrounded by a circular terrace in natural stone (reminiscent of sand). The giant sliding windows, that open up the corners, emphasise this extreme inside-outside relationship.Save this picture!© Johnny UmansThe transparent ground floor is subordinate to the cottage above, but there is a clear interaction between old and new. It is actually a nice contrast: the fully glazed ground floor and the protected cottage above it. A striking expression of duality that we found in the clients themselves. And they get the city and the countryside, renovation and new construction, cottage and minimalism, this architect and that architect.Save this picture!© Johnny UmansProject gallerySee allShow lessThe 5 Guiding Principles for an Ideal CityArticlesMad Arkitekter to Design Germany’s Tallest Wooden TowerArchitecture News Share Projects Interior: last_img read more

Legacy Trust UK gives £1m to seven organisations

first_imgLegacy Trust UK gives £1m to seven organisations Legacy Trust UK has announced the seven applicants that will share £1 million from its 2013 Funding scheme.Set up in 2007, the Trust aims to create a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from London 2012 in communities across the UK. It was funded by a £40 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund, Department for Culture Media and Sport and Arts Council England.A principal funder of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival, it has already funded over 100 projects across the country.Major awards will be given to:• Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival in the North West region• imove in Yorkshire and Humberside• Accentuate in the South East• RELAYS (Regional Educational Legacy in Arts and Youth Sports) in the South West• CREATE in east LondonSmaller awards will be given to the Tate Movie Project and Norfolk and Norwich Festival in the East of England.Moira Swinbank OBE, CEO of Legacy Trust UK said: “Since 2007 our funding has enabled people across the UK to engage in cultural activity in their communities and on their own terms. The additional funding that we have awarded to these projects will help them continue to deliver high quality activities and events that will ensure sustainability and legacy for the future.”  33 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Funding Olympics Howard Lake | 22 May 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Gardaí have car thieves in their radar

first_imgNewsLocal NewsGardaí have car thieves in their radarBy admin – February 17, 2011 544 Facebook Linkedin Twitter Email THE increase in the theft of vehicles in recent months can be attributed to two groups of criminals who are currently before the court, according to Chief Superintendent, David Sheehan.A report on crime and traffic for the period November 2010 to January 2011 revealed that incidents of theft, or the unauthorised taking of a vehicle, had increased to 202, from 187 in the same period last year, a rise of 8%.Speaking at the County Limerick Joint Policing Committee meeting, Chief Supt Sheahan said that thieves operating in the Ballinacurra and Garryowen areas had been stealing cars from outside houses.“This is a disturbing trend brought about by groupings in Ballinacurra and Garryowen who have been breaking into people’s houses, stealing their car keys and taking their cars from driveways.“We have identified the groupings and have a number of individuals before the courts”.He advised residents to ensure that their keys were hidden from view when they are at home.“It would be safer for residents to bring their keys to bed with them at night, rather than leaving them on a hook by the door, as we all do”.He explained that a rise in non-aggravated burglary, from 266 to 294 incidents, was also related to the groups.“The rising trend in burglaries is also related to the theft of cars. Criminals are breaking into the houses in search of car keys. The aim is to get the car”.center_img Advertisement WhatsApp Print Previous articleFamily of 18 cramped into two mobile homesNext articleMunster team to face Edinburgh adminlast_img read more

New Tech team heads to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

first_img Creamy Fruit SaladFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay OCA top 2 were ESL students Twitter Facebook Home Local News Education New Tech team heads to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals WhatsApp Pinterest Noel earns award Registration set for engineering camp By admin – May 21, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter A small group of students from George H.W. New Tech Odessa will be exercising their mental muscles in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals May 23 through May 26.Biology facilitator and Odyssey of the Mind coach Elias Martinez said he is taking seven students to the competition in Ames, Iowa. Teams from around the world will compete in the event, which puts students’ problem-solving skills and creativity to the test.Martinez said they went to state competition in Houston April to qualify.Some 837 teams of seven from 33 states and 13 countries are expected to participate in the world competition, spokesperson Jennifer Veale said.Martinez said the students will be able to interact with other team members and take part in a pin exchange, creativity and international festivals.For its problem, the New Tech team has to create a structure that is no more than eight inches high and weigh no more than 15 grams. The goal of the structure is to support as much weight as possible before it collapses, Martinez said.The structure has to be disguised as an animal. Martinez said the team was given a list of animals and they selected a whale.“So they made a whale costume. Once it leaves its house, that’s when they take the costume off and place it in the weight support system. Then they start placing the weights over it until it basically collapses,” Martinez said.“They have a skit going on the entire time. The first part is the skit with the structure. The second part will be a spontaneous challenge, which at that point is totally random and we don’t know until the day of, basically once we’re up there. So it could be anything as far as a verbal hands-on, which is where they have to come up with creative sayings for something, or they have to build something and try and sell, or they’re just given random objects and they have to try and create a catapult to shoot something as far as possible,” he added.Team members were recently making corrections and modifications to get the structure right and to be able to transport it to Iowa.Liette Ruiz, a 17-year-old junior, Emmanuel Garcia, a 15-year-old freshman, Jodn Morales, a 17-year-old junior and Brianna Amparan, a 16-year-old junior are some of the participants. All are excited to get a chance at world competition.“I’m so ready to meet other people from … different countries and see their ideas and what they’re bringing to the table to this competition,” Ruiz said.Garcia said he thinks it will be a fun experience overall, because going to state and seeing what other teams are doing and what your team can do better is an eye-opener.“I think it’s such a great opportunity to learn about new cultures and just to meet other people from other parts of the world because you rarely get kind of that opportunity,” Amparan said. “None of us have been to worlds, except one of our other team members and she only had good things to say about it so I’m really excited and also a little nervous because I’m not the best at socializing. But I feel like they’ll be friendly and I’ll feel right at ease with it.”The team feels fairly confident that they can make a good showing at worlds.“I think that we’ll do well overall. Other teams are pretty good, but I think that we can do better than them. It’s not just fact of how we perform, it’s how we feed off each other and I think we’re very positive for that,” Garcia said.Ruiz said she would like to participate in Odyssey of the Mind again next year. She added that when she was a freshman, that’s where she made some of her closest friends.“I think it is a great way to make new friends and bond with people that you’ve never met before. I also think it’s a great life experience because you’re working as a team to do something great to go on to competition be there (to) … support each other,” Ruiz said.Online From left, Jodn Morales, Liette Ruiz, Emmanuel Garcia and Brianna Amparan work on their Odyssey of the Mind project May 3, 2018. The team is going to the World Finals competition the week of May 21. Local NewsEducation New Tech team heads to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Pinterest Odyssey of the MindNew Tech Odessa Previous articleSTONE: Take Ownership in Crime PreventionNext articleFive things you need to know today, May 21 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Donegal TDs Claim over 1 Million Euro in Expenses

first_img Facebook Previous articleDonegal Co.Co. Passes Motion for Scrapping of Water ChargesNext articleDerry Couple who Admit to Drug Charges Avoid Prison News Highland By News Highland – November 15, 2014 GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Homepage BannerNews Facebook Donegal TDs Claim over 1 Million Euro in Expenses Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Donegal TDs have earned over 1 million euro collectively in expenses since the General Election.In total, expenses to TDs have cost 24.4 million euro since the last General Election.It works out at an average of 147 thousand euro per TD since March 2011.The Irish Independent is reporting this morning that just one in ten have to provide receipts for their expenses.With more here is Donal Kavanagh:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/donal10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterestlast_img read more