Anti-GM wheat campaign launched

first_imgGM Freeze has launched a new campaign – ‘GM Wheat? No Thanks!’, in protest at the government’s approval of an open-air field trial of GM wheat by Rothamsted Research.It calls on individuals, farmers and food businesses to pledge not to use or buy GM wheat, and demands that research money be directed to more sustainable food production methods.The trials at Rothamsted, announced in September, are to begin this year, after Defra granted it permission to release wheat lines genetically modified for resistance to aphids.However GM Freeze said the encouraging natural aphid parasites and predators, such as ladybirds, already works, without the risks of GM to the UK’s farming, food chains and exportsThe GM Freeze campaign is supported by an alliance of organisations, including the Real Bread Campaign, sharing the public’s deep concern about the speed at which genetic engineering is being introduced into food and farming.Chris Young, from the Real Bread Campaign, said: “The Real Bread Campaign works to find ways to make the whole chain, from seed to sandwich, better for us, better for our communities and better for the planet. Has GM technology ever done anything that supports any of these aims? If it has, could the same or better results have been achieved by non-GM means? We need to be working with nature, not against it.”Pete Riley, campaign director at GM Freeze, said: “Defra approved this GM trial against public and scientific objections. It is risky, unnecessary and unwanted.“The UK has successfully avoided the serious agronomic problems caused by GM in other parts of the world, such as the rampant spread of super weeds in the US. We should be learning from that experience and protecting our food and farming, not chasing GM pipe dreams.“One of the biggest mysteries of this GM wheat is who is expected to buy it? There is no market anywhere in the world for GM wheat, so why are we putting our countryside at risk?”last_img read more

[The Source Podcast] Partner Spotlight – FusionStorm

first_imgDell EMC President of Global Channels, OEM and IoT Solutions Joyce Mullen recently told CRN how we are focusing heavily on driving better collaboration between its direct sales teams and channel partners. Dell EMC partners continue to make the difference, our partners deliver on the promise of IT, digital, security and workforce transformation.In this episode of Dell EMC The Source, our Partner Spotlight is on FusionStorm. FusionStorm is an award-winning IT solution provider with national U.S. coverage and global distribution capabilities.Back in 2015, FusionStorm’s Regional Vice President – Southwest Jason Myers shared with Senior Vice President of Global Channel for Dell EMC Cheryl Cook on our Direct2Dell blog that:“Dell has shown tremendous consistency and momentum in its channel partner program while laying the groundwork for innovation that will pay dividends for years to come. As a result, we’ve enjoyed a great partnership and driven 120 percent growth in our business with Dell this year.”And in 2016, they were named Dell EMC’s Enterprise Solution Provider of the Year.In 2017 CRN named FusionStorm to its 2017 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.I sat down with Dan Serpico, CEO FusionStorm during the Global Partner Summit 2018. We talked partnership and extending Dell Technologies infrastructure to solutions providers and joint customers. FusionStorm is a leader in hyper-converged infrastructure helping our customers deploy faster, driving business results.Serpico told CRN in February this year that Dell, in fact, is now FusionStorm’s number one brand with profitability for the vendor at an all-time high with the FusionStorm sales force.Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

Aerial images show amazing transformation of Queensland’s fastest growing regions

first_imgBEFORE: Aerial image of Upper Coomera taken in June 2017. Picture: Nearmap. BEFORE: Aerial image of Ormeau Hills taken in May 2010. Picture: Nearmap. AFTER: Aerial image of Mango Hill in June 2017. Picture: Nearmap.North Lakes also saw the highest number of house sales in the Brisbane region during the year to April 2017, with 445 houses changing hands, according to property data firm Corelogic.The median house price in the suburb is $475,000 and home values have grown more than 10 per cent in the past five years.Mr Matusik said he wasn’t surprised North Lakes was the fastest growing region in Queensland.“It’s simply that it’s a very large parcel of land,” he said. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE “The developer has a masterplanned estate which they make sure is run like a business. Every year they make sure there is enough supply to cater for the market.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoMr Matusik said the suburb was appealing to many people because of the infrastructure it now had, such as a Westfield shopping centre, a train station, and the likes of Costco and Ikea.“It’s got those things that come with growth and further that growth.”The Gold Coast is also experiencing speedy growth, with Ormeau-Oxenford the eighth fastest growing region nationally with growth of 28.5 per cent between 2011 and 2016, according to the latest Census.This area includes the suburbs of Pimpama, Ormeau Hills and Upper Coomera, which is a hotspot for urban development. Aerial image of North Lakes taken in June 2017. Picture: Nearmap.AERIAL images of Queensland’s fastest growing suburbs show the amazing pace of urban sprawl on the fringes of Brisbane and the Gold Coast in just five years.The shots, from aerial imagery company Nearmap, show how green space and waste land has been engulfed by building in areas such as North Lakes and Ormeau-Oxenford.North Lakes is the fourth fastest growing region in the country, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, expanding by nearly 40 per cent in five years.This area is about 28km from the Brisbane CBD and includes the suburbs of Mango Hill and Griffin.It’s made up mostly of newly developed housing and a big source of jobs is the North Lakes Business Park, which is being built in the area.The suburb’s population grew by 38.8 per cent from 51,568 to 71,560 people.The booming suburb on Brisbane’s northern fringe gained another 2216 residents in the 2016 financial year — bringing its population to 30,772, according to research by Michael Matusik, director of independent property advisory Matusik Property Insights. AFTER: Aerial image of Pimpama taken in June 2017. Picture: Nearmap.The population of Ormeau-Oxenford has grown 28.5 per cent from 94,056 to 120,883.Mr Matusik said Pimpama’s population was growing at a rate he didn’t believe was sustainable.“It’s a reflection of where land supply is on the Gold Coast at the moment and I think that will calm down,” he said.“But if the Gold Coast is going to continue expanding, those areas will become more like North Lakes in due course.” $5.5b surge in apartment pipeline Buyer pays millions in cash in ‘crazy’ deal Furnished flat less than $40,000 BEFORE: Aerial image of Pimpama taken in November 2011. Picture: Nearmap. BEFORE: Aerial image of Mango Hill taken in May 2011. Picture: Nearmap. AFTER: Aerial image of Ormeau Hills taken in June 2017. Picture: Nearmap.It comes as research released recently by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre reveals increases in housing stock in Brisbane has been insufficient to match the city’s population growth.The report also found all capital cities are failing to provide enough affordable options to manage the country’s housing crisis.But it did find monthly unit approvals surged ahead in Brisbane between 2006 and 2014, which supports current apartment oversupply concerns. AFTER: Aerial image of Upper Coomera taken in June 2017. Picture: Nearmap.last_img read more

10,000 runners to hit the streets of Accra for Ultra-marathon on Nov. 29

first_imgOver 10,000 runners are expected to hit the streets of Accra on Saturday, November 29, under the theme “fit for life” ultra-marathon second edition event.The 50km event put together by Runathon Ghana Foundation is to drum home the essence of being fit and always staying away from diseases.The second edition of this event dubbed “fit for life” will see athletes commence the race from the Osu end of the Accra Sports Stadium at the, through some principal streets like Labadi Road, Burma Camp, Airport Road, Gold House, Kanda Highway, with the Independence Square as the final point.Eric Addae, founder of Runathon Ghana Foundation, former long distance runner described this year’s event as the only biggest thing to happen to Ghana for the second time running and the ultra-marathon in West Africa sub region.This year’s edition will include 50km ultra-marathon race, 50km wheelchair ultra-marathon races and above, 50km 5-man road relay (at 10km intervals), and a mass 10km health walk. “Our choice of this distance of 50 km underscores the need for us all to go that extra mile in preventing diseases such as Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke and et al.“Running such a great distance will also give our long distance athletes the needed depth of aerobic base and fitness, to get faster in long distance events and a special relay for a family of five be introduced”. He stated According to Addae, prospective runners should be 18 years and above and can contact any CAL Bank nationwide for the registration forms for 20ghc.He added that, foreigners resident in Ghana, as well as non-residents, will be required to pay  20ghc. as registration fee and the family relay of five for 50GHC At stake is a mouth watering prize for the ultimate winner with the second place and the third place also going home with a handsome prize  Addae, noted that the event is expected to have medical experts to screen all participating athletes and high ranking officials will also be present. The Runathon Ghana Foundation is a non-governmental, sports development organization which seeks to focus attention on developing long distance events in Ghana.The event will being sponsored by the Phoenix Group of Insurance and SBC Beverages Limited, manufactures of Pepsi, Mirinda and Aqua Splash Mineral Water, PSDA, Ivory Finance, Dwadifo Adanfo ,Gold Airlines whiles Multimedia Group of Companies are the official media partnerslast_img read more

COUNTY MUSEUM SENDS OUT SOS FOR SPORTING MEMORABILIA

first_imgDonegal County Museum needs your help with a forthcoming exhibition on various Donegal Sporting heroes. The exhibition which opens in early September, will look at a wide variety of sports across Donegal.They include Gaelic games, soccer, water sports, motor sports, athletics, boxing, Martial arts, Community Games, surfing, golf , badminton, rugby, cricket, Paralympics, Special Olympics, shooting, hockey and even Tug o War and many more. We are looking to borrow sporting objects and memorabilia relating to the sports in which the participants have competed at a National or International levels only.If you can help, please contact the museum on 074 9124613 or email [email protected] COUNTY MUSEUM SENDS OUT SOS FOR SPORTING MEMORABILIA was last modified: July 16th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDonegal County Museumsport memorabilialast_img read more

Pigs and politics come together in small town mayor’s office

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Lance Westcamp may be one of the few small-town mayors in central Ohio that can be found driving his tractor down Main Street and he is certainly the only one with an office full of champion hog banners from around the country.“I was born and raised on a farm just south of Groveport. I graduated from Groveport high school in ’75. I farmed 4,500 acres with my dad and brother — most of it rented — in mid-70s and my dad always had a commercial sow herd of 50 to 75 sows. Even the farm we lived on was leased from the state. Most of that ground now is warehouses,” Westcamp said. “We were losing acres to development so my brother and I got outside jobs in late-80s and early 90s. I continued to farm until 2013, but by then most of everything was being custom farmed.”With the future of the Franklin County farm destined for development as Groveport (and nearby Columbus) continued to grow, Westcamp thought he would give politics a try.“I got an urge to get into politics and back in ’87 I ran for City Council. There were six people running for six Council seats and I was the top vote getter atThe whole family gets involved in the hog business, including Lance’s granddaughter Sydney Westcamp, who took this piglet to school.222,” Westcamp said. “Then in 1994, I was president of the Council and became mayor after the other mayor resigned.”In addition to his part-time mayoral duties, Westcamp has worked for the Ohio Department of Commerce since 1998. Like the landscape around him, Westcamp has adapted and integrated into urban Ohio, but he has never strayed far from his roots in farming. Westcamp’s unique agricultural background amid a sea of urban sprawl has allowed him some unique opportunities“I still raise a little bit of sweet corn so I still need a tractor and we’ll bring it to the community once in a while,” he said.More notable than sweet corn, though, is Westcamp’s work with Landrace hogs.“I got my first set of Landrace hogs in 1972 and it was a breed I always enjoyed. They make great mothers and they are very content,” he said. “In 1972, the Franklin County Fair had a herd class with three females and a male. I drove the old pickup to New Knoxville and bought three Landrace gilts and a boar from Vernon Hite. Then I took them to the Franklin County Fair to show and we brought them home and that is how I got my Landrace start. Back when I gotWestcamp has a long line of champions, including the champion Landrace boar at the 2017 Ohio State Fair and the 2017 Indiana State Fair with two different boars.into them, there were so many. There were more then than there are now. In the 80s there were more Landrace at the State Fair than there are Yorkshires today.”The American Landrace breed has a white, long body, 16 or 17 pairs of ribs and a less-pronounced arch of back than other breeds. They have a long and narrow head with large, heavy ears and they are noted for meatiness. According to the National Swine Registry, Landrace are often used as grandparents in the production of F1 parent stock females that are utilized in a terminal crossbreeding program for commercial operations. They excel in litter size, birth and weaning weight, rebreeding interval, durability and longevity. They produce F1 females that exhibit 100% maternal heterosis when mated to a Yorkshire.“Landrace hogs are still out there doing what they are supposed to do for the big commercial guys,” Westcamp said. “But there are not as many Landrace show pigs as there used to be.”Westcamp sold all of his pigs around 1985, but got involved again when his children were in 4-H around in the mid-90s.“My son was probably 16 and we started tinkering around with Landrace when I bought a gilt. Then we started showing at the State Fair around 2002. We got to the point where the State Fair was about to do away with the Landrace show because they didn’t have any numbers,” Westcamp said. “They need so many in the class or they do away with the breed.”His proximity to Columbus allowed Westcamp to more easily address the challenge than some others would have been able to do.“I’m not saying they were all show quality, but we took 12 or so to the State Fair to keep the numbers up. We did that for four or five years and the numbers grew. My kids would take eight of the 12 and we had neighbor kids and we would put the pigs under their names. It was a lot of work, but we lived close by so we were able to do that,” Westcamp said. “The people at the State Fair appreciated what we were doing because they didn’t want to lose that breed from the show. The kids figured out that there are not that many Landrace hogs and your chances are better with Landrace if you want to take a barrow and they had a better chance to get money and a nice banner for winning.”Today, along with his son Mitchell who is a teacher and football coach at Groveport, Westcamp has stayed very competitive with his Landrace hogs through Westcamp Family Showpigs.“We have 14 landrace sows, which is unheard of for show pigs. That is probably the largest herd for Landrace show pigs in the country. We probably sell 25 to 35 club pigs a year,” he said. “My son and I really started working to better the breed in the late 90s. We had the champion Landrace boar at the Ohio State fair in 2004 and 2007 and we’ve had it the last six years in a row. We had the champion female in 2013. This year I had the champion boar at Ohio State Fair and then took a different boar to Indiana and had the champion boar at the Indiana State Fair.”The Westcamps have also seen the genetics of their hogs go on to have a broad impact in the industry.“In 2013 our Ohio State Fair champion boar, Shark Tank, sold to Upper Hand Genetics for $5,000 and has been prolific sire in the industry,” Westcamp said. “The Grand Champion Boar at the Ohio State Fair 2015 was selected to be display boar at the Hog College in Austin, Minn. at the National Barrow Show and they are on display and first to sell in the sale. He sold for $4,500 to a big commercial herd over there.”Westcamp was elected in 2010 to serve in the American Landrace Association Board of Directors.“That was a great honor. We’d meet once a year and go over breed characteristics. They have started a purity test and the quality of the Landrace has really come along. I’d put them up against the other breeds,” Westcamp said. “The Landrace breed is getting really big in the junior circuit. Louisville will have 60 good Landrace hogs in the Junior Summer Spectacular. The Landrace breed is something I’m proud of. I’m glad to see it where it is today.”The mayor of charming Groveport has built his livelihood around service to others off the farm, but the highlights of his career have been in the show ring.“We have done very well over the years showing our Landrace at the Ohio State Fair and the Indiana State Fair and around the country,” Westcamp said. “One of the best highlights of my career was talking my son into taking five gilts to the Ohio State Fair this year. They were all in the same class and I had five grandkids showing them. The oldest one was eight. They didn’t win, but my wife, who is not a pig person, watched the kids out there all showing at the same time and said, ‘Now I know what you are talking about.’”And Westcamp hopes that his urban connections and location can help him share that experience with others.“I don’t have a college degree but growing up on a farm and being very active in FFA and 4-H, I brought everything I learned there to running meetings as the mayor and running the community. Growing up in a farming community helped me and that is why I keep trying to get kids involved in 4-H. I love to work with kids in town who want a fair project. If a kid in Groveport or even Columbus wants a pig for a project but they don’t have a place to keep them, they can keep it at our place as long as they come out at least once a week to make sure everything is OK and feed and water and wash it. We want to educate the city kids and even rural kids who do not have livestock to be around the animals,” Westcamp said. “I am concerned with all of the lofts they are building in downtown Columbus and all of the places for the young people to move that those young kids will never see a field of corn or soybeans and won’t know where their food comes from. It all starts with agriculture.”last_img read more

Chito Victolero finds victory in Hotshots’ defeat

first_imgTwo-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport AGONY OF DEFEAT. Jio Jalalon missed two attempts to salvage the game for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Magnolia coach Chito Victolero missed a golden opportunity to knock loose San Miguel Beer’s chokehold on the PBA Philippine Cup.But he understands it is far better to have had a shot and lost than to never have that chance at all.ADVERTISEMENT “Jio told me he was fouled, but I don’t know. (The Beermen) also worked hard for this game. June Mar (Fajardo) got 31 rebounds,” Victolero said.“We had opportunities to win the ballgame. [It all boiled down to the] the breaks of the game,” Victolero said.True. In fact, the series panned out exactly as Victolero penciled it in their championship blueprint.“We wanted a fighting chance in the end and that’s what we got. What happened was they were able to shoot the basketball during their possession and we couldn’t,” he added.The Hotshots pushed the Beermen to Game 7 by kicking off the series with a victory to stay in control until they lost the last two games. In Game 7, Magnolia led by 17 at one point and still had several opportunities to end San Miguel’s dynastic Philippine Cup run.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “God afforded us every opportunity and it all boiled down to one possession,” Victolero said.The Hotshots can still count this as a victory, if only in the way they showed that they were far from the team that lost four straight to the Beermen in last year’s Finals after drawing first blood.They found their niche by playing their brand of basketball: Through selfless scoring and equally stingy defense. And looked every inch capable of unseating San Miguel Beer instead of being just another hapless footnote to the Beermen’s reign.And Victolero relishes what tomorrow may bring.“My players gave everything in that game,” Victolero said. “But I told them no matter what happened, I still love them all. And I said that we all need to stay together.“There will be a lot of battles, wars to be fought like this in the near future.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA D-League: Valencia City-San Sebastian blasts CD14 Designs to zero in on no. 1 seed Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess The Beermen won their fifth straight all-Filipino crown after a tense 72-71 victory in Game 7 of their championship series Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum and it is understandable for Victolero and the Hotshots to rue some missed opportunities“[Falling short] hurts. But there’s nothing to be ashamed of,” the Magnolia mentor said. “If you’re going to look at our conference, it was magnificent.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAlex Cabagnot buried the marginal basket but there were still 57 seconds left to burn. And Magnolia squeezed three possessions out of that final minute, thanks to June Mar Fajardo failing to hang on to a corralled rebound and Marcio Lassiter turning the ball over off an inbounds play.But Ian Sangalang missed a short stab and Jio Jalalon missed the other two attempts, including what looked like an elementary attempt underneath the basket courtesy of a crafty Paul Lee find. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

Balancing the Bicycle

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 23, 2010June 20, 2017By: Seth Cochran, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Seth Cochran, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. He will be blogging about his experience every month, and you can learn more about him, the other Young Champions, and the program here.Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle – to keep your balance you must keep moving.”I have never been a poster boy for managing a good Work/Life balance. With a full-time commitment to my project with EHAS and a startup non-profit of my own with OperationOF, I am now facing the challenge of a Work/Work/Life balance. But when I accepted this Young Champion challenge, I expected to grow in unexpected ways.I have to admit that the Life part of my Work/Life balance is typically my first sacrifice. Normally in a situation like this, I would learn just as much Spanish as necessary (if any) and live as close to work as possible.Everyone here speaks great English, so necessity demands little. But learning Spanish has become important to me and I am devoting hours of every day studying its intricacies. I also did not choose the path of least resistance in the apartment search. But, being picky paid off. I found a little flat on top of a tall building. With panoramic views in every direction, my terrace is my new refuge. This wide-open, rooftop patio dumps Spain’s enchanting light on me and I honestly can’t get enough. I’m making every day a little longer just by refusing to miss a sunrise. Believe me, I need all the extra time I can get.So how can I get the Work/Work done with Life demanding a bigger piece of the pie? I keep moving and try to make sure there is very little wasted motion. It helps that my work with EHAS is contributing to my effort with OperationOF and vice versa. This synergy is driving my growing knowledge not only of maternal health, but also of how I can apply old skills in new ways.For example, in my first month with EHAS, I did a fair amount of research on telemedicine and ICT (information and communication technologies) for health. This definitely sharpened my research skills and helped me orient myself around the various peer-reviewed resources available. These research skills found immediate use in the investigation of new approaches to preventing obstructed labor and obstetric fistula for an international consultation.As a member of the Prevention sub-committee in the Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU) consultation on obstetric fistula, I had the opportunity to present research at the SIU meeting in Marrakesh. My new research skills helped me discover new mechanisms to potentially prevent maternal death. Presenting the findings at the Marrakesh meeting also gave me the opportunity to see one of the world’s leading fistula surgeons: Dr. Steve Arrowsmith. I convinced this thought leader to join OperationOF’s surgical advisory board. So my work with EHAS is not only growing my technical skills, but also helping me strengthen my organization.I am also finding new ways to apply my old private sector skills in my work with EHAS. When I worked in the private equity industry, the application of business development and finance skills translated ideas into profit. As part of my role, I have assisted Andres and Carlos Rey, a member of the EHAS team with broad ICT knowledge, to develop social business strategies for EHAS as part of the Ashoka/Siemens Foundation Social Business Development Group. The strategy sessions and financial forecasting we did this month felt very similar to private sector work, except we sought profit in the form of improved health outcomes. Andres presented the high level strategy at a meeting in Munich and we are now digging deeper into several elements of the plan as well as focusing efforts on maternal and newborn child health.The breadth of my efforts in this Young Champion experience is most definitely fueling my growth as a maternal health innovator, but I am also growing from interaction with my Young Champion peers. Anna Dion and I are adapting a business planning structure. Martha Fikre Adenew and I are developing a collaboration plan to synergize our project ideas. Ifeyinwa Egwaoje and I have discussed how to reduce volunteer attrition and increase participation. Yeabsira Mehari, who also works on obstetric fistula, has shared a great deal of her experiences and ideas with me. There is truly cross-pollination on every level and in every dimension.I love how Einstein implied that balance lives in motion. I am “moving” more than I can remember, but am finding incredible balance amidst the flurry of Young Champion experiences. I can’t wait to see where this “bicycle” will take me next.Share this:last_img read more

10 months agoRivaldo raps Barcelona for ignoring kids

first_imgRivaldo raps Barcelona for ignoring kidsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Barcelona star Rivaldo says management should focus more on their La Masia academy.Rivaldo believes the club’s young players deserve a better chance at making it.Asked about Jeison Murillo’s signing and the possible arrivals of Adrien Rabiot (PSG) and Frenkie De Jong (Ajax), Rivaldo said Barca “should look more at La Masia and less outside the club. Murillo arrived, they’re talking about Rabiot and De Jong… in my opinion the club doesn’t need to reinforce from outside. “They have an excellent structure and should focus on moving through new young talents.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img