Carndonagh-based singers The Inishowen Gospel will team up with Sydney based choir Timbre Flaws choir for a special evening at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in Derry this month.Timbre Flaws will visit Ireland throughout April as part of a special trip collaborating and performing with local choirs – workshops, mini-concerts and pub gatherings.They will also participate in sing songs and busking in some of Ireland finest cities and towns, including Dublin, Cork, Galway and Donegal. In carrying out these performances and workshops, Timbre Flaws, who have been together for 15 years under the direction of Stuart Davis, hope to raise much-needed funds to help Inner City Helping Homeless, Australia.Proceeds from the ‘Home Harmonies’ concert on Tuesday, April 23 will also go to North West Simon Community, Donegal and Derry Simon.“We welcome input from local choir partners on performance locations, musicals styles or innovative fundraising methods,” Stuart Davis said. “Apart from local concerts the choir has travelled and sung in Cuba, Morocco, Vanuatu and now Ireland. Several members grew up in Ireland so this trip is quite special for us.”North West Simon Community and Derry Simon said: “Thank you to both choirs for putting a spotlight on the issue of homelessness in Donegal and Derry, which is often overlooked because of a lack of a visible rough sleeping population.“The night will raise awareness of a local phenomenon of “hidden homelessness” with many people stranded in inadequate or emergency accommodation, facing eviction, desperately trying to find housing – many people just one paycheque away from losing their home.“What this evening will do is help create much-needed funds to further sustain the work and services provided to prevent homeless across Donegal and Derry.”Home Harmonies, An Evening with Timbre Flaws and The Inishowen Gospel Choir, will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in Derry. Doors at 7.30pm, performance 8pm.Tickets are £8 and available Eventbrite.com. Inishowen choir to join forces with Aussie singers for fundraising concert was last modified: April 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:CarndonaghInishowen
With its wealth of minerals, South Africa is one of the most resource-rich regions on the planet. Add to this its sophisticated financial sector and strong business focus, its skilled people and strategic location, and you have a recipe for investment success.South Africa has a wealth of natural resources. (Image Brand South Africa)South Africa is one of the world’s most promising emerging markets; it is sophisticated, innovative and diverse.Its strategic location at the southern tip of Africa provides an accessible gateway to the rest of the continent, a market of some one billion people.In addition, South Africa itself is worth looking at for investment opportunities: it is one of the economic powerhouses of Africa, is a member of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), and plays a critical role in local development initiatives. The country also currently holds the chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).It has sophisticated financial, legal and telecommunications sectors, with several global business process outsourcing operations.South Africa has a strong tertiary education sector that ensures the availability of highly skilled graduates. Legislation promotes training and skills development, creating an environment to fast-track the building of world-class skills and competences.It has world-class infrastructure, exciting innovation, research and development capabilities and a strong manufacturing base.SA has huge potentialThere is a wealth of natural resources, including gold, coal, platinum, iron ore, manganese, nickel, uranium and chromium. International exploration companies, notably in the oil and gas sector, are particularly interested in South Africa’s potential.The country is a regional leader in the agriculture and agro-processing sector and is at the forefront of developing green technologies and industries, creating new and sustainable jobs in the process and reducing environmental impact.One of the main reasons South Africa is becoming a popular trade and investment destination is because the country ensures it can meet the specific trade and investment requirements of prospective investors: it has a large number of investment incentives and industrial financing interventions. Trade rules favour a further expansion in South Africa’s burgeoning levels of international trade.A number of international airlines service the country, with good flight connections into the rest of the continent.Last, but not least, South Africa is a country of great natural beauty and warm and welcoming people – and has a reputation for delivering value-for-money. From the shores of the oceans to the wildlife reserves of the Highveld to the diversity of its eight World Heritage sites and its culturally significant places, South Africa is an attractive business and leisure destination.Sources: Department of Trade and Industry, Southern African Development Community, South African Yearbook: 2016/17Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Editor’s introduction: With energy prices rising again, many homeowners are planning energy-efficiency improvements to their homes. But most people are unsure of where to begin, and even seasoned builders don’t always know which priorities should rise to the top of the list. Betsy Pettit, an architect at Building Science Corporation , recommends starting where you can get the most bang for the buck.Step 7: Install renewable-energy equipmentTable of Contents:1. The Basement2. The Roof3. The Walls4. The Windows5. Mechanicals6. Appliances7. Renewable EnergyOnce your energy consumption has been reduced significantly, it may be reasonable to produce your own energy with a photovoltaic system, wind turbine, or even a small hydro system (if you happen to have a stream nearby). Energy-efficiency improvements yield a faster return on your investment than renewable energy equipment, though — so until you slash your energy use, it makes no sense to invest in photovoltaics or wind. Conservation is still the cheapest game in town.This article is adapted from Betsy Pettit’s Remodeling for Energy Efficiency in Fine Homebuilding magazine. FURTHER RESOURCES:In Green Basics: Photovoltaic Power Wind-Generated PowerIn Product Guide Renewable Energy Equipment Photovoltaic Equipment Wind Energy EquipmentIn Strategies and Details Consider a Wind TurbineIn Blogs: Green Building Myth: Adding Solar Is the Best Way to Green a Home Generating Electricity From the Sun Tax Credits for Solar Energy Systems Thinking About Net Zero Energy Backyard Wind Turbines Resisting the Allure of Small Wind Turbines Home Wind Power Equipment Versus EnvelopeIn Green Homes: 1970s Home Goes Net Zero Energy Comes from the Sun, Wind, and Earth in This Vermont Home This Green Garage is a PowerhouseIn News: U.K. Builder: Airtight Construction Trumps Renewable-Energy Add-ons
by Christian Maino-Vieytes, B.S. Nutritional Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, M.S. Candidate, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignVitamin B12 represents an essential nutrient involved in energy metabolism. It forms what we in the field of nutrition call a co-enzyme. It is a necessary component of certain enzymes, the miniscule proteins in our body responsible for carrying out all of the chemical reactions that keep us alive. Think of it as being analogous to a spark plug that allows a car to turn on and combust fuel. Without it, the car will not work.We often hear about the dangers of developing a vitamin B12 deficiency from physicians, other providers, or the media. In fact, a B12 deficiency can be a very serious predicament. Knowledge about symptoms as well as how to prevent such a deficiency from occurring in the first place is crucial.What are the sources of vitamin B12? A common misconception is that vitamin B12 originates in animal products. Nevertheless, just like us humans, other mammals that we consume need an exogenous source of B12 as well. Their cells and tissues cannot produce this critical vitamin. Vitamin B12 originates in the soil. Specifically, it is made by bacteria living in the soil that interact with various root systems. The animals that we consume for nutrition be it cow meat or poultry obtain their B12 by ingesting soil particles along with their normal feed. A long time ago, our primordial ancestors were likely getting their B12 through similar means. Needless to say, this method of soil consumption for obtaining B12 in today’s modern world seems a little impractical and outdated.Given that other animals do the dirty work for us (no pun intended), we consume their meat and obtain a recycled form of B12 that is adequate. The majority of individuals rinse and clean their vegetables thoroughly before consumption. This aspect of modern life coupled with the fact that we drink from a purified source of water puts vegetarians and vegans at an increased risk of developing a vitamin B12 deficiency.What happens during vitamin B12 Deficiency? Vitamin B12 is fundamental for the proper functioning of red blood cells, the nerve cells that make up your central nervous system, and for DNA production. Accordingly, the symptoms of deficiency relate to these systems and include:AnemiaMood swings that can lead to depressionFatigueDifficulty concentratingWeaknessMouth and tongue ulcersVitamin B12 Supplementation Medical authorities recommend that those who partake in vegetarian or vegan eating patterns take weekly or daily supplementation. Those in the elderly population are also at risk for deficiency. Nevertheless, a growing body of evidence suggests that B12 deficiency significantly affects omnivores as well and up to 20% of the population may have low vitamin B12 levels. Accordingly, many physicians and dietitians recommend that all individuals consume some form of supplemental B12, especially given that B12 toxicity is not very common and any excess is expelled through the urine. Most multivitamin supplements contain B12 as part of their formulations. In addition to animal products and supplementation, vitamin B12 can be found in many cereals and other products, such as Nutritional Yeast, that are fortified with this essential vitamin.BibliographyAllen, Lindsay H. “How common is vitamin B-12 deficiency?–.” The American journal of clinical nutrition 89.2 (2008): 693S-696S.Andrès, Emmanuel, et al. “Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency in elderly patients.” Canadian Medical Association Journal 171.3 (2004): 251-259.Bor, Mustafa Vakur, et al. “Daily intake of 4 to 7 μg dietary vitamin B-12 is associated with steady concentrations of vitamin B-12–related biomarkers in a healthy young population–.” The American journal of clinical nutrition 91.3 (2010): 571-577.Greger, M. (2011, August 30). Vitamin B12: How much, how often? Retrieved from https://nutritionfacts.org/2011/08/30/3964/Heyssel, R. M., et al. “Vitamin B12 turnover in man. The assimilation of vitamin B12 from natural foodstuff by man and estimates of minimal daily dietary requirements.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 18 (1966): 176-184.Watanabe, Fumio. “Vitamin B12 sources and bioavailability.” Experimental Biology and Medicine 232.10 (2007): 1266-1274.Watanabe, Fumio, and Tomohiro Bito. “Vitamin B12 sources and microbial interaction.” Experimental Biology and Medicine243.2 (2018): 148-158.
Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s wife Mehajabin Shaikh had visited Mumbai to meet her father in 2016, police officials said, quoting the fugitive gangster’s brother Iqbal Kaskar, who has been held in an extortion case.The sensational revelation came after Mr. Kaskar had earlier told interrogators that Dawood Ibrahim, a designated global terrorist, is still in Pakistan.Mr. Kaskar, arrested by the Anti-Extortion Cell of the Thane Police earlier this week, has given some vital information about Dawood Ibrahim and his family, the police officials said.According to the officials, Mr. Kaskar has allegedly told them that Dawood Ibrahim’s wife who also goes by the alias Zubeena Zarin came to Mumbai some time in 2016 to meet her father Salim Kashmiri, who lives in Mumbai with his family. After meeting Mr. Kashmiri and his family members, Ms. Shaikh quietly left the country, they said.Mr. Kaskar has also provided addresses of four residences of Dawood in Karachi, the officials said.Quoting Mr. Kaskar, they said, Dawood Ibrahim, his other brother Anees Ibrahim and his close aide Chhota Shakeel are all staying together in a posh locality in the Pakistani port city. Anees Ibrahim usually makes phone calls to his family members in Mumbai on the occasion of Eid, they said.The team, which is interrogating Mr. Kaskar since the last four days, also asked him questions about Dawood Ibrahim’s health. According to the officials, Mr. Kaskar has claimed his elder brother is “fit and fine” and not suffering from any ailment.Mr. Kaskar’s claims, made before a Thane Crime Branch team, are being verified, a police official who is part of investigation in the extortion case, said.Mr. Kaskar and his associates had allegedly been threatening a prominent builder in Thane in Dawood Ibrahim’s name since 2013 and had extorted ₹30 lakh and four flats from him. Mr. Kaskar was deported from the UAE in 2003.
Read Next Aguero involved in clash with Wigan fan after City’s defeat Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises It was during the final element, when Papadakis leaned back in Cizeron’s arms, that her costume rode upward to reveal her breast. The performance was being shown live on international television, and people immediately began posting screen-grabs of the incident on social media.“Our coverage of ice dancing was live tonight. Once a competitor’s brief wardrobe issue became evident, we purposely used wider camera shots and carefully selected replays to keep the issue obscured,” NBC said in a statement to The Associated Press. “We have edited the video for all television encores and online replays.”It was the second wardrobe mishap during the skating program at the Pyeongchang Games. American-born ice dancer Yura Min, competing for South Korea, had the back of her costume come unclasped during her short program with partner Alex Gamelin in the team competition.Papadakis and Cizeron, considered the biggest threat to Virtue and Moir for gold, still managed to gain level-four marks for all their elements save their final straight line lift. That left the French duo less than two points behind their Canadian training partners on a packed leaderboard.It’s unclear whether the judges docked the couple for the wardrobe issue. The rules state losing any part of a costume, even a hair clip, can lead to a one-point deduction.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES “It’s a little bit frustrating to know that it’s not because of something that we did,” Cizeron said. “It’s just a costume issue, something as stupid as that, so it’s a little bit disappointing.”Papadakis was nearly in tears as she approached reporters after the routine, which is required of any Olympic competitor after competition. But she was in better spirits an hour later, when she no doubt realized that her chance of a gold medal was still intact.“It was pretty distracting, kind of my worst nightmare happening at the Olympics,” Papadakis said. “I told myself, ‘I don’t have a choice. I have to keep going,’ and that’s what we did. I think we can be proud of ourselves being able to deliver a great performance with that happening.” MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. When the clasp became unhooked, the 22-year-old Papadakis was more worried about holding up her outfit than making sure her twizzles and rhumba were in sync. Her swinging short program with partner Guillaume Cizeron at the Pyeongchang Olympics was threatening to go down in history alongside Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction during her halftime performance at the Super Bowl.“I felt it right away and I prayed,” Papadakis said. “That’s about what I could do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSomehow, the French couple kept things together through most of their Latin program, producing a score of 81.93 points Monday that left them second behind Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.Not all the program, though. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France perform during the ice dance, short dance figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)GANGNEUNG, South Korea— The first notes of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned.The French ice dancer’s glittering emerald costume at the Olympics had come unhooked at the neckline and later in the routine her left breast was exposed live on television.ADVERTISEMENT
Willow Fiddler APTN National NewsA coroner’s jury examining the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay gave their recommendations this week.The students were all from remote communities, and only in the city to go to school.The jury heard from over 100 witnesses, and gave more than 100 recommendations.But some people who testified at the inquest think the biggest issue might have been overlooked.