Olivier Giroud Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud took his tally for the season – for club and country – to 15 on Wednesday after firing the Gunners to the knockout stages of the Champions League. It was the Frenchman’s first hat-trick for the north Londoners as they won 3-0 in Olympiakos, to complete a superb turnaround in the competition for Arsene Wenger’s men. Fans hit out at Giroud in September when he was sent off in the 2-1 defeat against Dinamo Zagreb and he looked to injure his ankle before firing a treble in Greece. He has scored vital goals for Arsenal in back-to-back games, after netting in last weekend’s win against Sunderland, and Gunners fans have been impressed with their number 12. See a selection of tweets below! 1
An early morning collision on one of Letterkenny’s busiest routes has now been cleared.Emergency services attended the scene of a crash between a car and a lorry at the Dry Arch Roundabout this Thursday morning.The collision occurred at approx 7am. The scene is now cleared and traffic is moving as normal.Collision cleared outside Letterkenny was last modified: December 5th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
BP’s brand new South African fuel lab willhelp ensure that local consumers continueto benefit from the latest technology.(Image: BP)MEDIA CONTACTS • Glenda ZvenyikaBP marketing communications manager+27 11 488 5397Janine ErasmusGlobal fuel giant BP launched a cutting-edge fuels laboratory in Johannesburg towards the end of 2010. The facility is one of only four around the world belonging to BP, and is expected to help the company bring a more diverse range of fuels to the local market.Although the company’s image was internationally tarnished in 2010 with the 87-day Deepwater Horizon oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, in South Africa the brand is still the most popular among consumers, as shown in the Sunday Times’s annual survey of top brands.BP has topped its category on the poll for the past decade, and is also the only fuel brand recommended by the Automobile Association of South Africa. The company employs about 2 000 people across the country, many of them in its network of some 600 service stations.The Fuels Technology Centre in Kyalami, north of Johannesburg, is further evidence of BP’s commitment to long-term investment into South Africa.The company views South Africa as a key growth market and to date has invested millions into infrastructure, refining and fuel delivery capacity.In 2010 alone, BP’s investment totalled over R500-million (US$72-million). The new facility was built at a cost of around R40-million ($5.8-million), and houses a fuel-quality testing laboratory and customer engagement and staff training resources.BP’s best for consumersBP Africa’s CEO Sipho Maseko said at the launch that the company intends to make its best available fuel technology and highest possible fuel quality available to South African consumers – a goal that will be realised with the opening of the hi-tech centre.“It will also help bring capable fuel scientists and technologists to work in this highly specialised field,” said Maseko, “and provides unique opportunities for industry to work closer with academic institutions and motoring bodies, such as the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa”.More than just a centre that employs “very smart people”, said Maseko, the laboratory is also open to schools and universities.The company hopes that its position as South Africa’s most popular brand of fuel will be further entrenched by the facility’s establishment, as it will be able to maintain its quality standards and develop new fuels specifically for the local market. It will also be able to play a strong role in helping to drive the government’s cleaner fuels agenda.Continued confidence in South AfricaSouth Africa’s Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters was also present at the launch and expressed her appreciation of BP’s continued confidence in South Africa, as well as the company’s commitment to educating and training its employees through the new state-of-the-art facility.“I hope that BP will use this as a springboard for other investments and technologies in this part of the world,” she said.According to Tufan Erginbilgic, BP’s UK-based COO for refining and marketing, such a facility would be regarded as a major investment in any country.“The South African centre will operate under a similar model as those in Germany and the US,” he said, “focusing on quality assurance, technical service and marketing support for the local market”.Erginbilgic added that the quality of BP’s scientific and technological knowledge, as well as access to expertise around the world, will enable the company to keep developing hi-tech fuels for the region.“This is one of our best-performing markets and we predict continued growth,” he said. “Next year we will spend about R624-million ($90-million), mostly in South Africa.” Media:Glenda ZvenyikaBP Marketing Communications Manager011 488 5397 read more
Samantha N. Ngcolomba is an attorney who has a deep-seated desire to secure justice for South Africa’s most vulnerable women. (Images: Redbull Amaphiko)Women in rural communities have a new law hero and she goes by the name of Lady Liberty.Lady Liberty, founded by attorney Samantha Ngcolomba, a human rights lawyer based in Johannesburg, travels to poor and remote communities with a mobile office to provide pro bono legal information and services to women.The office focuses on domestic violence, namely getting protection orders; marriage, namely customary vs civil; and divorce, namely process, asset distribution, maintenance and children’s rights. It will add wills, housing and labour law to its services soon.Lady Liberty’s impact so far.“Any law that doesn’t work for the people it’s intended for, is as useless as medicine locked up in a cupboard while people needing it suffer,” Ngcolomba told Redbull Amaphiko, a platform for social change makers.Lady Liberty uses social, print and broadcast media to find women who need its services, and to raise awareness of what it offers. At the identified communities, a half-an-hour presentation of relevant topics is held and the floor is opened for questions.Then, the office takes on new and pending cases for resolution on behalf of women who qualify for pro bono assistance.The programmes vision is to have an app for smartphones that will extend the reach of their legal services and information. Watch Ngcolomba talk about Lady Liberty:You can contact Lady Liberty on 076 520 1377.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in developing South Africa and its citizens? Do you know anybody who is going out of their way to participate in the development of South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all. read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The recently introduced Job Ready program from Vermeer provides a new solution for the pre-owned equipment market. Job Ready equipment receives a detailed inspection from a Vermeer technician, and comes with comprehensive parts and labor coverage for major components.“We’re pleased to offer a program that provides farmers and ranchers confidence that the pre-owned machine will be productive long after the initial purchase,” explains Bob Martin, Vermeer Solutions Manager.“This type of coverage is standard with a new model purchase, but is not easily found in the pre-owned market.”Job Ready service contracts cover parts and labor for major components for12-months or 10,000 bales from the date of purchase – whichever occurs first. Currently, the Job Ready program is available on select baler models that fall within a 7-year model range and have baled less than 20,000 bales.“This isn’t about a full bumper-to-bumper warranty,” says Martin. “It’s about making sure that the failure of a significant item during the contract period won’t add financial stress to the equipment owner and it’s about providing reassurance that they can bring their machine to any Vermeer dealer for a covered repair.”Prospective buyers can find Job Ready equipment listings on vermeerused.com, a marketplace dedicated to Vermeer dealer inventory listings and providing the assurance of a vendor with the experience and knowledge to support a used equipment transaction fully.“There are lots of places to buy used equipment, but few can offer the knowledge, experience and reputation of the Vermeer dealer network,” continues Martin.For more information, contact your local Vermeer dealer about the Job Ready program or visit vermeerused.com. read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net student reporters cover the highlights of Session #5 of the 2016 Ohio FFA State Convention.
Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. My wife, Betsy, and I searched for two years before we found the dump of our dreams: a tiny, dirt-cheap, and homely 1960s ranch that was within walking distance of our children’s school and was close enough to downtown Portland so that we could ride our bikes to work. Our hope was that we could renovate it into an affordable, stylish, and comfortable home. Our creative vision was strong enough to sense the glimmer of a diamond deep inside that forgotten home on Madeline Street.The house was heavily distressed, its wiring was illegal and dangerous, and it was considered a menace by the neighbors. It leaked air to beat the band (15 ACH50/4000 cfm50), and the basement flooded every time it rained. The ceilings were a claustrophobic 7 ft. 6 in. high.Why take this on? Residential architects usually want to build their own house at some point, so we figured, why not now? Plus, our kids were old enough to survive the remodel. As an architect, I thought the house would make a good low-energy-technique test case and a possible prototype for other office efforts at net-zero rehabs. Don’t rush the renovation We planned the design during our first year in the house, which allowed us to discover the many different aspects of the site. The existing house was just larger than 1100 sq. ft. I knew that expanding the footprint would expand the cost as well, so I followed the dictum of designing up, not out. I planned a compact two-bedroom second floor for the kids and enclosed the breezeway between the garage and the house. In total, I added 850 sq. ft. GOING UP IS BETTER THAN GOING OUTTo save money, the new floor plan was kept to the original footprint. The author gained space by… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in read more