Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgNampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNampak Zimbabwe Limited manufactures and markets packaging products which includes paper, plastic and metal packaging. It also has interests in leasing biological assets and a timber processing plant. Subsidiaries in the Paper division includes Hunyani Corrugated Products Division, Hunyani Cartons, Labels & Sacks Division, Hunyani Management Services Division, Hunyani Forests Limited, Hunyani Properties Limited and Softex Tissue Products (Private) Limited. Other subsidiaries include MegaPak Zimbabwe and CarnaudMetalbox Zimbabwe Limited operating in the plastics and metals segment; and companies manufacturing corrugated containers and specialised packaging for the tobacco, horticultural, flori-cultural and citrus industry for local distribution and export. Mega Pak Zimbabwe offers technology solutions for blow molding, injection molding, stretch blow molding and rotational molding. Nampak Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

It’s a big day for FTSE 250 stock Greggs. Here’s why I’d buy

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold | Thursday, 18th June, 2020 | More on: GRG 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. It’s a big day for FTSE 250 stock Greggs. Here’s why I’d buy Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Today’s the day UK baker and food-on-the-go retailer Greggs (LSE: GRG) is opening around 800 shops for takeaway customers. My guess is the experiment will be a big success for the FTSE 250 company.The company has been careful about its preparations for this moment. In early May, it started trialling “a small number” of shops to test social distancing measures and operational processes.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…A phased re-opening for this FTSE 250 stock’s businessToday’s larger-scale openings will feature new procedures and equipment. And, if things go well, the directors plan to re-open the rest of its shops in early July. The entire estate totals around 2,050 outlets.The measured approach to reopening the business strikes me as sensible. The alternative would have been to open everything at once without really knowing if the operational changes would work in practice. It could have been chaos! But today will run smoothly, I’m confident of that.We’ve already seen how pent-up demand has caused customers to flock back to other takeaway outlets. Queues for drive-through McDonalds and KFC outlets have been crazy. My earlier doubts about whether the great British public would be comfortable returning to takeaway food in a world featuring the coronavirus are out the window!I reckon the uptake for Greggs’ offering will likely be robust. And, because of that, the phased reopening could lead to further rises in the share price. At some point, the market will probably price-in full operational recovery anticipating the fading of the pandemic. Meanwhile, with the share price close to 1,784p, it’s still almost 30% below its level before the stock market crash of the spring.Of course, sales will be lower for the time being. And costs will be higher. It almost goes without saying such a pincer movement will squeeze profits. But to get things moving again, Greggs is putting some big changes in place. For example, floor markings and signage will help customers maintain social distancing. There’ll be protective screens at counters. Staff will have protective workwear. In-store cleaning regimes will be intensified.Recovery and growth potentialWe’ve seen a lot of this in other retailers’ outlets already, of course. But the directors emphasised in last week’s update the size of each shop will constrict the firm’s capacity to operate to varying degrees. They anticipate that overall sales may be lower than normal “for some time.”Lower anticipated sales and a reduced range of products mean some staff will remain on furlough “until sales levels begin returning to normal.” But Greggs has a great business that seems well worth saving with help from the government.Over the past few years, the stock has been a great investment for its shareholders too. Indeed, proceeds from the cash-generating business have been ploughed back in to fund an impressive expansion programme.Chief executive Roger Whiteside said in last week’s update: “Great uncertainty remains.” But the directors are “confident” Greggs can adapt to market conditions in the short term while continuing to invest in the long-term growth of the business. I’m tempted to buy some of the shares for their recovery and growth potential. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Friday Funnies – Nick Easter takes a tumble over a drinks cooler

first_imgFriday Oct 11, 2013 Friday Funnies – Nick Easter takes a tumble over a drinks cooler It wasn’t a happy afternoon for Nick Easter as Harlequins tasted an 18-13 defeat at the hands of London Irish, away last weekend. To make matters worse Easter took a tumble over a badly positioned drinks cooler. The look on his face suggests a few medics will be off his Christmas cards list.Although the ball did pop out of his hands at the end Easter deserves some credit, for a big man he showed impressive athleticism and good technique, never taking his eyes off the ball. Thankfully he didn’t suffer an injury from the fall.Anticipation is building for the first round of this year’s Heineken Cup which kicks off this weeekend with the first twelve matches. Harlequins have been drawn in Pool 4 and will start their campaign tomorrow night against the Scarlets at the Twickenham Stoop. “It’s a tough group, along with Quins we also have big spenders Racing Metro and Clermont Auvergne and I don’t think many people are giving us much of a chance” said Scarlets and Wales centre Jonathan Davies. With both teams coming off the back of recent defeats, there will be plenty to prove in this Anglo-Welsh battle. Hopefully the drinks coolers will be placed a little further away from the action so that the biggest hits we’ll be talking about are from the players.View more amusing videos in our funnies sectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Chemistry club interacts with kids in homecoming parade

first_imgArt, science departments to continue zoo enrichment course The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin Connie Beltran Twitter ReddIt Students paint bacteria in cross campus learning Chemistry Club perform experiments before Homecoming Parade Connie Beltran is a senior at TCU majoring in journalism and minoring in French. She covers the College of Education and the College of Science and Engineering for TCU 360. Twitter Facebook ReddIt Chemistry Club perform experiments before Homecoming Parade Several families stopped by the booth to see the different experiments. Kids were able to make their own slime as well as watch members of the club perform other experiments.Kids were required to wear goggles while working on their slime projects.April Norris, a TCU alumna, said it was entertaining to see what the club had organized.“I love to see the students reaching out to the public, especially the kids,” said Norris. Linkedin Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Chemistry Club perform experiments before Homecoming Parade Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Chemistry Club perform experiments before Homecoming Parade Chemistry Club perform experiments before Homecoming Parade Boykin, Doctson among 14 football players graduating Saturday Chemistry Club perform experiments before Homecoming Parade Students prepping for research symposium Members of the TCU Chemistry Club gathered to help visitors and students learn about science while waiting for the TCU homecoming parade on Friday, Oct. 2.Professors and students from the club guided kids through their own science experiments.Kaitlyn Upton, the club’s vice president of fundraising, said the main purpose of the homecoming booth was to talk to alumni, visitors and kids about science.Upton said the club wants kids to have an interest in science and for them to be entertained while learning.The club set up a booth with five different experiments for visitors to see and try on their own. The experiments were meant to help kids understand how some aspects of science work.The parade was also an opportunity for the club to represent the College of Science and Engineering and display some of the things that they get to work on.Sarah Price, club president and junior biochemistry major, said they wanted to reach out to the community and show people what’s happening in the department. Facebook print Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Previous articleBoykin and Doctson break records in first half as TCU tramples Texas 37-0Next articleTurpin scores four touchdowns in 50-7 blowout win over Texas Connie Beltran RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Chemistry Club perform experiments before Homecoming Parade + posts Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

The blogger Khaldun Al-Batal arrested

first_img July 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The blogger Khaldun Al-Batal arrested RSF_en News Organisation center_img Help by sharing this information The blogger Khaldun Al-Batal was arrested while covering a peaceful sit-in in the Bab Tuma district of Old Damascus.last_img

LCDC’s key role in delivery of public services

first_imgFacebook NewsLocal NewsLCDC’s key role in delivery of public servicesBy Alan Jacques – April 23, 2015 754 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSlimerickLimerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)Local Economic and Community Plan Printcenter_img Previous articleBreastCheckNext articleAdults bully too (Editorial) Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is playing a key role in the development of a six-year Local Economic and Community Plan for the city and county.Established last year under the Government plan for effective local government, the committee comprises of 17 members drawn from both the statutory and non public and non-statutory socio-economic partners across Limerick and has oversight and responsibility for local development and community-related funding.The LCDC is now working with the Economic Development, Enterprise and Planning Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) of the local authority to deliver the strategy, which is expected to be published in December. The plan will feature an integrated approach to local authority community development programmes, local development programmes funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) and those funded by other Departments.Committee chairperson, Cllr Eddie Ryan said that the work of the LCDC will be “underpinned by a collaborative approach at local and central government level to support the streamlining of local development structures, as well as to ensure more targeted resource allocation and sustainable funding arrangements for Limerick”.“Our key focus is to make sure that the delivery of public services is carried out in a way that is responsive to specific local needs and circumstances, and that all of Limerick benefits directly from State-funded local and community development interventions,” said Cllr Ryan.Director of Services Josephine Cotter-Coughlan said a process of identifying actions that will strengthen and develop the economic and community sectors is underway. WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

No Gloves & Two Drops Of Sanitizer; Petition Highlights Plight Of Workers Of Navi Mumbai Civic Body, Bombay HC Seeks Reply [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesNo Gloves & Two Drops Of Sanitizer; Petition Highlights Plight Of Workers Of Navi Mumbai Civic Body, Bombay HC Seeks Reply [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap13 May 2020 9:53 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday sought to know from the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) the total number of face masks, hand gloves, hand sanitizers procured and the cost paid for procuring each of these items. Court has also asked the civic body to disclose how often these masks, gloves etc are replenished. Justice SJ Kathawalla was hearing a writ petition filed by Samaj…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday sought to know from the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) the total number of face masks, hand gloves, hand sanitizers procured and the cost paid for procuring each of these items. Court has also asked the civic body to disclose how often these masks, gloves etc are replenished. Justice SJ Kathawalla was hearing a writ petition filed by Samaj Samata Kamgaar Sangh, a union representing the 6277 workers working for NMMC seeking directions to the civic body to ensure protective gear like masks etc. is provided to these workers who fight the pandemic of Covid-19 on the frontlines everyday. Petitioners alleged that apart from “providing low quality face masks and hand gloves on one occasion”, the Corporation has not provided any protective gear to the workers. Advocate Bhavesh Parmar instructed by Gravitas Legal appeared for the petitioner and submitted that out of the said 6277 workers, 3261 workers are involved in Solid Waste Management including day-to-day road cleaning and transportation of garbage. The petition states- “They are compelled to handle garbage and solid waste with bare hands and are not provided with any water to clean their hands and feet throughout the day. They are only provided with 2-3 drops of hand sanitizers at the Hazeri Shade before they start working and 2 drops at the end of their shift.” Moreover, about 693 workers are employed in the health department, which includes duties at four Corporation run hospitals and 23 Urban Health Posts across Navi Mumbai. About 65 workers are employed on cemetery cleaning duty. Parmar submitted that despite the workers discharging essential services and having been regularly reporting to work at their respective stations, they are not provided with any protection from Covid-19 virus such as hand sanitizers, hand gloves, face masks, PPEs etc. Consequently, the lackadaisical approach of NMMC and its Commissioner has led to a few positive cases of Covid-19 among the workers of the Union while over 24 persons are placed under home quarantine and at quarantine centres. Court was informed that the petitioner Union has addressed several letters to the Municipal Commissioner of NMMC and the Deputy Commissioner, Solid Waste Management, requesting them to look into the problems faced by these workers, but no response was received. Finally, when the Deputy Commissioner, Solid Waste Management visited some of the Hazeri Shades, he noted that the problems of the workers were real and grave and needed to be addressed at the earliest. However,no action is taken thereafter by the NMMC. Also, in a notification dated April 7, 2020, NMMC had observed that since transportation facilities were shut down as a result of the lockdown, its workers found it diffcult to travel to their work stations. Additionally, it was observed that the workers were unable to arrange for food as all eateries and restaurants were shut. Thus, a daily allowance of Rs.300 to the workers and employees of NMMC was sanctioned. However, the said amount is not paid to 6277 workers on the ground as they are contractual labourers, Parmar told the Court. Advocate Sandip Marne appeared on behalf of the Corporation. After taking instructions, he submitted that all personal protective equipments including hand gloves, face masks and hand sanitizers are being provided from time to time to all the workers. When Justice Kathawalla inquired as to when the protective equipments were last provided to the workers, Advocate marne sought time to take instructions. Finally, Court directed NMMC to file an affidavit setting out the number of face masks, hand gloves, hand sanitizers which were in their possession prior to the announcement of the lockdown, the subsequent additions thereto, along with detailed break up of the distribution carried out from time to time till date. NMMC shall also inform the Court the names and addresses of the individuals/firms from whom the said equipment are purchased and at what price. Additionally, NMMC must place the findings of the Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Solid Waste Management when he visited the Hazeri shades, on record. The matter has been kept for hearing on May 14 at 11:30 amClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Delhi Court Remands Disha Ravi To One Day Police Custody In ‘Toolkit’ Case

first_imgTop StoriesDelhi Court Remands Disha Ravi To One Day Police Custody In ‘Toolkit’ Case Nupur Thapliyal22 Feb 2021 4:13 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Monday remanded 22-year old climate activist Disha Ravi to one-day fresh police custody in relation to the toolkit FIR. She was produced today before the Patiala House Court Magistrate on the expiry of her 3-day judicial custody. The police had got 5-day custody of Ravi earlier, on February 14, after her arrest on February 13 from Bangalore.Additional Chief…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi Court on Monday remanded 22-year old climate activist Disha Ravi to one-day fresh police custody in relation to the toolkit FIR. She was produced today before the Patiala House Court Magistrate on the expiry of her 3-day judicial custody.  The police had got 5-day custody of Ravi earlier, on February 14, after her arrest on February 13 from Bangalore.Additional Chief Metropolitan Chief Magistrate Pankaj Sharma of Patiala House Courts passed the order.The Additional Sessions Court is set to pronounce orders on Disha Ravi’s bail application tomorrow.Seeking 5 days police custody, the Additional Public Prosecutor submitted that there was a need to confront Disha Ravi with the co-accused Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk. The APP further submitted that Disha created the ‘toolkit’ in association with groups having Khalistani links.Advocate Siddharth Agarwal, appearing for Ravi, opposed the demand for 5-day police custody by pointing out that they had 5-day police custody in the beginning, which was followed by 3-day judicial custody as per their demand.Agarwal argued that the further grant of police custody will impact the bail order, which is expected tomorrow. He submitted that the new remand application raises more or less the same points raised in the first remand application.”This is an attempt to overreach my bail application”, Agarwal submitted.The police told the court that they filed the new remand application because new accused are to be questioned soon.”We have not asked for unnecessary remand after expiry of 5 days. We feel it today since the other co accused are here. It is not a petty case. It has transnational ramifications. This is why the new application is filed today so that we can facilitate the investigation”, police said.The APP asked why the police remand is seen as a punishment, when it can be favourable to the accused, as she might be able to shift the blame to the co-accused.”I want to know, why is police custody remand is seen as a punishment? Why the accused is seeing as if something wrong will come against her in police custody remand?”, the APP submitted.On February 19, the ACMM had remanded her to three days judicial custody. On the next day, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana of Patiala House Courts reserved orders on her bail application for February 23.Delhi Court Reserves Orders On Disha Ravi’s Bail Plea; Asks Police About Evidence Linking ‘Toolkit’ To Jan 26 ViolenceShe was arrested from her Bangalore residence on February 13 by the Delhi police in a case registered over the “toolkit” shared by international activist Greta Thunberg related to the farmer’s protest on social media.The Bombay High Court has granted three-weeks transit anticipatory bail to co-accused Advocate Nikita Jacob in the case.The Cyber Cell of the Delhi Police had lodged an FIR on February 4 against unnamed persons over the ‘toolkit’ shared in connection with coordination of farmers protests. The case against unnamed persons was registered on charges of criminal conspiracy, sedition and various other sections of the Indian Penal Code, the police said. Ravi’s was the first arrest made by the police in the case.Ravi has filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court aggrieved by the media reportage about her. On Friday, a bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh observed that media should exercise editorial discretion to avoid sensationalism which could hamper the investigation in the case. The bench also directed the Delhi Police to ensure that no media leakage happens in compliance with the stand taken by it in its affidavit.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Contagious Enthusiasm

first_img You Might Like TPD seeking funds for three new positions With vacancies in its staff, the Troy Police Department is looking to fund three new positions. But, with more than… read more By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Contagious Enthusiasm Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content “Compassion that is genuine has a sweetness of heart and a tenderness of spirit,” Mathison said. “As you go forward into life, you will cross paths every day with people who are hurting. Take a compassionate spirit into the world. Caring is the most important thing. It is ultimately what matters.“And the most important thing is having a faith that is real. The storm is coming. Build your life on a solid foundation so that you will be able to weather any storm. Open your mind and heart and receive these four keys and you will have a victorious life.”John Thomas Coston, class salutatorian, told his classmates that success and happiness are not measured in money or fine cars but by what one gives to others.“Find what you love to do and be the best you can at doing it,” Coston said. “If you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life. Always put God first in all the choices you make and that will take you in the right direction.” During their Commencement Exercise Thursday night, the members of the Pike Liberal Arts School Class of 2009 were given what will surely be the most important graduation gift they will receive – the keys to a victorious life.The keys were presented to them during Dr. George Mathison’s graduation address but the safe keeping of those keys will be up to each senior as he or she begins a new chapter in life.Mathison, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Auburn, told the graduating seniors that there are four keys to a victorious life – an enthusiasm that is contagious, an attitude that is positive, a compassion that is genuine and a faith that is real. He challenged the graduating seniors to be excited about life and to have a passion for living.“That enthusiasm will spill over and affect the lives of others,” Mathison said. “A positive attitude is important. Our life is what our thoughts make us. John Milton said that the mind is its own place. It can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.”As an example, Mathison compared the last words of Napoleon, ‘I have never known six days of happiness’ to those of Helen Keller, ‘I never knew life could be so beautiful’ and challenged the graduating seniors to think uplifting thoughts and always keep God first in their lives. Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Book Nook to reopen Skip In the valedictory address, Mallory May called graduation a special moment that marks the end of infancy and childhood and opens the door to the future. May quoted from Robert Frost’s “Birches.”“‘So was I once myself a swinger of birches; And so I dream of going back to be,’” she said. “We will leave here tonight emotionally connected and will begin to look back on these as the good old days. But we must look to the future with hope because soon that future will become the past. As we keep an eye on the rearview mirror, we must continue to look ahead and say ‘hello’ to a great world of fantastic opportunities and meet the challenges at the crossroads.”Ceil Sikes, PLAS, headmaster, and Mark Calk, chair of the PLAS board of trustees, presented diplomas to the 33 graduating seniors who stood both smiling and crying beneath a banner that read: Don’t tell me the sky is the limit. There are footprints on the moon. Published 10:44 pm Thursday, May 21, 2009 By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

Florida high school unveils synthetic frogs for dissection in biology class

first_imgSynDaver(NEW YORK) — The smell of formaldehyde in classrooms may soon be a thing of the past as high schools begin to introduce synthetic animals for biology students to dissect, instead of the real thing. Students used their scalpels to dissect nearly 100 “realistic man-made” frogs for the first time last week at the J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida, according to Syndaver, the Tampa-based company that manufactures human and animal models for medical simulation, education and medical device development.The frogs are constructed using synthetic tissue and mimic the visual and textural properties of a live female frog, according to SynDaver. They feature synthetic skeletons complete with muscles and “highly realistic” skin and organs, including a reproductive system with eggs.Each frog costs $150 and can be reused.The synthetic frogs would replace the use of dead, chemically preserved frogs, which can be dangerous to those who handle them, according to SynDaver.Typically, frogs for dissection are bathed in chemicals, and their organs are “monochromatic and difficult to differentiate,” according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). About three million frogs are killed annually for dissection, according to the advocacy organization.The company expects the technology to soon be embraced by school science labs nationwide.“The Pasco County School District is committed to being a leader in innovation and opportunity for students, so we are excited to announce that Mitchell High School is the first in the world to use SynFrogs in science labs, giving our students a learning experience no other students have ever had,” Kurt Browning, Pasco County superintendent of schools, said in a statement.Shalin Gala, PETA vice president of international laboratory methods, described the synthetic frogs as a “revolutionary new educational tool.”“We look forward to schools around the world adopting this state-of-the-art technology that will not only save millions of frogs, but is a far more effective and safer teaching tool,” Gala said in a statement. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more