What’s it like to coach Fiji? John McKee on the impossible job

first_imgFiji are back in the northern hemisphere and they have some talented players – but you would like to coach them? You would hardly see the players and would have to do it by remote control… Ahead of the Barbarians match McKee had barely got back onto first-name terms with his players before the kick-off. They had had three Tests in June, against Tonga, Samoa and Georgia but of the squad on current duty only half-a-dozen started that final fixture. The Baa-Baas result was a kick in the guts for the Fijians but there is a reason – as McKee explains.Slipped through the net: Fijian Virimi Vakatawa is now prospering with France“We had a three-day camp in Toulouse where all the professional players come in,” he said. “With travelling and everything, we really had four sessions, Monday afternoon, two on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. The requirements say that the professional players return to their clubs and some of them played for their clubs and then we reassembled on Sunday night in Belfast.“There were still players coming in Monday morning, some players played on Sunday with a Friday night game it was a pretty tough week’s preparation.”There are something north of 160 Fijians playing rugby in France alone and with so many of them trying to earn a few euros in the northern hemisphere – and who can blame them when they are on a paltry few hundred quid a Test –  the national coach is up against it.McKee added: “We have had very little time together since the World Cup. The World Cup for the tier-two countries is always a good year because the windows and player availability are bigger. The Pacific Nations Cup is expanded and we play a number of games together. Also we are in camps for a number of months rather than a number of weeks. Breaking new ground: With time and preparation, Fiji won Olympics Sevens Gold“Since the World Cup we had a June Test series in Fiji but the French competition ran right into the June window. Technically we could have requested the release of our players but we took the decision that any players who were involved in the finals we would not select in fairness to the players – that was the best pathway to go. We always find in the June window that players who play in Europe they may need off-season surgery or recovery so we do not always have our best squad in June. This November we would have had our strongest squad together since the World Cup.“The professional era of rugby does make it difficult assembling our players but you look at what the Sevens squad achieved, the programme ran on a shoestring compared to a lot of other countries, so it’s not always about the money.”But a large dollop of dosh always helps and, hopefully, things are about to get better if the sponsors who are apparently going to put their hands in their pockets deliver the readies. Fiji will have a team in Australia’s National Rugby Championship next year, Olympic gold mania has already struck Suva, a Super Rugby outfit is being talked about and who knows the governing bodies might lob them a bit more cash. Then the rugby world could have a real force on their hands and McKee might get to know his players’ first names again and some of them might opt to play for the land of their birth. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fiji have been in town this week, staying in Teddington, and the coaching staff have been bombarded with the same questions they get lobbed every time the team visits the United Kingdom. And just because the questions are not exactly original that does not make them irrelevant.They usually revolve around money, players defecting to other nations and the availability of big names to the national side.The presence of Nathan Hughes in the England squad and the hat-trick scored by Virimi Vakatawa, for France against Samoa, probably didn’t improve their mood but there might be some good news on that front though when World Rugby finally change the three-year residency rules. And, if, Fiji get a Super Rugby franchise, which is on the cards finally, and have their best players at home the rest of the world had better look out – but for the moment they are time and cash poor.Power play: The selection of Fijian qualified Nathan Hughes for England has raised eyebrowsThe Fijians are getting about £400 for playing against England whose players are trousering the thick end of £22,000 but you won’t find the tourists moaning about that.John McKee, a New Zealander who has been around the coaching block, is currently charged with fielding the queries and most are met with a shrug of the ‘there-is-nothing-we-can-do-about-it variety’. Eddie Jones has a similar outlook but the access he gets to his squad is in a different league to what McKee can budget for and the RFU has pretty deep pockets.If you put aside the wondrous playing talent the Fijians have at their disposal and the fanaticism for rugby in the islands McKee really has got the impossible job and if the locals were not so good at the game he would probably be in silver revolver mode and taking the easy way out.Tough gig: Fiji coach John McKee has one of the toughest jobs in rugbySince the last World Cup, when Fiji gave England a hurry-up, lost by a total of 25 points to Australia and Wales and thumped Uruguay, McKee and his players have been virtual strangers – they might as well have been internet dating and been sharing awkward glances over a bottle of cheap vino.This autumn they first played the Barbarians, in Belfast, and got beaten 49-7 for their troubles and have games against England, at Twickenham, and Japan, in Vannes, in France. But if anything, apart from the massive money discrepancy and the fact only six of the 29-man squad are based in Fiji, sums up the haves and the have-nots situation it is the amount of time McKee actually gets to spend with his squad. Brothers in arms: Fiji are a side motivated by family and togetherness TAGS: Fiji last_img read more

Rugby’s Greatest: Mark Ella

first_imgOn that 1984 European tour, Ella scored a try in every Test by following his pass and staying available as a support player. It replicated his feat on the 1977-78 Australian Schoolboys tour, when the tourists won all 19 games and scored 110 tries against six.Celebrated: the Ella brothers with their dad at a book launch at Randwick, 1984 (Fairfax Media)In tandem with brothers Glen and Gary, he had set the Aussie club game alight when guiding Randwick to five consecutive Premierships from 1978-82, and in the last of those years Mark was made Wallaby skipper – the first indigenous Australian to captain a national sports team.He led his country in ten of his 25 Tests and his chilled-out character is highlighted by a tale told by former team-mate and later Wallaby coach Michael Cheika, who recalls discovering Ella secretly listening to the races on an earpiece ahead of a comeback game by the fly-half during the late 1980s.Eddie Jones, another who played with Ella at Randwick, grew up with him and knew better than anyone about his special qualities. When the now England coach was dishing out nicknames, he kept it simple with Ella. “He was God. He was that good,” he says in his book. Attacking genius: Ella in action during the 1984 European tour, when he inspired a Grand Slam (Getty) Major teams: Randwick, NSW, MilanCountry: AustraliaTest span: 1980-84Test caps: 25 (25 starts)Test points: 78 (6T, 3C, 8P, 8DG)Rugby’s Greatest: Mark EllaDavid Campese calls him the best he’s ever seen and the only negative to Mark Ella’s career is its brevity because, after blazing a trail across Australia and Europe, he quit the international game at 25, seemingly unhappy at the more ‘serious’ approach of Wallaby coach Alan Jones.Ella was a one-off, a genius. Few players down the years could match his sublime handling skills but it was his attacking mindset that set him apart. Instead of defences looking to unnerve the fly-half, Ella turned the tables by putting pressure on defenders; he played so flat that they were forced to make decisions under stress and by standing so close to his scrum-half – generally, no more than three metres wide of him – he would draw the openside flanker on to him and take him out of the game.Michael Lynagh adopted much of Ella’s teachings for his own game, including the ‘catch, pass and support’ principle that underpins classic running rugby.“Mark would say that if he touched the ball twice the team tended to score and if he touched it three times he himself tended to score,” says Lynagh, who played outside Ella on the 1984 Grand Slam tour. “His sleight of hand, his decoys and so forth, were mesmeric, and he was also a lovely communicator. He was great fun to play with.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wallaby fly-half Mark Ella retired from international rugby before he even reached his prime, yet his short presence at the top was tinged with pioneering greatness TAGS: The Greatest Players Ella played at Milan in Italy with kindred spirit Campese before embarking on a coaching and media career.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Britain sets out interfaith principles concerning international aid

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ By ENInews staffPosted Jun 28, 2012 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Britain sets out interfaith principles concerning international aid Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Ecumenical News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on June 26 hosted the launch of a British government initiative called “faith partnership principles” that will guide the Department for International Development’s relations with religious organizations.The department said it will work with faith groups to identify three priority countries for collaborative learning and action; facilitate an interfaith forum and keep faith groups informed about funding opportunities, according to the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS).Williams noted “the distinctive contribution of faith-based organizations and faith communities in the humanitarian and development arena,” adding that “there is great potential in promoting mutual understanding, critical engagement and collaborative action between governments, civil society and faith communities in promoting global justice and sustainable development.”The document outlining the principles was produced in consultation with a working group from faith-based development organizations across the faith spectrum, ACNS said.“Faith makes such an important contribution to development … Faith groups are doing excellent work in providing not only humanitarian relief, but delivering health, education and other services in some of the most troubled parts of the world … I look forward to the closer partnership with people of faith who play a unique role in fighting poverty,” wrote Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell in the foreword.“What we share with each other as faith communities is a vision of humanity that speaks not just of rights but of the honor due to human beings, an honor that informs and drives our commitment to international development,” Williams said.The launch event also included a panel discussion and debate on the subject “Faith, Poverty and Justice” that included Williams; Gurharpal Singh, professor in inter-religious relations and development at the School of Oriental and African Studies; Severine Deneulin, lecturer in international development at the University of Bath and Fuad Nahdi, executive director of Radical Middle Way. Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

Episcopal officials defend refugee resettlement after report Trump officials suggest…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Faith & Politics, Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Immigration, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA By David PaulsenPosted Jul 19, 2019 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal officials defend refugee resettlement after report Trump officials suggest halt to program Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Refugees Migration & Resettlement An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Syrian refugee Ahmad al Aboud and his family members, on their way to be resettled in the United States as part of a refugee admissions program, walk to board their plane in Amman, Jordan, in 2016. Photo: Reuters[Episcopal News Service] Trump administration officials reportedly have discussed the option of reducing refugee resettlement to zero in the next federal fiscal year, a move that critics warn could devastate the long-term resettlement capabilities of Episcopal Migration Ministries and the eight other agencies with federal contracts to do that work.A final decision on resettlement numbers isn’t expected until September – the fiscal year starts in October – but Politico’s July 18 report on the administration’s discussions prompted Episcopal Church officials to affirm the church’s support for the resettlement program and warn against halting it.“Welcoming the stranger is a core tenet of our faith. Episcopalians around the country in our churches and faith communities stand ready to welcome and embrace refugees,” said the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the Presiding Bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church.His quote was released as part of a statement from Episcopal Migration Ministries, or EMM, that urged the Trump administration to return refugee resettlement numbers to historical norms after the sharp cuts of recent years. The ceiling for refugee resettlement was lowered to just 30,000 this year, down from 85,000 before President Donald Trump took office in 2017.Reducing the ceiling to zero would parallel other policy moves the Trump administration has made to curtail both legal and illegal immigration, after candidate Trump made a hardline approach to immigration a cornerstone of his winning election bid. This week, his administration announced restrictions on protections for asylum-seekers that would turn away most of those who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum. That plan faces legal challenges.“In light of the recent asylum restrictions, these reports of the administration admitting zero refugees next year are extremely concerning and indicate an attempt to curtail any humanitarian pathways to protection,” Lacy Broemel, policy adviser for The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, told Episcopal News Service in an email. “It’s critical that Episcopalians speak out to their members of Congress to oppose such policies.”Office of Government Relations has an advocacy page on its website devoted to the refugee resettlement program, and it issued a statement of concern this week in response to the asylum restrictions.The Politico report is just the latest development to add to the ongoing uncertainty that Episcopal Migration Ministries and other refugee resettlement agencies face in the Trump era. It wasn’t clear until late last fall that all of those agencies’ contracts would be renewed for this year to help the State Department resettle refugees fleeing war, persecution and other hardships in their home countries.Syrian refugee Baraa Haj Khalaf, left, kisses her father, Khaled, as her mother, Fattoum, cries after arriving at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, in February 2017. Photo: ReutersEMM has resettled more than 95,000 refugees since the 1980s, providing a range of services for these families upon their arrival in the United States, including English language and cultural orientation classes, employment services, school enrollment and initial assistance with housing and transportation.The agency finally received word on Nov. 30, 2018, that the State Department would renew its contracts with all nine agencies, but with the ceiling down to just 30,000 for the year, much of that work already had been reduced. EMM once oversaw 31 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses, but now that number is down to 13 affiliates in 11 dioceses.At a meeting of federal security officials last week, a representative from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services suggested lowering the cap to zero, Politico reported, citing unnamed sources who were familiar with that plan. The immigration official, and a second official from the State Department, reportedly argued such a plan was justified by refugee security concerns, adding that protections still would be available through the asylum process.Homeland Security officials raised the possibility of lowering the cap to 10,000 or as low as 3,000, Politico reported, effectively maintaining only the barest of resettlement programs. An official with Church World Service, one of the nine resettlement agencies, told Politico that such cuts would have long-term negative effects.“It would mean that the capacity and the ability of the United States to resettle refugees would be completely decimated,” said Jen Smyers, a Church World Service director.The Department of Defense, in the past, has defended the resettlement program, citing the example of Iraqi refugees who were resettled in the United States after assisting the American military in Iraq. Politico reported former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had advocated keeping the ceiling at 45,000 refugees.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has been vocal in recent months supporting refugees and compassionate immigration policies. He issued a plea to “welcome the stranger” in a video released in June for World Refugee Day, and this week, he released another video message referencing Christian teachings and scripture in lamenting the humanitarian crisis on the United States’ southern border.Curry, in Panama for Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales, told ENS on July 19 that he hoped the Politico report was not true.“But if it’s true, it’s wrong,” Curry said, invoking the symbol of the Statue of Liberty to counter anti-refugee sentiments. “We can be better than this. I know that we can be better than this. We have been, and we must find a way. … America must become America again.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Managing editor Lynette Wilson contributed to this report. 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Healthy Eating for Dogs: Raw vs. Kibble vs. Wet

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSDog FoodDogsPets Previous articleSpace Coast Birding festival coming to Lake ApopkaNext articleApopka Startup added to Central Florida “Book of Lists” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! As a dog owner, sometimes it’s difficult to know what type of food is best for your pup. You need to be well informed and consider your budget, lifestyle and the type of dog you own — for starters. In this week’s issue of Healthy Eating for Dogs, we examine raw, wet and dry dog foods so you can decide which type is the most appropriate choice for your Best Buddy.Dry Food – ‘Kibble’According to Leslie Kessinger, co-owner of Three Dog Bakery, dry kibble is the most processed form of dog food, followed by wet, freeze-dried raw and frozen raw in that order.Most people purchase dry kibble for their dogs because it’s cost effective and convenient. It’s also said to keep a dog’s teeth cleaner because of the scraping action when chewed. However, that’s not necessarily the case, as you will see below.Dry kibble is easy to serve, simple to store and has a long shelf life. It’s also easy to transport if you are traveling because it doesn’t require refrigeration. As we have covered in previous articles, however, the quality of kibble varies greatly from brand to brand.“Kibble is either a baked or extruded product. Extruded means that it is pushed through a die plate to create a uniform plate at a high temperature to protect from pathogens — much like how ready-to-eat cereals and pastas are made,” explains Kessinger. “Baked usually means that the product is cooked slowly over a longer period of time. Depending on the cooking time, temperature and cooking method, kibble can have a wide range of nutritional density when the cooking process is completed,” she adds.Kessinger says usually when food is extruded at an extremely high temperature, much of the nutrients are destroyed. Pet food manufacturers will compensate for this by adding a coating of vitamins and minerals to the dog food after the cooking process. In addition, extrusion can cause flavor in the food to be diminished. Therefore, a coating is adding to the kibble to make it palatable for dogs.“Not all extrusion is bad,” notes Kessinger. “Companies with innovative technology like Champion Petfoods, the producer of Acana and Orijen, have figured out how to avoid cooking at the highest temperatures to retain palatability and nutrient density while still maintaining high safety standards that eliminate pathogens.”All in all, kibble is the most popular food for dogs for good reason. “Kibble is convenient, shelf stable, and often more affordable than alternative diets. It can be wonderful diets for your pet if you make sure to buy a brand with high quality food standards, appropriate cooking methods, and fewer synthetic additives, like vitamins and flavoring,” adds Kessinger.Wet Food“Wet food is the misunderstood food product in the pet world,” says Kessinger. “It has a bad rap as a contributor to dental plaque, but it’s generally unfounded. Most people make the mistake of assuming that kibble helps scrape and clean teeth as its eaten because of its texture. Truthfully, the carbohydrate component of dry food directly contributes to plaque buildup and the scraping action is nearly non-existent.”Adult dogs benefit from diets that are low-carb, but high in animal proteins and fats. On the whole, wet food is more nutritious than kibble because canned food has almost twice as much protein and animal fat. However, an ounce of dry dog food still contains nearly four times as many calories as an ounce of wet food.“Wet food retains its moisture because it does not need to be dried out to become shelf stable, and generally has fewer additives because they can be cooked at lower temperatures, maintaining nutrition and palatability,” notes Kessinger.Kessinger says wet food can be a good choice for breeds like German Shepherd, Boxer and Great Dane who are prone to a condition called bloat. She explains, “Bloat can be a deadly condition in a dog, and results when the stomach fills with food, air, or liquid and puts pressure on other organs, causing decreased blood flow to vital organs or difficulty breathing.“Wet food does not swell in the stomach because of its moisture content, which makes it excellent for bloat-prone breeds. The moisture content can also be good for dogs that suffer from urinary tract or kidney issues. The water content of the food helps hydrate the system and flush out toxins. We love diets like our Evangers Grain Free protein line and Zignature foods which contain a single quality protein source and limited ingredients for sensitive tummies.”Wet food is more expensive than dry food; it’s messier and cannot sit in your dog’s bowl for hours. It also must be covered, refrigerated and used a few days after the first serving. However, the high moisture content in wet food helps dogs feel fuller faster, and can even provide additional hydration for the dog that doesn’t drink much water.Raw FoodRaw diets emphasize raw meat, bones, fruits, and vegetables. “Raw food is virtually unprocessed, meaning it contains the natural nutrient composition of its raw materials, making the nutrients more bio-available. They are also biologically appropriate diets for dogs because they contain higher protein and lower carbohydrate content,” says Kessinger.Raw food can have many advantages for your pup — like a shinier coat, better breath, cleaner teeth – however; it comes with risks as well. In order to provide your pup with a healthy raw diet, you must ensure that it’s balanced. Also, if part of that diet includes giving your dog bones, you must be sure he doesn’t choke, break a tooth or sustain a puncture.“Raw-diet feeders often comment on the reduction of gas and more compact stool in their pets, made possible through the lack of complex carbohydrates and the live enzyme inclusion,” adds Kessinger. “Raw products, particularly poultry, typically go through High Pressure Processing, a method by which the pressure is raised to a degree that bacteria cannot survive. It is a necessary processing method to ensure that harmful pathogens are not passed to an animal when food is consumed.”You can also purchase frozen raw or freeze-dried raw diets. The only difference is that freeze-dried products have the moisture component evaporated from the product so that it can be stored at room temperature, which makes it a convenient for travel. “The product retains all of its nutrient density, and when rehydrated, it has a similar impact on the system to frozen raw. The downside of raw is that it is generally more expensive, is more difficult to transport, and has a shorter shelf life than other food options,” Kessinger explains. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Sky House / Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster

first_img Area:  290 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/888505/sky-house-julia-jamrozik-and-coryn-kempster Clipboard Sky House / Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster Photographs:  Doublespace Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project General Contractor: “COPY” Save this picture!© Doublespace Photography+ 19Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs Houses CopyHouses•Douro-Dummer, Canada 2017 Projects Structural Engineer:Jim ThomsonCity:Douro-DummerCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Negotiating the steep topography of a lake-side site, this holiday house consists of two volumes stacked on one another. The lower volume nestles into the landscape so that it is barely visible as one first approaches the house. The upper volume rests on the lower one and on a concrete pier to form both a bridge and a cantilever. This massing strategy allows for increased access and permeability of the site and emphasizes the charged relationship between the building and the ground.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographySave this picture!Upper Volumen planSave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe upper volume contains living spaces and opens up towards the lake while the lower volume is more enclosed and houses bedrooms.  Responding to the need for accessibility for guests with disabilities, as well as thinking of the clients’ ability to use the building far into the future, a study/bedroom and accessible bathroom are provided on the main level. The roof of the lower bar becomes a terrace allowing elevated views and a direct connection to the living spaces.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographySave this picture!Perspective sectionSave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe factory-inspired skylights are rotated to admit north light without heat gain while orienting the solar panels due south so the house can generate all of its own power. The combination of vertical skylights and a fully glazed south-facing facade result in a generously daylit interior. A covered walkway shades the main wall of glass from summer sun while admitting lower winter sun to passively heat the dark-dyed concrete floor.Save this picture!Diagram 01Simple, low-maintenance, long-life materials are used on the facade, including a reflective standing seam metal roof and a lapped heat-treated (petrified) wood cladding, while the interior is lined with formaldehyde-free plywood. Playful elements are placed throughout from a glazed brick socle for the wood stove, to scattered colourful coat-hooks and a custom undercroft swing-bench.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow less3 Ways Multi-User VR Will Enhance the Design Work of the FutureArticlesAn Architect’s Guide to New Orleans: 21 Unmissable Works of Architecture and DesignArchitecture City Guide Share Architects: Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Elgin Butler, Stûv cube, ThermalWood Canada Gray Landscape Construction Year:  ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeJulia Jamrozik and Coryn KempsterOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDouro-DummerCanadaPublished on February 07, 2018Cite: “Sky House / Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster” 07 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Landscape Design: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/888505/sky-house-julia-jamrozik-and-coryn-kempster Clipboard Canada “COPY” Sky House / Julia Jamrozik and Coryn KempsterSave this projectSaveSky House / Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster Timberline Custom Homeslast_img read more

Tesco’s partnership with Cancer Research UK hits £40m mark

first_img  406 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis27 Howard Lake | 26 April 2017 | News Tagged with: Cancer Research UK charity of the year Events Research / statistics Tesco Tesco Turns Pink this weekendNow, as flagship sponsor, Tesco is integrated into all elements of the event series and has generated income through staff fundraising initiatives, in-store events and CRM products. For example, Tesco Turns Pink, has raised £500,000 since it started four years ago.As the supermarket embarks on a new health campaign to help staff and customers take steps to improve their health, Tesco will turn pink this weekend to support Race for Life.Thousands of staff will wear something pink in an effort to raise money for CRUK. Volunteers from the charity are invited into Tesco stores to fundraise, while in 200 F&F stores, customers will be able to donate their second-hand clothing, shoes and accessories to Cancer Research UK to sell in its shops.In addition, throughout April, May and June, Tesco is aiming to raise over £350,000 through CRM products.Charity of the YearCancer Research UK was also Tesco’s Charity of the Year in 2012. The partnership raised over £12 million, against a £10 million target.Lindsey Crompton, head of community at Tesco said: “At Tesco we’re committed to helping our customers and colleagues live healthier lives, and our longstanding partnership with Cancer Research UK has played a hugely important role in that.“The amount of money raised over the last 16 years is testament to the hard work of colleagues, suppliers and volunteers, as well as the fantastic generosity of our customers.”  405 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis27center_img Tesco’s partnership with Cancer Research UK hits £40m mark Advertisement Tesco’s 16 year partnership with Cancer Research UK has now raised £40 million, making it one of the biggest corporate charity partnerships in the UK.Half of this total has come from CRUK’s Race for Life fundraising events. Tesco first partnered with CRUK on this in 2002, encouraging women across the UK to get active, to raise cancer awareness and to raise funds for research. Since then, over 8.3 million women have taken part, including nearly 300,000 Tesco female staff. It pays the entrance fees of all staff wishing to take part in the Race for Life events. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

A Mother’s Legacy

first_imgMakenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Ann Louden’s Legacy Final Frogs for the Cure celebration honors 12 years with Ann Louden Facebook Facebook Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ ReddIt + posts Twitter Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleCal quarterback shines in Amon Carter StadiumNext articleTrevone Boykin suspended for Alamo Bowl after San Antonio bar fight Makenzie Stallo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Makenzie Stallo is a senior journalism major and French minor from Denton, Texas. She currently serves as a line editor. Students help elders “Cycle Without Age” TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Makenzie Stallo Linkedin Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Etiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s Scholars World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution print Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Supreme court overturns acquittal in murder of US journalist Paul Klebnikov

first_img RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says to go further Reporters Without Borders voiced the hope that today’s decision by the Russian supreme court to overturn the acquittal of three men in the 2004 murder of US journalist Paul Klebnikov could open the way to more thorough investigation of the case.Fail Sadretdinov, a Muscovite notary of Tartar origin and two Chechens, Musa Vakhayev and Kazbek Dukuzov, were acquitted for lack of evidence on 5 May, at the end of a jury trial before a Moscow assize court that began on 10 January. The prosecution filed an appeal against the verdict on 15 May. The supreme court’s ruling had been awaited since then. The three men will now be retried before a Moscow court.“We welcome this encouraging ruling,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Our thoughts go out to the Klebnikov family and the efforts it has made to know the truth. We take this opportunity to remind the Russian authorities that the person or persons who gave the orders for this murder have still not been identified. We hope the retrial will the occasion for a much more detailed investigation into this fundamental aspect of the case.”Peter Klebnikov, one of the journalist’s brothers, told Reporters Without Borders today: “This news shows that despite the delays and violations, the Russian system has the capacity to correct itself and justice could still perhaps be rendered.”Reporters Without Borders supports his demand, and that of Richard Behar of the Project Klebnikov, for the next trial to be open to the public, as this is the only way to guarantee a transparent judicial process.The editor of the Russian edition of the US magazine Forbes, Paul Klebnikov was gunned down outside his Moscow office on 9 July 2004.Read about the trial November 9, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme court overturns acquittal in murder of US journalist Paul Klebnikov Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia center_img June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en May 28, 2021 Find out more News News News Follow the news on Belarus May 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

Singapore’s premier hounds website editor again

first_imgMajor public interest issue Help by sharing this information Xu, who also uses the Chinese name of Xu Yuanchen, said in a statement that he was going to represent himself to avoid excessive legal fees. But he added: “As I will have to devote my time to prepare the case’s legal defence and learn the court’s procedural rules, the number of articles on TOC would likely drop and with that, its ad revenue.” Follow the news on Singapore Receive email alerts RSF_en SingaporeAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence Economic pressureJudicial harassment In what resembles David going into battle against Goliath, Terry Xu filed a “memorandum of appearance” with Singapore’s high court today in response to the summons issued against him five days ago on Lee’s behalf over a 15 August article. Xu’s filing means that he intends to defend himself against Lee’s lawyers. Organisation to go further News September 10, 2019 Singapore’s premier hounds website editor again The TOC article that Lee’s lawyers say caused “loss and damage” to their client simply drew attention to a surprising Facebook post by the prime minister’s wife, Ho Ching, in which she explained, “why sometimes it is okay to cut ties with toxic family members”. TOC is often harassed by the Singaporean authorities. In November 2018, the police arbitrarily detained Xu and Willy Sum, a blogger who had posted a comment on the site, and confiscated some of the site’s electronic equipment. “This lawsuit is yet another example of the insidious methods of intimidation and censorship that the Singaporean government uses against any media outlet that does not toe the official line,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. News News “TOC plays a vital role as the oldest independent news website in Singapore, where the press is subject to an absolutely implacable system of self-censorship. We urge Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to immediately abandon the absurd libel suit filed by his lawyers, which has absolutely no credible basis.” It is hard for any political observer in Singapore to ignore the family feud between Lee and his brother and sister, who have been squabbling for a couple of years over part of the inheritance left to them by their father, Lee Kwan Yew, the late prime minister and father of the nation. In the run-up to an often-postponed general election, the issue is an important one for Singapore’s citizens. SingaporeAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence Economic pressureJudicial harassment Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to abandon his latest absurd complaint against Terry Xu, the editor of the independent news website The Online Citizen (TOC), and to stop deploying his army of lawyers against anyone who publishes news reports he doesn’t like. Singapore is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources The prime minister is in the habit of bringing legal actions against anyone disseminating information not to his liking. The blogger Leong Sze Hian continues to face the possibility of a two-year prison sentence simply for sharing an article from the Malaysian website TheCoverage.my on Facebook. October 15, 2020 Find out more Terry Xu (left) is being sued over an article that drew attention to a surprising Facebook post by prime minister Lee’s wife, Ho Ching (photos: Julian Wong / Rice media – Toh Ting Wei / AFP). Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage News RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review October 2, 2020 Find out more April 10, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more