Hotshot: Reds and Australia speedster Jordan Petaia

first_imgMeet the teenager who toured with the Wallabies last November My Super Rugby debut was a big one – that was huge. The NRC (National Rugby Championship) final for Queensland Country was a big day and the Wallabies tour was obviously one of the biggest highlights. I was pretty surprised to be called up but there’s a great atmosphere and I really enjoyed it.Who’s been the biggest influence on your career? I’d say my family. And God. My family are very supportive and have helped me get to where I am. My faith is also important to me and has played a big part in my success.What do you do away from rugby? I’m planning to study next year – maybe business – but for the first year I wanted to concentrate on rugby.What are your goals for 2019? To make the Super Rugby finals with the Reds and hopefully to make the World Cup squad.RW VERDICT: One of the youngest players ever called up by the Wallabies, the teen has impressed for the Reds and Queensland Country – and recently signed a four-year contract extension. His skills and size put him in the frame for Japan 2019. Reds and Australia speedster Jordan PetaiaDate of birth 14 March 2000 Born Victoria Franchise Reds Country Australia Position Back threeHow did you get into rugby? I started playing league when I was eight. I also played soccer. Then when I went to Brisbane State High School at 13 or 14, I started playing union because they didn’t play league there. Now I like union better, it’s more strategic and it’s a fast game.What positions have you played? I’ve always been in the back three. I like attacking and running into space. My running game is probably a strength.Tell us about playing with Matt Toomua when you were younger… He’s a family friend. There’s a big age difference (ten years), so I didn’t learn so much from him on the field. But I did learn in terms of knowing if you work hard enough and keep pushing, you can go far.When did you link up with Queensland Reds? I started full squad training after I’d finished high school. It was a huge step up in terms of training intensity.2018 was a big year for you. What are your highlights? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img This article originally appeared in the January 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Promising teen: Jordan Petaia poses for a portrait (Getty Images) last_img read more

Fortress House / CSO Arquitectura

first_img 2014 Year:  Houses Spain Save this picture!© Esaú Acosta+ 27 Share Fortress House / CSO ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveFortress House / CSO Arquitectura Fortress House / CSO Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872459/fortress-house-cso-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” Architects: CSO Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Cortizo, MOSO, Palau Soluciones TécnicasRigger:Javier VegaStructure:Fernando San HipólitoCollaborator:Raúl OlivareConstructor:Construcciones P. Sánchez S.L.Architect In Charge:Javier de Antón FreileCity:ZamoraCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Raúl OlivaresRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The building is inspired by the traditional Casa-Patio (courtyard house). It is enclosed by a fenced wall as if it were a medieval wall generating an introspective space. Three courtyards (entrance, day area and sleeping area) organize the interior disposition of the building in the plot site in the shape of a T. Save this picture!© Esaú AcostaThe one-story building is organized in three zones, joined by a distributor in the central area of the T. One in the left longitudinal part with the day dependences, another one in the right longitudinal part where the office is and a third one in the transversal part for the sleeping places. Save this picture!© Esaú AcostaSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Esaú AcostaThe constructive system is reflected in the exterior with a first layer of plastered walls, over which a structure of wooden beams and joists is supported; they open and compose the elevations. Over the wooden structure a garden roof is supported with low consuming covering plants that have both an aesthetic and energetic efficiency functions.Save this picture!© Esaú AcostaProject gallerySee allShow lessPraksis Arkitekter Selected as Winners of Scandinavia’s Most Prestigious Architectur…Architecture NewsS|H Apartment / YAEL PERRY | INTERIOR DESIGNERSelected Projects Sharecenter_img “COPY” Projects Area:  189 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCSO arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZamoraSpainPublished on June 03, 2017Cite: “Fortress House / CSO Arquitectura” [Vivienda Fortaleza / CSO Arquitectura] 03 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?自然向内:堡垒式住宅 / CSO arquitectura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872459/fortress-house-cso-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Zamora, Spain ArchDaily Photographs:  Esaú Acosta, Raúl Olivares Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Seacliff House / Michael C.F. Chan & Associates

first_img 2012 Ish Jhamb & Associates Seacliff House / Michael C.F. Chan & AssociatesSave this projectSaveSeacliff House / Michael C.F. Chan & Associates “COPY” CopyHouses, Residential•San Francisco, United States Structure Engineer: Michael C.F. Chan & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884276/seacliff-house-michael-cf-chan-and-associates Clipboard Manufacturers: Samuel Cabot Incorporated, Samuel Cabot Incorporated Architects: Michael C.F. Chan & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Paul Dyer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884276/seacliff-house-michael-cf-chan-and-associates Clipboard Houses Projects Landscape Design:SWA GroupArchitect In Charge:Michael C.F. Chan, Jeffrey Hua ShenDesign Team:Michael Chan, Jeffrey Shen, Ed Libe, Carlo Calabia, Fiona JiangCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul DyerRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. Located on a steep cliff lot in the Sea Cliff district of San Francisco, California, this project is a custom rebuild single family house. Bordering the Presidio and Lincoln Park, this house overlooks the Pacific and the whole Bay Area views.Save this picture!© Paul DyerThis modern home utilizes quality and sustainable material: teak, zinc and simple stucco. Set on 48 concrete piers of the steep cliff site. Interesting and diverse windows at all sides open to this unique site, making the open interior space and natural building material hidden in the greens.Save this picture!© Paul DyerIn the area where most buildings are mere feet away from the street, this lot is set back behind, making the house almost invisible from the street and neighbors. Carefully designed fenestration give views of the neighbor’s back garden instead of the buildings. It feels completely private, like being living in a tree house.Save this picture!SectionThe interior is hi-lighted by a two-story skylight and teak stepping ramp which cascades up the full length of the house. Made of 6-inch-thick hunks of laminated teak, the stepping ramp rises like an interior bridge, with steel cable railing on side and two-story hull height wall of square cubbies. The open floor plan emphasizes contemporary day living while taking advantage of the spectacular views and setting.Save this picture!© Paul DyerThe Architect successfully persuaded the Owner to open a window in front of the bath vanity, instead of a standard mirror. Thus, instead of looking at her own just-woke-up face in the mirror, she can say morning to the Golden Gate Bridge.Project gallerySee allShow lessWave Apartments / Benson McCormack ArchitectsSelected ProjectsTaha Commercial Office / Makanpaydar Consulting CompanSelected Projects Share Year:  Area:  5676 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project United States Seacliff House / Michael C.F. Chan & Associates Interior Design: ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Paul Dyer+ 32 Share CopyAbout this officeMichael C.F. Chan & AssociatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBuildingsResidentialCaliforniaSan FranciscoHouseBay AreaMichael C.F. Chan & AssociatesUnited StatesPublished on December 02, 2017Cite: “Seacliff House / Michael C.F. Chan & Associates” 01 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?海崖住宅 / MCFCA 迈舍是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

First of 10,000 Life after Stroke Grants delivered through Royal Mail Group funding

first_imgFirst of 10,000 Life after Stroke Grants delivered through Royal Mail Group funding The first Life after Stroke Grant funded by the Royal Mail Group has been made. Stroke survivor Jabeen Mitha is the first beneficiary of 10,000 such grants that will be funded through the Royal Mail Group’s charity of the year partnership with the Stroke Association.Jabeen, from Newport in South Wales, has received a Rise and Recline Chair to help her move between sitting and standing on her own, giving her more independence.Jabeen said:“Getting a chair seems such a small thing but it has changed my life. I’m now so much more comfortable and I’m even able to have dinner at the table with my family, which is fantastic. I’d like to thank all of the fundraisers at Royal Mail for their support of the Stroke Association and people just like me.”Jim Swindells, Director of Fundraising at the Stroke Association, said: Advertisement Howard Lake | 9 December 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporatecenter_img “It’s absolutely fantastic to see how the fundraising efforts of Royal Mail staff are making a difference to the lives of stroke survivors. Over the next two years, we will continue to work together to help transform the lives of people living with this devastating condition.”Over the next two years, Royal Mail Group aims to raise at least £2 million for the Stroke Association.The Stroke Association was chosen as Royal Mail Group’s Charity of the Year after receiving almost 40,000 staff votes. During 2013-14, the company contributed £9.8 million directly to charities, good causes and schemes for disadvantaged groups. The company also supported £3.3 million of staff fundraising for charities and good causes across the UK. 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.  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Portal launches to help charities find better return rates for their cash

first_imgPortal launches to help charities find better return rates for their cash An online portal has launched that helps charities increase revenue by finding the best returns on their savings and cash in the bank.Cascade Cash Management (Cascade) has launched the service to help charities protect and increase the returns of their cash. It works by using a proprietary algorithm that searches through the savings accounts available from banks and building societies to find those with the best combination of rates for a charity’s preferences for liquidity, security and return. Cascade’s dataset is updated on a daily basis, recording and monitoring every account from all providers and across terms ranging from instant access up to five years.The service is aimed at charities with at least £250,000 in the bank. Financial directors or controllers of a charity can access the online portal directly, and export reports detailing their holdings. Users are also notified of any better rate opportunities or approaching maturities to help them ensure the rates remain at the top of the market.Cascade does not handle any cash itself but provides administrative support, issuing the documentation and application forms for the financial director of the charity to complete once an account has been recommended, and leaving the opening and closing of accounts to them.In one example, a charity with £7.5m in the bank earned an extra £63,000 in a year through the platform, by placing its money in multiple accounts that had better rates than its existing ones.Dr Emma Black, managing director of Cascade, said:“Many charities have ‘rainy day’ money and high net worth cash investments of over £250,000 sat in one bank, or in tied in low yielding savings accounts. This is such a waste of potential return that could be used for so many great charitable purposes, with exposure to only one provider unnecessarily increasing the charity’s risk.“Our portal has individual secure log in details and a comprehensive dataset using our unique optimisation and proprietary technology that can administer bespoke cash portfolios in seconds. It is not just all about good interest rates. Our product means clients can improve the term structure of their cash (from instant access up to five years) while also allowing for them to ensure that they have the desired degree of protection under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme or European equivalents.”  71 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19  72 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Melanie May | 16 May 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Digital Finance investmentlast_img read more

Axios Systems bring #AxiosGivesBack charity scheme to UK

first_img Howard Lake | 1 June 2017 | News — Axios Systems (@Axios_Systems) June 8, 2017  47 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: corporate Axios Systems bring #AxiosGivesBack charity scheme to UK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tasos Symeonides, Chief Executive Officer of Axios Systems, said: “We were delighted with how well received the launch of our charity fundraiser ‘Axios Gives Back’ was at PINK this year, so we decided to bring it to UK’s largest industry conference, SITS17, as part of our ongoing effort to support important causes”. Following the launch of its charity fundraising campaign in the US, Axios Systems, the IT Service Management and IT Asset Management providers, will bring ‘Axios Gives Back’ to the UK’s IT professionals show, SITS17 on the 7th and 8th June.Axios Gives Back will donate funds to a charity chosen by attendees over the course of the two-day event in Olympia London. Charities available to vote for include:Red CrossUNICEFSave the ChildrenMaggie’s Cancer Centres.To take part in the charity vote attendees will need to pick up an ‘Axios Gives Back’ bracelet at the Axios stand.Delegates can then increase the total amount donated by posting photos of their bracelet on social media sites with the #AxiosGivesBack hashtag.We are happy to be supporting @UNICEF, @Federation, @MaggiesCentres and @savechildrenuk as part of our fundraiser efforts! pic.twitter.com/fyLnqLPPof Advertisement  48 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Bombay HC To Start Physical Hearings In Criminal Appeal Cases From October 1

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC To Start Physical Hearings In Criminal Appeal Cases From October 1 Nitish Kashyap29 Sep 2020 9:02 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court has notified that physical hearings across all benches including the High Court at Goa will begin from October 1 in criminal appeal cases only between 11 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm. As per the notice dated September 29, the following judges will be hearing the matters physically between October 1 and October 30 at the principal bench-Two separate division benches,…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 has notified that physical hearings across all benches including the High Court at Goa will begin from October 1 in criminal appeal cases only between 11 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm. As per the notice dated September 29, the following judges will be hearing the matters physically between October 1 and October 30 at the principal bench-Two separate division benches, firstly the bench of Justice PB Varale and Justice VG Bisht and secondly the bench of Justice SS Jadhav and NJ Jamdar will be sitting on the same dates. The single bench of Justice AS Gadkari and the bench of Justice PD Naik will take up matters for hearing.Next Storylast_img read more

Strong winds, record heat will produce critical fire danger in California Friday

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Due to gusty winds and record heat in the Southwest and California, the areas are facing a critical fire danger Friday, especially in the Golden State.Fire danger alerts stretch from California all the way to Indiana Friday and into the weekend.Wind gusts could reach 30 to 55 mph from California to Colorado and red flag warnings have been issued for parts of Northern and Southern California.In northern California, inland areas gusted to 73 mph overnight, with dry, offshore winds.A heat advisory has been issued for almost the entire California coast, from the Mexican border to north of San Francisco, where temps will reach close to 100 degrees. Record highs are expected again Friday.More than a dozen record highs were reported across the Southwest Thursday, including Palm Springs, California, at 109 degrees, which was the hottest temperature in the country.Palm Springs has had 146 days this year where temperatures reached 100-plus, which is a single-year record for the city.More record highs Thursday included Riverside, California (101 degrees), Napa, California (101 degrees), Oakland, California (98 degrees) and even Houston Hubby airport in Texas tied a record of 93 degrees.There is some good news for California: It looks like record high temperatures will cool down soon, especially in the Bay area, where temps will go from the 90s down to the 70s. Even Burbank will be more comfortable, in the lower to middle 80s by early next week. However, there is no rain is forecast for the state.Meanwhile, it’s starting to cool down for large portions of the U.S. quickly.East of the Rockies, it’s getting cold, where it almost feels like winter for millions Friday morning.The wind chill makes it feel likes it’s freezing in Chicago while it’s in the 20s in Green Bay Friday.Freeze and frost alerts have been posted from the Rockies to western New York state.On the East Coast Friday night, temperatures will fall 20 to 30 degrees, with wind chills by Saturday morning in the 20s and 30s for the Northeast.Even the usually mild areas of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Boston will feel like the upper 30s and lower 40s Saturday morning.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Video: Behind BB75 Ken McMeikan

first_imgGreggs’ chief executive Ken McMeikan spoke exclusively to British Baker at the first BB75 Lunch about the company’s new shop opening programme, the expanding coffee market and coming away from the event with pockets full of business cards.Music: Pasadena by Emerald Park (Creative Commons licence)YouTube link: http://youtu.be/tTHMjzFg75klast_img

Press release: World Wildlife Day: A helping hand to turtles and mangroves

first_imgFauna & Flora International has been working to protect marine turtles in Nicaragua for 15 years and a key part of that work has been ensuring local communities are central to conservation initiatives.The most recent project received £385,617 from the UK Government’s Darwin Initiative in 2017 and has been achieving significant success for young turtle hatchlings.Joanna Elliott, Senior Director, Conservation Partnerships, Fauna & Flora International said: World Wildlife Day is a rallying reminder of the foundational importance of our planet’s biodiversity to all life on Earth. Wildlife underpins all life, and its loss imperils our own future. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the mangrove forests of the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans. These so-called blue forests protect shorelines, absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide, and form the foundation of fisheries and marine ecosystems that underpin coastal economies for hundreds of millions of people. Defra’s work is on the frontline of efforts to reverse mangrove loss – innovating scalable approaches to conservation that deliver meaningful benefits to people and nature. Projects like these are illustrative of the ‘win-win’ approach encouraging sustainable livelihoods whilst conserving some of the world’s iconic and endangered species and landscapes, which benefits us all. Government-funded projects to protect the world’s turtles and mangroves have been praised by the Environment Minister on World Wildlife Day.Today (Sunday 3 March) marks United Nations World Wildlife Day. The theme for this year is ‘Life below water: for people and planet’.One of the key animals whose plight is being highlighted is the turtle, targeted for their eggs, meat and shells. Turtles have also suffered from habitat loss due to construction on coastlines.The UK Government’s Darwin Initiative has supported the work of Fauna & Flora International to help these important sea creatures. One such project to protect leatherback and hawksbill turtles in Nicaragua has achieved a significant reduction in the illegal harvesting of their eggs.Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said: In Nicaragua we have worked with our community partners to bring about a 95% reduction in the number of turtle eggs that are illegally harvested and ensured more than 190,000 leatherback and hawksbill hatchlings have begun their ocean lives that otherwise would have been lost. Support from the Darwin Initiative has been critical in helping us find a solution that has not only benefitted biodiversity but also directly improved the lives and livelihoods of local people through jobs and business opportunities in tourism and related sectors.center_img World Wildlife Day is a chance to celebrate the wonderful individuals and organisations in coastal communities around the globe who are dedicated to protecting our flora and fauna. I am pleased to see this successful work to protect turtles in Nicaragua. The Darwin Initiative is critical in supporting this type of international conservation project. The UK is also a global leader in providing support and finance to help coastal communities protect and enhance vital resources, such as mangroves. This overseas support is critical to delivering on our ambition to be the first generation to leave our environment in a better state than we found it. A video of the project helping turtles in Nicaragua is available to view here.2019 marks the Government’s Year of Green Action, a year-long drive to help people to connect with, protect and enhance nature.The Darwin Initiative is a grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment around the globe. These projects reflect the UK Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan commitments to protect the marine environment, to secure the benefits of biodiversity for the poorest communities and to help prevent the extinction of species.Blue ForestsIn 2016, the UK Government funded the establishment of the ‘Blue Forests’ initiative run by British organisation Blue Ventures. The aim of the project is to reduce deforestation of mangroves habitat, create new sustainable livelihoods, support community health and women’s empowerment and increase climate resilience in coastal communities.This initiative has been funded through the UK’s International Climate Finance programme and plays a crucial role in addressing the global challenge of Climate Change.So far, Blue Ventures has worked with over 6,000 coastal people, empowering local management of 160,000 hectares (ha) of mangrove forests at six different sites across three countries, and partner villages have replanted 652,000 mangrove trees.Dr Alasdair Harris, Executive Director, Blue Ventures Conservation, said:last_img read more