Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgFurnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileFurnmart Limited markets furniture and electrical appliances for the domestic market through an international network of retail outlets in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia. The company also offers a range of smart credit services. Furnmart retail outlets offer a wide range of home products that includes kitchen appliances such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and microwaves; bedroom products which include bed bases and mattresses, and bedroom furniture, rugs, carpets and curtains; and stylish furniture for the lounge and dining room which includes couches, dining room tables and chairs, and quality carpets and curtains.last_img read more

Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgFlour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileFlour Mills Nigeria Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria with business interests in food production, packaging, agricultural industries, port operations and logistics and real estate. The company manufactures and sells past, noodle, edible oil and refined sugar as well as livestock feeds; supplies fertiliser; manufactures and markets laminated woven polypropylene sacks and flexible packing material; and grows and processes sugar cane, oil palm, fresh tropical fruit, poultry and cassava. Business interests in ports operations and logistics include operating Terminal A and B at the Apapa port and offering customs clearing, forwarding and shipping agents and logistics services. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc owns and manages real estate in Nigeria. The company is a subsidiary of Excelsior Shipping Company Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Villa Överby / John Robert Nilsson Arkitektkontor

first_img Year:  Houses Architects: John Robert Nilsson Arkitektkontor Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Stockholm, Sweden ArchDaily Sweden Villa Överby / John Robert Nilsson ArkitektkontorSave this projectSaveVilla Överby / John Robert Nilsson Arkitektkontor Area:  250 m² Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Åke Eson Lindman+ 16 Share photographs:  Åke Eson Lindman, John Robert NilssonPhotographs:  Åke Eson Lindman, John Robert NilssonSave this picture!© Åke Eson LindmanRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Situated on a natural plateau atop a rocky headland, the house enjoys panoramic views across the bay and the evening sun to the west. The Gotland limestone on con¬crete foundation is crafted like a massive plinth, building walkways along three of the house’s façades under the roof’s deep overhangs. On the side facing the sea, the limestone-covered foundation opens out into a large terrace with a sunken swimming pool and recessed sitting area providing shelter from the wind. The same limestone-covered foundation forms the connected floor space throughout the house. Save this picture!© Åke Eson LindmanThe entrance side of the house features a solid façade wall, plastered and decolored to matte black. The only interruption is a ceiling-high pivot door with a thin lattice of black stained oak filtering the light. The other façades are made up of a structural glazing system of full glass walls. The insulated glass consists of an outer layer of Optiwhite glass, reducing daylight discoloration, and an inner layer of thermal control glass to avoid condensa¬tion and downdraft. The bottom of the glass frame is completely recessed and hidden between limestone slabs, making the boundary between outside and in¬side practically non-existent. A hidden moat around the house, constructed of stainless steel with a limestone cover, channels rain and snow water away. Save this picture!© Åke Eson LindmanThe floor plan of the house, a simple rectangular shape, is clearly divided into private and social spheres. The pri¬vate sphere is further divided into bedrooms, bathrooms and storage, built around an open-concept living space. Instead of traditional doors, most openings are ceiling height. Simply turning the corner gives you the impres¬sion of entering a new room. The formative idea behind the house was to create a clear and concentrated form in marked contrast to the surrounding landscape. The presence of a concrete ob¬ject, abstract for the location, also heightens the experi¬ence of the rich shades of nature. Save this picture!© Åke Eson LindmanWhile an agreement on the basic idea was reached quickly, finalizing requirements regarding quality, preci¬sion and attention to detail was an extensive project. Behind the clean lines hides a series of advanced tech¬nological systems. Tap water is extracted from the sea and treated in a desalination unit. Heating for the floors, outdoor pool and hot water is produced by a geothermal heat pump. District cooling, so-called free air-condi¬tioning, is also pumped into the house through the rock shaft, which means that all air-conditioning is basically free of charge. All systems are operated by a smart con¬trol and monitoring solution, using a web-based inter¬face, controlled via the internet or a mobile handset. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessPabellon-S / Taller Diez 05Selected ProjectsDiller Scofidio + Renfro’s Winning Proposal for Zaryadye Park: “Wild Urbanism”Competition Results Share 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/449606/villa-overby-john-robert-nilsson-arkitektkontor Clipboard Villa Överby / John Robert Nilsson Arkitektkontor CopyAbout this officeJohn Robert Nilsson ArkitektkontorOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesStockholmHousesSwedenPublished on November 20, 2013Cite: “Villa Överby / John Robert Nilsson Arkitektkontor” 20 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Benbow Yard / FORMstudio

first_img Year:  United Kingdom CopyHouses•London Borough of Southwark, United Kingdom Architects: FORMstudio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 2018 Save this picture!© Bruce HemmingText description provided by the architects. FORMstudio’s latest completed project is a response to the Mayor of London’s Policy to optimise the re-use of small sites across London.Save this picture!© Bruce HemmingMalcolm Crayton, Director at FORMstudio comments: “The GLA’s draft New London Plan calls for an increased focus on small sites, which need to play a much greater role in housing delivery. Boroughs are encouraged to pro-actively support well-designed new homes on small sites through both planning decisions and plan-making in order to significantly increase the way in which challenging small sites can meet London’s housing needs – Benbow Yard is a perfect response to this policy.”Save this picture!© Bruce HemmingFORMstudio’s newly completed courtyard houses in the London Borough of Southwark are located on a tight, irregular brownfield plot, previously occupied by a metalworks. The challenging site had narrow access, outlook and daylight issues, and these constraints have directly determined the form and fenestration of the pair of new-build, 2-storey, 3-bedroom family houses.Save this picture!© Bruce HemmingThe houses, with their barrel-vaulted profile, are semi-submerged in order to mitigate visual impact.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanOn the East side, where the boundary is closest to the existing terrace of houses, the first floor is also set back, creating an extensive sedum roof, which provides additional light and an attractive outlook between the two structures. Windows are orientated to the south to take advantage of unrestricted views, maximising natural light and avoiding overlooking, with living spaces at the lowered level opening onto private courtyards.Save this picture!© Bruce HemmingThe ground floors are clad in a contemporary pale brick with the upper barrel-vaulted storeys finished in zinc standing-seam cladding: materials which reference the industrial heritage of the site but are articulated with a refined level of detailing to create a sense of substance and quality.Save this picture!© Bruce HemmingCareful orientation results in interior spaces that are flooded with natural light, despite the tight site constraints and – characteristic of FORMstudio’s portfolio – there is a subtle emphasis on spatial flow both internally and externally: the houses benefit from imaginative landscaping which provides unexpected and generous views.Project gallerySee allShow lessScuBAR / Fran López + Bea RiberSelected ProjectsBürgenstock Hotel / Rüssli Architekten AGSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901841/benbow-yard-formstudio Clipboard Benbow Yard / FORMstudioSave this projectSaveBenbow Yard / FORMstudio Photographs:  Bruce Hemming Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Photographs “COPY” Houses Manufacturers: DuPont, Grestec, Olson, Stovax, Sunflex, Wienerberger, Barham and Sons, Design Concrete, Marziale, STR, VMZINC Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901841/benbow-yard-formstudio Clipboard Save this picture!© Bruce Hemming+ 17Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Benbow Yard / FORMstudio CopyAbout this officeFORMstudioOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLondon Borough of SouthwarkUnited KingdomPublished on September 14, 2018Cite: “Benbow Yard / FORMstudio” 14 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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

Comic Relief songs top the charts

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 March 2007 | News 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. Tagged with: Recruitment / people Research / statistics Trading  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Comic Relief songs top the charts Comic Relief, which raised a record £40,236,142 by the end of Friday’s telethon, is also top of the pops after the Sugababes vs Girls Aloud reached the number one spot in the UK charts with their Comic Relief single ‘Walk This Way’.At the same time, another Comic Relief song, performed by Phoenix Night’s Brian Potter and Little Britain’s Andy Pipkin (comedians Peter Kay and Matt Lucas respectively), entered the charts at number three. They sang a celebrity-studded comedy version of ‘(I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles’ by The Proclaimers.This song’s success follows that of Peter Kay’s effort for Comic Relief in 2005 in which he mimed to Tony Christie’s 1971 ‘Is This the Way to Amarillo’. Advertisementlast_img read more

Big Society Capital seeks social impact investment ideas to support

first_imgBig Society Capital seeks social impact investment ideas to support Tagged with: Funding  166 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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.center_img “The opportunity for social impact investment to deliver greater innovation is not a new concept. The ability for finance to ‘seed’ fresh ideas, from those with lived and first-hand experience has been proven to be successful. “I look forward to discovering how the Ideas for Impact applicants have used social innovation through investment to play a key role in creating a more inclusive and equitable society.” Melanie May | 21 January 2021 | News Big Society Capital is offering funding for social impact investment ideas with potential to scale that address a UK social issue.The social impact investor is offering up to £30,000 of development funding along with in-kind support and connections for a selection of ideas with the greatest potential to transform people’s lives in the UK.It is calling on fund managers, social enterprises and charities to submit their ideas by 1 March 2021. Applicants are encouraged to explain the social issue, business models and potential for investment associated with their idea.Ideas could relate to changing a part of the existing investment system that does not work, bringing together partners in new ways, or aligning the needs of charities, social enterprises and investors with a solution that is more effective than those currently available. They should demonstrate potential to scale through a fund or similar structure which could take on investment from Big Society Capital and/or others in future.The initiative has been launched to start to address a scarcity of funding available for fund managers, charities and social enterprises to test and develop early-stage ideas.The selection panel comprises a range of experts and leaders across the social enterprise and social impact investment sector, amongst them Andrew Croft, SEUK; Ben Smith, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; Matthew Bowcock, The Beacon Collaborative; Sarah Colston, Access Foundation; Paul Nicoll, Triodos; and Victoria Bew from Nesta.Camilla Parke, Investment Director at Big Society Capital, said:“Fund managers, charities and social enterprises have often been at the forefront of developing social impact investment solutions to UK social challenges – but there is currently a scarcity of funding to support them in the early stages of development. So, we’re thrilled to be launching Ideas for Impact – which will support them in taking the lead on developing more ideas to help improve people’s lives.”Toyin Miller, Senior Relationship Manager at Triodos and member of the panel, added: Advertisementlast_img read more

Boston solidarity with Venezuela and embassy protectors

first_imgActivists gathered in the Boston Common May 18 to denounce the attempted U.S. coup in Venezuela and express solidarity with the recently arrested Embassy Protection Collective. Code Pink member Trish Gallagher recounted her experience spending three nights in the embassy several weeks ago. She described the siege that the Venezuelan right wing, with the full cooperation of the Secret Service and D.C. police, had created to prevent food from entering the building.Several speakers compared the blockade of the embassy to the sanctions applied to Venezuela that prevent the government from importing food or medicine. Brian Shea from Workers World Party also compared the sanctions to the bureaucratic barriers put in place to limit the access of workers and oppressed in the U.S. to Medicaid and other social services.The action, initiated by the Committee for Peace and Human Rights and the International Action Center, was attended by members of Code Pink, the Boston Venezuela Solidarity Committee, Veterans for Peace, Refuse Fascism and WWP.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Corn Growers Applauds Senate Passage of WRRDA, Urges Presidential Action

first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – May 22, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter NCGA also hopes Congress will soon address a proposed increase to the diesel fuel user fee which would provide additional revenue to the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. By increasing this tax between six and nine cents per gallon of fuel, the industries using the waterways would be able to provide needed funds for the improvement and maintenance of the infrastructure on which they rely. For additional information on the content of the bill, click here. Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Growers Applauds Senate Passage of WRRDA, Urges Presidential Action NCGA specifically thanks the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, notably Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member David Vitter (R-Okla.), for bringing this negotiated bill to the floor of the Senate and for working to ensure its passage. Corn Growers Applauds Senate Passage of WRRDA, Urges Presidential Action The National Corn Growers Association praised the U.S. Senate for its vote today passing the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 with a 91-to-7 vote. Now, NCGA urges the President to sign this final reauthorization bill into law and thus improve the reliability and efficiency of the U.S. inland waterways system. “Today, our representatives in the Senate took a concrete step toward repairing and improving our inland waterways through a vote that again showed overwhelming bipartisan approval for WRRDA,” said NCGA President Martin Barbre. “We must improve our infrastructure, and we must do it now. Our locks and dams transport our cargoes today but were built in the 1920s and 1930s to accommodate far smaller loads and far less river traffic. For farmers in particular, it is crucial as more than 60 percent of the nation’s grain exports are transported by barge. The need is urgent; U.S. farmers and businesses rely upon this transportation channel to create economic opportunities at home and supply markets abroad.” Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndy 500 Rookies Appreciate Milk and Other Traditions at IMSNext articleNCBA Opposes President Obama’s Land Grab Gary Truittlast_img read more

TCU cross country hires new coach

first_imgSteven Godich DENTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 26 : North Texas Mean Green Cross Country Ken Garland Meet at Eagle Point in Denton on September 26, 2014 in Denton, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts) ReddIt printhttps://vimeo.com/141093975The TCU cross country team has hired coach Jennifer Fazioli to replace Lauren Harmon after just one season.Harmon left the program at the end of last season to be the head coach at Sacramento State.Fazioli has eight years of coaching experience, including three years at the Virginia Military Institute.Jennifer Fazioli (Photo by Michael Clements)Before she began coaching, Fazioli ran distance at the University of Colorado from 1998 to 2002. She was part of a squad that won the national championship in 2000.Fazioli’s former coach Mark Wetmore has won seven national championships. In January she went to visit him.“I was able to go out this past January and spend a few days with him and just pick his brain on training methodology,” Fazioli said.Fazioli said she emphasizes communicating with her athletes. Sophomore Bailey Sullivan takes advantage of Fazioli’s open-door policy.“I go over to her office before and after all of our races,” Sullivan said. “If she thinks you had a particularly rough workout or a particularly good one, she’ll pull you aside and talk to you about it. She really goes out of her way to make sure that everyone knows they need to take the time to talk to her.”Fazioli said the women’s team did great work over the summer to prepare, while the men are still developing. This author does not have any more posts. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook Linkedin Linkedincenter_img Facebook Previous articleCanstruction returns to the State Fair of TexasNext articleStudent section leaders find breakthrough with crowd engagement Steven Godich RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Two ECISD teachers heading to space camp

first_imgHome Local News Education Two ECISD teachers heading to space camp 1 of 2 Local NewsEducation Two ECISD teachers heading to space camp Twitter OCA top 2 were ESL students Twitter A math teacher from Falcon Early College High School is heading to the LiftOff Summer Institute at NASA’s Johnson Space Center June 24 through June 29 in Houston.Lydia Roundtree, a math teacher at Falcon, will be joined by Amanda Webber, a fifth-grade science teacher at Hays STEAM Academy. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.Participating teachers will increase their knowledge of STEM through space education. Liftoff 2018’s theme is Reach New Heights, Reveal the Unknown, Benefit all Humankind!, a news release stated.The workshops will provide a chance to spend a week working with professional scientists and engineers at the cutting edge of space exploration. Registration set for engineering camp Falcon Early College High School Algebra teacher Lydia Roundtree stands in her classroom Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Pinterest Southern Style Potato SaladTexas Fried ChickenHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Facebookcenter_img Previous articleOdessa police make 6 arrests in connection with 9 shooting investigationsNext articleCity makes temporary change in water disinfection admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Falcon Early College High School Algebra teacher Lydia Roundtree stands in her classroom Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Noel earns award Facebook WhatsApp Falcon Early College High School Algebra teacher Lydia Roundtree stands outside of her school Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Margaret Baguio, manager for education and outreach for the Texas Space Grant Consortium in Austin, said 62 teachers were chosen for the institute this year.Each application is scored individually and on its own merit.“We rarely have more than one teacher from the same district,” Baguio said in an email.Ector County Independent School District Chief Innovation Officer Jason Osborne said it is awesome that two district teachers are going to Houston.Osborne said his department is trying to push vertical alignment between elementary and secondary education and this is a chance for that.He added that it would be good to have Roundtree and Webber present at teacher university, a professional development event for teachers later this summer. That way, he said, maybe more teachers will apply.Roundtree, an algebra I and II teacher who just finished her first year at Falcon, and said she was super-excited to find out she was accepted.“It’s an amazing opportunity,” Roundtree said.She said she didn’t tell many of her students because the last weeks of school were so hectic.Falcon is also the school that is sending 13 students and four chaperones to the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education June 28 and June 29 at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.Falcon Principal Lindsey Lumpkin said tours of the Holocaust Museum, memorials and the Capitol are built in, along with a visit to the Marine Barracks, or 8th and I, to watch the U.S. Marines do a silent drill.Funds are still being raised for the trip. If she hadn’t been chosen for LiftOff, Roundtree said she probably would have gone to support the students at the NCESSE conference.“I think it will be really interesting once I’ve gone and learned what I’ve learned then I can come back and maybe share that with that group,” Roundtree said. “I think they’ll probably relate to it more so than maybe some of the other students. I think it’s really great that it worked out that way.”Meanwhile, Roundtree is also excited about visiting NASA.“NASA was always something that interested me as a child,” she said.Like Webber, she’ll bring an extra suitcase.“They want everyone to bring something that represents where they’re from to share with all of the teachers that are going to be there. I haven’t quite decided what I’m taking yet. I guess it’s a way for everyone to relate to each other and there are some very specific things that represent this area,” Roundtree said.She added that the teachers will share lesson plans, so she’s looking forward to learning things from some more experienced teachers that she can work into her classes.Roundtree said she thinks it’s great that there will be another ECISD teacher there, adding that Webber will pass on what she learns to younger students and she’ll be able to tie it in to her older youngsters.Roundtree said she was a little surprised she was chosen.“I didn’t know what they were looking for. They asked some pretty in-depth questions on their application about how you would use it in the classroom, how you would share it with colleagues. … Of course, I just worried mine wasn’t going to be as good as someone else’s. I am happy that I was chosen and really excited. The timing lines up with when our students are going to be in D.C. Either way, I would have been involved in something NASA-related,” she said.An Odessa High School graduate, Roundtree took her basics at Odessa College and earned a bachelor’s degree in math and a master’s degree in geology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.While she was getting her bachelor’s degree, Roundtree minored in geology.“That’s why I went back for my master’s because I love rocks, and really, it was focused more in paleontology. I always wanted to do something more in that field, or with a museum. But I had the opportunity to start doing the teaching certification,” she said.“I had a lot of friends that encouraged me to go into it. When I was in college, I worked part time at the math lab at Odessa College,” Roundtree added.She has enjoyed teaching at Falcon ECHS.“I love it here. We have amazing students and all of the teachers on campus are fantastic. It’s been a great opportunity here and I look forward to many years here,” Roundtree said.Lumpkin said the LiftOff Institute opportunity and others like it are great chances for teachers to grow.“She is a math teacher here, but at heart she’s also a science person. She just loves science and is excited to share that experience with the kids …,” Lumpkin said.“She’s done phenomenally well … being here. We’re kind of like a family, so we just kind of embrace everybody. From Day 1 to second semester, she has just blossomed and grown and done extremely well and is very well liked by her students,” she added. Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – May 30, 2018 last_img read more