AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Stormy skies bogged down construction and rain conspired to hamper the opening ceremony, but city, county and federal officials and community members packed into a storm-drenched tent refused to allow rain to dampen their spirits. Project manager Kris Markarian touted the city’s first green building and hopes it will inspire copycats. “We’re very proud of that – we get to lead by example.” Heather Merenda, the city’s sustainability planner, praised officials who got past their initial skepticism and “took a leap of faith.” Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts, who sits on the board of a transit agency that helped fund the project, got stuck in a rainy day traffic jam on his way to address the crowd. He later commended city officials for their persistence with the project. SANTA CLARITA – Its building materials sound like a snack for squirrels but the grand unveiling Tuesday of the city’s state-of-the art $30 million transit maintenance complex – which is anything but humble – drew local luminaries. The city’s first environmentally friendly facility is designed to conserve water, power and materials and to guard the health of employees who work within. The building favorably impressed a national organization that devised a “green” building rating system – with its alternative fuel station and a heating and cooling system that takes advantage of daylight and cool night air. “The entire function of the facility is related to environmental concerns,” said Nellie Reid, vice chairwoman of the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council. “One of the biggest surprises to me when I heard about this straw bale building, I was expecting something outrageous. It looks like a standard building. Green building doesn’t have a certain look to it.” “It will show off the transit system (and) they will be the envy of local transit agencies,” he said. “Agencies are (generally) reluctant to bring that kind of effort to the table.” The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority helped launch the project with a $1.7 million grant. An energy-saving transit center may seem like an oxymoron, but the facility proves it is no. Rice straw insulation lining the shell of the administration building packs twice the shielding power of traditional materials, and with its lime plaster coating it is highly fire resistant. Some cleaning and building products emit chemical compounds indoors, which can pose a health risk. The facility’s cabinets, paint and carpets release low levels of these substances. Decorative reddish wall panels are made from wheat grains, and up close the soybeans, sunflower seeds and recycled paper products imbedded in the cabinetwork are visible. A band of windows close to the ceiling and skylights flood offices with natural light, the building is sited to take advantage of seasonal changes, maximizing winter sun and deflecting summer heat. An underfloor heating-cooling system heats the lower 7 feet of inhabited space. The entire facility – which houses the city’s fleet of 94 buses, a bus wash, bus fueling station and maintenance building and a public compressed natural gas station – can be monitored from inside the copper-clad dispatching area, which nighttime dispatcher Marty Basham likened to an air traffic control center. Dispatchers could soon be able to pinpoint the whereabouts of all buses when a global positioning system arrives later this year. As older buses are replaced, new buses powered by CNG will join the current fleet of 14. Space is available for 150 buses. email@example.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The AmberWatch was created by Keith Jarrett, executive director of the nonprofit AmberWatch Foundation. Three years ago, after his daughter went missing for a short time in a store, Jarrett created the alarm watch to help in such cases. “It scared me so much, it was awful,” Jarrett said. “My brother, who’s a former police officer, said she should have had an alarm on her so I could locate her. So that’s when we came up with the idea.” The watches are aimed at all children who are “mature 5-year-olds and up.” “That’s basically most girls and some boys,” said Jarrett. With the help of the Montebello Unified School District and the Montebello/Commerce YMCA, Jarrett hopes to donate 50,000 AmberWatches to children by the end of this year. MONTEBELLO – With the touch of a button on her special new watch, 8-year-old Samantha Schott can scare off would-be attackers or child molesters. Samantha was one of 60 elementary school students who received new “AmberWatches” on Wednesday at the Montebello Police Department. City officials and actress Maria Conchita Alonso attended the event. When a child pushes a button on the watch, it sounds a loud, piercing shriek and emits a bright flashing light. “I like my watch because it makes me feel safe,” said Samantha, who attends Greenwood Elementary School. “It protects me if people are trying to kidnap me.” The foundation’s “Be Safe!” program is presented in elementary schools to show children how to identify and respond to dangerous situations. The children are also taught how to use the watches properly and responsibly before they are donated, said Mayor Bob Bagwell. “It’s a new approach to dealing with pedophiles,” Bagwell said. “We have 79 registered sex offenders in Montebello and it keeps going up. This gives kids the ability to bring attention at that moment. If it deters one person, it’s successful.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Treanáil / TrainingTraining times for all age groups are available on the club website.Cluichí / Fixtures The reserves are in league action against Seán Mac Cumhaills on Sunday at 4pm.The senior team have no game this weekend.There are two games on Tuesday when the U18’s play Naomh Bríd/Pettigo away and the U16 girls travel to Glenswilly. Ádh mór ar an dá fhoireann.All club fixtures are available on the website. Bord na nÓgThe under 14s were defeated by Four Masters in the league. Their next league game is away to Naomh Conaill next Monday (08/04/13).Training continues for under 6s, under 8s and under 10s in the banks on Saturday mornings from 10am – 11am.Peil na mBan / LadiesWeek 9 of our development camp is on Tuesday 2nd April in the Banks from 5-6pm. We are now moving onto games and taking scores and further rules of the game. “Our Club, Our Standards, Our Victory”. Gaelic4Girls details will be released on our ladies facebook page and our club web page, www.naomhmuire.ie .Comhghairdeas le Jade O’Donnell, Erika Hanna agus Caroline Sharkey a bhí páirteach i bhfoireann mionúr na Condae a raibh a bhua acu in éadan foireann Thír Eoghain Luan Cásca.Comhghairdeas leis na Bannaí Ceoil as Anagaire, Loch an Iúir, Rann na Feirste, Mullach Dubh agus Céadadh who took part in the Rosses fife band unite parade in Dungloe on Easter Sunday. All bands had members of Peil na mBan in their ranks. A truly wonderful piece of history created by all bands.Nuacht Eile / Other News Jive Alive 2013Tickets for Friday night’s performance of Jive Alive are still on Tickets for Friday night’s performance of Jive Alive are still on sale in the Cope, Annagry as well as Salon Safari, Main St., Dungloe.LottoBa iad 5, 8, 13, 21 na huimhreacha lotto a tarraingeadh an tseachtain seo agus níor baineadh an pota óir.Beidh €1,880 sa phota óir an tseachtain seo chugainn.Bhí trí uimhir ag na daoine seo leanas:• Aoife McGarvey, Loch an Iúir• Anne Marie Boyle, Bun na mBeann• Maureen Sharkey, Beal na Cruite.• Catherine McCafferty, Loch an Iúir• Nigel Gilboy, Rann na Feirste• Naoimi Molly, Na Gleanntaí100 ClubBuaiteoirí club an chéid do Mí Mhárta– €400 Anthony Doherty, Beal na Cruite– €200 Grace Boyle, Mullach Dubh– €100 an duine – Eddie/Maeve Ward, Beal na Cruite. Phil Duffy, Mín na Craoibhe– €50 an duine – Mickey Rodgers, An Bhráid, Bartley Brennann, Mín na Leice, John McGinley, Cál Chéim, John Boyle, Cál Cheim, J J Doherty, Rann na Feirste, Jimmy Rodgers, Baile ChiarraíUseful Links– Club Training Times for all age groups– Club Fixtures for all age groups– Latest Club News– Nuacht Bord na nÓg– Latest Club Results– 2013 Senior and Reserve League TablesContact DetailsEmail:email@example.comWebsite & Facebookwww.naomhmuire.ieLower Rosses Facebook Page (Requires Login)Bord na nÓg Facebook Page (Requires Login)Ladies Facebook Page (Requires Login)Seoladh:Cumann Lúth Chleas Gael Naomh Muire, Íochtar na Rosann, Mullach Dearg, Cionn Caslach, Co. Dhún na nGall.GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:NAOMH MUIRE CLUB NOTES
GAA NEWS: Naomh Padraig Notes:CLUB LOTTOThere was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto the numbers drawn were 3-2-4-1-5-6-7. There was five €20 winners who was as follows: Ryan mc colgan.Seamus & Helen Grant.Gypsy John.Phelim, Gail, Darcey McColgan Nuala Brazier.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime. If any kids would like to start selling lottos each week feel free to contact their coach for more information.Next Weeks Jackpot €400UNDERAGEParish LeagueThe parish league will continue on Sunday at 1pm due to the U13 team playing at 11.45am. Your support would be welcome. The Annual Cake Sale will take place in the ClubHouse on the 25th of October after the Parish LeagueUnder 6 and Under 8 training finished up for the summer on Friday evening.Under 9 & 10 training will continue this Friday in Ture from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. This is for boys and girls born in the years 2005 and 2006. All new players welcome can all boys and girls bring water bottle and cost of the session is €2. For info contact Kevin on 0863576713. Under-13 training is on every Saturday from 11.30am to 1pm for details contact neil on 0863855855.CELI NIGHTThe club is hosting scor in St.Marys hall on Friday the 6th of November at 7pm.Anyone U-17 who wants to take part contact Eileen on 086 8720734.Events are as follows Ceili Dancing(8), Solo Singing, Ballad Group (3 to 5), Trad Group(3 to5), Quiz Team(4). Please let Eileen know if interested before the 5th of October.Quiz NightA very successful Quiz was held in the Point Inn last friday. Many thanks to all who helped in any way and contributed on the night. Keep a eye out for further fundraising activities for the U14 Trip to Scotland.CLUB APPOur new club app is now live on the App Store and google play store In the app you can play the clubs lotto every week through the games section and keep up to date with club events and wats happening within the club. Also there is direct links to Facebook and twitter. You can also share your photos of games you are at via the app. So get downloading and have a look for yourselfCLUB GEARThe club has a range of club gear for sale and are placing a order soon with O’Neills. If any one is interested in ordering new gear or purchasing some for details contact Dermot Mc Colgan on 0879978968As always keep up to date with club activities through Facebook,Twitter,Club APP and through are website on www.naomhpadraig.comGAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG GAA CLUB LAUNCH NEW APP was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANoticesSport
tense Latest Premier League News Arsenal boss Unai Emery After the break the Gunners were rampant with Lacazette adding another, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang getting two goals and Aaron Ramsey also scoring.And while it was impressive, new boss Emery reckons they’re only just picking up form.“I don’t think it was the best [performance]. We can get better from this performance,” he said.“It depends, each match, how it is happening on the pitch in the 90 minutes.“When we have scored the first goal, it’s the moment and we can play with more confidence on the pitch.“We worked hard in the second half to impose this result and this position and moment on the pitch.“We are happy but also calm because we know each moment, each match, is difficult. We will continue with this victory.” 1 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REAL DEAL gameday cracker Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Arsenal manager Unai Emery has insisted they can get even better after they thrashed Fulham 5-1 at Craven Cottage.The Gunners weren’t able to get out of second gear in the first half and went in with the score at 1-1 as Andre Schurrle cancelled out the opener from Alexandre Lacazette. shining Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice REVEALED deals silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?
Thibaut Courtois is back in goal for Chelsea for their Champions League round-of-16 first leg away to Paris St-Germain this evening, while the fit-again Cesc Fabregas also starts. Diego Costa returns, having missed the last three domestic games through suspension, and Gary Cahill is also back in the side, so Kurt Zouma is on the bench along with recent signing Juan Cuadrado.The home side’s line-up includes former Chelsea man David Luiz. Chelsea Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Cech, Filipe Luis, Zouma, Oscar, Cuadrado, Drogba, Remy. Paris St-Germain: Sirigu; Van der Wiel, Silva, Marquinhos, Maxwell; David Luiz, Verratti, Matuidi; Lavezzi, Ibrahimovic, Cavani..Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Those who thought stem cell research was about helping people afflicted with disease may become alarmed over Stanford’s latest experiment, reported by the UK News Telegraph: the creation of a lab rat with all human brain cells. The article quotes Wesley Smith of Centre for Bioethics and Culture warning, “biotechnology is becoming dangerously close to raging out of control,” and writing, “Scientists are engaging in increasingly macabre experiments that threaten to mutate nature and the human condition.” Actor Michael J. Fox uses a mouse puppet to encourage popular support for Stanford stem cell research. Irving Weissman, the leader of the research team, promised that he would “monitor the experiment closely and destroy them at the slightest suggestion of human-like brain patterns.” The stem cells for the experiment are to be taken from aborted human fetuses. The article quotes William Cheshire, a neurology professor at the Mayo Clinic and a Christian activist, preaching, “We must be careful not to violate the integrity of humanity or of animal life. Research projects that create human-animal chimeras risk disturbing fragile ecosystems, endanger health and affront species integrity” But such sermons are likely to fall on deaf ears in the modern biotech lab, which long ago jettisoned the Judeo-Christian foundation for ethics, and now views protestors as a mere nuisance (see 02/11/2005 entry). Since there is no ban on this kind of research, and since the Darwinists view all life as clumps of cells, which are in turn clumps of chemicals, there is no stopping their tinkering with human life in the same manner as they would mix reagents in a test tube. The thought of a human-mouse mixture will undoubtedly be fodder for jokes and cartoons in some quarters, but it is deadly serious. We are well on the way into a Darwinian brave new world, treating human flesh as a commodity, with eager labs racing to outdo each other, well funded from government and taxpayer largesse (see 02/18/2005 entry). Proponents tantalize onlookers with promises of miracle cures, but what horrors this uncontrolled, values-free enterprise will produce can only be imagined.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
4 January 2008Europe’s largest resort operator, Club Mediterranee (Club Med), has reportedly been scouting the scenic north coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province for what would be its first resort in southern Africa.Local newspaper The Mercury reported in November that Club Med bosses had made trips to potential sites that included the iSimangaliso (formerly St Lucia) Wetland Park World Heritage site and the eLan Group’s Blythedale resort location near Ballito north of Durban.Thierry Orsoni, spokesmen for the French-based luxury resort group, confirmed this, telling The Mercury that while a final decision had yet to be made, Club Med hoped to make an announcement in early 2008, with an eye to opening the new resort in time for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The KwaZulu-Natal north coast was being considered “because of the region’s good weather, which permitted an all-year-round operation,” Orsoni told The Mercury. “The new King Shaka International Airport at the Dube TradePort, which would make this destination easily accessible from Europe, and South Africa’s hosting the Fifa World Cup in 2010, were also significant considerations.”There has reportedly been strong interest from local and international tourism investors since the iSimangaliso Wetland Park put a number of resort development sites out to tender in September.Terri Castis, commercial director of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority, told The Mercury’s Suren Naidoo that securing good operators for the facilities in iSimangaliso would raise the park’s profile and increase the number of visitors to the region.“Importantly it will also result in significant economic ownership, jobs and SMME opportunities for local community partners,” Castis said. “The projects will also provide a direct link to Durban’s iNkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre and the new King Shaka International Airport.”SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
With thousands of blooms in eye-catching displays, the Addo Rose and Garden Show provides a sensory feast for visitors. MEDIA CONTACTS • Addo Rose and Garden Show (9-10 October) Nita Tayler-Smith +27 42 234 0422 • Grahamstown Flower Festival (23-24 October) Sharon Richner +27 72 244 3863 • Bedford Garden Festival (29-31 October) Catherine Knox +27 082 932 8864RELATED ARTICLES • Eastern Cape: essential oils hub • Greening it up in Cape Town • An infusion of innovation • R28bn boost for Garden RouteFiona McRaeEverything will be coming up roses – and a host of other blooms – in the Eastern Cape this spring with a line-up of spectacular flower and garden shows.The floral feast blossoms with the well-known Addo Rose and Garden Show, which takes place on 9 and 10 October 2010. It will see the small town celebrating the flowering of the famed Sundays River Valley roses for the 28th consecutive year.More than a quarter-century since the first show was held in the town’s historic Valentine Hall, the event – designed each year around a different theme – has developed into one of South Africa’s premier floral displays and an internationally respected drawcard, even being described by a former world president of the Federation of Rose Societies as “the best in the world”.This year’s theme is “Through the Garden Gate” and visitors can expect to be overwhelmed by the sights and scents of more than 20 000 roses of 40 different varieties as they pass through gates of different styles to reach displays reflecting formal, romantic, Karoo and English cottage gardens.Unlike in previous years, when the roses on display were almost exclusively grown in the valley, many of the blooms will be flown in from Johannesburg in a massive and finely planned logistical operation.According to organising committee chairperson Nita Tayler-Smith, there are not many commercial rose-growers left in the valley that was once as famous for these flowers as for its elephants and citrus fruit. She attributes this to rising production and marketing costs, which have eaten into growers’ profits over the years.However, the plentiful cut flowers for sale at the show will be fresh from local gardens – and Tayler-Smith promises they will be spectacular. “The Sundays River Valley is perfect for rose-growing,” she says. “The ground is fertile, the climate excellent and, unlike many other parts of the country, we are very fortunate to have no shortage of water.”For the love of rosesA project of the Sundays River Women’s Institute, the Addo Rose and Garden Show has been held annually as a fundraiser for local charities since its inception in 1983, after an enthusiastically received suggestion from a member of holding a non-competitive show dedicated to “the love of the rose”.With up to 8 000 visitors flocking to previous shows, the institute is hoping the 2010 version will raise as much as R100 000 (US$14 387) to help local charities fight rural poverty. Projects that have benefited over the years include creches, libraries, community vegetable gardens, wheelchairs for the aged, and assistance to those living with HIV/Aids.With Addo being an easy drive of less than 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth on a newly upgraded road, the show makes for a perfect family day out. It will also offer music and other entertainment, crafts and plenty of good, old-fashioned country hospitality and farm fare – not least of which are the succulent strawberries and cream that rank just below the roses as the show’s top attraction.The rose show officially gets under way on Friday 8 October with the traditional preview dinner for ticket-holders, which this year takes the form of an elegant “Cabaret and Canapés” evening among the roses, giving guests an opportunity to view the displays at their leisure, without the crowds of the weekend.While some show visitors will simply soak up the beauty and fragrances of the vast rose displays, the fundis will be able to view 200 different rose species exhibited in a special “variety tent”, where local experts will be available to share information and answer questions.With favourable comparisons having been made with London’s famous Royal Chelsea Flower Show, the Addo Rose and Garden Show has previously attracted visitors from the Royal Horticultural Society of London, and closer to home, the South African Flower Union.Flower and garden clubs from around the country also visit the renowned event each year.Frontier country delightsTwo weeks later, the Grahamstown Flower Festival will provide a weekend of horticultural, botanical and environmental interest and education in the Makana Botanical Gardens, the country’s second-oldest such establishment, at the foot of the historical Frontier town’s Gunfire Hill.In addition to enjoying the many plants, flowers, garden products, ornaments and furniture on display, visitors will be able to get their hands dirty at several workshops with intriguing themes such as “Handprints for Change”.The local Albany branch of the Botanical Society will host a sale of unusual indigenous plants, with the proceeds being used to support an outreach project to expose underprivileged pupils to biodiversity and provide opportunities for them to experience local flora and fauna. The funds raised will also be used to support the society’s hack programme to remove alien plants in the region.Prize specimens of a flower competition will be on display, while the gardens of the winners and runners-up in the Gardens of Grahamstown competition – which includes a township gardens section – will be open to the public over the weekend.In addition, some of historic Grahamstown’s elegant homes will be on show, also in support of charity.Vibey musical entertainment over the weekend will be provided by pipe, marimba and jazz bands from local schools.High-profile guest speakers at the festival will be Tanya Visser, editor of The Gardener magazine and presenter of the TV show of the same name, and popular London-based Irish garden designer and TV personality Diarmuid Gavin.Visser will discuss “Good gardening practices to make you a better gardener: recycling, water saving, worms, veggies and much more mulch”, while Gavin will share his experiences of creating gardens at six Chelsea Flower Shows.Bedford in bloomRounding off the trio of Eastern Cape shows this month is the Bedford Garden Festival, taking place from 29 to 31 October in the charming British Settler village nestled at the foot of the Kaga Mountain.Just a few years old and already one of the Eastern Cape’s most popular rural lifestyle experiences, which draws visitors from near and far, the festival offers a range of gardens to visit on self-drive itineraries.The selection includes vast, park-like expanses on farms, as well as village and township gardens. Plenty of plants will be on sale, and visitors are advised to keep an eye out for Bedford’s famous scarecrows which pop up all over the place in fun examples of the villagers’ creativity and sense of humour.An outing to Bedford takes one through beautiful Eastern Cape landscapes of golden grasslands, indigenous bush and dramatic mountains. And in a village famous for its hospitality, festival visitors are assured of a warm welcome and delicious country fare.Twitchers will have a field day – literally – as local wildlife expert and registered guide Mark Whitehead leads three birding trips over the festival weekend. Birdlife in the area is abundant and the local bird list stands at 257 species.A craft market will be held under the trees in the grounds of a charming local church, which itself will be filled with roses to provide an added attraction.So if picturesque villages, flowers and gardens, browsing and buying, talks and teas, delicious and decadent food, inspired country creativity and warm-hearted rural entrepreneurs are your thing, the Eastern Cape’s famous floral festivals are not to be missed.
26 February 2013 South African Breweries (SAB) is to construct a R700-million maltings plant in Alrode, east of Johannesburg as part of its drive to support the local economy through job creation, as well to help empower small farmers. The new plant, which is expected to be completed in 2015, will allow SAB to reduce its malted barley imports and develop the local agricultural sector. “It will allow us to drive even higher local sourcing of barley which will, in turn, help drive the empowerment of small farmers in some of the most poverty-stricken areas of South Africa,” SAB executive chairperson Norman Adami said in a statement. It is estimated that the maltings plant will increase local sourcing of barley from its current 65% to as much as 95%. with our barley breeding programme and with local farmers to develop competitive local barley varieties,” said SAB’s managing director, Mauricio Leyva. “We will partner with leading suppliers to ensure an innovative and cost-efficient design using cutting-edge technology. “We will also strive to ensure we maximise local industry involvement in the construction of the new plant in order to help develop the communities in which we operate,” Leyva said. The plant will be built next to the existing brewey in Alrode, the industrial suburb of Alberton, and construction is expected to start in mid-2013 when the land ownership transfer has been completed. The current Alrode plant will be decommissioned once the new one is fully operational. “The new maltings plant will have significant cost-saving and growth benefits for SAB,” Leyva said. “It will allow us to reduce our exposure to volatile international markets and replace a significant share of our imported malt and barley with local barley.” SAinfo reporter “We have been looking at ways to locally source more of our agricultural raw materials, including barley, for some time, building on the work we have been doing