Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgHarel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHarel Mallac and Co. Limited is involved in the manufacturing and trading, business service as well as asset management businesses. The company operates through investment, corporate and property business services and manufacturing and trading segments.  Harel Mallac and Co. Limited also engages in the blending, trading, and selling of chemicals, fertilizers, and general goods, the provision of agro industrial, engineering, refrigeration, and electrical products, as well as air conditioning and fire protection, and waterproofing activities. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited has operations in Mauritius, Burundi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is a subsidiary of Société de Lerca. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Red House / Panorama Arquitectos + dRN Arquitectos

first_img Lead Architect: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951123/red-house-panorama-arquitectos-plus-drn-arquitectos Clipboard Chile Design Team:Constanza Hagemann, Nicolás del Río, Max NuñezEngineering:VPNConsultants:Constructora M3Collaborators:Andrea BorraezCity:CachaguaCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roland HalbeRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorText description provided by the architects. The project consists of a second house in the coast, at a very exposed terrain, visually and acoustically, since it borders a highway. At the other hand it offers a panoramic view of the ocean.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeTo give a solution to the problematic of display and minimum intimacy, but without isolating the house to its context, we decided to develop a perimeter wall that surrounds the house around three of its facades. This wall replaces the plot division, and in between the house, patios are formed as a buffer to the surrounding replacing the views to the highway.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!Save this picture!© Roland HalbeAt the center we propose a central patio from which you access the house. From this patio you can see the ocean, as from inside of the house. Since it’s protected from the wind it offers an alternative terrace from where you can also access the roof terrace through the concrete stair.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeThe program is ordered in two defined areas that respond to the center patio.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe chosen material for the 3.80 meters height perimeter walls is the brick since it requires minimal maintenance regarding the coast climate, offers structural possibilities and works as a division that permits the entrance of natural light and filter exposure. The result generates a transition between the intimate and the exposed, the exterior and the interior with out generating a division.Save this picture!Cortesía de Panorama ArquitectosSave this picture!© Nico SaiehProject gallerySee allShow lessBricks Berlin Schoeneberg / GRAFTSelected ProjectsPatio House / NOMO STUDIOSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Roland Halbe+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951123/red-house-panorama-arquitectos-plus-drn-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Nicolás Valdés Houses Manufacturers: AB Kupfer, Cementos Melon, Cerámica Santiago, KBE, Luxaflex CopyHouses•Cachagua, Chile Red House / Panorama Arquitectos + dRN ArquitectosSave this projectSaveRed House / Panorama Arquitectos + dRN Arquitectos “COPY” Red House / Panorama Arquitectos + dRN Arquitectos ArchDaily Architects: Panorama Arquitectos, dRN Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 2011 Photographs:  Roland Halbe, Nico Saieh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  245 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officedRN ArquitectosOfficeFollowPanorama ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCachaguaOn FacebookChilePublished on November 10, 2020Cite: “Red House / Panorama Arquitectos + dRN Arquitectos” [Casa roja / Panorama Arquitectos + dRN Arquitectos] 10 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?智利红砖住宅 / Panorama Arquitectos + dRN Arquitectos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

FRSB survey confirms trust influences 75% of people in giving

first_imgFRSB survey confirms trust influences 75% of people in giving Trust in a charity and/or the charity sector influences 75% of people in their decision of whether to give, according to an online survey for the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) of more than 1,100 adults across Great Britain.Fifty six per cent of respondents said that trust in the charity was an influencing factor compared to 42% who said that trust in the sector was an influencing factor.Adrian Sargeant of Bristol Business School and Indiana University, who has researched trust and confidence in the sector for some years, said: “The results underline just how important it is for organisations to manage public trust. Demonstrating good judgement, signing up to fundraising codes of practice and being prepared to deal responsibly with complaints are all critical in building this trust, both in the organisation and the sector as a whole.”Trust was more of an issue for younger respondents, with eight in 10 of those aged 16-24 saying it influences their giving. The influence of trust upon giving declines in direct correlation as the age of respondents increases.The survey yielded positive reactions to the role of the FRSB, the self-regulatory body for fundraising. For example, 62% of respondents said that they would trust a charity more if it were a member of the FRSB, and 35% said that they would donate more money to a charity if they knew it was an FRSB member. The latter percentage increased to 43% amongst younger respondents (aged 16-24).Indeed, 59% said they would trust the charity sector more if all charities were members of the FRSB.The study was conducted in Great Britain via TNS OnLineBus, an Internet omnibus survey. A sample of 1,112 GB adults aged 16-64 were interviewed.Interviewing was conducted by CAWI over the Internet from 27 October to 7 December 2009. The sample has been weighted to represent the adult population of Great Britain aged 16-64.www.frsb.org.uk Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics  54 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Give with confidence, the FRSB tickcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 February 2010 | 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.last_img read more

Entries open to Irish Fundraising Awards 2011

first_img Howard Lake | 15 April 2011 | News Entries are now open to the 2011 Irish Fundraising Awards. There are awards categories for organisations and two for individuals.Organisation categories are Best Corporate/Charity Partnership, Best Direct Marketing Campaign, Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign, and Best Event. Categories for individuals are Best Emerging Fundraiser and National Fundraiser of the Year. There is no charge to make a nomination for members of Fundraising Ireland. Non-members must pay a nominal fee of €25 per nomination.The deadline for nominations is 13 May 2011 and the awards will be announced on the evening of 16 June, in The Gibson Hotel, Point Village, Dublin 1. They will be hosted by RTE presenter, Mary Kennedy.Now that Fundraising Ireland has joined the European Fundraising Association (EFA), the winners of the National Fundraiser of the Year and Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign categories will be chosen to represent Ireland at the Global Fundraising Awards 2011, at the International Fundraising Congress in Holland.www.fundraisingireland.ie/whats-new/events/the-irish-fundraising-awards-2011/  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Entries open to Irish Fundraising Awards 2011 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

Renewable Fuels Industry Counters Oil Industry E15 Attack

first_img Previous articleTwenty-eight Years Later Indiana ALP Still RelevantNext articleHouse Ag Committee Begins Farm Bill Hearings Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 6, 2012 Home Energy Renewable Fuels Industry Counters Oil Industry E15 Attack SHARE An analysis of the EPA’s decision to allow blends of 15-percent ethanol in gasoline commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute reportedly shows that an estimated half of all gas station equipment is not compatible with the renewable fuel. That’s according to API Downstream Group Director Bob Greco – who says that results in serious safety and environmental problems for consumers. But American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty says most pump and tank equipment has been tested using at least 15-percent ethanol for decades. He cites Underwriters Laboratories listings for petroleum equipment that require they pass dozens of tests using fuel that contains 15-percen ethanol. Lamberty says his biggest infrastructure problem with E15 isn’t the compatibility of tanks and lines – but that the API-member oil company that supplies his Sioux Falls station won’t let him sell it.While Greco claims the EPA has failed to adequately answer the many challenges surrounding E15 – Lamberty notes the agency spent three years testing E15 before approving the fuel for public sale. In fact – the Renewable Fuels Association says E15 is the most exhaustively tested fuel approved by EPA. The group says federal testing was done over more than six-million miles – the equivalent of taking 12 round trips to the moon.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Renewable Fuels Industry Counters Oil Industry E15 Attacklast_img read more

Call for justice and accountability of state authorities on the anniversary of the murder of Ján Kuciak

first_img Follow the news on Slovakia to go further February 22, 2019 Call for justice and accountability of state authorities on the anniversary of the murder of Ján Kuciak RSF_en It is imperative that all relevant state authorities take effective and consistent action to counter the lack of safety for journalists across Europe. In addition, in January 2019 the Slovak ruling party proposed a bill, which would amend the Press Act to reintroduce a “right of reply”. If passed, this provision would contribute to an increasingly hostile environment for the free press by providing politicians who are the subject of critical news with the means to censor unwanted criticism. We call on the Slovak parliament to reject this bill. Moreover, the Government of the Slovak Republic must not undermine trust in public institutions, including the now to be newly composed Constitutional Court. It is its duty to uphold the rule of law. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) News Ossigeno per l’informazione We seek justice for Ján Kuciak’s killing. We will keep pressuring until the perpetrators are found and duly convicted according to European standards. Organisation News People attend a protest named “For a Decent Slovakia” on the first anniversary of the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova on February 21, 2019 in Bratislava Index on Censorship We need answers to the following questions: We ask the Slovak authorities to carefully consider the resolution, approved by the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament on 19. February 2019, that includes a call on the Government of Slovakia to ensure the safety of journalists. When journalists report threats against them, the state is obliged to protect their life under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. We are concerned that to date there has been no adequate investigation of possible state breaches in its protective obligation. SlovakiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeJudicial harassmentViolence However, a few months before he was killed, Kuciak reported threats against his person to the police. He published a post on his Facebook timeline on 20 October 2017 describing the absence of police actions after he had officially reported a threat by the businessman Marián Kočner. “It’s 44 days since I filed a threat … and the case probably doesn’t even have a particular cop [named in the case]”, his post reads. Since February 2018, we have closely monitored press and media freedom in Slovakia. We welcome the arrests of suspects who have now been charged in connection with Kuciak’s and Kušnírová’s murder. Article19 Association of European Journalists (AEJ) European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) The killing of Kuciak and Kušnírová shocked the European public and has had a chilling effect on other journalists. In an environment of intimidation, threats, political interference and impunity, investigative journalists have to fear for their lives to fulfil their work and report on corruption and other threats to democracy. The value of independent journalism and free media should not be put into question. Anti-media rhetoric from those in high office is unacceptable, all the more so after the assassination of Ján Kuciak. Slovak premier visits RSF, encouraged to turn his country into “press freedom model for Europe” February 4, 2021 Find out more Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT) On behalf of the undersigned media freedom organisations, representing thousands of journalists and human rights activists across Europe, we urge the Slovak authorities to immediately start examining state responsibility in the failure to prevent the assassination of Ján Kuciak. News PEN International SlovakiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeJudicial harassmentViolence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Receive email alerts RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Signed June 2, 2021 Find out more December 2, 2020 Find out more (ii) which steps, if any, they took to protect Kuciak from that threat; South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) Tomorrow marks a full year since Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová were murdered in Slovakia. Kuciak was investigating cross-border corruption and links between powerful people and various mafia networks. (i) whether Slovakia knew, or ought to have known, of a present and immediate threat to his life; Help by sharing this information (iii) and what will be done to protect Slovak journalists in the future.last_img read more

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Morning’ game

first_imgLocal NewsState By Digital AIM Web Support – March 19, 2021 Facebook TAGS  Previous articlePSG moves into first place with narrow win as Lyon loses 2-1Next articleSchakel, No. 25 San Diego State beat Fresno State 75-57 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebook Winning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Morning’ gamecenter_img WhatsApp AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday morning’s drawing of the Texas Lottery’s “Daily 4 Morning” game were: 8-8-1-8, FIREBALL: 7 (eight, eight, one, eight; FIREBALL: seven) Twitter Twitter Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

Two men now being questioned about Dennis Donaldson murder

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleProposed Omagh Hospital cutbacks must be challenged – Mc CrossanNext articleDonegal and Derry have games refixed for Sunday 14th January News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img WhatsApp Two men now being questioned about Dennis Donaldson murder Twitter Denis DonaldsonIt’s been confirmed that two men are now being questioned by garda about the murder of Dennis Donaldson near Glenties in 2006.One of them is Independent Derry City and Strabane district councillor Gary Donnelly.Cllr Donnelly, who is 46, was attending a commemoration in Meenbanad yesterday when he was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station for questioning.This morning, gardai confirmed that a second man in his thirties has been detained, and is also being questioned in Letterkenny.Gardai are appealing to anyone with information about the murder of Dennis Donaldson to contact the incident room in Letterkenny, or any Garda station.Dennis Donaldson, a former Sinn Fein member, was shot dead in April 2006 in a remote cottage outside Glenties. His killing came four months after he confessed to working as a British agent for police and MI5 for 20 years.Gary Donnelly was previously arrested and questioned in connection with the Donaldson Killing in September 2011, he was released without charge. Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – January 8, 2018 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Paper painting: Seniors at Colley Complex “paint” with paper

first_img You Might Like Former Hillcrest players pay tribute to Boyd Submitted PhotoHillcrest High School’s first football team honored head coach Joseph Boyd, Jr. at it 50th Anniversary celebration on August… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 6:25 pm Friday, August 22, 2014 Print Article Paper painting: Seniors at Colley Complex “paint” with paper “That means that what would normally be painted last will be painted first and what normally would have been painted first will be painted last,” Grantham said. “So, paper painting takes thought and planning. But, when a paper painting is finished, it can be hung in the window where the light will shine through, on an inside wall or on the porch — anywhere that you want to add a little sunshine to your home.”Linda Bolton said she has a friend who hung her paper mosaic in her bedroom.“She said when she wakes up every morning, there’s sunshine in her window,” Bolton said.Judy Baxter, laughingly, said paper painting is backbreaking work.“It’s physical,” she said. “You have to work bending over and it’s not easy to do, but it’s fun, and you don’t have to be an artist to create something you’ll be proud of.”No two mosaics created at the Paper Painting Workshop were the same, and each reflected the interest of the artist.“You might not be an artist when you start but you’ll be one when you finish,” Beverly Casey said, laughing. “Every one of the windows turned out so pretty. What’s special about the window paintings is they can be done on old windows from places that have memories – like old home places or your grandparents’ house or other places from your past. But, even if the windows don’t have memories attached to them, they will created memories for you.”The Paper Painting Workshop was a new offering at the Colley Senior Complex. The Complex is always adding new programs for the senior community. All those aged 50 and over are encouraged to visit the Complex on Elm Street in Troy to learn more about its programs and activities. “Actually the process takes three stages: creating the design, the drying process and the finishing process. Much of the success of the painting depends on the kind of glue you use and several other things — tricks,” she said, with a smile. “Paper painting is petite mosaic art that anyone can do and be proud of what they have done.”But paper painting is not as easy as it might seem, because the artist has to work in reverse.The completed mosaic is transparent and has the appearance of stained glass.Although the painting will be pretty from the back as well as the front, it is designed to be viewed from the front. The “artists” painted bright and cheerful windows that will make any day a sunny day at their homes.Kathy Grantham instructed the class on the art of paper painting, which, she said, is painting with tissue paper on glass. In this workshop, the glass “palettes” were the panes encased in old wooden window frames.“Paper painting is done with tissue but there’s a trick to it,” Grantham said, giving no indication she was going to reveal the ‘trick.’ Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Andy Martincak chose yellow poppies for his paper painting but offered his assistance in letting the sunlight shine through the paintings of his classmates so they could admire the beauty of their creations.Messenger Photo/Jaine TreadwellElvis Presley sang a song about looking out the window and seeing a bird way up in a tree.Although that imagery is bright and cheerful, the song was actually a sad one. And, sometimes, looking out the window isn’t all that cheerful. In the dead of winter when the trees are bare and the clouds are dark or when the snow has turned to slush or the rain is pouring down, looking out the window may be a gloomy thing to do.But, those who participated in the Paper Painting Workshop at the Colley Senior Complex this week, will always have bright and sunny days. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Email the author By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Dr. Michael Bivins to conduct free prostate cancer screenings

first_img “Early detection of prostate cancer saves lives,” Bivins said. “At Urology Centers of Alabama, we offer free prostate cancer screenings in an effort to find those patients so they can be treated and cured.”Bivins said annual prostate cancer screenings are recommended for all men ages 50 and older, unless there is a family history of prostate cancer. Then, the screenings are recommended to begin at age 40.“Family history means father, brother or grandfather,” he said. “These screenings are highly recommended for all African American men because prostate cancer incidence and death rates are higher than in Caucasian men.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Email the author By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Thursday vehicle accidents (photos) Messenger photo/stacy graningTwo Troy women were injured in an early-morning wreck Thursday. Kimberly Freeswick, 49, of Troy, and her 16-year-old… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip By Jaine Treadwell As a urologist and surgeon, Bivins is witness almost every day to the importance of one minute in a man’s life.Bivins specializes in urological surgery and utilizes robotics to perform surgery.He chose robotic surgery for a reason.“To be successful you must be ahead of the inevitable,” Bivins said. “The way things are in medicine today are not the way they will be tomorrow. Watching for what was next on the horizon, I saw the advantages of robotic surgery. Using robotics, a surgeon is able to see in 3D, and the surgery is more finite.”Using robotics, the surgeon has a greater field of vision, and the robotic surgical arms allow the surgeon to make highly precise movements inside the incision.“There are also advantages for the patient,” he said. “The surgery is minimally invasive; there is less bleeding; and the recovery period is quicker.”Bivins said when prostate cancer is detected early, the cancer can often be treated and managed and surgery avoided.He encourages all men of the recommended ages to take advantage of the free prostate cancer screenings from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pike County Health Department at 900 South Franklin Drive in Troy. Appointments are not necessary. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Bivins said, scientists don’t know why the rates are higher in African Americans, but it is widely believed that a combination of genetic differences, lifestyle, nutritional habits and medical care could all play a role.“The rates are even higher among African American men than African men,” he said. “That is an indication that environment plays a big role in the incidence of prostate cancer. Japan and China have the lowest risk rate in the world. However, when men from those countries migrate to America, the incidence of prostate cancer goes up three times. That is an indication that Western diets play a role.”As an African American, Bivins is among those in the high rate of risk so he makes annual prostate cancer screenings a part of his annual health care routine.“By taking one minute out of your life for a prostate cancer screening, you could be saving your life” he said. “Your life is certainly worth one minute of your time.” Messenger Photo/Jaine TreadwellDr. Michael Bivins, right, and is mom, Constance Bivins observe as his brother has his PSA checked.Dr. Michael Bivins practices what he preaches.Although Bivins has not reached the age when all men are advised to have annual prostate cancer screenings, he is checked every year.Bivins, urologist and surgeon with the Urology Centers of Alabama in Birmingham, will return to his home county Saturday to participate in the free prostate screenings offered from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Pike County Health Center in Troy. No appointment is necessary. Published 3:00 am Friday, March 20, 2015 Book Nook to reopen Dr. Michael Bivins to conduct free prostate cancer screenings Print Article Latest Storieslast_img read more