Feel Good Friday- Movember!

first_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor Editors’ Recommendations How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Razors Up! Shave Cream Out! Start Shaving!Today is the first day of a month proudly dedicated to us MEN. And we don’t have to feel even the tad bit apologetic about celebrating everything awesome about our sex. Why? Because it is all for a good cause. November 1st kicks off a month of charity hell raising and shaving in the form of Movember.If you have been living under a massive rock, Movember is a global men’s health charity encouraging men to grow a ‘Mo’ mustache for the 30 days of November. Oh, and hey ladies! We ask for your support too!Growing a ‘stache is just half the fun – you can also register on Movember.com and start a team, organize a marathon, a dance or a mustache waxing contest, whatever you dream up, as long as you can get friends and family to donate to the cause.The people behind Movember are pretty sneaky. They are well aware that men don’t talk about their health as openly as women do. So asking men to grow a mustache results in interesting conversations providing men the confidence to learn and talk about their health more openly. Most notably, prostate and testicular cancer. Say those three words out loud and see who turns around!Many people are not aware of the hard facts:-1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.-More than 30,000 men die of prostate cancer each year.-Men are less likely to schedule a doctor’s appointment regularly, denying them the chance of early detection.Last year $147 million was raised around the world to support The Movember Foundation which helps support the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LiveStrong.Org foundation for cancer support.In honor of this great man-cause, The Manual has created our own Mo Team! Join our team to donate and spread the word.But signing up and donating is only half the work. Grow that ‘stache! We want to see all of your hard hair work, so once your mustache is presentable to the interweb, Instagram it and tag @TheManualStyle. We will publish some of the best on our Facebook Page.Go on, give us your best Tom Selleck, Charlie Chaplin, Lionel Richie or Frank Zappa. It’s all for a good cause! How Does a Vasectomy Work: Your No-Frills Guide to Getting Snipped How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy How to Grow and Maintain Stubblelast_img read more

South32 powers up Cannington solar PV farm

first_imgThe new 7,200-panel solar farm at South32’s Cannington silver-lead mine in northwest Queensland, Australia, is up and running, the mining company confirmed.The 6 ha, 3 MW installation is the company’s first solar installation and will help to deliver reduced greenhouse gas emissions by offsetting gas consumption with solar. Construction commenced in May.“Electricity generated from the farm will be used to supply the operation’s accommodation village and airport with surplus power used to support mining and processing operations,” South32 said.The project – which contributes to the objectives of the company’s Climate Change Strategy – is the second largest solar installation in a remote, off-grid mining operation in Australia and the first to be integrated into a gas-fired power station, according to the company.Earlier this year, EDL Energy signed a 14-year extension of its contract to supply electricity for Cannington, which included partnering with SunSHIFT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of engineering and construction firm Laing O’Rourke, to ‘hybridise’ the existing 34 MW gas plant at the site, with this 3 MW solar photovoltaic installation.It is anticipated the new solar farm will prevent between 4,000-6,000 t/y of greenhouse gas emissions.Rob Jackson, Vice President Operations at Cannington, said the operation was committed to identifying energy efficiency initiatives. “Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a big part of that so I’m delighted that our Cannington operation’s solar installation is leading the way,” he said.The cost to install and operate the solar farm will be offset by lower fuel costs, according to South32. This makes it an economically viable solution for the operation.last_img read more