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Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgTransnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileTransnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. It owns and operates Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and Transcorp Hotel in Calabar. In the agriculture sector, the company produces orange and pineapple concentrates, mango puree and orange peel oil. It also grows food crops and fodder crops. In the energy sector, the company is involved in upstream petroleum development and has interests in exploring, refining and marketing oil and gas. Other business interests include generating electric power; maritime operations and supplying products for the mining and construction sectors which includes stone, sand, lime and iron. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wellington scrumhalf Frae Wilson smashes Counties lock Jimmy Tupou

first_imgWednesday Oct 23, 2013 Wellington scrumhalf Frae Wilson smashes Counties lock Jimmy Tupou Wellington made it through to their first domestic final in four years after beating Counties Manukau 41-10 in the ITM Cup Premiership Semi Final last Friday. It was a physical battle, but the most impressive hit was this scorcher from the home team scrumhalf. Number nine Frae Wilson scored the opening try of the game after a breakdown turnover, and a few minutes later he mixed it up with the big boys in close, smashing lock Jimmy Tupou.That’s right, it was a complete mismatch but Wilson took it to the far larger player, timing the hit perfectly and clearly impressing renowned big hitter, Motu Matu’u.Motu Matu’u was involved in a huge collision himself later in the game as he charged towards to the tryline and caught centre Rey Lee-Lo with a big shoulder. Lee-Lo was out cold before hitting the turf, but later walked off the field which was good to see.The forward effort, led by Matu’u and Ardie Savea, set the platform for the Lions to run in six tries in total, with Lima Sopoaga kicking four conversions and a penalty.The Wellington Lions will host the final against Canterbury on Saturday, after they themselves beat Auckland 56-26 in a high scoring game in Christchurch.The cracking scrumhalf-on-lock hit is below, and the Matu’u charge is on page twoThe strong run by powerfully built Wellington Lions hooker Motu Matu’uADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Borges Carneiro Apartment / José Adrião Arquitetos

first_imgCopyApartments, Renovation•Lisboa, Portugal Projects Photographs:  Nuno Almendra Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 Borges Carneiro Apartment / José Adrião Arquitetos Photographs Carolina Calmon, João Albuquerque Matos, Paulo Palma ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942875/borges-carneiro-apartment-jose-adriao-arquitetos Clipboard Apartments Architects: José Adrião Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJosé Adrião ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationLisbonPortugalPublished on October 17, 2020Cite: “Borges Carneiro Apartment / José Adrião Arquitetos” [Apartamento Borges Carneiro / José Adrião Arquitetos] 17 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Borges Carneiro Apartment / José Adrião ArquitetosSave this projectSaveBorges Carneiro Apartment / José Adrião Arquitetos+ 34Curated by Matheus Pereira Sharecenter_img Portugal “COPY” ArchDaily Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Lead Architects: Engineering:ARA – Alves Rodrigues AssociadosSpecialities:Pensamento SustentávelContractor:Domus MagnaArchitectural Survey:Pedro JoséDecoration:Thierry Rondenet & Hervé YvrenogeauCity:LisboaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nuno AlmendraRecommended ProductsBathroom AccessoriesburgbadIlluminated Mirror – FiumoStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamText description provided by the architects. The project’s main goal was to connect the two autonomous apartments on the top floor of a building in the Lapa district of Lisbon. The building – comprising a basement, 3 floors and an attic with a single fraction per floor – was built in the last decade of the 19th century. The main floor’s original layout, like most of them at that time in Lisbon, still has a continuous row of rooms that allows for different functions. The kitchen and the only bathroom in the apartment were located at the back of the building. All the areas were served by an extensive corridor that allowed for a transversal connection between the front and the back of the apartment.Save this picture!Planta – PropostaSave this picture!© Nuno AlmendraIn order to adapt the flat to new uses, various spaces needed to be redistributed so as to significantly improve the apartment’s spatial and habitable conditions. As an operating principle, it was decided to keep the original apartment’s character by maintaining the continuous row of rooms and assigning them the distributional function. In this way, the existing corridor became an internal stairway leading up to the attic to connect the two floors. In the spatial reorganisation of the house, the main alteration resulted in the introduction of four bathrooms distributed between the two floors and the relocation of the kitchen. The kitchen remained one of the most exceptional spaces of the apartment where the original pre-existing tiles were restored and reapplied to the walls and ceiling. All the social areas were opened and permeable between each other, thus allowing the apartment to benefit from natural ventilation via the two opposite façades, to the north and to the south.The complete remodeling of the attic was necessary in order to make it livable and structurally stable. Reinforcements were required to the floor structure and vertical props were removed making the space more functional. For most of the restructuring, the original materials and finishes which characterised this apartment and its construction type were renovated, such as with the original timber flooring, walls and internal wooden doors and shutters.Save this picture!Corte – PropostaSave this picture!© Nuno AlmendraProject gallerySee allShow lessDavid Adjaye-Designed House Built by Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation to Be Torn…Architecture NewsThe Florescence Showroom / Karvone DesignSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:R. de Borges Carneiro, 1200 Lisboa, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Fundraising manager moves on

first_imgFundraising manager moves on  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Dublin Simon Community is losing their head of fundraising, Katherine Ayres, who is leaving to join the Gurkha Welfare Association in London. Katherine has been with Dublin Simon for over three years where she was promoted from corporate fundraiser to fundraising manager. Katherine will become deputy director of the Gurkha Welfare Association. During her time at Simon she oversaw a growth in fundraising income to nearly ‚€4 million annually. Christmas past, one of Simon’s major fundraising events, the House of Cards, which asks companies to donate to charity rather than send cards to customers, raised a record ‚€680,000. Dublin Simon is one of the capital’s major organisation’s working with the homeless. Advertisement Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 2 March 2006 | Newslast_img read more

Irish fundraising totals €725m, survey finds

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  87 total views,  1 views today Nonprofits in the Republic of Ireland derive 7% or €725 million of their income from fundraising and donations, according to Benefacts, an organisation which collates information on the voluntary sector.The €725 million figure includes gifts from individuals, foundations and private companies.Using public data derived from more than 8,000 nonprofit company reports for 2013, 2014 and 2015 in Ireland, Benefacts has identified some key trends in the sector which today employs almost 150,000 people, turns over nearly €11bn annually and accounts for 8% of all current government expenditure.How the Irish nonprofit sector measures up Irish fundraising totals €725m, survey finds Advertisement Tagged with: Ireland Research / statisticscenter_img  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Howard Lake | 30 April 2017 | 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. 15% average increaseBetween 2013-15, reported income from fundraising and donations increased by 15% on average year-on-year. The survey said this can partly be ascribed to the increase in the number of organisations and improvements in the quality of disclosures.The main beneficiaries of significantly increased giving were charities working in international development, family support services, services for people with disabilities, health services and health promotion.The survey said it was impossible to accurately analyse the costs of fundraising effort using currently standards of financial reporting but says there is some evidence related to the cost of fundraising staff which suggests costs are increasing relative to income.€8.57 raised for every €1 spent on payrollIn 2013, for every euro spent on payroll, €8.57 was raised in funds the following year, and in 2014 for every euro spent on payroll, €8.26 was raised in funds the following year. In 2015 the survey also found that seven fundraising staff were paid over €70,000.‘Institutional philanthropy’ or giving by foundations was also examined in the survey  and showed that three organisations – Atlantic Philanthropies, Ireland Funds and Community Foundation – made grants totalling €66 million in 2015.A review of the foundation reported grants indicates that major philanthropies concentrate their resources in certain areas, notably the arts and heritage, health services and health promotion, higher education and youth services.The full report, which includes a wide ranging analysis of the not for profit sector in Ireland, can be downloaded from Benefacts.last_img read more

Fort Worth Symphony director creates service to divert waste from landfills

first_imgFacebook Twitter printFort Worth has recycling facilities that accept glass bottles and soda cans along with thrift stores that accept used clothing. But what about leftover food?Miguel Harth-Bedoya, director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and internationally acclaimed conductor, orchestrated a service that would allow him and other residents to compost food waste.Harth-Bedoya teamed up with small-business owner and family friend Johanna Calderón to create Cowboy Compost in July.Cowboy Compost aims to raise awareness about organic waste and recycling and divert food waste away from the only landfill in Fort Worth, said Harth-Bedoya.Fort Worth’s Southeast Landfill, which is the size of about 170 football fields, will be completely full in 25 years, said Jane Berry, operations supervisor of the landfill.Berry said the landfill takes in 3,000 tons a day, which amounts to 240,000 full bags of trash.Cowboy Compost helps divert waste away from the landfill, said Harth-Bedoya. Employees pick up residential and commercial food waste from around Fort Worth and inspect the waste to ensure it is free of contaminants before transporting it to a composting facility.This diagram illustrates what can be placed in Cowboy Compost bins.Harth-Bedoya said food waste includes anything that isn’t eaten, such as fruit and vegetable peels and cores, leftover pizza crust or fat from meat.Harth-Bedoya said he arranged for facilities including Silver Creek Materials and Meyer Materials to accept food waste into their composting process. Those facilities convert the food waste into soil that can then be used to grow more food, he said.Harth-Bedoya said this process creates a circular, sustainable system.“So by doing this, now I’ve created the option of recycling, basically, because compost is recycling,” Harth-Bedoya said.In his own household, Harth-Bedoya said he reduced the amount of waste that would normally go to a landfill by 90 percent.How it all beganCowboy Compost’s first customers were the musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.In a test to determine the effectiveness of the service, Harth-Bedoya brought his colleagues airtight buckets and instructions for what could be composted and what could not.His colleagues would then bring him their buckets filled with organic waste each week.Harth-Bedoya said the results of this pilot program were impressive.“The data that we came up with was in the thousands of pounds that could have gone to garbage,” he said. “And that is when I realized, wow. Every single person, one little bit at a time, gets up in the thousands of pounds.”Harth-Bedoya said he shared this data with the city of Fort Worth, which encouraged his efforts.“And they were so, you know, impressed that this was a need, so they sort of gave me basically validity to go ahead and get this started,” he said.Cowboy Compost customersSince Cowboy Compost opened in July, its co-owners Harth-Bedoya and Calderón have seen the company expand its service from friends to social media followers, wrote Calderón, the company’s general manager.Cowboy Compost services include residential compost pickup at $7.50 per bucket, community composting that could be applied to a workplace or dormitory, restaurant compost pickup and Zero Waste parties, according to its website.Pickups take place once every two weeks, said Pete Smith, operations director of Cowboy Compost.Harth-Bodeya said Cowboy Compost is more than a service: it’s satisfaction.“You have satisfaction that you are actually doing something that matters,” he said. “….Because it feels so great, you know that you look at your trash cans and they are almost empty, there’s nothing.”The only restaurant currently on Cowboy Compost’s pickup route is Z’s Cafe, which is co-owned by Texas Christian University alumnus Carlo Capua.Cowboy Compost from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.Z’s Cafe started using Cowboy Compost’s service about two months ago, said Capua.Capua said placing food waste in buckets creates a cleaner restaurant environment.“Instead of going in our dumpster, it’s going in here so it’s being put to good use; it’s creating less trash; and over all it just, it makes the place–it helps with the smell, it helps with the size of the dumpster that we’re going to use,” Capua said.Capua said he may be able to get a smaller dumpster for the non-organic trash, since so much food waste is now being picked up for composting.The big pictureWhile Harth-Bedoya is raising awareness about waste using his celebrity platform in music, the city of Fort Worth is examining how it can utilize emerging technologies to improve waste diversion, according to its website.Fort Worth’s new 2016-2036 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan aims to divert 40 percent of the city’s waste away from landfills and toward alternative disposal methods such as recycling and composting, according to the website.Statistics on the city’s website show the amount of waste diverted from landfills grew from 7 percent in 2003 to 24 percent in 2013. Two-thirds of that waste is commercial, and one-third is residential. 10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music Linkedin Fort Worth Waste Diverted from Landfills in 2003 and 2013Create pie chartsThe city’s last waste management plan in 1995 was outdated and did not account for new technologies, according to the website.For Harth-Bedoya, waste diversion is less about numbers and more about sharing the satisfaction of contributing to a specific environmental practice in a specific location–composting in Fort Worth.“I’m not asking people to fix the world’s environment because you can’t,” Harth-Bedoya said. “By not throwing something [away] you can’t fix the problems of Brazil’s pollution. But you can have an impact on pollution and garbage in Fort Worth.” Linkedin Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Kayley Ryan $800 million bond looks to expand JPS medical and behavioral health facilities Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ City to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow “stealth dorms”center_img + posts ReddIt Fort Worth recognized for growing music scene Facebook Twitter ReddIt Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Previous articleMen’s basketball dominates season openerNext articleGender gap increases in colleges around the nation Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/last_img read more

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill declaring children’s lemonade stands legal

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Great news, children of Texas: Your unlicensed lemonade stands soon won’t be criminal enterprises. Gov. Greg Abbott late Monday signed a bill that prohibits cities and neighborhood associations from enacting rules that block or regulate children trying to sell nonalcoholic drinks like lemonade on private property. The law targets local health codes and neighborhood rules that intentionally or unintentionally ban the stands or require permits for them to operate. Support for such a law in Texas began to grow in 2015, when police in the East Texas town of Overton reportedly shut down a lemonade stand by two young siblings who were trying to earn money to buy a Father’s Day present. The bill, authored by state Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, passed unanimously in both chambers. Abbott signed the bill in a video he posted on Twitter. “Here is a common sense law,” he said in the video.It’s now legal for kids to sell lemonade at stands.We had to pass a law because police shut down a kid’s lemonade stand.Thanks to ⁦@RepMattKrause⁩. #txlege #LEMONADE pic.twitter.com/xwfCob2nvV — Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 11, 2019 Read related Tribune coverageAnalysis: The Texas Legislature has left Austin. Now what?From property taxes to teacher pay, here’s how the Texas Legislature handled spending priorities Texas Tribune WhatsApp Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill declaring children’s lemonade stands legal TAGS  Pinterestcenter_img Local NewsState By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Pinterest Twitter Previous articleHit and run investigationNext article5 must-haves to pack for a fun holiday weekend Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Donegal architect calls for review of tendering regulations

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Donegal architect calls for review of tendering regulations RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Twitter WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest A Donegal architect says there needs to be a discussion in the Dail about how EU tendering regulations are interpreted and implemented.Tarla Mac Gabhann believes local firms are being blocked for tendering for major contracts because the government insists on bidders having multi-million turnover figures which severely limits the scope of small companies to participate.He believes the government’s interpretation is excessively limiting, and needs to be examined.Tarla Mac Gabhann also says the government’s reliance in the Public Private Partnership model for larger projects is a major obstacle………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/tarla5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleRevealed: Lucky Lifford shop sells winning Euromillions lotto ticketNext articleDonegal Senator blasts Government proposals for grandparent grant News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp By News Highland – August 8, 2018 last_img read more

Man killed in apartment ‘explosives laboratory’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BEAVER DAM, Wis.) — A Wisconsin man blew himself up inside his apartment, which was allegedly loaded with white supremacist literature, weapons, explosives and highly volatile chemicals.Investigators say Benjamin Morrow, 28, was found lifeless underneath his electric kitchen stove inside his unit at Village Glen Apartments in Beaver Dam last month. They also pulled from the rubble white supremacist literature, long guns and pistols, ammo, a large capacity magazine, and explosives, according to an unsealed warrant according to a report in ABC News station WISN.It’s alleged that Morrow also hoarded 13 medium-sized jars of traicetone triperoxide or “TATP explosive material” in in the fridge inside the kitchen, which the warrant claimed doubled as an “explosives laboratory,” according to Wisconsin crime investigator Kevin Heimerl’s warrant application.The contents of Morrow’s unit were considered to be so “highly volatile” that officials decided to destroy the entire 16-unit structure in a controlled fire.Morrow, who according to WISN was a food company quality control technician who had previously worked as an associate scientist at pharmaceutical company, appears to have had strong white supremacy leanings.“Within his bedroom, literature has been found concerning white supremacy groups,” Heimerl wrote in the warrant citing what was found after probing Morrow’s laptop computer and electronic devices.The March 5 explosion that killed Morrow coincidentally occurred at the same time when package bomber Mark Anthony Conditt was detonating devices and terrorizing Austin, Texas — before law enforcement caught up to Conditt and he committed suicide.Despite the cache of weapons that included explosive targets and ballistic helmets and a vest, it remains unclear whether Morrow was hatching anything operational.“At this point to link him to one thing or another would be speculative and conjecture,” Beaver Dam police Lt. Terrence Gebhardt told WISN.The explosive compound Morrow was manufacturing, TATP, is nicknamed “Mother of Satan” and is made from easy-to-buy items that don’t necessarily merit attention from authorities.Heimerl said in the warrant applicattion that he found other containers of TATP stored inside Morrow’s garage along with instructions found on the manufacture of homemade explosives.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Son gives his mother the gift of life with organ donation: ‘I want her to experience grandchildren’

first_imgMuscarella Family(NEW YORK) — In a reversal of fates, a mom in upstate New York has thanked her eldest son for giving the gift of life back to her.Brian Muscarella, 33, of Lake View donated a portion of his liver to his mother Diane Muscarella of Buffalo, after learning that she was waiting on a transplant list. Now fully recovered, the two are sharing their story.“I wanted her to be around,” Brian Muscarella told ABC News. “I’m getting married next year and I want her to experience grandchildren. I want her to be with all of us for a very long time.”Brian said he asked doctors to screen him to see if he could be his mother’s liver donor, after he learned about her condition. Diane had been diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver in 2010 and was placed on a transplant list three years ago.“She sat us all down as a group, my brother, father, and told us what she was going through and the process of what she was exploring for medical treatments,” he recalled. “We visually noticed she started to get thinner, didn’t have as much energy and was tired quite often. We kind of knew something was going on.”Diane Muscarella told her family that she had been placed on the transplant list and that doctors at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center had given her options for treatment. She was told that a living donor was an option and gave her pamphlets to pass out to family and friends who might consider helping.“I just started googling liver donations and reading through the information she had and I felt like it was something that I could handle doing physically and emotionally,” Brian Muscarella said, adding that he reached out to the living donor coordinators and later began the screening process. He eventually learned that he was a perfect match.Dr. Abhinav Humar, chief of the division of transplantation in the department of surgery at UPMC, performed the transplant surgery on Brian and Diane Muscarella on Feb. 29, 2017.Humar told ABC News that this was not the first time he’s seen a son-to-mother procedure.“We’ve also seen mother to son, brother to sister, cousin to cousin, co-worker to church member, to even complete strangers,” the surgeon said.Patients who have the most advanced liver disease are placed higher on the organ transplant waiting list, Humar explained. Because her condition was not as advanced as others, she likely would have been waiting a long time to get a transplant.“Certainly in Diane’s situation, she was not sick enough to be at the top of the list,” Humar said. “She was having problems related to the liver disease and she was low priority.”But the longer a person has to wait, the worse the condition can become.“About 20 to 25 percent of patients that we put on the waiting list essentially die before they get to the top of that list,” he added. “Living donations are a direct gift from an individual.”Unlike with some other organ donations, the liver regenerates within a very short time. Usually within a few weeks, it can grow back to full-size both in the donor and in the recipient, Humar said.Brian’s surgery took nearly six hours and his mother’s took about eight hours. Brian was able to go home after a week and both he and his mom suffered no complications, Humar said. Diane remained in Pittsburgh the entire month of March during her recovery.A year later, Brian is back participating in the sport of triathlon and he’s playing hockey again. Diane said it’s been 15 years since she’s felt this good.“She’s happier and livelier overall and back to the person we all knew before she started to feel sick,” Brian said about his mom. “She was always very supportive growing up and encouraged not only me, but my brother to chase after the things that we wanted to do. I think this was a way to give her the support she needed when she was not at her best.”Diane cried when talking about her son’s gift, saying it made her feel, “very overwhelmed.”“Being here for Mother’s Day, it’s a blessing, to be honest, that I thought I was not going be able to see,” she said. “I was on a donor list three years ago and there aren’t many people on that list who are here today.”Diane is looking forward to celebrating her son Mark’s wedding in October and Brian’s wedding in June 2019.“I never thought I would see the day and I’m more excited that I’m going to be around for grandchildren,” she added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more