first_img Filson’s New Collection Honors Smokey Bear and the U.S. Fire Service Regardless of who you are or where you come from, I think we can all agree that the concept of a completely solar-powered grill is something that carries an undeniable appeal. Armed with one of these bad boys, you can cook anything from burgers to bundt cake, all with little more than the power of the sun. No propane, no lighter fluid, no ridiculous charcoal chimneys — just you, some mirrors, and that big ball of burning gas at the center of our solar system.The only downside? Unfortunately, most of the solar grills out there right now aren’t particularly portable. They’re large, unwieldy affairs that aren’t designed to go anywhere but your backyard — which totally sucks when your neighborhood is mired under a gloomy patch of clouds. Ideally, you’d be able to pack up your grill and head to wherever there’s sunshine.Related: Ingenious SunPort plug lets you use solar energy even if you don’t have solar panelsThat’s where PhotonGrill comes in. Rather than using a set of rigid glass mirrors to focus light onto your cooking surface, this beast uses a lightweight, reflective plastic. To start grilling, simply inflate the solar collector until it becomes rigid enough to hold its concave shape, attach it to the expandable tripod mount, and then direct the sunbeam at your cooking platform. After that, all you’ve got to do is wait.So long as you’ve got decent sunlight you don’t even have to wait for that long, either. According to the grill’s creators, the PhotonGrill can reach a temperature of 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 Celsius) in just five minutes with full sunlight.When it’s all said and done, simply deflate the dish, fold up the legs, and pack everything up. PhotonGrill even comes with a backpack carrying case, so you can easily take it along on backpacking trips, picnics, and any other sun-soaked adventure you’ve got planned.You can’t get your hands on one quite yet, but the SolarGrill team has recently turned to Kickstarter to raise funds for production, so you can lock one down with a preorder by pledging your support. Check it out!This was originally a post on our brother site, Digital Trends. America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Editors’ Recommendations Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About A Brief History of Bubble Tea and the Best Flavors to Trylast_img read more

27 January 2010Anglo American, one of the world’s largest mining companies, today unveiled a new project to create more jobs, support entrepreneurship and boost local economies in South Africa, a move welcomed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Anglo American, one of the world’s largest mining companies, today unveiled a new project to create more jobs, support entrepreneurship and boost local economies in South Africa, a move welcomed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).The multinational corporation is answering the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative challenging companies to apply their business expertise, technology and innovative spirit to tackling poverty and contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline.Today’s announcement makes Anglo American the first company from the extractive industry to have a project accepted by BCtA.The company seeks to set up 12 enterprise development hubs in areas experiencing high unemployment in South Africa, spurring the creation of 25,000 new jobs in up to 1,500 new businesses across the country over the next seven years. It will provide mentoring as well as financing for small business start-ups, targeting the most vulnerable people, and seeks to expand to Chile and Brazil in the near future.“Long-term economic growth is vital to the fight against global poverty and business investment is vital to building economic growth,” said Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator. “Today, business leaders are rewriting the value equation to show that true worth comes not only from profits but from making a positive difference.” read more