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Shire begins £358m offer for Movetis

first_img Tags: NULL DRUGS firm Shire launched its €19-a-share offer for Belgian gastro-intestinal specialist Movetis yesterday, as the company pushes ahead with its plans for international expansion. Movetis investors have until 26 September to accept the offer, which values the firm at €428m (£358m) including its €100m cash pile. Movetis management have unanimously recommended the offer to shareholders, which represents a premium of 74 per cent on stock prices before the bid was first announced on 3 August. Institutional investors Sofinnova Partners, Sofinnova Ventures, and Life Sciences Partners, which together make up 38.9 per cent of shares, have already agreed to sell. Shire said yesterday it believes the acquisition will make money from 2012. The tender offer is being funded by existing cash resources and executed through the company’s Luxembourg-based subsidiary. The acquisition would give Shire the rights to Resolor, which treats chronic constipation in women in 27 countries of the European Union and elsewhere. Shire estimates potential annual peak sales of Resolor of more than €300m.The purchase will boost the acquisitive drugmaker’s gastro-intestinal business, which is currently the smallest of its three areas of operation. The takeover is one of several deals being thrashed out in the pharmaceutical sector. French drugs giant Sanofi-Aventis said yesterday it would be prepared to moderately raise its $69 per share (£44.7) offer for Genzyme, after the US firm rejected an all-cash $18.5bn offer last week. Shares in Shire closed 0.55 per cent up at £14.59 yesterday, while Movetis remained flat at €18.84. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Share whatsapp Shire begins £358m offer for Movetis center_img Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Monday 6 September 2010 8:29 pmlast_img read more

DEMOCRATS SET TO LOSE CONTROL OF CONGRESS

first_img DEMOCRATS SET TO LOSE CONTROL OF CONGRESS KCS-content whatsapp Share Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ EARLY exit polls suggest that President Barack Obama will have to deal with a new balance of power in Washington after yesterday’s midterm elections. The Democrats appeared to have lost control of the US House of Representatives, with voters most concerned about the direction of the economy, in particular high unemployment. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Tuesday 2 November 2010 10:01 pmlast_img read more

GiG secures first data platform deal with Megalotto

first_img Email Address Bingo AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced the launch of its real-time data platform with first B2B customer, lottery betting brand Megalotto.Under the agreement, Megalotto will be able use the platform to access insights through a number of services in real-time, which GiG said would help enhance its business intelligence capabilities.The platform also features a standard key performance indicator library across all tools, powered by artificial intelligence, as well as a range of player safety and anti-money laundering tools.Backed by venture capital fund Optimizer Invest, Megalotto launched earlier this year after securing a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority. Megalotto is already operating on the GiG platform, under a deal agreed between the two parties in January 2019.“A key strategic objective for Megalotto is to be a data-driven organisation which can extract and interpret a mixture of financial and transactional data in real-time, to make better decisions for the customer and for the company,” Megalotto chief executive Grant Williams explained.“The tools we now have available via GiG data means we can continue to deliver on our vision to offer a personalised lottery and gaming experience to all of our customers, across all markets.”GiG chief commercial officer Ben Clemes added: “We are excited to expand our partnership with Megalotto to include GiG Data. Our real-time data platform offers operators a fast and scalable self-service tool that enhances business intelligence.“GiG data provides a secure and compliant data framework, which is responsive to the critical data needs of our partners.”The deal comes after GiG earlier this month completed the sale of its Zecure Gaming Limited B2C subsidiary to Betsson Group. Betsson took ownership of the assets, business activities, operations, front-end and middleware technology and gaming licences attributable to Zecure’s B2C activities. GiG secures first data platform deal with Megalotto Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced the launch of its real-time data platform with first B2B customer, lottery betting brand Megalotto. Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Bingo 27th April 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Companies: GiGlast_img read more

Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgWilldale Limited (WILD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Willdale Limited (WILD.zw)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileWilldale Limited manufactures and markets a range of clay brick products for the Zimbabwe building and construction sector. Its clay brick range includes face brick, semi-face brick, common brick and paving bricks for walkways, patios, swimming pool surrounds and garden landscaping. The bricks are either manufactured with a rustic, smooth or brushed finish. Willdale Limited has a range which includes economy plaster, special ground solutions and decorative building products which include window sills, faggots and klompies. The company was listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 2003 after a demerger from Mashonaland Holdings Limited and is the only brick company listed on the ZSE. Willdale Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Total Kenya Limited (TOTL.ke) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgTotal Kenya Limited (TOTL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Total Kenya Limited (TOTL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Kenya Limited (TOTL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Kenya Limited (TOTL.ke)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTotal Kenya Limited is the largest oil and gas marketer in Kenya with an extensive network of service stations and fuel depots, liquefied petroleum gas filling plants and aviation depots. The Kenyan oil and gas company is a subsidiary of the global Total Group which is the fourth-largest publicly traded integrated international oil and gas company in the world with a presence in over 100 countries. The company was founded in 1955 as OZO East Africa Limited but changed its name to Total Oil Products East Africa Limited in 1988, making it the first multi-national oil company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The company changed its name to Total Kenya Limited in 1991. Total Kenya Limited has more than 176 service stations, 5 wholly-owned fuel depots and 3 jointly-owned depots, 2 liquefied petroleum gas filling plants, 1 lubricant blending plant and 5 aviation depots. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Total Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Capital Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing products and services for investment banking, asset management, trusteeship, securities trading and insurance. The company targets corporations, governments, institutions and high net worth individuals as well as retail investors in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. United Capital Investment Banking offers advisory services which include project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and structured finance. United Capital Asset Management expertise covers portfolio/fund management, mutual funds, wealth management and investment advisory services. United Capital Trustees has over 50 years’ experience in Trust services and extensive expertise in debenture trusts, mutual funds, bonds and REITS. United Capital Securities Limited is a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Broker/Dealer. The company is also a registered dealing member of NASD OTC Plc which enables it to deal in over-the-counter equity and fixed income securities. Formerly known as UBA Capital Plc, the company changed its name to United Capital Plc in 2014. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Capital Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget gold, Bitcoin and buy-to-let. Here’s how I’d invest £20k in 2020 to achieve financial freedom

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And I’d drip-feed my money into the stock market over time, to reduce the risk of investing at market highs.Ultimately, I believe this two-pronged, tax-efficient approach, which has the potential to deliver a fantastic mix of capital gains and passive income over time, is the best way to achieve financial freedom.  If you have £20,000 to invest in 2020, you have no shortage of investment options. Gold, cryptocurrencies, buy-to-let property and stocks are just some of the assets you could put your money into.Yet realistically, some assets are likely to deliver stronger long-term returns than others in the years ahead, so it’s important that you invest your money wisely. With that in mind, here’s a look at why I’d avoid gold, bitcoin, and buy-to-let as we kick off the new decade, and where I’d invest £20k instead.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…GoldWhile gold can be effective as a hedge against uncertainty, I wouldn’t want to invest a large chunk of money in the precious metal. The main reason I say this is that gold doesn’t generate any earnings or income. As Warren Buffett says, gold “doesn’t do anything but sit there and look at you.”Sure, the gold price could keep rising in 2020. But it could just as easily fall if sentiment towards the yellow metal deteriorates. Just ask those who bought gold in 2011 and are still sitting on losses today.CryptocurrenciesWhile many people believe that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are a ticket to riches, personally, I’m not convinced. Not only are cryptocurrencies impossible to value and notoriously volatile, but there’s now also a great deal of regulatory uncertainty in relation to the asset class. Major regulators such as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are cracking down hard on crypto-assets. Ultimately, as a long-term investment, cryptocurrencies are unproven so I’d leave them alone.Buy-to-letIn the past, buy-to-let property was an easy way to make money. However, in my view, that ship has sailed. For starters, house price growth has stalled. And with Brexit uncertainty lingering, I think lower house price growth could persist for a while.Secondly, the government has really cracked down on buy-to-let recently. Stamp duty surcharges have been introduced while mortgage interest tax relief has been phased out. Additionally, there’s now a heavy weight of regulation that you have to deal with as a landlord. All things considered, buy-to-let now looks far less attractive than it used to.How I’d invest £20k this yearSo, how would I invest £20k as we start the new decade?Personally, I’d put my money into the stock market. More specifically, I’d invest in two main types of stocks: “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever, Diageo, Prudential, Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Boohoo. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alphabet (C shares), Apple, Microsoft, and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group, Diageo, and Prudential and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $85 calls on Microsoft and short January 2021 $115 calls on Microsoft. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Forget gold, Bitcoin and buy-to-let. Here’s how I’d invest £20k in 2020 to achieve financial freedom See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

East Carolina bishop is candidate for Pennsylvania bishop provisional

first_img Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Joseph F Foster says: Comments (8) Rector Bath, NC Comments are closed. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH January 5, 2013 at 10:43 am Prayers for East Carolina as they begin a search for a new bishop. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Jesse Glenn says: January 8, 2013 at 5:21 pm I believe the canon allowing translation was approved in 1976 or 1979. Bp. Willis Henton was elected bishop of the newly formed diocese of Western Louisiana while diocesan of Northwest Texas in 1979 or 80. I believe he was the first under the new canon. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Rev. Ann Fontaine says: Fr. Joseph Krasinski says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY House of Bishops, Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls January 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm As a member of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, I wish to express my gratitude to all of those who worked to make this transition possible. I offer thanks to God that we are finally at a point where resolution and reconciliation can begin. Let us all offer our support and prayers as the Diocese of Pennsylvania searches for a new Bishop. Let us also pray for the Diocese of East Carolina as they begin their quest to find a new spiritual leader.“For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”Psalm 100: 5 King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.) January 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm Thank you. I was beginning to wonder whether anybody reading these things knew — or knew what translation of a bishop is. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing January 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm This is intended as a request for information–not to start an argument.Since when could sitting bishops dicesan or coadjutor be translated? The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania will meet Jan. 12 to elect Diocese of East Carolina Bishop Clifton Daniel III as its bishop provisional.Daniel, 65, told his diocese Jan. 4 that he had met with the East Carolina Standing Committee the previous day to inform them of his intent to resign Feb. 28 after 15 years as bishop there and to take the Pennsylvania post.“It is an honor to be elected to serve that diocese at a critical point in its continuing life and ministry,” Daniel wrote, adding that “I do love and treasure our Diocese of East Carolina and count it as a privilege to serve as your bishop for these years.”The Pennsylvania Standing Committee said Jan. 4 in an e-mailed statement that Daniel wss “a deeply Christian person who listens, builds consensus, works with diocesan leadership effectively, and cares about the work and life of the congregations and missions of the church.”“We believe that Bishop Daniel will bring healing and gracious leadership to our diocese,” the committee said. “As we welcome Bishop Daniel to the Diocese of Pennsylvania, please keep in your prayers the people and the Diocese of East Carolina as they experience the loss of Bishop Daniel and enter into a period of transition.”Daniel’s biography is here.Daniel will serve in place of Bishop Charles Bennison, who retired at the end of 2012 after an at times contentious episcopate.A bishop provisional has all the authority and responsibilities of a diocesan bishop, but typically serves for a set period of time and is meant to be a bridge into the time when the diocese is ready to elect a diocesan bishop or make other decisions about its future. The Pennsylvania Standing Committee predicted that Daniel would serve for two years or until the diocese elects a new bishop diocesan.Daniel is due to attend the diocese’s special convention at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral Jan. 12 to speak to the delegates and respond to questions, the Standing Committee said. The convention will also discuss the upcoming period of transition, including what the committee called “strategies for healing and reconciliation,” and how those efforts “will inform our readiness to call a bishop diocesan and undertake new and renewed ministries in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.”The Episcopal Church’s canons (Title III.13.1) require a diocese seeking a bishop provisional to work with the presiding bishop’s office. The Standing Committee said in an earlier statement that Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori requires such dioceses to use “a highly confidential interview and selection process and may present only one name to its convention.”The committee said that it understands the policy is meant “to encourage the broadest number of bishops in our church who may feel called to serve as the bishop provisional in a particular diocese to seek that position privately and without fear that their interest in serving as a bishop provisional will complicate their current positions.”The members “sought to ensure that we had the most representative process for the selection of the bishop provisional that was possible within the confines of the presiding bishop’s policy” and in the process “learned the extent and depth to which we were willing to trust each other’s judgment and focus on the best interests of our diocese.”“The presentation of one candidate will allow the diocese to move forward in our work of healing, reconciliation, visioning and preparing to select and elect a new diocesan bishop,” the committee said.Bennison announced Oct. 9 in a letter to the diocese that he would retire at the end of 2012. He noted that the Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin, president of the diocesan Standing Committee, told him that the committee wanted to elect a bishop provisional rather than either have Bennison call for the election of a coadjutor or have the diocese elect a diocesan who would be consecrated on the day of his retirement.Bennison, 69, could have continued to serve until November 2015, when he turns 72, the church’s mandatory retirement age for all clergy. He became bishop in early 1997.The Pennsylvania Standing Committee has been at odds with Bennison since the mid-2000s over concerns about how he managed the diocese’s assets and other issues.During Bennison’s tenure, the Standing Committee called for his resignation more than once, including on the day he returned to work in August 2010 after the church’s Court of Review for the Trial of a Bishop overturned a lower church court’s finding that he should be removed from ordained ministry because he had engaged in conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy. The review court agreed with one of the lower court’s two findings of misconduct, but it said that Bennison could not be deposed because the charge was barred by the church’s statute of limitations.The review court said that Bennison failed to respond properly in the mid-1970s when he was rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Upland, California, and learned that his brother, John, who worked initially as a lay youth minister in the parish, had been having a sexual relationship with a member of the youth group that began when she was 14. John Bennison later was ordained a priest but deposed in 1977 for an unrelated offense. He was restored to the priesthood in 1980, but he was forced to renounce his orders again in 2006 when accusations of his abuse became public.Jefferts Schori inhibited Charles Bennison in October 2007 from exercising his ordained ministry when the church’s Title IV Review Committee formally accused him of the inaction. The inhibition expired with the review court’s August 2010 decision.In September 2010, the diocesan Standing Committee asked the House of Bishops for its “support and assistance” in securing Bennison’s retirement or resignation. The bishops later that month called for Bennison’s “immediate and unconditional resignation.” The next day, Bennison refused to resign and remained the diocesan bishop until his retirement.The bishops and deputies who gathered in Indianapolis in July 2012 for the 77th meeting of General Convention made a historic statement about the relationship between bishops and dioceses, acknowledging that, on rare occasions, that relationship becomes severely strained, sometimes to the point of breaking.The convention, by way of Resolution B021, set up a canonical process for reconciling or dissolving an episcopal relationship.Resolution B021 was the result of a call (via Resolution B014) from the 2009 meeting of General Convention about how to help dioceses and bishops resolve their differences.The process outlined in B021 was not invoked in Pennsylvania.—  The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Joseph F Foster says: Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Hilda Weaver says: People Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME January 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm Dan Daniel is the perfect person for this job. He has the love, the patience, and the ability to communicate to all. The rev. Dr. Margaret Shepard Rector Tampa, FL East Carolina bishop is candidate for Pennsylvania bishop provisional Diocese must vote on choice of soon-to-resign Bishop Clifton Daniel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 4, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Scott Turner says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN The rev. Dr. Margaret Shepard says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET January 10, 2013 at 11:01 am Having lived in the Diocese of East Carolina for several years, I came to know Bp. Daniel as a marvelous leader and reconciler, actively seeking the opportunity to make “All Welcome in this Place”. East Carolina’s loss; Pennsylvania’s immense gain. January 10, 2013 at 9:55 am If I’m not mistaken, I believe Bp. Robert Witcher was elected Diocesan of Long Island in 1977 was “translated” from another Diocese.last_img read more

US successfully planned for the ‘endless frontier’ of science research in…

first_img Please enter your comment! It’s time to forge a new path forward.yangyang/Moment via Getty Images LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear TAGSFundingResearchScience Previous articleDemings introduces legislation to welcome Mary McLeod Bethune statue to the U.S. CapitolNext articleComing to Amazon Prime Video in March Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here By Marc Zimmer, Professor of Chemistry, Connecticut CollegeThe U.S. has been the most productive country for science and technology for decades. Many of the basic policy tenets that supported American prowess date back 75 years, to a document called “Science: The Endless Frontier.” Released by the first U.S. presidential science adviser, engineer Vannevar Bush, just two weeks before the Hiroshima bombing in 1945, it would become the blueprint for postwar science.“The Endless Frontier” led scientists to successfully advocate for federal scientific funding and a separation between science policy and politics. They argued that if science could win wars, it could also help maintain peace.The report advocated that governmental, industrial and academic research can accomplish far more in partnership than in isolation. It led to the development of the modern American research university, the National Science Foundation and increased government funding for science research, which rose by more than a factor of 10 from the 1940s to 1960s.The science landscape has changed radically since Vannevar Bush was in the lab in the mid-20th century.AP PhotoBut many facets of the plan aren’t working anymore, and the structural framework laid out in “The Endless Frontier” needs refreshing for 2020. Research funding, especially the government share for basic research, is being reduced, there is a narrower focus on short-term outcomes and U.S. federal agencies are cutting scientific advisory panels. How the country, the research community and the public respond to these changes will determine the United States’ geopolitical standing.On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the report, the National Academy of Sciences, The Kavli Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation hosted a symposium to reflect upon the past, present and future of the United States’ scientific research enterprise. It brought together leaders from science, government, academia, business and philanthropy.As a chemist in academia who’s just written a book called “The State of Science – What the Future Holds and the Scientists Making It Happen,” I was eager to see what symposium attendees had to say. The presentations and panels covered a range of topics, and four major themes – though not solutions – emerged.Planning further aheadSymposium attendees agreed: The U.S. needs a long-term federal science plan, one that spans many future administrations – a road map for science that is both protective and aspirational.The consensus was that today’s level of federal funding and emphasis on market-driven research are imperfect. The path from lab bench to application has a significant gap – it takes time to convert research findings into a company, and venture capitalists are impatient. Many good ideas, such as large-scale affordable desalination, are dropped because the technology is complex and will take many years to commerialize.Additionally, democracy is messy and slow. To stay competitive, it needs a long-term plan as was laid out back in 1945. As Rafael Reif, president of MIT, said, “Vannevar Bush envisioned a wild garden of scientific possibility…. At the current moment, [the scientific enterprise]… requires deliberate concentrated action to harvest the results. In effect, we need to farm for innovation.”China has grown to rival the United States in scientific strength.Mick Ryan/Cultura via Getty ImagesStronger global competitorsIn large part thanks to strategies laid out in the 1945 Bush report, the U.S. has led the world in scientific innovation and research for over 70 years. But the ecosystem of the research world is changing.According to Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., “the United States’ share of global R&D spending fell from almost 40% in the year 2000 to 20% in 2017. During that same period of time, China’s share rose from less than 5% to over 25%.”China is a formidable scientific and technological competitor, particularly in its capacity to use science effectively and build partnerships with industry. Numerous speakers suggested that a lack of an American long-range coordinated plan that links academia, industry and federal research is letting the Chinese ascend.Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., told the audience, “The situation we are in is very much like being a very good football team, playing in a league that suddenly has gotten a lot better. There are a lot better teams in our league for the next 75 years than there have been in the last 75 years when it comes to science, technology and research.”Presenters were torn about limiting American collaborations with China. Should the U.S. limit knowledge transfer or continue collaborations – the most effective way to advance scientific knowledge? Not surprisingly, most academics present favored more collaboration with researchers from China and other countries.“Are we going to have the courage of our convictions to fund the science we need, at the level we need, to ensure our competitiveness? This is more important than knowledge seepage,” observed Ronald Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University.Gabriela González, professor of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University, suggested that multinational partnerships are so important to modern science that graduate schools should teach students how to conduct collaborative science.Outreach and education are working to make sure tomorrow’s scientists and engineers reflect the whole U.S. population.Ariel Skelley/DigitalVision via Getty ImagesExpanding the tentThe United States and the world as a whole have not been doing a good job at taking full advantage of the diverse pool of potential scientists. The STEM fields may have found and nurtured many of the future Einsteins, but we have fallen behind in cultivating new Marie Curies and George Washington Carvers – let alone the C.V. Ramans.A 2017 National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics report shows that although white men make up only one-third of the U.S. population, they constitute at least half of the country’s scientists. Countries, companies and academic institutions are handicapping themselves if they don’t make use of all scientific talents available across a vast array of gender identities, races and ethnicities.Thirty-seven of the 89 U.S. citizens awarded a Nobel Prize since 2000 were foreign-born. Most notably, all six American winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in economics and STEM fields were immigrants to the United States. As Rafael Reif, himself an immigrant from Venezuela, put it, “immigrants are the oxygen” that let research survive and thrive.Disturbingly, the National Science Foundation reports that the number of international graduate students coming to the U.S. dropped by 22,000 (5.5%) in 2017, though the decline hasn’t been as steep in the following years.Communicating science, outside the labTruth and facts are central to the workings of science. However, the increasing speed of scientific breakthroughs makes it harder to understand and communicate science and its complexities.Actor Alan Alda, who founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, connected public misconceptions about scientific topics with the lack of good science communication. The public has to trust the research enterprise in order to support and learn from it. He said, “We don’t always have to agree, but we have to learn to hear each other,” and that requires good communication.Maintaining and bolstering trust in science has never been more critical, as science has an ever greater potential to change or lives, for better or worse. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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first_imgCopyHouses•Amagansett, United States Architects: Bates Masi Architects Area Area of this architecture project Beach Hampton / Bates Masi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBeach Hampton / Bates Masi Architects Area:  55 m² Area:  55 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Bates Masi + Architects+ 10 Share ArchDaily Houses CopyAbout this officeBates Masi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAmagansettHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 30, 2015Cite: “Beach Hampton / Bates Masi Architects” 30 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream 2014 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/592487/beach-hampton-bates-masi-architects Clipboard photographs:  Bates Masi + ArchitectsPhotographs:  Bates Masi + ArchitectsSave this picture!© Bates Masi + ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Over 40 years ago, a couple purchased a quarter acre of land located 500 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. The state, county, and town codes evolved and what was purchased as a buildable lot had to undergo extensive negotiations to permit even the smallest house allowed. With a footprint of 15’ x 20’ and a height of two stories, 600 square feet was the largest house that could be built. The governing agencies determined the footprint, but there were conflicting regulations restricting the height. FEMA required the first floor to be elevated 6’ above natural grade, while the town restricted the height of the building to be 25’ above natural grade. With these limited parameters, the strategy was to explore the geometry of the building in section and how it can expand our perception of space.Save this picture!Floor PlanSubtle shifts in the geometry of the building section maximize natural light and views to the sky, expanding the perception of space and openness while maintaining the 15’ x 20’ footprint. As the walls splay out from the base of the building toward the roof, the resultant void is a central light well. The bedroom and study are separated by clear glass walls on either side of the light well, but appear to be one large space. The acoustically divided rooms can be made more private by lowering the privacy shades.Save this picture!© Bates Masi + ArchitectsTo address the restricted height requirements, the floor and roof plates are engineered to be as thin as possible. Traditional ductwork is eliminated from the floors and roof and each space employs a separate, individually controlled, mechanical unit yielding higher energy efficiency. This unique way of addressing each space is a study in sustainability relating to building smaller and living with less.Save this picture!© Bates Masi + ArchitectsPart of the approval process included a required raised portion of the site dedicated to storm water control and sanitary system. This portion of the engineering requirement was utilized by treating the raised area as the foreground to the architecture. The plinth is landscaped with a native grass that captures the patterns of the wind and references the nearby ocean waves. At the end of the path through the grass, the house is an object in the landscape perched on the edge of the plinth.Save this picture!© Bates Masi + ArchitectsThis 600 square foot house explores a geometric solution to create luxury with a minimum footprint. The experience and function of this small house is similar to the much larger neighboring homes, despite it’s limited size.Save this picture!© Bates Masi + ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Round Up: Classics in BrickArchitecture NewsIn Residence: Xavier CorberoVideos Share Year:  Year:  Beach Hampton / Bates Masi Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/592487/beach-hampton-bates-masi-architects Clipboard 2014 United States “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

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