Alliance Boots will slash 900 jobs across the UK

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Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgWema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileWema Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings account, loans and overdrafts to revolving credit, warehouse financing, letters of credit and invoice discounting/receivable refinancing. Trade services include bills for collection, shipping documents handling, trade finance, invisible trade, offshore guarantees and advisory services. Other products and services support small and medium-sized enterprises, foreign exchange, cash management, retail management and integrated revenue services. Founded in 1945, Wema Bank Plc now as an extensive network of some 125 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Wema Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Top FTSE 100 stock Rightmove is down today. Here’s why I’d buy more

first_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Paul Summers owns shares in Rightmove. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Having made the decision to begin investing in property portal Rightmove (LSE: RMV) back in April, I’ve been encouraged by the rebound in the share price so far. That said, the reaction to today’s trading update isn’t quite so great. Why is this? And am I worried?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…Rightmove in demandFirst, the good news.Today, the £5bn cap company said that demand for its services had been strong. Indeed, its platform had seen 10 of its busiest days ever since 13 May (when the government permitted agents and developers to reopen). Weekly email updates are receiving an average of 800,000 views and the number of properties being listed is also rising — up “over 10%” in the last week compared to this time last year.In addition to this, the FTSE 100 constituent said that house sales in England were 10% higher than they were one year ago.  Of course, some of this may be down to deals finally completing after being on hold during lockdown.So, why are the shares down?There are a few likely reasons.First, Rightmove did report a 3.8% fall in its membership base (to just over 19,000) since the end of 2019. It attributed this partly to agencies having cash flow problems as a result of the pandemic, although ‘traditional’ agents seemed to be weathering the coronavirus storm so far. Second, Rightmove announced today that it would continue to give discounts to agencies beyond the 75% offered from April to July. A 60% reduction will be given to customers in England in August, falling to 40% in September. Those in Wales, whose market reopened yesterday, will still get a 75% discount for August and 60% for September. Agents in Scotland are getting the same terms. Its market opens next Monday.  While this should appease customers, it’s not ideal for Rightmove’s top line. Extending this support will likely hit revenue by £17m-£20m. This is on top of the £65m-£75m impact already predicted.Third, the company’s ongoing unwillingness to provide guidance on its outlook for profits, while prudent, may also have frustrated some.This decision, however, makes complete sense to me. It’s early days in terms of the recovery and we could still see markets fall should we get a second wave or the economic damage is worse than thought. House prices are already expected to fall 5% this year.Happy holderRightmove’s shares are down by 3.5% as I type.Not that this concerns me. Rightmove remains the clear leader in what it does with an 85% market share and, according to the company, over 50% more listings in the UK than any other source. That’s a powerful advantage that competitors have hitherto failed to erode.Moreover, it seems the company is doing all it can to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on its finances. Despite having net cash on its balance sheet, management has taken salary cuts and a third of employees were furloughed back in April.And even if we do get a second wave, Rightmove will be prepared. Its tool to help agents provide online viewing videos has already proved popular, as have advice webinars for both agents and house hunters.Taking all the above into account, I’m happy to continue holding this quality business. I’ll even consider adding to my position should today’s fall mark the beginning of another period of volatility for the share price. 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Top micro-cap stocks for August

first_imgTop micro-cap stocks for August Image source: Getty Images. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Enter Your Email Address The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar The Motley Fool UK has recommended Anglo Pacific and Somero Enterprises, Inc. 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. See all posts by The Motley Fool Staff Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. The Motley Fool Staff | Saturday, 15th August, 2020 | More on: AAU APF BEG CNC FRAN JLP KEYS MTW ORPH SLP SOM SPEC TSG We asked our freelance writers to share the top micro-cap stocks they’d buy this month. Here’s what they chose:David Barnes: Begbies TraynorIf you fear a second stock market crash or think the economy will struggle in the short term, I think a good hedge would be to invest in Begbies Traynor (LSE: BEG).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…The insolvency and restructuring work specialist should see business demand surge as government support for companies is removed. The company is also a financial advisory and property services consultancy.The firm has growing revenue and earnings per share, and uses acquisitions alongside organic growth to boost their financial strength.Begbies Traynor trades at a fair price-to-earnings ratio of 16 and has a progressive 3% dividend that looks to be safely covered.David Barnes has no position in Begbies Traynor.Toby Aston: Anglo PacificAnglo Pacific Group (LSE:APF) is a global natural resources royalty and streaming company with a fantastic margins (52% profit last year). Its shares are down around 50% since last December, meaning the share price is a just 7 times earnings and at just 93% of book value. Management own around 7% of the shares which is encouraging.It also pays a solid dividend yielding nearly 7%, which has doubled since 2016. This is all protected by a healthy dividend cover.  At 116p the shares are trading at low end of the 52 week range, despite analysts price target averaging 196p.Toby Aston has no position in Anglo Pacific Group.Royston Wild: Sylvania PlatinumGold’s surge to record highs above $2,000 per ounce has dominated commodities-related chatter recently. But the yellow metal’s ascent due to rising safe-haven interest has dragged platinum group metals (or PGM) prices to significant highs as well.Platinum has just struck multi-month peaks around $1,000 per ounce. And this has swept micro-cap stock Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP)’s share price to its highest since February. I’d buy the miner’s shares with the view that continued macroeconomic fears could drive their value even higher in the weeks and months to come. Sylvania’s low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11 times certainly leaves plenty of scope for additional share price gains.Royston Wild does not own shares in Sylvania Platinum.Tom Rodgers: Open Orphan£96m market cap contract research firm Open Orphan (LSE: ORPH) is the world leader in testing vaccines and antivirals through its unique quarantine unit and on-site virology lab. Sales have been boosted by biotechs developing Covid-19 vaccines. But ORPH has large, long-term cash flow prospects far beyond coronavirus. A £4m contract with an unnamed global giant for a human challenge study into RSV is just the latest win. 2019 revenue was only £3.84m but that is expected to jump tenfold to £35m by 2021. Analysts think shares will more than double from today’s 14p price. I’m buying big. Tom Rodgers owns shares in Open Orphan.Kirsteen Mackay: Trans-Siberian Gold Russian gold producer Trans-Siberian Gold (LSE:TSG) is a micro-cap stock that has caught my eye. With the price of gold ascending at an astounding rate, gold miners are reaping the benefits.  Since the March market crash, the Trans-Siberian Gold share price has risen 165%. The £113m company has a price-to-earnings ratio of 14 and dividend yield close to 3%. It has maintained operations throughout the pandemic and delivered a positive set of results at the end of July. Its second quarter produced 46.9% higher average gold grades than its previous quarter. With the gold price continuing its ascent, I think the TSG share price will follow suit.  Kirsteen does not own shares in Trans-Siberian Gold.Matthew Dumigan: Jubilee Metals GroupIndustry-leading metal recovery business Jubilee Metals Group  (LSE: JLP) boasts an expanding multi-project portfolio with aims to increase both its geographical and commodity exposure. Operating in a rapidly expanding market, I think Jubilee is perfectly positioned to capitalise on increased demand for a reduction in the global footprint of mine tailings. Having become profitable for the first time this year, I’m impressed by the group’s recent financial performance. Moreover, as Jubilee continues to remain largely unnoticed by institutional investors (market cap: £115m), I think there’s a lucrative opportunity here for those willing to hold for the long term.Matthew Dumigan has no position in Jubilee Metals Group.Edward Sheldon: Keystone LawMy top micro-cap stock for August is Keystone Law (LSE: KEYS). It’s an innovative UK law firm that is disrupting the market by enabling lawyers to work from home or their own offices.Keystone Law has grown at a rapid pace in recent years and I think it looks well-placed for growth in a post-Covid-19 world. I say this because its model is designed to service clients remotely.KEYS isn’t the cheapest stock around. At the time of writing, its forward-looking P/E ratio using next year’s EPS forecast is about 36. However, I think this company deserves a premium valuation as it has a lot of potential for growth. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Keystone Law.Rupert Hargreaves: InspecsManufacturer of eyewear frames Inspecs (LSE: SPEC) is a unique business. The company is one of the few listed eyewear companies in the world, which gives it a defensive nature.Indeed, the eyewear market is projected to expand at a compound annual rate of 8% for the next few years.  Based on this growth, analysts reckon the company’s sales will double by 2021. This will leave the stock dealing at a forward P/E of 17.8.The company’s double-digit profit margins and strong balance sheet also make it a prime dividend candidate.Rupert Hargreaves does not own shares in Inspecs.Rachael FitzGerald-Finch: Concurrent Technologies Shares in computer product manufacturer Concurrent Technologies (LSE: CNC) are growing nicely, like the company’s underlying financial fundamentals and investment metrics.In fact, the share price is hovering around its 52-week high price point but is still trading on a price-to-earnings ratio of 22, below the industry average of 30. Given the competitive advantages of the firm, in the form of a growing an innovative product range, I am expecting further stock price growth.I think Concurrent Technologies is a desirable micro-cap growth stock to hold as part of a balanced portfolio.Rachael FitzGerald-Finch does not hold shares in Concurrent Technologies.Anna Sokolidou: Ariana ResourcesAriana Resources (LSE:AAU), a small cap miner, explores silver and gold in Turkey.Its shares have recently plunged a bit just like the two precious metals. In spite of the several months’ gold rally, the investors seem to be in a risk-on mode right now. However, I don’t really believe it will last for a long time. There are plenty of macroeconomic and geopolitical risks. So, in my view, gold and silver will rise in value pretty soon.Although I consider small caps to be rather risky, their shares tend to surge more than their larger competitors’.   Anna Sokolidou has no position in Ariana Resources.Jonathan Smith: Mattioli WoodsMattioli Woods (LSE: MTW) is a UK-based wealth manager. Financial performance through to the year end of May 31st was strong, with net inflows of around £200mn, despite the pandemic hampering the final few months. The firm has also been proactive with responding to the pandemic, taking on cost cutting measures with employee compensation, saving over £2.7mn in the process.I’m also impressed with the drive and pro-activeness around growth aims. Only this month news broke of the successful acquisition of another wealth manager, Hurley Partners. This should aid long term growth via economies of scale.Jonathan Smith does not own shares in Mattiolo Woods.Kevin Godbold: Concurrent TechnologiesSpecialist designer and manufacturer of high-end, embedded computer boards for critical applications, Concurrent Technologies (LSE: CNC) had a ‘good’ coronavirus crisis. We last heard from the company in June. The directors said the order book is “strong” and the company maintained production through the lockdown.The firm serves the military, aerospace, communications, industrial, transport and scientific sectors. It’s a good business, which shows in the robust multi-year record of rising cash flow and dividends suggesting the enterprise has defensive qualities. As we emerge from recession, I think the firm looks well placed to thrive. I’m backing the micro-cap stock for August and beyond.Kevin Godbold owns shares in Concurrent Technologies.G A Chester: Sylvania Platinum Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP) has built a record of strong operational performance in recent years. This is founded on its low-cost, low-risk extraction of platinum group metals (PGMs) from chrome tailings in the renowned PGM-rich Bushveld Igneous Complex in South Africa. The company’s strong operational performance has been matched by a sensible financial strategy. It’s debt-free. It’s strong cash flows fund capital expansion and process optimisation projects. And also support opportunistic share buybacks and shareholder dividends. Adding a single-digit earnings multiple to the strong management and focus on shareholder value makes Sylvania my top stock to buy right now. G A Chester has no position in Sylvania Platinum.Roland Head: Somero EnterprisesI’ve been using this year’s market crash to buy shares in high-quality businesses trading at knockdown share prices. One micro-cap stock I think looks very attractive at the moment is Somero Enterprises (LSE: SOM).This US business makes high-precision equipment for laying perfectly flat concrete floors, such as those required for ecommerce warehouses. The company went into the COVID-19 crash with a strong order book and reported net cash of $28m at the end of June.Management say it’s too soon to give guidance on current market conditions. But Somero looks cheap to me on just eight times forecast earnings. I rate the shares as a buy.Roland Head does not own shares in Somero Enterprises.Andy Ross: Franchise BrandsFranchise Brands (LSE: FRAN) is a franchisor. Its franchises include consumer-facing ones such as ChipsAway and Ovenclean as well as business to business ones such as Metro Plumb and Willow Pumps.I like that management are experienced operators. The executive chairman spent 21 years at Domino’s, which operates a franchise model. A number of the board and other senior management personnel also worked at Domino’s so know the industry well.It’s an entrepreneurial company which has made acquisitions and retains talent within the business.Franchisors can make good margins because it’s an asset light business model and I think that bodes well now and in the future.Andy Ross does not own shares in Franchise Brands.Paul Summers: Somero EnterprisesI think laser-guided equipment specialist Somero Enterprises (LSE: SOM) is a great buy for the long term. It’s the clear leader in a niche market and generates consistently high returns on capital employed.Recent trading has been inevitably tough. However, Somero remains profitable and cash generative and would likely remain so even if revenues were to fall an additional 20%. It also has $28m in net cash to weather the coronavirus storm.Those looking for a quick return probably won’t find it here. However, anyone intending to stick around for the next infrastructure boom could be richly rewarded. The shares look cheap at just 8 times forecast FY20 earnings.Paul Summers owns shares in Somero Enterprises. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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La Nave Refurbishment / Nomos

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Luis Asín+ 17Curated by Clara Ott Share Architects: Nomos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935898/la-nave-refurbishment-nomos Clipboard Houses Manufacturers: Cerámicas Calaf, La Paloma cerámicas, ASM Taps, Geopannel, TEULERIA ALMENAR, VONNA CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•Madrid, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935898/la-nave-refurbishment-nomos Clipboard Projects Design Team:Paul Galindo, Ophélie Herranz, Elisa Marcos, Quentin Lemazurier, Agnese LanataClients:PrivateCity:MadridCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis AsínRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. A former printshop. 227 square meters, 34 linear meters of facade, 10 meters deep. A 5 x 5 meters grid of concrete pillars and downpipes attached to the central pillars.Save this picture!© Luis AsínSave this picture!Diagram 01Save this picture!© Luis Asín«La Nave» is the transformation of an industrial space into a place for life, which takes place as a continuous sequence, with very little difference between work and family leisure.Save this picture!Diagram 03It is the result of a creative process that focuses on the use of local materials and construction systems linked to crafts.Save this picture!© Luis AsínProject gallerySee allShow lessIndoor Landscaping: 30 Projects that Bring Life into InteriorsMiscThe Rajasthan School / Sanjay Puri ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” La Nave Refurbishment / Nomos Paul Galindo, Ophélie Herranz “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNomosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsMadridOn FacebookBrick InteriorsSpainPublished on March 20, 2020Cite: “La Nave Refurbishment / Nomos” [Reconversión La Nave / Nomos] 20 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?La Nave 船舱更新,交叉砖墙分隔 / Nomos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 Photographs:  Luis Asín Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project La Nave Refurbishment / NomosSave this projectSaveLa Nave Refurbishment / Nomos Lead Architects: Area:  2443 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019 Spain Photographslast_img read more

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New Chief Executive for IndependentAge

first_imgNew Chief Executive for IndependentAge Howard Lake | 20 February 2007 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img 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. The new Chief Executive of IndependentAge, the charity that helps older people to live with independence and dignity in their later years, will be Janet Morrison who takes up her position on 1 March.Morrison was joins the charity from NESTA, the National Endowment for Science Technology, where she was Deputy Chief Executive.While at NESTA, she led strategy, policy, research and communications and had management responsibilities for all aspects of the organisation including grant-making, investment, IT, HR and finance. She helped secure £75 million of additional funding for NESTA from the government and lead an organisation-wide change programme. Advertisement Before that she worked as a senior adviser on UK Policy at the BBC between 1997 and 1999, and before that spent seven years at NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations).last_img read more

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#RiotCleanUp hashtag on shortlist for Technology4Good Awards

first_img Howard Lake | 22 June 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis #RiotCleanUp hashtag on shortlist for Technology4Good Awards  19 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 Digital The Twitter hash tag #RiotCleanUp, which helped mobilise positive action after the 2011 riots in England, is on the shortlist for the 2012 Technology4good Awards. The awards recognise and reward the achievements of those using computers and the Internet to make the world a better place.Worthing-based artist, Dan Thompson, inspired hundreds of volunteers to join a clear-up operation nationwide using the #RiotCleanUp hashtag. More than 12,000 people posted messages using the tag, which were subsequently re-tweeted more than 31,000 times, eventually reaching over seven million users.Another shortlisted entry is Panasonic Corporation’s ‘talking TV’, developed in partnership with the RNIB. Panasonic’s ‘Voice Guidance’ announces on-screen information using synthetic speech, enabling visually impaired people to navigate options, menus and digital programme guides.Paignton’s Stroke Survivors’ Group is another one of the 25 entries shortlisted. Its members help each other rebuild their lives by sharing IT know-how to overcome isolation and learn (or regain) communication skills.The award winners will be announced on 6 July 2012 at the BT Centre, London.www.technology4goodawards.org.uk 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

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New Indiana Speed Test Will Put Data in the Right Hands

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News New Indiana Speed Test Will Put Data in the Right Hands SHARE Previous articleHAT Market Analysis for 6/2/21 with Tom Fritz of EFG GroupNext articleFarmer Share of Food Dollar May Grow Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jun 2, 2021 Last week, Indiana Farm Bureau announced the launch of the Indiana Speed Test, a crowd-sourced internet speed test that focuses on enabling cost effective planning and deployment of broadband. This is similar to other speed tests you’ve performed from your cell phone or computer, but this test will take data and put it in the hands of decision makers who are looking to build out broadband services to unserved or underserved areas.All Hoosiers are encouraged to take the test. Katrina Hall, INFB’s senior director of public policy strategy and advocacy, says the speed test is safe and won’t collect personal data.“It does ask for your address, but that is converted to a GIS location and your address is not stored. There’s no other personal information and certainly nothing that you do not agree to as you go on to the speed test. It’s really pretty quick. It takes about a minute, and we encourage people to take this on the device that you use at home. Certainly, that could be your cell phone, but test it on your computer.”Hall says Indiana Farm Bureau is calling on all rural Hoosiers to take the test, but to also communicate with local officials how much they rely on quality internet service.“They need to know that you rely on it and not just for virtual learning or for watching Netflix. It’s an important part of agriculture going forward for precision agriculture, as well as just opportunities for e-commerce and the things that you do at your place. So, tell your own story.”The Indiana Speed Test can be found at infb.org/speedtest. You can read more about the partnership formed between Indiana Farm Bureau and other organizations that promote rural quality of life efforts here. SHARE New Indiana Speed Test Will Put Data in the Right Handslast_img read more

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Jail sentences reduced on appeal against bosses of liberal daily Nanfang Dushi Bao

first_img May 7, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jail sentences reduced on appeal against bosses of liberal daily Nanfang Dushi Bao News Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en As Wen Jiabao defends China’s reforms during a tour of Europe, authorities in Guangzhou have jailed three journalists from the reformist press including Cheng Yizhong. Two of them have been sentenced to prison terms of 11 and 12 years. April 27, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific A Guangzhou appeal court has reduced prison sentences against managers of Nanfang Dushi Bao Yu Huafeng and Li Minying. Yu Huafeng, former general manager, was sentenced to eight years in prison, against 12 years imposed by the lower court. He is planning a further appeal. Li, a former editor, had his sentenced reduced from 11 to six years. The judges, quoted by the official Xinhua news agency, said the “first verdicts were based on clear facts and solid evidence. The verdict fitted the crime and the court procedure legal, but the punishment was relatively heavy.” The lawyer for the journalists, Xu Zhiyong, however said: “We all believe that this is an injustice.” Police in Guangzhou continue to hold former Nanfang Dushi Bao editor Cheng Yizhong, without trial in connection with the same case.________________________________________________________________07.05.2004Reporters Without Borders challenges Chinese prime minister about the case of daily Nanfang Dushi BaoReporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) appealed to Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao to release three senior staff from the Chinese daily Nanfang Dushi Bao, including the celebrated journalist Cheng Yizhong.The international press freedom organisation challenged the Chinese premier to publicly explain the prison sentences against them as he toured European countries (Germany, Belgium, Italy, Britain and Ireland). His tour is designed to boost dialogue and co-operation with the EU and to advocate China’s reform programme.”One cannot come to Europe to defend reforms started in China while at the same time allowing three reforming journalists to be sentenced to heavy prison terms for publishing articles that upset the authorities,” said Reporters Without Borders in a letter to Chinese embassies in countries visited by the premier.The Nanfang Dushi Bao case damages the credibility of the Wen Jiabao government’s reform policy. The organisation also called on the governments of the European countries visited by Wen to raise the cases of the three journalists.The organisation is pressing for the release of journalists Yu Huafeng, Li Minying and Cheng Yizhong and an end to legal action against the newspaper’s former bosses.Since 20 March 2004, Cheng Yizhong, former editor-in-chief of Nanfang Dushi Bao (Southern Metropolis News), has been imprisoned without sentence by public security in Guangzhou. On the eve of his arrest, a people’s court in Dongshan, Guangdong province, sentenced former general manager Yu Huafeng and former editor Li Minying, to 12 and 11 years respectively for “corruption” and “embezzlement of public funds”.The prosecutor said that Yu Huafeng had stolen 100,000 yuan (nearly 10,000 euros) from the paper and shared 480,000 yuan (nearly 47,000 euros) among senior staff at the newspaper, whose advertising revenue reached nearly 100 million euros in 2003.The arrests were in fact linked to a series of investigations carried by the liberal Guangzhou newspaper, particularly on Sars and the death of a young graphic artist, Sun Zhigang, beaten to death in a Guangzhou police station. They were all sacked from the newspaper before being detained.This conspiracy by the local authorities, including Guangzhou police chief, Zhu Suisheng, against this brave daily aims to foster a climate of fear among Chinese journalists. Reporters Without Borders has spoken to several of them. They described themselves as “crushed” and “terrified” by the arrests of the three journalists. News to go further China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimeslast_img read more

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Sensei Biotherapeutics Appoints Deneen Vojta, M.D. to its Board of Directors

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 Facebook Sensei Biotherapeutics Appoints Deneen Vojta, M.D. to its Board of Directors Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  center_img Previous articleMLS sets new negotiation deadline, warns of possible lockoutNext articleTakeda Completes Sale of Select OTC and Non-Core Assets to Hypera Pharma Digital AIM Web Support Facebook BOSTON & GAITHERSBURG, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– Sensei Biotherapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on the discovery and development of next generation therapeutics for cancer, today announced the appointment of Deneen Vojta, M.D. to its Board of Directors. Dr. Vojta brings over 25 years of experience in business development, entrepreneurship and health systems. “Dr. Vojta is a significant addition to our Board of Directors at an important time for Sensei and we are thrilled to be able to benefit from her strategic leadership expertise in the healthcare industry,” said John Celebi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sensei Biotherapeutics. “Through her leadership and strategic experience gained as Executive Vice President for Global Research & Development at UnitedHealth Group and as Chief Medical Officer of both Health Partners and the Frankford Health System, Dr. Vojta will offer a valuable perspective as we continue to advance our pipeline of novel next-generation immunotherapies.” “I am excited to join Sensei’s Board of Directors as the company continues to make marked progress both clinically and operationally,” said Deneen Vojta, M.D. “Sensei’s robust pipeline based on its unique ImmunoPhage platform may allow us to execute on the promise of personalized cancer therapies. I look forward to working closely with the Board and management team to bring Sensei closer to realizing the goal of transforming the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases.” Dr. Vojta brings experience as an entrepreneur, and strategic leader in the healthcare industry. She has a successful track record of accelerating the design, execution and scaling of disruptive programs, products and services and has built multiple businesses with successful exits. Dr. Vojta joined UnitedHealth Group in 2006 after the company acquired MYnetico, a digital disease management company that she founded and served as CEO. Dr. Vojta began her career at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where she was a resident in Pediatrics and a fellow in Hematology & Oncology. Subsequently, she launched a CHOP’s pediatric hospitalist program. Currently, Dr. Vojta serves on the governance board of Childrens’ Minnesota and the advisory board of The Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics at Penn Medicine. In 2014, she was an Emmy ® Award winner and in 2013, a CES ® Innovation Design and Engineering Innovation Honoree. Dr. Vojta holds a M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine, and a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from University of Pittsburgh. About Sensei Biotherapeutics Sensei Biotherapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and delivery of next generation of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. The company has developed a proprietary bacteriophage-based platform, ImmunoPhage™, that enables the rapid generation of immune activating therapeutic agents that fully engage the immune system. Using the ImmunoPhage™ platform, Sensei is developing a library of ImmunoPhage, called Phortress™, to target multiple tumor-associated antigens to create a personalized yet off-the-shelf cocktail approach for treating cancer patients. The platform enables efficient, scalable and cost-effective manufacturing to support all of Sensei’s clinical programs. The company’s most advanced immunotherapy, SNS-301, a first-in-class ImmunoPhage™ targeting the tumor antigen Aspartyl beta Hydroxylase (ASPH), is currently in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial in patients with advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. Earlier stage programs include SNS-401, a ImmunoPhage™ cocktail for the treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma, and SNS-VISTA, an antibody-based therapeutic targeting an immune checkpoint gene that inhibits anti-tumor immune responses called V-domain Ig suppressor of T cell activation (VISTA). For more information, please visit www.senseibio.com, and follow us on Twitter @SenseiBio and on LinkedIn. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005600/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Kathryn Morris The Yates Network 914-204-6412 [email protected] Contact: Julie Seidel Stern Investor Relations, Inc. 212-362-1200 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS MARYLAND INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH ONCOLOGY SOURCE: Sensei Biotherapeutics, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/29/2021 04:00 PM/DISC: 01/29/2021 04:01 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005600/en Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

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