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Farming supplier Carr’s Group milks profit jump and raises dividend

first_img Profit before tax soared 45.2 per cent to £16.6m compared to the full-year for 2017.Net debt rose 8.6 per cent to £15.4m.Carr’s lifted its dividend per share by 12.5 per cent to 4.5p, while earnings per share grew 56.2 per cent to 13.9p.Why it’s interestingThe results are significantly improved from last year and well ahead of the board’s expectations, offering an indication of confidence in the agriculture and engineering industries ahead of Brexit.Carr’s said the strong performance in UK agriculture reflects higher farm incomes and increased farm confidence. The company’s US feed blocks business was a driving force behind the results, with sales volumes up 17.7 per cent as US cattle prices recover. Farming supplier Carr’s Group milks profit jump and raises dividend Tags: Brexit Carr’s chairman Chris Holmes said: “We are very pleased to announce a significant improvement in the group’s financial performance for the year, exceeding the board’s expectations, across both the agriculture and engineering divisions. This performance was largely as a result of investments we made across the business in recent years, in addition to a recovery in our underlying markets.“UK agriculture continued to perform well reflecting the sustained recovery in farm incomes. Our USA feed blocks business continued to benefit from the recovery in USA cattle prices and we made further progress on growing our international feed blocks business. Our engineering division also delivered a significantly improved performance during the year.He added: “Trading for the new financial year has started in line with the board’s expectations. We made further progress during the year on our strategic objectives and continue to believe the breadth of our product offering, investments in acquisitions and research, and our international footprint leaves us well positioned for further growth across both our divisions in the medium term.” whatsapp Monday 12 November 2018 2:11 pm In September Carr’s bought Suffolk-based company Animax for £6m, with a further £2.5m payable until 2020. It said the acquisition broadens the firm’s range of animal health and supplement products designed to support farmers.In the engineering division, Carr’s has recovered from last year’s setback, which it said was largely the result of one major contract delay.UK manufacturing saw a strong recovery, despite confidence in the sector falling to a 16-month low last month.However, Carr’s pointed to uncertainty over trade agreements after Brexit as an ongoing concern, with the UK’s departure from the EU potentially affecting its engineering division supply chain. However, the company believes its geographically diverse operations can help take the strain of any difficulties.As a result of the improved results the company raised its share dividend, prompting a 4.5 per cent rise in share price to 163p this morning.What Carr’s said Share James Warrington Agricultural and engineering firm Carr’s saw a five per cent spike in share prices this morning after it reported a huge increase in profits and a boost in revenue in its full-year results today.The figuresCarr’s revenue rose 16.5 per cent year-on-year to £403.2m. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryFinancial 10NHL Player’s Wife Is Hands Down The Most Beautiful Woman In The WorldFinancial 10Zen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestly whatsapplast_img read more

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BA boss quits amid industry’s ‘worst crisis’

first_img Show Comments ▼ British Airways boss Alex Cruz steps down amid industry’s ‘worst crisis’ IAG said last month it expects capacity to fall 63 per cent in 2020 compared to the previous year, compared to the previously forecasted 59 per cent. whatsapp Monday 12 October 2020 8:58 am On Monday Gallego said Cruz had worked “tirelessly to modernise the airline” and since then has “led the airline through a particularly demanding period and has secured restructuring agreements with the vast majority of employees”. (Photo by Geoff Caddick – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Also Read: British Airways boss Alex Cruz steps down amid industry’s ‘worst crisis’ Aer Lingus chief Sean Doyle will replace Cruz as chief executive and take over as chairman after a transition period, IAG said in a statement. The pandemic has devastated the aviation industry as travellers avoid flying amid rising infection numbers and quarantine restrictions constrain bookings. (Photo by Geoff Caddick – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Tags: Aviation BBA Aviation British Airways Share As the pandemic hit, Cruz proposed up to 12,000 job cuts and put a number of older employees on lower paid contracts. He told the Commons Transport Select Committee that the new terms were necessary because the airline was “fighting for its survival”. IAG chief Luis Gallego said the management shake-up came as the firm navigated “the worst crisis faced in our industry” in his first major announcement since taking over from Willie Walsh. Susannah Streeter, Hargreaves Lansdown’s senior investment and markets analyst said: “This is a sign that the new chief executive of IAG, Luis Gallego, is flexing his muscles and trying to demonstrate he’ll make the changes necessary to lead a sustained recovery for the airline group.” Cruz started his career at American Airlines before joining British Airways in 1998. He was appointed chairman and chief executive in 2016 by Willie Walsh with the task of cutting costs and helping it compete with rivals. Angharad Carrick (Photo by Geoff Caddick – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Also Read: British Airways boss Alex Cruz steps down amid industry’s ‘worst crisis’ Alex Cruz will step down as chief executive and chairman of British Airways with immediate effect, owner International Airlines Group said. Doyle worked for British Airways for more than two decades before moving to head the Irish airline nearly two years. Donal Moriarty, currently Aer Lingus’ chief corporate affairs office will become interim chief executive. Last month he told MPs that the airline expected unions to agree to new terms and conditions to end the dispute between staff and management. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.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.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

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APD: Gun used to shoot officer linked to 5 summer homicides

first_imgCrime & Courts | SouthcentralAPD: Gun used to shoot officer linked to 5 summer homicidesNovember 15, 2016 by Josh Edge, Alaska Public Media Share:Anchorage Police Department Chief Chris Tolley addresses the media at the department’s West Anchorage training facility on Tuesday. (Photo by Josh Edge/Alaska Public Media)The Anchorage Police Department on Tuesday identified the two officers and suspect involved in a fatal weekend shooting, and police said the gun used by the suspect in Saturday’s shooting has now been linked to five Anchorage homicides.APD identified the suspect in Saturday morning’s shooting as 40-year-old James Dale Ritchie.James Dale Ritchie, 40, was identified as the shooter in a police “ambush” on Nov. 12, 2016. He was shot and killed by APD officers. (Photo courtesy Anchorage Police Department)Lt. John McKinnon, commander of the department’s homicide and robbery-assault section, said the Colt Python .357 Ritchie used has been linked to five other Anchorage homicides this summer, from early July through late August:“The two victims at Post Road, the one victim at Bolin Street, and two from the Valley of the Moon Park,” McKinnon said.Jason Netter and Brianna Foisy were killed July 3 on Post Road; Treyveonkindell Thompson was killed July 29 on Bolin Street; Bryant De Husson and Kevin Turner were killed Aug. 28 in Valley of the Moon Park.McKinnon said detectives met with the victims’ families Tuesday morning to relay the new information.APD Police Chief Chris Tolley identified the officers involved in Saturday’s shooting, beginning with injured officer Arn Salao, a five-year veteran of the department:“He immediately returned gunfire and physically fought off his assailant,” Tolley said. “At the same time, as this is occurring, as second officer who’s in the area rolled up on the incident, and Sgt. Marc Patzke of our K9 Unit charged and returned fire. And together they were able to stop this individual.”Ritchie was killed in the gun battle.During the attack, Chief Tolley said Officer Salao was shot at least four times in the lower part of his body.“Even though he was hit in the lower part of the body and entered into the body in the lower extremes, the gun… the bullets traveled and went up into the middle of his body, fracturing bones ripping apart muscle, ripping through his intestines and even lodging in the liver,” Tolley said.Despite the seriousness of the injuries, Chief Tolley, said after two surgeries Officer Salao’s condition is now listed as stable.“I’m happy to tell you despite some infections setting in over the weekend, we think we’re past that and the officer actually got up, he’s been moved out of ICU, and the officer been up and begun to try to take some steps,” Tolley said.And after visiting the wounded officer Tuesday in the hospital, Chief Tolley said Officer Salao plans on taking even more steps.Saturday’s incident began when Officer Salao made contact with James Ritchie while investigating a report a theft, stemming from a man who refused to pay his cab fare. But, Lieutenant McKinnon said Ritchie was not that man.“I know that Mr. Ritchie was in the area during the event, and so we would contact people as if they were witnesses, if they saw anybody, ‘Hey, did you see someone matching this description?’ And so he is not the person that was involved in the cab theft,” McKinnon said.And McKinnon said Ritchie’s motive for opening fire is not immediately clear.“We are not sure what the suspect was thinking or what was going through his thoughts,” McKinnon said. “All we do know is that he immediately goes at the officer and produces a handgun and shoots at him multiple times.”McKinnon said APD will not release video citing its graphic nature as well as an effort to preserve evidence in ongoing cases.As part of its ongoing investigation, McKinnon said the case – along with the five homicides associated with the weapon – remains open.McKinnon said investigators will continue to look into Ritchie’s past, including other places he may have lived, to find if there are any other cases to which he may be linked.Share this story:last_img read more

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The Essential Movie Library #44: Touch of Evil (1958)

first_imgFilmUncategorizedThe Essential Movie Library #44: Touch of Evil (1958)Punk noir 20 years before Elvis Costello’s “Watching the Detectives,” set in the nameless bordertown of your nightmares.By Steve Erickson – September 3, 20131184ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItPunk noir 20 years before Elvis Costello’s “Watching the Detectives,” set in the nameless bordertown of your nightmares, this is one of those strange movies where the stars happened to align, even if in the form of a corpse among the constellations. The casting of Charlton Heston as a Mexican agent on the most frustrating honeymoon weekend of all time with bodacious newlywed Janet Leigh—she of breasts so lethally pointed that Madonna would build stage routines around them—has been a running joke ever since, never told with more glee than by director Orson Welles.In fact it was Heston who got Welles the directing gig, and it was Welles who then turned Heston’s character into a Mexican, the whole enterprise clearly dedicated more than anything to messing with people’s preconceptions (this was when Heston routinely played the likes of Moses and Andrew Jackson). As well there’s a grab-bag of misfits as unlikely as either Heston or Welles (playing a cop monstrous inside and out, as obsessed as he is corrupt) including Zsa Zsa Gabor as a madam, Joseph Cotton as a coroner, Dennis Weaver as a motel manager, Mercedes McCambridge as a lesbian hoodlum, and Marlene Dietrich as a gypsy with half the movie’s best lines. There have been at least four different cuts of Touch of Evil, the first by Welles and lost to the ages, the most controversial (and maybe definitive anyway) a 1998 edit based on a 58-page cri de coeur written by the director to the studio heads. Evil won the film festival at Brussels’ World Fair where judges like dazzled young turks Francois Truffaut and Jean Luc Godard, each a year from making his first movie, took note. Read them all:  The Essential Movie Library #43: Once Upon A Time in the WestThe Essential Movie Library #42: Belle de JourThe Essential Movie Library #41: Apocalypse NowThe Essential Movie Library #40: Out of the PastThe Essential Movie Library #39: Branded to KillThe Essential Movie Library #38: The GeneralThe Essential Movie Library #37: Lord of the RingsThe Essential Movie Library #36: Aguirre, the Wrath of GodThe Essential Movie Library #35: Raging BullThe Essential Movie Library #34: The Rules of the GameThe Essential Movie Library #33: Chinatown The Essential Movie Library #32: StalkerThe Essential Movie Library #31: WeekendThe Essential Movie Library #30: Some Like It Hot The Essential Movie Library #29: Red RiverThe Essential Movie Library #28: The PassengerThe Essential Movie Library #27: Singin’ in the RainThe Essential Movie Library #26: HeatThe Essential Movie Library #25: L’AtalanteThe Essential Movie Library #24: SunriseThe Essential Movie Library #23: His Girl FridayThe Essential Movie Library #22: Black NarcissusThe Essential Movie Library #21: Blade RunnerThe Essential Movie Library #20: PersonaThe Essential Movie Library #19: The Shop Around the CornerThe Essential Movie Library #18: Lost HighwayThe Essential Movie Library #17: Tokyo StoryThe Essential Movie Library #16: 8 1/2The Essential Movie Library #15: City LightsThe Essential Movie Library #14: Seven SamuraiThe Essential Movie Library #13: Lawrence of ArabiaThe Essential Movie Library #12: Citizen KaneThe Essential Movie Library #11: Jules and JimThe Essential Movie Library #10: My Darling Clementine The Essential Movie Library #9: Double Indemnity The Essential Movie Library #8: That Obscure Object of Desire The Essential Movie Library #7: 2001: A Space Odyssey The Essential Movie Library #6: CasablancaThe Essential Movie Library #5: The Lady EveThe Essential Movie Library #4: The Third Man The Essential Movie Library #3: The Passion of Joan of Arc The Essential Movie Library #2: Vertigo The Essential Movie Library #1: The Godfather Trilogy TAGSEssential Movie LibraryL.A CultureMovieOrson WellesTouch of EvilPrevious articleBreaking Bad: It Really Is All About SaulNext articleFrog on Fire: Spice Spirit’s Incendiary Amphibian Dry Hot PotSteve Erickson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Holiday Season Officially Starts with These L.A. Tree Lighting Events‘Dog Noir’ Combines Moody Vintage Cinema and Extremely Cute PetsGorgeous Hotel Pools in L.A. Where You Can Cool Off Without Booking a Roomlast_img read more

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Comment / CEO Brad Jacobs tells stockholders ‘don’t worry, we built XPO like a bulletproof tank’

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 16/04/2020 XPO Logistics chief executive Brad Jacobs has sent a letter to stockholders, which we thought was interesting enough to publish.To our StockholdersThings are difficult right now and they’ll get worse in the short-term. Then they’ll get much, much better. That’s what I see for XPO, our industry and the world.I’m a pragmatic bear in the short-term, because that’s the reality of COVID-19. We expect that 2020 will be a lost year for earnings growth in our industry and most industries around the world. Our first priority is to keep our employees out of harm’s way. Second is our duty as an essential provider of transportation and logistics services. We’re helping communities get through this, so the economy can get back on its feet.Here’s what we’ve been seeing at XPO. We had ears to the ground from day one in Asia, where we have about five million square feet of logistics space, including a footprint in Wuhan, China. Our Chinese logistics sites are all back up and running at about 90% of prior levels. Our European operations saw the impact next, starting with Italy and followed by Spain and France at roughly the same time; then the UK and other parts of Europe. North America was the most recent, and the most rapid, escalation.From a demand standpoint, January was very good and February and early March were reasonably good. The last half of March declined sharply as large sectors of the economy came to a near halt. Our industry is a leading indicator, so we felt the pain early, and we’ll be at the forefront of the rebound when the world returns to work. We expect that to happen in fits and starts in the back half of the year, as extreme social distancing winds down.Timing can be tricky under these circumstances, but our major markets appear to be in the worst of it now, in mid-April. One thing is clear: there’s a beginning, a middle and an end to this. Most other countries aren’t in a position to enact the methodical return-to-work process we saw in China, so a global rebound may take longer, but it’s a certainty. Never before have so many governments, industries, individuals, technologies and scientific resources been focused on solving a single problem. It will be resolved.I’m a bull in the mid-term and a mega-bull in the long-term.We believe that some of the behaviours reshaped by the pandemic may become economic tailwinds in our industry. For example, e-commerce growth, which was already at a double-digit rate, could accelerate in the post-pandemic world. Millions of consumers have become more accustomed to online shopping for food, household goods, pet supplies, health and beauty products, furniture and appliances without leaving their homes. If this proves to be secular, it will drive even more demand for e-fulfillment, omnichannel retail, reverse logistics and last mile logistics.More immediately, we’re adapting to current demand, moving medical products, personal protective equipment, food and beverages, telecommunication devices, household staples and business supplies. The crisis has made partners of fierce competitors in our industry. We’re working together to get all types of goods to the people who need them.I’m immensely grateful to our employees, particularly those on the front lines, for stepping up to the challenge of providing essential services. We acted quickly to instill comprehensive safety protocols specific to the pandemic and help our team cope with the disruption. Once our people knew we had their backs, their next instinct was to collaborate for the common good.In North America, we added Pandemic Paid Sick Leave to our standard benefits. This gives affected, full-time employees up to two weeks of sick leave in addition to annual paid time off. We also added free COVID-19 testing to our US insurance policies, and we provide free access to telemedicine through a virtual clinic with a 24/7 nurse hotline.Globally, our employees are guaranteed up to three additional days of full pay if an XPO facility temporarily closes for deep cleaning. We also introduced online programs in seven languages to help our people manage change during the pandemic. These include video sessions on health and safety, stress management and working remotely.Importantly, we’re paying attention to the mental and emotional health of our employees. We’ve made free mental health counseling sessions available to all US employees and their dependents during the crisis through our Employee Assistance Program. We’ve also been sharing some coping techniques based on cognitive behavioral therapy to alleviate the fear and anxiety that comes from uncertainty.I’m talking about these XPO actions for a reason. We’re not the only company in our industry — or in any industry — that’s taking extraordinary measures to safeguard their employees. Demand is going to come back, and when it does, XPO and other providers who took care of their people will be right there to meet that demand.Long-term, the services we provide as a company and industry will continue to be the bedrock of all economies. I believe that supply chains will become more ironclad against disruption. Artificial intelligence will lead to greater sharing of information, and threats like pandemics and natural disasters will be detected much earlier. I have faith in the human race that we’ll use our creativity to find new ways to collaborate and lead more enriched lives.Longer-term still, the world may move toward the singularity that Ray Kurzweil envisions, where the merging of human intelligence and technology will transform how societies are served by commerce. One key part of that future — virtual interactions — is another way to stave off risks related to physicality.We’ve deliberately built XPO like a bulletproof tank to surmount all kinds of challenges.We weren’t thinking “seismic societal disruption” when we started XPO, but we were prepared for strong shocks to the economy. Why? Because our leadership team has lived that. The dot-com bust, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Great Recession all seemed crushing in the moment, but they were no match for the human spirit, and things moved forward.Consumer confidence is very weak right now, but once testing, therapeutic drugs and a vaccine are widely available, confidence will rebound and the global mechanisms for GDP growth will resume. We think that will be in 2021, and when it happens, we have a number of things going for us.First is something we share with our entire industry. Transportation and logistics are inherently valuable to all populations; we’re part of the economic and social fabric. Whether COVID-19 is driving permanent changes in behavior, or will prove more temporary, our industry will still be needed.Next are some things specific to XPO. As pockets of the economy begin to recover, our diversity of customers, verticals, geographies and lines of business will allow us to respond in targeted ways. We expect to see the upswing first in our large customer relationships, which include nearly 70% of the Fortune 500.Our longstanding investments in technology give us another head start on future growth. We identified intelligent technology as the long-term future of our industry about a decade ago. Since then, we’ve invested billions of dollars in digital freight management, virtual reality, advanced automation, demand forecasting, productivity analytics and other innovations that support our customers and make the best use of our people’s talents.We’re learning just how mighty our tech can be under the current stress-test. In Madrid, for example, our Spanish team worked with authorities in the Castilla y León region to deploy robots capable of testing inbound medical products at a rate of 2,500 tests per robot per hour. That sped up our distribution of 28 million masks, 500 respirators, 400,000 test kits, 17 million gloves, 400,000 medical suits and 550,000 protective eyeglasses and screens.In addition, our analytics allow us to problem-solve in accelerated timeframes and deploy rapid solutions. The machine learning we’ve built into our platform is assimilating atypical data, enabling us to react quickly. Several of our proprietary innovations reached a critical development phase in 2019, and we expect them to be significant differentiators going forward.COVID-19 is also teaching us how to be an even more unified, forward-looking team. We’re adapting all the time and documenting practices we can use in the future. XPO has never been a company of silos, but what few silos there were have disappeared. There’s more collaboration, more empathy for others and more smiles in voices on the phone.I’ll give you one of thousands of examples that make me proud of our employees’ resourcefulness. In late March, one of our outsourced providers was unable to enter data due to mandated COVID-19 shutdowns. This particular vendor normally processes 45,000 to 55,000 documents daily, and our less-than-truckload customers use the data to track their freight. In about five days, we trained over 600 of our XPO colleagues in alternate locations, got completely caught up and were moving forward with a sustainable solution we can adapt to other circumstances. One of our managers told me, “Before this happened, I would have quoted three to six months to move that much work. We did it in five days — no RFPs, no consultants, no travel.”Importantly for our investors, we have a remarkably strong business model. When times get tough, our company generates a lot of cash. Even in these circumstances, we expect hundreds of millions of dollars of free cash flow this year. We’ve throttled back our growth capex. Working capital should become a source of cash instead of a use. Our proceeds from real estate sales also contribute to liquidity. And the large variable portion of our transportation model lets us control costs while retaining access to capacity.Our liquidity is very strong. We currently have $1 billion of cash in the bank, plus about $500 million of total borrowings available between our ABL and other bank facilities. Our next significant debt maturity isn’t until June 2022, and some of our debt doesn’t mature until 2034. There will be no shortage of opportunities for us to allocate capital and enhance shareholder value.In summary, life is complicated at the moment, but we think 2021 will be a much better year, and it will get better from there.Warren Buffett said human potential is far from exhausted. That’s exciting to contemplate and humbling to see it reflected in our own experience. This crisis has made it abundantly clear that we have tens of thousands of superstars at XPO. Our customers won’t forget the way we stood by them under siege.There’s been a lot of noise lately about what the “new normal” may look like in the future. We believe it will look better than the old normal — better for XPO, our investors, customers and employees. My heartfelt thanks to all of you.April 16, 2020Bradley S. JacobsChairman and Chief Executive Officerlast_img read more

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Is Axovant’s new CEO worth $400 million?

first_img @damiangarde About the Author Reprints By Damian Garde April 10, 2017 Reprints Biotech National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Is Axovant’s new CEO worth $400 million? That’s what investors seem to think, as the news that Axovant Sciences hired an industry veteran sent the shares of biotech’s most polarizing company up nearly 30 percent on Monday.But while the market sees potential for a big buyout that would rescue an otherwise tepid year for biotech, Axovant says it’s settling in for the long haul, suggesting investors may have outpaced reality. What’s included? Simon Fraser/Science Source Tags agingbiotechnologydrug developmentSTAT+center_img Log In | Learn More Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. [email protected] GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Damian Garde What is it?last_img read more

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UK PM Climate Ambition Summit opening remarks 12 December 2020

first_imgUK PM Climate Ambition Summit opening remarks 12 December 2020 Thank you very much Zeinab, thank you Secretary-General Antonio, thank you to my fellow leaders, excellences.Good afternoon from London, where we are coming to the end of an extraordinary and difficult year, I think with a sudden surge of scientific optimism.Because after barely 12 months of the pandemic, we’re seeing the vaccine going into the arms of the elderly and vulnerable, vaccines that have been products each and every one of them of vast international efforts in laboratories around the world.And so my message to you all, is that together we can use scientific advances to protect our entire planet, our biosphere against a challenge far worse, far more destructive even than coronavirus.By the promethean power of our invention we can begin to defend the earth against the disaster of global warming.And by that I mean that together we can reduce our emissions, we can radically cut our dependence on fossil fuels, we can change our agricultural practices, and in short we can reverse the process by which for centuries, humanity has been quilting our planet in a toxic tea-cosy of greenhouse gases.And at the same, we can create hundreds of thousands of jobs, millions of jobs across the planet as we collectively recover from coronavirus.If you doubt our ability to do that, let me tell you that when I was a child of six, this country depended on coal for 70% of our energy needs. That coal dependency is now down to 3% or less and since 1990, the UK has cut our CO2 emissions by 43% – more than any other G20 nation – and yet our economy has grown by 75%.Today, we’re putting our foot to the accelerator – in a carbon friendly way of course – with a Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.We want to turn the UK into the Saudi Arabia of wind power generation, enough wind power by 2030 to supply every single one of our homes with electricity.We’re going ahead with massive solar programme, even though we can’t hope to emulate the incredible things being done by India, Australia or Morocco for instance. Hydro of course – we’re liberating the awesome potential of hydrogen, whether for homes or all sorts of uses.On electric vehicles we’re going to ban ICEs, new internal combustion engines by 2030, with a very ambitious programme. We’ll continue to develop new nuclear power.We want to lengthen the lead of London, the UK, as the natural home of green finance. We want our homes to be emitting progressively less and less CO2 and doing more and more retrofitting of our homes. And wherever the UK may be accused of lagging, we won’t be lagging my friends in lagging.We want to encourage all modes of green transport, cycling, walking and so on. We want to use the relatively new miracle of carbon capture and storage actually to take carbon from power generation and industrial processes and bury it in under-sea caverns created by the extraction of hydrocarbons.And we’re now consecrating 30% of our waters, 30% of our land surface, to nature, because we think wild nature is the best way and most effective way of retaining carbon in a natural balance.We do all these things because they’re right for the world, they’re right for our country – but also because we know that this green industrial revolution will generate as I say hundreds of thousands of high skilled, high paying, good quality jobs for generations to come.And we’re going to help our friends around the world by moving away from supporting drilling and mining for hydrocarbons, but putting £11.6 billion of our overseas aid to support green technology and decarbonisation across the planet.We want to work with all of you on this call, on this conference – let’s do it together. Let’s make it our collective commitment, as Antonio has just said, to get to net zero by 2050.We in the UK, as he says, are going to do our bit, we’re reducing our emissions by 68% at least on 1990 levels over the next decade. And I’m really awed and humbled by the efforts of other countries around the world to set their own targets.And I just want to repeat that key message. We’re doing this not because we are hair shirt-wearing, tree-hugging, mung bean-munching eco freaks – though I’ve got nothing against any of those categories, mung beans are probably delicious. We’re doing it because we know that scientific advances will allow us collectively as humanity to save our planet and create millions of high skilled jobs as we recover from COVID.So thank you all very much for joining this conference, this Ambition Summit, thank you to Secretary General Antonio, thank you to my co-host Emmanuel Macron, who I know shares my keen interest in protecting the ecosystems of our seas and oceans, and I look forward to seeing you all in Glasgow face-to-face next year. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). 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Nominate a CU leader for the Excellence in Leadership Award

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 12, 2019 Do you know a University of Colorado leader who has participated in the Excellence in Leadership Program? The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is accepting nominations for the 2019 Excellence in Leadership Award.ELP is a university-wide program that provides opportunities for faculty and staff to become more effective leaders who can successfully address the key challenges of a dynamic university.The Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes an ELP alumnus who has shown exemplary leadership at the university in one or more areas:Leadership of organizations, departments or teamsLeadership of projects, programs and/or researchFiscal management and/or fundraisingStudent instructionThe award recipient and the nominator will be recognized at the Excellence in Leadership Luncheon and Lecture on Nov. 22 at Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel.Nomination DetailsThe award is open to ELP alumni who are currently working at the University of Colorado.Submit the nomination form on the Employee Services website. The deadline to submit a nomination is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. If you have questions, please contact [email protected]:Deadlines & AnnouncementsNominationsCampus Communitylast_img read more

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Run the Nearly Naked Mile

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34th Annual Dental Health Utsav: ‘Delhi Smiles’ to be held in Mumbai

first_img34th Annual Dental Health Utsav: ‘Delhi Smiles’ to be held in Mumbai MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Read Article WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”center_img By salil sule on December 4, 2017 Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi to organise the eventMaulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi will organise its 34th Annual Dental Health Utsav: ‘Delhi Smiles’ from December 5-9, 2017. The Chief Guest for the event is Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, GNCT of Delhi and the Guest of Honour will be Satyendra Jain, Minister of Health, GNCT of Delhi.Patient will receive free oral health pack. The Dental Exhibition themed ‘Think Mouth, Think Health’ will showcase many health educative exhibits, interactive lectures and patient-friendly educational lectures have been organised on all the days.This year, the event will be more patient oriented with a series of interactive activities e.g. street plays, dental exhibitions as well as like public lectures being organised. last_img read more

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