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Jamie’s Italian considers float

first_imgSunday 6 March 2011 10:33 pm Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp Jamie’s Italian considers float Jamie Oliver is looking at a £100m float of his Italian restaurant chainJamie’s Italian, according to a weekend report. The restaurant chain is in the early stages of considering a stock market float, which could not happen before the turn of the year, according to the Sunday Telegraph. The company has reportedly talked to a number of well-known City investment banks since the turn of the year. The company could not be reached for comment yesterday. KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wraplast_img read more

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Should FTSE 100 investors buy into the Glaxo (GSK) share price now?

first_img On 5 February, FTSE 100 pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (LSE:GSK) released 2019 full-year and fourth-quarter results that raised eyebrows.GSK delivered 2019 sales of £33.8 billion. Yet full-year profits were below estimates and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) grew only 1% to 123.9p, shy of the market expectation of 125p.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 company reports revenue by three segments: pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and consumer products.Performance of the vaccine division, where revenue increased by 19%, pleased investors. Sales of Shingrix, GSK’s shingles vaccine, was especially robust, followed by the meningitis vaccines.Similarly, respiratory revenues were up 15%, mostly helped by chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD) drug Trelegy Ellipta and asthma drug Nucala.However, established pharmaceutical sales was down 8%, impacted by Advair, which has been facing new generic competition since coming off patent.Furthermore, management’s guidance for 2020 was less than encouraging as adjusted earnings for this year could fall as much as 4%.But the big news of the day was regarding the upcoming split of the company into two.Sum of partsIn 2018, GSK and US drugmaker Pfizer had announced a merger to create a leader in over-the-counter (OTC) products. They had said they’d spin off their consumer healthcare brands in a new venture of which GSK would own 68%.Now the the two companies are moving ahead with plans. The “new GSK” will now be a research-based pharma company. It will focus on immune system drugs, use of genetics, and new technologies.And management would like to see the second company become a new leader in consumer healthcare.The move would take two years as GSK “increases investment in R&D and new product launches.” The cost of this division is likely to be about £600–£700 million. And the group would look at selling non-core assets, starting with a review of its prescription dermatology business.So is it time to buy GSK?The answer depends on many factors, including your risk/return profile and time horizon. The trailing P/E ratio of GSK stands at 17.9. I’d be more comfortable with a number around 13 to 14. For comparison, the metric for other pharma giants AstraZeneca and Pfizer stands at 62 and 13 respectively.Furthermore, the price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of GSK shares is a bit higher than I’d like to pay for. It currently stands at 2.5 times. Companies generate revenue from the sale of goods and services. Analysts prefer a low P/S multiple, ideally below 1 times. However, a P/S number between 1 and 2 times is more common. The ratio for AstraZeneca and Pfizer stands at 5.3 times and 4.1 times respectively. Closely followed stocks like GlaxoSmithKline tend to be volatile around earnings dates. In general, unless the company can crush estimates quarter after quarter, and usually by a respectable margin, then investors tend to punish the stock following the earnings announcement.And that is what has happened with GSK shares in the past few days. On 5 February, the stock saw a recent high of 1,844p. Right now, the price is hovering around 1,695p. That is a drop of about 8%.Those who do not own the stock may consider buying into the company at any further decline. I’d expect the shares to recover in the coming months.On a final note, income investors know that they can compound their returns through reinvesting dividends from high-yielding shares. GSK’s dividend yield is about 4.7% — another important reason why I believe GSK shares belong in a capital-growth portfolio. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Image source: Getty Images. 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. Should FTSE 100 investors buy into the Glaxo (GSK) share price now? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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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. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Sunday, 9th February, 2020 | More on: GSK last_img read more

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Kit Land Nelson Park becomes an art gallery this month

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Apopka Art and Foliage Festival 2018From the GFWC Apopka Woman’s ClubOn Saturday, April 28th, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday, April 29th, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm., The Kit Land Nelson Park in downtown Apopka will be turned into an outdoor art gallery. Approximately 100 entries of juried fine arts and creative handcrafts will fill the park for the 57th Annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival. Artists from all areas will converge in Apopka to feature their paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, and much more at the two-day outdoor festival. Budding artists from local schools will also have the opportunity to display their works of art.Bring your families for a stroll through the park and see why Apopka is known as the “Foliage Capital of the World”. Over twenty local nurseries will be on site to help you select the perfect plants for your home and garden. You can also hop on one of our buses and take a firsthand tour of working nurseries and see where Apopka’s world famous foliage is grown.Bring an appetite and enjoy delicious food while being entertained by a variety of musicians. Children can spend time catching butterflies in a netted tent, get their faces painted and do a craft.The festival is sponsored by the GFWC Apopka Woman’s Club and the City of Apopka. Revenue from the event goes to about 22 local non-profit charities and provides scholarships for Apopka students. Admission to the festival is FREE.  No pets are allowed per city ordinance. For further information, call 407-889-2628 or see www.apopkaartandfoliagefestival.org.   or  #apopkaartandfoliage Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! I am looking forward to our city’s Apopka Art and Foliage Festival 2018. Mama Mia TAGSApopka Art and Foliage Festival 2018 Previous article1,530 vote-by-mail ballots received for Apopka City Commission Seat #2 runoffNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR April 4, 2018 at 9:04 pm We went over to the Spring Fling in downtown Winter Garden today. They had a lot of plant vendors, and I was able to take my dog in his stroller with us, and we visited the farmer’s market. They had some beautiful fruit and vegetables there, absolutely beautiful. Some of the biggest apples I have ever seen…huge! The size of cantaloupes, almost. Mayor-Elect Bryan Nelson’s, Nelson Florida Roses were there, and I was surprised when I looked at the rose label’s names, and I saw that there was a rose variety named Flo Nelson, a beautiful peachy yellowish rose, that was named in honor of Bryan’s mother. I think that is awesome, and his mother must be so proud! When my mother passed away, back in 2006, I actually researched naming a rose variety after my mother, but I soon discovered I would have to be borderline wealthy…..LOL Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Reply April 7, 2018 at 6:31 pm 3 COMMENTS April 7, 2018 at 6:27 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Have the Women’s Club ladies already determined which nurseries that they are going to tour by bus this year? I always wanted to see how tissue culture is done, and although I worked in multiple plant nurseries, that is one plant propagation technique, that I never had any experience in. I like to see nursery plant operations, no matter where they are, as I am a plant freak. Reply last_img read more

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Journalist and women’s rights activist brutally murdered

first_imgNews RSF_en Organisation NepalAsia – Pacific NepalAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nepal Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Receive email alerts June 8, 2020 Find out more to go further News Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Reporters Without Borders voiced shock and horror at the brutal murder yesterday of journalist and human rights activist Uma Singh, 26, who worked for the Janakpur Today Daily and Radio Today FM.She was attacked after she returned from work by a gang of around 15 men who burst into the room she rented in Janakpur, some 240 kms south-east of the capital, who battered her repeatedly with blunt objects, in front of other tenants. She died of her injuries shortly before midnight while being driven to the capital. “Our first thoughts are with her family and friends. We ask the authorities to react quickly and to do their utmost to protect journalists in Nepal and to quickly arrest this group of killers. This kind of appalling murder must not go unpunished if the Nepalese press is to go about its work freely”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.The Federation of Nepalese journalists also condemned the attack and is sending a team to the spot to investigate the killing. Dharmendra Jha, the president of the organisation who was Uma Singh’s professor, said he was very shocked by what had happened. “She was my pupil and I encouraged her to go in for committed journalism” he told satellite television CNN. Police have so far not identified any motive for the killing. Some of Uma Singh’s articles made waves in the region, particularly those in which she criticised the dowry system, which is a very widespread tradition in Nepal – obliging the family of a bride to pay a significant sum of money and to give land to the husband before the marriage.Human Rights Watch said that some of the attackers could be linked to the Communist Party of Nepal, the largest party in the ruling coalition, headed by Pushpa Kamal Dahal or “Prachanda”, who led a Maoist rebellion for a decade before becoming prime minister.The murder of Uma Singh is the latest in a long list of arrests and murders of journalists in Nepal in recent months. Three journalists were killed last year and one was kidnapped. Nepalese journalists plan to hold a demonstration on 15 January to urge the government to provide them with protection. January 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist and women’s rights activist brutally murdered May 17, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced shock and horror at the brutal murder yesterday of journalist and human rights activist Uma Singh, 26, who worked for the Janakpur Today Daily and Radio Today FM. May 29, 2019 Find out more News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Newslast_img read more

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Lohan cutting out sober buddies from London

first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Lohan cutting out sober buddies from London Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Lindsay Lohan has reportedly “cut ties” with her “sobriety circle.”The 27-year-old actress, who completed her sixth stint in rehab last summer, recently moved to London in a bid to get her career on track but has sparked concern she is partying too much.A source told gossip website RadarOnline.com: “Everyone thinks Lindsay moved to London because she knows that she can get away with things there that she cannot get away with here. She’s cut ties with everyone back in the States.”The ‘Mean Girls’ actress’s support networks in New York City and Los Angeles are said to be fed up with her behaviour.The insider explained: “You can only give someone so many chances. She’s not answering phone calls from her sober friends. It’s frustrating.”Lindsay, who is set to make her debut in the upcoming West End production ‘Speed-The-Plow’ later this month, recently insisted her wild partying days are behind her.She said: “I’m at a place in my life where I like the commitment. I’m looking forward to that part of it.”She also said London has had “a calming influence” on her life. By admin – July 17, 2014 WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Twitter Google+center_img Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBritney wants another childNext articleOTR reports says PSNI gave John Downey comfort letter in error admin Facebook Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApplast_img read more

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Making a clean sweep

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. TheMid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has introduced an effective infection controlcourse for non-clinical staff. The trust explains why it chose an establishedwork-based learning programmeOpenCollege Network Level 2 qualification in Infection ControlDesigned by: Protocol Training, 5 Burleigh Court, Burleigh Street,Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 1 XYPhone: 01226 2088828www.protocol-training.comHospitalinfections have negative consequences for patients and their families, and forNHS employees and resourcing. TheNHS Plan, published in July 2000, requires NHS organisations to have effectivesystems in place to tackle hospital-acquired infections to minimise the risk topatients and staff. The plan also outlines a commitment to training anddevelopment of staff at all levels.InAugust 2001, Robert Fleming, training officer for the former Pinderfields andPontefract Hospitals NHS Trust, held talks with Protocol Training aboutintroducing an infection control training course for hospital staff.Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals NHS Trust has now merged with the acuteservices section of the former Dewsbury and District Hospitals NHS Trust tobecome the Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.Thediscussion stemmed from the work of the trust’s non-clinical services traininggroup, made up of representatives from staff, non-clinical services management,HR and training. The group proactively identifies training opportunities fornon-clinical staff. Theinfection control training provided a good opportunity to co-ordinate thecontributions of both clinical and non-clinical colleagues who work on hospitalwards. Again, this reflects part of the NHS Plan and its aim of promoting thevalue of the work of non-clinical staff in hospitals.InformationFlemingreceived information about an Open College Network (OCN) Level 2 qualificationfrom Protocol Training. It highlighted the availability of a work-basedinfection control qualification involving on-the-job training and self-study. Aseries of discussions and meetings involving the training group, the trust’sinfection control team and Protocol Training, convinced the hospital to offerthe qualification to its staff.Commentingon the choice of course, Andrew Beane, lead infection control nurse, based atPinderfields Hospital, said: “This group of hospital workers contributegreatly to the running of a hospital 24 hours a day. Delivering infectioncontrol training to the majority of them is difficult, due to the number andthe complexity of the hours they work. This course, provided in partnershipwith Protocol Training, helps to reach the staff that infection control nursesare unable to.”Workbooksdeveloped by Protocol Training support the infection control qualification, butthe actual course is delivered by staff from Park Lane College in Leeds.Candidates are required to be over 16 years of age, not in full-time educationand to have been an EC resident for three years. Thecourse’s original format was developed in a hospital environment with theclinical aspects being designed in co-operation with two NHS hospitals –Ridgeway hospital in Swindon and the Princess Margaret in Milton Keynes. Ittherefore required little revision to meet the needs of Pinderfields, Clayton,Pontefract and Castleford and Normanton hospitals, which made up the formerPinderfields and Pontefract trust. Minormodifications required were implemented by infection control nurses from thetrust and representatives of Protocol Training and Park Lane College. Thisensured the infection control course programme remained in line with hospitalpolicy and procedure. Thetrust’s training team encouraged ward sisters and modern matrons to promote thecourse and make it available to non-clinical and auxiliary staff in theirdepartments. Within a short space of time, more than 100 staff, including wardassistants, domestic assistants, catering assistants and auxiliary nurses, haddecided to enrol on the OCN Level 2 qualification in infection control.Theprogramme was publicised through posters placed on every ward and department.Staff who expressed an interest were sent an information pack by the collegeoutlining the course content and delivery.Coursestudents were allocated an assessor, who also acted as a mentor throughouttheir time on the course. Together, the mentors and students decided how oftenthey should meet to provide the desired level of support. The assessor/mentorsare all qualified nurses, some with an infection control background. Assessorsexplained the course procedure to students, issued their workbooks and visitedthe workplace at agreed times to assess progress, provide advice and answerquestions. As mentors, they helped students to plan and organise theirworkbooks. The students keep the books during the course, and they provide theplatform for written feedback and practical assessment. They also contain anexplanation of each element of the course, with graphical representations toaid learning and understanding and assignments for the student to complete. Theevidence in the workbooks, workplace observation and practical tests enable theassessor to judge whether candidates are competent. The students’ finalassessment is given by an external moderator from OCN, who checks and confirmssuccessful completion, and delivers accreditation.Theinfection control course has boosted the confidence of non-clinical staff, saysPat Browning, domestic assistant at Pontefract General Infirmary.”Wehave learned a lot and now do things differently from before,” she says.”Having completed the course, we aren’t afraid to ask nurses aboutinfection control issues if we see something that we don’t think is correct. Wehave started to question ourselves and others to check if we are doing thingsin the correct way.” StudentsupportDuringthis work-based learning experience, ward sisters, line managers, senior nursesand supervisors were asked to support the students – many of whom reported thehelp provided by fellow workers and their mentors was excellent. Whiledoing the course, students required six to eight statements from senior workcolleagues to confirm their competence. Colleaguesand those in management roles were also encouraged to build relationships withstudents doing the infection control course, and to consider introducingmentoring schemes for other staff, such as trained nurses. This allowedclinical staff to engage with non-clinical colleagues and helped the studentsachieve their course targets.Commentingon the benefits of the course, training officer Fleming says: “The coursehas heightened the profile of infection control among all levels of staff andhas led people to question, change and ultimately improve working practices inpatient contact areas.”Thetraining also had the secondary effect of improving morale among staff who havebeen given the opportunity to gain additional knowledge. They have benefitedfrom undertaking a practical course which allows them to obtain a nationallyrecognised qualification. Whatthe course entailsStudentson the course have to complete four units containing the following elements:Unit1: Preparation for work in a healthcare environment–Deciding when personal or family illnesses could increase infection risks atwork–Describing what personal hygiene action should be taken when preparing for work–Choosing and using appropriate clothing and footwear–Deciding what make-up and jewellery are appropriate–Explaining how to care for your hair–Identifying infection risks associated with your hands–Describing the correct way to wash your hands–Understanding what you are expected to do–Identifying your team–Active listening–Effective communicationUnit2: Maintaining your own knowledge of infection risks in a healthcare environment–Recognise different types of infection–Identify conditions under which different types of infection can spread–Identify infection risks in your work area–Find your employer’s policies and guidelines on infection risks–Find people and documents to help you keep your knowledge of infection risks upto date –Distinguish between cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation–Understand how single-use equipment should be used in the control of infection–Deal with spillages–Keep up-to-date on infection-risk managementUnit3: Minimising infection in a healthcare environment–Identifying the ways in which the spread of infection can be controlled–Knowing your employer’s guidelines for the management of infection–Knowing how to minimise infection risk to yourself while carrying out yournormal workplace activities–Knowing how to minimise infection risk to others while carrying out your normalworkplace activities–Following correct procedures if you suffer a cut or abrasion at workUnit4: Minimising cross-infection between work areas. Includes:–Health & Safety at Work Act 1974–Food Safety Act 1990–Disposing of different kinds of waste–Maintaining clean equipment–The role of protective clothing  VerdictContributing to safer environmentsTheinfection control course has successfully increased the knowledge base amongnon-clinical staff, boosted their confidence and given them a sense ofachievement.Deliveringthe course in the workplace, plus the flexibility in providing the training andassessment, allowed it to fit around the work and home commitments of staff.This greatly helped in the take-up and successful completion of the course.Feedbackfrom those who have completed the course indicates that they are proactivelyimproving their own infection control practices and procedures and questioningthose employed in the hospital wards to find out if they can be improved. RobertFleming says: “The real impact of the infection control training is thatit is contributing to a safer environment for employees, patients and visitors.It is also helping the hospitals to meet cleanliness and infection controltargets set out in the NHS Plan.”Effectiveness    * * * * *Abilityto meet business needs  * * * *Valuefor money * * * * *Qualityof experience    * * * * *Overallrating    * * * * * Previous Article Next Article Making a clean sweepOn 1 Nov 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Beleaguered Pac-12 takes steps to address officiating

first_imgJuly 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Beleaguered Pac-12 takes steps to address officiating Tags: Larry Scott/Pac-12 Associated Press Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry Scott is acutely aware that the Pac-12 has been the punching bag of the power five conferences the past couple years — on and off the field.The beleaguered commissioner is hoping the programs get back on track after conference schools made the College Football Playoff only once the past four years and went 2-4 in New Year’s Six bowls. As for what Scott can control, he’s taking significant steps to address deficiencies in officiating.Scott said during the conference’s media day Wednesday that the league will implement all of the recommendations from a Sibson Consulting report examining everything about the football officiating process.The key recommendations include the head of officiating reporting directly to Scott rather than the football administrator, more consistency in grading and training from officiating supervisors and more transparency from the conference office in terms of questionable calls.Scott said Woodie Dixon will no longer be involved in any officiating matters. Dixon called the league’s replay command center and overruled a targeting penalty in last year’s Washington State-USC game. It was that decision that damaged the league’s credibility and was the final impetus for an outside consultant.“That was a real straw that made us all wake up and realize we have work to do,” said Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson, who also oversaw the report. “Those things can not be allowed to go on.”Scott also said there have been changes with some supervisors. The report found that they generally lacked recent on-field and NFL experience as well as a lack of commentary and specifying errors made.The most important change for fans might be the league office being more accountable for controversial calls. Anderson said they are not ready to go as far as having an officiating Twitter account, like what the SEC is planning, but being more nimble to immediate controversies, such as last year’s replay fiasco.“Those types of egregious examples where we have to come out and say that a mistake was made rather than come out Monday or Tuesday we should be able to address in real time,” Anderson said. “We’ve got to make sure they are real, significant issues we can talk about.”Anderson also raised the possibility of director of officiating David Coleman appearing on the conference Website or Pac-12 Network to discuss calls from games the previous week.To prevent a repeat of last year, the league will adopt a new replay manual that better organizes processes and procedures that should be used.UCLA coach Chip Kelly said the most important thing to him is consistency, which he compared to driving.“All you want to know is how are they going to officiate it. Are they going to allow you to go 68? Then you can go 68. Or are they going to hard line it at 65? That’s all you want as a coach,” he said.Scott is hopeful that the conference can rebound on the field. Seven of the 12 coaches have been with their programs three years or less.“We have to acknowledge many of the criticisms that the conference has received, and I can tell you that collectively we’ve taken a hard look at everything about how we’re operating,” he said. “I think the building blocks for our football programs are coming into place, and our teams are going to have amazing opportunities to prove themselves very early in the season.”Utah has been selected as the favorite in the annual preseason media poll of media members, edging Oregon and Washington.This year’s conference title game will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and the 2020 and ’21 games will be at the new Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas.last_img read more

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US Officials Seize More Than 3,400 Pounds of Cocaine

first_img View post tag: Seize View post tag: americas Share this article Authorities September 23, 2015 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents and interagency partners intercepted more than 3,400 pounds of cocaine during two separate at-sea interdictions off the coast of Central America. The wholesale value of the seized drugs is tens of millions of dollars.On Sept. 12, a Jacksonville-based OAM aircrew aboard a P-3 Airborne Early Warning aircraft supporting counter-drug operations in the region detected a suspicious go-fast vessel in waters south of Panama. A CBP P-3 crew provided aerial surveillance as Panamanian law enforcement personnel intercepted the vessel and discovered more than 2,094 pounds of cocaine onboard. Authorities apprehended three individuals and towed the vessel back into port.On Sept. 13, a CBP P-3 crew located a suspect vessel in international waters hundreds of miles off the coast of El Salvador and coordinated with the U.S. Coast Guard to interdict the vessel. A U.S. Coast Guard’s cutter’s boarding team gained control of the vessel after its helicopter employed warning shots. Personnel supporting the joint task force arrested three smugglers and recovered 1,388 pounds of cocaine.Operation Martillo includes the participation of 15 nations that are working together to counter trans-national organized crime and illicit trafficking in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. Overall coordination of counter-drug patrols and surveillance in the Eastern Pacific is done by a joint agency task force headquartered in Key West, Florida.[mappress mapid=”16990″]Image: US SOUTHCOM US Officials Seize More Than 3,400 Pounds of Cocaine Back to overview,Home naval-today US Officials Seize More Than 3,400 Pounds of Cocaine View post tag: Cocainelast_img read more

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ST. MARY’S HEALTH FOUNDATION SELECTED AS ROTARACT SIGNATURE PROJECT RECIPIENT

first_imgST. MARY’S HEALTH FOUNDATION SELECTED AS ROTARACT SIGNATURE PROJECT RECIPIENTThe Rotaract Club of Evansville has selected St. Mary’s Health Foundation as the beneficiary of its 2016 Signature Project. The Rotaract Club dedicates its fundraising efforts to one non-profit organization each year that is working for the public benefit to enrich community spirit and alleviate social disadvantage in the Evansville area.The Signature Project will fund the creation of a Rotaract Club of Evansville Pediatric Reading & Healing Wagon Program at St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children. Rotaract members will visit pediatric patients at St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children once a month to read to children during their hospital stay. Signature Project funding will purchase books and a wagon to transport the books to individual patient rooms.“We are thrilled to be the beneficiary of the Rotaract Club’s Signature Project. This program will promote learning and bring smiles and comfort to pediatric patients and their families,” said Carlene Oliver, Director of Pediatrics & Pediatric ICU for St. Mary’s.Signature Project funding will be presented at the Rotaract general membership meeting on February 4, 2016 at Fifth Third Bank in downtown Evansville (15th floor) at 11:30 a.m.For more information about the Rotaract Club of Evansville Pediatric Reading & Healing Wagon Program, please call Randy Capehart, St. Mary’s Media Relations Coordinator at 812.485.4044. For more information about the Rotaract Club of Evansville, please contact Amber Embrey, Rotaract President, at 812.465.1194 or [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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O.C. School District Joins in “Early College” Program

first_imgGreater Egg Harbor Regional School District students join Schools Superintendent John Keenan and ACCC President Dr. Barbara Gaba at a signing ceremony to earn ACCC college credits. Ocean City High School students will sign Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of ACCC) By MADDY VITALEOcean City School District is joining five others in the region that are partnering with Atlantic Cape Community College in an “Early College High School” initiative.The partnership provides an innovative way for high school students to earn both a high school degree and an associate degree or up to two years of credit toward a bachelor’s degree in the time it takes to go to high school, according to Laura Batchelor, executive director of marketing and college relations at ACCC.ACCC launched the Early College program with Greater Egg Harbor Regional in Atlantic County and Middle Township High School in Cape May County about a year ago.“This is a rollout to six area high school districts in both counties. As this program continues to gain momentum, we hope to be present in high schools throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties,” Batchelor said.The result is saving the students and their families both time and money. The ECHS initiative began nationwide in 2002 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.“The Early College program is part of a multiple high school memorandum of understanding. We are signing over the next week or so,” Batchelor said. “In fact, we just signed Greater Egg Harbor (Regional High School district).”Ocean City High School students will attend a signing ceremony at the Cape May County campus Wednesday at noon.“The partnership between Ocean City High School and Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) has been a stepping stone utilized by Ocean City students for decades, whether they attend to save money before continuing their education at a four-year institution, to get acquainted to college life in a smaller setting, or to decide a path they want to take throughout their collegiate education,” Ocean City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Taylor said in a statement.“Expanding this stepping stone to receive college credit and now an associate’s degree will allow our students the freedom to explore the concept of college and collegiate level academia as well as save on college tuition costs,” she added.Another bonus is that it gives students an opportunity to discover what they like, Dr. Taylor noted.“It also gives students the option to sample courses in areas of interest, before experiencing all of the added stimulation of college life, which aids students in discovering the path that best suits them,” she said. “We hope that by giving our students these college opportunities will lay a stronger foundation for a career direction and, as a result, a successful future.”Ocean City High School students will have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree from ACCC before they even graduate from high school.Like Taylor, Batchelor emphasized how important it is for high school students to have the opportunity to earn their associate degrees before they graduate.“There are a few distinct advantages to enrolling in our Early College program. The first is cost,” she pointed out. “Atlantic Cape is offering a lower tuition rate for credits earned in high school. Considering the escalating costs of higher education, this program can save students even more, keeping them out of large debt.”It also saves time.“By earning college credits in high school, students can graduate with a significant number of credits already toward their college degree,” Batchelor said.She also said research shows students who participate in Early College programs are more likely to attend and graduate college successfully.Below is a list of times, dates and locations of all six signing ceremonies at ACCC:On Wednesday, the Cape May County Campus will have signings for Ocean City High School at noon, and at 9 a.m. Middle Township High School will have a signing.On the following Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Mays Landing Campus will be the signing for Egg Harbor Township High School at 2 p.m.On Thursday, Nov. 21, at Worthington Atlantic City Campus at 2 p.m. will be a signing for Atlantic City High School.About Atlantic Cape Community College: Atlantic Cape Community College is a comprehensive two-year community college serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties.The college offers over 40 career, transfer and workforce development programs to more than 8,000 students annually at three campuses in New Jersey: Atlantic City, Cape May Court House and Mays Landing.The college boasts several courses of study, including nursing, aviation and drone technology, criminal justice, liberal arts and the Academy of Culinary Arts. It is rated the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey.Graduates can continue their education with any number of four-year institutions, including Rutgers University, which is housed on the Mays Landing Campus.last_img read more

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