Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

N.E.M. Insurance Company (Nigeria) Plc (NEM.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgN.E.M. Insurance Company (Nigeria) Plc (NEM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about N.E.M. Insurance Company (Nigeria) Plc (NEM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the N.E.M. Insurance Company (Nigeria) Plc (NEM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: N.E.M. Insurance Company (Nigeria) Plc (NEM.ng)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNEM Insurance Company (Nigeria) Plc offers all classes of life and non-life insurance products to the personal and corporate sectors in Nigeria. Personal products include travel, motoring, professional indemnity, goods in transit and fire and special perils. Products for small-to-medium businesses include cover for burglary, product liability, fidelity guarantee, personal/group personal accident, travel, money and motor insurance. Corporate products include cover for general business, marine, aviation, oil and gas, engineering, bonds and motor insurance. NEM Insurance Plc was established in 1948 as an agent for Edward Turner & Co.; became a Nigerian branch of NEM General Insurance Association Limited of London in 1965; and merged with Vigilant Insurance Company Limited to transact all classes of general insurance. The company has expanded its operations into the West Africa sub-region in 2009 through its subsidiary NEM Insurance (Ghana) Limited which subsequently merged with Regency Alliance to form Regency NEM Insurance (Ghana) Limited in 2016. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. NEM Insurance Company (Nigeria) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

A CAP Resources Limited (ACAP.bw) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgA-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileA-Cap Energy Limited formerly (A-Cap Resources Limited), listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is an Australian-based mineral exploration company with extensive interests in Botswana where it holds over 5 000 square kilometres of exploration licenses. A-Cap is the first company to produce a JORC compliant uranium resource in Botswana and is a significant contributor to the world’s uranium stock. Its main activity is centered on the ongoing feasibility study of the Letlhakane Uranium Project in the northeast of Botswana, and the Southern Pans Project which is located northwest of Letlhakane and the Bolau Prospects to the north. A-Cap also has extensive interests in coal exploration with various tenement portfolios in Botswana.last_img read more

Prayers offered for victims, rescuers following Italy bridge collapse

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Prayers offered for victims, rescuers following Italy bridge collapse Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Aug 17, 2018 Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] The Holy Ghost Anglican Church in Genoa, Italy, says that its members living near the site of a collapsed motorway bridge have all been reported safe. But it says that “there is a concern for all who are bereaved, injured or missing.” At least 39 people were killed when a section of the Ponte Morandi collapsed. Around 20 people are still thought to be missing as rescuers continue to search the Polcevera river, the Genoa to Turin and Milan railway lines, and the Ansaldo Energia industrial area below the bridge.Read the full article here. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

House on Windy Peak / Stempel & Tesar Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Filip Šlapal+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2018 Area:  245 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Louis Poulsen, Forbo Flooring Systems, HELUZ, Heroal, Wienerberger, CustomZole ShouSugiBan, Shou-Sugi-Ban Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs House on Windy Peak / Stempel & Tesar ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse on Windy Peak / Stempel & Tesar Architects Architects: Stempel & Tesar Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Nová Ves v Horách, Czech Republic ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912157/house-on-windy-peak-stempel-and-tesar-architects Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Photographs:  Filip Šlapal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912157/house-on-windy-peak-stempel-and-tesar-architects Clipboard House on Windy Peak / Stempel & Tesar Architects Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniSave this picture!© Filip ŠlapalText description provided by the architects. On Windy PeakThe property, located on a mountain ridge in the tiny hamlet of Mníšek in the Ore Mountains, about one kilometer from the German border, offers a one-of-a-kind panoramic view. The climatic conditions are what one might expect at 750 meters above sea level, and are reflected in the presence of nearby wind turbines.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Filip ŠlapalThe house is of a traditional design – two floors with a gabled roof, its axis parallel to the road, with an attached two-car garage whose flat roof also covers the walkway leading up to the front door. Thanks to the property’s excellent orientation, the living spaces open up to the surrounding vistas while also letting in sunlight. The local access road follows the property’s northern border, with unique stunning views to the south.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalThis situation is reflected in the building’s interior layout. The expansive main living room is lined with large floor-to-ceiling windows. The short summer season inspired the addition of a winter garden – a covered terrace in the central part of the southwestern facade that can be accessed from the living and dining rooms. Thanks to a large sliding window, the space can be permanently opened during the warm season. It has become the heart of the house. A single-flight staircase next to the winter garden leads to the upper floor.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalWhile the interior is characterized by the use of wood and light colors, the building’s exterior is clad in the dark wooden planks typical for this location. The wood’s original hue is guarded by a protective coating of oxblood. The black color is achieved in an environmentally friendly manner, by heating the wood and without the use of synthetic varnish. The roof covering is traditional ceramic roof tiles, with a modern gray glaze and a simple shape.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalThe building is certified as a passive house – i.e., it requires a minimum of energy despite the extreme conditions. This was achieved through the use of modern technology to control the building’s ventilation, a heat pump, and smart home automation. Nevertheless, one important precondition was the building’s simple and rational form – a typical trait for the architectural designs of Stempel & Tesař. Thanks to its heat gain, the ideally oriented large-format glass offer an advantage in winter and belie the preconceived notion that passive houses cannot have large windows.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalProject gallerySee allShow lessÖzgüven Architecture HQ / Ozgüven ArchitectureSelected ProjectsAmazon’s False Flag Urban Mission: What the HQ2 Debacle is Really AboutArticles Share Czech Republic Houses CopyAbout this officeStempel & Tesar ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNová Ves v HoráchCzech RepublicPublished on March 03, 2019Cite: “House on Windy Peak / Stempel & Tesar Architects” 02 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Australia launches Donation Dollar to boost giving

first_img Tagged with: Finance Melanie May | 2 September 2020 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 The coin is designed to be instantly recognisable as being different to traditional $1 coins. It features a call to action – Give to Help Others – and a green centre with a ripple design, which emanates from the centre, with the Queen on the reverse. The more the coin is donated, the more the green wears to reveal a series of golden ripples to symbolise the ongoing impact each Donation Dollar has made.People are encourages to donate it to a cause or charity of their choice, to a local business that is struggling or to anyone they think needs it more than they do. As legal tender, the coin however can also be spent normally.The Royal Australian Mint estimates that if every Australian donated just one Donation Dollar a month, this could raise an additional $300 million dollars annually for those in need.Such a coin has been mooted in the UK, and initiatives such as #FirstFiver have seen new coins and notes donated to charity but as of yet, no dedicated coin has been designed.  734 total views,  2 views today [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5rKR_M1sqQ&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]center_img  735 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Australia launches Donation Dollar to boost giving The Royal Australian Mint starts rolling out the Donation Dollar today: a $1 legal tender designed to encourage Australians to give.Created in partnership with Saatchi & Saatchi Melbourne, an initial 4.5 million Donation Dollars have been produced and will be progressively released from 2 September 2020. The intention is to produce and release 25 million coins over the next few years – one for every Australian.The Royal Australian Mint hopes to inspire charitable giving through this tangible reminder to encourage Australians to give smaller amounts more often and across more charities. The official release date of 5 September aligns with the United Nations International Day of Charity. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Contemporary Arts Gallery welcomes British artist with new works

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Linkedin History professor explores the people behind the fight for civil rights in Texas Sam is a sophomore Journalism major and Graphic Design minor from Celina, Texas. She has a passion for photography and her cat, Albus. Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @sbbrut! Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Facebook TAGSphotos + posts Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Facebook Previous articleDog train man doesn’t know he’s a viral sensationNext articleInterfraternity Council plans to have impactful, eventful Movember Sam Bruton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Virtual Tour: Fort Worth murals and where to find them Twitter printThe latest exhibit at the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts Gallery is a collaborative effort between TCU students and British artist Emily Speed.  Speed was an artist in residence at TCU for two weeks earlier this month. During her time here, she completed a film, an exhibition publication and created sculptures and limited edition prints. She also gave talks to students and made studio visits.“I couldn’t event fit this work into my studio,” said Speed. (Sam Bruton/TCU 360)She worked with students from the School of Art, the School of Classical and Contemporary Dance, the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media and the Department of Theatre.“It’s been quite a collaboration with the students on campus,” Speed said.Three dance students were featured in Speed’s film that explored power, gender and status through classical architectural forms. Speed focused on the meaning of the caryatid, the draped female figures that are carved in stone as supportive pillars of ancient classical buildings.  The dancers demonstrated Speed’s idea that these caryatids can be liberated and free from their traditional static role.Gallery visitors watch the film featuring TCU Dance students. (Sam Bruton/TCU 360)“Working with dancers and choreographing the work opened up loads of new ideas,” Speed said. “It’s made me really want to work with dancers again.”Elisabeth Pierson, one of the dance students in the film, had never worked with an artist before. “She was so fascinated with what we, as dancers, could contribute to her work,” Pierson said. “This experience has really shown me what opportunities there are for artists; whether painters, sculptors, dancers, or theater performers.”“Body Builders,” is Speed’s first exhibition in Texas and has been in the works for quite some time.Last spring, Speed visited the U.S. and explored TCU and Fort Worth. Guided by Sarah Jayne Parsons, gallery director, Speed observed the architecture of the area and began brainstorming for her future works. “The work came out of thinking about the campus [TCU] and its architecture,” Speed said.Parsons got to know Speed after commissioning her on a group-exhibition in the U.K. “I learned that she worked in a very generous way,” Parson said. “I thought would be great in the academic environment.”While planning the exhibition, Speed sent many drawings and ideas to Parsons. (Sam Bruton/TCU 360)Over the course of a year, the two had conversations about what Speed might do when she returned to TCU.  Speed sent many drawings of sculptural objects and costuming ideas.Earlier this month, Speed left her small studio in Liverpool to return to the U.S. and began her residency with Art Galleries at TCU.When Parsons first thought of bringing Speed to TCU, she hoped that it would inspire the students to see that they can work across many forms of expression, using different media.“The students were able to see how all the parts came together as a whole for the exhibition,” Parsons said. “They were able to look over the shoulder of a professional artist at work who came with a vision and made the decisions necessary to carry it out.”Speed doesn’t refer to herself as a painter, sculptor or choreographer.  For her, the idea comes first and the medium is chosen to fit its expression.“I don’t like to tie myself down to just one thing,” Speed said.  “I’m just an artist I guess.”Speed’s work will be at the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts Gallery until Dec. 3.   Five Graphic Design seniors to unveil three plus years worth of works TCU observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month Linkedin Sam Bruton last_img read more

Cuba

first_img October 12, 2018 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Cuba Organisation Pressures and defamation campaigns against critical bloggersPro-government bloggers are waging a non-stop battle on the Internet against “alternative” bloggers critical of the authorities. The regime is preventing most of its citizens from gaining access to the Internet and is occupying the field in order to leave no cyberspace for dissidents (see the Cuba chapter in the 2011 “Enemies of the Internet” report). However, although less than 2% of Cubans have access to the World Wide Web, a growing number of them have found creative ways to connect with the Internet and visit the social networks. In March 2011, an official documentary programme named the “Las Razones de Cuba” (“Cuba’s Reasons”) (http://razonesdecuba.cubadebate.cu/) TV series was broadcast which accused critical bloggers, labelled as “cybermercenaries,” of being manipulated by the United States, had been countered by the publication, on Viméo, of a dissident video entitled “Citizens’ Reasons”, in which blogger Yoani Sanchez explained that the “demonization of the Internet” was in full throttle because the government was “frazzled” and fearful that the Internet might play a role similar to that of the Arab Spring. The dissident later stated in an interview granted on 2 January to the Peruvian daily El Comercio that she was very “sceptical” about the likelihood of a Cuban protest movement of the sort observed in Tunisia or Egypt, in view of how “highly fragmented” Cuban society is and the “minimal” mobilisation capacity of its social networks. Yoani Sanchez founded a school of bloggers to break the tight grip on information imposed by official news sources. Other bloggers such as Claudia Cadelo, Laritza Diversent and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo have also taken the initiative to defend “digital freedoms” and the Cubans’ right to be informed. The coverage of dissident Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia’s death by “alternative” bloggers offended a government already displeased that its official version was being challenged. The authorities’ strategy about social networks In November 2011, the whole world witnessed what was probably the first direct confrontation between a member of the Cuban leader’s family – in this case Mariela Castro, Raul Castro’s daughter – and dissident Yoani Sánchez. In a baptism by fire on Twitter, Mariela Castro lost her composure while responding to the arguments of her critics, calling them parásitos despreciables (despicable parasites). During an interview for BBC, Yoani Sanchez later praised the social networks’ role as a dialogue facilitator: “On Twitter, no one gives lessons to anyone else. Presidents don’t order citizens around and neither do major personalities bully ordinary people. They all learn from each other.” She was once again prevented from leaving the country in February 2012. On 1 December 2011, Cuba’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, urged social networks to develop a new strategy which would allow them to rid themselves of the “dictatorship of the sector’s large U.S. groups” (http://www.elespectador.com/tecnologia/articulo-314436-cuba-invita-revol…). A few days later, the government accused Twitter of having spread rumours about Fidel Castro’s death.Shortly afterwards, the regime launched RedSocial, a Cuban version of Facebook accessible only via the Cuban Intranet, Red Cubana. Conceived as “a virtual meeting place for Cuban academics,” it is nonetheless a surveillance tool. In order to register, the user must provide his or her e-mail’s password. This “Made in Cuba” social network boasted several thousand registered users by the end of 2011.The undersea Cable from Venezuela, a new hope?Much more is at stake now with the arrival of the undersea Alba fiber-optic cable which will link Cuba and Venezuela, multiplying by 3,000 the island’s capacity to connect to the rest of the world. Initially scheduled for the summer of 2011, its implementation was postponed without further explanation. In early 2011, the regime announced that this Web access would be reserved for “social use” by institutions, universities and certain professions such as doctors and journalists. It would also make it possible to continue setting up collective access centres. Contrary to expectations, in late January 2012, the Cuban Communist Party Congress carefully set aside the issue of Internet development.Although no one is banking on the fact that certain cable fibres will be diverted towards the Internet access black market, others believe that the cable will not create new opportunities for Cubans who wish to connect to the World Wide Web. Since the latter is rationed, as is the rest of Cuba, the cable could only enhance connection quality and bandwith speed for those who already have access. The regime remains ready to crush any attempt to bypass censorship. In November 2011, Cuba accused the United States of bolstering parallel Internet connections on the island by unlawfully importing equipment and making satellite connections available. An American citizen accused of involvement in these clandestine activities was arrested in December 2009. RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago March 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cuba News CubaAmericas News News Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet to go further RSF_en A digital cold war is being played out against a backdrop of demonizing the Internet and social networks, which are accused of having a destabilising influence and being orchestrated by the American enemy. Will the arrival of the Venezuelan fiber-optic cable call into question the “rationing” of the Internet, which remains out of reach for the majority of the population? The creation of a tightly controlled Cuban Web 2.0 tends to indicate that the regime has no intention of making any concessions with regard to communications. May 6, 2020 Find out more CubaAmericas Receive email alerts New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Chemical Engineer Mark Davis Wins Prince of Asturias Award

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Mark E. Davis, the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering at Caltech, has been named one of three recipients of the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. Davis was recognized, along with Avelino Corma Canós of the Institute of Chemical Technology in Spain and Galen D. Stucky of UC Santa Barbara, for contributions to the development of microporous and mesoporous materials and various applications of these materials from the petrochemical industry to health care.Microporous materials are characterized by pores that are less than 2 nanometers in diameter, while mesoporous materials have larger pores that can be up to 50 nanometers across.Each year the Prince of Asturias Foundation selects awardees in eight categories to “encourage and promote the scientific, cultural, and humanistic values that form part of mankind’s universal heritage.” The foundation’s citation for this year’s awardees in the Technical and Scientific Research category says, in part, “The scientific and technical contributions of these three chemists have opened up very important lines of research that are on the frontiers of current knowledge, with direct applications in the reduction of pollutant emissions from vehicles and factories as well as in the processes of refining petroleum and in the chemical industry in general.”“It gives me great pleasure to receive the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research with my esteemed colleagues Professor Corma and Stucky,” says Davis. “It is gratifying to receive recognition for work on microporous and mesoporous solids, as these types of materials are the basis of significant technology that has greatly improved quality of life throughout the world.”“Mark’s achievements in the development of new materials as selective catalysts and for applications in medicine have been impressive,” says Jacqueline Barton, chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech. “It is outstanding to see his contributions being recognized through this award.”Davis has worked on microporous crystalline oxides, called zeolites, and zeolite-like materials since the 1980s. These materials have pores that are at the same scale as the molecules with which they react, allowing them to serve as very selective catalysts. Although zeolites are notoriously difficult to synthesize in a prescribed way, Davis and his colleagues have developed techniques for controlling their synthesis with desired nanostructures and properties. One of his group’s major successes was creating zeolites with pore sizes larger than one nanometer in diameter.Davis earned his BS, MS, and PhD at the University of Kentucky in 1977, 1978, and 1981, respectively. He joined the Caltech faculty as a professor in 1991, was named Schlinger Professor in 1993, and served as executive officer for chemical engineering from 1999 to 2004. Since 2004, he has been a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.Davis sits on the editorial board of Molecular Therapy-Nucleic Acids, Drug Delivery and Translational Research, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, among other publications. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and the American Association for Cancer Research. He also has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. Davis has won a number of awards previously, including the Presidential Young Investigator Award (1985), the Donald Breck Award from the International Zeolite Association (1989), the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation (1990), the Elmer Gaden Award from the American Chemical Society (2009), and the Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis (2014), among others.Davis will receive the Prince Asturias Award from His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias at an academic ceremony in October in Oviedo, Spain. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. 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Pasadena’a Green Dot Corporation Investors File Class Action Lawsuit

first_img Community News 16 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Green Dot Corporation is facing a lawsuit from an unnamed plaintiff who alleges that the Pasadena based financial technology and bank holding company violated federal securities laws by giving false and misleading statements. The suit was filed on behalf of purchasers of Green Dot common shares.According to Shareholders Foundation Inc., a professional loss-prevention, settlement recovery, portfolio monitoring service that specializes in securities class action and other legal actions, the allegedly false and misleading statements by Green Dot Corporation were made between May 9, 2018 and November 7.The suit alleges that the corporation made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that Green Dot’s strategy to attract “high-value” long-term customers was at the expense of “one and done” customers, and that Green Dot’s “one and done” customers represented a significant source of revenues in its legacy segment, and that consequently, Green Dot’s strategy was self-sabotaging.The summary stated that Green Dot Corporation CEO Steven W. Streit said during a February 20th conference call that the company’s strategy of attracting customers actually was at the peril of its one and done investors. “We are somewhat a victim of our own success in converting more and more of our quarterly active accounts to direct deposit active accounts.” These “one and done” customers represented a significant source of revenue in the Company’s legacy segment. After the release of Streit’s statement the shares in Green Dot fell 10 percent.Over the span of the next seven months the stock price continued to drop because of moves that caused investors to lose confidence.On May 8th, Green Dot released its financial results for the first quarter of 2019 which showed dramatically reduced earnings guidance. The corporation began to experience further financial woes disclosing during another conference call that it was “experiencing some erosion” in the number of legacy product line, non-direct deposit active accounts, primarily from its legacy brick and mortar retail channel and to a lesser degree from its RushCard and AccountNow digital direct brands.This along with a disclosure that a large “investment in growth for the purpose of aggressively marketing new products.” caused the stock to tumble 26.4 percent.On August 7th Green Dot disclosed that additional problems with its legacy products and reduced its fiscal year outlook, and disclosing “lower than anticipated prepaid unit sales” that it said caused a material reduction in active prepaid accounts which in turn sent it stock price spiraling down 50 percent.Three months later on November 7th Green Dot revealed a decline of 620,000 accounts in its active consumer business. On this news, the price of Green Dot shares fell 18.1 percent.Finally, on December 18th Green Dot announced the retirement of both its CEO and CFO. On this news, the price of Green Dot shares fell another 10.4 percent.The suit has been filed according to the Shareholders foundation in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Any investors who wish to be named in the class action must do so by February 17th 2020. HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Pasadena’a Green Dot Corporation Investors File Class Action Lawsuit Company accused of self-sabotaging strategy STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 7:45 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more