first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tuesday 12 October 2010 8:45 pm More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical Geniuscenter_img Ocado OCADO will hope the start of work on its new warehouse (or Customer Fulfilment Centre to use its irritating official title) will begin a new chapter after a torrid few months for its share price.Since its climbdown on the massively optimistic flotation price range of 200-275p (it eventually achieved just 180p), its stock has steadily trickled to its current 128.4p – not a far cry from the 120p mark some analysts said it was worth pre-float.The new warehouse will eventually be able to process 180,000 orders a week, allowing Ocado to aggressively expand in the Midlands and beyond: it says the new warehouse will increase its reach in the UK from 66 to 85 per cent of households. However, its goal of finally turning a profit after more than 10 years could come under pressure from the new plant running at two thirds of capacity for an unspecified time after opening.The thinking behind opening the second warehouse as far north as Warwickshire, rather than consolidating its position in the south, has been questioned, but the extra reach it provides could make this a gamble worth taking.More problematic could be the firm’s profile as a provider of luxury food – an area which its customers may feel the need to cut back on after government austerity measures really start to bite later this year.Ocado was buoyed by a 30 per cent jump in sales in the last quarter, but its average order size falling more than £1 to £113.59 should be seen as a warning.The market was unmoved by the announcement yesterday, with Ocado’s stock closing marginally lower. We agree: at 128p Ocado looks risky. A wait and see approach is advised. whatsapp Tags: NULL Sharelast_img read more

J&J in £12bn merger talks with Synthes

first_imgMonday 18 April 2011 8:05 pm J&J in £12bn merger talks with Synthes Tags: NULL Share Swiss medical device maker Synthes yesterday confirmed it is in takeover talks with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over a deal that could value the firm at about $20bn (£12.3bn).The move would be J&J’s biggest ever acquisition, giving it a leading position in equipment to treat trauma. Synthes, which posted sales of $3.7bn in 2010, makes nails, screws and plates to fix broken bones, as well as artificial spine discs.A Synthes spokesman said: “In response to market speculation, Synthes confirms that it is engaged in discussions with Johnson & Johnson about a potential business combination transaction.”A spokesman for J&J declined to comment.Key to any deal will be Synthes chairman Hansjoerg Wyss – the second-richest person in Switzerland, with a net worth of $6.4bn according to Forbes. Wyss holds 40 per cent of Synthes directly and another eight per cent through family trusts. Some analysts doubt he will be willing to play ball with J&J, which would effectively kill off the deal.Shares in British knee and hip maker Smith & Nephew (S&N) fell more than three per cent on the news that J&J is looking elsewhere.Last year the firm confirmed it had rejected a £7bn bid from Johnson & Johnson and investors had hoped the US giant would come back with a bigger offer. One option for S&N could be a tie-up with US rival Biomet.ADVISER: CREDIT SUISSESYNTHES ADVISERCREDIT SUISSESynthes has not officially confirmed which banks it has hired to advise it on the possible Johnson & Johnson (J&J) takeover but City A.M. understands it will be using its regular bank Credit Suisse. The Swiss bank last month retained its top spot for M&A advisory work.It is acting as financial adviser to fellow medical firm Community Health Systems, which recently increased its offer for Tenet Healthcare Corporation. It is also acting as joint global co-ordinator and bookrunners on the Glencore flotation, which is due to close in May.Credit Suisse advised Prudential on its failed $35.5bn (£23bn) bid for AIA last year and then advised AIA on its successful IPO in Hong Kong in October, where it was valued at more than $35.5bn.Credit Suisse, Synthes and J&J all declined to comment. Show Comments ▼center_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald whatsapp 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe 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 Wrap whatsapplast_img read more

BetVictor to settle BetBright ante post bets

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance Tags: Online Gambling BetVictor to settle BetBright ante post bets Online gambling operator BetVictor has reached an agreement to reinstate and settle all ante post bets placed with now-shuttered BetBright. The Irish operator ceased operations earlier this month after its acquisition by 888 Holdings. Online gambling operator BetVictor has reached an agreement to reinstate and settle all ante post bets placed with now-closed BetBright.The Irish operator ceased operations earlier this month after its acquisition by 888 Holdings, and customers were left in limbo as to the status of their bets, with many airing their frustration on social media.However Rich Ricci, former executive chairman of BetBright, has come to an agreement whereby former BetBright customers that had ante post bet voided when the operator closed can choose to have these reinstated with BetVictor.Players have until April 4 to put forward their request and will be need to have a valid account with BetVictor. The offer does not apply to ante post bets placed on this month’s Cheltenham Festival.“I am pleased that with the help of BetVictor, ante post bets placed by BetBright customers can be honoured,” Ricci said.Matt Scarrott, director of sportsbook at BetVictor, added: “We’re happy to be supporting Rich to address this situation, enabling former BetBright punters to reinstate their ante post bets via our BetVictor betting platform – we’ll make the process as simple and frictionless as possible to provide customers with an enjoyable betting experience with us.”Earlier this month, 888 agreed to pay £15m (€17.4m/$19.5m) to purchase certain assets of Dedsert Limited, Dedsert Ireland Limited and its affiliates, which together operated as BetBright.At the time, 888 said the integration of the BetBright sportsbook into the group would give 888 complete ownership of its technology and product development across four key online betting verticals: casino, sports betting, poker and bingo.BetBright shut down its customer-facing site on March 5, less than 24 hours after the acquisition was agreed. Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 29th March 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Finance Strategy Email Addresslast_img read more

F1 Styrian GP Live : Hamilton brilliant in Qualifying, will the…

first_img Football TAGSF1 Race CalendarF1 Styrian GP LiveF1 Styrian GP Live StreamingFormula 1 Styrian GP LiveLewis Hamilton brilliant lap in Qualifying SHARE WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video POSITIONTIME It’s on days like this, when rain creates tricky driving conditions, that the great drivers come to the fore – and as if we needed further reminding, Hamilton showed us why he is arguably the greatest driver in Formula 1 history with a scintillating lap at the Red Bull Ring to beat the heir to his throne Max Verstappen to pole by a staggering 1.2s for the Styrian Grand Prix. 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But will the magic continue on the Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix RACE DAY ? Even before Saturday’s rain-hit delayed qualifying session, the six-time world champion had long staked his claim as one of the sport’s finest to ever race in the wet — and yesterday he delivered an absolute masterclass.It will be interesting to watch – how the magic unfolds on Styrian Grand Prix RACE DAY. Watch the battle LIVE @ 6.40 pm LIVE & Exclusive in the Indian Sub-Continent on Disney+ Hotstar 1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes1:19.273 F1 Styrian GP Live : Hamilton brilliant in Qualifying, will the magic continue in race tonite ? Watch it Live Latest Sports News 4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes1:20.701 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd He said he had reached similar levels at the Red Bull Ring on Saturday, when he was 1.216 seconds faster than anyone else in the wettest conditions a qualifying session has been allowed to run in for some time.“It was a fantastic lap, the last one,” said Hamilton, his face covered in the post-qualifying news conference as required by F1 coronavirus protocols. “The lap I had before was good enough but that last lap was as close to perfect as I could get in those conditions. And considering it was raining more, it makes me even happier knowing I went a little bit quicker.“It definitely takes me back to times like Silverstone 2008. When you are really at one with the car. The conditions are shifting. It’s a massive challenge. I am smiling under this mask – so, yeah, super-happy.” 5 Esteban Ocon Renault1:20.922 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Devon Conway smashes fifty; R Ashwin gets Latham- NZ 101/1 (46 ovs)- Follow Live Updates 2 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing1:20.489 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates Football Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – July 12, 2020 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Bernardeschi denied by the upright as Italy come close to doubling advantage; Follow Live Updates Cricket F1 Styrian GP Live : Hamilton weaved magic on Saturday in Qualifying Hamilton finished a staggering 1.2 seconds faster than Verstappen, with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz third. Valtteri Bottas, in the same machinery as Hamilton, was 1.5 sec behind his team-mate in fourth. Throughout his career, Hamilton has generally excelled in wet conditions. His victory at the 2008 British Grand Prix, in which he finished a minute clear of the field and was at times lapping five seconds faster than anyone else, has gone down in the annals as one of the greatest drives in history. Cricket Formula 1 Qualifying Results & Grid Positions for the RACE DAY Live Tonite @ 6.30 PMQualifying results Previous articleLewis Hamilton wins the Styrian Grand PrixNext articleIPL 2020 : Without IPL 2020 and India cricket, fantasy sports industry staring at 40-45% revenue loss Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket Facebook Twitter Sunday, 12th July 2020Main Race – Austria (Pirelli)6.40 PMlast_img read more

More visitors seek cathedrals, historic churches

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC More visitors seek cathedrals, historic churches AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Rachel FarmerPosted Feb 6, 2020 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Anglican Communion Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Quebec City’s Cathedral of the Holy Trinity saw almost 100,000 more visitors in 2018 than five years before. Photo: Luc-Antoine Couturier/Anglican Journal[Anglican Journal] In a time when attention has begun to focus increasingly on declining church attendance, some places of Anglican worship in both England and Canada — including English cathedrals — are seeing an increase in visitors.Visitors to Church of England cathedrals numbered 10 million in 2018 — an increase of more than 10% on the previous year, according to a November report published by the church.There were also more than a million visitors to Westminster Abbey, the report states, and attendance at some major Christian festivals grew. Some 58,000 people attended cathedrals at Easter and 95,000 during Holy Week — the highest numbers recorded for a decade.On the other hand, participation at Christmas services in cathedrals slipped to 133,000 in 2018, from 135,000 the previous year, and the number of people attending usual cathedral services every week also fell slightly to 36,700 from 37,000 in 2017.Some of the more historic Anglican churches in Canada, also, have been seeing brisk attendance by visitors in recent years. Quebec City’s Cathedral of the Holy Trinity had 240,000 visitors in 2018 — up from 149,000 five years previously, says Tommy Byrne, project manager at the cathedral. A 2013 marketing study showed that 96% of its visitors come for culture, heritage, music and other non-religious factors, he says — though this doesn’t suggest spirituality didn’t also play a role in some tourist visits.Read the entire article here. Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET last_img read more

Wootton George survey reveals barriers to legacy fundraising

first_img Wootton George Consulting, the strategy and fundraising consultancy, has released its survey findings on the barriers that prevent more charities from raising funds from legacies.52 UK charities completed the survey in August and September 2010. Wootton George found that the key barriers were:1) Lack of knowledge about legacy fundraising (20%);2) Lack of internal capacity (16%), and3) A short term fundraising focus (14%).When asked what it would take for their charities to be more proactive in this area, the responses were1) More staff capacity (24%);2) A more strategic approach (22%);3) More knowledge about legacy fundraising (20).Of the sample which completed the survey, 75% of the charities already received legacies, either regularly or at least occasionally. However, only 43% of the sample was active in seeking legacies, showing that 32% benefited from legacy donations without even seeking them.The survey’s author, Simon George, said: “The findings were very revealing in a number of ways. We had expected to see more prominence given to a lack of strategic focus and short term thinking, especially in a recession, perhaps coupled with a lack of appreciation of the legacy potential among trustees. However, we found that the main issues preventing more charities being proactive about legacies were a lack of knowledge combined with a lack of staff capacity.“The findings point to a need for more education and training on legacy fundraising in the sector, together with the need for charities to dedicate more staff time to legacy work, either by relinquishing other activities or investing in additional capacity.”A free copy of the full report is available upon request from Simon George.www.wgconsulting.co.uk Howard Lake | 18 October 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Wootton George survey reveals barriers to legacy fundraising Tagged with: legacies Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Beth Swarbrigg – Rising Star at IoF Fundraising Convention 2016

first_img  191 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  192 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Convention Missed the other Rising Stars whom we’ve featured so far? Watch them:Russell BensonSali GrayMichael WinehouseLizzi HollisRachael TylerLaura HewittSuzanne Treharne Beth Swarbrigg, Fundraising Director at Hospice in the Weald for three years, was one of nine rising stars in the fundraising firmament selected to speak at the Institute of Fundraising’s Fundraising Convention earlier this month.New to Convention 2016, the Rising Stars session featured fundraisers from across the sector speaking at convention for the very first time. They spoke on stage at the Barbican concert hall in London, with just nine minutes to get their fundraising idea across.Swarbrigg argued, contentiously, that “there is no place for hope in fundraising”. As her presentation unfolded, however, it became clear she meant by this that there should be no room for hoping that a fundraising campaign might work. Instead she urges her colleagues to plan, understand and measure what they do to help ensure they reach their fundraising targets. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Beth Swarbrigg – Rising Star at IoF Fundraising Convention 2016 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 31 July 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Vietnam’s bloggers denied all contact with outside world

first_img News Follow the news on Vietnam Organisation RSF_en News April 27, 2021 Find out more News In a recent case, security officers at Noi Bai international airport stopped Vu Quoc Ngu, the editor of the Defend The Defenders human rights website, from boarding a flight to Bangkok on 26 September. They cited Decree No. 136 and “national security” as their grounds from preventing him from leaving the country.“The Vietnamese government tries by all possible means to isolate journalists and bloggers from the rest of the world,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We urge the international community not to ignore these serious violations of the fundamental freedoms of journalists and human rights defenders in Vietnam.”The authorities have repeatedly prevented Ngu from travelling abroad during the past two years, including in July 2015 when he was invited to attend a cyber-security seminar organized by RSF in Bangkok. He was also barred from attending meetings with foreign diplomats including US assistant secretary of state Tom Malinowski during President Barack Obama’s 23-25 May visit to Vietnam.Fired for quoting exiled bloggerThe Communist Party government keeps a close control on the media in what is another form of isolation affecting many bloggers and journalists. The latest victims include Nguyen Nhu Phong, the editor of the state-owned PetroTimes news website, who was fired and stripped of his press card for publishing extracts from an interview with Bui Than Hieu, a exiled dissident blogger also known as Wind Trader.On 3 October, the ministry of information and communication said Phong had been sanctioned “for committing wrongdoing in press activities.” The authorities added that the website had also been closed for three months without explaining the “power cut” it suffered after the interview was published.Vietnam is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. The Communist Party runs the entire country and exercises a draconian level of control at all levels of the administration and society. VietnamAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison October 7, 2016 Vietnam’s bloggers denied all contact with outside world Receive email alertscenter_img Reporters Without Borders condemns the Vietnamese government’s policy of isolating Vietnamese journalists and bloggers and its systematic reprisals against those who dare to connect with the outside world. Photo : Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP Help by sharing this information VietnamAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam News April 22, 2021 Find out more to go further April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Lactate dehydrogenases in antarctic and temperate fish species

first_img1. The kinetics of lactate dehydrogenase (both forward and back reaction) in cardiac and skeletal muscle of an Antarctic teleost have been compared with a temperate teleost of comparable morphology and ecology.2. In both species the forward reaction (pyruvate to lactate) is maximally activated at 2.5–4 mM pyruvate and inhibited above this level.3. The Michaelis constant (Km) for pyruvate is not significantly different between muscle types or between species when measured at their normal environmental temperature.4. Km for pyruvate varies with temperature in a positive direction.5. The back reaction (lactate to pyruvate) is maximally activated by 12–16 mM lactate but only in skeletal muscle of the antarctic species is there inhibition above this level.6.6. The Km for lactate is significantly (P<0.05) lower in the Antarctic fish cardiac muscle.7.7. While the two species are morphologically and ecologically similar, differences at the biochemical level are discussed with respect to environmental temperature range and conservation of enzymic characteristics.last_img read more

A survey of natural electromagnetic noise in the frequency range f = 1–10 kHz at Halley station, Antarctica: 1. Radio atmospherics from lightning

first_imgThis paper presents results from the first systematic survey of VLF wave activity at Halley, Antarctica (76 °S, 27 °W, L = 4.3). Beginning in 1971, the peak, average and minimum (P, A, M) signal levels observed in four frequency bands centred on 0.75 kHz, 1.25 kHz, 3.2 kHz and 9.6 kHz have been recorded every 5 min. At these frequencies the observed radio noise is largely natural, the waves being generated either in the magnetosphere (e.g. chorus, hiss, etc.) or near the ground, the latter principally from lightning discharges (radio atmospherics, or “spherics”) which reach the receiver after propagating some distance in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide (lightning does not occur in the immediate vicinity of Halley). Here we analyse the observations for 1984, the first complete year for which we have data in digital form, in terms of thunderstorm regions, as a benchmark for more extended studies of possible long-term change in global lightning activity. The data are presented in compressed colour graphic format which facilitates the identification of periodic (diurnal and annual) and aperiodic variations. At 3.2 kHz, attenuation in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide is severe, and only relatively few spherics, from close lighting source regions, are observed. Thus, whilst the 3.2 M channel is insensitive to lightning, and responds mostly to magnetospheric emissions, the 3.2 P channel is dominated by spherics. The 3.2 P data show a marked diurnal and seasonal variation symmetrical about Halley local noon and about the solstices, consistent with nearby sources and attenuation rates for subionospheric propagation which are much greater during the day than at night. At 9.6 kHz, waveguide attenuation is much lower (and there is less difference between day and night), and the minimum channel is dominated by a continuum of spheric noise originating from globally distributed distant source regions, notably those in the tropics. Consequently, there is no control by the local dawn-dusk terminator; the diurnal and seasonal variation is not symmetrical about Halley local noon and the solstices but consists of a quasi-sinusoidal diurnal variation, in which the phases of the minimum and maximum vary during the year: ~07 LT (LT∼-UT−2h at Halley) and ~17 LT in December (summer) and ~10 LT and ~21 LT in June (winter). Agreement between the observations and the CCIR (1983) empirical model is poor. A somewhat better fit is given by a simple model in which thunderstorm regions consist of point sources having radiated powers which vary with local time and season, the total effect at Halley being modelled as the sum of contributions from these sources.last_img read more