One Savings Bank and Charter Court announce terms of £1.6bn merger

first_imgThursday 14 March 2019 8:58 am More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their Challenger banks One Savings Bank and Charter Court have confirmed the terms of a £1.6bn merger.Following the completion of the deal One Savings Bank shareholders will own around 55 per cent of the combined company, the firm announced as it posted its full-year results for 2018. “Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, based on application levels seen so far this year, we would expect to deliver mid-teens net loan book growth in 2019 at attractive margins, with NIM marginally lower than 2018, reflecting current asset pricing and the continued transition from back book to front.Read more: Challenger banks confirm £1.6bn merger talks“Whilst we will continue to invest in the business for growth in 2019, as always, we will maintain a strong focus on cost efficiency and control as reflected in our cost to income and management expense ratios.“One Savings Bank is exceptionally well placed to continue to generate attractive returns for our shareholders regardless of potential political scenarios that may take place and we look to the future with confidence.” Jessica Clark Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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It reported an exceptional cost of £9.8m last year as the bank bought out its joint venture partners in its Heritable Development Finance business.What One Savings Bank saidChief executive Andy Golding said: “Following the statement released on 9 March 2019 confirming that Charter Court Financial Services and One Savings Bank were in advanced discussions regarding a possible all-share combination of the two companies, we are today pleased to announce the recommended all-share combination of the two organisations.“As such, we are not able to provide our usual detailed guidance for the financial year ahead.“One Savings Bank entered 2019 with a strong pipeline and our core markets remain highly attractive.“The strength of our lending franchise, driven by specialist underwriting, gives us confidence in continuing to deliver sustainable growth in our net loan book. whatsapp Read more: One Savings Bank and Charter Court shares soar after merger talks confirmedOne Savings Bank chief executive Andy Golding and chief financial officer April Talintyre will retain their roles in the merged group, while Charter Court chief executive Ian Lonergan will be moved over to an integration director role for 18 months.Sebastian Maloney, currently the chief financial officer of Charter Court, will be retained as an advisor for up to a year.Both banks’ directors and activist investor Elliott Management, the largest shareholder in Charter Court, have said they will back the deal.One Savings Bank were advised on the deal by Rothschild & Co and Barclays. Eversheds Sutherland provided legal advice to Charter Court’s management team.The figures Tags: Challenger banks One Savings Bank and Charter Court announce terms of £1.6bn merger last_img read more

Sadness as Portlaoise pub set to close its doors this weekend

first_imgHome News Sadness as Portlaoise pub set to close its doors this weekend News WhatsApp TAGSOffice Bar and Venue Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Previous articlePortlaoise hospital, girl power and the Chase – It’s our tweets of the weekNext articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the IFC and SFC triple header in O’Moore Park Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Council Twitter Twitter One of Portlaoise’s most popular pubs is set to close its doors this weekend.The Office Bar & Venue on Main Street in the town is set to finish serving on Sunday evening.A statement on the pub’s Facebook page informed customers of the closure. WhatsApp It read: “So after some great nights we have decided to close the doors of The Office Bar.“We have really enjoyed meeting some fantastic people and are proud to have shared some great experiences with you all.“As a token of or appreciation all drink will be €3 for tonight and remainder of the weekend (while stock lasts).“Hope to see you all. A massive thanks to you all for your support throughout.”The Office Bar and Venue is currently being offered for sale by John F O’Brien in Elite Estate Agents  – it initially had an asking price of €500,000 when it hit the market first last spring but that has since been changed to €350,000.The bar is currently leased and run by David Finn, who also owns the Blow Dry Parlour in Lyster Square.The two-storey premises extends to almost 4,000 square foot in total with the upstairs comprised of a self-contained unit of almost 1,000 square foot with separate access to Main Street.The premises in question has had a number of different owners and names over the years. Prior to being the Office Bar, it was De Bruns, and before that Silvers and Cloisters – with Peig’s, owned by George Plunkett, also having a stint there before it moved its current home in Market Square.SEE ALSO – LISTEN: Our latest GAA Podcast as we look ahead to all the weekend championship action Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding center_img Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 15th September 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Facebook Pinterest Community Sadness as Portlaoise pub set to close its doors this weekend Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, May 2, 2020

first_img TAGSDeaths in Laois RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By LaoisToday Reporter – 2nd May 2020 Electric Picnic Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Deaths in Laois – Saturday, May 2, 2020 Pinterest Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Saturday, May 2, 2020 Deaths Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.James Joseph (Squeak) BradyAsh Trees, Stradbally, LaoisJames passed away peacefully in the company of his loving and devoted family in Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Greatly missed by his wife Mary, daughters Mary and Susan, sons Seamus, Richard, Paul and Conor. Sadly missed by his daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.May James Rest In Peace.Private family funeral. Covid 19 protocol is in place. Social distancing to be observed. Memorial mass will be organised at a later date.  Requiem Mass will be live streamed on Sunday at 11.30 am on Stradbally Noticeboard Facebook page.The Brady family would like to thank you for your co-operation, understanding and support during this sensitive and difficult time.Aron GingClonrooske View, Portlaoise, LaoisGing, Aron, Clonrooske View, Portlaoise, April 30th 2020. At Tullamore Regional Hosp. Predeceased by his mother Patricia. Deeply regretted by his loving sisters Emma, Lisa and brother Ross, his father Richard, grandparents, uncles, aunts, nephew Michael, cousins, relatives and friends.May he rest in peaceGiven the exceptional climate and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew him, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place, at 12 noon on Saturday in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise. And will be streamed on the webcam.The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.Sean O’RiordanChurch Street, Tullamore, Offaly / Mountmellick, LaoisSean O’Riordan, Church Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly and formerly of Mountmellick, Co. Laois. Died on the 30th of April 2020, suddenly, at his residence. He will be sadly missed by his son Alan, daughter-in-law Roshni, grandson Noah, and his Ex wife Mary. Deeply regretted by his sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.May Sean Rest in PeaceDue to Government advice and Covid 19 protocols regarding public gatherings a private family funeral will take place.Rosemary Eacrett (née Reid)Killarney, Kerry / Tarbert, Kerry / Lanesboro, Roscommon / Portarlington, LaoisPeacefully in the loving care of the staff of Heatherlee Nursing Home, Killarney, Rosemary. Beloved wife of the late George and loving mother of Valerie (Hilliard) and Peter. Sadly missed by her family, son-in-law Adrian, daughter-in-law Karen, grandchildren Sarah, Robert, Nathan, Sydney and Quinten, great grandchildren Aoife and Quinn, sister Iris, relatives and friends.“Safe In The Arms Of Jesus”In accordance with Government and HSE directives and in the interest of public health, a private funeral will take place for Rosemary with burial in Lea Churchyard, Portarlington, Co Laois.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, May 1, 2020 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Previous article‘Thoughts and prayers’ asked for little Dan Donoher as he awaits tests for treatmentNext articleLaois Camogie’s Sarah Anne Fitzgerald on how Coronavirus has left her itching to get back on the field LaoisToday Reporter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival News WhatsApp Facebook Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

County Council votes to approve 10-year master plan for historic Heritage Farm

first_imgCounty Council votes to approve 10-year master plan for historic Heritage FarmPosted by Jacob GrannemanDate: Thursday, March 12, 2020in: Newsshare 0 78th Street farm will enter first phases of official business and program planning in 2020  VANCOUVER — After conversing with the public and experts both within and outside county staff, Clark County Council voted to approve a new 10-year master plan for the 78th Street Heritage Farm this week.The 78th Street Heritage Farm is located in Hazel Dell, which is classified as unincorporated Clark County, and thus the responsibility of the County Council. Photo by Mike SchultzThe 78th Street Heritage Farm is located in Hazel Dell, which is classified as unincorporated Clark County, and thus the responsibility of the County Council. Photo by Mike SchultzThe plan, which was a collaborative effort between stakeholders and county Public Works staff, lays out a strategy for cost recovery, program implementation, property management, business modeling, and new land uses. “It’s our pleasure to bring the Master Plan for Heritage Farm before you for your adoption today,” said Public Works Director Ahmad Qayoumi. “For over a year we have been involved in a number of public outreach and community open houses through planning commission and also workshops with council.”  In January and February, council workshopped the farm’s future through dialogues with members of the Washington State University Extension Program, which operates at the farm, as well as county experts. The initial conversation on renewing the master plan began over a year ago, and the process has taken more time than was originally predicted.With this new plan, bringing the farm to a self-sustaining level is a top priority. Other goals include expansion of existing farming areas, finalization of an interpretive trail loop through the farm property, construction of flexible event spaces, and short term as well as long term financial strategies towards that overall goal of sustainability. The business and marketing plan which will be part of the master plan, aims to deliver a cost recovery target and appoint a project lead. It will also set up consulting for use options on the northern corner of the property, as well as create means for engaging the public and marketing the farm.County staff have set the goal of appointing a project lead by April 1, and will then secure the aforementioned consulting services by the end of May. In the long term, the business and marketing plan is slated to be complete this summer, and concepts will be brought back to council in September. Final approval of the staff report is tentatively set for December of 2020, with implementation of the strategies and plans moving forward in 2021.“It’s our goal to make sure there’s a lot of public engagement and also council involvement,” Qayoumi said. “So we’ll have a series of meetings, to make sure there’s a lot of input put in from the staff and also from the community, [So they] are part of that business plan.”Council shared their encouragements for the process before voting to approve the plan. The vote was unanimous, and all comments from council contained optimism as well as advice on achieving success. “I’m hopeful that throughout this process we keep them [stakeholders] engaged, because it’s a valuable resource to us,” said Councilor Gary Medvigy. “I remain convinced that what we really need is a management structure that’s responsive to our policy guidance, and as you parse through that, between parks and public works, I would like to see something, of what I’m used to, action analysis. The pros and cons of who takes that lead.” The farm produces a large amount of fresh food every year for the Clark County Food Bank, as well as offers programs for school children and veterans. Photo by Mike SchultzThe farm produces a large amount of fresh food every year for the Clark County Food Bank, as well as offers programs for school children and veterans. Photo by Mike Schultz“This is, as we know, a very community sensitive issue, and when things kind of go a little off the rails we’re the ones who hear about it. So, being aware of the work that’s being done and what’s being put out into the community would be really helpful,” said Councilor Temple Lentz.In addition to council, the public shared their wide-shared relief and gratitude for the passage of the plan. Many that shared either work on or in connection with the farm in some capacity, whether it be volunteer or staff. “The Heritage farm is a unique resource for Clark County residents. It supports multiple groups, farmers, gardeners, naturalists, and other community members,” said Suasn Yeager, of the WSU Extension and the Master Gardener Foundation. “It is also a natural habitat for many pollinators, birds and other animals. The wetland onsite is home to many birds and amphibians. The value of the Heritage Farm cannot be measured only in dollars. There are many intangible benefits.”“There’s a lot of kids that are in 4H, and etymology is not something that is part of 4H, so you already have an incubator [farm] project going on there whether you realize it or not,” said Dane Arnett, the president of the Pacific Northwest Queen Rearing Club, which is working at the farm to raise queen bees. “It’s really important with everybody who has kids, grandkids, to know that that spot is going to be there. So, I applaud you for approving this.”Also read: County council workshops Heritage Farm future Clark County Council members held a work session Wednesday morning to discuss the history, future plans and next steps for the historic 78th Street Heritage Farm.Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Trey Knight’s world is centered in Ridgefield Next : Evergreen School District announces schedule changes and cancellations due to COVID-19AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Posted by Jacob Granneman|Friday, January 10, 2020 |in : NewsCounty council workshops Heritage Farm future last_img read more

Winnipeg police issue weed-in-car ticket one hour after legalization

first_img See More Videos It was only a matter of time before somebody got a ticket for smoking legal marijuana in their car—we’re just surprised that time was one hour.Police in Winnipeg, Manitoba gave a driver a ticket for being high while driving literally just 60 minutes after weed was legalized nationwide.Around 1 am on Wednesday morning, officer Gord Spado – yes, his name was Gord; we couldn’t make this up – issued a ticket for “consuming cannabis in a motor vehicle,” according to a CBC News report. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” “An hour into legality, and something illegal,” Spado said Wednesday.Just like alcohol, consuming cannabis is legal, but it’s not legal to smoke it in a vehicle. It’s not clear from the report if the offender was driving when they received the ticket or if they were parked.Cannabis is only currently available legally if you purchase it online, so it is unlikely that the weed, in this case, was legally purchased, but Spado did not issue a ticket for that.“It doesn’t look like anything was pursued as far as the illicit component of it goes,” he said, adding it will be difficult to determine if cannabis has been legally purchased or not.“Sometimes we can [prove it], sometimes we can’t. And when edibles are legally produced commercially, then it might be a little bit easier, because there’ll be packaging and things like that that might be visible.”Edibles are still banned in Canada, so be mindful of that. It is also not legal to carry cannabis in your vehicle unless it is in your trunk (the same rules apply to alcohol). advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Many marijuana users think it’s less hazardous because cannabis tends to make people drive more slowly and less aggressively than, say, drivers who are drunk, according to studies. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | This is the first ticket we’ve seen after the legalization (of course it is, did we mention that it was literally an hour?) but we don’ t expect it will be the last. In Manitoba, this ticket cost the offender $672, so if you’re thinking of smoking a doobie sitting it a parking lot, don’t. Wait until you get home. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos RELATED TAGSChevroletNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesManitobaNon-Luxurylast_img read more

CU-Boulder researchers gear up for NASA radiation belt space mission

first_imgThe University of Colorado Boulder will play a key role in a NASA mission launching this week to study how space weather affects Earth’s two giant radiation belts known to be hazardous to satellites, astronauts and electronics systems on Earth.The Radiation Belt Storm Probes, or RBSP, mission will study the invisible, doughnut-shaped regions above Earth known as the Van Allen radiation belts that are filled with high- energy electrons and protons, some of which are darting at roughly the speed of light. CU-Boulder, which will receive more than $18 million from NASA over the mission lifetime, designed and built an instrument to capture and measure the high-energy, or “killer,” electrons and an intricate electronics package for another instrument suite to measure changes in the electric and magnetic fields in the belts.The launch, originally set for launch on Friday, Aug. 24, from Cape Canaveral, Fla., has been delayed at least 24 hours due to technical issues. Slated for lift-off aboard an Atlas V Rocket built by the Denver-headquartered United Launch Alliance, the RBSP mission includes twin, octagonal spacecraft shielded in aluminum that will be put into highly elliptical orbits — roughly the same orbits of existing communication and weather satellites. The CU-Boulder instrument and electronic package were designed and built by faculty, professionals and students at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.CU-Boulder’s Relativistic Electron Proton Telescope, or REPT, was developed by a team headed by LASP Director Daniel Baker to measure the highest energy, potentially damaging electron populations in Earth’s radiation belts. Smaller than a shoebox, the instrument was designed to redirect such particles into a silicon detector that measures their individual electrical charges, Baker said.“Because the Van Allen radiation belts were the first discovery of the space age, the origin and fate of these relativistic, high-energy electrons is perhaps the longest standing puzzle in space research,” said Baker, also a professor in the physics department and the astrophysical and planetary sciences department. “Since these electrons, which are confined in Earth’s magnetic cocoon, are one of the principal risks for orbiting spacecraft, RBSP represents a major step in understanding and mitigating space weather issues.” Relativistic electrons travel at roughly the speed of light.Baker said the REPT team is focused on answering questions that have vexed space scientists for decades. “We want to know, for instance, precisely how these highly relativistic electrons are accelerated and lost from the remarkably efficient ‘cosmic accelerator’ that operates just a few thousand miles above our heads,” said Baker. Scientists believe most of the particles in the Van Allen belts were delivered by the solar wind that originates near the surface of the sun.The second LASP contribution to the mission is an electronics package known as the Digital Fields Board, which is the “brains” of the Electric Field and Waves Suite, or EFW, onboard the spacecraft, said Professor Robert Ergun, LASP team leader on the experiment. The LASP electronics package will provide data acquisition and signal processing for EFW, which includes two fixed antennas as well as four extendable wire booms, each roughly half as long as a football field.“Our Digital Fields Board is the heart and brains of the EFW, and it allows us to carefully select and compress data with maximum scientific return,” said Ergun, also a professor in the astrophysical and planetary sciences department.  “CU-Boulder is widely regarded for its work in extremely advanced signal processing, and this low-mass, low-power electronics package packs a lot of punch.”  Ergun said similar LASP instrument packages now are flying on five existing satellites and are slated to fly on an additional half-dozen satellite missions.While the two spacecraft spin like “giant hockey pucks,” the EFW’s four extendable wire booms will slowly unspool during the course of several days, said LASP Research Associate David Malaspina, a co-investigator on the LASP project.  The antennas and booms will be used to measure the electric and magnetic fields in the radiation belts to better understand their relationship to the high-energy particles zipping throughout the region, he said.While the inner Van Allen radiation belt normally extends from about 1,000 to 8,000 miles above Earth, the outer belt reaches from about 12,000 miles to 25,000 miles high. The belts can more than double in size during extreme solar activity.The space weather events in the near-Earth region are thought to be triggered by violent activity on the sun like solar flares and coronal mass ejections — violent explosions on the sun’s surface that can send billions of tons of plasma screaming toward Earth at up to 1,900 miles per second, said Malaspina. “Knowing more about the origin and behavior of these particles could tell us more about how and why the Van Allen belts expand and contract during solar storms.”Each 1,500-pound RBSP satellite is roughly 6 feet across and 3 feet high and will fly in nearly the same orbit, making identical measurements. Data from the mission will be used by dozens of other universities and federal agencies as well as commercial space companies that design and build communications satellites that pass through the potentially hazardous Van Allen radiation belts during orbit, Ergun said.LASP will receive roughly $6 million from NASA for the lifetime of EFW and roughly $12 million for REPT, both including data analysis, said LASP project manager Mary Bolton. The EFW experiment is led by the University of Minnesota.A miniature version of REPT known as REPTile designed and built by CU aerospace engineering sciences students is now slated for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, also on Aug. 23, as part of NASA’s educational CubeSat satellite effort. The student effort was led by Xinlin Li, a LASP researcher and faculty member in aerospace engineering sciences.Roughly a dozen graduate students have or will participate in the LASP experiments flying on RBSP, said Malaspina, who received his doctorate from CU-Boulder in 2010 while working on the project. More than a dozen other LASP personnel are participating in the RBSP mission, including Research Associate Scott Elkington, Systems Engineer Susan Batiste and Electrical Engineers Magnus Karlsson and Wesley Cole.LASP is the premier institution in the world for solar science and engineering, said Baker, noting the laboratory designed and built a $32 million instrument for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory that launched in 2010 and designed, built and currently operates the $100 million NASA solar satellite known as SORCE from campus. “We have broadened our portfolio in recent years to measure the particles and fields in space that constitute the near-Earth regions of greatest space weather concern, and we will continue to be a pre-eminent force in studying the sun-Earth connection.”LASP also is the only space institute in the world to have designed and built instruments that have been launched to every planet in the solar system.The RBSP mission is part of NASA’s Living with a Star Program managed by the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory built the RBSP satellites and will manage the mission for NASA. The Van Allen belts are named after former University of Iowa Professor James Van Allen, who discovered them in 1958 using data from NASA’s Explorer 1 and Explorer 3 missions.Contact: Daniel Baker, [email protected] Robert Ergun, [email protected] David Malaspina, [email protected] Jim Scott, CU media relations, [email protected] This artist’s rendering shows the twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes as they will appear shortly after they have separated from their launch vehicle but before they have moved apart from each other and deployed their solar panels and booms. Illustration courtesy NASA Published: Aug. 20, 2012 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img “Because the Van Allen radiation belts were the first discovery of the space age, the origin and fate of these relativistic, high-energy electrons is perhaps the longest standing puzzle in space research,” said LASP Director Daniel Baker, also a professor in the physics department and the astrophysical and planetary sciences department. “Since these electrons, which are confined in Earth’s magnetic cocoon, are one of the principal risks for orbiting spacecraft, RBSP represents a major step in understanding and mitigating space weather issues.” Categories:AcademicsScience & TechnologySpaceCampus CommunityNews Headlineslast_img read more

Cut Line: ‘Greatest show on grass’ thriving; PGL raising concerns

first_imgIn this week’s edition, we celebrate the celebration that is the “greatest show on grass,” and brace for what is starting to look like a rift between some of the game’s top players and golf’s two largest tours. Made Cut Wild for WMPO. Tony Finau ignited the crowd on Friday at the raucous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale with a 22-footer for birdie while wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey. The “greatest show on grass” has become the game’s largest and loudest party with some golf mixed into the background. Although the WMPO isn’t for everyone – there’s a reason why Tiger Woods hasn’t played the event since 2015 – the tournament still draws a strong field and has set a standard for other events that have tried to replicate the unique atmosphere. Players probably wouldn’t want a steady diet of cocktail parties, but the occasional break from golf’s traditionally stoic atmosphere is a party worth joining. Tweet of the week: A friendly wager during the final round of last week’s Farmers Insurance Open led to one of the more creative payouts this week at TPC Scottsdale. Homa beat Dahmen head-to-head last Sunday at Torrey Pines and the loser was forced to wear a shirt that read “I [love] Max Homa” on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale.   Made Cut-Did Not Finish (MDF) Premier problems. More details emerged this week regarding a proposed new tour that would cater to the game’s top players and create direct competition with the PGA Tour and European Tour. Phil Mickelson reportedly played with officials from the Premier Golf League during the pro-am at the Saudi International and said it was “fascinating” to meet with a few of the minds behind the new tour. Lefty probably wasn’t as fascinated with the responses from the PGA Tour and European Tour this week. In a memo sent to players on Monday, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan left no room for ambiguity. “If the Team Golf Concept or another iteration of this structure becomes a reality in 2022 or at any time before or after, our members will have to decide whether they want to continue to be a member of the PGA Tour or play on a new series,” Monahan wrote. Golf Central Monahan to players on PGL: Us or them BY Rex Hoggard  — January 28, 2020 at 2:26 PM PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan wrote in a detailed letter that if another tour came to fruition, players would have a choice to make. European Tour chief Keith Pelley sent players on that circuit a similar warning, prompting this take from Henrik Stenson … “I obviously know what everybody else has seen and read,” the Swede told The Scotsman, “and it seems to be both exciting and turbulent a little bit at the moment.” “Exciting and turbulent,” that about sums it up. Olympic dilemma. With this year’s Games looming just six months away, a trip to Japan is starting to become a reality for many players and some of those players are starting to ask difficult questions. Dustin Johnson was asked about the Olympics this week and offered a distinctly lukewarm response, “Is it going to fit in the schedule properly? I’m not really sure about that.” World No. 1 Brooks Koepka offered a similar take when he was asked about the Games. “It just all kind of depends on how you feel, how your body feels. To me, the four majors are definitely more important for me. The FedExCup, too. That’s a goal of mine. We’ll see where everything else falls,” he said. Justin Thomas did give the U.S. side a boost when he was asked about making the trip to Japan, “there’s no scenario for me [to skip the Olympics],” he said.  Missed Cut Steadily down. Jordan Spieth explained last week at his 2020 debut that he was pleased with the progress he’d made with his swing during an extended off-season and felt like he was close to his major championship-winning ways. He finished his week at Torrey Pines with weekend rounds of 73-74 and began his week at TPC Scottsdale with an opening-round 74. Spieth is now 2 ½ years removed from his last victory on Tour and has fallen outside the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time since 2013. News & Opinion Spieth (74) appears no closer to finding answer BY Will Gray  — January 30, 2020 at 8:12 PM Jordan Spieth has spent the better part of two years trying to recover his world-beating, major-winning game, but he appears to no closer to finally doing so. He’s going to continue to say he’s close and that he’s heading in the right direction because that’s what he must say, but top form has never seemed so far away for the one-time “Golden Child.” Off pace. Earlier this year the Tour unveiled a new pace-of-play policy that is essentially aimed at the circuit’s slowest 10 percent, but it appears the message hasn’t reached everyone. One of the Tour’s more deliberate types told Golf Channel last week at Torrey Pines that he hadn’t looked at the new policy and didn’t know any of the details. Sigh. Although the tournament finished on schedule, the problems caused by slow play were evident. Despite a new cut rule this season to the best 65 and ties, down from 70 and ties, 79 players advanced to the weekend and an hour-and-a-half fog delay Saturday threatened to postpone the completion of the round. No one likes glacial rounds and it remains to be seen if the new policy can make a difference, but the problems caused by slow play are real.last_img read more

HSE admit break-in to medical records centre in Letterkenny occurred

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 The HSE has admitted that the discovery of medical files earlier this year in and around Letterkenny occurred after a break-in to a medical records centre.The file of an elderly woman was found by a family in the Bernard McGlinchey Town Park last month.A second person then came forward to say that they were contacted by Letterkenny University Hospital to advise that her medical file had been found in the High Road area of the town.In March of this year the hospital was also made aware that a patient list was contained in refuse collected by the litter warden in Letterkenny.While another list was found off-site in May.The HSE has admitted that storage containers at St Conal’s medical facility close to Letterkenny University Hospital were broken into.A lock on the container is believed to have been smashed open and an undisclosed number of files taken.The files at this particular centre relate to the records of deceased patients as well as secondary notes on patients.A spokesperson confirmed that steel cages have now been fitted to locks around the cages on the medical records storage containers to prevent a recurrence of the recent breach where the lock had been broken to gain access to one of the containers.The spokesperson said; “The loss of patient files were not as a result of negligence but as a result of theft so there will be no sanctions on staff.”The information was received in a response to Councillor Gerry McMonagle at the recent meeting of the HSE West Regional Health Forum. WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Previous articleUlster Ladies Championship Launch – Donegal’s Karen GuthrieNext articleDonegals Ladies games confirmed for All Ireland Series News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ HSE admit break-in to medical records centre in Letterkenny occurred RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – July 9, 2019 Twitter Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

News / Hapag-Lloyd finally completes merger with UASC

first_img By Alexander Whiteman in Hamburg and Alex Lennane 24/05/2017 “It will also greatly diversify our product portfolio.”The lines expect to see annual synergies of about $435m, with a significant portion realised next year and the full amount achieved in 2019. Hapag-Lloyd also said it would not be necessary to make any sizeable investments in newbuildings in the next few years.“We believe in the consolidation of liner shippingand have been a driver of this in the past,” added the spokesperson. “In 2005, we bought CP Ships and in 2014 we acquired CSAV – the latter resulted in $400m a year in synergies.”The combined line will have 230 vessels with capacity of about 1.6m teu; an average ship age of 7.2 years and an average size of 6,840 teu – about 30% larger than the average of the top 15 lines.Hapag-Lloyd will continue to be a German publicly traded company with its headquarters in Hamburg. It will also set up a new regional headquarters, its fifth, for the Middle East.Integration will start in about two months and will take until the end of the third quarter, when UASC staff have been trained to use Hapag-Lloyd’s IT systems, which will handle all the volumes.The initial agreement was signed last July and has been approved by about a dozen competition authorities around the world.However completion faced delays this year. Hapag chief executive Rolf Habben Jansen said he had underestimated the complexity of the €7bn-€8bn deal. Other market observers indicated that the German line was concerned that UASC’s biggest shareholder, Qatar, could later sell shares, potentially to rival shipping companies.UASC’s two majority shareholders, Qatar Investment Authority and the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (PIF), will become key shareholders of Hapag-Lloyd.Other UASC shareholdings, with the Kuwait Investment Authority, the Iraqi Fund for External Development (IFED), the UAE and Bahrain, will be reflected in a combined 3.6% of the shares of Hapag-Lloyd as free float shares.“The ownership structure of Hapag-Lloyd AG, before the forthcoming cash capital increase planned after the merger, is as follows: CSAV (22.6%), HGV (14.8%), Kühne Maritime (14.6%), Qatar Holding (14.4%), PIF (10.1%) and TUI (8.9%). The free float will amount to roughly 14.6%,” said a company statement.Within six months of the merger, Hapag-Lloyd is planning a cash capital increase via a rights issue secured via a backstop commitment in the amount of $400m. © Jannis Werner center_img Hapag-Lloyd and UASC today pushed through further consolidation in the liner shipping industry as the pair finally completed their merger.The UASC brand will be gone by the end of October when the integration will be complete. The merged entity will have a value of about $8bn, according to one market analyst.A Hapag-Lloyd spokesperson told The Loadstar: “One of the biggest benefits will be cost savings: cost-cutting behaviour can be copied, but true synergies can only be achieved through M&A activity.“By acquiring UASC we will have the youngest and largest, on average, fleet in the world. And the younger and larger your fleet is, the cheaper the cost per unit.last_img read more

Clean Energy Wire Media Study Tour Programme 2018

first_img Pocket Clean Energy Wire Media Study Tour Programme 2018 Deadline: 5 May 2018Open to: international journalistsVenue: 17 – 20 June 2018 North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyDescriptionDuring the three-day media study tour to Germany`s industrial heartland of North Rhine-Westphalia,  there will be visit to one of the huge opencast lignite mining pits in the Rhineland, the Ibbenbüren hard coal mine, and get acquainted with local post-coal business projects. In meetings with leading energy experts, policymakers, corporate leaders and regional planners, the programme will seek answers to the questions Germany is facing as it confronts the long-neglected ‘dark side of the Energiewende’.Program document.EligibilityThe media workshop is open to international journalists:with a professional background in energy, environmental, or climate policy journalism;from countries with major fossil fuel extraction industries.CostsParticipation in the media workshop is free of charge. All expenses incurred during the workshop, including food, accommodation, and transport, will be covered by the Clean Energy Wire.The following funding options are available for travel (train, coach, or flight) to and from Germany:100 percent reimbursement (limited contingent);60% reimbursement for climate-friendly modes of transport, such as train and coach travel, OR 40% reimbursement for air travel.Please indicate via the application form whether you will cover your own travel expenses, or which of the two reimbursement schemes you are applying for. Also consider carefully whether you may be able to access any additional external sources of funding before choosing 100% reimbursement, as fully funded spaces are very limited and competitive.How to Apply?You can find the application form on this link.Don’t hesitate to get in contact with Programme Officer Ms Eva Freundorfer ([email protected]).For more information please visit the official website. +1 April 25, 2018 Published by Ivona Reddit Tweetcenter_img World Health Organization – HR Specialist (Administrative Law) → Share 0 LinkedIn 0 ← EVS Slovakia – Sign for Media: Journalism Volunteering Program for European Deaf Badminton Championships Similar Stories last_img