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Intravenous Infusions Ltd. (IIL.gh) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgIntravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Intravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Intravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Intravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileIntravenous Infusions Limited (IIL) was incorporated in 1969 and began operations in 1974 as the first pharmaceutical company producing intravenous fluids in Ghana. The main business activity of IIL is the production of intravenous infusions for therapeutic purposes. Intravenous infusion therapy, commonly called IV, refers to the administration of fluids, drugs, or blood directly into the circulatory system through a vein. Intravenous Infusions Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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NCT Nearly New Sales to be focus of PhD study

first_imgNCT Nearly New Sales to be focus of PhD study 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 | 16 December 2010 | News Tagged with: Events Research / statistics Trading  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Parenting charity NCT’s Nearly New Sales, its biggest fundraising activity, are to be the focus of a PhD study. The research, to be carried out in collaboration with the University of Southampton, will examine the role of second-hand retail in the UK in challenging economic times.The sales are organised by the charity’s local branches around the UK, and offer excellent condition second-hand clothing, equipment and toys at bargain prices. Individual sellers keep up to 70% of the proceeds from the sale, and the rest is returned to NCT.The three-year research will be funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), under the Retail Industry Business Engagement Network (RIBEN) scheme pending final project approval. The project will seek to understand the changing function and character of second-hand retail and consumption in the UK, in the context of economic crisis, concerns about environmental sustainability and community cohesion.Timothy Todhunter, Branch Fundraising Manager, NCT, said: “This exciting piece of work into the social impact of NCT Nearly New Sales will help us to further their reach into the communities which benefit from them most.Kate Boyer of the School of Geography, University of Southampton, put the bid forward for a funded studentship to the RIBEN programme. She said: “As a mum myself, I have seen first-hand how popular NCT Nearly New Sales are, and it got me wondering about the broader role they play – not only for parents and families, but also for society, the economy and the environment in terms of sustainability and ethical consumption. This study will make a really valuable contribution to our understanding of the economic, social and cultural dimensions of second-hand retail in the UK.”Last year, more than 200,000 parents attended an NCT Nearly New Sale, supported by Persil Non Bio and Comfort Pure, raising more than £1 million for the charity. More than 750 Sales were held across the UK, with 50,000 parents selling over 1 million items.www.nct.org.uklast_img read more

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New report to provide baseline for revitalisation of Letterkenny

first_img Previous articlePeople warned not to organise bonfires this HalloweenNext articleFamily with mica home find out mortgage sold to vulture fund News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – October 30, 2018 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest New report to provide baseline for revitalisation of Letterkenny Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook The findings of a major new survey of the strengths and opportunities for Letterkenny will be launched today by the Heritage Council, Queen’s University Belfast and Donegal County Council.The survey reveals people’s impressions of the town’s commercial and cultural options along with parking and entertainment facilities.Both shoppers and business people felt that the historic town would benefit from an improved public realm, additional residential accommodation and further investment in its built, cultural and natural heritage.The report will help to inform plans for the future management and revitalisation of the historic town centre.The report entitled Letterkenny: Heart of Donegal, October 2018 focuses on the survey results of a number of key indicators of the overall health of the town centre, including: level of town centre activities, land/building use/commercial mix, pedestrian footfall patterns and business operators and shoppers’ perceptions of the quality of the environment of the historic town.The surveys showed that:93% of business operators feel that Brexit will have a negative impact on their business;80% travelled into Letterkenny by car;58% felt there was not enough public space in the town centre;93% felt that the connections between Main Street and the retail parks were very poor; and29% identified Main Street as their preferred retail location in Letterkenny.The completion of physical survey work, interviews and questionnaires informed a number of policy and design proposals and ideas to regenerate Letterkenny. These include the creation of a multi-modal transportation hub, an urban greenway network to connect Main Street to the Letterkenny Public Service Centre; enhanced public realm along Main Street and Market Square and a ‘Slips strategy’ to improve the connections from Main Street to the more recent developments on Pearse Road and beyond.In January 2018, Queen’s University Belfast, supported by the Heritage Council and Donegal County Council, set up a town centre project as part of the National Collaborative Town Centre Health Check Training Programme.Toni Forrester, CEO of Letterkenny Chamber highlighted that the report provides useful signposts for the future: “A healthy and vibrant town centre is important for everyone who lives, works and visits Letterkenny. As we work to develop Letterkenny and realise its ambitions this report has given us a focus and ideas that stakeholders have embraced. It offers a great step forward in helping to further enhance what Letterkenny has to offer its citizens and visitors and to strengthen its image – both nationally and internationally.” Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Google+last_img read more

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‘Unprecedented’ named People’s Choice 2020 Word of the Year by Dictionary.com

first_imgtzahiV/iStockBy OLIVIA EUBANKS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — After Dictionary.com named “pandemic” its Word of the Year, users of the online dictionary elected “unprecedented” as the People’s Choice 2020 Word of the Year.“Unprecedented” beat out “pandemic” by a small margin, according to John Kelly, senior research editor at Dictionary.com, and is defined by the site as “without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled.” Other user submissions included “dumpster fire,” “apocalyptic” and “pandemonium.”“What’s particularly fascinating about unprecedented from a language perspective is the life cycle the word has had this year,” Kelly said in a statement. “The pandemic, the protests, the presidential election, extreme climate episodes—2020 sent us searching for a word that could do justice to the scale and pace of all this upheaval. We landed on unprecedented, and this was borne out both in lookups as well as in all the emails, ads, and headlines reminding us we’re living in unprecedented times.”“Unprecedented became a cliché, and now the joke is that unprecedented needs to be sent into retirement,” he added. “And while overuse has sapped some of its power, unprecedented just won’t go away. How better to describe 2020? This shows just how much we humans hunger to find the right word for trying times, how sensitive we are to language use — and how not even a pandemic can put an end to that great, unifying pastime of complaining about our language pet peeves.”Lexico, a collaboration between Dictionary.com and Oxford Languages that’s focused on multi-language content, also unveiled its first-ever Word of the Year. The choice was “quarantine” and the accompanying Spanish translation “cuarentena.”Defined by Lexico as “a state, period, or place of isolation in which people who may have been exposed to infectious disease are placed,” searches for “quarantine” spiked 15,180% on March 18 compared with the beginning of 2020, coinciding with government lockdown orders. Search volume for the word remained high throughout the year, averaging a 323% increase relative to data available for 2019, according to dictionary.com’s press release.Searches for the Spanish translation “cuarentena” also jumped 1,800% in Lexico’s Spanish dictionary on April 28.“At the beginning of 2020, a technical word like quarantine was remote from most of us,” Kelly said in the statement. “For many, it evoked scary images of people in hazmat suits and viral disease disaster films like ‘Contagion.’ But the pandemic quickly made quarantine a core part of our everyday life and language.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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A synergistic approach for evaluating climate model output for ecological applications

first_imgIncreasing concern about the impacts of climate change on ecosystems is prompting ecologists and ecosystem managers to seek reliable projections of physical drivers of change. The use of global climate models in ecology is growing, although drawing ecologically meaningful conclusions can be problematic. The expertise required to access and interpret output from climate and earth system models is hampering progress in utilizing them most effectively to determine the wider implications of climate change. To address this issue, we present a joint approach between climate scientists and ecologists that explores key challenges and opportunities for progress. As an exemplar, our focus is the Southern Ocean, notable for significant change with global implications, and on sea ice, given its crucial role in this dynamic ecosystem. We combined perspectives to evaluate the representation of sea ice in global climate models. With an emphasis on ecologically-relevant criteria (sea ice extent and seasonality) we selected a subset of eight models that reliably reproduce extant sea ice distributions. While the model subset shows a similar mean change to the full ensemble in sea ice extent (approximately 50% decline in winter and 30% decline in summer), there is a marked reduction in the range. This improved the precision of projected future sea ice distributions by approximately one third, and means they are more amenable to ecological interpretation. We conclude that careful multidisciplinary evaluation of climate models, in conjunction with ongoing modeling advances, should form an integral part of utilizing model output.last_img read more

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Jordan Love of USU Football Named As Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week

first_img Brad James Written by Tags: Colorado State Rams/Jordan Love/Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week/Utah State Football November 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jordan Love of USU Football Named As Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State quarterback Jordan Love was named as the Mountain West Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week for the fifth time this season for his contributions to the #14 Utah State Aggies’ 62-24 rout of San Jose State Saturday.Love, a 6-4 225-pound sophomore out of Bakersfield, Calif., completed 32 of 42 passes for a career-high 491 yards and a school-record tying five touchdowns in the win. His 491 yards in the air are the third-most in school history and is tied for the seventh greatest single-game performance in FBS college football this season.Love also added a 1-yard touchdown run and sat out the 4th Quarter for the Aggies.Presently, Love leads the Mountain West in passing efficiency and is 10th nationally with a rating of 164.4.Love also quarterbacks the highest-scoring offense in the nation as the Aggies amass 51.3 points per game. The Aggies are also 10th in the nation in total offense, posting 517.5 yards per contest.Utah State is also 10th nationally in 3rd down conversions as they convert on 3rd down 47.8 percent of the time. The Aggies are also sixth nationally in 4th down conversions as they are 5-7 (71.4 percent) on 4th down.Utah State returns to action Saturday at Fort Collins, Colo. to battle the Colorado State Rams.last_img read more

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Mansfield students criticise “hideous” statue

first_imgA new sculpture, on loan to Mansfield College from artist Antony Gormley, has divided opinion among students.The artist has continued his association with Oxford with the loan of the statue to Mansfield college, and depicts a human body erupting upwards from the head of another. Like most of Gormley’s work, it is made from cast iron.Many Mansfield students are unconvinced by the artwork. One Mansfield student told Cherwell, “The statue itself is quite interesting but it is right in the middle of the quad and looks quite out of place.”Other students criticised the lack of discussion with the JCR. One undergraduate commented, “I think it is bad that the JCR was not consulted about it at all and everyone had to find out through rumours or a nasty surprise at the beginning of Trinity term.”Another Mansfield student remained unconvinced, telling Cherwell, “No matter what the meaning behind it, it’s absolutely hideous…Also the penis appears to defy gravity.”One JCR member told Cherwell, “It might not be so bad, but it jars with the old architecture.”Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Principal of Mansfield College, defended the display of the sculpture. She told Cherwell, “The Governing Body of Mansfield College were absolutely delighted that [Antony Gormley] chose to lend the piece to the college because as an artist he was interested in the history of the college, its ethos and the plans to create an Institute of Human Rights here.”She added, “We have greatly enjoyed his active participation with us in the erection and display of the work. The nature of art is that it should provoke and challenge us to think and imagine. It should give rise to debate and active discourse on the nature of art and on our humanity. Anyone who knows Antony Gormley’s work knows that he is very attentive to space and location. The idea of our sense of place as human beings and the state of our world is central to his work. We feel delighted to provide a locus for such a brilliant piece.”Several students have praised the statue. One student said, “Everyone has come up with strange theories for what it is supposed to be, including a torture chamber in which someone has fallen foul of an electrical iron maiden and a freak gymnastic incident that has gone wrong.”Students have speculated about the opinion of the college cat, Erasmus.One student told Cherwell, “He did a poop in the base of the statue. I think it is clear what his opinion of it is.”last_img read more

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Sharma Montgomery for School Board

first_imgTo the Editor: As we move closer to Election Day, the voters of Bayonne have big decisions to make that will affect every taxpayer, parent and student in town. The School Board has some very difficult issues to deal with over the next couple of years. The Superintendent and Trustees are still making adjustments to deal with budget issues, we have to hire a new Superintendent to lead our schools within the next year and a half, a new teacher contract will be coming up for negotiation, and we need to address aging facilities across the district. All of these reasons and more are why I am running for the School Board. I believe that the Bayonne School District is full of dedicated teachers and administrators who want to provide the very best public education they can to our students. In order to do that, they need a Board of Trustees that will professionally and passionately address all of these issues as quickly as possible. Resolving these issues will remove the distractions from the staff and allow them to focus on what is most important – our kids. I am committed to addressing these issues because I believe that once we do, we can move on to ensuring that our kids get the best of what the Bayonne School District staff can offer them. I have met with and spoken to many people in town during this election season and one thing seems to resonate, everyone is ready to move forward after a very trying spring/summer and get this district moving in the right direction.Property taxes are a fact of life, especially in NJ where we have some of the highest in the country. We all know we have to pay them, but I believe writing that check would be easier to swallow if we knew we were getting a good return on our investment. We have the foundation for an award winning school district: dedicated teachers, committed administrators and fantastic kids.It’s time for the Board to rise up and build a strategic plan for the district, implement a hiring process for the superintendent that includes a nationwide search and to work with other groups in town to ensure that we get more than just a 5-percent bone from the developers that are getting three decades of tax relief in our town. I am committed to being a voice for the average Bayonne taxpayer who just wants their voice to be heard on these issues. Select 6J on your ballot on November 7, and assume your seat at the table. SHARMA MONTGOMERY6J Candidate for BOElast_img read more

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Bakeries needed for BBC2’s Mary Queen of Shops

first_imgBBC2 series Mary Queen of Shops is on the look out for an independent high street bakery to feature in its third series.The popular television series features retail guru Mary Portas helping independent shops to make a success of their business.The third series is to focus on the high street and will feature shops such as grocers, convenience stores and bakeries.The BBC would like to hear from independent bakeries in the UK who believe they would benefit from Portas’ retail and brand knowledge. For example if they are struggling in the recession, feel they have lost touch with current trends, or are unsure about how to increase their takings.All interested bakeries should contact Tom or Nikki on 020 7967 1285 for more information, or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Traumatic injury sets off a ‘genomic storm’

first_imgSerious traumatic injuries, including major burns, set off a “genomic storm” in human immune cells, altering around 80 percent of the cells’ normal gene expression patterns.  In a report to appear in the December Journal of Experimental Medicine, members of a nationwide research collaborative describe the initial results of their investigation into the immune system response to serious injury, findings that overturn some longstanding assumptions.“We have discovered there is a highly reproducible genomic response to injury that is essentially the same — no matter the patient’s individual genetic background, whether the injury was caused by major trauma or serious burns, or if recovery is rapid or complicated,” said Ronald G. Tompkins, director of the Sumner Redstone Burn Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and principal investigator of the study. “When this project was organized more than a decade ago, the question was raised whether responses would differ so much from person to person that no patterns would appear. It is amazing how similar our responses to injuries like serious burns or trauma actually are.”Tompkins is the Sumner M. Redstone Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.The Inflammation and Host Response to Injury consortium was established in 2001 to investigate how the human body responds to injury and what factors set off excessive, uncontrolled inflammation that can lead to sepsis or multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, a life-threatening failure of vital systems. To lay the groundwork for further studies, the research team analyzed whole-genome expression patterns in white blood cells from 167 patients being treated for severe trauma at seven U.S. hospitals. Blood samples were taken within 12 hours of the injury and several times during the next 28 days. Gene expression pattern changes were tracked and compared with samples from 133 patients treated for serious burns, 37 healthy controls, and four volunteers treated with a bacterial toxin that produces brief flu-like symptoms.The genomic changes seen in the trauma and burn patients were essentially the same, with immediate increased expression of pathways involved with inflammation and with the first-response innate immune system along with simultaneous suppression of adaptive immune pathways.  Over time these patterns changed only in terms of intensity and duration, which runs counter to a widely accepted theory that the initial pro-inflammatory response would be followed by an anti-inflammatory response that opens the door to complications such as sepsis and organ failure. Instead, the only differences between patients with and without complications were in the magnitude of gene expression changes and how long they lasted. Even the volunteers who received bacterial toxin, whose symptoms lasted for only 24 hours, had similar changes in 40 percent of the gene pathways that were altered in the seriously injured patients.“Burn patients may take months to years to recover from their injuries, while trauma patients who are going to recover usually do so within a month. So it was entirely unexpected that gene expression patterns in burns and trauma patients changed in exactly the same directions 91 percent of the time,” Tompkins said. “Also if you consider two patients with identical injuries from a serious auto accident — a 20-year-old who is ready to go home in a week and a 55-year-old who is still in the ICU and on a ventilator at the same point in time — it would be logical to think that the complications suffered by the older patient must have a genome-based difference.  But it turns out that the gene expression changes are the same, and the only difference is how much they change and how soon they return to normal.“With this knowledge we can begin to design therapies to promote improvement in patients who would otherwise have complicated recoveries,” he added.  “We also can look at whether measuring genomic changes soon after injury can help us predict which patients will recover well and which will need the maximal treatment typically delivered in ICUs, which, in addition to being expensive, can sometimes be harmful.”The collaborative program — which includes investigators from 20 academic research centers around the country — is supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health.last_img read more

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