Mouchel says no to £119m takeover bid

first_img whatsapp Mouchel says no to £119m takeover bid Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Wednesday 22 December 2010 7:14 pm SUPPORT services group Mouchel has rebuffed a £119m takeover approach from building company Costain.Mouchel, which was the target of an unsuccessful takeover attempt by former rival VT Group last year, said Costain’s 105.8p per share proposal significantly undervalued the business.Costain, which made its approach on 2 December, said Mouchel rejected the all-share offer on 6 December and there were currently no discussions taking place between the pair.Costain chairman David Allvey said he believed there was a “compelling strategic rationale” behind combining the two businesses.He said the deal would create value for both companies’ shareholders by bringing together two of the UK’s premium brands in consulting, construction and care, which would have a combined order book of more than £4bn.He said the deal would create significant savings, would improve earnings and dividend income and would provide the potential for a re-rating of the combined business.Mouchel’s shares rose 23.5p to 96.5p while Costain’s stock dropped by a penny to 205p.Mouchel, whose operations range from highway maintenance to consulting for local authorities, has been hit hard by government cutbacks. Earlier this month it embarked upon a strategic review of its business.Rival support services firm VT Group, which is now part of defence group Babcock, tried to buy Mouchel last year before dropping its interest to try to fight Babcock’s takeover bid.Costain is boosting consultancy and maintenance operations alongside building and engineering.At the end of June, 14 per cent of its £2.5bn order book was in operations and maintenance. Under the terms of the deal, Mouchel shareholders would own about 48 per cent of the combined group. center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Timeslast_img read more

Danish regulator publishes new responsible gambling guide

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Casino & games Danish regulator publishes new responsible gambling guide Spillemyndigheden, the Danish gaming authority, has published a new guide on responsible gambling, including interpretations of how licensees should comply with responsible gambling rules. Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Spillemyndigheden, the Danish gaming authority, has published a new guide on responsible gambling, including interpretations of how licensees should comply with responsible gambling rules.The guide states that that licence holders have an obligation to prevent problem gambling, to recognise potential problem gamblers among their players and to help those players who may have a problem with their gambling.Spillemyndigheden’s guide clarifies some existing rules put in place by executive orders on online gambling and land-based casinos. It outlines that information that must be displayed on a licensee’s website, such as a reminder that a player must be 18, access to a self-test for gambling addiction and information about treatment for gambling addiction, must be displayed anywhere the licensee offers games.In addition, licensees must link to all state-supported gambling treatment facilities, rather than just one and information about national self-exclusion register ROFUS must clearly outline what the register does.A clock showing how long the user has been playing, which must be available on gambling websites, must be available on the screen at all times, with no option to scroll way from it.As well as this, the guide clarifies that deposit limits must be set solely by the player, rather than choosing options set by the operator.The guide also mentions that players who request bonuses should be recognised as possible problem gamblers, as it is likely that they wish to play but cannot afford to do so.The guide adds that it is of particular importance to make sure that those under the age of 18 do not gamble, and therefore it is extremely important to ensure that ID checks are thorough.In addition, the guide makes licensees aware of resources such as ROFUS and gambling helpline StopSpillet, which exist to prevent problem gambling.The guide will be continually updated as rules and practices are added or changed.In March 2019, Danish operators published a voluntary code of conduct, with the aim of strengthening consumer protection and lowering the risk of gambling addiction in the country. The code came into effect on 1 July 2019. 3rd January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Strategy Email Addresslast_img read more

AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( Q12018 Presentation

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (  2018 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why has the Chemring share price rocketed 12% to 7-year highs?

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Investor appetite for UK shares has been quite flat in recent days. An unwelcome blend of Brexit uncertainty and soaring Covid-19 infection rates across the globe has stopped the stock market rally of early December in its tracks.The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have flatlined in more recent days as UK share investors have taken a ‘wait and see’ approach with regards to Brexit talks. But not all London-listed companies have had the handbrake slapped on. Take Chemring Group (LSE: CHG) as an example.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The FTSE 250 defence giant has seen its share price soar 12% on Tuesday following the release of fresh financials. Chemring has recovered all of the ground lost in the stock market crash of early 2020. And it’s now 26% higher since the beginning of the year and riding high at seven-year peaks above 300p.A robust UK share in uncertain timesChemring has a history of beating estimates. It was at it again in midweek trading with the release of full-year results for the period ended October.The business — which is chiefly known for its expertise in the realm of countermeasures — said revenues rocketed 20% year-on-year in the last financial period to £402.5m. This, in turn, drove underlying pre-tax profit a whopping 31% higher from fiscal 2019 levels, to £51.7m.Chemring benefitted from not having to shutter its operations because of Covid-19 during the last year. It’s also seen customer orders continue to roll in and its order book of £436 as of October was up 6% year-on-year.In particular, Chemring has enjoyed “strong growth” in orders and revenues at its Roke cyber security and IT division recently. And, as a consequence, this UK share has terrific visibility for financial 2021 (78% of expected group revenue this year is currently covered by the order book).What Chemring saidSo Chemring provided plenty for market makers to celebrate. But it wasn’t quite done yet. The FTSE 250 also declared the amount of net debt on its books had shrank 36% year on year to £48.2m.This, along with its excellent profits performance last year and healthy order book, prompted Chemring to raise the full-year dividend. A total payout of 3.9p per share was up 8% from the previous year’s 3.6p.No wonder Chemring chief executive Michael Ord sounded quite chipper in the release. He commented that the company is “well placed, with a robust strategy, market-leading positions across different geographies and sectors, and with products and services that are critical to our government and blue-chip customers. Chemring’s long-term prospects remain strong.”City consensus suggests that Chemring’s annual earnings will decline 3% in fiscal 2021, though today’s bright update could see forecasts upgraded in the days ahead. Current estimates mean the defence play trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20 times. 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A year later, Virgin Islander Episcopalians look toward long-term recovery…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Submit an Event Listing 2017 Hurricanes, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC 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 Episcopal Relief & Development, Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Lynette WilsonPosted Sep 11, 2018 Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The bell tower at St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, sits in front of the church, and the roof remains covered by a Federal Emergency Management Agency tarpaulin. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceEditor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on hurricane recovery in the Virgin Islands. Click here to read more and here for a photo gallery. [Episcopal News Service – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands] A year after two devastating hurricanes swept through the Virgin Islands, building materials and skilled-labor shortages have delayed recovery. Blue tarpaulins covering damaged rooftops have frayed under the hot sun, and each threat of rain increases Virgin Islanders’ anxiety, particularly as the Atlantic hurricane season reaches its peak.“This time of year, many people are very anxious,” said Virgin Islands Bishop E. Ambrose Gumbs, in a Sept. 7 interview with Episcopal News Service at his office. “These tarps are brittle, and the wind just rips them to shreds.”Cleamena Duncan, junior warden at St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church on St. John, opens the front door to the church on Sept. 3. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceAcross the islands, the story is the same: a lack of supplies and craftspeople and delayed insurance claims have frayed people’s nerves. Thursday, Aug. 30, brought rain that forced some to take shelter in their vehicles as water came through the tarps on their roofs.A person cannot simply go to a hardware store and purchase windows, doors or galvanized roofing panels; materials must be ordered from the mainland, and cargo ships transporting materials must first pass through Puerto Rico, where the need is just as great and the population much larger – 3.4 million compared to the Virgin Islands’ 130,000. Worse yet, building materials can cost three to four times as much on the islands as in the continental United States.Everyone has suffered, especially the elderly, many of whom lost their homes and were separated from family; some have died from illness and storm-related stress. Children are experiencing the same ailments as adults – high-blood pressure, diabetes and anxiety, said Gumbs.“The new normal has not yet arrived,” he said.As the one-year anniversary of Irma came and went, three storms, all of which reached hurricane strength by Sept. 10, were forming in the Atlantic. Hurricanes come off West Africa’s coast and either gain strength or dissipate as they work their way west across the Atlantic Ocean.Last year, Hurricane Irma crossed the Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm on Sept. 6, 2017, causing extensive damage. Two weeks later, on Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria passed over the islands as a Category 5 storm before making landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane. The two hurricanes led to thousands of deaths and more than $102 billion in damages. Damage to church-owned properties is $7 million, according to Church Insurance, which insures church buildings.“Irma came and left us with something to think about, and Maria came in and finished the job,” said Rita Payne-Samuel, Episcopal Church Women president at Nazareth by the Sea Episcopal Church on St. Thomas.Still, the hurricanes reinforced what it means to be church, which goes beyond the buildings.“That’s the human part of church and fellowship,” Payne-Samuel said. “People just got together and helped each other.”Nazareth by the Sea Episcopal Church operates out of a storefront in a strip mall on St. Thomas. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceNazareth by the Sea meets in a strip mall storefront since Irma destroyed its building, she said. It is without a priest and served by Gumbs, along with Holy Spirit on St. Thomas, making it difficult for the bishop to make regular pastoral visits to the diocese’s other congregations.Pastoral support is one thing the wider Episcopal Church could offer the Diocese of the Virgin Islands in the short term, the bishop said.“We need our brethren to stand in the gap with us, send some clergy down,” said Gumbs. The diocese’s clergy “are battle weary from the hurricanes.”The Diocese of the Virgin Islands consists of 14 congregations spread over five islands: three islands – St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix – are under U.S. jurisdiction, and two – Tortola and Virgin Gorda – are under British rule. Residents living in the U.S. Virgin Islands are U.S. citizens; residents of the British Virgin Islands are British Overseas Territories citizens.Ferries, planes and seaplanes shuttle passengers around the islands, which were discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and named for St. Ursula and her 11,000 virgins.The one Episcopal Church on St. John is named for St. Ursula. Since the storm, it has served as the island’s only senior citizen center, where at least 70 seniors gather Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church’s basement for meals and activities.St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on St. Thomas has some 700 members and serves a densely populated, diverse community called Sugar Estate, explained the Rev. Lenroy K. Cabey, rector. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceBack on St. Thomas, in Sugar Estate, a densely populated, diverse community served by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, housing is scarce and residents, many of whom were employed in the hard-hit tourism industry, are working two and three part-time jobs to make ends meet, said the Rev. Lenroy K. Cabey, the 700-member church’s rector.Cabey has witnessed an increase in demand for social services, as well as food. St. Andrew’s hopes to have its soup kitchen back up and running by the end of September, he said.Riise Richards, the diocese’s volunteer coordinator and an Episcopal representative on the Virgin Islands’ Long-Term Recovery Group, also has witnessed increased need.“A lot of people are suffering and suffering in silence,” said Richards. “We asked people what they need, and there was hesitance.”The Rev. Lenroy K. Cabey, rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on St. Thomas, points to the waterline left by last year’s hurricanes. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe people’s hesitance, Richards and others across the islands agreed, comes from the shame of having to admit they need help. Still, help is what they need, and since the storm, Richards has been working to retrofit some churches and diocesan property to accommodate volunteers who can assist the diocese in its estimated three- to five-year recovery.“There were a lot of homes completely destroyed, and a lot of people who still have tarps, … mold, homes that still need to be gutted, and we need family also,” she said. “The church is the people.”“We are here to serve; we are the body of Christ,” she said. “And we are here to ensure that people can get their lives back together.”A section of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church on St. Thomas has been converted into dormitories to house volunteers. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceAt Holy Spirit, which sits on a hill in Estate Hope in the West End of St. Thomas, part of the church has been converted into dormitories to house volunteers. Last week, nine AmeriCorps service volunteers were staying in the dorms and working to remove debris, build a deck at the back of the church, and sort and catalogue donations in warehouses.Gumbs, who wants the church “to be a safe place,” gave the mandate to ready the churches to house volunteers who can assist with the long-term recovery efforts, said Richards. Both Holy Spirit and Domini House, which is across the street from the Cathedral Church of All Saints, can house volunteers.In the hurricanes’ aftermath, Episcopal Relief & Development and the Diocese of Alabama, a companion diocese, have funded the churches’ outreach ministries through mini-grants. Both are committed to the Virgin Islands’ long-term recovery, and Alabama is anxious to send volunteers.St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Senior Warden Leroy Claxton opens a barrel that contains infant diapers. St. Luke’s is a government-appointed point of distribution and designated shelter. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceEpiscopal Relief & Development has provided financial assistance through churches and schools to support ongoing outreach ministries that are engaged in recovery and preparedness, including helping to repair and harden shelters, providing case management and direct assistance to people impacted, compiling preparedness kits for this upcoming hurricane season, supporting community gardening, and sheltering.“The people in the Virgin Islands continue to face enormous challenges a year after the devastating hurricanes. We are proud to remain a partner in the ongoing recovery,” said Abagail Nelson, Episcopal Relief & Development’s senior vice president for programs.St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located atop a hill in St. Thomas, survived Hurricanes Irma and Maria relatively unscathed compared to other churches. However, the church’s original structure was destroyed by Hurricane Marilyn in 1995. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceSt. Luke’s, which sits atop a hill on St. Thomas, suffered only minor damage during the hurricanes, and now is a government-appointed point of distribution and a designated shelter in the event of another disaster. Barrels of supplies, including clothing, nonperishable food items, water, diapers and other infant necessities and toiletries have been shipped in large blue plastic barrels from as far away as the Bronx, New York, where Virgin Islanders have family and civic connections.To one degree or another, all of the diocese’s churches suffered some damage. On St. Croix, San Francisco, a mission church with the diocese’s only Spanish-speaking congregation, has to be razed. St. Mary’s on Virgin Gorda lost its windows; the pavilion, which overlooks the sea and was used to host community cultural events, was destroyed; and the rectory is in disrepair. On Tortola, St. Paul’s suffered damage, and an income-generating apartment gifted to the church by a parishioner needs to be gutted. At St. Ursula’s on St. John, the bell tower fell to the ground, windows are boarded up and a blue tarp protects the roof. As with residences, structural recovery is slow.The church properties are insured by Church Insurance, which falls under the umbrella of the Church Pension Group.“There were some initial challenges getting to the Virgin Islands as there were limited flights and available accommodations after the hurricane,” said C. Curtis Ritter, senior vice president and head of corporate communications for CPG, in an email to ENS. “We also were challenged to find available contractors because the demand was so high and the wait times were long.“We also spent additional time working with the diocese to think of ways to make building repairs that were more sustainable; where possible, we are replacing older buildings with structures that should be more able to handle high winds. It took a while to sort this out, but the partnership has been productive,” Ritter said.Meanwhile, life goes on.“A year ago, we were weeping and a-wailing,” said Payne-Samuel, on Sept. 7, a year and a day after Irma brought destruction to the island.— Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR A year later, Virgin Islander Episcopalians look toward long-term recovery from Irma, Maria Tarpaulins, nerves frayed as Atlantic hurricane season reaches peak Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virgin Islands Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

New Treatment for Parkinson’s Patients

first_img TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaParkinson’s Disease Previous articleState Rep Jennifer Sullivan Schedules Office Hours in ApopkaNext articleApopka Incumbents: An Endangered Species? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here From Florida Hospital – ApopkaIf you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you know how difficult it can be regulating medications. Now there’s a new way to keep them more consistent.DUOPA is a new, FDA-approved method for treating patients with advanced Parkinson’s where oral medications aren’t as effective, and it’s been truly rewarding for patients, says Sheila Baez-Torres, MD, neurologist and movement disorder specialist, at Florida Hospital.“It takes away the unpredictable and unreliable days patients may have had when taking medication by mouth,” she says. In other words, DUOPA can provide patients with more consistency in their daily lives because it ensures the drug will be absorbed consistently.What exactly is it? DUOPA is a system of delivering medication directly into the GI tract of Parkinson’s patients.“The procedure isn’t much more involved than a simple endoscopic look into the stomach,” says Robert Hawes, MD, gastroenterologist and internal medicine specialist, at Florida Hospital, who implants the devices in patients.A small external pump, about the size of a small paperback book, delivers Carbidopa and Levodopa, two long-standing medications for Parkinson’s, in a gel form via a tube implanted in the small intestine.It’s much more effective than taking the medication orally because it’s released continuously through a programmed pump system. There’s no down time waiting for the next dose to take effect. Patients and relatives are trained to maintain and change the system.“Based on their oral dose we calculate a morning, maintenance and even a bonus dose,” says Dr. Baez-Torres. “The therapy benefits patients for 16 hours per day. Usually it’s used during the day time, when patients are more active, and then at night the pump is turned off.”“What’s exciting about all of this is that the spectrum of therapies is getting better,” she says. “There are more choices available now for treatment, and it is considered as good as the surgical treatment options like deep-brain stimulation.”“Any medication for treatment of Parkinson’s is made to mimic dopamine, a substance that Parkinson’s patients have a shortage of,” she says. “Because of this, side effects can include nausea, dizziness and involuntary movement.”However, patients are typically already familiar with them because they have been taking the same medication orally.Of course, patients should combine their treatment with exercise. An active exercise program is extremely beneficial.“We don’t have any medication that provides the same benefits as exercise does,” she says. “For Parkinson’s patients, exercise is a must. Exercising is the only therapy that is an investment in your health, but also an investment for your future. It helps with balance, emotions, heart health, weight and more.”The National Parkinson’s Foundation estimates about 1 million Americans live with the disease.– See more from Florida Hospital – Apopka  here. Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Renovation of House Huayangli / JWJZ ARCHITECTURE

first_imgPhotographs:  Tianzhou Yang Design Team:Zhenyu Cao, Tian ZhaoStructural Consultants:Zhun Zhang, Xiaofeng Tang, Liuhua MiaoWindow Systems Design Development And Construction:Jeff YangCity:SuzhouCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tianzhou YangRecommended ProductsAcousticBruagAcoustics System – Balcony Cladding PanelsAcousticStudcoSound Isolation – ResilmountWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The project is located at the northernmost end of Pingjiang Road in Suzhou, along a river which is on the northern side, and with ancient architecture, such as the Humble Administrator Garden and the Lion Forest Garden, as well as the modern architecture of Suzhou Museum within a radius of 500 meters. While boasting an excellent location, it is also restricted by the need for the protection of the ancient city, so the renovation must be carried out according to the principle of basically retaining the appearance of the residence. The original brick-concrete residence, which was built in 2008, was a typical traditional building in Suzhou, with white walls and black tiles and several inner courtyards.Save this picture!© Tianzhou YangSave this picture!Courtesy of JWJZ ARCHITECTURESave this picture!© Tianzhou YangAn indoor view of the outdoor scenery and a fusion between nature and the interior: The boundary between the inside and the outside is blurred by a large indoor reflection of the outdoor courtyard landscapes and surrounding streets, so that it fuses with the natural atmosphere. Using the technique of ‘view borrowing’ in traditional gardens as a reference point, all inner courtyards and balconies have been retained and utilised, and windows have been renovated systematically, in order to successfully introduce inner courtyard landscapes and outside streets into the indoor space. As a result, this space is made bright and spacious with enough natural light, while, at the same time, blended with the natural surroundings relating to the different scenes visible through the windows.Save this picture!© Tianzhou YangSave this picture!© Tianzhou YangAn attempt to accommodate three generations: In consideration of both the older generation’s lifestyle and a space for growing children, the functionality of the public space has been maximised. The public space is a focal point; functionality has been optimised; space for bedrooms has been reduced; scope for movement has been increased, so as to improve, encourage and emphasise communication among several generations, and make relations among family members healthier and more harmonious.Save this picture!© Tianzhou YangFunctionality has been sorted and revised. Functional spaces are connected by traffic spaces in the form of ‘lanes’, so that each floor has zones for resting together with corresponding window scenes. At the same time, with consideration for the climate, the ‘lanes’ are also natural air ducts. On the first floor there is a large living room extending from the southern end to the northern end, an open kitchen with a storeroom, and a laundry at the entrance. The large living room, which extends from south to north, provides a major space for activities, such as dining, entertainment, relaxation, learning and a place where children can play, and have parties and exhibitions. On the second floor there is a major living space, consisting of three bedrooms with toilets and an outdoor public balcony. On the third floor there are two bedrooms for growing children and an outdoor balcony.Save this picture!© Tianzhou YangWhether in modern architecture or in Eastern and Western classic architecture, windows are one of the key elements that embody architectural features and even local cultural features. Open picture windows, as seen in traditional residences with courtyards in regions south of the Yangtze River, and walls of gardens, are important local cultural features. The windows in the project have been designed to make use of features, such as spatial extension and the framing of picture windows.Save this picture!© Tianzhou YangIn this project, the window system has been renovated and upgraded whilst still retaining the appearance of the building. This includes a newly designed and customised aluminium alloy window system, double-glazed low-E glass, and frameless design to reduce the space occupied by the frames, so as to make indoor and outdoor spaces better able to meet their visual design requirements. The indoor space is closely related to the windows. The transparent windows in the public space give the space a good feeling of extension, and the compact bedrooms also do not seem quite so narrow and small because of the bigger windows. Meanwhile, the residents are able to experience a part of nature, which is outside in the city, at any time. A simple and natural technique has been used, in the interior design, to give play to the natural properties of all the materials, and highlight the features and functional thought behind the spaces, and control costs.Save this picture!© Tianzhou YangSave this picture!© Tianzhou YangStructural measures mainly include the reinforcement of structural columns and beams on the first floor, and the load reduction of the second and third floors, and decorations, which have been combined with the original brick-concrete structure to create the concrete frame structure on the first floor. On the first floor of the residence, a floor heating system has been used, and interior thermal insulation has been applied to the eastern and western outer walls and to the roof of the top floor, in order to reduce energy consumption.Save this picture!© Tianzhou YangSave this picture!© Tianzhou YangSimilar to the improvement of urban life, services and culture in the ancient city of Suzhou through current hardware upgrading and renovation, it is hoped that this renovation can combine modern and traditional architectural elements, and residents can be motivated to adapt to its purity and nature, and feel the changes that the renovation has brought, and enjoy a comfortable and happy life.Save this picture!© Tianzhou YangProject gallerySee allShow lessMamurbaba House / Orkun Nayki ArchitectureSelected ProjectsARN 01 House / [i]da arquitectosSelected Projects Share Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily China Architects: JWJZ ARCHITECTURE Area Area of this architecture project Renovation of House Huayangli / JWJZ ARCHITECTURESave this projectSaveRenovation of House Huayangli / JWJZ ARCHITECTURESave this picture!© Tianzhou Yang+ 27Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lead Architects: Zhenyu Cao Year:  CopyHouses, Renovation, Interior Design•Suzhou, China CopyAbout this officeJWJZ ARCHITECTUREOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignSuzhouOn FacebookChinaPublished on March 24, 2020Cite: “Renovation of House Huayangli / JWJZ ARCHITECTURE” 24 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?华阳里住宅改造 / 上海及物建筑设计工作室是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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House in Coombe Park / Eldridge London Architects & Designers

first_imgArchDaily 2018 Houses Manufacturers: Dinesen, IQ Glass, Vola, Coakley & Cox, Hydro Aluminium (formerly Sapa) ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House in Coombe Park / Eldridge London Architects & DesignersSave this projectSaveHouse in Coombe Park / Eldridge London Architects & Designers Save this picture!© Nick Guttridge+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Nick Eldridge (Director), Mike Gibson (Project Architect) “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Area:  505 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Architects: Eldridge London Architects & Designers Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Nick Guttridge Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House in Coombe Park / Eldridge London Architects & Designers CopyHouses•Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom Year:  Design Team:Alison Poole, Nico Giuriato, Emilie Quesne, Will FlintLandscape:Eldridge LondonConsultants:Peter Deer, Light + Design AssociatesFurniture Makers:Joe MellowsSwimming Pond:AquascapesCity:Kingston upon ThamesCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nick GuttridgeRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Eldridge London’s House in Coombe Park, Kingston, is located in a secluded enclave of inter-war suburban bungalows and takes a markedly contrasting approach to the redevelopment of the site from the pastiche neoclassical neighbours being built nearby. Save this picture!© Nick GuttridgeSave this picture!Garden Level PlanSave this picture!© Nick GuttridgeInspired by the sloping landscape and mature oak tree, the House in Coombe Park is a distinctive composition accessed through an open street-level allowing the landscape to envelop the building, and maintaining views through to the garden. The main accommodation is below the entrance rotunda at the garden level, connected by a staircase to the first floor structure floating above. The surprising appearance of the building is generated from the specifics of its site and context but allied to a fully functional plan with the owner committing to the architects’ imaginative contemporary design. Save this picture!© Nick GuttridgeWhilst unexpected in appearance, in their unanimous support of the scheme the Kingston Planning Design Review panel, described the building as a “quintessentially ‘Coombe’ house.”  They noted that Eldridge London “has created a beautiful house, uniquely responding to its setting and its landscape with the most elegant spatial ordering. It lends its landscape to the setting through the clear storey and the soft forms. It adds an architectural richness to the townscape around.” Save this picture!© Nick GuttridgeThe project reaffirms the practice’s approach to finding design inspiration in the specifics of a context to deliver a unique and memorable building rather than seeing contextual design as something which involves replication or imitation. In a setting where the built context was disparate and of limited quality we responded directly to the key landscape features to establish a strong conceptual framework for the plan and section of the building. Save this picture!© Nick GuttridgeThe lower garden level which houses the main living spaces is accessed via a suspended staircase in oak and brass which descends from the street level through a glazed double-height entrance rotunda. A secondary stair spirals up within the central concrete core to allow occupants to move between the levels in privacy.  Natural materials predominate throughout, with oak flooring, stairs and furniture providing a warm complement to the finely finished exposed concrete, and providing a material link to the focal oak tree. Polished brass and stainless steel elements, internal white marble, and external grey limestone paving add a further level of refinement. Save this picture!© Nick GuttridgeSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nick GuttridgeThe external landscaping scheme has also been designed by Eldridge London following the same geometries as the house to ensure a holistic composition with the existing oak tree again becoming the focal element. The landscaping also includes a natural swimming pond, utilising marginal aquatic planting to provide natural filtration and cleansing of the water.Save this picture!© Nick GuttridgeThe House in Coombe Park, Kingston, is a refined design response for a specific context and client, but is also demonstrative that high-quality contemporary architecture within a suburban environment can be appropriate and respectful whilst also surprising and imaginative; contextual whilst also highly distinctive.Save this picture!© Nick GuttridgeProject gallerySee allShow lessFish Trap house IV Houli / Cheng Tsung FENGSelected ProjectsKaleidoscope Kindergarten / SAKO ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeEldridge London Architects & DesignersOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKingston upon ThamesOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on April 08, 2020Cite: “House in Coombe Park / Eldridge London Architects & Designers” 08 Apr 2020. 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On the picket line

first_imgNurses’ right to organize upheld in MarylandThe latest agent of capital caught trying to kill union organizing is Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Springs, Md. The bosses and management at Holy Cross, the eighth largest employer in the state, were ordered after a National Labor Relations Board trial on May 18-19 to “cease and desist” their wide range of illegal, underhanded attacks on nurses seeking union representation.The judge ruled that Holy Cross violated the law eight times by breaching registered nurses’ protected rights to organize with National Nurses United. In one instance a battalion of hospital managers and security guards was found to have intimidated workers and illegally spied on and photographed union activity. This ruling, says intensive care unit RN Nina Scott, “proves that Holy Cross Hospital management interfered with our right to advocate for patient safety. Now we can move forward to organize without fear and freely talk with nurses.”The hospital has also been forced to rehire a nurse fired in April for patient advocacy and support for NNU — with full back pay and accrued time off. The nurses have earned widespread community support from state and county legislators who affirmed their right to affiliate with NNU “free from interference, harassment or intimidation.” (National Nurses United, July 27) Go NNU!Lipton tea workers ratify first contractThe 240 workers at the only Lipton tea plant in the U.S., in Suffolk, Va., voted overwhelmingly to approve their first union contract on July 24. Negotiated by Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, the contract includes significant improvements in health care coverage and working conditions. Many workers will save more than $4,000 a year on health care costs with greatly improved coverage.For the past several years workers were required to work up to 12-hour shifts for as many as 13 days in a row with only one day off in between. Now the contract places strict limits on when management can require workers to do mandatory overtime: only two weekends each month; workers also have four days a year when they can opt out.“For the last 10 years, we saw so many of our benefits taken away,” said Paul Garrison, a 16-year mechanic. “But now that we have a union, we’re getting them back again.” (, July 25) Organize the South!Safety violations led to worker’s death at W.Va. governor’s coal companyThe U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration cited Chestnut Land Holdings, a coal company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice II, for the death of a worker on Feb. 27. Investigators say the company violated federal coal-mine safety standards when it did not ensure that Jason Kenneth Matthews, 43, of Bluefield, Va., used a fall-protection harness and did not provide a place to tie off such a harness. Matthews fell trying to fix a mechanical part used to remove water from coal waste at the preparation plant. MSHA also cited the company for not promptly reporting the death. Fines for the violations have not yet been assessed.Though Gov. Justice was listed as controller of the company when the death occurred, the governor’s son and daughter are now in charge of his coal companies. (Payday Report, July 28)Postal workers’ wildcat in Virginia gets resultsEvery summer workers forced to labor in intolerable heat walk off the job. That’s what postal workers did at the Westhampton Station Post Office in Richmond, Va., when the heat index shot past 100 degrees on July 13. ”Some of us felt like we were going to faint,” one worker told CBS Channel 6, WTVR. ”We took a stand and we left because it’s too hot to be able to case up mail and there is no circulation inside the station.”Though the area of the post office where employees sort the mail has no air conditioning, the area where customers are served is air conditioned. ”It’s like being stuck inside of a microwave, and you can’t get out,” added the worker. The TV station reported the workers’ concerns to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the federal agency charged with overseeing workplace safety, which said it would investigate. A spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service responded that afternoon: “Portable air condition units are scheduled to be installed in the morning.” (, July 14)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Farmers Need Government Support, Not Opposition

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Farmers Need Government Support, Not Opposition Low commodity prices, tightening credit, expensive land and rising costs for expenses such as seed and fertilizer will lead to financial losses for many farmers and ranchers this year, Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr. told a House subcommittee Wednesday. Testifying on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation and the Illinois Farm Bureau, Guebert encouraged Congress to help farm and ranch families endure what observers agree will be a difficult year. He said Illinois farmers who produce row crops have been hit hard along with the rest of the farm economy.  “Over the last 18 months we have seen our working capital erode over 25 percent,” Guebert said. “Our equity is fading into the sunset. Indexed to inflation, the economic return for Illinois farmers after accounting for family expenses is currently at its lowest level since 1972. All of this has proven to be a very steep learning curve for a new generation of younger and less experienced farmers who entered the business when times were better.”The emergence of global food markets in recent years has made already volatile commodity markets even less stable than before.  “Commodity prices used to be more predictable,” Guebert said. “They were primarily influenced by regional and national factors. Just in the past two weeks we’ve seen a $1.30 a bushel increase in soybean prices because of rain during harvest in Brazil, and then overnight on April 22 a drop of 22 cents a bushel. Farmers and ranchers are price takers, whether on the input or commodity side of the equation.” Many government programs have helped farm families, but others have hindered the wellbeing of those who raise the food, fuel and fiber Americans depend on every day, Guebert said.On the positive side:Congressional agriculture leaders have protected the farm bill’s safety net and risk management tools to help farmers and ranchers cope with market volatility. By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 27, 2016 The nation’s H-2A visa program for agricultural workers remains inefficient and impractical for most farmers. Farmers Need Government Support, Not Opposition The U.S. Forest Service recently proposed that ranchers surrender their water rights in exchange for the ability to graze on federal lands. The USFS later withdrew the proposal, but this remains a topic of discussion among environmental groups.“The world population will continue to grow,” Guebert told lawmakers. “American farmers have proven time and time again we produce the food, fiber and fuel the world needs. Please don’t restrict, limit or constrain our ability to provide what consumers around the world need.” Previous articleFarm subsidy Claims Based on Old DataNext articleIndiana Part of 4-State Area with Steady Farmland Values Hoosier Ag Today Congress has bolstered the farm economy by supporting significant transportation projects to improve major waterways and make driver licensing more practical and easier to comply with. Facebook Twittercenter_img SHARE The President’s Task Force on Pollinators has recognized that beekeepers and farmers need one another and allowed them to work together to preserve pollinators rather than imposing a solution from the outside.Unfortunately, not all government actions have been so benign:Proponents of mandatory labeling for products that include genetically modified ingredients have pushed their anti-science agenda in Congress to the detriment of farmers and consumers alike. Facebook Twitter Compliance with the Affordable Care Act remains confusing and difficult for small seasonal employers such as farmers and ranchers. SHARE The Environmental Protection Agency has taken a flexible approach on licensing dicamba herbicide formulations. EPA is increasingly restricting pesticides and herbicides without proper scientific evidence for its positions.last_img read more