Sovereign funds surge 11pc in 2010

first_img whatsapp ASSETS in sovereign wealth funds saw a second year of double-digit growth in 2010, new research showed yesterday.Sovereign wealth funds, held mainly in the Middle East, North African and Asian (MENA) states, grew 11 per cent to $3.98 trillion (£2.45 trillion) at the start of 2011 from $3.59 trillion in 2010.But the investment plans of several MENA funds including Libya’s $70bn fund look uncertain as civil unrest across the region continues, the 2011 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review warned. The conflict between government and rebels in Libya “could have ramifications for the future investment policies of the Libyan Investment Authority” as “its mandate could alter following any political change,” the report said. “The SWFs of both Algeria and Bahrain could also be affected. Collectively, the MENA-based SWFs in question have hundreds of billions of dollars in assets and changes in their investment policies would be widely felt.”Sam Meakin, managing editor of the report, said funds’ “significant collective assets under management” meant they represent “an important potential source of capital for fund managers across all asset classes.” The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is the world’s largest such fund with $625bn in assets, followed by the Norwegian state pension fund with $531bn and two Chinese funds, the SAFE Investment Company and the China Investment Corporation, with $347bn and $332bn respectively.Funds’ investment into alternative asset classes such as infrastructure, real estate and private equity should increase this year as they resume investment plans put on ice during the downturn. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Sovereign funds surge 11pc in 2010 Share Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Tuesday 8 March 2011 7:49 pmlast_img read more

Playtika SEC statement reveals revenue of $1.80bn in first nine months of 2020

first_img Regions: US Daily paying user numbers grew to an average of 290,000 for the period, with average revenue per daily active user growing from $0.51 to $0.57.  4th January 2021 | By Robin Harrison The social gaming giant first announced plans for an IPO in October, but the SEC registration statement, which must be reviewed and approved before the offering can take place, was not made public until late December.  Social gaming Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Read the full story on iGB North America. The registration statement also revealed that for the nine months to 30 September, revenue grew 28.5% year-on-year to $1.80bn, with adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation growing 41.2% to $665.8m. Topics: Casino & games Finance Social gaming Q3 results 2020 Playtika SEC statement reveals revenue of $1.80bn in first nine months of 2020center_img However, a 56.0% rise in expenses to $1.55bn hit the business’ bottom line, reducing operating profit by 39.4% to $244.9m. Interest payments rose from $20.6m to $149.1m for the period – with the company’s long-term debt standing at $2.32bn – resulting in pre-tax profit declining to $95.8m.  After income taxes, Playtika’s net profit for the nine month period came to $16.1m, down from $258.9m in the first nine months of 2019.  Tags: Playtika There remains little clarity as to how many shares are to be sold and the price range of the offering, both of which are yet to be determined. However, it did note that following the offering its parent company Giant Investments, led the consortium that acquired the business from Caesars Entertainment in a $4.4bn deal in 2016, would retain majority control of the business.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Of its revenue for the period, it noted, 57.4% was generated from casino-themed titles, with a further 42.6% coming from casual games.  Playtika’s registration statement, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ahead of a planned initial public offering, reveals the business generated revenue of $1.80bn in the nine months to 30 September, 2020. Email Addresslast_img read more

Online success partially offsets pandemic hit for Galaxy Gaming in Q1

first_img Regions: US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Of this $4.3m, $2.5m was generated in North America and the Caribbean, while the remaining $1.8m came from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Topics: Casino & games Finance Q1 results 2021 Gaming equipment supplier Galaxy Gaming has posted revenue figures of $4.3m (€3.5m/£3.0m) for the first quarter of 2021, which represents a 4.7% decrease on the same period last year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read the full story on iGB North America. Finance 17th May 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Online success partially offsets pandemic hit for Galaxy Gaming in Q1 The company cited the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as a major contributing factor to the drop in revenue and income; land-based casinos were closed for much of the quarter, and they were subject to heavy restrictions when they were able to open up again. Tags: Galaxy Gaming Email Addresslast_img read more

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) 2002 Annual Report

first_imgLafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Brexit! A growth stock I’d buy for my ISA to get rich and retire early

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Times remain extremely tough for the UK retail sector. Department store Beales is the latest shopping institution to go into administration this week after almost a century-and-a-half of trading. And it’s not just the sellers of mid-to-high-priced goods that are suffering. Just ask Card Factory and Shoe Zone, for instance, retailers operating at the ‘budget’ end of their respective markets that are also struggling as broader consumer confidence sinks.That’s not to say that all of the low-cost retailers are in danger, however. The continued surge of German discounters Aldi and Lidl are perfect evidence of this. So it can be said that sellers of non-discretionary items at lower price points are the exception to this rule. And in this theme I consider B&M European Value Retail (LSE: BME) to be a top buy right now.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…Sales still risingI’m not saying that investor appetite for the FTSE 250 retailer has been that strong of late. Indeed, B&M’s share price has plummeted in the wake of worse-than-expected trading numbers earlier this month. Like-for-like sales in the UK edged 0.3% higher in the three months to December, it said back then, falling short of broker expectations of a 2.5% rise.The Liverpool-based business put the result down to “a challenging broader retail market and our decision not to engage in any early discounting activity.” Trading at the business had been quite robust up until that third fiscal quarter — like-for-like sales at its British stores had grown 3.7% in the prior six-month period.Those numbers didn’t have the market punching the air, sure. But B&M is still to be commended for growing sales at all given the dire state of the retail sector. Latest Office for National Statistics data showed sales in the UK fell for their fifth consecutive month in November.Expansion plansCity analysts are expecting rampant medium-term profits growth at B&M. They predict a 17% earnings rise for the fiscal year ending March 2020. And despite the threat of Brexit uncertainty lasting through 2020 at least, the number crunchers anticipate a 13% bottom-line leap in the following period too.B&M’s store expansion is key to their bullish forecasts. This programme helped total UK revenues jump 8.8% between September and December, the business opening 15 new B&M-monikered stores in the period. And the ribbon is set to be cut on another half a dozen shops in the current quarter alone.Underlying sales at B&M might be under the cosh right now. But that expansion scheme, allied with its push into France and Germany (markets in which budget retailers have also thrived in recent times) should pave the way for excellent profits growth once broader trading conditions normalise. I reckon the recent share price pullback makes B&M a brilliant long-term buy for share investors, the business now trading on a rock-bottom price-to-earnings growth (PEG) reading of 0.9. This is a retailer that could help you get rich and retire in comfort. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Forget Brexit! A growth stock I’d buy for my ISA to get rich and retire early Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of B&M European Value and Card Factory. 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.center_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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild | Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 | More on: BME “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

The Lloyds share price has skyrocketed 65% from its low! Here’s what I’d do next…

first_imgThe Lloyds share price has skyrocketed 65% from its low! Here’s what I’d do next… Image source: Getty Images. Cliff D’Arcy | Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 | More on: LLOY “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” In late March, I resumed writing for this website after an eight-year break. I returned because, as a value investor and a contrarian, I saw the March market meltdown as an incredible opportunity to help investors make outsized gains. At its 2020 low on 23 March, the FTSE 100 closed below 4,994 points, a level it first breached way back in September 1997 (23 years ago).As I write, the Footsie has recovered to stand at 6,415, up over 1,420 points (28.5%) in eight months. However, of all FTSE 100 shares, I’ve written about one stock far more than any other. That is Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) — and the ups and downs of the Lloyds share price have dominated my writing in late 2020.5G 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 Lloyds share price is a roller coasterWhat a year it’s been for the Lloyds share price and the bank’s long-suffering shareholders. Lloyds came close to collapse in the global financial crisis of 2007–09. Alas, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, Lloyds underwent another horrific crash 12 years later. At their 52-week high, Lloyds shares closed at 67.25p on 16 December 2019. As coronavirus spread worldwide, stock markets went into shock. By 3 April, the Lloyds share price had crashed to close at 27.73p — down almost three-fifths (58.8%) in under four months.As Covid-19 infections eased after the spring, the Lloyds share price rebounded, hitting 36.88p on 8 June, two months later. From September onwards, Lloyds shares went into freefall and breached every floor with ease. Lloyds shares collapsed to 23.58p on 22 September. Thus, the bank’s stock had lost 65% of its value in nine months.Good news drives Lloyds share price up 65%Banks are highly economically sensitive — and we’ve endured the worst economic contraction in over 300 years. But to see the Lloyds share price below 25p baffled me. Was one share of the UK’s biggest retail bank (with 30 million customers) really cheaper than a packet of crisps? Hence, since the summer, Lloyds became my #1 value share. I was convinced that buying Lloyds shares was a highly geared play on economic recovery in 2021. For me, Lloyds was a one-way bet, hence my obsessive coverage.Encouraging vaccine results and Joe Biden’s presidential win have sent shares soaring in November. The FTSE 100 index is up 15% so far in November and in line for a record-breaking month. This good news lit a fire under the Lloyds share price, sending it skyrocketing in just two months. Today, Lloyds shares trade at 39p, up 15.4p — almost two-thirds (65.4%) — since late September. So much for the death of value investing.What would I do with this stock today?If I owned any (which I don’t), what would I do with Lloyds shares today: buy, hold, or sell? At today’s market value, Lloyds is worth just £25.3bn. That’s a very modest price tag for a leading British bank. Furthermore, I suspect that 2020 won’t be as bad as initially predicted for Lloyds. After all, the Black Horse bank did make a pre-tax profit of £1bn in the third quarter. Also, I fully expect Lloyds’ dividend to return in 2020, underpinning the stock. Hence, at today’s price of 39p, I’d definitely keep buying Lloyds shares. Ideally, I’d do so inside an ISA, so as to bank a lifetime of tax-free dividends and future capital gains! 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

House in Bergen / Kvalbein Korsøen Arkitektur

first_imgPhotographs:  Kvalbein Korsøen Arkitektur Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses House in Bergen / Kvalbein Korsøen Arkitektur House in Bergen / Kvalbein Korsøen ArkitekturSave this projectSaveHouse in Bergen / Kvalbein Korsøen Arkitektur Year:  CopyHouses•Fana, Norway Save this picture!Courtesy of Kvalbein Korsøen Arkitektur+ 26Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects “COPY” Norway ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942477/house-in-bergen-kvalbein-korsoen-arkitektur Clipboard Area:  130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lamp – VL45 Radiohus PendantEngineering:Forum ByggLandscape:Kvalbein Korsøen ArkitekturCity:FanaCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Kvalbein Korsøen ArkitekturText description provided by the architects. This is the home for a family with two small children. We would like them to have good memories growing up in this place; playing in the garden, climbing the trees, feeling warm by the fire, finding a favorite spot inside a hook, follow the birds, and the changing seasons in the foliage outside the window. The two large maples on the site are the main premises for the size and shape of the house and the openings in the walls.Save this picture!Courtesy of Kvalbein Korsøen ArkitekturSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of Kvalbein Korsøen ArkitekturIn this way, nature is more important than what we build. The house is 130m2 and set up on a modest budget in a typical suburban area outside the city of Bergen. It is traditional regarding form, material, and building technique using a wooden frame structure filled with wood fiber insulation. The interior spaces are developed to provide different spatial qualities.Save this picture!Courtesy of Kvalbein Korsøen ArkitekturThe aim is to make a relatively small volume feel generous by using the classical tool of compression and release. When you enter through the curved, dark tunnel and into the open space of the kitchen/ living room, looking further out to the garden, you move through a sequence from dark to light, from tight to airy. The pine-clad interior will darken with time and further enhance the presence of nature.Save this picture!Courtesy of Kvalbein Korsøen ArkitekturThe economic situation in Norway the last 50 years har resulted in a sprawl of large and energy-consuming single-family houses all over the country. This project sets out to develop the archetypical contemporary house into something more reasonable, at the same time investigating the duality between cost-effective construction and richness in architectural qualities.Save this picture!Courtesy of Kvalbein Korsøen ArkitekturProject gallerySee allShow lessBrummer Thermo-Logistik GmbH / Gogl Architektur Ziviltechniker GmbHSelected ProjectsKyushu University Biolab / ICADASelected Projects Share 2019 “COPY” Architects: Kvalbein Korsøen Arkitektur Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Louis Poulsen, Hunton wood fiber insulation, Nordvest Windows, OMERA, Plannja roof cladding Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs CopyAbout this officeKvalbein Korsøen ArkitekturOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookFanaNorwayPublished on July 18, 2020Cite: “House in Bergen / Kvalbein Korsøen Arkitektur” 18 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942477/house-in-bergen-kvalbein-korsoen-arkitektur Clipboardlast_img read more

US Air Force Awards L3Harris Technologies up to $668 Million IDIQ Contract to Maintain…

first_img Pinterest US Air Force Awards L3Harris Technologies up to $668 Million IDIQ Contract to Maintain C-130 Aircraft Fleet TAGS  WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Previous articleCalabrio Receives Perfect Customer Satisfaction Scores in DMG Consulting’s 2020-2021 WFO Product and Market ReportNext articlePROS Solutions Transform Cathay Pacific Group Travel Sales Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Facebook MELBOURNE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– The U.S. Air Force has awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) a five-year, up to $668 million IDIQ contract to help maintain its C-130 aircraft fleet readiness. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005122/en/ L3Harris performing depot-level maintenance on C-130H at the company’s aircraft modification facility in Waco, Texas. (Photo: Business Wire) L3Harris will perform sustainment on C-130H and J-model aircraft at its 1.1 million-square-foot aircraft modification center in Waco, Texas. The center features hangars to support a full range of missionization and aircraft services, including conducting parallel avionics modernization and programmed depot-level maintenance efforts for reduced aircraft downtime. The center supports the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve C-130H aircraft fleet under the U.S. Air Force Avionics Modernization Program Increment 2. The center also services the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, space, commercial and international operators. “L3Harris’ support will alleviate capacity constraints for the U.S. Air Force’s Air Logistics complexes,” said Sean Stackley, President, Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris. “Our extensive C-130 experience, skilled personnel and expansive hangar capacity provide a ready solution to assist the Air Force in maintaining its fleet readiness.” About L3Harris Technologies L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries. L3Harris.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the value or expected value of orders, contracts or programs are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. L3Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005122/en/ CONTACT: Media Contacts:Marcella Thompson Integrated Mission Systems [email protected] 214-430-8872Jim Burke Corporate [email protected] 321-727-9131 KEYWORD: FLORIDA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING SATELLITE DEFENSE AUDIO/VIDEO OTHER TECHNOLOGY OTHER DEFENSE SOFTWARE CONTRACTS NETWORKS ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION HOMELAND SECURITY DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT OTHER MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING SOURCE: L3Harris Technologies Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005122/en Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Independent autopsy finds George Floyd died of homicide by asphyxia

iStock/ThamKCBy: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — An independent autopsy ordered by George Floyd’s family found his death was a “homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain,” according to early findings from the examination released Monday.Floyd was apprehended by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last Monday, and one of the officers pinned his knee to Floyd’s neck as Floyd called out that he couldn’t breathe.The independent examiners found that weight on Floyd’s back, the handcuffs and the positioning were contributory factors because they impaired the ability of Floyd’s diaphragm to function. The report concluded that Floyd, 46, died at the scene.“The ambulance was the hearse,” Ben Crump, an attorney for Floyd’s family, said at a news conference announcing the findings.Later Monday, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office released its initial findings of their autopsy and also declared Floyd’s death was a homicide caused by “a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s).”Dr. Michael Baden and the University of Michigan Medical School’s director of autopsy and forensic services, Dr. Allecia Wilson, handled the newly announced independent examination.Baden, who was New York’s medical examiner in 1978 and 1979, had previously performed independent autopsies on Eric Garner, who was killed by a police officer in Staten Island, New York, in 2014 and Michael Brown, who was shot by officers in Ferguson, Missouri, that same year.Baden said Floyd was in good health before his death and said the video of his death showed the compression of his neck and back very clearly.“When he said ‘I can’t breathe,’ unfortunately, many police are under impression that if you can talk that means you’re breathing. That is not true,” he said during the news conference.Wilson said toxicology reports and other examinations are still ongoing and acknowledged that since they conducted a second autopsy, as the medical examiner had done one previously, they did not have access to Floyd’s tissue samples in their original state.“We feel those items will not change or alter the cause of death with mechanical asphyxia,” she said.The medical examiner’s preliminary report, however, said Floyd had “other significant conditions,” including “arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease, a fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use.”Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, identified as the officer who put his knee to Floyd’s neck, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Floyd was heard saying “I can’t breathe,” while the officer had him pinned for nearly nine minutes, according to the criminal complaint.Three other officers who were involved in the arrest have been fired but haven’t been charged as of Monday afternoon.The criminal complaint said the official examination of Floyd’s body by the medical examiner is still ongoing, but prosecutors provided some information about this death. This is separate from the independent autopsy requested by Floyd’s family.The medical examiner’s initial findings were that Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease, the complaint said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. read more

How can I move from primary teaching into training?

first_imgHow can I move from primary teaching into training?On 2 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Ihave two years of recruitment consultancy experience, and am a trained primaryteacher. I have delivered training before – though not formally. I run a simplesales training course in a group situation to new graduates about twice a monthand have also trained new colleagues. Sales training is probably my idealcareer path. As I am starting a CIPD course in November, I would really like toknow about realistic job opportunities or suggestions for another “wayin”.Jo Selby,associate director, EJ Human Resources, writes:The more relevantexperience you gain with your current organisation, the better your chances ofsecuring a training job within another company, so it is important that youcontinue to be involved with training colleagues and graduates.It may also be worthwhilereviewing your CV to ensure that any relevant training experience you arecurrently gaining and have gained previously is highlighted.I would also urge you to keepan open mind with regards to training opportunities as you may have to make asideways move, or potentially a slightly backwards step in order to go forwardin the longer term.Allison Sheard, consultant, Chiumento, writes:Theexperience that you have to date, combined with a CIPD course is a goodfoundation to begin a career in training. However,it is going to be important to market your experience to date well, in order toconvince others. So, If you are applying for a training role ensure that yourCV focuses on the delivery that you have given so far. Inductionand sales training is important so don’t do yourself down at interview withstatements like “it’s only simple sales training” – job searching isnot a good time to overdo the modesty.Useevery opportunity that you can, to get some more training design and deliveryexperience with your current employer – even if this means working in your owntime to design a course. Ifyou can see a need for a course, design it and present it to your boss togetherwith your plan for its introduction to the business. Create your ownopportunity; don’t wait to be asked. Showing this level of interest and drivespeaks volumes about you to your current and prospective employers.Inorder to get a specialist training job, apply to job advertisements and contactHR agencies. Networking with students on the CIPD course will also help you toget yourself known in the marketplace. CliveSussams, recruitment consultant, Malpas Flexible LearningThisis a common problem for many people who try to develop a training career. You have certainly made a positive start by enrolling to commence your studiesfor CIPD membership.  Whilst you have experience of “stand up”speaking and basic sales training, this does not immediately attractprospective employers who are seeking broader experience with a wider”internal client” group.Youridea about obtaining a sales training job may be worth pursuing but it is notalways easy to move into a broader role with just this experience.  It maybe that you would be better off applying for Training or HR administrationroles from which you could progress internally, particularly in a largeorganisation.  Finally, do not forget that in your CIPD studies, it ispossible to follow a specific trainer route through the Electives field and thiswould also be a good idea for you. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more