Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgConstance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileConstance La Gaiete Company Limited is headquartered in Port Louis and is involved in the farming and production of sugarcane. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited’s activities in the agro industry include the production of food crops, fruits (principally pineapples), and livestock (mainly broiler chicken). The company is also involved in real estate projects. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Brilliant dip buy or investment trap? This FTSE 100 stock is dealing at a HUGE discount

first_img There’s a galaxy of undervalued shares floating around on the FTSE 100 today. I’m certainly not tempted to buy into Pearson (LSE: PSON) any time soon, though. Full-year financials are scheduled for release on Friday, 21 February. Darkening clouds over at its North American higher courseware business make this one to avoid, in my view.The company certainly spooked the market last time it updated the market, in mid-January. That statement sent its share price plummeting to its cheapest level in almost 12 years. Then it had said that 2020 adjusted operating profits could slump by almost £90m (or 15%) from the £590m it expects this year. A range of £500m to £590m was given.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…Sliding salesThe market had hoped that intense restructuring and a doubling-down on the digital end of the educational publishing market would save Pearson’s bacon. It’s why Pearson’s share price bounced higher in 2018. But reality has clearly set in for investors, and the huge structural problems the firm faces aren’t going away.Pearson’s US higher education courseware business accounts for almost a quarter of group revenues, and in 2019 sales there dropped a whopping 12%. The proportion of digital-based business versus print is rising, but this is providing no respite given the decline of its physical texts. Sales of its electronic products remain modest at best.Pearson’s decision to “unbundle” print and digital products in favour of “digital only” formats caused sales of its bundled texts to slump 45% in 2019. And Pearson says that it expects the trends of last year to continue. It says that “heavy declines in print [will be] partially offset by modest growth in digital as more products are added to the [global learning platform].”On the ropesIt’s quite possible that glass-half-full investors will be tempted to buy into Pearson today, though. The London company says that “as product releases accelerate from the end of 2020 onwards, digital growth will also accelerate.” And with recent share price falls leaving the business dealing on a forward price-to-earnings ratio of around 10 times, quite a few dip buyers could be tempted to take the plunge. Compare that reading with the broader FTSE 100 average of around 14.5 times.Such individuals could find themselves on a hiding to nothing, though. A move to the digital end of things would appear to be a good idea amid sinking print sales. However, with college enrolment numbers still steadily falling in the US, and the free open educational resources market also picking up speed, it’s quite likely that sales of its electronic textbooks will keep on struggling.City analysts certainly don’t expect Pearson to turn around the bottom line any time soon. Current forecasts suggest that earnings will tank 19% in 2020. They predict an additional 2% drop in 2021, too. Though given the publisher’s record of issuing profit warnings both these numbers are in severe danger of being downgraded.Pearson’s cheap, okay. But that’s surely what you should expect from a struggling company with rising debt levels. I’d much rather put my hard-earned cash to work elsewhere on the FTSE 100. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Brilliant dip buy or investment trap? This FTSE 100 stock is dealing at a HUGE discount 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. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 | More on: PSON Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wildcenter_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pearson. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.last_img read more

The Airbnb IPO is here! This is what UK investors need to know

first_img 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. James J. McCombie | Thursday, 10th December, 2020 | More on: ABNB The Airbnb IPO is here! This is what UK investors need to know Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. James J. McCombie has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Booking Holdings. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”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. 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. The Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) IPO is today. Its stock is already a hot ticket. Airbnb priced its shares at $68 the day before its Nasdaq debut. That increase on the $56–$60 suggested previously reflects a couple of things. For one, recent tech IPOs have seen high price jumps on the first day of trading, suggesting those companies left money on the table for their shareholders. For another, with vaccines for Covid-19 rolling out the recovery of the travel industry looks to be not as far off as once feared. Finally, at the initial price, the Airbnb IPO did not seem especially richly priced.According to the Financial Times, at an IPO price of $68 per share, the implied market capitalisation of Airbnb is $40.6bn. That would have put the IPO valuation of Airbnb, had it stuck to the $56–$60 range, somewhere between $34.6bn and $35.8bn.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…Airbnb matches owners and renters of properties for travel and leisure and collects a fee for doing so. Booking.com does something similar (its more of a merchant of rooms) and has a market capitalisation of $86.3bn, which is around 9.6 to 9.9 times total revenue. At a market capitalisation of $40.6bn, Airbnb would appear to be valued at 8.4 times 2019 total revenue. All things considered, the Airbnb IPO does not look to be priced at eyewatering levels.Bed and breakfastWhere the price goes once trading in Airbnb stock begins is anyone’s guess. But it is likely that a UK based investor trying to buy Airbnb stock in a Stocks and Shares ISA, for example, will not be able to buy at $68 per share. Whatever the price is, buying Airbnb shares requires a belief that the company will continue to grow and find a way to be profitable. Referring to the income statement below, it can be seen that year-on-year revenue growth has been falling from 80.14% in 2016 to 31.58% in 2019. Source: Airbnb IPO prospectus and author’s own calculationsAirbnb has been around since 2007. In fact, it reached 10m total bookings in 2012. In 2018 around 2m people were staying in an Airbnb rental on an average night. For a company at Airbnb’s stage in corporate life, revenue growth of 31.58% is still high. The market for home and apartment holiday and travel rental is huge but fragmented. Airbnb has come in and consolidated it, and I think revenues will continue to grow.Airbnb’s gross margins have hovered between 75.1% and 76.35 from 2015 to 2019. Although Airbnb actually made an operating profit of $18m in 2018, 2019 was another loss-making year. Operating expenses excluding stock-based compensation as a percentage of revenue fell from 86.3% in 2015 to 74.4% in 2018. But they rose to 83.5% in 2019.After the Airbnb IPOCovid-19 hit Airbnb hard, but, after a precipitous drop, third-quarter 2020 revenues have recovered sharply. However, coming back from the virus is likely to drag on well into 2021 at least. Yet, Airbnb has demonstrated that it can turn an operating profit, so I am cautiously optimistic it can do this again.As with all IPOs, investors should read the prospectus thoroughly (there is much more information there) and proceed with caution. There is a non-trivial risk that Airbnb will never become consistently profitable. Given the new and disruptive business model, there are regulatory risks. And, as with many tech IPOs, multiple share classes are mean reduced voting power for non-insiders.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address See all posts by James J. McCombielast_img read more

Christian women’s organization creates major following at TCU

first_imgAlexis Biermanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-bierman/ Alexis Bierman Linkedin Twitter Linkedin TAGStext only Interfaith organization creating a safe space for all religions + posts printA nationwide religious women’s organization taking off on campuses throughout the United States is making a name for itself at TCU.Brought to Fort Worth in January of 2016, Delight Ministries, an organization designed to launch, grow and sustain Christ-centered women’s communities at college campuses across the country, works with college women with a desire for deeper community on their campus.Priding itself on creating a safe and welcoming space for college women to share their stories, Delight has helped many women seeking Christian-based friendships.Brooke Ingram, a junior and Delight’s president, said bringing the Christian organization to TCU was a way to meet other girls similar to her.“I wanted to start Delight at TCU because I saw a lot of girls like myself who desired a community coming into TCU that looked a lot like what Delight represents,” Ingram said.Originally formed by Belmont University freshmen Mackenzie Baker and Mackenzie Wilson, Delight serves to invite college women into a Christ-centered community that fosters vulnerability and transforms stories, according to its website. “It is life changing to have a group of women to support each other, keep each other accountable and draw each other closer to the Lord as you are navigating college,” Baker said.Delight seeks to meet its goal of a Christian-based women’s group through weekly chapter meetings, worship nights, dinner parties, backyard bashes and holiday get-togethers.What once started as a Bible study of 20 women has drawn a large following amongst many campuses nationwide, including TCU junior Maggie Streelman.“Coming to college, we have all experienced how tough it can be to find a group of friends with whom you truly connect, especially when you are seeking a Christian community of women,” Streelman said. “The relationships I have already formed in the short period of time that I have had the privilege of leading Delight are worth more than the world to me.”The TCU chapter is one of more than 50 Delight organizations now present in the U.S. For more information on joining Delight at TCU, contact [email protected] Previous articleWestern culture in the Stockyards gives exposure to rising actorNext articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 02 – Shailene Woodley, Aubrih and more) Alexis Bierman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Some TCU Catholics consider election from a moral viewpoint TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Police officers and officials to participate in forum to stregthen community Campus Christian organization set to host the Awakening retreat Alexis Biermanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-bierman/ Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset Twitter Facebook ReddIt Alexis Biermanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-bierman/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Alexis Biermanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-bierman/ Facebooklast_img read more

Music education students network at national convention

first_imgFacebook Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Linkedin ReddIt About 50 music education students are going to the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) convention. (Photo by Shane Battis) Twitter Facebook Previous articleWomen’s hoops tops Texas Tech, 76-62Next articleSpring Football Roster has new pep in its step Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students Shane Battis center_img + posts The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Twitter Linkedin ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ printTubas, trumpets, and many other instruments regularly blast through the practice rooms of Ed Landreth as musicians in the TCU School of Music hone their skills, but these rooms may be quieter this week as music education students depart for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) convention.The (TMEA) convention is an annual meeting held in San Antonio, where thousands of music educators from all over Texas gather to share teaching methods, network, sell instruments, and perform, according to the event website. The four-day event is advertised as the largest gathering of music educators in the country with an estimated 27,000 attendees, including about 10,200 Texas teachers from the kindergarten to collegiate level.The site writes that the convention helps music educators “begin connecting with other music educators and attend clinics designed to help them in their education and preparation for the profession.”Director of the Horned Frog Marching Band Brian Youngblood said he’s been going to the TMEA convention since high school. (Photo by Shane Battis)It has “everything music,” according to Director of the Horned Frog Marching Band, Brian Youngblood.Education is the focus of the gathering, he said, so TCU’s music education majors can benefit. They’ll be able to learn from educators all over the state by listening in on seminars and performances as well as conversing with teachers from other schools.“It’s their chance to be exposed to things, to network and to begin to understand the business of music education in the state of Texas,” Youngblood said.This business, like many other things in Texas, is big.Charlene Smith, an administrative assistant for TCU’s School of Music, said nothing compares to the sheer size and intensity of music in the lone star state. She said this state has more bands and symphonies than anywhere else, even the small towns have symphonies.The convention is held in San Antonio and features about 10,200 music educators. (Photo by Shane Battis)“Music is strong in Texas,” she said. “There’s nothing like this anywhere else.”Because of this, Charlene said networking is very important for people teaching music–especially for private teachers trying to build a reputation and connect with potential students.Networking is the main focus for Ben Smith, a first-year vocal education major who is going to TMEA for the first time. He talked about how many music educators in the state know one another and that tapping into this social scene will be important for his post-college job search.“It’s going to be as simple as going up, shaking hands and smiling,” he said.Smith said the music business is “very interconnected” and that having friends throughout the state can give him an edge as he pursues his education and, hopefully, achieve his goal of becoming a choir director for a Texas high school.Vocal education major Ben Smith estimates that about 50 of his classmates will attend the convention. (Photo by Shane Battis)In addition to networking, Smith also said he’s looking forward to hearing new styles of music. His entire music education has been in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and he’s interested in learning techniques from educators with fresh ideas.“There’s something to be learned from everyone who is as successful and intense as they are in Texas,” Smith said.The TMEA convention in San Antonio, Texas begins Feb. 8 and will continue through Feb. 11. Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Authorities must stop use of excessive force by Istanbul police

first_img Organisation May 31, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities must stop use of excessive force by Istanbul police TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more Read in Turkish / TürkçeReporters Without Borders firmly condemns police violence against journalists covering the “Occupy Gezi Park” protests in Istanbul during the past few days. Reporters have been the victim of both targeted attacks and the indiscriminate violence used by police to disperse demonstrators.“The Istanbul police must be called to order because their repeated use of excessive force is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Thorough and impartial investigations should also be carried out to identify and punish the police officers who deliberately targeted journalists.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The police are required to maintain law and order, but they also have a duty to protect journalists while they are doing their job as reporters.”Well-known freelance journalist Ahmet Sik was hit on the head by a tear gas canister this morning while photographing clashes between police and protesters from a position near a group of parliamentary representatives of the opposition CHP party. Onlookers said the canister was deliberately thrown at Sik from a distance of about 10 metres.Sik was hospitalized with injuries to the back of the head and right side of his face. Reporters Without Borders representative Erol Önderoglu said Sik was conscious but medical staff wanted to keep him under observation and conduct additional tests.The disproportionate force repeatedly used by the police affected many other journalists. Hüseyin Özdemir, a photographer with the daily Milliyet, reported having breathing problems after Gezi Park was constantly enveloped in a thick cloud of tear gas. Hürriyet Daily News photographer Emrah Gürel sustained a leg injury in as yet unclear circumstances.Located close to central Istanbul’s Taksim Square, Gezi Park is to be demolished as part of the square’s ongoing pedestrianization. The park’s defenders have been occupying it since 26 May, holding up work. The police have repeatedly tried to evict them, using more violence each time.The police staged dawn raids yesterday and today on the demonstrators’ camp inside the park, using armoured vehicles, water canon and lots of tear gas, and setting fire to their tents. According to some accounts, the police chased the demonstrators as they fled into nearby streets this morning.The Istanbul police already used excessive force in earlier incidents this month. Watch Hürriyet Daily News photo galleryFollow the events on Twitter: #occupygezi, #geziparkı, #direngeziparki Photo : Hürriyet center_img News News News Related documents polis_gezi_parki_nda_siddete_son_vermeli-2.docMSWORD – 32.5 KB RSF_en TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism lawlast_img read more

Parliamentarian fined for stealing recorders from two journalists

first_img June 29, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Parliamentarian fined for stealing recorders from two journalists Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News Reporters Without Borders hails a Lisbon court’s 26 June decision fining Socialist Party parliamentarian Ricardo Rodrigues 4,950 euros for stealing the mini-recorders of two journalists, Maria Henrique Espada and Fernando Esteves of the magazine Sábado, during an April 2010 interview.“We are satisfied with this ruling which, for the time being at least, ends a bizarre but disturbing case,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In reaching this decision, the court has guaranteed media freedom and protected the rights of journalists in an exemplary manner.”Rodrigues reacted yesterday to the ruling, which found him guilty of violating freedom of the media and information, by resigning as vice-president of the Socialist Party group in the national assembly. His lawyer nonetheless said he intended to appeal.The theft took place during the interview that Rodrigues gave the two journalists on 20 April 2010 in the parliament’s library. When they began to question him about several embarrassing matters, he suddenly jumped up, surreptitiously took their tape-recorders and departed.Defending his action in court, Rodrigues described the journalists’ questions as being of an “unbearable psychological violence.”Portugal is ranked 33rd out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Watch a video of the incident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_CylnffuTA————————————————————————————20.07.2011 – Court rejects parliamentarian’s claim about theft of tape-recordersReporters Without Borders hails a decision by a Lisbon court of investigation on 12 July to prosecute Ricardo Rodrigues, the vice-president of the Socialist Party’s parliamentary group, on a charge of “violating the freedom of the press.”The court ruled in favour of the magazine Sábado, which brought a complaint against Rodrigues because he took the tape-recorders of two Sábado journalists when he was interviewed on 30 April 2001 (see below). The court rejected his claim that he took them in order to “preserve the content of the interview,” and because he intended to hand them over to the judicial authorities in order to have the interview banned from being broadcast. The two tape-recorders were not returned to the magazine until 8 July 2010.——————————————————————————————-12.05.2010 – MP snatches recorders from two journalists during an interview News News PortugalEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Help by sharing this information November 23, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today expressed shock at an incident in which a Portuguese parliamentary deputy snatched audio recorders from two journalists to whom he had granted an interview in the parliamentary library.Ricardo Rodrigues, vice-president of the majority Socialist Party (PS) group in the parliament, seized the digital recorders from two journalists from the magazine Sábado, before storming out of the room, on 30 April 2010.The interview was however filmed on the camera of the magazine’s photographer and posted on Sábado’s website. In the footage, the deputy can clearly been seen taking the two recorders and putting them in his pocket before leaving, to the mute astonishment of the two journalists, Maria Henrique Espada and Fernando Esteves. (See the Sábado video) : Rodrigues on 5 May explained his “rash” behaviour by an “unbearable psychological violence” caused to him by the journalists’ questions. They had been questioning him about the resignation of the Azores regional government in 2003 on the basis of rumours that have never been the subject of a judicial investigation and about possible complicity in a case of fraud and forgery brought before the courts in 2008. “We are shocked by this surreal behaviour that one normally sees only in the most authoritarian countries”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “This theft of equipment and this attitude to the press are quite simply unworthy of a deputy who holds such a high position in the country’s parliament.”“Nobody forced Mr Rodrigues to give an interview or to be recorded. He could have put an end to the interview without stealing the recorders. Moreover, to view press questions as “unbearable psychological violence” appears to be a disgraceful exaggeration”, it added. Rodrigues on 3 May sought an injunction on the airing of the interview, attaching the two stolen recorders. The judge has still not ruled on his application and the recorders have not yet been returned to the magazine. “Not content with having illegally taken the Sábado crew’s equipment, the deputy is now planning nothing less than censorship of the magazine on World Press Freedom Day. It appears that in the haste of his “rash” behaviour, Mr Rodriguez forgot to take the two journalists’ video camera but recovered his presence of mind to get the law to ban broadcast of footage of the interview that he probably thought he could manage to delete”, the organisation continued. “We demand that the two recorders still held by the judge hearing the case should be immediately returned to the two Sabado journalists. There can be no justification for the court to keep the “evidence” which has been obtained by theft and which are anyway available on Sábado’s website. We also wish to draws the judge’s attention to the fact that the two journalists’ recorders contain interviews with people on subjects which have absolutely nothing to do with this case.”“In stealing them, Mr Rodriguez has dealt a serious blow to the protection of sources and could be held responsible for any consequences as a result of the breach of confidentiality of this information”, it added.“We also urge the judge to quickly close this case which does not constitute defamation in any way. The journalists only did their job in asking Mr Rodriguez simple questions which he was completely free to answer or not”. Sábado has laid a complaint for theft and press freedom violation, based on the 1999 law governing the status of journalists which says that journalists cannot have equipment seized or be forced to hand over information obtained during the course of their work, except under a legal order or in other cases laid down by law. President of the socialist parliamentary group, Francisco Assis, reaffirmed his confidence in Ricardo Rodriguez, saying that “nobody should be judged on the basis of a heated reaction”. The other parliamentary groups have not expressed any opinion. The media regulatory body (ERC) has said the case is not within its remit.“We are still astounded by the absence of reactions from the political class, starting with the Socialist Party to which Mr Rodriguez belongs. It is not possible to legitimately condemn press freedom violations in the world while allowing such behaviour on the part of one of a party’s most senior representatives. Likewise, without going in for political lynching one might expect stronger condemnation from the parliament over the actions of one of its deputies. This silence is unacceptable”, Reporters Without Borders concluded. 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Remembering Caltech Crystallographer Richard Marsh, 94

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News People Remembering Caltech Crystallographer Richard Marsh, 94 From CALTECH Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 5:16 pm Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Richard Marsh celebrates Linus Pauling’s 85th birthday at Caltech in 1986. From left to right: Brahama Sharma, Richard Marsh, Linus Pauling, Sten O. Samson, and Linus Pauling, Jr. Credit: Caltech ArchivesRichard Marsh (BS ’43), senior research associate in chemistry, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on January 3, 2017, at the age of 94.Marsh, who went by the name Dick, was a crystallographer, and a colleague, mentor, and friend to generations of scientists. His career at Caltech started before World War II, spanned the golden age of structural chemistry led by Caltech’s Linus Pauling, and continued to flourish into the 21st century. Crystallography is an experimental approach for determining in detail the locations of the atoms in a molecule by analyzing how X-rays are scattered from a crystalline sample of that compound.“Dick was a legendary one-of-a-kind crystallographer who was recognized for his mastery of the field and his rigorous standards. He trained generations of students and postdocs and was widely respected as representing the heart and soul of crystallography,” says Doug Rees, the Roscoe Gilkey Dickinson Professor of Chemistry and faculty director of the Molecular Observatory for Macromolecular Crystallography at Caltech.Marsh was born in Jackson, Michigan, in 1922. He arrived at Caltech as a freshman in 1939, graduating with a degree in applied chemistry in 1943. “He would describe the required technical drawing course that he took with an enthusiasm that presaged his future talents in detailing molecular structure,” says Rees.Although Linus Pauling had established Caltech as a world center for crystallography around this time, Marsh’s interest in this area did not begin then. In 1945, after Marsh was discharged from the US Navy in New Orleans, the home of his fiancée Helena Laterriere (whom he married in 1947), he started graduate school at Tulane University. He enrolled in the X-ray crystallography course at H. Sophie Newcomb College, the women’s college of Tulane, as it was one of the few available classes with an opening. As reported in an issue of Caltech’s Engineering & Science magazine, Marsh said the class changed his life, and that the instructor Rose Mooney inspired him to become a crystallographer. Tulane did not offer a PhD in chemistry, so after this introduction to crystallography, Marsh transferred to UCLA where he received his PhD in 1950 with James McCullough for crystallographic studies of organoselenium compounds, which are molecules with carbon-selenium bonds.Marsh returned to Caltech in 1950 as a postdoctoral research fellow, working with Pauling on crystallography. He became a research associate in 1973, senior research associate in 1981, and senior research associate, emeritus, in 1990. Marsh was critically involved in many noteworthy structural developments, including work on hydrates, trimesic acid, protonated water clusters, intermetallic compounds, and the detailed geometry of amino acids and peptides. Marsh’s structural study of a protein in silk called fibroin culminated in the textbook model for a protein structural feature called the anti-parallel beta sheet. That research still resonates today for its implications in the architecture of amyloid fibril plaques associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.“Dick Marsh was an exceptionally talented crystallographer whose work had enormous impact on young and old investigators alike,” says Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry at Caltech. “I learned so much discussing structures with him. I knew that if he couldn’t solve a structure, it couldn’t be solved!”A characteristic of Marsh’s research was to carefully analyze the errors in a crystal structure determination. Rees recalls that Marsh was particularly upset about the most egregious cases of incorrect structure determinations, often due to erroneous assignments of the underlying arrangements of the constituent molecules in crystals. As Marsh noted in his crystallographic history: “I somehow take such errors personally: they should not happen in MY field of study.”From his office in the Beckman Institute at Caltech, Marsh continued surveying and correcting reported structures for the rest of his life. “The threat to other crystallographers of being publicly ‘Marshed’ for publishing a problematic structure undoubtedly contributed to increased scrutiny and care that prevented a number of incorrect crystal structures from ever being published,” says Rees.He served as president of the American Crystallographic Association in 1993, and was co-editor of Acta Crystallographica from 1964 to 1971. He was the first recipient in 2004 of the American Crystallographic Association’s Kenneth N. Trueblood Award, given for exceptional achievement in computational or chemical crystallography.Marsh was a research mentor to both students and young faculty. John Bercaw, Caltech’s Centennial Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, recalls approaching Marsh back in 1975 to help solve the structure of a key compound that cleanly generates hydrazine from molecular nitrogen. Bercaw had been informed that solving the compound’s crystal structure was not possible. After Bercaw explained to Marsh the major importance of obtaining this crystal structure, Marsh immediately accepted the challenge and devised a method for solving the structure, allowing for further studies of the mechanism of hydrazine formation.“Dick’s inquisitiveness, integrity, compassion, and his intolerance of sloppy thinking and bureaucracy, epitomize the best traditions of Caltech, while highlighting the impact that one person can have on a field and generations of scientists,” says Bercaw.Marsh leaves behind his wife Helena; his four children Susan (Bill Winnie), Chip (Kay), Kirby (Bob Lauderback), and Stephen (Susan); 11 grandchildren and their spouses; and four great-grandchildren.last_img read more

John McAreavey will not be recalled as a witness in his wifes murder trial

first_imgNews WhatsApp Facebook Prosecutors in the Michaela McAreavey murder trial will not recall her husband to the witness stand.A prosecution lawyer had said John McAreavey had “mixed up” some of the dates in his evidence on Wednesday.Following an objection from the defence, he will not have to return to court to give a clarification.30-year-old Avinash Treebhoowoon, and 42-year-old Sandip Moneea, both deny murdering the County Tyrone teacher in her honeymoon suite in Mauritius in January 2011.Today the court is due to hear from a room service attendant at the Legends Hotel where Mrs McAreavey was killed. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest By News Highland – June 8, 2012 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR John McAreavey will not be recalled as a witness in his wifes murder trial WhatsApp Google+center_img Google+ Twitter Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleDeputy Joe McHugh says Donegal people were happy to see treaty passed nationallyNext articleSinn Fein will have no problem if Labour Cllr McBrearty is elected as Mayor News Highland last_img read more

Fire Mountain returns to studio 116

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Published 8:46 pm Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Fire Mountain returns to studio 116 Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Survivors’ Dinner is rescheduled Due to the stormy weather conditions, the Pike County Relay for Life Survivors’ Dinner has been reschedule and will be… read more By popular demand, Fire Mountain will be back at studio 116 on South Main Street in downtown Brundidge Saturday night.The popular Americana folk rock band will kick off its summer schedule in one of its favorite venues, said Perry Brown, lead singer/songwriter.“We’ve played studio 116 several times and it’s a great place to perform. The atmosphere is great,” Brown said. “Around this area, there aren’t many venues that feature original music. And no one else is doing the kind of music we do.”So Fire Mountain at studio 116 is a unique opportunity for those who enjoy Americana folk rock music.Brown said he’s not exactly sure how to describe Americana folk rock but it alternates between Southern slow-burners and folk-rock jam.“We won’t blow the doors off but it’s full,” he said. “Saturday night at studio 116 is going to be a lot of fun … and full.”Brown has sometimes performed at studio 116 with just a couple of backup players. But Saturday night the band will be full with Ryan Richburg on guitar; Walter Black on bass; Bryan Segraves, on piano and Adam Vinson on drums. Vinson and Segraves are also vocalists.Brown writes songs about things that are going on in his life in a personal and heartfelt way.“Through my music, I try to express the human journey of love, life and faith,” he said. “We tend to write a lot about life changes. Our previous albums have been about changes. Our latest album, ‘All Dies Down’ is no different. It focuses mostly on the shift that occurs when you start to settle down in life and have to learn to get over yourself in order to live with another person.”Fire Mountain has already laid claim to a good measure of fame.Since its formation in 2009, Fire Mountain was named by Paste Magazine as one of the “12 Alabama Bands You Need to Know Now” and has toured throughout the Southeast.As Fire Mountain’s acclaim grows and, with the collective aggressive ambition of the band members, Brown said the band’s goal is to be the next standout in the “ever-fertile musical soil of Alabama.”Admission to the Fire Mountain concert is $8 for individuals and $15 for couples.The doors will open at 7 p.m. with DJ Gilroy. The opening act for Fire Mountain will be Wilder Adkins, folksinger/songwriter. Adkins, a native of Marietta, Georgia, grew up hearing the old folk songs his dad would play. As a young man, he lived for a short while in a small village in the middle of India, where he learned to sing in the unabashed style of simple people. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Print Article Latest Stories Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the authorlast_img read more