International Breweries Plc (INTBRE.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgInternational Breweries Plc (INTBRE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about International Breweries Plc (INTBRE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the International Breweries Plc (INTBRE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: International Breweries Plc (INTBRE.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileInternational Breweries Plc is a brewery in Nigeria which brews, packages and markets a range of beer and non-alcoholic malt beverages. The company is known for its beer sold under the Trophy brand name and non-alcoholic malt drink sold under the Betamalt brand name, namely Trophy Lager, Trophy Black and Betamalt malt drink. Other brands packaged and marketed by International Breweries Plc include Castle Milk Stout, Castle Lager, Redds, Hero, Grand Malt and Voltic Water. The company’s head office is in Osun State, Nigeria and its distribution centres are in Ibadan, Lagos and Ilorin. International Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The rise of Exeter Chiefs

first_img Group hug: Exeter Chiefs celebrate during their 52-0 win over London Welsh earlier this season As Exeter welcome Saracens to Sandy Park, head coach Rob Baxter says that the Chiefs’ form this season is no miracle LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “They have an incredibly strong squad and like to build a brick wall. It’s a fantastic mental challenge for us: how much does it mean to us to stay second in the league? People talk about playing in finals or semi-finals and this is one of those games – it’s the sort of game you should dream about being involved in.”Saturday 29 November: Exeter v Saracens (4.30pm, Sandy Park) TAGS: Exeter Chiefs Centre of attention: Henry Slade has impressed in a midfield role this seasonThe Chiefs aren’t alone in selecting two natural tens in their back-line – Leicester, London Irish, Gloucester and Newcastle have all done so recently, not to mention England – but they do it better than anyone else. It helps that Slade is left-footed, but Exeter are particularly adept at switching play in midfield, keeping their options open to attack either side of a breakdown instead of going wide early.Their kicking, set-piece and out-to-in defence have all improved and they’re learning to back up emotionally-charged performances. After winning at Northampton, the next fixture with Wasps was just the banana skin that previously would have tripped them. Not now.Risk-reward balanceCrucially, too, their game management is showing signs of the maturity needed to notch those wins. Too often the Chiefs have coughed up soft points by being penalised when running and recycling the ball deep in their own half.A dash of pragmatism was needed and we’ve seen it this term, though not, says Baxter, because of any directive from the coaches. Rather, it is natural evolution, because with experience comes better decision-making. And with teams expecting Exeter to run from everywhere, sides have left space behind the line for the Chiefs to kick into.Exeter’s running ethos is firmly intact, however, and they remain a joy to watch and a beacon of positivity for the game at large.“To be successful as a club, you need something different in your DNA, something to hang your hat on,” says Baxter. “We try to play with ambition and score tries. There are reasons for that and number one is that I want to work with players who enjoy what they’re doing. We want to play to win matches, and train to improve, not play to avoid relegation and scrape through games 6-3.“If you set your stall out to be positive you’ll err on the side of danger. When we went to Leinster (in the Heineken Cup) we attacked them and attacked them and attacked them, and we very nearly won it. We attacked because it was a fantastic opportunity for the players to develop. To carry the ball, to make passes, to be involved in the game.”Boot boy: Gareth Steenson’s kicking is key to Exeter’s game planDream fixtureExeter have won just two of their previous nine meetings with Saracens, but the visitors have stumbled a little lately whilst Exeter are on a five-match winning streak in all competitions. Only Leicester have won at Sandy Park this season.“Our games against Saracens are always humdingers. They have tremendous physicality and are a very hard-working unit. They pride themselves on not making mistakes and a lot of their qualities are ones we like to instil in our own team. AS CHRISTMAS rushes towards us, what are the standout stories in this season’s Aviva Premiership? No one expected London Welsh to be so utterly out of their depth, and those routs for Leicester (0-45) and Harlequins (0-39) were pretty sensational. But the story so far has to be the resurgence of Exeter Chiefs, who petered out last season to finish eighth and now sit second, two places and three points above this weekend’s illustrious opponents Saracens. They’re the Southampton FC of rugby’s top flight.Few saw this coming, certainly not Stuart Barnes, who in Rugby World predicted an 11th-place finish for the durable Devonians. So how has it come about? There’s surely more to it than a metaphorical sobering up after their LV= Cup celebrations last March.“More than anything it’s about time,” says Rob Baxter, head of the coaching team that this week signed new contracts tying them to the club until 2018.“Seventeen of our regular match-day 23 have only just played their first full season. Ben Moon and Jack Yeandle in the front row, Dave Ewers, Ben White and Kai Horstmann in the back row, Damian Welch at second-row. It’s all the way through the team: Dave Lewis, Henry Slade, Jack Nowell, Sam Hill.“When we did our player reviews, these players were saying, ‘It was a fantastic season, I broke into the team and kept my spot and we won a cup.’ We finished a comfortable eighth, we won the LV= Cup and as a group we garnered a lot of experience. It’s not a miracle that these players are now more composed and more comfortable.”Staying put: Rob Baxter and his coaching team have just committed to Exeter until 2018Fine marginsIf time brings cohesion, it also brings perspective. According to Baxter, some observers lost sight of Exeter’s true standing in the fog of the win-loss columns.“People forget that the difference between winning and losing can be very fine margins,” he says. “Last season we lost seven Premiership games by one score, four or five of them by one point. In six of those seven games we were leading into the second half.“What does it take to turn those defeats into wins? One decision, one mistake, one call by the referee. There are a lot of fine margins and that’s what kept us strong, because we knew how close we were (to winning more games).”Slade’s X-factorThe thundering Thomas Waldrom, the league’s top try-scorer, has proved an inspired signing after he was discarded prematurely by Leicester. But the most significant personnel change has been a positional one, with the decision to field two first receivers, Gareth Steenson and Henry Slade, in the same line-up. Last season they vied for the No 10 shirt.“Being able to field two first receivers, two kickers, two decision-makers who see space and communicate it, all helps. The back-line we have now has been made possible because of Henry’s fantastic defence – it’s what stands him apart from a lot of other players.“Henry has the skills and vision of a ten but also the tenacity in contact of a top-class centre. Some players have two or three important qualities but Henry has it all, he has the X-factor.”last_img read more

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Pray ‘fervently’ for peace in elections, says Kenya archbishop

first_img 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Africa, Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Eliud Wabukala has called on all Kenyans to pray “fervently” for peace during the forthcoming general elections.His appeal came in a statement released after a meeting convened by the Anglican Church of Kenya to “consult and reflect” on “healing and reconciliation” as the country approaches its next general elections on March 4.“Kenyans need to pray for healing and reconciliation in order to overcome the lingering bitterness from past violence,” he said. “Let all Kenyans pray for peace, unity and tolerance. This is a call to fervent, concerted prayer for our nation, her potential leaders and citizens.”The last general elections in 2007 were marred by violence and killings. More than 1,300 people died and between 180,000 to 250,000 were displaced during the post-election violence.“While in the past, electoral seasons have been characterized by animosity, tensions and violence, as happened on a grand scale in 2007/2008, we exhort Kenyans to seize the moment and do it differently this time by shunning violence,” said Wabukala.Wabukala reminded Kenyans of the importance of these particular elections to their country. “We are in a decisive moment that will lay foundations for the future,” he said. “We cannot conduct peaceful campaigns and elections without divine intervention.”The archbishop also reminded Kenyan voters to take time to examine carefully the candidates aspiring for political office to ensure that “Kenya is led at all levels by men and women who have humility and lead with integrity, transparency, and accountability.”In a separate interview, Joyce Mwangi, documentation and communications officer for the Anglican Church of Kenya, revealed that the province partnered with the media and other churches in Kenya to organize and broadcast the first-ever televised debate for presidential aspirants on Feb. 14.“This was a debate with a Christian edge. Issues of morality and ethics such as abortion and corruption took center stage,” she said. “It was an effort to make leaders accountable to the people.” Mwangi also said that through the Kenyan Anglican Youth Organisation, the church has taken a “proactive” role of ensuring that youths actively participate in the elections without engaging in violent activities.“We have come up with a youth initiative called Wanjika, a Swahili term meaning ‘I will be accountable,’” she said. “It calls upon all the youths in the country to peacefully participate in the elections.”The Anglican Church in Kenya is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that peace prevails in the elections. “We have asked each and every parish to make sure that every service talks about peace, active participation in elections and the acceptance of the election results,” said Mwangi.Wabukala also challenged the security wing of government to continuously reassure Kenyans of the plans they have in place to avert a breakdown in law and order during the entire elections period.“We call upon the inspector general of police to use every legal avenue available to ensure that law and order is maintained during the campaigns, polling and after,” he said. “It is also important for all Kenyans to remain vigilant and alert during the electioneering period in view of the fact that we are still vulnerable to terror attacks.”The archbishop added: “Let us remember that our beloved nation is for us and the generations to come, our heritage from God. We have a responsibility to build a stable, prosperous and godly nation for ourselves and for those who will come after us, otherwise, history will judge this generation harshly.” Submit a Press Release Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion Pray ‘fervently’ for peace in elections, says Kenya archbishop New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Bellah ZuluPosted Feb 18, 2013 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

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100 wealthiest entertainers in Europe

100 wealthiest entertainers in Europe Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. EuroBusiness magazine has published a list of the 100 wealthiest entertainers in Europe. Top of the list is Julio Iglesias with career earnings of ‚€480 million, followed by Sir Elton John with career earnings of ‚€262 million.The list appears in the November issue of EuroBusiness (p.85).  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 October 2000 | News read more

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History professor explores the people behind the fight for civil rights in Texas

first_imgTAGSphotos Twitter Twitter Sam Bruton Five Graphic Design seniors to unveil three plus years worth of works Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Linkedin + posts Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Previous articleTCU considering on-campus centralized testing centerNext articleUCC’s advent events have begun Sam Bruton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “Blue Texas” details the goals of different activist groups and how they united for change. (Photo courtesy of Max Krochmal) Virtual Tour: Fort Worth murals and where to find them Sam is a sophomore Journalism major and Graphic Design minor from Celina, Texas. She has a passion for photography and her cat, Albus. Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @sbbrut! Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/center_img Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Facebook printWhile many scholars of the civil rights era have focused their attention on the larger than life heroes of the movement, one TCU historian has shifted his attention to the local people who worked on the front lines.Dr. Max Krochmal said thinking of history from a top-down perspective, which examines characters such as leading generals and presidents, provides a limited scope.  “You can’t understand civil rights if you only look at it from the perspective of thepresident or even Dr. King,” said Krochmal. Krochmal examined how African Americans, Mexican Americans, organized labor, and the liberal movement of white reformers fought for civil rights in Texas in his newly released book, “Blue Texas: The Making of a Multicultural Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era.”“Blue Texas” details the goals of different activist groups and how they united for change. (Photo courtesy of Max Krochmal)He will be at the TCU Bookstore Monday evening for a book signing. “My real focus was to try to pull out what really mattered in this unwieldy big story and figure out how to narrate four tales at once,” he said of the work that began with his dissertation. “Blue Texas” explores how disagreement within communities shaped the strategy of multiracial coalition building.  The groups had different goals as activists but worked together, forging human relationships in the process. These groups eventually overthrew Jim Crow and Juan Crow while organizing voter education and registration campaigns. The biggest takeaway, Krochmal said, is realizing that Texas’ timeless tradition of “cowboy conservatism” and big hair sits atop a “robust tradition of liberal, union and civil rights activism.” Krochmal said anyone who wants to carry that forward can draw on the traditions he explores in the book.“Students or community members can feel more supported that they’re standing on the shoulders of tenacious and innovative activists of the past,” he said.Krochmal said he wanted to understand why people participated in the civil rights movement and what their goals were. “I’m trying to get to their voices and not think about them as a statistic,” he said. “I did my best to understand them on their own terms and follow their movements.”“Blue Texas” is a narrative history. Krochmal said he presented historical figures as characters, but in a way readers can identify with while being accurate. The book follows about a dozen key activists who organized within their communities and built bridges with other groups.One challenge was building a narrative about people who haven’t been part of the public story. Moses Leroy, an African American from southeast Houston and a civil rights, union activist and survivor of the 1917 race riot at Camp Logan, is one of the activists in “Blue Texas.”  While researching for the book, Krochmal visited libraries in Houston, San Antonio and Arlington. (Photo courtesy of Max Krochmal)Krochmal found recorded interviews of Leroy and a small collection of his items that are preserved at the Houston Public Library.  One of the Krochmal’s favorite findings was a mass letter Leroy had written to his neighbors. “It’s a rare moment in which you get to hear him speak,” said Krochmal. The professor didn’t stay quiet in libraries for all of his research.  He drove to the address of Leroy’s now abandoned Houston home and sat on the front porch, where in the 1980s a sociologist had interviewed Leroy and his wife.  “You try to see the physical spaces they inhabited and learn anything you can from that,” said Krochmal.Krochmal’s narrative includes archived interviews, labor union records, records of local activities, newspapers and government documents.“As a historian you are a detective of the past.  Your job is to uncover every shred of evidence,” he said.  Krochmal conducted interviews, visited dusty libraries all over Texas and traveled where the sources led him. In the oral interviews, Krochmal said, he was steered to write a political history as well because people are telling him what mattered to them.“What became clear was that civil rights wasn’t just about access or integrations, but also about economic issues, job opportunities and the push for independent political power.” Meet Diane Snow, new dean of the John V. Roach Honors College ReddIt Facebook TCU observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month ReddIt Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store last_img read more

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MyHeritage to be Acquired by Leading Private Equity Firm Francisco Partners

first_img TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp MyHeritage to be Acquired by Leading Private Equity Firm Francisco Partnerscenter_img Local NewsBusiness Facebook TEL AVIV, Israel & LEHI, Utah & SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– MyHeritage, the leading global service for discovering your past and empowering your future, announced today that Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Since 2003, MyHeritage has pioneered a new approach to discovering family history, making it easier and more accessible to millions of people around the world. Founder-led and fueled by a deep-seated passion for genealogy and a commitment to innovation, MyHeritage has built a successful, subscription-based global enterprise. Powered by unique and proprietary technologies, the MyHeritage platform is currently used by 62 million users worldwide and is available in 42 languages, which is a testament to the company’s international reach and diverse user base. MyHeritage users have collectively created more than 58 million family trees. Making History MyHeritage has invested heavily in developing technologies designed to help users make breakthrough discoveries in their family history research. The company amassed an extensive database of 13 billion historical records, including exclusive collections from many countries. The platform’s many features include world-class tools for colorizing and enhancing historical photos that are based on artificial intelligence. “When I founded the company from my home eighteen years ago, I had a clear vision that drove me, and continues to drive me today – to make family history discovery easier using technology and to unlock the fun in genealogy: the human pursuit that bonds people,” said Gilad Japhet, Founder and CEO of MyHeritage. “With the help of an excellent and dedicated team, years of hard work, and with constant technological innovation, we created new and exciting ways for people to learn about their origins. In Francisco Partners we see a true partner for our journey ahead, not only demonstrated by the trust they are placing in our company through this acquisition, but in their desire for us to remain true to our vision by continuing along our path and helping us do what we do best – putting our users first and giving them life-enriching, and sometimes life-changing, experiences. This move will enable us to reach new heights, invest more resources in creating greater value for our users and to reach a larger audience. We’re incredibly excited for this next chapter in our company’s evolution.” “By leveraging our operational expertise, market resources and strong industry networks, we believe Francisco Partners is uniquely positioned to help MyHeritage accelerate its vision for growth. We are deeply impressed by the incredible achievements and relentless determination of Gilad, a visionary leader in genealogy who has grown the company from a start-up to a profitable global market leader,” said Eran Gorev, Francisco Partners‘ President of Israel & Senior Operating Partner, who will join the MyHeritage board of directors upon the closing of the transaction. “We are looking forward to partnering with Gilad and the entire MyHeritage team to help drive market expansion for the company.” “With its unmatched presence across Europe combined with its development of unique, cutting-edge technologies, MyHeritage is an ideal investment for Francisco Partners. The company has proven itself to be an innovation powerhouse through its robust subscription business, unique positioning, advanced technology portfolio, and international focus that has enabled it to build a superior user experience,” said Matt Spetzler, Co-Head of Europe and Partner at Francisco Partners, who will also join the MyHeritage board upon closing. “Francisco Partners shares MyHeritage’s vision for growth as well as its intense commitment to ensuring the privacy of its users. The users’ personal data is an extremely important priority and we will work together with MyHeritage to expand its already strong privacy framework going forward.” Since its inception, MyHeritage has raised $49 million in 5 rounds of financing, the last of which took place in 2012, after which the company turned profitable. The company’s investors have included private investors Yuval Rakavy and Aviv Raiz, who invested in the company in 2005 and have continued to support it ever since, as well as Accel, Index Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. With their support, the company accelerated its growth and completed 11 strategic acquisitions. Some of the company’s current investors will be re-investing into the company alongside Francisco Partners, including HP Beteiligungs GmbH, Yuval Rakavy, the company’s founder and CEO Gilad Japhet, and independent investor Gigi Levy. Doing Good MyHeritage is a company that not only believes in doing well, but also in doing good, and seeks opportunities to use its tools and services to leave a profound positive impact on the world. Its pro bono initiatives include DNA Quest, a program that helps adoptees reunite with their biological families by providing thousands of free DNA tests to select applicants, and Tribal Quest, an initiative that helps to document the family histories and cultural heritage of remote tribes around the world. In addition, with the onset of the coronavirus in 2020, MyHeritage established a COVID-19 testing lab in Israel in an effort to save lives and help Israel fight the pandemic. Committing to Lead in Privacy MyHeritage takes a best-in-class approach to user privacy and does not sell or license personal data. Under MyHeritage’s partnership with Francisco Partners, this commitment will be further strengthened and users will benefit from enhancements to the company’s privacy framework. As a first step in this strategy, MyHeritage will shortly update its privacy policy to include the unequivocal prohibition for the company to license or sell genetic data to any 3rd party. These updates will be highly unique amongst the larger genealogy and genetic DNA industry and are a testament to the commitment both MyHeritage and Francisco Partners share to privacy and consumers. Goldfarb Seligman acted as legal advisor and J.P. Morgan acted as exclusive financial advisor to MyHeritage on the transaction. Meitar and Fried Frank advised Francisco Partners. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory review. About MyHeritage MyHeritage is the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history. With billions of historical records and family tree profiles, and with sophisticated matching technologies that work across all its assets, MyHeritage allows users to discover their past and empower their future. MyHeritage DNA is one of the world’s largest consumer DNA databases, with 4.8 million customers. MyHeritage is the most popular DNA test and family history service in Europe. Since 2020, MyHeritage has also been home to some of the world’s best AI technologies for enhancing and colorizing historical photos. www.myheritage.com About Francisco Partners Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Since its launch over 20 years ago, Francisco Partners has invested in more than 300 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. With more than $25 billion in assets under management, the firm invests in opportunities where its deep sectoral knowledge and operational expertise can help companies realize their full potential. For more information on Francisco Partners, please visit www.franciscopartners.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005905/en/ CONTACT: MyHeritage Rafi Mendelsohn Director of PR & Social Media Phone: 917-725-5018 Email:[email protected] Partners Whit Clay / Dan Zacchei [email protected]/[email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UTAH UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ISRAEL MIDDLE EAST INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE INTERNET FINANCE FAMILY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER OTHER CONSUMER SOURCE: MyHeritage Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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A CONCERN: Human trafficking topic of joint meeting

first_img “Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Alabama,” Thomas said. “Although, here in Pike County, we have not been affected directly, we are affected indirectly through the Internet.”Thomas said the Internet is one of the best things that has happened for today’s world and one of the worst. Predators use the Internet – social media – to slip into homes and lure and trap young people into risky situations, +the sheriff said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell “The women and even children who are especially vulnerable to human trafficking are the runaways, those who are on drugs and those who have been sexually abused. The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the United States is 12 to 14 years. Between 14,500 and 17,000 are trafficked into the United States each year. Thomas said as long as there are people who are vulnerable and those who will prey on them, human trafficking will continue to be widespread and can filter into the smallest of communities. “With computers and the Internet, predators have a worldwide place to do business.”Thomas said he is not discounting that human trafficking could be happening even in and around Pike County. With computers and the Internet, anything is possible and, who would know?“Be aware and report any activity that seems suspicious, he said. “Know what you children are doing. Know what sites they are searching on computers. “If you see anything going on in your town or neighborhood that gives you reason for concern, report it to local law enforcement or the National Hot Line.”Thomas said it’s better to ere on the side of caution, than to let a child be trapped into human trafficking.The number for the Human Trafficking Hotline is 1-888-373-7888. You Might Like WAXING HISTORIC: CCS students bring history to life Messenger photo/Jonah EnfingerStudents at Covenant Christian School brought history to life on Friday with a wax museum presentation. Above, Penelope… read more Latest Stories Published 3:00 am Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Print Articlecenter_img Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking. Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas was invited to speak to the United Methodist Women Circles of Brundidge United Methodist Church Monday. Thomas said, although his department has not made a case on human trafficking, it’s probably closer to home than anyone would want to think.Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas was the guest speaker at a combined meeting of the United Methodist Women of Brundidge United Methodist Church Monday morning. Sara Bowden, president of the Rachel Rodgers UMW Morning Circle, said Thomas was invited to speak on human trafficking, a topic of growing interest and concern all across the world and Alabama, as well. “Human trafficking is not foreign to small counties like Pike or small communities like Brundidge,” Bowden said, adding that the problem might not be one of great concern locally but, “perhaps, it should be.”Thomas said the Pike County Sheriff’s Department has not made a case on human trafficking but did not discount that one could be made “on up the road.” Book Nook to reopen “We used to think that human trafficking happened only in other countries but we know now that it happens worldwide,” he said. “Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking.  It reportedly generates a profit of $32 billion a year. Close to home, Atlanta’s illegal sex industry brings in nearly $290 million a year.”Atlanta is a big city with a lot of conventions, a lot of hotels and a lot of parties going on.  Also, a big draw to Atlanta is the airport, which is the busiest in the world, Thomas said.A big city with a busy airport and lots of parties going on is a prime place for traffickers. “Using a computer, a man can make arrangements through a trafficker to fly in, meet a child and fly out and who could know?” Thomas said. “Computers make human trafficking easy and difficult to track. A CONCERN: Human trafficking topic of joint meeting Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Description and quantification of field attack rates by predatory mites: An example using an electrophoresis method with a species of Antarctic mite

first_imgPolyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and subsequent esterase staining provide an alternative to immunological methods for investigating the diet of microarthropods which cannot be observed directly. Attack rates in field populations of Antarctic microarthropods by the predator Gamasellus racovitzai were calculated by proportional and quantitative analyses of electrophoresis results. Results were quantified by transmission densitometry and a digestion curve for ingested prey esterases was defined. An exponential decay model of digestion, incorporating meal size, was used, and a method potentially enabling both the time since feeding and the composite meal size to be estimated for individual predators is described. These methods are applied to samples of predatory mites collected from the Antarctic Peninsula. Although estimated attack rates were low, about 0.1–0.3 prey per predator per day, they may be sufficient to cause severe local reduction in prey density.last_img read more

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Competition: Win tickets to Common People 2016

first_imgCommon People Festival is to take place this coming May Bank holiday weekend (28th and 29th May) on South Park, Oxford.With Duran Duran and Primal Scream headlining, as well as acts including Katy B, Craig David’s TS5, Public Enemy, Gaz Coombes and Ghostpoet, the festival, curated by Bestival’s Rob da Bank, is not to be missed.Cherwell are giving one lucky reader the opportunity to win two tickets for the Oxford-based festival. To enter, take to Twitter to answer the following question:“Who on the line-up for Common People would you most like to see live?”All tweets must include your answer, and mention @CherwellMusic and @CommonPeopleOx as well as the hashtag #commonpeopleClosing date: Midday Friday 6th MayThe winner will be drawn at random and announced on the afternoon of 6th May via the @CherwellMusic account. One entry per person. Get tweeting!last_img read more

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Ditty’s secures international contracts

first_imgBiscuits and oatcakes from Northern Irish bakery Ditty’s are gaining an international following after the company secured new export contracts with companies in New Zealand and London, and began talks with potential customers in France and Hong Kong.The Castledawson company has started shipping Ditty’s branded shortbread and oat biscuits to New Zealand-based Viva Corporate Gifts, after the hamper company discovered the range online.“They contacted us by e-mail and we have since shipped the full range of Ditty’s sweet shortbread and savoury oatmeal biscuits to Viva for their Christmas hampers. It’s another exciting new market for Ditty’s and we look forward to seeing it grow and develop,” said MD Robert Ditty.The bakery has also gained a new listing for its full range of biscuits with butcher Jack O’Shea’s, which has stores in Knightsbridge and Brussels, plus a concession in Selfridges, Oxford St. Ditty’s is also currently in negotiation with a French independent retailer, as well as a with a distributor based in Hong Kong, who supplies into the wider Chinese market. The company already supplies Waitrose, Fortnum & Mason and Paxton & Whitfield in the UK.last_img read more

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