first_img whatsapp It put the fall down to a reduced gain of £7.9m on investment properties compared to £51.8m in 2018. Share Chief executive Frederic Vecchioli said: “Safestore’s performance has been robust in the first half of the year and continues to build on the strong earnings and dividend growth achieved over the last five years.” Safestore posted a jump in profits for the first half of FY21, and forecasted full-year earnings at the top end of the guidance range. Callum Keown whatsapp Safestore has five new stores in the pipeline as it prepares to meet the demand for its services in both the UK and Paris. The figures Safestore boosted as self-storage market resilient to economic uncertainty While its profits fell due to its investment properties compared with the previous years, the company reported strong growth in both its core markets and an earnings boost. Revenue jumped 5.6 per cent to £73.1m, while underlying earnings also climbed 5.9 per cent to £41.4m, both led by a rise in occupancy rates. He added: “The self-storage market remains resilient to macroeconomic uncertainty and we continue to capture growing levels of demand in the UK and in Paris, with double digit new let growth on a like-for-like basis in both markets. However, profits fell more than 50 per cent due to a reduced gain on its investment properties. Read more: Safestore plans four new units after strong year of growth Since the company launched an acquisition and development programme in 2016, it has added 38 stores to its business, which includes the five on the horizon. What they said Read more: Safestore profits stack up due to turnaround Tuesday 18 June 2019 7:43 am Why it’s interesting Safestore reported pre-tax profits of £38.2m in the six months to the end of April, 53 per cent down on the same period the previous year. The company posted an interim dividend of 5.5p per share – a 7.8 per cent rise on the previous year. Self storage company Safestore enjoyed an earnings boost in the first half of the year as occupancy rates rose in its UK and Parisian stores. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OraclePsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinancelast_img read more

first_img Please enter a valid email address. Leave this field empty if you’re human: Yet Weng and Torrens-Spence have succeeded at coaxing yeast into manufacturing the Tibetan golden root’s medicinal chemical in a beaker, providing a new, inexpensive way to collect it. Their paper should be coming out in the next few months — and they’re filing a patent to go with it.It’s hard to say whether a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug will emerge from those beakers. Or from the flower across the greenhouse that looks like the frilly hem of a flamenco dress. Or from the surfing postdoc’s seaweed.But walking among his beakers clouded with bacteria and his vials of pollen, Weng doesn’t look nervous. As Torrens-Spence puts it, “We have the luxury of being opportunistic. There is potential absolutely everywhere.” Privacy Policy Kendall Squared brings you dispatches from the world’s epicenter for biotechnology and drug discovery.The sludge under the lab bench looks like leaf litter soup. Vials of brown, ochre, and reddish pollen extracts clutter the surface above. Beside them, a foil-covered beaker contains an herbal broth. It’s cloudy, like a bit of raw egg white left out overnight.To biologist Jing-Ke Weng, that mess is a treasure — a rich source of potential medicines to treat cancer, perhaps, or insomnia, or blood disorders.Many drug discovery experts would be skeptical. They’d point out that the biggest pharma companies in the world have spent decades, and millions, trying to make new drugs from plants. They’d tell him it’s just too hard.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. The idea is not new. Some of our best-selling commercial drugs come from plants: aspirin from willow bark, the tumor-slowing Taxol from the Pacific yew tree, the leukemia medication vincristine from a pinkish jungle flower called the rosy periwinkle. And last year, Chinese chemist Tu Youyou shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her research on artemisinin, a malaria drug extracted from a delicate bush called sweet wormwood.advertisement Michael Torrens-Spence, researcher in Weng’s lab Weng’s mother wasn’t a trained traditional Chinese herbalist, but she knew enough to treat the everyday colds, and scrapes, and stomachaches of childhood. His father was a geologist. He would take Weng out on field trips, pointing out different kinds of rocks, talking about continental drift.But it was the plants and insects that Weng really wanted to play with.He moved away from them as an undergraduate, doing neuroscience research. But he didn’t like having to kill mice for work. And so, for his PhD at Purdue, he began to work on the chemistry of wood.Weng was investigating a compound called lignin. When it appeared millions of years ago, it hardened cell walls, making plants able to grow taller, prevent rot — and, eventually, allowing trees to produce enough oxygen for insects to evolve flight.To make chemicals like lignin, the plant has to develop a kind of inner assembly line.Imagine a series of autoworkers, each one responsible for tightening screws or punching holes over and over again. In the plant, enzymes play that role, taking the basic molecular chassis and adding an oxygen here, a carbon there, until the simple molecule has been turned into a sophisticated piece of machinery.Weng was able not only to identify the steps in that molecular assembly line; he was also able to pinpoint the genes that had allowed them to evolve in that particular plant family to begin with.“He was the most creative student I have ever had and probably will ever have,” said Clint Chapple, his PhD supervisor at Purdue. “Most PhD students graduate with one, two, three scientific papers that they’ve led. Jing-Ke published 13 papers out of his PhD. Normally, you get tenure for publishing that many papers.”Vials of pollen extract could hold the secrets to future medicines. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe Looking to Amazon for guidanceWeng may have been a superstar of a PhD student, but the job offer from the Whitehead Institute surprised him.The Whitehead is a center for biomedical research, full of cancer biologists. Weng had spent years unraveling the molecular pathways that allowed plants to stand up.But he was unfazed. He knew how to break apart assembly lines of enzymes — and those tiny factories produced an almost infinite catalogue of strange chemicals, many of them medicinal.He began to seek them out.From a lecturer at a natural history museum, he heard that Melanesian tribes used the calming Kava Kava root for rituals. Soon after, he was unpacking live plants from a nursery in Hawaii. At a high school science fair, Weng’s father saw an experiment suggesting that peanut skins could help patients with low platelet counts. He mentioned it to his son, and Weng bought 11 pounds of peanut skins from China. They’re soaking in ethanol under a lab bench.One of his postdocs — a surfer — pulled a wrack of red algae from a tide pool in California, having read that it harbored cancer-fighting compounds. Now they’re preparing to sequence it in Weng’s lab.Sometimes Weng uses, where there is a lively trade in herbal supplements, to gauge the potency of a plant, by looking at the comments from people who have ordered extracts.“People actually are [reporting] the type of response they’ve observed from their own body. It’s free information,” he explained. If enough people report a reaction, he figures the plant is worth investigating: “It’s reassuring that it’s not time wasted.”In January, one of Weng’s postdocs ordered an extract of Kava Kava on Amazon and made a home brew. It tasted, he said, like spicy mud. At the suggested dose, the drink had no effect. But at a higher concentration? “Instant happiness.” Why Nestlé — yes, that Nestlé — is acting a lot like a drug company Related: Weng, though, isn’t worried. At 34, he’s already helped map the molecular factories that produce some of the most important plant chemicals around. And now that he’s working at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, he’s determined to harness peanut skins, and twisted roots, and an herb known as horny goat weed — and the strange blooms in a seventh-floor greenhouse — to treat human disease. Related: @ericboodman Eric Boodman “We have the luxury of being opportunistic. There is potential absolutely everywhere.” About the Author Reprints But this type of botanical sleuthing is an anomaly in the biotech hotbed of Kendall Square.Most large pharmaceutical companies phased out their screening of natural products in the 1980s. It was expensive, and eureka moments often turned sour: The researchers kept rediscovering molecules that had already been identified.Academic labs and small startups have taken over some of that research — but they’ve focused mostly on bacteria and fungi, because in those micro-organisms, the genes that code for medicinal compounds tend to stick together.Not so with plants, said Gregory Verdine, a chemist at Harvard and founder of the natural products company Warp Drive Bio. “If you go into plants, you add another layer of complexity to what’s already incredibly complex,” he said.Inspiration in ‘fishy-tasting grass’Most scientists are loath to use the word “magical”— but that is Weng’s go-to adjective when describing his plants.The conviction began when he was a kid in Hangzhou, China. If he got sick, his mother would walk out of their first-floor apartment to collect a potful of what he translates as “fishy-tasting grass.” In those days, it grew everywhere, like a weed.His mother would bring it to a boil on the stove for 20 minutes, and then scoop out the soggy blades, serving him the blackish, smelly liquid that remained.“It doesn’t look good and it doesn’t taste good, but I like it, because it really helps when you feel bad,” he said. Jing-Ke Weng seeks medicinal compounds in the plants he grows at the Whitehead Institute. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe When he gets a plant, the first thing Weng does is to destroy it. He separates leaf from stem from root, even plucking off the minute hairs. Then each part is mashed up. The genetic material is extracted and sequenced, while in another machine, the plant’s molecules are bombarded with electrons so that the chemical compounds can be identified.With those two sets of data, Weng tries to match the potent chemicals he’s interested in to specific genes. If he identifies the necessary genes, he can transplant them into E. coli or yeast, which will then serve as a living farm, churning out medicinal compounds.Red peanut skins soak in ethanol extract. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston GlobeA greenhouse full of potential miraclesA trip through Weng’s greenhouse shows why that microscopic mass production is so useful. Michael Torrens-Spence, a postdoc, stops beside a tiny reddish green plant called Tibetan golden root. It grows in rocky crags one mile above sea level, and it’s become so prized in traditional Chinese medicine that illegal harvesting has nearly wiped it out — making the compound “absurdly expensive,” Torrens-Spence says.A single milligram of extract powder — a quarter the weight of a grain of sand — can cost $200.To make things worse, if you grow the plant at lower altitudes, it stops producing the beneficial compound. Other specialized plant chemicals are similarly hard to get in quantities large enough even for basic research, not to mention a clinical trial. Could bugs in the gut offer clues for reducing the severity of stroke? By Eric Boodman April 7, 2016 Reprints General Assignment Reporter Eric focuses on narrative features, exploring the startling ways that science and medicine affect people’s lives. [email protected] In the LabIn high-tech hub, this scientist hunts for cures in the greenhouse Tags dietary supplementsdrug discoverypharmaceutical industrylast_img read more

first_imgFlorida nursing homes report COVID-19 infection rates nearly double the national average June 16, 2021 Scasny pointed out that the process to collect fingerprints is already available.“You want to get your nursing licenses in Florida, you’re required to get fingerprints. If you want a concealed carry permit in Florida you have to get fingerprints,” Scasny said.When asked about the possibility of implementing fingerprint voting in Lee County, Election Supervisor Tommy Doyle called the idea a budget nightmare and predicted the price tag would be hefty.“Some people don’t have a fingerprint that can be read. So we’ll have to treat them differently than other people,” Doyle said.District 79 State Rep. Spencer Roach, who sits on the Florida House Elections and Ethics Committee, said he fears fingerprints could have an effect on voter turnout.“I think that can actually have an adverse effect on voter turnout if we require voters to be fingerprinted in order to vote,” Roach said. Florida moves against foreign theft of intellectual property June 8, 2021 Over 1,000 unemployment claim call takers let go as DEO cancels contract June 12, 2021 Two suffer shark bites off Florida beach June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: FloridaVoting Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Right now, Floridians must show a driver’s license or a state ID in order to cast an in-person vote in the state. Some Florida lawmakers are looking to make elections more secure by requiring a fingerprint instead. Biometrics voting sounds high-tech, but experts believe the transition may not be far off.It’s only being discussed right now in Florida — lawmakers have no current plan to make it a reality. The idea came up this week in a committee meeting with Secretary of State Laurel Lee in Tallahassee.Voters in Fort Myers mostly said they support the idea and wouldn’t mind putting their fingerprints on record in order to keep elections safe. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementOthers had some concerns and even joked that bar codes under the skin to identify voters may be an even better way to fight voter fraud.Some people however, said they are outright opposed to fingerprints for fear their identity could be stolen.“From a fraud standpoint, it would definitely cut down on that level of fraud people are concerned about,” said Cyber Security Expert Greg Scasny.last_img read more

first_img Previous articleLast Laois-Offaly seat between John Leahy and Pippa Hackett says long-serving political corr John DrennanNext articleLISTEN: John Drennan and John Whelan join us in the latest LaoisToday Talking Politics Podcast Aedín DunneAedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn’t like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise’s bid to 10-in-a-row. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Women in Sport: Ahead of the National Cup final it’s Portlaoise Panthers captain Deirdre Tomlinson Twitter It is no wonder she has the honour of captaining this brilliant team.Who did you look up to growing up?In Carlow, I really looked up to Lorraine Stynes (Broderick) and Orla Nolan (McFarland) when I was starting out. I was in awe of these two and just loved watching them play.When I started playing with Portlaoise Panthers, Catherine O’Sullivan was a player who just stood out. She is so skillful, a patient teacher and her ability to read a game and adjust so easily really blew me away.What made you want to get into basketball?  I moved primary school and everyone in my new school played so I had no choice thankfully as it happens!!I started playing for my local basketball club, The Dolmenettes in Carlow. We entered the Carlow and Kilkenny leagues and had great success.There was a fall off after a few years and myself, my sister Gráinne and our friend Aine Kelly were asked to joined a Kilkenny/Tipperary team who played in a Tipperary League. After that, Aine was in college with a girl from Portlaoise who said there were teams looking for players for a midlands league so the three of us decided to give it a go and I’ve been here ever since!What is your earliest memory of basketball? Training after school on outdoor courts and playing 1 on 1 with my twin sister for hours on end in our back yard.Proudest achievement? Winning back-to-back Cup titles in 2014/15 and 2015/16 season, playing for Ireland in the European Championships in Finland last summer and captaining Portlaoise Panthers this year!Most memorable game to date?The first time we ever beat Tralee Imperials in Tralee as at the time they were an excellent outfit.Favourite memory so far? The final whistle in the Arena when we won our first Cup. The atmosphere was unreal, the panthers supporters lifted the roof and the elation as we ran out onto the floor was unforgettable. What does basketball/sport mean to you? Sports in general means a huge deal to me. When I think about the friendships I’ve made over the years and the friends I have, 95% of them are due to sport. It’s like a ready made family who all share the same interest. I can’t imagine not having that common interest with people!?Also, being apart of a team or participating in sport growing up teaches you so much. There’s highs but there’s plenty of lows and it teaches you to relish the wins, handle defeat and learn how to deal with disappointment. And then pick yourself up and go again.Have you had to make any big decisions or sacrifices to help your sporting career? I travel from Carlow to Portlaoise three times a week for the past 20 years. It’s just so normal now I don’t think about it. During the National League, you don’t have a weekend off from September to March.You could be in Donegal, Castleisland, Galway or Belfast. I’ve been asked by my best friend to be godmother to her son and I feel so bad I can’t give them a free date for the christening till after the league!!Any advice for young girls thinking of starting out?Play something! It’ll stand to you in so many ways. It’s a bit of a cliche to say it’s character building but the fact is, it is just that. You really do push yourself and discover your strengths and weaknesses, elation and devastation and all the bits in between.What would you say to a girl thinking of dropping out of her sport? I coach the U-12’s girls football team in my local club, Bennekerry Tinryland. I always see the drop off from U-12 to U-14 and then up to U-16. I find the majority of it is when girls believe they’re just not good enough at it. Some try another sport. Most just stop playing altogether.So I would say to them, don’t look at the best players, compare your level of skill and decide you’re way off the mark and throw in the towel. You just chip away at your pace, kick a football off a wall in the evening until if just feels right, dribble around the yard with your weaker hand, shoot the same shot 100 times.Your ability will increase and that naturally pulls your confidence up and the more you improve, the more motivated you’ll become and you’ll work harder towards the next goal you want to achieve.What always motivated you to stay competing?I feel like I know no different. I’m in basketball gear September to March and football gear April to August. I’m sad when the basketball season is over.Then I go back to football and then I’m sad when the football season is over. I just like playing so that motivates me plenty! I’m also motivated by the players around me. Irish internationals, inter county footballers, all of them set high standards and you have to work hard so as not to be the weak link.What do you see for the future of basketball and Portlaoise Panthers? Basketball is an institution in Portlaoise and the Panthers club are at the very heart of that. There’s no heights this club can’t achieve. We’ve already seen so many come through the school system with the great Pat Critchley with Scoil Chríost Rí.We’ve attracted players from neighboring counties, like Kildare, Westmeath, Dublin and as far away as Galway. Portlaoise Panthers club gives these girls an opportunity to excel at club level against the best in the country. From Kindergarten to Masters level, you can play from 4 years to 40 and beyond at a high competitive level! If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?Ditzy, friendly and funny (well, I mainly laugh at myself!)Are you looking forward to this weekend?I can’t wait for this weekend! Any chance to play in the Arena in an All Ireland final with your friends is going to be huge. The nerves will be through the roof but we’ll channel that nervous energy and adrenaline.We will will go in as underdogs and we don’t mind that. They have two excellent Americans and the addition of Edel Thorton makes them a super outfit. But for our part, we have a young squad who play with so much heart and are just fearless.Their attitude, determination and work ethic blows me away every game. It’ll be a nail biter and a game you won’t want to miss.SEE ALSO – Legendary Scoil Chríost Rí crowned U-19 All Ireland Champions after spectacular performance TAGSCarlowDeirdre TomlinsonHula Hoops National CupPortlaoise Panthers By Aedín Dunne – 25th January 2020 center_img Electric Picnic Home Sport Basketball Women in Sport: Ahead of the National Cup final it’s Portlaoise Panthers… SportBasketball Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Electric Picnic News Portlaoise Panthers have a big weekend and the Senior women are up next in tomorrow’s final.They take on Trinity Meteors at 1:30pm in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght and they will be lead by their captain Deirdre Tomlinson.Deirdre has had a massive presence in the team and in the Portlaoise club for many years and is a brilliant role model for future players both on the basketball court and on the football field where she plays with her club Bennekerry Tinryland and Carlow ladies footballer.On the basketball court Deirdre has played in Carlow with The Dolmenettes, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Midland local leagues, National Leagues and Super leagues and represented Ireland last summer.Over the years she has picked up All Ireland school medals with St Leo’s Carlow and All Ireland League, intermediate and cup medals with Panthers. 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first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Keywords No-contest settlementsCompanies Ontario Securities Commission The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced on Friday it will hold a hearing on Nov. 10 to consider whether to approve a no-contest settlement agreement with Quadrus Investment Services Ltd., after the firm discovered the certain clients were overcharged in its funds. The OSC recently began to use these sorts of deals to expedite enforcement action in order to settle cases more quickly by not requiring firms to admit to wrongdoing. The actual terms of the settlement will only be revealed if the commission approves the deal. OSC to consider no-contest settlement with IPC dealers ASC gives green light to no-contest settlementscenter_img According to the statement of allegations published by the OSC, Quadrus self-reported in February that its funds indirectly overcharged certain clients. Specifically, certain clients were not told that they qualified for its “L series” funds, which have higher minimum investment levels, and charge lower MERs. As a result, the clients “indirectly paid excess fees when they invested in the higher MER retail series of securities of the same Quadrus fund,” the statement of allegations says. The OSC alleges that there were inadequacies in Quadrus’ compliance controls and supervision that resulted in the clients paying excess fees; and, that these deficiencies amount to breach of its registration requirements, and are “contrary to the public interest.” The allegations also note that the firm planned to pay compensation to clients that were affected by the issue, and to implement additional controls to prevent similar issues in the future. Any regulatory penalties stemming from the issue will be set out in the settlement. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton OSC approves no-contest settlement with IPC dealerslast_img read more

first_imgVaccine rollout scales up as Phase 2a begins The latest data shows that South Australia has delivered more vaccinations per capita than any other mainland state – 9.8 doses per 100 persons – with only Tasmania and the ACT ranked higher.It comes as the Marshall Liberal Government’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is now set to reach even more South Australians, with more Government clinics – including at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital – providing Astra-Zeneca vaccines to the community today as Phase 2a begins.Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) clinic will now be able to vaccinate anyone aged 50 years and over, after the National Cabinet decision to fast-track vaccinations for this cohort.“Giving all South Australians access to the COVID-19 vaccination is a vital part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s plan to keep South Australia safe and strong in response to the pandemic, and that is why we are continuing to scale up the roll out of the vaccination program across the state,” said Minister Wade.“We are opening dedicated AstraZeneca clinics across the state so that South Australians aged 50 and over will have increased access to the vaccine, before the vaccine becomes available to this group through General Practices from Monday 17 May.“The level of vaccination in South Australia continues to be above our share of the population and opening more clinics across the state will help us continue our safe, steady scale up of the vaccine rollout.“In addition to the WCH clinic, a clinic will also open today at the Ceduna Town Hall and more clinics will be opening across the state in the weeks to come. The Adelaide Showgrounds clinic will also begin providing Astra-Zeneca to anyone aged 50 years and over from next Monday.“Those eligible can identify upcoming clinics in their region online and schedule an appointment online. We look forward to high levels of interest and ask people to be patient should they not be able to secure their appointment at the time they are hoping for.“The development of these vaccination clinics, along with the addition of other clinics being planned, shows the agility of our health teams to respond to the latest health advice and the needs of our community.”A vaccination team has also been sent to Kangaroo Island to provide the vaccine at the Kangaroo Island Health Service this week.More mass vaccination clinics will open at Elizabeth and Noarlunga in the near future, while plans are also underway to establish a community clinic at Mount Gambier.Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN), Lindsey Gough, said staff were excited to take the next step in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program.“As one of the first sites in South Australia to begin the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine program, our hospital has and continues to play a pivotal role in the fight against COVID-19,” said Ms Gough.“We are proud to be able to play such an important role in this program and we are determined to continue to deliver these vaccines in a safe and efficient way.”Eligible South Australians in Phase 2a can book their vaccination at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital via the SA Health website. Bookings for Phase 2a will be open at the Wayville clinic later this week.Vaccination bookings through the GP network are available at COVID-19 vaccine rollout across South Australia is being undertaken in line with the Commonwealth Government’s Vaccine Roadmap.Find out more about COVID-19 vaccinations at /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. 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first_imgGovernment Treasury Bill Rate Lowest In 28 Years Office of the Prime MinisterJune 18, 2010 RelatedGovernment Treasury Bill Rate Lowest In 28 Years RelatedGovernment Treasury Bill Rate Lowest In 28 Years Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding said that the Treasury bill interest rates are now at a 28-year low, a positive effect of the Jamaica Debt Exchange Programme on the economy.Mr. Golding highlighted this during his address at the opening ceremony of Expo Jamaica at the National Arena yesterday (June 17).“Treasury bill rates are now under 10%….The last time we saw Treasury bill rates at this level was 28 years ago. Last year June treasury bills were quoted at 19% and therefore it is a significant fundamental shift that has been made.”The Prime Minister noted that government’s success in managing its own spending had greatly contributed to these achievements.“We don’t have that voracious appetite anymore. We have curbed our expenditure….I am assured that we are fully funded for June and for next month we are going to have to go to the market but what we are going to the market for next month is roughly 25% of what we would have been going to the market on a monthly basis for last year. When we are not out there gobbling up that money, that money will have to find work.”Prime Minister Bruce Golding speaking at the Opening Ceremony of Expo Jamaica which opened at the National Arena yesterday, June 17. The event will continue until June 20.Expo Jamaica is the marketing platform of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association and the Jamaica Exporters Association (JMA/JEA) to leverage international interest in the country’s tourism, creative industries and sporting achievements in order to promote buyer interest in a range of locally developed goods and services. RelatedGovernment Treasury Bill Rate Lowest In 28 Yearslast_img read more

first_imgCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Maybe the best way to deal with the greens at the Broadmoor is to not putt on them at all. Jerry Kelly knew the drill. His chip-in for birdie on No. 18 highlighted a round that left him atop the leaderboard after his second round Friday at the U.S. Senior Open. After coming up short from the middle of the fairway, Kelly took advantage of a decent lie outside a bunker, chipped the ball and watched it go straight in. He made three more birdies on the front nine – his second nine – to complete a round of 1-under 69 and leave the course with a one-shot lead at 5-under 135. ”I knew I had to pull something out,” Kelly said. ”And the chip came out just perfect and rolled right down and went in, and that got things going again.” Playing in the same threesome with Kelly, Miguel Angel Jimenez shot 2-under 68 to stay a shot behind, with a decent prospect of pairing up with Kelly once more on Saturday. Full-field scores from the U.S. Senior Open ”When you see guys hit the fairways consistently, you feed off that,” Kelly said. ”And that’s really the key out here, is just hitting the fairways.” Jimenez, coming off his first senior major championship last month, followed that rule to a ‘T.’ He hit 17 greens in regulation on his way to a bogey-free round. But he still needed 33 putts – fitting on a golf course where the Will Rogers Shrine up on Cheyenne Mountain dictates the break on every green. ”I can say I didn’t miss any putt,” Jimenez said. ”I hit every one right in the middle, but then the hole is moving.” Tim Petrovic had the best round of the morning, shooting 30 on the front nine – his second nine – to finish with a 65 and get to 3 under for the tournament. He took advantage of calm conditions that were far different from the 35-mph gusts the players faced in Thursday afternoon’s round. And he finally calibrated the higher altitude in Colorado, which most people believe adds 10 percent distance to every shot. ”I told my caddie as we were making the turn that we need to just slow it down, not hit so many half shots and just play within,” Petrovic said. ”And we started hitting some really good, quality shots.” Davis Love III (68) and Philip Golding (67) were the only others to break par in the morning. Both head into the weekend four behind Kelly, at 1 under.last_img read more

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email A Kalispell man charged with killing his former girlfriend and her daughter on Christmas Day wants a series of confessions suppressed because he says he was high on methamphetamines when he was being questioned.Tyler Michael Miller has pleaded not guilty to two counts of deliberate homicide in the deaths of 35-year-old Jaimi Hurlbert and 15-year-old Alyssa Burkett.The Missoulian reports public defender Noel Larrivee recently filed a motion saying Miller was heavily intoxicated during police interrogation and his statements saying he planned the killings and had no regrets should be suppressed.District Judge Stewart Stadler gave the state until June 3 to file a response.The state has said it is seeking the death penalty against Miller, who legally changed his last name from Cheetham in 2009.last_img read more

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