KCS-content WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESBRAZIL IN GLOBAL CURRENCY WAR’ ALERT An “interntaional currency war” has broken out according to Guido Mantega, Brazil’s finance minister, as governments around the world comcompete to power their exhange rates to boost competiveness. Mantega’s comments in Sao Paulo follow a series of interventions by central banks in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan in an effort to make their currencies cheaper. REVERSAL ON CARILLION’S RECLASSIFICATIONCarillion has successfully persuaded the body responsible for deciding the sectors in which listed companires are categorised to backtrack on a recent decision to reclassify it as a constrution company. Carillion called on the Industry Cassification Benchmark committee to ‘correct’ the move.GERMANY PRESSES FOR SHAKE-UP OF LANDESBANKENThe German government believes it could take until spring for the troubled publicly owned Landesbanken to agree the first steps of a reorganisation after the global financial meltdown and Eurozone crisis. Steffen Kampete, deputy finance minister said consolidation was vital to “win back the confidence” of the markets. “I don’t think we’ll get anythinng definitive by year’s end. But we’ll see the contours by spring 2011,” he said.AIG TO FACE SHARE LOCK UP AFTER AIA HONG KONG LISTINGAIG will keep a minimum stake of 30 per cent in AIA for at least a year after its Asian businesses are listed in Hong Kong next month. It will also be banned from selling any shares at all for six months after the listing. The lock up will also apply to AIA itself and cornerstone investors.THE TIMESSTANDARD LIFE CHIEF HITS BACK AT VINCE CABLEThe man who runs one of the City’s most respected institutional investors has hit back at Vince Cable, describing his attack on shareholder short-termism as “disappointing”. Keith Skeoch, chief executive of Standard Life Investments, accused the Business Secretary of ignoring “all the good work done” by investors in improving the way they hold companies to account in the past year.P&G LOOKS AT THE LONG TERM THROUGH GREEN-TINTED LENSProcter & Gamble has pledged to power its factories with 100 per cent renewable energy. The world’s largest consumer products company also said it would use only renewable and recycled materials in all its products and packaging and would report on its progress annually.The Daily TelegraphBP WARNS RESTART OF DRILLING IN GULF OF MEXICO WILL BE SLOWBP has admitted that a resumption of deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to be slow, delivering a blow to the thousands in the region whose livelihoods depend on it. It’s likely to be “a phased restart,” Doug Suttles, BP’s chief operating officer for exploration and production,” told the Presidential commission investigating the spill. TOPSHOP TO OPEN SECOND US STORETopshop, the fashion retailer owned by Sir Philip Green, has signed a lease on its second US shop, in Chicago. The 35,000 sq ft store on the city’s North Michigan Avenue will open in autumn 2011. He is also in talks to open shops in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and is considering San Francisco. Topshop opened its first US store – in New York – in 2009.WALL STREET JOURNALUK’S IMMIGRATION RULES SLAMMED Large corporations and other employers are turning up the heat on the UK government as it finalises new immigration rules that industry says would restrict their ability to recruit key talent. Border authorities in June introduced a temporary cap on how many skilled and highly skilled workers employers can hire from outside the European Union. In the coming months the government is expected to announce the permanent rules that will take effect in April.FORD CEO EXPECTS SOLID PROFITFord still expects to make a “solid profit” this year and plans to invest £1.5bn in the UK over the next five years, the car manufacturer’s president and chief executive Alan Mulally said yesterday. He added he expects the car manufacturer to post an improvement in performance in 2011. 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Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Playtech strengthens board with two new appointments Gaming solutions giant Playtech has appointed Anna Massion and John Krumins as non-executive directors of the business, with immediate effect.The pair have been selected following an extensive search process, with each appointment approved by Playtech’s activist investor, SpringOwl Asset Management, which holds 5% of the company’s issued share capital.US-based Massion has worked in investment banking and asset management for over 15 years, and currently works as an analyst for PAR Capital Management, which manages a portfolio of assets worth more than $5bn. Since 2014 she has been an investor in the UK, US and European gaming sectors, and has also provided strategic advice to Playtech’s existing management team in recent years.Playtech described her as a global gaming industry expert, who would bring strong fiscal and analytical skillset to its board.Krumins, meanwhile, has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, technology and project management. He spent almost 15 years working as a managing director of Morgan Stanley, before holding roles at Deutsche Bank and Société Général. He currently chairs IT and business service management solutions provider Wavex Technology.He has held non-executive directorships for a range of companies in a range of sectors, including advising businesses in technology and data analytics such as corporate services giant Hogg Robinson Group and big data specialist Intent HQ. Having served as a panel member of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, Playtech noted that he also has significant regulatory experience.“I am delighted to have identified two candidates of the calibre of Anna and John and warmly welcome them to the Playtech board,” Playtech chairman Alan Jackson said of the appointments. “John’s extensive Board-level experience, coupled with Anna’s deep sector knowledge, will allow the board to support Playtech’s role as the leading gambling technology company in regulated markets. 2nd April 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “Our industries continue to develop at pace, and today’s appointments mark another step forward in the evolution of the Playtech board,” Jackson added. “I will be working closely with everyone involved in Playtech to get the new board members up to speed as we continue to plan for the future.” Gaming solutions giant Playtech has appointed Anna Massion and John Krumins as non-executive directors of the business, with immediate effect. Email Address Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Strategy Poker Slots
TSL Limited (TSL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about TSL Limited (TSL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TSL Limited (TSL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TSL Limited (TSL.zw) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTSL Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, participates in the auctioning of tobacco, printing and packaging, supply of inputs to agriculture, storage and distribution services. The Company was founded in 1957 and through the energetic pursuit and implementation of a diversification strategy has grown to become a significant player in its chosen spheres of operation.
Home Indiana Agriculture News Brazilian Digital Ag Leader Bringing High-Tech Farming Solutions to Indiana SHARE A farmer harvesting sugar cane touches an on-board computer screen created by Solinftec, a leading digital ag company based in Brazil. Solinftec connects machines and sensors to give farmers access to real-time information to help improve growing efficiency. (Image provided)Solinftec, a digital agriculture company that grew quickly in Latin America by making sugar cane and row crop operations more efficient, announced Thursday (Nov. 29) that it plans to invest $50.6 million to establish operations at its U.S. headquarters near Purdue University to bring high-tech solutions to American farmers, creating 90 jobs in 2019 and up to 334 high-wage jobs by 2022.“Solinftec has shown a passion for discovering innovative solutions to improve agriculture operations through science, engineering and more recently AI,” said Daniel Padrão, Solinftec’s chief operating officer. “That is why we are excited about the opportunity to work with a renowned research university such as Purdue and its College of Agriculture as we continue to expand our platforms into new geographies.”Solinftec plans to invest $50.6 million in software and computer hardware to expand its innovations to the U.S. and increase its tech-based offerings for U.S. customers in the agriculture industry. Solinftec built its reputation by creating Internet of Things platforms to integrate and digitize all aspects of farming operations. The company has the technology to monitor farming processes and provides real-time actionable insights that increase crop returns by acre.Solinftec’s first virtual assistance technology, called ‘Alice,’ involves installing a smart black box in agricultural equipment and sensors in the field under a user-friendly platform.“Following on the heels of Inari’s decision to locate its Seed Foundry at Purdue, this shows that the Wabash Heartland area, with Purdue as an economic magnet, has a very real chance of becoming a world center of precision agriculture,” Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said.Indiana is a leading center for the agbiosciences, with the sector contributing roughly $16 billion to the state’s gross domestic product a year. Approximately 65,000 jobs in Indiana are supported by agbioscience companies. Indiana is also a leading producer of corn, soybeans and processing tomatoes, which are areas in which Solinftec is looking to expand.“Indiana is at the center of innovation in agtech, and today’s news is yet another example of the collaborative ecosystem we’ve created here,” Gov. Eric J. Holcomb said. “Solinftec choosing to locate its first U.S. operation and its U.S. headquarters in Tippecanoe County will not only create hundreds of high-skilled, high-wage jobs, but it will bolster an industry that is developing new solutions, improving agricultural products consumed around the world, and enabling farmers in Indiana and beyond to grow their operations.”Padrão said a factor in moving to Indiana was to be close to Purdue and its College of Agriculture, which is ranked as ninth best in the world according to QS World Rankings, and its Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, which is ranked as the best in the United States by US News and World Report. Solinftec also used Tom Farms in Huntington County as a trial farm to move into row crops.“The U.S. Midwest is core to our strategy; we recognize its importance in the global food and its ag ecosystem. We are humbled and thrilled to launch our U.S. headquarters out of the state of Indiana. We thank the state government, AgriNovus Indiana, Purdue University and Tom Farms for their vision on supporting this initiative and for everyone’s Hoosier hospitality,” said Renato Hersz, Solinftec’s strategy and corporate development director.Another factor in Solinftec’s decision was the opportunity to work with the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN), a consortium of 10 counties in north-central Indiana working to harness the power of internet-enabled sensors to develop the region into a global epicenter of digital agricultural and next-generation manufacturing. A recent $40 million grant from Lilly Endowment established the network.“Just within the WHIN region in north-central Indiana, there are over 5,000 farms that could benefit from the insights generated by Solinftec’s ability to capture data from various sources and use that data to create predictive analyses,” said Johnny Park, CEO of WHIN. “They are an example of what is possible here and having them as a local leader will help us show others what is possible too. Together we can help our farmers be the best they can be.”Solinftec’s solution is present in more than 16 million acres, and its equipment is monitored in real time by more than 100,000 daily users, according to Hersz. The company serves large international growers such as Raízen, which reports more than 3,000 monitored equipment, the largest telemetry system in the world. Other international companies served by Solinftec include Tereos, Cofco and British Petroleum, all in the field of sugar cane crops, and Amaggi, Bom Futuro e Terra Santa, a grower in row crops.Among the 10 largest companies in the sugar and ethanol sector, eight are customers of the company, and among the five largest producers of grains and fibers three are in its portfolio.Solinftec is working in relevant commercial and technological partnerships with original equipment manufacturers and cooperatives that will be announced in due time to serve the American farmer. Solinftec has also received Series B funding from AgFunder and TPG in their first round of 2018 AgTech investments, where they look to invest in bold and exceptional founders who are committed to building the next generation of agrifood tech companies.As Indiana’s land-grant university, Purdue has Extension offices in all of Indiana’s 92 counties to assist farmers and growers across the state and conducts world-renowned agriculture research that serves the U.S. and the global society. The College of Agriculture also has been home to three World Food Prize laureates, two faculty and one distinguished alumnus.Solinftec’s expansion into the Purdue Research Park was announced Thursday (Nov. 29) during the Agbioscience Innovation Summit put on by AgriNovus Indiana in Indianapolis.“AgriNovus and Solinftec first crossed paths earlier this year at an Ag Tech conference in San Francisco,” said Beth Bechdol, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. “Their commitment to bringing their technology to row crops and to the Midwest was clear, and I’m thrilled that they recognized the depth and diversity of Indiana’s agbioscience assets. It is exciting to see several companies in just a few short months move or expand in Indiana, and we welcome Solinftec to our agbioscience community.”The collaboration aligns with Purdue’s “Giant Leaps” celebrating the university’s global advancements made in health, space, artificial intelligence and sustainability highlights as part of Purdue’s 150th anniversary. Those are the four themes of the yearlong celebration’s Ideas Festival, designed to showcase Purdue as an intellectual center solving real-world issues.Solinftec is the second agriculture-related business this month to announce plans to move into the Purdue Research Park. Inari, a Flagship Pioneering company, announced on Nov. 8 that it was expanding from Cambridge, Massachusetts, as it seeks to reintroduce genetic diversity into the seed industry.“We are so happy to hear of Solinftec’s decision to locate here in West Lafayette. Indiana. Purdue, the Purdue Research Foundation, Tippecanoe County and Greater Lafayette Commerce have been leading the way in making our community one of the best places in the world to focus on technology, agriculture and their convergence. As a person who happily calls West Lafayette home, I know Solinftec will enjoy its new American hometown,” West Lafayette Mayor John R. Dennis said.Source: Purdue News Service Facebook Twitter Brazilian Digital Ag Leader Bringing High-Tech Farming Solutions to Indiana By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 29, 2018 SHARE Previous articleWilmoth to Lead Indiana Grain Buyers Licensing AgencyNext articleTrump, China’s Xi, To Talk Trade This Weekend Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter
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CW: Sexual assualt and rapeMore than 80 UK universities have been named on Everyone’s Invited ‘rape culture’ website where students have been reporting accounts of sexual harassment, abuse, misogyny and assault. The website has collated nearly 15,000 anonymous accounts thus far and claims are now being extended to testimonies from university students. The data was released both to highlight the problem on campuses and expose sexual abuse in further education.Receiving over 1000 new testimonies related to universities within a week, Everyone’s Invited has so far mentioned eighty-four institutions in total. Some universities are mentioned dozens of times, including around 50 mentions each for some elite universities. Oxford University (57 times) along with University of Exeter (65) and University College London (48) fall into this category. Seventeen UK universities have more than five mentions and 15 of these qualify as Russell Group universities – traditionally among the most prestigious in the country.When asked to explain the correlation between elite universities and the increased number of mentions, Soma Sara, founder of the Everyone’s Invited website, said: “There are logical reasons for this bias. The platform is still new, and it has grown through word of mouth, with friends sharing it with friends. I went to a private school and then a university in London. As a result, we received an abundance of testimonies from certain areas and groups.”A Russell Group spokesperson said “No student should feel unsafe or have to tolerate harassment or sexual misconduct in any circumstance. Our universities take this issue incredibly seriously and provide a range of support to help students feel supported and safe. Where a crime has been committed it should be reported to the police. The testimonies highlighted via the Everyone’s Invited website show the need for us all to take this issue seriously.”A University of Exeter spokesperson has said: “The safety, security and wellbeing of our students is, and always will be, our primary concern”, adding that it had a “zero tolerance for sexual harassment, abuse or assault”. Similarly, a Leeds University spokesperson also spoke of a zero-tolerance approach. A University of Edinburgh statement said all complaints would be treated seriously and with sensitivity. Oxford University are yet to provide a statement in response to the institution’s several mentions on the website.Image Credit: Janeb13/pixabay.com
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54, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away on June 23, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. Mary was a kind and giving soul who was an avid board member of the Hudson County Animal League. Mary leaves behind her life partner of over 20 years, Bob Dobson; her siblings, Catherine Orsini; Joseph Orsini and his wife Janice; and Leo Orsini and his wife Caroline; her extended family of Lisa Coons, Carolyn Modeshefsky, Neelima Sapre and the rest of The Hudson County Animal League; and her feline children: Cappuccino, Piss, Munchie, Timex Marlin, Aloysius, Athena, Baby Boots, Zeus & Zod, as well as a host of family members, close friends and animals. In lieu of flowers please donate in Mary’s memory to The Hudson County Animal League with envelopes provided at the funeral home or with a link found at www.MigliaccioFuneralHome.com. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.
A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised? I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to. Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point! And when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. 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It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera.
Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 20, 2016 Smokefall Broadway alum Taylor Richardson will now enter the womb where it happens off-Broadway. The Annie alum has joined the cast of Smokefall, replacing Julia Garner, whose schedule has shifted on two projects to which she has been long-committed. Performances will still begin on February 4 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, with opening night set for February 22. The MCC production stars Zachary Quinto, Robin Tunney, Brian Hutchison and Jon DeVries.Richardson made her Broadway debut as Duffy in the 2012 revival of Annie and later took on the title role. Her additional credits include A Christmas Memory off-Broadway and A Most Violent Year, Annie and the upcoming Easy Living and Jack of the Red Hearts on screen.Written by Noah Haidle, Smokefall combines magical realism and vaudeville while introducing audiences to two prenatal philosophy-swapping Twins, a dirt-eating Beauty (Richardson), a Father and Footnote (Quinto), who acts as the show’s guide.