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Offshore account details given to Wikileaks

first_img Tags: NULL Monday 17 January 2011 9:15 am A former Swiss banker turned whistleblower has presented Wikileaks with two discs of offshore bank account details he says name potential fraudsters.The exchange between the website’s founder Julian Assange and Rudolf Elmer, a former executive at Julius Baer Bank, one of Switzerland’s leading private banks, took place at a press conference in London’s Frontline Club today.The discs are believed to contain the account details of about 2,000 prominent people, institutions and financial firms said to be involved in financial fraud. Elmer said the data included account details for about 40 politicians and information from three banks including Julius Baer. The Frontline Club, which promotes independent journalism, said Elmer would “reveal more details of alleged abuses in the world of offshore financial centres.” Assange said the data would be vetted and then fully disclosed. Share alison.lock whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap This is the second time that Elmer has given secret documents to Wikileaks, after first sharing details with the website in 2007.Elmer, who was chief operating officer at Julius Baer in the Cayman Islands before being sacked in 2002 under suspicion of having taken bank files, is due to stand trial on Wednesday 19 January for breaching Swiss bank secrecy laws.The bank alleges that he forged the information given to Wikileaks in 2007 to suggest tax evasion.At the press conference he described how illicit money was funnelled into secret offshore accounts. “I’m against the system. I know how the system works,” he said. He said his family had faced extreme pressure after he blew the whistle on the practices, and he had been offered money in exchange for his silence. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Offshore account details given to Wikileaks by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionlast_img read more

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The AO share price is up 250%. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Roland Head The AO World (LSE: AO) share price has risen by 250% so far this year. Yesterday, AO shares rose by 30% in a single day.In this article I’ll explain what’s happened at the online electrical retailer. I’ll also explain what I think shareholders and potential buyers should do now.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A lockdown winnerThis year’s lockdown and work-from-home policies have had a brutal impact on some businesses. But for others, they’ve created an incredible surge of demand. AO World appears to be one of the winners.On Thursday, the company said that sales for the six months to 30 September rose by 57% to £715m, compared to the same period last year. UK sales rose by 54%, while sales from the group’s smaller business in Germany rose by 83%.These are amazing results, but I think it’s worth looking at what the company didn’t say in yesterday’s update.What about profits?AO sales have grown strongly in recent years, but the company has struggled to make any real profits. Will that change in 2020–21? I’m not sure.Thursday’s trading update didn’t include any mention of upgraded profit guidance for the current year. This suggests to me that AO’s historically low profit margins haven’t improved much.Indeed, the only mention of profit I could find related to Germany. AO said that it expected the German business to turn a full-year profit during the 2021–22 financial year. In other words, not until next year.Of course, all retailers have experienced extra costs this year. I’d imagine that handling a huge surge in demand while dealing with COVID-19 safety issues has not been easy. But I’m still struggling to get comfortable with the AO story.The AO share price looks too high to meLegendary US investor Warren Buffett once said that “you pay a very high price in the stock market for a cheery consensus”. I think that’s the case here.AO World shares now trade on about 38 times forecast earnings, giving the group a market cap of £1.4bn. To put this in context, AO’s much larger rival Dixons Carphone trades on just 10 times forecast earnings. Dixons’ sales have also strongly risen this year. Historically it’s been much more profitable than AO World.AO World says that it believes appliance sales have made a permanent shift online and that this will support future growth. Perhaps. But AO still needs to make money. So far it hasn’t really done this.I’m also concerned that AO is reporting an increase in contract cancellations in its mobile phone business, due to changing customer habits. To me, this sounds similar to problems reported by Dixons Carphone. If I’m right, then this could be an expensive headache for AO.I have a lot respect for what AO founder and CEO John Roberts has achieved. But as an investment, I don’t see the appeal. Until I see evidence that AO is making real, cash profits, I’ll be staying away. At current levels, I’d rate the stock as no more than a hold. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Roland Head | Friday, 16th October, 2020 | More on: AO I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img The AO share price is up 250%. Here’s what I’d do now Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

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JustGiving announces apps that integrate with Salesforce and thankQ

first_img  196 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 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. Tagged with: app data Justgiving Technology ThankQ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Howard Lake | 3 July 2012 | News JustGiving has announced two new CRM apps that will allow charities that use Salesforce and thankQ to import their JustGiving data directly into their existing fundraising database.The apps were developed using JustGiving’s open platform technology.SupporterCRM has been developed in conjunction with the Salesforce.com foundation and technology firm appiChar to allow any charity to integrate their JustGiving reports with Salesforce. The app includes access to the donated Salesforce not-for-profit starter pack, giving any charity 10 licenses to use Salesforce.The thankQ JustGiving module allows charities to communicate directly with JustGiving to bring fundraising pages, along with their donations, directly into thankQ. This functionality allows charities to upload custom CRM codes to JustGiving at both event and page level. The module should help save time for charities in that it eliminates the need for manual processing.JustGiving’s open platform allows any third party to develop new tools using its fundraising and reporting technology. There is a clear demand from charities wanting to connect JustGiving with their fundraising database. Earlier this year, 61% of charities surveyed by JustGiving reported an interest in achieving this.www.justgiving.com JustGiving announces apps that integrate with Salesforce and thankQlast_img read more

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A new dining option is rolling through the BLUU

first_imgTwitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Alpha Chi Omega’s fashion show raises awareness about domestic violence Search for the perfect horse Facebook Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ Nicole Strong World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ printThere’s a new dining option rolling through campus. TCU Dining Services is now serving brown rice sushi. Students can try free samples or purchase the sushi at Union Grounds in the Brown-Lupton University Union.Retail director Rick Flores said the idea came from the dining service committee and student requests. He said that students were asking for healthier alternatives at the BLUU, King Family Commons and Mary Couts Burnett Library.Audio Playerhttps://www.tcu360.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Brown-Rice.m4a00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The health benefits of brown rice vs. white rice Venngage InfographicsFlores added that the sushi served around campus is made fresh and daily. The brown rice sushi can be identified by a “Brown Rice” sticker shown on the front of the packaging. Flores said Dining Services intentionally placed the sticker for students to be able to distinguish between the two options. “We had to make sure that we had a brown rice sticker on the packaging and not just have it on the ingredient list because it looks different from regular sushi rice,” he said. “Sushi rice is a little bit brighter white so we didn’t want the impression to come across like the rice was not fresh and we wanted to make sure the students were aware that this is a brown rice product.” Sophomore political science and Spanish & Hispanic Studies double major Morgan Williams said she was excited about the new product.“Whenever I visit Asian restaurants I’ll typically order brown rice sushi, so I’m really glad the BLUU is now offering this healthier option,” she said. The brown rice sushi will be offered regularly this fall. To leave feedback for dining services, visit tcu.sodexomyway.com. </p><section><h2>Brown Rice Vs. White Rice</h2></section><section><h2>Brown Rice</h2></section><section><h3>White Rice</h3></section><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p> Linkedin The “Brown Rice” sticker displayed on the front of the packaging (TCU360/Nicole Strong).center_img + posts Pi Phi Wing competition promotes literacy Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Delta Gamma goes for gold with Lectureship event Previous article10 Frogs earn Academic All Big-12Next articleSorority raises money for Ronald McDonald House Nicole Strong RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/last_img read more

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City overhauls downtown incentive programs

first_imgHome Local News City overhauls downtown incentive programs Facebook Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Bronchos renew acquaintances with Eagles in area round of playoffsNext articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High caps spring slate with Red and White Game admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest OC employee of the year always learning Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp City leaders approved an overhaul of two public incentive programs on Thursday aimed at spurring downtown development, reworking grants the city offers so the funds will be used in a more concentrated area and setting stricter criteria for eligible projects.Members of the Odessa City Council and their appointees on the Odessa Development Corporation, which oversees a fund intended for economic development, say they hope the changes will yield better results revitalizing a long blighted area.Effective immediately, grants the city offers for sprucing up the facade or infrastructure of a downtown building will be awarded on a tiered system — offering the most money for projects closest to Grant Avenue and the city-supported hotel and convention center being built nearby. The downtown boundary approved in 2015 remains: from First Street to 10th Street and Adams Avenue to Bernice Avenue. But grants would be awarded on a tiered scale so that projects spanning further from the core of that area are eligible for less public money.Downtown properties that are already for sale could not receive the grants. And there would be requirements to reimburse the city for grant money awarded if property owners sell within two years of receiving public funds.“If their intent is to sell that business, why would the city want to support that… and increase their return,” Marrero said.Other changes approved Thursday included setting $200,000 as the cap for an infrastructure grant one property owner can receive, and establishing stricter criteria on what that money can be used for. Property owners already had to match, at a minimum, the grant amount awarded by the city. And none of the projects awarded so far have come close to the new cap. Now, the city will only award infrastructure grants for improvements required by City Code. No longer can a property owner seek public money under the infrastructure grant program for improvements like Wi/Fi, parking lot upgrades or equipment specific to the property instead of the business. In the past, officials including District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales had objected to public money being used for expenses such as buying kitchen exhaust hoods. That would no longer be allowed.City officials also revised the facade grant program, choosing to raise the maximum amount of funds a property owner can receive to $25,000, while eliminating a provision allowing big buildings or properties on corner lots to receive a greater amount. The City Council and the ODC created the downtown grant programs in early 2016, and city officials say they have always been seen as temporary. So far, the city has awarded more than $500,000 worth of the downtown grants. Recipients included a cafe and a shooting range downtown — projects that city officials lauded. But other grants helped fund facelifts to attorneys’ offices and in one case incentivized a private parking lot, raising questions about the effectiveness of the programs.After funding a flooring businesses on the fringes of the downtown boundary, the City Council and the ODC decided put the brakes on the programs in March until the city could overhaul them.“We want the area by the convention center to look the best, and we need to give Downtown Odessa a little bit of direction to say: These are the most important areas, contact these owners, let’s work with them,” Mayor David Turner said at the time, referring to the city department managing the programs.The City Council signaled they may further amend the programs. District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff said she wanted to create exceptions for certain types of businesses identified as key to drawing more people to the area, such as restaurants, entertainment venues and shops. She suggested allowing those businesses to receive the full grants amounts as long as they build within the downtown boundary. “I want a loophole,” Graff said. “I want people to come in and put in a restaurant. I want people to put in entertainment — A business that will attract people.”center_img Facebook Local News City overhauls downtown incentive programs WhatsApp 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Creamy Fruit SaladFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – May 10, 2018 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Grant Avenue Application of Zoning and Design Overlay.last_img read more

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Post-mortem to be carried out on 19-year-old woman found dead in Derry

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – September 26, 2014 Pinterest WhatsApp Post-mortem to be carried out on 19-year-old woman found dead in Derry Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter Google+ Previous articleDonegal company wins best new company at Ploughing ChampionshipsNext articleRyder Cup: Day 1 Fourballs News Highland A post-mortem examination will be held today to determine the cause of death of a young woman who died in Derry early yesterday morning.The 19-year-old died after being taken to Altnagelvin Hospital, and detectives are appealing for information to trace her last movements.A man remains in custody in relation to her death.The dead woman hasn’t been named by police, but Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey, who is leading the enquiry has confirmed that she was 19, and from Co Down. She was in Derry as part of her university studies to become a nurse.Shortly before 2.30 yesterday morning, paramedics were called to a flat at Cromore Gardens, where they found the woman unconscious at the foot of some stairs. She was taken to hospital, where she later died.DCI Harvey says police know she was in a nightclub in the city centre with friends on Wednesday night, and they believe she left the nightclub in a taxi at about 1am.He says police are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances of this death, adding that if anyone saw anything unusual in the Cromore Gardens area, they are asked to contact the detectives at Strand Road police station by calling the 101 non-emergency number and asking for extension 57072.A 21-year-old man who was arrested yesterday remains in custody at the Antrim serious crime suite. Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

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Helping hands

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Fortunately, the dog was knocked into the turn lane, which provided it with a measure of safe harbor from the vehicles speeding along the four-lane highway.State Trooper Thomas arrived on the scene and drove his vehicle into a position of protection for the injured animal.The flashing blue light of the trooper’s car slowed traffic as it approached the accident scene. Helping hands Print Article Book Nook to reopen Some people just have exceptionally big hearts.Mark Pascoe and Rebecca Campbell are two of those, as is State Trooper Thomas.Around 8 o’clock Wednesday morning, a vehicle struck a dog as it was crossing busy U.S. Highway 231 just south of Troy. You Might Like Two arrested in armed robbery Two Troy men were arrested Tuesday morning after a local gas station clerk was robbed at gunpoint. Rosiner Woods, 20,… read more Skip Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Thomas radioed the Pike County Sheriff’s department and kept watch while waiting for help to arrive.Campbell, who lives in the nearby area, watched from a side road as “tons” of vehicles raced along the highway and the dog lay helplessly in middle of the road.“I have seen the dog around where I live but I don’t know whether it belongs to anyone or not,” Campbell said.“But I can’t stand to see it lying there hurt and so scared.” After nearly 30 minutes, Mark Pascoe was traveling south on the highway when he saw the injured dog. He immediately turned around, went back and stopped.“I don’t especially like people but I like dogs,” Pascoe said, laughing.“That’s why I went back.”He approached the dog that was trembling with fear.“He was hurt pretty bad and scared to death and I felt sorry for the little guy,” Pascoe said.Pascoe approached the injured dog and rubbed his head without any hostile reaction and expressed confidence that he could move the dog. Campbell offered to take him to the Troy Animal Clinic.Thomas stopped traffic while Campbell pulled her truck into the turn lane. Pascoe gently lifted the dog and placed him in the truck for the short ride to the animal clinic.Susan Jinright, treasurer of the Humane Society of Pike County, had been contacted and said the society would take care of the emergency treatment of the dog.“As of late Wednesday, we’re not sure what treatment will be required,” Jinright said. “His front leg is broken in two places and will either have to have a pin put in the leg or it will have to be amputated. The humane society will be able to help with some of the expenses but the surgery will be rather costly. Following the treatment, someone will have to take are of him.”And that someone will probably be Mark Pascoe.“I’ve been in touch with the people at Troy Animal Clinic and they asked me if I could fork out a little extra money and I’ll do that,” Pascoe said.“Like I said, I feel sorry for the little guy and, if I can help him, I will. He’s a good dog and he needs somebody.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 29, 2009last_img read more

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Pike County gears up for holiday parades, events

first_img In some places, it might be Christmastime in the city but, in Pike County, it’s Christmastime everywhere.Three Christmas parades will usher in the 2013 Christmas season next week and everyone is invited to all of them beginning Monday night in Troy and continuing Tuesday night in Brundidge and Friday night in Goshen.Caitlin Sexton, student assistant to Shelia Jackson, Troy public relations director, said already 84 entries have signed on for the Troy Christmas Parade and entries will be accepted until noon on Monday. By Jaine Treadwell Pike County gears up for holiday parades, events Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Latest Stories Published 6:48 pm Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img You Might Like Adams Glass Open House this weekend The Christmas tradition of family and friends gathering around the pot bellied stove continues at Adams Glass Studio this weekend… read more Print Article “This year, we are just going to line up and parade,” Dow said. “It would be helpful for those who plan to enter the parade to call Lamar Steed at 334-735-2306. But it’s not necessary.”Dow said what makes the Brundidge Christmas Parade extra special is that students in grades one through six at Pike County Elementary School participate in the Jingle Bell Jog.“They meet in the parking lot of BB&T and are given bells to ring as they fall in line with the parade,” Dow said. “They jingle the bells so Santa Claus will hear them and know what good boys and girls they have been. We do ask that a parent is with each child.”As the parade begins, the town’s traditional string lights and decorations will be lighted and show the way for Santa who has promised to come to town Tuesday.Following the parade, the PCES children will sing a couple of songs at the Christmas tree lighting and then visit with Santa Claus.Pike County High School will sell hot chocolate and coffee and the elementary school will sell popcorn. Both are fundraisers for the individual schools.On Friday night, Goshen will host its Annual Christmas Parade, which will make its way through downtown Goshen, and, if history repeats itself, people will line both sides of the street as the town welcomes Christmas.The festivities will get underway at 5 p.m. at Town Hall when food vendors will have good things to eat and entertainment will begin as the crowd gathers. Jeffrey Knight, the Hephzibah Baptist Church Choir and SheBANG! Cloggers will be on stage outside Town Hall.At 6:15 p.m. the Rev. Jared Buchanan, pastor of Goshen Baptist Church, will read the Christmas Story as prelude to the Goshen Christmas Parade, which begins at 6:30 p.m.“You don’t have sign up for the Goshen Christmas Parade, you just need to show up,” said Goshen Mayor Jack Waller. “The parade will line up around the new Goshen High School gym and come right through town. Lights on the floats are good but optional.“The theme for this year’s Goshen Christmas Parade is ‘Christmas Miracles’ so people might want to keep that in mind as they plan and design their entries. We will give first, second and third prizes for the best floats.”Following the parade, children will be invited across the street to Jeff Warren’s pool house to make their Christmas wishes known to Santa Claus and have their pictures taken with the Jolly Ol’ Elf.“Each child will get one free photo with Santa,” Waller said. “There will be a small charge for additional photos. For the older people, there will be Bingo in the Senior Center.“We’ll have something for everyone and we invite everyone to Goshen Friday night for our parade and all the other activities. It will be a great night in Goshen.” Sponsored Content Next Up“We have a growing number of entries and good variety of entries, including the floats of the different City departments,” Sexton said. “We have floats sponsored by businesses and bands, cheerleaders, just a wide variety of entries. Of course, the Troy University Sound of the South Marching Band will announce the coming of Santa Claus and bring the parade to a rousing close.”The Troy Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. with lineup on Elm Street.“Elm Street will be blocked off at 5:15 p.m. so we want to remind everyone of that,” Sexton said. “The parade may be viewed beginning around the Troy Police Station and around the Square. The parade will come down Elm Street, turn left at the square and make its way around the square. The parade will turn at SheBANG! and pickup will be in the Pike County Courthouse parking lot.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The lighting of Troy’s Official Christmas Tree on the downtown square and all of the festivities surrounding the lighting will immediately follow the parade.Brundidge’s Annual Christmas Parade and Lighting Ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday.Dorthea Dow, president of the sponsoring Brundidge Business Association, said the Pike County High School Jazz Band will entertain as the crowd gathers for the parade beginning at 5:30 p.m.The parade will feature bands, churches, clubs and civic organizations and lots of fun surprises. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Scaling of metabolic rate with body mass and temperature in teleost fish

first_img1. We examined published studies relating resting oxygen consumption to body mass and temperature in post-larval teleost fish. The resulting database comprised 138 studies of 69 species (representing 28 families and 12 orders) living over a temperature range of c. 40 °C. 2. Resting metabolic rate (Rb; mmol oxygen gas h–1) was related to body mass (M; wet mass, g) by Rb = aMb, where a is a constant and b the scaling exponent. The model was fitted by least squares linear regression after logarithmic transformation of both variables. The mean value of scaling exponent, b, for the 69 individual species was 0·79 (SE 0·11). The general equation for all teleost fish was 1nRb = 0·80(1nM) – 5·43. 3. The relationship between resting oxygen consumption and environmental temperature for a 50-g fish was curvilinear. A typical tropical fish at 30°C requires approximately six times as much oxygen for resting metabolism as does a polar fish at 0°C. This relationship could be fitted by several statistical models, of which the Arrhenius model is probably the most appropriate. The Arrhenius model for the resting metabolism of 69 species of teleost fish, corrected to a standard body mass of 50 g, was 1nRb = 15·7 – 5·02.T–1, where T is absolute temperature (103 × K). 4. The Arrhenius model fitted to all 69 species exhibited a lower thermal sensitivity of resting metabolism (mean Q10 = 1·83 over the range 0–30 °C) than typical within-species acclimation studies (median Q10 = 2·40, n = 14). This suggests that evolutionary adaptation has reduced the overall thermal sensitivity of resting metabolism across species. Analysis of covariance indicated that the relationships between resting metabolic rate and temperature for various taxa (orders) showed similar slopes but significantly different mean rates. 5. Analysis of the data for perciform fish provided no support for metabolic cold adaptation (the hypothesis that polar fish show a resting metabolic rate higher than predicted from the overall rate/temperature relationship established for temperate and tropical species). 6. Taxonomic variation in mean resting metabolic rate showed no relationship to phylogeny, although the robustness of this conclusion is constrained by our limited knowledge of fish evolutionary history.last_img read more

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Giles adds value

first_imgWith the sale of its quiche manufacturing plant to The Food Investment Group at the end of January, Milton Keynes-based Giles Foods closed the door on nearly 30 years of producing and selling chilled quiches. But why sell a successful business that had grown by 150% in its previous year? The answer, says Giles, is added-value bread.Giles has just completed the final phase of building a state-of-the-art speciality bread bakery, at a cost of over £5m. This is situated just around the corner from the old quiche factory. The site has been built in two phases: the initial phase saw construction of a speciality bakery, which has been fitted out with three automated bread lines. This now feeds a new added-value plant, with four automated lines, able to pack into chilled or frozen formats. Realistic pricesBaguettes, ciabatta, focaccia, flat breads, slices and ‘tear-and-share’ are all produced at the new facility. Giles says it offers retailers and foodservice customers quality products, made to individual specifications, at realistic prices. To do this, the firm operates at high technical standards and completed the first full audit of the new site in February, gaining British Retail Consortium (BRC) Accreditation, grade A.While this was happening, the company says it has kept its focus on the Danish pastry market. It has also upgraded its Warminster site, nearly doubling it in size. This site, too, has just achieved BRC accreditation, grade A. Giles Foods’ technical director Cindy Lester says: “To gain grade A accreditation on both sites, while going through the turmoil of selling a major part of the business, has been an immense achievement by all members of the team. It was a real test of our systems and their robustness.” Shop floor upwardsAs a privately owned and managed company, Giles Foods does not have a complicated decision-making structure. The management runs the company from the shop floor upwards. Having turned over nearly £28m a year, before the sale of its quiche business, Giles now has ambitions to double its business from its new base of £13m over the next two years.“‘Who are you?’ has been a question too often asked by buyers, when being contacted by the sales team,” says David Marx, sales and marketing director. “With buyers in high street retailers changing every 18 months to two years, we have to make a lasting impact. In order to do that, we will lead in development, quality and reliability.”last_img read more

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