Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling 888 Holdings has moved to address shareholders’ concerns over Brian Mattingley’s re-election as the operator’s non-executive chairman, after a significant percentage voted against his continuing in the position. Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Strategy 15th November 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address 888 Holdings has moved to address shareholders’ concerns over Brian Mattingley’s re-election as the operator’s non-executive chairman, after a significant percentage voted against his continuing in the position.At 888’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May, 21.3% of total votes cast were against Mattingley’s (pictured) re-election to the board, which had been put to shareholders in Resolution 4 of the agenda.The operator said that in accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, it had contacted those shareholders to vote against Resolution 4 to understand their concerns. This revealed that the main issue with Mattingley’s re-election was the length of his time on the 888 board.Mattingley was first appointed a director of 888 in August 2005, and has since served as its chief executive, non-executive director, executive chairman and non-executive chairman.The board explained that his length of service reflected the “significant value” he brings to his role. It highlighted his wealth of experience of the industry and working for listed business, as well as his industry knowledge and contacts.“The board believes Mr Mattingley’s continued tenure as non-executive chairman benefits all shareholders,” it explained.However, it added, succession planning was underway, something strengthened through the appointment of Mark Summerfield, previously head of gaming for accountancy and professional services giant KMPG, to the board in September this year.The operator will continue to look at potential additional non-executive appointments, and will provide an update on these efforts by its next AGM in May next year.“Any future board appointments will reflect 888’s strong diversity and leadership objectives, whilst complementing and building upon the existing expertise of the board,” it added. 888 looks to ease concerns over Mattingley re-election
Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) 2020 annual report.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ El Consejo Consultivo Anglicano comenzará su reunión formalmente el 29 de octubre (hora local) en la catedral de la Santa Trinidad [Holy Trinity Cathedral] en Auckland, donde el 28 de octubre los miembros [del Consejo] se unieron a los anglicanos locales para celebrar la Eucaristía. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, Nueva Zelanda]El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Rowan Williams, le pidió a una multitud que desbordaba la catedral de la Santa Trinidad en esta ciudad el 28 de octubre (hora local) que oraran porque los miembros del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano y todos los anglicanos redescubrieran lo que significa depender de la certeza de que Dios ama al mundo sin reservas y sin condiciones”.Una redifusión del sermón de Williams puede encontrarse aquí.La Eucaristía tuvo lugar el segundo día de la reunión del CCA que se extiende del 27 de octubre al 7 de noviembre, y se celebró en maorí, tongano e inglés. La presidieron los arzobispos William Brown Turei, David Moxon y Winston Halapua, que dirigen la Iglesia Anglicana en las tres tikangas de Aotearoa, Nueva Zelanda y Polinesia.El 28 de octubre, en la catedral de la Santa Trinidad de Auckland, un niño espera recibir la comunión de manos Te Kitohi Pikaahu, obispo de Tai Tokerau. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances SchjonbergLa liturgia incluyó música tradicional así como música eclesiástica más orientada hacia la Nueva Zelanda autóctona o Aotearoa . Por ejemplo, el Benedicté Aotearoa, llama a todos “maoríes y pakehas , mujeres y hombres, todos los que habitan la tierra de la larga nube blanca: todos ustedes santos y mártires del Pacífico Sur”, así como los “delfines y los kahawais [salmones], leones marinos y cangrejos, anémonas de coral, pipíes [moluscos] y camarones… kiwis y gorriones” a “dar a nuestro Dios gracias y alabanza”.Al predicar sobre la lectura del Evangelio del día (Juan 15:17-27), Williams advirtió a la congregación que no malinterpretara las palabras de Jesús sobre el odio del mundo a los que él ha elegido como una simple dicotomía del mundo que odia a Jesús y por consiguiente a la Iglesia. Por el contrario, afirmó, el pasaje contiene “un reto muy marcado a la Iglesia; no se trata solo de poder consolarnos a nosotros mismos cuando no le gustamos a la gente”.Ese reto, agregó, parte de la idea de que el amor del mundo es condicional y está destinado sólo a las personas que pertenecen [a nuestro grupo], “que son como uno”. Pero el amor encarnado por Jesús y “los amigos de Jesús” son para todo el mundo, no está reservado sólo para personas de ideas afines.“Es un amor que persevera cuando no es correspondido”, dijo Williams. “Es un amor que se derrama de manera extravagante sobre los que no inspiran amor. Por si acaso se lo preguntaran, los que no inspiran amor en este caso no son ellos, somos nosotros”.Por tanto, recalcó, el reto de la Iglesia consiste en “repensar el amor, repensar el sentido de pertenencia” en lugar de simplemente elegir quién puede pertenecer a partir de que sean personas muy simpáticas y de que pueda esperarse que les caigamos bien.Después de la Eucaristía del 28 de octubre en la catedral de la Santa Trinidad de Auckland, el arzobispo de Cantórbery, Rowan Williams, salió afuera a saludar a los feligreses, a posar para fotos con ellos y a firmar autógrafos. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg“Hemos logrado salir y crear cada vez más [nexos de] pertenencia con personas que no pertenecen”, resaltó el arzobispo, añadiendo que la Iglesia debe “extender irrazonablemente nuestra bienvenida, nuestra compasión, nuestra jubilosa comprensión a todo el mundo y vivir con las consecuencias, ciertamente muy desordenadas, de esa actitud”.Williams dijo que la “familia anglicana” da gracias por el ejemplo “de la lucha y el éxito” de la Iglesia en Aotearoa, Nueva Zelanda y la Polinesia “que los anglicanos aquí se las han arreglado para mantener juntos un profundo sentido de pertenencia… los unos con los otros y con el mundo”.Williams sugirió que la Iglesia y sus miembros pueden enfrentar el desafío que el Evangelio les presenta acordándose de que Jesús les recuerda a sus amigos en la Última Cena que ellos han estado con él desde el principio. “El principio”, explicó Williams, quiere decir el principio del tiempo, no sólo el comienzo del ministerio de Jesús”.“Dios nos ama desde el principio, antes de que perteneciéramos a nada, antes de que hiciéramos algo, antes de que lográramos algo, incluso antes de que creyéramos en algo, Dios nos amaba. Desde el principio estuvimos allí”, señaló.Por consiguiente, todo el mundo y todos sus habitantes están igualmente vinculados en el “inmenso misterio de la efusión que Dios hace de sí mismo en la creación y en el amor redentor”, dijo y puede no haber ninguna división entre la Iglesia y el mundo porque “nuestra identidad, nuestro destino [y] nuestro llamado se sostienen en ese acto eterno”.“No es que el amor de Dios nos recompense por lo que hacemos. Es que el amor de Dios nos hace lo que somos. Nuestra tarea no consiste en hacernos amables… nuestro quehacer consiste en crear la pertenencia que la palabra de Dios quiere, conectar, inflamar a todo lo que nos rodea con el reconocimiento de un amor irrazonable, universal [y] abrumador. Para eso es que existe la Iglesia”.La Rda. Linda Murphy, diácona vocacional de la Misión de la Ciudad de Auckland, lee el Evangelio el 28 de octubre durante la Eucaristía celebrada en la catedral de la Santa Trinidad.“La Iglesia es todo lo que en nosotros dice ‘sí’ al insensato amor de Dios, que se extiende en la misión”, dijo Williams. Ese “sí”, agregó, puede ser un antídoto a la tendencia humana de “tratar constantemente de retraerse de las tremendas implicaciones del Evangelio”.El arzobispo le pidió a los presentes que oraran para que el CCA y todos los anglicanos tuvieran en los próximos días “un redescubrimiento como anglicanos de ese misterioso sentido de estar allí desde el principio” y de la consecuente identidad común de haber estado envueltos en el “inmotivado” amor de Dios desde el mismo principio.Si los anglicanos pueden recobrar ese sentido, “entonces nuestra maravillosa, polémica, diversa [y] desordenada Comunión Anglicana testificará en el espíritu de verdad que proviene del Padre”, concluyó Williams.Antecedentes del CCAEl CCA es uno de los cuatro instrumentos de la Comunión. Los otros son el arzobispo de Cantórbery (que sirve como presidente del CCA), la Conferencia de Lambeth de Obispos Anglicanos y la Reunión de los Primados.Instituido en 1969, el CCA incluye a clérigos y laicos, al igual que a obispos, entre sus delegados. La membresía [del CCA] consta de una a tres personas de cada una de las 38 provincias de la Comunión Anglicana, dependiendo del tamaño de la feligresía de cada provincia. En los casos donde hay tres miembros, hay un obispo, un presbítero y un laico. En los casos donde se nombran menos miembros, la preferencia se le da a los laicos. La Constitución del CCA puede encontrarse aquí.El Consejo se reúne cada tres o cuatro años y la reunión de Auckland es la 15ª desde su creación.La Iglesia Episcopal está representada por Josephine Hicks, de Carolina del Norte; la Rda. Gay Jennings, de Ohio y el obispo Ian Douglas de Connecticut.Jefferts Schori asiste a la reunión en su carácter de miembro del Comité Permanente de la Comunión Anglicana, que se reunió antes del comienzo de la reunión del CCA. Douglas también es miembro del Comité Permanente.La cobertura previa que ha hecho ENS de la 15ª reunión del CCA se encuentra aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Disability Snowsport UK has received its biggest ever donation in its 40-year history, which is enabling it to open a new adaptive snowsport school.The charity received £131,000 from Crystal Ski Holidays, which will enable DSUK to establish a new adaptive snowsport school at the dry ski slope at Sandown Sports in Esher, Surrey.A significant proportion of the donation is a result of Crystal Ski Holidays customers choosing to donate £1 whenever they have booked a ski or snowboarding holiday through Crystal’s website. This money has been topped up further through guests donating additional funds when participating in various activities during their holiday.Chris Logan, Managing Director, Crystal Ski Holidays said:“We’re delighted to support DSUK and to be able to help them expand their operation with the opening of the new snowsport school. A huge thank you to our customers for their generosity too. Our team is really passionate about the work DSUK does and many have spent time volunteering for the charity and seeing first-hand the support they provide.”Peter Le Masurier, CEO at Sandown Sports said: Advertisement “I am thrilled that we are now able to offer adaptive skiing in association with DSUK at Sandown. Making sport accessible for all, lies at the heart of what we aspire to deliver.”DSUK will be running free taster sessions at Sandown Sports for any disabled people who might be interested in skiing or snowboarding. Tagged with: corporate sport AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Melanie May | 6 November 2018 | News Main image: James North Photo 131 total views, 1 views today 132 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Disability Snowsport UK to expand after receiving biggest ever donation
Rebel Diaz Arts Collective members Claudia De la Cruz and Rodrigo Venegas (right) joined with Sky Cohen (center), from the bookstore Bluestockings, to create a new library.New York City police and federal marshals raided the Rebel Diaz Artists Collective (RDACBX) in the South Bronx on Feb. 28 and evicted the group from its loft space.Producer DJ Illanoiz was the only person inside. He was awakened by armed police and told he had just five minutes to “get the f—k out.”The locks were immediately changed. Overnight, the collective’s possessions — including sound equipment, artwork and furniture — were quickly removed and thrown in the trash.Word spread quickly throughout activist and hip-hop circles and the South Bronx community. More than 100 people turned out for a news conference and rally to support RDACBX outside the building on the evening of March 1.“We have served the community because we are the community,” RodStarz of Rebel Diaz, the hip-hop duo that founded RDACBX, told the rally. “When we go out and do events like the South by South Bronx hip-hop festival, or when we open the Richie Perez Radical Library and push the idea of learning about our histories through people who look and sound like us — the system is gonna feel uncomfortable with that.”RDACBX had been locked in a long struggle with the building’s landlord, Marc Pogostin, of Austin Property Corp. The commercial developer, bent on furthering the gentrification of the South Bronx, had hiked the collective’s monthly rent from $1,400 to $2,400 in an effort to push them out.The developer also objected to “unauthorized” murals created on the outside of the loft giving voice to people’s struggles, including “I am Troy Davis” and “No human being is illegal.”But RDACBX fought back, gathering support from community organizations, churches, educators and local politicians, as well as carrying out a six-month rent strike.The surprise timing and violent character of the eviction show there was more at stake than possession of the loft space. “They came in with armed officers into what is supposed to be a safe space for the community,” noted collective member Karen Louviere.In its four-and-a-half years, RDACBX has become a major thorn in the side of New York’s rich and powerful — from billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York Police Department to bankers on Wall Street.Rebel Diaz and RDACBX have been out front in organizing young people of color to fight back against racist police brutality and in solidarity with undocumented immigrants. The group has championed the case of Chilean revolutionary Victor Toro, who is threatened with deportation.During the 2011 occupation of Zuccotti Park by Occupy Wall Street, RDACBX played a strategic role in bringing youth of color and their issues to that movement and stood side by side with OWS in its battle against eviction by the NYPD.At the same time, the RDACBX has become a valued resource for people in the South Bronx community. In the best traditions of the Black Panthers and Young Lords, RDACBX opened its doors and made its knowledge and resources available to students and educators, independent artists and activists.At the March 1 rally, RodStarz denounced the robbery of “a space that young people came to for after-school programming, workshops and summer youth employment, in a borough where the most common after-school activity for young people is being stopped and frisked.”Collective member Claudia De La Cruz said, “Despite the violent removal of RDACBX from its space, [we] will continue to work on its development, as it strives to be a resource for the community. There is a need for this organization to exist in the South Bronx.”As RDACBX begins its search for a new home, the group is asking supporters to send in their personal testimonials about the impact the collective and its space have had on them — as an organizing center, safe community space, place for artistic expression or educational resource. Readers can send their testimonials to [email protected] thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
RSF_en Latvia is not the first Baltic country to cite EU sanctions as grounds for banning a media outlet carrying Russian propaganda. In December 2019, Estonia forced the closure of the local bureau of the news agency Sputnik, a Rossiya Segodnya offshoot, by abusively threatening to prosecute its employees for cooperating with Kiselev. Organisation July 10, 2020 – Updated on July 27, 2020 Baltic countries: Misusing EU sanctions to ban Russian TV channels is not a legitimate tool for promoting reliable information June 4, 2021 Find out more News Latvia and Lithuania have just banned Russian TV channels, arguing they are implementing European Union sanctions. As Riga calls on all EU member states to follow suit, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the abuse of the sanctions regime. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Dmitrii Kiselev (AFP) News Читать на русском / Read in RussianThe National Electronic Mass Media Council of Latvia (NEPLP) banned the broadcasting of the Russian TV network RT’s seven channels on 6 July on the grounds that this constituted implementation of the EU sanctions imposed in 2014 on Dmitrii Kiselev, who is, in addition to his capacity of the head of Russian news agency Rossiya Segodnya, allegedly in control of the RT. The NEPLP’s simultaneous call for all EU member countries to “follow our example” was quickly taken up by Latvia’s Baltic neighbour Lithuania, which announced on 8 July that it was going to ban the broadcasting of five RT channels. Related documents Читать на русском / Read in RussianPDF – 106.1 KB News While it is legitimate to defend and promote independent and reliable news reporting, RSF regards these closures as a misuse of the EU sanctions policy. Banning or closing media is not part of the sanctions adopted against Kiselev. Regardless of the aggressiveness of Russian propaganda in Europe, EU sanctions are not a legitimate or appropriate tool for combating it. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says LatviaLithuaniaEstoniaEurope – Central Asia Media independenceInternational bodies Freedom of expression Help by sharing this information Latvia is ranked 22nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, while Lithuania is 28th and Estonia is 14th. Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Rather than banning media outlets on loose grounds and on a flimsy legal basis, countries can require all media to guarantee editorial independence and can then impose legitimate sanctions, subject to judicial control, when it is established that media outlets have not complied with their obligations. Imposing the same requirements on all media outlets (regardless of their country of origin) makes it possible to avoid retaliatory measures from countries waging information wars. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia LatviaLithuaniaEstoniaEurope – Central Asia Media independenceInternational bodies Freedom of expression News June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more
Receive email alerts Follow the news on Australia Google experiments drop Australian media from search results AustraliaAsia – Pacific RSF_en RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia January 21, 2021 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out more December 18, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to Australia’s Prime Minister Help by sharing this information On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News Organisation February 22, 2021 Find out more News AustraliaAsia – Pacific News The Hon Kevin Michael RuddPrime MinisterParliament HouseCanberra ACT 2600AustraliaParis, 18 December 2009Dear Prime Minister,Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that defends free expression worldwide, would like to share with you its concern about your government’s plan to introduce a mandatory Internet filtering system. While it is essential to combat child sex abuse, pursuing this draconian filtering project is not the solution. If Australia were to introduce systematic online content filtering, with a relatively broad definition of the content targeted, it would be joining an Internet censors club that includes such countries as China, Iran and Saudi Arabia.Communications minister Stephen Conroy announced on 15 December that, after a year of testing in partnership with Australian Internet service providers (ISPs), your government intended to introduce legislation imposing mandatory filtering of websites with pornographic, paedophile or particularly violent content.Reporters Without Borders would like to draw your attention to the risks that this plan entails for freedom of expression.Firstly, the decision to block access to an “inappropriate” website would be taken not by a judge but by a government agency, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Such a procedure, without a court decision, does not satisfy the requirements of the rule of law. The ACMA classifies content secretly, compiling a website blacklist by means of unilateral and arbitrary administrative decision-making. Other procedures are being considered but none of them would involve a judge.Secondly, the criteria that the proposed law would use are too vague. Filtering would be applied to all content considered “inappropriate,” a very slippery term that could be interpreted very differently by different people. In all probability, filtering would target “refused classification” (RC) sites, a category that is extremely controversial as it is being applied to content that is completely unrelated to efforts to combat child sex abuse and sexual violence, representing a dangerous censorship option. Subjects such as abortion, anorexia, aborigines and legislation on the sale of marijuana would all risk being filtered, as would media reports on these subjects.The choice of filtering techniques has not been clearly defined. Would it be filtering by key-words, URL text or something else? And what about the ISPs that are supposed to carry out the filtering at the government’s request? Will they be blamed, will they be accused of complicity in child sex abuse if the filtering proves to be ineffective, as it almost certainly will?Your government claims that the filtering will be 100 per cent effective but this is clearly impossible. Experts all over the world agree that no filtering system is effective at combating this kind of content. On the one hand, such a system filters sites that should not be affected (such as sites about the psychology of child sexuality or paedophile crime news). And on the other, it fails to filter targeted sites because their URLs contain key-words that are completely unrelated to their content, or because their content (photo and text) is registered under completely neutral terms. Furthermore, people who are determined to visit such sites will know how to avoid the filtering by, for example, using proxy servers or censorship circumvention software or both.The Wikileaks website highlighted the limitations of such as system when it revealed that the ACMA blacklist of already banned websites contained many with nothing reprehensible in their content. According to Wikileaks, the blacklist included the Abortion TV website, some of the pages of Wikileaks itself, online poker sites, gay networks, sites dealing with euthanasia, Christian sites, a tour operator’s site and even a Queensland dentist’s site.The US company Google has also voiced strong reservations. Google Australia’s head of policy, Iarla Flynn, said yesterday: “Moving to a mandatory ISP filtering regime with a scope that goes well beyond such material is heavy handed and can raise genuine questions about restrictions on access to information.”As regards paedophilia, the most dangerous places on the Internet are websites offering chat and email services. So if this project were taken to its logical conclusion, access to sites such as Gmail, Yahoo and Skype would also have to be blocked, which would of course be impossible.There are more effective ways to combat child pornography, including tracking cyber-criminals online (by means of cookies, IP address comparison, and so on), combined with police investigation into suspects and their online habits. Why did your government end the programme launched by the previous government, which made free filtering systems available to Australian families? This procedure had the merit of being adapted to individual needs and gave each home the possibility of shielding its children from porn.A real national debate is needed on this subject but your communications minister, Stephen Conroy, made such a debate very difficult by branding his critics as supporters of child pornography. An opportunity was lost for stimulating a constructive exchange of ideas.We also regret the lack of transparency displayed by your government as regards the tests carried out in recent months using procedures that have been kept secret. Your government paid some 300,000 Australian dollars to ISPs to finance the tests. Australian taxpayers have a right to be given detailed information about the results.Finally, you must be aware that this initiative is a source of a concern for your compatriots. In a recent Fairfax Media poll of 20,000 people, 96 per cent were strongly opposed to such a mandatory Internet filtering system, while around 120,000 Australians have signed a petition against Internet censorship launched by the online activist group GetUp. The withdrawal of this proposal would therefore satisfy public opinion as well as prevent a democratic country from introducing a system that threatens freedom of expression.I thank you in advance for the consideration you give to our recommendations.Sincerely,Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General to go further News
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– The “Laboratory Automated Incubators – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The publisher brings years of research experience to the 6th edition of this report. The 125-page report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed. Global Laboratory Automated Incubators Market to Reach $629.6 Million by 2027 Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Laboratory Automated Incubators estimated at US$485.4 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$629.6 Million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 3.8% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Biotech & Pharma Companies, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 3.9% CAGR and reach US$283.7 Million by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Research & Academic Institutes segment is readjusted to a revised 3.4% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $142.8 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 3.6% CAGR The Laboratory Automated Incubators market in the U.S. is estimated at US$142.8 Million in the year 2020. China, the world’s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$112 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 3.6% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 3.5% and 3.2% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.7% CAGR. Contract Research Organizations Segment to Record 4.1% CAGR In the global Contract Research Organizations segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 4.2% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$100.6 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$134 Million by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$70.2 Million by the year 2027. Competitors identified in this market include, among others:Becton, Dickinson and CompanybioMerieux SABioTek Instruments, Inc.Shimadzu CorporationThermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Key Topics Covered: I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. MARKET OVERVIEWGlobal Competitor Market SharesLaboratory Automated Incubators Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 & 2025Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE III. MARKET ANALYSIS IV. COMPETITIONTotal Companies Profiled: 38 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/wb4857 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005327/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH OTHER SCIENCE RESEARCH PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 09:25 AM/DISC: 02/19/2021 09:25 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005327/en TAGS Pinterest WhatsApp Global Laboratory Automated Incubators Industry (2020 to 2027) – Key Market Drivers and Trends – ResearchAndMarkets.com Twitter Local NewsBusiness Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Previous articleImpossible Foods Launches 2021 Internship ProgramNext articleThe Latest: Skier Faivre says “not so easy to enjoy” GS gold Digital AIM Web Support
By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Local News Napper leaving MCH soonerHospital board votes on new leadership Pinterest TAGS Ector County Hospital District 4 board member David Dunn and District 2 board member Mary Lou Anderson take an oath of office Tuesday in the board room at Medical Center Hospital. Medical Center Health System President and CEO Rick Napper is making his exit from Odessa and his health care career sooner than expected. Napper announced that June 14 would be his last day serving in his role, about three months earlier than his previously stated retirement date of Sept. 15, during an Ector County Hospital District Board meeting Tuesday. Napper said he came to MCH in December 2017 with the intent of improving the organization, building credibility and expanding its reputation. “I cannot stay if I violate any of those things, and I feel that when the confidence of the employees no longer rests in their CEO, then it is time for that CEO to move on,” Napper said. “It is time for Rick Napper to leave health care altogether.” He plans to leave Odessa that same day and move with his wife to their new home in Kentucky. In a prepared statement released in May, Napper said he decided to retire “after considering ongoing challenges of healthcare and concern for the impact that it may have on (his) health.” His decision to retire came shortly after a number of Freedom of Information Act requests were made by the Odessa American and CBS7 following several weeks of personal time off the CEO took following an April board meeting. Around the same, time Vice President of Provider and Community Relations Tracy Green’s employment ended. It remains unclear whether she was fired or quit and FOI requests submitted to answer those questions are being fought by an Austin law firm hired by the health system. In the attorney’s request to the Attorney General for the information to be exempt from disclosure, the law firm argued some of the information was “highly intimate or embarrassing.” Another request stated, “…the District received a report of an alleged violation of a law or District policy that is within the purview of the District’s enforcement authority,” and since the informer’s identity is not known to the requester, the information should be withheld. An external search process will begin to fill the CEO position and it is unconfirmed at this time whether Napper will receive any type of MCH retirement or financial package. “We’re getting started in a search for a new CEO and we have to make decisions on what’s going to happen in the interim and how that goes forward,” newly elected MCH ECHD Board President Don Hallmark said. “We’ll have all of those answers at least by the end of the week.” Napper’s announcement Tuesday followed the hospital board’s annual officer appointments, and not all board members appeared satisfied with the results. Hallmark and District 7 board member Ben Quiroz were nominated for board president position and Hallmark received the majority of the votes. District 3’s Richard Herrera and Quiroz were the only two board members to not vote for Hallmark. Quiroz had posted on Facebook the day before the vote took place about his interest in chairing the board of directors. His pitch to convince the board to lend him their votes centered on his stated belief that he could use his board experience and health care knowledge to help carry the organization through its transition in finding a new CEO. “We want the best person for the job and not the one that is the most convenient,” Quiroz said. During Hallmark’s short statement to the board prior to the vote, he briefly touched on addressing issues with communication, but remained vague. “I’m talking about just having a common communication inside the board that’s more informative since it’s been limited,” Hallmark said in a phone interview. “We need to be able to have a discussion and everyone be informed about what we’re talking about every time.” Quiroz interjected Hallmark’s message to the board to ask “what would your vision be, Don, to move forward, what is your plan?” District 6 board member Wallace Dunn quickly suggested a vote. “He started to answer the question and I just didn’t think it was appropriate, it wasn’t the time or place to have that conversation,” he said. In just 30 seconds the conversation had closed, votes were cast and Hallmark was appointed as the new president of the board. The title was previously held by Mary Thompson, former District 6 board member. An unprofessional exchange reportedly occurred after the meeting adjourned. District 6’s Dunn said he overheard Quiroz say a “rude remark” to an audience member but would not give any further details. Quiroz said he would rather not comment about that when asked if he spoke with any audience members after the meeting. Odessa resident Gloria Apolinario made a public Facebook post following the meeting stating “Ben Quiroz was upset for losing the presidency to Don Hallmark. He put his face in front of my face and blamed me for the change in the board. …” Apolinario could not be reached for comment Wednesday. Hallmark said he witnessed Quiroz state an intent to resign, but the District 7 board member later retracted his statement. The OA previously reported that District 1’s Bryn Dodd also threatened to resign from her position last month after she said she was disrespected and verbally attacked by some of the other board members during executive session. Quiroz said he did not speak to Hallmark or Dunn after the meeting and clarified on Wednesday that he is not considering resigning. Quiroz said many of the board members are passionate about their position, which he said even led to threats of his arrest from Hallmark after adjournment. “He had made some threats and I was just taken aback by that,” Quiroz said. Hallmark denied the claim and said although he did speak with Quiroz, no threats were issued. Hallmark said the events that occurred after the meeting would not have an impact on how the newly restructured board works as a team. “The board as a whole is in good shape,” he said. Other officer elections resulted in District 1’s Bryn Dodd for vice president and District 2’s Mary Lou Anderson for executive committee member. Jan Ramos was reappointed as the ECHD board secretary. IN OTHER BUSINESS The board took the following action:District 4 board member David Dunn and District 2 board member Mary Lou Anderson took an oath of office.Approved a capital expenditure request for Sorin Heart/Lung Bypass System and two Cincinnati Sub-Zero Hemotherm units at a total cost of $187,100. Twitter Previous articleLiving With Diabetes and Can’t Afford Your Insulin? Here Are Some Tips that Can HelpNext article062019_Zombie_Camp_JF_05 Digital AIM Web Support