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Centum Investment Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgCentum Investment Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Centum Investment Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Limited (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileCentum Investment Limited is an equity firm specialising in investing in areas of growth, developmental capital and buyouts and seek to make equity investments between US$2 and US$20 million. The company invests in enterprises in the agricultural, education, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, information and communication technology, food and beverages, catering, automotive, publishing, real estate, power and FMCG sectors. In the beverage sector, it invests in businesses manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and carbonated soft drinks. These companies operate in and serve the needs of domestic markets in Africa sub-regions. In most private equity investments, it prefers to acquire a controlling and significant minor stake in the company. The head office of Centum Investment Company is in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Being people of God together in mutual relationship

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments (2) Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missionaries, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY June 14, 2016 at 11:59 am This is a good article that sets forth the themes of mutuality and companionship that are center-stage in mission thinking and practice today. It was great to have the 20 missionaries at the Global Mission Conference in Poncé, and they contributed much to the discussions. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Titus Presler says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments are closed. May 31, 2016 at 3:44 pm It’s ironic that an “aboriginal elder” is quoted on the same web page as the Archbishop of Uganda is quoted as warning against syncretism. Surely we have elders of our own whose words inspire us. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service J. Douglas Ousley says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Being people of God together in mutual relationship Missionaries share lessons from the field Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Youth & Young Adults Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY Long-term missionaries and Young Adult Service Corps missionaries posed with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry following a meeting held during the 21st annual Global Episcopal Mission Network Conference May 18-20 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] “If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”Lilla Watson, an aboriginal elder, activist and educator, from Australia is credited with these words, spoken by her and others in the early 1970s at a time when white Australians were becoming aware of the effects of racism and colonialism on the country’s indigenous people. These words were not only meant to challenge people working toward social justice, but reflected the frustration felt by the Aborigine toward the efforts of whites who in their offers of assistance, further perpetuated colonial perceptions and attitudes.The words, used to provoke discussion in a small group session during last week’s 21st annual Global Episcopal Mission Network conference in Puerto Rico, resonated with Rachel McDaniel, a Young Adult Service Corps missionary serving her second year in Brazil.Being a missionary, she said, is about “experiencing the love of God in Christ together.”The Global Episcopal Mission Network, or GEMN, annually brings together short- and long-term missionaries to empower and educate them in their work. Increasingly, the old way of being a missionary , and of mission trips focused on projects and doing things for others, is being replaced by a model centered in mutual respect and accompaniment, and developing a deeper understanding of one another’s context.“We still have a tendency in the Episcopal Church to want to, as many people have said before, we want to try to fix things for others and we see that as something that is important for us, but while we can work alongside our partners in helping them strengthen their communities, being present I think is even more important,” said the Rev. David Copley, the Episcopal Church’s officer for mission personnel and global partnerships.Copley’s office provides support for 51 adult and young adult missionaries in 20 countries around the Anglican Communion.Since his consecration in November 2015, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has shared his vision for the Jesus Movement and its two components – evangelism and reconciliation – and what it means for Episcopalians and the Episcopal Church to be a part of that movement. In his keynote address to the more than 120 people attending the GEMN conference, he talked about mission as a way of embodying Jesus in the world.“Bishop Curry talked about evangelism a lot and I think one of the things that our missionaries are learning and sharing is very much what we talk about as an ‘incarnational theology of mission,’ that sense of Christ is present amongst all people,” said Copley. “We are definitely not going to bring Jesus and share the Good News because it’s already there. But what we are doing is if we enter into a meaningful relationship then we see the Christ in the other and they see the Christ that is in us.“I think that there is also a mutual evangelizing that is happening when we are in a meaningful relationship. And again that was something that Bishop Curry touched upon in his opening talk when he talked about that sense of if you are living in the Jesus Movement then that comes out through your very being.”Twenty young adult and adult missionaries attended the GEMN conference, where they had the opportunity to share their experience with the presiding bishop and talk about mission and the Episcopal Church. They also shared their experiences with others on a panel where they answered questions such as, “How did you discern your call for long-term mission.?”For Monica Vega, a long-term missionary who served in South Africa for 14 years and now serves in Brazil, one man’s example led her to missionary life. When Vega was in her early twenties and living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she’d cross the city by bus on the weekends to volunteer in a shantytown where a man simply referred to as “Brother Domingo” repaired shoes.“He was this tiny guy with a thick French accent working on shoe repairs … and this man was a missionary and he was living among the people there and his only work was repairing shoes and he was the center of that shantytown,” said Vega during the workshop. “He didn’t do anything in the way of preaching, from time to time he’d do a Sunday school or prayer, but he said that really wasn’t his job, and one day I said, I want to do that.”For Alan Yarborough, who served two years as a YASC missionary in Haiti and who then stayed on to work at the St. Barnabas Center for Agriculture in the country’s north, he knew upon graduation from Clemson University in South Carolina that he wanted to experience of living and working abroad. Initially, he considered applying to the Peace Corps, but upon learning about the YASC program, he decided he wanted an experience where he’d be in relationship with others in the Episcopal Church, not just an American abroad, he said.In his second year of service in Haiti, Yarborough built time into his schedule to return to South Carolina, building stronger connections between parishes in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina and in Haiti.“That’s the real mission, bringing it back,” said Heidi Schmidt, in response to what Yarborough shared during the panel.Schmidt served alongside Vega in South Africa where they helped build Isibindi, a community-based program that trains unemployed community members to provide child and youth care services that allow orphaned children to be cared for in their communities by older siblings or other family members.Schmidt and Vega worked with locals, training them to run the program and eventually turning it over to them. They now work in São Paulo alongside women street venders, providing support for them, many of whom are migrant workers and vulnerable to gender-based violence.“Heidi and Monica spent seven years working in South Africa with a phenomenal program … this model was adopted in other parts of South Africa and is continuing today even though they are not there because they helped empower and  enable the community to continue that ministry,” said Copley. “They moved to Brazil and will only stay there as long as they feel they have something to contribute.”In Vega’s words: “You arrive where no one needs you and you leave when people think they need you.”Missionaries are not bringing God to communities, God already is there and they are not there to solve problems, build infrastructure or teach in schools; they are there to be present and learn about the lives of other people in community with them.“The reality is that in most parts of the world there are teachers and nurses that are able to do the work that missionaries used to be doing 50 to 100 years ago,” said Copley. “We want to make sure we’ve transitioned away from a colonial model and now we want to make sure we move away from a paternalistic model into a model where there’s mutual learning from one another.”The new model, he said, applies to both short-term mission trips and the YASC and long-term adult missionary models; it’s something people interested in short-term mission trips can learn from the young adult and adult missionaries.“I think sometimes we can focus so much more on the task itself and very little time on getting to know and understand one another,” said Copley. “I think in our culture we feel not that it’s a waste of time, but I think we feel as if we need to have what we see in our culture as meaningful experience and contribute something physically to a partner to make the trip worthwhile. We have to do something physical otherwise we can’t justify this, I think it’s allowing ourselves the understanding that we can justify a deepening a relationship in some ways as a more meaningful way of engaging in mission.”— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC By Lynette Wilson Posted May 26, 2016 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Young Adult Service Corps, last_img read more

This is funny but in a sad sort of way

first_img This is funny but in a sad sort of way Home News Feed This is funny but in a sad sort of way Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 14, 2015 SHARE Not far from the truth for some Indiana farmers Facebook Twitter Previous articleHouse Approves TPA but Defeats TAANext articleUSDA Accepting Applications for Biofuels Infrastructure Funding Gary Truitt SHARElast_img read more

September USDA Stocks Report Bearish

first_img The USDA reported larger than expected inventories of corn, soybeans, and wheat in its September 1st Stocks Report, which analysts call bearish for the markets. The corn supplies came in at 2.14 billion bushels, which is 138 million more than the last estimate of old-crop carryout. USDA says feed usage was likely smaller than expected, reducing the number of bushels that made their way out of storage and off the farm. September 1st soybean inventory is estimated at 438 million bushels, 43 million bushels higher than the previous estimate.In coming up with the number, USDA says the 2017 soybean crop was 19 million bushels larger than expected, upping last year’s yield to 49.3 bushels per acre nationwide. USDA raised its all-wheat production estimate by seven million bushels to 1.88 billion. September 1st wheat stocks came in at 2.37 billion bushels, more than pre-report estimates. The higher number indicated demand likely down eight percent from last year. Part of the reason may be slower than expected exports during the marketing year.Indiana corn stocks totaled 126.1 million bushels, 5 percent below a year earlier, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. About 17 percent of the corn was stored on farms. The fourth quarter disappearance was 188.9 million bushels, compared with 167.3 million bushels a year earlier. Soybean stocks on September 1, 2018, were 22.0 million bushels. That was 4 percent higher than stocks a year earlier. The fourth quarter indicated disappearance was 52.9 million bushels, compared with 57.0 million bushels during the same period a year ago. Farm stocks of soybeans were 3.6 million bushels. Wheat stocks on September 1, 2018, were 41.0 million bushels, 6 percent below a year ago. Ninety-seven percent of all wheat stocks were in commercial storage. First quarter indicated disappearance was 4.1 million bushels, approximately 9 percent of supply.Old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2018, totaled 2.14 billion bushels, down 7 percent from September 1, 2017. Of the total stocks, 620 million billion bushels were stored on farms, down 21 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, 1.52 billion bushels, were up 1 percent from a year ago. The June – August 2018 indicated disappearance was 3.16 billion bushels, compared with 2.94 billion bushels during the same period last year. Old crop soybeans stored in all positions on September 1, 2018, totaled 438 million bushels, up 45 percent from September 1, 2017. Soybean stocks stored on farms were estimated at 101 million bushels, up 15 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, 337 million bushels, were up 58 percent from last September. Indicated disappearance for the June – August 2018 quarter totaled 781 million bushels, up 18 percent from the same period a year earlier. All wheat stored in all positions on September 1, 2018, totaled 2.38 billion bushels, up 5 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks were estimated at 631 million bushels, up 28 percent from last September. Off-farm stocks, 1.75 billion bushels, were down 1 percent from a year ago. The June – August 2018 indicated disappearance was 605 million bushels, down 8 percent from the same period a year earlier.Sources: NAFB News Service & USDA NASS Great Lakes Region SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 30, 2018 Home Indiana Agriculture News September USDA Stocks Report Bearish Facebook Twitter September USDA Stocks Report Bearish Previous articleChina May Be Getting U.S. Soybeans Through the BackdoorNext articleCommentary: The Sector of Agriculture That is Booming Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Food, Agriculture Climate Alliance Recommends USDA Use Pilot Projects to Build…

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Food, Agriculture Climate Alliance Recommends USDA Use Pilot Projects to Build Toward… By American Farm Bureau Federation – May 4, 2021 The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA), now more than 70 members strong, has worked over the past three months to develop specific recommendations for how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) should approach a potential carbon bank. FACA began sharing those recommendations with USDA and Congress.A voluntary, USDA-led carbon bank is one policy mechanism being considered to help reduce barriers that producers and landowners face to participating in voluntary carbon markets and adopting climate-smart practices.FACA recommends that USDA lay the foundation for a potential carbon bank by first developing a series of pilot projects that would focus on the following four areas:Scaling climate solutions: Pilot projects should help increase adoption of climate-smart practices that reduce, directly capture or sequester greenhouse gas emissions, and/or increase climate resilience. Pilots should deploy “critical climate infrastructure” to increase the capacity of farmers, ranchers and forest owners to adapt to climate change, while ensuring food and economic security.Removing barriers to adoption: Pilot projects should encourage the widespread adoption of climate-smart practices and critical climate infrastructure by removing barriers and making it easier for producers and landowners to adopt these practices.Improving carbon accounting standards: USDA should develop consistent and credible criteria to account for the carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas reduction benefits of climate-smart agriculture and forestry projects and practices.Ensuring equitable opportunities: Pilot projects must be developed with and provide equitable opportunities for minority, socially disadvantaged and small-scale producers.Information gained from the pilots will serve two critical purposes. First, it will help USDA build a durable foundation for a carbon bank that gains long-term bipartisan congressional support. Second, it will help USDA build confidence in how to verify the climate benefits delivered by specific practices and management approaches.This approach will lay essential building blocks for a voluntary carbon bank that creates opportunities for all producers and landowners to participate in rapidly developing voluntary private markets and leverages private investment in agricultural and forestry climate solutions. As USDA develops a carbon bank, it must protect all existing funding for farm bill conservation and insurance programs, and it must ensure that a USDA-led carbon bank doesn’t undermine voluntary private markets.FACA included a portion of these recommendations in its response to USDA’s recent request for information about the agency’s climate strategy. The alliance is also actively working on additional in-depth tax credit policy recommendations to help ensure farmers, ranchers and forest owners have the tools and resources they need to contribute to climate solutions and benefit from doing so.Read FACA’s full carbon bank recommendations and see a full list of member organizations at Food, Agriculture Climate Alliance Recommends USDA Use Pilot Projects to Build Toward a Carbon Bank SHARE Previous articleAg Economy Barometer Remains Strong; Producers Concerned About Possible Changes in Estate Tax PolicyNext articlePurdue Extension Focuses on Renewable Energy Education Efforts American Farm Bureau Federation SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Speech And Debate Students Prize Winners In Online Video Contest

first_img Community News Business News Education Speech And Debate Students Prize Winners In Online Video Contest By Gilbert Rivera, Publications Supervisor Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 1:42 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena City College students Shannon Yong, Alicia Batice, and Thomas Morgenroth won $500 each in prize money for entering an online Speech Video Contest hosted by a well-renowned textbook company, Cengage Publishing. All three are members of PCC’s Speech and Debate team.Not only did they get cash for their outstanding oratories, but their videos will be featured on Cengage’s main site and put into a database for instructor manuals.This is the second consecutive time that Batice has won this particular contest. It’s the first for Morgenroth and Yong who is only 16 years old and attending PCC.While Yong will continue into her second year at PCC this fall, Batice is transferring to Northern Arizona University on a speech scholarship and Morgenroth will be flying to Dublin in the fall to finish his bachelor’s degree.Their winning topics ranged from sexual assault on college campuses to cutting-edge technologies in organ transplantation. Morgenroth’s speech was an impromptu, which meant that he was given his topic and instructed to create his speech two minutes before delivering his five-minute speech to an audience of more than 100 people.PCC entered six students in the competition. Those who didn’t place received recognition and a certificate.A recording of their videos was made and submitted with the help of their instructors and speech team coaches, Josh Fleming, Cindy Phu, and Allan Axibal-Cordero. This annual contest was nationwide and open to all UCs, CSUs, and community colleges. PCC had three grand prize-winners walking away with $500. Last year, PCC had two grand prize-winners and one honorary winner who received $250. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News center_img More Cool Stuff 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a commentlast_img read more

Man, woman charged with sexual assault

first_img Previous articleAce Hardware, Salvation Army hosting fan driveNext articleMan arrested after evading cops, crashing vehicle admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – June 8, 2018 Pinterest Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsCrime Man, woman charged with sexual assault Creamy Fruit SaladTexas Fried ChickenSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Facebookcenter_img Ector County deputies arrested and charged a man and woman Thursday accused of sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman.Deputies were first called about the sexual assault in the early morning of May 27 in the 2800 block of East Goldenrod Drive in Gardendale.The victim told deputies she had been punched in the face and that the two suspects, 23-year-old Lindsey Phillips and 30-year-old Aaron Wiest, had forced themselves on her in a sexual nature, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office news release stated, adding that she knew both of them.Phillips and Wiest were taken to the Ector County Detention Center Thursday both charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony, and were released Friday each on a $20,000 bond, the release detailed. Lindsey Phillips, left; Aaron Wiest Home Local News Crime Man, woman charged with sexual assault Facebook Twitter Twitter Police searching for man connected to hit and run Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death last_img read more

Quotient Sciences Acquires Arcinova, the UK-Based Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsBusiness NOTTINGHAM, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Quotient Sciences, the drug development and manufacturing accelerator, announced that it has acquired Arcinova, the U.K.-based multiservice contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). With over 40 years of experience and 160 employees, Arcinova provides drug substance, drug product and bioanalysis services to over 200 pharma and biotech customers worldwide. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: The acquisition expands Quotient’s service portfolio and will enable the integration of drug substance, drug product and clinical testing capabilities all under one organization — extending the 12-month drug development timeline savings already delivered by Quotient’s flagship platform Translational Pharmaceutics ®. By cutting through silos and integrating a range of capabilities, outsourced development programs can be further simplified and accelerated, consistent with Quotient’s belief that molecules need to become cures, fast. “I’d like to congratulate the Arcinova team on building an exciting business, and I am thrilled to be joining forces. Both businesses are similar in culture and aspire to help customers accelerate molecules from candidate selection through development and on to commercial launch,” said Mark Egerton, Ph.D., CEO of Quotient Sciences. “I’d also like to take this moment to thank our private equity partner, Permira, for supporting our ambitious growth plans.” Professor Ian Shott, CBE, co-founder and executive chairman of Arcinova, said, “Since inception, we set out to build a unique organization that accelerates the development of new medicines for patients in need. We are delighted to move on to the next stage with Quotient as the perfect partner for Arcinova. Deep science, agility, flexibility and the drive for customer service excellence are the cornerstones of both businesses. I look forward to working with the Quotient team and Permira to deliver even greater value for our customers.” As part of the deal, Arcinova’s minority equity partner, BGF, will exit the business, having backed its growth since 2018. Mark Bryant, BGF, said, “It has been a privilege to support the expansion of Arcinova’s world-leading CDMO facility at such a critical part of its growth journey. We wish the team all the best as it moves to the next stage with Quotient Sciences.” RBC Capital Markets acted as exclusive financial advisor to Quotient Sciences. PwC provided financial and tax due diligence services and Latham & Watkins provided legal counsel. BGF received legal counsel from Weightmans. KPMG served as corporate finance adviser for Arcinova, and Womble Bond Dickinson provided legal counsel. About Quotient Sciences Quotient Sciences is a drug development and manufacturing accelerator providing integrated programs and tailored services across the entire development pathway. Cutting through silos across a range of drug development capabilities, we save precious time and money in getting drugs to patients. Everything we do for our customers is driven by an unswerving belief that ideas need to become solutions, and molecules need to become cures, fast. Because humanity needs solutions, fast. About Arcinova Arcinova is a multiservice contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that serves pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies across the globe in developing their life changing medicines. The company, with decades of experience, combines agility with flexibility to provide an innovative approach to the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Arcinova’s ambition is to save our clients valuable time, enabling them to rapidly bring life-changing medicines to market. View source version on CONTACT: Jane Byram SCORR Marketing +1-512-626-2758 [email protected] KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH SCIENCE RESEARCH ONCOLOGY SOURCE: Quotient Sciences Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 08:01 AM Pinterestcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Previous articleImago BioSciences to Participate in Upcoming Investor ConferencesNext articleWestlake Chemical Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings for 2020 Conference Call Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Quotient Sciences Acquires Arcinova, the UK-Based Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization TAGS  Facebooklast_img read more

Levi Strauss & Co. Commences Senior Notes Offering

first_imgLocal News Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Pinterest Previous articleAlabama follows up title by finalizing star-studded classNext articleSoftServe wird Silver-Partner im Atlassian-Solution-Partnerprogramm Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp WhatsApp Levi Strauss & Co. Commences Senior Notes Offeringcenter_img Facebook SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 2, 2021– Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) today announced that it is commencing a private placement of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2031. The notes will be general unsecured senior obligations of the company and will rank equally with all of the company’s other senior unsecured indebtedness. The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, to redeem $800 million aggregate principal amount of the $1 billion aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.00% senior notes due 2025 and to pay fees and expenses related to the offering. The notes are not being registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. The notes will be offered and sold to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes are being offered pursuant only to an Offering Memorandum dated February 2, 2021. Statements in this press release regarding the private offering of debt securities shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy such securities. About Levi Strauss & Co. Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 3,100 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported 2020 net revenues were $4,453 million. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our notes offering and use of proceeds. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. We use words such as, but not limited to, “believe,” “will,” “so we can,” “when,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of our senior management and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Investors should consider the information contained in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year 2020, especially in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on our future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this news release may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated, or if no date is stated, as of the date of this press release. We are not under any obligation and do not intend to update or revise any of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release to reflect circumstances existing after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of future events even if experience or future events make it clear that any expected results expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements will not be realized. View source version on CONTACT: Investor Contact: Aida Orphan Levi Strauss & Co. (415) 501-6194 [email protected] Contact: Kelly Mason Levi Strauss & Co. (415) 501-7777 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ONLINE RETAIL FASHION RETAIL DEPARTMENT STORES SPECIALTY SOURCE: Levi Strauss & Co. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/02/2021 08:55 AM/DISC: 02/02/2021 08:55 AM Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Twitterlast_img read more

Stanford University Offers $3.4B to Affordable Housing

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Stanford University Offers $3.4B to Affordable Housing Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago June 26, 2019 1,134 Views As the San Francisco Bay area continues to face low affordability, Stanford University has offered to invest $3.4 billion in housing development in Santa Clara County. The offer includes 2,172 workforce housing units, including 575 front-loaded Below Market Rate housing units, developed concurrently with a 1.2 percent annual growth rate of its academic facilities over roughly two decades.“The Stanford community is confronting the serious regional challenges of affordability, housing availability and traffic congestion, and we’re working to do our part to promote solutions that serve Stanford and our neighbors,” said Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne in a statement. “This offer reflects our values as a residential university committed to sustainable development and service to the community.”The offer, totaling $4.7 billion, $1.17 billion to expand sustainable commute programs and funding for local bicycle, pedestrian and transit infrastructure projects in neighboring San Mateo County communities and Palo Alto as well as $138 million in funding for the Palo Alto Unified School District.“Stanford continues to be a leader in improving the quality of life in our region by addressing housing affordability and access and finding innovative transportation solutions,” said Rosanne Foust, President & CEO, San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA). “Stanford currently is one of the most progressive employers in the region when it comes to providing housing and operates world-renowned sustainable commute programs that take millions of trips off the roads each year. With this offer, Stanford is raising the bar once again and showing its commitment to address housing and transportation challenges facing our region.”Stanford’s offer comes on the heels of Google’s announcement that it will spend $1 billion on efforts aimed at increasing affordable housing in the San Francisco Bay area. Part of the plan is to utilize some of Google’s land.The Bay Area is one of the most expensive areas in the country. Despite a 39% increase in inventory and an ongoing increase in affordability within the San Francisco Bay area, many homeowners and potential homeowners are still finding the area unaffordable. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Stanford University Offers $3.4B to Affordable Housingcenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability HOUSING Stanford Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Harvard: Affordability and Homeownership Back on Track Next: Senior Housing Wealth Hits $7.14T Affordability HOUSING Stanford 2019-06-26 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more