Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) 2013 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw)  2013 presentation Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Forget easyJet shares! Here’s what I’d buy instead

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. It seems fair to say that 2020 has been a year budget airline easyJet (LSE: EZJ) will want to forget. As if the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent grounding of flights weren’t bad enough for business, the company was also recently forced to announce that millions of customer details were hacked back in January. Despite all this, those buying the stock back when markets crashed in March will have done very well. Indeed, easyJet’s share price was flying a little over 60% higher yesterday than where it was in mid-March.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…Are the shares are still worth buying? Not in my view.Reasons to steer clear of easyJetThe arguments against buying now are both plentiful and powerful.First, investor expectations may be unreasonably high. Even if the company manages to get more planes in the air, you’d need to be a real optimist to think that things will return to how they used to be anytime soon.Ask your nearest and dearest whether they’d be happy to fly tomorrow. I’ll bet the majority won’t, even if middle seats were kept free. Also consider the increased costs associated with keeping planes clean and the need to offer big discounts to attract flyers in an already highly competitive industry.All this surely has implications for profits and, ultimately, the share price. Will those who’ve recently made a packet be willing to stick around? I’m not so sure, especially as we become more aware of the full economic impact of the pandemic. Even Warren Buffett, arguably the greatest proponent of buy-and-hold investing, dumped all his airline stocks not that long ago.Another thing worth considering is that a not-insignificant portion of easyJet’s shares are being shorted. In other words, a fair number of market participants are now betting the share will fall. These highly researched shorters don’t always get their calls right but it takes guts to go against them.So, what would I buy instead?As an alternative, I would suggest investing in quality, market-leading companies that, crucially, tend to be resilient in good times or bad. I wrote about one such firm earlier this month. Of course, if you really want some exposure to easyJet, you could push equal amounts of cash into all of the UK’s listed airlines and cross your fingers. This is less dangerous than backing the Luton-based business on its own but it does feel more akin to gambling than investing to me. It’s still a poor way of diversifying your capital as well. A less risky, albeit potentially less lucrative alternative would be buy a cheap FTSE 100 exchange-traded fund. This ensures at least some of your money is invested in easyJet. The remainder is spread around the rest of the UK’s biggest companies.Another consideration, particularly in light of easyJet’s recent woes, is getting some exposure to cybersecurity stocks. The growing need for companies of all sizes to protect themselves from sophisticated hackers makes this a great option for long term defensive investors, in my opinion.If you’d rather not sort the wheat from the chaff, then the iShares Digital Security UCITS ETF could be ideal. It tracks a basket of 113 stocks, roughly half of which are based in the US. The ongoing charge is 0.4%, making this a relatively cheap way of getting on board this mega-trend.  Paul Summers | Saturday, 20th June, 2020 | More on: EZJ ISF 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. Forget easyJet shares! Here’s what I’d buy instead “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Paul Summers 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

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The Victrex share price hits record highs on strong results, dividend resumption!

first_img 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Victrex. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Risk appetite across UK share markets is struggling for traction on Monday. The daily change on both the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are practically unchanged from last week. But the Victrex (LSE: VCT) share price is having no problem getting traction in the start-of-week business.Demand for the polymer product manufacturer’s shares have blasted off following the release of fresh financials. The Victrex share price has just soared to fresh-record highs above £26. This represents a 10% daily rise.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…Plastic fantasticIn its half-year results, Victrex advised of a healthy pick-up in sales as conditions in its end markets continued to improveAccording to the FTSE 250 firm, sales volumes rose 5% during the six months to March, to 2,087 tonnes. Volumes strengthened from January too, with second quarter volumes up 8% year-on-year.Demand was particularly explosive at Victrex’s Electronics division and the Manufacturing & Engineering unit over the six months. Sales in these parts of the business soared 28% and 27%, thanks to new application growth.However, revenues at Victrex fell in the first half, despite this pick up in volumes. These clocked in at £150.9m, down 0.4% at real exchange rates. Though this was up 2% year-on-year at constant currencies.The plastics giant attributed the fall to “a softer sales mix.” Victrex saw sales at its Medical division drop 16% in the half, the firm simply saying that “elective surgeries take time to return.”This more than offset the faster sequential improvement in the company’s Industrial end markets. This unfavourable  mix caused the average selling price of its products to slip to £72 per kilogram from £76 in the same 2019/2021 period.The first-half sales fall, allied with an uptick in cost of sales, caused Victrex’s pre-tax profits to drop 7% to £46.6m.Dividend resumption boosts Victrex’s share priceCommenting on those six-month numbers, chief executive Jakob Sigurdsson said: “Victrex delivered good volume growth through the first half despite a strong performance in the prior year period, as improving end-markets and our solid and sustainable recovery from the impact of COVID-19 continues.”He added that the company enjoyed “record volumes for March and April,” despite a softer sales mix, and described Victrex’s order book as “robust.”As a consequence, the FTSE 250 firm said “we remain comfortable with current full year expectations.” It added that profits will be weighted towards the first half.Victrex’s also described its financial position as “strong” with the business reporting total cash of £79.6m as of March. This, along with those improving sales, encouraged the company to announce it was resuming the payment of dividends.For the first half, Victrex will pay a dividend of 13.42p per share, it said. Cash conservation, in the wake of Covid-19, prompted the company to ultimately cancel paying an interim payment in 2020. Dividends at the business are now back to pre-pandemic levels, the firm added. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The Victrex share price hits record highs on strong results, dividend resumption!center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Royston Wild | Monday, 10th May, 2021 | More on: VCT See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Bishop of St. Helena is first to be consecrated on…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Dec 6, 2018 [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Dale Bowers, the new bishop of St. Helena, has become the first to be consecrated on the remote island in the South Atlantic. The island has played an important part in the history of Anglicanism in the area now covered by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. It is the first part of the province to experience Anglican ministry and is home to the oldest surviving Anglican church in the Southern Hemisphere.Read the full article here. 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 Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop of St. Helena is first to be consecrated on remote South Atlantic island Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT People Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

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Solar Tower / Ábalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/371164/solar-tower-abalos-sentkiewicz-arquitectos Clipboard Year:  Solar Tower / Ábalos+Sentkiewicz ArquitectosSave this projectSaveSolar Tower / Ábalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos Architects: Ábalos + Sentkiewicz arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Year:  Social Housing Area:  10080 m² Area:  10080 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 9 Share Spain 2012 Solar Tower / Ábalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos CopySocial Housing•Valencia, Spain Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/371164/solar-tower-abalos-sentkiewicz-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeÁbalos + Sentkiewicz arquitectosOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingValenciaHousingSpainPublished on May 10, 2013Cite: “Solar Tower / Ábalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos” 10 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs photographs:  José HeviaPhotographs:  José HeviaStructural Engineering:Antoni Ortí, José Ramón SoléM/E Engineering:Paco Mora, Jose María BarredaQuality Surveyor:Enrique LlinaresConstruction:Grupo SecopsaRenderings:Ismael Martín, Luis Matanzo, José RodríguezModel:Jesús MedinaBidget:8.200.000 €Project Directors:Iñaki Ábalos, Renata SentkiewiczProject Team:Alfonso Miguel, Laura Torres, Jorge Álvarez-Builla, Víctor Garzón, Pablo de la Hoz, Ismael Martín, Luis Matanzo, Jens Richter, David Sobrino, José RodríguezCity:ValenciaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José HeviaRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Jansen-Economy 50Windowspanoramah!®ah! Noble MetalsHidden JointsFastmount®Large Panel Fastener – Stratlock RangeThe Solar Tower in Sociópolis, Valencia, is born out of the same initial sketch-idea as the La Chapelle Tower, in an attempt to move social housing away from the anonymous recurrent iconographies, exploring the possibilities of a tower which dematerializes at its top multiplying exterior and interior spaces with their own identity. The use of a reflective materiality and geometry with a growing curvilinear matrix, allows playing with the reflections, leading the look to the crucial point of a tall building, a model widely experimented in the American city, for which the Giralda Tower often served as a reference.Save this picture!© José Hevia The vertical typologies, while ensuring sun exposure, decisively promote cross ventilation, an environmental strategy that in the humid and sunny weather of Valencia becomes the essential passive strategy. At the same time, the financing of social housing which is based on the appropriate use of interior square meters makes almost unviable the strategies using spaces and intermediate filters. Save this picture!Floor Plans Linked to the understanding that the housing is rent based, where the costs of construction and especially the maintenance should be minimized, the most effective strategies and the ones that allow you to enjoy the panoramic views from the tower, ­are the ones that allow the reduction of heat gains through ventilated and reflective walls, intensify cross ventilation through the double orientation of the houses and tight proportioned, high thermal performance glass windows that can be opened in their full surface. Save this picture!© José Hevia The construction system, studied in detail by a physical analysis of the building, allows taking advantage of Valencia´s great periods of climatic comfort, an average of three hundred days of passive comfort in the houses. The reduction of costs due to rationalization of the facade allows the incorporation of an individual winter / summer acclimatization for extreme days (divided between calories and kilocalories to the average of fifty percent).This precise management of resources achieves an integral comfort with a minimal environmental impact and a maximum use of the physical and landscape characteristics of vertical construction. (The building has obtained the highest environmental IVE (Valencian institute of energy) profile qualification). Save this picture!© José HeviaDefinitely, the project seeks an agreement between the initial goal of providing a unique identity to the housing, and taking care of its comfort and maintenance result of a technical and thermodynamic lecture of the location, avoiding the classical “social” configurations, whether contained or from a metaphoric environmentalism.Project gallerySee allShow lessNext Landmark 2013 CompetitionEventTwo Islands Wins Inaugural Flat Lot Competition in FlintArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Valencia, Valencia, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” 2012last_img read more

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Outrage over NFL’s racist suspension of Myles Garrett

first_imgClevelandLocal Cleveland celebrities were serving meals to 8,000 homeless and low-income residents on Nov. 26 at an annual event, “Feed the Need.” Among them was Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, whose indefinite suspension from playing had been upheld by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell five days earlier. Garrett displayed the characteristic warm and giving demeanor which has endeared him to Cleveland fans since his arrival in 2017.Garrett’s suspension came after a physical fight between him and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph toward the end of a game in Cleveland on Nov. 14. Garrett tackled Rudolph, who then pulled on Garrett’s helmet and went for his groin. Garrett pulled off Rudolph’s helmet. Rudolph charged Garrett, who hit him on the head with his own helmet.Garrett is Black. Rudolph is white. Garrett and two other Black players involved in the confrontation were ejected from the game and later suspended — Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi for one game and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey for three games, later reduced to two.Rudolph, the instigator, was not suspended. Rudolph’s subsequent fine was only for “unsportsmanlike conduct.”Garrett’s union, the NFL Players Association, defended him before NFL Appeals Officer James Thrash on Nov. 20. There, in proceedings not expected to be made public, Garrett stated that Rudolph had uttered a racist slur. This accusation was disregarded by the NFL bosses, who said there was no proof the comment was made — based on the dubious assertion that no audio was available.The union also argued that there was no precedent for indefinite suspension in comparable situations and that their collective bargaining agreement with the NFL prohibits indefinite suspensions for on-field conduct. Nevertheless Goodell upheld Garrett’s suspension, meaning he cannot play for the rest of the season or the postseason and must convince the NFL Commission to let him play again next year.In upholding the suspension and leaking comments made in a private union-management grievance hearing, Goodell displayed the typical boss mindset of “the hell with the contract; we can do what we want.” This is the same Roger Goodell who attempted to sabotage Colin Kaepernick’s Nov. 19 workout. For this abuse of players of color, Goodell receives a salary of over $31 million a year — more than most players.Popular support for GarrettSince Garrett’s accusation against Rudolph made the news, Garrett’s teammates have attested to his character and credibility. So have Browns Coach Freddie Kitchens, former quarterback and sportscaster Bernie Kosar, and friend and Ultimate Fighting Championship’s current Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic. They are convinced that Garrett would not make up a false accusation.Rudolph, through his agent, has called Garrett a liar. Rudolph is saying, in so many words, “I’m not a racist.” But from his social media “likes,” it appears Rudolph supports President Trump and the NFL’s stance against Kaepernick. That’s racism!Cleveland fans of all nationalities have rallied behind Garrett in massive numbers. Over 85,000 signed a petition asking Goodell to overturn the indefinite suspension. Hats and jerseys bearing Garrett’s name and number 95 can be seen all over town, along with T-shirts reading “Pittsburgh started it.”Signs at the Nov. 24 Cleveland game against the Miami Dolphins bore the hashtag “#Free Myles Garrett.” That Twitter feed has drawn over 200 comments supporting Garrett and protesting the suspension. The tweets are primarily expressing fan love. But a number of fans are stating explicitly they believe Rudolph made a racist remark.Even if not consciously anti-racist, the mass outpouring of support for Myles Garrett is objectively a blow to the racist bosses of the sports industry — which is an integral part of the capitalist profit system. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Getting Around Clean and Green

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. More Cool Stuff Bicycles have been resurging these past few years, fueled by interest in personal fitness and concern for the environment. Serious cyclists go for the popular road, mountain or fixie bikes, but for those who are looking for economical transportation and an alternative to driving, Brio Electric Bikes in Monrovia may be worth a visit.The main advantage of an electric bike is that it has a motor that assists with your pedaling, so you feel like someone is running behind pushing you. The bike accelerates and goes faster than it usually would, and when you get to hills, your pedaling doesn’t change that much,” says Keith Stephens, owner of Brio. “I’ve been commuting on one for several months, and I dread getting in the car now.”Electric bicycles do not require liability insurance, registration, nor a license to drive; you only need to be at least 16 and wear a helmet. You can ride in bike lanes, and go to the front of the line at stop lights. Most will accelerate quickly to 20mph (legal limit for motor assist), and hold that speed, even up hills. The rider still gets exercise, but not an exhausting workout. At your destination, just plug into a standard 120 volt outlet to recharge the battery. “Fuel” costs are less than ½ a cent per mile.Stephens has been in the bicycle business all his life, and decided to open the specialty shop as, “I’ve always been interested in electric bikes, and now they are the growth engine of the bicycle industry. In the last couple of years, they’ve become more reliable and the range between charging has almost tripled. There’s a lot of really good product out there, but nobody in the area offers a full range of products.”Brio carries the IZIP and eFlow bike lines from Currie Tech, as well as Easy Motion bikes. “These companies have global distribution, excellent customer service and stock replacement parts, something you don’t get with generic bikes off the internet. We stand behind and service what we sell here.”Brio Electric Bikes is located at 113 E. Olive Ave., Monrovia. To learn more about Brio, you can visit www.brioelectricbikes.com, www.facebook.com/BrioElectricBikes, or call (626) 657-2251.You can also email [email protected] for more details or set up a test ride. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 143 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img center column 4 Getting Around Clean and Green With a major push underway to have people bike in Pasadena, Brio Electric Bikes offers a clean and green alternative that’s much easier to use than regular bikes FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | 5:34 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Community News Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Hiker Attacked by Bear Might Have Walked in on Mating Session

first_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Business News Make a comment Community News The injured hiker possibly interrupting a mating session with two California black bears similar to this one, photographed last month in East Pasadena by Pasadena Now staff photographer Brandon Villalovos.A hiker who was distracted by a bear and subsequently attacked by another Monday in the Angeles National Forest above Sierra Madre just outside of Pasadena may have disturbed a mating session, officials said.The victim, 53-year-old Dan Richman of Sierra Madre, was hiking alone around noon on Jones Peak Trail when he encountered a fully-grown bear staring at him standing on its hind legs, according to Andrew Hughan of California Fish and Wildlife.Richman then stood up tall in an attempt to scare the bear away but was immediately tackled by another one from his side because he may have interrupted a mating session, Hughan said, adding that nothing is definitive yet.“Typically, if they are surprised, the first thing they are going to do is attack,” Hughan said. “That’s one possibility — that there was a mating pair, a male and a female, that got interrupted.”Richman, who spoke to KCAL 9 reporters from a hospital bed on Tuesday, told them he experienced “a different kind of fright.”“All of a sudden I come across this bear standing on its hind legs, and it’s probably maybe 60, 70 feet in front of me,” Richman told KCAL 9 from Methodist Hospital in Arcadia. “I pretty much right away felt its strength, and then it got me down on the ground. I was on my hands and knees and it had its mouth around my neck.”Richman went on to say he decided to remain quiet and perfectly still, and that’s when the bear released him.“There was a few moments that where I thought I might not get through this,” he told KCAL 9.Richman said he was able to escape back into town where a neighbor saw him and called 911. He suffered cuts and scratches to his head, feet and upper body, according to Patch.California Fish and Wildlife officials swabbed Richman’s clothes and wounds to obtain the bear’s DNA in hopes of finding it. If the attacking bear is found, it will be euthanized, Hughan said.Currently, state game wardens are searching for the bear near the location of the attack. According to Hughan, they spotted a bear this morning who ran away as soon as it heard them coming, but they had no way of knowing whether it was involved in Monday’s incident or not.Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park and the trail head were still closed as of this morning, but may have opened sometime during the day, Hughan said.The following trailheads are closed until further notice:Mount Wilson Toll RD on Mt. WilsonMount Wilson Toll RD in AltadenaChantry Flats Picnic AreaChantry Flats Pack StationChantry Flats / Lower San Olene TT.Eaton Canyon is currently open to the public. Bailey Canyon Trail will be closed by the City of Sierra Madre, thank you for your cooperation. More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAre You His Ms. Right? 12 Signs He Thinks You AreHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. latest #1 Hiker Attacked by Bear Might Have Walked in on Mating Session Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | 2:43 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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CA Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of $115,000,000 Initial Public Offering

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp CA Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of $115,000,000 Initial Public Offering Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Twitter BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– CA Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) announced today the completion of its initial public offering of 11,500,000 units, including 1,500,000 units issued pursuant to the full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option. The offering was priced at $10.00 per unit, resulting in gross proceeds of $115,000,000. The Company’s units commenced trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the ticker symbol “CAHCU” on January 27, 2021. Each unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Only whole warrants are exercisable. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units and only whole warrants will trade. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, shares of the Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “CAHC” and “CAHCW,” respectively. The Company is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. While the Company may pursue an initial business combination target in any business or industry, it intends to focus its search in the healthcare industry, specifically healthcare services, healthcare information technology, care management, medical distribution, behavioral health, medical devices, diagnostics, pharma services, health and wellness, and specialty pharmacy. The Company is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Larry J. Neiterman and President and Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey H. Barnes. BTIG, LLC acted as sole book-running manager of the offering. I-Bankers Securities, Inc. acted as co-manager of the offering. Of the proceeds received from the consummation of the initial public offering and a simultaneous private placement of warrants, $115,000,000 (or $10.00 per unit sold in the public offering) was placed in the Company’s trust account. An audited balance sheet of the Company as of January 29, 2021 reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the offering and the private placement will be included as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering and final prospectus, when available, may be obtained from BTIG, LLC, at 65 E. 55th Street, New York, NY, 10022, by email at [email protected] or by telephone at (212) 593-7555. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the SEC on January 26, 2021. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements,” including with respect to the initial public offering and the anticipated use of net proceeds. No assurance can be given that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s registration statement and prospectus for the offering filed with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005640/en/ CONTACT: CA Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Abby Churchill 617-314-3901 [email protected] https://www.cahcspac.com/ KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: CA Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/29/2021 06:13 PM/DISC: 01/29/2021 06:13 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005640/en By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 Facebook Local NewsBusiness Previous articleDrake, the basketball team, carves identity with 15-0 startNext articleMore county road work slatedCompletion of West 42nd rehabilitation, Cottonwood Road widening set Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Practicing medicine during COVID challenging

first_img Dr. Bonnie Carter has been in practice for about 17 years, but this about the craziest time she has seen. Recently Carter switched from Medical Center to Complete Care North, associated with Odessa Regional Medical Center and located at 980 87th St in Odessa. Carter said she arrived in November 2020. Carter, who provides family medicine, has been practicing in Odessa for four years and has family in Midland. The hospital is happy to have Carter aboard. “We are proud to have Dr. Carter join our care team at Steward Medical Group,” said Stacey Brown, president of Odessa Regional Medical Center, said in an email. “Our patients will benefit from Dr. Carter’s skills and expertise, as well as her commitment to providing care for patients of all ages in the community.” She observed that the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented territory. “The thing with COVID is there’s so much we don’t know and every day it’s constantly changing. And due to social media, there’s been an abundance of information, not always an abundance of correct information because every day there’s some new thing that somebody’s saying there’s a silver bullet that hasn’t been the silver bullet,” Carter said. “We get a lot of people coming in asking for specific therapies. Most of the time we get people coming in saying, ‘Oh, it can’t be COVID it’s just my allergies; it’s just sinuses. It’s COVID. COVID doesn’t act like a typical flu bug. I’ve seen people not have symptoms; I’ve seen people have loss of taste and smell; seen shortness of breath, cough, cold,” Carter said. She added that she’s not seeing as much fever now as she did in the spring. “Every day there’s changing in guidelines or recommendations to testing, to Telehealth,” Carter said. In the past, Telehealth was rare, but it has become much more common during the pandemic. It is challenging, though, because Carter said you can’t listen or examine a patient. You’re mostly relying on what they’re telling you. “In some stuff that’s OK, but in a lot of stuff it’s not. People have been scared to come to the doctor, so there’s been a lot of fear. We’ve seen people delay well-child exams because they didn’t want to come in. I’ve had patients that couldn’t get imaging studies or mammograms back in the spring when it first started and they shut everything down. I’ve had people delay those exams just for fear of not wanting to go to the hospital,” Carter said. She added that some specialists were not accepting new patients, as well. “It’s been an adventure, to say the least. Not to mention we have definitely been busy. We do COVID testing out here. We’ve been seeing healthy patients in the morning as far as our routine follow-ups like diabetes, hypertension. Then we do the sick, upper-respiratory symptoms in the afternoon to try and keep well people well and not expose them,” Carter said. She added that they conduct a lot of COVID tests in the afternoon and have seen “a lot of positives.” “You also have to deal with and face the fear of getting sick. There’s been lots of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and nurse practitioners that have gotten sick and then died of this throughout the country, so that’s definitely in the back of your mind. There’s a lot of anxiety about bringing it home to our families; not just us getting sick, but the potential of exposing our families and bringing it to them so that’s been a challenge,” Carter said. Along with health care providers, she said patients are more anxious and depressed because of a combination of economics, fear of getting sick and fear of family members getting sick. There are also people in nursing homes or assisted living that cannot see their families due to COVID. That affects their overall health, she said. “… You see a decline in their overall health because of the anxiety and depression. It’s not just limited to people who had preexisting anxiety and depression. I see whole lot of new anxiety and depression people that previously didn’t have problems,” Carter said. In addition to being worried about people putting off routine diagnoses, Carter said one of the things medical professionals saw early on was people not going to the emergency room with heart attacks and strokes. “They were coming in too late to intervene and they were seeing more people coming in DOA because they delayed going in with the chest pain … because of fear of COVID …,” she said. It’s a “weird disease,” Carter said, because you can have 10 patients the same age and have 10 different courses of the disease and 10 different outcomes. “With flu, everyone has the same type of presentation. COVID is all over the place and we’re seeing now the repercussions of people that have had COVID that have lingering issues like heart issues, lung issues, some neurologic issues. We don’t fully understand what kind of permanent damage that’s going to cause. We’re seeing people (where) it almost looks like asthma they have continued shortness of breath and get shortness of breath with exertion … I’ve had people with headaches, like migraine headaches,” she said. There have also been patients with persistent loss of taste and smell. Some people got it back, but maybe not completely. Pneumonia has been associated with COVID. “… There are the ones that get really, really sick and wind up in the hospital with COVID pneumonia and … other symptoms we don’t see that as much. Around two weeks in, they are having persistent shortness of breath and cough and their oxygen levels are low, but not low like (they) need to be in the hospital,” Carter said. “What we see is people coming back at 90-91 percent still having shortness of breath. You do a chest X-ray and it’s pneumonia. … A typical bacterial pneumonia looks like a wedge shape on an X-ray. It’s an area of what we call consolidation. The infected lung is full of infection, white blood cells, pus, the air sacs get full of the secretions. What we see with COVID is you actually see patchy fluffy infiltrates and that that are throughout the lung in all lung fields. A typical pneumonia, when I listen I can hear a pneumonia. People often have what we call rails or crackles when we listen … You often hear wheezing. (With) COVID, you don’t hear that. COVID you listen and it sounds clear. You may hear diminished air sounds, but you don’t hear the typical crackles and rails that you normally here. Many times I’ve seen someone who looks normal, other than the trouble breathing and their oxygen level being lower and then you do an x-ray and it looks horrible. Again, it didn’t read the book,” Carter said. 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