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Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2006 abridged results.For more information about Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) 2006 abridged results.Company ProfileSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited is an investment holding company with 60% controlling interest in Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KLB) and Botswana Breweries (Pty) Limited. Kgalagadi Breweries produces lager beers, traditional beers, bottled water and soft drinks under license. The brewery has four traditional beer breweries, a clear beer brewery, a sparkling soft drinks production plant and six sales and distribution centres in Botswana. SABMiller has a 40% stake in Kgalagadi Breweries and has management control over the operation; offering manufacturing and technical expertise, brand building and distribution expertise. Botswana Breweries produces traditional opaque beer made from sorghum and maize under the brand names Chibuku and Phafana. The Botswana Development Corporation has a 25.6% shareholding in Sechaba Breweries Holdings Limited.
WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Previous articleCizikas, Martin score in 3rd as Islanders top Rangers 2-0Next articleRoslovic scores late goal, Blue Jackets beat Hurricanes 3-2 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Facebook NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Crown PropTech Acquisitions (the “Company”) announced today that it priced its upsized initial public offering of 24,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit. The units are expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and trade under the ticker symbol “CPTK.U” beginning on February 9, 2021. Each unit consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. Only whole warrants are exercisable. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A ordinary shares and redeemable warrants are expected to be listed on NYSE under the symbols “CPTK” and “CPTK WS,” respectively. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The Company intends to concentrate on businesses that provide technological innovation to the broader real estate ecosystem. This includes a focus on businesses that provide technological solutions that make the built environment more accessible, connected, dynamic, efficient, experiential and sustainable. Certain funds and accounts managed by subsidiaries of BlackRock, Inc. have agreed to make an anchor investment in the Company. The management team is being led by Richard Chera, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and director, co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Crown Acquisitions Inc. and co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ReWyre®; and Dr. Pius Sprenger, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and director, who was formerly an executive of Cantor Fitzgerald and Deutsche Bank. Rasheq Zarif is serving as the lead strategic advisor to the Company. RBC Capital Markets, LLC is acting as the sole book-running manager of the offering. The Company has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,600,000 units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the prospectus may be obtained from RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10281, or by telephone at (877) 822-4089 or by email at [email protected] A registration statement relating to the securities has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 8, 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 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 proposed initial public offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds. No assurance can be given that the offering discussed above will be completed on the terms described, or at all, or 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 preliminary prospectus for the Company’s offering filed with the SEC. Copies of these documents 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/20210208005946/en/ CONTACT: Investors For inquiries please contact:[email protected] KEYWORD: NEW YORK UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE FINANCE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY SOURCE: Crown PropTech Acquisitions Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 10:37 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 10:37 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005946/en TAGS Crown PropTech Acquisitions Announces Pricing of Upsized $240 Million Initial Public Offering
Acoustic surveys in the vicinity of the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia during a period of exceptionally calm weather revealed the existence of a number of horizontally extensive yet vertically discrete scattering layers in the upper 250 m of the water column. These layers were fished with a Longhurst-Hardy plankton recorder (LHPR) and a multiple-opening 8 m2 rectangular mid-water trawl (RMT8). Analysis of catches suggested that each scattering layer was composed predominantly of a single species (biovolume>95%) of either the euphausiids Euphausia frigida or Thysanöessa macrura, the hyperiid amphipod Themisto gaudichaudii, or the eucalaniid copepod Rhincalanus gigas. Instrumentation on the nets allowed their trajectories to be reconstructed precisely, and thus catch data to be related directly to the corresponding acoustic signals. Discriminant function analysis of differences between mean volume backscattering strength at 38, 120 and 200 kHz separated echoes originating from each of the dominant scattering layers, and other signals identified as originating from Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), with an overall correct classification rate of 77%. Using echo intensity data alone, gathered using hardware commonly employed for fishery acoustics, it is therefore possible to discriminate in situ between several zooplanktonic taxa, taxa which in some instances exhibit similar gross morphological characteristics and have overlapping length– frequency distributions. Acoustic signals from the mysid Antarctomysis maxima could also be discriminated once information on target distribution was considered, highlighting the value of incorporating multiple descriptors of echo characteristics into signal identification procedures. The ability to discriminate acoustically between zooplankton taxa could be applied to provide improved acoustic estimates of species abundance, and to enhance field studies of zooplankton ecology, distribution and species interactions.
Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailjetcityimage/iStockBy ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — With at least three major collegiate athletic conferences — the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Big East — forgoing fall athletics, including football, those choosing to play games during the COVID-19 pandemic may find the path quite difficult.“We’re moving into very troubled waters,” Dr. Brian Hainline, senior vice president and chief medical officer for the NCAA, said on Thursday. “It’s a very narrow path to get fall sports right.”Hainline explained that expectations from earlier this year of containing the novel coronavirus in the U.S., allowing for sports through the end of 2020, simply have not been met.“In April, we were envisioning that there would be a continued downward trajectory of COVID-19 new infections and deaths, that there would be a national surveillance system national testing and national contact tracing that would allow us to really navigate this pandemic into re-socializing both in sport and then the rest of society,” Hainline said. “That hasn’t happened, and it’s made it very challenging to make decisions as we approach fall sports.”Two infectious disease experts from the Emory University School of Medicine, who also are members of the NCAA’s COVID-19 advisory panel, warned that restarting sports could lead to negative outcomes both for the athletes involved and their communities.“My advice to organizations that I’ve talked to is: If you cannot do it safely, you shouldn’t do it,” said Dr. Carlos del Rio, a professor of medicine and global health at Emory University.As of Thursday afternoon, at least 5.2 million people in the U.S. had contracted COVID-19, and nearly 167,000 had died. Globally, those figures have surpassed 20.7 million and 752,000, respectively.The U.S. has “a quarter of the world’s total number of cases. We have a serious problem,” del Rio said. “I feel like the Titanic, and we have hit the iceberg, and we’re trying to make decisions of what time we should have the band play.”Time spent discussing whether to bring back sports, del Rio continued, would be better spent “focused on getting control of the pandemic. If we control the pandemic, we would be able to do all the things we’re talking about: opening schools and having sports.”Professional sports leagues have seen mixed results. Major League Baseball has had interruptions of play as some teams recorded significant outbreaks — 13 St. Louis Cardinals players and staffers tested positive in early August, while the Miami Marlins had 18 players and two coaches become ill — while the NBA, confining players to a “bubble” in Orlando, Florida, hasn’t seen a major outbreak.Among the college ranks, whether or not to host games may have been an even tougher decision.“The decision to not hold fall sports competition was not made lightly,” said Peter M. Donohue, chair of the Big East board of directors and president of Villanova University. “Athletics play an integral role in the student, alumni and fan experience at each of our institutions, and we were all hoping to allow the fall seasons to move forward. However, this decision, while disappointing, was made with the health and safety of our student-athletes and staff in mind. The well-being of our community members are, and will continue to be, our priority and focus.”Although much is still unknown about COVID-19, and while the majority of those killed by it have been older or had underlying health conditions, younger people haven’t been immune. And some of those so far infected may develop longterm health issues.“When we think about types of side effects and long-term consequences from viral illnesses specifically from COVID-19, we think about myocarditis, we think about neurologic complications. I’m very concerned about myocarditis,” said Dr. Colleen Kraft, an associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of the Clinical Virology Research Laboratory at Emory University.Myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, is a rare heart condition that could be linked with the novel coronavirus. According to Hainline, the NCAA is aware of 12 cases of myocarditis in athletes, and between 1% and 2% of athletes are currently testing positive for COVID-19.“I think we’re playing with fire — one case of myocarditis in an athlete is too many,” added Kraft.For athletes to return to their respective sports safely, del Rio advised that within a community there should be fewer than 10 new cases per 100,000 in population, with a positivity rate of less than 10% — ideally closer to 5%.Additionally, hospital resources already stretched thin may not be able to handle additional large-scale community outbreaks.“If you were to have an outbreak bigger than what we have — if you have some sports event or college events — you would be in a very serious situation,” according to del Rio. “And I don’t want to be there, so my advice is that we hold off and we control this virus.”The NCAA left it up to schools and conferences to decide whether to move forward with fall athletic competitions as “they determine how to safely begin the academic year and the return to sports,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement. However, on Thursday, Emmert announced that there would be no fall NCAA championships because there are not enough schools participating in competition.There are no clear paths for schools that choose to go forward with sports, even those best adhering to NCAA recommendations.“All of us are just learning about this disease, in the last seven months, and there is no black-and-white answer,” Hainline said.Students who do play need to understand the risks and how to best prevent contracting the virus, both on and off the field, del Rio added.“There’s so much transmission in the community,” del Rio said. “Using that social distancing, you know, avoiding those parties — that’s where we need to really focus our education on the students.”The Big 12, unlike several peers, announced on Wednesday it intended to continue with fall sports, with revised conference schedules.“In the end, I think we all have to do what is best for our individual conferences,” said Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, adding that should an outbreak occur “we’re very well prepared to deal with those things.”Bowlsby acknowledged that things could change later in the fall.“If we get to the place where our doctors and scientists say, ‘You guys got two wheels off the tracks, and you’re headed for a train wreck,’ we will pivot that day,” he added. “If it’s during camp, it’s during camp. If it’s during October, it’s during October. If it’s the week before our championship game, that’s when it is.”Count the president among those rooting for fall sports to be played.“The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled,” President Donald Trump tweeted.However excited for college football many may be, doctors and experts agree that games cannot come at the expense of the athletes’ health and safety.“The NCAA is not only about sports,” Kraft said. “It’s really about the safety of athletes.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by August 14, 2020 /Sports News – National NCAA conferences forging ahead amid COVID-19 ‘moving into very trouble waters’
The number of applicants for postgraduate degrees at Oxford overtook the number of applications for undergraduate degrees for the first time ever last year, according to newly-released figures by a government review into postgraduate education in the UK.The ratio of graduate applications to filled places for entry in 2009/10 is four to one, while at undergraduate level it is five to one. Applications for postgraduate study at Oxford has risen by 60% over the past four years. Over the same period, the number of places for postgraduate study has increased by 34%.The University has already received graduate 18,800 applications for the next academic year, and is expecting to receive more in the coming months. The total undergraduate applications this year came to 17,144.This reflects a general increase in demand for postgraduate study at British universities. It has been suggested that the recession is the primary cause of this, as graduates are unable to find jobs and instead choose to boost their qualifications.Ewan McKendrick, Oxford’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, said to the Times, “We have more or less hit the ceiling, so if we want to go further to expand graduate numbers we have difficult decisions to make.“Oxford is now the UK’s largest recipient of research funding and the quality and impact of its research is world-renowned.“Its continued growth and development as a centre of excellence could not have been possible without an increasing number of graduates working on research projects and supporting Oxford’s world-leading research.”There is concern that this surge in applications could undermine efforts to widen access, as student loans are only available to under-graduates. Post-graduate grants are competitive, and many post-graduates have to secure their own funding either from their family or elsewhere.Sarah Hutchinson, OUSU VP for graduates, is enthusiastic about the latest figures, “It is very exciting that so many students are interested in taking up postgraduate study at Oxford, although the surge in applications in the last two years may reflect difficulties graduates have experienced in finding employment due to the recession.”Hutchinson also expressed concern that the high cost of post-graduate study would deter potential applicants. She said, “I am very concerned that the cost of postgraduate study will put people off applying, but I would recommend anyone worried about this to get in touch with the University’s Graduate Fees and Funding office, who can advise them of the support available.“The need to increase access to postgraduate study was a key message in the OUSU submission to the Smith review on postgraduate education, and is something we are currently working on with colleges, the university and the NUS. It is essential that the Graduate Fund remains a top priority for the University if we want to continue to attract the best applicants”.The cost of graduate study at Oxford varies depending on course. University fees for home students are generally around £3,500, though some can be £25-30,000 per year. Overseas students generally pay between £12,200 and £33,000, and students also pay college fees, typically between £1,900 and £2,300.Jane Sherwood, Director of Graduate Admissions and Funding, said, “The upward trend in applications predates the global financial downturn and reflects the appeal of studying at a world-renowned university, the quality of teaching and research supervision and the high quality of the research being undertaken here by world-leading academics”There are now 8,701 postgraduates at Oxford, compared with 11,766 undergraduates. Oxford currently offers 328 different graduate degree programmes.
Oriel JCR is to hold three separate referenda on the introduction of new liberation group officers for its committee, as was determined at Sunday’s JCR General Meeting. This follows the JCR’s failed referendum on the creation of all three officerships through one single vote late last term. After a motion was put to the JCR, a resolution was passed to hold three further, separate elections to resolve this issue: one to establish a Women’s Officer, one to establish a BME Officer, and one to establish a Student Disabilities Officer. Although supported by more than 60 per cent of the voters, the previous referendum had failed to secure the required two-thirds supermajority. Oriel JCR currently has an Equalities Officer; most other colleges, however, have positions dedicated to the representation of women, minority ethnic students, and those with disabilities. As part of the motions, the JCR resolved to have the Returning Officer for the referenda issue “statements of conscience” requesting that only members who identify as part of the affected groups vote in the applicable referendum. Some students have expressed concern with discouraging full participation of all JCR members in establishing roles which will have voting rights on the JCR Committee. Molly Rogers, who recently proposed a successful motion in the Balliol JCR to change the name of her position from Disabled Students Officer to Student Disabilities Officer, said that she agrees in principle with the “statements of conscience” system, but pointed out that, “A person may develop a disability at any point and so may need to seek the support of someone they weren’t allowed to vote for.’’ “However, the democratic system implies that any decision made should be the one that is best for the group in question, so this shouldn’t pose too much of a difficulty.” She also said that anonymity of voting members was “something to bear in mind when restricting the right to vote to a minority group when there are issues with confidentiality.” OUSU VP for Women Lucy Delaney told Cherwell, “I’m very pleased to hear that Oriel College is considering the introduction of BME, Womens, and Disabilities Officers. I also fully support the decision for non-affected groups to be asked to abstain from voting for these positions, as I firmly believe that liberation groups should be able to choose their own representatives — they have lived experience and know more than anyone else which issues affect them. This is the procedure when voting in the OUSU elections for the closed-franchise role of VP Women.“Finally, I think it is important to recognize, however, that in an institution such as Oxford, where there is poor representation for certain groups such as BME students, liberation officers are often expected to push through changes in college and in the University on their own, with very little support, and often against huge opposition. They are expected to constantly use up energy educating others and the changes they push through are often sadly built off oppression they themselves have to fight on a daily basis. This, I believe, is wrong – we all need to take responsibility for making Oxford more inclusive; for speaking out against sexual violence, for decolonizing the curriculum and for making Oxford accessible for students with disabilities.“So, whilst I am extremely glad these officer positions may be created, I also think it is vital that we recognise this as a starting point, and that, following their election, the officers receive support and allyship from the entire student body.”
57, died on September 1, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center after a long battle with lung cancer. Frank was a native of Bayonne, moving to East Hanover 21 years ago. He had a long career at the CIT Group in Livingston, NJ as a Director of Finance. Frank is survived by his wife, Margaret “Meg”, by two daughters, Nicole Muller and her husband, Michael, and Elizabeth “Ellie” Inzitari, by a son, Dominick “Mickey” Inzitari and by two grandchildren, Michaela and Maxwell Muller. He is predeceased by a brother, Enzo Inzitari and his parents Domenico and Giuseppina (Vartuli). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Morris Catholic High School, 200 Morris Ave, Denville NJ 07834, Attn: Rob Loia are preferred. Funeral arrangements by HANCLIFFE HOME FOR FUNERALS, 222 Ridgedale Ave. East Hanover, NJ.