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CBZ Holdings Limited 2012 Annual Report


first_imgCBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileCBZ Bank Limited is a commercial bank in Zimbabwe; and licensed by the national banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. CBZ Bank was founded in 1991 when the Zimbabwe government took control of the defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce. The government assumed a 100% ownership, but this has been diluted through privatisation and its listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 1998. CBZ Bank is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed financial services group CBZ Holdings and offers the full spectrum of financial services; from retail and commercial banking to treasury services, group investment banking and asset management, short- and long-term insurance, security trading and property investments. CBZ Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more


These two FTSE 100 stocks could pay £28bn in dividends for 2021!


first_img Image source: Getty Images. Cliffdarcy 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. The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… 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. During the market meltdown of March 2020, I started writing again for Fool UK for the first time since 2012. I also saw a once-in-a-generation opportunity to buy cheap shares at bargain prices. My instincts were correct: global stock markets have surged over the subsequent 14 months. The FTSE 100 index today stands at 7,066.45, almost 2,075 points above the close of 4,993.90 on 23 March 2020. That’s a gain of more than two-fifths (41.5%). However, this is thrashed by the over-80% surge in the US S&P 500 index.I still see deep value in the FTSE 100Despite the FTSE 100’s comeback, most of its gains took place after Halloween 2020. When three highly effective Covid-19 vaccines were unveiled in early November, share prices skyrocketed worldwide. Among the biggest risers were so-called ‘value’ stocks. These shares trade on low price-to-earnings ratios (P/Es), high earnings yields, and attractive dividend yields. Despite this strong rotation from growth to value stocks, I still see great potential in large-cap FTSE 100 stocks. Here are two I’d happily buy today.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…Manic miners: BHP and Rio TintoDue to the rise of ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing, many FTSE 100 stocks have fallen out of favour. These include oil & gas, tobacco, and mining companies. But I see hidden value in these unwanted and unloved shares, particularly among the heavyweights. Take the shares of miners BHP (LSE: BHP) and Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO). These two global mining giants are Goliaths in the field of digging up raw materials. But their shares remain modestly priced, even after powerful gains.At their March 2020 low, shares in Rio Tinto (‘red river’ in Spanish) had collapsed to around 3,212p. On Thursday, they closed at 6,477p, more than double their low of 14 months ago. This values the group at £106.6bn, making it a FTSE 100 super-heavyweight. In my view, Rio shares are not expensive, even after doubling. They trade on a P/E of 14.8 and an earnings yield of 6.8%. What’s more, their dividend yield is 5.3% (two percentage points above the FTSE 100’s dividend yield). As for rival BHP, its share price bottomed out at just above £10.50 during Meltdown March. On Thursday, it closed at 2,314p, valuing BHP at £128.3bn. The shares trade on a P/E of 23.3, an earnings yield of 4.3%, and a dividend yield of 5%. Not as cheap as Rio, but still alluring to me. We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Cliff D’Arcy | Friday, 7th May, 2021 | More on: BHP RIO Why I like these two mega-cap stocksOne factor driving up these two FTSE 100 shares is that raw-material prices are soaring. The price of iron ore recently peaked at $193 a tonne and currently is over $190. Likewise, copper recently spiked above $10,000 a tonne to a 10-year high. Also, since the last ‘commodity super-cycle’ peaked in 2011, these two companies have slashed capital spending to strengthen their now rock-solid balance sheets. Furthermore, BHP and Rio’s 2o21 combined dividends could total $38.2bn (£27.5bn), according to JPMorgan. And who wouldn’t want their share of this torrent of cash, like an ATM on steroids?These two FTSE 100 shares have come a long way since the mining market’s lows of 2016. But mining is a highly cyclical industry, strongly tied to economic growth. If the much hoped-for multi-year economic boom fails to emerge, then these shares might suffer. But if global consumer spending surges, then the world will need more iron, copper and nickel. On balance, I’d buy both RIO and BHP today to ride the global recovery! Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now 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. These two FTSE 100 stocks could pay £28bn in dividends for 2021! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more


What’s in Rugby World this month?


first_img THE LATEST issue of Rugby World ties up the domestic seasons brilliantly as well as bringing you all the fallout and frolics from the summer tours. Big names from the tours like George North, Rob Kearney, Kelly Brown and Marland Yarde, are ably supported by some of the biggest names in the women’s game in the build up to the WRWC.We have a breakdown of how the summer tours went for the home nations and we have some thought-provoking pieces that discuss what England’s best back row would be and what the lay of the land is with rugby in the north of England while Stephen Jones considers whether TV is ruining rugby.We also have a spread showcasing YOUR best pictures from the season as well as all the usual brilliant advice and insight.Here is a full list of contents – and you can find out where to buy your copy here or download our free magazine finder app here. Plus, download the digital edition here.SIDELINESRugby World dishes out the awards as the European season officially closes, we look at England retaining the JWC title and there is there is fun in the sun with a Commonwealth Games preview and a look at beach rugbyCOLUMNISTSSean Lamont – The Scotland wing on his Commonwealth returnKaty Mclean – England’s fly-half looks ahead to the WRWCAndy Hazell – Cocussion caused this flanker to retire. He looks at the issueSPOTLIGHTSGareth Davies – It’s the Scarlets scrum-half’s time to shine for WalesDavid Wilson– The English rock in the scrum talks diet, development and dreamsFinn Russell – Meet the fly-half muscling his way into Scotland and Glasgow’s plansIan Madigan– The Leinster playmaker is doing things his wayFEATURESGeorge North – It may have been a long old season, but the giant wing is still eager to evolveKelly Brown – His last 12 months have been a roller coaster, but the Scotland skipper and Saracens flank has reason to be optimistic. Read his views on concussion here TAGS: Highlight Find out what’s inside the August issue of Rugby World magazine Uncovered – New Zealand women’s Pocket Rocket, Selica WiniataTour Tale – The strength of Steve Black impresses The Hulk…center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Marland Yarde – Personal tragedy and bare ambition are driving this electric winger to the top of his game for England and in the Premiership. See what he has to say about his international team-mates hereRob Kearney – “We can beat any team in the world” said the Irish full-back, looking ahead to the 2015 World CupThe Summer Tours Reviewed – Our experts give you their verdict on the home nations’ toursRW’s photo competition special – We showcase YOUR pictures from the seasonWhat is England’s best back-row? – We ask some of rugby’s biggest names to pick their England back row for the future. Who makes the cut?Is TV ruining rugby? – Stephen Jones assesses the role of broadcasters in our gameLondon Welsh– It’s a second shot at the Premiership for Welsh next season, so we met up with the brains behind the clubWRWC preview – We take a detailed look at the upcoming Women’s World Cup, the star players and whether the Black Ferns can be toppledNorthern rugby– A report on the state of the game in the north of EnglandADVICE SECTIONPro Insight – Ireland’s defence coach Les Kiss talks you through his side’s defensive system and how you can emulate itFitness – How to prepare for next seasonPro Playbook – England Counties U20 coach Bob Hood looks at switching in midfieldMini rugby – Building a driving maul and a passing gameREGULARSEssentials – The latest books and productslast_img read more


London Irish go out after tense draw with Leinster


first_imgTuesday Jan 26, 2010 London Irish go out after tense draw with Leinster Another low scoring Heineken Cup match ended in frantic fashion this past weekend as London Irish and Leinster drew 11-11 at Twickenham, knocking out London Irish despite them coming close to the win in the end.Leinster top the group with the Exiles finishing third behind the Scarlets. Coach Toby Booth had mixed emotions as his side went out of the tournament following the tense match.“I’m not feeling suicidal,” Booth said. “Strange as it may seem, my first emotion is I’m proud of what we’ve achieved in this Heineken Cup campaign, to be honest.”“To be undefeated against the team that holds the trophy, and to go to their back garden and win, tells me we can live at the top table of European rugby.“The damage was not done tonight, it was done in rounds two and five. While you can have some indifferent performances in the Guinness Premiership, if you have them in the Heineken Cup, you can’t recover.“It’s part of the continued improvement that we need, this ability to perform when we feel less threatened. It’s about moving from happy underdog to expectant favourite and we need to learn that at this club,” he added.Leinster flyhalf Jonny Sexton slotted a wobbly late drop goal that brought his side back up to 11-11 following a penalty from Chris Malone.Malone had an eventful night though as he scored the only try, but had a poor goalkicking night, as well as narrowly missing two potentially match winning drop goals at the death.“Chris is very honest,” Booth said. “Before the game, he was an 85% goalkicker and he had made his last eight kicks in a row. It can happen to anyone.“You are either a hero or villain playing No 10 and I was the villain tonight. That’s the way it goes, said Malone himself.“I knew I had the legs to hit those drop goals but just didn’t hit the last one straight enough. But we did ourselves in earlier in the Pool with bad results.” Time: 04:10 Note: Now updated to include the dramatic last few minutesADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? 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2011 Macride Elgar supported by npower


first_img Tagged with: Events Inaugural 2011 MacRide Elgar. The event is a development in the ongoing partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and npower. More than 300 cyclists set off across Worcester’s Sabrina Bridge on Sunday 15 May. This is Macmillan’s Centenary year and npower staff are looking to raise even more money than ever for their corporate charity. Interviews include one with the Macmillan organiser, one with an independent rider who has a personal reason for raising money and one with an npower fund raiser, who wants to raise £1k this year for Macmillan Cancer Support.www.macride-elgar.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 May 2011 | News  36 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  35 total views,  3 views today Advertisement 2011 Macride Elgar supported by npower About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more


Glass Barn Telling the Untold Story of Soybeans


first_imgSTAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Glass Barn Telling the Untold Story of Soybeans Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Every year at the Indiana State Fair, thousands of visitors go through the Glass Barn. This year they will learn something they probably did not know about soybeans. The Glass Barn, located on the north side of the Fairgrounds, is the hub of soybean education at the Fair. Funded by the Indiana soybean checkoff, the Glass Barn tells the story of the bean. Indiana Soybean Alliance board member and soybean grower from Shelby County, Phil Ramsey, told HAT the focus of this year’s program is showing consumers soybeans are not just food products, “We want to educate the fair goer about every aspect of the amazing soybean and all the aspects of our lives that the soybean is in.”The interactive educational displays tell the story of how soy is used in a wide variety of products that people use every day. “The soybean touches almost every aspect of our lives from food, to transportation, to industrial products like sealers, to the cars and farm equipment we use,” said Ramsey. He added most people think farmers just grow soybeans to feed animals, but that is only a part of what the soybean can do.In addition, Ramsay says the Glass Barn helps connect consumers with farmers, one on one. “We have a farmer here every day they can talk to and we have remote farmer chats with producers right on their farm,” he stated. “We want people to understand we are just like they are, working hard to make a living and produce a product that is safe.”The Glass Barn is a must visit at the Indiana State Fair. All quotes are delayed snapshots Name Sym Last Change SHARE By Gary Truitt – Aug 9, 2018 SHARE Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Glass Barn Telling the Untold Story of Soybeans Facebook Twitter Previous articleCeres Solutions to Host Two Knowledge Events in AugustNext articleUSDA to Ensure All Have Equal Access to Crop Reports Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


Calcutta HC Seeks Details Of Non-Criminal Mentally Ill Persons/Mentally Ill Convicts/Under Trials Present In Correctional Homes


first_imgNews UpdatesCalcutta HC Seeks Details Of Non-Criminal Mentally Ill Persons/Mentally Ill Convicts/Under Trials Present In Correctional Homes Sparsh Upadhyay18 April 2021 11:42 PMShare This – xIn a bid to address the issues related to the plight of non-criminal mentally ill persons who may have been housed in the correctional homes, the Calcutta High Court last week sought details of non-criminal mentally ill persons/convicts/undertrials present in correctional homes. The Bench of Justice Shampa Sarkar was hearing Mental Health and Mental Health Care and allied…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a bid to address the issues related to the plight of non-criminal mentally ill persons who may have been housed in the correctional homes, the Calcutta High Court last week sought details of non-criminal mentally ill persons/convicts/undertrials present in correctional homes. The Bench of Justice Shampa Sarkar was hearing Mental Health and Mental Health Care and allied matters concerning convicts/undertrials detained in various correctional homes in West Bengal and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in terms of Supreme Court directions. About the case It may be noted that the matter was registered as a writ petition pursuant to an administrative decision of the Hon’ble the Chief Justice dated March 24, 2021. The case has been registered on the basis of administrative directions issued by Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan, in terms of the Supreme Court’s directions in Sheela Barse v. Union of India & Ors., (1995) 5 SCC 654. In this case, the Supreme Court was dealing with a letter petition highlighting the deplorable manner in which mentally ill women and children were kept in Presidency Jail at Calcutta. Recently, Chief Justice Radhakrishnan observed that no such matter was pending before the Calcutta High Court. In view thereof, Justice Shampa Sarkar has been nominated to deal with the instant suo moto case. The issues that will be primarily addressed in the case are as follows: To judicially supervise, monitor, and oversee the mentally ill convicts/undertrials at appropriate intervals who are locked up in various correctional homes in the State of West Bengal as also in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. To pass suitable, appropriate, and necessary directions as may be necessitated in order to improve the wellness/wellbeing/conditions of such mentally ill convicts/undertrials. Court’s proceedings on 16th April The senior advocate appearing on behalf of the High Court Legal Services Committee/petitioner, submitted before the Court that the decision in the matter of Sheila Barse vs. Union of India reported in 1993 (4) SCC 204 dealt with the non-criminal mentally ill persons who may have been housed in the correctional homes in the State of West Bengal. The Court directed the Additional Solicitor General to apprise the Court as to whether the Central Government had come up with any specific schemes or guidelines on the issues involved. Further, the Court also directed: – The Superintendents of the respective correctional homes to file reports indicating the number of non-criminals mentally ill persons and mentally ill convicts and undertrials who are at present in the respective correctional homes. The High Court Legal Services Committee shall seek co-operation and assistance from the State Legal Services Authority West Bengal and file a report before this Court containing a list of Government and privately-run hospitals providing institutionalized treatment to mentally ill persons in West Bengal. A similar report with regard to the Andaman & Nicobar Island is also to be filed. The matter has been directed to appear on 11th June, 2021 for further consideration.In related news, The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday (17th March) had ordered the release of a Nepali man who was arrested about 41 years ago and since then he had been under detention.The bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Aniruddha Roy ordered thus after noting that the current mental age in terms of intellectual functioning of the Man is around 9 years and 9 months. Case Title- In Re: Mental Health and Mental Health Care and allied matters concerning convicts/undertrials detained in various correctional homes in West Bengal and the Union Territory of Andaman and The Nicobar Islands in terms of Supreme Court directions Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more


Hunters with disabilities find new starts


first_img Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Troy Board of Education honored at luncheon ANNA GREEN Members of the Troy City Schools Board of Education were honored Thursday at a luncheon at Charles Henderson… read more Hunters with disabilities find new starts Sponsored Content And it was not possible until Armstrong learned about hunting opportunities for people with disabilities.“Outdoors Without Limits gives people like me the chance to get outdoors and do things that we wouldn’t be able to do otherwise,” he said. “I’ve hunted since I was a boy and it’s something that I enjoy whether I get a deer or not.”All those years that Armstrong was only able to dream about harvesting a deer, he never lost hope that one day he would be back in the woods again.Armstrong is one of 104 hunters with disabilities who have registered for the 2009 Ultimate Adventure Deer Hunt that opened Thursday at Swindall’s RV Park in Troy and will run through Sunday noon. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Email the author “We all come hoping to harvest a deer but none of us will be too disappointed if we don’t,” Armstrong said. “The fellowship of these hunts means as much as harvesting a deer. Maybe more.”Armstrong has five deer to his credit and this hunt he will be hunting with a “sip and puff” apparatus made for him by “the Jerk.”“We call Raymond Jerkins “the Jerk,” for fun but he’s really a genius,” Armstrong said. “He made this apparatus for me that is operated by simply ‘sipping’ on the ‘straw.’ We’d seen one similar to it that cost more than $3,000. The Jerk made this one for me out of junk.”Until the Jerk made the very efficient and easy to operate hunting apparatus for Armstrong, he had been hunting with a device that his wife made.“Really, it was just a camera tripod that would support Virgil’s gun but this new one will adjust up and down and from side to side and it’s easy to shoot. All Virgil has to do is sip and it shoots.”The Armstrongs have found the Outdoors Without Limits opportunities so beneficial that they have organized a chapter in Atmore and have conducted several hunts.“The hunts aren’t big like this one but we are growing,” Armstrong said. “OWL has given me a new start in life and I can’t begin to tell you what it means to me and to other like me.”The 2009 Ultimate Adventure Deer Hunt will host dinner events tonight and Saturday night and a Southern breakfast on Sunday and the public is invited to participate. For ticket information, call 566-8353. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 10:31 pm Thursday, January 15, 2009 Print Article Neither did Armstrong. He refused to let the devastating injury take complete control of his life. He was blessed that he didn’t suffer brain injury so he made a decision to do the best with what he had. But it seemed there was very little that he could do.For the next “many” years, the former railroad employee could do little but stay home.“Oh, we’d go out from time to time but there really wasn’t a lot that I could do,” Armstrong said. “Anita and I both grew up in the woods and that’s what I really missed. I wanted to get back out there. I thought a lot about hunting and how much I wanted to hunt again but I didn’t think that was possible.” Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories All the world was right for Virgil Armstrong. Then a log from a pulpwood train car fell, delivering a devastating blow to the back of his head. Armstrong was knocked to the ground and his shirt was caught in the mechanics of the switching trains.The train dragged Armstrong 50 feet along the sidetrack before he was rescued.“That was 34 years ago and I’ve been a quadriplegic since that day,” Armstrong said. “But I know that I’m blessed to be here. The doctors told my wife, Anita, that I would be in the nursing home for the rest of my life. But she didn’t accept that.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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Oxford to divulge finalists’ personal data to pollsters


first_imgOxford University is considering passing finalists’ information on to pollsters in a bid to improve feedback on student satisfaction.The news comes as the Conservatives announce their proposals to improve student feedback nationally with the creation of a central online service in which students will be able to rate their tutors.At present, Oxford is the only institution in the UK that does not publish its student satisfaction results online, as it does not receive enough feedback on the issue.A spokesperson for the University said the NSS “allows us to benchmark student responses against other Russell Group universities. The lower the response rate to a survey, the less reliable it is perceived, and the less we can be sure about the accuracy of the feedback in the survey.”OUSU have passed a motion suggesting the University be permitted to give the phone numbers of finalists to polling companies three to four weeks after the survey has been sent to students. Plans are not yet finalised and contact details would only be passed on in the event that less than 45% of students respond to the survey.Richard Holland, St. Anne’s JCR VP for Access and Academic Affairs believes “if it’s done well, it shouldn’t be a problem”, stressing the importance of allowing students to opt out of the scheme. He claimed it is a good idea, provided there are enough “safeguards”.Sarah Reder, a second year student at St. Hilda’s commented, “I don’t like the idea of my details being given out to organisations, but if I can opt out, I’m happy for the plan to go ahead.”Students sharing their experiences of courses will also be key to Tory plans for improving information on Universities available to the public.Speaking at the CBI’s Higher education summit in London this week, David Willetts, shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, has outlined his plan for the service. Mr Willetts insisted there was a need for such a service, “We are expecting [students] to make important choices about courses and institutions without enabling them to be as well informed as they could be.”The website would also contain information about employment prospects for graduates from particular courses and institutions, and feedback from current students.Willets said, “We already collect quite a lot of data about, for example, employment after 6 months and after 3 years, but it is not currently available in a detailed or usable form that is easily accessible for potential students. This has to change.”Sites that already provide a similar service have attracted criticism in the past. Ratemyprofessor.com allows students to rate their lecturers on “easiness”, “helpfulness”, “clarity” and “hotness”,and allows students to post comments. Sally Hunt, the general secretary of the University and College Union, said such sites could lead to “serious online and offline bullying. If students have real concerns about their lecturers, they should go through the proper channels and try to resolve the issue.”Jonny Medland, OUSU VP for Access and Academic Affairs, says such a public feedback system could be avoided, “If universities take action now then hopefully we can avoid students resorting to posting feedback online to try and get their universities to take notice of their views.”Will Sentance, a PPEist at St John’s, was concerned the proposed website would require too much regulation to prevent bullying to be effective, “If it is being regulated you won’t get any comments of any use, so I don’t think it is necessarily a good idea.”last_img read more


The genetics of regeneration


first_img Drawing inspiration from plants, animals to restore skin tissue Harvard researchers find mature cells revert back to stem cells to boost tissue regeneration and repair in mouse intestines Understanding how the intestine replaces and repairs itself Nanofiber dressings heal wounds, promote regenerationcenter_img When it comes to regeneration, some animals are capable of amazing feats. If you cut off a salamander’s leg, it will grow back. When threatened, some geckos drop their tails to distract their predator, only to regrow them later.Other animals take the process even further. Planarian worms, jellyfish, and sea anemones can actually regenerate their bodies after being cut in half.Led by Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Mansi Srivastava, a team of researchers is shedding new light on how animals pull off the feat, along the way uncovering a number of DNA switches that appear to control genes for whole-body regeneration. The study is described in a March 15 paper in Science. Using three-banded panther worms to test the process, Srivastava and Andrew Gehrke, a postdoctoral fellow working in her lab, found that a section of noncoding DNA controls the activation of a “master control gene” called early growth response, or EGR. Once active, EGR controls a number of other processes by switching other genes on or off.“What we found is that this one master gene comes on [and activates] genes that are turning on during regeneration,” Gehrke said. “Basically, what’s going on is the noncoding regions are telling the coding regions to turn on or off, so a good way to think of it is as though they are switches.”For that process to work, Gehrke said, the DNA in the worms’ cells, which normally is tightly folded and compacted, has to change, making new areas available for activation.“A lot of those very tightly packed portions of the genome actually physically become more open,” he said, “because there are regulatory switches in there that have to turn genes on or off. So one of the big findings in this paper is that the genome is very dynamic and really changes during regeneration as different parts are opening and closing.”Before Gehrke and Srivastava could understand the dynamic nature of the worm’s genome, they had to assemble its sequence — no simple feat in itself.“That’s a big part of this paper,” Srivastava said. “We’re releasing the genome of this species, which is important because it’s the first from this phylum. Until now there had been no full genome sequence available.”,It’s also noteworthy, she added, because the three-banded panther worm represents a new model system for studying regeneration.“Previous work on other species helped us learn many things about regeneration,” she said. “But there are some reasons to work with these new worms.” For one thing, they’re in an important phylogenetic position. “So the way they’re related to other animals … allows us to make statements about evolution.” The other reason, she said, is, “They’re really great lab rats. I collected them in the field in Bermuda a number of years ago during my postdoc, and since we’ve brought them into the lab they’re amenable to a lot more tools than some other systems.”While those tools can demonstrate the dynamic nature of the genome during regeneration — Gehrke was able to identify as many as 18,000 regions that change — what’s important, Srivastava said, is how much meaning he was able to derive from studying them. She said the results show that EGR acts like a power switch for regeneration — once it is turned on, other processes can take place, but without it, nothing happens.“We were able to decrease the activity of this gene and we found that if you don’t have EGR, nothing happens,” Srivastava said. “The animals just can’t regenerate. All those downstream genes won’t turn on, so the other switches don’t work, and the whole house goes dark, basically.”While the study reveals new information about how the process works in worms, it also may help explain why it doesn’t work in humans.“It turns out that EGR, the master gene, and the other genes that are being turned on and off downstream are present in other species, including humans,” Gehrke said.“The reason we called this gene in the worms EGR is because when you look at its sequence, it’s similar to a gene that’s already been studied in humans and other animals,” Srivastava said. “If you have human cells in a dish and stress them, whether it’s mechanically or you put toxins on them, they’ll express EGR right away.”The question is, Srivastava said, “If humans can turn on EGR, and not only turn it on, but do it when our cells are injured, why can’t we regenerate? The answer may be that if EGR is the power switch, we think the wiring is different. What EGR is talking to in human cells may be different than what it is talking to in the three-banded panther worm, and what Andrew has done with this study is come up with a way to get at this wiring. So we want to figure out what those connections are, and then apply that to other animals, including vertebrates that can only do more limited regeneration.”Going forward, Srivastava and Gehrke said they hope to investigate whether the genetic switches activated during regeneration are the same as those used during development, and to continue working to better understand the dynamic nature of the genome.,“Now that we know what the switches are for regeneration, we are looking at the switches involved in development, and whether they are the same,” Srivastava said. “Do you just do development over again, or is a different process involved?”The team is also working on understanding the precise ways that EGR and other genes activate the regeneration process, both for three-banded panther worms and for other species as well.In the end, Srivastava and Gehrke said, the study highlights the value of understanding not only the genome, but all of the genome — the noncoding as well as the coding portions.“Only about 2 percent of the genome makes things like proteins,” Gehrke said. “We wanted to know: What is the other 98 percent of the genome doing during whole-body regeneration? People have known for some time that many DNA changes that cause disease are in noncoding regions … but it has been underappreciated for a process like whole-body regeneration.“I think we’ve only just scratched the surface,” he continued. “We’ve looked at some of these switches, but there’s a whole other aspect of how the genome is interacting on a larger scale, not just how pieces open and close. And all of that is important for turning genes on and off, so I think there are multiple layers of this regulatory nature.”“It’s a very natural question to look at the natural world and think, if a gecko can do this, why can’t I?” Srivastava said. “There are many species that can regenerate, and others that can’t, but it turns out if you compare genomes across all animals, most of the genes that we have are also in the three-banded panther worm … so we think that some of these answers are probably not going to come from whether or not certain genes are present, but from how they are wired or networked together, and that answer can only come from the noncoding portion of the genome.”This research was supported with funding from the Milton Fund of Harvard University, the Searle Scholars Program, the Smith Family Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, the Human Frontier Science Program, the National Institutes of Health, the Biomedical Big Training Program at UC Berkeley, the Marthella Foskett Brown Chair in Biological Sciences, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 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