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Focus on Scotland: Coaching vacancy up for grabs?


first_imgPerhaps professional courtesy is, rather surprisingly, preventing two coaches who are known to be fond of donning a tie and presenting themselves to board members from flirting with the SRU. Perhaps they are unwilling to tread on Johnson’s toes; affording him time and space to meet Dodson without external pressures. Perhaps we should cast our eyes skyward and wait for the swine to fly.Ambition would mean that any coach desperate to break into the international scene would have no qualms with getting in touch, but there are other ways of going about it instead of just facing down a camera and saying that you want a job.It would not suit Scotland to throw names about at this point anyway. Johnson may have added a few pounds to any prospective contract thanks to the talk from Australia about him, and the rumours of jobs within the ARU are widely expected to be true. However, if he does go, Scotland have to be wise with their process.It hasn’t gone unnoticed that Dean Ryan had absolutely no interest in being anything other than an interim forwards coach with Scotland – something made clear from the start and protected as he rarely ventured out into the Scottish glare – yet he is more than happy to throw his lot in with perennial Premiership strugglers Worcester Warriors.Reputation: Ewen McKenzie is a long shotIf Johnson left there would be a need to start again. The last 6 Nations would be rendered almost completely irrelevant, bar nodding to the public morale engendered by improved performances. Systems and staff would be completely overhauled again. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Decision time: Rumours abound that Scott Johnson is attracting interest Down Under but will he choose Scotland?By Alan DymockTHERE IS a coaching job available. There is no velvet rope cordoning-off the hot seat and there is not a flashy pop-up spamming every ambitious coach around, but there is a job there for anyone willing to fight for it.A little more clarity, we are not talking about the Ireland job.While knickers are untwisted, Irish fans can be assured that nothing will be made of Jake White of the Brumbies talking and Ewen McKenzie of the Queensland Reds beaming in with an audition tape for the role. McKenzie is certainly an option for the international post and Leinster’s own Joe Schmidt is much coveted – indeed his own captain Leo Cullen admitted he would be good for the post, recently – and he is due to talk with the IRFU. Ireland, it seems, have plenty of suitors.However, it is interesting to note that not one of these men have ever declared an interest, publicly and strongly, for the Scotland job.Schmidt, in fairness, is strongly engrained in the Irish game. He would be the popular choice anyway, maybe not the ‘people’s choice’ yet, but not far from it. Yet it must be questioned: what happens to McKenzie if he is knocked back? Does he fade into the ether, or does he shuffle apologetically to the back of the seemingly short queue for the Scotland job, trying to pretend that it was a top choice all along and not the hairy-knuckled bridesmaid to an emerald bride?Hands up: Yet Dean Ryan chose WorcesterThe problem is that nothing can be said about the Scotland job until after caretaker coach Scott Johnson’s sit-down with the boss, CEO Mark Dodson. The matter is cloudy in uncertainty and not helped with news from the south signalling that Johnson may be a wanted man on his own shores. People in the know down under suggest that the ARU may come a-courtin’ and with the Melbourne Rebels coach already told he will have to re-interview for his own post next season and with McKenzie jumping from the Reds ship, there are options opening up for Johnson to make his glorious return south. The silence may be telling. Dodson and his rugby advisors have to pitch to Johnson, rather than the other way around. If that falls through they have to wait for the fall-out of the Irish wrangling. If Johnson goes and Schmidt is holding up a green jersey for the cameras at the Aviva Stadium, Murrayfield will become a place of action.Somewhere in the bowels of the ground Scotland defence coach Matt Taylor, formerly a Red staffer, will be sitting in a hot seat of his own in front of a computer, frantically trying to find Ewen McKenzie’s Skype address. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 23: Director of Coaching Ewen McKenzie of the Reds watches on during the round two Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium on February 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images) last_img read more


Los pintores hispanos ofrecen observaciones coloridas en la Convención General


first_img Por el personal de ENSPosted Jul 8, 2012 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Enedina Vasquez de San Antonio, Texas, es la pintora en residencia del Equipo de Ministerios Hispano en la Convención General.[Episcopal News Service — Indianápolis] La Convención General es por lo general un mundo de palabras, sin embargo la pintora Enedina Vasquez está ofreciendo una interpretación visual con pinturas coloridas que reflejan su experiencia en la reunión de Indianápolis de este año.Vasquez, quien reside en San Antonio, en la diócesis de West Texas, se encuentra en la Convención como pintora en residencia del equipo de Ministerios Hispanos que dirige el Rdo. Canónigo Anthony Guillen, misionero de los Ministerios para Latinos/Hispanos de la Iglesia Episcopal.Enedina Vasquez ha creado una serie de pinturas que ilustran las “Cinco Marcas de la Misión” de la Comunión Anglicana, las cuales han sido aprobadas por la Iglesia Episcopal como los principios rectores. La Cuarta Marca está ilustrada aquí.El trabajo artístico de Vasquez y sus observaciones escritas pueden encontrarse aquí.Vasquez realizo servicios de similar capacidad en la conferencia de la Nueva Comunidad que se llevó a cabo en San Diego, a principios de este año.Fue en esa conferencia donde Vasquez empezó a dibujar en su iPod observaciones coloridas de los temas que se debatieron en la reunión, los cuales se centraron en los Ministerios Étnicos y Emergentes de la Iglesia Episcopal. Por ejemplo, cuando ella participó en la ceremonia nativoamericana en que bendicen la salvia y el aguar, ella pinto una mata de salvia con gotitas de agua que manaban de esta, con una puesta al cielo azul. Cuando uno de los oradores mencionó que la Iglesia Episcopal debería de “cambiar nuestro contexto o al menos considerar cambiarlo…” Vasquez pinto el escudo Episcopal con solo unos trazos de red, blanco y azul, como si estos se encontrarán en movimiento, fluyendo en el aire.En el segundo día de la Convención General, Vasquez pinto la reacción perpleja de un asistente a la Convención General que estaba tratando de ubicarse.Vasquez es una profesora jubilada, que tiene su negocio propio donde produce piezas de arte en cristal fundido. Su trabajo artístico se ha exhibido en museos muy importantes de los Estados Unidos, México, Japón y Alemania. Ella es además autora con trabajos publicados, poeta y dramaturga. Su obra teatral Te Traigo Estas Flores Y Marshmallow Peeps fue producida por Joseph Papp en el Festival del Teatro Shakespeare en Nueva York.Ella se graduó de la Universidad de Sewanee, Programa de Teología de la Universidad del Sur, y es además miembro de la organización religiosa laica Hijas del Rey [Daughters of the King]“En esta época de tecnología rápida, con jóvenes que envían con rapidez de sus teléfonos textos sobre las noticias del día, sobre lo que les interesa, y sus miedos, entonces la Iglesia Episcopal debe ir en esa dirección para poder captar a los jóvenes para que ellos puedan recibir la buena nueva de Cristo”, dijo Vasquez. “Nosotros debemos crear y enviar noticias que sean instantáneas, al minuto, coloridas, fantásticas, cortas, directas. En el 2012 hay maneras creativas y disponibles en Facebook y Twitter (para mencionar algunos) — y son los artistas quienes a través de la historia han reflejado las noticas verdaderas para todas las edades y épocas”. 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González to join CDSP as assistant professor of Old Testament


first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis González to join CDSP as assistant professor of Old Testament Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted May 5, 2015 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Theological Education Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC [Church Divinity School of the Pacific press release] Church Divinity School of the Pacific has named a Colombian-born scholar with a special interest in how biblical texts have been used to provoke and justify violence as assistant professor of Old Testament.Julián Andrés González Holguín, who is finishing his Ph.D. at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, will take up a joint appointment at CDSP and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in the fall, the Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, the seminary’s dean and president, has announced.“Julián González offers a fresh new voice in the world of scholarship and teaching in the context of theological education,” Richardson said. “We were impressed with his capacity to communicate some of the going concerns in Old Testament scholarship today.“Julián, a native of Colombia, will bring new cultural awarenesses to bear in our community,” Richardson added. “He is very integrative in his approach to studies in sacred texts, looking for contemporary analogies to the experience of God in the ancient Middle East. It is a hermeneutic of lively immediacy that will bring new insight from scriptural studies.”González, a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, received his Master of Divinity degree from George W. Truett Seminary at Baylor University in 2010. He had previously earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia in 2006 and worked as a software engineer for Shell Oil in Colombia.“Julián González will make a wonderful addition to CDSP and PLTS as well as the GTU,” said the Rev. Alicia Vargas, interim dean and associate professor of multicultural and contextual studies at PLTS. “He is a Hispanic Theological Initiative Scholar and comes deeply committed to the multicultural study and teaching of the biblical text. He is ready to come to Berkeley and share his exceptional teaching skills and sharp biblical scholarship with PLTS and CDSP students. We await his arrival in the fall with happy anticipation!”González said he came by his interest in the rhetoric of violence through experience. “My country has been in violence since the late 1940s and early 1950s,” he said. “I have had experiences myself that have led to an interest in looking at the texts of violence in the Bible and how we interpret them, how we deal with them and how we use them nowadays.”“Biblical interpretation is never ideologically neutral,” he added. “Neither is the Bible a static artifact, but rather it is a discursive object that is continually recreated and reflected by each receiving community in its own time and place.”González will begin teaching at the seminaries in August. 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The ‘real’ St. Valentine was no patron of love


first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSValentines Day Previous articleHoly rabies! It’s bat season in Orange CountyNext articleHow Will Florida officials avoid another election debacle? They aren’t saying Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! By Lisa Bitel, Professor of History & Religion, University of Southern California and first published on theconversation.comOn Feb. 14, sweethearts of all ages will exchange cards, flowers, candy, and more lavish gifts in the name of St. Valentine. But as a historian of Christianity, I can tell you that at the root of our modern holiday is a beautiful fiction. St. Valentine was no lover or patron of love.Valentine’s Day, in fact, originated as a liturgical feast to celebrate the decapitation of a third-century Christian martyr, or perhaps two. So, how did we get from beheading to betrothing on Valentine’s Day?Early origins of St. ValentineAncient sources reveal that there were several St. Valentines who died on Feb. 14. Two of them were executed during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius Gothicus in 269-270 A.D., at a time when persecution of Christians was common.How do we know this? Because, an order of Belgian monks spent three centuries collecting evidence for the lives of saints from manuscript archives around the known world.They were called Bollandists after Jean Bolland, a Jesuit scholar who began publishing the massive 68-folio volumes of “Acta Sanctorum,” or “Lives of the Saints,” beginning in 1643.Since then, successive generations of monks continued the work until the last volume was published in 1940. The Brothers dug up every scrap of information about every saint on the liturgical calendar and printed the texts arranged according to the saint’s feast day.The Valentine martyrsThe volume encompassing Feb. 14 contains the stories of a handful of “Valentini,” including the earliest three of whom died in the third century.St. Valentine blessing an epileptic. Wellcome Images, CC BYThe earliest Valentinus is said to have died in Africa, along with 24 soldiers. Unfortunately, even the Bollandists could not find any more information about him. As the monks knew, sometimes all that the saints left behind was a name and day of death.We know only a little more about the other two Valentines.According to a late medieval legend reprinted in the “Acta,” which was accompanied by Bollandist critique about its historical value, a Roman priest named Valentinus was arrested during the reign of Emperor Gothicus and put into the custody of an aristocrat named Asterius.As the story goes, Asterius made the mistake of letting the preacher talk. Father Valentinus went on and on about Christ leading pagans out of the shadow of darkness and into the light of truth and salvation. Asterius made a bargain with Valentinus: If the Christian could cure Asterius’s foster-daughter of blindness, he would convert. Valentinus put his hands over the girl’s eyes and chanted:“Lord Jesus Christ, en-lighten your handmaid, because you are God, the True Light.”Easy as that. The child could see, according to the medieval legend. Asterius and his whole family were baptized. Unfortunately, when Emperor Gothicus heard the news, he ordered them all to be executed. But Valentinus was the only one to be beheaded. A pious widow, though, made off with his body and had it buried at the site of his martyrdom on the Via Flaminia, the ancient highway stretching from Rome to present-day Rimini. Later, a chapel was built over the saint’s remains.St. Valentine was not a romanticThe third third-century Valentinus was a bishop of Terni in the province of Umbria, Italy.St. Valentine kneeling. David Teniers IIIAccording to his equally dodgy legend, Terni’s bishop got into a situation like the other Valentinus by debating a potential convert and afterward healing his son. The rest of story is quite similar as well: He too, was beheaded on the orders of Emperor Gothicus and his body buried along the Via Flaminia.It is likely, as the Bollandists suggested, that there weren’t actually two decapitated Valentines, but that two different versions of one saint’s legend appeared in both Rome and Terni.Nonetheless, African, Roman or Umbrian, none of the Valentines seems to have been a romantic.Indeed, medieval legends, repeated in modern media, had St. Valentine performing Christian marriage rituals or passing notes between Christian lovers jailed by Gothicus. Still other stories romantically involved him with the blind girl whom he allegedly healed. Yet none of these medieval tales had any basis in third-century history, as the Bollandists pointed out.St. Valentine baptizing St. Lucilla. Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte)In any case, historical veracity did not count for much with medieval Christians. What they cared about were stories of miracles and martyrdoms, and the physical remains or relics of the saint. To be sure, many different churches and monasteries around medieval Europe claimed to have bits of a St. Valentinus’ skull in their treasuries.Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, for example, still displays a whole skull. According to the Bollandists, other churches across Europe also claim to own slivers and bits of one or the other St. Valentinus’ body: For example, San Anton Church in Madrid, Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin, the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Prague, Saint Mary’s Assumption in Chelmno, Poland, as well as churches in Malta, Birmingham, Glasgow, and on the Greek isle of Lesbos, among others.For believers, relics of the martyrs signified the saints’ continuing their invisible presence among communities of pious Christians. In 11th-century Brittany, for instance, one bishop used what was purported to be Valentine’s head to halt fires, prevent epidemics, and cure all sorts of illnesses, including demonic possession.As far as we know, though, the saint’s bones did nothing special for lovers.Unlikely pagan originsMany scholars have deconstructed Valentine and his day in books, articles and blog postings. Some suggest that the modern holiday is a Christian cover-up of the more ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia in mid-February.Lupercalia originated as a ritual in a rural masculine cult involving the sacrifice of goats and dogs and evolved later into an urban carnival. During the festivities half-naked young men ran through the streets of Rome, streaking people with thongs cut from the skins of newly killed goats. Pregnant women thought it brought them healthy babies. In 496 A.D., however, Pope Gelasius supposedly denounced the rowdy festival.Still, there is no evidence that the pope purposely replaced Lupercalia with the more sedate cult of the martyred St. Valentine or any other Christian celebration.Chaucer and the love birdsThe love connection probably appeared more than a thousand years after the martyrs’ death, when Geoffrey Chaucer, author of “The Canterbury Tales” decreed the February feast of St. Valentinus to the mating of birds. He wrote in his “Parlement of Foules”:“For this was on seynt Volantynys day. Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.”It seems that, in Chaucer’s day, English birds paired off to produce eggs in February. Soon, nature-minded European nobility began sending love notes during bird-mating season. For example, the French Duke of Orléans, who spent some years as a prisoner in the Tower of London, wrote to his wife in February 1415 that he was “already sick of love” (by which he meant lovesick.) And he called her his “very gentle Valentine.”English audiences embraced the idea of February mating. Shakespeare’s lovestruck Ophelia spoke of herself as Hamlet’s Valentine.In the following centuries, Englishmen and women began using Feb. 14 as an excuse to pen verses to their love objects. Industrialization made it easier with mass-produced illustrated cards adorned with smarmy poetry. Then along came Cadbury, Hershey’s, and other chocolate manufacturers marketing sweets for one’s sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.Valentine’s Day chocolates. GillianVann/Shutterstock.comToday, shops everywhere in England and the U.S. decorate their windows with hearts and banners proclaiming the annual Day of Love. Merchants stock their shelves with candy, jewelry and Cupid-related trinkets begging “Be My Valentine.” For most lovers, this request does not require beheading.Invisible ValentinesIt seems that the erstwhile saint behind the holiday of love remains as elusive as love itself. Still, as St. Augustine, the great fifth-century theologian and philosopher argued in his treatise on “Faith in Invisible Things,” someone does not have to be standing before our eyes for us to love them.And much like love itself, St. Valentine and his reputation as the patron saint of love are not matters of verifiable history, but of faith. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


Blackbaud Europe launches new consultancy bb1


first_imgBlackbaud Europe has announced the formation of bb1, a new consultancy that serves charities and not-for-profit organisations with strategy, creative and digital services.The bb1 team includes a combination of Blackbaud and former Convio consultants. It offers organisational analysis, design strategy andservices, change management, and strategy services.Martin Campbell, Blackbaud Europe’s director of innovation and strategy, said that the new consultancy had been set up “to help charities better use Blackbaud and other open source technology and move to a more multi-channel and integrated approach in fundraising, communications and delivering services.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 October 2012 | News Blackbaud Europe launches new consultancy bb1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis He added: “These are challenging times for charities and whilst Blackbaud has an excellent track record in providing the software to deal with those challenges, we were also aware of a gap in the way charities adapt internally and use the technology”.Eltham College in south east London is the first client of the new consultancy. Bb1 carried out a comprehensive digital review for the institution.www.bb-1.co.ukcenter_img Tagged with: Blackbaud Consulting & Agencies Technology  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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


Fidel Castro remembered in the former Soviet Union


first_imgFidel CastroWorkers World is sharing these reports from the Donbass-Cuba Friendship Society and I.B. Khlebnikov Workers’ University to mark the first anniversary of Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s death. The text was translated by WW contributing editor Greg Butterfield.Donetsk: On Nov. 25, an evening of memory for Fidel Castro was held in the capital of the Donetsk People’s Republic, under the slogan #YoSoyFidel (I Am Fidel). The event was organized by the Donbass-Cuba Friendship Society. The memorial brought together different kinds of people — supporters of leftist and anti-fascist ideas, students and schoolchildren, workers, journalists — all united in their interest in the history of Cuba and Latin America, as well as respect for the personality of Fidel Castro, who inspired thousands of people to fight injustice.Svetlana Licht, a member of the Friendship Society, not only prepared a report about the personality of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, but also made Russian subtitles for an interesting video about the life of the Comandante and the #YoSoyFidel campaign. We learned a lot of new things, saw how he appeared in the eyes of ordinary Cubans, how he interacted with people and how it changed their lives. Many participants gratefully recalled the assistance provided by Cuba to the Ukrainian children who suffered from the Chernobyl disaster.After taking pictures with Cuban flags, we continued to talk about Fidel, Cuba and the whole situation in Latin America. Despite the fact that the occasion was sad, the atmosphere at the meeting was warm and at ease.Moscow: November 25 is a sad date. It’s exactly one year since the great son of the Cuban people passed away, perhaps the last of the giants the 20th century gave mankind. A person who, in his lifetime, became a legend — Fidel Castro.On a frosty November evening, in a small room of the Workers’ University, hung the state flag of Cuba and the flag of the 26th of July Movement. A heavy minute of silence was observed, and we watched a solemn and sad video of the changing of the guard at the Comandante’s tomb.The evening’s program was very rich: a fiery speech by the secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba to the Russian Federation, Oscar Redondo; speeches by social scientists (A.V. Kharlamenko, A. Lepeshkin) about the high moral and humanistic level to which the revolutionary movement rose thanks to Fidel; the development of the revolutionary process in Cuba today; the life of the working people of the Liberated Island and the place Fidel occupies in it in the memories of E. Letova; the revolutionary songs performed by D. Chernov; and poems from the heart read by L. Rebrova.The initiators and organizers of the meeting were the New Communist Movement, the I.B. Khlebnikov Workers’ University and Red TV. Representatives of various left parties, Moscow students, musicians, a large number of foreign guests from different countries of Latin America, all gathered — with a burning desire to pay tribute to Fidel, reaffirm the ideals that he embodied and express readiness to move along the trail he blazed.As one of the guests wrote in the memorial book: “Fidel did not die, he dissolved into humanity.”Original: https://prometej.info/blog/obyavleniya/pamyat-nuzhna-zhivym/FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Turner MacLean leads Frogs in Nike Collegiate Invitational


first_imgTCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Twitter Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Facebook Previous articleTwo students start ‘Uber for trash’ serviceNext articleTCU Rifle kicks off season with record setting weekend Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ printFort Worth native Turner MacLean enters the final round of the Nike Collegiate Invitational tied for ninth place after shooting a career-best three-under par- 68.The career-best marks the second time for the junior shooting under 70. In the first round of the tournament Sunday, MacLean shot a 69.MacLean has shot 28 pars over the two rounds, the most of all participants in the tournament.Two of MacLean’s teammates also shot under 70. Juniors Stefano Mazzoli of Italy and Pierre Mazier of France both shot a three-under 68. The juniors each earned eagles Monday to contribute to the successful round. Mazier recorded his eagle on par 5 hole No. 4 and Mazzoli’s tallied his eagle on par 5 hole No. 18.Mazzoli is tied for 21st in the tournament with a five-under 137, Mazier is tied for 54th overall with a four-over 146, junior Triston Fisher is tied for 48th with three-over 145 and junior Hayden Springer is tied for 60th at six-over 148.Springer shot six birdies in the second round, five of which were in the front nine. Springer’s par 3 average of 2.7 is tied for the third-best in the field.Overall, the Frogs shot six-under 562 and is tied with the Clemson Tigers for seventh place in the 15 team field. Four teams in the field were national semifinalists from last season, including the Stanford Cardinal that lead the tournament.The final round of the tournament will begin at 10 a.m. and the Frogs will be matched up against Clemson and the Texas Longhorns.center_img ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ What to watch during quarantine + posts Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vaglio last_img read more


Watch House Cross Library to spearhead Age Friendly Access in Limerick


first_imgTwitter Mary O’Brien, Librarian at Watch House Cross in Limerick receiving the Age Friendly Library Charter from Minister Michael Ring, Department of Rural And Community DevelopmentWatch House Cross Library in Limerick is one of a number of libraries across the country to be nominated as an Age Friendly Library.As part of a novel project to recognise and adapt to the needs of older people, Age Friendly Ireland initiated a process with the Libraries Development Committee and the County and City Management Association to encourage libraries to develop in a more age friendly way.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Each local authority nominated one library [Watch House Cross for Limerick] to become their Age Friendly Library and Age Friendly Ireland provided training in age friendly principles to 48 libraries nationally.Data from the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (HaPAI) survey showed that many older people were not using their public libraries with many reporting finding them difficult to access.The proportion of older people is increasing in almost every country of the world and as life expectancy increases, the need to ensure that Ireland becomes a great country in which to. grow old is increasing too.Minister Michael Ring from the Department of Rural and Community Development officially launched the National Age Friendly Libraries Recognition Programme and presented Watch House Cross Library with an Age Friendly Charter to recognise the great strides taken to make the Library more accessible to people of all ages.Working with the libraries to develop them in a more Age Friendly way very much ties in with the policy of the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Public Library Strategy ‘Our Public Libraries 2022’ which was published this year builds on recent technological and service developments to focus on improving access, use and the position and status of public libraries in the community. The strategy seeks to develop the libraries as the ‘go-to’ places for a range of sustainable, integrated public services.There have been huge advances in library programming, with Healthy Ireland, digital skills training, business supports and a national public library catalogue as well as online resources and e-learning courses.Making libraries more Age Friendly is another layer of evolution that contributes to the overall strategy for libraries and embeds them more deeply in the communities they serve.Minister Michael Ring said: “The public library strategy focuses on removing barriers to access, improving accessibility, and providing a welcoming and inclusive space for all. Age Friendly Libraries are enhancing the services and facilities and making sure that we are meeting the needs of older people in our communities. We want to make Ireland a great place for people to live and grow old in and I’m delighted to say that our libraries are here to help this. They are providing digital skills classes, health and wellbeing classes, hosting intergenerational activities and providing supports for people with dementia. I am delighted to launch the National Age Friendly Libraries Recognition Programme.”Mary O’Brien, one of the Age Friendly Champions in Watch House Cross Limerick said: “By becoming Age Friendly we will help build sustainability into the library service. It will increase the ease with which older people engage with our services and help us to grow our customer numbers – it is very much aligned with the ethos of the ‘Our Public Libraries’ strategy.”The Department along with Libraries Development Committee and the County and City Management Association and Age Friendly Ireland planned to expand this initiative to other libraries across Limerick and the rest of the country. Advertisement Facebook NewsCommunityWatch House Cross Library to spearhead Age Friendly Access in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – October 30, 2019 231 Linkedincenter_img Previous articleGardaí appeal for information after thieves steal thousands from “all-inclusive” play centre in LimerickNext articleSlow Riot’s debut finally released Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Email WhatsApplast_img read more


Cutera, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results


first_img 35.7 ) 98,163 2020 – $ (301) 75,772 % Change (2,214 – 2,134 2,828 42% 6,202 December 31, 2,092 (3,627 2019 Assets 3,987 ) 45,942 (747) (201 1,925 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (275 2019 December 31, 181,712 21,556 Inventories 16,691 December 31, 2019 (324 – – 106,296 – December 31, Sales and marketing – $ ) 423 Research and development ) Accrued liabilities 26,623 Cash and cash equivalents 1,406 Basic 12,246 Net Income (loss) GAAPDepreciationandAmortizationStock-BasedCompensationCRM and ERPImplementation/write-offSeverance (RIF)Legal -Former CFO Settlement/LutronicTaxes andOther AdjustmentsNon-GAAPGAAPDepreciationandAmortizationStock-BasedCompensationCRM and ERPImplementation/ write-offTaxes andOther AdjustmentsNon-GAAP 45,593 Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 106,243 158,638 Current liabilities: 56% 14,261 Facebook (505 110,227 $ 28,526 $ 2020 2,260 2,800 (20) 2,052 27,303 $ (3,233) 26,316 Total current liabilities – Twelve Months Ended (20 1,748 $ Income tax liability – 93 30,719 7,185 139 CUTERA, INC. December 31, Diluted 2019 242 ) 51% Diluted 14,096 (22,828 (62 (in thousands, except percentage data) (220) Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2020Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2019 – 82,346 2019 (60,235) ) (767 $ 2,052 – 60 Cash flows from investing activities: 5,648 19,911 – % 45,593 17,653 – (in thousands, except per share data) -21% Extended warranty liabilities CRM and ERP implementation costs $ $ 4,703 56,880 ) 2019 Basic 23,074 5,648 72 Extended warranty liabilities (587) 13,586 $ (130 Total operating expenses % – 643 22,570 (505) Non-GAAP Products 39.1 147,683 $ 47,047 15,085 18,415 $ ) ) 20,323 Twelve Months Ended 4,590 5,080 654 – – -2% Diluted % 2,052 3,803 45,972 98,163 $ 113,738 $ ) Disposal of property and equipment Gross Margin was 51.3% for full-year 2020, as compared to 54.0% in 2019.Operating Expenses decreased $11.6 million to $98.6 million, a decline of 11% over 2019.Net loss was $23.9 million, or ($1.43) per fully diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $12.3 million, or ($0.88) per fully diluted share, in 2019. “I am pleased with our overall results for the fourth quarter and by the efforts our team put forth over the entirety of 2020. Our team’s commitment to execution drove steady improvement during the second half of 2020, posting solid results despite the difficult operating environment,” commented Dave Mowry, Chief Executive Officer of Cutera, Inc. “Our focus and resiliency enabled us to make steady progress on our vital commercial and operational initiatives during 2020. As a result of these efforts, we enter 2021 well-positioned to accelerate growth and expand profitability as the impact of COVID-19 continues to wane. I am particularly excited about what lies ahead for Cutera, as we work to bring truly innovative products to market and continue to fortify our business with greater discipline to sustain our financial performance.” 2021 Outlook Given the continued uncertainty surrounding the magnitude and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the wide range of outcomes for its impact on capital sales, and its potential to delay procedure volumes over the course of the year, the Company will not be providing formal guidance at this time. Conference Call The Company’s management will host a conference call to the discuss these results and related matters today at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET). Participating on the call will be Dave Mowry, Chief Executive Officer, Rohan Seth, Chief Financial Officer, and, Jason Richey, President. To participate in the conference call, dial 1-877-705-6003 (domestic) or + 1-201-493-6725 (international) and refer to the Conference Code: 13715746. The call will also be webcast and can be accessed from the Investor Relations section of Cutera’s website at http://www.cutera.com/. The webcast replay of the call will be available at the same site approximately one hour after the end of the call. About Cutera, Inc. Brisbane, California-based Cutera is a leading provider of laser and other energy-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide. Since 1998, Cutera has developed innovative, easy-to-use products that enable physicians and other qualified practitioners to offer safe and effective aesthetic treatments to their patients. For more information, call 1-888-4CUTERA or visit www.cutera.com. *Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures In this press release, in order to supplement the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, management has disclosed certain non-GAAP financial measures for the statement of operations and net income (loss) per diluted share. Non-GAAP adjustments include stock-based compensation, depreciation, amortization, executive and other non-recurring separation costs, customer relationship management (“CRM”) and enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) system costs, and non-recurring legal and litigation costs, as well as the net tax impact of excluding these items. From time to time in the future, there may be other items that we may exclude if the Company believes that doing so is consistent with the goal of providing useful information to investors and management. The Company has provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in this earnings release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Forward-looking non-GAAP measures include adjusted EBITDA. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, executive and other non-recurring separation costs, CRM and ERP system costs, and non-recurring legal and litigation costs. Company management uses these measurements as aids in monitoring the Company’s ongoing financial performance from quarter to quarter, and year to year, on a regular basis and for benchmarking against other similar companies. Non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered along with, but not as alternatives to, the operating performance measure as prescribed by GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures for the statement of operations and net income per diluted share exclude the following: Non-cash expenses for stock-based compensation.The Company has excluded the effect of stock-based compensation expenses in calculating its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measures. Although stock-based compensation is a key incentive offered to its employees, the Company continues to evaluate its business performance excluding stock-based compensation expenses. The Company records stock-based compensation expense related to grants of options, employee stock purchase plan, and performance and restricted stock. Depending upon the size, timing and the terms of the grants, this expense may vary significantly but will recur in future periods. The Company believes that excluding stock-based compensation better allows for comparisons to its peer companies; Depreciation and amortization.The Company has excluded depreciation and amortization expense in calculating its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measures. Depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges to current operations; Executive and other non-recurring separation costs.We have excluded costs associated with the resignation of our former Executive Officers in calculating our non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measures. We exclude these and other non-recurring employee separation costs because we believe that these items do not reflect future operating expenses; Customer Relationship Management.We have excluded CRM system costs related to direct and incremental costs incurred in connection with our multi-phase implementation of a new CRM solution and the related technology infrastructure costs. We exclude these costs because we believe that these items do not reflect future operating expenses and will be inconsistent in amounts and frequency making it difficult to contribute to a meaningful evaluation of our operating performance; Enterprise Resource Planning.We have excluded ERP system costs related to direct and incremental costs incurred in connection with our multi-phase implementation of a new ERP solution and the related technology infrastructure costs. We exclude these costs because we believe that these items do not reflect future operating expenses and will be inconsistent in amounts and frequency making it difficult to contribute to a meaningful evaluation of our operating performance; and Non-recurring legal and litigation costs. We have excluded costs incurred related to third party litigation and disputes, that are of a non-recurring nature. The Company believes that excluding all of the items above allows users of its financial statements to better review and assess both current and historical results of operations. Safe Harbor Statement Certain statements in this press release, other than purely historical information, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). These statements include, but are not limited to, Cutera’s plans, objectives, strategies, financial performance and outlook, CFO and other senior leadership searches, product launches and performance, trends, prospects or future events and involve known and unknown risks that are difficult to predict. As a result, the Company’s actual financial results, performance, achievements or prospects may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “may,” “could,” “seek,” “guidance,” “predict,” “potential,” “likely,” “believe,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “plan,” “intend,” “forecast,” “foresee” or variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current, preliminary expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause Cutera’s actual results to differ materially from the statements contained herein. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, and stockholders should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. There are a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, that could cause its actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including those described in the “Risk Factors” section of Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, the Registration Statement on Form S-8 and other documents filed from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission by Cutera. All information in this press release is as of the date of its release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Cutera undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. If the Company updates one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements. Cutera’s financial performance for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020, as discussed in this release, is preliminary and unaudited, and subject to adjustment. The financial data presented for the year ended December 31, 2020 should be considered preliminary and could be subject to change, as the Company’s independent auditor has not completed their audit. 83 ) $ $ 5,933 Research and development $ 23,074 $ 24,522 General and administrative 6,220 $ $ 14,096 746 805 Changes in assets and liabilities: 98,600 147,683 2,257 1,443 2,894 22,879 (12,064) Interest and other income (expense), net 18,032 (0.88) $ ) CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 1,450 Gross profit (324 Operating expenses: Payments on finance lease obligations (738) 50,728 14,261 90,766 25,061 5,476 $ Offering costs on the equity offering 2,817 – (23,877) $ $ -35% % December 31, 0.12 (111 0.15 – (1.43) $ ) 1,414 49,943 823 $ 5,450 54 (0.35 2019 (1,949) 52.8 Gross profit 306 December 31, 16,691 (3,136 Diluted 325 20,731 2,214 15,085 81,455 53 ) ) 1,925 2020 Vs 31,512 Other long-term assets $ 23,407 2020 12,685 Gross margin % 2019 ) Net income (loss) (7 11.0 Products (2,088) 31,271 % 125,113 (136 +363% Amortization of contract acquisition costs 18 (5,854 2,515 Basic (274 338 % % 28,271 49 Total operating expenses 14,656 Sales and marketing (8,444 Income (loss) from operations Other long-term assets (23,407) 6,202 Other adjustments 1,656 – $ 10,109 51,795 Provision for credit losses ) ) Net income (loss) per share: ) % Non-GAAP 4,463 83,549 $ (1,089 – 955 117,097 Other ) % 453 17,999 30,719 December 31, $ (8,260 5,448 (153) 86,481 825 (199) (1,455) (57) December 31, Facebook 470 $ – (5,442) ) CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Accounts payable $ (460 (148) December 31, 8,096 $ 43,723 23,568 58,622 – Rest of World $ 47.2 31,079 Accounts receivable – – Other long-term liabilities Reporting Unit Balance Sheet ) Stock-based compensation (140) International $ – 2,188 823 (12,348) (325 – (275 20,323 (2,985) Provision (benefit) for income taxes 181,712 (515) 318 (1,572 Basic – 0.31 (1,279) (991) (1,536 December 31, – -4% 14,096 3,385 1,999 10,109 5,648 18,856 14,261 9,050 3,250 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 14,700 Total adjustments (1,925 6,220 43,723 (12,687) Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 12,574 (1,600) ) Sales and marketing Cash flows from financing activities: 13,207 $ 1,294 83 749 64,693 – – 7,167 $ Gross proceeds from equity offering – $ 69,612 Service ) 67,796 7,938 % Total stockholders’ equity 4,703 Severance (RIF) (81) (3,428) 17,840 (12,064 Income tax liability ) Depreciation and amortization (649) 10,109 Total Net Revenue 8.1 ) Accumulated other comprehensive loss $ – (1,925 51,795 – 2,539 29,394 (174 – 26,052 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ $ – 26,316 8.6 2,282 917 0.28 $ (23,877 590 – Three Months Ended $ Total current assets (5,375 28,050 December 31, 7.7 17,653 ) – $ 2019 (275 17,840 24,033 Service Deferred revenue United States 30,145 (783) 16,691 95,998 9,286 -19% – ) 113,738 ) ) 14,096 % 9,489 (2) ) 917 13,440 Income (loss) before income taxes (0.15) – (1,762) 14,096 – Sales and marketing 2019 Operating expenses as a % of net revenueGAAP -4% $ (0.88 7,938 (unaudited) ) (27 Systems 17,840 $ $ (12,348) (2,509) Net Income (loss) per share: 16,691 50,721 ) 96,718 -48% Three Months Ended December 31, 2020Three Months Ended December 31, 2019 Adjustments: Previous articleCockburn, Dosunmu lead No. 5 Illini past Northwestern 73-66Next articlePandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s Digital AIM Web Support – 40,045 3,878 Net income (loss) 1,110 364 $ -19% ) 140,478 -35% Consumables +19% Diluted Three Months Ended (1,649) +41% 30 60.7 (1,160) Weighted-average number of shares used in per share calculations: -26% (1,139 275 8.3 1,110 127 2020 132,733 % 158,638 51 ) 46,404 – % ) 4,463 71,911 62,647 1,060 49,943 85 51,795 3,023 125,113 Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities: 9.6 % $ Operating expenses: 2019 16,691 $ $ Proceeds from exercise of stock options and employee stock purchase plan 33,921 Accounts payable 15.9 47,047 Non-GAAPGAAP CUTERA, INC. 59% $ Gross margin % – Research and development ) ) 2,593 – 767 % Interest and other expense, net ) – Operating lease right-of-use assets 460 – 1,536 General and administrative Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 61,202 WhatsApp $ (1,139 2,052 Other long-term liabilities $ $ 306 $ (12,263) CUTERA, INC. ) 29,395 Interest and other expense, net 3,391 ) 5,413 (4,383) 723 2,188 – North America (281) 2020 – – % $ $ 23,005 Net revenue $ $ % International as a percentage of total revenue Cost of revenue $ 10,831 1,723 (23,407 71,109 – –center_img 3,987 23,005 – Weighted-average number of shares used in per share calculations: – 85 2,188 4,463 22,400 Gross profit Twelve Months Ended +15% (23,877 Depreciation of tangible assets – ) 83,549 28,790 – 469 11.5 1,414 -42% 2,144 56 – ) 18,426 26,316 % 34 Other current assets and prepaid expenses 3,987 (34 14,656 (682 Proceeds from maturities of marketable investments 7.4 $ $ ) – 100,257 0.14 1,430 ) 2,052 Purchase of marketable investments ) – 10,109 56.1 4,029 578 ) – (36,358) December 31, 2020 % 31,512 Weighted-average number of shares used in per share calculations: % % Income (loss) before income taxes 10,555 0.12 66.8 3,968 Twitter 2020 Revenue By Product Category: ) – 30,307 181,712 Non-GAAPGAAP – December 31, 5,933 ) ) $ 95,046 (325 – 45 Total operating expenses (143) ) (579) Interest and other expense, net 469 591 $ % 30 PPP Loan payable 1,139 2020 Provision (benefit) for income taxes 2,828 (83 – 21,672 (2,088) $ $ – $ ) (275 Proceeds from sales of marketable investments Adjusted EBITDA (1,929 – – $ 394 ) 0.27 75,853 51,795 82,867 – 566 $ (1.43 Deferred revenue, net of current portion – CUTERA, INC. ) $ 57 (12,263 $ Gross Margin was 56.2% for fourth quarter 2020 compared to 55.6% in the prior-year period. Impacts from lower capital equipment production volumes and product mix shift were offset by reductions in fixed overhead and manufacturing efficiencies.Operating Expense improvements provided a year-over-year reduction of $4.1 million in the quarter, driven by lower selling expenses, partially offset by legal expenses.Net income was $2.2 million, or $0.12 per fully diluted share, as compared to a net loss of ($2.1) million, or ($0.15) per fully diluted share, in the prior-year period. Full-Year 2020 Financial and Operational HighlightsRevenue was $147.7 million, compared to $181.7 million in 2019.Capital Equipment revenue of $90.8 million decreased 35% over 2019.Recurring Revenue of $56.9 million increased 38% over 2019, driven by Skincare increase of $16.5M over 2019. 1,450 (4,510 CUTERA, INC. 566 (unaudited) December 31, General and administrative (579 ) (in thousands) (12,348 Stock-based compensation $ 2,072 917 $ ) – ) 49,943 – Total assets ) Net income (loss) per share: Property and equipment, net 17,859 % 98,600 – 891 ) (4,796 1,139 % (6,034) 917 $ Three Months Ended 121 264 Other current assets and prepaid expenses (275 $ (29 4,463 – (2,088 Deferred tax asset $ – – 2,915 $ (1,414 % $ (124 15,950 6,389 $ 87 0.12 Stockholders’ equity: $ Change in right-of-use asset/liability due to modification $ $ 21,877 1,216 ) 12,373 9 4,060 0.31 49 6,411 1,067 (318 $ $ 1,579 17,653 (3,941 BRISBANE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 17, 2021– Cutera, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUTR ) (“Cutera” or the “Company”), a leading provider of laser and other energy-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020. Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial and Operational HighlightsRevenue was $49.9 million in the fourth quarter, a decrease of 4% from the prior-year period and an increase of 28% sequentially. The year-over-year decline was solely attributed to lower levels of capital equipment purchases due to COVID-related disruptions, while patient traffic and energy-based treatment volumes were estimated to be at pre-COVID-19 levels during the quarter.Capital Equipment revenue of $30.1 million declined 26% over the prior-year period, while increasing 25% sequentially over the third quarter of 2020.Recurring revenue, defined as the combination of Service, Skincare and Consumable Product categories, was $19.8 million during the fourth quarter, growing 80% over the prior-year period and 32% sequentially over the third quarter of 2020.Skincare revenue was $10.6 million during the quarter, compared to $2.3 million in the prior-year period, growth of 363%.Consumable Product revenue was $3.0 million, growing 19% over the prior-year period and 31% sequentially from the third quarter of 2020, reflecting the continued recovery of energy-based treatment volumes.Service revenue of $6.2 million was flat versus the prior-year period, despite decreased access to practices from COVID-related restrictions. (60) CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS $ 17,010 (738 $ – (469 $ (1,208) 1,665 1,139 (in thousands, except per share data) $ 566 $ % 20,524 ) (199 Operating leases liabilities 1,414 49,943 7.2 % 1,110 Legal -Former CFO Settlement/Lutronic 7 % – 13.4 36 Total net revenue $ ) % -4% (910 58% Sales and marketing 59.3 (35 Research and development By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 3,977 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS TO NON-GAAP CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 633 172 $ 14,261 Net revenue 1,548 1,669 – December 31, – 53.3 522 147,683 16,691 705 (22,828) 14,512 $ 10.6 $ ) (654 8.3 General and administrative 181,712 % 7 ) 29.2 28,066 28,790 ) ) ) ) 275 136 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005757/en/ CONTACT: Cutera, Inc. Anne Werdan Director, Investor Relations 415-657-5500 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL HEALTH HEALTH OTHER HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES SOURCE: Cutera, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/17/2021 04:01 PM/DISC: 02/17/2021 04:01 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005757/en (522 ) % Change ) % Operating expenses: WhatsApp Basic (1,929) – Research and development 7,157 14,322 2,299 Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards (unaudited) (23,407 9,648 3,670 56% ) (275 December 31, Total Net Revenue 3,987 % – 9,832 ) 139 55 +194% 34.5 (2,303) $ (0.88) (in thousands, except per share data) 9,832 ) 2,828 $ 16.6 39.2 43,760 Total Systems $ 41 49,943 Diluted (0.15 Deferred revenue 174 Proceeds from long-term debt 57 22,570 28,798 – (149 % 28,883 4,510 – % – CUTERA, INC. – (591 Provision (benefit) for income taxes 2,828 3,437 $ Net increase in cash and cash equivalents Goodwill -4% 21,877 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 1,665 183 $ 75,772 (205 22,645 614 (5,907) – General and administrative (1.43) $ – 201 24,033 7,702 1,339 (306 – Marketable investments ) (614 – (in thousands) ) % (3,396 +0% (2,481) TAGS  (2,359 – – – (16,956) ) 26,623 56 14 (101 34.5 (3,384 (1,009) (88) $ (109 (614 (20 $ Income (loss) from operations 9,832 (566 40,772 (1,665 Research and development Change in deferred tax asset 51,795 21,060 527 – 1,394 % 181,712 9,832 40% Impairment of capitalized cloud computing costs 4,259 ) Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity Cost of revenue – – (738 ) – (743 ) (199 ) ) – Income (Loss) before income taxes – $ 1,339 4,463 $ 8,512 $ % 1,572 ) 566 $ – – 6,684 (0.15 1,925 469 40 614 (566 GAAPDepreciationandAmortizationStock-BasedCompensationLegal – Former CFOSettlement/LutronicTaxes andOther AdjustmentsNon-GAAPGAAPDepreciationandAmortizationStock-BasedCompensationCRM and ERPImplementation/write-offTaxes andOther AdjustmentsNon-GAAP – Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion – $ ) (93) 0.12 479 Three Months Ended 10,109 (in thousands) 2020 (831) Twitter Net income (loss) 9,832 Accrued liabilities – Revenue By Geography: – (unaudited) (unaudited) $ 1,139 52,766 (unaudited) 14,322 % (467) 52,766 (1,430 Total liabilities ) $ Income (Loss) from operations Pinterest ) 147,683 Income tax expense (benefit) $ Gross margin % 1,414 Acquisition of property, equipment and software 52.7 – 83 $ 2020 – ) 17,076 1,443 26.4 Cash flows from operating activities: 823 (0.88 14,904 1,572 (0.15) ) -33% 7 ) 26,316 (0.35 ) General and administrative $ Local NewsBusiness Skincare ) December 31, Current assets: 2,828 (339) (5,845 Cutera, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results 28,508 75,469 (974 (unaudited) – Operating expenses as a % of net revenueGAAP (1,670 Loss on sale of marketable investments, net 21.3 (233) 28,066 31.1 823 (1,746 49 31,298 2020 Vs Accounts receivable, net 10,109 ) Basic Cost of revenue 3,888 – ) (2,067) – Sales and marketing Net income (loss) 54% (469 Total Products (1.43 71,911 Three Months EndedTwelve Months Ended ) 6,691 (26,060) 2,188 14,261 2,052 ) % 470 RECONCILIATION OF LOSS TO ADJUSTED EBITDA 3,390 -4% 4,029 – $ 7,605 58,325 Total cost of revenue (1,949 Common stock 11,719 Accumulated deficit 147,683 (2,217) – (579 – Net cash provided by financing activities Service CUTERA, INC. 110,227 (23,877) 13.2 $ 1,925 ) Twelve Months Ended – ) -8% ) 5,112 132,733 – ) (738 (3,390 78,071 ) TO NON-GAAP CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS Inventories – (93) ) $ – 71,109 Additional paid-in capital 4,710 ) % December 31, – Pre-tax Stock-Based Compensation Expense: Pinterest 579 (3,355)last_img read more


Victory Theater by Pat Sides


first_imgThe Victory Theater was not the first in Evansville, but it is approaching the centennial of its opening, which occurred on July 16, 1921, shortly after this photo was shot. A survivor of the urban renewal movement that ravaged downtown a few decades ago, the theater is now a landmark at Sixth and Main streets, along with the old Sonntag Hotel (now Signature School) in which the Victory occupied a corner. The city was proud of the theater when it opened, with its 2,500-seat auditorium and lavishly decorated interior, and in 1928 it offered Evansville’s first “talking movie.” Renamed Loew’s Victory in the 1920s, the theater continued to show movies until 1979. Now refurbished, the venue functions as a multi-purpose events center.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img