African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileABC Holdings Limited is the parent company of a number of sub-Saharan Africa banks operating under the BancABC brand that offer a diverse range of financial services including personal, business and corporate banking as well as asset management, stockbroking and treasury services.  The Group, which has its head office in Botswana, was formed as a result of a series of mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions operating in Southern Africa. This has given the Group a strong geographical footprint as well as a sound understanding of the diverse financial markets within the region. As a result, BancABC has operations in Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe and a group services office in South Africa. African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited is listed on the Botswana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I’d buy Vodafone shares today, but first I’d snap up this dirt-cheap FTSE 100 income growth stock

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Vodafone Group (LSE: VOD) shares are up almost 4% this morning after it maintained its all-important dividend and reported only a small dip in first-half profits. The telecoms giant has been a FTSE 100 income hero for years and currently yields 6.9%. I’d buy it today.While Vodafone’s shares look tempting, there’s another FTSE 100 income stock I like even more, because it offers growth potential on top of income. But more of that later.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…Vodafone’s shares jumped after it posted a 2.3% drop in first-half revenue to €21.4bn. Thanks to cost cutting, EBITDA profits fell just 1.9% to €7bn. This is a strong performance, given the year we’ve had. Vodafone shares look temptingThe lockdown has hit companies in all sorts of strange ways. Today, Vodafone reported a slump in roaming revenues, as international travel collapsed, while handset sales also fell. Group CEO Nick Read could still hail “resilient” first-half performance and flag up the group’s “good commercial momentum.” This was driven by increased customer loyalty, a rising fixed broadband base, and significant cost savings. As well as the dividend, full-year guidance has also been maintained. Next step is to arrange the IPO of Vantage Towers, lined up for early 2021. I’d buy Vodafone today but I wouldn’t expect too much share price growth, as it’s idled for years. For me, this is purely a long-term dividend stock, but a jolly good one.Vodafone will pay out an estimated £2.23bn this year. This makes it the seventh biggest payer on the FTSE 100, making up 4% of total shareholder payouts. My worry is that it’s only covered 0.7 times by earnings, although City analysts point to some good news on this front.They predict earnings will rise 18% next year and 43% in 2022, lifting the earnings per share to 8.44p. This is higher than the projected 8.34p dividend per share. This gives me the confidence to buy Vodafone at today’s share price, despite its relatively high valuation of 22.2 times earnings.I’d buy Rio Tinto’s shares firstAnd the other FTSE 100 dividend stock I’m even more tempted to buy? Mining giant Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO). The business is on course to pay out an incredible £3.8bn in dividends this year, the fifth most generous income payer on the index, making 6.8% of total payouts.Right now, the Rio Tinto share price gives you a 6.9% yield. This is more generously covered than Vodafone’s, at 1.5 times earnings. Unlike Vodafone, its shares have rebounded strongly since the March crash, and are up more than 50% since then. It helps that Rio Tinto’s largest client, China, is rebounding strongly from the pandemic.Investors are feeling more optimistic about shares generally after last week’s Pfizer vaccine news, and the mining giant’s sector is a great way to play a global economic recovery. We may have to wait until 2021 for that, but I’m tempted to take a position in Rio Tinto today. I reckon it offers me an attractive entry point, trading at just 9.1 times earnings.If I could buy just one of these two stocks today, it would be Rio Tinto. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Harvey Jones | Monday, 16th November, 2020 | More on: RIO VOD 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. Harvey Jones 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Harvey Jones Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images I’d buy Vodafone shares today, but first I’d snap up this dirt-cheap FTSE 100 income growth stocklast_img read more

2 FTSE 100 investments for a Stocks and Shares ISA

first_img Rupert Hargreaves 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 7th May, 2021 | More on: AAL INF 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. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images center_img 2 FTSE 100 investments for a Stocks and Shares ISA The FTSE 100 has recently reached a post-pandemic high. However, despite this performance, I think it can head even higher. This is because many businesses in the lead index continue to look cheap compared to their potential. With that in mind, here are two index champions I’d buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA today to capitalise on this trend. 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…FTSE 100 investmentsThe first company I’d buy for my FTSE 100 ISA portfolio is Anglo American (LSE: AAL). I believe this mining conglomerate is perfectly positioned to ride the global economic recovery over the next few years. According to the company’s latest trading update, production from its copper and iron ore mines increased 9% and 1% respectively for the third quarter of its financial year. This is notable because the prices of both of these commodities have recently reached multi-year highs. Higher production and higher prices suggest Anglo could be on track to report a bumper trading performance this year. Of course, the most considerable risk of investing in any commodity business is that prices can fall as fast as they rise. So, while the company might be profiting from rising prices today, that might not last. As such, there’s no guarantee Anglo will report bumper profits this year. Still, I think this FTSE 100 blue-chip could be one of the best ways to invest in the global economic recovery, due to its exposure to crucial resources. Stocks and Shares ISA buy The second FTSE 100 stock I’d buy for my ISA right now is Informa (LSE: INF). This company’s been hit hard by the pandemic. The business, which runs events including the China Beauty Expo and the Monaco Yacht Show, had to pull out all the stops last year when most large events were cancelled. The largest exhibition group in the world has tried to shift events online, but this hasn’t stopped the bleeding. The FTSE 100 company swung to a £1.1bn pre-tax loss in 2020, compared to a profit of £318m the previous year.Most might shy away from investing in such a business at this time, but I’m optimistic. Management thinks the company will report sales of £1.7bn this year. Based on that projection, City analysts believe the group will earn a net income of £309m. This is the baseline projection, and if the world’s post-coronavirus recovery accelerates, Informa could surpass this figure. I think it will. That’s why I’d buy the FTSE 100 stock today for my Stocks and Shares ISA. Of course, there’s also a chance the company will have to revisit these figures if the pandemic drags on. In that case, I think earnings and sales would therefore disappoint, and the stock could fall in value. As such, Informa may not be suitable for all investors but, with a favourable tailwind, I think it could be a great FTSE 100 recovery play.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 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. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it!last_img read more

England lack early intensity but pile points on Italy in second half

first_imgSunday Feb 15, 2015 England lack early intensity but pile points on Italy in second half Italy gave England an early scare after a Sergio Parisse try early on at Twickenham, but in the second half the hosts took control to come away with a 47-17 win. Coach Stuart Lancaster felt that the previous week’s match might have affected them. Engand beat Wales 21-16 in what was a hard-fought Test a week ago, so when asked if he thought this may have contributed to the slow start against Italy, Lancaster said it was possible.“It looked that way, without a doubt. It was a soft try we conceded first up, and it took until half-time [to improve]. I gave them a bit of a rev up and said: ‘Listen boys, we need to up the intensity’, and I thought we did that a little bit in the second half,” he said.They lost Mike Brown after a nasty collision in the 13th minute, but the head coach didn’t use that as an excuse for what was a fairly laboured first half.“I don’t think we can use that as a reason. I just think we were a little bit off, off the back of last week. We need to be better than that. Overall, if you had said to me at the start of the day that I would get 47 points, I would have taken it, if I’m being honest.“But I’m slightly disappointed we couldn’t do a bit better,” Lancaster added.Jonathan Joseph was on the scoresheet again, this time with a stunning run that split the Italian defence, and then an easy run in later in the match. England scored six tries on the day, but Joseph now has three from the two matches in this year’s Championship so far.“It is going great. It was great to get the win today,” the 23-year-old Bath man said. “We didn’t start too well, going down, but the boys showed great spirit to come back and get the win. I think defensively we weren’t disciplined enough at first. We weren’t smart, we weren’t streetwise and we allowed them to get on top of us.“But we sorted that out, got our systems into place it worked much better in the second half.”The win was convincing by the time the final whistle blew, but England will need to up the intensity if they are to stand a chance against a powerful Ireland side when they meet in Dublin in a fortnight.Was it a case of England being poor in the first half, or Italy upping their game? Which player impressed you most? Do you think Joseph is here to stay? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Register | Login View more Six Nations highlights and clips in our Video Hub ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Six Nations 2015 Related Articles 325 WEEKS AGO Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting… 325 WEEKS AGO England and France’s Twickenham thriller… 325 WEEKS AGO Ireland thump Scotland to set up second Championship… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Purdue Scientists Working To Make Drought-Resistant Crops

first_imgThe Purdue Center for Global Food Security focuses on education, research and development, and advocacy efforts to find solutions to world hunger. The center recently received a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study ways to control the Striga weed, which infests sorghum and other crops in Africa. Center director Gebisa Ejeta, a distinguished professor of agronomy and 2009 World Food Prize laureate, is leading the research effort aimed at improving Striga-resistant sorghum that can tolerate drought conditions, said Gary Burniske, the center’s managing director. Ejeta and others are testing plants this year in field plots. “We’re looking for an increase in yield under droughty conditions in different types of soils with different nutrient availabilities,” Burniske said. “It also has to be resistant to Striga, which is a terrible problem in Africa.” Purdue Scientists Working To Make Drought-Resistant Crops Purdue University scientists are working in several areas in the hope that future dry spells don’t have the same effects on crops as this year’s drought.  Mitch Tuinstra, a professor and Wickersham Chair in agronomy, is studying tropical varieties of corn to understand which genes allow the plants to survive in hot, dry weather. The objective is to find ways to integrate those genes into corn that is bred to produce high yields in the Midwest. “There are all these other genes out there in these tropical gene pools. We are looking for those genes that enhance the adaptability of temperate maize,” Tuinstra said. He said there are genes in corn that affect transpiration, a process in which pores called stomata open and close on a leaf surface and allow water to escape, like sweat on a person. His research is aimed at finding variations in those genes that affect the ability of a plant to use water as efficiently as possible. Facebook Twitter Mike Mickelbart, an associate professor of horticulture, studies something similar to drought tolerance – water-use efficiency. The goal is to get the highest yields in corn using the least amount of water. “Our ultimate goal would be to provide plant breeders with genetic markers for water-use efficiency so they can incorporate this trait into their breeding programs,” Mickelbart said. Facebook Twitter Previous articleRussian Trade Bill Gets Approval of Senate Finance CommitteeNext articleDrought a Stark Reminder of Need for Farm Bill Gary Truitt SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Scientists Working To Make Drought-Resistant Crops Source: Purdue SHARE Tony Vyn, a professor of agronomy, is evaluating drought-tolerant corn hybrids developed in the private sector. He is comparing their performance against conventional hybrids in different stress situations, including high plant density and situations in which nutrients are limited. A major part of Vyn’s research involves determining whether optimum management practices for so-called drought-tolerant hybrids are different than for conventional hybrids currently in fields. “It really has to be the integration of genetics and best management practices so that we can get the most corn per gallon of water and per ounce of nutrient,” he said. More information about the drought is available at Purdue Extension’s website at https://www.purdue.edu/drought. By Gary Truitt – Jul 19, 2012 last_img read more

Journalist murdered at the Paraguayan border

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News RSF_en Receive email alerts “The arrest of three suspects is very encouraging,” the international press freedom organisation said.”The border zone between Brazil and Paraguay is unfortunately known for its trafficking and contraband, which is dangerous for a journalist to expose,” it added.At the start of April, Roman was questioned by police, who suspected him of visiting an illegal gaming house. The journalist deputised for a municipal councillor in Sapucaia, a member of the Partido Democrático Trabalhista (PDT). to go further Reporters Without Borders expressed its deep dismay after radio presenter Samuel Roman was murdered in Coronel Sapucaia, a Brazilian town on the border with Paraguay.Roman, 37, was shot dead by two men on 20 April in front of his home on an avenue between twin towns Coronel Sapucaia (Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil) and Capitán Bado (Paraguay). Brazilian police who are heading the investigation said they believe four men, riding motor bikes, were involved in the killing.Two men fired several shots at him as two accomplices waited on the Paraguayan side of the road. The four then fled to Paraguay. Roman apparently tried to flee but was hit in the back by 11 bullets. He was dead on arrival at the local medical centre.Police Commissioner Antenor Batista da Silva Júnior was quoted by the website douradosagora.com as saying he expected the murder case to be quickly cleared up. On 22 April Paraguayan police arrested three suspects, who were immediately handed over to Brazilian police.According to campogrande.com they were reportedly Brazilians Ricardo Antônio Machado, Fabiano Lucena dos Santos and Luciano Gregório de Lucena. Paraguayan police were already hunting the three for a murder in Capitán Bado on 5 April. One of them reportedly has links with Luiz Fernando da Costa, aka “Seaside Fernandinho”, a Rio de Janeiro drug trafficker, who controls cannabis growing in the region. Roman, a Brazilian national, worked for 20 years in local radio in Amambay province in Paraguay. He was very well known in Capitán Bado. According to the Brazilian website campogrande.com, he owned a station there, Conquista. He presented a phone-in programme called “Voice of the People” on which he invited listeners to comment on political life in Coronel Sapucaia. According to the local press he used it to expose drug trafficking and rampant criminality in the region.”Since there is a strong likelihood the murder was linked to the journalist’s revelations, we urge you to do your utmost to discover the motives and to identify whoever ordered the killing,” said Reporters Without Borders, in a letter to José Orcirio Miranda dos Santos, governor of Mato Grosso do Sul state. Organisation Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin Americacenter_img Samuel Roman was gunned down on 20 April in Coronel Sapucaia, Brazil. Three suspects were arrested on 22 April. The journalist, who worked for a radio station in the neighbouring town of Capitán Bado, Paraguay, was known for his exposures of Brazil’s political class and of organised crime.Ler a versão portuguesa Follow the news on Brazil April 23, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist murdered at the Paraguayan border May 13, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas Reports News News BrazilAmericas April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

RSF decries Pakistan’s closure of Radio Mashaal bureau

first_img News PakistanAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsPredators Last autumn, journalists in the southwestern province of Baluchistan were given an ultimatum by armed separatist groups operating in the province after the authorities banned the media from covering the actions of these groups or the statements they issue. Organisation Help by sharing this information Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire The interior ministry announced the Islamabad bureau’s closure on 19 January on the grounds that the radio station’s programmes were “against the interests of Pakistan” and “in line with a hostile intelligence agency’s agenda.” RSF has obtained a copy of the interior ministry directive (attached), which quotes the findings on an ISI report accusing Radio Mashaal of portraying Pakistan as a “hub of terrorism” and as a “failed state in terms of providing security to its people.” It also accuses it of portraying the Pashtun population as “disenchanted with the state.” “It is not the job of the intelligence services to dictate the editorial line of a radio station that provides Pashto speakers with an alternative viewpoint,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Investigating security and terrorism issues and interviewing people in the field is not acting against Pakistan’s interests. This is what’s called journalism and it’s what enables a society to prosper. The authorities must immediately rescind this decision, which constitutes a grave violation of media freedom.” Broadcasting on the short wave from Prague, Radio Mashaal is an offshoot of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), which is funded by the US congress. It was created in 2010 “to provide an alternative to extremist propaganda in the tribal regions along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan,” RFE/RL says. Radio Mashaal was created to provide Pashto speakers with “an alternative to extremist propaganda in the tribal regions along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan” (photo: Noorullah Shirzada / AFP). Safety of its journalists News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Pakistan’s federal government to rescind its arbitrary and iniquitous decision, on the recommendation of the all-powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), to shut down the Islamabad bureau of Radio Mashaal, a Pashto-language radio station funded by the US congress. June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistan is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts Rightly included on RSF’s list of press freedom predators, the ISI often threatens and intimidates media outlets that fail to toe its line. Investigative coverage of security issues is a red line that exposes those who cross it to arrest, harassment or murder. RSF_en Follow the news on Pakistan “Radio Mashaal serves no intelligence agency or government,” RFE/RL President Thomas Kent said in response to the interior ministry’s accusations. “Our reporters are Pakistani citizens who are dedicated to their country and live and raise families in the villages in which they report.” News April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Related documents The notice of the ministry of Interior justifying the closure of Radio Mashaal operations in PakistanPDF – 36.42 KB News January 23, 2018 RSF decries Pakistan’s closure of Radio Mashaal bureau PakistanAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsPredators RSF shares the safety concerns of the radio station’s journalists, and calls on the authorities to do whatever is necessary to guarantee their security. to go further January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_imgHere are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img top box 6 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 1:18 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Make a comment Business News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

DAILY OIL PRICE: December 18

first_img DAILY OIL PRICE: December 18 Twitter TAGS  Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – December 18, 2020 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterest Local NewsIn the Pipeline WhatsApp WhatsApp Plains All American logo.jpg Crude Oil: 49.10   (+0.74).Nymex MTD AVG:  46.7855.Natural Gas: 2.700   (+0.064).Gasoline: 1.3956   (+0.0075).Spreads: January/February   (-0.14)   February/March   (-0.10).Plains WTI Posting: 45.50   (+0.75). Previous articleOAT121920_StructureFire_05_border_02.jpgNext articleBasin rig count, oil prices up Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Leading Personalized Patient Health Network PatientsLikeMe Raises $26 Million to Support Next Phase of…

first_img Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Leading Personalized Patient Health Network PatientsLikeMe Raises $26 Million to Support Next Phase of Growth WhatsApp Previous articleClair Launches Mastercard Debit Card to Provide Free Wage Advances to Hourly WorkersNext articlePersado Announces the Expansion of Its Go-to-Market Efforts to the U.S. Federal Government Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– PatientsLikeMe, the world’s largest integrated community, health management, and real-world data platform, today announced it has raised $26 million in financing led by Alta Partners, Hambrecht Ducera Growth Ventures, Optum Ventures and PBM Capital, with participation from Jeff Leerink and Symphony Ventures, an investment partnership established by Rory McIlroy and his team. The funds will be used to expand on PatientsLikeMe’s support and empowerment of people managing significant health conditions. Through PatientsLikeMe, a growing community of more than 830,000 people with over 2,900 conditions share personal stories and information about their health, symptoms, and treatments, with a goal to improve the lives of all patients through knowledge derived from shared real-world experiences and outcomes. “Understanding and sharing experiences has never been more important than right now – in the middle of a global pandemic, in which people are isolated, stressed, and fearful of risks to their health and quality of life,” said Jeff Leerink, CEO of SVB Leerink. “Communities can connect, learn, and heal on PatientsLikeMe. Through connection, patients can take ownership of their health, together.” On PatientsLikeMe, members of a patient community can put their disease experiences in context and find answers to their questions. They can easily connect directly with patients who have the same conditions, are experiencing the same symptoms, or have used similar treatments. Pete Hudson, M.D., Managing Director of Alta Partners, said, “PatientsLikeMe empowers patients by arming them with data about themselves, and connecting them to patients with similar conditions, life experiences, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes. This capability effectively digitizes ‘word of mouth’, a powerful force for healthcare consumers.” PatientsLikeMe will enter a new phase of growth as an independent, venture-backed organization. The company has a tremendous capacity to support care delivery, scientific research, and consumer engagement through partnerships with every participant in the health industry: care delivery organizations, health plans, employers, pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, life sciences organizations, and government sponsors. Paul Manning, Chairman and CEO of PBM Capital, sees exceptional potential for PatientsLikeMe to advance life sciences research and development through the power of patient communities and knowledge sharing. “Investors are leaning in to ensure the company is fully supported to serve consumers, as well as healthcare partners with a diversity of interests, from research to care management, patient engagement, clinical trials, and community support,” said Mr. Manning. “The company has the capacity to deliver the largest network of patient data in the world to enable breakthrough research.” Bill Hambrecht, Founder and Chairman WR Hambrecht + Co., sees PatientsLikeMe as a powerful catalyst for uptake of consumer-facing technology innovation. “PatientsLikeMe will serve as a platform to link patients to the incredible, fast-paced consumer digital health marketplace. The pandemic has given society a glimpse of the real future of what a digital, virtual health system could look like at scale. PatientsLikeMe is well positioned to accelerate the trends we are seeing in consumer digital health.” About PatientsLikeMe PatientsLikeMe is the world’s largest integrated community, health management, and real-world data platform. On PatientsLikeMe, members can put their disease experiences in context and find answers to their questions. They can easily connect directly with members who have the same conditions, are experiencing the same symptoms, or have used similar treatments. Data generated by members themselves are systemically collected and quantified while also providing an environment for peer support and learning. The site enables members to monitor symptoms of their condition(s), share their disease experiences and treatment outcomes, and learn how to improve their care through peer-to-peer interactions. These data capture the complex temporality and competing influences of different lifestyle choices, socio-demographics, conditions, and treatments on a person’s health. Everything members share empowers the community with personal agency, establishing PatientsLikeMe as a clinically robust resource with demonstrated impact, including more than 100 studies in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. To learn more about PatientsLikeMe, visit patientslikeme.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005441/en/ Nicole Das, 518 265-8734,[email protected] KEYWORD: MASSACHUSETTS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESEARCH MOBILE/WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY FINANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT SCIENCE SOURCE: PatientsLikeMe Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005441/en TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more