UWI FC held Tivoli Gardens to a 0-0 draw in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football match at the Edward Seaga Complex yesterday. The result lifted the university team to 39 points, while Tivoli inched up to 33. The home team was more dangerous throughout the contest, but resolute defending from the visitors kept their chances at a minimum. Their best opportunity fell midway the half when Andre McFarlane’s corner landed between a host of Tivoli players in the area, but no one could capitalise on the loose ball. UWI’s head coach Marcel Gayle thought his team showed character to get a hard earned point. “We are more mature in the league now. We will not always get a good game for 90 minutes, so today, we had to grind out a point. We went down a man early in the second-half and we showed courage and determination,” he said. “But we are coming off a loss on the road and we are still on the road and it’s wonderful to come to Tivoli and get a point. Going forward, these are the games we want to play, where we grind out victories and grind out a point, so this is a feather in UWI’s hat,” he added. Tivoli’s assistant coach Damion Gordon thought there was a lack of cutting edge from his team. “We should have won the game, but it’s football and we didn’t play with much urgency and we lacked the killer instinct. Tivoli, over years, had that killer instinct and we need to get it back,” said the former Tivoli captain. In another early game, Portmore (54) missed a great opportunity to go back atop the league after they were held to a 2-2 draw by relegation-threatened Reno (32) at Frome Complex. Reno took the lead twice through Renario Downswell (33rd, 84th). Portmore secured a point with strikes from Tremaine Stewart (70th) and Ricardo Morris (90th). Montego Bay United lead with 55 points. Yesterday’s Results Tivoli Gardens 0 UWI FC 0 Reno FC 2 Portmore United 2 Humble Lion 1. Harbour View 1. Waterhouse 2. Rivoli 1 Today’s game 8:40 p.m. Arnett Gardens vs Boys’ Town at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex
TODAY The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 125. A public memorial service for attorney and former Thousand Oaks Mayor Edward Masry will be held at 6 p.m. at the Fred Kavli Theater in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. FRIDAY The Los Angeles County Natural History Museum will hold a discussion of conservation efforts around the world, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Mammal Halls, 900 Exposition Blvd. Music and other performances will follow until 1 a.m. Admission: $15 for nonmembers, $12 for members and students. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
There promises to be many tall stories (and late tackles!) when Lagan Harps F.C. host their 40th Aniversary Dinner Dance in the Mt Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.The club have undertaken this event to co-incide with the Donegal League 40th Aniversary season. After numerous discussions with older stalwards of the club and the community it was agreed to have this night in the Mount Errigal to bring all the community and the as many Lagan players past and present altogether under the one roof for one night.At the recent launch it was also great to see a whole host of former players present players and representatives from the ladies team and the underage there.And again the club are appealing for the local community to come out as nearly every house in the Lagan area have at one time had a player or players who represented the club.The idea on the night is to remember the past the people who worked hard to launch the club, the middle the people who sustained the club and the exciting future the club has with the addition of the very successful Ladies team and the whole host of underage the club have introduced in the past years. Having been talking to people like Aidan O Donnell snr, Dessie Gibson, Jack Crawford and John O Donnell you soon get to realise the number of players the club have put through the books over the past forty years.The club are appealing to the whole wider Lagan/Manor community for the support on the night. Lagan without the help of the locl community on a dialy basis and without the help of our sponsors down the years would never have survived.Over the past few weeks the number of old photos that have surfaced and old paper clipings has really got the community going.Even some of the club’s most senior members say it is surprising to see names appearing of people who played with the club at a very early time and never realised that they ever played football.The success of the club has risen dramatically in the recent years past with lots of success at underage and especially with the ladies team winning an all Ireland title. The senior men have also tasted recent success under Jason Gibsons management.Brid Mc Ginty has to take huge credit in the introduction of the ladies team and the work Brid has contributed is imense. Ernie Pollock, John Crawford, Seamus Crossan and all the other successful coaches and managent who put in the work free of charge to maintain the Lagan underage structure. The night itself will kickoff with a dinner reception at 8pm in the Mount Erragail and the music on the night will be provided by David Craig & The Regulators.Tickets are €25 and are available from any club member or by calling the following mobile numbers:0863696198 – Damien0872268916 – Ernie To conclude the club will greatly like to see as many past and present members players and anyone that wishes to attend what will be a lively and entertaining night.The club says it cant promise all the stories on the night will be true but the one thing we will promise is a god old fashioned Lagan night out!LET’S RAISE A GLASS TO LAGAN HARPS – 40 NOT OUT! was last modified: October 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:40th anniversaryLagan Harps FC
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There are a number of reasons farmland will change hands over the next few years.After seeing a windfall in agriculture prices in recent years, many young farmers who tried their hand in the unforgiving industry may have to move on to other ventures as the ag economy calms. For that same reason, many older farmers may also be thinking it is high time to call it a career as well.On the other hand, one invaluable reason that some farms will remain operational over the next few challenging years will be the wisdom of that older generation, who wouldn’t wish what they had to endure in the mid 1980’s on their worst enemy.For Niese Farms in Richland and Crawford Counties having the experience of three generations is paying dividends as the farm navigates these challenging times. The elder farmer Jerry, his son Rick and his grandson Casey each bring important perspectives to the table for the farm.“When I first became a part of the farm it was the heart of the bad times,” Rick Niese said. “We really had to tighten our belt and work closely with our landlords to let them know that they will get their payment, but it may not happen until the crops came in. We never had to stick anybody that we did business with and fortunately they all stuck with us through some very rough patches.”Even with uncomfortably close margins during the crisis years, the Nieses still kept with the farm plan of putting fertilizer down. They knew that the only way to keep the books above water was to do what was right with the land.Those ideals not only saw Niese Farms through the lowest points of modern agriculture, but positioned them to expand once the storm blew over.“By 1988, we added 1,000 rented acres in one chunk of ground,” Rick Niese said. “Then just 12 years ago we made another significant jump by picking up another 1,200 acres. My Dad’s motto has always been ‘sittin’ still is going backwards’, so we are always looking for ways to progress our farm to the next level.”That forward-thinking mindset has also been put into place from a technological standpoint.“Our equipment is state-of-the-art and that has given us a big advantage with our rented ground,” Rick Niese said. “Things are so competitive in this area that I’ve been involved in rent wars with 25 other farmers for the same piece of ground. Because of the way we operate, I can tell my prospective land owners two things: that we will treat their ground as if it’s our own and that we won’t be the highest price they were offered.”Even with the downturn in the ag economy, Niese Farms have been able to pay steady rent prices and have been able to keep highly sought-after ground because of the value they add by mowing ditches, trimming tree lines and tiling wherever needed — all things landowners always appreciate.While Rick’s farming story started at a dismal point on the farm, his son Casey headed back to the farm a few years ago when things were about as good as they could get. Casey was reminded on a daily basis that $7 corn and $15 beans would not be the standard.“When they made purchases like building our new shop, they kept explaining to me that we’re doing this now while we have the capability,” Casey Niese said. “They said, ‘Don’t get used to this because they have been through this before and they knew what was going to happen.’”Casey admits that he would have come back to the farm no matter what the economic situation looked like, but the advice about the good times not lasting forever was hard to swallow.“No matter how many times they told you that the high prices wouldn’t last, I kind of looked past it and thought there was no way it was going to end,” Casey Niese said. “They were right, but there isn’t anything short of a major catastrophe that would keep me from being right here on this farm.”With many acres in the area coming up for sale, the farm plan is to continue growing. Jerry, Rick and Casey have all learned from the past and are positioned nicely as land values decline, just as they were positioned 30 years ago.“We are in an even better position than in 1985 because we have paid for a lot of our land this time around,” said Rick Niese. “We are always in the market for more land, but we have to be smart about our growth and we choose to stay away from $10,000 an acre ground. You have to draw a line somewhere. Our attitude is that if we buy $7,000 an acre ground and we have $500 an acre ground that we acquired a few decades ago, when you blend that out it’s not too bad.”There will be a time, as always, that the older generation on Niese Farms hangs up the boots and the younger generation hopes they have what it takes to fill them.“The future is unknown, but I just hope we can keep growing,” Casey Niese said. “My goal is to keep the farm moving forward, maintain this business that Grandpa worked hard to build and keep a good name for my whole family.”Niese Farms also took advantage of much lower interest rates recently and refinanced at 3% to 4% interest for the life of the loan, which will keep the bottom line a bit healthier through this lean period. Locking in lower rates may be the answer to saving not just money, but farms in the coming years.“Rates are absolutely worth fixing and that is probably more important today than it has been in years,” said Steve Allard, Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Farm Credit Mid-America. “We do expect rates to start increasing in 2016, so refinancing would be one place for farmers to look at taking one risk off of the table.”What would a farm have to look like, on paper, in order to qualify for lower interest rates? Allard said that any lender will look at the financial health of the operation and evaluate the balance sheet to see how much the farmer has in equity versus debt, along with liquidity and working capital.For the farms that are looking to expand in the midst of an economic downturn, collateral will be needed to get loans. Recently, that backing has been made with cash-on-hand but that may not be the case for long.“As farmers have had to work through some challenging years, there are some operations that will burn through some of their working capital,” Allard said. “At that point we will see more of a movement towards land being used as that additional collateral.”Current lending caps, or maximum debt for land, range from $5,100 to $6,200 an acre, depending on where the ground is located and the quality of that ground. Additional funds necessary to make a land purchase would either come from a cash down payment or more collateral to spread the debt over more acres.For some farms, the loans needed may not be to expand the operation, but to merely keep it going. If the balance sheet is a bit lopsided a loan can become more difficult to get, but still possible.“The trick with those situations is to understand why an operation is struggling and understanding how that might impact the future,” Allard said. “The question becomes, does it look like those operations can return to profitable status quickly or are there some changes that need to take place?”“We want to understand what the farmer’s plans are as far as 2016 and beyond and then look at that with today’s prices as opposed as to what we might have gotten in 2012 and 2013. We have tools that will let us get to those break even prices on corn, soybeans and wheat to see what the future holds. Then the conversation can turn to how can a farm that is in the red make the changes needed to get them back in the black.”The ag banking industry is encouraging farmers to use working capital wisely. The recommended formula for today’s circumstances is dividing working capital by what the farm is grossing on an accrual basis. Over 35% is considered good in the eyes of ag banks. Anything around 15% to 20% is considered low and may require some restructuring.
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Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The downturn certainly hasn’t made getting a term sheet an easy endeavor. Many early-stage companies have chosen to forgo traditional investment in favor of participating in incubator programs . This trend is exactly why the TechStars mentorship program is expanding to yet another city. The program just announced plans to launch a Seattle program in the fall of 2010. Related Posts Tags:#start#startups Under the direction of entrepreneur and partner in Seattle’s Founders Co-op Andy Sack, 10 lucky startups will receive seed funding and sage advice from a team of established mentors. Based in Boulder, Boston and soon Seattle, TechStars teams receive $6000 dollars per founder for a maximum of 3 founders. From here, the program claims a 6% equity stake in your company and trains you to run a sustainable startup. Some well known program graduates include location-based network Brightkite, Twitter app store oneforty and surveillance service ReTel Technologies. Seattle program participants will benefit from the successes of past graduates as well as hear from entrepreneurs and investors including Managing Director of Voyager Capital Erik Benson, CEO of Redfin Glenn Kelman and CEO of The Cheezburger Network Ben Huh. The program currently welcomes 10 teams per cycle with cycles in March in Boston, May in Boulder and now Fall of 2010 in Seattle. The Seattle program will begin taking applications in May 2010. For more info on application deadlines for each program visit the TechStars site. For more on the program, check out Jolie O’Dell’s interview with founder David Cohen. Video Interview with TechStars Co-Founder & Exec. Director David Cohen from ReadWriteWeb on Vimeo. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Peter Yost, the technical director at Green Building Advisor and an educator and researcher in building science, will open his own consulting company in January.Yost is currently vice president of technical services and a principal at BuildingGreen, a specialty publisher founded by Alex Wilson in 1985. He’ll leave that company, which he joined in 2007, to open Building-Wright on January 1.“I love my job,” Yost said in announcing the move. “I get up each morning to an ever-changing blend of consulting, writing, teaching, and research. Moving from BuildingGreen to my own business, Building-Wright, is really about what time I get up in the morning, rather than what I will be doing.”Yost’s primary interest is in light-frame construction, although he’s happy to provide input on both residential and commercial buildings, old and new. His services will include design and material review for high-performance buildings, assessing old buildings for performance upgrades, technical writing on building performance, teaching, and research and product testing under real world conditions.Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, Yost said apps like GoToMeeting and FaceTime would allow him to work with clients just about anywhere. In fact, he said in an email, he is currently consulting on a project in Granada, Spain. “Who knew?” he said.Yost has a long history on the research side of the building industry, including stints at the National Association of Home Builders, as director of resource and environmental analysis at the NAHB Research Center, and as senior researcher at the Building Science Corporation. He’s also been a senior editor at Environmental Building News.The 63-year-old Yost serves on the adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and is a lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He was the NAHB Educator of the Year in 2014 and holds a master of science degree in resource economics from the University of New Hampshire.He’ll continue in his role at GBA, which includes providing comments for the bi-monthly Q&A Spotlight.
March 13, 2013Arcosanti offers fresh local greens to the public!Arcosanti residents Dan Reiff, David Tollas and Nadia Begin (along with Nadia and David’s son Sasha) brought a delicious selection of kale, collard greens, chard, and basil to the Big Bug Creek Farm Store in Mayer, AZ. The greens made a splash and joined other local products for sale at this new local shop.[Dan, Sasha and David at the Mayer farmstore, photo by Nadia Begin and text by Samantha Rose]Eating fresh, healthy, and local food is an important part of Soleri’s sustainable urban design philosophy and Arcosanti currently has 3 greenhouses that produce a variety of fruits and veggies throughout the year. [Dan Reiff in one of the two camp greenhouses, photo by Chihiro Saito and text by Samantha Rose]Every weekday we have a small farmers market on site that sells our greenhouse produce to residents and the Arcosanti Cafe.[Dan Reiff, Isaac Mueske, Mandy Chen and Nadia Begin at farmers market in the Vaults, photo by Chihiro Saito and text by Samantha Rose]In addition, our Construction Department and workshop participants are currently constructing a new 44′ x 75′ terraced greenhouse. This structure is the first prototype of a larger Energy Apron that will one day wrap the entire south face of the Arcosanti Mesa.For more information on Arcosanti’s new Greenhouse/Energy Apron Prototype and to make a donation visit here.The Big Bug Creek Farm Store is located at 13282 Central Ave in Mayer, AZ. They are open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 6pm.[photo by Nadia Begin and text by Samantha Rose]
Roger Mecca, M.D. – Dr. Mecca is a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at University of California, Irvine, and has extensive expertise in critical care medicine, physiology, and perioperative care. He previously served as Vice President, Medical Affairs at Covidien Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions. Retia Medical’s lead product, the Argos Cardiac Output Monitor, is highly accurate, easy-to-use and cost-effective.It is equipped with the company’s proprietary Multi-Beat Analysis™ (MBA™) Algorithm, which guarantees superior CO monitoring performance, quality, reliability, and compatibility for enhanced hemodynamic management. Attendees at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 can see a demonstration of the Argos Monitor and meet the company’s management at booth #1139.About the Argos Cardiac Output MonitorRetia Medical designed the Argos Cardiac Output (CO) Monitor to provide members of the Critical Care team in the operating room and intensive care unit with a more accurate, intuitive and affordable hemodynamic monitor that supports confident, data-based patient care decision making.Equipped with Retia’s proprietary MBA™ algorithm, which uses advanced signal processing to improve the model of circulation and enables accurate tracking of both fluid and pressor resuscitation, the Argos Monitor seamlessly combines accuracy, ease of use, EMR connectivity and cost-effectiveness. The members of the Retia Medical Clinical Advisory Board are: The members of our Clinical Advisory Board have already made substantive contributions to the development of the Argos Monitor and we look forward to working with them as we continue to develop novel algorithms that improve the accuracy of hemodynamic monitoring technologies.”Marc Zemel, CEO and Founder, Retia Medical Timothy E. Miller, M.D., CHB, FRCA – Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of General, Vascular and Transplant Anesthesia, and Director of the Perioperative Medicine Fellowship at Duke University Hospital. Related StoriesBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairHis clinical and research interests are Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine, with particular interests in fluid management, and perioperative optimization of high-risk non-cardiac surgery.Dr. Miller is an associate editor for Anesthesiology and Analgesia and Perioperative Medicine, a board member of the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI), and a founding member and President-Elect of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery. Retia Medical was founded to address a real unmet clinical need for accurate and affordable hemodynamic data, and insights from the clinicians who use these monitors are critical components of our approach to innovation.”Marc Zemel, CEO and Founder, Retia Medical Michael O’Connor, M.D. – Dr. O’Connor is an anesthesiologist intensivist at the University of Chicago. He is the section head of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Anesthesia and the Director of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Source:www.retiamedical.com. Oct 12 2018Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Retia Medical, LLC, a medical device company focused on transforming the practice of critical care by making accurate hemodynamic data available and affordable for use at every bed, today announced that it established a Clinical Advisory Board comprising experts in the fields of anesthesiology and critical care medicine.The Clinical Advisory Board will provide insights into the design of clinical trials for the company’s lead product, the Retia Argos Cardiac Output Monitor, development of additional algorithms to improve hemodynamic monitoring and support peer-to-peer educational initiatives that increase patient access to potentially life-saving hemodynamic monitoring technologies.The company also announced that it will preview the Argos Monitor at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiology, which is taking place in San Francisco, October 13 -17. Benjamin A Kohl, M.D., FCCM – Dr. Kohl is Chief of Critical Care Services at Jefferson Northeast and Vice Chairman of Critical Care and Chief, Division of Critical Care in the Department of Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is Chair of the Acute Care Medicine Committee at Aria-Jefferson Hospital and is a member of multiple committees at Aria-Jefferson Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Kohl currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiology and as a reviewer for Critical Care Medicine and Chest. He was the 2009 – 2012 recipient of the Presidential Citation Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. His practice in the intensive care unit (ICU) has included the Burn ICU, Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, and Cardiothoracic ICU. He has a longstanding interest in the physiology of the circulation and the evaluation of unstable patients. He has a wide range of clinical research interests that have spanned both the operating room and the ICU. Before that, he was Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Executive Director of Surgical Services at Danbury Health Systems. Dr. Mecca received his M.D. from New York Medical College and completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in critical care at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as Retia Medical’s Consultative Medical Officer.
The findings raise the possibility of a novel treatment for this subtype of blood and bone marrow cancer – known as acute myeloid leukemia or AML – by attacking a harmful molecule found on the cancerous cells and also reactivating the body’s white blood cells to fight them.The study, published in Nature, found that the molecule leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor B4, or LILRB4, can turn off white blood cells that normally fight AML. The molecule also helps the cancer spread to internal organs such as bone marrow, the liver, and the brain.”AML is a terrible disease. The five-year survival rate is 27 percent in the U.S., even after treatment,” said Dr. Chengcheng “Alec” Zhang, senior author of the study and Professor of Physiology at UT Southwestern. “We identified a new target for treatment of some types of AML.”Each year in the U.S., about 20,000 new cases of AML are diagnosed and more than 10,000 people die of the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. The subtypes of AML involved in this study are those known as “monocytic” leukemia cells.UT Southwestern researchers zeroed in on LILRB4 in 2013 because of early evidence that it was the culprit turning off the body’s immune response against monocytic AML. First, they uncovered the mechanism the molecule uses to do that, Dr. Zhang said, and then they began looking for an antibody that could disarm LILRB4 by blocking its signaling to turn off the white blood cells.The following year, UT Southwestern teamed up with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to collaborate with researchers respected for work with antibodies, Drs. Zhiqiang An and Ningyan Zhang, who had previously worked in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.Related StoriesOverlooked part of cell’s internal machinery may hold key to treating acute myeloid leukemiaStudy identifies patterns of chronic lymphocytic leukemia growthImmune system errors linked to development of childhood leukemiaTogether, the two institutions developed an antibody that can inhibit LILRB4 in mouse models injected with human leukemia cells. The UT System has exclusively licensed the related patent applications to California-based Immune-Onc Therapeutics Inc., which contributed to the research and is conducting preclinical studies.If those studies go well, an application to the Food and Drug Administration to begin human clinical trials could come as early as next year, said Dr. Zhang, who holds the Hortense L. and Morton H. Sanger Professorship in Oncology and is a Michael L. Rosenberg Scholar in Medical Research.(Dr. Zhang is a Scientific Advisory Board member with Immune-Onc Therapeutics. He also owns stock in and has a sponsored research agreement with the company.)Dr. Zhang, also a member of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, said he is optimistic about the antibody’s treatment prospects, for multiple reasons. The LILRB4 molecule is located on the surface of cells, making it more accessible to antibody drugs. In addition, it may be possible for the treatment to combine targeted therapy directed against the cancer cells with immunotherapy using the reactivated white blood cells. Furthermore, LILRB4’s limited expression in normal cells suggests targeting it would have low toxicity for the body as a whole – an important plus for cancer treatments. Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Oct 24 2018UT Southwestern scientists, working with colleagues at a sister institution in Houston, have identified a new target for battling a deadly form of leukemia. Source:https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2018/targeting-leukemia.html