Refurbished Science Lab Handed Over to St. Catherine High

first_imgStory Highlights A refurbished science laboratory was officially handed over to St. Catherine High School in Spanish Town today (April 10) by Member of Parliament and wife of the Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Juliet Holness, who is a past student. For her part, Chairman, Digicel Foundation, Jean Lowrie-Chin, noted the significance of the project by the Foundation as it celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.“It is a great joy that we are opening this beautifully renovated lab at one of the largest high schools in the Caribbean, which boasts our beloved Prime Minister and his wife, a dynamic Member of Parliament, among its alumni,” she said.Chief Executive Officer, Digicel Foundation, Karlene Dawson, also noted that the laboratory’s renovation represents the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to science education.“The study of science sparks curiosity, encouraging students to inquire and analyse. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are powerful tools for young Jamaicans navigating their way through life. Our goal is to empower the students and to inspire them to reach greater heights in learning,” she said.To date, the Foundation has partnered with 11 high schools islandwide to renovate and equip them with science labs, while donating an additional 44 mobile science labs to schools with inadequate space for full science labs. A refurbished science laboratory was officially handed over to St. Catherine High School in Spanish Town today (April 10) by Member of Parliament and wife of the Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Juliet Holness, who is a past student.The laboratory was refurbished at a cost of $10.5 million by the Digicel Foundation.In her address, Mrs. Holness thanked the Digicel Foundation for its donation to the school, adding that the renovated science laboratory will now better assist the students with their preparation for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based subjects and examinations.Member of Parliament and past student of St. Catherine High School, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness (second left) and Chief Executive Officer, Digicel Foundation, Karlene Dawson (left), observe students, Shennika Christie (right), Charice Walters (second right) and Nadja Hancel, at work in the renovated science laboratory, which was officially handed over to the St. Catherine High School on Wednesday (April 10). At third left is Chairman, Digicel Foundation, Jean Lowrie-Chin. Meanwhile, Principal, St. Catherine High School, Marlon Campbell, is elated about the investment Digicel Foundation has made in the school.“The refurbishing of the chemistry laboratory is an awesome gesture by the Digicel Foundation,” he said.“Our students are full of exuberance and zeal at the sight of the laboratory in its completed state. The new laboratory has already ignited a spirit of excellence, and the psychology of learning has been shifted in the right gear. There is now an enthusiasm of readiness to enter the new space as the students prepare themselves for class,” Mr. Campbell added.Member of Parliament and past student of St. Catherine High School, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness (second right) and Chairman, Digicel Foundation, Jean Lowrie-Chin (right), listen to Shaneilla Barker (left) as she speaks about acid-based titration in the refurbished science laboratory, which was officially handed over to the St. Catherine High School on Wednesday (April 10). Also listening are students (from second left) Nadja Hancel, Charice Walters and Shennika Christie.center_img “The future is really science, technology, engineering and mathematics. If we are to be the people of the future, we should not only be using the telephones and using the computers and playing the games but we are also to be the innovators and creators of the future technology,” Mrs. Holness said.She explained that STEM is on the tongue of every single developing and developed country, and “we want to have our share, and there is no better place to start than here at my alma mater”.Mrs. Holness said she is pleased to see the transition of the school from her days as a student in the 1980s, along with Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, to where it is now.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with oversight responsibility for the Education Ministry, Hon. Karl Samuda (second left); and Chief Executive Officer, Digicel Jamaica, Justin Morin (left), listen to a science student at St. Catherine High School, Tavar Harriott (right), during a tour of the renovated science laboratory at the school on Wednesday (April 10). In her address, Mrs. Holness thanked the Digicel Foundation for its donation to the school, adding that the renovated science laboratory will now better assist the students with their preparation for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based subjects and examinations. The laboratory was refurbished at a cost of $10.5 million by the Digicel Foundation. last_img read more

Seaspan Books SAVER Quartet

first_imgseaspan, April 1, 2014 zoom New York-listed Seaspan Corporation has exercised options for the construction of four 10,000 TEU class containerships at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2016 and will be constructed using Seaspan’s fuel-efficient SAVER design.Seaspan expects to sign long-term time charters for these vessels with one of the major container liner companies in the near future. These vessels remain subject to allocation in relation to Seaspan’s right of first refusal agreement with Greater China Intermodal Investments LLC, an investment vehicle established by Seaspan, an affiliate of global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group, and Blue Water Commerce, LLC.The company’s managed fleet consists of 109 containerships representing a total capacity of over 840,000 TEU, including 35 newbuilding containerships on order scheduled for delivery to Seaspan and third parties by the end of 2016.Seaspan’s current operating fleet of 72 vessels has an average age of approximately seven years and an average remaining lease period of approximately five years.last_img read more

Malarias new biomarker

first_imgDetection of malaria infection could become more accurate soon. A team of researchers from Indian Council of Medical Research’s Jabalpur-based National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH) has identified a genetic sequence in the body of malaria parasite that promises to help develop a more sensitive diagnostic test for the disease. Currently, tests used for diagnosing malaria are based on a gene, Histidine-rich Protein 2 (HRP2), replete with amino acid Histidine. However, studies have shown that this gene is often absent in some strains of the malaria parasite. Consequently, significant levels of malaria infection were going undetected. Scientists across the world have been searching for new biomarkers that would be more effective. Also Read – A special kind of bondScientists at NIRTH think an enzyme called glutamate dehydrogenase could offer a solution. “Our study provides scientific evidence for the conserved nature of glutamate dehydrogenase sequences in Indian isolates which can be used as a potential biomarker for diagnosis of malaria,” said Praveen Kumar Bharti, leader of the research team. There are several specific genes in every parasite that can be targeted to identify or kill it. However, these genes are not present in equal measure in all the strains of a parasite. While identifying the genes or proteins for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, scientists choose a gene or protein that shows the least variation across different regions so that it can be used in as wide an area as possible. In scientific terms, such a gene is considered to be well conserved. Also Read – Insider threat managementIn the present study, scientists looked at three genes: Glutamate dehydrogenase, lactate dehydrogenase and aldolase of Plasmodium falciparium, a variety of malarial parasite that is the deadliest. For this, they collected 514 blood samples of malaria-infected patients from the eight malaria- endemic states in the country, isolated DNA from them and amplified the three genes. The genes were then sequenced and nucleotide composition of the samples was compared. Among the three genes, nucleotide composition of glutamate dehydrogenase was almost the same across the samples. Analysis of the protein structure of this gene revealed that it folded into similar protein structure across the samples, confirming that it could be a potential biomarker for malaria. “We are planning to correlate the level of parasites with that of expression of glutamate dehydrogenase gene and their antigen levels in peripheral blood samples of malaria patients. We will then validate the sensitivity and specificity of the test,” Bharti told India Science Wire. (Courtesy: India Science Wire. The research team included Amreen Ahmad, Anil Kumar Verma, Sri Krishna, Neeru Singh (National Institute of Research in Tribal Health) and Anjana Sharma (Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur). The research findings have been published in the journal PLoS One)last_img read more

We can be really proud of Muskrat Falls megaproject Williams tells inquiry

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Former premier Danny Williams told the Muskrat Falls inquiry on Monday that the wildly overbudget megaproject was in Newfoundland and Labrador’s best interest — and critics who attack him for championing it are “reckless.”Williams maintained “good intentions and good faith” were behind the planning of the hydroelectric dam that has doubled its estimated cost, leaving the province’s ratepayers worried the endeavour might be paid out of their pockets.“This is something we can be really proud of,” the boisterous former Tory premier said of the Labrador project.“The fact that the project is getting disparaged reflects on all the people who worked so hard in order to put this together.”The independent inquiry, led by provincial Supreme Court Justice Richard LeBlanc, is looking into cost and schedule overruns of the $12.7-billion dam on the lower Churchill River.The 824-megawatt hydroelectric dam, being developed by the Crown-owned Nalcor Energy, will send power to Newfoundland and later Nova Scotia through subsea cables.During his term, Williams championed Muskrat Falls as a form of energy independence from Quebec, before retiring from politics shortly after announcing the plan in 2010.The dam near Happy Valley-Goose Bay has since been described as “the greatest fiscal mistake in Newfoundland and Labrador’s history” by current Liberal Premier Dwight Ball.Williams, a businessman and lawyer, was comfortable and confident on the stand on Monday – but he didn’t mince words when addressing criticisms from his detractors.Commission co-counsel Barry Learmonth asked Williams to respond to criticisms that he pushed the megaproject through for the sake of his own ego and legacy.Williams called such criticisms “reckless, irresponsible and shameful.”“Nothing, I’m under oath, could be further from the truth,” said Williams.Williams maintained that his government “turned over every stone” by researching financial and legal options before his successor as Tory leader and premier, Kathy Dunderdale, sanctioned Muskrat Falls in December 2012.Williams also praised a paper that historian Jason Churchill presented to the inquiry last month. It found that Quebec’s stronghold on the Churchill River’s resources has long blocked Newfoundland and Labrador from accessing elusive energy markets.Williams detailed his own frustrations with Quebec, including the long-standing debate over Labrador’s borders — which, according to commission exhibits, are not reflected in some Quebec maps.Williams also referred to former premier Jean Lesage’s 1965 comments that any electricity passing through Quebec territory would “become property of Hydro-Quebec.”“They will do whatever they can to cut us off, it’s shocking,” Williams said. “(But) I need to point out that we still tried.”Learmonth asked Williams about testimony from megaproject scholar Bent Flyvbjerg, who said last month there can be an increased risk of cost overruns when those overseeing the project have less experience in hydroelectric projects.But Williams said he was “not at all concerned” the Nalcor Energy team was underqualified to oversee a hydroelectric project, despite mainly being experts in oil and gas projects.He said he had no reason to believe Nalcor staff had misrepresented cost estimates in communications with him.Williams also dismissed the “rumours” that he continued to influence Muskrat Falls management decisions after he resigned as premier in 2010, attributing such comments to “Danny haters.”“The day I went out the door, I was done,” said Williams. “Whoever is putting that out there is putting it out there for the wrong reasons.”Williams said concerns over doubled power rates are the result of “fear-mongering,” and the project’s long-term benefits will outweigh rate increases that Williams said were on the horizon anyway.“Critics can’t throw all of this on the back of Muskrat Falls,” said Williams. “I can guarantee the people of this province that these rates will not double as a result of Muskrat Falls.”The former premier said Nalcor will become more profitable over time, and its profits will help mitigate the costs.“There was never an understanding that we would get this for free,” Williams said of Muskrat Falls.Williams will continue his testimony Tuesday.last_img read more

Energy sector weighs on TSX as price for oil falls US stocks

TORONTO — Losses in the energy sector pulled Canada’s main stock index lower in late-morning trading as the price of oil also fell.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 19.07 points at 16,557.03.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 16.69 points at 26,478.77. The S&P 500 index was up 3.77 points at 2,929.94, while the Nasdaq composite was down 8.64 points at 8,110.04.The Canadian dollar traded for 74.26 cents US compared with an average of 74.11 cents US on Thursday.The June crude contract was down US$2.83 at US$62.38 per barrel and the June natural gas contract up 2.8 cents at US$2.58 per mmBTU.The June gold contract was up US$9.20 at US$1,288.90 an ounce and the July copper contract was up 2.35 cents at US$2.89 a pound. The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)

Holt Renfrew to open new store in Mississauga in 2016

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Luxury retailer Holt Renfrew announced plans Friday to open a new, 120,000 square-foot store at the Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, Ont., in the spring of 2016.The new store comes as the high-end retailer renovates and expands a number of its stores across Canada ahead of the arrival of U.S. department store chain Nordstrom, which is expected to target similar customers.Holt Renfrew expects to complete a renovation and expansion of its location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto later this year that will double the footprint of the store.“West Toronto and Mississauga are growing, vibrant areas and this is a strong move forward in our plan for an exciting fleet of luxury stores across Canada,” Holt Renfrew president Mark Derbyshire said.Holt Renfrew has nine stores across the country in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto and employs 2,300 workers.The Canadian Press

Honolulu authorities investigate arson at 3 Waikiki hotels

HONOLULU — Hawaii authorities are investigating three fires that were intentionally set in three different high-rise resort hotels near Waikiki Beach over the past few days.Honolulu Fire Department Captain Scot Seguirant said Wednesday each fire was set at night in a hallway on a floor with guest rooms. Firefighters have referred the case to police for further investigation.Tuesday night’s fire broke out on the 28th floor of the 38-story Hilton Hawaiian Grand Waikikian shortly before 9 p.m. Hotel security put out the flames with a fire extinguisher.The night before, a blaze caused $1.8 million in damage at the 25-story Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. The fire was near a storage room on the 14th floor.The first fire caused $4,000 in damage at the Alohilani Resort on Sunday.Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press

UN development agency starts new push to counter HIVAIDS in Arab region

The gathering of experts is being organized to pave the way for an expanded response to the epidemic in Arab countries, which have collectively reported increases in HIV/AIDS prevalence rates over the past two years.The UN estimates that 80,000 people in the region became newly infected last year, bringing the total number of people living with HIV/AIDS there to 440,000. “While the Arab States is generally regarded as a low-prevalence region, this is no reason for complacency,” said UNDP’s Zahir Jamal. “The region must ensure that an appropriate level of response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in place.” Although most countries in the region have national HIV/AIDS programmes, breaking the silence, mobilizing leadership and overcoming stigma and denial remain key issues, according to UNDP. The agency’s new push in the Arab States seeks to create heightened awareness and build commitment and leadership in the fight against the epidemic.

Sharp rise in suicides during Greek crisis but stats leave unanswered questions

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The rate of suicides in Greece since the start of the crisis has risen sharply, according to data made public on Thursday, which does not clarify if this increase can be attributed to economic problems. In response to a question from two SYRIZA deputies, Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias produced police figures showing that 677 people had killed themselves in 2009, 830 in 2010, 927 in 2011 and 690 up to August 23 this year. The fact that more than 3,100 Greeks have killed themselves during the years of the economic crisis will draw further attention to its human impact. However, police data do not provide details on these suicides, such as the circumstances or the age of the people involved. It should be noted that in 2009, Greece had the lowest suicide rate in the European Union, according to Eurostat data. There were three suicides for every 100,000 citizens in Greece three years ago, compared to an EU average of 10.4. The figures produced by Dendias also raise questions about data made public by his predecessor Christos Papoutsis, who earlier this year gave statistics to Parliament which showed fewer suicided. Papoutsis said there were 507 suicides in 2009, 622 in 2010 and 590 in 2011. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Antarctique  une vidéo montre en accéléré les cycles de vie dune colonie

first_imgAntarctique : une vidéo montre en accéléré les cycles de vie d’une colonie de manchots Des chercheurs britanniques sont parvenus à réaliser une vidéo présentant les cycles de vie d’une colonie de manchots en Antarctique.Pour la première fois, l’intégralité des cycles de vie d’une colonie de manchots a pu être filmée et retranscrit sur une vidéo en accélérée. Pour en arriver à un tel exploit, les chercheurs à la Zoological Society of London (ZSL) ont disposé sur la Géorgie du Sud, une île au-dessus de l’Antarctique, 16 pièges photographiques capables de réaliser un certain nombre d’images plusieurs fois par jour et aptes à résister aux températures extrêmes de l’hiver.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les clichés récoltés ont alors été compilés pour former une vidéo en time-lapse présentant l’évolution des pingouins jusqu’à l’arrivée de la nouvelle génération. Ces images sont uniques puisque les conditions météorologiques hivernales avaient jusqu’à présent rendu impossible tout projet de tournage.

”L’Antarctique reste la région du monde la moins explorée, ce qui rend d’autant plus important le travail de récolte de données sur la faune” déclare dans un communiqué Ben Collen, chercheur à la ZSL. Cité par LiveScience, celui-ci conclut : “Ces nouvelles informations sont cruciales pour appuyer la prise de décisions éclairées en terme de conservation. Les données permettent de mieux gérer les espèces menacées et de faire face aux implications plus globales du réchauffement climatique”.Retrouvez la vidéo en accéléré des manchots de la Géorgie du Sud sur MaxisciencesLe 8 mai 2012 à 18:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not reached his limit

first_imgThe Swedish footballer says he will not return to Europe soon, as he wants to help his team LA Galaxy win some trophies in the United StatesWith 36 years of age, Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic doesn’t believe he has reached his limit yet.Playing with LA Galaxy in the Major League Soccer (MLS), he’s been having a second chance at shinning in the sport.“I feel alive, after my injury people thought I was not going to come back and I showed them I was still alive playing,” he said to Diario AS.Lionel Messi, Paul PogbaPaul Pogba has spoken to Lionel Messi over his future Andrew Smyth – September 10, 2019 Manchester United star Paul Pogba had a chat with Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Zinedine Zidane and many others over his future, says his brother.“I feel well, fresh, and I’m very happy here. I like the club, my teammates, and the city. I want to play here as long as I can.”“Obviously there’s the physical aspect and it conditions says I have to stop, then I will have to do it. But I have not reached that limit yet,” he added.Asked if he would want to return to play in Europe, he was very honest.“Not right now, like I said I’m happy here. I want to help the club and my teammates to win.”last_img read more

Hazard urges fans to be on their best behavior

first_imgAhead of Tuesday’s London derby, Eden Hazard has implored both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur fans to steer clear of any sort of abusive behavior.Both Chelsea and Tottenham supporters have been in the spotlight lately for alleged racist and anti-Semitic language, and Eden Hazard has pleaded with both sets of fans to respect each other ahead of Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final tie at Wembley.“Just watch the game and enjoy the game. For sure after the game one team will win and one team will lose. Try to be fair,” Hazard told Sky Sports.“I like all fans, Spurs also have good away fans. I think it is a good game to play and I hope both fans will enjoy the game.“Of course (I hope both fans respect each other). These kind of fans (who sing abusive chants) are not fans of football, for me.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“They come to the stadium just to say something. I understand they want to win the game but they need to be fair. Just support their team and not the other one.“When we are players, we are examples. The fans are also examples. I want Chelsea fans to be the best in the world. I don’t want to see a bad image of the Chelsea fans, of course.“In football in general, not just Chelsea fans, in Italy, we saw a lot of things.“I want these things to disappear. It’s hard because football is a big world but if we are all together step-by-step, players, managers, journalists, then we can do something. I want people to remember the game.”last_img read more

Search teams race to find 3rd victim before storm sets in

first_imgSearch teams in Sitka are racing the clock Friday afternoon, as they work to find the third victim of Tuesday’s landslide before a new storm arrives tonight. The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain and wind in Sitka this weekend. Officials say the weather will make it unsafe for work crews, as more rain could cause more slides.Download AudioMeanwhile, officials today released the names of the two landslide victims whose bodies were recovered on Wednesday and Thursday. They were identified as brothers Elmer and Ulises Diaz, who were working on the house on Kramer Avenue that was destroyed in Tuesday’s landslide.Elmer (l.) and Ulises Diaz were painting in the house destroyed by a landslide in Sitka Tuesday. The volunteer crew that recovered their bodies included teammates and former coaches from Sitka High School. (GoFundMe photo)Teams are still searching for the third missing man, William Stortz, Sitka’s building official.Deputy Fire Chief Al Stevens, who is running the recovery work, says recovery teams have “a very small window” in which to finish their work, “and it’s rapidly closing.”“My full intention as the incident commander, is I intend to pull all crews out at approximately 8 o clock tonight. If the rains come sooner, I’m going to pull them out sooner…we’re gonna pull all equipment, all crews out, obviously for safety reasons.”Stevens says he expects to halt all work through the weekend, until his team can reassess weather conditions.Trained dogs working with the Juneau-based search team SEADOGS had called attention to a site on Thursday where officials hoped to find William Stortz. But Stevens says that as of this afternoon, dogs had also indicated several other sites, and crews are working at all of them. He says it isn’t easy going:“As you can imagine, this is a rather deep, with mud, water, logs. And you don’t just come in and scoop a big chunk out and call it good. You have to methodically and meticulously pull one piece out at a time, and we have spotters in there that have to look at what’s happening, and and this is why it’s taking so long.”The National Weather Service is predicting up to three inches of rain in the next 36 to 48 hours. But, that’s still significantly less intense than the storm on Tuesday, which is estimated to have dropped more than two and a half inches in just six hours at sea level. Much more rain likely fell higher up the mountain where the slide started. A memorial fund established for the Diaz family has raised over $14,000 by Friday evening.last_img read more

Avengers Endgame Saturday box office collection Superhero film crosses Rs 100 crore

first_imgAvengers: Endgame box office collectionTwitterAvengers Endgame created history by becoming the biggest Hollywood opener at the Indian box office with a collection of Rs 53.10 crore on first day. Although the movie witnessed a little dip in its collection on day 2, it conveniently crossed Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic market.Avengers Endgame has been one of the most awaited films of 2019, and its performance at the box office highlights the same. Having received positive reviews from critics, and immense word of mouth, Avengers Endgame has simply taken the box office by storm, not just internationally but also in India.Having been released on 2845 screens across India, the superhero film collected Rs 53.10 crore on opening day, beating the highest Hindi opener till date Thugs of Hindostan, which had earned Rs 52.25 crore on opening day.Not just that, it became the biggest Hollywood opener till date in India. Continuing the overwhelming momentum, Avengers Endgame dominated the box office on day 2, Saturday as well. The film collected Rs 51.40 crore at Indian box office on second day, and crossed the century mark conveniently (all languages).”#AvengersEndgame is rewriting record books… Puts up a HISTORIC total on Day 2… Eyes ₹ 150 cr+ weekend… No biggie from *Hindi* film industry has achieved the target so far… Fri 53.10 cr, Sat 51.40 cr. Total: ₹ 104.50 cr Nett BOC. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 124.40 cr,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.Considering the current trend, the Hollywood biggie is likely to break several box office records in coming days.last_img read more

Insights India to fill market void

first_imgInsight Vacations has set out to create a niche and exclusive India programme hoping to fill a current space in the Australian market for travel to the country, according to Managing Director, Lorraine Sharp. Speaking to e-Travel Blackboard this week, Ms Sharp said the niche destination required niche product, with their new venture to the region providing a “unique programme which cannot be compared with any other competitor’s”. “We’ve done a lot of research, and it is a great opportunity for us, like a breath of fresh air.  It is an emerging destination for the Australian market,” Ms Sharp said. Partnering with local DMC Creative in India, the wholesaler said it takes the perceived hassle out of travel to the country with the six itineraries and additional add on tours to Nepal and Sri Lanka on offer in their new brochure sent to agents this week, with the programme commencing in August 2012. According to Ms Sharp, the venture back to India was derived out of customer demand, having withdrawn from operations in the early 90’s.  Specifically targeting previous guests that have travelled on some of Insight’s more adventurous itineraries in countries such as Morocco and Egypt, the new India programme will also see smaller group touring with a cap at 25 passengers. Ms Sharp said the tours will offer guests a “cultural emersion” whilst maintaining Insight’s level of luxury staying at Oberoi and Taj Hotels as well as offering a point of difference, including cooking classes with celebrity chefs or morning yoga sessions overlooking the Ganges. Packages are competitively priced, according to Ms Sharp, who added that agents selling Gold tours could earn up to $1000 in commission.  Early bird deal on the 14 day Imperial Rajasthan partnering with Singapore Airlines is on sale until 31 March 2012.For more information, or to view the brochure online, visit Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.Mlast_img read more

Director Swap at BancorpSouth

first_img August 4, 2011 419 Views Director Swap at BancorpSouth “”BancorpSouth, Inc.””:, is bolstering its audit committee with the addition of Warren A. Hood, Jr. The bank’s Board of Directors approved Hood as its replacement for former board member, R. Madison Murphy, who recently resigned from the company’s directorship and was a member of the audit committee.[IMAGE]Hood is the CEO and chairman of the board for his own enterprise, “”Hood Companies, Inc””:, which is comprised of three separate corporations. Current operations within Hood Companies include the manufacturing and distribution of building materials, consumer packaging products, and industrial packaging needs. The entity operates more than 60 sites throughout the U.S. Canada, and Mexico, and the company serves clients in North America, the Caribbean, and Western Europe.[COLUMN_BREAK]Hood has acted as a director for BancorpSouth Bank since 2007 and was appointed to his position on the BancorpSouth, Inc., board of directors in April. Additionally, Hood serves as a director for “”Southern Company””:, a position he has held since 2007, and he is a former director for First American Corporation, First American National Bank, and Deposit Guaranty Corporation (prior to its merger with First American). Through his work with Southern American, Hood gained experience as a member of its audit committee.Commenting on Hood’s new position, BancorpSouth’s chariman and CEO said, “”We are pleased to announce Warren Hood’s appointment to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.├âÔÇÜ├é┬áBancorpSouth has benefited from the wealth of business, risk management and financial experience Warren brings to our board from the successful expansion of his own business and through his extensive service on the boards of other publicly held companies. ├âÔÇÜ├é┬áHis service on the audit committee for the board of Southern Company is directly relevant to his new responsibilities on the Audit Committee for the Board of BancorpSouth, Inc. ├âÔÇÜ├é┬áWe look forward to Warren’s continuing contributions to the long-term success of BancorpSouth.”” BancorpSouth is based in Tupelo, Mississippi and via its wholly-owned subsidiary, BancorpSouth Bank, the company operates 312 retail locations throughout the Southern and Midwestern regions. Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing 2011-08-04 Abby Gregorycenter_img Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technologylast_img read more

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