Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgAxa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAXA Mansard Insurance Plc is an insurance and asset management company in Nigeria. The company offers solution products for motor, life, travel, education and commercial insurance as well as financial advisory services, portfolio and risk management services and investment consulting services. AXA Mansard Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. AXA Mansard Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgNampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNampak Zimbabwe Limited manufactures and markets packaging products which includes paper, plastic and metal packaging. It also has interests in leasing biological assets and a timber processing plant. Subsidiaries in the Paper division includes Hunyani Corrugated Products Division, Hunyani Cartons, Labels & Sacks Division, Hunyani Management Services Division, Hunyani Forests Limited, Hunyani Properties Limited and Softex Tissue Products (Private) Limited. Other subsidiaries include MegaPak Zimbabwe and CarnaudMetalbox Zimbabwe Limited operating in the plastics and metals segment; and companies manufacturing corrugated containers and specialised packaging for the tobacco, horticultural, flori-cultural and citrus industry for local distribution and export. Mega Pak Zimbabwe offers technology solutions for blow molding, injection molding, stretch blow molding and rotational molding. Nampak Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

IFC 2014 – a selection

first_imgResearch ‘shenanigins’Simon Scriver, MD of Irish professional fundraising organisation Total Fundraising, highlighted the need to look closely at research. While lauding the role of welcome calls overall, in his session on telephone fundraising, Scriver said he was “calling shenanigins” on a piece of practitioner research that purported to show the effect of a welcome call on retention rates.The split test – available as a case study online – suggested that a welcome call led to 44 per cent retention over 12 months compared to 38 per cent in group that didn’t receive a welcome call.But Scriver said the results were questionable because the people most likely to answer the phone to the charity were those who were most committed, and so less likely to attrit in the first place.“We really needed more testing and more evidence before accepting it as gospel,” he said.Scriver also presented some attrition data he had previously shown to the Fundraising Ireland 2012 conference, including that attrition rates for donors whose Direct Debits go out after the middle of the month are 150 per cent higher than for those who pay in the first three days (close to the date their salaries are paid). Tagged with: donor retention Individual giving International Fundraising Congress Simon Scriver, Total Fundraising Ian MacQuillin presents a few snippets from some of the sessions that he attended at the International Fundraising Congress in Holland this month.‘Incomplete’ story tellingDerek Humphries of DTV Group told delegates they should leave the ‘stories’ they tell incomplete so the donor can finish the story themselves.“If I tell a story that is complete, the donor has no reason to pick up the phone. We need to tell a story that is completed only with the participation of the donor but we too often want to tell the complete story.”At a different session ­– ­on behavioural science ­– Unicef’s Omar Mahmoud made a similar suggestion. He said stories should provide a simple ending that showed how the donor could complete the story, showing Médecins Sans Frontières‘electricity’ TV ad a great example.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm9D3MatgKw[/youtube] IFC 2014 – a selection Top quoteOnly two per cent of Irish charities use the phone compared to 51 per cent doing events. It seems people would rather climb a mountain than pick up the phone and call someone Advertisement Howard Lake | 30 October 2014 | News  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Top quote“There’s too much ego around [in fundraising]. I am guilty. I have an ego the size of a planet.”Tony Elischer. Sorry Tony, you gifted us that one. Top quotes“If you don’t invest in your staff, someone else will.”Therese Leijon, deputy director of fundraising, Swedish Red Cross“Failure is the acceptable cost of innovation.”Professor Adrian Sargeant, Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, Plymouth University Roger Craver and the 91 per cent retention rateIn his session on donor retention, presenting many of the findings from his new book Retention Fundraising, Rogare Craver asked the audience to give some examples of their first year retention rates. One woman said donor retention at her charity after the first 12 months was 91 per cent, leading Roger to exclaim:“Do you have them chained to the wall?!”Then he added:“You might as well go to the bar; you won’t learn a thing here.”Craver also asked his audience of about 130 people how many measured life time value (LTV). Only about 10 raised their hands. [Update 20 November 2014]Following Bernard Ross’ comment below, we have corrected the reference to Omar Mahmoud. He works for Unicef and not Oxfam. In addition we finally spelled his name correctly. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

International Fact-Finding Mission denounces deterioration in press freedom

first_img Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge News Follow the news on Sri Lanka to go further Media Policy ReformsEmergency regulations established on 18 August 2005 give the Government wide powers of prior restraint against the media, although these are yet to be applied. The Official Secrets Act (OSA) makes it an offence to disclose “official secrets,” which are loosely defined. In addition, the Press Council Law 1973 (PCL) prohibits the disclosure of cabinet decisions, cabinet documents, certain defence and security matters, as well as a range of fiscal issues. The Government has yet to enact a Freedom of Information Act, despite having approved a draft version of the law at a cabinet meeting in 2003. Legislation on broadcasting in the country fails to provide independence, including editorial independence, and any future public service media should reflect public service values. Although urged to set aside its interests in all media organisations and despite several committee reports reflecting this view, the Government retains control of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon (also known as ANCL or “Lake House”). Organisation Mission Statement International Fact-Finding and Advocacy Mission to Sri Lanka11 October 2006The International MissionFrom 9 to 11 October 2006 a high-level five member delegation representing the International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission (also referred to as the International Mission), which is comprised of international press freedom and media development organisations, undertook a fact-finding and advocacy mission to Sri Lanka. The objectives of the mission were to assess the current media situation in the country and the impact of the escalation in fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on the media. While the International Mission examined the current situation of the Sinhala, Tamil and English language media in Sri Lanka, it paid particular attention to the repression of the Tamil language media, which has come under heavy and sustained attack, especially in areas affected by the fighting. This situation has restricted the free flow of information in the North and East hindering public awareness throughout the country of events in these areas. This also leaves local communities vulnerable to rumours and hate speech, which in turn fuels instability and conflict. In the LTTE controlled areas, media workers are prevented from reporting freely and as a direct consequence press freedom and freedom of expression are severely restricted. During the mission, the international organisations sought to strengthen dialogue and relations with the media community in Sri Lanka, and highlight grave concerns with authorities and combatant parties over the situation for media and freedom of expression in the country. The mission stressed the central importance of press freedom and freedom of expression as fundamental components of democratic society and an essential element for building lasting peace in Sri Lanka. To achieve these objectives, the mission met with persons and institutions representing a broad spectrum of opinion on the current media and freedom of expression situation, including journalists, editors, media executives, legal experts, Government representatives, members of political parties, the security forces, and the international community. July 15, 2020 Find out more CensorshipThe mission found that censorship exists, although it is applied largely through indirect means. The Government in June approved, but has not yet enforced, the reintroduction of state-controlled regulation of the media through the Sri Lanka Press Council and in August the President reportedly told editors that the military were keen to censor the media. The letter sent by the Ministry of Defence to media institutions on 20 September 2006 requesting that “news gathered should be subjected to clarification and confirmation” has also been viewed as an attempt to impose censorship whether so intended or not. Furthermore, the willingness of politicians and others to denounce the media reinforces self-censorship and makes the free expression of opinion a life threatening activity. The decision by the authorities to close satellite television services has hindered public access to foreign news programmes. The selective banning of films and television dramas, obstruction of films being shown abroad, and interference in certification processes is of serious concern for freedom of expression. SafetyThe International Mission found that there has been a serious deterioration in the security situation for the Sri Lankan media with threats, abductions and attacks committed by all parties in the conflict, and particularly paramilitary and militia groups. Eight media workers have been killed since August 2005 and there have been numerous death threats and incidents of harassment, including violent attempts to stop the distribution of newspapers. Moreover, even in cases where evidence exists of the identity of the alleged killers little or no action has apparently been taken by the relevant authorities. Those supporting a negotiated settlement are often labelled as “traitors” and supporters of one or the other combatant parties and there appears to be a widespread acceptance of hate speech. As a consequence, many media workers are in hiding, some for up to six months, while in other cases threats have been made to the families of media workers. News Composition of the International MissionThe organisations representing the International Mission in Sri Lanka from 9 to 11 October included the International Federation of Journalists, International Media Support, International Press Institute, International News Safety Institute, and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The International Mission, in the name of which this statement is being issued, is comprised of international press freedom and media development organisations (including organisations not present on the mission), including: 1. ARTICLE 192. FreeVoice3. International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)4. International Media Support (IMS)5. International Press Institute (IPI)6. International News Safety Institute (INSI)7. Reporters Without Borders (RSF)8. South Asia Press Commission (SAPC)9. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)10. World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)11. World Association of Newspapers (WAN)12. World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC) Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders supports the conclusions and recommendations of an International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission that has just visited Sri Lanka, where there is mounting violence against the media, especially the Tamil media. The mission calls on all parties to respect press freedom and to combat impunity. News News Receive email alerts Observations and RecommendationsBased on the mission findings and the collective long-term engagement of the international organisations in Sri Lanka, the members of the International Mission call on the Government, security forces, LTTE, political parties, paramilitary and militia groups, and media community, where applicable, to offer clear undertakings to: – RECOGNISE the central and important role that independent, fair, balanced and accurate journalism plays in reducing tensions and insecurity, and applaud the courage and professionalism of media workers committed to providing reliable and accurate information. A free press embodying these principles is a central element in any efforts to find meaningful and lasting peace;- IMMEDIATELY HALT all threats, harassment, abductions and attacks against media workers and outlets currently being perpetrated by all parties to the conflict, but in particular on, but not limited to, the Tamil language media, with the aim of obstructing and hindering press freedom and freedom of expression. In this context, the International Mission reminds the combatant parties of their responsibilities under the Geneva Conventions under Common Article 3; – UNDERTAKE complete, transparent and timely investigations into the murder of media workers and death threats issued against media workers and their families, with an end to impunity for these acts. These investigations must include the murders of Subramaniyam Sugirdharajan, Suresh Kumar, Ranjith Kumar, Lakmal de Silva, Mariathas Manojanraj, Sathasivam Baskaran and Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah. All these media workers have been killed in 2006, although there are numerous other cases from recent years that must also be fully investigated; – RECOGNISING that attacks against the media have been committed by all parties in the conflict, the International Mission firmly believes that the blame for impunity lies with those able to prevent such incidents, which includes the Government, security forces and LTTE in areas under their control. More must be done to ensure that those who attack media workers and outlets are arrested and prosecuted, as stressed by the participants of with the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day Colombo Declaration of 2 May 2006. In this context, the International Mission welcomes the pledge by the Government Defence Spokesperson, Keheliya Rambukwella, that all cases are being fully investigated and progress reports will be made public on a regular basis;- PLEDGE that timely and full support be provided to all media workers and outlets as per their wishes to ensure that their safety and operations are not affected by threats and attacks, as well as call on media editors and owners to ensure the safety of their media workers to the best of their ability;- HALT all interference in editorial independence and in this regard the International Mission welcomes the commitment of the Government Defence Spokesperson, Keheliya Rambukwella, that military personnel and police officers throughout the country should not be involved in influencing content;- ALLOW all media full and unhindered access to any area of the country from which they may wish to report;- HALT the dangerous and irresponsible practice of publicly vilifying media workers in a manner likely to endanger their lives and those of their families and invite the authorities, political parties and community leaders to demonstrate a clear and unambiguous rejection of the targeting of media workers and outlets by incitement and hate speech;- REVERSE action already undertaken that restricts press freedom and freedom of expression and refrain from any moves to introduce any form of direct or indirect censorship; – ENABLE an open, diverse and pluralistic media environment, including the rights of women, in which media workers can report safely and independently in accordance with the Government’s obligations to the country’s Constitution, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights and all other applicable international standards;- REVIEW Sri Lanka’s present legislation, regulations, and powers, particularly the emergency regulations of August 2005, the Official Secrets Act, Press Council Laws, broadcasting laws, the contempt of court powers and other pertinent legislation, and to amend or revoke these in line with international standards on press freedom and freedom of expression. In the face of growing attempts to impose a statutory press council, the International- Mission believes the only appropriate form of regulation for the print media are independent self-regulatory mechanisms;- RECOGNISE that freedom of information is a fundamental right for everyone in society and to enact a Freedom of Information law that meets all international standards; – URGENTLY take all necessary steps to turn state-controlled media into broad-based public service media, including community media, and to draft legislation and create procedures that provide for independence and the protection of editorial independence in public service media, including, but not limited to, state broadcasting, Internet sites and the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon (also known as ANCL or “Lake House”), as well as reverse the arbitrary closure of satellite television services.The International Mission praises the efforts of media organisations in promoting and upholding press freedom and freedom of expression, and particularly those organisations hosting the mission including Sri Lanka Press Institute, Working Journalists Association of Sri Lanka, Free Media Movement, Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum, Tamil Media Alliance and Federation of Media Employees Trade Union. The International Media wishes to emphasise its commitment to the Sri Lankan media and affirms that it will continue to closely monitor attacks and violations on press freedom by all parties. In monitoring the on-going situation, the International Mission will raise all attacks and violations at the appropriate national and international fora, as well as continue to support press freedom and to enhance safety for the media on the ground. Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri LankaAsia – Pacific RSF_en Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists January 13, 2021 Find out more For further information about this statement please contact any of the other international organisations listed above July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific October 11, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International Fact-Finding Mission denounces deterioration in press freedomlast_img read more

Jonathan Roth Joins Pasadena-based Ayzenberg Agency as Executive Director

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business Districts News Jonathan Roth Joins Pasadena-based Ayzenberg Agency as Executive Director From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 4, 2015 | 4:00 pm HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Ayzenberg, one of the largest independent full-service agencies on the West Coast, proudly announces that Jonathan Roth, has joined the agency as Executive Director of Ayzenberg’s sub-agency, ION, effective immediately. Roth, a highly regarded and experienced entrepreneur and investment advisor to agencies, online advertising, content, software, and other sub-segments of the media, digital media, internet and advertising sectors, will work closely with ION’s management to continue development of its best-in-class influencer identification and engagement offering, helping to scale ION’s technology to build a leading platform play.Prior to joining ION, Jonathan served over 10 years at leading middle-market advisory firms in New York, Seattle, Los Angeles and Boston, generating north of $1.5 billion in transaction value both domestically and cross-border in a broad range of advisor engagements featuring private and public companies and major venture capital, growth equity, and private equity investors, from strategic consulting to equity and debt raises to mergers and acquisitions. Jon brings experience and expertise both as the co-founder and C-level leader of two venture-backed startups combined with business advisory expertise. He has helped advise entrepreneurial companies with respect to growth, capital raising, and ultimate exits to major consolidators such as Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), WPP (NASDAQ:WPPGY), and McGraw-Hill (NYSE:MHFI), among others.At ION, Jonathan will focus on leading internal corporate development to grow and scale the division’s influencer marketing through organic growth and acquisition, solidifying, enhancing and scaling the company’s technology-enabled matching platform for brands and influencers.CEO, Eric Ayzenberg said, “We have now invested 4 years and $30 million into our ION video-based platform technology and process for engaging with most valuable influencers who provide most engagement: 2nd and 3rd tier influencers. At this point, we are looking for brands and agencies to start working on orchestration of our open-source technology to bring this dynamic market of influencers forward. We welcome Jon who has very good entrepreneurial background in operations and finance to accelerate our vision.”Roth added, “I am very fortunate and extremely excited to be joining a world-class team to help grow the premier influencer platform, ION, which draws upon 25 years of brand management and deep brand expertise to create an optimized matching platform for brands and influencers around authentic brand-integrated content. The platform will pair brands on an ongoing basis with their ‘Brand’s SoulMates®’ on a scalable, subscription-based, interface platform which serves both sides of the market with optimal matching and results well-beyond today’s campaign-based economy. Throughout the lifetime of a brand as the Network Orchestrator for the rapidly-growing market of brands and influencers, the vast consumer audiences surrounding this market will be highly engaged.“Jonathan holds both a B.A. and an MBA from Columbia University in the City of New York and resides in Santa Monica.About AyzenbergOne of the ten largest privately held creative firms on the West Coast, Ayzenberg is a full-service advertising agency with a distinctly social and agile approach. We’re all about creating and sharing brand stories–in a real-time, always-on, multi-screen way. We have advertising, social media, digital, original content, media planning and implementation, analytics and more under one roof, working as one. From videogame to beverage and consumer electronic brands, our clients value how we target, convert and generate traction with today’s connected ‘Gen Now’ consumers. Current clients include Activision, EA, Microsoft, Red Bull, Sony, Mattel, Yahoo!, Disney, and Warner Bros. For more information, please visit ayzenberg.co.About IONThe Influencer Outreach Network (ION) is an agency within the Ayzenberg Group that specializes in influencer marketing, content creation and custom brand channels. Influencers, the celebrities of social content platforms are among today’s most powerful brand advocates. ION’s agnostic approach to managed service provides the best of all worlds: influencers through established MCN partnerships, direct talent relationships, agency-grade creative content curation and custom ICNs (Influencer Channel Networks) that guarantee results. Whether it’s automotive, entertainment, gaming, technology, or fashion ION has the right influencer solution you. For more information, visit joinion.net. 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Morgan Stanley’s Acquisition of Eaton Vance Currently Expected to Close March 1, 2021

first_img Boston, MA 02110 [email protected] New York, NY 10036 Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Two International Place Twitter Media Relations: 617-672-8940 [email protected] Pinterest Morgan Stanley’s Acquisition of Eaton Vance Currently Expected to Close March 1, 2021 [email protected] Twitter TAGS  Media Relations: 212-761-2448 Investor Relations: 617-672-6744 Pinterest Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “see,” “will,” “would,” “target,” similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, such as statements about the consummation of the proposed transaction and the anticipated benefits thereof. All such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. Important risk factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, (i) the completion of the proposed transaction on anticipated terms and timing, including obtaining required regulatory approvals, anticipated tax treatment, unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, expansion and growth of the combined company’s operations and other conditions to the completion of the acquisition, including the possibility that any of the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction will not be realized or will not be realized within the expected time period, (ii) the ability of Morgan Stanley and Eaton Vance to integrate the business successfully and to achieve anticipated synergies, risks and costs, (iii) potential litigation relating to the proposed transaction that could be instituted against Morgan Stanley, Eaton Vance or their respective directors, (iv) the risk that disruptions from the proposed transaction will harm Morgan Stanley’s and Eaton Vance’s business, including current plans and operations, (v) the ability of Morgan Stanley or Eaton Vance to retain and hire key personnel, (vi) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the acquisition, (vii) continued availability of capital and financing and rating agency actions, (viii) legislative, regulatory and economic developments, (ix) potential business uncertainty, including changes to existing business relationships, during the pendency of the acquisition that could affect Morgan Stanley’s and/or Eaton Vance’s financial performance, (x) certain restrictions during the pendency of the acquisition that may impact Morgan Stanley’s or Eaton Vance’s ability to pursue certain business opportunities or strategic transactions, (xi) unpredictability and severity of catastrophic events, including, but not limited to, acts of terrorism or outbreak of war or hostilities, as well as Morgan Stanley’s or Eaton Vance’s management’s response to any of the aforementioned factors, (xii) dilution caused by Morgan Stanley’s issuance of additional shares of its common stock in connection with the proposed transaction, (xiii) the possibility that the transaction may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events, (xiv) those risks described in Item 1A of Morgan Stanley’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K, (xv) those risks described in Item 1A of Eaton Vance’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 8-K and (xvi) those risks described in the Registration Statement available from the sources indicated above. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the proposed acquisition, are more fully discussed in the Registration Statement. While the list of factors presented here is, and the list of factors presented in the Registration Statement is considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements. Consequences of material differences in results as compared with those anticipated in the forward-looking statements could include, among other things, business disruption, operational problems, financial loss, legal liability to third parties and similar risks, any of which could have a material adverse effect on Morgan Stanley’s or Eaton Vance’s consolidated financial condition, results of operations, credit rating or liquidity. Neither Morgan Stanley nor Eaton Vance assumes any obligation to publicly provide revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws. No Offer or Solicitation This communication is for informational purposes and is not intended to, and shall not, constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote of approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. CRC 3458883  02/2021 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005488/en/ CONTACT: Morgan Stanley 1585 Broadway New York, NY 10036 Media Relations: 212-761-2448 [email protected] Investor Relations: 1-212-762-8131 [email protected] Vance Two International Place Boston, MA 02110 Media Relations: 617-672-8940 [email protected] Investor Relations: 617-672-6744 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSULTING BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: Morgan Stanley Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 04:05 PM/DISC: 02/19/2021 04:05 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005488/enCopyright Business Wire 2021. Eaton Vance Facebook WhatsApp Facebook 1585 Broadway Morgan Stanley Investor Relations: 1-212-762-8131 NEW YORK & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) announced today that the companies currently expect to complete Morgan Stanley’s acquisition of Eaton Vance on March 1, 2021 pursuant to the merger agreement dated as of October 7, 2020 (the “Merger Agreement”). Completion of the transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions. In connection with the anticipated completion of the proposed transaction, the deadline for Eaton Vance shareholders to elect the form of merger consideration they desire to receive in the transaction has been set for 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on February 24, 2021 (the “Election Deadline”). To make an election, all Eaton Vance shareholders who have not previously made their cash, stock or mixed consideration elections must submit their election forms, together with a properly completed Notice of Guaranteed Delivery or confirmation of book-entry transfer, with respect to their shares so that such documents are received by Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc., the exchange agent, at its designated office, by the Election Deadline. Eaton Vance shareholders holding shares in “street name” through a bank, brokerage or other nominee may have an earlier election deadline than the Election Deadline and will need to follow any procedures required by their street name holder, or bank, broker or other nominee, who will make an election on their behalf if they follow the street name holder’s, or bank’s, broker’s or other nominee’s instructions. Eaton Vance shareholders are encouraged to consult with their street name holder, or bank, broker or other nominee as soon as possible regarding these procedures. In accordance with the Merger Agreement, Eaton Vance shareholders whose election forms are not received in proper form by the exchange agent by the Election Deadline will be deemed to have made a mixed election, entitling them to receive, for each share of Eaton Vance common stock held by such shareholders: a combination of $28.25 in cash and 0.5833 of a share of Morgan Stanley common stock (the “Mixed Consideration”). Elections made by Eaton Vance shareholders to receive all cash or all stock consideration will be subject to automatic proration and adjustment, as applicable, to ensure that the total amount of cash paid and the total number of shares of Morgan Stanley common stock issued in the transaction is the same as what would be paid and issued if all holders of Eaton Vance common stock were to receive the Mixed Consideration at the effective time of the transaction, as described in the Merger Agreement and in the information statement/prospectus provided to Eaton Vance shareholders. For purposes of determining the merger consideration payable to Eaton Vance shareholders that have elected to receive all cash or all stock consideration, the “Morgan Stanley Common Stock Reference Price” and “Parent Common Stock Reference Price” referenced in the election forms and Merger Agreement, respectively, will be the volume-weighted average price, rounded to four decimal places, of one share of Morgan Stanley common stock for the ten consecutive trading days ending on the second full trading day preceding the closing date, as calculated by using the VWAP command for MS US Equity on the Bloomberg Terminal. Beginning on January 29, 2021, election forms and accompanying instructions were mailed to Eaton Vance shareholders of record as of January 22, 2021. Eaton Vance shareholders, including those that acquired their shares after January 22, 2021, may request copies of these election materials and direct any questions regarding the election materials or the Election Deadline to Morgan Stanley Investor Relations at (212) 762-8131 or (646) 521-4714. About Eaton Vance Eaton Vance provides advanced investment strategies and wealth management solutions to forward-thinking investors around the world. Through principal investment affiliates Eaton Vance Management, Parametric, Atlanta Capital, Calvert and Hexavest, Eaton Vance offers a diversity of investment approaches, encompassing bottom-up and top-down fundamental active management, responsible investing, systematic investing and customized implementation of client-specified portfolio exposures. As of December 31, 2020, Eaton Vance had consolidated assets under management of $583.1 billion. Exemplary service, timely innovation and attractive returns across market cycles have been hallmarks of Eaton Vance since 1924. For more information visit eatonvance.com. About Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 41 countries, the Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com. 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Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of documents filed with the SEC (when it becomes available), as well as other filings containing information about Morgan Stanley or Eaton Vance, without charge at the SEC’s Internet website ( http://www.sec.gov ) or by contacting the investor relations department of Morgan Stanley or Eaton Vance at the following: By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness [email protected]last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Florida mayors frustrated over inability to mandate masks

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 83.3 million people worldwide and killed over 1.8 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 83.3 million people worldwide and killed over 1.8 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Jan 02, 6:19 amFlorida mayors reportedly frustrated over inability to mandate masksFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis won’t allow local governments to enforce their mask mandates, causing frustration among some mayors, reported WPLG-TV.“We can give out citations and we can urge people and we can give out masks, and we’ve given out thousands, but we don’t have the ability to mandate it in any way that’s effective,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber told WPLG.“He continues to say that we don’t want the federal government to tell us what to do, states are better because it should be local controlled,” said Broward County Mayor Steve Geller. “But when we here in Broward are asking for local control, we’re not getting it.”-ABC News’ Ahmad HemingwayJan 02, 6:17 amU.S. hospitalizations over 100,000 for 31 straight daysSince U.S. hospitalizations surpassed 100,000 back on Dec. 2, the nation has had 31 straight days of patients hospitalized with coronavirus over that figure — according to data from The COVID Tracking Project.And from Dec. 30 to Jan. 1, hospitalizations have been at record highs with more than 125,000 current hospitalizations each day.-ABC News’ Ahmad HemingwayJan 01, 10:01 pmVirginia state senator dies of COVID-19A Virginia state senator has died of the coronavirus, officials announced.State Sen. Ben Chafin, 60, was hospitalized for the last two weeks with the virus, according to a press release. The Republican lawmaker had served in the state Senate since 2014. He is survived by his wife and three children, according to his office.Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the Virginia state flag to be lowered immediately over the state Capitol and remain at half staff until Chafin’s internment.“This is sad news to begin a new year with the loss of a kind and gracious man. May we all recommit to taking extra steps to care for one another,” the governor said in a statement.-ABC News’ Greg Bradbury contributed to this report.Jan 01, 9:51 pmWV group gets vaccine after mistakenly getting antibody treatmentAbout 41 West Virginian patients who earlier received the Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment instead of the Moderna vaccine ultimately got their first shot of a vaccine Thursday, the West Virginia National Guard told ABC News.The patients were among the 44 people who were identified on Dec. 31 as receiving the wrong treatment at a vaccination clinic hosted by staff at the Boone County Health Department.The National Guard did not say which vaccine those patients received when they got the correct shot.Their first shots come despite recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that patients who receive monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma should defer vaccinations for at least 90 days.-ABC News’ Arielle Mitropoulos contributed to this reportJan 01, 5:17 pmPfizer, BioNTech to accelerate offer of COVID vaccine to placebo volunteersPfizer and its partner BioNTech have plans to begin offering their COVID-19 vaccine to clinical trial volunteers who received placebo by March 1, several months earlier than initially planned, STAT reported.The FDA and its advisers had pushed hard for volunteers to remain on placebo as long as possible to gather more safety and efficacy data about the vaccines, while the companies argued that volunteers should receive the vaccines sooner for both ethical and practical reasons.-ABC News’ Eric M. StraussJan 01, 4:46 pmNY reports most COVID deaths since MayNew York state saw 166 deaths Thursday — the highest number of deaths in a single day since May 12.On Thursday, 219,523 test results were reported to New York state, and 7.52% were positive, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office reported.There were 7,886 patient hospitalizations statewide, 1,292 patients in intensive care units and 776 intubated.-ABC News’ Joshua HoyosJan 01, 4:39 pm340,000 people have been vaccinated, to date, in Texas340,000 people have been vaccinated to date in Texas, out of the state’s received allotment of 786,000 vaccination doses, according to data from Texas Health and Human Services.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also authorized the Houston Health Department to open the city’s first free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Jan. 2. The clinic will expand vaccine access to the general public at high risk of severe illness and death from coronavirus disease, according to a statement from Texas health officials.Texas’ health department received its first allotment of 3,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and started administering it on December 28.The Houston Health Department will announce additional free vaccination opportunities as supply increases.-ABC News’ Gina SunseriJan 01, 4:22 pmNYC sheriff deputies shut down 2 New Year’s Eve parties with hundreds of attendeesTwo New Year’s Eve parties in New York City, one in Manhattan with more than 145 people and another in Queens with more than 300 people, were shut down by city sheriff deputies, according to a Tweet posted by the NYC Sheriff’s Twitter account on Friday.The charges in connection with the shutdowns included violating emergency orders, lacking a liquor license and health code violations.-ABC News’ Joshua Hoyos contributed to this report.Jan 01, 4:10 pm14.3 million airline passengers traveled over Christmas and New Year’s weeks: TSADespite repeated warnings not to travel for the holidays from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14,388,562 people passed through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints between Dec. 18 and Dec. 31.Still, that number pales in comparison to previous years. In 2019, 33,242,050 people were screened by the TSA at U.S. checkpoints during the same period.-ABC News’ Sam Sweeney contributed to this report.Jan 01, 3:36 pmMore cases of new COVID-19 variant detected in CaliforniaThree new cases of the new COVID-19 variant first identified in the U.K. were reported by health officials in San Diego Thursday, leading them to believe there’s community-wide transmission of the new variant in the area.The new variant, known as B. 1.1.7., has also been detected in Colorado and Florida, and is believed to be more transmissible than the old variant, but not thought to be more deadly.“We believe that many more cases of the B. 1.1.7. strain will be confirmed in the coming days and weeks,” Dr. Eric McDonald, medical director of epidemiology and immunizations services at the country health department, said in a statement.-ABC News’ Jenna Harrison contributed to this report.Jan 01, 3:15 pmICU capacity in Southern California at 0%California reported 585 COVID-19 deaths over 24 hours on Friday, the highest one-day death toll that the state has reported thus far. Since some counties, such as hard-hit Los Angeles, are still confirming deaths from the virus not counted over the holidays, it’s not yet known whether Friday’s death report is an anomaly.Intensive care unit capacity in the state remains extremely strained, particularly in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley, each of which had 0% ICU capacity as of Friday, according to the California Department of Health.-ABC News’ Jenna Harrison contributed to this report.Jan 01, 2:53 pmBattle over holiday weekend restaurant curfew heats up in TexasTexas attorney general Ken Paxton waded into a battle between the city of Austin and Gov. Greg Abbott Friday over whether the city’s four-day late-night indoor dining shutdown should be allowed.Austin’s ban, which was set to run between 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Dec. 31 until Jan. 3, was upheld by a judge on Thursday. Hours later, at 7:39 p.m. local time on New Year’s Eve, the governor released a statement on Twitter telling restaurants to stay open.Paxton backed the governor on Friday and called for the Texas Supreme Court to halt enforcement of the ban. “We cannot have local declarations conflicting with Gov. Abbott’s clear order,” he said in a statement. “I will continue to fight for Texans, small businesses and for an open economy.”-ABC News’ Jenna Harrison contributed to this report.Jan 01, 1:26 pmUS surpasses 20 million infections on New Year’s Day The United States surpassed 20 million coronavirus cases on New Year’s Day, with 20,007,149 infections, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In different terms, 1 out of every 16 Americans has tested positive for COVID-19.As the nation’s third COVID wave continues, California has emerged as a major epicenter of the U.S. outbreak and at least three states have reported cases of the new COVID variant, which originated in the U.K. Health experts believe it to be more transmissible than the old variant, although it is not thought to be more deadly.According to JHU, 346,408 Americans had died of the virus as of Friday.Jan 01, 12:02 pmSen. Romney criticizes Trump administration over slow vaccine rollout, offers own planSen. Mitt Romney criticized the Trump administration’s vaccine rollout in a statement he released Friday, writing: “when something isn’t working, you need to acknowledge reality and develop a plan—particularly when hundreds of thousands of lives are at stake.”Relying on states in lieu of developing a federal vaccination plan is “as incomprehensible as it is inexcusable,” Romney wrote, and offered up his own suggestions as examples of the brainstorming he said ought to be happening in Washington.The government should enlist every medical professional not currently delivering care, such as retired veterinarians, combat medics and corpsmen and medical students, to administer vaccines, Romney suggested, noting that they could be paid using the funding Congress has appropriated for states. Additionally, schools could serve as vaccine sites and vaccinations could be scheduled for specific days according to a person’s priority category and birthdate.While public health professionals will easily point out errors in his plan, he said, the nation needs new strategies based on “experience, modeling and trial,” especially as the U.S. begins vaccinating more complex populations.“We are already behind,” Romney added. “Urgent action now can help us catch up.”Jan 01, 10:37 amEmergency field hospital being built in North CarolinaConstruction on a 30-bed emergency field hospital is slated to start in western North Carolina Friday, as COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise.The facility, which is being built next to Caldwell Memorial Hospital, will treat COVID patients who aren’t sick enough to need a ventilator and is meant to relieve pressure on five health systems in the region.As of Thursday, 3,472 people were hospitalized because of the virus, according to the state health department.Jan 01, 8:59 amMore people without underlying conditions dying from COVID-19 in LAEarly in the pandemic, 10% of patients who died from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County did not have underlying conditions, according to health officials. Today, that number has risen to 14% of patient deaths.“This indicates, that in fact, that more people than ever are not only passing away, but passing away without any underlying health conditions,” Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County department of public health, said during a New Year’s Eve news conference.Hospitals in Los Angeles are currently overwhelmed to the point that ambulances are waiting hours in emergency bays with patients inside, which prevents medics from responding to additional emergency calls. The death toll in Los Angeles County stands at 10,345.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Florida man who pleaded guilty to hacking Twitter as 17-year-old sentenced to three years

first_imgRomanOkopny/iStockBy LUKE BARR, ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) — Graham Clark, who pleaded guilty to hacking Twitter in July 2020, has been sentenced to three years in prison, Florida prosecutors announced on Tuesday.The hack caused widespread outages for verified users and posted Bitcoin-related information from the accounts of well-known figures such as Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Elon Musk.Clark also will received three years of probation, which, prosecutors said, will allow him “to get his life on the right track.”“He took over the accounts of famous people, but the money he stole came from regular, hard-working people,” said Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren. “Graham Clark needs to be held accountable for that crime, and other potential scammers out there need to see the consequences. In this case, we’ve been able to deliver those consequences while recognizing that our goal with any child, whenever possible, is to have them learn their lesson without destroying their future.”Clark stole $117,440 after soliciting bitcoin donations, prosecutors said. When charges were announced against Clark in July, he was still 17. He’s now 18.Warren said Graham Clark had gained access to a Twitter account of an employee.“He gained access to Twitter accounts and to the internal controls of Twitter through compromising a twitter employee,” Warren explained. “He sold access to those accounts and then used the IDs of prominent people to solicit money in the form of Bitcoin, promising that he’d send in return twice as much Bitcoin.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Training

first_img Previous Article Next Article • A specialist training centre for improving competitiveness in the glass industry has been opened in Sheffield. Set up by the Glass NTO with £400,000 backing from regional development organisation Yorkshire Forward, the centre will provide training in all aspects of the industry. Malcolm Beresford-Dutton, chairman of the glass NTO, said, “This provides a real opportunity for the glass industry to benefit from a central source of expertise.” The centre will also provide distance learning via the Internet.University link-up for management skills• GNER has formed partnerships with two universities to provide management development programmes for its 450 managers. They can take either a certificate or diploma in GNER Management Development at York University, or with the Open University if they are based outside the company’s York headquarters. REC works with NTO on childcare issues • The childcare division of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation is working with the NTO to raise professional standards in the industry, and to promote the value of training. Peter Cullimore, chairman of REC’s childcare division, said the bodies aim to clarify the roles of carers and develop new qualifications. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. TrainingOn 18 Jul 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Procter & Gamble gain sixty female managers

first_imgProcter & Gamble gain sixty female managersOn 28 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Procterand Gamble is retaining more female employees and getting more women intomanagement roles as a result of a programme to promote diversity.Five yearsago the chemicals company found 35 per cent more women than men leaving. Afterchanging its culture to incorporate flexible working and recognising women’sleadership styles, more women are staying. The same proportion of women as mennow leave. Thechanges in policy to achieve this have largely been driven by employeenetworking groups, with the HR role becoming one of coordination and strategy.UK/Irelanddiversity manager Neill Harvey-Smith explained that since 1995 the company hasachieved a net gain of 60 women in management positions. It now recruits equalnumbers of male and female graduates.It is abusiness target to achieve equal representation at director level as therecruits move their way up through the company. The number of women in theleadership team has risen from 13 to 19 per cent in the past year. He said thatwhile it began as a gender issue, Procter and Gamble is now looking atdiversity in its widest sense, including race, disability and even personalitytype.“It’sabout respect of the individual, and there is no greater respect than having adiverse workforce where you will be able to be yourself,” said Harvey-Smith.There isalso a business case for diversity, he said, in understanding consumers betterand in encouraging innovation. “How are you going to get innovation if you aretrying to get it from the same sorts of people?”Proctorand Gamble has also set up a recruitment team to target black and ethnicminority and disabled undergraduates through links with relevant studentsocieties and external organisations.By Lisa Bratby Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more