Transocean buys rival Ocean Rig in $2.7bn deal as oil prices continue to rise

Tuesday 4 September 2018 3:38 pm Transocean buys rival Ocean Rig in $2.7bn deal as oil prices continue to rise Drilling rig contractor Transocean has agreed to acquire deepwater rival Ocean Rig in a deal worth $2.7bn (£2.10bn).The cash and stock deal, which includes Ocean Rig’s debt, will result in a combined fleet of 57 floaters, with 31 of the top 100 ultra-deepwater drill ships in the industry. Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LoveUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastUndo The deal comes as oil prices continue to rise towards $80 per barrel.Read more: Hunting share price jumps as oil giant leaps into profitTransocean’s president and chief executive, Jeremy Thigpen, said it was this recovery that led to the acquisition.“The combination of constructive and stable oil prices over the last several quarters, streamlined offshore project costs, and undeniable reserve replacement challenges has driven a material increase in offshore contracting activity,” he said.“As such, adding Ocean Rig’s premium assets to our industry-leading fleet provides us with an increased number of the modern and highly efficient ultra-deepwater drill ships preferred by our customers, and better positions us to capitalise on what, we believe, is an imminent recovery in the ultra-deepwater market.” Oil prices jumped even higher yesterday, with Brent Crude up to $78.8 per barrel, after the evacuation of two Gulf of Mexico oil platforms in preparation for a hurricane expected to hit the Gulf Coast.Read more: Petrofac wins major oil contract as profits jumpOnce the deal is completed Transocean shareholders will own 79 per cent of the combined company, while Ocean Rig shareholders will hold the remaining 21 per cent.Transocean will acquire Ocean Rig’s nine ultra-deepwater drill ships, two harsh environment semi-submersibles and two more ultra-deepwater drill ships currently under construction.Citi was Transocean’s financial adviser, while Credit Suisse Securities advised Ocean Rig. More From Our Partners Why people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com whatsapp whatsapp Callum Keown read more

London remains most desirable city in the world

first_imgFriday 5 March 2021 3:22 pm The most favoured sectors in London were the legal (21 per cent), insurance (21 per cent), finance (20 per cent), and health and social care sectors (18 per cent). Clara DijkstraStaff writer whatsapp The UK retained its fifth place in rankings of the most desirable countries for work. A study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Totaljobs shows London remains the most attractive city to live and work in, despite uncertainty around Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. The Global Talent Survey was based on a study of over 200,000 participants in 190 countries. The US lost its spot at the top of the list for the first time, now overtaken by Canada which is up from third in 2018. Overall willingness to move abroad decreased in light of the pandemic, travel restrictions and uncertain economic conditions. 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New York also dropped from second place in 2018 to eighth place in 2020. whatsapp The keenly-awaited financial services between Britain and the EU is coming this month, a senior Treasury body has said. (Getty Images) Countries that had an efficient public health response such as Singapore and New Zealand were in the top ten most desirable countries for the first time. London appealed most to highly educated people and those working in digital or professional roles.center_img London remains most desirable city in the world to live and work Show Comments ▼ Tags: London “At the same time as designing future working models that tap into new talent pools, leaders need to recognise the magnetic power that cities like London have, and re-create and harness the buzz and energy that draws people to them.” London proved to be the most popular for workers from countries with historic and language links to the UK, such as South Africa and Nigeria, as well as for those with historic working links, such as Portugal and Romania. “This said, there’s still work to do in remedying labour shortages in key industries which are less conducive to remote working, particularly social care, logistics, and hospitality. However, the rise and normalisation of global remote working will help to expand the available talent pool, which looks set to benefit employers governments and workers alike,” he added. Nick South, managing director and partner at BCG said: “The long-term impact of Covid on the way we work has raised important questions about the future of cities. While people are looking for ore flexibility in how they work, a city like London still has huge global appeal for its dynamism, diversity and career opportunities. Read more: Deliveroo picks London for multi-billion pound listing Share Young workers (64 per cent) were most open to moving abroad, as well as those working in the legal (73 per cent), IT and technology (66 per cent) and science and research industries (60 per cent). Around 50 per cent of people surveyed were open to moving to another country for work, down from 64 per cent in 2014 and 57 per cent in 2018. More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org The majority of workers globally (57 per cent) would be open to staying in their home country while working for an employer based abroad. Jon Wilson, CEO of Totaljobs said: “London’s enduring popularity as a destination for work is great news for the UK. It’s encouraging to see that British employers can continue to attract the best talent from the global workforce, in part due to London’s long-standing reputation as a multi-cultural hub for international trade and its strong employment offering.”last_img read more

Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Glaxo names new CEO to succeed Andrew Witty

first_img About the Author Reprints PharmalotPharmalot, Pharmalittle: Glaxo names new CEO to succeed Andrew Witty By Ed Silverman Sept. 20, 2016 Reprints Alex Hogan/STAT Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Australia’s Therapeutics Goods Administration plans to allow drug makers to submit reports from international regulators as one of several steps to speed the approval process for new drugs, according to BioCentury. The TGA estimates that the changes could shorten the approval time by as much as four months. Among the pathways will be an accelerated assessment and consideration of surrogate endpoints.Allergan agreed to buy Tobira Therapeutics in a deal worth up to nearly $1.7 billion, its second major acquisition in less than a week. Several days ago, Allergan agreed to purchase Vitae Pharmaceuticals for $639 million to bolster its dermatology product pipeline. The latest deal moves Allergan into treatments for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, and other liver diseases.The US Food and Drug Administration banned products from Laxachem Organics, a maker of active pharmaceutical ingredients, due to a bacterial outbreak, the Economic Times tells us. In July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the FDA began investigating a multi-state outbreak and, in one state, traced the problem to contaminated Docusate Sodium, an active ingredient supplied by Laxachem.The European Medicines Agency recommended banning all nonessential drugs made by Pharmaceutics International in the US due to manufacturing problems, according to this notice. Hello, everyone, and how are you today? We are just fine, thank you, especially now that the Pharmalot campus has settled down. The shortest of the short people has left for the local schoolhouse and the official mascots have descended into a deep snooze. We, however, must remain wide awake, which calls for a few cups of stimulation. As always, we invite you to join us. Meanwhile, here are the tidbits. Have a lovely day and do keep in touch …GlaxoSmithKline named Emma Walmsley to succeed Andrew Witty as chief executive when he retires next March. Walmsley, who will become the only woman to head a global brand-name drug maker, currently runs the Glaxo consumer health business, a unit that Witty has emphasized following a deal last year that created a joint venture with Novartis as part of a strategic realignment.Janet Woodcock, who heads the drug review division at the US Food and Drug Administration, won a huge and consequential power struggle this week when she successfully pressed the agency to approve a controversial new drug for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy — even though there is scant evidence it works, STAT writes. “She’s tough as nails,” said Marc Boutin, who heads the National Health Council, a coalition of patient groups and drug makers.advertisementcenter_img Bayer is considering dropping the Monsanto name to avoid “sullying its reputation,” Bloomberg News reports. The drug and chemical conglomerate wants to avoid association with a corporate name known for making the herbicide Agent Orange that was used in the Vietnam War and for tangling with environmental groups over genetically modified crops.Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceuticals will jointly develop and market an experimental pain drug with a new mechanism of action that, if approved, could make it a non-addictive alternative to opioids, Reuters says. The injectable drug, called fasinumab, blocks Nerve Growth Factor, a protein involved in transmission of pain signals. Eli Lilly and Pfizer plan by 2018 to seek approval for a similar medicine.advertisement Ed Silverman [email protected] Tags FDAGlaxoSmithKlineSarepta Therapeutics @Pharmalot last_img read more

Women are leading the way in HIV research

first_img Tags HIV/AIDSresearch By Linda-Gail Bekker and Anthony S. Fauci March 8, 2017 Reprints One of the most critical issues facing women at risk of contracting HIV in many parts of the world is the lack of prevention tools they can discreetly use, without needing to negotiate protection with a male sexual partner. More than 3,500 women in sub-Saharan Africa helped test a vaginal ring infused with an anti-HIV drug in two separate trials. Both studies showed that the ring provided modest protection from HIV infection. Women continue to use the rings in follow-up studies, helping scientists learn how this prevention strategy fits into women’s lives, how well it protects against HIV, and the complexities women face when relying on such a product.The fight against HIV/AIDS has always been an ambitious challenge. As HIV researchers, we see every day how our work to end this pandemic depends on strong women. We have met countless women along this journey who have given unconditionally, volunteering their time, their bodies, and their hope to drive the scientific process. We thank and salute them.Linda-Gail Bekker, MD, is president of the International AIDS Society and co-director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Center at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Anthony S. Fauci, MD, is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. Women are setting examples, breaking down barriers, and demonstrating the value that inclusivity brings in scientific research. Because of their efforts, more trials will ensure that the unique biology of women is taken into account as new HIV treatment and prevention tools are developed, tested, and ultimately used by both sexes.advertisement @LindaGailBekker Anthony S. Fauci There is a saying in South Africa: Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo. You strike the women, you strike the rock.On International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate the strong women who have always been at the heart of fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic. For more than 35 years, women have modeled strength and resilience as researchers, nurses and physicians, caregivers, volunteers, advocates, social workers, and community leaders.As the HIV/AIDS pandemic unfolded, women also became one of the most affected populations. Women now represent half of the people living with HIV around the world.advertisement Women are at the center of the fight against HIV/AIDS as researchers, clinicians, clinical trial participants, and more. MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images To end this pandemic, women are advancing research on the front lines as scientists in laboratories and clinics and as leaders of large, international clinical trial efforts. Women are also making a difference in clinics around the world as participants in clinical trials, volunteering to help us better understand and fight the disease, one person at a time. Revised US tally: HIV infections fell 18 percent in 6 years Ending HIV requires new prevention methods for women center_img Linda-Gail Bekker [email protected] @NIAIDnews First OpinionWomen are leading the way in HIV research The participation of young women will be essential for testing a new HIV vaccine in the recently launched HVTN 702 study, the only currently active HIV vaccine efficacy trial in the world. It aims to enroll 5,400 women and men between the age of 18 and 35 in South Africa. Another 1,500 young women will participate in the antibody-mediated prevention studies, in which HIV-negative participants receive intravenous infusions of anti-HIV antibodies to see if this new approach can reduce their risk of becoming infected with the virus.Women living with HIV are playing an important role in helping all people with the disease as participants in the REPRIEVE trial. This ambitious study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was launched in 2015. It aims to determine if taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with HIV. Women living with HIV are three times as likely as their HIV-negative counterparts to develop heart disease; men with HIV are up to twice as likely. Trial investigators, attuned to the disparities affecting women in clinical research, are enrolling a racially and ethnically diverse group of women alongside men in five countries. Related: [email protected] About the Authors Reprints Related:last_img read more

Good Week, Bad Week: Selling a farm, sporting glory and the Slieve Bloom Mountains

first_img Twitter As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’.To see who has had a good or bad week, we look at different news stories happening in Laois and involving Laois people. Most importantly, it’s all a bit of fun.GOOD WEEK FOR…Joseph CooganIt was a successful week for Castlecomer auctioneer Joseph Coogan  as Laois farm sells for almost €600,000. Rugby Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad TAGSGood Week Facebook Community WhatsApp Emma Lawlor Good news for Laois Ladies footballer Emma Lalor as she is the Laois Ladies footballer nominated for WGPA Player of the Month.Laois U-16 Ladies Beating Limerick in stunning performance this week, Laois U-16 ladies footballers book All Ireland final place.Camross HurlersCongratulations are in order as Camross crowned Division 1 hurling league champions. Whelehan’s Newsagent, PortarlingtonOne Laois shop has the second cheapest 99s in Ireland, and it’s Whelehan’s Newsagent in Portarlington!BAD WEEK FOR…Paddling Pool Aficionado’sPool parties and plants took a hit this week as  Laois set to be hit with hosepipe ban as drought continuesThe Slieve Bloom Mountains Emergency services on the scene tackling huge fire in the Slieve Blooms after a report was made Wednesday afternoon between Kinnity and Cadamstown.SEE ALSO – UPDATED: Road closures now in place as people urged not to travel to view Slieve Bloom fire Home We Are Laois Good Week, Bad Week: Selling a farm, sporting glory and the Slieve… We Are Laoiscenter_img Facebook By Sarah Cullen – 7th July 2018 Previous articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as the Laois minors go to try reach a Leinster finalNext articleLaois suffer heavy Meath defeat to end Leinster minor campaign Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Good Week, Bad Week: Selling a farm, sporting glory and the Slieve Bloom Mountains Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

Ballyroan 10 mile and Santa Fun Run us on this weekend

first_img GAA Twitter By Steven Miller – 4th December 2018 TAGSBallyroan GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp WhatsApp The Ballyroan 10 Mile is back for another year!The race, which is on this Saturday, December 8, will be run over 10 miles along a scenic meandering route, starting in Ballyroan before heading towards the heritage town of Abbeyleix.The 5k run starts at 11.45am and 10 mile starts at 12noon. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Check out the Ballyroan 10 mile & Santa fun run Facebook page for all updates!Cash Prizes for the following categories:10 Mile 1st, 2nd and 3rd  – M/F1st over 40/50/60 – M/FFirst Team – M/F5km1st, 2nd and 3rd – M/F1st & 2nd – U-16 – M/FYou can enter now on the popupraces.ie website. SEE ALSO – Full house in Ballyroan as new book is officially launchedcenter_img Twitter Facebook Ballyroan 10 mile and Santa Fun Run us on this weekend Previous articleREVEALED: Where Laois secondary school students are most likely to go to collegeNext articleVictorious Falcons celebrate a fine win at their Christmas party Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Pinterest Home News Community Ballyroan 10 mile and Santa Fun Run us on this weekend NewsCommunity Because there is no top or medal for those running the 5km, Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District have teamed up with the local brewery Ballykilcavan and give each 5km finisher a bottle of their ‘Brickyard Red Ale’! Facebook The two lap course allows spectators to add to the electric atmosphere.And, of course, Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District A.C’s renowned refreshments will greet you once you cross the finish line!Group tickets (10 or more) discounted by 10%. On the day registration available for €35.Tops for the first 300 registered in the 10 mile. A medal for all 10 mile finisher!last_img read more

Scrutinize ETF components before buying

first_img Investment gurus share buying opportunities As the world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) becomes bigger and more complex, it is becoming more important for clients and their financial advisors to look under the hood and examine the various components of individual products, a conference on ETFs was told yesterday. “Make sure you know what the ETF owns and that it’s the type of investment you want,” Michael Iachini, managing director of ETF research at San Francisco-based Charles Schwab Investment Advisory, told ETF.com‘s Inside ETFs Conference in Florida Sunday. “As there is more departure from core index-based ETFs, there is more to look at.” Related news The issue of what is contained in the underlying basket of securities represented by an ETF is coming up more often as providers offer a growing number of ETFs based on a mix of specific securities-selection factors or “smart beta” in addition to ETFs based on broad market indices. The underlying portfolios of smart beta ETFs can change more frequently than index-based ETFs as securities move in and out of the ETF based on their ability to meet the selection criteria. There are also a growing number of ETFs that offer exposure to less liquid asset classes such as high-yield bonds, emerging markets and narrow industry sectors, and investors need to consider the risks of the exposures they are getting with their ETFs, he said. Although the management expense is an important component of choosing an ETF, other factors such as the bid/ask spread when ETFs are bought and sold and the tracking differential vs the underlying index also have an impact on costs and returns, Iachini said. As with trading stocks, you want to see a tight spread on the bid and ask prices with ETFs, he said. The price should be close to the net asset value of the underlying securities in the ETF, or your client’s returns may be negatively impacted. Different types of ETFs tend to have different spreads depending on the types of securities they represent. For example, broad equity ETFs tend to trade at a narrow spread of 10 basis points (bps)or so between the bid and ask, while commodity-based ETFs typically have spreads in the 30-40 bps range. “Most ETFs trade close to [net asset value (NAV)], but all ETFs can get out of balance sometimes and you can get caught paying a premium or a discount,” says Matt Hougan, president of ETF.com, a U.S.-based research and information website. By contrast, mutual funds are always bought and sold at NAV, but they lack intraday trading and prices are set only at the end of the day. “If I see a bid/ask spread any greater than a quarter of one per cent, I would push that ETF off to the side,” says Iachini. Iachini avoids new ETFs until they develop an active market and sufficient liquidity. “We don’t consider investing in a new ETF until it has traded for at least three months,” he said. “We want to see how it trades and we want a nice tight spread.” Hougan says there can also be big differences in ETF portfolios, even when they invest in similar markets, and this can affect returns. For example, in the year ended Dec. 31, 2014, there was a 57 percentage point difference in the top- and bottom-performing ETFs investing in China. In another example, he said the S&P 500 and Russell 1000 indices both track a broad mix of large U.S. companies, but their portfolios are different and investors should decide what kind of exposure they want. “That’s why you have to look under the hood,” says Hougan. Dave Nadig, chief investment officer of ETF.com, said tracking difference between the ETF’s performance and that of the underlying index is also important to investors. Although the relatively low management expense ratio (MER) of ETFs is easy to assess and one of ETFs most popular features, the cost of lagging the relevant index can be more significant, he told the conference, and advisors should examine an ETF’s history of index-tracking to make sure it is keeping up. “You can calculate the difference yourself, using the index returns over a given period vs the performance of the ETF,” Nadig says. “The difference can be more significant than the management expense ratio. Investors can get hung up on the MER, but there is a lot more going on.” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Too much focus on U.S. equities, economist says Jade Hemeon Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

ODPEM NEWS RELEASE

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), has been advised by the Meteorological Service that unstable weather conditions are expected to continue today, leading to localized flooding in some areas.This is in light of the present weather conditions associated with the Frontal System affecting the island. The ODPEM is appealing to the public to exercise caution on our roadways especially in the corporate area where flooding has been reported.Parents and Teachers are being asked to remind children of the danger of playing in flood waters or trying to cross pathways which are inaccessible. Motorists are also being advised to avoid roadways which are inundated and to be extremely careful as some of the road surfaces are slippery.The public is reminded that it is unsafe to cross flooded waterways e.g. rivers, roads, gullies or streams whether on foot or in vehicles while persons who live in areas where flooding has occurred in the past are being asked to observe the following precautions: . Avoid washing, playing and travelling in rivers and areas subject to sudden flooding.. If you think your home is threatened by flooding, be ready to evacuate if conditions worsen.. In case of emergency, please call 119, the nearest fire or police station. Contact can also be made with ODPEM at 928-5111-4. RelatedODPEM NEWS RELEASE RelatedODPEM NEWS RELEASE RelatedODPEM NEWS RELEASEcenter_img ODPEM NEWS RELEASE UncategorizedMay 17, 2006 Advertisementslast_img read more

CU Parents Association Awards $40,000 In Program Funding For 2000

first_imgThe University of Colorado at Boulder Parents Association awarded $40,000 in grants to university groups and organizations to fund programs to benefit the undergraduate student community this year. Each year, the Parents Association accepts proposals from university groups to fund programs that enhance the experience of undergraduate students as a whole. Preference was given to proposals that improve student safety, encourage teaching excellence, prevent or provide alternatives to substance abuse, enhance academic and career counseling, improve retention programs, improve student-parent-university communication and promote diversity.This year 19 proposals were approved to receive $39,782 out of the 38 groups that made requests, which totaled $142,809. “The parents had a hard time deciding who would get awards because there were so many deserving programs that they wanted to fund,” said Leasa Weimer, director of CU Parent Relations. “The parents committee researched and analyzed the financial needs of the programs and how each program would impact the student experience.”Following are the recipients, the programs and the award amounts:Diversity Programs:· Chinese Student and Scholar Association, Y2K Chinese New Year celebration, $650.· Cultural Unity Center, Parents As Partners Program, $3,000.· Dennis Small Cultural Center, cultural awareness programs, $1,000.· International Woman’s Alliance, International Woman’s Week, $500. · Museum of Natural History, African Dance-In and African Marketplace $2,500.· Success in Engineering through Excellence and Diversity, informational brochure, $1,200.Conferences:· United States Student Association, funding for student participation in national legislative conference, $703.· Model United Nations, $500, air fare.Safety Programs:· Office of Judicial Affairs, Restorative Justice Project, $3,000.· University of Colorado Student Union, courtesy phones, $1,000.· CU Police Department, safety brochure, $2,500.· Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, Forum on the Prevention of Violence Against Women, $500.· Committee on Personal Safety, safety issues on campus, $2,500.Career Services:· Career Services, new fair for non-profit and service organizations, $5,000.· Career Services, return visit of Donald Asher, $1,730, air fare.Academic Proposals:· Counseling and Psychological Services, screening for eating disorders and other, $3,000.· Best Buddies, Friendship Development, $500.· School of Journalism and Mass Communication, “Voices of Experience” radio show and Web site, $5,000.General:· Office of the Registrar, Honor Code Feasibility Study, air fare. Published: March 13, 2000 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Brain Awareness Week brings cutting-edge research to the public

first_imgCategories:GeneralEvents & Exhibits Published: March 13, 2018 In celebration of International Brain Awareness Week March 12–16, CU Boulder will offer a series of public lectures by expert faculty, revealing new insights on everything from how to preserve cognitive function later in life to how the adolescent brain is unique to how cannabis use impacts the brain.“Everyone wants to know how to help their brains grow better, stay healthy and function optimally throughout life,” said Nicole Speer, director of operations at the Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium (INC). “Current neuroscience research is telling us how we can achieve these goals, but that research sometimes takes decades to make it into public awareness. Brain Awareness Week gives us the opportunity to bring this knowledge directly to the public.”If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: Brain Awareness WeekWhen: Monday, March 12, to Friday, March 16Where: Locations across campus, city of BoulderSee the Full List of EventsSponsored by the INC and the Institute of Cognitive Science, the week will also include hands-on activities and demonstrations from psychology and neuroscience-related research labs and the CU Neuroscience Club and a guided meditation session.The Dana Foundation founded International Brain Awareness Week in 1996 to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, partner organizations around the globe organize brain-related events designed to educate and engage members of their communities.Now entering its third year of participation, CU Boulder is joined by universities, hospitals, government agencies and a range of other organizations in the campaign.The week will kick off at the city of Boulder East Senior Center with a lecture by Psychology and Neuroscience Professor Angela Bryan. Bryan will discuss age-related changes in the brain and the impact of lifestyle choices, such as exercise, on brain function during later years of life.The week will also include expert presentations by psychology professor and neuroscientist Marie Banich, who will discuss how unique aspects of the teenage brain shape their behavior, and ICS researcher Cinnamon Bidwell, who will discuss the latest research on cannabis and the brain.CU Boulder students will also have the opportunity to showcase their work. On Tuesday, March 13, the CU Neuroscience Club will host a demonstration of current laboratory experiments and methods used to conduct neuroscience research at CU Boulder.All events are free and open to students, faculty, staff and community members of all ages.“We are at the forefront of research exploring the ways factors such as our genetics, our behaviors and our experiences in the world influence our brain’s development and health across the lifespan,” said Speer. “We are very excited to share what we are learning with the broader community.”View a complete list of Brain Awareness Week events.center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more