Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgBayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBayport Management Limited avails retail financial services through its subsidiaries internationally, including Botswana, Colombia, Ghana, Mexico, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The services provided by the company include short term loans, medium term loans, micro asset and group finance products, personal loans and long term loans according the particular needs of the client. Other services availed by Bayport Management Limited involve local money transfer services, savings accounts and flexible deposits, and credit life cover and education protection insurance products. Bayport Management Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Forget Premium Bonds. I think these shares could make you richer

first_imgForget Premium Bonds. I think these shares could make you richer Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Share prices across the FTSE 350 have been hit hard by coronavirus, creating opportunities for long-term investors. Here are three shares I think look particularly promising and that beat the low and uncertain returns from Premium Bonds. The growth share opportunityShares in property tech group Rightmove (LSE: RMV) had a strong 2019, especially in the later months. Given the huge impact of coronavirus on the property market, it’s little wonder this year has been different with the share price now down over 25%.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Before the crash though, the company had been a great investment. Since listing in 2006, Rightmove generated more than a whopping 1,500% return for investors. Has everything fundamentally changed? I’d argue not. People will, once the housing market returns back to some kind of normality, use websites to search for houses. Therefore, estate agents will pay to advertise on these platforms.Unusually for a technology company, Rightmove is hugely profitable. Pre-tax profit for 2019 increased to £213.7m from £198.6m the year before. The next few months will be tough for the property market. And likely, Rightmove investors who bought the shares in the boom years will have been hit hard. However, the shares are starting to look increasingly attractive now and I’d be tempted to buy if the market dips again.Another one that was charging up Shares in Rank Group (LSE: RNK), the owner of Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo, have also been hit hard recently. So far in 2020, they’re are down 40%. However, over 12 months, the shares are up, just. That shows us just how strongly the share price was rising pre-coronavirus.It had been doing well as the group continued to raise expectations on the back of strong results and a £116m acquisition of Stride Gaming. On 30 January, it announced its interim results for the six months ended 31 December, reporting group underlying net gaming revenue grew 10% in the period to £377.5m. Underlying operating profit also rose 70% to £55.1mLike other leisure businesses, Rank has had to close many venues. However, it does produce significant digital revenues in the UK and Spain. So I think the shares could now be in bargain territory, especially given digital accounts for £20.7m of operating profit, and this could grow.  A diversified holding with potentialFor those concerned about volatile markets, opting for investment trusts may help to ease nerves. Ones like Temple Bar Investment Trust (LSE: TMPL) will be able to keep paying dividends as they can hold reserves to see them through times like these.They also hold shares in a wide range of companies, giving them more diversification. That’s ideal when many shares are falling heavily and others are cutting dividends. Temple’s holdings include about 20% cash, 5% gold and silver, and 75% shares. The top shares it owns are Travis Perkins, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Grafton Group and Barclays. Quite a few of these positions have been added to since February, indicating management thinks they might be undervalued.The shares have a dividend yield of 7% and trade at a small discount to net asset value. I believe this trust could be a profitable investment. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Andy Ross | Monday, 20th April, 2020 | More on: RMV RNK TMPL Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and Rightmove. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

North Sea / Berg Design Architecture

first_img United States North Sea / Berg Design Architecture Houses CopyHouses•Southold, United States Kolb Mechanical Corp Seifert Construction Margali & Flynn Designs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871763/north-sea-berg-design-architecture Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeBerg Design ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSoutholdUnited StatesPublished on May 25, 2017Cite: “North Sea / Berg Design Architecture” 25 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Structural Engineer: “COPY” 2016 Photographs Projectscenter_img Photographs:  Edward Caruso Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project John Berg Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description North Sea / Berg Design ArchitectureSave this projectSaveNorth Sea / Berg Design Architecture Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel TectivaCity:SoutholdCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edward CarusoText description provided by the architects. Berg Design was approached by retired, empty nesters whose primary residence at Howard Beach was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Their decision to build a new beach house on the North Folk represented a new beginning. Hurricane Sandy had taught the couple to be brave in the face of adversity and to place less value on material possessions. With these important lessons in mind and broad instructions for a “modern, sleek beach house” a residence with interlocking interior and exterior space was designed that seamlessly connected to the landscape. At roughly 2500 square feet, the home has an astounding 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a home office, double height living room, kitchen and dining area, including a 32 feet wide sliding glass door opening and small swimming pool.Save this picture!© Edward CarusoSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Edward CarusoThe extremely tight building size, siting restraints from local zoning and state coastal codes were the design team’s greatest challenges but also informed the design principles for the house. The house is so close to the water that one feels as if they are on a boat. This theme is especially apparent in the upstairs bedrooms; all have private balconies which add to the “cabin” feel. The finished roof deck has been coined the “observation deck” and all rooms have sweeping views of the Connecticut sound.Save this picture!© Edward CarusoThe materials used on the building are all high tech and durable to stand the test of time. The exterior skin is an innovative fiber cement panel from Germany that does not need to be painted or maintained. It also prevents rot and deterioration by allowing an inch of deep air space between the panels and the building. This “rain screen” system allows the building to breathe and dry out in harsh weather conditions. Natural cedar wood siding accents offer a material counterpoint to the pure white panels. The windows are heavy anodized aluminum frames with energy efficient double pane glazing separated by argon gas and a low e coating. The build was also built in line with FEMA flood regulations.Save this picture!© Edward CarusoProject gallerySee allShow lessHow Starbucks Uses BIM and VR to Bring Local Spirit to its Japan LocationsArticlesGothenburg to Realise Henning Larsen’s Mixed-Use Urban DistrictUnbuilt Project Share Lead Architect: Mechanical Engineer: Manufacturers: AGS Stainless, EQUITONE, Solar Innovations Interior Design: Contractor: Armus Engineering ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871763/north-sea-berg-design-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Edward Caruso+ 10 Share Area:  2500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Berg Design Architecture Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Phone mast income for churches approved

first_img 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. Churches in England will now be able to erect mobile phone masts in their steeples and towers and earn around £5,000 a year from mobile phone operators.The move follows a successful appeal to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Court of the Arches by the Reverend Tom Page, rector of the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Chingford, East London. He wanted to install a T-Mobile mast, but opponents had previously objected that this meant that churches could thereby be involved in distributing or relaying pornography to children. The Court’s clarification rejected this argument.According to The Times’ Churches get the OK for phone masts, fewer than 200 of the 16,000 Anglican churches have a mast installation, and dozens of churches were waiting for the outcome of the appeal. Tagged with: corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 September 2007 | News  60 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Phone mast income for churches approvedlast_img read more

U.S. targeted, bombed Afghan hospital

first_imgOct. 5 — Two days after a U.S. airstrike targeted and destroyed a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, 10 patients and 12 health care providers are reported killed. Doctors Without Borders (MSF), who ran the hospital, has decided to leave Kunduz. Afghan children bombed by the Pentagon.U.S. military authorities keep changing their story of why they hit the hospital, leaving little doubt that the building was hit on purpose, probably in order to close the hospital and drive out the MSF. They also conveyed that purpose by using the term, “collateral damage,” to refer to the civilians killed in the strike. That term was first used extensively by NATO press officer Jamie Shea in the spring of 1999 as a euphemism to describe the civilian targets of NATO’s 78-day bombing campaign against Yugoslavia.The U.S. command first claimed that a firefight was going on with Taliban fighters and the U.S. forces called in airstrikes for support. This lie was later abandoned. Afghan puppet forces claimed the Taliban used the hospital as a staging area. Doctors Without Borders denied this latter claim and called the bombing “a war crime.”“MSF is disgusted by the recent statements coming from some Afghanistan government authorities justifying the attack on its hospital in Kunduz. These statements imply that Afghan and U.S. forces working together decided to raze to the ground a fully functioning hospital with more than 180 staff and patients inside because they claim that members of the Taliban were present. “This amounts to an admission of a war crime. This utterly contradicts the initial attempts of the U.S. government to minimize the attack as ‘collateral damage.’” (doctorswithoutborders.org, Oct. 4)It wouldn’t be the first U.S. war crime in Afghanistan. Since 1979, the U.S. has carried out multiple war crimes in that Central Asian country, atrocities that created the disastrous situation the Afghan people face today.U.S. war crimes in AfghanistanIn 1979, the U.S. intervened against a progressive secular Afghan government that had overthrown the Afghan monarchy and which had friendly relations with the Soviet Union. The U.S., Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Emirates financed reactionary religious forces — including al-Qaida and the Taliban — that finally wore down the Soviet forces friendly to the government after nearly a decade and, in 1992, drove out the secular government.After a few years of fighting among the various reactionary forces in Afghanistan, the Taliban, with heavy support from the Pakistani military intelligence known as the ISI, seized power in Kabul.The U.S. used the events of Sept. 11, 2001, to justify an invasion of Afghanistan. The invasion deposed the Taliban quickly.  In the last 14 years, other NATO countries joined the U.S.-led “coalition” that is currently occupying Afghanistan. Nevertheless, none of this intervention has been able to support a stable regime in Afghanistan. According to the Watson Institute at Brown University, there have been 92,000 deaths due to war in Afghanistan since 2001, of which 26,000 were civilians. Another hundred thousand have been wounded or injured. These are minimum numbers. Only a few of the atrocities creating “collateral damage” — rocketing of weddings, hitting schools and homes where someone reports a Taliban presence — make it to the corporate media.The Taliban has over the last 14 years led the resistance to the occupation. In the past year, since the U.S. announced its plans to leave Afghanistan — something that seems unlikely now — the Afghan resistance forces have made gains around the country. The latest gain was the seizure of Kunduz.Now, the U.S. bombing of the hospital has removed Westerners from the city who could witness any atrocities that U.S. and other coalition forces may carry out in order to secure the city for the occupation. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

ISDA Official Wins Top Honor

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Deb Fairhurst, SHARE ISDA Official Wins Top Honor By Gary Truitt – May 14, 2015 center_img Home Indiana Agriculture News ISDA Official Wins Top Honor SHARE Deb Fairhurst, Program Manager of Accountability and Technology for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) – Division of Soil Conservation, received the 2015 Excellence in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Award from the Indiana Geographic Information Council at the group’s annual conference in Bloomington this week.The Excellence in GIS Award recognizes an organization for creative and practical applications of GIS in Indiana and also recognizes an organization that has recently pushed the envelope of GIS technology through the innovative development of a unique technology service or application to produce new benefit streams.Fairhurst developed an effective tool that illustrates the importance of the Indiana Conservation Partnership (ICP) workload impact of best agricultural practices and nutrient load reductions by watersheds across Indiana.  Partnering with local, state and federal agencies, she initiated the uniform adaptation of the USEPA Region 5 Load Reduction Model, which shows nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment reductions achieved by farmers statewide.“We thank Deb Fairhurst for her ongoing dedication for the Division of Soil Conservation and congratulate her on this achievement,” said ISDA Director Ted McKinney. “We believe this tool will greatly benefit soil conservation not only to Indiana, but nationally in a multitude of ways.”With the methodology for tracking nutrient and sediment reductions from local, state and federally assisted-conservation projects, Indiana has been hailed by the USEPA as a national leader and a prime example for such efforts on a statewide scale.  Due to Fairhurst’s actions, the conservation community in Indiana will be able to better monitor conservation practices, account for environmentally beneficial water quality trends, and continue to keep hundreds of millions of pounds in nutrients and sediment from entering Indiana waters.To date, the maps and methodology created by Fairhurst are the most comprehensive and widely-distributed demonstrations of the ICP’s successes.  In addition, these maps will be utilized by USEPA and the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force in a Congressional report on nutrient reduction efforts in the Mississippi River Basin.  The load reduction maps and methodology can be found by visiting www.in.gov/isda/2991.htm[acm-tag id=”post_column”]. Previous articleOil Moves Back Under $60 a BarrelNext articleCool and Wet Weather Slowing Planting and Crop Emergence Gary Truittlast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders meets Al-Jazeera cameraman’s family in Sudan

first_img Follow the news on United States News April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas to go further Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard met the family of detained Al-Jazeera assistant cameraman Sami Al-Haj in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on 19 March. Ménard promised the family that the organisation would do everything possible to help free Al-Haj, who has been held by the US military at its Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba for nearly five years. News Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says RSF_en March 28, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders meets Al-Jazeera cameraman’s family in Sudan WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard pledged to keep pressing the US government to release detained Al-Jazeera assistant cameraman Sami Al-Haj when he met with Al-Haj’s brother, Asim Al-Haj, sister, Wafa Al-Haj, and cousin, Hoyam Abdel-Atti, in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on 19 March.A Sudanese national, Al-Haj was arrested by the Pakistani armed forces on the Afghan border in December 2001. He has been held by the US military at its Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba since 13 June 2002. During a 30-minute meeting at the headquarters of the Khartoum Centre for Human Rights and Environmental Development (KCHRE), Ménard assured the family that Reporters Without Borders would continue to wage an active campaign for his release. He asked them if they had any news of him and promised to relay any appeal they would like to make for his release.After thanking Sudanese and international press freedom organisations for campaigning on his behalf, the relatives voiced concern about his health, especially as a result of the hunger strike he began on 7 January. He now has difficulty in standing. They have had extremely infrequent contacts with him and the news from Guantanamo is “very disturbing,” his brother said. In all, the family has received only six letters from him, which were passed on by the Red Cross. One of the letters took two years to reach them.The relatives appealed to the United Nations, in particular, to the Human Rights Council, to help obtain Al-Haj’s release. His sister said the emir of Qatar had promised to intercede on his behalf. She also appealed to the US authorities to recognise that “Sami Al-Haj is innocent, that he was in Afghanistan as a journalist.” She said the family was financially dependent on him and his only son “asks after him a great deal.” Addressing the US authorities, his brother said: “If you have no serious charges to bring against my brother, why do you maintain this crushing secrecy about his case?” Reporters Without Borders established a system of sponsorship 16 years ago in which international media are encouraged to adopt imprisoned journalists. More than 200 news organisations, journalists’ associations, press clubs and other entities throughout the world are currently supporting journalists by regularly calling on the authorities to release them and by publicising their cases. Al-Haj has been adopted by four Spanish media organisations – La Sexta, IPS-Comunica, La Voz del Occidente and Colexio de Xornalistas de Galicia – and six Canadian ones – Corriere Canadese, Atlas media, Magazine de Saint-Lambert, Mouton Noir, CIBL and Radio Canada Sudbury. June 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Crackdown on national and foreign press intensifies

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more News News IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran March 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election June 17, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Crackdown on national and foreign press intensifiescenter_img RSF_en Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 11, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the growing crackdown on independent Iranian and foreign journalists who want to relay what is being said on the streets and to tell the world what is happening in Tehran and other parts of Iran. A total of 10 journalists have been arrested in the five days since the results of the presidential election were announced.“The arrests are growing and we are without news of many journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The harassment of foreign journalists has gone too far. The authorities clearly want to get rid of all these unwanted witnesses. Does the regime really hope to conceal an event of this scale from the outside world?”Around 10 opposition activists, politicians and civil society leaders have been arrested in Tehran and in the major provincial cities of Tabriz, Ispahan and Shiraz since 15 June. Reporters Without Borders has been told that many of those detained have been mistreated.Mohamad Atryanfar, the publisher of several newspapers including Hamshary, Shargh and Shahrvand Emrouz, has been detained since 15 June. He has reportedly been taken to the security wing of Tehran’s Evin prison.Although seriously disabled, former Sobh-e-Emrouz editor Saeed Hajjarian was arrested at his Tehran home on the night of 15 June. A pro-reform daily founded in June 1997, shortly after Mohamed Khatami’s election as president, Sobh-e-Emrouz exposed the involvement of politicians and intelligence officials in a series of murders of dissident intellectuals and journalists in 1998. Seen as one of the strategists of the pro-reform movement, Hajjarian was the victim of a murder attempt in March 2000 that left him badly paralysed.Mohammad Ali Abtahi, also known as the “Blogging Mullah,” was arrested at his Tehran home on the morning of 16 June. A vice-president during the Khatami presidency, he had been acting as an adviser to Mehdi Karoubi, one of the opposition candidates in last week’s presidential election. The news of his arrest was posted on his blog Webneveshteh (http://www.webneveshteha.com/). He is the second well-known blogger to be arrested since the election. The first was the journalist Somayeh Tohidloo (http://smto.ir), arrested on 14 June.Aldolfatah Soltani, a lawyer who represents many imprisoned journalists and who is a member of the Human Rights Defenders Centre, was arrested on the orders of the Tehran revolutionary court on 16 June and was reportedly taken to Evin prison’s security wing.Saide Lylaz, a business reporter for the newspaper Sarmayeh who has been very critical of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s policies, was arrested at his home in Tehran today. His wife said she did not know where he had been taken. Rohollah Shassavar, a journalist based in the city of Mashad, was also arrested today.Reporters Without Borders learned of the arrests of journalists Ahmad Zeydabadi, Kivan Samimi Behbani, Abdolreza Tajik and Mahssa Amrabadi on 14 June. Two other journalists arrested on 14 June, Saeed Shariti and Hoda Sabaer, have since been released.Since 13 June, foreign journalists have been prevented from freely covering the protests that began after the announcement of Ahmadinejad’s reelection victory. Some, including reporters working for France 3, RAI and Reuters, have been physically attacked. Others have been arrested and expelled. They include a Spanish TV crew working for RTVE, a Belgian crew working for RTBF, German crews working for ARD and ZDF and a Dutch crew working for Nederland 2.Culture and Islamic guidance minister Mohammad Sfar Harandi issued an order on 16 June forbidding the foreign news media “to attend or cover demonstrations that have been organised without the interior ministry’s permission.”“We are unwanted observers,” said Reporter Yolanda Alvarez of Spanish broadcaster RTVE after being expelled with all of her crew on 15 June. “They want to eliminate every kind of foreign media presence (…) The streets were totally taken over by anti-riot troops yesterday.”Today, the Revolutionary Guard’s Organised Crime Surveillance Centre issued a written directive to the editors of websites ordering them to suppress “content inviting the population to riot and spreading threats and rumours.” It said there had been “several cases of websites and personal blogs posting articles inciting disturbance of public order and inviting the population to rebel.”The directive continued: “These sites, created with the help of American and Canadian companies, receive the support of media that are protected by the American and British security services such as the BBC, Radio Farda (Free Europe) and Radio Zamaneh.” It added that the Surveillance Centre would make important revelations in the coming days about these “destructive” networks.The Iranian authorities continue to demonize the foreign media, especially the western media, accusing them of being “the spokesmen of the rioters.” A foreign ministry press release today referred to them as “enemies” and warned that they would soon be “checkmated.”France 24 interview with an Iranian observer:http://observers.france24.com/en/content/20090617-direct-tehran-despite-crackdown-information-war-authorities-censorship Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alerts Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Newslast_img read more

Concert Health Completes $14M Series A Financing to Deliver Evidence-based Behavioral Health Services at…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Twitter Concert Health Completes $14M Series A Financing to Deliver Evidence-based Behavioral Health Services at Scalecenter_img SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Concert Health, a leading behavioral health medical group, today announced the closing of its Series A funding round at $14 million led by Vertical Venture Partners with participation from Town Hall Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank, and continued support from early investors including Healthy Ventures and Clearvision Equity. The funds were a mix of equity and credit. The capital will be used to grow Concert’s clinical, technology and commercial teams to rapidly scale Concert’s exceptional, turnkey behavioral health services in primary care and women’s health settings. Nearly half of Americans with behavioral health conditions receive no treatment. 1 Even for patients that do get help, too often it only comes from an overtaxed primary care provider who lacks the support and expertise to intervene effectively and systematically track outcomes, with far-reaching consequences for both the patient and the health system. Clinically, over 80% of people identified with depression who do not receive measurement-based care still have symptoms a year later. 2 Furthermore, studies show that uncontrolled behavioral health conditions such as depression or anxiety exacerbate other chronic conditions, worsening health and increasing health care expenditures by over 2.5 times in comparison to people without uncontrolled depression. 3 Since 2018, Concert Health has been working to make high-quality behavioral health services available at the primary care level to Americans in need. The Collaborative Care Management (CoCM) model, which has been proven to significantly improve depression and anxiety outcomes compared with traditional primary care 4, is already a covered benefit nationally for Medicare, most commercial insurances, and Medicaid programs in 18 states. Concert’s team of expert Behavioral Care Managers and psychiatrists provides patients immediate access to evidence-based behavioral health support as part of their primary care team and supports providers in effectively diagnosing and treating these conditions to improve both physical and mental health. As a result, over 60% of Concert Health patients have seen their symptoms of depression or anxiety reduce by half within the first 90 days. “The chasm between our physical and behavioral health systems leaves too many patients untreated, and leaves too many primary care physicians isolated,” said Spencer Hutchins, co-founder and CEO of Concert Health. “Concert Health’s mission is to re-architect America’s behavioral health system so that every patient has access to exceptional behavioral health services as part of their trusted primary care.” “Physicians need a way to quickly and effectively address patients’ behavioral health needs,” said Virna Little, LCSW, PsyD, co-founder and chief operating officer of Concert Health. “Primary care providers are treating a huge amount of depression alongside other chronic diseases without sufficient support. By providing same-day access to Concert Health’s expert clinicians we are making it easy for primary care providers to identify and treat patients with behavioral health conditions. Our behavioral care managers and psychiatrists serve as an extension of the existing care team, helping physicians treat patients’ overall health more effectively and ultimately delivering demonstrable outcomes for the health care system.” “Concert Health has built a powerhouse clinical team coupled with a modern technology platform in an area of health that we all know needs effective models that scale,” said Dave Schwab, Founder and Managing Director at Vertical Venture Partners. “We are proud to support their growth, and look forward to collaborating with their management team to scale an industry-changing organization.” Concert Health currently supports over 800 physicians in seven states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, New Mexico, New York, and North Carolina. The company’s services are available through partnerships with 44 medical groups and health systems including CommonSpirit Health, a national nonprofit health system dedicated to advancing health for all. [1] Park-Lee, E., Lipari, R. N., Hedden, S. L., Kroutil, L. A., & Porter, J. D. (2017). Receipt of Services for Substance Use and Mental Health Issues Among Adults: Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. In CBHSQ Data Review. (pp. 1–35). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US). [2] Unützer, J., Katon, W., Callahan, C. M., Williams, J. W., Jr, Hunkeler, E., Harpole, L., Hoffing, M., Della Penna, R. D., Noël, P. H., Lin, E. H., Areán, P. A., Hegel, M. T., Tang, L., Belin, T. R., Oishi, S., Langston, C., & IMPACT Investigators. Improving Mood-Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment (2002). Collaborative care management of late-life depression in the primary care setting: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 288 (22), 2836–2845. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.288.22.2836 [3] S. P. Melek, D. T. Norris, & J. Paulus. (2014). Economic Impact of Integrated Medical-Behavioral Healthcare: Implications for Psychiatr y. Denver, Colo.: Milliman, Inc. [4] Archer, J., Bower, P., Gilbody, S., Lovell, K., Richards, D., Gask, L., Dickens, C., & Coventry, P. (2012). Collaborative care for depression and anxiety problems. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 10, CD006525. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD006525.pub2 About Concert Health Concert Health is building America’s best and largest behavioral health medical group. Through Collaborative Care Management, an evidence-based model for treating depression and anxiety in primary care settings, Concert makes it easy for primary care physicians to deliver high-quality behavioral health care and improve clinical outcomes. Concert’s turnkey behavioral health services, which include an expert clinical team and a powerful technology platform, are available through partnerships with medical groups and health systems in seven states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, New Mexico, New York, and North Carolina. To learn more about Concert Health’s approach, visit concerthealth.io. Concert Health, Inc. is an administrative and managerial services company affiliated with several professional corporations that deliver medical services. Together, these organizations operate under the “Concert Health” brand. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005437/en/ CONTACT: Thermal for Concert Health Brenna Sweeney [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HOSPITALS HEALTH PRACTICE MANAGEMENT MENTAL HEALTH SOURCE: Concert Health Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Concerns of Brownknowe residents ‘not being heard’

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