Pfizer chief executive Kindler in shock resignation after share price tumbles

first_img Share Pfizer chief executive Kindler in shock resignation after share price tumbles KCS-content whatsapp PFIZER chief Jeffrey Kindler has resigned, it was unexpectedly announced late Sunday night.Kindler, 55, cited personal reasons for stepping down, yet close sources believe he was pushed after major hits to the company’s prospects.As patents on Pfizer’s blockbuster drugs expire, several new drugs have been scrapped from the development process, observers say.Next year the cholesterol fighting medication Lipitor loses its US patent protection. The drug delivered $11.4bn (£7.3bn) in sales last year.Under Kindler’s leadership the drugs giant acquired Wyeth in order to add “valuable in-line and pipeline products,” the company said.Pfizer’s stock price is down about 30 per cent since 2006.And Kindler was a leading figure in pharma’s deal with Democrats over controversial healthcare reforms.News of the resignation followed Pfizer’s formation of a new compliance committee to monitor corporate governance. Last year the company was fined $2.3bn (£1.47bn) for breaking marketing rules on the use of several drugs.A shareholder lawsuit then accused the company’s board, including Kindler, of failing to stop the illegal marketing practices, although the company denied the claims.Kindler will be replaced immediately by Ian Read, former head of global biopharmaceutical operations. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child Monday 6 December 2010 8:17 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Levene says Solvency II to cost Lloyd’s £300m

first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Share THE Lloyd’s of London insurance market expects to pay £300m to implement stringent new capital requirement rules for insurers, its chairman Lord Levene (pictured) said yesterday.Levene criticised the additional burden placed on insurers by the Solvency II rules, imposed by European lawmakers to require insurers to hold more capital to cover the risks they underwrite.Lloyd’s said earlier this month it was on course to spend £250m preparing for the Solvency II changes. “It’s a huge task,” said Levene, on the sidelines of meetings at Davos. “It’s costing Lloyds markets just to get ready for Solvency II £300m. It’s a lot of money and it’s a diversion of effort.”About 3,600 European insurers will have to comply with Solvency II by I January 2013. But firms are concerned that the requirements will tie up needed capital, divert earnings from investors to add to capital reserves, and make insurance more expensive.“The concept behind it is good but we need to get details right and it does take peoples’ eye off the ball,” Levene added. Show Comments ▼center_img Wednesday 26 January 2011 8:47 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Levene says Solvency II to cost Lloyd’s £300m last_img read more

Austrian firm lists despite lower price

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ AUSTRIAN aluminium group AMAG has raised €366m (£320m) in the first Vienna listing since October 2007.The manufacturer sold at €19 per share, at the bottom end of its anticipated price of between €19 and €24.The range was narrowed earlier this week to between €19 and €21, amid tough market conditions for initial public offerings (IPO).Market volatility worldwide has already derailed several other planned floats this year.AMAG placed around 19.3m shares, including 5.3m new shares with private domestic investors and international institutional investors.The IPO lets its main private equity backer, CP Group 3, reduce its stake to 34.5 per cent before exercise of an over allotment option.A joint venture between One Equity Partners and Constantia Packaging, CP Group 3 had originally hoped to raise up to €535m.Yet the IPO will still hand the firm a €100m capital injection to expand its range of products and geographical reach.MEET THE ADVISERSLARS STIEWEBNP PARIBASLARS Stiewe led the advisory for BNP Paribas as the joint global coordinator and bookrunner on the AMAG initial public offering (IPO).Based in London, the managing director is head of equity capital markets for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.He has over 16 years of experience in corporate finance, having worked for BNP Paribas for the past 10 years.Stiewe played a key role in raising almost €5bn (£4.4bn)?capital for German car manufacturer Porsche, as well as deals for tyre maker Continental and Heidelberg Cement.Before joining BNP Paribas he worked for Dresdner Kleinwort.He was joined on the AMAG deal by Dimitri Boulanger, a metals and mining specialist for the bank.Boulanger previously advised on the attempted merger between mining giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, and acted as adviser to Arcelor in its deal with Mittal Steel in 2006 to create the world’s largest steel producer. Based in London, he joined BNP Paribas in 2004 from HSBC, where he worked in Paris for four years. He previously worked for NatWest Markets in London.Berthold Muller, head of corporate finance for BNP Paribas in Germany, worked on the deal in the bank’s Frankfurt office.JP Morgan joined the French bank as joint global coordinator and bookrunner. Raiffeisen Centrobank and UniCredit Bank Austria were co-lead managers on the deal. whatsapp KCS-content center_img Austrian firm lists despite lower price Tags: NULL whatsapp Thursday 7 April 2011 7:47 pmlast_img read more

Land of Zenith by Push Gaming

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Equity Bank Limited ( 2009 Annual Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Equity Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (  2009 annual report.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

How to work on communication – by Omar Mouneimne

first_img It’s good to talk: Bristol centre Piers O’Conor issues instructions (Getty Images) “In training I’d give you a form of certainty – I say ‘We are only facing a shape of ten, where they’ve got just these options’, with, say, three options. You’d know with certainty who is whose man and what the shape looks like. Then I’ll start to mix it up as we go along. First I give you the tools to go, then you try with more duress, up to game duress.”Running commentary“It’s important to do what we call ‘small talk’. It’s a running commentary the whole time. ‘Shift, tighter, wider, I think they’re going to reload here…’ That amounts to solving the problem. It’s difficult to talk in every moment, but with small talk you can handle 90% of scenarios. With a silent movie you’re dead in defence. Look a little, talk a little, look a little, talk a little is the idea.”Role play“You want to talk about what shape you’re facing, and your role in the shape. So say you face a shape with ten players in it – call it X – you would shout ‘X, X, I’ve got the show and go!’, meaning the playmaker. You talk about the shape and your role as quickly as you can. We call it ‘AB response’. A: What do I see? B: What do I do about it?” How to work on communication – by Omar MouneimneCommunication is key in rugby, so you know where your team-mates are and what they’re doing as well as what is happening with the opposition.Here Bristol Bears defence coach Omar Mouneimne explains how to work on communication so you talk effectively and efficiently on the pitch…Identity parade“Communication is second only to vision, in real time. How you do that in defence depends on whether you’re directly involved, or about to be, off the ball.“If you’re 15 metres from the action and their shape is unfolding, you must recognise, ‘This is gonna unfold, I’ve seen the video and recognise what’s coming.’ You adjust spacing, width, talk to the guy next to you. When directly involved in a tackle or slowing ball, you then get up and need to know if they’re coming back your way or going another way.”Shape shifting LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img This article originally appeared in the January 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Bristol Bears defence coach explains how to talk more efficiently on the pitchlast_img read more

Presiding Bishop’s Pride Month statement honors LGBTQ Episcopalians

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Jun 12, 2019 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Back to Press Releases Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel LGBTQ, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Presiding Bishop Michael Curry today offered the following statement:Jesus said: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)In my years of ministry, I have personally seen and been blessed by countless LGBTQ sisters, brothers and siblings. Dear friends, the church has in like manner been blessed by you. Together with many others you are faithful followers of Jesus of Nazareth and his way of love. You have helped the church to be truly catholic, universal, a house of prayer for all people. You have helped the church to truly be a reflection of the beloved community of God. You have helped the church to authentically be a branch of the Jesus movement in our time.Your ministries to and with this church are innumerable. I could speak of how you often lead our vestries, and other leadership bodies in the church. I could speak of how many of you organize our liturgies of worship, lift our voices in song, manage church funds, teach and form our children as followers of Jesus, lead congregations, ministries and dioceses. But through it all and above it all, you faithfully follow Jesus and his way of love. And in so doing you help the church, not to build a bigger church for church’s sake, but to build a better world for God’s sake.During June, Americans and people around the world observe Pride. Today, as we mourn the 49 people who were murdered at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando three years ago, I am mindful that Pride is both a celebration and a testament to sorrow and struggle that has not yet ended. Especially this month, I offer special thanks to God for the strength of the LGBTQ community and for all that you share with your spouses, partners and children, with your faith communities, and indeed with our entire nation. Rector Bath, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Presiding Bishop’s Pride Month statement honors LGBTQ Episcopalians Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

House With Midair Living / StudioGreenBlue

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Japan Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlue+ 21 Share Architects: StudioGreenBlue Area Area of this architecture project House With Midair Living / StudioGreenBlue House With Midair Living / StudioGreenBlueSave this projectSaveHouse With Midair Living / StudioGreenBlue “COPY” Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  StudioGreenBlueText description provided by the architects. The site is a residential section in the suburb. The distance between houses is expansive and the site is surrounded the rice fields, It is relative rural area. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueThe clients are a husband and wife of four children. They hope a house like a one-room apartment to do parenting naturally and live in friendship. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueWe insertion some factors covers the relation in one space. The space is divided and seen off and on each other, on the other hand, makes a one-room space. Then the activities in the divided spaces can keep independence from the others, and not shutting from the others. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueEach independent activity influences, and makes wealthy communications. One’s own room in this house has a bare minimum space to put a bed and a closet. To make the rooms small, activities fill out of the room. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueSo making an activity space mutual space for children above the living room in the first floor, and we named that second living room midair living room. The midair living room has a main role of second floor. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueUsing translucent materials as the material of the midair living room. That bears different activities from what is born in the first floor. But the relationship between each living room becomes close. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueNow, four children are running in the midair living room. The shape of them could be felt, and the house is full of laughter.Project gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture City Guide: New York CityArticlesNew Danish State Prison / C. F. Møller ArchitectsArticles Share Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudioGreenBlueOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesKoga-shiJapanPublished on December 22, 2010Cite: “House With Midair Living / StudioGreenBlue” 22 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave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 Area:  139 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2009 CopyHouses•Koga-shi, Japan Projectslast_img read more

Campaign to save Irishman’s life launched

first_imgCampaign to save Irishman’s life launched AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 August 2005 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Irelandcenter_img A website has also been set up to promote the campaign. A fundraising campaign has been launched to help save the life of a man from County Kildare. Mick Springate has sarcoma, a rare form of lung cancer, and has relocated to New York to increase his chances of survival.The treatment he needs is only available at Sloan Kettering Hospital and is likely to cost over ‚€500,000. The hospital will only start each phase of treatment when payment is received. Mick’s relatives and friends have set up the Springate Family Cancer Support Trust and begun organising a series of fundraising events. Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Protest week held to ‘Stop Ramstein’ AFB in Germany

first_imgBy Joachim GuilliardRamstein AFB, GermanyGuilliard is an anti-war activist and analyst living in Heidelberg, Germany.As the final action of a “Stop Ramstein” protest week against the largest U.S. Air Force base outside the United States, about 2,500 anti-war activists marched to and held a rally at the main gate of Ramstein AFB in Germany. Around 300 activists succeeded in symbolically blocking the access to the main gate for 45 minutes.“Stop Ramstein” is a nationwide German campaign supported by numerous peace groups, left-wing organizations and individuals. It is directed primarily against the central role the air base plays in the U.S. drone war in the Middle East and Africa.Among the speakers at the final rally were Sahra Wagenknecht, faction leader of the party Die Linke (The Left Party) in the Bundestag (Lower House), and Ann Wright, a retired U.S. Army colonel and then a U.S. State Department official who publicly resigned in direct protest of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.The U.S. military uses the relay station in Ramstein for communication with the killer drones, which carry out attacks with no legal due process — what many call “lynch justice” — against people who Washington claims are terror suspects. The drones have already killed thousands of uninvolved civilians in addition to targeted people.At times, drone attacks have massacred entire wedding parties because the U.S. suspected enemy combatants were among them.The campaign is also directed against the equally central role played by the huge base in U.S. and NATO’s illegal wars. Operations centers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been and are coordinating combat operations by the U.S. Air Force and the armed forces of other NATO states. A significant part of the supplies to operational areas of the U.S. armed forces also pass through the airport.Action week diverseAlthough there were half as many demonstrators on the last day as in the two previous years, overall the action week, which culminated in the demonstration, was even more diverse than the previous ones. More than 200 people attended the 40 or so workshops of the four-day “Peace Workshop,” and 600 attended an evening event highlighting the aggressive policies of the Western imperialist states against Russia and the poisonous role of the media.As in the previous year, activists against foreign military bases from 12 countries — including Pat Elder and Phil Wilayto from the U.S., Giuseppe Firrincieli from Italy, and Hoyhon Choi from South Korea — met to exchange experiences and strengthen international networking for national and regional activities. Around 600 campers organized a large protest camp not far from the air base.Since the missions of the killer drones are crimes under both German and international law, the “Stop Ramstein” campaign demands that the German government must immediately stop the control of these drones via Ramstein. The demonstrators also demand the closure of the military base.Under the terms of the contract with the U.S., the German government could simply terminate the contracts on which deployment of the U.S. armed forces is based, after giving two years’ notice.“Kill orders are arranged at the touch of a button. These are just outrageous crimes! And it is unacceptable that they be supported here, from German soil, in any way!” said Sarah Wagenknecht to the participants at the closing rally.Referring to the wars against Iraq and Afghanistan, Wagenknecht demanded that in the future there should not be a single German region from which wars of aggression could be fought. Such activity is prohibited by the German Constitution.“There are over 1,000 U.S. military bases around the world, and none of them exist to ensure the security of those countries,” continued the prominent leftist politician.The well-known theologian and writer Eugen Drewermann, who spoke after Wagenknecht, reminded the demonstrators that the U.S. military has bombed seven predominantly Muslim countries since 2001. Referring to the German government’s role, he said: “We are involved in these actions, and we are partly responsible. We must finally reject this policy. We Germans have every reason to press the brake, with all our might, to correct old mistakes.”Translation by Workers World Managing Editor John Catalinotto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more