first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Find out more from Nua. Howard Lake | 17 May 2001 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pop-up v banner ads Pop-up adverts are more attractive to Web users than banner ads, but at the same time they annoy people more than banner ads. Pop-up adverts are more attractive to Web users than banner ads, but at the same time they annoy people more than banner ads. Pop-ups, or adverts which appear in a separate browser window, are 50% more likely to attract users’ attention, according to a new survey. Conversely, 62% of users surveyed found pop-ups irritating, compared to only 32% who found banner ads intrusive. It is not clear if the content and relevance of ads on a particular site were taken into consideration in this survey. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLarger than Life photo exhibition to benefit Trinity Hospice Tagged with: Celebrity Events Advertisement Howard Lake | 13 September 2008 | News The limited edition prints, range in price from £400 to £500, are hand-signed and come mounted, ready for framing, and with a certificate of authenticity. They can be viewed bought online at Trinity Hospice’s website. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Kevin Spacey’s quote reads “Sometimes the person who is the most logical is the person whom we call insane”, and Barry Humphries says simply: “Always watch your back”.center_img The celebrity then adds his or her personal message such as a quote, a witty remark, or philosophical comment, to the original photograph and hand-signs each of the 50 large (32 x 32 inches) limited edition prints that are subsequently produced. 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.  92 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The photographs will also be on public exhibition, and available for purchase, across London for the remainder of 2008 and during 2009. Stars of stage, comedy and sport such as Kevin Spacey, Jeff Goldblum, Ricky Gervais, Jack Dee, Barry Humphries, Martin Johnson CBE, and Willie John McBride are featured in ‘Larger Than Life’, an exhibition of unusual photographic images designed to raise funds for South West London’s Trinity Hospice.The project is due to run for two years and more stars are signing up, including Russell Brand, Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. Portrait photographer Rich Hardcastle is creating a series of black and white photographs on the the theme of ‘life and laughter’ that capture the personality of the sitter in an off guard, reflective moment.last_img read more

first_imgSteve Gillis is the Financial Secretary, USW Local 8751Teachers, bus drivers, monitor attendants, nurses and community forces converged on the Boston School Department (BPS) on Oct. 21, intent on occupying School Committee chambers to demand an end to in-person school due to unsafe conditions in the surging pandemic. Boston police forces blocked the doors and dispersed the assembled workers, but then Boston Mayor Marty Walsh issued a hurried statement conceding to the workers’ demands.Three weeks earlier, on Oct.1, the city’s rulers had jumped on the Trump/DeVos/Wall Street train, ordering school bus drivers and monitors to report to pick up children they deemed High In-Person Priority (HIPP). According to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, as well as Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius and the Greater Boston Chamber ofLocal 8751 leaders distributing Steelworker-made, American Roots Wear’s two-ply, filtered cloth masks and USW-donated face-shields to replace substandard, company-issued, disposable paper at driver route bid, Sept. 23, 2020. Credit: WW Photo: Steve Gillis.Commerce, the delivery of disabled, English-language learners and houseless children was critical to saving the downwardly spiraling economy.“HIPP must go” joined the lexicon of ruling class COVID-19 school lingo — along with words like “hybrid,” “cohort,” “positivity rate,” and “CDC guidelines” in an ever-shifting rationale to rush back to the classroom.On Oct. 14, city attorneys and public health officials argued adamantly in Superior Court that signed agreements with the Boston Teachers Union mandating in-person suspension – due to the rising 4-percent COVID-19 positivity rate threshold – didn’t really mean that.However, dozens of teachers, students, parents, drivers, monitors, mechanics and food workers were falling ill inside crumbling buildings where promised PPE, filtered ventilation and other vital resources never materialized. But the judge took only 10 minutes to throw out the union’s filing for emergency injunctive relief.Seven days later, with local hospitals again running short of ICU beds, officials could no longer fudge the math of surging pandemic causalities or withstand the heat of school workers’ demands.United Steelworkers Local 8751 President André François, testifying for over 900 school bus drivers at a City Council hearing on Oct. 27, put it succinctly: “Transdev [bus company] and BPS’s health and safety plan was a Big Lie. Whether it was budget cuts or they just don’t care, they lied to the parents that there would be a monitor on every bus for safety. They lied that there would be proper disinfecting, testing, contact tracing for positive cases.“In the spring, our union lost four members at work to the virus by Transdev and BPS’s negligence. There will not be one more death under the union’s watch!” ( 8751 wins full pay and benefits, no layoffs!The school bus drivers, a majority Haitian, Cabo Verdean, Black and immigrant workforce, were in the most precarious frontline position. They had experienced deaths and many illnesses from COVID-19 in the spring after employer Transdev and city officials initially refused drivers’ demands for pandemic safety precautions. They have children, grandchildren and other relatives in need of school services themselves.Local 8751 leaders at bus yard earlier this year on Haitian Flag Day (May 14) job action. Left to right: Frantz Cadet, Grievance Committee; Fred Floreal, Trustee; and André François, President.Local 8751 members caught the sharp edge of the budget cutting axe when Boston Public Schools shortened the HIPP hybrid student route times and forced drivers into bus yards logistically unprepared to implement the necessary COVID-19 protocols.Against Transdev’s union-busting instincts, Local 8751 was able to leverage drivers’ essential role with the Mayor who, reluctantly, piece by piece, day-by-day before the Oct. 1 “reopening,” had to recognize their critical frontline labor.To avoid a job action and bad press, he ordered the company to provide a Full Pay and Benefits agreement for September, new wage and benefit accommodations for some elders with high-risk medical conditions, paid COVID-19 sick and quarantine leave, 50 extra standby positions, and a modicum of paid COVID-19 preparation time. When limited transportation started, no driver was laid off, and every workers’ family retained some of the best union health insurance and other benefits in the industry.Unlike teachers and other public sector school workers who work and get paid during remote learning, there is no legal requirement for employment for Boston’s privatized school bus operations. In fact, Veolia/Transdev, a billion-dollar, transnational corporation headquartered in Paris, with a $350-million sweetheart management fee from Boston, prepared to send the drivers to the unemployment line.Given the unconscionable choice offered by their bosses – risking their lives on the job or risking their families’ homes and survival – Local 8751’s united leadership and membership said, “Hell no!” to both.The union immediately issued Emergency COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures and, at midnight on Sept. 30, forced the employer to agree to most of the detailed protocols before work could begin at 5:00 a.m. the next day.Local 8751 then demanded another Full Pay and Benefits Agreement should the pandemic close in-person school, and joined the teachers’ legal and protest campaign, firing a barrage of class action Health and Safety grievances and Unfair Labor Practice charges. Street protests and media blasts were aimed at exposing the dangerous, on-the-ground truths and shutting down the transportation operation for safety’s sake.Even with the BPS shut down, the life-or-death shop floor struggle is still hot. Transdev and Boston Public Schools continue to force drivers to work dozens of routes for private, Catholic, and charter schools – whose Wall Street and ecclesiastic headmasters, operating in direct competition to the public schools to profit off taxpayer funds, defy pandemic science.Transdev management has hung up on Zoom calls; flown in management from around the country to harass, intimidate, and threaten drivers with discipline in the yards; hired Pinkerton-type lawyers; dragged their feet; shorted everybody’s pay; and threatened court action. But at the eleventh hour, they had to sign a third Full Pay and Benefits agreement to last through Jan. 5, 2021.The parts of the Memorandum of Agreement that management hated the most, backed up by Local 8751’s militant history that includes 11 strikes, spotlighted the essential role of the workers, without whom the capitalist scheme collapses: “Whereas, the Union played an invaluable role in all issues related to the start-up of the school bus program, including but not limited to the bid, licensing, and communications to workforce, as well as daily operations of Boston school transportation; and“Whereas, the Union engaged in tireless efforts to promote the health and safety of the school bus program in the interest not only of the drivers but also of the students, staff, and community, including pushing for and contributing to the policies and practices associated with COVID 19 Worksite Requirements and occurrences of COVID-positive employees in the school bus operation; and“Whereas, the Parties are mindful of the necessity of having a ready workforce to accommodate the potential introduction of more in-school learning and the associated transportation needs;“Now therefore … the Parties hereby agree:“Should bus transportation be suspended for all or part of the driving force due to the on-going pandemic, the drivers will be paid wages in the amount that they received in the last full payroll period in which they drove their newly assigned routes.”Dress rehearsal for shutting it down!In thousands of skirmishes and battles in schools, districts and frontline workplaces nationwide – union and as yet unorganized – workers like Boston’s Steelworkers Local 8751 and the Boston Teachers Union are testing their power and preparing. They are dress-rehearsing, under unprecedented and dangerous conditions, to play a leading role in overcoming the deepening economic, pandemic, police brutality, and political crises to come.On Oct. 28, Local 8751’s Executive Board and “Team Solidarity” leadership unanimously voted to join with the Rochester Labor Council, Central Wisconsin Area Labor Federation, the Southern Workers Assembly,  the Black Lives Matter movement, Indigenous Peoples Day MA, FTP Boston and all justice-loving people coast-to-coast to utilize all workers’ force necessary to stop the Trump regime’s planned attack on the Nov. 3 national elections. Already, the Trump government has utilized every dirty trick in the book – from blatant voter suppression tactics to federal troops in the streets against protesters to deadly COVID-19 denial while millions of workers are sickened or unemployed – to steal the election.The opening lines of the union’s resolution read, “From Port au Prince to Washington, D.C., Local 8751 demands that the voices of the working class be heard and respected loud and clear. Should the racist Trump administration and its brutal police, paramilitary and Wall Street forces attempt to deny the results of the election and the peoples’ demands for COVID-19 relief, health care, housing, food, an end to police brutality, and peace, we say, ‘No Work!  No School!  No Shopping!’“Local 8751 endorses the Freedom Fighters Coalition’s ‘Day After Election Protest’ on November 4th at 6:00 p.m. in Roxbury’s Nubian Square. We pledge to join our siblings in the streets to proclaim, ‘If we don’t get it, Shut. It. 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first_img Previous articleEthanol Production Hits Highest Point Since DecemberNext articleAgronomy Week Adds FFA Benefit to the Mix Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News Enlist Herbicides as Part of Your Program Approach Facebook Twitter SHARE Enlist Herbicides as Part of Your Program Approach SHARE Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In the United States, more than 100 million acres are infested with resistant weeds and farmers need ways to control weed pressure all season long. Andy Carriger, Enlist field specialist, discusses the importance and value of adopting a herbicide program approach.“It allows farmers to utilize multiple options to control weeds basically from planting through harvest. So, they can take advantage of multiple herbicide sites of action to control some of their toughest weed problems in their fields like waterhemp or Palmer.”Carriger says a program approach is also crucial to help in the spread of resistance. So, at Corteva Agriscience, they recommend a complete herbicide approach on every acre possible, including those with the new Enlist E3 soybean trait.“It’s probably the best approach to start with a clean seedbed using a tillage or a burndown or a combination of both, followed by really good preemergent herbicides that feature good residual activity. Kyber™ is a good one and Sonic® is a good one.”Carriger explains that with the program approach, you need to follow up with a timely post emergent application, approximately 21-28 days after planting.“Always use at least two or more sites of action for control on these herbicides. Never go out with a single mode of action. Enlist Duo® would be a two-site action product as well as Enlist One® plus a qualified tank mix partner like Durango® or Liberty®.”Carriger says Enlist herbicides and E3 soybeans are combined to offer the most flexibility compared with other traits in the market and they’ve had very good luck combining it with the program approach.Always read and follow label directions. By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 8, 2021 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest March 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign reporters still hounded, four New York Times journalists missing On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom News 18.03.2011 – Officials promise to free New York Times journalistsThe four New York Times journalists who were reported missing on 15 March were arrested in the city of Ajdabiya, Col. Gaddafi’s son, Seif al-Islam, said during an interview for ABC News. Libyan officials told the US State Department yesterday evening that the journalists will be released today.Reporters Without Borders hopes that the Libyan authorities will keep their promise.—————17.03.2011 – Foreign reporters still hounded, four New York Times journalists missingReporters Without Borders is deeply worried to learn that four New York Times journalists – Beirut bureau chief Anthony Shadid, reporter and videographer Stephen Farrell and photographers Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario – went missing on 15 March while reporting in the Libyan port city of Ajdabiya.In a report posted on its website yesterday, the New York Times said it had received no news of the four since the previous day. It added that it was in contact with the Libyan authorities and hoped they would be freed soon (…).Shadid is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for foreign reporting. Farrell was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held for four days, until rescued by British special forces.“The disappearance of the four New York Times journalists has come amid a climate of violence and hatred towards the media that is being sustained and encouraged by the Gaddafi regime,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In a recent public address, Col. Gaddafi described foreign TV stations as ‘stray dogs.’ His foreign minister said journalists who entered Libya ‘illegally’ would be regarded as Al-Qaeda supporters.”The press freedom organization added: “The recent arrests of journalists and the violence to which some of them have been subjected suggests that the regime is carrying out its threats. It is doing everything possible to prevent the world from seeing its counter-offensive against the rebels.”Al-Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan Al-Jaber was killed in an ambush near the eastern city of Benghazi on 12 March (,39781.html). Three BBC journalists were mistreated while held for 21 hours by government forces on 7 and 8 March. Brazilian journalist Andrei Netto, a staff foreign correspondent of O Estado de São Paulo, was held by the Libyan authorities from 2 to 11 March on the grounds that he entered the company illegally (,3975…).Reporters Without Borders is relieved by the release of Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, an Iraqi reporter working for the London-based Guardian newspaper who was arrested at the same time as Netto. The Guardian reported yesterday that he had finally been freed and had already left Libya. Follow the news on Libya Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Help by sharing this information December 17, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation News News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en February 23, 2021 Find out more June 24, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNews AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceInternational bodies Freedom of expression News April 8, 2020 Find out more Organisation 2. Defamation The delegation expressed concern about what journalists described as a rising number of politically motivated defamation cases against journalists filed by politicians, often requesting disproportionate sums in damages. Such claims can have a serious chilling effect on journalists. The delegation notes positive reports that Albanian courts increasingly apply European Court of Human Rights standards to defamation cases.Although prison sentences for defamation were repealed in 2012, defamation and insult remain criminal offences punished by a criminal fine, and recent years have seen proposals to reintroduce criminal laws against defaming top state officials. Even without the threat of jail sentences, the potential of facing a criminal conviction for their work can lead journalists to practice self-censorship. We strongly recommend Albania to fully repeal all criminal defamation and insult laws.For his part, Prime Minister Rama committed to considering the possibility of fully repealing criminal defamation laws. He said he personally would not use criminal law against journalists but would continue to bring civil defamation cases against journalists in “extreme” cases. 3. Safety of journalists:  threats, attacks and self-censorship  The delegation was informed during its interviews with stakeholders that various cases of physical attacks and serious threats against journalists in relation to their reporting remain unresolved by authorities. Recently, journalists were injured during anti-government protests. Investigative journalists have been harassed or fired because of their reporting, in some cases following suspected intervention of ruling party politicians. In some cases, journalists decide to not report threats and attacks to relevant authorities and not to inform the public. In addition, there are cases in which journalists revoke charges against their suspected perpetrators out of fear of further reprisals. The delegation was informed that authorities did not fully follow up on cases, and did not investigate the motives behind the threats and attacks. We are concerned that authorities fail to fully investigate the threats and attacks against journalists, thus contributing to an atmosphere of impunity which might embolden perpetrators to commit similar attacks and intimidate journalists into silence. We are also concerned that authorities fail to ensure the safety of journalists covering protests.4. Smear campaigns against journalistsDuring meetings with journalists, the delegation was informed that Prime Minister Rama constantly refers to them as “trash bins” (“kazan” in Albanian). Likewise, the leader of the opposition, Lulzim Basha, refers to media as “captured and bought”. Such language denigrates journalists and makes them appear to be a legitimate target for aggression in the eyes of the public, increasing the risk of threats or violence against them. The journalists we met with stated that when Prime Minister Rama calls them “kazan”, this results in immediate online harassment against journalists from members of the public using the same wording of the prime minister and sometimes even harsher language and threats. We are alarmed by such smears and propaganda-like language used by political leaders and other politicians against journalists. The delegation raised this with Prime Minister Rama, who defended his use of language but committed not to call journalists trash bins (“kazan”) in the future.5. Transparency of institutions – access to information/press conferences The situation of access to information and government transparency in Albania appears to be mixed. On the one hand, Albania’s Access to Information Law is widely regarded as excellent, although implementation remains inadequate. State authorities continue to deny journalists access to documents of legitimate and essential public interest – especially those related to public contracts, bids and concessions – and use delaying tactics with the result that when journalists do finally receive information it is no longer relevant. However, both the Information and Data Protection Commissioner and the Albanian courts are playing an important role in confirming journalists’ right to access documents. On the other hand, the delegation found widespread consensus among media stakeholders that the Albanian public administration restricts access to independent journalists and utilizes its own communications formats to bypass critical media and control the narrative. According to interviews with numerous stakeholders, the prime minister does not conduct regular press conferences. When such press conferences are conducted, only journalists working for media close to the government are permitted to ask questions. Cameras from media outlets are not permitted. Increasingly, the prime minister uses ERTV, his online TV channel, as his official portal for communicating with the public. During election campaigns such as the one currently taking place, journalists are prevented from covering campaign events and instead provided with prepared material that they are expected to use. The practice of imposing government-controlled video feed and other materials on media outlets greatly restricts journalists’ access to information and ability to give the public an independent perspective on the actions of those in power.In a meeting with the delegation, Prime Minister Rama disagreed with the above findings, saying that he conducted press conferences “when necessary”, adding “We don’t make any kind of selection, we don’t say ‘you are in’ or ‘you are out’ — we invite and everyone is there”. He said that he was open to questions from all journalists and that he never denied anyone the ability to cover his election campaigns. He described ERTV merely as a “window” into the government’s activities. 6. Media ownership Our mission confirmed that Albanian media ownership and advertising revenue remains highly concentrated in the hands of a few, family-owned groups, with a high degree of cross-sector ownership. This situation was previously highlighted by BIRN Albania and Reporters Without Borders. A previous law containing specific rules on ownership of television stations is no longer on the books.7. Recommendations  to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceInternational bodies Freedom of expression We met with journalists; editors-in-chief; representatives of civil society, international organisations and foreign embassies present in Tirana; and senior government officials, including Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. The mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, refused to meet with the delegation. We appreciated the possibility to meet with a wide range of stakeholders who provided insight on the press freedom situation in Albania.The delegation found that press freedom in Albania is deteriorating. Recent physical attacks against journalists have gone unresolved. Top public officials regularly use language that belittles and smears critical journalists. The public administration, including the office of the prime minister and the mayor of Tirana, are not transparent in their interactions with the media and restrict access to critical journalists. Recently proposed media-related legislation, including a draconian regulation scheme for Albanian and foreign online media outlets, is not in line with international human rights standards.  We are concerned that Albania, a democracy, a member State of the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and a candidate country for the European Union, is not living up to its obligations to guarantee and safeguard freedom of expression and press freedom as required under Albanian law and international instruments including the European Convention on Human Rights.1. Proposed amendments on media regulation The coalition is deeply concerned by the Albanian government’s December 2018 proposed amendments to the country’s media legislation which would introduce mandatory registration requirements for online media and create an administrative body with the power to fine and shut down online media and block foreign online media without a court order. We consider that these measures attempt to introduce state regulation of online media, which is contrary to international best practices on self-regulation and would have a detrimental impact on freedom of expression and information and press freedom in Albania. In our meeting with the prime minister, he informed us that a new updated draft of the amendments will shortly be made public following international criticism. He stated that in the next draft of the law, the possibility of shutdowns will be eliminated and fines will be much lower than provided for in the first draft. We welcome these changes and recall international human rights standards that “states should not impose mandatory registration to online media as a precondition for their work as this can have a very negative effect on media freedom.”The government should ensure that this legislation is fully in line with OSCE, Council of Europe and EU best practice.We are also concerned about the ongoing lack of transparency regarding consultation on the draft law, which was introduced over the Christmas holiday period and given an extremely short consultation period. We urge the government of Albania to ensure that a meaningful consultation process with journalists and civil society is undertaken with the next draft of the amendments. June 21, 2019 Albania: Preliminary findings of joint freedom of expression mission Newscenter_img Follow the news on Albania From 18-21 June 2019, we undertook an international freedom of expression mission to Albania, comprised of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), ARTICLE 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the International Press Institute (IPI), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO). The mission sought to gather information about challenges to freedom of expression and press freedom in Albania and bring concerns directly to Albanian government representatives. Press conference Albania Joint Mission / DR Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal April 29, 2020 Find out more In accordance with Albania’s international obligations and commitments under the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the OSCE, we urge the Government to eliminate any legislative provisions that would impose registration requirements and state regulation of online media, as well as the provisions giving regulators the power to suspend or block access to electronic publications and levy fines; Media legislation should be drafted in a transparent way, in close consultation with journalists and civil society organisations The prime minister, the leader of the opposition, and other politicians should immediately stop smear campaigns and discrediting rhetoric used against journalists and media professionals;Albanian politicians should organise regular press conferences and allow all journalists to ask questions and not discriminate them on the basis of their reporting. All journalists should have equal access to government/public information;We urge authorities to ensure safety of journalists covering organized crime and corruption, increase their efficiency in fully and thoroughly investigating threats, smear campaigns and physical attacks against journalists, bringing those responsible to justice. The authorities should also ensure the safety of journalists covering protests.We encourage journalists and media professionals to report cases of attacks and threats to the partners of the Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and freedom of expression NGOs;We encourage journalists and civil society within Albania to take measures to strengthen solidarity;We encourage journalists and media professionals in Albania to respect professional standards and strengthen self-regulation through membership of the Albanian Media Council;Lawmakers should pass amendments to secure the operational, financial and human resource independence of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner; Introduce effective measures to increase transparency and pluralism in media ownership.For press inquiries please contact: ECPMF: Flutura Kusari, [email protected], +383 49236664ARTICLE 19: Sarah Clarke, [email protected], +44 7575 030028CPJ: Attila Mong, [email protected], +49 15256900750EFJ: Ricardo Gutiérrez, [email protected], +32 2 235 22 00IPI: Scott Griffen, [email protected], +43 1 512 9011RSF: Pauline Adès-Mével, [email protected], +337 82 37 23 12SEEMO: Oliver Vujovic, [email protected], +43 1 513 39 40 August 7, 2020 Find out more Albania: Seizure threatens independence of two Albanian TV channels Help by sharing this information Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis Newslast_img read more

first_imgFacebook #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Limerick EuroMillions winner “on top of the world” after €14 Quick Pick ticket returns €500,000 Previous articleConcerns raised over “glaring eyesore” on Arthur’s QuayNext articleGame over Ball Burst – Stay Calm! Guest Writer DOLORES McNamara has made an estimated €12million euro in interest since her 2005 Lotto windfall of €115million.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Garryowen native was 45 and working as a cleaner when she became Ireland’s biggest ever EuroMillions winner.Ms McNamara moved to Lough Derg Hall from her modest Limerick home but has remained largely out of the limelight.She made “major contribution” to the suicide crisis centre Pieta House last year.Meanwhile, the identity if the Irish winner of a €94 million Euro Millions prize this week is still unknown. The winning ticket – sharing the jackpot with someone in Belgium – was bought in the Dublin region, lottery chiefs have confirmed.A spokeswoman for Ireland’s National Lottery said the winner, or winners, had made contact with them.“The ticket has been verified and the National Lottery is working with the winner(s) to progress the prize claim,” she said.It is the second largest jackpot win for Ireland and puts the lucky ticket holder 96th on the country’s rich list. The winning numbers were 4, 5, 13, 27 and 35. The lucky stars were 1 and 2. News€12m interest for Dolores since 2005By Guest Writer – June 27, 2013 822 Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Email Printcenter_img Linkedin #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDOLORES McNamaraLotteryMusic Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img Previous articleEngland Have Too Much for Listless Republic of IrelandNext articleMaking child’s play of a hospital stay David Raleigh THE fight against drug dealers in Limerick continued unabated this week with Gardaí taking €40,000 worth of cocaine and two guns off the streets, thanks to sniffer dog “Rex”.Last Monday, as part of an ongoing investigation targeting suspected criminal activity, Gardaí carried out a search near the riverbank of St Mary’s Park.The operation began around 4.30pm involving Gardaí from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by the Southern Region Dog Unit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “During the course of the search, Gardaí discovered €40,000 of suspected cocaine, a shotgun and a small number of shotgun cartridges that were all wrapped in plastic,” a Garda spokesman said.“As Gardaí continued to search the area, Rex indicated to his handler that there was something hidden underground by the riverbank that warranted closer inspection and Gardaí then discovered a handgun that had also been wrapped in plastic.“The suspected firearms will now be sent for ballistic analysis and the suspected drugs will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland.”The scene was preserved and examined by the local Scenes of Crime Unit and no arrests were made.The latest seizure strengthens Garda claims  that Limerick is in the grip of a cocaine surge.Crack cocaine has become a drug of choice for some who are also mixing cocaine and heroin to produce a speedball which is injected.Garda Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche told last month’s Joint Policing Committee meeting that Gardaí had more intelligence than they could act upon, and that drug dealers were luring youths into drugs by selling them “cannabis jellies“ and “cannabis juice”.Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan, who is Director of the Mid West Drugs and Alcohol Taskforce, recently called on the Taoiseach Michael Martin to “ensure that additional resources including Gardaí are deployed as a matter of urgency to deal with these thugs”.“Residents in disadvantaged areas, which are known to Gardaí as drug gang strongholds need some assurance that they will not be abandoned”, he added.“It seems the Gardaí know who the dealers are, yet lack the resources to tackle them. Drug dealers operate on a 24/7 basis and often openly in the estates, with near impunity.“We are looking into the abyss as a city and if action and resources are not swiftly provided we could well find ourselves facing a larger and more lethal set of problems.”Chief Supt Roche said that Gardaí had seized €1.6 million worth of drugs in Limerick from January to the end of September, which represented a 46 per cent increase on the same period last year.“We regard the use of cannabis juice and jellies as a very serious trend because they are designed really to trap and encourage people, particularly teenagers, to take drugs, particularly cannabis,” he added.So far this year, €45,420 worth of cannabis jellies and €48,900 worth of cannabis juice have been seized in Limerick. Email NewsGarda dog Rex plays regal role in sniffing out guns and cocaineBy David Raleigh – November 13, 2020 221 Advertisement Printcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

first_img (8,452 ) By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 89,101 1,463 ) (4,478 MERRIMACK, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Connection (PC Connection, Inc.; NASDAQ: CNXN ), a leading information technology solutions provider to business, government, and education markets, today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020. “Our Q4 performance reflected the continued recovery trend in business conditions that we began to see very late in Q2,” said Tim McGrath, President and CEO of Connection. “Our year-over-year revenue growth in our Business and Public Sector Solutions segments was offset by a decline in Enterprise Solutions, which had a strong Q4 2019. We believe current momentum will continue in the months ahead. There was solid demand in mobility, security, software, and managed services. In Q4, we experienced greater than 20% growth in both SLED and our manufacturing vertical market.” McGrath continued, “The pandemic had a significant impact on our business in 2020. Our people rose to the occasion and worked tirelessly through the year under difficult conditions to help our customers succeed. We are optimistic about 2021 and look forward to continuing to deliver the value-added services and products that enable our customers to transform their businesses.” Net sales for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 decreased by 5.7% to $675.7 million, compared to $716.6 million for the prior year quarter. The reduction in revenue year over year is primarily due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Enterprise and supply chain constraints. Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 decreased by 25.8% to $16.3 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, compared to net income of $22.0 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, for the prior year quarter. Net sales for the year ended December 31, 2020 decreased by 8.1% to $2.6 billion, compared to $2.8 billion for the year ended December 31, 2019. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2020 decreased by 32.1% to $55.8 million, or $2.12 per diluted share, compared to net income of $82.1 million, or $3.10 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2019. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense and restructuring and other charges (“Adjusted EBITDA”) totaled $90.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $128.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. 1 Quarterly HighlightsOur Manufacturing vertical market had impressive quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year revenue growth. Manufacturers are using technology to drive top and bottom line growth. We are seeing strong demand associated with business resiliency and security solutions. $ 13 %) 86,510 Cash Flows from Investing Activities: Stock-based compensation Software sales decreased by 11% year over year and accounted for 12% of net sales in the fourth quarter of 2020 and 2019. Software revenue recognized on a net basis, such as cloud-based software offerings, continues to grow rapidly. Years Ended December 31, (1) (3) Adjusted market capitalization is defined as gross market capitalization less cash balance. $ 13.2 (4,505 802 Connection (CNXN) Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results 2020 213 16,296 ) Cash Flows from Financing Activities: 55,765 $ (303 600,514 (1,061 ) $ $ Desktop sales decreased by 27% year over year and accounted for 9% of net sales in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to 12% of net sales in the fourth quarter of 2019. Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses increased in the fourth quarter of 2020 to $89.1 million from $86.5 million in the prior year quarter. SG&A as a percentage of net sales, was 13.2%, compared to 12.1% in the prior year quarter. The increase in SG&A was primarily due to an increase in costs associated with our new ERP system, costs associated with the creation of our new Technical Sales Organization and one-time legal fees. Cash and cash equivalents were $95.7 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $90.1 million at December 31, 2019. In January 2021, we paid a $0.32 per share special dividend to shareholders, which totaled $8.4 million. Conference Call and Webcast Connection will host a conference call and live web cast today, February 24, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss its fourth quarter financial results. To access the conference call (audio only), please dial 877-776-4016 (US) or 973-638-3231 (International). A web-cast of the conference call, which will be broadcast live via the Internet, and a copy of this press release, can be accessed on Connection’s website at For those unable to participate in the live call, a replay of the webcast will be available at approximately 90 minutes after the completion of the call and will be accessible on the site for approximately one year. Non-GAAP Financial Information Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EPS and Adjusted Net Income are non-GAAP financial measures. These measures are included to provide additional information with respect to the Company’s operating performance and earnings. Non-GAAP measures are not a substitute for GAAP measures and should be considered together with the GAAP financial measures. Our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. A reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is available in the tables at the end of this release. About Connection PC Connection, Inc. and its subsidiaries, dba Connection, (; NASDAQ: CNXN) is a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Merrimack, NH. With offices throughout the United States, Connection delivers custom-configured computer systems overnight from its ISO 9001:2015 certified technical configuration lab at its distribution center in Wilmington, OH. In addition, the Company has over 2,500 technical certifications to ensure that it can solve the most complex issues of its customers. Connection also services international customers through its GlobalServe subsidiary, a global IT procurement and service management company. Investors and media can find more information about Connection at Connection–Business Solutions (800.800.5555) is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services serving primarily the small-and medium-sized business sector. It offers more than 425,000 brand-name products through its staff of technically trained sales account managers, publications, and its website at Connection–Enterprise Solutions (561.237.3300),, provides corporate technology buyers with best-in-class IT solutions, in-depth IT supply-chain expertise, and access to over 425,000 products and 1,600 vendors through TRAXX™, a proprietary cloud-based eProcurement system. The team’s engineers, software licensing specialists, and project managers help reduce the cost and complexity of buying hardware, software, and services throughout the entire IT lifecycle. Connection–Public Sector Solutions (800.800.0019), is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services to federal, state, and local government agencies and educational institutions through specialized account managers, publications, and online at “Safe Harbor” Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements that are based on currently available information, operating plans, and projections about future events and trends. Terms such as “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “may,” “should,” “will,” or similar statements or variations of such terms are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements include such terms. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted in such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic and responses to it, the impact of changes in market demand and the overall level of economic activity and environment, or in the level of business investment in information technology products, product availability and market acceptance, new products, continuation of key vendor and customer relationships and support programs, the ability to realize market demand for and competitive pricing pressures on the products and services marketed by the Company, fluctuations in operating results and the ability of the Company to manage personnel levels in response to fluctuations in revenue, the ability of the Company to hire and retain qualified sales representatives and other essential personnel, the impact of changes in accounting requirements, successful integration of the new ERP system, and other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the year ended December 31, 2019 as updated in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of any new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law. 1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See page 10 for the definition and reconciliation. $ 16.1 Total Liabilities Restructuring and other charges, net of tax (1) % – 16,296 716,627 14.4 WhatsApp (1,357 9.1 1,863 Net sales % Inventory turns (amounts in thousands) (12,396 1,345 Accrued payroll (amounts in thousands, except per share data) % of Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 2019 Right-of-use assets, net 2,986 $ 26,345 Days sales outstanding % For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2020 (1,422 21,966 $ 675,686 512 $ Current Liabilities: 12 Net/Com Products 14.6 10 (25,656 26,336 Previous articleKane and the Blackhawks visit the Blue JacketsNext articleNew York takes road win streak into matchup with Philadelphia Digital AIM Web Support (346 7 10,671 (16,201 26,523 55,765 Actual shares outstanding $ 98,489 28,460 8,427 Stock Performance Indicators: Total Net Sales 26,170 % 0.83 24.32 937,335 % Change 2019 82,111 $ ) 16 47.29 Deferred income taxes $ (8,427 108,051 $ ) 17,431 Non-cash Investing Activities: Total Stockholders’ Equity $ ) Inventories Healthcare, our largest vertical market, saw 12.5% sequential revenue growth, while our Finance vertical experienced 15.5% sequential revenue growth. Provision for doubtful accounts Changes in assets and liabilities: %) (1) Calculated as the trailing twelve months’ of net income divided by the average trailing twelve months’ of equity. 604 55,765 $ 0.62 Net income 418,807 (amounts in thousands)SalesMarginSalesMargin 49.66 % Change Interest expense Net cash used in investing activities – ) $ % Business Solutions 265,173 (20,115 262,309 Change Accrued expenses and other liabilities 134,888 13.7 $ 536 – – 8,630 $ 2 ) 340,023 A reconciliation from Net Income to Adjusted Net Income is detailed below. Adjusted Net Income is defined as Net Income plus restructuring and other charges, net of tax. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share are considered non-GAAP financial measures (see note above in Adjusted EBITDA for a description of non-GAAP financial measures). The Company believes that these non-GAAP disclosures provide helpful information with respect to the Company’s operating performance. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME Dividend payment 9,488 $ 2019 2020 (10,301 Twitter $ 2020 % 636,327 108,859 Net income 26,157 1,308,293 549,626 26,505 Public Sector Solutions Diluted 3,268 16.0 600 $ 451,310 (25 716,627 (16,221 2019 126,096 4 %) $ %) (5,035 Income tax expense Depreciation and amortization ) 1,237,579 Net sales for the Public Sector Solutions segment increased by 1.8% to $134.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $132.5 million in the prior year quarter. Sales to state and local government and educational institutions increased by 23.0%, compared to the prior year quarter, while sales to the federal government decreased by 27.8%. Gross profit decreased by 11.6% to $18.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $20.9 million in the prior year quarter. Gross margin decreased by 209 basis points to 13.7%. Our federal business declined against record Q4 net sales in 2019. % Other income/(expense), net % ) 514,694 ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE – 25 10,330 16,296 $ 675,686 Supplemental Cash Flow Information: 2,976 ) $ 28,050 ) 263 0.62 $ Other liabilities 19.1 Enterprise Solutions $ 1,061 90,060 % Life insurance proceeds recorded as receivable (1,422 $ ) $ 597,312 $ 26,328 (18 (11,033 2.13 % 73,602 Diluted (5,178 ) $ – Accounts receivable Accounts payable $ Accessories sales decreased by 1% year over year and accounted for 13% of net sales in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to 12% of net sales in the fourth quarter of 2019. 17,828 Basic (2) Restructuring and other charges in both 2020 and 2019 consist of severance and other charges related to internal restructuring activities. Local NewsBusiness ) 86,906 Trailing price/earnings ratio 32,515 26,523 %) $ 1,388 75 $ 90,060 610,096 992 8 $ 30,568 Other Hardware/Services 90,566 (913 (35,715 Accounts receivable, net Operating Data: Operating lease liability 2.12 22.67 Gross margin Income taxes receivable Restructuring and other charges $ 128,662 100 19.56 ) Facebook 675,686 21.23 Stock-based compensation expense 2019 % of 266,846 Tangible book value per share $ Net income (7,900 Net income Intangibles assets, net 9 (5,035 % (45,937 ) 3.12 Net cash used in financing activities $ December 31, – 12,821 21,966 1,863 10,536 707 2,171,483 $ 16,296 (43 Inventories, net 21,966 57,586 $ Common stock 342,260 308,923 $ 0.62 ) ) 9,767 %) ) $ (1) LTM: Last twelve months (11,033 Property and equipment, net 8,307 ) Cash Flows from Operating Activities: 21,966 Restructuring and other charges (2) 1,500 Facebook 776,411 Retained earnings 562,084 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 61 0.83 Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities %) -31 (25,656 Current Assets: 118,045 (30 (12,590 2,668 $ $ 99 Depreciation and amortization Years Ended December 31, 289 12,362 8 2020 2019 $ Additional paid-in capital 8 ) $ Gain from insurance policies CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 13,603 Adjusted Net Income $ 25 $ 40 644 ) Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31, $ Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (156 2.9 132,467 3.10 Operating margin 2,668 – 1,500 (amounts in thousands) 703 (19,470 – 2019 (1,645 $ 124,666 Gain on life insurance proceeds (398 2019 (6 12.6 ) – Loss on disposal of fixed assets $ 16.2 % % 103 $ 36,098 ) (70,563 43 EBITDA (17,431 (101,953 16.1 3,130 (6,178 38,127 A reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is detailed below. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) adjusted for restructuring and other charges, and stock-based compensation. Both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are considered non-GAAP financial measures. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s performance, financial position, or cash flows that either includes or excludes amounts that are not normally included or excluded in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. We believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide helpful information with respect to our operating performance including our ability to fund our future capital expenditures and working capital requirements. Adjusted EBITDA also provides helpful information as it is the primary measure used in certain financial covenants contained in our credit agreements. Non-GAAP measures are not a substitute for GAAP measures and should be considered together with the GAAP financial measures. Our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other similar titled measures of other companies. $ 12 (5,471 ) 5,595 Our Technology Solutions Group saw strong demand and growth across lifecycle and managed services. Specific areas included end user service desk, cloud consulting and workplace transformation. Quarterly Performance by Segment:Net sales for the Business Solutions segment increased by 1.1% to $265.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $262.3 million in the prior year quarter. Gross profit decreased by 3.7% to $50.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $52.6 million in the prior year quarter. Gross margin decreased by 95 basis points to 19.1% primarily due to changes in product mix. 1,463 18 -25 26,336 28 8,427 Dividend declaration $ Other non-current assets (43 4.1 119,891 (26 29 2,590,290 Issuance of stock under Employee Stock Purchase Plan ) 72,074 TAGS  34,960 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 4,505 7,088 (673 Three Months Ended December 31, (504 Twitter 21,966 $ NetGrossNetGross ) – Diluted earnings per share $ Purchases of equipment 264 235,641 Notebooks/Mobility ) Net sales for the Enterprise Solutions segment decreased by 14.4% to $275.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $321.9 million in the prior year quarter. Gross profit decreased by 6.7% to $39.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $42.6 million in the prior year quarter. Gross margin increased by 118 basis points to 14.4% primarily due to changes in customer mix. Quarterly Sales by Product Mix:Notebook/mobility sales, the Company’s largest product category, increased by 16% year over year and accounted for 34% of net sales in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to 28% of net sales in the fourth quarter of 2019. The increase in this product category was due to the continued work-from-home trend. ) ) EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA 25 Other assets % Prepaid expenses and other current assets 442 Cost of sales CONSOLIDATED SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION 858,980 $ $ 56,520 95,655 Accounts payable $ 26,322 Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,412 22.3 -32 $ Cash and cash equivalents Net Sales $ 2019 Software $ (1,476 100 28 1,253 $ 9 (2) Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) adjusted for stock-based compensation and restructuring and other related charges. ) Displays $ 90,060 $ Net sales $ $ ) (673 1,015,373 45,232 13,314 275,625 Return on equity (1) 9 20.1 Total current assets 1,061 Adjusted EBITDA 13,603 Goodwill 338,635 3,316 Shares used in the computation of earnings per common share: – %) (1,643 26,328 % REVENUE AND MARGIN INFORMATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS Pinterest Income tax provision (27 (amounts in thousands) % 29,603 Servers/Storage 801 8,375 ) 379,046 $ 111,972 9.5 ) Treasury stock at cost (55 ) 95,655 Total $ $ Total book value per share $ Product Mix:Net Sales – ) ) Earnings per common share: ) 9,631 Basic 345,741 140,867 2020 15.8 5,643 321,851 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY 107 26,156 Income from operations Purchase of treasury shares ASSETS (30,568 Payment of payroll taxes on stock-based compensation through shares withheld Stockholders’ Equity: (3,419 2020 $ 321 ) 2,368,724 90,060 % Change 937,335 13,314 ) Deferred income taxes (26 %) 3,269 12 ) 703 (32 At or for the Three Months Ended December 31, 64,226 $ 3,130 $ 9 Three Months Ended December 31, %) 14,523 128,662 (Amounts and shares in thousands, except operating data, P/E ratio, and per share data) ) 7,900 ) 26,505 24,900 2,820,034 0.83 73,602 82,111 4,219 36,603 Adjusted market capitalization/LTM Adjusted EBITDA (3) % 95,655 Gross profit 15 34 19,441 24,099 55,765 63 16,296 Closing price $ % 2020 $ 442 (31 – Market capitalization $ (1) Restructuring and other charges in both 2020 and 2019 consist of severance and other charges related to internal restructuring activities. 992 91,703 41 % 18,525 $ $ -26 100 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities: % ) (10,222 0.62 (8,429 4 Desktops 18 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2020 Accrued capital expenditures 288 8,375 (62,725 % – Total Assets (115 19,758 2.15 (amounts in thousands, except per share data)Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31, 2020 ) ) 20,170 2019 ) – $ LTM Adjusted EBITDA (2) $ 61,537 $ December 31, 33,625 We experienced record demand for notebooks and other mobility solutions as customers continue to advance their workplace transformation strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic. 82,111 Accessories Total current liabilities Income taxes paid 755 ) 90,566 116,113 12 13,842 % 33 % $ % % 82,623 % Change Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 26,335 $ 0.83 2020 16.2 WhatsApp 1,015,373 566,827 Diluted shares (1,061 716,627 2019 604 82,111 % 3.12 $ % ) View source version on CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Thomas Baker, 603.683.2505 Senior Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW HAMPSHIRE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE AUDIO/VIDEO HARDWARE SPECIALTY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS RETAIL SOURCE: Connection Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] December 10, 2017 1,266 Views in Daily Dose, Events, Featured fed chair Federal Open Market Commitee Federal Reserve the week ahead 2017-12-10 David Wharton Share Save About Author: David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Fed Chair Press Conference and FOMC Forecasts Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Fed Chair Press Conference and FOMC Forecasts Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: fed chair Federal Open Market Commitee Federal Reserve the week ahead Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Fed will release its quarterly economic projections this Wednesday, as well as holding a press conference with Fed Chair Janet Yellen. At 2 p.m., the Federal Open Market Committee will release its forecast report, covering GDP, the PCE price index, the unemployment rate, and forecasts of the next change in the Fed funds rate and the expected rate at the end of the next two years. The FOMC forecasts are compiled based on individual outlooks from each Fed governor and District president.At 2:30 p.m., the Fed Chair’s press conference will address these forecasts and other aspects of Fed policy.This conference will be noteworthy, as it will be Yellen’s last time to deliver these quarterly forecasts. Jerome Powell, President Trump’s nominee to succeed Yellen as Fed Chair, was confirmed by the Senate Banking Committee last week. Assuming his nomination is approved by a full Senate vote, he’ll be the one behind the podium to discuss the next FOMC forecasts in March 2018.Other events in the week ahead:Labor Department Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, MondayBright MLS November Housing Market Updates, Monday 10 a.m. ESTNFIB Small Business Optimism Index, Tuesday, 6 a.m. ESTTreasury Budget, Tuesday, 2 p.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. EST Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: How Tax Reform Will Affect American Companies Next: Roostify to Integrate with Black Knight’s Origination System  Print This Postlast_img read more