Caroline Mason to be new CEO at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

first_imgCaroline Mason to be new CEO at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Howard Lake | 19 September 2013 | News She is also co-founder of Investing for Good, a social investment advisory firm, which was one of the first Community Interest Companies (CICs). James Hughes-Hallett, Chairman of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, welcomed Mason’s appointment, commenting: “Her experience of working with civil society organisations and in particular developing the social investment market at Big Society Capital will be invaluable in helping the Foundation’s funding do more and reach those that need it most.” “We have a proud history of working to help improve the quality of life for individuals and communities across the UK, and I greatly look forward to working with Caroline to continue this vital work.”The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation makse grants of between £30 and £35 million each year towardswork within the arts, education and learning, the environment and social change.  It also operates a £26 million Finance Fund which invests in organisations that aim to deliver both a financial return and a social benefit. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Funding Management Recruitment / peoplecenter_img  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Caroline Mason has been appointed as the new Chief Executive at the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, one of the largest independent grantmakers in the UK.She will take up the role later this year, succeeding Dawn Austwick who left the Foundation this month.She is currently Chief Operating Officer at Big Society Capital. Before that she was Chief Operating Officer at Charity Bank, and has over eight years’ experience of working with organisations in the charity sector. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

$306 Million Growth in Polyphthalamide Market During 2020-2024 | 40% Growth to Come From…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness $306 Million Growth in Polyphthalamide Market During 2020-2024 | 40% Growth to Come From APAC | Technavio By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest TAGS  center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the global polyphthalamide market registered a YOY growth of 1.3% in 2020 and the market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios. –Get Free Sample Report Delivered Instantly to Know More This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005498/en/ Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Polyphthalamide Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire) Polyphthalamide Market: Increasing demand for polyphthalamide in major applications to drive growth Polyphthalamide is extensively used in various end-user applications such as automotive, electrical and electronics, wires and cables, and others owing to its high-temperature resistance properties. In the automotive industry, polyphthalamide is used in applications such as fuel line connectors, fuel cutoff valves, pump wear rings, air coolers, LED headlights, motor bobbin parts, and other components. Similarly, in the electrical and electronics industry, it is used to manufacture semiconductors, capacitors, circuit breakers, switches, relays, sensors, connectors, circuit breakers, motors, and other components. Thus, the growing applications of polyphthalamide is expected to fuel the growth of the market during the forecast period. Is there any relief during this COVID pandemic? Click to know As per Technavio, innovations in polyphthalamide will have a positive impact on the market and contribute to its growth significantly over the forecast period. This research report also analyzes other significant trends and market drivers that will influence market growth over 2020-2024. Polyphthalamide Market: Innovations in polyphthalamide Vendors operating in the market are focusing on product innovation to remain competitive and increase revenue. For instance, in October 2018, BASF SE introduced a new polyphthalamide product under the registered name Ultramid Advanced T1000. The product has a partially aromatic chemical structure and offers high resistance to humidity. Similarly, in January 2018, Evonik Industries AG developed VESTAMID HTplus as a replacement for metal in classic metal applications such as highly filled molding compounds. The introduction of such innovative products by vendors is expected to positively influence the growth of the polyphthalamide market over the forecast period. “Increasing demand for bio-based polyphthalamide and capacity expansion by key manufacturers will further boost market growth during the forecast period”, says a senior analyst at Technavio. Register for a free trial today and gain instant access to 17,000+ market research reports Technavio’s SUBSCRIPTION platform Polyphthalamide Market: Major Vendors The report covers details on the market’s competitive landscape and offers information on the products offered by various companies, including:Arkema SABASF SECelanese Corp.DuPont de Nemours Inc.EMS-CHEMIE HOLDING AG Polyphthalamide Market: Segmentation Analysis This market research report segments the polyphthalamide market by type (carbon-fiber filled polyphthalamide, glass-fiber filled polyphthalamide, mineral-filled polyphthalamide, and unfilled polyphthalamide) and geography (APAC, Europe, North America, MEA, and South America). The Europe region led the polyphthalamide market in 2020, followed by MEA, Europe, North America, MEA, and South America respectively. During the forecast period, APAC is expected to register the highest incremental growth due to the increasing production and sales of automobiles in the region. Technavio’s sample reports are free of charge and Gain competitive intelligence about market players. Track key industry trends, opportunities, and threats. Inform your marketing, brand, strategy, and market development.Request a free sample report Related Reports on Materials Include: Global Polybutadiene Rubber Market – Global polybutadiene rubber market is segmented by application (tires and non-tires) and geography (APAC, North America, Europe, MEA, and South America). Click Here to Get an Exclusive Free Sample Report Global Liquid Polybutadiene Market – Global liquid polybutadiene market is segmented by end-user (transportation, construction, industrial manufacturing, and others) and geography (APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, and South America). Click Here to Get an Exclusive Free Sample Report Some of the key topics covered in the report include: Market Share by Competitors Market Challenges Market Drivers Market Trends Vendor LandscapeVendors coveredVendor classificationMarket positioning of vendorsCompetitive scenario About Technavio Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions. With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists of more than 17,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage, extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their competitive positions within changing market scenarios. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005498/en/ CONTACT: Technavio Research Jesse Maida Media & Marketing Executive US: +1 844 364 1100 UK: +44 203 893 3200 Email:[email protected] Website:www.technavio.com/ KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CHEMICALS/PLASTICS MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Technavio Research Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Coronavirus live updates: 90-year-old becomes first to receive Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine outside trial

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 67.6 million people and killed over 1.5 million worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:Dec 08, 7:04 amUK ‘can’t afford to relax now,’ prime minister warnsAs COVID-19 vaccinations were administered to high-risk groups of people across the United Kingdom on Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the nation “can’t afford to relax now.”“It is important for people to understand that the virus is alas still rising in some parts of the country,” Johnson said while visiting a newly-opened vaccination center in London.When asked whether he would be receiving the shot, Johnson told reporters he is “not in the priority group” outlined by the government but that those who are eligible should get it.“I would just say to all those who are scared, don’t be,” he said. “You see people take the vaccine this morning, in large numbers, people are going to be taking it in the next few days and weeks and there is nothing to be nervous about.”The United Kingdom — made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — has the seventh-highest tally of COVID-19 infections in the world, with more than 1.7 million confirmed cases, including over 61,000 deaths, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University. The European island nation launched a mass immunization program on Tuesday, after authorizing emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.Dec 08, 6:36 amUS reports over 192,000 new casesThere were 192,299 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Monday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the 35th straight day that the U.S. has reported over 100,000 newly diagnosed infections. Monday’s tally is less than the country’s all-time high of 227,885 new cases confirmed on Dec. 4, according to Johns Hopkins data.An additional 1,404 deaths from the disease were also registered nationwide on Monday, down from a peak of 2,879 fatalities on Dec. 3, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over Thanksgiving followed by a potentially very large backlog from the holiday.A total of 14,954,331 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 283,746 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4 and reaching 200,000 for the first time on Nov. 27.Dec 08, 5:52 amRussia extends ban on mass gatherings at schools until 2022Russia has banned schools and extracurricular clubs from holding mass gatherings until Jan. 1, 2022.A ban on mass gatherings at Russian schools was first imposed in June to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and was set to expire on Jan. 1, 2021. But a new decree published Monday and signed by Russia’s chief sanitary doctor, Anna Popova, extends the ban and now also applies to sports organizations and other social infrastructure for children and youth.Universities and colleges are exempt from the ban.Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters said Tuesday it had confirmed 26,097 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 562 deaths from the disease in the past 24 hours. The country’s cumulative total currently stands at 2,515,009 confirmed cases with 44,159 deaths.Despite the growing number of infections and deaths, Russian authorities have repeatedly said they have no plans to impose another nationwide lockdown.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fourth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India and Brazil, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Dec 08, 4:16 am90-year-old grandmother becomes first to receive Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine outside clinical trialA 90-year-old grandmother became Patient A on Tuesday morning as she was the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine outside a clinical trial.Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, received the shot — the first of 800,000 doses — at University Hospital Coventry in central England at 6:31 a.m., as part of a mass immunization program rolled out across the United Kingdom, according to a press release from the National Health Service (NHS), the country’s publicly-funded health care system.Keenan, a former jewelry shop assistant who only retired four years ago, said she feels “so privileged to be the first person.” She will receive a booster injection — re-exposure to the immunizing antigen after initial vaccination — in 21 days “to ensure she has the best chance of being protected against the virus,” according to the press release.“It’s the best early birthday present I could wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the New Year after being on my own for most of the year,” Keenan, who has two children and four grandchildren, said in a statement released by the NHS.Last week, the U.K. became the first country in the world to authorize emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. The potentially life-saving vaccine was shown in late-stage clinical trials to be more than 95% effective in preventing COVID-19.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Tix Now Available to See F. Murray Abraham & Stark Sands in Nathan the Wise

first_img Related Shows Tickets are now on sale to see Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham and Tony nominee Stark Sands in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Nathan the Wise off-Broadway. Directed by Brian Kulick and adapted by Edward Kemp, the production will play a limited engagement March 23 through May 1 at Classic Stage Company. Opening night is set for April 13.Joining Abraham (Amadeus) as Nathan and Sands (Kinky Boots) as Templar in the cast will be George Abud as Al-Hafi, Austin Durant as Saladin, John Christopher Jones as Brother, Shiva Kalaiselvan as Sittah, Caroline Lagerfelt as Daya and Erin Neufer as Rachel.Nathan the Wise is set in Jerusalem, 1192, when Muslims, Christians and Jews live side by side thanks to a fragile truce that could collapse at any moment. As the tension mounts a question arises from the ruling Sultan: “which religion is the one most beloved by God?” Nathan, a pious Jewish merchant, is charged with answering this question to help secure the continued safety of his people.The production will feature set design by Tony Straiges, costumes by Anita Tavich, lighting by Joe Novak and sound by Matt Stine. Nathan The Wise View Commentscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 1, 2016 F. Murray Abraham & Stark Sands (Photos by Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

West Virginia Regulatory Staff Seek Answers on FirstEnergy Coal-Generation Plans

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Darren Sweeney for SNL:West Virginia regulatory staff have asked FirstEnergy Corp.’s utilities to explain why buying an existing coal-fired power plant is the best option for meeting future generation needs. The utilities also were asked to provide the additional costs needed to retrofit a supercritical, coal-fired plant to meet federal environmental requirements.Monongahela Power Co. and fellow FirstEnergy subsidiary Potomac Edison Co. submitted their integrated resource plan late last year to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. Mon Power, which supplies the generation needs for Potomac Edison’s West Virginia service territory, predicted a capacity shortfall of more than 850 MW by 2027 and said that purchasing existing generation facilities or co-firing its coal plants with gas are likely the best options to meet this need. (Case No. 15-2002-E-P)Guggenheim Securities LLC analyst Shahriar Pourreza noted in a March 15 research report that opponents of the plan are concerned that FirstEnergy is attempting to place one of its merchant coal plants into the West Virginia utilities’ rate base.Retrofitting would cost approximately $55 million to $80 million for each unit at the coal plants, which Mon Power breaks down to $85 per MW for the three units at Harrison and $140 per MW for the two units at Fort Martin.The utilities said they did not factor in the additional costs needed to meet the minimal EPA requirements under the Clean Power Plan since the regulations remain under litigation and “have yet to be defined in the state implementation plans.”Regulatory staff, however, also are skeptical of the effect on reliability during the retrofitting.“How can the Company remain in compliance with [PJM Interconnection LLC] requirements when at any given outage to retrofit a generating unit with co-fired natural gas burners, generation will be down by at least 546 MW?” the PSC staff asked.Full article ($): W Va. regulatory staff seek answers on FirstEnergy utilities’ coal generation plans West Virginia Regulatory Staff Seek Answers on FirstEnergy Coal-Generation Planslast_img read more

How will Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell match up with NBA’s elite point guards?

first_imgOnly a night after dazzling his teammates with his pinpoint passes, Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell spent the end of Monday’s practice helping his team with something that involved a little less fanfare. Russell lingered around to pick up all the empty water bottles as part of his rookie duties.“We got like 10 rookies,” said Russell in slight exaggeration, though Anthony Brown and Larry Nance Jr. were not around. “I’m surprised I’m the only one out here.”Russell could soon experience something just as humbling. The Lakers (1-3) will play the Sacramento Kings (3-1) on Tuesday in Las Vegas, where Russell will match up against nine-year NBA veteran Rajon Rondo. Russell will face other star point guards on Saturday (Golden State’s Stephen Curry) and on Monday (Portland’s Damian Lillard). Russell has tried modeling his game after those players as well as former NBA guard Chauncey Billups, amid his quest to live up and perhaps surpass his potential as this year’s No. 2 draft pick. Russell maintained he viewed the storyline “more as a Lakers vs. Kings matchup.” Yet, he then conceded, “it’ll definitely give you a visual on where you are at as an individual.”“You have to play against them. You can’t just watch them,” Russell said. “In the first go-around, I can’t go in as a fan that Steph Curry is my guy. It’s more like, ‘I’m playing against this dude. Let’s get this team a win.’”The Lakers believe Russell can help them win. They have gushed about Russell’s playmaking, especially after he recorded 11 of the Lakers’ 30 assists in a win against Maccabi Haifa on Sunday. Lakers coach Byron Scott even found similarities between Russell and point guards he both played with (Magic Johnson) and coached (Jason Kidd, Chris Paul). “All of them had that killer instinct,” Scott said. “They all wanted to step on your toe if they had you down. I think this kid has that. His vision on the court is a lot like all three of those guys.”So much that Lakers forward Metta World Peace called Russell “a vet” and “a confident kid.” “He definitely has my respect as far as how he is mentally. D’Angelo is going to be fine,” World Peace said. “I always tell him to stay hungry and don’t take my compliments too well.”Russell conveyed that mind-set by maintaining, “I use it as motivation to keep doing what I’m doing.” Russell also deflected credit to his teammates’ high marksmanship. But how will he fare against the NBA’s elite?He will come off the bench for the second consecutive game after sitting out the previous seven quarters because of a bruised glute. Russell made both of his field-goal attempts against Maccabi Haifi, but he only went 2 for 5 in the preseason opener last week against Utah. “You’ll make mistakes and turn the ball over against those guys. But they’ve been experienced,” said Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, who experienced the same thing last season. “It’ll be up and down. But once you get the hang of it, stay even keel.”Clarkson viewed Russell the same way, calling him “a chill dude.” The Lakers also marveled about several of Russell’s passes against Maccabi Haifa, which included a no-look pass at half-court to forward Tarik Black. “Just make the right play,” Russell said about his mind-set. “If somebody is open, get it to him no matter how you got to do it. It might be flashy. It might be ugly. But get them the ball when they’re open.”Yet, Scott noticed a potential learning curve in Russell’s teammates anticipating his passes. “It was the same with Magic,” Scott said. “When you came down the court, you had to make sure your hands were ready and that you were looking at him. Even if he wasn’t looking at you, he could fire a pass to you.”Unlike his lone season at Ohio State and during his pre-draft workouts, Russell has since declined to invoke comparisons to other NBA players. He will soon find out first-hand whether any of them are valid.Injury updateLakers center Roy Hibbert experienced soreness in his right knee during Monday’s practice. But Hibbert declined to have x-rays or an MRI, and the Lakers listed him as probable for Tuesday’s game against Sacramento. After sitting out of Monday’s practice, Lakers guard Marcelo Huertas will miss his fifth consecutive exhibition because of a strained right hamstring. The Lakers hope for Huertas to practice on Wednesday. Lakers forward Brandon Bass practiced on Monday, but he is expected to miss his third consecutive preseason game because of a bruised left knee. Kobe Bryant also missed practice on Monday, though it was just to rest. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more