Prize money surge hits ARC earnings in 2018

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finance Tags: Race Track and Racino Arena Racing Corporation (ARC) and its subsidiaries said increased prize money and labour costs were responsible for earnings being slashed in 2018.In figures filed for the calendar year to 31 December 2018, the UK racetrack owner and operator said it achieved earnings before interest, tax, deprecitation and amortisation of £7.9m during the period, which was exactly 50.0% down on £15.8m in 2017. Including its full range of divisions and business interests, ARC saw combined EBITDA fall by 47.1% to £10.1m.ARC and its subsidiaries saw turnover increase from £100.5m in 2017 to £137.5m, with the group increasing its turnover in 2018 through the acquisition of horse racing media rights for Australia and the US together with the expansion of greyhound media rights. The group also acquired Ffos Las racecourse in May 2018.The increase in revenue was driven by the growth of The Racing Partnership, ARC’s media arm, which saw turnover surge by 156% from £24.1m to £61.9m. The subsidiary, which broadcasts racing coverage to licensed betting offices, added coverage from 13 racecourses at the start of 2018 including Bath, Newcastle, and Uttoxeter.ARC’s racecourses and a few other small subsidiaries saw revenue remain flat despite the increased rights payments, while its two greyhound stadia saw revenue fall by 3%. Total turnover for the group and its associated businesses grew by 25.2% to £190.7m in 2018.ARC said the decline in profit on ordinary activities before interest and taxation and EBITDA was principally driven by an increased prize money contribution and increased overheads, particularly labour costs, where the group has seen a further increase in the national minimum wage. ARC gave away £17.7m in prize money in its more than 500 fixtures in 2018, which was up 56% on the £11.3m figure of 2011.Administrative expenses grew by 14.7% to £39.5m.“The directors are satisfied with the results for the year and the year end position of the group,” ARC said.In December 2018, ARC announced it would be reducing its executive contribution to prize-money by £3m in 2019, blaming the cuts on the prospect of reduced media rights income.A boycott of ARC fixtures took place in March, leading to an agreement being reached between ARC and the National Trainers Federation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Sports betting Horse racingcenter_img Prize money surge hits ARC earnings in 2018 Email Address 11th October 2019 | By contenteditor Arena Racing Corporation (ARC) and its subsidiaries said increased prize money and labour costs were responsible for a halving of EBITDA in 2018.last_img read more

Guest House / Lucas Maino Fernandez

first_imgCopyCabins & Lodges, Houses•Chonchi, Chile Guest House / Lucas Maino Fernandez ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLucas Maino FernandezOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureLodgingCabins & LodgesResidential ArchitectureHousesChonchiOn InstagramChilePublished on May 31, 2019Cite: “Guest House / Lucas Maino Fernandez” [Casa para invitados / Lucas Maino Fernandez] 31 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?智利小岛上的“宾客之家” / Lucas Maino Fernandez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 Architects: Lucas Maino Fernandez Area Area of this architecture project 2018 Year:  Projects Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Guest House / Lucas Maino FernandezSave this projectSaveGuest House / Lucas Maino FernandezSave this picture!© Marcos Zegers+ 18Curated by María Francisca González Sharecenter_img “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Madera Nativa “Luma”Construction:Patricio ValbuenaCollaborators:Amanda Pino, Cristina González , Maira OlivaresArchitect In Charge:Lucas Maino FernandezCity:ChonchiCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcos ZegersRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The house Casa Para Invitados is located by the northern access to the city of Chonchi on the island Isla Grande de Chiloé. The house aims to achieve the requirements of a home while creating new economic alternatives for the client.Save this picture!© Marcos ZegersDue to this, the work in question is based on two fundamental requirements that shape the project. As a first condition, all the requirements of the residence as such are considered, and secondly, it is simultaneously made applicable for the development of a guest house. In this way, the project is capitalized on by itself by the means of the tourism that the area provides, opting for the new information technologies that create possibilities of offering one’s own home as an accommodation option.Save this picture!© Marcos ZegersSave this picture!Floor Plan 1st and 2nd FloorSave this picture!© Marcos ZegersThe plot where the project is located is a relatively flat site of 5,000 square meters and without much to offer in itself. On the north, south and west sides, it borders other isolated housings, while on the east side, it offers a view of the inland sea between the island Chiloé and the Andes mountain range of the continental Chilean territory.Save this picture!© Marcos ZegersSave this picture!Sections / ElevationsSave this picture!© Marcos ZegersThe conditions of the plot direct the view of the building towards one direction, which in turn, exposes a privacy problem in the three remaining sides of the house for the residents, as well as for the neighbours. It is because of this reason, that the west, north and south facades are transformed into a semi-exterior corridor, which is covered by a wooden latticework, generating a space that allows interaction between the interior and exterior environments.Save this picture!© Marcos ZegersAs a general strategy, the project proposes a single volume that rises three meters from the ground and houses two coexisting programs. One-third of the building corresponds to the housing sector, while the remaining two-thirds belong to the guest-house area. In addition to the above, each zone has an independent entrance located on respective sides, joined by the semi-external corridor.In the guest-house sector, there are two rooms, each with a private bathroom and a shared common space with a living room and dining room-kitchen. The housing sector consists of a bedroom with a private bathroom, a yoga room or multipurpose space, a living room and an integrated dining room-kitchen. The washing facilities, storage and three parking lots are located on the ground floor.Save this picture!© Marcos ZegersLike this, Casa Para Invitados presents a solution to challenges related to the advancement of technology and renting strategies, as opposed to a house inhabited only by its owners. A project that positions architecture as the protagonist, where a single volume takes over the terrain, working both as a way of engaging and as an attraction in itself, as a volume that mediates between residents and visitors.Save this picture!© Marcos ZegersProject gallerySee allShow less18 Cool Examples of Architecture for KidsArticlesMouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj Design Urban Greenway for DubaiArchitecture News Share Cabins & Lodges “COPY” Chilelast_img read more

La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Ed Gives Back with Donation to Local Non-profit

first_img Subscribe HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 70 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img LCPC Parent Education Board members donated 10% of proceeds to Door of Hope – From L to R: Dorothy Chen, Stephanie Ferguson, Maggie Mason, Ashley Barrett, Angela Shepherd-Isagholian, Daniela Kim, Barbara Stratte, Lynne Graves, Betsy Farhat, Darby Pearson, Charlotte MillerA Pasadena organization was the recipient of a gift from the La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s (LCPC’s) Parent Education Program. LCPC’s Volunteer Board donated 10% of its anniversary fundraising proceeds, $4,619 in total, to Door of Hope, a local non-profit organization serving homeless families. Parent Education Board Chair Maggie Mason represented the Board during a tour of Door of Hope saying, “Our Parent Ed Board is excited and humbled to be able to support such a wonderful organization that is serving our homeless brothers and sisters.” Anne Bierling, Director of Parent Education, said: “It was our honor to support Door of Hope and their mission to support families in need. Their organization is so well managed and effective in helping families recover from homelessness. The personal stories of recovery are amazing.”Since 1985, Door of Hope has helped end homelessness for nearly 700 families, and 83% have not experienced homelessness again. Because 80% of women and children who are homeless have also experienced domestic violence, one of three of Door of Hope’s sites has been dedicated exclusively to helping families heal from domestic violence while equipping them with the skills they need to thrive in permanent housing. In recent years there has been an increased demand for their domestic violence and homelessness site according to Executive Director, Rev. Megan Katerjian. To address this growing need, a second Door of Hope site was converted to exclusively serve those experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. Parent Education’s donation will be used to help with the financial needs of converting this home, for trauma-informed trainings for Door of Hope staff, and for safety and security upgrades. Door of Hope is a ministry partner of La Canada Presbyterian Church and Parent Education is honored to support their work in the community with this donation. If you wish to support this organization, a list of their in-kind needs can be found on their website at Ed will begin its 41st year in September. If you have a child between 0-18 years old, we have a class for you! In addition to our 16 daytime classes, Parent Ed will also offer a growing number of evening Parent Express classes in the fall. To find class listings, staff bios, registration information and more, please go to our website at Scholarships and payment plans are available. Affordable childcare is offered during all class times. La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Cañada. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Faith & Religion News La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Ed Gives Back with Donation to Local Non-profit By AMANDA BAUGHMAN Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 2:35 pm Community News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newslast_img read more

Exhibit opens to large crowd

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Email the author Published 10:51 pm Monday, March 26, 2012 Exhibit opens to large crowd By Secrets Revealed Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Twister tales A damaged barn is seen after a suspected tornado touchdown on Oak Grove Road in Troy, Ala., Friday, March 23,… read more The artists’ reception for the “4 Painters” at the Johnson Center for the Arts Sunday afternoon was a great success, with the four artists, Richard Mills, George Taylor, Clark Walker and John Wagnon in attendance.Wiley White, Center development coordinator, said the four artists have Montgomery connections and a large group from Montgomery attended the reception.“The artists were very pleased with the way the exhibit was hung and they raved about the building,’ White said. “They were very thankful that this grand old building has been preserved and, especially, as an art gallery. And, we were pleased that the artists were pleased.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip The Charles Henderson High School Senior Art Exhibit and the TroyFest Student Art Competition will also be featured at the Johnson Center during the month of April and at TroyFest.Two Pike County legendary artists, Jean Lake and Pugh Windham, will be featured in the “Pike County Masters” exhibition that opens April 25 in the lower level gallery. Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories White said the artwork of the four painters is varied.“We have everything from landscapes to portraits to abstracts,” she said. “Each artist has such a distinct style and it is amazing to see it displayed together. The artwork is colorful and it mixes well. It’s a great show and one that will continue to generate interest.”The “4 Painters” exhibit will hang through April and will be featured at TroyFest April 28 and 29. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The exhibition will run through May 30.The “4 Painters” exhibit is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. until April 28. The exhibit will also be open on Sunday, April 29 from noon until 3 p.m. for the TroyFest Arts & Craft Festival. Admission to the Johnson Center for the Arts is always free of charge. Group tours are available by appointment by calling 334-670-2287.last_img read more

NHS cannot avoid the Internet age for ever

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article NHS cannot avoid the Internet age for everOn 22 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today The NHS is a vast and sometimes cumbersome organisation that regularly defies all attemps to manange it – to the frustration of staff, patients and politicians. It is a fact that will doubtless occur to health service HR professionals this week as they read about plans to introduce a single web site advertising every single NHS vacancy.The project is nothing if not ambitious. The NHS remains the largest employer in Europe, with a massive number of annual vacancies and an advertising recruitment bill to match. It must make sense to try to reduce both the cost of filling vacancies and the time spent on the endless paperwork involved.But the news comes at a time of growing doubts about e-recruitment. The image of recruitment web sites was tarnished recently by a report claiming the majority of sites repeatedly advertise the same job, quote inflated salaries, with many also making unsubstantiated claims about the security of personal information. Some HR professionals in the health service are also mindful of the fact that many employees are unfamiliar with the Internet, even feeling hostile towards it. They are wary of attempts to move recruitment entirely on-line – at least for the foreseeable future. Traditional recruitment advertising methods, it appears, are a long way from being knocked from their perch.So why bother? And what’s in it for health service HR practitioners? There will undoubtedly be big savings in both time and money to putting recruitment on-line. According to one HR director, filling one junior doctor’s post can involve sending each applicant’s CV to up to 15 different people involved in the short-listing process. The new system could deliver those CVs at the touch of a button.But the proposed changes are about more than simply cutting down on paperwork and speeding up the recruitment process, important as these things are. It is about dragging the NHS into the 21st century and being seen to be a modern service.The Internet has transformed almost every sphere of 21st century life. The NHS cannot hide from that fact. Internet recruitment may have its drawbacks, but the potential benefits are simply too great for the NHS to be left behind in the Internet revolution. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Modeling the propagation characteristics of chorus using CRRES suprathermal electron fluxes

first_imgIn the present paper, phase space density functions of the form f(v) = A N /v n are fitted to statistical distributions of suprathermal electron fluxes (E = 0.213–16.5 keV) from the CRRES satellite, parameterized by L-shell, Magnetic Local Time (MLT), and geomagnetic activity. The fitted distributions are used in conjunction with ray tracing to calculate the Landau damping rates of an ensemble of rays representing whistler-mode chorus waves. The modeled propagation characteristics are compared with observations of chorus wave power from the CRRES satellite, as a function of L-shell, MLT, and magnetic latitude, in various frequency bands, and under various geomagnetic conditions. It is shown that the model results are remarkably consistent with many aspects of the observed wave distributions, including frequency, L-shell, MLT, and latitudinal dependence. In addition, the MLT distribution of wave power becomes characteristically asymmetric during active geomagnetic conditions, with small propagation lengths on the nightside which increase with MLT and maximize on the dayside. This asymmetry is shown to be directly related to the dynamics of the Landau resonant suprathermal electrons which drift around the Earth whilst undergoing scattering and loss due to a variety of plasma waves. Consequently, the suprathermal electrons play an important role in radiation belt dynamics, by controlling the distribution of chorus, which in turn contributes to the acceleration and loss of relativistic electrons in the recovery phase of storms.last_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – Math

first_imgAurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionateabout teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualifiedpart-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based oncourse demand and staffing.Aurora University is looking for qualified Instructors to teachcourses including: Quantitative reasoning, Foundations of Algebra,College Algebra, and General Statistics. Master’s degree inmathematics or related subject is required.Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter statingthe specific areas you are interested in teaching to:[email protected]last_img

Oxford hits £1.25 billion target

first_imgOxford Thinking, the fundraising campaign for the University of Oxford, has passed its initial target of £1.25 billion and now stands at almost £1.3 billion.Launched only in May 2004, this marks the shortest time ever taken by a European university to reach such a target.36% of the total came from alumni of the University, with 16% of all alumni contributing last year, the highest of any university in the UK. Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, commented, “We are enormously grateful to all those who have supported the campaign and who are helping us to secure Oxford’s place as a world-class university for generations to come.”5.4% of the money raised has been donated by corporations, providing support for academic posts such as the KPMG Professor of Taxation Law and the Lovells Professor of Law and Finance. This has had mixed responses from students: some reacted positively, with a first year linguist commenting, “I approve of positions in the University being supported by big corporations. If it’s a means to an end, I think it’s a good thing.”Others, however, were more sceptical: first-year classicist Jasmine Krishnamurthy-Spencer said that she doubted whether the donations really were “no-strings-attached money”.A University spokesperson commented, “Corporate funders providing philanthropic support are treated the same way as any other donation. Donors who choose to support academic posts do not determine the direction or academic content of a chair — this is left to the University.”23% of the money came as donations from those with no previous affiliation to the University, including major gifts from Russian-born US businessman Leonard Blavatnik and Mica Ertegun, the widow of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.The University’s reliance on philanthropy has led some to question the sources of the money, but a University spokesperson commented, “All proposed donations over £100,000 are subject to formal scrutiny and review by the University’s Committee to Review Donations, whether from individuals or organisations.”Results of the funding drive include the development of the UNIQ summer school programme and the provision of scholarships for graduate research, as well as the restoration of University buildings, notably the Ashmolean Museum and the Department of Earth Sciences.Oxford has stressed that despite the increase in fees, the accompanying reduction in government funding will “to a large extent ‘cancel out’ the increased fee income” meaning that the university will still rely heavily on outside funding.The Oxford system costs around £16,000 per student per year and “only around half the costs of that education have ever been met by the combination of fees and government funding.” The next stage of the campaign is said to have “a special focus on student support.”last_img read more

Find a Baker >> National Cupcake Week

first_imgPretty Princess, Cheshire Chocoloty London BakeryWebsiteLocation Mama’s Alice Rose Cakes and Leakers Angel Cracking Cakeswww.crackingcakes.bizHarpenden, Herts Bake Sensewww.bakesense.comCheshire The Cupcake Cake Life is Sweetwww.LifeIsSweetNI.comCo. Antrim, Northern Ireland Nina’s Cakes & Bakeswww.ninascakesandbakes.comLondon Paul Rhodes, London The Lilypad Molly’s Little Bakerywww.mollyslittlebakery.blogspot.comSwanley Melie’s Cute Country Sussex The Cupcake Scrumptious Lippylicious Yorks Sweet Yummy Cupcake Butterfly The Fancy Bakerwww.thefancybaker.comSouth East London Cake The Cake Samworth Mowbray Cake Candy Cakeswww.candycakes.comLondon Indulgence and Hove Coughlanswww.coughlans.comCroydon Peace of Cakewww.peaceofcakelondon.comLondon Cupcake And Shields The Tiny Cake Companywww.thetinycakecompany.comRichmond Beverly Hills Bakerywww.beverlyhillsbakery.comLondon What’s Up Cupcakewww.whatsupcupcake.comWhitstable Cherish, N. Ireland Fairly Fairy Fair The Organic Cupcake Bakeries supporting National Cupcake Week Ragamuffin Buttercup Cake Cupcakes and Peonieswww.cupcakespeonies.blogspot.comLichfield Bumblebee Cupcake Glasgowwww.cupcakeglasgow.comGlasgow Cupcake and the dish ran away with the spoon Didsbury Swallow Bakerywww.swallowbakery.comChichester Beach House 2010 Sponsors The Cake Kiss Me Cupcakes Ems Cupcake Mewww.cupcakeme.orgIreland Lily Vanilliwww.lilyvanilli.comLondon Great Little Cupcake Ella’s The Kent Cupcakerywww.thekentcupcakery.blogspot.comKent Chepstow Cupcakeswww.chepstowcupcakes.comChepstow Hey Little Cupcakewww.iheartideas.comManchester Sweet and Cup of Love Hummingbird Bakerywww.hummingbirdbakery.comLondon Cupcake The Vanilla Pod Bakerywww.vanillapodbakery.comCheltenham Lavender Jessica’s Cupcakeswww.jessicascupcakes.comBanbury Katie Cakes Sweet & The West Sussex Cupcake Companywww.westsussexcupcakecompany.comStorrington Comfort and Handmade Cake Angel Food Cake and Cookie St Peter Wicked Hampsons and Lulubelles Cakeswww.lulubellescakes.comDorset Cate’s Cupcakeswww.catescupcakes.comYorkshire Bea’s of Bloomsburywww.beasofbloomsbury.comLondon Cameo Cakes to Your Buns of Bake Me London Cupcake Truckles Deli and Coffee Wimbledon Outsider Tartwww.outsidertart.comLondon Tilly Mint Bakerywww.tillymintbakery.comTruro Queenies, Shrops The Angel Cupcake RevolutionCupcake Revolution on FacebookWirral, Cheshire Tasty Little Cirencester Liggy’s Cake Classy Angelina Cupcakewww.angelinacupcake.coTowcester Fashion Star Sugarcup Blue Door The Cupcake CaféLong Bennington Model Cateringwww.modelcatering.comLondon, NW10 Sweet Tooth Cakehole Londonwww.cakeholelondon.comLondon, SE11 Cupcake Café Simply Want to speak to a cupcake expert or simply find a top cupcake baker in your area?  These bakeries will be getting involved in National Cupcake Week.Are you a professional baker and want to be included on the list? Contact: Susann Jerry e mail: [email protected] you would like to get involved in National Cupcake Week contact Andrew Williams:[email protected] Campbell’s Bakerywww.campbellsbakery.comCrieff Aardvark Helen’s Sara Louise Yummylicious Yorkshire Ina’s Kitchen Dessertswww.inashandmade.ieDublin Bluebell I Made It Crumbs La Crème Cupcakewww.lacremecupcake.comWest Sussex The Vanilla Bakery Country Cupcakeswww.countrycupcakes.comPriston Genii Bittersweet Bakerswww.bittersweetbakers.comLondon Fantasy Traiteur de Pariswww.traiteurdeparis.comFrance Truly Mums Who Keynes Missi’s cakeswww.missiscakes.comBeds The Little House of Delights by Cynthiawww.delightsbycynthia.comLondon Patacake read more

Affordable cancer treatments available

first_imgMore than 2.4 million cancer deaths could be avoided each year in developing countries using prevention and treatment interventions that are affordable and that could be made widely available, according to a new report. And deaths due to children’s cancers are among those that could be curtailed most easily.  Costs of treatment for certain common cancers are as little as $100 per course of treatment in developing nations.Even more disturbing, low-cost pain relief medications remain largely inaccessible to patients in developing countries, meaning that most people with cancer worldwide suffer tremendous pain  — needlessly — before they die, the report’s authors say.These findings come from the report, “Closing the Cancer Divide: A Blueprint to Expand Access in Low and Middle Income Countries,” being released today by an international group of experts organized by the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries (GTF.CCC), and hosted by a consortium of organizations that includes Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Partners In Health.Once considered a problem only in wealthy countries, cancer is now a leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries. About 55 percent of the world’s 12.7 million new cases and 65 percent of the 7.6 million cancer deaths each year occur in these nations.The report was discussed at a daylong symposium Oct. 28 at Harvard Medical School. It was attended by representatives from national governments from low- and middle-income countries, global and national civil society organizations, the private sector, academia, and donors.Lead authors of the report: The report has more than 115 contributors from around the world. The lead authors include Felicia Knaul, director, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, associate professor, Harvard Medical School, Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries, founder, Cáncer de Mama: Tómatelo a Pecho; Julio Frenk, dean of Harvard School of Public Health and GTF.CCC co-chair; Lawrence Shulman, chief medical officer and senior vice president medical affairs, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, co-chair GTF.CCC; Jonathan Quick, president and chief executive officer, Management Sciences for Health; Rifat Atun, director of strategy, performance and evaluation cluster, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Nancy Keating, associate professor of medicine and health care policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Peter Piot, director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Sir George Alleyne, chancellor of the University of West Indies; Julie Gralow, professor of medical oncology, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Paul Farmer, co-founder, Partners In Health, chair of Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.[youtube]last_img read more