Proportions – Low Dimension http://lowdimension.net/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 21:37:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://lowdimension.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-4-150x150.png Proportions – Low Dimension http://lowdimension.net/ 32 32 Culturally Appropriate Dietary Changes | UDaily https://lowdimension.net/culturally-appropriate-dietary-changes-udaily/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 21:37:43 +0000 https://lowdimension.net/culturally-appropriate-dietary-changes-udaily/ Article by Adam Thomas Photo by Kopo Oromeng and iStock January 12, 2022 UD study identifies sustainable diets acceptable to local preferences and cultures The foods we grow and eat are one of the main factors that determine the health of humans and the environment. Although there have been many efforts over the years to […]]]>

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UD study identifies sustainable diets acceptable to local preferences and cultures

The foods we grow and eat are one of the main factors that determine the health of humans and the environment. Although there have been many efforts over the years to define sustainable diets and to try to provide people around the world with the proper nutrition they need, many of these efforts do not take dietary preferences into account. local conditions or the adverse effects that growing certain foods have on the environment.

A new paper by Dongyang Wei and Kyle Davis of the University of Delaware attempts to remedy this by examining how staple grains can be used as an effective food group for dietary changes that can be culturally appropriate and ecologically sustainable.

Their article was recently published in Environmental Research Letters.

Wei, a doctoral student in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences, was the lead author of the paper and said that although previous studies have focused on certain parts of this problem, such as considering foods having a lower environmental impact and providing higher levels of nutrition. — this study wanted to incorporate local dietary preferences to see if the proposed changes would actually be feasible.

“We wanted to take into account local preferences and cultural acceptance, because that would increase the chances that sustainable diets would actually be accepted,” Wei said.

In collaboration with Davis, assistant professor at the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment’s Department of Geography and Space Sciences and the Plant and Soil Science Department of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and a resident faculty member at UD Data Science Institute, Wei examined how country-specific changes in the supply of grains, which currently account for more than 40% of the world’s dietary calories, protein, iron and zinc, could contribute to more sustainable diets.

While grains are not consumed as widely in the United States, Western Europe and Australia, they play a vital nutritional role in many other countries.

“Regions facing food security challenges include the Middle East, Africa and South Asia,” Wei said. “These areas are also the ones that consume large proportions of grains, so long-lasting dietary changes to grains may have greater impacts in these places.”

The researchers identified two changes in particular that would be locally acceptable and help increase nutrition while reducing the environmental impacts of agricultural production. This includes incorporating more drought-tolerant cereals – such as maize, sorghum and millet – and increasing the share of whole grains.

Wei said that unlike grains such as rice and wheat – which are widely consumed but offer fewer nutritional benefits – other drought-tolerant grains use water more efficiently, release fewer greenhouse gases during their production and are able to maintain their nutrient content in the face. of high CO2 in the atmosphere. These drought-tolerant cereals were once much more widely consumed.

There is also widespread consumption of refined grains, such as bleached flour, which is derived from grains but lacks many of the original nutrients contained in the crop. “Promoting an increase in whole grains in the diet while reducing refined flours and other processed products such as white bread can have significant nutritional and health benefits,” Davis said.

To conduct the study, Wei and Davis looked at historical data from 1961 to 2011 from the Global Expanded Nutrient Supply Database, which contains information on 225 food products. Data was available for 152 countries, which represent 96% of the world’s population.

They looked at national-level dietary scenarios to take into account each nation’s historical and current dietary habits to better understand what dietary changes would be locally acceptable and achievable.

They found that changing diets to include more drought-tolerant grains and more whole grains would lead to a substantial increase in dietary nutrients while helping to reduce the environmental footprint of agricultural production.

For example, the demand for freshwater resources used to irrigate crops could be reduced by up to 11% globally, and water-scarce countries like Yemen could reduce their water demand by up to 60%.

Since all of the crops considered in the study were and still are grown and consumed in each country, it is possible to identify locally acceptable dietary changes that can result in multiple environmental and human health benefits.

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Celsion Corporation Announces Price of $ 30 Million Direct Registered Offerings of Convertible Redeemable Preferred Shares https://lowdimension.net/celsion-corporation-announces-price-of-30-million-direct-registered-offerings-of-convertible-redeemable-preferred-shares/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 01:49:46 +0000 https://lowdimension.net/celsion-corporation-announces-price-of-30-million-direct-registered-offerings-of-convertible-redeemable-preferred-shares/ LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ, January 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN), a clinical-stage development company focused on DNA-based immunotherapy and next-generation vaccines, today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain institutional investors for the purchase of 50,000 convertible redeemable shares of series A preferred shares and 50,000 convertible redeemable […]]]>

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ, January 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN), a clinical-stage development company focused on DNA-based immunotherapy and next-generation vaccines, today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain institutional investors for the purchase of 50,000 convertible redeemable shares of series A preferred shares and 50,000 convertible redeemable preferred shares of series B. Each preferred share of series A and series B has a purchase price of $ 285, which represents a Initial issue discount of 5% of the declared value of $ 300 of each share. Each Series A preferred share is convertible into common shares of Celsion at an initial conversion price of $ 0.91 per share. Each Series B preferred share is convertible into common shares of Celsion at an initial conversion price of $ 1.00 per share. Series A and B preferred shares are convertible at the option of the holder at any time after receipt by the Company of shareholder approval for a reverse stock split of the Company’s common shares. Celsion will be authorized to compel the conversion of the Series A and Series B preferred shares after certain conditions have been met and subject to certain limitations. The aggregate net proceeds of the Offers, before the deduction of placement agent fees and other estimated expenses of the Offer, are approximately $ 28.5 million.

Series A and B preferred shares allow their holders to vote with the holders of the Company’s common shares on a proposal to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s common shares at a special meeting of shareholders of the Company. the society. The Series A preferred shares allow the holder to vote on such a proposal on the basis of a conversion into ordinary shares. Series B preferred shares allow the holder to cast 45,000 votes per share of Series B preferred shares on such a proposal. The Series A and Series B preferred shares will not be entitled to vote on any other matter. The holders of Preferred Shares of Series A and B have agreed not to transfer their preferred shares until after the special meeting of shareholders of the Company. The holders of Series A preferred shares have agreed to vote for their shares in favor of this proposal and the holders of Series B preferred shares have agreed to vote for their shares in the same proportions as the common shares and the preferred shares. of series A are voted. this proposition. Holders of Series A and Series B preferred shares have the right to require the Company to redeem their preferred shares in cash at 105% of the declared value of those shares from the first of the approvals by the parties. Company shareholders of the reverse stock split and 90 days after the closing of the issues of Series A and Series B preferred shares and up to 120 days after such closing.

The bid closing is expected to take place on or around January 13, 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Additional information regarding the securities described above and the terms of the offer are included in a current report on Form 8-K to be filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

AGP / Alliance Global Partners is acting as sole placement agent for the offer.

The Series A and Series B preferred shares and the ordinary shares into which such preferred shares are convertible are offered in accordance with a registration statement on Form S-3 (333-254515), which has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2021. Offers will be made only by means of Prospectus Supplements and a prospectus forming part of the registration statement. Copies of the final Prospectus Supplements and accompanying prospectus relating to the Registered Direct Offer can be obtained from AGP / Alliance Global Partners, 590 Madison Avenue, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10022 at (212) 624- 2060.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy such securities, and there will be no sale of such securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be illegal prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About Celsion Corporation

Celsion is a fully integrated clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on advancing a portfolio of innovative cancer treatments, including immunotherapies and DNA-based therapies, and a platform for vaccine development for base of nucleic acids currently focused on SARS-CoV-2. The Company’s product portfolio includes GEN-1, a DNA-based immunotherapy for the localized treatment of ovarian cancer. Celsion also has two platform technologies in the feasibility phase for the development of novel nucleic acid-based immunotherapies and other DNA or RNA-based cancer therapies. Both are novel, synthetic, non-viral vectors with demonstrated ability in cellular nucleic acid transfection. For more information on Celsion, visit www.celsion.com.

Celsion GmbH is the 100% subsidiary of Celsion, with a special purpose, based in Zug, Switzerland. Celsion GmbH is responsible for supporting the studies of ThermoDox®, a proprietary liposomal encapsulation of heat-activated doxorubicin, is under investigator-sponsored development for several cancer indications. For more information about Celsion GmbH, visit www.celsiongmbh.com.

Forward-looking statements:

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made in accordance with the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current beliefs, expectations and assumptions and include statements regarding the platform. -form with the potential to offer broad protection against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and possible future mutations of SARS-CoV-2 or other coronaviruses. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict, including the ability of the Company’s platform to provide broad protection against COVID-19, and possible mutations. future of SARS-CoV-2 or other coronaviruses, the issuance of a patent to the Company for the use of its technological platform for the treatment or prevention of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the origin of COVID-19, unforeseen changes in the course of research and development activities and in clinical trials; uncertainties and difficulties in analyzing intermediate clinical data, especially in small subgroups that are not statistically significant; FDA and regulatory uncertainties and risks; the significant expense, time and risk of failure of conducting clinical trials; the need for Celsion to assess its future development plans; possible acquisitions or licenses of other technologies, assets or companies; possible actions of customers, suppliers, competitors or regulatory authorities; and other risks detailed from time to time in Celsion’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Celsion assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements that become false due to subsequent events, new information or otherwise.

CONTACTS:

Celsion Company
Jeffrey W. Church
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
609-482-2455
jchurch@celsion.com

LHA Investor Relations
Kim Sutton Golodetz 212-838-3777
kgolodetz@lhai.com

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20 years of torture in the United States – and it counts https://lowdimension.net/20-years-of-torture-in-the-united-states-and-it-counts/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 05:01:00 +0000 https://lowdimension.net/20-years-of-torture-in-the-united-states-and-it-counts/ (New York) – Twenty years after detention operations began at Guantánamo Bay on January 11, 2002, a new report assesses the enormous costs of illegal US transfers, secret detention and torture following the September 11, 2001 attacks The report, from the Costs of War Project at the Watson Institute at Brown University and Human Rights […]]]>

(New York) – Twenty years after detention operations began at Guantánamo Bay on January 11, 2002, a new report assesses the enormous costs of illegal US transfers, secret detention and torture following the September 11, 2001 attacks The report, from the Costs of War Project at the Watson Institute at Brown University and Human Rights Watch, describes how these abuses violate the rights of victims and suspects, create a burden on U.S. taxpayers, and undermine efforts to combat it. terrorism around the world, ultimately endangering universal human rights. protections for all.

“Around the world, Guantánamo remains one of the most enduring symbols of the injustice, abuse and contempt for the rule of law that the United States unleashed in response to the September 11 attacks,” said Letta Tayler, Associate Director of Crisis and Conflict. at Human Rights Watch and co-author of the report. “The US government’s use of deeply flawed military commissions, along with other breaches of due process, has not only violated the rights of the men detained at Guantanamo. It also deprived survivors of the 9/11 attacks and the families of the dead of their right to justice. “

The report notes that:

  • The United States has held no one responsible for the CIA’s orchestrating a system of undisclosed “black sites” around the world in which it secretly detained at least 119 Muslim men and tortured at least 39.
  • The United States has largely resisted responsibility for abuses in its military prisons in Afghanistan and Iraq, where it has held thousands of Muslims, including several women and boys, and in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
  • The US military still detains 39 Muslim men at Guantanamo, 27 of them without criminal charge, and court proceedings are so flawed that none of the five 9/11 suspects have been brought to justice. The prisoners are among at least 780 foreign Muslim men and boys the United States has held at Guantanamo since January 11, 2002.
  • The United States has spent more than $ 5.48 trillion on the “war on terror,” including $ 540 million a year just to hold prisoners at Guantanamo.
  • As illegal detentions in the United States have gradually declined, civilian deaths and injuries in United States-led strikes in the “war on terror” have skyrocketed under Presidents Barack Obama. and Donald J. Trump, also without liability.

“Extraordinary renditions” (illegal transfers from one country to another), secret detentions and torture have undermined the international human rights system, said Tayler and his co-author, Elisa Epstein. By committing abuses with impunity, the United States has made it easier for countries like Russia, Egypt and China to criticize Washington and deflect international condemnation of their own human rights violations.

U.S. counterterrorism partners replicated Guantánamo’s model by detaining thousands of people in dire conditions in Iraq, northeastern Syria, Nigeria, Egypt and elsewhere for suspected terrorism offenses . Those detained, often without charge or trial, include members of civil society, relatives of suspects and child victims of armed groups.

The report also cites instances in which renditions and unlawful detentions and torture have undermined US security objectives. The Islamic State (ISIS) and other armed groups have used US abuses as a propaganda tool to attract recruits and bolster their narrative that Washington and its Western allies are waging a crusade against Muslims.

The authors call on the Biden administration to close Guantánamo prison and adopt important legal and policy reforms to end further abuses. The reforms are expected to include much greater transparency on crimes committed by US forces and accountability at the highest levels, as well as strong efforts to address religious, racial and ethnic prejudice in counterterrorism efforts.

“This report presents a comprehensive assessment of the many unreasonable costs of torture, unlawful detentions and renditions of Muslims in the United States over the past 20 years since September 11,” said Stephanie Savell, Co-Director of the Costs of War Project . “This is a moral failure of epic proportions, a stain on the country’s human rights record, a strategic blunder and a heinous perpetuation of Islamophobia and racism.

This report is the latest resource for the Costs of war project, hosted at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. The project was started by a group of academics and experts to document the costs of the post-September 11 wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.


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Testing the Giro Xnetic H2O gloves https://lowdimension.net/testing-the-giro-xnetic-h2o-gloves/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 14:01:55 +0000 https://lowdimension.net/testing-the-giro-xnetic-h2o-gloves/ Today’s best offers for Giro Xnetic H2O gloves Giro’s new Xnetic H2O material is featured in the recently popular Giro Xnetic H2O socks. It’s super stretchy for a potentially great fit, and we talked about its comfy, space-saving solution and impressive waterproofing capabilities. The material has also been applied to a variety of other products […]]]>

Giro’s new Xnetic H2O material is featured in the recently popular Giro Xnetic H2O socks. It’s super stretchy for a potentially great fit, and we talked about its comfy, space-saving solution and impressive waterproofing capabilities.

The material has also been applied to a variety of other products including gloves and shoe covers, and for today’s review we’re looking at the Giro Xnetic H2O gloves. We spent the last winter months here in the UK wringing them out to see how they stack up against the best winter cycling gloves. We encountered several issues throughout our testing period, but let’s take a closer look at the overall performance of these gloves.

A close-up of the back of the Giro Xnetic H2O gloves, showing the small Giro logo

Overall, the fit of the gloves is well proportioned, but be aware that you will need to take a size up (Image credit: Guy Kesteven)

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Pan Asian Perfection – Southlake Style – Southlake’s First Lifestyle Resource https://lowdimension.net/pan-asian-perfection-southlake-style-southlakes-first-lifestyle-resource/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 09:44:24 +0000 https://lowdimension.net/pan-asian-perfection-southlake-style-southlakes-first-lifestyle-resource/ Opened last October in the Harwood district, Elephant East is a new pan-Asian concept bringing authentic flavors of Southeast Asia to the Metroplex. Run by Executive Chef Tom Griffin, the restaurant is fast becoming one of the trendiest places in town. “We knew that with the decor and style of service, we wanted to take […]]]>

Opened last October in the Harwood district, Elephant East is a new pan-Asian concept bringing authentic flavors of Southeast Asia to the Metroplex. Run by Executive Chef Tom Griffin, the restaurant is fast becoming one of the trendiest places in town.

“We knew that with the decor and style of service, we wanted to take a pan-Southeast Asian approach,” says Tom.

The 2,450-square-foot restaurant is open for drinks and dinner Wednesday through Sunday, with reservations filling up quickly every day. Customers who arrive right at opening at 4 p.m. can enjoy a happy hour of epic proportions, with Elephant East’s beverage menu including eight craft cocktails.

The Margarita Of The East is one of the most popular drinks, with its Exotico blanco tequila complemented by Cointreau, ginger-lime agave and candied ginger. Lychee Martini, on the other hand, is a lychee infused sake made with Roku gin, peach infused vodka, lime and luxardo cherries. Elephant East even has its own old school take, with its Asian Spiced Old Fashioned made with Harwood Maker’s Mark, EE bitters, and homemade spicy peach honey syrup.

Beer drinkers can expand their palate by trying one of four foreign beers on Elephant East’s menu, including Lucky Buddha, Sapporo, Tiger Beer, and Kirin Ichiban. The restaurant also features a variety of different sakes like Shirakabe Gura Mio and Duku Junmai, and wines such as Cloudfall Pinot Noir and Mohua Sauvignon Blanc, with all available by the glass or by the bottle.

When it comes to Elephant East’s food selections, there are plenty of options for customers to choose from. With five different sections on its dinner menu, the restaurant makes sure it can cater for all diners.

“We always want to arouse curiosity [with] our menus and get people to taste as many dishes as they can, ”says Tom.

The cold plates section of the menu offers light and delicious options like the steak salad, which includes Texas wagyu, pear, grapes, red cabbage, honey daikon, cilantro, and auburn dressing. tamarind. Meanwhile, the Seoul-style carpaccio is served with Texas wagyu, black garlic, tobiko aioli, chili chips, fried shallots, mint, dried egg yolk and crostini. bao.

But if you’d rather start the night off with a hot meal, Elephant East has it covered. Crispy, dried pork ribs are served with a char siu apple sauce, sesame, and scallions, while baos consist of pork belly, cucumber, pickled shallots, and char siu apples. And if you’re feeling indecisive, the Pu Pu platter has a bit of everything, including crispy pork ribs, spring rolls, chicken satay, fresh rolls, and bang bang shrimp.

As for the main dishes, cod with banana leaf, served with a yuzu marinade, carrots, green coconut curry, white rice and a papaya and herb salad, brings an explosion of flavors to each bite. Meat lovers will enjoy dipping into the Texas wagyu tri-tip, served with spicy long beans, daikon fries and house hoisin sauce on the side, or the Korean short rib, which features short ribs braised in the galbi, sticky rice, kimchi, sesame and half an apple.

It would be a mistake to go to Elephant East and not try their noodles and rice. You can customize the pad thai or the homemade fried rice by adding chicken, pork or shrimp. Drunken Noodles consist of a filet alongside flat noodles, peppers, red onions, snow peas, lime, drunk sauce and basil, while Singapore noodles are made with noodles. with eggs, Chinese sausage, Napa cabbage, snow peas and yellow curry.

And the Elephant East dessert menu is definitely a must see. Chinese donuts contain red sugar and five-spice English, while bubble waffle sundae molds bear-shaped Bindi chocolate ice cream with chocolate truffles, peanuts, caramelized milk, whipped cream, Pocky sticks and nuggets. Meanwhile, chefs regularly select and prepare different flavors of mochi.

“Inspiration really comes from family and friends,” says Tom. “This is the raison d’être of the restaurant. This is great service, to spark some curiosity with food and drink, and to always feel like it has to do with Texas.

With a menu full of delicious Southeast Asian inspired dishes, Elephant East will leave you begging for more and already planning your next visit.

“I want [guests] leave it full, ”says Tom. “I want them to come away excited to come back and try another set of dishes.”


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Top performing Mega Hedge Fund managers of 2021 https://lowdimension.net/top-performing-mega-hedge-fund-managers-of-2021/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 06:41:22 +0000 https://lowdimension.net/top-performing-mega-hedge-fund-managers-of-2021/ source: google Mutual funds fall under the classification of elective speculations. They are effectively supervised speculative support pools that use different venture capital procedures to beat normal speculative returns. The base speculation required for hedge funds is high, which implies that, as a rule, clients of multifaceted investments are High Total Assets (HNWIs). For a […]]]>

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Mutual funds fall under the classification of elective speculations. They are effectively supervised speculative support pools that use different venture capital procedures to beat normal speculative returns. The base speculation required for hedge funds is high, which implies that, as a rule, clients of multifaceted investments are High Total Assets (HNWIs).

For a single retail funder, a closer look at speculative stock market investment information reveals which organizations or areas they are excited about – fascinating knowledge. Amid the pandemic and accompanying business turmoil, let’s see how speculative stock market investing has worked.

TipRanks uses the information from Form 13-F to decide on hedging reserve signals, i.e. the execution of speculative investments in stocks. The 13-F structure is subject to the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) through flexible investments that oversee more than $ 100 million in resources.

That way, moving forward, using TipRanks information, here are some of the most senior multi-faceted investment administrators from some of the top hedge funds this year.

The following items are categorized by discretionary assets managed in hedge funds worldwide, in millions, as of December 30, 2021, unless otherwise noted.

John Kim (Night Owl Capital Management)

The first in this recap is John Kim, Supervisor of Multifaceted Investments for Night Owl Capital Management and # 1 position out of 198 mutual funds on TipRanks. Kim’s portfolio gained an incredible 569.2% as of 2013. Conversely, the S&P 500 stock index gained 290.9%.

The multifaceted Investment Supervisor’s portfolio has yielded normal annualized returns of 58.4% over the past three years, and Kim is currently overseeing resources worth $ 569.8 million. It’s important here to also take a look at Sharpe’s proportion, which remains at 8.96.

The Sharpe Ratio is a risk-modified return ratio that shows the additional return earned by the mutual fund lender for each degree of risk taken. Normally, a Sharpe proportion greater than 1 is considered high, while a proportion less than 1 should be assessed depending on the business technique used.

Overall, where is Kim generally optimistic? Based on the mutual fund portfolio, this is in all respects the area of ​​innovation, with around 66% stake in this area, followed by the monetary area.

A look at the portfolio activity of the Flexible Investment Manager shows that Microsoft (MSFT) accounts for 9.3% of the portfolio, followed by Amazon (AMZN) and (AON) at 8.8% and 8.5 %, separately.

Source: Nasdaq.com

Nelson Peltz (Trian Fund Management)

Nelson Peltz, CEO and co-founder of Trian Fund Management is ranked # 2 on the TipRanks list of top hedge fund managers. Trian Fund Management was established in 2005 and is an “exceptionally attracted shareholder who consolidates possession of concentrated public value with functional capacity,” as the organization’s website states.

Other than Peltz, the founding accomplices of Trian include Ed Garden and Peter May. Peltz now has $ 8 billion in resources under administration, more than nearly 100% of other speculative stock investment administrators.

Peltz’s portfolio has gained 444.1% since June 2013 against 290.9% for the S&P 500 index over a similar period. The portfolio of the Director of Flexible Investments gave an annualized return of 45.6% over a three-year period.

The supervisor’s portfolio has a Sharpe ratio of 7.98. Peltz’s portfolio is geared towards the consumer goods sector, with a 43.2% stake in this area.

Comcast (CMCSA) represents 13.8% of Peltz’s portfolio, followed by Sysco (SYY) and Invesco (IVZ) at 13.1% and 10.9%, individually.

Source: Nasdaq.com

Brad Gerstner (Altimeter Capital Management)

Brad Gerstner is a Mutual Fund Director for Altimeter Capital Management and ranks # 3 on this recap. Altimeter is an innovation-driven venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Gerstner oversees resources worth $ 12.2 billion and his portfolio has gained 668.7% since June 2013. The portfolio has given normal returns of 68.6% on an annualized basis north of a period. three years.

Altimeter’s portfolio, overseen by Gerstner, has a Sharpe ratio of 7.92. The portfolio is strongly oriented towards the area of ​​innovation, with 91.6% speculation in this area.

Snowflake (SNOW) makes up the largest portion of Gerstner’s portfolio at 52%, followed by Meta Platforms (FB) and Uber Technologies (UBER) at 10.4% and 8.9%, individually.

Source: Nasdaq.com

Chuck Akre (Akre Capital Management)

Toss Akre is the supervisor, CEO and CIO of Akre Capital Management and ranked # 4 on this summary. Akre Capital Management was established in 1989 and is an executive firm resource. As of November 30, Akre managed consolidated private assets of $ 19.3 billion, shared Akre Focus assets, and independently supervised account resources.

The portfolio supervised by Akre has gained 451.5% since June 2013, beating the returns of the S&P 500 file by 290.9% over a similar period.

Toss oversees $ 16.2 billion in resources and his portfolio has given normal returns of 46.4% over a three-year period, on an annualized basis. Akre’s portfolio has a Sharpe ratio of 8.06 with 57.9% of the portfolio putting resources in the monetary realm and 25.1% putting resources in the innovation realm.

Mastercard (MA), Moody’s (MCO) and American Tower (AMT) accounted for 12.5%, 12.3% and 11.4% for each of Akre’s portfolios.

Source: Nasdaq.com

Andy Brown (Cedar Rock Capital Ltd.)

Andy Brown is the CEO and Portfolio Manager of Cedar Rock Capital, an independent venture capital firm founded in 2002 and ranked # 5 in this recap. Cedar Rock is based in London, UK. Brown oversees $ 4.2 billion in resources, which is more resources than 92% of other flex investment administrators.

Its portfolio has acquired 346% since June 2013 with a Sharpe ratio of 7.46. The returns of the portfolio exceeded the normal return of the Multifaceted Investment Portfolio by 98.8%. Earthy’s colored portfolio gave normal returns of 35.5% on an annualized basis over a 3 year period.

The wallet has a greater portion of its holdings i.e. 58.6% in the consumer goods area, with 24.7% of the portfolio putting resources into Procter and Gamble (PG) and 18 , 2% putting resources in Phillip Morris (PM).

Source: Nasdaq.com


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No more raw rice for card holders from January. https://lowdimension.net/no-more-raw-rice-for-card-holders-from-january/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 14:18:29 +0000 https://lowdimension.net/no-more-raw-rice-for-card-holders-from-january/ Food and Civilian Supply Minister GR Anil said ration card holders will get a larger allocation of raw rice from this month. Speaking to the media here on Saturday, Anil said the Food Corporation of India (FCI) had accepted the government’s proposal to increase the amount of raw rice distributed by changing the proportion of […]]]>

Food and Civilian Supply Minister GR Anil said ration card holders will get a larger allocation of raw rice from this month.

Speaking to the media here on Saturday, Anil said the Food Corporation of India (FCI) had accepted the government’s proposal to increase the amount of raw rice distributed by changing the proportion of items containing parboiled rice from 30 : 70 to 50:50.

With raw rice being a main component of breakfast and other dishes in several households in Kerala, this decision should benefit large sections, he said. He said the existing proportion could be kept according to the priorities of different regions.

Ration card holders will also receive an additional allowance of 10 kg of rice this month. Holders of non-priority and non-subsidized ration cards (white NPNS) can claim 7 kg out of the additional quota at the rate of 10.90 per kg and the remaining quantity at 15 per kg.

Residents of orphanages who have brown ration cards will be entitled to an additional quota of 5 kg of which the first 2 kg of rice can be purchased for 10.90 kg and the rest for 15 kg.

For holders of subsidized non-priority ration cards (NPS – blue), an additional 3 kg of rice can be purchased at ration distribution points at a price of 15 per kg. Rice that costs more than 30 yen per kg on the open market is distributed at subsidized tariffs in the state, Anil said.

Kerosene

An additional allowance of 500ml of kerosene will be provided to all ration card holders due to Christmas. The total quantities (including the additional quota) for the different sections are as follows: card holder without electrical connection 8.5 liters, card holder Annapurna Yojana (AY) and priority cleaning (PHH) 11.5 liters, card holder 1 liter NPNS and NPS cards.

The government has also entered into an agreement with the FCI to replace the Sona Masoori rice variety which is supplied by the public distribution system with the more preferred ones from Jaya, Surekha and Bondalu. In addition, it was decided to carry out joint inspections in the FCI halls before purchasing food grains for distribution. The move comes following cases of damaged food grains supplied by the public distribution system.

Computerization

On its way to becoming the first department to achieve end-to-end computerization, the Food and Civil Supplies department will oversee its 101 offices, including city ration offices, taluk and district supply offices, migrating to the electronic office system on February 15. Various activities, including distribution of rations, allocation of food grains, supply chain management and request for ration cards, were conducted online.


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Keeping things in proportion | Insurance company in UK https://lowdimension.net/keeping-things-in-proportion-insurance-company-in-uk/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 09:34:34 +0000 https://lowdimension.net/keeping-things-in-proportion-insurance-company-in-uk/ The final step in the government’s Future Regulatory Framework (FRF) review, titled “Reform Proposals,” was a welcome Christmas present in advance. Now I know that’s not what most of you would have asked for but, as Managing Director of the London Market Group, the importance of this consultation to explore how the UK regulatory framework […]]]>

The final step in the government’s Future Regulatory Framework (FRF) review, titled “Reform Proposals,” was a welcome Christmas present in advance. Now I know that’s not what most of you would have asked for but, as Managing Director of the London Market Group, the importance of this consultation to explore how the UK regulatory framework for financial services should adapting cannot be underestimated. In a post-Brexit world, the FRF is therefore essential to ensure that the UK regulatory framework can facilitate the future growth of our market.

What has been greatly appreciated is that the government has changed its long-established position on an international competitiveness obligation for UK regulators. It’s long been on my Christmas list (and many others) and is now being offered as a secondary statutory goal. But here I’m going to go a little Grinch – that’s not enough. We need competitiveness and growth objectives to bring about a change in the culture and behavior of regulators. This is why our attention now turns to how we can ensure that the duty has the ‘teeth’ necessary to be effective and to make a difference in the UK’s competitive position.

To change the culture we need a ‘welcome mat’, and we need active government and treasury support not only for new companies wishing to invest in the UK, but also for established players. looking to increase their footprint. We also need transparency and accountability – measures that show how regulators behave in relation to their objectives and full accountability to Parliament in relation to those objectives and measures.

According to all good management books, what gets measured gets done. We would like the Treasury – which these reforms are after all – to be very specific in how regulators demonstrate that they really care about competitiveness, and not just lip service. And the good news is we don’t have to reinvent the wheel, other regulators around the world with similar functions produce annual reports and benchmark themselves against others.

The big lump of coal in the FRF was the lack of emphasis on proportionality, with the risks that the UK will continue to have a ‘one size fits all’ approach to how it treats different industries and types of clients. . The FCA’s price review is a classic example. This was a measure designed to help consumers in the home and retail markets – a real problem that needed to be addressed, but is completely unnecessary for corporate clients accessing commercial products. Despite the best of intentions, all of this worsened more costs and burdens on London market brokers and hurt our competitiveness.

So that leaves us with New Year’s resolutions. For LMG, no New Year’s diet is necessary. Instead, I’m working towards the next deadline for contributing to the FRF process in February. We will continue to convey our messages to ministers and parliamentarians, as well as to work with other representative bodies in the city to form a coalition of support. The onus is then on the government to respond in a timely manner, and we will do everything possible to do so.


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Burundi: IPC Analysis of Acute Food Insecurity, June 2021 – March 2022 | Posted in December 2021 – Burundi https://lowdimension.net/burundi-ipc-analysis-of-acute-food-insecurity-june-2021-march-2022-posted-in-december-2021-burundi/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 11:45:48 +0000 https://lowdimension.net/burundi-ipc-analysis-of-acute-food-insecurity-june-2021-march-2022-posted-in-december-2021-burundi/ PREVIEW How many and when? The current analysis period from June to September 2021 coincides with the harvest and post-harvest period marked by relatively good food availability: for this period, more than 1 million people (9% of the analyzed population) are classified. in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), while more than 4 million people (34%) are […]]]>

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How many and when? The current analysis period from June to September 2021 coincides with the harvest and post-harvest period marked by relatively good food availability: for this period, more than 1 million people (9% of the analyzed population) are classified. in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), while more than 4 million people (34%) are classified in Stress (IPC Phase 2) and more than 6.6 million people (57% of the analyzed population) are food secure (IPC Phase 1). Over the two projection periods, the highly food insecure population in times of crisis (IPC Phase 3) is likely to increase to over 1.44 million people (12% of the analyzed population) over the course of the two projection periods. of the first projection period (October-December 2021: lean period) before falling to just over 1 million people (9%) in the second projection period (January-March 2022), which covers the harvest of the 2022A season.

Where and who? The current analysis has classified all livelihood zones (LZs) as Stressed (IPC Phase 2). There are, however, a few isolated pockets strongly impacted by recurrent flooding due to the rising waters on the coast of Lake Tanganyika, but this does not influence the classification of the entire area: this is the case of the Plaine de the Imbo livelihood zone. People in crisis (IPC Phase 3) are mainly those affected by floods and landslides in the west, those affected by the after-effects of water scarcity during the first agricultural season, those who have recently returned in their areas of origin and who have not yet recovered their livelihoods, and those whose livelihoods are fragile are now affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although classified as Stressed (IPC Phase 2), the livelihood zones of the Northern Depressions, Eastern Depressions, Wetlands and Drylands continue to record higher proportions of Crisis populations compared to other areas.

Why? Recurring climatic hazards, displacement, intense repatriation and the COVID-19 pandemic in a context of low resilience of the populations are the main factors at the origin of the food insecurity identified by this analysis. The analysis shows that the low resilience linked to structural problems of poverty and the lack of access to solid and diversified livelihoods is a major contributor to the food insecurity experienced by the majority of affected households. The main recent shocks are the persistent floods (rise in the water level of Lake Tanganyika and flooding of rivers) that have occurred along the coast of Lake Tanganyika – now under humanitarian assistance (from Gatumba in the north via Rumonge to Lake Nyanza in the south) – since late 2020, leading to displacement and loss of livelihoods for thousands of households. The after-effects of the water shortage that occurred in part of the northern lowlands during the 2021A season, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic activities, especially in border areas with neighboring countries , together with pressure from returnees, are also determining factors of food insecurity in some regions.


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The LDH estimates the proportion of Omicron cases is over 84% in Louisiana https://lowdimension.net/the-ldh-estimates-the-proportion-of-omicron-cases-is-over-84-in-louisiana/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 19:17:58 +0000 https://lowdimension.net/the-ldh-estimates-the-proportion-of-omicron-cases-is-over-84-in-louisiana/ The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) estimates the proportion of Omicron cases in our state to be 84.6% for the week ending December 18. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the proportion of Omicron in the HHS 6 region (which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) is 92.1%. Additionally, the […]]]>

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) estimates the proportion of Omicron cases in our state to be 84.6% for the week ending December 18.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the proportion of Omicron in the HHS 6 region (which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) is 92.1%. Additionally, the CDC estimates that Omicron accounts for 73.2% of all cases nationwide.

Limited sequence data from Louisiana are available for the most recent reporting period. The estimated proportions are preliminary. LDH will now report the proportion of Omicron variants rather than the number of cases. Case-based surveillance for Omicron is no longer sustainable due to the volume of cases identified. In addition, providing a number of confirmed and probable cases will provide an inaccurate representation of the amount of Omicron circulating in our state. This is because: 1) probable cases can only be identified by a single specific PCR test that detects the dropout of the S gene, 2) not all PCR samples are submitted for sequencing, and 3) many people are tested by rapid antigen or molecular tests, which cannot be sequenced.

Updated LDH Guide

In view of the fast-spreading Omicron variant, Governor John Bel Edwards extended Louisiana Emergency Public Health Order require all state employees, contractors and visitors to wear a mask indoors in most state buildings. In addition, the LDH has issued revised recommendations and guidelines for Louisianans during the holiday season, especially if they are traveling. These include getting vaccines and boosters, masking indoors – regardless of vaccination status – around people who are not in your household and get tested multiple times – before traveling, before a gathering and returning from a trip.

According to the CDC, unvaccinated people are 14 times more likely to die and 8 times more likely to be hospitalized due to COVID compared to a fully vaccinated person.

Additionally, anyone with symptoms of COVID should get tested and stay in quarantine to avoid spreading the disease to others. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms, including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose. , nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.

COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are widely available in more than 1,000 locations in Louisiana’s 64 parishes, including pharmacies, hospitals, health care clinics, and doctor’s offices. For a list of locations near you, visit https://ldh.la.gov/covidvaccine or send your postal code by SMS to GETVAX (438829) in English or to VACUNA (822862) in Spanish. If you have any questions, want to speak with a healthcare professional, or need help making an appointment, call 211 or the Louisiana Vaccine Hotline at 1-855-453-0774.

As a reminder, all community sites operated by the Louisiana National Guard will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and New Year’s Day.


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