Smith & Nephew suffers as J&J buys rival

first_img Shares in prosthetic limb maker Smith & Nephew have fallen 3.2 per cent on the news that US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is to buy its Swiss rival Synthes.J&J is to buy Synthes, which makes medical devices, for 19bn Swiss francs (£13.1bn) in its largest ever buy, to boost its orthopaedic business and reshaping the industry.The US healthcare group will pay CHF 159 in cash and stock for each Synthes share, the two companies have said – a premium of 8.5 per cent over Synthes’s closing share price on Tuesday.A deal had been anticipated after Synthes said on April 18 it was in talks with J&J, but puts an end to speculation that a link-up with S&N could be revived.In January, S&N rejected a 750p per share offer from J&J, which valued it at £7bn. Analysts said the offer was too low, and argued that S&N could command an offer of 1,057p per share, or £9.42bn.S&N shares were trading at 649p at 13:00 GMT today.J&J’s acquisition, which is likely to close in the first half of 2012, has the backing of both the Synthes and J&J boards and will give J&J a leading position in equipment to treat trauma.Synthes, which posted sales of $3.7bn in 2010, makes nails, screws and plates to fix broken bones, as well as artificial spine discs.“Orthopaedics is a large and growing $37bn global market and represents an important growth driver for Johnson & Johnson,” said Bill Weldon, J&J’s chairman and chief executive.The deal is expected to have a modestly dilutive impact on J&J’s adjusted earnings per share for 2012.Crucially, the deal has the backing of Hansjoerg Wyss, who holds 40 per cent of Synthes directly and another eight per cent through family trusts, and was seen as key to any deal going through. Synthes holds its annual general meeting on Thursday.“It is surprising the deal has been struck between cash and shares. The market consensus, and our view, was it would be all cash, so the quality of the take-out is slightly lower than we anticipated,” said Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Jungling.“The take-out valuation doesn’t seem particularly demanding. It’s a scarce asset, and the acquisition makes J&J the number one in the world in orthopaedics,” Jungling said. whatsapp Share Smith & Nephew suffers as J&J buys rival Tags: NULL alison.lock center_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home whatsapp Wednesday 27 April 2011 8:13 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars Gundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar Program Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Anglo American Plc ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgAnglo American Plc ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Anglo American Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Anglo American Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Anglo American Plc (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileAnglo American Plc is a diversified mining enterprise with extensive interests in gold, platinum, diamonds, coal, metals, industrial minerals, paper and packaging, and financial and technological support. Anglo American Plc has an international footprint, with operations and undeveloped resources in Africa, Europe, South and North America and Australia. Anglo American’s diamond interests are represented by a 45% share holding in De Beers. The company produces approximately 35% (by value) of the world’s rough diamonds from its mines in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. The government of the Republic of Botswana has a 15% beneficial interest. De Beers is a 50/50 partner with GRB in the Debswana Diamond Company. Debswana operates two of the world’s largest diamond mines in Botswana; Jwaneng and Orapa Mines.last_img read more

Romero house / at103

first_img Romero house / at103 CopyAbout this officeat103OfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSantiago de QuerétaroWoodHousesMexicoPublished on January 20, 2009Cite: “Romero house / at103” 20 Jan 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: at103 Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Mexico Year:  “COPY”center_img Text description provided by the architects. The proposal responds to an specific program for a 4 members family.Save this picture!The design is developed out of an existing foundation, from which it was necessary to define clarity on the volumes that constitute the house, considering the use of materials and the program that each box contains.Save this picture!The stone box is the hermetic one; it contains the principal bathroom and services areas such as: storage, maid’s room and garage. The wooden box contains all public areas living room, dining room, studio, bar, kitchen, tv room, visits and kids rooms. Save this picture!Access is through the void generated in between this 2, connecting directly to the living room, a double height space where the main stairs and the linking bridge between the boxes are located.Save this picture!A metallic structure was proposed for the need of fast construction and lightness over the existing foundation, prefabricated materials were used and based on its modulation they were perforated to generate the visual relation in-between interior and exterior.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessArchipelago House / Tham & Videgård ArkitekterSelected ProjectsORDOS 100 #11: NL ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!+ 25 Share Projects 2006 “COPY” CopyHouses•Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico Romero house / at103Save this projectSaveRomero house / at103last_img read more

City band’s single storms YouTube

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleSmoke diverts Chicago flight to ShannonNext articleConsultant warns on cutbacks at maternity hospital admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsCity band’s single storms YouTubeBy admin – January 25, 2012 907 Print Facebook THE Limerick band, Senakah will release its second album ‘Human Relations’ within a few weeks and the title track and accompanying video has already received a very positive reaction. The video, which features scenes filmed in the Limerick Post offices on Henry Street received close to 10,000 hits on YouTube in its first week. Produced by Noel Hogan of the Cranberries, the video is a comic take on modern day relationships as the protagonist spends all day social networking on his phone admiring photos of ‘The Devil’, resulting in him losing his job, and, ultimately, his mind.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Vocalist Rob Hope, bass player Yvonne Conaty and Drummer Daragh O’Loughlin formed the band, then known as Seneca, in 2005 and were later joined by guitarist Brendan O’Gorman.Their first gig as a four piece was at a local Battle of the Bands competition, which they won, and after a couple of years writing and performing their original songs, they released their first album ‘Sweeter Than Bourbon’ in 2008.Speaking to the Limerick Post, guitar player Brendan O’Gorman said the first album was very successful without the band having been signed to a record label.“We conducted an extensive tour of Ireland, the US and Scandinavia and got some great feedback, including playing a festival in Colarado”.Speaking about the band’s style, Brendan said they have been compared to several bands but are made up of a mix of sounds.“Limerick has proved to be a good breeding ground for live music.“We’re a mix of Indie Rock and Alternative Rock – the result of the four of us coming together and no particular style”.The band returned to Ireland to complete their second album and met Noel Hogan through a mutual friend. He offered to produce the new album, to the elation of the band, and it was recorded over 27 days.“Our sound has improved since the last album as have our song-writing skills and we’ve worked a lot more collaboratively to put the 13 tracks together” says Brendan.Very favourably impressed with the band is the well known actor and comedian, Ben Morrison who offered to write the script and star in the band’s first video for ‘Human Relations.Ben is a lead on the MTV hit show Punk’d, among many other American television appearances.“We sent Ben a few songs and he chose ‘Human Relations’ and wrote the script about a guy who is constantly on the phone and social networking, based on his interpretation of the lyrics.“It’s wacky and funny, with a lot happening.“All of the band have cameos in it; I’m the guy who has his phone robbed on the Dock Road,” says Brendan.The role of ‘The Devil’ is played by Caroline Casey, former Miss Limerick Post and the Miss Ireland runner up.The video was recorded over three days at the Limerick Post offices and various other city locations and has already proved a huge hit with audiences, despite the single having yet to be officially released.The album ‘Human Relations’ will be released at Dolan’s Warehouse on Friday February 17 and will be available on iTunes from that date.Check out the video below Linkedin Email Band members Daragh O’Loughlin, Brendan O’Gorman, Rob Hope and Yvonne Conaty.Top – Ben Morrison pictured in a scene from the video shot in the Limerick Post office. WhatsApplast_img read more

Government U-turn on schools ‘ should never have taken this long’

first_img Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Government U-turn on schools ‘ should never have taken this long’ Google+ Previous articleDonegal projects to share €400,000 under Town & Village Renewal SchemeNext articleEmergency repair work underway as north Inishowen hit by water outage News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – January 8, 2021 An INTO Donegal representative has hit out at the Government for taking so long to make a U turn on its decision to keep schools open for leaving cert students and special needs classes. It’s after teaching unions said their members would not be going into schools on Monday.Instead, Leaving Cert students will be taught remotely until the end of this month.Speaking on today’s Nine til Noon show, Aine McGinley who’s the Donegal Central Executive Committee Representative with the INTO says the issue caused a lot of unnecessary worry this week:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebooklast_img read more

Body found in creek bed matches description of missing Texas mom: Police

first_imgD-Keine/iStock(ENNIS, Texas) — A body discovered in a creek bed Monday may be a Texas mother who mysteriously vanished over two weeks ago, police said.Emily Wade, 38, who lives with her mother and 7-year-old daughter, was last seen leaving her home on Jan. 5, her mother said, according to police in the town of Ennis.On Monday morning, search volunteers found a woman’s dead body in a creek bed, Ennis police said, adding that the body matches the description of Wade.The creek bed was known to be flooding on the night Wade went missing, police said.Last week, as the search for Wade intensified, Ennis Police Lt. Mike Hopson told ABC News there was no indication of foul play, and he didn’t think Wade ran away.The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office will make an identification and determine cause of death, police said.Wade’s car hasn’t been found, police told ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA.“The Ennis Police Department would like to share our appreciation for all of the volunteers and assisting agencies that have spent countless hours over the past two weeks searching for Emily Wade,” the police department said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Emily Wade.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

British Gas toexpand to fill wide skills gap

first_imgBritish Gas toexpand to fill wide skills gapOn 26 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article British Gas has unveiled a major recruitment drive for 3,000 engineers toreplenish its ageing workforce and overcome skills shortages. HR director Alf Turner said the company was also responding to increasedcustomer demand for home servicing and central heating installation. A three-year recruitment campaign has been launched and £2m invested in newtraining and assessment facilities – including two new purpose-built trainingcentres. Turner said British Gas is hoping to recruit people who may not haveconsidered a career as a gas engineer, such as those looking for a secondcareer or single parents and women. The company is optimistic that its shorter apprenticeships – which have beenreduced from four years to about 18 months – will attract school leavers whowere planning to take up office vacancies. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

News story: Ministry of Defence expands counter-poaching training into two new parks in Malawi

first_img We are really pleased that the British Army will be returning to Malawi to work in partnership with the Malawian authorities and African Parks on counter-poaching activities. This will build on the success of their previous deployment and ensure that life becomes increasingly difficult for those intent on wildlife crime in Malawi. Under the guidance of British Army troops, African Parks rangers will learn tracking, infantry skills, bushcraft and information analysis to improve the interception of poachers.The long-term goals of training park rangers in Malawi are for them to effectively police their parks and respond appropriately to the threat of poaching, which is worth approximately £7bn to £17bn year.Training in the two new parks has been funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund.Liwonde Park Manager, Craig Reid, said: The MOD deployment to Liwonde in 2017 was very beneficial to the African Parks effort in securing the integrity of this park which was once overrun with poaching. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced today that deployments to Nkhotakota and Majete Wildlife Reserves will begin in May, following a successful pilot scheme in Liwonde National Park alongside the conservation non-profit African Parks, doubling the number of rangers mentored by British soldiers to 120.A conservation crisis occurring around the globe is causing the loss of countless species, and one of the main factors behind this is the illegal wildlife trade, which drives the decline of many of Africa’s animals, including elephants, rhinos and lions.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: The soldiers helped mentor the Rangers as part of the long-term project aimed at ensuring a sustainable law enforcement effort. We are very appreciative of the ongoing support rendered to our team on the ground. Poaching is a horrific and cruel trade that is putting the very existence of this planet’s most majestic wildlife in jeopardy. Our brave Armed Forces are the best in the world and are playing their part in putting an end to this sickening and illegal industry, to protect these magnificent mammals. By providing training and mentoring to the park rangers, they will form a skilled network to ensure that the world’s precious species are here for generations to come. All three parks, Nkhotakota, Majete and Liwonde, are managed by African Parks in partnership with Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife.Brighton Kumchedwa, Director of National Parks and Wildlife, said:last_img read more

National Cupcake Week starts today!

first_imgIt’s finally here – National Cupcake Week kicks off today, in what will be a week-long celebration of all things cupcake.The purpose of the Week is to drive sales of these sweet treats by bringing them to the forefront of consumers’ minds, while raising vital funds for our partner charity CLIC Sargent.CLIC Sargent offers support and advice for children and young people with cancer, and their families.If you haven’t already, you can ’like’ our National Cupcake Week Facebook page – – where you can also share all your news and events with us.We also have posters available to download from the website to promote any special cupcakes you’ll be selling throughout the Week. Click here to download – Thursday 20 September, Will Torrent and Peggy Porschen will be available to answer your baking questions in a live Twitter Q&A @CupcakeWeek, as part of National Cupcake Week.Porschen will hosting the session from 11-12pm and Torrent will be taking questions from 3-5pm.If you are unable to attend the live sessions, you can also tweet us your questions in advance. Use hashtag#AskPeggyPorschen or #AskWillTorrent for any questions you’d like to put to our baking experts.To find out more about the Week, visit read more

Bea Vo to open new bakery

first_imgAmerican chef and duffin inventor Bea Vo will launch Butterscotch Bakery in Shepherd’s Bush, London this summer. Butterscotch, a new bakery and tea room concept, will operate as an online shop until then. Vo invented the duffin (a doughnut/muffin hybrid) in 2011.She also founded the bakery Bea’s of Bloomsbury (now Bea’s), which she left to set up a diner called Stax.Along the same vein as her restaurants Stax, Boondocks and Famous Flames, Butterscotch Bakery will showcase Vo’s American roots, with offerings including layer cakes, pies, cobblers, brownies, marshmallows and cupcakes.Butterscotch Bakery will operate as an online shop from 20 March while construction work takes place, with collections available from Boondocks restaurant in East London.For Mother’s Day, there will also be a pop-up tea room at Boondocks offering afternoon tea for £24.95 (£29.95 with Prosecco). The menu for this will include cupcakes, scones, brownies and sandwiches.last_img read more