Huawei doubles its premium smartphone shipments globally

first_imgThursday 23 October 2014 8:20 pm HUAWEI said third-quarter smartphone shipments jumped 26 per cent year-on-year, doubling the number of devices it shipped in the high-margin premium market dominated by Samsung and Apple.The Shenzhen-based firm, which is also the world’s second-largest telecoms equipment maker – and the third largest smartphone maker – shipped 16.8m units globally in the quarter ending 30 September, according to Huawei’s filings. Around a quarter of those were mid- to high-end devices, more than twice as many as the same period last year. Huawei, like Chinese rivals Lenovo and ZTE, is better known for selling low- and mid-priced handsets in emerging markets, but is focused on growing its high-end business. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekWarped SpeedOnly True Americans Can Ace This Geography QuizWarped SpeedEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorElvenarIf You Like to Play, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Elvenar whatsapp Show Comments ▼ center_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Huawei doubles its premium smartphone shipments globally Oliver Smith Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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PwC and MarketInvoice to give small firms investment boost

first_img Share Chris PapadopoullosChris Papadopoullos was City A.M.’s economics reporter until February 2016. He is an economist at OMFIF. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap whatsapp Show Comments ▼ PwC and MarketInvoice to give small firms investment boost center_img AN AGREEMENT between PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and online debt market MarketInvoice, announced today, plans to give businesses extra borrowing options.PwC will inform its clients about MarketInvoice’s financing services and the online firm will refer its clients to the PwC My Financepartner team – accountants who specialise in helping early- to mid-stage firms. MarketInvoice provides an online platform where firms can sell their invoices to investors. The firm then owes the investor, but gains the cash which it can use to pay immediate debts. The investor also receives interest payments. “Many of our client businesses are not aware of the range of alternative finance options available. Often they believe that traditional financing routes offer the only options,” said Tony Price, a PwC partner.“Through the advice and expertise of PwC, and the fast, innovative working capital funding available through MarketInvoice, small business can accelerate their growth,” said Anil Stock­er, chief executive of MarketInvoice.So far this year, over £1bn of finance was raised using the kind of peer-to-peer lending that MarketInvoice offers a platform for. The firm estimates that it will provide about 20 per cent of that figure. Sunday 26 October 2014 11:46 pm whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comYahoo! SearchResearch Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! SearchThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorElvenarIf You Like to Play, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Elvenar Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Steel group to buy back $375m worth of shares

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ Steel group to buy back $375m worth of shares whatsapp STEEL manufacturer Evraz announced a share buy back worth up to $375m (£253m) yesterday, after revealing a loss of $1.28bn for 2014.The Russian firm, whose biggest shareholder is Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, blamed currency issues in part for the hit on profits, which was more than double than the $551m loss posted in 2013. Revenue also tumbled, down nine per cent from $14.4m to $13.1m, which the company attributed to a decline in revenue within its steel segment. This accounts for 72.9 per cent of total group revenue.The group reduced its net debt by 11 per cent, to $5.8bn. It also brought capital expenditure down from $902m in 2013 to $654m, most of which the firm said was spent on sustaining current capacity with $221m used for projects aimed at either increasing production or decreasing costs.Evraz said it expects global steel demand to continue to grow but cautioned that its pricing will remain volatile “largely driven by existing underutilisation of production capa­city in selected markets”. It warned that competition from Chinese producers in the international steel markets will grow as the country’s economic growth slowdown persists. The company said downward price pressure caused by increased Chinese steel exports and growing competition between major steel exporters would “offset some of the efficiency and cost reduction gains achieved by Evraz in 2014”.Despite the declines shown in its results, Evraz’s shares were up by 5.22 per cent yesterday after the buyback was announced. The company will offer 120,967,742 ordinary shares at a tender price of $3.10 per share, which represents a 10 per cent premium to the closing price on 31 March. According to Evraz, the board believes “the return of cash by means of the tender offer is in the best interests of the company’s shareholders as a whole”. Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.com Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Wednesday 1 April 2015 8:58 pm Express KCS last_img read more

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Exclusive: Harvard Medical School dean will step down

first_img By Melissa Bailey Nov. 12, 2015 Reprints Pulse of Longwood takes you inside one of the nation’s largest hubs of hospitals and biomedical research.Harvard Medical School dean Jeffrey Flier plans to resign next summer after nine years in office, the school announced Thursday, prompting the question: Will the 233-year-old school get its first female dean?Dr. Flier, who’s 67, plans to serve his final day as dean on July 31, then stay on campus as a full professor on the school’s historic quad. He leaves a high-profile job overseeing a 12,000-person faculty that churns out over a billion dollars worth of federally funded research every year. advertisement “This just seemed like a good transition time,” Flier told STAT in an exclusive interview in his office this week.Harvard President Drew Faust is launching a search for his replacement.advertisement HealthExclusive: Harvard Medical School dean will step down Dr. Jeffrey Flier announced plans to step down next summer as dean of Harvard Medical School. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe To some, the search presents an opportunity for the world-famous school to end two centuries of male rule.“It would well behoove Harvard Medical School to appoint a female dean,” said Dr. Laurie Glimcher, who taught there for years before becoming dean of Cornell’s medical school in 2012.“There are certainly plenty of talented women around who could do a good job,” she said. The dearth of women leaders isn’t unique to Harvard, Glimcher noted: Only 16 percent of medical deans in the country are women, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Faust, Harvard’s first female president, came close to picking a female dean for the medical school in 2007, when Dr. Betsy Nabel, who’s now president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, emerged as one of two finalists, according to the Boston Globe. Faust is also searching for a new dean at Harvard’s public health school.Flier has been on the medical school faculty since 1978. Soon after becoming dean on Sept. 1, 2007, he had to deal with fallout from the national financial crisis. Flier has since revamped medical students’ curriculum, invested in primary care, strengthened ties with industry, and corralled the school’s affiliated hospitals into better collaboration.A nationally recognized researcher on diabetes and obesity, Flier became dean at a time of prosperity. When he signed up for the job, he thought Harvard would be building a new campus in nearby Allston, allowing the medical school to expand. When the 2008 recession hit, “all that had to be changed,” he recalled. The Allston plans were put on hold.“Despite that very powerful blow,” Flier said, “we didn’t turn back. We did a lot of new things.” Amid a drop in federal funding, Flier found new sources of money, in part by strengthening ties with industry — a controversial move on campus.Flier “detoxified” the relationship between industry and the medical school, said Joshua Boger, the founder and former CEO of Cambridge-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals. In a sign of that closer relationship, Flier picked Boger to chair the Board of Fellows advising the medical school. Before Flier, industry-supported research at the university was “looked on with a great deal of suspicion,” Boger said. Under Flier’s tenure, major pharmaceutical companies launched collaborations with Harvard Medical School research labs. Vertex, for example, handed out research grants to medical school faculty — something that “wouldn’t have happened 10 years ago,” Boger said.Some on campus have embraced Flier’s aim of translating research into real-world applications, while others object that the closer relationship with industry “changes the nature of the academic environment,” noted Dr. Gilbert Omenn, chair of the so-called Visiting Committee that evaluates the medical school every two years. Omenn said he thinks Flier has done well in maintaining appropriate ethical guidelines while also supporting entrepreneurial ventures such as the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.In another controversial move, Flier cut $200,000 in funding to the medical school’s Division of Primary Care, prompting petitions and headlines about Harvard’s lack of investment in the area. Flier assembled a panel to examine the topic, and ended up pleasing critics by raising $30 million to create a Center for Primary Care.His most difficult decision, he said, was to close the medical school’s primate research center, where revelations of monkey deaths drew public protests. In doing so, he walked away from some $25 million in annual grants that were coming into the center, funding research on neuroscience and HIV. The decision “was painful personally, and painful operationally,” Flier said. He recalled visiting the center, addressing 150 people who worked there, and announcing they’d lose their jobs. “I feel like it was the right decision,” he said. The move meant Harvard lost some prominent virologists, but Flier said those researchers are continuing their work elsewhere.Flier said he spent a full 30 to 40 percent of his time as dean working on another challenge: Trying to build relationships with and coordinate Harvard’s network of hospitals, which have historically worked in isolation. Since Harvard doesn’t have its own hospital, it relies on 16 hospitals and clinical affiliates around Boston to train medical students and many postdoctoral fellows. Only 160 faculty are directly employed by Harvard Medical School; the other 12,000-plus are spread out across hospitals that the dean does not control.Dr. Peter Slavin, president of Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest Harvard-affiliated hospital, said Flier performed the role of convener well.“I’m consistently impressed by what an honest broker he has been,” he said. In an early coup, Flier convinced Slavin and other large hospital presidents to pay into Harvard Catalyst, a hub supporting clinical and translational research, education, and infrastructure for the broader Harvard community. Slavin said Flier was able to accomplish a lot in tough financial times. “He’s going to leave the school in terrific shape for his successor.”In other notable moves during his tenure, Flier put Dr. Paul Farmer in charge of a revamped Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, created a cross-departmental lab for systems pharmacology, and launched a department of biomedical informatics to keep up with the exploding field of big data in medicine. Most deans are known for a single initiative, or a building they built, said Dr. Jack Rowe, a former president of Mount Sinai School of Medicine who now chairs the Board of Fellows that advises Flier. Flier made “significant accomplishments across a wide span of activities,” Rowe said. “That’s very atypical for a dean.”This year, Flier introduced a major overhaul of the medical school curriculum, starting with first-year students. That’s one thing his successor will need to usher into full completion in coming years. Flier said the school has also just finished an outside review of its six basic science departments, which will be a major undertaking for the next dean to analyze and act upon. Flier, a self-described “market liberal” who believes in the power of the free market and has “low regard” for the Democratic and Republican parties, has made a point of tweeting frequently and has been blogging for the Wall Street Journal. He said he has kept some opinions to himself because of his high-profile position. When he steps down as dean, he said, “I’m going to be somewhat liberated.” Flier’s Twitter bio says, “Dean of Harvard Medical School. Tweets are my own.”Flier said he’s looking forward to changing the bio to: “Dean emeritus of Harvard Medical School. Tweets are really my own.” Tags educationHarvard Medical Schoolmedical schoollast_img read more

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Experimental Laois set to conclude O’Byrne Cup campaign away to Wicklow

first_img Donie Kingston is back in action for Laois this evening This evening, the Laois senior footballers will bring the curtain down on their latest O’Byrne Cup campaign.John Sugrue’s men travel to Bray Emmett’s to face their hosts in a game that is a dead rubber for both teams.Laois lost both of their opening games to Wexford and Meath while Wicklow went down to Wexford and Louth – meaning neither can qualify for the semi final regardless of the result.So with that in mind, manager Sugrue has once again reshuffled his pack with 12 changes from the Wexford game.What it all means is that when the ball is thrown in on Saturday evening, 41 different players will have pulled on a Laois jersey this season.The team for this game sees first starts for stalwarts from 2018 Donie Kingston and Trevor Collins while Portlaoise players also make appearances for the first time.David Seale and Conor Boyle are in to start and both have been away from the county scene for a number of years.Seale, who was named Portlaoise player of the year at their awards night on New Year’s Eve, last played for Laois under Mick Lillis in 2016.While you have to go back to 2015 for the last time that Conor Boyle pulled on a Laois shirt which was under Tomas Ó Flatharta.After this game, Laois are scheduled to play challenge matches against the likes of Tipperary and Kerry before the National League gets underway.That begins on Saturday January 26 and Laois face the long away trip to Newry to take on Down in Division 3.But before all of that, this game will throw in at 6pm this evening.SEE ALSO – Strong Laois connections on Ireland U-20s basketball squad Pinterest Home Sport GAA Experimental Laois set to conclude O’Byrne Cup campaign away to Wicklow SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Council Experimental Laois set to conclude O’Byrne Cup campaign away to Wicklow Facebook Pinterest TAGSLaoisO’Byrne Cup Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, January 5, 2019Next articlePortarlington student recognised for excellent Junior Cert results Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community By Alan Hartnett – 5th January 2019 Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community last_img read more

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Draw made for Round 2 of the Laois Senior Football Championship

first_img GAA GAA WhatsApp TAGSLaois SFC Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 28th July 2019 Pinterest Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly BuildersThe draw for Round 2 of the Laois senior football championship has been made.Following Round 1 games, teams have been split into Winners and Losers Sections for Round 2.The winners of the Round 2 winners section games will advance to the quarter finals of the championship.The loser of those games will go to Round 3 where they will face the teams who win in the Round 2 Losers Section.The losers in the Losers section will head to the relegation semi finals.Laois Senior Football Championship Round 2 Winners Section Graiguecullen v O’Dempsey’sArles-Killeen v KilleshinWinners Courtwood/Arles-Kilcruise v PortlaoiseWinners Ballyroan-Abbey/Emo v PortarlingtonLaois Senior Football Championship Round 2 Losers SectionBallylinan v Losers Arles-Kilcruise/CourtwoodBallyfin v CrettyardSt Joseph’s v The HeathLosers Ballyroan-Abbey/Emo v StradballySEE ALSO – Five red cards as The Rock see off St Joseph’s in Round 1 of the IFC Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Gaelic Football Club Football Draw made for Round 2 of the Laois Senior Football Championship Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Previous articleKingston edges O’Carroll as 14-man Killeen see off CrettyardNext articleAll of the reports and results from the opening round of the junior football championship Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Draw made for Round 2 of the Laois Senior Football Championship 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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JOB VACANCY: KWS seeking to hire apprentice electrician in Portlaoise

first_img Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 21st August 2019 Twitter Facebook GAA TAGSKWS WhatsApp Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: KWS seeking to hire apprentice electrician in Portlaoise Jobs Previous articleWATCH: Downey’s Car of the Week – 161 Audi A6 for €24,950Next articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, August 21, 2019 LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory JOB VACANCY: KWS seeking to hire apprentice electrician in Portlaoise RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA GAA KWS/Kilkenny Welding Supplies for the past 40 years have been Ireland’s primary supplier and distributor of welding machines, equipment, consumables and accessories.They currently have a vacancy for the following role:Apprentice electrician for the maintenance & repair of power tools, welders, generators etc. in our Portlaoise branch.To applyEmail CV to [email protected] out the KWS website hereSEE ALSO – Check out dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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TRIBUTE TO HON. LOUISE BENNETT COVERLEY, OM, OJ, MBE BY THE MOST HON. PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER, ON, MP, PRIME MINISTER ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9, 2006

first_imgRelatedTRIBUTE TO HON. LOUISE BENNETT COVERLEY, OM, OJ, MBE BY THE MOST HON. PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER, ON, MP, PRIME MINISTER ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9, 2006 RelatedTRIBUTE TO HON. LOUISE BENNETT COVERLEY, OM, OJ, MBE BY THE MOST HON. PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER, ON, MP, PRIME MINISTER ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9, 2006 RelatedTRIBUTE TO HON. LOUISE BENNETT COVERLEY, OM, OJ, MBE BY THE MOST HON. PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER, ON, MP, PRIME MINISTER ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, preeminent Jamaican cultural Ambassador, representing our finest traditions, was truly loved and will be surely missed.On behalf of the Jamaican government and people, I extend condolences to the family members and friends of this illustrious daughter of Jamaica. We pray that you will be comforted by the tremendous outpouring of love.A true Jamaican, “Miss Lou” loved words. With them, she made us laugh, dance, sing, “trace”, teach, provoke, weep or shout for joy.In her masterful hands, when the occasion demanded it, words sometimes became pins that pricked at prejudice and burst balloons of pretentiousness. She did it all, sometimes, with a fine sense of mischief, but never with malice.It is ironic that on the occasion of her passing, words seem so inadequate to pay tribute to this national treasure.By her sheer physical presence, “Miss Lou” generated immense warmth and openness. She made us feel good about ourselves. “Pickney” or “big smaddy”, rich or poor, all could bask in her radiant aliveness and joy.Her magnificent talent, teamed with a genuine spirit, strength of conviction, confidence and dedication to work and service, demonstrated that she had found her life’s purpose and was living it with all her heart and soul.Through her poems, stories, songs, theatre craft, social commentary, community building activities and continuous research, she helped us to discover, develop and define our culture.Her artistic output was a mirror, revealing to us an authentic Jamaican self, with all its strengths and contradictions.It allowed us to experience a sense of homecoming to our true cultural identity. She never downplayed the cantankerous side of Jamaicans, nor did she sugar-coat the difficult experiences.It was all so perfectly seasoned with humour and generosity of spirit that even the hardest truth could be accepted.Miss Lou’s work was about all of us. She virtually single-handedly reversed the psyche of an entire nation, from collective ambivalence about its language, history and culture, to unequivocal pride.At times during our journey, when we needed inspiration, Miss Lou reminded us of long-standing strengths, such as our tradition of creativity in times of adversity – “tun yu han’mek fashion” – and our tradition of courtesy – “howdy and tenky”.The amazing fact is that with all her “Jamaicanness”, Miss Lou had universal appeal.She was the first West Indian to earn a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, and went on to become the first female black broadcaster on the BBC in the early days of television.She was understood, appreciated and loved throughout the Caribbean and in other parts of the world. Her wisdom and wit transcended geographical, cultural, generational and other barriers.Miss Lou represented the most celebrated qualities of the Jamaican woman and her sisters of the African Diaspora. Her strength, courage and visionary thinking are legendary.Faced with a vocal opposition back in the 40s and 50s, this young woman, who had the benefit of a good education, insisted on writing and performing in the Jamaican dialect.Some thought she was a very bad influence on those who wanted to “out-English” the English language. But Miss Lou persevered with the promptings of her heart.She promoted self confidence among the common folk and a strong sense of Jamaican nationalism.A cultural pioneer, she paved the way for the dialect to be used with skill and pride by writers and performers. As a consequence, many Jamaicans in the entertainment field – from Rhone to Marley, Samuels to Beenie Man, just to name a few, owe her a debt of gratitude.Warm, loving, motherly, Miss Lou was a fierce defender – one of the liberators of Jamaican culture from the dominance of the colonial influence. She was a pioneer in the development of a truly Jamaican theatre.As a progressive thinker, journalist and opinion leader, she supported the march of Jamaican women towards equal rights.Miss Lou certainly understood the complexity of the women’s struggle, which often calls for a period of working quietly underground, building networks and gathering information and strength, in order to surface at the right time and win the victory.It was no wonder then that in praise of the cunning Jamaican woman, or the wise Jamaican woman who knows how to ‘stay pan crooked, cut straight’, she wrote.“Jamaica oman cunny, sah!Is how dem jinnal so?Look how long dem liberatedAn de man dem never knowLater in the poem she says:Neck and neck an foot an foot wid manShe buckle hole her ownWhile man a call her ‘so-so rib’Oman a tun backbone!”Miss Lou was a born teacher and nurturer. All children belonged to her and they knew it.We will all miss the warmth of Miss Lou’s personality on this physical plane. However, she would not want us to grieve for long. She believed in laughter. She taught us to “teck bad sinting mek laugh” or “teck kin teeth kibba heart bun.”We have to complete the work that she started, in the spirit that she lived.Miss Lou is the very essence of Brand Jamaica and the government will move with appropriate dispatch to give consideration to how we can further honour her life and the legacy she has bequeathed to us.Miss Lou, you will remain a living legend in the story of the Jamaican nation.Our sister, our mother, our friend – “work is over, now . is evening time”. Ease the load and take your rest, beside your beloved Coverley.center_img Advertisements TRIBUTE TO HON. LOUISE BENNETT COVERLEY, OM, OJ, MBE BY THE MOST HON. PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER, ON, MP, PRIME MINISTER ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9, 2006 UncategorizedAugust 9, 2006last_img read more

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Vice Chancellor Sallye McKee Leaving CU-Boulder

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 26, 2010 Sallye McKeecenter_img The University of Colorado at Boulder today announced that Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement Sallye McKee has resigned from her position and will leave the university for personal and family reasons. The move is effective June 30.CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano will appoint an interim successor to McKee in the coming days.”I want to thank Dr. McKee for her service to CU-Boulder,” said DiStefano. “As CU’s first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement, she has strengthened the university’s ties to diverse communities in Denver and throughout Colorado, and positioned us to make more progress on diversity issues involving students, faculty and staff.”McKee joined CU-Boulder in August 2007, after having served as associate to the president for institutional diversity at Metropolitan State College of Denver. She was appointed vice chancellor following a national search.”It has been an honor to serve the University of Colorado at Boulder,” said McKee. “I believe we have been successful in expanding the focus of our diversity efforts externally, and internally we have organized to meet 21st century diversity challenges under the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan. I believe the campus is well positioned for new diversity leadership and has taken important steps toward becoming a more diverse and welcoming community.”The vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement oversees CU-Boulder’s total diversity efforts, including recruitment and retention of students and faculty, campus climate issues and developing best practices to promote diversity within the academic, professional and social environment of the university.last_img read more

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University Open on a Delayed Start at 10 a.m.

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 30, 2010 The University of Colorado at Boulder will open on a delayed start today, Dec. 31, at 10 a.m.Classes are not in session due to winter break.The policy on Campus Closing Procedures During Emergencies is located at www.colorado.edu/policies/closures.html.last_img

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