News / REIT on a shopping spree for UK warehouse assets after IPO

first_img By Gavin van Marle 25/09/2017 © Dmitry Kalinovsky Warehouse REIT, a specialist UK urban logistics fund followed last week’s £150m initial public offering in London today with the acquisition of four multi-let industrial estates for £26.25mTwo are located in the UK north-west, one in the Midlands and one in the south-east and are all either in urban areas or on strategic infrastructure links. They have a total floor area of 603,000sq ft and REIT says they generate an annual net rent of £2.11m.“With average passing rent equating to £3.50 per sq foot, the company believes there is potential for long term rental growth,” it said in a statement.The deal follows the acquisition of the Tilstone property portfolio, “27 freehold and long-leasehold warehouse assets” in the immediate aftermath of the IPO for £108.85m. It has 129 tenants, incuding retailers Boots, Amazon, Asda and Selco Trade Centres.“Occupier demand for urban warehouse space is increasing, as the structural growth in e-commerce has driven the rise in internet shopping and investment by retailers in the ‘last-mile’ delivery sector,” said REIT.“The urban warehouse sector offers one of, if not the highest initial yield of all UK property sectors,” the company added.At the time of its IPO, the firm said it had identified a further £88m of investments, which means it is still looking at spending another £60m-plus following today’s acquisitions.last_img read more

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Cancer deaths hit their lowest rate in decades

first_img Cancer deaths have fallen to their lowest rate since the numbers peaked in 1991, according to new research from the American Cancer Society.The 2012 cancer death rate in the United States was 166 deaths per 100,000 people, compared to a high of 215 deaths in 1991, and experts said there’s a number of factors that play into that. The smoking rate in the United States has dropped dramatically in recent decades, and, at the same time, medical advances mean some cancers can be caught earlier or treated more effectively.But the statistics should also give pause, with an estimated 1.7 million new cancer cases and nearly 600,000 deaths expected in 2016 in the United States alone.advertisement By Megan Thielking Jan. 7, 2016 Reprints About the Author Reprints Tags American Cancer Societycancerdeath Megan Thielking Study of twins sheds light on how genetics influences cancer risk Related: “It’s deceiving in the sense that there’s still a significant proportion and a significant number of people affected,” said Silvana Luciani, the cancer advisor for the World Health Organization’s Pan American Health Organization, who was not affiliated with the study.Another cause for concern: The decrease wasn’t seen across all cancer types.advertisement Participants arrive at the finish line in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston. Cancer deaths have fallen to their lowest rate since the numbers peaked in 1991, according to new research. Michael Dwyer/AP Still, the findings should clue in policy experts and medical professionals about what needs to be done to keep cancer death rates on the decline.“This is a good way to monitor health and assess whether we’re making progress,” said Bob Anderson, chief of the mortality statistics branch of the National Center for Health Statistics, who was not affiliated with the study. “If we see rising rates, that may signal to us that we need a public health intervention.” Related: HealthCancer deaths hit their lowest rate in decades News Editor Joe Biden pushed Congress for big boost in cancer research funding “When you clump all cancer types together, you get that vision of a decline in rates over time,” Luciani said, “but when you piece out the individual cancer types over time, it’s [a] different story.”The report found that colorectal cancer rates are slowly on the rise in people under age 50, who aren’t typically screened for the condition. The incidence of some types of leukemia and of cancers of the tongue, liver, and pancreas have also increased in the past decade. @meggophone [email protected] last_img read more

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North Korea Unwise, Unhelpful, But Not A Terrorist

first_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News News Despite a written request signed by eight U.S. senators asking that North Korea be put back on the State Department’s State Sponsors of Terrorism List, it seems unlikely that any such move will be considered.The letter, sent on Tuesday June 2nd to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was signed by Senators Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Cornyn (Texas), Jim DeMint (S.C.), John Ensign (Nev.), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.) and David Vitter (La.). In it the senators claimed that North Korea “has neither ended its sponsorship of terror activities nor moved in the direction intended when President Bush de-listed the DPRK,” and stated, “It is critical that the DPRK be placed back on the list without delay and that its regime is denied access to multinational loans and other financial vehicles that help fund their destabilizing activities.” Former Presidential candidate John McCain (Ariz.), speaking at the Senate Armed Services Committee, made a similar demand on the basis that the U.S. must “make sure they’re not able to export their technology or their equipment.”North Korea was initially added to the list due to its provision of asylum for Japanese Communist League-Red Army Faction members who had hijacked a Japanese Airlines flight from Tokyo to Fukuoka and taken it to North Korea in 1970. As many as five of the hijackers are said to be still alive and living in the North. Other actions which led to North Korea’s state sponsor designation include the destruction of Korean Air Flight 858 over the Andaman Sea in 1987, and the Rangoon bombing of 1983 which killed a number of South Korean politicians. It has also been alleged that as late as 2001 the North was responsible for selling weapons to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Philippines’ biggest terror group.However, a State Department spokesman said on Wednesday that the Department no longer considers North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, and in the absence of any evidence of further terrorist acts is not prepared to put them back on the list. The spokesman pointed out, “Firing off missiles and over-heated rhetoric is unwise and unhelpful, but does not meet the legal definition of terrorism.” “To list a country on the terrorism list, there’s a legal requirement… And what we’ve seen so far, I don’t think meets that legal test,” he concluded. AvatarChris Green There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Chris Green – 2009.06.04 10:38am RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News Facebook Twitter News North Korea Unwise, Unhelpful, But Not A Terrorist SHARE North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

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BMO expands seg fund lineup

first_img Toronto-based BMO Life Assurance Co. (BMO Life Insurance) is expanding its footprint in the segregated funds market with the launch of two new guaranteed investment fund (GIF) options. CI GAM and Empire Life launch seg fund suite BMO Life Insurance is adding BMO GIF 75/75 Guarantee Option and BMO GIF 75/100 Guarantee Option to its seg fund lineup. The firm entered the seg fund market in 2013, with BMO GIF 100/100 Guarantee Option. “We always planned to be in these [additional] markets,” says Steve Carter, senior vice president, product management and development, with BMO Insurance. “It was just a question of systems development and implementation and gradually expanding the product line.” With this launch, BMO Life Insurance can now target a very large part of the market. The 75/100 GIF options are popular with many investors who are looking for some downside protection but are prioritizing a higher death guarantee, and prefer the lower fees that come with a reduced maturity guarantee, Carter says. BMO GIF 75/75 offers a maturity guarantee amount of 75% of the investor’s deposits at the maturity date, which is set for the date at which the client reaches 100 years old. It offers a death guarantee of 75%. This option will benefit professionals and business owners looking for downside risk protection, creditor protection and lower fees, according to the firm’s announcement released Tuesday. BMO GIF 75/100 offers a 75% maturity guarantee when the client turns 100 years old and 100% death guarantee on deposits made before the age of 80. The death guarantee shifts to 75% for deposits made once the client reaches 80. This GIF has an automatic reset option, which goes into effect once every three years during the holding of the GIF, and one final time in the year the client turns 80. The products available for these two new GIF options include a money-market fund, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and ETF portfolios. They are: > Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF > Low Volatility U.S. Equity ETF > Fixed Income ETF Portfolio > Income ETF Portfolio > Conservative ETF Portfolio > Balanced ETF Portfolio > Growth ETF Portfolio > Equity Growth ETF Portfolio. The firm also announced changes to its existing GIF 100/100 that are applicable to new and current policyholders. The 100% death guarantee will now be extended to deposits made before the age of 80, an increase from age 75. The firm is removing the monthly processing restriction, in which only new deposits were processed, and moved into the client’s chosen fund on one specific day of the month. Deposits will now be processed into the appropriate fund on the day they are made, as long as it is a business day. Photo copyright: flytnt/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Canada Life to launch new shelf of mutual funds Insurers experiencing big drop in sales this year Tessie Sanci Related news Keywords Segregated fundsCompanies BMO Insurance Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Empire Life launches three new seg fundslast_img read more

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Gov’t. & Opposition Pleased with Vale Royal Talks

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding said the government had a good discussion with the Opposition during talks at Vale Royal today (June 11) and that much of the meeting centred on crime. Mr. Golding was speaking this afternoon following the talks which started shortly after 10:00 a.m. and ended at approximately 2:30 p.m.He said there was total unanimity on both sides that crime was a matter which the country needed the most urgent attention. He said the meeting was briefed by the police on its operational master plan and that both parties looked at what else needs to be done in terms of resources and legislation to strengthen its capabilities. The Prime Minister explained that the report was presented by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington, as Police Commissioner, Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin was off the island and Acting Commissioner , Jevene Bent was in St. Ann on official duties.Mr. Golding said an immediate action arising from the meeting calls for more intensified police activity. He said some activity had been implemented but needs to be sustained. The Prime Minister commended the men and women of the security force and called on all Jamaicans to give them their support. He said the society would have to make some choices as to whether it was prepared to be inconvenienced in order to restore law and order, as the country was facing an extraordinary challenge.Turing to capital punishment, Mr. Golding said the matter was discussed in relation to its retention and application. He said the issue will be the subject of a conscience vote in Parliament. The meeting also focused on preparations for the 2008 hurricane season and how to improve the country’s response capability.In her remarks, Opposition Leader, Portia Simpson Miller agreed that both sides had a good and frank meeting. She said the Opposition would support the government in anything that positively impacts the nation. She said that as a nation, we should all look at how we operate in our communities in order to tame the monster of crime.Mrs Simpson-Miller also commended the security forces and called on Jamaicans to support them in their crime fighting efforts. She said Jamaicans should respect the police and that they in turn should show respect for the people. She made an appeal to criminals to ‘cease and desist’ and stop spilling the blood of people.Both parties are to continue dialogue on a number of key issues especially those relating to crime.In addition to Prime Minister Bruce Golding, government Ministers attending today’s meeting were, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Ken Baugh, Minister of National Security, Colonel Trevor MacMillan, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Karl Samuda and Minister of Water and Housing Dr. Horace Chang. Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Dorothy Lightbourne, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw and, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Shahine Robinson, were also in attendance.Mrs. Simpson Miller was accompanied by Chairman of the Opposition Party, Robert Pickersgill and General Secretary Peter Bunting, who is also the shadow Minister for Industry and Commerce. Other Opposition shadow ministers included, A.J. Nicholson, Justice; Dr. Omar Davis, Finance and Planning; Dr. Peter Phillips, National Security and Roger Clarke, Agriculture. RelatedGov’t. & Opposition Pleased with Vale Royal Talks Gov’t. & Opposition Pleased with Vale Royal Talks UncategorizedJune 12, 2008 RelatedGov’t. & Opposition Pleased with Vale Royal Talkscenter_img Advertisements RelatedGov’t. & Opposition Pleased with Vale Royal Talkslast_img read more

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Former Armadale Ward Makes Appeal to Parents

first_imgRelatedFormer Armadale Ward Makes Appeal to Parents RelatedFormer Armadale Ward Makes Appeal to Parents FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A former ward of the Armadale Juvenile Centre in St. Ann, is making an appeal to the parents of children in juvenile facilities to take a more active role in the rehabilitation of their children.Cassandra, who overcame a troubled past to become a teacher, wants the Department of Correctional Services to reach out to these parents and encourage them to be involved with their children and to support them.She shared that many remandees have very little contact with their families while at juvenile detention facilities. “Even in my days, you have times when a juvenile comes there and throughout their entire stay they don’t get a visit,” she lamented in an interview with JIS News.Cassandra believes that sometimes, a feeling of abandonment could lead to juveniles rebelling continuously. “I think they (Correctional Services) seriously need to appeal to the parents that they are very important for that child to make that change. Because if they don’t get a sense of belonging, then they will always feel left out,” she stated.She also urged Jamaicans not to condemn or give up on juveniles in state facilities. “Give us a chance to prove ourselves. You will not get to know us unless you allow us to be ourselves,” she appealed.“Sometimes it’s not just that you get up and want to be bad. Sometimes it’s the situation that you are placed in that causes you to. You have no choice, your hands are tied. So after all this, give us a chance to prove ourselves,” she said.Cassandra was remanded at the centre from 2000 to 2002. At the time, she was a fourth form student at Ardenne High, who was deemed “out of control” and was placed at the facility by the courts.Today, Cassandra is a 25-year old teacher, who is completing a Bachelor’s Degree at the Mico University College. Former Armadale Ward Makes Appeal to Parents CultureJuly 2, 2009center_img RelatedFormer Armadale Ward Makes Appeal to Parents Advertisementslast_img read more

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Further support for transport industry to keep WA moving

first_imgFurther support for transport industry to keep WA moving New pilot program and assistance with driver training to address skill shortages for transport industryHeavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set pilot is an Australian first  Central Regional TAFE will take a lead role training up to 1,000 workers for the transport industry  After extensive industry consultation, the McGowan Government is committing up to $6.1 million to train more Western Australians in heavy vehicle driving. The job-ready Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set and driver training will train an estimated 1,000 skilled workers needed by the transport industry to avoid skill shortages. The McGowan Government will remove barriers to entry in Heavy Rigid (HR), Heavy Combination (HC) or Multi-Combination (MC) heavy vehicle driving through both theoretical and hands-on practical truck driver training. The Transport portfolio will provide targeted funding for delivery of industry mentoring for program graduates, to be co-ordinated by Western Roads Federation, which will be crucial for smaller transport companies without the capacity to provide on-the-job training.The Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set will be delivered in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs by Central Regional TAFE and is an expansion of the Heavy Haulage Driving Operations Skill Set being delivered in Collie, which will transition to the new program. The new program has been modified to provide students with more of the practical skills needed by industry, including on-road experience. To be responsive to industry need, the short course has been developed to have a strong focus on practical skills and will be an Australian first.Western Roads Federation has been advising the State Government on issues affecting the industry, and has been instrumental in the development of the expanded skill set to address unprecedented skilled shortages.The aim of the pilot is to increase skilled workers in this essential service but also give existing workers the opportunity to upskill to more complex combination heavy vehicle driving, increasing industry productivity and safety.The course will run for just over six weeks, with the first intake in the metropolitan area expected to commence in March. Regional locations are also in development.The formal training component of the course will be free for job seekers and people under 25. A small contribution will be required for participation in separate practical driving lessons, which will accompany the training.Course participants will get a credit toward the Certificate III in Driving Operations traineeship and a leg up to complete the full qualification.For more information, visit https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au or contact your local Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64. As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:“Western Australia’s vocational education and training system continues to respond to industry by delivering training-driven solutions to workforce needs.“Training is a major part of our economic recovery from COVID-19, and this new training opportunity will give Western Australian job seekers the opportunity to start a career in this essential industry.“Our job-ready skill sets have supported many industries throughout the pandemic and will place Western Australia in an ideal position for economic recovery post COVID-19.” As stated by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti: “The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how vital the freight industry and truck drivers are to our State and our economy.“We have worked collaboratively with industry to create this program to make sure it gives truck drivers the skills they need while also helping jobseekers increase their employability.“Western Roads Federation and the TWU approached the Premier, Minister for Education and Training and myself, asking to create a dedicated training course for truck drivers.“We responded with our initial training course in Collie, and I’m so pleased we have been able to build on the success of that pilot and roll out a training program in the metropolitan area.” /Public Release. 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CU-Boulder researchers discover optimal range of slopes for extreme uphill running

first_img Published: Dec. 14, 2015 Audio ScriptCU-Boulder researchers discover optimal range of slopes for extreme uphill runningDec. 16, 2015                                                              Rodger KramRacing on foot uphill on steep inclines is never easy, but researchers at CU-Boulder have discovered a range of slope angles that actually erase the advantages of running versus walking while ascending at a constant speed, says Rodger Kram, an associate professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology and a co-author of the study.CUT 1 “At these steep angles you can either walk or run because the speeds are pretty slow. And we were curious as to whether it would be better to walk or to run. (:09) And especially in this range of optimal angles walking uses less energy and it would be less tiring than running at that same speed.” (:18)The study is believed to be the first to examine the metabolic costs of human running and walking on such steep inclines. The research focused on the challenges posed by vertical kilometer races, or VK, which have grown in popularity in recent years in the U.S. and Europe. Athletes must run or walk up steep slopes ranging between 10 degrees and 30 degrees in order to ascend 1,000 meters over a distance of less than 5 kilometers, or about 3.1 miles.CUT 2 “We thought that there would be sort of a ‘Goldie Locks Angle,’ that is there would be an angle where it was best and if you went any steeper then that would be disadvantages. So we thought that there was going to be a single angle. And we though it was going to be about 30 degrees based on these races that are done in Europe. The records tend to be set on about 30 degrees. (:20) But what we found was there’s kind of a broad plateau of angles – between about 20 degrees and 35 degrees – where it doesn’t really matter.” (:29)Researchers also recorded the athletes’ strides using high-speed cameras and found that the mechanical differences between running and walking begin to disappear on extreme slopes. Runners on flat ground experience an “aerial” phase during their stride when both feet are off the ground but runners on steep inclines shorten their stride and make more rapid steps while keeping one foot in contact with the ground at all times.CUT 3 “Running involves an aerial phase where you’re flying through the air. You don’t have any feet on the ground. But at these steep angles when we ask these people to run they still had at least one foot on the ground. We used high-speed video and recorded the rate that they took steps and from that we could calculate how long their steps were. (:17) When people walked and ran at the same speed on these fairly steep angles they took longer, slower strides when walking then when running. So that’s how we distinguished walking and running by the rhythm of their steps.” (:30)To conduct the study Kram says they had to build their own special treadmill – one that would reach a 45-degree angle. But they found that angels steeper than 30 degrees created special problems for runners and walkers.CUT 4 “A typical gymnasium treadmill they only go to about 9 degrees of incline. We made the world’s steepest treadmill, basically. We went to 45 degrees. We found that people couldn’t balance when we had the treadmill inclined to 45 degrees. (:14) We also found that people were slipping on the belt if we just used the belt as is. So we had to take this grip tape from skateboards. It’s basically sandpaper with a sticky backing to it and we attached that to the belt of the treadmill so that people had enough grip at 35, almost 40 degrees.” (:30)Kram says the next phase of the study will examine how trekking poles effect running and walking uphill. He says they have become very popular with VK racers. The study was recently published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. For more information visit https://www.colorado.edu/news/features/cu-boulder-researchers-discover-o….-CU- Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Smart Group and A4M concluded their first India Conference 2020

first_img News Share Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By EH News Bureau on January 21, 2020 A4MApolloDaburSmart Group Related Posts Add Comment The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The Smart Group, in partnership with A4M, held their first India Conference in Delhi. The two-day conference featured esteemed speakers, celebrated doctors and learned professionals in the field of preventive, integrative and traditional medicine from India and across the globe.Addressed by some of the world’s leading faculty in preventive healthcare, this ground-breaking event was attended by more than 300 doctors and featured the most cutting-edge and futurists innovations in healthcare. The guest speakers at the conference were globally renowned scholars who have been leading integrative medicine globally and key leaders of the $4 trillion global wellness industry which is due to swell to $30 trillion.The audience had a chance to listen to globally renowned speakers like Dr Andrew Heyman MD, MHSA; Dr Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS; Dr Daniyar Jumaniyazov, MD, PhD; Dr Graham Simpson, MD; Dr Brian Delaney, PhD and Indian health leaders like Deepak A V Chaturvedi, MD, endocrinologist from Mumbai; Alok Sharma, President, Stem Cell Society – India; Dr BS Rajput – Vice President, Stem Cell Society – India and functional medicine experts like celebrity nutritionist, Dr Anjali Hooda, among others.A series of sessions as conducted by renowned industry experts, featured new-age topics including intermittent fasting, regenerative medicine, autoimmunity, biochemical detox and sub-fertile male, among others, all of which have taken urban India by storm and are being increasingly endorsed by celebrities from Bollywood, sports and even politics. A key feature of the conference was the scientifically curated exhibition featuring nutraceutical providers, companies in cellular regeneration and gene testing, and healthcare equipment enabled by artificial intelligence. Apart from it, Healthcare stalwarts like Dabur and Apollo showcased their futuristic vision for healthcare in India.Keeping with the futuristic theme of the conference, Dr M (BK Modi) Founder-Chairman, Smart Group, addressed the audience via a video conference. Detailing his own experience with stem cells, he said, “I am glad that doctors in India are taking a keen interest in preventive health. Cellular therapy has personally given me a renewed zeal and has enabled me to pursue my passion despite my age. I wish more people discover the benefits of preventive health, and can lead happy and healthy lives, beyond 100.”The thought was echoed by Preeti Malhotra, Chairman, Smart Bharat and President – Organising committee, Smart A4M India conference, “Medicine has taken an exponential leap this century. Preventive health has had a profound effect on human longevity, awareness and mental wellbeing. There are researches claiming that children born in the coming years may live for upto a 1,000 years, this has a profound effect on social relations, economies and the future of a nation. I am happy that we were able to bring A4M into India to initiate this conversation, much needed in a country like ours.” Smart Group and A4M concluded their first India Conference 2020 The two-day conference featured esteemed speakers, celebrated doctors and learned professionals in the field of preventive, integrative and traditional medicine from India and across the globe Comments (0)last_img read more

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