Upon enrolling your child in any school site, parents must present the following documentation:Proof of residency. This can be a utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage document or Lincoln Military Housing Agreement.Proof of immunizations against polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus, or a permanent medical exemption.Students new to California must also provide:Proof of immunization against chickenpox or proof of having had chickenpox.Kindergarten and first-grade students new to the district or attendance area:Must provide a copy of a birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport.Must present proof of vaccination against hepatitis B and chickenpox.Children must be 5 years of age or older, on or before Sept. 1, to be eligible to attend kindergarten.A transitional kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Pursuant to law (EC 48000[c]), a child is eligible for transitional kindergarten if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. For more information on transitional kindergarten in California, go to www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/em/kinderfaq.asp#E3.All first-grade students:Must provide proof of recent physical examination.Must be at least 6 years old by Sept. 1 of the school year.All seventh-grade students:Must provide proof of vaccination against chickenpox, hepatitis B and a second MMR vaccination. (This can be turned in at registration for new students or on the first day of school for continuing students.)
Black Box today introduced Connected Buildings — a suite of solutions and services that the company says enables digital experiences in smart, IoT buildings.The Black Box Connected Building is enabled by multiple technologies: 5G/CBRS and Wi-Fi to augment existing wireless systems and create fully connected buildings; edge networking and data centers to collect data where it’s created and combine it with AI to make smarter devices; and cybersecurity for governance and assessments, incident and event monitoring, endpoint detection and response, and VPN and firewall services.The Connected Building service offering includes assessment, consulting and project management, coupled with on-site services for configuration, staging, installation and logistics. Black Box accomplishes this with four solution offerings:Multisite Deployments.IoT Deployments.Structured Cabling and Networking.Digital Transformation.
The session of the General Assembly of the Adris Group, held today in Rovinj, ended the holding of the annual general meetings of the shareholders of the companies within the Group.In the last five years, Adris has invested more than four billion kuna. On average, it generated a net profit of almost HRK 427 million per year, while in 2016 the profit amounted to HRK 501 million. The average annual dividend growth was, without the extraordinary dividend, 21 percent. The share price averaged 16 percent annually for the preferred and 24 percent for the common stock. Maistra, on the other hand, increased operating revenues by almost 40 percent and operating and net profit by 2,4 times. Cromaris increased its sales revenue by almost eight times. Croatia osiguranje was financially and organizationally restructured in 2016 as well. made a net profit higher by 54 percent. Growth in new business profits has completely offset the tobacco division’s operations. These are the main conclusions from the session of the General Assembly.Obrazlažući prošlogodišnje poslovne rezultate i plan poslovanja za ovu godinu, predsjednik Uprave Adris grupe, mr. Ante Vlahović, istaknuo je kako je Adris, u okolnostima najniže stope rasta hrvatskoga gospodarstva u regiji i daljnjeg pada konkurentnosti, uspješno dovršio transformaciju tvrtke i ostvario snažan rast svih pokazatelja poslovanja. „With today’s assembly, we have formally completed the transformation of Adris. Instead of a business to which we could no longer add value, we created growing and long-term sustainable businesses. Adris’ investment potential is greater than ever. ”Said Vlahović.As he announced, Adris will invest an additional four billion kuna by 2021, of which two billion in tourism. “We are also ready for bigger challenges, we have our own criteria and we are waiting for the right opportunity”, Vlahovic pointed out.In 2016, the Adris Group generated total revenue in the amount of HRK 5,55 billion, while operating revenue amounted to HRK 5,11 billion. Revenue from sales of goods and services amounted to HRK 3,97 billion. HRK 2,81 billion was generated on the domestic market and HRK 1,16 billion on foreign markets. Net profit amounts to HRK 501 million, which is an increase of 27 percent compared to last year. Excluding the one-off effects of extraordinary net profit generated by the transaction of the tobacco part of the business, net profit after minority interests amounts to HRK 446 million, which is 19 percent more than last year’s profit.Maistra continues the investment cycle with the growth of all key business indicatorsIn 2016, Maistra continued to grow all key business indicators, while continuing to invest in the highest segments of the hotel offer. “With investments of HRK 490 million in 2016, a new investment cycle was launched, within which more than HRK 2021 billion will be invested by XNUMX, thus continuing the process of premiumization of our portfolio.”, Said the President of the Management Board of Maistra, Tomislav Popović. In 2016, almost HRK 500 million was invested. The largest investment, worth more than 300 million kuna, is the family hotel Amarin. Also, in 2016, the construction of the new Park Hotel began, a key product in the process of completing the top hotel offer in Rovinj.Maistra’s sales policy is aimed at increasing the share of direct sales channels, whose share is twice as high today as in 2011. Consequently, average sales prices are also rising. In 2016, price growth was six percent with an increase in the number of overnight stays of three percent, which led to an increase in revenue and operating and net profit.In 2016, Maistra generated operating revenue of HRK 950 million, which is ten percent more than last year’s revenue. Operating profit amounted to HRK 221 million or nine percent more than in 2015. Net profit amounts to HRK 131 million, which is an increase of 28 percent. In 2016, 3,13 million overnight stays were realized, which, compared to last year, represents an increase of three percent.Hotel Hilton in Dubrovnik proved to be a successful acquisition within the policy of investing in the highest segment of the hotel offer. It recorded an increase in all key indicators. Overnight stays in 2016 increased by four percent, prices by one, and accommodation revenues by five percent. Operating profit amounted to HRK 16 million, an increase of 22 percent. Net profit amounts to HRK 12 million or 53 percent more than the profit realized in 2015.With the announced investment cycle, the strong growth of booking in Maistra, compared to last year, is an indicator of growing demand and the announcement of the continuation of positive trends point out from Adris.HRK 279 million for dividend paymentAfter the General Assembly adopted the financial statements for 2016, it also made a decision on the use of the 2016 profit. The total realized profit after tax for 2016 amounts to HRK 236 million and is allocated to the Company’s statutory reserves. The amount of HRK 279 million will be set aside from the undistributed retained earnings of the Company for the payment of dividends, which amounts to HRK 17 per share. The dividend will be paid on July 21, 2017, to the accounts of the shareholders according to the balance and statement of the Central Depository and Clearing Company on June 30, 2017. The calculated amount of dividend on treasury shares is retained in retained earnings.PRILOG: PREZENTACIJA – POSLOVNI REZULTATI ADRIS GRUPE
African countries develop malaria policy briefsSix African countries have published policy briefs on how to improve access to malaria treatment within their borders, marking a significant step in efforts to develop evidence-based health policies, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced. The countries are Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Uganda. “This is a significant achievement because it represents the first time that policy-makers, researchers, and members of civil society in [the six countries] have collaborated with each other to better use scientific evidence to produce health policies,” the WHO said. The nations worked with EVIPNet, the Evidence-informed Policy Network, a knowledge-transfer initiative launched in 2005, to develop the policies. EVIPNet teams in the countries used WHO guidelines and national health information to fashion policies that respond to the countries’ own needs and resources, the WHO said. The policy briefs, focusing on access to artemisinin-based combination treatments, have been published in the International Journal of Technology Assessment and Health Care. South Africa’s Rift Valley fever epidemic growsSouth Africa’s Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreak reached 186 cases with 18 deaths as of May 10, the WHO reported yesterday, citing government information. Cases have occurred in Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape, and North West provinces. The WHO also reported that further tests on a German tourist who fell ill after a trip to South Africa showed she has a rickettsial infection, also known as tick fever, not RVF as previously reported. RVF mainly affects animals but can spread to humans through contact with blood or organs of infected animals or through mosquito bites. The WHO is not advising against travel to South Africa, but it said travelers should avoid contact with animal hides or raw meat, refrain from consuming unpasteurized milk, and take precautions against insect bites.May 12 WHO update on RVF May 13, 2010 CDC E coli report shows role for intact beef safeguardsThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today published an analysis of an investigation into a pair of Escherichia coli O157:H7 coli outbreaks in 2008 that were linked to the same beef slaughter facility. The findings, in Morbidity and Morality Weekly Report (MMWR), focus on two outbreaks, probed by a host of federal and state agencies, that sickened at least 99 people in 18 states. Though the CDC doesn’t name the beef processor in its analysis today, reports on the outbreaks from 2008 suggest it is Nebraska Beef, Ltd., based in Omaha. A spokeswoman from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) had said the outbreaks involved different strains of E coli O157:H7. By Aug 14, 2008, Nebraska Beef had recalled 1.36 million pounds of its ground beef and beef cuts. A USDA investigation of the company’s slaughtering facility had found that production practices were inadequate to prevent E coli O157:H7 contamination, and the company implemented measures to correct the gaps, according to today’s CDC report. Investigators concluded that, despite E coli detection advances and safety improvements at beef production facilities, outbreaks continue to occur. It said the outbreaks were notable because they involved intact cuts, suggesting more hide contamination safeguards were needed, and that improved processing controls, such as testing programs at firms that process trim from intact cuts, may help reduce E coli contamination.May 14 MMWR reportAug 11, 2008, CIDRAP News storyAug 14, 2008, Nebraska Beef, Ltd., recall Global polio cases dropped slightly in 2009Global polio cases numbered 1,606 in 2009, down slightly from the 1,651 cases reported in 2008 and within the range of cases reported annually since 2005 (1,315 to 1,997), the CDC reported today. Seventy-eight percent of the cases were in the four countries where polio is still endemic (Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan). Another 13% of cases occurred in 15 previously polio-free countries after wild polio virus was imported, and 9% were in four countries where transmission was re-established after importation. The CDC said the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is adopting a new strategic plan for 2010-2012 with a goal of interrupting transmission by the end of 2012.CDC polio report in May 14 MMWR
Daily Postcard: A buck reaches high for apples on a tree early Thursday evening at a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. ClarkThese bucks are going after the low lying fruit that has dropped on the ground from an apple tree at a residence Thursday on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. ClarkBucks with velvet racks spotted sniffing around for apples Thursday on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. Clark
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LNG Limited of Australia, the developer of U.S. Magnolia LNG project, confirmed that it is in talks with BNP Paribas after The Australian newspaper on Tuesday reported that the company wa set to announce it had appointed BNP Paribas to help it secure the $US 1.54 billion debt funding required for the Magnolia LNG project.“The Company is aware of the article and notes that it is in discussions with BNP Paribas in relation to the project finance advisor role for the Magnolia LNG Project,” LNG Limited said in a statement.“Any project finance advisor role will be subject to a fully termed mandate letter, which the Company has not yet signed with any bank,” it added.The Magnolia LNG project comprises up to four gas liquefaction trains, each with a guaranteed capacity of 1.7 mtpa and an estimated nameplate capacity of 2.0 mtpa.LNG limited anticipates receiving final United States federal and state permitting in 2015, commencement of construction in 2015, and initial start‐up of operations in mid‐2018.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, November 28, 2013; Image: LNG Ltd
While the Middle Eastern airline noted that its interest in IAG is purely financial, it stated that the increased shareholding reflects the strength of commercial and strategic ties between the two companies.”We continue to be highly supportive of IAG’s strategy and management team and we do not intend to increase our percentage shareholding further unless there are material changes to the current situation,” said Akbar Al Baker, group chief executive of Qatar Airways.www.qatarairways.com.qawww.iairgroup.comwww.equipmentcorps.com
SLOVAKIA: Skoda Vagónka has been selected to supply national passenger operator ZSSK with 10 three-car double-deck EMUs to replace 1970s rolling stock on suburban and inter-regional services between Trencín, Zilina and Kosice. The €96·1m contract is expected to be signed later this month, and deliveries wil be completed within four years. It is the second export order for EMUs based on the CityElefant design developed for Czech Railways, with Lithuanian Railways taking delivery of two units last year. The Class 671 units for ZSSK will be equipped for 3 kV DC and 25 kV 50 Hz AC operation. Top speed will be 160 km/h, and up to three units will be able to work in multiple.Having received no bids to supply 12 three-car inter-regional DMUs, ZSSK has revised the terms and now expects delivery with 6 1/2 years at a price of up to €53m.
STADLER RAIL: Initial successes have been achieved under the strategy of targeting new markets and sectors to counteract the effect of the European debt crisis and changes in exchange rates, Stadler Rail said when presenting its annual results for 2013.Orders with a total value of SFr2·6bn were received in 2013, including important contracts in central and eastern Europe. This marked a return to previous levels of orders after a dip to SFr0·7bn in 2012. Full order books from 2008-10 helped to achieve a turnover of SFr2·5bn last year, with the delivery of around 250 trainsets and trams, but the low orders in 2012 mean that the workload at Stadler’s Swiss plants is ‘still insufficient’ through to mid-2015. Stadler has entered the metro train market with an order from Berlin, and expects to enter the 250 km/h long-distance market with an order from SBB for trains for the Gotthard route, although award of this contract is currently being held up by appeals from losing bidders. Around half of the workforce is now based outside Switzerland. Stadler has completed construction of ‘a high-performance, state-of-the-art’ factory in Minsk to serve the CIS markets, and is hoping to enter the Middle East region. Its servicing activities are also growing, with contracts signed in Switzerland, Poland and Sweden and the takeover of Voith Rail Services in the Netherlands. Stadler also sees ‘real potential’ in the repair sector Stadler Rail in numbers Year2013201220112010200920082007 Turnover, SFr bn2·52·41·391·091·061·061·24 Orders, SFr bn2·60·71·32·871·312·6 Workforce60005000 45003500240024002300