Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The financial institution is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank Limited and has a presence in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional banking to loans, mortgages, insurance and investments, asset management and treasury services. Formerly known as The Chartered Bank, the company changed its name to Standard Chartered Bank in 1969. The former company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Standard Chartered Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

RIP: Richard Parkins, former EMM director who championed outreach to…

first_imgRIP: Richard Parkins, former EMM director who championed outreach to Sudan, dies at 83 By David PaulsenPosted Sep 4, 2019 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal News Service] Richard Parkins, a former Episcopal Migration Ministries director who became a leading advocate for Episcopal outreach to Sudan and South Sudan as head of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, has died. He was 83.Parkins died Sept. 1 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., after suffering from cancer and related problems, according to Russell Randle, a member of The Episcopal Church’s Task Force on Dialogue with South Sudanese Anglican Diaspora. Randle, in a message to the task force, said Parkins died in his sleep, possibly from atrial fibrillation.Richard Parkins, executive director of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, served 14 years as director of Episcopal Migration Ministries.“Richard was all that is best about our church,” Randle said. “He was articulate, joyful, persistent and wise, a gracious colleague, a steadfast friend and an example to me and many others of what it means to grow into the full stature of Christ.”Parkins also was remembered fondly by Episcopal Church Center staff who worked with him during his 14 years leading Episcopal Migration Ministries, or EMM.“The number of lives that have been enriched because of the life and ministry of Richard Parkins is too great to be counted,” the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church, said in a statement to Episcopal News Service. “As director of Episcopal Migration Ministries for many years, and more recently with the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, Richard made a remarkable difference and leaves behind a rich legacy. He will be greatly missed.”Parkins’ work serving refugees dates back decades, beginning with his time at the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. He became director of that agency in 1980, and other experience included various work with nonprofit resettlement agencies, such as Lutheran Refugee and Immigration Service and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, according to an online bio.EMM is one of the agencies with contracts to provide resettlement services to refugees on behalf of the U.S. State Department. In 1995, Parkins became director of EMM and remained in that role until 2009. Parkins also served from 2006 to 2008 as chair of the Refugee Council USA, the coalition of refugee assistance and refugee rights organizations.The problem of people displaced from their homes by war and persecution is a “global humanitarian crisis of almost unimaginable dimensions,” Parkins said in an Episcopal Church video released in June 2007 highlighting World Refugee Day. “I think it’s also a day when you reflect on the courage and the achievements of refugees, because that’s the other side of the story that has to be told.”Parkins had long worked to strengthen ties between The Episcopal Church and Anglicans in Sudan. As EMM director, he was part of a 1998 church visit to Sudan that included extensive travel in the Diocese of Bor and interaction with Sudanese refugees in a camp in northern Kenya, according to the bio on the website of American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, or AFRECS. That year he also served as an Episcopal Church representative at a roundtable convened by Sudan Council of Churches.And in 2008, Parkins joined an Episcopal-Lutheran delegation that attended the enthronement of Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul as head of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, now known as the Episcopal Church of South Sudan.AFRECS was founded in 2005 as a network of Episcopal dioceses and Episcopalians interested in supporting Anglicans in Sudan and now South Sudan. After leaving his position at EMM in 2009, Parkins joined AFRECS as executive director.“We realized what a wonderful asset he would be,” the Rev. Richard Jones, a founding AFRECS board member, told ENS in an interview. Parkins brought a knowledge of the Sudanese crisis and deep connections within The Episcopal Church to AFRECS, Jones said, but Parkins also endeared himself to those around him with his personality. “Always courteous, always respectful of people’s positions and dignity and opinion. He had a good mind for asking big questions.”Sudan split into two countries after a 2011 referendum, forming the new nation of South Sudan. In a 2012 article, Parkins warned that Christians to the north in Sudan feared persecution from those who believed in a strict form of Islam. Famine in South Sudan was an ever-present threat.“Even when results are slow in coming or may seem to produce modest results, advocacy must be viewed as a means of extending ourselves as faithful Christians to those who need to know that they are not alone and not abandoned in their quest for justice and peace,” Parkins wrote. “Advocacy is a way of expressing solidarity and accompaniment with those who desperately need it.”South Sudan devolved into a brutal civil conflict in 2013. Today, an estimated 4.3 million people have been displaced from their homes in South Sudan amid violence and deteriorating living conditions, according to the United Nations. 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He was to be taken home Aug. 27 but instead was brought to the emergency room at Sibley Memorial Hospital and later entered hospice care. South Sudan Archbishop Justin Badi Arama was able to visit Parkins and prayed with him for nearly an hour.“I believe it meant a great deal to him, as did the visits from his many friends,” Randle said, adding that Parkins received prayers from American and South Sudanese participants in an AFRECS conference that was underway last week in Alexandria, Virginia, where the organization is based.“His work for over a decade for AFRECS showed what a big difference one talented and dedicated Christian can make for peace, for the relief of many thousands, and for the hope of an entire province of the church when hope has often been in very short supply,” Randle said.Parkins lived in Washington and was a parishioner at St. Alban’s Church, where he was active with the congregation’s global mission group and its support of schools in Jordan and South Sudan, according to the Rev. Jim Quigley, associate rector.A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21 at St. Alban’s.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Ma’a Nonu finishes off a great team try

first_imgThursday Feb 28, 2008 Ma’a Nonu finishes off a great team try Someone once said that the great players always find themselves in the right place at the right time. It’s no coincidence that certain guys regularly score more tries than others. You work hard enough, get yourself into position, and reap the rewards. Ma’a Nonu did exactly that to finish off this excellent team try by the Hurricanes against the Reds on the weekend. Turnover ball against any New Zealand side is dangerous, and the ‘Canes showed that in no uncertain terms by punishing the Reds with this 80 meter effort. Weepu, Gopperth, Masoe, Gopperth, Nonu – trytime. The basics done really well at speed by some really talented players who show just a glimpse of what they’re capable of. I’ve always been a fan of the Hurricanes brand of rugby, from back in the days when Christian Cullen, Tana Umaga, and Lome Fa’atau were running riot. This try, epitomises the counter attacking flair that the ‘Canes have always possessed, albeit through a different generation of players. As for discarded All Black Nonu, a well deserved try after many superb line breaks.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. ‘I’d pent-up frustration, a lot I probably didn’t realise’: Marcus Watson’s emotional Wasps return Set to turn 30 later this month, Marcus Watson had an early birthday present last weekend when he finally made it back into the Wasps XV. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Ma’a Nonu finishes off a great team try | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Thought for the year

While charities work at meeting the deadlines of the various key dates relevant to the Y2K issue, there is one other related activity that needs planning. While charities work at meeting the deadlines of the various key dates relevant to the Y2K issue, there is one other related activity that needs planning. How many of your paper donation forms and other fundraising publications contain a standard date field that starts with “19”, with a blank for the remaining two years? Almost all of them, no doubt. Now is the time to start planning to replace all such documents in time for 1st January next year. On some documents it might not matter, but on tax-efficient giving forms such as a Deed of Covenant, the excuse of “using up old stationery” might invalidate the donation.Read about other Millennium-related fundraising. Advertisement Thought for the year  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 February 1999 | News read more

Malta: International organisations condemn the further degradation of press freedom in Malta and the continued intimidation of journalists

first_img November 26, 2019 Find out more MaltaEurope – Central Asia WomenImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence MaltaEurope – Central Asia WomenImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Organisation RSF_en Malta: International organisations concerned by appearance of political interference into the investigation of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia November 29, 2019 Malta: International organisations condemn the further degradation of press freedom in Malta and the continued intimidation of journalists November 27, 2019 Find out more We, the undersigned organisations, condemn the actions taken by Maltese authorities to restrict press coverage and public scrutiny of the ongoing investigation into the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. We call on Maltese authorities to uphold their international obligations to ensure all journalists are protected in the carrying out of their duties and have access to political figures and information in the public interest. News Follow the news on Malta News to go further Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia: International organisations cautiously welcome improved terms of the public inquiry News Receive email alerts An independent media and active citizenry is more necessary than ever in Malta as the investigation into Daphne’s assassination directly implicates senior politicians and business leaders. We are deeply concerned by a number of threats and acts of intimidation by the Maltese authorities, including members of the security services and other actors, that significantly undermines journalists’ safety and their ability to carry out their duties. Over the past few days, we have noted with concern, reports of the attempted confiscation by security officers of a journalist’s mobile phone, and the detention of a group of journalists in a room at the Auberge de Castille by unidentified individuals, preventing them from doing their jobs following an emergency Cabinet meeting. We are also concerned by the authorities’ failure to properly inform the public about the Cabinet discussions or about the release of Keith Schembri – which was announced by the police via a one-sentence Facebook post, with no further information to follow.At a time of significant movement and political upheaval, we call on the Maltese authorities to act in accordance with their commitments to an open and transparent judicial and political process, and their obligations to freedom of expression and freedom of information.We call on the Maltese authorities and all parties to uphold their obligations to ensure journalists are able to carry out their duties free from threats and intimidation, and to ensure information is shared in an open, transparent and timely manner.Signed:ARTICLE 19European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)Index on CensorshipInternational Federation of Journalists (IFJ)International Press Institute Reporters Without Borders (RSF)Scottish PEN November 15, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information Malta: Political resignations are not enough; RSF demands prosecution of the masterminds of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination Newslast_img read more

Al-Jazeera bureau forced to stop broadcasting Maghreb news programme from Rabat

first_img News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls on the Moroccan authorities to reverse their decision to stop the pan-Arab satellite TV news station Al-Jazeera from broadcasting a daily news programme covering the Maghreb countries from its studios in the Moroccan capital Rabat.“The attitude of the Moroccan authorities is incomprehensible,” the press freedom organisation said. “Al-Jazeera has been broadcasting its special programme on the Maghreb for the past year and a half without any difficulty. The suddenness of this measure and the lack of a valid reason suggests that it was a political decision.”Al-Jazeera’s Rabat bureau received a fax yesterday from the National Agency for Telecom Regulation (ANRT) saying the frequency it used for broadcasting the Maghreb programme was being withdrawn because of “technical and legal problems.”The Qatar-based TV station began producing its daily Maghreb news programme on 17 November 2006. It already had a bureau in Rabat and was obliged to comply with Moroccan regulations.“We submitted a complete dossier to the government’s High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA), including our business registration, our licence, our terms of reference and the station’s charter,” bureau chief Hassan Rachidi told Reporters Without Borders. “But the application was frozen and we began working on the basis of provisional permits renewable ever three months. All our equipment was approved by the ANRT.” The current permit is good until 13 June.“We created a new space for news reporting where none existed before,” Rachidi added. “Thanks to this daily news programme, the public in the Maghreb began taking an interest in what is going on in neighbouring countries.”Al-Jazeera has done many stories on Morocco, including the issue of Western Sahara. On 3 May, it referred to close relations which the late King Hassan had with the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. But there is no evidence that this decision was linked to any of these stories.The station has been the target of a great deal of harassment in both the Maghreb and the Middle East, ranging from bureaucratic obstructiveness to the arrest of several of its correspondents. In Morocco, Al-Jazeera was able to open a regional bureau and cover the country’s parliamentary elections last September in detail. April 15, 2021 Find out more to go further Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Help by sharing this information News June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Morocco / Western Saharacenter_img News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts News May 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Jazeera bureau forced to stop broadcasting Maghreb news programme from Rabat Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en last_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

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Christmas off to a flying start at Shannon

first_imgEmail WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSbusinessClareCommunitylimerickNewsShannonShannon airport Twitter NewsBusinessCommunityChristmas off to a flying start at ShannonBy Staff Reporter – December 5, 2018 719 Linkedin WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live On their way to meet Santa in the sky were cousins Lily O’Leary, Carrigaline, Cork; Elizabeth O’Connor, Caherdavin, Limerick; Paige O’Leary, Carigaline and Olivia Mulcahy, Clareview, Limerick.Photo: Arthur Ellis.CHRISTMAS festivities got off to a flying start over the weekend for 2,000 lucky children and their parents who got to meet Santa 15,000 feet above the West coast of Ireland.Spirits soared as Santa jetted in, out and around Shannon for his sixth successful Shannon flights pre-Christmas extravaganza.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The annual Santa flights have become very much an annual fixture and the two-day event saw children entertained by dancing elves and festive fun and games in the transit lounge before boarding what was for many of them their first flight.The much sought-after tickets were allocated through a lottery system. The €1 per seat lottery application fee and the €1.50 booking fee went to the Shannon Group’s designated charities, the Share a Dream Foundation and the Clare Crusaders.The flights were a magical experience for the children and their parents, including Limerick woman Eimear Mulcahy from Clareview who said, “I came here with my sister and we had my two daughters, a friend of theirs and two nieces from Cork. What a great way to start the Christmas season. It was great fun. We loved every minute of it, from the moment we walked into the airport.“Everyone was so great to make such a fuss of the kids. The kids had great fun beforehand, got onto a flight, saw Santa and then got to see the fire-truck at the end, which finished it off perfectly. It’s great to think that it’s all in aid of charity too. It’s great credit to Shannon Airport.”Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy said the Santa Flights have become a real highlight of the Christmas season.“It was a busy two days but full of fun. From our perspective, it’s just great to be able to spread a bit of Christmas cheer and put smiles on so many children’s faces.“It’s a big logistical task, from ensuring that the children and their families have plenty of fun and are kept entertained while they await their flight, to all flights are running smoothly and that Santa arrives safe and sound back in Lapland. But it’s definitely worth it when you see all the joy it brings.”by Tom [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleNightflyers airs to world as Troy Studios dream is realisedNext articleLimerick an ‘outstanding example of a city and its people that has fought back’ Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebooklast_img read more

Watch: Riverfest 2019 sees more than 120,000 people take to Limerick…

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email NewsCommunityLifestyleVideoWatch: Riverfest 2019 sees more than 120,000 people take to Limerick CityBy Staff Reporter – May 7, 2019 1201 Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Print Previous articleLimerick Streetfeast – The Limerick Post Show with Meghann ScullyNext articleDilemma ahead for dual stars after games fixed for the same day Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Linkedin Jym Daly, Fidget Feet Aerial Dance performs at Riverfest Limerick. The banks of the Shannon was the epi-centre of the first major national festival of the year as thousands attended events that celebrate the city and it’s prized asset, its waterway. Pic Sean Curtin True Media.Limerick has proved the place to be this May Bank Holiday weekend with more than 120,000 people celebrating the city’s biggest festival Riverfest, bringing an estimated €7million into the local economy.Bright sunshine and warm weather, especially on Sunday, made Limerick the destination to go to this weekend, as the magic that is Riverfest descended on the city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The water-based activities saw huge numbers enjoying the popular double zip line across the River Shannon while zorbing, kayaking, dragon boating and a social swim had many getting a different perspective of the great river.High above the river, aerial performers Fidget Feet brought the world of the Shannon Fishermen to life with amazing displays of aerial acrobatics, while mermaids riding seas horses also enthralled the crowds during the festival.A spectacular light show by Fidget Feet on Sunday evening heralded the start of the now traditional Riverfest Fireworks extravaganza. Thousands lined the quays and strands around Limerick to catch a glimpse of the 20-minute show as the skies were lit up in what has become a firm favourite of Riverfest weekend.Earlier on Sunday, there were fireworks of a different kind as 14,000 people participated in the Regeneron Great Limerick Run as the marathon, half marathon and 6-mile distances were covered by the athletes through the streets of Limerick.One of the most popular attractions at the festival was the LE Eithne naval vessel where thousands of people enjoyed a tour of the Irish ship.  For many, it was the first time behind the walls of Limerick Docks and, with thanks to Shannon Foynes Port Company, gave them a glimpse into the operations of a working port, as well as pretending to be a member of the Irish Naval Service.The boardwalk on Howley’s Quay was the location for the now traditional BBQ on Saturday, with companies and charities from across Limerick and Mid-West cooking up a storm for the hungry spectators.Mouth-watering burgers and sausages as well as tempting brightly coloured and inviting vegetarian options were on the menu.Of course, the BBQ was a competition with the Overall Winners the Carriage House Pirates, Adare Manor, Best Dressed entry was Sexton’s Bar and Pizza, while Southill Drama Group were the most entertaining entry.The BBQ prizes were thanks to A Room Outside.Riverfest started off on Friday as Limerick’s style icon Celia Holman Lee and top social media influencer Louise Cooney showcased the best of Limerick fashion to packed crowds of people in Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr James Collins said, “Riverfest has proved itself to be a great festival and one to be proud of.  The weather was a great incentive for people to come out and support the events, with thousands lining the streets cheering on the participants in the Regeneron Great Limerick Run, or visiting the LE Eithne in Limerick Docks and of course the traditional fireworks extravaganza.”And as always the Riverfestival Village centred in Arthur’s Quay Park and stretching this year along the river to the Hunt Museum and on to the Potato Market, welcomed the thousands of people who enjoyed the entertainment, fun and shows of Riverfest including a 40ft Panoramic Wheel, carnival rides and music.  This year a chillout zone was set up in the Hunt Museum for those who wanted to unwind but still enjoy Riverfest and was supported by the Limerick Autism Group.Sheila Deegan, Culture and Arts Officer, Limerick City and County Council said Limerick’s streets “were alive and kicking for Riverfest 2019 under a canopy of glorious sunshine”.“Family and friends found time to share experiences on, in and around the majestic River Shannon,” she said, “The amazing party atmosphere was added to with fantastic creative content that showcased Limerick’s cultural community at its best, particularly the spectacle performances high above the River by Fidget Feet.” Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing and Communications, Limerick City and County Council said, “Limerick was absolutely buzzing for four days and we can see first-hand the impact that festivals and large scale events have on our city from the thousands who flocked into Limerick to enjoy the festivities over the last few days. Riverfest continues to grow in scale, ambition and visitor numbers, with many already putting the date in the calendar for 2020.”center_img Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCommunityFestivalFidget FeetLimerick CityNewsRiverfestvideowatch WhatsApp Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list last_img read more

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Announces CEO Transition

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Local NewsBusiness BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IRWD), a GI-focused healthcare company, today announced that Mark Mallon plans to step down as chief executive officer and a member of the Ironwood Board of Directors in order to pursue another leadership opportunity, effective March 12, 2021. The Ironwood Board has named Thomas McCourt, Ironwood’s president, as interim CEO effective upon Mr. Mallon’s departure. Julie McHugh, Ironwood’s Board chair, will become executive chair of the Board of Directors effective upon Mr. Mallon’s departure and, in that capacity, will continue to lead the Board of Directors as well as provide counsel and guidance to the senior management team through the transition. The Board plans to initiate a candidate search with the assistance of a leading executive search firm to identify Mr. Mallon’s permanent successor. “On behalf of the entire Board, I want to thank Mark for his leadership during a transformative time in Ironwood’s history,” said Julie McHugh, chair of Ironwood’s Board. “The Board is confident that Ironwood is on the right path to long term value creation. The resilience and strength of LINZESS, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with continued profit and cash generation in 2020 provides a solid foundation for the future. With a strong bench of leadership talent and the support of the Board, we will strive to continue to build on our positive momentum while remaining true to our vision of becoming the leading GI-focused healthcare company in the U.S.” Ms. McHugh continued, “Since joining Ironwood in 2009, Tom has been a key member of the leadership team and was critical to the successful launch and commercialization of LINZESS. Tom is a GI healthcare industry veteran with a deep understanding of Ironwood’s business, making him an ideal fit for this role as the Board conducts its search. I look forward to continuing to work with Tom and to lead the Board in my role as executive chair.” Mr. McCourt said, “I look forward to serving as interim CEO as we work to execute our strategy of maximizing LINZESS, building an innovative GI development portfolio and delivering sustainable profits and cash. We are steadfast in our mission of advancing the treatment of GI diseases and redefining the standard of care for GI patients. With disciplined execution, we believe Ironwood is well positioned for 2021 and beyond.” “I’m proud of the strong foundation we have built together, and Ironwood’s disciplined execution in 2020 underscores the outstanding focus and commitment of the entire Ironwood team,” said Mr. Mallon. “My decision to leave Ironwood was not easy, but I believe the chance to pursue multiple passions of mine is the right decision for me and my family. I have every confidence in Ironwood’s ability to continue driving growth in its efforts to deliver value for patients and shareholders with Tom at the helm.” About Thomas McCourt Tom McCourt joined Ironwood in 2009 and has served as president since April 2019. Prior to April 2019, he served as senior vice president of marketing and sales and chief commercial officer. Prior to joining Ironwood, Mr. McCourt led the U.S. brand team for denosumab at Amgen Inc. from April 2008 to August 2009. Prior to that, Mr. McCourt was with Novartis AG from 2001 to 2008, where he directed the launch and growth of ZELNORM™ for the treatment of patients with IBS-C and CIC and held a number of senior commercial roles, including vice president of strategic marketing and operations. Mr. McCourt was also part of the founding team at Astra-Merck Inc., leading the development of the medical affairs and science liaison group and then serving as brand manager for PRILOSEC® and NEXIUM®. Mr. McCourt serves on the board of directors of Acceleron Pharma Inc., including as a member of the audit committee and the chair of the nominating and governance committee, and on the board of trustees for the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). Mr. McCourt has a degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin. About Julie McHugh Julie McHugh joined Ironwood’s board of directors in February 2014 and has served as the chair since April 2019. Ms. McHugh most recently served as chief operating officer for Endo Health Solutions, Inc., or Endo, from March 2010 through May 2013, where she was responsible for the specialty pharmaceutical and generic drug businesses. Prior to joining Endo, Ms. McHugh was the chief executive officer of Nora Therapeutics, Inc. Before that she served as company group chairman for the worldwide virology business unit of Johnson & Johnson, or J&J, and previously she was president of Centocor, Inc., a J&J subsidiary. While at J&J, Ms. McHugh oversaw the development and launches of several products, including Remicade® (infliximab), Prezista® (darunavir) and Intelence® (etravirine), and she was responsible for oversight of a research and development portfolio including compounds targeting HIV, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis. Prior to joining Centocor, Inc., Ms. McHugh led the marketing communications for gastrointestinal drug Prilosec® (omeprazole) at Astra-Merck Inc. She currently chairs the board of visitors for the Smeal College of Business of Pennsylvania State University as well as serves on the board of directors of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lantheus Holdings, Inc. and Trevena, Inc., all publicly held companies, and The New Xellia Group, a privately held company. She previously served on the board of directors for ViroPharma Inc., Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association and the New England Healthcare Institute. Ms. McHugh received her M.B.A. degree from St. Joseph’s University and her B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University. About Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: IRWD) is a GI-focused healthcare company dedicated to creating medicines that make a difference for patients living with GI diseases. We discovered, developed and are commercializing linaclotide, the U.S. branded prescription market leader for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). Ironwood was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Boston, Mass. For more information, please visit our website at www.ironwoodpharma.com or www.twitter.com/ironwoodpharma; information that may be important to investors will be routinely posted in both these locations. About LINZESS (linaclotide) LINZESS® is the #1 prescribed brand for the treatment of adult patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), based on IQVIA data. LINZESS is a once-daily capsule that helps relieve the abdominal pain, constipation, and overall abdominal symptoms of bloating, discomfort and pain associated with IBS-C, as well as the constipation, infrequent stools, hard stools, straining, and incomplete evacuation associated with CIC. The recommended dose is 290 mcg for IBS-C patients and 145 mcg for CIC patients, with a 72-mcg dose approved for use in CIC depending on individual patient presentation or tolerability. LINZESS should be taken at least 30 minutes before the first meal of the day. LINZESS is contraindicated in pediatric patients less than 6 years of age. The safety and effectiveness of LINZESS in pediatric patients less than 18 years of age have not been established. In neonatal mice, linaclotide increased fluid secretion as a consequence of guanylate cyclase-C (GC-C) agonism resulting in mortality within the first 24 hours due to dehydration. Due to increased intestinal expression of GC-C, patients less than 6 years of age may be more likely than patients 6 years of age and older to develop severe diarrhea and its potentially serious consequences. In adults with IBS-C or CIC treated with LINZESS, the most commonly reported adverse event was diarrhea. LINZESS is not a laxative; it is the first medicine approved by the FDA in a class called GC-C agonists. LINZESS contains a peptide called linaclotide that activates the GC-C receptor in the intestine. Activation of GC-C is thought to result in increased intestinal fluid secretion and accelerated transit and a decrease in the activity of pain-sensing nerves in the intestine. The clinical relevance of the effect on pain fibers, which is based on nonclinical studies, has not been established. In the United States, Ironwood and AbbVie co-develop and co-commercialize LINZESS for the treatment of adults with IBS-C or CIC. In Europe, AbbVie markets linaclotide under the brand name CONSTELLA® for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe IBS-C. In Japan, Ironwood’s partner Astellas markets linaclotide under the brand name LINZESS for the treatment of adults with IBS-C or CIC. Ironwood also has partnered with AstraZeneca for development and commercialization of LINZESS in China, and with AbbVie for development and commercialization of linaclotide in all other territories worldwide. LINZESS Important Safety Information INDICATIONS AND USAGE LINZESS (linaclotide) is indicated in adults for the treatment of both irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Announces CEO Transition Twitter ContraindicationsLINZESS is contraindicated in patients less than 6 years of age due to the risk of serious dehydration.LINZESS is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected mechanical gastrointestinal obstruction. Warnings and Precautions Pediatric RiskLINZESS is contraindicated in patients less than 6 years of age. The safety and effectiveness of LINZESS in patients less than 18 years of age have not been established. In neonatal mice, linaclotide increased fluid secretion as a consequence of GC-C agonism resulting in mortality within the first 24 hours due to dehydration. Due to increased intestinal expression of GC-C, patients less than 6 years of age may be more likely than patients 6 years of age and older to develop severe diarrhea and its potentially serious consequences.Use of LINZESS should be avoided in pediatric patients 6 years to less than 18 years of age. Although there were no deaths in older juvenile mice, given the deaths in young juvenile mice and the lack of clinical safety and efficacy data in pediatric patients, use of LINZESS should be avoided in pediatric patients 6 years to less than 18 years of age. DiarrheaDiarrhea was the most common adverse reaction in LINZESS-treated patients in the pooled IBS-C and CIC double-blind placebo-controlled trials. The incidence of diarrhea was similar in the IBS-C and CIC populations. Severe diarrhea was reported in 2% of 145 mcg and 290 mcg LINZESS-treated patients, and in <1% of 72 mcg LINZESS-treated CIC patients. If severe diarrhea occurs, dosing should be suspended and the patient rehydrated. Common Adverse Reactions (incidence ≥2% and greater than placebo)In IBS-C clinical trials: diarrhea (20% vs 3% placebo), abdominal pain (7% vs 5%), flatulence (4% vs 2%), headache (4% vs 3%), viral gastroenteritis (3% vs 1%) and abdominal distension (2% vs 1%).In CIC trials of a 145 mcg dose: diarrhea (16% vs 5% placebo), abdominal pain (7% vs 6%), flatulence (6% vs 5%), upper respiratory tract infection (5% vs 4%), sinusitis (3% vs 2%) and abdominal distension (3% vs 2%). In a CIC trial of a 72 mcg dose: diarrhea (19% vs 7% placebo) and abdominal distension (2% vs <1%). Please see full Prescribing Information including Boxed Warning: http://www.allergan.com/assets/pdf/linzess—pi LINZESS® and CONSTELLA® are registered trademarks of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Any other trademarks referred to in this press release are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, including statements about anticipated leadership transitions, including the expected date and duration thereof, and the Company’s ability to execute on its vision and mission. These forward-looking statements (except as otherwise noted) speak only as of the date of this press release and Ironwood undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statement. Applicable risks and uncertainties include those related to the possibility that the leadership transitions do not occur as anticipated for any reason or on the expected timing; effectiveness of development and commercialization efforts by us and our partners; preclinical and clinical development, manufacturing and formulation development; the risk that clinical programs and studies may not progress or develop as anticipated, including that studies are delayed or discontinued for any reason, such as safety, tolerability, enrollment, manufacturing, economic or other reasons, including due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; the risk that findings from our completed nonclinical and clinical studies may not be replicated in later studies; efficacy, safety and tolerability of linaclotide and our product candidates; the risk that the therapeutic opportunities for LINZESS or our product candidates are not as we expect; decisions by regulatory and judicial authorities; the risk that we may never get sufficient patent protection for linaclotide and other product candidates, that patents for linaclotide or other products may not provide adequate protection from competition, or that we are not able to successfully protect such patents; developments in the intellectual property landscape; challenges from and rights of competitors or potential competitors; the risk that our planned investments do not have the anticipated effect on our company revenues; the risk that we are unable to manage our expenses or cash use, or are unable to commercialize our products as expected; and the risks listed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Ironwood’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 and in our subsequent SEC filings. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated containment efforts have had a serious adverse impact on the economy, the severity and duration of which are uncertain. Government stabilization efforts will only partially mitigate the consequences. The extent and duration of the impact on our business and operations is highly uncertain. Factors that will influence the impact on our business, operations and financial results include the duration and extent of the pandemic, the extent of imposed or recommended containment and mitigation measures, and the general economic consequences of the pandemic. The pandemic could have a material adverse impact on our business, operations and financial results for an extended period of time. SOURCE: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005799/en/ CONTACT: Investors and Media: Meredith Kaya, 617-374-5082 [email protected]: Beth Calitri, 978-417-2031 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY FDA HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL CLINICAL TRIALS SOURCE: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 04:01 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 04:01 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005799/en Twittercenter_img WARNING: RISK OF SERIOUS DEHYDRATION IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS LINZESS is contraindicated in patients less than 6 years of age. In nonclinical studies in neonatal mice, administration of a single, clinically relevant adult oral dose of linaclotide caused deaths due to dehydration. Use of LINZESS should be avoided in patients 6 years to less than 18 years of age. The safety and effectiveness of LINZESS have not been established in patients less than 18 years of age. Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Previous articleNovocure Announces Addition to Its Board of DirectorsNext articleEnanta Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for its Fiscal First Quarter Ended December 31, 2020 with Webcast and Conference Call Today at 4:30 p.m. ET Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApplast_img read more