Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Dubai firm to retain Europe units for 2011 Dubai International Capital (DIC) will not sell any European assets before the end of 2011, its chief investment officer said yesterday, as it waits for their value to rise.The private equity arm of Dubai Holding, the investment vehicle owned by the ruler of Dubai, is undergoing a debt restructuring.“It’s fair to say that our expectation is that our companies will continue, appreciate in value, over the next several years, so why sell now?” CIO David Smoot said on the sidelines of an Abu Dhabi conference on private equity.He added that even 2011 would be too early to sell any European assets: “Now is not the right time,” he said.DIC’s assets include UK hotel chain Travelodge and European aluminium maker Almatis Holdings.“We see 2011 as a time when we will return to growth,” Smoot said.Last month Almatis said it had emerged from US bankruptcy proceedings earlier than initially planned. The company filed for bankruptcy earlier this year with more than $1bn (£629m) in debt, which stemmed from a 2007 leveraged buyout by DIC.Months of wrangling ensued between DIC and Oaktree Capital Management, which invests in ailing companies, over how to reorganise Almatis.The current plan will pay off Oaktree and other senior lenders in full. Dubai Holding faces challenges to meet some $14.8bn in obligations. Share Monday 18 October 2010 7:26 pm More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com
whatsapp Sunday 27 February 2011 11:40 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp ED Balls yesterday called on the government to limit the impact of surging fuel prices by abolishing the recent rise in VAT on petrol. The shadow chancellor said the move would save 3p a litre, helping squeezed middle-income families to avoid a “cost of living crisis”. He said: “In Britain [petrol prices] have gone up more [than in other countries] because George Osborne has raised VAT on fuel prices, on petrol prices. “I think he should say now to families who are having a tough time across the country ‘actually the VAT rise on fuel was a mistake’.” The Treasury would lose around £700m a year by reducing VAT on fuel from 20 per cent to 17.5 per cent, but Balls claims this could be offset with the extra £800m the government will net after it raised this year’s banking levy. However, the Conservatives said Ed Balls had spent the extra proceeds from the banking levy “ten times over”, citing a long list of unfunded spending commitments and tax cuts. Deputy Tory chairman Michael Fallon said: “Ed Balls is promising unfunded tax cuts with bank levy money he’s already spent. No wonder Labour couldn’t live within their means.” Meanwhile, the Treasury yesterday confirmed it is examining a fuel duty stabiliser, which would lower taxes on fuel when oil prices rise and increase them when prices fall. Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad: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 Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap KCS-content Petrol prices take political centre stage Share Tags: NULL
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I’m not quite as confident.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why so serious?Don’t get me wrong — the fact that some curves are beginning to flatten is clearly very encouraging news. However, expecting the mother of all economic recoveries in double-quick time just doesn’t sit right. For one, lockdowns will be lifted gradually and perhaps reinstated. Non-essential businesses will remain shut. Regardless of how much stimulus the government throws at the problem, further pain is inevitable. Many jobs perceived as ‘safe’ could still end up being lost. As investors, we also need to think about this from a psychological perspective. Will people feel as secure in their jobs (assuming they still have one) as they once did? Aside from the odd ‘treat’, will they be likely to go on a spending splurge once the restrictions are lifted? Even if they are in the fortunate position of having no financial concerns, will members of the public be rushing to, say, sit in a plane or a cinema? I’m no so sure. So, don’t buy at all?I wouldn’t say that. Having fallen so far in 2020, stock markets arguably offer a better risk/reward trade-off than before. As long as you intend to hold for a long time, continuing to buy cheap index trackers or diversified active funds feels logical. We Fools invest for years and ideally, decades. If indices are still below previous all-time highs in 20-30 years time, we’ve probably got bigger things to worry about.Things get a lot more tricky, however, when we focus on individual companies. Remember that some won’t be making a penny of revenue at the moment. As such, traditional methods of valuation, such as the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio need to be used with caution.Take Cineworld as an example. Its share price rose 49% yesterday after its dividend was scrapped. Is the company 49% more valuable than it was on Monday? I’d argue not, simply because the earnings outlook definitely hasn’t improved. Consequently, wild share price moves like this don’t inspire confidence. This is not to say that that all individual company stocks should be avoided, but I think it requires investors to be even more fussy than usual. Only high-quality companies should be making the cut, in my view. Firms with sound finances, strong management and competitive advantages will, after all, always be those most likely to help investors grow rich over time. I could be very wrongI’m no more informed about the future market direction than you (although I’m very confident the long-term trend is most certainly up). Notwithstanding this, I’m sceptical that the recent surge can last.So, I’m hedging my bets. If share prices keep rising, I’ll be happy because I have some money invested. I’ll celebrate because I didn’t panic and sell everything as coronavirus raged across the world. If they continue falling, I’ll have some dry powder to take advantage and buy.Bear markets last roughly a year on average. We’re only one month into this one. I’ll continue to tread carefully while watching out for solid opportunities.
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ALS receives $100m from the Ice Bucket Challenge Howard Lake | 1 September 2014 | News 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. The ALS Association has passed the $100 million mark in income from this summer’s successful viral fundraising campaign, the Ice Bucket Challenge. From 29 July to 29 August, the ALS Association received $100.9 million in donations.Income in contextThe income for the nonprofit is remarkable:1. in the same one month period in 2013 the ALS Association’s income was $2.8 million2. throughout the whole of last year the ALS Association raised $64 millionThe #IceBucketChallenge donations had come from over three million donors, according to the organisation.Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO of the charity, said:“The word gratitude doesn’t do enough to express what we are feeling right now. We recognise a profound sense of urgency and are engaged in discussions about how we’re going to put this money to work in the short term and into the future.” Advertisement 46 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [message_box title=”Witnessing hope” color=”blue”]At an ALS Association support group for people living with the disease in south west Florida, an attendee asked how much the organisation had received in donations. When Patricia Stanco, the Regional Care Manager for The ALS Association Florida Chapter told the group how much had been donated, she described what she witnessed in an email to colleagues on August 28:“Jaws dropped. Tears formed. The group was overwhelmed and for a distinct moment, silent. I realized I was witnessing hope. It was so powerful—I will never forget it.”[/message_box] Tagged with: hashtag ice bucket challenge Law / policy Research / statistics She committed the organisation to “continue to be transparent by communicating regularly with all audiences as to how the funds will impact the fight against ALS”.She added:“These funds will be used to fund cutting-edge research as well as care and support to people living with the disease,” said Newhouse. “Now and in the coming weeks, we will be able to enhance our strategic plan, reformulating and recasting strategies with input from stakeholders, including our donors, our chapters, and most importantly, people living with ALS and their families. We want to move quickly but decisively as our ultimate goal is to use this incredible generosity in a way that has the biggest impact on fighting this disease.”Trademarking “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”The announcement of reaching the $100m total was clouded partially by reports that the ALS Association had begun the process of attempting to trademark the terms “ALS ice bucket challenge” and “ice bucket challenge”.Some commentators saw this as an attempt further to cash in on the phenomenon and to stop other charities from benefiting from it. In fact, ALSA spokeswoman Carrie Munk told Fortune magazine:“The ALS Association took steps to trademark Ice Bucket Challenge after securing the blessings of the families who initiated the challenge this summer. We did this as a good faith effort after hearing that for-profit businesses were creating confusion by marketing ALS products in order to capitalise on this grassroots charitable effort”.The nonprofit has now withdrawn its trademark applications. Photo: ice cubes by Somchaij on Shutterstock.com
Tagged with: Funding Howard Lake | 8 December 2015 | News £5,000 Live It Giveaway offered for youth employability projects 37 total views, 1 views today Advertisement The DM Thomas Foundation for Young People is offering a final Giveaway this year, having granted over £50,000 local Giveaway grants this year.The December Giveaway is open to charities and registered community organisations across the UK and Ireland working with disadvantaged young people on youth employability projects. Eligible organisations can apply for any amount up to and including £5,000.The focus of the Foundation, formerly known as Hilton in the Community Foundation, is ‘ABLE’, in that it helps young people to “Achieve it, Beat it, Live it and Experience it”.The emphasis on employability in this Giveaway will continue into 2016 when it becomes the Foundation’s central theme, following on from its years of support for training programmes and into-work schemes. This month’s Giveaway is designed to highlight this new focus.How to applyYou can check whether your organisation is eligible for these grants via the grant guidelines.Applications are open from 1 December to 5pm on 14 December 2015. You can download the application form (Word),c omplete it and send to [email protected] 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. 38 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
There was much discussion in early December on the 60th anniversary of the arrest of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which signaled the beginning of the modern mass Civil Rights Movement in 1955-1956. After Parks’ Dec. 1 arrest for refusing to relinquish her seat in the segregated area of a public bus to a white man, Montgomery’s African-American community mobilized rapidly. After Parks was charged and convicted for violating Alabama’s segregation statutes, on Dec. 5 thousands refused to ride buses. They demanded that the racist laws be overturned, and that African Americans be treated with courtesy and hired as bus drivers.Parks, convicted in the municipal and state courts, appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in late 1956 declared the segregation laws governing public transportation unconstitutional. The Montgomery boycott lasted for 381 days and transformed the consciousness of African Americans, heightening their degree of militancy, which lasted for another two decades.By the early 1960s, tenant farmers, students, clergy, community people and their allies had built a movement that challenged what appeared to be the last vestiges of legalized segregation and institutional discrimination. The Freedom Rides, organized during the spring of 1961, resulted in another landmark decision, outlawing segregation in interstate travel. Just three years later in 1964, a comprehensive Civil Rights bill was passed by both houses of Congress and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. This legislation was purportedly designed to end all forms of unequal treatment before the law involving public accommodation, education and employment.The following year in 1965, after protracted struggle in Alabama and other states, the Voting Rights bill was passed, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote in all elections. Over the last five decades, African Americans have been elected to thousands of political offices on the local, state and federal levels. Despite these gains, a series of Supreme Court decisions since the late 1970s have reversed much of the progressive character of the Civil Rights bills passed during the period of 1957-1968. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were stripped of their enforcement provisions, which set the stage for tremendous setbacks in the areas of job openings, educational opportunities and access to legal due process.Revisiting the legal abolition of slaverySome 90 years before the Montgomery boycott, in December 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified by Congress legally abolishing slavery in the United States. Nonetheless, now, some 150 years later, millions of African Americans are incarcerated in prisons, jails, halfway houses and are held under judicial supervision.In his seminal work, “Black Reconstruction in America,” published in 1935 during the Great Depression, historian W.E.B. Du Bois asserted through firm material documentation that “slavery was not abolished even after the Thirteenth Amendment. There were four million freedmen and most of them on the same plantation, doing the same work that they did before emancipation, except as their work had been interrupted and changed by the upheaval of war.” (p. 188)Du Bois goes on to note: “Moreover, they were getting about the same wages and apparently were going to be subject to slave codes modified only in name. There were among them thousands of fugitives in the camps of the soldiers or on the streets of the cities, homeless, sick and impoverished. They had been freed practically with no land [n]or money, and, save in exceptional cases, without legal status, and without protection.”The first Civil Rights bill was introduced in Congress in 1865 but was vetoed by President Andrew Johnson. In 1866, it was reintroduced and this time a two-thirds majority overruled Johnson’s veto. Much of the language in the Civil Rights Act of 1866 was similar to that within the later passed 14th Amendment (1868), which ostensibly granted equal protection before the law for former enslaved African men. African women were excluded, as were white women, from many civil rights during this period. Women were legally viewed as subjects of their husbands or other male family members.Federal Reconstruction lasted until the aftermath of the compromise surrounding the contentious national elections of 1876. A process of disenfranchisement and organized terror was inflicted upon the African-American people for the remaining decades of the 19th and leading into the 20th century. By the time of the 1954 Brown v. Topeka decision on public school desegregation, national oppression and discrimination constituted the law of the land. This law was backed up by a series of Supreme Court decisions, including the Slaughterhouse cases of 1873 through Plessy v. Ferguson of 1896. Even though African Americans had fought to end slavery during the Civil War (1861-1865), and fought also in the two imperialist wars of 1917-1918 and 1941-1945, they were still living under conditions of neoslavery and domestic colonialism.The struggle against national oppression took on various forms. This included utilizing the legal system, petitioning and voting, the boycott (as in Montgomery), along with mass demonstrations and urban rebellions. Despite these persistent efforts, the capitalist system in the U.S. continues to be based on economic exploitation and institutional racism.African Americans are not only being herded into failed schools which feed into the prison-industrial complex, they also suffer from jobless and poverty rates at least twice as high as the national average. The federal government and the corporations ignore the plight of African Americans, although the state claims to be a leader in the field of international human rights. Lessons for 2015 and the struggle aheadToday, 150 years later, an escalation in protests and civil unrest across the U.S. reveals a renewed commitment by the African-American people to overthrow national oppression, economic exploitation and institutional racism from the streets and workplaces to the campuses.This renewed movement is also producing pioneering women and youth leaders. There is a direct historical trajectory: Ida B. Wells-Barnett, born in slavery during the Civil War in Mississippi, became a courageous journalist and organizer against lynching; the Women’s Political Caucus of Montgomery drafted and circulated thousands of leaflets calling for the bus boycott prompted by Rosa Park’s arrest; and the present period when activists such as Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors are coining slogans such as “Black Lives Matter,” which has become a battle cry in the fight against state violence and judicial impunity.The anti-racist struggles were first seen on the streets outside police stations and in the shopping malls owned by some of the largest multinational corporations in the world. They have moved onto the college campuses, where the struggle over the ideas that will assess the past and chart the course for the future are being determined. The African-American struggle continues to play a decisive role in the anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements. All the oppressive system has to offer the masses of workers and youth is more repression along with false promises that are only realized in the form of more refined methods of exploitation and social containment.There are many lessons for today to be learned from this profound history of recurrent movements and ideological advancements. Only the transformation of the racist capitalist system to one based on socialism, where full equality and national liberation for the subjected peoples can be realized, will guarantee genuine peace and security within the U.S. and globally. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News ChadAfrica ChadAfrica to go further Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday’s court decision to reject newspaper publisher Moussaye Avenir de la Tchiré’s provisional release request, dashing any hopes raised by the release of two fellow journalists, Eric Topona and Jean Laokolé, earlier this week.The prosecutor requested a sentence of two years in prison and a fine of 1 million CFA francs (1,500 euros) for De La Tchiré on charges of inciting hatred and inciting a popular uprising. The court postponed a verdict until 29 August.“The refusal of the release request is very bad news for De La Tchiré, who will soon complete his fourth month in detention,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The two-year sentence requested by the prosecutor, although the minimum for this charge, is absurd and disproportionate.“The judge must reject the proposed sentence, which would deal a major blow to freedom of information in Chad if passed on this journalist. And De La Tchiré should be freed at once, before any further judicial proceedings.”De La Tchiré is treasurer of the Union of Chadian Journalists and publishes the newspaper Abba Garde.Photo: The journalists Eric Topona (left) and Moussaye Avenir de la Tchiré——19.08.2013 – Suspended three-year jail terms for two news providersReporters Without Borders condemns the suspended sentence of three years in prison that a N’Djamena court passed yesterday on the writer and blogger Jean Etienne Laokolé and Union of Chadian Journalists general secretary Eric Topona, who used to work for the national radio broadcaster.The court convicted them on charges of defamation and “abortive conspiracy against public order.” These were less serious than the original charges, which included conspiring to overthrow the government.“Laokolé and Topona, who have been held for more than 100 days, are innocent and should be released immediately and unconditionally along with fellow journalist Moussaye Avenir de la Tchiré, who is still awaiting trial,” Reporters Without Borders said.“This sentence, which shows how the Chadian authorities persecute independent news providers, is a serious threat to freedom of expression and information in Chad.”De La Tchiré, who is treasurer of the Union of Chadian Journalists and publishes the newspaper Abba Garde, is still being held at Amsinene military camp in N’Djamena. Arrested on 7 May, he is facing trial on charges of inciting hatred and inciting a popular uprising.The lawyers who represent Laokolé and Topona told Reporters Without Borders they will appeal against yesterday’s verdict.More information about the caseSign the Reporters Without Borders petition for the release of these three news providers. Organisation News Follow the news on Chad The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa August 23, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court rejects newspaper publisher’s release request RSF_en Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid December 1, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Reports Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad November 27, 2020 Find out more News October 7, 2020 Find out more
Facebook A 77-year-old man appeared at Limerick District Court having been charged with the alleged sexual assault of a six-year-old minor in Limerick City in July 2010.The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared on the single charge after being arrested on the outskirts of the city and brought to Roxboro Garda Station.He made no reply when charged, and was represented by his solicitor Sarah Ryan, who sought bail on behalf of her client.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The DPP directed that the matter was to proceed in the District Court on a plea of guilty only, or in the case of a not guilty plea being entered, would then proceed to the Circuit Court on trial on indictment.The case was adjourned until December. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsPensioner charged with alleged sexual assaultBy admin – November 1, 2011 631 Previous articleAlarm that medical card holders could be hitNext articlePay for waste collection – or else, warns council admin WhatsApp Linkedin Email Print Twitter
Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp TAGS Facebook World’s First All-Civilian Mission to Space, Inspiration4, Names Second Crew Member Twitter Twitter Facebook Pinterest MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to space, has announced its second crew member, Hayley Arceneaux of Memphis, TN, a 29-year-old physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® who was treated as a child for bone cancer at St. Jude. Arceneaux joins Inspiration4 mission commander Jared Isaacman. She will occupy the mission seat representing Hope. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005280/en/ Hayley Arceneaux, physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and pediatric cancer survivor, to fill Hope seat on historic Inspiration4 flight. (Photo: Business Wire) “It’s an incredible honor to join the Inspiration4 crew. This seat represents the hope that St. Jude gave me—and continues to give families from around the world, who, like me, find hope when they walk through the doors of St. Jude,” said Arceneaux. “When I was just 10 years old, St. Jude gave me the opportunity to grow up. Now I am fulfilling my dreams of working at the research hospital and traveling around the world. It’s incredible to be a part of this mission that is not only raising crucial funds for the lifesaving work of St. Jude but also introducing new supporters to the mission and showing cancer survivors that anything is possible.” Isaacman, the 38-year-old founder and chief executive officer of Shift4 Payments [NYSE: FOUR] and an accomplished pilot, donated two of the four seats on Inspiration4 to St. Jude, including the seat filled by Arceneaux. The mission name Inspiration4 recognizes the four-person crew’s purpose – to send a humanitarian message of possibility and inspire support for St. Jude – and represents the pillars of Leadership, Hope, Generosity and Prosperity. “Assembling a unique and diverse crew whose personal stories and values will inspire people everywhere is at the heart of the Inspiration4 mission,” said Isaacman. “As I’ve spent time with Hayley in the earliest days of mission prep, she’s everything we want our team to represent – she’s interested in the world around her, devoted to caring for others and hopeful for a better future for all of us. She already inspires me, and I’m certain she’ll inspire many others as they get to know her in the course of our mission.” Isaacman has committed to give $100 million to St. Jude and is inviting everyone to join him in support of St. Jude’s multi-billion-dollar expansion designed to accelerate research advancements and save more children worldwide. The fundraising effort will continue through the mission launch later this year. “It has been a personal honor to watch Hayley grow up and fulfill her dreams. As a patient, an intern at ALSAC, and then in the Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, she was always a rising star,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. “From the beginning, St. Jude has been at the forefront of innovation and inclusion, leading in cancer research, and treatment for some of the world’s sickest children regardless of race, ethnicity, or a family’s ability to pay, so that children like Hayley can live full, healthy and awe-inspiring lives. She will be an incredible ambassador through this mission and inspiration to children fighting cancer and survivors worldwide.” The mission is being targeted for the fourth quarter of this year. Arceneaux, Isaacman and the Inspiration4 crew will undergo commercial astronaut training by SpaceX on the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft, including a specific focus on orbital mechanics, operating in microgravity, zero gravity, and other forms of stress testing. They will receive emergency preparedness training, spacesuit and spacecraft ingress and egress exercises, as well as partial- and full-mission simulations. The mission will launch from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will be carefully monitored at every step by SpaceX mission control as the spacecraft orbits the planet every 90 minutes along a customized flight path. Upon conclusion of the multi-day journey, Dragon will reenter Earth’s atmosphere for a soft water landing off the coast of Florida. The remaining two seats representing Generosity and Prosperity are available to the general public through February 28, with details available at the mission website, Inspiration4.com. The Generosity crew seat can be secured by a member of the public who enters for an opportunity to join the flight to space. The Prosperity seat is available to any deserving entrepreneur who utilizes the new Shift4Shop eCommerce platform to submit their idea and be selected by a panel of distinguished judges. The Shift4Shop platform is designed to empower entrepreneurs to build and grow successful eCommerce businesses. To learn more about Inspiration4, how to support and potentially join this historic journey to space and the specific conditions of the promotions, visit Inspiration4.com and follow the mission on social media on Twitter (@ inspiration4x ), Facebook (@ inspiration4mission ), Instagram (@ inspiration4) and YouTube (@ Inspiration4 ) to receive the latest news on mission training and preparation. Individuals who are interested in learning how to enter for an opportunity to secure one of the two seats still available should visit Inspiration4.com and review the Official Rules for the applicable promotion. Additional media assets available via Electronic Press Kit About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children. ® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel. 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View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005280/en/ CONTACT: Brian Bianco BCW for Inspiration4 469.504.6981 [email protected] for Hayley Arceneaux, ALSAC and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TENNESSEE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING WOMEN RETAIL AIR OTHER PHILANTHROPY TRANSPORT OTHER SCIENCE CHILDREN FAMILY ONLINE RETAIL FUND RAISING CONSUMER FOUNDATION SCIENCE PHILANTHROPY TRAINING EDUCATION SOURCE: Inspiration4 Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 06:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 06:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005280/enCopyright Business Wire 2021.Hayley Arceneaux, physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and pediatric cancer survivor, to fill Hope seat on historic Inspiration4 flight. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest