Orange County Library System cancelling all library-sponsored events and programs scheduled…

first_img March 17, 2020 at 5:22 pm TAGSCancellationsCoronavirusOCLSOrange County Library System Previous articleCoronavirus and Apopka elections: the latest from Orange County Supervisor of ElectionsNext articleWhat’s open at UCF: A list of what’s open and what events have been cancelled at UCF Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear 1 COMMENT Joyce Vallancourt Please enter your name here Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img From Orange County Library SystemThe administration of the Orange County Library System has been monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) closely, and has announced that, to protect the health of our staff and customers, all library-sponsored events and programs scheduled through April 30 will be cancelled.The cancellation includes camps, classes, events, programs, staff-assisted studio sessions, tours, passport service appointments, library pop-ups and outreach events. Melrose Center studios, sound booths, and fab labs are also closed. Online classes will continue to be offered.Meeting room bookings will be honored, but customers who wish to cancel a meeting due to concerns about the virus can have their meeting room fees refunded by calling 407-835-7323.Libraries will remain open for normal hours to provide essential library services to customers. The Orange County Library System has a wide variety of digital offerings for library cardholders, including ebooks and audiobooks, live online classes, streaming TV and movies, music downloads, databases, digital magazines and more. Visit our website at ocls.info for more information on how to access these services, or to sign up for a library card online.For more information about the COVID-19 virus, please visit our resource guide.The library’s administration is taking the spread of COVID-19 very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation as it develops. Our goal is to serve your needs while maintaining health and safety. If additional cancellations or closures are necessary, we will announce them on our social media accounts and at ocls.info. Will the license van be coming on April 14th to the library parking lot? Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Utah State Men’s Basketball Announces Addition of Matthew Wickizer

first_imgJune 8, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Announces Addition of Matthew Wickizer Tags: Matthew Wickizer FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State men’s basketball head coach Craig Smith announced the addition of 6-9 forward Matthew Wickizer to his roster.Wickizer, who starred at Kearns High School, led the Cougars to a 20-4 record and a Region 2 title in 2017-18 and joins the Aggies’ program after serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy.Wickizer is the son of former Aggies standout Nate Wickizer, who averaged 9.1 points and 1.6 blocks per game at Utah State from 1992-1995.Nate Wickizer is still the Aggies’ all-time leader in blocked shots with 148 career swats.Smith lauded Matthew Wickizer for his size, skill and knack for shooting the ball well. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Norway’s Storebrand buys asset manager Skagen in €170m deal

first_imgStorebrand, one of Norway’s largest pension providers, has agreed to buy asset manager Skagen.Once complete, the transaction will make Storebrand Norway’s largest provider by assets under management, according to IPE data. In a statement, Storebrand said it planned to pay Skagen’s current owners a total of NOK1.6bn (€169m), paid through a combination of Storebrand shares and cash, with the possibility of further gains subject to Skagen’s performance.Skagen – also a Norwegian firm but with branches across Europe – will operate as a separate company within the Storebrand group. Investment processes and philosophy would not change, the asset manager said. “In the current dynamic environment for the asset management industry, Skagen is delighted to be acquired by such a strong and well-resourced parent company,” the asset manager’s statement said. “The transaction will deliver real synergies and maximise the long-term potential of Skagen, allowing the company to develop in the best interests of its clients.”Storebrand CEO Odd Arild Grefstad said the acquisition was “an important building block” in the group’s growth strategy, while the group’s asset management CEO, Jan Erik Saugestad, highlighted the potential for growth in institutional provision.“Skagen is a contrarian and independent asset manager, held in high esteem by their clients,” Saugestad said. “We believe in their active investment philosophy, and will protect this along with their strong brand.”Øyvind Schanke, CEO of Skagen, added that his firm would have “greater ability to invest and innovate” due to its new owner’s resources.According to IPE’s annual Top 400 Asset Managers survey, Storebrand managed €63.5bn at the end of 2016. Skagen ran roughly €9bn.Storebrand said the acquisition would more than quadruple its share of the Norwegian private fund savings market from 4% to 17%.The deal is subject to regulatory approval in Norway and Sweden and is expected to complete before the end of this year.last_img read more