Farfetch to Announce Fourth Quarter 2020 Results

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Twitter Facebook LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Farfetch Limited (NYSE: FTCH), the leading global platform for the luxury fashion industry, announced that the company’s fourth quarter 2020 financial results will be released after the U.S. market close on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Farfetch will host a conference call to discuss its results at 4:30 p.m. ET the same day. The live webcast of the call, along with the company’s earnings press release, can be accessed at the Farfetch Investor Relations website at www.farfetchinvestors.com. Following the call, a replay will be available at the same website. About Farfetch Farfetch Limited is the leading global platform for the luxury fashion industry. Founded in 2007 by José Neves for the love of fashion, and launched in 2008, Farfetch began as an e-commerce marketplace for luxury boutiques around the world. Today the Farfetch Marketplace connects customers in over 190 countries with items from more than 50 countries and over 1,300 of the world’s best brands, boutiques and department stores, delivering a truly unique shopping experience and access to the most extensive selection of luxury on a single platform. Farfetch’s additional businesses include Browns and Stadium Goods, which offer luxury products to consumers, and New Guards Group, a platform for the development of global fashion brands. Farfetch offers its broad range of consumer-facing channels and enterprise level solutions to the luxury industry under its Luxury New Retail initiative. The Luxury New Retail initiative also encompasses Farfetch Platform Solutions, which services enterprise clients with e-commerce and technology capabilities and innovations such as Store of the Future, its connected retail solution. For more information, please visit www.farfetchinvestors.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005858/en/ CONTACT: Investor Relations: Alice Ryder VP Investor Relations [email protected]: Susannah Clark VP Communications, Global [email protected] +44 7788 405224Brunswick Group [email protected] US: +1 (212) 333 3810 UK: +44 (0) 207 404 5959 KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FASHION PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ONLINE RETAIL RETAIL LUXURY FINANCE SOURCE: Farfetch Limited Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 05:00 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 05:01 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005858/en Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Farfetch to Announce Fourth Quarter 2020 Results Pinterest Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Previous articleAZEK’s FULL-CIRCLE PVC Recycling Program Named a 2021 Green Innovation of the Year by Green Builder MediaNext articleExelixis Announces Positive Findings at ASCO GU for CABOMETYX® (cabozantinib) in Patients with Brain Metastases from Renal Cell Carcinoma Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

The impact of Föhn conditions across the Antarctic Peninsula on local meteorology based on AWS measurements

first_imgFöhn winds are warm, strong, downslope winds on the lee side of mountains, which can last from several hours to a few days. Recently Föhn conditions over the ice shelves on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula (AP) mountains have attracted particular interest in the polar science community. Here, on the Larsen Ice Shelves (LIS) they provide atmospheric conditions for significant warming over the ice shelf which are thought to have clearly contributed to the collapse of Larsen A and B ice shelves in 1995 and 2002 respectively. We examine the representation of Föhn conditions as observed by measurements at an Automatic Weather station (AWS) located on Cole Peninsula (CP) on the east of the AP mountain range in 2011. We introduce criteria to identify Föhn conditions and analyse the meteorological conditions at the AWS location with regard to the influence of Föhn overall, and on a seasonal and monthly basis. We consult two cases to highlight the seasonally different effects Föhn can have. We also compare our findings with data obtained in other studies, for example an AWS in a comparable location at Flask Glacier (FG). Measurements obtained at a crest AWS on the Avery Plateau (AV), and the analysis of conditions upstream using the Froude number help to put observations at CP into a wider context. Most importantly our data show that Föhn conditions can raise the air temperature to above freezing, and thus trigger melt/sublimation even in winter.last_img read more

Matters of life or death

first_imgIt was a chilly afternoon outside the Allan B. Polunsky Unit, a maximum-security prison for death-row inmates in Livingston, Texas. Inside, the mood was somber. An execution was scheduled for later that day, and a sense of foreboding filled the air.Law School student Jake Meiseles, J.D. ’19, was talking to his client by phone through a thick glass window when he saw the condemned man walking behind the cubicle, followed by corrections officers. The man smiled and nodded at Meiseles, who did the same. The brief human exchange left Meiseles distraught.“It was sad and upsetting,” said Meiseles, who was there as an intern with the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs in Austin, Texas. “But it kind of put into perspective the work we’re doing.“It was like the worst-case scenario kind of looked me in the face, because if the work we’re doing fails, that’s the end.”Meiseles was at the prison as a student in the Capital Punishment Clinic at Harvard Law School (HLS). Clinic students work remotely on the capital cases they began work on as interns with legal organizations around the country during J-term, interviewing witnesses, conducting field investigations, and drafting briefs, habeas petitions, and other motions. For Meiseles, meeting inmates on death row was memorable and deeply meaningful.“Once you meet people who are facing the injustice that the death penalty is, that is something you can’t walk away from easily,” he said.Led by Carol Steiker, the Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law and faculty co-director of the Criminal Justice Policy Program, the clinic tests the complex body of constitutional law that regulates the death penalty and its troubled history. The U.S. Supreme Court abolished the death penalty in 1972 but it was reinstated in 1976. The U.S. is the only Western democracy that carries out executions.“The death penalty is a window into American history and the criminal justice system,” said Steiker, who was drawn to capital cases when she clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.“As a law clerk, you see the whole landscape of capital punishment in the U.S. laid out before you, and you see it’s concentrated substantially, almost exclusively, in the states of the former confederacy,” she said. “You see its roots in slavery, racism, and its current practice today reflects that.”Nineteen states have abolished the death penalty. Of the 31 that retained it, 10 states have carried out executions since 2016, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. But just 10 counties, in California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada and Florida, account for over a quarter of all recent death sentences in the country. Texas executes more prisoners than any other state.,Steiker’s “Capital Punishment in America” is a required course. After taking that and working in the clinic, many students end up questioning the death penalty’s effectiveness as a deterrent, which reflects the national attitude. Across the country, popular support for the death penalty is at its lowest point in four decades. Death sentences and executions have decreased, and that gives Steiker hope.“The death penalty has fallen off the cliff in the last 10 or 15 years, in terms of its use and acceptability,” said Steiker. “It’s more fragile and questioned today than at any point in history since the 1960s. If you look at the states where the death penalty happens, you see a new fragility, one that, if it’s sustained, will lead to a new constitutional abolition.”This fall, Steiker will be on leave. Her brother, Jordan Steiker, a law professor at the University of Texas School of Law, with whom she wrote “Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment,” will teach the course.For Milo Inglehart, J.D. ’19, an internship with the Federal Community Defender Office in Philadelphia left him righteously indignant at how the death penalty is applied, comparing it to a legacy of lynching. Statistics show that 54 percent of death row inmates are black or Hispanic, and that they’re likelier to be sentenced to death when the victims are white.“The main takeaways for me are first the overwhelming injustice of how the death penalty is meted out, and the importance of working to remedy that,” said Inglehart.After interning with the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Eliza McDuffie, J.D. ’19, felt such urgency that she’s contemplating a legal career in capital cases and or working in the South.“I always knew the death penalty was really important,” said McDuffie, “but this experience solidified that for me. Not only is capital punishment wrong, but it’s not sustainable under the Constitution.”Even when students don’t meet the prisoners they’re working to help, they still play a part in their legal representation. A snow storm canceled Caroline Darmody’s prison visit in New Orleans, but the 2019 J.D. candidate drafted an amicus brief for the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that her client was sentenced by a procedure that has been since held unconstitutional.“The question was, while the procedures may have been constitutional at the time of his sentence, can we still sentence him to death?” Darmody said. “My brief argued that was a violation of the Sixth and the Eighth Amendments, and that he shouldn’t be executed today.”On rare occasions, students meet prisoners who end up being executed. On average, inmates spend more than a decade on death row. Dana Or, J.D. ’18, met an inmate in the Polunsky Unit through her internship with the Texas Defender Service in Houston in January of last year. They met twice and in both occasions, they had a nice chat, she recalled.“When we ended our last conversation, I told him that we weren’t going to say goodbye, that instead we were going to cross our fingers for his petition to stay his execution to be granted,” said Or. “This just shows how cruel this whole thing is.”The clinic leaves students with a legal, social, and historical understanding of the death penalty, but what they say they remember most is the humanity of the prisoners, who are often portrayed as “beyond the pale of humanity,” said Steiker. Megan Barnes, J.D. ’19, recalled talks with inmates in which they exchanged childhood stories and chitchatted about the Kardashians.“If more people would educate themselves about what’s truly happening in capital punishment in America, how fundamentally unfair and unjust is, it would be abolished tomorrow,” said Barnes. “If people understood that death row prisoners are not monsters, and that quite often they’re poor and lack adequate lawyers, there’d be calls for massive reforms.”Steiker said that after grappling with the clinic’s weighty, life-or-death lessons, some students become capital defense lawyers, others work pro bono in capital cases, and many of those who don’t nonetheless become ardent opponents of the death penalty. Meiseles, whose interest in the death penalty goes back to his undergraduate years at Cornell University, plans to become involved in capital cases after his graduation.“Many of the men sentenced to death ended up there due to prosecutorial misconduct, inadequate lawyers, and terrible racial undercurrents in the criminal justice system, and some are innocent,” he said. “It’s a terrible injustice that we as a society should not be tolerating.”last_img read more

Proceeds from 2010 Key4Women Forum benefit Vermont Women’s Fund

first_imgSource: KeyBank. South Burlington, VT , October 29, 2010 ‘‘ # # # ‘ More than 250 women from throughout Vermont gathered at Sheraton in South Burlington on Thursday for the 2010 Key4Women Forum. All proceeds from the 2010 Key4Women Forum were donated to the Vermont Women’s Fund.‘The Vermont Women’s Fund is thrilled to once again be the beneficiary of the 9th annual Key4Women Forum. The funds we have received through this event allow us to invest in programs throughout the state that promote leadership, equality, economic independence and opportunities for personal and professional growth for Vermont’s women and girls’, said Catherine Kalkstein, Vermont Women’s Fund executive director. ‘We’re so grateful to Key and to the women who support us by attending this inspiring event!’The forum, ‘The Customer of the Future: The Art of Creating True Customer Loyalty,’ featured customer service expert Cindy Solomon, president of Solomon & Associates Inc. and one of the most sought-after leadership and customer loyalty speakers in the country. Over the past two decades, she has helped hundreds of organizations build bottom line results by creating profitable, long-term relationships with customers, leaders and employees.‘We know that customer service can make or break a company,’ said Scott Carpenter, KeyBank Vermont District President. ‘Cindy’s presentation was both entertaining and informative, providing clear explanations of the trends driving customer behavior today and the need for businesses to adjust to them.’Lisa Ventriss, president of the Vermont Business Roundtable, received the Key Achieve Award at the event. The award recognizes a woman who has successfully led her business or organization and who has contributed significantly to her community.”KeyBank has a wonderful tradition of supporting women’s professional development and empowerment through its Key4Women Forums, and I’m honored to receive this year’s Key Achieve Award,’ said Ventriss. ‘I look forward to celebrating this distinction with the many talented and diverse women in our community who also strive to make a difference every day.”Key4Women is a comprehensive bank program dedicated to helping women business owners achieve success. It has lent $3 billion to qualified women business owners since 2005, and last year committed to lending another $3 billion by 2012.The Key4Women Forums, which are being held in 15 cities across the United State in 2010, are designed to educate and empower women through the insight and advice of a dynamic national speaker.KeyBank N.A. is one of Vermont’s largest financial services companies. A strong proponent for local economic growth, Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, retirement, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. The company’s businesses deliver their products and services through Branches and offices; a network of approximately 1,500 ATMs; telephone banking centers (1.800.KEY2YOU); and a Web site, Key.com, that provides account access and financial products 24 hours a day.last_img read more

Newcastle set to lose out to Roma in race for Maxime Gonalons

first_img Maxime Gonalons is set to leave Lyon Roma have moved ahead of Newcastle United in the race for Maxime Gonalons after agreeing personal terms with the Lyon midfielder.Gonalons has spent his entire career at Lyon but is ready to leave the French side this summer after refusing to extend his contract as it enters its final year.A number of clubs are keen to strike a deal for the 28-year-old Frenchman, including AC Milan, Lazio and Newcastle.However, according to L’Equipe, Roma have steamed ahead of the competition by agreeing personal terms with Gonalons.Roma’s new sporting director, Monchi, is said to be leading the charge and they now just need to agree a transfer fee with Lyon.The Ligue 1 side are reportedly holding out for around £5m for the sale of Gonalons. 1last_img read more

Crime in Donegal: Sex offences drop, burglaries and drink driving on the rise

first_imgThe latest Garda crime data has revealed that the number of reported sex offences has decreased this year in Donegal.However, drink driving offences have almost doubled and burglary offences have increased by 33%.Gardaí in Donegal dealt with 2,387 offences in the first three months of 2019. This represents a rise of 345 crimes, compared to the same period in 2018 when 2042 offences were recorded. The crime stats, released under reservation by the CSO today, reveal that 30 sexual offences were recorded in Donegal between January and March 2019. Twenty five of those crimes were related to rape and sexual assault. The figure is down from 41 sexual offences at the same time in 2018.Ninety-three cases of drink driving were recorded, up from 64. There were eight drug driving offences, compared to one in the first quarter of last year.Other notable statistics show a rise in burglaries. Sixty burglary offences were recorded, up from 45.There was also a 27% rise in public order offences, from 255 in Q1 2018 to 326 in Q1 2019. Garda crime data from Donegal goes against the national averages, as today’s CSO report found an increase in fraud and sexual offences across Ireland, while burglary and criminal damage offences continue to fall.Crime in Donegal: Sex offences drop, burglaries and drink driving on the rise was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crimeCSOGardalast_img read more

Startup aims to make vision care more accessible in developing world

Provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Vision impairment is a major global issue. More than 2 billion people worldwide don’t have access to corrective lenses. More information: plenoptika.com/ QuickSee runs on a modified version of a wavefront aberrometer, an advanced device used to map the eye prior to LASIK surgery. Light is shined into the eye, reflected off of the retina, and then measured after it passes back through the eye’s lens and cornea. Distortions in the light waves, called aberrations, represent specific vision errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatisms. Among other benefits, the method is more precise than traditional autorefraction technology, producing more accurate measurements.QuickSee resembles a pair of large binoculars. Users peer into the viewing end and stare at an object in the distance. A technician taps a green arrow on a digital screen on the device to start the measurement. In about 10 seconds, the device displays a prescription estimate on the digital screen.A binocular model, which measures both eyes at once, costs about a third the price of traditional autorefractors and will be sold primarily in the U.S. For India and other developing countries, PlenOptika developed a monocular version to measure one eye at a time, providing equally accurate measurements but costing less than half the price of the binocular version.In India, and other developing countries, the QuickSee will most likely be sold to hospitals, NGOs, and optometry practices, which can train technicians and community health workers to travel with the device to rural areas and urban slums to administer tests. In the U.S. and other developed nations, the device will most likely be sold privately to optometrists as an alternative to expensive, stationary, or less accurate equipment. Religious organizations and major corporations are also reaching out to the startup. “It’s pretty much the whole gamut of people in eye care looking for the device,” Dave says.But Dave stresses that PlenOptika isn’t planning to replace optometrists. “We’re disrupting the tool used by optometrists, not optometrists,” he says. From the outset, PlenOptika has worked closely with leading global, health-focused optometrists and ophthalmologists, vision science researchers, and international eye-care NGOs to make sure the technology provided value to these stakeholders.Marrying hardware and softwareIn 2011, the PlenOptika co-founders were the first cohort of fellows in the Madrid-MIT M+ Visión Consortium under the direction of Martha Gray, the J. W. Kieckhefer Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and they chose to design a product that could realistically solve a large-scale global problem. “It was an accelerated way to achieve impact, as opposed to doing some basic research and waiting years down the line to have impact,” Dave says.Lim, who had studied optics as a PhD student at Boston University, knew that poor vision was a major, growing global issue, especially in developing countries, and wanted to develop a solution. Dave, a bioengineer with a background in global health, Durr, another former optics PhD, and Lage, an electrical engineer, joined Lim on the project.In developing countries, they soon learned, vision correction isn’t just a money issue: Often, people can afford glasses, but there aren’t enough optometrists and portable diagnostic equipment to reach rural areas. “We couldn’t train 100,000 new optometrists, but we could look at the technologies available and re-engineer them to be lower cost and easier to use,” Dave says.The ideal technology combined the ease-of-use of an autorefractor and the precision of a wavefront aberrometer. But simplifying wavefront aberrometer technology while maintaining its precision involved a “marriage hardware and software innovation,” Dave says.For the hardware components, PlenOptika uses off-the-shelf optical parts and relatively inexpensive electronics that are not engineered to the same precision as medical- and scientific-grade components found in traditional optometric equipment. The startup developed techniques to make up for such hardware shortcomings, including advanced image and data processing algorithms. For instance, a traditional autorefractor requires the operator to manually align each eye precisely to take a measurement. The QuickSee, however, constantly captures data from a patient’s eye, rapidly determining when to capture a measurement and reducing training barriers for technicians. “Your eye is always changing, and we have to know when it’s in the right state to take a measurement,” Dave says.A “very simple” yet critical design tweak, Dave adds, was designing the device so people could actually look through the viewer to focus on a real object far away. That’s when the eyes relax for ideal measurements. Traditional autorefractors, including portable ones, use an image within the machine and attempt to trick the patient into thinking they’re looking at something far away. “But your brain knows there’s something close by and it doesn’t fully relax the eye,” Dave says.Estimates are fine for U.S. clinics, where optometrists will use a rough estimate to guide their work, Dave says, “but in the India setting, it has to be as accurate as possible, because there aren’t optometrists available or because someone else is using it.”Stepping stonesJust before launching in 2014, the PlenOptika co-founders landed a student travel grant through the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives’ MIT-India program to visit hospitals to pitch their device and learn about the market in India. This was a major stepping stone because India has one of the biggest needs for glasses prescriptions in rural areas and urban slums, but it also has some of the best eye-care hospitals in the world. The country became PlenOptika’s target market.From 2014 to 2017, several clinical studies in the U.S., Spain, and India and other countries validating the technology have been carried out and published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science and presented at a conference of the Association for Vision Research and Ophthalmology.Now PlenOptika is focused on ramping up production for its primary and secondary markets. But Dave notes MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem was key in helping launch the startup six years ago. The team, then called IOVista, started thinking seriously about commercializing the technology after winning the Segal Family Emerging Markets track prize in the 2012 MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. MIT’s Venture Mentoring Service was especially valuable in offering sage advice on founding a company, iterating business models, fleshing out contracts, and fundraising, as well as connecting with potential partners, Dave says. In fact, Dave still reaches out to the VMS mentors for business and personal advice. “They’ve mentored us on everything,” Dave says. “I can’t say enough good things about the VMS.” Getting eyeglasses prescriptions is especially difficult in developing countries. Optometrists are generally located in urban centers and rarely see patients from rural areas, so many people suffer from uncorrected impairments. According to the World Health Organization, this can lead to impaired quality of life, learning difficulties, and lost employment opportunities and finances.Now MIT spinout PlenOptika aims to correct this issue with a highly accurate, portable autorefractor that measures refractive errors of the eye and produces estimated prescriptions in 10 seconds. Moreover, it’s more affordable than the current technology, with the potential to reach patients in previously inaccessible areas of developing countries.After six years of development, eight product iterations, and several clinical studies with a total of 1,500 patients across five countries, the device, called QuickSee, has hit the market in India.”People at the bottom of the pyramid have poor vision, because they don’t have glasses or aren’t aware of how to get glasses. It’s a big unmet medical need we’re trying to address,” says Shivang Dave, one of four former postdocs at the Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium (now MIT LinQ), along with Daryl Lim, Eduardo Lage, and Nicholas Durr.In a 708-patient study conducted in 2015 with an early prototype, about 85 percent of patients saw with 20/20 vision after being given glasses using the device’s measurement, compared to 91 percent of those who were tested using the optometrist-based gold-standard method. (An abstract of this study was accepted at a premier vision research conference this year). Although not perfect, this data has excited nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that work on vision care, some of which have piloted later versions of the QuickSee.The inside scoopTraditional autorefractors are table-sized, heavy, stationary machines that can cost up to $15,000. They detect reflections from infrared light shone through the eye to determine the size and shape of a ring at the back of the eye. This provides a baseline for corrective lens prescriptions. Portable autorefractors do exist, but they aren’t very accurate and are still rather pricey, Dave says. Citation: Startup aims to make vision care more accessible in developing world (2018, January 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-startup-aims-vision-accessible-world.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. This story is republished courtesy of MIT News (web.mit.edu/newsoffice/), a popular site that covers news about MIT research, innovation and teaching. MIT spinout PlenOptika has developed a highly accurate, portable autorefractor called QuickSee that measures refractive errors of the eye. More affordable than the current technology, the device has potential to reach patients in previously inaccessible areas of developing countries. Credit: PlenOptika Wavefront optics emerging as new tool for measuring and correcting vision Explore further read more