Cardinal Health, Inc. is an American multinational health care services company, the 14th highest revenue generating company in the United States. Its headquarters are based in Dublin and Dublin, Ireland; the company specializes in the distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical products, serving more than 100,000 locations. The company manufactures medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel, fluid management products. In addition, it operates the largest network of radiopharmacies in the U. S. Cardinal Health provides medical products to over 75 percent of hospitals in the United States. Founded in 1971 as Cardinal Foods by Robert D. Walter, the company was a food wholesaler. After acquiring the Bailey Drug Company in 1979, it began wholesaling drugs as Cardinal Distribution, Incorporated; the company went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1983, subsequently began a long string of acquisitions and mergers. In 1988, Walter sold Cardinal Health's food operations to Roundy's.
From 1991 to 1996, the company's sales grew from $1.2 billion to $8.9 billion. In a case study for Harvard Business Review, Mary Teagarden describes Cardinal Health in this period as "one of a handful of large U. S. companies that had achieved earnings-per-share growth in excess of 20 percent for 15 years straight." The company changed its name to Cardinal Health in 1994, became the third-largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in the United States. R. Kerry Clark, a former executive and vice chairman at Procter & Gamble, was appointed president and CEO in April 2006, with Robert D. Walter retaining Chairmanship of the board. In September 2008, the company announced Clark and Walter would retire and George S. Barrett would become the chairman and CEO. Cardinal Health completed the spin-off of its clinical and medical products businesses into an independent medical technology company called CareFusion in 2009 with David Schlotterbeck as CEO. Cardinal Health is now traded on the NYSE under symbol CAH.
As of August 2017, it is ranked 15 on the Fortune 500 list with FY2017 annual revenue of $121.5 billion. The firm employs 37,300 people worldwide. In December 2013, it was announced that Cardinal Health would team up with CVS Caremark, which would form the largest generic drug sourcing operation in the United States; the venture was named Red Oak Sourcing and began operations in July 2014. In 1995, Medicine Shoppe International, the country's largest franchise of retail pharmacies, was acquired; the merger represented the first non-distribution acquisition by Cardinal Health. In 1996, Cardinal Health acquired Pyxis Corporation, a company that developed automated pill dispensers for hospitals, for $867 million. In a 1997 competition between Cardinal Health and McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health planned to purchase Bergen, to which McKesson responded with a bid to purchase Amerisource. Instead and Bergen merged into AmerisourceBergen; that year, Cardinal Health completed the acquisition of Owen Healthcare, the second-largest provider of pharmacy management services in the U.
S. at the time. In 1999, the firm acquired the Chicago-based medical products manufacturer and distributor, Allegiance Healthcare. Allegiance made surgical drapes and gowns, distributed customized arrangements of medical supplies. During 2001, the company spent $30 billion on acquisitions, including Bindley Western Industries, wholesale distributor of pharmaceuticals based in Indianapolis. In April 2006, Cardinal Health purchased Niagara Falls-based ParMed Pharmaceuticals for $40.1 million. ParMed's focus of selling medicine in smaller quantities complements Cardinal Health's distribution to bigger hospital and drug store chains. In June 2007, the firm announced the completion of a tender offer for VIASYS Healthcare. In June 2010, Cardinal Health announced plans to expand its presence in specialty pharmaceutical services with an agreement to purchase Healthcare Solutions Holding for $517 million. In December 2010, the company acquired Kinray, one of the last independent pharmaceutical wholesalers in the United States, increasing Cardinal Health's presence in the independent pharmacy market by 40 percent.
Kinray had annual revenue of over $3.5 billion, served about 2,000 independent retail pharmacy customers. From 2010 to 2014, Cardinal Health acquired 18 companies including Yong Yu, a Chinese drug distributor. Cardinal Health teamed up with CVS to form Red Oak Sourcing, the largest generic drug sourcing operation in the United States, in July 2014, when the companies started buying generic drugs around the world to sell in U. S. markets. In March 2015, Cardinal Health signed an agreement to acquire Johnson & Johnson's Cordis division, a cardiology and endovascular device manufacturer, for $1.94 billion. Cordis' largest market is in the United States, but the manufacturer employs 3,000 people around the world and 70 percent of its sales are international; the acquisition was completed on October 4, 2015. In March 2015, Cardinal Health signed an agreement to acquire Tradex International, a Cleveland-based distributor of latex and other gloves used in the health care and food service industries.
In April 2017, Cardinal Health announced the plan to acquire leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billion. The acquisition was completed on July 30, 2017; the acquisition was funded with a combination of $4.5 billion in new senior unsecured notes, existing cash and borrowings under its existing credit arrangements. For the fiscal year 2017, Cardinal Health reported earnings of US$7.181 billion, with an annual revenue of US$136.809 billion, an increase of 5.3% over the previou
Lucas Lorenzo "Lucky" Spencer Jr. and Elizabeth Imogene Webber are fictional characters and a supercouple from the ABC Daytime soap opera, General Hospital. Lucky Spencer is the son of legendary supercouple and Laura, played by Anthony Geary and Genie Francis. Elizabeth Webber is the granddaughter of original General Hospital character, Steve Hardy, long-time character Audrey March Hardy. Lucky was originated by Jonathan Jackson in 1993, who continued to play the role when Rebecca Herbst originated Elizabeth in 1997. Jackson left the series in 1999, Lucky was played by Jacob Young and Greg Vaughan, let go in 2009 to allow Jackson to reprise the role. Jackson left the series in December 2011 and the role was not recast. Herbst portrayed the couple with each actor, has been the only contract actress to play Elizabeth; the couple first rose to popularity in early 1998 when Lucky helps Elizabeth recover after she has been raped. The teenagers take part in a slow and innocent romance, interrupted in 1999 when Lucky is presumed dead in a fire.
He returns brainwashed in 2000 resulting in their break-up in 2002. The couple reunites and marries in 2005, facing financial struggles, Lucky becomes a father figure to Elizabeth's son Cameron. Lucky's prescription drug addiction in 2006 leads to infidelity, they divorce twice in 2007 after Lucky learns he is not the biological father of Elizabeth's son Jake, they get engaged again in 2009, but split up when Lucky learns of Elizabeth's affair with his brother Nikolas Cassadine. They remain connected through the death of their son Jake, learning that Lucky is the father of Elizabeth's son Aiden. Elizabeth helps Lucky through his drug relapse in 2011, but he refuses to reconcile and leaves for Ireland. Lucky and Elizabeth were first called a supercouple as teenagers referred to by the portmanteau "L&L" or "L&L2" on internet message boards due to their similarities to Lucky's parents Luke and Laura. Viewers praised the recovery of Elizabeth's rape as helping other victims to heal, the couple's innocent relationship aimed to show the option of sexual abstinence to younger viewers.
The chemistry between Jackson and Herbst is cited as part of their success. Both won Soap Opera Digest Awards during their popular 1999 storyline. In 2008, Lucky and Elizabeth were named No. 9 of ABC Daytime's Top 100 Greatest Couples by Soaps In Depth. The role of Lucky Spencer was originated on October 29, 1993 by Jonathan Jackson, Rebecca Herbst originated the role of Elizabeth Webber on August 1, 1997. During 1998 and 1999, rumors circulated various times concerning Jackson's departure, either to attend college or pursue more film roles. Jackson extended his contract in early 1999, stating to Soap Opera Digest: "Seeing how much the fans are enjoying, I wanted to do a little more with it before I left." Jackson exited the series shortly thereafter and last appeared on May 24, 1999, at the height of the duo's popularity as a young supercouple. Surrounding Jackson's exit, rumors circulated about Herbst's departure. In early 2000, Jackson stated he would like to reprise the role but his schedule would not permit it.
He suggested a short-term return that would coincide with Herbst's departure should she not renew her contract, allowing for periodic returns from the couple on. Although Herbst expressed interest, the show wanted to keep the characters on canvas. Herbst resigned in July for three years. Fans were weary of a new actor playing Lucky; that magic is hard to duplicate in a recast."The role of Lucky was recast with Jacob Young on February 25, 2000 a year after Jackson's last appearance, speculated to be an attempt to ease the transition between characters due to Jackson's popularity. In November 2000, Young and Herbst guest starred on the FOX network sketch comedy series MADtv, making small cameos as Lucky and Elizabeth. Young did not renew his contract, left the series on February 10, 2003. Greg Vaughan stepped into the role on February 20, 2003. In September 2009, ABC announced that Vaughan had decided to leave to explore other opportunities, that Jackson would be reprising the role. However, Vaughan announced via Twitter.
Vaughan last aired on October 20, 2009, while Jackson first aired on October 27, 2009. On January 18, 2011, it was announced that Herbst had been let go from General Hospital and ABC stated her exit would be storyline dictated. Jackson was one of many costars to speak out, she is irreplaceable. I'm confident the future has brilliant things in store for her! Right now, I'm just speechless and disappointed." After much fan protest, a month ABC released another statement saying that Herbst would retain her role on the show. In November 2011, it was announced that Jackson would vacate the role of Lucky due the heavy amount of work he was receiving. TV Guide reported that on top of lighter scheduling requests, Jackson had attempted to negotiate with the network to be repaired with on-screen love interest Herbst, but was denied. Jackson confirmed the character would not die or be recast, last appeared the week of December 19, 2011. Lucky and Elizabeth meet for the first time in August 1997. Liz has a huge crush on Lucky.
In February 1998, Elizabeth believes they have a date for the Valentine's Day dance, but decides not to go when she
Dalton E. Gray is an American actor best known for his role as Mike in American Horror Story: Freak Show and Jack Colson for two seasons on HBO's Treme In 2012 Dalton made his film debut in the WWE Studios produced thriller film No One Lives. In 2014, Dalton played Jeff Daniels' character in Dumb and Dumber To, he appeared in Revolution. Dalton graduated at the age of 16 from K12 in Texas, he has one sister named Katie Gray. Gray was raised in Katy where he attended Katy Elementary, Katy Junior High, one year at Katy High School went on to graduate from K-12 at the age of 16. Before Gray started acting he was a national level motocross winning over 200 1st place titles. After an injury and Gray being unable to race he decided to give acting a try. In 2012 after a few short films, Dalton made his film debut in the WWE Studios produced thriller film No One Lives, he booked the role as Jack Colson son of New Orleans detective David Morse season 3 & 4 on HBO's Treme Young Harry Dunn is played by Dalton Gray in the film Dumb and Dumber To.
In 2014 season of American Horror Story: Freak Show as Mike. Other articles and interviews. Http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/interview-ben-woolf-dalton-gray-talk-american-horror-story-freak-show-at-the-l-homme-de-maison-launch/11313090 Dalton E. Gray on IMDb
Smart Networks is a Belarusian project, designed to search for and teach young analysts for the state administration. The project was initiated by the Informational-Analytical Center under the Administration of President of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the Republican Institute of Higher Education, Belarusian State University and Minsk State Linguistic University. In October 2012, the project began with the formations of an analytical community of 150 young people; the Smart Networks project participants are citizens of Belarus who are under thirty-five years of age and who have received at a minimum, a Bachelor or Master's academic degree. They have the analytical ability and interest in political matters to create a product which can be used by the government of Belarus to benefit the state. There is an element of self-development for the participants. Preference in choosing participants was given to those people with Chinese skills. Alexey Macevilo, the project coordinator said, "We started the project because we were searching analysts for our Center.
It is clear. But there are some modern challenges we have to respond. Technology challenges first of all, they do change the society. Social interactions move into cyberspace. We need analysts who are able to work in this environment."and, "Web-community, formed in "Vkontakte" social network, is turning into something bigger than mechanism of selection. In fact it is a core of young analysts network, they are able to handle brainstorming sessions, express-polls, discuss new ideas and projects online."Umnye Seti became a discussion platform for young political analysts. In October 2012, two hundred people competed in a qualifying round: 54% were graduate students, 11% postgraduates. In November 2012 in Minsk, 25 finalists attended a seminar in research methodology and applied political analysis. In January and February 2013, participants worked on individual projects. A social network called Smart Networks became their platform for interaction, exchange of opinions and collaboration. Participants provided material for Alexander Lukashenko's presidential annual State of the Nation Address to the Belarus people and the National Assembly, delivered on 19 April 2013.
The State Youth Personnel Policy community developed a virtual debate club. On 6 June 2013, project participants met with representatives of the Belarus government administration; the participants have their projects published in a socio-political magazine. The project includes a series of scientific conferences named "Agenda-2015", it is envisioned that participants will propose ideas for the social and economic development of Belarus over the years 2016 to 2020 including: modernisation of the economy, information technology, state youth policy, foreign policy and globalization. The project has been criticised for giving the government a de facto mandate. Collective Intelligence Crowdsourcing Strategic studies Think tank Александров А. Умные сети, Belarus Segodnya 30 March 2013. Мацевило А. А сети/здесь/умные Belta blog 20 November 2012. B. Беларуси прошел конкурс молодых аналитиков ONT, 9 February 2013. Молодые эксперты нужны государству. А зачем? TUT. By 13 June 2013. Министерство образования и аналитический центр при Администрации Президента приступили к поиску молодых аналитиков TVR.by 13 October 2012.
Программа по поиску молодых аналитиков "Умные сети" стартовала в Беларуси Belta.by 1 October 2012
Secret Painting, is a series of contemporary art works by Mel Ramsden created between 1967 and 1968. These contemporary art works all consist of a monochrome painting associated with a text panel; this series of monochrome paintings is distinguished from the monochrome paintings produced in the field of visual arts by the accompanying block of text. This text mentions: The content of this painting is invisible: the character and dimension of the content are to be kept permanently secret, known only to the artist.. It is at the same time, a reference to the history of monochrome painting and Malevich's Black Square, an answer given by Mel Ramsden to the paintings of Ad Reinhardt, an American painter and theoretician, a precursor of conceptual and minimal art; these paintings raise the question of the status of the art object and the play, established between the artist and the visitor in the possible revelation of a content. To his great amusement, during the exhibition 1969: The Black Box of Conceptual Art Ann Stephen said: I've known Secret Paintings for a long time, but looking at the back, I realized that there was indeed a secret painting.
Arte Concettuale, Galerie Daniel Templon, Milan, 1971 New York Art & Language, Galeria Schema, Florence, 1974 Early work 1965-1976, Recent work 1991-1994, Lisson Gallery, Londres, 1994 Art & Language and Luhmann, Kunstraum Vienna, Vienne, 1995 Art & Language, Kunsthalle St Gallen, Saint-Gall, 1996 Then and Now, Lisson Gallery, Londres, 1998 Materializing six years: Lucy R. Lippard and the emergence of conceptual art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, 2013 Art & Language Uncompleted - Philippe Méaille Collection, MACBA, Barcelone, 2014 Unpainting, Galerie d'art de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, Sydney, 2018 Art & Language - Reality Fragments, Château de Montsoreau - musée d'Art contemporain, Montsoreau, 2018
Baranów is a village in Puławy County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina called Gmina Baranów, it lies 20 kilometres north-east of Puławy and 46 km north-west of the regional capital Lublin. The village has a population of 1,672. Baranów was founded as a town on the basis of Magdeburg Law in 1544. By the 19th century the town was in economic decline and in 1870 it lost its town status; the first historical mention of the Jewish inhabitants of Baranów comes from records dating from 1621. In 1930 the village had a population of 2071, including 1092 Jews. Under the German occupation of Poland the Jewish population was confined in a ghetto by 1942 deported to the Sobibor extermination camp and murdered there. Fewer than 25 Baranów Jews survived the war, the Jewish community was not reestablished in the village afterwards. Except for the remnants of the Jewish cemetery and the name of one of the streets, few traces of the former Jewish presence remain in the village today.
History of the Jewish community in Baranów, from Virtual Shtetl website