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MSCI

MSCI Inc. is an American finance company headquartered in New York City and serving as a global provider of equity, fixed income, hedge fund stock market indexes, multi-asset portfolio analysis tools. It publishes MSCI World and MSCI EAFE Indexes; the company is headquartered at 7 World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City, U. S. In 1968, Capital International published indexes covering the global stock market for non-U. S. Markets. In 1986, Morgan Stanley licensed the rights to the indexes from Capital International and branded the indexes as the Morgan Stanley Capital International indexes. By the 1980s, the MSCI indexes were the primary benchmark indexes outside of the US before being joined by FTSE, Standard & Poor's. After Dow Jones started float weighting its index funds, MSCI followed. In 2004, MSCI acquired Inc. to form MSCI Barra. In mid-2007, parent company Morgan Stanley decided to divest from, spin off, MSCI; this was followed by an initial public offering of a minority of stock in November 2007.

The divestment was completed in 2009. The company is headquartered in New York City; some companies in MSCI's peer group includes Glass Lewis, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, Standard & Poor's. In 2010 MSCI formally acquired RiskMetrics Inc. and Measurisk. In 2012 MSCI acquired Investment Property Databank. In 2013, MSCI acquired Investor Force from ICG Group in 2013. In August 2014, MSCI acquired GMI Ratings. In October 2019, MSCI formally acquired Carbon Delta, a Zurich based climate change analytics company; the MSCI global equity indexes have been calculated since 1969 and include MSCI World and MSCI EAFE. The company used eight factors in developing its indexes: momentum, value, growth, size nonlinearity and financial leverage. In 2018 MSCI announced it would begin including mainland Chinese "A" shares in its Emerging Markets Index; the domestic Chinese companies received a 5% weighting in the index though the stated methodology called for a 40% weighting. While MSCI is the last major index provider to include the companies, the decision has proved controversial due to the fact that many Chinese listed companies refuse to permit the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to inspect their financial records, thereby sparking criticism and questions from Senator Marco Rubio.

In February 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported the decision was the result of pressure from the Chinese government. In March 2019, CNBC reported that MSCI would quadruple the weightings of mainland Chinese shares in its global benchmarks. Official website Business data for MSCI Inc

Done Away with It

"Done Away With It" is an episode of Australian Playhouse. It was directed by Henri Safran, it was the last thing. Flower wrote it in a weekend. Australian TV drama was rare at the time. A man plans to murder his rich wife, he winds up killing three others instead. Alexander Hay as Harvey Monroe Irene Sims Willie Fenell Reg Cannon Janie Stewart Tom Oliver as Mr Carruthers Rob Inglis John Gregg Pat Flower wrote Easy Terms and The Lace Counter for theatre, they were recommended to the ABC's Australian Playhouse. Flower wrote them this play in a weekend; the bulletin, John Haynes and J. F. Archibald, 1880, retrieved; the Sydney Morning Herald said there was "originality in the presentation of the play... and for that reason it can be counted among the more interesting" of the series, saying "the conception of combining a technique reminiscent of the old silent films with that of contemporary television production was cleverly contrived.... This story and improbable in itself, was acceptable owing to the slick production in the hands of Henri Safran.

Some effective photography and not least Miss Flower's constructive ability."Another critic from the same paper praised Flower for "her clever bit of something-out-of-nothing" but most of all Safran "for the year's most inventive production work. With a tongue-in-cheek combination of stills and action, he made this lightweight piece into a halfhour comedy gem."The Canberra Times praised the " taut writing... and fast and furious directing... Using The Avengers technique of whirling cameras, flash backs and exotic means of destruction such as perfume containers loaded with a poison dart and exploding chrysanthemums, the play made the grade in technique; the ABC let its head go with this one 011 sets and props."Another critic called it "a shocker". Done Away With at AustLit Done Away With at Ausstage

Baljit S. Khakh

Baljit Singh Khakh is a British neuroscientist and Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Baljit Khakh completed his Ph. D. at University of Cambridge in 1995 in the laboratory of Patrick PA Humphrey. He completed postdoctoral fellowships first in the laboratory of Graeme Henderson at the University of Bristol in the laboratories of Henry A. Lester and Norman Davidson at California Institute of Technology. In 2001, Khakh joined the faculty as a Group Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. In 2006, Khakh moved to the University of California, Los Angeles and is now Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology. In 2013, Khakh was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology as well as awarded the National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award. In 2018, he was awarded the Paul G. Allen Distinguished Investigator Award. In 2019, Khakh received a R35 Outstanding Investigator Award from NINDS. Khakh's research has focused on the role of astrocytes in the brain.

His group is well known for working on ion channels that are involved in regulating astrocyte function. Tong X, Ao Y... Khakh BS. Astrocyte Kir4.1 ion channel deficits contribute to neuronal dysfunction in Huntington's disease model mice. Nature Neuroscience. 17: pgs. 694-703 Shigetomi E, Tong X... Khakh BS. TRPA1 channels regulate astrocyte resting calcium and inhibitory synapse efficacy through GAT-3. Nature Neuroscience. 15: pgs. 70-80 Khakh BS, Alan North R. P2X receptors as cell-surface ATP sensors in health and disease. Nature. 442: pgs. 527-532 Khakh BS, Bao XR... Lester HA. Neuronal P2X transmitter-gated cation channels change their ion selectivity in seconds. Nature Neuroscience. 2: pgs. 322-330 Khakh BS, Proctor WR... Lester HA. Allosteric control of gating and kinetics at P2X4 receptor channels. Journal of Neuroscience. 19: pgs. 7289-7299

Cuenca Canton

Cuenca is a canton of Ecuador, located in the Azuay Province. Its capital is the town of Cuenca. During the census of 2001 the canton had 417,632 inhabitants and in 2010 it had 505,585 inhabitants; the city is named after Santa Ana of the 4 Rivers of Cuenca in honor of the city of Cuenca in Spain, the birthplace of the Spanish viceroy of Peru Andrés Hurtado de Mendoza, the one who sent Spanish Gil Ramírez Dávalos to fund the city, the fact that, this place, in its geographical features are similar to the Spanish city. In addition, the name includes the fact that four rivers cross it: Tomebamba, Tarqui and Machángara; the rest of the name comes from the Spanish tradition of dedicating to the new cities a saint of the Catholic church, in this case Santa Ana. Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010: Mestizo 89.7% White 5.7% Afro-Ecuadorian 2.2% Indigenous 1.8% Montubio 0.4% Other 0.2% The canton is divided into parishes. The urban sector of the city of Cuenca is formed by the following 15 parishes: The rural territory of the canton is divided into 21 parishes

Vincent Barkly Molteno

Vice Admiral Vincent Barkly Molteno CB was a Royal Navy officer during World War I. He fought and distinguished himself in the Battle of Jutland in April 1916, commanding from the armoured cruiser HMS Warrior, he was subsequently awarded the Russian Order of St. Anna for bravery, was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath and Aide-de-camp to the King. Molteno was born in Cape Town part of the Cape Colony, into a large family of Italian origin, he was the son of Sir John Charles Molteno, who at the time was Prime Minister of the Cape, many of his relatives held positions of influence in business and government. Vincent Molteno had little interest in business though, his father died. Soon after joining the Navy, he was discovered to be a lethally accurate shot, was selected for special training, distinguished as a gun specialist. In 1893 he was sent to take part in the Vitu Expedition to Zanzibar as a lieutenant to crush the slave trade, was awarded the General African Medal, his extraordinary effectiveness on this mission was reported in despatches, led to his being promoted to Commander.

He commanded several warships in World War I, including HMS Revenge, King George V, Shannon and Bellerophon. It was from Revenge that he led the bombardment of German bases along the Flanders coast, he served as Flag-Captain of the 2nd Battle Squadron and the 3rd Cruiser Squadron. Molteno fought at the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval engagement of the First World War, commanding from the armoured cruiser HMS Warrior. HMS Warrior was part of the ill-fated First Cruiser Squadron, deployed as a vanguard several miles ahead of the main British fleet; when contact was first made with the German High Seas Fleet, Rear-Admiral Arbuthnot boldly but unwisely ordered the First Cruiser Squadron to engage, the small squadron thus found itself facing the combined firepower of the German dreadnoughts. Hopelessly outgunned, the other ships in Arbuthnot's squadron were swiftly blown to pieces and sank - taking their entire crews down with them; however HMS Warrior fought on, exchanging fire with the combined line of German dreadnoughts for a considerable time.

While able to manoeuvre somewhat to minimise the damage, Warrior was taking hits from 11 in and 5.9 in shells, beginning to suffer large fires and massive carnage on deck. With casualties mounting and signs of flooding, Molteno manoeuvred Warrior out of harm's way as the beleaguered HMS Warspite unintentionally drew the enemy fire. Once out of danger, Molteno had the damaged ship taken in tow, the crew were safely landed before the ship was discarded and allowed to sink the next day, he was awarded the Order of St. Anna with Swords for his exceptional performance at the battle. A newspaper from the time reports: The Warrior went through terrible experiences. At one time the concentrated fire of the German Dreadnoughts fell upon her. Captain Molteno's ship suffered about 100 casualties; the wounded and the rest of the crew were all saved when she was in a sinking condition after being in tow for several hours. The gallant captain was cheered by the ship's company. Molteno led attacks on German forces that were covering Axis convoys in the North Sea, commanding from HMS Shannon, when hostilities ended he was appointed aide-de-camp to the King and was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath.

He retired in 1921 as Rear-Admiral but was promoted to Vice Admiral in 1926 while on the retired list. He died on 12 November 1952 aged 80. Molteno married Ethel Manwaring Robertson in 1915, they had one daughter Viola born in 1917. Ethel had been married twice before, firstly to George Batley in 1895 and James Swanston in 1901. Uys, I. South African Military History. 1452-1992. Fortress Publishers Germiston. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X

Leonora, Western Australia

Leonora is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, located 833 kilometres northeast of the state capital, 237 kilometres north of the city of Kalgoorlie. The first European explorer was John Forrest, who visited the area in 1869. On 21 June 1869 Forrest's party made camp near a conspicuous hill, which Forrest named Mount Leonora, after his six-year-old niece Frances Leonora Hardey. In 1895, gold was discovered in the area by prospector Edward'Doodah' Sullivan at the Johannesburg lease just north of the current townsite. In the following two years a number of rich finds resulted in rapid development of the area; the Sons of Gwalia gold mine brought Leonora to the attention of the world. By 1897 a residential and business area had been established, the town was gazetted as Leonora. Leonora had a single track passenger tramway linking the town and nearby Gwalia, from 1901 to 1921. Steam driven, the service was electric from November 1908, petrol powered from 1915. A reverse osmosis desalination treatment plant was opened in October 2005 to improve the quality of the town's water supply from the Station Creek wellfield by reducing the occurring high levels of salinity and hardness.

It was designed to supply 2.5 million litres of treated water per day. In 2010, the Rudd Government relocated asylum seekers from Christmas Island to the "Leonora Alternative Place of Detention", an immigration detention centre used as a mine workers hostel, in Leonora; the Abbott Government closed the facility in February 2014. Leonora is a mining town. There are a number of major gold mines in the Shire, as well as the Murrin Murin laterite nickel project; the area supports a significant pastoral industry. At the 2016 census, Leonora had a population of 27.6 % of which were of Aboriginal descent. The area has an arid climate, with hot summers and cool winters. Frost may occur on some winter mornings. Rainfall is sparse. Leonora Airport Media related to Leonora, Western Australia at Wikimedia Commons Leonora tramway history