first_imgThank you to everyone that attended the quiz for Tir Chonaill rugby club last friday night it was well supported and great crack was had by all, thanks to Supervalu Dungloe,the Cope Dungloe, JP Baska Locksmiths Dungloe, Brian O’Donnell DIY hardware store Dungloe, Martin Moore gala Loughanure, Top Shop Dungloe, Breege Doherty feileacan designs,all da players and committee members who donated towards the raffle.To Paul McCann for helping sell the tickets.Also to Mick Patterson and James breslin for doing the questions and scoring and finally Pauline and staff at Careys Viking House Hotel Kincasslagh for the hospitality one of many to come. The total collection money came to €489.50 which will go along way.Our next fundraiser wil be a 70s theme disco in McDaids in acres on 21st dec come along and boogie to old time classics….This saturday 1st December sees the senior side travel to Altnagelvin Derry to play Londonderry YMCA RFC in the clubs first meeting.We will be travelling with the intentions of coming back with maximum points to kickstart our season.The following week sees us entertain Donaghadee 3 rfc in the much anticipated McCambley cup 1st round,the away side will have a long journey from County Down and wont get it easy on the field either big support is needed for the home game on the 8th December and no doubt the celebrations will continue after the match with Tir Chonails popular warm reception for the away side and of course Tir Chonaill’s 2nd row forward Eddie Sharkey’s birthday that weekend. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday for seniors and Tuesdays and Saturdays 6pm and 11am respectively for the youths and juniors all new members are welcome and anyone else is encouraged to come along and give it a go.RUGBY NEWS: TIR CHONAILL CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 26th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:TIR CHONAILL RUGBY CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Nature publisher to merge with the world’s second biggest science publisher

first_imgThe London-based publisher of Nature and Scientific American, Macmillan Science and Education, announced today that it will merge with Berlin-based Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world’s largest science, technology, and medicine publishers. Together, the duo will generate an estimated $1.75 billion in annual sales and employ some 13,000 people. The German Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, which owns Macmillan Science and Education, will own 53% of the new company. BC Partners, a private equity firm that owns Springer+Business Media, will hold the rest. In 2013, BC Partners bought Springer in a deal worth approximately $3.8 billion.The move is “aimed at securing the long-term growth of both businesses,” BC Partners said in a statement. Eventually, the firm aims to sell the new publishing giant, perhaps by transforming it into a publicly held company, managing partner Ewald Walgenbach told reporters. “The most likely exit will be an IPO [initial public offering],” he told Reuters. “However, that is still at least 2-3 years away.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The merger may reflect investors’ waning confidence in the growth opportunities available in technical publishing, some outsiders say. “I think more consolidation is inevitable,” says Richard Anderson, associate dean for scholarly resources and collections at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Science “publishers are fielding more and more submissions and chasing smaller and smaller budgets while also dealing with an increasingly complex scholarly communication environment. It’s a very tough position to be in.”Michael Eisen, the co-founder of the nonprofit open access publisher Public Library of Science, thinks the deal might be a tactic to compete with other big guns in publishing. “I figure it’s at least in part about trying to keep up with Elsevier,” another journal giant, he says.The deal will give Springer the majority of the businesses owned by Holtzbrinck. They include Nature and Scientific American, which has more than 6 million readers, and the academic book publisher Palgrave Macmillan, as well as its textbook division Macmillan Education.Springer’s portfolio will include all of their medical and technical books and journals, including those published by open-access subsidiaries BioMed Central, SpringerOpen, and Springer Open Choice. Other holdings include Adis, a global provider of drug information for health care professionals; Apress, a technical publisher for information technology professionals; and all businesses in Springer’s Professional Publishing division.The deal excludes certain businesses, including the scientific software firm Digital Science and the education technology company Digital Education.Springer Science CEO Derk Haank will lead the merged company, which will have a market value of more than $5.8 billion. The deal is expected to completely close in the first half of 2015.Editor’s note: The author worked at BioMed Central, which is owned by Springer Science+Business Media, from September 2012 until June 2014.last_img read more