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Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA (FSNUY: OTCQX International Premier) | Annual Report

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On heels of scandals, USC announces new president

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president who will usher in “a new era” following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive college admissions bribery case.

Carol Folt will become the university’s 12th president on July 1 following a lengthy nationwide search. She’ll be the first full-time female president in school history. The announcement comes a week after news broke of a college bribery scandal involving USC and other universities across the country.

Folt most recently was chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was forced out early in a dispute over a Confederate monument.

Folt will take over USC from interim President Wanda Austin, who stepped in after former President C.L. Max Nikias resigned last summer amid two major controversies: reports that the school ignored complaints of widespread sexual misconduct by a longtime campus gynecologist and an investigation into a medical school dean accused of smoking methamphetamine with a woman who overdosed.

USC said in a statement that Folt will “promote positive cultural change and uphold the highest values of excellence, integrity and trust across USC.”

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Rick Caruso, chair of the USC Board of Trustees, said in a statement that Folt is “a brilliant, principled leader with clarity of purpose and integrity to lead the university forward and upward.”

Last week, prosecutors announced federal criminal charges that targeted prestigious schools including USC, Georgetown and Yale.

Prosecutors say wealthy parents — including Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin — either paid bribes to have a college counselor rig standardized tests or get their children admitted as recruits of sports they didn’t play.

More than half the 32 parents charged were trying to bribe their children’s way into USC.

The school fired senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel and water polo coach Jovan Vavic, who won 16 national titles. Both were accused of taking bribes. Two former USC coaches also were named in the scheme.

Folt said in a statement that she is “aware that our community is deeply troubled by a number of immediate challenges.”

“I assure you that we will meet these challenges together, directly, decisively and with honesty and candor,” she said. “This is a moment of responsibility and opportunity, and we will seize them both.”

Folt became the first woman to lead UNC-Chapel Hill in July 2013 and left less than six years later amid a controversy over a Confederate statue torn down on campus.

Folt had also inherited an academic scandal at UNC, which included a department that offered irregular courses with significant athlete enrollments dating back years before her arrival. The courses were misidentified as lecture classes that didn’t meet, required a research paper or two for typically high grades with little to no faculty oversight.

While internal and external probes had occurred before she arrived at Chapel Hill, Folt was leading the school in 2014 when it hired an outside attorney who later determined the problems dated back 18 years and affected more than 3,100 students.

Around the time of the report’s release in 2014, Folt said the university had little choice but to conduct the probe.

“It is hard for me to imagine how any person of character could’ve said, ‘No, sorry, don’t want to hear it,’ ” she said in 2014. “So we didn’t have a choice. This is the right thing to do.”

In the following years, protests grew around the Confederate statue known as “Silent Sam” in a main campus quad, with demonstrators decrying what they said were its white supremacist origins. Protesters toppled it in late 2018, as both supporters and detractors pressured top university administrators over the statue’s fate.

Earlier this year, Folt ordered the statue’s empty pedestal be removed and put in storage, while also announcing plans to resign. She had planned to stay on until the end of the academic year, but was forced to leave in January after the chairman of the statewide university board complained about her decision to remove the remnants of the statue.

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Associated Press writer Jonathan Drew contributed to this report from Raleigh, North Carolina.

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InPlay Oil Corp. (IPOOF: OTCQX International) | Annual Report

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InPlay Oil Corp. (IPOOF: OTCQX International) | Management Discussion and Analysis

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Flooding will continue into next week in storm-ravaged Midwest

March 20 (Reuters) – The flooding that devastated the U.S. Midwest is likely to last into next week, as rain and melted snow flow into Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi, the National Weather Service said. Floods driven by melting snow in the Dakotas will persist even as Nebraska and Iowa dig out from storms that have killed four people, left one missing and caused more than a billion dollars in damage to crops, livestock and roads.

“It’s already not looking good downstream for the middle and lower Mississippi and Missouri (rivers) into Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri,” Bob Oravec, a meteorologist with the NWS’s Weather Prediction Center, said early Wednesday.

The floodwaters have inundated a swath of Iowa and Nebraska along the Missouri River, North America’s longest river. Half of Iowa’s 99 counties have declared states of emergency.

“That snow pack is still there and it’s going to keep melting, and that’s bad news,” Oravec said.

About an inch of rain is predicted for Saturday in the region, Oravec said. “It’s not a lot, but any precipitation is bad right now.”

Vice President Mike Pence toured some of Nebraska Tuesday and promised to help expedite federal help to the region.

Gabe Schmidt, owner of Liquid Trucking, back right, travels by air boat with Glenn Wyles, top left, Mitch Snyder, bottom right, and Juan Jacobo, bottom left, as they survey damage from the flood waters of the Platte River, in Plattsmouth, Neb., Sunday, March 17, 2019. Hundreds of people remained out of their homes in Nebraska, but rivers there were starting to recede. The National Weather Service said the Elkhorn River remained at major flood stage but was dropping. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Gabe Schmidt, owner of Liquid Trucking, right, talks to Glenn Wyles, second right, as they survey by air boat flood damage from the flood waters of the Platte River, in Plattsmouth, Neb., Sunday, March 17, 2019. Hundreds of people remained out of their homes in Nebraska, but rivers there were starting to recede. The National Weather Service said the Elkhorn River remained at major flood stage but was dropping. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Gabe Schmidt, owner of Liquid Trucking, top right, travels by air boat with Glenn Wyles, top left, Mitch Snyder, bottom left, and Juan Jacobo, bottom right, as they survey damage from the flood waters of the Platte River, in Plattsmouth, Neb., Sunday, March 17, 2019. Hundreds of people remained out of their homes in Nebraska, but rivers there were starting to recede. The National Weather Service said the Elkhorn River remained at major flood stage but was dropping. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Vice President Mike Pence and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, second right point to flooded areas, with Neb. Gov. Pete Ricketts, left, during a helicopter flight over areas affected by the flooding of the Missouri and Elkhorn Rivers, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Nebraska. Pence flew to Omaha, Neb., Tuesday to view damage and to offer support to first responders, volunteers and those displaced by the floods. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME – Tom Wilke, center, his son Chad, right, and Nick Kenny, load a boat out of the swollen waters of the North Fork of the Elkhorn River after checking on the Witke’s flooded property, in Norfolk, Neb., Friday, March 15, 2019. Heavy rain falling atop deeply frozen ground has prompted evacuations along swollen rivers in Wisconsin, Nebraska and other Midwestern states. Thousands of people have been urged to evacuate along eastern Nebraska rivers as a massive late-winter storm has pushed streams and rivers out of their banks throughout the Midwest. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin and Mississippi all declared states of emergency after the floods, which stemmed from a powerful winter hurricane last week. The flooding killed livestock, destroyed grains and soybeans in storage and cut off access to farms because of road and rail damage.

Authorities said they had rescued nearly 300 people in Nebraska alone, with some rivers continuing to rise. Rescuers could be seen in boats pulling pets from flooded homes. Some roadways crumbled to rubble and sections of others were submerged. In Hamburg, Iowa, floodwaters covered buildings.

$1 BILLION IN DAMAGE

Nebraska officials estimated flood damage for the state’s agriculture at more than $1 billion so far, according to Craig Head, vice president of issue management at the Nebraska Farm Bureau. Head said that was likely to grow as floodwaters recede.

“It’s really too early to know for sure how bad this is going to get. But one thing we do know: It’s catastrophic for farmers,” said Matt Perdue, government relations director for the National Farmers Union. “We’re hoping it’s only $1 billion, but that’s only a hope.”

Nebraska officials estimate the floods have also caused $553 million in damage to public infrastructure and other assets, and $89 million to privately owned assets, according to the state’s Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday.

The water covered about a third of Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska, home to the U.S. Strategic Command, whose responsibilities include defending against and responding to nuclear attacks.

The Army Corps of Engineers is distributing 400,000 sandbags to operators of 12 levees along the Missouri River in Missouri and Kansas that are threatened by flooding, the Army Corps said in a news release on Tuesday.

Roads leading to the Nebraska Public Power District’s Cooper nuclear plant near Brownville were engulfed by floodwaters from the Missouri, but the facility was still operating safely at full power on Tuesday.

The plant operator was flying staff members and supplies to the plant by helicopter, power district spokesman Mark Becker said.

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Sandy Steele Unlimited Inc. (SSTU: Pink No Information) | Supplemental Information

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American Green, Inc. (ERBB: Pink Limited) | Quarterly Report

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Survey: Men say they’d get a face tattoo if it meant they could have more hair

Since getting married, Kate Middleton has reportedly (gently) teased Prince William about his hair or lack thereof. But understandably, not all men are as good of sports on the subject as the Duke of Cambridge. 

According to a new survey done by Keeps, a men’s health company dedicated to the prevention and treatment of male hair loss, many men don’t take hair loss lightly.

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Of the 1,000 men surveyed, 11 percent between the ages of 18-44 say they’d get a face tattoo if it meant they could have a full head of hair. Although the survey wasn’t specific on how big the face ink would have to be, so et’s hope freckle tats count!

Unfortunately, many men believe that their hair loss had a direct correlation with their dating lives. Nearly 53 percent of men between the ages of 25-44 believed they lost out on a date due to their lack of hair, while 46 percent admitted to trying to cover up a receding hairline to improve their dating life.

However, not everyone felt insecure about their baldness. In fact, the majority of the men surveyed said they identified with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. 

But what about Prince William?!

You can check out more of Keeps’ survey results here and check out the the types of foods that can help prevent hair loss below. 

Len Glassman, a certified health nutritionist, trainer and owner of the Personal Best Training Center, offers up the necessary nutrients that will keep the hairs on your head there longer.

Image Credit: Getty Images

VITAMIN A

An adequate intake of vitamin A is key to helping promote the growth and health of cells and tissues throughout the body, including the hair and scalp. Vitamin A gets delivered to our bodies in two ways: from plant and animal sources. Hair healthy plant sources include red, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables like carrots as well as some dark green leafy vegetables. Some heavy-hitter animal sources for vitamin A include liver, fish oil, eggs and fortified milk.

Image Credit: Corbis

VITAMIN B6, FOLIC ACID, VITAMIN B12

All three of these B vitamins are essential to the normal formation of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to tissues in the body, including the hair. Healthy and strong hair relies on a constant supply of blood and oxygen. A deficiency of these B vitamins is like cutting off the blood supply to your hair, leading to increased hair loss, damaged hair and slow re-growth. Best sources of vitamin B6 and B12 are protein-rich foods like meat, chicken, fish, eggs, pork and soybeans. Your best bet for sources of folic acid are leafy vegetables, orange juice, avocado, beets, broccoli, wheat germ and some fortified cereals.

Image Credit: Jupiterimages

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is essential to producing collagen, a connective tissue that gives structure by holding tissues in the body together, such as the tissue in hair. The human body is not able to store vitamin C for long periods of time, so don’t try to load up on it in an effort to make up for lost time; instead, make sure you eat plenty of foods containing vitamin C every day. The best sources of vitamin C are found in plant sources like oranges, berries, melons, peppers, dark green leafy vegetables and tomatoes.

Image Credit: Jupiterimages

ZINC

Dandruff and hair loss are both conditions associated with a zinc deficiency. Zinc is a mineral that promotes cell reproduction, tissue growth and repair. Zinc also functions in the maintenance of the oil-secreting glands attached to our hair follicles. Good sources of zinc include foods of animal origin, including seafood, poultry, mussels, shrimp and oysters. Eggs and milk also supply zinc but in smaller amounts. Whole-grain products, nuts, seeds and legumes contain zinc, but in a form that is less absorbable by the body.

Image Credit: Getty Images

LEAN PROTEIN

Hair is primarily made of protein, so it makes sense to eat protein-rich foods if you’re trying to maintain healthy growth. Without adequate protein intake, the body cannot efficiently make new hair to replace the hair that has shed. However, eating a steak every day isn’t going to help you. High-fat diets result in increased testosterone levels, which have been linked to hair loss—so steaks are not among the foods that prevent hair loss. Stick to leaner proteins such as fish (which has a myriad of health benefits beyond just maintaining your hair), chicken, soy products, low-fat cheese, eggs, almonds, beans and yogurt.

Image Credit: Jupiterimages

WATER

Proper hydration is a key factor in healthy hair and in promoting good health. Every cell and every system in the body uses water to function properly, so don’t just wash your hair in it, drink lots of it. Other conditions that may contribute to poor nutrition and cause hair loss as a side effect include eating disorders such as anorexia. Anorexia can cause severe malnutrition and cause a high proportion of hair follicles to stop their growth cycle. Rapid weight loss is another reason for accelerated hair loss. Dropping weight too quickly and/or participating in a fad diet that is not nutritionally sound can cause imbalances in the body and result in increased hair loss.

Image Credit: Getty Images

RAISE GOOD HAIR

Our daily diet holds the key to the health of your hair. Every day we can make it a priority to choose the best kinds of foods for healthy, long-lasting hair, a healthy scalp and the growth of new strong hair. So the next time your stomach growls, reach for more “hair-raising,” and vitamin packed foods to keep those follicles happy.

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Survey: Men say they’d get a face tattoo if it meant they could have more hair

Since getting married, Kate Middleton has reportedly (gently) teased Prince William about his hair or lack thereof. But understandably, not all men are as good of sports on the subject as the Duke of Cambridge. 

According to a new survey done by Keeps, a men’s health company dedicated to the prevention and treatment of male hair loss, many men don’t take hair loss lightly.

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Of the 1,000 men surveyed, 11 percent between the ages of 18-44 say they’d get a face tattoo if it meant they could have a full head of hair. Although the survey wasn’t specific on how big the face ink would have to be, so et’s hope freckle tats count!

Unfortunately, many men believe that their hair loss had a direct correlation with their dating lives. Nearly 53 percent of men between the ages of 25-44 believed they lost out on a date due to their lack of hair, while 46 percent admitted to trying to cover up a receding hairline to improve their dating life.

However, not everyone felt insecure about their baldness. In fact, the majority of the men surveyed said they identified with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. 

But what about Prince William?!

You can check out more of Keeps’ survey results here and check out the the types of foods that can help prevent hair loss below. 

Len Glassman, a certified health nutritionist, trainer and owner of the Personal Best Training Center, offers up the necessary nutrients that will keep the hairs on your head there longer.

Image Credit: Getty Images

VITAMIN A

An adequate intake of vitamin A is key to helping promote the growth and health of cells and tissues throughout the body, including the hair and scalp. Vitamin A gets delivered to our bodies in two ways: from plant and animal sources. Hair healthy plant sources include red, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables like carrots as well as some dark green leafy vegetables. Some heavy-hitter animal sources for vitamin A include liver, fish oil, eggs and fortified milk.

Image Credit: Corbis

VITAMIN B6, FOLIC ACID, VITAMIN B12

All three of these B vitamins are essential to the normal formation of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to tissues in the body, including the hair. Healthy and strong hair relies on a constant supply of blood and oxygen. A deficiency of these B vitamins is like cutting off the blood supply to your hair, leading to increased hair loss, damaged hair and slow re-growth. Best sources of vitamin B6 and B12 are protein-rich foods like meat, chicken, fish, eggs, pork and soybeans. Your best bet for sources of folic acid are leafy vegetables, orange juice, avocado, beets, broccoli, wheat germ and some fortified cereals.

Image Credit: Jupiterimages

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is essential to producing collagen, a connective tissue that gives structure by holding tissues in the body together, such as the tissue in hair. The human body is not able to store vitamin C for long periods of time, so don’t try to load up on it in an effort to make up for lost time; instead, make sure you eat plenty of foods containing vitamin C every day. The best sources of vitamin C are found in plant sources like oranges, berries, melons, peppers, dark green leafy vegetables and tomatoes.

Image Credit: Jupiterimages

ZINC

Dandruff and hair loss are both conditions associated with a zinc deficiency. Zinc is a mineral that promotes cell reproduction, tissue growth and repair. Zinc also functions in the maintenance of the oil-secreting glands attached to our hair follicles. Good sources of zinc include foods of animal origin, including seafood, poultry, mussels, shrimp and oysters. Eggs and milk also supply zinc but in smaller amounts. Whole-grain products, nuts, seeds and legumes contain zinc, but in a form that is less absorbable by the body.

Image Credit: Getty Images

LEAN PROTEIN

Hair is primarily made of protein, so it makes sense to eat protein-rich foods if you’re trying to maintain healthy growth. Without adequate protein intake, the body cannot efficiently make new hair to replace the hair that has shed. However, eating a steak every day isn’t going to help you. High-fat diets result in increased testosterone levels, which have been linked to hair loss—so steaks are not among the foods that prevent hair loss. Stick to leaner proteins such as fish (which has a myriad of health benefits beyond just maintaining your hair), chicken, soy products, low-fat cheese, eggs, almonds, beans and yogurt.

Image Credit: Jupiterimages

WATER

Proper hydration is a key factor in healthy hair and in promoting good health. Every cell and every system in the body uses water to function properly, so don’t just wash your hair in it, drink lots of it. Other conditions that may contribute to poor nutrition and cause hair loss as a side effect include eating disorders such as anorexia. Anorexia can cause severe malnutrition and cause a high proportion of hair follicles to stop their growth cycle. Rapid weight loss is another reason for accelerated hair loss. Dropping weight too quickly and/or participating in a fad diet that is not nutritionally sound can cause imbalances in the body and result in increased hair loss.

Image Credit: Getty Images

RAISE GOOD HAIR

Our daily diet holds the key to the health of your hair. Every day we can make it a priority to choose the best kinds of foods for healthy, long-lasting hair, a healthy scalp and the growth of new strong hair. So the next time your stomach growls, reach for more “hair-raising,” and vitamin packed foods to keep those follicles happy.

Image Credit: Corbis

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Imagin Medical Inc. (IMEXF: OTCQB) | OTCQB Certification

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