Edna Swartzbeck, RN, MN, 80, Colonel and Chief Nurse with US Army Hospital …

Edna Swartzbeck, RN, MN, of Columbia, died Aug. 6, 2014, at the age of 80.

She was born Oct. 28, 1933 in Greenville, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Helen Simpson Swartzbeck and her late adopted parents Fred and Sadie Kashner Swartzbeck. She was a graduate of Sharon General Hospital, Sharon, Pa. (1954). She earned a bachelors degree in nursing (1963) and a masters degree in nursing (1974) at the University of South Carolina, both cum laude.

She graduated from the US Army Command and General Staff College in 1974. She served on active duty for three and one half years during the post-Korean era and during operation Desert Shield/Storm, for which she was awarded the National Defense Services Medal and the Legion of Merit.

She served as chief nurse of the 3270th US Army Hospital Reserve Unit, where she retired as colonel. She began her nursing career as an ER nurse in Sharon, Pa., followed by 31 years of service at Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia, where she retired as the first independent nurse provider with Dr. Leroy Huffman as her preceptor. Her professional nurse research related to falls in the elderly. Her five publications dealt with providing patient safety and the hospice movement.

Following her retirement, she provided in-home care for her dear friend and mentor, Dr. Myrtle Irene Brown, associate dean of Graduate Programs in Nursing at the University of South Carolina, until her death in 2007. Among her many achievements, she was awarded the SC Nurses Association Excellence in Practice Award (1982), the Joan Kershner VA Directors Commendation Award (1987) and the University of South Carolina College of Nursing Legacy of Caring Award (2014).

She was a member of the American and SC Nurses Association, a life member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society in Nursing, the Horseshoe Society, the SC Education Foundation, the Reserve Officers Association, NARFE and Ft. Jackson Golf Club where she was the Ladies Club Champion for two years during the 1960s. She was also a member of Ft. Jackson Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the Iris Garden Club and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, where for years she was the gardener and served on property, finance and alter guild committees and The Sara Circle. She was passionate about nursing, her church, philanthropy, gardening, birds, animals and especially her two kitties, Eddie and Faux Paw.

Her brothers, Robert, Charles and Clarence, preceded her in death.

She is survived by sister, Elizabeth Molnar, of Painesville, Ohio; sister-in-law, Naomi Swartzbeck, of Greenville, Pa.; cousins, Judy Baldwin (John), of Atlantic, Pa., Dan Burrows, of Clarks Mills, Pa. and Sally Wells, of Greenville, Pa.; and Sally’s daughters, Shelly Ogoreuc (Robert), of Grove City, Pa. and Susan Klaich (Brian), of Sewickley, Pa.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3909 Forest Dr., Columbia, SC with burial at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery at 1 pm Friends and family will gather one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Edna M. Swartzbeck Scholarship in Nursing, University of South Carolina College of Nursing, Columbia, SC 29208 or the charity of one’s choice.

A special thanks to Dr. Steven Madden and Paula Cox at Lexington Oncology, Kelly Hane at Palmetto Health Hospice and to special friends Jan Urban, Jody Davidson and Patty Branham.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Dunbar Funeral Home.

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Three key northern Lincolnshire business events in two days in October

Our research tells us that exhibitions of this nature generate more sales leads than any other sales tool and youre more likely to secure a deal face-to-face so this event is one not to be missed whether youre a member or non-member.

We will have a variety of guest speakers delivering bite-sized sessions, as well as interactive workshops organised all throughout the day.

Business Hive has been established at the flagship Dudley Street premises of the award-winning organisation, soon to officially receive the Enterprise Britain Award from the Department For Business Innovation and Skills. It provides a club for SMEs to meet each other and access key support.

Mr Webb added: In addition to all this, we will have the main exhibition space where our members will have the chance to really showcase what they are all about and what they can offer.

Stands are still available at the event, on a first come first served basis.

On Friday, October 24, attention turns to The Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground. The double-header will feature exhibitors, key-note speakers, a question and answer panel session, and business networking.

Business Live was launched a year ago, aiming to shine a spotlight on a range of industries which are vital elements of the Greater Lincolnshire economy. This year there will be a dedicated exhibition area with industry zones including property, finance, energy, digital, tourism and skills.

Under the same roof, the annual Greater Lincolnshire LEP Summit will provide a platform for business leaders and politicians to debate the big economic issues that face Greater Lincolnshire, of which North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire are a crucial part.

LEP Business Live co-host Ursula Lidbetter MBE, chairman of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, said: 2014 has been a very exciting year for Greater Lincolnshire as the LEP prepares to take on more responsibility for shaping our local economy, deciding on the areas where we think our share of the funds should be spent, said Ms Lidbetter.

The Growth Deal that we negotiated last month will kick-start some major infrastructure projects. It represents a significant boost to our economy and will support job creation, improve our skills base and allow us to invest in our infrastructure to meet the economic needs of the future. Against that background LEP Business Live is an opportunity for us to engage with the areas businesses and debate the big economic issues that face Greater Lincolnshire. Its an unmissable event for anyone doing business or working with businesses in the area.

To attend, register at www.eventbrite.com and search for LEP Business Live. To book an exhibitors stand contact Karis Mellin at Lincolnshire Media by e-mailing karis.mellin@lincolnshiremedia.co.uk or by calling 01522 804328.

For more information about E-Factors Business Hive Live call 01472 242667 or e-mail info@businesshive.net

Head of Finance & Resources

Head of Finance Resources

Employer: Create
Location: London
Sector: Arts, Culture Heritage
Function: Finance Legal
Duration: Permanent
Type: Full time
Posted: 07/08/2014
Closing date: 02/09/2014
Salary: £35,000-£40,000

Create is seeking an exceptional, experienced individual for the position of Head of Finance Resources, which reports to the Chief Executive. The post is responsible for directing, administering and coordinating the finance and administrative activities of the organisation in accordance with policies, goals and objectives established by the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees, and to assure the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of delivery of these services. You will work in a dynamic and growing environment, taking ownership of the finances, human resources, governance, IT and office management. You will be a key member of Create’s Senior Management Team and will play a central role in helping to shape the charity’s decision making and strategy. You will have experience of the charity sector and a passion for the areas of activity in which Create works, extensive experience of working in a complex finance role, strong interpersonal, presentation and organisational skills, and the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively. All Create personnel and artists are required to have a DBS (previously CRB) check, which Create will carry out upon appointment; and to adhere to our Dress Code.

To download the job description and person specification, please click here: http://createarts.org.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Head-of-Finance+Resources-JD-14Aug04.pdf

HOW TO APPLY

The deadline for applications is 10am on Tuesday 02/09/14.

Interviews will be held at Create’s offices on Thursday 11/09/14. Please do not apply for the position unless you are available to attend an interview on that date.

To apply, please send your completed application form with a short covering email/letter providing a telephone number where you can be contacted in confidence on Thursday 04/09/14 if you are selected for interview.

To download the application form, please click here: http://createarts.org.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Head-of-Finance-Resources-App-Form-14Aug051.docx

Applications can be emailed in confidence to nicky@createarts.org.uk (please type the job title and reference in the subject field) or mailed to:

Strictly Private Confidential
Ms NC Goulder
Chief Executive
Create
379 Salisbury House
London Wall
London EC2M 5QQ

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Newark, San Bernardino Among 2014’s Least Recession-Recovered Cities

Detroit may be the poster-child of recession-era decline in America, but according to new findings from WalletHub, a personal finance resources website, while the Motor City is certainly one of the least recovered cities, the economies of five other large municipalities have fared worse since 2009.

WalletHub compared 18 key economic metrics of America’s 150 largest cities to gauge the level of improvement since the financial meltdown. These metrics include the inflow of college-educated workers, the change in the poverty rate and the ratio of part-time to full-time workers. The site then ranked the cities in terms of best or worst post-recession economic evolvement.

Laredo and Irving, TX, came out on top, thanks to large decreases in the ratio of part-time to full-time jobs and high employment and earnings opportunities. San Bernardino, CA, which filed for bankruptcy in 2012, ranked last on the list, due to a small decrease in the poverty rate, low home price appreciation and a small decrease in the ratio of part- to full-time employment.

Detroit ranked five spots above San Bernardino, at 145. For the full ranking, visit WalletHub’s website.

BMO Harris, Others Provide $375MM Senior Facility to Torex Gold Resources

Torex Gold Resources Inc. (the Company or Torex) announced that the Company, through its subsidiary Minera Media Luna, SA de CV has signed a credit agreement (the Credit Agreement) with BMO Harris Bank NA, BNP Paribas, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ING Bank NV, SociÃtà GÃnÃrale, and The Bank of Nova Scotia (the Banks) and other definitive documentation with respect to its previously announced syndicated senior secured US$375 Million project finance facility (the Loan Facility) that is due to mature June 30, 2022. The Loan Facility will be used for the development of the El Limon-Guajes Project (the Project), located on the Companys 100% owned Morelos Gold Property in Mexico. With the completion of the Loan Facility, the development of the Project as currently proposed is fully financed.

Fred Stanford, President and CEO of Torex, said: With this project financing, we are now in a position to complete the construction of our first mine on schedule and on budget, for commissioning in August of next year. We appreciate the hard work of our financing team, lawyers, consultants and bankers, their perseverance, confidence and commitment have produced a transaction that is accretive to all parties involved. Our special thanks to our shareholders for their patience and support during the almost two years it took us to complete this financing that puts us on a path to building a company we can all be proud to be a part of.

The Loan Facility is comprised of two separate facilities, a project finance facility of US $300 million (the PFF) and a cost overrun facility of US $75 million (the COF). Advances under the PFF will bear interest at a rate of LIBOR + 4.25% to 4.75% and advances under the COF will bear interest at the same rate plus up to 3%. Drawing under the Credit Agreement is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions precedent, including the execution of the Hedging Programs described below. In particular, the Banks have accepted the recently completed Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) relating to the Project. The Loan Facility is supported by secured guarantees from the Company and each of its material subsidiaries.

In connection with the Loan Facility, Torex will establish gold and foreign exchange hedging programs (the Hedging Programs) with the Banks. Execution of the Hedging Programs is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions precedent and the following general terms: (i) the gold hedging program covers the gold price exposure for 204,000 ounces of Torexs projected gold production, which equates to approximately 6% of the Companys current targeted total gold production from the Project, subject to volume adjustment based on the final realized hedged price; (ii) the CAPEX foreign exchange currency hedge covers exposure for 75% of Torexs non-US dollar denominated capital expenditures for the Project to the expected completion date; and (iii) the OPEX foreign exchange currency hedge covers exposure for 75%, 50% and 25% annually, on a three year rolling basis, of Torexs non-US dollar denominated operating expenditures for the Project from the start-up of commercial production. The Hedging Programs will be secured on an equal basis with the Loan Facility, have no margining requirements and will be documented in the form of ISDA Agreements.

Under the Loan Facility, BMO Harris Bank NA acted as Syndication Agent, BNP Paribas acted as Administrative Agent, Commonwealth Bank of Australia acted as Technical Agent and Model Agent, ING Capital LLC acted as Insurance Agent, Societe Generale acted as Documentation Agent and The Bank of Nova Scotia acted as Bullion Account Administration Agent.

The Company was advised by Cassels Brock Blackwell LLP (Ontario Counsel) and Sánchez-Mejorada, Velasco y Ribà (Mexican Counsel). The Banks were advised by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (Ontario Counsel), Ritch Mueller, SC (Mexican Counsel) and Hatch Ltd. (Independent Engineer)

Regions Launches New Financial Services Group

Regions Financial Corporation announced the formation of a new corporate and investment banking Financial Services Group led by Tom Dierdorff. Dierdorff has been appointed senior vice president and group head of Financial Services and managing director of Regions Securities LLC, reporting to John Barton, executive vice president and head of Specialized Industries.

Under Dierdorffs leadership, Regions will provide financing, capital markets and strategic solutions to insurance and insurance services companies, asset managers, broker-dealers, exchanges, specialty finance companies, depositories and other financial services businesses. The team will be based in Atlanta, Ga.

Companies in the financial sector require products, services and expertise tailored to their specific needs in order to be successful, said Barton. Under Toms leadership we are well-positioned to meet the needs of growing financial services clients, and Im pleased to have an individual of his experience and reputation leading this important new banking group.

Dierdorff brings 20 years of banking experience, primarily as a financial services specialist focused on corporate finance, merger and acquisition advisory, as well as capital raising in the loan syndications, debt and equity capital markets. For the past seven years, Dierdorff served as managing director in the Financial Services and Technology Investment Banking Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he led the insurance investment banking practice. Dierdorff previously worked for 11 years at Wachovia Securities covering insurance, bank and thrift, and other financial institutions clients. He received a bachelors degree from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Wake Forest Universitys Babcock Graduate School of Management.

Also joining Regions Financial Services Group are Jeff Nicolosi, Chris Whiddon and Peter Wesemeier. Nicolosi, a director in the group, was previously a senior banker in Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Services Investment Banking at KeyBanc Capital Markets. He received his bachelors degree from Miami University and his MBA from The University of Chicago. Whiddon, a vice president, joins Regions from specialty insurance managing general agency Archangel Specialty, where he served as founder and CEO. Whiddon previously worked at Sherman Company and Wachovia Securities. He holds a bachelors degree from Appalachian State University. Wesemeier will serve as senior portfolio manager and financial services credit team leader, overseeing the groups credit underwriting and portfolio management functions. He previously worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Commerzbank. Wesemeier holds a bachelors degree from Mercer University.

Since 2008, Regions has expanded its banking and capital markets services for specialized industries, including Energy and Natural Resources, Healthcare, Restaurant, Defense and Government Services, Technology, Transportation, and Consumer Industry banking, with a focus on providing financing and strategic solutions to leading companies in growing and capital intensive industry segments.