PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) announced today that it increased its dividend by 15% to $1.26 per share on an annualized, pre-split basis, or $0.63 per share on an annualized, post-split basis. In accordance with the increase, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1575 a share, on a post-split basis, on the company's common stock, payable on April 26, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 5, 2017.
Comcast also announced that its Board of Directors declared a two-for-one stock split in the form of a 100% stock dividend payable on February 17, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 8, 2017. The stock dividend will be an additional one share for every share held and will be payable in shares of Class A common stock (CMCSA) on the existing CMCSA shares and Class B common shares. Comcast expects its CMCSA shares to begin trading ex-dividend on February 21, 2017.
As of December 31, 2016, Comcast had outstanding approximately 2.366 billion shares of CMCSA and 9 million shares of Class B Common Stock. Upon completion of the split, the outstanding shares of CMCSA will increase to approximately 4.742 billion.
The CBLOL 2017 Split 2 is the second split of the fourth season of Brazil's fully professional League of Legends league. Eight teams will compete in a round robin group stage, with the top four teams continuing to offline playoffs.
Hybrid semiconductor-superconductor quantum dot devices are tunable physical realizations of quantum impurity models for a magnetic impurity in a superconducting host. The binding energy of the localized subgap Shiba states is set by the gate voltages and external magnetic field. In this work we discuss the effects of the Zeeman spin splitting, which is generically present both in the quantum dot and in the (thin-film) superconductor. The unequal g factors in semiconductor and superconductor materials result in respective Zeeman splittings of different magnitude. We consider both classical and quantum impurities. In the first case we analytically study the spectral function and the subgap states. The energy of bound states depends on the spin-splitting of the Bogoliubov quasiparticle bands as a simple rigid shift. For the case of collinear magnetization of impurity and host, the Shiba resonance of a given spin polarization remains unperturbed when it overlaps with the branch of the quasiparticle excitations of the opposite spin polarization. In the quantum case, we employ numerical renormalization group calculations to study the effect of the Zeeman field for different values of the g factors of the impurity and of the superconductor. We find that in general the critical magnetic field for the singlet-doublet transition changes nonmonotonically as a function of the superconducting gap, demonstrating the existence of two different transition mechanisms: Zeeman splitting of Shiba states or gap closure due to Zeeman splitting of Bogoliubov states. We also study how in the presence of spin-orbit coupling, modeled as an additional noncollinear component of the magnetic field at the impurity site, the Shiba resonance overlapping with the quasiparticle continuum of the opposite spin gradually broadens and then merges with the continuum.
The film ends with the scene at the diner and David Dunn. What does the ending of split mean? As I said, this is nicely set up for a movie which will have David vs The Beast. We can only hope. Mr. Glass, it is called.
Aaron: For the "Halving" concept specifically, we were looking at how the power of a single graphic line could express emotion. Naturally, it's difficult to avoid the comparison to Psycho, and we were concerned with the similarities, but also felt like it was worth exploring, mainly because of what we were doing with the typography and names themselves. We were literally splitting credits in half, which to us was a very cool way of saying that there are multiple sides to this character. We also thought that by having the ascenders and descenders elongate, we were doing something fresh that is also connected to the heritage of title design in tone.
Here is an example of how this worked. If you owned 150 shares before July 10, 2017 with a total cost of $1,500 ($10 cost per share), you will own 10 shares after the split. The total tax cost basis will still be $1,500 after the split, but the tax cost basis per share after the split will be $150.
This split complicates an already complicated tax cost basis (or stock basis) computations for AT&T and its "offspring." The AT&T tax cost basis can most easily computed using the AT&T Divestiture Basis Tracker. You can order the Denver Tax Software, Inc. AT&T Divestiture Basis Tracker.
Taking over the Croatia coastal town of Split, Ultra Europe's parties are split across its Main Stage in the Stadion Poljud, and a variety of smaller, but still epic events springing up on the town's beaches and aboard its boats.
As required by Section 9005 of the Elections Code, this letter analyzes the proposal (A.G. File No. 17-0018, Amendment No. 1) to split the existing State of California into three new U.S. states, subject to approval by the federal government. This initiative proposal amends state laws (statutes), but does not amend the State Constitution.
Largely because the voter initiative process did not emerge until decades after 1863, there is no clear precedent for whether a voter initiative may provide the required state legislative consent to split a state. In other types of cases (not involving statehood), courts have sometimes allowed voter initiatives to substitute for required actions of state legislatures under the U.S. Constitution, while disallowing voter initiatives in some other contexts. The California Supreme Court, for example, has ruled that the voter initiative process may not provide the required state legislative approval to call for a U.S. constitutional convention.
Request to Congress. The measure requires the Governor to transmit a formal notice of its approval to the Congress on January 1, 2019. The Governor must ask the Congress to act upon the proposed split of California within 12 months of that date.
Inspired by assays previously used to optimize a protease reporter9, we devised a general strategy for the engineering of self-complementing split FPs. Specifically, we inserted a 32 a.a. spacer (DVGGGGSEGGGSGGPGSGGEGSAGGGSAGGGS) between the tenth and eleventh β-strands of a fluorescent protein (Fig. 1a). This long spacer hinders the folding of the FP, which results in a fluorescence level much lower than its full length counterpart without the spacer. To improve the fluorescence, we then subjected the spacer-inserted FP to multiple rounds of directed evolution in Escherichia coli. In each round, the coding sequence was randomly mutagenized or shuffled. Then, the brightest 1 or 2 colonies from each plate were selected for the next round.
Most of live-cell imaging was acquired on an inverted Nikon Ti-E microscope (UCSF Nikon Imaging Center), a Yokogawa CSU-W1 confocal scanner unit, a PlanApo VC 100x/1.4NA oil immersion objective, a stage incubator, an Andor Zyla 4.2 sCMOS or an Andor iXon Ultra DU888 EMCCD camera and MicroManager software. PAsfCherry2 photoactivation in H2B labeling and split mNG2 vs. split GFP comparison in H2B labeling were imaged on a Nikon Ti-E inverted wide-field fluorescence microscope equipped with an LED light source (Excelitas X-Cite XLED1), a 100X NA 1.40 PlanApo oil immersion objective, a motorized stage (ASI) and an sCMOS camera (Hamamatsu Flash 4.0). Microscopy images were subjected to background subtraction using a rolling ball radius of 100 pixels in ImageJ Fiji39 software. Analysis of conventional fluorescence microscopy images were performed in ImageJ.
In a 2017 empirical paper, Pinto and colleagues offer evidence against a dominant view in split-brain research: that after severing the corpus callosum visual information cannot be transferred through other fibers (Pinto et al., 2017a). Going even further, they interpret results indicative of conscious reporting across hemispheres as suggesting the two hemispheres are not separately conscious following the surgery. In their recent review, Volz and Gazzaniga (2017), argue against these interpretations by Pinto et al. Together, these papers triggered a debate within the field leading to further responses in the form of letters to the editor from Pinto et al. (2017b), Volz et al. (2018), and Corballis et al. (2018). Here, I summarize each component of the current debate, and also argue why the exchange as a whole can serve as a valuable teaching tool.
I will start by summarizing sections of the review by Volz and Gazzaniga (2017) that give context to both this exchange and the field as a whole. A group of patients in Rochester, New York in 1939 were the first to undergo surgery designed to treat severe epilepsy by severing the corpus callosum, but these first patients were not actually the first group of split-brain patients that we think of today. That is because though they were studied extensively, these patients appeared not to be significantly different after the surgery compared to before (Akelaitis, 1941). This conclusion was accepted by many for two decades, until a novel experimental design was able to present information to each hemisphere in isolation, which for the first time gave experimenters the ability to observe the two hemispheres individually (Gazzaniga and Sperry, 1967; Volz & Gazzaniga, 2017). I am including this not just as an interesting anecdote, but also because it is a great example of how difficult it can be to design an experiment in split-brain research. In this line of research, it is of the utmost importance that each hemisphere receives information independently. Because of the nature of the condition and the way patients learn to adapt to their new circumstance after surgery, this is not trivial, and therefore relevant for the debate at hand. 041b061a72