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Deadline to Breadline is extended but L&G warns over affect of rise in rates

first_img Deadline to Breadline is extended but L&G warns over affect of rise in rates More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 Joseph Millis whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ An average working-age family will be reliant on state benefits and friends and family alone for finan­cial support within two weeks of losing their income, once their savings run out, a report reveals today.And according Legal & General’s latest Deadline to the Breadline Report, with over 65s included, the overall average deadline is still only 29 days – an increase of three days since the last report in February – from 26 to 29 days. The improvement is largely because savings buffers have generally increased among 18-24-year-olds since the previous report.However, rock-bottom interest rates and falling real incomes have meant that households are saving £8.12 less per month on average in 2014 compared with last year. With 35 per cent of the population not having any money put away, this could potentially see a significant number of people on the breadline, in the event of an unexpected shock to their income.With a majority of people expecting interest rates to rise by the end of 2015, the report found that a two per cent increase in mortgage interest rates would move the typical household with a mortgage one day closer to the breadline. Even a one per cent rise would mean households would no longer be able to save each month and would have to change their spending habits, or rely on existing savings, to make ends meet.Mark Holweger, managing director (intermediated), Legal & General Assurance Society said: “While it’s heartening to see an improvement in the financial situation of UK households, this fourth edition of our Deadline to the Breadline report exposes the harsh reality that many households are on the brink and just weeks away from becoming reliant upon family, friends or the state.”He added: “With new economic headwinds approaching and an interest rate rise on the horizon, now is not the time to be burying our heads in the sand.” whatsapp Monday 24 November 2014 8:43 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

The ‘elective’ issue: Medical schools are failing to teach doctors to discuss abortion

first_imgLeave this field empty if you’re human: Recent calls to train more abortion providers are timely, but they will founder without sustained institutional support. Medical schools must immediately set formal standards for how to discuss abortion with patients and with colleagues. They must then expand the role of reproductive health experts in developing required classroom and clinical experiences around abortion. And when students’ beliefs require they have no direct role in abortion care, schools must teach them how to mitigate any resulting delays or lapses in care for their patients, and to frame their refusals in a way that does not magnify abortion stigma.Medical schools have a responsibility to ensure that future physicians appreciate the health impacts of safe and legal abortion care, regardless of political efforts to change its legality. Their future patients’ lives depend on it.Benjamin E.Y. Smith, M.D., is a faculty member at the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency at Poudre Valley Hospital. Almost all of the students who used the term “elective” in their interviews misunderstood the difference, and used its non-medical meaning. They inappropriately juxtaposed “elective” and “medically necessary,” and used “elective” to describe abortions they considered to be sought for “social” or “convenience reasons.” The few who mentioned abortion after rape and incest were careful to clarify that those were unique social situations where abortions were not to be considered elective. In our interviews, students used “elective” to mark abortions sought for what they considered less-acceptable reasons or by what they considered less-acceptable people. Many students conveyed this bias by expressing that they would likely refuse to provide “elective” abortions in their future practice despite being willing to provide others.advertisement By Benjamin E.Y. Smith Nov. 6, 2018 Reprints About the Author Reprints First OpinionThe ‘elective’ issue: Medical schools are failing to teach doctors to discuss abortion Related: [email protected] Joe Raedle/Getty Images Not a single student questioned their non-medical use of the term, and many described this use of “elective” being reinforced by their educational environments. Some noted how teachers ignored or glossed over the topic of elective abortion; others clarified that unless students went to certain clinics on certain days, they would only be exposed to what they were told were medically necessary abortions or, more commonly, no abortions at all.One student related a story of seeing a patient transferred to an academic center from a freestanding abortion clinic for medical complications of pregnancy, but then having the patient be unable to receive care because no available faculty members would participate in an abortion that was considered elective. Benjamin E.Y. Smith Related:center_img More than 25 million unsafe abortions performed worldwide each year Categorizing any abortion as unnecessary or unacceptable, especially when couched in co-opted medical jargon, is egregiously unprofessional. It places patients at risk of inferior treatment, and is also squarely at odds with standards set by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and other specialties that provide reproductive health care. But with some medical schools providing no formal education about abortion and the majority offering a single lecture or a non-required rotation, medical students’ hazy or incorrect knowledge about abortion care should not be a surprise.In a vacuum, medical students get their knowledge from informal systems sometimes referred to as the hidden curriculum. As we describe in our report, misuse of the term “elective” exposes a hidden curriculum for abortion care that teaches students to make medically meaningless distinctions between abortions, to make inappropriate refusals of care, and to judge patients.This hidden curriculum may make abortion more difficult to access, but it could also create a generation of physicians who are unprepared to even talk with their patients about abortion. At a time when physicians should be speaking out against threats to essential health care services, our research suggests that future obstetricians and gynecologists are ill-equipped to do so. As medical schools ignore the topic, medical trainees learn incorrect information through informal means, and ultimately abortion care becomes more stigmatized and more critically threatened. Privacy Policy Safe, legal abortion is an essential part of health care. Nearly one-quarter of American women will have an abortion in their lifetimes, despite barriers such as closed clinics, lack of insurance coverage, and various forms of stigma. Providing abortion care also has its barriers, due in large part to the anti-abortion activism that distorts this basic health service. But there are hidden contributors as well, which pose more insidious risks to abortion access: Aspiring doctors are learning harmful ways of discussing abortion and their medical schools are doing little to stop it.To understand this, several colleagues and I analyzed interviews with 74 students in their final year of medical school who were planning to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. We reported our findings in the journal Social Science & Medicine.During lengthy interviews, more than half of the students used the term “elective” to differentiate some abortions from others. This piqued our interest because “elective” has a very specific — and confusing — medical meaning. Within medicine, “elective” describes procedures that can be scheduled in the future, and differentiates them from procedures that must be performed immediately. “Elective” does not imply anything about the value or importance of the procedure; indeed, a lifesaving surgery should be called elective if it doesn’t need to be done today. Using this framework, the vast majority of abortions performed in the United States are appropriately categorized as elective.advertisement Outside of medicine, however, “elective” means voluntary or optional. Please enter a valid email address. Trump administration launches review of scientific research involving fetal tissue Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. Tags educationphysicianswomen’s healthlast_img read more

Pharmalittle: Pharma keeps winning in Washington; J&J faces test as Oklahoma opioid trial wraps up

first_img GET STARTED Pharmalittle: Pharma keeps winning in Washington; J&J faces test as Oklahoma opioid trial wraps up Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Alex Hogan/STAT Hello, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, courtesy of a shimmering sun and deliciously cool breeze wafting across the serene Pharmalot campus. An unusual quiet has, in fact, descended upon us, since one short person is sleeping in, another has left for gainful employment, and the official mascot is holding a snoozefest. This leaves us to our usual tasks of brewing cups of stimulation and keeping busy finding interesting developments. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits to help you on your own journey. Have a good one. …Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma urged a judge to find Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) culpable for the state opioid crisis and make the company pay $17.5 billion to help clean up the damage, the Washington Post writes. State and company lawyers delivered spirited closing arguments that capped the landmark seven-week proceeding — the first state trial in what has become a nationwide effort to recoup money from the drug industry for the cost of the crisis. Judge Thad Balkman is expected to issue a decision near the end of August. @Pharmalot Ed Silverman STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTEDcenter_img By Ed Silverman July 16, 2019 Reprints Log In | Learn More Pharmalot About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it? What’s included? Tags cancerCongressdrug pricinggovernemnt agencieslegalopioidspharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 22, 2020

first_img Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival TAGSDeaths in Laois Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Deaths RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 22nd July 2020 Pinterest Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook News WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Previous articleIn Pictures: Cul Camps with a difference as activity gets underway in Clonad and CamrossNext article€2,500 up for grabs as Laois County Council launch Youth Volunteers Scheme LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Christopher WalshKilminchy, Portlaoise, Laois / Athy, Kildare(Formerly 11 Pairc Bhride, Athy). Sadly missed by his loving mother Kathleen, sisters and brothers, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Rest in PeaceA private family funeral will take place at 2pm on Thursday in St. Michael’s Parish Church, Athy, which will be livestreamed, see afterwards in St. Michael’s New Cemetery, Athy.Elizabeth (Betty) Meade (née Fitzpatrick)Ringstown, Mountrath, Laois, R32 W970Elizabeth (Betty) Meade (née Fitzpatrick), Ringstown, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died, peacefully, on the 20th July 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Tom, beloved mother to Julie, Annemarie, Martin, Liz, Geraldine, Tom, Claire, Paul and Micheál. Deeply regretted by her loving family, her adoring 34 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, sisters Peggy and Nan, brothers Sean and Paddy, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.May Betty Rest In Peace.Reposing at her home in Ringstown on Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 4pm to 9pm. (Outside of these times are for family only, please). Requiem Mass on Thursday morning in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, at 11am, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please, donations, if desired, to the Laois Palliative Care. House private on Thursday morning, please.Betty’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed via webcam: Mass will also be broadcast on FM104.5 radio.In accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, numbers are restricted to the immediate family only, in the church, but people are welcome to stand outside the church and cemetery. Please adhere to HSE guidelines in relation to social distancing.Florence Rowan (née Lambe)Clonreher, Portlaoise, Laois, R32 AP6WRowan (née Lambe) Florence. “Avondale”, Clonreher, Portlaoise. July 19th 2020. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Billy and dearly loved mum to Serena, Pamela and Nicola. Cherished grandmother to Naomi, Miriam, and Andrew. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sister Maisie, sons-in-law Robert and Daniel, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at her residence (R32AP6W) from 5 pm till 8 pm on Tuesday evening. Funeral service at 3 pm on Wednesday in St Peter’s Church, Portlaoise. Interment will follow in adjoining churchyard. In line with government Covid guidelines, social distancing shall be observed at the grounds of St Peter’s Church. The Rowan family would like to thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.Marion Croke (née Purcell)The Sycamores, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny / Rathdowney, LaoisMarion Croke (nee Purcell), The Sycamores, Freshford Road, Kilkenny and formerly Ballybuggy, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. July 21st 2020. Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family. Sadly mourned by Denis, Tom, John and Mary Kate, relatives, neighbours and friends.Due to the COVID-19 Directive a private family funeral has been arranged. Marion’s family thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace Loughlin ThompsonThe Harrow, Ballyfin, LaoisLoughlin Thompson, The Harrow, Ballyfin, Co. Laois, died peacefully on the 19th July 2020, at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by his sisters Mary and Sadie (Breen) and brothers Liam and Bernard. Sadly missed by his loving brother John, sister Anne (Gilligan), his loving nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives,neighbours and friends.May Loughlin Rest In PeaceReposing at Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath, this Monday evening from 7pm, with Rosary at 8pm (with social distancing in place). Removal on Tuesday morning to St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin, for Requiem Mass at 11am, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Ballyfin.In accordance with Covid-19 guidelines numbers are restricted to 50 people in the Church but people are welcome to stand outside the Church and Cemetery, please adhere to HSE guidelines in relation to social distancing. If you would like to leave a message of condolence for the family please do so below.Brigid Cissy White (née O Donoghue)Castleview, Borris-in-Ossory, LaoisPre-deceased by her husband Dan and brother Mick.Deeply regretted by her daughters Mary, Gearldine, Delores, Martina, Patricia, Monica and Elaine, son Donal, sisters Peg, Nora and Marie, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, good neighbours and many friends.R.I.P.Due to goverment guidelines on public gatherings Brigid’s Funeral Mass will be for family and relatives only. Her remains will leave her residence on Wednesday morning (approx 11.15am travelling in the old Dublin road, up Castle St, down Rosemary St and in through the Belfry) arriving in St. Cronan’s Church, Roscrea for Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining new cemetery.Brigid Funeral Mass can be viewed on www.stcronanscluster.ieHouse Private Please.Anne Wynne Varnham (née Kearns)2 Kilkenny Road, Ballylinan, Laois / Athy, KildareWife of the Late John Wynne. Deeply regretted by her loving sons John and Matt, daughter Veronica, sister Frances, son-in-law Stuart, daughters-in-law Bernie and Maria, grandchildren Seán, Aleisha, John and Matthew, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.A private repose will take place at Rigney’s Funeral Home, Athy (Eir Code R14 Tx26) between 6pm and 8pm on Tuesday evening, the 21st July.A private family funeral will take place at 11am on Wednesday morning in St. Anne’s Church, Ballylinan.May Anne Rest in PeaceMichael (Mick) MilnerLough, Portarlington, Laois / Walsh Island, OffalyFormerly The Mill Lane, Eneghan, Walsh Island County Offaly. Peacefully at home surrounded by his Loving family. Loving husband of the late Mary. Deeply regretted by his loving family Francis, John, Martina, Therese, Michelle, Philomena, Thomas and Michael, sisters Ailish and Maureen, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.Rest In PeaceRemoval on Tuesday arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington at 7:30pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington.Due to the Covid 19 Directive Social Distancing will be in place in the Church and at the Cemetery.The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To The Irish Cancer Society at Prayers and Michael’s Requiem Mass to be streamed live on McElroy21 Carmody Way, Portlaoise, Laois/Dromore, TyroneMcElroy Stephen (Portlaoise and Dromore, Co. Tyrone) died suddenly on Thursday 16th July 2020. Beloved son of Josephine Bolton and the late Eugene. Loving brother to Emma (Declan) and Marie (Enda). Cherished nephew of Gabriel, Brendan, Declan, Paul, Eamon, Kathleen (Fox), Siobhan and Jackie (Bermingham). Treasured uncle to Eoin, Grace, Daniel, Isabel, Conor, Charlotte, and Juliet.Stephen will be reposing in his uncle’s residence 25 Muldoon Park, Dromore BT78 3AY from 4pm on Sunday, 19th July. House Private. Stephen will leave his uncles residence at 2.30pm on Monday, 20th July, for 3pm Requiem Mass in St Davog’s Church, Dromore, followed by his burial in the adjoining cemetery. Stephen will travel along the Main Street and the Omagh Road to St Davogs Church.In light of the Corona virus and in the interests of health and safety within the community, those who will be attending the funeral mass will be asked to observe social distancing. Alternatively, the funeral mass can be viewed via Dromore Parish webcam.Deeply regretted by his loving mother, sisters, brothers-in-law, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and entire family circle.Philip MocklerJohnstown Road, Rathdowney, LaoisPhilip (Phil) Mockler, Johnstown Road, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. July 13th 2020. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Abbeyleix District Hospital. Predeceased by his son Stephen and daughter Susan. Sadly missed by his wife Gwen and his family Frances, Julie, Philip and Tracey, sons-in-law Jeremy and Fred, daughters-in-law Tracey and Bernie, grandchildren, Tommy, Charley, John, Lewis, Henry, Haley, John-Jo, Lucas, Jade, Joe and Paige, Great-grandchildren, Freddy, Ellie, Sadie, Charley, Tilly, Carter, Ivy, Poppy, Harper, Tommy, Ralph, Harry, Noah, Gracie, Florence and Dominic, his sisters Eileen and Tess, brothers Mick and Jim, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.A private family funeral will take place on Friday, July 24th, at 11am in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney. ( followed by burial in Rathdowney Local Cemetery. Please note as per the COVID-19 directive that only fifty people can enter the Church. Social distancing and public health advice must be adheared to.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, July 21, 2020last_img read more

Basel revisions could lead to bank restructuring: report

first_img OSFI unwinds emergency pandemic relief measures Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Basel Capital Accord The latest revisions to the global capital adequacy regime for banks, known as Basel III, should improve the comparability and transparency of banks’ capital reporting, and may lead to further bank restructuring, says Moody’s Investors Service in a new report. Last week, global banking regulators, the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision, released revisions to the market risk component of the capital rules, which includes changes to both the model-based and standardized approaches to setting banks’ capital requirements, along with changes designed to reduce the incentive for arbitrage between the banking and trading books. OSFI relaxes capital, liquidity requirements See: Basel Committee issues revised framework for market risk capital requirements According to a new report from Moody’s, those changes, which take effect in January 2019, will increase the transparency and consistency of banks’ reporting of risk-weighted assets (RWAs) and their capital positions. “Under the new standards, banks’ reported market risk capital measures will be more comparable because of consistent risk factor identification, a more rigorous model approval process, and an enhanced standardized capital calculation serving as a capital floor to the internal models-approach calculation,” the Moody’s report says. As well, the revisions could lead to further industry restructuring, the Moody’s report suggests. While the specific impact of the changes is not yet known, Moody’s points out that the Basel Committee estimates that, overall, banks will have a 40% higher market risk capital requirement under the new regime, compared with the existing regime. The impact of these changes will be felt most acutely by the global investment banks, which generally have significant trading operations, the Moody’s report says. And, as a result, it suggests that these firms will be even more motivated to reduce and/or exit trading activities that are more capital intensive.center_img Industry groups respond to Basel consultation on internal risk models James Langton Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Two tools to help in future natural disasters

first_imgTwo tools to help in future natural disasters Noosa residents and businesses can now better prepare for a natural disaster, with the release of the shire’s first Emergency Action Guide.Produced by council and the Noosa Disaster Management Group, the 55-page guide has everything you need to know to prepare, respond and recover from disaster events.Noosa Mayor and LDMG Chair Clare Stewart said being prepared is our best defence.“This guide is not to alarm people, but ensure we all know what to do, where to go, and how to prepare and survive a natural disaster, “she said.“But as we’re all too aware, Noosa has been impacted by severe weather events in the past.”“This guide focuses on all types of natural disasters with the safety of you, your family and property the fundamental priority,” Cr Stewart said.Council has also launched a new feature on its Disaster Dashboard with an opt-in notification system.Known as Noosa ALERT, it provides subscribers with the latest news including weather warnings, emergency news and road closures via email and/or text message.Cr Stewart said it’s another way to stay informed during times of a disaster.“With so much information released during a disaster event, it’s important the community can receive reputable news that is relevant to our shire,” Cr Stewart said.“This initiative is such an important way for residents to keep updated,”“Don’t wait for a disaster to be on our doorstep, sign up today!” Cr Stewart said.The guide was a jointly funded by Noosa Council, the Queensland Government’s Get Ready initiative and Category C Bushfire recovery program – a joint Queensland and Australian Government funded program.The guide can be easily downloaded on the Noosa Council website.In any potential disaster, residents are encouraged to keep informed on a variety of hazards and topics via council’s Facebook page and council’s Disaster Dashboard – Noosa’s information authority for emergencies.Download the guide here: /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australian, Australian Government, bushfire, Clare, community, council, disaster, Download, Emergency, Facebook, Government, Noosa, Noosa Council, property, Queensland, road closure, weatherlast_img read more

Elon Musk tweets new video of L.A. transportation tunnel

first_img RELATED TAGSNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury RELATED advertisement HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Elon Musk has tweeted a new video of a tunnel constructed under a Los Angeles suburb to test a new type of transportation system.Musk tweeted Saturday that he walked the length of the tunnel and commented that it is “disturbingly long.”The tunnel runs about 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) under the streets of Hawthorne, where Musk’s SpaceX headquarters is located.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 3, 2018 See More Videos The -trillion barrier holding back electric cars Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›center_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever U.S. regulators subpoenaed Tesla production data, company saysMusk envisions a transportation system in which vehicles or people pods are moved through tunnels on electrically powered platforms called skates.He plans to show off the test tunnel with an opening party on Dec. 10 and offer free rides the next day.Musk has proposed a tunnel across western Los Angeles and another between a subway line and Dodger Stadium. Trending in Canada Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

Three CU-Boulder faculty members to be named Distinguished Professors

first_img Published: Oct. 17, 2012 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Christopher Bowman Categories:Science & TechnologyLaw & PoliticsNews Headlinescenter_img James HynesPierre Schlag CU system news releaseDENVER – Six University of Colorado faculty members will be named Distinguished Professors, the most prestigious honor for faculty at the university.Each year, the recognition goes to faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work, a record of excellence in classroom teaching and supervision of individual learning, and outstanding service to the profession, university and its affiliates.CU President Bruce D. Benson reviewed nominations from CU’s campuses; with the recommendation of a committee of Distinguished Professors, he forwarded the candidates’ names to the Board of Regents, which will vote on the nominations at the board’s Nov. 14-15 meeting.The 2012 CU-Boulder honorees are:Christopher N. Bowman, Ph.D., professor and Patten Chair of chemical and biological engineering; College of Engineering and Applied Science; University of Colorado Boulder. He is considered the world’s leading expert in photo-induced polymerization reactions (think of dental work using polymer paste cured by ultraviolet light). At CU since 1992, Bowman is the founding director of the Materials Science and Engineering Program, and his leadership has led to rapid growth in his department and college. He also is a clinical professor of dentistry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He has mentored more than 150 undergraduate students, 50 doctoral students and 20 postdoctoral associates in his research lab.James “Casey” Hynes, Ph.D., professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; College of Arts and Sciences; CU-Boulder. A leader in the theory of chemical reaction dynamics in solution and at interfaces, his work has provided microscopic-level understanding and insight. Hynes’ scientific accomplishments have led to national and international recognition, including A.P. Sloan and J.S. Guggenheim Fellowships, the Hirschfelder Award in Theoretical Chemistry and the American Chemical Society’s Joel Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids. Hynes has been at CU since 1971 and he has made hundreds of appearances as invited lecturer across the globe.Pierre Schlag, J.D., Byron R. White Professor of Law, Law School, CU-Boulder. His legal scholarship is known internationally, having been translated into French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian. His work inspired a 2003 University of Miami Law School symposium, “Beyond Right and Reason: Pierre Schlag, the Critique of Normativity and the Enchantment of Reason.” At CU since 1989, Schlag has published four books, more than 35 law review articles and numerous review essays, book reviews and shorter publications. While serving as associate dean for research, he created the Colorado Law summer workshop series and other initiatives.The other CU honorees are:Robert “Bob” Camley, Ph.D., professor of physics in the Department of Physics; College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The pioneering Camley-Barnas model, which he produced with Jozef Barnas, is included in physics textbooks used everywhere; the theory explained experimental work on Giant Magnetoresistance, which led to a 2007 Nobel Prize in physics for Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg. Part of the university since 1982 and a President’s Teaching Scholar since 1999, Camley’s frequent organization of scientific conferences and editing of handbooks make him a leader in the international physics community.Richard F. Hamman, M.D., Dr.PH, professor and founding dean emeritus, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, CU Anschutz Medical Campus. With CU since 1979, Hamman is a chronic disease epidemiologist with an interest in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, especially in U.S. minority populations. His research has established him as a leader in the field of diabetes epidemiology. Hamman was instrumental in leading the creation of the Colorado School of Public Health, and served as its founding dean beginning in 2007. During the four years he served in the role, the school saw substantial growth in faculty, student enrollment and research resources.Richard D. Krugman, M.D., vice chancellor for health affairs for the University of Colorado Denver, dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His work has had significant impact on scientific inquiry, public policy and educational advancement in the area of child abuse and neglect. His chairmanship on a national advisory board helped launch a national, evidence-based agenda for child abuse prevention and intervention. Having begun at CU as an intern in 1968, Krugman now is the longest-serving dean of a medical school in the U.S. He was appointed acting dean in 1990; dean in 1992. The leadership team Krugman created has advanced the School of Medicine’s research mission, revamped the school curriculum and planned and completed the school’s relocation from Denver to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.The addition of these six designees brings the total of CU Distinguished Professors to 71 since the program began in 1977.Contact:Jay Dedrick, 303-968-8768, [email protected]last_img read more

J & J India joins forces with Govt of Maharashtra to boost Public Health in the state

first_img Share J & J India joins forces with Govt of Maharashtra to boost Public Health in the state Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre”center_img By EH News Bureau on January 12, 2018 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Through this collaboration, they will work together to address pressing public health issues such as TB, maternal and child health, infection prevention, diabetes, obesity and menstrual hygieneJohnson & Johnson announced a strategic partnership with the Government of Maharashtra to implement focussed disease interventions that have the potential to significantly improve the health of people and strengthen health care in the state. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the partnership was signed in the presence of Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra, Dr Deepak Sawant at Mantralaya, Mumbai.Commenting on the development, Sawant said, “Johnson & Johnson India will help the state government in raising awareness amongst mine workers and their families in the state, who are at an increased risk of tuberculosis. Nine districts in Maharashtra face the maximum rate of infant mortality. In these districts, Johnson & Johnson India will organise skill development programmes for nurses, along with other activities to train them for providing proper care to infants and their treatment during the Golden-Minute. Apart from these initiatives, a collaborative awareness campaign would also be undertaken to educate people about the various infectious diseases during pregnancy.”Through this collaboration, the Government of Maharashtra and Johnson & Johnson India will work together to address pressing public health issues such as tuberculosis (TB), maternal and child health, infection prevention, diabetes, obesity and menstrual hygiene and will support healthcare professionals and nurses in the state to further develop their skills in these areas. Below is a summary of the different healthcare interventions that the state government and Johnson & Johnson India will jointly work upon:Mission TB Free Maharashtra: Mass media campaigns to raise public awareness of TB and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) will be undertaken alongside training on the detection and treatment of the disease for healthcare workers across the state. Additionally, a focussed programme to increase awareness and early diagnosis of TB amongst mineworkers and their families, a group that is at increased risk of developing the disease, will be implemented under the aegis of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP).Prevention of hospital acquired infections: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the third most common type of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) and can have significant ramification on patient’s health. To assist hospitals in identifying and preventing SSI, Advanced Sterilisation Products (ASP), part of Johnson & Johnson India, has partnered with Joint Commissions International (JCI) in developing a unique toolkit for SSI prevention. ASP along with the State Department of Public Health will develop the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for infection prevention and train the trainers for implementation across State and District Hospitals. A pilot will be conducted at the district hospitals in Thane and Alibaug.Maternal & Child Care: From the perspective of bringing down Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), care for the mother and child starts from the time of admission of the mother, to the delivery and then discharge of the mother & the child. The nurse or midwife are the key caregivers during the birth of the child. Continuous education & learning is a challenge for most of these caregivers. Johnson & Johnson India has designed a course that lays special emphasis to train healthcare workers on prompt & skilled resuscitation to survive the neonatal period.Skill Development & Capacity Building of Nurses on Operating Room (OR) Management for superior patient outcomes through Johnson & Johnson Institutes in India.Strengthening of ARSH (Adolescent, Reproductive & Sexual Health): Johnson & Johnson India will also support the Government of Maharashtra strengthen the ARSH programme in nine districts with a special focus on menstrual hygiene, lifestyle counselling, obesity and pre-diabetic screening.Speaking about the partnership, Sushobhan Dasgupta, MD, Johnson & Johnson Medical India & Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedics Asia Pacific said, “At Johnson & Johnson India, we share a common goal with the Government of Maharashtra to see that people have access to quality healthcare. This partnership will help us achieve our objectives towards improving the public health outcomes of the state through highly focussed initiatives.”Johnson & Johnson India will provide strategic and technical advisory support and oversee the successful execution of all these programmes. Read Articlelast_img read more

Foga Road High School Gets New Class Rooms

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedFoga Road High School Gets New Class Rooms FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Over 800 students of the four-year-old Foga Road High School, Denbigh, Clarendon began the new school year on a positive note Monday (September. 6), with the official opening of four new classrooms and a computer laboratory.The new classrooms were constructed with assistance from the Clarendon-based Epic Hardware, as well as 17 Bravo Volunteers from bauxite/alumina company, Jamalco, to house new Grade 7 students.At the morning assembly on Monday, Principal of the school, Kerinth Campbell, praised the supporting teams for their efforts to make the new class rooms, noting that the bauxite company has made significant contributions to the school since its inception in 2007.“From then, until now, Jamalco has never let us down: Talk about dedication! This is volunteerism at its highest,” she exulted.Epic Hardware and Jamalco received plaques recognising their contributions to the school. Epic’s Managing Director, Bert Rhoden, urged the students to make him, their parents and their teachers proud by excelling in their studies and their behaviour.Jamalco’s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager, George Morgan, referred to the Alcoa slogan, “to be the best company in the world, we must first be the best company in our neighborhood.”He thanked the school for allowing the volunteers to assist, and urged the students to follow the example of volunteerism and serve their community, while they are still young. He also told his colleagues how proud he and the company were of their efforts.Ministry of Education Education Officer, Hugh Munroe, congratulated the school, the principal and staff for their energy and achievements.The classrooms comprise finished and painted ply board partitions, with doors in available space inside the large factory-type building housing the school. They were constructed during August by the volunteers, and will be replaced by block and steel classrooms which are to be constructed by the Ministry of Education. Foga Road High School Gets New Class Rooms EducationSeptember 9, 2010center_img RelatedFoga Road High School Gets New Class Rooms RelatedFoga Road High School Gets New Class Roomslast_img read more