Nadhim Zahawi refuses to rule out vaccine passports for pubs later in the year

first_imgGove is currently overseeing a review into the use of vaccine certificates, with the findings due to be handed to the Prime Minister in May. Nadhim Zahawi refuses to rule out vaccine passports for pubs later in the year Share “Use of certification domestically does throw up a number of difficult ethical questions, which is why Michael Gove has been consulting with businesses, with stakeholders, with colleagues in Parliament, so that we listen to all sorts of views,” Zahawi said this morning. Tags: Coronavirus Re-lockdown Vaccine Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Nadhim Zahawi insisted that there would be no vaccine passport requirements when pubs reopen their doors for outdoor service on Monday. The UK reported cases of India’s variant doubling yesterday, from 520 to 1,313 in the past week, according to Public Health England. (Getty Images) Also Read: Nadhim Zahawi refuses to rule out vaccine passports for pubs later in the year However, it added that vaccine passports could play a role in other settings such as hospitality, theatres, nightclubs, festivals or sports events. Meanwhile, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has signalled his party may oppose the plans after he suggested the use of Covid certificates for entry to pubs and restaurants would go against the “British instinct”. Labour’s shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth accused the government of “creating confusion” in refusing to spell out whether they will be used in certain venues. whatsapp whatsapp “In May, you will be able to go inside the pub and enjoy your drink, and there is no question of a vaccine certification being asked for,” he added. Former Conservative leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith told City A.M. last week that there is “a lot of concern about” the possibility of domestic vaccine passports among the Tory ranks, adding that it could lead to the creation of a two-tier society. Poppy Wood Tuesday 6 April 2021 9:03 am “It’s only the right thing to do, we’re all working towards the same outcome, which is to get our lives back, get our economy back up and running.” In a document published last nightie government insisted there are some settings such as public transport and supermarkets where people “should never be required” to prove their Covid status. However, the vaccines minister refused to say whether they will be used beyond 21 June once all restrictions are lifted. The UK reported cases of India’s variant doubling yesterday, from 520 to 1,313 in the past week, according to Public Health England. (Getty Images) Also Read: Nadhim Zahawi refuses to rule out vaccine passports for pubs later in the year “I just want ministers to be honest and straight with us and tell us exactly what their policy proposals are,” he said. 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The UK reported cases of India’s variant doubling yesterday, from 520 to 1,313 in the past week, according to Public Health England. (Getty Images) The vaccines deployment minister has refused to rule out introducing Covid jab certifications for indoor pints later in the year, despite admitting they raise “difficult ethical problems”. Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorHomeLight.comDon’t Make This Mistake When You Sell Your Home. Try these 7 websites.HomeLight.comLiver Health1 Bite Of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health “It’s only responsible as we see how this virus behaves, as we see how other countries are utilising technologies to make sure they keep the virus under control, then we should look at the same thing,” he told Sky News. More than 70 MPs have signed a letter condemning the proposal as “divisive and discriminatory”, including around 40 politicians from Johnson’s own party.  “I just don’t see how it will work and the hospitality sector is up in arms – it’s very difficult to implement and it’s really intrusive,” he said. “We’re planning on having everyone vaccinated, so why would you have vaccine passports?”last_img read more

News / Shippers brace for costly repatriation of salvageable Yantian Express cargo

first_img The fire-stricken 7,510 teu Yantian Express is expected to reach its port of refuge at Freeport in the Bahamas next week, but shippers with salvageable cargo on board should brace themselves for substantial costs and significant delays in obtaining their containers.Moreover, shippers that did not take out marine insurance, which one marine cargo insurer suggested to The Loadstar today could be half of them or more, and are unable to provide adjusters with acceptable security, could find their cargo auctioned.This is to recover the residual value of the cargo and the shippers may also be sued for costs and consequences.The vessel was on THE Alliance’s East Coast Loop 5 (EC5) service from South-east Asia to the east coast of North America via the Suez Canal was some 650 miles from the Canadian coast when the fire broke out in a container on deck and quickly spread.On 10 January, vessel owner Hapag-Lloyd advised that salvors had been “largely” successful in bringing the fire under control and, with five crew members back aboard, the ship was under tow at slow speed.Meanwhile, alliance partner Ocean Network Express (ONE) warned its customers that, based on the information it had available, to expect significant damage to cargo stowed in the forward sections.It said: “We have to assume that all cargo in bay 12 on deck and forward is directly affected by the fire, as well as all cargo in Hold 1 (bay 1-9).”The carrier added that it expected that all cargo in Hold 2 (bay 11-17) would also have been affected by fire, smoke or firefighting water.ONE also said damage in adjacent areas was possible and that reefer containers in bays 1-24 had been without power.Hapag-Lloyd declared general average (GA) on 25 January and appointed UK-based Richards Hogg Lindley to determine and collect GA and salvage security from each of the parties concerned in cargo on board the ship.GA is a principle of maritime law where damages and salvage costs are shared among the cargo in proportion to its value.It could be many weeks before Richards Hogg Lindley is able to set the security amount required. In the case of the 15,262 teu Maersk Honam, which caught fire in the Arabian Sea on 6 March last year, the adjuster set the salvage security at 42.5% of the CIF (cost, insurance and freight) value of the cargo, with an additional 11.5% required as GA security.The 42.5% amount was to be held until the salvage remuneration was awarded, whereas the 11.5% will be held in suspense until the final GA adjustment has been completed, which is often several years later.The Maersk Honam casualty generated the largest GA loss on record, thought to be in excess of $100m.Shippers may also be required to pay the cost of the relay of their containers to their bill of lading destination – the ship was scheduled to call at Halifax, New York, Savannah, Jacksonville and Norfolk.In the example of the Maersk Honam, MSC told customers they must pay $750 per 20ft and $1,250 per 40ft to relay their salvaged containers from the port of refuge, Dubai, to their final destinations in the Mediterranean.MSC warned that failure to accept the cost would render cargo owners liable for storage and demurrage charges.So far Hapag-Lloyd, ONE and THE Alliance’s third partner, Yang Ming, have not commented on relay costs, which would constitute a commercial decision by each line. By Mike Wackett 29/01/2019last_img read more

Does your courier provider offer you flexibility and choice?

first_imgBy LoadstarEditorial 24/06/2019 A sponsored post by World OptionsWith the demand of online shopping, everyone wants fast delivery. Which means more and more businesses are looking for competitively priced, easy to use online systems to book and send parcels worldwide. One company making a big impact in the business sector is the online courier service company World Options. Distribution workers working in warehouse. They check merchandise on laptops and collect information about inventoryHow it began World Options, is a UK company founded in 2003 by Stewart Butler, a Mancunian who lived on some of the area’s toughest council estates in the 80s and 90s. Its headquarters is in the East Lancashire town of Clayton-le-Moors, with additional offices in the US, Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands and Singapore. With a sales and marketing background, Stewart worked for a competing courier services company before branching out to create World Options. His love of technology and software development as well as dedication to help businesses ship goods fast, drove Stewart to create the World Options online shipping portal. Stewart Butler, founder and CEO – World Options The firm now has more than 100 franchises worldwide, a turnover of over £25m and handles over a million shipments a year. The online portal is designed to help solve businesses’ shipping and courier needs with a simple online shipping solution for booking courier services in just a few clicks.  Businesses can sign-up to a free online account, there is no contract or tie-in, and businesses can use the account as much or as little as they want. They get assigned a dedicated account manager to help guide the business with shipments. How it works Often businesses don’t realise that making small tweaks to how they ship parcels, packages and pallets, the speed of transit chosen, or size of packaging can make a huge difference to the total amount spent in a year, but these small tweaks often lead to saving hundreds or even thousands.  The question many businesses find challenging is: which courier or shipping supplier can provide your business the best rates and get the shipments to its required destination with minimum hassle? Instead of being restricted to one courier supplier, businesses should have a choice of several couriers. World Options online shipping portal offers a choice of multiple leading courier brands in one place. Businesses can login and ship goods using a choice of FedEx, UPS, DHL, TNT through the World Options online shipping portal in just a few click. Simply enter the shipment weight, dimensions and destination to view multiple quick quote prices from all the above carriers in seconds. Book the shipment and the selected courier will collect the goods and deliver to its chosen destination.  What’s also helpful is World Options has put together A GUIDE TO SENDING PARCELS AROUND THE WORLD to help businesses. For many businesses having a system to view multiple big brand name courier quotes fast in seconds is essential for their business success. Karen, a dispatch manager, who works in the car industry in Bury, Greater Manchester, said: “I use the World Options online portal 10 to 15 times a day for tracking, booking, and also for shipping quotes. If someone wants to buy something from us on eBay and they’re in Canada and they want a price first, you can use the portal to quickly find out that information. “So far this month, I’ve sent 175 parcels, mainly in the UK but also some European deliveries with UPS, and some collections with TNT. We also have customers where we just send a label over and the customer can drop their parcel off at their local UPS drop-off point.” Paul, a brand manager for a bespoke luggage manufacturer in Rochdale, said: “As a small business I don’t want to spend half my morning chasing after a courier – it simply wouldn’t be cost effective to do that. One email to our account manager at World Options and that’s all I need to do. To me this service is vital – as a small business with a small number of employees it is far better to use World Options and get their person to track down a package than it is tie up either yourself or one of your employees. “If things are working perfectly and smoothly then it doesn’t matter, it makes no difference, but when it goes wrong then that’s the difference between using World Options or a different direct courier service”. The advice from World Options is:  1) When was the last time you reviewed your business shipping process? 2) Are you sure you are getting the best courier rates and customer support? 3) Do you have a choice of world leading couriers and flexibility?  4) Is the system you are using easy and simple to use? 5) Is your current provider available to speak to if there is ever a problem with your shipment?  If the answer is no to any one of the above, it’s time to review your shipping process; it could save your business thousands.last_img read more

With brain training and an exoskeleton, paraplegics seem to regain some feeling in their legs

first_img Andrew Joseph About the Author Reprints [email protected] Related: Paraplegics who learned to control an Iron Man-like exoskeleton with their thoughts appeared to regain some feeling and function in their legs as a result of the training regimen, according to a new study.The study, published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, describes how a year of training enabled participants with spinal cord injuries to recover some sensation, voluntary muscle contraction, and control over bowel function — evidence of neurological recovery that the authors were not expecting.Four of the eight participants had their paralysis reclassified to a less severe level, although they still do not have control over most of their leg muscles.advertisement Tags brainneurologyparalysis Related: The training relied on what is known as a “brain-machine interface,” which decodes the brain’s signals into outputs aimed at enabling movement.advertisement A dogged quest to fix broken spinal cords pays off with new hope for the paralyzed @DrewQJoseph General Assignment Reporter Andrew covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics. Paralyzed, yet walking againVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Link EmbedCopiedLive00:0000:4300:43 center_img The participants in the study were injured three to 13 years ago. The goal of the project is to develop and refine the thought-controlled exoskeletons.The training started with participants practicing moving an on-screen avatar with their thoughts. Electrodes captured their brains’ signals and translated them through a computer so that when participants imagined walking, the avatars walked. The participants also trained with a harness-like system that helped them stand and walk on a treadmill, and eventually, worked their way up to controlling the exoskeletons.But as the participants trained, they regained some sensation in their lower limbs (although they could not sense changes in temperature) and some ability to voluntarily control muscles below the site of their injuries. Some of the participants saw improved bowel function and advances in their independence at home, such as being able to move themselves from their wheelchairs to the toilet. (The improvements in bowel and bladder control could also have come as a result of the participants being upright and out of their wheelchairs more often during the training program, not solely as a result of the interface training itself.)The advances made by the participants are likely possible because some of the nerves at the site of their injury survive, as other research has shown. And with the intensive training, the brain’s cortex restarted firing the signals it once did to command the muscles in the legs to contract, reigniting the nerves at the site of the injury. Those nerves then relayed the messages onward to nerves in the legs.“Something may have survived the original trauma, even if it were years ago,” Nicolelis said. By Andrew Joseph Aug. 11, 2016 Reprints The training described in the paper took place mostly in 2014, but Nicolelis said the participants who have kept up with some level of training have continued to show progress. The recovery seen in one participant who left the study waned after several months.Nicolelis’s approach is one of several that scientists are pursuing to restore mobility in patients with spinal cord injuries. Scientists are trying to reroute the brain’s signals around the site of injury, while others are trying to electronically stimulate a spinal cord. Still others think injecting new cells into the injury site could restore the cord’s function.For now, Nicolelis said the new research amounts to a demonstration of a technology that deserves further study. But he said he and his colleagues are wondering how they could make the technology accessible if the results hold up.“We’re already thinking about ways of disseminating this protocol,” he said. A shattering crash, an online chronicle, and an unexpected twist The study, which took place in Brazil, is not going to immediately change the course of therapy for the thousands of people with paraplegia around the world. The eight participants together took part in more than 2,000 training sessions to achieve small and what might not be sustainable gains.But the results suggest that by using their thoughts to control an external device, participants were also jumpstarting some long-dormant nerve networks and connections in the brain and spinal cord.“All this machinery is reactivated and you start bombarding the spinal cord — what’s left of it — with information,” Nicolelis said.Brain-machine interfaces have been used to allow people who are paralyzed to move robots, trigger hand movements via electrodes on the arm, and, in the case of Nicolelis’s study, control an exoskeleton. At the opening of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a paraplegic participant kicked a ball while wearing the exoskeleton — a movement caused by the participant’s own thoughts routed through electrodes on his head to a computer to the exoskeleton.In those cases, the interface acted as an assistive technology, helping patients control external devices. But the new study indicates that the interfaces might also serve as a therapeutic technology, restoring some level of function that the body had lost, said Dr. Elliot Roth, the medical director of the patient recovery unit at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Roth, who also chairs the physical medicine and rehabilitation department at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, was not involved in the study.The results of the study need to be reproduced and researchers need to think how the technology could be applied to patients broadly, Roth said. But he called the study “an exciting first step.” Brain implant helps quadriplegic move his hand — and play Guitar Hero In the LabWith brain training and an exoskeleton, paraplegics seem to regain some feeling in their legs In 2014, researchers in Brazil unveiled a brain-controlled exoskeleton that allows paraplegics to walk again. Today, something unexpected is happening to longtime users of the technology. Alex Hogan/STAT Related: “It turned out that six months into the training of these patients … we started realizing that the patients were experiencing an improvement in their neurological function,” said Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, a Duke University neurobiologist and senior author of the paper.last_img read more

TSX heads for lower open; dollar dips

first_img S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors New York futures were also in the red as the Dow Jones industrial futures lost 22 points to 16,426, the Nasdaq futures slipped 0.5 of a point to 3,703.8 while the S&P 500 futures were off 2.5 points to 1,875.5. Data released on the weekend showed China’s exports fell by an unexpectedly large 18 per cent in February. China’s official 2014 economic growth target of 7.5 per cent assumes trade also will grow by 7.5 per cent. But customs data show combined imports and exports so far this year have shrunk by 4.8 per cent. “The focus will likely remain on China in an otherwise quiet week, with January-February activity data due on Thursday,” said a commentary from Barclays Research. “We expect the message to be moderately slower growth, given the soft demand outlook suggested by the recent PMI readings, and lower inflation.” Meanwhile, Japan reported Monday a record current account deficit for January, and lowered its economic growth estimate for the October-December quarter to 0.7 per cent from one per cent. Copper prices fell heavily for a second session in the wake of the Chinese data, with the May contract in New York losing another six cents to US$3.02 a pound. Prices for the metal tumbled 14 cents Friday after Chinese authorities allowed the country’s first corporate bond default, which fueled speculation as to how many more companies may be in a similar situation. The weak overseas data pushed the April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down $1.30 to US$101.28 a barrel. Bullion prices advanced with the April contract ahead $1.90 to US$1,340.10. On the corporate front, satellite hardware developer Com Dev International (TSX:CDV) says quarterly net income dropped to $1.8 million, down nearly 55 per cent from the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as a stronger U.S. dollar weighed on results. Revenue was down one per cent from a year ago at $51.8 million. The Second Cup Ltd. (TSX:SCU) recorded net income of $1.18 million or 12 cents a share, improved from the year earlier loss of $12 million a year ago when Second Cup recognized the impaired value of its assets. Adjusted earnings per share was 17 cents, down from 18.2 cents per share a year earlier. European markets were mixed six days before a referendum will be held in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula that will determine whether the territory becomes part of Russia. London’s FTSE 100 gained 0.26 per cent, Frankfurt’s DAX fell 0.26 per cent and the Paris CAC 40 gained 0.58 per cent. Earlier in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed down one per cent, China’s Shanghai Composite plunged 2.9 per cent while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped 1.8 per cent. Malcolm Morrison Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Related news Keywords Marketwatch The resource-heavy Toronto stock market looked set for a lower open Monday as commodities fell in the wake of weak Chinese trade data and disappointing Japanese growth for the fourth quarter. The weak economic data from overseas coupled with Friday’s weak employment report pushed the Canadian dollar down 0.11 of a cent to 90.06 cents after sliding 0.1 per cent last week. last_img read more

GMP/FirstEnergy deal presents challenges: DBRS

first_img Toronto-based GMP Capital Inc.’s acquisition of FirstEnergy Capital Corp. should bolster GMP’s position as a leading independent investment firm, but the deal faces challenges in the current environment, says a new report from Toronto DBRS Ltd. The credit-rating agency’s report looks at GMP’s planned acquisition of FirstEnergy, which was announced last week. DBRS says the deal should strengthen GMP’s position in the energy sector, and complements its already strong position in the mining sector. “This acquisition would likely advance GMP’s franchise as a leading independent investment bank in Canada,” DBRS’s report says. “Catering to clients in the resources sector is a core strength of GMP, aligning with the company’s previously announced restructuring plans where it is refocusing its franchise on core competencies and markets.” However, the DBRS report notes that GMP’s restructuring, by streamlining the firm in Canada and closing certain international offices, aims to address ongoing structural and regulatory changes. “DBRS does not view these structural changes as having gone away, making this acquisition a more challenging transaction given the still uncertain operating environment,” the report states. Indeed, the DBRS report says the acquisition increases the headwinds already facing the company, including weak earnings and the still difficult operating environment, which is keeping revenue under pressure. With that in mind, the FirstEnergy acquisition “could add pressure on earnings,” the report points out. “First, there are the costs for integration. Second, GMP is now more reliant on revenue from the energy sector, which could add further pressure if there is not a recovery in energy prices,” the report says. “This transaction has the potential to elevate GMP’s cost base with the associated integration and compliance costs,” the report adds. “Over the longer-term, DBRS recognizes that the company is likely to realize important synergies on both the revenue and the cost sides, despite near-term challenges.” In addition, this deal is a sizeable one for GMP, DBRS says. The $98.6-million price, which is to be financed through the issuance of common shares and an unsecured promissory note, is “considerable” relative to GMP’s equity base of $326 million. James Langton Related news BMO asset management sale is on strategy: Moody’s Keywords Mergers and acquisitionsCompanies GMP Capital Inc. center_img Global M&A sets Q1 record, Refinitiv says Record M&A activity in Q1, Crosbie & Co. says Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Statement on Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces

first_imgStatement on Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces As Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, I welcome today’s announcement from Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham. I acknowledge the importance and urgency of this Independent Review (Review) into the workplaces of Parliamentarians and their staff, established by the Federal Government, in consultation with the Presiding Officers, the Opposition, minor parties and independents.The Australian Human Rights Commission’s work to establish this Review will begin immediately, and we will soon outline the process of how staff members can engage with the Review. We recognise the significant public interest in this issue and the need to ensure matters will be treated with sensitivity, confidentiality, and trauma-informed.This Review will hear the experiences of current and former Commonwealth Parliamentarians, current and former staff of Parliamentarians, and staff working within the Parliament. I urge every staff member to share their experiences with us via a confidential written submission or interview. Your first-hand experiences will be critical to this Review and will build a safer, more equal workplace for everyone.This Review will build on the landmark findings of [email protected], my National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces 2020. That Review, on the nature, prevalence and drivers of workplace sexual harassment, found that workplace sexual harassment is an insidious issue that affects every industry; no profession is immune. We will also draw on lessons and findings from other sectors and internationally.As Australia’s national human rights institution, the Commission is uniquely positioned to undertake a Review of this nature. The Commission is an independent statutory authority whose independence is enshrined under the Australia Human Rights Commission Act (1986). The Commission’s experience in undertaking independent, vigorous and confidential cultural reviews is evidenced by our previous work, including the Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force, Change the Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities, and our periodic national surveys on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.Investigations into individual matters or allegations will not form part of this Review. I urge Commonwealth Parliamentary staff to access the Parliamentary Support Line on 1800 APH SPT or 1800 274 778, which will provide them with support or referrals to police or other specialist services. If staff wish to report a criminal offence, they should contact 000 or police services in their jurisdiction.The final report with findings and recommendations of the Review will be tabled in Parliament in November 2021 and published on the Commission’s website at that time. /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:Australia, Australian, Australian Human Rights Commission, Commissioner, commonwealth, Defence, defence force, Federal, federal government, Government, Human Rights, parliament, public interest, sensitivity, Sexual Assault, womenlast_img read more

IIT Roorkee organises 22nd ADNAT symposium

first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts By EH News Bureau on March 12, 2019 IIT Roorkee organises 22nd ADNAT symposium ADNATAntibiotic resistance-One Health Perspective AROHP-2019Antimicrobial Resistance – Let’s Get PracticalAssociation for the promotion of DNA fingerprinting and other DNA technologiesIndian Institute of TechnologyRoorkee Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News Add Comment Share Comments (0) The symposium aimed to bring together scientists and academicians around the globe involved in antibiotic resistance research in healthcare and environmental settingsIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and Association for the promotion of DNA fingerprinting and other DNA technologies organised an international symposium on ‘Antibiotic resistance-One Health Perspective AROHP-2019’ and hands-on workshop on “Antimicrobial Resistance – Let’s Get Practical” at the Department of Biotechnology.The symposium aimed to bring together scientists and academicians around the globe involved in antibiotic resistance research in healthcare and environmental settings to take a unified ‘One-healthperspective’ on the problem at hand. Recent research indicated a dynamic flow of antibiotic resistance patterns among patients, communities, livestock and agriculture indicating a far more serious concern. Modern medical interventions like surgery, organ transplants, cancer chemotherapy or even minor accidents and cuts may turn perilous due to looming multi drug resistance (MDR) pandemic pushing us to a post-antibiotic era.The workshop also includes basic techniques of antibiotic resistance screening as delineated in NCCLS guidelines, live-dead cell staining, antibiotic uptake assays, efflux pump mediated antibiotic resistance and many other techniques. The workshop was intended for advanced PhD students, postdocs and independent researchers from the fields of medicine, veterinary and environmental sciences, basic researchers etc.Sharing his thoughts Prof Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Director of IIT Roorkee said “Antimicrobial resistance is becoming a critical health issue globally. The symposium has brought together leading researchers working for AMR under one roof. They can share their research and also identify topics for collaborating on different aspects related to antibiotic resistance”.From IIT Roorkee, Prof Ranjana Pathania, Prof Naveen Navani, Prof Kiran Ambatipudi and Prof Saugata Hazra are acting as coordinators of the Symposium and hands-on workshop.Many experts and leading researchers like ‘Prof Eric Brown and Prof Gerard Wright from McMaster University, Canada; Prof Hanna Kirstie Leiros and Prof Annette Bayer from UIT, Norway; Prof Liam Good from Royal Veterinary College, UK, Prof T Ramamurthy from THSTI and Prof Amit Ghosh from NICED Kolkata, India shared their views and thoughts on relevant areas of antibiotic resistance. The workshop provided extensive training in antibiotic resistance research to the select participants around the country and motivated young researchers to take up antibiotic resistance research independently. WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionalslast_img read more

Architect is Cast/Utech Distinguished Alumnus for 2010

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedArchitect is Cast/Utech Distinguished Alumnus for 2010 Architect is Cast/Utech Distinguished Alumnus for 2010 EducationApril 19, 2010 RelatedArchitect is Cast/Utech Distinguished Alumnus for 2010center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The CAST/UTech Alumni Association (Ontario Chapter) has named architect, author and motivational speaker Mr. Maurice Burnside as its 2010 Distinguished Alumnus.The announcement was made recently at the 8th anniversary awards banquet of the Association held in Toronto, Canada. Making the presentation was last year’s honouree, Andrea Wilson, Director of Customer Experience and Sustainability at Corporate Express Canada.Mr. Burnside studied Architectural Technology at the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST). He attended Howard University in the United States where he received numerous awards including the AIA Henry Adams Certificate for Excellence and the gold, silver and bronze medals for design excellence, and graduated at the top of his class.After working with several architectural firms in Kingston, Mr. Burnside opened his own business called MBA (Maurice Burnside Architects). He was also a part-time lecturer and co-ordinated the Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies at the University of Technology (UTech).Since migrating to Canada 10 years ago, the architect has expanded his portfolio to include author and motivational speaker.Thanking the Alumni Association for conferring him with this year’s Distinguished Alumnus award, Mr. Burnside said he felt honoured and privileged. He praised his alma mater for the significant foundation that was laid for all its graduates.Mr. Burnside also shared with the audience that when he received the call that he would be getting the award, his first thought was that he was not worthy and had done nothing special to warrant receiving the award.“Many of us allow ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts) to take over our minds, but we need to recognise that we have done things and have accomplished things; and we are worthy of the awards that we get and we are all meant to shine,” he stated.“I want to remind the graduates of UTech to never forget you are somebody, no matter what you are going through. We need to take all the training that we have received from UTech and take it to the next level,” he stated.He left the audience with this inspiring thought: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” RelatedArchitect is Cast/Utech Distinguished Alumnus for 2010last_img read more

New Secretary-General Assumes Office August 15

first_imgRelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes The statement reads: ‘As Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I am pleased to announce the formal assumption of office by Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, as Secretary-General of CARICOM, on Monday, 15 August, 2011. His assumption to office follows his selection by the Conference on 21 July 2011. Ambassador LaRocque assumes office as the Community’s seventh Secretary-General, with the full confidence and support of the Conference of Heads of Government and the best wishes of the entire Community.’ RelatedNew Secretary-General Assumes Office August 15 RelatedNew Secretary-General Assumes Office August 15 New Secretary-General Assumes Office August 15 Office of the Prime MinisterAugust 5, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) — New Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque will assume duties on Monday 15 August, 2011, the Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, announced today. “Ambassador LaRocque assumes office as the Community’s seventh Secretary-General, with the full confidence and support of the Conference of Heads of Government and the best wishes of the entire Community,” Prime Minister Douglas said in a statement. Advertisementslast_img read more