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Matt Hancock: Quarantine could return as second wave hits Europe

first_imgThe government is set to announce today that people with coronavirus symptoms must self-isolate for 10 days rather than seven, according to the Telegraph. Matt Hancock: Quarantine could return as second wave hits Europe Thursday 30 July 2020 8:00 am The new rules are set to arrive as an Oxford University suggests as much as 7.1 per cent of the UK has contracted coronavirus. Health secretary Matt Hancock today warned the government could re-introduce quarantine to protect the UK as a second wave of infections begins to roll across Europe. (AFP via Getty Images) Tags: Coronavirus Joe Curtis and Reuters Health secretary Matt Hancock today warned the government could re-introduce quarantine to protect the UK as a second wave of infections begins to roll across Europe. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Matt Hancock: Quarantine could return as second wave hits Europe whatsapp Britain re-imposed a 14-day quarantine period on people arriving from Spain last week. And Belgium and Croatia could soon follow, it is reported. Health secretary Matt Hancock today warned the government could re-introduce quarantine to protect the UK as a second wave of infections begins to roll across Europe. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Matt Hancock: Quarantine could return as second wave hits Europe “We are always looking at ways in which we can mitigate the impact of the quarantine, try to help people, try to make sure that the science is working to help travellers and holidaymakers,” he said. “I am worried about a second wave,” Hancock told Sky News. Health secretary Matt Hancock today warned the government could re-introduce quarantine to protect the UK as a second wave of infections begins to roll across Europe. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Matt Hancock: Quarantine could return as second wave hits Europe It is not clear if other parts of the UK will adopt the same policy or not. “You can see a second wave starting to roll across Europe, and we’ve got to do everything we can to prevent it from reaching these shores, and to tackle it.” Until now people with symptoms such as a continuous cough, a fever, and a loss of taste and smell have had to self-isolate for a week. British summer holiday destinations like France remain exempt from quarantine measures. However, they have seen a rise in infections, sparking fears they too could fall under the UK’s quarantine rules. The research found evidence of coronavirus antibodies – developed after an infection – in that proportion of 20,000 people scientists tested. Hancock did not mention any other country by name apart from Spain. “We have significant concerns about the second wave that is coming across Europe,” he added. “And it’s not just Spain … but there are other countries too where the number of cases is rising. And we are absolutely determined to do everything that we can to keep this country safe.” Share Earlier this week Boris Johnson did not rule out cutting quarantine for travellers from countries with high infection rates to 10 days. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Health secretary Matt Hancock today warned the government could re-introduce quarantine to protect the UK as a second wave of infections begins to roll across Europe.last_img read more

People / SASI revamps widely acclaimed air cargo training programme

first_img By Alex Lennane 22/06/2020 Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI) is to overhaul its Air Cargo Professional Advancement (ACPA) offering, in response to customer feedback and the “unprecedented changes required in air logistics”.SASI will add “extensive” material on economic sustainability for all stakeholders in the air logistics chain, with the emphasis on airlines, airports, GHA and GSSA, beneficial cargo owners, forwarders and any other stakeholders “participating in a possible seamless solution”.“Data exchange capabilities resulting in solutions offering speed, transparency and quality for airlines and airports are paramount,” said the consultancy. “Also, the need for virtual online classrooms will be addressed by the team going forward as an additional service possibility.”Stan Wraight, founder and president of SASI, said: “[We] constantly update our training and learning programme, and the widely acclaimed ACPA course is no exception. Economic sustainability is all sectors is critical. © Alexandersikov center_img “Touchless solutions, revised product portfolios, data and logistics corridors, assistance to states with new regulatory recommendations and, most important, the air logistics economic impact analysis and solutions will be a cornerstone.”SASI said additional topics would include economic solutions and processes, revenue management as a strategic tool, the SASI ‘virtual integrator’ process and associated requirements, a product portfolio approach avoiding commoditisation, cargo community systems and fleet business cases.last_img read more

The novel coronavirus attacks the lungs. A biotech company sees a common enzyme as key to protecting them

first_img National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. [email protected] @damiangarde Please enter a valid email address. “The system seems to operate on a balance in which angiotensin-(1-7) is protective and angiotensin II is the bad guy,” said Salvador Moncada, a professor of clinical pharmacology at the University of Manchester who specializes in inflammatory disease.advertisement ACE2 operates like a referee in what’s called the renin-angiotensin system, which regulates blood pressure. When angiotensin II, a peptide that constricts blood vessels, gets too high, ACE2 steps in and converts it to angiotensin-(1-7), a Gallant to its Goofus that relaxes vessels and reduces inflammation. By Damian Garde June 10, 2020 Reprints Related: For Concepción Peiró, a professor of pharmacology at the Autonomous University of Madrid, reading that the novel coronavirus attacked ACE2 brought angiotensin-(1-7) immediately to mind. Beyond its effects on inflammation, angiotensin-(1-7) has proved to protect against blood clots, oxidation, and premature cell death. So she called Moncada, a longtime colleague, to confer, and the two wrote a letter to the journal Circulation, hypothesizing that boosting angiotensin-(1-7) could protect the lungs from Covid-19’s worst symptoms while the immune system did its work on the virus. Their work appeared online April 4. On April 5, Moncada got an email from Rick Franklin, CEO of Constant Therapeutics. The company’s intravenous drug, TXA127, is a pharmaceutical version of the naturally occurring peptide angiotensin-(1-7), and the company had spent years developing it as a treatment for diseases in which the renin-angiotensin system was out of kilter.  About the Author Reprints Leave this field empty if you’re human: When Covid-19 came, Franklin saw TXA127 as a potential missing puzzle piece. The industry’s focus had been on antivirals, which would fight infection, and vaccines, which would prevent it in the first place. But TXA127 could be a treatment for the host, not the virus, buying patients time by replicating the effects of ACE2 until the natural enzyme got out from under coronavirus.“It wasn’t any genius on our part to piece this story together,” Franklin said. “It’s just that we had been looking at it for such a long time that it became obvious to us.”The Circulation letter lent weight to Franklin’s argument, and Constant began hearing from academic centers around the world hoping to study the drug in Covid-19. The first trial, sponsored by Columbia University, is slated to start this month, enrolling 100 patients with moderate Covid-19 and comparing a daily dose of TXA127 to placebo. The primary goals are safety and prevention of lung failure, with secondary measures of survival, inflammation, and the need for respiratory assistance.Constant is mapping out a Phase 2 trial of its own, one that would involve about seven sites and enroll more than 200 patients who have Covid-19 but don’t yet require intensive care. It will likely take a few months to get up and running, Franklin said, meaning it would be recruiting by the fall, in time for what could be a second wave of Covid-19 cases in the U.S.The company’s approach sounds promising, said Ankit Patel, a nephrologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. But ACE2 does more than just create angiotensin-(1-7), and replicating its beneficial effects may require more than just infusing more of the peptide, he said.“It definitely seems that there’s this unopposed angiotensin II in Covid-19, and trying to reverse that seems like a good technique to address some of the lung pathology that we see,” Patel said. “But it’s going to be a fine balance, and the devil’s really in the details in terms of how these different trials are going to be set up.”While TXA127 makes biological sense as a Covid-19 treatment, proving its benefit in clinical trials could be an arduous process, said Moncada, of the University of Manchester. A significant percentage of people who get the disease recover without developing serious lung symptoms. That means, in order to demonstrate the potential of TXA127, Constant will either need to enroll a large number of patients or figure out how to screen for the Covid-19 cases most likely benefit from the drug, Moncada said.Franklin is confident his company can thread the needle. Constant is considering a trial design that would recruit Covid-19 patients who need oxygen but aren’t yet in the ICU, betting TXA127 can differentiate itself from placebo when it comes to preventing lung damage.The role of ACE2 in Covid-19 is widely accepted, and the potential of angiotensin-(1-7) is clear to experts around the world, Franklin said. Constant’s task ahead is the blocking and tackling of running a clinical trial, something he believes the company is well-prepared for.“I’d love to say that a year from now there’s no need for this drug because we’re all immune, but that’s not going to happen,” Franklin said. “I think we can provide an enormous benefit to people and to the health care system if this drug works. And my gut says that it’s going to.” Tags BostonCoronavirus NewslettersSign up for The Readout Your daily guide to what’s happening in biotech. When a person is infected with the novel coronavirus, the deadliest symptoms often show up in the lungs.The reason is now well-understood: The virus enters through ACE2, an enzyme that is commonly found on the surface of lung cells and that, ordinarily, helps tamp down inflammation. When it’s interrupted, inflammatory forces run amok.But ACE2 is far more than just an entryway for infection, and scientists say the enzyme could point the way to a much-needed treatment for Covid-19. Constant Therapeutics, a privately held Boston biotech company with a small staff and a threadbare website, hopes it might have just the drug to address that need.advertisement BiotechThe novel coronavirus attacks the lungs. A biotech company sees a common enzyme as key to protecting them Privacy Policy Sarepta’s gene therapy for limb-girdle disease shows improved muscle function after one year Adobe Damian Gardelast_img read more

In Pictures: Prestigious prizes in The Heath and Portarlington Golf Clubs

first_img WhatsApp TAGSPortarlington Golf ClubThe Heath Golf Club Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter Portarlington Golf Club and The Heath Golf Club held two big events in the club calendar recently.In Portarlington, the annual Scratch Cup took place with winners in the Minor, Junior and Intermediate category.Tom Slevin won the Minor, Junior champ was Jack Corr while Alexander Cleland claimed the Intermediate prize.Meanwhile, Portarlington Golf Club also won prestigious South Leinster Trophy for first time since 1985.The team, managed by Ger Reid and Colm Murphy, won the final on Sunday October 4 in what was best described as atrocious conditions today in Carlow Golf Club.They won 4 and 2 against Gowran Golf Club with the final match called in off the courseCongratulations also to John Gordan who had a hole in one on the third.This is a huge victory for both managers, players and subs involved throughout this 2020 campaign. Facebook Home Sport Golf In Pictures: Prestigious prizes in The Heath and Portarlington Golf Clubs SportGolf Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Previous articleCoronavirus: 611 new cases as system of fines to be examined for breaches of regulationsNext articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, October 8, 2020 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Electric Picnic WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter In Pictures: Prestigious prizes in The Heath and Portarlington Golf Clubs News Pinterest Panel: Paddy Dempsey; Tony McCormack, Neilie Barry, John Gordan, Joe Hynan, John Guinan, Dermot McGurrell, Tommy Fitzpatrick, Garry Gahan.Captain Liam Kearney presents the Portarlington Golf Club Junior Scratch Cup 2020 to Jack CorrCaptain Liam Kearney presents the Portarlington Golf Club Intermediate Scratch Cup 2020 to Alexander ClelandCaptain Liam Kearney presents the Portarlington Golf Club Junior Scratch Cup 2020 to Jack CorrElsewhere, The Heath recently held their prestigious Captain’s Prize event – hosted by captain John Conroy.Life-long member Tom Tyrrell claimed glory by a single shot over Dominic Hartnett. This was a prize, he revealed afterwards, that had eluded him for over 50 years.Check out recent results and pictures below:Results Week Ending October 2Ladies 18 Hole Singles1st Marie Conlon (13) 37 pts (Back 1)2nd Mary Cushen (17) 37 pts3rd Helen Bergin (20) 34 pts4th Angela Dunne (27) 34 pts9 Hole Singles September 291st Mary McEvoy (41) 18 pts (back 6)Running Competition No 131st Helen Kelly (15) 21ptsCaptain John Conroy’s Prize to Lades (12 Hole S/F)1st Mary Cotter (37) 28 pts2nd Pat Lambe (16) 26 pts3rd Sarah Bergin ( 27) 25 pts (Back 6)Gents18 Hole SinglesJohn Taylor (6) 38 ptsCaptains Prize Results:1st Tom Tyrrell (5) 1392nd Dominic Hartnett (24) 1401st Gross Carl Grant (5) 1524th Owen Joyce (28) 1415th Dom Brennan (16) 1412nd Gross Colin Delaney (6) 1537th Rory Heffernan (14) 1428th John Farrell (6) 1439th Simon Hartnett (23) 14310th Cathal Whelan (13) 1441st Day Nett Ben O Reilly (17) 65Final Day Nett Martin Cashen (7) 681st Junior Ryan Conlon (15) 72 (Back 9)2nd Junior Jack Bergin (22) 72Veteran Gerry Kavanagh (13) 145Past Captain Dermot Carolan (7) 153Tom TyrrellBen O’ReillyWinner Tom Tyrrell with Captain John ConroyLast group out Dom Brennan (5th), Tom Tyrrell (Winner) & Ben O’Reilly (Winner of 1st Day)Captain John Conroy with Kathy O’DonovanDominic Hartnett ( 2nd ) Captain John conroyOwn Joyce (4th) with Captain John ConroySEE ALSO – Talking Sport Podcast: Clonaslee, Covid, Emo and the end of an era for Portlaoise? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 7th October 2020 Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Canada announces further reinforcement of COVID-19 supports for Indigenous communities

first_imgCanada announces further reinforcement of COVID-19 supports for Indigenous communities From: Indigenous Services CanadaAs the COVID-19 pandemic increases in intensity, the Government of Canada continues supporting First Nations, Inuit, Métis to ensure they have the tools and resources they need to keep their communities safe, and respond to outbreaks of COVID-19.As the COVID-19 pandemic increases in intensity, the Government of Canada continues supporting First Nations, Inuit, Métis to ensure they have the tools and resources they need to keep their communities safe, and respond to outbreaks of COVID-19.Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services is highlighting $1.2 billion in investments made through the Fall Economic Statement (FES) in additional support for the ongoing public health response to COVID-19 in Indigenous communities.Providing communities with the flexibility needed to respond to COVID-19 is essential. Since the beginning of the pandemic, action has been taken at all levels to protect the most vulnerable and support those who need it most. Collective measures have been undertaken by community-based organizations across this country. This work is making a fundamental difference.To continue to support this work, the Government of Canada is allocating an additional $380 million for the Indigenous Community Support Fund. This will ensure continued critical support for on-the-ground, community-led solutions to prevent, prepare and respond to COVID-19.With this further investment, the Government of Canada has now invested over $1 billion in the Indigenous Community Support Fund. This fund continues to serve an important role in supporting priorities identified by Indigenous leadership. Funding can be used for a variety of measures, such as promoting food security, improving mental health support services and ensuring the distribution of emergency equipment.In addition, this announcement includes $631.6 million over two years to support a number of measures in communities, including procuring PPE, adapting existing facilities, hiring more staff, and providing surge capacity when needed. This brings the total funding allocated specifically for public health emergency response in communities to $926.7 million.Given the vulnerability of elders and those in long-term care facilities, $186.8 million over two years is also being is also being announced to support needs and gaps in those facilities and to provide additional home care in Indigenous communities, in order to protect these populations from COVID-19.To date, and with these additional investments, the Government of Canada has announced approximately $4 billion in COVID-19 funding for Indigenous communities and organizations supporting families and individuals since the beginning of the pandemic. We will continue to respond to emerging needs and remain committed to supporting Indigenous communities and families through this pandemic and beyond.Quotes“First Nations, Inuit, and Métis have worked diligently to prevent, respond and control the spread of the virus in their communities. We acknowledge their strength and resilience, and the hard work they continue to put into leading their communities to safety. Through these investments, we will continue to support community-led solutions, and to ensure a strong and multi-faceted pandemic response.”The Honourable Marc MillerMinister of Indigenous ServicesQuick factsAs of December 18, over $4.2 billion has been announced in specific COVID-19 support to Indigenous and northern communities and organizations:$926.7 million to support the ongoing public health response to COVID-19 in Indigenous communities.$1.1 billion to be delivered through the distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund.$10 million for emergency family violence prevention shelters on reserve and in Yukon to support women and children fleeing violence.$137.3 million for health and social services support to the governments of Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.$34.3 million for territorial businesses, through CanNor’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.$25 million for enhancement to the Nutrition North Canada Subsidy.$17.3 million in support for Northern Air Carriers.$15 million for CanNor’s Northern Business Relief Fund.Up to $306.8 million in interest-free loans and non-repayable contributions to help small and medium-sized Indigenous businesses.$75.2 million in 2020-21 in distinctions-based support for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation students pursuing post-secondary education.$270 million to supplement the On-Reserve Income Assistance Program to address increased demand on the program, which will help individuals and families meet their essential living expenses.$44.8 million over five years to build 12 new shelters, which will help protect and support Indigenous women and girls experiencing and fleeing violence. The Government of Canada will also provide $40.8 million to support operational costs for these new shelters over the first five years, and $10.2 million annually ongoing. Starting this year, $1 million a year ongoing will also be provided to support engagement with Métis leaders and service providers on shelter provision and community-led violence prevention projects for Métis women, girls, LGBTQ and two-spirited people.$117 million to support community-owned and micro-businesses through the Indigenous Community Business Fund.$16 million to support Indigenous tourism businesses through the COVID-19 Indigenous Tourism Stimulus Development Fund.$82.5 million in mental health and wellness supports to help Indigenous communities adapt and expand mental wellness services, improving access and addressing growing demand, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.$112 million to support a safe return to elementary and secondary schools for First Nations on reserves.$41 million has been allocated to Canada’s Territories to safely restart their economies and make the country more resilient to possible future surges.$120.7 million to help Indigenous early learning and child care facilities safely operate during the pandemic.$59 million for First Nations to adapt their on reserve community infrastructure.$25.9 million to provide immediate support to Indigenous post-secondary institutions in 2020-21.$332.8 million in 2021-22 to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to offset declines in own-source revenues and to help ensure that Indigenous communities can continue to provide the same level of core community programs and services to their members.$186.8 million over two years to address needs and gaps in supportive care facilities and provide additional home care in Indigenous communities in order to protect elder and other vulnerable communities members$144.2 million in 2021-22 to the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program to bolster support to those hit hardest by the pandemic by providing training and supports to young Indigenous people, Indigenous people with disabilities, and out-of-territory and vulnerable Indigenous people to prepare them for good jobs. This funding also helps improve labour market data and service delivery.$3 million to CanNor for foundational economic development projects that will support small businesses in Canada’s Territories. /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:Canada, community, education, Emergency, employment, family violence, Government, home care, Indigenous, infrastructure, Investment, mental health, public health, resilience, secondary school, social serviceslast_img read more

City delivers new playgrounds in Mayfield and New Lambton

first_imgCity delivers new playgrounds in Mayfield and New Lambton City of NewcastleThe Mayfield and New Lambton communities have celebrated the official opening of two upgraded playgrounds as part of the City’s annual playground improvement program.Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said that upgrades were part of a $1.4 million investment in playgrounds across the city in 2020/21.“Our local parks and playgrounds are places that our community can come together to relax and interact,” Cr Nelmes said.“I’m delighted that these two upgraded playgrounds at Dangar Park and Novocastrian Park are ready for play, and the turnout at our community openings demonstrate the importance that public spaces play within local neighbourhoods.“The city’s vast array of playgrounds provide local children and families the opportunity to spend more time outdoors and engage in an active and healthy lifestyle.“This year we have invested $1.4 million on playground projects including upgrades to the popular King Edward Park playground and Tighes Hill’s Gross Street Reserve playground which are both due to be completed by the end of June.“We also delivered a new $1.2 million inclusive playground complete with seating, shelter and BBQ facilities in Mayfield’s Stevenson Park in November 2020.“Our 2021/22 budget includes a $9.1 million investment in parks, playgrounds, sporting and aquatic facilities including projects like the Wallsend Active Hub and Newcastle Ocean Baths.”As part of the upgrade, the former Novocastrian Park playground was replaced with new features catering to a range of age groups including a rope climber, swings and a slide.The newly upgraded Dangar Park playground was expanded to include a new climbing frame and rocker and a new larger swing set to replace the former set which was damaged during storms in 2020. These improvements will also cater to a broader age range of children.Fletcher’s Kurraka Reserve is set to benefit from additional fitness stations which will be installed in the coming months and planning for a new active hub in Wallsend has also commenced.Newcastle has 116 playgrounds across the Local Government Area and has an ongoing program of upgrading and renewing any aging facilities. /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:aging, BBQ, children, community, fitness, Government, Investment, local council, Local Government, Mayfield, Newcastle, oceanlast_img read more

Your Tesla may soon call a tow truck itself as soon as it breaks down

first_img ‹ Previous Next › Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk is promising a couple of upcoming improvements to Tesla’s service and roadside assistance programs.The 47-year-old recently mentioned a new feature being worked on that would see Tesla automatically notified if one of its vehicles broke down. Then, unless cancelled by the driver, the company would send a flat-bed carrying a loaner vehicle for the driver; pick up the damaged vehicle; and deliver it to the nearest Tesla service location. By stocking commonly damaged parts like front and rear fascias, the brand hopes to reduce repair times by up to several days in some cases. See More Videos 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” 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 | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSTeslaSedanElectricLuxuryElectric VehiclesLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Tesla Model 3 It’s like OnStar but different, and only for Tesla. Details on how it would function remain unknown, but Tesla has a couple advantages in rolling out a system like this in that it owns its own service centres, and that all of its vehicles, with the exception of the original Roadster, share a data connection directly with the company.Musk also spoke about improved efficiencies to the existing service system. That repairs take too long, he says, is one of the most common complaints the brand receives.According to Green Car Reports, Musk told investors on a conference call that “we’ve been just like super-dumb in some of the things we’ve done…stopping doing the foolish things will massively improve our service costs, will massively improve customer happiness around the world, and it’s just fundamentally better.”The proposed change would see some Tesla service centres taking on more bodywork repairs as well as storage of certain parts in-house, rather than ordering them from warehouses when needed, as is the current process. Trending in Canada advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium To Be Held Jan. 18-20 At CU-Boulder

first_img Published: Jan. 9, 2004 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at the University of Colorado at Boulder, “Revitalizing the Spirit of Resistance, Activism and Service,” will be held Jan. 18-20. The symposium will offer a variety of workshops and presentations on topics such as leadership, health, education and social movements. All events are free and open to the public. State Sen. Peter Groff, founder and executive director of the University of Denver Center for African American Policy, will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 5:45 p.m. at Old Main Chapel. A reception will follow at the Heritage Center. “Martin Luther King Jr. established a living legacy that serves as a guiding principle for many CU-Boulder community members who engage in the fight against injustice and the struggle for freedom, equality and dignity of all people,” said Loretta Wahl, university counselor at the Center for Multicultural Affairs and chair of the symposium planning committee. “It is our hope to establish an annual event that informs on Dr. King’s life and legacy and how it continues to impact social movements today,” she said. The symposium opens Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University Memorial Center and will feature poetry readings, monologue presentations, African American historian and storyteller Cassandra Sewell and the CU-Boulder Umoja Voices Gospel Choir. Events on Wednesday, Jan. 19, will begin at 10 a.m. at the UMC and include a variety of workshops conducted by CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students and the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, among others. The celebrated documentary, “Eyes on the Prize,” a history of the civil rights movement, also will be shown throughout the day. A dramatic performance by Wardenburg Health Center’s Interactive Theater Project, “Echoes of King’s Holiday,” will be held at 6 p.m. followed by a discussion on race facilitated by the CU Dialogue Network. Additional workshops will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UMC including “A Dream Deferred: The Racial Inequality and Health Care in America” presented by CU-Boulder Law Professor Dayna Matthew, CU-Denver and Health Sciences Center Professor Robert Winn and health care professional and educator Carla King, a CU-Health Sciences Center alumna. The symposium will close with Groff’s speech at Old Main Chapel. The King Center’s pledge of nonviolence in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. will be available at the sessions. For more information and the schedule of events, visit the Center for Multicultural affairs Web site at http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/cma/mlk.html. The site will be updated as sessions are finalized. Sponsors of the symposium include the Center for Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Diversity and Equity, the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs and the CU-Boulder Black Alumni Society. For more information contact Wahl at (303) 492-5718.last_img read more

JP Nadda releases National Health Profile-2018

first_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Launches India’s first ever nationwide healthcare establishment censusJP Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), in New Delhi. The E-book (digital version) of the annual document was also released. The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health. At the function, Nadda also launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR) – Country’s first ever national healthcare facility registry of authentic, standardised and updated geo-spatial data of all public and private healthcare establishments.Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Anupriya Patel, Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare, Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Health) and Santanu Chowdhury, Director (NRSC, ISRO), also graced the occasion.Speaking at the function, Nadda stated that the health profile is a very important tool as it has helped in designing various programmes. He cited the examples of initiatives like Free Drugs and Diagnostics and Mission Parivar Vikas that have benefitted from the health profiles. Nadda further said that India has made substantial progress on several indicators in the recent years and stated that its national health indicators like Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Maternal Maternity Rate (MMR) and Total Fertility Rate (TFR) are declining faster a than the world pace. The Union Health Minister added that India has shown impressive gains with 22 per cent reduction in maternal mortality since 2013.Nadda further said that Ayushman Bharat will provide comprehensive healthcare to the people as 1,50,000 sub-centres will be converted into Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs).“The H&WC would provide preventive, promotive, and curative care for non-communicable diseases, dental, mental, geriatric care, palliative care, etc. He further stated that the government has initiated universal screening of common NCDs such as diabetes, hypertension and common cancers along with tuberculosis and leprosy, which will eventually help in reducing the disease burden of the country. This will again change the health profile of the people in future.The Union Health Minister stated that the data is an important source of navigation. It helps in understanding the goals, our strengths and weaknesses and it is also an important means to strategise. Good compiled data enables the policymakers to make evidence-based policies and aids effective implementation of various schemes, he added. He also advised that NHRR should have inbuilt process for updating the data so that the system is relevant for times to come. Nadda congratulated and appreciated the CBHI team for their initiatives regarding use of geo-mapping.Addressing the participants, Choubey stated that data is not only important for understanding the health indicators of the country, but it also provides an opportunity to monitor the situation. He further said that the National Health Profile – 2018 indicates that significant progress has been made in the country for various health outcomes, which is an encouraging sign.Speaking at the function, Patel stated that the Health Profile will help future policy making to address the new challenges on our health system such as epidemiological and demographic transitions and health-impacting environmental changes.The vision of the NHRR Project is to strengthen evidence-based decision making and develop a platform for citizen and provider-centric services by creating a robust, standardised and secured IT-enabled repository of India’s healthcare resources. NHRR will be the ultimate platform for comprehensive information of both, Private and Public healthcare establishments including Railways, ESIC, Defense and Petroleum healthcare establishments. Under the Collection of Statistics Act 2008, over 20 lakh healthcare establishments like hospitals, doctors, clinics, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and nursing homes would be enumerated under this census capturing data on over 1,400 variables.The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) has actively engaged with key stakeholders including leading Associations, Allied Ministries, and several private healthcare service providers. This resource repository shall enable advanced research towards ongoing & forthcoming healthcare challenges arising from other determinants of health like – disease, environment etc.Approximately 4,000 trained professionals are dedicatedly working to approach every healthcare establishment for information collection. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the project technology partner adhering to paramount Data Security.The key expected outcomes of the NHRR project are to provide comprehensive data on all health resources including private doctors, health facilities, chemists, and diagnostics labs, establish a National Health Resource Repository for evidence based decision making – aligned with Digital India mission. It shall also enhance the coordination between central and state government for optimisation of health resources, making ‘live’ and realistic state Project Implementation Plans (PIPs) and improving accessibility of data at all levels, including state head of departments, thus, decentralise the decision making at district and state level.Some key benefits of the NHRR Project are to create a reliable, unified registry of Country’s healthcare resources showing the distribution pattern of health facilities and services between cities and rural areas. Additionally, it shall generate real-world intelligence to identify gaps in health and service ratios, and ensure judicious health resource allocation and management. It shall identify key areas of improvement by upgrading existing health facilities or establishing new health facilities keeping in view the population density, geographic nature, health condition, distance, etc.Also present at the launch function were Dr S Venkatesh, DGHS, Dr Madhu Raikwar, Director, CBHI and senior officers of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and CBHI. By Sanjiv Das on June 20, 2018 center_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app JP Nadda releases National Health Profile-2018 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphalast_img read more

$31.7 Million for Road Safety

first_img$31.7 Million for Road Safety TransportApril 6, 2010 Related$31.7 Million for Road Safety Advertisements Related$31.7 Million for Road Safetycenter_img Related$31.7 Million for Road Safety FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Programmes being undertaken by the Ministry of Transport and Works to improve road safety have been boosted through a $31.7 million allocation.As contained in the Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives, $13 million will go to the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) to carry out necessary work, as it seeks to upgrade the working environment and physical facilities at examination depots. The funds will also help with the provision of weigh scales.The Road Traffic and Safety Programme is to receive an $8.3 million boost in the new fiscal year to continue to plan, design and develop an adequate, safe and efficient road network and transportation system.In addition, $10.4 million has been set aside for works relating to secondary roads across the island. These are the network of roads linking secondary towns and other commercial centres to the main arterial road system, and comprise 692 kilometres, including bridges, culverts, and associated structures.Due to the volume of traffic using these roads, they require maintenance standards that are similar to those applied to arterial roads, which link parish capitals.last_img read more