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News / SEKO signs on with Alibaba as retailers and forwarders link up to boost e-commerce

first_img© Minipig5188 By Sam Whelan in Shenzhen 17/10/2016 “We want to create the leading logistics ecosystem in South-east Asia,” said James Chang co-founder and chief operations officer at Lazada Crossborder in Hong Kong.“Our goal is not to be the largest logistics company; we’re an e-commerce firm, but the ecosystem helps us improve service levels and capacity in the region, which is very fragmented from a logistics perspective.”Lazada currently has 75 logistics partners covering its key markets of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, and operates five major distribution centres and 11 fulfilment centres.According to Mr Chang, South-east Asia is the fastest-growing internet region, with 480m users expected to be connected by 2020, a year when 60% of its population will be under 35.He added: “In South-east Asia, only 3% of all retail purchases are online compared with 14% in China. However, we think there’s big potential for the region to leapfrog China, due to the speed of the infrastructure growth and the demographics.”From SEKO Logistics’ perspective, technology collaboration is the key to enabling cross-border e-commerce, said Mr Gagne.“The growth in cross-border e-commerce trade cannot be decoupled from the omni-channel shopping experience. We believe the future is not being a one-stop shop logistics company with assets all over the world. We prefer to be asset-appropriate.“It’s not about being everywhere, it’s about having the right partnerships, with technology at the heart of that to create the best consumer experience.”SEKO recently added 100,000 sq ft of warehousing and fulfilment capacity in Hong Kong to provide an e-commerce gateway for customers targeting China’s online consumer market, which is forecast to see spending exceed US$1 trillion in 2017.Mr Gagne noted that expectations on logistics providers were evolving beyond shipping costs to supporting revenue growth.As an example, he said, SEKO’s tracking portal allowed retailers to retain their brand on the tracking and delivery portion of their website, which in turn enabled them to retarget customers and monetise the page views through ad-revenue.“We’re focusing on how to create revenue opportunities for a customer. The old way of thinking about logistics is ‘how do you cut my costs, or how do you get my last-mile deliveries down by 10%?’ – something like that. But in this case, we’re saying ‘we’re going to show you how to measure revenue you can generate from customers using our portal’.“And that’s a great conversation to have with a customer, because then you’re talking about quality of revenue growth and not just costs.”center_img Online retailers and logistics providers are collaborating on technology “ecosystems” to further propel booming cross-border e-commerce sales in China and South-east Asia.Last week, US-based forwarder SEKO Logistics signed a deal with Alibaba.com Hong Kong to join its “OnePartner” programme.The initiative aims to create a “new foreign trade ecosystem” by providing localisation and personalised export processes for small and medium enterprises in Hong Kong and Taiwan.On the sidelines of TPM Asia in Shenzhen last week, SEKO Logistics president-elect James Gagne told The Loadstar the deal would help develop cross-border logistics.“Alibaba’s strategy is less about building significant infrastructure and more about building networks – it’s more about collaboration, which is what we’re seeking,” he added.In South-east Asia, e-commerce marketplace Lazada, – recently acquired by Alibaba – is also focused on building logistics ecosystems.last_img read more

Laois secondary school donates €1,120 to Cuisle Centre with Hell and Back challenge

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter One Laois school has taken on the challenge of being the first ever secondary school in the country to take part in Hell and Back in Kilruddery House, Wicklow, and all for a very worthy cause.On Wednesday May 1 2019 some of Mountmellick Community School Transition Year and fifth year students took on the immense challenge of Hell and Back.Hell and Back challenges are where participants must complete a 10-15KM trail route crossing rivers and lakes, climbing hills and mountains and crawling through bogs and swamps.To survive, you must conquer all the elements thrown at you, whether that is the temperamental weather conditions, the gruelling natural environment or the torturous man-made obstacles.The bus trip was a comfortable but anxious journey as they anticipated what lay ahead.They had the pleasure to being accompanied by our supportive teachers, Ms O’Brien, Ms McLoughlin, Ms Shortall – who the students ended up supporting towards the end of the course!Shortly after the Mountmellick school arrived, they were called to the start line to take the plunge into the ice baths.The ups and downs of the hills to the tumbles, bumps and bruises that we still have and the memories and bonds they made will stay with us forever. Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory TAGSCuisle CentreMountmellick Community School WhatsApp Pinterest GAA Previous articleRetiring councillors leave a gap of opportunity in CastlecomerNext articlePaddy Casey and Daft Punk Tribute set to play in Jeremiah Grant in Portlaoise during FREE Live Music Pub Trail Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. GAA center_img Home News Community Laois secondary school donates €1,120 to Cuisle Centre with Hell and Back… NewsCommunity WhatsApp Laois secondary school donates €1,120 to Cuisle Centre with Hell and Back challenge Facebook Pinterest GAA By Siun Lennon – 23rd May 2019 Facebook Twitter Teamwork was essential for survival for without it, they could not of overcome the 10 foot walls and the sinking swamp.To say it was difficult that would be an understatement, nonetheless they faced the challenges with determination, stubbornness and gusto.They put ourselves through this hardship in order to raise awareness and money for the Cuisle Centre inn Portlaoise.The Cuisle Centre is a very hard working organisation who support cancer patients and their families through very difficult times. The students were delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to this worthy cause that has touched them all.Thanks to Eva Kavanagh and Teigan Lane for this wonderful write up and for Ms Foynes for sending it in.SEE ALSO – Design team wanted for Kolbe Special Schoollast_img read more

CIBC AM to terminate resource fund

first_imgcropped shot of hand with scissors cutting red tulip flower in bottle lightfieldstudios/123RF IG Wealth amends product shelf Franklin Templeton launches new real asset fund IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Purpose looks to fill retirement income gap with longevity fund Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Unitholders will have the right to redeem their investments in the fund up to the close of business on the effective termination date. They will not be required to pay any redemption fees, sales charges or other fees associated with the fund’s termination. Keywords Fund caps and terminations,  Mutual fundsCompanies CIBC Asset Management CIBC Asset Management Inc. (CIBC AM) intends to terminate Renaissance Global Resource Fund on or about Oct. 18, the Toronto-based company announced Thursday.The decision was made due to the fund’s relatively small asset size, CIBC AM says in a release. last_img read more

Kingston CEO appointed to key Victorian Government position

first_imgKingston CEO appointed to key Victorian Government position Kingston CEO appointed to key Victorian Government positionKingston CEO Julie Reid has been appointed Executive Director of Local Government Victoria and will play a key role linking the state government and local councils.Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said the move was a sad loss for Kingston, but a great gain to help raise the profile of local government and strengthen ties with the Victorian Government.“We are disappointed to farewell CEO Julie Reid so soon, but we understand that this new role is an amazing opportunity, and we now look forward to working closely with her in this fantastic new role,” Cr Staikos said. “Julie will be a strong addition to Local Government Victoria and is well-placed to lead them into the future.”Kingston CEO Julie Reid said she was honoured to be appointed Executive Director of Local Government Victoria.She brings a wealth of experience to the role gained through 32 years’ experience in the public sector in Australia and the UK. Ms Reid has expertise in major infrastructure projects, strategic planning, urban design, economic development, tourism, arts, events and more.In 2017 she was named in the top 50 Public Sector Women in the state. She has worked at several Victorian local councils including Greater Dandenong, Whitehorse, Bayside and Casey and also has experience in the sector in NSW and the UK.“I have loved my time at Kingston and am proud to have led the organisation during such a challenging time,” Ms Reid said. “I am excited to take up this new role to help further strengthen the partnership between the Victorian Government and local Councils, and I look forward to working with all councils to help them implement the new Local Government Act and continue to serve their communities.”The Mayor and Councillors will put in place the next steps to fill the role of CEO and expect to appoint an acting CEO at the January Council meeting before launching a recruitment process.News Listing /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, Bayside, City of Kingston, council, Dandenong, future, Government, infrastructure, Kingston, local council, Local Government, Loss, NSW, UK, Victoria, Whitehorse, womenlast_img read more

Battle Ground School Board eliminates sex ed requirement

first_imgName*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). Battle Ground School Board eliminates sex ed requirementPosted by Chris BrownDate: Tuesday, October 29, 2019in: Newsshare 0 The state could move next year to require comprehensive sexual health classes in schools BATTLE GROUND — “I need a Snickers,” quipped Battle Ground Public School Board President Troy McCoy at one point Monday night in the midst of more than three hours of public testimony over the district’s proposed comprehensive sexual health curriculum.The marathon session was the second time the CSE curriculum has drawn an overflow crowd to the school board meeting. This time, 42 people lined up to share their thoughts about the program the district had spent well over a year piecing together from a number of sexual health curriculums approved by the state.An overflow crowd gathered at the Battle Ground School District Board of Directors meeting Oct. 28 to talk about comprehensive sexual health curriculum. Photo by Chris BrownAn overflow crowd gathered at the Battle Ground School District Board of Directors meeting Oct. 28 to talk about comprehensive sexual health curriculum. Photo by Chris BrownIn the end, the board voted 3-2 to simply not have a sexual health curriculum requirement, outside of a Growth and Development class offered as part of 5th grade Biology. District 4 Director Mark Watrin and Board President Troy McCoy voted no.District 5 Director Tina Lambert, the lone no vote at the board’s Oct. 14 meeting during first reading of the new curriculum, introduced a proposal to simply eliminate the sex ed requirement until such time as the state makes it mandatory. Under this decision, Battle Ground will provide only mandatory education on AIDS and HIV prevention.Jennifer Heine-Withee speaks against CSE curriculum at the Battle Ground School Board meeting Oct. 28. Photo by Chris BrownJennifer Heine-Withee speaks against CSE curriculum at the Battle Ground School Board meeting Oct. 28. Photo by Chris BrownAn effort to mandate comprehensive sexual health curriculum failed to pass during the 2019 legislative session, but appears likely to come up again in 2020.With the district deciding to forgo adoption of a new sexual health curriculum for now, much of Monday’s board discussion centered on whether striking the requirement for sex ed would affect an elective course in 5th grade Biology on growth and development. In order to avoid that, the board elected to amend District Policy 2125 to read “the board has determined that such a program will not be offered to students, except a unit on human growth and development to be offered in the fifth grade.” (Italics indicate new language added).Retired Dr. Beth Lee speaks in support of new comprehensive sexual health curriculum in front of the Battle Ground School Board. Photo by Chris BrownRetired Dr. Beth Lee speaks in support of new comprehensive sexual health curriculum in front of the Battle Ground School Board. Photo by Chris BrownThe decision comes after more than a year of contentious debate over the topic of comprehensive sexual health curriculum. While most districts in Clark County quietly adopted a program known as FLASH, developed in King County, Battle Ground became something of a battleground over the topic.Under the state’s 2005 Healthy Youth Act, any comprehensive sexual health curriculum adopted by a school district must be “medically accurate, age appropriate and inclusive of all kids regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation.”Rep. Vicki Kraft (17th District, R-Vancouver) speaks against comprehensive sexual health curriculum at the Battle Ground School Board meeting on Oct. 28. Photo by Chris BrownRep. Vicki Kraft (17th District, R-Vancouver) speaks against comprehensive sexual health curriculum at the Battle Ground School Board meeting on Oct. 28. Photo by Chris BrownBattle Ground had attempted to adopt bits and pieces from a variety of potential CSE courses in order to put together something that satisfies the law, but would assuage concerns of community members. In an online survey with over 2,000 respondents, 18 percent indicated they felt the new curriculum represented a pro-LGBTQ agenda.Others at Monday’s meeting worried that students would be more sexually active given the sometimes graphic nature of the learning materials. Area youth pastors warned they would advise parents to pull their children out of public school altogether if the curriculum was adopted, and others warned that it would result in thousands of votes against school funding levies.Many people at Monday’s meeting sported blue shirts that read “school strong” on one side, and “No CSE vote no school levy” on the other. They came from Gary Wilson, who noted he quickly went through 100 of them and had 500 more on the way.Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Ross listens during public testimony about the district’s proposed new comprehensive sexual health curriculum. Photo by Chris BrownBattle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Ross listens during public testimony about the district’s proposed new comprehensive sexual health curriculum. Photo by Chris BrownWilson noted later that the shirts will likely still be needed for trips to Olympia next year to fight against continued efforts to make CSE mandatory, as it is in 29 states and the District of Columbia.Those who argued for the curriculum noted research showing it helps reduce bullying of gay and transgender students, cuts down on teenage pregnancies and STDs, and reduces the risk of sexual assault during later college years.Dr. Beth Lee, a retired Battle Ground physician, noted that science is “slimy” and “gooey,” but that shouldn’t preclude it from being taught.“Does sex ed make you want to have sex?” she asked. “Well, I don’t know. Does talking to your kids about healthy food make them not want to go to McDonalds? If you teach them about vegetarianism, do they all turn into vegans?”Homeschool advocate Heidi St. John speaks out against comprehensive sexual health curriculum at the Battle Ground School Board meeting on Oct. 28. Photo by Chris BrownHomeschool advocate Heidi St. John speaks out against comprehensive sexual health curriculum at the Battle Ground School Board meeting on Oct. 28. Photo by Chris BrownOther supporters noted again that the district had kept the option for parents to opt their students out of any or all of the new CSE curriculum.“If parents want to pull kids from programs, that’s great,” said Lee, “but they shouldn’t block other kids from learning science.”But the majority, including 17th District Representative Vicki Kraft (R-Vancouver) argued that curriculum like this is part of a “larger agenda” to “groom and sexualize children.”Kraft and others noted that much of the CSE curriculum comes out of California, along with Drag Queen Story Hour, which has drawn many of the same faces seen in Battle Ground on Monday to meetings of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library’s Board of Trustees.The board spent little time Monday discussing the specifics of the sexual health curriculum. There was some discussion about adopting the curriculum in the event the state does move to make it mandatory, but since it’s possible the state would add or subtract from what is required, it was deemed likely that the selection process would need to begin again.“It was a lot of work, and the community may disagree with me, but there was a lot of community involvement,” said McCoy, noting the extensive survey and the countless conversations he’s had with people in recent weeks. Board Vice President Monty Anderson agreed, saying the district’s curriculum selection committee had worked tirelessly to try and make this a “Battle Ground specific program.”Anderson also said he would like to explore the option of looking into training for high school students on bullying, in order to at least address that part of the experience of gay, lesbian, or transgender students.McCoy also apologized to other people in the area who had tried to contact him prior to Monday’s meeting, noting he had been inundated with calls from people out of state due to a “call to action.”“Between the calls from Minnesota, Michigan, and North Dakota it was tough to get to phone calls from Battle Ground,” said McCoy. “I’ve taken issue with previous comments that ‘I want to make Battle Ground a battleground.’ That’s not why this board is here. This board is here to serve the kids. We’re not looking for a fight.”For now, it seems, they won’t get one, but many in the audience at Monday’s meeting said they’re preparing to pack their belongings next January for a trip to Olympia.They’ll have a trunkload of blue T-shirts to bring along for the ride.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Battle GroundClark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : Dirt trails at Whipple Creek Regional Park will be restricted during wet season Next : 4A GSHL football notes: Once again, Union vs. Camas is the big dealAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Name*Email*Website guestLabelcenter_img 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. 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Letter: ‘To find the truth on any of these issues and candidates, you have to do your own research’

first_imgLetter: ‘To find the truth on any of these issues and candidates, you have to do your own research’Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, October 30, 2020in: Letters To The Editor, Opinionshare 0 La Center resident Palmer Davis offers a perspective on the upcoming electionEditor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com I am reaching out to undecided voters in this 11th hour. Please consider this testimony before you give up and toss your ballot. You have more choice, and can make more impact, than you might think. Palmer Davis, La CenterPalmer Davis, La Center I didn’t vote in 2016. I was a Democrat, in fact, I had campaigned for Bernie (Sanders). I considered Hillary (Clinton) corrupt, and at the time, I didn’t understand the heated emotions surrounding (Donald) Trump. I felt that my choice was forced, and I saw no point in casting a vote. I am concerned about my fellow Washingtonians who may feel the same way today, particularly considering how heated, even violent, our national dialogue has become this year. How can you tell what is true, anymore? There’s no easy answer. If you watch the news, you are being lied to. To find the truth on any of these issues and candidates, you have to do your own research, and perhaps harder, be willing to admit you were wrong. I know because my entire life was turned upside down, in the years following the last election, as I confronted this for myself. Jesus said, “To those who knock, the door will be opened.” This spirit of a “desire to know” must guide one. The truth that I discovered was that most of my foundational values in terms of government and social policy were based on false assumptions and forced tolerance. By that I mean, I assumed Socialism was the future because I had been told it was. I felt forced to tolerate societal change that I did not, in fact, tolerate at all. Progressive ideology has become a moving goal post you must follow or risk being shamed as “intolerant.” In fact, morality (and sanity) requires the application of discernment: a recognition that some things are harmful, wrong, or untrue. Liberals these days are told not to apply discernment, or to think for oneself, but to simply accept, accept, accept, each new policy, each new idea, each new revolution. I do not personally advocate that all conservative politicians are more ethical, or that all conservative policies at this moment in time are “right.” I am merely advocating that for those of us in Washington state, we can clearly see the results of liberal ideology. We can see it in our governor’s corruption (research his contract with McKinsey, the corporate consulting firm that helped shape our shutdown policies), in the condition our beautiful Emerald City finds itself, and in the role the state is attempting to take in raising our children (research R-90). If you do not feel comfortable with this, if somewhere in your mind you are finding a resistance or hesitation to vote in support of these ideas, I am just begging you to reflect and research. There is still time. If the decision you felt you had to make is not resonating with you, you can still make a new decision. Your willingness to do so will open the door to personal discovery and growth. You will then feel ready to cast your vote, not just in this election, but in life. I can promise you, the work and the reflection will be worth it. See you on the other side.Palmer DavisLa CenterAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLa Centershare 0 Previous : Lane closures continue on Northeast Manley Road during culvert replacement Next : Letter: ‘Maia Espinoza has the qualifications, experience, and commitment to education improvements and options that all Washington state students deserve’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Singer, Williams collaborate on high-power 911 engine

first_img RELATED TAGS911PorscheCoupeClassic CarsClassic Cars & TrucksNew VehiclesAutomotive EnginesAutomotive TechnologyDr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AGHans MezgerPorsche 911Science and TechnologyTechnology We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › 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 Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 4.0L, air-cooled flat-six engine now makes 500 hp, more than double what the original engine produced when new in 1990. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Singer Vehicle Designs, the company famous for “reimagining” vintage Porsche 911s, is upping its game even further with a collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering to squeeze even more power out of the classic Porsche air-cooled engine.The tie-up has resulted in a modified, naturally aspirated, 4.0-litre air-cooled, flat-six with four-valves per cylinder and four camshafts, rated at an astounding 500 horsepower. The uprated powerplant will be installed into a Singer customer’s 1990 911 that is currently undergoing restoration. Getting more than twice the horsepower that was originally available in this vintage engine was due in no small part to Williams’ engine designer and engineer, Hans Mezger. The revised mill now has titanium connecting rods, dual oil circuits, carbon fibre injector trumpets and air box, a titanium exhaust system, a larger engine cooling fan and other changes to make the moving parts lighter, which results in a maximum rev range well past the original 9,000 rpm red line.  center_img Trending in Canada The client’s restored 911 should be ready next month, but this doesn’t mean the end of the benefits from the Singer/Williams collaboration; according to a press release, Singer will be offering a stand-alone restoration and modification services based on “light-weighting and dynamic gains” learned from Williams. Considering how beautiful Singer cars are already, this added bonus of high horsepower should make these restored 911s even more desirable. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Singer Vehicle Designs collaborated with Williams Advanced Engineering on the 4.0L engine. 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” advertisement See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Named Howard Hughes Medical Investigator

first_imgUniversity of Colorado at Boulder Associate Professor Kristi Anseth has been named an investigator by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, bringing the number of the prestigious appointments on the Boulder campus to four. Anseth is a faculty member in the chemical engineering department and the first engineer in the nation to be named a Hughes Investigator. Forty-eight new investigator appointments made in 2000 by the Chevy Chase, Md.,-based Hughes Institute brings the total number of Hughes investigators to 353 at 72 medical schools, universities and research institutes nationwide. Anseth and her research team have developed new techniques and materials that show promise for faster healing of severe bone fractures and the regeneration of cartilage in ailing joints. The process involves the use of ultraviolet light to create repeating chains of complex molecules called polymers into three-dimensional “scaffolds” that can be implanted into areas of bone or cartilage injury. Although the process has been used in fields like fiber optics, this is the first application of photopolymerization for medical bone and joint problems. Anseth joins chemistry and biochemistry Associate Professor Natalie Ahn, MCD biology Associate Professor Robert Boswell and MCD biology assistant Professor Min Han as HHMI investigators on the CU-Boulder campus. The other three Hughes investigators in Colorado are James Maller of the CU Health Sciences Center and John Kappler and Philippa Marrick of Denver’s National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine. HHMI spends between $500,000 and $1 million annually for each of its new investigators, including support to the host institutions for graduate training, library resources and other needs. Thomas Cech, a distinguished professor at CU, was an HHMI investigator from 1988 until January 2000, when he was named president of HHMI. “These new investigators are an incredibly talented group who have begun to make their mark on biomedical research,” said Cech. “We were looking for researchers who explore big questions and take risks – people with that special quality that leads to scientific breakthroughs and medical advances.” Hughes investigators conduct basic biomedical research in cell biology and regulation, genetics, immunology, neuroscience and structural biology. In recent years, Hughes investigators have made significant discoveries related to heart disease, cancer, AIDS, tuberculosis, obesity and many other medical problems. “The appointment of Professor Anseth as a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator underscores the growing national stature enjoyed by our faculty and university,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard Byyny. “We certainly are pleased that the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has recognized the challenging work of Professor Anseth and the other Hughes Investigators on campus.” The Institute is a medical research organization that enters into long-term research collaboration agreements with universities and other academic research organizations, where its investigators hold academic appointments. Under the research agreements, HHMI investigators and their teams, who are employees of HHMI, carry out research with considerable freedom and flexibility. The Institute’s endowment is about $13 billion and its total budget for the current fiscal year exceeds $600 million. In addition, HHMI will spend more than $105 million this year on its grants program, which focuses on science education, including $3.8 million to CU-Boulder since 1989 to enhance undergraduate and K-12 programs in biomedical education. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 8, 2000 last_img read more

Healthy Buffs: Your best summer yet

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 11, 2017 Summer brings plenty of opportunities to get outdoors, get some vitamin D and get active. Follow these tips to stay healthy so you can enjoy every minute of it.Outdoor exposureThree hundred days of sunshine combined with high altitudes make Colorado a pretty special place to be. Minimize the risks while still enjoying our especially great outdoors with these guidelines:Apply sunscreen of at least SPF 30 half an hour before heading outside. Reapply often to avoid sunburns.Wear protective clothing like sunglasses, hats and long-sleeved shirts when you’ll be out in the sun for a while.Know the signs of dehydration, and always, always, always be drinking water. If you’re taking a pet out on the trails with you, be sure you’re carrying enough water for them, too!Invest in mosquito and other bug repellants if you’ll be hiking, biking, camping or spending time in wooded areas.If you’ll be exercising outdoors, try to stay in the shade, or save it for the early mornings and evenings when temperatures are lower and the sun isn’t directly above you.BikingWith plenty of designated lanes and trails, Boulder is the perfect place to log some miles on your bike. Whether you’re commuting to work, heading to the farmer’s market or going up to NCAR, keep these tips in mind: You already know that helmets greatly reduce the risk of brain injury—so wear yours with pride.If you’ll be riding at night, invest in reflectors for your bike (and some reflective clothing).Know the laws and follow them: Ride with the flow of traffic, stay in your lane and use hand signals. It’s also illegal to ride with headphones in, so unplug before you pedal.When riding with friends, stay single-file to allow cars, pedestrians and other cyclists to also use the roads and paths.Bicycling is subject to the same DUI laws as driving in Colorado. So, if you’ve been drinking, it’s better to stay off the bike.CampingRocky Mountain National Park is right in our backyard, and there’s no better way to explore it than with a classic Colorado camping trip. Whether you’re staying local or heading out of town, here’s what we recommend:Speak with your primary care provider about any vaccinations you may want depending on where you’ll be camping.Check the rules and regulations of Rocky Mountain National Park before heading out.Avoid food poisoning: Pack food in tight, waterproof containers; keep your cooler insulated; sanitize your hands often; separate raw foods from cooked foods; and cook meats to the appropriate temperature (bring along a meat thermometer to be sure).Be smart about drinking water: Bring along your own bottled water, or research the water treatment method that works best for you. More information on doing so can be found on the CDC website.Keep a first-aid kit stocked and ready to go, and review your basic health skills before leaving (like how to identify poison ivy, what to do if you see a wild animal, how to disinfect a cut, and hands-only CPR).Get social with the buddy system: Have someone nearby looking out in case of an emergency and do the same for them, whether you’re hiking, kayaking, swimming or climbing.Have all the gear you need ready to go—and if you’re not ready to make the full investment, the Outdoor Program through the Rec Center rents out all kinds of gear to CU Boulder students!If you have any questions about summer health, make an appointment online with Wardenburg Health Services or by calling the Medical Clinic at 303-492-5432.The Healthy Buffs series is brought to you by Wardenburg Health Services. Visit us online at www.colorado.edu/health.center_img Categories:Healthy BuffsCampus Communitylast_img read more

Only 2 to 4 in 10,000 breakthrough infections: ICMR chief Balram Bhargava

first_img Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Only 2 to 4 in 10,000 breakthrough infections: ICMR chief Balram Bhargava Read Article Related Posts Percentage of Indians who test COVID-19 positive post vaccination negligible as per ICMR dataSharing health ministry data in a press meet, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) chief Balram Bhargava informed that there were only 2 to 4 in 10,000 breakthrough infections, i.e. COVID-19 infections post-inoculation, observed in India so far.He also clarified that these cases were mostly in frontline workers and healthcare workers where the exposure was higher due to the nature of their work.As per ICMR data, 0.02 per cent were positive after the first shot of Serum Institute of India’s COVISHIELD while 0.04 per cent were positive after Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN.Positive cases after the second shot from COVISHIELD were 0.03 per cent and 0.04 per cent after COVAXIN.Therefore, he stressed that it was important to vaccinate rather than postpone vaccination.The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed13 crore as of April 21 as  per health ministry data.Cumulatively, 13,01,19,310 vaccine doses have been administered through 19,01,413 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am April 21.Eight states account for 59.25 per cent of the total doses given so far in the country with the highest (9.95 per cent) being Maharashtra, followed by Rajasthan (8.8 per cent) and Uttar Pradesh (8.55 per cent)2,95,041 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.Ten states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan report 76.32 per cent of the new cases. The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story COVID-19 Updates News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Comments (0) COVID-19 breakthrough infectionsICMR By EH News Bureau on April 21, 2021 Add Commentlast_img read more