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first_imgBy Alex Lennane 26/04/2019 Chris Grayling, UK transport minister, is the gift that keeps on giving: quite literally. The latest news from the Brexit shitshow is that P&O Ferries has decided it also wants a government handout – because Eurotunnel got one. If you have followed this altogether daft story, you will recall that ‘Failing’ Grayling gave £100m-worth of contracts to Brittany Ferries, DFDS and, infamously, ferry-free Seaborne Freight, for ferry services between UK and the continent in the case of a no-deal Brexit. Despite the minister’s reported plea that “I did see ferries”, Seaborne had to pull out of the contract, owing to, in part at least, lack of ships. It then turned out that ‘Failing’ had, well, failed to put the contract out to tender as he should have done. So Eurotunnel sued saying it was unfair. The government settled out of court for £33m. Which, said Eurotunnel, it would invest in infrastructure. Now of course P&O is shouting ‘foul’. Why can’t it too have £33m of government cash to put into its services? Otherwise, the payout has put it at a “competitive disadvantage”.  It looks as if Mr Grayling won’t have much of a leg to stand on. Miraculously, however, he has so far retained his job, even though, as The Loadstar revealed earlier this month, additional no-deal Brexit ferries have already begun operating, despite the fact – at the time of writing – the UK has not crashed out without a deal, and is still a member of the EU. Nevertheless, 20 extra weekly sailings have begun, as contracted, according to Brittany Ferries. It’s payouts all round then, including for Failing “£141,000-a-year” Grayling.last_img read more

first_imgMONDAY MARCH 26Midlands Park Hotel Under-13 Football League Division 3 St Pauls V Spink 6.30pm in EmoThe Rock V Ballyroan Abbey 6.30pmO’Dempseys V Stradbally Parish Gaels 6.30pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-13 Football League Division 1Killeshin Crettyard V Kilcavan 6.30pm in KilleshinWEDNESDAY MARCH 28Midlands Park Hotel Under-15 Football League Division St Joseph’s V Rosenallis 6.30pmPortlaoise V Ballyroan Abbey 6.30pmPortarlington V St Pauls 6.30pmGraiguecullen V Na Fianna Og 6.30pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-15 Football League Division 2 Group ABallyfin V O’Dempseys 6.30pmClonaslee St Manmans V Mountmellick 6.30pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-15 Football League Division 2 Group BStradbally Parish Gaels V The Heath in Stradbally 6.30pmKilleshin Crettyard V Ballylinan in Killeshin 6.30pmPortlaoise B V Park Ratheniska Spink 6.30pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-15 Football League Division 3Camross V The Harps 6.30pmRathdowney Errill V Clough-Ballacolla in Errill 6.30pmTHURSDAY MARCH 29Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1A Round 2Rosenallis V St Fintan’s Mountrath at 6.45pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1 Round 1St Joseph’s V Portlaoise 8pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-15 Football League Division 3The Rock V Ballyroan Abbey at 6.30pmFRIDAY MARCH 30Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B Crettyard V Mountmellick in Mountmellick at 6.45pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2 Round 2Kilcavan V Clonaslee St Manmans 6.30pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B Round 1Killeshin V Emo 6.30pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2 Round 2Barrowhouse V Annanough 6.30pmPark Ratheniska V Ballyfin 6.30pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 3 Round 1Ballylinan V Ballyroan Abbey 6.30pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 4 Round 1Spink V The Harps 6.30pmLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1 Round 2Rathdowney Errill V Castletown 6.30pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-15 Hurling League Division 1Camross V Rathdowney Errill 6.30pmRosenallis V Portlaoise 6.30pmBorris in Ossory Kilcotton V Castletown Slieve Bloom 6.30pmClough-Ballacolla V The Harps 6.30pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-15 Hurling League Division 2 Round 1Na Fianna V St Pauls Portarlington 6.30pmRaheen Parish Gaels V Clonaslee St Manmans 6.30pmSt Fintan’s Mountrath V Ballinakill 6.30pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-13 Football League Division 3 Round 3Stradbally Parish Gaels V Portlaoise 6pmBallyroan Abbey V O’Dempseys 6pmSATURDAY MARCH 31Allianz Football League Division 4 FinalCroke Park TBC Laois v CarlowLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1 Round 2Clough-Ballacolla V Abbeyleix St Lazarians 6.30pmLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1A Round 2Rathdowney Errill V Ballinakill 6.30pmSUNDAY APRIL 1Ladies National Football League Division 2Laois v Tyrone 2pm TBCNational Camogie League Division 2Dublin v Laois TBCLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1 Round 2 (Senior Inter County Hurlers Available)The Harps V Portlaoise 2pmCamross V Borris in Ossory Kilcotton 2pmLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1A Round 2 (Senior Inter County Hurlers Available)Ballyfin V Clonaslee St Manmans 6.45pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2 Round 2Courtwood V O’Dempseys 2pmGraiguecullen V St Joseph’s 2pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 4 Round 1Crettyard V Arles/Kilcruise 2pmRosenallis V Emo 2pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-17 Hurling League Division 1 Round 1Ballinakill Gaels V Camross Na Fianna 6pm in RatheniskaMidlands Park Hotel Under-17 Hurling League Division 2 Round 1Clonaslee St Manmans V Portlaoise 12pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-17 Football League Division 1 Round 1Sarsfields V Emo Courtwood The Rock 12pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-13 Football League Division 1 Round 3Stradbally Parish Gaels V St Joseph’s 12pmSt Pauls V Ballyroan Abbey 12pmKilcavan V Portlaoise 12pmGraiguecullen V Portarlington 12pmBallylinan V Killeshin Crettyard 12pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-13 Football League Division 2 Group B Round 1Mountmellick V Na Fianna Og at 12pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-13 Football League Division 3 Round 3Spink V The Rock 12pmMONDAY APRIL 2Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 2 Round 2Mountmellick V The Harps 2pmCastletown V Slieve Bloom 2pmTrumera V Clough-Ballacolla 2pmBorris in Ossory Kilcotton V Shanahoe 2pmLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 2 Round 1Clough-Ballacolla V Castletown 2pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B Round 1Rosenallis V Arles/Killeen 4pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-17 Football League Division 1 Round 2 (Minor Inter County Players Available)Portarlington V Killeshin Crettyard 2pmThe Heath V Portlaoise 2pmEmo Courtwood The Rock V St Joseph’s 2pmBallyroan Abbey V Sarsfields 2pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-17 Football League Division 2 Group A Rd 2 (Minor Inter County Players Available)Ballylinan V O’Dempseys 2pmGraiguecullen V Na Fianna Og 2pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-17 Football League Division 2 Group B Rd 2 (Minor Inter County Players Available)Clonaslee St Manmans V Rosenallis 2pmThe Harps V Spink 2pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-13 Hurling League Division 1 Round 2Castletown Slieve Bloom V Camross 4pmClough-Ballacolla V Portlaoise 4pmThe Harps V Rathdowney Errill 4pmBorris in Ossory Kilcotton V Abbeyleix St Lazarians 4pmMidlands Park Hotel Under-13 Hurling League Division 2 Round 2Ballinakill V Raheen Parish Gaels 4pmRosenallis V Clonaslee St Manmans 4pmSt Pauls Portarlington V Na Fianna 4pmPark Ratheniska-Timahoe V St Fintan’s Mountrath 4pmSEE ALSO – Tributes paid to young Portarlington woman following sad passing Previous articleTributes paid to young Portarlington woman following sad passingNext articleLaois footballers trip to Croke Park confirmed 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. Community Facebook Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining WhatsApp Pinterest TAGSLaois GAA Fixtures Council By Alan Hartnett – 26th March 2018 Pinterestcenter_img Twitter The Laois senior footballers are set to take on Carlow once again this weekend in the Division 4 football final.John Sugrue’s men qualified for it by narrowly beating their neighbours yesterday.While the GAA have not confirmed the time yet, we know that it will take place on Saturday in Croke Park.And ahead of that, games have been rearranged to accommodate supporters who wish to travel.County Board Secretary Niall Handy said: “As previously notified all Football Fixtures for next Saturday have been rescheduled for Friday, Sunday or Monday next weekend.“This is to accommodate supporters wishing to attend Allianz Football League 4 Final on Saturday.”There are now two games due to take place on Saturday.See all the fixtures below: Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Home GAA Camogie Changes to Laois GAA fixtures ahead of National Football League final GAACamogieSportGaelic Football WhatsApp Rugby Changes to Laois GAA fixtures ahead of National Football League finallast_img read more

first_img Agents from North Korea reportedly tried touse South Korean drug criminals roughly five years ago in a plot to assassinatea former Workers’ Party Secretary who defected to the South.On May 17th, Seoul’s Central District Prosecutors’ Officeannounced the arrest and indictment of three South Korean individuals,identified by their surnames Kim, Hwang, and Bang, for allegedly manufacturingand trading narcotics in the North– a breach of the South’sNational Security Law among others.The prosecutors’ office added theseindividuals had collaborated with a group of North Korean spies to orchestratethe killing of late Hwang Jang Yop, the highest-ranking defector to this date,and other anti-Pyongyang figures. The group is said to have received funds fromPyongyang’s agents, amounting to roughly 40,000 USD in 2009 for about a year,as expenditure to carry out the assassination.The plot never came to fruition as Hwang died of natural causes in October of 2010. Prosecutors are planning on expanding their scopeof investigation to determine whether there were other members involved.The three are also suspected of handingover military information from 2009 to 2013 to the North’s agents. 62-year-oldKim allegedly provided information on where gas storage tanks and combined heatand power plants are located and gave a North Korean agent a 2013 arms almanacfrom the South. Another member, Hwang, was revealed to have traveled in and outof North Korea via China in 2004 in order to kill a German human rightsactivist.North Korea smuggled Kim and other membersinto the country roughly around the years of 1998 to 2000 so they could usetheir skills of manufacturing methamphetamine. The group produced roughly 70kgof meth in the North after buying in South Korea and China a cooling system andother goods required to produce the drug and smuggling them into the North. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 3 arrested in Hwang Jang Yop assassination plot By Daily NK – 2015.05.19 10:21am Facebook Twitter News News News center_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China last_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Discussions with a private investor are well advanced for the expansion of the Ocho Rios Pier, Minister of State in the Ministry of Mining and Telecommunications, Laurence Broderick, has announced.He said that this will be a major boost for non-metallic mineral mining, including limestone mining, in Jamaica.Mr. Broderick was speaking at a public discussion on Energy Management and the Minerals Industry, at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s(PCJ) auditorium, Kingston, as part of islandwide activities to commemorate National Minerals Week.Senior Director of Policy and Planning in the Ministry, Oral Rainford, in an interview with JIS News, confirmed that additional facilities at the port would support minerals export and rural development in neighbouring districts in St Ann, as well as the parishes of St. Mary and Portland.“As a multi-use port” he said, “there would be sections for tourism, export of sugar and other activities.”He said that single use of the facility amounted to under-utilization, and stymied the potential of the minerals sector to contribute to rural development and foreign income earning for Jamaica.The Ocho Rios port, he said, also has a conveyor belt system which, if restored, could move an additional three million tonnes of limestone per annum, which could not be transported efficiently by road, as fuel costs and safety factors would be major constraints.Mr. Rainford said that Lydford Mining, one of Jamaica’s most successful mining and minerals export operations, was currently considering investing in the restoration of the conveyor belt system for the shipment of limestone. Advertisements RelatedExpansion of Ocho Rios Pier Will Aid Exports and Rural Development RelatedExpansion of Ocho Rios Pier Will Aid Exports and Rural Developmentcenter_img Expansion of Ocho Rios Pier Will Aid Exports and Rural Development CommerceFebruary 20, 2009 RelatedExpansion of Ocho Rios Pier Will Aid Exports and Rural Developmentlast_img read more

first_imgASIC extends temporary financial advice relief measure in COVID-19 instrument ASIC has today announced that it will extend one of three temporary relief measures designed to help the financial advice industry provide consumers with affordable and timely advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.The original relief measures were announced on 14 April 2020 and are set out in ASIC Corporations (COVID-19-Advice-related Relief) Instrument 2020/355 (refer: 20-085MR). Instrument 2020/355 expires today.ASIC will extend the relief measure that allows financial advisers to provide a record of advice rather than a statement of advice to existing clients requiring financial advice due to the impact of the pandemic.ASIC decided to extend the relief measure after consulting with industry and identifying that some financial advice practices have found this measure helpful.The other two measures set out in ASIC Corporations (COVID-19-Advice-related Relief) Instrument 2020/355 will not be extended. This is because the ‘early release of superannuation measure’ is no longer needed because the Government’s Early Release of Superannuation Scheme concluded on 31 December 2020. The ‘urgent advice measure’ was not extended following industry feedback that the relief was no longer necessary.The record of advice relief measure has been extended to 15 October 2021 and is set out in a new legislative instrument ASIC Corporations (COVID-19-Advice-related Relief) Instrument 2021/268. ASIC will continue to monitor the appropriateness of the temporary relief related to records of advice in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the demand for financial advice. If appropriate, ASIC will end the relief before the six-month period or extend it. ASIC will give sufficient notice to industry before any early repeal or extension is implemented. /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:ASIC, Australia, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, covid-19, Government, Impact, industry, pandemic, repeal, superannuationlast_img read more

first_img Published: Aug. 5, 2010 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:Science & TechnologyNews Headlinescenter_img CU System news releaseDENVER—University of Colorado faculty researchers on four campuses secured more than $847 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2009-10 to advance scientific work in laboratories and in the field, remaining highly competitive among peers despite the economic downturn.According to preliminary numbers, the university’s sponsored research funding for 2009-10 dwarfs the record $711 million CU researchers drew in fiscal year 2008-09. However, one-time federal stimulus dollars allocated through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or ARRA, boosted the total received in the 2009-10 fiscal year.To date, CU researchers have won nearly $162 million in stimulus grants to support work in virtually every field—from cancer research to renewable energy. Federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NASA provided a much-needed infusion of ARRA-funded research grants, but these dollars will disappear when the stimulus act sunsets at the end of fiscal year 2010-11. Because many research projects in this reporting period received ARRA dollars intertwined with traditional funding sources, it is difficult to break out stimulus dollars by fiscal year.Sponsored research funding is targeted for specific scientific projects, and universities cannot divert these dollars to fund non-research related expenses such as utilities, administrative salaries, student financial aid and grounds maintenance. Research dollars help pay for research-related capital improvements, scientific equipment, travel and salaries for research and support staff. Local, state and federal agencies provide these critically needed funds, which support researchers and serve as a barometer of academic and research prestige.”Our faculty attracts research funding that advances important scientific work and has a significant multiplier effect on the Colorado economy through new jobs and business startups,” said CU President Bruce D. Benson. “This type of support also shows how CU is expanding human knowledge, propelling innovation and providing health-care solutions right here in Colorado.”Here is how CU campuses fared with sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2009-10 (totals include ARRA funding):• CU-Boulder researchers received more than $454 million in sponsored research funding. ARRA grants received by the campus included a $15 million award to help complete the construction of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, and a $26 million NASA award for a satellite project that will monitor global climate change.• UC Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus researchers received almost $385 million in combined sponsored research funding. Significant ARRA grants included a $2.6 million NIH award to the College of Nursing to expand the state’s health care information technology work force, and a $13,000 NIH award to fund dental students working with American Indians in Colorado.• UCCS researchers received more than $8 million in sponsored research funding. Important ARRA-funded projects included the $415,000 NSF grant won by an engineering professor to develop high-performance batteries for hybrid vehicles, and a $314,000 grant won by a psychology professor to support geriatrics research.Of the more than $847 million in sponsored research funding received in fiscal year 2009-10, more than $648 million was from federal sources and more than $199 million was from nonfederal sources.Included with the ARRA funding CU researchers received were 17 NIH “challenge grants” to advance high-priority investigative research in clinical care, stem cells, genomics, health care disparities and regenerative medicine. CU researchers are involved in several large biomedical initiatives that stand to have a large economic impact on Colorado, including the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building at CU-Boulder, a stepped-up stem cell research effort at Anschutz Medical Campus, and partnerships between UCCS and other universities.Other granting agencies included the U.S. Department of Commerce; Veterans Affairs; the U.S. Department of Defense; the U.S. Energy Department; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and the U.S. Department of Education.Read more about CU and ARRA at http://www.cu.edu/stimulus.The University of Colorado is a premier public research university with four campuses: the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. More than 56,000 students are pursuing academic degrees at CU. The National Science Foundation ranks CU eighth among public institutions in federal research expenditures in engineering and science. Academic prestige is marked by the university’s four Nobel laureates, seven MacArthur “genius” Fellows, 18 alumni astronauts and 19 Rhodes Scholars. For more information about the entire CU system, and to access campus resources, go to www.cu.edu.last_img read more

first_img Previous articleVintage Wine Estates Acquires Tamarack CellarsNext articleRay Johnson: “Making Great Wine Is Not Enough” Press Release Advertisement2018 Board Announcements and Vinexpo Explorer Highlight Annual EventSANTA ROSA (January 15, 2018) – The Sonoma County Vintners Annual Meeting took place on January 11, 2018. Outgoing Executive Director Jean Arnold Sessions shared opening remarks, and Interim Executive Director Michael Haney covered a range of topics including 2017 highlights and what’s to come in 2018. A new board president was announced along with two new members of the board. Focused on looking to the future, Annual Meeting speakers, included: Guillaume Deglise, Vinexpo Explorer; Honore Comfort, The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University; and Karin Demarest, Community Foundation Sonoma County.Russell Joy (Patz & Hall) is incoming president of the board of directors, and Mark Malpiede (Williams Selyem Winery) will serve as vice president. Two new additions to the board include: Mike Martini (Taft Street Winery) and Richard Idell (Idell Family Vineyards & The Idell Firm, A.P.C.), who fills a community seat. Former president, Caroline Shaw (Jackson Family Wines), will transition to board president of the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation.“I am excited and look forward to partnering with the Sonoma County Vintners leadership team to continue establishing Sonoma County as a world-class wine region,” said Joy. “A key focus in 2018 will be to bring visitors to Sonoma County. We are proud to announce and host the second chapter of Vinexpo Explorer in Sonoma County.”Sonoma County is the host wine region for Vinexpo Explorer in 2018. Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Deglise explained how Vinexpo Explorer, Vinexpo’s touring event, would shine a spotlight on the region and provide Sonoma County Vintners’members the opportunity to engage with up to 100 key trade from across the globe in targeted business meetings, networking time and memorable experiences.Honore Comfort, Wine Business Executive in Residence, provided an overview of the offerings at the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University and announced the May 29, 2018 opening date for the Wine Spectator Learning Center. In addition, she spoke about the Institute’s Economic Impact Report, a fact-based report examining the impact of the October wildfires to the North Coast wine industry, which is scheduled to be published in March 2018.Karin Demarest, Vice President for Programs, gave an update on the Sonoma County Resilience Fund, which has raised $10 million to date. The fund was established by the Community Foundation Sonoma County to address mid- to long term recovery to local Sonoma County communities post North Bay wildfires.The event included a reception and a meet and greet with Affiliate Members of the Sonoma County Vintners. Affiliate Members are businesses who have the opportunity to provide services and goods to vintner members.A copy of the Annual Report can be found online at http://bit.ly/2DqNjrr.About Sonoma County VintnersSonoma County Vintners (SCV) is the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, dedicated to raising awareness of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier wine regions, noted for its heritage of artisan winemaking, distinct growing regions, and extraordinary quality. Founded in 1944, SCV represents more than 200 wineries and affiliated businesses throughout the county. Learn more about SCV at www.SonomaWine.com.Advertisement Facebook Email Share Twitter Linkedin TAGSSonoma County Vintners ReddIt Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Sonoma County Vintners Annual Meeting Looks to the FutureIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessSonoma County Vintners Annual Meeting Looks to the FutureBy Press Release – January 15, 2018 57 0 last_img read more

first_img Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” By EH News Bureau on July 25, 2016 News Read Articlecenter_img Related Posts Health ministry inaugurates international workshop on Health Technology Assessment Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Government is committed to reducing out of pocket expenses on healthcare: Anupriya PatelFaggan Singh Kulaste and Anupriya Patel, Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare, recently inaugurated a three-day international workshop on ‘Health Technology Assessment’ (HTA) in New Delhi. The three-day workshop is being jointly organised by the Department of Health Research (DHR), ICMR, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)-UK and Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HiTAP)-Thailand.Kulaste stated that Health Technology Assessment is very essential and needed for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and goals set under the Five Years Plans of the Government. He also added that this will aid in fulfilling commitment of the Government and will help in bringing people of the country under the Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The Minister stressed on the need to develop high quality delivery health systems for the development of the country. He said that HTA will guide us towards strengthening the healthcare systems further. Kulaste said that the Ministry is keen to learn from the experiences of the UK and Thailand in order to deliver affordable healthcare to all citizens.Patel said that UHC is the need of the hour for India and HTA can be a potent solution for this. The government is very keen and has already started a journey towards achieving this. She further added that there is a need to increase health spending in order to reduce the out of pocket spending of the common masses in the country which is presently very high and most of it goes for buying medicines. This is a serious concern for the Government and it is committed towards HTA that will address this. She also said that HTA will help to shift towards an evidence-based policy making. She added that the insights and valuable experiences of NICE (UK) and HiTAP (Thailand) will help to frame an effective UHC.Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, Department of Health Research noted that HTA is needed to take forward the SDGs. She stated that HTA will provide a roadmap to set the priorities within the country for promotive, preventive and curative services in healthcare. HTA is essential for making universal health coverage sustainable and effective, he added. Dr Swaminathan said that HTA will provide a transparent, consultative process of decision making that is based on evidences and provides inputs to policymakers for providing universal health services that are affordable, appropriate and effective.BP Sharma, Secretary, HFW, mentioned that HTA will go a long way in formulating health plans at affordable prices. Sharma added that HTA has been a game changer since the last decade and has resulted in significantly reducing morbidity and mortality in several countries that have adopted it. He further added that HTA will help to resolve questions of cost effectiveness and will bring down the out of pocket expenditure through evidence-based technology and health practices.The workshop will have international delegates from Thailand’s Health Intervention Technology Assessment Programme, The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) International of UK, University of York in UK and the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia.EH News Bureau Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

first_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By EH News Bureau on April 27, 2020 News Add Comment COVID-19Jubilant Bhartia GroupJubilant FoodworksJubilant Life SciencesPM CARES Fund Jubilant Foodworks, Jubilant Life Sciences contributed Rs 5 crore each to the fundJubilant Bhartia Group, in a press statement, said that it has contributed Rs 10 crore to PM Cares fund to support Government of India’s initiatives in mitigating the COVID-19 crisis.Two group companies: Jubilant Foodworks (Master franchise of Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts) and Jubilant Life Sciences (Pharmaceuticals and life sciences company) contributed Rs 5 crore each to the fund. The contribution of Jubilant Life Sciences, along with all its subsidiaries, includes one day gross salary of its 5300 employees. The Jubilant Bhartia Group (JBF) companies are committed to support the Government, both central and states, in controlling the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spirit of the Group’s promise of caring, sharing, growing. JBF has taken several measures at the grassroots level in the areas of health and safety, food and ration distribution, sanitisation, communication, medical and medicine, distribution of PPEs and support to the administration across various locations.JBF is distributing sanitiser manufactured by Jubilant Life Sciences within the community, to healthcare workers and the Government at both central and state level. Food and medicine distribution (ready to eat food packets and dry ration) is also being undertaken to the vulnerable community members like migrant labourers, pregnant women, senior citizens, children at various places in the country. JBF is facilitating the stitching of reusable cotton masks at various sites in the country through self help groups (SHGs). These masks are washable and reusable and the Foundation has been providing the raw material for them.Additionally, Jubilant FoodWorks has been providing PPE kits and food distribution for the impacted citizens and Police staff. It has also leveraged its Domino’s delivery team and supply chain network for distribution of essential commodities like flour, milk etc. to help citizens get their daily needs in the safety of their homes. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Share Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Jubilant Bhartia Group contributes Rs 10 crore to PM Cares fund to combat COVID-19 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

first_imgRelatedSamuda Opens Sectoral Debate Tuesday, May 11 RelatedSamuda Opens Sectoral Debate Tuesday, May 11 RelatedSamuda Opens Sectoral Debate Tuesday, May 11 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Industry, Investment and Commerce, issues crucial to Jamaica’s economic recovery and the Government’s growth targets, will be highlighted when portfolio Minister, Hon Karl Samuda, opens the 2010/11 Sectoral Debate at Gordon House on Tuesday afternoon (May 11).The Sectoral Debate is considered the most important annual exercise in the House of Representatives, after the Ceremonial Opening and the Budget Debate.It will involve approximately 50 MPs, including Ministers who did not participate in the Budget Debate, junior ministers, backbenchers and Opposition members, will have an opportunity to outline programmes, address constituency issues or critique the Government’s performance over the last financial year.The Sectoral Debate is scheduled to end on July 20, but closure will depend on whether Members meet their timelines. In an effort to meet the July 20 deadline, the debate will continue over two days each week – Tuesdays and Wednesdays – with two to three speakers scheduled to speak each day.Ministers scheduled to speak are: Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, on Wednesday, May 12; Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, Tuesday, June 1; Minister responsible for Information, Telecommunications and Special projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, Wednesday, June 2; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Dr. Kenneth Baugh, Tuesday, June 8; Minister of Energy and Mining, Hon. James Robertson, Wednesday, June 9; Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Mike Henry, Tuesday,June 15; Minister of Education/Leader of the House, Hon. Andrew Holness, Tuesday, June 22; Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, Wednesday, June 23; Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon Olivia Grange, Tuesday, June 29; Minister of Health, Hon Rudyard Spencer, Tuesday, July 13. Mr. Samuda will close the debate.center_img Samuda Opens Sectoral Debate Tuesday, May 11 ParliamentMay 10, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more