BT’s broadband growth slows as market heats up

first_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoYahoo! SearchResearch Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! SearchUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndoInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndo whatsapp BROADBAND customer growth helped boost BT’s profits 13 per cent in the second quarter as the former state monopoly’s free BT Sport offering continued to win customers for the FTSE 100-listed firm.Despite the growth, BT said it added just 88,000 new retail broadband customers in the quarter, 48 per cent of the net new additions to the UK market, down from previous levels of growth.“Our share was lower than in recent quarters due to strong promotional activity in the market,” said BT in its result statement yesterday.The numbers led some invest­ors to sell down stakes in the firm, pushing shares 2.02 per cent lower during trading yesterday to 367.90p.“Our consumer business continues to perform well thanks to the impact of BT Sport where Premier League audiences are up around 45 per cent on average. Fibre is also driving growth with one in three of our retail broadband customers enjoying super-fast speeds,” said BT boss Gavin Patterson.The group’s consumer business revenue grew by seven per cent to £1.05bn, with customers paying more on average as one in three broadband customers took the faster fibre product, pushing earnings from the division up 42 per cent to £225m.Total profit for the quarter to 30 September reached £563m, while overall revenue fell two per cent to £4.38bn, dragged down by BT’s wholesale and global services divisions, but in line with expectations. BT’s broadband growth slows as market heats up Oliver Smith Read This NextTig Notaro Never Looks Right in ‘Army of the Dead’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe WrapRalph Macchio on the Secret to Making Badass ’80s Fight Scenes in 2021The Wrap’iCarly’: Nathan Kress on Preserving Integrity of Original Show, PromisesThe WrapHappy Juneteenth: 10 Movies to Stream That Celebrate Black JoyThe WrapHow Renee Elise Goldsberry Embraced Her Inner Diva for ‘Girls5Eva’The Wrap’The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Takes No. 1 at Box Office From ‘Quiet PlaceThe WrapBill Maher Pokes Fun at Joe Manchin: He’s a ‘Democrat Except on Matters ofThe Wrap whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Thursday 30 October 2014 8:46 pm Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Appeals court upholds CRISPR patents awarded to the Broad Institute

first_img @sxbegle About the Author Reprints Sharon Begley Biotech A federal appeals court on Monday struck another blow against the University of California’s hopes of invalidating key CRISPR patents held by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, ruling unanimously that a U.S. patent board correctly concluded that the Broad’s patents did not “interfere” with those that UC had applied for.Barring an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is highly unlikely to accept the case, or a request for the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to consider the case, the long and bitter legal saga is largely over, at least in the U.S. (The fight over CRISPR patents in Europe continues.) Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED What is it? GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. By Sharon Begley Sept. 10, 2018 Reprints [email protected] Appeals court upholds CRISPR patents awarded to the Broad Institute STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery. What’s included? Log In | Learn More Tags biotechnologyCRISPRgeneticslegallast_img read more

Price Measures Useless without Supply

first_img Facebook Twitter News AvatarNamgung Min SHARE South Korea’s Ministry of Unification has again reiterated that due to the failure of the currency redenomination, the North Korean authorities’ efforts to introduce more food and resume markets will face limitations unless they find a way to expand supplies.The Ministry’s report, “The Current North Korean Situation and Issues in Inter-Korean Relations,” submitted to the Diplomacy, Commerce and Unification Committee of the National Assembly, notes that current market prices and exchange rates have been tending downwards since the authorities got more food onto the market and strengthened price regulations in order to try and mitigate the side effects of the currency redenomination.”However, the report asserts, “For as long as supply capacity is not expanding, price regulations and other measures will be restricted. Therefore, North Korea may choose in the future to focus on attracting foreign investment from and economic cooperation with foreign countries.” As of now, mid-April, rice in North Korean markets is around 500-600 won per kilogram, which is a drastic drop compared to the price in mid-March. The dollar exchange rate is 600-700 won, dropping from more than 2,000 won in mid-March. The report also addresses North Korean propaganda targeting South Korea: denouncements of President Lee Myung Bak by name, which had been suspended since August last year, restarted on March 12 when President Lee’s commemorative speech at a ceremony marking Korean Independence Movement Day was heavily criticized, while the North continues to criticize South Korean high officials of all types. Regarding foreign relations, the report says North Korea has recently been attempting to highlight issues related to the U.S. in several cases, notably the North Korean Panmunjom Mission’s suggestion that U.S. soldiers’ remains in North Korean territory be recovered, the trial of an American citizen, Aijalon Mahli Gomes, and the North Korean Foreign Ministry statement about the Nuclear Posture Review and so on. Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News News News Price Measures Useless without Supply By Namgung Min – 2010.04.13 2:44pm There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest last_img read more

Returned Fishing Crew Cry Foul

first_img Three crew members of a North Korean fishing boat sent back last week by the South Korean navy after drifting over the Northern Limit Line (NLL) haveclaimed they were forcibly seized, assaulted and coerced into defecting. During a press conference at the People’s Palace of Cultureover the weekend, the fishermen claimed they were subject to brutal treatmentby navy personnel who “brandished iron rods, violently trampledover the captain and chief engineer with their shoes on, pushed down on theirnecks, and folded their limbs so they were unable to move.” The three further alleged their captors had tried to coaxthem into defecting, an act “disgraceful to the image of our Republic.”South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed the decisionwas made to board the vessel out of concern for the welfare of the crew inworsening weather conditions, an explanation the North has since deemed “absurd sophistry.”The crew were held for around six hours after being discovered in waters near South Korea’s Baekryong Island on the 27th.Subsequent news coverage of the incident in North Korea’s media is likely to be a move aimed at bolstering internal solidarity, experts believe. It may also be read as part of the regime’s strategy to shake the resolve of the Park Geun Hye administration, Yoo Dong Yeol of the Freedom andDemocracy Institute told Daily NK.“[The regime] is effectively utilizing this incident and instillinghostility toward the South by telling the North Korean people a fishing vessel wasseized for no reason.  They areunleashing propaganda that South Korea is entirely to blame with the intention of restarting their slander offensive,” he said.A former high-ranking North Korean now residing in the South added,“The crew were released after a short six hours, so the fact that they held apress conference and even got their military to comment makes it clear there isa political motivation.”“They are now trying to up the pressure because theirstrategy to extract economic aid by improving relations with the South,including calls to cease mutual slander, was not received as well as they wouldhave liked,” he further assessed. Moreover, he surmised, “North Korea has failed to obtainwhat they want despite attempting to threaten the South by firing missiles.  In future they are likely to initiateprovocations while pointing out that Park Geun Hye’s recent calls for a denuclearizedNorth Korea are unacceptable.” News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News center_img News By Daily NK – 2014.03.31 9:32am There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest SHARE Returned Fishing Crew Cry Foul North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Fast track for public services new planning reforms to speed up delivery of schools and hospitals

first_imgFast track for public services new planning reforms to speed up delivery of schools and hospitals New schools and hospitals to be delivered quicker through a faster, simpler planning processNew, simpler process for business premises to become new homes to boost town centres through brownfield developmentThe measures build on last week’s Spending Review, confirming nearly £20 billion of investment in new housing and a £4 billion Levelling Up Fund to boost local economiesUnprecedented reforms to speed up the delivery of schools, colleges, hospitals and other NHS buildings have been announced by Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP today (3 December 2020).A new fast track for public service buildings including schools, colleges, universities, prisons and hospitals will be delivered more quickly through the planning system with a faster, more streamlined planning process.Currently, these buildings can have small extensions without the need for a full planning application. Today’s proposals help to deliver more classrooms and hospital space by enabling them to extend further, faster.Where a full planning application remains required, such as to build entirely new schools and hospitals, the process will be streamlined to speed up local decision making so that work can continue at pace to deliver public services for the community.Councils will need to make decisions on these important buildings as a priority and have a legal duty to decide major public service development applications within 10 weeks. Currently, some planning applications are left for many months without a decision.Proposals will also help tackle the housing shortage by enabling commercial premises to be converted into new homes while giving high streets a new lease of life – removing eyesores and transforming unused and derelict buildings, while making the most of our brownfield land.Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:The new fast track for public services makes it simpler and quicker to deliver the schools and hospitals we promised to build in our manifesto. We expect these vital buildings to be approved in weeks, not months and are reforming the planning system so it works for the NHS, our schools and other vital public services.Like the rest of the planning reforms, these changes will also help to protect and create thousands of jobs in the construction industry.The new homes will be delivered through a fast track planning process instead of a full planning application. These homes will still be subject to high standards, which have been raised in recent months to ensure they provide for adequate natural light and meet space standards.The right to be converted to homes does not apply to certain buildings including pubs, theatres and live music venues, recognising the important role they play in communities and their contribution to local heritage.Investing in new housing is key to delivering more affordable, secure and green homes for families across England and in driving the growth and regeneration of local areas. Official figures show that last year more than 243,000 new homes were delivered in England – the highest number since 1987.Last week, the Spending Review confirmed nearly £20 billion of investment in new homes to help us go even further. This includes a National Home Building Fund investing £7.1 billion over 4 years alongside more than £12 billion being invested in affordable housing.The Spending Review also included a new £4 billion Levelling Up Fund. This will invest in local infrastructure that has a visible impact on people and their communities and will support economic recovery.Last August, the government published Planning for the future – its longer-term plans to overhaul England’s outdated planning system to deliver the high-quality, sustainable homes communities need. The government is currently analysing the consultation responses and will respond in due course. /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:affordable housing, building, business, community, future, Government, hospital, housing, Impact, industry, infrastructure, Investment, planning, Secretary, spending, sustainable, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Appointments – Board of Taxation – part-time members

first_imgAppointments – Board of Taxation – part-time members Australian TreasuryThe Morrison Government has appointed Mrs Tanya Titman and Mr Ian Kellock as part-time members of the Board of Taxation (the Board) for a three-year period from 12 May 2021.The Board is a non-statutory advisory body charged with improving the design of taxation laws and their operation by bringing together business and broader community perspectives.Mrs Titman is a Partner at BDO and the Head of Strategic Innovation. She has 25 years’ experience in working with SMEs in areas such as strategic planning and management accounting. Mrs Titman founded her own small business and is the creator of BDO’s Startups Program and Business Growth Program for SMEs. Mrs Titman is a fellow of CPA Australia.Mr Kellock is a tax Partner at Ashurst, specialising in corporate and international tax and focused on taxation of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructures, financing and other major transactions. Mr Kellock has over 20 years’ experience in taxation and is a Chartered Accountant.The Government thanks Dr Mark Pizzacalla and Mr Craig Yaxley for their contribution to the Board’s work over the past six years. /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:Ashurst, AusPol, Australia, Australian Treasury, business, community, corporate, CPA Australia, Government, innovation, Morrison, Morrison Government, operation, Small Business, taxlast_img read more

Mystery Shoppers Visit Beaulieu Vineyard

first_imgHome Wine Business Editorial V Files Mystery Shoppers Visit Beaulieu VineyardWine Business EditorialV FilesMystery Shoppers Visit Beaulieu VineyardBy V Files™ – January 17, 2018 79 0 Facebook The V Files™ by Virtual VinesTHE V FILES™ is a monthly publication (subscribe for free) which offers an assessment and rating of wineries DTC performance in relation to overall guest experience and staff proficiency. Wineries are chosen at random by Mystery Shoppers and are evaluated using a scorecard approach leveraging DTC best practices. The ratings are based on how well each winery delivers a memorable guest experience and staff’s ability to sell, covert and connect with customers.The Rating System is based on performance in the following categories:Inspirational StoryConnection w/ HostSales AcumenWine Club ConversionCollecting Customer InfoVirtual Vines DTC Sales and Marketing Consulting Services help integrate DTC best practices to help wineries build brand awareness, increase sales and grow customer loyalty. For more information please contact us: www.virtual-vines.com, 707-927-3574Advertisement TAGSbeaulieu vineyardDTCfeaturedMystery ShoppingV Files ReddIt Share Twittercenter_img Previous articleAfternoon Brief, January 16Next articleReviewing Your Customer Service V Files™ Pinterest Advertisement Beaulieu Vineyard was named by Fernande LaTour when she and her husband George purchased 4 acres of Ranch property in Rutherford in early 1900. Translated, it means “beautiful place.” George LaTour arrived with a vision to make Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that would rival his native France. Over the years he not only built Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) to be one of America’s most collected wines but his knowledge of phylloxera and decision to import rootstock resistant to the pest also secured his stature in history as one of Napa Valley’s early pioneers.LaTour was not only a visionary, but also a savvy businessman. During the years of prohibition when most wineries went out of business, BV obtained a contract to supply sacramental wine to churches nationwide. By the time prohibition was repealed in 1933, BV had grown its business fourfold. He also hired famed winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, whose highly trained palate and enology expertise led to his nickname “The Maestro,” of which BV’s private label is aptly named.BV’s Visitor center and tasting rooms are located on Rutherford Road and share a parking lot with the Rutherford Grill. The main (open to walk in public) tasting room and private club member tasting room are situated in one building right off the street, and the “Reserve Tasting Room” is located 25 steps across the parking lot, nestled behind the barrel storage building. Upon entering the main building, visitors are greeted by a host who explains the options for tastings. They include a Welcome tasting ($25) which consists of limited production “Maestro” wines (only available at the winery) and the Reserve tasting ($40) which includes wines from the Reserve Collection, including Georges LaTour’s 97 point Cabernet. There is also a Heritage Tour and Library Tasting ($65) by appointment only. For walk in visitors, hosts can be flexible as far as wine selections and are gracious to accommodate preferences once they become familiar with their guests’ palates. The staff seem well trained on the wine selections and are knowledgeable, even passionate in their disclosures about the rich history of the winery. Our hosts were never remiss in making mutual introductions but as a rule, kept engagements at a professional level. The presentations were very thorough and included succinct collateral consistently referenced, including tasting notes, price lists, wine club details and contact information cards.While one can experience both the Welcome and Reserve Tasting options from the main tasting facility, we may encourage one to request the Reserve Tasting room for the Reserve Experiences. The walk-in main room experiences were never rushed, however, based on the standing at the bar venue and volume of visitor traffic, one did not feel inclined to linger. The Reserve Room is designed for a more intimate experience with seating at the tasting bar and among sitting areas situated throughout. If one is looking to sit back, relax and make a personal connection, this is the option to choose.On the whole, BV offers guests some of Napa Valley’s most regaled wines presented knowledgeably and professionally. A guest will not only taste some of Napa’s legacy Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals; they will learn to appreciate some of Napa’s rich history.We are pleased to report BV hosts hit the mark in all of our scoring categories, however, we deducted ½ point based on the inconsistent venue in the main tasting room. We found the intimacy of the experience and the opportunity to connect with the host can change significantly based on the traffic volume.Overall, rich with history and unceasing credentials as one of the most collected American wines, BV maintains its solid reputation as a fixture on Napa Valley wine tasting itineraries.Beaulieu Vineyard1960 St. Helena HwyRutherford, CA 94573www.bvwines.comWHAT THEY DID WELL:Precision hospitality operations; well trained staff, walk-ins welcomedDTC BEST PRACTICES EXAMPLES:Storytelling:Knowledgeable staff; winery history prevalent in tasting collateralSales Acumen & Wine Club:Keen Knowledge of productsConnecting with guests through flexible offerings and individual palate preferenceWine list and pricing prominent throughout tastingWine Club program included in folder /presented at closeCollecting Customer InformationContact information/ business cards requested at close Linkedin Emaillast_img read more

Punjab extends time limit for health workers to get first jab

first_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” COVID-19 Updates Happening Now News Public Health Share COVID vaccineHussan Lalvaccination of frontline workersVini Mahajan Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Punjab extends time limit for health workers to get first jab The vaccination of frontline workers in the second phase will be completed by the first week of March Add Comment By Press Trust of India on February 10, 2021 Comments (0) The Punjab government extended the time limit for the healthcare workers to get their first shot of coronavirus vaccine from February 12 to 19.This was decided at a meeting of the state steering committee for COVID-19 vaccination that was chaired by the Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan, according to a government release.It was decided that the first dose of vaccine, which was to be provided to healthcare workers till Friday, will now be given up till February 19. Those who fail to opt for vaccination by then will be vaccinated with the general population and may not get free vaccination on priority, as per the statement.The vaccination of frontline workers in the second phase will be completed by the first week of March, it said.Reviewing the progress of the inoculation drive, the chief secretary directed the Health Department to monitor and review the post-vaccination adverse reaction, if any, to the vaccinated beneficiaries.Mahajan instructed the department to collect offline data of healthcare and frontline workers, who have not yet been registered and are willing to get vaccinated, and keep it ready for registration. The state government will request the Centre to allow uploading such data and vaccinate the interested persons covered under the priority groups.She asked the department officials to minimise the wastage of the vaccine and strictly monitor the use. The official directed immediately collection of the data of frontline workers working at the state headquarters to cover them under the ongoing drive.Health Principal Secretary Hussan Lal assured the Chief Secretary of prompt action by the department on the suggestions and directions given by her. He said 2.05 lakh healthcare and 1.68 lakh frontline workers had been registered for vaccination in the state so far.All healthcare workers have been offered the opportunity to receive their first dose of vaccination. He also assured that vaccination of frontline workers will be completed by the first week of March. Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphalast_img read more

Jamaica regrets withdrawal of Haitian team from CONCACAF Tournament

first_imgRelatedJamaica regrets withdrawal of Haitian team from CONCACAF Tournament Issued by: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government of Jamaica is concerned about the serious misunderstandings arising from the events that led to the withdrawal of the Haitian under-17 football team from the CONCACAF tournament being staged in Montego Bay. The facts are as follows: 1.   On their arrival from Haiti at the IAN Jet Centre at the Sangster InternationalAirport on February 3, 2011,members of the contingent were interviewed by public health personnel and provided with Health Alert Cards containing information to assist in detecting the signs and symptoms of communicable diseases of international significance and instructions as to how to obtain medical assistance in the event of illness. This surveillance and screening practice is required by both international and local public health regulations as well as civil aviation rules, given the prevalence of malaria in Haiti and the recent outbreak of cholera. 2.   On February 14, 2011, without any notification to local officials, an attempt was made to procure medication for the treatment of malaria from a local pharmacy. This was unsuccessful as the prescription tendered which was issued by the team’s medical doctor did not have the required registration number. 3.   Enquiries by local health officials revealed that six members of the contingent were experiencing feverand malaise – one of the early symptoms of malaria. In keeping with established procedures, these persons were taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital for medical investigation and treatment. Blood tests subsequently confirmed three cases of malaria. Eight other members of the contingent subsequently developed fever symptoms. As a precautionary measure, anti-malaria treatment was administered to all members of the contingent. 4.   Officials of the Ministry of Health made every effort to ensure that the members of the Haitian contingent were attended to, in accordance with the health protocols in effect in Jamaica. Care was taken to provide meals for those in quarantine, both at the hospital and in the hotel where they were registered. Regrettably, there was resistance and lack of cooperation by some members of the contingent, including one who refused to allow a blood sample to be taken and others who discharged themselves from the hospital before completion of their treatment. 5.   In view of all the circumstances including the laboratory confirmation of three cases of malaria, the Ministry of Health recommended to CONCACAF officials that in the interest of safeguarding the health of the public and other competing teams, the Haitian team should be withdrawn from the competition. The majority of the contingent returned to Haiti on February 16th via aircraft chartered by CONCACAF while the remaining members departed for other destinations on February 17th. Jamaica is obliged to maintain heightened surveillance against malaria since the Anopheles mosquito by which it is transmitted is endemic to Jamaica and there is a real danger of transmission of the disease, if the parasite is introduced among the population. The Government deeply regrets the circumstances that necessitated the withdrawal of the Haitian team from the CONCACAF tournament. We appreciate the disappointment that this has caused. However, the decision was unavoidable and necessary in order to safeguard public health.  Advertisements Jamaica regrets withdrawal of Haitian team from CONCACAF Tournament SportFebruary 18, 2011 RelatedJamaica regrets withdrawal of Haitian team from CONCACAF Tournament RelatedJamaica regrets withdrawal of Haitian team from CONCACAF Tournamentlast_img read more

Pelosi asks what Russia has on Trump, won’t promise hearings

first_imgHomeNewsPelosi asks what Russia has on Trump, won’t promise hearings Jul. 13, 2018 at 5:00 amNewsPelosi asks what Russia has on Trump, won’t promise hearingsAssociated Press3 years agoapassociated pressbriefsAssociated Press House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she wants to know what leverage the Russians have over President Donald Trump, but wouldn’t say whether she’d favor hearings on the question should Democrats take control of the House next year.Her comments highlighted Democratic leaders’ balancing act approaching November elections in which they hope to win a House majority.Some of the party’s most liberal members want to aggressively attack Trump to mobilize progressive voters. Others prefer a more measured approach, concerned that overly focusing on the polarizing president could alienate moderates in suburban swing districts Democrats will need to win to capture House control.Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters that when Trump meets next Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, she wants the president to press Putin on Russian interference in U.S. elections and extract “something more than, ‘I asked him, he said no and that was that.’”She also criticized Republicans who control Congress for not holding pushing hard enough to learn what happened in 2016, when U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded the Russians interfered in the elections to help Trump.Pelosi then asked, “What do the Russians have on Donald Trump, politically, financially and personally?”She told reporters that there’s “no way to explain the disrespect” the president showed NATO leaders at summit meetings in Europe this week or “the lack of understanding” he’s shown of the threat Russia poses.Asked directly if she’d hold hearings on any Russian clout over Trump, Pelosi said, “I’m not talking about that. I’m just wanting, ready to win the election.” She said she wanted Democrats to focus on issues like health care and infrastructure and making sure Russian interference in U.S. elections doesn’t happen again.In a remarkable confrontation at summit meetings in Brussels this week, Trump criticized NATO members for not contributing enough money to the organization and questioned the need for the alliance’s existence. Trump later said the U.S. commitment to NATO “remains very strong.” The military alliance was established after World War II as a bulwark against expansion by the Soviet Union.Trump meets Monday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.By ALAN FRAM, Associated PressTags :apassociated pressbriefsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a comment$7,500 federal tax credit for Tesla buyers to end Dec. 31City now taking applications for e-scooter pilot programYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more