Labour’s shadow justice minister quits amid party’s ‘lack of tolerance’

first_imgShadow chancellor John McDonnell labelled the decision as “disappointing”. De Piero did campaign to remain in the European Union despite holding a pro-Brexit seat but has not supported a second vote. Read more: Government launches review into Britain’s financial rules ahead of Brexit whatsapp She also spoke of abuse she has received on social media from people that want the referendum result overturned. Labour’s shadow justice minister Gloria De Piero has resigned from her role and decided she will not stand at the next general election. The MP for Ashfield in Nottinghamshire has said she is concerned by the party’s “lack of tolerance” amid “grim” online abuse. More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Tags: Brexit Labour’s shadow justice minister quits amid party’s ‘lack of tolerance’ whatsapp Speaking to fellow members of the opposition on Friday, De Piero said “a lack of tolerance for different viewpoints in the Labour Party frankly worries me”. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has proposed the new Tory leader hold a second referendum. She has held the seat since 2010 but what was once a traditionally safe seat was only won by a few hundred votes in at the last election. Read more: Likelihood of no-deal Brexit is highest since October 2017 Michael Searles “And while I’m at it, and it doesn’t happen in Ashfield, but when I hear people being called right-wing in the Labour Party I find it utterly offensive. “We are all left-wingers in this party – that is why we joined the Labour Party.”  She continued: “This party is about a set of values not any individual and we would all do well to remember that. Saturday 20 July 2019 2:36 pm “We worked together as a team, [I’m] disappointed she’s standing down, but we’re a broad church in the Labour Party and we always will [be],” he said. “If there’s any evidence of intolerance, we’ve said to our MPs and members, let us know and we will take action.” “We have to have respect for each other, even if we disagree, because we are all part of this party,” she added. Share Almost 70 per cent of voters in her constituency voted to leave the EU. BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Shadow Minister For The Young Gloria De Piero speaks during a session entitled “Better Politics at Every Level” during the first day of the Labour Party Autumn Conference on September 27, 2015 in Brighton, England. The four day annual Labour Party Conference takes place in Brighton and is expected to attract thousands of delegates with keynote speeches from influential politicians and over 500 fringe events. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images) last_img read more

TfL takes control of Woolwich Ferry after ‘unacceptable’ delays

first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunHealthCentral7 Sneaky Symptoms That Could Be Lung CancerHealthCentralGundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday NewsLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthGundry MDThe Secret To Breaking Up Dark Spots On Face (Or Neck Or Hands)Gundry MD “The Woolwich Ferry is an important part of London’s transport network, and I share passengers’ frustration at the unacceptable closures they have faced over the past year,” Khan said. Two Woolwich Ferries operating together carrying vehicles across the River Thames Also Read: TfL takes control of Woolwich Ferry after ‘unacceptable’ delays Briggs Marine’s contract runs out on 31 March, whereby it will be extended just until the end of the year to allow TfL to be able to prepare for the transition. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced today that the service would be brought back into City Hall ownership at the end of the year, after deciding not to renew the contract of Briggs Marine in the long-term. Two Woolwich Ferries operating together carrying vehicles across the River Thames Two Woolwich Ferries operating together carrying vehicles across the River Thames Also Read: TfL takes control of Woolwich Ferry after ‘unacceptable’ delays Stefan Boscia Monday 10 February 2020 1:21 pm The Woolwich Ferry will be brought back under Transport for London (TfL) control after being plagued by severe delays under the current contractor. Show Comments ▼center_img “I am delighted that TfL is set to take over the contract – bringing a renewed focus on Londoners’ needs including better reliability and customer service.” The East London service takes passengers across the river between Woolwich and North Woolwich, and has an estimated 2 million passenger journeys each year. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com TfL spent £20m last year on buying two new hybrid ferries to replace the three in service, however they soon proved to be a disaster with faults in their generators and docking systems. Khan admitted in November that he had “dropped the ball” on the ferries. “TfL have to put our hands up and admit these problems should have been sorted out in the factory, not in the River Thames,” he said. Share The mayor said the change would allow the transport body to run an improved service, after it was plagued by more than 600 hours of delays in the first half of 2019. TfL takes control of Woolwich Ferry after ‘unacceptable’ delays The new vessels were responsible for 625 hours of delays – 26 full days – between February and August 2019, leading to strikes. whatsapplast_img read more

UK set for ‘summer of fun’ as FA Cup final to have 20,000 spectators

first_imgCase rates on the continent are also starting to increase in some areas, with Italy about to enter a new lockdown and R rates increasing in France and Germany. The 2019 FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford was the last to have crowds (Getty Images) Also Read: UK set for ‘summer of fun’ as FA Cup final to have 20,000 spectators A senior Whitehall official told the Times: “If Italy is in lockdown and barely anybody has been vaccinated and coronavirus is rife, then the prospect of popping over for two weeks on the Costa del Sol or camping in the Dordogne seems remote.” The UK is set for a “summer of fun” with 20,000 spectators set to kick it off at the FA Cup final on 15 May, according to the government. Sunday 14 March 2021 11:11 am Share He told the Sunday Telegraph: “These test events will be crucial in finding ways to get fans and audiences back in safely without social distancing. UK set for ‘summer of fun’ as FA Cup final to have 20,000 spectators Crowds will also be allowed in at the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible theatre on 17 April, while club nights, comedy shows and business conferences will run in Liverpool as “test events” before Covid restrictions are due to end on 21 June. The 2019 FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford was the last to have crowds (Getty Images) whatsapp The FA Cup final will be a pilot to see if, and how, the UK is able to host more games at the Euros football tournament in June and July than currently planned. Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has announced Wembley will open its doors to 20,000 fans at the match two days before pubs and restaurants are allowed open indoors.center_img “We will be guided by the science and medical experts, but will work flat out to make that happen. We want to get the people back to enjoying what they love and ensure some of our most important growth industries get back on their feet. “These are important steps towards the safe and special summer we all crave and that I’m fully focused on delivering.” However, the Sunday Times reports that European summer holidays are in jeopardy due to the EU’s slow rollout of the vaccine. The 2019 FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford was the last to have crowds (Getty Images) Also Read: UK set for ‘summer of fun’ as FA Cup final to have 20,000 spectators Dowden said he wanted 2021 to be a “summer of fun”. whatsapp London is set to host group games, both semi-finals and the final of Euro 2020, however Boris Johnson has said the UK could bid to host more games. Stefan Boscia Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Coffee and intellectual freedom: 5 things I learned from my first year of grad school

first_img Mike Reddy for STAT [email protected] By Sara Whitlock May 30, 2017 Reprints This is it.After a year of classes and research rotations and all-nighters, I finally joined the lab where I’m going to get my PhD. This is a big deal — for the next several years this lab will be my home and the people in it my de facto family.To get here, I slogged through classes in the morning and lab rotations in the afternoon. The classes taught me the current state of biomedical science. The rotations were my chance to practice.advertisement Please enter a valid email address. Tags educationresearch Privacy Policy Most mountains are molehillsWhen you deal every day with complex problems (see #1), it’s easy to assume all the challenges you face require intricate solutions. And, yes, sometimes, the answer to a problem is complicated. But, sometimes, it’s obvious. Maintaining perspective on the scope of a challenge is critical for grad school success.During one of my lab rotations, an expensive piece of equipment broke and, naturally, it was when one of our collaborators from another university had traveled to Pittsburgh to use it. Stuff breaks, but the time-crunch had people running around wildly and calling expensive technicians to come quickly and fix it.As we huddled around the broken machine, I asked what I assumed was a naive question: If the machine is running, why isn’t the pressure gauge changing? It turned out that during routine maintenance, someone put a valve back on backwards. A quick flip, and we were back in business.An important lab skill? Social skillsThis is one every older scientist and adviser told me, yet it was hard to fully comprehend until I lived through the rotation process. As I entered grad school last fall and planned who I would work with, I thought I would bound from one incredible project to another and assumed the process would be pure scientific bliss. In many ways this was true, and I worked on three amazing projects. Leave this field empty if you’re human: But, I didn’t anticipate the emotional stress of adjusting to a new work environment every few weeks. Each lab has its own customs and style. The hours they work, whether they are talkative or quiet, how they prepare stock solutions and share lab duties — each time I entered a new lab I had to adjust to a different way of doing things.Sometimes, these expectations were communicated. Other times I had to learn by observation. Either way, for several weeks my entire schedule was upended as I changed when I slept and did my homework to fit the lab schedule. On top of this, each move meant meeting 10-15 coworkers and reporting to a new boss.In the end, social factors were as important in my lab choice as picking the type of science I want to do. I was told again and again to choose a lab where I felt like I “fit.” This was annoying back then, because I didn’t know what it meant. Now I’ve finally learned that “fit” means finding the lab and principal investigator that most closely match my work and communication styles, a place where I feel comfortable asking questions and sharing ideas with everyone. The scientific journey of grad school is going to be challenging enough, so it’s not a bad idea to take the interpersonal path of least resistance.Fact: Grad school is a marathon, not a sprintDuring college, my workload was finite. It often seemed impossible, but I had a set number of assignments to get done each day and week so I would do well in my classes. When I survived each 16-week semester, I could collapse in a heap of exhaustion on my parents’ couch, watching Netflix and sleeping 14 hours a day to recover.Not so in grad school. The classes I take have set assignments, but my work in the lab is infinite. Every waking moment could be another second spent reading a paper to learn more about my field or doing an experiment to answer a question. As excited as I am to learn the answers to my questions about how bacteria organize themselves, I can’t work 90 hour weeks for the next five years until I graduate. Somehow, I need to find balance so I can remain happy, healthy, and productive. And now here I am: a full-time scientist. Before long, I could be making exciting discoveries about how bacteria organize their innards using scaffolding proteins. I’m excited — I think it’s the coolest project this side of the Mississippi. Along the way this year, I learned a few things about myself, about science, and about relationships: Here are some of them.Coffee: It’s a food groupAs an undergraduate, I never pulled an all-nighter. Not once in four years.advertisement The intellectual freedom is intoxicatingMy boss likes to say that grad school is exciting because you get to choose your own adventure. I am ecstatic about having this level of intellectual freedom.This year I started that process by choosing the research area I want to work in and the people I want to work with. Now I’m trying to decide what big, unanswered questions I’ll try to tackle to get my PhD. I decided to become a scientist because I had endless questions about the world that my science classes helped explain. Many years later, I’m finally positioned to do work that answers some open questions, and I can’t wait to see how the next few years unfold.Coffee is a food groupDid I mention coffee? Well, it bears repeating.Sara Whitlock is a first-year graduate student studying structural biology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her column, Under the Microscope, can be found here. center_img Under the MicroscopeCoffee and intellectual freedom: 5 things I learned from my first year of grad school About the Author Reprints Watch: Drawing life at its start, cell by cell Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Related: A new PhD student learns her first lesson: Certainty doesn’t exist in science Sara Whitlock But graduate school changed all that — if I went to a seminar or lecture without my brain juice, something was wrong.My coffee consumption reached astonishing quantities this year as I dug into classwork that was fundamentally different than what I did in college. In my classes this year, I was asked to design experiments and explain their results. Often, there were many ways to set up these experiments and several possible interpretations of the results. So I had to figure out the best answers, not the right ones. Even when I started early, these kinds of questions took hours of background research, meaning that I often worked through nights, fueled by liters of coffee, right up to deadlines. Related:last_img read more

Babies’ face scans detect exposure to low amounts of alcohol in utero

first_imgHealthBabies’ face scans detect exposure to low amounts of alcohol in utero Guidelines from most expert groups already suggest that alcohol and pregnancy should not mix. Nonetheless, many women choose to have a drink or a few during the course of their pregnancy (or before they realized they were pregnant). Ten percent of pregnant women in the United States reported having at least one alcoholic beverage during one month, according to a CDC survey published in 2015.But can a small amount of drinking by an expectant mother show itself on her child’s face?To answer that question, researchers in Australia analyzed three-dimensional images of over 400 children’s faces and heads around their first birthday. An algorithm automatically placed an array of nearly 70,000 points on those scans and looked for any substantial deviations from a standardized template made from all of the children’s scans. The children’s mothers also answered surveys about their alcohol intake several times before giving birth — data that researchers used to separate them out into groups based on when and how much they drank. Nearly 80 percent of the children in this study had some alcohol exposure as a fetus.advertisement [email protected] General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. Kate Sheridan Tags fertilitypediatricswomen’s health Related: Still, says Susan Astley, director of the Washington State Fetal Alcohol Diagnostic and Prevention Network, those findings aren’t surprising. “We’ve known for 20 years that the face [associated with FAS] is presented on a continuum,” she said. “In my opinion, they have not really contributed to the literature because they’ve made the reader think that most of the literature doesn’t exist yet.”The paper did have one important strength. “They probably have some of the better alcohol exposure documentation,” Astley said, because researchers asked mothers about alcohol intake a few times through the study period, likely collecting more reliable data than if they had asked about it after a child was born.“I’m a huge advocate of this 3-D analysis — I think there’s a great deal we could learn from it,” she said. However “I think the important public health questions are, even if they were finding something, will we ever be able to use this in clinic,” she said, especially since 3-D scanners are costly devices.Reinforcing a consensusThere are a few important limitations to keep in mind. The researchers only scanned white children for this study — which can lead to false signals when researchers try to apply results to other ethnicities. (A commentary accompanying the paper noted that work is ongoing to include Aboriginal Australian children in 3-D face scanning studies.)The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states on its website that “there is no safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy.” The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics both concur — as does ACOG’s British equivalent, which updated its guidelines in 2016 to clarify that a woman would ideally abstain from alcohol entirely during a pregnancy. APStock By Kate Sheridan June 5, 2017 Reprints However, some women may have been advised by an OB-GYN that some drinking during pregnancy is acceptable. Despite ACOG’s guidelines, 40 percent of OB-GYNs said in a survey that some alcohol was fine. Nearly half said there was no clear consensus on alcohol’s effect during pregnancy.The researchers, for their part, believe that there is a consensus — and that their work further confirms it. “Prenatal alcohol exposure, even at low levels, can influence craniofacial development,” they wrote. “Although the clinical significance of these findings is yet to be determined, they support the conclusion that for women who are or may become pregnant, avoiding alcohol is the safest option.” About the Author Reprints @sheridan_kate The future is here: Virtual reality provides vivid look inside a fetus — but is it useful? Related: Currently, screening for children thought to be at-risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders — which includes fetal alcohol syndrome — is based in part on facial features. Health care providers often look for three classic signs: small eyes, a thin upper lip, and a flat area above the upper lip where there are typically two vertical ridges. (None of the children in this study had been diagnosed with a condition on the spectrum.)3-D facial scanning picked up some differences in those areas. It also picked up on one otherwise difficult-to-measure change called mid-facial hypoplasia, in which the center of the face develops more slowly than the eyes, forehead, and lower jaw. Perhaps most notably, there seemed to be slight differences in the mid-face and at the tip of nose even in the children of women who had only had a little to drink and only in the first trimester of their pregnancy. (However, almost no overall changes were statistically significant.) The results were published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.advertisement Facial-recognition software finds a new use: diagnosing genetic disorders last_img read more

Samjiyon and Hyesan locked down after woman crosses border

first_img Facebook Twitter North Korea has completely locked down the cities of Samjiyon and Hyesan in Yanggang Province after a North Korean woman who had been living in China crossed over the Sino-North Korean border into Samjiyon, Daily NK learned from multiple sources yesterday.“A two-page order by the Central Committee’s Politburo was handed down to provincial and municipal party organizations at 8 AM today [Aug. 27],” a source, who requested anonymity for security reasons, told Daily NK yesterday. “The gist of the order was that Samjiyon and Hyesan will be completely locked down from 12 PM today in response to the incident involving a woman illegally crossing the river [border].”North Korean authorities had locked down Kaesong in late July after a North Korean defector allegedly infected with COVID-19 crossed over the inter-Korean border.The recent lock down order specifically mentioned the “illegal border crossing” into Samjiyon and stated that the authorities would maintain a “top class national emergency anti-epidemic system” along with “a strong lock down” until separate orders to lift the lock down have been given.The order also requested local authorities in the cities to put in place a “special guidance management implementation system” to take care of local citizens, and to make daily reports detailing “internal situations” in the cities to the Central Committee and Central Anti-epidemic Command until the lock downs are lifted.Samjiyon construction siteA scene from North Korea’s modernization initiative in Samjiyon, Yanggang Province. / Image: Rodong SinmunDaily NK reported on Wednesday (in Korean) that a woman in her 20s – reportedly a victim of human traffickers three years ago – crossed the Yalu River on Monday into the Samjiyon area. A Daily NK source in the area had predicted at the time that North Korean authorities may lock down the entirety of Yanggang Province because of the incident.North Korean authorities, however, seem to have limited their lock down order to Samjiyon and Hyesan, the province’s capital. The source speculated that a broader lock down order would have placed an undue burden on the province’s people, who are already facing difficulties due to international sanctions, COVID-19 and, more recently, monsoon rains.The lock down order has prohibited all North Koreans living in Samjiyon and Hyesan from traveling, and Daily NK confirmed that the movement of goods has also been halted. Some Yanggang Province residents who are involved in blueberry and pine nut harvesting are reportedly complaining that the lock down order is making it difficult for them to continue their livelihoods and are questioning whether the order is aimed at “starving them to death.”Some locals have also expressed concern over a spike in commodity prices due to the lock down in Hyesan, one of the province’s economic centers.“The donju and merchants in Hyesan are saying they’re going to use this opportunity to raise the prices of goods,” the source said, using a term referring to North Korea’s wealthy entrepreneurial class. “Some are saying that Yanggang Province [authorities] are killing locals twice with the lock down because people are now starting to prepare for the winter by buying up rice, [cooking] oil, and wood.”During an extended meeting of the Central Committee’s politburo on Aug. 25, North Korean officials discussed ways to overcome issues facing the country’s disease control system. North Korean media reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who attended the meeting, ordered the entire country to take active measures to fix issues with the system.Please direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] in Korean News TAGSSamjiyonhyesancovid-19yanggang provincelock down SHARE News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store center_img North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) AvatarHa Yoon AhHa Yoon Ah is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about her articles to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55%last_img read more

Agriculture Ministry Assisting Farmers to Boost Production

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail State Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, J.C. Hutchinson, has said that the Ministry has put a number of programmes in place to assist farmers, with the aim of boosting agricultural production.“We have started what we call the production and productivity programme. This is one where we are actually distributing herbicides. We are giving people assistance in land preparation, we are providing planting material free of cost, and we are also assisting with some fertilizers and that programme is ongoing,” he stated at a recent Agri-business Expo in St. Elizabeth.He advised persons interested in accessing this programme to contact their Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) extension officer.Other projects, the State Minister cited, include the Fruit Tree Crop Programme, where persons, with an acre or more of land, could receive fruit trees such as naseberry, sweet sop, sour sop, June plum, mango, or star apple, to plant orchards. He informed that another phase of the programme, would get underway on April 1, “where we will be providing you with the seedlings free of cost. and with that, we will be monitoring the whole programme to get it going.”He said that to ensure that there was a market for crops produced under these assistance programmes, the Ministry has employed, in each parish, a marketing officer “to take off whatever produce is within that parish”.“We are hoping that anybody, who produces anything, we are able to have a market for you, if you cannot find the market yourself,” he pointed out.In the meantime, he encouraged farmers to get into the value-added areas of the sector, noting that, “this is one area where we are not only looking at the raw material, we want you to go into the processing, and we are looking to see if we can set up cottage industries”.These cottage industries, he pointed out, could provide employment through the establishment of small processing plants.The exposition, held at the Santa Cruz Community Centre, was to expose young people, age 18 to 35 years, to the opportunities in non-traditional agricultural areas. Agriculture Ministry Assisting Farmers to Boost Production AgricultureFebruary 23, 2009 RelatedAgriculture Ministry Assisting Farmers to Boost Production Advertisementscenter_img RelatedAgriculture Ministry Assisting Farmers to Boost Production RelatedAgriculture Ministry Assisting Farmers to Boost Productionlast_img read more

Péters Surgical inaugurates production site in Manesar, Haryana

first_img Related Posts Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The French medical devices maker plans on bringing more products and strengthen its manufacturing capabilities in India with significant investmentsFollowing suit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, Péters Surgical, the leading French medical device manufacturer, today inaugurates its new site in Manesar, Haryana. Expanding its expertise into developing, manufacturing and marketing of single-use medical devices for operating room, the opening of this brand new facility is expected to contribute greatly in improving the quality of patient care and contribute to the success of surgical procedures by developing high-performance medical devices in India. Spread across 17,000 sq ft area, the Manesar site will help in moving up the quality scale of their needles workshop along with increasing our production capacity. Furthermore, a new clean room with ISO 8 ground floor will be operational by 2020.Designed to manufacture world-class medical devices, the facility will adopt an environment friendly approach, with the use of solar panels for power generation, water recycling and waste treatment processes, informed a company release. “We are very proud to increase our investment as part of the ‘Make in India’ government led initiative. It gives us access to very qualified local workers. This expansion of our new manufacturing facility will serve to treat more patients in the world with high-quality medical devices,” said Thierry Herbreteau, CEO, Péters Surgical.Reportedly, Péters Surgical is the only French company designing, manufacturing and selling surgical sutures, and a leader in haemostatic clips. The company has now chosen India to go further and expanded its manufacturing facility in India. Although the Indian facility is currently focused on surgical sutures, the company is also working on other products such as: surgical clips (with re-usable appliers and single use), single use laparoscopic instruments, surgical meshes, tissue glues, etc. Péters Surgical is also looking at building a R&D, IT and global logistic hub in India to reinforce its presence. Hence, Péters Surgical expects to employ over 500 people within its Indian operation and multiply its revenues by five in the region, according to its five-years strategic plan.Speaking further about the plans in India, Rajdeep Das, CEO, India Operations, said, “While currently manufacturing assortment of surgical sutures for domestic and export markets, we are planning to bring more product manufacturing in India in coming months. It will not only position us as one of very few medical device multinationals with world-class local manufacturing facility, will also help us living our mission of improve the quality of patient care and contribute to the success of surgical procedures.”Acknowledging the ‘Make in India’ initiative, Péters Surgical plans on bringing more products and strengthen its manufacturing capabilities in India, the company plans significant investments in the near future towards that end, informed the company. By Usha Sharma on November 20, 2018 Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News center_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Péters Surgical inaugurates production site in Manesar, Haryana Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionalslast_img read more

Treatment landscape for lung cancer

first_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Lung Cancer Awareness Month The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story As November is observed as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Shraddha Bhure, Medical Director, BI India and Dr. Partha Gokhale, Head Medical Affairs for Specialty, BI India highlight that toxic and non-specific nature of conventional chemotherapy is being replaced by personalised and targeted therapy, leading to better patient outcomes and comparatively better quality of lifeLung cancer is considered the deadliest of killers amongst all cancers. In 2018, nearly 1.8 million deaths across the globe were attributable to lung cancer alone. In India, 60,000 patients succumbed to lung cancer that year. While breast and prostate cancers have large and widespread awareness campaigns, lung cancer is often left languishing behind.Lung cancer occurs when certain cells in our airways and air sacs undergo uncontrolled proliferation. This can become widespread and invade (metastasise) other crucial organs like the liver and brain. Lung cancers are usually multifactorial, i.e. interaction between a person’s genetic factors and the different types of external agents like smoking, tobacco, asbestos and coal.The hazards of smoking and tobacco are well-researched and established. Cigarettes contain chemicals (carcinogens) that are responsible for lung cancer. In fact, about 80 per cent of lung cancer deaths are a direct result of smoking tobacco. The risk of inhaling these carcinogens is not limited to smokers alone. Passive or second-hand smoking has been implicated as one of the causes of lung cancer. Non-smokers exposed to second hand smoke have an increased risk of lung cancer by 20 per cent to 30 per cent.In recent times, however, the rising trend of lung cancer is linked to ever-increasing air pollution, consumption of fumes, smog and particulate matter. International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans. The incidence of lung cancer is expected to mushroom due to the increasing exposure to particulate matter of air pollution.Lung cancer often manifests as cough, difficulty in breathing and chest pain. The cough of lung cancer usually worsens over time and can be associated with blood. The breathing difficulties and chest pain aggravates on exertion. Patients also complain of tiredness, loss of appetite and weight loss. These symptoms are non-specific as it is also seen with several common lung disorders, complicating diagnosis of lung cancer in early stages.Irrespective of the cause and symptoms, lung cancer is usually classified into two types: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer. NSCLC, is a slow growing and late spreading tumour, is the most common form of lung cancer accounting for about 80-85 per cent of cases. It is further categorised into Adenocarcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma. Lung cancer screening plays a pivotal role in early diagnosis. Screening and early diagnosis helps in initiating of treatment at a much earlier stage of the disease.Treatment landscape for lung cancerConcerning the treatment of lung cancer, the landscape has evolved for the better. A majority of people with lung cancer are diagnosed in early stages through novel testing methods like liquid biopsy and genetic analysis. Specific mutations which would be resistant to conventional chemotherapy like Epidermal Growth Factor (EGFR) and Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) can be examined in initial stages, and targeted therapy can be administered at a point when the disease is predominantly confined to the lungs.The toxic and non-specific nature of conventional chemotherapy is being replaced by personalised and targeted therapy. Based on molecular biology and histological profile, lung cancer patients can now be treated by targeting specific oncogenic driver mutations. This, in turn, has led to lung cancer patients leading a comparatively better quality of life.With November observed as Lung Cancer awareness month, we see a glimmer of hope at the end of this tunnel. Identifying the disease at an early stage improves the five-year survival rate by up to 50 per cent – the essential thing to remember is that lung cancer is treatable at any stage. Every year, thousands of people are cured of lung cancer and several patients in advanced stages are living normally. By driving awareness on the wide-ranging impact of the disease, we hope to drive improved outcomes for patients this November and beyond. 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LPWA players debate tech standard overload

first_img GSMA seeks 6GHz boost for 5G EverynetGSMAIoTLoRa AllianceLPWASilver Spring NetworksWeightless SIG AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 MAY 2017 La GSMA reclama el uso de la banda de 6 GHz para la 5G Author LIVE FROM LPWA WORLD 2017, LONDON: Panellists in a debate covering current and future low power wide area (LPWA) standards were split on whether the variety of specifications and technologies available is hindering the market and putting future growth at risk.Itai Dadon, senior director, IoT product manager at networking platform company Silver Spring Networks, was firmly of the view the market is being hampered, expressing sympathy for developers over “how much confusion there is out there”.“All our standards are dealing with the networking and deployment costs for devices, and specifically how they communicate,” he said: “But when it comes to specific use cases, you have to look at how those applications are going to [be] used, and there is such a wide variety of choices… I think it’s slowing down innovation.”However, Svetlana Grant, project director covering future IoT networks, and connected living program at GSMA, predicted the picture would become clearer moving forward. While it is “inevitable” there would be multiple standards, Grant argued there are questions over how many would survive long-term.She focused on 3GPP-backed technologies – EC-GSM, NB-IoT and LTE-M – and said it was now a case of analysing the use cases for all three to see if there was a potential for them to merge in the future.“The market will tell us and guide us through that,” she said, adding: “It’s possible [technologies] will go through phases and two will coexist on the same operator network depending on how they evolve in the next three to five years.”“At the moment, however, they serve specific purposes and that is a necessary stage.”Does one size fit all?Providing a contrasting view, William Webb, CEO of Weightless Special Interest Group, a non profit industry association pushing an open IoT agenda, argued the need for standards themselves may eventually become redundant, given IoT connectivity was centred on software.He gave the example of instant messaging platform WhatsApp, which essentially does not have standards, but thrived through economy of scale.“When there is software involved, the choice is much smaller. You can download and delete a software and choose a new one, which is more plausible,” Webb noted.However, Tracy Hopkins, COO of Everynet and a member of the LoRa Alliance marketing committee, hit back, arguing “one size does not fit all,” due to the different use cases for IoT.Webb countered by noting “one size also does not fit on cellular, yet we all use the same network”.Listing a number of different applications, he said: “We all use the same LTE network because that’s the way it works with economies of scale. Nobody bothers to come up with applications that do not fit the network – we find ways to make it work. You don’t see ten different types of cellular networks – you see one.” Tags GSMA lays out plan for MWC21 Home LPWA players debate tech standard overload Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Kavit Majithia Previous ArticleEU GDPR not a perfect solution, say expertsNext ArticleBT exploring all options for LPWA tech Relatedlast_img read more