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Gove: We will spend ‘whatever it takes’ on no-deal Brexit

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first_imgIt also emerged today that Downing Street had cancelled all leave for government advisers until 31 October, increasing speculation that the government is planning a snap election in the aftermath of a no-deal Brexit.  Gove added that the government will ensure that “commerce continues to flow” on the island of Ireland if a no-deal Brexit occurs. Michael Gove says government will spend ‘whatever it takes’ to prepare for no-deal Brexit Anna Menin Main image credit: Getty whatsapp The government pledged last week to spend an extra £2.1bn on planning for no deal, which prime minister Boris Johnson has committed to unless the EU is willing to negotiate Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthStuff AnsweredBest Mattress Deals for Seniors 2020Stuff AnsweredGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It's Hard to Believe They're so AffordableGraber BlindsWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski Loves These ShoesWolf & ShepherdBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic Mirror Gove told reporters that Britain had made an  “absolutely cast iron commitment”  not to put any infrastructure on the border after Brexit, even if a deal cannot be agreed. The EU will not budge from its position that a backstop is necessary to prevent the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland. Johnson sent a letter to all civil servants today that said: “Preparing urgently and rapidly for the possibility of an exit without a deal will be my top priority”. whatsapp Read more: Boris Johnson warns civil servants against ‘complacency’ over no-deal Brexit He did not elaborate on what could replace the so-called Irish backstop when questioned by media, however. The government is prepared to spend “whatever it takes” to ensure Britain is prepared for a no-deal Brexit, Michael Gove has said.  Johnson’s government has insisted that the backstop must be scrapped from any Brexit deal. LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Michael Gove arrives at his home on May 26, 2019 in London, England. Mr Gove announced that he is to stand for leadership of the Conservative party following British Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Friday 9 August 2019 4:35 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.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.orgMatt 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.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com “The government has done a lot to prepare but there is still a lot to do,” Gove – who is responsible for no-deal preparations – told reporters in Northern Ireland. Gove, the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, also said it was “eminently doable” for Britain to leave the EU with a revised deal.  Share The minister added that the UK is still in discussions with the EU over a withdrawal agreement. Tags: Brexitlast_img

UK PMI: Manufacturing grows at fastest rate in 10 months

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first_img (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: UK PMI: Manufacturing grows at fastest rate in 10 months despite coronavirus Sign up to City A.M.’s Midday Update newsletter, delivered to your inbox every lunchtime “The continued strength of the PMI confirms improved sentiment has helped the economy turn a corner at the start of this year,” he said. “And a new chancellor who is more of a fiscal dove than his predecessor should mean fiscal policy reinforces the recovery in economic momentum. Friday 21 February 2020 10:19 am “The downward trajectory of the suppliers’ delivery times index since January was the steepest since the survey began, exceeding the previous record set amid the UK fuel protests in September 2000”. Andrew Wishart, a UK economist at Capital Economics, added that the strong data combined with the government’s change of chancellor could prove advantageous for the economy. According to IHS Markit / CIPS data, manufacturing hit 52.8, up from January’s final rate of 50.1, whilst services fell to 53.3, down from 53.9 last month. The pound rose 0.3 per cent against the dollar to $1.2920 after the PMI data. Share Despite the positive reading, the survey showed manufacturers were seeing early signs of disruption to export sales and business operations due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: UK PMI: Manufacturing grows at fastest rate in 10 months despite coronavirus Edward Thicknesse by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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UK manufacturing grew at its fastest rate in 10 months in February, according to a flash Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) reading, but services fell to a two-month low. whatsapp Duncan Brock, group director at CIPS, said that despite the threat posed by the illness, “optimism remains high, especially among service providers”: The insurance industry could face a £425m bill from the storm damage, as a result of flooding and high winds.center_img “That’s why, despite the external headwinds of weak growth in the euro-zone and coronavirus, we think GDP growth will rise from one per cent this year to 1.8 per cent next, eradicating any reason for the Bank of England to cut rates.” “With these new challenges unfurling at the beginning of the year, 2020 is unlikely to be a quiet year for the UK economy”. Show Comments ▼ Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis hurt services He added that Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis have taken a toll on UK services, however. Tags: Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) UK PMI: Manufacturing grows at fastest rate in 10 months despite coronavirus “Manufacturers noted that abrupt shortages of components from China had reverberated through their supply chains and led to difficulties sourcing critical inputs. whatsapp The composite output rate was 53.3, unchanged from the end of January. Any figure under 50 indicates a contraction, while any over 50 represents growth. Tim Moore, associate director at IHS Markit, said: “The recent return to growth signalled by the manufacturing and services PMIs provides a clear indication that the UK economy is no longer flat on its back, with our GDP now pointing to 0.2 per cent growth through the first quarter of the year.” (AFP via Getty Images) “The unchanged level of the composite PMI in February is a strong result, given the disruption to the global economy from the Covid-19 outbreak and bad weather in the UK,” Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said. “Though there was some relief in business costs as inflationary pressures were muted in February, service providers were still confident enough to raise prices for customers, possibly making up for lost time over Brexit uncertainty and reduced consumer spending. “The dip in the services PMI likely reflects the hit to demand in the restaurants, hotels and leisure sector from February’s exceptionally high level of rainfall, which has been three times its long-run average.”last_img

Music: Hope Griffin live on ‘A Juneau Afternoon’

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first_imgArts & Culture | Folk Fest | Juneau | KRNN | KXLLMusic: Hope Griffin live on ‘A Juneau Afternoon’April 9, 2018 by Scott Burton, KTOO Share:Jamie Leigh Bennett and Hope Griffin play live on ‘A Juneau Afternoon’ on Monday. (Photo by Micah MacKenzie, courtesy of Hope Griffin)Acoustic folk and Americana musician Hope Griffin and cellist Jamie Leigh Bennett played live on ‘A Juneau Afternoon’ today.Griffin has roots in Alaska and now lives in Asheville, North Carolina.Listen to the interview:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/04/interview.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Listen to “Hanging in the Balance”:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/04/hangin.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Listen to “Curious”:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/04/curious.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Hope and Bennett play 9:45 Tuesday night as part of the 44th annual Alaska Folk Festival in Centennial Hall.Admission to the festival is free, but if you can’t make it to the hall you can watch it here.Share this story:last_img

News / Major players expand operations in South-east Asia with Vietnam the focus

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first_img By Ian Putzger 01/04/2019 AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is ramping up its footprint in South-east Asia. In February, the cargo airline added Dhaka to its network with a twice-weekly service to hoover up garment exports from Bangladesh. “The country’s emerging volumes tipped over 25% growth last year as the number of manufacturers based in the country increased,” said ABC general director Sergey Lazarev. And the following month, the carrier announced it was stepping up its presence in Ho Chi Minh City to a twice-weekly frequency, having entered that market last year. South-east Asia has risen in prominence on the radar screens of European and North American importers, in the wake of the trade conflict between China and the US, which fuelled speculation that companies would shift sourcing away from China to avoid hefty tariffs. The region is widely regarded as the logical alternative. Chinese manufacturers themselves have also looked to shift production to neighbouring countries, as the trade dispute has led to sharp drops in demand for their exports, forcing them to cut back. Meanwhile US retailers have signalled that they are evaluating a change in their supply chain, but do not so much contemplate a wholesale shift from China, so much as diversification, moving a portion of their sourcing. “It is a hot topic. Our customers are interested,” confirmed Robert Reiter, chief executive South-east Asia for DB Schenker. This is not to say that a tidal wave of migration is in progress. The overwhelming majority of companies have adopted a wait-and-see stance, while it is unclear how the negotiations between Beijing and Washington will fare. Moreover, it is hard to discern how much migration is the result of the trade confrontation. Manufacturing of low-end items started shifting out of China years ago as labour costs continued to rise. For the most part, it has been garment manufacturers and producers for the retail sector that have moved so far, except for some companies from the technology sector, Mr Reiter noted. Vietnam has been the main focus for the migration of production out of China, he confirmed. According to its ministry of planning and investment, Vietnam had attracted $10.8bn in foreign investment this year as at March 26, up 86.2% on a year earlier. “Vietnam has seen tremendous growth stories and will continue to grow in 2019. Other places are showing significantly less growth,” said Neel Shah, senior vice-president global airfreight at Flexport. Mr Reiter said it was difficult to separate organic growth from momentum resulting from the migration of production into Vietnam. Either way, the country’s infrastructure has been strained by the rapid growth, from logistics infrastructure to the labour pool. “Blue collar is not an issue, but as soon as it goes up the ranks it’s quite a bit of a challenge,” Mr Reiter reported. The situation has spawned rumours of companies that allegedly shifted production from China, only to find that the local setup could not cope, forcing them to return to China. Mr Reiter has not witnessed such a situation nor found credible reports to that end, but the logistics infrastructure is struggling. There is a lack of modern warehouse space. Spotting an opportunity, some landlords have moved into warehousing, but often they are not used to the dos and don’ts of international business, he said.  And the growth has been a challenge for Vietnam’s ocean and air cargo facilities, which have been struggling for years to cope. Arguably, the most notorious bottleneck is Ho Chi Minh City’s airport, which has no room to expand, hemmed in by buildings on all sides. The authorities have talked of a new airport for the country’s commercial hub, but few expect the situation to be resolved in the near term.  “I’ve been reading about a new airport for Ho Chi Minh City for the past 10 years,” one logistics executive commented wryly. Lift capacity has been less of an issue, especially regarding connections to markets in Asia and Europe. As for North America, the US Federal Aviation Administration bequeathed Category One status to Vietnam’s air safety system, opening the door to Vietnamese airlines to fly to the US. Vietnam Airlines is reportedly planning flights to California, but pundits argue that the economics are stacked against a profitable operation. Mr Shah said he would like freighter capacity to Vietnam, but it would be challenging to find the right economies. “You’d fly a lot of extra block hours compared with Shanghai or Hong Kong,” he said. Other countries in the region, such as Cambodia and Myanmar, have shown growth, but nowhere near that of Vietnam. “Cambodia is more of an ocean consolidation market,” noted Mr Reiter. “In Myanmar, the growth numbers look good, but growth is from a small base.” DB Schenker is poised to increase its footprint in the region, planning a warehouse facility in Myanmar to come on stream in the first half of next year. Likewise, a warehouse is planned in Vietnam. In Thailand, the company opened a 32,000 sq metre facility, which is going well. “We’re looking at the next one,” Mr Reiter said. © Huy Nguyen - Dreamstime.comlast_img

U.K. regulators adopt changes to enforcement processes

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first_imgJames Langton Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case In addition, the FCA is introducing a new process for partly contested cases that will allow a person who is under investigation to agree to certain elements of a case (including facts, liability, and penalties) and to contest the other elements of the case. Under this process, respondents will still have the ability to obtain a discount on their penalty for co-operation to reflect the extent that issues have been agreed. The FCA is also adopting a new mechanism for those under investigation to proceed more directly and quickly to the Upper Tribunal, which can review FCA enforcement decisions, and provides independent, external adjudication. “It’s essential that our enforcement decision-making processes command public confidence and operate both efficiently and fairly,” says Mark Steward, director of enforcement and market oversight with the FCA, in a statement. “The changes set out in today’s [policy statement] are designed to achieve just that and reflect the views of stakeholders who responded to our consultation.” Keywords EnforcementCompanies Financial Conduct Authority BFI investors plead for firm’s salecenter_img The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority published final changes to their policies on Wednesday that aim to strengthen the transparency and effectiveness of their enforcement processes, particularly for firms and individuals that find themselves under investigation. The changes will mean that the targets of regulatory investigations will receive more information about why they are under investigation; they will also receive regular updates from the regulators throughout an investigation. The regulators are also changing how decisions about whether to refer an issue to enforcement are made. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img

Sir Robbie Gibb appointed as British Broadcasting Corporation Board Member for England

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first_imgSir Robbie Gibb appointed as British Broadcasting Corporation Board Member for England Sir Robbie Gibb had a long career as a broadcast journalist in BBC News – he was head of BBC Westminster and Editor of Live Political Programmes, as well as Deputy Editor of BBC Two’s Newsnight. He left the BBC in 2017 to become Director of Communications at No10 Downing Street, stepping down in 2019. He also previously worked as an Editorial Advisor to GB News, until October 2020. Sir Robbie now works as a senior communications adviser at Kekst CNC and is a Director of the Jewish Chronicle newspaper.The base fee for all BBC non-executive directors is £33,000 per annum. A committee chair fee of £5,000 is paid on top of the base fee for chairing one of the permanent committees of the Board. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Sir Robbie Gibb declared that between 2017 and 2019 he was Director of Communications at No10 Downing Street. /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:British, Cabinet, career, Commissioner, communications, director, donation, editorial, election, Government, UK, UK Governmentlast_img

Motor Mouth: Predictions for an eventful automotive New Year

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first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever I’m skeptical. First off, two completely different engine architectures — the DOHC 4.2- and 5.5-litre may share a common block, but the 6.2L is a different animal altogether — make absolutely no sense in a limited-production supercar, especially one produced by bean-counting General Motors. Second, Chevy’s ubiquitous small-block has no place in a Euro-centric, mid-engine supercar. It’s continued use has been a sop to Corvette traditionalists, and since they are likely to view the C8 as appetizing as vegan sausage or Botox for men, there’s absolutely no point in cozying up to them with an engine that gives them the warm and fuzzies. Besides, the front-engine C7 will supposedly be sold alongside the C8 until at least 2021, by which time most of said traditionalists will have transitioned into their wheelchair years.As for the two the two DOHC V8s, Cadillac’s GF18 4.2L is a shoe-in. Already developed for Caddy’s soon-to-be-defunct CT6, it’s also built in Bowling Green, so it’s an absolutely certainty for C8-dom. As for the larger 5.5L version still being rumoured, it’s supposedly a bored and stroked version of the same Caddy’s 4.2L, so those preferring this larger variant as a possibility need to ask themselves a question: Why would penny-pinching GM bother building a new engine — for a car, again, that will sell in minuscule numbers — when all they have to do is turn up the 4.2L’s boost? In current form, the 4.2 version pumps out an already impressive 550 horsepower. A little jazzing of the electronic waste gate, maybe even the addition of a little hybridization and a 4.2-litre C8 will be hunting down Ferrari 488s and Lamborghini Huracans. MAGA!Of course, logical as that supposition may be, until we can get our hands on the C8, everything technical about the ‘Vette is just a SWAG — that would be scientific wild-ass guess. Something of which we’re (sadly) surer, however, is that the new Vette won’t be revealed at this year’s Detroit auto show. That’s because …The North American International Auto Show is headed toward irrelevance. Oh, there may be an actual auto show in the coming years. But as an “international” automotive event — hell, the international automotive event — Detroit’s days are over.RELATED PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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Macleans magazine devoted an entire column in its 2019: The Year Ahead issue — The Year of Robot Justice — to the “sort of science non-fiction that will change the law forever.” The high-tech industry is already under incredible indictment — thank you Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, et al — and, according to internet guru Shelly Palmer, 2019 will be the year the “pendulum starts to swing for big tech regulation.” Considering the current political climate, I suspect that autonomous driving will suffer the same scrutiny. See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 In this file photo, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn gestures during a 2015 press conference in Brazil.  Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP/Getty Images Christmas presents re-gifted and the New Year’s hangover not yet celebrated, now is the time that most of us ponder the year to come. We ruminate, we speculate, we sometimes even toast to what we hope — especially if you were an investor — will be a better year for 2019. Here, then, are my automotive predictions — hell, like all prognostications, they’re just wild guesses — for the year ahead:Chevrolet’s new mid-engine C8 Corvette will only be available with one engine, and one engine only. Normally, supercars, as enticing as they are, would not be the year’s leading news event. But the new — finally! — mid-engined Corvette is dominating automotive headlines. When, where, and most importantly, how — as in fast — is all anyone around the office can talk about.My issue is that the rumour mill seems convinced that the most eagerly awaited sports car in North American history will be powered by no less than three engines. Listen to Autoblog, GMauthority, Corvetteblogger and the like, and they all say that not only will there be a traditional ol’ 6.2-litre pushrod V8 powering base versions of the new Zora — named after Zora Arkus-Duntov, the Corvette’s legendary chief engineer — as well as two versions of a new, double-overhead-cam, twin-turbo V8. center_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSNissanNews Motor Mouth: An automotive Scrooge makes his Christmas wish listOnce the centre of the automotive media universe and must-watch TV for gearheads, Cobo Hall’s stranglehold on the most important new model unveilings has been waning for some years now, losing ground to New York (more appealing to international scribes than Motown) and Los Angeles (because of the weather, natch). As a countermeasure, the show has been rescheduled from blustery January to sun-drenched June, which sounds like a great idea until you realize that the next gathering at Cobo Hall after next month’s event won’t be until summer 2020.Automakers are already making it clear they’re not pleased. Typically, Detroit’s new car showcases extend over an action-packed day-and-a-half scrum. This year, all the action is virtually over by noon on the first day. The automakers not displaying anything — Audi, BMW and more — are legion. I think I may be attending my last Detroit auto show.The Renault/Nissan/Mitsubishi alliance will break up in 2019: As Motor Mouth discussed last week, the man who engineered three disparate, mid-sized players into the world’s largest automaker is in a Japanese jail, his incarceration extended until well into the New Year.At least a few analysts think the timing suspicious — Carlos Ghosn was trying to deepen the corporate ties just at a time when Nissan’s board was seeking more independence — and this tempest-in-a-tax-avoidance teapot but a palace coup. Those suspicions are made all the more real with the recent news that Nissan and Renault — which continues to support Ghosn as its leader — can’t even agree to meet to discuss a road forward. This one’s going to end in tears, folks, and, like most divorces, there will be no winners.And finally, an automaker — I have no idea which one — will find itself on the wrong end of a wrongful death civil suit. So far, we’ve let Silicon Valley off the hook with the deaths related to autonomous driving, mainly, I suspect— and you should be reading this as an indictment of us all — because Joshua Brown (a corporate executive who bragged about Tesla’s Autopilot system) and Elaine Herzberg (a homeless and meth-abusing resident of Tempe, Arizona) were not sympathetic victims.But what happens when a robot-driven automobile hits a pigtailed six-year-old running into the street after her favourite puppy? Don’t bother trying to paint me as the only cynic in the crowd: Audi’s famed 1980s unintended acceleration incident would still be a buried-in-the-obituaries, technology-gone-mad story had not one of the company’s supposedly errant 5000s pinned six-year-old Joshua Bradosky against a garage wall. advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di "superfan" ‹ Previous Next ›last_img

ASHAs get pictorial flipchart to promote early detection, treatment of leprosy

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first_img Add Comment By EH News Bureau on January 28, 2021 Share Read Article Anti Leprosy DayMoHFWNational Leprosy Eradication ProgrammeSasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) InitiativeWHO MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Flipchart to reach over three lakh ASHAs in six leprosy-endemic states: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West BengalIn the run up to Anti Leprosy Day on January 30, Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative, National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India (MoHFW), and WHO India jointly launched a pictorial flipchart on leprosy for Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs).As per a statement, produced jointly by Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative, NLEP and WHO India, the flipchart printed in Hindi, Gujarati, Oriya, and Bengali languages is being delivered to 300,000 ASHAs in six leprosy-endemic states: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal.In conjunction with this launch, WHO India will be releasing short online animation films in regional languages for ASHAs to learn how to use this flipchart effectively. This training package will strengthen ASHA’s skills in facilitating early case detection and treatment which is key for further reducing disease burden.Sharing her thoughts on the flipchart and how it will aid ASHA workers, Rekha Shukla, Joint Secretary, Health & Family Welfare said, “Government of India is committed to making India leprosy free. National Leprosy Eradication Programme is focusing on early and active detection of leprosy cases in order to ensure complete treatment, prevention of physical disabilities and to stop the community transmission. ASHAs are the main front line workers in case detection activities, and incentives have been provided for ASHAs to even carry out the regular screening rounds in the endemic areas. ASHA flipbooks are an important IEC tool not only for ASHAs, but also for the community.”As per the release, globally 202,189 new cases of leprosy were detected in 2019 of which South-east Asia accounted for 143,787 new cases. This is 71 per cent of global new cases. In India, 114,451 new cases were detected in the financial year 2019-2020. This represents 80 per cent of total new cases found in South-East Asia and 57 per cent of global new cases.The MoHFW has made concerted efforts to detect and treat cases early with special leprosy case detection campaigns and other activities. This has had a significant impact on controlling leprosy. In a revamped effort to further reduce leprosy cases, the Ministry recently announced an array of measures to widen population screening and make active case detection a regular activity.Lack of public awareness about leprosy is one of the major problems that India is facing in its efforts against the disease. It is hoped that these pictorial learning materials will assist ASHAs to develop a correct understanding of the disease and encourage community members to support their activities. It will promote self-examination and encourage people to consult an ASHA or visit a government health facility if leprosy signs and symptoms are detected.Highlighting the role of ASHAs, Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman, Nippon Foundation and WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, who is also a recipient of the 2018 Gandhi Peace Prize said that the activities done by ASHAs are a key to achieve leprosy-free India, a dream of Mahatma Gandhi, and he hoped that the flipchart launched can be of help for their activities. Health policies News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 I really appreciate this post. I’ve been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on this blog. You have made my day! I think this is an engaging and eye-opening material. Thank you so much for caring about your content and your readers. Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha ASHAs get pictorial flipchart to promote early detection, treatment of leprosy Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Akhil Arya 4 months Comments (1) Related Posts The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionalslast_img

Wise continues whirlwind ascent with first win

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first_imgDALLAS – Still shy of his 22nd birthday, Aaron Wise continues to prove himself to be a quick learner. Wise went from unheralded prospect to NCAA individual champ seemingly in the blink of an eye while at the University of Oregon. After eschewing his final two years of eligibility in Eugene, he won in Canada on the Mackenzie Tour in his third start as a professional. He continued a quick learning curve with a win last year on the Web.com Tour to propel him to the big leagues, and he didn’t flinch while going toe-to-toe with Jason Day two weeks ago, even though the result didn’t go his way. Faced with another opportunity to take down a top-ranked Aussie, Wise made sure he got the job done Sunday at the AT&T Byron Nelson – even though it took until dark. With mid-day rains turning a firm and fast layout into a birdie barrage, Wise seamlessly switched gears and put his first PGA Tour title on ice in impressive fashion with a bogey-free 65. Deadlocked with Marc Leishman to start the day, Wise made six birdies in his first 10 holes and coasted to a three-shot win as the leaders barely beat the setting sun to avoid an anticlimactic Monday finish at Trinity Forest Golf Club. Full-field scores from the AT&T Byron Nelson AT&T Byron Nelson: Articles, photos and videos As it turned out, the hardest part of the day was enduring the four-hour weather delay alongside his mother, Karla, as his afternoon tee time turned into a twilight affair. “She was talking to me in the hotel about what a win could mean, what a second could mean, kind of taking me through all that,” Wise said. “I was like, I’ve got to calm down. I can’t just sit here. I said, ‘You’ve got to go.’ I kind of made her leave the room.” Wise displayed some jitters right out of the gates, with a nervy three-putt par on the opening hole. But with several players going on birdie runs to turn what seemed like a two-man race into a much more wide-open affair, Wise went on a tear of his own with four birdies in a row on Nos. 7-10. That gave him a window over Leishman and the rest of the chase pack, and he never looked back. “I talked to myself and kind of made myself trust my putting,” Wise said. “These greens out here are really tricky, and for me to roll those putts in on 8 and 9 really kind of separated things.” Leishman had held at least a share of the lead after each round, and the 34-year-old veteran was looking for his third win in the last 14 months. But a bogey on No. 10 coincided with a Wise birdie to boost the rookie’s advantage from two shots to four, and Leishman never got closer than three shots the rest of the way. “He holed putts he needed to hole, and I didn’t,” Leishman said. “Hit a couple loose shots where I could have probably put a bit of pressure on him, and didn’t. And that’s probably the difference in the end.” Instead of sitting next to a trophy in Dallas, Wise could have been closing out his senior season next week with an NCAA appearance at Karsten Creek. But the roots of his quick climb trace back to the Master of the Amateurs in Australia in December 2015, a tournament he won and one that gave him confidence that he could hold his own against the best in the world. He returned to Eugene and promptly told his coach, Casey Martin, that he planned to turn pro in the spring. The same dogged confidence that drove that decision has been the guiding force behind a whirlwind ascent through every rung of the professional ladder. “I just have a lot of belief in myself. I didn’t come from a lot. A lot of people don’t know that. I didn’t get to travel a bunch when I played junior golf,” Wise said. “Kind of all along it’s been very, very few moments to shine and I have had to take advantage of them.” Despite that belief, even Wise admits that he’s “shocked” to turn only his second real chance to contend at this level into a maiden victory. But fueled by the memories of a close call two weeks ago, he put the lessons learned at Quail Hollow to quick use while taking the next step in an increasingly promising career arc. “It was awesome, everything I dreamed of,” Wise said. “To walk up 18, knowing I kind of had it locked up, was pretty cool.”last_img