India and Italy sign MoU in health

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app By salil sule on December 1, 2017 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” India and Italy sign MoU in health Share Related Posts News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre”center_img Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The MoU is to establish comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation between the two countries by pooling technical, scientific, financial and human resourcesIndia and Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector in New Delhi recently. JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Beatrice Lorenzin, Health Minister of Italy signed the MoU in the presence of senior officers from the health ministry and a high level delegation from Italy.Nadda stated that both the countries share a strong and rich traditional relationship which has been enhanced by high level visits. Also, there is a mutual interest in the promotion of stronger ties in the health sector, he added. The MoU recognises the potential for exchanges in the health sector between the two countries and the need to tap the capabilities and opportunities in a focused and comprehensive manner, Shri Nadda stated.The objective of this MoU is to establish comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation between the two countries in the field of health by pooling technical, scientific, financial and human resources with the ultimate goal of upgrading the quality and reach of human, material and infrastructural resources involved in healthcare, medical education and training, and research in both countries.The main areas of cooperation include:Exchange and training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and experts;Assistance in development of human resources and setting up of health care facilities;Short-term training of human resources in health;Regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics and exchange of information thereon;Promotion of business development opportunities in pharmaceuticals;Procurement of generic and essential drugs and assistance in sourcing of drug supplies;Procurement of health equipment and pharma products;Collaboration in the prevention of NCDs of mutual interest, such as neurocardiovascular diseases, cancer, COPDs, mental health and dementia, with an emphasis on SDG3 and related factors;Collaboration in the field of climate change impact on communicable diseases and vector borne diseases;Nutritional aspects of food intake, including malnutrition (over-nutrition and under-nutrition) in the light of the SDG2 and organisation of nutritional services;Safety of production, transformation, distribution and food delivery;Research and training of food industry operators;Information and communication to citizens on hygiene and food safety and healthy eating habits; andAny other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided upon. Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

House Approves New Road Traffic Act

first_imgAdvertisements Story HighlightsA new Road Traffic Act was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 10.The Bill was piloted by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy.The Government took the decision to repeal the existing Road Traffic Act, promulgated in 1938, and replace it with a new Act that is in keeping with international best practices for road safety. House Approves New Road Traffic Act ParliamentNovember 11, 2015Written by: Latonya Linton FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedUK Prime Minister Lauds Effort to Tackle Crimecenter_img RelatedPM Says Jamaica/UK Partnership Vital to Economic Programme RelatedSenate Continues Debate on CCJ Bills Tomorrow A new Road Traffic Act was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 10.The Bill was piloted by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy.The Government took the decision to repeal the existing Road Traffic Act, promulgated in 1938, and replace it with a new Act that is in keeping with international best practices for road safety.Also, since the old Act was promulgated, there has been phenomenal development in the design of motor vehicles and roads, thus rendering various descriptions and requirement in the Act obsolete.Opening the debate on the Bill recently, Dr. Guy noted that there was need for a new Road Traffic law that will “ensure that we have something that is modern, that addresses some of the issues that have been plaguing us on the road, and to bring this Act into the 21st Century.”The Bill covers areas such as the establishment of the Island Traffic Authority and its functions, the road code, classification of vehicles, revocation of certificate of fitness, application, grant and refusal of learners permit or driver’s licence, and offences relating to the licensing of a driver.The legislation will be sent to the Senate for its approval.last_img read more

Alphabet completes holding company restructure

first_img Related Tags Author AlphabetGoogle Home Alphabet completes holding company restructure Alphabet is creating a new holding company called XXVI Holdings, which will legally separate Google from other business units such as those focusing on self-driving cars, and medical device and data – the reason Alphabet was formed in the first place.“As a result of the corporate reorganisation, Alphabet and Google will be able to operate in a more efficient, economical, and transparent manner, allowing the companies to concentrate on their revenue generating activities,” the company said in a filing with the US Federal Communications Commission.The other units, called Other Bets, are now subsidiaries of Alphabet on the same legal footing as Google. The new holding company will own equity of each business unit, including Google.Other Bets covers a wide range of initiatives including Nest, driverless cars, smart cities, health initiatives, fibre networks, drones and balloons.Google co-founder Larry Page announced Alphabet in August 2015 to manage its established businesses alongside separate companies for its other, less profitable activities, but technically those units were still subsidiaries of Google.Another element of the reorganisation involves Google changing from a corporation to a limited liability company.Bloomberg quoted Dana Hobart, a litigator at Buchalter law firm in Los Angeles, as saying the changes: “allows the parent company to limit the exposure of the various obligations of the LLCs. For example, if one of the LLCs has its own debt, only that LLC will end up being responsible for payment of that debt.”Gina Weakley Johnson, an Alphabet company representative, told Bloomberg: “We’re updating our corporate structure to implement the changes we announced with the creation of Alphabet in 2015.” She added the process is more of a legal formality.XXVI is the number of letters in the alphabet expressed in Roman numerals, the report said. Saleha Riaz Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IAcenter_img Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Español Previous ArticleEU wants power on tech company acquisitionsNext ArticleKorean court rejects Qualcomm antitrust challenge Google taps retail with NYC store AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 04 SEP 2017 Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RANlast_img read more

Don’t trust Hungary’s conservative greenwashing

first_imgUnder Orbán, Hungary has seen huge corporate tax breaks, the erosion of social and health care systems, relaxed labor laws and the highest VAT in Europe. Meanwhile, a substantial part of the funds Hungary receives from the European Union find their way to the pockets of Orbán’s inner circle, sometimes even his own family.All of this comes at the expense of effective green policies, where Orbán’s record is disastrous. Since 2013, Hungary’s carbon emissions have increased, and its share of renewables has fallen substantially. The government has abolished its environmental ministry, banned wind energy and introduced a special tax on solar panels. Together with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Orbán is now building new nuclear reactors. Last year, he vetoed the European Union’s 2050 carbon neutrality goal.In her op-ed, Varga is seeking to conceal a host of anti-green policies. But voters are not fooled by the government’s rhetoric. In October, Budapest elected the first Green mayor of a Central European capital, while Orbán’s ruling Fidesz party lost control of several major urban centers.The greater European context is important here. As the EU prepares to divert substantial funds to climate action, Varga is attempting to portray the government as “green” in order to be considered a potential recipient of EU funds earmarked for climate protection.Instead of trusting an extreme-right government and its greenwashing propaganda, the EU should be channeling funds directly to those at the forefront of the effort to fight climate change: cities. Also On POLITICO Opinion Time for a Christian conservative Green policy By Judit Varga Dávid DoroszDeputy mayor of Budapest for climate and developmentBudapest, HungaryIn her op-ed, “Time for a Christian conservative Green policy” (January 27), Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga is attempting to portray a right-wing government with a disastrous environmental record as a climate champion. This type of conservative greenwashing poses a real threat to successful climate action.Much like other right-wing populists, including U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán routinely puts corporate interests ahead of climate action.last_img read more

Take a First Look at Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle & More in Little Shop of Horrors

first_imgJonathan Groff as Seymour and Joy Woods as Chiffon. Tammy Blanchard Jonathan Groff Christian Borle Here’s a first look at the off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. Starring Tony nominees Jonathan Groff and Tammy Blanchard as Seymour and Audrey, respectively, along with Tony winner Christian Borle as Orin Scrivello D.D.S., Little Shop of Horrors is set to open at the Westside Theatre on October 17. In honor of Mushnik’s Flower Shop upcoming opening, be sure to check out the photos of this killer cast in action and plan a visit to see the monstrous plant for yourself. from $69.00 View Comments Jonathan Groff as Seymour and Christian Borle as Orin Scrivello D.D.S in Little Shop of Horrors.center_img Little Shop of Horrors View the Full Gallery Here Tammy Blanchard as Audrey and Jonathan Groff as Seymour. Related Shows Star Files Jonathan Groff in Little Shop of Horrors (Photo: Emilio Madrid)last_img read more

Vermont Community Loan Fund lends $2.14 million

first_imgVCLF lends $2,140,200 in Q4 2013, promoting job creation, emergency affordable housing, and quality child careThe Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) loaned’ $2,140,200 to Vermont’s small businesses, child care programs, community facilities and affordable housing developers in the fourth quarter of 2013, ‘ promoting’  job creation, quality child care programs, and development of emergency shelters and affordable homes.’ ‘VCLF is proud to work with Vermont’s innovative entrepreneurs, child care and social services programs, and developers of affordable housing who are creating amazing new solutions and opportunities throughout our state’ said VCLF Executive Director Will Belongia. ‘VCLF is proud to help finance these projects that are increasing opportunity, financial stability, and economic justice throughout Vermont,’ he added.Tina Conn and Van Nhum Tran, Essex JunctionWhen Tina Conn and her fiancé, Van Nhum Tran, wanted to purchase the property in which Conn’s business, Crystal Nail Salon, has been located for more than ten years, they came to VCLF to help with financing. The loan resulted in the preservation of two full-time jobs. Additionally, other businesses located in the building provide rental income for the couple.Harbor Place, ShelburneWith Chittenden County’s homeless shelters having to turn away more and more Vermonters in need of emergency housing, Champlain Housing Trust, which creates and preserves perpetually affordable housing in northwest Vermont, arrived at a groundbreaking solution. With VCLF financing, they purchased a former motel, which now provides 60 short-term, transitional homes. ‘ ‘ champlainhousingtrust.orgHollister Hill Bed & Breakfast, MarshfieldBob and Lee Light bought Hollister Hill Farm in 1983, where they milked cows there for 15 years, before converting their home to B&B. The farm raises beefalo, pigs, chickens and turkeys, supplying their farm store as well as providing an agri-touristic experience for guests. When their indispensible tractor needed a new transmission, they came to VCLF to fund its repair, resulting in the preservation of one full and one part-time job.’  www.hollisterhillfarm.com(link is external)Housing Trust of Rutland County, Watkins School, RutlandRutland’s Watkins School served as an elementary school from its construction in 1895 through the 1970s. ‘ In 2013, the Housing Trust of Rutland County, a non-profit developer of affordable housing, purchased the historically-significant property with funding from VCLF, to adapt for residential use. ‘ The renovation will create 15 perpetually affordable 1-bedroom apartments for seniors, as well as 17 construction jobs. www.housingrutland.org(link is external)’ J & M Fields, Forests and Firewood, DorsetJohn White became ill three years ago. Self-employed and without health insurance, he had no choice but to sell his log skidder to cover medical costs. Today, with help from VCLF, he has purchased a new one, and is back at work in the woods.’ Mike’s Hobbies and Raceway, RutlandMike’s Hobbies & Raceway, a fixture in Rutland for 30 years, had been financing their inventory of model railroads, boats, cars, planes and rockets, collectible coins and stamps and other specialty hobby items, via high-cost credit cards. VCLF provided owner Lee Vaillancourt with a less expensive option by refinancing the existing debt and providing a loan for inventory, preserving one full-time and one part-time job. www.mikeshobbies.com(link is external)Packard Lofts, BurlingtonHartland Group Community Developers approached VCLF to help fund their Packard Lofts project, creating 25 affordable homes for rental in downtown Burlington. The loan also led to the creation of 28 construction jobs. hartlandgroup.bizTurtles ‘n Tots, JohnsonTurtles ‘n Tots, the only licensed child care center in Johnson, has been a VCLF borrower since their opening in 2012. This year, owner Michelle Tallman came back to VCLF for another loan to help cover costs associated with expanding her program from 35 children/families served to 50.’  She’ll also employ two more Vermonters, for a total of 10.The Vermont Community Loan Fund’s mission is to create opportunities that lead to healthy communities and financial stability for all Vermonters. Since our inception we’ve lent over $80 million to small businesses, affordable housing developers and community-based organizations that has created or preserved over 3,600 jobs; built or rehabilitated more than 3,200 affordable homes for Vermont’s families, individuals and seniors;’  created or preserved quality care for over 2,800 children and their families and supported community organizations providing vital services to hundreds of thousands of Vermonters.VCLF 1.8.2014‘last_img read more

Briefly noted: R Park tennis courts being replaced; Bollier criticizes proposal that could hinder LGBT parents from adopting

first_imgRoeland Park officials marked the start of the court replacement project with a groundbreaking ceremony in March. Photo courtesy city of Roeland Park.Roeland Park set to start replacement of R Park tennis courts. Some of the first tennis courts in Johnson County will be replaced and made ready again for play in the coming months. Roeland Park officials in March celebrated groundbreaking of a project to replace the two tennis courts that were original to Roeland Park Elementary School on the site of what is now R Park. The total project budget is about $174,000, with grants of $20,000 from the National US Tennis Association and $12,000 from the Missouri Valley Regional USTA going toward the construction costs. City officials estimate the new courts will be open by June.Bollier speaks out against effort to allow faith-based adoption agencies to refuse placement with LGBT parents. Mission Hills Sen. Barbara Bollier was among the critics of a effort advanced in the legislature last week that would allow faith-based adoption agencies, like Catholic Charities, to refuse considering placement of kids in homes with LGBT parents. Bollier said doing so would send Kansas “down a path to theocracy.” [Kansas Adoption/Foster Rules Update Snagged Over Whether Religious Agencies Can Shut Out Gay Parents — KCUR]last_img read more

Marie’s brave promise to boost light rail

first_imgAT A FORUM in London on July 8 the President of the Union of European Railway Industries Rolf Eckrodt and his counterpart at the International Union of Public Transport Jean-Paul Bailly signed a Memorandum of Understanding on terms and conditions for procurement contracts. Although largely symbolic, the MoU marks the first concrete result of the Mass Transit Rail Initiative for Europe. Marie was set up by Unife, UITP and the European Commission’s Industry and Transport directorates in March 1998. It is intended to boost the European urban rail market, with cost savings through harmonisation, more transparent procurement, and closer partnerships between suppliers and operators.Noting that rail patronage is static or growing only slightly when the car’s market share is four times bigger and climbing rapidly, Bailly told the first Marie plenary forum, held in conjunction with the Unife General Assembly, that the time had come for the industry to ’stop fighting over shares of a shrinking pie, and work together to grow the business.’ Reiterating his call for public transport to play a bigger role in the search for sustainable mobility (RG 7.99 p411), Bailly said rail’s environmental advantages had to be backed up by a concerted drive to bring down costs. VDV General Secretary Prof Dr-Ing Adolf Müller-Hellmann said the vision was ’to make rail mass transit the natural choice for future conurbations, fast, efficient and easy-to-use.’ He favoured further automation, dual-mode operation to eliminate interchanges, and universal smart-card ticketing. But he warned that ’the car will be forgiven everything in the search for boundless mobility’ – even an annual death toll way over 10000 people in Europe alone.Working groups make progressPresenting the results of Marie’s four working groups, team leaders Andrew Foster and Marc Girardot said that the first decision had been to concentrate on light rail, which was the fastest growing market sector. Most progress has been made by the Terms & Conditions group. This aimed to reduce the disparity between national procurement practices, and produce common guidelines on such matters as intellectual property rights, warranties and liabilities, contract variations, liquidated damages and force majeure. Following the signing of the MoU, the non-binding guidelines will be circulated to all Unife and UITP members, with the aim of getting feedback on their practicality over the next couple of years. The Life-Cycle Costing group found that operators used LCC to compare tender bids, but the suppliers saw it more as a mechanism to design-in product reliability or raise finance. It feels LCC offers a way to optimise product life, maintenance routines, tendering, and contract management and help feedback of operating experience into product design. Terms and definitions have been agreed between UITP, Unife and UIC, and the next step is to seek agreement on how to apply the various elements of LCC.Noting a clear relationship between the availability and nature of funding and the design of light rail schemes, the Financial Engineering working group is looking at alternatives to the traditional reliance on public sector grants. The results of an independent study will be presented at a conference later this year. Probably the most controversial proposals are from the Design group, which is looking to issue recommendations for harmonising key system interfaces, essential safety requirements and levels of performance. Foster says there is a need to learn from the aircraft and car industries where common designs and volume production keep costs down. He feels that harmonisation of standards will increase choice and allow innovation, which would be ruled out by prescriptive standardisation. However, a list of proposed interface specifications circulated last September brought a mixed response. For new lines, these envisage bi-directional LRVs 2·65m wide with a 350 mm floor height, 1435mm gauge and 750 V DC. However there are problems with differing road width standards, disabled access and crashworthiness requirements. The group would like to find four to six cities planning new light rail lines prepared to act as a testbed for the harmonised specifications over the next few years. When asked about the application of harmonised standards to the many diverse light rail networks developed over the past 20 years, Eckrodt suggested that ’backwards compatibility’ would be achieved gradually through the introduction of modular components or sub-systems, as well as the suppliers’ own drive towards a product platform approach.last_img read more

EPL: Alonso Brace Rescue Draw For Chelsea

first_imgMarco Alonso struck twice as Chelsea stormed back from a goal down to snatch a 2-2 draw away to AFC Bournemouth in their Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.Alonso opened scoring by firing a rebound after Olivier Giroud had flicked a Reece James cross on to the bar.Giroud should have made it 2-0 soon after the restart, but he contrived to miss the target from point-blank range.The miss proved costly as Lerma and King netted in the 54th and 57th minutes to gift Bournemouth a temporary lead but Alonso had other plans for the afternoon as he headed in a rebound after Ramsdale had parried a shot from Pedro.Chelsea will stay fourth no matter what happens this weekend – they’re four points above Manchester United and five clear of Tottenham and Sheffield United.Relatedlast_img read more

New Bachelorette star Clare Crawley reveals she went through a “really abusive relationship”

first_imgABC/Paul Hebert(LOS ANGELES) — Clare Crawley is opening up on painful past experiences and how much she has grown in recent years.While appearing on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast on Tuesday, Crawley explained that there is a lot in her life that she did not reveal while appearing on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season 18 of The Bachelor.“I didn’t even share with my friends — some of my family knew about it — but I had just gone through a really, really abusive relationship going into Juan Pablo’s season,” she said.She said following her departure from Galavis’ season, she needed to take time to process what had happened and what she wanted to work on in the future.“I was just starting to do the work, I was just starting to crack myself open and kind of find out all about me and why I had had that moment, but even more so all the stuff leading up to it that I had to still process,” Crawley told the podcast’s co-hosts Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin.She also detailed her struggles with low self-esteem and how that affected her reaction to hearing she was cast as the Bachelorette.“I grew up having no self confidence because of a lot of things that have happened in my life, not believing in myself and not feeling worthy of a lot of stuff,” she shared. “That is something that is kind of at my core, that when things are hard or challenging, it kind of reverts to that unknowingly.”She said she wants her potential match to know about her past experiences and how she was shaped by them.“I want the man of my dreams to see the worst of me, to know the worst of me,” she said.By Megan StoneCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more