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

Aster DM Healthcare posts ₹ 2,150 crore revenue in Q3FY19

first_imgAster DM Healthcare posts ₹ 2,150 crore revenue in Q3FY19 Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News By EH News Bureau on February 14, 2019 Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Aster DM HealthcareDr Azad MoopenEBITDARevenue In 9MFY19, revenue from operations improved by 17 per cent to ₹ 5,762 croreAster DM Healthcare announced its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2018. Revenue from operations for Q3FY19 was up by 19 per cent to ₹ 2,150 crore as against ₹ 1,814 crore in Q3FY18. EBITDA was up by 54 per cent to ₹ 263 crore from ₹ 172 crore in Q3 FY18. PAT adjusted for the exceptional income in previous year grew by 42 per cent from ₹ 71 crore in Q3FY18 to ₹ 100 crore in current quarter.The company’s strong growth is a reflection of its focus on quality healthcare, the strength of its diversified healthcare offerings and a strong thrust on enhancing efficiencies.In Q3FY19, revenue from operations improved by 19 per cent to ₹ 2,150 crore compared to₹ 1,814 crore Q3FY18. EBITDA (excluding other income) increased by 54 per cent Y-o-Y to ₹ 263 crore compared to ₹ 172 crore. PAT, adjusted for exceptional income in previous year, increased to ₹ 100 crore compared to ₹ 71 crore.In 9MFY19, revenue from operations improved by 17 per cent to ₹ 5,762 crore compared to₹ 4,937 crore in 9MFY18. EBITDA, excluding other income, grew by 47 per cent Y-o-Y to ₹ 513 crore compared to ₹ 350 crore. PAT, adjusted for exceptional income in previous year, increased to ₹ 125 crore compared to loss of ₹ 6 croreCommenting on the performance for Q3 and 9MFY19, Dr Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare, said, “We are happy with our performance growth in a quarter wherein seasonality plays to our advantage. We have done well both sequentially and on a corresponding quarter basis. Our business in India is growing well and we are making progress here. Our expansion in our brand across geographies will definitely help our global foot print. Our strategy here is to work on setting up two hospital every year and gradually increasing the capacity utilisation. Over a period of time we also strongly believe that the Ayushman Bharat scheme will give opportunities for some of our businesses in tier 2 cities. The GCC businesses also holds strong especially with majority of the geographies moving towards mandatory insurance. With major part of the financial year gone by and our performance positively reflected in our results, we are confident on ending the year on a strong note with a strong focus on clinical excellence and expansion.” Read Article Add Comment WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Comments (0)last_img read more

Little Pub owner tells how he lost his apartment

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Former owner of the famous Little Pub Hotel and Restaurant in Ocho Rios, Keith Foote, told the FINSAC Enquiry Tuesday (March 8) how a $5 million National Commercial Bank (NCB) loan cost him his $10 million penthouse apartment in 2002, after he had repaid over $40 million. Mr. Foote was one of two witnesses testifying at the enquiry being held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston. Commissioners Worrick Bogle, chairman, Charles Ross and Justice Henderson Downer are reviewing the impact of the 1990s financial meltdown, the Government-owned Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) and the sale of the non-performing loans to Texan firm Jamaica Redevelopment Foundation, Inc.   The other witness, businessman Albert Jonas, said his family is on the verge of homelessness, as their home in Irish Town, St. Andrew is being auctioned to repay a $500,000 loan which has grown to $2.5 million. Mr. Foote was a popular St. Ann tourism figure up to 2002, when fire gutted the Little Pub Complex in Ocho Rios, leaving him with $20 million in losses, just four years after he had borrowed $5 million from NCB to repair the complex following Hurricane Gilbert. He said he serviced the loan for several years until FINSAC took over the NCB. “The rapidly rising interest rates had made it virtually impossible for me to keep up with the payments. I remember a time in the 1990s when interest rates rose to 90 percent,” Foote told the Commission. By that time, he had repaid $15 million, but at a meeting in Kingston, arranged by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) to help him, he was told he still owed $33 million. “I tried to urge the FINSAC representatives to grant me some reprieve, as I had by now paid more than three times the amount I borrowed. This was to no avail. FINSAC demanded that I pay $33 million to settle the debt,” he informed the Commission.                             He said that faced with the prospect of losing his business, he went to Capital and Credit Merchant Bank and borrowed $30 million. He paid $26 million to FINSAC on his debt, and used $4 million for bank charges, quantity surveyors, accountants and property taxes. However, he admitted that he lost a number of those documents in a fire in 2004. He said that with the $26 million payment, he had repaid over $41 million on the principal debt of $5 million. However, FINSAC insisted that he pay an outstanding $7 million, or face the prospect of losing the Complex. He was given two weeks to pay. He said he told FINSAC’s representatives that he could not find the remainder, and was told the only option would be to transfer his penthouse apartment at Fisherman’s Point to FINSAC. “I pleaded with them to allow me to keep my apartment and to settle the remainder by paying in monthly installments. They refused to allow this,” he stated. Mr. Foote said that his “back was against the all”. “I could not afford to lose the complex, which was the source of my livelihood. I had no choice but to accede to FINSAC’s demand. I transferred the apartment to FINSAC in about 2002 and moved out,” he told the Commission. FINSAC sold the apartment, which he valued at between $10 million and $12.5 million, for $3.3 million to a real estate broker. He noted that after the sale, the purchaser of the apartment secured a mortgage for $10 million on the security of the property. The property was again mortgaged for $14 million in December, 2007. Mr. Foote said he felt he was treated unfairly by FINSAC, as he was coerced into giving up his home, even after he had paid in excess of 75% of the amount “which they claimed I owed.” “Other FINSAC debtors got write offs of over 98%, what would have operated to disqualify me from a 25% write off? What were the qualifying criteria for write offs?” the hotelier asked the Commission. Mr. Jonas, who had borrowed $500,000 from the Jamaica Citizens Bank in 1995 to import a 1988 Ford pick-up for his family handcraft business, says he still owed the Jamaica Redevelopment Foundation $2.5 million in October, 2010. “I am now faced with the prospect of homelessness, in the event that my home is sold. I would have nowhere to go,” he informed the Commission. He said he is “desperately seeking help to find any means, measures, policies or help” to be spared homelessness. RelatedLittle Pub owner tells how he lost his apartment RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedLittle Pub owner tells how he lost his apartment Advertisements Little Pub owner tells how he lost his apartment InformationMarch 10, 2011 By BALFORD HENRY, JIS Reporter & Editorlast_img read more

Gov’t to replace commodity boards

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Dr. Christopher Tufton, says the Government will gradually dismantle commodity boards, and replace them with a structure with minimal state involvement, maximum private sector entrepreneurship and Jamaican brand protection. “Our position is that commodity boards today, whether it is the banana board, the coffee board, the cocoa board or the spices board, are outdated. They are no longer relevant to the times that we live in,” he explained. Dr. Tufton was speaking at the launch of the country’s first Jamaica Blue Mountain (Jablum) decaffeinated coffee, by the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory Limited, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston on Tuesday April 12. The Ministry has undertaken the first study of a major project towards this restructuring, and consultations are being held with the various stakeholders, he said. “The truth of the matter is that commodity boards, for the most part in their traditional form, are a hindrance to private sector development and expansion. They don’t help the process,” Dr. Tufton commented. He stated that while this structure worked in the past, when commodities were being exported to Europe for set prices and in set quantities, the regime has changed. “Europe has changed, laws have changed, trade arrangements have changed and we should be wiser that commodities (boards) are not going cut it anymore. We are a country that has a brand, Jamaica, and we should position that brand, using our own intellectual capacity,” he asserted. Jablum decaffeinated coffee is a collaboration of the company’s United States-based agent, Blue Mountain Coffee Inc. and Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc., a Canadian coffee plant. “This achievement represents a coup, because Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is universally regarded as the world’s finest and, therefore, fetches a premium price in the specialty coffee market,” Chief Executive Officer of Mavis Bank Coffee Factory Limited, Senator Norman Grant, told the gathering. He explained that Swiss Water processes the beverage to 99.9 per cent caffeine free, with a chemical free process that uses water from the mountains of British Columbia, Canada and a proprietary caffeine-specific carbon regeneration technology to remove the caffeine. “Leading the science of decaffeination, the Swiss Water process was chosen not only because it is an environmentally friendly decaffeination method, but also because it maintains the unique characteristics of the world renowned Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee,” he stated. Close to one million pounds of coffee green beans are exported, in barrels and bags, under the Mavis Bank label, predominantly to Japan (70 percent) and the Untied States, and in smaller quantities to Europe, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, and China. China is the most recent, following a shipment by the Coffee Industry Board last week. In addition, some 400,000 pounds of coffee is roasted at the Mavis Bank plant, and sold under the Jablum brand, both as roasted beans and roasted and ground products. The Mavis Bank Coffee Factory, formed in 1920, is Jamaica’s oldest coffee factory and largest processing facility. RelatedGov’t to replace commodity boards Gov’t to replace commodity boards AgricultureApril 13, 2011 RelatedGov’t to replace commodity boards Advertisements RelatedGov’t to replace commodity boards By ALPHEA SAUNDERS, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

OCA Submits Recommendations on Caring Uncontrollable Children

first_imgRelatedOCA Submits Recommendations on Caring Uncontrollable Children OCA Submits Recommendations on Caring Uncontrollable Children CultureMarch 18, 2013 RelatedOCA Submits Recommendations on Caring Uncontrollable Children RelatedOCA Submits Recommendations on Caring Uncontrollable Childrencenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) has submitted a report to the Houses of Parliament outlining a list of recommendations on how to care for children, who are deemed “uncontrollable”. The report entitled: ‘Focusing on the Uncontrollable Child: Recommendations to the Houses of Parliament’, was tabled in the Senate on Friday, March 15. In its foreword, Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, said it is hoped that “these recommendations will be transformed into the recognition that there is a need for action” and that the matter has to be treated as priority. The recommendations, she said, are evidence-based and “attempt to present a practical snapshot of the situation in its current form. It is the view that this approach should assist members of the Houses of Parliament to appreciate the extent of the dilemma and the urgency of the situation.” Among the proposals is for the setting up of a facility for children, who exhibit maladaptive behaviour patterns, and who need special services geared toward addressing the underlying causes. The report stated that the therapeutic facility should be appropriately staffed with forensic psychiatrist, forensic nurses, counselling and clinical psychologists. It said that in very extreme cases, where the court determines that the child is best suited for placement in a correctional facility, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) should undertake a complete psychiatric and psychological assessment of the child. In relation to girls in adult detention facilities, the OCA recommends that these girls be professionally assessed by mental health experts to determine whether there are underlying traumatic experiences that have caused the behaviour.Another recommendation is that suitable safe houses be identified and equipped with the suitable security features, so that they may accommodate the present cohort of girls who have been placed in adult facilities for uncontrollable behaviour.The report also noted that any child, who is alleged to be uncontrollable by his or her parent, or one who has care, custody and control of such a child, should necessarily be subjected to an assessment by a forensic psychiatric professional.According to the report, a situation analysis was conducted in respect of female wards resident at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre. Additionally, data was collected from the DCS, with the aim of obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the composition of the entire juvenile population within the correctional services.There were also extensive consultations with a psychiatrist and psychologist, who have amassed a great deal of experience from working with this population of juveniles and other juveniles outside the correctional services, who have also demonstrated maladaptive behaviour.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

Vodacom launches mobile 5G in South Africa

first_img Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 04 MAY 2020 Manny Pham Manny joined Mobile World Live in September 2019 as a reporter based in London. He has previous experience in telecoms having worked for B2B publication Mobile News for three years where he climbed up to the position of Features Editor…. Read more South African operator Vodacom Group laid claim to activating Africa’s first commercial mobile 5G network, speeding its launch using temporary spectrum released to help operators meet heightened demand during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.In a statement, Vodacom said it lit 20 5G sites in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, offering mobile and fixed wireless access (FWA) services.The operator used one block of 50MHz in the 3.5GHz band, temporary spectrum allocated by regulator ICASA, to “fast-track” its 5G launch and further mitigate increased traffic during the Covid-19 outbreak. The operator reported a 40 per cent jump in mobile traffic after the country introduced lockdown measures in early April.Shameel Joosub, Vodacom CEO, said the launch in South Africa “comes at an important time as it will help us improve our network efficiency” during the state-of-emergency.“This is largely due to the allocation of temporary spectrum by ICASA, which has already mitigated the network congestion we have experienced since the start of the lockdown period”, Joosub added.Vodacom said it will expand the service as more smartphones, Wi-Fi and FWA routers come to market. Vodacom is currently offering the LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone and Huawei 5G CPE Pro router.Joosub outlined ambitions to launch its 5G network earlier this year after signing a roaming agreement to use Liquid Telecom’s 3.5GHz spectrum.In 2018, Vodacom claimed to have launched the first 5G service in Africa, with a FWA set-up in Lesotho. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Home Vodacom launches mobile 5G in South Africa Related Previous ArticleIntel makes move for MoovitNext ArticleT-Mobile, partners trial SA 5G center_img Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Author Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Asia 5GVodacomlast_img read more

Pettersen leads North Texas Shootout by 1

first_imgIRVING, Texas – Suzann Pettersen was prepared for a much longer break from the LPGA when she started having more back problems. When she had similar pain a decade ago, she was out of action for about eight months. But Pettersen missed only a month this time, and the 33-year-old Norwegian is already on top of the leaderboard again after a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Thursday in the first round of the North Texas LPGA Shootout. ”I feel good. I mean very patient. Just really just trying to enjoy being back,” Pettersen said. ”I got to kind of pace myself a little bit. I can’t do too much early in the week. So I have a lot of spare time to fool around with. … I really can’t go hit balls on the range. I play whatever I need to play and then just try to give my body a little bit of break.” Pettersen had a one-stroke lead over playing partner Cristie Kerr, Michelle Wie, Caroline Masson, Christina Kim, Cydney Clanton and Dori Carter. Pettersen is playing her second tournament since withdrawing before the Kia Classic in late March, and being told rest was the way to heal her back. The world’s fourth-ranked player tied for 28th in San Francisco last week. ”It’s been a little bit achy early this week. So taking it a little bit careful,” she said. ”But last week was nice to be back. It’s always tough when you come back from something like that when you’re so out of play. You’re not even close to be playing. And then next thing you know the pain is gone and you can start hitting balls, and to bring back the mentality straightaway.” Pettersen took sole possession of the lead when she birdied Nos. 7 and 8, her 16th and 17th holes of the day at Las Colinas Country Club. Among the 35 players under par was Juli Inkster, the 53-year-old with eight major victories who shot 69. The last of Inkster’s 31 career victories came in 2006. Wie is playing with confidence and just trying to have fun, and had her 15th consecutive round of par or better. All have come in a stretch when she was the runner-up in the season’s first major, won at home in Hawaii for his first LPGA victory in nearly four years and then had another top-10 finish last week in San Francisco, not far from alma mater Stanford. ”Definitely, my confidence level is up from last year, ” said Wie, whose five top-10 finishes are already one more than she had in 26 tournaments all last season. Top-ranked Inbee Park, the defending champion, and Texas native Stacy Lewis, the highest-ranked American at No. 3, both shot 71. Park had four birdies, but the South Korean also had a bogey at the par-5 third hole, and made double bogey at the par-4 15th. ”It was just one of those kind of days,” Park said. ”Nothing went really wrong, but just a couple of bad shots that really penalized me today.” Lewis’ round included two three-putts and a one-stroke penalty when she unintentionally kicked her own ball in the No. 10 fairway. Kim hit 17 of 18 greens, while needing 31 putts in a bogey-free round that was her lowest score this season. The 30-year-old hasn’t won an LPGA event since 2005, and her best finish last season was tying for 11th at North Texas. ”Just played steady,” Kim said. ”I struck the ball really well and just kept the ball in front of me and was able to find it after every swing.” Masson started the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout last year with a bogey-free 64, and the German also was the second-round leader. ”On one hand I know I can go low here and shoot a good score. On the other hand, I kind of feel like I want to make up for the last round last year,” said Masson, who finished 15th last year after a closing 75. ”It’s positive memories, though. I mean it was a great week for me last year, just to really get going. … It’s never nice to shoot a bad last round, but I don’t have it in my head too much.”last_img read more

EVS Vacancies for Macedonians in Italy!

first_img Syncro EVS Daring 2.0 EVS in Finland EVS Vacancies for Macedonians in Italy! March 4, 2014 Published by tatjana +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Deadline: 9 March 2014Open to:  young motivated person 18-30 years old from MacedoniaBenefits: accommodation, food and pocket money, 90% of the travel costs, health insurance, visa, language course  DescriptionVicolocorto is a non-political, non profitable youth cultural association created in 2006 and based in Pesaro, Italy. It is specialized in youth work and operates in fields of non-formal and extra-school education, intercultural learning, promotion of youth mobility, volunteerism and youth participation, study and research of youth policies and activities. The Association has gained a high experience in the fields of youth policies and international mobility, involving hundreds of young people in international projects, sending and hosting EVS volunteers.The volunteer will participate actively in the association activities according to her/his needs and interests without the need of previous experiences, competences and skills as the main aim is the volunteer personal development. For this reason the project will be personalized on the aspirations and attitude of each volunteer and prepared together with them. The volunteers can decide how to modulate their volunteering schedule as their needs and according to their opening hours for 5 days at week for a total amount of 30 hours weekly. In order to let them feel free to move and to enjoy the life they’ll live in an EVS house, rented for them in the city, complete with all the comfort and close to the office. The activities will be realized in a dynamic way together with the volunteers of Vicolocorto Community, mainly in the places where local youngsters meet, in order to facilitate their social inclusion.Activities:Join the staff on spreading information activities about Europe and Youth in Action Programme through lectures and meeting with youngsters within association office or during informative events;Take part to local workshops and projects organized by Vicolocorto on intercultural dimension, empower of young people or inclusion activities;Use the media (like making videos, blog, etc.) and the social networks to spread information.There are 4 EVS vacancies in for long term projects (6 – 10 months) starting in the following dates:1 June 2014;1 July 2014;1 December 2014.EligibilityWe are looking for a young and motivated enthusiast from Macedonia that is 18-30 years old.BenefitsThe EVS project will cover the following costs:Accommodation;Food and pocket money;90% of the travel costs;Health insurance;Visa costs;Language course.  Share 0 Pocket LinkedIn 0 Training for International Electoral Observers, Italy → Similar Stories Tweet EVS Slovakia – Sign for Media: Journalism Volunteering Program for European Deaf Badminton Championships ApplicationVolunteers interested in the project should send their CV and Motivation Letter to the email address [email protected] before 9 March 2014.When you apply for the project, please specify in the subject of the email your name, surname and “EVS Italy”.More information about the organization HERE. ← Consortium Scholarships for Master in Earthquake Engineering and Seismology Redditlast_img read more

Strategic partner for India

first_imgThese days media debate is going on for strategic partners for India for taking up china on the battlefield. People cite the example of the strength of the Chinese economy and military. The Chinese economy is approx four to five times that of India whereas its army strength is approx three times that of India. Till the recent incidence of Galwan valley, the Chinese army had very high morale which is now at its lowest because of thrashing by Bihar and Punjab boys. This incidence only brought the Chinese army on the negotiating table with both govt shying away from taking responsibility for negotiations. There is no friend or foe in today’s world, it is only the economic interest which governs the relationship with other countries and there is no friendship.Indians went to Russia with big suitcase during the Galwan crisis and also signed a few deals but what Russian statement came as the dispute between China and India can be resolved through bilateral negotiations. A similar statement came from the USA for resolving the dispute. Britain came with the statement that the situation is volatile between India and China. But no country could openly come out in support of resolving the dispute between India and China. Big powers supported bilateral negotiation between India and China. The simple reason for such a statement is that every country has an economic interest with both China and India. So much so that even Chinese and Indian politicians with bureaucrats were not part of negotiations with China. Both countries left negotiations to core level officers of defence forces. India and China share a long border with three to four major irritant Galwan valley, Doklam and Arunanchal Pradesh etc. Such disputes cannot be resolved at the military level. China is serving the economic interest of both Russia and the USA and vice versa. Therefore no country is interested in antagonising China because they have economic strength and one of the biggest supplier of cheap electronics and software. Similarly, India is a big market in terms of military hardware and cheap electronic goods for the USA, Russia and even China.Chinese Army had proved them to be invincible against India after 1962 war but a recent incident of Galwan valley has proved that Indian Army is better equipped to fight against china even when they outnumbered by Chinese counterpart, they captured Chinese commanding officer which brought Chinese on negotiating table with Indian Army. Chinese are aware of the fact they logistics will not be able to support their misadventure into Indian territory. Even their Air Force also cannot support them because all of their airfields are at high altitude putting serious constraints on the load-carrying capacity.Long term strategy for India is not to win good friends but to develop our infrastructure and industrial base. The infrastructure must be built in the forward area as per agreed terms of conditions with China. Further regular surveillance both though routine border march and surveillance through drone must be carried out at irregular but frequent intervals. The intelligence gathered through drone, satellite imagery and intelligence from RAW agents must be carefully analysed by Defence Secretary, NSA and Chinese bench at MOD to assess the situation at the border. They should be accountable to any lapse not like a present situation where they kept silence over the issue and put army for negotiations. Our indigenous defence industry should work to produce military hardware in time bound manner with govt assistance and control. Further, we should also concentrate on the development of other industry like sugar, cotton, silk etc to provide jobs in the rural sector. A good strategy to win friend is to develop ourselves into the self-reliant country in every field but should not lose focus on Chinese misadventure in border areas.last_img read more

FEI Sports Forum

first_imgQualification systems for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, career progression of athletes in the business world, and international movement of horses will be the discussion topics at the second FEI Sports Forum, which will take place on April 8-9 2013. Round table sessions on Driving, Dressage, and Jumping will also be organised within the framework of the event.The Forum will be held in Lausanne (SUI) at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), a top-ranked business school that develops global leaders through high-impact executive education. Recent speakers at the school include former USA President Bill Clinton and Jamaica’s six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt.“The FEI Sports Forum is an essential platform for the FEI,” said FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos. “I encourage all the FEI stakeholders from around the world to join us in April and take part in the debate. The input generated at the Forum’s inaugural edition was extremely useful and helped us make quick progress in key areas such as the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup.“I would like to thank IMD for making their facilities available to us. The FEI is privileged to be able to host these important discussions in such a prestigious and highly-ranked educational establishment,” he added.The FEI Sports Forum, the creation of which was part of the FEI President Princess Haya’s re-election manifesto, is an annual event.Online registration for the FEI Sports Forum 2013 will open in mid-February. The supporting documents on which the discussions will be based will be published in March.The detailed program can be found here.Full details regarding the event are outlined in the video below. Tags: FEI Sports Forum, SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more