Best of the Brokers for 25 September 2015

first_img Show Comments ▼ Best of the Brokers for 25 September 2015 whatsapp Friday 25 September 2015 5:36 am Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap Express KCS Share To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] FOCUS INTERNATIONALThe most recent statement from Micro Focus, a software firm, reminds analysts at Panmure Gordon that the growth genie continues to elude the firm – and there is little to suggest its new division structure will release it. Yet Micro Focus does have growth engines in addition to superb cash generation, the analysts said. Panmure reiterated its “buy” rating and kept its target price at 1,438p.PETRA DIAMONDSCanaccord Genuity lowered its target price for Petra Diamonds to 150p from 170p yesterday, yet maintained its “buy” rating. Canaccord analysts expect the news on the rough diamond market over the next 12 months to get worse before it gets better, but believe Petra represents good value for long-term investments. The firm should benefit from rising production volumes over the next few year, they said.WYGConstruction consultants WYG’s AGM statement yesterday highlights a strong growth in the order book in the past six months. Analysts at WHIreland said the very positive number underlines WYG’s leading position in planning and developing long-term major projects and in relation to property and infrastructure more generally in the UK. As a result, WHIreland reiterated its “buy” rating and target price of 165p. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Expresslast_img read more

News / A new battleground for pallet networks as UK Mail unit is first to be squeezed out

first_img Britain’s seven surviving pallet distribution networks are jockeying for position following the decision by UK Mail Group to close its UK Pallets operation.The parcels, mail and logistics services provider warned in an interim results statement last November that its “non-core” UK Pallets arm had suffered declining profitability in recent years and was “continuing to experience a number of challenges”.UK Pallets was the group’s smallest business, contributing just 5.3% of group revenue and 2.3% of group operating profit in the year to March 2014. April-September 2014 revenues were close to the previous year’s first-half level at £13.9m, but operating profit declined by almost 60% to £200,000, which was blamed on increased network costs.While UK Mail handled record parcel volumes in the run-up to Christmas, pallet traffic remained disappointing and the group announced in its Q3 trading update in January that the business was to be wound down over a three-month period.Claims at UK Pallets’ website that it had 82 member hauliers and was continuing to grow pallet volumes, handling more than 5,500 pallets per night at its central hub in Lichfield, Staffordshire, have proved significantly exaggerated.Kevin Buchanan, group MD of rival Pall-Ex, commented: “As the proposed closure of UK Pallets progresses, we have offered our assistance to the network’s 73 member hauliers. It’s vital for haulage firms to operate without threat of disruption from top-down restructuring, so we are delighted to be the official recommended network of choice by UK Mail Group.“I’ve made no secret that I want Pall-Ex to become the clear market leader in the sector,” Buchanan added. “This potential deal takes us a step closer.”A UK Mail spokeswoman confirmed the figure of 73 members and said recent volumes had been running at 3,500 pallets per night.Pall-Ex this week welcomed Kenneth Howley Transport of Castleford, West Yorkshire, as its first new recruit from UK Pallets. Howley will cover part of the Doncaster and Wakefield postcode areas for its new organisation.Pall-Ex has said it will meet with all UK Pallets members and customers, and expects to attract more hauliers from the disbanding UK Pallet network. However, Pall-Ex was unable to comment on the potential impact extra members may have on its existing members.The underlying problem is of too many players chasing too little business.Leading UK networks such as Palletforce, Palletways and Palletline have all benefited from increased construction activity and a gradual recovery in the overall UK economy. But Buchanan admits “customers are not paying enough” in the cut-throat palletised distribution sector. The MD of one Pall-Ex member has said rates must increase 10-15% to prevent further casualties.Europe looks set to be the new battleground.Palletline, which appointed Graham Leitch as its new MD in January, offers an imports and export service to 29 countries. Palletforce is a member of the Allnet pan-European partnership, covering 42 countries and distributing around nine million pallets a year.Pallet-Track, which processes up to 10,000 pallets a night at its Wolverhampton hub and boasts 80 shareholder members, moved into Europe in September through an alliance with Hellmann Logistics Worldwide. Director Mark Pulford, who led negotiations with Hellmann, said he expected the deal to increase Pallet-Track’s overnight volumes by 10%.A spokesperson for Palletways said: “It is very unfortunate that UK Pallets is to close its business. This is a reflection of the market pressure on prices – we believe it is essential to provide added value and invest in providing service excellence for customers and not just to focus on price.”He said Palletways aimed to demonstrate that the pallet network model can succeed in Germany, Europe’s largest logistics and transport market. Palletways Deutschland is investing in a bigger capacity hub that is planned to be fully operational this autumn. The company is introducing new pallet weights and sizes, tailored specifically to the German market which it believes will open up further opportunities. By Martin Roebuck 05/02/2015last_img read more

Supreme Court upholds controversial Arkansas law that regulates pharmacy benefit managers

first_img Supreme Court upholds controversial Arkansas law that regulates pharmacy benefit managers In a blow to pharmacy benefit managers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an Arkansas law can be used to regulate these controversial middlemen in the pharmaceutical supply chain.The state law governs reimbursements rates that pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, must pay to pharmacies. Specifically, the law requires PBMs to reimburse pharmacies at or above their wholesale costs paid for generic drugs, and also prevents them from paying their own drug stores more than what is paid to other pharmacies. CVS Health, for instance, owns both a PBM and pharmacies. Log In | Learn More Adobe Ed Silverman @Pharmalot About the Author Reprints What is it? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTEDcenter_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Pharmalot What’s included? [email protected] GET STARTED Tags drug pricinglegalpharmaceuticalsSTAT+ By Ed Silverman Dec. 10, 2020 Reprintslast_img read more

Incredible Black Friday Supercars Sale on now!

first_imgIncredible Black Friday Supercars Sale on now! Northern Territory Major Events CompanyGeneral admission tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Darwin Triple Crown – and you can snap up a three-day Hot Pass for just $79 as part of a Black Friday deal. That’s a saving of $40 on the regular price.Next year’s Darwin Supercars program will be bigger than ever, with not only the Supercars taking to the track but also the Australian Superbikes and Stadium Super Trucks.The drags will further up the ante, with Nitro Up North scheduled for the Friday night. This will include the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars and Top Doorslammers.In more good news for fans of the Darwin Triple Crown weekend, the Saturday night concert will return to next year’s program.Grab your three-day Hot Pass now and secure your spot trackside for just $79. A Hot Pass usually costs $119. Visit As stated by NT Major Events CEO, Tim Watsford:“Next year’s Darwin Triple Crown promises a feast of motorsports action. We’ve never seen a program packed with so much action, and to think it will all take place right here in the Territory over the course of one weekend is epic.“It’s even more epic when you consider you can watch the Supercars, Australian Superbikes, Super Stadium Trucks and Nitro Up North over three days for just $79, and get to attend the Saturday night concert too.“There has never been such a great offer on the table, so don’t miss out. Buy your Hot Pass before midnight on Monday, 30 November, to snap up this super Black Friday deal.”As stated by Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association President, Mathew Abel:“We’re stoked to be taking part in the Darwin Triple Crown weekend as part of Nitro Up North on the Friday night.“The drag racers always put on an incredible show, so they’ll start the weekend off with a bang.” /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:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Black Friday, Darwin, deal, Government, Northern Territory, President, Racing, sale, super, visitlast_img read more

Rep. Vicki Kraft holds town hall after first week of legislative session

first_img guestLabel guestLabel Name*Email*Website I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentscenter_img Rep. Vicki Kraft holds town hall after first week of legislative sessionPosted by Chris BrownDate: Wednesday, January 22, 2020in: Newsshare 0 The 17th District Republican talked taxes, sexual education, and more at WSU Vancouver VANCOUVER — Members of the Washington State Legislature is kicking off their second week in Olympia as part of the short 60-day session. Rep. Vicki Kraft, of the 17th District, finished the first week by holding a town hall meeting at the Dengerink Administration Building on the Washington State University campus in front of around 50 people.Rep. Vicki Kraft (R-Vancouver) of the 17th Legislative District holds a town hall meeting at WSU Vancouver. Photo by Mike SchultzRep. Vicki Kraft (R-Vancouver) of the 17th Legislative District holds a town hall meeting at WSU Vancouver. Photo by Mike SchultzNow in her second term, Kraft is entering her third legislative session. This year, she was assigned to serve as a ranking minority member of the Local Government committee, as well as a member of the House Appropriations Committee and College and Workforce Development.The house is under new leadership this session, with Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) replacing Frank Chopp (D-Seattle), who stepped away from the top leadership spot after 21 years.Jinkins also becomes the first female Speaker of the House, as well as the only openly lesbian state representative.Kraft said she’s sure to find herself on the opposite end of the political spectrum from Jinkins more often than not, but Kraft did admit to being impressed that Jinkins reached out to every member of the House over the break, seeking to meet with them.“I have a lot of respect for that,” said Kraft. “There’s 98 of us.”Asked for one piece of advice she could share with the incoming speaker, Kraft said she thought for a bit and then responded, “treat others as you’d want to be treated.”“And it gets a little more difficult when you’re in Olympia, because sometimes you may not like what somebody is doing or saying,” added Kraft, “and so you may not always treat them like you might want to be treated.”One committee Kraft had to give up this year was Education, which she said she lobbied hard to remain on. They will be taking up two bills aimed at making Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) a requirement at schools across the state, something Kraft has been a vocal opponent of.“When you start bypassing parents and their rights to decide what they want taught to their children or not, I mean, this isn’t math,” said Kraft. “This isn’t English. This is a topic that most of us blush about when we talk about with our kids in the room, let alone having somebody teach it to these children, and then they role play it?”Kraft said she would prefer that school districts make information available to parents, and assist them in teaching many of the concepts available in the CSE curriculum, rather than forcing them to opt their children out if they don’t want them taking the classes.After one parent commented that he had to wait until March for another chance to view the CSE curriculum being taught at his daughter’s school, after missing a one-day chance in October, Kraft drew a round of applause when she said any parent should be able to see what their child is being taught at any time.“Those are your children. They’re not the government’s kids,” said Kraft. “I mean if OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) wants to make this available on their website and you as parents say ‘I want my students to be taught that,’ you can have the access and you can have that conversation.”Kraft said that, despite reports showing CSE can reduce risks for teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and suicidal tendencies for LGBTQ youth, many of the topics covered in the curriculum are too graphic for young minds, or can cause impressionable youth to question their sexual identities.Other prioritiesOutside of opposing mandatory CSE, Kraft said he is proposing legislation to increase the punishment for individuals convicted of buying or selling minors for sex. Under current law, a judge can levy a fine “up to” $5,000. Kraft’s bill would set a minimum standard, and prohibit fines from being waived, or reduced below the minimum amount.Rep. Vicki Kraft (R-Vancouver) of the 17th Legislative District holds a town hall meeting at WSU Vancouver. Photo by Mike SchultzRep. Vicki Kraft (R-Vancouver) of the 17th Legislative District holds a town hall meeting at WSU Vancouver. Photo by Mike SchultzKraft also introduced legislation to require more detailed descriptions for an advisory vote, which happens after a new tax is passed. HB 2333 came about after one tax on the lumber industry showed up as an advisory vote on the most recent general election ballot — a bill Kraft had voted yes on. She said the bill actually reduced costs for the lumber industry overall, and was supported by the industry, but the description for the advisory vote on the ballot made it look only like she had voted for a new tax. Kraft’s bill would require the description to include financial implications of the tax be included as part of the advisory vote.Another bill would allow for long-term antibiotic treatment for people with Lyme disease in Washington state. Current law prohibits long-term antibiotic treatment in the state, and this bill would allow it in certain cases, with the consent of the patient and their attending physician. Kraft said a meeting on the matter attracted dozens of people, many of whom had been battling the disease for decades and said they would fully support having the treatment option available.Kraft also introduced HB 1738, which has the support of Rep. Brandon Vick in the 18th District, and would raise the Business and Opportunities (B&O) tax filing threshold to $35,000 for most businesses, or $56,000 for service industry businesses. Kraft said the bill helps to adjust the B&O tax threshold for inflation, and take some of the burden off of small businesses in the state.“Essentially it would allow them to keep more of their money longer, and not have to pay it in taxes,” said Kraft. “They could reinvest, hopefully into their business, grow their business, grow jobs.”Kraft said she is also interested in legislation to simplify regulations for businesses in the state.“There’s like 25,000, rounding out, pages of regulatory code in law,” Kraft said. “I mean, who can keep up with this, seriously?”Kraft’s bill would focus on agencies that interface most closely with businesses in the state, in hopes of changing the way they deal with businesses from more of a “punitive micro-management approach,” to more of a “good faith, guidance” approach.“Meaning, if I come to your business, I’m going to start off with kind of that ‘innocent until proven guilty’ theory, and approach it from that vantage point,” said Kraft.While Kraft doesn’t sit on the state Transportation Committee, or the bi-state group formed with Oregon to examine replacing the Interstate Bridge on I-5, she has introduced a bill hoping to put emphasis on pursuing a third crossing. The bill would put aside $300,000  for a study to look into areas for a potential third river crossing, and create a state of emergency for the project.Kraft added that her colleagues on the bi-state bridge commission have yet to really set clear goals for their group, or what a new bridge project should look like, and what it should accomplish.“If you do not determine what your primary objective is, what you build could totally miss the mark of what’s needed,” Kraft said she’d told her fellow lawmakers. “In my opinion, the traffic congestion has been the pain point. So that’s our number one objective is to relieve traffic congestion, and doing it without forcing you all into some mode of transportation, out of your vehicle, that you may not want to take.”$30 car tabsOn Initiative 976, the $30 car tabs measure introduced by tax activist Tim Eyman and approved by voters in November, Kraft said lawmakers need to honor the will of the voters.Addressing the legal challenges brought in King County that have held up implementation of the bill, Kraft said “it’s ridiculous. The voters have spoken.”Rep. Vicki Kraft (R-Vancouver) of the 17th Legislative District holds a town hall meeting at WSU Vancouver. Photo by Mike SchultzRep. Vicki Kraft (R-Vancouver) of the 17th Legislative District holds a town hall meeting at WSU Vancouver. Photo by Mike SchultzKraft noted two democratic colleagues went so far during a legislative forum earlier this month to say that the will of the voters sometimes should be ignored.“I thought, ‘you guys, really, don’t,’” said Kraft, adding that she has signed on to cosponsor a bill introduced by Rep. Jesse Young (R-Gig Harbor) that would implement the $30 car tabs immediately. HB 2227 has had a first reading and is now awaiting further action in the House Transportation Committee.Education fundingPressed by Evergreen School Board member Rob Perkins to address education funding and the possibility of impending budget cuts, Kraft said the state doesn’t have unlimited resources to help beleaguered districts.“I’m going to ask you guys to do your best to prioritize and hold the line when negotiations come,” said Kraft. “When they (the teacher’s union) are trying to bully blood out of a stone, you’ve just got to say ‘no.’”Kraft handed out flyers at the meeting outlining how much more funding local school districts have received after the passage of the McCleary legislation. Evergreen saw overall funding increase 19.5 percent between the 2016-17 school year and this one, with per pupil spending projected to exceed $13,000.The districts point out that the legislature also made changes to the way employee benefits are funded, without providing additional funding, eating into local dollars. That, combined with teacher salary increases and the rising cost of doing business, they say, will have them facing potential staffing or program cutbacks in the next school year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Traditional powers power through on a Two-for-Tuesday Next : UPDATED: Teens killed crossing NE Vancouver street Tuesday morning identifiedAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. 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WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Wednesday, December 23, 2020

first_img Posted by|Wednesday, December 23, 2020 |in : NewsCaregiver who died in Tuesday shooting identified The two people who were shot Tuesday afternoon at a medical facility near PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver have died according to a report from the Vanco…Read more Caregiver who died in Tuesday shooting identified In an effort to address criminal charges that disproportionately impact minorities, the Vancouver City Attorney is changing the way it prosecutes some cases of driving wi…Read more Prosecutor’s office in Vancouver to offer diversion to most people charged with driving while suspended Skyview and Heritage are among the many area schools that have links to holiday concerts from bands, choirs, and orchestras.Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle appointed to Washington State Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board Next : Update provided on Vancouver Police officer-involved shooting Nov. 26AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Posted by Paul Valencia|Tuesday, December 22, 2020 |in : YouthIn need of Christmas music this week? Support local students WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Wednesday, December 23, 2020Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, December 23, 2020in: Newsshare 0 WATCH: 20-year old employee identified as victim of shooting at medical building near PeaceHealth Southwest ; Clark County COVID-19 cases pass 12,000 mark ; Clark County to receive over 8,000 doses of Moderna COVID vaccine this week ; Goodwill of Columbia-Willamette receives $15 million donation from McKenzie Scott ; Local school choirs showing the Christmas spirit, even at a distance. Posted by|Wednesday, December 23, 2020 |in : NewsProsecutor’s office in Vancouver to offer diversion to most people charged with driving while suspended In need of Christmas music this week? Support local studentslast_img read more

The Rock gifts Cadillac Escalade to sister-in-law for Christmas

first_imgTrending in Canada 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? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has portrayed the Tooth Fairy on the big screen – don’t feel like you need to dig that one up if you missed it – but he’s never taken on the role of the man dressed in white and red, officially.The 47-year-old star did play the part of Santa in real life this Christmas, though, gifting a new Cadillac Escalade to his sister-in-law.Naturally, he also gave the gift of his generosity to his 166 million Instagram followers, posting a video of the event to his account. ‹ Previous Next › Johnson gave his family member Aja Elan Hashian the brand-new full-size luxury SUV, calling her the best sister-in-law in the world while Boston’s “More Than A Feeling” plays in the background.“This Christmas surprise felt good 🚙 🎁❤️ Merry Christmas to my sister in law, @aja_elan for simply being the most loving, supportive and coolest human we could ever ask for,” he writes in the post.This is a wicked Christmas gift by even the grinchiest standards, but it’s almost a shame Johnson didn’t wait another 40 days for Cadillac to unveil the new generation of the Escalade on Feb 4, 2020, and give his sister one of those instead. The whole giving-vehicles-to-his-friends-and-fam thing is kind of his MO at this point. He’s also gifted a custom Ford pickup to his stuntman, a Ford Raptor to his Uncle Tonga, a Ford Explorer and a Cadillac Escalade to his father, and a Ford Esperanza to his housekeeper.  See More Videos 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”center_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSCadillacEscaladeSUVLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement Trending Videoslast_img read more

Dr V Mohan wins Harold Rifkin Award

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Dr V Mohan wins Harold Rifkin Award Read Article Related Posts The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”center_img By Sanjiv Das on July 3, 2018 He was recognised for his distinguished international service in the cause of diabetesDr V Mohan, Chairman and Chief of Diabetology, Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and President & Chief of Diabetes Research, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, has been conferred the prestigious Harold Rifkin Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes Award by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Dr Mohan is the first Indian doctor to be conferred with this award by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).The award is dedicated in the memory of Dr Harold Rifkin, an internationally recognised clinician, researcher and educator in diabetes. It is one of the highest scientific achievement awards of American Diabetes Association given annually to an individual whose efforts have increased the awareness of the burden of diabetes worldwide to improve the care and lives of those with diabetes. The award recognises Dr Mohan’s outstanding service to the cause of diabetes in India and his pioneering work in the field of diabetes.The award was conferred on Dr Mohan during the 78th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association at Orlando during the National Scientific Achievement Awards Presentation Ceremony held recently at WB4 Convention Center. Supported by a grant from the Rifkin Family, this award honours individuals who have demonstrated outstanding research, education, and care in diabetes performed from an international perspective with an international project.Dr Mohan said, “I thank the American Diabetes Association for this great honour and also a proud moment that it is the first time being bestowed to an Indian. I also thank my family and the entire team of Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre. The greatest accomplishment of course, is in setting up the chain of diabetes centres that we run. We currently have 42 branches of Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre across India and this serves approximately 430,000 people with diabetes both in urban as well as in rural India. The other important accomplishment I would say is capacity building or training people ,not just in the speciality of diabetes, or just physicians and dialectologists but also nurses, ophthalmologists and many other technicians not just from India but from many other countries in Africa and Asia. The methods of care and the low cost care which we have developed in India that is suitable for both rural and urban areas would be ideally suited not only for counties in and around India but also the developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America where they can learn a lot from the kind of rural work as well as the community work that we have carried out in India.” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals News Sharelast_img read more

US-based Indian doctor reveals brain cancer treatment breakthrough

first_imgUS-based Indian doctor reveals brain cancer treatment breakthrough The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals News Related Posts Immunotherapy vaccine shows promise in treating tumours, says neuro-oncologist Dr Manmeet AhluwaliaA novel vaccine that stimulates the immune system is improving outcomes for patients with the most aggressive form of brain cancer, a Delhi-trained doctor has revealed. Dr Manmeet Ahluwalia is the director of the Brain Metastasis Research Program at Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute, which is involved in a groundbreaking study of a new treatment for glioblastoma (GBM).“The use of the vaccine SurVaxM shows great promise for improving survival in newly diagnosed GBM patients,” he said.“While we are still in the relatively early phases of testing this vaccine, we are seeing some very promising results which give us a lot of hope for this patient population.”Dr Ahluwalia, a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, is a principal investigator in the multi-centre study.He presented its interim findings at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago on June 3rd.Dr Ahluwalia cited the case of Jeff Tabor, 53, one of the 55 patients who followed the traditional GBM treatments of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation with ongoing doses of SurVaxM, a first-of-its-kind immunotherapy that has been engineered to stimulate patients’ immune response to control tumor growth and recurrence.“In Jeff’s case, he has gone almost 18 months from his diagnosis, and – on his recent MRI scans – we do not see any evidence of cancer growing going back in his brain,” said Dr AhluwaliaTabor, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, makes lengthy round trips to Cleveland Clinic’s Ohio headquarters with his wife, Cynthia, to receive the treatment and periodic MRIs to gauge the results.The father of three said: “This vaccine is unique to this particular trial, and all the stars aligned for me to (be eligible) to get accepted into it.“Dr. Ahluwalia is really encouraged by my progress. Life is good!”Tabor began having difficulty speaking, reading, and comprehending certain words in early 2017, and was diagnosed with GBM. Doctors performed surgery at a hospital in Pittsburgh to remove the golf ball-sized tumour, which immediately alleviated his symptoms.Since most GBM patients only survive about 15 to 16 months with standard therapy, Tabor aggressively pursued additional treatment options, which led him to inquire about the vaccine trial, which is in its second phase.SurVaxM stimulates the immune system to kill tumour cells that contain survivin, a protein that helps cancer cells resist conventional treatments. Preliminary results of the first 55 patients in the SurVaxM trial reveal a 12-month overall survival rate of 90.9 per cent from diagnosis and 70.8 per cent from first immunisation, a vast improvement over traditional treatment alone. Jeff and other patients experienced few, if any, side effects. Researchers now plan to conduct a randomised prospective trial of SurVaxM for GBM patients.With his oldest son about to go off to college at the University of Texas at Austin, Tabor is looking forward to spending a normal summer of trips to the local pool with his family, while continuing his career as a program manager for Microsoft.“If you would have told me a year ago that I would feel this great today, I wouldn’t have believed you,” he observed. “Every day has been better than the previous day.”center_img By Sanjiv Das on July 3, 2018 Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Letter to the editor – Monday, August 10, 2019

first_imgHomeOpinionColumnsLetter to the editor – Monday, August 10, 2019 Aug. 10, 2019 at 6:00 amColumnsNewsLetter to the editor – Monday, August 10, 2019Guest Author2 years agoCarbon Dividend ActCharles Andrewscolumncongressdaily press columnEnergy InnovationFrances RooneyGOPrepublicanstrumpu.s. conference of mayors DisconcertingEditor:In his column in the Daily Press, Charles Andrews made a comment about how Donald Trump’s legacy may go. He refers to Trump’s  several years of stimulating, rather than fighting,  climate change that may result in the end of human life on our planet. Needless to say, as a grandparent, I found this extremely disconcerting.There has been a flurry of climate bills introduced in Congress since the beginning of this year, first in the House and more recently in the Senate. They have received hardly any GOP support. One has to ask, are the Republicans in Congress so afraid of losing their seats, that they are willing to risk Armageddon  on their watch?   The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, one of the earliest bills introduced in January,  is designed with features that would appeal to conservatives. It would place an annually increasing fee on all fossil fuels with all of the proceeds returned to U.S. households.  Despite the recommendations of economists, scientists, and recently, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, only one of the bill’s cosponsors is a Republican, Frances Rooney of Florida.As the reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other scientific organizations become increasingly dire, one would hope that enough GOP members of congress would come to their senses, and join Democrats in supporting  the veto proof passage of key climate legislation.By Barry Engleman, Santa MonicaTags :Carbon Dividend ActCharles Andrewscolumncongressdaily press columnEnergy InnovationFrances RooneyGOPrepublicanstrumpu.s. conference of mayorsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentTrump heads for golf club holiday with summer storms loomingSanta Monica resident wants to make an Uber for CPRYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author13 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more