Sitnasuak Native Corporation opens lawsuit against three directors

first_imgAlaska Native Government & Policy | NorthwestSitnasuak Native Corporation opens lawsuit against three directorsAugust 25, 2017 by Zoe Grueskin, KNOM-Nome Share:Detail of the Sitnasuak Native Corporation building on Front Street in Nome. (File photo by David Dodman/KNOM)Sitnasauk Native Corporation announced August 16 that it has filed a lawsuit against three of its own directors.The complaint, filed in the Superior Court for the State of Alaska, alleges that Barbara Amarok, Edna Baker and Charles Fagerstrom violated their fiduciary duties of loyalty and care by distributing an anonymous mailer that “misinformed Sitnasuak shareholders and damaged the corporation.”Sitnasuak seeks the removal of the three directors from the board, as well as damages to compensate for harm allegedly done to the corporation.The mailer at the center of the lawsuit was sent to Sitnasuak shareholders in advance of what was supposed to be the 44th annual meeting of shareholders on June 3.That meeting failed to reach quorum, leading the board of directors to reschedule for September 30 in Anchorage.On the agenda for the upcoming meeting is the election of four directors to the board, as well as a vote on an amendment to lower the quorum requirement for shareholder meetings.Sitnasuak shareholders can vote in person at the meeting, or by proxy between now and September 27.Share this story:last_img read more

Months after a monstrous blowup, a closely watched biotech sets its sights on gene therapy

first_img Months after a monstrous blowup, a closely watched biotech sets its sights on gene therapy GET STARTED By Damian Garde June 6, 2018 Reprints Axovant founder Vivek Ramaswamy Chantal Heijnen for STAT @damiangarde What is it? 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. Log In | Learn More Biotech What’s included?center_img Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Tags biotechnology [email protected] If you bet $100 on Axovant Sciences nine months ago, you’re down 93 bucks. But the biotech company best known for a blowup rivaling bitcoin wants a second chance, and on Wednesday is unveiling new management and a new drug it believes can win investors back over.Axovant, founded by biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, is pivoting to gene therapy. The company paid $30 million up front for a one-time treatment Axovant believes could change the lives of patients with Parkinson’s disease. National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. 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. Damian Garde About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

Laois athletics set to make its long-awaited return this weekend

first_img Electric Picnic Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 14th September 2020 The Downeys Suzuki Laois Novice Road Race was the last competitive event, back on February 16.As we are now approaching the cross country season, the remaining Junior, Intermediate, Masters and Senior Championships will be combined into one race each for Ladies and Men.In observing Covid 19 Restrictions, entries will be done on-line in advance of the race.Individual Medal Winners will have medals presented on the day, however the various team categories will be presented later, as working out team winners in four races combined may take more time than usual.St Abban’s will host the combined Downeys Suzuki Laois Junior Intermediate Senior and Masters Road Race Championships on Sunday morning September 20. The event will be around the Turra Traingle.The Ladies Race over 3k is at 12noon sharp, to be followed by the Mens 6k event at 12.20pm.Club Secretaries will circulate the on-line link to their athletes, over the coming days.The next event on the calendar will be Day 1 of the Downeys Suzuki Laois Cross Country programme.The event is hosted this year by Oughaval AC, and will take place in Stradbally Hall on Sunday, September 27.The events on Day 1 are U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, U-18 and Novice. More details will follow, as Laois Athletics are informed of ongoing Government Covid-19 restrictions.SEE ALSO – Five Laois towns and villages to benefit from €108,000 in funding Previous articleCounty Final Memories: Looking back on some famous successes over the past 50 yearsNext articleJust 34 residential properties sold in Laois in August – making it the quietest month in five years LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic WhatsApp Laois Athletics makes a long awaited return to competitive action this coming Sunday, September 20.Like all sporting activities, athletics has also been locked down all summer.The National Track & Field did proceed over the last few weekends, with some great success for Laois athletes, and local action is now ready to recommence in Laois. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Facebook Home Sport Athletics Laois athletics set to make its long-awaited return this weekend SportAthletics WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest TAGSLaois Athletics Laois athletics set to make its long-awaited return this weekend Twitter News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Does direct injection cause more problems than it solves?

first_imgHow to diagnose your car’s pesky squeaks and rattlesIn worst case scenarios, the engine’s cylinder heads may have to be removed to perform a manual cleaning involving costs that run well into the ouch category. Many carmakers have issued new engine management software to help alleviate this problem by changing the amount of time the intake valves are open and adjusting the ignition timing. Regular oil changes also help to keep the valve control mechanisms moving freely. If your vehicle is affected, stop using fuel with any amount of ethanol.What won’t help? Anything that involves using the fuel injectors to clean up the mess – this means gasoline additives or fuel injection purge treatments. As the injectors are nowhere near the build-up and don’t spray onto the valves, these services are a waste of time and money. ‹ Previous Next › 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” Trending in Canada What vehicles are affected? These issues can affect almost any vehicle equipped with a direct injection gasoline engine but certain BMWs, VWs, Audis and Kias seem to show up with this problem more than others. But if you experience this situation, after getting things cleaned up, check with your authorized dealer to see if there are any software updates available for your engine. Few of these updates come with information stating they’re related to carbon issues. What’s the cure? It depends on the amount of the build-up and its hardness. In some cases a chemical liquid introduced into the intake such as Sea Foam can clean things up. It’s a relatively easy process where a port vacuum line is used to suck the liquid into the intake ports while the engine is running. It does create a substantial amount of smoke from the exhaust, so it should only be done in well ventilated areas. For more difficult cases, walnuts may be the answer. Yes, walnuts. Crushed walnut shells can be blasted into the intake ports by compressed air and immediately vacuumed out with a special adapter. The intake manifold has to be removed to do this and it really isn’t a DIY job. RELATED Direct fuel injection is creeping into more mainstream vehicles these days and it can have an inherent fault we need to be aware of. First, what is direct injection? Direct fuel injection on gasoline engines sees the fuel injector mounted on the cylinder head to spray fuel directly into the combustion chamber. Its predecessor, port injection, had the injectors mounted in the intake manifold and the fuel spray was directed at the back of the intake valves. Why the change? Direct injection technology provides slightly more power and better fuel economy; depending on the application, it’s usually in the 10–15 per cent range of improvement. But engine torque delivery can be bumped by as much as 50 per cent.What’s the problem? On certain engines the back of the intake valves and their ports can become coated with carbon deposits. On the older style port-injection systems, the spray of fuel directed onto the valves kept this from happening as modern fuels contain cleaners. If enough carbon builds up it can cause rough idling, stumbling on acceleration, stalling, check engine lights, increased fuel consumption and a general lack of power. Some drivers experienced this with well under 50,000 km on the engine. Short trips that don’t allow the engine to see any significant time at full operating temperatures can aggravate this condition. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Direct-injection engines, like the ones found under the hood of many Kias, might be more trouble than they’re worth. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Your Corner Wrench: Which noise should worry you? Trending Videos advertisement RELATED TAGSSafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew VehiclesAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyBMW AGCars and Car DesignComputer TechnologyCulture and LifestyleFood and CookingFoodsInternal Combustion VehiclesNuts and Edible SeedsScience and TechnologySoftwareTechnology We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 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Beyond Boulder: Undergraduate’s independent film merges hip hop and the wilderness

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 24, 2017 • By Kenna Bruner This summer, Ani Yahzid is embarking on an independent film project with a goal of encouraging young people to get outdoors. Assisting the CU Boulder undergraduate with his project is hip hop musician Namaste. The Exposure Film Project: When Hip Hop Meets the Outdoors will be filmed in the wilderness of Olympic National Park. With little wilderness experience, Namaste will be exposed to the grandeur of the Pacific Northwest. The three short films comprising the project will feature alpine, rainforest and coastal environments and Namaste’s authentic reaction to each. “We live in time when more and more children are disconnected from nature,” Yahzid said. “I want to use hip hop as a way to connect them with the outdoors. This film project brings together my love of hip hop and my love of the outdoors, which have not always gone together, but which I have been finding ways to combine that are fun and empowering.”Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, the business and ecology and evolutionary biology major, is a photographer, filmmaker and musician. Growing up, Yahzid’s main cultural influence was hip hop recording artist Lil’ Wayne. Whatever Lil’ Wayne did, from skateboarding to hip hop music, Yahzid did too. His connection to the outdoors was limited to watching National Geographic documentaries on TV.Yahzid was 6 when he began attending a Boys & Girls Club. When the Sierra Club hosted Saturday hiking excursions into the North Georgia Mountains for Boys & Girls Club participants, Yahzid went along.One hiking trip in particular stands out for Yahzid, when the Sierra Club sponsored a three-day camping trip and gave each child a point-and-shoot camera to keep. As an urban child with few outdoor opportunities available to him, those experiences were his passage to the world of nature. Through the lens of his camera, Yahzid’s love of nature grew.“On one trip, we hiked to the top of a mountain and there was snow on top,” he said. “That was a big deal to me. And I was always hoping to see a black bear. Those small experiences added up and pushed my passion for the outdoors forward.”When he was 13, Yahzid was accepted into a boarding school in Colorado Springs. Immersing himself in Colorado’s outdoor activities, he upgraded his point-and-shoot to a DSLR camera, taking upwards of 300 photos a day.On trips back home to Georgia, Yahzid noticed the difference between his friends in Colorado and those in Atlanta who had no access to the outdoors. Wanting to share his experiences and try to influence city dwellers to get outdoors, Yahzid came up with the idea to collaborate with Atlanta-based Namaste in a way that might appeal to millennials.Yahzid hopes his film project not only will engage young people with the outdoors, but also will increase support for protecting natural parks and other places throughout the country.While Yahzid had been taking photographs for a number of years, he hadn’t used the video function on his camera until last fall. He has since made several films on topics including social problems, climate change and relationships.“What I am pushing to capture is authentic emotion,” he said. “To connect on an emotional level with the audience. No script. The emotional response that being outdoors evokes is the spirit of adventure. It fuels creativity. Seeing that there is more out there beyond what you grew up with.”Learn more about Yahzid’s film project with on his TySounds website. Categories:Beyond BoulderCampus Communitylast_img read more

Trained for “Saving Lives” in Sonoma County

first_imgEmail AdvertisementSebastopol, CA: In collaboration with the American Red Cross and ZOLL Medical Corporation, Ron Rubin Winery is covering the cost of one ZOLL AED PLUS (Automated External Defibrillator) unit, to each qualifying Sonoma County winery. This sustainability and safety program is designed to keep everyone at a Sonoma County winery safe and saved, if necessary.In order for a winery in Sonoma County to qualify to receive a ZOLL AED PLUS, Sonoma County winery owners or representatives must contact Ron Rubin, either by Email at [email protected], or call 314.726.9630After a winery’s qualifications are approved to receive a ZOLL AED PLUS, it will be promptly contacted, by a representative from the American Red Cross, to schedule CPR/AED/First Aid training for the winery’s team. Winery participants will cover the cost of their staff training.To date, the following wineries have taken advantage of this important life-saving program.Amista Vineyards, HealdsburgAmphora Wines, HealdsburgBalletto Wines, Santa RosaCartograph Wines, HealdsburgChristopher Creek Winery, HealdsburgDry Creek Winery, HealdsburgFamily Wineries Dry Creek, HealdsburgFrancis Ford Coppola, GeyservilleHamel Family Wines, SonomaLynmar Estate, SebastopolMauritson Wines, HealdsburgMedlock Ames Winery, HealdsburgMichael David Winery, GeyservilleMuscardini Cellars, KenwoodOwl Ridge Wines, SebastopolRamey Wine Cellars, HealdsburgRack & Riddle, HealdsburgRon Rubin Winery, SebastopolVirginia Dare, GeyservilleAll of the above Sonoma County wineries have already committed to the Trained for Saving Live program.Advertisement Twitter Previous articleWhy Single-Serve Wine Is a Popular OptionNext articleRabble Wine Company Partners with Winery Sales and Marketing Company Vintage Point for Aggressive Wine Sales Growth in 2018 Press Release Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Pinterest TAGSAmerican Red CrossRon Rubin Winery Home Industry News Releases Trained for “Saving Lives” in Sonoma CountyIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessTrained for “Saving Lives” in Sonoma CountyBy Press Release – December 11, 2017 48 0 Sharelast_img read more

8 months old the youngest to receive Bilateral N7 cochlear implant in the country

first_img Share Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Hearing loss if not treated early enough, children born with hearing loss will not develop normal speech and languageHearing loss impacts one throughout life. While people with mild to moderate amount of hearing loss one can cope with this disability with the help of hearing aids, the ones who suffer from severe to profound hearing loss require cochlear implants to deal with the deafness. If the hearing loss is not treated early enough, the children born with hearing loss will not develop normal speech and language. Diagnosed at birth with severe hearing loss in both his ears, the baby is a resident of Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi. His parents bought him to Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in an effort to find a treatment to restore his hearing.At the hospital, his case was referred to Dr (Prof) Ameet Kishore, and then assessed by the audiologists at SpHear Speech and Hearing clinic (which supports the Apollo Cochlear Implant programme). He was initially fitted with hearing aids to ascertain the level of benefit, as per international protocol. The team eventually confirmed that the child would not get normal hearing with hearing aids, and the family was counselled for cochlear implants. Even though his young age of eight months presented a huge challenge, the doctors with the consent of parents decided to go ahead with the surgery.Dr (Prof) Kishore, Senior Consultant, ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi said, “When dealing with hearing loss in children of such a young age, the most important part is to restore the hearing of the child as early as possible. In the child’s case the treatment of choice for good hearing restoration was cochlear implant, and on top of that, it was important to restore hearing in both his ears (bilateral simultaneous cochlear implant), which means that implantation was done in both ears at the same time. It requires extensive surgical expertise and efficiency to safely handle a small eight months old baby, weighing just 10 kg, which is why many people would hesitate to do this surgery on such a little baby. With our experience of close to 1000 cochlear implants, this was not a concern as we have operated on many small babies safely and efficiently.”The baby’s parents decided to outfit him with the latest cochlear implant Nucleus 7 (N7) devices, making him the youngest patient in the country to get bilateral simultaneous cochlear implant using the N7 device.“This has also been verified by Cochlear Corporation Company. He is probably one of the youngest children to have bilateral simultaneous cochlear implant in the country, and certainly one of the youngest in Apollo’s bilateral cochlear implant programme.” added Dr Kishore.Dr Kishore further highlights, “Nucleus 7 (N7) devices are the most recent cochlear implant devices in the world right now. N7 implants have a better chip and connectivity with digital devices. So such improvement in the quality of hardware and software further enhances the quality in sound that the patient gets, making it extremely good and clear. Getting the latest and most sophisticated cochlear implant will help the baby to do very well in the future.”“The implantation surgery went well without any complications,” said Dr Kishore, “Post the surgery, N7 devices have been switched on by the audiologists at SpHear Clinic where he is also receiving the much needed hearing and speech therapy.”He has accepted the cochlear implants, is attending the clinic for habilitation twice a week and doing very well so far, Neevita Narayan, Audiology Director and Cochlear Implant Specialist at SpHear Clinic added. WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals 8 months old the youngest to receive Bilateral N7 cochlear implant in the country By Prabhat Prakash on December 28, 2018 News center_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

Siemens Healthineers shipping laboratory-based antibody test to detect SARS-CoV-2 IgM, IgG antibodies

first_imgSiemens Healthineers shipping laboratory-based antibody test to detect SARS-CoV-2 IgM, IgG antibodies Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News The test received CE mark, data has demonstrated 100 per cent sensitivity, 99.8 percent specificitySiemens Healthineers recently announced that it is now shipping worldwide its laboratory-based total antibody test (1) to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies in blood. The test received the CE mark and data has demonstrated 100 per cent sensitivity (2) and 99.8 percent specificity. The total antibody test allows for identification of patients who have developed an adaptive immune response, which indicates recent infection or prior exposure (3).The company is prepared to ramp up production as the pandemic evolves with capacity exceeding 50 million tests per month across its platforms starting in June. Siemens Healthineers is poised to increase production at the company’s Walpole (Walpole, Mass) and Glasgow (Newark, Del) facilities.The antibody test is now available on the largest installed base in the US and one of the largest in the world with 20,000 Siemens Healthineers systems installed worldwide. This includes the Atellica Solution immunoassay analyser, which can run up to 440 tests per hour (4) and enables a result in just 10 minutes. By detecting both IgM and IgG antibodies, the test provides a clearer clinical picture over a longer period of time as the disease progresses.Importantly, the test detects antibodies to a key protein on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus—a spike protein, which binds the virus to cells with a distinct human receptor found in lungs, heart, multiple organs and blood vessels. Studies indicate that certain (neutralising) antibodies to the spike protein can disarm SARS-CoV-2, presumably by interfering with the ability of the virus to bind, penetrate and infect human cells. Multiple potential vaccines in development for SARS-CoV-2 include the spike protein within their focus.“Not all antibody tests are created equal. A high-quality test that targets the right protein and is highly scalable is essential for antibody testing to help ensure we effectively manage the threat of COVID-19,” said Deepak Nath, President, Laboratory Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers. “Siemens Healthineers sought to provide a highly accurate antibody test that could reach millions of people to address the current need for identifying immune response, and also for delivering long-term value as we look toward immunity and vaccination.”The total antibody test also is available on the company’s expansive installed base of ADVIA Centaur XP and XPT analysers, which can test up to 240 samples per hour, with a result in 18 minutes. Comparable tests for Siemens Healthineers Dimension Vista and Dimension EXL systems also are being pursued (5), with a view to realise clinical reach. The company intends to develop an IgG test to provide flexibility for testing needs as the pandemic evolves (5).About the Siemens Healthineers SARS-CoV-2 molecular testSiemens Healthineers also announced that the FDA issued an EUA on May 5 for its molecular PCR Fast Track Diagnostics (FTD) SARS-CoV-2 Assay (6) test kit, which can detect the virus that causes COVID-19. The FTD SARS-CoV-2 Assay also is CE marked for diagnostic use in the EU since April 24. In method comparison studies, the real-time PCR test has shown 100 per cent positive percentage agreement and 100 per cent negative percentage agreement (7). The molecular test, of which more than 500,000 have already been sold in Europe, is compatible with many lab platforms and evaluates two targets in one test tube, detecting two genes with less test preparation. Sample-to-answer time, including extraction and generating the result, takes 2-3 hours, depending on the molecular system and lab resources employed.“I’m proud of our team who saw the societal need and mobilised very quickly to bring this high-quality, diagnostic test to the US market,” said Nath. “Siemens Healthineers now offers the broadest portfolio of high-quality tests for SARS-CoV-2 to help address the global pandemic. Our tests arm healthcare professionals with the information they need to accurately detect SARS-CoV-2, assess disease severity and therapeutic response, and aid care management for patients with comorbidities or complications such as escalated immune response or sudden development of coagulation disorders. These tests will assist clinicians with more timely interventions that can result in better patient outcomes.”To meet demand, the company plans to ship more than 2.5 million molecular PCR tests per month worldwide as production capacity increases in May and June. The FTD SARS-CoV-2 Assay can be run on equipment widely used in laboratories worldwide and may be run simultaneously with Siemens Healthineers FTD Respiratory Pathogens 21 8 and FTD FLU / HRSV 8 molecular syndromic testing panels that identify a wide range of pathogens that can cause acute respiratory infections.About Siemens Healthineers commitment to COVID-19 testingIn addition to the antibody and molecular tests, Siemens Healthineers offers a broad diagnostics portfolio to aid in the prognosis, treatment and follow up of COVID-19 patients. The company’s broad and differentiated menu includes haematology, coagulation, cardiac, respiratory, inflammation and infectious disease panels. Blood gas and imaging solutions from Siemens Healthineers deliver actionable results that aid clinicians in caring for COVID-19 patients.References: 1 CE-marked for sale in the EU. This test has not been reviewed by the FDA. In the US, use of this test is limited to laboratories that are certified under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) to perform high-complexity testing. Product availability may vary by country and is subject to regulatory requirements.2 ≥ 14 days post-PCR positive test3 Product claims, including intended use, are applicable to the CE-marked assay. These claims have not been authorised by FDA.4 Dependent upon test mix.5 Under development. Not available for sale. Future availability cannot be guaranteed.6 CE-marked for sale in the EU. This test has not been FDA cleared or approved. This test has been authorised by FDA under an EUA for use by authorised laboratories. This test has been authorised only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. This test is only authorised for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorisation of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and / or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21. U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorisation is terminated or revoked sooner. Product availability may vary by country and is subject to regulatory requirements.7 In method comparison studies, FTD SARS-CoV-2 has shown Positive Percent Agreement: 100 per cent (91.8-100, 95% per cent CI) and Negative Percent Agreement: 100 per cent (88.7-100, 95 per cent CI) when tested in Copan eSwab nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs.8 CE-marked for sale in the EU. Research Use Only (RUO) in the US. ADVIA Centaur XPCE* markClinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988COVID-19FTD SARS-CoV-2 AssayIgG antibodiesPCR Fast Track DiagnosticsSARS-CoV-2 AssaySARS-CoV-2 IgMSiemens HealthineersUS FDA Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Comments (0) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app By EH News Bureau on May 28, 2020 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

Police Says No ‘CHAMPS’ Marches, Parties or Fetes

first_imgRelatedPolice Says No ‘CHAMPS’ Marches, Parties or Fetes RelatedPolice Says No ‘CHAMPS’ Marches, Parties or Fetes Advertisements Police Says No ‘CHAMPS’ Marches, Parties or Fetes National SecurityMarch 17, 2010center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Police have decided to deny permission for school marches, during the week of Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships (CHAMPS).In addition, the Police will not be granting permission for the staging of any pre or post CHAMPS fetes or parties during the same period.These and other announcements were made Thursday morning(March 18) by Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Operations Portfolio, Glenmore Hinds, during a meeting at the Police Officers’ Club with principals and other representatives of various high schools in the Corporate Area and St. Catherine, according to a release from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).“Having done our risk assessment, we have decided to take these measures in order to ensure that we are best able to properly secure this major sporting event. It is not something that we want to do, but we have noticed that, as CHAMPS date gets closer, there has been an increase in the incidents of violence involving high school students,” he stated. Mr. Hinds urged supporters of the schools participating in CHAMPS to go to the event and cheer on their schools with vigour, but without the attendant violence which has occasioned CHAMPS, especially over the last five years.He said that the police will be looking out for individuals going to, or entering the National Stadium with offensive weapons.“Persons, whether adults or students, who are found with offensive weapons will be prosecuted. So, we are asking those persons attending CHAMPS to do so without carrying any offensive weapons,” Mr. Hinds said.The Acting Deputy Commissioner emphasized, during the meeting, that the police will significantly increase levels of deployment from the first day of CHAMPS to the end of the event. These deployments include motorized and foot patrols. Attention will be given to specific areas where the presence of the police will be marked and visible. These areas include: Cross Roads, leading to Tom Redcam Drive to include South Camp Road; Arthur Wint Drive to the National Stadium; Stanton Terrace, leading to Liguanea; Mountain View Avenue and Half Way Tree, with an emphasis on the Transport Centre.Divisional Commanders in the various Geographic Divisions, and other police personnel, will be visiting schools in the country to talk to students and teachers, with the aim of sensitizing these persons on the importance of staging an incident free CHAMPS. RelatedPolice Says No ‘CHAMPS’ Marches, Parties or Feteslast_img read more

Telenor targets huge potential in mobile internet services

first_img Author Telenor, Axiata plot Malaysian merger Tags Telenor advances multi-vendor SA 5G Previous ArticleHTC April sales show M8 uplift; predicts Q2 profitNext ArticleVodafone and SFR extend strategic partnership Justin Springham Home Telenor targets huge potential in mobile internet services FinancialTelenor Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and award-winning Mobile World Live TV service. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress… Read more Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 MAY 2014 UPDATED 12.30PM BST: Nordic and Asian operator Telenor used its first quarter results announcement to highlight its focus on bringing mobile internet services to the 80 per cent of its customer base still only using basic voice and data services.Picture1“Mobile data represents the next growth curve for Telenor,” said CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas (pictured above). “We are persistently working to increase the number of active internet subscribers across all our markets. Out of our total customer base of 172 million subscribers, some 20 per cent are currently active internet users, representing a large growth potential.”Baksaas described overall quarterly performance as “solid” and “encouraging.” Revenue was up 7.3 per cent across the group to NOK 26.5 billion ($4.48 billion) and net income increased 2 per cent to NOK 3.68 billion from NOK 3.6 billion a year earlier.Telenor had a one-time gain related to the sale of its video-distribution business Conax to Switzerland’s Kudelski for about NOK 1.4 billion. And the carrier had a one-time cost of about NOK 2 billion related to affiliate VimpelCom’s settlement of a dispute in Algeria.Growth was fuelled by a customer surge in Asian markets like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Meanwhile its mature markets like Norway and Sweden kept up steam relative to other European countries. Thailand was its only market to experience a slowdown in revenue growth.Telenor’s mobile subscriber base grew by 6 million in the three-month period, the company’s best customer surge in two years.Baksaas highlighted recent success in securing new spectrum in India and Pakistan, while its Bangladesh operation “significantly improved its 3G coverage during the first three months of the year.” Telenor’s Indian business reported an organic revenue growth of 44 per cent in the quarter (and 2.5 million new customers), while the CEO made a point of showcasing its new internet strategy in India, “focusing on affordable and service-based internet offers.”Baksaas said the company’s Myanmar network remains on track to launch in the second half of this year and reach breakeven within three years.Baksaas concluded: “Our efficiency agenda is progressing, while we continue to work on bringing affordable internet to all and connecting the unconnected. However, we need to see continued improvement in all our markets, in particular a pick-up in revenues in Thailand and improved returns on the significant investments in Norway.”The operator maintained its financial outlook for the year, excluding Myanmar, of low single-digit organic revenue growth, a stable EBITDA margin (compared with the 34.5 percent reported for 2013) and a capex-to-sales ratio of around 16 per cent.In separate news, Telenor announced today that its Pakistan unit will be headed by new CEO Michael Patrick Foley from July 1. Foley is currently Chief Commercial Officer of the Canadian State Lottery, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, and will replace Lars Christian Iuel. Telenor books loss on $780M Myanmar write-offlast_img read more