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Labour says party is united after Ed Miliband faces call to stand down from backbench MPs

first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Thursday 6 November 2014 9:55 am Guy Bentley center_img Share Labour says party is united after Ed Miliband faces call to stand down from backbench MPs Less than 24 hours after Ed Miliband conducted a mini reshuffle of his shadow cabinet the Labour leader has been urged to stand down, according to the BBC.Two backbenchers have told Dave Watts, chairman of the parliamentary Labour party, Miliband should step aside. The Labour leader, who has been on the receiving end of a barrage of media criticism, was subjected to blunt questioning over his leaderhip by MPs from theNorth West this week.One Labour MP told the BBC’s Ross Hawkins:People were openly saying the leadership is failing this, and we’ve got a problem winning seats in May.However, there has been no suggestion as yet that there has been an organised attempt to remove the Labour leader. A Labour source responded to claims of a divided party saying:We have spent four years being united as a party in a determination to be a one-term opposition. We’re not going to be distracted by noises-off now.Shadow chancellor Ed Balls came to Miliband’s defence, telling Sky News:It’s the Conservative Party which are riven and divided and defecting left, right and centre. We will focus on Tory division, Labour will stay united.Miliband whose approval ratings have plummeted to levels previously reserved for the beleaguered Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg had hoped to use a regional visit today to take on the mounting criticism of his leadership.After a lacklustre party conference where Miliband was roundly mocked for forgetting to mention the deficit and the resignation of Johann Lamont as leader of Scottish Labour, the mood among Labour MPs is dire.The party’s so-called 35 per cent strategy, where Labour hopes to use its inbuilt electoral advantage, core vote supporters and Lib Dem defectors to secure victory next year appears to have run into serious difficulty.Labour is polling neck and neck with the Tories while the SNP in Scotland and the Greens in England eat into their share of the vote. Last night, Miliband moved his ally Michael Dugher to shadow international development secretary and promoted Lucy Powell to the shadow cabinet.Powell was instrumental in getting Miliband elected as Labour leader and will be responsible for party operations until the general election. She told the BBC:I am going to make sure we put out the very best of our talents and communicate the very strong message that we have got going into the next election and unblock the system so our operation is serving all of those fantastic candidates, our fantastic front bench and our leader. whatsapplast_img read more

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Remembrance Day 2014: This map is a sobering reminder of the toll WW1 took on one London borough

first_img Remembrance Day 2014: This map is a sobering reminder of the toll WW1 took on one London borough whatsapp Emma Haslett More than a century after the beginning of the First World War, the UK will remember those who gave their lives with two minutes’ silence at 11am.To pay tribute to the fallen, one London borough has mapped the names, addresses, stories – and even the final resting places – of soldiers with connections to the area. The Islington Heritage Service has created a map, “The Streets They Left Behind”, placing a poppy over the addresses of those who lost their lives in the war. As part of the project, the service will also install plaques on Islington streets to remember those who died from each respective street.The map is a sobering reminder of the destruction the Great War reaped on across one local area. In the space of four years, over 9,000 people with Islington connections lost their lives, the service says.Red poppies denote people with Islington connections who lost their lives, green poppies indicate those commemorated in Islington cemetery. On a mobile, pinch to zoom and tap on the poppies to find out more about those who lost their lives. Swipe to the right of the map to scroll past it.View larger map by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Fun whatsapp Tuesday 11 November 2014 5:01 am Tags: Remembrance Day 2015 Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Seafood the dish of the day as Canadian perishables exports drive airfreight growth

first_img Canadian lobsters have pulled DHL’s dedicated freighter, linking the US with Asia and Europe, slightly off course.The global forwarding giant expanded its bespoke lift early this month with a second round-the-world freighter, a B747-400F, routed from Shanghai to Cincinnati, back across the Pacific to Incheon, on to Wuxi and Frankfurt, before returning to Shanghai.According to DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) management, the additional capacity was deployed to meet rising demand across a variety of sectors, mostly out of Asia.But lobster exports from the Canadian east coast have prompted diversions through Halifax to pick up the live crustaceans heading for cooking pots in China, a programme that has been very successful, reported Gary Vince, DGL’s head of air freight, Canada. And he indicated that more such services would follow, describing the perishables segment as “something we can’t ignore”.The forwarder’s interest in seafood is no surprise. In September, it deployed a weekly B747-400F flight from Oslo to Incheon and Shanghai to meet increasing demand from the Norwegian seafood industry.At Halifax Stanfield International Airport, lobsters and other seafood have been a huge driver of airfreight growth, which climbed 2.2% last year. Seafood exports to China went up dramatically, especially live lobsters, reported Glen Boone, director of cargo & real estate.The CETA free-trade deal with the European Union is also benefiting lobster exports from Nova Scotia, thanks to the demise of an 8% tariff on this traffic entering the EU, he added.A growing Asian appetite for seafood has fuelled frequent 747 freighter visits from Korean Air and spells of charters by Suparna, Qatar Airways and Atlas Air. Mr Boone hopes to boost his lobster exports further and has his sights on traffic that leaves Nova Scotia by truck to the US for subsequent lift to international destinations.To accommodate the increased activity of widebody freighters, the airport opened a new apron in December 2016. Now the airport authority is looking to ramp up its warehousing capacity, particularly cool chain facilities, Mr Boone said.Edmonton International Airport has similar needs. Projects to build a substantial cooler are in the pipeline, reported Alex Lowe, manager of cargo business development.“Exports to Asia are dominated by perishables,” he said.Edmonton is frequently served by 747 freighters from Korean Air and Nippon Cargo Airlines, which stop there en route from US gateways to Asia.Canadian exports of perishables have been buoyant, agreed Brendan Harnett, CEO & chairman of Flying Fresh Air Freight, the country’s leading forwarder in this segment last year.“We’re expecting continued growth. It is a strong market,” he said.While the rising volumes are cause for cheer, margins are a different matter. Despite the increased traffic, margins have declined, which Mr Harnett attributes to increased competition in the perishables arena. More players have entered the market, notably multinational forwarders that used to ignore the perishables business in the past, he said. By Ian Putzger in Toronto 05/06/2018last_img read more

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Premium / Supply chain radar: Welcome to transport & logistics, the perennial IT laggard…

first_img LOGIN Here is a quick and dirty one from me today before hitting the road to Switzerland: if you haven’t read the The Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey published earlier this year – it claims to be “the world’s largest IT leadership survey” – you should take a minute out of your busy schedule to check out the relevant tables contained in this post, which sports some truly impressive numbers sourced from the CIO survey.The huge opportunities to capitalise on the value … Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Reset Email* Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Email* Premium subscriber LOGIN Reset Your Password Forgotten your password? Please click here New Premium subscriber REGISTER By Alessandro Pasetti 20/08/2019 << Go back Please Login Password*last_img read more

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Match Day 2017: More residency spots filled overall, but fewer international applicants

first_img Tags educationhospitalsphysicians Hospitals offered a record number of residency positions and more doctors than ever will start their medical careers this summer, according to data released Friday.The new figures from the National Resident Matching Program arrive on Match Day, when thousands of medical students in the United States and around the world learn where they’ve “matched” for a residency program, after finding out on Monday whether they matched at all.One figure of note: There was a small decline in the number of people, US citizen or otherwise, who graduated from medical school abroad and tried to match. The number of international medical graduates who are not US citizens and who applied dropped from 7,460 in 2016 to 7,284 this year.advertisement @DrewQJoseph Still, 52.4 percent of non-US citizens from schools abroad matched into a position, which was the highest rate for that group in over a decade. The report does not explain why there was a decline and does not go into country-by-country detail. But this year’s match process came as President Trump tried to temporarily block the arrival of people from some majority-Muslim countries and has imposed restrictions on visas sometimes used in residencies.Although federal judges have blocked Trump’s executive orders, experts said hospitals would not want to take the risk of ranking students from the listed countries in case they ran into trouble getting visas and joining the residency programs. People involved in the match process also raised the idea that people from those countries might be discouraged from applying because of the proposals.advertisement HospitalsMatch Day 2017: More residency spots filled overall, but fewer international applicants Related: By Andrew Joseph March 17, 2017 Reprints More highlights from the report:Overall, the number of residency positions offered hit a record high of 31,757, up more than a thousand from 2016. Almost 36,000 people submitted applications.The number of first-year residency positions — 28,849 — was also a new record. Of those, 27,688 were filled.Almost 80 percent of matched residents landed a spot in one of their top three ranked choices.From 2013 to 2017, the number of first-year residency spots in a handful of fields grew by more than 10 percent, including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, and plastic surgery. Only diagnostic radiology saw the number of spots offered drop by more than 10 percent over that time.Those who didn’t match entered a scramble this week to find an unfilled spot. Programs with open residency positions can interview unmatched students throughout the week and extend offers through the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program, or SOAP.This year, 1,177 spots were up for grabs during SOAP. The number filled was not immediately available. Match Day is coming up. Here’s how medical students game the residency system Medical students celebrate Match Day in 2007. Chitose Suzuki/AP General Assignment Reporter Andrew covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics. [email protected] About the Author Reprints Andrew Josephlast_img read more

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Trump budget takes aim at university grants to cover ‘indirect’ research costs

first_img GET STARTED By Meghana Keshavan May 22, 2017 Reprints Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED 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. What is it? 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. Biotech Correspondent Meghana covers biotech and contributes to The Readout newsletter. About the Author Reprints Trump budget takes aim at university grants to cover ‘indirect’ research costs [email protected] center_img Meghana Keshavan Log In | Learn More Politics The Trump administration is taking aim at billions in grant funding distributed each year to universities and research institutions to cover the overhead costs of running their labs.University administrators say they rely on these grants, which amounted to more than $6 billion last year, to keep their research running smoothly; the funding pays to keep the freezers running, the lights on, and their laboratories stocked with supplies. But in a detailed budget proposal released Monday evening, the administration calls for “critical reform” at the National Institutes of Health and targets indirect grants in particular. Kayana Szymczak for STAT What’s included? @megkesh Tags CongresspolicyresearchstatesWhite Houselast_img read more

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More countries are banning or restricting sales of Zantac and other heartburn meds

first_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. GET STARTED Alex Hogan/STAT Ed Silverman What’s included? Pharmalot @Pharmalot What is it? More countries are banning or restricting sales of Zantac and other heartburn meds center_img More than a dozen countries around the world are taking steps to restrict or ban sales of Zantac and other heartburn medicines containing high levels of a carcinogen, underscoring mounting concern about the quality of the global pharmaceutical supply chain.Over the past three days, Switzerland, Cyprus, and Egypt became the latest to ban all such medicines after traces of NDMA were detected. The impurity is an organic chemical that was once used to make rocket fuel and is an unintended byproduct of certain chemical reactions. The World Health Organization classified NDMA as a possible carcinogen to humans. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED About the Author Reprints [email protected] Tags pharmaceuticalsSTAT+ By Ed Silverman Sept. 23, 2019 Reprints Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Log In | Learn More last_img read more

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North Korea: Passing through MDL to Be Restricted in December

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News North Korea: Passing through MDL to Be Restricted in December North Korea reported Wednesday that they will restrict all overland passage through the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) from December 1.Head of the Northern delegation to the South and North Korean Generals Talks Kim Young Cheol sent a telephone statement to the South Korean Army, stating that, “I am reporting officially that our Army’s decisive measure, the first stage in strictly restraining overland passage of South Koreans over the MDL will be carried through,” according to the Chosun (North Korea) Central News Agency.The statement said that, “The Southern puppet authorities and the South Korean Army are crossing a dangerous line in the confrontation against our Republic (North Korea),” and it warned that the South should remember that North-South relations are at a crucial fork in the road. The Kaesong Industrial Complex and Kaesong tours may not be suspended overall, because North Korea used the term “strictly restrain,” not “complete suspension” in the statement. However, North Korea will strengthen the level of restraint depending on the South’s reaction.North Korea raised the critical question of the South Korean administration’s position on the June 15 and the October 4 Declarations. “An obsolete way of thinking from the South’s puppet authorities on the two historical declarations has been confirmed. This attitude and position is connected to overtly abrogating every agreement the North and the South makes.”The Chosun News Agency released the reason why the North sent the statement, “North Korea sent this statement to the South’s military authorities because the South Korean government speaks always of the resumption of talks and expresses respect for the June 15 and October 4 Declarations, but it is bent only on confrontation against the Republic (North Korea) in practice.” Rodong Shinmun mentioned on the 16th the “complete suspension of North-South relations” under the excuse of Southern NGOs spreading leaflets in North Korea. SHARE News By Jeong Jae Sung – 2008.11.13 12:35am There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest center_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News News AvatarJeong Jae Sung Facebook Twitter North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

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Government Issues Final Batch of Land Titles for 2008

first_imgGovernment Issues Final Batch of Land Titles for 2008 UncategorizedNovember 18, 2008 RelatedGovernment Issues Final Batch of Land Titles for 2008 Advertisements RelatedGovernment Issues Final Batch of Land Titles for 2008center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State responsible for Project Implementation in the Office of the Prime Minister, Daryl Vaz, has reassured beneficiaries of the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), that their land titles can be used as collateral to improve their economic standing.Mr. Vaz, who was guest speaker at a recent ceremony to present the titles, said that Government had realised that the greatest hindrance in the pace and progress of the programme, was the costly surveys and the prohibitive overall fees in the process of Titling.Certificate of Titles were issued to beneficiaries under the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), on Wednesday (Nov. 12). The ceremony, which marked the final phase for 2008, was held at the Shiloh Apostolic Church, West Prospect in St. Catherine.The Minister noted that the key element of LAMP in St. Catherine was the Cadastral Mapping System undertaken by the Government, which in effect removes the need for surveys and allows landholders, to either avail themselves of the services under LAMP at their own pace, or make alternative arrangements to obtain their titles.The programme, which began in 2000 was a pilot programme jointly funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).The main objective of the programme is to assist the Government of Jamaica to establish a dynamic land market that will promote the efficient use of land.Beneficiaries from areas in St. Catherine including Sligoville, West Prospect, Stanbury Grove, Rock Hall, James Mountain, Cedar Valley, Above Rocks and Riversdale, received Certificates of Title, as a part of the programme. RelatedGovernment Issues Final Batch of Land Titles for 2008last_img read more

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Having difficult conversations: Addressing vaccine hesitancy

first_imgHaving difficult conversations: Addressing vaccine hesitancy by Zoe Perrier, graduate student in the Department of Psychological Sciences, and Adrianne Fletcher, assistant professor and assistant dean for diversity and inclusion at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social SciencesRegarding vaccine hesitancy towards the COVID-19 vaccine, about half the population is in the “movable middle.” More specifically, 20% are skeptical and 30% are open but uncertain. They want to know that vaccines are safe and that the benefits outweigh the risks. Using empathic messaging and transformative dialogue, we can do our part to increase vaccine efficacy among our friends and family in the movable middle. The following three topics are among the most common reasons for vaccine hesitancy. In this article we will discuss how to address these tough conversations with friends, family, and community members.Side effects and safetyWhen engaging with someone who cites concerns about side effects and safety as a reason for hesitancy regarding the COVID-19 vaccine:Lead with empathy by meeting the person where they are and listening to their concerns. Respect that it is okay to be hesitant. Ask: “What specifically worries you about the vaccine and its side effects?” Be affirming in your response. Give the facts about vaccine safety. Be upfront. Avoid using medical jargon and describe side effects honestly. For example, you might list common side effects, such as local pain at the injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle or joint pain, chills, fever, swelling and nausea. Note that these typically subside after a couple of days. In addressing the safety of the vaccine, use language like “safe and effective” rather than “quickly developed.” Encourage them to direct questions to their health care provider. Answer what you can but be honest about what you can’t answer. Refer to seeking out new information as “keeping up with the latest information” rather than “there is a lot we still don’t know yet.” Lack of knowledgeWhen engaging with someone who cites lack of knowledge about COVID-19 vaccines as a reason for hesitancy or not getting the vaccine:Lead with empathy by meeting the person where they are. Be curious about their knowledge regarding COVID-19 vaccines by asking: “Tell me what you know about COVID-19 vaccines.”Validate their accurate knowledge points, and wonder about their inaccurate points by saying, “Tell me more about this” or “say more about that.” Be sure to validate responses by saying, “I can see how you arrived at that understanding.”Be curious by inquiring; “Are you interested in additional information about COVID-19 vaccines?”Answer questions and provide knowledge about the vaccines using everyday language. Government distrustWhen engaging with someone who cites distrust of the political and economic motives of the government regarding COVID-19 vaccines:Lead with empathy by meeting the person where they are. Acknowledge all feelings of distrust.To the wonderer., ask: “When did you first come to distrust the motives of the government and government-sanctioned organizations?”Listen to their narrative without interruption.Validate their narrative and wonder about exceptions to their story. Ask: “Have you or anyone that you know ever been able to trust the motives of the government?”To the wonder, ask: “What might move you from distrust of the government’s motives to increased trust of the government’s motives?”Tips for conversationsWhen having these difficult conversations with family and friends, it is important to be an active, empathetic listener and acknowledge hesitancy. Make the conversation collaborative, not combative. Remember, they are receiving a lot of different information about the vaccine from different sources. Overall, the choice is theirs to make, and you could be an important voice in their departure from the “moveable middle.”Reference:Messaging Guidance. (n.d.). Ad Council COVID-19 Initiative. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adcouncilvaccinetoolkit.org/resources/messaging-guidance. /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:Case Western Reserve University, community, council, covid-19, dialogue, Family, Government, headache, interruption, language, muscle, Professor, Safety, school, Student, university, Vaccines, voicelast_img read more

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