first_imgThe lorry queues have been blamed by some on supermarkets stockpiling food due to no-deal Brexit fears. In March 2020 the nation was suffering a shortage of loo rolls on the shelves due to stockpiling Also Read: Supermarkets begin stockpiling food in case of no-deal Brexit Fears of a no-deal Brexit have risen dramatically over the past week as both sides continue to say they are far apart in negotiations. Yesterday saw miles-long queues of lorries on the A20 outside Dover, after 10-mile long tailbacks in Calais on Friday. In March 2020 the nation was suffering a shortage of loo rolls on the shelves due to stockpiling A senior consultant to one of the UK’s largest supermarkets told the Sunday Times: “There was a conversation a week ago when ministers said prepare for no-deal. This weekend the message is that it’s no-deal. Supermarkets begin stockpiling food in case of no-deal Brexit whatsapp Boris Johnson will speak to EU chief Ursula von der Leyen today in what has been described as a final deadline for talks. Sunday 13 December 2020 3:46 pm Long queues outside Dover whatsapp Foreign secretary Dominic Raab disputed the claims during an interview with Times Radio this morning, saying “we’re not going to see shelves running bare”. Supermarkets and ministers are reportedly worried about the prospect of consumers panic buying before 1 January if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, while food producers are warning of three-month shortages of vegetables. Stefan Boscia center_img Von der Leyen reportedly told EU leaders on Friday that there was now a “higher probability for no-deal than deal”. The UK’s largest supermarkets have begun stockpiling food and other products, after being warned about the potential of a no-deal Brexit by the government. “Supermarkets and ministers are hugely worried about panic-buying. They saw what happened over Covid when people started hoarding toilet rolls and know how quickly it can go wrong. Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data “We’ve got diversity of supply – fifty per cent of UK food comes from within the UK,” he said. Tags: Brexit Show Comments ▼ Raab told the BBC that von der Leyen must today make compromises on fisheries and level playing field for Brexit talks to continue. The pair will decide today whether there is the possibility of a breakthrough or if it is time to prepare for the UK to leave the EU’s single market and customs union on no-deal terms. Share “That will be nothing compared to what will happen.” In March 2020 the nation was suffering a shortage of loo rolls on the shelves due to stockpiling Also Read: Supermarkets begin stockpiling food in case of no-deal Brexit Future fisheries arrangements, business subsidy regulations as a part of level playing field talks and the overall governance of the deal are the three largest barriers to a deal. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishUndoPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesUndoDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoTop Walk-In-Tubs | Search AdsHere’s the Average Price of a Walk In TubTop Walk-In-Tubs | Search AdsUndoMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comUndolast_img read more

first_img“I would encourage any eligible Black-led tech startup that is curious about how Google for Startups can help them to apply for the Black Founders Fund”, Krupinska added. Show Comments ▼ The US justice department is set to file the lawsuit against Google today (Getty Images) whatsapp Google launches $2m fund to help bridge funding gap for Black tech founders Tuesday 2 March 2021 7:35 pm The US justice department is set to file the lawsuit against Google today (Getty Images) Also Read: Google launches $2m fund to help bridge funding gap for Black tech founders To be eligible, tech startups need to have one or more founders that self-identify as Black and the startup must already have a product in the market. Head of Google for Startups UK, Marta Krupinska recognises the opportunity the pandemic presents to plan for more equal opportunities and said: Alexander Green According to the 2020 European State of Tech Report, 59 per cent of Black women and men experienced a form of discrimination working in the tech industry during the last 12 months. whatsapp However, Black people are split by gender when it comes to the type of discrimination faced in the workplace. On the one hand, 87 per cent of black women said their experience was due to gender, compared to only 26 per cent of black men. Whereas, 43 per cent of black men believed their experience of discrimination was due to their nationality or ethnicity. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableUndoBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItUndoLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndoLiver Health1 Bite Of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauUndoMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comUndoThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportUndo More From Our Partners Kansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org First launched in the US during the aftermath of Black Lives Matter protests last year, the fund forms part of Google’s $175m commitment to improving economic opportunities for black entrepreneurs. With less than one per cent of venture capital funding reaching UK black led start-ups, Google is aware of the further work needed to the gap. Share “We are in a position where we can help build a more equitable future. One where entrepreneurs are judged solely by the quality of their businesses. The US justice department is set to file the lawsuit against Google today (Getty Images) Also Read: Google launches $2m fund to help bridge funding gap for Black tech founders Under the scheme which closes on 21 March, selected European startups in the Google for Startups network will receive $100,000 in non-dilutive cash awards and up to $220,000 per startup in Google Ad Grants. The Google for Startups Black Founders fund, worth £1.5m has opened in the UK to address the lack of black talent in tech start-ups, after only 38 black founders received venture capital funding in the last 10 years. Tags: Google Small business Startupslast_img read more

first_imgUncategorizedCreature Sounds: A Q&A With Sea WolfAlex Brown Church, front man for Sea Wolf, talks inspiration and perspirationBy Drew Tewksbury – June 19, 2013490ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItAlex Brown Church, front man for Sea Wolf, talks inspiration and perspiration. The band takes the stage at the El Rey Theatre on Friday, June 21,Describe the sound that has emerged in Northeast L.A.When I moved to the area in 1997, there was a retro, ’60s rock scene. Now there’s a whole spectrum of artists. The indie aspect remains, but just as that genre has broadened, so has the Northeast sound.How has L.A.’s creative community influenced your music?The thing for me is being around interesting artists who are working hard. It’s difficult to grow without a strong community.Is your process married to a sense of place?Songwriting can be affected by a physical place, but it’s more affected by the place I am at in my life.  TAGSAlex Brown ChurchL.A. CultureSea WolfPrevious articleCrossroads: A New LeafNext articleBe Fruitful & Multiply: Two of L.A.’s Hottest Restaurant Concepts ExpandDrew Tewksbury RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

first_imgLeave this field empty if you’re human: We should be cautious about the ever-expanding effort to characterize “hot” and “inflamed” tumors, meaning those that are likely to provoke strong response by the immune system. This approach has not provided greater prediction accuracy, and the mere presence of high numbers of mutations has also failed to be an accurate predictor of treatment response. Although the recently reported predictive computer algorithm is an improvement over current markers, as we have seen before, early data often looks promising while greater experience may weaken their predictive value.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for Cancer Briefing A weekly look at the latest in cancer research, treatment, and patient care. Our work and that of others to profile how patient’s T cells respond against their own tumor mutations reveals unappreciated biological complexity. In some cases, an individual’s immune system can’t see some tumor targets, or doesn’t appear to see them, and thus doesn’t know what to attack. In other cases, individuals have a greater proportion of tumor-specific “inhibigens” that suppress an individual’s immune response — effectively accelerating tumor growth rather than slowing it. Our data show that the unique ratio of an individual’s suppressive inhibigens to his or her stimulatory T cell responses may be a strong predictor of whether or not immunotherapy will work for that specific patient.Every increment of progress is important, but our understanding of the massively complex human immune system remains incomplete. Any predictive models we use are limited to the model’s assumptions and input data — which are complicated by the fact that each patient’s tumor is unique, as is their ability to marshal an effective T cell force to attack that tumor.There is so much more to learn about immune responses before we can recreate and predict them, and then turn that knowledge into precise and effective therapies that work as prescribers and patients expect them to.Thomas Davis, M.D., is the chief medical officer of Genocea, a cancer-focused biotech company headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. Jessica Flechtner, Ph.D., is the company’s chief scientific officer. The groundbreaking observation that women whose breast cancers had upregulated hormone receptors were likely to benefit from receptor-specific inhibitors launched a series of tremendous therapeutic successes in targeted cancer therapy. The road to developing specific and effective immunotherapies, however, has been a tougher journey than we expected. It would be ideal to have one or more biomarkers that precisely reflect an individual’s immune capacity and so predict his or her response to checkpoint inhibitor drugs, but so far, the predictive potential has been disappointing. One example is the inadequacy of the PD-L1 biomarker to clearly identify responders to PD-1 blockers, a type of checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy currently being used. The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of immune checkpoint inhibitors has changed how cancer is treated. These drugs “unblock” the immune system’s normally protective pathways that prevent T cells from overreacting and potentially harming healthy cells. Immune checkpoint inhibitors work by “uninhibiting” a cancer patient’s T cells to attack his or her tumor.While successful checkpoint therapy indicates that an individual’s immune system can control tumor growth as though the tumor is a viral infection, not everyone’s immune system seems to be up to the task: Among patients eligible for immunotherapy, only about 1 in 7 respond to it. A new tumor-scoring algorithm based on the unique genomic characteristics of an individual’s cancer, recently described in STAT, has been proposed to reduce the number of treatment failures by predicting the outcome of checkpoint therapy.While that is a promising and welcome approach, there is more to the story that warrants a closer look.advertisement @GenoceaBio Please enter a valid email address. About the Authors Reprints First OpinionPredicting immunotherapy success: We’ve mastered the foothills but the summit lies ahead @GenoceaBio By Thomas Davis and Jessica Flechtner April 6, 2020 Reprints Antigen-based metric could better predict which patients benefit from immunotherapy, study says Privacy Policy Tags cancer Thomas Davis Jessica Flechtner Why is an accurate predictor of the impact of a checkpoint inhibitor so hard to find? Despite intense investigations at all levels of the biomedical spectrum from basic to clinical research, we have yet to fully grasp the extraordinary complexity of the human immune system: how it recognizes tumor targets, how tumors interact with and influence patients’ immune cells, and how a patient’s treatment history may “rewrite the script” and change the rules his or her immune system follows.In addition to focusing on the tumor and using computer algorithms to predict targets, another informed way to identify individuals for whom immunotherapy will be successful includes careful interrogation of each patient’s immune system. This task involves mapping all the mutations in an individual’s tumor and identifying precisely how well his or her T cells are equipped to recognize and kill each of those targets. Related: Adobelast_img read more

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Malcolm Morrison S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector The Toronto stock market closed higher Tuesday as the U.S. Federal Reserve offered further indications that the economic recovery south of the border is continuing at a steady but slow pace. The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 109.68 points to 12,537.69 as the Fed left its key interest rate near zero and said that it expects to keep rates exceptionally low through at least late 2014. The TSX Venture Exchange slipped 8.72 points to 1,627.37 while the Canadian dollar gained 0.35 of a cent to 101.09 cents US. The Fed said strains in global financial markets have eased, household and business spending have continued to advance and labour conditions have continued to improve. U.S. markets gained momentum following the Fed decision as the Dow industrials surged 217.97 points to 13,177.68, the highest since Dec. 31, 2007. The Nasdaq was ahead 56.22 points at 3,039.88 and the S&P 500 index moved up 24.87 points to 1,395.96. Markets had been higher all session after strong U.S. retail sales numbers also reinforced the view that the American economy continues to improve. Sales ran ahead 1.1% last month. It was the biggest gain since September and the data provided evidence that a stronger job market is boosting the economy. “The jobs picture is picking up, we had a good retail sales number, that’s showing some confidence, that’s important,” said John Stephenson, portfolio manager at First Asset Funds Inc. Auto sales were strong and department stores had their biggest gain in more than a year. Even without a 3.3% rise in gasoline sales, retail sales would have increased a solid 0.8%. Banking giant J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. also energized markets after it raised the quarterly dividend by five cents to 30 cents a share and approved a $15 billion stock repurchase program. J.P. Morgan also said the Federal Reserve did not find any problems with its stress test results. The Federal Reserve announced late in the session that it would release the results of its so-called stress test of 19 financial institutions at 4:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday. The release had been planned for Thursday. Optimism that other U.S. banks will get a clean bill of health helped send Toronto’s financial sector up about 1.5% Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) rose 38 cents to $12.65 while Royal Bank (TSX:RY) gained $1.22 to $58. The TSX base metals sector led advancers, up 2.54% as May copper rose six cents to US$3.90 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) climbed $1.04 to C$36.53 and HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) gained 21 cents to $11.70. Tech stocks were also strong with Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) ahead 31 cents to $13.36 while Celestica Inc. (TSX:CLS) was up 57 cents to $10. The April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 37 cents to US$106.71 a barrel. The energy sector was up 1.3% and Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) improved by 85 cents to C$34.03 and Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) up 81 cents to $45.89. The gold sector was the leading decliner, down about 1.25% as bullion prices slipped $5.60 to US$1,694.20 an ounce. Iamgold (TSX:IMG) gave back 26 cents to C$13.70 and Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) lost 73 cents to $45.52. The positive showing in Toronto followed a 76-point decline Monday and two straight weeks of declines. Some analysts feel that the TSX is ripe for some consolidation after rolling ahead steadily since early October with hardly a break. And they think that markets will need another catalyst to provide another leg up to the rally, likely in the form of a positive run of first-quarter earnings reports. “I don’t see any reason to see the markets trade higher or frankly trade that much lower until you get another catalyst,” Stephenson said. In earnings news, Canadian media company and publisher Transcontinental Inc. (TSX:TCL.A) reported a $33.3-million loss, or 41 cents per share, compared with a profit of $25.7 million, or 32 cents per share, a year earlier. Adjusted net income was down six per cent to $27.1 million, or 33 cents per share, a penny lower than analyst expectations. Revenues decreased four per cent to $495.9 million from $514.8 million. Transcontinental also said it is raising its dividend by seven per cent to 14.5 cents and its shares added two cents to $12.90. Shares in Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B) gained 49 cents to $31.91 as the convenience store operator beat analyst forecasts. Net earnings soared nearly 25% to US$86.8 million in the third quarter of its fiscal year. In other corporate news, shares in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (TSX:VRX) were off 18 cents to $54.09 as it said it is expanding its presence in eastern Europe by acquiring Austrian generic drug company Gerot Lannach’s assets, primarily in Russia, for less than $185 million. Gerot Lannach’s largest product is acetylsalicylic acid, a low dose aspirin. The company said total sales of these products was about $55 million last year, up more than 20% from 2010. Keywords Marketwatch TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors read more

first_imgPolice to monitor border roads SAPOL will continue to actively police all roads coming from Victoria into SA over the next few days.Due to the COVID-19 situation in Victoria and the current Emergency Management Declaration, entry in to South Australia is restricted to those travellers who have a current and appropriate Cross Border Travel approval and only on the following permitted roads;Sturt Highway, YambaMallee Highway, PinnarooDukes Highway, WolseleyWimmera Highway, Laurie ParkCasterton Road, PenolaGlenelg Highway, MyoraPrinces Highway, GlenburnieGlenelg River Road, Donovans/NelsonIt is an offence to disobey an Emergency Management Direction, so any person detected trying to or having entered South Australia without the proper Cross Border Travel approval will be stopped and may be the subject of formal police action.All travellers are reminded to exercise caution on the approach to all border locations and to comply with all warning and speed restrictions.Information regarding Cross Border Travel and current Emergency Management Directions is available on the SA Government intranet site https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/ /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:Australia, Casterton, covid-19, Emergency, Emergency Management, exercise, Government, Penola, Pinnaroo, police, SA, SA Government, SAPOL, South Australia, South Australia Police, Victoria, Wolseley, Yambalast_img read more

first_img TAGSAGERpointAllen ShoupAustraliaBauerhaus DesignCaliforniaCalifornia Sustainable Winegrowing AllianceChampagneChateau Ste MichelleCold Climate ConferenceColumbia CrestDurand WaylandEmmetiGusmerLandmark LabelsMendocino CountyMidwest Wine PressNapa TechnologyOntarioPamela SalingPaul MabrayPenn State UniversitySolarcraftTruett-HurstUnited KingdomUS-FIPVinnovationvintankVirginiaWashingtonWine Communicators of Australiawine.com Advertisement Facebook Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, Mar. 5Afternoon BriefVideoAfternoon Brief, Mar. 5By Press Release – March 5, 2014 33 0 ReddIt Trending Story:‘New California’ Tasting To Launch In LondonThe New California event will take place on 22 April and will feature a day of tastings, seminars and panel discussions…Today’s NewsA toast to wine pack innovationPhil Hurst is CEO of Healdsburg, CA-based Truett-Hurst, Inc., a wine company that in the last couple of years has introduced several new products…Midwest Wine Press Reviews Cold Climate Conference 2014The Cold Climate Conference Winter Wine Fest was a delight for the senses, featuring a number of fabulous Minnesota wines…US School Wins Grant To Plant VineyardMiddletown High School in California won the state state grant from the California Department of Education…Extreme freeze damages Ontario vineyardsWine.com Hosts Fourth Annual Industry Growth SummitCustom made wine trend arrives in the United KingdomAllen Shoup to be inducted into Washington Wine Hall of FameFree Sustainability Workshops Offered by the California Sustainable Winegrowing AllianceEnologist teaches others the science of crafting wine at Penn State University5 Ag and Energy Takeaways from the White House BudgetCalifornia Drought: Growers fear coming frostsProposed immigrant processing center roils Central Coast farmworkersChampagne has had ‘too many vintages of the century’Virginia wineries push for more grape growersSupplier NewsWine Industry Workshop: Best Practices From Proven Experts In The Wine IndustryWine country innovation at VinnovationUS-FIP Pumps Featured Among Coolest Things at UnifiedAGERpoint, Durand Wayland partner on intelligent sprayersEmmeti is proud to announce repeat business from Chateau St. Michelle Winery for Columbia CrestWine Communicators of Australia (WCA) to host Paul Mabray of VinTankConsidering Embossing to Add Value to Your Package?Napa Technology Release Two New Products & 360 Approach to Wine PreservationLandmark Label is a Printing Impressions 2013 Gold Ink Award Winner!This will open your eyes about credit card security!SolarCraft Expands Solar for Labcon – World Leader in Eco-Friendly Plastics Increases Solar ProductionAnnual “Best Practices in Winery Operations” Seminar (March 27-28, 2014)Pamela Saling “Empowering Your Sales Force” launches her Marketing and Communications Consulting and Graphic Support Services independently to the Wine IndustryBauerhaus Design: Customers report greater satisfaction with fewer choices Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Twitter Pinterest Share Linkedin Email Previous articleWine Industry Network Welcomes Buffy Schaezlein to the TeamNext articleMETTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision’s Full Bottle Inspection (FBI) Solution Inspects Filled Bottles for Cap, Band Integrity and Fill Level Press Releaselast_img read more

first_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Serving in Rural areas must be made mandatory for doctors: M Venkaiah Naidu News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Share By EH News Bureau on April 12, 2018 center_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Vice President of India Addresses 20th Convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health SciencesM Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, has serving in rural areas must be made mandatory for doctors and they should have empathy, compassion and a caring attitude to enhance their effectiveness. He was addressing the 20th Convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, in Bengaluru recently. The Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, Governor of Karnataka and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.The Vice President asked students to become full-fledged healthcare professionals who can take on the real and continuous challenges that are going to become an integral part of your life. He said that despite making rapid strides in the last two decades, continuing rise in communicable diseases and a spurt in non-communicable or lifestyle diseases pose greater challenge to the nation. The evolution of the sector calls for active involvement and participation of all stakeholders and the use of innovation to bridge intent and execution to overcome change at all its stages – prevention, diagnosis and treatment, he added.He said that the urban-rural divide in India needs urgent attention and action and said that collaborative public-private partnership to remedy the situation. However, the private sector health facilities must not only be accessible to the needy and poor, but must also be affordable, he added.The Vice President said that India can leverage the demographic dividend by improving the quality higher education adding that education system needs to reinvent itself to respond to the emerging challenges of a rapidly changing knowledge economy. Excellence should be the watchword.  Agility and alacrity should be the norm, he added. Related Posts Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

first_imgHomeLifeHealthCovid-19May brings slight increase in Coronavirus cases Jun. 05, 2020 at 6:00 amCovid-19FeaturedHealthNewsMay brings slight increase in Coronavirus casesMadeleine Pauker1 year agocoronavirus casespublic health The number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Santa Monica in May slightly exceeded the number reported in April, according to public health records.One hundred and fourteen cases were confirmed during the month of May, compared to 106 in April. Thirty-two new cases have been reported since last Thursday, which could reflect an uptick in transmission in early May as officials began allowing curbside pickup at stores and reopening some outdoor spaces. The number of new cases had been trending down in previous weeks.As of Thursday, there were 205 confirmed cases in local nursing homes, 77 among staff and 128 among residents. Twenty-eight deaths have been reported since the pandemic began.The Rehabilitation Center of Santa Monica, Beachwood Post-Acute & Rehab and Ocean Pointe Healthcare Center continue to report the most cases. Only one death has been reported among the other five Santa Monica nursing homes with outbreaks.About 7,500 Santa Monica residents have been tested for coronavirus to date, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.Officials closed Santa Monica College’s walk-up testing site and other sites in the county for the last few days as people took to the streets to protest police violence.The Department of Public Health said in a statement that people engaging in protests should wear a face covering securely over their nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in their household. People with symptoms or those who have been exposed to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days.“Public Health joins the many voices expressing dismay, anger, and frustration at the murder of George Floyd by police, and supports the need for LA County residents to stand together against racism and violence,” the department’s statement said.The current health officer order allows for in-person dining at restaurants and hair salons to reopen with physical distancing and infection control protocols.Bars, pubs, breweries and wineries that do not offer sit-down, dine-in meals, as well as other higher-risk businesses, remain [email protected] :coronavirus casespublic healthshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentGallery: Thursday’s peaceful protestSanta Monica police chief says she had “no intelligence” that looters would capitalize on protestYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agolast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 FEB 2014 Previous ArticleVodafone CEO: Facebook is asking for special treatment; $30-40B M&A stashNext ArticleRCOM appoints overall CEO Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RAN Author FinancialQualcommRegulatory Ken Wieland Español Relatedcenter_img Qualcomm is facing increased pressure in China after the country’s Communications Industry Association (CCIA) reportedly filed a complaint against the US chipmaker for abusing what it alleges is a dominant market position.State-run CCTV reported that CCIA had complained about Qualcomm overcharging China’s mobile-phone manufacturers on patent fees.The CCIA says six in ten smartphones in China use chipsets designed by the US firm.Qualcomm revealed in November it was the subject of an anti-trust investigation in China by the country’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). CEO Paul Jacobs subsequently pleaded ignorance of why the chipset maker was put under investigation.CCTV, however, adds some detail.CCIA apparently filed a report with China’s “top economic regulator” in January after visiting two-thirds of its 30 member companies.“Industry insiders” said that for a CNY1000 ($165) smartphone, five per cent of the sale price goes to Qualcomm.“Overseas patent owners charge a lot of dollars and the consequence is that the entire Chinese mobile phone industry is reduced to manufacturers,” said CCIA’s Wang Yanhui, quoted by CCTV. “Their profits are taken by global companies.For its part, Qualcomm says it’s cooperating with NDRC’s investigation.According to China’s anti-trust law, cited by CCTV, Qualcomm could face a fine of more than $1 billion if is judged to be abusing a dominant market position.InterDigital, another US wireless tech company, announced on 7 February it was continuing to cooperate with an anti-monopoly law investigation by NDRC. Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Home China ups anti-trust pressure on Qualcomm – report Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Tags last_img read more