Uber rival Ola announces London launch

first_img The company had an apparent jab at Uber, saying the launch meant “50,000 licensed drivers will now be assured that they can continue to provide mobility services in London”. The Silicon Valley giant will appeal the decision and can continue to operate in the capital during this process. Uber rival Ola announces London launch Ola launched in the UK in Cardiff last year and now has drivers in Birmingham, Liverpool, Exeter, Reading, Bristol, Bath, Coventry and Warwick. The Indian ride-hailing app today announced it had begun on-boarding drivers in London and would launch in the coming weeks. Ride-hailing app Ola has fired the starting gun in the race to recruit Uber drivers and customers, announcing it will soon launch in London. whatsapp Tuesday 26 November 2019 3:18 pm “Drivers are at the heart of our service and thousands of people come into work at Uber every day focused on how to make their experience better, on and off the road,” they said. whatsapp The regulator said it was not confident the app had a “robust system for protecting passenger safety”, after it found unlicensed and uninsured drivers using the platform. Read more: Uber rival Bolt sect to secure $100m in new funding The announcement comes just one day after Transport for London (TfL) refused to grant Uber a new operating licence for a “pattern of failures” around passenger safety. Simon Smith, Head of International, Ola said: “We have built a robust mobility platform for London which is fully compliant with TfL’s high standards. Stefan Boscia Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunUndo An Uber spokesperson said it would continue to support its drivers. Share TfL awarded a licence to the app in July. Read more: TfL bans Uber from London after a ‘pattern of failures’ “We have had constructive conversations with the authorities, drivers, and local communities in London over the past months, and look forward to contributing towards solving mobility issues in innovative and meaningful ways.” Sources said the Estonian company would cement itself as a $1bn unicorn company with the new funding, according to Sky News. Ola’s launch announcement comes as it was revealed that competing ride-hailing app Bolt is just weeks away from securing $100m (£78m) in new funding. Ola is set to launch in London in the coming weeks. (AFP via Getty Images) “Whether it’s being able to study for undergraduate degrees with Uber Pro or stronger insurance protections, we’ll continue working to improve the experience for and with drivers.” More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comlast_img read more

10 stories that are key to understanding 2017

first_img8. Promise and peril: One promising cancer therapy shows the curvy route toward FDA approvalCAR-T experiments come with major promise, but they also come with a risk: The treatment has to nearly kill you to save you.Read The Story [email protected] Don’t Miss10 stories that are key to understanding 2017 9. Scientists consider ways to harness the power of gene driveGene drives enable genetic modifications to a single organism to spread rapidly through the entire population by ensuring that targeted genes are passed on to nearly all offspring. But some scientists are urging caution, noting the consequences of even controlled experiments to, say, prevent infectious diseases such as malaria may not be fully understood.Read The Story 3. Watch out for more big-dollar biotech deals that may obscure a subdued realityBy touting a towering sum for one agreement, however speculative, a biotech company might be able to exert some leverage the next time it seeks a partner from big pharma. The problem: Sometimes a billion dollars is not a billion dollars. Read The Story 4. Zika sparked global alarm in 2016. Could the world see a vaccine in 2017?Development is actually occurring at warp-speed rates in comparison with the development of other vaccines, with more clinical trials scheduled in 2017. But when the trials are done, will there be a market for a Zika vaccine?Read The Story By David Beard Dec. 29, 2016 Reprints About the Author Reprints From the spread of Zika virus to a nasty dispute over the gene-editing technology CRISPR, 2016 has been a fascinating year for science and medicine. But past is also prologue, and a look back at some of this past year’s STAT coverage gives us a sense of what the next year could bring. Here are synopses of several stories that provide key background for the year to come, along with links if you want to go deeper.1. Scientists are mapping the way toward the creation of a human genome from scratchThe organizers of the project expect its very existence to drive down the cost of splicing together the chemical “letters” that constitute DNA into whole genomes — eventually producing a man-made version of the complete genetic blueprint for a human being. Read The Storyadvertisement Alex Hogan/STAT 6. An accelerated process to approve new drugs (advocates hope)Behind the new 21st Century Cures Act passed by Congress in December, there’s a dirty secret: many provisions don’t provide a clear path for implementation. That said, there are set deadlines on moving toward faster drug approvals.Read The Storycenter_img Tags biotechnologyCRISPRgeneticsopioidspharmaceuticalsWhite Housewomen’s healthZika Virus Read The Story 5. We’ll see more fights over reproductive rights. Here’s a look at one tactic from abortion opponents.Lawmakers are seeking to introduce personhood bills in Wisconsin, Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi. The first step in some states may be fetal tax credits for expectant parents.Read The Story Readers, are there other critical areas you’d suggest we focus on in the year to come? Let us know in the comments section below. 10. How will drug makers fare in Trump’s new Washington?Donald Trump’s ascent in Washington is generating whispers at the highest levels of industry about whether the Republican Party will remain a staunch ally of drug companies. Is Trump’s criticism of the drug industry an aberration — or is he a sign of things to come?Read The Story David Beard 2. The fight over who owns the rights to CRISPR is expected to come to a headIt won’t be easy for patent office judges to decide just how obvious it was to move from one team’s editing of DNA in a test tube to another’s doing it in eukaryotic cells, the kind in animals from mice to people. The stakes are high.advertisement @dabeard 7. As deaths mount, will the public learn more about how deadly opioid painkillers were marketed?The aggressive marketing of OxyContin has been blamed for helping to trigger a national epidemic of opioid abuse. A judge’s ruling to unseal records sought by STAT that could shed more light on the issue will be reviewed by a Kentucky appeals court in 2017.Read The StoryRelated: 52 weeks, 52 faces: Obituaries narrate lives lost to the opioid epidemiclast_img read more

Lehigh man threatens mother & child with gun in heated road rage

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement ALVA, Fla. – A Lehigh Acres man was arrested for threatening a woman and her child with a gun during a heated road rage incident in Alva on Thursday evening.The incident happened at Palm Beach Boulevard and Styles Road just before 5 p.m. While driving westbound on Palm Beach Boulevard, Gregory Snowden, 59, threatened the woman with a 9 mm Ruder handgun, according to troopers.The woman was driving a sedan with her young child in the car.Snowden’s Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck collided with the driver’s side of the woman’s sedan, causing her car to travel across the eastbound lanes of Palm Beach Boulevard and stop in a ditch, troopers confirmed. Man arrested for attacking woman, three girls in Cape Coral road rage incident June 3, 2021 Florida man shoots at man who threw banana at truck during road rage incident May 21, 2021 AdvertisementTags: AlvaRoad rageSR 80 AdvertisementNo one was injured in the crash. Snowden was arrested and is facing charges of cruelty toward a child, aggravated battery, improperly exhibiting a firearm or dangerous weapon, and reckless driving causing damage to a person or property.center_img AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS 911 caller claims Collier County woman threatened him with gun during road rage incident June 14, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Man found guilty in 2018 murder of two Alva teens June 12, 2021last_img read more

Nerney’s Foxrock-Cabinteely down Sarsfields to claim fifth Leinster title in a row

first_img Facebook Jodi Egan, Hannah O’Neill and Katie McNally all raised green flags to give the favourites the perfect start while Aisling Murphy, Amy Connolly and Egan chipped in with points to leave them 12 points clear after 15 minutes.Sarsfields though, to their credit, found a way to get back into the game. Teenager Leah Tarpey fired in a great goal as a brace of Meaghan Dunne points were followed by one from Alison McEvoy which saw them cut the gap to six after 25 minutes.But Aisling Murphy finished the half with a goal and a point to leave Foxrock-Cabinteely 4-4 to 1-3 ahead at half time.Sarsfields lost Joyce Dunne to the sin bin on the stroke of half time and Amy Ring exploited Foxrock-Cabinteely’s numerical advantage with an early point.Lorna O’Sullivan and Laura Marie Maher responded for Sarsfields but an Andrea Murphy point made it 4-6 to 1-5 as we entered the final quarter of the game.Leah Tarpey made it a nine point game but Sarsfields had to play the final ten minutes with 14 players following the sin binning of Alison McEvoy.The victors didn’t score again in the time that remained and although Lorna O’Sullivan got her second point of the game, that would be all they could manage as Foxrock-Cabinteely ran out eight point winners.SCORERS – SARSFIELDS: Leah Tarpey 1-1, Meaghan Dunne 0-2, Alison McEvoy 0-1, Lorna O’Sullivan 0-2, Laura Marie Maher 0-1 FOXROCK-CABINTEELY: Aisling Murphy 1-2, Amy Connolly 0-1, Hannah O’Neill 1-0, Katie McNally 1-0, Jodi Egan 1-1, Amy Ring 0-1, Andrea Murphy 0-1SARSFIELDS: Laura Peake; Amy Grehan, Jenny McEvoy, Leah Tarpey; Rachel Williams, Alison McEvoy, Amy Loughman; Joyce Dunne, Rosemarie Bermingham; Laura Marie Maher, Mags McEvoy, Meaghan Dunne; Casey Conroy, Lorna O’Sullivan, Aileen O’LoughlinFOXROCK-CABINTEELY: Aisling Tarpey; Aedin Murray, Sarah Quinn, Ciara O’Riordan; Emma McDonagh, Aisling Murphy, Lorna Fusciardi; Laura Nerney, Hannah O’Neill; Tara O’Sullivan, Fiona Claffey, Amy Connolly; Jodi Egan, Katie McNally, Amy RingSEE ALSO – Laois family at the centre of High Court swine flu test case By Alan Hartnett – 27th October 2019 GAA Facebook Nerney’s Foxrock-Cabinteely down Sarsfields to claim fifth Leinster title in a row GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Home Sport GAA Nerney’s Foxrock-Cabinteely down Sarsfields to claim fifth Leinster title in a row SportGAALadies Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twittercenter_img 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Previous articleThe Week that Was: The top 10 stories of the past seven daysNext articlePortlaoise defeat Naas to reach Hosie Cup final in style Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Sarsfields 1-7 Foxrock-Cabinteely 4-6Leinster Ladies Senior Club Football Championship FinalDublin champions Foxrock-Cabinteely have claimed their fifth Leinster championship title in a row as they downed Sarsfields in Kinnegad this afternoon.Portlaoise native Laura Nerney was in the middle of the field for the Dublin side as they built up an early first half lead which they maintained throughout the rest of the half.They scored three goals in the first six minutes of the contest and although Sarsfields rallied somewhat after that, the damage was done with their chances of causing an upset gone. Twitter TAGSSarsfields Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results last_img read more

Mobilisation pour la plantation d’arbres en dépit du froid hivernal.

first_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Facebook Twitter By Choi Song Min – 2014.11.25 10:07am « Étant donné que cette campagneintervient après la saison habituellement réservée aux plantations, lespépinières disposent d’une offre limitée. Par conséquent, certaines plantationset centres de gestion forestière vendent les jeunes arbres entre 200 et 500wons (0.02 – 0.06 dollars américains). La plupart des montagnes sont nues etbeaucoup de terre y a été extraite pour les lopins individuels. Donc ce n’estpas vraiment un problème de planter des arbres à ces endroits. Mais leshabitants des fermes environnantes s’inquiètent du fait que ces arbres soientplantés sur leurs lopins, ce qui réduirait la surface cultivable à leurdisposition », a ajouté la source. Une source de la province du Hamgyŏng duNord a déclaré jeudi à Daily NK qu’ « il y a des rassemblements auxniveaux provincial, municipal, et du comté afin d’atteindre le but exprimé parKim Jong Un de reboiser le pays. Tous les habitants, y compris les élèves desécoles élémentaires, ont été mobilisés pour cette campagne. Les élèves ontplanté diverses sortes d’arbres, tels que des pins, et créé des « forêtsde la jeunesse » ; les entreprises d’État et celles du Syndicatdémocratique des Femmes de Corée ont planté des « forêts du patriotismesocialiste » durant des journées consacrées à la plantation d’arbres dansles montagnes, les berges des rivières, et le long des voies de chemin defer. » La Corée du Nord a mobilisé ses habitantsdans le cadre d’une campagne de plantation d’arbres en dépit du début del’hiver. Cette campagne suit la récente visite de Kim Jong Un dans unepépinière, où ce dernier a fait état de son inquiétude relative à la déforestationsubie par le pays, et serait la manifestation d’une rivalité entre les cadresdu parti souhaitant prouver leur loyauté à l’égard du chef. News News News Partout dans le pays, il a été enjoint auxusines d’État, écoles, et quartiers de participer au projet de reforestationdans les zones désignées à cet effet. Selon la source, certains travailleursont secrètement déplanté des arbres qui venaient d’être plantés afin de remplirleurs quotas, conduisant à certaines frictions entre groupes concurrents. Mobilisation pour la plantation d’arbres en dépit du froid hivernal.center_img SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarChoi Song Min RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR En attendant, le Rodong Sinmun, le journaldu parti, a publié un article le 11 novembre décrivant la visite de Kim Jong Unà la pépinière centrale de Pyongyang. À cette occasion,Kim Jong Un a déclaré que « les ressources forestières ont fortementdiminué durant la Marche de la Souffrance, et l’ampleur de la déforestationtrès sérieuse », avant d’appeler les habitants, le parti, et l’armée à semobiliser et à se battre dans le cadre de cette « guerre contre lanature », selon le journal. Selon la source, cela n’a pas diminué lesefforts pour autant. « En dépit du froid et des chutes de neige, les zonesproches des montagnes et des voies de chemin de fer sont remplies de gens entrain de creuser le sol à l’aide de pelles et de pioches. » North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News En général, ces campagnes ont lieu auprintemps ou à l’automne. Le fait que celle-ci ait lieu en hiver estparticulièrement inhabituel. last_img read more

Equisoft partners with Refinitiv to offer fund sales platform

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Richardson Wealth, Bloom Burton form healthcare sector–focused alliance Close-up Of Two Businessman Analyzing Graph On Digital Tablet andreypopov/123RF Related news Keywords Partnerships IE Staff MD Financial and Scotiabank partner with women physicians Using Refinitiv’s proprietary classification-based methodologies, the solution features product positioning and comparisons for fund analysis.“Refinitiv Lipper’s data is trusted globally by asset management firms, so they are the ideal partner for our solution […],” said Shawn Gillespie, business development manager at Equisoft, in the release.“The Equisoft/Refinitiv Lipper partnered solution will put wholesalers in the advisors’ spotlight and deliver what they need most to add even greater value for their clients: advanced portfolio design and solution positioning backed by industry-leading data,” he said. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Software provider Equisoft has partnered with data provider Refinitiv to provide a sales platform that fund wholesalers can offer to advisors, Montreal-based Equisoft said in a release on Thursday.“Equisoft-analyze for wholesalers powered by Refinitive Lipper data” is a “web-based fund sales acceleration platform” that offers analytic services for funds and portfolios, the release said. Mackenzie and Great-West Lifeco partner with private equity managerlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Names New Communications Director

first_imgUniversity of Colorado at Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny announced today the appointment of Pauline Hale, former director of public relations and current spokesperson for the Boulder campus, to the position of executive director of University Communications, effective Feb. 1. The position was vacated in July 2002 when former Executive Director Bobbi Barrow resigned to join Denver Health Medical Center. A national search conducted last fall did not result in an appointment. “I am delighted that Pauline, a long-time member of the campus community, will take on this important responsibility,” Byyny said. “Her broad knowledge of the university and credibility as a communications professional will serve the campus well. I especially welcome her commitment to helping the campus reach its goals, including the Quality for Colorado initiative.” As spokesperson, Hale will continue to work closely with the chancellor and senior administrators in representing the Boulder campus. As executive director of University Communications, Hale will report to Ric Porreca, senior vice chancellor for the Boulder campus. Hale served as CU-Boulder’s director of public relations from 1982 to 1998, when she resigned to handle special projects in the Chancellor’s Office and the Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis. She has served as campus spokesperson since last fall. “I’m looking forward to this new challenge and opportunity with great enthusiasm,” Hale said. “The Boulder campus is an inspiring place to work, and I view it as a great privilege to continue serving this university and its people.” Hale holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism, with a focus on public relations, from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining CU-Boulder in 1982, she had served as news coordinator at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and as wire editor at a daily newspaper in Oklahoma. In her new position, Hale will be responsible for managing an integrated communications program that includes publications and creative services, news services, marketing, photography services, web communications, community affairs and internal communications. Published: Jan. 15, 2003 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Attend a forum on developing a common curriculum––Sessions through March 29

first_img Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Assessment Katherine Eggert and Professor of Musicology Robert Shay, former dean of the College of Music, are  hosting a series of five open forums on the concept of a shared community of learning, planning a common curriculum and what it would look like for the CU Boulder campus.The forums are open to all members of the campus community (students, faculty and staff members). Eggert and Shay also are meeting with academic departments and programs throughout the spring 2021 semester to discuss a common curriculum. Questions? Email [email protected]  Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:GeneralEvents & Exhibits  Register for one of these public forums March 5 at 1 p.m. March 10 at 4 p.m. March 18 at 11:30 a.m. March 23 at 8 a.m. March 29 at 3 p.m. Published: Feb. 24, 2021 last_img read more

Robert Mondavi Winery and the James Beard Foundation Announce 5-Year Scholarship…

first_imgFacebook Home Industry News Releases Robert Mondavi Winery and the James Beard Foundation Announce 5-Year Scholarship for…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessRobert Mondavi Winery and the James Beard Foundation Announce 5-Year Scholarship for Wine StudyBy Press Release – April 2, 2018 159 0 TAGSJames Beard FoundationRobert Mondavi Winery Twitter Linkedin Email ReddIt Share Pinterest AdvertisementEssential Funding to Support Next Generation of Wine ScholarsOAKVILLE, Calif. (April 2, 2018) – Napa Valley icon Robert Mondavi Winery, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, has created a five-year scholarship for the advancement of wine education in the U.S.  From 2018 to 2022, the James Beard Foundation Robert Mondavi Memorial Scholarship will award $10,000 annually to an aspiring culinary or wine professional to further their wine education at a licensed or accredited culinary school, hospitality institution, college or university of their choice.In addition to providing the award for tuition expenses, Robert Mondavi Winery will also provide each of the five annual winners the opportunity for experiential learning through a visit to the celebrated Napa Valley winery and immersion in activities around the historic estate. Michelle Perry, Vice President of Marketing, Hospitality and DTC at Robert Mondavi Winery says, “Robert Mondavi was a generous teacher throughout his life, mentoring many young winemakers and sharing winemaking learnings with his Napa Valley colleagues for the greater good of the industry. It was a natural fit, then, for us to partner with such an esteemed culinary organization as the James Beard Foundation, with whom we’ve enjoyed a close relationship over the years, to support the next generation of wine scholars and innovators. We’re excited to help the best and the brightest in advancing their wine careers.”“We are grateful for the benevolent support the Foundation continues to receive from the Robert Mondavi Winery for our educational programming,” adds Michelle Santoro, Senior Manager, Scholarships, James Beard Foundation. “Whether it is for the Robert Mondavi Winery Memorial Scholarship for a deserving candidate pursuing beverage or wine studies or as a supporting sponsor of our national Taste America culinary tour, their generosity allows us to expand our mission to make America’s wine and beverage culture more diverse and sustainable for everyone.”The 2018 James Beard Foundation Robert Mondavi Memorial Scholarship application period runs from April 1, 2018 through May 15, 2018.  To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. residents, age 21 or older and have a high school diploma or GED. They must also be enrolling in or enrolled at a beverage, wine studies or hospitality management program or a Master Sommelier program at an accredited culinary school or institution. For more information on how to apply for the James Beard Foundation Robert Mondavi Memorial Scholarship, visit: www.jamesbeard.org/scholarships. The 2018 winner will be notified in August 2018.About Robert Mondavi WineryRobert Mondavi Winery was founded in 1966 by winemaking pioneer and icon Robert Mondavi. It is home to the historic To Kalon Vineyard, a 440-acre parcel of exceptional provenance that contributes to the winery’s Napa Valley, Oakville, Reserve, and To Kalon vineyard-designated wine programs. Robert Mondavi Winery’s love of craftsmanship went beyond winemaking to include art, music and food, elements of which are woven throughout the winery and visitor experience. For additional information about Robert Mondavi Winery, visit: www.robertmondaviwinery.comAbout the James Beard Foundation Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures, and honors chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, the late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful, and delicious food. Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit jamesbeard.org.Advertisement Previous articleMagrino Announces New Client Mouton CadetNext articleWine Writer Takes a Snapshot of Oregon Wine Biz Press Releaselast_img read more

No public-private demarcation for improving healthcare in India: Dr VK Paul at FICCI HEAL 2019

first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” FICCI HEAL 2019 – Health of Healthcare in IndiaNational Health AuthorityNITI Aayog Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment News Read Article Related Posts No public-private demarcation for improving healthcare in India: Dr VK Paul at FICCI HEAL 2019 The government is working to establish 75 additional medical colleges in next 4-5 years through PPP modelsDr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Government of India said “The public and private sectors in the healthcare sector have come together and are fully committed to serve the people of India.” Speaking at ‘FICCI HEAL 2019 – Health of Healthcare in India’, organised by FICCI supported by NITI Aayog and National Health Authority.“Most important highlight of Ayushman Bharat is that it has now finally established ‘One India, one nation, one health sector’. Private-public demarcations are over once and for all. We are working together on agreed terms and methodologies through dialogue and systems with an endeavour to find solutions to the challenges of our healthcare system” said Dr Paul.Dr Paul said that over the last year, country has added 25 per cent additional MBBS seats, which is unprecedented. “From about 60,000 MBBS seats last year, this year we have about 76,000 seats and actually a potential of about 80,000 seats,” he said.He also said that strengthening human resources for the health sector is the key focus of the government, for which it does not differentiate between public and private sectors.The government is working to establish 75 additional medical colleges in the next 4-5 years largely through PPP models for district hospitals and other mechanisms. This is in addition to the creation of 82 medical colleges that began five years ago.“The emphasis on human resources in this government is profound. If you consider Ayushman Bharat to be the highlight of the Independence Day speech of Prime Minister last year, this year for the health sector he only spoke about human resources, which has gained centrality in the development agenda of the nation,” added Dr Paul.Dr Paul further said that with the reforms in the health sector, a consortium of private players can now set up a medical college unlike in the past when a medical college had to be established by a single entity. He urged the private sector to use their resources for training specialists to help achieve the aspired numbers.Sangita Reddy, Senior Vice President, FICCI and Joint MD, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise said, “Ayushman Bharat is transformational for the country. Now we need to up the dialogue on healthcare further and converge the power of Ayushman Bharat with the viability for the sector to make quality healthcare sustainable.”YS Chi, Chairman, Elsevier, RELX Group said, “Health records, digital doctor and medical research are the three key tenets that will drive reforms in the Indian healthcare sector. Future medicine will require close coordination between augmented intelligence and doctors.”Dr Arvind Lal, Chair, FICCI Health Services Committee and CMD, Dr Lal Pathlabs said, “As the country aims to become a $ 5 trillion economy, healthcare industry will play a major part in building a prosperous and a healthy India.” Dr Lal added “Fund allocation to the North Eastern states has shot up by almost 250 per cent over the last five years. Imagine if this was to happen in healthcare. We urge the government to increase the public health spend to at least 2.5 per cent, as envisaged in the National Health Policy 2017 and preferably to 3 per cent, at the earliest.” Comments (0) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By EH News Bureau on August 21, 2019 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”last_img read more