Best of the Brokers for 16 December 2014

first_img Express KCS whatsapp Monday 15 December 2014 8:24 pm Best of the Brokers for 16 December 2014 Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Share To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] DIRECTNumis reiterated its “buy” rating following “robust” first-half results, with sports retail sales’ growth of 1.5 per cent during the second quarter. The broker noted that Sports Direct’s portfolio was set to grow to include between 30 to 40 new stores by the end of 2015.DRAX GROUPWhitman Howard reiterated its “buy” rating, despite the government’s announcement that it might remove support for certain biomass projects. While the news initially caused the firm’s share price to fall by 10 per cent, the broker said it would not impact Drax’s three initial biomass conversions. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Details

Booze Britain? Why over-65s are the UK’s fastest growing group of binge drinkers

first_img whatsapp We’ve all seen them: in bars, on the streets, in the parks. Yep, the alarming statistic is true: young people in Britain going teetotal. And if you think the world is turning tipsy-turvey consider this: the fastest growing group of binge drinkers is the over 65s.According to data published by the Office for National Statistics today, in 2013 binge drinking was higher among the 25-44 age group than it was in the 16-24 age group, where it has long been declining. A binge is categorised as six or more units for a woman or eight or more for a man. The over 65s may be the lowest group, but look what happens when we index the data (start it all from 100 per cent for 2005, so it only shows change). We should of course point out that the over-65s started off with very few binge drinkers – so pensioners are unlikely to be heading inexorably into a Monty Python sketch.And according to the figures, over a fifth of adults in the UK no longer drink any alcohol at all. Meanwhile, the percentage of adult respondents who engage in binge drinking has fallen. If that sounds shocking, wait for the next shot: the proportion of young adults, those aged 16-24, who said they were tee-total grew 40 per cent between 2005 and 2013, the last year for which the ONS has data.Interestingly, that change now makes the 16-24 age group the most likely to be teetotal. Some may point out that the legal drinking age is 18 and that might skew the sample. Underage teetotalism isn’t won’t to affect the rate of change, though – and 40 per cent is a big jump. The data also shows some other, perhaps less surprising facts: girls are less likely to binge than boys (19 per cent versus 12 per cent) and, statistically, you are less likely to binge if you live with dependent children.Finally, does geography make a difference? The map below suggests so. Here is a breakdown of the percentage of adults who binged in the week before the interview. whatsapp Billy Ehrenberg Booze Britain? Why over-65s are the UK’s fastest growing group of binge drinkers Show Comments ▼center_img Share Friday 13 February 2015 9:11 am Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Details

Parents, stop pushing your first-born children so hard – you may be making them short-sighted

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share Parents, stop pushing your first-born children so hard – you may be making them short-sighted We all know first-born children have it best: they’re more likely to be more successful, ambitious and well-qualified.But a new study has found oldest children also have it hardest in one area: eyesight.  The findings, by Cardiff University’s Dr Jeremy Guggenheim, has found while oldest children tend to do better in exams, their eyesight could be far worse than their siblings’. And it could be partly down to their parents pushing them too hard.”Children with an earlier birth order do relatively better at school owing to parents investing more time, effort and/or resources in educating [them],” Guggenheim wrote.We all know sitting in front of a screen for too long gives you square eyes (it might sound like an old wives’ tale but, according to a 2010 study, it can cause slight myopia).But the research, of 90,000 individuals aged between 40 and 69, found parents’ insistence their oldest stayed indoors during childhood to read or study meant first-borns were 20 per cent more likely to develop severe myopia. An earlier study of people aged between 15 and 22 in the UK and Israel found short-sightedness was 10 per cent more common in oldest children, compared with their siblings.  Friday 9 October 2015 10:01 amcenter_img Guggenheim’s conclusion? “The attenuated effect size after adjusting for educational exposure supports a role for reduced parental investment in education of children with later birth orders in their relative protection from myopia.”Or, to put it concisely: stop pushing your kids so hard. You have been warned… whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuzzDestination7 Types of Men Who Are Not Made For RelationshipsBuzzDestinationDefinitionAge Has Finally Caught Up To These CelebsDefinitionFinance DailySeniors (With No Life Insurance) May Get Up To $50k For $15/Mo If They Only AskFinance Daily Emma Haslett last_img read more

Details

Under criticism, Republican congressman seeks to soften comments on Medicaid and the poor

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. What’s included? By Lev Facher March 10, 2017 Reprints Tags CongressMedicaidpolicy 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. Politics Washington Correspondent Lev Facher covers the politics of health and life sciences. WASHINGTON — Congressman Roger Marshall of Kansas is distancing himself from comments he made recently to STAT about poor patients and their health care, which garnered considerable backlash.In a recent interview, discussing the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, Marshall, a Republican, said: “Just like Jesus said, ‘The poor will always be with us.’ There is a group of people that just don’t want health care and aren’t going to take care of themselves.” GET STARTED @levfacher center_img [email protected] Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Lev Facher About the Author Reprints What is it? Log In | Learn More Travis Morisse/The Hutchinson News/AP Under criticism, Republican congressman seeks to soften comments on Medicaid and the poor last_img read more

Details

The coronavirus gives Trump his biggest outbreak emergency yet — and experts are worried

first_imgIt wasn’t true, of course, and common wisdom among public health authorities holds that blocking flights does nothing to stop the spread of disease. It can, in some cases, make things worse.Now Trump is president, and leading an administration that is chaotic and fractious. The outbreak of a new coronavirus could be his biggest public health challenge, and veterans of other disease outbreaks and epidemics are worried about how he’ll handle it.advertisement Privacy Policy Bird flu. SARS. China coronavirus. Is history repeating itself? Related: HealthThe coronavirus gives Trump his biggest outbreak emergency yet — and experts are worried Related: Among the moves by the CDC thus far: airport screening of travelers from Wuhan, where the outbreak is believed to have originated; advisories to hospitals on how to handle potential coronavirus patients; travel advisories recommending that Americans postpone nonessential travel to all of China; and regular public briefings.Several public health officials noted that the federal government bureaucracy is designed to keep working despite political tumult and across administrations.“The core agencies that help to find, stop, and prevent health threats are still functioning,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, a former CDC director who now heads Resolve to Save Lives, dedicated to fighting heart disease and epidemics.Dr. Suzet McKinney, CEO and executive director of the Illinois Medical District and a board member of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the group that sets the Doomsday Clock, also believes that federal agencies can pick up any White House slack.“I have great faith in the public health officials at the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services,” McKinney said.George disagrees.“You can’t just say CDC has got this,” she said.“When you look at how our federal government is organized, we have CDC, FDA, everybody doing their thing. Each has its own emergency response arm that swings into action wherever we have an outbreak. The question becomes what happens when you have an event that goes beyond the usual situation, the usual emergency,” George added.“It’s a lot to try and manage.” That means a coordinator at the White House level, she said. Former President Barack Obama appointed Ron Klain as his “Ebola czar” during the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic. Please enter a valid email address. Related: Leave this field empty if you’re human: Not everyone sounds so concerned.Dr. Anthony Fauci, who heads the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the agency is collaborating with industry to get started on potential vaccines and one could be ready for the first Phase 1 stage of safety testing in three months or so.Fauci said that despite the lack of a designated White House coordinator, the National Security Council is paying close attention to the coronavirus outbreak. “I am very impressed with the response here to this outbreak,” said Fauci told STAT.“Right now we have people running the NSC meetings who are very deeply involved, who are smart and intelligent people,” he added. “I have been in on every single one of those meetings at HHS level and at the NSC level and I can tell you that the U.S. government response is all over this.”Fauci has headed NIAID since 1984, surviving six administrations including those of former presidents Ronald Reagan, both Bushes, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and now Trump. He has helped handle the response to AIDS, the 2001 anthrax attacks, SARS, MERS, Ebola, H1N1 flu, and Zika. WASHINGTON — When Ebola was spreading in West Africa in 2014, Donald Trump took to Twitter.“STOP THE FLIGHTS!,” he blasted in all capital letters. “NO VISAS FROM EBOLA STRICKEN COUNTRIES.”He even cast doubt on the honesty of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tweeting: “Ebola is much easier to transmit than the CDC and government representatives are admitting. Spreading all over Africa — and fast.”advertisement CDC Director Robert Redfield (second right) and Anthony Fauci (right), the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, brief senators on the coronavirus. Alex Wong/Getty Images About the Author Reprints Gostin also offered a more positive take — but for a different reason.“In many ways I am actually delighted that our political leaders are too busy to interfere in this,” he said. “I mean that seriously, because first of all the administration doesn’t have seasoned, experienced people in global health in the White House. It’s not like under the Obama administration, where there were really experienced people who were advising the president.”Gostin added: “All things being equal, I would rather see CDC and the Health and Human Services Department handle this from a public health perspective, a scientific perspective, rather than mucking it up with politics,” Gostin said.“The CDC are highly competent and I think they have done exactly the right thing.” Maggie Fox Nonetheless, no one in public health believes the U.S. is well-prepared to fight an epidemic. It’s something they have been complaining about for years, even decades.“The decrease in funding to protect Americans through global health security means there is less protection for Americans,” Frieden said.The 2020 budget includes $2.6 billion for the public health emergency fund, with just $620 million for the Strategic National Stockpile, which is a repository of drugs, vaccines, and equipment to be mobilized in a health emergency, and $258 million to prepare hospitals to handle something big.Funding for state health departments, hospitals, and public health in general has fallen for years under a number of administrations, including the Obama and Trump years. While funding has gone up at some agencies, it’s not nearly enough, said George.“We need billions and billions of dollars,” she said. Privacy Policy Trending Now: Newsletters Sign up for D.C. Diagnosis An insider’s guide to the politics and policies of health care. New coronavirus can cause infections with no symptoms and sicken otherwise healthy people, studies show ‘The time to worry is now’: The coronavirus in China could threaten pharma’s ingredient sourcing @maggiemfox Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Former CDC director Tom Frieden on 3 key questions about the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China Related: “We are likely to see trade bans, quarantines and other overreactions that are very harmful,” said Lawrence Gostin, a senior professor at Georgetown University and an expert in global health law who has advised several administrations. “With the Ebola epidemic, it was urging quarantines, travel bans, overreacting in all the ways that would be counterproductive. I would hate to see that now.”Support STAT: STAT is offering coverage of the coronavirus for free. Please consider a subscription to support our journalism. Start free trial today.Thus far, Trump has been almost silent about the coronavirus on social media, sending out a rather innocuous tweet Monday that praised his health officials. “We are in very close communication with China concerning the virus. Very few cases reported in USA, but strongly on watch. We have offered China and President Xi any help that is necessary. Our experts are extraordinary!” he tweeted.He has also been silent about an ongoing epidemic of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that has infected more than 3,400 people and killed more than 2,200 of them.But as this outbreak spreads, Trump is not surrounded by seasoned advisers on public health. Trump’s onetime public health adviser, Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer, left the National Security Council in 2018 and returned to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). His team was taken apart. Another adviser who advocated for strong defenses against disease and biological attacks, former homeland security adviser Tom Bossert, also resigned in 2018.In addition, noted Asha George, executive director of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, the White House is distracted by impeachment proceedings, disputes with Iran, North Korea, and China, and the election.“The administration is facing a number of challenges,” George said. “You have those kinds of national security issues going on at the same time that we have this novel coronavirus moving around the world, and we are still in the middle of flu season,” she added.“It’s a lot to be trying to address at once, and the question of whether the administration can handle it is a good one.” Many may help from private industry or state health departments, she said. But at the top levels of government, it’s not clear who may be whispering in Trump’s ear on behalf of public health.Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) has framed a robust biodefense policy as a way for the White House to look strong and evenhanded. “There is nothing like a crisis to make people realize that there are things that are more important,” he said. “I think there would be bipartisan support for anything the executive branch thought it needed to respond to this particular pandemic, if it turns into a pandemic.”Cole said Congress has managed to disregard repeated White House recommendations to slash funding to NIH, CDC, and other public health agencies. For example, the latest appropriations bill Congress passed in December provided $41.7 billion for the NIH, a nearly 7% increase.“We are not without input here. If they go wildly off the tracks on something, that will come out and we will be in a position to put some pressure on,” said Cole, who is former chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees biomedical research.“I have a lot of faith in [CDC Director Robert] Redfield,” Cole added. “I have a lot of faith, obviously, in [National Institutes of Health Director] Francis Collins.”Cole, who has pressed for increases in biomedical funding, said it’s a win for all sides in politics. “This is bipartisan and it’s bicameral,” he said. “I think we are in better shape than we were two years ago.” By Maggie Fox Jan. 28, 2020 Reprints Leave this field empty if you’re human: As public health experts keep an eye on Trump, they should also be aware that despite his frenetic take on Ebola in 2014, he can be gentled.In 2014, he repeated some of the disproven claims about vaccines. “Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn’t feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases,” he tweeted.Then measles started spreading in 2018, fueled by sustained campaigns by vaccine skeptics to persuade some communities not to vaccinate their children. Measles cases surged, with 1,282 cases in 2019, according to the CDC. That’s the highest number since 1992. It was the biggest public health emergency Trump had faced as president.And as a result, he seemed to change his tune on vaccines. “They have to get the shots. The vaccinations are so important,” he told reporters as he left the White House last April. And he didn’t say much else. In a letter to Trump Monday, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) noted: “Unfortunately, under your leadership, this position was eliminated in 2018 and you have provided no clarity on who would be the lead voice and coordinator of the U.S. response to an infectious disease threat. Having a person with expertise leading the whole government response is of utmost importance.”There are many prospects for such a person because there’s a large cadre of public health experts who have fought pandemics and advised on how to prepare for the next one, including former CDC directors.But George worries that the churn at Trump’s White House might frighten off some of the choicer candidates.“Are the experts throughout the country that used to be in an administration, are they going to be willing to come back to help the White House?” she asked. “I think the answer is no. These people are not going to come back into the administration.” Please enter a valid email address. Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Tags CoronavirusDonald Trumpgovernment agenciespublic healthlast_img read more

Details

North American stock markets pull back as U.S. outlook remains cloudy

first_imgDavid Friend Related news The declines were even steeper on Wall Street where investors took a mostly negative stance on the March jobs data, which they had hoped would show a steady recovery after emerging from an intense winter season. The Dow Jones industrials slid 159.84 points to 16,412.71, and the S&P 500 index gave back 23.68 points to 1,865.09. The Nasdaq fell 2.6 per cent to close at its lowest level in about two months, falling 110.01 points to 4,127.73. Tech stocks were the major drag, as influential names like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon all moved lower as growth momentum that’s played out in the sector this year started to lose steam. Traders have been looking for reassurance that the U.S. economy is solid, but despite key economic data throughout the week that pointed to reasons for confidence, the indexes haven’t followed suit. The U.S. Labor Department reported that American employers added 192,000 jobs in March, which fell slightly short of consensus predictions of about 195,000 and was lower than February. “The recovery is perhaps not as strong as one would hope, but the revisions to previous figures suggest that the overall results are quite positive all the same,” wrote Desjardins senior economist Francis Genereux in a note. Overall, employment growth helped back up opinions of a recovery in the U.S. economy, but that sentiment was fuelled by a positive revision to numbers for January and February. The U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 per cent. The employment figures couldn’t to shift perceptions about where the Federal Reserve is headed. During the past few months, the Fed has been reducing its monetary stimulus amid mounting evidence of a sustainable economic recovery in the U.S. All in all, the U.S. jobs report provided “further evidence that the economy is rebounding from the chill of an unusually severe, stormy winter,” wrote CIBC World Markets senior economist Peter Buchanan in a note. Domestic jobs data got a better reception, as Statistics Canada said 43,000 new jobs were added in March. The increase eased Canada’s unemployment rate down a tenth of a point to 6.9 per cent – matching a post-recession low – but most of the gains were in part-time positions and the vast majority of the new jobs went to young Canadians. “I tend to not see that necessarily as a great sign for the Canadian economy,” said Kevin Headland, director of the portfolio advisory group at Manulife Asset Management. “It is positive because we are creating jobs, especially for the youth, but not very high-quality jobs.” As enthusiasm surrounding the U.S. economy subsided, gold prices moved higher. June bullion gained US$18.90 to US$1,303.50 an ounce, while May copper was relatively unchanged at US$3.02 a pound. Oil continued to trade above US$100 a barrel with May crude settling 85 cents higher to US$101.14 a barrel. Shares in Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) climbed nearly 27 per cent after the company said results for the first quarter will be better than expected. Improved revenues and lower costs will help earnings remain in-line with the same time last year, the airline said. The new outlook erases a $15 million to $30 million shortfall that the company had initially anticipated in the period. Air Canada stock rose $1.54 to $7.30. TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March North American stock markets weakened on Friday as traders soured to the latest U.S. jobs figures, and the Nasdaq was hammered on falling technology stocks. The S&P/TSX composite index closed 9.11 points lower to 14,393.10, while the Canadian dollar ended 0.48 of a cent higher at 91.07 cents US. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectorscenter_img S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Marketwatch Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Details

NSW latest coronavirus data as at 4 January

first_imgNSW latest coronavirus data as at 4 January NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, the first time it has done so since 15 December 2020.Seven cases were recorded in returned travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,776.There were 22,275 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 18,923. NSW Health urges people – especially those in western, south-western Sydney and Wollongong – to continue to come forward with even the mildest of symptoms. Every person who gets tested plays an important role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.CasesCountConfirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,776 Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56Total tests carried out4,192,641 Of the seven new cases to 8pm last night:All were acquired overseas and are in hotel quarantine. NSW Health expects more cases to emerge from the Berala cluster, given the large number of people who attended the BWS at Berala over an 11-day period. Woolworths in Berala is also a venue of concern.Additional periods of potential infectious exposure at these venues have recently been added, and people are urged to keep checking the NSW Government website for new information as it emerges.Genomic sequencing results for the Berala cluster are the same as for a patient transport worker who unknowingly visited the BWS store while infectious before Christmas.This infection was first passed from a family of returned travellers with COVID-19 to a patient transport worker. This worker then passed it to a colleague, who attended the BWS at Berala for a short amount of time on 20 December – highlighting the fact that COVID can be transmitted by asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic people during very short exposure windows.People who attended BWS or Woolworths in the Berala shopping centre on Sunday 20 December between 12.30pm and 2pm are being urged to get tested immediately and self-isolate until a negative result is received.It is critical that anyone who attended the BWS store between 22 December and 31 December, for even a few minutes during the times listed on the NSW Government website, gets tested and isolates for 14 days, regardless of the result received.Anyone who attended Woolworths in the Berala shopping centre on 24 December (9pm to 9.30pm), 26 December (7pm to 7.30pm), 28 December (7.15pm to 7.45pm) and 31 December (10:00 am to 12 noon) is asked to test immediately and self-isolate until a negative result is received and then monitor for symptoms and if they occur to get tested immediately again and self-isolate until you receive a negative result.The state’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at treatment plants in Liverpool and Glenfield. Everyone in these areas is asked to be alert for symptoms, to get tested immediately if they appear and then isolate until they receive a negative result.The presence of SARS-CoV-2 in sewage may reflect the presence of known cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in recent weeks in the areas served by these sewage treatment plants. However, NSW Health is concerned there could be other active cases in the local community in people who have not been tested and who might incorrectly assume their symptoms are just a cold.A number of testing clinics are open in western Sydney today, including the Merrylands Park drive-through clinic, Cnr Burnett Street and Merrylands Rd: 8am – 8pm.There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.NSW Health is treating 115 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (99 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSWLikely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All casesOverseas 7432,628Interstate 0090Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 8451,614Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00435Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 049Under initial investigation000Total7924,776Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review. * notified from 8pm 2 January 2020 to 8pm 3 January 2021 ** from 8pm 28 December 2020 to 8pm 3 January 2021Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to dateSince 29 March 2020CountSymptomatic travellers tested 8,476Found positive 177Since 30 June 2020CountAsymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 64,400Found positive 405Since 15 May 2020CountAsymptomatic travellers screened at day 1076,746Found positive176 Video updateToday’s press conference will be uploaded here:https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/press-conferences.aspx /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, community, conference, coronavirus, covid-19, exposure, Government, health, healthcare, infection, investigation, liverpool, NSW, surveillance, Sydney, testing, website, Wollongong, Woolworthslast_img read more

Details

Ram recalls 6,886 trucks in Canada over driveshafts that could fail

first_imgTrending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. If the truck is in rear-wheel-drive mode when this happens, it could cause an immediate lack of propulsion. Additionally, the broken-off shaft could pose a hazard to other drivers or people nearby.Owners may notice a weird vibration or hear noises prior to the weld separating, though FCA notes only about one per cent of the recalled vehicles are likely actually affected. The automaker came across the issue last summer when it noticed a higher-than-expected number of warranty claims coming in for cracked driveshafts. Affected owners will be notified via mail, and will have their driveshaft replaced for free. RELATED TAGS1500RamNews See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement Ram is recalling close to 7,000 pickups in Canada because their rear driveshafts could detach thanks to a bad weld.Some 6,886 model year 2018 and 2019 Ram 1500 4×4 trucks are affected, the automaker said.In affected vehicles, a weld in the rear drivehsaft could crack and fail, and the shaft could separate from the pickup. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Details

Sonoma Valley Wine History Weekend July 27- 28

first_img TAGSBuena Vista WineryConsumerSonoma Valley Historical SocietySonoma Valley Wine History Weekend Home Industry News Releases Sonoma Valley Wine History Weekend July 27- 28Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessSonoma Valley Wine History Weekend July 27- 28By Press Release – July 9, 2019 311 0 ReddIt Share Facebook Pinterest Email Linkedin AdvertisementWHAT The Sonoma Valley Historical Society and Buena Vista Winery announce the second annual Sonoma Valley Wine History Weekend, a free, two-day event that celebrates the rich history of Sonoma Valley with lectures, plays, art, live music, food and wine.WHEN & WHERESaturday, July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Buena Vista Winery, 18000 Old Winery Rd Sonoma, California 95476Sunday, July 28 from 1 to 2:30 at Depot Park Museum, 270 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476SCHEDULESaturday, July 27 at Buena Vista Winery12 to 12:30 p.m. A free lecture and art unveiling on the third floor of the Champagne Cellars at Buena Vista Winery. Sonoma Historian George Webber will tell the story of the noted Hungarian painter Ferenc Daday, whose original oil painting of Buena Vista founder Agoston Haraszthy will be unveiled at the end of the lecture as well as a painting illustrating the double wedding of the century (when two sons of the Count married two daughters of Sonoma’s General Vallejo on June 1, 1863). These two paintings are on loan to Buena Vista Winery from the Sonoma Valley Historical Society. 12 to 2 p.m. Live music in Buena Vista’s Champagne Courtyard.12 to 4 p.m. Food available for purchase from a food truck in the Champagne Cellars Courtyard. Buena Vista wine available by the glass and bottle for purchase.2 to 2:45 p.m. Performance of a new play in the Champagne Cellars Historic Wine Museum presented by the Buena Vista Players: “Wildcat and Grapevines.” This play, written by George Webber, brings to life one specific week in California’s history in which Mark Twain moves from Virginia City, Nevada to San Francisco and meets up with friends Count Haraszthy and General Vallejo with the intent to swap his wildcat mining stocks for the Count’s Buena Vista Vinicultural Society stock. Historical hilarity ensues!Sunday, July 28 at the Depot Park Museum1 to 1:45 p.m. Illustrated lecture by noted Sonoma historian Peter Meyerhof titled “The First California Theatre was in Sonoma.” Dr. Meyerhof will present contemporary accounts of California’s first commercial theatre in which an acting troupe made up of army volunteers performed a variety of plays on a somewhat regular basis to a paying audience in Sonoma beginning in April 1848, predating similar theatre performances in Monterey, Sacramento and San Francisco.1:45 to 2:30 p.m. Second performance of the new play “Wildcat and Grapevines” by the Buena Vista PlayersABOUT BUENA VISTA WINERYBuena Vista Winery is California’s first premium winery; it was founded in 1857 by Hungarian immigrant Agoston Haraszthy, the self-proclaimed “Count of Buena Vista.” Possessing a deep regard for the significance of Buena Vista’s place in California wine history, Jean-Charles Boisset purchased Buena Vista in April, 2011 and added the winery to the Boisset Collection. Boisset has returned Buena Vista Winery to its original glory with the complete restoration and re-opening of the historic property and its wines are achieving new heights under Winemaker Brian Maloney. Buena Vista Winery is located at 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma, CA and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.buenavistawinery.com ABOUT THE SONOMA VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETYThe mission of the Sonoma Valley Historical Society is to provide a forum and a resource for the study and dissemination of Sonoma Valley history for present and future generations by identifying collecting, preserving and sharing artifacts, documents and images. The society operates the Depot Park Museum, which is open Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum features exhibits on the history of Sonoma Valley from before contact with Native Americans to post California statehood, a Victorian pre-1900 era kitchen and school room, the Chinese contribution to Sonoma Valley agriculture and also includes a rotating temporary exhibit. For more information, please visit www.depotparkmuseum.orgAdvertisement Twitter Previous articleFlowers Vineyards & Winery Opens New Destination Guest Experience in HealdsburgNext articleNapa Valley Film Festival Announces Appointment of Tom Tardio as CEO Press Releaselast_img read more

Details

Adopted Children Should Have Information About Their Background – Gordon-Harrison

first_imgRelatedAdoption Act To Be Amended Story HighlightsAdopted children should have access to particular types of information on their biological origins, once they attain adulthood.Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon-Harrison made this point while speaking at a national consultation held recently at the New Kingston Business Centre.She alluded to certain genetic diseases, such as the sickle cell trait, which the child should be aware of and be in a position to make informed decisions. RelatedWriters Invited to Submit Work Adopted children should have access to particular types of information on their biological origins, once they attain adulthood.Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon-Harrison made this point while speaking at a national consultation held recently at the New Kingston Business Centre. The forum was one of two national consultations on the proposed amendments to the Children (Adoption Of) Act.Mrs. Gordon-Harrison said it is critical for a child, if they desire, to have information on their biological background.She alluded to certain genetic diseases, such as the sickle cell trait, which the child should be aware of and be in a position to make informed decisions.“So I think the right to information in a structured way as the review proposes to do is in fact a very critical factor and is reflective of how this review seeks to keep a pace with developments in time,” she added.Currently, the Child Development Agency, under the Ministry of Youth and Culture is conducting a review of the country’s adoption laws in a bid to make the process less tedious, and in line with international standards.Under the current legislation, which was implemented in 1958, any child over the age of six weeks and under 18 years old is eligible for adoption. Also, any person 25 years and older can adopt a child or children.Also, persons who are 18 years old and older can adopt younger relatives.Mrs. Gordon-Harrison said the revised Act would reduce the levels of anxiety that persons often experience during the application process.“These targets if achieved would lead to transparency and an adoption process that will be reflective of less confusion and greater understanding amongst all. It should be a system when it’s complete, (a system) of which we can be proud, and which will see greater levels of efficiency  and our children being placed into loving and caring environments that will nurture them and cause them to achieve their full potentials no matter their starts in life,” she stated. Adopted Children Should Have Information About Their Background – Gordon-Harrison CultureApril 29, 2014Written by: Elaine Hartman Reckordcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedYouth Information Centre to be Built in Hanover Advertisementslast_img read more

Details