Please either REGISTER or login below to continue LOGIN Being creative in corporate finance costs very little but takes lots of effort, so I was grateful when a sell-side note highlighting the paper value value of Deutsche Post DHL’s (DP-DHL) constituent parts landed in my inbox on Monday. That happened just a day before DP-DHL released an unexpected, preliminary trading update for the second quarter.BackgroundThe German powerhouse has often been talked about as one of those herre T&L beasts whose corporate tree could well look very different at some … Password* Email* Reset New Premium subscriber REGISTER Premium subscriber LOGIN By Alessandro Pasetti 08/07/2020 Forgotten your password? Please click here << Go back Reset Your Password Email* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Please Login
PoliticsExperts to presidential candidates: Take a stand on clinical trials Tags clinical trialsglobal healthpolicyPresidential campaignresearch By Sheila Kaplan Nov. 12, 2015 Reprints “Medical experiments on humans (clinical trials) are carried out in the hope of improving health and furthering science,” the group wrote. “No benefit can be derived from trials which are either invisible or reported partially or selectively.”The experts declared that the United States “lags behind” a growing international effort to demand more transparency in clinical trials.advertisement Health care experts worry that doctors are prescribing medicines based on incomplete clinical trial data. APStock Are doctors prescribing medicine based on incomplete data? A global group of health care experts thinks so, and has called on the US presidential candidates to state how they will fix the problem.In an open letter to the candidates published Thursday in The BMJ, a leading medical journal, the group says that too many drug companies report only partial results of clinical trial data. As a result, the experts say, doctors then decide which medicines to prescribe based on journal articles that don’t give an accurate picture.The group wants all presidential candidates to say whether they support access to all clinical trial data held by federal agencies, regardless of what the trials were about, who sponsored them, what county they were conducted in, or what they found.advertisement Dr. John Abramson, a lecturer in health care policy at Harvard Medical School, was one of the two corresponding authors of the letter, along with Dr. Tom Jefferson, a British epidemiologist and honorary research fellow at the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford.“We’ve got a crisis in American medicine,” Abramson told STAT. “The problem is pretty straightforward. It’s that journal editors, peer reviewers, and often authors don’t have access to the data of clinical trials, but what’s published in the pages of peer-reviewed medical journals is taken as evidence-based medicine and becomes the gospel that doctors rely upon to practice medicine. This situation is untenable.”The other signers include Dr. Marcia Angell of Harvard University, the influential former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, as well as professors from the University of Oxford, Australian National University, McGill University, Kings College London and the University of Toronto. The group also includes medical researchers and public health advocates from around the world.They note that US law and regulations globally affect organizational and professional behaviors with a huge impact on health worldwide. And they point out that eight years after the passage of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, a federal law that requires registration and reporting of basic results of many clinical trials of medicines and devices, “a very small number of results of registered trials have been made available and updated.” No detailed regulatory documents are available from the Food and Drug Administration, they add.
Previous articleIn Pictures: Portlaoise CBS host successful Sci-fest eventNext articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, February 9, 2019 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. Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year By Alan Hartnett – 9th February 2019 Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter O’Moore Park becomes e-cigarette free stadium Community Home Sport GAA O’Moore Park becomes e-cigarette free stadium SportGAA TAGSe-cigarettesO’Moore Park WhatsApp If you have ever been to O’Moore Park, you will have heard Niall Handy, Tomas Moore, Pat O’Sullivan or Tom Jones announce over the tannoy that ‘smoking in the stand is strictly prohibited’.But now from this Sunday, you will also hear an additional message.The Laois County Board have decided to ban the smoking of e-cigarettes from the stand in O’Moore Park also. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ The first game with this new rule will take place on Sunday.The Laois footballers will face Sligo in Round 3 of the National Football League at 2pm.You will be able to follow all of the action as it happens on our Live Blog.SEE ALSO – Spectacular Ballyfin Demesne to star on British show on ‘Posh Hotels’ New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Council Pinterest Community At a recent meeting of the County Committee, chairman Peter O’Neill made the announcement.The executive also announced plans to install smoking shelters at the back of the stand for those who wish the smoke or vape.
Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders By Seulkee Jang – 2019.06.10 4:38pm Ministry of State Security vice-director takes matters into own hands with public lecture RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A North Korean resident in Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province draws water from the frozen river in March 2019. Image: Daily NKNorth Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) is tightening control over the Sino-North Korean border region following an order by the central government to strengthen monitoring and reporting of border crossings and defections during lectures for ordinary residents.“The vice-director of the MSS in Pochon County in Hyesan held a lecture for local residents on May 26,” a Ryanggang Province-based source told Daily NK. “The lecture criticized those making international calls and receiving money from abroad, as well as ‘illegal river-crossers.’”The vice-director also said that there are many cases in which people are communicating with the outside world in the border region, including in Hyesan and that it is “counter to the revolution to make calls to relatives in South Korea or China and use the money they send over.”In response to this, the source said that the vice-director “spoke on money transfers and international calls, but the whole point of the lecture was to emphasize that people should not leak ‘internal’ information to the outside world.”MSS vice-directors are the highest-ranking security officials at the county level in North Korea. It is extremely rare for such officials to deliver lectures to ordinary citizens themselves.That such a high-ranking official delivered the lecture shows how seriously the North Korean authorities are concerned about ordinary citizens turning their backs on the regime.Vice-directors manage teams of MSS agents and the official may have stepped forward to avoid blame for recent cases of MSS agents accepting bribes in exchange for turning a blind eye to international calls and money transfers.The vice-director sought to create an atmosphere of fear at the lecture and warned that he would ensure that no further “incidents” occur, according to a separate source in Ryanggang Province.“There are many cases where people are hiding ‘non-residents’ in their houses and sending them to China when they can,” the vice-director said during the lecture, according to the source. “If you fail to report non-residents staying at other people’s houses, you will be subject to punishment.”He also praised the work of informants, saying that, “A group of 19-year-olds crossed over to China thinking that it was a really great place, but when they returned home three months later, a neighbor reported them.”“Criminals are scared of the ‘eyes of the people’ more than law enforcement officials,” he further added. “All of you must heighten your revolutionary sense of awareness and report everything you see.”The official encouraged the attendees to actively report any cases of illegal ‘river-crossings’ to the authorities.The Rodong Sinmun published an article on May 30 entitled “Having a Conscience Determines the Morality of Human Beings” that stated, “Our Party is emphasizing that revolutionary and sound morals become embedded in our society […] Anti-Party and anti-revolutionary actions will face serious punishment.” SHARE News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) NewsEconomy News Seulkee JangSeulkee Jang is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about her articles to [email protected]. Facebook Twitter
Share this article and your comments with peers on social media BMO InvestorLine launches commission-free trading for ETFs IE Staff everythingpossible/123RF Related news IG Wealth amends product shelf Calgary-based Middlefield Group and Bridgehouse Asset Managers, the retail trade name for Toronto-based Brandes Investment Partners & Co., say they have received approval from unitholders to proceed with two previously announced fund conversions and a fund merger.Unitholders of Middlefield Healthcare & Life Sciences Dividend Fund (TSX: LS.UN) and REIT INDEXPLUS Income Fund (TSX:IDR.UN) have approved proposed conversions of the closed-end funds into ETFs, Calgary-based Middlefield Group announced Monday. The company expects the conversions to occur in mid-February 2019, after which the management fee of Life Sciences will be reduced to 0.85% from 1.10%.REIT will offer an industry low management fee of 0.60% for real estate exchange-traded funds that include active management within their investment strategy, Middlefield says in a news release.The conversions will not impact existing distributions and the investment strategies of the funds will remain substantially similar, says Middlefield. In addition, both funds will continue to be advised by Middlefield Capital Corp.’s experienced portfolio management team.Meanwhile, Bridgehouse received unitholder approval to proceed with the merger of Greystone Canadian Equity Income & Growth Fund into Morningstar Strategic Canadian Equity Fund, the company said Tuesday.The merger will take effective on or about Dec. 14, Bridgehouse says. Purpose looks to fill retirement income gap with longevity fund Keywords Closed-end funds, ETFs, Mutual fundsCompanies Middlefield Group Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Manulife names global head of growing private markets business IE Staff CI Global Asset Management (CI GAM) has appointed Marc-André Lewis executive vice-president and head of investment management, the Toronto-based firm announced Wednesday. Lewis starts in the position Sept. 1, 2021.Lewis joins CI GAM from sovereign wealth fund Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), where he was head of portfolio construction. In the role, his responsibilities included strategic asset allocation, quantitative research and alternative indexing activities. He also sat on the executive committee and tactical asset allocation committee for the fund’s strategy and planning department. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter 123RF PenderFund names new SVP for investments TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Related news Keywords Appointments Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “Marc-André’s expertise and leadership experience gained at one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated investment organizations will help drive this next stage of CI GAM’s growth and development,” said Kurt MacAlpine, CEO of CI Financial, parent company of CI GAM, in a release.Lewis, who is relocating from Abu Dhabi to Toronto for the new role, will be CI GAM’s first-ever head of investment management. In November 2020, CI Financial said it would be combining its in-house investment boutiques and operating as one integrated platform under the CI GAM brand. In his new role, Lewis will oversee the continued development of the platform and lead more than 100 investment professionals.“[Lewis’s appointment] is a critical step in the transformation of CI GAM from a multi-boutique investment model to an integrated global investment manager,” MacAlpine said.Prior to joining ADIA, Lewis was senior vice-president and deputy chief risk officer at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, where he led a team that analyzed and monitored the risks of both public and private investments. He was also a member of the Caisse’s asset allocation committee.In the release, CI GAM also announced a number of portfolio management appointments in response to decisions by Eric Bushell and Robert Lyon to retire from investment management. The moves had been planned for some time and were unrelated to the appointment of Lewis, the firm said.Bushell has served as CIO of CI GAM’s Signature investment team since 2002, after joining CI Financial in 1999 as part of an acquisition. Lyon most recently served as Signature’s head of equities, and has worked at CI GAM since 2015, when he rejoined the firm after a previous stint.MacAlpine thanked both Bushell, who remains with the firm until July 5 to help with the transition, and Lyon “for their many years of service and for their thoughtfulness in planning an orderly succession.”New lead portfolio manager assignments for the affected CI GAM investment funds are effective June 10, 2021.
Related Posts By Press Trust of India on June 2, 2020 According to a health official, it is purely a family planning measure and has nothing to do with COVID-19The Bihar Health department is distributing condoms among migrant labourers who are going to their homes, to prevent unwanted pregnancy, after completing 14-day institutional quarantine and those in home quarantine, an official said.Of the 28 to 29 lakh migrants who have returned to the state, 8.77 lakh people have been discharged as they have completed their 14 day quarantine period. Besides, 5.30 lakh migrants, till date, are living at block and district level quarantine centres across the state.“Migrant labourers are going to their homes after completing the 14-day institutional quarantine. Since there are chances of unwanted pregnancies, so we properly counsel them (migrant labourers) and give them tools (such as condoms) to avoid unwanted pregnancy,” a senior Health department official said.The official, who is entrusted with family planning in State Health Society, however, made it clear that “it is purely a family planning measure and has nothing to do with COVID-19. As a health professional, it is our responsibility to control the population. We have been taking the support of our health partner Care India to implement the initiative.”It has been reported from the world over about unwanted pregnancies and it is in this backdrop, the Health department has initiated the step to check unwanted pregnancy, the official said, adding that it is in addition to what the department has been doing on a regular basis.The initiative would continue till the quarantine centres are closed, he added.The quarantine centres are likely to be closed by June 15, official sources said.The health coordinators have been distributing two packets of condoms at quarantine centres, ASHA workers have been distributing them during door-to-door screening of people in home quarantine.An official of the NGO Care India, said that “we are providing technical support to the Health department in this initiative.” BiharCondomfamily planningquarantine Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News Public Health Add Comment The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Read Article Bihar Health dept distributes condoms among migrant labourers
HomeNewsTwilight Concert Series attracting capacity crowds Jul. 20, 2016 at 6:47 amNewsTwilight Concert Series attracting capacity crowdsMatthew Hall5 years agobill walkercongestionentertainmentjay farrandjudy abdomusicpokemon gosanta monica eventsSanta Monica Fire Departmentsanta monica pier corporation boardsanta monica policesaul rodrigueztrafficTwilight Concert Series If you’re coming to the Twilight Concert Series with the intent of hearing the band, get here early and don’t leave the pier.Large crowds have filled the Santa Monica Pier’s concert venue to capacity in the past two weeks and officials are expecting another large crowd this week due the continued popularity of the series and the particular draw of the July 21 bands.Fire Chief Bill Walker said crowd estimates for the first two shows were about 35,000 people per week. He said the pier deck has a maximum capacity of about 4,500 with the remaining attendees spread across the beach. The July 7 and 14 shows reached capacity relatively quickly and many would-be concertgoers were redirected to the beach, a process that will repeat this week.Pier Board chair Judy Abdo said officials have a responsibility to manage the crowd, and crowd expectations, regardless of its size.“When the pier deck is closed because there’s a large crowd, we need to be really clear with people why it’s happening and that it’s happening and we need to watch really carefully to see if there’s room on the deck to see if we can let more people in,” she said.“It will be better this week from everything I’ve heard, including having signage as people arrive if the deck is closed, letting people know right away they can go on the beach rather than have them come to the entry and be frustrated because they can’t come to the show.”Both Police and Fire officials said larger crowds were requiring more staff but they were confident procedures were in place to address an emergency should one occur.“We got a little nervous with the crowds starting to become larger than we anticipated but we’ve had meetings with everyone involved and to an extent redesigned some things to ensure access and additional fire prevention people to assess the crowd and make good decisions,” said Walker. “We’re all working in concert to manage the overall event.”Pier officials are meeting with police and fire representatives following each show to make changes week to week. So far, both agencies have increased staffing each week to handle not only those on the pier, but the ever-expanding beach crowds.At the July 18 Pier Corporation Board Meeting, Pier Executive Director Jay Farrand said he expects to have the system refined by the third or fourth show. He said the series launch had been as smooth as possible with few problems and no major incidents to report.“It’s ben a success all the way around so far,” he said.Police and Firefighters have responded to a handful of calls related to the concerts but neither agency said the Thursday night shows were creating a significant spike in incidents.Police Lt. Saul Rodriguez said his public safety concerns extended beyond the Pier’s footprint.“Once the concert is over we get spillage out into the Downtown area and that brings some traffic control issues,” he said. “That’s part of what’s going into the assessment we’re doing.”Walker said firefighters are particularly focused on maintain access to allow emergency medical responders into and out of the show.“For us, access to get in to someone whose having an issue is a challenge because the crowd just is dispersed everywhere and they keep expanding to areas that they weren’t because there’s just more people,” he said.Officials said anyone planning to attend the show or visit the pier on a Thursday night needs to be patient and flexible to accommodate not only the show, but also the Pier’s other uses including Pacific Park, restaurants and the emerging Pokémon Go phenomenon.“The first two concerts have been very well attended,” said Abdo. “There are a couple of things that are question marks and wild cards. One is Pokémon. Is that bringing people to the pier in and of itself and that happens to correspond to the concert? Nobody knows that really. We’ll have to watch and see if that has any impact and I’m not sure we could do anything about that anyway.”[email protected] :bill walkercongestionentertainmentjay farrandjudy abdomusicpokemon gosanta monica eventsSanta Monica Fire Departmentsanta monica pier corporation boardsanta monica policesaul rodrigueztrafficTwilight Concert Seriesshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSylvia Rousseau contract up for SMMUSD approvalSanta Monica police arrest serial sexual assault suspectYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall12 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter23 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor23 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson23 hours ago
Google+ Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook 19 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter By News Highland – August 19, 2019 Previous article‘Stranger Things’ gets a bit stranger…They posted a 12 hour video of Doctor Alexei drinking a Slurpee!Next articleState spends €108,000 protecting Caiseal Mara Hotel News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 There were 19 people awaiting in-patient beds at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning, four of them on Emergeny Department trolleys.According to the INMO, 484 admitted patients were without beds across the country this morning, the largest number, 62, at University Hospital Limerick.