Rep. Young released from hospital, recovering from COVID-19

first_imgCoronavirus | Federal Government | GovernmentRep. Young released from hospital, recovering from COVID-19November 16, 2020 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:Rep. Don Young in Anchorage on August 26, 2020. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)Alaska Congressman Don Young says he’s on the mend after announcing last week that he’d tested positive for COVID -19.“Very frankly, I had not felt this sick in a very long time, and I am grateful to everyone who has kept me in their thoughts and prayers,” he said in an email sent from his congressional office.Young said he was admitted to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage over the weekend but has since been discharged. He said he’s working from home in Alaska.The Washington Post reports he was in for three days and discharged Sunday night. He told a Post reporter that “many” of his campaign staff became infected, as did his wife, who he said is not showing symptoms.The most senior member of the House, Young is 87 and was just re-elected to his 25th term.Young was photographed without a mask at the Little Italy restaurant in Anchorage on Nov. 6, celebrating the birthday of his longtime political consultant Art Hackney. Several prominent Alaska Republicans who attended soon tested positive for the virus.Among them is former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell.“Well, I think I’m going to live,” said Treadwell, 64. “I’ve had a cough coming from pretty much every part of my respiratory system. And what is it now? Early afternoon. I want to go back to bed.”Mead Treadwell in 2018 (Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)Treadwell said he doesn’t believe he was infected at the Little Italy party because he wore a mask the whole time, and left without eating or drinking.“Should I have gone to that event? I wish I hadn’t,” he said. “But I’m not sure it would have saved me.”Treadwell suspects he caught the virus in his own home when he and a friend watched a football game together and shared a bowl of popcorn.“We thought we were safe. We thought it was OK to take off our masks to sip a beer,” Treadwell said. “And we still got it.”He urges Alaskans to be vigilant. So does Congressman Young, whose emailed statement advises wearing a mask and avoiding crowds.In March, Young joked about the threat, calling it “the beer virus,” a little play on the word “corona.” He later apologized and said he didn’t fully grasp the severity of the illness.He told Washington Post reporter Libby Casey on Monday that he has a new nickname for it now. “I call it the whiskey virus,” he said in a phone interview with Casey, who used to cover him for Alaska Public Media. “You drink too much and it’ll kill you.”Editor’s note: This story has been updated.Share this story:last_img read more

Premium / Snapshot: In Kuehne + Nagel we trust

first_imgBy Alessandro Pasetti 15/09/2020 Please Login Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Reset << Go back Email* LOGIN Reset Your Password Password* Forgotten your password? Please click here Premium subscriber LOGIN On 10 September, Swiss 3PL Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) announced that “with the opening of airside pharma & healthcare hubs in Brussels, Belgium, and Johannesburg, South Africa,” it “adds two strategic elements to its global GxP-certified network of temperature-controlled facilities for the distribution of vaccines and other pharma & healthcare products.”This in a world where vaccine prototypes may or may not work and where air is tight and ... Email* New Premium subscriber REGISTERlast_img read more

Premium / On the wires: CMA CGM leads the (almost) one-horse LNG box ship race

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 04/05/2021 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 Premium subscriber LOGIN Password* LOGIN Email* Please Login << Go back Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Forgotten your password? Please click here Email* New Premium subscriber REGISTER Reset Your Password As CMA CGM appears to double down on its strategy of investing in liquified natural gas (LNG)-powered box ships despite a new report from the World Bank that called into question LNG’s potential to fuel a shipping industry that is urgently searching for technical solutions to radically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).If the report is correct, it will raise doubts over $10bn of investment (including estimates of the value of the latest 12 LNG-powered vessels ordered by CMA CGM) ... Resetlast_img read more

China creating national medical ethics committee to oversee high-risk clinical trials

first_img Great Hall of the People in Beijing FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images Tags biotechnologyChinaCRISPRethicsSTAT+ What’s included? About the Author Reprints BEIJING — A powerful new national medical ethics committee, which will approve all clinical trials involving high-risk biomedical technologies, is at the center of a regulatory shakeup Chinese authorities are planning in the aftermath of the widely condemned “CRISPR babies” experiment, STAT has learned.The technologies that will be regulated by the ethics committee are often new and are deemed risky either because of safety or moral concerns. They will include not only gene editing, but also cloning, cell therapy, xenotransplantation, mitochondrial replacement, and nanotechnology. GET STARTED Jane Qiu What is it? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More 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. Exclusive By Jane Qiu March 5, 2019 Reprints China creating national medical ethics committee to oversee high-risk clinical trials [email protected] @janeqiuchina Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Amgen’s KRAS-blocking drug shows small improvement in colon cancer response

first_img Adam Feuerstein About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Biotech 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. @adamfeuerstein What is it? Amgen’s KRAS-blocking drug shows small improvement in colon cancer response [email protected] Amgen’s experimental KRAS-blocking drug is showing a modest improvement in response rates for patients with advanced colon cancer and other solid tumors, according to an update from an early-stage clinical trial released Wednesday evening.While moving in a positive direction, the new data on the Amgen drug called AMG 510 are unlikely to ease all the doubts that surfaced last year about whether it can be broadly effective against different types of solid tumors.center_img Tags biotechnologycancerdrug developmentSTAT+ By Adam Feuerstein May 13, 2020 Reprints What’s included? Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. GET STARTED Annie Cavanagh/Wellcome Log In | Learn More last_img read more

Secure your load when on road

first_imgSecure your load when on road Michael Ferguson,Minister for Infrastructure and TransportMore pop-up vehicle inspection stations are being rolled out across the state to help keep Tasmanians safe on our roads.The inspections will be held around Tasmania, focussing on peak times of long-distance travel like long weekends, and will help identify safety-related vehicle defects, as well as light vehicle loading and roadworthiness issues.They also help educate drivers on their responsibilities in maintaining a safe and roadworthy vehicle, particularly when loaded up to go on a road trip or holiday.Inspections will highlight proper load restraint for caravans, motorhomes, boat trailers, and work vehicles and trailers in particular, where bigger loads or larger attachments have the potential to create chaos if they come loose.Our Transport Safety and Investigation Officers are all technically trained and hold recognised automotive industry qualifications and experience, and can also provide advice on correctly fixing accessories like solar panels to vehicles.Drivers approaching a pop-up vehicle inspection station will be able to easily recognise it with its prominent flags and signage, and the uniforms of our officers.Anyone directed to pull over for an inspection must do so. Penalties apply for anyone who disobeys the direction of a Transport Safety and Investigations Officer.Anyone who wants to have their vehicle checked or ask questions about roadworthiness, load restraint or affixing accessories is welcome to stop at an inspection station and have their vehicle inspected at no cost. /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:AusPol, Australia, boat, Ferguson, Government, Holiday, industry, infrastructure, investigation, Minister, penalty, Safety, Solar, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, Transport, travel, vehiclelast_img read more

$8.2 Million Allocated to Advance Welfare of the Disabled

first_img$8.2 Million Allocated to Advance Welfare of the Disabled Budget 2015/2016March 3, 2015Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards RelatedEnergy Programme To Be Boosted Story HighlightsA sum of $8.2 million will be spent this year to strengthen the Government’s capacity to better cater to the needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).The money has been made available under the Support to Improve the Lives of PWDs project, as outlined in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), through funding from the Inter-American Development Bank. A sum of $8.2 million will be spent this year to strengthen the Government’s capacity to better cater to the needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).The money has been made available under the Support to Improve the Lives of PWDs project, as outlined in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), through funding from the Inter-American Development Bank.The project seeks to improve the framework for the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to advance social protection policies that would impact the welfare of PWDs.A key objective is to strengthen the capacity of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disability (JCPD) Department to identify and target persons with disabilities for social benefits (rehabilitative benefits) on a continuous basis, through the establishment of a database for individuals with disabilities.It also aims to improve the quality of life for children with developmental disabilities through technical support and early intervention strategies.Of the sum allotted, $1.41 million will be spent on retrofitting the offices of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD), and to maintain the main server. Additionally, $1.1 million will be used to conduct public education activities.Another $5.72 million will be used to cover payment for data collection officers and for data entry for conducting a study on the needs of persons with disabilities.Achievements under the project up to December 2014 include: the start of data collection for registering persons with disabilities; the completion of quantitative study on the needs of persons with disabilities; a total of 38 data collection officers were contracted; and 28,533 of the targeted 50,000 PWDs were registered as at September 30, 2014.In addition, activities on developing a public education and promotion strategy commenced; registered PWDs were sensitised on their rights and where to locate services; and stakeholders were sensitised on the types of disabilities that exist in Jamaica.Other achievements were: social workers of MLSS and JCPD trained in counselling with PWDs;  Early Stimulation Programme for children with disabilities strengthened ; and parents of disabled children trained in behaviour modification, speech therapy and strategies to prevent child disabilities. RelatedNegotiations With Public Sector Workers Have Startedcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedHouses to Be Built in Belle Air III, St. Ann Advertisementslast_img read more

Lincoln improvements moving forward

first_imgHomeFeaturedLincoln improvements moving forward Jan. 30, 2019 at 5:01 amFeaturedNewsLincoln improvements moving forwardMadeleine Pauker2 years agoNewsSanta Monica Lincoln Boulevard will get its long-awaited streetscape makeover by early 2021.Construction on the Lincoln Neighborhood Corridor Plan (the LiNC) will start by the end of 2019 and last until early 2021, costing $5 to $6 million. The City of Santa Monica has been working on the LiNC since 2015 and has already installed a bus lane and planted 50 new trees along Lincoln. By 2021, Lincoln will have new medians, curb ramps and bike connectors, as well as new workers to maintain the corridor if local businesses approve a new tax district.South of the 10, Lincoln features fast food joints and hole-in-the-wall restaurants, car rental companies and gas stations, grocery store Gelson’s and Olympic High School. The plan is meant to lure new visitors and businesses to the corridor with attractive landscaping, banners above Olympic and Ozone and a business improvement district (BID) that will keep the street clean and deploy ambassadors similar to those in downtown Santa Monica. Planners said the BID will help  maintain the improvements LiNC will put in and will put Lincoln businesses on the same playing field as other Santa Monica districts with BIDs. Property owners have reacted favorably to paying assessments on their properties to fund a $350,000 annual budget that would pay for cleaners, ambassadors and a part-time coordinator to plan special projects to activate the corridor, planners said.Work on the BID will begin at the end of February by circulating a petition, mailing ballots to property owners and holding a public hearing. The BID could be up and running as early as July 2020.New pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure will make the busy corridor safer. There will be three new crosswalks on Grant Street, Pine Street and Wilson Place. Small groups of restaurants cluster around Grant and Wilson and Pine intersects Lincoln in front of Olympic High School.The City will also enhance existing crosswalks at Olympic Boulevard, Pearl Street, Hill Street and Ashland Avenue. When the plan is completed, pedestrians will be able to traverse Lincoln at almost every cross street. The City may also add more than 100 new LED pedestrian lights at 75-foot intervals along the street after 2021 if it has enough money to do so.Construction will be separated into five zones of three to four blocks between the 10 freeway and Ozone Avenue and each zone will take three to four months to complete. Two lanes in each direction on Lincoln will remain open, but some side streets may be closed for two to three weeks and bus stops may be temporarily relocated.Nearby residents who attended a LiNC community meeting Monday night said they were satisfied with the City’s efforts to minimize disruption during construction but were concerned that the project will draw new visitors to Lincoln who will increase demand for [email protected] :NewsSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 3 comments Strong showing for Santa Monicans at Democratic Party electionSerious crime in Santa Monica rises 8.8 percentYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours ago 3 Comments Really says: You are certifiably insane! Do you live on OPB? WELL, We do. Ever since they took out the 2 lanes east and west, OPB has been a complete and total mess. Accidents of all types have quadrupled, many are fatal.No emergency vehicle access. Everyday at 2-3 pm the vehicle traffic is backed up from Bundy to Main St. How do I know ? I have lived and worked on OPB since 1999.Stop with all the “Euro” traffic calming BS, it does not work. When will they make San Vicente blvd one lane east and west ? NEVER! Because the 1% libtards control the city council and that’s where they live.If you live south of Wilshire. You’re part of Santa Monica’s “great unwashed”. Plumeria Dee says: Comments are closed. Seriously, Santa Monica, Lincoln in it’s current state is needed! What we do need is for streetscaping and safer crosswalks along Ocean Park Blvd., you know, the defacto freeway on the south side of Santa Monica. The forgotten boulevard with HUNDREDS OF APARTMENTS who’s residences don’t need Ocean Park Freeway in front of their homes. Lincoln is full of car washes, grocery stores, auto repair shops and fast food places. Let it be! It needs no pretty, it is our last functional boulevard and the only way “out of Dodge.”Yet, at the same time in the same place, you allow children to breathe fumes from cars along Ocean Park and surrounding roads. Yeah, yeah, yeah, you keep telling us you have a plan, but the South Side of Santa Monica continues to be ignored, so spare us your “plan.” Prioritize busy streets where there is existing housing, Santa Monica. Lincoln Blvd. is not that street. Ocean Park, between Lincoln and 27th St. needs all traffic to slow the heck down. This is where parkways, trees, lots of crosswalks need to be, where the schools and churches, parks and playgrouns are isolated from apartments are and all the pedestrians crossing busy Ocean Park Freeway can be found. Not on Lincoln.Lincoln Blvd, between Olympic and the Venice border has but 1 apartment building near McDonalds. Ocean Park Blvd., between Lincoln and 17th Streets has 79 apartment buildings. Seventy nine apartment buildings with people trying to cross Ocean Park Freeway and the city chooses to “improve” Lincoln.See, people, here is an exact reason to vote for districts, because this city ignores Sunset Park almost always. Enough of SMRR. Enough of disengaged Councilpeople. Sunset Park needs our own representation. You would think a group called Santa Monica for Renter Rights would champion all of these apartment dwellers in all 79 apartment buildings between Lincoln and 17th St. Now let’s do the math for all the apartment buildings between 17th and Centinella. There are thousands of people who have no representation because of our current mess. Districts need to happen. January 30, 2019 at 7:52 PM Jay Taylor says: January 30, 2019 at 10:41 AM The curb extension at Lincoln and Olympic will create a horrible bottleneck in an already dismal intersection. Lincoln should be widened to 4 lanes each way to accommodate doubling of Los Angeles population in 30 years. Electric cars will multiple accordingly. Use tax dollars to build public transit, but improve/ widen existing roadways as well. Cars will still be king in LA in 100 years from now. Focus on getting traffic moving, not calming. Remove unnecessary stop signs that are placed less than 3 blocks apart. Quality of life is at stake here. Most of us have to drive to work and get places to make our economy work. Bikes do not work for everyone, especially elderly and disabled. Consider making dedicated bike streets. Sorry cars and bikes do not mix well. Use money for Lincoln street improvements for something productive such as homeless housing / rehab centers. 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New car registrations in Donegal down 9.34%

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleMinister urged to give funding injection to Home Help in DonegalNext articleRegional health administration should be restored – Mc Garvey News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Harps come back to win in Waterford Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic New car registrations in Donegal are down just over 9%.Latest figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show that this year to date, 1,388 new cars have been registered in the county, down from 1,531 during the same period the previous year.Meanwhile, nationally, new car registrations are down 5.6% compared to 2018.However, imported used cars are up almost 10%.center_img New car registrations in Donegal down 9.34% RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – April 1, 2019 Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

News / No clear skies ahead for air cargo market in 2019 after peak season disappoints

first_imgSource: WorldACD The 2018 air cargo peak season was weaker than in previous years – volumes even falling between October and November, usually the busiest month.The decline, according to WorldACD, meant November’s volumes were down 1.4% year on year. But, perhaps more significantly, they fell 2% from October.The analyst noted, however, that the yield jump from October to November was larger than other month-on-month increases through the year, with airline revenues, measured in US dollars, up 2% on the year and 1.8% month on month.Source: WorldACDNew consultancy Hedge & Associates supported this viewpoint.Alan Hedge, principal, noted: “Tight capacity on some lanes has been welcome, but global air cargo capacity growth has been outpacing demand growth for months now, so when the numbers come in, I expect we’re not going to see much of an increase over the 2017 peak.”But he added that while rates were up, it did not all go to airlines’ bottom lines.“High peak transpac freight rates in November 2018 of over $5/kg were up 11% over 2017, but Brent crude was up 26% year on year, so much of the increase in rates did not make it to carriers’ bottom lines. However, in early November, fuel prices began to fall, and for December the US Jet A benchmark was 12% lower than in November.”WorldACD reported that Hong Kong-US saw a November yield of $4.66.But it said: “Although November showed a small increase in [China and Hong Kong to the US] over October (+1%), the year-on-year figures showed a drop of almost 5%. Combine this with a considerable drop in the opposite direction, US to China (-6% MoM and -8% YoY) , and we find that the overall market between these two countries fell by almost 6% YoY, and by 1% MoM.“November was the first month since the trade war started that the year-on-year volume change for both directions was negative. It goes for both China and the US that their performance to the rest of the world is much better than their performance to the territory of their trade war adversary.”Elsewhere, noted WorldACD, Asia-Pacific to Europe saw gains of 7.2% month on month, and exports from Africa (up 4.9%) and Asia Pacific, up 0.5%, also grew. But the Middle East & South Asia, along with North America, saw month-on-month decreases to all regions.Meanwhile, 2019 looks like a “mixed bag”, said Mr Hedge.“The good news is that trade tensions between the US and China seem to be relaxing slightly (or at least not worsening), with China’s unilateral temporary move to reduce import tariffs on autos and the US delay in implementing a new round of tariffs on Chinese exports following President Trump’s and Xi’s meeting at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.“It also appears that 2018’s strengthening dollar has partially offset the effect of US tariffs.”However, he warned of the likelihood of continued “erratic” trade actions from the US, the slowdown of China’s GDP growth, the fading of the tax stimulus from the US economy and the impact of the government shutdown, which could shave half a percentage point off US GDP growth in the first quarter, and volatile stock markets. In Europe, a messy Brexit is expected to damage the economy.Last month also saw a majority of US CFOs predicting a recession this year or next, with economist Peter Schiff noting it would be worse than the so-called Great Depression of the 1930s.Mr Hedge added that the fall in the PMI “does not bode well for air cargo growth in 2019.“I am hopeful we won’t see an overall decline for the calendar year, but I think we’re definitely going to see some year-on-year declines in some months.”WorldACD concluded: “The mixed picture we have seen in 2018 may well carry over into the new year, which seems to announce itself with much more uncertainty than a year ago, when the air cargo world looked quite stable.” By Alex Lennane 03/01/2019last_img read more