Disruption is the main concern that keeps chief executives awake at night – although global confidence is returning

first_imgMonday 20 July 2015 4:43 am Tags: NULL Disruption is the main concern that keeps chief executives awake at night – although global confidence is returning whatsapp Emma Haslett Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp What with Uber, Airbnb and their ilk wreaking havoc in their respective industries, you can’t help but sympathise: a new study has shown the main worry keeping chief executives awake at night is the prospect of disruption in their industry.According to the Global CEO Outlook Study, by accounting giant KPMG, 74 per cent of chief execs are concerned about new entrants disrupting their business model, while 72 per cent are worried about keeping up with new technologies. Meanwhile, 69 per cent have the more traditional concern over competitors’ ability to take business away from their organisations, while 66 per cent are worried about the relevance of their company’s products three years from now.Still – at least confidence is improving. Some 70 per cent of British chief executives have more confidence about the UK’s prospects for growth than they did a year ago, although that’s higher than the global average of 61 per cent.[infographic id=”246″]That said, UK chief execs are among Europe’s least optimistic, with 90 per cent of Spanish bosses, 80 per cent of French bosses and 89 per cent of Italian bosses having more confidence than they did a year ago. German chiefs, though, were a decidedly pessimistic bunch: just over half of them were feeling more confident.Meanwhile, just a third of US chief execs said they were more confident about growth in their economy, which may reflect fears of the Federal Reserve tightening monetary policy. Either way, the report suggested that pressure on chief executives is intensifying. “Changes in many industries mean business leaders must evolve or transform business models to stay relevant,” it said. “No one has the luxury of thinking in terms of decades. Chief executives must find ways to accelerate implementation much earlier in the… development process.” Share More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comlast_img read more

In its first use inside the human body, CRISPR genome editing tested as blindness therapy

first_img Dr. Jason Comander of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, which plans to enroll patients in the CRISPR study, said it marks “a new era in medicine.” Rodrique Ngowi/AP In its first use inside the human body, CRISPR genome editing tested as blindness therapy 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. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED 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. About the Author Reprints What’s included? Log In | Learn More In the Lab Scientists say they have used the gene editing tool CRISPR inside someone’s body for the first time, a new frontier for efforts to operate on DNA, the chemical code of life, to treat diseases.A patient recently had it done at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland for an inherited form of blindness, the companies that make the treatment announced Wednesday. They would not give details on the patient or when the surgery occurred. GET STARTED Associated Press By Associated Press March 4, 2020 Reprints What is it? Tags biotechnologyCRISPRgeneticsvisionlast_img read more

Travel Procedure Changes Seek to Curtail Defections

first_img The latest move among North Korea’s perennial efforts to preclude defections, the authorities are making theattainment of travel certificates and procedures required to enter border areas far more complex.“The procedure for getting travelcertificates from the local MPS [Ministry of People’sSecurity] units of provinces, cities or counties has changed significantly,” a source in Yangkang province reported to Daily NK on March 3rd. “In the past, those who wanted to enter border areas could obtain travel papers from the city or county MPS units, butfrom this point on, they will only be issued at the No. 2 MPS provincial offices.” Approval codes for travel to and fromheavily restricted areas, namely border regions and Pyongyang, were typicallyissued from the municipal and provincial No.2 MPS units in the past, but are nowonly available from provincial No.2 MPS units, only one of which is located in each province,according to the source. A dearth of reliable transportation options makes the trip to these facilities exceedingly difficult for most.“State-run enterprises have held meetingsrepeatedly demanding that employees avoid travel to border areas unlessabsolutely necessary,” he explained. “MPS agents at the enterprises have even been threatening workers, saying that those who do try to make the trip to these areas are setting themselves upto become automatic targets for increased surveillance.” The upshot of the measure, according of thesource, is yet another effort in the perpetual struggle by the state to eradicaterampant corruption among the provincial No. 2 MPS units, who indiscriminately issue travelcertificates to residents willing and able to provide the requisite bribes. Documentation permitting travel to border areas results in an increase in residents trying to flee the country.“City and county-level factories have to gothrough a separate procedure at the provincial office now, a convolutedprocess exacerbated by the officials there, generally trying to take advantage ofthe situation or being unhelpful. As a result, many have just given up tryingto apply at all,” the source said.Residents are naturally distressed about yetanother obstacle constructed by the state to exhibit total control over its population. Still, most point out that the move will fail to achieve the intended effects, saying, “People determined to defect are going to do so regardless of howcomplicated they try to make getting a travel certificate to border areas. Besides, they don’t need those trivial papers–with money there is always a way.” Travel Procedure Changes Seek to Curtail Defections There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again SHARE News AvatarChoi Song Min Facebook Twittercenter_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEconomy North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News By Choi Song Min – 2015.03.04 3:27pm last_img read more

£2.4 billion munitions deal secures thousands of UK jobs

first_img£2.4 billion munitions deal secures thousands of UK jobs The Next Generation Munitions Solution (NGMS) will see BAE Systems manufacture 39 different munitions for the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Strategic Command to use on the front line, including small arms ammunition, mortars, medium-calibre gun rounds and large-calibre artillery and tank shells.An estimated 1,260 people will work on NGMS in engineering, operations and supporting roles across five BAE Systems UK sites, including:555 jobs – Glascoed, South Wales320 jobs – Radway Green, Cheshire340 jobs – Washington, Tyne & Wear30 jobs – Bishopton near Glasgow15 jobs – Ridsdale, NorthumberlandA further 1,500 roles will be supported along the supply chain alongside 1,300 jobs as a result of consumer spending in local economies.Today’s announcement follows the substantial £16.5 billion settlement for defence over four years that will modernise the armed forces and bring jobs and prosperity to every part of the UK.Defence Minister Jeremy Quin said:This vital multi-billion-pound contract will provide our service men and women with fire power on the front line for years to come whilst investing in British industry, British jobs and British infrastructure.Defence underpins hundreds of thousands of jobs across all four corners of the nation, and ongoing investment is crucial as we work together to build back better and stronger from the Covid-19 pandemic.Replacing the current MASS (Munitions Acquisition, the Supply Solution) single-source contract from January 2023, the NGMS will deliver about 50 per cent, by value, of the MOD’s total general munitions (GM) portfolio and will maximise military capability and reduce cost.Charles Woodburn, Chief Executive, BAE Systems, said:This contract secures the future of a highly technical and critical industry which supports thousands of manufacturing jobs in several areas throughout the UK. By investing in new technology and skills to further develop our expertise, we can continue to deliver essential sovereign capability to the Armed Forces at competitive prices.The new contract will offer better value for money as it includes incentives for BAE Systems to make savings over the life of the contract.In its bid, BAE Systems identified about £400 million of savings and efficiency opportunities to be pursued up to 2038 to meet this challenge. The contract also includes flexibility to vary the volume of orders and allow GM products to be added or removed, depending on front-line requirements.The contract will deliver a range of munitions including small arms ammunition, mortars, medium-calibre gun rounds and large-calibre artillery and tank shells. Crown copyright.Ed Cutts, DE&S Director Weapons, said:This new, improved contract with BAE Systems secures the supply of cutting-edge key munitions for the front line while delivering even greater value for money for the taxpayer.We look forward to continuing our collaboration with BAE Systems to deliver on the opportunities this partnership and agreement present.As it delivers the munitions, BAE Systems forecasts it will spend £350 million with UK-based companies on raw materials and machine components.It pledges to invest more than £70 million refurbishing and upgrading manufacturing lines, including £32 million at Glascoed, £27 million at Washington and £12 million at Radway Green.The company will also invest in the next generation by recruiting over 200 apprentices and graduates during the course of the contract. /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:acquisition, agreement, air force, covid-19, efficiency, Engineering, Government, industry, infrastructure, Investment, Minister, settlement, taxpayer, technology, UK, UK Government, Washingtonlast_img read more

Single rating structure to roll out across MidCoast

first_imgSingle rating structure to roll out across MidCoast MidCoast CouncilA single rates structure developed for the entire MidCoast region will come into effect from 1 July 2021.The rates harmonisation process is a requirement of the State Government for merged councils to standardise the rating approach across the three former council areas, and is required to be in place for the 2021-22 financial year.Under the new structure, which aims to distribute the rates burden more equitably across the region, over 80% of property-owners will either have no change, or experience less than a $50 a year increase, while some will experience a decrease to their annual rates.“We have worked hard over the past 12 months to devise a new rating structure that minimises the extent of any negative financial impact on as many of our ratepayers as possible”, explained Adrian Panuccio, MidCoast Council’s General Manager. “The process of harmonising rates has also been an opportunity to simplify and build efficiencies in the way we apply rates”.While property-owners will receive mailed notification of what’s changing and why over coming weeks, harmonising rates does not change the total amount of rating income Council can collect. This is controlled by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal through an annual rate peg. It is a more equitable redistribution of the total amount across all rateable properties.An online calculator has been developed to help property-owners understand how the new structure will impact their individual circumstances. Entering a property address will display the category or sub-category applied to the property in the new structure, and the change in annual rates.Visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/rates to use the calculator, or call Council’s customer service team on 02 7955 7777 to access the information by phone.Individual phone appointments with members of Council’s rates team are also available, along with in-person appointments at Bulahdelah, Wingham, Gloucester, Taree and Forster (see following). To register for either service, call 02 9755 7777.“It is a priority for us that all rate-payers are aware of what’s changing and how it impacts them ahead of the new rating structure being implemented from 1 July.“While we are providing a range of information and resources by mail or email and online, we do encourage anyone who wants to learn more about their individual circumstances to arrange an appointment”. /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:Bulahdelah, council, Effect, email, Forster, Gloucester, Government, Impact, Internet, local council, MidCoast Council, online, property, rating, resources, Taree, visit, Winghamlast_img read more

Classic Plymouth show car collection headed for auction

first_img See More Videos Also up for grabs will be four of Juliano’s Shelby Cobras, including a rare one-of-five 289 Cobra Dragonsnake; an unrestored example of a Cheetah, a rare Chevrolet-powered rival to the Cobra; the aforementioned custom 1969 Dart Swinger; and a 1969 Plymouth Barracuda with a factory flower-patterned “Mod Top” vinyl roof and interior.Pre-auction estimates for the cars have not yet been revealed. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A 1970 Plymouth Duster customized for use in the Rapid Transit Caravan promotional tour  Mecum Auctions He also acquired three other similar Dodge customs: the George Barris-modified 1967 Dodge Dart-based “Daroo I”; a 1969 Dart Swinger; and the 1970 Dodge Challenger “Diamante” show car, but later let go of the Daroo I and Diamante.The Rapid Transit Caravan Plymouths are being auctioned off by Mecum Auctions in Indianapolis, at their sale there held May 14 thru 19.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A 1970 Plymouth Road Runner customized for use in the Rapid Transit Caravan promotional tour advertisement 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” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever 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 Mecum Auctionscenter_img Mecum Auctions Three of the four custom show cars Plymouth used to promote its Rapid Transit System marketing campaign in the early 1970s are going up for auction in May as the collection of the late Steven Juliano is dissolved.Juliano spent roughly 30 years tracking down and purchasing the cars from Chrysler’s Rapid Transit Caravan, a traveling road show made up of a heavily customized 1970 Plymouth Duster 340, Plymouth ‘Cuda and Plymouth Road Runner.The cars and their accompanying displays were quite the spectacle back then, and the next year they ran the Caravan tour again, though now with a 1971 Road Runner to reflect that model’s updated styling. Juliano managed to acquire the Caravan’s Duster and two Road Runner – but not the ‘Cuda – before the pancreatic cancer he’d been battling since the mid- to late 2000s just recently ended his life, reports Hemmings.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A 1971 Plymouth Road Runner customized for use in the Rapid Transit Caravan promotional tour RELATED TAGSPlymouthNews We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Afternoon Brief, January 11th

first_imgRNDC Introduces New Logo Napa Valley-Based Gamble Family Vineyards Welcomes Veteran Grape Grower Raymond Reyes as Director of Viticulture and Winery Relations Once Thought Decided, Winery and Hot Air Balloon Issues Are Having New Life in Napa County TRENDING STORY French Wine Industry Continues to Be Hijacked by Aviation Issues Silicon Valley Bank Annual State of the Industry Report and Videocast Is Wednesday — Sign Up! Wine’s Bubble Yet to BurstAfter a surprisingly good year for the wine industry, what comes next..? TAGSCK Mondavi and FamilyConstellation BrandsfeaturedGamble Family VineyardsGloria Ferrer Caves & VineyardsJaM CellarsLodi Winegrape CommisionMontinore EstateRepublic National Distributing CompanyRex HillSilicon Valley BankSommeliers Choice AwardsSonoma State University Wine Business InstituteWaterbrook WineryWineGlass Marketing Email WINEINDUSTRY.JOBS No Sulphites Added Wine: The Great Debate Rex Hill Unveils Stunning New Willamette Valley Tasting Room After Year-Long Renovation Napa County Desperate for Wildfire Fixes Before Next Fire Season America’s Top Sommeliers and Restaurant Buyers to Judge 2021 Sommeliers Choice Awards PEOPLE MONDAY, JANUARY 11 More Supplier News England in a Case 2021 Lodi Grape Day Agenda Announced The Best Winery Websites Have These Three Elements Grapes, Wine and Smoke Taint: How to Deal with the Ashtray in Your Grapes or BottlesThe fires that occurred over the past several years in California and other western states have driven home the message that growers and winemakers need to understand how to grow grapes and make wine in a fire-prone environment as this situation is not likely to change any time soon… Mobile Services TechnicianATPGroup – Windsor, California, USA Store ManagerModerne Barn Wine and Spirits – Armonk, NY, USA Journalist and Wine Writer Extraordinaire Howard G Goldberg Dies Changing the Rules on Natural Wine U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert in the Retailer Wine Shipping Case Molly Chappellet: Growing Grapes, Gardens, Family and Community in NapaMaybe no image epitomizes winery matriarch Molly Chappellet more than the image of her walking out of her home and into the vineyard, a visit she enjoyed making from the time she and her husband Donn settled on the slopes of California’s Pritchard Hill… Placer Process Key Strength – Planning for Increased Capacity in Your Upcoming Plant Expansion Design Champagne Puts Fizz in UK Supermarket Sales Previous articleSomm TV Top 40 Wines, Interactive Wine Resource ReleasedNext articleTurning the Tables on Christopher Sawyer Editor Webinar Invitation | Expediting Quality Wines to Market BLOGS Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2021 General Manager – Operations and HospitalityDANCIN Vineyards – Jacksonville, OR, USA CK Mondavi and Family Marks 75 Years of Bringing Friends and Families Together With Delicious, Everyday Wines Danica Patrick Changes Lanes to Winemaking Mike Crumly Retires from Gloria Ferrer After 35 Years Waterbrook Winery Releases New NA Wine Just in Time for Dry January Crossing the Finish Line: Tips for Using Tannins & Oak in Finishing Wine The Results Are In! The Annual Email Benchmark ReportEach December, WineGlass Marketing releases email benchmarks for the wine industry… Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute Celebrates 25 Years Partnership Provides New Wines and a New Home for Iconic Montinore Estate SUPPLIER NEWS VINEYARD & WINERY Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, January 11thAfternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, January 11thBy Editor – January 11, 2021 167 0 Advertisement All the Low-Hanging Fruit Has Been Picked JaM Cellars Launches New JaMHAPPYHOUR Podcast Share Advertisement TODAY’S NEWS ReddIt Facebook Twitter Constellation Brands Ramps up Hard Seltzer Capacity; Increases Push into Ecommerce Pinterest More Wine Industry Jobs Linkedin Making World Class Red Wine…in Virginialast_img read more

CAHO launches initiative to improve patient safety and quality healthcare in India

first_imgCAHO launches initiative to improve patient safety and quality healthcare in India By EH News Bureau on March 29, 2019 Add Comment MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” CAHOCAHOCONpatient safetyquality healthcareQuality Should Impact Outcome The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article Share Doctors from Mumbai join hands to address challenges of quality healthcare in IndiaCreating positive outcomes for quality healthcare and upgrading patient safety standards in India will be the key agenda of the 5th International CAHOCON 2019 to be held in Mumbai for the first time. Themed around Healthcare Quality Should Impact Outcome, the conference will be held on April 13-14, 2019 and is organised by Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) which will bring all accredited hospitals together. More than 600 delegates and renowned doctors will be sharing their insights at the conference. The initiative is supported by The International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua), The Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua) and Quality Council of India (QCI).The initiative was launched in a press conference at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital by, Dr PM Bhujang, President, Association of Hospitals, Dr Rajendra Patankar, COO, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Joy Chakraborty, COO, P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Dr Hiren Ambegaokar, CEO, S L Raheja Hospital, Dr Sujit Chatterjee, CEO, L H Hiranandani Hospital, Dr Anupam Karmakar, CEO, D Y Patil Hospital and Dr Deepak Patkar, Medical Director, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital.“The aim of the conference is to bring all stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum on a common platform. There is an urgent need to audit healthcare delivery standards and accredit healthcare organisations based on the quality of healthcare they provide to patients. This conference aims at finding the ways and means to build a robust healthcare infrastructure in the country that adheres to global healthcare quality standards,” stated Dr PM Bhujang, President, Association of Hospitals.“Quality healthcare forms the foundation of a healthy society and a growing economy. We need to ensure that there is no compromise with healthcare standards and people from all strata of society have access to best healthcare systems,” said Dr Rajendra Patankar, COO, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital.Joy Chakraborty, COO, P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre stated“The conference will be preceded by 11 pre-conference workshops and master classes across the major hospitals in Mumbai on April 12 2019. Topics to be covered include process re-engineering, hospital planning, leadership development, nursing communication, cyber security and infrastructural safety.Dr Hiren Ambegaokar, CEO, SL Raheja Hospital mentioned about the debates and panel discussions that are going to take place at the conference. A number of hospitals and laboratories have undertaken projects, which show that how they have helped in impacting outcomes whether in the clinical area, infrastructure area, diagnostic or nursing area. There would be a short presentation on the same. There would also be a Project Excellence Award where the hospital has to prove a certain project that they took and how they have improved the process over the next three months.Dr Sujit Chatterjee, CEO, LH Hiranandani Hospital, spoke about the the people who will be honoured at the conference for dedicating their work towards promoting quality healthcare. He further stated that the organisation recognises quality champions and young quality achievers and this has become a great motivation for healthcare professionals to excel in this field.Dr Anupam Karmakar, CEO, DY Patil Hospital spoke about a team in Canada led by Graham and Stewart Dickson that have created LEAD Canada. A model for developing leadership in healthcare. This model has been adopted in many other countries. This team is interacting with senior professionals from India on April 12 2019 at Seven Hills Hospital.Dr Deepak Patkar, Medical Director, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital mentioned that one of the best ways to improve quality of healthcare is by improving the processes in the healthcare deliver y. This year at CAHOCON we will be presenting the three best process improvement projects undertaken by the hospitals. This initiative has been started with renowned quality organisation Qimpro. 17 projects were submitted and a team of five assessors have gone through these process improvement projects and selected the best three. News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Related Posts Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Charles wants more indigents on PATH

first_imgRelatedCharles wants more indigents on PATH RelatedCharles wants more indigents on PATH Charles wants more indigents on PATH LabourMay 5, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon Pearnel Charles, wants more needy persons, not currently accessing any benefits under the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), to join the programme. He has also urged persons and organizations aware of individuals needing assistance, to bring their situation to the attention of the Ministry. Currently, over 371,000 persons are registered under PATH, the country’s main poverty alleviation programme. The Minister made the appeals while addressing the official opening of the Ministry’s Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Public Assistance Office, at 108 Harbour Street, downtown Kingston, on Tuesday. Noting that Jamaica, like other nations, globally, was experiencing a range of challenges, Mr. Charles said it was imperative to use available resources “to the best of our ability”, to survive. He said PATH was the Government’s response to persons impacted by challenges consequent on global economic developments, among other things.     “The Government has strongly stated that…if you are poor, unemployed (and if there are) young children unable to go to school, we invite you, today, to visit one of our parish offices. If you are qualified, come aboard, we will help you,” he said. “We are (also) saying, to the pastors…community members, teachers, politicians, people who have organized groups, look among (your members and associates) and if there are vulnerable people, poor people who are qualified, we invite you to visit the Ministry of Labour office, give them (the) name (and) address. We will visit (and), we will inspect (their) situation, and, if (they) fall within the rank set out by the programme, (they) will receive assistance,” he assured. Mr. Charles also encouraged the Ministry’s staff administering the benefits, to exercise patience and courtesy when attending to the public, and commended them for the good work they have been doing since the programme started. The Ministry’s new Kingston and St. Andrew Public Assistance Parish Office, situated opposite the Taxpayer Audit and Assessment Department’s Stamp Duty and Transfer Tax division, was acquired and refurbished by the National Insurance Fund (NIF) at a cost of over $15 million. The NIF has rented the office space to the Ministry, to administer and deliver a range of public assistance programmes and benefits to some 48,000 PATH households. These include: emergency grants for victims of disasters; rehabilitation grants for persons in need; compassionate grants for assistance with funerals; and counselling services. The Ministry received some US$80,000, allocated from a US$15 million loan, which the Government secured from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in 2009 to assist with social protection, in the face of the food price and protection crisis. The funds were channelled into strengthening the Ministry’s institutional framework, which include the installation of networking capability and procurement of furniture for the parish office. By DOUGLAS McINTOSH, JIS Reporter RelatedCharles wants more indigents on PATH Advertisementslast_img read more

CBD donuts and fried chicken come to town via Astro

first_imgHomeFeaturedCBD donuts and fried chicken come to town via Astro Mar. 11, 2019 at 4:55 amFeaturedFoodNewsCBD donuts and fried chicken come to town via AstroAngel Carreras2 years agofoodNewsSanta MonicaImage courtesy of Astro Doughnuts. Those in Santa Monica looking for the incredibly specific sweet and savory combination of donuts and fried chicken won’t have to wait much longer.Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken will open it’s second Los Angeles location this month, bringing the restaurant to Main Street. The donut restaurant famed for its unique donut offers will replace the former home of Books and Cookies. “We have had our eyes set on Santa Monica since opening our first West Coast location in Downtown Los Angeles in 2017,” Elliot Spaisman, cofounder of Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken said via email. “Santa Monica’s casual and care-free vibe makes it the perfect place for Astro’s playful brand.”Casual and carefree will be the vibe of the restaurant, with an outdoor patio, beer and wine, and a CBD donut (available only on Sundays).  And yes, it’s mostly locally sourced.“Many of the ingredients are sourced locally; some come straight from the Santa Monica Farmers Market,” Spaisman said. “Whenever possible, we buy local.”Spaisman says he and Astro aren’t deterred from the large overturn of restaurants and businesses on Main Street, saying Astro is a now-three location proven concept.He says Astro will attempt to entrench itself in the community in several ways to avoid the fate of many other restaurants, flavor being the first and foremost. Alongside the CBD donut, Astro will offer “Santa Monica-inspired menu items”, varieties of fried chicken and a monthly rotation of seasonal flavors will win over locals. For the healthy and/or vegan crowd, Astro will offer vegan and vegetarian items such as vegan doughnuts, salad sides and wraps. Aside from flavor, Spaisman feels the location and what Astro does with their space will bring plenty of foot traffic to the donut and chicken spot. “We have tried our best to truly tap into the Santa Monica neighborhood when designing the Main Street location,” he said. The location will feature a 1,300 square-foot space designed by Wayne Sun of Zen Space and have an outdoor patio for 30. Additionally, the location will sport a 113-foot mural of the Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Astronaut. “The mural and interior art pay tribute to the skate and art culture of Santa Monica. With our first locally-sourced beer and wine list and an open-air patio space, the Main Street location will be a destination for locals and visitors alike to sit back and enjoy all day long.”An Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken spokesperson says the restaurant will open sometime in the third week of March. For more information, visit http://astrodoughnuts.com/[email protected] :foodNewsSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKBUG: Week of March 11, 2019Children’s museum doubles in size for Santa Monica moveYou 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 agolast_img read more

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