Medical experts debunk rumors about vaccines causing infertility

first_imgAdvertisementTags: covid vaccineVaccine Advertisement Charlotte County public school vaccine event on Saturday May 24, 2021 AdvertisementSome even say it can harm fertility or even causing a miscarriage. This is definitely not true, according to medical experts. “It makes no scientific sense at this point that this would be even possible,” said Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio, Chief Medical Officer of Millennium Physician Group.  Half of Americans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 May 26, 2021 Moderna trial showing promise for expanding age requirement next month May 26, 2021 These spike proteins, that people worry can hurt you, are part of the vaccine. “In terms of the spike protein, it’s the only piece, it’s just one piece of the entire virus that we are putting in people’s bodies so are immune system is able to recognize the virus,” said Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio.Basically, it’s the tiny piece of the virus that attaches to your cells. It tells your immune system what to avoice, keeping you healthy. So if you come across what you think is a rumour on social media, check with the CDC, or even better, call your doctor.  AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments FORT MYERS, Fla.– We’ve all read rumors on social media before. The saying goes, you can’t believe everything you read online. Well, recently there have been a lot of rumors swirling around social media about the COVID-19 vaccine. The latest fear is someone with the vaccine can “radiate” harmful particles, or spike proteins, to women, disrupting their reproductive system.Recently, misinformation is being spread that the vaccine can impact women’s menstrual cycle. Moderna files for authorization of COVID vaccine in teens ages 12-17 June 11, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementlast_img read more

Dr. Tufton Warns Against Illegal Fishing Practices

first_imgRelatedDr. Tufton Warns Against Illegal Fishing Practices Dr. Tufton Warns Against Illegal Fishing Practices AgricultureFebruary 10, 2010 Advertisements RelatedDr. Tufton Warns Against Illegal Fishing Practicescenter_img RelatedDr. Tufton Warns Against Illegal Fishing Practices FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has said that it is imperative that stakeholders in the fishing industry understand the rationale for the institution of laws to curb illicit practices in the sector.Dr. Tufton said that the move was in the interest of the preservation of the sector and legitimate stakeholders’ livelihood, as well as wider marine life.“We are going to have to identify the one or two bad eggs in the lot, and we are going to, first of all, try to convince them to conform, to do the right thing. We’re not here to run down anybody and lock up anybody but, if they don’t conform, we’re going to have to enforce the law,” the Minister said.Speaking at Wednesday’s (February 10) groundbreaking ceremony for the Old Harbour Bay Fishing Beach Rehabilitation Project, St. Catherine, Dr. Tufton noted that while a significant number of the island’s fisherfolk employed legitimate fishing practices, others were resorting to illicit practices.Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Christopher Tufton (centre), greeting Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Stephen Hallihan (right), at Wednesday’s (February 10) groundbreaking ceremony for the Old Harbour Bay Fishing Beach Rehabilitation Project, St. Catherine. Looking on is Country Representative for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Cynthia Currie.He said that while some fisherfolk) go to sea with nets and others go out with hooks and line and “try a thing”, which the law allows, some go out with dynamite which kills fishes of various sizes, and the reef that they breed on.“Some go out with bleach, toxic chemicals, throw it in the water, (and) stun the fish. (These) toxic substances eventually hurt you and other people,.and (will eventually) kill everything,” he lamented.Noting that the ability to be able to identify and retrieve fish from the sea was fundamental to the sector’s preservation, Dr. Tufton assured that in ensuing months, additional information will be forthcoming regarding measures to be employed to curb the illicit practices.He said that, ultimately, the aim of the Ministry and its stakeholder partners is to work with the fisherfolk to ensure that they practice a type of fishing that will sustain the availability of fish in Jamaica for a very long time.Dr. Tufton also stressed the need for fisherfolk to get themselves and their vessels registered with the Fisheries Division, to enable the Ministry to plan, over the longer term, for the sector’s sustainability.The Old Harbour Bay Fishing Beach is one of six facilities being rehabilitated, as part of a three-year project under the tripartite Improving Jamaica’s Agricultural Productivity (IJAP) programme. The others are located at Calabash Bay and Black River, St. Elizabeth; Rocky Point, Clarendon; and Negril and Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland.IJAP is a joint undertaking involving the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and the Ministry. It comprises two components, focusing on expanding green house production and encouraging sustainable management of the marine fisheries sector.The initiative is being funded through a C$4.9 million grant from CIDA; C$134.956 from the IICA; and $1.5 million from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.The projects fall under the programme’s sustainable management of the marine fisheries sector component, and will be undertaken at a cost of some $19 million. They are executed by IICA Jamaica.last_img read more

Electric vehicle company Lucid plans SUV, maybe a pickup, to follow sedan

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos Lucid EV’s range approaches 830 km, besting Tesla, independent tests show RELATED TAGSPickup TruckSedanSUVLuxuryElectric CarsElectric VehiclesLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesPickup TruckPickup Trucks We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. California-based electric vehicle company Lucid is planning an SUV to go along with its upcoming Air sedan, and beyond that, a pickup truck isn’t out of the question.Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson also told Green Car Reports that while he expects to eventually offer a full lineup of plug-in vehicles, he has no plans to manufacture them for other companies to market as their own.The company initially planned to debut the Lucid Air at the New York Auto Show in April, but that event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The wraps will now come off in a global online reveal in September. Trending in Canada First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened 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 center_img Fisker promises four-EV lineup, including an electric truck, by 2025The company recently announced the Air’s range will be 832 kilometres on a single charge, topping the longest-range Tesla Model S or Porsche Taycan by more than 160 kilometres. Rawlinson, who was promoted to CEO in 2019, had been chief engineer on the Model S.In his interview with Green Car Reports, Rawlinson confirmed an SUV will be produced off the Air platform, and will go into production early in 2023. Having more than one vehicle is essential for the economy of scale necessary to build the business, he said.The plant will be expanded at that time for its production. Paint and production lines will be flexible to allow for more vehicles in future, including a pickup truck. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › Development briefly ceased due to the pandemic, but in June, Lucid reported its 1,000-plus employees were returning to work in stages, as local and state regulations allowed.Lucid was founded in 2007 as Atieva and initially focused on battery technology, but changed its name in 2016 and announced its intention to build cars. Two years later, it received more than US$1 billion from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment fund.The company is building a factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, which it said is the only facility in the U.S. purpose-built for electric vehicle production. Rawlinson said the factory is being built in the record time of eight months from “a piece of dirt” to a pilot production line that will be installed this month. The first Lucid Air models are planned for delivery in the spring of 2021.RELATED advertisement See More Videos Lucid announced it would open 20 sales and service outlets in North America by 2021, although Canada wasn’t on its initial list of eight confirmed locations. Like Tesla, Lucid plans to see its cars directly to the consumer. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but an initial estimate is around US$150,000 for the Air sedan. last_img read more

KKR to acquire controlling stake in JB Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share Comments (0) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” CilacarCOVID-19 pandemicICICI SecuritiesJB Chemicals & PharmaceuticalsKKRMetrogylNicardiaRantacstake Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha M&A News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” By Press Trust of India on July 3, 2020 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The private equity major has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the stakeBuyout major KKR will purchase a majority stake in JB Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals from its promoters and then make an open offer to acquire 26 per cent more in the branded formulations company.The private equity major has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the stake from the Mody family at Rs 745 a share.KKR has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a ‘controlling stake’ in the company, it said.If one attaches the premium promised by KKR, 50 per cent equity in the company is valued at over Rs 2,860 crore, which will be the minimum amount it will be investing, excluding the open offer.According to filings, the promoter family owns 55 per cent of the company while the rest is with the public.“We believe JB Chemicals has an opportunity to accelerate its growth and leverage its strengths to enter into new therapeutic areas. We look forward to working with the management team to build on the company’s strong foundation,” KKR India Partner and CEO, Sanjay Nayar said.The deal, which comes amid a heavy hit to the Indian economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, underscores KKR’s commitment to “India’s long-term economic prospects and the potential of its companies,” Nayar added.This is the third deal sealed by KKR in India in 2020, following its investments in five solar assets of Shapoorji Pallonji Infra and in Reliance Jio.The KKR statement further said JB Chemicals is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in India, supplying affordable, high-quality products in the cardiac, gastrointestinal and anti-infective therapeutic areas across the branded formulations market.The company’s portfolio includes four flagship brands in India — Cilacar, Metrogyl, Nicardia and Rantac, the statement said, adding it exports to over 40 countries.KKR will be funding the investment from its Asian Fund III, it said.“We are thrilled that KKR – with its deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and experience in investing in the sector, as well as its extensive investments in India – will take our mission forward and build on the foundation of core values that our family has instilled in this company,” JB Mody, the Founder, CMD of the company, said.Avendus Capital served as the financial advisor to the company promoters, while ICICI Securities will be acting as the manager to the public offer.ICICI Securities said that Tau Investment Holding is making an open offer to acquire 20.09 million shares of the company together with Tau Holdco and KKR Asia III Fund Investments. Related Posts Add Comment KKR to acquire controlling stake in JB Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals last_img read more

Government Identifying Alternative to Rivertion Landfill

first_imgGovernment Identifying Alternative to Rivertion Landfill Local GovernmentJune 18, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is in the process of identifying an alternative site to Riverton City landfill where a modern facility can be established.This forms part of the Ministry’s three-pronged approach to curtailing some of the issues at the facility located in St. Andrew.“Riverton continues to be a major problem – fires are sometimes lit with malicious intent, and there is the issue of spontaneous combustion. We are determined to do something about this,” Portfolio Minister, Hon. Noel Arscott said while making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 17.He said that in the short term, his Ministry will be meeting with the Ministry of Finance and Planning to access funds from the environmental levy to properly cover the site with soil “so that only one cell will be expose at any given time.” He said this will greatly enhance the containment a fire.Mr. Arscott said for the medium term, a request for proposals will be issued shortly for waste recovery, and waste to energy solutions.“We must act once and for all to protect our citizens and businesses from the repeated exposure to smoke and fumes from Riverton, Retirement, or any other disposal site,” he said. RelatedNSWMA to Establish Transfer Station in Westmoreland Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott (standing), making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 17. Listening keenly (from left) are: Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier; Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan. Government Identifying Alternative to Rivertion LandfillJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedAdequate Funds to Clean Most Critical Drains in Corporate Areacenter_img Story HighlightsThe Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is in the process of identifying an alternative site to Riverton City landfill.This forms part of the Ministry’s three-pronged approach to curtailing some of the issues at the facility located in St. Andrew.In the short term, the Ministry will be meeting with the Ministry of Finance and Planning to access funds from the environmental levy to properly cover the site with soil. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedWestmoreland Steps Up Fight Against Mosquito Borne Diseases Advertisementslast_img read more

Comment / Comment: how to keep your customers calm in the coronavirus crisis

first_img© Matthew Benoit By Paul Kelly, Actualis Marketing 01/04/2020 Every business is vulnerable in this coronavirus crisis. The days of burying your head in the sand and waiting for the storm to blow over are gone.You can try, but your customers will not be understanding or forgiving, because they will see how pro-active your competitors are, in engaging with their customers and keeping them informed throughout the crisis. You will lose their trust and with it, their business.There are important benefits in communicating directly with customers during the coronavirus that is impacting them at home and the places they deal with globally.It is reassuring for customers to know they have a source for information that is relevant to them and, by association, you are capable of taking care of their needs now and in the future.center_img Take this crisis as an opportunity to build a better relationship with the customers and prospective customers in your audiences.Effective communication can help employees and customers navigate the crisis and reduce the associated uncertainties and insecurities.The global supply situation is confusing and fast changing, with rapidly escalating rates and logistics requirements in the most unlikely places.There are business opportunities that will be won by the forwarders with the engaged audiences that quickly see the benefits in these developments.During the relatively short time of this crisis we have seen clients’ web traffic increase by 40%, email click throughs up 250% and social followers rise 20%. Pro-active coronavirus communications have attracted thousands of prospective new customers.Internal communications comes into its own at this time, developing the voice of the organisation and projecting strength during the period of uncertainty.The current Covid-19 emergency has left employees worried about their jobs and how they can continue to serve customers. They want reassurance and need information.They look to their leadership team to provide clear and consistent day-to-day messaging, guidance on what’s coming next and clear guidance on communicating with customers.In the absence of adequate internal and external communications:Customers will not know what is happening and will become negatively reactiveYour operational response will be ineffective and unalignedThe impact on your bottom line will be more severeYour reputation will be underminedBriefed and directed properly your customer-facing personnel will be your biggest drivers of advocates and supporters, strengthening brand reputation along the way.You can’t over-communicate at this time. A well-informed employee who feels more secure can reassure customers, steering perception in a positive direction.Well-constructed communications highlight your strengths and prepare your audiences for recovery, which means you strengthen your brand equity and accelerate your commercial recovery.Form your Coronavirus communications teamA small team formed around the CEO, with external help to guide your messaging, if you don’t have PR expertise in-house.Be consistent and credibleClosely monitor news channels, subscribe to the most relevant email alerts, use google’s automated tools and engage partners, to stay up to date with the latest developments.A vacuum in communication can fuel concerns, so it’s critical to keep in regular touch with accurate updates. Too much information is far better, than too little.It’s absolutely fine if you don’t have all the facts. If your audiences can see how hard you are working on getting them and constantly assessing the situation, you will boost the trust and confidence of employees and customers.Multi-channel communicationEmployees and customers want current and helpful information, so it’s essential for companies to develop their sources and use communication platforms that can reach everyone, including email, social media, website, internal intranet and the press, ensuring consistency in messaging and no delay in dissemination.SellingThis is not the time to be trying to sell overtly, though your messaging can be used to accelerate your commercial recovery. It’s the time to show solidarity and oneness with your customers, employees and the wider community.If you’re in a position to do something positive, nationally or locally, communications will help you stand out as a corporate citizen.last_img read more

Do you think it’s cool to post jokes about mental health?

first_img‘You don’t need to see a therapist, you are basically cunning.’Cunning is the best word I could think of. The word was a raw slang.‘Depression jokes’ in the name of a comedy writing exercise or memes are still getting 5 thousand over laugh out loud reacts. “Take it easy lady!” If you are going to tell me this, this open letter is for you. If you write and post such jokes or applaud in the comments section, this open letter is for you all as well.Let me point out the reasons why it shouldn’t be taken easy. Take one step back from your high sense of humour and think.Let’s think of seven basic types of readers who are reading your content.Readers who take it as a joke and laugh. No offence. Their choice. They found it funny and in alliance with their thought process. They may be ignorant and believe in myths surrounding mental health. They may or may not have come across mental health issues. It’s okay not to think deeply or judge someone for a joke.Readers who don’t care. They scrolled, liked and moved on.Readers who had clinical depression or other issues once. They get seriously irritated at your joke. They feel someone is adding salt to their injury. Why? Because once they too got these type of lightly joking comments and some of their friends still believe that therapy wasn’t needed. They have failed to explain before and they feel they are failing again since five thousand people have reacted at your joke with laughing emojis.Readers who are struggling with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder and is undergoing therapy and medication. You have no idea how much your joke can break them. You have no idea how they will cry silently and burn with futile anger and helplessness inside. You have no idea how much they will hate themselves for not fitting into your idea of fun. All the comments with laughing emojis will look at them reminding them of being a joke to five thousand people.Readers who are dealing with the loss of a closed one due to suicide caused by mental health problems. Suicide isn’t fun. Lose a friend or family member and you will understand how much real depression is. These jokes hurt people.6. Readers who are confused if they should go to a therapist, or not.The Stigma around depression is so strong that they think 100 times before approaching a therapist. Leave alone approaching, they take months and sometimes years to admit that they are facing a real problem which cannot be treated by fresh air and movie outings. They tried repeatedly to snap out of it. They failed. Your joke makes them a living joke. They take a step back. You see, you made them take a step back, the step that took years of courage to come forward.Congratulations, social media has made you that powerful.Readers who are being approached by friends struggling with mental health problems. You have added fuel to the fire. If the readers are already ignorant about depression, your jokes make their stand more strong. Now they are going to forward the joke to the person struggling and desperately looking for help. Or maybe they will say this inspired by your comments section -‘Money to waste? Go to the therapist. Else, snap out of sadness and eat an ice-cream.’Do you think the number of such readers is small? It’s not small, my friend.Consider only one out of hundred is a reader who is suffering.Are you ready to break one person in exchange of five thousand laughs and love reacts?Own it. Take responsibility.Admit it. You cannot avoid the damage a joke on a sensitive issue does. Be a part of the awareness campaigns in any form or just leave it untouched.Stay ignorant. Don’t make others join you. With numbers, comes this responsibility.last_img read more

Coronavirus pandemic a lesson from nature…?

first_imgDo you really think that this corona virus pandemic is a sudden reaction from nature?Absolutely not.This is a tiny reaction from nature.You will now ask how and why?We as a  human think that this earth is our property.We suck blood and sweat of this mother Earth.We are almost 8 billion people. We take water , we take oxygen, we take everything from this earth.In return what we give her, every kind of pollution, soil erosion, CO2 emission, extinction of species.We say that it is a climate change, get your basics right, we have changed our behavior for consumption.We are using plastic, we have use and throw mind set, we are impulsive in nature, we seek profit in everything.Nature has given us everything, but in return we have given only misfortunes.You follow any religion, nature do not discriminate, you will get punishment from the nature.Thanos was right, maybe his method not.If we try to observe what kind of Sins we have done to our mother earth.Now and then slowly we will realize that we are the culprit for this happening.For Temperature rise of our planet. For floods, for Amazon fire, Australia fire, every year big floods in many areas.For just sake of money we are treating our mother earth as a commodity.We have broken almost every natural cycle of this earth.By using chemical fertilizers we have destroyed pollination in farming.It also lead to farmer suicide and nature imbalance.By using mono crop method we have destroyed Earth’s conventional living circle.I firmly believe that if humans are removed from the planet Earth, it will flourish.Our greed is our enemy.This is not only about China, America or Russia.Its only about our consuming mindset.Not Giving back any thing.So you must be thinking that how We  are the culprit…?If you are doing impulsive shopping then,If you are drinking carbonated sodas, then,If you are buying lots of clothes, thenIf you are eating non vegetarian food, thenIf you are using any kind of transport which runs on fuel , thenFrom these many statements , if your answer is yes for only one statement then also you are the culprit.We are trying to eat every kind of living organism. Bat , seriously …?Then do we qualify to call ourselves human for such behavior.?Covid-19 disease has taught us many lessons.This is one of them mind it…last_img read more

GREECE A1: Diomidis smash AEK

first_img9.Panellinios210161:462 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmail 6.H.A.N.TH210151:502 STANDINGS: Diomidis Argous27 – 17AEK Athens 11.Dikeas201140:421 Archelaos20 – 36Panellinios PAOK23 – 21A.S.E. Douka 2.Diomidis Argous220048:364 3.AEK Athens210147:552 1.Filippos Beroias220059:404 H.A.N.TH20 – 30Filippos Beroias Click to comment 7.Aeropos Edessas202040:402center_img Recommended for you 12.Archelaos200240:670 ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe first two rounds of the Greek elite handball competition predict a long and very interesting season. The reigning champions PAOK suffered defeat against AEK Athens 30:28 in the opening match of the season, but “yellow-black” from Athen didn’t extend the winning run. They have been smashed by the Play-Off finalists from the last season, Diomidis Argous 27:17.After two rounds of matches, only two teams are on 100% – Former EHF Challenge Cup winners from Argous and Filippos Veria.RESULTS: Foivos24 – 23Loutraki AEK Athens beat Olympiakos in Greek handball derby Related Items:diomidis, Filippos Veria, Greek handball Aeropos Edessas21 – 21Dikeas 10.Loutraki201142:431 5.A.S.E. Douka210147:482 Yiannis Arvanitis about Greek success: We are small on EURO handball map, but… Historic win for Greece 4.PAOK210151:512 8.Foivos210144:522last_img read more

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