Delegates from 114 countries agrees to take action against tuberculosis

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By Sanjiv Das on November 18, 2017 The announcement came at the first WHO global ministerial conference in MoscowIn an attempt to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, delegates from 114 countries have agreed to take urgent action to end the world’s deadliest disease. The announcement came at the first WHO global ministerial conference in Moscow on ending tuberculosis.“Today marks a critical landmark in the fight to end TB,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “It signals a long overdue global commitment to stop the death and suffering caused by this ancient killer,” Ghebreyesus said.Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37 per cent. However, progress in many countries has stalled, global targets are off-track, and persistent gaps remain in TB care and prevention. As a result, TB still kills more people than any other infectious disease. There are major problems associated with antimicrobial resistance, and it is the leading killer of people with HIV.“One of the main problems has been a lack of political will and inadequate investment in fighting TB,” Ghebreyesus said. “Today’s declaration must go hand-in-hand with increased investment,” he added. WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care appcenter_img Share News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Delegates from 114 countries agrees to take action against tuberculosis Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

UK operators set for huge licence fee refund

first_img Related UK launches regulator targeting tech giants Vodafone UK won a legal case contesting a historical hike in spectrum fees against regulator Ofcom, which paves the way for the country’s mobile operators to claw back up to £220 million.In its ruling, reported by Financial Times, the High Court upheld Vodafone’s complaint the imposition of a huge increase in licence fees in 2015 had not followed proper processes. The regulator was given the right to appeal the decision.The legal action, launched in September 2018, related to a government mandated increase in spectrum prices by Ofcom which trebled annual licence fees.An operator-led challenge on the way the increases were imposed followed and, in 2017, the UK Court of Appeal agreed with complaints the rise contradicted European Commission laws on infrastructure investment.In a statement, an Ofcom representative said: “This case has been decided on what is a technical and important point of law, and the judge has recognised this by granting Ofcom permission to appeal further to the Court of Appeal.”“The mobile operators did not challenge the amount they pay for this valuable spectrum, but the judgement means they get a windfall of more than £220 million.”In a statement, a Vodafone representative said: “We are delighted with the court’s ruling. Ofcom has previously acknowledged that it failed to follow proper process in raising the licence fees and the court has now confirmed that the over payments should be returned.”“The repayment of these fees will enable us to invest in the country’s digital infrastructure”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleZTE & China Mobile Jointly Realizing Industry’s First Typical-service-based NB-IoT High-capacity Evaluation with NMVPNext ArticleBlog: Huawei woes could spark smartphone shakeup Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 MAY 2019 Chris Donkin Tags Author Ofcom completes 5G spectrum allocation Home UK operators set for huge licence fee refund OfcomVodafone UK Vodafone UK plots open RAN research lablast_img read more

Need for more Home Help services discussed in Seanad

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Need for more Home Help services discussed in Seanad WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleReports of traffic collision close to ManorcunninghamNext article16 people awaiting admission at LUH News Highland Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Pinterest By News Highland – November 23, 2018 Twitter Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 A government minister has acknowledged the need for more home help services in Donegal, and says she will seek to have more resources made available to the service in Donegal.Minister Catherine Byrne was responding to Senator Brian O’Domhnaill, who told the Seanad this week it is totally unjust that there are no delays in securing services in Cork and Kerry, while there are substantial waiting times for services in Donegal, Sligo and Mayo.Senator O’Domhnaill told Minister Catherine Byrne that there are almost 6,500 people waiting across the country, 228 of them in Donegal………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Nikki M. James, Brandon Victor Dixon and Montego Glover Join Michael James Scott for #LiveatFive Roundtable Discussion

first_img Montego Glover As previously announced, Aladdin star Michael James Scott has joined the team of’s popular daily live news show #LiveatFive to host a weekly roundtable discussion with notable theater stars. This week’s episode will air on June 16 at 5PM ET and feature Tony-nominated performers Brandon Victor Dixon and Montego Glover and Tony winner Nikki M. James. Each #LiveatFive episode will be broadcast live on’s Facebook and YouTube account. The interview will also become available as a podcast on iTunes and Spotify.Dixon was most recently seen on Broadway in his Tony-nominated turn as Eubie Blake in Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. He also earned a nomination for appearing in the original Broadway production of The Color Purple. Dixon’s other Broadway credits include a starring turn as Aaron Burr in Hamilton and being part of the Tony-winning producing team for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He earned an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Judas Iscariot in NBC’s live concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar.Glover earned a Tony nomination for starring in Memphis and has previously been seen in Les Misérable, The Color Purple and It Shoulda Been You. She played Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of Hamilton and recently starred in this season’s All the Natalie Portmans off-Broadway, which earned her recognition at this years’ Outer Critics Circle Awards.James received a Tony Award in 2011 for her featured turn as Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon. Her other Broadway credits include Les Misérables, All Shook Up and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. James also was the assistant director for the Tony-winning revival of Once On This Island in 2018.Scott has been Aladdin’s Genie since the show premiered on Broadway in 2014. Originally acting as a standby, Scott went on to lead the Australian, national tour and Broadway productions. He has previously been seen on Broadway in Something Rotten, The Book of Mormon, Hair, Mamma Mia and more. He joins the team as a moderator for the #LiveatFive roundtable. Nikki M. James from $57.50 Related Shows Michael James Scott Brandon Victor Dixon Star Files View All (4) Aladdin View Commentslast_img read more

“Hair-cutting” commander disciplined by Nigeria’s road safety organisation

first_imgAction has been reportedly taken against a senior commander in Nigeria’s road safety organisation who cut off long hair on female employees.Andrew Kumapayi, regional commander for the FRSC in the southern Rivers State was filmed taking a pair of scissors to the women’s hair at an inspection parade in the city of Port Harcourt on Monday a move that sparked outrage online.Photos of the male commander carrying out the punishment were published on the official FRSC Facebook page and but have since been taken down, though the pictures have been shared thousands of times on social media.The post said that Mr Kumapayi was carrying out a “hair, uniform and fingernails inspection” of staff.There are rules governing the hairstyles of female staff at the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC).But a spokesman said the officer’s action was “outside” the FRSC mandate, the BBC reports.An official guide for female staff at FRSC parades says they must “maintain a hairstyle that can be tucked into their beret.” It does not mention a ban on long hair.Lauretta Onochie, an aide to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, condemned the haircuts as a “humiliation of women” in a post on Twitter.HUMILIATION OF WOMEN TAKEN TOO FAR BY FRSC sector Commander in Rivers State, Andrew Kumapayi. This man should be …….Photos-Bucky Hassan— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) April 11, 2017Other officers involved in the incident had also been recalled, FRSC spokesman Bisi Kazeem told the state-run News Agency of Nigeria.An investigation was under way and “appropriate sanctions” would be taken against those involved, he added.last_img read more

Man Utd boss Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

first_img Sharing is caring! Share This file photo taken on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm shows Manchester United’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho prior the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United. (Photo: AFP)MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused by Spanish authorities of failing to pay 3.3 million euros ($3.7m, £2.9m) in taxes during his time in charge of Real Madrid.The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of “two offences against the public treasury,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.They claim that Mourinho — who took over at United last year — failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012.The accusations come as Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was summoned to appear before a judge next month, himself accused of evading 14.7 million euros through offshore companies.The 32-year-old Portuguese star is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014 and will appear before a judge on July 31, judicial sources told AFP.Prosecutors accuse the Portugal international of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland, known for its low corporate tax rate.In addition, they say he only declared 11.5 million euros of Spanish-related income from 2011 to 2014, while what he really earned during that time was close to 43 million euros.And finally, they accuse him of “voluntarily” refusing to include 28.4 million euros in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company.The four-time world player of the year, who said last week his “conscience is clear”, is threatening to leave Madrid over the affair according to Spanish and Portuguese media.Ronaldo is currently on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russia, which ends on July 2.– Mendes in eye of storm –Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are clients of football super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has been summoned to appear before the court at Pozuelo de Alarcon, just outside Madrid, on June 27.Revelations from the whistleblowing website Football Leaks have lifted the veil on the practices supposedly used by Mendes to optimise often enormous earnings from image rights by his clients.Media consortium European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) has claimed that no less than 185 million euros worth of income has escaped the attentions of tax authorities using shell companies and offshore accounts.Other clients of Mendes who have ended up in Spain include the Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao — on the verge of joining Sporting Lisbon on loan from Real Madrid — and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, now with Monaco but formerly at Atletico Madrid.Falcao himself is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.6 million euros of income earned from image rights between 2012 and 2013 while he was at Atletico.Coentrao is suspected of failing to correctly declare 1.3 million euros of income.In three years with Real Madrid, Mourinho won La Liga in 2012 and the Spanish Cup in 2011.After leaving Madrid, he returned to England for a second spell with Chelsea before joining United, with whom he won the Europa League and the League Cup in the season just finished.The football world in Spain has been rocked by charges of tax evasion or corruption pressed against some of its other leading stars.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09 million euro fine last year for tax fraud.The prison term will be suspended as is common in Spain for first offences for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than two years.The 29-year-old and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were found guilty of using companies in Belize, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi’s income earned from his image rights from 2007 to 2009.Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year.Meanwhile Brazil star and Barcelona forward Neymar and his parents are due to stand trial for alleged corruption over his transfer from Santos in 2013. Share Tweetcenter_img 42 Views   no discussions Share InternationalNewsPrintSports Man Utd boss Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain by: Associated Free Press – June 20, 2017last_img read more

High school girls soccer: Burkhardt’s hat trick helps Parkway down Haughton in district matchup

first_imgThe Parkway Lady Panthers shut out the Haughton Lady Bucs 5-0 in District 1-II girls soccer action Tuesday night at Tinsley Park.Aubrey Burkhardt scored three goals and had two assists. Faith Ingles scored two goals.The defending district champ Lady Panthers improved to 7-10-2 overall and 3-1 in district.In a 1-II game at Lee Hedges Stadium, the Benton Lady Tigers suffered a tough 1-0 loss to Captain Shreve, their first district defeat.The Lady Gators, who improved to 11-7-1 overall, lead the district at 5-0. Benton dropped to 13-5-1 and 3-1.Parkway and Captain Shreve face off Thursday at Lee Hedges Stadium.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomens|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWork From Home | Search AdsInternational Work From Home Jobs in USAWork From Home | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online

first_imgFILE – This March 19, 2018 file photo shows Amazon’s Prime Video streaming app on an iPad in Baltimore. SXSW announced Thursday that it’s partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible for a 10-day period in the U.S. It will be free to viewers with or without an Amazon Prime membership. Since the March festival was canceled, SXSW organizers have worked frantically to salvage what they could of the festival, and find ways to still bring attention to the many films that had been planning to premiere there. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)NEW YORK | The popcorn will be bring your own and the barbecue won’t be as good, but the Austin, Texas, SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.SXSW announced Thursday that it’s partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible for a 10-day period in the U.S. It will be free to viewers with or without an Amazon Prime membership.South by Southwest organizers have worked frantically to salvage what they could of the festival and bring attention to the many films that had been planning to premiere there. SXSW, which had been scheduled to run March 13-22, last week announced awards for its competition categories, anyway.Individual films will choose whether they want to opt in to the 10-day “SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection” on Amazon. Don’t count on movies acquired by Netflix, for example, to participate. The festival declined to say how many films it expects to host.But for the filmmakers that do join in, the digital platform could offer a measure of solace for their missed SXSW premiere, and all the promotion benefit that a major festival entails. Filmmakers who participate will receive a screening fee.“Ever since SXSW was canceled by the City of Austin, we’ve been focused on how we could help the incredible films and filmmakers in the SXSW 2020 Film Festival lineup,” said Janet Pierson, director of film at SXSW. “We’re inspired by the adaptability and resilience of the film community as it searches for creative solutions in this unprecedented crisis.”SXSW and Prime Video are aiming to hold the 10-day online event in late April.Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said she hopes the online SXSW “can help give back some of that experience, and showcase artists and films that audiences might otherwise not have had the chance to see.”last_img read more

Benitez on Ramos, Ronaldo-Bale divide and more

first_img Bale vs. Ronaldo: Coaches have to control a group of professionals, but not what their agents say. I talk to the players and when there’s a conflict, it’s solved. There’s no problem between Bale and Cristiano. Everything is magnified in Madrid. Sometimes it’s out of jealousy, or to attack. I am surprised. Cristiano Ronaldo: I have no problems with any player in the squad. Yesterday I spent a good, long time talking to Cristiano. He starts matches on the wing, but a little in the penalty area because he has goals. He practices free-kicks and does them very well. It’s a matter of time before he’s scoring them. Dropped points against Atleti: If at the Vicente Calderon we forced the best Atletico Madrid to make three changes in desperation and didn’t concede four times as in April this year, we must have done something right. On the table were his exchange of words with Sergio Ramos, the relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale and the dropped points against Atletico Madrid. 15/10/2015 EFE, Sport EN Here’s what the Spanish coach had to say:  Upd. at 12:44 Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez spoke to Onda Cero’s Al Primer Toque on Wednesday night.  CEST Ramos: I fought more than anyone for Ramos to stay. There’ve been zero problems between us. He’s the captain and a phenomenon and he has to prove himself constantly. Unrest in the dressing room: I’m amazed at how many stories are invented. We have a very good dressing room. There’s a great atmosphere among the players. It’s healthier than you think. I’ve had locker rooms that are more complicated. They all have some players who are more happy or less happy and some can be worse than another teammate, but there’s been nothing exceptional. Injures: There aren’t as many injuries as people say. Today I counted nine. Injuries aren’t the same as fatigue. The fans can be calm, we’re working hard to prevent this, but we play twice a week with intensity and we have a lot of internationals.last_img read more

L-Plater’s car impounded

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS AN UNACCOMPANIED learner driver had his car impounded after he was caught driving almost 60km/h over the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img