Hurst Point completes acquisition of Hawksmoor Group

first_imgInvestment management firm Hawksmoor will become a separate subsidiary of Hurst Point. Hurst Point completes acquisition of Hawksmoor Group It made its first investment in March 2020 with the acquisition of Harwood Wealth Management via a public scheme of arrangement. whatsapp whatsapp Hannah Godfrey Show Comments ▼ Share Ian Gladman, executive chairman of Hurst Point Group added: “Hawksmoor’s investment and fund management expertise and their distinctive offerings bring a new dimension to the group, creating benefits to clients and opportunities for the future. We are already working together to deliver the future benefits of our partnership.” Tags: Private equity More From Our Partners Connecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com The transaction will allow Hawksmoor shareholders, including many who supported the company’s launch, to realise the value for their investment in the company.   Hurst Point Group was established in 2019 to facilitate investment by The Carlyle Group into the UK wealth management sector. Private equity firm Hurst Point Group has fully acquired Hawksmoor Group, completing the transaction on 1 March 2021. Also Read: Hurst Point completes acquisition of Hawksmoor Group A number of “key” Hawksmoor shareholders, the majority of whom are staff, have agreed to roll over a portion of their holdings into shares in Hurst Point, the company said. Tuesday 2 March 2021 8:36 am Hawksmoor CEO Sarah Soar said: “Today marks a landmark in the history of Hawksmoor. Becoming part of the Hurst Point Group gives us support to grow and develop our investment and fund management business in line with our strategic objectives, as well as to improve our ability to deliver the highest quality service to our clients.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthCarsGeniusThese 4 Loaded SUVs Are Now Dirt CheapCarsGeniusMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan Times Also Read: Hurst Point completes acquisition of Hawksmoor Group last_img read more

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Longtime private sector engineer to head state’s oil and gas division

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Energy & Mining | State GovernmentLongtime private sector engineer to head state’s oil and gas divisionNovember 10, 2016 by Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau Share:Chantal Walsh poses with a sign wishing the University of Alaska Fairbanks a happy 100th birthday, on Sept. 23, 2016, in Fairbanks. Walsh has just been named as the director of the state’s Department of Natural Resources Oil and Gas division. (Photo courtesy JR Ancheta/University of Alaska Fairbanks)A private sector petroleum engineer and consultant will lead the state’s oil and gas division. Chantal Walsh of Anchorage will join the Department of Natural Resources at the end of November. She will replace former division director Corri Feige who stepped down in October. Walsh has spent more than 30 years in the private sector in Alaska working on everything from litigation to drilling design, according to a DNR media release. And that private sector experience isn’t common for this position. DNR Deputy Commissioner and Alaska Public Media board Vice President Mark Wiggin said he’s not sure anyone who has headed the oil and gas division has been a professional engineer.“It’s not common,” he said. “I believe Chantal has more experience than anyone who has held that position before, in the oil industry.” She is leaving the firm she helped found, Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska. There, she has consulted on projects for BP, Unocal, and Chevron, according to her resume. She is also the vice chair of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Engineering and Mines Advisory Council. A spokesperson for DNR said Walsh is not available for interviews.Share this story:last_img read more

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Lloyds’ Antonio Horta-Osorio has a dig at economists at Institute of Chartered Accountants event

first_img Tags: Company Lloyds Banking Group Antonio Horta-Osorio knows how to play an audience. At last night’s Institute of Chartered Accountants event at KPMG, the Lloyds boss charmed the accountants in the room… by throwing economists to the lions. “Sadly I’m not an accountant myself,” he started “But I’ve never let that hold me back!“To be fair though, it’s probably better than being an economist, a profession that has, or so I’m led to believe, been defined as ‘someone who didn’t have enough personality to become an accountant’.”It was a line bound to have the accountants in the room giggling at their own humorous superiority. But it got The Capitalist thinking, what would the economists working for Horta-Osorio make of his gag? We rang chief economist at Lloyds Trevor Williams, to get his thoughts. Having regaled him with Horta-Osorio’s line about the definition of an economist we were greeted to a long and hearty laugh down the phone from Williams. Looks like the pair will still be good pals this morning after all. Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 21 October 2014 8:40 pm Lloyds’ Antonio Horta-Osorio has a dig at economists at Institute of Chartered Accountants event Gabriella Griffith whatsapp Share Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe Wrap’Greenland’ Sequel Set With Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin to ReturnThe WrapKayleigh McEnany Says She ‘Never Lied’ as White House Press SecretaryThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnaut whatsapplast_img read more

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Topshop comes over all destiny‘s styled

first_img whatsapp Monday 27 October 2014 9:18 pm Show Comments ▼ Share Express KCS Sir Philip Green and popstar Beyonce are to embark on a joint venture producing a global athletic streetwear collection under a company called Parkwood Topshop Athletic. The brand, which will include clothing and footwear, will be launching in the later half of 2015. whatsapp Topshop comes over all destiny‘s styled More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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News / Major rail hub, ro-ro terminal and cross-docking facility planned for North Sea Port

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 23/07/2019 Belgian groupage operator and freight forwarder Transuniverse Forwarding has launched a project with Turkish multimodal operator Ekol Logistics to build a 40ha multimodal facility at the North Sea Port.The port is a stretch of 60km of cargo handling facilities along the river Scheldt, combining The Netherlands’ Zeeland Seaports and the Belgian port of Ghent. The two port authorities completed the cross-border merger at the beginning of 2018.Ekol and Transuniverse, which partner to provide hubs in Barcelona and Ghent for joint north-south road haulage services, have taken an option on a 20ha site in the Kluizendok area of Ghent, and plan to build a rail terminal to serve Ekol’s growing portfolio of pan-European intermodal services and be developed into a hub to connect to shipping services to the UK.Ekol already operates a number of train connections, including a trunk route between Cologne and Trieste, where it links up to Mediterranean ro-ro services.“We want to expand this traffic to other destinations in Europe,” said chairman Ahmet Musul.“North Sea Port will become a hub for intermodal rail services between Spain, Greece and the Maghreb countries on the one hand, and the United Kingdom and, later, Scandinavia on the other.“This initiative will be used for both groups’ intermodal traffic, but the terminal will also be open to other companies,” he added.The two companies also plan to build a 10ha cross-docking operation and a greenfield 10ha ro-ro terminal in preparation for the expected post-Brexit diversification of cross-Channel ro-ro shipping services.Frank Adins (pictured above, left), chairman of Transuniverse Forwarding, explained: “Brexit is expected to cause major congestion in the Channel ports. This creates opportunities to organise transport by ship from Ghent to more northerly UK ports, in combination with rail connections to and from the European hinterland.”He added that the operation of the ro-ro facility would be subcontracted to a terminal operator, with “negotiations already under way”.The 20,000sq metre cross-docking facility for groupage operations will be in addition to Transuniverse’s existing 8,000sq metre facility at Wondelgem, in Ghent.The company said “traffic flows have been growing strongly for several years, so the existing installations have become absolutely insufficient”.Today Transuniverse handles more than 100 trucks and intermodal containers a week in Wondelgem, traffic that is expected to double within five years after the new infrastructure is completed.Ekol is expected to run 20 trains a week through the new rail terminal and is forecast to handle around 2m tonnes of goods a year.North Sea Port chief executive Daan Schalck (pictured above, right) said the port’s ambition was to develop Kluizendok area as a multimodal logistics hub.“Moreover, North Sea Port encourages companies to make increasing use of sustainable modes of transport, such as transport by rail or water. We expect this development will be an important contribution to this strategy,” he added.last_img read more

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The risky bet behind the first ‘artificial pancreas’ for diabetes patients

first_img Privacy Policy The rise of these partnerships alarms Dr. David Cornfield, a Stanford pediatric pulmonologist who’s been in close dialogue with the cystic fibrosis community.“There’s a tension that develops between being able to advocate effectively [for patients] and still being mindful of the partnership that one has developed [with industry],” he said, “and I have a hard time believing that those two issues can be completely divorced from one another.”JDRF doesn’t retain an ownership stake in technology it helps fund, but it does require companies to pledge to refund its research grants if the drug or device it’s backing makes it to market and becomes profitable.JDRF did not invest directly in Medtronic’s newly approved artificial pancreas, so it won’t be getting any money back there. But in the future it could get a refund from related Medtronic projects, including an experimental glucose level sensor that could be integrated into a next-generation version of the artificial pancreas.Kowalski said JDRF steers clear of conflict of interest by making “very, very clear that we will never support just one company” and serves patients by “redeploying” recouped investments back into more promising research.But to Cornfield, the refund model is particularly fraught. “Usually when people are giving grants, there is not a quid pro quo in regard to deliverables,” he said.JDRF has also accepted millions of dollars in donations from companies working on artificial pancreas systems, including more than $5 million from Medtronic since 2004. These corporate donations are often used for events and represent a small fraction of JDRF’s fundraising, most of which comes from individual donors, Kowalski said. He said donations never impact the group’s decisions.The artificial pancreas approved last week isn’t fully automated; blood glucose levels still have to be manually adjusted before meals. But experts say it’s a genuine innovation that will make life easier for many diabetics because it can automatically monitor their glucose and deliver insulin as needed.The device is expected to be available next spring.Rapp said JDRF will push for insurance coverage of Medtronic’s new device and has urged the company to keep it affordable. (The company hasn’t set a price yet.)For JDRF, all this means pivoting to a new concern — how to ensure patients have access to the artificial pancreas— after more than a decade of fighting to simply get it on the market. The moment arrived unexpectedly soon, far faster than most industry observers were anticipating.When the hard-fought approval came last week, just 103 days after Medtronic submitted its application, “I almost couldn’t believe it,” Kowalski said.Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the year that the FDA came out with guidance that JDRF fully supported. STAT, Medtronic NewslettersSign up for The Readout Your daily guide to what’s happening in biotech. BusinessThe risky bet behind the first ‘artificial pancreas’ for diabetes patients Twelve years ago, a dotcom millionaire stood at a patient advocacy group’s board meeting and made an offer.I’ll give you $1 million, he said. But only if you commit to getting an artificial pancreas on the market.That challenge set JDRF, formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, on a costly, and risky, campaign to enlist academic researchers, global companies, members of Congress, and even federal regulators to embrace the concept of a device that could take over much of the process of regulating blood sugar in patients with diabetes.advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: Still, Brewer’s vision was persuasive. The foundation accepted his challenge.“The artificial pancreas project has to us represented the nearest-term opportunity to make a great difference for people with this disease,” said Derek Rapp, JDRF’s current CEO and president.Playing their cardsOver the next decade, JDRF made the artificial pancreas one of its top priorities — and to get it to patients, “they played cards at every step of the way,” said Margaret Anderson, executive director of FasterCures, a Washington D.C. group that advocates to speed up medical research.JDRF initially focused on funding academic studies that might indirectly help device makers.The research demonstrated that it would be possible to use a machine to partly automate disease management, developed algorithms to power the process, and showed that patients who use what would become a key part of the artificial pancreas system — continuous glucose monitors — fare better than their peers who don’t.JDRF also urged the FDA to clearly lay out its expectations for companies working on an artificial pancreas. But the agency wasn’t moving quickly. An FDA official involved in last week’s approval said some FDA officials wanted to go slower to safeguard patient safety.“Back then, the FDA was very, very difficult,” said Aaron Kowalski, who led the charge for JDRF and who has type 1 diabetes himself.So JDRF pressed hundreds of senators and representatives to sign a letter on their behalf; the group even got some lawmakers to show up for a press conference.JDRF also made a public push to cast type 1 diabetes as a dangerous disease in desperate need of better technological solutions. In 2011, the group took out emotional newspaper ads featuring the face of a little girl with type 1 diabetes and the ominous warning that 1 in 20 patients like her will die of low blood sugar.“Three million kids, teens, and adults with type 1 diabetes are counting on the FDA to get it right,” the ad read.To JDRF’s delight, in 2012 the FDA finally issued guidance to the industry that reflected the group’s recommendations. Now companies knew what they would be expected to do if they wanted to get an artificial pancreas approved — and a flurry of investments followed.Soon a handful of device makers were taking the technology seriously — and it didn’t hurt that some of them were getting funding from JDRF. Leading the pack was Medtronic, which had been making small investments in the technology for years but now surged forward down the path that JDRF had cleared.Nonprofit or venture capitalist?In funding device makers, JDRF put its own spin on a model pioneered by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the 1990s. That foundation’s high-stakes investment in experimental drugs paid off in a big way: The medicines came to market and the foundation was able to sell its ownership rights for $3.3 billion.Other disease groups have followed: the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, for example, has poured tens of millions into different companies over the past decade. By Rebecca Robbins Oct. 3, 2016 Reprints Inside the sci-fi world of growing human tissue and organs in the lab Academics had been trying for years to develop algorithms to power a fully automated system for regulating blood glucose, a task that again and again proved unfeasible. Device makers were squeamish about letting a computer control an insulin delivery system that could kill a patient if it malfunctioned at the wrong time. And even if somebody could build an artificial pancreas, no one knew what kind of tests and data the FDA would require to be convinced that it was safe and effective.Still, JDRF plunged in. It has poured $100 million into supporting academic research and has spent roughly $16 million more to fund companies working on the technology. (Some of that money went to Medtronic, although JDRF didn’t directly invest in the newly approved device.) JDRF also lobbied the FDA to issue a crucial roadmap outlining what it would take for companies to win approval for an artificial pancreas.“I think JDRF got us here a lot faster than we could have any other way,” said Dr. Francine Kaufman, chief medical officer for Medtronic’s diabetes business.A persuasive visionFounded in 1970 and based in New York City, JDRF has traditionally focused on finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. When the group got that $1 million offer in 2004, finding technological solutions to make the disease easier to manage wasn’t part of its mission, much less a top priority.The donor who issued the challenge, Jeffrey Brewer, had gotten involved with JDRF soon after his son was diagnosed with the disease. He told STAT that he was “appalled” by how much of the burden of managing the disease fell on patients — and how dangerous it was for them to stray from the routine. (Too much insulin can send blood glucose to life-threateningly low levels.)Brewer quickly concluded that a computerized system could help.But back then, “nobody was working on this problem, outside of a very small number of committed people who just didn’t have any funding,” said Brewer, who later became JDRF’s president and CEO and now runs Bigfoot Biomedical, a startup working on an artificial pancreas that links to a patient’s smartphone.JDRF wasn’t really desperate for Brewer’s $1 million. The group has long been a formidable fundraiser; last year it raised $200 million and spent $145 million on research and education. Related: FDA approves first ‘artificial pancreas’ for diabetes treatment Related: Those close ties with industry have sparked some criticism — mostly out of concern that advocacy groups won’t be able to freely fight for patients if their finances are tied to the fate of a corporate partner. But the expanding model may also help patients, if the advocacy groups succeed in pushing industry to get new treatments to market quicker.In the case of the artificial pancreas, JDRF was taking a very big chance. Please enter a valid email address. The campaign worked: The Food and Drug Administration last week approved the first artificial pancreas, from Medtronic, for patients over age 14 with type 1 diabetes.JDRF’s long crusade mirrors a trend in the patient advocacy world: Such groups are increasingly moving beyond traditional activism to fund research at drug and device companies.advertisement Tags diabetesmedical devicesMedtronicpatient advocateslast_img read more

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2020 hurricane season marks a new record

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: 2020hurricane season 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 Hurricane season is here. Do you know how to safely use a generator? June 16, 2021 AdvertisementNot only does this upgrade tie the record from 2005, but it also now breaks a new record for the latest landfalling major hurricane in the contiguous United States. Zeta’s landfall on October 28 beat the old record set by the Tampa Bay hurricane of 1929 by three days.  Hurricane Zeta was directly responsible for five deaths in the United States, over 75 injuries, and approximately $4.4 billion in damage. Here’s what should be in your pet safety hurricane checklist June 15, 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 commentscenter_img Insurance companies raise rates for many Floridians, drop others altogether June 12, 2021 Advertisement Advertisement Post-season analysis from the National Hurricane Center finds that Hurricane Zeta strengthened to major hurricane status just before landfall.After each hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) does a detailed review and write-up of each storm that formed. Occasionally, data from this analysis will yield an upgrade or downgrade in strength for a storm.The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season saw a record breaking 30 named storms, more than the 2005 season when Katrina formed.  One of the records from 2005 that remained unchanged was the number of major (category 3+) hurricanes.However, that record is now tied with 2020 following a report Tuesday from the NHC which suggested that Hurricane Zeta reached category 3 strength just before making landfall in Louisiana last October. Has your HOA filled out a right of entry form for the current hurricane season? June 8, 2021last_img read more

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BREAKING: Laois fans travelling to Navan ‘urged to take another route’ following crash

first_img BREAKING: Laois fans travelling to Navan ‘urged to take another route’ following crash Previous articleProperty Watch: Five most expensive houses for sale in the Mountmellick areaNext articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois try to reach the Super 8s against Monaghan Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. By Alan Hartnett – 8th July 2018 Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter TAGScrash WhatsApp Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Home News BREAKING: Laois fans travelling to Navan ‘urged to take another route’ following… News Facebook Rugby Laois fans travelling to Navan this morning are asked to take an alternative route following a crash this morning.AA Roadwatch have tweeted minutes ago with details of an incident.They say: “There is an incident on the M7 northbound between J10 Naas South and J9 Naas North.“Delays can be expected. Take an alternative route if possible.”We are receiving reports of delays of up to 40 minutes at present on the motorway.It is believed that a van has overturned and that is causing the delay.It is not known if anyone has been hurt.Laois supporters should look for an alternative route, one which would see them avoid that pert of the motorway altogether. Pinterest Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community last_img read more

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Two More Imported Influenza A (H1N1) Cases Detected

first_imgRelatedTwo More Imported Influenza A (H1N1) Cases Detected Two More Imported Influenza A (H1N1) Cases Detected Health & WellnessJune 7, 2009 RelatedTwo More Imported Influenza A (H1N1) Cases Detected Advertisementscenter_img RelatedTwo More Imported Influenza A (H1N1) Cases Detected FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Two additional imported cases of Influenza A (H1N1) have been detected in Jamaica by the Ministry of Health’s surveillance system, and confirmatory testing done at the University of the West Indies.Both persons reside in New York in the United States and travelled to Jamaica. One of the persons was staying in St. Mary and the other in Trelawny. One has recovered and the other is recovering satisfactorily.Immediate contacts have been interviewed, examined and samples taken. The Ministry’s surveillance and monitoring team has still not detected any local spread to date.The Ministry had previously detected two imported cases in the island, from persons who had travelled to New York and those persons are well. There have been no deaths recorded in Jamaica from Influenza A (H1N1).The Ministry of Health has been in preparedness mode since it activated the Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan on April 27, 2009.Jamaica has enhanced its laboratory and health services capacity and have been following the WHO’s mandate for the phase five pandemic alert, including heightened surveillance and early detection and treatment.Persons are being urged to continue to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against any possible Influenza infection. These include frequent hand washing with soap and water, covering mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing and avoiding contact with persons with flu-like symptoms.The public may call the Ministry’s toll free line at 1-888-663-5683 for more information about Influenza A (H1N1).last_img read more

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10 things to do this week: March 31 edition

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:Things to DoCampus Community Published: March 31, 2015 center_img Ten things to do this week. This is a weekly column highlighting events on campus and in Boulder by Samuel Fuller, history major and resident event virtuoso.Welcome back to school! I’m sure you all had a wonderful spring break and are ready to get back to work. Who am I kidding? We all wish spring break could last for just one more week. In any case, campus is once again filled with life as we bath in the Colorado sunshine and get ready for finals week. There is only a month left for us graduating seniors, and for those of you eagerly awaiting your summer vacation. Let us make the most of the time we have left in order to savor the experience of life at CU-Boulder.This week, we have an array of activities at our fingertips. If the weather holds true, then I urge you to get outside. However, if the forecasts are correct, which they rarely are, we could be in for an onslaught of wintery weather. Either way, I’m certain the following ten events will give you something to fill your spare time.Wednesday, April 1Spring Town Hall. Join Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, Senior Vice Chancellor Kelly Fox and Provost Russ Moore for a town hall style meeting that will include a panel type discussion. This is your time, as a CU student, to voice your opinions and questions directly to the people who make the major decisions that affect your college experience. Send in your questions ahead of time to [email protected] It is important that we take advantage of these opportunities. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. More information about the Spring Town Hall here.Resumes & Networking. I know, I know, you’re tired of hearing about networking and writing resumes, but it’s important to learn about both if you are either close to graduating or looking for an internship. Eighty percent of jobs are found through networking, believe it or not, so learn about the process and how having a sculpted resume can increase your chances of landing that perfect job. This brief class starts at 5:30 p.m. and will take place in Norlin E303. More information on the Resumes & Networking event here.Thursday, April 2 CU Money Sense – Spent: Looking for Change. Join CU Money Sense for a 40-minute film screening that follows the stories of everyday Americans who do not have access to a regular bank and how they handle it; guided discussion to follow after film. The event will be held in Fleming 150 and begins at 3:30 p.m.Ralphie’s Cooking Basics. As per usual, the UMC kitchen will be providing free cooking lessons to students in desperate need. This week “weeknight dinners” are on the menu. This seems deliberately vague, so there is the potential for you to learn how to cook beef wellington to mac n’ cheese. Head to the UMC outside Baby Doe’s at 4:45 p.m. to find out more. Make sure you wear closed toes shoes and space is limited to the first 20 people, so get there early! More information on Ralphie’s Cooking Basics here.Buffalo Nites. The last edition of the UMC’s Buffalo Nites will involve tie-dying. Come and hang out, relax and socialize in the UMC gallery with your fellow students. Tie-dying equipment will be provided and this event is entirely free. Buffalo Nites will start at 7 p.m. and take place in the UMC’s Gallery. More information can be found on the Events Calendar and the Buffalo Nites Website.An Evening with Valarie Kaur. The Cultural Events Board is proud to present Valarie Kaur, the first out-of-state Sikh American to come and speak on our campus. She will be discussing and paneling questions regarding hate crimes committed against Sikh and Muslim Americans following 9/11. Kaur is an accredited film-maker, civil rights lawyer and national Sikh leader, and her voice holds weight amongst her social community as well as the academic world. She holds degrees from both Stanford and Harvard. This event will take place in the Glenn Miller Ballroom, doors open at 6:30 p.m. More information can be found on the Events Calendar.Friday, April 3Jump N’ Jive Spring Formal. Join Boulder Swing Dance for an evening of dancing. All are welcome, as this formal will cater to those of all dancing abilities. Come to dance, have fun, meet new people and listen to the awesome Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band as they provide the music for this one of a kind soiree. Tickets are free for CU students and the dancing begins at 7 p.m. More information can be found on the Events Calendar or the Boulder Swing Dance club Facebook webpage.Saturday, April 4ASA’s Tour of Africa. Previously this event was scheduled for mid-February. However, the snow had other plans, and the ASA is once again ready to host their annual tour of Africa. Celebrate and learn about various African cultures and communities in this showcase of African music, artwork and food. This event is free and open to everyone; it will take place in the lower gym of the recreation center and begins at 5:30 p.m. More information on the Tour of Africa here.Flatirons Music Conference. The first annual Flatirons Music Conference is an initiative to offer a comprehensive day of learning, networking and opportunities and collaboration. This is an opportunity for musicians seeking a career in the industry to get their foot in the proverbial door. It’s also an opportunity to meet like-minded people and further develop your musical skills. This conference will take place off campus at “Spark Boulder’ and starts at 11 a.m. More information can be found on the events calendar and the Music Industry Club website.Monday, April 6Game of Thrones Season 5 Pre-Screening. If you haven’t read the books and are frothing to see what happens next, get a head start as Program Council invites you to a free screening of the opening episode of Game of Thrones Season 5 before it officially airs on HBO. This way you can give HBOGO and the UTorrent a breather when both sites get overrun following the official airing of this first episode. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so get there early if you would like to attend. The screening will take place in Chem 140 and starts at 8 p.m. I suggest you get there by 7 p.m. to ensure yourself a seat! More information can be found on the Program Council’s website.As always, if you have any ideas or events that you would like to be included in future articles, feel free to email us at: [email protected] and don’t forget to check out all the great things to do at the CU-Boulder Events Calendar.last_img read more

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