HSBC bosses Stuart Gulliver and Douglas Flint apologise to MPs over Swiss private banking scandal

first_img HSBC bosses Stuart Gulliver and Douglas Flint apologise to MPs over Swiss private banking scandal Wednesday 25 February 2015 12:13 pm More From Our Partners Porsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Emma Haslett Share Stuart Gulliver, HSBC’s chief executive and Douglas Flint, the embattled bank’s chairman, have apologised for “unacceptable” practices at its Swiss private banking arm.During questioning by the Treasury Select Committee, Gulliver admitted the scandal had caused “damage to trust” in HSBC, while Flint said he felt “shame” and would “take his share of responsibility”.However, in the face of questions about why Gulliver was still supported by the board despite a number of investigations currently directed at HSBC, Flint said: I think Mr Gulliver’s doing an outstanding job. Many of these things are not criminality but wide ranging investigations. It’s beyond the facts to say they’re evidence of criminalityThe two were hauled in front of the Committee after leak of data around accounts at the bank revealed it had helped private banking customers avoid tax.  Flint said the majority of those responsible were “the management in Switzerland”, adding that around 30 per cent of the relationship managers responsible then were still employed by the bank. MPs also took turns baiting the pair, asking whether they considered themselves “fatcats”. While Gulliver was questioned heavily about his non-domiciled statuses, Flint insisted he was “transparent” about the amount of tax he pays:  I pay all my tax and I find it abhorrent that others don’t. Today if you’re banking outside the country in which you live you have to be transparent.And although the pair both said HSBC had reformed since the leaks, in 2007, Flint added he could not rule out the chance of more problems coming to like. The process of reforming will “always be ongoing”, he said. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: Company HSBC Holdings People Stuart Gulliverlast_img read more

Weir group share price rises four per cent as it unveils cost-saving measures

first_imgWednesday 29 April 2015 5:47 am More From Our Partners Kamala 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.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Share Weir Group shed its oil and gas division back in October and is now purely focused on mining. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity 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 FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlush Weir group share price rises four per cent as it unveils cost-saving measures Shares in Weir Group rose this morning after the Glasgow-based engineer unveiled more cost-saving measures, as the company fights to stay profitable at a time when commodity prices are extremely low.In mid-morning trading it was up around four per cent at 1,809p per share.The figures The FTSE 100 company reported a 23 per cent fall in orders for oil and gas in the first three months of 2015 – and added that it expects the decline to continue into the second quarter. It echoes a similar warning made in February.However, Weir also said it was planning another £10m in cost reductions through its oil and gas segment, through 125 job cuts, mostly in its North American oil and gas business, as well as other measures.The company’s full-year results released in February unveiled plans to shrink its North American workforce by 22 per cent. It took the total number of planned job cuts to 1,200, and followed an announcement for 350 job cuts in November last year, Why it’s interestingWeir Group is one of a number of companies which have suffered due to plunging global commodity prices. Oil prices are currently hovering at around $60 per barrel, down from a peak of about $115 in June last year.This has forced affected companies to introduce cost-saving saving measures like reducing investment, as well as cutting jobs. On one hand, these steps are vital if they want to stay afloat – but commentators have voiced concerns a lack of investment is creating future problems for the industry.What Weir Group saidWeir chief executive Keith Cochrane said:Trading conditions in oil and gas markets were challenging through the quarter with a steeper decline in the North American rig count than the market had anticipated. Oil and gas activity levels are still falling and we expect a further decline in divisional revenues in the second quarter. In response, the group is taking further actions to support profitability, including additional workforce reductions and service centre consolidations.In shortWeir Group is struggling amid low global commodity prices – but it’s taking the steps necessary to stay afloat. Jessica Morris Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings

first_imgPharmalotUp and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings Ed Silverman Eisai hired Paul Hawthorne as senior vice president, US commercial, neurology business group;Anika Therapeutics hired Dr. Stephen Mascioli as chief medical officer;Anika Therapeutics hired Dana Alexander as chief operations officer;Anika Therapeutics hired Jean Bjerke as vice president of marketing;Lupin hired Kurt Nielsen as head of its Gavis-Novel Somerset business;Nuvo Pharmaceuticals hired Jesse Ledger as vice president, business development;Athenex hired Dr. David Cutler as vice president of clinical development;Ra Pharmaceuticals hired Simon Read as chief scientific officer;AAT Research hired Wolfgang Storf as chief executive officer;PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. John Lee as chief medical officer;PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals hired John Sharp as chief financial officer;Tris Pharma hired Sharon Clarke as chief commercial officer;Aimmune Therapeutics hired Douglas Sheehy as general counsel;InCarda Therapeutics hired Dr. Luiz Belardinelli as chief medical officer;ImmunoGen said Daniel Junius will retire as chief executive officer and president;Sorrento Therapeutics hired Kevin Herde as executive vice president and chief financial officer;Veloxis Pharmaceuticals said Johnny Stilou will step down as executive VP and chief financial officer;Remedy Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Thomas Zimmerman Jr. as vice president, medical affairs;PharmacyChecker.com hired Kelly Ann Barnes as VP of pharmacy verification and information;Intarcia Therapeutics hired Anthony Hurley as VP, global commercial manufacturing and operations. Hired someone new and exciting? Promoted a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot? Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going, especially with all the ongoing layoffs. Despite the downsizing, there is movement. Here are some of the latest comings and goings. Recognize anyone?And here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that Pacira Pharmaceuticals hired Robert Weiland as chief commercial officer. Most recently, he was vice president of strategy at Baxter International. Before that, he was vice president for commercial operations and strategic analytics at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He also spent 14 years at Abbott Laboratories.Xenon Pharmaceuticals hired Raymond Winquist as head of translational research;advertisement Alex Hogan/STAT @Pharmalot About the Author Reprintscenter_img Tags AstellasEisaihirings By Ed Silverman April 8, 2016 Reprints [email protected] Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Warp Drive Bio hired Alan Rigby as chief scientific officer;Astellas hired Joseph Fleishaker as VP, clinical pharmacology and exploratory development;advertisementlast_img read more

Exchange traded products facing greater scrutiny

Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Securities regulations,  Investor protection McHaney: Tips for using ETFs in client portfolios As the market for exchange traded funds continues to grow and evolve, advisors distributing these products can expect to see increased regulatory oversight, lawyers and industry experts said on Wednesday. At the Exchange Traded Forum in Toronto, hosted by Radius Financial Education, Ronald Landry, executive director of ETF services and relationship management at CIBC Mellon, said that as ETFs become more prevalent, regulators are focused on investor protection. Related news Megan Harman Actively managed ETFs poised to challenge mutual funds “The regulators really do want to start putting a lot of pressure on investor protection, and they’re going to start coming down hard when they feel they feel that the investor isn’t truly being protected,” said Landry. To protect ETF investors, he said the securities commissions want to make sure that both investors and advisors understand the products that they’re buying and selling. “If you don’t understand the product you want to advise your clients on,” he said, “it’s a recipe for disaster.” International securities regulators are similarly focused on protecting investors, and are looking to advisors to help fulfill this role, according to Carol Derk, partner, securities and capital markets at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She said the International Organization of Securities Commissions recently issued a set of principles on the regulation of ETFs, including four principles specifically targeted at financial advisors. “Those four principles really focus on making sure that you understand the product, and that it’s suitable for the client,” Derk said. Advisors should act in accordance with those principles, Derk said, by ensuring they’re providing comprehensive product disclosure that presents a fair and balanced picture of the risks and benefits of ETFs; and by ensuring that any recommendation for a client to purchase an ETF is made based on a reasonable assessment of the ETF, in the context of the client’s investment knowledge, objectives and risk tolerance. “Clearly, you’ve got to know your client, and you’ve got to understand the product,” Derk said. Transparency is key theme in the regulation of ETFs, especially as increasingly complex ETFs emerge, according to Paritosh Gambhir, senior manager in the Canadian asset management practice at KPMG LLP. He said product manufacturers face a responsibility to be completely transparent about the structure of the product, including whether it provides direct or synthetic exposure to the underlying assets, whether the exposure is leveraged or inverse, the correlation between the ETF and the underlying index or asset class, and other factors. But he said advisors also face a responsibility to help clients understand how the product works, and the risks associated with it. “Transparency,” Gambhir said, “is getting more and more scrutiny now as we go along.” The prospect of more rules is of concern to the ETF industry, particularly because products in this space are known for their low fees, which could rise if the regulatory burden grows. “Increased regulation often results in increased fees, so that’s a concern,” said Landry. Mind the differences between ETNs and ETFs Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Growth of exchange traded products booming read more

Jamaicans Urged to Cleave to the Teachings of Marcus Garvey

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The teachings and philosophy of National Hero, Marcus Garvey, and a special emphasis on education, could go a long way in helping to reduce crime and addressing some of Jamaica’s other social ills.“We are at a point in our development that you know everybody is a little afraid. The high level of crime is very daunting and I think people are suffering and there needs to be some hope. I really think in this time, we need to cleave to the teachings and philosophy of Marcus Garvey,” Executive Director and Curator of Liberty Hall, Donna McFarlane, tells JIS News in an interview.“Education was very key for Garvey and I think that we have fallen down on that lesson, because in my mother’s and grandmother’s day, they spoke nothing else but education, because they knew that education was a method by which we could improve our lives and build our nation,” Miss McFarlane notes.The Executive Director further asserts that all Jamaicans can participate in this endeavour to build the self esteem of the children and point them in the direction of education.“I think that all of us can change this situation and we can change it one child at a time, through building self esteem and through education. We need to re-instill excellence in our children, and the fact that they can achieve excellence,” she says.“No child should be using the word can’t, because they can and we must do our best to provide them with the materials and other conditions required for them to achieve their excellence,” Miss McFarlane emphasises.Education, along with self esteem, self reliance and an awareness and appreciation of the country’s history are at the core of Liberty Hall’s programmes and activities.Built by Marcus Garvey in 1923 at its present location at 76 King Street, downtown Kingston and restored in 2003, Liberty Hall continues to provide an avenue for the holistic and progressive development of people.“Liberty Hall is a cultural educational institution. When it started in 1923 on this site, it was a place where blacks could meet and learn about their history and converse on what was going on in Africa and the African diaspora,” Miss McFarlane points out, explaining that Liberty Hall was also a place of business and enterprise.“It was also a place where business happened. Garvey’s office was here, there was a laundromat, a restaurant and an employment service, because Garvey was always about business,” she adds.Today, not much has changed in this regard. “Liberty Hall is a vibrant and wonderful place to come; the community has really bought into it, they love it, the children and adults come and learn here,” she says. Miss McFarlane explains that school groups from all over the island also visit, the Deans of all the historically black colleges in the United States have visited, and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) regularly brings travel agents to the complex. Senior citizens and church groups also visit.Liberty Hall contains a museum, computer centre, reference library and a hall, which hosts public lectures, poetry readings and cultural events. In 2006, it officially opened the Marcus Mosiah Garvey Multimedia Museum, the world’s first museum on Marcus Garvey. It features ‘Marcus Garvey: The Movement and the Philosophy,’ a three-part documentary of Garvey’s life and work. Visitors can also see films on self identity, Africa, and music and poetry inspired by Marcus Garvey and Pan-Africanism.Another significant feature is its Multimedia Computer Centre, which provides access to members of the surrounding communities at a nominal fee, where adults and children learn essential computer skills.“We teach adults in the mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and children in the afternoons from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,” the Executive Director notes.Additionally, there is the Garvey Research/Reference Library, which provides access to a wide range of literature relating to Garvey and his teachings, Pan-Africanism and the history and culture of Africa and the African Diaspora. The library also features a children’s collection, which caters to children from the age of six to adolescence.Social re-investment is also a top priority for Liberty Hall and as such it does a lot of public outreach in surrounding areas.“We have a wonderful after school programme from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every evening and we teach computer skills, English, Mathematics, Art and Craft, Dance, Drama and assist with home work,” Miss McFarlane tells JIS News.“We also have a project with the Organization of American States (OAS), which allows us to teach literacy on a Saturday morning to adults and children, who are reading below their age and grade levels,” she adds.Significant progress has been made by Liberty Hall since 2003, but all of this might not have happened, as for a number of years it was in a derelict state.However, a group called the Friends of Liberty Hall, chaired by Professor Rupert Lewis, got together and raised funds for its restoration. Along with assistance from the Jamaican Government, the Institute of Jamaica, the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica and other stakeholders, Liberty Hall was re-opened on October 20, 2003.For the future, there are plans to launch a Journal and to undertake expansion.“To celebrate our fifth anniversary, we will be launching a journal. We have a tentative name – the Black Star – and we will have articles about the making of Liberty Hall. Professor Rupert Lewis is going to put in an article and we are getting three articles about Liberty Hall and Garvey in Cuba,” Miss McFarlane informs, noting that they would also be showcasing the work that they have been doing for the past five years.As for expansion, a major fund-raising initiative is being planned for February 2009.“We have run out of space, and the Institute of Jamaica is assisting us to purchase a building next door. To refurbish, it will cost a lot of money and so we hope to put on a massive fund-raiser in February 2009 with black luminaries reading Garvey’s works. We dream big and are hoping for people like Winnie Mandela and Danny Glover,” Miss McFarlane says.The main purpose of Liberty Hall is to “inform the public about the work of Jamaica’s first National Hero and to use his philosophy and opinions to inspire, excite, and positively affect the self-identity of Jamaican people, while creating social and economic wealth.” It costs $40 for children and $100 for adults to access the facility. RelatedJamaicans Urged to Cleave to the Teachings of Marcus Garvey RelatedJamaicans Urged to Cleave to the Teachings of Marcus Garvey Jamaicans Urged to Cleave to the Teachings of Marcus Garvey UncategorizedAugust 13, 2008center_img RelatedJamaicans Urged to Cleave to the Teachings of Marcus Garvey Advertisementslast_img read more

Citizens Must Partner with the Police – Supt. Ferguson

first_imgRelatedCitizens Must Partner with the Police – Supt. Ferguson Advertisements RelatedCitizens Must Partner with the Police – Supt. Ferguson Citizens Must Partner with the Police – Supt. Ferguson UncategorizedDecember 16, 2008center_img RelatedCitizens Must Partner with the Police – Supt. Ferguson FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail If criminal activities are to be controlled and illegal guns taken off the streets, citizens must partner with the police.This was emphasised by Senior Superintendent of Police, Paul Ferguson, as he addressed members of the Kiwanis Club of Providence, at a meeting held at the Wexford Court Hotel, in Montego Bay, St. James, on December 10.Superintendent Ferguson, who operates out of the Area 1 Headquarters in St. James, said that the culture of crime, which was a larger social problem, has impacted the lives of literally all Jamaicans and would take more than Government or Police action to solve.“What we have on our hands is a culture of crime and it’s going to take some time to reverse it. Collectively, as a society, I believe that by our actions or inactions, we have sat by and allowed the culture to develop. A great deal depends on citizens co-operating with the police. Frankly, the police cannot manage without the help of citizens. They should be alert and look out for the sudden return of gunmen as well as the arrival of strangers in the community and inform the police promptly,” he pointed out.He stressed that citizens of the country would not be safe until the illegal guns have been recovered, and the perpetrators are placed behind bars.“The whole justice system is now being overhauled and I hope we will see some positive results in the near future. We must unite (as police and citizens), and not allow ourselves to be pushed over the cliff. Some levels of partnerships have been happening and the police have been able to carry out successful raids, resulting in the capture or killing of gunmen. But the police need more information,” Superintendent Ferguson said.“Even if the police had its full complement, it cannot protect every community in Jamaica on a 24-hour basis. The gunmen know of the weakness of the police force and believe that they can kill and get away with it, so the citizens have to share in the protection of the communities, by providing information to the police,” he added.He argued that violent crimes constituted one of the greatest social problems facing the country at this time, and suggested that the time was right for transformative thinking and a transformative approach to the problem of serious crimes in the country.“Transformation is about change. It begins with having the will and the courage to change. If law enforcement is to receive the full and sustained support of all segments of the society, respect from the security forces, justice in the courts and on the streets will not only have to be real, it will also have to appear real. Government does not have all the answers to crime. Initiatives through community organisations, such as the Kiwanians, should be endorsed, encouraged and facilitated,” Superintendent said.last_img read more

RGD Launches Hotel Interface Marriage Programme

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedRGD Launches Hotel Interface Marriage Programme RelatedRGD Launches Hotel Interface Marriage Programme FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail As part of its ongoing effort to implement programmes aimed at transforming and improving the national civil registration platform, the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) recently launched its Hotel Interface for Marriage Applications (HIMA) programme, which enables operators of resorts to complete and monitor the processing of marriage applications online from the RGD’s website, via a secure channel from any location.“An area which all Jamaicans can truly take comfort in, is the security features of the Jamaican marriage certificate. Based on the tamper proof quality of the certificates, embassies around the world and international firms have all expressed significant confidence in our product,” the RGD’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Patricia Holness, said, pointing out that this would serve to further encourage individuals giving thought to getting married in Jamaica, to come to the island.The RGD head was speaking at the launch of the HIMA programme at the Couples San Souci Hotel, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on Thursday (Dec. 18).Dr. Holness noted that with the rapid growth of the tourism industry over the past several decades, hotel marriages, particularly involving visitors, account for a significant number which are conducted in Jamaica.“Most of the island’s marriages occur in the tourism belt of the island’s northern coast, with the parish of St. Ann reporting the most,” she informed.In recognition of the importance of destination weddings to the tourism sector, Dr. Holness advised that RGD is endeavoring to see how best they can better serve hoteliers providing this service.“We developed a state of the art software solution to meet the needs of our hoteliers. As early as 2007, we have been having focus group sessions with wedding coordinators in the island’s hotels. Based on the feedback we have received, we have done further adjustments to the software, and have produced the final product,” she informed, pledging the RGD’s commitment to continued implementation of measures to meet and satisfy the needs of their clients.center_img RGD Launches Hotel Interface Marriage Programme UncategorizedDecember 21, 2008 RelatedRGD Launches Hotel Interface Marriage Programmelast_img read more

We only have two hands – GPs’ role in rollout guaranteed

first_imgWe only have two hands – GPs’ role in rollout guaranteed Australian Medical AssociationThe process of starting to deliver the vaccine through general practice will take some time, but will certainly involve practice nurses under the direction of a GP, AMA Vice President Dr Chris Moy says. “The COVID vaccine is not like the flu shot where we’ve got 20 million shots ready to go. The vaccine is going to come out in dribs and drabs and it’s going to build up,” Dr Moy told RN Breakfast.“In the initial stages, only some of those practices will come online, because there’s no point in every practice maybe having one vial a week, for example. We need economies of scale to make it efficient.”Dr Moy said that such a large rollout would need a range of models, from after-hours clinics to mass vaccination hubs.“We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of vaccinations a week and so there may have to be town hall-style strategies, there has been thought about using stadiums and things like that to get a large number through at a very fast pace,” he said.“We are talking in the order of 40 to 50 million extra shots, because everybody needs two shots over the next six to nine months.“The AMA has worked hard with the Government to ensure that the model in general practice won’t just be a matter of the GP having to be there, because each general practitioner only has two hands.“What’s likely to happen is that clinics will be set up with several rooms with practice nurses giving the injections, with a GP hopping in and out when needed if patients have questions or other needs.“The provision of the vaccine itself is bulk billed and will be free for every Australian – that’s really important. However, people may come in for other reasons, so there may be a payment for other treatment they have as a separate consultation.”Dr Moy said it was important to understand that while the AMA has worked with the Government to ensure that general practices are remunerated for supplying the vaccine, some practices may find it financially unviable to take part.“We need to get past that and understand that this is not about us, this is about the Australian community and the biggest public health campaign ever undertaken,” he said. /AMA/AusMed News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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:AMA, Australia, Australian, Australian Medical Association, campaign, community, flu, general practice, Government, health, healthcare, Internet, online, President, public health, treatment, vaccination, vaccinelast_img read more

Finkelstein named CU’s first Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail CU System news releaseInspired by the past and building toward the future, a new outreach program at the University of Colorado is tapping educators to promote discussion of teaching and learning in schools and communities across the state.Receiving the honor of being named the inaugural Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador is Noah Finkelstein, Ph.D., President’s Teaching Scholar and professor of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder.The Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador award honors the memory of professor Klaus Timmerhaus, a member of the faculty of chemical and biological engineering at CU-Boulder from 1953 until his retirement in 1995. Timmerhaus received many honors, including being named to the National Academy of Engineering and being selected to the first group of President’s Teaching Scholars at the university. An active and enthusiastic advocate of teaching, Timmerhaus provided a bequest to support designated faculty members in promoting discussion of education throughout Colorado.After a lengthy selection process, Finkelstein was chosen because of his enthusiasm and accomplishments in teaching and learning, his leadership in his field of study, his success at advising and encouraging students, and his willingness to represent the enterprise of teaching and learning at CU.“I’m profoundly honored by this award, and the explicit recognition and attention to education as a core enterprise of the University of Colorado,” Finkelstein said. “I seek to carry on Klaus Timmerhaus’ remarkable commitment to and legacy of engaging all Coloradans in education.”This year, the Timmerhaus awardee was selected from the Boulder campus, but in subsequent years, faculty across the four-campus system will be eligible to be honored with the ambassadorship, which includes a $25,000 award. During each two-year appointment, ambassadors will present talks about education and learning throughout Colorado at a variety of venues; audiences will include state lawmakers, the CU Board of Regents, educators, the media and the general public.In consultation with the Timmerhaus Award Committee – which consists of teaching scholars from the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder; Klaus’ daughter, Carol Getty; and Klaus’ granddaughter, Kristina Getty – Finkelstein’s first order of business is to coordinate plans for travel around the state speaking about the essential role of education.“Never has education mattered more for the lives of individuals or the collective welfare of society,” Finkelstein said. “Engaging through the state of Colorado, I seek to celebrate our tremendous successes, advance our educational capacities and support those efforts and communities that are committed to advancing education for our citizens and state.”Finkelstein has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles since coming to CU in 2003. His accolades include being named a systemwide Presidential Teaching Scholar (2012), the Outstanding Faculty Graduate Faculty Advising Award (2010), the Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award (2007), first place in the National Science Foundation (NSF)/Science Magazine’s International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge (2007), an NSF CAREER Award (2005), and many other national awards from the NSF including one to build a Center for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Learning at CU.His leadership extends to national policy, having testified before Congress regarding the state of STEM education and now serving on the Board of Trustees for the Higher Learning Commission, which accredits more than 1,000 institutions of higher education across the country.Contact: Jay Dedrick, (303) [email protected] Noah Finkelstein Categories:Science & TechnologyNews Headlines Published: March 4, 2015 last_img read more

KARAM announces #Savethesaviours awareness campaign for healthcare workers

first_img By EH News Bureau on July 3, 2020 Comments (0) The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 KARAM announces #Savethesaviours awareness campaign for healthcare workers Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Launched last month across KARAM’s social media platforms, campaign will be on till July 7, 2020, is divided into three phasesKARAM has initiated an awareness drive to highlight the threats that healthcare workers are facing everyday, while selflessly working to save the country from the pandemic.Healthcare workers are the real heroes who are putting their lives at stake by contributing towards saving lives and making people feel safer. And, in order to help them, KARAM has introduced the #Savethesaviours campaign. Launched last month across KARAM’s social media platforms, the campaign will be on till July 7, 2020 and is divided into three phases. Each of these aims to raise awareness about the day to day threats that the healthcare workers are facing while selflessly working to protect lives.The overall campaign delivers a powerful message on social media to show support towards the community and indicate threatening hazards at the workplace, the right use of PPE equipment.Speaking about the initiative, Kavita Nigam, Chief Human Resources Officer at KARAM Group said, “As part of our mission to spread awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic, we have launched the campaign to spread awareness about the threatening hazards that our healthcare workers are facing every day and helping them identify the right PPE and its utilisation. The campaign will bring the healthcare workers of India into its fold and drive a collaborative approach towards their safety and well-being during the ongoing situation.”The different phases include:Phase 1: Potential hazards at healthcare settingsHighlighting the biological hazards, chemical hazards, hazards from use of latex gloves, electric hazards and everyday risks at healthcare settingsThis phase helps in spreading awareness about risks from exposure to:Airborne and blood-borne pathogens which causes a serious risk to healthcare workers i.e. causing and transmitting infectious diseases which include bacteria, fungi and viruses in hospitalsHazardous chemical; careful selection and adequate use of chemicals for treating patients, cleaning, disinfecting etc.Slips and falls; everyday risks at healthcare include; wet floors, grease or food, tripping hazards – cords, tubing or hoses, bad lighting and floor mats and runners which are used improperlyLatex allergies; the workers are at high risk of infections such as itching and runny nose, difficulty in breathing and anaphylaxis (allergy-induced shock) which is due to frequent exposure of latex glovesElectric hazards; ensuring employees to be aware of electric shocks, electrocutions fire, damaged electrical cords which can lead to possible shocks or electrocutionsPhase 2: Choosing the right PPE for different applicationsThis phase helps in identifying the right PPE for different applications. The most important factor of this phase is to ensure proper utilisation of PPE and make sure that healthcare workers are fully aware about their protection at the workplace and ensure the PPE fulfil various requirements:Correct application – right fit – nature of the hazardSeverity of the hazard – localisation of the contaminated area – reliability of the equipmentPhase 3: Showcasing the product with key featuresThe third and last phase showcases the product offering by KARAM and explains their key features along with correct utilisationFurther spreading awareness about the right solution in a particular situation WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals #Savethesavioursbiological hazardschemical hazardselectric hazardsKARAMlatex gloves hazardsPPE News Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Add Commentlast_img read more