Fauci: NIH in a ‘scramble’ to prepare for any government shutdown

first_img What’s included? Associated Press Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. WASHINGTON — The nation’s premier medical research institute is in “a scramble” to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick patients unable to enter cutting-edge studies, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.Fauci stressed that patients currently in NIH-run studies — including those at the research-only hospital often called the “house of hope” — wouldn’t be adversely affected even if President Donald Trump and Congress don’t reach a budget deal to avert a shutdown at midnight Friday. GET STARTED Fauci: NIH in a ‘scramble’ to prepare for any government shutdown What is it? By Associated Press Jan. 18, 2018 Reprints Dr. Anthony Fauci, the NIH’s infectious disease chief. Susan Walsh/AP About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Politics Tags Congresspolicylast_img read more

HHS opens door to possibility of importing some drugs to drive down prices

first_img Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar J. Scott Applewhite/AP Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. @eemershon HHS opens door to possibility of importing some drugs to drive down prices STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? Log In | Learn More Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED [email protected] GET STARTEDcenter_img Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticalsWhite House Politics Erin Mershon WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is opening up the door to importing prescription drugs — at least in a limited number of cases.The administration said Thursday that the Department of Health and Human Services will form a working group to look at the idea of importing drugs from other countries in cases in which there is a dramatic price increase for a drug produced by one manufacturer and not protected by patents or exclusivities. Senior News Editor What is it? By Erin Mershon July 19, 2018 Reprints About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

Pharmalittle: NAFTA deal may hinge on patent protections for drugs; House committee goes after Sacklers

first_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Ed Silverman Pharmalot Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Ed Silverman March 22, 2019 Reprints Alex Hogan/STAT What is it? Log In | Learn More GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img Pharmalittle: NAFTA deal may hinge on patent protections for drugs; House committee goes after Sacklers And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is exceedingly modest, however. We plan to hang with one of our short people, catch up on some reading, and check in on the Pharmalot ancestors. And what about you? Spring is now — finally — here, so you can start cleaning out your castle, manicuring the grounds, and, hopefully, enjoy some time in the great outdoors. Speaking of which, perhaps you want to check on the extent to which those of you situated near certain bodies of water may be affected by climate change, assuming you believe in that sort of thing. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon. …President Trump’s ability to get his revised North American Free Trade Agreement through Congress may hinge on a little-noticed provision governing intellectual property protections for new medicines, the New York Times writes. Congressional Democrats have seized on measures in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that establishes protections for drug makers, saying they are a boon to the pharmaceutical industry and could undermine efforts to make American health care more affordable. What’s included? About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. [email protected] @Pharmalot Tags dementiaDonald Trumpgovernment agencieslegalopioidspatentspharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, February 24, 2018

first_img WhatsApp By Julie Anne Miller – 24th February 2018 Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Council Twitter Pinterest Community Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Mary T O’Toole (née Dunne)Santry, Dublin / Stradbally, LaoisO’Toole Mary T (née Dunne) (Santry, Dublin 9, late of Ballinteskin, Stradbally, Co. Laois and former nurse in St. Brendan’s, Grangegorman) February 21st. 2018 (peacefully) in the amazing care of all the staff of the RCNU Raheny, beloved wife of the late Jim and dear mother of Carmel, Sandra, & James, adoring grandmother to Donncha and Aaron; sadly missed by her loving family, son in law John, grandchildren, relatives, neighbours, and many friends. Reposing at her residence on Thursday 22nd February from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Removal on Friday to Blessed Margaret Ball Church, Santry arriving at 9.50 a.m. for Mass at 10 a.m. Funeral afterwards to Dardistown cemetery.Frank RowanWoodgrove, Portlaoise, Laois / Kilmore West, DublinPeacefully after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family. Frances (Frank), beloved husband of Betty and dearly loved dad to Elizabeth, Barbara, Frank and Siobhan. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and former colleagues in Unidare. Reposing at his residence from 6 pm on Thurdsay with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Friday morning to SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise to arrive for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. Family flowers only please.Bridget Whelan (née Loughman)McCauley Court, Athy, Kildare / Ballylinan, LaoisReposing at Rigneys Funeral Home, Athy from 7pm on Thursday evening with Rosary at 8pm. Removal at 12.30pm on Friday afternoon to arrive at St. Anne’s Church, Ballylynan for Requiem Mass at 1pm. Burial afterwards in Ballylynan Cemetery.Christina (Tina) Lalor (née O’Brien)Townpark, Mountmellick, LaoisDied peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by her parents Michael and Nora, sisters Maureen, Lucy, Nancy, sister-in-law Dolores, brothers Pauric, Tom, Mick and Sean. Deeply regretted by her husband Eamonn, daughters Fiona and Emma and grandson Eamonn, sister Lena O’Gorman (Clonmel), brother-in-law Tom, sister-in-law Mary, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7pm with Recital of The Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Wednesday evening at 7.45pm to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick arriving for 8pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 o’clock. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mountmellick.John O’NeillChurch Avenue, Stradbally, LaoisJohn O’Neill, Church Avenue, Stradbally, Co. Laois Peacefully at The Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, surrounded by his loving wife and family on 19th February 2018. Sadly missed and remembered with love by his beloved wife Annie, daughters Barbara and Stella, sons Martin, Brian, Colm, John and Dermot, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Tony, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and his many friends. John will repose at his family home from 2pm today with Recital of The Rosary at 8pm this evening. Requiem Mass on Wednesday 21st February at 11am in The Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally. Interment to follow in Oakvale Cemetery.Michael Kennedy SnrLacca, Mountrath, LaoisMichael Kennedy SNR. Lacca, Mountrath. Died unexpectedly at The Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise on Feb.17th. Beloved son of the late James and Ann. Predeceased by his brother Sean. Deeply regretted by his brothers Paddy (Cardtown) and Jim (Mountrath), sisters Phil Fitzpatrick (Lacca), Maureen Conway (Mayo), Anne and Kathleen (Leeds), sisters-in-law Kathleen and Agnes, brother-in-law Michael, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.Reposing in the Kennedy Family Home in Lacca from 5pm today, Monday. Recital of the Rosary this Monday evening at 9pm. Removal on Tuesday morning at 10.15am to St. Fergal’s Church, Camross for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial after in St. Fergal’s Cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois, Friday, February 24, 2018  Previous article13-man Stradbally advance to Kelly Cup semi finalNext articleBricks 4 Kids looks great fun – but also a business opportunity Julie Anne MillerLaoisToday’s main photographer Julie Anne Miller is a graduate from GMIT. Despite her young age, Julie Anne has years of experience in the food industry. She has worked in Tynan’s at the Storeyard in Portlaoise, Ballymaloe House in Cork and Beach Point Country Club in New York. She has also contributed a food column to the Irish Country Living section of the Irish Farmers Journal. She’s willing to talk about anything – except football! Facebook TAGSDeaths in Laois Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Saturday, February 24, 2018 Deaths Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Deaths in Laois – Saturday, February 24, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Croke Park as the Laois senior footballers in league final

first_img Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Croke Park as the Laois senior footballers in league final By Steven Miller – 31st March 2018 Pinterest Home Sport GAA LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Croke Park as the Laois… SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Pinterest Brought to you in association with 12 Acres BrewingAfter a week when the build-up was dominated by a tweet about a court case in a different jurisdiction, the Laois and Carlow footballers meet for the second time in seven days in Croke Park this afternoon.Last week was an unusual one. Carlow hosted Laois in Nettatch Cullen Park and were celebrating promotion, their first in over 30 years. Laois, however, needed to win to join them in making the jump to Division 3 in 2019.Laois haven’t lost to Carlow in league or championship since 1988 and they did just about enough to win here, winning a dour, brute of a game on the scarcely believable score of 1-6 to 0-8, Gary Walsh’s early goal crucial in separating the sides.In a local battle like that, with so much niggle, and a second meeting coming so soon after, there’s bound to be tension again.Carlow are in a good place at the moment following last year’s decent run in the championship and this year’s promotion.But they’d only love to beat Laois.Neither side can afford to take the view that promotion secured ensures it’s already a good season. Carlow’s last trophy of note was the 1944 Leinster final success – and even that was played in Athy.Laois’s 2003 Leinster triumph is a lot more recent in the memory but as a county, we haven’t lifted trophies too often in Croke Park at senior level.Laois’s relegation to the bottom tier for the first time in 50 years has marked a low point in the county’s football history. But they have done what has been asked of them by gaining instant promotion.Bragging rights over Carlow and a Division 4 title is the prize in Croke Park today.And we’re here to bring you every minute of the action on our live blog. Council Facebook SEE ALSO – Lillis and O’Carroll go in search of icing on the cake Facebook Twittercenter_img Rugby WhatsApp Community TAGSAllianz Football League Division 4CarlowLaois senior footballersLaois v CarlowLive Blog WhatsApp Previous articleRemember the Game: Ballyfin College overcome rivals Portlaoise CBS to claim hurling glory in 2003Next articleTop Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

Clampdown on illegal dumping continues across Laois

first_img Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory ‘Binji’ launching Clean Up Laois Week which runs from 8th-12th April 2019.Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee This is Clean Up Laois Week and the local authority are redoubling their efforts to clamp down on illegal dumping across the county.A whole range of measures are being deployed in pursuit of illegal dumping culprits and those who would blight the countryside.The local authority continue to issue on the spot fines, take court cases and serve notice on offenders, 23 already this year for abandoned cars.However, in a bid to curb fly tipping and illegal disposal of rubbish the Council have new weapons on their arsenal.Director of Services, Michael Rainey has informed Cllr Willie Aird that the Council are using and increasing the number of locations for CCTV cameras to catch culprits in the act.Cllr Aird said he was glad to hear this as they had made provision in their budgets for such surveillance and he wanted to be sure they were being utilised.Michael Rainey noted that while the locations of the cameras could not be disclosed, they had to be installed in locations where they could view the litter black spot while at the same time not be visible so that they can’t be stolen or vandalised.The local authority has also embarked on issuing Waste Bye Law Letters which require residents to furnish the Council with details as to their refuse collection and disposal arrangements.Two hundred such letters have already being used in Portlaoise, Portarlington and MOuntrath with more to follow in what are regarded as problem estates in the near future.Noting the cost of cleaning up illegal dumping on the Council, Cllr Caroline Dwane felt that the new legislation would make a big difference.“Householders have to produce evidence of how they are disposing their domestic waste. It’s in its early stages but it’s a game changer,” she believed.Cllr Noel Tuohy said that in some instances people are aware of the culprits but they are afraid of getting involved and of reporting someone they know, especially if it’s a close neighbour. Some people he said were using the public litter bins to dispose their own household rubbish.Cllr John Joe Fennelly had no such qualms: “We have the best environmental section in the country. If anyone has a problem let me know and I’ll report them. We got it stopped in Abbeyleix. If anyone sees somebody filling the public bins, just tell me. We had a situation in Abbeyleix where a person was filling the public litter bins with plastic bags of ashes, it was incredible.”Cllr Willie Aird said he would like to see a report on the statistics from the CCTV cameras and added: “We spare no money on tackling litter in Laois. Our environmental section is great and very supportive with pickers, gloves and bags for those looking to improve our environment.“People are now out in their hundreds and it’s great to see so many children helping and the public awareness all the way up from primary schools. But think of the better use we could put that budget towards doing other things if he didn’t have to spend so much on cleaning up.”Meanwhile the Chairman’s Cllr John King’s Award for Good Environmental Practice on the Farm will be presented at an event in County Hall on April 29.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday.ie Pinterest Facebook Home News Community Clampdown on illegal dumping continues across Laois NewsCommunityCouncil WhatsApp Twitter Clampdown on illegal dumping continues across Laois TAGSClean Up Laois week GAA GAA Pinterest WhatsApp GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFour remarkable Portlaoise women awarded sports scholarships at DCUNext articleIn Pictures: A ‘Pantastic’ display at the Portarlington Presentation school musical John WhelanJohn Whelan has been a journalist, commentator, columnist, political analyst, campaigner, politician and publisher ever since he was 17. Having been Editor of the Leinster Express, Offaly Express and the Leinster Leader he has also contributed extensively on a number of issues to all of the country’s flagship titles and programmes including the Irish Press, The Irish Independent, the Star, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Times and Prime Time. He is founder of Communicate Ireland a PR, public affairs, event management and media services company.He is the author of the popular camping blog, Vanhalla – Camper Heaven. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin By John Whelan – 12th April 2019 Twitterlast_img read more

Mark Barry on a busy and bitter cold February, Emo Celtic soccer, Coronavirus and Do It For Dan

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sponsored Mark Barry on a busy and bitter cold February, Emo Celtic soccer,… Sponsored Previous articleLaois Labour calls for ‘May Day Solidarity Pandemic Payment’ for healthcare workersNext articleDo It For Dan: A marathon, GAA challenges, a poker tournament and a lovely poem 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. TAGSLaois senior footballersLaois U-20 footballersMark BarryO’Dempsey’sProperty PartnersSports Star of the Month News Twitter Twitter Mark Barry on a busy and bitter cold February, Emo Celtic soccer, Coronavirus and Do It For Dan Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp O’Dempsey’s and Laois footballer Mark Barry was announced as the worthy recipient of ‘Sports Star of the Month’ award for February yesterday.Under normal circumstances, Mark would’ve received his award from Tommy Buggy of Property Partners Buggy in his premises last month but unfortunately Coronavirus got in the way of that for now.The 19-year-old forward enjoyed a brilliant month of sporting success and he spoke to LaoisToday about how it all unfolded.From battling the bitter cold against Cavan, to reliving his Emo Celtic soccer days to down Westmeath in a penalty shoot-out.Barry also speaks about how he and his teammates are attempting to keep fit in the Coronavirus lockdown – as well as plans for O’Dempsey’s big Do It For Dan fundraiser this weekend.But before all of that, we go back to the start of February where Mark had just collected a Sigerson Cup winning medal with DCU.However, he was disappointed because he didn’t play in the final against IT Carlow. Nevertheless, Barry put that to one side by kicking seven points and top scoring in an impressive Division 2 win for the Laois seniors against Armagh.Mark said: “It was great to start two days in a row (played in the draw against Roscommon the week before) and then when you play well enough, it is always good.“It was around the time of the Sigerson and I hadn’t got on in the final of that and I was disappointed. We were so far ahead that the manager was bringing on defenders instead of forwards.“So I was disappointed not to play. But we won the Sigerson on the Wednesday and then the Armagh game was on the Saturday night – so in the space of a few days I went from being a bit down to being delighted.”Marie, Con, Mark and Leah BarryAnd then the forward ended up in the middle of something of a political football as his commitments with the Laois seniors and the Laois U-20s clashed.With the Laois U-20 footballers taking on Westmeath in the opening round of the Leinster championship on Saturday, February 15, and the seniors meeting Cavan in their re-fixed National Football League Division 2 game on the Sunday of the same weekend, it left Barry, and teammate Sean O’Flynn, in an awful position.They weren’t permitted to play for the U-20s on the Saturday as they were needed by the seniors, something that went down like a lead balloon with those involved with the underage team.Yet the weather Gods intervened and the U-20 game was postponed at short notice. The seniors then lost to Cavan on the Sunday and Barry turned out again the following night for the re-fixed U-20 game.Laois would dramatically win that Wesmeath game on penalties with Barry scoring a penalty and playing a big part when he came on as a sub. He also got to relive some of his Emo Celtic soccer days.Mark said: “After all the controversy over what was going to happen, it worked out well in one way. The U-20 match being called off on the Saturday meant I could play the full senior game against Cavan on the Sunday.“And then I got to come on and help the lads against Westmeath the following night. And that was great – it was actually fierce entertaining with it going to penalties.“Four of the lads who took penalties that night, Ronan Coffey, Jack Owens, Matthew Byron and myself, had all played soccer underage with Emo Celtic.“We had been involved in three penalty shoot-outs with Emo Celtic and won two so my dad sent a message after the game to our old Emo Celtic manager Joe Dunne to tell him that he had won us that match that night.“It is funny actually when you look at the Laois U-20 team this year and the amount of lads who played on the Emo Celtic side.“We have the five I’ve already mentioned plus Sean O’Flynn, Alex Mohan, Barry Howlin, Niall Gorman and Cian Doyle.”After that, it was on to the semi final against Kildare four days later where Barry top scored for Laois with four points as they won 1-7 to 0-4.Looking back on that week where he played three games in the space of six days in the most horrific weather – Mark couldn’t chose which game was more difficult to play in.He said: “That week was brutal. It was a toss up between the second half of the Kildare game on the Friday and the first half against Cavan on the Sunday before.“In the first half against Cavan there was hailstones and driving wind and I have never been as cold in my life.“I remember going in at half time and heading straight for the showers to try warm up my hands – I had no feeling in them at all.”Mark BarryAfter that, Barry was back in senior action where he came off the bench in a one point win over Clare in Ennis to round off the month. But March would see the U-20s once again lose out to Dublin in the Leinster final.He said: “We needed everything to go our way. We missed, myself included, loads of chances that on another day, and they weren’t all easy chances, but they could’ve went over.“Last year’s Dublin team had a few very good individuals but this year they had a brilliant team. Nobody really stood out but they all worked and they were unbelievably fast off the ball.“Their running off the shoulder was crazy. And that was a brand new team, bar Ciaran Archer, from the one we had played in the U-17 semi final three years ago.“And I think some of the lads that played against us in 2017 were on the Dublin team last year but didn’t play. The numbers they have are huge.”Evan Comerford and Mark BarryLike the rest of us, Mark is now six weeks without GAA and while he admits he was initially glad of the break, he is itching to get back now.He said: “We don’t have a date, we don’t have anything to work towards and that is difficult.“No collective sessions or anything like that obviously. Tom Hargoves our strength and conditioning coach has given us each a programme.“So we are trying to do some gym sessions with whatever equipment you have at home and then some runs as well.“When I go for a run I try to get some football in with my father but we can’t go to the pitch now so I’m running in the woods up the road now.“I’ve never experienced a break like this and actually for the first week or two, I was a bit glad of the break because in January, February and March I had probably played the most football that I had ever played at that time of the year.“But now after four or five weeks, I’m getting sick of it and I’d love to be back but the priority is everyone’s health now and trying to get through Coronavirus.”Finally, Mark throws his weight behind the ‘Do It For Dan’ campaign which is raising funds for little Dan Donoher who needs life saving treatment.His club O’Dempsey’s are holding their fundraising event this weekend and Mark is hoping they can gather up as much as possible.He said: “It has been wonderful to watch how the community in Laois and the GAA community across the country has come together to try to help Dan Donoher.“My own club O’Dempsey’s are running our fundraiser Sunday where we will collectively run 400 kilometres.“We’ve raised a great sum already and hopefully we can get in even more before the big event on Sunday.”SEE ALSO – Footballer Mark Barry named as LaoisToday/Property Partners Buggy Sports Star of the Month for February Electric Picnic By Alan Hartnett – 21st April 2020 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Quebec complaint handling deadline nears

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is reminding firms that they have until the end of the month to file reports on their complaint handing activity for the first half of 2012. The regulator says that declarations for the period from January 1 to June 30, must be filed via the Complaint Reporting System (CRS) between July 1 and July 30. Firms that fail to comply may face administrative sanctions, it notes. Firms that don’t declare their complaints will receive formal notices setting out allegations against them and the penalty that the AMF intends to impose. Even companies that have not received any complaints must still file reports. Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says Dealers that belong to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) don’t have to report complaints through CRS, as they are already required to report complaints to IIROC through ComSet, which then forwards them to the AMF. The AMF collects complaint data to help assess the conduct of firms and focus its regulatory resources. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IIROC drops expanded OBSI reporting proposal Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Keywords Complaints James Langton When does poor service become a regulatory issue for online brokerages? read more

CONTRIBUTION TO SECTORAL DEBATE 2008/2009 BY THE HON. L. MICHAEL HENRY, M.P. MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS

first_imgCONTRIBUTION TO SECTORAL DEBATE 2008/2009 BY THE HON. L. MICHAEL HENRY, M.P. MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS UncategorizedJune 4, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail After waiting in the wings for 18 years, the last eight months have involved a lot of focus being placed by me on seeking to identify and correct a ‘jungle’ of inadequacies, many of which I had advised against. There had obviously been questionable actions and clear lack of vision in terms of planning, which had apparently become endemic features of the political direction of both the country and the ministry. Clearly, inertia was an obvious feature, and this was preventing the ministry from getting things done.I am thus happy to have arrived at a point where some of the ministry’s portfolio areas are now on course to deliver a cohesive, pragmatic and positive contribution to the national development agenda. This relates to the public’s right to expect transportation with dignity on good quality road surfaces, with efficient travel or transportation connections within a broad, multi-modal plan to create a network of transport involving air, sea, road and rail.Within this period of time – eight months – we have been seeking to re-channel our collective efforts in the direction of global first world standards, some of which are already being realised, in stark contrast to the many stagnation-plagued years before. These successes and improvements, in no uncertain measure, are being achieved through commendable support and input from the central leadership team and the supporting staff at the ministry. They who are now being all fused along a central path aimed at ‘Providing Security and Dignity in Transportation and Infrastructure’. This is being done with Jamaica’s interest being foremost as the point of focus. In this endeavour, I must also recognise the critical leadership and support personnel of the many agencies and entities within the overall portfolios of transport and works.A hearty ‘thank you’ to my Minister of State and the Permanent Secretary as head of the ministry’s management team, along with the team leaders, the policy officers and the general staff. Similarly, I hail the leadership of the Heads of Agencies and applicable Entities, along with their team members, and likewise, the new Chairpersons and Members of the new Boards for which the ministry has responsibility. I thank those who have served in the past. Thank you to the present team members for your input so far, and I am looking forward to your continued support, as we seek to analyse, learn and implement. In some cases it will be almost immediately, in others, within a two to five-year timeframe, with the creation of permanent jobs as a focus, including new areas of employment in the maritime and aeronautical industries.Of course, I must make special mention of those most immediately around me on a day-to-day basis – including my wife, Dawn, the rest of my family, my assistants, advisers and direct support staff, whose dedication has been extremely commendable and useful in helping me to quickly take hold of the portfolios and begin to chart the course towards purposeful, progressive and forward-thinking stewardship of the ministry, lifting fifth world thinking to a first world outlook.To the Prime Minister who charged me with the major responsibility of piloting the ministry’s contribution to the national developmental agenda, I take this opportunity to record my gratitude. Likewise, I thank my Cabinet colleagues for their support and advice, as we collectively seek to bring prosperity to this land which we all love so much, and with a focused driver to chart the new course.I also take this opportunity to thank the Speaker of the House and the Parliamentary Staff for the courtesies they have extended to me and the patience and understanding that they continue to demonstrate.To have returned to Gordon House last September meant continuing to hold the faith of my Constituents in Central Clarendon, whom I again thank for their trust and understanding. To them and my Constituency Executive, my Councillors and my Constituency Workers, your respect is ‘concrete’. We can all look forward to the Constituency Development Fund, which this fiscal year, will be focused mainly in the areas of early childhood education and the development of economic and production centres, namely in the Effortville and West Park communitiesIn concluding this acknowledgement, I thank Jah for having guided me to the ministry, and for paving the way for the levels of improvement that have been realised so far, with so much more to come. As one family within the ministry, we intend to move forward in this new fiscal year, during which we are confident that we will be able to further raise the bar of service in our collective quest to succeed at Providing Security and Dignity in Transportation and Infrastructure, all in Jamaica’s best interest. In this we will have to do much with little, being fully cognisant of limitations placed on us as a nation by the global crisis in terms of oil and food staple prices.Download entire speech RelatedCONTRIBUTION TO SECTORAL DEBATE 2008/2009 BY THE HON. L. MICHAEL HENRY, M.P. MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS RelatedCONTRIBUTION TO SECTORAL DEBATE 2008/2009 BY THE HON. L. MICHAEL HENRY, M.P. MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND WORKScenter_img RelatedCONTRIBUTION TO SECTORAL DEBATE 2008/2009 BY THE HON. L. MICHAEL HENRY, M.P. MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS Advertisementslast_img read more

Watch: Police looking for this Manitoba man who beat up a gas pump

first_imgBrandon police are on the hunt for a Manitoba man who became angry and smashed up a gas pump after learning he had to pre-pay before fueling.The incident happened in Brandon, Manitoba, and was captured by surveillance cameras in the gas station.In the footage, you can see an older gentleman start kicking and hitting the gas pump while the nozzle is in his car. Eventually, he takes the nozzle out of the neck of his car’s tank, since he notices the gas hasn’t been flowing. Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” advertisement The man faces mischief charges for damaging the pump. Authorities are asking anybody that recognizes the man to come forward with information. Trending in Canada See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Road-raging driver in Halifax punches—his own vehicleWe also have to commend the Brandon Police Twitter account for having one of the best pun-to-word-count ratios we’ve ever seen — strong use of the medium, there. center_img RELATED TAGSChevroletFlexNew VehiclesFlexManitoba We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The man proceeds to smash up the gas pump using the nozzle, then throws it up in the air before getting back into his vehicle to drive off.Well, this guy looks like a real gas …. If you happen to know this hoser, feel free to pump some premium information our way. We’d love to throw him in the tank!! pic.twitter.com/TrrRMFj2i5— Brandon Police (@BrandonPolice) May 8, 2020“He wasn’t pleased about being asked to pre-pay for his fuel and unfortunately decided to take it out on the gas pump,” said Brandon Police spokesperson Constable Myran Hamm. “There’s a complaint of mischief because there was some damage done to the pump.”Pre-pay gas pumps have been around for quite a while; their increasing popularity can be chalked up in part to the fact they stop people from filling up their vehicles and then driving off without paying. While it can be frustrating when pre-pay is the only option – as it is at many stations during lockdown – this is certainly not an acceptable way to deal with it.RELATED PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Judgy-Pants: The Fill-‘Er-Up Edition COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more