Community bakery launch

first_imgAround 300 residents in Dunbar, Scotland, raised nearly £38,000 via a community share offer to open a new high street bakery. Investors in the community-owned co-operative venture, which opened this week, will not receive dividends but a 10% discount on artisan breads made on the premises.The initiative received funding and loans from several public bodies, including the Lottery Awards for Scotland and Tyne Esk Leader. It was begun in 2008, after the town’s last bakery shut when its owners retired.”Community enterprises can be important growth drivers in today’s economic climate,” said Jane Wood, chairperson of ’The Bakery’s’ management committee. “Area restaurants and hotels have expressed interest in taking our products and we are looking to create a sustainable market for them.”last_img read more

Press release: Help make medicines safer: report suspected side effects in children and during pregnancy

first_img Email [email protected] The most important part of our work is making sure the medicines you and your family take are effective and acceptably safe. Our campaign will help raise awareness with parents and carers, including expectant mothers and those planning to have a baby. It’s important for them and healthcare professionals to report potential side effects and have confidence their reports are making a difference. Children and infants can react differently to medicines than adults. It’s important for parents and carers to read the medicine’s patient information leaflet and ensure they are giving it in the right dose. Medicines you take while pregnant or breastfeeding can sometimes affect your baby. If you need to take medicine during pregnancy breastfeeding, or even before when you plan to have a baby, it’s essential you discuss your treatment, including any potential side effects, with your doctor or healthcare professional. Everyone can help make medicines safer by reporting any suspected side effects easily and quickly online through our Yellow Card Scheme. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. For real-time updates including the latest press releases and news statements, see our Twitter channel at https://www.twitter.com/mhragovuk Out of office hours: 07770 446 189 (17:00 – 08:30) Media enquiries Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), said:center_img Despite some children sharing a health condition, a one size fits all approach to medicine does not work when prescribing their medication. It’s important that healthcare professionals work with children and their families to report all side effects, no matter how big or small, to ensure children have access to high quality treatment options that are best suited to their needs. During office hours: 020 3080 7651 (08:30 – 17:00) News centreMHRA10 South ColonnadeLondonE14 4PU Taking place from 19-23 November, the campaign forms part of an awareness week involving 32 medicines regulators in the EU, Latin America, Australasia and the Middle East. Regulators will jointly focus on raising reporting numbers for suspected side effects in infants and children, and during pregnancy, including when breastfeeding.Last year paediatric reports represented only 10 per cent of all Yellow Card reports of suspected side effects, also known as adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports.While in most cases medicines are safe and effective, side effects can happen. It is important the risks associated with medicines are understood and communicated.Potential side effects may range from a headache or stomach ache, to flu-like symptoms or just ‘feeling a bit off’. Some side effects can be more serious, and reporting these can help medicines regulators monitor the safe use of medicines on the market and take action as appropriate to prevent future harm.Regulators such as MHRA rely on the reporting of suspected side effects to help make medicines on the market acceptably safe. Unfortunately, all reporting systems suffer from under reporting – this is why the campaign is important to both raise awareness and help strengthen the system.To support monitoring of medicines used during pregnancy, the Yellow Card app now has additional questions on medicine exposure during pregnancy. Detail is requested on trimester of exposure, scans, previous pregnancies, use of supplements and whether any suspected adverse effect occurred during the pregnancy.The campaign is supported by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre, a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, who have developed the campaign animations to encourage reporting.A number of organisations, including the European Medicines Agency, the European Commission and patient organisations such as EURODIS, a non-governmental patient-driven alliance of patient organisations representing rare disease patient organisations in 70 countries, have also pledged their support.Mick Foy, Head of Pharmacovigilance Strategy for MHRA’s Vigilance and Risk Management of Medicines Division, said:last_img read more

Les Claypool Reflects On The Origins Of Oysterhead In A New Interview

first_img15 years ago, the one-of-a-kind collaboration between Les Claypool, Trey Anastasio and Stewart Copeland graced us with their otherworldly jams. While all of Oysterhead has expressed interest in exploring the group once again, it has yet to matriculate. In a new interview with Jambands about The Claypool Lennon Delirium, bassist Les Claypool gets into that subject and more.The interview reveals once again that Claypool was hoping to reunite Oysterhead, but instead wound up working with Sean Lennon after his band, Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, opened up for Primus on tour. The Delirium has been a big hit in 2016, releasing their acclaimed Monolith Of Phobos album and touring extensively behind its psychedelic vibes.However, older jam fans can’t help but wax poetic about Oysterhead. In the new interview, Claypool says, “Oysterhead was part of the reason that I did this project. Primus was taking a year off because it had been going strong for five years and I was trying to fire up the old Oysterhead machine. Anyway, the schedules weren’t aligning. There I was during the tour, hanging out with Sean when I said, ‘Hey I’m looking for new work to do this year. What are you doing?’”The interview circles back around to Oysterhead once more, with Claypool going deep into the band’s origins when asked about the evolution of the jam scene:I have seen the jam scene kind of floating in and out of me. I’m doing my thing with this group of individuals and that group of individuals. When I first got offered that Superjam in New Orleans, not even knowing what the hell it meant, I called Trey [Anastasio of Phish] because I was like, “Oh, he’s a jam guy.” He said he would do a project with Stewart Copeland and me. I think that was him saying, “I don’t really want to do this but if we get Stewart Copeland, then I’ll do it.” I remember going to do the first Oysterhead gig thinking, I’ll just jam on this stuff, let’s not do any of our songs. I think we did one or two covers and they were sort of last minute. Stewart was even worse than me, he was like, “What are you talking about? We’re just gonna jam.” So when we realized, “Wow, there are people out there that like that.”We used to do that just hanging out in the garage all the time. Just sit with some friends; pack a bunch of shit into the garage, and that was what you did. That really opened my eyes to the notion that, “Hey, there are people out there that want to see you dance on the edge and just see if you can fall off or not. Or just see how gracefully you do fall off, and theoretically land again.” For me, when people would say the “jam” thing, I’d think, “That’s the Dead…and Phish,” not knowing all this other stuff. I knew Galactic because they’re friends of mine, and going into that whole world of seeing different bands. Now it has evolved so much more, I mean we’re talking ancient times now. I mean 2000 and 2001, it doesn’t seem like it, but that’s a long ass time ago. Most of the time, I don’t even know who the hell is who. I see these people at festivals and say, “Oh, that’s cool.” But most of the time I’m fairly oblivious to what’s going on.We’ll keep our fingers crossed for the return of Oysterhead, but the Delirium is not a bad consolation prize! Check them out performing “Tomorrow Never Knows” and “Southbound Pachyderm,” here. You can also watch a great Oysterhead video from 2001, below.last_img read more

Do hospitals really need so many beds?

first_imgFor many hospital patients — such as someone recovering from hip surgery, or a woman in labor — bedrest is not necessarily the best thing for health. Yet most hospitals are designed with a focus on beds.In a Nov. 8, 2017 article in Politico, Neel Shah of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggested that hospitals should be designed differently in the future, with fewer beds, more room to walk, and more communal spaces to stave off the isolation of being alone in a hospital room. In fact, some patients might be better served if they weren’t in the hospital at all, but instead cared for through neighborhood services near their homes, wrote Shah, director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs and research associate in the Harvard Chan Department of Health Policy and Management.“The more we know about healing, the more it appears that health care spaces will need a different approach—one that sometime looks more like a park than a long fluorescent hallway full of beds,” Shah wrote.Read the Politico article: The case against hospital beds Read Full Storylast_img read more

Who’s your Galentine? Saint Mary’s students celebrate holiday inspired by television show

first_imgFictional character Leslie Knope marked Feb. 13 as a day for “ladies celebrating ladies” in the now-infamous “Galentine’s Day” episode of television show “Parks and Recreation.” Since then, the Knope-ism has exploded into a real holiday, which has become a nationwide celebration of female friendship.“Here at Saint Mary’s, Galentine’s Day allows us to focus on our female friendships and sisterhood,” sophomore Abigail Pinnow said at her sophomore class council Galentine’s Day event. “It’s a great way to celebrate the platonic love we share.” Each class council planned a Galentine’s Day-themed event for the week of Feb. 10. Pinnow’s event, organized along with fellow sophomore class council representative Sydney Hutchinson, featured cookie decorating, give-aways and a playlist titled “Girl Power Anthems.” The College has participated in its own celebration of Galentine’s Day for many years. It has become somewhat of a tradition for Saint Mary’s students to receive a carnation in the dining hall on Valentine’s Day from Sodexo.This year, Megan Briegel, Sodexo’s field marketing coordinator, said Sodexo will be treating Belles to Astor Chocolates on Valentine’s Day, and that there will be a “mystery pop-up event” Thursday, Feb. 13. But besides surprises, treats and proclamations of love and female empowerment, what does the advent of Galentine’s Day say about American society? Mary Celeste Kearney, an associate professor of Film, Television and Theatre at Notre Dame, said the media is “the great normalizer.” “Media has a lot to do with normalization,” she said. “Since the early ’70s, there have been representations of young, single women not going directly into marriage, like Mary Tyler Moore, or Marlo Thomas. And if you can see it, you can be it.”Kearney has studied women in music videos, the girls of punk rock, riot grrrl, feminism and finally, the teenage girl as an icon. A big part of Galentine’s Day is its fixation upon the promotion and celebration of female friendships outside that of a traditional, heteronormative romantic relationship. Kearney said she feels that the figure of the teenage girl has helped to normalize the continuation of girlhood as it prevents acceleration into womanhood.“I’m really fascinated by the figure of the teenage girl as a kind of cultural icon,” she said. “A lot of people don’t because they think she’s silly and superficial, but part of my argument is that the teenage girl helped Americans become more comfortable with this notion that girls and women, especially women, could be doing things besides being wives and mothers.”Although “Parks and Recreation” might have been the first to name and commercialize a phenomenon like Galentine’s Day, Kearney said the concept of a “Galentine’s Day” has been performed long before the television sitcom got its start.“It’s been happening for longer than that — as long as there’s been single women who’ve been alone,” she said. Galentine’s Day encourages relationship independence while also focusing on the interdependence between women and girls. Yet, Kearney said she feels not enough of the conversation is focused on what kind of girls have the agency to pursue an unencumbered independent selfhood.“Teenage girlhood is not an experience that most working girls get to enjoy,” she said. “Many poor girls end up dropping out of high school on behalf of their families, either to have a job outside the family home or to stay at home because both parents are working and they need to take care of the siblings, do laundry, etc. So who has the opportunity to spend time as an independent? That tends to be upper-middle-class and wealthier girls who have a chance to delay that trajectory towards motherhood or marriage.”Kearney said she feels the celebration of platonic female friendships should happen more often than just one day a year. “I would just hope that girls and women get to celebrate each other and their friendships all year and not just the day before Valentine’s Day,” she said. “It’s a little crazy that we have to take one day out of the year to do that.”Sophomore Andie Srdoc said she feels Galentine’s Day is every day at Saint Mary’s.  “It’s for all women, whether or not they’re in relationships doesn’t matter,” she said. “We go to a women’s college — we have to support each other and love each other. Galentine’s Day is a good excuse to do that.”For senior Anastasia Hite, Galentine’s Day is more than just a commercialized holiday — she said that Galentine’s Day can be a way to extend love “to the human race.” “It’s a day to appreciate your fellow sisters throughout the world,” she said. Tags: friendship, galentine, Galentine’s day, Leslie Knope, love, Parks and Recreations, Sisterhood, Valentine’s Daylast_img read more

EDF Renewables, NV Energy announce major new solar+storage project in Nevada

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:EDF Renewables plans to build a 200-megawatt solar plant with a 180-megawatt/720-megawatt-hour battery for Nevada utility NV Energy, the developer announced Wednesday, adding to the growing list of large solar-and-storage projects under construction within the state and the broader region.Even at that size, the project will only barely make it onto the list of the 10 largest batteries in the U.S., based on Wood Mackenzie’s database tracking confirmed project details. This month NV Energy filed a proposal with state regulators to add 478 megawatts of new solar and 338 megawatts of new storage by the end of 2023. EDF’s project, called Chuckwalla Solar+Storage, is the largest among that portfolio.Only a year ago, EDF’s plans would have ranked among the largest battery projects in the world, but each subsequent project announcement made recently seems to outpace those preceding it. The largest solar-storage project currently planned in the U.S., Gemini Solar from Arevia Power and Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, is also slated to be located in Nevada with NV Energy as offtaker.“It’s a sign of the times that an announcement of a 720-megawatt-hour project doesn’t raise eyebrows anymore,” said Dan Finn-Foley, WoodMac’s head of energy storage. “What is notable…is how solar-plus-storage systems and contract terms are being structured, and this provides another data point.”The announcement from EDF, and the broader solar and storage proposal from NV Energy, shed more light on how Nevada’s largest utility plans to meet new state requirements for achieving 50 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and 100 percent carbon-free electricity by midcentury. Last year, regulators approved the Berkshire Hathaway-owned utility’s plans for 1.2 gigawatts of solar and 590 megawatts of new storage. In its more recent filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, NV Energy also requested approval for 600 miles of new transmission lines to deliver power from the utility’s growing roster of renewables projects.Earlier this month, NV Energy reported to state regulators that it had exceeded the 2019 requirement that renewables and energy efficiency account for 20 percent of its retail energy sales.[Emma Foehringer Merchant]More: More big batteries coming to the West, as EDF Renewables nabs deal with NV Energy EDF Renewables, NV Energy announce major new solar+storage project in Nevadalast_img read more

Harry Winks: England midfielder admits lack of first-team action at Tottenham threatens Euro 2020 chances | Football News

first_imgSouthgate has options across the pitch, with a host of players in most positions in the running come England’s opening game of the finals – a Wembley date with Croatia on June 13.While that could also lead to Winks slipping out of favour, he feels having such quality to call upon can help England achieve their goals as he hopes for another chance to impress Southgate in Wednesday’s Nations League game against Iceland, live on Sky Sports. Asked if he needed to play more minutes at club level to stay in the England picture, Winks replied: “Definitely, my situation at Tottenham is difficult at the moment.“It’s important that I keep fighting and working as hard as I can to stay in the squad and to stay in the team. Harry Winks admits his “difficult” situation at Tottenham may threaten his chances of making the cut for England’s Euro 2020 squad.The 24-year-old midfielder has found himself on the periphery of the Spurs team under Jose Mourinho and has played just 17 minutes of Premier League football since the start of October.- Advertisement – “Every time I get the opportunity for England I love it. It’s a great place to play football here, it’s free and the lads get on really well, it’s a great place to come to.- Advertisement – “We are definitely up there in the sense of the players that we’ve got,” Winks added when asked what level he thought England were at.“The squad and the quality in depth as well is frightening, and the amount of players who can step in and who are constantly trying to give the manager difficult decisions to make.“The good thing about England right now is we’ve got so many good, technical players. There are so many good players performing at such high levels in their clubs as well.“Once we get that gel right and once we start to get a bit of consistency going into the Euros we definitely believe that we are good enough to go all the way.” Harry Winks remonstrates with referee Peter Bankes after Newcastle's penalty Image:Winks has struggled for game time in the Premier League 1:12 Jack Grealish is not resting on his laurels after being praised by England manager Gareth Southgate, saying there are ‘world class’ players who play in his position “I want to be a part of that in the Euros and I want to be in the starting XI in the Euros as well.“But, yes, it’s important that back at Tottenham I get the opportunities there and I stay in the team there as well.” – Advertisement – Despite falling down the pecking order at club level, Winks remains a regular in the England ranks and picked up his ninth cap as he came on at half-time during Sunday’s UEFA Nations League defeat to Belgium.Winks is a favourite of England manager Gareth Southgate and is likely to be in the mix for a place in the squad for next summer’s rescheduled European Championships.But he concedes that things need to change at Tottenham if he is going to challenge for a starring role.- Advertisement – Jack Grealish of England(R) looks on during the national anthems during the international friendly match between England and the Republic of Ireland at Wembley Stadium on November 12, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Egerton - Pool/Getty Images) Kick off 7:45pm Wednesday 18th November 7:00pmlast_img read more

Mentmore declares 130% profit increase

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Trump appears in public as his doctor says he is no longer a transmission risk

first_imgUS President Donald Trump appeared back to his old self on Saturday as he addressed supporters at the White House in his first public event since being diagnosed with COVID-19 and his doctor said he was no longer a transmission risk.Trump took a test on Saturday which showed that he was no longer a “transmission risk to others,” his physician Sean Conley said in a statement, adding that an assortment of tests taken by the president showed there was no longer evidence “of actively replicating virus.”The White House had no immediate comment on whether Conley’s statement indicated that the president had tested negative for COVID-19. Standing alone and not wearing a mask, the Republican president spoke from a White House balcony on Saturday afternoon – his first public event since being diagnosed with the highly contagious disease. Trump was hospitalized on Oct. 2 for treatment of COVID-19, and returned to the White House on Monday.Trump urged a packed crowd of hundreds of largely Black and Latino supporters, most wearing masks but not respecting social distancing guidelines, to help get out the vote in the Nov. 3 presidential election.Trump plans to travel to Florida, Pennsylvania, and Iowa, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, respectively.”I’m feeling great,” he told the crowd.Speaking firmly and without hesitation, Trump delivered a shorter-than-usual campaign speech, hailing his record in fighting crime and boosting the US economy, while slamming Democrats as his supporters cheered. A flesh-colored bandage was visible on his right hand.Topics :last_img read more

People moves: EFAMA president Nott to lead Swiss boutique as CEO

first_imgSYZ Asset Management – The CHF18.2bn (€16.1bn) Swiss asset manager has named former M&G CEO and current EFAMA president William Nott (pictured) as its new chief executive, subject to regulatory approval. Upon joining on 7 January he will become a member of the executive committee and a “key shareholder”, the company said.Nott was CEO of M&G Securities, now part of M&G Prudential, for nearly 12 years until December 2017, overseeing the UK fund management group’s growth from £11.7bn (€13bn) to £80.1bn in assets under management. He was appointed president of the European Fund and Asset Management Association last year. BNP Paribas Asset Management – Mark Lewis has been appointed to the newly created role of head of climate change investment research. He will join the French asset manager on 7 January as a member of its sustainability research and policy team, and will report to Jane Ambachtsheer, BNP Paribas AM’s global head of sustainability.The company said Lewis would provide “an authoritative view on developments within climate change and energy transition, and their implications for current and future investment decision making”.Lewis has more than 20 years’ experience as a financial analyst covering energy and environmental markets. He joins the French asset manager after less than a year at think tank Carbon Tracker – he was appointed in April. Before that he was managing director and head of European utilities research at Barclays. Lewis was also a member of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures for two years.  BNP Paribas Securities Services – Meanwhile, BNP Paribas’s global custody business has hired Thorsten Gommel as head of Germany and Austria, joining in April 2019 from PwC, where he has been a partner since 2010 in charge of asset and wealth management in Germany.Patrick Colle, general manager of BNP Paribas Securities Services, said the company had “ambitious growth plans” in Germany and Austria.Royal London – Phil Loney, group CEO of the UK pensions and investments provider, is to step down from his role by the end of 2019, the company announced on 11 December. Royal London said Loney intended to “concentrate on his long-standing charitable interests in the international development sector and supporting people with learning difficulties”.Loney joined Royal London in 2011 and oversaw its growth from £46bn assets under management to £117bn at the end of June 2018.Rupert Pennant-Rea, chairman of Royal London, is also exiting the company. He plans to end his five-year spell as chairman at the end of this year, with Kevin Parry set to succeed him from 1 January.Parry is currently chairman of Intermediate Capital Group and holds independent or non-executive director positions on the boards of Standard Life Aberdeen, Nationwide Building Society, and Daily Mail & General Trust. He will stand down from Standard Life Aberdeen’s board on 31 December 2018, Royal London said.T Rowe Price – The $991bn (€876bn) US asset manager has named Jan Müller as head of institutional sales for Germany and Austria, a newly created position. He joins from Franklin Templeton where he was an institutional sales director for more than 10 years. He has also worked as a consultant for Mercer.FERI – Marcel Renné will succeed Arnd Thorn as CEO of the German alternatives specialist following the latter’s decision to step down from the board at the end of his contract in July. Renné has been a member of the executive board since January 2017 and will be given a five-year contract as CEO. Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) – Eimear Palmer has been hired as responsible investing officer for the FTSE 100-listed unlisted assets specialist. In this newly-created role, Palmer is responsible for integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors across all ICG’s fund strategies. She joined ICG in last month from The Carlyle Group, where she spent seven years in a similar role in Europe, implementing an ESG framework for Carlyle’s European business. Prior to that, she spent seven years at KPMG where she was a manager in its private equity division.Schroders – Head of UK and European equities Rory Bateman has been appointed head of the FTSE-listed asset manager’s entire equities department. Effective from March 2019, Bateman will oversee assets worth £173bn run by teams based around the world. He joined Schroders in 2008 from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he spent more than 10 years.Nicky Richards, current head of equities, is to become a senior adviser for Schroders from March 2019, and the asset manager said it intended to promote from within the fill Bateman’s UK and European role. SYZ Asset Management, EFAMA, BNP Paribas, Royal London, T Rowe Price, FERI, ICG, Schroderslast_img read more