Pandemic research protects Yougov from coronavirus slump

first_img Jessica Clark Pandemic research protects Yougov from coronavirus slump Yougov research on the coronavirus pandemic has offset the impact of the loss of normal business (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Pandemic research protects Yougov from coronavirus slump It added: “While some retail clients are delaying their projects due to the pandemic, the Group has seen increased opportunity from its technology clients and government work, including on Covid-19 and health-related issues.” Friday 31 July 2020 9:48 am “While the Group has been very resilient and is yet to see any material impact of Covid-19 on its business, it continues to actively monitor this fluid situation, maintaining tight cost controls and closely managing cash,” Yougov said in a statement. Yougov’s data products unit has been the “standout division”, with strong performance in the UK and the US in the year ending 31 July. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreaker Research data group Yougov said it has been “very resilient” to the coronavirus crisis, as a drop off in normal business was offset by a spike in pandemic-related analysis.  Share The research firm said it will continue to invest in its technology platform and panels as part of a five-year plan to strengthen its data products and geographic reach. It said it remains in a “comfortable cash position”. Its custom research division has seen “solid performance” and its acquisition of SMG Insight, now Yougov Sport, has delivered “robust results”.  whatsapp Yougov research on the coronavirus pandemic has offset the impact of the loss of normal business (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Pandemic research protects Yougov from coronavirus slump Yougov research on the coronavirus pandemic has offset the impact of the loss of normal business (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Pandemic research protects Yougov from coronavirus slump Yougov said this morning it is “yet to see any material impact of Covid-19 on its business”.  Yougov research on the coronavirus pandemic has offset the impact of the loss of normal business (AFP via Getty Images) It said data services’ performance has been steady, as a decline in typical project work has been offset by an increase in Covid-19-related research. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Nigel Farage’s confusion on sex education is just the latest in a series of Ukip policy flip-flops

first_img More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Nigel Farage’s confusion on sex education is just the latest in a series of Ukip policy flip-flops Guy Bentley Ukip has once again had to clarify party policy after Nigel Farage appeared to disown the position held by his deputy Paul Nuttall that sex education should be scrapped for primary school  children.Speaking in an ITV debate with young voters, the Ukip leader said: I have never advocated that policy … I know there was a debate about sex education for four-year-olds and whether that was appropriate, but I don’t think the age 11 was ever mentioned.This was a somewhat strange revelation given the fact Nuttall announced the policy at Ukip’s conference in Doncaster, and it remains on the Ukip website. Farage later clarified that he had missed Nuttall’s speech and that it was party policy to scrap the course for younger children.This is far from the first policy morass Ukip has found itself in. At the start of the year Farage claimed he didn’t even read the party’s 2010 manifesto because it was “drivel”.Ukip’s policy confusion seems to have become a recurring event, with shifts and clarifications being made on a host of issues since the party began its rapid rise in the polls.Here are Ukip’s most prominent policy reversals and clarifications:IMMIGRATIONDuring the Rochester and Strood by-election, Mark Reckless suggested European migrants could be asked to leave the country under Ukip’s immigration policy.The party quickly distanced itself from the remarks saying “It is absolutely not our policy to round up EU migrants and put them on a boat at Dover and send them back to wherever they came from”. Reckless was left bruised by the incident saying the policy “changed” and he was “sore” about how he came out of the episode.NHSUkip’s current policy is to maintain the status quo funding model for the NHS and continue healthcare delivery free at the point of use. However, it wasn’t always thus, with senior party figures such as Nuttall and Farage previously suggesting the NHS is ready for radical reform. The 2010 Ukip manifesto pledged to create “Health Credit Vouchers” which would allow patients to opt out of the NHS. Nuttall has written in the pastI would like to congratulate the coalition government for bringing a whiff of privatisation into the beleaguered National Health Service.In 2012, Farage told a meeting of Ukip supporters that NHS may have to move toward an insurance-based system.INCOME TAXUkip’s previous commitment to a flat tax had made it an attractive prospect for some free marketeers, but as soon as Ukip gained in popularity and media scrutiny the policy changed to having two income tax bands. This was also abandoned in favor of maintaining three tax bands.VATAt Ukip’s conference in Doncaster the party’s economic spokesman, Patrick O’Flynn, suggested the policy of a special tax on luxury goods such as expensive shoes or handbags. However, the policy was disowned within 48 hours by Farage.  Share Tags: Nigel Farage People Wednesday 3 December 2014 5:05 am Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

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Sky Sports subscription fees rise following record Premier League deal

first_imgSky Sports has raised its prices for subscriptions just weeks after winning the rights to a record £4.2bn Premier League TV deal.Sky’s average subscription price increasing by £2.50 per month, while the sports bundle will rise by £1 to £47 a month from 1 June onwards. The broadcaster paid £4.2bn for the rights to show 126 live Premier League matches per season in a TV rights auction last month, definitively trumping competition from BT who spent £960m on 42 games. After securing the deal for the 2016 – 19 seasons, Sky said it would “work hard to minimise the impact of higher rights costs on customers, with the majority of the funding coming through substantial additional savings to be delivered by efficiency plans”. However, price hikes will also be felt elsewhere with Sky increasing the price of its family bundle by nine per cent to £3 a month. Guy Bisson, research director at media analysts Ampere Analysis, told City AM that the price rises were likely triggered by the bumper Premier League TV deal, which is unlikely to pay for itself.  It [the bid] was considerably higher than many thought, but it was exactly what we predicted based on past inflation in Sky’s Premier League bids. Our report showed that the Premier League bats above its weight in terms of investment put in it and the direct value it gives. So other sports are partially subsidising the Premier League and if you were to take that to a logical conclusion you could say other TV genres were doing the same. Only about 60 or 70 per cent of people take sports packages so the rest will see some of their fees will be affected by sport. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Sky Sports subscription fees rise following record Premier League deal whatsapp whatsapp Joe Hall Thursday 19 March 2015 10:53 amcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbeszenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyArticles SkillHe Left Wife For Her Sister, Then She Wins It AllArticles SkillMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesWorldemandCanal Drained For First Time And They Find ThisWorldemandComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedy Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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David Cameron: Biotech execs can still count on doing business in a post-Brexit U.K.

first_imgBiotech David Cameron: Biotech execs can still count on doing business in a post-Brexit U.K. By Rebecca Robbins June 20, 2017 Reprints Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Tags biotechnologypolicySTAT+ 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. SAN DIEGO — Keep Calm and BIO on: That was the slogan on a T-shirt for sale at BIO 2017, the big biotech convention underway this week. It was also the message delivered on Tuesday by former British Prime Minister David Cameron, the convention’s keynote speaker.He came on stage to the soundtrack of the English indie rock band Florence + The Machine crooning the lyric “It’s always darkest before the dawn” — an interesting choice for a politician whose globalist worldview has been rejected twice in recent months by British voters, first in the referendum last year to leave the European Union, and more recently in the election that resulted in a hung parliament in a defeat for Cameron’s Conservative Party. What’s included? 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. Log In | Learn More GET STARTED Former British Prime Minister David Cameron Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP What is it?last_img read more

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Russell Canada appoints new head of Canadian equities

IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Thierry Vallée has been appointed portfolio manager, head of CanadianeEquities, with primary responsibility for Canadian equity and dividend portfolios, Russell Investments Canada Ltd. said Monday. “Thierry’s extensive experience in constructing and managing portfolios complements the existing expertise of our highly regarded investment team,” said David Feather, president & CEO, Russell Canada. Related news FSRA appoints new board member NEO, Invesco launch four index PTFs Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Franklin Templeton renames funds with new managers Vallée has 18 years of investment industry experience, with a strong background in equity strategy research and fund management, as well as multi-asset fund management. Before joining Russell, Vallée held a senior role at TD Asset Management, where he was responsible for generating investment insights and undertaking primary research into companies and industries. He has also been a managing director of portfolio strategy, overseeing U.S. and global asset-allocation programs, fund-of-funds portfolios and multi-manager wrap portfolios. In his new role, Vallée will be instrumental in the selection of asset strategies and managers for Russell’s Sovereign Program and LifePoints Portfolios, which provide investors with customized solutions for their investment goals. Vallée joined Russell Investments at the end of January. Keywords Fund managers,  Appointments read more

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Spanish-Jamaican Foundation gets Full nod of Government

first_imgRelatedSpanish-Jamaican Foundation gets Full nod of Government RelatedSpanish-Jamaican Foundation gets Full nod of Government FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The one year-old non-profit Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF) has received the full nod of the Jamaican government, and Prime Minister Hon Bruce Golding has advised that his government is prepared to provide any assistance necessary to support the organisation.The Foundation held its second meeting of its Advisory Board at the newly opened Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel on Saturday (Dec 1). The Foundation’s Honourary President, Spanish Ambassador, Jesus Silva, told the Prime Minister and Board Members that the Foundation is partnering with the Spanish government to establish further linkages with the various Spanish companies now operating in Jamaica.Ambassador Silva updated the Prime Minister on the projects already being implemented. These he said, include the Jamaica Heritage Trail, the establishment of the Real Madrid Football Academy in Jamaica and a programme for the integration of persons with disabilities into the Jamaican Labour force.Mr Silva noted that the Spanish investors are united in their commitment to Jamaica’s tourism industry and to community development, in particular. He said it was this commitment that gave birth to the idea of the Jamaica National Heritage Trail. Working with the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, this project will promote heritage sites around the island and will help to raise awareness of Jamaica’s rich history while at the same time promoting income-generating opportunities within local communities.The establishment of the Real Madrid Football Academy, Ambassador Silva said is aimed at enhancing the social integration of youth-at-risk. The programme will involve training of sporting and other activities aimed at transmitting positive values to its participants and to encourage socially-acceptable behaviour to help increase young people’s self-esteem, respect and social responsibility. The Academy will target young people between the ages of 7-12 years from the economically-depressed areas of Montego Bay and its environs.The third project being undertaken by the SJF will see the Foundation working closely with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security as partners in advocating for increased employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in Jamaica. The SJF and the Ministry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the objectives of improving the integration of persons with disabilities into the tourism-related labour force. The Foundation says it anticipates that this project will have a positive influence on the wider Jamaican society by creating a change of attitude of the public towards persons with disabilities. RelatedSpanish-Jamaican Foundation gets Full nod of Governmentcenter_img Spanish-Jamaican Foundation gets Full nod of Government UncategorizedDecember 4, 2007 Advertisementslast_img read more

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Why news matters: Film spotlights instructor’s fight to save local journalism

first_img Categories:Health & SocietyNews Headlines Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail By Lisa Marshall • Published: April 28, 2021 IMAGE CAPTION: CU Boulder News Corps Director Chuck Plunkett on campus. The documentary News Matters centers around the efforts of Plunkett and others to save local journalism.   Credit: CU BoulderColorado filmmaker Brian Malone was wrapping up final edits to his documentary about the dying local news industry when, on January 6, 2021 he flipped on the TV and watched in disbelief as an angry mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.Amid shots of protesters scaling walls and busting out windows, one image hit him particularly hard: the one of crowds tearing down and stomping on news cameras.It was, he says, a lightbulb moment.How to watchOn Rocky Mountain PBS: 7 p.m. ThursdayOn other PBS affiliates: In JuneOnline: Streaming through May at RMPBSMore information: newsmattersfilm.com “The thing that brought all of these people to the Capitol to engage in this historically violent act was misinformation,” said Malone, who returned to the editing bay that day to reframe the film. “Everything I had been talking about in the film—about the loss of newspapers and trusted information and the dangerous consequences—connected directly to what was happening.”Four chilling minutes of that footage now mark the beginning of News Matters, which debuts this week on Rocky Mountain PBS.With several scenes shot on campus, it centers around the efforts of CU Boulder News Corps Director Chuck Plunkett and a group of Colorado journalists to fight back against profit-driven hedge funds which have squeezed the life out of U.S. newsrooms.Since 2004, more than 2,000 newspapers have been shuttered. Those that remain, including Plunkett’s former employer The Denver Post (withered from 300 to about 60 newsroom staffers) have been cut to the bone.The film elucidates how it happened, makes the case for why they should be saved, and sheds a hopeful light on emerging alternative business models.“There is nothing like a big, strong local newsroom to watch out for corruption and hold the government accountable,” says Plunkett, who joined CU Boulder in the Fall of 2018, as the director of the capstone program for journalism students in the College of Media Communication and Information. “When newspapers die, so does democracy.”The Denver RebellionMalone first met Plunkett in April of 2018 at a protest outside the former Denver Post building downtown.Days earlier, on April 6, 2018, Plunkett, then editorial editor at the Post, made history when he led the publication of a scathing six-page package of editorials calling out New York-based hedge fund Alden Global Capitol, the Post’s owner, for rendering the Pulitzer Prize winning daily a skeleton of its former self.“News Matters: Colorado should demand the newspaper it deserves,” the headline read. It questioned why a company with solid profits was mandating steep layoffs and asked that Alden rethink its business strategy or sell the company to someone who cares about journalism.Denver Post employees stage a protest in 2018. Credit: Brian MaloneIn one line, Plunkett referred to the paper’s owners as “vulture capitalists.”Alden instructed Plunkett not to write about the company again. He resigned in protest and several long-time Post reporters followed.After he cleaned out his desk, he found himself in a position he— as an objective journalist—had never been in before. He joined a protest outside and held up a sign which said, “Quality Journalism Over Corporate Greed.”From that moment, now known as “The Denver Rebellion” Plunkett has become a symbol of the national battle to save local news.“The fact that Chuck was willing to take such audacious actions – to write an op-ed against his own publication’s owner calling them out,” said Malone, who was shooting footage of the rally that day. “that was a pretty great hook to build a film around.”Three years in the making, News Matters features interviews with more than a dozen journalists and news industry analysts, including former Post owner Dean Singleton and legendary newsman Marty Baron, who retired from the Washington Post in February.Representatives from Alden Global Capital did not respond to his requests for an interview.A sunny outlook?Perhaps the most hopeful scenes feature the founders of the Colorado Sun, launched in 2018 by a group of former Post reporters.“It is not journalism that is broken. It is the business model that is broken,” says former Post editor and Colorado Sun Senior Editor Dana Coffield in the film. “Perhaps we can find a different way to do the journalism business.”Other scenes show CU journalism students in classrooms, Plunkett at the front. “These students are gung ho and working hard to be part of the solution,” Plunkett says. “And the public – they want us to succeed. We just have to figure out how to do right by them.” Employee owners of the Colorado Sun plan the next edition. Credit: Brian MaloneThe film debuts in a week in which the New York-based hedge fund Alden Global Capital is in the news again, this time bidding to buy Tribune, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and several other large-market daily newspapers.The news troubles Malone, who worries that local news will soon take another crushing hit.He hopes his film drives home what that could really mean.“I want people to walk away with a better understanding of the importance of trusted, vetted journalism,” he said. “And how dangerous our country can get without it.”This article is featured in the Spring 2021 digital issue of CMCI Now magazine    See more stories from CMCI Nowlast_img read more

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First Street Napa Community Celebrates Christmas in July

first_imgTwitter AdvertisementFamily-friendly activities, food and wine, artisan-made wares and mixology contest offer something for everyone during final Locals Night Out of 2019Napa, CA (July 16, 2019) – Christmas in July is coming to the final Locals Night Out of the 2019 summer season on Wednesday, July 31. This new outdoor event series, which kicked off in June 2019, welcomes the community to First Street Napa for a weekly gathering with live music and curated artisan wares, along with fine food, wine and craft beer. Bringing some jolly cheer to the heat of the summer, Santa will join the festivities.How does Santa spend his off-season? He’ll be showing off his summer style from 5:30-7 p.m., complete with his sleigh and lots of photo opportunities. It’s never too early to start searching for the perfect gift, so special offerings will be on display from merchants throughout the development. The First Street Napa community offers distinctive fashion, gift and décor retailers, fine wine and dining options, along with a boutique hotel and creative office spaces.“Locals Night Out brings a new kind of energy to Downtown Napa, giving our Napa Valley neighbors and visitors alike a place to unwind and mingle in a vibrant, casual atmosphere,” said Todd Zapolski, principal and managing member, First Street Napa. “For the final evening of the 2019 series, we’re having a bit of fun with our large-scale art installations and incorporating Santa in our Winter Wonderland scene.”The event is also the culmination of the Mix Masters Cocktail Competition. Local bartenders will be developing new drinks for a chance to win the grand prize, a giant engraved shaker, a two-night stay at Archer Hotel Napa, a $250 gift certificate to Charlie Palmer Steak Napa and a check for $1,000. Charlie Palmer will present the cocktails, and the first 200 guests will be able to sample the entries for $1 and decide the People’s Choice Award winner.First Street Napa also recently launched #FSNCommunity, a social campaign highlighting the diverse personalities who make the development so unique. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram, @FirstStreetNapa, for an insider’s view of the cool vibe, the people and the establishments in the best-in-class shopping and dining destination.Located between Franklin and Coombs on the north side of 1st Street, First Street Napa is home to Archer Hotel Napa, Charlie Palmer Steak Napa, Compass Realty, Compline wine bar + restaurant + merchant, Eiko’s Sushi, John Anthony Family of Wines, Kalifornia Jean Bar, lululemon, Lush, Macbella, Makers Market, Mayacamas Vineyards, Mecox, Napastäk Napa Valley, Napa Valley Jewelers, Silicon Valley Bank, Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar, State & First by Maris Collective, Tommy Bahama and Toy B Ville.About First Street Napa First Street Napa is a 325,000-square-foot mixed-use development located in the heart of Downtown Napa. Spanning three city blocks, First Street Napa will feature 45 fashion and specialty retailers, innovative restaurants and wine bars, creative office space, and Archer Hotel Napa, the tallest building in Napa Valley with 183 guest rooms and 39 balcony-clad suites. Catering to the local Napa community and visitors alike, First Street Napa invites people to shop, dine, relax, work, and indulge in an environment complete with exceptional landscaping, living walls, seating areas, amenities, and locally curated art and design. First Street Napa’s retail, agrarian landscaping, approachable dining, and wine country charm make this destination unmistakably Napa. For more information, please visit www.firststreetnapa.com.About Napa Tourism Improvement DistrictCreated in 2010, the Napa Tourism Improvement District (TID) is the official destination marketing organization for the City of Napa, with a mission to promote each diverse lodging property and partner in hospitality. There are currently 31 hotels/motels and 14 bed and breakfast properties operating within the city limits. Funded by a Tourism Improvement District assessment on lodging in the City of Napa, the Napa TID utilizes its website (DoNapa.com), participates in the creation of local events, and develops targeted marketing programs that drive overnight stays during the off-season and mid-week occupancy throughout the year.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases First Street Napa Community Celebrates Christmas in JulyIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessFirst Street Napa Community Celebrates Christmas in JulyBy Press Release – July 29, 2019 222 0 TAGSConsumerFirst Street NapaNapa Tourism Improvement District Previous articleCulinary Stars to Shine Their Light on L.A.’S Epic Food Culture at 9th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine, August 22-25Next articleCloud-Based Software Company Reaches Out to Boutique Winemakers with New Production Management App Press Release Email Linkedin ReddIt Share Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

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M3 acquires share in DailyRounds

first_img Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article Finance News By EH News Bureau on April 22, 2019 Add Comment Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” M3 acquires share in DailyRounds MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals This move marks M3’s foray into case-based problem-solving community platform and medical test preparation business in IndiaM3, Japan announced acquisition of a majority stake of Bengaluru-based Neuroglia Health, a provider of mobile and web-based applications for doctors and medical students in India, for an undisclosed amount.The move marks M3’s foray into case-based problem-solving community platform and medical test preparation business in India, in addition to its existing business Health Impetus (HI). HI (under brand name of M3 India) currently runs online portals that help Indian doctors stay abreast with the latest in-research, medical news, evidence-based medicine, practice guidelines and expert articles etc.“With this majority acquisition, M3 India will now be able to reach out to 4,50,000 doctors in India on a consolidated basis, while enhancing the utility and satisfaction levels among doctors by leveraging the strengths of both platforms. It will also enable M3 India to escalate its marketing support and market research businesses to pharmaceutical and medical devices companies through expansion of doctor membership and enhancement of medical education contents”, Amit Singh,CEO, HI (M3 India) said.“We are very excited with this development. The Indian doctor community is very active on DailyRounds and Marrow. With the support of M3 we will be offering better services to existing doctors. Further we hope to bring in new doctors as well. The goal is to be the largest doctor network in India, not just by registered numbers, but in terms of active users as well.” Dr Deepu Sebin, CEO, Neuroglia Health, commented.M3 also intends to import services and technologies developed in Japan and/or internationally into India, such as job placement support services and AI applications, with an aim to build next generation healthcare technologies. Comments (0) DailyRoundsHealth ImpetusJapanM3M3 IndiaNeuroglia Health Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

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Renae Williams – A Youth with Extraordinary Dreams

first_imgRelatedRenae Williams – A Youth with Extraordinary Dreams FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY — Many teenagers find themselves involved in negative activities such as drug abuse gangs, illicit sex, and pregnancy, but Renae Williams, is one positive teenager who believes in herself and is determined to chart a different path. The energetic high achiever from Clarendon is one of three youth in the county of Middlesex who was presented with the Governor-General’s Youth of Excellence Award for the year 2011. “I consider myself to be a normal youth who has extraordinary dreams and therefore I try my best in everything that I do. I am full of energy and so I believe that my energy must be put to good use. To whom much is given, much is expected and therefore I believe that with all that has been given to me by my family and my school then it is only right for me to give back to my community,” the Glenmuir High School past student tells JIS. Although surprised, Renae is also very happy that she was chosen for the Governor- General’s Youth Award, pointing out that she was not expecting any recognition for her achievements, let alone her voluntary service to the community. Renae has made much of her years at Glenmuir, achieving enviable passes in 11 subject areas in the Caribbean Secondary School Examinations (CSEC). She was also successful in her Unit One courses for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). In addition, she served as Head Girl in Upper Sixth Form from 2010 to 2011, and was awarded for initiative, courtesy, and exemplary conduct. She was also honoured for her academic achievements and was presented with the Lankaster Shield for Academic Excellence. “I am looking forward to attending the University of the West Indies (UWI) in the new school year but I am doing a lot of waiting; waiting on the results from my other exams (CAPE –Unit 2 and Caribbean Examination Council (CXC)), waiting on the Faculty at UWI to accept me, waiting on finances, among other things but I believe that in waiting, the Lord is teaching me to be patient so I will just continue to wait,” she says, noting that her career path should lead to her dreams of becoming a medical doctor. Along with the Glenmuir maroon red and white tunic, Renae owns another uniform, as she has been active in the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force for some seven years, moving from being a recruit cadet to a Lance Corporal and now the rank of Sergeant where she continues to fulfill the motto, ‘To unite, to serve, to lead’. “Being a cadet is not easy but it is a good thing because it has taught me how to be disciplined and has shown me the importance of serving; serving others without expecting anything in return. It is a significant character builder. It nurtures within the young people, pride, integrity, honesty and trust among other things,” Renae says. A most memorable moment, she tells JIS, was when she made the island-wide Cadet shooting team, and is very proud of the fact that she was one of only two girls on the team. “To make this team, you had to be able to manage the weapon (a .303 rifle) well and it would call for a lot of physical activities and I always thought that because men have a lot of testosterone they have a greater advantage than women but during that period i was determined to make the team and my determination paid off. I saw myself at the back of the team or being the least on that team but in seeing myself as the least and at the rear I said to myself that I was going to play my part to the best of my ability and hold up the rear well,” she says, stressing that she was determined to succeed. As a very active volunteer, she has assisted the youngsters at the Anderson’s Place of Safety in Manchester as part of the Cadet’s outreach project. She has also provided many hours of service at the May Pen Public Hospital and the May Pen Infirmary, as well as participated in clean up campaigns at Alligator Pond. Renae says is interested in establishing an association that will  reach out to the indigents in her parish, noting that she has a passion for assisting street people. “I believe in living a purpose driven life… one that brings happiness to others and fulfillment. I find fulfillment in looking out for the indigents and helping to make their living condition better and that is why I am so passionate about street people because they are broken mentally, physically and spiritually,” she said, citing that she sees it as her duty to help these persons in whatever ways she can. When asked if she has issues with peer pressure Renae firmly assures that she is a “trendsetter” and not a follower. “It is not about what other persons my age might be doing, like going to parties, clubbing and engaging in all other kinds of activities but it is about me and I see myself as being different. As young people we have a lot of energy and God has given us strength. We might be faced with a lot of issues but we have to try and stay focused and use the power within us to control the world and not let the world control us,” she says. Being a member of the May Pen Seventh Day Adventist Church, Renae also believes that she was “called” to serve in the church and so she channels her energy into singing on the youth choir, as well as in her leadership role for the Pathfinders Club in the parish of Clarendon. Her mother, Edith Williams tells JIS that she is overjoyed to know that her daughter was selected as the 2011 recipient for the Governor-General’s Youth Award for the parish of Clarendon. “I am happy to know that the foundation that we lay at home is paying off and not only in the home but, the school and the church has played a major role in Renae’s life,” Mrs. Williams says, adding that Renae is also a Bronze and Silver recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. With tearful eyes she tells JIS that Renae was born to be a leader, reflecting on one particular situation when her daughter at a much younger age, preached to a congregation of over 300. “In all things I have to give God thanks because he picks up the humble and puts them on a rock to stand and today I bless the Lord for what he has done. Right now Renae keeps on saying that she is going to University in September, but with the economic situation in the home, it is a challenge for us to come up with the money for her to go, but she is such a positive child who encourages us to believe God for all things,” Mrs. Williams says. She is encouraging Jamaican youth to stay positive and think big, always believing that whatever the mind can conceive can be achieved. The Governor-General’s Youth Award for Excellence, an initiative of His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Kenneth Hall, was first presented in 2006. It is presented in recognition of excellence among Jamaican youths in the age cohorts 25 to 35, and 18 to 25 for their academic achievement, community service involvement, and leadership skills. Major sponsors of the programme are the Gleaner Company Limited, Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), the Bank of Nova Scotia, Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), and First Caribbean International Bank (CIBC). 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