India to contribute $200,000 towards South-East Asia Health Emergency Response Fund towards implementation of preparedness

first_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha 72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East AsiaCyclone FaniDelhi Declaration on Emergency PreparednessSouth-East Asia Health Emergency Response FundWHO News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app By EH News Bureau on September 4, 2019 The Health Ministers of South-East Asia Region of WHO also signed Delhi Declaration on Emergency Preparedness“I am very happy to announce that India will contribute $200,000 towards implementation of the preparedness stream under the South-East Asia Health Emergency Response Fund (SEARHEF) and we will release this support at the earliest.” This was stated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare during the Ministerial Round table on Emergency Preparedness on day two of the 72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia. The Health Ministers of the South-East Asia Region of WHO also signed the Delhi Declaration on Emergency Preparedness.Dr Vardhan, accompanied by Dr Bernard Schwartlander, Chef de Cabinet, WHO and Dechen Wangmo, Minister of Health, Royal Govt of Bhutan, cycled to the meeting venue to focus on strengthening promotive and preventive health so that people adopt positive and healthy lifestyles. Later, Dr Vardhan also led the yoga session at the venue where the Health Ministers from eight of the 11 SEARO countries and delegates practices yoga. The Health Ministers and delegates also went for cycling after the yoga session. He said that Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, gave a call at the United Nations General Assembly to recognise Yoga as a provider of holistic approach to health and well-being. We are happy that the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to observe June 21, as International day of Yoga, he stated. This, along with Eat Right India campaign, will help us to fight lifestyle diseases like hypertension, obesity and diabetes effectively, he added. He further stated that our visionary Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has recently launched the Fit India Movement and has urged all country people to make fitness part of their daily routine.Highlighting Cyclone Fani as a case study in early preparedness and disaster management, Dr Vardhan stated that accurate weather prediction, effective early warnings, sturdy preparedness for timely evacuation of nearly 1.15 million people to 6575 cyclone shelters, combined with other risk mitigation measures helped to save many human lives. “Special surveillance was mounted for early detection and control/containment of vector-borne and waterborne diseases. There had been no outbreak of epidemic prone disease following cyclone Fani,” said Dr Vardhan.Dr Vardhan further said that the whole exercise of accurate prediction of cyclone Fani and saving thousands of human lives was appreciated and acknowledged by the United Nations and many other international agencies. Enumerating the emerging challenges, the Union Health Minister said climate change is leading to extreme weather events and sudden onset of natural disasters. The earlier concept of disaster risk mapping is rapidly getting blurred with large sections of hitherto unexposed population getting vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards. This calls for requisite systems strengthening. For a country of this large magnitude, addressing multiplicity of hazards is a critical challenge. Dr Vardhan also informed that in the recent past, Government of India has provided timely medical supplies to 13 countries requiring humanitarian assistance spread over South-East Asia, Asia Pacific and Africa worth $10 million. We continue to extend medical assistance to six countries this year with medical supplies worth $5 million, he added.Speaking about managing rumours during public health emergencies which are amplified through various social media platforms, Dr Vardhan cited the example of Nipah and underlined the importance of transparency and timely information from government and other authorised sources to allay fears, apprehensions, rumour mongering and anxiety among people. “It is important to share authentic information with the people, as we are the custodians of their faith and as public service providers, need to keep them informed about our support”.Eight Ministers of Health from eight of the 11 countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region (SEAR), Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region and senior officers of the Health Ministry were also present at the Ministerial Round table. This is the second time that India is hosting the Regional Committee meeting; the previous one was also hosted by India in New Delhi. Add Comment Read Article India to contribute $200,000 towards South-East Asia Health Emergency Response Fund towards implementation of preparedness Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Postslast_img read more

BSV receives approval from DCGI to conduct phase III clinical study on Ulinastatin

first_img Acute Respiratory Distress SyndromeBharat Serums and VaccinesCOVID-19COVID-19 patientsCOVID-19 treatmentDCGIPneumoniaUlinastatin Comments (0) As per approved clinical trial protocol, subjects with mild to moderate COVID-19 will be randomised in study in a 1:1 ratio with Ulinastatin and standard supportive care or standalone standard supportive careBharat Serums and Vaccines (BSV) recently announced that it has received approval from the regulatory agency DCGI to conduct phase III clinical study on Ulinastatin for mild to moderate Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) patients with COVID-19. Clinical trial is expected to start at hospitals shortly.The mortality risk is higher when an individual with COVID-19 infection develops ARDS and pneumonia. ARDS causes dry cough, heavy breathing, breathing difficulties and increased heart rate. Ulinastatin, in such cases, can be used as a remedy to combat the underlying inflammatory condition related to ARDS in COVID-19 patients. According to Sanjiv Navangul, Managing Director and CEO, BSV, “Identifying effective antiviral agents and therapies to combat underlying pathology of COVID-19 is the need of the hour. As one of the leading biopharmaceutical companies in India, BSV has a legacy of using scientific resources to treat patients in critical care, and we are channeling our efforts towards the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.”While there is no approved treatment against the SARS-CoV-2 virus yet and experimental drugs are presently being used as a supportive therapy, Dr Swashraya Shah, Chief Medical Officer shares heartening data points, “Meta-analysis of 2300+ ARDS patients treated with Ulinastatin has shown significant improvement along with four parameters. Those parameters typically are an improvement in oxygenation index (PaO2/FiO2), shortening duration of mechanical ventilation, and reduced mortality and ICU stay as compared to conventional therapies.”Intensivists currently use Ulinastatin in India for severe sepsis and other critical clinical condition (acute pancreatitis). “This drug is a serine protease inhibitor.  It exhibits anti-inflammatory activity by suppressing the infiltration of neutrophils and release of elastase and other chemical mediators of inflammation [tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and interleukin (IL)-1, 6 & 8] from them. Patients with severe COVID-19 infection can develop fatal lung damage from a cytokine storm due to increase in pro-inflammatory cytokines. Ulinastatin could combat underlying inflammatory condition in COVID-19 patients experiencing mild to moderate ARDS”, explains Dr Shah.As per the approved clinical trial protocol, subjects with mild to moderate COVID-19 will be randomised in the study in a 1:1 ratio with Ulinastatin and standard supportive care or standalone standard supportive care. Ulinastatin is currently manufactured at BSV Ambernath facility in Thane, Maharashtra, India. Read Article WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” BSV receives approval from DCGI to conduct phase III clinical study on Ulinastatin Related Posts The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share Add Comment Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app By EH News Bureau on June 10, 2020 last_img read more

UDC to Continue Purchasing Historic Buildings in Downtown Kingston

first_imgRelatedInstallation of Floodlights on Track at Sabina Park Photo: JIS PhotographerGeneral Manager of the UDC, Desmond Malcolm addresses a JIS Think Tank session on Thursday, June 12. UDC to Continue Purchasing Historic Buildings in Downtown KingstonJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedUDC Pursuing Private Sector Partnership for Projects Story HighlightsThe agency will continue to acquire historic and derelict buildings in downtown Kingston, and refurbish them as part of a drive to develop more office space to attract businesses and government offices. The UDC would either refurbish the buildings or seek developers to rehabilitate them.The drive supports efforts by the Kingston Restoration Company (KRC), which is an urban regeneration agency that has spearheaded the restoration of several historic buildings in the city. UDC to Continue Purchasing Historic Buildings in Downtown Kingston Office of the Prime MinisterJune 24, 2014Written by: Oroyo Eubankscenter_img General Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Desmond Malcolm, says the agency will continue to acquire historic and derelict buildings in downtown Kingston, and refurbish them as part of a drive to develop more office space to attract businesses and government offices.This strategy, he said, should also capture the low real estate prices now in the market. He said the UDC would either refurbish the buildings or seek developers to rehabilitate them.The General Manager, who was speaking at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, said the drive supports efforts by the Kingston Restoration Company (KRC), which is an urban regeneration agency that has spearheaded the restoration of several historic buildings in the city.Meanwhile, Mr. Malcolm said as part of plans for the renewal of downtown Kingston, the UDC continues to play an active role in the development of markets in the city. He informed that the Corporation is currently working on completing the renovation of the Jubilee and Red Rose Fish Markets, and phase two of the Coronation Market.“We recognize that the market district is a very important part of the commercial activities in downtown Kingston,” he noted.Recently, the Corporation received the Jamaica Architects’ Award for Excellence in remodelling/refurbishing, for its work on the Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre at North Parade and Church Street in downtown Kingston.The UDC acted as project manager, by preparing architectural drawings; obtaining the necessary approvals; and overseeing the construction of the centre.“It is a spectacular building and will certainly add a lot of benefit to the Parade area,” Mr. Malcolm told JIS News.The historic Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston, which is located next to the Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre, is also receiving technical support from the UDC.Mr. Malcolm said although the Corporation does not have responsibility for the Ward Theatre, it will provide support.“So, the plan is to upgrade Love Lane… so that the entire corridor will be rehabilitated,” Mr. Malcolm noted. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedWolmer’s Student Cops NRSC Poster Competition Again Advertisementslast_img read more

Sprint, LG aim for US 5G smartphone first

first_img Previous ArticleTwitter Lite breaks new groundNext ArticleVerizon turns to Apple, Google for 5G video AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 AUG 2018 Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities US operator Sprint is working with device vendor LG Electronics on what it claimed will be the first true 5G smartphone to hit the country.The pair offered scant details about the device’s specifications and release timing. However, Sprint director of product development John Tudhope told Mobile World Live the LG phone will come with 5G capabilities built in, setting it apart from early competitors such as Motorola’s Z3 phone with its clip-on 5G attachment.Yasser Nafei, SVP of strategy and product management for LG Electronics, added the goal is to deliver a premium-tier 5G device with enhanced speed, memory, camera and battery life features in a form factor already familiar to consumers.The phone will focus on delivering 5G service via Sprint’s 2.5GHz spectrum, but will also include advanced 4G capabilities to avoid a dramatic drop off in performance outside 5G coverage zones. Tudhope confirmed support for T-Mobile US roaming bands will also be included, but dodged a question about whether it will support mmWave spectrum Sprint’s proposed merger partner is planning to use for its own 5G deployments.The race is onDetails of the move comes as competition among handset vendors heats up ahead of global 5G service launches expected later this year and in early 2019.The release of the LG phone will be timed to sync up with Sprint’s rollout of 5G service in nine cities in the first half of next year. Tudhope said Sprint will heavily target marketing for the device in those early 5G cities, including: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.While the phone will initially be tooled specifically for Sprint’s network, Tudhope noted it will be up to LG to determine later whether there are opportunities to expand distribution with other operator partners.In addition to Motorola, LG will likely be squaring off for the 5G crown with other major device vendors including Samsung.At the recent Galaxy Note 9 launch, ZDNet reported Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh said the company is working with South Korean mobile operators on a 5G phone ahead of expected service launches there in March 2019. It is unclear whether the device will also support 5G deployments in international markets. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Related Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelonacenter_img Home Sprint, LG aim for US 5G smartphone first Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more 5GLG ElectronicsSprint Diana Goovaerts Asia Tags last_img read more

We Need the Grim Good of Animal Research

first_imgCulture & Ethics Medicine We Need the Grim Good of Animal ResearchWesley J. SmithJune 20, 2018, 3:29 PM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Wesley J. SmithChair and Senior Fellow, Center on Human ExceptionalismWesley J. Smith is Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Wesley is a contributor to National Review and is the author of 14 books, in recent years focusing on human dignity, liberty, and equality. Wesley has been recognized as one of America’s premier public intellectuals on bioethics by National Journal and has been honored by the Human Life Foundation as a “Great Defender of Life” for his work against suicide and euthanasia. Wesley’s most recent book is Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine, a warning about the dangers to patients of the modern bioethics movement.Follow WesleyProfileTwitterFacebook Share Recommended Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Mancenter_img Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Tagsanimal rightsBBC Newscell lineschondroitinasecomputer programconservativesenzymefunctiongenegene therapyJesse GelsingerKing’s College LondonMarylandmonkeysPETAratsSilver Springspinal cordstrokevirus,Trending “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Animal research is under continuous assault by animal-rights activists. Researchers are castigated as torturers and have been subjected to terroristic threat. Occasionally, they have suffered violent attack. Unfortunately, even a few conservatives argue that the animal-research enterprise is akin to torture.So, every once in a while, I feel the need to remind us all why animal research is crucial — vital — to scientific advancement and finding new cures for the worst human afflictions. Here’s an example. Scientists researching gene therapy as a potential future therapy have succeeded in restoring feeling to paralyzed rats. From the BBC News story:The team at King’s College London used gene therapy to repair damage in the spinal cord of rats…The researchers were trying to dissolve components of the scar tissue in the rats’ spinal cord. They needed to give cells in the cord a new set of genetic instructions – a gene – for breaking down the scar.The instructions they gave were for an enzyme called chondroitinase. And they used a virus to deliver them. Finally, a drug was used to activate the instructions. The animals regained use of their front paws after the gene therapy had been switched on for two months.Think about this. These rats were bred for research. They were paralyzed surgically for the experiments. They were undoubtedly euthanized.How awful! No. How potentially beneficial to us!We often hear from the anti-researchers that such experiments aren’t necessary anymore. Computer programs, cell lines, and other alternatives can be used in preliminary investigations before experimenting on human subjects. True, they should be deployed when possible, but sometimes they are inadequate to the task at hand.Such as this experiment. No computer program could determine whether the gene therapy under investigation would actual work in a living organism. Cell lines wouldn’t work because that approach would be unable to test actual restoration of function.And surely, no one would support such tests on human beings at this early stage. After all, they could be lethal — as an early gene-therapy experiment was to Jesse Gelsinger, who was subjected to a safety test despite earlier monkey tests having proved lethal.So the next time animal-rights zealots mischaracterize animal research as gratuitously cruel, remember these rats and the dead monkeys that should have saved Gelsinger from death at age 18.And think about the future humans who could, one day, receive tremendous benefit from these tests if this approach eventually bears fruit — just as a similar monkey experiment in Silver Spring, Maryland, disrupted by animal-rights zealots from PETA, ultimately resulted in a wonderful rehabilitation therapy for paralyzed victims of stroke in use today around the world.Photo: Lab rats, by Jason Snyder from Washington, DC, United States [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.Cross-posted at The Corner. Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more

A Hot Seller from Discovery Institute Press, New Book Offers Intelligent Design “In a Nutshell”

first_imgRequesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell is the new book from Discovery Institute Press. It was just published yesterday and it’s already Amazon’s #1 and #2 new releases in cosmology, respectively in its paperback and Kindle editions.On a new episode of ID the Future, host Rob Crowther interviews co-author Dr. Thomas Y. Lo. The genesis of the slim and accessible Nutshell book was at a Discovery Institute Summer Seminar. Lo talked with professors and students about the idea of a concise, easy-to-understand guide to evolution and design. Before long he was joined by four others, including two PhD biologists. The resulting book covers everything from cosmology and the origin of life to irreducibly complex biological marvels. Download the podcast or listen to it here.The final chapter focuses on the mystery of the Cambrian explosion and the extraordinary Cambrian fossils of Chengjiang, China, including a firsthand account of one of the early trips there by Western scientists. That personal account is provided by one of Lo’s co-authors, University of San Francisco marine biologist Paul Chien, whom you’ll recognize from the Illustra Media documentary Darwin’s Dilemma and from Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt.Get your copy of Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell now. It’s perfect for students and adult learners alike!Photo credit: A walnut nutshell, by NordWood Themes on Unsplash. Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share TagsAmazonbiologistsCambrian fossilsChengjiangChinacosmologyDarwin’s DilemmaDarwin’s DoubtDiscovery InstituteDiscovery Institute PressevolutionEvolution and Intelligent Design in a NutshellIllustra Mediaintelligent designIrreducible ComplexityKindlemarine biologistspaperbackPaul ChienStephen MeyerSummer SeminarsThomas Y. LoUniversity of San Francisco,Trending Evolution NewsEvolution News & Science Today (EN) provides original reporting and analysis about evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues, including breaking news about scientific research. It also covers the impact of science on culture and conflicts over free speech and academic freedom in science. Finally, it fact-checks and critiques media coverage of scientific issues. Share Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Intelligent Design A Hot Seller from Discovery Institute Press, New Book Offers Intelligent Design “In a Nutshell”Evolution News @DiscoveryCSCMay 20, 2020, 1:39 PM Recommended “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guidelast_img read more

Residents Raise Safety Concerns Over Rose Crossing Traffic

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Debbie Street has heard it so many times that she barely even needs to think about what she’ll do when she hears screeching tires and a crash: She goes out to her garage, gets her ax and goes out to help another person out of the ditch, hoping that she’s not walking up on a tragedy.She says that’s life at the bottom of the hill on Rose Crossing north of Kalispell, a once-lightly used back road that is becoming a safety valve for the frequently congested West Reserve Drive.Rose Crossing is a generally straight road connecting U.S. Highway 93 near the Kalispell North Town Center and U.S. Highway 2 in Evergreen. However, near the Whitefish River, the road takes a sudden 90-degree turn down a hill. Historically, the road only went between U.S. Highway 2 and Whitefish State Road, but with the development in north Kalispell it was connected all the way across in 2017, resulting in a sudden spike in traffic, Street said. Ever since then, Street has been helping fish more and more people out of the ditch.“I am always the first one on the scene. I’m the one who picks up people out of their upside-down car, and that’s why I’m so concerned about this,” she said, adding that the most recent crash she responded to was within the last month. “I’m scared that one of these days I’m going to find someone dead.”Others have also raised concerns in letters to the editor.In 2018, Street brought her concerns to the Kalispell City Council, since it was the city that opened up the west end of Rose Crossing after that land was annexed into Kalispell. However, city officials have noted that the curves on Rose Crossing that are the root cause of the road’s issues are in the county’s jurisdiction, not the city’s.Last week, Street and an engineering consultant she hired, Mike Fraser, brought their concerns to the Flathead County Commission. As part of their presentation on Feb. 18, Street and Fraser noted the significant increase in traffic on the road. In 2012, Street and Fraser said an average of 905 vehicles used the road every day. In 2018, it had increased to 1,847 daily vehicle trips, and in 2019 it was up to 2,663 vehicle trips each day, a 44% increase in just 12 months.Street said she wants the county to conduct a full traffic impact study to create a plan to help ease the problems in the future. She said she got an estimate of what it would cost and found that it would be just $8,500.“They need to come up with a long-term plan done by actual traffic engineers, not Debbie Street,” she said.Flathead County Public Works Director David Prunty said the county is aware of the issues on Rose Crossing and has tried to improve the situation by adding concrete barriers and a motion-activated warning light that informs drivers of the turn ahead. But Prunty said there are limitations to how much the county can do.“The county has to live within the right-of-way we have, and we’re doing the best we can to deal with the traffic issues there,” he said.Street said the concrete barrier only slows people down when they’re careening over the embankment.Prunty said while the opening of the west side of Rose Crossing has contributed to traffic on the road, the real culprit is West Reserve Drive, which is heavily congested in the morning and evening. People looking to avoid West Reserve often head north for Rose Crossing. Prunty said if West Reserve was widened and had turn lanes added, especially around Whitefish Stage Road, the issues on surrounding roads might be resolved.Montana Department of Transportation District Administrator Bob Vosen said West Reserve has been identified as an area the state would like to address but that there is currently no funding earmarked for it.“It’s high on my list of projects to get done,” Vosen said. “We recognize the needs we have there.”last_img read more

Police re-issue appeal for information on serious assault in Derry earlier this month

first_img Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – July 27, 2017 Police re-issue appeal for information on serious assault in Derry earlier this month Twitter Previous articleHighland Radio once again the most listened to local radio station in IrelandNext articleSo Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane got together for a Titanic reunion photo News Highland 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Homepage BannerNews Police in Derry are appealing for information following a report of an assault in the Galliagh area of the city in the early hours of Sunday, 9 July.Police received a report on Monday, 10 July that a male, aged in his 20s, had been assaulted and sustained facial injuries as a result.Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information that would assist the investigation, to contact police at Strand Road on the non emergency number 101.center_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford last_img read more

Throwback Thursday: Ettienne Botha

first_img Post by SA Rugby magazine BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Bulls, Teams, Top headlines, Tournaments, Videos AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ After asking our readers which South African player they felt deserved at least one Test cap, we look back at the career of the late great Bulls centre Ettienne Botha, who many nominated. Throwback Thursday: Ettienne Botha Video published on April 9, 2020 ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Ugandan manufacturers strained under privatised sector

first_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Finance and Policy In East Africa, the Ugandan trade minister, Amelia Kyambadde says the unbundling of the electricity sector was a bad call. According to the Monitor, the minister’s view corresponds with the high power rates that now face large manufacturers in the country.Before the government liberalised the sector in the early 2000s, large manufacturers paid about Shs100 ($0.027) per unit compared to the Shs370.2 ($0.102) per unit they pay now, media reported. Read more…“We have made mistakes. Number one, over-liberalisation or privatisation of our utilities, for example, energy and telecoms,” Kyambadde said.She added: “[Now] you find the industries cannot afford to pay for the energy. I think we need to have a PPP [Public Private Partnership].”Kyambadde was speaking on Tuesday during a United Nations Development Programme Uganda dialogue about promoting Sustainable Industrialisation in the country.Government ownershipAlso speaking at the event was the special adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Arkebe Equbay, who attributed Ethiopia’s very end-user power tariff to the government’s ownership of the generation, transmission and distribution utilities.“Transmission and distribution is 100% state-owned. It has to be because we cannot subsidise priority sectors if transmission and distribution is not under the government,” Dr Equbay said. Read more…Power tariffs for manufacturersThis week, the national Electricity Regulatory Authority announced that power tariffs for all end-users will be going down in this quarter as part of the quarterly adjustment.ERA’s new chief executive officer, Ziria Tibalwa Waako, said: “The resultant effect is a positive inflation adjustment factor of Shs1.5 (0.00041) per kilowatt hour (kWh) for domestic consumers, Shs1.2 ($0.00033)/kWh for commercial consumers, Shs1.3 ($0.00036) /kwh for medium industrial consumers and Shs0.6 ($0.00017) /kwh for large industrial consumers…”However, media reported that the new charge for large industries is still two times higher than the $0.05, which President Yoweri Museveni has been promising industrial users.In the arriving at the end-user tariff for the next quarter, it was also noted that the Uganda Shilling appreciated against the US dollar. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector BRICS RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Generation Featured image: Chamber of Commerce Hawaii UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Previous articleNigeria to ramp up power generationNext articleGhana: ECG seeks to construct switching station Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.last_img read more