Ed Miliband tells David Cameron he is “getting excuses in early” with global economy warning

first_img Ed Miliband has accused the David Cameron of “getting his excuses in early” with warnings of “red lights flashing on the global economy”. The Prime Minister wrote in the Guardian today that in the midst of a global slowdown, the UK must stick to the government’s long-term economic plan which he said has seen the country prosper. Cameron later told MPs in the House of Commons that the UK and the US were “leading the pack” when it came to economic growth. Chancellor George Osborne, who will deliver his Autumn Statement on December 3, echoed the sentiment.  He said: “Although the British economy is performing well we’re not immune to these things happening in the world.” However, in the Commons Miliband argued that the economy was “great for a few people at the top” but was failing to deliver for the majority. He told the Prime Minister: Today you tell us there are red lights flashing in the global economy. I think that is what is known as getting your excuses in early. You used to tell us that the problems in the British economy were all to do with the British government and nothing to do with international factors. Now, you want to tell us that on your watch they’re all to do with international factors and nothing to do with the British government. You have to gone from saying everything is fixed thanks to you, to everything is not fixed but is nothing to do with you. All along you should have been listening to the British people who see deep problems in an economy not working for them. Isn’t it time you stopped blaming everybody else for an economy that’s great for a few people at the top but isn’t delivering for most working people? Earlier this month a set of survey data published by Lloyds Bank revealed that output growth had slowed in six of the nine English regions. According to the results of the purchasing managers’ index, overall growth lost momentum between September and October of this year. Tags: David Cameron People whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Ed Miliband tells David Cameron he is “getting excuses in early” with global economy warning center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health Dave Monday 17 November 2014 4:18 pm Show Comments ▼ Joe Hall last_img read more

Facebook just unveiled a messaging app for businesses

first_img Tags: Facebook Share whatsapp Facebook just unveiled a messaging app for businesses whatsapp center_img Facebook is looking to bring make business a social experience, with Business on Messenger. Unveiled today at Facebook’s F8 conference in San Francisco, it describes itself as enhancing “communications and interactions between people and business.” The idea is that customers can maintain relations with companies during after the commercial transactions. Facebooks said:People can have rich and personal conversations with businesses. For example, after purchasing something from a website, people can choose to receive updates in Messenger and continue their conversation with the business in the app.What is more, customers can communicate with the business during the order process, getting information on deliveries and changing or modifying requests.Facebook is working hard to beef-up its messenger app in other ways too. The social media giant announced at its F8 conference in San Francisco that it is introducing a platform to allow other apps to integrate with messenger, opening it up to GIFs, videos, pictures, and audio clips, as well as emojis. Messenger has an estimated 600m monthly users.   Billy Ehrenberg Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 25 March 2015 5:29 pmlast_img read more

New superbug in China threatens to defeat last-resort antibiotics

first_imgHealthNew superbug in China threatens to defeat last-resort antibiotics @HelenBranswell By Helen Branswell Nov. 18, 2015 Reprints Tags antibioticsbacteriainfectious disease Helen Branswell If the resistance spreads, it will seriously limit the treatment options available to doctors facing antibiotic-resistant infections, said Dr. Jean Patel, acting director of the office of antimicrobial resistance at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Patel was not involved in the study.The scientists — from the South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou, the China Agricultural University in Beijing, and other institutions — called the resistance gene mcr-1. Reporting in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, they described the emergence of mcr-1 as “the breach of the last group of antibiotics” by plasmid-mediated resistance.advertisement About the Author Reprints Experts have been warning for a while that the bell is tolling for the end of the antibiotic era, presaging a time when infections won’t be treatable with the drugs that have changed modern medicine. On Wednesday, that ominous knell got a little bit louder.Chinese and British scientists reported that they have found a strain of Escherichia coli that is resistant to colistin, the antibiotic of last resort for gram-negative bacteria such as E. coli. The resistant bacteria were found in pigs, raw pork meat, and in a small number of people in China.It’s not the first time colistin resistance has been spotted, but this time the phenomenon comes with a nasty twist. The resistance is conferred by a gene found on a plasmid, a portable piece of DNA. That’s alarming because plasmids can both transfer within a family of bugs and to other families of bacteria as well.advertisement Senior Writer, Infectious Disease Helen covers issues broadly related to infectious diseases, including outbreaks, preparedness, research, and vaccine development. The mcr-1 gene can move among E. coli bacteria, the scientists reported. But it can also go into other bacteria — Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa — and give those bugs the capacity to resist colistin, too.A member of the polymyxin class of antibiotics, colistin is an old drug that was rarely used for decades because there were other antibiotic options that have fewer side effects.But as antibiotic resistance has increased, the drug has become a critical part of the armamentarium; in 2012 the World Health Organization designated it as critically important for human medicine.Experts have insisted it should be preserved for people and should not be employed in agricultural operations, where vast quantities of antibiotics are fed to animals as growth promoters. And yet, in China, the drug is used more in animal production than it is on people, said Timothy Walsh, a medical microbiologist from Cardiff University in Wales, and one of the authors of this paper.“We needed to have definitive borders between antibiotics that are used in human medicine and those that are used in the veterinary sector,” said Walsh, who was also involved in the discovery of another dangerous plasmid-mediated resistance gene, NDM-1. “That mantra should be universal and strictly adhered to.”Walsh told STAT in an interview that he and his co-authors will meet next week with government officials to try to persuade China to ban agricultural use of colistin.After finding the mcr-1 gene in one pig, the authors of the new study conducted a survey, finding the gene in 166 of 804 pigs tested at slaughterhouses and in 78 of 523 samples of raw meat. They also found it in E. coli bacteria isolated from a small number of hospitalized people in China; it was present in 1 percent of 1,322 samples they tested.Dr. Amesh Adalja is a Pittsburgh-based infectious diseases physician who has seen one of his patients die because of a completely drug-resistant lung infection. He thinks doctors will have to get used to that sense of helplessness going forward. Adalja, a spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, said the plasmid-mediated nature of mcr-1 is “particularly scary” because of the potential for spread.But the CDC’s Patel cautioned that just because something has the potential to spread doesn’t always mean that it will. She noted that a few years ago, Staphylococcus aureus strains emerged that were resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin. In that case, too, the resistance was plasmid-mediated. Vancomycin is a mainstay in the treatment of staph infections, which are among the most common infections around. The discovery led to dire predictions. And they proved to be wrong.“That’s our classic example where we were very, very concerned and then it didn’t spread,” said Patel. Nonetheless, she noted, the CDC will need to ramp up surveillance for mcr-1. Scientists have found a strain of E. coli that is resistant to colistin, the antibiotic of last resort. NIHlast_img read more

Outlook positive for big banks: DBRS

first_imgIn fiscal 2018, the Big Six banks saw earnings rise by 7.4%, as revenue rose across most business lines, and ongoing efforts to boost efficiency continued to produce results.These same forces are largely in place for the year ahead, but DBRS also sees a variety of downside risks. Those risk range from domestic issues such as household debt levels and overheated housing markets, to threats facing the global economy, including oil price volatility, trade tensions and other geopolitical risks.“While economic conditions currently remain favourable in Canada and globally, DBRS notes various systemic vulnerabilities that could moderate earnings growth for the large Canadian banks in [fiscal] 2019,” the report states. “DBRS remains concerned over highly leveraged Canadian consumers, elevated housing prices in the GVA and GTA and the rapid growth in commercial lending. Moreover, numerous risks to the positive global economic outlook persist.”The report indicates that the contribution from the banks’ market-sensitive businesses, such as wealth management, may come under pressure in the year ahead. “Continued market volatility and declining equity prices would have an adverse impact on underwriting activity and average client fee-based assets, which would result in lower revenue growth for these businesses.”Notwithstanding these threats, the rating agency says, the impacts are expected to be fairly modest, given the banks’ well-diversified business models. It also notes that the asset quality remains strong, and that the big banks are well positioned to absorb an increase in credit losses, should such losses materialize.In terms of the banks’ credit ratings, DBRS continues to have a “positive” outlook on the long-term ratings of Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank, with “stable” outlooks for the rest of the Big Six. Keywords Credit ratingsCompanies DBRS Related news The outlook for the Big Six Canadian banks remains positive for 2019, but a growing set of risks is lurking, says DBRS Ltd. in a new report.The rating agency says it expects solid earnings growth from the big banks in the year ahead, powered by “generally favourable” underlying economic conditions and their expanding international businesses, which DBRS expects will provide a growing share of revenue. New acquisition bolsters climate risk capacity for Moody’s James Langton Adapting brokerage sector looks stable for 2020, Fitch says Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Downtown office buildings Toronto elovkoff/123RF Banks impacted by court ruling on oil well cleanups, Moody’s sayslast_img read more

CU Director Eldridge Greer Elected To Counseling Board Of Governors

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 11, 2002 Eldridge Greer, director of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been elected to the board of governors of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. Greer was elected to a three-year term and will be responsible for shaping diversity issues for counseling centers nationwide. “I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to provide this support to college counseling centers and their directors,” Greer said. “It is another way that we’re able to help students succeed.” Greer has worked at CU-Boulder since 1994. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the department of psychiatry at the CU Health Sciences Center. Greer became director of Counseling and Psychological Services: A Multicultural Center in 1999 and is involved with several advisory boards including co-chairing the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs. He also is a member of the Sexual Harassment Advisory Board, the African-American Leadership Initiatives Program and the Women’s Resource Center Honorary Board. He is an active speaker, instructor and panelist on multicultural and social justice issues. The Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors is a nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to promote the institutional and practice needs and interests of university and college counseling centers. The organization currently represents 500 higher education institutions. For additional information on Counseling and Psychological Services visit the Web site at http://www.colorado.edu/sacs/counseling. For more information on AUCCCD visit http://www.aucccd.org.last_img read more

From Student Affairs: Supporting students of concern

first_img Published: Sept. 24, 2018 At times, a student may exhibit behavior that is concerning, though you may not be aware of the cause. Even if a nagging feeling in your gut is all you have to go on, pay attention to it. Below are some examples of concerning behavior and tips on how you can help.Signs of concerning behaviorExamples of concerning behavior include, but are not limited to:Changes in academic performance, class attendance or quality of schoolworkChanges in behavior, appearance, hygiene, etc.Appearing excessively sleepy or hyperactive or exhibiting mood swingsAppearing fearful, anxious, nervous or angryDemonstrating irrational, reckless and/or bizarre behaviorLoss of energy, interest and motivationDisturbing content in papers, assignments or emailsExpressing internalized negative feelings of oneselfHow you can helpDon’t Ignore ItFor information on reporting, getting support and more on how to help, visit the Don’t Ignore It website. The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) is committed to preventing and eliminating discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct by offering prevention education as well as informal and formal investigations of policy violations.Whenever possible, talk with the student in private. During the conversation, here are some things you can do to help and things to avoid:Show care and concern for the student and base the conversation on what you have observed.Treat the situation as serious and avoid passing judgement. Do not speak to the student in a derogatory manner or lecture the student.Give examples of behaviors the student has exhibited that worry you.Be supportive and encourage the student to receive help.Do not tell the student what to do—it is best to provide options and choices.Do not take on the responsibility of caring for the student.Responsible employees who become aware of sexual misconduct, discrimination or harassment involving any member of the CU community must report it to the OIEC. Do not agree to be bound by the promise of confidentiality.Support resources for faculty and staffIf you notice bizarre, threatening or any other concerning behaviors, contact Student Support and Case Management (SSCM) immediately to ensure the safety of the student and the campus community.SSCM staff serve as the primary resource for managing student issues, providing intervention and crisis prevention. The case managers coordinate with other CU Boulder departments and facilitate communication to and from the Student of Concern Team (SOCT), which reviews more elevated student cases involving serious safety issues.Categories:From Student AffairsSafetyCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Tropical Storm Watch in effect – Tomas begins to turn

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for Jamaica as Tropical Depression Tomas reorganizes itself. This means that tropical storm conditions now pose a possible threat to the island within 48 hours.At 1:00 p.m. the centre of Tropical Depression Tomas was located near Latitude 14.8 degrees North, Longitude 75.0 degrees West; about 370 km (230 miles) south-southeast of Morant Point, Jamaica or 505 km (315 miles) southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.Tomas is now moving towards the north-northwest near 11 km/h (7 mph). A turn towards the north and then north-northeast is expected over the next 48 hours.Maximum sustained winds are near 55 km/h (35 mph), with higher gusts; however, re-strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Tomas could regain tropical storm strength by Thursday.On the current forecast track, Tomas is expected to move past the east coast of Jamaica by late Thursday on its way towards Haiti. The system is forecast to be a tropical storm during that time. Satellite imagery shows that Tomas has become disorganized; however, reconnaissance aircraft has confirmed the location of its centre within a broad area of low-pressure. Rainfall associated with the system could start affecting Jamaica as early as this evening, starting with southern and eastern parishes. Showers and possible thunderstorms should increase on Thursday and Friday as the system moves closer to the island. Gusty winds reaching near tropical storm force could be experienced over sections of eastern parishes on Friday.All small craft operators including fishers from the cays and banks should by now have completed all the necessary safety precautions and are advised to remain in safe harbour until all warning messages have been lifted and wind and sea conditions have returned to normal.The Meteorological Service continues to monitor the progress of this system, and all interests should pay special attention to further Releases. RelatedTropical Storm Watch in effect – Tomas begins to turn Tropical Storm Watch in effect – Tomas begins to turn Office of the Prime MinisterNovember 3, 2010 RelatedTropical Storm Watch in effect – Tomas begins to turncenter_img RelatedTropical Storm Watch in effect – Tomas begins to turn Advertisementslast_img read more

Samsung, Google in frame for Nokia healthcare buy

first_img Author Steve Costello GoogleNokiaSamsungWithings Tags Related Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Home Samsung, Google in frame for Nokia healthcare buy KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 APR 2018 Samsung is reported to be in the race to buy Nokia’s healthcare business, alongside Google and several French businesses, with suggestions French authorities are keeping an eye on the process.Nokia said it was reviewing its options for the unit earlier this year, which “may or may not” result in a transaction. But with the division having previously been identified as a focus for the company, this alone was an indication that all was not going well.Le Monde reported a number of companies are eyeing the business, including a mixture of European and international players. And while Google and Samsung have size on their side, it is believed the French authorities are watching closely due to the strategic importance of the digital health market.There is a clear French link: Nokia’s health play was bolstered by the 2016 acquisition of devices company Withings, which was based in the country. A significant number of workers are still employed in France.Le Monde said any buyer is likely to pay less for the business than Nokia’s acquisition of Withings, which was €170 million.It is also not clear if Nokia will keep a stake in the business, so it retains some exposure to what is generally perceived as an important market, or if it intends to hold on to some assets away from the consumer devices operation. Previous ArticleIndia localisation model pays off for GoogleNext ArticleAT&T continues prep for 5G networks Nokia makes AI move with Microsoftlast_img read more

Older man assaulted in his home in Newtownstewart

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 4, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleDangerous state of footpaths in Glenties raised in DáilNext articleNorth records 10 additional Covid related deaths and 412 new cases News Highland Older man assaulted in his home in Newtownstewart Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Google+ A man has been assaulted after two men broke into his home in Newtownstewart.At around 7pm on Tuesday evening the two men entered the property at Millbrook Lane and assaulted the older man leaving him with sustained significant facial injuries and a suspected broken jaw.Anyone who was in the area and saw anything suspicious is asked to contact police.last_img read more

De Klerk: Boks will need to contend with Lions’ kicking game

first_img Aaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndo Published on May 11, 2021 Combat Siege GamePlay this Game for 1 Minute and see why everyone is addicted.Combat Siege Game|SponsoredSponsoredUndo De Klerk: Boks will need to contend with Lions’ kicking game ‘ Faf de Klerk fully expects the British & Irish Lions to present a powerful kicking game in the series against the Springboks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.The B&I Lions tour to South Africa is set to start with a clash with the Lions on 3 July in Johannesburg, while the final two Tests are set to be hosted at FNB Stadium on 31 July and 7 August.Last week, Lions coach Warren Gatland unveiled his squad for the tour to South Africa, rewarding veteran Wales flyhalf Dan Biggar with a call-up while omitting Johnny Sexton.There is a strong suspicion that Gatland could well opt to start with Biggar at 10, while Owen Farrell may slot in at inside centre where he has generally been deployed by England coach Eddie Jones.ALSO READ: Rassie responds to claim Boks are ‘lucky’ world champsWith two B&I Lions Tests set to be played on the highveld, Gatland has spoken openly about the plans being put in place to ensure the team is able to acclimatise to the conditions.The Lions coach will also be fully aware of just how the highveld air impacts kicking range out of hand and at goal, as well as exit strategies.For the Springboks, De Klerk and Handre Pollard offer a left- and right-foot kicking option, while fullback Willie le Roux possesses a versatile kicking game. Coming off the bench, Frans Steyn could offer a real threat with his right-foot rocket launchers.In an exclusive interview with SA Rugby magazine, De Klerk said he certainly expects the Lions to boast a multi-faceted aerial game that the Boks would need to be able to cope with.‘Looking at some of the players, obviously a lot of the teams in the UK come with a really strong kicking strategy – so I’m certain the Lions will bring a great kicking game and that’s something we are definitely going to have to make plans to deal with.‘It’s always going to be a massive physical battle. Those guys are playing for a lot, so there’s definitely going to be a lot of intensity going into those Test matches.‘At the end of the day, we are going to have to figure out how they want to play against us through selection. I’m very sure that the management staff has done a lot of work on how Gatland likes to coach his teams and I think that would be pretty similar going into how he would coach the Lions side.’If one thinks back to the Boks’ 2019 World Cup semi-final against Wales – then coached by Gatland – the Springbok management identified just how prolific their kicking game was.Ultimately, the Boks refused to lose patience, and engaged Wales with a sequence of contestable kicks in a contest that was ultimately defined by the aerial battle.It will be fascinating to see what strategies the Lions and Boks have been cooking up behind the scenes, but De Klerk says he has full faith in the plans that would be put in place.‘When we do get together, there’s obviously going to be a lot of detail we will need to absorb in a short space of time. But if I know the coaching staff back home, they’ll have been planning for years. I have full confidence in that, and the plans that will be put in place.‘The way all our sessions are run is really good, and we never go into a game underprepared. If you also compare it to the Lions squad coming over to South Africa, they are also not going to have a lot of time together. So, it’s going to be pretty much an even playing field on that front.’ALSO READ: What’s in our latest issue?Subscribe here Post by Craig Lewis ‘ AirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysio|SponsoredSponsoredUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Why Andre Esterhuizen is set for another banSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in News, Springboks, Top headlines, Top story center_img Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeFormer England wing wing Ugo Monye says Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe is one of the most devastating runners in the game ever.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online Game|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDental Care For Seniors On Medicare | Sponsored ListingsSee what full mouth dental implants may cost youDental Care For Seniors On Medicare | Sponsored Listings|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ ‘  212  38 Faf de Klerk kicks against Wales ‘ 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|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more