FAQs: What you need to know about the Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm

first_img The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Biogen’s new Alzheimer’s drug, a decision with far-reaching implications for patients, clinicians, and others. Here’s a rundown on some basic questions and answers about the drug, known as Aduhelm.Who can get the drug?The drug, tested in patients with mild cognitive impairment, is approved for patients with Alzheimer’s. They will need an MRI within one year of starting treatment and will also have to undergo more MRIs during treatment. About the Author Reprints Alex Hogan/STAT 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. @cooney_liz Biotech What’s included? General Assignment Reporter Liz focuses on cancer, biomedical engineering, and how patients feel the effects of Covid-19. Tags biotechnologydementia Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTEDcenter_img Elizabeth Cooney GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What is it? By Elizabeth Cooney June 7, 2021 Reprints [email protected] FAQs: What you need to know about the Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm Log In | Learn More last_img read more

IIROC and FSCO sign disciplinary information-sharing agreement

first_imgJames Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator The arrangement aims to bolster investor protection, and addresses the long-standing fragmentation between the oversight of the securities and insurance sectors.Under the MOU, IIROC and FSCO may also conduct joint investigations, and share information in cases where both regulators are investigating a particular rep’s conduct.“Ontario investors will benefit from the protections provided by our increased collaboration,” says Andrew Kriegler, president and CEO of IIROC, in a statement. “Investors must be protected from disciplined individuals who might seek to avoid sanctions and continue working in another part of the financial services industry.”IIROC notes that the deal with FSCO follows a similar agreement with the Chambre de la sécurité financière that was signed back in November 2015. IIROC also has information-sharing arrangements with more than a dozen other Canadian and international regulators. It is also pursuing more of these sorts of agreements “to improve the consistency and effectiveness of the regulatory system.”Last year, a government review panel’s preliminary report recommended merging FSCO and the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO) into a single regulatory agency, with an independent tribunal. The committee’s final report is due to be released in the spring.See: A larger, stronger insurance regulator“The lines that once clearly delineated the various financial services industries are being blurred as the sector evolves and more individuals become active in multiple areas,” adds Brian Mills, interim CEO and superintendent of Financial Services in Ontario. “Greater cooperation and coordination between regulators is becoming an increasingly important part of our work to protect consumers.” Keywords EnforcementCompanies Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Related newscenter_img PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Discipline in the securities industry will trigger a review of insurance industry approval in Ontario under a deal between the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO).IIROC and FSCO announced on Wednesday the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that not only facilitates information sharing between the regulators, but will also see disciplinary decisions by one regulator trigger a review of a disciplined rep’s activities by the other regulator. These reciprocal reviews will include examining the rep’s suitability for licensing or registration, and may lead to further disciplinary action, they note. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media BFI investors plead for firm’s salelast_img read more

1,501 Cases Completed by Legal Aid Council in 2007

first_imgRelated1,501 Cases Completed by Legal Aid Council in 2007 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Legal Aid Council is reporting a total of 1,501 completed cases brought before the courts in 2007, compared with 1,487 cases in 2006, as the Ministry of Justice attempts to carry out its mission of making justice more accessible for all.Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council, Glen Cruickshank made the disclosure in an interview with JIS News on May 20.Of the 1,501 completed cases brought before the courts last year, 457 went to the Resident Magistrate (RM) Court, up from 383 in 2006; 438 went to Duty Counsel, representing an increase from 374; 355 was heard in the Gun Court, down from 419; 228 went to the Circuit Court, down from 273; and 23 were heard in the Appeal Court, representing a decrease from 38 in 2006.According to Mr. Cruickshank, the increase in the number of completed cases heard in the RM Court was due to the fact that the RM Court was the first point of entry to the justice system.“I would say that since the RM Court is the entry level to the criminal justice system, you find most of the offences like wounding, larceny, assaults and to a lesser extent malicious destruction of property are being brought before the RM Court [and as a result] you have had an increase in those offences [going to that court,]” he explained.The statistics provided by the Legal Aid Council indicate that the Gun Court, Circuit Court and the Appeal Court all registered decreases in the number of completed cases, with the Appeal Court registering the least.In an effort to explain the decreases seen in these courts, which usually deal with the more serious offences, the Executive Director pointed out that it had to do with the number of mediation processes now in force in the judicial system.In terms of the completed cases which went to Duty Counsel, he informed that the persons who benefited from legal aid were those who had been charged with a criminal offence punishable by imprisonment and whose financial resources did not allow them to employ a private lawyer.“As you know, legal fees do not come cheap and before a person can be granted legal aid, he or she is interviewed by an officer at the Courts office or the legal aid clinic and he or she is assessed as to the amount of contribution that [they] can make to the legal aid fund,” Mr. Cruickshank said.He also explained further, that although legal aid was a contributory scheme, persons who were unable to contribute would still benefit from the service.“It is a contributory scheme and persons are required to contribute according to their means. The underlying principle is that no one should be refused legal aid, so even if he/she cannot contribute, they would still be assigned an attorney who will represent them in court,” he added.The Legal Aid Council is the body that has been set up under the Legal Aid Act to oversee the provision of legal aid islandwide.Mr. Cruickshank called on persons requesting the service to visit any of the two clinics that the Legal Aid Council supervises in Kingston and Montego Bay, or a Court in their area. Related1,501 Cases Completed by Legal Aid Council in 2007 Related1,501 Cases Completed by Legal Aid Council in 2007center_img Advertisements 1,501 Cases Completed by Legal Aid Council in 2007 UncategorizedMay 23, 2008last_img read more

Op-ed: Washington state’s massive rulemaking is strangling businesses and must be reined in

first_imgRep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, represents the 17th Legislative District and is the ranking Republican of the House Local Government Committee. She has also been a small business owner.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Rep. Paul Harris receives National Distinguished Advocacy Award Next : Local prevention groups to collect unwanted meds in Clark CountyAdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabel Name*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). 1 CommentOldest Newest Most Voted Inline FeedbacksView all comments Name*Email*Website Op-ed: Washington state’s massive rulemaking is strangling businesses and must be reined inPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, October 3, 2019in: Columns, Opinionshare 0 Rep. Vicki Kraft: ‘I’ve been concerned how these tax increases affect us locally, especially our smaller businesses operating on razor-thin margins’  Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this Op-ed piece are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com.Rep. Vicki KraftRep. Vicki Kraft, R-17During the final three days of the 105-day legislative session in April, more than $2 billion in new and higher taxes were approved by majority Democrats. These included new and increased business and occupation taxes on more than 90,000 employers and certain banks, a graduated real estate excise tax on both residential and commercial sales, a higher tax on oil, ending the sales tax exemption for Oregonians and changing it into an annual remittance program.Because Oregon is so close to Southwest Washington’s 17th Legislative District, which I represent, I’ve been concerned how these tax increases affect us locally, especially our smaller businesses operating on razor-thin margins. This summer I talked with business owners throughout the district and heard something unexpected. Yes, the tax increases are increasingly burdensome. However, many said the biggest obstacle they struggle against is the ever-changing and growing amount of regulations added to their plates every year.Surprising, but as I investigated further, it makes sense. Consider this: Washington has 23,715 pages of administrative code, written and adopted by state agencies – nearly 8,000 pages of which have been added since 2001. They are lengthy, confusing and sometimes conflicting, yet the state says everyone, including employers, are responsible for knowing and following these rules.The Revised Code of Washington – laws created by the state Legislature – total 14,021 pages. These laws increase every time the Legislature completes a session. During the 2019 session, 2,278 bills were introduced and 204 became law.Some larger employers have hired compliance officers to keep up with the changes and ensure they are following current laws and state administrative code. However, that’s impossible for smaller Mom and Pop businesses, who do not have the resources of a larger company and find themselves buried in tax reporting paperwork and evolving regulatory requirements.One business owner recently told me he has taken on more of the administrative aspects of the business just to ensure compliance. This should never be. An owner should be able to focus on what they do best – growing the business.In 2018, I introduced House Bill 2351, which would have reduced business and occupation tax filing frequency and tax reporting administrative paperwork for small business owners. I couldn’t even get a hearing on the bill, so unfortunately, these bureaucratic requirements continue. Now add the new Washington state tax increases. It’s no wonder businesses are considering a move to Oregon or Idaho.Most recently, the Department of Labor and Industries proposed a new exempt overtime threshold that would reach $79,872 by 2026. This “super minimum wage” is more than three times the current exemption threshold and would be permanently set at 2.5 times the minimum wage. This could force thousands of salaried employees to be converted into hourly workers as small businesses struggle to survive.Regulatory reform rarely gains a high profile at the state Capitol, primarily given the current makeup of the Legislature and because it is so difficult to remove or change a regulation once it’s placed on the law books. In fact, the last major effort in the state Legislature to slow the growth of regulations was 26 years ago. However, employers tell me overregulation is killing them and it is time to seriously re-examine the endless rule-making process in Washington.Why should we care? Because every struggling employer creates a job in our state that pays the wages to support our families. The compounding effect of new taxes and regulations in Washington makes it increasingly difficult for small businesses to survive and nearly impossible for new businesses to gain a foothold in our state. Oregon is just across the river and Idaho is not that far away.If you operate a business in Washington state, I’d like to hear your views. What is the biggest government-related obstacle getting in your way, preventing your expansion, or making you consider other venues besides Washington? What can our state do to help foster new economic development, new businesses and new family-supporting jobs?Send me an email – [email protected] or reach out to me from my website: RepresentativeVickiKraft.com. Together, we can lift these burdens, rein in excessive rulemaking, and create a better economy in Washington for our families and our future.Rep. Vicki Kraft17th Legislative District I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree guestLabellast_img read more

The Hyundai i30 Fastback N is a fun-to-drive car we can’t have

first_imgTrending in Canada Unfortunately it’s not likely that the i30 Fastback N will come to North America, because we already have the Veloster N. But we can always hope, right? The hatch and fastback also share the same engine, which means you get 247 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, more than adequate for a car this small. If you opt for the performance package, the horses jump up to 271. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback NHandout, Hyundai Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback NHandout, Hyundai Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback NHandout, Hyundai Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback NHandout, Hyundai Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback NHandout, Hyundai Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback NHandout, Hyundai Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback NHandout, Hyundai Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback NHandout, Hyundai Power only goes to the front wheels, but it gets their by way of a six-speed manual transmission, and will take you up to a top speed of 250 km/h. Highway speeds happen in around 6.1 seconds in the performance version, and in 6.4 for the base model.Electronic torque-vectoring, rev-matching, and five different drive modes also come standard. RELATED TAGSHyundaiVelosterNews We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N  Handout / Hyundai PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca center_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Hyundai has just dropped another bombshell in a line of small sporty vehicles that we can’t have in North America (not yet anyway), and it’s called the i30 Fastback N.Based on the Europe-only i30N Hatchback, it looks almost identical to that not-so-high-performance car from the front, but swing around to the back and you’ll see a longer rear end, and a swooping roofline that meets at the trunk with a ducktail-esque spoiler.The fastback also gets a new rear bumper, and dual-exit exhaust. Up front you have the same angry face, red splitter, and a blacked-out grille with “N” badge. The interior for the fastback also remains the same as the hatch. See More Videos advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Time Inc. Executive To Give Crosman Memorial Lecture

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 7, 1998 James R. Gaines, a corporate editor at Time Inc., will deliver the 1998 Ralph L. Crosman Memorial Lecture, titled “A Fine Mess: Journalism in the Age of Monica,” on Wednesday, April 22, in the Old Main Chapel at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 5 p.m. A reception will follow in the Heritage Center on the third floor of Old Main. As Time’s corporate editor, Gaines is responsible for creating new businesses in TV, new media, education, books and custom publishing, which use Time’s editorial resources. He is the third-highest ranking editorial executive at Time and has also been the magazine’s managing editor and the managing editor of both Life and People magazines. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder has sponsored the Crosman lecture since 1953. Ralph L. Crosman was the first director of the journalism program. He died in 1948.last_img read more

Portea launches healthcare service for above 65 years age

first_img News Add Comment Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Share By EH News Bureau on April 8, 2019 Portea launches healthcare service for above 65 years age Read Article MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Services are currently available in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, ChennaiPortea, a consumer healthcare brand has launched a healthcare service for people above 65 years of age. The service line is called Portea Health Prime and is designed to address the comprehensive health monitoring needs of elders.The population of seniors in the country is growing rapidly and many of them have one or more chronic conditions. This combined by the fact that most of them live on their own, and not with extended families, makes their healthcare management a rapidly growing challenge.Children living abroad, or in other cities, desire to attend to their parents’ health, however, struggle to do so due to their busy lives.Through the Portea Health Prime membership, Portea offers every family a doctor that is constantly monitoring their health needs. The doctor would carry out a comprehensive assessment and create a customised plan for the couple. The membership comes with additional benefits like access to Portea’s exclusive Care Club, Hospital partners and a tailor made social calendar for seniors. The health manager who is a single point of contact assigned to the family then ensures that the customised plan is delivered seamlessly to the family. That apart any other health needs are attended to, either at home or at a hospital as appropriate. The health manager becomes the go to person for the children, helping them manage their parents’ health in a stress free manner.Speaking about this, Meena Ganesh, MD, CEO, Portea Medical, said, “In the last 5 years, we’ve served more than 100,000 elderly patients, and the one common thread in all the cases is that the families feel that if someone had medically monitored their elders better, they would have lead a more independent and healthy lives. People need a partner in effective care of their elders’ health. This is the need that Portea Health Prime will address by assigning a health manager to each member, who will then work with the patient’s family and their consulting doctors. We’ll also tie-up with NGOs and event agencies, to create workshops and events for the enrolled members, to enable growing elder communities in the key cities.”Portea has currently introduced these services in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, and Chennai. The new offering is developed by Portea’s doctors, geriatric consultants, and follows international protocols designed for geriatric care. Digitalised health records; integrated reportsand sophisticated monitoring systems will use technology to medically superior patient experience. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” above 65 yearsPorteaPortea Health Prime Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Related Posts Comments (0) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

Masterclass series on Designing Better Healthcare for People

first_imgMasterclass series on Designing Better Healthcare for People Related Posts Registrations open for sessions on September 24, 29 and October 1, from 4pm-5pmDextrus, a shared workspace in Mumbai in collaboration with UnLtd India, a launchpad for early-stage social entrepreneurs, brings to you a masterclass series “Designing Better Healthcare for People”. The series will showcase futuristic healthcare innovations by some of the leading healthcare innovators. These online masterclasses will be held on September 24, 29 and October 1, from 4pm-5pm. EXPRESS HEALTHCARE is the official press partner for the series.The current crisis has exposed the urgency to expedite innovation and technological integration, in bringing creative solutions to India’s need for healthcare reform. It is critical to look at the role innovation has to play in overcoming barriers and making healthcare services more inclusive and far sighted – a necessity if any industry is to do more than simply meet the immediate demands of a crisis.This masterclass series is aimed at highlighting some of these creative solutions that are doing just that!The pandemic has caused a lot of us to change the way we live and work. Due to the restrictions put in place as a response to the need of social distancing, it has been a challenge to engage, track and educate the underserved and inaccessible populations of the country. How can the government, the frontline workers and the social impact enablers reach out to these populations without mobility? This is where open source technological solutions can play a pivotal role in bridging the gap in delivering sustainable healthcare impact.The first masterclass, ‘Designing tools for delivering last mile impact’ hosted by Dimagi on September 24,  is designed to guide you through some of the path breaking work by them around designing, building and launching ICT4D systems and CommCare which their largest mobile data collection platform which is enabling governments globally in their city-wide contact tracing efforts.While there are open source digital platforms that are ensuring healthcare efficiency and accountability, robots have emerged as a crucial part of the world’s response to pandemics. Robots can’t fall sick or catch infection, hence it is proving to be a very effective solution in handling high risk jobs where humans could be at risk of exposure.Lack of testing kits, and hundreds of thousands of asymptomatic carriers of the virus is posing a challenge to track the extent of the outbreak.The second masterclass, ‘Designing healthcare systems to prevent and detect future outbreaks:  A story of Robots, Poop and COVID!’ hosted by Fluid Robotics on September 29, will highlight how robotic technology can be expanded to detect new as well as recurring infections thus helping the healthcare system to prevent or prepare for further outbreaks. Investing in such technologically advanced systems can benefit manpower-strapped agencies to channel their resources to effectively provide healthcare without the burden of identification and detection.While the robotics and the digi-tech world is crusading to reform and enhance the healthcare systems, every time the world is hit by a disaster there rises an army of people who conceptualise, innovate and implement initiatives that have impacted national and global support systems. Frugal and scalable innovation along with mobilising resources and maker communities on a national level to save the world, is the third masterclass hosted by Makers Asylum on October 1.For more information, and to join these masterclasses visit http://bit.ly/healthcaremasterclass, or email [email protected] Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Designing Better Healthcare for PeopleDextrusDimagiFluid RoboticsMakers AsylumMasterclassUnLtd India Comments (0) Share Read Article By EH News Bureau on September 22, 2020 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News Upcoming Events Add Commentlast_img read more

Commuters, operators welcome new downtown transport system

first_imgCommuters, operators welcome new downtown transport system TransportJanuary 17, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding opened the long-anticipated Municipal Transport Centre in downtown Kingston on Saturday (January 15), with strong support from both commuters and transport operators. Mr. Golding described the opening of the centre and the new public transportation system envisaged by the Transport Authority to go with it as, “a significant advance in the rationalization of public transportation in downtown Kingston”. Transport Operators welcomed the development as a major improvement over previously existing facilities for the private buses and route taxis, and members of the public celebrated the new shuttle service which will take them to and from the centre every four to eight minutes. Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Mike Henry, urged the cooperation of the respective public transport operators, as the Government works to restore dignity to the system. “Although the vision of transportation is to add dignity, it is also to recognize those drivers who are involved with robots to become legal; to ensure they get their routes, to ensure that the routes work according to the productivity that must flow,” Mr. Henry said. The minister emphasized the need for a seamless flow of commute. This flow, he noted, is part of the connectivity that the new downtown Kingston transportation system seeks to offer, through the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Shuttle Service, which will ensure seamless movement. The Shuttle system will be offered daily between the hours of 5 a.m. and 11 p.m., connecting the three major termination points – Terminal One, Water Lane, Pechon Street and Parade – with major routes. Commuters are promised a waiting period of four minutes during peak hours and six to eight minutes in off peak hours. Mr. Henry said that this vision will continue to unfold through upcoming announcements about the railway, and its part in the vision of a multi-modal transportation system. He noted that the newly opened facility, and the launch of the new system, is the first phase of a process, and encouraged persons to support the system as it goes through the “teething pains” over coming days.   “In the final analysis, it is the citizens of Kingston and the citizens of Jamaica who will ensure that we can produce the kind of transportation system that is related to the kind of city that we are,” he noted.   The implementation of the new transportation system forms part of phase one of a 20-year development plan, being spearheaded by the UDC. This phase has already seen the construction of a bus park, the upgrading of the St. William Grant Park and improvements to the market district. Pointing to the key role that the downtown market district will play in the redevelopment process and the economic growth of the nation, General Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Joy Douglas, highlighted that the market district was not just an area of vending, “but the largest business incubator in the  English-speaking Caribbean.” “The system that we have very carefully examined, crafted and which is a work in progress, is in fact intended to rebuild downtown Kingston, and bring attention to the tremendous economic and investment opportunities that exist downtown,” she said. She assured the nation that within a few months of the new transportation system, persons can expect to “see a continued rapid improvement in the system in Downtown Kingston and in the investment climate of downtown Kingston.” Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Desmond McKenzie, praised the efforts of the UDC as the lead agency in the renewal, and pledged his continued support of the redevelopment initiative. The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will manage the Transport Centre. CONTACT: LATOYA PENNANT/BALFORD HENRY Advertisements RelatedCommuters, operators welcome new downtown transport systemcenter_img RelatedCommuters, operators welcome new downtown transport system RelatedCommuters, operators welcome new downtown transport systemlast_img read more

EC appeals court ruling on Hutchison, O2 UK merger

first_img Author EC details AI regulation plan Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more Italy woes continue to hamper CK Hutchison unit CK HutchisonEuropean CommissionO2 UK Home EC appeals court ruling on Hutchison, O2 UK merger Yanitsa Boyadzhieva Tags Previous ArticleOrange stays strong at homeNext ArticleTelefonica finds Costa Rica buyer, virus hits earnings Telefonica, Liberty Global to finalise UK merger AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 30 JUL 2020 The European Commission (EC) reportedly intended to challenge a ruling by the General Court of the European Union (EU) which annulled a Commission decision to block a merger between O2 UK and CK Hutchison’s 3 UK.Reuters reported the Commission planned to appeal to the bloc’s Court of Justice regarding the decision of the General Court which found no harm in a merger between O2 UK and CK Hutchison, reversing an earlier decision by the EC which blocked the tie-up.A EC representative told the media outlet the General Court had made “a number of errors of law” which raised legal issues including around the role of efficiencies, the standard of proof and the limits of the court’s control.A final ruling could take several years, Reuters stated.The General Court’s decision overturned a block on a deal imposed by the EC in 2016  due to concerns over competition, pricing and service quality. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Relatedlast_img read more