Nordoff Robbins charities merge into single UK-wide organisation

first_imgNordoff Robbins charities merge into single UK-wide organisation Melanie May | 2 October 2018 | News  92 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 “This move to merge with our sister organisation Nordoff Robbins Scotland is a significant moment in the charities’ history. It is a moment which brings with it scope for greater work, broader reach and more lives changed through music. In our hopes to achieve our objectives, we move forward stronger, and with the support of our Scottish colleagues we look to the future with vigour and confidence.” Tagged with: merger Nordoff Robbins and sister organisation Nordoff Robbins Scotland have announced that they have merged, bringing the two together to form a single UK wide Nordoff Robbins charity.The merger was finalised on 1 October. Under the merger, all staff from Scotland will be absorbed into the Nordoff Robbins staff network, keeping roles as they currently stand.Julie Whelan will continue to be CEO for the unified Nordoff Robbins charity, and senior Managers, Directors, and board members at Nordoff Robbins Scotland will now join respective leadership and board teams at Nordoff Robbins. Nordoff Robbins Scotland has also come in under the general Nordoff Robbins branding and central website.Last year the two helped almost 9,000 people through music therapy. The single Nordoff Robbins charity aims to expand its reach and help more vulnerable and isolated people.David Munns, Chair of Nordoff Robbins said:“Nordoff Robbins has always been proud to support our sister charity Nordoff Robbins Scotland and by officially joining forces we will be able to change the lives of even more people through music. I am thrilled to welcome the chair of Nordoff Robbins Scotland, Heather Gardner, to our unified Nordoff Robbins Board of Trustees, as we embark on a new and exciting journey.”Julie Whelan, CEO of Nordoff Robbins said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  91 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

An open letter to Colin Kaepernick from Toni Smith-Thompson, anti-Iraq war protester

first_imgToni Smith, in 2003, turning her back on U.S. flag.Toni Smith-Thompson is a former member of the Manhattanville College women’s basketball team who protested the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 by turning her back on the U.S. flag during the playing of the National Anthem on court.  In a written statement, she explained her actions saying: “For some time now, the inequalities that are embedded into the American system have bothered me. As they are becoming progressively worse and it is clear that the government’s priorities are not on bettering the quality of life for all of its people, but rather on expanding its own power, I cannot, in good conscience, salute the flag.”  (WW, March 6, 2003)  Below is an edited version of a letter she tweeted on Aug. 30 in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sat during the playing of the National Anthem on Aug. 25 in protest of police brutality.  You can tweet her at @mstonij for the original version.Toni Smith-Thompson today.Hey Colin, it’s Toni. Forgive my informality; it’s just that in the past three days you’ve become something of a mirror-image for me. Don’t worry, I don’t expect the feeling to be mutual. You may have heard by now that I also refused to salute the American flag during the playing of the national anthem. It was a different time and a different venue, but for similar reasons. This country has yet to fulfill on the promise of freedom and justice for all. In fact, that promise, for you, me, our brothers and sisters and ancestors, was not in the original plan of this country. This promise was granted to us as an afterthought, like the last kid to be picked during a pickup game or in gym class. Once that became clear to me  —  that Black and Brown people are still last to be picked or never picked at all to play for the American Dream, the pain of blind patriotism became greater than the consequences of stepping onto that ledge called protest.I am writing to let you know, I stand with you.You’ve got a ton on your plate right now and it’s likely to be like this for a while. I won’t pretend your story is the same as mine but perhaps this will provide even the smallest comfort or inspiration as you stand on that ledge.Perhaps being a professional athlete already in the public eye has softened your plunge into the media firestorm. That was not so for me. There was no preparation, no time to build a thick skin or refine my talking points. Worse, what I didn’t know when I faced away from the flag that first pre-season game in 2003 was that each game, each protest, would be harder than the last.Your stance instantly brought me back to that year. I am 21 again. Most of my team and I are not on speaking terms. I’ve received death wishes and death threats and, although there are cameras all over the gym, reporters calling my dorm, mail by the bushel, and people I consider friends, I am alone. I am careful with my words. I am scanning people’s judgments as I move about campus. I immunize myself to the unrelenting vitriol, which leaves little room to embrace the outpouring of support. I am a hardened shell, unrecognizable to myself as the funny, social, student I had been mere weeks before.With millions of eyes watching you and more and more at stake with each praise, each critique, it can truly feel like the weight of the world. I see no signs of you changing your mind anytime soon about your decision to sit out the national anthem. There was never a doubt for me either that my stance must continue. In fact, each criticism confirmed that. Still, there were days when I wanted it to be over. I didn’t want to be told to die in a foreign land. I didn’t want to be called slurs. I didn’t want to be threatened. I didn’t want to feel like an outcast. I just wanted to play basketball. I just wanted the crowd’s roar over a blocked shot. I wanted the hugs and high-fives of the teammates I once called family. I wanted to hang out at a bar without seeing my face on ESPN. I wanted that pit in my stomach to finally dissipate. You, too, may have those days.Just as the world was watching and waiting, each game cheering for me to rise still or buckle under the pressure, the world is watching you. But, the world is not watching the whole you. It may be your whole spirit sitting while your team stands, but that’s not what the critics see. They see a single act, which they are determined to defeat even if it means destroying your spirit in the process. I am not concerned about whether or not you will continue your protest. You’ve given your word on the matter and I believe that. It’s your spirit that concerns me, which I am speaking to now. While your protest is you, you are not your protest. You can define your protest, but don’t let it define you. You are still who you were on Friday and the world needs you to still be that, for that is the person it took to do what you’ve done, what you are still doing. The haters will attack your character, your motives, your values. They will tell tales about your life, so much so that you may start to think Google knows more about you than you do. They do this out of fear. They fear that if they ingest your message, they’ll have to wake up from the dream of equality and be moved to take action, as you have.As you become more and more infamous for your courageous protest, remember that you are still multidimensional, you will still make mistakes, and sometimes your spirit will need healing. As much as possible, reach out to family and friends. They may want to support you but don’t know how. Continue to laugh, continue to cry. Continue to use your platform to bring us all closer to freedom and justice, but don’t feel it is your job to do it alone. Your protest is not expected to fix our country’s injustices overnight. But it is an important milestone along the way.I’d like to think I knew back then that my protest would someday matter again. I hoped, without promise, that one day again the fight for justice would find its way back onto a court … or field. After all, why shouldn’t it? Oppression doesn’t happen out there somewhere, separate from our lives. It happens here and now, while we walk, work, learn, love, drive, live, and play. So then, protest must happen everywhere, too.Fight on, my brother. But don’t lose yourself. For when this chapter is over, we’ll need the whole Colin Kaepernick  —  not his hardened shell  —  to march on toward justice. And I’ll be marching with you.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Seed Consultant 3/7/2013 Evening Comment with Gary Wilhemy

first_img Seed Consultant 3/7/2013 Evening Comment with Gary Wilhemy Previous articleCorn and Soybean Planting Thoughts from Purdue ExpertsNext articleResearchers Work for Solution to Manure Spills Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultant 3/7/2013 Evening Comment with Gary Wilhemy FinancialDow up 33 at another new high but in just at 58 point rangeWTI crude $91.55 up $1.12Gold falls $7 to $1577Dollar index off 35 to 82.11Employment report estimates 160,000 new jobs and a rate unchanged to a little lowerJapanese deflation tightens even as yen falls to an 8.5% loss versus the dollar this yearOngoing sequester jawboning and continuing resolution to fund the government approach (March 27 Th for resolution)Social Security means testing is an item for debateLivestockApril cattle fall off $.45 despite the $10.50 advance in boxed beefApril hogs at a RSI of 10 staged a short covering rally of $2.70Fundamentals in hogs hardly changedLoss of buying power by Japan and Russian meat bans haunt meatsThe heavy snows of this week are melting and will be washed away by rain this weekend in the Chicago areaGrain and soybeansCorn up 3 cents and wheat 11 better firmed off of support pointsMay soybeans had but a 14 cent trading range closing 8 higherNew record highs in equities are drawing speculative interest away from commoditiesS/D report is forecast to show only minor alterations in corn, beans and wheatS. American production is seen at 52 MT of soybeans in Argentina and 83.5 Mt in BrazilWeekly export featured a 49,000 draw down in old crop corn and a 991,000 total in new beans with China taking 934,000Where the heavy snow fell the ground was not deeply frozen so the run off will be like s small deposit in the soil bankRemember over 500 counties remain on the drought list SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 7, 2013 last_img read more

McKinney to Lead Trade Mission to Southeast Asia

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 15, 2018 USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission to Southeast Asia July 16-19. He’ll be joined by U.S. business and state government leaders who are seeking to expand agricultural opportunities in Southeast Asia. The trade mission will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia, but will also include delegations of buyers from Malaysia and the Phillippines who are interested in purchasing U.S. farm and food products. “USDA trade missions are an incredible opportunity for companies looking to branch out into new markets,” McKinney says. “Participants have the chance to forge personal relationships with potential customers and learn first-hand about the ins and outs of doing business in those countries.”Like much of the rest of Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Phillippines are experiencing rapidly growing economies, rising middle-class populations, and continuing urbanization. Those are all factors that contribute to favorable conditions for U.S. export expansion. Trade mission participants include members of the Georgia and Idaho Departments of Agriculture, as well as representatives from 24 U.S. businesses. Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleHAT This Week: USDA ReportNext articleCommentary: “I live in farm country. I know how things are done.” Hoosier Ag Today Home Indiana Agriculture News McKinney to Lead Trade Mission to Southeast Asia Facebook Twitter McKinney to Lead Trade Mission to Southeast Asialast_img read more

La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Growing Families Presents “Failure to Launch”

first_img Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 7 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Subscribe Dr. Jeffrey Prater. Photo courtesy La Canada Presbyterian ChurchJoin La Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) on Sunday, October 18, at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall as Dr. Jeffrey Prater talks about the boomerang generation. Dr. Prater states, “We parents expended enormous effort to prepare ourselves for the empty nest syndrome as we anticipated our high schoolers going off to college. No sooner had we learned to adapt to, and even cherish, the quiet and solitude, than they returned home and presented us with an altogether unforeseen challenge: the crowded nest syndrome. Increasingly, this “boomerang generation” is moving back in with their parents, taking up residence with little apparent desire or capacity to become independent, self-reliant adults. What are the causes of this “failure to launch”? What can we do to encourage our young adults to break out of their dependency? And how can we help our young children now to prevent our homes from becoming the Hotel California?”Guest speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Prater, has spoken numerous times both at Growing Families and LCPC’s Parent Education program. He has a Doctorate in Psychology from Fuller Seminary and is co-founder of Integrated Learning Solutions and founder and director of Psychology Resources Consultants.Growing Families is a monthly seminar-type class at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church for parents and grandparents, led by a variety of people; some are experts in the field of child development, psychology, and education while others are parents who offer to others what has worked for their families.La Cañada Presbyterian Church, located at 626 Foothill Blvd., offers a wide range of activities throughout each week for families and people of all generations, and prides itself on making anyone who steps onto campus feel welcome. For further information, visit lacanadapc.org or call (818) 790-6708. Faith & Religion News La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Growing Families Presents “Failure to Launch” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 9, 2015 | 3:32 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Similar-Looking Ridges on Mars Have Diverse Origins

first_img Subscribe Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Science and Technology Similar-Looking Ridges on Mars Have Diverse Origins From JPL/CALTECH Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 2:38 pm More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week This view from the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows part of an area on Mars where narrow rock ridges, some as tall as a 16-story building, intersect at angles forming corners of polygons. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of ArizonaThin, blade-like walls, some as tall as a 16-story building, dominate a previously undocumented network of intersecting ridges on Mars, found in images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.The simplest explanation for these impressive ridges is that lava flowed into pre-existing fractures in the ground and later resisted erosion better than material around them.A new survey of polygon-forming ridges on Mars examines this network in the Medusae Fossae region straddling the planet’s equator and similar-looking networks in other regions of the Red Planet.“Finding these ridges in the Medusae Fossae region set me on a quest to find all the types of polygonal ridges on Mars,” said Laura Kerber of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, lead author of the survey report published this month in the journal Icarus.The pattern is sometimes called boxwork ridges. Raised lines intersect as the outlines of multiple adjoining rectangles, pentagons, triangles or other polygons. Despite the similarity in shape, these networks differ in origin and vary in scale from inches to miles.Small and Large ExamplesMars rover missions have found small versions they have been able to inspect up close. Some of these polygonal ridges, such as at “Garden City” seen by Curiosity, are veins deposited by mineral-laden groundwater moving through underground fissures, long before erosion exposed the veins. Curiosity recently also imaged small boxwork ridges that likely originated as mud cracks.At the other end of the size scale, ridges outline several rectangles each more than a mile (more than 2 kilometers) wide at a location called “Inca City” near Mars’ south pole. These may have resulted from impact-related faults underground, with fractures filled by rising lava that hardened and was later exposed by erosion.“Polygonal ridges can be formed in several different ways, and some of them are really key to understanding the history of early Mars,” Kerber said. “Many of these ridges are mineral veins, and mineral veins tell us that water was circulating underground.”Polygonal ridges in the Nilosyrtis Mensae region of northern Mars may hold clues about ancient wet, possibly warm environments. Examples of them found so far tend to be in the same areas as water-related clues such as minerals that form in hot springs, clay-mineral layers and channels carved by ancient streams. A larger sample is needed to test this hypothesis.Volunteers SoughtKerber is seeking help from the public through a citizen-science project using images of Mars from the Context Camera (CTX) on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.“We’re asking for volunteers to search for more polygonal ridges,” she said. Finding as-yet-unidentified polygonal ridges in CTX images could improve understanding about their relationship to other features and also will help guide future observations with the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera to reveal details of the ridge networks.This citizen-science program, called Planet Four: Ridges, began Jan. 17 on a platform released by the Zooniverse, which hosts dozens of projects that enlist people worldwide to contribute to discoveries in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology. More information is at:http://ridges.planetfour.orgOther Zooniverse Mars projects using data from CTX and HiRISE have drawn participation from more than 150,000 volunteers.On Earth, too, polygonal ridges have diverse origins. Examples include grand walls of lava that hardened underground then were exposed by erosion, and small ridge networks inside limestone caves, where erosion can be chemical as well as physical.With CTX, HiRISE and four other instruments, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been investigating Mars since 2006.Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, built and operates CTX. The University of Arizona, Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colorado. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the orbiter and collaborates with JPL to operate it. For additional information about the project, visit http://mars.nasa.gov/mro 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newslast_img read more

Veracyte Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results

first_img TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Previous articleEATYALL Launches New Program that Provides Resources to Chefs and Sampling Opportunities for FarmersNext articleVisa Expands Digital Currency Roadmap with First Boulevard Digital AIM Web Support SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) today announced preliminary results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020. The company expects to report total revenue of between $34.0 million and $35.0 million and product and testing volume of between 13,000 and 13,200 tests for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020, an increase of 16% and 14% at the midpoint of the range, respectively, compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. The company expects to report total revenue of between $117.0 million and $118.0 million and product and testing volume of between 44,400 and 44,600 tests for the full year ended 2020, compared to $120.4 million and 40,292 tests for full-year 2019. In addition, the company expects to report cash and cash equivalents of between $345.0 million and $350.0 million as of December 31, 2020. “We continued the strong rebound in our business during the fourth quarter, with revenue and genomic testing and product volume exceeding pre-pandemic levels,” said Bonnie Anderson, Veracyte’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Moreover, I am incredibly proud of our team’s performance throughout 2020 as we advanced our vision of improving outcomes for patients all over the world at every step of their journey. With our comprehensive menu of advanced genomic tests that address unmet needs across the care continuum, our platform for serving global markets and our robust pipeline, we believe we are well-positioned for long-term, sustained growth.” The preliminary revenue and cash information presented in this press release is based on Veracyte’s current expectations, is unaudited and may be adjusted as a result of, among other things, the completion of Veracyte’s quarterly and annual financial closing procedures and audit by Veracyte’s independent registered public accounting firm. Actual results may differ materially from those disclosed in this press release. Veracyte will report its full financial results and other metrics during its fourth quarter and full-year 2020 financial results later this month. About Veracyte Veracyte (Nasdaq: VCYT) is a global genomic diagnostics company that improves patient care by providing answers to clinical questions, informing diagnosis and treatment decisions throughout the patient journey in cancer and other diseases. The company’s growing menu of genomic tests leverage advances in genomic science and technology, enabling patients to avoid risky, costly diagnostic procedures and quicken time to appropriate treatment. The company’s tests in thyroid cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are available to patients and its lymphoma subtyping test is in development. With Veracyte’s exclusive global license to a best-in-class diagnostics instrument platform, the company is positioned to deliver its tests to patients worldwide. Veracyte is based in South San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit www.veracyte.com and follow the company on Twitter (@veracyte). Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, our statements related to our financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2020. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: “appears,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “expect,” “believe,” “should,” “may,” “will” and similar references to future periods. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from our predictions, and include, but are not limited to: Veracyte’s ability to achieve and maintain Medicare coverage for its tests; the benefits of Veracyte’s tests, the applicability of clinical results to actual outcomes and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Veracyte’s business and performance. Factors that may impact these forward-looking statements can be found in Item 1A – “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 25, 2020 and in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 2, 2020. A copy of these documents can be found at the Investors section of our website at www.veracyte.com. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and Veracyte specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements or reasons why actual results might differ, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Veracyte, Afirma, Percepta, Envisia, Prosigna, “Know by Design” and the Veracyte, Afirma, Percepta, Envisia and Prosigna logos are registered trademarks in the U.S. and selected countries. We have common law rights and pending trademark applications for LymphMark and “More About You.” View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005340/en/ CONTACT: Tracy Morris Vice President of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations 650-380-4413 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ONCOLOGY MEDICAL SUPPLIES MEDICAL DEVICES HEALTH GENETICS BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Veracyte, Inc Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 07:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 07:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005340/encenter_img Local NewsBusiness Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Veracyte Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Resultslast_img read more

Allahabad High Court Directs Govt To Provide Free Of Cost Treatment To A Poor Lady Suffering From Breast Cancer

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court Directs Govt To Provide Free Of Cost Treatment To A Poor Lady Suffering From Breast Cancer Nupur Thapliyal10 Feb 2021 10:56 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the State Government and the Hospital authorities to carry out free of cost medical treatment to a poor lady suffering from breast cancer, unable to afford the treatment due to lack of income and funds. A division bench comprising of Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya and Justice Manish Kumar gave the order.The petition was filed by one…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the State Government and the Hospital authorities to carry out free of cost medical treatment to a poor lady suffering from breast cancer, unable to afford the treatment due to lack of income and funds. A division bench comprising of Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya and Justice Manish Kumar gave the order.The petition was filed by one Sauhard Lakhanpal seeking financial help for his mother who was suffering from Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma, a form of breast cancer, in order to undergo her medical treatment. According to the petitioner, owing to the expensive cost involved in the treatment and the family income being negligible, it was asserted that the family was facing a gigantic risk of treatment. The High Court vide order dated 01.02.2021 appointed Adv. Murli Manohar Srivastava as amicus curiae in the matter for assisting the court. The estimated cost of treatment provided by the King George’s Medical University, Lucknow (KGMU) was Rs. 1,50,000. The petitioner was granted Rs. 75,000 from the CM’s Discretionary Funds as a grant on 15th July 2020. However, due to shortage of funds, the petitioner was unable to continue with the treatment.The counsel appearing on behalf of the State Government informed the Court that the government has made provisions for providing free of cost treatment to cancer patients. The slab includes BPL cardholders, people holding upto 3.25 acres of land or whose annual income is less than Rs. 35,000. In submitting so, he relied on the 2013 Rules which provide that State Medical Colleges and other Autonomous Medical Institutions will provide free of charge medical facility for treatment of incurable diseases and in case any further facility is required for treatment, the treating Institution/Medical College is required to refer the patient for treatment to other Institutes/Medical Colleges. In view of this, the Court issued the following directions: 1. Petitioner’s mother shall be admitted in the Surgical Oncology Department of KGMU within three days and shall be provided appropriate bed where her treatment shall start forthwith. 2. Whatever diagnostic tests/examinations are required and facility for which are available at KGMU, the same shall be conducted and performed at KGMU itself. In case any requisite diagnostic test or any other medical examination facility is not available at KGMU, patient may be referred to Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya Institute of Medical Sciences. 3. The Senior Medical Superintendent of the Hospitals at KGMU shall personally coordinate with the Chief Medical Superintendent at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya Institute of Medical Sciences, in case there arises any such requirement in the process of the treatment of the petitioner’s mother. 4. The entire treatment, including the medicines, medical equipments and medical diagnostic test/examination etc. of the patient shall be provided free of charge in terms of the provisions contained in Rules, 2013. The amount released for treatment of the petitioner’s mother from the Chief Ministers Discretionary Funds may be utilized for the said purpose. The case is now listed on 24th March 2021. The Court also directed the Chief Medical Superintendent of Hospitals at KGMU to submit a report on the next date of hearing giving details of the steps taken for the treatment.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Delhi High Court Seeks Status Report In Plea Seeking Constitution of SIT To Investigate Into Alleged Digital Fraud And Click Fraud Scam By Facebook

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Seeks Status Report In Plea Seeking Constitution of SIT To Investigate Into Alleged Digital Fraud And Click Fraud Scam By Facebook Nupur Thapliyal1 April 2021 6:44 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court recently sought Delhi Police Cyber Cell’s status report in a plea pertaining to alleged click fraud and other digital criminal frauds hatched by Facebook thereby seeking directions on Union of India, Delhi Police and Cyber Crime Cell to jointly constitute a Special Investigation Unit (SIT) for investigating into the complaint made by the petitioner company. The petition…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court recently sought Delhi Police Cyber Cell’s status report in a plea pertaining to alleged click fraud and other digital criminal frauds hatched by Facebook thereby seeking directions on Union of India, Delhi Police and Cyber Crime Cell to jointly constitute a Special Investigation Unit (SIT) for investigating into the complaint made by the petitioner company. The petition also alleges that this might be the “biggest click fraud scam of India” having serious impact on economy thus requiring a fair and speedy investigation. Justice Anu Malhotra vide order dated 24th March 2021 asked the Cyber Crime Cell to file the status report and listed the matter for further hearing on 15th April 2021. The development came in a petition filed by Vas Data Services Pvt. Ltd., a company running its operations through www.yepme.com, alleging that Facebook, after misusing its dominating position in the clickable advertisement industry, has caused wrongful losses to the petitioner company resulting in its unlawful gains.The petitioner company has been represented through Senior Advocate Maninder Singh along with other Advocates namely Gaurav Singh, Aekta Vats, Anuj Singh, Vediccaa Ramdanee and Anant Singh.According to petitioner company, it has been alleged that on being induced by Facebook’s market reputation and “tall claims”, it had availed the ad services from Facebook. However, in the event of any Facebook user clicking the petitioner’s advertisement, majority of them ended up on the petitioner’s web page due to which increase in traffic of prospective customers could not be achieved.”It is respectfully submitted that the present writ petition is being preferred by the petitioner, which is one such e-commerce platform viz www.yepme.com, inter alia to highlight the fraudulent and clandestine manner in which facebook.com, a social media website, has admittedly indulged in cheating with knowledge that wrongful loss may ensue to persons and has induced its customers, such as the Petitioner, to pay for ad-services knowing that it was faulty thereby resulting in huge financial losses and affecting its fundamental right to carry on its trade and business.” The petition reads. Petitioner’s Complaint Against Facebook With Cyber Cell The petitioner company, on the account of availing Facebook’s services since 2011, made periodic payments on the number of clicks landing on its website on the basis of invoices submitted by Facebook. However, after noticing a drop in sales despite huge traffic as projected by Facebook and being shocked by its “illegal and mala fide acts”, the petitioner registered an FIR against Facebook with Delhi Police’s Cyber Cell in 2019. The said complaint was filed on 18th February 2019 under sec. 415, 417, 418 read with 120B of IPC and sec. 66 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. It was however alleged by the petitioner company that the Cyber Crime Cell did not lodge register the FR despite the complaint being filed under cognizable offences. Justice Malhotra in its order dated 24th March 2021 however recorded that on a specific query asked by the Court to Delhi Police and Cyber Crime Cell, it was informed that the said complaint had already been closed. Constitution of SIT in Larger Public Interest Apart from the allegations with regards to digital fraud alleged against Facebook, the petition also seeks constitution of an immediate SIT within the mandate of Lalita Kumari judgment to carry out a fair, just and impartial investigation under the umbrella of an FIR. “The injury is large and under a well planned conspiracy, directors, sleeping partners and affiliates etc. deceived the petitioners by fraudulently and dishonestly inducing them to deliver their hard earned money thereby causing injury to not only mind body and property but also right to life, liberty, dignity and trade guaranteed under Article 19 & 21 and bringing the petitioner to screeching halt. This also indicates a larger conspiracy which may have even impacted public money.” The petition states. Furthermore, the petition reads: “Because this may be the biggest click fraud scam of India and has serious impact on economy thus requires fair-speedy investigation. Rule of law must be upheld and ensure that guilty is punished in accordance with Law notwithstanding their status. Hence, it should be investigated by CBI, ED and SFIO. It is necessary to state that fair, speedy and complete investigation is integral part of Article 21. Petitioners don’t hope complete investigations if it remains in hands of State Police as real conspirators are powerful corporations with influence.” The petition sets out the following prayers: 1. Issue directions to Respondent No.3 to submit its detailed status report before the Hon’ble Court clearly laying down the action taken till date against the proposed Accused and to bring on record the entire case file including the documents received from the Accused persons if any. 2. Issue directions by way of a suitable writ to the Respondent No.1-3 to jointly constitute a Special Investigation Unit (SIT) under the able guidance of senior level officials of all concerned and handover the investigation in the captioned complaint to the SIT. 3. Issue directions to the SIT constituted to lodge the report and investigate the matter. 4. Issue directions to Respondent No.1 to set up a body/ Authority specifically dealing with digital frauds being carried out on digital platforms in order to safeguard the rights of the stakeholders and to submit a detailed proposal before the Hon’ble Court with respect to the same. 5. Pass any such order or further order(s) in favour of the Petitioner, which this Hon’ble Court may deem fit and proper in the facts and circumstances of the case as well as in the interest of justice. Click Here To Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Tory victory could jeopardise Equality Bill

first_imgTory victory could jeopardise Equality BillBy Kat Baker on 12 Jun 2009 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. A Conservative victory in the next general election could mean the Equality Bill will never be properly implemented, the minister taking the Bill through Parliament has told Personnel Today. Solicitor general Vera Baird has voiced concern that although the Bill would be likely to gain Royal Assent in March 2010, the Tories could repeal it when they came to power. David Cameron’s party voted against the Bill at its second reading in May. Baird said: “We will get the Bill through parliament unless there is a general election before March, so it will become law. If we were to be not elected again, there is a very serious worry that the Equality Bill wouldn’t be implemented. [The Conservatives] could repeal the legislation.” Janice Shersby, director of policy at the Government Equalities Office, responsible for the Bill, admitted last week that although it would gain Royal Assent next March, some provisions would not be timetabled to come into force until autumn 2010, to give employers time to adjust to the new law. The Bill reached committee stage earlier this month, with amendments up for debate that include Liberal Democrat equality spokeswoman Lynne Featherstone’s proposal to ban names from CVs, and a clause to force employers to report their gender pay gap from 2013. Other provisions in the Bill include the ban on secrecy clauses that prevent staff from talking about pay, and using public procurement to promote equality. The Bill is tabled to be debated in committee stage until 18 June, when, if successful, it will enter report stage for possible further amendments.last_img read more