Innovent starts China’s first trial of a novel cancer immunotherapy

first_img About the Author Reprints Biotech Innovent starts China’s first trial of a novel cancer immunotherapy Human oral squamous carcinoma cell Anne Weston/Francis Crick Institute/Wellcome Cancer drug developer Innovent Biologics started an early-stage clinical trial for its monoclonal antibody IBI939, the first anti-TIGIT drug to be tested in China.The Suzhou biotech is hoping to develop the antibody into a potential treatment for advanced forms of cancer, either as a monotherapy or in combination with Tyvyt, its approved PD-1 drug for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Log In | Learn More What is it? By Jonathan Chan June 2, 2020 Reprints Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. 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’s included? [email protected] 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. GET STARTED @JChanPharma Jonathan Chan Tags biotechnologycancerChinaSTAT+last_img read more

Invest in community-based organizations to put health dollars where they are really needed

first_img Related: Leave this field empty if you’re human: With basic needs met, the men can start to address any underlying chronic conditions exacerbated by homelessness and reduce relapses that send them back to the hospital for another costly stay. Through its value-based payment arrangement with AmeriHealth and other plans in the market, Volunteers for America Chesapeake and Carolinas can secure revenue based on successful outcomes.The thousands of community-based organizations in the U.S. represent an untapped source of health care value, waiting to be identified, properly compensated, and scaled up. There is also strong growth in the $500 billion impact investing market, which aims to generate positive social and environmental results along with financial returns. The evolution of value-based payments for human and social service providers will increasingly allow them to tap into the pool of impact capital to expand their footprints.While investors are important to this growing industry, the critical foundational work is being done by managed care and community-based organizations: the former by investing in prevention and reducing low-value health care spending, and the latter by creating more innovative programs where performance is tied to specific and measurable outcomes.Their efforts could be accelerated by continued pressure from state Medicaid agencies in the form of rules, bidding processes, and contracts that encourage managed care organizations to invest in partnerships and programs that focus on holistic health needs and deliver better outcomes at lower cost.In the midst of a pandemic and a surge in unemployment that is rapidly adding to the ranks of the needy, we should seize this opportunity. Redirecting resources to services that clearly drive better health can make big improvements in people’s lives, reduce overall health care spending, and help insulate millions of Americans from this crisis — and others to come.Eric Letsinger is the founder and CEO and Alison Rein is vice president of health and human services at Quantified Ventures, which works with managed care organizations and community-based organizations to create and finance programs that address social determinants of health. [email protected] [email protected] Increases in federal spending have traditionally been viewed as the remedy for this resource shortfall, but those proposals end up competing for scarce discretionary dollars and usually come up short. And if recent events teach us nothing else, we can’t afford a strategy of wait and hope.Instead, we need to see more managed care organizations rewarding community programs that deliver results. When health care companies pay community-based organizations to achieve outcomes, everybody wins: The recipients of the services are healthier and happier, health care spending decreases, and community-based organizations have service contracts that provide the solid financial platform they need to fully meet their missions.The real magic happens when community-based organizations use the income from these service contracts to borrow money, scale up operations, and invest more deeply in the communities they serve. The model can spark a virtuous cycle of payment based on outcomes while creating a revenue engine that is self-sustaining and independent of traditional funding sources.Right now, those with the biggest incentives to partner in this way with community-based organizations are Medicaid managed care organizations. These are health plans that contract with states to provide for the delivery of Medicaid health benefits and additional services at fixed payment rates. As Medicaid managed care organizations assume increasing responsibility for managing the health and cost of Medicaid beneficiaries in 41 states, more are seeking contracts with community-based organizations to increase spending on prevention and reduce spending on “sick care.”This trend is being accelerated by state Medicaid agencies like those in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, and Ohio that are looking to managed care organizations to invest in solutions that address the underlying causes of poor health, including food and housing insecurity.Covid-19 is putting far more pressure on states, and therefore on managed care organizations, to do more with less. And as jobless claims and Medicaid rolls expand, many of the needs of those new plan members are likely to be best addressed through programs offered by community-based organizations. This should serve as both a wake-up call and a massive opportunity for managed care organizations and community-based organizations to innovate new service and payment models together.That’s what’s happening in Washington, D.C., where the nonprofit Volunteers for America Chesapeake and Carolinas is working with managed care partner AmeriHealth Caritas D.C. to create a new care model for homeless men in which the provider is paid for improving health outcomes for participants and reducing health plan costs. Instead of going back to the streets or a shelter after a hospital stay, plan members are offered temporary housing in a community setting where they can get the medical care needed to recover as well as substance-use counseling and support to access more stable housing. @QuantifiedVTS Medically tailored meals save lives. Health plans should cover their cost First OpinionInvest in community-based organizations to put health dollars where they are really needed Yet programs like these operate on razor-thin margins and are supported by a patchwork of grants, donations, and government contracts that rarely cover actual program costs. This impedes innovation, expansion, and long-term planning. The lack of sustainable funding also inhibits widespread adoption of these solutions as service providers are unable to invest in infrastructure and attract the support of payers who require scale to comfortably contract out their services. Georgette Penzavecchia (left) delivers bags of groceries to a home health care worker caring for a senior in her home in Stamford, Conn. Local government and seniors aid organization SilverSouce have partnered to provide weekly food deliveries to seniors in Stamford to help keep them fed and stay at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. John Moore/Getty Images @QuantifiedVTS Privacy Policy If it wasn’t already clear that the U.S. does a poor job of investing in things that keep people healthy, the coronavirus crisis and its disproportionate effects on people of color has made this abundantly clear — even though we spend more per capita on health care than any other nation.If we could tie more of that investment to low-cost preventive services that deliver positive health outcomes, we could keep more people healthy in “normal” times as well as during a pandemic. The Trust for America’s Health has estimated that community-based interventions in areas like obesity prevention, wellness screening, asthma prevention, and pedestrian safety could return more than $5 for every dollar invested.Take Meals on Wheels. It provides a crucial service for home-bound seniors in the form of the “More than a Meal” program. By coupling food delivery with a short social visit and check around the home, it has been shown to help seniors avoid expensive trips to the hospital and support their ability to live at home as they desire instead of moving into costly nursing facilities.advertisement About the Authors Reprints Eric Letsinger To change this problematic cycle, we need new ways to channel funding to these underresourced community-based organizations and provide them with the capital they need to expand the essential services they offer, especially to vulnerable populations.advertisement Alison Rein By Eric Letsinger and Alison Rein July 15, 2020 Reprints Please enter a valid email address. Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. Tags financeMedicaidlast_img read more

Coming for the king: Keytruda dominates the immunotherapy market, but challengers are lining up

first_img 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. What’s included? Coming for the king: Keytruda dominates the immunotherapy market, but challengers are lining up About the Author Reprints “You come at the king, you best not miss.”— Omar Little in “The Wire”Keytruda is the immunotherapy king. In the U.S., the Merck anti-PD1 checkpoint inhibitor is approved to treat 16 cancers and has 26 indications overall. Sales were $11 billion in 2019 and $6.7 billion through the first half of this year. Keytruda is not only the most successful cancer drug ever developed, but it ranks among the best medicines ever. Biotech Log In | Learn More @adamfeuerstein Tags biotechnologycancerSTAT+ GET STARTEDcenter_img Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Scanning electron micrograph of a cell cultured lung cancer cell. Anne Weston/Francis Crick Institute via Wellcome What is it? Adam Feuerstein By Adam Feuerstein Sept. 22, 2020 Reprints [email protected] Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. 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.last_img read more

Moment in Time: Durrow says ‘Howya’ with their 2009 festival

first_img Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleJOB VACANCY: The Legal Aid Board are seeking to recruit a temporary clerical officer in PortlaoiseNext articleLaois minor camogs top off incredible season with Leinster crown Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Pinterest Twitter Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA GAA Held on International Friendship Day, the atmosphere in Durrow was electric.Face painting, puppet show, children’s talent competition, fun sports events for adults and the Moyne Polo club summer tournament were just a few of the activities on display.Popular among senior citizens was a nostalgia evening held at Castle Durrow.Despite showers, people came prepared and the wet weather didn’t put a dampner on the fun.Marquees were put in place for the crowds to enjoy free entertainment including the Wacky Entertainers and Michael Jackson Tribute. One of the most popular events of the festival was the ‘Handshake for Hospice’, an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the world’s longest handshake.Brothers Seán and Ger Conroy shook hands from 5am until 4pm, a whopping 11 hours, smashing the previous record by an hour.“It was a massive test of endurance but I never doubted their mental ability to do it”, said Mr Sheppard.The brothers had to face each other and shake hands constantly while being observed and recorded by a nurse and stewards.A Guinness Book of Record was present, provided by the brothers’ uncle to remember their own grandfather Tommy Murphy’s record for world’s longest puck in hurling – 129 yards.The event was in aid of Laois Hospice and we have some great photos taken by Alf Harvey of the event below:Durrow Brothers Ger (left) and Sean Conroy celebrate after they create a new World handshake record at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Sheila, Br’d and Carmen Roberts at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Jackie and Tony Campion at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Aoife Phelan and Jenny McDonnell at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Liz and Kirsty Dowling with Jade and Siobhan McCarney at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Enjoying the music at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Enjoying the music at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Cormac O’Grady and Fiona O’Donoghue at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Darren and Clodagh Cooney at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.A full square for the music at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Watching Durrow Brothers Ger and Sean Conroy celebrate after they create a new World handshake record at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Enjoying the bumpers at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Aaron Holohan enjoying the rides at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Having fun at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Enjoying themselves at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Ava and Ellen Robbois at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Daragh Ryan on the amusements at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Enjoying the music at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Durrow Brothers Ger (left) and Sean Conroy celebrate after they create a new World handshake record at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Sam and Anne Vaugh with Jimmy Stapleton at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Molly and Katelyn Cummins at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Jodie and Ellen Deegan, Stradbally at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Sarah Broderick and Hannah Collier at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Abbey Starnes, Valerie Daly and Alanna Starnes at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Having fun at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Babs Conroy (mother of the Conroy brothers handshake World record holders) Joe Murphy and Dave Conroy at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Stephen and David Ryan at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.Enjoying themselves at the Durrow Laois “Howya” Festival.Picture: Alf Harvey.SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Some classic photos from the Castletown Vintage Rally in 2009 TAGS2009DurrowMoment in Time Facebook For the week that’s in it with another very successful Durrow Scarecrow festival taking place, we thought we’d look back at an equally charming event in Durrow 10 years ago; the Howya Festival.Taking place in August 2009, the festival attracted a massive crowd of all ages.The Chairperson, Hugh Sheppard, described it as ‘one of the best festivals since the early days of the carnival’. Pinterest By Siun Lennon – 4th August 2019 GAA Facebook Home We Are Laois Moment in Time Moment in Time: Durrow says ‘Howya’ with their 2009 festival We Are LaoisMoment in Time WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Moment in Time: Durrow says ‘Howya’ with their 2009 festival 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Residents call state bluff on tablet technology

first_imgThe “Myohyang” tablet (left). Kim Il Sung’s birthday absent on the tablet’s calendar application (right). SHARE AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Residents call state bluff on tablet technology Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News By Daily NK – 2016.07.22 4:22pm center_img NewsEconomyTechnology Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store News Facebook Twitter The tablet computer “Myohyang,” lauded in North Korean state media as the product of  homegrown technology, features a calendar absent of two of the country’s most significant holidays: the respective birthdays of former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Naturally, this has raised suspicions that the tablet may actually be a foreign product outfitted for the North Korean market, Daily NK has learned. Released last year by the company Pyongje, “Myohyang”–which comes preset with Mt. Paektu’s Lake Cheonji as the background image– houses applications allowing users to read and archive pieces online [the intranet] from state mouthpieces including Rodong Sinmun and Uriminzokkiri, and a camera that can also record video. However, according to a source in North Pyongan Province, “it’s inconceivable that a product made in the North would not mark the Day of the Sun [Kim Il Sung’s birthday] nor the Day of the Shining Star [Kim Jong Il’s birthday].” This news was corroborated by additional sources in South Pyongan Province and Pyongyang.Moreover, most of the tablet’s applications appear in Chinese, including the calendar, which features Chinese characters instead of the usual English or Korean.“Everyone points out that it’s hard to understand why Chinese characters would be used for a domestic product,” she said.  “Unless [the state] is just to try to make things deliberately harder for people for some reason, the simplest explanation is the most rational: the North doesn’t have the technology to override and alter the [Chinese] programs.”“But most people think the missing holiday on the calendar is just an oversight because adding it in couldn’t have been that complex,” she added. Likewise, the Korean language dictionary function on the tablet contains an entry for the “Day of the Sun,” lending further weight to the mistake theory and prompting sardonic university students to call it “a sign that the most powerful propaganda machine in the world is losing its edge.”Irrespective of its origins and limitations, the dictionary is one of the most popular features of the tablet. The application boasts a cache of over 120,000 words, available in seconds at the user’s convenience, unlike the unwieldy, outdated, and rarely consulted bound version. The Grand People’s Study House (central library in Pyongyang) and Kim Il Sung University websites are also said to be popular resources for research purposes, according to the source.“Quite a number of curious college students are using the tool to look up terms like human rights, market economy, succession, Seoul, Pyongyang [no entry, see photo below], and historic incidents to compare the state-sanctioned definition [and their connotation in state media] with the situation on the ground,” she said, adding that some are even bold enough to use memory sticks to secretly read illegal foreign books on their new devices. News “Myohyang’s” Korean dictionary lacks an entry for the  North Korean capital, Pyongyang; however, the South Korean capital, Seoul, has an entry.  When Pyongyang is entered, into the search function, the first result to appear is “Pyongyang Naengmyun (cold noodles)”last_img read more

New high-tech truck to help with rescues in Blue Mountains

first_imgNew high-tech truck to help with rescues in Blue Mountains A new state-of-the-art Police Rescue truck, equipped with a high-tech vertical winch and a drone, will be rolled out today in the Blue Mountains.The Hino 1424 Medium Rigid Crew Cab is the first of a new fleet of heavy vehicle trucks being delivered to the Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit across metropolitan and regional locations in NSW.The vehicles are outfitted with the latest specialist equipment such as drones, a vertical rescue ascender, 100 tonne hydraulic cylinders, extended duration breathing apparatus, and road crash rescue hydraulics with electric rewind reels.Police will use the vertical rescue ascender, along with a remotely piloted aircraft (drone), for rescue and recovery operations in hard-to-reach areas, such as on cliffs and in bushland.2020 was a busy year for Police Rescue in the Blue Mountains area, which saw an influx of outdoor enthusiasts following lockdowns and amid border closures.Mr Elliott said this is the first of 11 new heavy rescue trucks that will be delivered to metropolitan and regional locations across the state.“This is a major investment by the NSW Government to support the important work of our police rescue officers. It will pay dividends for years to come, providing a responsive and well-equipped rescue capability to serve the people of NSW,” Mr Elliott said.“This new rescue truck in the Blue Mountains is part of the replacement of the state’s Heavy Rescue fleet which will deliver 11 vehicles to the areas that need them.”The trucks are being delivered as part of the major capital program “Specialised Vehicle Replacement” over multiple years, which finishes in 2022 with a total program budget of $6.750m.The lighter, custom made trucks have seating for six people and will replace the Medium Rescue truck.With enhanced equipment storage, the Hino 1424 Medium Rigid Crew Cab has been designed by operators to ensure improved accessibility to equipment and has been fitted with the most up-to-date technology.“The Heavy Rescue trucks have been purpose-built based on the specifications of our rescue officers,” said Commander of Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics, Assistant Commissioner Mark Walton APM.“Initial testing has been very positive, and we are confident that this new class of rescue truck will greatly assist our officers to deliver enhanced rescue responses across the state.”Key features of the new Heavy Rescue truck include:• Galvanised steel sub-frame body• Remotely piloted aircraft (drone)• Vertical rescue ascender• GPS Road-Routing estimated time-of-arrival• Touch screen electrical operation• 16,500-pound bulbar mounted recovery winch• Equipment storage ergonomics with out and down drawer systems and retractable side steps.The NSW Police Force will take delivery all outstanding heavy rescue trucks over the course of 2021, with six to be based in metropolitan locations and five regionally located.Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Accessibility, aircraft, Australia, Blue Mountains, Commissioner, Electric, Government, GPS, incident, Investment, New South Wales, NSW, NSW Police, operation, police, purpose-built, technology, terrorism, Waltonlast_img read more

The Miller Family Announces Release of The Pillars Wines: Three Historically…

first_imgEmail Pinterest Linkedin Share Facebook Twitter TAGSBien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estate WinesThornhill Companies ReddIt AdvertisementSanta Maria, CA – The Miller family, owners and stewards of the Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills Estates, are pleased to announce the release of The Pillars, a selection of three historically inspired wines from the most exceptional parcels within Bien Nacido Vineyard.Since Bien Nacido Vineyard’s inception in 1973, the most impressive parcels of the vineyard have commanded the highest demand and demonstrated the greatest quality. It’s with this understanding that, after 45 years, the Miller Family has decided to craft these three special wines, anchored in the rich history of Bien Nacido and appropriately called the Pillars to represent the foundation of the winemaking program. “The Pillars Wines were created to honor our family’s history, leadership and vision for growing the world’s best grapes and producing the highest quality wines from the Bien Nacido Estate,” shares Nicholas Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The name was really inspired by the pillars of our family.”“The Captain pays homage to our grandfather, Captain Robert Miller, who was the anchor of our family,” explains Miller. “It’s from the highest elevation Pinot Noir vineyard in Bien Nacido and serves as a compass for achieving our goals for excellence.”Old Vines, labeled LXXIII to represent ‘73, is produced from the original vines planted by patriarch Steve Miller and his brother Bob. “Even after 45 years of climatic stress, these vines are still producing quality fruit and serve as a beacon of resiliency,” explains Marshall Miller, Vice President of Operations.XO Syrah is sourced from the X Block, which was planted in the 1980s – the very first cool climate planting of Syrah in California – and functions as a reminder that Syrah from Santa Barbara County rivals the best of France’s Hermitage. “We hope it inspires a new generation of winemakers to have the confidence to grow exceptional Syrah in our region,” says Trey Fletcher, Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills winemaker.Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estates are part of The Thornhill Companies, the industry-leading umbrella brand owned by the Miller Family – one of California’s premier winegrowing families who have been farming California’s Central Coast for five generations. In addition to the prestigious Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills Estates, The Thornhill Companies includes such well-respected brands as J. Wilkes, Ballard Lane, Smashberry and Barrel Burner wines, French Camp vineyard in Paso Robles and the custom crush facilities Central Coast Wine Services and Paso Robles Wine Services.For more information, please visit www.biennacidoestate.com.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases The Miller Family Announces Release of The Pillars Wines: Three Historically Inspired…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessThe Miller Family Announces Release of The Pillars Wines: Three Historically Inspired Wines Representing the Foundation of the Bien Nacido EstateBy Press Release – September 27, 2018 116 0 Previous articleOxygen Transfer Rates: Small Amounts Can Mean Big Differences to Wine Sensory ProfilesNext articleCrus Bourgeois Du Médoc Announce Official Selection for 2016 Vintage Press Releaselast_img read more

Huawei’s Q3 smartphone shipments jump 26%, Xiaomi’s up 20%

first_img Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Xiaomi off the hook in the US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 OCT 2014 Related Devices Previous ArticleVIPnet sees local language content as success factor in smaller marketsNext ArticleNokia Q3 buoyed by LTE deployments in North America, China HomeDevicesNews Huawei’s Q3 smartphone shipments jump 26%, Xiaomi’s up 20%center_img Author European operators target phone sustainability Joseph Waring Huawei’s smartphone shipments in Q3 increased 26 per cent to 16.8 million units from the same period last year, with output of higher margin models doubling.The company said about a quarter of total shipments during the last quarter were mid-range to high-end models.A Huawei representative told Mobile World Live that although sales in China still outnumber those exported, the ratio is narrowing and now is close to 50:50. The Huawei spokesperson said it expects “significant growth” in Q4, with the P7 and Mate 7 models driving growth.Meanwhile rival Xiaomi reportedly shipped 20 per cent more smartphones in the quarter, according to a Weibo post by the company’s CEO Lei Jun.Analyst firms gave Huawei somewhere between a 6-7 per cent share of global shipments in Q2 while Xiaomi had a 5.1 per cent share. According to Strategy Analytics, Huawei shipped 20.1 million units in Q2 compared to Xiaomi’s 15.1 million.In Q2 Xiaomi became the top smartphone brand in China with a 14 per cent domestic share. Tags HuaweiQ3smartphonesXiaomilast_img read more

Family of Tobias Molloy request fresh inquest from Attorney General

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The family of Tobias Molloy who was shot dead by a British soldier on the Lifford Road, Strabane in 1972, have requested a fresh inquest into his death from the Attorney General of Ireland.The 18 year old, was struck by a rubber bullet at the ‘Camel’s Hump’ checkpoint and was taken to Lifford Hospital where he was declared dead.An inquest was held into his death in July 1972 in Lifford, by the Deputy Coroner for East Donegal, at Lifford Hospital, six days after the incident. There was no inquest held in Northern Ireland at the time.An application was made by the Molloy family to the Attorney General in Northern Ireland and he determined in 2019 that it was ‘less likely that Mr Molloy died in Northern Ireland than he died in Ireland’ and therefore could not grant a fresh inquest.Pádraig Ó Muirigh of the Pat Finucane Centre says;‘The original inquest proceeded in the absence of an investigation into the death of Mr Molloy by An Garda Siochána or the RUC and holding the inquest six days after his death meant there was not a sufficient amount of time for an investigation to be properly conducted.’He confirmed that new evidence has been lodged with the Attorney General to support the application. WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleClose contact testing to resume tomorrowNext articleFigueira swaps Derry for Sligo News Highland Family of Tobias Molloy request fresh inquest from Attorney General Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter By News Highland – January 28, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Erasmus Mundus,MathMods-Mathematical Modelling in Engineering

first_img Dear sir/madami am Gebremedhin Gebrezgabiher from Ethiopia. I am graduate of veitnerary medicine On July,18,2009 as out standing student with a c GPA of 3.51 as the top two of my batch mates from Mekelle university. I am currently employed by the ministry of education of the country in Samara university of the Afar regional state as a lecturer since September, 2009. I had been done my thesis on traditional medicine entitled as ” invitro anti bacterial trial of five traditionally used plants for wound and food contaminant bacterias”. This had interested me in pursuing my future career in medical biotechnology (microbial biotechnology, Pharmaceutical biotechnology) to contribute my own role to the development of my country as well to the whole science. How ever there are no well equipped universities with well trained man power and well organized laboratories in our country to continue in such field of study. So i am requesting you to include me in your scholarship programmes.yours sinecerelyGebremedhin Gebrezgabihere-mail= tell=251913532700Pobox=3189Mekelle universityMekelle, Ethiopia. LinkedIn 0 Deadline: 31 January 2012Open to: Applicants must have Bachelor’s Degree (BS, BSc, SB, etc.), 180 ECTS credits in the European systemScholarship: Category A – EUR 16,000, Category B – EUR 8,000DescriptionMathMods is coordinated by the University of L’Aquila in Italy and involves other four leading universities in Europe: the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Catalonia – Spain (UAB), the University of Hamburg in Germany (UHH), the Gdansk University of Technology in Poland (GUT) and the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis in France (UNSA). MathMods MSc course is divided into four semesters. Each semester totals 30 ECTS credits. All courses will be taught in English. Students will also have to attend a local language course (3 ECTS credits) during the semester they will be spending at each partner university.The first semester will be focused on Theory and will be spent at UAQ – University of L’Aquila in Italy.The second semester will be focused on Numerics and will be spent at eitherUNSA –  University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France or UHH – University of Hamburg in Germany (starting from the second semester of the academic cycle 2010/2012).The third semester is dedicated to a specialisation at one of the partner universities, which all offer a specific programme related to their particular field of excellence and research.In the fourth semester all students will be working on their Master’s thesis.Evaluation: The Consortium will establish an Evaluation Committee, made up of five members, one for each partner institution. Each member will evaluate each application firstly by themselves, through the online database of the Consortium, and then during one meeting (at least) with all the other members of the Committee. From 1 February 2012 they will evaluate the applications submitted by 31 January 2012. A preliminary list (LIST A) will be drawn up by the end of February 2012. Selected students will receive notification in order to let them apply for visas. Students will have to send confirmation of acceptance within 5 days from notification.On 16 August 2012 the Evaluation Committee will examine the (pre)enrolled students again only to remove from the list the students who did not certify their recognized Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent).Number of scholarships availableCategory A: 7 scholarships.Category B: 5 scholarships.ScholarshipEUR 16,000 (EUR 4,000 per semester) for students belonging to Category A.EUR 8,000 (EUR 2,000 per semester) for students belonging to Category B.Tution fees include all the fees for the five partner universities within the MathMods Consortium. Tuition fees cover the cost of your tuition, examinations and graduation. Students without scholarship might benefit from special reductions of the tuition fees. MathMods Consortium will cover the remaining part of the tuition fees through the use of grants received by local authorities, public bodies and private corporations. If reductions are available, detailed information will be sent by e-mail to the students in our waiting list.EligibilityCategory A:Applicants who are from a country which is not:EU (27 European Union member states).EFTA/EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway).Applicants who have never benefited from an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.Applicants who have not carried out their activities (study, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the EU or EFTA/EEA. The reference date for this rule is 28 February 2012.Category B:Category B includes European students as well as students who do not fulfil the criteria for Category A.Window:Besides being eligible for category A, applicants from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine can also apply for this special window provided that they submit their application by the same deadline set for category A.Applicants must have obtained a recognized Bachelor’s Degree (BS, BSc, SB, etc.) – or a degree at the same level of an academic Bachelor’s Degree, for instance its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of high standing, or 180 ECTS credits in the European system – in one of the following (or equivalent) fields:Applied Mathematics,Mathematics with a good background in Physics,Physics with a good background in Mathematics,Engineering with a large background in Mathematics and Physics.Language certificate: TOEFL: minimum 550 for PBT / 213 for CBT / 80 for IBT. You may send the TOEFL certificate simply as a photocopy or you may send it directly through ETS. Use these data when adding us as a new score recipient: Code number: 3676, Institution: University of L’Aquila.IELTS: 6.0 pointsCPE: Grades A, B, CCAE: Grades A, BHow to apply?All applicants will have to submit the following mandatory documents through the online application before the deadlines:scanned pdf file of passport (or ID card for European applicants),scanned pdf file of a detailed curriculum vitae,scanned pdf file of full academic transcript, with records for each single attended course and with the list of courses to be attended to get your Bachelor’s Degree;scanned pdf file containing a description of the attended courses you consider relevant for your application, especially the courses related to Mathematics and Physics,scanned pdf file of an English certificate,scanned pdf file of two signed academic recommendation letters, including full contacts of the Professors;for all the above documents, in case they are not written in English, please upload an official English translation, or a translation provided and signed by the Institution awarding the Bachelor’s Degree and (if possible) by a native English speaker academic full Professor or by an academic full Professor in English language (with full contacts included);scanned pdf file of a letter of intent (no more than 1 page is allowed, extra pages will not be evaluated) describing particular interests in the subjects related to the proposed fields of study.More information about the application.The Official Website Tweet Log in to Reply ← European Commission Internship for Young Roma Graduates +1 Finnish Literature Information Centre (FILI) Translation Grants → World Summit Youth Award for e-Content Developers Awarding Digital Change Makers: Submit Your Mobile Innovation Reddit Share 0 on August 31, 2013 at 2:27 pm December 13, 2011 Published by Site Default Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. 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