‘We should all be ashamed’: NHS England boss calls for end to panic-buying

first_imgSaturday 21 March 2020 3:24 pm The medical director of NHS England has said everyone should “be ashamed” that vital healthcare staff were being deprived of supplies due to panic-buying. “It’s not for somebody else to follow, it’s for you to follow, it’s for me to follow, it’s for everybody to follow,” he said. “This is all our problem and if we do it together, it will be an effective strategy. If you do it, you follow the advice, you will be saving somebody’s life. He added: “There’s no shortage of food. Food manufacturing has geared up to meet an increase in demand and it is up by 50%. Stephen Powis called on the public to think of those working long days to look after our loved ones when shopping. “The issue is around people and lorries getting food onto shelves quick enough,” she said. Shoppers reminded to be responsible as panic-buying leaves crucial healthcare worker without (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: ‘We should all be ashamed’: NHS England boss calls for end to panic-buying But Eustice said the challenge was keeping shelves stocked, rather than a lack of produce. Tags: Coronavirus He cited an emotional video appeal from a critical care nurse earlier this week as she was left unable to purchase necessary food after a long shift. Supermarkets have been overwhelmed by increased purchasing in recent weeks and there has been £1bn’s worth of extra food bought in the last three weeks than usual. Show Comments ▼ Shoppers reminded to be responsible as panic-buying leaves crucial healthcare worker without (AFP via Getty Images) whatsapp The appeal came at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing today, which was led by Environment secretary George Eustice. Dickinson added: “There is £1bn more food in people’s houses than there was three weeks ago, so we should make sure we eat some of it.” Speaking in Downing Street, Eustice said: “We recognise that this is a challenging time and there are many things the government is asking the nation to do differently as we work together to fight this pandemic. ‘We should all be ashamed’: NHS England boss calls for end to panic-buying Eustice told the public to “be responsible and think of others” when shopping for food amid the vast panic-buying that has been occurring. He said panic-buyers were depriving NHS and other public service staff from supplies they need. “Toilet roll is one, where, for reasons that are not really known, there was a spike early on, despite the fact that toilet roll is made in this country and they are able to expand production very quickly,” he said. “These are the very people that we all need to look after perhaps us or our loved ones in the weeks to come.” NHS England boss Powis, who joined Eustice at the briefing, said: “We should all be ashamed”. Asked whether the government would intervene and enforce buying limits per customer, Eustice said retailers were collectively coming to agreements on which products that would be necessary and that there was no need for intervention. Share Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket, said it wants to take on 20,000 temporary workers “to help feed the nation”. She said the food industry was experiencing “a peak in demand” like at Christmas, but “without the four-month build-up period.” Michael Searles Shoppers reminded to be responsible as panic-buying leaves crucial healthcare worker without (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: ‘We should all be ashamed’: NHS England boss calls for end to panic-buying The head of the British Retail Consortium, Helen Dickinson, also reassured the public that there “is plenty of food in the supply chain.” whatsapp He said there was more than enough food to go around. Powis also reiterated the importance of people avoiding social contact. “This is the time in your lifetime whereby your action can save somebody’s life. It is as simple and as stark as that.”  Many stores are ready to hire thousands more staff to meet the unprecedented demand, including Tesco, Asda, Aldi, and Lidl. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org “Be responsible when you shop and think of others. Buying more than you need means others may be left without.”last_img read more

Lifetime earnings point to much greater level of equality in Britain

first_imgTuesday 22 September 2015 4:48 am whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesUndo Express KCS Share Income inequality in the UK is significantly less than previous research has suggested, an influential think tank said today.A common measure of income inequality known as the Gini coefficient is 0.49 when looking at peoples’ annual earnings, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said. A Gini coefficient closer to zero represents a more equal spread of earnings whereas scores nearer one imply greater inequality. But when total lifetime earnings are compared, the Gini coefficient for the UK plummets to 0.28.The finding has important implications for public policy. In a single year, 64 per cent of people pay more in tax than they receive in benefits, yet over the course of a lifetime, 93 per cent pay more in tax than they receive in benefits.“The existing tax and benefit system, assessed largely against circumstances in the current year, doesn’t do especially well at redistributing resources towards the lifetime poor. Targeting lifetime redistribution more effectively may require new policies that take longer-run circumstances into account,” said Jonathan Shaw, a senior IFS research economist. Lifetime earnings point to much greater level of equality in Britain Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wraplast_img read more

Many UK doctors refuse to release data about ties to drug makers

first_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. [email protected] Ed Silverman Veronique de Viguerie/AP By Ed Silverman March 29, 2017 Reprints Many UK doctors refuse to release data about ties to drug makers Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED @Pharmalot 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. GET STARTEDcenter_img About the Author Reprints Just 55 percent of UK doctors and other health care professionals agreed to publicly disclose information about their financial ties with drug makers, according to a new analysis.The showing is a disappointment for the UK pharmaceutical industry’s trade group, which has touted its relatively new database, called Disclosure UK, as a vehicle for greater transparency that can generate increased trust among doctors, patients, and policy makers. What is it? What’s included? Pharmalot 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. Tags pharmaceuticalsSTAT+ Log In | Learn More last_img read more

Few Believers in “Kim’s Loving Harvest” Propaganda

first_img Few Believers in “Kim’s Loving Harvest” Propaganda News By Kang Mi Jin – 2014.02.13 3:18pm SHARE NewsEconomy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Since late last year, North Korean state propaganda has been framing a bumperautumn harvest as one of Kim Jong Eun’s personal achievements, rather than the fortunate outcome of favorable weather conditions across much of Asia. However, the official view has been greeted with incredulity in many quarters.“Theauthorities have been pushing the fact that last year’s farmingwent well in some areas as ‘the fruit of Kim Jong Eun’s love for the people,’” a sourcefrom North Hamkyung Province reported to Daily NK on the 12th. “But you won’t find a single person who sees it that way.”  Furthermore, “There are frequent ‘farming encouragement’lectures during people’s unit and Democratic Women’s Union meetings, and in most of themwe get told that ‘Lastyear was a great year because we farmed in accordance with the instructions ofGeneral Kim Jong Eun.’ They also emphasize the need to work hard to accomplishin full all the tasks proposed in this year’s New Year’sAddress. But we all know it was down to good weather, and would love to hear what it was that the General contributed.”“While everyone in rural areas is aware that we had anabnormally good year, we also know that compost production and the othervital agricultural preparations were much the same as ever,” the source recalled.“People are saying that a bumper harvest year must match the weather and theskies must be good if we want another good harvest. It’s indirect criticism ofthe official propaganda.”“[KimJong Eun] has been giving out onsite guidance to army units, construction sitesand army fisheries, but we’ve never seen him on a farm,” she added. “People simply snort at the notion that his ‘love for the people’ resulted in a good harvest. Noone seriously believes that a good harvest can be the result of his leadership.”“People really do seem unimpressed with Kim Jong Eun right now, and specificallysince the aunt’s husband [Jang Song Taek] was executed,” the source controversially alleged. “Thoughthey cannot speak of it freely, it is obvious in their actions and words thatthey don’tbelieve in him.” Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] center_img Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

Profit up for TD in Q3 as results improve across bank

first_img TD Bank Group reported its third-quarter profit grew to $3.248 billion, helped by improved results across the bank.The Toronto-based lender said Thursday the profit amounted to $1.74 per diluted share for the quarter ended July 31. Canadian Press Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital The result was up from $3.105 billion or $1.65 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.On an adjusted basis, TD says it earned $1.79 per diluted share for the quarter, up from $1.66 per diluted share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected a profit of $1.80 per share for the quarter, according to the financial markets data firm Refinitiv.TD chief executive Bharat Masrani says the results reflected increased earnings and revenue growth across all of the bank’s business segments.“Our record earnings are a testament to the strength of our diversified business model which enables us to enrich the lives of our customers as we continue to innovate for the future,” Masrani said.The results came as TD’s Canadian retail business reported a profit of $1.89 billion, up from $1.85 billion in the same quarter last year.TD’s U.S. retail operations earned $1.29 billion in the quarter, up from $1.14 billion a year ago. TD Ameritrade contributed $294 million compared with $224 million a year ago, while the U.S. retail bank earned $993 million, up from $918 million.The wholesale banking division earned $244 million, up from $223 million.Provisions for credit losses — or money set aside for bad loans — totalled $655 million, up from $561 million a year ago.TD’s common equity tier 1 capital ratio, a key measure of the bank’s financial health, was 12.0% at the end of its third quarter compared with 11.7% a year earlier. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks Related news close-up of the top of td canada trust tower building, toronto yelo34/123RF Keywords Earnings,  Banking industryCompanies Toronto-Dominion Bank Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Seven CU-Boulder Programs In Top 20 In U.S. News Graduate Specialty Rankings

first_img Published: March 31, 2004 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Note to Editors: Contents embargoed until 10:01 p.m. MST on April 1. Seven University of Colorado at Boulder graduate school specialty programs were ranked in the top 20 in the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings released today. The magazine’s 2005 edition of Best Graduate Schools ranked engineering, law, business, education, medicine, public affairs and selected health fields for more than 1,000 programs this year. No new rankings were conducted in the sciences, social sciences, humanities or arts for the 2005 evaluation. CU-Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science landed three specialty programs in the top 20 nationwide, including Aerospace-Aeronautical-Astronautical Engineering at 12th, Chemical Engineering tied at 18th with Cornell University and Civil Engineering tied for 20th with Princeton University. The engineering college also was ranked 33rd overall and the 19th best public engineering graduate college in the nation. The environmental law specialty program in the CU School of Law was tied for seventh with George Washington University. In business school rankings, the Entrepreneurship Specialty program at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business ranked 15th in the nation. In the U.S. News health specialty rankings, CU-Boulder’s Clinical Psychology program was tied for 15th with four other universities and the Speech-Language Pathology program was tied for 17th with four other universities. In addition, CU-Boulder’s School of Education was ranked alphabetically in the top 50 teacher-preparation education schools. Although the top 50 schools were not ranked by number, the key attributes used to compile the top 50 list included accreditation, whether students intern in a professional development school that is closely tied to the university and whether peer working groups are organized for student teachers.last_img read more

Recommendations for Changes to Cybercrimes Act to be Tabled Next Week

first_imgRelatedEnergy Most Critical Issue Facing Country – Minister Paulwell RelatedLegislation to Protect Personal Data Being Developed Recommendations for Changes to Cybercrimes Act to be Tabled Next WeekJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Recommendations for Changes to Cybercrimes Act to be Tabled Next Week TechnologySeptember 26, 2013Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards Advertisementscenter_img Recommendations for amendments to strengthen the Cybercrimes Act, are to be tabled in Parliament next week, State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, has informed.The proposed adjustments were made by the Joint Select Committee established to review the 2010 Act. The committee, which Mr. Robinson chairs, held its last meeting on September 24.Addressing a Think Tank at the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) headquarters in Kingston on September 25 the State Minister noted that very specific recommendations have been made to not only bolster the Act but will “allow our police and prosecutors to have the tools to successfully prosecute persons, who are involved in cyber criminal activities”.He said facilitating the effective prosecution of offenders, is one of the key issues raised during the committee’s deliberations where it was noted that there has only been one prosecution under the Cybercrimes Act.Mr. Robinson noted that the amendments will also allow for the broad capturing of changes in technology and also the methods being used by criminals, which will better enable the police and prosecutors to go after the offenders.Individuals, businesses and Governments around the world use the internet as the primary medium for communication and for the delivery of services such as finance, commerce, health care and education. However, with the advances in technology and telecommunication have come new opportunities for persons to engage in criminal activities.The Cybercrimes Act has sanctions for the misuse of computer systems or data and facilitates the investigation and prosecution of such crimes. Provision has been made for the Act to be reviewed bi-annually.Mr. Robinson said the issue of cyber security is a matter, which is at the forefront of Government’s agenda and amending this legislation is one of several strategies being put in place to deal with cyber crimes.He informed that through assistance from the International Telecoms Union, the Government is establishing a Cyber Emergency Response team.“That will be a team that would be responsible for co-ordinating and responding to cyber criminal activities. Right now, there is no organised way that we can respond if any government entity or even a large private entity is the subject of a cyber criminal activity. We expect to have that…up and running early by the first quarter of next year,” he said.The State Minister further informed that the administration is getting help from the Organization of American States (OAS) as well, to develop an overarching cyber security strategy and policy.“So, while we are dealing with the legislation, while we are ensuring that we have the response team in place, we want to have our overall strategy, which will guide how government deals with this growing phenomenon,” he said.In addition, a cyber security task force, chaired by the State Minister, has been established. Comprised of both members of the public and the private sector, it provides advice to the Government on how to deal with cyber crimes. Photo: JIS PhotographerState Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson addresses a Jamaica Information Services (JIS) Think Tank on September 25, at the agency’s headquarters in Kingston RelatedBenefits Evident from Use of Alternative and Renewable Energy Story HighlightsThe proposed adjustments were made by the Joint Select Committee established to review the 2010 Act.The amendments will also allow for the broad capturing of changes in technology.The amendments will better enable the police and prosecutors to go after the offenders.last_img read more

EC widens Google investigation

first_img Español Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA The European Commission sent two statements of objections to Google, as EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager declared competition must be protected at all costs, whatever the past achievements of the company accused of wrongdoing.“Anyone who remembers trying to search the internet before Google knows how much that company has done to make the internet more accessible. But that doesn’t give it the right to stop others from competing,” she said in a speech this morning to the European Economic and Social Committee.The Commission reinforced a supplement to an existing objection that Google has abused its dominant position by systematically favouring its comparison shopping service in its search result pages.“Consumers need competition, so they can choose the product that’s best for them. And the economy needs competition, to drive companies to invest,” said Vestager.“That’s why we are concerned that Google seems to have favoured its own comparison shopping service in its search results. Because it means consumers see the results that Google wants them to see, which might not be the most relevant ones for them,” she said.“And if Google’s rivals believe that their services will never be as visible as Google’s, no matter how good they are, that could discourage them from investing in better services,” she added.Separately, the Commission informed Google in a new statement of objections of its preliminary view that the company has abused its dominant position by restricting the ability of third party websites to display search advertisements from Google’s competitors.The widening of the investigation was reported last month, so does not come as a surprise.  It follows the commission’s extension earlier this week of a deadline for Google to respond to charges relating to Android. Related Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 JUL 2016 Richard Handford Previous ArticleAndroid Pay comes to AustraliaNext ArticleiOS users generate more in-app revenue for developers: AppsFlyer center_img Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RAN Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Google taps retail with NYC store Author Home EC widens Google investigation ECEUGoogleVestagerlast_img read more

Retired Letterkenny woman assaulted and mugged

first_img Previous articleLYIT student rents lowest in IrelandNext articleNUJ calls for return of Derry journalist’s mobile phone News Highland News WhatsApp Retired Letterkenny woman assaulted and mugged Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Google+ Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – August 19, 2010 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Facebook Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Twitter Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Gardai in Letterkenny have renewed an appeal for information after a vicious daylight mugging in the town left a woman in Letterkenny General Hospital with broken bones and severe bruising.Anna Mc Daid, a retired nurse, was violently knocked to the ground and had her handbag stolen in the attack at Mc Clures Terrace just off the High Road in the town at quarter to five on Tuesday.Mrs McDaid’s arm was badly broken, her shoulder dislocated and left unconcious during the assult.Her husband Joe McDaid says she spent much if yesterday in surgery. He’s been outlining how he heard about what happened………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/joer530.mp3[/podcast] Pinterestlast_img read more

24 year old woman to stand trial on hit and run charges

first_imgNews Twitter Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – June 20, 2014 A waitress charged with dangerous driving causing the death of 48 year old Alan McSherry in a hit-and-run collision is to stand trial before a judge and jury.24 year old Lisa Roohan was sent forward for trial at Ballyshannon District Court today to Donegal Circuit Court on October 28.Garda Kevin Garvin, Bundoran, told Judge Kevin Kilrane he served a book of evidence on Ms Roohan this morning within the court precincts.The court was told that Ms Roohan had already surrendered her passport to gardai, and Judge Kilrane made it a condition of bail that her passport remain surrendered.He granted Ms Roohan legal aid for senior and junior counsel and for a mechanical engineering report and evidence.Ms Roohan, from Boyanagh on the Leitrim / Donegal border outside Ballyshannon is accused of dangerous driving causing death and other offences linked to the incident at Ardfarn near Mr McSherry’s home outside Bundoran on August 25 last year.Mr McSherry’s body was found on a dark country road at 5.10 a.m. by his wife Jo.The couple, from Birkenhead near Liverpool had been living in the Bundoran area for 13 years. Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Previous articleBreaking Bad is back…Next articleSix people due in court in Letterkenny on brothel keeping charges News Highland Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Twitter Facebook Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase 24 year old woman to stand trial on hit and run charges WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more