AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Intravenous Infusions Limited ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgIntravenous Infusions Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Intravenous Infusions Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Intravenous Infusions Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Intravenous Infusions Limited (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileIntravenous Infusions Limited (IIL) was incorporated in 1969 and began operations in 1974 as the first pharmaceutical company producing intravenous fluids in Ghana. The main business activity of IIL is the production of intravenous infusions for therapeutic purposes. Intravenous infusion therapy, commonly called IV, refers to the administration of fluids, drugs, or blood directly into the circulatory system through a vein. Intravenous Infusions Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

IRFU new player policy favours home grown talent

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “The aspirations for the IRFU are that in any single year, we would want to win the RBS Six Nations Championship, but also have our provincial teams winning the Heineken Cup and the RaboDirect Pro 12.  The key is finding the balance to allow this to happen, but not disadvantage one over the other and always remembering that a successful Ireland team is the catalyst for success at all levels below that.  This new strategy is essential to put Irish Rugby in the best position to reach that.”*The Connacht professional side is external to this process as it has recently commenced a new programme of structural and performance development agreed with the IRFU IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne said, “The challenges for the IRFU and the provincial teams are to continue to try to be successful at all levels, but balance this by recognising the model under which Irish Rugby has produced that success over the last 12 years.   The provincial teams have contributed hugely to the achievements of the Ireland team, but it is important to remember that the Ireland team is the marquee competitive outlet for the game in Ireland and also the financial mechanism that funds rugby at all levels.“On this basis, it is essential that the Ireland team is given every opportunity to remain competitive at international level and to do that, it requires Irish qualified players to gain continuous experience at club and provincial level.“Equally, non Irish qualified players have delivered much value and support to the success of the provincial teams and development of Irish players over the last number of years. The intention is that this will continue, but not to the detriment of the progress of Irish qualified players in key positions.“The refinements continue to allow the provinces to sign overseas players who will not alone play for the Province but critically allow young Irish players to learn from these players and put this knowledge into practice by taking over the position once that player’s contract is completed.center_img The Irish Rugby Football Union today announced some refinements to its professional player contract policy to further support the national succession strategy for the Ireland team to come into effect from Season 2013/14. .The challenge for the IRFU in an increasingly competitive environment is to strike a long term balance between success for the Ireland team, through exposing Irish players at the highest level of the professional club game in the Heineken Cup and RaboDirect Pr12 and the needs of the provincial teams in terms of the recruitment of quality overseas playing talent to complement Irish qualified players.The Ireland team remains the financial engine that supports each of the four provincial teams and so it is a critical objective for Irish Rugby that the Ireland team remains competitive in the long term by being populated by suitably experienced Irish qualified players. The opportunity to build this experience is primarily through time on the field in top level competitions.To support this strategy and following an extended period of consultation which took place with the Professional Game Boards of the provincial teams and the national team management the, following principles have now been agreed by the Union. The following principles are designed to deliver at least two suitably experienced Irish players in all 15 field positions for national team selection:One non Irish eligible (NIE) player only in each of the 15 field positions across the provinces of Leinster, Munster and Ulster e.g. one foreign player allowed across all three teams per position.*For the season 2013/14 and onwards, for any given position involving a contracted NIE player, a province will not be permitted to renew that NIE player contract or bring in a new NIE player into that same position in its squad.All future provincial injury replacement players must be eligible for selection for Ireland.All future provincial non Irish eligible player contracts will be position specific.*The Connacht professional side is external to this process as it has recently commenced a new programme of structural and performance development agreed with the IRFUThe desired outcome of the changes to contract policies is that Irish qualified players who have progressed through the provincial academy systems will see greater opportunities for professional game time experience, allowing both the IRFU and provinces to deliver the maximum amount of value for the €2.5million that is invested annually across the four provincial academies.The overall objective of the new policies is that there will be a minimum of two Irish qualified players per position playing in the Heineken Cup and RaboDirect Pro 12 as first choice selections. The refinement in the contract policies will be operated in such a manner as to enable the professional teams to enjoy continuing success at both National and Provincial levels.last_img read more

Pacific Combine creates new player pathway on islands

first_img Fiji show progress with Pacific Nations Cup triumph Don’t miss Rugby World’s Pacific Islands special – the September 2018 issue is on sale until the end of August. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. World Rugby General Manager High Performance Peter Horne, who is the man behind the Combine idea, explains: “We’re trying to work on the athletic development of players earlier so then you get a better player at Test level.“It was a partnership with the three unions, the players’ association and World Rugby to try to improve the development of locally-based players. Then we’re looking for a professional environment where they can grow and develop, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of players available for the Test side.”Lead role: Scott Wisemantel coached England in South Africa after working on the Pacific Combine (Getty Images)In terms of the selection process, project lead Scott Wisemantel, England’s backs coach on their summer tour to South Africa, and his fellow coaches were looking to identify those with the best rugby ability, athleticism and effort, the last point taking in both what they did on the field and in their team environment off the field.The 30 players picked came together for the week-long Combine in Fiji’s capital Suva where they took part in medical screenings, fitness tests and numerous rugby drills. Women’s rugby growing fast in Oceania Why there needs to be a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team Collapse We reflect on the 2018 Pacific Nations Cup,… Pacific Combine creates new player pathway on islandsPlayers involved in this year’s World Rugby Pacific Challenge tournament in Suva, Fiji, weren’t just competing for the trophy but selection for the first Pacific Combine.The goal of the Combine is to identify talent, improve it and then place players in a professional environment where they can continue to grow. It was a short programme but an effective one, and most importantly it is helping to develop players who will represent the Pacific Islands on the international stage rather than other countries.PACIFIC ISLANDS SPECIAL – NEW RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE OUT NOWAs all of the 30 players selected – 13 from Fiji Warriors, nine from Samoa A and eight from Tonga A – had been representing the allotted national second teams in the Pacific Challenge, they were already ‘captured’ for their country under World Rugby regulations. Plus, the tournament rules had been tweaked so squads contained predominantly U23 players to focus on the younger generation.MORE FROM RUGBY WORLD ON THE PACIFIC ISLANDS Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Women’s rugby growing fast in Oceaniacenter_img Rugby World finds out what the state of… Rugby World finds out what those in the… Rugby World gets the lowdown on the Pacific Combine – how it works and which players have been identified Star turn: Melani Matavao, who earned a pro contract through the Combine, scores for Samoa against Germany (Getty Images) Expand Why there needs to be a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team TAGS: FijiSamoaTonga You can watch the film of what happened at the Combine here…Their talent may have been somewhat raw but the potential was obvious and clubs in Australia and New Zealand then came in to offer contracts to several players.It was important that players were placed with clubs that could offer the necessary support – leaving the islands to play professionally can be a culture shock for some – and Pacific Rugby Players were involved to ensure the players’ interests were looked after in negotiations as well as to educate players about contracts and agents generally.Progress: Frank Lomani in action for Fijian Drua in Australia’s NRC (Getty Images)At present the focus is on clubs in Australia and New Zealand as they are so much closer to the islands. As Horne says: “We want players who are identified to initially stay close to home so they can mature and grow and develop the skills to be a professional player before going elsewhere. There have been issues when players go to Europe too early.“This way they can become better players while being close to home. It’s vitally important we try to develop the soft skills of a player as that makes them better rugby players. Things like managing money, understanding contracts and so on.”New deal: Henry Stowers earned a contract with Western Force (Getty Images)In all, six players from the Combine were offered contracts. Fiji scrum-half Frank Lomani is at Melbourne Rebels while Samoa No 9 Melani Matavao is with Mitre 10 Cup side Otago. Henry Stowers joined Western Force and John Ika is at Hawke’s Bay while Charlie Pahulu and Fetuli Paea should link up with North Harbour once their work permits are agreed.The islands are already reaping the benefits given how well Lomani and Matavao played for their Test sides this summer and Combines are planned in both the Pacific and the Americas next year so more players will have a shot at professional contracts. Fiji show progress with Pacific Nations Cup triumphlast_img read more

House In Iizuka / Rhythmdesign

first_img Year:  “COPY” Houses Kuroiwa Structural Engineers Photographs 2011 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily House In Iizuka / Rhythmdesign Structural Engineers: House In Iizuka / RhythmdesignSave this projectSaveHouse In Iizuka / Rhythmdesign Main Contractor: Ikohouse corporationcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  69 m² Area:  69 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects photographs:  Koichi TorimuraPhotographs:  Koichi Torimura “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRhythmdesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIizukaHousesJapanPublished on July 27, 2014Cite: “House In Iizuka / Rhythmdesign” 27 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 18 Share Japan CopyHouses•Iizuka, Japan Architects: Rhythmdesign Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Funiture:E&Y CO.LTD.Support:FORZASite Area:395.93m2Architect In Charge:Kenichiro IdeDesign Team:Kenichiro Ide, Mariko ShimadaCity:IizukaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraText description provided by the architects. This two-stories residence with wooden structure is located in a town by an hour drive from Fukuoka city, in southern part of Japan. The family aimed to get various places in a site which has a shape of an umbrella or an arrow. We proposed to create diverse topography in the house, and each space is facing to surroundings equally.Save this picture!Floor PlanAt the beginning of this project, a client and we were looking for a site to build the house. Then, the client found a site which has shape of 100m2 triangle with 3m wide and 30m long frontage road. The shape of the site resembles an umbrella or an allow. When we had first site visit, a lot of neighbors came out and gave us information about the site. The information from the neighbors was a wide range of topics, for instance, there are good neighbors around there and all the houses around the site are elevated about 60cm from front road because the road was flooded few times by heavy rains stroke the site occasionally.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe client told us that they do not need Living room and dining is in center of the family, and each one of the family spend their time separately but feels signs each other. So the client wished to get diversity of places in the site. As a result, the house is facing towards every neighbors equally, and dining room is located in center of the house which can be seen from every room.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessModernism in the Arab World: Bahrain’s Pavilion at the Venice BiennaleArchitecture NewsME House / Otta Albernaz ArquiteturaSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Waverley House / Anderson Architecture

first_imgCopyHouses•Sydney, Australia “COPY” Photographs Projects “COPY” Waverley House / Anderson ArchitectureSave this projectSaveWaverley House / Anderson Architecture Architects: Anderson Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDailycenter_img Waverley House / Anderson Architecture Year:  Photographs:  Nick BowersSave this picture!© Nick BowersRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. Optimal climate control can make any home a haven. With one half of the client couple hailing from the UK, our brief for a new house was clear. They wanted a light-filled, comfortable family home, with easy access to the great Aussie backyard, and thermal performance that would minimize reliance on artificial heating and cooling year round. Thermal modeling proved our combination of passive and active design measures could achieve an 8-star performance rating. And all of this in a two-story residence whose living zone would need to face the hot afternoon sun.Save this picture!© Nick BowersSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nick BowersTo address significant overshadowing from a hulking neighbor to the north, we proposed a light-seeking, two-story form with a bright, full-height living-room void. In a neighborly response, we designed a slanted, folding roof to the south, maximizing light for those in shadow on the opposite boundary. On hot afternoons, temperature-triggered, computerized louvers were designed to adjust automatically, screening the void to help cool the entire home. In the event of rain, a moving roof form above the terrace can be deployed remotely via a smartphone or personal device.Save this picture!Cross SectionThermally broken, Low-E windows were a cost-effective eco-friendly architecture measure for high thermal performance throughout the home, and air quality was considered, too, with low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) finishes throughout. Solar-powered, hydronic, underfloor heating adds extra warmth to this home’s hub in winter but, in reality, this is rarely needed. The concrete floor’s thermal mass, combined with the building’s reverse brick veneer construction means indoor temperatures remain stable in all but the most extreme of weather conditions, even without eaves or overhangs.Save this picture!© Nick BowersProject gallerySee allShow lessMARUTI MANDIR – Home for GOD on Earth / Within N WithoutSelected ProjectsCuddle Bubble / AaaM ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Houses 2018 Australia CopyAbout this officeAnderson ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyAustraliaPublished on December 29, 2018Cite: “Waverley House / Anderson Architecture” 28 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Nick Bowers+ 14Curated by Fernanda Castro Sharelast_img read more

Mani Bungalow / SEZA Architects & Interior Designers

first_img 2019 Houses Projects Lead Architects: Photographs:  Dinesh Mehta Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSEZA Architects & Interior DesignersOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesmathuraOn FacebookMathuraIndiaPublished on May 24, 2020Cite: “Mani Bungalow / SEZA Architects & Interior Designers” 23 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Techno Group “COPY” India “COPY” Architects: SEZA Architects & Interior Designers Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Area:  2322 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Design Team:Seema Puri, Zarir Mullan, Makrand Kalambe, Oswin Mascarenhas, Abhijit Hingankar, Siddhesh AroskarConstruction:Tavase and AssociatesLandscape:Oasis DesignsCollaborators:Firefly, LSI, Bhavik ArtsCity:MathuraCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dinesh MehtaRecommended ProductsCorporate ApplicationsFastmount®Panel Fastener for Drywall at ASB Bank in AucklandCorporate ApplicationsBradley Corporation USACase Study: Restrooms at O’Hare International AirportWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. Lines are the basis of any structure and to keep the purity of form intact we decided to use a play of lines for the design, Starting in two dimension and then continuing to use it to create a strong visual language in the third dimension too, therefore when first you see the bungalow your mind registers a series of lines, some thin, some thick, some horizontal some vertical. This property in Mathura in North India is a vacation home for the client and his family and, is meant for enjoying some quality time together. The plot has some beautiful trees which we wanted to pretty much build the house around.Save this picture!© Dinesh MehtaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Dinesh MehtaOn entering one sees the house through the leaves of the tree located in the front and then when one approaches closer there’s another tree that the porch is designed around. This makes the entry experience so much more meaningful. The tree starts at the entrance and then pushes out through the large deck between the bedrooms above. The tropical climate drove the design; therefore all the rooms were arranged in a manner to allow for through ventilation, each opening onto large covered decks which were further protected at the end by wood profiles. The plan thus formed a small front court which a water body and a large more private rear court onto which the rooms opened.Save this picture!© Dinesh MehtaSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© Dinesh MehtaThe rhythmic play of these wood profiles also becomes the design language of the structure. The resultant design is a fusion of traditional concepts with a contemporary flavor. The architecture is such that the spaces seem to merge into one another and you can see right through the front lawn to the rear from the same spot. All the public areas are at the lower level while the private bedrooms are above. All the rooms create a narrative with their design. The family lounge opens out to the water body in the front, and simultaneously connects with the rear court too, giving it some beautiful vistas. The theatre too opens out to a deck which ends near the water body.Save this picture!© Dinesh MehtaThe volume of each upper floor is set back from the lower to create terraces for the upper rooms. We used a system of double walling with a 50 mm air gap to provide insulation and therefore reduce the heat transfer within. Sit outs are positioned strategically so that you feel you are protected by the built form as well as enjoying your connect with nature. The balance between built spaces and open spaces provides sufficient natural lighting and the east west orientation of most windows provides through ventilation in the whole house. The whole project revolves around this dilution of the boundaries between interior and exterior, creating an intense spatial dynamics.Save this picture!© Dinesh MehtaProject gallerySee allShow lessPati Blau House / Fran Silvestre ArquitectosSelected ProjectsRowen esaka Salon / Naoya Matsumoto DesignSelected Projects Share Mani Bungalow / SEZA Architects & Interior Designers Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Seema Puri Mullan, Zarir Mullan Mani Bungalow / SEZA Architects & Interior DesignersSave this projectSaveMani Bungalow / SEZA Architects & Interior Designers ArchDaily CopyHouses•Mathura, India MEP Consultants: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hansgrohe, Flos, Siemens, Villeroy & Boch, Adobe, Blum India Pvt. Ltd., Crestron (Home Automation), Durall Systems India (P) Ltd, Hafele india Pvt. Ltd., Iguzzini (outdoor lighting), Schueco India Pvt Ltd, Simpolo Vitrified Pvt. Ltd. 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Medical research charities risk losing over a third of fundraising income in 2020

first_img Melanie May | 28 October 2020 | News Tagged with: COVID-19 Research / statistics  114 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Medical research charities risk losing over a third of fundraising income in 2020center_img Advertisement 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 Medical research charities could lose almost 38% of their fundraising income this year, and over 25% next year, according to research by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).Restrictions on fundraising events, charity shop closures and wider economic uncertainty are all contributing to these losses, the think tank found.In a new report, IPPR estimates that this lost charity income and the adverse economic conditions will cause a cumulative £7.8 billion shortfall in health research and development (R&D) investment between now and 2027 – equal to 10% of UK health R&D.This breaks down as:• Up to £4.1 billion less investment in health R&D by medical research charities, due to lost charitable income.• Up to £3.8 billion less investment from the private sector in UK health R&D, due to the above reduction in charitable investment and adverse economic conditions.IPPR estimates that of the £3.8 billion reduction in private sector investment, £1.3 billion is attributable to reduced charity sector spend.These figures constitute a ‘reasonable worst-case scenario’ according to the think tank. However, even in the best-case scenario, the study predicts £4.5 billion less R&D investment – £2 billion of which is attributable to lost charity income.The British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK were among the contributors to the research. BHF Chief Executive, Dr Charmaine Griffiths, said:“To overlook the scale of research funded by charities at this critical time would put life saving discoveries at risk, threaten our economic recovery and jeopardise the Government’s ambition to make the UK a global ‘science superpower’.“Charities have driven significant breakthroughs which have turned the tide on some of our biggest killers including heart disease and cancer. But without Government commitment to a Life Sciences-Charity Partnership Fund, charities will be forced to make devastating cuts to their research which will be hugely damaging for patients and UK science. At the BHF we have already halved our research investment from £100m to £50m this year.“Science has taken centre stage this year and the vital role of research has never been clearer. Keeping our scientific edge is essential to ensuring the UK economy gets back on track and enabling breakthroughs that save and improve lives.”last_img read more

After conflicting ruling, Mumia supporters regroup

first_imgThe field of legal and political battle has taken on even more sophisticated dimensions in the last few days, as Mumia Abu Jamal’s defenders devise and carry out new strategies that will help “keep open” a breach found in a recent decision by Judge Robert D. Mariani.On Sept. 1, the judge dismissed on a technicality part of Mumia’s lawsuit to receive medication from the Philadelphia Department of Corrections to treat his hepatitis C. At the same time, Mariani cited the DOC for having violated Mumia’s constitutional rights, the Eighth Amendment in particular, under the department’s own hepatitis C treatment protocol. The protocol applies to Mumia and the 6,000-plus prisoners held captive inside the clutches of the state who are infected with hepatitis C.While disappointing, Mumia’s advocates see new routes to securing not only the highly recommended antiviral treatment from the DOC, but in Mumia’s ultimate release from prison, too. Attorney Rachel Wolkenstein lays out a withering critique of the decades-long railroading that Mumia has been subjected to under false pretense:“A new legal action filed by Mumia Abu-Jamal in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas on August 7, 2016, provides a path in the courts to overturn Mumia’s conviction and win his freedom. The legal underpinning is the recent precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court decision Williams v. Pennsylvania, 136 S.Ct. 1989 (2016), which holds it is a violation of the due process right to an impartial tribunal free of judicial bias if a judge participating in a criminal appeal had ‘a significant personal involvement as a prosecutor in a critical decision’ in a defendant’s case.“Ronald D. Castille was a senior Assistant District Attorney during Mumia’s 1982 trial and the Philadelphia District Attorney during Mumia’s direct appeal of conviction and death sentence. Ronald D. Castille was a Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court during the entire period of Mumia’s appeals of his post-conviction proceedings from 1995-2008.“Castille’s role as both prosecutor and judge in Mumia’s case, in light of the Williams decision, opens the door to a court decision vacating (overturning and dismissing) all Pennsylvania Supreme Court denials of Mumia’s post-conviction petitions. If this new legal action succeeds, Mumia would get ‘do-overs’ to the legal challenges he made to the racist frame-up conviction, for which he has now spent close to 35 years in prison, almost thirty in solitary confinement on death row.” ( reflecting on the judge’s decision, both Mumia and lawyer Bob Boyle were optimistic. Mumia saw it as “a good beginning that a federal judge recognizes that what the commonwealth is doing, and has been doing for years, is not only unjust, but not right, unconstitutional.” (Democracy Now, Sept. 2)Bob Boyle, one of Mumia’s attorneys in this lawsuit, saw that an opening had been created in the decision and that, while the technicality issue didn’t sit well with himself and attorney Bret Grote, the situation provided room for rebuttal, which they will pursue.On the political front the following actions are planned:On Wednesday, Sept. 7, actions led by Pam Africa, Suzanne Ross, Johanna Fernandez, and other organizations and groups are planned in Philadelphia.On Monday, Sept. 12, Pam Africa, Mireille Fanon, Suzanne Ross and others will update activists at the Solidarity Center in New York City about the road ahead and the findings of a special United Nations commission that carefully examined the social and political conditions of people of African descent in the U.S.While the forces supporting Mumia continue along the victorious path of struggle, it helps to remember the observations by comrade Amílcar Cabral:“Tell no lies, claim no easy victories. A luta continua.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

What we’re reading: Further investigations on Kavanaugh

first_imgBoschini questions English-only alert system Previous articleNative American hip-hop musician reflects on depression and substance abuseNext articleEngineering and Technology Career Fair offers networking opportunities Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from the “New York Times” to the “Wall Street Journal.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and policy. Today we’ve got the latest on the Kavanaugh investigation, how Jeff Flake really feels about Trump, and how the new chain owner of Whole Foods is treating its employees.Obama chooses to endorse Ocasio-CortezFirst things first–women in politics are making huge waves and The Hill has reported a possible new House candidate in town.And for those who thought they couldn’t like Former President Barack Obama more, they now have new reasons to appreciate him.via GIPHYObama announced he’s endorsing female House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s been making a buzz ever since she beat fourth-ranking House Democrat Rep. Joseph Crowley in a June primary election. “…Our incredible array of candidates up and down the ticket, all across the country, make up a movement of citizens who are younger, more diverse, more female than ever before,” Obama said.Obama endorsed 81 Democratic candidates earlier this year and said he liked to hone in on races that were closer because he felt his support would make more of a difference in the midterm elections.Meanwhile, current President Trump takes steps backwards for womankindvia GIPHYTrump’s facial expression in the gif above couldn’t have expressed many peoples’ thoughts any better when he told an ABC reporter she “never thinks.”Business Insider reported Trump mocked ABC’s Cecilia Vega after he called on her during a press conference Monday.“I’m not thinking, Mr. President,” said Vega as she stood up trying to compose herself.Now this is where things took a wild turn.“That’s OK,” said Trump. “I know you’re not thinking. You never do. Now, go ahead.”She proceeded to ask Trump if he limited the reach of the F.B.I. investigation on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.Trump refused to answer Vega’s question as well as another female reporter’s question.Jeff Flake isn’t Trumps biggest fanSenator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) was the driving force behind opening an investigation of Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.Newsweek reported Flake has been adamant that he would never “warm” to Trump, especially after Trump’s comments towards former President Barack Obama, late Senator John McCain and Mexicans.Flake said he hopes someone will give Trump a run for his money in the 2020 primaries.Flake said his decision to encourage an F.B.I. investigation was influenced by the confrontations of sexual assault victims Friday.“I just knew we couldn’t move forward, that I couldn’t move forward, without hitting the pause button,” said Flake.A blast from Kavanaugh’s pastThe New York Times reports that Brett Kavanaugh got into a bar fight in 1985 as an undergraduate student at Yale.According to the police report, one of Kavanaugh’s buddies, ex-NBA player Chris Dudley, was at the bar to witness and partake in the brawl.Dudley denied the accusation.Kavanaugh and his friends came to the bar, Demery’s, to have a couple of drinks after a UB40 concert. A man who was sitting near them looked like the lead singer, Ali Campbell.When the man got offended by their confused stares, he cursed and Kavanaugh threw his beer at him.Dudley has publicly supported the judge and argues against reports that his college friend drank immensely.Video proof sets four men freeFour dentists have rape charges dropped after video evidence proved their innocence.According to Las Vegas News, charges against Ali Badkoobehi and brothers Poria Edalat, Saman Edalat, and Sina Edalat were dismissed in court Monday before Judge Eric Goodman.The Edalat brothers are “grateful to the justice system for recognizing” they were falsely accused.Video evidence proved their innocence on accounts of sex assault, conspiracy to commit sex assault, and first-degree kidnapping.Whole Foods employees want justiceSome members of the Whole Foods staff are concerned that Amazon, the grocery chain’s new owner, is working towards cutting jobs and reducing wages.According to The Guardian, a union organization could be in the near future.A group of employees sent a letter to Whole Foods stores across the country on Sept. 6, voicing their concerns of how Amazon has changed the company.Amazon has implemented the “order-to-shelf system” which gives employees specific orders on how to store, display, and purchase items on shelves and in stock rooms.This where job security becomes an issue. An employee in New England said this goes to show Amazon is willing to pay someone $10 an hour to do such tasks rather than paying someone $15 an hour for their expertise in the food.Is it safe to say billionaire Jeff Bezos is having trouble paying his employees?In a statement made in March 2018, Whole Foods said job cuts were made to “support business needs.”That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more. Carolina Olivares ReddIt Carolina Olivares + posts Facebook Carolina Olivares What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Student expected to launch sports betting app Twitter Carolina Olivares Linkedin Boschini pushes to change alert system company Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP. Twitter Linkedin Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. 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