Norway to drop AstraZeneca jab from vaccination programme

first_imgWednesday 12 May 2021 5:49 pm People in Norway will no longer be offered the AstraZeneca coronavirus jab. (Getty Images) Also Read: Norway to drop AstraZeneca jab from vaccination programme Hannah Godfrey Tags: Coronavirus People in Norway will no longer be offered the AstraZeneca coronavirus jab. (Getty Images) Norway’s Prime Minister Enra Solberg today announced the country would no longer be using vaccine, and added that a decision on Johnson & Johnson jabs was yet to be made.   People in Norway will no longer be offered the AstraZeneca coronavirus jab. (Getty Images) Also Read: Norway to drop AstraZeneca jab from vaccination programme The commission recommended both vaccines should be excluded from Norway’s vaccination programme due to a risk of rare but harmful side-effects. Show Comments ▼center_img This is because for this age group the risk of severe harm from Covid does not outweigh the small risk of dangerous blood clotting linked to the vaccine among younger people. Share Norway will drop the AstraZeneca jab from its vaccine programme, after a government-appointed commission recommended it be excluded. Norway to drop AstraZeneca jab from vaccination programme With the AstraZeneca jab, concerns have been voiced about extremely rare but serious blood clots. whatsapp whatsapp In the UK, the government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that adults aged under 40 with no existing health conditions be offered an alternative jab to AstraZeneca. last_img read more

InterContinental share price rises after hotel group rejects Marcato report suggesting merger would see share price double

first_img Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: Mergers and acquisitions InterContinental share price rises after hotel group rejects Marcato report suggesting merger would see share price double whatsapp Share Ollie Gordon whatsapp Tuesday 11 November 2014 9:16 pm Activist US hedge fund Marcato Capital Management yesterday lit a fuse under the independence of British hotels giant InterContinental Hotels Group by calling for the firm to actively seek a merger, claiming it could double its share price.The San Francisco-based Marcato also publicly released a report it had commissioned from LA-headquartered financial advisers Houlihan Lokey supposedly proving the strategic value of a merger.Marcato said that the evaluation showed that joining forces with a rival hotel could double IHG’s share price. The company said: “Marcato found that an equity combination could deliver a premium upwards of 100 per cent over IHG’s current share price.”IHG released a response, saying it had rejected the proposal after analysing the report. IHG shares rose 3.42 per cent to 2,537p. last_img read more

News / New air cargo forwarder agreement finally readies for take-off

first_imgBy Ian Putzger 16/08/2017 “Simplifying the governance structure reduces the administrative requirement to manage the programme,” he added.“The new agreement will be a lot more reflective of today’s industry and challenges,” said Bill Gottlieb, chairman of the airfreight committee of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association and a former president of FIATA, the global forwarder organisation.“You are no longer an agent of the airline, you are a principal,” he added.The new regime will be jointly governed by IATA and FIATA, which assign six representatives each to the board. According to Mr Gottlieb, they were chosen to represent the major geographical areas as well as a mix of large and smaller operators.On the forwarder side, there are representatives of smaller companies from Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa and India, plus executives from Panalpina and Kuehne + Nagel representing Europe and the larger forwarder contingent. The airline group is made up of delegates from Lufthansa, Emirates, American Airlines, FedEx, Cathay Pacific and EgyptAir.With no stumbling blocks anticipated, after the pilot programme, expected to run until the end of October, IFACP will be rolled out globally – a process that should be complete by the end of next year, so the new agreement will be in place everywhere except in the US by 1 January 2019.Like the IATA structure, which is represented in the US by Cargo Network Services, the world’s largest single airfreight market will not be covered by ICFAP in the foreseeable future, although Mr Gottlieb expressed hope that at some point the US could come on board as well.Once the new regime is in place, the old agreement will disappear, so IATA agents have to decide if they want to sign up for IFACP, become CASS associates or seek bilateral arrangements with individual airlines.They face a straightforward transition to the new regime, Mr Gottlieb said. They will be provided with a new agreement and automatically join IFACP while continuing their enrollment in CASS. New applicants will have to submit a form and meet financial and operational criteria.Gottlieb said that for existing IATA forwarders, the changes in the agreement itself would be negligible.“There won’t be any noticeable changes in your day-to-day operations. The air waybill won’t change any time soon,” he said.He added that consultations with representatives of the insurance sector had indicated that there will be no fundamental change in terms and conditions, as current insurance practices are usually based on commercial reality and have moved beyond the carrier-agent relationship outlined in the outgoing Cargo Agency Programme.IATA airlines will automatically transition to the new regime on the date IATA declares IFACP effective in any given region or country.Keshav Tanna, incoming chairman of FIATA’s Air Freight Institute, described IFACP as a basis to move forward.“We are optimistic that the IFACP will foster innovation to deal with the commercial challenges facing the air cargo industry,” he said After five years of preparation, the revised framework agreement between airline and forwarder is finally headed for implementation, following a pilot phase in Canada.With the introduction of the IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Programme (IFACP), the relationship between airline and forwarder is finally brought in line with commercial reality.The existing Cargo Agency Programme, in place since the 1960s, still defines forwarders as agents for the carriers, a commission-based role that fell by the wayside decades ago.“Given that more than 80% of transactions are performed by freight forwarders acting as principals, IFACP better clarifies and validates the business through a buyer-seller relationship,” said Juan Antonio Rodriguez, IATA director FDS operations.last_img read more

Tougher emerging market bank supervision needed: Fitch

Keywords Banking industry,  Emerging markets Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Regulatory supervision of fast-growing banks in emerging markets has improved significantly over the past 20 years, but oversight must get stronger still says Fitch Ratings in a new report. The rating agency reports that, over the last 20 years, emerging market banking regulation has improved, largely in an effort to avoid a repeat of past financial crises that jeopardized economic growth, and the health of the banks. Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks It notes that more conservative capital rules have been established across most emerging market banking systems, and that “compliance and accounting-oriented supervision techniques are giving way to risk-based frameworks that more closely mirror developed market regulatory approaches.” Most emerging market regulators are pushing banks’ average Tier 1 capital ratios above 10%, it says. Additionally, foreign currency regulations have been tightened, and related-party transactions are becoming less frequent as disclosure improves, it notes. Moreover, domestic regulators have been given more legal authority to carry out bank supervision, it says. That said, Fitch stresses that not all emerging market bank regulatory frameworks are equally robust, and it says the need for tougher supervision is growing, “as banks’ retail exposure expands, introducing new risk management problems.” And, as emerging market banks continue to expand internationally, Fitch says that the need for enhanced regulatory harmonization within regions will increase. “Banking regulators must quickly attempt to reduce regulatory asymmetries in order to cope with the already significant and growing regionalization of emerging market banks,” it says. Moreover, Fitch stresses that, while the banks generally have healthy capital positions, there is no room for complacency. “We believe banks should strive jointly with regulators to preserve and enhance such capital in order to properly fund expected expansion while maintaining enough capital to cover unexpected losses,” it says. Related news Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

ILPA announces two key senior hires

first_img TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) Tuesday announced the appointment of two key senior hires to the association; Jennifer Choi to managing director, industry affairs, and Nicole Caty to managing director, membership & events. Choi joins ILPA after eight years as vice president, industry and external affairs, at the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), where she managed the association’s member and industry engagement initiatives. PenderFund names new SVP for investments IE Staff CI GAM names its first-ever head of investment managementcenter_img Related news Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Institutional Limited Partners Association Caty joins ILPA after 18 years in progressive roles within the banking industry, most recently at HSBC as an investment banker focused on M&A transactions. Based in Toronto, ILPA has over 300 institutional member organizations that collectively manage over $1 trillion of private equity assets. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Stakeholders in the Pesticides Industry to Participate in One-Day Consultation

first_imgRelatedStakeholders in the Pesticides Industry to Participate in One-Day Consultation Stakeholders in the Pesticides Industry to Participate in One-Day Consultation UncategorizedMay 25, 2006 RelatedStakeholders in the Pesticides Industry to Participate in One-Day Consultation Advertisementscenter_img RelatedStakeholders in the Pesticides Industry to Participate in One-Day Consultation FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 40 stakeholders in the pesticides industry are expected to converge on the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston on May 31 to participate in a National Consultation on the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure on Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade.These stakeholders will include representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture and Land, Local Government and Environment, Health and Labour and Social Security, Jamaica Customs, the pesticide industry, Petrojam, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the bauxite industry and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).Organized by the Pesticides Control Authority (PCA), which is the designated national authority on the convention, the consultation will provide an opportunity to build public awareness among stakeholders as well to as encourage their involvement in the decision-making process in Jamaica.“The PCA responds to the Secretariat for the Rotterdam Convention on behalf of Jamaica, but we are trying to get everybody involved and knowledgeable about what we are doing as far as the Convention is concerned,” Registrar of the PCA, Hyacinth Chin Sue Walters, told JIS News in an interview.As a party to the Convention and a developing country, Jamaica gains access to assistance for risk assessment and to information on chemicals that have been banned and severely restricted in other countries.The Convention aims to promote shared responsibility and cooperative efforts among countries in the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment.Elaborating further on the consultation, the Registrar said it would go a long way in helping stakeholders to discern what sections of the Convention would impact on their activities and how they could possibly make a contribution to its implementation.“We also expect that persons will see why it is important to be aware of some of the dangers posed by chemicals and the importance for them to practice safety measures to ensure they do not expose themselves,” she told JIS News.“Once persons are aware, then those who are exposing themselves to chemicals will not only be on the lookout, but they will be more willing to wear the recommended protective gear among other suggested responses,” she continued. Speaking of other outcomes from the consultation, Mrs. Chin Sue Walters said that she expected that the participants would inform the PCA about any problems they might be having with particular chemicals. “They need to report it so that we can take decisions whether or not to use that chemical in Jamaica,” she noted. The consultation will coincide with Poison Prevention Week, which is being observed from May 28 to June 3. The Registrar told JIS News that the observance was to support the efforts of the Caribbean Poison Information Network (CARPIN), which is a key stakeholder in chemical management, in that it monitors cases of poisoning, among other things.The proceedings will get underway at 9:00 a.m. For those persons who are interested in attending, Ms. Chin Sue Walters said that they should contact the PCA at 967-1101/3. “We will definitely try to accommodate persons who express an interest,” she said.last_img read more

Gov’t Urged to Make Allocation in the Budget to Address Women’s Issues

first_imgGov’t Urged to Make Allocation in the Budget to Address Women’s Issues Gender AffairsMarch 10, 2010 Resident Coordinator of the United Nations (UN) Country Team in Jamaica, Mr. Minh Pham, has proposed that the Government begin making special allocations in the national budget to deal with women’s issues.Mr. Pham made the recommendation at a discussion forum put on by the UN Country Team and the Bureau of Women’s Affairs on March 8, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston. The forum was part of activities to mark International Women’s Day, which was observed under the theme: ‘Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All’.He extended commendations to Jamaica on behalf of the UN, saying the Jamaican Government had taken several significant steps towards achieving gender equality. He noted that Jamaica’s national development plan, Vision 2030, includes a Gender Sector Plan and that the National Gender Policy, when enacted, will further promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.However, he said there are still many hurdles faced by women and that the global food, fuel, and economic crises have worsened the condition of life for women, especially, threatening the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.“Overall, we strongly believe that public policies have a significant impact on gender regardless of the level of overall economic development. As such, I’m proposing that as part of each annual budget debate, a review and analysis of expenditure, specifically allocated to women’s issues be undertaken. This, with the clear aim to inform the country’s budget deliberations and allocation for the subsequent year,” he suggested. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedGov’t Urged to Make Allocation in the Budget to Address Women’s Issues RelatedGov’t Urged to Make Allocation in the Budget to Address Women’s Issuescenter_img RelatedGov’t Urged to Make Allocation in the Budget to Address Women’s Issues Story HighlightsResident Coordinator of the United Nations (UN) Country Team in Jamaica, Mr. Minh Pham, has proposed that the Government begin making special allocations in the national budget to deal with women’s issues.Mr. Pham made the recommendation at a discussion forum put on by the UN Country Team and the Bureau of Women’s Affairs on March 8, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston. The forum was part of activities to mark International Women’s Day, which was observed under the theme: ‘Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All’.He extended commendations to Jamaica on behalf of the UN, saying the Jamaican Government had taken several significant steps towards achieving gender equality. He noted that Jamaica’s national development plan, Vision 2030, includes a Gender Sector Plan and that the National Gender Policy, when enacted, will further promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. Advertisementslast_img read more

Mining Minister Focuses on Limestone

first_imgRelatedMining Minister Focuses on Limestone FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Mining Minister Focuses on Limestone MiningMarch 27, 2012Written by: Allan Brooks Story HighlightsMinister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (STEM), Hon. Phillip Paulwell, while seeking to restore the bauxite and alumina industry to its pre-eminent position, has his eyes sharply focused on “unleashing the potential of Jamaica’s limestone.”During his recent introductory meeting with the newly installed Clarendon Alumina Productions Board at the offices of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute in Kingston, the Minister alluded to the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ) Sector Plan for Mining and Quarrying.The PIOJ has identified mining and quarrying as one of the strategic priority areas of the ‘Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan’. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (STEM), Hon. Phillip Paulwell, while seeking to restore the bauxite and alumina industry to its pre-eminent position, has his eyes sharply focused on “unleashing the potential of Jamaica’s limestone.”During his recent introductory meeting with the newly installed Clarendon Alumina Productions Board at the offices of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute in Kingston, the Minister alluded to the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ) Sector Plan for Mining and Quarrying.The PIOJ has identified mining and quarrying as one of the strategic priority areas of the ‘Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan’.“Jamaica’s limestone resources are by far the largest mineral resources possessed by the country and the mineral is fast becoming the most commonly used substance with the most diverse end use structure of any industrial material,” Mr. Paulwell  said.Echoing the Minister’s sentiments, industry sources indicate that Jamaica, with its abundance of the mineral, can attract major companies which may be prepared to invest heavily in the Jamaican limestone industry on the basis that they have the market for US$1 billion worth of exports over the next five years.The studies indicate that Jamaica’s bauxite/alumina industry is in its mature stage, with recent problems of fluctuating demand and declining reserves. A year  ago, Mining Ministry sources indicate that at a mining rate of 15 million tonnes per year, known (accessible) reserves are expected to last for 40 years.By contrast, the Jamaican non-metallic minerals sub-sector is still in the early stages of its economic development and growth.Jamaica’s most abundant mineral is limestone, with a volume of approximately 50 to 60 billion tonnes. Limestone deposits in Jamaica account for 65 per cent  of the island by weight, and 85 per cent of its surface coverage. A high proportion of Jamaica’s limestone is considered“high purity grade.”Most of  the country’s  limestone output is used in the local construction industry as well as in the manufacture of calcined and hydrated lime for various applications, such as bauxite refinement, flocculants, fillers and agricultural purposes.The Mining and Quarrying Sector Plan provides for the “development of  a world-class minerals sector that: increases the value of the nation’s mineral resources by developing higher value production; is guided by responsible environmental stewardship with minimal harmful environmental impacts; contributes to the sustainable development of mining communities; and ensures the health and safety of workers.”center_img RelatedMining Minister Focuses on Limestone RelatedMining Minister Focuses on Limestone Advertisementslast_img read more

Most Read of 2018: Accidental acceleration leaves car suspended over 4th Street

first_imgTags :Santa Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMost Read of 2018: Shooting investigation at Cloverfield/I-10Most Read of 2018: Smoke and ash hit Santa MonicaYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours ago HomeNewsMost Read of 2018: Accidental acceleration leaves car suspended over 4th Street Dec. 24, 2018 at 5:00 amNewsMost Read of 2018: Accidental acceleration leaves car suspended over 4th StreetAngel Carreras2 years agoSanta Monica Editor’s Note: This story originally ran Jun. 11. It is republished here as part of our year-end coverage.A car broke through part of the safety cables in Parking Structure 5 (1440 4th Street) Monday morning and was suspended over 4th Street for about an hour while firefighters worked to secure the vehicle.Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez of the Santa Monica Police Depart said the elderly driver inadvertently pressed the accelerator instead of the brakes sending the car over the edge. The driver was helped out of the vehicle by a bystander who witnessed the incident.Despite the danger, Rodriguez said the driver was doing fine, and not injured in any way.According to Captain Patrick Nulty, with the Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD), firefighters received the call at about 10:30 a.m. and responded within 5 minutes 47 seconds. He said members of the Urban Search & Rescue Team found the late model Honda Civic extending out of the parking structure, held in place only by steel barrier cables.Two tow trucks were requested to help with the vehicle recovery. One used a winch to raise the front end of the car level with the parking structure floor while the other pulled the car horizontally back into the building. Firefighters had to break a window in the car to allow a chain to be passed through for the winch harness.The car was secured and the scene cleared at about 11:45 a.m.SMFD said 25 Firefighters responded with assistance from the Santa Monica Police Department and the Pacific Tow Company of Santa Monica.last_img read more

T-Mobile, UPC offer concessions on Austria deal

first_img Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more T-Mobile US hails nationwide home internet service Blog Home T-Mobile, UPC offer concessions on Austria deal Author Tags Steve Costello Relatedcenter_img The European Commission extended the review period for T-Mobile Austria’s acquisition of cable company UPC Austria – which was due to be completed this week – after the former offered concessions to get the deal a green light.T-Mobile announced its deal to acquire the cable company – a subsidiary of Liberty Global – in December 2017. It said it would create an integrated provider of mobile and fixed broadband and telephony, TV and entertainment services, and a “strong converged challenger and alternative” to market leader A1 Telekom Austria.It is not clear where the regulators are likely to look for concessions, due to the complementary mobile and fixed nature of the two companies, although UPC does have an MVNO business with around 73,000 customers and also has some wholesale deals in place.The deadline has now been extended to 9 July. T-Mobile US readies 5G FWA business move AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 JUN 2018 Previous ArticleT-Mobile extends parental controls beyond cellularNext ArticleTelecom Italia backs CEO after media storm Blog: Why Dish could break new ground for public cloud and open RAN AustriaT-Mobilelast_img read more