Alistair Darling to stand down as an MP at 2015 general election

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Herald Alistair Darling to stand down as an MP at 2015 general election Guy Bentley whatsapp Labour veteran and former chancellor Alistair Darling is standing down as an MP at the next election.The Labour MP told the Financial Times he wanted to exit Westminster while he was still “relatively young”. Furthermore, the former leader of the Better Together campaign threw his support for the Scottish Labour party leadership behind Jim Murphy.Darling told the FT:Jim has the enthusiasm, the energy and above all he’s a fighter. For too long we have sat back when we needed to fight.He added he was “frustrated” that the Labour party north of the border had not used the 10 point win in the Scottish independence referendum to renew itself in time for the general election.The Labour heavyweight voiced his concerns that if the majority of Scotland decides to vote for the SNP the country could be faced with a “neverendum”.The decision will come as a blow to Ed Miliband who has faced a wave of media criticism after the leader of Scottish Labour Johann Lamont resigned and delivered a harsh critique of the Westminster party’s treatment of its northern stronghold. Two recent opinion polls put the Labour party far behind the SNP and if replicated on polling day could see Labour lose up to 36 seats, which would seriously jeopardise the party’s chances of an overall majority.Alistair Darling became an MP in 1987 and served in the Blair government as secretary of state for Scotland and was later appointed chancellor of the exchequer under Gordon Brown in 2007. The two men had a fractious relationship, with Darling accusing No 10 of “debilitating” attacks.He staked out a future position as possible leader of the campaign to keep Britain in the EU. He warned that “If you sit back and wait till the other lot have taken so much ground then you’re on the back foot”. Former Labour spin doctor and political commentator Alistair Campbell tweeted his praise for Darling:Have known and worked with Alistair Darling for a couple of decades. Great guy, and was a good minister in every job he did. Politics’ loss— Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret) November 2, 2014  Sunday 2 November 2014 2:43 pm whatsapp Tags: General Election 2015 Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

News / E-commerce here to stay, which means a ‘fundamental redesign’ of supply chains

first_img The rapid e-commerce growth seen under lockdowns may be here to stay, requiring a “fundamental redesign” of supply chains.According to DHL Consulting CEO Sabine Mueller, the logistics giant saw e-commerce volumes jump 50% in multiple markets in April, with the pandemic “rewriting the rules” of online shopping.“For example, in Germany we were seeing higher than pre-Christmas volumes,” she said at the Alcott Global Virtual Supply Chain Summit last week.“And that is something I’m very sure will stay, as people won’t go back to their old, less-convenient shopping habits.”Ms Mueller said online grocery shopping had increased 31%, with 48% of customers intending to stick with ordering online instead of heading back to the supermarket post-lockdown.Other online shopping trends included a 210% increase in fitness equipment sales, a “huge increase” in the number of customers over the age of 60 and an increase in the average “ticket size” of virtual checkout baskets.“So we have more customers buying more, and also buying a larger variety of goods,” added Ms Mueller.“On the supply side, we’ve also seen significant change; for example, with Shopify registrations up 62% and eBay up 52%, while Amazon has hired an extra 175,000 workers since March to cope with demand. However, its share of online spending in the US has reduced from 42% to 35% because of the increase in competition.”She said it was important for new retailers to consider whether they wish to sell through the large marketplaces, or whether they are prepared to sell direct to consumer with next-day delivery – and do so without incurring very high logistics costs.“I think the first important step in the whole e-commerce game is having a decentralised fulfilment network with inventories located close to the end customer,” explained Ms Mueller.For example, she said, a luxury espresso machine brand was selling B2B across Europe from a distribution centre in the Czech republic, but costs were too high when using the same model for B2C sales. The solution was to study consumer data and implement decentralised warehousing through its 3PL network in the highest-demand areas, which were in the UK and France.“Cross-border logistics is becoming more and more important,” added Ms Mueller. “Which means high delivery costs for the last mile if you don’t have inventory close to end customers. The new e-commerce game is all about having good data on your customers, to make good predictions on demand and knowing where it will happen.”Overall, DHL expects worldwide e-commerce growth of 25% this year, up from its pre-crisis estimate of 16%.“We have a chance now to rethink our supply chains to make them more sustainable, and also to capture the true value of e-commerce,” said Ms Mueller. By Sam Whelan 20/07/2020last_img read more

Brexit News / Some progress to ease GB-NI border friction, but our costs are rising, says industry

first_img© Tanaonte | By Alex Whiteman, Brexit reporter 14/04/2021 Industry has welcomed the progress as the EU and UK edge closer towards easing GB-Northern Ireland border friction.But it has also urged governments to get past their “significant differences”.A spokesperson said cabinet minister David Frost would be meeting with EC vice president Maros Sefcovic tomorrow, part of a promise to work through issues surrounding the Northern Ireland Protocol.“We remain in regular contact at all levels,” the spokesperson told The Loadstar. “The discussions have been constructive, but there are still significant differences that need to be resolved.“Both the UK and EU are engaging with business, civil society and other stakeholders in Northern Ireland to understand the issues they are facing.”Ulster University Business School’s senior economist, Esmond Birnie, warned costs were rising “far more rapidly” in NI than other regions, threatening to price it out of the UK.Mr Birnie said the protocol meant it was easier for NI to trade with the EU than Great Britain, but noted that the latter was pivotal for many businesses in the region, routinely accounting for £10.4bn in trade compared with £2.4bn from the Irish Republic.Policy manager for Northern Ireland at Logistics UK Seamus Leheny told The Loadstar he had “consistently” called for trade simplifications to protect GB-NI supply chains.Mr Leheny said: “An agreement that would enable a trusted trader-type scheme ensuring fully certified and auditable supply chains would reduce friction for the majority of goods entering NI from GB, but at the same time protect the integrity of the EU’s single market”.According to The Guardian, options being considered do not include removing checks on goods, but instead focus on altering the implementation plan of further border controls, including the removal of rolling deadlines in favour of only introducing new phases when certain milestones had been reached. However, the Cabinet spokesperson would not confirm this.Meanwhile, reports of progress in revising the protocol were followed by the announcement that a legal challenge to the agreement will be heard next month.A coalition of the Traditional Unionist Voice, Ulster Unionist Party and the DUP launched legal action in February, arguing that new checks on goods moving into the region were imposed without public consent and threatened the union.last_img read more

Hundreds line up at Fort Myers COVID-19 testing site after Monday’s closure

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments FORT MYERS, Fla.- The state-run COVID-19 test site at CenturyLink Sports Complex is seeing pent up demand, after closing down due to the effects of Tropical Storm Eta.Hundreds stood in line for a rapid test Tuesday morning. “I think it’s the increase in cases,” Gina Testa, who’s getting tested before flying to New York, said. Members of the National Guard told those without an appointment that the wait time was around two hours at its peak.  State will continue to vaccinate on Easter Sunday, only testing sites will close April 3, 2021 CenturyLink COVID-19 testing site in Fort Myers to close Sunday May 21, 2021 DoorDash launches same-day delivery COVID-19 tests March 23, 2021center_img RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementWhen the rapid-testing began, the state said test results would be available within one hour. Tuesday, the state assured the sheer number of people tested has no impact on result times. Click here to pre-book an appointment. AdvertisementTags: centurylinkCOVID-19 testingEta COVID-19 testing offered by appointment only in Collier County February 26, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Classy Cullohill claim third Roinn 1 on the trot

first_img By Sean Hennessy – 30th May 2019 Classy Cullohill claim third Roinn 1 on the trot Twitter Facebook Cullohill GAA WhatsApp Brought to you in association with Roll n Bowl PortlaoiseCastletown 0-3 Cullohill 8-8Roinn 1 Camogie Championship FinalCullohill romped home to victory to claim their third Division 1 Cumann na mBunscol title on the trot by defeating a hard-battling Castletown in the last final of the 2019 series. Facebook Scorer – Castletown: Aoife Cuddy 0-3 Cullohill: Catherine Kirby 1-5, Aoife Kirby 2-0, Kayla Dwyer 1-0, Eadaoin Whyte 4-2, Aimee Lennon 0-1CASTLETOWN: Meibh Peters; Sarah Dunne, Gabrielle Cuddy, Doireann O’Connor; Sarah Phelan, Emma-Jane Cuddy; Aoife Cuddy, Annaliz Cash, Meaghan Lawlor. Subs: Cameron Doyle, Katie Rose Dunne, Ella Sheridan, Lorena Iordache, Courtney Phelan, Kiera Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Dollard, Meadhbh Doyle, Katie Lyons, Cluadia Cuddy, Gabby Rafter.CULLOHILL: Mia Henderson; Orla Brophy, Orla Holland, Lorraine Bergin; Kayla Dwyer, Catherine Kirby; Eadaoin Whyte, Aoife Kirby, Aimee Lennon. Subs: Isabel Delaney, Kara Fogarty, Ava Henderson, Niamh Kelly, Freya Holland, Kate Mahon, Katie Muldowney.SEE ALSO – LIVE BLOG: The final day of Cumann na mBunscol hurling and camogie action RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA TAGSCumann na mBunscol 2019 center_img Pinterest Previous articleA busy week for Knockbeg College with visit from Cuan Mhuire and Transition Year awardsNext articleAll of the results, pictures and reports from Day 3 of Cumann na mBunscol finals Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! Home GAA Cumann na mBunscol Classy Cullohill claim third Roinn 1 on the trot GAACumann na mBunscolSport Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Cullohill started quick as two fine points opened the scoring, with Aimee Lennon and Catherine Kirby grabbing the scores.Soon Cullohill’s dominance would culminate in the opening goal as Aoife Kirby picked up the loose ball and riffled home to make it 1-2 to no score.That became 2-2 just minutes later when Kayla Dwyer’s long-ranging effort just crept in under the crossbar, leaving Castletown in some bother. Catherine Kirby would then add another fine point.The gap furthered when Eodaoin Whyte managed to solo through for a good goal, but Castletown then showed a little sign of life when Aoife Cuddy powered through popped the ball over the bar.That did little to stem the Cullohill domination though, as Catherine Kirby grabbed a goal and two points along with Eadaoin Whyte’s two goals and a point, with Aoife Cuddy’s free at the end leaving it 6-5 to 0-2 at the break.It was much of the same in the second half as Cullohill added a Catherine Kirby point and an Eadaoin Whyte goal. Whyte raised the flags again when she knocked over a lovely point.Catherine Kirby added another good point before Aoife Kirby grabbed her second goal of the game which would turnout to be Cullohill’s last score. The game ended in a positive for Castletown as Aoife Cuddy pointed after a determined run.Cullohill were simply unstoppable all over but some notable performers for Castletown with Aoife Cuddy leading the scoring and full back Gabrille Cuddy was solid despite the pressure.Another Roinn 1 title for Cullohill making it three in a row. Pinterestlast_img read more

CME Group to shut London exchange and clearing house

first_img Exchanges get a boost from derivatives divisions James Langton Keywords DerivativesCompanies CME Group Chicago-based CME Group announced Wednesday it is shuttering its London, England-based exchange and clearing operations. The derivatives market operator said it plans to close CME Europe and CME Clearing Europe by the end of 2017. Derivatives trading soars in response to pandemic: WFE Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CME launches “micro” Bitcoin futures Related news “While Europe continues to be a critically important and expanding market for CME Group, with average volumes of more than 2.6 million contracts per day from European clients during 2016, our customers have shown that they prefer to access our global products, deep liquidity and greater capital efficiencies through our U.S. infrastructure,” says William Knottenbelt, senior managing director, international, CME Group, in a statement. In the months ahead, the CME says it will work closely with the industry and regulators as its winds down its London operations. “Though we have made the business decision to close these London-based entities, we will continue to maintain a significant operation in London to execute our global growth strategy, including serving our European client base, developing innovative products and services, and helping customers effectively manage their risk across every major asset class,” adds Knottenbelt.last_img read more

Declare Excess Money to Customs

first_imgDeclare Excess Money to Customs UncategorizedFebruary 27, 2007 RelatedDeclare Excess Money to Customs FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Customs Department is encouraging persons travelling with more than US$10,000 to declare it to Customs officials on entering any of the island’s airports. Customs regulations mandate that individuals entering the country must indicate if they are carrying currency or monetary instruments over US$10,000 or equivalent. Commissioner of Customs, Hector Jones notes that in recent times a number of persons have been charged for false declaration. “Bringing more than $10,000 is not illegal. What’s illegal is not declaring it,” Mr. Jones emphasised.If an individual is charged for false declaration, under Section 209 of the Customs Act, he/she shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars or treble the value of the goods to which the offence relates, whichever is greater. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedDeclare Excess Money to Customs RelatedDeclare Excess Money to Customslast_img read more

President Biden to Sign Executive Orders Establishing White House Gender Policy Council and Ensuring Education Free from Sexual

first_imgPresident Biden to Sign Executive Orders Establishing White House Gender Policy Council and Ensuring Education Free from Sexual The White HouseBiden-Harris Administration establishes a government-wide focus on uplifting the rights of women and girls in the United States and around the worldThe full participation of all people – including women and girls – across all aspects of our society is essential to the economic well-being, health, and security of our nation and of the world. This is a matter of human rights, justice and fairness. It is also critically important to reducing poverty and promoting economic growth, increasing access to education, improving health outcomes, advancing political stability, and fostering democracy.Today, President Biden will sign two Executive Orders. The first establishes the White House Gender Policy Council to ensure that the Biden-Harris Administration advances gender equity and equal rights and opportunity for women and girls. The second directs the Department of Education (ED) to review all of its existing regulations, orders, guidance, and policies for consistency with the Administration’s policy to guarantee education free from sexual violence.A year into COVID-19, women are still contending with the public health crisis, an ensuing economic crisis, and on top of those challenges, a caregiving crisis. The pandemic has exacerbated barriers that have held back women, especially women of color, forcing many to leave the workforce, manage virtual schooling, and absorb additional caregiving responsibilities. Many women are also on the frontlines of the response to COVID-19 – as essential workers keeping our economy, communities and families going. As the country continues to grapple with the pandemic and reckons with the scourge of systemic racism, President Biden knows that we need a government-wide focus on uplifting the rights of women and girls in the United States and around the world, restoring America as a champion for gender equity and equality.Today’s actions will:Establish the Gender Policy Council. The first Executive Order formally establishes the Gender Policy Council within the Executive Office of the President, with a role in both domestic and foreign policy development. The Council will work in coordination with the existing policy councils to advance gender equity and equality, including by:Combatting systemic bias and discrimination, including sexual harassment;Increasing economic security and opportunity by addressing the structural barriers to women’s participation in the labor force, decreasing wage and wealth gaps, and addressing the caregiving needs of American families and supporting care workers, predominantly low-paid women of color;Ensuring access to comprehensive health care and preventing and responding to gender-based violence;Promoting equity and opportunity in education and leadership; andAdvancing gender equality globally through diplomacy, development, trade, and defense, and by recognizing the needs and roles of women and girls in conflict prevention, peacebuilding, democratic rights-respecting governance, global health and humanitarian crises and development assistance.The White House Gender Policy Council will be an essential part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s plan to ensure we build a more equal and just society – by aggressively protecting the rights and unique needs of those who experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, including individuals who are Black, Latina, Native, Asian American and Pacific Islander, people with disabilities, and LGBTQI+.The Executive Order requires the Co-Chairs of the Council to submit to the President a Government-wide strategy to address gender in policies, programs and budgets, and an annual report to measure progress on implementing the strategy. To prevent and respond to gender-based violence, wherever it occurs, there will be a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor on Gender-Based Violence on the Council staff. The Executive Order also requires engagement with non-profit and community-based organizations, state and local government officials, Tribal Nations, foreign government officials and multilateral organizations.Ensure education free from sexual violence. President Biden will sign an Executive Order that will direct the Department of Education (ED) to review all of its existing regulations, orders, guidance, and policies to ensure consistency with the Biden-Harris Administration’s policy that students be guaranteed education free from sexual violence. It also directs ED to specifically evaluate the Title IX regulation issued under the previous administration and agency action taken pursuant to that regulation, to determine whether the regulation and agency action are consistent with the policies of the Biden-Harris Administration. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, Asia, Asian, executive order, gender equality, gender equity, global health, Government, Human Rights, Humanitarian, pacific, prevention, public health, public health crisis, United States, White Houselast_img read more

Vancouver and Clark County’s leaf coupon plan for not falling behind

first_imgProgram supplies residents with easy access to free and legal leaf disposalVANCOUVER — In recent years, the city of Vancouver and Clark County have made a program available to residents which has greatly improved their ability to address the many leaves falling each autumn.It is the responsibility of every homeowner to rake, collect and dispose of all leaves on their property. To rake or blow leaves into the street or gutter is, actually, illegal. Large leaves, once wet from rain, are incredibly difficult for street sweepers to clean from road gutters. Raking them as soon as possible is often the best recourse. Photo by Jacob GrannemanLarge leaves, once wet from rain, are incredibly difficult for street sweepers to clean from road gutters. Raking them as soon as possible is often the best recourse. Photo by Jacob Granneman Enter the Fall Leaf Coupon Program. The free process allows any resident to use free leaf disposal coupons at several composting locations across the county. Coupons can be found online and in the mail, along with a list of locations accepting them.“If you have yard debris service curbside, you can put those leaves in your cart for recycling and composting,” said Tanya Gray, a solid waste analyst with Vancouver, in a video. “But if you run out of room in the cart, you may need some extra help. We have disposal coupons so you can take an extra load of leaves to a composting facility and have them processed in the compost.”The program was put forth in an effort to reduce flooding, which has become a large problem in many low-lying areas in Clark County. With heavy, wet leaves surging into street gutters, the storm drains can become clogged or blocked. The city of Vancouver Public Works, along with the county’s team, often have to clear these obstructions with crews, or even robots, if the clog happens in the storm water system underground. SR-503 in Battle Ground, a major highway, has even experienced flooding in recent years.Blowing or raking leaves into the street intentionally, is actually unlawful in Clark County. The Leaf Coupon Program is a free, legal alternative. Photo by Jacob GrannemanBlowing or raking leaves into the street intentionally, is actually unlawful in Clark County. The Leaf Coupon Program is a free, legal alternative. Photo by Jacob Granneman“Storm drains can get congested, really easy, usually pretty fast, especially during the leaf season,” said Bill Lamkin, a street sweeper with Vancouver Stormwater, in a video. “There is a schedule, you can go straight to street sweeping on the city website. It’ll give you a general schedule of where we’ll be in that week. We do keep a schedule with garbage runs that we don’t sweep the area that’s being used for the garbage day.”Lamkin also mentioned that in addition to not purposefully pushing leaves into the gutter, residents can also check the schedule to move cars off the street; allowing the street sweeper to clear the road’s gutter in its entirety. The leaf coupon program applies only to leaves, and the city and county remind residents that all loads should be secured for transport. Locations are written on the website and on the coupons themselves. Facilities include companies like H&H in Brush Prairie. The program will, once again, run from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. The only limit is each resident can use one coupon to drop off a maximum of five cubic yards of leaves at any-given composting site. Some locations may have coupons on hand, but residents are encouraged to bring one printed and filled out ahead of time. Due to COVID-19, coupons can not be picked up in-person this year, but are available in the following formats:Print out a coupon from the city of Vancouver Solid Waste webpage: out a coupon from the Clark County Green Neighbors webpage: a coupon out of Waste Connections’ Recycling newsletter, which will be sent to all residences in Clark County in October. Coupons are also available on Waste Connections’ website at Vancouver Solid Waste at (360) 487-7160 or email [email protected] to have a coupon sent to you by mail. Please plan ahead and allow additional time to receive the coupon after making your request.Coupons are available in Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese and are also available from both city and county web pages.A list of the four composting locations where a coupon can be used is printed on the coupons and is as follows:H&H Wood Recyclers, 8401 NE 117th Ave. Phone: (360) 892-2805. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.McFarlane’s Bark, 8806 NE 117th Ave. Phone: (360) 892-6125. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in October/November; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday, in December.Triangle Resources, 612 S.E. Union St, Camas. Phone: (360) 834-7253. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday- Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 NW Old Lower River Road. Phone: (360) 737-1727. Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. 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Persistent Systems in collaboration with Prashanti Cancer Care Mission and IISER Pune organise 1st TCGA Conference and Workshop

first_imgPersistent Systems in collaboration with Prashanti Cancer Care Mission and IISER Pune organise 1st TCGA Conference and Workshop Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Related Posts Add Comment News cancerIISER PunePersistent SystemsPrashanti Cancer Care MissionTCGA Conference and Workshop Share By EH News Bureau on September 24, 2019 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The conference, workshop is aimed to encourage researchers, clinicians to actively participate, accelerate cancer research discoveries to translate into clinical outcomesPersistent Systems in collaboration with Prashanti Cancer Care Mission (PCCM) and IISER Pune announced the 1st TCGA Conference and Workshop from September 21-25, 2019 at IISER Pune. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), is a cancer genomics programme that molecularly characterised over 20,000 primary cancer and matched normal samples spanning 33 cancer types. This joint effort between the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute began in 2006, bringing together researchers from diverse disciplines and multiple institutions.TCGA has generated more than 2.5 petabytes of genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data over the years. The data, which has already led to improvements in the ability to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer, will remain publicly available for anyone in the research community to use.Modelling upon the NIH led TCGA initiative, Persistent Systems, Prashanti Cancer Care Mission (PCCM) and IISER Pune will be launching a TCGA India initiative on cancer data collection, analysis, and management. This initiative will play a critical role in advancing Indian healthcare.The TCGA Conference and Hands-on Workshop in India is aimed to encourage the community of Indian researchers and clinicians to actively participate and accelerate cancer research discoveries to translate into clinical outcomes. Attendees include Dr Jean Claude Zenklusen, Director, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), USA along with his senior colleagues; Prof Sunil Badve, Joshua Edwards Professor of Experimental Medicine, Indiana School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA who is coordinating between TCGA and Pune group and a large number of cancer researchers from across the globe. The Wellcome Trust -DBT India Alliance, a major biomedical funding agency in India has partnered with the Pune group in this important conference, highlighting the importance given by the Indian community to the need for a TCGA India initiative.Dr Anand Deshpande, Chairman, Persistent Systems said, “TCGA has helped the global cancer research community work towards prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. TCGA India proposes to build a similar India centric data set that will extend upon and integrate with global genomic initiatives. Software is fundamental to the TCGA initiative as an unprecedented amount of complex biological data needs to be collected, handled and managed. The India data set will help refine and discover treatments for Indian cancer patients.”“Persistent is delighted to be co-organising the first-ever TCGA India conference in Pune to bring together global experts working in this area which will result in collaboration and innovation amongst researchers,” added Dr Deshpande.“It is very encouraging that there is a willingness of performing large-scale genomics programs locally in India. I hope the results will be widely and openly distributed as the TCGA data was, and not restricted to commercial use.” stated Dr ZenklusenDr CB Koppiker, Breast Onco-surgeon and Medical Director, Prashanti Cancer Care Mission said,“With the declining cost of genomic technology, molecular/precision oncology is fast becoming mainstream in the cancer management in India. In my breast onco-surgery practice, I have seen the significant impact of tumour molecular profiling on better surgical and clinical management decision making. However, Indian cancers have uniquely different molecular attributes than their western counterparts. Hence, taking motivation from the TCGA project, it is timely and pertinent that the onco-community joins hands to initiate high impact, large scale, multi-disciplinary initiatives that are relevant to the Indian context. Prashanti Cancer Care Mission is committed to playing a pro-active role in this effort.”Prof LS Shashidhara, IISER Pune mentioned, “Considering human and micro-biome diversity in India and our distinctive identities compared to the rest of the world, it is imperative that more we share clinical data, better we can manage cancer at the clinical level and thereby reducing health burden in the society. TCGA India initiative provides an opportunity for Indian researchers to generate quality data and share them freely on a single platform. This initiative will also impact entire South-East Asia, given our shared biological history.”“To make any headway against a complex disease like cancer, one has to use all the tools one can garner to understand its strength and weaknesses. Having large databases that catalogue all aspects of cancer is critical in this endeavour. TCGA-India could provide such a library and make a difference to the management of cancer patients in India and Indian diaspora which together amounts to approximately 20 per cent of the world population,” opined Prof Badve. Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Comments (0)last_img read more