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Bedlam at Liverpool Street Station: 3,000 plague skeletons are being excavated to make way for Crossrail

first_img whatsapp Bedlam at Liverpool Street Station: 3,000 plague skeletons are being excavated to make way for Crossrail whatsapp Tags: bridges and landmarks Crossrail London buildings A gruesome discovery at Liverpool Street Station is coming to light as archaeologists begin excavating skeletons from a Bedlam burial ground.Work on the new Crossrail uncovered the remains of more than 5,000 people, including plague victims, a former Lord Mayor of London and a murder victim, in a graveyard underneath the commuter hub, which served the City of London and surrounding areas for more than 150 years. Just one more alarm snooze (Source: Crossrail)Now, 60 archaeologists have started working almost round the clock to uncover the site which researchers believe could be one of the most valuable ever uncovered in the capital.The cemetery was in service throughout the 16th and 17th centuries at a time in London’s history which saw the start of the British Empire, civil wars, the Restoration, Shakespeare, the Great Fire of London and, of course, the plague.It’s hoped that tests on the more than 300-year-old skeletons will help archaeologists understand the evolution of the plague bacteria strain.No one likes Mondays (Source: Crossrail)“This excavation presents a unique opportunity to understand the lives and deaths of 16th and 17th century Londoners,” said Crossrail’s lead archeologist Jay Carver.“The Bedlam burial ground spans a fascinating phase of London’s history, including the transition from the Tudor-period City into cosmopolitan early-modern London. This is probably the first time a sample of this size from this time period has been available for archaeologists to study in London. The Bedlam burial ground was used by a hugely diverse population from right across the social spectrum and from different areas of the City.”Central Line delays went on longer than expected for one commuter (Source: Crossrail)Researchers also hope to learn about the migration patterns, diet, lifestyle and demography of those who were living in London at the time.The work will take four weeks before they move onto uncovering the rather less gruesome medieval marsh deposits and Roman road remains running under the site.By September, work on building a new ticket office will be able to start.TFL’s update showed delays on all lines (Source: Crossrail)City workers and history buffs who fancy a peek at the site can visit the viewing gallery on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 1pm and 2pm.Here’s a glimpse of what you might see (not to be confused with the goings-on at the station above).Desperate commuters started digging their way to work (Source: Crossrail) Tuesday 10 March 2015 7:23 am Share Lynsey Barber Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmElite HeraldKate Middleton Just Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Heraldlast_img read more

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News / Angry Chinese truckers in mass strike as fuel costs overtake haulage fees

first_img By Alexander Whiteman 12/06/2018 Rising fuel prices and strikes have hit China’s truck market.Truckers across the country have staged mass protests and refused to work over the weekend.They claim transport fees are no longer sustainable in the face of rising fuel costs.An anonymous social media post said: “We can’t take it anymore, we have no choice but to stand together.”It added: “We won’t starve to death if we don’t work for a few days, but we will certainly not survive with the ridiculously low transport fees we are being paid.”The message called on the country’s 30 million drivers to join the strike and threatened to “smash the vehicle” of any who refused to participate.In the past four days, strikes have been recorded in Anhui, Chongqing, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanghai, Sichuan, and Zhejiang.One striking driver told Radio Free Asia on Monday the protests were also linked to a rising sense of job insecurity, exacerbated by the introduction of bidding systems for loads.“Have you heard of Yun Man Man? It’s a logistics app, and recently they introduced a bidding system, which means that they will definitely pick the cheapest bid,” said the driver.“People will be forced to keep cutting their haulage fee, which is negative competition, [and] that was what triggered [the strike].”Another said costs were far outweighing potential earnings, adding his income had dropped more than $6,000 in the past “few years”. He said he would rather “jump off a building” than get into trucking today.Spokesperson for labour watchdog China Labour Bulletin (CLB) Geoff Crothall said that while protests had occurred in the past he “could not recall” one of a similar scale.In the past 12 months, fuel costs have increased by some 8.5% and while the government has yet to issue any official communication on the issue, it reportedly cut prices by about $20 on Friday.The CLB suggested a membership recruitment drive by the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) earlier this year indicated some awareness of potential issues linked to rising costs.“In April, the ACFTU especially targeted the logistics and transportation sector,” it said in a statement. “This was an indication the official union was completely aware of potential labour relations conflict areas in China’s fast-evolving economy, but evidently that was not enough to prevent the strikes.” © Sheng Zhang last_img read more

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Cancer treatment at home is safe, effective, and closer to happening than you think

first_img Related: About the Authors Reprints Newsletters Sign up for Cancer Briefing A weekly look at the latest in cancer research, treatment, and patient care. We believe there’s a better place to treat cancer. Just as telemedicine is dramatically changing how primary care is delivered, much of cancer treatment can be delivered safely, effectively, and less expensively at home. As we wrote recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, cancer care at home could yield equal or higher-quality cancer care and greater patient satisfaction at lower cost than traditional care in a hospital or physician’s office. Infusions of many cancer drugs could also be given at home, moving the dominant site of cancer care from hospitals and outpatient clinics to the home. First OpinionCancer treatment at home is safe, effective, and closer to happening than you think Imagine having cancer and being told that most of your treatment will happen in your home instead of a high-tech cancer center. That may sound preposterous, but it’s closer to happening than you might think.Each year, about 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Within a year of diagnosis, three-quarters of those with advanced cancer end up in the hospital; 1 in 6 are hospitalized three or more times. And nearly everyone who needs chemotherapy spends hours a day in physician offices or outpatient clinics.Medicare spends nearly $30 billion on its beneficiaries with cancer in their first year of diagnosis. Depending on the diagnosis, hospitalizations account for 25 percent to 50 percent of that spending. Chemotherapy and its administration account for a good portion of the rest.advertisement @PC3Innovation Nathan R. Handley Adobe By Nathan R. Handley and Justin E. Bekelman Feb. 6, 2019 Reprints People with cancer, who are at particularly high risk for hospital-related complications like infections or blood clots, stand to benefit tremendously from cancer care at home. Several studies, for example, have shown that treating patients with fevers associated with abnormally low white blood cell counts (which often occur during chemotherapy) outside the hospital is as safe and effective as treating them in the hospital, at half the cost.The cancer care at home model could become a reality by taking three steps.First, we need to better understand who needs what kind of care. Some people with cancer have medically complex needs and should be treated in a hospital or clinic; others don’t. We need to develop criteria to sort out who should be treated where. These should account for the severity of the disease, expected side effects of the treatment, and patient and family preference.Hospital-at-home programs have shown that the care individuals receive at home, and their satisfaction with that care, are at least as good as in clinical settings. As digital health capabilities for home care accelerate with private sector investment, health systems should partner with industry to design and conduct demonstrations that compare the outcomes and costs of cancer care at home to usual practice. These pricey new cancer therapies are custom-made. Can they ever be more mainstream? Second, we need to establish the logistics to efficiently provide resources and staffing for cancer care at home. We can draw lessons from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which provides some cancer treatments through its home-based hospice/palliative care program. It might seem that administering chemotherapy in physician offices would be more efficient that administering it in patients’ homes, but that isn’t always the case. In one study, the nursing costs for intensive chemotherapy regimens delivered at home were 77 percent lower, and total costs (even accounting for transportation) were more than 50 percent lower than delivering these treatments in outpatient clinics.Third, Medicare, insurers, and other payers should develop new rules to appropriately pay for cancer care at home. At present, physicians and health systems are paid for giving cancer drugs in clinics and managing complications in hospitals. Public and private payers need to develop reimbursement policies that let patients with cancer receive hospital-level care and infused cancer drugs at home in order to promote — or at least not to obstruct — innovation in the delivery of cancer care that’s more patient-centric.It’s time to reimagine the role of hospitals and outpatient clinics in cancer care. Rather than being the routine site of care, hospitals and outpatient clinics should be reserved for the minority of cancer patients who require treatments that only hospitals and clinics can give. People with cancer will thank us for this change, from the comfort of their homes.Nathan R. Handley, M.D., is an oncologist at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University. Justin E. Bekelman, M.D., is a radiation oncologist and director of the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Justin E. Bekelman Leave this field empty if you’re human: Cancer care at home leverages medical and nursing teams that provide an array of services that includes home visits, intravenous medicine, careful monitoring, and lab testing. Successful models exist internationally, and the building blocks are already in place in the United States. For example, hospital at home programs, in which hospital-level medical care is provided in a patient’s home, have been fielded for skin infections, pneumonia, and other non-cancer illnesses by Johns Hopkins, Mount Sinai, Brigham Health, and Cedars Sinai.advertisement @nate_handley Privacy Policy Please enter a valid email address. Tags cancerhospitalspatientsresearchlast_img read more

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The U.S Should be Prudent in Permitting Political Refuge for NK…

first_img By Daily NK – 2006.04.07 2:27pm The U.S Should be Prudent in Permitting Political Refuge for NK Defectors North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News News SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News center_img Facebook Twitter Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News [imText1]‘NK defector verification system’ of the U.S seems problematic.On the 6th, Chosun Ilbo, a Korean newspaper, reported that a defector Ma Young Ae is likely to get permission to take political refuge in the U.S by citing what a North Korean human rights activator participating in a North Korean human rights movement in Washington said. The U.S authority concerned should be more careful about the political refuge permission for Ma Young Ae. Ma Young Ae cited as a reason for seeking political refuge that the South Korean government interrupted and suppressed her North Korean democratization movement. We do not know how hard Mrs. Ma worked for North Korean democratization. Yet activators who are more active than her in the world field are now working without any restriction of the government. We do know that the South Korean government does not consider the North Korean democratization movement as good, and tries interrupting the movement by taking every opportunity. However, the South Korean government does not imprison and torture activators like the past administrations. We understand Ma Young Ae could be afraid of the government, yet many activators who got even more severe threats and interruptions are firmly going their own ways. Even the people who got threaten to kill by the North Korean government continue working for the movement with courage. Before the U.S gives political refuge permission to Ma Young Ae, it should investigate the relationship between her and the South Korean government. Because of the relations with an alliance, the U.S does not need to sacrifice individual freedom and rights. Yet, in the case of Ma Young Ae, its political refuge permission falls far short of the purpose of the U.S to accept North Korean defectors at the level of humanitarianism. The U.S would not think that South Korea has a deteriorate freedom enough for somebody to seek a political refuge as well. Ma Young Ae is absolutely one of South Korean people. If she is threatened, the South Korean government should protect her, and if she is limited in political freedom, human rights organizations in South Korea would fight against the government. So she should not hide behind the U.S. The political refuge to the U.S could not be a topcoat for her.At our saying this, we would like to give affectionate advices to defectors living in the U.S.Once defectors who had gained a South Korean nationality tried to get a refuge permission to go to the U.S, without knowing that they would not come under the category. Some defectors wanted to go to the U.S because of their economical difficulties they faced in South Korea. Others did in order to realize their American dreams. Or, a few did in order to inform the Western countries of the reality of North Korea. We do not want to blame for their personal desires. However, we hope that you do not forget 20 millions brothers and sisters painfully living under a dictator in North Korea, whose wish is heartily eating a bowl of rice. Plus, we exhort that you say as it is. If North Korea is said as it is, yesterday and today of North Korea is a ‘hell’ itself. Why we try to add something or exaggerate the reality of North Korea? If there are some additions or exaggerations, many truthful witnesses would be discredited by them. The wrongful dictions and behaviors would be recorded to make freedom and liberation of North Korean suffering in North Korea delayed. To emphasize once again, the U.S should carefully reconsider the permission for NK defectors including Ma Young Ae who already got a South Korea nationality. It should not make the mistake that it ignores given advices and warnings or believes what the defectors say under an obsession of unconditional sympathy and humanitarianism. We are glad that the U.S is interested in North Korean issues and tries to solve them. Yet, the U.S should know that because of one mistake the hundred good actions can pale into significance.last_img read more

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Universities Australia welcomes discussion on research commercialisation

first_imgUniversities Australia welcomes discussion on research commercialisation Education Minister Alan Tudge today released the University Research Commercialisation consultation paper seeking feedback from universities, business and the community on how to maximise the social and economic benefits of Australia’s multi-billion-dollar university research sector.Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson said: “universities welcome the launch of the consultation paper as an important step in a key discussion for the nation.”“The research commercialisation discussion is an important one. We look forward to continuing the work with Government and industry to determine how to better translate and commercialise great Australian research.”“The government’s $1 billion for research in the October budget was a very important acknowledgement of the national value of Australia’s research effort. It has, and will continue to, save research jobs and research capacity.“‘Scaling up’, commercialisation and translation capabilities is an important aim in the drive to become an even more knowledge-based economy.”Minister Tudge acknowledged the world class nature of Australian research.“Our nation is home to thousands of exceptional academics and researchers – professors who are known and respected around the world and emerging experts whose work is on the cutting edge of human knowledge,” he said.“We should feel great national pride in the contributions our university researchers have made to the world’s knowledge.”Universities Australia will also prepare a detailed sector-wide response. /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:Australia, Australian, business, community, consultation paper, Economy, Government, Human, industry, Jackson, launch, Minister, research, research commercialisation, Universities Australia, universitylast_img read more

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CredChain: Take control of your own digital identity

first_imgCredChain: Take control of your own digital identity New blockchain architecture out of UNSW Engineering allows secure sharing and verification of credentials that has multiple real-world applications.UNSW computer scientists have created a new blockchain architecture that could help people from losing passwords to cryptocurrency wallets worth millions of dollars.Dr. Helen Paik and Prof. Salil Kanhere have led a team from UNSW Engineering to create CredChain, a blockchain-based Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) platform architecture that allows secure creation, sharing and verification of credentials.The system has potential real-world applications for medical and academic record-keeping and information-sharing but could also help keep important passwords safe.That lost password issue has proved extremely costly recently for a number of people who have been unable to access their digital Bitcoin wallets.One German man, now living in San Francisco, cannot access his wallet containing 7002 Bitcoin – worth around AU$457million at the start of March 2021 – after forgetting his password.Stefan Thomas created a complicated passcode for the wallet when he was paid in Bitcoin for work on a project in 2011, at a time when it was worth only a few thousand dollars.He wrote the password on a piece of paper, which he subsequently lost, and now has virtually no chance of remembering or guessing what the log-in credentials are.Key shardingDr. Paik and Prof. Kanhere, from the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW, say that ‘Key Sharding’ is a potential feature of their CredChain platform that could help solve such an expensive problem.The basic concept is that a complicated password can be split into a number of separate pieces (or shards) that are individually meaningless – until enough of the shards are re-assembled to validate the entire password.“In this case we say the password is a key. We can ‘split the key’, so-to-speak, into multiple pieces and store each piece in different locations,” Prof. Kanhere says.“If or when the key is lost, the owner can present enough pieces of the keys to the system to prove his identity and recover the original key. Each piece on its own cannot be used to access the account.“Managing important passwords is one of the big and ongoing challenges. In the case of a Bitcoin wallet, the system may only offer one way to connect the person’s identity to Bitcoin, so losing that single connection can have a very detrimental effect.”Dr Helen Paik and Professor Salil Kanhere led the UNSW Engineering team that created CredChain.A paper on the CredChain system, where credentials are managed through a decentralised application/wallet which allows users to store their data privately under their full control and re-use as necessary, won the Best Paper Award at the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom).Dr Paik says their new architecture addresses important issues regarding privacy and security.“At the centre of this is the idea of decentralisation of this identity authority. So, there are no central government or big ID service-providers that are controlling your identity. It’s now on the blockchain, decentralised. No one owns it, except the user, who has control and owns their own identity on the blockchain platform,” she says.“Most digital credential sharing schemes currently adopt centralised storage and management of credentials and associated keys, which could lead to a single point of failure and high security risks.”Decentralised serviceThe CredChain architecture could be utilised for many applications where establishing trust in certain claimed information is critical to delivering services.“CredChain is a decentralised identity service and in the paper we talk about micro-credentials in the education service – where the user can collect all the small bits of information about the courses completed and grades achieved and store that in a tamper-proof system and later be able to verify that to anyone who wanted or needed to know,” Dr Paik says.“Our system also ensures that when a credential is shared, the user can redact parts of the credential to minimise the private data being shared, while maintaining the validity of the credential.“This could also be applied for people collecting and controlling their own medical records and being able to decide precisely what personal information they share.”Prof. Kanhere is the general chair, and Dr Paik is also part of the organising committee, for the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC) which will take place virtually between May 3-6.The Conference is the primary forum for technical exchange of the latest research and innovation, regulation, policies, standards, and applications in the exciting and emerging area of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Risk Warning: Cryptocurrency is a unregulated virtual notoriously volatile asset with a high level of risk.  Any news, opinions, research, data, or other information contained within this website is provided for news reporting purposes as general market commentary and does not constitute investment or trading advice.  /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:architecture, Australia, blockchain, communications, Computing, conference, cryptocurrency, education, Engineering, German, Government, innovation, Professor, regulation, San Francisco, Scientists, university, University of New South Wales, UNSWlast_img read more

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Phase 1B of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Begins

first_imgPhase 1B of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Begins NT GovernmentSenior Territorians, Aboriginal people and health care and emergency workers will begin receiving their COVID-19 vaccines as the rollout continues across the Territory.Eligible Territorians among the Phase 1B cohort include people over the age of 70, adults with specified underlying medical conditions, remaining health care workers, critical and high risk workers such as police, fire, emergency services and meat processing workers. Phase 1B also marks the start of the vaccination program for Aboriginal adults.This week, 10 GPs and three respiratory clinics will begin administering the vaccine as part of Phase 1B. Thirteen Aboriginal community health organisations will also begin providing the vaccine across the NT in the coming weeks. This will occur in a staged approach, with some services starting earlier than others.In addition to its hospital hubs in Darwin and Alice Springs, NT Health will establish community vaccine clinics in Tennant Creek, Katherine and Gove where GP clinics have not indicated their capacity to deliver the vaccination program as part of Phase 1B. Planning for how this will be managed is underway to make sure all eligible Territorians have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.NT Health will also be administering the vaccine in Aboriginal communities where it is the primary health care provider, and is working closely with its Aboriginal health partners and community leaders to plan for the vaccine rollout and how this can be done to best meet local needs.So far, NT Health has administered 5083 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes 467 Territorians who have received their second dose and are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinating those frontline workers most at risk, as part of Phase 1A remains the priority for NT Health.People are encouraged to check the Australian Government’s eligibility checker to find out where they can get their vaccination when it’s their turn.People eligible for Phase1B can call approved GP clinics or their Aboriginal health clinics to book an appointment.Participating NT GP Clinics include: Bakewell Medical, Arafura Medical Casuarina, Arafura Medical Humpty Doo, Top End Medical in Palmerston, Leanyer Medical, Territory Medical in Nightcliff, Pandanus Medical in Millner, Cavanagh Medical in Darwin, Bath Street Medical in Alice Springs, Mall Medical in Alice Springs, Palmerston GP Super Clinic Respiratory Clinic, Congress Respiratory Clinic in Alice Springs and Central Clinic Respiratory Clinic in Alice Springs.Quotes from Chief Minister, Michael Gunner:“The Territory Labor Government has saved lives and saved jobs during the coronavirus crisis.“We’ve protected all Territorians by making sure our most at-risk of exposure frontline staff are vaccinated as part of the first phase of the rollout, which remains on track.“As we move into the next phase of the rollout, we are providing an extra layer of protection to the community, and ensuring we are on track as Australia’s comeback capital.Quotes from Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles:“The vaccine is safe, effective and it has been rigorously tested. To ensure we return to what life was like before the pandemic, the vaccine is the way forward.“Most Territorians will receive their vaccines from the middle of the year, but I encourage everyone to roll up your sleeves when it is your turn.”Quotes from Lead of the Territory’s COVID-19 rollout, Michelle McKay:“Our dedicated vaccination teams have been working incredibly hard over the last four weeks to keep Territorians safe.“We are continuing to make sure our highest risk frontline workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but now as we move into Phase 1B even more Territorians are eligible to receive the vaccine.” /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:Aboriginal, Alice Springs, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Casuarina, Central, Darwin, Emergency Services, Government, health, Humpty Doo, Katherine, Northern Territory, NT Health, Palmerston, planning, Tennant Creeklast_img read more

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Aster to enter diagnostics business in India

first_img News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Aster DM HealthcareAster LabsGulf Cooperation CouncilJust Screening Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share Related Posts WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on May 30, 2019 Read Article Aster to enter diagnostics business in India The company plans to start Aster Labs in Karnataka and Kerala in first phase then extend to other states by FY21Aster DM Healthcare announced, it is entering into diagnostic services segment in India and plans to have two operational labs by the second quarter of the current fiscal in the first phase.The company plans to start Aster Labs in Karnataka and Kerala in the first phase and then extend to other states by FY21, where it already has a presence through its hospitals. The company will also look at strategic acquisitions to expand this business. Aster DM Healthcare said in a statement.The company’s focus is on bringing quality healthcare closer to the people. It has been doing this through its hospitals, clinics, labs and pharmacies in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.Azad Moopen, Founder, Chairman and MD, Aster DM Healthcare said, “We would like to look into these areas also in India which has become a major market for us with 12 operational hospitals. With this in mind, we are now expanding the range of services with Aster Labs to help meet some of the service gaps in the local healthcare market.”“Instead of the traditional ‘Just Screening’ only model, the company shall also be focussing on ‘Preventive Healthcare’ extending the service to the homes of its customers through proper logistic arrangements, added Moopen. The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img read more

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Man held in firebomb attack on Los Angeles police station

first_imgOfficers took Rosin into custody without incident at a nearby intersection and “observed that he smelled like gasoline,” the statement said.The Los Angeles man was booked for investigation of igniting an explosive and an unspecified misdemeanor warrant, and was being held on $501,000 bail, police said. It was not immediately known if Rosin had an attorney. Police personnel witnessed the attack through the station’s closed-circuit TV system and officers gave chase on foot while a supervisor extinguished the flames. HomeBriefsMan held in firebomb attack on Los Angeles police station May. 11, 2021 at 1:00 pmBriefsNewsMan held in firebomb attack on Los Angeles police stationGuest Author1 month agoNo tags A man threw a firebomb at a Los Angeles police station and was chased down by officers and arrested, police said Monday. No one was hurt in the weekend attack.center_img Associated Pressshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentClose the gas facilityBird scooters to be booted out of Santa MonicaYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press8 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson15 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter15 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor15 hours ago Jonathan Rosin, 24, approached the Topanga station at 12:55 a.m. Sunday, lit a glass bottle containing a flammable liquid and threw it at the front window, where the bottle shattered and ignited, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.last_img read more

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Amazon hits back at child speaker criticism

first_img Saleha Riaz Amazon defended itself against allegations its Echo Dot Kids Edition smart speaker records and saves children’s personal information without parental consent.It responded after politicians and advocacy groups in the US urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate whether the device breaches the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).A coalition of 19 consumer and public health advocates led by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood said Amazon “collects sensitive personal information” including childrens’ voice recordings and data gathered from their “viewing, reading, listening, and purchasing habits, and retains it indefinitely”.“Most shockingly, Amazon retains childrens’ data even after parents believe they have deleted it,” the group said.A letter written by five senators echoed these sentiments, adding childrens’ privacy must be ensured as IoT devices targeting young consumers come to market.However, Amazon said it works closely with industry groups including the Family Online Safety Institute; follows industry best practices for securing verifiable parental consent; and adheres to COPPA.Earlier this week Apple and Google removed three dating apps from their stores after the FTC found they violated COPPA. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AmazonEcho Dot Kids Edition Author Amazon gauges interest in fresh Alexa hardware Previous ArticleTelefonica touts positive trendsNext ArticleMobile Mix: Pixels and privacy at Google I/O Amazon prepares to step out with Sidewalk Tags center_img Related Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more HomeDevicesNews Amazon hits back at child speaker criticism Amazon opens up Alexa AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 MAY 2019 Devices last_img read more

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