To taper or not to taper, that is today’s question for the Bank of England

first_img“It is true that the Bank of England has been optimistic about economic growth, but the actual economic numbers have been stronger than their expectations,” Aslam noted. His departure from the MPC in the coming months will be keenly felt, mainly due to his ability to think outside of his comfort zone, Hewson noted. Michiel Willems whatsapp “Mercifully all of this talk of negative rates has been put to one side, with the vaccine rollout plan now much further advanced and various restrictions set to be eased further, new virus variants notwithstanding,” Hewson concluded. These potential improvements raise the prospect of some early discussion about the prospect of the bank becoming less accommodative over concerns that current policy might be a little too easy.   The two most important days of the week are here; tomorrow, we have the US NFP data, and today, we have the monetary policy decision by the Bank of England. “We can expect the bank to raise their growth as well as inflation forecasts for a start, given the strength of recent economic data, and the positive outlook for Q2. Their biggest conundrum will be as to how they will decide on the durability of the economic rebound,” he said this morning. Show Comments ▼ To taper or not to taper, that is today’s question for the Bank of England Share Nearly half of the population has already received its first dose of coronavirus’s vaccine, Aslam pointed out, and new daily cases have fallen below 2,000. “If we looked at the same figure a couple of months ago, this number was well over 40,000 a day.” “The reality is that the Bank of England is in a much stronger position now as compared to a few months ago, and the primary reason for this is the massive success on the coronavirus’s vaccine process,” he added. “While some of his ideas have attracted criticism and scorn in some circles, at least he was prepared to think outside of the box, unlike other members of the MPC who seem rather two dimensional in their thinking when it comes to monetary policy,” he said. “Traders are also not expecting any change in the asset purchase program from the BOE, although there is a strong possibility that the bank may upgrade its economic growth projections for the country,” Aslam said. (Getty Images) Also Read: To taper or not to taper, that is today’s question for the Bank of England The UK has also eased off a number of coronavirus-related restrictions, and more restrictions will be eased off this month. As far as the Bank of England is concerned today’s policy decision is important in the context of how policymakers see how the UK economy will evolve over the next few months, given how different the economic picture is now, from when they last met back in March, said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets UK. “This is despite the fact that the UK faced two challenges at the same time: coronavirus and Brexit. As a result, we have seen some serious strength in Sterling, and it seems like that there is still plenty of steam left in its rally,” he added. Tags: Bank of England “No changes to monetary policy are expected, but we could start to see some taper talk. The recent pause in 10-year gilt yields is likely to have prompted a sigh of relief, however given the improvements that might be seen in the data in the coming months we might see some early discussions about reining back on the bond buying program in the form of modest tapering,” Hewson concluded. (Getty Images) Also Read: To taper or not to taper, that is today’s question for the Bank of England No firework is really expected at this event as it is widely believed that the BOE will leave the interest rate as it is, commented Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Avatrade, this morning. Having said all of this, Aslam thinks it is highly unlikely that the Bank of England will pull the trigger on the tapering process before the Federal Reserve.” Although, the timing for them could be incredibly close, just like before,” he said. The public transport system shows that traffic flow has increased significantly, and the UK is also going to drop the social distancing rule very soon. Basically, all lockdown restrictions will be dropped by 21 June. (Getty Images) Also Read: To taper or not to taper, that is today’s question for the Bank of England In addition to this, international flights, especially to Europe, will also be opened this month, and businesses have started to bring back their employees in offices. (Getty Images) Also Read: To taper or not to taper, that is today’s question for the Bank of England whatsapp The March meeting saw some members of the Monetary Policy Committee become more optimistic, notably chief economist Andrew Haldane who suggested the potential for a coiled spring economic rebound from a build-up of excess savings. Vaccine progress (Getty Images) Policymakers’ take Thursday 6 May 2021 7:29 amlast_img read more

16 Powerful Photos from the NoDAPL Protest

first_imgPolitics16 Powerful Photos from the NoDAPL ProtestL.A. is not going to stop fighting back any time soonBy Maddie Crichton – February 6, 2017757ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItOn Sunday, February 5th, an estimated 1,500 people took to Pershing Square to protest the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines. The march was in response to Trump’s executive order to continue the construction of these pipelines. Here are some of the most arresting images:      TAGSstrikeprotestnodapldaplmarchPrevious articleThis L.A. Studio Is Making the Most Jawdropping Dance VideosNext articleChef George Abou-Daoud of Farida Shares His 10 Favorite Dishes in L.A.Maddie Crichton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORProtesters Opposed to New COVID Safety Measures Gather Outside L.A. Public Health Director’s HouseL.A. Braces for Escalating Pro-Trump Demonstrations, Counter-Protests, and Possible ViolenceWhat I Saw at the Revolution: A First-Person Account of the L.A. Protestslast_img read more

Here’s your guide to the Laois minor hurlers third Leinster championship match against Kilkenny

first_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest Laois minor hurling team 2018 Brought to you in association with Mulhall Meats PortlaoiseThe Laois minor hurlers will conclude the group stage of the Leinster championship against Kilkenny this evening.At 7pm today, they will go head to head against the Cats in O’Moore Park in the third round of the Leinster championship. Twitter Community Home Sport GAA Here’s your guide to the Laois minor hurlers third Leinster championship match… SportGAAHurlingLaois Minor Hurling Team RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleJOB VACANCY: Downey’s Auto Stop in Portlaoise are hiringNext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, May 25, 2018 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp TAGSLaois v KilkennyLeinster MHC WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad center_img Facebook Ends Lyons’ side are in a group with the aforementioned Kilkenny, plus Wexford and Dublin, two teams they lost to.This is tier 1 of the newly revamped Leinster minor championship and regardless of where Laois finish in the group, they will be guaranteed a quarter final spot.If they finish bottom of Tier 1, they will face the team who top Tier 2 – which consists of Offaly, Meath, Antrim and Kildare.Kilkenny have won both of their games so far and a win over Laois will see them finish top of the tier.But ahead of that, we take a more in depth look at the game:Starting TeamsThe teams named ahead of Friday’s game are:Laois:Kilkenny:What Kilkenny players should we watch out for?Kilkenny have been ruthless so far as you would expect and a number of their players have shone.Conor Kelly has been a scoring machine while the likes of Cian Kenny, Jack Morrissey and Cathal O’Leary have also done well. All of those players will need to be closely marked.What’s Kilkenny’s season been like so far?It has gone very well. Big wins over Dublin and Wexford leave them top of the group going into this game.And that is where they will finish regardless of the result here as they have a better head-to-head record than either Dublin or Wexford should one of them win that game.What’s the history between the sides?The most recent meeting between the teams actually came last year in the Leinster Minor championship semi final.And it is not a game that Laois will remember fondly as they went down by 6-21 to 0-9.Here are the teams and scorers from that day:SCORERS – Laois: Oisin Bennett 0-6 (0-6 frees), James Keyes, Daniel Comerford and Ciarán Comerford 0-1 Kilkenny: Adrian Mullen 1-8 (0-2 free), Niall Brassill 1-3, Jesse Roberts 1-2, John Dowd 1-2, Sean Ryan 1-2, Daithi Barron 1-1, Jim Ryan 0-2, Eoin O’Shea 0-1LAOIS: Cathal Dunne (Clough Ballacolla); Daniel Breen (Camross), John Maher (Rosenallis), Diarmuid Conway (Clough Ballacolla); Ryan Murphy (Galmoy), Padraig Delaney (The Harps), Eoin O’Connor (Portlaoise); PJ Daly (Clonad), Liam Senior (Clonaslee St Manman’s); Ciaran Comerford (The Harps), Liam Delaney (Camross), Daniel Comerford (The Harps); James Keyes (Colt), Oisin Bennett (Camross), Joe Phelan (Castletown). Subs: Joe McCormack (Castletown) for Murphy (25mins), Pádraig Dunne (The Harps) for D Comerford (46mins), Odhrán Phelan (Camross) for Daly (47mins), Brandon McGinley (Rathdowney-Errill) for J Phelan (51mins), Eoin Gaughan (Camross) for Keyes (58mins)KILKENNY: Dean Mason; Tommy Ronan, Michael Carey, Darragh Walsh; James Brennan, Conor Flynn, Jordon Molloy; Eoin O’Shea, Jesse Roberts, John Dowd, Jim Ryan; Eoin Cody, Adrian Mullen, Seán Ryan. Subs: Jack Kelly for Cody (46mins), Daithi Barron for Ryan (49mins), Luke Murphy for Walsh (50mins), Brian Staunton for Flynn (55mins), Eoghan Moylan for Ryan (55mins)What are the odds? There doesn’t seem to be any odds available from any of the bookmakers for this game.When, where and how much?7pm on Friday, May 25 in O’Moore Park.Adults: €10Juveniles (U-16): FreeStudents/Senior Citizens:- €5 with appropriate I.D.SEE ALSO – A player-by-player guide to the Laois minor hurlers as they continue Leinster hurling campaign Facebook Here’s your guide to the Laois minor hurlers third Leinster championship match against Kilkenny Rugby Pinterest Community Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding By Alan Hartnett – 25th May 2018 Twitterlast_img read more

Businesses not Registered with COJ Cannot Advertise

first_imgRelatedBusinesses not Registered with COJ Cannot Advertise Businesses not Registered with COJ Cannot Advertise UncategorizedSeptember 4, 2007 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Businesses that are not registered with the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ), are prohibited from advertising and will face prosecution involving a fine or imprisonment if they breach this law.The provision is contained in the amendments to the Registration of Business Names Act that became effective on September 3, and stipulates that only businesses that are registered are permitted to advertise.“This means that placing an advertisement in a newspaper, sending out something on a letter head, anybody in any way representing themselves in a name other than their true christian and surnames, are liable for prosecution if they are not duly registered,” Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the COJ, Shellie Leon told JIS News in an interview.The amendment to the legislation will have implications for the advertising industry as advertising agencies will need to adjust to the new provision. To assist with this adjustment, the Deputy CEO informed that the COJ has begun disseminating material on details of the Act to advertising agencies. “When persons go to them to advertise and are not registered, they (advertising agencies) can tell persons of the requirements and give them the necessary tools to go and register,” Miss Leon said.Providing more details about the Registration of Business Names Act and its recent amendments, Miss Leon said that the Act governs the registration of sole proprietorships, partnerships and now corporations trading in another name.“This legislation is ideally suited for small business proprietors who trade in a limited scope on a small scale or persons not engaged in activities which by their very nature, would give way to frequent litigation,” the Deputy CEO pointed out.It is anticipated that the amendments will provide more protection for consumers and proprietors of registered businesses.Outlining the areas covered by the amendments, Miss Leon pointed to the recognition of electronic registration, registration of business names by companies, obligation to register as a precondition of advertising, regulations for use of names for firms, traders, corporations and individuals and increases in penalties for contravening the Act.In relation to electronic registration, Miss Leon noted that with the passing of the Electronic Transaction Act, methods of application would be expanded to include sending applications by electronic means together with the current methods of delivery in person, by post or by courier.“Methods are now being worked out whereby there will be systems in place for persons who file businesses electronically,” she informed, adding that this amendment “takes into account modern day demands, getting things done faster and the need to decentralize the COJ.”In terms of business names, the amended Act stipulates that the Registrar will not register a name if it is the same as that of a business already registered or which is the same as that of a company already registered under the Companies Act.Additionally, the Deputy CEO advised that persons should double check to ensure that they were not infringing on any registered trademark or previously registered business.The Act, she continued, also specifies that “if the Registrar upon three occasions ask a business to register or renew and that business did not go ahead and effect registration or renewal, the Registrar can, with the order from a Judge, have that business closed.”“The legislation has also changed, in that previously if a corporation wanted to register under the Act, it had to join with a natural person.now under the amended law, the corporation is able to register on its own,” she informed.On the matter of penalties, the amendments provide for persons to be fined up to $15,000 or imprisoned for up to three months for non-registration.Miss Leon appealed to business persons and entities to formalize their operations, noting that “it provides greater protection, proof of ownership of your business and will enable you, in certain cases, to institute and continue certain lawsuits.” RelatedBusinesses not Registered with COJ Cannot Advertisecenter_img RelatedBusinesses not Registered with COJ Cannot Advertise Advertisementslast_img read more

Right to Education must be Secured for All

first_imgRelatedRight to Education must be Secured for All Right to Education must be Secured for All UncategorizedMarch 17, 2008 Advertisements RelatedRight to Education must be Secured for Allcenter_img RelatedRight to Education must be Secured for All FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education, Andrew Holness has emphasized that the right to education must be secured for all citizens, whether in the formal system, or access after leaving the public school system.He was speaking, today (March 17), at the opening of the international conference on adult education, hosted by the Jamaica Council for Adult Education (JCAE), in collaboration with the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning and the HEART Trust/NTA. The three-day conference is being held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.Mr. Holness pointed out that lifelong learning is emerging as an important policy issue, as throughout the world, governments are actively encouraging citizens to continue to learn. He added that lifelong learning is a fairly new concept, and governments are grappling with how to formally institutionalize this, not just within the education system, but also in the social and economic system.He said that as one of the skills and competences of lifelong learning, literacy is often reduced to the ability of just reading and writing, but “the literate person must be able to interpret and communicate.”“The concept of lifelong learning, particularly that of literacy, plays an important part,” Mr. Holness emphasized.The Minister said the lifelong learning strategy should be geared towards raising standards and attaining levels throughout the education system, promoting inclusion, access to, and widening participation in the education and training systems, thereby enhancing skills development and employability, developing a community focus, emphasizing citizenship and good attitudes and appropriate values.“Most importantly, the lifelong learning strategy involves creating a learning organization,” he asserted, adding that this presents the challenge of how to make the workplace into an institution of learning.“This is a challenge.for human resource planners to develop strategies. It requires business people to understand that the more educated and trained their members of staff are, the better the profits. That is going to take a great amount of education to achieve,” he stressed.Mr. Holness pointed out that the greatest challenge for any society is how to achieve efficiency without sacrificing equity, and that this can only be achieved through education.“That’s the only thing that is going to guarantee that you increase the efficiency of your human resources, which is the ultimate in improving your productivity and at the same time, secure the benefits of that productivity. So, the more we stress education from (age) zero to 100, the better our chances are of improving our efficiency along with equity in our society, and that is a major challenge,” he said.The conference, which is being held under the theme, ‘The Learning City: a Vehicle for Community Transformation’, will discuss topics such as: ‘Family life in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean’; ‘Crime and violence (effects and counter trends); ‘Information and communication technology’; ‘HIV in Jamaica (progress and challenges)’; ‘Poverty and socio-economic development’; and ‘Learning for transformation’, among other subjects.last_img read more

First Step of Renewable Hydrogen Trial in Tennant Creek

first_imgFirst Step of Renewable Hydrogen Trial in Tennant Creek NT GovernmentThe Territory Labor Government knows that investing in renewables delivers clean, affordable and reliable energy for Territorians, attracts new private investment and creates more local jobs.A major step in the development of an off grid renewable hydrogen project trial is set to begin in Tennant Creek by mid-March.The joint venture from Australian companies Axcentium and Ahurei is trialling its new technology, Aqua AeremTM, which captures water from the atmosphere in arid environments.The Aqua AeremTM technology provides an innovative approach to secure a sustainable water supply, which is an essential in the development of renewable hydrogen and will be particularly valuable in arid areas. /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:atmosphere, AusPol, Australia, Australian, energy, Government, hydrogen, Investment, jobs, Northern Territory, project, renewable, sustainable, technology, Tennant Creek, trial, Waterlast_img read more

Awards reward Class of 2020 high achievers

first_imgAwards reward Class of 2020 high achievers Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing The Honourable Grace GraceNearly 60 high-achieving Year 12 graduates from Weipa to the border town of Stanthorpe will have some extra cash in their pockets to support their university studies, thanks to Palaszczuk Government grants and scholarships.They include 36 students who are studying to become teachers, as well as winners of an award that recognises one of Queensland’s great reforming Labor premiers, T.J. Ryan. Education Minister Grace Grace congratulated the winners of the 2021 T J Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarships and the 2021 Aspiring Teacher Grants. “Thomas Joseph Ryan was a teacher and a lawyer before he led many important social and economic reforms as Premier of Queensland during World War I,” he said. “Along with our Aspiring Teaching Grants, these awards give a helping hand to Queensland’s best and brightest as they pursue their university studies. “It’s particularly important that we encourage the young people who demonstrate the dedication, skills and knowledge we want in Queensland classrooms.” Aspiring Teacher Grant recipients include Josie Millard from Weipa, who graduated from Western Cape College and is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at Central Queensland University, based in Cairns. “I’m planning to use my grant towards my university fees and also for flights home to Weipa to see my family,” Josie said. “Growing up in a remote community you really see the difference teachers make to children’s education and to their whole lives. “I’d love to teach in a rural or remote community when I graduate. It’s so important for children to understand that growing up in a remote community shouldn’t limit you and you can achieve whatever you set your mind to.” Josie is one of seven rural and remote school leavers who receive $5000 grants. Beaudesert State High graduate Georgia Tommerup is enrolled in a Bachelor of Education – Secondary at Griffith University in Brisbane and is one of 32 students who received $2500 general Aspiring Teacher Grants.“Teaching is the perfect career for me. I’ve always been supported by my teachers and I want to be that person for someone else,” she said. The TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarships provide up to $10,000 to winners. They include Brisbane State High School graduate Angela Chen who is studying a Bachelor of Medical Science/ Doctor of Medicine at UNSW and Rockhampton Grammar School graduate Sansuka De Silva who is studying a Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne. Both of them say their scholarships will help fund their travel home from interstate. Read the full list of recipient of TJ Ryan scholarships. Read the full list of Aspiring Teacher Grants. /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, Beaudesert, Brisbane, Cairns, Central, Government, Griffith, Griffith University, Melbourne, Monash, Monash University, Palaszczuk, QLD, Queensland, Rockhampton, Ryan, Stanthorpe, UNSW, Weipalast_img read more

U.S. Professor Of The Year Pioneers Use Of Technology In Teaching Undergraduates

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 17, 2004 Distinguished Professor Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder has long been a pioneer in using technology to help teach science. His undergraduate class on “The Physics of Everyday Life” uses numerous technical innovations including infrared transmitter “clickers” that instantly show how well students are understanding the material, extensive use of online interactive simulations and in-class experiments with data taken and displayed to the students in real time. “There are tremendous opportunities for uses of technology in science education, both in new ways to present science that is more engaging to students, and that provides an efficient way to learn so much more about what students are learning or not learning,” he said. “Technology can make education more effective and more efficient at the same time.” In 1998, Wieman was among several CU-Boulder faculty members who created a Web site allowing users to conduct more than 65 “virtual experiments” on their computer screens. The award-winning site, called Physics 2000, is built around topics of general interest, including X-rays, microwave ovens and CT scans. In 2002, Wieman launched the Physics Education Technology Project with $250,000 of his Nobel Prize money in cooperation with the Kavli Institute of Oxnard, Calif., the National Science Foundation and CU-Boulder. The use of virtual physics experiments created through PhET has improved learning in his undergraduate class, he said. “Simulations provide information in a way that no other method of presentation can do. It has the potential to transform how people learn science.” Each student in Wieman’s “The Physics of Everyday Life” class uses an infrared transmitter “clicker” — similar to a TV remote control — to send “votes” to a computer, where they are tabulated and projected for the entire class on a screen. Each clicker is registered to a student and has an individual and identifiable signal. The system allows for active participation by all students and provides immediate feedback to the instructor and the students about any confusion or misunderstandings in the material being presented. “Beginning students just don’t think like expert scientists,” he said. “Often, teachers who are experts in a subject misinterpret how students respond. The same words often mean something very different to students than they do to the faculty. I’ve learned that when something makes sense to me one way, that that doesn’t mean at all that that is the right way to present it to the students because they are beginning students.” Clickers help avoid this problem by providing immediate feedback on how much the class as a whole — or an individual student — is understanding. The use of clickers by CU-Boulder faculty has grown from seven in 2002 to about 40 this year, said Michael Dubson, a senior physics instructor and campus leader in the use of clickers. Assigning students to sit in permanent groups of three or four throughout the semester and then using clickers to “vote” as a group on the predicted outcome of experiments has generated much more student discussion and involvement, Wieman said. More students are asking and responding to questions in class, and test scores show students are learning more. Wieman also uses the Web and e-mail extensively to enhance communication. All course materials and other class information is posted on a course Web site that students regularly consult, thereby avoiding the need to use valuable class time to cover routine information. He also has students start each week by sending questions they have about the course material and any comments on aspects of the class they find helpful or unhelpful. “This feedback lets me do a much better job of adjusting the class during the week to target particular student difficulties,” he said. Wieman also uses brief online surveys extensively to gauge students’ backgrounds, interests and attitudes about learning physics. “Research has shown that, whether we like it or not, these sorts of student beliefs have a big impact on student learning and their success in college,” he said. “So to teach well, you have to pay attention to them.” A major project of Wieman’s education research group has been the development of a survey that accurately measures student beliefs, studying how these beliefs impact student learning and retention, and how different teaching practices impact the various student beliefs in desirable or undesirable ways. This survey is now being used extensively in the physics and chemistry departments at CU-Boulder. More information on PhET can be found at www.colorado.edu/physics/phet and Physics 2000 is located at www.colorado.edu/physics/2000. More information on the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey, or CLASS, can be found at http://cosmos.colorado.edu/phet/survey/CLASS/. Information on clickers and their use is at http://www.colorado.edu/physics/EducationIssues/HITT/HITTDescription.html, with a section at the end specifically on how they are used in Wieman’s classes. For more information see the News Center Special Report: 2004 U.S. Professor of the Yearlast_img read more

Conference on ‘First Principles for a 21st Century Innovation Policy’ at Colorado Law

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Jan. 28, 2015 Categories:AcademicsBusiness & EntrepreneurshipLaw & PoliticsScience & TechnologyCampus CommunityNews Headlines “The Silicon Flatirons’ Digital Broadband Migration conference is a crowning achievement for the center,” said Phil Weiser, Colorado Law dean and the founder and executive director of the center. “The concept of ‘network neutrality,’ which was born and debated here first as an academic idea, is now a core policy commitment with bipartisan support. As we look ahead toward future innovation policy challenges, this year’s conference will bring together a special range of speakers and participants to discuss cutting-edge policy proposals.” The Silicon Flatirons Center on Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship will celebrate its 15th anniversary as it holds its “Digital Broadband Migration Conference: First Principles for a 21st Century Innovation Policy” on Feb. 8-9 at the Wolf Law Building on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.Every year, the Silicon Flatirons Center holds the Digital Broadband Migration conference. Last year, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler called this conference “a place where law, policy and entrepreneurship come together to discuss the present and plot the future. That is a unique contribution to our national dialogue.”  Previously, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf deemed this conference “the Davos of telecom.”At this year’s conference, an impressive group of speakers, including Wheeler and Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, will discuss the first principles for innovation policy.  In particular, the panelists will consider three policy dimensions that are increasingly receiving attention: the connections between innovation and competition, the importance of interoperability and interconnection, and the jurisprudence for innovation.“The Silicon Flatirons’ Digital Broadband Migration conference is a crowning achievement for the center,” said Phil Weiser, Colorado Law dean and the founder and executive director of the center. “The concept of ‘network neutrality,’ which was born and debated here first as an academic idea, is now a core policy commitment with bipartisan support. As we look ahead toward future innovation policy challenges, this year’s conference will bring together a special range of speakers and participants to discuss cutting-edge policy proposals.”In addition to Wheeler and Ramirez, the conference will feature Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Director Howard Shelanski, the general counsels from the FCC and FTC, top executives from companies like Level 3 Communications, Verizon and Bright House Networks, leading consumer advocates and scholars from around the world.Conference attendees can earn 10 continuing legal education general credits. The conference will be webcast for those unable to attend.Registration is available at http://www.silicon-flatirons.org/events.php?id=1495.Contact: Anna Noschese, program director, Silicon Flatirons Center, [email protected]last_img read more

ekincare helping India Inc fight COVID-19 with free telemedicine services

first_img ekincare has doctors on their own payroll, ensuring exceptional employee experience during online consultations and 20 second response time to any health queryAs the COVID-19 virus wreaks havoc with the healthcare system, telemedicine proved an important weapon in bridging the gap between people, physicians, and health systems. A Hyderabad-based corporate health benefits start-up, ekincare is helping India Inc fight COVID-19 by providing free telemedicine services to employees of more than 600 companies and their dependents.From top Fortune 500 companies like Unilever, eBay, Nike, Kotak Mahindra to start-ups like Grofers, Faasos, XOXOday and Byjus, a lot of organisations have actively come forward to help their employees fight the coronavirus through ekincare’s 24×7 online doctor consultations.Since there is currently no vaccine for coronavirus, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid exposure. Telemedicine reduces the spread of infection by keeping patients away from others. Sick people stay home rather than exposing others, including their doctors and anyone they encounter en-route to a doctor’s appointment or in a healthcare facility.ekincare has doctors on their own payroll. This has ensured an exceptional employee experience during their online consultations and a 20 second response time to any health query on the platform.Using the tech-driven ekincare platform, doctors get access to an individual’s health history once connected, making the consultation very apt and to-the-point. With end-to-end integration with other health services, doctors are able to give prescriptions as per the new telemedicine guidelines, for COVID tests or medications.In order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, ekincare has built a symptom checker for self-assessment, temperature tracking into the platform which enables employees and their dependents to check themselves for the coronavirus symptoms, seek doctor consults if at risk, followed by COVID-19 RT-PCR testing if required by ICMR approved network partners pan India.Insights from all the metrics collected – ekincare telemedicine platform:221 per cent increase in online doctor consultations – With the country under lockdown, telemedicine helped employees of these companies who have started using the ekincare platform to connect with doctors, and get their health queries resolved in a timely manner. The ekincare online doctor consultation, was rated an average 4.6 / 5, was indeed helpful to the employees during these tough times.76 per cent of doctor consults were non-COVID related – While the pandemic created mass hysteria, ekincare doctors were able to help employees with queries beyond those just regarding coronavirus. 65 per cent of the consults were on general health and around 11 per cent were for chronic issues like diabetes, hypertension, etc.23 per cent doctor consults done after work hours – With ekincare doctors available 24×7, they were able to help employees outside the 8-to-8 work schedule. Employees spent an average of 22 minutes chatting with the doctors to get their queries resolved.10 per cent consults were for employees’ dependents – ekincare telemedicine services were used by the employee’s family members as well, as employees can add up to five dependents on the platform to share the benefits with them too. Roshni Pillai, Deputy Manager- HR, Shriram Housing Finance, said, “Thank you for the free consultation services from ekincare. I appreciate the efforts taken by ekincare. All our employees are benefited in some or the other way. During these hard times taking an initiative like this is very thoughtful of you all. Special thanks to everyone who is part of this. Disha Rambhiya, Head – Employee Engagement & Corporate Communications, HDFC, stated, “ekincare’s free online doctor consultation has been of great help to our employees. The thought of giving free online service to the client is in itself a very big step to help society. We are glad that we could give our employees this benefit. The online consultation is a big boon for the employees stuck during this lockdown period.” By EH News Bureau on May 4, 2020 ekincare helping India Inc fight COVID-19 with free telemedicine services Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 News Comments (0) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Sharecenter_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Read Article WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals ByjusCOVID-19COVID-19 RT-PCR testingeBayeKincareFaasosGrofersKotak MahindraNikeOnline ConsultationtelemedicineUnileverXOXOday Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Add Commentlast_img read more