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An influential pressure group is looking to extend its president’s term beyond the usual two years so he can help guide its members through Brexit.Sky News reported the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has written to its members to inform them it is seeking to change the bye-laws of its Supplemental Royal Charter to allow president Paul Drechsler to serve for three years until the summer of 2018. Hayley Kirton by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthyTed Health Magazine10 Surprising Benefits of Bananas You Possibly Didn’t Know AboutHealthyTed Health MagazineAmoMediaMan Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Her Revenge Is BrilliantAmoMediaBotox | Search AdsBotox Treatments Could Be A Dream Come True for SeniorsBotox | Search Adsgeasbest2Reasons Why Cats Follow Us to The Bathroomgeasbest2DID U KNOW ReviewsScottsdale: Dealers Are Selling Unsold SUVs From 2020 For Prices You Might Not BelieveDID U KNOW ReviewsMiaw StoreSome acts from your cat may be a sign for alarm. Get to know it nowMiaw StoreHabit TribeCouple Makes A Bet: No Eating Out, No Alcohol, No Cheat Meals. A Year…Habit TribeHyaluronic Acid ProductsHyaluronic acid is dealt as the silver bullet for anti-aging. No wonder, hyaluronic acid is a legendary active ingredient with multiple uses within the body.Hyaluronic Acid Productswholenewsnow7 tips that will make you look tallerwholenewsnow Share The change will require the approval of CBI members at an extraordinary general meeting and would then have to be ratified by the Privy Council.Insiders also told Sky News the move is expected to be formally announced tomorrow. whatsapp Thursday 9 March 2017 10:23 pm Leading lobby group, the CBI, seeks to extend president’s stay to help see its members through Brexit More From Our Partners Connecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp read more

first_imgFederal Government | Nation & World | National News | NPR News | PoliticsExperts say White House’s Conway response raises major ethical questionsMarch 4, 2017 by Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR News Share:Kellyanne Conway speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Flickr photo by Gage Skidmore)The White House asserted this week that broad swaths of federal ethics regulations do not apply to people who work in the Executive Office of the President. Ethics experts say this sets the Trump White House apart from past administrations.The administration’s assertion was made in a letter that White House Deputy Counsel Stefan Passantino wrote regarding the controversy over White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway’s recent ethical issues.Passantino’s letter said that “many regulations promulgated by the Office of Government Ethics (“OGE”) do not apply to employees of the Executive Office of the President.”The Executive Office of the President extends well beyond the president’s inner circle in the West Wing. For example, under Obama, the Executive Office included 11 separate entities, including the National Security Council, Office of Management and Budget, and U.S. trade representative. (The Trump White House webpage on the Executive Office is not yet populated.)This all began after Conway’s endorsement of Ivanka Trump’s clothing line in a February Fox & Friends interview. In response, OGE Director Walter Shaub Jr. had advised that there was “strong reason to believe” that “disciplinary action is warranted” against Conway for “misuse of position” in promoting a product.In his letter this week, Passantino concluded that Conway had “acted inadvertently” and promoted Trump’s products “without nefarious motive or intent to benefit personally.”Who has to follow the rules?Near the start of his letter, Passantino described the White House’s view of ethics:“We note initially that although many regulations promulgated by the Office of Government Ethics (“OGE”) do not apply to employees of the Executive Office of the President, the Office of the White House Counsel has instructed all such employees to abide by 3 CFR 100.1 …”Richard Painter, who served as the George W. Bush administration’s chief ethics lawyer from 2005 to 2007, said that expansive assertion breaks with the past.“Every White House has instructed employees that these OGE rules are binding rules for White House and other EOP staff,” he wrote in an email to NPR. “The only exception is the President and in some cases the Vice President.”Because of the broad, nonspecific nature of what Passantino wrote, Painter advised that the ethics office should work to get more answers.“OGE should write back and ask the White House Counsel which OGE rules it believes do not apply to EOP staff,” Painter said. “OGE is entitled to know that.”When asked about the OGE’s response, a spokesman from that office told NPR, “OGE has received the letter, and we are evaluating it.”NPR has reached out to the White House about which rules officials believe do and don’t apply but has not yet received a response.What does “agency” mean?Here’s what may be at issue in the letter Passantino wrote. He said that White House employees must abide by a particular bit of code (3 CFR 100.1) that comprises a massive amount of regulations. But there’s a catch within those regulations, Painter said:“The issue is that many of the regulations refer to an ‘agency,’ and the EOP may or may not be an ‘agency’ within the meaning of that term as it is used in the regulations,” Painter wrote.If the definition of agency is in question, that means major rules also could be. Painter pointed to the section intended to ensure “impartiality” — keeping federal employees from engaging in work that might directly benefit themselves or their family members, for instance — as one example. Another could be the rules regarding when employees may or may not accept gifts from outside sources.Quibbling over what exactly constitutes an agency has happened before. In 2005, Dick Cheney’s office made this kind of argument to justify the way it avoided reporting travel expenses.“The Office of the Vice President is not an ‘agency of the executive branch,’ and hence the reporting requirement does not apply,” wrote Cheney’s general counsel, David Addington, as reported in the Washington Post in 2005.Painter, however, said that the Cheney instance isn’t nearly as consequential as the current debate.“VP Cheney’s office in some respects came a little close to the Trump approach on ethics issues,” he wrote. “But the Cheney approach, even if uniquely distinct from that of every other recent Vice President, is a model of compliance compared with the Trump White House.”The agency argument is similar to one that the DOJ made when approving the appointment of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as an adviser: that the White House Office (a subset of the EOP that itself includes a variety of smaller offices, like the Office of the Chief of Staff and the National Economic Council) is not an agency. That question was similarly at issue in a case pertaining to Hillary Clinton’s position on a White House task force during her husband’s presidency.One Obama-era ethics adviser had a blunt response to this kind of debate when it comes to ethics laws.“This is nonsense. There are debates about whether for other purposes the [White House] is an agency,” wrote Norman Eisen, who led White House ethics efforts from 2009 through 2011, in an email to NPR. “Never before for ethics purposes.”“This part of the letter is another salvo in trump’s war on ethics. Terrible,” he later added.And focusing on what agency means very easily could be a losing argument, Painter added.“I am not sure this argument is right so I never would have tried it and would not recommend that the White House do so,” he said.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Share this story:last_img read more

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Community Facebook Council Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Previous articleO’Moore Park becomes e-cigarette free stadiumNext articleMassive increase in numbers of Laois people setting up new websites Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. By Siun Lennon – 9th February 2019 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Deaths in Laois – Saturday, February 9, 2019 Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Saturday, February 9, 2019 Deaths Facebook Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Una Philomena McCormackWooden Bridge, Ballybrittas, LaoisBeloved wife of the late Patrick. Deeply regretted by her sons & daughters, son and daughters-in-law, her beloved grandchildren and their partners and precious great-grandson. Also by extended family and friends.Reposing Moloneys Funeral Home Mountmellick on Sunday from 6pm. Recital of The Rosary at 7.30pm. Reposing on Monday February 11th, from 10.30am untill Removal at 11.15am to St. John’s Church, Killenard arriving for Requiem Mass at 12noon. Burial after in the adjoining cemetery.Anna Thérèsa Doyle (née Troy)Cabinteely, Dublin / Clonaslee, LaoisAnna Thérèsa Doyle (née Troy) of Johnstown Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18 and late of Clonaslee, Co. Laois who passed away 5th February 2019 in her 101st year, peacefully in the loving care of Denise and the staff of Roseville Nursing Home Bray. Dearly loved wife of the late James (Jimmy) for 64 years and much loved mother of Dympna, Michael, Des and Patricia. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.Anna will repose at her home from 6 until 8pm on Friday. Funeral arriving to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Johnstown / Killiney on Saturday morning for Funeral Mass at 10am followed by interment in Redford Cemetery, Greystones, Co. Wicklow.Eddie (The Bunman) ClareBallaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois / Roscrea, Tipperary / Borris, CarlowEddie Clare, Ballaghmore, Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois. (R32 HX96) and formerly of Dunroe, Borris, Co. Carlow. February 4th. 2019. Peacefully in the loving care of the Staff of St. Paul’s Ward, St. Vincent’s Community Nursing Home, Mountmellick. Recently deceased by his sister Evelyn. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mai, daughter Sarah, sons Andrew and Gordan, partners Brian Pearson and Aoife Fox, adored grandsons, Ben, Alex and Matt, brothers Willie, Victor and Harold, uncle Harry, sisters-in-law Rose and Valerie, brothers-in-law David and Bobby, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.Reposing at his home in Ballaghmore this Tuesday evening Feb. 5th. from 6 o’c until 9 o’c and on Wednesday afternoon Feb. 6th. from 2 o’c until 9 o’c with prayers in the house at 8 o’c. Removal this Thursday afternoon Feb. 7th. at 1.15pm to arrive in Christ Church, Corbally, Roscrea for Funeral Service at 2pm followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard. House private on Thursday morning please.Mary Lynch18 Borris Road, Portlaoise, LaoisChiropodist and Ex. Bord Na Mona. Daughter of the late James and Sarah Lynch and sister of the recently deceased Eileen. Deeply regretted by her loving sisters Claire and Patricia, brother-in-Law Tom, cousins and a wide circle of friends.Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home from 6 on Tuesday 5th Feb with rosary at 8. Burial after 10 am Mass on Wednesday with burial afterwards in St. Peter and St.Pauls cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, February 8, 2019 TAGSDeaths in Laois Twitter Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Afin de lutter contre les pénurieschroniques d’électricité, il semble que la Corée du Nord encourage les foyers àchanger leurs ampoules contre des ampoules à diode électroluminescente (LED).Toutefois, afin de permettre la transition vers des ampoules LED fabriquéeslocalement, chaque famille doit payer 10.000 wons par ampoule dans un magasind’État. Cependant, la plupart des demeures en Corée du Nord ont trois pièces etautant de sources de lumière, ce qui rend difficile une telle conversion pourla majorité des habitants. Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store Cependant, les Inminban ayant déclaré qu’ils’agissait d’un ordre émanant du parti, certaines personnes ont demandé« pour quelle raison le prix des ampoules LED [était] si élevé ». Ceprix élevé est perçu comme une tentative de l’État de couvrir les coûtsinitiaux du développement et de la production en forçant les gens à acheter cesampoules au prix du marché, a indiqué la source. Les ampoules LED et les ampoulesfluorescentes compactes (CFL) ont révolutionné l’éclairage en le rendant pluséconomique. Les CFL, essentiellement des versions miniatures d’ampoulesfluorescentes, se vissent dans des douilles standard et émettent une lumièreidentique aux ampoules à incandescence, mais sont quatre fois plus efficaces etpeuvent avoir une durée de vie de dix ans. Quant aux LED, elles peuvent durerdix fois plus longtemps qu’une ampoule CFL et bien plus longtemps qu’uneampoule à incandescence. Elles constituent la solution la plus durable, et lemeilleur rapport efficacité-prix à ce jour, mais se vendent plus chères que lesampoules classiques. Contrairement à la plupart des endroits dans le monde, lesCFL sont plus chères que les LED en Corée du Nord. Une source de la province de Pyongan duNord a déclaré mardi que « depuis juillet, il existe un projetgouvernemental tendant à mettre fin à l’usage des ampoules à incandescence auprofit des LED. Environ la moitié des foyers du pays ont déjà fait latransition. » News Une ampoule LED est vendue 8 yuans (10.000wons) au marché dans la province du Pyongan du Nord, alors qu’une ampouleclassique coûte 3.000 wons, et une ampoule CFL 15.000. Une ampoule LED de 10watts fournit la même quantité de lumière qu’une ampoule de 40 ou 60 watts queles Nord-Coréens utilisent en général. La source a également déclaré quel’utilisation des nouvelles ampoules a été largement promue lors desrassemblements de l’Inminban (unités populaires) dans chaque zone de laprovince. On a dit aux gens que « si chaque foyer utilise des ampoulesLED, nous pourrons réduire la consommation d’électricité de 34%, ce quiengendrera une économie équivalant à la production de plusieurscentrales. » News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] L’État encourage l’utilisation des ampoules LED Malgré cette fervente promotion, desvérifications sont menées à mesure que le taux de remplacement décroît.« Changer les ampoules pour des ampoules LED n’est pas quelque chose quel’on fait par choix. C’est quelque chose d’important qui peut résoudre lesproblèmes d’électricité que subit le pays », ont souligné des officiels defaçon répétée. Ils continuent de mobiliser autour du projet et d’enjoindre auxhabitants de « changer leurs ampoules actuelles pour des ampoules LED sansposer de question. »center_img De son côté, dans l’édition du 9 mai, le RodongSinmun, le journal du parti, a évoqué le fait que les ampoules LED avaient étérécompensées au Festival des Sciences et Technologies, et mentionné l’existencede différentes versions de 1, 5, 10, et 200 watts comme les lieux defabrication, dont fait partie l’usine d’appareils d’éclairage deSamcholli.   SHARE Dans la même région, un kilo de riz et unde maïs sont respectivement vendus 5.000 et 1.800 wons environ. Étant donné laquantité de nourriture nécessaire pour nourrir une famille de quatre personnes(500 grammes pour une personne), changer une ampoule obligerait de nombreuxNord-Coréens qui peinent à s’en sortir à utiliser l’argent nécessaire à unrepas quotidien. North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April Facebook Twitter La source a expliqué que cet ordre a ététransmis par le parti, mais que beaucoup de foyers sont dans l’incapacité dechanger leurs ampoules en raison des prix exorbitants. « Une LED coûte 10.000wons (le prix d’environ deux kilos de riz) et les magasins d’État ont ajustéleurs prix à ceux du marché. » News By Daily NK – 2014.10.31 1:05pm News Une source différente de la province deHamgyŏng du Nord a rapporté des faits similaires. « Nousn’avions pas de courant, et les ampoules LED sont si chères que les gens nemanifestent aucun intérêt. Le projet était en cours, mais il a cessé. »last_img read more

first_img Related news PenderFund names new SVP for investments The Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) on Tuesday announced the appointment of its new chairman, Jim Emmerton.Emmerton has been a long-serving community director and a member of the Finance and Audit Committee of the OBSI board. Previously, he served as the executive director of the British Columbia Law Institute and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments Leadership corporate hierarchy recruiter team leader employee selection new job jirsak/123RF He has also served as a member of the National Seniors Council and as a member of OBSI’s Consumer and Investor Advisory Council before joining the board.“I am looking forward to my new leadership role on the board and to continue working with OBSI stakeholders and staff towards shared goals for the future,” says Emmerton, in a statement.Emmerton succeeds Fernand Bélisle as chairman.Also readInvestor advocates urge OBSI regulators to act on Battell reportOBSI also announced that Rick Annaert, senior vice president of advisory services at Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corp. and president and CEO of Manulife Securities, replaces Kevin Regan as the industry representative for the Mutual Fund Dealers Association.Ronald Smith, director and chair of the audit committee of Toronto-based Alamos Gold Inc., will join the board as a community director. CETFA elects new board leader TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Leah Golob Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedScott-Mottley Calls for Investment in Cultural Industries Scott-Mottley Calls for Investment in Cultural Industries UncategorizedMarch 20, 2006 RelatedScott-Mottley Calls for Investment in Cultural Industries FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Senator Donna Scott-Mottley has called on the government to lend greater support to the development of cultural industries in Jamaica.“It is the international recognition of the role of creative industries in the future economic prosperity of developing countries, as well as Jamaica’s strong cultural industries, that demand that we stop paying lip service to this area,” Senator Scott-Mottley remarked, during her contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Upper House on March 17.She lamented that the area continued to reflect high levels of under investment “yet it has so much potential for poverty reduction, youth empowerment and employment, crime reduction and wealth creation.” Calling for private sector investment in culture, she noted that cultural industries were very lucrative and “was a multi-billion business in the United States alone”.She proposed that local investors “should begin to look at how they can break with their traditional requirements and become creative in their banking thrust and enter into joint venture agreements with musicians to earn money”.“Sugar days are done, banana days are done but in this globalised world, our culture is what sells us and we have to begin to look at it as a business,” Mrs. Scott Mottley said.center_img RelatedScott-Mottley Calls for Investment in Cultural Industries Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgCommunity clubs are being forced to pay for government’s pokies addiction Australian GreensThe Victorian Greens have called on the Andrews Labor Government to waive any licencing fees for clubs and venues that want to phase out their poker machines.Despite reports of RSL clubs wanting to end their reliance on harmful pokies, without government support they may be liable for up to $1 million in licencing fees.Pokies are designed to be addictive and cause massive financial stress that can lead to family breakdown, crime, job loss, depression and suicide.Each year these machines rip $2.7 billion from Victorians.Leader of the Victorian Greens, Samantha Ratnam, said it was cruel to make clubs and venues that were trying to do the right thing pay for the government’s pokies addiction.She added that RSLs were never meant to become mini-casinos and that it was time for the government to give community clubs an exit pathway from pokies. Community clubs should be supported to transition to new forms of revenue like live music, and not penalised for ditching the pokies.Before the last election, the Greens proposed a phase out of the pokies in Victoria by 2028, and opposed a 20-year licence lock-in for clubs and venues.At the time the government refused to disclose which clubs would be signing up to this plan and how clubs would be able to exit it without huge financial penalties.As stated by Leader of the Victorian Greens, Samantha Ratnam MLC:“The Andrews Labor Government is hooked on pokies revenue and is making clubs and venues pay for their addiction.“RSLs trying to do the right thing should be supported to transition away from harmful pokies and into new forms of revenue, not met with gigantic fees that leave them with no choice but to keep their poker machines.“It’s time the government gave community clubs an exit pathway from pokies addiction by waiving their licencing fees.” /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:addiction, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, Australian Greens, community, crime, depression, election, Family, gambling, Government, licence, Loss, Music, penalty, pokies, suicide, Victorialast_img read more

first_imgPenrith City Council joins NSW government in upgrading historic Emu Plains police cottage The NSW Government is investing $1.5 million to help transform an historic police cottage on the banks of the Nepean River in Emu Plains into a restaurant or café.Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government has appointed Penrith City Council as Crown land manager of the beautiful riverside site and provided funding to restore this 113-year old building.“We have allocated $1.5 million from the COVID-19 stimulus program to help the council restore the historic former police cottage on the reserve and turn it into a café or restaurant,” Mr Ayres said.“The police station and residence was built in 1908 and functioned until 1921 with the residence continuing to be used for police officers until the 1950s.“Now 70 years later it will be transformed into a restaurant or café on the beautiful banks of the Nepean River for all the community to enjoy.”Mr Ayres said the COVID-19 stimulus program was funding improvements to Crown land reserves across the State.“The stimulus program supports the upgrade of projects on Crown reserves to improve public spaces and infrastructure, such as museums, historic buildings and showgrounds, while supporting local jobs and economies,” Mr Ayres said.“Green spaces and recreational facilities are critical for the health of communities by providing quality places where people can relax, exercise, play and enjoy the natural environment.”Penrith City Council Deputy Mayor Tricia Hitchen said the old Police Cottage is a key element in the greater upgrade of the Regatta Park precinct and, Penrith City Council will contribute an extra $1 million on top of the funding from the NSW Government announced earlier this year.“The old Police Cottage will be restored and repurposed as a waterfront dining venue for locals and visitors to enjoy while preserving the historic cottage for years into the future,” Clr Hitchen said. Artist impressions of what the revamped cottage will look like as a dining venue /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:building, community, council, covid-19, Emu Plains, environment, exercise, future, Government, industry, infrastructure, jobs, NSW, NSW Department of Industry, Penrith, police, quality, restaurantlast_img read more

first_imgVeterinary vaccines protect humans as well as animals, says Director-General 13 May 2021, Rome – Veterinary vaccines and immunization protect not only animals but also public health, says Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu. He spoke at the virtual launch of a new FAO-led publication entitled “Veterinary Vaccines: Principles and Applications”.“This book is part of the continued assistance FAO provides to its Members to accelerate and scale-up their work against animal diseases,” he said, stressing that it is also “an important milestone” to tap into the potential of vaccines in preventing animal-to-human disease transmission from both domestic animals and wildlife.The Director-General also highlighted the need for scaling up the One Health – One Planet approach to tackle diseases from all fronts, given the interconnected relationship between the health of people, animals, plants and the environment.He noted that FAO’s work is guided by a strategic vision, with the goal of achieving the Four Betters: Better Production, Better Nutrition, a Better Environment, and a Better Life; adding that “sustainable animal production as well as the health and vaccination of livestock are essential to achieve the 4 Betters”. The Director-General provided some insights on how vaccines help increase the production of livestock in a cost-effective manner, with a positive economic impact on rural, livestock‐dependent families.He stated that it was crucial to leverage the benefits of modern technological advances and ensure access to good quality veterinary vaccines for all farmers, noting the scientific progress achieved in the fields of immunology, microbiology and genomics over the past decades.The most recent example of successful livestock vaccination campaign was the eradication of rinderpest in 2011, marking a significant event in veterinary medicine.A major step forwardThe book will be a valuable resource to a wide audience, said the Director-General. This includes government authorities, decision makers, field veterinaries, livestock keepers, the scientific community, vaccine producers, veterinary students, and investors. To maximise its impact, he emphasized the importance of creating enabling policies and organizing consultations with all stakeholders to reach a consensus and make livestock vaccination campaigns work on the ground.In addition, the Director-General pointed to the need to rethink the way we educate youth and children. He urged the experts to create more engaging, user-friendly materials for younger generations about such complex issues as animal and public health.About the bookLed by FAO, the book brings together close to 100 leading experts from around the world, spanning 51 academic institutions, the private and public sectors, as well as regional and international organizations.The book contains high-level technical and practical information and guidance on veterinary vaccines. It reviews the principles of vaccinology, the immune response, vaccination strategies as well as applications and monitoring.It also contains information on the development of new generation vaccines as well as new approaches for their development and production. A full review of vaccines against selected high impact animal and zoonotic diseases and an overview of strategic vaccine reserves and banks are also included. /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). 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first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerThe Ciyo Brown Trio , playing at the special tribute to Bob Marley hosted by the Jamaican High Commission in London, on February 6. Scores of music lovers braved the London Underground strike and bad weather to celebrate Bob Marley Day, at the Jamaican High Commission in London, on February 6.The event, hosted to mark Bob Marley’s birthday, also paid tribute to the late singer Dennis Brown, whose birthday was on February 1. A minute’s silence was also observed for the late William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke of the band, Third World, who would have also celebrated his birthday on February 6.Deputy High Commissioner, Mrs. Diedre Mills, who gave the official welcome said Bob Marley blazed a trail that very few could have conceived for a youngster born in Nine Miles, St. Ann.“Very few people can claim the song of the Millennium (One Love); Album of the Century (Exodus) as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2001),” she added.She said it was for that reason why the High Commission decided to mark February 6 in a special way and host the special tribute for a second year. Last year’s Bob Marley tribute had interpretation of Bob’s song in different genre of music. This year the focus was on Bob’s Love Songs.To bring the event together the High Commission collaborated once again with the London-based performing arts charity, UK Unsigned, headed by Mr. John Downie.This year’s performances included singer GI Joe; the poet, Miraculous; saxophonist Lacelles James; the trio, True Identity; Aysha Loren; John McLean; Teejah Prayze and the SLV Choir; Keith Mindlink; Cutty Williams and the Ciyo Brown Trio. Bob Marley Day Celebrated in LondonJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisements RelatedJamaican Wins 2013 Congressional Black Caucus Award RelatedHigh Commission Hosts First Citizenship Ceremony in Londoncenter_img Bob Marley Day Celebrated in London Foreign AffairsFebruary 10, 2014Written by: Vivienne Siva Story HighlightsScores of music lovers braved the London Underground strike and bad weather to celebrate Bob Marley Day.The event, hosted to mark Bob Marley’s birthday, also paid tribute to the late singer Dennis Brown, whose birthday was on February 1.A minute’s silence was also observed for the late William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke of the band, Third World, who would have also celebrated his birthday on February 6. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedForeign Minister Reaffirms Country’s Commitment to Regional Integrationlast_img read more