General Election 2015: Ukip’s immigration policy will create “a shrinking and ageing” population, claims leading economist

first_img More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Ukip’s stance on immigration has come under fire by a leading economist and expert on the issue, who claims there is no evidence to support the argument that they overburden public resources. Michael Ben-Gad, a professor at City University in London and author of a Treasury-funded report on immigration and fiscal policy, claimed the so-called people’s army was flying in the face of “numerous” studies on the matter.  “The bulk of the argument seems to have shifted to the issue of how the immigrants overburden public resources. “The evidence for this is not presented and belies the work done by [Christian] Dustmann and [Tommaso] Frattini on immigrants – particularly from the EU – and their net contributions to the Exchequer and my own work on immigration and debt,” he said.  “Numerous studies on the effects of immigration on the labour market also fail to find significant effects.” Ben-Gad also took aim at Ukip’s suggestion limiting migration to 50,000 people, which would create net migration out of the UK of around 250,000 people each year. “Given the rate of natural increase, the population would be shrinking and also ageing very rapidly,” he said. However, Ben-Gad said the theory of a cap was “far more sensible than the current policy”, highlighting the Australian points system for its emphasis on encouraging immigrants who will contribute to the economy.  What are Ukip’s key immigration policies? [infographic id=”43”]   Tags: General Election 2015 UK immigration whatsapp General Election 2015: Ukip’s immigration policy will create “a shrinking and ageing” population, claims leading economist Catherine Neilan by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallcenter_img whatsapp Thursday 16 April 2015 8:42 am Show Comments ▼ Sharelast_img read more

Stanford clears three faculty members of ‘CRISPR babies’ involvement

first_img Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery. In the LabStanford clears three faculty members of ‘CRISPR babies’ involvement The CRISPR shocker: How genome-editing scientist He Jiankui rose from obscurity to stun the world Sharon Begley Stanford University cleared three faculty members of any misconduct in their interactions with the Chinese scientist who created “CRISPR babies” last year, the school announced on Tuesday evening. A review by a faculty member and an outside investigator concluded that they “were not participants in [He Jiankui’s] research regarding genome editing of human embryos for intended implantation and birth and that they had no research, financial or organizational ties to this research.”The scientists whose conduct had been questioned were bioethicist Dr. William Hurlbut, who had had extensive conversations with He but who said He did not tell him he intended to create pregnancies with gene-edited IVF embryos; biologist Matthew Porteus, whom He did inform of his intentions and who said he advised He not to go ahead; and bioengineer Stephen Quake, whom He also informed and who urged He to seek all required ethical approvals in China before proceeding. Quake was He’s postdoctoral adviser in 2011 and 2012.“The review found that the Stanford researchers expressed serious concerns to Dr. He about his work,” the university said in a statement. “When Dr. He did not heed their recommendations and proceeded, Stanford researchers urged him to follow proper scientific practices, which included identifying an unmet medical need, securing informed consent, obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval and publishing the research in a peer-reviewed journal.”advertisement Privacy Policy He, a researcher at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, used the genome-editing technology CRISPR in single-cell IVF embryos. His intention was to alter a gene called CCR5 into a form that prevents HIV from entering cells, which he justified by saying the edit would protect against AIDS. The university fired him, and in January a government investigation concluded he had defied government bans on embryo editing in the pursuit of personal fame.Porteus and other scientists whom He informed about his plan have said that although they strongly disapproved of embryo editing — which they viewed as not ready to be used in humans and for a purpose (preventing HIV infection) that does not constitute a serious unmet medical need — they did not know how to inform authorities of He’s intention. In the wake of He’s announcement last November, the World Health Organization and other scientific groups are trying to develop a registry where scientists conducting human genome editing studies would voluntarily report their work, and through which scientists could raise concerns about the work of other researchers.advertisement [email protected] Tags biotechnologyCRISPRgeneticsresearchcenter_img Related: About the Author Reprints “I don’t think they did anything wrong but I do wish each had done something more but more that science had established a framework to encourage them to do so,” Stanford law professor and bioethicist Hank Greely tweeted in response to the university statement.Meanwhile, Rice University has still not announced any results from its investigation into bioengineer Michael Deem, who reportedly worked on the research with He. Deem told the Associated Press that he was there when participants in He’s research gave their consent, though his lawyers later claimed that Deem “did not do human research on this project.”Andrew Joseph contributed reporting.  He Jiankui Kin Cheung/AP @sxbegle By Sharon Begley April 17, 2019 Reprints UPCOMING EVENT Webinar: CRISPR, beyond the babies Join STAT senior writers Sharon Begley and Adam Feuerstein for a download on all things CRISPR — from the latest science to an update on ongoing human trials.last_img read more

Canada Life launches fund management company

first_imgannouncement BrAt_PiKaChU iStock (Excepted are certain fund series that share a corporate class or trust series structure with Mackenzie Investments–branded funds. Management of these funds will be transferred to CLIML at a later date, the release said.)Canada Life will control CLIML’s product shelf and pricing, and introduce investment strategies and solutions through the management company, using third-party fund managers worldwide.“With our own fund management company, we’ll focus on building strong partnerships with leading investment managers from around the world, while designing and delivering quality investment products and portfolio solutions, tailored to the changing needs of our customers and advisors,” said Steve Fiorelli, senior vice-president, Wealth Solutions, Individual Customer, with Canada Life, and CLIML’s CEO.In August 2020, Canada Life’s parent company, Great-West Lifeco Inc., announced the sale of GLC Asset Management Group Ltd. to Mackenzie. As part of the deal, Canada Life acquired fund management contracts from Mackenzie and said it intended to create its own investment fund management company.The sale was completed on Dec. 31, 2020, and CLIML began operations on Jan. 1, 2021. Related news Canada Life Assurance Co. has launched its new fund management subsidiary, Canada Life Investment Management Ltd. (CLIML), the Winnipeg-based firm said in a release on Friday.CLIML will be responsible for investment management and primary portfolio manager functions for the Canada Life Mutual Funds and Canada Life Pathways Funds, the release said. IE Staff Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital Keywords Insurance companies,  Wealth managementCompanies Canada Life Assurance Co. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media One in five Canadian investors plans to switch wealth providers: EY study TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Parents Urged to Guide Children along Progressive Pathways

first_imgRelatedParents Urged to Guide Children along Progressive Pathways Advertisements RelatedParents Urged to Guide Children along Progressive Pathways RelatedParents Urged to Guide Children along Progressive Pathwayscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Parents have been urged to guide their children along progressive pathways, so that they can become successful men and women of the future.The charge came from Operations Manager of the Santa Cruz branch of the Jamaica National Building Society, Alethia Peart, when she delivered the keynote address at a function to honour Desrene Richards, for serving the Swaby’s Hope Basic School, in Manchester, for 29 years. The function was held at the Swaby’s Hope Shiloh Apostolic Church, on February 22.Lamenting the cases of children being molested, injured and killed by adults, she said these could be attributed to the limited care and protection that some parents provide for their children.“Is there any hope for the future? Can we make a difference to a culture that has existed for many years? I say it’s time for us parents to arise and take our children back. It’s time for us to create change today for tomorrow. It is never by chance, factors in life will influence some of the things you do, but good values and morals will always direct behaviour,” Mrs. Peart said.She pointed out that while poverty could impact the rearing of children, it is no excuse for parents not to guide and direct their children in the development of wholesome attitudes.“Make them into ladies and gentlemen from they are young, with high moral standards and good principles, always showing respect for self and others, with emphasis on learning. Let them dress appropriately, and let them know that they are children and must behave like children. Do your part in being good parents; you can make the difference in your child’s life, we can make Jamaica a better place,” Mrs. Peart said. Parents Urged to Guide Children along Progressive Pathways EducationFebruary 24, 2009last_img read more

Draft of Primary Health Care Renewal Policy for Cabinet

first_imgDraft of Primary Health Care Renewal Policy for Cabinet Health & WellnessMarch 17, 2014Written by: Douglas McIntosh Cabinet is to receive a draft of the proposed Primary Health Care Renewal Policy from the Ministry of Health, for its consideration.Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the policy aims to create a blueprint that will underpin the Government’s prioritization of primary health care development and delivery at community health centres.Speaking with JIS News after the official opening of the Brainerd Health Centre in St. Mary, on March 14, Dr. Ferguson said significant work has been undertaken by the Ministry to advance the policy’s development.The Minister said the policy is to ensure that the centres are outfitted with the requisite provisions for them to deliver adequate quality medical care, so persons will not have to seek those services at hospitals.This undertaking is consistent with the administration’s human capital development priority, focusing on development and strengthening of healthcare, and more efficient management of the health care system.Dr. Ferguson pointed out that work on the policy has included recommendations from stakeholder consultations.“We are now at a point where a Cabinet submission is being done, which represents, in some instances, some far-reaching changes (which we believe are) now acceptable to everyone,” he said.Meanwhile, Dr. Ferguson explained that the establishment of four Centres of Excellence islandwide is also indicative of the administration’s commitment to advancing primary health care.These centres are the Isaac Barrant Health Centre, St. Thomas; Santa Cruz Health Centre, St. Elizabeth; Claremont Health Centre, St. Ann; Darliston Health Centre, Westmoreland.“These Centres of Excellence (offer) the option of accessing primary health care. They will have ambulances, equipment to do basic diagnostic tests, and pharmacies,” Dr. Ferguson noted.The Brainerd Health Centre, which will serve residents of Brainerd, Sue River, and adjoining communities in St. Mary, was built at a cost of $13 million, with funding provided by the National Health Fund (NHF).It is one of 55 centres earmarked for improvement under the Ministry’s $300 million Health Sector Renewal Programme, also financed by the NHF.The project entailed refurbishment and expansion of the existing community centre, to accommodate the new facility. Work undertaken included construction of a roof and reinforced wall; upgrading of the sewage disposal system; installation of electrical and plumbing fixtures; and building a security perimeter fence. RelatedCancer Society Encourages Early Screening for Colon Cancer FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Draft of Primary Health Care Renewal Policy for CabinetJIS 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 Advertisementscenter_img Photo: Melroy Sterling Pupils of the Brainerd Basic School in St. Mary, perform a song during the official opening of the Brainerd Health Centre on March 14. Among those enjoying the performance is Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (centre, background). Others (from left) are: Acting Parish Manager for the St. Mary Health Department, Matron Linda Sutherland-Hines; Councillor for the Richmond Division, St. Mary Parish Council, Richard Creary; Member of Parliament for South East St. Mary, where the school and health centre are located, Dr. Winston Green; and Chief Executive Officer, National Health Fund (NHF), Everton Anderson. RelatedRehabilitated Health Centre Opened in St. Mary Story HighlightsCabinet is to receive a draft of the proposed Primary Health Care Renewal Policy from the Ministry of Health, for its consideration. The policy aims to create a blueprint that will underpin the Government’s prioritization of primary health care development and delivery at community health centres.Dr. Ferguson pointed out that work on the policy has included recommendations from stakeholder consultations. RelatedMontego Bay Investment Project to Create 300 Jobslast_img read more

Improvement in Jamaica’s Press Freedom Ranking A Significant Achievement, Says Falconer

first_imgImprovement in Jamaica’s Press Freedom Ranking A Significant Achievement, Says Falconer InformationFebruary 16, 2015Written by: Communications Unit-OPM FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsInformation Minister Senator Hon Sandrea Falconer says that “Jamaica has reaped a good reward” with its improved ranking in the World Press Freedom Index.Jamaica moved up eight places in the 2015 Report when compared to its 17th position last year. RelatedMessage from Senator the Hon Sandrea Falconer, Minister Without Portfolio (Information), Office of the PM – In Observance of World Radio Day Information Minister Senator Hon Sandrea Falconer says that “Jamaica has reaped a good reward” with its improved ranking in the World Press Freedom Index.Commenting on the release today of the 2015 World Press Freedom Index compiled by ‘Reporters Without Borders’ which ranks Jamaica in 9th place, Senator Falconer said: “Being among the top ten countries worldwide in terms of press freedom is a significant achievement which has come about through clear actions by the government to improve our media and communications environment. While the country boasts a tradition of a free press, such actions as the access to information and the considerable expansion in the media landscape have undoubtedly contributed to this improved position.”“The new ranking is testimony to the hard work put into ensuring that media in Jamaica continue to operate in an environment of integrity, truth and fairness. Along with our journalists and the entire media fraternity, the Government will continue to play its part so that Jamaica remains a shining example of press freedom to the world,” Minister Falconer said.Jamaica moved up eight places in the 2015 Report when compared to its 17th position last year. RelatedJamaicans Encouraged to Vote in Public Sector Customer Service Competitioncenter_img Improvement in Jamaica’s Press Freedom Ranking A Significant Achievement, Says FalconerJIS 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 Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister with Responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer. RelatedGlowing Tributes to Ralston Smith at Funeral Service Advertisementslast_img read more

African phone pioneer sidesteps Samsung, Nokia and Huawei

first_img African mobile device pioneer Mi-Fone opens up on strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 NOV 2014 Tags Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 AFRICA: Mi-Fone, billed as being Africa’s first devices brand, has survived – and thrived – by being more prepared to customise its brand than larger rivals says Alpesh Patel, the man behind the brand.“We are not in a position to keep up with the likes of Samsung, Nokia and Huawei so we have been very innovative. We don’t have any ego. The way we got into some of the carriers was by customisation. We enabled them to promote their own brands,” Patel (pictured) told attendees.Patel is group CEO, Mi-Group International, the company behind Mi-Fone, which was set up in 2008. He has a 20 year background in the handset business.“We set up in the middle of a recession. We are not founded by private equity or venture capital. It’s been a really tough journey and six years later we are surviving against all the odds. We are trading into 12 countries and established as the first African devices brand.”Like many outsiders trying to break into the handsets business, Patel found the best way was to be more flexible than bigger rivals.“We knew Motorola needed a 100,000 order before they would put anyone’s name on their phone. We used that to our advantage,” he explained about one deal Mi-Fone struck.Another example was the Obama phone, released on the day Barack Obama became US President. “We figured if you could put his face on a cup or T-shirt, you could put it on a phone.” The company sold 8,000 phones in five days in western Kenya.But being a pioneer is not easy. “The biggest challenge is the mindset of the African consumer today. I think they respect international brands more than homegrown ones. Also, I have lots of challenges with operators because they are big guys and only want to buy from other big guys”. Author Devices Previous ArticleOfcom preparing ground for new UK 4G auctionNext ArticleEtisalat, CellC feel the strain of data privacy Related Richard Handford Xiaomi hit by more growing pains Home African phone pioneer sidesteps Samsung, Nokia and Huawei Mi-FoneMi-Group Internationallast_img read more

Alcatel-Lucent “back in the game” – CEO

first_img LIVE FROM ALCATEL-LUCENT TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2014: Michel Combes, CEO of infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent, claimed this morning that after a long period of uncertainty for the company, it is “now back in this game to win”.“It’s probably worth reminding you that 20 months ago, the company was in a very difficult position. We were in financial distress. I even said publicly that the company was nearly bankrupt. Obviously that’s not a situation you like to be in, and your customers don’t like you to be in this type of situation, because of the continuity of services you have to provide,” he commented.“Now that that transformation is done, we need to look at how to unlock growth – profitable growth. Because of course I’m not interested in growth for growth, I’m interested in what is profitable for the company and makes sense for our customers,” the executive stated.Shift PlanUnder Combes’ leadership, Alcatel-Lucent has been executing on what it called “The Shift Plan”, which has focused on three areas – refocusing, restructuring and refinancing.“Alcatel-Lucent has clearly moved from being a generalist company, which was tough to be because we were not big enough to play in all the segments in the industry, to become a specialist of IP, of cloud and of ultra-broadband technologies. Today I hope our positioning is very clear, and resonates with our customers and the market evolution,” he said.“The company has not generated any cash since 2006… It’s obviously quite an important goal for us to be cash positive next year”While Combes’ presentation was unsurprisingly forward-looking, he did reiterate that it still has one important metric to meet. “The company has not generated any cash since 2006, we have consumed more or less between €600 million and €800 million cash per year, in the past six years. It’s obviously quite an important goal for us to be cash positive next year.”With the first stage of The Shift Plan largely accounted for, the CEO used three more words to describe its direction moving forward: innovation, transformation and growth.“I was concerned 18 months ago when we were under stress, that we would not have enough financial resources to invest in innovation. The good news if you look at what we have done, we have reduced our costs everywhere but in innovation. The only thing that we have done is to shift some of the resources from legacy products to where we have decided to play, in order to be even more relevant in those spaces,” Combes said.Challenger roleBut in its new role as a challenger, Alcatel-Lucent also needs a new attitude to support this. “We have to behave no more as an incumbent, we have to behave as a disruptor of this industry. That’s a real change, because this company has been established for many years, and so my real push is so that we all adopt a disruptor type of mindset, in order to make sure that on a daily basis, we continue to change the capabilities,” he observed.“We have to behave no more as an incumbent, we have to behave as a disruptor of this industry”One area he highlighted was the need for the company to partner in order to boost its position beyond what can be achieved on its own. “We used to have technology partnerships, but we were from time-to-time a bit reluctant to be open and really go deep in those partnerships,” the executive admitted.Examples of such partnerships include a deal with Qualcomm in the small cells space, an alliance with Intel to work on “our virtualised RAN journey”, and a new partnership with Freescale Semiconductor, which is “more of an R&D partnership” around network virtualisation.“It’s now that it starts to be exciting. In the past 18 months when we asked people for efforts just in order to recover, that’s not easy. But now that we are back in the game, we have the ability to really regain the leadership position that we had in this industry in the past, and contribute to the shaping of the market,” he stated. IFA Berlin to get fresh format Home Alcatel-Lucent “back in the game” – CEO Related Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Steve Costello Vodafone ups diversity efforts Tags Previous ArticleFinnish mobile money startup Irofit finds backers with the right connectionNext ArticleTango’s $25M games fund signs on six developers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 NOV 2014 Nokia slashes Alcatel-Lucent jobs Alcatel-LucentTechnologylast_img read more

PCC Principal says there is no asbestos risk at school

first_img Previous articlePSNI renew appeal over Derry Halloween attackNext articleHarte raises College Park impasse in Seanad News Highland The Principal of PCC Falcarragh has moved to reassure students, parents and staff that there is no new issue surrounding asbestos at the school, and no danger to public health.Patrick McVicar has released a statement in response to reports that emergency funding had been granted to allow for the removal of asbestos from the school.He says that as part of its general Health and Safety upgrade programme, PVC floor tiles in the entrance corridor and equipment store at the school sportshall are being replaced.In 2007 it was discovered that the adhesive used to hold the tiles in place contained asbestos and that it posed no immediete threat to the occupants of the building.The statement concludes that the school deplores the sensational and misleading article in an on-line newspaper which could understandably alarm pareants students and staff. Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Google+ Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life By News Highland – November 17, 2011 Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Google+ PCC Principal says there is no asbestos risk at school Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Facebook Facebook Twitter Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre last_img read more

Fears Home Help crisis in Donegal has deepened considerably

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – August 23, 2019 WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Fears Home Help crisis in Donegal has deepened considerably Facebook Previous articleDynamo set to make magical return to our TV screensNext article10 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img There are fears that the Home Help crisis in Donegal has deepened considerably, with patients unable to return home from hospital due to a lack of packages available. The crisis is said to be also affecting capacity issues across the county, as many hospitals do not have a full complement of nursing staff due to the employment embargo.While the Government has indicated that hours have increased year on year, it’s thought that this is not reflected on the ground.Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher believes that the service is on the verge of collapse, as another winter looms:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/copehomehelp.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more