A landmark Alzheimer’s drug approval would likely deepen racial inequities in dementia care

first_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it? Log In | Learn More STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Come Monday, we should learn whether the Food and Drug Administration will approve the first new drug since 2003 to help slow the relentless cognitive decline caused by Alzheimer’s disease.While there is much uncertainty swirling over whether the drug will be approved, how effective it is, how much it should cost, and how it could be administered given the shortage of memory specialists and brain imaging machines required to identify eligible patients, one thing is abundantly clear: Approval of Biogen’s aducanumab, or other similar medications rising through the drug development pipeline, is likely to only increase massive racial inequities in the treatment of the more than 6 million Americans with Alzheimer’s.center_img Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED What’s included? GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Brush fire ignites near Sabal Springs in North Fort Myers

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Serious line-up in Soho and Manhattan Mixer this Christmas

first_img TAGSManhattan MixerSoho Serious line-up in Soho and Manhattan Mixer this Christmas Pinterest GAA WhatsApp Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 19th December 2019 GAA Christmas. What a wonderful time of the year.And it’s set to be great Christmas once again in Portlaoise.The Manhattan Mixer and the adjacent Soho nightclub in Market Square in Portlaoise have a serious lineup between now and the end of the year.With top DJs and live music all over Christmas, you’ll be guaranteed a great night out.Christmas at Soho NightclubThursday, December 19 – DJ Sean SavageFriday, December 20 – XMAS Jumper Party with DJ Jordan LopezSaturday, December 21 – Special Guest DJ Mark BlairSunday, December 22 – DJ BoneMonday, December 23 – Special Guest DJ FlipThursday, December 26 – Stephen’s Night PartyFriday, December 27 – Special Guests Boots & KatsSaturday, December 28 – DJ TBASunday, December 29 – DJ BoneMonday, December 30 – DJ Jason NolanTuesday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve Celebration Facebook Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter Christmas at Manhattan MixerSaturday, December 21 – The Honebadgers LiveSunday, December 22 – The Navvies Live & Xmas Jumper PartyMonday, December 23 – Live DJs till lateThursday, December 26 – Stephen’s Night Celebration PartyFriday, December 27 – The Duo LiveSaturday, December 28 – Black Velvet LiveTuesday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve PartySEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePortarlington Tidy Towns team up with Jamestown Cladding to complete ‘Operation Daffodil’Next articleLaois school to host Annual Tractor Run and auction signed flag by 2019 Open Winner Lowry LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Fr Paddy: Spiritual Nuggets of Hope in difficult times

first_img Pinterest Hope written on rural road This is a particularly tough time in human history where the new coronavirus has many people worried, unsure as to how to act and often undermined by fear.There can be for some a tendency to behave in a selfish or irrational way, where emotions can often override good decision making.Already we have seen examples of people behaving irresponsibly in panic buying or hoarding, ignoring social distancing or hand sanitising guidelines.Others dream up conspiracy theories and some even spiritualise the problem as a divinely sent plague, naively believing that religious faith alone will protect them from contracting the virus.However, we have also seen examples of great heroism (especially in front line staff), good will, human solidarity and courage. There is always a way through, people in darkness always find their way to the light.St. Ignatius Loyola was a survivor, he survived a major life-threatening injury, convalescence, life begging on the road and times of great uncertainty. He developed an approach to ‘living through difficulty’ based on his experience and using certain rules of thumb.Based on these insights, I humbly offer some reflections and practical advice which may be of help.Five Tips for Coping with Coronavirus: Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1. Living in the Real; The first thing is to accept this new reality which has overtaken us. This is a painful transition as we try to hang on to the past, finding such radical change hard to accept. Things that we took for granted such as shaking hands, socialising and even going to school or work have radically altered. The Ignatian catchphrase ‘Finding God in all things’, challenges us to find peace in inhabiting this new, unasked for reality. The primary thing therefore is to accept the new reality or ‘new normal’. Different rules apply and all of us are asked to change our behaviour to protect ourselves and crucially to protect others, especially those classed as vulnerable or with an underlying health condition. It’s a no brainer that medical science has to dictate our approach, even given that the medical institutions are also scrambling to get a handle on this too. Now is not the time for private theories, alternative approaches or untested methods.2. Face Your Fears; Though fear, anxiety and worry are normal responses to the current situation, it’s important to not let them take over. Fear is not a good counsellor or guide, taken to its extreme it is crippling and immobilising. Ignatius recommends acting directly against unhelpful forces such as fear that can motivate us to make poor decisions. His term for this is ‘agere contra’, which means ‘to act against’. The key thing to get here is that Ignatius is urging us to push back, to be proactive and not to give up. This could be summed up as: ‘feel the fear and do the best thing anyway’. Contemplate your mortality and the fragility of life that this crisis points to. The paradox is that accepting this fact allows us to really live and to act appropriately. Every day is a gift, a loan from the future. It’s a miracle that we exist at all. Normally we are so busy ‘living’ that we take the gift of life for granted. We are held and loved by the divine. Take a moment to let this life-giving realisation sink in. There is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, we have a chance to put our affairs in order here, to take stock, to acknowledge failures and triumphs, and to see the hand of the Spirit here. Reflect on the question posed by poet Mary Oliver, “What will you do with your one wild & precious life?”3. Avoiding Extremes; Extreme situations tend to bring out extreme reactions. One extreme is to be so overwhelmed that you are almost paralysed with fear and incapable of practising sensibly the recommended guidelines for dealing with this virus. The other extreme is the temptation to deny or to underestimate the risk involved. You can maybe feel ‘bullet proof’ as a young person or apathetic and demotivated as an older person. In both cases the unhelpful question, ‘what do I care?’ may be driving your actions. In between the two extremes is the space that most of us are called to inhabit. There we can take all the precautions necessary and find a way of ‘living within the limits’ that has self-care balanced with concern for others. The goal is acceptance of the situation and taking reasonable responsive measures, hopefully being able to find meaning and purpose in this new reality. Ignatius uses the word ‘discernment’ to underline how to make good decisions. This involves taking time, being aware of the pull of the extremes and trying to find more reasonable options. It also includes carefully weighing choices, getting advice and evaluating outcomes.4.Focus on the Light; One of the central Christian insights is that when darkness is all around, we are called to keep faithful and focus on the light, no matter how dim it seems. Remember the dynamic of the Cross. In moments of darkness and apparent abandonment, God works most powerfully. God is with us in the mess of things. The joy of the Resurrection always follows the anguish of the Cross. It’s important to recognise we still have choices here and how we act is important. We need to take responsibility and act wisely, without being paralysed by fear or alternatively, driven by a rash impulsivity (panic buying for example). There are now new opportunities for solidarity, supporting others and building community. Ironically, smart phones and social networking present perfect solutions to ‘distancing’ while being able to communicate in a way that people feel your presence.5. Keep Yourself in Balance; In times of crisis or storm it is really important to anchor yourself so that you don’t get blown about by the winds. Ignatius recommends keeping your eyes on the path, one step at a time, moving steadily on. It’s the image of a journey or pilgrimage where you attend to your feet and trust in the trail. This means getting all the basics right – rest, structure, diet, exercise, appropriate socialising and keeping oneself busy. The problem with this time of great social upheaval is that people can become scared, upset and irrational. We can get distracted from getting the basics right, taking our eyes off the road to look at the storm. It is understandable that this would happen, but we also have the power to take control of our own behaviour, and our physical and mental well-being. This means paying attention to our basic human needs and responding in a healthy way to them.• Eat well, avoid snacks and junk food.• Get some exercise, avoid long periods of sitting around.• Stay connected with people, don’t get too isolated.• Try to make good use of your time by putting new structures and habits in place.This is challenging but not impossible, normally it takes 6-7 weeks to set up a new routine. Setting up good habits will see us through. Take it gradually, walk one step at a time, but keep moving.SEE ALSO – Laois couple on how Coronavirus outbreak led to postponement of their special day By Fr Paddy – 24th March 2020 News TAGSCoronavirusCOVID19Fr PaddyHope Electric Picnic WhatsApp Fr Paddy: Spiritual Nuggets of Hope in difficult times Twittercenter_img Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Previous articleJOB VACANCY: Mulhall Meats in Portlaoise are looking to hire a butcherNext articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Fr PaddyFr Paddy is a curate in the hugely vibrant Portlaoise Parish. From Carlow town, he was educated in Carlow CBS and studied Business and Politics in Trinity College Dublin before training to be a priest in Carlow College.He is the youngest priest in the Kildare & Leighlin diocese and writes for a number of media outlets. He has almost 14,000 followers on Twitter. 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Insolvencies surge in February, StatsCan reports

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Surge of insolvencies on the horizon: Fitch Keywords BankruptcyCompanies Statistics Canada James Langton Financial fallout from Covid-19 hard to judge with government supports in place Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Worried Young Couple Lying On Carpet Calculating Their savings, planning future, retirement fund andreypopov/123RF On a year-over-year basis, the total number of insolvencies in February was up by 5.1%, with consumer insolvencies rising by 5.4% over that period. At the same time, business insolvencies decreased by 5.1%.StatsCan also says that for the 12-month period that ended Feb. 28, the total number of insolvencies increased by 3.2%, compared with the same period a year ago (12 months ending Feb. 28, 2018).Among consumers, the total number of insolvencies increased by 3.3% over the 12-month period ending Feb. 28. Bankruptcies were down by 4.7% over that time frame, while consumer proposals jumped by 10.5%.Business insolvencies decreased by 1.6% over the same 12-month period, led by a decline in the number that occurred in the manufacturing sector. The number of insolvencies registered an upswing in February, according to new data from Statistics Canada.StatsCan reports that the total number of insolvencies, which includes both outright bankruptcies and consumer proposals, rose by 3.5% in February, compared to the prior month. The number of bankruptcies increased by 2%, whereas the number of proposals rose by 4.5%. Related news Rising costs have businesses concerned about profitslast_img read more

Wall Streeting from home is here to stay: Greenwich

first_img A deadly first wave, followed by a tsunami of excess deaths Many financial firms are planning to let traders and other personnel work remotely even after the current pandemic is subdued, says Greenwich Associates.In a new report, the firm said that a survey of 210 industry compliance professionals found that only 4% expect their firm to fully return to traditional work arrangements — that is, being in the office every day — once the pandemic subsides. The report added that two-thirds of global firms expect that traders and other key personnel will continue working from home in the future.“Even for the few firms determined to fully return to a pre-pandemic office presence, maintaining a work-from-home capability will be essential, since U.S. and European regulators have clearly communicated the necessity of a flexible infrastructure conducive to working remotely,” said Danielle Tierney, senior advisor at Greenwich Associates, in a release.The report noted that firms have increasingly prioritized compliance to enable remote working amid the added risk of decentralizing oversight.Greenwich also reported that approximately three-quarters of respondents said that they “strongly agree” that their firm considers compliance standards to be “highly important,” up 11% from a similar survey last year. Related news CERB payments went to workers hit hard by lockdowns: StatsCan man using laptop idofranz/iStock James Langton Keywords Pandemics,  Coronavirus Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Jamaicans in Palm Beach County to Celebrate Independence Anniversary

first_imgRelatedJamaicans in Palm Beach County to Celebrate Independence Anniversary Advertisements RelatedJamaicans in Palm Beach County to Celebrate Independence Anniversary RelatedJamaicans in Palm Beach County to Celebrate Independence Anniversarycenter_img Jamaicans in Palm Beach County to Celebrate Independence Anniversary UncategorizedAugust 3, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaicans in Palm Beach County, South Florida, will observe the nation’s 44th anniversary of independence with a weekend of activities, beginning on Saturday (August 5).Jamaicans of Palm Beaches, a charitable organization, will host the annual Independence Ball to be held at the Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach.On Sunday (August 6), beginning at 10:00 a.m., a service of thanksgiving will be held at the Grace Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach, with the officiating minister being the Reverend Winston Wright. A number of state officials and distinguished guests are expected to participate in the event.Following the service, hundreds of Jamaican nationals will celebrate at the Jamaica Festival to be held at the John Prince Park in Lake Worth. The event will feature several local entertainers and reggae artistes, including Errol Dunkley, Alton Ellis, Stanley and the Turbines, Debbie Elliot, and popular reggae artiste, Turbulence. Also making an appearance will be former Jamaica Festival two-time gold medallist for speech, Cleopatra Carr.The day-long festival will be hosted by the United Sports and Social Club, another community-based association of Jamaican nationals.last_img read more

Using research power to tackle global issues

first_imgUsing research power to tackle global issues The University of Leeds has secured part of a new £147 million research initiative to work with developing nations on the world’s biggest challenges.Leeds academics and researchers will be involved in a range of projects, including ways of improving mental health, transforming food production, building sustainable futures and reducing the risk of antimicrobial resistance.The money to finance the projects is from the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which supports cutting-edge research to address the global issues faced by developing countries. It is part of the UK Government’s overseas aid budget or ODA.“The UK’s research system has a crucial role to play in finding solutions to… environmental disasters, extreme poverty and food security.”UK Research and Innovation – which administers GCRF – said 141 new international research projects had been funded through its Collective Programme. The projects where Leeds is the lead institution are:Mainstreaming global mental health: a praxus nexus approach – led by Professor Anna Madill, School of Psychology.Scaling-up biocontrol interventions in Africa – led by Dr Steve Sait, School of Biology.African food systems transformation and justice – led by Dr Stephen Whitfield, School of Earth and Environment.Partnerships for equity and inclusion – led by Dr Ghazala Mir, School of Medicine.Farmers’ perspectives on challenges in the food system: a collaborative research partnership – led by Professor Anne Tallontire, School of Earth and Environment.Engaging communities to address antimicrobial resistance: identifying contextualised and sustainable community-led solutions in low resource settings; and Developing community-led solutions to antimicrobial resistance: building a one health approach in low to middle income countries – both projects led by Dr Rebecca King, School of Medicine.Leeds researchers are involved as co-investigators in other projects, including:A project involving natural and social scientists to identify the causes and impacts of peatland fires in Indonesian Borneo, in the Kalimantan region. The principal investigator at Leeds is Professor Dominick Spracklen, School of Earth and Environment. The project is being led by Exeter University.Professor Andrew Thompson, UKRI’s International Champion, said: “Working in partnership with developing nations, the UK’s research and innovation system has a crucial role to play in finding innovative solutions to interlinked issues such as environmental disasters, extreme poverty and food security.“These international development research projects announced today are essential to finding these solutions.”Waste – including plastic – is washed onto a beach. Photo: Pixabay.Earlier UKRI announced a major GCRF award to tackle global plastic pollution – the Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries programme. Leeds won funding to work with partners in Indonesia. The nation has inadequate waste collection services, with around only 39 percent of waste being collected and disposed of properly.Dr Costas Velis – an expert in plastic pollution and solid waste management, in the School of Civil Engineering at Leeds – said: “Indonesia is a dynamically developing nation. There is a challenge with waste management systems, such as lack of waste collection services, and a great reliance on plastic packaging, and that all comes together to generate plastic pollution problems. “Not only is it damaging the environment – it could also impact on Indonesia’s reputation as a popular and beautiful tourist destination.”The co-investigator at Leeds is Dr Gordon Mitchell, Associate Professor in the School of Geography.The Plastic pollution project in Indonesia is being led by Brunel University London with support from industry partner SYSTEMIQ and academics in Indonesia, the University of Plymouth and Leeds. Scientists at Leeds have developed cutting-edge expertise in the modelling of the way plastic flows through economies, identifying where plastic becomes waste – and how much of that is properly treated and how much ends up being discarded, ending up as pollution on land or in the seas.Earlier this year, Dr Velis’s research team was part of a major international study that for the first time quantified the staggering amount of plastic – nearly 1.4 billion tonnes – that is projected to flow into the seas over the period from 2016 to 2040 unless action is taken. They have also published details of measures that could reduce plastic pollution.Top picture: Pixabay. /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:Engineering, environment, Exeter, gordon, Government, Indonesian, mental health, Mitchell, production, Scientists, sustainable, UK, UK Government, university, University of Leeds, Whitfieldlast_img read more

Conference To Focus On Prevention Of Youth Violence, Delinquency And Drug Use

first_img Published: Feb. 6, 2006 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Hundreds of people are expected to gather in downtown Denver March 13-15 for a first-of-its-kind conference focused on programs scientifically proven to prevent or reduce youth violence, delinquency and drug use. Nationally renowned experts on youth development will speak at the Blueprints Conference hosted by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The event will be held at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Place. The conference will highlight 12 model programs known as the Blueprints for Violence Prevention Initiative. These rigorously examined programs were identified for their effectiveness from among more than 800 to be reviewed since 1998. Another 16 programs identified as “promising” also will be featured at the conference. Keynote speakers will include Michele Ridge, former First Lady of Pennsylvania and advocate of evidence-based programs for youth; Delbert Elliott, executive director of the CU-Boulder Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, distinguished professor emeritus and senior scientific editor of the U.S. Surgeon General’s report on youth violence in 2000; David Hawkins, professor and founder of the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington; and Jennifer Atler, executive director of Invest in Kids. The conference is open to the public but a registration fee is required. For more information or online registration visit http://www.blueprintsconference.com The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence is part of the CU-Boulder Institute of Behavioral Science. For more information about the center visit http://www.Colorado.EDU/cspv/last_img read more

T-Mobile USA scraps contracts, preps iPhone 5 launch, debuts LTE

first_img SKT slashes prices with online-only plans Blog Home T-Mobile USA scraps contracts, preps iPhone 5 launch, debuts LTE Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Blog: Will Dish renew interest in dynamic pricing? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 MAR 2013 Ken Wieland John Legere, T-Mobile USA’s chief executive, wants to ruffle industry feathers by separating device costs from tariff plans, do away with “confusing and misleading contracts”, and rapidly roll out LTE.Speaking at a New York press event today, Legere is taking a gamble on what he calls an “Un-carrier” attitude to help T-Mobile – the smallest nationwide wireless carrier in the US – claw back market share from rivals.The simplified tariff plans are not a surprise as they were revealed some weeks earlier. For $50 per month, and with no contract lock-in, customers get unlimited talk, text and web, along with up to 500MB of “high-speed data”. Customers can add a second phone line for $30 per month.Monthly data is priced at $10 for 2GB. An extra $20 allows “unlimited data”.“Only if the user is having a devastating effect on the network will we cut [data] back,” said Legere.The monthly tariffs can be paid on a pre-paid or post-paid basis.On devices, Legere says the iPhone 5 will be available in T-Mobile stores from 12 April. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will follow at the beginning of May. The chief executive couldn’t fix a date for the arrival of the HTC One but said it was in the pipeline. The Blackberry Z10 is already available.Each of these high-end devices will carry an upfront cost of $99.99. The balance is payable through 24 payments of $20. This compares with the $199.99 upfront fees charged by AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless for high-end devices.Legere says an iPhone 5 and monthly data plan bought from T-Mobile would be $1,000 cheaper – over a 24-month period – than an iPhone 5 tariff (with comparable data) from AT&T. And – unlike the iPhone 5 on other networks – added the chief executive, T-Mobile’s will have HD voice.If a T-Mobile customer wanted to leave the T-Mobile USA network, outstanding payments on the device would have to be paid before it was unlocked. Alternatively, the device could be traded in – at “fair market value” – at a T-Mobile store.By separating tariff plans from devices, Legere says customers are given much more flexibility as they are not forced into price packages that carriers dictate for particular models. Device upgrades are also easier, argued the chief executive, as post-paid customers don’t have to wait until their two-year contract expires before choosing a later model.T-Mobile has also launched LTE in seven major metropolitan areas. It aims to cover 100 million of the US population with the 4G technology by this summer, extending to 200 million by the end of this year.“At the moment, we’re rolling out 2X10MHz LTE,” said Legere. “But following the MetroPCS acquisition, we expect to increase that to 2x20MHz in the 2014 and 2015 timeframe.”T-Mobile says it already has a nationwide HSPA+ network in place, with theoretical top speeds of 42Mb/s.center_img Author AT&TiPhone 5LegereSamsung Galaxy S4T-Mobile USAtariffs Previous ArticleG&D works with Telefonica Germany on mobile walletNext ArticleIndia launches first commercial NFC payments – report Related Tags Verizon refines 5G pricing strategylast_img read more