Key FDA official who fought to uphold agency standards to retire

first_img Andrew Harnik/AP PharmalotKey FDA official who fought to uphold agency standards to retire Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. “He’s been very important to the entire drug review process. He’s run a good ship and has been a key part of creating a productive regulatory climate,” said Ramsey Baghdadi, co-founder of Prevision Policy, a health care consulting firm that closely tracks the FDA. “He’s the model of what you want in a government official – a high-integrity person. It’s a big loss and industry will view it that way, too.”advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: By going public with his exhortations, Jenkins was signaling that drug makers should not attempt to cut corners, a concern among consumer groups and others have complained may occur in the wake of the Sarepta approval.“Jenkins has been part of the new, forward-looking FDA and modernized the thinking there,” said Ira Loss of Washington Analysis, a consulting firm that tracks regulatory doings and the pharmaceutical industry. “He was an honest broker and you could see that in his presentation. He was part of an overwhelming group who didn’t agree with Woodcock and felt an obligation to speak up publicly.” Newsletters Sign up for Pharmalot Your daily update on the drug industry. His Jan. 6 departure will occur as the FDA is expected to come under increasing pressure to relax procedures for approving new medicines and allowing companies to more liberally market their treatments to physicians. In fact, Congress is expected to vote on Tuesday on a bill, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, which is designed, in part, to speed product approvals. Tags drug developmentpharmaceuticalspolicy House approves the 21st Century Cures Act, sending landmark bill to Senate Privacy Policy Dr. John Jenkins, a key official at the US Food and Drug Administration known for striking a delicate balance between agency standards and industry interests, will retire next month.Jenkins has worked for the agency for much of the past 25 years, most recently as the director of the Office of New Drugs, where he has been responsible for overseeing a rising number of drug approvals. In 2015, for instance, the agency endorsed 45 novel new medicines, an output that has been rising in recent years even as industry applications remained fairly steady, according to an FDA report.“He has brought the Center for Drug Evaluation and Review’s drug review process, known worldwide as the model of excellence, to where it is today,” said Dr. Janet Woodcock, who heads the CDER division and supervised Jenkins, in a statement. For now, Woodcock will assume his responsibilities while a national search for a replacement gets under way.advertisement By Ed Silverman Dec. 5, 2016 Reprints About the Author Reprints @Pharmalot [email protected] Please enter a valid email address. Although Jenkins largely played a behind-the-scenes role, his views were, indeed, crucial in helping shape countless agency decisions. And he unexpectedly gained notoriety two months ago by warning companies not to mimic the approach taken by Sarepta Therapeutics to win regulatory approval of a drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.The agency’s endorsement was seen as a litmus test for agency approval of new medicines, notably for diseases with unmet medical needs, as parents and lawmakers pressed the FDA to green-light the drug. The episode was marked by unusual bickering inside the agency over clinical trial data and, moreover, is now prompting vociferous debate over whether the FDA lowered its approval standards.Speaking at an industry conference, Jenkins offered a slide show about what he called “lessons learned” from the Sarepta episode, and essentially outlined regulatory do’s and don’ts for drug makers to follow. The company failed to heed agency suggestions to expand a small clinical trial, among other issues, and one high-ranking FDA official filed a dispute over the Woodcock’s insistence on approving the drug. Ed Silverman Related:last_img read more

The best places for Laois people to find love back in the day

first_imgEgan’s (Portlaoise)It was known as Top Deck at one stage and could well have other names at other times too. But the simple reality is that nobody that went clubbing in Egan’s will ever forget it.And once again our funnyman Mark Doheny recalls exactly what it was like better than anyone could.Ballylinan DiscosNot the biggest disco on the go at the time, but it was one that you were always guaranteed the shift. Chairs lined circled the dancefloor and at times it was like the olden days, with all the girls on one side, while the all the lads lined up their targets from the other side.Many found pulling awkward, especially if you were from Ballylinan, as it was likely that their parents were chaperoning the night. The Cush InnA huge spot back in the day, with people travelling from all over to attend dances there. Big in the 70s, 80s and 90s, it was the start of many of marriages not just relationships.For some people it came full circle, meeting at a disco before celebrating their wedding there. Situated between Athy and Monasterevin it was surrounded by bogland.If you haven’t seen it a while, well let’s just say it’s not what it used to be.SnafflesSnaffles in Kildare Town was another good spot if you were heading out of the county in the days prior to Time in Naas.Obviously favoured with the Portarlington, Killenard, Ballybrittas side of the county.Bridge HouseThe Bridge House in Tullamore was another favoured location – and it was the next step up for the crowd that had conquered The Harriers.SEE ALSO –  One of the more modern names on our list. Not to be confused with Copper Face Jacks in Dublin, up until last year, Coppers was the main place in Portlaoise for punters to get the shift. It has since been rebranded as the Manhattan Mixer!OUTSIDE OF LAOIS The Harriers (Tullamore)Who remembers loading up into a bus in Stradbally, Portlaoise or Abbeyleix and heading off to Tullamore in a bid to find love?The Harriers was a place where romance was as easy to get as a punch in the jaw – should you look at someone the wrong way!The other thing about it was that it was only cool to go until you were 16 – after that it was time to get a fake ID and try somewhere else! Facebook Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Places to find love Valentine’s Day. No matter if you love it or hate it, you just can’t avoid it.It will happen on Sunday this weekend – and with the current Covid-19 situation, celebrating your other half will most likely have to take place at home.But with love well and truly set to be in the air on Sunday – it got us thinking about some of the iconic Laois locations where love blossomed over the years.So we’ve put together another great list of places that Laois people went looking for love, romance, a dance, the shift or whatever else might have been going back in the day.Sadly, none of these places exist in the guise they once did.Some of the buildings that housed these great establishments are now merely pubs, hotels, restaurants or even leisure centres.More have changed names, owners or style. Some have fallen into disrepair.So whether it was Dreamland in Athy back in the 1960s, the Montague Hotel in the 1970s or 1980s, Spice or Pedigree Corner in the 1990s, or Club 23 in the 2000s, all these places hold certain, eh, romantic memories for Laois people.Check it out below:Galloping Donkey (Abbeyleix and Rathdowney)Without a doubt this disco would be up there for the best named one in the country. Not on the go anymore, but it definitely sparked many a romance.Plenty of ‘galloping donkeys’ on the dancefloor when the bopping tunes came on, while those who were lucky to find romance hogged the chairs and all the wall space. Originated in Abbeyleix but was last held in Rathdowney a couple of years ago.Dome (Graiguecullen)The designated shifting event of south east Laois. If you attended Knockbeg, St Leo’s, Carlow CBS or any secondary school in the surrounding area, then you most likely attended the discos here in first, second and third year.The jungle gym provided the perfect dancefloor with the Ibiza like DJ booth placed on the roof. The vast area of the ball pits and climbing frames were a strict no-go-zone patrolled by beefy security guards, but if you managed to elude them you were sorted. Plenty of lounging areas were available for those who found a ‘dance partner’.Sky Venue (Portlaoise)Long before we had TeenKix, Sky Venue (and it was called Danang at one point too) was one reliable place to go in Portlaoise to get the shift from about 2000 to 2006.Located where Kelly’s Steakhouse is now, its famous strobe lighting made everyone look that little bit better!Spice (Killeshin Hotel)Buses travelled from far and wide for youngsters to attend Spice. It was located where the Leisure Centre is now in the Killeshin Hotel and was unusual for its out of town location.Big in the late 90s and early 00s, it was a victim of the Killeshin’s revamp and is now just a memory for the thousands of club goers.Borris-in-Ossory (Club Aquarius and Dannan)This was one of the few clubs in the country that used to open on Christmas Night at midnight! And at one time, in the 1990s, it seemed everyone in Laois wanted to go to Borris-In-Ossory to get the shift! We defer to Mark Doheny here for a better synopsis of this one.Club 23 (Portlaoise)The golden era for this great establishment co-incided with the Celtic Tiger and the great years for the Laois footballers.At one stage it had a strict 23-age rule but for most people it was simply referred to as ‘Club’. It was the Copper Face Jacks of Portlaoise at the time – nothing fancy but a great atmosphere.Cheddar on the gate, Ollie doing DJ, a front bar inside the door, a bottle bar up the back, an ingenuis smoking shed and a dancefloor that you had to go down a few steps to.So popular at one stage that people used to queue days in advance to buy a ticket for the big nights. Home We Are Laois The best places for Laois people to find love back in the… We Are Laois Council The best places for Laois people to find love back in the day Dreamland (Athy)That building you see above used to be called the Dreamland Ballroom in Athy – which was at its peak during the 1960s.In otherwords, it was the place where your parents, or even your grandparents, went to get the shift!Lots of the top Irish Showbands used to play here every Saturday night and it was open until 2 in the morning – very late for the time!People travelled from all over the surrounding counties by car, bus and even on bicycles. It is said that Thin Lizzy once played there in the early 70s. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Montague Hotel (Emo)Some people would only know the Montague as being a centre to house asylum seekers in Laois.However, long before it became this, the Emo venue was one of the best places in the county for the dances. And such was the way of the time, the dinner was included with the admission charge.center_img Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Wild Turkey (Killeshin)A pre-cursor to Spice in the Killeshin Hotel, information on this venue of the 1980s is scant enough. We don’t know what that tells us.   Twitter Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Previous articleLaois child sadly passes away following quad bike accidentNext articleWATCH: Laois school teachers take on Jerusalema Dance Challenge LaoisToday Reporter TAGSValentine’s Day Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 12th February 2021 Pedigree Corner Ah yea, good old Pedigree Corner! The pub itself still exists but the nightclub, aptly named ‘Turning Point’, is no longer around. It the 1990s it really was THE main venue in Laois.On the side of a busy-ish road and in the middle of nowhere, the crowds flocked to it from all around the county and beyond – from Kildare, Carlow and Kilkenny.And for those who went there, they’ll never forget it. Our man Donal Miller’s extremely popular piece sums it up brilliantly.Coppers (Portlaoise) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

BCSC alleges Ponzi scheme

James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter FCA tackles flurry of investment scams SEC warns about rise in investment scams Don’t believe the hype: BCSC proposes new rules for stock promoters Related news Keywords Investment scamsCompanies British Columbia Securities Commission The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has stepped in to put a stop to a suspected online Ponzi scheme, which it alleges was being carried out by a fund dealer rep. The BCSC said Thursday that its executive director has issued a temporary order and notice of hearing against two Burnaby, B.C. residents, and an unregistered company, alleging that they were running a Ponzi scheme. The BCSC says it received two anonymous complaints alleging that the company, Bossteam E-Commerce Inc., was operating a Ponzi scheme through a website registered to Yan Zhu (aka Rachel Zhu), who is registered as a fund dealer rep and a life insurance agent, and her husband, Guan Qiang Zhang. The regulator’s notice alleges that Zhu, Zhang, and Bossteam E-Commerce appear to have illegally distributed securities and perpetrated securities fraud. It claims that, in an interview with investigators, Zhang admitted that the company had no real source of income, and that funds paid to investors came from other investors. It also charges that they lied to the commission’s investigators. The notice alleges that, among other things, Zhu lied when she denied involvement with another website registered to her and her husband, which is carrying on a similar scheme in Hong Kong; and that she falsely claimed she had told her mutual fund dealer about her outside business activities with Bossteam E-Commerce. None of the allegations have been proven, and the BCSC says its investigation is ongoing. The temporary order issued today prohibits trading in Bossteam E-Commerce securities and orders Zhu and Zhang to cease all investor relations activities on behalf of Bossteam. The order expires on May 15, and counsel for the executive director will apply to set dates for a hearing into the allegations on May 15. read more

National Security Minister Meets with Police Officers Association

first_imgRelatedNational Security Minister Meets with Police Officers Association National Security Minister Meets with Police Officers Association UncategorizedOctober 17, 2007 RelatedNational Security Minister Meets with Police Officers Association Advertisementscenter_img RelatedNational Security Minister Meets with Police Officers Association FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of National Security Derrick Smith, this morning met with members of the Police Officers Association.The meeting comes in the wake of the recent announcement by Police Commissioner Lucius Thomas that he will be leaving office October 31.The meeting which was cordial saw the POA members expressing certain concerns regarding the action of the Police Service Commission.The POA says it will be writing to the Commission seeking clarification.During the meeting, Minister Smith reiterated the fact that the responsibility of appointing a Police Commissioner is the sole responsibility of the police Service Commissioner.The National Security Minister also informed the POA members that he has been advised by the Police Services Commission that when Commissioner Thomas demits office on October 31, and until a final decision is made about the appointment of a replacement, Deputy Commissioner Jevene Bent will act as Commissioner.last_img read more

World's First UV 'Ruler' Sizes Up Atomic World

first_imgNews release issued by NIST The world’s most accurate “ruler” made with extreme ultraviolet light has been built and demonstrated with ultrafast laser pulses by scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder. The new device, which consistently generates pulses of light lasting just femtoseconds (quadrillionths of a second, or millionths of a billionth of a second) in the ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum, is described in the May 20 issue of Physical Review Letters.* The device is expected to become an important tool for ultraprecise measurements in many fields of science including chemistry, physics and astronomy. A ruler made with shorter wavelengths of light makes it possible to “see” more precise differences than ever before in the energy levels of light emissions that identify specific atoms, in the timing of chemical reactions, or, if additional applications are developed, in the dimensions of certain nanometer-scale objects. The new device also can be compared to a camera with ultrafast shutter speeds and consistent shot-to-shot frame speed and stability, allowing scientists to take real-time “pictures” of finer structures and dynamics. By combining many such pictures at a high speed, scientists can gain a more detailed understanding of many phenomena. “This ultraviolet light source has a spectacularly high resolution,” says Jun Ye, a NIST Fellow who leads the JILA research group. “On the technological side, the system we used to produce this light is simple and low cost, without active amplifiers.” The new laser device generates a “frequency comb,” so-called because the frequency spectrum-a graphical representation of the pattern made by many successive laser pulses building on each other-looks like the evenly spaced teeth of a hair comb. (See graphic.) The new comb is a short-wavelength version of the optical frequency combs that in recent years have enabled demonstrations of optical atomic clocks, which are expected to be as much as 100 times more accurate than today’s microwave-based atomic clocks. A femtosecond comb, because of its high speed (or repetition rate), has the finest teeth of any optical ruler. The JILA device uses a process called “high harmonic generation” to transform infrared laser pulses with micrometer-sized wavelengths into higher-energy ultraviolet light with wavelengths on the order of tens of nanometers. The transformation occurs when intense laser fields irradiate highly stable gases such as xenon. The gas atoms are ionized, and the liberated electrons are then driven back to the parent atom by the light field and emit light at frequencies that are multiples of the original laser frequency. The result is a comb in a different region of the electromagnetic spectrum that maintains the same consistent distance between the teeth as the original comb. In the past, scientists have relied on amplifiers at low repetition rates to reach sufficiently high light intensity for the harmonic process, but the consistency of comb structures was lost. Other designs for short-wavelength light sources have typically been complex and costly. The JILA team overcame these problems by coupling a low-pulse-energy but high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser to a high-quality cavity equipped with a xenon gas jet. The laser light bounces back and forth through the ionized gas between six customized mirrors in a vacuum. This process enhances the light intensity nearly 1,000-fold while maintaining the comb structure through hundreds of round trips. The mirrors are highly reflective and designed to efficiently focus the light. The JILA team developed the specifications and characterization techniques for the mirrors. The longer the mirrors can keep the light circulating through the ionized gas samples without the pulses spreading out and losing their shape, the shorter the wavelengths that can be generated. The system is simpler than conventional short-wavelength light sources, using a standard laser as an oscillator without complicated methods of actively amplifying pulses. The continuous “recycling” of the laser light by the mirrors also significantly improves the efficiency of comb production compared with conventional systems. The work is supported by NIST, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and National Science Foundation. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 17, 2005 last_img read more

Dr Harsh Vardhan participates in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ meeting through video conferencing

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Comments (0) By Press Information Bureau on May 15, 2020 News Public Health CommonwealthDr Harsh Vardhan Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Related Posts Highlights the timely, graded and proactive measures taken by India towards COVID-19 managementDr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through Video Conference, in New Delhi.  The theme of the meeting was- Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response.The statement of the Union Health Minister made as part of the intervention at the global meeting is as follows:Dr Vardhan said, “At the outset, while ‘Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response’, I wish to express my deepest condolences and concern at the loss of lives due to COVID-19. We acknowledge the tremendous contribution of the numerous frontline health service providers as well as other civic bodies in saving precious lives. India undertook COVID-19 management with the highest level of political commitment by our Prime Minister Shri Narenda Modi under whose guidance, our response to COVID-19 has been pro-active, pre-emptive and graded.”He added, “India took all necessary and timely steps including surveillance at points of entry, evacuation of our nationals abroad, surveillance in community through disease surveillance network, health infrastructure strengthening, training and capacity building of health staff, risk communication and community involvement as part of its management efforts.”Dr Vardhan further mentioned, “In implementing the world’s largest lockdown to prevent the spread of this pandemic, we are aiming to protect lives by mitigating the explosive growth of the disease and by ensuring that our healthcare system is able to cope up with the growth of the disease. At the same time, we are also mindful of saving lives as well as livelihoods and are therefore keeping all essential services out of the purview of the lockdown.”He further said, “Our Prime Minister has announced an economic package of more than $265 billion to support economic recovery as well to support vulnerable segments of our population. We are gradually easing the restrictions especially in areas where we have managed to contain the disease. It is critical to build and strengthen core capacities of developing countries particularly the least developed countries for future preparedness, response and resilience. India has been the first country to urge consolidated global action to fight the challenge of COVID-19. We convened a meeting of SAARC leaders in our region in mid-March in which the need for “coming together, not growing apart; collaboration not confusion; and preparation, not panic”, was underlined. These are the elements that signify India’s response to this crisis.”The health minister said, “India has provided essential medicines such as hydroxychloroquine to almost 100 needy countries, extending solidarity and support during this time of crisis. It is important to work on the causes of the pandemic and discover drugs and vaccines to control transmission and prevent recurrence. It is important to facilitate universal and affordable access to all relevant medical products and technologies, both existing and new. These should be made available in a fair and equitable manner to tackle COVID-19.”Indian scientists are working on discovery of vaccine,drugs as well as development of cost-effective diagnostic kits and various life-saving equipment with the active support of the Government of India.He also mentioned, “We need to mutually support and share our best practices and explore innovative ways to address new threats and challenges in the post COVID era.” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Add Comment The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share Dr Harsh Vardhan participates in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ meeting through video conferencing Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphalast_img read more

PM Says Anti-Crime Bills on Fast Track

first_imgRelatedPM Says Anti-Crime Bills on Fast Track RelatedPM Says Anti-Crime Bills on Fast Track FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding, has disclosed that six anti-crime Bills, which have been delayed passage in the House of Representatives, will be debated soon.Mr. Golding informed that he has asked the Leader of Government Business in the Lower House and Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness, to make arrangements for early debate on the Bills.“We will present to the House proposed amendments to the Bail (Amendment) Act and the Bill to amend the Constabulary Force Act to address, as far as possible, the concerns raised by the Opposition and civil society groups. Cabinet yesterday issued drafting instructions for anti-gang legislation which will be brought to the House as soon as the draft is completed,” Mr. Golding said.The Prime Minister was making a statement to the House of Representatives, Tuesday (May 25), on the declaration of a state of public emergency in Kingston and St. Andrew.He said that he will be taking the opportunity to share proposed amendments to the Bail (Amendment) Act and the Bill to amend the Constabulary Force Act with the Opposition Spokesperson on National Security, Peter Bunting.“I hope that we will be able to secure passage of them as quickly as possible,” Mr. Golding said.The Six anti crime Bills are: An Act to amend the Bail Act; An Act further to amend the Firearms Act; An Act to amend the Offences Against the Person Act; An Act to Amend the Parole Act; An Act to make interim provision in relation to the grant of bail in specified circumstances; and An Act to make interim provision extending the powers of arrest and detention under Sections 50B and 50F of the Constabulary Force Act.The Bills were referred to a Joint Select Committee of Parliament in September, 2008. Four months later, the committee completed its deliberations after receiving submissions from a number of stakeholders and other members of the society. Advertisementscenter_img PM Says Anti-Crime Bills on Fast Track National SecurityMay 26, 2010 RelatedPM Says Anti-Crime Bills on Fast Tracklast_img read more

SMMUSD Board of Education discusses College Readiness Block Grant

first_imgHomeNewsEducationSMMUSD Board of Education discusses College Readiness Block Grant Apr. 24, 2017 at 7:15 amEducationSMMUSD Board of Education discusses College Readiness Block GrantMarina Andalon4 years agodaily pressSanta MonicaSanta Monica Malibu Unified Schoolschool board meetingsmmusd  The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Board of Education is considering State grant money to support textbook purchases for high school students dual enrolled in classes at Santa Monica College.The Board discussed uses for the State’s College Readiness Block Grant (CRBG) at their April 20 meeting and decided the money will be used to supplement costs for high school students getting a jump on a college education.Assistant Superintendent Dr. Terry Deloria presented the basic information about the Grant to the Board, explaining the CRBG is a two-step process that requires the board to publicly discuss how the money will be spent and then approve the spending plan at a second meeting.According to Deloria, this is a simple and straightforward one time funding source.The CRBG was established to provide high school students additional support and increase enrollment numbers at institutions of higher education. The money should be used to give students a greater chance of completing an undergraduate degree within four years.At the meeting, staff said secondary students who successfully complete a college course while enrolled in high school are more likely to enroll in and graduate from a four-year college or university.“One of SMMUSD LCAP goals is all students graduate prepared for college and careers, so the one time funding can really help us to that end,” said Deloria.The goal is to increase the number of students enrolling in dual enrollment courses.“Currently we have about 21 percent of our students in the high schools who enroll and complete dual enrollment classes through SMC, which is a pretty high number,” said Deloria.Staff said SMMUSD continues to have a productive and successful partnership with the Santa Monica College (SMC) where many SMMUSD students have benefited from enrollment in SMC courses.Many of SMC’s fees are waived for high school students but SMMUSD still provides funding for some costs such as college textbooks.Currently, dual enrollment textbooks are funded by the District’s existing Educational Services textbook budget and without the grant funding, dual enrollment textbooks will have to come out of the existing textbook budget in 2018-19.If the grant is fully funded by the State, SMMUSD will receive $157,532. Staff is recommending that all of the CRBG funding be reserved to fund dual enrollment textbooks for students in grade 9-12 and the funding must be spent by June, 2019.The board voiced initial support for the proposal but expressed concern over funding books once the one-time grant funds expire.Discussion of the grant funding will continue at the Board’s May 4 [email protected] :daily pressSanta MonicaSanta Monica Malibu Unified Schoolschool board meetingsmmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMarina Andalonview all postsVehicles, parks and a park for vehicles up for Council discussion this weekLocal “Mom and Pop” expands into former Vidiots store on PicoYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity Manager selection process beginsBrennon Dixson4 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSmall businesses in Santa Monica amongst hardest hit by Covid in the nationClara Harter1 month agolast_img read more

Donegal has highest rate of abuse towards traffic wardens

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – January 28, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Donegal has been revealed to have the highest rate of abuse towards traffic wardens.Over the past 3 years, 47 threats and assaults have been reported by traffic wardens in the county.Donegal is said to be a particular blackspot for abuse of traffic wardens.In records obtained by the Irish Daily Mail, it highlights one incident in 2017 reported to Donegal County Council during which a member of the public told a traffic warden that he would knock his head off before standing in front of him in a very threatening pose.In March 2016, in a seperate incident, a driver who received a ticket took photos of the warden in an intimidating manner.While in January of the same year, a traffic warden issued a ticket on a van in Ballybofey and was standing in front of the van taking a photo when the driver got into the vehicle and drove forward, forcing the warden to jump out of the way, into oncoming traffic.A traffic warden in the county was also threatened in a bullish manner when they were warned by the motorist that he would have to get the shotgun to him. Twitter Previous articleQuestions raised over lack of progress on Finn Valley CFRAMS projectNext articleLoganair Supports Transatlantic Sessions at IMBOLC Festival News Highland center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Donegal has highest rate of abuse towards traffic wardens RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Programme Specialist – Youth, Humanitarian Office, P-3

first_imgDeadline: 4 April 2019Open to: advanced University Degree or equivalent in public health, sociology, development studies, health systems, health economics, Social Sciences, or other related fieldsBenefits: fixed term appointment (One year renewable)DescriptionThe post is located in the Response & Technical Support Unit (RTSU), Humanitarian Office, Geneva. Under the oversight of the Team lead (the incumbent works with other specialists as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary technical team. Working closely with the Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialist, the incumbent provides capacity to support adolescent sexual and reproductive health programming in emergencies.The overall purpose of the Humanitarian Office is to facilitate the delivery of the UNFPA mandate by supporting humanitarian preparedness, response, and recovery actions in increasingly complex humanitarian situations, within globally agreed frameworks (2030 Agenda, Grand Bargain Commitments, Sendai Framework, etc.).EligibilityThis job position is open to advanced university degree or equivalent in public health, sociology, development studies, health systems, health economics, Social Sciences, or other related fields.– 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in humanitarian programming in the field, part of which should be in health, sexual and reproductive health, youth, family planning, maternal health and/or population; prior experience in the UN system will be an asset; experience in training programme management needed;– Familiarity with IASC and other humanitarian coordination mechanisms, guiding principles and standards;– Experience needed in programme development and management and reporting;– Excellent command of English and French required;– Excellent interpersonal skills, creativity, strong project management skills, a positive and outgoing personality, and ability to interact successfully with people of different backgrounds and cultures.– Fluency in English and French required; knowledge of another UN language will be an asset.BenefitsThis position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post.  The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.How to apply? Please, follow the step-by-step guide while applying. ( order to apply, please fill the application.For more information, please visit the official web page. March 28, 2019 Published by sanja Share 0 Pocket ← Deputy Chief Financial Officer Senior Gender Justice and Development Consultant at United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 Reddit +1 Tweet Programme Specialist – Youth, Humanitarian Office, P-3 Connect South Africa Residency Program 2021 – CERN, Geneva The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships The Engineering for Development (E4D) Continuing Education Scholarship Programme →last_img read more