Premium / M&A radar: Kuehne + Nagel + Apex closed – all rise!

first_img Premium subscriber LOGIN << Go back Password* Forgotten your password? Please click here Email* LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Reset By Alessandro Pasetti 12/05/2021 Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER “Kuehne+Nagel has completed the acquisition of Apex International Corporation, following the satisfaction of all closing conditions (…).” – Kuehne+Nagel (K+N), 12 May 2021.Oh, now mid-way through Q2 21, that was reeeaaallly fast if gauged against soft guidance that suggested a closing later this year. Get-out-of-jail-free-card deployed.“We will not show any details or figures at the moment because Apex doesn’t belong to us yet. And we expect closing by quarter three 2021,” CEO Detlef Trefzger told the analysts on 3 March.A couple of other ... Reset Your Password Email*last_img read more

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First attempt at genome editing in U.S. patients produces disappointing — and sobering — results

first_img First attempt at genome editing in U.S. patients produces disappointing — and sobering — results Adam Feuerstein 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? The first attempt at using genome editing to treat and cure patients with a rare, inherited disease has produced disappointing results in a small clinical trial.Despite the setback, Sangamo Therapeutics (SGMO), the biotech developing the genome-editing therapy, intends to keep trying. Transient improvements observed in a single patient suggest a more potent version of its treatment — already being readied for use — might be more effective, the company said. Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. GET STARTED Alex Hogan/STAT 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. About the Author Reprintscenter_img Biotech Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED @adamfeuerstein Log In | Learn More Tags biotechnologydrug developmentgenome editingSTAT+ [email protected] What’s included? By Adam Feuerstein Feb. 7, 2019 Reprintslast_img read more

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Loved ones speak out after Cape Coral father and son die hours apart

first_imgWATCH: Porch pirate targets newly moved in Cape Coral residents June 16, 2021 Cape Coral man tries to figure out meaning of his 25-year-old tattoos June 16, 2021 Cape Coral applies for FWC grant to improve Yacht Club Park’s marina June 16, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments CAPE CORAL, Fla. – In a shocking twist of fate, a father and his son died just hours apart Sunday. Nicholas James and Blaine Elmer were father and son, business partners at Sea-Craft Waterfront Tiki and the best of friends.Blaine Elmer owned Sea-Craft Waterfront Tiki where his son Nicholas James was a chef. Family members said they are clinging to the memories after the two died in different circumstances over the weekend.“They had a very close relationship. Just watching them interact together is just so comforting. They went into the restaurant business together,” said Carol Jensen, Blaine Elmer’s girlfriend of nearly three years. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Cape Coral break in foiled by barking dog June 17, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Cape CoralFatherson AdvertisementJensen dated Blaine Elmer for years until fate as she explained it, took him away.“It was a short time i think. I would have loved to have 20 more years,” Jensen said.Jensen said on Sunday afternoon, Blaine’s son, Nicholas was found unresponsive in his bed after feeling sick for several days. “They notified Blaine to go over to the house. He did not know that Nicholas had passed,” said Jensen.Blaine hopped on his motorcycle and was on his way to his son’s home when he was hit by a suspected red-light runner. Blaine died from his injuries and a medical examiner determined his son, Nicholas died from a heart attack just hours before.“He’s at peace. He’s with his son. It’s very ironic that it happened on the same day but I have faith and I believe it did happen because that’s the way their path was written,” said Jensen.Nicholas leaves behind his fiancée and a nine month old baby girl. Blaine leaves behind his children and grandchildren.“He’s been through so much in life. He was a NJ state trooper, he was in the United States Navy – a master chief for 24 years. He owns a private detective agency,” Jensen said.Jensen said the two men have a large circle of friends and a great community helping them through the unexpected and immense loss.“Even though it’s sad for the ones left behind we have to have faith we have to believe it happened for a reason,” Jensen said.Jensen said Blaine and Nick’s beloved restaurant, Sea-Craft will reopen and their legacy will live on.last_img read more

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Portlaoise housing estate gather for garden community bingo

first_img By LaoisToday Reporter – 27th April 2020 Previous articleBREAKING: 26 more deaths from Coronavirus in IrelandNext articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, April 27, 2020 LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Facebook Pinterest Portlaoise housing estate gather for garden community bingo WhatsApp Local communities around the country are coming up with all sorts of inventive ways to keep themselves entertained while adhering to the Government restrictions and observing social distancing.One such community that came togther over the weekend were St Brigid’s Place in Portlaoise – as they organised an outdoor bingo game.On Sunday afternoon, they organised a game of “garden bingo” while practicing social distancing guidelines.This event was driven mainly by Julie O’Shea who sourced about 80 bingo books and an electronic number machine.Well-known local DJ Brochan O’Reilly supplied the mic and speakers and also called the numbers as people from the estate came out and sat in their gardens.Some came from different parts of the estate and sat in their cars for what was a great event with all the monies made from the sale of bingo books going back to the residents as prizes to those who were lucky enough to check for a line or complete a house.Organisers are hoping to have another event in the coming weeks.SEE ALSO – Check out our Sporting Memories interview series here TAGSbingoSt Brigid’s Place Facebook Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter News Electric Picnic Home News Community Portlaoise housing estate gather for garden community bingo NewsCommunity Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Gardai appealing for witnesses following fatal accident in Athy

first_img Twitter Home News Gardai appealing for witnesses following fatal accident in Athy News WhatsApp Gardai are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal accident in Athy, Kildare.The accident, involving a car and a pedestrian, happened on Wednesday but the pedestrian sadly died from her injuries today.Gardai say: “On Wednesday, May 20, Gardaí from Athy and Emergency Services personnel attended at the scene of a serious road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a car.“The collision occurred at approximately 4.30pm on the R418 at Nicholastown near Athy.“The pedestrian, a woman aged in her late 50s, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted from the scene to Beaumont Hospital where she was pronounced dead today. WhatsApp Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 23rd May 2020 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest “A Garda family liaison officer has been appointed in the case. The investigation is ongoing.”Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Athy Station on 059-8634210 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.SEE ALSO – 13 more Coronavirus deaths and 76 new cases as 2 metre social distance rule set to stay Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest Previous articleMoment in Time: New dawn for Timahoe NS in 2008Next articleWho fears to speak of ’86? The unforgettable Battle of Aughrim LaoisToday Reporter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival “The driver of the car, a man in his 70s, was also taken for medical treatment. He was the sole occupant of the car.A full examination of the crash site and car was carried out by Garda Forensic Collison Investigators and PSV officers.“The Coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination will be arranged. Electric Picnic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSAthyGardai Electric Picnic Facebook News Gardai appealing for witnesses following fatal accident in Athylast_img read more

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Two new therapies to be tested in ground-breaking COVID-19 clinical trial

first_imgTwo new therapies to be tested in ground-breaking COVID-19 clinical trial Two new therapies are to be studied in patients as part of the ground-breaking AGILE clinical trial platform, with the hope of finding treatments for people with COVID-19.The trial is being funded by over £3m of investment from GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology who have joined forces with researchers from the Universities of Liverpool and Southampton who are leading early phase trials to test new treatments for COVID-19.The two monoclonal antibody therapies, VIR-7831 and VIR-7832, will be given to patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have mild or moderate symptoms. Pre-clinical studies of these antibody therapies have already demonstrated promising results in combatting coronavirus infections. While VIR-7831 is currently being evaluated in two Phase 3 clinical trials, the AGILE study marks the first in-human trial of VIR-7832.This is the second therapeutic trial within the UK government supported AGILE drug testing platform. This ground-breaking collaboration between the University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, NIHR Liverpool and Broadgreen Clinical Research Facility based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the NIHR Southampton Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Southampton, Lancaster University and the UK Clinical Research Facility Network aims to rapidly identify therapies that have the potential to be used to treat COVID-19 patients and bring them into early phase clinical trials.Professor Saye Khoo from University of Liverpool is Chief Investigator for the trial. He said: “A number of monoclonal antibodies are being studied for treatment of COVID-19, each different in its own way. The potential for VIR-7832 to not only bind SARS CoV-2, but also to stimulate the immune system is a unique feature, and we are very keen to study whether this confers any additional treatment benefit’.”Dr Richard Fitzgerald, Director of the NIHR Liverpool and Broadgreen Clinical Research Facility, said: “We are really pleased to be able to take this trial forward in our Clinical Research Facility, an MRHA accredited unit with a vast experience of conducting first-in-human trials, and we are looking forward to expanding this trial into other CRF sites across the UK in the coming months with support from the MRC.”Professor Gareth Griffiths, Director of the NIHR Southampton Clinical Trials Unit, said: “We are incredibly excited to be adding these two new drugs into the AGILE trial platform. The COVID-19 vaccination programme has given everyone hope that we will bring this virus under control, but it will take time. We therefore need to continue to find safe and effective treatments for people who will unfortunately get COVID-19 and the AGILE platform is a major part of this.”The AGILE trial platform was launched in July 2020, and the first treatment in the drug testing platform entered into patient trials in Liverpool in September. /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:antibodies, biotechnology, clinical trials, coronavirus, covid-19, Government, Investment, Lancaster, liverpool, medicine, Professor, UK, university, University of Liverpool, University of Southampton, vaccinationlast_img read more

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Microalgae biofuels: Changing carbohydrates into lipids

first_imgMicroalgae biofuels: Changing carbohydrates into lipids A cross-institutional collaboration has developed a technique to repartition carbon resources from carbohydrates to lipids in microalgae. It is hoped that this method can be applied to biofuel production. This discovery was the result of a collaboration between a research group at Kobe University’s Engineering Biology Research Center consisting of Project Assistant Professor KATO Yuichi and Professor HASUNUMA Tomohisa et al., and Senior Researcher SATOH Katsuya et al. at the Takasaki Advanced Radiation Research Institute of the Quantum Beam Science Research Directorate (National institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology).These research results were published on April 9, 2021 in the international academic journal Communications Biology.Main pointsMicroalgae are highly capable of producing lipids by fixing atmospheric CO2 via photosynthesis, making them promising candidates for biofuel production.In light/dark conditions (i.e. day and night), the majority of microalgae’s carbon resources obtained from CO2 are accumulated as carbohydrates (starch). This makes it difficult to get microalgae to produce lipids.The researchers used ion beam mutagenesis to develop a strain of microalgae that can produce large amounts of lipids even under light/dark conditions.In this microalgae mutant, the starch debranching enzyme gene was disrupted, causing it to produce phytoglycogen, which is easily broken down. The carbon resources were then repartitioned from carbohydrate production to lipid production.Research BackgroundBiofuels are renewable resources that have received much attention in the move towards creating more sustainable societies. Microalgae are photosynthetic organisms that are highly capable of producing lipids from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, making them promising candidates for biofuel production. However, a Kobe University research group consisting of Project Assistant Professor Kato Yuichi and Professor Hasunuma Tomohisa et al. discovered that the majority of carbon resources were diverted to starch production instead of lipid production under light/dark conditions (i.e. day and night). This is a problem when cultivating microalgae species outside.Research MethodologyFor this research study, Project Assistant Professor Kato and Professor Hasunuma’s Kobe University research group collaborated with Senior Researcher Satoh et al. at the National institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST). The researchers used the ion beam at QST’s Takasaki Advanced Radiation Research Institute to induce mutation in the microalgae. This enabled them to cultivate a new mutant strain called Chlamydomonas sp. KOR1 (*1), which can produce large quantities of lipids even in light/dark conditions.The researchers discovered that this KOR1 strain has disruptions in the starch debranching enzyme (*2) gene ISA1, causing it to produce a different carbohydrate: phytoglycogen (*3) instead of starch (Figure 1).Figure 1: Electron microscope image of lipid production in the microalgae Chlamydomonas sp.Normally, microalgae synthesize and accumulate carbohydrates (starch) during light periods and break them down when it is dark. However, many carbohydrates accumulate that cannot be completely broken down. Contrary to this, the carbohydrate synthesized by KOR1 (phytoglycogen) was completely broken down during the dark period. The results of the KOR1 metabolome analysis (*4) revealed a total increase in intermediate metabolites in both the starch and lipid synthesis pathways (intermediate metabolites included fructose-6-phosphate, glucose-6-phosphate, acetyl-CoA and glycerol 3-phosphate). From this analysis, the researchers illuminated the metabolic mechanism underlying the increased lipid production that resulted from ISA1 gene disruption. In the KOR1 strain, the carbohydrate (phytoglycogen) was quickly broken down and intermediate metabolites subsequently induced the carbon resource to be repartitioned to lipid production (Figure 2).Figure 2: Lipid production model created by disrupting the starch debranching enzyme in microalgae.Further DevelopmentsIn order to produce biofuels using microalgae, it is necessary to cultivate these organisms outside in the sunlight. However, there is an unavoidable decrease in lipid production under these light/dark conditions. The technique of ‘repartitioning carbon resources by disrupting the starch debranching enzyme gene’ developed through this research is one answer to this problem. It is hoped that this new method can contribute towards the large-scale implementation of biofuel production using microalgae.Glossary※1 Chlamydomonas sp. KOR1Using the microalgae Chlamydomonas sp. JSC4 (isolated from brackish waters in Taiwan) as the parental strain, KOR1 is a mutant obtained via ion beam mutagenesis (*5). It can be cultivated in either freshwater or saltwater. With its ability to break down carbohydrates and convert them into lipids, it has both a high proliferation rate and a high lipid accumulation rate, demonstrating highly efficient lipid production.※2 Starch debranching enzymeProtein that slices through starch’s branch structure. It not only breaks down starch but also creates appropriate structures for synthesis.※3 PhytoglycogenPhytoglycogen has a highly branched structure compared to starch. It is also highly soluble in water, which means that it is easily broken down and is easy for intercellular enzymes to use.※4 Metabolome analysisA method of comprehensively analyzing ionic small molecules in a sample using CE-TOFMS (Capillary electrophoresis-time of flight mass spectrometry) apparatus.※5 Ion beam mutagenesisThis involves hitting cells in a plant or microorganism with the accelerated ion molecules of various atoms (such as carbon) at tenths of the speed of light using a particle accelerator. This irradiation technique alters DNA, thus making it possible to create a breed with useful characteristics.AcknowledgementsThis research received financial support from the following:The Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies (ImPACT) program (of the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan).The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)’s Adaptable and Seamless Technology transfer Program (A-STEP).Journal InformationTitle“Enhancing carbohydrate repartitioning into lipid and carotenoid by disruption of microalgae starch debranching enzyme“DOI:10.1038/s42003-021-01976-8AuthorsYuichi Kato, Tomoki Oyama, Kentaro Inokuma, Christopher J. Vavricka, Mami Matsuda, Ryota Hidese, Katsuya Satoh, Yutaka Oono, Jo-Shu Chang, Tomohisa Hasunuma*, and Akihiko Kondo* Corresponding authorJournal Communications Biology /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:accelerator, atmosphere, carbon dioxide, communications, DNA, Engineering, Government, Japan, Kobe University, microalgae, production, Radiation, renewable, sustainable, technology, universitylast_img read more

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Vancouver fire marshal issues recreational burn ban

first_img 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Name*Email*Website guestLabel Name*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). Vancouver fire marshal issues recreational burn banPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, June 10, 2021in: Newsshare 0 guestLabel The burning ban is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needsVANCOUVER — Due to extremely dry conditions, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli has issued a total ban on recreational burning, effective at 12:01 a.m. Fri., June 11 for the city of Vancouver.Due to extremely dry conditions, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli has issued a total ban on recreational burning, effective at 12:01 a.m. Fri., June 11 for the city of Vancouver. File photoDue to extremely dry conditions, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli has issued a total ban on recreational burning, effective at 12:01 a.m. Fri., June 11 for the city of Vancouver. File photoThe burning ban is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needs. It will likely remain in effect throughout the summer months or until weather and fire danger conditions greatly improve. Citations may be issued to those who violate the order. An update will be provided when the recreational burn ban is lifted.These types of fires are prohibited during the ban:Recreational fires and bonfiresCampfiresFires in outdoor fireplaces, fire pits and chimney-type devicesCooking outdoors in propane or charcoal barbecues approved for that type of use is still allowed during the burning ban. Cooking and heating fires in unmanaged situations, such as homeless camps, are illegal under city ordinance and will be extinguished.“The risk for fire is extremely high and state officials have said that this year’s wildfire season has the potential to be record-breaking,” said Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli. “It is vital that everyone be extra vigilant about fire safety during this time. In addition to not using any recreational fires, we also ask that smokers never put out their cigarettes in bark mulch or planters or toss lit cigarettes out car windows.”While the recreational burn ban is in place, all fires will be illegal within the city limits. Community members are encouraged to call 9-1-1 and report any fire-related activity so it can be promptly extinguished by the fire department.Those who violate the recreational burn ban may be subject to a fire code citation and a $500 fine, which may include criminal penalties.Learn more about fire and life safety prevention at www.vanfire.org.Information provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:burning banCity of VancouverClark Countyfire dangerFire Marshal Heidi Scarpellifire safetyLatestsafety needsVancouverweather conditionsshare 0 Previous : Military Banner Program comes to Battle Ground’s Main Street Next : Progress report on development of new Transportation System Plan to be presented at June 14 Vancouver City Council workshopAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Jamaicans Must Unite – Governor General

first_imgRelatedJamaicans Must Unite – Governor General Jamaicans Must Unite – Governor General Governor GeneralOctober 12, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has added to the call for Jamaicans to unite and pool their talents and resources for the country’s welfare.He made the appeal in a message read by Custos of St. James, Hon. Ewen Corrodus at the National Heritage Week thanksgiving service held yesterday (October 10) at the New Testament Church of God in Montego Bay.“We are getting closer to our 50th year of becoming a sovereign independent state. It is important that as Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora, we consolidate our efforts, our talents and our resources, so that together we can achieve the dreams and visions of our heroes,” the Governor-General stated.Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding (2nd right), shares warm greetings with Bishop Rudolph Daley (2nd left), Chairman of the Committee for the Promotion of National Religious Services. Occasion was the National Heritage Week thanksgiving service held yesterday (Oct. 10) at the New Testament Church of God located on Water Lane, Montego Bay.He noted that the journey of nationhood has many challenges, but despite the setbacks and events that sometimes cause despair, “we must believe in our people, our land and our heritage and, encouraged by the knowledge of the strength and courage of our heroes, ensure that Jamaica becomes a peaceful, productive and prosperous nation.”“I encourage all Jamaicans to get into action now for the sake of our nation. Believe in yourselves and in each other so that together we can make Jamaica a habitable place,” His Excellency urged.Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, Minister Grange, in her contribution, said that Jamaicans are “products of a mighty heritage” and a legacy of struggle for freedom and justice.“Our ancestors made the ultimate sacrifice so we can be here today in the house of God singing songs of thanksgiving. Through them, we are able to see our children grow to choose their own form of livelihood and make decisions for their own present and future,” she said.She encouraged Jamaicans to seek to make a difference by extending a hand to the less fortunate. “We can adopt a school, a child, a hospital ward, a street person, a neighbour’s child. We can engage conversation with a youth on the corner, rather than pass by on the other side. We can extend our hand rather than our voices in criticism. Let us ask God to teach us true respect for all and to help us to stand up for justice, brotherhood and peace and play our part in advancing the welfare of Jamaica and the whole human race,” Minister Grange urged.The ‘Singing Jewels,’ winners of the 2010 National Children’s Gospel Song Competition, perform the song ‘I Believe in You’ at the National Heritage Week thanksgiving service held on Sunday (Oct.10) at the New Testament Church of God, Water Lane, Montego Bay.Pastor of the Church of God Jamaica, Rev. Milton Davidson, who delivered the sermon, said he believes in Jamaica.“I believe in Jamaica and I don’t believe that we have to reach a state of desolation. We must admit that we need guidance, we need God. We have what it takes to make it. If half the minds that are used in ingenious ways to practice evil are turned to correct and to make good, we would be ahead in the world today,” Rev. Davidson asserted.Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, read the first lesson, which came from Psalm 34: 1- 8.Others in attendance were Minister of Water and Housing and Member of Parliament for North West St. James, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang; and Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, Derrick Kellier, who represented the Leader of the Opposition, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller.National Heritage Week is being observed from October 11 to 15 under the theme: ‘I believe in Jamaica . our people, our land, our heritage’. RelatedJamaicans Must Unite – Governor Generalcenter_img RelatedJamaicans Must Unite – Governor General Advertisementslast_img read more

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Police Ombudsman informed after taser used in Derry arrest

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDerg Line works were authorised – CouncilNext articleThree teenagers arrested following antisocial behavior in Galliagh area of Derry News Highland Twittercenter_img Google+ Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Facebook It’s reported that police in Derry have used a Taser to restrain a man at residential premises in the Spencer Road area of the city.BBC Radio Foyle is reporting that the incident happened in the early hours of this morning.A 30-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in police custody. The Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland has been informed. Police Ombudsman informed after taser used in Derry arrest WhatsApp By News Highland – March 16, 2015 WhatsApp LUH still not ready to restore IT systemslast_img read more

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