London mayor Sadiq Khan has no plans to follow in Paris’ footsteps and trial free public transport days to curb air pollution

whatsapp London mayor Sadiq Khan has no plans to follow in Paris’ footsteps and trial free public transport days to curb air pollution “TfL modellers estimate that one day’s free travel would cost up to £12m in lost revenue,” Khan told Green Party London Assembly member Caroline Russell, in response to her question about whether the mayor had looked into the cost of free public transport on days when air pollution was particularly high.Khan has laid out a range of other measures to tackle the issue, including bringing in an emission surcharge and introducing an ultra-low emission zone in 2019.TfL has also committed to converting 4,000 buses to the latest Euro VI emissions standard by 2020 to reduce emissions and brought in licencing requirements for private hire vehicles and taxis to update the fleets to zero emission capable vehicles.Read more: Sadiq Khan issues “very high” air pollution alert in LondonEarlier this month, the mayor launched the capital’s first low emission bus zone in one of the most polluted areas of London: Putney High Street. The zone will now be serviced by cleaner buses in a drive to slash nitrogen oxide emissions. 11 other zones will be brought in by 2020.”These initiatives all directly affect air quality and will halve NOx emissions from road transport in central London by 2020, and reduce them by 40 per cent in inner London and 30 per cent in outer London,” Khan said. “I believe this is the right way to drive pollution down and make London a better place to live and work.” Rebecca Smith Friday 17 March 2017 12:36 pm Read more: Here’s the biggest reason Londoners would mull a move out of the capitalAt the time, the Airparif agency said the French capital was suffering its worst and most prolonged winter pollution in at least 10 years, so Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo took the action. Vehicles with odd-numbered and even-numbered registration plates were also banned from the roads on alternate days.Air pollution has also been a significant problem for London. A recent report by the mayor showed every London borough recording illegally high levels of air pollution in the past two years.Five days into the year, London had already broken air pollution limits set for the whole of 2017.And while Khan said improving the capital’s air quality is “one of my highest priorities as mayor”, he has said there are “no plans to introduce free travel days”. Share whatsapp London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he has “no plans” to trial free public transport days in a bid to cut air pollution, saying the move would cost Transport for London (TfL) £12m in lost revenue.Over in Paris, authorities announced a few days in December where people could use public transport for free after a spike in air pollution. read more

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Rise in customers with multiple current accounts as fintech boom hits high street banks

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Former Alaska state workers sue, saying they were unconstitutionally fired

first_imgPolitics | Southcentral | Southeast | State GovernmentFormer Alaska state workers sue, saying they were unconstitutionally firedJanuary 10, 2019 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Former Assistant Attorney General Libby Bakalar speaking at a press conference on Thursday. Bakalar is one of three plaintiffs in lawsuits filed by the ACLU of Alaska against the Dunleavy administration, claiming that she was illegally terminated by the governor. Former Alaska Psychiatric Institute staff psychiatrist Dr. John Bellville (right) is another plaintiff. (Photo by Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)A lawyer and two doctors are suing the state, saying Gov. Mike Dunleavy fired them for unconstitutional reasons. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska filed the lawsuits Thursday.The two lawsuits say the workers lost their jobs over constitutionally-protected speech.John Bellville and Anthony Blanford filed one of the lawsuits. They’re doctors who worked at Alaska Psychiatric Institute. But then Dunleavy’s chief of staff Tuckerman Babcock asked for resignation letters from them and more than 800 other at-will state workers. Bellville described how he handled it.“When I received the request for resignation, I actually put it in the trash as I thought it was a mistake,” he said. “I’m a doctor, not a politician. My job was not political. It was about caring for patients, so I didn’t think anything would come of it.”Administration officials said they wouldn’t accept every resignation letter, if employees made it clear they were committed to Dunleavy’s agenda. But Bellville and Blanford both lost their jobs when they refused to submit the letters. Bellville explained why.“As a doctor, I can’t ethically put Tuckerman Babcock’s political views ahead of my patients,” he said. “Because I can’t. I won’t pledge to it. I wouldn’t pledge to it, and I was fired for that.”The lawsuits name Dunleavy, Babcock and the state as defendants. The Alaska Department of Law isn’t commenting on the lawsuits.The other lawsuit filed in Anchorage Superior Court was from Libby Bakalar, a former assistant attorney general who handled some of the state’s more complex legal cases. She received promotions and positive evaluations from her supervisors. She lost her job within minutes of Dunleavy becoming governor. And she said the only reason is that she has publicly expressed her political views.“As state employees, and especially as attorneys, our ethical duty is first and foremost to the Constitution, not to a political agenda,” she said. “But the Constitution protects us as well, and that is why I am bringing this litigation.”Bakalar maintains a blog, One Hot Mess Alaska, that includes frank discussions of her personal life, posts intended to be humorous, and criticism of President Donald Trump. But she noted that she has successfully advocated for state positions that differ from her private political views.“And I am not here for myself alone,” she said. “I’m here to vindicate the rights of all nonpolitical state employees to speak their minds in their own voices in their personal capacities — to not live in fear that expressing themselves in their voices on social media or attending a political rally on their own time will cost them their job.”Bakalar’s lawsuit notes that after receiving a complaint, the state hired an outside lawyer to investigate whether Bakalar’s blog violated ethical standards. The lawyer concluded that it didn’t.The lawsuit also noted a second assistant attorney general, Ruth Botstein, also lost her job. Botstein successfully represented the state before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case to increase access to federal lands in Alaska. The lawsuit said Botstein received an offer to reinstate her in her job after an Alaska’s Energy Desk report on her situation. Botstein said the discussion she had with the state didn’t amount to an offer to reinstate her. She no longer works for the state.Bakalar, Bellville and Blanford are at-will employees who don’t have the same legal protections as unionized state workers. But ACLU of Alaska Executive Director Joshua Decker said they are not political appointees, since they didn’t make policy and were appointed for their education and expertise. And he said they are protected by the federal and state constitutions from being fired for expressing or refusing to express political views.“One of the amazing things about the United States is that the government works for us, and that when one goes to serve the public and work for the government, we don’t check our free speech rights at the door,” Decker said.Decker said that Babcock’s resignation request amounted to requiring a pledge of loyalty to Dunleavy. He cited Babcock’s statement to the Anchorage Daily News that workers submitting resignations would send the message they want to work on the administration’s agenda.Babcock was the chairman of the Alaska Republican Party immediately before Dunleavy named him as his chief of staff.“Alaskans do not want their doctor, their pharmacist, their Veterans Affairs worker putting a partisan agenda ahead of them,” Decker said. “Party bosses making political allegiance a de facto requirement for government service is the root of a corrupt spoils system America has worked to eradicate for over a century. We cannot let Mr. Babcock and Gov. Dunleavy bring it back.”It’s not yet clear how many of the at-will workers had their resignations accepted or otherwise lost their jobs since Dunleavy became governor.Alaska Public Media’s Wesley Early contributed to this report.Share this story:last_img read more

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The 6 Best Things to Do This Week in L.A.

first_imgThings to DoThe 6 Best Things to Do This Week in L.A.Horror, space rock, and all the pieBy Brittany Martin – October 15, 2018824ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThis fall is filled with fantastic things to do around L.A. There’s music, theater, film screenings, and more to enjoy every day, which can get a little overwhelming. That’s why, each week, we pick some of the best for your entertainment enjoyment.Nightmare on Elm Street at ArcLight HollywoodMonday, October 15https://www.instagram.com/p/Bofb8G-FjsI/Iconic horror movie Nightmare on Elm Street comes out of the archive for a single showing at the ArcLight Hollywood this evening, just in time to get you ready for Halloween. It’s one of a number of horror and thriller film showings going on around town this month.Spiritualized at Orpheum TheaterTuesday, October 16https://www.instagram.com/p/BoMlrn9Bd2V/A few tickets remain for this concert by spacey, dreamy British outfit Spiritualized. While any show by the group is a lovely experience, but this tour has some special significance for fans. The band’s central creative force, Jason Pierce, has let slip that, after nearly 30 years, the most recent Spiritualized album may be the last.Pie Night at 189 by Dominique AnselWednesday, October 17https://www.instagram.com/p/Bofo1CYhKJV/Welcome to real pie lovers hours. A $55 ticket grants you unlimited access to all the pie you can eat in 90 minutes (either 5:30 to 7 or 7:30 to 9) plus ice cream, bourbon apple cider, and more. Pastry wizard Dominique Ansel will be baking up ten different varieties, from sweet blackberry-plum-almond to savory slow-braised lamb shepherd’s pie.Tayla Made Pop-Up Experience by Tayla ParxThursday, October 18https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo0AcaAAVarHit-making songwriter turned buzzy solo artist Tayla Parx celebrates her most recent release with this free pop-up experience. The interactive, colorful environment of vintage trailers will be photo op ready, attendees can be the first to catch new music and videos, and the event will feature quirky takes on your favorite comfort foods and cocktails.Triforium FridaysFriday, October 19https://www.instagram.com/p/BT413g3j_T-/The Triforium is a curious, six-story tall sculpture in DTLA that, when it was built in 1974, was intended to function as a giant instrument of light and sound. It fell out of use years ago and has sat largely dark and silent. It comes back to life this fall with a series of free “polyphonoptic parties.” This week’s event features Reggie Watts, Jherek Bischoff, dublab DJs, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, and even a “scent activation” by the Institute of Art and Olfaction.Across the Great Divide: A Benefit ConcertFriday, October 19https://www.instagram.com/p/Boo-GLngFgg/Americana music fans will get to see an array of beloved artists in one place at this special concert featuring John Prine, Bob Weir, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womak, and a number of other guests and surprises. The event raises funds for the Americana Music Association and Blues Foundation.RELATED: The 13 Best Things to Do in L.A. in OctoberStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSDominique AnselTriforiumMusicPrevious articleWhat Makes Some of L.A.’s Best Al Pastor Tacos So Good?Next articleA Sneak Peek at Some of the Delicious Things to Eat at the Food Event 2018Brittany Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORSong Catalogs Are Selling for Big Bucks, but Will the Trend End on a Bum Note?Coachella Sets a Date for Its 2022 Comeback18-Year-Old Singer-Songwriter Ai Bendr Just Wants to Be Honestlast_img read more

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Laois Chamber CEO asks government for extension to wage subsidy scheme

first_img WhatsApp Laois Chamber CEO asks government for extension to wage subsidy scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp Pinterest Electric Picnic Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role By Alan Hartnett – 11th August 2020 Facebook Pinterest Electric Picnic Martin Crowley and Bernie Everard from Laois Chamber with Minister for State at the Department of Finance Sean Fleming TD at the The Portlaoise Plaza jobs announcement in July of last year. Picture: Alf Harvey. Laois Chamber of Commerce CEO Bernie Everard has called on the government to extend the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme in Laois, Kildare and Offaly for a further three months.Speaking to Midlands 103’s Will O’Callaghan this morning, Ms Everard revealed details of a call she was on with Tanaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister of State Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment with responsibility for Trade Promotion – Robert Troy.She said that both men were sympathetic to the situation that the people of Laois, Kildare and Offaly now found themselves in.The current wage subsidy scheme is set to come to an end at the end of this month but Ms Everard has requested an extension and also a compensation package for hospitality companies who lost money as a result of the re-imposition of restrictions.She said: “We requested that they extend the temporary wage subsidy scheme beyond the end of August for three months for the three counties.“We also requested compensation for the hospitality sector to cover the cost of the stock that they had purchased for the weekend before the restrictions were announced. And also for the next two weeks.”Ms Everard also said that she highlighted the fact that Laois has far lower cases than Kildare and Offaly and, should that continue, asked for the county to be permitted to exit the lockdown earlier.She said: “Laois really has much lower numbers than the other two counties and we don’t have a meat factory.“So I did request that if the numbers stay low, that Laois may be permitted to leave the restrictions earlier.“This was noted but they didn’t get any commitment. But we will see how the numbers pan out during the week.“We fully understand the numbers and the science behind the decision. But at the same time, if the numbers remain low for the next few weeks, maybe Laois could be revisited.”SEE ALSO – Dr Glynn says it’s ‘too early’ to determine if Laois lockdown restrictions can be lifted News Facebook Previous articletest notification 4Next articleWell-wishes expressed for Laois Councillor following sudden illness Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Home News Laois Chamber CEO asks government for extension to wage subsidy scheme News TAGSBernie EverardCoronavirus Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

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Deaths in Laois – Thursday, January 7, 2021

first_img TAGSDeaths in Laois Pinterest Facebook Electric Picnic Electric Picnic WhatsApp Electric Picnic Previous articleSadness in Courtwood and Belgrove communities at death of Clare DunneNext articleLocal senator throws his support behind quest for new building for Laois secondary school LaoisToday Reporter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Michael (Mick) DuffMountrath, Laois / Drimnagh, DublinDuff, Michael (Mick) (Drimnagh, Dublin 12, late of Coolnacarte, Mountrath, Co. Laois and formerly of Esso Ireland), January 5th, 2020 suddenly at St. James’ Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Rita and loving father of Fintan, Marian, Yvonne, Michael, Edel and special son Ken. Sadly missed by his heartbroken family, 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, brother, sisters, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, great neighbours and friends.Rest in Peace.Funeral Arrangements LaterPaddy DunneColliers Lane, Portlaoise, LaoisDied January 5th 2021 in the loving care of the staff at Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Predeceased by his dear wife Angela, brother Sean, sisters Molly, Bridie, Kitty, and Peg. Deeply regretted by his son John, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and his many friends.Rest In Peace.Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon in SS. Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise and will be streamed live on portlaoiseparish.ie. Burial afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.Due to Covid restrictions Paddy’s Funeral will be private. Sympathisers are welcome in the church & cement grounds and along the route to the cemetery.Liam CarrollThe Buildings, Courtwood, Ballybrittas, LaoisLiam passed away suddenly but peacefully in his 92nd year at his residence in the company of his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife Theresa and children Alice, Bill, John Bosco, Pat, David, Oonagh and Philip, his 16 grandchildren, daughters in law, son in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a private family funeral will take place. Removal from his residence on Friday morning at 11.20 to arrive at the Sacred Heart church Rath for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment to follow in the new cemetery Emo. Liams Requiem Mass will be lived streamed.Sympathisers are welcome to stand along the route to the church and in the precincts of the cemetery grounds. Social distancing to be observed at all times please. The Carroll family would like to thank you for your co-operation, understanding and support during this sensitive and difficult time.Padraig O’MearaKnockalton, Nenagh, Tipperary/Kildare/LaoisThe death has occurred of Pádraig O’Meara, Knockalton, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary (January 5th 2021) peacefully, in the tender care of the staff of Nenagh Manor Nursing Home, in his 76thyear. Predeceased by his parents Pádraig and Kathleen (Tyone, Nenagh) and beloved sister Máire. Dearly loved brother of Philomena, Treasa (Brennan), Martin and Ciarán (Portlaoise). Lovingly remembered by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and friends.Due to current guidelines regarding Covid-19 a family funeral will take place. arriving at St. Mary’s of the Rosary Church, Nenagh on Thursday, 7th of January, for Requiem Mass at 1 o’c. Followed by Burial afterwards in Lisboney New Cemetery.Those who would like to have attended the Mass but cannot may view it on the church livestream at www.nenaghparish.ie or on radio 106.2fm.Terence (Terry) MorrisBorohan, Errill, LaoisTerence (Terry) Morris, Borohan, Errill, Co. Laois. January 3rd 2021. Peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Predeceased by his longtime friend Michael. Sadly mourned by all his friends, his care team, Gordana, Fenagh and Jackie, Howard and staff at Flynn’s Medical Hall, Dr. Maeve Carroll, Borris in Ossory and all who knew Terry.As per the COVID-19 Directive a private funeral has been arranged, due to the increased risk of infection you are asked not to congregate at the Church yard or at the cemetery in the interest of public safety and in compliance with the current guidelines.Patricia (Pat) Mulville (née Culliton)Dundrum, Dublin/Clonaslee, LaoisMULVILLE (née Culliton), Patricia (Pat) (Dundrum and formerly of Rearymore, Clonaslee, Co. Laois) 2nd January 2021 (peacefully), surrounded by her loving family, while in the tender care of the staff at the Four Ferns Nursing Home.Predeceased by her loving husband Peter. Sadly missed and deeply regretted by her sons Paul, Philip, David and Brian, daughters-in-law Joanne, Mary, Eliz and Olga, cherished grandchildren Cian, Emma, Niamh, Aoife, Peter, Louis, Patrick, Katherine, Harry, Luke and Scott, sister Siobhan, sister-in-law Monica, many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.Due to current restrictions a private Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday (January 6 2021) at 9:30am. Those who would have liked to attend but cannot may view the Mass at this link https://www.dundrumparish.com/webcam/.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Deaths in Laois – Thursday, January 7, 2021 Twitter Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Thursday, January 7, 2021 Deaths Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival By LaoisToday Reporter – 7th January 2021 Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more

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CU-Boulder Chancellor Will Correct Female Professors' Salary Inequities

first_img Published: March 2, 2000 Chancellor Richard L. Byyny has made a commitment to correct gender inequities in salaries among University of Colorado at Boulder faculty within three years. Each year since he assumed the responsibilities of Chancellor, Byyny has requested an analysis of salaries by gender, rank and discipline. The most recent salary analysis showed that white female faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder earn an average of $1,123 less than their white male colleagues, Byyny said. “This is the only group that is not only behind in terms of salary, but actually losing ground,” he said. “Minority male and minority female professors’ salaries are not lagging, and, in fact, are somewhat higher than white males’ salaries in many cases.” He said white female salaries were 2 percent lower than white male salaries. A total of 945 Boulder campus salaries were analyzed. The data was corrected to reflect differences among departments; business and law salaries, for example, are higher than those in the humanities and social sciences. The data showed white female assistant professors earn an average of $815 less than their counterparts; white female associate professors, $691 less; and white female full professors, $2,280 less. Professors hired recently tend to receive salaries comparable to men due to the competition among institutions of higher education for faculty. CU has been very fortunate in being able to retain its superb faculty, who are second in the nation in their ability to compete for research funding, Byyny said. “When we do experience brain drain, it is usually to institutions we admire, the Princetons and Harvards,” he said. The correction will be a part of the salary-setting process over the next three years. The Chancellor said that it was among his top priorities to ensure equitable salaries for women at CU-Boulder. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Liberty Versus Security To Be Debated At CU-Boulder Philosophy Camp For Teens

first_imgNote to Editors: Students will debate Friday, July 19, at 1 p.m. in room E155 of the Bruce Curtis Museum Collections Building, located near the intersection of Broadway and College Avenue on the CU-Boulder campus. High school students have converged this week at the University of Colorado at Boulder for a summer philosophy camp that examines the balance between personal freedom and state security. The Summer Philosophy Institute of Colorado, an outreach program of the CU-Boulder philosophy department, is hosting its seventh annual camp July 14-20. Classic and contemporary philosophical problems will be read and discussed by 15- to 17-year-old students from all over Colorado.The week will culminate in a Lincoln-vs.-Douglas-style debate on the priority of individual liberty or security within society on Friday, July 19, at 1 p.m. in room E155 of the Bruce Curtis Museum Collections Building on the CU-Boulder campus. “This is a very topical problem, especially since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks,” said Ryan Mott, a philosophy master’s degree candidate and co-director of the camp.The program’s goal is to bring philosophy to otherwise underrepresented groups in the CU-Boulder community, Director Sheralee Brindell said.”The idea is to bring critical thinking and philosophy skills to high school students,” Brindell said. “We’re particularly interested in exposing philosophy to kids from smaller communities in areas like the Western Slope, the eastern plains or the mountains.”Other sessions at this year’s camp, led by CU-Boulder philosophy professors and graduate students, include “The Problem of Evil,” “Punishment and Retributivism,” “Free Will vs. Determinism,” “Global Ethics,” and “Feminist Issues.” “It’s not your typical curriculum for high school students,” Mott said.Organizers were pleased to note the equal ratio of girls to boys at this year’s camp. “Philosophy is a field that is often considered to be male dominated,” Mott said. “The program has pretty much had a 50-50 split of male and female students in the past, too.” The students attend two or three class and debate sessions per day during the week. In the evenings, they will watch movies and will see a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival on the CU-Boulder campus.”I’m truly amazed by the group of kids who come to this camp,” Brindell said. “These are kids who are choosing to sit through six hours of philosophy discussion every day for a week of their summer vacation.” For more information visit the program Web site at http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/outreach_spico.html Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: July 14, 2002 last_img read more

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Regenerative Aesthetic Medicine Training Institute opens in Delhi

first_img Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article Regenerative Aesthetic Medicine Training Institute opens in Delhi News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care appcenter_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on January 31, 2018 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Offers hands-on training and courses in metabolic nutrition, anti-ageing and aesthetics and cosmetic gynaecology for scientists, doctors, dermatologists and nutritionistsDr Prabhu MishraInstitute for Regenerative Aesthetic Medicine has recently opened in Delhi. It provides researchers, scientists, doctors, dermats and nutritionists an opportunity to hone their skills in regenerative aesthetic medicine through hands-on training and certificates courses.Clients can also undergo regenerative aesthetic procedures for G-spot augmentation, urinary stress incontinence, botox filler peels, keto diet, laser and RF, adipose tissue processing, PRP in infertility, cosmetic gynaecology, PRP liposuction and body countering at the institute.In regenerative aesthetic therapy, stem cells derived from the patient’s, own blood, bone marrow or adipose tissue is administered to rejuvenate body tissues/ cells.The institute will offer training module on metabolic nutrition functional and integrative medicine; anti-ageing and aesthetics, stem cell and regenerative medicine and non-invasive cosmetic gynaecology. The courses have been developed by scientists and clinicians with the aim of advancing research and therapeutics in regenerative aesthetic medicine. There are different courses available and duration varies from two days to six months and the cost from Rs 25,000 – Rs 3,50,000. The institute also has provision for short and long term internships.Talking of the initiative, Dr Prabhu Mishra, stem cell expert and founder of the Cosmostem Institute said, “Regenerative aesthetic medicine is new field which is expanding the frontiers treatment for all kinds of metabolic, autoimmune and lifestyle and aesthetic disorders. We are scientists helping scientists and doctors. Our interactive technical training is up to date with the latest tools and protocols. Our vision is to create a better and healthy world with cellular therapies and regenerative medicines. We aim at leveraging the benefits of cell therapy for good health and anti-aging benefits.” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

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Letter To The Editor – Water rates increasing

first_imgHomeOpinionColumnsLetter To The Editor – Water rates increasing Jan. 25, 2020 at 6:00 amColumnsFeaturedletterNewsLetter To The Editor – Water rates increasingGuest Author1 year agoLetter to the Editor Columnsmdpwater rates Dear Editor:The city is proposing water and wastewater water (sewer) rates increases. It is complicated for many to understand.While it seems laudable that we achieve water sustainability by digging more wells so we use less water that is now obtained from the MWD (Metropolitan water district) and costs more. The city’s goals note this should be accomplished by 2023 with these proposed increases.In 2015 when the last drought was affecting all of California, the city proposed raising water rates with this same goal of being free of importing MWD water by 2020.We have not even decreased the amount we get in that period but rather increased it! In 2015/2016 the city purchased 24% of our water from MWD. In 2017/2018 the city purchased 35% of our water from MWD. No recent amounts are noted in the report the city used to determine the increases proposed.The proposed water rate increase is 20% in year 1, 18% in year 2 and 14% per year after that. Editor’s Note: The combined increase over five years is 109 percent.The proposed wastewater water rates increase 10% for the first 4 years then 3% for the last year for a cumulative increase of 48%.However that is not all that will increase. Two new fixed rate charges will be added.A fixed water rate charge and a fixed wastewater service charge.These charges will also go up with the proposed % raise of each service.Then these increased charges will be totaled and subjected to a 10% UUT or utility user tax.Tier levels will be lowered for amounts of water consumed to encourage use of only 55 gallons per person per day.Presently my husband and I achieve this goal. We have diligently conserved water since the drought in late 80’s. However when I compared a current bill and did the math my bill will go up over $30 or over a 100% on these two services in the first year. It will be up or $70 or 226% in 5 years.Protests can be made by a property owner or customer on record. Condo owners in a master metered building should use their address and APN number.There are two forms, one for each service. These forms must be mailed to the city’s clerk office by Tuesday Jan 28 or delivered in person that day by the time the public hearing occurs that night at city council.It must include service address or addresses of the property. An APN or assessors parcel number can also be used. The name of owner or customer must be printed and a signature and date as well.These forms are available online:https://www.santamonica.gov/Media/Default/Public%20Works/Santa%20Monica%20Protest%20Form%20Water-1.pdfhttps://www.santamonica.gov/Media/Default/Public%20Works/Santa%20Monica%20Protest%20Form%20Wastewater.pdfIf the city truly wishes to be sustainable they must stop accepting new development proposals. It seems to me with the massive developments now being built and the future proposals of over 9000 housing units in the next 8 years we will still be importing water from MWD and paying a lot more our bills.Linda LancasterSanta MonicaTags :Letter to the Editor Columnsmdpwater ratesshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentPublic Defender Leads $1.2 Million Mental Health Diversion GrantKobe Bryant, daughter killed in copter crash, 7 others deadYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author12 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

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