Polar cap observations of mesospheric and lower thermospheric 4-hour waves in temperature

first_img1] Lower thermospheric and upper mesospheric rotational temperatures have been derived from ground-based measurements of the O-2(0-1) and OH(6-2) nightglow emissions over Resolute Bay, Canada ( 74.68degreesN, 94.90degreesW) and OH(4-2) nightglow emission over Kiruna, Sweden (67.90degreesN, 21.10degreesE). From measurements taken during two nights in November, 2001, we have observed a dominant and coherent 4-hr oscillation in both the O-2 and OH airglow emission rates and rotational temperatures. The phases for the two oscillation events remain almost constant at each location, indicating that these oscillations may not be caused by transient passage of instantaneous gravity waves. More importantly, there is little phase difference in universal time between the 4-hr oscillations in temperature at Resolute and Kiruna. The small phase difference gives a strong indication that the oscillation maybe related to a zonally symmetric tide, since any tidal waves in temperature with a nonzero zonal wavenumber are very weak at high latitudes. Waves in both events have large vertical wavelengths (76 and 175 km). The 4-hr wave shows almost no latitudinal variation from Resolute to Kiruna.last_img read more

Assessing the design and power of capture-recapture studies to estimate demographic parameters for the Endangered Oceania humpback whale population

first_imgCapture-recapture studies offer a powerful tool to assess abundance, survival and population rate of change (λ). A previous capture-recapture study, based on DNA profiles, estimated that the IUCN-listed Endangered Oceania population of humpback whales had a superpopulation size of 4329 whales (95% confidence limits, CL: 3345, 5315) and λ = 1.03 (95% CL: 0.90-1.18) for the period 1999-2005. This low estimate of λ contrasts with the high estimated λ for the neighbouring east Australia population (1.11; 95% CL: 1.105-1.113). A future assessment of Oceania humpbacks through capture-recapture methodology has been proposed to meet 3 objectives: (1) estimate population size with a coefficient of variation of <20%, and detect if λ is significantly different from (2) 1.00 or (3) λ of east Australia. The proposed survey design involves using DNA profiles to identify whales on principal breeding grounds within Oceania in proportion to the abundance of whales on these grounds over the 10 to 12 wk wintering period, to minimise capture heterogeneity between individuals and to maximise capture probabilities. Simulations of the idealised survey design incorporating data from the previous surveys (1999-2005) with 3 new survey years were conducted under a range of scenarios for the ‘true’ demographic status of the population. Simulations of the entire Oceania region showed that the proposed design will give sufficient power to meet objectives (1) under all scenarios, (2) if the true λ ≥ 1.05 and (3) if the true λ ≤ 1.05. Region-specific simulations suggested there was scope to test for differences in recovery between principal breeding sites within Oceania.last_img read more

Hall, Romney lead BYU to 42-14 win over Utah State

first_img Associated Press Tags: Baylor Romney/BYU Cougars Football/Jaren Hall/Old Wagon Wheel/Utah State Aggies Football November 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Hall, Romney lead BYU to 42-14 win over Utah State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah (AP) — Jaren Hall was 12-of-16 passing for 214 yards and ran for two touchdowns — all before halftime — and Baylor Romney threw for 191 yards and two scores to help BYU beat Utah State 42-14 on Saturday night.Hall, who finished with seven carries for 54 yards, suffered a concussion in the first half and was replaced by Romney to start the third quarter. Hall, a redshirt freshman who plays baseball as well for the Cougars, also left BYU’s Oct. 12 game against South Florida — his only other career start — with concussion-like symptoms. Utah State (4-4) went three-and-out on the game’s opening possession before the Cougars ripped off an 11-play, 93-yard drive capped by Aleva Hifo’s 6-yard touchdown run. Jordan Love’s 26-yard TD pass to Siaosi Mariner tied it late in the first quarter but Hall scored on runs of 16 and 7 yards in the second quarter before Gerold Bright’s 1-yard touchdown run with 34 seconds left in the half made it 21-14 at the half.Romney led a seven-play, 75-yard drive to open the third quarter culminating with his 11-yard TD pass to Micah Simon and, after the Aggies went three-and-out, Romney’s 1-yard scoring pass to Gunner Romney made it 35-14 going into the fourth. It was the first brother-to-brother touchdown in BYU (4-4) history.Love was 29-of-49 passing for 394 yards and a TD but threw three interceptions. Written bylast_img read more

Indonesia: Defense Minister Launches “KRI Clurit”

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Minister View post tag: launches View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval View post tag: Indonesia View post tag: Navy View post tag: KRI Cluritcenter_img Industry news April 26, 2011 Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro here Monday launched the “KRI Clurit”, a 40-meter-long ship made in Indonesia to be used to help secure…(ANTARANews)[mappress]Source: ANTARANews, April 26, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today Indonesia: Defense Minister Launches “KRI Clurit” Indonesia: Defense Minister Launches “KRI Clurit” Share this articlelast_img

Stack urges contributions to hurricane victims

first_img ×Senator and Mayor Brian P. Stack Senator and Mayor Brian P. Stack UNION CITY – State Senator Brian P. Stack has issued a call for donations to the Red Cross to aid victims of the devastating hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Mexico.Stack, who is also mayor of largely-Hispanic Union City, called the Red Cross a “reputable organization” and said he has witnessed their “honorable” work at the local level.“As you know,” he said in a statement, “two regions recently suffered great devastation from natural disasters – Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and Mexico from a catastrophic earthquake. Our region has many residents with both friends and family in these nations, so in addition to watching the suffering and damage on the news, many local residents were personally affected by these tragedies.“During the course of my public service, I have witnessed devastation and damage from Mother Nature, house and apartment fires and other accidents. The outpouring of support has always amazed me and warmed my heart as local residents banded together to assist each other during such difficult times.“In the cases of both Puerto Rico and Mexico, it is my opinion that we should come together and support these communities that are in need.“If you are able to donate to the victims of these tragedies, the Red Cross is a reputable organization and I have witnessed their honorable work at the local level. If you wish to donate to the Red Cross, more information may be found at www.Redcross.org or call (1-800-733-2767).“Thank you for considering another family that is in need.”last_img read more

HOBOKEN BRIEFS

first_imgRon Albanese (AKA Polka Dot) and the Polka Dot Pals performed a concert at The Shipyard in uptown Hoboken on July 10. Dog saved from Willow Terrace fireThe Hoboken Fire Department extinguished a two-alarm fire on Saturday, July 13 at 638 Willow Ave. No one was injured and a dog was safely removed from the building without incident.Maroon Cafe Bake Shop on the building’s ground floor was forced to close after the fire. Their second location at 1119 Jefferson St. remains open. The owner of the cafe did not return a call by press time.City upgrades website, includes platform to view council meetingsHoboken has launched a new upgraded and redesigned website, still accessed at www.hobokennj.gov.The site will include live council meetings. The live stream can be found at http://hobokennj.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx. It can also be found by going to www.hobokennj.gov, going to the government drop-down menu, and clicking on City Council.City Council meetings take place on the first and third Wednesday of each month in City Hall, 94 Washington St., at 7 p.m. The next meeting will take place Wednesday, Aug. 1.The original site will still be available for view for the next several months at http://archive.hobokennj.gov/. Residents are encouraged to give their feedback on the new site at https://gxdesign.seamlessdocs.com/f/hoboken_web_feedback. One-act play writing competition ends July 25The Hoboken Public Library presents its first Summer One-Act Play Writing Competition & Festival. Submissions are due no later than July 25.The library invites amateur and seasoned writers to submit a 10-page, family-friendly one-act play with no more than five characters. Prizes will be awarded to the writers of the top three out of five plays. Top plays will be work shopped and read by professional actors.Applications can be picked up at the second floor reference desk at our main branch or via email at [email protected] “For Angelica or Laura, One-Act Entry Form Request,” in the subject line. Report shows women who graduate from Stevens out-earn menAmong the nation’s top colleges and universities, Stevens Institute of Technology is ranked No. 2 for the smallest gender gap in earnings among its graduates, with women out-earning men by 1.6 percent, according to data reported by Forbes magazine.“At a time when the gender gap in pay continues to persist, Stevens’ graduates are bucking the trend,” said Susan Metz, executive director for diversity and inclusion at Stevens. “This is another indicator that Stevens is getting it right – we prepare our students for successful careers and deliver a great return on investment for their college education.”For Stevens Institute of Technology graduates, women earned a median of $64,000 and men earned $63,000. The report also highlighted Stevens as one of just three schools whose female graduates made more than their male counterparts, including Clark and Yale universities.Stevens is consistently among the nation’s elite in return on investment. Salary consultancy PayScale ranked Stevens No. 15 in its 2018 College ROI Report, while the Princeton Review named the university one of the 50 Colleges that Create Futures in 2017.Fundraiser for Diabetes Research Institute announced Inserra Supermarket’s ShopRite of Hoboken will host a mile walk around Hoboken to raise funds for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). Inserra Supermarket’s Dollars against Diabetes Annual Campaign has provided the DRI with more than $500,000 in funding over the past 10 years. The walk will begin on Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. at ShopRite of Hoboken at 900 Madison St.Officials release statement on Trump-Putin summit and SyriaDemocratic officials urged President Donald Trump not to make any “unilateral U.S. concessions” about Syria to Russian President Vladimir Putin last week in a statement from U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Eliot Engel.Menendez, a Union City native, is a ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Engel is a ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.“We are profoundly concerned that unilateral U.S. concessions regarding a tenable path forward in Syria will further undermine civilian protection, empower Iran, and jeopardize Israel’s security,” they said. “We therefore call on President Trump to reject any Russian demands with respect to Syria. We urge President Trump to demand that President Putin uphold and implement Russian obligations related to Iranian presence in Syria and commit to a political process that ends the conflict.”Trump met Putin in Helsinki Finland on July 16 for their first bilateral meeting of his presidency. No new developments on Syria were announced during the Trump-Putin news conference that followed.“Putin’s lifeline to Assad is the reason his brutal regime has survived,” said Menendez and Engel. “Together with Iran and Hezbollah, Russia’s toxic partnerships have fomented regional instability.” Fifth child dies in Union City fireAccording to a press release from Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the investigation into the origin and cause of the fire at 416 25th St. in Union City on July 13 continues. It has now claimed the lives of five children.Monday night, July 16, the fifth child, Shamira Lopez, age 4, was pronounced dead. Over the weekend four others passed away: 5-year-old Mayli Wood, two-year-old Jason Gonzalez, seven-year-old Christian Josue Mendez, and 13-year-old Jose Felipe Tejada. Several of them are cousins.An adult man and woman were also injured in the fire and they are in stable condition. Eight firefighters were transported by Emergency Medical Services to area hospitals where they were treated for various minor injuries.A preliminary investigation determined that the fire began at 416 25th St. A residential building located at 414 25th St. also sustained damage from the fire. Arson investigators have determined that the fire originated on the first floor of the three-story residence.The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit and the Union City Police Department are actively investigating this incident with assistance from the NJ State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential. City separates environmental services job from human servicesMayor Ravi Bhalla has announced Jennifer Gonzalez will be the new director of the city’s Environmental Service Department. She is currently the city’s principal planner, and also chief sustainability officer.The department is currently run by Leo Pellegrini, who is also the city’s director of the Health and Human Services Department. Pellegrini will continue in his role as HHS director.In her current roles, Gonzalez advanced capital projects in areas including rainfall flood mitigation, energy, drinking water, natural resources, and composting. She also manages the Northwest Resiliency Park design process and priority upgrades in Hoboken’s aging drinking water system.Gonzalez said, “I look forward to improving our parks and public spaces by incorporating asset management technology and philanthropy, while increasing the fiscal and environmental sustainability of municipal operations.”Gonzalez will oversee city parks, public property, and sanitation, as well as storm water and drinking water infrastructure projects. “Jennifer Gonzalez has a proven track record of great vision and excellent results, and I know she will continue to build on her successes,” said Bhalla. “I also want to thank Director Pellegrini for his tireless work of pulling double duty as the director of two departments for five years. I believe this adjustment will allow all departments to work more efficiently.”center_img ×Ron Albanese (AKA Polka Dot) and the Polka Dot Pals performed a concert at The Shipyard in uptown Hoboken on July 10.last_img read more

UPDATE: Silver Alert cancelled for Fort Wayne teen

first_img Previous articleDowagiac Police investigating drive-by shooting into homesNext articleThree people killed in crash on State Road 2 in western St. Joseph County Darrin Wright (Photo Supplied/Indiana State Police) UPDATE: The Silver Alert issued Monday for Montana Schaefer has been cancelled. For more information, call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-2213.Previous story below.A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared by the Indiana State Police.The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Montana Schaefer, a 13-year-old white female, 5 feet 6 inches, 185 pounds, blonde hair with blue eyes.  Montana was last seen wearing a green jumpsuit. Montana may also be riding a silver 21-speed bicycle.Montana is missing from Fort Wayne, Indiana which is 126 miles northeast of Indianapolis and was last seen on Sunday, June 14th at 8:15 pm.  Montana is believed to be in danger and may require medical assistance.If you have any information on Montana Schaefer, contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 260-427-2213 or 911. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest UPDATE: Silver Alert cancelled for Fort Wayne teen Facebookcenter_img TAGSFort WayneIndianaMontana SchaeferSilver Alertstatewide Twitter IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ By Darrin Wright – June 15, 2020 0 595 last_img read more

Press release: Reappointments to the Review Body on Senior Salaries

first_imgDr Martin Read, Sir Adrian Johns and Dr Peter Westaway have been reappointed to the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB), with Dr Read continuing in his role as Chair. The SSRB provides independent advice to the Prime Minister and senior ministers on the pay of many of the nation’s top public servants. The appointments are all for a further term of approximately 3 years with immediate effect.BiographiesDr Martin Read, CBE, MA, DPhil, FIETMartin Read is Chairman of Laird plc, of the two government companies which manage contracts and payments under the electricity market reform programme (the Low Carbon Contracts Company and the ElectricitySettlements Company) and of the Remuneration Consultants Group. He is also a non-executive director of Lloyd’s of London. Martin was chief executive of international IT services company Logica from 1993 to 2007 and has served as a non-executive director on the boards of invensys, Aegis Group, British Airways, Siemens Holdings, Boots, ASDA and the UK Government Efficiency and Reform Board. He was chairman of the Remuneration Committees at Invensys, British Airways and Boots. He has been a senior adviser to private equity firms Candover and Actis and to Indian technology companies HCL and Zensar. He led UK government reviews on back office operations and IT across the public sector (2008/9) and management information (2012).Sir Adrian Johns, KCB, CBE, DLAdrian Johns served for 35 years in the Royal Navy specialising as a helicopter pilot and flying instructor but also commanding 5 times at sea in ships ranging from a minesweeper to HMS OCEAN, Britain’s largest warshipat the time. He was Head of the Fleet Air Arm for 5 years and retired from the Navy in the rank of Vice-Admiral as Second Sea Lord and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command in 2008. In his final appointment he was responsible for all aspects of HR, remuneration, recruiting, training, and career management for the naval service. Following retirement from active service he was Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar from 2009 to 2013. He has a variety of charitable interests, is patron of a number of Veterans’ Associations, and is a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London.Dr Peter Westaway, DPhilDr Peter Westaway is chief economist and head of investment strategy for Vanguard Asset Management, Europe. He meets with clients and writes articles to provide Vanguard’s perspective on economic issues and longerterm investment strategy implications. Dr. Westaway was previously chief economist, Europe, for Nomura International and a senior official at the Bank of England where he conducted analysis on the economy and financial markets and the economy for the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. He also provided analysis and input to HM Treasury’s “Five Tests Assessment” in 2002-2003 of whether the UK should adopt the euro.Dr. Westaway earned a Ph.D. in economics and a Master of Philosophy incontrol engineering and operational research from the University of Cambridge, and a B.Sc in mathematics and economics from the University of York.Further informationFurther details of the roles are available on the Centre for Public Appointments website.The appointment process for these roles was in full accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice. The SSRB provides independent advice to the Prime Minister, the Lord Chancellor, the Secretary of State for Defence, the Secretary of State for Health and the Home Secretary on the pay of: the judiciary; senior civil servants; senior officers of the armed forces; certain senior managers in the NHS; Police and Crime Commissioners; chief police officers; and other such public appointments as may from time to time be specified.last_img read more

Speech: Bio Industry Association: Robert Jenrick’s Speech

first_imgGood afternoonIt was a pleasure to accept the Bio Industry Association’s invitation to attend your conference and to help launch the BIA’s financial report, which emphasises the strong position in which we begin 2019.The UK life sciences sector attracted an extraordinary £2.2 billion investment in the past year……as with inward investment more broadly, this places us behind only the US and China in the world league tables.This country has long been the home of discovery.The academy where the likes of Crick, Darwin and Dorothy Hodgkin brought light into the darkest corners of human understanding.The lab where the first vaccines and beta blockers were developed.And the foundation for leading companies like AstraZeneca, GSK and Shire.Our extraordinary innovators and entrepreneurs continue to make Britain a world-leading force.Whether it’s potential new treatments for Alzheimer’s or fresh approaches to cell therapy.We’re home to four of the top ten medical sciences faculties in the world and some of the world’s largest research institutes.17 of the 24 best research universities in the country are outside of the ‘Golden Triangle’ of London, Oxford and Cambridge.And the brilliant minds are cited in publications more frequently than any other except the USA.We are leading the world in new fields such as genomics and artificial intelligence.In the weeks ahead, we in government, Parliament and individuals will, I hope, take critical decisions, to provide businesses with greater certainty and begin to chart the course ahead for our economy and country. But our success will not be defined by those decisions, but by our ability to support and harness the energy and entrepreneurship of sectors like yours. No one could attend a conference such as this or read your association’s report and not be optimistic about the future of the country.In 2016 there were over 660,000 UK start-ups, while in 2018 £1.8 billion in venture funding and public listings was raised for British tech firms.Our country has the highest number of Biotech start-ups in EuropeAnd has seen the success of many incredible businesses including the hugely impressive University College London spin-out Autolus…that has recently raised over £120 million on the American stock-market to support its potentially life-changing research developing T-cell cancer therapies….….the world-leading second-generation gene sequencing firm, Solexa, that began over a pint between Cambridge University researchers…And Purolite, who opened their new advanced bioprocessing factory in South Wales last October to fulfil rising global demand.Great ideas, developed in the UK and brought to life by British entrepreneurs, sometimes struggle to access the finance and talent they need to make it big.Part of the solution is to deepen the relationship between British universities and business.One of our government’s key responsibilities is to facilitate the flow of capital, skills and knowledge between research institutions and the economy.Without picking winners, or exerting too much control, the role of government should be to help reconnect British universities with the market.In some places this is already happening…You need only look at the growth of major new companies out of biotech hubs around the Universities of Bristol to see the potential for such partnerships.The growth of Ziylo Ltd., a company that targets new treatments for diabetes, out of the university to a firm now valued at more than £640 million is a great example of this.Areas like the Science parks at Oxford and Cambridge are incredible market places for the best research to meet the businesses that fund hypotheses into reality.But, we must do more…In the coming months, the Treasury will announce a new competition that will encourage Universities across the country to reach out to local entrepreneurs…We will offer incentives for the creation of a new generation of university enterprise zones that will open up great research to forward-looking British businesses…Our infrastructure investment plan for the Oxford Cambridge Arc, will provide fast East-West road and rail connections between these two hubs of technical research.And this will facilitate the faster movement of ideas, people and capital across an increasingly interlinked community of tech businesses and clusters.The £20 million invested in this project in last year’s Budget alone, stands for the creation of an ecosystem of exchange that will empower entrepreneurs to harness the skills of both institutions – and the communities that lie between.Through better links between our universities and stronger ties between academics and the market, we will build an environment for the tech industry that can rival, or even surpass, those of Boston Massachusetts and Silicon Valley in the United States.We will shortly announce a business champion for this initiative, who will work with me and the government to elevate the opportunity and attract global investment.I also want universities and charities to consider how they manage intellectual property, ensuring a free flow of ideas and productive interaction with entrepreneurs and businesses to ensure it is used to the greatest effect.We need to give British and international entrepreneurs who chose to do business here the finance and tax incentives to take risks and build businesses here.It is for this reason that we have established the British Business Bank to provide a new £2.5 billion programme of long term investments in high growth potential companies led by ambitious new leaders.UK biotech companies raised more than £1.5 billion of investment in the first eight months of 2018, surpassing the £1.2 billion total in 2017 but I know that we can do much more.We have pledged to remove regulatory barriers to investment in the industry and other illiquid assets by UK-based pension funds- to unlock some of the £1 trillion that may be managed by our defined contribution schemes.Our consultations with the Financial Conduct Authorities will seek to streamline the flow of capital from the City of London to innovative tech business. The onus is on pension trustees and managers to be part of the future and I suspect they will need to be, as millennial investors, saving through auto-enrolment will demand their pensions are invested in part at least in innovative industries. And technology will transform transparency so those investors can check at the touch of an App on their smart phone where their money is invested.Last December’s Industrial Strategy Second Sector Deal for the Life Sciences sketched a path towards a much faster flow of private sector money into research.And laid down further plans to secure a global lead in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases.   The Deal sets out a further £1.2 billion of new investment from industry, including a major £1 billion commitment from UCB to invest in one of their two global R&D hubs in the UK.It also includes a commitment to sequence 1 million whole genomes in the UK within the next 5 years – a world first that will truly make the UK the home of genomic healthcare.And enable the development of tools to speed up the accurate detection and diagnosis of disease.This government aims to see public and private R&D investment reach 2.4% of GDP by 2027We have strong equity markets and a maturing VC industry, but we recognised there is more to do, not just to maintain our competitive position in Europe, but to challenge the US.Fewer UK firms receive follow-on funding than their US counterparts, and those that do receive less.Over the past 15 years, UK firms were half as likely to float as firms in the US or Europe.And only one quoted UK incorporated firm in the Life Sciences industry has grown beyond a £5 billion market capitalisation since 1999.In response, we have launched a plan to unlock over £20 billion of funding to finance growth in innovative firms.We are setting up a new investment fund within the British Business Bank with a £2.5 billion government investment.Underneath all this, we are creating an environment that encourages further investment…By keeping corporation tax low, and extending tax reliefs for knowledge intensive firms.Since coming to office in 2010 we have introduced the Patent Box, extended R&D tax credits, maintained SEIS, EIS and Entrepreneurs Relief as well as reducing Corporation Tax to 19% and now we have legislated to reduce it to 17%.Together these incentives for innovation and enterprise are world class and we intend to keep it that way.Maintaining that competitive tax and regulatory position will be more important than ever as we leave the European Union.Since the outcome of the referendum I have believed, that Brexit must be taken as an opportunity…Our departure from the European Union may in time offer the opportunity to draft a regulatory environment that more closely matches the demands of twenty-first century technology. We can be faster and smarter at regulating new industries than our European partners.Where European legislation has at times proved cautious or even hostile to research that investigates GM crops, AI development, and automation- I hope Britain can build a renewed system that understands risk and innovation.While the British Business Bank’s commitment of up to £200 million of additional investment in UK venture capital and growth finance in 2019-20 will tie over businesses in the short term, we will shortly be opening a review of longer term options to finance infrastructure and new technologies as we leave the EIB and EIF. Once again, I believe there are opportunities to deliver a comparable offer, faster and more tailored to the needs of the UK market.And a new immigration system that will not discriminate against talent from all over the world will bring new ideas to growth industries.Your industry requires access to highly skilled, highly motivated people from Europe and for beyond. We want our country to be open to the best and the brightest from all over the world.My colleague the Health Minister Matt Hancock is passionate about the benefit this new technology could bring to the NHS.He wants us to think of the world’s biggest health institution not as a barrier to innovation.But as a leader in it.The £20 billion we committed at the last budget to the NHS can be mobilised to reward the uptake of technology and innovation by those that need it most.In the NHS, we have one of the greatest databases for research,one of the strongest fields for life sciences innovation,and one of the most obvious beneficiaries of improved technology.The faster we can integrate biotech businesses with this service,the greater the benefits of new technology will be felt by all.Let me conclude on that point while we discuss new companies, technology, and investment……the greatest beneficiaries of all of this change will be the public.Like almost no other, your industry is special because its benefits so clearly feed back to the communities it arises in.Your innovations literally save lives.And I know, that with the right incentives, Britain has a lot to gain.last_img read more

Widespread Panic Opens Up Fall Tour With Heater In Milwaukee [Setlist]

first_imgAfter a few weeks off the road, Widespread Panic returned to the road last night by starting off a three-night run at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI. WSP made their debut at the storied Milwaukee haunt exactly ten years prior, and has kept the location among their regular tour destinations ever since.Their return to the road was marked by some smokin’ hot Southern jam-rock, as the band opened up with a set that was heavy on originals like “One Arm Steve,” “Good People,” “Holden Oversoul” and more. The jams kept coming in the second set, marked by a huge “Driving Song” that included a cover of J.J. Cale’s “Ride Me High.” The hits kept on coming, and a great “You Got Yours > Climb To Safety” ended the second set.The encore saw the band return with “Worry” and close out the night with their first “Fairies Wear Boots” since April 2016. Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of PanicStream. A full upload of the show will be available on that website later today.Setlist: Widespread Panic at the Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI – 10/21/16Set 1: One Arm Steve, Who Do You Belong To?, Good People, Little Lilly > Shut Up and Drive, Holden Oversoul, Weak Brain, Narrow Mind, Street Dogs For Breakfast, Porch Song (55 mins)Set 2: Tail Dragger > Ribs and Whiskey Diner, Papa’s Home > Driving Song > Ride Me High > Driving Song > St Louis, Up All Night, You Got Yours > Climb To Safety (93 mins)Encore: Worry, Fairies Wear Boots* (12 mins)* LTP 4/8/16[Photo via souls_nolageorgia // Instagram]last_img read more