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New Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers

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first_imgAlan Willis (pictured far right) became the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers at the annual Election Banquet, held at the Mansion House in London last week. Nearly 300 members and guests, many from the baking industry, saw the Beadle, Anthony White, remove the chain of office from past master Michael Bellis in readiness to present it to his successor. Mr Willis, formerly of National Westminster Bank, has been a prominent member of Baking Excellence since its inception several years ago. The organisation helps raise funds and publicises the need for bursaries to bakery students, which in turn funds study tours.last_img

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Machine Creole and Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company scheduled to perform at Volume 3 of Friday Dwivé tomorrow

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first_img Share Machine Creole out of Castle Bruce and forty year old Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company are set to thrill the crowd, when volume three of the World Creole Music Festival’s Friday Dwivé gets underway at the Krazy Kokonuts tomorrow afternoon.Friday Dwivé is being hosted by the Dominica Festivals Committee on a weekly basis to heighten the excitement and set the stage for the 15th Annual World Creole Music Festival scheduled for the 28th, 29th and 30th of October at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.Patrons of the World Creole Music Festival will be given the opportunity to win tickets and prizes complement Digicel and the Dominica Festivals Commission.Marketing Executive of the Dominica Festivals Commission, Leroy “Wadico” Charles will also invite patrons to tastings with Dewar’s Whiskey, the Official Whiskey for the Festival, Kubuli Beer promotion and Heineken Beer Promotion.The event commences from 5pm with music by DJ – Mr. Smoove and will be streamed live via the internet on Vibesradio.dm, Nu music Zone, Comesee TV, and WCMF’s website. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share EntertainmentLocalNews Machine Creole and Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company scheduled to perform at Volume 3 of Friday Dwivé tomorrow by: – October 6, 2011center_img 45 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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13 hours agoRaul insists Wolves aiming for Europa League knockout round

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first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Raul insists Wolves aiming for Europa League knockout roundby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaul Jimenez says Wolves are fighting to reach the Europa League knockout stages.The Molineux outfit recorded a brave 2-1 away win over Slovan Bratislava on Thursday, with Jimenez scoring the decisive penalty.He told BT Sport: “For me it’s always in my mind that I’m going to score. It’s my style of shooting penalty kicks, I’m never going to change. I had a lot of confidence and it was a good moment to score the second goal, we’re in the fight now.”We came here knowing that if we won the game it would be better for us, we’re fighting to go into the next round now.” last_img read more

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Oklahoma State Honoring Members Of Basketball Program Who Died In Plane Crash 14 Years Ago Today

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first_imgOklahoma State honors 2001 plane crash victims.On January 27th, 2001, the Oklahoma State basketball program suffered an unthinkable tragedy when eight members of its family (two players and six staffers and broadcasters) died in a plane crash while returning from a game in Colorado. In the years since that traumatic event, the 10 people who died in the crash –including the pilot and co-pilot–have been memorialized with a banner hanging in the rafters of OSU’s home court, Gallagher-Iba Arena, and a memorial located inside the Athletics Center. Also, each year, at the home game closest to the date of the crash, Oklahoma State honors the 10. This post from the Cowboys’ official athletics Instagram account has all the details on the ceremony before tonight’s game against Baylor: Very touching and appropriate tribute for those whose lives were inexplicably cut short, and it’s incredible to think 14 years has passed since this tragedy happened.last_img read more

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JAMPRO Taking Steps to Improve Investment Facilitation

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first_img The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has been coordinating various initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness in facilitating investment projects and activities.Addressing a JIS Think Tank on June 26, President of JAMPRO, Diane Edwards, said that the entity has reviewed its three-year development plan and established new strategies to build global partnerships and transform the business environment.“We are in the process of transforming the business environment and getting to top 10 in the Doing Business Report, and this will mean that persons will be able to transact all their business online with the Government as a result of the improvements that will take place,” Ms. Edwards said.She explained that the transformation will enable persons to pay taxes and start a business online, apply for all their business approvals, and apply for and track their applications for building permits through the Application Management and Data Automation (AMANDA) system.AMANDA aims to improve the ease of doing business with municipal corporations and key government agencies.“Business interests will also be able to look at an investment map of Jamaica and see where the investment opportunities are… [and] the specific public-sector facilities that they need to be close to,” Ms. Edwards noted further.“They can look at where all the ports are… so the whole question of the transformation of the business environment means that every Jamaican business will find it easier to do business,” she added.Another major thrust to improve operations is the establishment of a national investment policy, which will serve as a pivotal blueprint through which the Government will attract and facilitate investments.“There are many different ministries, agencies and departments that impact investment, but we see the need to bring together all the agencies of government in a cohesive attempt to attract inward investment and to ease the doing business flow. So what we want is for everybody to be joined up and understand their role in the process,” Ms. Edwards pointed out.As it relates to global partnerships, she noted that JAMPRO has been facilitating several marketing activities and engagements towards this thrust.She explained that the idea is to build international collaborations through trade shows, conferences and international missions to reach particular investors for specific investment projects.“Our intention is to leverage the potential of our 23 service offices internationally and also to work with honorary councils overseas in very deliberate partnerships to get them to expand our network and outreach capability in the international market,” Ms. Edwards said. “We are in the process of transforming the business environment and getting to top 10 in the Doing Business Report, and this will mean that persons will be able to transact all their business online with the Government as a result of the improvements that will take place,” Ms. Edwards said. The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has been coordinating various initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness in facilitating investment projects and activities. Addressing a JIS Think Tank on June 26, President of JAMPRO, Diane Edwards, said that the entity has reviewed its three-year development plan and established new strategies to build global partnerships and transform the business environment. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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The European Coalition for Cultural Diversity have

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Thalamus controls development of normal sleep and waking states study finds

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Microgel powder reduces infection and promotes healing

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New therapy for childhood blindness shows very promising results

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Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Dec 18 2018A new therapy aimed at improving the sight of people with one of the most common forms of childhood blindness, has shown ‘very promising’ initial results, according to a study involving UCL researchers.As part of a clinical trial, ten patients with Leber congenital amaurosis type 10 (LCA10), had one of their eyes injected with a therapeutic molecule, known as QR-110, with the other eye left untreated, providing a base for comparison.The patients were injected at regular intervals, and the results, published in Nature Medicine, showed QR-110, had no adverse effects and vision had improved in patients at three months.One patient responded exceptionally well and after six weeks of treatment self-reported substantial visual improvements and, for the first time in decades, was able to see lights with increasing clarity and brightness – but only in the treated eye. At four months the patient was able to read the first three lines of the standard ETDRS eye test, showing the visual acuity (clarity of vision) has improved from light perception to 20/400 vision.The clinical trial was undertaken by study collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Iowa and University of Ghent.Co-author Professor Mike Cheetham (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) led the pre-clinical research and worked with scientists from ProQR Therapeutics, Netherlands, to develop the QR-110 treatment.”Our work on helping to develop QR-110, used patient stem cells to make a ‘retina in a dish’ to show QR-110 could potentially work for this devastating early onset blindness,” he said.”It is really exciting to see the treatment in clinical trial and initial results are very promising, showing some real benefit to patients. It seems to be safe and is improving the vision of these severely visually impaired patients.”Hopefully the patients will continue to improve and more patients can be treated in the near future.”LCA10 is a severe, early-onset inherited retinal disease associated with changes in the gene CEP290. This gene provides the instructions for building a protein that is essential for the formation and stability of the light sensitive outer segment of photoreceptor cells. One specific mutation is the single most common cause of LCA and is found in 60-90% of people with LCA10. This results in incorrect editing and interpretation of the genetic code during protein construction, so that retinal cells end up with a significantly reduced amount of normal, fully functional CEP290 protein.Related StoriesLong-term statin use linked to lower risk of glaucomaSmartphone-based telemedical DR screening could improve ophthalmic careFACS-based CRISPR screening shows how Chlamydia bacterium invades host cellsThe pre-trial research team, led by Professor Cheetham, developed proof of concept that molecules, called antisense oligonucleotides, could silence the effect of this mutation so that the gene splicing machinery can make the correct protein. They then worked with ProQR to develop a clinically applicable antisense oligonucleotide and found that the molecule QR-110 was most effective at achieving this and was able to restore levels of normal CEP290 protein in cells from individuals with LCA10. This was possible by using a ‘retina in a dish’ model made from LCA10 patient stem cells, and the results showed improved photoreceptor structure. QR-110 was also very specific in targeting the mutation without influencing other parts of the genome (genetic code).The researchers established that QR-110 was well tolerated in animal models, and reached all layers of the retina, lasting a suitable length of time in the eye, making it a promising candidate for clinical testing. This work led to the human clinical trials now being reported on.Professor Cheetham added: “I think this opens up the possibility of treating many forms of inherited blindness with drugs similar in design to QR-110, small antisense oligonucleotides that are specifically to correct genetic faults.”Director of Research, Dr Neil Ebenezer from Fight for Sight, who provided some of the funding for the preclinical work, said: “We helped to fund the initial research that proved this genetic technique could work in the lab, and it was this groundwork that led to the clinical trial. It is fantastic that the clinical trial is now bringing us one step closer to having an effective treatment for patients with Leber congenital amaurosis.” Source:https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ read more

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NIHfunded researchers develop new assay to measure success of HIV cure strategies

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