Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. Its product portfolio includes treatments for asthma, HIV/AIDS, malaria, depression, migraines, diabetes, heart failure, digestive ailments and cancer. Consumer healthcare products include oral healthcare products; wellness products for the management of pain, gastro-intestinal and respiratory conditions; multivitamins; and a range of nutritional healthcare beverages. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc produces a range of antibacterial products and vaccines to protect against illnesses such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, typhoid, influenza and cervical cancer. The company was formerly known as Beecham Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Giving Campaign’s events listed on UK Fundraising

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK Fundraising’s events directory now lists details of all the 22 half-day seminars being run by the Giving Campaign across the UK from March onwards.UK Fundraising’s events directory now lists details of all the 22 half-day seminars being run by the Giving Campaign across the UK from March onwards. The events are all entitled “Making Giving Go Further.”Visit UK Fundraising’s training events directory, which lists over 220 events for fundraisers this year. Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Giving Campaign’s events listed on UK Fundraising About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 28 January 2002 | News read more

Jimmy Wales to co-chair The People’s Operator

first_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 January 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has been appointed to the board of The People’s Operator, the mobile phone operator that donates a percentage of its revenue to charities.Wales has also made an investment in the business. His principal role  will be to “drive the growth of a global community that connects as a force for good”.The People’s Operator was launched in the UK  in November 2012 as a for-profit business with the aim of generating revenue for charities. TPO passes 10% of each customer’s bill directly to causes chosen by the customer. In addition, 25% of the company’s profits are donated to the TPO Foundation, which will distribute them to good causes.The challenge of offering customers competitive pricing and generating income for good causes is achieved in part by low customer acquisition costs: the company focus on growth through customer recommendations.TPO plans to expand to the USA, and is already trademarked in key markets around the world.Speaking in Munich, Jimmy Wales said:“TPO puts customers and the causes they care about first. With over 4 billion mobile phone subscribers forecast for 2016 worldwide, TPO has huge potential for viral growth and the more it grows, the more money will pass to the people and communities that need it.  Only a small percentage in global take up will make a massive difference to people’s lives. Just as Wikipedia grew virally as communities wanted to work together to liberate knowledge, so I believe TPO will grow in a similar way as communities work together to support good causes across the globe.”Andrew Rosenfeld, Founder and Co-Chair of TPO, added: Advertisement Jimmy Wales to co-chair The People’s Operatorcenter_img “Donating to good causes through commercial success, and empowering the customer is an idea whose time has now come. This is why I’m so excited that Jimmy, who used the power of communities to change the world, is taking the lead at TPO to do the same again.” Tagged with: Celebrity mobile Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

£2 million available to help tackle loneliness

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Funding loneliness AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis70 The government has launched a £2 million fund to help organisations tackling loneliness across the country.The funding aims to support frontline, grassroots organisations that bring people together and help them make friends. These could include community cafés, street parties, coffee mornings or local walking groups.The investment will help small organisations promote themselves more widely, help fund the use of suitable venues and accessible transport, and bring established groups together to best serve local people at risk of loneliness.The funding marks one year since the publication of the Government’s Loneliness Strategy, which outlined almost 60 commitments to end loneliness. This included funding 126 projects through its £11.5 million Building Connections Fund – the first Government fund ever dedicated to reducing loneliness, jointly funded with the Co-op Foundation and National Lottery Community Fund.Baroness Barran, Minister for Loneliness, said:“Loneliness is one of the biggest public health challenges our country faces and we are committed to tackling it head on. This new fund is a fitting way to mark one year since the launch of our landmark strategy and will help grassroots organisations address the issue in their own communities.“I have had the privilege of meeting so many people, young and old, who are unsung heroes and heroines in their communities, bringing people together through cafés, reading groups, arts and crafts, gardening, sports and more. They have told me how they want a chance to celebrate their work, together with other local groups, so they can raise awareness and encourage more people to be involved.“This new investment shows how much we value their work and our continued commitment to beating loneliness.”Further details on the funding application process, including eligibility and when it will open, will follow in due course.  222 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis70 £2 million available to help tackle lonelinesscenter_img Melanie May | 17 October 2019 | News  221 total views,  2 views today Main image: UK Parliament official portrait of Baroness Diana Barran, released under an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence. Advertisementlast_img read more

Woebot Health Forms Clinical Diversity Advisory Board

first_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleEXPLAINER: Why a plane’s engine exploded over DenverNext articleSeagate Unveils Lyve Cloud Built to Store, Activate, and Manage the Massive Surge in Data Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Woebot Health Forms Clinical Diversity Advisory Boardcenter_img Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Facebook Pinterest SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Woebot Health, a pioneer in the development and delivery of fast acting mental health digital therapeutics, has announced the founding of its Clinical Diversity Advisory Board. The board will facilitate informed, evidence-based discussions and decisions to optimize the company’s ability to make mental health tools more accessible to marginalized groups. Board members come from a variety of backgrounds and have a range of expertise in areas of age, gender, race, sexual orientation and ethnicity. The board will meet six times per year and is comprised of:Jeffrey M. Cohen, Psy.D., an assistant professor of medical psychology (in psychiatry) at Columbia University with expertise in adapting evidence-based treatments to address the unique features of sexual and gender minority mental health.Carolyn Greene, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and director of team science at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Translational Research Institute. Dr. Greene has expertise in digital therapeutics, rural health and delivering culturally- competent, evidence-based healthcare to underserved communities.Allison Thompson, Ph.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson has expertise in the treatment of people of color and other underrepresented and underserved populations as well as in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Jessica Yu, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist for Pacific Anxiety Group and director of behavioral health programs and strategy at Livongo. Jessica’s career focuses on the intersection of behavioral science, clinical innovation, technology and all forms of diversity.Athena Robinson, Ph.D., chief clinical officer at Woebot Health and adjunct clinical associate professor at Stanford’s School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson is board co-chair with expertise in evidence-based digital therapeutics, implementation science and treatment-outcome behavioral health research.KenWeingardt, Ph.D., director of clinical programs at Woebot Health and board co-chair, has held faculty appointments at major medical schools, leadership positions in the federal government, and senior positions at digital therapeutics companies.Timothy Mariano, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., vice president and medical director at Woebot Health and adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University. A practicing psychiatrist, Dr, Mariano has extensive training and experience in engineering, psychology and drug development. “With such a wide breadth of experience in a variety of clinical domains, our Clinical Diversity Advisory Board will help ensure that we cultivate understanding about the lived experiences of underrepresented groups seeking mental health care,” said Dr. Robinson. “This group will give us the added perspective we need to continue to chart our path forward in the most inclusive manner possible.” According to the American Psychiatric Association, racial/ethnic, gender and sexual minorities often suffer from poor mental health outcomes due to factors including inaccessibility of quality mental health services, cultural stigmas, and systemic discrimination. Woebot Health’s inception of the board also comes after a 2020 study showing that anxiety and depression have more than tripled since 2019, with black Americans experiencing the heaviest burden. “Digital health has made enormous gains in mental health treatment, but there may be disparities in which populations have benefited,” Dr. Greene said. “Serving on this board provides an opportunity to identify ways that Woebot Health can reduce inequalities and act as an important force for marginalized groups that continue to face access challenges.” For more information about Woebot Health’s vision and research, visit woebothealth.com. About Woebot Health Woebot Health’s mission is to make mental health radically accessible. Its breakthrough technology is engineered to engage, bringing the art and science of effective therapy together in a portfolio of targeted digital therapeutics and behavioral health products that scale to fill gaps in care and motivate people to improve their mental health for a lifetime. Headquartered in San Francisco, Woebot Health is funded in part by venture capital firms New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Jazz Venture Partners L.P., and Social Discovery Ventures, with participation from Andrew Ng’s AI Fund. For more information, please visit woebothealth.com or follow Woebot on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005603/en/ CONTACT: Margot Carlson Delogne Woebot Health 781-492-1039 [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN SOFTWARE GENERAL HEALTH HEALTH MENTAL HEALTH GAY & LESBIAN TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER SOURCE: Woebot Health Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005603/en By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 last_img read more

Row between Ceann Comhairle and Flanagan “political banter” – Deputy Doherty

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – August 9, 2012 Facebook Twitter Sinn Fein’s Finance spokesperson has described a row between the Ceann Comhairle and Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan as “political banter”.Deputy Flanagan hit out at Sean Barrett’s Dail chairmanship in a newspaper article.The Labour Party Chief Whip Emmet Stagg has said the comments were out of order.But Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty says it’s just part of the day-to-day running of Leinster House:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/09dohe1.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleICSA describe proposed changes third level maintenance grants as “lunacy”Next articleBird watching facility in Derry destroyed in arson attack News Highland WhatsApp News Row between Ceann Comhairle and Flanagan “political banter” – Deputy Doherty Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

6-year-old saves family from fire in their home

first_imgGarrett Aitken/iStock(NEW YORK) — A 6-year-old New Jersey girl is being hailed as hero for waking her sleeping family to alert them of a fire in their home. The incident took place just after 2 a.m. on Jan. 19, when Madalyn Karlbon awoke to the sound of a smoke detector in her family’s Avenel, New Jersey home. The noise had failed to rouse either of her parents, or her younger brother, so Karlbon ran to alert her father. “I remember my daughter screaming, ‘Daddy, the house is on fire, the house is on fire,’” volunteer firefighter and ex-Avenel fire Chief Jimmy Karlbon told ABC affiliate KABC-TV. “I didn’t hear the smoke detectors. I didn’t hear nothing. All I heard was, ‘The house is on fire.’”“When she was screaming, I remember waking up and upstairs was full of smoke already,” he told KABC. “Couldn’t even see where Madalyn even was. I grabbed Hunter. Madalyn was on the stairs. I grabbed Madalyn, put them on the front porch. I said, ‘Stay here, where is mommy?’ ‘Mommy is on the couch.’” “I tried to wake up mommy,” the young girl said. “And then I called daddy’s name, and daddy woke up Hunter and mommy.” Jimmy Karlbon, his wife, Madalyn and their 2-year-old son Hunter all made it safely out of the house, fire officials said, but they lost almost all of their belongings and the house has been deemed uninhabitable. Thanks to Madalyn’s quick reactions, however, the house is not a total loss.Cory Spillar, a member of the local fire department said that Madalyn had recently been taught about fire safety in school.“I just had her three months ago, right down the road at School 23, teaching about fire safety ‘Get out, stay out,’” he told KABC. In a Facebook post, the Avenel Fire Department congratulated Madalyn on taking quick action to save her family: “It goes without saying how bright and smart of a girl you are. This morning proved that!! You recognized danger immediately and were able to assist in getting everyone out of the house before the fire got worse.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

LeBron James tops Wilt Chamberlain on NBA all-time scoring list

first_imgNovember 15, 2018 /Sports News – National LeBron James tops Wilt Chamberlain on NBA all-time scoring list The and-1 that put @KingJames ahead of Wilt Chamberlain on the all-time NBA scoring list. pic.twitter.com/5IBqiv4Cli— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 15, 2018James went on to finish the game with 44 points, helping his team beat the Trail Blazers, 126-117. He now has 31,425 points in his career. “When I’m able to do what I love to do, and do it at this level — and even being mentioned with the greats that have ever played this game — it just always brings me back to my hometown of Akron, [Ohio],” James told ESPN after the game.“And knowing where I come from, knowing how hard it was to get to this point — it’s just never being in satisfied mode,” he added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Berezovsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — LeBron James is now fifth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list after passing basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain for the spot in Wednesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.The Los Angeles Lakers forward topped Chamberlain’s place on the list with a free throw late in the fourth quarter. Written by Beau Lundlast_img read more


first_imgWeehawken School District uses proven intervention to increase graduation rateThe Weehawken Township School District has reduced its dropout rate to almost zero, thanks to a proven set of tiered interventions for students struggling with challenges ranging anywhere from long-standing behavior issues; to temporary problems mastering a subject; to upheaval in their lives such as a movement to a new school.The school district’s “Response to Intervention” (RTI) program begins with a teacher identifying a learner struggling in her or his classroom. The teacher is able to immediately implement an intervention such as giving the student by differentiating instruction. If that intervention isn’t enough, the teacher and the RTI coordinator quickly implement additional interventions to help the student. Once they identify the issue thwarting that student’s academic progress, they tap the right professionals to help. Those professionals include reading specialists, academic coaches, behaviorists, and school psychologists.The frequency and duration of the intervention hinges on the student’s responsiveness to it, as well as the classroom teacher’s assessment of how fast and well the student is now learning. “Our goal is to prevent any student from falling through the cracks,” Director of Academic Affairs and Innovation Francesca Amato said.The RTI approach is working. In 2015, Weehawken High School’s graduation rate was 83 percent. A year later it had risen to 93 percent. This year, Amato said, it was certified at 98 percent.The Weehawken Township School District has even reached out to former students who had left school before graduating. Although official graduation rates only apply to students who finish their high school career in four years, Weehawken School District Superintendent Dr. Robert R. Zywicki is dedicated to the idea of outreach to students who dropped out, even if doing so doesn’t help the district’s graduation rates.“We always talk about serving ‘All kids’ no matter how difficult the circumstances or time commitment,” he said. “If a student falls short of graduating, it means we’ve fallen short of our responsibility to that student.”In the last two years, the district has reached out to students who dropped out of school, and helped usher them to graduation. One-on-one home instruction helped one of these students graduate last August, Amato said. Because the student was 18, she was able to handle the whole endeavor by herself, without the help of her parents.In the last 18 months, approximately 180 students have been through the RTI system in the Weehawken Township School District. “Most of the time,” said Amato, “a student just needs a little bit of intervention, and he or she is right back on track.” ×Weehawken Township School Superintendent Dr. Robert Zywicki discusses Weehawken’s Response to Intervention program with New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington. Weehawken Township School Superintendent Dr. Robert Zywicki discusses Weehawken’s Response to Intervention program with New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington.center_img County’s homeless hotline AGAIN doesn’t pick up when we call – days after homeless man freezes to death in portable pottyEight days after construction workers in Union City found a homeless man’s body in a local port-o-potty, the county’s homeless hotline is again not working. Two reporters called the number for two hours on Wednesday, a cold, snowy day, and listened to the phone ring more than eight times with each call. Others who tried got a busy signal.This is the third time in two years that the Hudson Reporter – in the course of routine reporting on the homeless situation – tried the 24-hour emergency line and got no answer.Each time, county officials gave apologetic responses and promises to fix the line – which homeless people are supposed to call in winter if they need shelter and the three local shelters are backed up. The county runs an overflow shelter in Kearny.The hotline is 800-624-0287.Stories by The Reporter (hudsonreporter.com) back to 2016 showed problems with the line, with various county officials saying it was another department’s responsibility.On Jan. 9, local workers discovered a homeless man’s body in a port-o-potty at a construction site near a church in Union City, according to Police Chief Richard Molinari. The construction site is the location for the Sts. Joseph and Michael Church, severely damaged in a fire last March.A company is currently performing repairs to the church, located at 1314 Central Ave.According to Molinari, the man was Hispanic and in his late 20s. The chief believes that he used the port-o-potty to escape the freezing temperatures.“The weather was certainly a factor in causing his death,” Molinari said. “If someone’s going to seek refuge in a port-o-john, that does not protect you from the low temperatures.”last_img read more

Weighing the risks of fracking

first_imgCheap, plentiful natural gas from underground shale deposits promises to change the U.S. energy picture in the years to come, prompting retirement of the oldest, dirtiest coal plants as new power plants are built to burn gas, a former U.S. energy official said Wednesday.Shale gas has environmental problems of its own, however, and its growth is dependent to some extent on the industry solving those problems, said Susan Tierney, who was assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Energy under President Bill Clinton. Tierney also led the energy transition team for President Obama and is currently managing principal at the consulting firm Analysis Group.Tierney spoke at the Northwest Laboratory building in a Future of Energy talk sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment.Gas from shale deposits has become an important factor in U.S. energy as new technology has increased the supply. Natural gas is conventionally extracted along with oil and other petroleum products from deep underground wells. Shale gas is extracted from deposits of shale rock by drilling wells thousands of feet underground and injecting liquids under high pressure that fracture the rock, releasing the gas. The process, called “fracking,” has become increasingly controversial in recent years, with nearby residents lodging a variety of complaints, including pollution of groundwater sources.Tierney said Wednesday that pollution and environmental problems do occur in conjunction with shale gas extraction, but because the fracking occurs thousands of feet below the deepest aquifers, problems are most likely tied to how the well penetrates the aquifer rather than the fracking process itself.“The issues of hydraulic fracturing are less about the fracturing than they are about drilling through the aquifer,” Tierney said.Along with groundwater problems, chemical spills have polluted surface water sources, and methane releases have caused smog to form in communities where shale gas is being extracted. In rural areas, heavy truck traffic has been an issue.“These are really changing land uses,” Tierney said.Many of those complaints are resolvable, however, if companies pay more attention to safety and if regulators keep a closer eye on gas extraction operations, Tierney said. One challenge is that some regions where shale deposits are found do not have the regulatory framework of oil-drilling states such as Texas.Along the Appalachian Mountains, for example, drilling operations have increased dramatically. In Pennsylvania alone, permits for well drilling increased from fewer than 100 as recently as 2007 to more than 3,000 in 2010.“This is a pace of development that is extraordinary,” Tierney said.Estimates of U.S. gas reserves have more than doubled in the past decade, Tierney said, and projections show extraction continuing its rapid rise. This is expected to drive prices down to the point where gas can challenge coal, which is inexpensive but a significant source of both pollution and greenhouse gas. In addition, if expected federal regulations on downwind air pollution, toxic compounds, and cooling water use are implemented, it may make more financial sense for owners of old coal plants – especially those built before the 1980s — to shutter them and build gas-fired plants.“There are … market forces making it so that there are lots of opportunities for gas to displace coal,” Tierney said.Replacing older coal plants with gas plants could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to climate change, because gas, though it is a fossil fuel, burns cleaner and releases less carbon dioxide than coal does. A recent study indicated that turnover of older plants and increased use of natural gas because of its lower price and greater availability could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from heating, cooling, power plants, and industrial sources by as much as 50 percent. Going beyond that, however, would require the addition of carbon sequestration and other technologies that remove and store carbon.“It gets you part of the way through market forces; then you have to do something,” Tierney said.But there will be no end to the controversy around shale gas extraction until the industry cleans up its act and reduces spills, methane gas leaks, water pollution, and truck traffic, Tierney said. What’s needed, she added, is education — to close the gap between what people think they know and what is actually happening. Also needed is the development of a culture of safety within the industry and of regulation within government. Most state oil and gas agencies are tasked with both nurturing and regulating the industry, goals that might not be compatible within the same office. Disclosures on pollution, chemicals, and the amounts of water used would increase openness.“There’s a lot of gas out there, the benefit depends on the industry doing it right,” Tierney said.last_img read more