Drug maker is warned over missing study about child opioids use

first_img Watch: ‘Like you’re living in hell’: A survivor on what opioid withdrawal did to his body As the nation grapples with opioid abuse and misuse, one drug maker has failed to provide the Food and Drug Administration with a required study about the effect its powerful painkiller might have on teenagers.At issue is Xartemis XR, which Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals received regulatory approval to sell two years ago. At the time, the company was also required to conduct a so-called postmarketing study to determine its safety in youngsters between 12 and 17 years old, according to FDA documents (see page 11).But as of June 24, the company blew past a March 31 deadline for submitting its pediatric assessment. The drug maker also failed to respond to an April 25 “noncompliance” letter for which the FDA provided a new 45-day deadline to either submit the data or request an extension, according to the notice posted on the FDA web site.advertisement Mallinckrodt unveils its new corporate logo in 2013. Generally, these letters go unnoticed, especially if companies scramble to respond. For this reason, the letter to Mallinckrodt stands out — as did the recent letter to Purdue — because they were issued at a time of intense national concern over overdoses and deaths attributed to narcotic painkillers.Every day, more than 40 Americans die from overdoses of opioid painkillers, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2014, the drugs killed more than 28,000 people, and nearly 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on opioids.This underscores a need for timely information, especially amid ongoing concerns about inappropriate and overprescribing. The CDC recently issued new guidelines urging primary care physicians to prescribe opioids only after other therapies have failed and to rely on the lowest possible doses. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. By Ed Silverman July 7, 2016 Reprints The Xartemis XR labeling information notes that the safety and effectiveness of the medication was not established in anyone younger than 18, and that accidental consumption by children can result in poor ventilation, leading to a buildup of carbon dioxide, and death. The assessment was required under the Pediatric Research Equity Act. PharmalotDrug maker is warned over missing study about child opioids use Such missives are unusual. A total of 22 noncompliance letters have been sent to drug makers since 2013, according to the FDA site. The most recent were sent earlier this year to Merck concerning an antibiotic and to Purdue Pharma about an opioid painkiller, but both companies responded within a few weeks.advertisement About the Author Reprints Tags FDAopioidspainkillerpolicycenter_img Please enter a valid email address. Privacy Policy ed.sil[email protected] @Pharmalot Whitney Curtis/AP for Mallinckrodt Ed Silverman Related: Newsletters Sign up for Pharmalot Your daily update on the drug industry. Leave this field empty if you’re human: Of course, Mallinckrodt may well respond to the FDA any moment now. We asked the drug maker why it has not submitted the data to the FDA and if or when it plans to do so.[UPDATE: A company spokeswoman later wrote us to say the drug maker is “aware of the letter, and continue(s) to have an ongoing dialogue with the FDA regarding the complexities of pediatric research related to opioid pain medications. The company is committed to progressing discussions with FDA to ensure compliance with requirements, and we are preparing to engage with them on next steps.”] What happens if the company fails to comply and submit the data to the FDA? According to federal law, the agency could determine that Xartemis XR is misbranded. That would not lead to a product withdrawal, but the FDA could pursue an injunction or seizure proceedings.This story was updated to include comment from Mallinckrodt.last_img read more

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New details show breadth of Apple’s research for its EKG app

first_img About the Author Reprints Kate Sheridan What is it? @sheridan_kate [email protected] By Kate Sheridan Nov. 1, 2018 Reprints Log In | Learn More The Apple Watch Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images For FUSE Media What’s included? GET STARTEDcenter_img When the Food and Drug Administration cleared Apple’s smartwatch app that alerts people if they may be at risk of an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation, scientists had one big question — how good is it?Only a bit of data has been released about the device. In September, the FDA told STAT that the company collected much of the data supporting the app during its Heart Study, a nearly yearlong clinical trial it funded, based at Stanford University. General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. Health Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED New details show breadth of Apple’s research for its EKG app STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags medical devicesmedical technologySTAT+last_img read more

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Teen catches Port Charlotte man on camera soliciting her for sex

first_imgPort Charlotte sub shop manager caught on camera stealing from cash register June 13, 2021 AdvertisementWhile she was recording, the victim told Northern that she was 15 and he said “So.”After telling him her age, the teenager pointed the camera towards Northern, clearly capturing his face, and said “Say hi to the camera, f****** weird ass old ass man.”Below is a captured image from the video recorded by the teenager: Port Charlotte man arrested for vandalizing local Catholic school June 14, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff’s OfficeThe teenager told deputies she had alerted the store clerk of what was happening to ensure her safety while Northern left the store.The victim’s mother reported the crime to deputies and following an investigation of the evidence by Major Crimes, Northern was arrested.Northern is being held without bond. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Port Charlotte man arrested on 10 counts of child pornography June 4, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Port Charlottesexual acts Port Charlotte man arrested for sexual activity with a minor June 4, 2021 Advertisement CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – A Port Charlotte man was arrested for trying to solicit sexual acts from a 15-year-old girl at a gas station on Tuesday.The man, 49-year-old Jerome Northern, is facing a charge of lewd or lascivious conduct following the incident with the teenager at the Lucky Marathon convenience store.The victim told deputies she was approached by Northern around 2:50 p.m. while she was in the convenience store and tried to solicit sexual acts from her. Because of this, the victim began recording the interaction between Northern and her.In the video, deputies reported hearing Northern tell the teenager he was “at the motel, the Knights Inn,” saying he wanted to bring the teenager back to his room. He allegedly offered her $50-$60 in exchange for the sexual acts. last_img read more

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In Pictures: Boxer Donovan shares inspirational story at Portlaoise College

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter Home News In Pictures: Boxer Donovan shares inspirational story at Portlaoise College News New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening The second years of Portlaoise College were a captive audience for professional boxer and RTE boxing analyst Eric Donovan today.Fitting so much into a short space of time, Eric’s talk was ideal for teenagers covering so many aspects from dealing with setbacks and coming back from difficult situations to achieving personally and professionally.Still only in his early 30s Eric had so many experiences that the students could relate to and understand.The story begins with tales of school and how feelings of anxiety and not fitting in led him to being a disruptive student, something he regrets to this day.Dropping out of school at the age of 15, being a follower and not a leader at that point in his life was a really valuable message to pass on.Education was to play an important role in latter years and Eric returned to it at the age of 28. The message of making the most of education really hit home with the students.In the boxing ring Eric had a rollercoaster career, captain of the Irish amateur boxing team at the age of 15, multiple all Ireland medals, the first senior all Ireland champion for the St. Michael’s Athy club, becoming a member of the high performance national team, everything was on the rise for him.However, old habits die hard and Eric’s lack of commitment out of the ring was to prove his downfall. Not training as hard as he might, not having the correct lifestyle, resulted in failure to qualify for two Olympic games and the realisation that he needed to change his ways. ‘Good decisions make good things happen’ said Eric and a new chapter begins with an opportunity from RTE to be an analyst and commentator for the 2012 London Olympics and beyond.Boxing wasn’t over though and he took an opportunity to go to Kazakhstan to train and fight in a really tough environment, highlighting a major theme of his talk- the importance of perseverance.Really inspirational stuff and the journey is not over yet as his pro career is flying.The students asked some great questions to finish up and interacted with Eric, even getting the odd boxing demonstration!Our photographer Julie Anne Miller went along today and captured some great pictures: RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Previous articleLISTEN: Answering forum critics, goal celebrations and reasons for optimism – our latest GAA PodcastNext articleLaois senior football team named for Louth clash in Croke Park 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. Community In Pictures: Boxer Donovan shares inspirational story at Portlaoise College By Alan Hartnett – 31st January 2019 TAGSEric DonovanPortlaoise College SEE ALSO – Mountrath CS lose out in South-Leinster final in horrific conditions Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Community Council last_img read more

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Young Laois pianist uses Lockdown to celebrate 350th anniversary of famous composer

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Young Laois pianist uses Lockdown to celebrate 350th anniversary of famous composer Pinterest SEE ALSO – Terrifying ordeal for elderly Portlaoise couple following graveyard mugging Twitter Previous articleCoronavirus: Over 1,000 new cases and three further deathsNext articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, October 11, 2020 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. WhatsApp David Vesey This year, 2020, marks not only the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven but also the 350th anniversary of the birth of Irish composer Turlough O’Carolan.To celebrate the anniversary of the blind Celtic harper, composer and singer, young Laois pianist, David Vesey, who is well-versed in classical and traditional music, blended both styles to arrange and record three of O’Carolan’s airs for solo piano.The resulting five piano arrangements combine elements of classical and contemporary music highlighting the traditional Irish style of O’Carolan himself.David Vesey took advantage of the Pandemic lockdown to create these arrangements and to perform them.David Vesey, a 21 year old pianist from Abbeyleix, is in his final year of the BMus programme at the CIT Cork School of Music.He studies solo piano with Santa Ignace and Michael McHale, with frequent masterclasses with pianists such as Barry Douglas, Finghin Collins, Philip Martin, Pascal Nemirovski and Therese Fahy.David recently took part in the National Concert Hall’s “International Mastercourse” series, receiving an online masterclass from pianist Finghin Collins.David is also an accomplished traditional Irish musician, being a member of the Comhaltas “National Folk Orchestra of Ireland”.He is a former All – Ireland Fleadh champion and took part in the Comhaltas Tours of Ireland and Britain for 2017/18.David formed and led the group “Fiuntas”, and this group achieved 2nd place in the Siansa Gael Linn competition in 2017 at the National Concert Hall. Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival By Alan Hartnett – 10th October 2020 WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter TAGSAbbeyleixDavid Veseypianist Electric Picnic Home Lifestyle Entertainment Young Laois pianist uses Lockdown to celebrate 350th anniversary of famous composer LifestyleEntertainment Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Facebook Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic News last_img read more

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Work on Palisadoes Strip to Begin This Week

first_imgWork on Palisadoes Strip to Begin This Week UncategorizedFebruary 20, 2008 RelatedWork on Palisadoes Strip to Begin This Week RelatedWork on Palisadoes Strip to Begin This Week RelatedWork on Palisadoes Strip to Begin This Weekcenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Communications Manager at the Ministry of Transport and Works, Reginald Allen has said that work will begin on the Palisadoes strip this week.Mr. Allen informed JIS News that the work, which is part of the Ministry’s long term plans for the strip, is crucial at this time because of its gradual degradation resulting from rising sea levels.“Two contractors have been engaged to do remedial work on the strip, which should be getting off the ground any time now. They will be reveting the roads, which is to recover the sidewalks, that is to take back eight feet from the sea, but they have to put in the stones that can withstand the ravages of the sea,” he said.Reveting, he explained, is a meticulous technique that involves the packing of stones/rocks in such a way as to absorb the energy of the incoming water, thus preserving the sidewalks and offering protection. The stones used are typically hard ones that are exceedingly resistant, so as to armour and protect the land behind them.The Communications Manager pointed out that part of the problem with the strip is that there are five problem points/areas that are always being infiltrated by water.“Two are particularly significant.in those five areas. The water has essentially taken away the roadside, so at certain points you have the sea touching the edge of the actual driving surface,” he said. While not indicating the exact locations of these five points, Mr. Allen noted that they are spread out along the strip.He said that the work, which should have taken place from February 11, was halted because the contractors were storing the boulders, which were being specially sourced. “They have been storing boulders that are of a certain specification. The materials are on site and they are now at a point where they can start the work,” he said.The remedial work being done on the strip is a sub-project of the Cuban Road Repair project, that will be implemented over several phases.The work, which was started on a section of the Palisadoes strip, involves the use of large boulders to create a man-made barrier to protect the roadway from the high tides. “The project had started and a relatively small section had been done with huge boulders, which completely protected the peninsula from the sea side where there are a lot of storm surges. that area has never been penetrated since it was done,” he pointed out. Smaller boulders, however, will be used in the current remedial work on the strip.He added that the Cuban project was very expensive and as such it was discontinued. “It required extensive funding and would have to be done over time in stages,” he said.With the Ministry recognizing the significant benefits of the Cuban project, the decision was taken to submit it to the Caribbean Development Bank for funding, which they have now received.“The most critical thing is to reclaim the road sides so what they will be doing is putting in revetments, which is utilizing stones to reclaim the sidewalks and to put in physical measures to contain that level of infiltration, should we have significant weather,” he stressed.last_img read more

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Professor Errol Morrison for Round Table at Sports Congress

first_imgRelatedProfessor Errol Morrison for Round Table at Sports Congress RelatedProfessor Errol Morrison for Round Table at Sports Congress FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail President of the University of Technology (UTech), Professor Errol Morrison, is to participate in the International Congress on Sports for Peace and Development, which is being hosted by the Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, from September 13 to 16.Professor Morrison will be a panellist at the round table discussion on ‘Sports for Peace and Development: Social, Economic, Education, Cultural, Environmental and Political Dimensions’.In an interview with JIS News, the President Utech said he would be emphasising the fact that if more Jamaicans were involved in sports, physical activity and exercise, it would improve the health, quality of life and productivity of the population.“We want to promote more physical activity among the population in general. What we mean by physical activity, which includes sports and exercise, is any major muscular movement resulting in energy expenditure over and above the resting state. We want people to reduce their sedentary existence, and move about more, just using up that energy intake that they are having in their meals and drink,” he said.“Physical activity is the kind of thing that when regularly undertaken, can certainly improve quality of life and conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity,” he added.While some persons might think of physical activity as that which will only bring benefits on an individual level, the Professor in his paper, ‘Sports as a Door to Holistic Fitness’, points out that on the contrary, it can have a significant impact on the country and the Government coffers.“Regular physical activity results in stress reduction, work productivity and increased opportunities to develop social capital, through socialisation and personal and community development,” he wrote in his paper.“Data from the UK Government suggest that a target of 70 per cent of the population engaging in regular physical activity, would cut annual sick leave among the working population of some 29 million, by almost three million sick days, reduce the cost to the national health service by some 80 million British Pounds annually and boost the British economy by 487 million British Pounds annually,” he added.Given this situation, Professor Morrison believes that there needs to be a refocus on young people, as it relates to physical activity, as in the long run, it will redound to the benefit of the nation.“Many of our schools today don’t have physical education as part of their curriculum any more and we want to inculcate this kind of physical activity from literally the womb to the tomb. We need to reintroduce it to the curriculum of the schools, the early childhood, the primary, secondary and the tertiary schools. They need to have this opportunity to understand and get involved in some physical activity, that will help them in their day to day life,” he said.Jamaica has been getting a lot of attention since its performance at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and Professor Morrison is of the opinion that if the people can adopt a culture that embraces physical activity, then the country can set an example for the rest of the world to emulate.“The Beijing Olympics, represent the pinnacle of the sporting activity from the point of view of athletics, but it underpins the whole potential that the country has for performing at an international level and we are going to be in the focus internationally. If we can begin to demonstrate that we are very conscious of the role of a healthy lifestyle, in the quality and productivity of our people, then I think we can be a beacon to the rest of the world. We may not have a lot of money, but our quality of life and our style of life is one that can certainly be an example to the rest of the world,” he argued.The Congress will be opened by Prime Minister Bruce Golding, today (September 13).Sports Ministers from CARICOM and experts from Cuba, Spain, Kenya, Cameroon, the UK, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Inter-governmental Committee on Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS), will take part in the Congress, which is being held in association with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Advertisementscenter_img Professor Errol Morrison for Round Table at Sports Congress UncategorizedSeptember 14, 2008 RelatedProfessor Errol Morrison for Round Table at Sports Congresslast_img read more

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Four Lancaster academics among world’s top researchers

first_imgFour Lancaster academics among world’s top researchers From crop yields to coral bleaching, research by four Lancaster University academics has been included in this year’s list of Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate.The annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index.The Lancaster University highly cited researchers for 2020 are:· Professor Nick Graham, a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a Chair in Marine Ecology at the Lancaster Environment Centre. He tackles large-scale ecological and social-ecological coral reef issues under the overarching themes of climate change, human use and resilience. He has assessed the impacts of climate induced coral bleaching on coral reef fish assemblages, fisheries and ecosystem stability. He has studied the patterns and processes by which degraded coral reefs recover, and how this can be influenced by management.· Professor Steve Long, a Distinguished Professor of Crop Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society and Member of the US National Academy of Sciences. He uses computational and experimental approaches to improve photosynthetic efficiency, and works to address the effects of climate change on crop yield. He has been recognised as a highly cited researcher in the field of plant and animal science every year since 2005.· Professor Saidur Rahman is Professor of Energy Technology at Lancaster’s Department of Engineering and also Professor of Nanomaterials and Energy Technology at Sunway University, Malaysia. His work includes research into nanomaterials for renewable energy within Lancaster’s Energy Research Group. He has published more than 500 journal papers, a majority in top-ranking journals. Since his appointment to Lancaster, he has published nearly 60 journal articles, proceedings papers, book chapters and reviews with a Lancaster affiliation. He promotes collaborative links between Lancaster and Sunway and has worked with Lancaster’s Chemical Engineering and Energy Research Groups in applying for Malaysian Government and Newton Fund research grants in the areas of MXene nanofluids and concentrated solar power. He is ranked 49 in the field of Mechanical engineering and 50 in the field of energy among the global scientists published by the Mendeley database.· Professor Jess Chua is from Lancaster University Management School where he studies Entrepreneurship and Strategy with a particular focus on family firms. His research has made contributions to the most fundamental theoretical issues with respect to family firm goals, resources, and governance. He was also listed by Web of Science among the top 1% in citation for the 2010-2019 decade in the combined field of Economics and Business.Ranked in the top ten in three major national league tables, Lancaster University has a strong track record of excellence in both teaching and research – 83% of research at Lancaster was rated as either internationally excellent or world leading in the last Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF).Professor Louise Heathwaite, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise at Lancaster University, said: “I am so pleased to see both familiar and new names appearing on this list of critically leading and global highly-cited researchers; even more so as the areas of research excellence address themes such as environment and sustainability that are core to our institutional strategy. May I extend huge congratulations to all. We are delighted to see our colleagues recognised in this way.”David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said: “In the race for knowledge, it is human capital that is fundamental and this list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at Lancaster University who are having a great impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others.”The methodology that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information™ at Clarivate. It also uses the tallies to identify the countries and research institutions where these scientific elite are based.The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:climate change, coral bleaching, coral reef, Engineering, environment, Government, highly cited researcher, Lancaster University, Malaysia, renewable energy, resilience, Scientists, solar power, sustainability, technology, U.S., universitylast_img read more

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Surge testing to be deployed in parts of west London

first_imgSurge testing to be deployed in parts of west London Surge testing will start from today (Saturday 22 May) in some areas following the identification of confirmed cases of the B.1.617.2 variant, first identified in India. The cases have been instructed to self-isolate and their contacts are being identified.Working in partnership with the local authorities, NHS Test and Trace is providing additional testing and genomic sequencing in education settings and targeted areas across the 4 boroughs. Testing will be deployed in different ways in each borough in order to meet local needs. Local authorities will shortly confirm the areas where additional testing will be offered in their boroughs, and reach out directly to residents to ensure people come forward for testing to stop the spread of the virus.Everyone who lives, works or studies in the targeted areas and settings, including children, are being strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, whether they are showing symptoms or not. By using PCR testing, positive results can be sent for genomic sequencing at specialist laboratories, helping us to identify variant of concern (VOC) cases and their spread.If you have symptoms you should book a free test online or by phone so you can be tested at a testing site or have a testing kit sent to your home. If you have no symptoms, you should visit your local council’s website f /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:children, council, covid-19, education, Government, India, Internet, local council, London, meet, online, testing, UK, UK Government, virus, visit, websitelast_img read more

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Free disposal coupons help Vancouver and Clark County residents keep leaves out of streets

first_img 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). guestLabel Name*Email*Website guestLabelcenter_img I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Name*Email*Website Free disposal coupons help Vancouver and Clark County residents keep leaves out of streetsPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, September 30, 2019in: Community Newsshare 0 The annual coupon program allows local residents to bring leaves to a designated drop-off site for free disposal VANCOUVER — Fall brings vivid colors and piles of leaves. The popular Fall Leaf Coupon Program, courtesy of city of Vancouver and Clark County Public Works, is back to help.The annual coupon program allows local residents to bring leaves to a designated drop-off site for free disposal. Keeping leaves out of streets helps the City and County prevent clogged stormwater drains and localized flooding.From Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, Vancouver and Clark County residents can drop off up to 5 cubic yards of leaves at the designated sites, at no charge. Loads of leaves must be covered, and all bags of leaves must be emptied out at the disposal site. Branches and other yard debris, including those with a mix of leaves, are not covered by the coupon and will be charged at the regular disposal price.Coupons are required and must be filled out to be eligible for free disposal of leaves. Drop-off sites don’t have spare coupons, so be sure to get your coupon before going.  Here’s where to get your coupons:Clip it out of the Waste Connections Recycling newsletter, sent to all households in Clark County this fall.Print it out from the city of Vancouver Solid Waste webpage: www.cityofvancouver.us/solidwaste.Print it out from the Clark County Green Neighbors webpage:  https://bit.ly/2m6BfHBPlease note: Coupons in Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese are also available from webpages, above.Pick up a printed coupon from Vancouver City Hall, City of Vancouver Utility Services, and other city offices.There are four participating designated disposal sites this year, shown below and printed on the coupon. Please check with these sites for holiday hours.H & H Wood Recyclers, 8401 NE 117th Ave. Phone: (360) 892-2805. Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday, in October; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, November/December; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, all months.McFarlane’s Bark, 8806 NE 117th Ave. Phone: (360) 892-6125. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday October/November; Closed Sundays in December.Triangle Resources, 612 S.E. Union St, Camas. Phone: (360) 834-7253. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 NW Old Lower River Road. Phone: (360) 737-1727. Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays.In Vancouver, property owners are responsible for managing the leaves from their trees. The city does not have a service to pick up leaves. Deliberately raking or blowing of leaves into the street and leaving them in the street is unlawful. Street sweepers are generally no match for big, wet, heavy piles of leaves. The free leaf disposal program is intended to provide options for residents with a lot of trees, while also protecting stormwater systems and streets from localized flooding.Other options for leaf disposal include on-site composting or subscribing to Waste Connections’ optional yard debris service, available in portions of Clark County, or organics services, available within the city of Vancouver. Visit www.wcnorthwest.com or call (360) 892-5370 to subscribe or learn more. View this video showing how the city of Vancouver and residents can work together to manage fall leaves: https://youtu.be/jr3ogvYlY6E.Information provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 Business & Leadership awards recipients Next : Grant to help ESD 112 enhance support for young children with behavior challengesAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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