UK considers scrapping Trump-era tariffs on US whiskey and motorcycles

first_img Share It is believed that at least half of the deal has been drawn up, however there are a number of sticking points around US agricultural exports and the UK’s current digital services tax. Truss successfully got the US to agree to suspend US tariffs on Scotch whisky and other products earlier this year in a large step toward de-escalating trade tensions. whatsapp The UK will review its tariffs on US products like whiskey, tobacco and motorcycles in a bid to get Joe Biden to drop Trump-era tariffs on British steel. Stefan Boscia International trade secretary Liz Truss announced today that she would launch a six-week consultation with British businesses to consider “re-balancing measures” that could see some of the tariffs scrapped. whatsapp Monday 24 May 2021 12:07 pm “We now have the power to shape these tariffs so they reflect UK interests, and are tailored to our economy,” Truss said. Trump’s White House said the trade barriers were required for national security reasons, however the policy was widely thought to be a part of the ex-president’s attempt to boost US manufacturing. City A.M. exclusively reported in March that Truss and her allies believed this milestone could provide a path to the US scrapping other Trump tariffs.center_img International trade secretary Liz Truss said she wanted to “de-escalate trade tensions” so that the “US and UK can move forward to the next phase of their trading relationship” (Getty Images) International trade secretary Liz Truss said she wanted to “de-escalate trade tensions” so that the “US and UK can move forward to the next phase of their trading relationship” (Getty Images) Also Read: UK considers scrapping Trump-era tariffs on US whiskey and motorcycles Show Comments ▼ International trade secretary Liz Truss said she wanted to “de-escalate trade tensions” so that the “US and UK can move forward to the next phase of their trading relationship” (Getty Images) Also Read: UK considers scrapping Trump-era tariffs on US whiskey and motorcycles Resolving the trade dispute with the US over steel tariffs could mark another step toward the UK and US agreeing to a free trade deal. The UK’s tariffs on US goods were in retaliation for Donald Trump’s Section 232 tariffs on British steel and aluminium. “Ultimately, however, we want to deescalate these disputes so we can move forward and work closely with the US on issues like WTO reform and tackling unfair trade practices by non-market economies.” UK considers scrapping Trump-era tariffs on US whiskey and motorcycles “The UK will do whatever is necessary to protect our steel industry against illegal tariffs that could undermine British industry and damage our businesses. Truss said she wanted to “de-escalate trade tensions” so that the “US and UK can move forward to the next phase of their trading relationship”. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyBrake For It40 New Features In The 2021 Ford BroncoBrake For ItLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comlast_img read more

Can we ‘cure’ aging? Scientists disagree

first_img In the 1960s, Hayflick found that human cells divide only 40 to 60 times, after which they stop — even when their division is paused and then allowed to resume. This discovery, called the Hayflick Limit, indicates that even if a drug like metformin were effective at suspending aging, the end game stays the same.Aging is normalDr. Jonathan Flacker, an internist in geriatrics at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, said aging is simply not the same as an illness.“A disease is something not normal that some people get but not everybody gets,” he said. “The implication is that aging is abnormal and something nature didn’t intend.”Flacker is not terribly impressed with age-slowing drugs like metformin, either.“We’ll see,” he said. “The mechanisms that control aging are very fundamental and I think it likely that in trying to modify those pathways there will be some significant unanticipated consequences, but that’s why we have such studies in the first place.” While there is no formal campaign to add aging to the official list of diseases, new medical discoveries have opened the discussion. For instance, after studies showed that metformin, a common diabetes drug, could extend lifespan in rodents, researchers went to the federal Food and Drug Administration in June and won approval for human trials of the drug’s anti-aging properties.But there’s no assurance that the FDA would approve an anti-aging drug, even if the clinical trials are positive. The agency has never allowed such a drug on the market, because aging hasn’t been designated as a condition needing treatment.advertisement Experts interviewed by STAT differ on whether aging should be viewed as a disease, the extent to which it’s treatable — and whether doing so can help people live longer. Here’s what they had to say.Aging is a diseaseBiophysicist Alex Zhavoronkov believes that aging should be considered a disease. His company, Baltimore-based Insilico Medicine, Inc., is working on technologies around drugs to treat age-related illnesses. Zhavoronkov said that describing aging as a disease creates incentives to develop treatments. By Leah Samuel Dec. 29, 2015 Reprints Related: New medical discoveries have opened the discussion about whether aging should be added to the World Health Organization’s official list of diseases. Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images Hillary Clinton proposes funding surge to help cure Alzheimer’s by 2025 HealthCan we ‘cure’ aging? Scientists disagree Related: A progress report: Fighting the deadliest diseases, one step at a time Related: “It unties the hands of the pharmaceutical industry so that they can begin treating the disease and not just the side effects,” he said.“Right now, [people] think of aging as natural and something you can’t control,” he said. “In academia, people take aging research as just an interest area where they can try to develop interventions. The medical community also takes aging for granted, and can do nothing about it except keep people within a certain health range.”But if aging were recognized as a disease, he said, “it would attract funding and change the way we do health care.”Aging can be curedAubrey de Grey also advocates going after aging itself. He is chief science officer for the SENS Research Foundation, which conducts and funds research on regenerative medicine.“I don’t actually say aging is a disease,” he said. “Aging is bad for you, it’s a medical problem, but that’s just language.”What matters, de Grey added, is understanding that aging is curable.“It was always known that the body accumulates damage,” he said. “The only way to cure aging is to find ways to repair that damage. I think of it as preventive medicine for age-related conditions.”De Grey added that he is intrigued by the skepticism he finds.“It’s a curious thing, ” he said. “If you fix one disease of aging, that’s wonderful. If you fix two diseases, that’s wonderful.”Our lifespan is limitedLeonard Hayflick, a professor of anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco, said the idea that aging can be cured implies the human lifespan can be increased, which some researchers suggest is possible. Hayflick is not among them.“There are many people who recover from cancer, stroke, or cardiovascular disease. But they continue to age, because aging is separate from their disease,” Hayflick said. He added that even if those causes of death were eliminated, life expectancy “would still not go much beyond 92 years.”  Patients aren’t told that death is near until too late. We can do better Aging happens to all of us, and is generally thought of as a natural part of life. It would seem silly to call such a thing a “disease.”On the other hand, scientists are increasingly learning that aging and biological age are two different things, and that the former is a key risk factor for conditions such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and many more. In that light, aging itself might be seen as something treatable, the way you would treat high blood pressure or a vitamin deficiency.Those two are in the current International Classification of Diseases (ICD), a manual published by the World Heath Organization — but aging is not. The next revision of the manual is due out in 2018.advertisement Tags agingFDAgeriatricslast_img read more

A new biotech tries to bridge the drug innovation gap between East and West

first_img 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. Jonathan Chan A new biotech tries to bridge the drug innovation gap between East and West @JChanPharma Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More 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. What is it? What’s included?center_img A growing number of Chinese biotech companies are trying to bridge the drug innovation gap between the East and the West. Now, Overland Pharmaceuticals is joining the fray.The company, which launched earlier this month, is backed by Hillhouse Capital and will be led by co-founders Hua Mu and Ed Zhang, two venture partners who joined the Asia-focused private equity group earlier this year. By Jonathan Chan Dec. 14, 2020 Reprints Biotech [email protected] GET STARTED About the Author Reprints Tags biotechnologyChinaSTAT+last_img read more

Listen: Catherine Mezzacappa and Ruth Faden on vaccinations and pregnancy

first_img Tags Coronavirusreproductive healthVaccines By Patrick Skerrett Feb. 24, 2021 Reprints Editor, First Opinion Patrick Skerrett is the editor of First Opinion, STAT’s platform for perspective and opinion on the life sciences writ large, and the host of the First Opinion Podcast. Patrick Skerrett About the Author Reprints And if you have any feedback for us — First Opinion authors to feature on the podcast, mannerisms the host needs to jettison, kudos or darts — email us at [email protected] and please put “podcast” in the subject line.center_img @PJSkerrett First Opinion PodcastListen: Catherine Mezzacappa and Ruth Faden on vaccinations and pregnancy This week on “The First Opinion Podcast,” I talk with Catherine Mezzacappa and Ruth Faden about the long-standing reluctance to test and administer new vaccines, including those for Covid-19, in people who are pregnant.Mezzacappa, a newly vaccinated expectant mother and internal medicine resident physician at Yale New Haven Hospital, wrote recently about her experience being vaccinated while pregnant in a First Opinion titled “The effect of Covid-19 vaccines will — finally — be tested in pregnant people like me.” Faden, the founder and longtime director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and a leader in making vaccine testing and distribution more equitable, railed against this hesitation in a powerful 2018 First Opinion she wrote with two colleagues titled “An ‘indefensible’ decision: not vaccinating pregnant and lactating women in an Ebola outbreak.”Be sure to sign up for the weekly “First Opinion Podcast” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.advertisement [email protected] last_img read more

Car crashes into Greater Naples fire station

first_imgAdvertisementCollier EMS responded, but deputies have confirmed no one was injured. The cause of the crash is unknown. WATCH: Men rescued from Everglades plane crash after Taco Tuesday flight gone wrong June 9, 2021 COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A car crashed into the side of Greater Naples Fire Station 61 Friday afternoon. Firefighters came outside the station located at 525 Newport Drive to find the car. It also hit two parked cars and a golf cart before crashing into the building, according to witnesses. While crashing into the building the car also shattered a door at the station, witnesses said. Crews responding to Naples brush fire March 23, 2021 Naples firefighter receive ‘thank you’ notes from residents May 26, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS 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 commentscenter_img Crews respond to brush fire on Olde Florida Golf Club property March 27, 2021 Advertisement 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 AdvertisementTags: greater naples Advertisementlast_img read more

Decision on future of Portlaoise Hospital expected ‘in the summer’

first_img Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan expects that a decision on the future of Portlaoise Hospital will be made later in the summer.Speaking to Midlands 103, the Minister for Justice said that he is opposed to any downgrading on the facility.He is against the five year strategy by the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, which proposed establishing a medical assessment unit at the Laois facility while expanding services in Tullamore and Tallaght. Health Minister Simon Harris said last month he’s committed to securing its future, and a public consultation has begun.Minister Flanagan said: “I believe it is important that we recognise the centrality of Portlaoise Hospital as a health service provider.“I’m opposed to any downgrading of services in Portlaoise because I don’t believe there is the capacity within the health service to provide alternative arrangements.“I am in regular contact with Minister Harris on this issue.“I would expect that (a decision) will be later on in the summer.” Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Twitter Rugby WhatsApp Community Facebook Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Home News Decision on future of Portlaoise Hospital expected ‘in the summer’ News Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleAll of this week’s golf results from around the local clubsNext articleIs your child’s car seat fitted correctly? Get it checked in Des Hughes Motors this week 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. By Alan Hartnett – 15th May 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest Decision on future of Portlaoise Hospital expected ‘in the summer’ Pinterest Community SEE ALSO – Portarlington man climbs 15 mountains in 5 days to raise funds for rare syndromelast_img read more

Reinsurers’ outlook stable, Moody’s says

first_img U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s James Langton Related news Climate tide turns against oil companies: Moody’s Businessman making presentation with his colleagues and business strategy digital layer effect at the office as concept everythingpossible/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Amid rising losses stemming from floods, wildfires and hurricanes, profits for the global reinsurance industry are likely to remain under pressure, but the sector’s credit outlook is still stable, says Moody’s Investors Service.In a new report, the rating agency said that its outlook for global reinsurers in 2020 is stable due to the industry’s strong capital position, rising prices and increasing demand. Global insurers’ focus on ESG will impact energy sector: report Keywords Reinsurance,  Climate changeCompanies Moody’s Investors Service “Reinsurers’ capitalization is strong, with a significant cushion above regulatory and risk-based capital requirements, and prices have climbed, relieving some pressure on profitability,” Brandan Holmes, vice president and senior credit officer at Moody’s, said in a statement.Despite these trends, Moody’s said that industry profits remain under pressure, particularly as losses from natural disasters rise amid the ongoing effects of climate change.“Climate change makes the frequency and severity of natural hazards less predictable, making it harder for reinsurers to model and price appropriately,” it said.Additionally, Moody’s said that reinsurers are “increasingly exposed to asset risk as low interest rates encourage investment in lower quality corporate debt and illiquid assets.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

CDA to Host Bless the Children Concert

first_imgRelatedMinistries Partner to Provide Care for Wards with Disabilities Advertisements CDA to Host Bless the Children ConcertJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedNYS to Launch Entrepreneurship Competition FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedStudents Participate in Youth Forumcenter_img Photo: JIS PhotographerMiss Jamaica Festival Queen 2014, Anjell Bryan (right), is in discussion with Manager, Public Relations and Communications, Child Development Agency (CDA), Prudence Barnes, following the official launch of the Guardian Anjell Play and Learn Initiative on November 3, at the Guardian Life offices in Kingston. CDA to Host Bless the Children Concert CultureNovember 17, 2014Written by: Elaine Hartman Reckord The Child Development Agency (CDA) is inviting members of the public to bring shoe boxes of gifts for children in state care to the Bless the Children Candlelight Vigil and Concert scheduled for Emancipation Park on Wednesday, November 19, beginning at 6:00 p.m.The event, organised by the CDA, is being held to commemorate World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse.CDA is partnering with Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2014, Anjell Bryan on her Guardian Anjell Shoe Box Project, which encourages persons to pack shoe boxes with gifts for children in state care. Persons are being encouraged to donate items such as clothing, books, school supplies, toiletries, games and toys suitable for boys and girls ages zero to 18 years.“We are asking persons to bring their shoe boxes with gifts to the event, if possible, in support of this project,” Public Relations and Communication Manager at the CDA Prudence Barnes told JIS News.Miss Barnes said the main objective of the event is to remember those children who have lost their lives to violence. She said the CDA is also seeking to “increase awareness about child abuse, its negative effects and to engage the wider community in the fight to eliminate the scourge.”The event is taking place at a time when the Agency is celebrating its 10th Anniversary under the theme, “Protecting Children, Transforming Lives, Securing the Future.”“This is really an occasion for the Agency to reaffirm our commitment to the children of Jamaica while engaging the community to play its part in the effort to protect the nation’s children,” she said.The event will feature an official opening as well as performances by secular and gospel artistes.“This year, we will again have on the show favorites like Kevin Downswell and Duane Stephenson. They will be joined by other popular names such as Carlene Davis, Nickeisha Barnes, Rondell Positive, Omari and Droop Lion,” she added.There will also be performances by a number of schools including, Alpha Boys Band, Harbour View Primary, Lannaman’s Prep, and Lister Mair Gilby School for the Deaf. Story HighlightsThe Child Development Agency (CDA) is inviting members of the public to bring shoe boxes of gifts for children in state care to the Bless the Children Candlelight Vigil and Concert scheduled for Emancipation Park on Wednesday, November 19, beginning at 6:00 p.m.The event, organised by the CDA, is being held to commemorate World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse.CDA is partnering with Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2014, Anjell Bryan on her Guardian Anjell Shoe Box Project, which encourages persons to pack shoe boxes with gifts for children in state care. last_img read more

Santa Monica’s live theatre scene will soon emerge from its Covid slumber

first_imgHomeFeaturedSanta Monica’s live theatre scene will soon emerge from its Covid slumber Apr. 26, 2021 at 6:00 amFeaturedLifeNewsPeopleSanta Monica’s live theatre scene will soon emerge from its Covid slumberClara Harter2 months agoNewsSanta MonicatheatreTheatre: Local theatres plan for the return of in-person programming. Courtesy Photo After over a year without live performances, there is palatable optimism emanating from local theatres as they make tentative plans for the return of in-person programming.Starting this summer and expanding further during the fall, audiences will be welcomed back to performing arts venues across Santa Monica, although the experience will likely look a little different than they remember. Think capacity restrictions, pop up outdoor venues, and potentially showing proof of vaccination.Plans remain murky for the moment as directors await further guidelines from the County, but one thing is certain: everyone is absolutely jazzed by the prospect of in-person performances.“The one thing that makes live performance different from any other art form, is the word ‘LIVE’,” said Evelyn Rudie, co-artistic director of the Santa Monica Playhouse. “There is simply nothing like it — it’s a relationship with everything the word entails, and we feel that it is this connection that makes theatre such a vital component in the health and wellbeing of our local and global communities.”Currently live performances, both indoors and outdoors, are allowed in L.A. County. However there is a 15 percent capacity restriction that makes it financially unviable for all but the largest of venues to reopen.So while the 20,000 seat Staples Center is back in business, most local venues are awaiting Governor Newsom’s planned regulation relaxation on June 15 before they set performance dates.This summer and fall’s art scene will likely be characterized by smaller scale events such as one act plays, open mics, variety shows, and limited cast performances.“I’m planning right now that we will be back in the theatre in some capacity after the Fourth of July and then hopefully we’ll have a live audience in the theatre by the end of July or the beginning of August,” said Mike Myers, managing director of the Ruskin Group Theatre.Some of the first live performances will happen in creative outdoor settings, which allow for easier socially distanced seating.The Ruskin is hoping to launch an outdoor variety show at the Back on the Beach Cafe this summer while the Broad Stage is planning an outdoor run of six person opera ‘Birds in the Moon’ using a repurposed shipping container as a stage.Full-scale indoor shows with packed audiences, extensive sets, big casts, and multiple performances may have to wait until the new year. Currently the Morgan-Wixson Theatre and the Broad Stage are looking to January 2022 as the start date for their next ‘normal’ theatrical season.While the pandemic has been utterly devastating for the arts, local performance organizations were still able to find some silver linings.For the Santa Monica Playhouse, the past year provided an opportunity to vastly expand their outreach. Their Zoom classes attracted students from all over the country and as far afield as Israel. They plan on continuing some virtual classes and will livestream all their in-person performances to continue reaching an expanded audience.During the pandemic, The Broad Stage began hosting Zoom discussions between audience members and artists, and would like to continue doing so in the future.“These virtual events really open up a lot of doors, not only are we no longer bound by geography, but there’s an intimacy that develops when community members can engage in direct conversation with artists,” said Eric Bloom, Broad Stage director of artistic programming.Both the Morgan-Wixson and the Broad Stage used the pandemic as an opportunity to work on their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. They hosted several virtual discussions around these subjects and plan on incorporating lessons learned into their company culture and upcoming show selections.Looking forward audiences can expect a flourishing and tech-savvy theatre scene in Santa Monica with diverse casting and show offerings that are sure to [email protected] :NewsSanta Monicatheatreshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCrime WatchCrime WatchYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

Local woman living close to OZ wildfires says fear is palpable

first_img Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Local woman living close to OZ wildfires says fear is palpable Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 6, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews A Derry woman living close to the wildfire crisis in Australia says the fear among people is palpable. 24 people are known to have died, as dozens of fires continue to burn.While there has been rain and cooler temperatures, it’s expected to get much hotter again later this week.Speaking on today’s Nine Till Noon Show, Dervla says while people are trying to get on with their lives, they are living in constant fear that the fires will spread further:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleLeading Donegal GP questions free GP care for under 13sNext articleNumber of people on trolleys today would fill LUH twice over News Highland Pinterestlast_img read more