What They Did to Succeed

first_imgSome dreamed. Some talked about doing something. They started.Some listened to others. Some heard the voice of the critics. They ignored the others. They didn’t even hear the critics.Some never tried because they were too afraid to fail. They failed.Some never tried, and so some never learned. They learned.Some that did try and failed simply quit. They tried again.Some stopped. They kept going where others quit.Some disappeared. They were still there. They were still trying.They doubled their efforts and worked harder.They learned more.They innovated. They learned to change on the fly.They achieved some minor victories. They celebrated.They capitalized on the opportunities they created. They inched forward.They got smarter. They worked even harder.They improved. They grew stronger. They started winning more frequently. And They grew from win to win.Eventually, people started to say that they had succeeded. They were celebrated as overnight successes.They started.last_img read more

Sell Your Higher Price From In Front

first_imgThe real trick to defending your pricing and the value you create it do so proactively, to get in front of it. This post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet.The last thing you want to do is to defend your pricing after it comes under attack by a low-priced competitor. Value is tougher to defend when you are on your back foot. Worse, there are stakeholders in every company who are easily swayed by the big lie that you can have better results, better service, and greater outcomes while making a smaller investment in those results.The RecipeSell your value proposition from the start: If your price is higher than your competitor’s, make that point clear from the very beginning of the sales process. It isn’t a secret–or it isn’t going to be a secret for long. Make it known that your price is higher but that the value you create is greater. Your value proposition is what it is; wear it proudly.Justify your higher price: All things being equal, your client is right to choose the lowest price. It is your responsibility to explain to them why your price is higher and why you are worth paying more. It isn’t obvious to them, and it isn’t there job to understand your value proposition–these outcomes belong to you as the salesperson. You justify it–and teach them to do the same.Take credit for producing the value you create: Your clients are under a continuous and unrelenting assault from your competitors. I once had a competitor send a letter to my clients telling them how much they could save by firing me and hiring them. Your competitors are aggressive. The time to defend the value you create isn’t after you are under assault. Report your results. Take credit for the value you create–and do so proactively, not after you are under pressure.Move to higher levels of value: Fear complacency. You need to move to higher levels of value. You need to move from new idea to execution to new idea. Creating new value will keep you one step ahead of your lower priced competitors and it will keep you off your back foot.last_img read more

Why Do My Salespeople Turnover?

first_imgThe sales leader asked a question to a group of us on the stage at the OutBound Conference. He asked, “How do I hire salespeople that won’t turnover.” Because of the limited time we had remaining, I didn’t answer the question, but it does require an answer.There are two ways to look at your results in an area like this. The first way is to assume that the salespeople are to blame. The second way is to assume that you are to blame. Only one of these ways of viewing this challenges is helpful improving your results.Nothing Is My FaultIf you believe that your salespeople are all bad, then hiring another bunch of salespeople isn’t going to improve your results. The next group is going to be equally bad. If nothing is your fault, then there is nothing you can change. You surely won’t believe that you are the source of the problem. How could you be? You’re not the one failing to sell.Absolving yourself of responsibility only ensures that you turn over more salespeople. How could it be otherwise when you are not to blame and there is nothing you can do?Everything Is My FaultIf it’s your fault that the salespeople you hire are turning over, then you are empowered to do something about it.It may be that your hiring process isn’t good, but that isn’t as likely as another reason your salespeople turnover. The more likely reason is that you aren’t as committed to their success as you need to be. The likely reason they turnover is that they aren’t being well led, well managed, and well coached. It’s also likely that they aren’t being trained and developed to succeed in sales.If I had to bet, I’d bet the salespeople are failing due to neglect in these areas before I would look to any other factor.General US Grant was the fourth General to command the Union Army. The enemy didn’t change, nor did the terrain. The resources didn’t change, nor did the Colonels and Captains. The only factor that changed was the leader. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Dalai Lama reaches Tawang, to start religious discourses

first_imgTibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama arrived here on Friday along with Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu amid protests by China.The exiled Tibetan leader, who was to reach Tawang by chopper on April 4, travelled over 550 km on the road from Guwahati due to bad weather.He covered 140 km from Dirang in West Kameng district accompanied by Mr. Khandu, with a 30 km stretch of the route at Sela being partly snow covered and having turned muddy and slippery due to the melting snow.State police and paramilitary personnel are keeping vigil between Dirang and Tawang, particularly at Sela (13,700 feet).Tawang has been decorated with colourful prayer flags and flowers with the roads repainted and the drains cleaned. “A series of religious discourses by the Dalai Lama will begin tomorrow. He will stay at the Tawang monastery for four nights before leaving on April 11,” Tawang Deputy Commissioner Sang Phuntso said.His first stop was Bomdila, headquarters of West Kameng district, from where Chinese soldiers retreated after the 1962 war. A day after after delivering sermons in Bomdila, he spent two days at Dirang, about 40 km north of Bomdila, where he consecrated the Thupsing Dhargye monastery.Tight securitySecurity has been strengthened around the Tawang monastery and the Yid-Ga-Choezin ground where the spiritual leader will deliver his sermons.The 336-year-old monastery is the largest in India and second largest in the world after Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.Perched on a cliff at 10,000 feet, the monastery is known in Tibetan as ‘Tawang Gaden Namgyal Lhatse,’ meaning celestial paradise chosen by the horse. It belongs to the Gelugpa school of Mahayana Buddhism and had a religious connection with Lhasa’s Drepung Monastery that continued during the British rule.Chinese state media said on Wednesday that India was using the Dalai Lama as a diplomatic leverage to challenge China’s “bottom line.”last_img read more

Odisha extends free cancer treatment to all districts

first_imgThe Odisha government extended free treatment for cancer patients in the whole State from Tuesday. Under the programme, all cancer patients can avail chemotherapy and consultations from oncologists free of cost at all district headquarters hospitals. Renowned cancer specialist Dinesh Pendharkar is supervising the programme pro bono.This is expected to reduce the burden on the Acharya Harihara Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC), Cuttack. Apart from Odisha, patients from West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh critically depend on the AHRCC. Earlier, the same facilities were available in only 13 hospitals in the State.Announcing free cancer treatments in all districts, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “Patients from rural areas and tribal-dominated pockets would be benefited immensely from the programme. This will help reduce the financial and psychological burden on people.”Moreover, radiotherapy centres will be set up at Nabarangpur, Jharsuguda, Angul and the Bhubaneswar Capital Hospital at an estimated cost of ₹ 40-50 crore per centre in the next two years. These centres would help detect cancer at a primary stage, said Mr. Patnaik.In the first phase of the free cancer treatment programme, about 5,000 patients have been benefited.last_img read more

Kashmiri separatist leaders condemn terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims

first_imgSeparatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir condemned the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Anantnag district tonight, saying the incident “goes against Kashmiri ethos.”In a joint statement, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik expressed grief over the killing of seven Amarnath yatris.“The incident goes against the very grain of Kashmiri ethos. The Amarnath yatra has been going on peacefully for centuries and is part of yearly rhythm and will remain so,” it said.“Our heart goes out to the families of the bereaved and we express our heartfelt condolences,” they said.last_img

Kasganj police chief transferred

first_imgThree days after communal violence broke out on Republic Day at Kasganj in western Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government on Monday sacked the district police chief for negligence.Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar Singh has been transferred to the police training school in Meerut and Piyush Srivastava, SP of the training school, to Kasganj.The police have so far lodged a total of five FIRs in the incident, which broke out during an unauthorised bike rally by a group of youths.Chandan Gupta, 20, was shot dead while several others were injured in the violence.According to data of the district police, a total of 112 persons have been arrested so far. Of these 31 were named in the FIRs.”Don’t spit at the sky”Government spokesperson and Minister Sidharth Nath Singh hit out at the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for blaming the ruling BJP for the incident. “When the SP and the BSP target us, if you point one finger, two point right back at you. One should not spit at the sky, Akhilesh ji should keep in mind that the spit will fall on him,” Mr. Singh said in Varanasi.He said the Opposition, especially the SP, prompted only one ideology when it was it power. “The introduction of appeasement they gave, we all know about it. Jobs and posts were created for one specific caste and no FIRs could be lodged against a specific religious community,” he said.SP chief Akhilesh Yadav had criticised the BJP government for ”failing” to see through the January 26 function peacefully. “If there is anyone responsible for the incident, it is the government. I feel the government wants to create fear and reap benefit out of it,” Mr. Yadav said.last_img read more

Jammu and Kashmir avalanche: one dead, 3 other bodies recovered

first_imgOne civilian was killed in a fresh avalanche that was triggered in Bandipora’s Gurez on Thursday. Meanwhile, the bodies of three hunters missing after an avalanche hit them six days ago were also found in Kupwara.A police official said the avalanche hit Hassangam-Malangam in Bandipora’s Tulail. “Two persons, Abdul Aziz Beigh, 25, and Haleem Beigh, 23, were injured. However, Beigh succumbed to his injuries,” said the police.In north Kashmir’s Kupwara, a six-day-long rescue operation was wrapped up on Thursday after the rescuers recovered the three missing persons, who had gone for hunting on February 4.The persons were hit by an avalanche at Guchibal Behak area. A joint rescue team of police, State Disaster Respoense Force and the Army was pressed into action.The deceased were identified as Ghulam Mohammad Lone, 37, Mohammad Altaf Mir, 25, and Bashir Ahmad Ganaie, all residents of Kupwara’s Lolab area.last_img read more

West Bengal poll panel cancels its order extending time to file panchayat poll nominations

first_imgThe West Bengal State Election Commission on Tuesday cancelled its order extending the date of filing nominations for panchayat elections. Though the last day of filing nominations was Monday, the Commission had extended it till 3 p.m. on Tuesday following complaints that Opposition candidates had been prevented from filing papers.The new notification says, “It appears that there was no specific direction by the Supreme Court of India for extension of the nomination date. Therefore, on perusal of all the papers and considering all the points, the Commission hereby recalls the said order and therefore rescinds the (previous) order.” The decision has generated severe discontent among Opposition party leaders. They alleged that State Election Commissioner A. K Singh was “pressured” by Trinamool Congress leaders to cancel his earlier order.The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), women’s wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), staged a demonstration outside the Commission’s office in South Kolkata.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Kushinagar train accident: Stop drama, Yogi Adityanath tells protesting crowd

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday faced protests during his visit here to get a first hand account of the train-school van collision that left 13 children dead.As Mr. Adityanath reached the accident spot after visiting the district hospital, an angry crowd raised slogans against the railway and local authorities.The Chief Minister tried to pacify them using a megaphone. “Narebazi band karo, nautanki band karo” [stop raising slogans, stop this drama]. I have come here to express my sympathies,” he said.However, the protesters were not satisfied and some of them squatted on the railway track.They demanded that railway personnel should be posted at the level-crossing to avoid such accidents.Members of the Bar Council, Kushinagar, also complained about the “irresponsible attitude” of the district hospital staff. “As soon as they saw 13 bodies, senior officials of district hospital at Kushinagar referred four injured children and the driver to the BRD Hospital without even administering first aid,” they told the Chief Minister.last_img read more

DU professor Saibaba’s bail plea hearing adjourned

first_imgThe Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on June 29 adjourned the hearing on the bail application of former Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba till July 19. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for Naxal links in 2017. His lawyers had moved the bail application citing his deteriorating health condition inside the jail. However, government pleader Prashant Sathiyanathan requested for more time to file an additional affidavit, which the court agreed to.last_img

Bihar Assembly adjourned over Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case

first_imgThe Opposition party Rashtriya Janata Dal raised the issue of Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case in the State Assembly and alleged that the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government was “protecting” the main accused Brajesh Thakur.“The Nitish Kumar-led government has been protecting the main accused Brajesh Thakur in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case of girls, as he is politically close to him,” alleged Leader of the Opposition Tejaswi Yadav.His party leaders too supported him and demanded CBI inquiry into the case. Brajesh Thakur was the owner of the NGO which was running the affairs of the state-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur in which 44 girls, all aged between 7-18 years were living. The rape of at least 16 girls have been confirmed in medical test done at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).“Other girls report of medical test are awaited,” said Muzaffarpur Senior Superintendent of police Harpreet Kaur. Mr. Thakur was arrested within 48-hours after the sexual plight of the girls was exposed. A police complaint was lodged by the state social welfare department. Altogether 10 persons, including seven women, have been arrested and sent to jail.Responding to Tejaswi Yadav’s allegations, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi told the Speaker that his government “neither protects anyone, nor implicate.”“My government would recommend for speedy trial in the case…people have been arrested in the case and sent to jail and we would also recommend for probe into the affairs of all shelter homes and short stay homes in the state,” said Sushil Modi.Mr Modi also raised the issue of RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav who was earlier arrested and sent to jail in connection with a rape case of a minor girl of Nalanda district.“What about Raj Ballabh Yadav?…why he had gone to meet RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav when he was absconding in the rape case?” asked Sushil Modi.Amid pandemonium the assembly Speaker Vijay Choudhury adjourned the House till lunch.last_img read more

Haryana Cabinet gives nod for 10% reservation to EWS

first_imgThe Haryana government on Wednesday decided to grant 10% reservation to persons belonging to the economically weaker sections in direct recruitment to Group A, B, C and D posts in all departments, boards, corporations and local bodies of the State government, besides in admissions to all government and government-aided educational institutions.The decision was taken at a meeting of the State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.Income from all sourcesAn official statement said only those whose gross income is below ₹6 lakh per annum would be eligible. “Income will include income from all sources. That is salary, agriculture, business and profession and income for the financial year prior to the year of application,” it said.Moreover, a family will include the person who is seeking reservation — his/her parents, spouse and children and siblings below the age of 18 years, the statement said.The statement added that persons whose family owns or possesses five acres of agricultural land and above; residential flat of 1,000 square feet and above; residential plot of 100 square yards and above in notified municipalities; residential plot of 200 square yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities; and any immovable property worth more than ₹1 crore would be excluded from the quota irrespective of the family income.The Cabinet also approved the draft of the Haryana Laws (Special Provisions) Bill, 2019, to make special provisions for all districts of Haryana falling under the National Capital Region for a period of one year.“This Act will be called the Haryana Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2019. It will help to phase out specified agricultural and allied activities propelled vehicles — tractors and combine harvesters — using diesel as fuel from the districts of Haryana falling in the NCR gradually in compliance with the directions of the Supreme Court without causing hardship to farmers and allied in the districts falling in the NCR,” said the statement.Textile policyThe Cabinet also gave its nod to amend the Textile Policy-2018. “Anchor units have been defined as an enterprise with fixed capital investment of ₹100 crore or more which provides employment to 1,000 people or more, with at least 70% of the total unskilled employment to the people of Haryana domicile and at least 30% of overall employment to the people of Haryana domicile,” the statement added.last_img read more

Vehicle used in Kishtwar attack seized

first_imgThe police have seized the car used in the Kishtwar terror attack in which a senior RSS functionary and his PSO were killed, an officer said on Sunday. The vehicle was recovered from an area in Kishtwar district, he said. Police have released a photograph of the owner of the vehicle, Zahid Hussain, who had been absconding since the attack, the officer said. “We have identified and tracked down a vehicle (used in the terror attack). We have identified its owner also,” IGP, Jammu Zone, M.K. Sinha said. Hussain has reportedly joined terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. According to sources, the car had a false number plate and had changed hands four times.last_img

E.U. Postpones Horizon 2020 Talks With Switzerland After Immigration Vote

first_imgNo more medals? Not competing for ERC grants would be like not participating in the Olympics, says Dominique Arlettaz, vice president of the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities. University of Lausanne BRUSSELS—Swiss scientists could be the first to feel the effects of a referendum in which Swiss people agreed to cap the entry of migrants into their country. As an indirect consequence of the vote, held on 9 February, the European Union has postponed negotiations to include Switzerland as an associated country to Horizon 2020, the bloc’s research and innovation program, and to the higher education program Erasmus+, which both run from 2014 through 2020.Switzerland has been an associated country to the European Union’s research programs since 2004; this means that Swiss researchers are eligible for funding just like scientists from an E.U. member state. Both sides assumed that the agreement would soon be renewed and would apply retrospectively from the beginning of Horizon 2020 on 1 January.But the immigration referendum got in the way—indirectly. The European Union expects Switzerland to include Croatia, which entered the union last year, in its agreement on the free movement of persons. But after the vote, Switzerland informed Croatia that it would not be able to sign the deal in its current form.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The European Commission had warned that not honoring the Croatian deal would endanger Switzerland’s association agreements for Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+. “A round of negotiations was due to take place last Wednesday [12 February] but was postponed,” a commission official tells ScienceInsider in an e-mail, adding that the commission is waiting for more “clarity” from Switzerland, and that time is running short. “The window of opportunity in which to reach an association agreement is small and closing fast (we are talking about days, not weeks),” the official says. “Even if we got an agreement tomorrow we would still need to jump through a lot of procedural hoops before it could provisionally enter into force.”While Switzerland’s status remains uncertain, the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation has urged scientists to “continue to respond to and actively participate in open calls for Horizon 2020.” In a note published today, the secretariat says that it is “working with the EU on a solution” that would enable Swiss scientists to take part in the program anyway by September 2014, when the first Horizon 2020 contracts are to be signed.If Switzerland lost its associated country status, it would be considered as a third country. To prepare for this possibility, “[p]otential Swiss project partners should make sure that the proposal respects the required minimum number of consortium partners from 3 institutions from 3 different EU member states or associated states (not including Switzerland),” the secretariat recommends.Under a third country scenario, Swiss institutions would not be able to host grantees from the prestigious European Research Council (ERC). Dominique Arlettaz, vice president of the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities, said this would be a great loss for the country’s science. “It’s a bit as if our skiers were told: ‘You ski very well but you won’t be able to go to the Olympic Games […] to measure against skiers from all over the world’,” Arlettaz told French-speaking public radio station La 1ère today.The delays do not affect scientists who receive money from Horizon 2020’s predecessor, the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7): These projects will be funded until they end. The Human Brain Project—a giant 10-year project in which Swiss scientists play an important role—will also be funded until the spring of 2016 from FP7’s budget, the secretariat said.To become associated with FP7, Switzerland paid about €1.6 billion into the E.U. budget, according to the commission. At the last count in November 2013, Swiss researchers took part in about 3000 projects under FP7, receiving €1.8 billion from the European Union. These figures include about €500 million going to more than 300 ERC grantees.last_img read more

RIKEN to investigate STAP papers yet again

first_imgRIKEN, Japan’s network of national labs, today announced a new investigation into two papers reporting a sensational but now-discredited way of making stem cells. A brief announcement on RIKEN’s website states that the committee will look into issues concerning the papers and related cell lines that have emerged since a previous committee probing for research misconduct completed its work. The earlier committee found lead author Haruko Obokata, of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, guilty of research misconduct for fabrications and falsifications in the papers, published online in Nature on 29 January, which describe a strikingly simple way of deriving stem cells called STAP, for stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency. Nature retracted the papers on 2 July.One possible target of the investigation is the apparent introduction of material from a mouse strain not being used in the experiments into the STAP cell lines. A RIKEN official told Science that the committee members are still being selected and that their names will not be made public until they complete their report.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)A third RIKEN-appointed committee recommended institutional reforms in the wake of the debacle. Another panel reported on 27 August that so far it has been unable to reproduce the STAP results following the protocol given in the papers.last_img read more

Bad bugs inspire White House task force and $20 million prize

first_imgIn the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the U.S. government is dangling a new incentive: a $20 million prize for a quick diagnostic test to recognize highly resistant infections. The prize is just one in a slew of actions announced by the White House today to signal its greater attention to the threat of antibiotic-resistant microbes.Alongside the prize, the administration announced a national strategy that sets goals to be achieved by 2020, including better surveillance of highly resistant infections, faster development of new antibiotics, and more judicious use of existing drugs. The president also signed an executive order creating both an advisory council of nongovernmental experts and an interagency task force, co-chaired by the secretaries of the Health and Human Services (HHS), Defense, and Agriculture departments. “This represents a major elevation of the issue, a major upgrading of the administration’s effort to help address it,” said John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, during a press conference today.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The diagnostics prize, co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, will be the subject of an upcoming public meeting, where HHS will ask for feedback to zero in on the kind of test that would be most useful, the White House explained in a fact sheet also released today.Meanwhile, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its ideas on ways to meet some of those broad goals. Their report on combating antibiotic resistance suggests, for example, a national network of laboratories to track highly resistant cases, and the widespread use of genome analysis to trace resistant strains to the origin of an outbreak. They also encourage the Food and Drug Administration to create a new approval pathway for urgently needed antimicrobials. Among their more concrete suggestions: that the administration provide $150 million per year over 7 years for basic research that might lead to new antibiotics or to “non-traditional” ways to overcome infections.The administration, of course, doesn’t have to do any of those things. The newly established task force will address suggestions from the PCAST report, but won’t necessarily accept them, Holdren said. The task force has until 15 February 2015 to offer up its own action plan.last_img read more

Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare To Own Over 30 Hospitals In India After Fortis Deal

first_imgMalaysia’s IHH Healthcare Berhad is set to take control of Fortis Healthcare after its bid of up to Rs 7,300 crore for a 57 per cent stake in the hospital chain was chosen over that of rival Manipal group. The Fortis board of directors picked up IHH offer to infuse Rs 4,000 crore by way of subscription to preferential shares, over rival TPG-Manipal consortium’s offer that included Rs 2,100 crore infusion and merger of Manipal Hospitals with Fortis Healthcare.Read it at Business Today Related Itemslast_img