Babcock shares rise as it stays on track to engineer revenue growth

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Tags: Trading Archive Babcock shares rise as it stays on track to engineer revenue growth Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndoBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushUndo The engineering services firm’s order book stands at around £18bn while the firm has £14bn in its pipeline of opportunities, it said in its trading update for the six months to the end of September.Around 87 per cent of revenue is now in place for 2018/19, the firm said, while 57 per cent of revenue for 2019/20 is in place.Shares rose nearly three per cent in early morning trading.Babcock said it would double down on the “sustainable growth” opportunities in its four sectors – marine, land, aviation and Cavendish nuclear – after realigning the business to focus on these in 2017.It has continued to pare down operations over the last few months, in July announcing its intention to exit some non-strategic, low-margin businesses in its land business. It’s also quit its presence in the North America mining and construction support industries, and has agreed the sale of its media services arm for around £30m, expecting that to complete in the coming months.These follow Babcock quitting the UK renewables and civil infrastructure spaces last year.It intends to exit its South Africa power lines business in the second half of the year, while it plans to “reshape” its oil and gas crew change business to improve performance.Babcock signed a five-year deal with the Ministry of Defence (MoD), while its energy business saw it sign seven new contracts to provide liquid gas equipment systems with international customers.The MoD will also hand it £120m for equipment maintenance as part of its defence support group contract, while it was named the preferred bidder for a £100m rail services contract in Northern Ireland. Joe Curtis It expects full-year revenue to grow in low single digits. Engineering services firm Babcock saw shares tick upwards on news it remains on track to deliver slightly higher revenue while cutting debt. Share Wednesday 19 September 2018 8:36 amlast_img read more

From Hip-Hop History to Haunted Places, These Offbeat L.A. Tours Aren’t…

first_imgLandmarksL.A. HistoryFrom Hip-Hop History to Haunted Places, These Offbeat L.A. Tours Aren’t Just for TouristsWe sent a New Zealander on some of the city’s most unusual tours, but locals will like them tooBy Daniel Smith – January 28, 20202915ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItEach year some 50 million people visit Los Angeles. Many of them turn to popular tours offered by TMZ or Starline, but for those looking to explore beyond the usual sightseeing spots, there are more offbeat options. We sent a visitor from New Zealand on four lesser-known tours to see some sides of the city that should delight both tourists and longtime Angelenos.L.A. Hood Life Tourshttps://www.instagram.com/p/Box-xl4FdJ1/While Hodari Sababu was serving 13 years for a drug-trafficking conviction, he had an idea: If millions of people visit L.A. every year, some of them might want to check out the hood. So in 2010 he launched L.A. Hood Life Tours. Things got off to a too-real start, with some customers getting held up at gunpoint. But Sababu, who just happens to be the stepfather of rapper the Game, had a sit-down with the thieves and says things are safer now. His tour experience squeezes travelers into a nondescript van, where blunts and 40s of Olde English are passed about as you cruise Crenshaw Boulevard, through Watts, and various sections of Compton, including past the famous Tupac mural. Gawking at the area’s most dangerous neighborhoods feels morally dubious at times, but the information from knowledgeable guides is largely positive, touching on the artistic and cultural movements that have come out of L.A.’s most economically blighted neighborhoods. $75/three hours.Rock ‘n Walk Tourshttps://www.instagram.com/p/B3zdfCspkF6/Have you ever wanted to stand on the same hotel rooftop that Led Zeppelin tossed televisions off of? Or sit on the sticky leather divan where countless stars have done the deed? Well, this may be the tour for you. It begins in a corner booth of Barney’s Beanery and takes you through greasy coke dens, Prohibition-era hooch hideouts, and the forgotten hot spots where everyone from Jim Morrison to Ron Jeremy got down. Guide Jon D’Amico, a musician who’s been partying on the Sunset Strip for decades, has as much energy and passion as a hair-metal band that just signed to open for Motley Crüe. Sure, much of what he shares is more gossip than fact, but it’s a good time if you like to rock. $40-$50/three hours.Esotourichttps://www.instagram.com/p/B7zX-gyBBjQ/Who would have guessed that California rocket science is explicitly linked to tantric sex, L. Ron Hubbard, and a dangerous spell called Babalon Working performed on the site of the Ridgecrest earthquakes? These are some of the tamer facts I learned on Esotouric’s Pasadena Confidential tour. Led by husband-and-wife team Richard Schave and Kim Cooper, it was an intensely dark and deeply researched experience that had our chartered bus gingerly navigating the dark corners of Pasadena’s past. Other Esotouric adventures­—such as Haunts of a Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski’s Los Angeles and The Real Black Dahlia—promise to be equally surprising and informative. $64/four hours.Haunted House Ghost Tourshttps://www.instagram.com/p/BND0WmBjUDX/Michael J. Kouri says his hands tremble every time he crosses paths with a spirit. On our tour through the Pasadena Mountain View Mausoleum, Kouri—hailed as a “ghost magnet” by no less than Barbara Walters—claimed to detect several ghouls. He encouraged his tourists to snap photos of apparitions with the automatic flash off so that they could later scrutinize their shots and debate whether they had encountered something supernatural or just need to clean their iPhone lens. I didn’t feel like I actually came across any ghosts; the scariest thing I saw was the possibly asbestos-laden paint peeling on the mausoleum ceiling—but that doesn’t mean you won’t connect with the other side. Spirits react to different energies, and I was probably too much of a note-scribbling skeptic to draw any paranormal attention that day. Kouri offers tours of many supposedly haunted areas, including Altadena, Chinatown, and Olvera Street. $25-$125, three to six hours.RELATED: Inside the Forensics Seminars Where Laypeople Learn About L.A.’s Most Gruesome CrimesStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGStourstourismEsotouricPrevious articleDaily Brief: Lakers-Clippers Postponed, Rainbo Records Shutters, and MoreNext articleAll the Hollywood Awards Shows Are Going Vegmicaelam RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR11 Iconic Modernist Homes You Can Visit in L.A.Tour Buses Are Plaguing L.A. Neighborhoods—but Residents Are Fighting BackPile In: The José Huizar Corruption Scandal Is Going to Be a Bus Tourlast_img read more

23andMe’s lesson for Silicon Valley: ‘Put aside the skepticism, and engage’

first_imgHealth What is it? 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. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images 23andMe’s lesson for Silicon Valley: ‘Put aside the skepticism, and engage’ Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED 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. Log In | Learn More In the end, the secret sauce behind Thursday’s milestone announcement by the Food and Drug Administration to permit 23andMe to market genetic tests for diseases directly to consumers was hard-earned trust.Now the company will be able to include information on the genetic predisposition for 10 important conditions or diseases — including Parkinson’s and late-onset Alzheimer’s — from a single saliva test that costs $199. The move comes four years after FDA banned 23andMe from selling such data, forcing it back to the drawing board. With exceptions for some tests, such as the genetic marker for breast cancer that often leads to surgical intervention, the agency intends to let the company offer similar tests without premarket review — a landmark for the genetic testing industry as a whole. Tags diagnosticsgeneticspolicySTAT+ GET STARTED By Charles Piller April 10, 2017 Reprints What’s included?last_img read more

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox introduces account verification

Liberty Reserve ran US$6 billion money-laundering scheme, say U.S. prosecutors On Friday, a prominent exchange for Bitcoins, Mt. Gox, announced that it is now requiring identity verification. “The Bitcoin market continues to evolve, as do regulations and conditions of compliance for Mt. Gox to continue bringing secure services to our customers. It our responsibility to provide a trusted and legal exchange, and that includes making sure that we are operating within strict anti-money laundering rules and preventing other malicious activity,” it said. So, starting May 30, all Mt. Gox user accounts must be verified in order to perform any currency deposits and withdrawals. Bitcoin deposits do not need verification, and, for now, neither do withdrawals. The firm noted that it has more than doubled its verification support staff in the past two months. The allegations against Liberty Reserve have not been proven, but U.S. authorities are alleging that the anonymity it provides enabled fraudsters, hackers, and traffickers to use it to launder illicit proceeds. The U.S. Department of the Treasury also designated Liberty Reserve “a financial institution of primary money laundering concern”, and proposed rules banning financial firms from processing transactions involving the firm. Bitcoin surge doesn’t affect damages, B.C. court says James Langton BoC digital currency would be greener than Bitcoin, deputy says Related news In the wake of charges against virtual currency firm Liberty Reserve S.A., earlier this week, Bitcoin exchange firm Mt. Gox announced that it will now require identity verification for currency transactions. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York brought charges against Costa Rica-based Liberty Reserve and seven individuals earlier this week alleging that Bitcoins, a peer-to-peer virtual currency, are being used to facilitate money laundering. U.S. businesses may have to report crypto assets to IRS Keywords Money laundering,  Cryptoassets Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

OSC permanently bans convicted fraudster

first_img Keywords FraudCompanies Ontario Securities Commission According to the OSC decision, Lewis was convicted by a jury following a 39-day trial, which heard that he allegedly defrauded 33 investors of $7.5 million between 2004 and 2011, as part of “an elaborate mortgage investment scam in the nature of a Ponzi scheme.” Lewis was sentenced to seven years in prison for his criminal conviction, and ordered to repay the $7.5 million to investors. “It is in the public interest to sanction Mr. Lewis,” the OSC panel ruled, noting that the misconduct involved securities and caused serious harm. Evidence at trial established that, while Lewis did invest a small portion of the money he received from investors in mortgages, most of it was returned to other investors as part of the scheme, or diverted for personal use, the OSC panel noted. “In such circumstances, when large scale fraud is involved and investors have suffered severe harm, permanent bans for cease trading and market prohibitions are necessary to provide both specific and general deterrence,” the panel said. “Such sanctions are prospective to protect Ontario investors in the future.” Lewis consented to the commission’s bid to sanction him, the panel noted. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has permanently banned a convicted fraudster from the capital markets. The OSC on Monday ordered that Andre Lewis, who was convicted of one count of fraud over $5,000 in 2014, also be sanctioned by the regulator. James Langton Imposters among us, CSA warns Related newscenter_img Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says DoJ launches task force to tackle Covid-19 fraud Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Cabinet Approves $24M to Fund Export Promotion and Facilitation Overseas

first_imgRelatedCabinet Approves $24M to Fund Export Promotion and Facilitation Overseas Cabinet Approves $24M to Fund Export Promotion and Facilitation Overseas ParliamentJanuary 14, 2010 RelatedCabinet Approves $24M to Fund Export Promotion and Facilitation Overseas FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cabinet has approved $24 million to JAMPRO to fund export promotion and facilitation overseas.The money will fund the re-opening of the Toronto office and support the Jamaica Marketing Company (JAMCO) office and the reactivation of JAMCO under Jampro’s London office in England.Minister with responsibility for Information Hon. Daryl Vaz said that the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, in the context of the National Export Strategy, decided to shift its emphasis to export promotion and facilitation overseas in light of the global economic crisis.He told Wednesday’s (Jan 13) post cabinet briefing that the financial crisis has resulted in fallout in earnings from the mining sector and a sharp decline in foreign exchange earnings from tourism, remittances and traditional exports.JAMCO, a Government owned company and a subsidiary of JAMPRO has been reactivated as part of the strategy to mobilise and place increased emphasis on non-traditional exports. It will have responsibility for marketing Jamaican products in the United Kingdom.center_img Advertisements RelatedCabinet Approves $24M to Fund Export Promotion and Facilitation Overseaslast_img read more

Insurance Council declares Catastrophe for Cyclone Seroja devastation

first_imgInsurance Council declares Catastrophe for Cyclone Seroja devastation The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has this morning declared an Insurance Catastrophe for impacted parts of Western Australia from Tropical Cyclone Seroja. The cyclone made landfall late Sunday with the coastal town of Kalbarri, taking the brunt of Seroja, as did the community of Northampton.The ICA’s Catastrophe Declaration ensures insurance claims from the impacted areas of Western Australia are prioritised by all insurers.A Catastrophe declaration means:Claims from affected policyholders will be given priority by all insurersClaims will be triaged to direct urgent assistance to the worst-affectedproperty ownersThe ICA’s disaster hotline is activated 1800 734 621.The ICA hotline offers assistance to policyholders if they are uncertain of their insurance details or have general enquiries about the claims process.ICA representatives have been mobilised to work with State and local government and emergency agencies to assist affected policyholdersInsurers have mobilised their disaster response specialists to assist affected customers with claims and assessments.Assessors are waiting to move into affected communities as soon as emergency services give the go aheadAn industry taskforce is established to identify and address issues arising from this catastropheQuote attributable to Andrew Hall, CEO, Insurance Council of Australia:TC Seroja has severely damaged, homes, businesses, communications and road infrastructure as well as the electricity service, across a number of West Australian communities. Access to areas north of Geraldton is limited, so it is too early to understand the extent of the damage to property in the affected region.Insurers have received just over 700 claims, as yet there is no estimated loss dollar figure as severely impacted areas are currently inaccessible. The ICA expects a substantial increase in claims as soon as tele-communications and power is restored in coming days to affected areas. Importantly, this event has impacted a region not normally affected by cyclones, the destruction of the built environment is severe.This is the third insurance Catastrophe declaration for 2021. The first being the north-east Perth Hills bushfires in early February, estimated losses currently stand at more than $85 million from 995 claims.Followed by the NSW and SE QLD Floods of late March with estimated losses of $600 million and over 40,000 claims.The insurance industry declares a Catastrophe to activate services and support for affected home and business owners and reassure them that their insurer will be there to assist with their recovery.Insurance and cyclone damage – what to do when you return to your property:Safety is the priority – don’t do anything that puts anyone at riskOnly return to your property when emergency services give the go aheadStay away from downed power lines, poles and wires, and fallen treesCheck your home for damage. If your home is unsafe, notify your local emergency services and check with your insurance company if you can claim temporary housing expensesIf water has entered the property, don’t turn on your electricity until it has been inspected by an electricianContact your insurance company as soon as possible to lodge a claim and seek guidance on the claims processStart the clean-up but first take pictures or videos of damage to the property and possessions as evidence for your claimKeep samples of materials and fabrics to show your insurance assessorRemove water damaged goods from your property that might pose a health risk, such as saturated carpets and soft furnishingsMake a list of each item damaged and include a detailed description, such as brand, model and serial number if possibleStore damaged or destroyed items somewhere safeSpeak to your insurer before you attempt or authorise any building work, including emergency repairs, and ask for the insurer’s permission in writing. Unauthorised work may not be covered by your policyDo not throw away goods that could be salvaged or repairedCheck your contents policy for food spoilage cover, you may be able to make a claim due to power outage /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:Australia, Australian, communications, electricity, Emergency Services, environment, Geraldton, Government, infrastructure, Insurance Council of Australia, Kalbarri, Northampton, NSW, Perth, QLD, Western Australialast_img read more

Fall 2021 registration postponed to prepare for more comprehensive on-campus experience

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 2, 2021 As previewed in the message from campus leaders on Feb. 24, CU Boulder will move forward with a more comprehensive on-campus experience this fall. Based on the latest pandemic projections and anticipated vaccine availability and uptake in our community, the goal is to offer the majority of courses in person.To allow campus experts time to make recommendations for expanded classroom capacities, which will impact the fall 2021 schedule of classes, a few key fall registration dates have been modified on the academic calendar, including:The schedule of classes and students’ assigned enrollment dates will now be available on Monday, March 29.Registration will begin for degree-seeking continuing students by assignment on Monday, April 5. Summer 2021 registration dates are unaffected. The schedule of summer classes has already been posted in CU Boulder Class Search, and registration still begins Wednesday, March 3, as planned.There is now just one week between the schedule of fall 2021 classes posting and the start of registration. Students are encouraged to start meeting with their advisors prior to the start of fall enrollment. “Our goal is to safely maximize in-person instruction and interaction for the benefit of our students,” said CU Boulder Provost Russell Moore. “We’ve learned from COVID-19. We’re taking this time to bring back the best of the in-person experience—with continued health and safety measures in place—and to continue the best of remote, online and hybrid teaching methods as well.” More updates on fall plans will be announced later this month as the campus continues to work closely with the state and with public health officials, Moore said.Categories:AcademicsCampus Communitylast_img read more

“The Business of Wine” On-Demand Learning Launches with Real-time Profit Calculators

first_imgTwitter Previous articleLibDib and Edge Beverage Partner to Bring Chain Store Access to Emerging BrandsNext articleWomen for WineSense to Host Grand Event in Sonoma County Press Release TAGSpeopleThe Business of WineTim HanniWine Business Education Share Facebook Linkedin Email Pinterest ReddIt AdvertisementMaster of Wine Tim Hanni and WineBusinessEducation.com Deliver Information Relevant to Every Facet of the Wine IndustryBend, Ore.–Jan. 29, 2020–Tim Hanni, Master of Wine (MW), announces the launch of his proprietary blend of on-demand learning and suite of six real-time financial calculators that encompass the business of wine from decisions in the vineyard to decisions in the tasting room.The Business of Wine course delivers online wine business education to wine professionals, wine and hospitality industry students, startup wine companies, Master of Wine students, and anyone interested in learning more about the inner workings of the wine business. The course is available via Hanni’s platform, WineBusinessEducation.com, and is presented in an eight-lesson online format covering the business of wine, grapes, cost of goods, production, distribution, sales and marketing, and the import and export of wine. The Business of Wine series includes a one-year subscription to the suite of wine business financial workbooks created by Hanni and his partners, Chris Cutler and Danni Lin.“The comprehensive, on-demand learning platform provided by The Business of Wine—in combination with the robust suite of financial tools—allows for a tailored, full-access approach to learning about the business of wine and putting knowledge to practical use for education, sales and marketing, vineyard management and winery operations,” said Hanni, one of the first two resident Americans to successfully complete the examination to earn the title Master of Wine.The Business of Wine ups the ante with regards to wine business education with the inclusion of the suite of wine-specific financial workbooks. Offering real-life applications of cost of goods comparisons involving different variables throughout the supply chain, the suite of financial workbooks democratizes wine business financials and empowers everyone in the business of wine to accurately scale their daily, monthly, and yearly forecasting with ease-of-use and accuracy. The financial workbooks can be tailored to regionally-specific businesses in states and regions throughout the United States.The financial workbooks enable a thorough examination of costs within a specific segment of a winery’s particular operations including:Winery Cost of Goods WorkbookWine Pricing CalculatorVineyard P&L and Cash Flow WorkbookTasting Room Profitability CalculatorMarketing, Sales and Portfolio Management WorkbookBlending Profitability Workbook“The WBE profit planners are important tools for winegrowers and producers in understanding their production costs and sales channel margins, essential to the success of their wine business,” said Bree Boskov, MW, Oregon Wine Board Education Manager.Working on behalf of all Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state, the Oregon Wine Board is offering all members a one-year subscription to the suite of WBE financial calculators at zero cost during the upcoming Oregon Wine Symposium, February 11 and 12, at the Oregon Convention Center. Members of the Oregon wine industry can sign up at  https://industry.oregonwine.org/education/profit-planner/ to access their year-long subscription.Hanni is leading two demonstrations of the financial workbooks at the Oregon Wine Symposium educational event and trade show on February 11 at the Oregon Convention Center.Included for one year with the purchase of the Wine Business Education on-demand learning series, the suite of financial calculators empower wineries and vineyards to make informed business decisions—from pruning to pricing to packaging to personnel—that positively impact their bottom line. Quick-start instructions and video tutorials on how to maximize the use of the financial tools are included in the Wine Business Education learning platform.The cost of the complete course is $475, which includes a one-year subscription to course content and wine financial calculators. The cost of the wine financial calculators alone is $360/year. These calculators are being used by wine programs including Washington State, Michigan State University, Napa Valley Wine Academy and Sonoma State University, as well as the Oregon Wine Board. Information can be found at WineBusinessEducation.com.About Tim HanniTim Hanni, MW, is one of the first two Americans to successfully complete the examination and earn the title Master of Wine. He is a Certified Wine Educator accredited by the Society of Wine Educators and has been involved with wine–and food-related businesses, education, and research –for more than thirty-five years. Hanni co-founded myVinotype, a tool for consumers to learn more about their own preferences, and a smart wine recommendation platform for wine-related businesses. TimHanni.com, myVinotype.com, WineBusinessEducation.com.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases “The Business of Wine” On-Demand Learning Launches with Real-time Profit CalculatorsIndustry News ReleasesWine Business“The Business of Wine” On-Demand Learning Launches with Real-time Profit CalculatorsBy Press Release – January 29, 2020 280 0 last_img read more

AIOS 2020 organises 78th Annual International Conference

first_img AIOSAll India Ophthalmological SocietyAmitabh Kant Share Read Article AIOS 2020 organises 78th Annual International Conference Related Posts Comments (0) MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” News Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on February 14, 2020 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Advancement in technology can curb down the burden of preventable blindnessThe 78th Annual International Conference organised by All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) commenced successfully in Gurugram. The event was inaugurated by  Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog who was the chief guest in the presence of Sudhir Singla, MLA, Gurugram as the Guest of Honor.“Scientific deliberations and social interactions were discussed at the highest order. Deliberations in this conference shared by over 2000 national and international faculty members are expected to be a genesis of a lot of ingenious and indigenous therapeutic protocols and ideas which will become gold standards of ophthalmic care the world over,” said Dr Mahipal S Sachdev, Incoming President, AIOSThe theme of the session today was based on the discussions and opinions on ‘Global Ophthalmology Beyond 2020’ and all the experts and research scholars in the field of ophthalmology showcased their ideas.The four-day-long conference is scheduled to be held till February 16, 2020.“With advancements in the field of ophthalmology, timely detection and treatment can prevent almost all types of vision problem thereby preventing the addition of blindness burden in the country,” said Dr S Natarajan, President, AIOS.“Adoption of the latest technological advances in the field of ophthalmology can lead to a reduction in the blindness load of India,” said Dr Namrata Sharma, Hony. General Secretary, AIOS.The highlights of the event included spirited debates, keynote presentations, oral and poster presentations, workshops and networking opportunities. Multiple international associations like the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Global Eye Genetics Consortium, Asia pacific Glaucoma Society and SAARC had also participated in the conference. Add Commentlast_img read more