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Speech by Commissioner Urpilainen at the “Progress Towards SDG4: Stocktake of Transformative Actions in Education” event's Financing Education session

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Going forward, we need to co-create a new investment case for education that incorporates the rising demand for new competences and skills.

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  • Going forward, we need to co-create a new investment case for education that incorporates the rising demand for new competences and skills.
  • First, we must build the financial case for investing in education.
  • Their success stories and strategies can inspire and guide others, creating a ripple effect that can transform the landscape of education financing.
  • We all want 2024 to be a turning point in the quest to achieve inclusive, quality education for all.

Pay transparency would help close NZ’s gender gap – why is progress so slow?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

However, the government has just announced it will not introduce Labour’s pre-election promise to provide mandatory gender pay gap reporting.

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  • However, the government has just announced it will not introduce Labour’s pre-election promise to provide mandatory gender pay gap reporting.
  • Many governments are legislating for pay transparency through equal pay audits, pay gap reporting, and gender-neutral job classification systems.
  • Although this is a positive step, we need to be wary of assuming pay transparency on its own is a magic wand to fix the gender pay gap.

Gender not the only factor

  • New Zealand’s gender pay gap – the difference between the median hourly earnings of women and men – is comparatively small, but it is persistent.
  • The Human Rights Commission and others have argued ethnicity should be included in pay transparency requirements.
  • This is because women face additional, compounding barriers to equality beyond just gender.
  • My findings suggest pay gaps need an “intersectional lens”, as well as a gender one, when addressing how a lack of pay equity affects different groups.

Why pay secrecy persists

Cancer is affecting more young people than ever before: How health care can learn to meet their needs

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

By definition, adolescents and young adults (AYAs) are people diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 and 39.

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  • By definition, adolescents and young adults (AYAs) are people diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 and 39.
  • What is known is that cancer is different for adolescents and young adults than it is for children or older adults.
  • However, only 0.4 per cent of all cancer research funding focuses on young adult cancer.

Distinct challenges for younger patients

  • Having cancer as a young person changes you in profound ways.” ~young adult navigating cancer Not only are patients in this age group navigating the challenges of facing a life-altering cancer diagnosis, they are also often navigating other challenges distinct to their life stage.
  • For AYAs with diverse intersectionalities (for example, race, gender, sex, class, age, disability, geography, health status), the challenges are further amplified and there is limited focus on understanding their distinct needs.
  • In Canada, although young people represent four per cent of patients diagnosed each year, there are few oncologic and supportive programs specific to this age group.

Inspiring change in B.C.

  • The Anew Research Collaborative, based at Royal Roads University in Victoria, is led by Cheryl Heykoop, Michael Smith Health Research B.C.
  • Anew is working with adolescents and young adults, BC Cancer, BC Children’s Hospital, related care providers and partners to create change for AYAs.
  • This approach acknowledges that adolescents and young adults are experts of their own cancer experiences who, in engaging creatively with cancer care providers, inspire meaningful change.

Dedicated care for young patients

  • This collaborative effort to streamline fertility care is impressive with BC Cancer, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and Yukon hospitals working together with B.C./Yukon AYAs, Anew and related care providers.
  • Amidst the devastating realities of being diagnosed with cancer as an adolescent or young adult in B.C., there are promising times ahead.
  • Patients, families, health-care providers and researchers can learn more and register for updates at Anew’s website.

The modern world’s relationship to time is broken – and it’s fuelling the rise of the far right

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Not all populists are right wing, and indeed some populist parties fall on the left of the political spectrum, including La France Insoumise and the German Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance.

Key Points: 
  • Not all populists are right wing, and indeed some populist parties fall on the left of the political spectrum, including La France Insoumise and the German Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance.
  • The far right came top of the polls in France, Italy, Austria and Hungary, and second in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.
  • There are, however, long term structural explanations which are closely linked to our relationship with time.

An accelerating world

  • Our world today moves at breakneck speed.
  • We live in an era of same day delivery, of fast food and fast fashion.
  • * Read more: The frantic pace of modern life is damaging our sense of time, but nature can help us heal -- new study * **

Populists exploit our broken relationship with time

  • For decades, opinion polls such as the European Values Survey have been sending worrying, yet unheeded, signals for the future of liberal democracy.
  • The younger generation’s favourable view of “strongman” leaders adds another layer of concern about the future of democracy.
  • In a world where patience is an increasingly rare virtue, and political systems lag behind, what right wing populists offer is politics built around haste, simplicity and shortcuts.
  • In countries with peripheral nationalist movements, such as Spain, they promise to prohibit “secessionist” parties outright, a measure explicitly included in far right party Vox’s manifesto.

A referendum on everything

Berberine Could Treat Eczema-Exacerbated Staphylococcus aureus Infections

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Eczema is associated with an altered skin microbiome and higher colonization by Staphylococcus aureus.

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  • Eczema is associated with an altered skin microbiome and higher colonization by Staphylococcus aureus.
  • The study, led at New York Medical by postdoctoral fellow Anish R. Maskey, Ph.D., focuses on the natural compound berberine and its impact on eczema exacerbated by S. aureus.
  • The findings, presented at ASM Microbe, shed light on berberine's ability to inhibit S. aureus colonization and alleviate eczema symptoms without adverse effects.
  • The research team conducted comprehensive analyses, including whole genome sequencing of isolated S. aureus strains from eczema patients.

EQS-News: ProCredit Holding AG: Annual General Meeting approves dividend payout of EUR 0.64 per share after the most successful year in the group’s history

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Frankfurt am Main, 06 June 2024 - ProCredit Holding AG, the parent company of the impact-oriented ProCredit group, held its Annual General Meeting for 2024 on Tuesday in Frankfurt am Main.

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  • Frankfurt am Main, 06 June 2024 - ProCredit Holding AG, the parent company of the impact-oriented ProCredit group, held its Annual General Meeting for 2024 on Tuesday in Frankfurt am Main.
  • As in the previous year, this year’s Annual General Meeting was held as an in-person event.
  • The General Meeting voted in favour of all of the proposals that were put to the vote.
  • The Management Board first reported on the very positive operating and financial performance of the ProCredit group in the 2023 financial year.

EQS-News: DEFENCE TO PARTICIPATE TO 2024 SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING ANNUAL MEETING IN TORONTO ON JUNE 11, 2024

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Monday, June 17, 2024

DEFENCE TO PARTICIPATE TO 2024 SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING ANNUAL MEETING IN TORONTO ON JUNE 11, 2024

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  • DEFENCE TO PARTICIPATE TO 2024 SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING ANNUAL MEETING IN TORONTO ON JUNE 11, 2024
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
  • DEFENCE TO PARTICIPATE TO 2024 SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING ANNUAL MEETING IN TORONTO ON JUNE 11, 2024
    Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 10th, 2024 - Defence Therapeutics Inc. (“Defence” or the “Company”), (CSE: DTC, OTCQB: DTCFF, FSE: DTC), a Canadian biopharmaceutical company developing novel immune-oncology vaccines and drug delivery technologies, is please to announce its participation to the Society of Nuclear and Molecular Imaging (“SNMMI”) annual meeting on June 11, 2024 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • The SNMMI is a nonprofit scientific and professional organization that promotes the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
  • The SNMMI Annual Meeting is recognized as the premier educational, scientific, research, and networking event in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

Beyond broken infrastructure – Swiss Re explores cascading effects of natural disasters and other key emerging risks

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Monday, June 17, 2024

It explores critical topics of the future to foster better understanding of new or changing risks, their interactions and dependencies.

Key Points: 
  • It explores critical topics of the future to foster better understanding of new or changing risks, their interactions and dependencies.
  • Patrick Raaflaub, Swiss Re Group Chief Risk Officer, said: "We live in a world characterised by interconnected crises, which in turn can give rise to new risks.
  • While floods, wildfires and storms can lead to property damage and loss of life, the cascading effects of such events pose additional risks.
  • Swiss Re undertakes no obligation to publicly revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

2024 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awardees Announced

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Friday, June 14, 2024

BALTIMORE, June 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Urological Association (AUA) and the Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the AUA, are pleased to recognize 15 researchers as recipients of the 2024 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awards.

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  • BALTIMORE, June 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Urological Association (AUA) and the Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the AUA, are pleased to recognize 15 researchers as recipients of the 2024 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awards.
  • Research Scholar Awards support future research leaders and ensure they receive the necessary training and guidance for a successful research career.
  • “The Urology Care Foundation is committed to enhancing global urologic health by funding research, offering patient education resources, and endorsing humanitarian efforts,” said Harris M. Nagler, MD, FACS, President of the Urology Care Foundation.
  • I look forward to seeing their progress and results over the next couple of years.”
    To learn more about the Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awards visit: https://www.auanet.org/research-and-data/research-awards/aua-funding/res...

Scilex Holding Company Announces Publication in PAIN Journal Regarding Phase 3 Results of the Pivotal Registration Trial of SP-102 (SEMDEXA™) in Lumbosacral Radicular Pain (Sciatica)

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Friday, June 14, 2024

The Phase 3 study results are being published in PAIN® Journal, which is the leading journal devoted to pain medicine and research.

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  • The Phase 3 study results are being published in PAIN® Journal, which is the leading journal devoted to pain medicine and research.
  • PAIN is the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain, and features original research on the nature, mechanisms and treatment of pain.
  • The trial enrolled 401 low back pain subjects with unilateral intervertebral lumbar disc herniation, resulting in radicular pain symptoms of moderate to severe leg pain.
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