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first_imgJun 2, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Chinese health authorities have called off emergency measures for SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), saying the latest outbreak is under control, according to Xinhua, China’s state news agency.Beijing officials said yesterday they were closing down their SARS prevention headquarters and canceling other emergency control measures, Xinhua reported. Officials took the action after all seven patients in the city were discharged from a hospital and their contacts were released from quarantine, the report said.Also yesterday, the Chinese Ministry of Public Health suspended its daily surveillance reports on SARS, Xinhua said. The surveillance program required local health authorities nationwide to provide a daily SARS report even if no cases were found.Beijing’s SARS prevention headquarters was set up Apr 22, when the city reported its first case this year, according to Xinhua.The recent outbreak included seven SARS cases in Beijing and two in Anhui province in east-central China. Most of the cases were traced to a 26-year-old woman who contracted the virus while working in a laboratory at the National Institute of Virology in Beijing in March. A 31-year-old man who worked in the same lab also became infected. The mother of the 26-year-old woman died of SARS Apr 19; the other eight patients all recovered.Chinese and World Health Organization (WHO) officials inspected the virology lab in May but were unable to determine exactly how the two researchers had acquired the virus there. Neither of them had worked with live SARS virus, officials said.last_img read more

first_img“Regulation attempts to manage schemes from the centre by mandating the individual processes that schemes undertake but has not delivered the necessary improvements,” it said. Joe Dabrowski, head of governance and investment at the PLSA, said: “Regulatory oversight should […] focus on ensuring the right people are appointed to governance positions and let them take decisions in the best interests of their scheme.“We believe this would deliver the high standards of governance necessary to give pension scheme members security and confidence in their pension fund.”The PLSA suggested that the regulatory approach to pension fund governance in the UK could take inspiration from the country’s corporate governance regime, which was a principles-based, input-focussed approach.“Corporate governance in the UK is well-regarded internationally and the high profile scandals that pre-dated the Corporate Governance Code have become much less common,” said the trade body. “Pension funds could similarly gain from a move in regulatory focus towards governance inputs.”It added that while the UK’s corporate governance regime was subject to intense media and political interest, pension fund governance was subject to comparatively little scrutiny.Commenting on the PLSA’s pronouncements, a spokesperson for TPR said it wanted those running pension schemes to be “a knowledgeable, empowered first line of defence for scheme members”.“We will be focusing on making our expectations clearer, taking action against poor governance and encouraging consolidation where appropriate,” it said.It will not be imposing new or higher standards of governance, however. It will soon be launching a campaign focussed on the fundamentals of good governance, according to the spokesperson.In the longer term, it intends to streamline and consolidate its existing stock of guidance and improving its website in a bid to provide further clarity about its expectations.Last month TPR published a revised description of who it considers to be a professional trustee, saying this paved the way to build standards and accreditation for professional trustees through the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group. The UK pensions regulator should change its approach to ensuring good pension fund governance from one focussed on processes to people, according to the country’s pensions trade body.Releasing a discussion paper on what constitutes good pension fund governance, the Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) said it depended on the people who provide it.The Pensions Regulator (TPR) should therefore concentrate on ensuring that individuals who are appointed to boards and committees have the appropriate knowledge and experience, according to the PLSA.It said this is not TPR’s current approach, and that its discussion paper suggests this is focused on process rather than people. This had not worked so far, according to the PLSA.last_img read more

first_imgIn what is a joint partnership, the majority stakeholder in the NRL franchise will be the Carlaw Heritage Trust, which is an arm of the Auckland Rugby League.An Auckland business with a long-standing history of supporting rugby league, Autex Industries, has partnered with the Trust in the purchase.Trust and Auckland Rugby League chairperson Cameron McGregor said they are clear in their immediate primary focus.”We’re here for the long term and we want to bring stability to the club.”I’m sure with Autex and ourselves we will provide that. It’s all about the future and providing the platform to enable the club to go into the future with confidence.”The sale of the club comes at a time when, after several years of poor results, the team is performing well.For the first time in their history, the Warriors won their first five games of the season and after eight rounds they are third on the NRL ladder with six wins and just two losses to their name.McGregor provided assurance for fans and followers who may be worried that new ownership would mean a raft of changes just when the team appeared in strong shape.”We have no desire to come in and make any immediate changes.”We’re here to support Cameron [George] and his team and what they are doing now,” he said.”We’re looking for stability in the club and we want to bring some financial strength to the club as well.”McGregor also said they want kids in Auckland and around the country to grow up wanting to play for the Warriors and knowing that is possible.”We see this as an opportunity long term to re-establish the pathways in our games, so our under-sixes playing out there now have a vision to be able to play to right through to the professional level and the NRL.”Club chief executive Cameron George was happy to have any potential distraction the sale brought behind them and believed they could move forward with confidence.George said his initial discussions with the Carlaw Park Heritage Trust, who had a 67 percent stake, and partners Autex Industries had been positive.”To have support from the new owners is really great.”I’ve had a good discussion with these gentleman and they’ve certainly demonstrated that to this point and I’m sure that will go forward.”There’s been a couple of months where there’s been some question marks about different things and different people and different comments and statements, but I’m really excited about what we can all do together.”last_img read more