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Govt grants leave to in-service candidates for CCE Mains Exam

A copy of the communication has been sent to all the Administrative Secretaries and Chief Electoral Officer as well. Srinagar, March 24: In a major relief, the J&K Government has come to the rescue of the in-service employees aspiring for Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) Mains of JKAS-2023. In an official communication issued by the General Administrative Department (GAD), all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs), Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and Heads of the Departments (HoDs) have been asked to allow all the in-service candidates for appearing in the J&K CCE Mains Examination-2023.

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TikTok: When my videos go viral, online trolling gets worse

She has 1.6m followers watching her dance videos and comedy sketches on TikTok, but Hannah Milton says the online abuse she receives makes her feel lonely. Hannah, a 21-year-old university student, said she “didn’t like to tell anyone” about the hate she can receive. She creates her TikTok and Instagram videos in her bedroom and said that’s “the way she prefers it.” But she said: “When my videos go viral, that’s when trolling is at its worst.” “A lot of people say it doesn’t affect you but I don’t believe that,” added Hannah, who started creating online content in 2020 to ease the boredom of lockdown while at home in south Wales. “I love acting and since I couldn’t go because of Covid, I decided to do it at home.” “TikTok was like a form of entertainment,” she added. Since then her following has grown massively and while also doing sketches, dances and makeup routines, Hannah has also done live streams on TikTok – sometimes for up to eight hours. “You have to constantly talk, which isn’t a problem for me,” she said. “It’s when your feet start to hurt and you rock side to side. But I absolutely love it.” The digital marketing Cardiff University student said her studies and passion for cheerleading allowed her to forget about content creation and any online abuse for periods of time. Hannah remembered “looking up to YouTubers” as a teenager and said she was thrilled to “be like them”. But she said young people were not always prepared for the first hit of social media fame, adding that her strong relationship with her mum had helped her to “get it off her chest to deal with” the trolling. “People have the outlook that content creation is an easy job, but it’s very draining,” said Hannah. “In reality you have to deal with the hate, find the motivation you need, and the time and effort it takes to be a creator.” One poll estimated that out of 5,000 people surveyed across the UK, more than 50% considered themselves a content creator, such as a podcaster, blogger or influencer. Online content creator Abi Butcher said while she loved her job, it “comes with its challenges”. She founded an influencer agency to help content creators, like Hannah. “You’re in the public eye a lot, people are always watching over you and there’s a lot of pressure that comes with it,” said Abi, Hannah’s manager and the owner of Creator Productions. “It can be very difficult at times but it’s also very rewarding.” Abi said success at a young age could make influencers “easy to exploit”, and said she advises her influencers to stop creating content if begins to affect their mental wellbeing. “I would never recommend someone staying in something that they don’t enjoy,” she said. Now a leading UK psychologist is researching the pressures of being a social media content creator. “The comments they receive from others, the natural pressure of working on social media, anything that relates to the experience of doing that job on social media… there needs to be more research to understand that nuance of using social media as a job,” said Dr Margarita Panayiotou of Manchester University. “What that means in terms of their mental health, in terms of their job, is something that I don’t think has been looked at before.”

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Police search for three men in Harlem Irving Plaza jewelry store robbery

Police are looking for three men who robbed a jewelry store at Harlem Irving Plaza on Sunday. About 4:30 p.m., Norridge police responded to Zevar Jewelers for a report of three men smashing glass display cases and stealing items, police said. The trio got away with an unknown amount of merchandise and fled in a dark gray sedan, which police said may have had two others inside. No one is in custody. Norridge police are asking anyone with information or videos of the incident to contact them at (708) 453-4770.

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AriBio Licenses Exclusive Marketing Rights for AR1001 for Alzheimer’s Disease in China for $770 Million USD

SEONGNAM-SI, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AriBio Co., Ltd. (AriBio), announces signing of exclusive marketing rights for AR1001, an investigational drug for early Alzheimer’s disease, in China for up to $770 million USD. The term consists of a non-refundable upfront payment of 120 billion KRW (approximately 90 million USD), with the total deal summing up to 5.59 billion RMB (approximately 770 million USD) inclusive of milestone payments with additional royalties. The upfront payment will be paid starting from mid-2024. In response to the increasing Alzheimer’s disease population in China, prominent pharmaceutical companies have sought to develop safe and effective oral treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. To date, AriBio has partnered for exclusive marketing rights in South Korea with Samjin Pharmaceutical for 100 billion KRW. And now, the partnership has expanded to China, cumulating to 1.12 trillion KRW (approximately 840 million USD). Considering the market competition for Alzheimer’s drugs in China and the sales strategy, the licensee requested not to be disclosed until an agreed upon time. The global Phase 3 clinical trial for AR1001 in early Alzheimer’s disease patients (Polaris-AD) is on-going in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Korea. Furthermore, the clinical trial is awaiting regulatory approval in China and the European Union. This study will be conducted across 180 global sites. The first patient enrollment began in the United States in December 2022, and the rest of the regions are actively enrolling. Matthew (Jai Jun) Choung, CEO and Chairman of AriBio, stated, “This deal demonstrates our unwavering commitment to developing meaningful treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, and our partners will help position AR1001 for success in the major Asian territories. We are building momentum in our AR1001 program, as we continue to discuss with other potential partners in Asian countries, the Middle East, South America, as well as Europe and the United States.” About AR1001 AR1001 is a PDE5 inhibitor being developed as an investigational oral agent for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Pre-clinical studies have confirmed neuroprotective effects of AR1001 via inhibiting neuron apoptosis and restoring synaptic plasticity. AR1001 has also demonstrated robust reduction of hyperphosphorylated tau proteins in pre-clinical models as well as in a Phase 2 trial. About AR1001-ADP3-US01 AR1001-ADP3-US01 (NCT05531526) is a Phase 3 double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multi-center trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of AR1001 over 52 weeks in participants with early Alzheimer’s disease. The study aims to assess the efficacy and safety of AR1001 in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease through various cognitive and functional assessments. The details of the clinical trial are available at ClinicalTrials.gov. About AriBio AriBio Co., Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company based in South Korea with offices in both South Korea and the United States. The company focuses on the development of novel therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. The company continues to expand its partnerships to accelerate the development of meaningful treatment options for neurodegenerative diseases. Contacts Fred Kim fredkim@aribiousa.com Source link The content is by Business Wire. Headlines of Today Media is not responsible for the content provided or any links related to this content. Headlines of Today Media is not responsible for the correctness, topicality or the quality of the content.

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BREAKING NEWS: LDP heavyweight Nikai says he won’t run in next lower house election

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Scandal-hit LDP heavyweight Nikai not to run in next general election

Toshihiro Nikai, a ruling Liberal Democratic Party heavyweight, said Monday he will not run in the next general election, following a political funds scandal engulfing his intraparty faction. At a news conference, Nikai, 85, known for his close relations with China and South Korea, apologized for the scandal that has eroded public trust in politics. Nikai said the LDP’s candidate in his constituency in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan, would be decided by the party’s local chapter. The Nikai faction allegedly failed to declare more than 30 million yen ($198,000), resulting in the indictment without arrest of a former accountant of the faction and the issuance of a summary indictment against a secretary of the lawmaker in January. The LDP has come under intense scrutiny amid allegations that some of its factions, including the largest one formerly led by the late Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, neglected to report portions of their income from fundraising parties and created slush funds for years. The Nikai faction decided to disband after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced earlier this year that he would dissolve his group over the slush funds scandal. The Abe faction has also decided to disband. Abe was fatally shot in July 2022. The 13-term House of Representatives lawmaker became the longest-serving LDP secretary general, holding the post for over five years from 2016. Related coverage

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FEATURE: Baguettes on notice as “onigiri” take bite out of Paris’ lunch trade

In Paris, one of the food capitals of the world, the almighty baguette sandwich is facing some competition from recently opened “onigiri” rice ball specialty shops that are winning over customers who are hungry for a healthier option. Along with being easy to eat while on the go, the trend can be attributed to health-conscious people demanding products such as rice balls which contain no wheat, and are compatible with the increasingly popular gluten-free diet. The different fillings available for onigiri also make them a good choice for vegetarians, vegans and people with religious dietary restrictions. With rice balls being the flavor of the month overseas, the Japanese government has set its sights on expanding rice exports. At Gili-Gili, a central Paris onigiri shop owned by Frenchman Samuel Trifot, 36, and his wife Ai Watanabe, 39, customers begin streaming in a little past noon to buy rice balls with “kombu” (kelp), “umeboshi” (pickled Japanese plum) and other fillings. The cost of one onigiri is between 3 and 4 euros, which at about 490-650 yen would be considered expensive in Japan. But in Paris, the Japanese fare is a price-competitive option. Buying three rice balls would likely be cheaper than a lunchtime meal for one. “It’s healthy and easy to eat. It’s probably better than getting a baguette sandwich,” a 28-year-old woman, who works in publishing and bought an onigiri with tuna and mayo filling at the shop, said. Trifot and his wife had opened a shop at a different location in 2018 before relocating to their present address this year. “In the past several years (at least) five onigiri specialty shops have opened. We’re still in our infancy, but we hope we become popular like sushi and ramen are,” Trifot said. There is another onigiri shop just 200 meters from Gili-Gili. Rice balls have also become a common sight at supermarkets and other grocers over the past year or two and are gaining wider recognition among Parisian consumers. The quasi-governmental Japan External Trade Organization is also eager to take advantage of the rice ball boom, hoping that it will lead to an increase in Japanese rice exports. But onigiri buzz was further generated by Japanese specialty store Omusubi Gonbei, which in November 2017 opened a store in Paris — the first one in Europe. According to the shop, it chose Paris because “many people are sensitive to taste.” It is still popular, frequently having long lines of customers. Omusubi Gonbei opened a second store, also in the capital, in February last year. “Our sales are only due to the taste of Japanese rice,” Daisuke Sato, 51, the representative of the local subsidiary, said proudly. Brown rice is imported from Japan, milled and prepared in the shop. Sato says the Japanese rice can be enjoyed in its best condition. Onigiri are gluten-free, and if you choose the right ingredients, vegetarians, vegans, Muslims and people of all religions faiths can eat them, Sato added. “It is a food that is in step with the current times,” he said. The company’s goal is to increase the number of stores in Paris, as well as to expand to other European cities. “This is just the start. The sky is the limit for us,” Sato said. Related coverage

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Batteries to energise hottest, most remote communities

The West Australian Perth Now Click to open navigation ‌‌ Breaking News Economy Markets Property Commercial Property Workplace Matters Camera IconRedflow’s Tim Harris says it’s vital utility networks gain experience with operating novel batteries (Jono Searle/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP Batteries to energise hottest, most remote communities Marion RaeAAP March 25, 2024 10:48AM Topics Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email Us Copy the Link Your Local News Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to InstagramShare to YoutubeEmail UsGet Digital Edition Perth Now Email UsNewsletter Chevron Down IconSubmit story tip Camera IconSubmit photos Get Digital EditionDigital edition Chevron Down IconBack to top

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Labor on track to kick 116-year by-election hoodoo

Camera IconCressida O’Hanlon’s expected victory will be a historic result for Labor in SA. (Jacob Shteyman/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP Labor on track to kick 116-year by-election hoodoo Jacob ShteymanAAPMarch 25, 2024 10:48AM Topics Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link

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Man jailed for nightclub sex assault on woman

Camera IconBrandon Arfaoui has been jailed for assaulting a woman in a nightclub toilet cubicle. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP Man jailed for nightclub sex assault on woman William TonAAPMarch 25, 2024 10:48AM Topics Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link

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