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‘ If you want to be heard, speak in UNISON ’
Addressing UNISON’s LGBT conference in Brighton this afternoon, Christina McAnea, the union’s assistant general secretary with responsibility for bargaining and equality, spoke about how she increasingly hears the question asked of ‘why should I join a union?’ “Looking around the hall, some of you – not all of you – will be old enough to remember the UNISON TV advert that saw one cartoon ant trying to gain the attention of a bear.” It only hears and leaps out of the way when the single ant returns with a huge group of ants. The message was simple, she told them. “If you...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2017 LGBT Conference Christina McAnea transphobia Source Type: news

UTSA researchers receive grant to help prevent contaminations in Edwards Aquifer
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Vikram Kapoor, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Drew Johnson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio, have been awarded a $692,452 funding agreement through the City of San Antonio's Proposition 1 Edwards Aquifer Protection Program to design and implement a way to track fecal bacteria in the Edwards Aquifer so that major contamination can be stopped before it starts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Science Committee Advances Bipartisan Research Infrastructure and STEM Education Bills
The House Science Committee has approved a package of bills that establish target funding profiles for eight Department of Energy research facility construction projects. The committee also approved four STEM education and research bills, one of which would require federal science agencies to annually report to the National Science Foundation information on the demographics of all R&D grant applicants. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - November 17, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

VA secretary seeks $782M for Cerner contract
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is pushing to get funding for a contract with Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN). The Department of Veterans Affairs hopes to coordinate its deployment of a new electronic health record system with the Department of Defense, which just finished installing a new Cerner EHR at four pilot sites. Initially, Shulkin requested Congress reprogram $782 million for 2018. He did not publicly named a total cost estimate for the project, but Shulkin said it would cost "billions"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Arizona Supreme Court upholds Medicaid expansion funding
Whether it's a fee or a tax, Arizona Supreme Court says OK to this funding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

T2 Translational Research: Research Leading to New Health Care Practices, Community Programs and Policies Affecting Older Persons (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for exploratory/developmental research projects on translational research (T2) directed towards development of health care practices, community programs and policies, including monitoring and quality improvement for pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches for preventing and treating key health issues affecting the elderly. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leveraging Electronic Health Records for Alcohol Services Research (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for low-cost, pragmatic research projects that leverage electronic clinical records to conduct studies that address novel health services questions about the treatment of alcohol use disorders (AUD) in routine clinical care settings. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daring to defend our rights: Federal funding and Alabama ’s future
From Obamacare to Common Core, Alabama is known for being among the first to react in high-profile cases of D.C. overreach. Under the banner of the state motto, “We dare defend our rights,” Alabamians seem to share an innate sense of self-determination.  Yet, despite its long-standing reputation, the state has essentially welcomed much of the federal interference that jeopardizes voters’ treasured autonomy.  Case in point, a 2017 study ranked Alab ama the fourth most federally dependent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Leigh Hixon Source Type: news

Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder or Adjunct to Medication Assisted Treatment-SAMHSA Opioid STR Grants (R21/R33)
Funding to examine the impact of behavioral interventions within the context of states plans for use of the SAMHSA Opioid STR grant funds authorized under the 21st Century Cures Act. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding to provide support for New Investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: RUS: Funding Availability: Loan Application Procedures, and Deadlines for Rural Energy Savings Program
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is requesting letters of intent and loan applications under the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP). Loans through the RESP are designed to help rural families and small businesses implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures. Letters of intent must be submitted within 60 days of final publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for November 20, 2017. Approximately $8 million was appropriated for use through September 30, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Adult Social Care Funding (England)
This Commons Library briefing paper examines the key funding pressures facing adult social care services in England and evidence of the impacts of these pressures on social care and health services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public support for tax increase to help fund NHS
More than half of people support tax rise to boost NHS, YouGov survey reveals Related items fromOnMedica Reforms could threaten NHS funding of some health services NHS chief calls for Brexit NHS funding pledges to be honoured Government has no real choice but to boost NHS coffers, say think tank trio (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS deficit set to hit worse levels than predicted
Sector predicts £623m deficit by April 2018 Related items fromOnMedica NHS England last met a key target in February 2016 NHS deficit shrinks by two thirds in a year, latest performance data show Providers can ’t keep making unrealistic recurrent savings Investment in primary care leads to secondary care savings Better funding and capacity vital for A&E to survive (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Does the Twin Cities health care startup scene beat out Chicago ’s?
Illinois has nothing on Minnesota when it comes to funding for health care technology startups, according research released this week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Trials (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding supports: (a) pilot and/or feasibility testing of innovative new, revised, or adapted prevention intervention approaches to prevent or delay the initiation and onset of drug and alcohol use, the progression to problem use or alcohol and other substance use disorder, reduce drinking and driving and deaths related to impaired driving and the drug- or alcohol-related acquisition or transmission of HIV infection and viral hepatitis among diverse populations and settings; and (b) pre-trial feasibility testing for prevention services and systems research. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Getting To Zero: Understanding HIV Viral Suppression and Transmission in the United States (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding for grants to improve measurement and understanding of viral suppression and HIV transmission in the United States (U.S.) using population-level epidemiology and novel tools from Big Data Science approaches and m/eHealth. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pilot Health Services and Economic Research on the Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications to conduct rigorous health services and economic research to maximize the delivery of efficient, high-quality drug, tobacco, and alcohol prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Services and Economic Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications to conduct rigorous health services and economic research to maximize the delivery of efficient, high-quality drug, tobacco, and alcohol prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Services and Economic Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications to conduct rigorous health services and economic research to maximize the delivery of efficient, high-quality drug, tobacco, and alcohol prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No funding cuts this year for missing DTOC targets
Councils that failed to meet nationally imposed targets for reducing delayed transfers of care by September will not face any financial sanctions in 2017-18, but could see an impact on their funding next year, NHS England has confirmed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RDD Pharma Raises $9.5M in Series B Funding to Fuel Global Development
NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 16, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- RDD Pharma, a leader in developing treatments for lower gastro-intestinal disorders, has raised $9.5M in Series B funding, including $6M from two new investors, Phar... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Venture Capital RDD Pharma, anal fissure, fecal incontinence, colitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct exploratory/developmental clinical studies that will accelerate the development of effective interventions for prevention or treatment of overweight or obesity in adults and/or children. Exploratory epidemiological research with a goal of informing translational/clinical research will also be supported within this program. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Development and Testing of Novel Interventions to Improve HIV Prevention, Care, and Program Implementation (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding provides resources to support (a) pilot or feasibility studies of new or adapted interventions to prevent HIV infection among populations where substance use may be a contributing factor; (b) pilot or feasibility studies of new or adapted interventions to improve the care of HIV infection among populations where substance use is prevalent, including interventions that integrate treatment for substance use disorders and HIV infection; or (c) pilot or feasibility studies to increase the scale, uptake, delivery, and/or quality of HIV prevention or care interventions with established evidence of efficacy. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blog: The Chancellor ’ s budget choice is between decent services and lost services
Next week the Chancellor will be unveiling his Budget. It’s an opportunity for the government to begin reversing austerity, and start delivering real pay rises for all public service workers. But, as a recent UNISON report shows, it’s also a time when ministers could show they support local services. At the moment that’s far from what’s happening. A growing surplus on the government’s share of business rates – which is set to increase by £1.8bn in 2018/19 – is being diverted into central coffers, when it would be better spent supporting local council services. Despite what th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget local government Source Type: news

Gruesome testimony, paltry pay: MPs to study jurors' mental health, financial needs
Next week MPs will begin a groundbreaking study of the impact of jury duty on mental health to determine what specialized services, funding and new policies are needed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Sight-saving imaging technology secures funding
(University of Liverpool) Staff at the University of Liverpool's Department of Eye& Vision Science have been awarded £ 1.3 million by the National Institute for Health Research's (NIHR) Intervention for Innovation (i4i) programme to develop a state-of-the-art Ultra-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (Ultra-OCT) system.The Ultra-OCT is intended to revolutionise the way corneal eye conditions are detected, diagnosed and managed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Funding for 25 years
(University of Freiburg) Historical-critical edition of the works of jurist Hans Kelsens is adopted into Mainz Academy program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women-run start-ups hampered by bias among male investors, Caltech study finds
(California Institute of Technology) Michael Ewens of Caltech and Richard Townsend of UC San Diego examined data for nearly 18,000 start-ups and found that companies started by women have a harder time finding funding because male investors prefer companies started by men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors brace for winter as NHS faces funding crunch
GPs look to community care to keep older patients out of expensive hospitalsettings (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS cuts are blamed for 120,000 extra deaths
Researchers from Cambridge University likened the cuts to 'economic murder' and said NHS and social care funding means vulnerable patients are not receiving the help they need. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Akonni Biosystems Awarded NIH Grant to Support Commercialization of a...
Funding will help accelerate commercialization of its MDR-TB test on a fully-integrated, sample-to-answer system, the TruDx®3000(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14919635.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Saving social care: a fair funding settlement for the future
This report examines four options for the future of social care funding: means testing the winter fuel payment, scrapping the triple lock on the state pension, increasing national insurance contributions and an increase in inheritance tax. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AI healthcare biz Imagia closes Cadens Medical Imaging buy
Montreal-based artificial intelligence healthcare company Imagia said today it closed its acquisition of medical imaging dev Cadens Medical Imaging for an undisclosed amount. Cadens, founded in 2008, develops and markets FDA and CE Marked medical imaging software products designed for oncology. Imagia said it is hopeful that integration of its technologies and IP will enable it accelerate development of biomarker discovery processes. “This strategic transaction will significantly accelerate Imagia’s mission of delivering AI-driven accessible personalized healthcare solutions. Augmenting Imagia’s deep lear...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions Software / IT Imagia Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins Hospital, UMMC try to focus on health care, not political 'noise'
The Affordable Care Act has been in a state of flux as the Trump administration has taken aim at key elements of the law, in the form of funding cuts and lack of enforcement, that could destabilize the system. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Catalia Health draws another $4M in early funding
San Francisco-based patient engagement startup Catalia Health has announced an additional $4 million in pre-Series A funding from Ion Pacific and other investors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Reducing Disparities in Vaccination Coverage by Poverty Status Among Young Children: An Assessment of Parental Experience, Barriers, and Challenges with Accessing Quality Vaccination Services
The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to gain a better understanding from the parents/guardians of young children about the factors contributing to vaccination coverage disparities observed between young children living below the poverty level and those living at or above the poverty level. These factors may include challenges accessing vaccination services, receiving lower quality vaccination services, Medicaid policy-related barriers, knowledge/attitudes/beliefs toward vaccination, and competing priorities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Accountable care the art of the possible: an eight step guide to accountable care
This report is based on discussions at a roundtable event to find out what advice NHS trusts needed in order to progress towards accountable care systems and organisations. It sets out eight steps and key considerations to help trusts work more closely with partners. The eight steps identified are: phasing, partners, governance, contracting, funding, organisational form, enablers and competition (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neovasc shares fall on Q3 sales miss
Shares in Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) have risen in early morning trading today after the medical device maker posted 2nd quarter earnings that beat the Street on losses per share but missed on sales. The Vancouver-based company posted losses of $5.8 million, or 6¢ per share, on sales of $1.4 million for the 3 months ended September 30, seeing losses shrink 79.9% while sales were reduced 54.7% compared with the same period last year. Losses per share were just ahead of the 7¢ per share consensus on Wall Street, though sales fell well short of the Street’s $1.8 million expectations. “From a product perspe...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

Further warnings given over 'nonsense' cuts to nurse CPD
Cuts to continuing professional development funding in the NHS are both a “major issue” for the nursing workforce and “nonsense” at a time when news standards are being brought in to raise the level of nurses’ practice, an influential group of MPs has been warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cardiac Insight gets first customers for its wearable heart-monitoring device
This comes not long after Cardiac Insight raised $9 million in funding and received FDA approval for the device. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Xeltis raises $53m Series C round for replacement heart valve programs
Xeltis said today that it closed a Series C round worth more than $53 million (€45 million) for the bioresorbable heart valve technology it’s developing. The Eindhoven, Holland- and Zurich-based company said the round was led by “a global strategic investor,” joined by Ysios Capital, “a number of large private investors,” prior backers LSP, Kurma Partners and VI Partners and other previously involved private investors. Xeltis said it plans to use the cash to back the clinical programs for its aortic and pulmonary valves, built on endogenous tissue restoration technology. That&rs...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Regenerative Medicine Replacement Heart Valves Wall Street Beat Xeltis Source Type: news

EBR Systems pulls in $50m for wireless pacer
EBR Systems said yesterday that it raised $50 million to back a clinical trial for the wireless cardiac pacemaker it’s developing after winning CE Mark approval for a second-generation wireless transmitter. EBR’s device, which it calls wireless stimulation endocardially or Wise, uses a subcutaneous generator to wirelessly deliver ultrasound energy to a “pellet” implanted in the right ventricle, which it uses to synchronize the left and right ventricles. The system is designed to eliminate the need for a left ventricular lead by allowing the operating physician to place the stimulation “pe...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Funding Roundup Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Cardiac Rhythm Management EBR Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Accountable care the art of the possible
This report provides useful advice and sets out eight steps and key considerations to help trusts as they seek to work more closely with partners. The eight steps are Phasing, Partners, Governance, Contracting, Funding, Organisational form, Enablers and Competition. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Winners of NHS contract disputes worth millions revealed
NHS England has released details of three arbitration cases between commissioners and trusts, which were arguing over millions in funding. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

African Academy of Science to put its research on global stage with F1000 publishing platform
The African Academy of Sciences, in partnership with F1000, is launching a publication platform, AAS Open Research, to enable AAS funded and affiliated researchers to publish immediately and without barriers. AAS Open Research will showcase African research on the global stage in an immediate and transparent way. AAS Open Research will join a growing number of funder publication platforms, such as those operated on behalf of Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and soon Ireland’s Health Research Board. The platforms are based on a model developed by F1000Research, which uses immediate publication and...
Source: News from STM - November 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: World Source Type: news

Louisville area firm to create 100 jobs with HQ expansion
SmartBox, creator of a marketing system designed to help dentists attract more patients, is planning a $1.2 million expansion in New Albany, which is expected to create 100 jobs. The expansion is planned for the company’s headquarters at 821 Mount Tabor Road. Company representatives will ask the City of New Albany for assistance with training new and existing employees in the form of a funding match, up to $20,000 annually, through the year 2020. The company employs 80 workers at its headquarters… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David A. Mann Source Type: news

Malawi:Amabhungane - Hunger Stalks Malawi's Prisons
[Daily Maverick] A study by four university academics has found that on average the Malawi's 12,000 prisoners receive just 17% of the recommended daily food provision and that 89% of them are severely food insecure. A prominent prison rights activists has blamed erratic government funding for the scandal, saying that it has made approved foodstuff suppliers reluctant to enter supply contracts with the prisons. By Thokozani Chenjezi, Centre for Investigative Journalism Malawi, for AMABHUNGANE. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ways & Means Committee Leaders Announce Bipartisan Medicare Extenders Package
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means announced a bipartisan agreement to extend several expiring Medicare payment policies, including the Medicare Dependent Hospital Program and the Low-Volume Adjustment Program. The agreement includes offsetting the cost of these extensions with funding from other programs, including payments for Critical Access Hospital swing beds. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 15, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news