By Rahul Singh and Krishna N. DasNEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's drugs regulator has ordered Johnson & Johnson <JNJ.N> to stop manufacturing its Baby Powder using raw materials currently in two of its Indian factories until test results prove they are free of asbestos, a senior official said on Thursday.gi The official at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), who declined to be named citing the sensitivity of the matter, said a written order had been sent to the U.S. company telling it to stop using the "huge quantities" of raw materials stocked in its plants in northern and western India.The company said on Wednesday that Indian drug authorities visited some of its facilities and took "tests and samples" of its talcum powder. It also said that the safety of its cosmetic talc was based on a long history of safe use and decades of research and clinical evidence by independent researchers and scientific review boards across the world.Read the Reuters … [Read more...] about Indian regulator orders J&J to stop using raw material to make Baby Powder in India
Candice Williams The Detroit News Published 5:58 PM EDT Oct 25, 2018 As a graduate of the Wayne State University’s College of Engineering, Avinash Rachmale has had an ongoing relationship with the school. He started a business locally, hires Wayne State graduates and sits on the college’s Board of Visitors. That relationship grew Thursday with the university announcing that Rachmale and his wife, Hema, have donated $5 million to the College of Engineering for scholarships and a new testing laboratory. “I’m passionate about Wayne State and I think this will be a great help to the engineering school,” said Rachmale, CEO and chairman of engineering firm Lakeshore Global Corporation. The announcement comes as Wayne State wraps up its “Pivotal Moments” fundraising campaign and the university closes out its sesquicentennial celebration on Friday. The university raised $776.5 million, exceeding its $750 million goal, University President M. Roy … [Read more...] about Wayne State announces $5M donation for scholarships, new testing lab
By Dan Friedell May 18, 2018 9:18 am 05/18/2018 09:18am A new kind of roundabout is being constructed in Annandale, the first of its kind in the region. If it's successful, you could see one in your neighborhood. WASHINGTON — Jayhawk Street and Ravensworth Road meet just off Little River Turnpike in Annandale, Virginia. It used to be just like any other typical busy intersection in Northern Virginia. But not anymore. The junction is being used to stage a local example of a Virginia Department of Transportation pilot program for a “modular mini roundabout.” Construction crews started work on the roundabout on May 17, and it will take about three weeks to complete the installation of the materials, which include recycled plastic bottles. Right now, orange barrels and markings on the street are the only evidence of the project. But crews will work 12 hour shifts, six days a week, to complete the new traffic control system. Drivers are asked … [Read more...] about VDOT tests new ‘mini’ roundabout in Annandale
CLADDING on tower blocks was ripped down across Britain following the Grenfell Tower fire because of fears it could contribute towards another deadly blaze. Councils across the country tested materials on their own buildings - here's what you need to know about the controversial decor dubbed a "silent killer". What is cladding and why is it used? Cladding is a material which is wrapped around the outside of a building to improve appearance and energy efficiency. Colourful green and blue panels designed to improve insulation and soften the look of the brutalist concrete block. They were fitted to Grenfell Tower in Kensington, West London, as part of a £9million refurb completed in May 2017. Dense foam boards coated in zinc rainproof sheets were spaced 30mm apart across the 24-storey building, which housed 120 flats and at least 500 residents. A public inquiry which opened in September will look at the material and the role it played in the fire. In October the … [Read more...] about What is cladding, why was it used on Grenfell Tower and how many blocks failed tests following the London fire?
STUDENTS across the country are facing the dreaded end of year exams. If preparing for the important tests wasn't stressful enough, uncontrollable circumstances could get in the way of a pupil and their assessment. Here's what to do if you miss an exam or coursework deadline... What should you do if you miss an exam? It's important that students make it to their assessments unless they have specific extenuating circumstances. If you are too sick to attend, you will need a medical specification. The Joint Council for Qualifications outlines which candidates will be eligible for special consideration: Temporary illness or accident/injury at the time of the assessment Bereavement at the time of the assessment (where whole groups are affected, normally only those most closely involved will be eligible) Domestic crisis arising at the time of the assessment Serious disturbance during an examination, particularly where recorded material is being used Other accidental events at the time … [Read more...] about What happens if I miss a GCSE or A-Level exam or coursework deadline and can tests be rescheduled?