Mum of toddler twins backs ‘life-changing’ drug campaign

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPKU and Kuvan – the campaign for an affordable drugThe mother of twin girls who have a rare genetic condition is supporting a campaign for a drug that can treat it to be made cheaper. Leanne Barnett’s twins, Olivia and Ruby, aged 21 months, were born with phenylketonuria or PKU. The condition, which means they cannot eat large amounts of protein, affects about one in 10,000 UK babies. Mrs Barnett says she …

Badminton Horse Trials: Piggy French beats Oliver Townend to win first title

GB’s Piggy French wins first major title at the Badminton Horse TrialsBritain’s Piggy French thwarted compatriot Oliver Townend to win the Badminton Horse Trials. French’s first major title was recorded with a winning score of 26.8 on Vanir Kamira and she is only the second British winner since Townend in 2009. One fence down and four time penalties cost Townend a second Badminton title. They also stalled his hopes of winning the £270,000 Grand Slam, but it was a successful …

Premiership: Newcastle Falcons relegated from Premiership with 28-19 defeat at Gloucester

Newcastle drop out of the Premiership after six seasons in the top flight Gallagher Premiership Gloucester (21) 28 Tries: Woodward, Cipriani, Sharples, Banahan Cons: Twelvetrees 4 Newcastle (12) 19 Tries: Young, Sinoti, McGuigan Cons: Flood 2 Newcastle’s relegation from the Premiership was confirmed with a 28-19 defeat at Gloucester. The Falcons needed maximum points at Kingsholm to have any chance of survival after Leicester’s bonus point at Harlequins on Friday. Gloucester ran in four tries from Jason Woodward, Danny Cipriani, …

Brexit’s paralysing effect on British politics

Print edition | Britain May 2nd 2019 WESTMINSTER IS becalmed. No big bills are under debate or even planned. MPs seem to have little to do but plot. On April 30th the Commons even adjourned before teatime. It is almost as if no serious political issue faces the country. Except, of course, that one does. After the European Union’s latest deadline extension, Brexit is due on October 31st. Yet there is little sign of a compromise that would pass in …

Asos billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Holch Povlsen is one of Denmark’s richest men Three of the four children of Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen died in the Sri Lanka bombing attacks, a spokesman has confirmed to the BBC. The family were visiting the country over the Easter holiday. The names of the children have not been made public. Mr Holch Povlsen owns the international clothing chain Bestseller. He is also the biggest single shareholder in clothing giant Asos and …

How to become the next prime minister

Print edition | Britain Apr 17th 2019 ADVISERS HAVE been hired, funds raised and sweeping speeches made. The Daily Telegraph, the house journal of Conservatism, features a buffet of op-eds by ambitious Tory MPs. Theresa May might still be resident in 10 Downing Street, but the race to replace her has already begun. Sajid Javid, the home secretary, is being advised by a former Vote Leave executive and has taken to giving speeches nodding to his gritty upbringing. Boris Johnson …

Samsung’s OLED Display on New Galaxy Fold Receives International Recognition for Its Reduction in Eye-Impairing Blue Light

SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Display announced today that the display panel on the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone has been awarded an Eye Comfort certification from the internationally recognized TÜV Rheinland, for a sharp drop in the emission of blue light. Harmful blue light, which appears between the wavelengths of about 415 and 455 nanometers, has been linked to eye health. Now, as confirmed by TÜV Rheinland the percentage of blue light being emitted by the eagerly anticipated Galaxy Fold …

Netflix warns price rises to hit subscriber growth

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Netflix produced The Crown whose third series stars Oscar winner Olivia Colman Netflix expects subscriber growth to slow in the second quarter as the film and TV streaming firm continues to roll out price rises. The company reported strong sales and profits for the first quarter, including 9.6 million new subscribers However, Netflix expects that number to slow between April and June. The company is lifting its prices across the US, Brazil, Mexico and some …

Ophthotech Transitions to a Gene Therapy Focused Company Developing Treatments for Orphan Inherited Retinal Diseases and Changes Name to IVERIC bio

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ophthotech Corporation (Nasdaq:OPHT) today announced that as part of its transition strategy to focus on discovering and developing novel gene therapy solutions to treat orphan inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) with unmet medical needs, the Company is changing its name to IVERIC bio, Inc. In conjunction with the corporate name change, the Company will trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the new ticker symbol “ISEE”. The new ticker symbol will become effective at the opening of the …

UK pay grows at fastest rate since financial crisis – ONS

Pay growth in Britain has risen at the fastest rate in more than a decade, as companies keep hiring despite growing fears over Brexit. Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, rose by 3.5% on the year in the three months to February, according to the Office for National Statistics, matching the rate recorded in January and the joint highest level since mid-2008. Basic pay increased by 3.4% on the year, down from an upwardly revised 3.5% in the three months to …

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