نیشنل ناننگ اقتصادی اور تکنیکی ترقیاتی علاقہ کارپوریٹ ضروریات کو پورا کرنے کے لئے ہوائی اڈے کے توسیعی منصوبے کی اعلی معیار کی تعمیر میں تیزی لاتا ہے

ناننگ، چین، 28 ستمبر 2023ء/سنہوا-ایشیانیٹ/– حالیہ دنوں میں ناننگ ووکسو بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈے پر ٹی 3 اور معاون سہولیات کی تعمیر تیزی سے آگے بڑھ رہی ہے۔ ہوائی اڈے کی توسیع کے عمل کے دوران درپیش مسائل پر قابو پانے کے لئے، نیشنل ناننگ اکنامک اینڈ ٹیکنالوجیکل ڈویلپمنٹ ایریا کے “کارپوریٹ ضروریات کے حل کو تیز کرنے کے لئے قیادت گروپ” کے سربراہ 9 ستمبر کو سڑکوں کی بحالی، آبی چینلوں کی مرمت اور دیگر تعمیراتی مسائل کا مطالعہ اور حل کا تعین کرنے کے لئے فرنٹ لائن پر پہنچے۔ کمپنیوں نے ناننگ اقتصادی اور تکنیکی ترقی کے علاقے کے اعلی معیار اور اعلی کارکردگی کی تعریف کی ہے.

19.8 بلین یوآن کی مجموعی سرمایہ کاری کے ساتھ، ناننگ ووشو بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈے ٹی 3 اور معاون سہولیات کی تعمیر کے منصوبے کا مقصد 432،000 مربع میٹر رقبے میں ایک بالکل نیا ٹرمینل تعمیر کرنا ہے ، جس میں متعلقہ سہولیات بھی شامل ہیں جو 34 ملین افراد / بار کے سالانہ مسافروں کو سنبھالنے کے لئے ڈیزائن کی گئی ہیں۔ ناننگ ووشو بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈے ٹی 3 اور معاون سہولیات کی تعمیر کا منصوبہ گوانگسی کی نئی مغربی زمینی سمندری راہداری کے قیام، بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ کی مشترکہ ترقی میں انضمام، اعلی معیار کے انداز میں آر سی ای پی ممالک کے ساتھ اقتصادی تعاون، مشترکہ تقدیر کی چین-آسیان برادری کی تشکیل میں حصہ ڈالے گا، اور نئے ترقیاتی نمونے میں خدمات انجام دینے اور شامل کرنے کی کوشش کرے گا۔ ناننگ ایئرپورٹ گروپ کے کمانڈ ڈپارٹمنٹ کے سربراہ یانگ جون نے اشارہ کیا: “اس سال سے، ناننگ اکنامک ٹیکنالوجیکل ڈیولپمنٹ ایریا کے عملے نے ہوائی اڈے کے توسیعی منصوبے میں مسائل کے حل کو مربوط کرنے میں متعدد مدد فراہم کی ہے. ان کی مدد ہوائی اڈے کے توسیعی منصوبے کی مستقل پیش رفت کو یقینی بنانے میں اہم کردار ادا کرتی ہے، اور ہم واقعی ان کی پرجوش اور انتہائی موثر خدمات کی تعریف کرتے ہیں۔ یہ معلوم ہوا ہے کہ منصوبے کے آغاز کے بعد سے ہوائی اڈے کی توسیع کے لئے 4.383 بلین یوآن کی سرمایہ کاری مکمل ہوچکی ہے۔

ماخذ: نیشنل ناننگ اکنامک اینڈ ٹیکنالوجیکل ڈویلپمنٹ ایریا مینجمنٹ کمیٹی

National Nanning Economic & Technological Development Area Expedites High-quality Construction of Airport Expansion Project to Meet Corporate Needs

NANNING, China, Sept. 28, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– In recent days, construction of T3 and support facilities at Nanning Wuxu International Airport is progressing steadily ahead in full steam. To overcome problems encountered during the airport expansion process, head of the National Nanning Economic & Technological Development Area’s “leadership group for expediting solutions of corporate needs” arrived at the front line on September 9 to study and determine solutions for rerouting of roadways, repairs of water channels and other construction issues. Companies have lauded the high quality and high efficiency of the Nanning Economic & Technological Development Area.

With a total investment of 19.8 billion yuan, the Nanning Wuxu International Airport T3 and support facilities construction project aims to build a brand-new terminal 432,000 square meters in area, along with relevant facilities designed to handle an annual passenger throughput of 34 million person/times. The Nanning Wuxu International Airport T3 and support facilities construction project will play a significantly role in Guangxi’s establishment of the new western land-sea corridor, integration into the joint development of the Belt and Road, economic cooperation with RCEP nations in a high-quality manner, contribution to the formation of a China-ASEAN community of common destiny, and endeavor in serving and incorporating into the new development pattern. Yang Jun, head of the Command Department of the Nanning Airport Group, indicates: “Since this year, staff from the Nanning Economic  Technological Development Area have provided numerous assistance in coordinating the resolution of issues in the airport expansion project. Their help has been instrumental in ensuring steady progress of the airport expansion project, and we truly appreciate their passionate and highly efficient services.” It has been known that 4.383 billion yuan in investment for airport expansion has been completed since project commencement.

Source: National Nanning Economic & Technological Development Area Management Committee

Introducing the Icomera X7 Mobile Connectivity & Applications Router

Supercharged 5G Connectivity for Onboard Systems and Passengers

Gothenburg, Sweden, Sept. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Icomera’s new X7 router is a gateway to a powerful centralised connectivity platform, supporting multiple, resource-intensive applications including Passenger Wi-Fi, Onboard Infotainment, and Digital Video Surveillance & Analytics. A wholly owned subsidiary of Equans, global leader in the energy and services industry, Icomera is the leading provider of integrated connectivity solutions for public transport and contributes to a low carbon and resilient world by making public transport more attractive. 

“Nowadays, a plethora of onboard systems installed on vehicles require ubiquitous, reliable connectivity”, explains Roger Matthews, Icomera’s Chief Commercial Officer. “The X7 delivers exceptional speed, storage and performance for both operational and passenger-focused services, ushering in a new era of cutting-edge connected applications.”

The X7 utilises SureWAN™, Icomera’s industry-leading connectivity technology protocol for intelligently aggregating multiple communication technologies (5G, 4G, satellite, trackside networks etc.) in parallel, to ensure the fastest, most reliable connection available to a moving vehicle. Network traffic can be monitored and managed using IcoShape, Icomera’s data traffic shaping tool, empowering transport operators to make best use of all available Internet bandwidth and control their data costs.

“One or multiple X7 units can be installed on a single vehicle or train consist”, adds Mats Karlsson, Icomera’s Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder. “By distributing network traffic between two routers, load balancing helps ensure optimised performance, while redundancy adds further resiliency to an onboard connectivity solution.”

The X7 router will be available in various models at launch, each optimised to meet specific business requirements:

  • For digital video surveillance deployments, in addition to providing real-time data offload, the X7 can be configured with up to two externally accessible SSDs. This is useful when the physical storage and/or removal of video surveillance footage is a requirement, and reduces the need for an external Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. In many cases, the 32TB (2 x 16TB) SSDs allow transport operators to store up to a month’s worth of video footage.
  • Some X7 models contain up to two built-in dual band Wi-Fi 6 cards, each capable of operating as an access point to provide high-quality passenger Wi-Fi.
  • The X7 contains up to five 5G modems for industry-leading connectivity.

Details of the X7 follow Icomera’s announcement of the world’s first Wi-Fi 7 access point purpose-built for public transportation – the Icomera A2. By leveraging the increased throughput and reduced latency that Wi-Fi 7 offers, the new access point will facilitate faster and more reliable web browsing, streaming, downloads, and video conferencing for passengers, allowing them to stay connected more effortlessly while they travel.

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New global study discovers people in pain feel more socially excluded than ever

  • Latest edition of Haleon Pain Index finds half (49%) of people in pain feel stigmatised[1][2]
  • 42% regularly feel lonely due to their pain, and one third feel serious loneliness (based on UCLA loneliness scale)[3]
  • 32% of people living in pain fear they will be judged
  • Women, people of colour and the LGBQ+ community are worst affected
  • Gen Z more likely to feel unheard than Baby Boomers

LONDON, Sept. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new study of 18,097 people across 18 countries has discovered that society has grown less tolerant of people in pain, despite the effects of COVID-19 boosting global health awareness.

The fifth edition of the Haleon Pain Index (HPI)[1], conducted by consumer health company Haleon, suggests that attitudes towards pain in post-pandemic society are now more judgemental and less tolerant, with half (49%) of those in pain feeling stigmatised and a third (32%) fearing they will be judged about their pain.

The global index has been exploring the real impact pain has on people’s lives for almost a decade. This year’s study has found that, since the first edition in 2014, the social and emotional impact of pain has grown by nearly 25%, with stigma and social isolation arising from everyday pain increasing worldwide. 42% of people questioned said they regularly experience loneliness when in pain. Feelings of serious loneliness emerged globally, with 38% of people in mainland China, 33% in Australia and 32% in the UK reporting this. This coincides with warnings about the public health impacts of loneliness and social isolation issued by the World Health Organisation[4] and the Loneliness Epidemic[5] pointed out in spring 2023.

Dr Linda Papadopoulos, Psychologist and Author, commented: “Everyday pain is a health issue that can easily be dismissed or trivialised. Many don’t realise its effects can be much worse than the symptoms themselves. The result of loneliness and mental health impact caused by lack of empathy and being treated differently is only worsening. As a society, we need to improve empathy and understanding in a world that is continuing to harden to these issues.”

The HPI discovered that people who already experience bias, discrimination, and exclusion in society are the worst affected by these hardening views on pain.

  • 58% of women said their pain had been treated differently, not believed or discriminated versus 49% of men. This is highest amongst women in India (74%), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) (74%), Brazil (74%), and mainland China (61%).
  • 59% of people of colour said their pain had been treated differently, not believed or discriminated versus 48% of white people. This is highest in Brazil (71%), Poland (64%) and the USA (64%), whilst this is true for 60% in the UK.
  • 44% of LGBQ+ people feared that others will make assumptions about them and their pain, compared to 32% of heterosexuals. This is highest in India (61%), USA (54%), Canada (49%) and Australia (48%).

The study also revealed a sharp generational divide in the way people experience pain, suggesting that younger patients struggle most with making their pain known and accessing treatment:

  • 70% of Gen Z said their pain had been treated differently, not believed or discriminated, compared to 40% of Baby Boomers. This is highest in India (80%), the USA (79%) and for 74% of UK respondents.
  • 45% of Gen Z said being in pain was too much of a taboo for them to speak out, compared to 35% of Boomers.

While the older generation find it easier to express their pain and access treatment, they are the most marginalised when it comes to accessing health-related information online. 45% of 75–84-year-olds said they struggle to access this online because they do not feel confident navigating the internet, compared with 33% overall.

Respondents agreed on the need for a more personalised and compassionate view of pain. More than two thirds (68%) of people said more empathy to address bias and exclusion would make a real difference to their experience of pain. Meanwhile, 69% said they wished doctors and 62% wished pharmacists were better trained on how individual pain is for different patients.

Lisa Jennings, Head of Global Over the Counter Category at Haleon, said: “While pain is a universal human experience, resulting in loneliness and stigma for many, its impact varies considerably between social groups, with the most marginalised amongst the worst affected. Our ambition is to break down the barriers to achieving better everyday health for everyone – irrespective of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other factors. The HPI shows that we can lessen the social and emotional impact of pain by shifting perceptions and conversations around pain management. That’s why we’re taking action through several programs such as our #ListenToPain initiative which is being rolled out to health professionals across the globe.”

Haleon’s #ListenToPain programme supports health professionals to improve communication with patients and have a focused discussion on pain tailored to the individual. #ListentoPain includes five profiles that describe people with different attitudes and behaviours towards pain management that help health professionals customize their approach with their patients. With continuity of care, truly understanding how pain may change over time means pain management strategies can be evolved and be more effective in the long term.

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Notes to Editors

About the Haleon Pain Index study

The Haleon Pain Index (HPI) is a proprietary, globally representative, longitudinal social study conducted by Edelman Data x Intelligence (DXI). The study is designed to give a voice to those experiencing pain and assess the evolving state of pain. The study captures the perceived impact of pain on individuals’ everyday lives, their health, their feelings, emotions, motivations and behaviours, putting the human experience at the centre. In its fifth edition, the study assesses health inclusivity barriers to effective pain treatment. The perceptions of over 18,000 respondents across 18 countries were captured as part of the fifth edition.

Markets tracked in HPI 5: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, KSA, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA.

The age groups are split into different generations:

  • Gen Z: those between 18-26 years old
  • Millennials: those between 27-42 years old
  • Gen X: those between 43-58 years old
  • Boomers 1*: those between 59-66 years old
  • Boomers 2*: those between 67-77 years old
  • Silent: those between 78-84 years old

1*For the first time, the Haleon Pain Index (HPI) is now capturing the voice of experts, GPs, Pharmacists, and Nurses, in 4 key markets: Australia, Germany, KSA and the USA. In this first edition, we’ve gathered insights from over 600 experts (150 per market*) through a 15-minute online bespoke survey, exploring their views on pain, their challenges as healthcare professionals and the role they can play in driving positive change.

2*In the USA, our interviews included a mix of physicians and nurses; in Australia and KSA, a mix of physicians and pharmacists, and in Germany, a combination of pharmacists and pharmacists’ assistants.

About Listen To Pain

#ListenToPain is a global initiative from Haleon to enable health professionals to maximise their time with patients and help them to better understand a patient’s pain experience — providing the sufferer with a treatment plan that is right for them. Located on Haleon Health Partner, a dedicated digital platform for health professionals, #ListenToPain includes a series of practical tools for better interactions, assessments, and outcomes. These tools and resources for pharmacists will help them understand their patients pain better and navigate conversations around pain management.

Further information and the full range of #ListentoPain resources can we found on www.haleonhealthpartner.com.

About Haleon
Haleon (LSE / NYSE: HLN) is a global leader in consumer health, with a purpose to deliver better everyday health with humanity. Haleon’s product portfolio spans five major categories – Oral Health, Pain Relief, Respiratory Health, Digestive Health and Other, and Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements (VMS). Its long-standing brands – such as Advil, Sensodyne, Panadol, Voltaren, Theraflu, Otrivin, Polident, parodontax and Centrum – are built on trusted science, innovation and deep human understanding.
For more information, please visit www.haleon.com.

1 Haleon. Pain Index. 2023. Data on file.
2 The Haleon Pain Index is formerly known as the Global Pain Index.
3 Russell, D, et al.,1978. Developing a measure of loneliness. Journal of Personality Assessment, 42, 290-294. Available: https://fetzer.org/sites/default/files/images/stories/pdf/selfmeasures/Self_Measures_for_Loneliness_and_Interpersonal_Problems_UCLA_LONELINESS.pdf. [2023, September 18].
4 World Health Organization (WHO). N.d. Social Isolation and Loneliness. Available: https://www.who.int/teams/social-determinants-of-health/demographic-change-and-healthy-ageing/social-isolation-and-loneliness [2023, September 18].
5 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2023. Health Risks of Social Isolation and Loneliness. Available: https://www.cdc.gov/emotional-wellbeing/social-connectedness/loneliness.htm#:~:text=Social%20isolation%20and%20loneliness%20have,linked%20to%20increased%20risk%20for%3A&text=Heart%20disease%20and%20stroke.,Type%202%20diabetes. [2023, September 18].

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Cabinet Division Warns Against Hackers Targeting Govt Officials

The cabinet division has issued an advisory against hackers targeting government officials through impersonation.

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According to the advisory, the hackers have accelerated their activities against government officials by exploiting human curiosity to open malicious links being sent through social media platforms and emails, etc.

These threat actors are impersonating high-level officials, and if the malicious links are clicked, the targeted mobiles and computer systems are infected. The infected systems then can lead to sophisticated attacks including extraction of sensitive information and gaining unauthorized access to the target device to become transmitters of information including microphone access.

The advisory said that hackers use mobile numbers and other details of high-level officials obtained through hacking in the past. Hackers use it to send phishing emails or spoofed SMS or WhatsApp messages to selected targets. A well-crafted message is prepared to trick the victims into disclosing their sensitive information or clicking on suspicious links or attachments.

The advisory has asked citizens and government officials to always confirm before opening a link received in an email or message from a known or unknown user. It has also asked to scan the attachments with an antivirus before downloading any attachments, including trusted attachments.

Government officials were advised to apply updates to their operating system and software applications on all computing devices such as PCs, laptops, mobiles, wearables, and use well-reputed and trusted antivirus or antimalware in all computing devices, and never use personal accounts on official devices.

Government officials need to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) wherever possible and never share personal details and credentials with unauthorized or suspicious users, websites, applications, etc.

It has also recommended ways to type URLs in the browser rather than clicking on links always open websites with HTTPS and avoid visiting HTTP websites.

Source: Pro Pakistani

NRL Resumes Operations of Hydrogen Production Unit

National Refinery Limited (NRL) Thursday announced that it has resumed normal operations of its Hydrogen Production Unit (HPU).

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In a notice to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the company said that it has now successfully commenced the production and supply of High-Speed Diesel (HSD) compliant with Pak-V specifications as recently notified by the government.

It added that the adoption of Pak-V specifications will increase the company’s HSD production by around 5-6 percent, besides avoiding penalty on production of HSD below Pak-V specifications.

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Back in early July, National Refinery announced that it had closed its HPU for 6 weeks due to unscheduled maintenance. Due to unscheduled maintenance work on the Hydrogen Production Unit (HPU), the unit has been shut down for a period of 6 weeks, tentatively. Till such time, the company will produce HSD compliant with EURO-I specifications, it said at the time.

Source: Pro Pakistani