<![CDATA[Hedgehogs.net: '' related content]]> http://www.hedgehogs.net/tag/national+institute?view=rss http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11533531/ten-nine-ten Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:00:07 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11533531/ten-nine-ten <![CDATA[Ten, nine, ten...]]> RUSSIA had Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin. In 2003 China put a man in space. Even India is exploring the heavens: last September an Indian probe began circling Mars. Brazil thinks of itself as the peer of these big emerging economies (all are members of the BRIC grouping). But when it comes to space, its efforts are earth-bound. It has put up just six smallish, non-commercial satellites, four built with Chinese help and launched on Chinese craft.

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http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11522651/people-say-us-interferes-in-thailands-internal-affairs-nida-poll Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:49:09 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11522651/people-say-us-interferes-in-thailands-internal-affairs-nida-poll <![CDATA[People say US interferes in Thailand's internal affairs: Nida Poll]]>







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http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11476411/tearful-french-athletes-gather-to-remember-victims-of-argentina-crash Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:46:57 +0000 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11476411/tearful-french-athletes-gather-to-remember-victims-of-argentina-crash <![CDATA[Tearful French Athletes Gather to Remember Victims of Argentina Crash]]>






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http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11452915/the-cancer-drugs-fund-benign-or-malignant Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:29:08 +0000 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11452915/the-cancer-drugs-fund-benign-or-malignant <![CDATA[The Cancer Drugs Fund: Benign or malignant?]]> “ENGLAND denied miracle bone cancer drug”. A few years ago that sort of headline was common in newspapers. The accompanying stories tended to explain that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which advises the NHS, had rejected a cancer drug as too expensive. David Cameron, who worked in public relations before becoming a politician, decided to do something. In 2010 his government created a Cancer Drugs Fund to pay for medicines rejected or not yet evaluated by NICE. The headlines diminished. But now they are back.Since it was set up, the budget of the Cancer Drugs Fund has grown from £200m to £280m ($423m). That is to be expected. The whole point of the fund is that it vets drugs quickly and less stringently than NICE. So as the number and cost of cancer drugs increases, so does spending. But the fund has overspent: last week 25 treatments had to be struck off the list. On January 19th a new group, involving the health department, NICE, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and various cancer charities, met to work out what to do with the fund. It is likely that NICE will take over some of its work. But a more drastic remedy would be kinder.Whereas NICE weighs the cost and benefits of drugs and is often able to drive down prices, the more accommodating Cancer Drugs Fund pushes them up. Eisai, a drugs company, once offered NICE a...

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http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11402823/hktdc-and-mexicos-national-institute-of-the-entrepreneur-sign-mou Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:18:19 +0000 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11402823/hktdc-and-mexicos-national-institute-of-the-entrepreneur-sign-mou <![CDATA[HKTDC and Mexicoâs National Institute of the Entrepreneur Sign MOU]]> 11402823 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11395827/the-united-states-of-alcoholism Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:19:40 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11395827/the-united-states-of-alcoholism <![CDATA[The United States of Alcoholism]]>

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http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11362780/scottish-independence-yes-vote-is-a-high-risk-event-citi-warns Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:41:26 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11362780/scottish-independence-yes-vote-is-a-high-risk-event-citi-warns <![CDATA[Scottish Independence 'Yes' Vote Is A "High Risk" Event, Citi Warns]]> A "Yes" vote for Scottish independence represents a "high risk" event according to Citi's Michael Saunders. With the so-called 'neverendum' now less than a month away, Citi continues to highlight three particular concerns if Scotland does vote for independence: Scotland’s relatively weak fiscal position, Scotland’s large banking system and uncertainties over the currency arrangements of an independent Scotland. The Scottish Government seems to be seeking a policy of "sterlingisation" - which even their economic advisors judge "is not likely to be a long-term solution." For now a "no" vote is most likely, however, even if the Scottish referendum does not pass, the UK political landscape is likely to remain in a state of flux.

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http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11361206/ai-robotics-and-the-future-of-jobs Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:51:21 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11361206/ai-robotics-and-the-future-of-jobs <![CDATA[AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs]]> This past week several reports came across my desk highlighting both the good news and the bad news about the future of automation and robotics. There are those who think that automation and robotics are going to be a massive destroyer of jobs and others who think that in general humans respond to shifts in employment opportunities by creating new opportunities.

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http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11344064/gbp-rate-declines-on-manufacturing-data Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:42:06 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11344064/gbp-rate-declines-on-manufacturing-data <![CDATA[GBP Rate: Declines on Manufacturing Data]]> 11344064 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11297623/equinix-vancis-and-nikhef-boost-network-connectivity-with-new-partnership-in-amsterdam Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:35:26 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11297623/equinix-vancis-and-nikhef-boost-network-connectivity-with-new-partnership-in-amsterdam <![CDATA[Equinix, Vancis and Nikhef Boost Network Connectivity with New Partnership in Amsterdam]]> Equinix

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