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Woman gives birth in truck on highway

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    NORTH SALT LAKE, UT (KSL) — A woman gave birth in a truck early Friday morning along U.S. Highway 89 with only her husband present to help deliver the baby.

Mariah Simmonds said her plan was to have her baby naturally at a birth center, but the contractions began to increase unexpectedly late Thursday evening.

“I called the midwife and said, ‘What should we do? Should we come in?’ and she said, ‘Go take a bath and see if they calm down and if your contractions calm down, we’ll meet up a little later.’”

Simmonds said the contractions slowed to 12 minutes apart before she went to bed around midnight.

Around 1 a.m. Friday, Simmonds woke up and the contractions had intensified once again. Her husband, Kirk Simmonds, encouraged her to get going.

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Law Grad Goes Into Labor While Taking the Bar Exam, Has Her Baby and Finishes Her Test

Brianna Hill wasn’t going to let anything stand in the way of her taking the bar exam, not even giving birth. And, that is exactly what happened one week ago.

Hill, a recent Loyola University of Chicago School of Law graduate, was in active labor, contractions and all, while taking the first portion of the bar exam, she told Above The Law magazine. 

“I started taking the MPT but since we were remote I couldn’t leave view of the camera. As soon as I stood up when I finished, I knew my water had broken,” she told the legal publication.

So she did what any willful, courageous, determined woman would do: she powered through it. 

“I took my break, got myself cleaned up, called my husband, midwife and mom, cried because I was a little panicked, then sat down to take the MEE,” she said. 

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BoB in historic benchmark rate cut

Businesses, banks and household on Thursday midday received the much anticipated announcement from Bank of Botswana Governor, Moses Pelaelo, who said the central bank has decided to reduce the Bank Rate by 50 basis points from 4.25 percent to 3.75 percent.

This is the second 50 basis points cut this year after the April cut from 4.25 percent to 4.75 percent. This Thursday cut is the record lowest since 2006, two years before global recession. The two cuts this year were seen as intervention to cushion the economic impact of Covid-19.
Covid-19 and its new normal to most business activities shifted most macroeconomic dynamics and dimension; this recent cut according to the central bank is meant to support the domestic economy which is backed against the wall by inflationary pressures.

The headline inflation remained steady at 1 percent in August and well below the lower bound of the Bank’s objective

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winners and losers in the COVID economy

Although European capitals are loath to reintroduce the national lockdowns imposed in March, they are targeting restrictions on hospitality, entertainment and travel.

“No government wants to go back to where they were in March given the impact on the economy,” said Melanie Debono, European economist at Capital Economics. “But any restrictions may take longer to unwind so the virus doesn’t uptick again.”

Where we have seen policies to contain the virus, people have quickly returned to normal.

— Frederic Neumann, HSBC

By contrast, countries in the Asia-Pacific region – including New Zealand and Vietnam as well as Taiwan, South Korea and China – suppressed COVID-19 to lower levels and then maintained tighter controls against a resurgence. While Europe enjoyed its summer holidays, Asia kept international travel on hold.

Taiwan closed its borders early and followed that up with well-organised contact tracing, quarantine and social distancing to eliminate a few initial

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Woman gives birth in truck on US Highway 89

NORTH SALT LAKE — A woman gave birth in a truck early Friday morning along U.S. Highway 89 with only her husband present to help deliver the baby.

Mariah Simmonds said her plan was to have her baby naturally at a birth center, but the contractions began to increase unexpectedly late Thursday evening.

“I called the midwife and said, ‘What should we do? Should we come in?’ and she said, ‘Go take a bath and see if they calm down and if your contractions calm down, we’ll meet up a little later.’”

Simmonds said the contractions slowed to 12 minutes apart before she went to bed around midnight.

Around 1 a.m. Friday, Simmonds woke up and the contractions had intensified once again. Her husband, Kirk Simmonds, encouraged her to get going.

“I had five contractions about two minutes apart from here to the truck,” Simmonds said Friday afternoon from her

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RBI relief for Covid-19 pain

At the recently concluded monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)—which was rescheduled from October 1 to October 7—the members unanimously voted to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 4%.

The six-member MPC, which includes three new members who were inducted earlier this month, also opted to continue with its accommodative stance as long as necessary to revive growth on a durable basis, and mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the economy, while ensuring that inflation remains within the target going forward.

While the decision of the MPC, which met between October 7 and October 9, was on expected lines as far as the interest rates were concerned, the RBI did announce fresh liquidity and regulatory measures to alleviate the Covid-19-induced pain for the economy.

In his post-policy address, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said that the Indian economy was entering a decisive phase in

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MPC to focus on growth, expectation on rate cut back on table

KOLKATA: Expectation of the Reserve Bank of India returning to the interest rate easing cycle sooner gained traction with it saying that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) would focus on economic revival when the transient spikes in inflation dissipate. The regulator projected that inflation would ease closer to the target by March next year.

Governor Shaktikanta Das said that the rise in prices is due to supply side shocks as the effect of lockdowns and restrictions in movements across the country.

“As supply chains are restored, these wedges should dissipate,” Das said in his policy statement. “The MPC has hence decided to look through the current inflation hump as transient and address the more urgent need to revive growth and mitigate the impact of COVID-19.”

This has provided the space for continuing with the accommodative stance with forward guidance as set out in the MPC’s resolution.

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Full text RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das’ speech



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RBI Monetary Policy: Full text RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das’ speech

The Governor of Reserve Bank of India Shaktikanta Das on October 9 announced the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)’s decisions. The RBI Governor also announced a host of new measures to be undertaken by the central bank.

The newly-constituted MPC of the central bank began its three-day deliberations on October 7, amid speculation that it will maintain status quo on the benchmark lending rates in view of hardening inflation.

Here is the full text of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das’s speech:

Governor’s Statement, October 9, 2020

The newly appointed Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) with Dr. Ashima Goyal, Professor Jayanth R. Varma and Dr. Shashanka Bhide as external members met on 7th, 8th and 9th October, 2020 in its first meeting and the 25th under the monetary policy framework that was instituted in June 2016.

I welcome the new members

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RBI Forecasts 9.5 Per Cent Plunge In Real GDP In FY 2020-21, Rural Demand To Lead Recovery

As the economy somewhat stabilises after a 23.9 per cent plunge in the GDP in the April-June quarter marred by the nationwide lockdown, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday (9 October) said that the deep contractions of Q1 are behind us and the real GDP may decline by 9.5 per cent in the financial year 2020-21.

Addressing the media after the Monetary Policy Committee’s meeting, the RBI Governor has said that the modest recovery in various high-frequency indicators in September 2020 could strengthen further in the second half of 2020-21 with progressive unlocking of economic activity.

“Agriculture and allied activities could well lead the revival by boosting rural demand, ” he added.

Das said that relative to pre-Covid levels, several high frequency indicators are pointing to the easing of contractions in various sectors of the economy and the emergence of impulses of growth.

“By all indications,

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Newswire & Press Release / Ipsen to Present 12 Abstracts At the 11th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation (WCNR) Virtual Congress – Pharma / BioTech / Nutrition – IPSEN Group

 













Ipsen today announced the presentation of 12 abstracts during the 11th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation (WCNR) (wcnr-congress.org), taking place virtually between 7-11 October 2020.1-13

Spasticity is a disabling condition in adults and children, characterized by velocity-dependent muscle hyperactivity. It is the consequence of many neurological diseases, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury and Cerebral Palsy. Spasticity can have significant impact on the lives of patients, causing multi-level disability, including impaired walking and hand use, pain, disfigurement and contractures.14 Cervical dystonia is a rare disorder of unknown origin in most of the primary cases, characterized by involuntary contractions of the neck muscles.15

“Our goal at Ipsen is to put the patient at the center of everything we do; our research aims to understand and address the unmet

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