NEWS DIGEST 04.04.2020: Fighting coronavirus, enhancing communications

  Today’s news digest from HEM News Agency comes courtesy of our Twitter list ‘Informa Accounts‘ incorporating accounts related to the editor’s workplace. Informa’s Medtech Insight magazine reports on the American Food & Drug Administration (FDA)’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic by relaxing rules around face masks, respirators and face shields as U.S. hospitals and clinics try to handle increased demand for products to fight off the virus – Facing Shortage, FDA Further Relaxes Face Mask, Face Shield And Respirator Guidance (Medtech Insight/Informa Pharma Intelligence) American life sciences investment firm venBio has raised $394 million for a fund aimed at … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 04.04.2020: Fighting coronavirus, enhancing communications

COPS WITH CAMS: Philippines police to trial body cameras next year

Silang – VIJAY SHAH via¬†MARLLY ROME BONDOC and GMA News Mirroring the introduction of body cameras for police forces in the countries of Europe and North America, the national police of the Philippines have announced that they will be considering fitting body cameras to their officers in the new year, according to a report by GMA News Online today. The small cameras, usually attached to the police officer’s helmet, hat or upper body, help ensure the officer’s safety when apprehending criminals or carrying out raids, but also serve as valuable video evidence for court cases. This year, police in the … Continue reading COPS WITH CAMS: Philippines police to trial body cameras next year

VIGILANTE: Does London need one?

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH and SUNNY ATWAL In between the colourful pages of comics or the viewing recommendations on Netflix, there are many fictional towns plagued by baddies, criminals and no-gooders of all sorts, terrorising the inhabitants and making everyone’s life a sodding misery. Crime is rampant, evil prevails and no-one is foolish enough to walk the streets at night. But, where there is bad, there must be good to put it in its place. A vigilante to right wrongs, put baddies behind bars and fight evil while living for another day. Gotham City has Batman, Smallville has Superman, … Continue reading VIGILANTE: Does London need one?