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Clinical waste ‘backlog’ pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Image caption The waste was piled on top of containers at health centres in Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media. The images – from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld – showed bags of waste on top of large waste containers. It comes after the collapse of the firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), which had previously processed clinical waste across Scotland. NHS Lanarkshire said the waste had since been removed and posed no risk.…

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HES: Clinical waste firm failed to improve despite regulator warning

Image caption Staff at the firm’s base in Shotts were told on Thursday morning they were being made redundant Inspectors found a string of environmental breaches at a clinical waste firm which laid off all of its staff. Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) told workers they were being made redundant after it was embroiled in a waste stockpiling scandal. Environmental regulators inspected HES sites in Dundee and Shotts this week. They found both were failing to comply with enforcement notices over the proper storage of waste. One former worker said the…

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Science 

Bristol-Myers to invest in Compugen, collaborate in clinical trials

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Israel’s Compugen said on Thursday they will collaborate in clinical trials for patients with advanced solid tumors. The trials will evaluate the safety and tolerability of Compugen’s COM701, an investigational antibody, in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s immune checkpoint inhibitor Opdivo. In conjunction with the collaboration, Bristol-Myers Squibb will invest $12 million in Compugen, purchasing 2,424,243 shares – equal to a 4.1 percent stake – at $4.95 each. The investment represents a 33 percent premium over the average closing price on the last…

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FIFA 

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Clinical Bleus end Uruguay’s dream

France won through to the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 12 years after seeing off a combative Uruguay side that struggled in the absence of the injured Edinson Cavani. Los Charrúas made a strong start all the same, with Cavani’s replacement Cristhian Stuani shooting across the face of goal. At the back, meanwhile, La Celeste were their usual organised selves, giving away no space whatsoever. Seeing more of the ball, France put some good moves together only to struggle in the box, where the Uruguayans were quick…

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Sports 

Clinical Colombia sends sorry Poles packing with 3-0 victory

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – Colombia’s World Cup campaign roared back into life with a thumping 3-0 victory over Poland on Sunday which delivered a warning to their rivals and sent the disappointing Poles tumbling out of the tournament. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group H – Poland vs Colombia – Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia – June 24, 2018 Colombia’s Yerry Mina scores their first goal REUTERS/Jorge Silva Defender Yerry Mina scored the opener in the 40th minute with captain Radamel Falcao and winger Juan Cuadrado putting the gloss on…

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