Speech: PM speech at MS Society Reception: 5 November 2018

first_imgIt is wonderful to welcome you all to 10 Downing Street today to celebrate the MS Society and the amazing work that you do in so many different ways, as has just been outlined. The work you do to raise money to fund research into new treatments, to support people who are living with MS, raising public awareness of the condition. I think one of the key issues is people understanding what MS is about and the effect it has and campaigning to stop MS.None of that would be possible without the tireless dedication of MS Society volunteers – and I am delighted that we have so many of you here today.I also want to thank all those who raise money and provide care for those with MS.I know just how vital that support can be because my own mother lived with MS.Just the other day I received a touching letter from a nurse – Nicki Murray – who helped to support my mother when I was younger.The way Nicki remembered my mother after all these years speaks volumes of the extraordinary care and compassion of our health workers.I’d like to thank them all for everything that they do for us.From my mother’s experience, I know how incredibly tough living with MS can be.You all know it changes lives profoundly.The shock of a diagnosis. The fear of a relapse. The anxiety over what might be ahead – and how that might affect your family and loved ones.And of course many volunteers and supporters first get involved with the Society precisely because they saw a loved one go through it.Indeed, we’ve just heard that the first branch was founded 65 years ago by a husband who watched his wife live with MS, and was frustrated by the lack of treatment and support available.The situation today is unrecognisable from where we were then, or even 25 years ago – not just in terms of care and support but in terms of treatment too.We know infinitely more about how to manage symptoms. More treatment options are available than ever before, particularly for relapsing forms of the condition. And the pipeline of treatments has never been stronger.I think we are now at a crucial point.Your ‘STOP MS’ campaign reflects your ambition for us to make the next research breakthrough. And I want you to know that you have an ally in this government.Earlier this year I announced the single largest cash commitment to our public services ever made by a peacetime Government – an £84 billion five year deal for our NHS.In return, the NHS will produce a long-term plan to ensure that investment makes a difference on the front-line, including to people living with MS.But of course the real breakthroughs will come in the laboratory.We are already putting £7 billion of new public funding into science, research and innovation – the largest increase for 40 years.And more broadly, across our whole economy, we have set the most ambitious goal for total research and development investment in our history – making it up to 2.4% of our economy – with government and the private sector working together to meet it.Those investments will pay real dividends in the years ahead. I know that the MS Society is working closely with the National Institute for Health Research on a number of promising treatments – I want that close partnership to continue.You’ve achieved a huge amount as a Society and as a wider MS community over many years.Thank you all for that you have done.Now you rightly have your eyes set on the greatest prize – stopping MS and bringing an end to the pain and suffering it causes to so many people.So thank you for all that you have done and let’s work together to make that, stopping MS, a reality.last_img read more

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14 of 40 Wealthiest Indians Live in UAE: Report

first_imgThe United Arab Emirates is the most sought-after destination for 14 out of 40 wealthy Non-resident Indians, according to this year’s Hurun Report. The United Kingdom and the United States follow, with 10 and 8 wealthy NRIs, respectively. They are listed as two other countries, which are the preferred destinations for immigration.LN Mittal of ArcelorMittal, with Rs 882 billion, is the wealthiest Indian immigrant, while Micky Jagtiani of the Landmark Group and MA Yusuf Ali of the Emke Group are ranked the second and third wealthiest globally. While Mittal has made the United Kingdom his home, Jagtiani and Ali are residents of the UAE, with fortunes worth Rs 347 billion and Rs 319 billion, respectively.In the list of extremely rich non-resident Indians in UAE were also named Sunny Varkey (Gems Education); BR Shetty (NMC), Adani Vinodbhai Shantilal (Adani Enterprises), Ravi Pillai (RP Group), Feroz Allana (IFFCO), Divyank Turakhia (Media.Net), Shamsheer Vayalil (VPS Healthcare), Tony Jashanmal (Jashanmal), Saket Burman (Dabur), Azad Moopen (Aster DM Healthcare) Rizwan Sajan (Danube) and Ramesh S Ramakrishnan (Transworld).“The total number of rich list entrants increased 6 times since we launched the list six years ago; a good indication that Indian entrepreneurs are coming of age with global ambitions,” Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman and chief researcher, Hurun Report Global, said, the Khaleej Times reported.The Hurun India Rich List named the richest people in India with cut off at Rs 10 billion. For the sixth consecutive year, Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries was ranked first, with net worth Rs 2.579 trillion. Dilip Shanghvi of Sun Pharma took the second place, with net worth of Rs 890 billion. Others among the top 10 are LN Mittal (ArcelorMittal), Shiv Nadar (HCL), Azim Premji (Wipro), Cyrus S Poonawalla (Serum Institute of India), Gautam Adani (Adani Enterprises), Acharya Balkrishna (Patanjali Ayurved), Uday Kotak (Kotak Mahind), and Sunil Mittal & Family (Bharti Airtel).According to the report, the wealth of Hurun India Rich Listers has increased by 17 per cent compared to that in last year on average. Among the listed people, 16 of them saw their wealth double on year-on-year basis. Related ItemsHurun report IndiaLittle IndiaLN MittalMukesh AmbaniRichest IndiansRichest Indians UAEUAE migration hublast_img read more

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