Walmart to host free health screenings

first_imgWashington Walmart stores are hosting their second Walmart Wellness Day of the year on Saturday.The free health event offers blood glucose, blood pressure and body-mass index screenings, as well as low-cost immunizations. Some stores will also offer free vision screenings.The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at all Washington and Oregon stores.Since its first event, Walmart has provided more than 2 million free screenings to people across the country.last_img

Winterhawks win the West

first_imgPORTLAND — What a wonderful time to find that finishing touch.Urged along by close to 11,000 fans at the Rose Garden, the Portland Winterhawks scored four goals in the final 13 minutes on Thursday to finish off the Tri-City Americans and clinch their second consecutive Western Conference championship.The 4-1 win completed a 4-0 sweep of the Americans and puts the Winterhawks into the Western Hockey League finals. They will meet either Edmonton or Moose Jaw for the title in a series that will begin next week.Through two periods on Thursday, it seemed Portland might have to make another trip to Kennewick. Tri-City, which won the U.S. Division regular-season title, held a 1-0 lead and had goalie Ty Rimmer playing a strong game.“That third period was amazing,” said Marcel Noebels, who scored the go-ahead goal with just over 12 minutes remaining, and 56 seconds after teammate Cam Reid broke through with Portland’s first goal. “After the first goal, the crowd was so into it and had so much energy for us. I was feeling like my legs were just going by themselves.”Both offenses were in high gear all game. But goalies Rimmer of Tri-City and Mac Carruth of Portland were stealing the show.For the second night in a row, Tri-City’s Adam Hughesman scored the first goal by converting a rebound while the Americans were on the power play. The only goal of the first period came 17:40 into the game. Brendan Shinnimin took a shot from the left circle that bounced free in the crease, allowing Hughesman to score before Carruth could react.last_img read more

International Entertainment appoints internal directors to Macau poker operator

first_imgHong Kong-listed gaming investor International Entertainment Corp (IEC) has appointed two of its three executive directors to the board of Rational Live Events Macau Limited – the recently acquired former subsidiary of PokerStars owner The Stars Group.The news formed part of a detailed rundown by IEC of Rational Live Events Macau Limited for the benefit of investors after it purchased the company in August for US$3 million. 2019 WSOP main event the second biggest of all time RelatedPosts World Poker Tour to hold inaugural WPT Cambodia at NagaWorld in November World Poker Tour announces 2019 “Asia Swing” in Vietnam, Japan and Korea Load More In its comprehensive assessment released Thursday, IEC revealed that it has now appointed Min Zhang and Thomas Chan as directors of its new subsidiary, “who, respectively, possess more than 20 years of experience in the fields of commercial development, investment and business management and legal/corporate advisory.”Rational Live Events Macau Limited was previously described by PokerStars as one of its “data controllers”, responsible for the capture, storage and use of the personal information of players taking part in local events including those formerly held at the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room at City of Dreams.IEC described the company as “managing, operating and organizing live events/poker tournaments in Macau.”In its announcement this week, IEC said that it will retain Rational Live Events Macau Limited’s current management team to assist the new directors. IEC’s Chairman Stanley Choi is also well-known within the Asian poker scene as a high stakes cash game player and regular at the region’s larger tournament series.The acquisition of Rational Live Events Macau and appointment of new board members comes after IEC signed a collaboration agreement in May with The Stars Group to operate land-based live events and poker rooms under the branding of PokerStars in certain Asian countries. Those countries include Macau, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia. The PokerStars LIVE brand is currently only operating in Manila after the PokerStars LIVE poker room at City of Dreams in Macau shut down in April.Choi told Inside Asian Gaming in August that he was in negotiations with Studio City to host the Macau Poker Cup there later this year but has yet to respond to further inquiries about the progress of that deal.Nevertheless, IEC reaffirmed on Thursday its intentions to rejuvenate the PokerStars LIVE brand, telling investors in regards to the acquisition that, “Since the Target Company (Rational Live Events Macau Limited) has previously organized numbers of live events/poker tournaments in Macau, it would allow the company to leverage on the extensive experience possessed by the Target Company.“Furthermore, attracting poker players to join the tournaments is vital for maintaining the revenue of the Target Company. The Target Company has strived to maintain its goodwill and has maintained its established reputation among poker players through certain numbers of charity work. Hence, the company is able to save up time and resources as compare to setting up a new entity to organize the live events/poker tournaments.”IEC added, “Under the current development plan, the Target Company will engage in organizing poker related gambling activities in Macau and any related bookmarking transactions shall take place in Macau.”last_img read more

Chambers Hosting Governor Candidate Forum At Sports Center

first_imgDunleavy and Treadwell are currently the highest-profile contenders in a GOP field crowded with other candidates who have raised little or no money. The winner of the August 21 GOP primary will advance to the general election. Waiting will be Governor Bill Walker, an independent who is not participating in a primary, and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich, who is running unopposed on the Democratic side. State of Alaska Republican Primary Gubernatorial Candidates:Mike Dunleavy – ConfirmedMead Treadwell – ConfirmedDarin Colbry – InvitedMerica Hlatcu – InvitedMichael Sheldon – Invited Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On August 8 the Kenai and Soldotna joint Chamber of Commerce luncheon will host the Alaska Governor candidates forum for the upcoming primary election. The luncheon will take place from noon-1pm, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. To RSVP, call Kenai Chamber at 283-1991 or Soldotna Chamber at 262-9814.last_img read more

Digital Magazines 2009

first_imgSix years ago, digital editions more often than not were the last redoubt of a print magazine in decline. Three years ago, they were an intriguing option for international circulation. Today and into the next decade, digital magazines represent opportunity. They’re a format that combines the best of a print magazine (curated material, lush layouts and great images, all organized into an easy-to-read start and finish), with the best of e-media (hyperlinks, search, archiving, measurability, video and audio). They’re a less-expensive platform for publishing. And they offer an avenue to the new imperatives of lead-generation and social media. It’s no wonder they’re growing at triple-digit rates. In the pages that follow, a comprehensive look at the state of the technology in the last year of the first decade of the new century. Digital Editions: The Fastest-Growing Format in MagazinesThe State of Digital Magazine Delivery, 2009.Digital magazines were hot last year, and are even hotter this year, as the market responds to new technologies combined with the potential for a lower-cost distribution platform. State of the ArtThe latest features and technologies being integrated into digital magazines.Recent developments bring a new level of capability to the format, including digital-rights management, IAB-standard ad sizes, innovative tracking capabilities, lead-generation, social media and of course, rich media. Advertisers: Hooked on DigitalMarketers are taking an increasingly favorable look at the format.The economy may be taking a toll on magazine advertising in general, but marketers see the value and possibility in contextual advertising based on end-user reading preferences. Does Digital Delivery Save Costs? That argument may be won as print costs increase.The average costs for delivering a print copy of a magazine are about $1 per unit. Delivering that same content digitally can easily result in a 75 percent cost saving—as low as 15 cents a unit, depending on the size of the issue and other variables. The Mobile Opportunity Comes into View Mobile is where media, not just digital editions, are heading.The market saturation of mobile devices is huge, with more than three billion units currently in use worldwide. But given the current capabilities of those devices, suppliers and publishers alike recognize that they’re not yet a good fit yet. But they will be.Selecting a ProviderThe most important criterion: Plan ahead.It starts with a clear understanding of current needs and long-term goals. But the technologies, user trends, and your needs, may be different in a year. Going All Digital: New Opportunity or Last Hurrah?What may have been true six years ago no longer is today.Publishers are rolling out new launches in the format, and experimenting with complementary spinoffs too, as print and digital converge.Supplier IndexA brief guide to the fast-changing roster of vendors.last_img read more

In Other News Senators Demand Army Plan to Address High Lead Levels

first_imgFour senators on Friday asked Army Secretary Mark Esper to outline steps the service is taking to keep military families safe, in the wake of a Reuters investigation that linked numerous cases of elevated blood-lead levels in young children to the presence of lead-based paint in family housing at five Army installations. “We ask that you provide our offices with a detailed briefing as soon as possible outlining the immediate and long-term mitigation strategy to keep military families safe, provide medical treatment for those potentially or previously affected, make long-lasting repairs, and finally, provide legislative proposals or guidance on legislation needed to hold maintenance contractors accountable,” wrote Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.). … Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s (SPAWAR) Old Town Complex headquarters on Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego suffers from environmental hazards, including pest infestation, along with other facility issues, such as leaking roofs and inefficient heating and cooling systems, according to a report by the Naval Inspector General. SPAWAR spent $26 million on facility problems from 2013 to 2016, but it did not to correct the deficiencies, reported Navy Times. The building’s open-air, saw-tooth design contributed to the problems. “The large, open buildings provide shelter to numerous pests,” the report states. “Bird droppings and feathers accumulate throughout.” … Wichita State University, Kan., received a $2.5 million grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment to support initiatives that strengthen and diversify the regional advanced manufacturing supply chain, increase the quality and scope of defense technologies, and increase the competitiveness and sustainability of defense-impacted businesses, according to a press release. The award will provide funding for programs at the National Institute for Aviation Research, including work on automated fiber placement in composites manufacturing, cold spray technologies for the restoration of aircraft parts, the 3D printing of new tooling systems and feasibility studies related to hypersonic aircraft.Navy photo by Steven Davis Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Free food distributed at govt hospitals

first_imgCharminar: Under the aegis of Telangana Human Rights Protection & Development Forum, volunteers served free food at Government Nizamia Maternity & General Hospitals here. Chairman Md Ishrath Ali, Md Jameel, Amit Veervani, Syed Shahed Ali, Md Viqar and Jaffer khan distributed food to patients and their attenders. “Each week we visit the hospitals along with food and depending on our capabilities we serve in one or two or sometimes more government hospitals,” said Ishrath.last_img read more

PSN services to be fully restored this week

first_imgSony has this morning confirmed that the PlayStation Network will be fully restored at some point this week. That includes full PSN access across Europe, the Americas, and Asia. However, Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea will remain in limbo for the time being.What that means is, with the exception of a few countries in Asia, gamers will be able to fully access the PlayStation Store once again, have access to in-game commerce, can redeem vouchers and codes, and have access to Media Go. Music lovers will also be happy to hear the Qriocity service is also being restored meaning full access to Music Unlimited. The only services to remain offline include those allowing access to Music Unlimited and Video on Demand through other devices, in other words, anything that isn’t a PS3, PSP, or PC.The reason no firm date this week has been given is due to some final tests being carried out with the new security measures active on the network. Once they are complete Sony will flick the switch and hopefully normal service will resume. After that has happened gamers will be able to gain access to their Welcome Back packs which is expected to include a couple of free games for every PS3 and PSP account.Gamers and developers alike will be happy to see PSN return. Capcom has admitted that the downtime cost the company millions, while there has been growing frustration among gamers about not being able to access online play, digital games, and services they have paid for such as PlayStation Plus.The one question that remains is how many gamers will return?Read more at the PlayStation.Bloglast_img read more

A treat for theatre enthusiasts

first_imgThe drastic evolution of theatre, over the years, has not only helped theatre and those associated with theatre, come into the limelight but this has also brought about a change in the perceptions of people who have started to acknowledge and get involved to make theatre, as an art, a success.National School of Drama (NSD) will present the 18th ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ (BRM) to be held in the national Capital from February 1 to 2. More than 10 countries from around the world including USA, Australia, Italy, Sri Lanka, Poland, Bangladesh, Spain, China, Pakistan, Austria and almost all the states of India will come together to showcase their best theatre talent. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘World Theatre Forum’ to be a part of BRM, where eminent theatre personalities from various countries will come together. Some of the finest names in the theatre world, including Nana Patekar, Mohan Agashe Pankaj Kapur, Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal, Saurabh Shukla, among others to be a part of the festival. BRM will also travel to Jammu, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar and Thiruvananthapuram this year. Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (independent charge) and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, government of India and eminent stage and film personality Nana Patekar have consented to be the chief guest and guest of honour at the inaugural ceremony of the 18th ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn an effort to highlight the relevant issues, the festival this year will incorporate seminars on diverse topics such as ‘Rediscovering the Magic of Theatre’, ‘Today in Today’s Theatre’ and ‘Emerging trends in Indian Theatre’ by eminent personalities. Speakers from countries as Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Norway, Italy, USA, Brazil and India will grace the event and share their experiences.BRM will provide a platform to artists coming from remote areas, showcasing more than 300 performances in the venue. These include street play, dance and musical performances, adding to the attraction. This year, NSD is also planning to set up a Theatre Bazar for the theatre lovers, enthusiasts and audience in general. In the Theatre Bazar, products related to theatre will be showcased such as handicrafts, theatre lights, theatre books, musical instruments, madhubani paintings, and mask making artists. A food hub with authentic and traditional cuisines from across the country will be on offer.The 18th ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ will also pay tribute to Prof. S Ramanujan in the form of a Tamil play Pethannasami Thalattu, a documentary and exhibition based on his work.Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama said: “This is a platform on which we can really rediscover the magic of theatre by experiencing theatre and connect with this wonderful medium. It is also one of the rare opportunities for artists and audience to see global theatre expressions at one place. ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ is one of the biggest theatre festivals in the world and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone and make this a high quality and enjoyable aesthetic experience for our audiences.”Shri Ratan Thiyam, chairperson, National School of Drama Society said: “The ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ is a prestigious theatre festival and we select plays keeping in mind the variations of theatre, forms and style along with strong emphasis on in-depth aesthetic expressions, newness and innovation. This is a great opportunity not only for existing theatre lovers but new audiences as well to see the best of plays from around the world under one platform.”The ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ was started in 1999 by the NSD in order to contribute to the growth and development of theatre across the country. From being a national festival that presented the work of some of the most creative theatre workers in India, it has grown into an international event, hosting theatre companies from around the world, and is today acknowledged as the largest theatre festival of Asia dedicated solely to theatreThe performances will be held at Abhimanch and Open Air Theatre at the NSD Campus along with LTG Auditorium, Kamani Auditorium and Shri Ram Centre. Tickets will be available at NSD box office and at the website in denominations of Rs 50 and Rs 100 at Open Air Theatre and Rs.50, Rs 100, Rs 200 and Rs 300 at all other venues.last_img read more

Fire breaks out in New Town two persons suffer burn injuries

first_imgKolkata: Two persons suffered burn injuries and some temporary shops were damaged after a fire broke out in New Town area early Thursday, Fire Brigade officials said.The fire was reported at 4.30 am from action area III of New Town, opposite Shapoorji complex, and four fire tenders were pressed into service.”The fire fighters completely doused the fire after three hours,” they said.Two persons – one fire fighter and a local – received minor burns, they said.The cause of the fire was not yet known, officials said.The locals claimed that 30 temporary shops were gutted and sounds of LPG cylinder explosion were heard by them.last_img read more

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first_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more June 5, 2014 — Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is one of the top 10 technologies to watch in 2014, according to a report released by the ECRI Institute. MRgFUS using the Exablate system by Insightec Ltd. (based in Tirat Carmel, Israel) is a relatively new noninvasive thermal ablation option, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved for treating and palliating pain from bone metastases. The technology integrates high-intensity focused ultrasound and a real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system in one unit.The therapy reportedly improves pain from bone metastases in some patients, including those who are not candidates for other treatment such as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Furthermore, MRgFUS is under study for treatment of other solid cancers and could potentially be positioned for use at any stage of treatment in combination with any other cancer therapy. It purportedly offers a noninvasive option with fewer side effects than surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy options typically used to treat cancers.MRgFUS is well established for ablating uterine fibroids and has been approved for that use in the United States since 2004. MRgFUS was FDA-approved for palliating painful bone metastases in 2012. Bone metastases occur in more than half of patients with solid tumors, some of who have no other treatment options for palliating bone pain. For indications under study, MRgFUS is being used on patients with prostate, breast, lung, brain, liver and kidney cancers and metastatic disease.Anticipated UtilizationSome patients with painful bone metastases are not candidates for other therapies, and thus MRgFUS may offer them a new option. Even patients who are candidates for standard EBRT might prefer MRgFUS because of its non-radioactive and targeted mechanism. Pricing is substantially lower for MRgFUS than for EBRT, although MRgFUS is not reimbursed by many U.S. third-party payers at this time, because evidence is available from only two published articles on a small number of patients. Potential for expanded use is significant, however, because several trials are under way on its use for other solid cancers.Estimated Adoption StatusAdoption is limited at this time. According to the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, 24 centers offer MRgFUS (for uterine fibroids and/or bone metastases) in the United States as of January 2014. Of these, the company states that nine centers are offering the treatment for painful bone metastases.Potential Health ImpactThree published articles on two studies of 160 patients (one randomized controlled trial and one small case series) reported that MRgFUS provided pain relief from bone metastases in about two-thirds of patients for up to three months after treatment (Meyer et al. 2013; Napoli et al. 2013b; Hurwitz et al. 2013). The trial (n = 142) compared MRgFUS to sham treatment. MRgFUS might have a better side-effect profile than EBRT for some patients, although risks, including necrosis and burns to skin and tissues adjacent to treatment sites, exist. MRgFUS offers a potential advantage in that it could be repeated, whereas EBRT might not be able to be repeated because of the impact of its radiation dose on a patient.Potential Financial ImpactInitial acquisition and implementation requires major capital investment. Two options are available. A high-intensity focused ultrasound system can be fitted onto an existing MRI scanner at a cost of about $750,000 to $1.5 million, or both elements of the system can be purchased. A fully equipped MRgFUS system with a new MRI scanner costs about $2 million to $3.5 million. To accommodate larger case volumes and long treatment times, facilities might require an additional MRI scanner. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has established a rate of about $3,300 for MRgFUS treatment, which makes reimbursement per treatment significantly lower cost than EBRT on a per patient basis.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Feature | June 05, 2014 ECRI Report Describes Lower-Priced Option for Treating Bone Metastases News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Related Content The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more last_img read more

GNU Health Federation message and authentication server drops MongoDB and adopts PostgreSQL

first_imgJust after RedHat announced its plans to drop MongoDB from its Satellite system management solution because of it being licensed under SSPL, GNU has followed suit. Earlier this week, GNU announced its plans move its GNU Health Federation message and authentication server –Thalamus– from MongoDB to PostgreSQL. As listed on the post, the main reason for this switch is because MongoDB decided to change the license of the server to their Server Side Public License (SSPL). Because of this decision, many GNU/ Linux distributions are no longer including the Mongodb server. In addition to these reasons, GNU expresses their concerns that even the organizations like the OSI and Free Software Foundation are showing their reluctance to accept this idea. Adding to this hesitation of accepting the license; rejection from a large part of the Libre software community and the immediate end of support from GPL versions of MongoDB has lead to the adoption of PostgreSQL for Thalamus. Dr. Luis Falcon, President of GNU Solidario says that one of the many reasons for choosing PostgreSQL was its JSON(B) support that  provides the flexibility and scalability found in document oriented engines. The upcoming thalamus server will be designed to support PostgreSQL. To stay updated with further progress on this announcement, head over to the GNU blog. Read Next GNU Bison 3.3  released with major bug fixes, yyrhs and yyphrs tables, token constructors and moreGNU ed 1.15 released!GitHub now supports the GNU General Public License (GPL) Cooperation Commitment as a way of promoting effective software regulationlast_img read more

Amex GBT announces acquisition of Hogg Robinson Group

first_img LONDON — American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced that it will acquire Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) PLC, a global B2B services company specializing in travel management.The deal is a recommended all-cash acquisition of the entire issued, and to be issued, ordinary share capital. It is conditioned on receipt of antitrust and other regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018.“The complementary geographical footprints of each company will improve the global scale and reach of our business, enabling us to achieve efficiencies across a best-in-class platform and accelerate growth. The technology roadmaps of each business provide a powerful platform from which to drive future innovation. We will deliver a superior client and traveller experience through fully-integrated travel management solutions, including booking and expense management products,” said Doug Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, American Express GBT.Added David Radcliffe, Chief Executive Officer, HRG: “This transaction represents a good deal for shareholders and stakeholders. I am particularly excited and heartened by American Express GBT’s reassurance that it will be utilising the best talent and technology from within both organisations to create a truly world-class, leading-edge organisation, which will bring benefits to our clients, colleagues and supplier partners alike.”More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backBoth American Express GBT and HRG have made significant investments in people and technology in recent years. The combined group will offer clients and travellers a more comprehensive range of travel management products and services. The acquisition is expected to:Accelerate growth by utilising complementary footprints and solutions to provide additional benefits to clientsCreate the ability to combine two advanced travel technology and development platforms to create better products and services to serve clients and travellersDeliver synergies through cost savings and scale benefits; andLeverage each company’s existing infrastructure and technology capabilities to maximise efficiencies across the business Travelweek Group Friday, February 9, 2018 Tags: American Express Global Business Travel Posted bycenter_img Share Amex GBT announces acquisition of Hogg Robinson Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Indulge yourself in the French country with an idy

first_imgIndulge yourself in the French country with an idyllic tour of the region and beautiful grounds of the House of Rémy Martin to experience the craftsmanship and history that has made Louis XIII, the jewel of Rémy Martin’s cellar, the most celebrated cognac in the world. The House of Rémy Martin originally founded in 1724, has long been heralded as cultural landmark and a destination for cognac enthusiasts. The exciting new gastronomic tour offers guests a truly customizable experience focusing on Louis XIII and the birthplace of cognac.* Choose a tailor made program- to experience a half day, full day, evening or weekend visit where every detail of the journey is organized by Rémy Martin. Guests are invited to appreciate the cognacs, chosen by the only female Cellar Master, Pierrette Trichet and offered the chance to learn how to blend Cognac to their preference. Guests can also opt to experience the family estate, Le Grollet and take a tour of the wine pressing hall and view the historic stone stills.* In visiting The House of Rémy Martin, guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy the culinary talents of Rémy Martin’s newly appointed Executive Chef, Philippe Saint Romas, who presents the very best cuisine Cognac has to offer. Prior to joining the House Rémy Martin, Saint Romas worked in world renown kitchens including Paris’s Michelin-starred Senderens Les Ambassadeurs (the restaurant of theHôtel Crillon) and Michelin-starred Le Bristol and L’Ambroisie. Chef Saint Romas also worked with acclaimed Chef Alain Ducasse and deployed his talent for the very exclusive clientele at the Palais de l’Elysée, the private residence of the American Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of Unesco in Paris.Louis XIII cognac was created in 1874 by the House of Rémy Martin founded in 1724. It is an intricate alchemy blended from 1,200 eaux-de-vie, created from the chalky soils of Grande Champagne, the best growing area of the Cognac region, France. This cognac ages up to 100 years in specially crafted barrels called tierçons. Four generations of cellar masters created the unique blend of myrrh, honey, plum, honeysuckle, wood bark, leather and passion fruits, making it the most complex and most prestigious cognac in the worldThis exciting new tour -embodies the history and “Joi De Vivre” of one of the most historically significant culinary destination cities in France, making it an attractive destination for any travel, or culinary features you’re working on this season.www.visitesremymartin.comlast_img read more

Minister of Agriculture to participate in CAP debate in Brussels

first_imgThe Minister of Agriculture Costas Kadis, departed for Brussels on Sunday to attend the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of the EU set to take place on Monday, and to participate in the debate on the future of the CAP.According to a PIO announcement, during the first Agriculture and Fisheries Council organised by Finland`s presidency, the Ministers will be briefed about the priorities and work program of the presidency in the fields of agriculture and fisheries in the next six months.Finland`s presidency work program is expected with particular interest since Finland intends to finalise the legislative package for the new Common Agricultural Policy 2021-2027.Ministers will also exchange views on the environmental and climate-related aspects of the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy reform package and will be informed on the state of play of African swine fever, animal welfare during transport, as well as plant protection products and pest management.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoA new way of doing businessUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

Exxon completes drilling at Delphine moving on to Glafcos

first_imgDrilling activities on behalf of ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum in the Delphine target in Cyprus’ offshore block 10 have been completed but there will be no announcements until after the end of drilling in the second location the energy consortium has chosen to explore, Energy Minister, George Lakkotrypis, said on Wednesday.The ministry announced that drilling in the Delphine-1 target has been completed and the Stena Icemax drillship has already started operating in Glafcos-1, the second location in block 10 the consortium has chosen to carry out exploratory drilling.No announcements would be made by the government or the energy companies concerned, until after the second drilling is completed.Lakkotrypis told state broadcaster CyBC on Wednesday that the government made an agreement that the results of the two drillings would be jointly announced with the companies in due time.He said that the second drilling, in Glafcos-1 target, is to be completed soon.The targets, he said, which are not the same geologically, have been chosen by the energy companies themselves.“We hope that the procedure will be completed very soon,” Lakkotrypis said.President Nicos Anastasiades confirmed last week that activity had ceased for 10-days at Delphine due to a technical difficulty but that they would re-start before the end of the previous weekend.The Stena Icemax drillship leased by ExxonMobil started the exploratory deep-water drilling on November 16. The drilling was expected to be concluded by the end of 2018.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Ankara was not against drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean: “We too are starting drilling off the coast of Cyprus. The stability of the region is important for us. We are following developments closely but the rights of the TRNC must be guaranteed and protected”.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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its that they find the idea unduly dangerous disgusting and even repellant Needle exchange doesnt change that As for people who are already addicted generally they dont need any encouragement to use more Most addicted people use as much as they can Perhaps counterintuitively however needle exchange aids recovery by providing an alternative path to it When you are addicted you suffer no shortage of shame and distress about being so Indeed if you truly believed you could live safely and happily without drugs youd quit Unfortunately abstinence-based drug programs require you to give up substances the thing you most fear doing in order to participate In contrast needle exchanges "meet you where youre at" By giving needle users what they need to avoid infections the programs demonstrate viscerally that they believe addicted people have value even if they cant or wont quit That nonjudgmental acceptance is incredibly rare in lives beaten down by serious addictions and it often opens the door to hope Participants in needle exchanges see that they can take action to become healthier They also observe that the workers who hand out the needles are often former addicts who illustrate that change is possible Some injectors start volunteering at the exchanges themselves and see that they can make a difference to others Then they often begin to want to improve themselves even more maybe even by quitting drugs As a result needle exchanges have become a large source of referrals to treatment not a diversion away from it More than three decades of overwhelming data now shows that needle exchange programs do tremendous good while causing no discernible harm The only reason to oppose them today is ignorance or petty politics Governors and Congress have a stark choice: they can either "send the right message" to those who know nothing about the issue and restrict needle access or they can save lives and money As I wrote back in 1990 dead addicts dont recover Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsAs President Donald Trump prepared to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday Russias Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a tweet it agrees with Trumps earlier message that US "foolishness and stupidity" is the reason for a low point in relations between the two countries "Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of US foolishness and stupidity" Trump tweeted on Monday morning Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of US foolishness and stupidity and now the Rigged Witch Hunt Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16 2018 The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs retweeted Trump’s message adding simply "We agree" We agree https://tco/7l087Qwmj3 MFA Russia ㇋9;㇌2; 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react as they watch a news broadcast reporting the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il at the Seoul train station in Seoul South Korea Ma praised Kim as a ‘great leader’ who made ‘important contributions’ to relations with China and added: ‘We are confident that the North Korean people will be able to turn their anguish into strength and unify as one ‘China and North Korea will strive together to continue making positive contributions to consolidating and developing the traditional friendship between our two parties governments and peoples and to preserving the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and the region’ North Korea is calling Kim Jong Il’s son a ‘great successor’ to the country’s guiding principle of self reliance as the country rallies around heir-apparent Kim Jong Un as the next leader The official Korean Central News Agency said the country ‘must faithfully revere respectable comrade Kim Jong Un’ and urged its 24 million citizens to rally behind him as it mourns The US dollar jumped in response to his death as uncertainty in North Korea increased the country’s safe-haven appeal Asian stock markets moved lower amid the news which raises the possibility of increased instability on the divided Korean peninsula South Korea’s Kospi index was down 39 per cent at 176789 and Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 08 per cent to 833100 Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slipped 2 per cent to 1792966 and the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 2 per cent to 217875 The news of Kim’s death came as North Korea prepared for a hereditary succession Kim Jong Il inherited power after his father revered North Korean founder Kim Il Sung died in 1994 In September 2010 Kim Jong Il introduced his third son the twenty-something Kim Jong Un as his successor placing him in high-ranking posts Kim Jong Il had been groomed for 20 years to lead the communist nation founded by his guerrilla fighter-turned-politician father and built according to the principle of ‘juche’ or self-reliance Few firm facts are available when it comes to North Korea one of the most isolated countries in the world and little is clear about the origins of the man known as the ‘Dear Leader’ North Korean legend has it he was born on Mount Paekdu one of Korea’s most cherished sites in 1942 a birth heralded in the heavens by a pair of rainbows and a brilliant new star Soviet records however indicate he was born in Siberia in 1941 Kim Il Sung who for years fought for independence from Korea’s colonial ruler Japan from a base in Russia emerged as a communist leader after returning to Korea in 1945 after Japan was defeated in World War II With the peninsula divided between the Soviet-administered north and the US-administered south Kim rose to power as North Korea’s first leader in 1948 while Syngman Rhee became South Korea’s first president The North invaded the South in 1950 sparking a war that would last three years kill millions of civilians and leave the peninsula divided by a Demilitarized Zone that today remains one of the world’s most heavily fortified In the North Kim Il Sung meshed Stalinist ideology with a cult of personality that encompassed him and his son Their portraits hang in every building in North Korea and on the lapels of every dutiful North Korean Kim Jong Il a graduate of Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung University was 33 when his father anointed him his eventual successor Even before he took over as leader there were signs the younger Kim would maintain – and perhaps exceed – his father’s hard-line stance Mourning: Pyongyang residents weep as they are told that their leader Kim Jong Il has died South Korea has accused Kim of masterminding a 1983 bombing that killed 17 South Korean officials visiting Burma now known as Myanmar In 1987 the bombing of a Korean Air Flight killed all 115 people on board; a North Korean agent who confessed to planting the device said Kim ordered the downing of the plane himself Kim Jong Il took over after his father died in 1994 eventually taking the posts of chairman of the National Defence Commission commander of the Korean People’s Army and head of the ruling Worker’s Party while his father remained as North Korea’s ‘eternal president’ He faithfully carried out his father’s policy of ‘military first’ devoting much of the country’s scarce resources to its troops – even as his people suffered from a prolonged famine – and built the world’s fifth-largest military Kim also sought to build up the country’s nuclear arms arsenal which culminated in North Korea’s first nuclear test explosion an underground blast conducted in October 2006 Another test came in 2009 Alarmed regional leaders negotiated a disarmament-for-aid pact that the North signed in 2007 and began implementing later that year However the process continues to be stalled even as diplomats work to restart negotiations North Korea long hampered by sanctions and unable to feed its own people is desperate for aid Flooding in the 1990s that destroyed the largely mountainous country’s arable land left millions hungry Following the famine the number of North Koreans fleeing the country through China rose dramatically with many telling tales of hunger political persecution and rights abuses that officials in Pyongyang emphatically denied Kim often blamed the US for his country’s troubles and his regime routinely derides Washington-allied South Korea as a ‘puppet’ of the Western superpower US President George W Bush taking office in 2002 denounced North Korea as a member of an ‘axis of evil’ that also included Iran and Iraq He later described Kim as a ‘tyrant’ who starved his people so he could build nuclear weapons He said in 2005: ‘Look Kim Jong Il is a dangerous person He’s a man who starves his people He’s got huge concentration camps And… there is concern about his capacity to deliver a nuclear weapon’ Kim was an enigmatic leader But defectors from North Korea describe him as an eloquent and tireless orator primarily to the military units that form the base of his support The world’s best glimpse of the man was in 2000 when the liberal South Korean government’s conciliatory ‘sunshine’ policy toward the North culminated in the first-ever summit between the two Koreas and followed with unprecedented inter-Korean cooperation A second summit was held in 2007 with South Korea’s Roh Moo-hyunBut the thaw in relations drew to a halt in early 2008 when conservative President Lee Myung-bak took office in Seoul pledging to come down hard on communist North Korea Disputing accounts that Kim was ‘peculiar’ former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright characterized Kim as intelligent and well-informed saying the two had wide-ranging discussions during her visits to Pyongyang when Bill Clinton was US president ‘I found him very much on top of his brief’ she said Kim cut a distinctive if oft ridiculed figure Short and pudgy at 5-foot-3 he wore platform shoes and sported a permed bouffant Kim was said to have cultivated wide interests including professional basketball cars and foreign films He reportedly produced several North Korean films as well mostly historical epics with an ideological tinge A South Korean film director claimed Kim even kidnapped him and his movie star wife in the late 1970s spiriting them back to North Korea to make movies for him for a decade before they managed to escape from their North Korean agents during a trip to Austria Kim rarely travelled abroad and then only by train because of an alleged fear of flying once heading all the way by luxury rail car to Moscow indulging in his taste for fine food along the way One account of Kim’s lavish lifestyle came from Konstantin Pulikovsky a former Russian presidential envoy who wrote the book ‘The Orient Express’ about Kim’s train trip through Russia in July and August 2001 Pulikovsky who accompanied the North Korean leader said Kim’s 16-car private train was stocked with crates of French wine Live lobsters were delivered in advance to stations A Japanese cook later claimed he was Kim’s personal sushi chef for a decade writing that Kim had a wine cellar stocked with 10000 bottles and that in addition to sushi Kim ate shark’s fin soup – a rare delicacy – weekly ‘His banquets often started at midnight and lasted until morning The longest lasted for four days’ the chef who goes by the pseudonym Kenji Fujimoto was quoted as saying Kim is believed to have curbed his indulgent ways in recent years and looked slimmer in more recent video footage aired by North Korea’s state-run broadcaster Kim’s marital status wasn’t clear but he is believed to have married once and had at least three other companions He had at least three sons with two women as well as a daughter by a third His eldest son Kim Jong Nam 38 is believed to have fallen out of favor with his father after he was caught trying to enter Japan on a fake passport in 2001 saying he wanted to visit Disney’s Tokyo resort His two other sons by another woman Kim Jong Chul and Kim Jong Un are in their 20s Their mother reportedly died several years ago"I do not see eye to eye with President (Donald) Trump and Republicans in Congress on many issues" she said at the beginning of her three-minute talk "But I firmly believe that people don’t send their elected representatives to Washington just to squabble; they send us here to get things done So where we are able to identify areas of common ground and where the president is willing to work in good faith I and many of my colleagues stand ready to work with him"She began with an issue where she said was agreement: "skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs"Sitting in front of doors that appeared to show the US Capitol in the background and an American flag and books behind her she noted that Trump talked about medicine costs in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night and that Democrats have introduced proposals to push the prices down"Republicans have refused to put patients before profits" she said "They 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K. but plans to roll them out more widely soon it says (The story has been updated with clarification about the video format users can upload as their profile video) Contact us at editors@timecomFacebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced he will donate $25 million to the Center of Disease Control Foundation funds meant to help the agency fight Ebola "The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point" Zuckerberg said in a post on Facebook "We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesnt spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale like HIV or polio" Zuckerberg who is donating the funds along with his wife Priscilla said he believed such grants could "directly help the frontline responders" that are responsible for setting up care centers training local staff and identifying Ebola cases The 2014 Ebola epidemic is already the largest in history according to the CDC affecting multiple countries in West Africa While the CDC says the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the US is very low fears have escalated especially after a travel-associated case was diagnosed at the end of September and shortly afterward a healthcare worker at a Texas hospital who provided care for that patient also tested positive The patient Thomas Eric Duncan died last week Zuckerberg isnt the first deep-pocketed tech titan to donate to the cause Last month Bill Gatess foundation pledged $50 billion to fight the viral outbreak in West Africa The earliest grants from the Gates Foundation were made to the World Health Organization for emergency operations and research and development and to the US Fund for UNICEF to support Liberia Sierra Leone and Guinea to buy essential medical supplies and coordinate response activities This article originally appeared on Fortunecom Contact us at editors@timecom asking him to take steps immediately to swear her in at the earliest. Sasikala said she believed that the Governor would "act immediately to save the sovereignty of the Constitution, who identified himself as Bruce. China is the second largest spender on defence after the US. Warner Brothers, The Bachelor’s ratings have dropped slightly over the years season one averaged 10. but there’s not much that really can take the edge off what a family member is going through. Brazilians are losing faith in Dilma: 60% believe Rousseff lied more than she told the truth during her campaign," Jennie MacFarland. co/9kHxjpghS6 pic. today in the Sanford Center.S. the confident leaders first state visit there since taking helm of the worlds second largest economy in late 2012 Americans who wish to know Xi better will get a chance next month when his book will be formally launched in the US during a New York City book fair The first book to be published by a sitting Chinese President Xi Jinping: the Governance of China is a 516-page collection of 79 of Xi’s speeches interviews instructions and correspondence all clarified by notes on Chinas history and culture The books plain white cover features Xis disembodied head floating above the title Readers can peruse 45 biographical pictures inside Chapters look at Chinas economic development ecology and the unfolding anticorruption campaign An English-language hardcover edition is listed at $3256 on Amazon The books US launch in late May will occur at BookExpo America (BEA) according to its Chinese publisher which is sending a delegation to attend the trade fair This year BEA will be focusing on China The China-related books that will be on offer tend to hew to a version of Chinese history that will surely please the Chinese Communist Party Events at the New York book fair include sessions on a 25-volume collection that gives a "panoramic view of the crimes committed to the Chinese people by Japanese militarists" and a study of the time Xis father Xi Zhongxun spent as a communist revolutionary in the caves of Yanan During the British launch of Xis compendium earlier this month at the London Book Fair Chinas Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming described it and the man himself in glowing terms "Readers will appreciate President Xi’s wisdom charisma and leadership style" Liu said on April 15 "President Xi has a literary style that is sincere candid unadorned and vivid" Late last year Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg whose social-media site is currently banned in China was quoted by Chinese media saying he had bought the book for his employees so that they could understand Chinas political system The Xi books publisher claims it has already sold 4 million copies since last year including 400000 copies overseas Foreign-language editions have been published in English French Russian Arabic Spanish Portuguese German and Japanese Yet on Amazon the hardcover English edition of Xis book is 420914th in the website’s April 20 sales rankings Xis speeches and other musings are not included among this years top 100 best sellers on Dangdang a leading Chinese online bookstore (The book however is listed as the 53rd most popular book on Dangdang over the past 30 days) Currently Dangdangs top-selling book is a Chinese translation of The Kite Runner While China-watchers like Zuckerberg may be poring over Xis tome the reaction at home where the book sells for roughly $13 may be different At the Beijing Xidan bookstore a store manager surnamed Yang said her shop was offering a deal in which people who purchased more than 1000 copies could receive a 15% discount But Yang admits Xis book isnt selling very well "The book is not cheap" she says Chinese Communist Party members and civil servants are regularly instructed to read up on key speeches by top officials Perhaps thats why theres not as much interest in buying Xis book "Why should I bother reading his book if I havent been asked to read it" asks a 26-year-old health and family-planning official from Sichuan who declined to give her name because of the sensitivity of the topic "We are actually pretty busy" With reporting by Gu Yongqiang / Beijing Contact us at editors@timecomComedian turned writer-director Jordan Peele made history Sunday at the 90th annual Academy Awards for his work on Best Picture nominee Get Out Peele 39 became the first-ever African American to win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay beating out strong competition from Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water and Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird Accepting the award on stage Peele said: “This means so much to me I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible I thought it wasnt going to work “I want to dedicate this to all the people who raised my voice and let me make this movie” he added Other black writers have taken home an award in the sister category Best Adapted Screenplay including Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney last year for Moonlight and John Ridley in 2013 for 12 Years a Slave But Peele’s Get Out is the first script by a black writer to win for original writingmeaning its subject matter was not adapted from a previously published work such as a novel or stageplay In addition to Best Picture Peele is also up for an Academy Award for Best Director He would also become the first African American to win that category should he triumph later this evening Contact us at editors@timecom “These 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