Northeast BC unemployment rate increased in January 2019

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. saw an increase in January.The unemployment rate in January was 5.5 percent compared to 4.7 percent in December of 2018.January has been the highest recorded unemployment percentage since September 2018 at 5.6 percent, an estimated 39,900 people are employed in a labour force of 42,100. A recent statement made by Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, on the release of the January Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada;“As demonstrated in the newest results, higher wages, low unemployment and good jobs in British Columbia show that people are at the centre of our strong and stable economy.Wages continued to rise in January, with B.C. among the top provinces for year-over-year growth. In the past year, B.C.’s average wages grew by 4.1%, the highest among provinces. In fact, 2018 was B.C.’s highest annual wage growth in the past 10 years.B.C.’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in Canada — for the 17th month in a row — at 4.7%. Private sector jobs have been fuelling employment growth in the province, with an increase of 64,800 in the past year.This means people continue to see the benefit of a high-performing economy following many years of wage stagnation.”B.C.’s economy is expected to outperform the rest of Canada over the next three years. The Economic Forecast Council, a group of bank economists and analysts that are independent of government, estimates that B.C.’s real gross domestic product is expected to grow by 2.6% in both 2019 and 2020. “We’re working hard to nurture a sustainable economy that works for people.”last_img read more

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NT govt blamed over power outage

first_imgWith Darwin residents left sweltering during a 12-hour power cut on Wednesday, NT Shadow Minister Kon Vatskalis has come out swinging – accusing the Territory government of failing to uphold basic services.While the NT’s Power and Water Corporation (PWC) has apologised to the tens of thousands of people affected, Mr Vatskalis told Neos Kosmos that an apology from the CLP’s “timid” deputy chief minister Dave Tollner wasn’t enough.“This shows the CLP government is more interested in pushing their public utilities privatisation agenda than in providing essential services to the people of the Territory,” said Mr Vatskalis.“They have proceeded with cost-cutting measures, including a reduction of the maintenance workforce, in order to fatten the PWC bottom line – to make it more attractive to future buyers. Power was finally restored to Darwin on Wednesday afternoon after the outage had caused the closure of schools, public transport, government offices and brought businesses to a standstill.The cut was reportedly caused by a tripped circuit at a sub-station in the city’s east.The Territory government has promised an inquiry into the matter, though Mr Vatskalis – who was Energy minister in the NT’s Labor government from 2003 to 2009 – said that the power cut was an example of how the CLP’s policies were failing Territorians.“They promised to reduce the cost of living, and they increased power and water charges by 25 per cent last year – with another 5 per cent increase this July and 5 per cent more next January.” Mr Vatskalis described the situation as “a total fiasco”.“Gradually the power was restored but it will take a lot more to restore the CLP government credibility,” he said.Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie said the power failure proved the electricity network is not up to the standard the government claims, and has called for businesses affected to be paid compensation.Revelations by the CLP’s Minister for Health, Robyn Lambley, concerning a personal attack by Minister Matt Conlan on fellow CLP member Alison Anderson have deepened the NT government’s woes this month.Ms Lambley revealed that Matt Conlan had verbally abused Anderson during a parliamentary meeting, while Chief Minister Adam Giles and Conlan have refused to comment on the allegation.The Territory government is facing a tricky by-election in the seat of Blain on April 12 after former CLP Chief Minister Terry Mills – who was toppled by Adam Giles whilst on an overseas trip – announced his resignation last month.Mills’ shock exit from the Territory’s political stage after 15 years as the member for Blain – which covers the fast growing town of Palmerston – may see the CLP’s margin of 13 per cent slashed.“It was so sudden he didn’t even tell his own party – resulting in the CLP not having a candidate for two weeks – leaving the Labor candidate Geoff Bahnert to roam the roads of Blain freely and make valuable contact with electors,” said Mr Vatskalis. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Antipodes issue No 62 launched

first_imgOn Sunday 16 October, the launch of the much-anticipated annual, bilingual periodical Antipodes issue No. 62 took place at the Panarcadian Association ‘O Kolokotronis’ building in North Melbourne, and the results of the literary competition were announced.Antipodes is published by the Greek-Australian Cultural League of Melbourne. This periodical’s longevity has spanned 43 years, making it the longest Greek Australian periodical circulating in Australia.Present at the launch were friends of the Greek and English literary word including Kyriakos Amanatides, the honorary president of the GACL, many other academics, presidents and representatives from various organisations, the media and prize winners of the literary competition.Cathy Alexopoulos, president of the GACL, referred in her welcoming speech to the longevity of the periodical as having expanded its horizons, content, appearance and layout in order to make it more relevant to the younger generation, as well as reflecting the aims and objectives set out in the league’s constitution in 1970. The emphasis on the quality and the timelessness of the content have elevated the periodical to an important position in the ecumenical Hellenism. The president made a special mention of the transformed new publication − layout, graphic design, general aesthetics and eye-catching front cover based on a work by Helene Athanasiadis, exhibited at the group exhibition ‘Antipodean Palette’, in August this year. She acknowledged and thanked Steve Messinis for his hard work, commitment and input towards all these positive changes, continuing the high standard he set in last year’s publication. This year’s sponsors of the periodical were the Ithaca Philanthropic Society, Tassos and Toula Douvartzides from Kalimera Kids, Omiros College and Vlassis Mavraganis from Mavraganis Greek School. Those, together with Paul and Connie Gregory, also sponsored the first prize awards of the literary competition. The president thanked all for their generosity. Ms Alexopoulos went on to thank the panel of judges who took part in the literary competition, Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yannakis, Andrea Garivaldis and Dean Kalymniou, for their commitment and support in judging the submissions. She also thanked all the participants and the winners of the competition.In addition, she acknowledged the work done by the GACL Administrative Committee and the contribution made by the media − newspapers Neos Kosmos and Ta Nea as well as radio stations 3XY, 3ZZZ, SBS and TGA.This year’s issue paid tribute to the late distinguished Greek Australian poet Dimitris Tsaloumas. In launching the periodical, Helen Nickas, academic, writer and publisher of works by Tsaloumas, remarked that his was a particularly remarkable voice of the first generation of migrants: his first bilingual book The Observatory [Το Παρατηρητήριο], attracted the Best Book of the Year award in 1983 in Australia. This award became the catalyst for the extensive reach of Australian literature beyond the purely Anglo Saxon establishment. “Dimitris Tsaloumas wrote in both Greek and English,” Ms Nickas went on to say, “while he also possessed an excellent knowledge of Italian and French. Language was his valuable tool and he used it in all the manifestations; writing, translating and jumping from one language to another with amazing dexterity. The tribute includes essays on his poetry as well as a bibliography for those who desire to study his work in depth. He was truly a poet of international repute.”The periodical Antipodes does not represent the endeavours of the first generation of migrants only. Increasingly, the most recent issues include works of literature and visual arts that come from the second generation. As Ms Nickas aptly stated: “The principal characteristic of this issue is the juxtaposition of the first and the second generation, while the periodical reflects our continuously evolving identity from monolingualism to bilingualism and from our purely Greek identity to the wider, bilingual and multicultural identity. “There are indications in the current issue that the second generation reads, values and respects the work of the first generation. Far from dismissing the literature of the first generation, on the contrary, it studies it, translates it and promotes it. There are many examples of this juxtaposition in the current issue”.Ms Nickas also emphasised that “additionally, the second generation moves into the interstice between the first generation of migrants and the Australian culture, trying to keep the two sides in equilibrium” and she expressed the wish to see Antipodes being sold in Australian bookshops where “one would be able to find it easily on the shelves dedicated to periodicals of literature, art and civilisation”.As a further tribute to the life and work of Tsaloumas, Christos Tsaloumas (son of Dimitris Tsaloumas), Alex Scovron, Melissa Petrakis and Steve Messinis recited poems by Tsaloumas or inspired by him and his work.Then, Andrea Garivaldis, on behalf of the judges of the literary competition, read the judges’ report and their comments on the works submitted. This was followed by the announcement of the results of the literary competition, the conferring of the awards to the successful authors, consisting of award certificates and monetary awards to the first prize-winner in each category (kindly donated by the sponsors) and commemorative gifts and, in turn, the reading of excerpts of their work by the successful authors.Results of the GACL Literary Competition 2016:Ποίηση Ελληνική γλώσσα (Poetry in Greek) Α΄ Βραβείο: Εγώ η γυναίκα – Έλενα Παλαιολόγου. Χορηγός: Εκπαιδευτήρια Ομηρος. Β΄ Βραβείο: Την περιμένουμε να ρθει, την Άνοιξη – Γεράσιμος Μ. Λυμπεράτος Γ΄ Βραβείο: Εγώ κρατώ κλαδί ελιάς – Αγγελική Βογδάνη Έπαινος: Ωδή στον άνθρωπό – Χριστίνα ΣοϊταρίδηΠεζό Ελληνική γλώσσα (Prose in Greek) Α΄ Βραβείο: Το λεμόνι και ο Τσικολάνης – Γιάννης Γεωργίου. Χορηγός: Σχολή Μαυραγάνη. Β΄ Βραβείο: Το φθινόπωρο, μα φθινόπωρο – Γεράσιμος Μ. Λυμπεράτος Γ΄ Βραβείο: Με τα μάτια της ψυχής – Χρηστίνα ΣουμήΜονόπρακτο στην Ελληνική Γλώσσα (one-act play in Greek) Έπαινος (commendation): Στα κρόσια των ονείρων μου – Κλαίρη Παΐζάνου ΓαζήPoetry in English First prize: Golden Hands – Georgina Dimopoulos. Sponsors: Paul and Connie Gregory. Second prize: Sunset – Olga Georgopoulos Third prize: Triptych – Betty MessazosShort story in English First prize: An Encounter with the Minotaur − Paul Kiritsis. Sponsors: The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Second prize: My father, my son – Georgina Dimopoulos. Third prize: Machitis – Evangelia Katsavanidis Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Unity Center sets procedures after Oregon safety violations

first_imgThe Unity Center, a 24-hour behavioral services center in Portland, is beginning to operate normally after an Oregon Health Authority investigation.The region’s first emergency room designed to deliver immediate psychiatric care had to divert patients to other facilities for about seven days as its staff implemented new patient care procedures that arose from an investigation into how the center failed to prevent assaults on employees by patients struggling with mental illness.In March, the center was fined $1,650 when the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division discovered that Unity violated four safety rules and regulations, some of which were considered “serious.”The state investigation found the center failed to properly log, document or investigate some of the roughly 300 assaults suffered by employees in the first seven months of operation from Jan. 31, 2017, to Sept. 2017.With staffers focusing on putting new patient care safety procedures in place, the center had to wait for its staff-to-patient ratio to return to a proper capacity before returning to normal operations, said Brian Terrett, the director for public relations and community relations at Legacy Health.“We wanted staff to be able to really concentrate on implementing these new patient care procedures,” Terrett said.The Unity Center is near Interstate 5 and the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in Portland, but Terrett said the center accepts patients from Clark County, most of whom are walk-in patients.last_img read more

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How Denis Suarez deal impacted Sven Mislintat exit – Sheth

first_imgEnglish side Arsenal are reportedly trying to speed up the transfer of Denis Suarez from Barcelona before the transfer window shuts, following the departure of Sven Mislintat.Mislintat is set to leave the club in February after he announced earlier in the week that he is exiting his role as the head of recruitment at the Gunners.“Totally involuntary!” Modric claims Suarez stamp an accident Andrew Smyth – August 18, 2019 The sent-off Luka Modric insists his stamp on Denis Suarez was an “accidental action” after becoming the first victim of La Liga’s new rules.The position is expected to be changed into a “director of football role or a technical director” role.The changes will be overseen by Arsenal’s director of football Raul Sanllehi and their chief executive Vinai Venkatesham, claims Dharmesh Sheth – host of Transfer Talk podcast.“I spoke about the restructure with Sanllehi and Venkatesham taking on the lead roles. “It seems the structure will take on what is described as a director of football role or a technical director,” Sheth was quoted by  Express. Sheth claims a factor in Mislintat leaving Arsenal was because he wasn’t being considered for the new position.last_img read more

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No Surprise Skippings rejected working with PDM

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:general elections, oswald skippings, Pdm, sharlene cartwright-robinson TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciaLES, 28 Jan 2015 – The People’s Democratic Movement says it is not surprised by the announcement of former leader and former Chief Minister, Oswald Skippings to re-enter frontline politics under a new political banner. The Party’s leader explained Mr. Skippings was welcomed to continue to play at role in the affairs of the party; but did not do that. The PDM issued a statement today. Skippings, who failed in his bid as an all island candidate in the 2012 General Election said he has a cadre of people who believe they are a better band of representatives for the people. Sharlene Robinson, leader of the Opposition said: In the case of Pastor Skippings, he was further invited to serve in a special advisory role. However, in his case, he has not availed himself of these opportunities. Following public statements and in a direct statement, he has made it clear that he is no longer with the Party. Therefore we are not surprised that he has announced this new venture.” The PDM says its focus is on representing and preparing to become the next Government. Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memeslast_img read more

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Bad luck behind Paradise Cos revenue decline in March

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts RelatedPosts Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Korean casino operator Paradise Co played unlucky in March, with gaming revenue across its properties falling 0.9% year-on-year to KRW50.63 billion (US$44.7 million) despite a 7.6% increase in table drop.Paradise’s March results also represented an 8.5% decline on February 2019 numbers, with table game revenue of KRW47.58 billion, down 0.1% year-on-year, and slot machine revenue of KRW3.05 billion, down 11.3%. While revenue fell, table drop increased 7.6% year-on-year and 3.6% sequentially to KRW540.86 billion (US$477.3 million).Table drop for the first three months of 2019 increased 19.1% on the prior year period to KRW1.62 trillion.The results are based on casino revenues at Paradise’s four Korean properties – Paradise City, Paradise Walker-hill, Jeju Grand and Busan Casino.The company recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Suncity Group Holdings regarding a potential cooperation agreement at Busan. Load More Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in Augustlast_img read more

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AK A 12YearOld Ambassador

first_imgAt 12, Jasmine Molina has found a way to help newly arriving Filipino students transition to middle school. “She is a self-initiated ambassador,” says her teacher, Janelle Farvour. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)Imagine you arrive in a world where it rains all year round, and daylight swings from 17 hours in summertime to a paltry six in winter. And you’re only seven years old. That’s the situation Jasmine Molina found herself when she first got to Sitka, over 5,000 miles from her native city of Manila in the Philippines.Listen now:Sitka’s Filipino population has grown substantially in the past five years, but there remains no formal system to help new students transition to school. That is, until Jasmine came to town.“Hello – ang pangalan ko ay Jasmine Molina.”There’s something about Jasmine that makes you want to talk to her.“It’s a pretty big school compared to the Philippines,” she said, walking down the hallway.Maybe it’s her big brown eyes or her silky black hair, which she quickly tucks behind her ear while dialing her locker combination.But it’s probably her smile , which turns her face into a huge pair of parentheses.“I just like want to go up to them and be like, “Hey, do you want to be my friend?” And they’ll be like, “Yeah.” And I’ll be like, “Cool,”’ Jasmine said. “Everyone says I’m weird. But weird is awesome. I think weird is awesome.”Oh, and she’s got killer self-confidence. Again, not your typical middle schooler.Janelle Farvor was Jasmine’s language arts teacher last year.“She’s funny. Sensitive. And she’s generous,” Janelle said.Janelle remembers the very first time she saw Jasmine. At the grocery store, with a bunch of other Filipino kids, talking.Filipinos make up 9 percent of the Sitka School District, yet there is no Tagalog-speaking staff member or formal support group to help new students. In her own way, Jasmine has taken up that cause. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)“I thought, ‘What is this little girl doing?’   She’s talking so fast, and I just kinda observed a little bit and then I saw her pointing out things and showing things, and I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this little girl is explaining how this store works,’” Janelle said.Janelle saw her again a few years later. She’d grown a bit taller, but was doing the same thing.“I thought, I wonder if she’s an ambassador,” Janelle said. “These kids all look very new. They’re just wide-eyed and mouth agape, wondering what this is about, what this can is of. And there was Jasmine, explaining it all.”And last year, when Janelle met her 6th grade class, Jasmine was in it – all grown-up. Jasmine’s dad is a fisherman and came to Sitka five years ago. Jasmine and her mom followed, a month later.“I was really shy,” Jasmine said. “I didn’t really know anything about Sitka until my cousin showed me around the next day. There was a lot of tall people.”And not only that, but it was several degrees colder than in Manila, where Jasmine grew up.“I only had one jacket and it was really cold and there was a lot of snow on the ground,” Jasmine said.As she got used to the cold, one thing that made a big difference to Jasmine was meeting other kids her age.“On the first day I went to second grade they’re like, ‘Hey what’s your name?’ I’m like my name is Jasmine. I came from the Philippines.’ They’re like, ‘Cool.’ I wanted to do the same thing and make people comfortable where they are,” she said.And it’s something Jasmine has been doing ever since. Greeting new families and showing their kids the ropes, from how to open a locker to getting around the building. It’s more than middle school survival tactics. Jasmine is helping her classmates succeed in a Western school.“And for her to do it on her own volition, and to just see a need and to step up to fill a need, I think that says a lot about her character,” Janelle said.At Blatchley Middle School, there are 29 Filipino students and in the whole district, 121, making up 9% of the Sitka student body. At the bottom, the school district doesn’t have a designated Tagalog speaker or support group to help students orient themselves. But for now, Jasmine fills that gap.“I’ve had her – even I’ve brought her down to help me scold,” Janelle said. “They need to not be so chatty or whatever, I have her talk to them in Tagalog to hear a lecture in the mother tongue. There’s nothing like it.”Now, it’s hard to imagine Jasmine yelling at anyone. And if you asked her if she’s an ambassador or a leader, she’d probably say no. She’s just being a friend. Antonete Partido remembers meeting Jasmine in dance class.“When I first got here, she talked to me instead of just ignoring me.,” she said.The two girls chatted in both English and Tagalog. Antonete lives with her grandmother, who adopted her. She hasn’t seen her parents for five years and describes her family as broken apart.“I don’t really get to call them because I have school. My grandma has work. So we don’t really have time to call them,” Antonete said. “I don’t think other people know that my parents aren’t here because I don’t show my feelings to them.”But Jasmine knows. And when we finish the interview, Jasmine takes Antonete aside and says, “you’re my one.” She says it again, “Don’t forget. You’re my one.” And with that, Jasmine turns on her heels and heads out the door to go to her next class.This year, Jasmine Molina was nominated for a Spirit of Youth award, which recognizes teens making a difference in Alaska.last_img read more

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Limited time for rescue mission to free trapped Thai boys

first_imgNarongsak Osottanakorn, governor of Chiang Rai province, speaks to journalists during a news conference near the Tham Luang cave complex, where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand on 7 July 2018. Photo: ReutersThere is “limited time” to bring out 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach who have been trapped for two weeks inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand before heavy rains set in, the rescue mission’s head said on Saturday.The warning came a day after a Thai diver died during part of the rescue operation, marking a deadly turn in what started out as a celebration of one of the boys’ birthdays at the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Chiang Rai province.A team of Thai Navy SEALS, soldiers, police and volunteers have been working around the clock to try and drain the cave. The boys, aged between 11 and 16 and not all of whom are capable swimmers, are hurriedly being taught to take on a treacherous dive through narrow, muddy, submerged passageways.”The critical point is when it rains again … There is limited time,” Narongsak Osottanakorn, head of the rescue mission and Chiang Rai’s former governor, told a midnight media briefing.He said he wanted to reduce risks but added that falling oxygen levels inside the cave were another “really big concern”.Rescue alternatives include stocking the cave with supplies and an oxygen line to keep the boys alive in the cave for months until Thailand’s monsoon season ends, or drilling a shaft down into the cave from the forest above.Narongsak said they would have to drill through 600 metres (1,970 feet) of fragile limestone rock to reach the boys and were discussing drilling angles.Reality Sets InThe initial jubilation around the boys’ discovery by a team of British divers on Monday has faded as the reality of the challenge of their extraction has set in.The ordeal facing the boys was underscored by the death of a former Thai Navy SEAL in the cave on Friday morning.However, Ivan Katadzic, a Danish diving instructor who has been ferrying oxygen tanks inside the cave, said after a dive on Friday evening he was “double positive” about the mission because the water level had dropped considerably.Katadzic has not dived the final kilometre to where the boys are stranded on a muddy bank, the most dangerous part of the dive where rescuers have to hold their oxygen tanks in front of them to squeeze through submerged holes.A team on the hill above is frantically trying to block holes and divert streams that channel water into the cave before the weather turns.”Everything is a race against time”, said Kamolchai Kotcha, an official at the forest park. His team would camp out on the hill to try and finish their work before the rain came, he said.Divers took the boys letters written by family members camped outside the cave but an attempt to send down a phone failed earlier this week.The president of soccer’s governing body, FIFA, invited the boys on Thursday to be his guests at the World Cup Final in Moscow on 15 July if they make it out in time.last_img read more

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Pico C Brewer Brings You Closer to the Dream of Owning a

first_img Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Stay on target Brewing with the Pico C really is very similar to making coffee (or cola) with a Keurig. There are a few more steps involved, but it’s all quite simple. Pop in one of Pico’s brewing kits, pour in water, brew, add yeast and let it do its thing, then transfer it to the supplied keg to finish.A feature-packed app lets you keep tabs on the brewing process, and you can kick up the ABV or hoppiness with the turn of a dial. Where Pico’s brewing system stands out is its “brew pods.”They’re more like baskets, really, but the concept is the same. Each PicoPak contains everything you need to brew a beer (minus the water). And these aren’t just Pico’s takes on the craft beers you already enjoy. They’re actual craft beers from breweries like Rogue and Harlem Brewing.They do offer up their own recipes, too, and you can also create a fully customized PicoPak if you’re feeling adventurous. You are locked into using PicoPaks to brew… so you’ll have to look for another system if you were hoping to be able to take a more DIY route with a high-tech brewing appliance.center_img High-tech homebrewing systems have come a long way in the last couple of years. Owning your very own Keurig for beer isn’t a just fantasy anymore. It’s a reality thanks to the crew at PicoBrew.You might remember reading about PicoBrew before. They’ve successfully crowdfunded a couple of different gadgets that were designed to simplify the homebrewing process. In 2013 they launched Zymatic, which some lucky backers scored for $1299.Two years ago they came back with the more diminutive Pico, and the managed to drop the entry-level price to $499. Now they’ve slashed prices again. Their new Pico C countertop brewing system went as low as $279.Even if you miss out on the two early bird options, you’ll still only have to pledge $329 to snag a Pico C. That’s what the current Keurig Kold is selling for on Amazon, and it just makes boring old soft drinks.last_img read more

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Dua Lipa issues statement after fans dragged from gig for waving rainbow

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘I was horrified by what happened and I send love to all my fans involved. I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows. I love you Shanghai xx.’ Dua Lipa has issued a response after fans were dragged from her concert in Shanghai yesterday for waving rainbow flags. Guards jailed for dragging Pride flag waving fans out of Dua Lipa concertI wore rainbows to see Liam Payne in Dubai despite the risk of arrestHarry Styles reveals: ‘We’re all a little bit gay, aren’t we?’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/read-dua-lipas-amazing-response-as-fans-dragged-from-shanghai-concert-for-waving-rainbow-flags/ Dua Lipa | Photo: Markus Pritzicenter_img GAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The New Rules singer took to Instagram today to send her support to the fans in question.‘What you did takes a lot of bravery’‘Last night I did it for my fans,’ wrote the star. ‘A promised show. I stood by them, sang with them and danced with them.‘I will stand by you all for your love and beliefs and I am proud and grateful that you felt safe enough to show your pride at my show.‘What you did takes a lot of bravery. I always want my music to bring strength, hope and unity. Dua was pictured getting tearful on stage after the incident in China’s largest city.Dua is known for hits such as One Kiss and I Could Be the One. She was the most-streamed female artist in the UK on Spotify in 2017.At @DUALIPA ‘s shanghai tour, few people been kicked out by the safeguard because they’re waving Rainbow Flag #Dualipa #LGBT pic.twitter.com/3zhWXnaadK— SubwaySucker (@dr_jolin) September 12, 2018last_img read more

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first_img Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The Discovery CT750 HD, the world’s first high-definition computed tomography (CT) provides an improved image with less radiation dose per scan for patients. This new technology offers up to 83 percent less dose on cardiac scans and up to 50 percent less dose across the rest of the body.The new scanner is designed to give doctors greater diagnostic confidence through “HD-quality” imaging with reportedly 33 percent greater clarity and allows physicians to see small vessels from head to toe – as thin as a human hair. The CT750 also is engineered to provide clinicians with minimized image distortion, the ability to accurately analyze masses and lesions regardless of their location, and the capability to isolate problems for precise treatment planning.GE reported that Discovery MR750, one of the fastest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, is also available. The MR750 is said to have greater accuracy and image clarity compared to previous GE scanners. The improved speed of the technology aims to help radiologists obtain complete information within minutes, supporting informed decision making for treatment. The MR750 allows for up to five times the imaging performance over previous generations, and 60 percent greater coverage and resolution. These improvements offer the freedom for advanced application development, including: a routine liver exam in reportedly 15 minutes versus the typical 40-minute exam and a full breast exam in only two sequences as opposed to four or five sequences previously.Also available is the LOGIQ E9, an ultrasound platform capable of fusing ultrasound images with images from other imaging technologies like CT and MR. With tools and capabilities called “Volume Navigation” and “Agile Ultrasound,” the LOGIQ E9 improves workflow and diagnostic confidence for radiology and vascular applications.Through Volume Navigation, the LOGIQ E9 incorporates two key components: fusion to combine the advantages of real-time ultrasound imaging with the high spatial and contrast resolution of CT, MR or PET; and to track and mark a patient’s anatomy during the ultrasound exam. This new GE architecture, called Agile Ultrasound, replaces old assumptions of conventional ultrasound systems with new, modular mathematical models that provide more accurate measurements of how sound interacts with different body tissue types. The result of the LOGIQ E9 architecture is said to be a more life-like image without a lot of manual adjustments to view specific anatomy on a variety of patients – from children to obese adults.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more News | December 09, 2008 GE’s HD CT, Faster MR, Fusion Imaging Ultrasound Hit the Market Related Content Video Player is loading.Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_imgMeridiana launches new look: Air ItalyMeridiana launches new look: Air ItalyQatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosts a press conference in Milan to launch Italy’s new airline identityQatar Airways previously strengthened its commitment to Italy in 2017 with the acquisition of 49 per cent of AQA Holding, the new parent company of Air ItalyAir Italy will provide travellers with an innovative, sophisticated and stylish carrier, offering an enhanced travel experienceMeridiana, Italy’s long established privately owned airline, has announced an exciting new phase of growth and development with its new identity as Air Italy. Qatar Airways previously strengthened its commitment to Italy in 2017 with the acquisition of 49 per cent ofAQA Holding, the new parent company of Air Italy, while the previous sole shareholder Alisarda kept 51 per cent.During a press conference this week in Milan, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker; Mr. Marco Rigotti, Chairman of Alisarda and AQA Holding; Mr. Sultan Allana of Alisarda and AKFED and Mr. Francesco Violante, Chairman of Meridiana, unveiled Air Italy’s fresh and modern brand identity and presented the new airline business plan, focusing on excellent passenger experience and the next generation of traveller, aimed at positioning itself as Italy’s leading airline.Air Italy aims to have approximately 50 aircraft by 2022 and is already committed to receiving 20 of the brand new Boeing 737 Max aircraft type from April 2018, over the next three years. Air Italy will also receive five Airbus A330 200 aircraft this year from the Qatar Airways’ fleet, prior to these being further replaced by Boeing 787 8 Dreamliner aircraft, commencing May 2019. Network destinations will also enjoy continued expansion, with new long range routes from Milan to New York and Miami already announced recently, that will soon be followed by new short haul routes connecting Milan and the airline’s long range destinations to Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania and Lamezia Terme.Further plans also include strengthening the short range network to improve connectivity and launching the first long range destination from Rome Fiumicino in 2019. Air Italy aims to fly more than 50 year round routes by 2022.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is known the world over as the best airline in the world, as voted for in Skytrax 2017. It is with this ambition and dedication to the passenger experience that we will work together to build a sustainable airline alternative for the people of Italy and global travellers to and from this beautiful country.”“With high quality and an affordable schedule of services in the domestic, regional and intercontinental segments, Air Italy will achieve global scale in both fleet and network expansion, offering high quality premium class products across all flights on a modern fleet.”Commenting on the new airline identity and developments, Chairman of Alisarda, Mr. Marco Rigotti, said, “Our ambition is strong now as it has been throughout our history, starting with the aim of assisting in the development of tourism in Costa Smeralda and, later, to develop the leisure and charter Italian marketplace.“Over the last 10 years Meridiana has witnessed the radical transformation of the European aviation industry, characterised by a fierce competition. Air Italy aims to be a leader in the global industry, thanks to the airline’s hub in Milan Malpensa, and the reinforced base of Rome Fiumicino, alongside the seasonal network from Olbia’s Costa Smeralda heritage base which is also the headquarters of the airline.”Meridiana’s Chairman, Francesco Violante, commented: “Air Italy has an ambition to reach a goal of transporting 10 million passengers per year by 2022 traveling to, from and via Italy. We expect more than 8 million of these to use Milan Malpensa airport. In support of this ambition, there is a great need to develop new skills and competences amongst our people and for all to embrace change as a fantastic opportunity. I wholeheartedly support this new effort.”Meridiana has carried more than 100 million passengers to date as full service carrier, operating both short haul and long haul flights. The Company has more than 1,400 dedicated employees, maintains codeshare partnerships with other major airlines, and is a full member of IATA and the largest airline at Olbia Costa Smeralda airport.Source = Qatar Airwayslast_img read more

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first_imgThe Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) proudly celebrated its 150th anniversary last month with a series of spectacular events and initiatives to say thank you to Hong Kong and the company’s partners, guests and friends from around the world.Originally incorporated on 2 March 1866 as The Hongkong Hotel Company, Limited, the company merged with the Shanghai Hotel Company in 1923 to create The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, which today is the world’s oldest small hotel group in continuous operation. HSH was one of the first companies to be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is currently the oldest registered company on the Hong Kong Companies Registry. For a century and a half, the compelling story of HSH has been closely tied to its city of origin, Hong Kong, and its heritage also reflects the story of the stunning developments in global travel and adventure.The 150th anniversary events and initiatives include:1. The world’s first and largest-scale display of helium balloons to be tethered on the façade of a Grade I listed buildingAs one of the highlights of the HSH 150th anniversary celebration, the company unveiled a series of custom-made giant balloons designed and hand-made by artist Ken Moody of Big Ideas Parade Giants Studio in Arizona, USA.Seven of the eight giant helium balloons have been anchored onto the hotel’s legendary façade for a period of three days from 25 to 27 November 2016, marking the first time in the world such a large-scale display has been tethered to a Grade I-listed heritage landmark.Each balloon was designed, sewn, assembled, and hand-finished, before being shipped to Hong Kong by logistics sponsors GS4 International. This is the first time that seven of HSH’s curated collection of giant helium balloons – including inflated renditions of The Peak Tram; The Peak Tower; The Repulse Bay Complex; The Peninsula’s 1934 Phantom II vintage Rolls-Royce; The Peninsula’s MD902 Helicopter; the HSH-themed Montgolfière-style balloon (named after the inventors of the world’s first passenger-carrying hot air balloon, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier); and even a giant Peninsula Pageboy named “Michael” after Sir Michael Kadoorie – has been showcased together, in what will become a travelling exhibition to HSH properties around the world in 2017. Only The Peninsula Hong Kong-shaped balloon was not displayed so as not to duplicate The Peninsula’s already iconic façade!The stunning spectacle has been achieved after months of planning in a highly complex feat of engineering and logistics, orchestrated by Hong Kong-based Ironmonger Events and The Peninsula Hong Kong’s engineering team, with policy support from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.2. 150 Peninsula PagesOn the morning of 25 November 2016, 150 youth volunteers from exemplary Hong Kong educational institutions including the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU); Vocational Training Council (VTC); Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), dressed in the crisp white uniforms of The Peninsula’s Pageboys and Pagegirls, congregated on the hotel’s Helipad for a dramatic commemorative aerial photo opportunity spelling the words ‘HSH 150’ in human formation.3. A dazzling 150th anniversary gala From the earliest days of The Hong Kong Hotel’s opening in 1868, to the grand gala openings of The Repulse Bay Hotel in 1920 and The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1928, and many spectacular occasions ever since, HSH parties have welcomed Hong Kong’s high society to a dazzling evening of dancing, flowing champagne and exquisite delicacies. On Friday 25 November 2016, the brand celebrated 150 years of the company with a gala befitting such a momentous occasion, welcoming 2000 guests from Hong Kong and around the world.A sumptuous variety of handmade canapés and deluxe food items were served to highlight the cuisine of all seven of The Peninsula’s award-winning restaurants, including The Lobby, Gaddi’s, Spring Moon, The Verandah, Imasa and Felix; with a curated list of fine wines, Champagnes and spirits carefully selected to pair perfectly with dishes and keep guests’ glasses overflowing until the early hours of Saturday morning. 4. Giving back to Hong KongHSH has always been a responsible corporate citizen, with a particular focus on charity and community service as a strategic pillar in its Vision 2020 for Sustainable Luxury. Led by the Kadoorie family, an ethos of philanthropy has been at the heart of the group’s culture since the 1880s. HSH plays its role in honouring and protecting the heritage of Hong Kong’s past and the Kadoorie family archives by providing support to The Hong Kong Heritage Project, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2017.last_img read more

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Cyprus is not competitive own report finds

first_imgThe first-ever report from the island’s competitiveness council presents ‘mixed picture’CYPRUS’ competitiveness suffers from a weak business sector, low entrepreneurship and firm dynamism, relatively low rates of business innovation and adoption of digital technologies, limited access to alternative forms of financing and, despite a highly-educated workforce, skill mismatches, a report published on Friday said.The 179-page report, the first-ever analysing the island’s competitiveness was prepared for the government by the Economy and Competitiveness Council, which was set up in June 2018, found overall, competitiveness, as reflected in several international benchmarking reports and indicators, was not satisfactory.“Although progress has been recorded over time in certain areas, Cyprus lags behind some benchmark countries and the EU average when it comes to indicators of productivity, international trade and foreign direct investment,” said Takis Klerides, the chairman of the Council in the introduction to the report.He said the first of its kind for Cyprus, the report assesses the country’s competitiveness performance and its determinants. It identifies key challenges and provides suitable policy actions to tackle them and is designed to be an important resource for policymakers and for broader discussion.Rather than focusing on competitiveness outcomes, it places major emphasis on the identification and assessment of the factors that explain Cyprus’ competitiveness in great detail.The analysis in the report is based on more than 150 indicators and on benchmarking Cyprus’ competitiveness performance over time and against twelve benchmark countries, including Europe’s top performers, as well as the European Union average.These countries are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, the UK, and Israel, as the only non-EU country.The analysis provides recommendations on areas to address in order to tackle the key identified competitiveness issues that will be taken into account in formulating policy proposals to the government.In his foreword, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said: “We need to unleash the productive potential of our economy, with less bureaucracy, more efficiency and upgraded competitiveness.”“In this effort, continuous policy development as well as monitoring and benchmarking Cyprus’ performance is necessary for steering actions towards a more attractive business environment and more efficient functioning of the economy,” he added.According to the report itself, Cyprus performs reasonably well in leading international competitiveness rankings without being a top-performing country.  Over the years, it said Cyprus’ position has fluctuated considerably and suffered a setback during the 2012-13 fiscal and banking crisis and its aftermath.“Taken together, Cyprus’ competitiveness outcomes present a mixed picture,” the report said.Despite its headline growth performance, the island is generally positioned below the EU average for competitiveness outcome indicators, even though it is typically on a similar level or even above Eastern and Southern EU benchmark countries such as Estonia, Slovenia, Portugal, Malta, and Greece.Strengths are that business-related costs are low with labour costs below the EU average. Cyprus also has amongst the lowest rental costs for private and retail accommodation.“Conversely, non-residential electricity costs and costs for high-speed broadband internet access in Cyprus are among the highest of the benchmark countries. These higher costs seem to reflect structural factors, such as the reliance on imported fuel supplies and small market size.”And, although the indicator analysis shows some weakness in the business environment, the report said that many were well recognised by Cypriot policymakers, businesses and wider society.“Nonetheless, it is reasonable to ask whether current or proposed policy measures are adequate or need further reinforcement.,” it added. “In many instances, it appears that the main issue for public policy is less the need for new measures but rather, improved implementation of existing ones through further coordination, monitoring and evaluation to enable fine-tuning.”The report makes clear that Cyprus shows the need for improvement in entrepreneurship and firm dynamism, including the share of innovative enterprises.Within companies, the proportion of employees engaged in entrepreneurial activities such as developing new products or setting up new business units was low. And, even if indicators of entrepreneurial attitudes, aspiration and intention were similar to many benchmark countries, “this does not appear to translate into a particularly dynamic business sector”.It said weak entrepreneurship could be linked to several underlying contributing causes. To some extent, cultural and social attitudes—expressed, for example, through a preference towards employment in the family business or in established companies and the public sector providing a structured career path—appear to play a role.Also, the analysis points to a relatively weak entrepreneurial eco-system and support framework, limited business community interactivity and a weak interface between business, research and academia. New, innovative and fast-growth enterprises are also confronted by more specific constraints that hamper early-stage and subsequent development phases, such as limited access to finance, especially non-banking finance.On top of that, low rates of adoption of digital technologies are associated with lower productivity growth potential and long-term growth prospects, alongside negative spillovers from reduced opportunities for trade and foreign direct investment attraction, the report concludes.“Evidence from the indicator analysis, together with stakeholder interviews, paint a mixed picture of Cyprus’ human capital situation. On one hand, Cyprus invests heavily in education when measured as a share of GDP and the workforce is well-educated and capable,” it added.On the other hand, it said, stakeholders, point to gaps and shortages in some key areas, notably for more technical and specialised skills, especially those associated with new and emerging non-traditional sectors and economic activities. This is reflected, more generally, by indicators of skills mismatches, both in terms of apparent over-qualification of workers and the correspondence between the area of education and sector of employment.“These findings point to issues concerning the quality and effectiveness of the education system, and its alignment with more sector-specific needs, and the types of skills that can be expected to be in high demand in the future. While human capital does not present an overly pressing competitiveness issue today, action may be required now to prevent it from becoming one in the future,” the report said.It added that stakeholders interviewed for the report frequently expressed concerns about a perceived lack of policy coordination and monitoring, resulting in poor or delayed policy implementation.“Moreover, while many areas in which reforms and policies are already implemented are relevant and important, the absence of a high-level strategy and articulation of a longer-term vision for Cyprus’ economic development were pointed-out as a major shortcoming,” it concluded.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 AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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