NS looking for more foster parents especially African Nova Scotians

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia needs more foster parents — with a particular emphasis on African Nova Scotians — even after the recruitment of 80 new foster parents, officials told a legislature committee on Tuesday.There are currently 684 children in foster care, with 663 total homes, but the numbers fluctuate, said Nancy MacLellan, associate deputy minister of the Department of Community Services.“Our social workers could get a call tomorrow and we could have a family of four that needs care, so in an ideal world we’d have approved foster families that are waiting for children,” said MacLellan.She told the committee that an additional $1.6 million in supports announced last July have helped, and resulted in about $900 more per foster family per child. The changes included increasing the per diem rate per child, and raising the babysitting rate and the amount families receive for recreation.“Which are pretty material increases, and still … we want to do more,” MacLellan said.She said work is also being done to reduce approval-process red tape, and on recruitment efforts in African Nova Scotian communities as part of boosting the numbers of available foster parents.“These measures contributed to an increase of more than 80 foster parents in the last year and we still are always looking for more foster parents,” MacLellan said.Leonard Doiron, the province’s executive director of Child, Youth and Family Supports, told the committee there is an increased emphasis for social workers to delve into foster children’s backgrounds in order to address cultural needs.He said greater efforts are being made to gather information which is often noted in the files of social workers, although there is no formal tracking process in place.They have also increased outreach efforts, he said.“Our teams are working very hard to work with community groups to give them voice and choice and to inform us about what their needs are.”Later, Doiron said the numbers provided to the committee included about two-thirds of children under the province’s care, noting that foster care isn’t appropriate for all children.He said although recruitment numbers are on an upward trend, the needs remain for foster parents who can provide more specialized levels of care and for homes better suited to a child’s cultural background.The biggest challenge, Doiron said, is the need to adapt the foster program to meet the needs of diverse modern families, where most often both parents work outside the home.“The needs of the children are different, the prospective foster parents, their needs are different, he said. “All of these things have to be re-thought and transformed.”NDP committee member Susan Leblanc believes the government funding hike for foster families has helped, but she said a bigger help would be more resources at the “front end” for families who are in crisis.“So that perhaps we don’t need as many foster families because children can stay in their homes and families can stay together with the proper supports,” said Leblanc.Progressive Conservative Barbara Adams also applauded the changes, but called for more training resources for potential foster parents.“The more we can do to help the foster parents succeed and have an enjoyable experience the better,” Adams said.The total cost of foster care in 2017-18 was $15.7 million, including for per diem payments, competency payments and the maintenance of children in care.last_img read more

Brittney Cade Pritchard And Mike Dirnt Honored at 5th Annual Tower Cancer

first_imgBrittney Cade Pritchard, breast cancer survivor and her husband, Mike Dirnt of the legendary band Green Day will be honored for their courageous example as a couple sharing their personal cancer journey in order to help others at Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s (Tower) 5th Annual Ante Up for a Cancer Free Generation Celebrity Poker Tournament and Casino Night on Saturday, September 8, 2018.The tournament will take place at the Sofitel Hotel, Riviera 31, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Dozens of stars from TV, sports, music and film will also join in to bet big to support talented young cancer researchers and change the future of cancer. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:00 PM PST.In May 2014, Mike Dirnt took to Facebook to publicly announce that his wife, Brittney Cade Pritchard, was being treated for breast cancer. Brittney and Mike went on to document their cancer journey, which included chemotherapy and nine surgeries, via Brittney’s – @batmansmom — and Mike’s – @mike_dossxx — Instagram pages. Through social media, Brittney and Mike courageously discussed every step along the way, posting about the treatments, the hair loss and other side effects, and everything in between with tremendous dignity, grace and mettle. By openly sharing their family’s very personal journey with the public, Brittney and Mike eased the burden of so many other individuals and families facing cancer, proving that we are not alone in our challenges, that we share so much as a human family grappling with this terrible disease, and that there is hope. Today, Brittney is in full remission.Joining in to honor Brittney and Mike will be Green Day’s Tre Cool and his wife Sara Rose Wright, Lee Rocker of The Stray Cats and his wife Deborah Drucker, Frank Ferrer of Guns ’N Roses, celebrity fashion stylist Joey Tierney, actress Christa B. Allen (Revenge), artist Brian Viveros and many more friends. The event has attracted the support of numerous celebrities who are expected to attend including (in alphabetical order by first name):AJ Buckley (CSI: NY, Seal Team 6); AJ Mclean (Backstreet Boys); Alan Bersten (Dancing with the Stars); Arianne Zucker (Days of Our Lives); Beau Casper Smart (Dirty Dancing, The Perfect Match); Billy Burke (Twilight); Camryn Manheim (The Practice); Cheick Kongo (MMA Fighter); Chuck Liddell (UFC Champion); David Alan Grier (Comedian, The Carmichael Show, In Living Color); Danny Zuker (Writer – Modern Family); Dule Hill (Suits); Elex Michaelson (Anchor, Good Day, L.A. on Fox 11); Eric Nenninger (One Day at a Time) & Angel Parker (Lab Rats); Erik Michael (Otown); Gilles Marini (Sex and the City, Switched at Birth); Joanna Krupa (Supermodel, Actress); Katie Cleary (Model, Activist); Kim Glass (Former Olympian); La La Kent (Vanderpump Rules); Omar Benson Miller (Ballers); Peter MacKenzie (Blackish); Randall Emmett (Producer – 2 Guns, Lone Survivor, Silence); Sam Hunt (Unbroken: Path to Redemption); Shanna Moakler (VH1 Hollywood Exes); Shawn Christian (Days of Our Lives); Tiffany Michelle (Poker Professional, Amazing Race); Tito Ortiz (MMA/UFC Champion); Vanessa Marcil (Las Vegas).Cancer Free Generation (CFG) is the young leadership division of Tower. CFG seeks to identify, among their peers in the Southern California region, visionary and innovative doctors, medical professionals and researchers and enable them to discover and implement new ideas and techniques to conquer cancer. Additionally, CFG’s efforts support young people and their families who have been impacted by cancer, so that they may approach life with renewed strength and optimism. With this dual approach, CFG’s goal is to help ensure that the next generation becomes the first cancer free generation. CFG’s executive committee consists of young professionals working in a variety of fields including finance, law, real estate, entertainment, and medicine. Many members of CFG’s leadership are, themselves, young cancer survivors. Their common vision is the desire to build a more inspired community via connecting interesting and passionate young people who make a difference in the world and who want to change the future of cancer.Many generous sponsors are supporting the tournament this year, including Oakland Coffee; Emmett Furla Films; Herzog, Yuhas, Ehrlich & Ardell; Cathy Titus Realty; FusionStorm; Skadden and Skydance Media. Among the top prizes are: Private poker lessons with Poker Legend Daniel Negreanu with a stay in the Palms Casino Resort fantasy penthouse suite in Las Vegas; A Five-Night Stay at the Ritz Carlton Waikiki; and A Three-Night Stay at the Hilton Los Cabos.Tickets may be purchased at www.towercancer.org or by calling 310.299.8477.last_img read more

Bel Group to build plant to produce popular Mini Babybel snacks in

first_imgSOREL-TRACEY, Que. – The Bel Group says it will spend $87 million to build a factory to produce Mini Babybel cheese snacks in Quebec at its first Canadian plant.The cheese snacks, which are encased in red wax, are currently imported.The project will create 170 jobs between the plant in Sorel-Tracy and Bel Canada’s Montreal head office.The new plant is expected to begin commercial production in early 2020 and use Canadian milk.It will be built on a site adjacent to Laiterie Chalifoux.The Bel Group has 12,700 employees in some 30 subsidiaries around the world.last_img read more

Antipipeline protesters released days before weeklong jail sentences end

first_imgThose released on Sunday also included former B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Susan Lambert. In May, the federal government announced its intent to acquire Trans Mountain from Kinder Morgan Canada.According to recent documents filed with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission, the sale could cost as much as $1.9 billion more than the initial quote of $4.5 billion.The documents also suggest the project could take another 12 months to finish.More than 200 activists have been arrested for demonstrations against the Trans Mountain project since March. In the statement, the five women – who include anti-poverty activist and Order of Canada recipient Jean Swanson – said they are not criminals, but “political prisoners.”Swanson said in a phone interview that her four days spent at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in Maple Ridge had not deterred her in what she said is a fight against climate change.“I don’t know how anyone can look at the sky in Vancouver today and say global warming is not an issue,” said Swanson, in reference to the smoke and particulate matter from wildfires hazing the skies in southwestern B.C.“We need to do something, we need to stop the insanity.”From her perspective as an anti-poverty advocate, Swanson said the Trans Mountain pipeline ties the issues of homelessness, poverty and climate change together.“For all those billions and billions of dollars, governments could actually create jobs building renewable energy … Governments could end homelessness, they could put clean and safe water on Indigenous reserves.”center_img MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. – Several pipeline protesters were released from a B.C. jail on Sunday, a few days before their weeklong sentences were set to end.Seven protesters in all were sentenced to a week in jail on Aug. 15, after pleading guilty to contempt charges in B.C. Supreme Court.Five who were released on Sunday issued a joint statement, saying they were imprisoned because of their opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.last_img read more

Moratuwa Mayor launches fastuntodeath

Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando commenced a fast-unto-death opposite the council building today in protest over President Maithripala Sirisena’s proposed ban on carpentry shops.President Maithripala Sirisena had said that carpentry shops and timber mills will be closed in five years in order to protect the environment. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> However Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa urged the President not to ban carpentry workshops and chainsaws as thousands of people would lose their livelihoods and would have no place to buy even a coffin. Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando said that he will continue his fast until the President reverses his decision. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Fat show ponies to lose points in war on obesity

Show horses are typically obese and are at risk of life-threatening diseases, veterinarians have said, as judges warn animals will be marked down for being “plump”. An immaculately plaited mane, polished leather saddlery and glossy hooves will secure you points in the show ring, but owners are being warned if their horse is overweight it could cost them the winning rosette. There is concern for British show ponies and horses as owners have a “misconception” that they should look “round” in order to win, vets have said.  David Rendle, an equine vet, who is on the council of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), said around 50 percent of horses in the UK are very overweight or obese… read more

Gardaí looking for attacker who removed items of his own clothing after

first_imgGardaí looking for attacker who removed items of his own clothing after seriously assaulting man in Dublin city The injured man sustained life-threatening injuries and is currently in St James’ Hospital. Tuesday 30 Apr 2019, 7:40 PM Share23 Tweet Email1 GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN are investigating a serious assault that took place in the city centre on Friday night and left a man with life-threatening injuries. At about 10.25pm on Friday night, a 44-year-old man was seriously assaulted by a lone male on Prices Lane, Dublin 2.The injured man sustained life-threatening injuries and is currently in St James’ Hospital. The suspect made his way from Prices Lane and onto Aston Quay, near the junction with Bedford Row. Once there, gardaí said that he removed items of his clothing and appears to have lain down in the street. Gardaí said that his behaviour attracted public attention and they understand the man may have been recorded on mobile phones. Gardaí appealed to anyone who has mobile phone footage and to drivers who may have dash cam footage to contact the incident room at Pearse St Garda Station on 01-666 9012, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station. Apr 30th 2019, 7:40 PM 29 Comments By Cormac Fitzgerald Image: RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4613674 74,778 Views Short URL Image: RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Morning Press: Juul a danger for teens; Sunlight Supply sold; Blessing booth restocked

first_imgCan the sun possibly continue? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories of the week:Health experts: Juul isn’t coolTeenagers smoking behind the bleachers may be a thing of the past, but health officials say teens are still using nicotine. The latest method: “juuling” in school bathrooms.“Juul is just kind of the new trend right now that’s taking off,” said Stacia Wasmundt, youth tobacco and vapor product prevention consultant at the state Department of Health.E-cigarette’s popularity with teens alarms state health officials, local school districtsSunlight Supply to be bought by Scotts Miracle-Gro for $450MVancouver-based Sunlight Supply Inc. is being purchased by multinational corporation Scotts Miracle-Gro for $450 million, $25 million of which is in stock.The sale — one of the largest in Clark County history and the largest ever made by Scotts ­— was announced via a press release Tuesday afternoon. It is expected to close by June 1, pending approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission.Sunlight Supply will become part of Scotts Miracle-Gro’s hydroponics gardening subsidiary, Hawthorne Gardening Co.Related story: Sunlight Supply sale won’t affect amphitheater brandingNeighbors help restock blessing booth after nearly everything’s takenTori LaDeane returned from work Monday and opened the phone booth on her front lawn to see if there were any new items in her family’s blessing booth.last_img read more

Women robbed attacked while exercising in Provo

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales – Out exercising this morning, two women in two different areas of Providenciales were attacked by men trying to or getting away with robbing them.  It is a frightening account for so many and Police in a report today say, one woman was walking in Grace Bay near the Sands resort around 6am when a 6ft tall man exited a vehicle and demanded money.  She fought with the man and ran away.The second incident was minutes after 6am near NAPA on Leeward Highway.  A short man from an SUV ran across the street, tackled the woman to the ground, grabbed her cell phone and ran back to the vehicle and drove off.  Both women were unhurt physically and police have posted a list of how to stay safe while exercising and they are investigating the crimes.If you know anything about these attacks or any other crime, call crime stoppers anonymously at 1 800 TIPS, 1 800 8477.#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Search is on for overdue rafters on East Fork of Lewis River

first_imgClark County Sheriff’s deputies and fire-rescue teams were called in Saturday night to search for three overdue rafters on the East Fork of the Lewis River near Daybreak Park.The rafters – two children and one adult – were reported overdue about 8:25 p.m. Saturday from a rafting excursion on the East Fork, according to police radio transmissions.Rescue crews with boats were called in to search the river.No additional information was available as of 10:30 p.m. Saturday.last_img

DOJ backs dismissal of charges against Kazuo Okada in Okada Manila LED

first_img RelatedPosts The Philippine Department of Justice (DOJ) has backed the previous dismissal by the City Prosecutor’s Office of Parañaque of estafa charges against Japanese gaming mogul Kazuo Okada and associates in relation to the supply of LED strips for the exterior façade of Okada Manila in 2016.In a 10-page decision forwarded to Inside Asian Gaming by Okada’s local legal representatives, Assistant State Prosecutor Alejandro Daguiso stated that respondent Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Inc. (TRLEI) – the operating entity of Okada Manila that removed Okada as Chairman in mid-2017 amid multiple allegations of defrauding the company – failed to prove a conspiracy between Okada and others in relation to the supply of the LED strips. 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status The original complaint, filed by TRLEI’s Chief Executive Adviser Dindo Espeleta, alleged Okada – via TRLEI’s then Chief Technology Officer Kengo Takeda – had pressured him into awarding Okada’s Aruze Philippines Manufacturing Inc (APMI) the contract for manufacture and supply of the lights to give it “an opportunity to profit.” The contract was worth US$4.5 million.The complaint also alleges that TRLEI was later forced to order more LED strips due to wastage from cutting the strips to fit the building’s curves and that much of the installation had to be redone following a new installation order by APMI due to warping from Manila’s harsh weather conditions. According to Espeleta, only 20% of the LED lights were still working properly three months after Okada Manila’s grand opening in March 2017.The DOJ ruling rejected all of these complaints, stating “there appears to be no concrete evidence at all of the Respondents’ alleged conspiracy and representations that brought about the contract in question” with most of the allegations relying on Espeleta’s own word.It also said “officials like Mr Espeleta had every opportunity to conduct due diligence in preparation for the signing of the Supply Agreement” with APMI.“To summarize, we find that there is no probable cause to conclude that criminal fraud occurred.”Despite its findings, the DOJ also recommended in December that charges be filed against Okada for the alleged misappropriation of around US$3.1 million salaries and fees from TRLEI during his time as Chairman and CEO. Earlier this month a Parañaque City court issued a warrant for Okada’s arrest. Load More Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Philippines rejects China’s call to ban online gamblinglast_img read more

Rodale Shuts Down Its Content Marketing Group

first_img The decision to dissolve the group comes a month after it was announced that company president Scott Schulman would be stepping down and that Maria Rodale was returning to a more active role running the company. Rodale Grow, the custom content agency at Rodale, was shut down last week, sources tell Folio:. The decision is surprising given the resources publishers in general have put behind their marketing services divisions. It’s unclear whether Rodale plans to relaunch some kind of marketing services division or shift the business to the brand level, but there doesn’t appear to be any formal plans going forward.  The remaining active clients, including Johns Hopkins, Sodexo and Whole Foods, were notified that same week that they’d need to take their business to a new firm.  The source says Rodale Grow’s business had been going in the wrong direction for at least a couple years and that new business development had all but dried up, although there were plans being put into place to turn that around. center_img A spokesperson provided this statement: “As we continue to transform from publisher to healthy living company, we made a strategic decision to focus on our core business and new areas of growth.” At the Content Council’s Pearl Awards this month, Rodale Grow took home three awards: a gold, two silvers and a bronze. Initial word of the shutdown was passed to group executives on Monday, November 9. By the following Wednesday, at least six staffers from the business and marketing side of the operation were let go, according to sources. Although one source says there were likely more cuts, but couldn’t say exactly how many due to the overlapping nature of responsibilities on the content and creative side. last_img read more

Mayor anticipates no firearm policy changes following Fairbanks library shooting

first_imgFairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Karl Kassel does not anticipate any policy changes following an apparent accidental shooting that injured a patron at the Noel Wien Public Library Wednesday. Police suspect a gun accidentally discharged, and in comments at a Borough assembly last night, Mayor Kassel said the incident has generated a lot of feedback.Listen now”Raised quite a bit of concern in the community,” Kassel said. “There’s a multitude of different ideas. Folks get excited about this sort of thing. I think I would if I accidentally got shot sitting in the library.”Guns are banned at some public facilities, like schools, but there’s minimal security to ensure compliance. Mayor Kassel said keeping guns out a facility like the library, would be a major undertaking.“We have to follow state statute if we want to do that,” Kassel said. “It’s pretty onerous and it requires setting up screening stations, designating a specific area that would be firearm-free, screening like you would have going to the airport.”Mayor Kassel noted that the incident was the first ever at a borough facility, adding that the library is probably the least likely of borough facilities, which include numerous parks and recreation venues, to have a shooting accident. Fairbanks police are trying to locate a person who was sitting at the table where the library patron was shot.last_img read more

Kakki Sattai Kaaki Sattai Box Office Collection Siva Karthikeyan Starrer Earns ₹1558

first_imgA poster from “Kakki Sattai”.IB Times IndiaTamil movie “Kakki Sattai”, which hit the theatres on 28 February, is on its way to becoming one of the biggest success stories at the Tamil Box Office. The movie is already touted as being the career’s best for lead actor Siva Karthikeyan and as per the latest reports, the movie has netted ₹15.58 crore in four days in Tamil Nadu.”The film registered the biggest opening in Sivakarthikeyan’s career. It collected ₹15.58 crore till Monday since its release. It’s turning out to be a highly profitable venture and fourth hit for Siva in a row,” trade analyst Trinath told IANS.”Kakki Sattai” made a record opening for Siva Karthikeyan. The movie earned ₹4.62 crore on its opening day. The first weekend collection for the movie was also big in theatres across Tamil Nadu with the net collection reaching ₹13.34 crore.Some reports also claim that “Kakki Sattai” has done extremely well at the international box office, especially in US, Australia and Malaysia.The 30% tax exemption and the U certification have visibly helped the box office collection of “Kakki Sattai”. Siva Kartyhikeyan’s last three hits include “Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga”, “Ethir Neechal” and “Maan Karate”.Directed by Durai Senthil Kumar, “Kaaki Sattai” is the story of a police constable who has the urge to be an honest cop unlike the usual corrupt officers in his department. The film is seen as a major step stone in Siva’s career as his character is portrayed as someone who has a good deal of heroism. The actor was much appreciated for his performance and for making sure that his antics and appearance was not over the top.”Kakki Sattai” also stars Sri Divya, Vijay Raaz, Nagineedu and Prabhu, and the film is produced by actor Dhanush.last_img read more

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first_img Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more November 14, 2013 — Indianapolis-based Modular Devices Inc. reported it expanded its fleet of interim labs to include more computed tomography (CT) scanner options.  The turnkey labs are available to medical centers around the country for short and long-term leases.   Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 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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Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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. Modular Devices’ most recent interim CT lab venture is underway at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, Calif.  The mobile CT lab has helped the hospital obtain a Level II Trauma Center designation.   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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Launches Expanded CT Lab Fleet At a time when many CT lab providers have suffered from slumping sales and general growth, Modular Devices spent years researching the field, acquiring and refurbishing equipment, and educating its staff technicians.  News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… 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 center_img 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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The launch follows 25 years of successful implementation of cath, angio and electrophysiology (EP) labs in facilities of all sizes.  Notable projects include massive disaster relief efforts for tornado-torn Joplin, Mo. in 2011.   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 | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more last_img read more

Promising tourism outlook profits Thai Airways International

first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/20084/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Thai Airways International’ shares gained almost four per cent following the news of forecasted growth in Thailand’s visitor arrivals.As Thailand returns to normalcy after months of anti-government demonstrations, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) upgraded its 2011 visitor arrivals forecast to 15.5 million, adding Bt600 billion to the economy.As faith in Thailand’s recovering tourism industry returned over the past month, Thai Airways International’ shares gained more than 13 per cent, reported the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation.However, in the absence of real political reform, investors run the risk of further civil unrest affecting the airline’s future share prices, said Reuters.“No one really knows when there’ll be attacks and gunfire in the streets again; people see more risk,” Aberdeen Asset Management Fund Manager Adithep Vanabriksha told the news service.”We could see some peace and quiet for a while and everything looks fine. But who can tell you what will happen in three, four or five months? There are more questions and concerns,” said Adithep, who manages $727 million in Thai assets.In June, Thai Airways International admitted that its second quarter revenue and cabin load factor would be hurt by the recent turmoil in Thailand.April’s cabin load factor was 72 per cent but this dropped to 56.8 per cent in May, Thai Airways International President Piyasvasti Amranand told reporters.Before the demonstrations began, the airline was aiming for a 2010 cabin factor of 75 per cent.Thai Airways International is due to announce their second quarter results in August.last_img read more

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas plans to increase i

first_imgSix Senses Hotels Resorts Spas plans to increase its portfolio by seven resorts and two further spas from now until early 2019, with a continued focus on sustainable practices and a deep commitment to pioneering wellness. Six Senses Uluwatu, BaliScheduled to open in March 2018 on a rugged cliff in Pecatu, close to the Pura Uluwatu temple, with views of the Indian Ocean. 103 keys comprising of suites and villas inspired by Balinese culture, embrace nature and offer every creature comfort. Six Senses Spa features locally inspired specialty treatments, multi-day Integrated Wellness programs and complimentary morning yoga sessions. The resort features multiple swimming pools, an open air event venue, function space, three restaurants including a chef’s table, a cooking school and an extensive organic garden and farm.Six Senses Fiji on Malolo IslandScheduled to open in March 2018 on Malolo Island in the Mamnuca Island group. The property enjoys a 650m stretch of pristine private beach, two restaurants, three bars plus a gourmet deli and water bottling plant. The 66 residences and all facilities will be 100 percent solar powered by the first microgrid in Fiji to use Tesla batteries. Menus will feature sustainably-sourced ingredients gathered from local markets and fishermen, as well as the resort’’s own garden. Activities on offer will include all water sports imaginable plus a well-appointed Six Senses Spa, gym, club house and kids club.Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkish RivieraScheduled to open in May 2018, this resort’s vistas alternate between rugged rocks, secluded golden beaches and undulating hills clad in wild olives and cypresses. The resort has a total of 141 guestrooms and suites (75 in the main building and 66 Ridge Villas), plus 154 private adjacent residences. Spa, Fitness and Health & Healing Centre offerings have been designed with an integrated approach to optimal wellness. Six Senses BhutanScheduled to open in August 2018 with the first five lodges, and the remaining remaining two lodges opening by the end of 2018. Moving through the spiritual Himalayan Kingdom that lives by its ethos of gross national happiness, each of the five unique settings identifies with a specific theme for an uplifting journey through the senses. Beginning in the capital of Thimphu, the emphasis is on culture. The second stop is Punakha which is referred to as the flying farmhouse amidst the rice fields. Gangtey features a unique bird-watching bridge and is home to the fascinating black necked cranes while Bumthang has been created as a forest within a forest. The fifth stop, Paro, is on the site of old stone ruins, which have been playfully brought to life through the interiors.Six Senses Krabey Island, CambodiaScheduled to open in September 2018 with 40 pool villas set around a naturally landscaped 30-acre private island. There is an all-day restaurant, a deli with ice cream parlour and an elevated bar with the choice of dramatic sea views or cosy sunken area. Six Senses Spa Krabey Island features signature therapies as well as ancient Cambodian healing traditions, multi-day rejuvenation journeys and an Alchemy Bar. Six Senses Shaharut, IsraelScheduled to open in November 2018, the resort is situated south of the Negev Desert and featuresjust 58 suites and villas with one Retreat Villa. Designed to integrate into the desert topography and preserve the natural terrain, the villas are built from, and inspired by, local rock and pigments, and the landscaping features cacti and indigenous desert blooms. Six Senses Spa Shaharut includes single and double treatment rooms plus male and female steam, sauna and hammams. On-site attractions include the fascinating Earth Lab, camel stables and an open-air amphitheatre. The extraordinary desert setting presents a host of activities from overnight camel camping to extreme sports, hiking, jeep safaris and wine tours.Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan, IndiaScheduled to open in 2019, the 14th century fort, once owned by Rajasthan royalty, is being restored to its former glory, led by a team of conservation experts. There will be two restaurants, bar and lounge, two swimming pools, banqueting space and a kids club. Six Senses Spa Fort Barwara, located in the original women’s palace, will feature an extensive Ayurveda program, meditation and local specialties to treat body and mind. The resort is just 30 minutes from the Ranthambhore National Park, famous for its tiger population. Six Senses will also be launching standalone spas, notably in the Middle East with the soon-to-be-opened Six Senses Spa Dubai and also Six Senses Spa Manama, Bahrain.Six Senses Spa DubaiThe first of its kind to offer treatment suites that are each dedicated to a different sense will open in February 2018. Located on level five of the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, guests can enjoy a variety of holistic therapies and sensory experiences based on sound, sight, touch, taste, smell and intuition, helping them rebalance their body, mind and spirit.Six Senses Spa Manama, BahrainOpening in mid 2018, on the 9th and 10th floors of the Wyndham Grand Manama, the spa is set against a calming theme of the mystical underwater world with textures and materials inspired by the features and curves of the pearl. The spa journey mirrors the different energies of the city life, from the sensory stimulation and movement of the street to the stillness and calm of a quiet park. luxurySix Sensessustainabilitywellnesslast_img read more

Fancy spending days sunning yourself beside a 5st

first_imgFancy spending days sunning yourself beside a 5-star swimming pool in a luxurious hotel? Escape the cold winter weather and take a peek at these poolside paradises. And don’t just dream, find your perfect plunge on Skyscanner Hotels.For many of us, the hotel swimming pool plays a big part in any holiday itinerary. From afternoons splashing around with the kids, to romantic couples cuddling up on sun loungers, the aquatic activities hotels offer can be the deciding factor when choosing holiday accomodation. Here are 16 swimming pools with stunning views to tempt you into a last-minute getaway or start planning next year’s summer hols.1. Santorini, GreeceWant traditional white-washed buildings, winding cobbled streets lined with pink blossom trees and guaranteed sunshine? Santorini, one of the Cyclades group of Greek islands offers all of this charming beauty. Enjoy it from the comfort of your own cliff-side swimming pool and stay put for dramatic sunset views. 9. Fajardo, Puerto RicoKnown as ‘the city that guards the sun of the Caribbean’ it may be a mouthful to say, but Puerto Rico promises lazy beach days and perfect pool weather. A territory of the US, this small paradise island is packed with Caribbean and South American charm, making it the perfect long haul holiday destination with a tropical twist. 3. Bangkok, ThailandThailand’s capital, Bangkok is famous for its frenetic streetlife, sidewalks filled with street food vendors, $5 massage salons and scooters whizzing through crowds of bewildered tourists and determined locals. Find a retreat away from the chaos and chill out in a rooftop swimming pool and enjoy views over this vibrant city’s skyline.Read more: Top 10 things to do in Thailand 2. MauritiusA firm favourite with honeymooners, Mauritius is the perfect place for lazing on pristine sandy beaches. Get plenty of selfie material and spend a day posing in one of the impressive infinity pools that hotels on the island offer. 10. The Côte d’Azur, FranceCheap red wine, delicious cheeses and plenty of small mountain villages to explore; the French Riviera is the perfect spot to go-slow and enjoy some cultured cuisine. Rent your own château for a fraction of the price with the Skyscanner hotel mobile app. Read more: 8 ways to explore the Côte d’Azur on a budget 14. Sentosa Island, SingaporeWhen you get sick of wandering around shopping malls and sipping cocktails in colonial hotels (as if!) then make sure you check out Sentosa Island. Singapore’s most popular tourist attraction and home to Universal Studios theme park, there’s plenty here to keep the kids, big and small, entertained.Read more: 10 best things to do in Singapore 13. MaldivesHead to the Equator and experience a small piece of paradise in the Maldives. With some of the best diving spots in the world, dive beneath the waves, or sit serenely on golden sands watching the world go by. However you fill your days, make sure you’ve got a luxury place to lay your head down without blowing the holiday budget with our hotel search tool. 5. Cancun, MexicoPool by day, party by night; that’s one way of experiencing the luxury hotel facilities and exciting nightlife in Cancun, often referred to as the Mexican Caribbean. Want to find the best bargain on hotels in this popular coastal resort? Check out Skyscanner’s hotel search. Click here to find out how to bag a bargain on the move with the Skyscanner hotels app, available for iOS and Android.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedThe Maldives: The ultimate luxury island escapeThe Maldives has a bit of a spectacular reputation – and it’s well-deserved. Jewel-coloured water, acres of creamy white beaches, a wind strong enough for windsurfing but not quite strong enough to muss up your hair…15 fabulous hotels in EnglandFrom arty boutiques to sprawling country manors; check out 15 of England’s finest hotels.All aboard: 8 of the world’s most amazing floating hotelsBe lulled to sleep by the sound of crashing waves, without staying in a cramped cruise ship cabin. If you’re after the riviera lifestyle book into the brand new OFF Seine in Paris recently launched on the famous Seine river. Start daydreaming about spending the night in one of these…center_img 11. Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPopular with footballers’ wives and the rich and famous, you’re guaranteed 5-star luxury in Dubai. Rooftop or infinity, whichever type of swimming pool you prefer, find it for pennies with Skyscanner. 16. TunisiaLooking for a winter sun getaway? The small north African country of Tunisia enjoys balmy temperatures for most of the year. So if you’re desperate to leave the snow boots behind and get your poolside posing on, then a trip to Tunisia makes a great last-minute winter sun escape. 8. IsraelGet your fill of golden sands of a non-beach kind, and beautiful vistas, with a trip to the Negev Desert, which covers much of southern Israel. Check in to your very own oasis and find the perfect hotel pool to cool off in with our hotel search tool.Read more: 10 best things to do in Jerusalem – a local’s guide 6. Bodrum, TurkeyEscape to the southern shores of Turkey and the ancient city of Bodrum. Take it easy poolside in a luxury hotel, or scrub up in a traditional _hanam _or Turkish bath. Bag a bargain on accommodation in Bodrum with Skyscanner. 15. Koh Tao, ThailandThe tiny island of Koh Tao has long had a reputation for awesome scuba diving sites. Take the opportunity to spot triggerfish, turtles and clown fish. If you prefer your waters creature free, then check out one of the many luxury resorts springing up all over the island. 12. Bahia, BrazilCopacabana may be Brazil’s most famous beach, but Bahia has some stunning sandy stretches, without the jostling crowds. Alternatively, swap the seashore and stay in one of the area’s premiere hotels and eco-resorts, where you can enjoy the sunshine without the stress of fighting for a spot to throw down your beach towel. Read more: 7 best beaches in Brazil 4. Atlas Mountains, MoroccoStick you head above the clouds and go on an adventure, mountain climbing and rambling in the spectacular Atlas Mountains, Morocco. After a hard day sweating it out in the hills, head straight to the swimming pool to cool off in the midst of the mountains. 7. Halkidiki, GreeceFly to Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, and head south to the peninsula of Halkidiki, famous for it’s beautiful beaches. Get some honey for your honey as a sweet souvenir, it’s the coastal town’s most famous produce.last_img read more

by Thomas Adamson The Associated Press Posted

by Thomas Adamson, The Associated Press Posted Jan 16, 2019 11:36 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Givenchy designer puts on debut menswear show in Paris Model wear creations for Off White men’s Fall/Winter 2019/20 fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday Jan.16, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) PARIS — Designer Clare Waight Keller unveiled her first menswear collection for storied house Givenchy at Paris menswear week Wednesday as actress Laura Dern caught up with The Associated Press at Valentino’s display that channeled the darkly depths of monochrome.Dern spoke about how, as a mother of a budding model, she is taking a particular interest in the fashion industry.Here are some highlights of the fall-winter 2019-20 shows.GIVENCHY MENSWEAR STANDS ALONEKeller, the house’s first-ever female designer, reflected her growing confidence in menswear by holding the first standalone men’s show since she ascended to the house’s artistic helm in 2017.It was an old-school presentation that harkened back to the traditions of Parisian couture.A small group of guests climbed the neoclassical steps of Givenchy’s couture salons to discover Waight Keller waiting by masses of delicate baby’s breath flowers that adorned the wooden Haussmannian floor.The beautifully constructed clothes captured the individualism of the 1990s in a contrast with the historic venue.In an unusual touch of class, the designs were explained by the 48-year-old designer as the garments were being showcased by models.The silhouette featured long, and sometimes flared, legs; oversized shapes; rounded shoulders; and flashes of bold colour: violet, electric blue and fuchsia.Waight Keller’s mission, she said, was to take the hardness out of men’s clothes.“My woman in Givenchy has a strength to her … but I wanted to bring a softer side to the men’s. Part of that is (seen) in the flowers, but also in the feel of the roundness, softness and the fluidity of the fabrics,” she explained.Slim suits, flared check pants and soft truncated bubble jackets evoked the mix-and-match styles of the haphazard nineties.But the acute precision that has been proven in Waight Keller’s couture shows was also abundantly clear in this very strong standalone debut.A tucked-in white shirt, for example, was constructed with a double outer panel that hung down outside softly: part-grunge, part-angel.LAURA DERN IS A PROUD MOTHERIn a pleated red silk Valentino gown, “Blue Velvet” actress Laura Dern looked very much the part on the design house’s front row alongside rapper G. Eazy.As the mother of 17-year-old Ellery Harper — Dern said she was taking an interest in the fashion industry to help her son.“My son is modeling now so I have a particular interest in men’s fashion in a new way. I’m fascinated,” she said. “You will see him very soon in Paris.”Harper has modeled for Calvin Klein under the watchful eye of designer Raf Simons, and Dern says that Valentino’s designer Pierpaolo Piccioli has also been “generous” in helping his nascent career.Dern, who came to fame via collaborations with director David Lynch, said she encourages her son to tread carefully in an industry that can be so public, but to relish the opportunities to meet “designers he loves.”“When I was his age, I met David Lynch who inspired me so much as an actor. I feel like Ellery should take it slowly and find the people that help him find his destiny.”VALENTINO GOES MONOCHROMEValentino claimed it was bringing street attitude to the atelier.But for fall-winter, Italian designer Pierpaolo Piccioli seemed to have lost some of his creative attitude after a run of superlatively glorious seasons since he took over the sole artistic reins in 2016.On Wednesday, he played it pretty safe.Blocks of monochrome — in grey, camel and black — were a key theme of the collection that was held inside an industrial-looking hall of the Grand Palais.Round sloping shoulders, boxy torsos and baggy pants defined the silhouette.But much of the creative work, such as contrasting textures and layering, were rendered invisible because of the monochrome.The collection was, however, not lacking in nice quirks, such as a spaceship motif and one voluminous grey Sherlock Holmes cape coat and detective-style hat hybrid.OFF-WHITE, OFF THE BEATEN TRACKChaotic scenes abounded in Virgil Abloh’s collection for Off-White that was held in a little-known part of the sprawling underbelly of the Louvre as many guests got lost.The museum structure is, by quite a margin, the world’s biggest.Bewildered editors wandered in search of the show venue by pyramids, Greco-Roman statues and luxury boutiques to no avail.Some fashion insiders even ended up following unsuspecting tourists in the wrong direction, confusing them as part of the fashion press.Others were led up and down stairs, and above and below ground several times, before finding the proper entrance.Inside the venue, there was little respite for the lucky guests who did eventually get in as they sweated in sweltering high temperatures in the jungle-like show decor.VIRGIL ABLOH’S URBAN EXCESSBig silhouettes, bold colour and urban styles were behind Virgil Abloh’s visually arresting fall-winter collection.Concrete slabs were laid among overgrown creepers, grass and ferns as the show decor to evoke a sense of inner-city decay.This was the first clue to understanding the American it-designer’s urban vibe that played on excesses in colour and overgrown proportion.It’s little wonder that the house has, in the recent past, attracted the likes of Jay-Z, Drake and Kanye West.Billowing denim jeans with hanging toggles began an oversize theme, alongside a huge suit jacket and a gargantuan fanny-pack slung across the torso.Unfortunately, these made up the most subtle part of the display.Shredded silver ribbons then cascaded from bell-silhouette Glam Rock boots, followed by contrasting checks and a giant column bubble jacket that did away with the model’s body.Abloh later delved into eye-popping neon.Neon oranges, reds and blues in knitted oversize scarves, tops and coats might have reflected the bold hues of urban graffiti.The oft-unwanted street art form was more literally evoked in graffitied text reading “Public Television.”___Thomas Adamson can be followed at Twitter.com/ThomasAdamson_KThomas Adamson, The Associated Press read more