Minerals research scholarships to boost Australian exploration knowledge base

first_imgGavin Lind, Executive Director Workforce and HSEC at the Minerals Council of Australia notes that two Australian Minerals Industry Research Scholarships awarded by the MCA in Adelaide today will boost understanding of mineral exploration techniques to support Australia’s future minerals production pipeline.The recipients of these prestigious A$20,000 scholarships for 2017 are:Alicia Caruso from the University of Adelaide for her Ph.D. research Advanced remote sensing to assist mineral exploration (industry partner: Investigator Resources Ltd – pictured)Jonathan Hamisi from Monash University for his Ph.D. research Improving exploration for iron oxide copper and gold deposits by investigating hydrothermal fluid phase separation and its impact on albitisation (industry partner: Minotaur Exploration).The scholarships facilitate research and training which provide practical value to the Australian minerals industry and enhance the research experience with industry partners.The scholarships are open to existing full-time Ph.D. and post-doctoral researchers, with the program launched in 2016 with three scholarships to support further research in critical risk control management, gold mineralisation and maximising gold recoveries.The MCA will offer these scholarships again in 2018 as part of its commitment to advance industry practice and support collaboration between industry and research institutions.The importance of innovation and technology improvements to Australia’s world-leading mining sector was highlighted in a March 2017 report by Deloitte Access Economics – Mining and METS: engines of economic growth and prosperity for Australians. The report featured case studies of mining and METS companies showing that innovation and technological improvements are central to the efficiency and global competitiveness of the sector.last_img read more

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FC Barcelona Intersport wins Super Globe 2013

Spanish FC Barcelona Intersport beat the biggest rival at the IHF Super Globe 2013 Final, German HSV Handball 27:25 (15:13).  The match was undecided until the last minute, when 30 seconds to the final whistle, Serhei Rutenka scored the goal from 7 meter-shot after questionable decision of the refferes couple from Serbia. Victor Tomas was the best scorer in the winning squad with 5 goals, while Johannes Bitter with 15 saves and Hans Lindberg (7), where the best in HSV.STATISTICSThe third place at IHF Super Globe 2013 win El Jaish against Tunisian Sahel 27:20.Placement 5-8th place:5. Al Rayyan6. Taubate7. Al Sadd8. Sydney University Al Rayyan handballDoha handballFC Barcelona IntersportIHF Super Globe 2013Qatari handballSerhei RutenkaSydney University handball ← Previous Story Djordje Golubovic the last signing of Csurgoi KK Next Story → Austrian Alpla Hard want to EHF CL, Tanaskovic: “We will fight until the last second” read more

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PSG crush Creteil in local derby

13.Nimes11227301:3186 11.Creteil11317309:3307 6.Cesson Rennes11533267:27513 9.Tremblay11416289:3029 4.Dunkerque11704295:28714 10.Aix11326290:3178 8.Toulouse11425328:31110 1.Montpellier11920345:28520 2.Paris SG11803349:29116 3.St. Raphael11713344:33215 PSG Handball overtook the second position in the national league after victory over city rival US Creteil 29:21 (15:10). Once again, Mikkel Hansen (7) and his team-mates showed how huge potential for the TOP performance they have. They boss the game from the very beginning and deserved to win and come close to the leaders HC Montpellier.STANDINGS: 12.Selestat11308294:3306 14.Istres11119289:3343 7.Chambery Savoie11614295:29913 ← Previous Story LNH (Round 11): Montpellier five points ahead of rivals Next Story → Mobelringen Cup 2014 (Day 1): Denmark beat Norway 5.Nantes11623304:28814 read more

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Creighton and Timmins insist Reform Alliance conference not prelude to political party

first_imgLUCINDA CREIGHTON AND Billy Timmins, two members of the Reform Alliance, have insisted that the group’s first national conference in Dublin later this month is not part of plans to set up a new political party.News that the grouping of former Fine Gael TDs and senators plan to hold a conference or “national conversation on Ireland’s future” at the RDS in Dublin on 25 January has fuelled ongoing talk that a new party is in the offing.The conference is expected to hear from high-profile economist David McWilliams among others, with independent TDs and Shane Ross and Stephen Donnelly set to be invited.Donnelly said yesterday he doesn’t know if he will attend the event, saying he hadn’t given it any thought.It has been suggested that he could join a new party formed by the Reform Alliance, but both Creighton, the group’s most prominent member, and Timmins insisted yesterday there are no such plans at present. “Literally, we’re doing what it says on the tin, we just want to engage and see more people interested in politics,” Creighton told TheJournal.ie saying it is “not something we’ve been discussing”.However she said that “there’s a space” for a political party adding she held this view even when she was a member of the Fine Gael parliamentary party.The former Europe Minister was expelled from the Fine Gael parliamentary party along with Timmins and four others, TDs Terence Flanagan and Peter Mathews and Senators Paul Bradford and Fidelma Healy-Eames, after voting against abortion legislation last July. Ex-Fine Gael TD Denis Naughten is also part of the group.‘No egos in the RA’Timmins said the conference “is what it is”, insisting: “It’s a one day conference to formulate ideas… not part of any overall great scheme plan.”Creighton said that plans for the day-long event have been in the works since December, but insisted that it will not be a “flash production” like a party ard fheis with motions and keynote speeches.“It’s open to anyone and everyone. People will be entitled to speak and the only restriction will be time limits… but people can say what they want,” she said.The conference will focus on three “key areas of reform” – political reform, the economy and health – and the RA also promises a “live twitter stream” of reform ideas that have been submitted via its website.Creighton, a Dublin South-East TD, said that five or six members of Fine Gael – not TDs – have been in touch about attending the conference and said that the open invitation extends to ministers and government backbenchers.She said the alliance is “interested in anybody who is interested in reform… genuinely implementing reform and not just talking about it”.The conference is expected to cost a “few thousand euro” and is being paid for by members of the alliance out of their own funds, she said.The grouping has not yet set up a bank account, but will be required to do so after registering as a ‘third party’ with the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) in order to raise funding for research.Timmins, a Wicklow TD, added that the organisation of the conference has been “a combined effort” and added: “There are no egos in the Reform Alliance”.More: ‘Everybody will be invited’: Reform Alliance to hold conference at the RDS this monthlast_img read more

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Nobel Peace Prize honors the fight against sexual violence

first_imgOSLO, Norway — A Congolese doctor who treats rape victims and an Iraqi woman who speaks out for those — like herself — who were raped and tortured by the Islamic State group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “have made a crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, such war crimes,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. “Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others.”Mukwege, 63, founded a hospital in eastern Congo’s Bukavu region and has treated thousands of women, many of whom were victims of gang rape in the central African nation that has been wracked by conflict for decades. Armed men tried to kill him in 2012, forcing him to temporarily leave the country.At 19, Murad was one of an estimated 3,000 Yazidi girls and women kidnapped in 2014 by IS militants in Iraq and sold into sex slavery. She was raped, beaten and tortured before managing to escape after three months. After getting treatment in Germany, she then spoke to the world about the horrors still being faced by her religious minority. At 23, she was named the U.N.’s first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking.Both honorees are the first from their countries — Congo and Iraq — to receive a Nobel Prize and will split the award, which is worth 9 million Swedish kronor ($1.01 million).last_img read more

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Sugar Industry on the Rebound

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, January 24, 2017 – Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Government’s decision to step in and save the sugar sector is starting to reap rich dividends.   According to the Minister, sugar will contribute some US$80 million (J$10 billion) in earnings this year, a far cry from the struggling sector it was only a year ago. “We have saved an industry for the betterment of the country.  God has blessed us and we are coming out on the right side. It also employs 50,000 hard-working Jamaicans,” Mr. Samuda informed.The Minister was speaking at the recent press launch of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) trade show at the Montego Bay Convention Centre at Rose Hall in St. James.  Mr. Samuda said that despite all the obstacles his Ministry faced in the early days of assuming portfolio responsibility, the sugar industry and its workers have proven to be very resilient and the sector is now on the verge of a comeback of monumental proportions.  “When we got here, which is not even a year yet, the first problem we encountered was the closure of the Monymusk Sugar Factory,” the Minister noted.  “We were able to keep it open, albeit with creative financing and deals made here and there.  This year, however, we are going to have perhaps one of the best crops we have had in years.   And, it is going to be run at the field level…at the farm level by Jamaican farmers,” he said.Mr. Samuda pointed out that Jamaica has been fortunate on two scores, in that there has been a lot of rainfall which has put the sugar sector back in good stead; and that the price of sugar has moved from US$370 per ton to almost US$600, “which will translate this year into a gain of US$9 million just for price.”Meanwhile, the Minister said that Jamaican consumers can now be assured that the sugar they buy at the supermarket will be of certain integrity and standard.  “We have taken steps that have now been gazetted into law.  The manufacturers of sugar will now have a better chance to market the sugar on the local market without having the unfair competition from sugar brought in from all parts of the world. We don’t even know where or the conditions under which it had been manufactured,” he said.Mr. Samuda said the Government is working with the private sector to iron out all the logistics where everything will be in place by July.  “I don’t share the view of some pessimists that the sugar industry cannot serve Jamaica well. All the evidence is showing that it can,” the Minister said. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

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Yelm man scales great heights on bionic leg

first_imgCHICAGO — The metal on Zac Vawter’s bionic leg gleamed as he climbed the 103 floors of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task wearing a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.Vawter, who lives in Yelm, southeast of Olympia, lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident, put the smart limb on public display for the first time during an annual stair-climbing charity event called “SkyRise Chicago” hosted by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he is receiving treatment.“Everything went great,” said Vawter at the event’s end. “The prosthetic leg did its part, and I did my part.”The leg is designed to respond to electrical impulses from muscles in his hamstring. When Vawter thought about climbing the stairs, the motors, belts and chains in his leg synchronized the movements of its ankle and knee.The computerized prosthetic limb, like something from a sci-fi film, weighs about 10 pounds and holds two motors.Bionic — or thought-controlled — prosthetic arms have been available for a few years, thanks to pioneering work done at the Rehabilitation Institute. Knowing leg amputees outnumber people who have lost arms and hands, the Chicago researchers are focusing more on lower limbs. If a bionic hand fails, a person drops a glass of water. If a bionic leg fails, a person falls down stairs.“This event was a research project for us,” said Joanne Smith, the Rehabilitation Institute’s CEO.“We were testing the leg under extreme conditions. Very few patients who will use the leg in the future will be using it for this purpose. From that perspective, its performance was beyond measure,” Smith added.last_img read more

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Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK269 million share options

first_imgNASDAQ-listed Melco International Development Ltd has granted share options totaling HK$269 million (US$34.3 million) to its President and Managing Director, Evan Winkler, following his appointment as President of its casino arm, Melco Resorts & Development.The option, announced last Friday, entitles Winkler to subscribe for a total of 14,200,000 shares of the company at a price of HK$18.96 per share, vesting in three equal portions in June 2020, June 2021 and June 2022. Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul Melco announces sponsorship of Japanese football club Yokohama F-Marinos Melco Resorts distances itself from Chairman’s father, Dr Stanley Ho, amid inquiry into Crown Resorts acquisition Load More Described as a “special hire-on equity grant,” Melco International said the grant would replace the cash portion of Winkler’s remuneration, including his annual discretionary bonus and his entitlement to any annual discretional equity grant from 1 October 2019 to 30 June 2022.“Such reformulation of Mr Winkler’s remuneration package by the company, with Mr Winkler’s consent, recognizes his valuable contributions to the Group’s business since joining and, in the opinion of the Board, is better aligned with the Company’s objective of incentivizing Mr Winkler to drive further significant share price growth going forward,” Melco said.It was revealed last week that Winkler had been appointed President of Melco Resorts, putting him in charge of the company’s day-to-day operational matters globally as part of a sweeping overhaul of its senior management positions.Melco International holds a 54% stake in Melco Resorts. RelatedPostslast_img read more

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Larsen Bay manages summer recycling needs

first_imgRichard Henson in the shipping container that contains Larsen Bay’s multi-bailer and bags of aluminum cans. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT)Residents of Larsen Bay are working to keep recycling alive for the population of around 70 people.Listen nowPostmaster and Larsen Bay tribal councilman Richard Henson opens a container that is doubling as a recycling center down the road from where the airport, post office, school and city building are clustered together.Garbage bags cover one wall of the container.“That’s probably maybe a month, two months. Mostly beer cans,” Henson said.Henson says the number of cans increases in the summer when lodges open and guides move in. As a member of the tribal council, he helps oversee funds for recycling in the village.“It was just years of watching the cans and garbage just build and build and build and it’s just not our community. It’s statewide,” Henson said. “There’s a lot of rural villages out there that are dealing with a lot more serious issues than we are.”Larsen Bay was part of a federally-funded project to remove roughly 2,600 tons of scrap metal from the Kodiak Archipelago communities between 2015 and 2016. They’re working with the Indian General Assistance Program, or IGAP, to fund an ongoing recycling program.Henson says IGAP funds – about $36,000 this year according to council staff – goes toward keeping the amount of trash and the number of aluminum cans under control.“Cause’ that is one of the metals that you can recycle forever,” Henson said. “Just seems like a waste to not do anything with them.”Henson says government funding is also how the community bought the multi-baler, which they purchased in 2012 for almost $18,000. It’s set up at one end of the storage container.The machine can compact anything from 55-gallon drums to cardboard boxes.“There’s an issue that we didn’t foresee,” Henson said. “See the grooves back in here… for some reason when you’re compacting the aluminum cans… they just fall apart.”Henson says the city mayor is working on making some modifications to the machine to fix that problem.Just outside the shipping container, there are several rows of large metal drums which Henson says are now empty.“A lot of them come off of fishing vessels. They haul whatever out here, heating oil whatever, some of the gillnet sites do that,” Henson said. “Once they’re empty, they just would sit around, and if no one used them for anything, you see what’s happens to them, they just kinda start rusting and start leaking.”Henson points to an empty spot on the property, where he says they hope to build a storage space. That way, they can process the cans, shrink wrap them and store them neatly in a nearby facility, a step which he says could make it easier for barge companies to remove the recycling.“A lot of ‘em when they hear aluminum cans, they’re thinking garbage bags that are ripped open and smell like old beer and sticky soda and stuff like that,” Henson said.He says Larsen Bay wants to use IGAP funds to construct the storage facility next year and strike a deal with a company to haul the recycling out of the village.last_img read more

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Roger Federer crowned king in Miami makes surprising Rafael Nadal claim

first_img Roger Federer the GOAT in numbers Roger Federer is officially the king of Miami after a championship masterclass saw the Swiss breeze past defending champion John Isner 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Miami Open and notch up his 101st ATP Masters title.Federer was utterly dominant on the night at the Hard Rock Stadium as he dismantled the big-serving American in just over an hour. Federer broke his opponent’s serve on four occasions which included three breaks in the first set and the solitary break in the second was good enough to earn him the straight sets victory. On his own serve, Federer won 32 of the 35 points.Sunday’s victory was the Swiss maestro’s 28th ATP Masters 1000 title in his 50th championship match and he was naturally elated. “It was a dream start, relaxing my nerves [to break in the opening game],” said Federer. “What a week it’s been for me. I’m just so happy right now. It’s unbelievable. I played here in 1999 for the first time and here I am in 2019. It means a lot to me.” Federer with his 4th Miami Open title after defeating John Isner on Sunday, March 31.Al Bello/Getty ImagesThis victory puts Federer on the third spot in the list of ATP Masters 1000 titles behind world number 1 Novak Djokovic (32 titles) and familiar foe Rafael Nadal (33 titles). From the very beginning of the match, the Basel native had disrupted the flow of the North Carolina native. From forcing Isner to come to the net, to pouncing on every short ball, Federer was on the prowl.”I think I was very clear on how I wanted to play, so I think that helped that I was able to not just have the plan but then being able to execute,” said Federer. “I just can be very happy on either end, return and serve, and that’s why I’m so happy that I was able to produce a performance like this in a finals, because this is what you train for and play for that constantly keeps your level going up as the tournament progresses. And this was my best. I’m very excited.”This was Federer’s fourth victory in Miami having previously won titles in 2005, 2006 and 2017. When asked to pick his favourite among the pack, he referred to his victory over Rafael Nadal in 2005 wherein he came back from two sets down to win a third set tiebreaker before eventually winning the match in dramatic fashion. Nadal and Federer during Laver Cup Day 1 actionMICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images”So the other three were – well, the one with Rafa, I guess, was very special in many ways,” Federer said. “I felt like it reflected who I have become until that moment. Was that 2005? 2004? 2006? It’s a blur. You know, being able to fight back, being able to find a way to win, I know I got lucky in that match, but then ended up playing unbelievable tennis in the fifth set and all that. I really feel like it was a big moment for me in my life, in my career there, that match.”That match in 2005 finished 2-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-1 in favour of Federer to hand the Swiss his maiden championship victory in Miami. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

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4 arrested for running fake job racket

first_imgKolkata: Four persons have been arrested by Kasba police on Monday from Noida in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly duping several persons on the pretext of providing them with jobs. They will be brought to Kolkata on transit remand soon.According to sources, recently two persons lodged complaints at Kasba police station alleging that some people have taken almost Rs 80 lakh from them assuring jobs at a multinational company. Later, police initiated a case and started the investigation. While probing the case, the sleuths came to know that the accused persons used to contact job seekers and tell them about vacant jobs. They claimed to be from a job consultancy firm and said they would provide jobs to them at renowned multinational companies. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalA few months ago, the accused persons contacted the complainants online and convinced them with their false promises. The accused persons had allegedly told them to provide some amount of money as security deposit. Later, they demanded more money as a registration fee and it kept continuing. The job seekers had approximately provided Rs 47 lakh and Rs 25 lakh to the alleged cheaters. The accused persons stopped all sorts of communication after they got the money. After a few months, the two job seekers understood that they were being duped. They immediately lodged two separate complaints at Kasba police station. Police had used mobile phone tracking method to nab the culprits. A few days ago, the sleuths came to know that the accused persons are in Noida. Immediately, a team from Kasba police station went to Noida and arrested four accused persons.last_img read more

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Family fun walk set to take place on Saturday for Ladysmith Hospice

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite La Verna Private Hospital is hosting a family fun walk on Saturday, October 28.The walk is in aid of Hospice, with registration starting at 12pm at the La Verna specialist parking.The walk kicks off at 3pm, so come along with your entire family and support a good cause.Also read: La Verna Hospital hosts fun-run to raise breast cancer awarenessThe walk has a 3km and 5km route, with tickets being R10 for children and R20 for adults.See you at the family fun walk for Hospice. Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_img News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). With Version 7.0 of the Hologic Physicians Report Writer software, Dr. Peixotto and his staff can generate complete reports in about 20 seconds. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more In addition to full breast imaging services, the Carol Milgard Breast Center is equipped with the Hologic Discovery bone densitometer, so that patients can have their mammogram and bone density tests done in the same appointment. PreviousNext Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more center_img With Version 7.0 of the Hologic Physicians Report Writer software, Dr. Peixotto and his staff can generate complete reports in about 20 seconds. Dr. John Peixotto of the Carol Milgard Breast Center remembers the old days — before Version 7.0 of the Hologic Physicians Report Writer DX software was installed this past spring — when he was still at the mercy of the dictaphone. Typically, he’d spend an average of three to five minutes per patient dictating bone densitometry test results generated from the Center’s Hologic Discovery system. That may not seem like much. But for a facility like the Milgard Center, which does an average of 20 tests a day, that translated into a lot of extra time crammed into an already busy day. “Most facilities like ours do seven bone density tests a day. We do triple that,” notes Dr. Peixotto. “With bone density testing, it’s not like interpreting X-rays; you’re just dictating numbers over and over. It’s time-consuming and it can be error-prone. So we were thrilled when Hologic upgraded its Physicians Report Writer. Hologic put a lot of thought into the upgrade and used good algorithms to generate the appropriate reports. It’s so much faster and more accurate — we can generate complete reports in about 20 seconds.”Bringing Technologies TogetherWhile the new Physicians Report Writer makes life much easier for Dr. Peixotto and the other five radiologists on staff, making sure the new software was properly integrated into the Center’s network didn’t happen overnight. The Milgard Center is an unusual breed of breast centers; in fact, rarely has any community come together to pull off such an incredible feat. Before the center opened in 2009, there were numerous breast clinics in the area offering a range of screening and diagnostic breast imaging services. When a woman needed additional tests, she often had to make several appointments and travel to different clinics — some of which utilized digital equipment, others analog. The center’s Medical Director Khai Tran, M.D., stepped in and proposed pooling the resources of the three largest providers of imaging solutions in the Tacoma area. Four years later, several clinics were consolidated into a central hub — the Carol Milgard Breast Center in Tacoma — with three satellite clinics strategically located to provide convenient, accessible and consistent care for women throughout the area. However, bringing three different facilities together created some real challenges when it came to integrating systems and software, especially since each facility had its own ways of reporting, along with different PACS systems. One of Hologic’s senior connectivity specialists worked hand-in-hand with the Milgard Center’s Information Technology staff to integrate the software into its network. Says Dr. Peixotto: “Version 7.0 enabled us to bring all of the data from the separate facilities together and has the connectivity we required to automate reporting, as well as more ways to store and recall data.” Hologic also applied an algorithm to its bone densitometry scans to make them compatible with the Physicians Report Writer software, so that facilities like the Milgard Center can easily transfer past scans into its new system.FRAX 10-Year Fracture Risk Assessment Results for the First TimeSince it was first introduced commercially in the early 2000s, the Discovery system has always generated extremely precise and reproducible results, thanks to its high-resolution detector array, true fan-beam linear acquisition geometry and internal reference system. And now, with the upgrade to Version 7.0 of Physicians Report Writer DX, the system not only improves workflow, but provides a new level of information: the patient’s FRAX, the 10-year facture risk assessment developed by the World Health Organization. Hologic was the first manufacturer to integrate FRAX into its bone densitometer, helping radiologists like Dr. Peixotto and his team identify and proactively treat patients with a high risk of debilitating bone fractures due to low bone mass and other risk factors, helping prevent problems down the line. Customized Reports Generated in Seconds Version 7.0, which comes standard with the Hologic Discovery system, also gives radiologists the flexibility to tailor the report templates to reflect their needs and personal preferences. This includes four key areas: indication, interpretation, recommendation and follow-up. The radiologist can reword each line in the template to make sure it’s exactly what he or she wants — and add pieces of information along the way. Those changes can be made public, so that all doctors in the practice use the same template. Or the report can be customized by each individual doctor, allowing him or her to add comments or highlight certain areas, for example. Once all of the changes are made to the templates, reports are then generated automatically. While it took Dr. Peixotto about four hours to customize the templates, he says it was well worth the time spent. “I looked at each variation of patient type — there are only about 50 different possibilities — and then made the necessary changes to the templates. Once those were set, the software interprets the DXA results and automatically populates each section of the report. So now all of our radiologists are able to quickly generate the same type of reports for each type of patient.”In addition, report data is sent via HL7 text message to the Center’s HIS/RIS and EMR. “The reports generated from Physicians Report Writer flow right into our electronic medical record,” notes Dr. Peixotto. “Each of us can connect to the Center’s network and pull up reports from a laptop at home, in the office —wherever. There’s no need for special computer equipment, and we can view reports at our convenience.”Bone Density Testing and Mammography Go Hand-in-HandSo why would a breast center make bone density testing such a key part of its offering, anyway? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), osteoporosis kills more women than breast cancer and heart disease combined, yet the level of awareness about bone disease is a fraction of what’s being done for breast cancer awareness. Says Dr. Peixotto: “As a comprehensive center for women’s health, we understand the importance of making sure our patients have access to everything they need, from mammography, breast MRI and ultrasound testing to biopsies and bone density testing.”In fact, according to Pam Duke Ash, Bone Densitometry Technician at the Milgard Center, many patients have their bone density test done at the same time as their mammogram. “Our patients really like having both tests done together — it’s so convenient for them, especially for those women who are being treated for breast cancer.” As Pam explains, drugs like tamoxifen can affect bone density, so patients undergoing chemotherapy typically have testing done every year or so to be sure their medications are not depleting their bones. A “Hologic Shop”Not only did the Milgard Center choose Hologic for its bone densitometer, but it also made the decision early on to go digital all the way — starting with mammography equipment from Hologic. According to Marcy Parson, Founding Center Program Director, who now works for the American College of Radiology and previously served on the Hologic Board of Advisors: “Our radiologists had the opportunity to evaluate a variety of digital systems and selected Hologic for its superior image quality and the efficiencies it allows us to build into our workflows.” All six mammography rooms at the Milgard Center utilize Hologic Selenia digital mammography systems and Selenia TechMate Workstations — and each of its five satellite clinics also have a Selenia system, with the mammograms read by Dr. Peixotto and his team. In addition, the Center purchased two Hologic ATEC automated tissue excision and collection systems for stereotactic and MR-guided biopsies, and a Hologic ultrasound system.“We’re a Hologic shop,” notes Dr. Peixotto. “We chose Hologic because they focus only on women’s healthcare, and we wanted the best of the best for our new center. We started with digital mammography and biopsy equipment, then added bone density testing.”And notes Pam: “Our patients are so thankful that they can have everything done here at the Center — and we appreciate that we can get most of our equipment from Hologic. Their equipment is fast and easy to run. There aren’t a lot of extra steps. And everything is digital, so you don’t have to wait for films. Very seldom do we ever get behind and part of the reason is the reliability of the Hologic equipment and how easy it is to use.”There’s another big benefit to being a “Hologic shop,” as Dr. Peixotto notes. “In the past, we had a hard time getting hold of anyone and getting equipment fixed. But Hologic is a great business partner. They are very responsive. If we make a phone call, they are right here — repairing equipment, keeping everything well maintained and helping us with education. One of our radiologists is even on Hologic’s advisory committee, which provides direction for future upgrades.” Case study supplied by Hologic Inc.The views and opinions expressed herein are those of Dr. John Peixotto and his colleagues at of the Carol Milgard Breast Center and are not necessarily those of Hologic, Inc.Hologic, ATEC, Discovery, Physicians Report Writer, TechMate and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hologic, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. FRAX is a trademark of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, located at the University of Sheffield Medical School, UKThis information is intended for medical professionals in the U.S. and other markets and is not intended as a product solicitation or promotion where such activities are promoted. Because Hologic materials are distributed through websites, eBroadcasts and tradeshows, it is not always possible to control where such materials appear. For specific information on what products are available for sale in a particular country, please contact your local Hologic representative or write to womenshealth@hologic.com (link sends e-mail). 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Costa Ricas unemployment rate could be over 18 percent says university

first_imgNo related posts. Facebook Comments The unemployment rate in Costa Rica could be twice as high as previously thought, reaching over 18 percent.The National University (UNA) released an “amplified” unemployment rate of 18.4 percent, compared to the 9.6 percent previously reported by the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC). The amplified rate attempts to capture unemployed Costa Ricans and those who want to find work but have stopped searching.The troubling realization was one of several economists presented Thursday morning from a study on employment trends in Costa Rica during the last three years. Economists Henry Mora and Roxanna Morales noted that while the unemployment rate appeared to be falling since 2012, there has not been a proportional increase in the number of people employed. The economists observed that people who stop looking for work are no longer counted in unemployment statistics and therefore underrepresented.   Mora said that the ideal unemployment rate for Costa Rica would be closer to 5 percent.Despite reporting one of the strongest growing gross domestic products in Latin America during the last decade, according to Americas Quarterly, Costa Rica’s growth has not made sufficient progress combating unemployment.Mora opined that growth would have to be greater than 6 percent to start chipping away at the staggering unemployment rate.Costa Rica’s GDP grew 5 percent in 2012, according to United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean. ECLAC estimates that Costa Rica’s GDP will grow 3 percent in 2013. The rising number of unemployed has also lead to an expanding “independent,” or informal sector of the economy, based mostly on services like domestic work or “pirate” taxis, for example. Many who do find work are underemployed and face diminished working conditions and labor rights, according to the study.Lack of access to health insurance is one of the primary drawbacks to underemployment and the informal sector. The economists said that only half of those employed in the “independent” sector and 74 percent employed in the formal sector got insurance through their employer.Lack of workMora observed a doubled-edged situation where many young Costa Ricans lack the education to move into and up the formal sector, while those with an education fight for fewer and fewer jobs.Mora noted that there are fewer jobs for those with education in part because of the shrinking public employment sector, which once offered lots of jobs for engineers and other university graduates.“It’s not just a question of educating people more, you have to transform the system so that when these people graduate they can find work that meets their skills, because if not, we’re going to end up with engineers driving taxis,” Mora told The Tico Times.Gender gapUnder- and unemployment also show a growing gender gap in employment and wages in Costa Rica. Women are almost twice as likely as men to be underemployed and have an unemployment rate of 25.4 percent compared to 13.5 percent for men, according to the study’s expanded definition of unemployment.“If they don’t have someone or an institution that takes care of their children during the day, what can they do?” Mora pondered. “They have to find part-time work cleaning a house, folding clothes, or in a small business.”Women with jobs also make significantly less than their male co-workers. The study reports that women’s wages are 17 percent less than men’s. “The difficult and discriminatory conditions that women face in the workplace, especially if they’re working part-time and have little training or education, means the indicators are more extreme for them,” Mora said.Recommendations Mora and Morales recommended the government develop a national employment policy that tackles the ballooning number of workers in the informal sector.Taking a step back, the economists recommended developing a policy in the midterm that reduces informality in the economy overall.For those already participating in the informal sector, Mora and Morales suggested the government work to develop social alternatives that harness the entrepreneurial potential of these workers through cooperatives or other solidarity-minded programs. Finally, the UNA study said that the country should find ways to keep the ageing and retired population active in the economy to reduce the pressure on the Costa Rican Social Security System and other public services.These findings echo recommendations earlier this summer from ECLAC suggesting that Costa Rica and others in the region focus on increasing the number of salaried, full-time positions. Women struggle to find work in Costa Rica | Infographicslast_img read more

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Costa Rica takes New York Gala evening supports new expat mentoring program

first_imgOn the streets of midtown Manhattan, another cloudy, muggy mid-week work day was wrapping up.  Inside one event space, however, a very colorful Tico scene was just getting started. “De Verde a Gris” (“From Green to Gray”), the first-ever fundraising gala organized by the Costa Rican Networking Group (CNRG), took place at the Art Director’s Club in midtown Manhattan on May 28. The gala was not an isolated event, but rather one component of a relatively new, multi-city effort to connect expatriate Costa Ricans, empowering them to support each other and the country they left behind.Founded in 2013 by Carol Guzowski, 26, a Costa Rican who has been living in the United States off and on since her teens, the Networking Group’s core mission is to unite Costa Rican professionals in the United States in order to strengthen ties among the relatively small but growing population. The group has amassed 215 members thus far, and has now launched a mentoring component so that members can share their expertise with younger Costa Ricans.According to Guzowski, who runs the group pro bono and has sponsored the group through the company she created, Coral Communications and Design, the group’s mission is “to become a platform for education and training.” The program has two formats: CRNGMentoring, an in-person mentoring program through which New York City-based professionals can share their skills with mentees for living in the greater New York area, Long Island and New Jersey; and CRNG-Guia, a virtual program through which Costa Ricans moving to the United States or recently arrived can seek mentorship from an established compatriot.The group is also planning a gradual expansion to other cities around the country.“Initially, my idea was to empower our members to make a difference by helping people who have something in common with them,” Guzowski told The Tico Times. “Mentoring is a great way to give back and to see results first hand.”The recent event was designed to raise funds for this effort. Guzowski strode about the gallery space, checking on every detail.“This is our first gala,” she declared with a smile. “I want to make sure everything is in place.”She need not have worried, since the myriad components of the gala went off without a hitch, blending various aspects of Costa Rican culture. The walls of the gallery space had been hung a rich array of photographs, paintings and drawings donated by leading Costa Rican artists for a silent auction, with starting prices for the art ranged from under $1,000 to over $5,000. Seven live performances by Costa Rican musicians ranged from classical to experimental: Andrés Soto Marin, a pianist and composer, played one of his own pieces; brothers Adrián and Sergio Sandi, a clarinetist and pianist respectively, each performed a solo before playing a duet together on stage for the first time;  and the Bleecker String Quartet played two pieces by Latin Grammy Award Winner Carlos Castro, whose new CD was also on sale. The Bleecker String Quartet. Courtesy of Nefertiti Ingalls/CRNGLast up were Edmundo Ramírez on the viola and Ana Echandi, soprano, who performed the world premiere of an experimental piece that combined voice, instrumentals and video-art to deconstruct a poem by Silvia Castro Méndez.Everywhere you looked, from the photographers to the kitchen, were Costa Ricans eager to share their skills through the mentoring program.In one corner, a small but vivid sign for an “Awesome Photo Booth” encouraged guests to duck into a semi-separate space where Ignacio “Nacho” Guevara, a Costa Rican photographer based in New York City, was taking photos of gala attendees. (Guests could don or hold up various props that Guevara had provided; this reporter selected a sign that read “I love Costa Rican art,” but only after searching in vain for another sought-after sign that declared, “I wish I was Costa Rican.”)Recommended: Please Send Coffee!, our monthly column by a Costa Rican writer in the United StatesAs he worked, Guevara described his passion for helping Costa Rican artists. When he lived in Chicago, working at a museum of Mexican art, he mentored adolescents there. However, once he moved to New York, he realized that no such organization existed for Costa Ricans.In the CRNG, Guevara found a way to give back to the Costa Rican community. In April, for example, Guevara offered a Photography 101 workshop through the CRNG. He told The Tico Times he hopes to continue this work and serve as a true role model to aspiring Costa Rican photographers, training his mentees in day-to-day aspects of the profession including marketing, financial matters, negotiations with dealers, and even how to keep one’s motivation up when inspiration fades.Nefertiti Ingalls, another Costa Rican photographer who had donated four pieces to the auction and serves as a CRNG mentor, had her hands full chasing after her four-year-old daughter, who was decked out in traditional clothes of red, white and blue.“My daughter loves Costa Rica, everything about it,” Ingalls noted, as the little girl dashed nimbly about between small groups of men in suits and women in cocktail dresses. For Ingalls, like Guevara, participating in the mentoring program represents a chance to help younger Costa Ricans find their footing.Fueling all this activity were platters of Tico hors d’oeuvres that seemed to vanish as soon as they were set down, only to be replenished again. Trays of bocadillos de atún and picadillo de papa con carne were followed by a similarly diverse array of sweet snacks. Tracing the source of these delicacies to the kitchen uncovered the warm and gracious Patricia Cartín, a CRNG board member who donated her services as evening’s caterer and is also passionate about the mentoring initiative. A taste of home. Courtesy of Nefertiti Ingalls/CRNGCartín noted that she understands the importance of mentoring because she herself made a major career switch upon moving to the States: Following a successful career as a fundraiser in Costa Rica, Cartín decided to pursue her passion and retrained as a chef. Now she offers private cooking classes in New York, and will offer cookie decorating workshops for the CRNG in the next month.“Carol has created an amazing group,” she said, adding that it is essential for the pan-Latin community to unite as well. “We Latinos, we may have different accents, but underneath we are all one.”The gala’s title, “De Verde a Gris,” reflects the idea that Costa Ricans who move to New York must leave the green of their homeland for the gray of their new surroundings. For one evening at least, the music, food and art of Costa Rica lit up a small corner of a big city. Going forward, the funds raised by the gala will help ensure that young Costa Ricans in New York will find the guidance and support of mentors who can help them navigate their own path through this great, gray jungle.For more on the Costa Rican Networking Group, visit their website. To participate in the mentoring program, sign up here. 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Carnival Cruise Lines CEO to retire

first_imgPresident and chief executive officer Carnival Cruise Lines Gerry Cahill, announced he is retiring after 20 years of service.Effective 30 November, Mr Cahill, 63, has been chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation’s largest cruise brand since 2007, growing the cruise line to 24 ships during his tenure.“Gerry has been instrumental in taking Carnival Cruise Lines to new heights as one of the preeminent brands in the cruise industry,” President and chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc Arnold Donald, said.“He and his team have delivered new innovations to cruising while growing the business year after year.”During his term as CEO, Mr Cahill and his team launched four new ships and introduced a new class of ships, the Dream class.No replacement for Cahill is being named at present.Cahill has agreed to stay on in an advisory capacity for an unspecified time to provide advice and counsel to the leadership team through the transition period.Source = ETB Travel News: Megan Tranlast_img read more

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Federal Reserve Confirms Rate Hikes Whats Next

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Federal Reserve Confirms Rate Hikes, What’s Next? Fed rate 2017-03-15 Staff Writer The Federal Reserve announced a rate hike at a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and press conference, which experts had expected for some time now. The Fed had voted to raise the benchmark fed-funds rate by a quarter percentage point, to a range of 0.75% to 1%. Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen had previously hinted at a rate hike.Not all of those on the Fed’s rate-setting committee voted to raise the rates. Wall Street Journal reports that Minneapolis Reserve President Neel Kashkari voted against the action, saying he preferred to hold rate steady for now.Experts had weighed in on the effects this hike may have on mortgages, particularly adjustable-rate mortgages.“On the adjustable rate mortgages, the nuance here is that people facing a reset on their adjustable rate loans are the most susceptible to these rate hikes, and the cumulative effects of these rate hikes,” said BankRate VP and CFA Greg McBride.The Fed had already signaled three rate hikes this year, though McBride stated, “I only had them raising rates twice this year, which would put the fed funds rate at between one and one and a quarter percent.”According to Fannie Mae, the rate increases are not expected to impact housing in any major way. “Today’s FOMC decision to increase the target rate and the updated Fed officials’ economic projections that continued to show a median of three hikes this year are in line with our expectations in the March forecast released earlier today,” said Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. “We believe the Fed could stay on course to achieve its dual mandate with a gradual monetary normalization, which would allow housing to continue to expand. Given continued solid job growth and recent income gains, we believe this pace of rate increase will not derail the ongoing housing recovery.””As anticipated, the FOMC went forward with the first rate hike of 2017,” said National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions Chief Economist Curt Long. “Given that inflation is rising and approaching the Fed’s 2 percent target, Fed officials had little choice but to raise rates.The rising mortgage rate isn’t expected to affect housing demand in spring, according to First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming.“Reports have suggested, or surely will, that this rise in mortgage rates will be the demise of the housing market. That’s just not so,” sid Fleming. “Yes, many existing homeowners will have a financial disincentive to sell because they would lose their lower than prevailing mortgage rates in doing so, the so-called rate lock-in effect. I have suggested that this is one of the reasons we see low inventories in most markets today, but it’s not as simple as that. We don’t act rationally. Even economists who, of all people, should know better.”The FOMC had previously raised the federal funds target rate to a range of 0.5 to 0.75 percent last December.center_img March 15, 2017 656 Views Sharelast_img read more

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Los Angeles CA – SBEs SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills

first_imgLos Angeles, CA – SBE’s SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, A Luxury Collection Hotel, opening Fall 2008, will also debut its own unique spa concept, Ciel at SLS. The 5,000-square-foot, full-service spa will provide the perfect complement to the SLS hotel experience, which will offer a new paradigm in luxury hospitality. SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills will be part of The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, a glittering ensemble of more than 69 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 26 countries in spectacular destinations around the world.A sophisticated and serene environment created by world renowned designer Philippe Starck, Ciel at SLS spa will be a sanctuary for hotel guests and Angelenos alike.“The concept of Ciel at SLS spa was a natural and organic evolution of the SLS Hotels brand,” said Arash Azarbarzin, President, Hotels at SBE. “We wanted to create a destination that would transcend the traditional boundaries of what a spa should be. To us, a spa can be a social gathering place for friends, an exclusive private club and a lounge experience full of surprises. A spa can and should be all of these things, while still maintaining that sense of luxury, serenity and pampering. That is why we created Ciel.”Designed with an unerring eye for luxury, comfort and state-of-the-art technology, Ciel at SLS emphasizes highly intuitive and personalized service in a soothing yet playful setting. All aspects of the Ciel experience will be fluid by design and philosophy to match each guest’s wishes and personal preferences.Evocative of a celestial dreamscape, guests will feel relaxed and at ease among the warm white tones and billowing curtains, while delightful discoveries surprise throughout the space. Refreshing and healthy savories will be offered in the lounge, created by acclaimed chef José Andrés exclusively for Ciel at SLS. Ranging from organic snacks and delicate fruits to decadent champagne and handmade truffles, spa fare at Ciel at SLS will be far from commonplace.The Ciel at SLS spa rooms will be unique environments equipped with music, lighting and technology options that allow spa therapists to set the mood for each treatment and guest preference. The spa rooms will be intimate havens equipped with luxuries like an experience shower, custom massage beds with sound systems and armchairs for foot bath rituals. The co-ed lounge will serve as an ideal place to relax and socialize both pre- and post-spa experience.Among the various spa rooms, two luxurious couples’ suites will top the list, with one featuring side-by-side massage tables and Philippe Starck-designed soaking tubs. The other decadent couples suite has been specially designed for body treatments, with side-by-side treatment tables and an experience shower for two. Additional amenities that Ciel at SLS spa will offer include a hair and nail salon, sunless tanning services, a private women’s serenity alcove and locker rooms with steam and experience showers. Full massage and treatment services will be available in SLS guestrooms as well as in private cabanas at the pool deck.Offering a full menu of traditional, innovative and signature services, Ciel at SLS provides a highly personalized guest experience complete with individual spa valets and concierges, professional skincare consultants and a superlative team of spa therapists. The dynamic menu of spa services is filled with ritual and individual choice, including a selection of custom aromatherapy blends, results-oriented facials, rejuvenating body treatments and massage therapies that lead guests through a process of rediscovery and renewal.Ciel at SLS signature treatments include a synchronized, intimate massage for two and a personalized music massage using Acoustic Sound Resonance Therapy, allowing a symphony of scents and sounds to resonate throughout the entire body. Each spa room will be equipped with iPod docking stations, allowing guest s to personalize the soundtrack of their massage experience.The boutique product lines for Ciel at SLS rate among the latest and most buzz worthy cult favorites on the market. All massage, aromatherapy and body treatment products will be inspired by Aromapothecary, who are known for their natural ingredients and blends. Skincare consultants will use Ling products and utilize Ageless Aesthetics technology, providing state-of-the-art facial treatments, including a miracle-worthy “double collagen facial.” Another Ciel at SLS signature is the “spun-glass facial,” using Freeze 24/7, a unique product recognized as a preferred alternative to Botox. All products used at Ciel at SLS will be available for purchase at the entry area gallery, featuring intriguing specialties in skincare, bath accessories and unique gifts.To consult with a spa concierge or for more information on Ciel at SLS, call (310) 247-0400 or visit www.luxurycollection.com or www.slshotels.com. For more information on SBE, please visit www.sbe.com.ABOUT SLS HOTEL AT BEVERLY HILLSLocated at the crossroads of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, A Luxury Collection Hotel, is the first property to debut in the new luxury SLS Hotels brand from SBE. Challenging every traditional convention of luxury hospitality, SLS Hotels is built upon the fundamental principles of discovery, humanity, elegance and authenticity. The 297-room SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills opens its doors in November 2008 as part of The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts® brand, managed by Starwood® Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., with design by Philippe Starck, a culinary program crafted by Spanish chef José Andrés, and custom-curated retail by Moss. The seven-story hotel features 60 luxuriously appointed suites, including seven lifestyle suites with Technogym Kinesis Personal equipment and 32 allergen-resistant Pure™ rooms. Innovative and eclectic dining reaches new heights at The Bazaar by José Andrés, a collection of magical dining and lounge experiences woven into a modern-day indoor piazza. Groups and social events thrive in more than 30,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space and 12,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space. SLS guests will enjoy access to exclusive Technogym equipment in the fitness center and a fitness program from celebrated trainer Harley Pasternak. SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills will also feature a unique new spa concept, Ciel at SLS™, which fuses the luxury of a state-of-the-art spa with the energy and exclusivity of a private club. For more information, please visit www.slshotels.com.ABOUT SBEFounded in 2002, the Los Angeles-based SBE brings exquisite balance to the worlds of hospitality, real estate development and independent film production. As a privately held company founded and helmed by CEO Sam Nazarian, SBE acquires, develops and manages exceptional projects through its divisions – Hotels, Restaurant and Nightlife, Real Estate, Bolthouse Productions and Element Films. With a mission to redefine standards of excellence and innovation, SBE has harnessed the creativity and innovation of the best minds in the business, including design visionary Philippe Starck, with whom the company has an exclusive agreement for the creation of hotels, restaurants and lounges in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean and Mexico. SBE’s Restaurant and Nightlife division constantly stays ahead of the curve, creating and expanding trend-setting restaurant and nightlife concepts, which currently include Katsuya, Foxtail, The Abbey, Hyde Lounge, S Bar and Area. As the cornerstone of its synergistic approach, SBE has also completely rethought and re-imagined the luxury hotel experience. SBE will debut its first luxury hotel brand, SLS Hotels, with the Fall 2008 opening of SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, A Luxury Collection Hotel featuring a Starck design and an innovative culinary program by chef José Andrés. Also in the SBE Hotel collection are Miami’s Ritz Plaza hotel, to debut in late 2009, and Las Vegas’ Sahara Hotel & Casino, which will undergo a complete redevelopment for completion in early 2011.ABOUT THE LUXURY COLLECTION HOTELS & RESORTSThe Luxury Collection® is a selection of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent décor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience.Today, The Luxury Collection is a glittering ensemble of more than 69 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 26 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world. The Luxury Collection includes award-winning hotels that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class in some of the most desired destinations in the world. Most recently, Mystique, a Luxury Collection Resort, was honored with the 2008 Travel + Leisure Design Award for Best Small Resort in the world. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest.For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.comlast_img read more

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The 18 states where

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ET The outbreak has killed more than 4500 in West Africa is remains unchecked in Liberia Sierra Leone and Guinea so Nigeria is by no means immune to another outbreak “It’s possible to control Ebola It’s possible to defeat Ebola We’ve seen it here in Nigeria” Nigerian Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu told TIME “If any cases emerge in the future it will be consideredby international standardsa separate outbreak If that happens Nigeria will be ready and able to confront it exactly as we have done with this outbreak” For the WHO to declare Nigeria as Ebola-free the country had to make it 42 days with no new cases (double the incubation period) verify that it actively sought out all possible contacts and show negative test results for any suspected cases Nigeria had 20 cases of Ebola after a Liberian-American man named Patrick Sawyer flew into Lagos and collapsed at the airport Health care workers treating Sawyer were infected and as it spread it ultimately killed eight people a low number next to the thousands of cases and deaths in other countries Nigerias health system is considered more robust but there was significant concern from experts that a case would pop up in one of the country’s dense-populated slums and catch fire So what did Nigeria do right Chukwu and Dr Faisal Shuaib of the country’s Ebola Emergency Operation Center broke it down for TIME Preparing early Nigeria knew it was possible a case of Ebola would make it into the country so officials got to work early by training health care workers on how to manage the disease and disseminating information so the country knew what to expect Declaring an emergencyright away When Nigeria had its first confirmed case of Ebola the government declared a national public health emergency immediately This allowed the Ministry of Health to form its Ebola Emergency Operations Center (EOC) The EOC is an assembly of public health experts within Nigeria as well as the WHO Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and groups like Doctors Without Borders "[We] used a war-room approach to coordinate the outbreak response" Shuaib said "So you have a situation whereby government and staff of international development agencies are co-located in a designated facility where they are able to agree on strategies develop one plan and implement this plan together" The EOC was in charge of contact tracing (the process of identifying and monitoring people who may have had direct or indirect contact with Ebola patients) implementing strict procedures for handling and treating patients screening all individuals arriving or departing the country by land air and sea and communicating with the community Some workers went door-to-door to offer Ebola-related education and others involved religious and professional leaders Social media was a central part of the education response Training local doctors Nigerian doctors were trained by Doctors Without Borders and WHO and treated patients in shifts with their oversight Managing fear "Expectedly people were scared of contracting the disease" Shuaib said "In the beginning there was also some misinformation about available cures so fear and inaccurate rumors had to be actively managed" Nigeria used social media to to ramp up awareness efforts and publicized patients who were successfully treated and discharged "People began to realize that contracting Ebola was not necessarily a death sentence" Shuai said "Emphasizing that reporting early to the hospital boosts survival gave comfort that [a person] has some level of control over the disease prognosis" Keeping borders open Nigeria has not closed its borders to travelers from Guinea Sierra Leone and Liberia saying the move would be counterproductive "Closing borders tends to reinforce panic and the notion of helplessness" Shuaib said "When you close the legal points of entry then you potentially drive people to use illegal passages thus compounding the problem" Shuaib said that if public health strategies are implemented outbreaks can be controlled and that closing borders would only stifle commercial activities in the countries whose economies are already struggling due to Ebola Remaining prepared for more patients Even though this outbreak was contained Nigeria is not slowing down its training and preparations for the possibility of more cases "Outbreak response preparedness is a continuous process that requires constant review of the level of the response mechanisms in place to ensure that the health system is ready to jump into action at all levels" Shuaib said "There is no alternative to preparedness" Advocating for more international response "The global community needs to consistently come together act as one in any public health emergency whether it is Ebola or a natural disaster" Shuaib said "While a lot has been done it still falls short of what is necessary to get ahead of the curve We must act now not tomorrow not next week" Read next: Dozens Who Had Contact With the First US 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