Rabat – Responding to the Algerian prime minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, who implied Morocco wrongly takes credit for couscous, Moroccan Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi stated, “Everyone knows the origins of couscous.” At the press conference following the weekly government council on Thursday, El Khalfi stated “no one can deny” the origins of the dish, implying that couscous is Moroccan through and through. Last week, during couscous-tasting tour at Algiers’ Pasta Production Fair, the Algerian prime minister said: “A neighboring country has taken credit for couscous.” Ouyahia continued: “We have to prove them wrong. We are not saying that couscous is Algerian but Maghrebi. We have to promote Algerian couscous though.”Read Also: Maghreb Seeks to List Couscous as World Cultural Heritage in 2019Couscous is integral to the cultural heritage of multiple Maghreb countries, especially Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. The couscous war, however, is not limited to Maghreb countries. Last February, things escalated when Palestinians and Israelis debated the origins of a couscous salad.It started when a Virgin Atlantic flight offered “Palestinian couscous salad” on their menu, displeasing one Israeli customer, who went as far as calling for a boycott against the airline.The airline described the dish called “maftoul” as: “Palestinian couscous salad inspired by the flavors of Palestine.”Ranting online, the Israeli passenger wrote: “I thought this was an Israeli salad…obviously [Virgin Group founder Richard] Branson showing his true colors…Israelis must boycott Virgin and Israel must ask for an explanation. When I complained the stewardess tried to take back the menu from me.”After the airline changed the name of the dish, omitting the word “Palestinian,” supporters of the Palestinian cause took to Twitter to express their displeasure.Couscous is a North African dish typically made with grains of crushed durum wheat, vegetables, and meat. On Tuesday, Algeria announced that on behalf of the Maghreb countries, it will submit a proposal to list couscous in UNESCO’s World Intangible Heritage List next March.
By Katya SchwenkRabat – The 25th annual EMI-Enterprises Forum will take place April 3 and 4 at the Mohammadia School of Engineering (EMI) in Rabat. For a quarter century, the forum has drawn reputed companies to Rabat to recruit Moroccan students and recent graduates seeking employment. It is the flagship event of EMI, a leading technical university and Morocco’s first engineering school. King Mohammed VI has sponsored the event since 1999. In 2018, the event recorded a stunning attendance of 90 enterprises and over 10,000 visitors. The forum puts on roundtables, conferences, and workshops in addition to recruitment events, bringing in CEOs and industry experts to coach students on their job hunts and discuss the event’s broader theme. This year, the theme is “Economic intelligence: a strategic asset for enhancing innovation,” EMI announced in a press release, saying that the topic was at the heart of today’s corporate climate.For Moroccan students, the event offers a chance to connect with potential employers. Morocco’s enduring unemployment problem has frustrated college graduates for years, who often find that a diploma gives them little edge in the job market. Government employment data released February revealed that diploma holders suffered unemployment rates nearly five times higher than those of non-diploma holders (17.115.4 percent compared to 3.5 percent). These numbers have contributed to the exodus of educated professionals from Morocco in search of employment in recent years.Morocco’s Minister of Education Said Amzazi said in January that more than 600 engineers leave the country each year for work. For Moroccan companies, EMI’s forum may prove one way to combat the brain drain.
25 April 2007After reaching agreement with the Sudanese Government, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will upgrade its presence in the western part of the war-torn Darfur region where about 700,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are living. After reaching agreement with the Sudanese Government, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will upgrade its presence in the western part of the war-torn Darfur region where about 700,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are living.UNHCR António Guterres, currently touring Darfur, said yesterday that the UN and Khartoum had reached a deal and called on local authorities to play their part by boosting security in West Darfur state for the large IDP population and for humanitarian workers.“We are counting on your commitment to improve the security situation in the IDP camps and their surroundings,” he said during a meeting with local authorities in El Geneina, the state capital. UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) do not have access to much of Darfur’s IDPs because of the poor security, which leaves them vulnerable to ambushes and other attacks from militias, bandits and other groups.After his meeting with local authorities, Mr. Guterres toured the nearby Krinding camp, which is home to some 31,000 IDPs, and spoke with some of its residents, including a delegation of 20 camp leaders.“Our main concern is security,” said one of the leaders. “We cannot move. People get shot. Many women have been raped… The security situation is terrible and there is no one to complain to.”Another leader pleaded for more help from UNHCR. “There is regular shooting in the camp. We don’t know who’s doing it and we can’t sleep because we’re afraid we will be killed.”More than 200,000 people have been killed in Darfur since 2003 through fighting between Government forces, allied Janjaweed militias and rebel groups, and the number of displaced has swollen to over 2 million.Mr. Guterres also visited a children’s centre in West Darfur yesterday and spoke with a group of displaced women who voiced concerns over security and the level of school fees.Today he is scheduled to meet with some of the 25,000 refugees from neighbouring Chad who have sought shelter in West Darfur, before heading across Sudan on Thursday to Kassala state, where he will visit long-established camps for displaced Eritreans and Ethiopians.UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Josette Sheeran is also in Sudan, arriving today for talks with Government officials and UN staff in Khartoum before travelling to Darfur and then the south of the country.Sudan is home to the agency’s biggest operation in the world, with an estimated 5.5 million people expected to be fed this year in part by WFP.In the south, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) reported that more than 26,000 IDPs have been assisted in returning to their homes under a joint programme administered by the UN, the Sudanese Government of National Unity and the Government of Southern Sudan.This programme follows the signing of a comprehensive peace agreement in early 2005 ending the long-running north-south civil war in Sudan, which had forced millions of southern Sudanese to flee their homes.
23 November 2011The United Nations human rights chief today deplored the role of Egypt’s military and security forces in attempting to suppress recent protests demanding a return to civilian rule, particularly the reported killing of some 30 protesters, and called for an independent probe into the abuses. High Commissioner Navi Pillay called on Egyptian authorities to end the “clearly excessive” use of force against protesters, including the apparent improper use of tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition, according to a news release issued by her office (OHCHR).“Some of the images coming out of Tahrir [square], including the brutal beating of already subdued protesters, are deeply shocking, as are the reports of unarmed protestors being shot in the head,” she stressed.“There should be a prompt, impartial and independent investigation, and accountability for those found responsible for the abuses that have taken place should be ensured.” On Monday Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and several independent UN human rights experts voiced their alarm at the violent crackdown on protesters, and urged Egypt’s interim authorities to guarantee the protection of key liberties ahead of next week’s parliamentary elections.UN officials have also called on all Egyptians to preserve the spirit of the historic changes that took place earlier this year, when popular protests aimed at greater freedoms toppled the long-standing regime of Hosni Mubarak.Ms. Pillay noted that “the actions of the military and security forces, instead of improving security and helping Egypt’s difficult transition to democracy, have once again simply served to inflame the situation, resulting in huge numbers of people taking to the streets to demand their rights.“The more they see fellow protesters being carted away in ambulances, the more determined and energized they become,” she stated.The authorities have an obligation to ensure a peaceful and safe environment for next week’s polls, she said, adding that the people of Egypt deserve to exercise their right to vote in the country’s first elections since Mr. Mubarak’s departure in a violence-free environment.She also renewed her call for the lifting of the state of emergency, the implementation of an effective monitoring system during the elections, the full eradication of torture and ill-treatment, the adoption of a comprehensive approach to transitional justice and a comprehensive reform of the security sectors, all of which were identified as key future steps by the fact-finding mission she dispatched to Egypt in April.
“The plea would be facilitated if the suspects are willing to commit to the six month rehabilitation programme carried out by the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation,” a spokesperson said.The Ministry of Resettlement and Rehabilitation says the 23 suspects who will be offered rehabilitation had been arrested for minor offences. (Colombo Gazette) The Government has decided to offer rehabilitation to some suspects arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).The Ministry of Resettlement and Rehabilitation said that the rehabilitation offer is being made to 23 of 96 suspects arrested over alleged links to the LTTE. The Minister of Rehabilitation D.M. Swaminathan has spoken to the Attorney General to amend the indictments of 23 of the suspects. The 23 pending cases and trials under the PTA that are before the High Court will be considered by the Attorney General’s Department, to facilitate a plea.
TORONTO — A set of proposed taxes on foreign technology companies that do business in Canada would have little to no immediate effect on subscribers to foreign digital services like Netflix, experts say.Tax analysts explain that the Liberals seem to be contemplating two different kinds of new taxation aimed at large multinational technology companies, but the party’s platform only provides a timetable for one of them.That’s a new kind of three per cent tax on certain corporate revenue generated in Canada — what the Liberals describe as “the sale of advertising and user data” — starting next spring.C.D. Howe policy analyst Rosalie Wyonch says Netflix doesn’t sell advertising and may not be subject to the three per cent tax on revenue that the Liberals say they’d levy on large foreign companies starting in April 2020.KPMG tax partner Walter Sisti has a similar view and says the Liberals haven’t announced plans to follow the lead of Quebec, Saskatchewan and some foreign jurisdictions by imposing a federal sales tax on digital services.Both tax experts noted that the Liberals say they’ll “work to achieve” the goal of levelling the playing field for Canadian digital service providers, which are already required to collect sales tax for the federal government and some provinces.The Canadian Press
A Bosch radio valued at approximately $200 was stolen from a construction site on Lynndale Road in Simcoe. The incident took place in the early hours of Jan. 23. OPP are reviewing security surveillance footage after the suspect was captured committing the theft. Anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.Theft from Superstore A 44-year-old is facing charges following an incident Jan. 22 at approximately 4:50 p.m. The Norfolk County male attended the store and removed a quantity of merchandise. He then entered a silver vehicle and left the area in an unknown direction. Officers investigating the incident located the vehicle stopped it and took the male into custody without incident. The man was charged with theft under $5,000.Man flees from store On Jan. 17, a 36-year-old Norfolk man attended a store on Queensway East around 7:30 a.m. and removed a quantity of merchandise. He then left the store and fled on foot. Officers reviewed the security surveillance footage and identified the male involved. The man was hit with theft under $5,000 and failure to comply with a probation order.Lock your vehicle Norfolk OPP are reminding drivers to lock their vehicles following a theft on Hillside Avenue in Delhi. In the early morning hours on Jan. 22 suspects gained entry into an unlocked vehicle. Once inside, they removed the ownership and insurance documents along with a battery booster pack.
B.C. government, Pacific NorthWest LNG reject reports of Petronas project delay by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 7, 2015 5:13 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 9:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VICTORIA – British Columbia’s natural gas development minister says the federal election and environmental approval are the only wild cards holding up a proposed $36-billion liquefied natural gas plant in the province.Rich Coleman says a false media report from Malaysia claims that slumping oil and gas prices have the country’s state-owned energy giant Petronas considering delaying its LNG project near Prince Rupert for up to nine years.He says meetings in Vancouver last week between the joint-venture project’s five financial backers, including Petronas, confirmed they are waiting for federal environmental approval after the election on Monday.Coleman says the environmental approval decision will come shortly afterwards, followed by a 30-day public comment period and a federal cabinet approval decision.The B.C. government approved a project development deal last summer, when Petronas-backed Pacific NorthWest LNG officials said federal environmental approval would be the last hurdle.The company recently said the B.C. project is going full steam ahead.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version mentioned Prince George instead of Prince Rupert.
The risks associated with preventing and resolving such conflicts are “only going to grow” with the increasing impacts of climate change, warned Mr. Guterres, briefing the Security Council.Citing the example of Africa – where 75 per cent of civil wars since 1990 have been partially funded by resources such as diamonds and valuable minerals – the UN chief highlighted the need for greater cooperation between civil society, governments and international organizations in regulating and controlling such assets.With the increasing impacts of climate change evident in all regions, the risks are only going to grow – UN chief Guterres“Through certified extraction, production and fair-trade practices, and with a focus on aiding local communities, lawlessness can be countered, and tangible benefits brought to conflict-affected populations,” he said, noting the positive impact of what is known as the Kimberley process certification scheme, on curbing trade in conflict diamonds.Resources also ‘catalysts’ for cooperationIn his briefing, the UN chief also emphasized that the wealth generated by shared natural resources, provides an incentive for cooperation and dialogue, such as in the Senegal River and Lake Chad basins in Africa; Lake Titicaca, in South America; or trans-boundary water management in Central Asia.“And, from my own experience, the Albufeira Convention, agreed during my time as Prime Minister of Portugal, continues to promote good relations and cooperation on water management between Portugal and Spain,” he added.Mr. Guterres also informed the 15-member Security Council of the Organization’s efforts to mitigate the fallout from competition, highlighting the UN’s work to address climate-related security risks, use of mediation over natural resources as a tool for conflict prevention, and partnerships at all levels.“We are [also] seeking to strengthen the capacity of women’s networks and organizations to effectively engage in mediation processes around natural resources and the environment, including in the context of climate change,” he continued, noting support schemes for Afro-Colombian women in Colombia on natural resource use, ownership, governance and benefit-sharing.In addition, a new UN system-wide guidance note to streamline the best approach to resolve conflicts over land use, has been recently finalized, said the Secretary-General.The guidance note follows a study on land and conflict, published by the UN Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat.
Here’s the sort of tale that only happens once in a blue moon. It’s a story of electrical connection and amazing artistry with fabric and fingertips.Twenty-plus years ago, the former Rosanne Rockwell was working as an electrician crew leader when she met a fellow electrician, John Hatfield. Hatfield immediately felt a spark with Rockwell, he said, and figured he’d better move fast. He is 17 years older than she, and assumed Rockwell would get snapped up by someone else if he didn’t.Fortunately, she felt electricity, too. The couple married 34 days after they met.Newlywed Rosanne Hatfield had no special interest in quilting then, but her new husband’s mother died while working on a quilt for the couple. When Rosanne was forced to retire due to serious illness, she took over the project. She started studying quilting with Dianne Kane of Camas and dragging her husband, who grew up in a quilting family, to quilt shows.It turned out that John Hatfield had an electrician’s critical eye for imperfections, and thought he could do better. His new wife challenged him to try. “So the very first quilt he enters in a show, he wins a ribbon,” she said with loving irritation.The former power couple now embrace quilting as their shared pastime. They frequently work side by side on sewing machines in the little workshop in their home near Vancouver Mall. One of John Hatfield’s proudest possessions is his massive crafter’s cabinet that contains dozens of little drawers, shelves and boxes.
This week we’re hearing from Laurie Fernandes. Laurie moved to Anchorage with her husband and children last June from Houston, TX.Laurie Fernandes (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media)Download AudioFERNADES: When we told people we were moving up here, we got different reactions. There were some people who kind of chuckled like, “Well… you know, have a good life. We’ll see you. You’re way up there.” And then other people had been here and were so excited and said, “Oh. I loved when I got to visit Alaska.”People do a lot outside in Houston, but I think we just felt it was a great opportunity with work to come up and a great opportunity for the family to see a different side of life and explore and have so many different experiences.The summer when we came was so beautiful. Last summer. So we tried to get out and hike as much as we could and now, we’ve taken the kids ice skating on the lagoon and they’re in Junior Nordic and Little Nordic and we’re learning to ski. And we’re hoping to Alpine ski later in the season. We weren’t cross country skiing three nights a week in Houston.Only in Alaska would my trunk be packed full of sleds, skis, extra sleeping bags. Only in Alaska would we have a moose in our backyard a few times throughout the summer. And I think only in Alaska would I not care if my kids put on a jacket if it’s over 35 (degrees). In Houston when it was like below 50, we’d be in hats and mittens and coats, but here if it’s over 35 I say like, “Ok. Just make it quick. Don’t stay out too long.”Honestly if we could stay until our kids being through high school, I would love to. To me this is an ideal place to live: the mountains, the ocean, tons of stuff to do outside. People are really down to earth, I think, here and have a really realistic perspective on life which is really refreshing. There’s kinda no fluff. What you see is what you get, and I like that a lot. In Texas, you get a little more fluff. And that’s ok; that’s part of Texas culture.The Alaska experience is one of a kind. You get all of the access to so many things here meaning great restaurants and with Amazon you can access quite a bit of any sort of consumer goods. But it’s hard to think of any other place where you can get the beauty and the wildlife and there’s so much you can explore in a place like this.
A new report says salmon, including sockeye, shown here, could have habitat disrupted by new rainfall and snow patterns caused by climate change. (Photo by Katrina Mueller/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Female salmon build nests, or redds, when they spawn by turning onto their sides and flapping their tales to stir up sediment, which can expose the riverbed and lead to erosion nearby and downstream.Listen nowA study recently published in the journal Geomorphology found that over time salmon may play a significant role in sculpting landscape surrounding the rivers where they spawn.The team of researchers conducted the study by creating a computer model to simulate chinook, sockeye and pink salmon’s spawning activities.The model showed that land and mountains around rivers where salmon spawn could be nearly a third taller if salmon were not present.“We figured that there would be an effect, but, to be honest, I thought it would be rather small, maybe a few percent,” study co-author Brian Yanites said. Yanites is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University.For Yanites, the crux of the study is the way it demonstrates the inter-connectedness of scientific disciplines.“We often think of geologists working on the rock and the mountain ranges, and the biologists are over working on their fish,” Yanites said. “But really the biology and the earth interact over these long time scales. If one thing changes in the biologic system or geologic system, it can propagate through a bunch of different earth system.”The next step for scientists is to apply their computer model to the physical world.“What we’re thinking about now is, can we see the actual impacts in a real landscape and be able to attribute that (to salmon)?” Yanites said.The model is a theoretical one so far. It has not been applied to specific river systems in Alaska or elsewhere.But it does suggest that the salmon that have shaped culture and history in Alaska for generation upon generation have shaped some of its landscapes and mountains as well.
The end of the road, May 25, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh)A newly published poll found more than half Juneau respondents support the stalled Juneau Access Project.Listen nowThe group that helped finance the survey said it shows public opinion is shifting in favor of building the road.The McDowell Group poll found 54 percent said they support extending Juneau’s road north to the Katzehin River where a ferry would connect to Skagway. Thirty-nine percent said they were opposed to the plan known as Juneau Access Project.The survey was jointly financed by the City and Borough of Juneau and First Things First Alaska Foundation, a pro-development group.Pollsters asked 402 people on landlines and cell phones their positions on transportation issues over a single week in January.Executive Director Denny DeWitt, who also lobbies for small businesses and AAA, said the results released Thursday should be instructive to political leaders.“This is the best data set we’ve ever had and I think that it is something that ought to be looked at and thought about very seriously by those folks who are trying to represent all the people in Juneau,” DeWitt said.The road project has been perennially divisive within the community and is also opposed in Skagway and Haines.The Juneau Assembly’s $20,000 appropriation for the survey was approved on a 6-3 vote last year. The vote was along the same lines of a controversial resolution in support of the road.DeWitt brushed off opposition, saying the data speaks for itself.“I don’t have a great need to have 100 percent support before we move ahead in our community,” DeWitt said.But a road project isn’t going to happen any time soon.Gov. Bill Walker pulled his administration’s support for the project in 2016.Earlier this week a House budget amendment proposed keeping the $21 million budgeted toward the project locked in state coffers.Juneau’s House delegation’s two votes in opposition were critical to its failure.Democrat Rep. Sam Kito III noted on the House floor Monday that the project isn’t in the state’s transportation plan.“Putting $21 million back into an account that cannot be expended until the project is in our statewide transportation improvement program, until the project is moving forward and under construction, that money will be sitting there waiting and not spent,” Kito said.Kito reiterated Thursday that he’s skeptical that the road project as designed makes sense.“If we had a much larger population in Juneau or in Whitehorse, spending a billion dollars on a highway project to connect it might make sense,” Kito said. “But this project doesn’t actually even connect the two communities or the two reasons. It actually ends up in a ferry terminal at the end of a road that’s going to require a significant of amount of supportive services.”On the House floor Monday, fellow Juneau Democrat Justin Parish said that the Legislature couldn’t afford to lock away the money when it had pressing spending needs this year.“Ultimately, I do remain supportive of the Juneau Access Project,” Parish told fellow lawmakers in explaining his no vote. “However, if it comes with the risk of derailing timely funding for Medicaid, if it comes with the risk of derailing timely funding for the Alaska Marine Highway, I cannot support it at this time.”The amendment failed 19-20.Of those respondents opposed to the Juneau Access Project, about 26 percent said they more likely would support a road that went to Skagway.DeWitt said the poll shows the road is finding favor in the capital city.“It certainly demonstrates that there’s better than a majority of citizens here in Juneau who want the road to go to Katzehin, it’s very clear from the data,” DeWitt said. “Also clear from the data, is that if it were to go all the way – and it will ultimately – to Skagway, the numbers would probably be north of 60 percent.”About 54 percent said the current state ferry service is adequate for Juneau.Nearly 80 percent supported a second crossing over Gastineau Channel to connect the Mendenhall Valley with north Douglas Island.
Jeedimetla: The road from Gandi Maisamma to IDA Jeedimetla is one of the busiest and uneven roads. Its bad condition is causing a lot of hardships to the commuters.Locals bemoaned that the road is full of potholes and ditches and the condition of the road is the same for the past one year and is getting worse with each passing day. “During rainy season, these potholes get filled with rainwater and pose a threat to commuters”, said Nagaraju, a commuter, while speaking to The Hans India here on Tuesday. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Nobody bothers to repair the road due to which it is causing a lot of distress to the motorists to ply their vehicles. During night time, it gets more difficult to travel from here, as there is less visibility, and there are chances of tripping over and falling, says Rohan, a local. The locals had several times complained to the authorities concerned about this perennial problem. They had also asked the officials to construct a proper road in this area but no step has been initiated yet.
Kolkata: Academicians, historians and film lovers have approached the West Bengal Heritage Commission to include Nimtita Rajbari in Murshidabad where film Jalsaghar, one of Satyajit Roy’s award-winning iconic films was shot.A letter containing the signatures of more than 100 people has been submitted to the state Heritage Commission requesting it to enlist the building and save it from destruction.The Nimtita Rajbari was set up over 150 years ago and is situated on the banks of River Bhagirathi where massive erosion is taking place. Many structures situated close to the house have already been washed away. The locals said unless steps are not taken now, the building will have a similar fate. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe Rajbari, a classic example of British architecture, is in shambles. A major portion of the roof has collapsed and the dancing floor on the first floor is in real bad shape. Bushes and trees have grown all over the house. A senior architect who visited the house a few years ago said the building has tilted towards the river. To repair the roof, a lot of money will be required.But the state Heritage Commission does not have money to repair and restore the huge structure. “The building has enormous historical value and should be preserved,” said a member of the state Heritage Commission. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedLocals said throughout the year, students of film studies from all over the country and abroad come to the place to have a look at the house where scenes from the famous film were shot. “We take them around and they take photographs. Many foreigners, who are fans of Satyajit Ray come to see the building,” said Sudip Basu, a local resident.Satyajit Ray’s famous film Jalsaghar was shot in this building. Based on a story by Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay, the cast included Chabi Biswas, Padma Devi, Tulsi Lahiri, Gangapada Basu among others. The music was done by Ustad Vilayat Khan while two of India’s greatest vocalists — Ustad Waheed Khan and Begam Akhtar — lent their voices to two immortal songs in the film.
It missed out on a Golden Globe this year but won Best Adapted Screenplay at the BAFTAs.The film’s directorLuca Guadagnino confirmed a sequel earlier this year and revealed AIDS will be ‘relevant’.Straight White MenArmie Hammer identifies as straight and married TV personality Elizabeth Chambers in 2010.He is also currently in the Broadway production of Straight White Men.It’s a play that follows a family Christmas gathering, where a man and his three adult sons come face to face with issues of identity and privilege. Hammer plays one of the sons.Last week, Hammer took to Twitter to thank everyone who came to the debut of the play.He tweeted: ‘Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to Straight White Men! It was an amazing experience to have my broadway stage debut with Josh Charles and Paul Schneider.‘Thank you to the amazing audience and I hope that you enjoyed the show! Hopefully tomorrow’s audience is as fun!’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Armie Hammer just shared the most adorable throwback photo – and he’s got blue hair! Armie Hammer shares video of pre-Oscars chest wax and we love itCall Me By Your Name director confirms sequel and teases plot outlineArmie Hammer’s message for transphobic person in play’s audience: ‘Never come back’Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/armie-hammer-throwback-photo/ Armie Hammer. | Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Posting to Instagram yesterday (7 July), the Call Me By Your Name actor wrote in the caption: ‘When I thought it would be cool to dye my hair blue…’He added: ‘Good Lord, why didn’t anyone tell me this was a bad idea?! And by the way, the early 2000s, fashion wise, were rough.’Judging by that caption, that places Hammer probably around 13-15 years old.Armie Hammer and his Aunt Candy. | Photo: Armie Hammer / InstagramHammer starred in the movie version of André Aciman’s novel Call Me By Your Name, alongside Timothée Chalamet.The movie featured a gay sex scene between the two lead characters, as well as a now infamous steamy solo session with a peach. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)
Image courtesy of Philips.There is a growing need to exchange and share imaging studies with outside entities. Hospitals that have foregone the traditional merger and acquisition route to become affiliates, for example, have a need to share both individual patient and population health data, though their modalities for exchange and viewing may be very different. Patient transfers between facilities, specialty and professional consultations and even telehealth opportunities have created a new way of thinking about the delivery of images between two related, yet independent points of care. CDs, however, still remain both the most used and one of the largest bottlenecks in healthcare today.Take for example the patient being transferred from one facility to another. Both critical care and routine transfer patients are often moved with CDs quite literally strapped to their chests. In critical care scenarios, this practice can create a delay in care planning; CDs cannot be read until they are received. If the receiving team of caregivers, however, had access to the patient’s images as soon as they were notified of the impending transfer, the images could be considered and the patient’s care planned while the patient was en route prior to arrival.Patients who need specialty consultations are in a similarly difficult position. Patients themselves are commonly tasked with obtaining copies of prior imaging studies and bringing the images with them to their specialty consult appointment. Often, the patient forgets to bring the CD, or the specialty physician is unable to access the imaging studies on the CD; in either scenario, the result is a delay in care. When physicians have access to the images prior to the consultation, they can be more fully prepared for the time they spend with the patient in person.As the number of clinical affiliations increases, there is a greater demand for professional consultations, and these physicians need to share images quickly and efficiently to coordinate patient care. When remote collaboration is augmented with real-time image viewing, treatment planning is enhanced. Similarly, as telehealth technology has shown, when providing care at a distance can improve quality of care and outcomes, new technologies coupled with a new generation of tech-savvy consumers are creating opportunities to proactively improve the value of care provided as well as the level of both patient satisfaction and engagement.Moving Away From CDsUntil recently, CDs have been the media of choice when providing image access to patients as well as providers outside their primary care facility. From treatment delays and viewing difficulties to the inconvenience of tasking patients with physically transporting their own medical records, the use of CDs in the image exchange process has resulted in both patient and physician frustration, challenges that need to be overcome.Aside from delays and frustration, however, the creation and management of CDs can also be a costly proposition. Industry research shows the average cost of producing a CD to be approximately $10. If an organization produces 20,000 CDs a year, that is an expense of $200,000 annually — and most medium to large organizations produce many, many more CDs than that. Add to that the cost of managing all the CDs that are received by an organization’s providers and the annual spend increases quickly.To address these challenges, healthcare organizations are adopting image exchange and sharing technologies that can significantly reduce, and in some cases eliminate, the need to use CDs. There are several solutions on the market today that enable the efficient and secure movement of images between organizations and individual providers.Virtualization StrategiesRecent developments show the imaging industry is taking a cue from data analytics technologies and beginning to leverage virtualization capabilities. This evolution allows for the viewing of images between organizations without first requiring a physical movement of the imaging data. This tactic is beneficial if a referential review of the images is needed without the consistent physical retention of images within the viewing provider’s local vendor neutral archive (VNA) or picture archiving and communication system (PACS).Image virtualization tools often allow imaging studies to be viewed and also support the ad hoc movement of the study if the clinical decision is made to retain a copy locally. Thus, including virtualization as part of an overall enterprise imaging strategy can provide access to the imaging data much more quickly and at a fraction of the cost associated with more traditional move/retain exchange models.Important ConsiderationsPrioritize Use Cases. When considering how images should be exchanged in cooperative care environments, identify the variety of use cases that will be supported by the image exchange program and prioritize according to positive impact, with an emphasis on reducing time to treatment.Make Strategic Workflow Decisions. A multi-disciplinary group of physicians, administrators and IT professionals need to evaluate workflow decisions to ensure the success of the image exchange program, answering such questions as: • Will received images be triaged before presentation to a physician, and if so, what is the process? • When and how will received images become part of the local electronic health record (EHR)?• Will received images be viewed by the physician within the context of the EHR or in a separate viewer? • When allowing patients to upload images, how will patients be given access, and what information will be required to ensure relevancy of the data received?• What groups will be most impacted by the changes — patient transfer centers, radiology, others?Carefully Plan the Patient Portal. Will patients be able to upload or access images through the patient portal? If images are made available to the patient, will the entire study be presented or only key images referenced in the diagnostic report?Kim Garriott, principal consultant, healthcare strategies for Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, helps healthcare clients develop enterprise imaging strategies that maximize the value of their healthcare IT projects. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | February 03, 2016 | Kim Garriott Improving Image Exchange Using Digital Transfer CDs are acceptable, but not exceptional for image transfer.
Hard Rockers Honoured in 2 Categories and Emerged as Finalists in 7 CategoriesHard Rock Hotel Penang, the first Hard Rock Hotel in Malaysia bagged a total of 9 awards at the recent Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2010-2012, Malaysia Series held in Kuala Lumpur on 22 November 2010. The Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2010 recognizes and rewards members of the hospitality industry at all levels. This new musically themed entertainment beach resort emerged as the award winners in 2 categories and finalist in 7 other categories.WINNERWinner HAPA Best Restaurant and Bar – Hard Rock Cafe PenangWinner HAPA Best PR/Marcom Personality – Ms Elisa Saw, Marketing Communications ManagerFINALISTTop 10 HAPA Best 4-Star Hotel/Resort– Hard Rock Hotel PenangTop 10 HAPA General Manager of the Year – Mr John Primmer, General ManagerTop 10 HAPA Best All-Day Dining Restaurant – Starz DinerTop 10 HAPA Nightspot of the Year– Hard Rock Cafe PenangTop 3 HAPA Best Purchasing DepartmentTop 10 HAPA Best Front OfficeTop 10 HAPA Best Concierge “Receiving these awards at HAPA is definitely awesome recognition for the hotel as well as all our staff from the front and back of the house. At Hard Rock Hotel Penang, we have always believe in the authenticity and individuality of our staff members to create a Rock ‘N’ Roll experience for our guests. Since our opening last year, the hotel has become the place for all – families, young couples, and the young at heart,” says John Primmer, General Manager reflecting on this achievement.Located at the famous Batu Ferringhi in Penang, Hard Rock Hotel Penang boasts 250 chic rooms and suites with unprecedented views of the hill and sea. The hotel features a modern structural design with a rockin’ edge and memorabilia from rock stars around the world. All rooms are fully equipped with DVD/CD players, 32 inch LCD TV, iPod Docking station, Wi-Fi connectivity, IDD telephones, in-rooms safes, mini bar, hairdryer, coffee/tea making facilities and iron/ironing boards.For an exceptional dining experience, the hotel features five Food & Beverage outlets, including the famous Hard Rock Cafe serving authentic American food, Starz Diner, an all-day dining restaurant featuring Asian and International Cuisine and the Pizzeria by the poolside. To enjoy a chill out session, relax at The Shack pool bar or at the Lobby Lounge. A wide selection of facilities are also available at the hotel including the Rock Spa, Lil’ Rock Kids Club, Teens Club, a fully equipped gym, Hard Rock merchandise stores and a 26,000 sq ft free-form swimming pool – the largest swimming pool in Penang. Hard Rock Hotel Penang was honoured in a total of 9categories at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Award (HAPA)2010-2012, Malaysia Series Source = Hard Rock Hotels Hard Rock Hotel Penang team with winning trophies at Hospitality Asia Platinum Award (HAPA) 2010-2012,Malaysia Series held at Kuala Lumpur
New York, NY – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineJoan Hornig Jewelry, famous for its “Philanthropy is Beautiful” model, has created the Tears for Oil necklace in an effort to help raise awareness and funds for the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill.The unisex necklace, which consists of a sterling silver oil drop pendant on a 24-inch sterling silver chain, is part of Joan Hornig Jewelry’s continued commitment to responding quickly to global catastrophe. Each pendant has a partially-oxidized finish to mirror the polluted effect of the water in the Gulf.Seeking to provide financial relief and solidarity to those affected by this tragedy, while also attempting to help restore the environmental and economic vibrancy of the Gulf area, the price of the piece is $50.40, which represents the site of the spill: 5,000 feet below the ocean’s surface and 40 miles from the Louisiana coast. For every necklace sold, 100 percent of all profits will be donated via the “Philanthropy is Beautiful” model, which allows the purchaser to choose which charity they would like to donate to.This unique relief effort is sold exclusively at www.joanhornig.com. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
The state-owned Cyprus Cooperative Bank said it has agreed with security service firm G4S to provide bank services to remote rural areas with the use of armoured vehicles early next year.“The vehicles will visit the most remote areas of the country and will also be present at events attracting large crowds,” such as sport and cultural events, the bank said in a statement on its website. “The agreement in question is the first of the kind and introduces a new banking model of travelling banking which strengthens the Cyprus Cooperative Bank’s position and allows it to cover its customers’ needs even in areas lacking branches”.G4S will initially make available two “fully equipped vehicles,” manned with trained security staff while the bank will provide the teller and the information system and equipment, the co-op said. The vehicles will operate during bank hours and will allow also cash-withdrawals.Since 2013, the bank reduced its network of 349 branches to 246 at the end of 2016 as part of a restructuring plan which allowed it to receive almost €1.7bn in taxpayers’ money.The Co-op, which traditionally was the bank of choice for a large number Cypriots in rural areas who distrusted traditional private-owned banks, agreed to compensate residents of remote areas affected by its decision to cut costs with the introduction of mobile banks.“This way, the Cyprus Cooperative Bank proves that it acknowledges the great significance of its branches to its customers,” the bank said.The chief executive officer of G4S Yiannis Argyrou said that his company is familiar with mobile banking as it operates in countries abroad where it is in use.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola