first_imgElementary school students across Nova Scotia will mark National Wildlife Week, April 9-15, with an art contest. “We’re encouraging our younger students to explore the wonders of their local watersheds,” said Natural Resources Minister Brooke Taylor. “I know there’s great creativity out there, and I look forward to seeing how they interpret the beauty and importance of our wetlands.” Students are invited to create artwork that expresses why they think wetlands are important. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Grade Primary to 3, and Grade 4 to 6. Every teacher whose class takes part in the contest will receive a wetland information package full of helpful educational resources. The deadline is April 30. First place winners in each category will have their artwork mounted and unveiled at the opening of the Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre at the Provincial Wildlife Park in Shubenacadie later this spring. They will also receive an invitation to the opening, a family daypass to the wildlife park and a wetland prize package. Two honourable mentions in each category will receive a family daypass and a wetland prize package. Contest rules have been sent to elementary schools throughout Nova Scotia. The contest is sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources and Ducks Unlimited Canada.last_img read more

first_imgKATOWICE, Poland — After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming. Fierce disagreements on two other climate issues were kicked down the road for a year to help bridge a chasm of opinions on the best solutions.The deal agreed upon at U.N. climate talks in Poland enables countries to put into action the principles in the 2015 Paris climate accord.But to the frustration of environmental activists and some countries who were urging more ambitious climate goals, negotiators delayed decisions on two key issues until next year in an effort to get a deal on them.“Through this package, you have made a thousand little steps forward together,” said Michal Kurtyka, a senior Polish official chairing the talks.He said while each individual country would likely find some parts of the agreement it didn’t like, efforts had been made to balance the interests of all parties.“We will all have to give in order to gain,” he said. “We will all have to be courageous to look into the future and make yet another step for the sake of humanity.”The talks in Poland took place against a backdrop of growing concern among scientists that global warming on Earth is proceeding faster than governments are responding to it. Last month, a study found that global warming will worsen disasters such as the deadly California wildfires and the powerful hurricanes that have hit the United States this year.And a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, concluded that while it’s possible to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century compared to pre-industrial times, this would require a dramatic overhaul of the global economy, including a shift away from fossil fuels.Alarmed by efforts to include this in the final text of the meeting, the oil-exporting nations of the U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait blocked an endorsement of the IPCC report mid-way through this month’s talks in the Polish city of Katowice. That prompted an uproar from vulnerable countries like small island nations and environmental groups.The final text at the U.N. talks omits a previous reference to specific reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and merely welcomes the “timely completion” of the IPCC report, not its conclusions.Last-minute snags forced negotiators in Katowice to go into extra time, after Friday’s scheduled end of the conference had passed without a deal.One major sticking point was how to create a functioning market in carbon credits. Economists believe that an international trading system could be an effective way to drive down greenhouse gas emissions and raise large amounts of money for measures to curb global warming.But Brazil wanted to keep the piles of carbon credits it had amassed under an old system that developed countries say wasn’t credible or transparent.Among those that pushed back hardest was the United States, despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord and promote the use of coal.“Overall, the U.S. role here has been somewhat schizophrenic — pushing coal and dissing science on the one hand, but also working hard in the room for strong transparency rules,” said Elliot Diringer of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, a Washington think-tank .When it came to closing potential loopholes that could allow countries to dodge their commitments to cut emissions, “the U.S. pushed harder than nearly anyone else for transparency rules that put all countries under the same system, and it’s largely succeeded.”“Transparency is vital to U.S. interests,” added Nathaniel Keohane, a climate policy expert at the Environmental Defence Fund. He noted that breakthrough in the 2015 Paris talks happened only after the U.S. and China agreed on a common framework for transparency.“In Katowice, the U.S. negotiators have played a central role in the talks, helping to broker an outcome that is true to the Paris vision of a common transparency framework for all countries that also provides flexibility for those that need it,” said Keohane, calling the agreement “a vital step forward in realizing the promise of the Paris accord.”Among the key achievements in Katowice was an agreement on how countries should report their greenhouses gas emissions and the efforts they’re taking to reduce them. Poor countries also secured assurances on getting financial support to help them cut emissions, adapt to inevitable changes such as sea level rises and pay for damages that have already happened.“The majority of the rulebook for the Paris Agreement has been created, which is something to be thankful for,” said Mohamed Adow, a climate policy expert at Christian Aid. “But the fact countries had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the finish line shows that some nations have not woken up to the urgent call of the IPCC report” on the dire consequences of global warming.But a central feature of the Paris Agreement — the idea that countries will ratchet up their efforts to fight global warming over time — still needs to be proved effective, he said.“To bend the emissions curve, we now need all countries to deliver these revised plans at the special U.N. Secretary General summit in 2019. It’s vital that they do so,” Adow said.In the end, a decision on the mechanics of an emissions trading system was postponed to next year’s meeting. Countries also agreed to consider the issue of raising ambitions at a U.N. summit in New York next September.Speaking hours before the final gavel, Canada’s Environment Minister Catherine McKenna suggested there was no alternative to such meetings if countries want to tackle global problems, especially at a time when multilateral diplomacy is under pressure from nationalism.“The world has changed, the political landscape has changed,” she told The Associated Press. “Still you’re seeing here that we’re able to make progress, we’re able to discuss the issues, we’re able to come to solutions.”___Read more stories on climate issues by The Associated Press at Jordans, The Associated Presslast_img read more

15 September 2011This year’s dramatic popular support for political change in North Africa and the Middle East showed that democracy is a governance model that people of all cultures yearn for, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, noting, however, that it cannot be imposed from abroad. “The world saw the truth of the saying that countries do not become fit for democracy – they become fit through democracy,” Mr. Ban said in a message to mark the International Day for Democracy.“Young people, above all, brought home this message. They championed the democratic ideal and now face the challenge of working to realize the potential of the transitions they helped to set in motion,” said the United Nations chief.He noted that the preference for democracy is also borne out by the fact that this year is the 20th anniversary of the transformation of Eastern Europe, where many of the countries are still in the early stages of their democratic passage.“They know the painstaking work involved in building the rule of law, fostering transparency and accountability, and overhauling political and economic systems. They know the setbacks that can disappoint expectations, and the passion needed to keep moving forward. Their experiences provide important lessons,” said Mr. Ban.The UN plays a crucial role to develop and strengthen democratic institutions and practices around the world – supporting free and fair elections, encouraging popular participation by civil society, and nurturing dialogue when parties are deadlocked after disputed polls, the Secretary-General pointed out.He highlighted UN mediation in fragile political situations to prevent conflict, fostering accountable security institutions after conflict and the deployment of experts to help strengthen the rule of law, develop multi-party structures and build effective and accountable public administrations.“In all these endeavours, the UN does not seek to export or promote any particular national or regional model of democracy.“It works on the understanding that the democratic ideal is rooted in philosophies and traditions from all parts of the world; that effective democratic governance enhances the quality of life for men and women everywhere; and that democracy provides the foundations for durable peace, security and development,” said Mr. Ban.He called for the redoubling of efforts to support all people, particularly the young who have been the catalyst of this year’s momentous events that brought political changes to Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, and engendered democratic movements in many countries in the Middle East.“This Day belongs to them. Let us honour their commitment to a lifelong journey in democracy,” said the Secretary-General. read more

The shanties were removed on the basis that they were illegal constructions are that the owners were given time to move out.However the owners defied the order and obstructed the attempt to demolish the shanties and later they blocked traffic in the area. (Colombo Gazette) Shanty dwellers in the Thotalanga area blocked traffic and staged a protest after their homes were demolished on the directions of the Urban Development Authority today.The residents earlier confronted the police when they were cleared from their homes as the shanties were about to be razed to the ground. read more

“My sense is that [terrorism] is a threat to all Member States, and they realize they need to come together to fight it,” Mr. Annan told reporters at a press conference in New York. “I’m quite hopeful that for the long-term we will have a viable group fighting terrorism and in the end we will succeed.”The Secretary-General noted that the effort would involve both the broad coalition based on the work of the Security Council and the General Assembly, as well as the narrower military coalition. “You’re going to get into other areas where there is information-sharing and intelligence; another group of countries will come together to do that,” he added.The war against terrorism, he emphasized, would be “a long-term struggle in terms of making sure that terrorists are not given shelter, that their financial mechanisms are broken up, that they don’t have the logistical support, and it’s going to take quite a while to ensure that all governments are working on that basis.””The military aspect which for the moment we are all focused on is going to be a very small part of the fight in the long run,” he added.Member States were already cooperating in the battle, he observed. “That does not mean that there will not be tensions and some difficulties within nations and even within the coalition as we go ahead, but that is also natural, and I’m sure one will also find a way of resolving the tensions and differences and moving forward, because we all agreed on the common objective of containing terrorism.”The Secretary-General also underscored the cooperative relationship between Washington and the UN. “We are working very, very well with the US Government and the US administration right now,” he said. “Their new ambassador is here, the payment has been made, and I suspect as we move forward payments will be made in time, in full and on a regular basis.” read more

first_imgNortham Platinum’s Booysendal resource lies on the Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in Mpumalanga. Spread across 15,170 ha and with a strike length of 14.5 km, Booysendal has a 103 Moz resource for a potential life of mine exceeding 100 years. Engineering firm, DRA Mineral Projects has been awarded the full EPCM contract. The Booysendal UG2 North project, located within the Groot Dwarsrivier valley, will see the development of a new platinum mine extracting the UG2 reef, infrastructure and concentrator for a life of approximately 20 years, exploiting only the first tenth of the UG2 reserve closest to the surface and nearest to the northern project boundary.The project was fully approved in April 2010 for a capital control budget of R3,6 billion. Future project developments promise further growth of the UG2 mine into a major competitor on the Eastern Limb as well as potential development of the narrow Merensky Reef.Early works procurement for the major construction packages is complete and procurement for the mining contract is in progress. Progress with the approval of environmental applications in terms of NEMA, NWA and MPRDA is below par and potential upside to the current forecast construction access dates for project implementation is fading as a result. The project critical path for mining will however remain unaffected but challenged.The first contractors completed the site inductions and medical examinations and mobilised on May 19. Initial construction will include:• Providing safe access from the Der Brochen access gate to the Booysendal property• Construction of the 11 kV overhead line for construction power from Mototolo substation to the Booysendal farm and the line reticulation on the Booysendal farm• On-reef boxcut, ventilation adits and boxcut pollution control facilities• Temporary laydown area at the position of the future mine complex• Construction water reticulation network and equipping• The fencing of environmentally sensitive and heritage areas.The construction start of the decline is currently still dependant on the approval of the environmental applications – delays in the processing by authorities currently hold the most project risk due to uncertainty.It is a narrow tabular orebody. Development will use strike drives, crosscuts and raises with mining by scattered breast stoping using underground hydropowered machinery. It will require four-stage beneficiation with concentrator (separate plants for two reef products) , smelter, base metals refinery (to precipitates Cu and Ni). Final product (PGM concentrate) to Heraeus. Mill throughput to the plant is to be 150,000 t/month (187,500 t ROM through the DMS plant).last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A company offering help to potential migrants to Australia, which has been the focus of vigorous complaints worldwide, has been referred by the Australian Government’s Immigration Department to the Australian Federal Police. The referral follows appeals to the Greek Government by Greek MPs to investigate widespread allegations against Ausfis, a company that has been offering Greek citizens assistance to migrate to Australia, through its website The Greek police and the Australian Embassy in Athens have received a number of complaints about the Cyprus linked company in the last month. Research carried out by Neos Kosmos suggests that question marks over the company’s credibility are nothing new. A string of complaints about Ausfis have been posted on Internet forums which share users’ experiences of migration agents and visa issues. The posts allege that having gained credit card details over the phone, Ausfis have debited accounts without the cardholder’s permission and ignored requests for refunds. The posts also refer to misleading and overly aggressive sales techniques, and escalating demands for cash, often couched in manipulative terms. The system Ausfis employs is to ask for an upfront cash payment to ‘open an application’, followed by further cash demands to research and complete a visa application using unnamed advisers nominated by the company. Ausfis customers are told that the company uses expert and registered migration agents to increase the likelihood of a successful application for a visa, but experiences shared by Ausfis customers on the Internet reveal a catalogue of allegations about the company’s practices in recent years.The company has claimed to use migration agents registered with the Australian Government’s Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA), but have allegedly ignored requests to back this assertion up with any evidence. Stefanos Tsamis, an ex-policeman who lives in Athens, spoke to Neos Kosmos about his recent experience of dealing with Ausfis. Tsamis gave his contact information to the company on their website earlier this month, after which an Ausfis representative telephoned him. “They told me they were calling from Australia and promised to get me a job there. They then asked me for my credit card details and 149 euro ($194) to initiate the process, without asking for any information on my situation, my profession or qualifications.” At this point, Tsamis decided to pause the process. He made a note of the international code which the Ausfis call had been made from. “It was from Venezuela,” said Tsamis. At that point Tsamis contacted the Australian Embassy in Athens and his local Member of Parliament who brought it to the attention of government ministers. Last week Neos Kosmos tried to contact the company at the Australian address it promotes on its website to ask for a response to the allegations. Ausfis’ Australian telephone number as given on the company’s website was not connected. Neos Kosmos also visited the Melbourne CBD address, also promoted on their website, Level 27,101 Collins Street. A receptionist for Servcorp, the international office accommodation management company who operate the suite of offices on Level 27, confirmed that Ausfis was a ‘virtual client’ accommodated at the Melbourne CBD address. Virtual clients, often based overseas, pay $330 a month to have an Australian ‘office’.Research undertaken by Neos Kosmos reveals the international nature of Ausfis’ operations is significant and complex. Ausfis’ website suggests that the company has strong links to Cyprus. In the ‘Terms’ page of the Ausfis website is an 11,000 word document which purports to legally protect Ausfis’ worldwide dealings. In Clause 25 of the document, ‘Terms of Use – Governing Law Dispute Resolution’, the company asserts that “any dispute with the company will be governed by the laws of Cyprus without regard to its conflict of laws provisions,” and [sic] “the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the District Court in Larnaka, Cyprus.” Statements from the company shared on the Internet discussion forum say that it uses telemarketing call centres in the United States, Israel, and India. The reason behind the Cyprus connection is likely to be the country’s lax regulatory systems says Tony Anamourlis, Special Counsel to Melbourne’s LAC Lawyers. “By signing the user agreement the user is consenting, if a dispute arises, that the action must be bought in the Cyprus courts. It would be difficult for someone in Australia to take action in a dispute, but perhaps not in Greece”. Ausfis, and a second company Usafis (which offers similar assistance to migrate to the US) are affiliates of a US based company called DSNR. When asked to comment on allegations against Ausfis, a Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) spokesperson told Neos Kosmos: “The department has received several complaints regarding Ausfis, and based on the issues raised, has published consumer information on our website. In addition, the department has distributed information to all its offices overseas. These matters are related to an international organisation not based in Australia, and DIAC has referred the information to the Australian Federal Police.” DIAC reiterated that people wishing to migrate to Australia do not need to use a migration agent to apply for any visa and that the applicants should only use the official website for enquiries on application processes for any kind of visa and the application itself. If a potential applicant wishes to use a migration agent, the agent should be registered with MARA.last_img read more

first_imgFrom Augusta to Austin, the south has its own distinct traditions and regional culture—both online and offline—which is why Time Inc.’s Southern Living magazine is partnering with The Southern Coterie, a southern-focused online social network.The Southern Coterie, also known as The Southern C, was designed as an online destination to bring Southerners, and all those who love the south, together. Founders of the online community “envisioned it to be like one big front porch (or in this case, a virtual front porch!)” where users could congregate, converse, connect and celebrate the south.To take advantage of the growing social platform, which was founded in 2011 and has about 1,500 members, Southern Living magazine will partner with by sponsoring events and incorporating blog posts from the site’s founders. Additionally, other content from The Southern Coterie will be shared with the Southern Living audience through its The Daily South blog. The Southern Coterie will also be featuring blog posts from The Daily South, giveaways and other items. Both entities will share content and will cross-promote each other’s content.“Working with Southern Living, which has championed our South for generations, offers The Southern Coterie both a mentor and ally,” founders Whitney Long and Cheri Leavy told in a joint interview that announced the partnership. “We are excited to be collaborating with The Daily South and look forward to sharing content with one another via their blog and our online community. This partnership allows anyone who loves the South the opportunity to connect and join in the conversation.”Users of the social network can create profile pages, send messages and live chat, much like they can on Facebook. The platform also enables members to connect with others through forums and groups, post and search local events, read member blogs and post their own blogs, share recipes, create photo albums and upload videos, among other things.Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter!last_img read more

first_imgClose Labour will take on some of the worlds best known brands and force the top businesses to pay their fair share in taxes if the party gains power at the 2020 general election, John McDonnell has revealed. The shadow chancellor issued the warning as part of his speech at Labours annual conference in Brighton on 28 September.McDonnell picked out coffee chain Starbucks, mobile phone operator Vodafone, online retailer Amazon and search giant Google during the address after announcing Labours plan to balance the books would be aggressive if Jeremy Corbyn enters Number 10.We will force people like Starbucks, Vodafone, Amazon and Google and all the others to pay their fair share of taxes, he said. Let me tell you also, there will be cuts to tackle the deficit but our cuts will not be the number of police officers on our streets or nurses in our hospitals or teachers in our classrooms.The left-winger also said Labour would slash tax breaks to the so-called corporate welfare system. McDonnell declared: There will be cuts to subsidies paid to companies that take the money and fail to provide the jobs. Cuts to the use of taxpayers money subsidising poverty paying bosses. Cuts to £13bn [$19.7bn] tax breaks given to buy-to-let landlords for repairing their properties, whether they undertake the repairs or not.The comments come after Starbucks, Vodafone, Amazon and Google have come under fire in the past for the amount of corporation tax they have paid in the UK. George Osborne announced ahead of the general election that the government would introduce measures to discourage big firms from taking their profits overseas.The legislation, unveiled in the chancellors March 2015 budget, was nicknamed the Google Tax and means businesses with a turnover of more than £10m a year have to pay a 25% levy on profits diverted abroad. The companies have a 30-day window to appeal to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over the tax. Let the message go out: this countrys tolerance for those who will not pay their fair share of taxes has come to an end, Osborne told MPs in the House of Commons on 18 March.A radical departureMcDonnell also announced a Labour government would transform the Department for Business into a so-called economic development department, which will focus on public investment and infrastructure spending. This is a radical departure not just from neoliberalism but from the way past administrations tried to run the economy, the shadow chancellor said.Well we just dont think the current model can deliver. We dont think that destroying industries and then subsidising a low pay economy through the tax system is a good idea. But our radicalism, it comes with a burden. We need to prove to the British people we can run the economy better than the rich elite that runs it now.The 64-year-old also officially announced the establishment of his Economic Advisory Committee, which will meet quarterly and include French economist Thomas Piketty and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz.I give you this undertaking that every policy we propose and every economic instrument we consider for use will be rigorously tested to its extreme before we introduce it in government, he said.Google and Amazon declined to comment on McDonnells speech. A spokesperson for Starbucks said: Starbucks is now profitable in the UK and we are paying corporation tax. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Vodafone said it was disappointing that the issue had been raised.There was no truth in the allegations in the past and there are none now. As we have made clear on numerous occasions, Vodafone has always paid its taxes and for the last financial year (2014/15) we paid around £360m in direct taxes in the UK, the spokesperson said.It requires huge investment to build and maintain our network, which is relied upon by businesses and consumers up and down the country and we have invested heavily in the UK over the last few years, spending more than £1bn on our network and services last year.As a result of that investment and the very competitive market, we make minimal profits (£41m) in the UK. As the government wants to promote investment in essential infrastructure like ours, the UK tax rules mean that reliefs for our investment are set against the profits we make.In addition, the government understands that we have to borrow huge sums of money to be able to invest for the long term, so they allow us to take the interest we pay on those borrowings off our profit too. Corporation tax is then paid on any balance – this is the same rule that applies to all UK companies large and small.last_img read more

first_imgGold prices soared on Monday as risk aversion sentiment in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris boosted the safe-haven demand of the metal.The yellow metal prices rose sharply by Rs 235 to end at Rs 26,150 per ten grams at the bullion market, posting a rebound from a sell-off seen in the past two sessions. Silver prices also gained Rs 300 to close at Rs 34,600 per kg.In the overseas markets, the precious metal prices rose to as high as $1,100 per troy ounce, as investors bought the metal due to its safe-haven status in risk-off environment.”Gold is again trading at a weekly high of just shy of $1,100 per troy ounce and is thus clearly profiting from its reputation as a “crisis currency” in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks,” said Commerzbank Corporates & Markets in a note.The metal prices were also underpinned by weak US economic data released on Friday that lessened the expectations over interest rate hike by the US central bank in December.”According to the Fed Fund Futures, the market sees the probability of a first rate hike next month as being 62%, as compared with 70% last week,” said Commerzbank.Sentiments in the precious metal markets was dampened after a slew of economic data in the US showed that the country’s labour market remains robust enough for the US Federal Reserve to raise policy rate as early as next month.Earlier this month, in her Congressional testimony, US Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen had hinted at monetary tightening next month.”While increased expectations for an early rate hike would be negative for gold in the short term, we suspect that once a rate hike occurs the gold market could begin to recover from recent declines,” The Bullion Desk quoted HSBC analyst James Steel, as saying.last_img read more

first_img.A convicted robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Paschim Baroikhali of Sreenagar upazila in Munshiganj early Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased is Mohammad Tajel, 36, son of a certain Din Islam Khorshed of Baghorar Rudrapara village of the upazila.Tajel was sentenced to seven years in jail in a robbery case. He was also accused in 10 other cases.Md Yunus Ali, officer-in-charge of Sreenagar police station, said a team of police arrested Tajel from Monirampur upazila in Jashore around 10:30am on Friday.Acting on his information, a team of police conducted a raid in Madankhali area to recover arms around 11:00pm.When the team reached the area, his associates attacked the police and Tajel tried to flee, said the OC.After a gunfight, police recovered his bullet-ridden body from the spot.Police also recovered a pistol, three bullets and 100 yaba pills from the spot.Three policemen sustained injured in the incident, the OC said.last_img read more

first_imgIztapalapa, Mexico City — A new amusement park has been announced for the municipality of Iztapalapa in Mexico City.Grupo Diniz officially presented the new park, Kataplum, that will have an investment of more than 500 million peso and a regular entrance fee of 20 peso.The new amusement park by Grupo Diniz (controlling company of Recórcholis!) will have an area of more than 27,000 square meters with an estimated influx of 1.2 million annual visitors.Kataplum will be located inside the Parque Las Antenas shopping center located in the east of Mexico City.“We had an adjustment to the investment in recent months, closing at 550 million peso. We estimate that the access ticket has a price of 20 pesos, however, each game will have a different price,” explained Antonio Quevedo, executive president of the Group.He added that prices will vary depending on the day and the influx of people. Days with the highest number of visitors, the price will go up and in those with the lowest, it will go down.The amusement park brand Kataplum would represent up to 50 percent of the total revenues for Grupo Diniz who also control the premises of ¡Recórcholis!.According to Antonio Quevedo, this growth will be driven by the potential influx of the new amusement park in addition to the opening of at least one more Kataplum park that he says, is planned for a central state, not wanting to reveal which one.“We see in this model an important model to grow and we hope that by 2021, the amusement park model represents 50 percent of the company’s total revenues,” said Quevedo.Elías Mizrahi, finance director of Fibra Danhos, mentioned that it is expected that both the shopping center and the park will start operations in the first weeks of July of 2018, in time for the summer holidays.Approximately 40 percent of the amusement park will be roofed to protect visitors from the weather, and will have a separate parking to Plaza Las Antenas Park.There will be 13 food kiosks, two casual dinning restaurants, a cafeteria and an auditorium with capacity for 60 people, among other amenities.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgN3TC employees – in conjunction with RTI, SAPS, EMRS and Sharaj Ambulance Services – were seen today (December 7) doing a good deed by handing out gifts to child patients at Ladysmith Provincial Hospital.Every year, as part of the N3TC Duduza Project, N3 Toll Concession gets together with its partners during the Christmas and Easter holidays to hand out gifts to children in state hospitals throughout the country.This initiative is to give children hope and a wonderful Christmas.The project has been in operation for 10 years, with over 17,000 teddy bears gifted. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more


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first_img The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more September 10, 2014 — Only 25 percent of interviewed ambulatory providers report that meaningful use is having a positive impact on patient care. These results, and which vendors are coming the closest to satisfying providers’ high expectations of helping them deliver better patient care, are included in the latest KLAS report on the impact of ambulatory EMRs.”The vast majority of providers were vocal about their feelings surrounding meaningful use not yet realizing its objective of positively impacting patient care,” said report author Erik Bermudez. “A common sentiment we heard from providers is that so far, the meaningful use program has mostly missed the mark.”As part of this study, KLAS interviewed more than 158 ambulatory healthcare organizations to answer the questions of which electronic medical records (EMRs) are having the most positive impact on patient care and why they are having such a strong impact. Some of the EMR vendors discussed in the report include Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic, GE Healthcare, Greenway, McKesson, MEDITECH and NextGen.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more 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 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_imgJohn Sharpe showing the flood levels at Riverlife Not affected: Tangalooma beach The economic impact on leisure and business tourism to Brisbane from the floods has yet to be calculated, with ongoing negative attention to partially or unaffected areas causing vast misconceptions amongst travellers, according to Brisbane Marketing CEO, John Aitken. Speaking to e-Travel Blackboard yesterday during an afta and Queensland Tourism Industry Council joint venture in the city yesterday, Mr Aitken said assessments on the scale, size and clean up following the floods will be revealed in a report due by late February. Mr Aitken revealed there had been a “couple of cancellations” but pre-booked business events and delegate boosting has been pushed harder in order to secure placements. “The opportunity of going forward in the long term is across all our markets domestically and internationally are to persevere and prosper,” he said. “Business isn’t just back; it’s going to be better.” Major tourism operators including Riverlife, which was affected with flooding on site, are open for business with minimal residual effects, however is reporting a $90,000 loss in business due to lack of trade in past weeks.“We would encourage people to show their support by booking a holiday in Brisbane to help our operators get back to business,” Mr Aitken said. The nearby Tangalooma resort, not affected by flooding, has reportedly lost $1 million in bookings due to misconceptions from travellers.All major transportation in and out of the city are fully operational, apart from the City Cats and ferries throughout Brisbane city which remain closed. Brisbane City overview Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.Mlast_img read more

first_img231 Accommodations Honoured Worldwide Based on Reviews and Opinions from Millions Who Travelled with FamilySunwing Resort – Kamala Beach ranked #1 in ThailandTripAdvisor™, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2013 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Hotels for Families. This year’s awards recognise a total of 231 family-friendly properties, and top accommodations were identified in 26 regions and countries across the globe, including dedicated lists for Thailand, Asia, Africa, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, China, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, South America, South Pacific, and the U.S. Award winners were determined based on the hotels most highly rated by those who travelled with family. Unlike any other hotel honours, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the world. “For those planning family trips this year, these lists highlight hotels around the world that family travellers love most,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Wherever you’re thinking of traveling, the lists provide inspiration for places to stay in popular family spots as well as lesser-known but similarly appealing family-friendly destinations.” Top 10 Hotels for Families in Thailand:1. Sunwing Resort – Kamala Beach, Kamala2. ShaSa Resort & Residences, Koh Samui 3. Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas, Thalang4. The Chava Resort, Thalang5. Karma Samui, Koh Samui6. Dolphin Bay Resort, Hua Hin7. Swissotel Resort Phuket, Kamala 8. Blue Lagoon Resort Hua Hin, Hua Hin9. Sunwing Resort & Spa, Thalang10. Centara Kata Resort Phuket, KaronTop 10 Hotels for Families in Asia:1. Club Med Bali, Nusa Dua, Indonesia2. Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Hong Kong, China 3. Club Med Bintan Island, Bintan, Indonesia4. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, North Male Atoll, Maldives5. Bali Dynasty Resort, Kuta, Indonesia6. Sherwood Residence, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam7. Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, Hong Kong, China 8. Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Hotel & Residences, Nusa Dua, Indonesia9. Goverdhan Greens Resort, Dwarka, India10. Club Med Cherating Beach, Kuantan, Malaysia*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, January 2013**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, January 2013 Source = TripAdvisorlast_img read more

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