Rabat – The opening ceremony of the Amazigh (Berber) theater world tour took place Monday at the International Mohammed VI Conferences Center in Skhirat, near Rabat.At the ceremony, bands performed a series of Amazigh songs accompanied by dances and also paid tribute to the nationally known Moroccan music icon, Mohammed Rouicha. Nouamane Lahlou performed four of his most popular songs and amazed guests with a duet with Dounia Boutazout. The minister of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migrant Affairs, Abdelkrim Benatiq, gave a speech describing the Amazigh theater tour as a historical moment. He thanked the Royal Institute of the Amazigh Culture (IRCAM) for ensuring the success of the tour.In addition to Nouamane Lahlou and Dounia Boutazout, several icons from the Moroccan art scene took part in the launching ceremony, including Mohammed El Jem and popular actor Mohammed Miftah.The objective of the Amazigh theater tour, addressed specifically to Moroccans living abroad (MREs), is to promote Amazigh culture.Read also: El Malki: Tamazight Law May Cause ‘Serious Complications’ in MoroccoThe global theater tour also seeks to preserve the Amazigh identity and consolidate its culture and tradition among MREs.Twelve groups will perform 51 theater performances across the world as part of the ministry’s initiative to strengthen the bond between MREs and their motherland.IRCAM and the Ministry of Moroccans Living Abroad have established the program among other initiatives to promote the Amazigh culture and tradition overseas. The cultural center in Montreal, Dar Al Maghrib (Morocco House), was the first initiative. The ministry is also building a Moroccan cultural center in Paris.The Amazigh theater group performed more than 180 shows in the 2017-2018 season in 15 countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. read more

“I strongly encourage both Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) partners to work with all political parties in a transparent manner to maintain and expand the nascent democratic space, including, in particular, law reform consistent with the CPA and the interim constitution of the Sudan, which is critical for the remaining CPA processes, especially the referendums,” Mr. Ban says in a report to the Security Council on the implementation of the peace agreement.The CPA was signed in 2005 formally ending two decades of civil war between the northern-based Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in the south. Following the agreement, the SPLM formed the autonomous Government of Southern Sudan. The CPA provide for a referendum on self-determination for southern Sudan on 9 January next year. On the same day, residents of Abyei area in central Sudan in vote on a separate referendum on whether to retain Abyei’s special administrative status in the north or become part of southern Sudan.In his report to the Security Council, the Secretary-General says that the referendums will require significant international support to be viewed as credible, but notes that while both parties have indicated their desire for extensive United Nations involvement in the processes, they have yet to agree on the precise scope of the UN role.Mr. Ban says in the report that a joint request by both parties detailing the required additional support and role for the UN is a precondition for precise planning and timely delivery.“I urge the parties to take full advantage of UNMIS [UN Mission in Sudan] and other international partners’ offers of material, technical, logistical and ‘good offices’ assistance,” the Secretary-General says.He notes that the CPA foresees international monitoring of the referendums, and both parties intend to request the UN to provide monitors to work alongside the observers whom they plan to invite from several governments and international institutions.“International monitoring, which is stipulated in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement as necessary, will be critical for the credibility and acceptance of the referendum outcomes and for subsequent peace,” Mr. Ban says.The report says that the need for a workable agreement on post-referendum arrangements remains acute, and welcomes both parties’ agreement on a procedural framework and African Union (AU) facilitation for bilateral talks on post-referendum arrangements.“I emphasize that efforts will have to be accelerated to provide the necessary clarity on critical questions within the time remaining. UNMIS and other international partners stand ready to assist the parties during the negotiations and to support the implementation of agreements they reach,” the Secretary-General says.The Secretary-General deplores continued restrictions on the freedom of movement of UNMIS by both parties, which he says violated the Status of Forces Agreement and seriously compromises the ability of the mission to monitor and verify the implementation of security arrangements and to assist the parties in preventing conflict and instability.The Secretary-General reported that as of 30 June, UNMIS had deployed 9,935 of its authorized 10,000 military personnel, including 496 military observers, 192 staff officers and 9,247 troops. 27 July 2010Presidential and parliamentary elections in Sudan in April marked an important milestone in the implementation of the peace agreement that ended civil war in the country despite operational challenges, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report, urging both parties to the deal to continue their efforts to expand the democratic process. read more

The Minister also carried with him the messages of condolence. The Special Envoy of the President, Minister D M Swaminathan paid his last respects to the late former Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the State Funeral in Rameshwaran, India on 30th July 2015, the Foreign Ministry said today.At the State Funeral, the Special Envoy conveyed the condolences of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Government and people of Sri Lanka through Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and  to the late Indian President’s brother Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraicker as well as to the members of the family. read more

first_img Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Share29 Tweet Email1 ABOUT 400 JOBS are expected to be created at Dublin Airport with the construction of a new hotel, which will be one of the largest in the country upon its completion.According to the DAA, the company that controls Dublin Airport, 250 staff will be employed directly by the hotel while an additional 150 people will work on its construction.The four-star hotel is set to be built adjacent to Terminal 2. If it was to open today, the 402-bedroom property would be Ireland’s fourth-largest hotel.Planning permission for the 11-storey building has already been granted, with construction expected to begin next October and the property will open in 2019.As well as the rooms, the hotel will have bar, restaurant, café and conference facilities, as well as a “fitness suite”. It will be located near the Terminal 2 multi-storey car park, and will be less than 100 metres away from the terminal itself. The hotel will be next to Terminal 2 Source: RollingNews.ieInterestDAA has appointed property consultants Savills Hotels & Leisure to seek expressions of interest for the development and operation of the hotel.Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison said that the new hotel will offer “extra choice and convenience to passengers and companies that are based on the Dublin Airport campus”.“It will also provide much-needed additional hotel capacity for the entire Dublin region,” he said.Savills Ireland director of hotels and leisure Tom Barrett said that the company expects that many companies will be interested in the development “given the unique high profile location and the quality of the offering”.“We anticipate strong interest from developers, investors, hoteliers and brands,” he said. An Aer Lingus aircraft at Dublin airport Source: PA Archive/Press Association ImagesGrowing fastOccupancy levels in the capital recently hit their highest rates ever.According to the latest data from hotel industry analysts STR, room occupancy in the capital reached 93.6% in September, highlighting the imbalance between supply and demand in the Dublin hotel market.The hotel will also provide more facilities for the larger number of travellers that are expected to pass through Dublin Airport in the coming years.A recent study found that the facility was Europe’s fastest growing major airport in the first half of the year.Passenger numbers at the hub also hit a record high of 25 million in 2015, beating the previous height of 23 million set in 2008.This number is expected to rise. To cope with the demand, the state-owned DAA recently announced it will start work on a second runway at the airport, which will cost about €320 million to build and is expected to be completed by 2020.Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ie Oct 27th 2016, 3:00 PM 33,724 Views http://jrnl.ie/3049324 Take me to Fora Short URL By Fora Staff One of Ireland’s biggest hotels is set to be built on the doorstep of Dublin Airport The facility will have 400 beds and will be less than 100 metres away from Terminal 2. Thursday 27 Oct 2016, 3:00 PM 39 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Finance Minister Yiorgos Papaconstantinou outlined what he called the 10 most significant challenges facing the Greek economy in 2011, saying: “we have a lot of work ahead, we have structural reforms to ensure the sustainability of reducing deficits and viability of the country’s public finances”.Speaking to reporters, the Greek minister sounded “open” to a possibility of extending the repayment period of loans received by the 110-billion-euro support mechanism, although he stressed that no decision over an extension has been taken. Moreover, he dismissed speculation of additional loans from 2013 onwards.Papaconstantinou stressed that Greece’s aim was to return to capital markets in 2011, saying “we are doing our job. The rest will come in due time, depending on how things are going”.Additionally, Papaconstantinou categorically reassured that “there is no issue of dismissals in the public sector”, saying that transfer of workers in the public sector would not be counted as new hirings. The Greek minister thanked his colleagues in government for their cooperation with the troika experts, while he criticised the opposition for its stance.Amongst others, Papaconstantinou ticked off the 10 biggest challenges facing the economy in the coming year, including:1. Better management and control of public spending, drafting a medium-term fiscal strategic framework for the period 2012-2014 aimed at reducing the fiscal deficit from 17 billion euros to 6.4 billion euros.2. Combating tax evasion via provisions envisioned in draft law on tax legislation, such as accelerating tax trials, restructuring the finance ministry and merging tax agencies.3. Reducing public sector enterprises’ deficits through the closure and merger of organisations. Loss-making enterprises will have to reduce their workforce but not with dismissals but with workers’ transfers.4. Reforming the public sector. The minister said 40,000 employees will leave the public sector in 2010 and around 8,000 new hirings will be made in 2011 with priority given to education, health and insurance. A new payroll system for the public sector will be operational by the end of 2011.5. Cutting overspending in health.6. Industrial relations. A new draft bill will be presented by the end of the year giving business agreements more power over sector agreements within certain limits without hitting the minimum wage.7. Opening up of regulated professions. A draft bill will be approved in the first quarter of 2011.8. Business environment-growth. An action plan to deregulate energy markets will be presented by the end of 2011.9. Financial sector. Restructuring ATEbank (in the fourth quarter of 2010) and operational division of a Savings and Loans Fund (first quarter of 2011).10. Better management of state real estate property-privatisations with the aim to raise 7.0 billion euros in the 2011-2013 period and at least 1.0 billion euros in 2011.Papaconstantinou said Greece was and will continue to be in a volatile international environment with great difficulties resulting to fluctuations in bond yield spreads. He said that an updated memorandum will be signed with the troika within the next 10 days. Source: ANAlast_img read more

first_imgUn lycée de l’espace labellisé en Haute-GaronneSaint-Orens, France – Ce jeudi, la charte du premier “lycée de l’espace” a été signée à Saint-Orens en Haute-Garonne. Cet établissement désormais labellisé proposera plusieurs heures de cours sur le thème de l’espace.La charte a été signée par le rectorat, le Conseil régional, et le Centre national d’études spatiales (Cnes), pour décerner au lycée de Saint-Orens le label de l’espace. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAL’établissement proposera un “enseignement d’exploration” de trois heures en classe de seconde a expliqué à l’AFP Pierre Donnadieu, proviseur du lycée Pierre-Paul Riquet. Et d’indiquer que ce module vise à “sensibiliser les élèves à tout ce que recouvrent les activités spatiales”.Parmi les thèmes qui seront abordés lors de ces cours, les lycéens seront initiés à la cosmologie, étudieront la naissance de la vie et de l’univers, les images satellites et le développement durable ou encore les missions spatiales et les vols habités. Cet enseignement d’exploration a été baptisé LST2E (Lettres, sciences et technologie, économie et espace).Outre les cours, les élèves pourront également participer à des activités culturelles en lien avec le thème de l’espace et bénéficieront d’échanges avec d’autres établissements étrangers spécialisés dans ce thème.Le 11 juin 2010 à 17:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Ultra Music Festival 2018 Headliners Announced ultra-music-festival-2018-phase-1-lineup-armin-van-buuren-rl-grime-more Ultra Music Festival 2018 Phase 1 Lineup: Armin Van Buuren, RL Grime, & More News Email Read more The 20th installment of ULTRA Music Festival will take place on March 23–25, 2018, at Miami’s Bayfront Park. Some GA and VIP tickets are still available but are likely to sell out soon.Moby Announces New 2018 Album, First Single “Like A Motherless Child” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Inside Miami Music Week with top DJs The first batch of top tier DJs, live headliners, and supporting acts for the 20th installment of ULTRA Music Festival have been announcedBrian HaackGRAMMYs Dec 19, 2017 – 1:29 pm The first phase of headliners and supporting acts for the 20th-anniversary installment of the massive three-day electronic dance festival ULTRA has officially been announced. Many of the biggest names in dance music, including previous ULTRA headliners, are featured heavily in the phase one announcement, which touches all major dance/electronic genres fairly evenly. Names like Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, Eric Prydz, RL Grime, Empire Of The Sun, the Crystal Method, Infected Mushroom, and Marshmello are certainly no surprises for any dance festival lineup these days.But there are a few unexpected bookings as well, with controversial rap/hip-house artist Azealia Banks joining the live headliners group alongside the somewhat surprising inclusion of the Wailers and Julian Marley. (How might a classic reggae act play off against a surrounding sea of thumping bass music?) There’s also Porter Robinson’s mysterious new hard house/trancestyle project VIRTUAL SELF. Twitter last_img read more

first_img SBI website The State Bank of India headquarters in Mumbai, March 14, 2016.Reuters fileState Bank of India (SBI) has slashed interest rates on home loans effective from January 1, 2017, after reducing the marginal cost of lending rate (MCLR) by a steep 90 basis points to 8 percent. The decision follows deposit surge after demonetisation, making the cost of funds cheaper for banks.The reduction in home loans varies for gender (lower for women) and amount. Home loans are linked to one-year MCLR and therefore new home loan borrowers can be assured of the rate for at least 12 months.Read: Realty stocks slide over possible crackdown on illegal propertiesWomenIn the floating rate category, the interest rate for loans up to Rs 75 lakh is 8.60 percent per annum, while for loans above that limit, it will be 8.65 percent.OthersIn the floating rate category, the interest rate for loans up to Rs 75 lakh is 8.65 percent per annum, while for loans above that limit, it will be 8.70 percent.The rates go up for both categories of borrowers under the bank’s Home Loan (Max Gain) Floating Rate option.Other lenders, both in the private and the public sector, are expected to announce similar reduction given the changed dynamics of deposit-credit triggered by demonetisation in November last year.”We are flush with funds and credit offtake is nil. The expectation is that it will help us in increasing the loan portfolio because, otherwise, a lot of money is going into treasuries, low-yielding instruments. As a result, if the credit offtake improves, the impact will be neutralised,” Rajnish Kumar, managing director, SBI, told BloombergQuint.The fall in lending rates is more than what was expected, according to brokerage house Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd. “PSU Banks like SBI and PNB announced a cut in lending rates. Overall interest rates were expected to move lower but the cuts seem sharper than expected,” it said in a note on Monday.Interest subvention announced by PM ModiIn his address to the nation on December 31, 2016, after the end of the 50-day deadline for returning the banned denominations (relaxed for certain categories), Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced interest subvention for home loan borrowers to spur affordable housing.”Two new middle income categories have been created under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana in urban areas. Loans of up to 9 lakh rupees taken in 2017, will receive interest subvention of 4 per cent. Loans of up to 12 lakh rupees taken in 2017, will receive interest subvention of 3 per cent.”In addition to this, another scheme is being put in place for the neo middle and middle class in rural areas. Loans of up to 2 lakh rupees taken in 2017, for new housing, or extension of housing in rural areas, will receive an interest subvention of 3 per cent,” he declared.last_img read more

first_imgIndia beat PakistanReutersFormer Pakistani cricketer Sikander Bakht stated that India may intentionally lose in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on June 30 at Edgbaston so that Pakistan do not qualify for the semi-finals. This statement of the former cricket comes after the statement of another former Pakistani cricketer Basit Ali who stated the same and came out with a conspiracy theory.Bakht, who played 26 Tests and 27 ODIs for Pakistan stated that the Men in Blue will start loosing after they have sealed the semi-final berth so that Pakistan cannot get through.Basit Ali earlier had also claimed that India do not want Pakistan in the semi-finals so they will lose their matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.A video shared by Pakistan journalist Saj Sadiq featuring Bakht in a Pakistan news channel had him saying, ” If India are already through, they will in their final match allow the opponents to win to ensure that Pakistan are knocked-out.”Former Pakistan bowler Sikander Bakht “If India are already through, they will in their final match allow the opponents to win to ensure that Pakistan are knocked-out” #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/LNrwGgsrTo— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 28, 2019India defeated arch-rival Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) in a rain-hit encounter in Manchester. The most awaited match became a one-sided affair as the Indian team did not let Pakistan get into the game. Indian opener Rohit Sharma scored yet another ton in the tournament. He scored 140 runs and was supported by Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. India are on the verge of qualification after beating West Indies in their last fixture. They will face England, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka next. The Virat Kohli led squad need to win a match to secure qualification. The Men in Blue are placed second on the table with 11 points.On the other hand, Pakistan have an uphill task in their hands. They are placed sixth on the table with seven points from seven games. They have to beat Afghanistan and Bangladesh to qualify for the next stage. At the same time they need other results to favour them especially they will want India to beat England, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.last_img read more

first_imgIn separate incidents, a schoolgirl has been raped allegedly by an intern at a hospital and a minor girl by an imam in Sylhet, and a newlywed housewife gang-raped in Kushtia, reports UNB.In Sylhet, an intern of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital was arrested on Monday allegedly for raping a schoolgirl at the hospital.The arrestee is Makkam Ahmed Mahi, an intern at the ENT department of the hospital and son of Mokhlesur Rahman of Muktagachha upazila in Mymensingh district.Officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station Golam Sadek Kawsar Dastagir said they arrested Mahi at noon while the victim was admitted to the One-stop Crisis Centre (OCC) of the hospital.He said the girl was with her sick grandmother at the hospital. Around 3:00am on Monday, she went to the doctor’s room to get the prescription understand. However, Mahi who was on duty at that time raped the girl.As the girl narrated the incident to her parents in the morning, they lodged a complaint with hospital director AKM Mahbubul Haq.Later, the hospital authorities handed Mahi to police.The hospital director said they will form a probe committee to look into the incident.Besides, police arrested a mosque imam from Hazarik village in Jakiganj upazila on Sunday night for rapping an eight-year-old girl.The arrestee is Hafiz Hasan, 25, son of Kutub Ali of Daulatpur village in the upazila. He was the imam of Hazarichak Paschim Jam-e-Mosque.Habibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Jakiganj police station, said Hafiz tactfully took the girl to his room on the veranda of the mosque on Sunday and raped her there.Later, he fed the victim with sleeping pills and dumped her beneath his bed. The victim was rescued in an unconscious condition in the evening.In Kushtia, a newlywed housewife was reportedly gang-raped for three days after being abducted from Ramanathpur village in Khoksa upazila.Victim’s uncle alleged that local mason Dobir Sheikh, son of Habibur Rahman of the village, had long been harassing the victim after his proposal to marry her was rejected by the family. The family instead married her to a youth of nearby village recently.Dabir and his associates abducted the housewife on Saturday morning while she was coming to visit her father’s house.They took her to an undisclosed location and raped her keeping her confined there, the uncle alleged.The alleged rapists abandoned the victim at his house on Monday morning, he said.Talukdar Asaduzzaman, officer-in-charge of Khoksa police station, said he went to visit the victim at Kushtia General Hospital but she was to speak.last_img read more

first_imgBy Tiffany Ginyard, Special to the AFRO(Updated 01/29/2019) – When skaters gather, 11 p.m., Jan. 19 (due to inclement weather the date was postponed to Feb. 16) at the historic Shake and Bake Center in Upton, it will be for much more than the fun and sport of the skate. It will also be to honor the legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.The Shake and Bake Skate Committee is hosting this first annual MLK Appreciation event, the first of its kind since the doors of the historic “family fun center” were re-opened in March, 2018, to re-establish Shake and Bake as a hub for community engagement, family gathering and youth empowerment.“The purpose of this event is to continue raising awareness in the community about what we [the committee] are all about–unifying the residents in the neighborhood with the skate community,” said committee president, Mary Thomas, who is not a native Baltimorean, but has laid down roots in the vibrant skate community comprised of skate clubs, and “rollers” from all corners of the DMV, individuals whose dedication to the art, craft, and camaraderie of roller skating range from six months to 66 years.The committee has hosted a community outreach event every month since its grand-reopening under the management of Baltimore City Department of Parks and Recreation, including community appreciation night, fundraisers for breast cancer research, neighborhood clean-ups, and holiday dinners for neighborhood residents.The life of Dr. King was guided by virtues of courageous self-expression, compassion and cooperation, as is the culture of Baltimore’s diverse skate community. These are principles that  not only make for a safe and orderly environment for people to get their roll on, but that translate into a message of peace, harmony and well being outside the rink. It’s a message, Thomas says, the skate community wants to impart to the people in the Upton/Penn-North communities, where The Bake is anchored as a safe haven for young people.“As long as we keep focused on uniting and not division,” Thomas said of the intention of the MLK Late Skate, and the committee’s overall mission. “People will continue to come together. That’s all we need. Skating is how we do that. Standing on eight wheels and rolling around the rink can be pretty challenging. It was for all of us at one time. And so we unite around getting better.”The late skate is for adults 21 and over. Tickets are $10. A continental breakfast will be served. Late Skate at ‘The Bake’Honoring King’s Legacy of Compassion and Cooperationlast_img read more

first_imgOctober 21, 2009 2 min read This story appears in the November 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Wireless internet access, for all its charms, remains a fickle friend. Not everyone can afford a 3G mobile broadband-equipped laptop, and Wi-Fi hotspots are neither ubiquitous nor always reliable. (When Wi-Fi access runs slow at the coffeehouse, count the accusing stares that shoot back and forth over the lattes as everyone tries to figure out who is watching Hulu.)Like so many things, wireless internet would be better if you could have it to yourself. You may be able to with the MiFi 2200 Wi-Fi device being offered by Verizon Wireless and Sprint. The MiFi is a pocket-sized router/modem made by Novatel Wireless that converts a 3G signal to Wi-Fi. That allows Wi-Fi devices within 30 square feet to link to the internet, provided it has the MiFi’s network access code.Michael Ross, director of business distribution for Verizon Wireless, says the MiFi could be valuable when a business needs a temporary office. “For example, if a small-business construction customer needs to be on the job site, a MiFi set up in an administrative trailer could mean the administrative assistant is accessing company e-mail, the project manager is using a laptop to get to the internet for information, and the operations manager is reviewing behind the firewall inventory shipment schedules,” he says. (Presumably, no one here is watching Hulu.)The MiFi costs $100 from Verizon Wireless and Sprint, and the monthly service plan is similar to what you would get from a 3G plan: 250 MB for about $40 (some 3G plans offer only 50 MB for that price), or 5 GB for about $60. It offers about five hours of full internet use, and 40 hours on standby before needing a recharge.Capable of supporting as many as five connections, the MiFi can be a bridge for all those with multiple Wi-Fi accounts, mobile broadband accounts and devices to be connected to the internet at the same time. You could even share the signal with someone you don’t know at all, if that’s how you roll. –D.O. Listen Now Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. How Success Happenslast_img read more

first_img Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Related Content Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Cardiac Imaging | January 05, 2017 Cardiac MRI Shows Short-Term Sleep Deprivation Affects Heart Function Study reveals ill effects of 24-hour work shifts January 5, 2017 — Too little sleep takes a toll on your heart, according to a new study presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 27-Dec. 1 in Chicago.People who work in fire and emergency medical services, medical residencies and other high-stress jobs are often called upon to work 24-hour shifts with little opportunity for sleep. While it is known that extreme fatigue can affect many physical, cognitive and emotional processes, this is the first study to examine how working a 24-hour shift specifically affects cardiac function.”For the first time, we have shown that short-term sleep deprivation in the context of 24-hour shifts can lead to a significant increase in cardiac contractility, blood pressure and heart rate,” said study author Daniel Kuetting, M.D., from the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany.For the study, Kuetting and colleagues recruited 20 healthy radiologists, including 19 men and one woman, with a mean age of 31.6 years. Each of the study participants underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging with strain analysis before and after a 24-hour shift with an average of three hours of sleep.”Cardiac function in the context of sleep deprivation has not previously been investigated with CMR strain analysis, the most sensitive parameter of cardiac contractility,” Kuetting said.The researchers also collected blood and urine samples from the participants and measured blood pressure and heart rate.Following short-term sleep deprivation, the participants showed significant increases in mean peak systolic strain (pre = -21.9; post = -23.4), systolic (112.8; 118.5) and diastolic (62.9; 69.2) blood pressure and heart rate (63.0; 68.9). In addition, the participants had significant increases in levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroid hormones FT3 and FT4, and cortisol, a hormone released by the body in response to stress.Although the researchers were able to perform follow-up examinations on half of the participants after regular sleep, Kuetting noted that further study in a larger cohort is needed to determine possible long-term effects of sleep loss.”The study was designed to investigate real-life work-related sleep deprivation,” Kuetting said. “While the participants were not permitted to consume caffeine or food and beverages containing theobromine, such as chocolate, nuts or tea, we did not take into account factors like individual stress level or environmental stimuli.”As people continue to work longer hours or work at more than one job to make ends meet, it is critical to investigate the detrimental effects of too much work and not enough sleep. Kuetting believes the results of this pilot study are transferable to other professions in which long periods of uninterrupted labor are common.”These findings may help us better understand how workload and shift duration affect public health,” he said.Co-authors on the study are Andreas Feisst, M.D., Rami Homsi, M.D., Julian A. Luetkens, M.D., Daniel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., Hans H. 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first_imgThe pope has been active in urging compassion, including for those historically shunned by the Church, and for calling for action against economic inequality and environmental degradation.In general, U.S. respondents say they approve of those efforts, with 54 percent wanting him to “continue as he has been” and another 23 percent urging him to be even more active.‘A revolution of tenderness’During his Cuba visit, Francis discreetly refrained from chastising the communist regime for its crackdowns on dissidents and curbs on civil liberties.Before leaving the island on Tuesday, Francis said mass in Cuba’s second city Santiago, cradle of the Castros’ uprising against dictator Fulgencio Batista, calling for a new kind of “revolution.”Speaking at a basilica to Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Cuba’s patron saint — a mixed-race Mary that symbolizes the island’s intertwined Spanish and African roots — he praised her as the embodiment of a “revolution of tenderness.”He urged Cubans to follow her example “to build bridges, to break down walls, to sow seeds of reconciliation,” in comments that appeared to allude to the nascent reconciliation across the Florida Straits.Francis then addressed an audience of families, asking for their prayers as he prepares for a synod on the family next month that has unleashed internal conflicts among the Roman Catholic clergy over sensitive issues such as divorce, homosexuality and unmarried couples. Facebook Comments Related posts:Pope Francis tells bishops that clergy abuse must not be repeated Pope Francis meets the Castros after mass on iconic Havana square In Castros’ home region, Pope Francis praises Church ‘sacrifices’ When Pope Francis visits Cuba, he’ll find many priests aren’t Cuban See also: 5 things Pope Francis gets totally right about climate changeANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, U.S. – Pope Francis arrived in the United States on Tuesday for his first visit — a historic six-day trip to the spiritual home of capitalism after his tour of communist-ruled Cuba.The 78-year-old Argentine pontiff stepped onto U.S. soil for the first time at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, where he was greeted by President Barack Obama and his family, as well as Vice President Joe Biden.U.S. Catholic leaders and a select crowd of several hundred well-wishers were on hand to greet the pope, who wore his traditional papal whites and waved to the cheering crowd. A small group of children from Catholic schools in the Washington area were brought forward to welcome the pontiff.Obama will host the Jesuit pope at the White House on Wednesday. Francis will make two key speeches during his visit, addressing Congress on Thursday and the United Nations on Friday.On the plane from Cuba to the United States, the pope told reporters that he would not specifically raise Washington’s embargo on Havana in his speech before U.S. lawmakers, but expressed his opposition to it.“The Holy See is against this embargo, but it is against all embargoes,” he said.Topics will include critiques of the dominance of finance and technology; a condemnation of world powers over the conflicts gripping the planet; appeals to protect and welcome immigrants; and climate change, according to Vatican sources.The visit will take place under tight security, with U.S. authorities on top alert to handle the complexities of protecting a pope who insists on traveling in an open vehicle to be closer to the masses.Authorities are facing a particular security headache in New York, where Francis plans to criss-cross Manhattan at a time when 170 world leaders will be in town for the U.N. General Assembly.He will preside over an inter-faith ceremony at Ground Zero, visit a Harlem Catholic school and greet crowds on a procession through Central Park.He will wrap up his trip Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia at an international festival of Catholic families. Supporters cheer for Pope Francis after he arrives from Cuba on Sept. 22, 2015 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFPRepublican congressman no one’s heard of doesn’t like Pope FrancisThe pope arrived from Cuba, where he visited three cities in four days, said three masses before adoring crowds and met President Raúl Castro and his big brother Fidel, the men who have ruled the communist island since its 1959 revolution.The pontiff, the first from Latin America, played a key role in brokering the recent rapprochement between Washington and Havana, which resulted in the restoration of diplomatic ties in July after more than half a century.In the United States, he will find a U.S. public that widely respects him, but has a less favorable view of the Catholic Church. While 81 percent of Catholics have a positive view of the Church, only 55 percent of U.S. citizens as a whole do, according to a new poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News earlier this month.But for some critics, the dominant themes of his papacy — his critique of consumerism, calls to embrace poverty and condemnation of a “throwaway culture” — sound suspiciously like an indictment of the U.S. way of life.That was underlined ahead of his trip when relatively unknown dentist and Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, who is Catholic, declared he would boycott the pontiff’s historic address to Congress to protest his “leftist” views. (Gosar, apparently, is busy anyway, at the Copper State Shooting Range with one of those annoying toy dogs, according to his Twitter account.)center_img Enjoying some time with one of my 4-legged furry constituents at the Copper State Shooting Range. #AZ04 pic.twitter.com/csrmjUsWvP— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) September 22, 2015last_img read more

first_imgJW Marriott Hotel Bangkok welcomes new DOSM Nicolas AugerJW Marriott Hotel Bangkok welcomes new DOSM Nicolas AugerJW Marriott Hotel Bangkok is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Nicolas Auger as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. In his new role, Nicolas will oversee the sales and marketing efforts for the property.Nicolas joins the hotel with over 22 years of hospitality experience and extensive knowledge of the luxury market. Nicolas comes to Bangkok from Washington D.C. where he supported the 14 Marriott hotels of Paris as US based – Multi-properties Director of Sales. Prior to the US experience, he served 5 years as the Market Director of Sales in Paris and 2 years as Dual Property Director of Sales and Marketing for 2 Courtyard hotels in Paris. Other experiences include Starwood Hotels and Hilton Hotels in Paris, Preferred Hotel Group in Milan or The Waldorf Towers in New York City.With his new tenure in Bangkok, Nicolas is expected to work closely with his team to uplift the hotel’s performance in this competitive business environment.“I am delighted to be in Bangkok and to be a part of this dynamic team,” said Nicolas. “This is going to be a big year for JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok. We will be celebrating the hotel’s prestigious legacy of its 20th anniversary and other exciting developments coming up. There is so much potential for the hotel. I am eager to see what the team will be able to achieve together.”Located in the heart of Bangkok, JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok is a long-time favorite for travelers into Bangkok, either for business or leisure visit. The hotel boasts 441 superior accommodations, world-class Executive Lounge, fully equipped JW’S Health Club and Spa, 11 state-of-the-art meeting facilities with over 1,330 sqm of meeting and banquet space, and 9 well-known F&B dining outlets inclusive of the reputable New York Steakhouse, Tsu Contemporary Japanese Cuisine and Nami Teppanyaki Steakhouse.About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand’s philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brand’s commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are more than 80 JW Marriott hotels in over 28 countries. JW Marriott is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards®, in which members can link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. Source = JW Marriott Hotel Bangkoklast_img read more

first_imgA leading cloud-based hospitality distribution specialist, STAAH took home the Excellence in International Business with India Award at a star-studded function in Auckland’s SKYCITY Hotel. The prestigious award was presented to the STAAH team along with Gavin Jeddo, Founding Director, STAAH by Bill English, Former Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party.“We are delighted to win this award. It has been a massive two years of growth for us, both in technology and clients, and India is at the centre of it, leading from the front,” said Jeddo.STAAH won in the Excellence in International Business with India category, which celebrates outstanding growth in sales to customers in India and other global markets outside New Zealand through key operations in India or growth in sales from goods and services imported from India.last_img read more

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Bank of Commerce Mortgage Changes Name Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-03-13 Tory Barringercenter_img Effective immediately, Bank of Commerce Mortgage will be called simply “”Commerce Mortgage””:http://www.commercemtg.com/.[IMAGE]According to a press release, the name change is “”consistent with the terms of the re-acquisition of 51 percent of the equity back from Bank of Commerce Holdings,”” which sold back the ownership position to the partners of Simonich Corporation, Scott Simonich and Mario De Tomasi.””2012 was a milestone year for the company. Positive changes, internal growth and external expansion redefined the positioning of our organization. It is a perfect time to change our name to better reflect our core competencies within the market,”” said Simonich, Commerce Mortgage’s CEO. “”We feel the new name will more effectively connect our primary business purpose with consumers–as well as within the real estate community.””As the business grows, it plans to open five new locations across California and Colorado by the end of the first quarter. Those locations will bolster the growth already started last year, which saw the opening of four new branches.””In an environment of complex government regulation, our continued investment in technologies has enabled us to streamline our processes to be efficient while ensuring regulatory compliance. This allows us to help make the dream and experience of home ownership a satisfying one for all our customers,”” said De Tomasi, CFO. “”We believe this direction will further position Commerce Mortgage as a leader in the mortgage services industry.””Commerce Mortgage is headquartered in San Ramon, California. March 13, 2013 435 Views last_img read more

first_imgHelvoirt, the Netherlands – A change in luxury spending habits caused by the recession has helped the international art and antiques market weather the global economic storm, according to a press release received by Elite Traveler.This is revealed by a new report commissioned by The European Fine Art Foundation which organises The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) to be held in the Dutch city of Maastricht in the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre) from March 12-21, 2010. The report The International Art Market 2007-2009, Trends in the Art Trade during Global Recession has been prepared by Dr. Clare McAndrew, a cultural economist specialising in the fine and decorative art market and founder of Arts Economics. The price of the report is €15 and can be ordered at www.tefaf.com (click on shop).According to the report, wealthy buyers have been moving away from expensive cars, yachts and jets in favor of assets with long-term tangible value such as art and antiques. These ‘investments of passion’ have meant that, although the world market in art and antiques has suffered during the economic downturn, it has performed far better than expected.“As economically recessive conditions in many countries have led to a reduction in incomes, demand for and consumption of many luxury goods has also contracted,” says the report, the latest in a series of important annual studies commissioned by TEFAF. It adds that the world financial crisis produced a drop in the number of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) – people with investable assets of at least US$1 million. Nevertheless the share of art in HNWIs-‘investments of passion’ actually rose from 20% in 2006 to 25% in 2008, as investors looked to find assets that had a more enduring value.“The geographical distribution of wealth has also worked in favour of the art market. While most of the older Western economies are currently in recession, many of the new art markets are still showing positive growth, with China and India at rates of 9% and 6% respectively in 2009.”Among the key findings of the report are:§ In 2008, total sales in the global market for fine and decorative art reached just over €42.2 billion, down over 12% from its peak in 2007 of €48.1 billion. In 2009, sales are estimated to have slipped further, dropping by about 26% to €31.3 billion. However sales in 2009 are still well above any year of the arts market’s history before 2006.§ Just under 50% of the value of all transactions in the global market took place in the EU in 2008, which then achieved a total market turnover of €20.7 billion.§ The US and UK continued to dominate the global art and antiques market in 2008, with a share of respectively 35% and 34% of the value of all transactions.§ China has continued to gain share in the global market. Since 2007, it achieved the third largest sales worldwide. The Chinese art market bucked the trend in the rest of the world and increased aggregate sales in 2009 by 12%, boosting its share of the global art market to 14% (US 30%, UK 29%).§ The auction market for Contemporary art grew from €92 million in 2002 to €915 million in 2008. Just as it had been a leader in the expansive phase of the art market, the Contemporary sector has also fared worse than other sectors, dropping by 60% to €378 million.§ More traditional categories have performed well throughout the last few years. Old Master paintings, for example, are now regarded as a strong sector in which to collect and invest.TEFAF Maastricht:The world’s most influential art and antiques fair will have a record number of 263 exhibitors from 17 countries when it opens at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Center) in the southern Netherlands from March 12-21, 2010. Exhibitors will show some 30,000 works of art and antiques, covering some 5,000 years of history, including modern and contemporary art.last_img read more

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