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  • NFL players help pay bail for immigration activist jailed by ICE after reciting poem against family separations

    first_imgAugust 15, 2019 /Sports News – National NFL players help pay bail for immigration activist jailed by ICE after reciting poem against family separations Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailChiccoDodiFC/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — An undocumented immigration activist was freed from an ICE detention center in Southern California nearly three months after he was first detained, thanks to the help of some NFL players and multiple organizations, his lawyers said.Jose Bello, 22, was released from the Mesa Verde ICE Detention Center in Bakersfield on Monday, according to a press release from the ACLU of Southern California. He was arrested by ICE in May after he presented a poem he wrote criticizing family separations and the Trump administration at a public forum on immigration issues.  His $50,000 bond was paid for by Josh Norman, a cornerback for the Washington Redskins, and Demario Davis, a linebacker for the New Orleans Saints.“For 87 days we kept a man from his freedom & family for reciting a poem,” Davis tweeted on Tuesday. “Yesterday he was able to post bail. This dehumanizing, psychological torture needs to stop. And we can stop it.”Norman called Bello’s story “unfortunately … not unique.”“ICE is using detention and deportation as weapons to silence immigrant activists and I’ve seen this 1st hand through our work at the border with my brother,” Norman tweeted, referring to his and Davis’ work together.Davis and Norman are members of the Players Coalition, a group of professional athletes working to improve social justice and racial equality. The New York Immigrant Freedom Fund and the National Bail Fund Network also contributed to paying Bello’s bail.A spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could not immediately be reached for comment.Bello’s arrest came about two days after he recited a poem at a Kern County public forum on the impact of California’s sanctuary laws, The poem, which was subsequently posted to YouTube by the ACLU, accused those in power of causing fear through separation.“We don’t want your jobs. We don’t your money. We’re here to work, pay taxes and study,” Bello said in his poem on May 14.“It’s time to begin standing up for what’s right,” he continued. “Criminalizing children, separating families. ‘Our national security.’ Does that make it alright? No it doesn’t and it won’t.” The poem was called “Dear America.”He was unable to pay his own bail because his job as a farm worker only brings in about $20,000 a year, the ACLU said.Bello said he saw his “whole future go out the window” while he was in ICE custody, he told Bakersfield ABC affiliate KERO-TV.The American Civil Liberties Union Foundations of Southern California and Northern California filed a federal lawsuit on Bello’s behalf, charging that ICE violated his free speech rights.Norman said that Bello was exercising his first amendment right to free speech by reciting the poem.“If he was detained for reciting a peaceful poem then we should really ask ourselves, are our words truly free? This is America right? Where the 1st Amendment is freedom of speech unless I missed the memo somewhere,” Normal said in a statement.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Guido Goldman dies at age 83

    first_imgGuido Goldman’s began his service to Harvard by pulling in one of the biggest political names of his time. As a graduate student, the Zurich-born Goldman worked with Henry Kissinger ’50, A.M. ’51, Ph.D. ’54, to establish the German Research Center. From then until 1994, Goldman and Professor Stanley Hoffman helmed the center as its founding director, steering it as it became the Program on Western Studies, the Center for European Studies (CES), and finally the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies — this at the same time he taught as a senior lecturer in government and, later, the center’s director of the Program for the Study of Germany.Goldman died Nov. 30 at age 83. He left behind an indelible mark on Harvard and the field of European studies, having forged enduring partnerships between Germany and the U.S. that continue to foster trans-Atlantic interchange and understanding.A man with a brilliant mind, modest manner, and great conviviality, Goldman was born on Nov. 4, 1937, the son of a German mother, Alice Gottschalk, and Nahum Goldmann, co-founder of the World Jewish Congress and president of the World Zionist Organization. The family fled to the U.S. in 1940. Goldman entered Harvard College and joined Winthrop House, graduating summa cum laude in 1959 and earning a doctorate in government in 1969 with a prize-winning dissertation on “Heavy Industry and Foreign Policy in the Weimar Republic.”Goldman’s contributions to public life in the United States were prodigious. As a young man, he was the primary force behind establishing the German Marshall Fund (GMF), an institution dedicated to improving trans-Atlantic understanding. It was Goldman’s initiative that led German Chancellor Willy Brandt to announce a major foundational gift to the GMF and a significant endowment for CES at Harvard’s Commencement on June 5, 1972, the 25th anniversary of the Marshall Plan. Guido served the GMF for 40 years as the founding chair of its board, a period during which he was also an important contributor to German-American relations and a board member of the American Council on Germany, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Atlantic Council of the United States. In 1978, he was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit by the Federal Republic of Germany for his “contributions towards fostering German-American relations.”Goldman also made many contributions to Harvard. Over four decades he helped raise more than $75 million for the University, including multiple endowments for European studies. In 1967, he helped establish the prestigious John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowships and served as the program’s first director. In 1974, he secured a major gift from the Krupp Foundation for an endowed professorship in European studies, the first at Harvard to incorporate funding for graduate fellowships. In 1986, when Harvard was reconsidering usage of Adolphus Busch Hall, Goldman stewarded a generous donation from the de Gunzburg family to renovate the building as the new home for CES and establish an endowment for it. In 1990, Goldman helped negotiate an agreement through which the German government established three Centers of Excellence for German and European Studies at Harvard University, Georgetown University, and University of California, Berkeley. He was also instrumental in raising funds for the McCloy Program at Harvard Kennedy School and for the construction of Otto Werner Hall, an addition to the Fogg Museum that housed Harvard’s collection of expressionist art.In May 2018, Harvard awarded Goldman the Centennial Medal, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ highest honor, for his “lifelong commitment to promoting international peace and prosperity” and “decades of impeccable leadership of the Center for European Studies and service” to his alma mater.Goldman was also a major supporter of the arts, serving for many years on the board and as vice chair of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and helping organize the Dance2Bfit program to fight obesity in primary schools. As the founder of the American Foundation for Textile Art, he assembled and curated the world’s finest collection of Central Asian Ikat art, for which he was elected to the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan in 1998.  After sponsoring many exhibitions of these textiles in twelve American and European museums, in 2005 he donated the bulk of his collection to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. The catalog of his Ikat collection was given the George Wittenborn Memorial Award in 1997.A memorial service to celebrate Goldman’s life and work will be planned as soon as it is possible to convene in person.last_img read more

  • What is an M.2 Card and Why Should I Care?

    first_imgThe M.2 connector, formerly known as Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), isn’t as hard to pronounce as a symbol for a name, but it’s faster in performance than its predecessors.And we’ve seen a lot of interest this week in learning more about what an M.2 add-in card is actually.“The M.2 format is designed for manufacturers to replace a variety of specific devices, do it in a tiny space, and require very little power,” How-to Geek explains. “But actually upgrading to an M.2 drive or accessory requires a little forethought.”That’s why we have created a Dell Knowledge Base article that describes what the M.2 card is and some of the intended supported applications.Direct2Dell is designed to bring you news and stories about Dell people, products, services, partners and customers. Often those customers need support for their Dell products. For that, our Dell Support team continuously updates a library of articles called the Knowledge Base.In an effort to make that information even easier to find when you need it, each Friday I will bring you a list of the most highly reviewed articles with appropriate responses to the latest trends we are seeing in our customer inquiries.With these publications you can stay informed about the latest troubleshooting guides and resolutions across various client system lines.Questions about these issues should be left in our Support Forums where trained staff are available to assist, rather than commenting here on Direct2Dell.You can also contact Dell Customer Service or Dell Technical Support for assistance. And, as always, our @DellCares and @DellCaresPro teams are just a tweet away for help.This week we’ve seen a lot of interest in these topics:Dell Encryption Enterprise or Personal Displays “No boot Device Found” at BIOS POSTTroubleshooting System Lock Ups or FreezesNo Power – No signs of lifeDell computers tested for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and previous versions of Windows 10What is AMD Eyefinity Technology?What is an M.2 add-in card?Installing Linux on Laptops with mSATA Cache drives or Hybrid DrivesHow to install Windows onto a system with mSATABIOS – What it is and How to Download or Update your BIOSIdentifying and installing drivers for Windows 10 on your XPS 13 (9343) portable systemlast_img read more

  • NasDem to nominate Jokowi’s son-in-law as Medan mayoral candidate

    first_img“We will give our utmost support to Bobby. He did well in our survey, too well, even,” Surya told journalists in Medan on Thursday.He added that several people had registered with the party to run in this year’s Medan mayoral race, including incumbent mayor Akhyar Nasution. However, an internal survey revealed that Bobby ranked higher than Akhyar.Read also: Jokowi’s son-in-law meets with Prabowo over Medan mayoral raceSurya denied the party had given its support to Bobby due to his relationship with President Jokowi. The NasDem Party has confirmed its plan to nominate President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s son-in-law, Bobby Afif Nasution, as its candidate for the 2020 Medan mayoral election in North Sumatra.NasDem chairman Surya Paloh said the party decided to give its support to Bobby because the latter had earned the top spot in the party’s recent internal survey. Topics :center_img “He became the President’s son-in-law by a stroke of luck. Why should we even care about that?” Surya said, adding that his son Prananda Surya Paloh would not join the Medan mayoral race.The President’s in-law registered with NasDem’s North Sumatra branch on Jan. 22 to run in the mayoral election. Aside from NasDem, Bobby had also registered with the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Golkar Party.NasDem is unable to nominate Bobby by itself since the party only gained four seats on the Medan Legislative Council. A political party is only eligible to nominate a candidate if it has a total of 10 seats on the legislative council.Such provision would urge NasDem to form a coalition with other parties so it could gain additional seats and fulfill the nomination requirement. (dpk)last_img read more

  • SA economy: quick links by sector

    first_imgAgroprocessing, chemical, energy, engineering, financial, mining, telecoms, tourism, vehicle manufacturing … check out our quick links to doing business in South Africa, arranged by sector.Agroprocessing Dept of Agriculture Dept of Land AffairsAgri South AfricaAgricultural Research CouncilSA Association for Food Science & TechnologyFood, Biological & Chemical TechnologiesSA Sugar AssociationSA Meat Industry CompanyFood and Agricultural OrganisationChemicalSA Chemical InstituteChemical and Allied Industries’ AssociationShellSasolAECIDow SentrachemChemissaChemwebEnergyDept of Minerals and EnergyNational Electricity RegulatorEskomEngineeringSA Association of Consulting EngineersSA Federation of Civil Engineering ContractorsBuilding & Construction Technology (BOUTEK)FinancialReserve BankJSE Securities ExchangeSA Futures ExchangeSA Bond ExchangeMetalsSA Iron and Steel Institute IscorMiningDept of Minerals and EnergySA Chamber of MinesMineral and Technology CouncilMining Technology (MININGTEK)SA Institute of Mining & MetallurgyTelecomsDept. of CommunicationsState Information Technology AgencyIcasaTelkomVodacomMTNCell CSA Broadcasting CorporationInformation and Communications Technologies (ICOMTEK)CSIRTextilesTextile Federation of South AfricaManufacturing & Materials Technology (M&MTEK)TourismDept of Environmental Affairs and TourismSA TourismSA Tourism Services AssociationVehicle manufacturingAuto Industry Export CouncilGauteng Automotive ClusterAuto Industry Development CentreAuto Manufacturers of SAAuto Component ManufacturersNational Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA For more information, see also:GCISMbendiDept of Trade and Industrylast_img read more

  • Africa’s most powerful supercomputer

    first_img29 September 2009South Africa’s newest supercomputer, a Sun Microsystems hybrid, went online in Cape Town earlier this month, providing the local and regional research community with a powerful tool for tackling problems of climate change, energy security and human health.With a peak performance of 31-trillion calculations per second, the hybrid supercomputer is the fastest in Africa and ranks among the top 500 in the world.By using the system, months of computing on research projects can be replaced by weeks, days or even hours of work. It is housed at the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), a unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).“Through the addition of this Sun Microsystems hybrid supercomputer, the CHPC has become a facility that holds its own among the best in the world,” CSIR chief executive Sibusiso Sibisi said in a statement.“It is a resource, along with the other elements of the unfolding national cyber-infrastructure, which provides us as South Africans with the tools and infrastructure to tackle major challenges collaboratively, by drawing on our own and international expertise.”The supercomputer has been installed in the CHPC’s newly refurbished data centre. Green computing interventions have been included in the design and construction of the facility.Technical specificationsAt the core of this computing power is a Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server with 64 SPARC64 VII quad-core processors, and a cluster of four Sun Blade 6048 modular systems.This was delivered in two stages: stage one consisted of one Sun Blade 6048 modular system with 48 Blades based on Intel Xeon E5450 processors, while stage two consisted of three Sun Blade 6048 modular systems that house 144 blades based on the next-generation Intel Xeon processor – codenamed “Nehalem”.At the front end, the CHPC has the Sun visualisation system, which allows for users to assemble and view 3D models of their data.The open storage solution is based on 10 AMD Opteron-powered Sun Fire X4540 open storage servers, providing half a petabyte of data, with the Lustre parallel file system for extreme input/output performance and reliability. Rounding out the hardware part of the solution, all of the components are connected via a Voltaire Infiniband switch.Software for the solution consists of Sun HPC software, Linux Edition, SunVM Ops Center and software from Totalview.“The Sun Microsystems hybrid computer complements the [country’s] existing supercomputers, notably the IBM e1350 Linux-based cluster and the Blue Gene/P system,” the CSIR pointed out.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

  • South Africa’s film industry

    first_imgSouth Africa has a vibrant, growing film industry that is growing in reputation and is competitive internationally.South Africa has had a thriving film industry for over 80 years, with both local and international production companies using local resources, favourable climate conditions and robust infrastructure to bring stories to life on both the big and small screens. (Image: Flickr)Brand South Africa reporterLocal and foreign filmmakers are taking advantage of the country’s diverse, unique locations – as well as low production costs and favourable exchange rate, which make it cheaper to make a movie here than in Europe or the US.The jewel in the industry’s crown is Tsotsi, Gavin Hood’s gritty drama about a young gangster in Soweto, near Johannesburg, which won an Academy Award for best foreign language film in 2006.In 2010, District 9 – an action-packed science-fiction movie about a sub-class of aliens forced to live in the slums of Johannesburg – was nominated for four Academy Awards, including best picture.South Africa also has a growing reputation as a producer for award-winning local content, such as Oscar-nominated Yesterday, the story of the struggles of an HIV-positive mother; and U Carmen E Khayalitsha, a Xhosa- language film which won the Golden Bear award at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival.Building on South Africa’s reputation for quality, creative film making, a string of successful big budget international productions have been filmed here, including Fury Road, the fourth Mad Max film; Blood Diamond with Leonardo DiCaprio; and Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.The Lord of War, the 2005 movie starring Nicholas Cage as a global arms dealer, showcases South Africa’s wealth of breath-taking locations – with Cape Town appearing as 57 different settings in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Sierra Leone and elsewhere.Opportunities abound, with the makers of movies, commercials and other productions being attracted by South Africa’s highly skilled film crews and technicians, excellent technical capacity and infrastructure – as well as the good weather.In this article:Contribution to the economyTelling South African storiesDevelopmentsIncentives and supportContribution to the economyThe government has identified the film industry as a sector with excellent potential for growth, and is regarded as a catalyst for both direct and indirect employment of people from different sectors of the economy.The South African film and television industry contributes around R3.5-billion a year to the country’s economy, according to a 2013 study conducted by the National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture.Download: South African Film Industry Economic Baseline Study, April 2013 [PDF]In 1995, when the country first became a viable location venue for movie and television production, the industry employed around 4 000 people. This has grown to around 25 000 people.The benefits of a burgeoning film industry are clear, especially when it comes to bringing in foreign exchange. Co-productions with international companies result in the direct investment of millions of rands into the economy.South Africa has signed co-production treaties with eight countries: Canada, Italy, Germany, the UK, France, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. This means that any official co-production is regarded as a national production of each co-producing country, making it eligible for any benefits or programmes of assistance available in either country. South Africa also has a memorandum of understanding relating to film with India.Telling South African storiesSouth Africans have been reclaiming their lost histories and are beginning to tell their own stories. The number of local films is increasing steadily each year. In 2009, 13 titles were released; by 2012 this this number had almost doubled, with 24 South African films released locally.Box office successes include Material, a story of a young Muslim man’s quest to make it on the comedy circuit, and Spud, based on John van de Ruit’s best-selling book about a boy in a South African boarding school. Spud 2 was due out in 2013. Fanie Fourie’s Lobola was hailed by Arts Minister Paul Mashatile after it won the audience choice award for the best comedy at the Sedona International Film Festival.Movie websitesFanie Fourie’s Lobola at www.faniefouriemovie.comMaterial at www.materialmovie.comSpud: The Movie at www.spudbooks.co.zaWatch author John van de Ruit talking about taking chances in an ad for Brand South Africa’s Inspiring New Ways campaignSouth Africa’s highest grossing film is Leon Schuster’s Schuks Tshabalala, which made R37-million at the box office in 2010.The government has stressed the importance of film in building the country’s heritage by telling its own stories, and has set about providing an “enabling regulatory framework” to encourage the production of local content.“South African audiences have come to have a healthy demand for good quality local content as has been noted in television trends,” the National Film and Video Foundation points out. “Some of the most popular television shows are locally produced programmes which regularly enjoy the bulk of the audience share over their international counterparts.”Read more: Cape Town and South African film: take oneDevelopmentsInternational filmmakers and producers are the target of the multimillion, Hollywood-style film studio built on the outskirts of Cape Town. A public-private partnership, the fully fledged sound stage complex is designed to meet the needs of both local and international film makers.Shooting of Black Sails, an international pirate drama television series, began in 2013 and is scheduled to run for three to five years at the studios. Other hits shot there include the sci-fi hits Chronicle and Dredd.Website: www.capetownfilmstudios.co.zaSouth African broadcasters also distribute local productions to the rest of Africa through direct sales and a form of bartering, where content is exchanged for advertising airtime. This has helped increase the demand for locally produced television content.Incentives and supportThe state, via the National and Film and Video Foundation, the Industrial Development Corporation and the Department of Trade and Industry, is the chief investor in the local film production industry.There are film commissions in Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban and the Eastern Cape.Department of Trade and IndustryThe DTI offers industry-specific incentives to encourage local-content generation as well as attract international productions.Its film and television production incentives were revised in March 2012.1. Foreign Film and Television Production and Post-Production IncentiveIntended to encourage and attract large-budget films and television productions and post-production work that will contribute towards employment creation, enhancement of South Africa’s international profile, and increase the country’s creative and technical skills base.A 20% tax reduction on production expenditure for foreign productions filmed in South Africa with a budget of R12-million (about $1,3-million) or above.A 22.5% to 25% reduction if filming and post-production takes place in South Africa. Post-production expenditure must be R1,5-million (about $166 000) or above to qualify.2. The South African Film and Television Production and Co-Production IncentiveA rebate of 35% for the first R6-million (about $662 000) spent, and 25% for the remainder of production expenditure.Website: The DTI’s film incentiveNational Film and Video FoundationThe National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) helps the industry access funds, promotes the development of South African film and television audiences, develops talent and skills in the country – with a special emphasis on previously disadvantaged groups – and helps filmmakers represent and market their work internationally.The NFVF offers funding for the production of films and documentaries through repayable loans or grants. It supports South African-owned production companies, and prioritises projects or organisations of national importance and proposals that contain local content and have empowerment or training components.It also funds education and training through various bursaries; awards development funding; and supports applications for marketing and distribution funds, allowing independent producers and distributors access to test screenings and film launches.Website: www.nfvf.co.zaIndustrial Development CorporationA state-owned development financing institution, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) seeks to create a sustainable local film industry.The IDC’s Media and Motion Pictures Strategic Business Unit funds film, broadcasting and post-production projects. Assistance is usually in the form of loan finance, and it will not fund more than 49% of a project.Website: IDC Media and Motion Pictures Strategic Business UnitRegional film commissionsFour regional bodies – the Cape Film Commission, Gauteng Film Commission and Durban Film Office – have been set up to market their cities as location destinations and create enabling environments for film makers.The commissions offer a range of help and advice. The Gauteng Film Commission’s support programmes, for example, include assistance with funding and finance facilitation, as well as negotiation of co-productions and partnership projects with broadcasters.Cape Town: www.capefilmcommission.co.zaGauteng: www.gautengfilm.org.zaDurban: www.durbanfilmoffice.comEastern Cape: www.ecfo.co.zaTax incentivesThe South African Revenue Service, through Section 24F of the Income Tax Act, grants a deduction of the production cost of a film to the film owner. It excludes any deductions for production costs under any other provisions of the Income Tax Act, providing for a film allowance instead. Section 24F also provides that a film owner may deduct a film allowance from his income.Website: www.sars.gov.zaDepartment of Arts and CultureLocal film production is also vigorously promoted by the Department of Arts and Culture. The department funds film production and especially supports documentary film making.Website: www.dac.gov.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

  • Allsorts® Flower Beak Clip Fascinator Weddings Ladies Day Race Royal Ascot – Simple but perfect

    first_imgReviews from purchasers :Simple but perfect Having never had any compulsion to wear anything other than a plain hair-bobble in my hair, i succumbed to pressure to invest in one for a forthcoming ladies day event. I wanted something fairly discrete and didn’t want to spend a lot, so this ticked those boxes, while appearing to be the exact shade of red to match my bag and shoes. I paid 45p for expedited delivery (a bargain in itself) and received the item a couple of days after placing the order. I was delighted on opening the package. The colour and design are perfect and exactly what i was looking for. It comes with both a brooch pin and a small, but strong clip which securely fastens in my long, thick hair. The event is on friday and the weather is forecast to be breezy: whether it remains in my hair under those conditions remains to be seen. Having never had any compulsion to wear anything other than a plain hair-bobble in my hair, i succumbed to pressure to invest in one for a forthcoming ladies day event. I wanted something fairly discrete and didn’t want to spend a lot, so this ticked those boxes, while appearing to be the exact shade of red to match my bag and shoes. I paid 45p for expedited delivery (a bargain in itself) and received the item a couple of days after placing the order. I was delighted on opening the package. The colour and design are perfect and exactly what i was looking for. It comes with both a brooch pin and a small, but strong clip which securely fastens in my long, thick hair. The event is on friday and the weather is forecast to be breezy: whether it remains in my hair under those conditions remains to be seen. Here are the specifications for the Allsorts® Flower Beak Clip Fascinator Weddings Ladies Day Race Royal Ascot:Red Flower Beak Clip FascinatorCome’s with a beak clip attachmentPerfect for weddings, the race’s, ladie’s day and lot’s moreAvailable in a choice of colours in store.Fast free delivery on all product’s. – Allsorts® SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-12-13 22:08:58Reviewed Item Allsorts® Red Flower Beak Clip Fascinator Weddings Ladies Day Race Royal AscotRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  2  reviewsPrice£5.60last_img read more

  • Clippers sign guard Milos Teodosic

    first_imgThe 6-foot-5 (1.96-meter), 195-pound (88-kilogram) guard averaged 16.1 points and 6.8 assists with CSK Moscow last season.Teodosic is likely to back up Patrick Beverley, who was acquired as part of last month’s trade of Chris Paul.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong NCAA: Perpetual brings wrong set of uniform LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Teodosic joins the Clippers after a 13-year career playing in Serbia, Greece and Russia. The 30-year-old led Serbia to a silver medal at last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Official @LAClippers pic.twitter.com/2ZMecReIdq— Milos Teodosic (@MilosTeodosic4) July 10, 2017LOS ANGELES — The Clippers have signed guard Milos Teodosic.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTerms of the deal weren’t announced Monday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • JAMAICA PM says country well position to capitalize on Health and Wellness

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 6, 2017 – Montego Bay – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says health and wellness tourism is a growing market on which Jamaica is uniquely poised to capitalise.Addressing the official opening of the GWest Medical Centre in Fairview, Montego Bay, on November 2, Mr. Holness said the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference in Montego Bay from November 27 to 29 offers the perfect opportunity for the country to showcase the world-class medical facilities and services it now has at its disposal.“The global growth in the flow of patients, health professionals and medical technology across national borders has made medical tourism a thriving sector,” Mr. Holness pointed out.“Jamaica is ideally poised for this growing market, which was valued at approximately US$20 billion in 2016. It is now estimated that it will reach approximately US$47 billion by 2021,” he added.The Prime Minister said the UNWTO conference will offer the forum where Jamaica will be able to highlight how far it has come in the area of health and wellness and its ability to now use it as a strategic marketing tool.“The conference will focus on a larger scale what GWest is in fact showcasing. It will be bringing ideas and capital together to create a valuable offering which will stimulate economic growth, job creation and profitability,” Mr. Holness said.The Prime Minister also noted that Jamaica has a competitive edge as it relates to medical tourism, pointing to “the availability of quality professionals, the island’s strategic location, increasing diagnostic facilities, and, importantly, Government’s support to facilitate growth in this market”.“Jamaica must continue to diversify and expand our tourism product in order to meet emerging market demands.   Travelers today are more discerning.   In some cases, due to ageing and complex health conditions, the availability of world-class health facilities is considered when making decisions to travel for vacation, business or to return home,” he pointed out.The Prime Minister, however, said that even with the best of intentions and all the best-laid plans in the world, unless the crime situation is brought under control, everything, going forward, will continue to be a challenge.“The business community here in Montego Bay is especially sensitive to this reality.   I want to say to the business people that we hear your concerns, and we are doing all that we can and more to ensure that we bring the situation under control very quickly,” he added.The Prime Minister noted that with the help of the business community and other stakeholders in Montego Bay, “we are serious about effecting sustainable, positive transformation”.“Earlier this week, with unwavering support in Parliament, we were able to secure the extension of the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operations for a further 60 days,” Mr. Holness said.“This will give more space to our law-enforcement teams to continue their security work and for the Social Intervention Committee to actually start the social-intervention projects that will see to a long-lasting sustained peace in those areas where the zones are implemented,” he added.The GWest Centre was established by a group of Jamaican medical and business professionals. It is housed in a modern multipurpose commercial complex and provides a wide range of high-quality medical services in the same location.Release: JISlast_img read more