MONTREAL – Jacqueline Desmarais, a longtime supporter of Quebec’s arts scene and the widow of billionaire Paul Desmarais, has died at the age of 89.Her family announced her death in statement today.The Sudbury, Ont., native was one of the greatest supporters of Quebec’s cultural scene, particularly classical music and opera.She was named an officer of the Order of Canada and has received the Order of Quebec and France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour for her philanthropy.Her husband, a business tycoon, died in 2013.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his condolences and praised Desmarais’ contribution to the arts.“Jacqueline Desmarais’ philanthropy and deep commitment to the arts were a lifelong gift to us all,” the tweet read.“Her legacy is immense. Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to her family & friends on her passing.”
In New York City, members of the so-called Board of Design Consultants look over a model of the UN site prior to a press conference on their plans. Second from left is Oscar Niemeyer. UN Photo “I was saddened to learn of the death of Oscar Niemeyer, a towering figure and one of the original architects of United Nations Headquarters,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement.Mr. Niemeyer died on Wednesday at the age of 104. He was responsible for many iconic structures throughout the world, and was the last surviving member of the team of architects that designed the UN Headquarters complex 65 years ago.The Secretary-General lauded Mr. Niemeyer’s career as “exceptionally long and illustrious,” while also noting that it was more than just his stamina and talent that made him an outstanding architect.“He imbued his work with a powerful sense of humanism and global engagement,” the UN chief continued. “I recall my sense of wonder when visiting some of his modernist masterworks in Brasilia, which have been recognized on the UNESCO World Heritage List.”Mr. Ban’s comments were echoed by the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, who saluted the architect for his commitment to “the concerns of the city and an advocate of humanity.” In New York City, members of the so-called Board of Design Consultants look over a model of the UN site prior to a press conference on their plans. Second from left is Oscar Niemeyer. UN Photo Oscar Niemeyer and other architects study one of the preliminary plans for the UN Headquarters construction. UN Photo Oscar Niemeyer during his time as a member of the so-called Board of Design Consultants tasked with drawing up plans for the building of the world body’s permanent headquarters on the East River site in Manhattan, New York City (March 1947). UN Photo Oscar Niemeyer focuses on preliminary architectural plans for the building of UN Headquarters on the East River site in Manhattan. UN Photo ‹ ›“Oscar Niemeyer helped define the 20th century and lay the foundations for the 21st – for all this, he deserves the title of universal artist. As a founder of modern architecture, he gave the cities he loved iconic buildings, hundreds of monuments, recognizable among all, in Paris, Sao Paulo, Rio and, of course, Brasilia,” Ms. Bokova said.“Oscar Niemeyer used to say that he did not care for tributes and he remained active until the very end,” she added. “He was passionate about work and convinced that architecture, before becoming fine arts, had to contribute concretely to living better together in the city and must embody the values of inclusion, solidarity and cooperation.” In a 2009 interview with UN Radio, Mr. Niemeyer had said, “Let me tell you frankly: I believe that life is more important than architecture. What really counts is to build a better world. I think that architecture is only a profession. We need to be interested in other things (beyond that).”The two UN officials made particular mention of the architect’s contribution to the world body’s headquarters complex.“His work in designing United Nations Headquarters stands as his legacy to the world,” said Mr. Ban. “As United Nations staff in New York move back to our newly renovated complex from temporary quarters, we marvel anew at his vision in creating a beautiful and inspiring home from which to carry out our work of service for all humankind.” Both Mr. Ban and Ms. Bokova also expressed their sincere condolences to Mr. Niemeyer’s family, and the people and Government of Brazil.
“Yesterday I say, if they give me an opportunity to continue with the next group, the next campaign I’m sure this team – because we change many players – can increase [in quality]. THE FAI HAVE tonight confirmed that they are considering Giovanni Trapattoni’s position as Ireland manager after the defeats to Sweden and Austria.Just over an hour after the 1-0 defeat in Vienna, the FAI released a statement, saying:“The recent results against Sweden and Austria were very disappointing for everyone involved in Irish football, the manager, the players and supporters.“Our aim of qualification, although mathematically possible, is now highly unlikely even though the team will always do everything within their power to keep that hope alive. The FAI Board of Management will now consider the current position over the coming days.”Earlier, the Italian had appeared to admit defeat in his quest to continue as Ireland manager beyond the 2014 World Cup when interviewed by RTE.Asked if it was time for him to part ways with the job he has held for five years, Trapattoni said:“It’s not my [decision]. Our jobs, the master is the FAI. “But it will be for another manager maybe.”Trapattoni put it to his interviewer, Tony O’Donoghue, that his opinion as a reporter is irrelevant and it is the FAI board who will make the decision. Asked if he wanted to continue in the job for the remaining qualification fixtures, the Italian said:“I don’t know, maybe they’re ready for another manager. I Don’t know. If they want me to continue [while] they decide what to do in this moment. I continue with 100% commitment.”Tomorrow’s scheduled press conference with Trapattoni has been cancelled amid reports that the association has already lined up a replacement.Late Alaba goal effectively ends Ireland’s World Cup hopesPlayer ratings: Here’s how the Ireland team rated against Austria tonight
THE DAIL’S PUBLIC Accounts Committee has been told that it can’t force two former Rehab CEOs to appear before it.The Committee on Procedure and Privileges today declined to give PAC permission to compel Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery to attend a public hearing.The CPP said it received legal advice which formed the view that, “It is only empowered to proceed with the examination of an account audited or report prepared by the Comptroller and Auditor General.”Rehab is not audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General and so it was stated by CPP that, “PAC does not have the legal authority to examine the use of public monies by the Rehab Group.”The PAC had argued that Rehab was using public money to subsidise itself.Both Flannery and Kerins refused to appear before the committee in April when TDs wanted to question them over their use of public funds.However, the CPP did agree to give PAC the power to force three other individuals to appear in relation to a separate investigation over a HSE training fund.Read: PAC will be discussing the CRC today, but who is going to turn up?>
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes Tottenham have what it takes to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title.Eddie Howe saw his side lose 5-0 to Spurs at Wembley on Wednesday, a few days after they thrashed Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park.Spurs are now currently in second place in the league table after Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat at Leicester.Howe can now confidently say that Tottenham will push Liverpool all the way for the league title this season.Pochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“Without a doubt,” Howe told Sky Sports when asked if the North London club is a title contender.“They’ve got the forward players and the creative players that can cause anyone problems. They are in great form and are very clinical – we had equally good chances but didn’t take them.”Tottenham have yet to win a Premier League trophy and the last time they came close was in 2015/2015 season when Leicester City pipped them to the title.
AOL’s week-long TechCrunch saga has apparently ended (or has it?) with the firing of TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington, according to Fortune. The recap: Reports surfaced last week that Arrington was launching a venture capital fund (“CrunchFund”), with an $8 million commitment from AOL. The news prompted a barrage of criticism, with some saying a journalistic enterprise shouldn’t be using its platform to seek investment opportunities, while others said it’s just an example of TechCrunch rewriting the rules and that the tech blog was never really a journalistic endeavor anyway (“Remember that TechCrunch started as VC @arrington’s blog to write about startups,” tweeted BuzzMachine founder Jeff Jarvis. ‘He returns to his roots.”). (In a tweet, Arrington says, “Fortune/CNN at least has the balls to say they want us dead. Other competitors just whine.”) Yesterday, Arrington himself threw down the gauntlet in a post (titled, ‘Editorial Independence’) demanding either editorial independence for TechCrunch or AOL sell the company back (AOL acquired TechCrunch last year for $30 million).”As of late last week TechCrunch no longer has editorial independence,” wrote Arrington. “Some argue that the circumstances demanded it. I disagree. Editorial independence was never supposed to be an easy thing for Aol to give us. But it was never meaningful if it shatters the first time it is put to the test. . .If AOL cannot accept either of these options, and no other creative solution can be found, I cannot be a part of TechCrunch going forward.”However, there’s uncertainty as to whether Arrington is even really gone, notes Fortune, and VentureBeat says that AOL has been “so wishy washy, there’s no telling what will happen now.”
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | June 12, 2017 ASTRO Issues Guideline for Use of Stereotactic Radiation in Early-stage Lung Cancer Guideline addresses recommended use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for selected high-risk clinical presentations in medically inoperable patients News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued a new clinical guideline for the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in early-stage lung cancer today. While SBRT is the current standard of care for peripherally located tumors in patients who cannot undergo surgery, the new guideline addresses the appropriateness of SBRT for medically inoperable patients with high-risk clinical scenarios requiring curative focused therapy. The guideline also reviews the role of SBRT for centrally located tumors because of their unique risks compared to peripheral tumors. The guideline is available as a free access article in Practical Radiation Oncology, ASTRO’s clinical practice journal.SBRT is an advanced type of external beam radiation therapy that uses sophisticated planning techniques to deliver an extremely high dose of radiation very precisely to a tumor. This high degree of precision makes SBRT notably effective at sparing healthy tissues surrounding the tumor, which is particularly important with lung tumors. For patients who are not fit enough for early-stage lung cancer surgery, SBRT presents a viable option for curative-intent treatment since it provides excellent outcomes with low toxicity. Compared to conventional external beam radiation therapy, which is delivered over several weeks, SBRT is typically administered in five or fewer treatment sessions, or fractions.Drawing on data from retrospective and prospective studies and the available randomized clinical trials, the guideline provides evidence-based recommendations regarding the appropriate use of SBRT for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The principal goal of the guideline was to address SBRT for patients unable to tolerate surgery who require customization of SBRT in high-risk clinical scenarios, such as for salvage therapy after previous surgery or radiation therapy, for tumors invading the chest wall or for very large tumors. The guideline also details principles of SBRT directed toward centrally located lung tumors, since treating these tumors carries unique and significant risks when compared to treatment directed at peripherally located tumors. Additionally, although the focus of the guideline was the inoperable patient, the appropriateness of SBRT in the operable patient also was addressed, since it is an area of debate and controversy.The guideline first addresses the appropriateness of SBRT as an alternative to surgery for different subsets of medically operable patients with early-stage NSCLC (e.g., T1-2, N0). Recommendations differ for patients at “high” versus “standard” risk for surgery-related mortality and are as follows:Standard risk: For stage I NSCLC patients with anticipated risk of operative mortality of less than 1.5 percent, SBRT is not recommended as an alternative to surgery outside of clinical trial settings. The recommended treatment for these patients remains lobectomy with systematic mediastinal lymph node evaluation.High risk: For stage I NSCLC patients at greater risk of surgical morbidity or mortality or those who cannot tolerate a lobectomy but are candidates for sublobar resection, discussions about SBRT as an alternative to surgery are endorsed. Providers should inform patients that while short-term, treatment-related risks may be lower with SBRT, long-term outcomes (meaning longer than 3 years) are not yet well-established in the literature.A thoracic surgeon should evaluate any potentially medically operable early-stage NSCLC patient considering SBRT, preferably in a multidisciplinary setting, to reduce potential specialty bias.For medically inoperable patients, recommendations vary based on tumor location, size and type, as well as treatment history. Guidelines are as follows:Centrally located tumors: SBRT for central lung tumors is appropriate, but the associated risks of toxicity are dependent on the total dose and fractionation schedule; SBRT therefore should be delivered usually in four or five fractions as a function of the total dose. In addition to the fractionation chosen, appropriate consideration should be given to the use of stereotactic treatment for centrally located lung tumors close to or involving specific critical structures, such as the airways, heart and esophagus, given the risk for rare but potentially severe adverse events following high-dose treatment in their vicinity. Patients should be informed about alternative regimens using a higher number of lower-dose fractions, as deemed appropriate by the clinical presentation.Large tumors: SBRT is conditionally recommended for tumors larger than five centimeters that are not suitable for surgical resection, although patients should be counseled about the subsequent risk of locoregional and distant failure.Non-biopsied patients: While biopsy should be used whenever possible to confirm malignancy of the tumor, SBRT can be considered for patients who are unable or unwilling to undergo biopsy but have appropriate imaging studies supporting a cancer diagnosis. These cases should be discussed at a multidisciplinary tumor board prior to treatment.Multiple primary lung cancers (MPLCs)/pneumonectomy patients: Patients with a history of previously resected lung cancers, either singly or multiply, and/or who received a pneumonectomy (which is the surgical removal of a whole lung) for prior lung cancer, and now have a new primary tumor in their remaining lung (or lungs) may be considered for SBRT as a curative-intent treatment option, although lung toxicity rates from SBRT may be higher as a function of the amount of remaining lung tissue.For the medically inoperable patient, the guideline also outlines how SBRT techniques should be tailored for high-risk scenarios where the tumor abuts critical structures, so that appropriate tumor control can be achieved while minimizing risk to these same structures. Guidelines are as follows:Tumors located near mediastinal structures: For tumors that touch the trachea or proximal bronchial tree, or for tumors near the heart and pericardium, SBRT should be delivered in treatment schedules using four or five fractions. For tumors near the esophagus, similar treatment schedules are suggested although data are more limited, and physicians are encouraged to minimize radiation dose to the esophagus with highly conformal techniques. Patients should be counseled on potentially life-threatening toxicities that have been reported in these scenarios.Tumors touching or invading the chest wall: For early-stage tumors that touch the chest wall, SBRT is an appropriate treatment option, though patients should be counseled on the risk of grade 1-2 chest wall toxicity. For tumors invading the chest wall (cT3), SBRT is endorsed, since it appears effective without undue increased rates of chest wall toxicity.Finally, the guideline considers the role of SBRT as salvage therapy for medically inoperable patients with recurrent early-stage disease. Recommendations vary based on treatment history and are as follows:Previous conventional radiation therapy: SBRT is conditionally recommended for carefully selected patients, based on limited evidence demonstrating good local control with an acceptable toxicity profile. Patients, however, should be counseled on potentially significant, including fatal, side effects, and the risk of regional and distant failure.Previous SBRT: Repeat SBRT may be feasible in a highly selected patient population and is a highly individualized decision. Very limited data exist for this subset of patients. Radiation oncologists should carefully assess evidence-based patient, tumor and treatment factors before initiating treatment, as toxicity implications of repeat SBRT are important.Previous sublobar/limited resection: As with repeat SBRT in other disease scenarios, limited data exist on the use of SBRT following limited surgical resections; SBRT may be feasible, but treating physicians should carefully weigh patient and disease characteristics on an individual basis.“With longer life expectancies and more sophisticated diagnostic tools, we have seen a rise in the incidence of early-stage lung cancer, including among patients who are not able to undergo surgery or choose not to do so. SBRT provides an option for these patients, who otherwise may not have received curative, definitive treatment,” said Gregory M. M. Videtic, MD, co-chair of the task force that authored the guideline and a radiation oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic. “Increasing access to this potentially life-saving treatment is essential to improve outcomes for the growing population of early-stage NSCLC patients.”“NSCLC is a complex disease, with a great deal of heterogeneity among patients. This guideline reinforces SBRT as the standard of care for medically inoperable patients, but it also examines the safety and efficacy of SBRT in less traditional clinical scenarios, such as patients with larger tumors or recurrent patients with early-stage disease,” said Megan E. Daly, MD, also co-chair of the task force and a radiation oncologist at the University of California, Davis, Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento, California.The guideline was based on a systematic literature review of studies published from January 1995 through August 2016. A total of 402 abstracts were retrieved from PubMed, and the 172 articles that met inclusion criteria were evaluated by an 18-member task force of experts in lung cancer, including radiation oncologists, surgeons and a patient representative. The Clinical Practice Statement was approved by ASTRO’s Board of Directors following a period of public comment. The guideline has been endorsed by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. 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Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Associated PressAMSTERDAM (AP) – Dutch judges on Monday handed down an 18- year sentence, plus involuntary psychiatric treatment for an indefinite period of time, to a pedophile who molested dozens of extremely young children in Amsterdam preschools and then shared videos and images of the acts on the Internet.The Latvian-born Dutch defendant, identified under the Netherlands’ privacy laws only as Robert M., has been dubbed “The Monster of Riga” by the national press. He was convicted of abusing 67 victims, though he confessed to more. Most were toddlers, but the youngest were infants, some only weeks old. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths “The manner and long period of misbehavior, the pain done to the young victims and their families, the calculating method of operation, the betrayal of trust, the collecting and sharing of visual material, the advice given to other pedophiles, the attempt to share an available child in exchange for money, all these things have done great damage to justice,” said Presiding judge Frans Bauduin.“The outrage is great, and it won’t subside for a long time,” Bauduin said.M. worked in several nursery schools and also offered his services online as a freelance babysitter.The case deeply shocked the Netherlands when M. was arrested in December 2010, following a tip from American law enforcement authorities. Dutch experts have since used massive digital archives seized from M’s home to pass on further information that has, in turn led to further ongoing investigations into international pedophile rings that operate online.M., who had been cooperative during his arrest and meek during his trial, showed a different side of his character Monday, yelling at the judge to “shut his mouth.” Bauduin calmly responded, “no, now you have to shut your mouth.” Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The difference between men and women when it comes to pain ErrorOK… ErrorOK 0 Comments Share More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories 5 treatments for adult scoliosis M. also threw a glass of water at the judge after his expressions of remorse were described as not credible and would be given no weight in sentencing. The judge continued reading the sentence even as he pulled a handkerchief from his pocket to wipe off his papers. In addition, M. made an obscene gesture with his finger toward the judge when the sentence was read. He has several weeks to consider an appeal.Involuntary psychiatric treatment in the Netherlands can in practice become a life sentence for suspects whose mental disorders are considered incurable.The 29-year-old M’.s older partner, Richard van O., was also convicted of complicity in M.’s crimes. Though he didn’t participate, he was sentenced for six years for knowing about M.’s activities and not reporting them. His lawyers said they will appeal.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Avianca-TACA and Copa Airlines have been unanimously accepted as future member airlines of Star Alliance, a move set to expand the Alliance’s presence in Latin America.According to Star Alliance, the addition of the two airline groups will provide Alliance passengers with access to 46 new destinations, additional direct connections between Latin America and cities in Europe, as well as flights connecting through Copa Airlines hubs in Panama City and Bogota and the Avianca-TACA hubs in Bogota, San Salvador, Lima and San Jose.“The addition of these two quality airline groups concludes a strategic process which increases the Alliance’s footprint in the vibrant, growing economies of Latin America,” Star Alliance chief executive Jaan Albrecht said.Starting with the addition of Continental Airlines which improved connections between North America and Central and South America and the addition of TAM Airlines in May, the Star Alliance strategy to grow their presence in the rapidly growing region looks sets to continue with this announcement, Mr Albrecht said.“Copa Airlines’ membership in Star Alliance will enhance our global reach as we implement strong partnerships with the Alliance’s 27 carriers and link Latin America’s most efficient hub, our Hub of the Americas in Panama City, to Star Alliance´s vast global network,” Copa Airlines chief executive Pedro Heilbron said.“[Joining the Alliance] is a determining factor for our competitive strategy that will enable us to leap forward in terms of the scope and scale of the benefits provided to our passengers,” Avianca-TACA chief executive Fabio Villegas said. Mr Villegas added that joining the Alliance “will surely yield reciprocal benefits to all our clients”.Integration of the two airline groups into Star Alliance is set to be complete by mid 2012 at which point the customers of the 31 alliance members will have access to more than 22,500 daily flights serving 1,292 destinations in 188 countries. Star Alliance has its nose in Latin America Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A
Westin Hotels and Resorts debuts in JakartaWestin Hotels and Resorts debuts in JakartaWestin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of The Westin Jakarta, marking the first Westin hotel in Jakarta. Owned by PT. Wahana Nusantara a part of Gama Corporation, the opening of the hotel is set to bring the Westin brand’s inspired and innovative wellness initiatives to the capital city of Indonesia.“We are thrilled to debut the Westin brand to Indonesia’s capital,” said Vincent Ong, Senior Director, Brand Management, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “With the brand’s focus on the bringing the pillars of well-being to life and commitment to ensure our guests leave feeling than they first arrive, we are confident the opening of the hotel will resonate strongly with the local Jakarta community and guests visiting from around the world.”Slated to be the highest hotel in Indonesia, The Westin Jakarta occupies floors 50 to 69 of the mixed-used Gama Tower, boasting 272 well-appointed guestrooms and suites with uninterrupted views of the city. Designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), one of the world’s leading hospitality interior design firms, the hotel’s interior design was inspired by natural, organic forms and textures that interpret the landscape and are translated throughout the hotel through dynamic patterns and materials. Illustrated through the chandeliers and artwork, the hotel’s contemporary design features contextual elements, including traditional Indonesian motifs and Ikat patterns in the metal screens.“The Westin Jakarta will provide a restorative retreat in the heart of the bustling city with genuine service complemented with the Westin signature well-being offerings that will fuel and energize our guests’ every move,” Arun Kumar, General Manager, The Westin Jakarta, adds.To amplify the guest experience, four unique dining venues serve a variety of culinary options alongside the brand’s nutrient-rich and delicious SuperFoodsRx™ menus. Seasonal Tastes, the all-day dining restaurant, presents buffet and a la carte options featuring local and international cuisine with 7 live cooking stations. Guests can also enjoy nutritious treats and a gourmet cup of coffee on the go Daily Treats. Set to be a game-changer for Jakarta dining scene is Henshin, perched on the top three floors of the building, the restaurant features Nikkei Cuisine with Japanese-Peruvian Flavors prepared by a specialty chefs as well as a rooftop alfresco bar featuring Crafted at Westin™ program, the brand’s signature beverage program that features a fresh selection of expertly mixed cocktails infused with natural ingredients and local flavors.With the brand’s mission to be a partner in their guests’ well-being, The Westin Jakarta features an idyllic spa as well as a WestinWORKOUT® fitness studio boasting state-of-the-art exercise equipment from world-class brands in an open, airy and well-designed space. The hotel will also offer Westin’s Gear Lending program in partnership with New Balance®, allowing guests to pack light and stay fit with New Balance shoes and clothing for guests to use during their stay.The Westin Jakarta also features a banquet area perched on the top few levels of the hotel with a 200 guest capacity with breathtaking 360 degree sweeping views of Jakarta city. For events and weddings, the hotel offers 3,000 square meters of function rooms including the Java Ballroom on the Ground floor with a maximum capacity 1,500 guests.The Westin Jakarta is situated strategically in Kuningan central business district, 45 minutes by car from the International Soekarno-Hatta Airport, an ideal location for business travelers. Guest can enjoy nearby shopping malls as well as the Jakarta iconic National Monument as a destination for tourists. The Westin Jakartabook your accommodation hereAbout Westin Hotels & ResortsWestin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, lives its philosophy “For a Better You™” through the Westin Well-being Movement’s six pillars: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well. At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly® Bed, RunWESTIN™ and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance®, delicious and nutritious SuperFoodsRx™, the innovative workspace Tangent, Westin Weekend signature experiences, and Heavenly Bath and Heavenly Spa. Westin is proud to offer Starwood Preferred Guest®, the industry’s leading loyalty program. To learn more, visit www.starwoodhotels.com/westin. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Westin. Source = Westin Hotels & Resorts – The Westin Jakarta
Jamie Dimon JPMorgan JPMorgan Chase JPMorgan Chase & Co tax cuts and jobs act Tax Reform 2018-01-23 David Wharton in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, journal, News, Origination Tax Reform Impact: JPMorgan Raising Wages, Opening New Branches Share While the long-term impacts of the tax reform bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump remain to be seen, at least one major corporation is investing some of their tax windfall into continuing growth. According to U.S. News & World Report, JPMorgan is raising hourly employee wages, hiring thousands of new employees, and opening new branches around the country.The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017, implementing sweeping changes to many parts of the tax code—and dropping the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. The theory is that this will inspire corporations to invest more in the United States, to hire more people, and to pay those people higher wages. New York-based bank JPMorgan seems to be doing precisely that.JPMorgan has announced that it will be increasing hourly wages to a range of $15 to $18 per hour, up from the previous averages of between $12 and $16.50 per hour. The bank is also planning to open 400 new branches, hire 4,000 new U.S. employees, and reduce medical plan deductibles for some employees.According to U.S. News, JPM also plans to increase the number “affordable” home loans it originates by 25 percent to $50 billion and increase philanthropic donations by 40 percent to $1.75 billion.Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon told U.S. News & World Report, “Having a healthy, strong company allows us to make these long-term, sustainable investments. We are excited about further investing in our outstanding workforce and expanding into new U.S. markets.”The new branches will be rolled out over the next five years and in up to 20 new markets, according to U.S. News. JPMorgan currently operates in 23 different states, totaling more than 5,000 local branches.Although JPMorgan reported a 37 percent drop in profits during Q4 2017, which it attributes to having to write down the value of its tax-deferred assets after changes to the tax code, rising interest rates will allow the bank to charge higher rates on loans, which should increase net interest income.JPMorgan Chase’s Q3 2017 financial reports, released in October 2017, showed the company reporting a revenue of $25.3 billion, with $6.7 billion in net income for the quarter. January 23, 2018 755 Views
May 5, 2010 The Landscaping crew, under tutelage of manager Ron Chandler, has worked on a project on the east side of the Ceramics Apse. We posted images of some of the early work on March 24. and 26. 2010. Weldplates that were cast into the lower side of two silt-cast walls are now welded to weld plates that were cast into the retaining wall. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] Here workshop participant Ikue Saitou filled in earth behind the walls. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] The crew built a semi-round wooden support frame and covered the inside with a tough plastic tarp. The plan is to cast a large round planter into which the pomegranate tree [in the background] will be replanted [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] The silt has been built up part way. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] In the foreground is a wooden guide that is used to scrape an evenly sloped surface into the silt form for the planter. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] Landscape manager Ron Chandler and his crew member Brian Fritz are completing the shape of the silt form. We continue this on Friday 5/7/10 with a report of Paolo Soleri carving a design into this silt form. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue]
‘Motor Show 2017’, a four-day exhibition for new cars, vans and motorcycles was opened on Thursday afternoon by Transport Minister Marios Demetriades at the former state fair grounds in Nicosia.The show, which was not held for five years due to the economic crisis takes up 11,000 square metres of space.It includes almost all of the new models of cars, SUVs, commercial vans and motorcycles imported by the leading agents, including those with conventional engines, as well as hybrids and electric vehicles,” car importers’ association (Semo) president Petros Krassas said.It also aims at informing the public about recent developments in road safety.“The detailed information through events such as the Motor Show 2017, I believe is an essential basis for the continuation of the recovery of the new car market in the years to come, which will help to renew the fleet of vehicles on Cypriot roads, with positive results in terms of road safety, reducing emissions of local pollutants and carbon dioxide,” Demetriades said at the opening ceremony.Former president of the employers’ and industrialists federation (OEV) Filios Zachariades for his part said the show was the largest specialised trade fair in the country and expressed his confidence that “visitors will be satisfied with the range of cars that will be presented and will evaluate all options for buying a new vehicle, always taking into account all road safety requirements.”Irena Georgiadou from the Hellenic bank which is a sponsor of the event said the bank is supporting the show with a strong presence, offering competitive packages and informing people about financial solutions. Other sponsors are Pancyprian Insurance and Staroil.The motor show is open on Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, from 5pm to 10pm and on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, from 11am to 10pm. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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