Print Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 WSDOT, December 24, 2013 My location zoom The video captures construction of Washington’s newest Olympic Class ferry, 144-car Tokitae, from the start of construction through summer 2013.Vigor Industrial began construction of the Tokitae in March 2012 at the company’s Seattle shipyard. Vigor fabricated major modules and assembled them, along with the vessel ends made by Jesse Engineering in Tacoma, into a complete hull.The shipyard hit a major milestone in March 2013, when they moved the superstructure of the Tokitae onto the hull while both structures were in floating drydocks. The 1100-ton superstructure was fabricated at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders on Whidbey Island. The shipyard hit another milestone in July, when it floated the vessel out of drydock to finish final outfitting pier side.The Tokitae is scheduled for delivery to Washington State Ferries in early 2014.
NEW YORK — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings.Week of Dec. 10.360 Finance – Shanghai, China, 3.1 million shares, priced $16.50-$18.50, managed by Citi/Haitong. Proposed NYSE symbol: QFIN. Business: Chinese online consumer lending platform partnered with 360 Group (Qihoo).CF Finance Acquisition – New York, 25 million shares, priced at $10, managed by Cantor Fitzgerald. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: CFFAU. Business: Blank check company formed by the CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald.CURE Pharmaceutical Holding – Oxnard, Calif., 2 million shares, priced $5-$7, managed by Network 1 Financial Securities. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: CURR. Business: Developing oral dissolving film formulations of existing drugs.Chardan Healthcare Acquisition – New York, 7 million shares, priced at $10, managed by Chardan Capital Markets. Proposed NYSE symbol: CHACU. Business: Blank check company formed by Chardan to acquire a healthcare business.Cornerstone Management – Guangzhou, China, 5 million shares priced at $4, managed by ViewTrade. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: CSCA. Business: China-based private equity fund manager.Legacy Housing – Bedford, Texas, 3.5 million shares, priced $10.75-12.75, managed by B. Riley FBR/Oak Ridge Financial. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: LEGH. Business: Builds, sells and finances manufactured homes.Moderna – Cambridge, Mass., 26.3 million shares, priced $22-$24, managed by Morgan Stanley/Goldman Sachs. Proposed Nasdaq symbol MRNA. Business: Early-stage biotech developing therapies based on its modified mRNA platform.Schultze Acquisition – Rye Brook, N.Y., 15 million shares, priced at $10, managed by EarlyBirdCapital/BTIG. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: SAMAU. Business: Blank check company formed by distressed debt investor George Schultze.Synthorx – La Jolla, Calif., 11.9 million shares, priced $10-$12, managed by Jefferies/Leerink Partners. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: THOR. Business: Principal biotech developing immunotherapies for solid tumors.Tencent Music Entertainment – Shenzhen, China, 82 million shares, priced $13-$15, managed by Morgan Stanley/Goldman Sachs (Asia). Proposed NYSE symbol: TME. Business: China’s largest online music-streaming service.Uranium Trading – El Segundo, Calif., 4.5 million shares, priced at $10, managed by B. Riley FBR. Proposed NYSE symbol: UTC. Business: Newly-formed vehicle investing in the civil uranium market.The Associated Press
Rabat – Ouadie Lahlou is the adjoint general director of Mali Development Bank, a BMCE subsidiary. He was also stuck in his first floor hotel room as the Radisson hotel siege was terrorising people below in Bamako, Mali.“When I first heard the gunshots, I locked myself up in the closet of my room. I was very scared even though I was never in direct contact with the hostage keepers,” Lahlou told Medias24.“After a time that seemed to take forever, an armed police officer came into the room and asked me to come out running. It was just in time, as there were gunshots behind me and [the police officer] made me go through the backdoor.” VIDEO – The horror in Mali, as islamic terrorists storm the Radisson hotel in Bamako https://t.co/xvfE1LOHEV pic.twitter.com/qD08wrH37a— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) November 20, 2015“The general mood was dramatic. I spent a long and horrid time in my hotel room. I hope the other Moroccan, who is a client of the bank will come out okay as well as all the hostages. I had a lot of luck as I came out safe and sound.”There are no more hostage currently in the building Malian army Col. Mamadou Coulibaly told reporters, according to CNN.It’s suspected the hostage situation has resulted in as many as 27 people being killed by two militant gunmen, a UN official told Reuters.UN troops are currently aiding Malian security forces as they still battle with gunmen on the upper floors of the buildingThe operation comes a week after a group ISIS members coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris, killing 130 people and leaving more than 350 wounded.Photo: AFP/Getty Images
by Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Posted Nov 26, 2016 2:18 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 26, 2016 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Holiday shoppers eager to snag big discounts turned to the internet in record fashion this week, one tracking company said, driving online sales on Black Friday to a new high.Consumers spent $3.34 billion shopping online on Friday, a 21.6 per cent increase from the same day last year, according to Adobe, which tracks online retail transactions.More than ever before, shoppers used their mobile devices to dial up deals online, the firm said, as mobile purchases surged 33 per cent on Black Friday to $1.2 billion.Retailers also racked up online sales on Thanksgiving Day and the day before, the latest evidence that consumers are increasingly turning to online shopping as an alternative to wading into malls packed with holiday season bargain-hunters.College student Emilia Ollearis works at the Water Tower Place mall in Chicago but is doing virtually all of her shopping online. She said she prefers to go to a store to get a close look at merchandise, but that’s it.“I’ll go buy it online,” said Ollearis, 24. “I’m not gonna wait in line for it.”The trend also suggests that consumers are less willing to hold out for potential online deals traditionally found on Cyber Monday, which is the Monday after Thanksgiving and has traditionally been the busiest day of the year for online shopping.“We had projected Cyber Monday to be a $3.36 billion day, and to win the crown of largest shopping day ever,” said Tamara Gaffney, principal analyst and director at Adobe Digital Insights. “But Cyber Monday may not have as much gas left in the tank.”The widespread use of mobile phones and access to high-speed internet are likely contributing to more shoppers turning to the internet ahead of Cyber Monday, Gaffney said. Retailers are also increasingly making available online the type of door-buster deals typically reserved for store locations on Black Friday.Lisa Collins of Gilford, New Hampshire, will buy gifts online if she finds a better price and free shipping. “Never pay full price,” she said.She felt like prices were better than in past years. “I think there’s better deals. I think they’re paying attention to online sales,” she said.Tablets had some of the steepest price markdowns online this Black Friday, with an average discount of 25.4 per cent, Adobe said. Televisions were down an average of 23.2 per cent, while markdowns for toys online were around 15 per cent.All told, shoppers spent $5.27 billion in online purchases on Thursday and Friday, up 17.7 per cent from the two-day period last year, Adobe said.Even as online spending hit new highs this Black Friday, many shoppers across the U.S. still ventured to malls looking for deals. The Mall of America in Minnesota, which opened 24 years ago, reported that Friday was the highest traffic day it can recall.Courtney Weitz of Meredith, New Hampshire, picked up a few small gifts at Target in Concord early Saturday. She wasn’t able to hit the stores on Black Friday or Thanksgiving because she had to work.“I checked online and didn’t really find anything I wanted,” said Weitz, 24. “I only came for a Swiffer and toothpaste, and I’m leaving with a bit more than that.”All told, the National Retail Federation projects that shoppers will spend $655.8 billion in November and December. That would be a gain of 3.6 per cent from a year ago.___Associated Press writers Don Babwin in Chicago and Holly Ramer in Concord, New Hampshire., contributed to this report. Dialing up deals: Black Friday online sales hit new high
NEW YORK — Former Kansas City general manager Allard Baird is joining the New York Mets as vice-president and assistant general manager of scouting and player development.The Mets announced the move Wednesday. The 57-year-old Baird was the Royals’ general manager from June 2000 to May 2006.Baird had spent the past 12 years with Boston, first as assistant to the general manager. He became vice-president of player personnel and professional scouting in 2011 and since January 2015 had been senior vice-president of player personnel.J.P. Ricciardi, who had been a Mets special assistant for eight years, left this month after Brodie Van Wagenen succeeded Sandy Alderson as general manager.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
Freelance journalist Kim Calvert, along with financier David Wright, today is launching Singular Communications, publisher of Singular, a magazine for singles.According to Calvert, who also serves as editorial director, Singular aims to “create and serve a large and fast-growing community for like-minded singles who have active social lives and are comfortable with their single lifestyle.”The bi-monthly glossy title will be direct-mailed to 63,000 single people aged 30 or older in the Los Angles area. With a cover price of $4.95, the magazine also will be available through subscription and on newsstands. “We are the first media company to speak to single customers in a way that relates to and affirms their lifestyle choice,” said Wright. Today, over half of the California adults are currently single—we represent a powerful force and we’re excited to build a community through this magazine and our online destination.”In addition to the print magazine, Singular Communications will produce Singularcity.com and SingularCity-branded events.
Atiqul Islam & Tabith AwalEnthusiastic mayoral aspirants in the just-announced by-election to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) to be held on 26 February have informally started electioneering.However, the opposition parties doubt if the election will ultimately be held while the ruling camp is not in any comfortable position about this election ahead of all-important general elections scheduled for later this year, according to leaders on both sides of the political divide.Smaller parties are also taking preparations for joining the polls although they have acknowledged informally that the contest will be limited to candidates to be fielded by the AL and the BNP.The Awami League leaders think, the timing for the DNCC by-poll is not very suitable for the party, especially after the humiliating defeat in Rangpur City Corporation election. The AL’s mayoral candidate Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu lost to Jatiya Party’s Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa by a margin of around 100,000 votes.The AL does not afford to lose another election after the Rangpur debacle, party leaders say.Potential opposition candidates are suspicious whether the election will be held in a free and fair manner, a few contenders say.The election commission on Tuesday announced the schedule for the mayoral by-election to the DNCC, fixing 26 February for balloting. The position fell vacant with the death of incumbent Annisul Huq on 30 November 2017.The commission will also hold election to 36 councillor posts and 12 reserved seats in 36 new wards – 18 of the DNCC and 18 of the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) – the same day.Any major party is yet to formally introduce its nominee in front of the city dwellers although the AL and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have almost finalised their names.The AL unofficially sent a green signal to Atiqul Islam, former president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, who started contacting the people speaking about vote and development.The BNP is expected to choose businessman-cum-BNP leader Abdul Awal Mintoo’s son Tabith Awal, who ran against AL contender Annisul in the 2015 elections.Tabith Awal has already been asked to begin electioneering by party chairperson Khaleda Zia, party leaders said.Other political parties such as Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), Gano Sanghati Andolon, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, and Islami Andolan Bangladesh are about to announce their candidates for the DNCC polls.Announcing the poll schedule, chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda said DNCC by-election is a challenge for them.Hours later, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir asked the authorities to deploy troops a week before the balloting day.Earlier in 2012, the AL allegedly deferred the Dhaka city corporation election by creating legal complications as its leaders thought time was not ‘suitable’ for them.Three years later, the ruling party leaders went for the polls, apparently to divert attention from an indefinite siege programme launched by BNP chief Khaleda Zia and splitting the Dhaka City Corporation into DSCC and DNCC. Sayeed Khokon and Annisul Huq won as AL candidates amid allegations massive rigging.This time around, AL president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina has directed all her party leaders to employ all-out efforts for the DNCC polls.The tenure of city councillor or mayor is five years. But, the ones to be elected through by-election would get only two and a half years, according to the EC.Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujon or Citizen for Good Governance) secretary Badiul Alam Majumder told Prothom Alo that anyone can go to the court and ask why he/she would not be elected councillor or mayor for five years.Now, it is the duty of the government to clarify the matter, he added.Asked about the legal complications, AL presidium member Faruk Khan said, ”We have no headache over this. This should be seen by the EC.”According to AL insiders, the candidates were earlier selected on the basis of survey results by different organisations. But in case of DNCC elections, the AL has unofficially announced the name of former BGMEA president Atiqul Islam as the mayoral candidate.The leaders, however, are not sure if he was chosen the way late Annisul Huq was picked or on the basis of any survey result.Atiqul, a successful businessman, is not well known in the political arena and has to depend on the ruling party strength, sources in the party said.Aspirants from various professions lobbied for securing AL ticket and many used posters to greet the city people.But premier Hasina gave a green signal to Atiqul Islam when he met her in December. At a party meeting at Ganabhaban, the AL chief hinted at nominating Atiqul.An AL central leader told Prothom Alo that the party was yet to overcome the hangover of defeat in the RCC elections. “It will be hard to make up for any loss the party candidate may suffer to the BNP candidate in Dhaka,” the leader said on condition of anonymity.The ruling party is yet to make up its mind if it will join DNCC polls fielding a single candidate of the 14-party alliance.Leaders of alliance partners said they would take decisions once the AL finalises its plan.AL presidium member Faruk Khan, who is a member of local government nomination board, told Prothom Alo that the nomination board would sit soon to pick the candidate.About apprehensions over fair polls, the AL leader said, “The BNP and the Jamaat foil elections. Many questions are raised when they boycott elections. As these two parties did not boycott elections in Narayanganj, Comilla and Rangpur, questions were also not raised in those elections.”Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, which did not field any candidate in the last mayoral election, has this time nominated its Dhaka metropolitan north unit president Selim Uddin as the mayoral candidate.As he started talking about his candidature at different indoor programmes, the matter came up for discussion at the meeting of the 20-party alliance with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday.However, a highly placed source of Jamaat said they are not giving focus on the candidature of mayoral elections.Although Jatiya Party (HM Ershad) won the mayoral post in Rangpur, the party is not serious about the DNCC elections.Speaking to Prothom Alo, party secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader said, “The decision is not taken yet. Scrutiny for nomination is going on.”It is not clear if new political alliance ‘Jukta Front’ will give any candidate or not. Joint secretary Mahi B Chowdhury of Bikalpadhara Bangladesh, a key component of the alliance, was the candidate in the last election.Convener of another partner of the alliance, Nagorik Oikya, Mahamudur Rahman Manna said his party is thinking about giving a candidate.He, however, said there are fears whether elections would be held at all and if voting, in case the election is held, would be fair.According to Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Ganasanghati Andolan, they are discussing whether the left-leaning parties can give a single candidate.Chief coordinator of Ganasanghati Andolan Zonayed Saki became a candidate in the last elections. He would be the candidate this time as well. He has started exchanging views with stakeholders. As Ganasanghati Andolan is not a registered political party, he is to join elections as an independent candidate.Speaking to Prothom Alo, Zonayed Saki said the government and the election commission should remove all legal obstacles. The city people want to see the elected representative for running DNCC.Abdullah Al Kafi alias Kafi Roton was the candidate of Communist Party of Bangladesh during the last elections. He wants to be the candidate again. According to the CPB, the nomination of the candidate may be finalised at the presidium meeting scheduled to be held Wednesday.Kafi Roton said he would join the election and he hoped the election would be fair this time.Islami Andolan Bangladesh of Charmonai Pir has nominated Sheikh Fazley Bari Masud for contesting the mayoral election. Masud, president of Dhaka Metropolitan North, was a candidate last time.AL’s possible candidate Atiqul Islam paid tribute to late Annisul Huq, and said, “I want to begin my work where former Annisul Huq left (to complete his unfinished tasks).”Tabith Awal of the BNP said, “We saw vote rigging in the last election. We do not want to see repetition of it under the present election commission. We hope the commission will hold a fair election in Dhaka ahead of the national elections to earn the trust of the people.”*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam and Imam Hossain.
In this file photo taken on 28 September 2017, a flag of Puerto Rico flies over the damaged house of Javier in Yabucoa, in the east of Puerto Rico, after the passage of Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria, which pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017, is likely responsible for the deaths of more than 4,600 people, some 70 times higher than official estimates, researchers at Harvard University said on 29 May 2018.Hurricane Maria, which pummelled Puerto Rico in September 2017, is likely responsible for the deaths of more than 4,600 people, some 70 times higher than official estimates, US researchers said Tuesday.The government-provided death toll stands at just 64, but experts say an accurate count was complicated by the power outages and widespread devastation wreaked by the storm, which caused $90 billion in damages and is ranked as the third costliest cyclone in the United States since 1900.Earlier independent investigations have put the true toll at closer to 1,000.But the latest estimates, compiled by researchers at Harvard University, came back far higher — at 4,645 deaths from the day of the storm, 20 September, until 31 December 2017.For comparison, the death toll from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina — the costliest hurricane in US history — was far lower, and estimated at 1,833.Most deaths after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico are blamed on interruptions in medical care due to power outages and blocked or washed out roads, said the report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.”Approximately one-third of post-hurricane deaths were reported by household members as being caused by delayed or prevented access to medical care,” said the report.- Methodology -Researchers went door-to-door at 3,299 homes randomly selected from across the US territory, home to some 3.3 million people.Survey-takers used criteria from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to determine if a person’s death could be blamed on the hurricane.By definition, this could be either forces related to the event such as flying debris, or unsafe or unhealthy conditions in the three months afterward including loss of necessary medical services.The surveys were taken from January to February 2018, a time when, researchers noted, “many survey respondents were still without water and electricity.”To avoid bias, people were not paid for their responses, and were informed that their answers would not gain them any additional government aid.If a family member was reported missing but not known to be deceased, researchers counted them as alive.The data showed a 62 per cent increase in the mortality rate in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, compared to the same period a year earlier, corresponding to a total of 4,645 deaths. Even this is believed to be a “substantial underestimate” of the actual death count, said the report, noting it could be above 5,700.”Our estimates are roughly consistent with press reports that evaluated deaths in the first month after the hurricane,” it added.”On average, households went 84 days without electricity, 64 days without water, and 41 days without cellular telephone coverage.”Researchers said they were unable to compare their estimates with the latest government count, because their request for access to those figures was denied.The government of Puerto Rico stopped publicly sharing its data on hurricane deaths in December 2017.”These numbers will serve as an important independent comparison to official statistics from death registry data, which are currently being re-evaluated, and underscore the inattention of the US government to the frail infrastructure of Puerto Rico,” concluded the report.
Participants pose for a photograph at a roundtable on road safety at Karwan Bazar’s CA Bhaban on Monday. Photo: Sabina YesminAwareness among transport owners, workers and mass people and coordinated efforts between the government and stakeholders are needed in ensuring road safety, discussants at a roundtable observed.Prothom Alo, in association with ride sharing company Uber, organised the roundtable titled ‘a coordinated effort needed for road safety’ at Karwan Bazaar’s CA Bhaban on Monday.Superintendent of police of National Emergency Service 999, Mohammad Tabarak Ullah, said although emergency service has already attained people’s trust, road accident response is still its biggest challenge for perennial traffic jam in roads.Lamenting the delay in response due to mismanagement on roads and highways, Tabarak Ullah said, “We’ve installed Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) devices in 92 patrol cars in the city for better emergency response system. We’ll be able to cut down response time significantly once we can install the system in all petrol cars of the country.”He said the emergency service is being integrated with ride sharing services including Uber. Once the process is complete, passengers will be able to contact 999 easily, Tabarak Ullah added.Zulquar Quazi Islam, Lead at Uber Bangladesh, said the awareness among people and the strong implementation of law can curb mismanagement in roads.“Motorbike riders didn’t bother wearing helmets even six months ago. Now everyone wears helmet. It’s a good example of enforcement of law,” he said.Amalgamation of safety features and technology has played a big role in the popularity ride sharing app Uber, Zulquar Quazi Islam added.Underscoring the need for valid and reliable database on casualty of road accident, director of Center for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh (CIPRB), Salim Mahmud Chowdhury, said, “There is often a big gap between data provided by the government and the private sector.”Superintendent of police of National Emergency Service 999, Mohammad Tabarak Ullah ®, speaks at a roundtable while Uber Bangladesh’s chief Zulquar Quazi Islam looks on. Photo: Prothom Alo.Ahmed Najmul Hussain, director of Road Safety Programme of BRAC, said that incorporating road safety lessons in text books can be a long-term investment for safe roads.Supreme Court lawyer Tanzib Ul Alam said faulty structure of roads and highways, weather condition and human error cause most of the road accidents in the country.Saying that transport owners and workers often put pressure on the government, he said, ‘We want proper implementation of law and punishment for the drivers involved with accident. The government should not surrender under the pressure from transport owners association in making and implementing laws.” Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University’s psychiatrist Sultana Algin, assistant professor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Kazi Md Saifun Newaz, acting head of physiotherapy of the Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) Farzana Sharmin, women affairs secretary of Nirapod Sorok Chai movement Manjuli Kazi, head of public policy at UBER’s Bangladesh-India chapter Iravati Damle, among others, spoke at the roundtable moderated by Prothom Alo associate editor Abdul Quayyum.
Aaron Rodgers is hoping to bounce back in a big way from a disappointing 2018 season, but suffered another massive blow to his ego at tonight’s Bucks’ Eastern Conference Finals Game 5.During a timeout, Left Tackle David Bakthari was put on the Jumbotron and decided to get the crowd pumped by chugging his entire beer in like 2 seconds. The camera then found Rodgers, who struggled, and was ultimately unable to finish his entire brew during the break. This is basically treason in Wisconsin, but Rodgers will get a pass if he wins the division.Watch Rodgers do a discount double take on downing this beer:This is Wisconsin. These are my people pic.twitter.com/arHknV1p4C— Lori Nickel (@LoriNickel) May 24, 2019 Advertisement
Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Check your body, save your life Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix PARIS (AP) – The Paris appeals court has ordered former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel to spend three years in prison and pay back (EURO)4.9 billion (about $7 billion) to the bank in damages for one of the biggest trading frauds in history.If that sum sounds a tad dizzying, it is. Here’s some perspective on $7 billion:_ Kerviel used to take home a salary and bonus of under (EURO)100,000 (about $155,700) a year. For him to pay off those damages, he would have to work 49,000 years. 0 Comments Share Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of _ It’s about double the amount of money that Facebook made last year._ It can buy 17 million Ferraris._ It can buy 20 Airbus A380 superjumbo jets._ It’s the size of the economy of the eastern European nation of Moldova._ It’s way more than the cost of the 2012 U.S. election (projected by analysts to be around $6 billion.)(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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Left: Ben Hansberry, Liquid Logic. Centre: Consuelo Jones, Department of Tourism. Right: Arnul Pan, Philippine Airlines. :: Philippines ‘Grace’ Sydney with fantastic flavours :: Dining at The Grace Hotel Brasserie. Lechon (Suckling Pig). National dish of the Philippines. Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T. Flavours of the Philippines. Philip Pratley with Chefs from Manila. The Philippines Department of Tourism, Philippine Airlines and San Miguel hosted an opening night dinner for special guests at The Grace Hotel to celebrate the ‘Flavours of the Philippines’ food festival.The Grace Hotel, Sydney has been running this festival for the past four years, allowing Australian’s to experience the unique, distinctive style of Philippine cuisine.Guests were treated to a buffet-style dinner in the Grace Brasserie, sampling the many flavours and delicacies of the Philippines, specially prepared by top Filipino chefs flown in from Manila.Some of the delicious dishes on offer include lechon kawali (crunchy pork), bam I guisado (egg and glass noodles), kare kare (oxtail stew) and chicken inasal (grilled chicken).“In the Philippines food and eating is an integral part of our daily lives and it is customary to eat five small meals a day,” Chef Rodito I. Dimatera, head chef from the Philippines said.“We hope that during this festival, you can taste the diversity of our food from over one hundred and twenty different ethnic groups.”Grace Hotel General Manager Philip Pratley was excited about the fifth instalment of this ongoing Filipino feast.“The hotel is delighted to once again host this incredible event, giving Australian’s the opportunity to sample an array of tantalising Filipino fare.”Department of Tourism Philippines Australia/New Zealand Consuelo Jones told guests, “we do not eat to live in the Philippines, we live to eat.”Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis thanked sponsors Philippine Airlines, San Miguel and the Philippines Department of Tourism for their ongoing support.Philippine Airlines country manager Arnul Pan said the food festival was “a great way to sample traditional Filipino food, cooked under the supervision of authentic Filipino chefs.”The ‘Flavours of the Philippines’ food festival runs from 10-26 August at The Grace Hotel.Guests who dine have the opportunity to win return tickets on Philippine Airlines from Sydney to Manila, including 3 nights’ accommodation at the Mandarin Oriental.
Q: What would you say are the biggest challenges in the fresh produce business right now? And how are you helping fresh produce brands overcome them? A: One of the biggest challenges right now is keeping consumer confidence high amidst a string of recent recalls and food safety events. The technology to attribute illness to a food-based pathogen has outpaced the technology we have available as an industry to precisely identify, isolate and remove affected products from the supply chain. To solve this problem, we launched the iTradeBlockchain earlier this year. Our goal is a system of record that instills confidence and sets new standards for food safety, traceability, reliability, and recall management.What sets us apart from other blockchain initiatives out there is something really important — we capture traceability data at the source using our own native applications. Others rely on data-aggregation tools or third parties posting data to blockchains after an activity has occurred; we can write not only traceability data, but also procurement and fresh inspection data to blockchains in real-time. On the grower side, this gives them the ability to rely on a single technology partner for the supply chain visibility they need after their products leave their custody.We’re also helping fresh produce brands address another kind of visibility challenge by opening our trading network to encourage discovery and autonomous relationship building. As consumer tastes change and more specialty produce brands emerge, it’s especially important for buyers and suppliers to find each other and start trading quickly. Fresh produce brands can leverage our trading platform to do that. We already have the industry’s largest trading network, and we need to help our customers on the network be as responsive to the marketplace as possible. Q: Brexit is obviously a hot topic right now. Do you think the UK fresh produce business is well-equipped to cope? Or does there still need to be a lot of work done in order to ensure the industry isn’t negatively affected?A: I think the UK fresh produce business is doing everything it can to mitigate any potential negative effects related to Brexit. About half of the UK’s fresh fruit and vegetable imports come from the EU, so there’s no easy way around it. When you go from a situation in which, for example, you have hundreds, if not more, truckloads of Dutch produce coming to the UK every day relatively seamlessly, each with dozens of products on a single pallet, and you’re potentially moving to another reality in which the EU mandates customs and phytosanitary checks for these same products bound for the UK, that adds complexity. It’s more than just the inconvenience of not being able to ship different fruits and vegetables on the same pallet. It’s more time, more cost, potentially more shrinkage as well. Nevertheless, I have no doubt that the UK fresh produce business can and will minimize negative impacts as much as possible.Q: What are some of the big technological innovations iTradeNetwork is currently working on? Can you give me a sense of what’s new and on the horizon? A: I’ve mentioned the new iTradeBlockchain solution we launched earlier this year. I can’t go into details yet, but expect to hear some important news about that in the near future. Also, we just launched iTradeOrder, our new procurement application tailored for mid-market retailers, as well as new functionality in our traceability suite and existing procurement application for our customers to more easily comply with regulatory mandates in the Safe Food for Canadians Act. In addition to that, we’re working on a number of different analytics-related initiatives to evolve our platform into one that provides more predictive and prescriptive analytics, in light of the fact we have two decades-worth of supply chain data.Q: How can fresh produce businesses get smarter when it comes to managing their supply chains?A: When organizations operate in siloes internally, that creates headaches. Managing transportation, purchasing, inventory separately from each other often results in conflicting strategies and bad coordination. Strong supply chain leadership combined with integrated planning processes where all functions are involved just makes businesses run better.Being resistant to change can also be a big strategic mistake. The reality is that organizations with clear strategies and goals, that also understand the role technology plays, have a clear competitive advantage over businesses that continue to do things ‘because that’s how they’ve always been done.’ That said, adopting technology for technology’s sake isn’t good either. There are a ton of tools out there in the marketplace, so it’s important for businesses to have an integrated, coordinated technology strategy in order to avoid adopting tools in an ad hoc or piecemeal fashion. Your technology should fit into your processes.Q: Are there any specific case studies or examples of how you’ve transformed businesses you provide supply chain tech for?A: We actually just published a new case study with Associated Wholesale Growers here in the U.S. They were already using our procurement application when they decided to go live with iTradeFresh, our fresh inspection and quality analytics module. By doing so, they’ve identified weak links in their supply chain using vendor analytics, they’ve streamlined and standardized inbound produce inspections across their distribution centers, and they’ve also identified trends for rejected products and significantly reduced the time and cost spent dealing with rejected products. In a nutshell, their customers are loving their produce.Q: Where do you want iTradeNetwork to be in 10 years? A: We want to continue to build our reputation as a recognized global leader in our space, solidifying our position as the premier software provider for managing what we call ‘the challenge of fresh.’ Pioneering South African dragon fruit venture buil … From the pages of Produce Business UKProviding leading supply chain management technology to the food and drink industry for two decades, iTradeNetwork, headquartered in California, U.S., provides native traceability, order management, quality inspection and analytics to a network of more than 6,000 companies.This includes 14 of the top 20 North American grocers, all 10 of North America’s top foodservice distributors and 8 of the top 10 global food manufacturers, with the company describing itself as “experts in managing the challenges of fresh produce.”One of the main reasons it is exhibiting at this year’s London Produce Show and Conference, which runs from June 5 to June 7 at the Grosvenor House on Park Lane, is to gain more understanding of opportunities that exist between the UK and Europe, and to see how its expertise can translate into these markets.Ahead of the show, we caught up with Rene Cardenas, head of marketing and strategic planning at iTradeNetwork, to talk about how Brexit, artificial intelligence (AI) and the international fresh produce business may evolve in the coming years.Q: You’ve been in business for 20 years. How have things grown since your inception?A: Twenty years ago, iTradeNetwork saw the opportunity to deploy technology in ways that helped buyers and suppliers connect to each other and more effectively manage the complexity of procuring and moving perishables. iTrade has grown from a network of a handful of customers to the industry’s largest perishables network, with more than 5,000 companies trading with each other. We’ve also evolved to incorporate traceability, quality inspection, master data and analytics offerings into a broader iTrade Platform.Q: How do you help fresh produce brands and growers?A: Our technology is currently deployed globally, but we don’t currently have any customers using it actively in the UK. One of the reasons we’re attending the London Produce Show is to better assess the opportunities that exists in the UK and Europe, and see how technologies that currently serve our customers can benefit the UK and European marketplaces.Q: The fresh produce business is smarter than ever before because of the rise of technology and supply chain management systems such as your own. What do you see as the next big innovation in fresh produce? What will the future look like?A: It’s easy to get wrapped up in the rise of technology as such, but the future really belongs to those organizations that can best identify the critical operational workflows or consumer trends upon which their revenue and margins hinge, and develop strategic plans of attack. For example, true end-to-end supply chain visibility in real-time may sound like the final frontier, but breaking it down into its constituent parts makes it much less lofty and more digestible. From there, organizations can decide how to best leverage data and emerging technologies to address perceived supply chain gaps without getting lost in the technology itself. That’s where iTrade comes in. We take the abstraction out of technology and make digital transformation real for the fresh produce supply chain.Q: Getting the balance between relying too much on machines or not enough is a challenge for producers, isn’t it?A: Too much of anything in life is rarely ever good. I wouldn’t say it’s a worry in the sense that the fresh produce industry is very much attuned to the law of diminishing returns. When you see AI, robotics, GPS, imaging tech and big data at work in the fields, it’s not a matter of faith. There are real challenges in harvesting and weed prevention, for example, that technology is arguably in a good position to help solve relatively quickly. Produce labor scarcity in both North America and the UK are also real issues. The industry won’t wait for a solution, so it experiments and finds what works, but it’s not an issue of faith as much as it is necessity. You might also be interested in Trump moves to scrap trade privilege for India … Calavo delivers ‘all-time record performance’ in Q … May 29 , 2019 South African avocado export forecast up, EU price …
Go back to the e-newsletter >Bali’s tea connoisseurs have something to celebrate at Rimba Jimbaran Bali by AYANA, as the resort’s new Orchid Tea Lounge pampers gourmands with a selection of world-class teas.Housed within a glasshouse appointed with industrial details, recycled sailboat wood tables and an exotic collection of potted orchids, the tea lounge, Orchid, is located adjacent to the resort’s RIMBA Lawn.Orchid offers a selection of green, black, flavoured, herbal, and oolong teas from Dilmah, a renowned international tea maker for over 60 years. Dilmah specialises in traditional tea, made in the ‘orthodox’ style – a production process that starts with handpicking the leaves and continues through withering, rolling, oxidation and firing, a technique perfected over centuries.Available daily from 2pm to 5pm, special occasions may be complemented by Orchid’s Traditional Afternoon Tea, offering a contemporary fusion of Balinese and Western delicacies including fruit tartlets, sandwiches, and classic kue. Guests may choose from Orchid’s hot Dilmah tea selection, gourmet coffee specialties, fresh pressed juices and refreshing iced tea flavours including rosella, lychee and lemon ginger.Go back to the e-newsletter >
Go back to the enewsletterThis month’s unravelling of Crystal Expeditions Cruises’ full 2021 program for the all-suite Crystal Endeavor reveals a diverse mix of brand-new itineraries, including a detailed exploration of southern Australia and along the west coast.Operating from Melbourne on 24 March 2021 will be a 10-night Great Australian Adventure sailing through to Perth. The one-of-a-kind exploration will include a selection of up-close and maiden calls for Crystal at King Island in Bass Strait, Port Lincoln in South Australia and Middle Island, Western Australia.The voyage will also include stops at Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Albany and Busselton, but it’s Crystal Endeavor‘s smaller size (at just 200 guests) that will enable the company to unlock some of the most remote locations along the bottom of Australia’s mainland.Lake Hillier, Middle Island, Western AustraliaItinerary highlights will include the Barossa Valley and Margaret River wine regions, Torndirrup and Lincoln National Parks and the Middleton Beach Boardwalk Trail. But perhaps the most unique destination of the journey will be an exploration of the rugged Middle Island in the Recherche Archipelago off the WA coastline.Middle Island is a virtual wildlife sanctuary and breeding colony of penguins, home to sapphire-blue waters and the remarkable Lake Hillier, also billed as “Bubble Gum Lake” due to its brilliant pink hue.Crystal Endeavor’s 10-night Great Australian AdventureKaren Christensen, Crystal’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Australasia said Australia was home to spectacular fauna and flora and stunning locales that attract adventurers from around the globe.“The size of Crystal Endeavor allows her to visit remote and secluded destinations unattainable for larger vessels, taking guests to Middle Island to visit the world-famous pink Lake Hillier, for example, and visiting locations teeming with Australian wildlife such as the elusive platypus and rare parrots of King Island, Tasmania,” Christensen told LATTE.“Australia’s landscape provides an incredibly diverse range of experiences – whether in true expedition style or cultural discoveries – exploring the many renowned wine, cheese and seafood destinations. The Great Australian Adventure itinerary features the same diversity, and I am confident that the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht will encounter ports of call that will attract locals and globe-trotters alike.”Turquoise Bay, Ningaloo, Western AustraliaImmediately following the Great Australian Adventure will be a 13-night Expedition to the Java Sea from Perth to Singapore, departing on 3 April 2021. It also features a number of new port calls in Western Australia for Crystal: Jurien Bay, Abrolohos Islands and Turquoise Bay at Ningaloo. That voyage will then track further north, stopping at Christmas Island before exploring regions of Indonesia and concluding in Singapore.Abrolhos Islands, Western AustraliaThe Great Australian Adventure itinerary is currently priced from US$11,699 per person twin share for an S7 Deluxe Suite, when booked by 30 April 2019.Fares for the Expedition to the Java Sea start at US$14,949 per person twin share.Lead image: King Island, TasmaniaGo back to the enewsletter
By Constantinos PsillidesWORRYING reports are emerging from south-east Europe – Greece, Cyprus and Turkey – that crystal methamphetamine smoking is a limited, but emerging, problem, with the possibility of a spread among vulnerable populations, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) said yesterday.In its annual review of drug issues in Europe, the report revealed that in 2012, five drug-induced deaths were recorded in Cyprus. Numbers have been relatively stable over the last eight years, it said.Of the four deaths in 2012, four were young men, said the report. The mean age of the deceased was 30 years and all recorded death cases involved opiates, as confirmed by toxicological results.The drug-induced mortality rates among adults (aged 15–64) in Cyprus was 8.2 deaths per million in 2012, well below the European average of 17.1 deaths per million.Data on mortality among drug users is now however available in Cyprus, despite discussions initiated some years ago about the possibility of carrying out longitudinal mortality studies, said the review.In line with its concerns over the growing use of crystal meth, the report said the number of seizures involving methamphetamine in Cyprus doubled in 2012 compared to 2011, and 400g of the substance was seized. As in the previous year, in 2012 a number of seizures involved some 18 new psychoactive substances.In 2012 the third general population survey was carried out in Cyprus on licit and illicit substance use. The previous surveys were carried out in 2006 and 2009. The sample comprised 3,500 respondents aged 15–64 who were Greek speakers residing in government-controlled areas.Cannabis remained the most prevalent illicit substance used; however, there were indications of a decrease when compared with the 2009 survey data. Among 15-34 year-olds the prevalence was 4.2 per cent compared to 7.9 per cent 2009. Based on the 2012 general population study data, it is estimated that about 0.2 per cent of 15- to 64-year-olds in Cyprus are daily or almost daily cannabis users.Cocaine was the second most prevalent drug reported in 2009 and 2012.“A strong link between gender and illicit drug use was re-confirmed in 2012, with males having higher prevalence rates for all drugs,” the report said.The 2012 survey indicated the mean age of cannabis experimentation was 18–20 years, “which coincides with an obligatory enrolment to and release from a National Guard service for all men”.According to EMCDDA, Europe’s drug problem is becoming more complex.European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom said that she was deeply concerned that the drugs consumed in Europe today may be even more damaging to users’ health than in the past.“There are signs that the ecstasy and cannabis sold on the street are getting stronger. I also note that the EU Early Warning System, our first line of defence against emerging drugs, is coming under growing pressure as the number and diversity of substances continue to rise sharply. The system has already reviewed this year four new substances linked to acute intoxications and deaths in the Member States,” she said.The report notes a drop in heroin use in the EU, which was replaced by synthetic opioids.Overall, around 6,100 overdose deaths, mainly related to opioids, were reported in Europe in 2012. This compares to 6,500 reported in 2011 and 7,100 cases in 2009.Rates of over 50 deaths per million were reported in five countries, with the highest rates reported in Estonia (191 per million) and Norway (76 per million), followed by Ireland (70 per million), Sweden (63 per million) and Finland (58 per million).You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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