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IS IT BUBLY OR BUBLÉ A CANADIAN ICON IN HIS 1ST SUPER

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement “I am Canadian and I am a big fan of football,” said Bublé. “I had a blast doing my first Super Bowl commercial with bublé – I mean bubly.  Because of our similar names, the brand and I share a special bond. I love how the cans are bold, bright, and full of personality. They’re perfect for any Super Bowl viewing partés you might be having.”Less than a year after the brand’s successful 2018 launch, the bubly Super Bowl ad showcases its upbeat and playful persona. With a growing flavour line up and the coveted Super Bowl spot, PepsiCo continues to demonstrate its commitment to its water portfolio.“Sparkling water fans across the country have fallen in love with bubly and now we’re thrilled to show-off its fun personality on the world’s biggest stage with the help of a Canadian superstar,” says Lourdes Seminario, Director of Marketing Hydration Portfolio for PepsiCo Canada. “We knew that Bublé was the perfect person to help people crack a smile. With his help, not only do we get to set the record straight that it’s bubly, not bublé, we also get to showcase bubly’s four flavours – all featuring their own colourful smiles and witty greetings on the cans’ tabs, which bubly fans have come to know and love.”The full spot will be on bubly’s social channels in the coming weeks. Follow the conversation online @bublysparkingca to #crackasmile.About PepsiCo CanadaPepsiCo’s businesses in Canada are organized into two business units. PepsiCo Beverages Canada includes the Pepsi, Gatorade and Tropicana businesses. PepsiCo Foods Canada includes the Frito Lay Canada and the Quaker Foods and Snacks business.At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our vision to deliver financial performance over the long term by integrating sustainability into its business strategy, leaving a positive imprint on society and the environment. We do this in part by offering a wide range of products; increasing the number of our nutritious foods and beverages; reducing our environmental impacts; and supporting our employees and the communities where we do business; all of which will help position the company for long-term sustainable growth. For more information, visit pepsico.ca. If you’re wondering why the talented Canadian born singer is starring in his first-ever Super Bowl ad, it’s because of his absolute conviction that bubly is in fact, bublé – specifically named after him. In the spot, Bublé thinks it’s a bublé world and we’re all just living in it. MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 17, 2019 – bubly, PepsiCo Canada’s sparkling water beverage that is full of flavour and personalité, will debut its first-ever Super Bowl advertisement with a :30-second in-game spot titled “Can I have a bublé?”, featuring four-time Grammy award-winning Canadian singer Michael Bublé.  Four flavours in the brand’s current portfolio, strawberrybubly, limebubly, grapefruitbubly and orangebubly, are featured in the ad and boast no calories, no sweeteners and no artificial flavours. Facebook Michael Bublé LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

 

Moroccan Actor Says Theres No Healthcare in Morocco Because of MoneyHungry

Rabat – Moroccan actor Youssef Joundy strongly criticized the Moroccan health sector when his four-year-old son was a subject to a medical error.Joundi wrote on his Facebook on December 26 that his four-year-old son fell at school, so he took him to a hospital in Casablanca.He said the doctor who treated his son is “ignorant” and  the hospital he went to is a “ souq (market) for trafficking citizens’ health.” Read Also: Human Rights NGO Calls Morocco’s Public Health Sector Obsolete, in Need of ReformsEven after multiple visits to the hospital, the doctors asserted that his son had no serious injury. However, distrustful of the doctors and their diagnosis, he took his son to a specialist. After x-rays, doctors found out that his son had a broken elbow.“I told the doctor that they told me that my son does not have anything wrong. He told me everything is clear in the x-ray,” he added.He said, “an ignorant doctor in a souq called a hospital, caused my son a surgery.”While the actor was thankful for the success of the surgery, he strongly criticized the health sector saying that there is no “healthcare in Morocco.” He added that some doctors are only after money.Many Moroccans have been criticizing the public health sector. In October, dozens of Moroccan doctors condemned the lack of equipment and health sector in Morocco generally.In its 2016-2017 annual report, made public on August 27, the Court of Auditors identified irregularities in many hospital centers across the country.The annual report condemned long delays for appointments in Moroccan hospitals, which can exceed 10 months. read more

 

UNbacked court for Sierra Leone war crimes charges five with contempt

Two convicted former leaders of the group known as the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council that was active in Sierra Leone in the 1990s – Ibrahim Bazzy Kamara and Santigie Borbor Kanu (aka Five-Five) – were served with their indictments in Rwanda’s Mpanga Prison, where they are serving lengthy sentences for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sierra Leone.Also facing charges are Hassan Papa Bangura (aka Bomblast) and Samuel Kargbo (aka Sammy Ragga), who live in Sierra Leone. The four are charged with two counts of attempting to bribe a witness to recant his testimony.Mr. Kamara faces an additional count of disclosing the name of a protected witness, “in knowing violation of an order of a Chamber,” according to a news release issued by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).Based in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the court was set up in 2002 to try those most responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law in the civil wars that plagued the country, starting in 1996.In a separate order, the Trial Chamber charged Eric Senessie on nine counts of attempting to induce prosecution witnesses in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor to recant the testimony they gave before the Court.No arrest warrants have been issued and all the accused have sought guidance from the court’s defence office on obtaining counsel.The charges followed separate independent investigations ordered in March by the Trial Chamber to determine whether allegations raised by the prosecution provided sufficient grounds to initiate contempt proceedings.If convicted, the accused could serve up to seven years in jail, fines of up to two million leones (approximately $500), or both. 7 June 2011The United Nations-backed court set up to try suspects indicted for war crimes in Sierra Leone today charged five people with contempt of court for allegedly interfering with prosecution witnesses who testified in two separate trials. read more

 

What Role Will Integrations APIs Play in the Evolution of UCC

While the big vendors ponder how to react to this latest threat to their status quo, their users are improvising new ways of collaborating. They’re not waiting for permission. They’re not strategizing. They’re productionizing, iterating, and evolving. Traditional vendors have been more guarded and less generous. But I’m increasingly confident that, as this new wave breaks over them, they too will be faced with creating and publishing RESTful APIs for their full feature sets in order to remain credible and competitive. That’s a vast and positive shift. As with all waves, there will come a crest and then a settling period of calm – a breathing space to allow some harmonization and reconciliation. By the end of that period, the world of collaboration will have changed – forever and for the better. How Might Integrations and APIs Change Things?Challengers in the UC space – where interoperability means prosperity – have always offered APIs. New entrants have built their reputations by a) doing one thing well, and b) offering integrations with everyone else through RESTful APIs. Both approaches have fueled choice and creativity for user teams powering ahead with workflow innovations. Untangling Services, Microservices, Functions Tom Nolle June 27, 2019 Understanding applications in the cloud era takes deciphering the terms of modern software architecture. Changes for UsersUsers will retain their power to innovate on collaboration experiences that remove friction and improve the outcomes of their workflows. They’ll be able to choose from a broader and more colorful palette of solutions from vendors both new and old – now richly interoperable with each other. And those users will once more embrace the IT professionals in their ecosystems, relying on them to streamline the process of creating, scaling, and quality-assuring their solutions. Leading the Way to a Developer-Focused Future Beth Schultz April 29, 2019 Creating a developer mindset isn’t easy, but it’s an imperative as communications and collaboration technologies become increasingly software-centric. Plugging Into the Power of APIs Gary Audin June 07, 2019 Evangelist Roy Kurver shares on the importance of APIs for communications today. For us to reach those calm waters, the old guard will need to shift their philosophy and open up their systems to meaningful integrations through APIs. While there’s nothing new about APIs in general, RESTful APIs specifically have transformed the adoption, synthesis, and proliferation of Web-based services. They made possible the blossoming of platforms that we now all take for granted, including Apple’s App Store, and Google Play. If you already know about RESTful APIs, skip the next paragraph – otherwise, here’s the essential context you need: Twilio Says, ‘Let’s Keep the Conversation Flowing’ Beth Schultz August 08, 2019 The cloud communications platform company showcases two new APIs aimed at improving conversational engagement for messaging and phone calls. Scenario PlanningSo, what should you do, right now, to get ahead of that wave? This exercise is mostly about scenario planning. But it might be that you can already make significant improvements by leveraging the RESTful APIs that exist today. 1. Start with a workflow: Choose one that’s central to the productivity of a team or group in your organization. Definitely flowchart it. Check your understanding with the people it matters to most. Test your assumptions – or better still, make none to begin with.2. Investigate systems:How many individual electronic systems does it require to complete the workflow?Which is the ”keystone” system, the one that hosts the focus of the workflow – the asset, the process?How many times does an individual need to take their attention off that system and shift focus to another in order to complete the next step in the flow? One example would be to look up from Google Docs, with real-time co-creation in full flow, to message a colleague about their last contribution. According to research, even brief mental blocks created by shifting between tasks can reduce a worker’s productivity by as much as 40%.3. Investigate shortcuts:Where can you introduce simplicity? Look for the snafus. A simple example would be having to print off a digital form to sign it.Where can you introduce streamlining? Example: You have a diverse team of people in your marketing function. Online ideation regularly requires ad hoc group conferences. Some members reflexively use app A, because it’s brilliant on the tablet they’re never without. Some resort to app B, out of habit. There are almost as many options as people. But integrate a ”start conference” function in the keystone app and they’ll all choose the path of least resistance, thus simplifying their lives – and yours too.4. Investigate available integrations and RESTful APIs:If you’re working with a challenger vendor, they’ll have a library of ready-made integrations that are continually expanding. Look here first.Next, look to your current vendors’ APIs. You won’t need coding experience to qualify whether the kind of integration you have in mind is supported.Get an opinion from a developer. There’s no specialist knowledge required at this stage. For example, any Web developer in your organization or ecosystem will be able to double-check your conclusions and offer further insights into the scope of possible integrations.5. Plan, test and learn:It’s simple to test a ready-built integration with a subset of users. You’ll learn if it can achieve what you hoped, or whether you need a custom development. And you’ll be able to compare the costs of each against a realistic assessment of productivity gains.If you’re planning a development using an API, know that many of them come with a library of scripts for various calls and queries. Your developers can cut and paste those into their code.If your current vendor(s) don’t publish the necessary APIs, request one. And be prepared to introduce a new vendor if they can solve a worthwhile problem faster than your current vendor. It’s been more than a quarter of a century since SIP promised an Internet-inspired open, creative, and interoperable world of high-value multimedia communications that would spell the death of the PSTN. In the last few years, WebRTC vowed to lower the barriers of specialist skills and complex development required to build rich communication services into any Web-based service. I don’t need to tell you that none of those things panned out exactly as predicted, and the mainstream UC world went about its business as usual. Vonage Takes Care of Healthcare with New Services, APIs Zeus Kerravala April 16, 2019 Helps healthcare organizations fast-track digital transformation plans But now there’s a third wave of change: the unstoppable digitization of workflows and the opportunities that creates for collaboration. Co-creation, co-editing, co-curation, co-piloting – these will finally break the mold. Traditional vendors’ myopic and walled-off strategies for how people ought to collaborate have been overtaken by collaboration in practice. Integration_APIs_774.png In summary, a wave of change is sweeping over our industry. We can’t resist it. We should embrace it. Challengers are already surfing. Closed, siloed solutions from traditional vendors will either swim or sink. RESTful APIs are the buoyancy aids that everyone should grab.Tags:News & ViewsRESTful APIscollaborationintegrationsworkflowAPIs & Embedded CommunicationsCPaaSTeam Collaboration Tools & WorkspacesTechnology TrendsUnified Communications & Collaboration Articles You Might Like Imagine you create a new Web app – you intend it to be the ultimate competitor to Instagram. It’s critical that you make it simple for developers to create apps and integrations with the app so that they embrace it, without the need to learn new coding precepts and languages. And, when they generate code for browser A, then it should also work with browsers B, C, and so on. It’s the same story with smartphone operating systems. Using simple constructs like resources and resource locators (e.g., URLs) and familiar calls (”get”), RESTful APIs make it simple for an app to interact with a Web server. For example, to request information on a resource (”user”), find out its state (“new post”) and modify that resource, too (“like”). See All in APIs & Embedded Communications » Log in or register to post comments read more

 

Walmart to stop selling handgun ammunition

NEW YORK — Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it.The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart store.The Bentonville, Arkansas-based discounter said Tuesday it will stop selling short-barrel and handgun ammunition after it runs out of its current inventory. It will also discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, marking its complete exit from handguns and allowing it to focus on hunting rifles and related ammunition only.“We have a long heritage as a company of serving responsible hunters and sportsmen and women, and we’re going to continue doing so,” according to a memo by Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon that will be circulated to employees Tuesday afternoon.Walmart is further requesting that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms at its stores unless they are law enforcement officers. Last month, a gunman entered a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas and killed 22 people using an AK-style firearm that Walmart already bans the sale of. Texas became an open carry state in 2016, allowing people to openly carry firearms in public.Walmart’s moves will reduce its market share of ammunition from around 20% to a range of about 6% to 9%, according to Tuesday’s memo. About half of its more than 4,000 U.S. stores sell firearms.The nation’s largest retailer has been facing increasing pressure to change its gun policies by gun control activists, employees and politicians after the El Paso shooting and a second unrelated shooting in Dayton, Ohio that killed nine people. A few days before that, two Walmart workers were killed by another worker at a store in Southaven, Mississippi.In the aftermath of the El Paso shooting, Walmart ordered workers to remove video game signs and displays that depict violence from stores nationwide. But that fell well short of demands for the retailer to stop selling firearms entirely. Critics have also wanted Walmart to stop supporting politicians backed by the National Rifle Association.The retailer has long found itself in an awkward spot with its customers and gun enthusiasts. Many of its stores are located in rural areas where hunters are depend on Walmart to get their equipment. Walmart is trying to walk a fine line by trying to embrace its hunting heritage while being a more responsible retailer.With its new policy on “open carry,” McMillon noted in his memo that individuals have tried to make a statement by carrying weapons into its stores just to frighten workers and customers. But there are well-intentioned customers acting lawfully who have also inadvertently caused a store to be evacuated and local law enforcement to be called to respond.He says Walmart will continue to treat “law-abiding customers with respect” and it will have a “non-confrontational approach.”Walmart says it hopes to use its weight to help other retailers by sharing its best practices like software that it uses for background checks. And the company, which in 2015 stopped selling assault rifles like the AR-rifles used in several mass shootings, urged more debate on the reauthorization of the assault weapons ban. McMillon says Walmart will send letters to the White House and the Congressional leadership that calls for action on these “common sense” measures.“In a complex situation lacking a simple solution, we are trying to take constructive steps to reduce the risk that events like these will happen again,” McMillon wrote in his memo. “The status quo is unacceptable.”Over the last 15 years, Walmart had expanded beyond its hunting and fishing roots, carrying items like assault rifles in response to increasing demand. But particularly since 2015, often coinciding with major public mass shootings, the company has made moves to curb the sale of ammunition and guns.Walmart announced in February 2018 that it would no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and also removed items resembling assault-style rifles from its website. Those moves were prompted by the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.In 2015, Walmart stopped selling semi-automatic weapons like the AR-15 style rifle, the type used in the Dayton shooting. The retailer also doesn’t sell large-capacity magazines, handguns (except in Alaska) or bump stocks, nor the AK-style firearm that was used by the El Paso shooter.In the mid-1990s, Walmart stopped selling handguns with the exception of Alaska.Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press read more

 

Govt to transfer NICIL properties being maintained by KUI Patterson

Kwakwani Utility IncorporatedThe government is pursuing the transfer of some National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) properties now being maintained by the Kwakwani Utility Incorporated (KUI).KUI falls under the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s (MPI) Hinterland Electricity Company Incorporated (HECI) which is a subsidiary of NICIL. It is responsible for electricity distribution, as well as water and sewage disposal in Kwakwani.According to a DPI release, on a visit to Kwakwani, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson met with KUI’s General Manager, Fitzhubert McPherson and board members to discuss issues affecting the company and to share his 2019 plans for the community.Challenges with fuel acquisition, the poor performance of newly installed generator sets and the need for restructuring of the board were among issues discussed.Further, McPherson also bemoaned the problems encountered with NICIL properties, noting that KUI employees are looking after NICIL properties but the company is getting no returns.He recommended that instead of leaving the properties to deteriorate they could be rented to earn some income.Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson meeting with board members of Kwakwani Utility IncorporatedMinister Patterson assured the board members that that issue will be addressed immediately: “Kwakwani Utility Incorporated used to be under NICIL and it no longer is and now it is under MPI but we omitted to vest some key assets in the transfer and it’s causing them (board) some issues. So we are looking into that as we speak.”The long-term plan for the community is the construction of a solar farm similar to that in Mabaruma. Minister Patterson told the board members that the government is in the final processes for a loan for the solar farm. He tasked the board with identifying a plot of land for the initiative.“We need land, we don’t want to buy land, and we’re looking for state land or land under KUI or NICIL just to put the solar panels. They are normally on a pole elevated so it can be swampland. Once we do it in the dry season there will be very little maintenance so the water wouldn’t affect it. Whenever we have to do maintenance the panels are high in the air,” Patterson stated. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related$97.5M to improve electricity supply to KwakwaniMay 27, 2019In “latest news”Kwakwani Utilities Inc. commissions new enginesMarch 22, 2018In “latest news”NICIL alleges ill-informed, politically motivated assaultJuly 2, 2014In “Politics” read more

 

Guy from Kerry handpicked by Jamie Oliver in global talent search

first_imgA RESTAURANT OWNER from Kerry has been chosen by Jamie Oliver as one of the finalists of an international YouTube search for new TV cooking talent.Paul Treyvaud owns a restaurant in Killarney and has been making unorthodox cooking videos and posting them to YouTube for a while now, so when Simon Cowell put out the call for new foodie talent, Paul answered.He was singled out by Oliver as one of the four finalists, who said that he thought Treyvaud “probably cooked the best meal out of all of them”. Ultimately the outright winner was Gerard Panahon from the Philippines, who whipped up Bibingkang Especial (a type of cake).Treyvaud began making videos in 2010 when the recession hit and he wanted to drum up some business.He hit gold with his short film Freezing My Scallops Off, which saw him up a mountain in -10 weather, wearing shorts and cooking up a storm. The video now has more than 100,000 hits.Treyvaud’s audition for the Fantastic Food contest saw him keeping it Kingdom, serving up potato pancakes and salmon by the shores of a Kerry lake using local ingredients.What do you think, is he the next Nigella? (without the frocks of course!)YouTube/Branson47Hang on.. did he mention… killing rabbits?Gulp!Quick lads… HIDE!Treyvaud is all about the freshest of ingredients and back to basics, with his tips on how to skin a deer, or how to pluck a pigeon. He even does a mean fish and chips – after harpooning his own seabass and trout off the coast of Kenmare.The You Generation is the first ever talent competition of its type.Simon Cowell, aka The FameMaker, is looking for the world’s next big singers, performing pets, stylists, and many more, and the auditions are being held exclusively on YouTube.The next search is for girl bands, so start practicing your Beyoncé struts ladies, because they’re looking for Irish entries.Think you fit the bill? You’ll find all the details over at The You Generation.Simon Cowell turns his sights on YouTube>last_img read more

 

Portal speedrun world record now stands at 8 minutes 31 seconds

first_imgAnyone who’s played the first Portal knows it’s not a long game, but a new world record sees Portal being completed in 8 minutes and 31.93 seconds, about 50 seconds faster than the previous record.Back in 2010, Portal Done Pro set the world record for completing Portal. DemonStrate’s time was 9 minutes and 25.567 seconds, but sadly for him, his time has been beaten by almost a minute. The new speed run named Portal Done Pro-er, was completed by several different gamers who did a few sections each to make up the overall record time.The time of the run is measured from the point where the cross-hairs first appear and when the last of GLaDOS’ cores is destroyed. The majority of time seems to be spent in lifts, and no cheats or hacks are used in either run but players take advantage of many different glitches, the details of which are listed in a Google Docs document written by the team. It details walkthroughs of each section although you’d have to understand a fair bit about glitching to get what they’re talking about.The team, made up by a few members of SourceRun, started speed running the chambers in April this year, but took a break between then and June. The majoirty of the run was done in the space of just two weeks.The video is so fast it’s hard to tell what’s going on in a number of places. It seems a lot of glitches exploit being able to fire portals through normally inaccessable floors. The final boss is also glitched so all the cores appear in their places at once meaning GLaDOS doesn’t even have time to finish her speech before she’s utterly destroyed.Will anyone else be able to beat this new record?via Eurogamerlast_img read more

 

School drinking sex and depression the average life of your typical Irish

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Syda Productions A NEW REPORT launched today has revealed how the average Irish teenager is entering adulthood.The findings are the first results from interviews with just over 6,000 17/18-year-olds who have been participating in the study since 2007, when they were 9 years old.The report by the ESRI has showed while most 17 to 18-year-olds are satisfied with their lives, there are still a number of issues facing the typical Irish teen.Drug use, alcohol consumption and their sex lives were also explored.The study found:98% of teens were in some form of education, work or training.The average teenager earns €72 a week from a part-time job.One in five are overweight with girls more likely to struggle.One in ten 17/18-year-olds reported that they had been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or both by a medical professional.Just under 90% said they had drank alcohol with 40% drinking 2-4 times per month.40% reported that they had had oral sex, while 33% said they had had sexual intercourse.56% said they always used a condom, although 11% said they never used one.8% said they smoked every day.Just under 30% had used cannabis in their lives.The new report also found that the vast majority of young people are happy with their lives. But the levels dips when children from a lower socio-economic background were surveyed.While most teenagers surveyed said they are happy with their lives, young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds reported being less satisfied.But one aspect of the study which stayed relatively constant for those from all backgrounds was that family and health were the most important things in life.Politics and religion scored at the bottom of the pile.James Williams, research professor at the ESRI, said: http://jrnl.ie/3060054 Thursday 3 Nov 2016, 9:50 AM Nov 3rd 2016, 9:50 AM 13 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 18,204 Views Share75 Tweet Email3 School, drinking, sex and depression – the average life of your typical Irish teenager Family and health the most important to teens while religion and politics are largely ignored. Minister for Children Katherine Zappone. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesChildren’s Minister Katherine Zappone said the report raises concerns about the effects of economic inequality on people’s lives.She said: “The key findings however also raise some areas of concern, for example, children from families who are better off educationally or financially continue tend to fare better than those who are less well-off across a range of outcomes.”Read: Fears up to 100 Yelp jobs will be lost in Dublin >Read: The Commissioner’s directive and the probationers’ payslips – 48 hours of garda fury > Drinking alcohol or smoking at an early age is associated with more frequent and higher levels of consumption by the age of 17/18, which points to clear ways we can help teenagers to make healthier choices. By Garreth MacNamee Image: Shutterstock/Syda Productions Short URLlast_img read more

 

Un réacteur de Fessenheim en arrêt automatique

first_imgUn réacteur de Fessenheim en arrêt automatiqueMercredi, la direction de la centrale de Fessenheim a indiqué que l’un des réacteurs de l’installation s’était mis mardi en arrêt automatique lors d’un exercice. Les raisons de cet arrêt restent pour l’heure inconnues. Que s’est t-il passé mardi à la centrale de Fessenheim ? C’est la question à laquelle essaie aujourd’hui de répondre la direction du site. Hier, lors d’un exercice appelé “essai technique périodique”, l’un des réacteurs de la centrale, le numéro 2, s’est automatiquement arrêté pour des raisons inconnues. L’exercice en question également appelé “essai d’ilôtage”, consiste en fait à déconnecter une unité de production du réseau national pour réaliser une série de tests. Or, si l’autre réacteur n’a pas connu de dysfonctionnement, le numéro 2 lui n’est pas resté en fonctionnement durant l’exercice. “Des investigations techniques sont en cours pour déterminer l’origine de l’arrêt automatique”, avant de pouvoir relancer l’unité de production “dans les meilleurs délais”, a indiqué la direction cité par l’AFP. L’exercice était réalisé à la demande du gestionnaire du réseau de transport d’électricité.Bien que l’on doive donc attendre les résultats de l’enquête avant d’en savoir plus, la direction a d’ores et déjà précisé que l’arrêt “n’a eu aucun impact ni sur la sûreté des installations, ni sur l’environnement”. Des habitants inquiets de la fermeture de la centrale Dans la région de la centrale, les habitants sont inquiets, non pas en raison de l’arrêt automatique du réacteur 2 mais au sujet de l’avenir de l’installation. Durant sa campagne, le président élu François Hollande a promis la fermeture de Fessenheim, la plus vieille centrale de France mise en service en 1977. Or, dans le village qui compte quelque 2.300 habitants, rares sont les foyers dont aucun membre ou proche ne travaille pas à la centrale, qui emploie plus de 700 personnes et quelque 200 prestataires permanents. Lors du second tour, les habitants avaient ainsi voté à 69% pour Nicolas Sarkozy, qui comptait lui poursuivre l’exploitation de l’installation. “Quand je me suis installée en 1974, le village comptait 700 habitants. Des écoles ont été créées depuis, des maisons ont été construites pour les agents EDF. Là, c’est sûr, les gens s’inquiètent”, explique Marie-Claude Meyer, une retraitée de 66 ans et ancienne employée de la centrale citée par l’AFP. L’avenir des commerces préoccupent tout particulièrement les habitants. “Tout va fermer ici, bravo les Parisiens. L’argent ici vient de la centrale. Si elle ferme, c’est fini”, assure Norbert, unmaraîcher de la région qui vient vendre ses fruits et légumes à Fessenheim “depuis 1982”.À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylAlors que l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire a estimé que la centrale pourrait fonctionner encore 10 ans, certains habitants convaincus de la sûreté de l’installation gardent espoir. “On ne désespère pas qu’il change d’avis. Maintenant, il faut qu’on nous donne de la visibilité sur l’avenir et des garanties sur l’emploi local. Pour l’instant, je vais geler les embauches”, expliqueDominique Schelcher, directeur du supermarché situé à l’entrée de la ville.Selon les promesses de François Hollande, la centrale construite sur une zone sismique et possédant deux réacteurs devrait fermer aux alentours de 2017, soit l’année de son 40e anniversaire. “Tout le personnel sera reclassé et Fessenheim deviendra un site pilote pour le démantèlement des centrales en fin de vie”, a ainsi affirmé le président élu. Le 9 mai 2012 à 16:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Healthy Living FDA says certain type of breast implants linked to cancer

first_img Sandra Maas February 7, 2019 Sandra Maas, Healthy Living: FDA says certain type of breast implants linked to cancer Posted: February 7, 2019center_img Updated: 7:37 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- The safety of breast implants is in the spotlight again after the FDA issues new warnings about their link to a rare form of cancer. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgical procedures in the U.S.Since 2011, the Food and Drug Administration has been tracking a disturbing trend:  rare cases of breast implant associated lymphoma.The FDA will hold a public meeting next month to monitor known risks associated with breast implants.Risks like implant rupture, capsular contracture—or scar tissue formation around the implant, autoimmune problems and a type of cancer linked to textured implants called “anaplastic large cell lymphoma.”It’s been almost two decades since breast implants were seriously scrutinized for health problems.Julie Lykins talks to KUSI’s Sandra Maas to raise awareness about the health risks associatedwith implants.To learn more visit healingbreastimplantillness.com Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

 

Regional Arlington Magazine Debuts

first_imgArlington Magazine will be distributed to “prospective subscribers, local newsstands and other retail establishments, and prominent public places, such as doctors and dentists’ offices” to garner buzz for the new publication.Topics of interest include real estate, restaurants, family issues, education, community issues, art and more. Arlington Magazine will cover its namesake, McLean and Falls Church, Virginia.A yearly subscription costs $19.95, with a slightly discounted two-year price tag of $34.95.More on this topic Arlington Magazine Editor & Publisher to Launch Digital Edition Metered Paid Content Platform Press+ Expands Internationally Instinct Magazine to Relaunch Gay Travel News Jazz Times to Play Again ‘Financial Constraints’ Force ASBPE to Cancel National Editorial ConferenceJust In Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQPowered by The regional magazine sector continues to expand as new publication Arlington Magazine debuts this month. With a bi-monthly frequency, Arlington Magazine’s first round includes 25,000 print copies.Arlington Magazine is a sister publication of Bethesda Magazine, which hit newsstands in 2004. Steve Hull, publisher of Bethesda, launches Arlington with publisher Greg Hamilton. Rounded out by editor Jenny Sullivan, Arlington‘s staff cumulatively boasts an extensive publishing background: Hull was senior vice president of Atlantic Media before launching Bethesda; Hamilton formerly acted as chief marketing officer with Congressional Quarterly. Sullivan comes from Builder Magazine, where she was senior architecture and design editor.last_img read more

Abbott Urges Texas Universities To ReEvaluate Admission Processes Measles Cases Rise To

first_imgWednesday, March 13, 2019Top afternoon stories:Ryan Poppe/Texas Public RadioTexas Governor Greg Abbott.Abbott Urges Texas Universities To Re-Evaluate Admission ProcessesGov. Greg Abbott is urging Texas universities to re-evaluate their admissions processes in the wake of a federal investigation that led to bribery charges against a coach at the University of Texas at Austin, The Texas Tribune reported on Wednesday.“As far as the University of Texas is concerned — but I will expand this to every university in the state of Texas — it’s important for every university to go back and re-evaluate, to study and to investigate, their admissions processes to make sure that nothing like this either is happening or can happen,” Abbott said Wednesday morning at an unrelated news conference in Austin.“I expect all universities to look into this and make sure they have procedures and policies so that this type of action will never be able to happen again,” the governor added.While urging Texas universities to take action Wednesday, Abbott also said it was “appropriate that the federal authorities be able to continue their investigation.”Centers for Disease Control and PreventionMeasles rash.Measles Cases Rise To 11 StatewideThe Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is reporting 11 cases of measles as of this week. Last week, the state surpassed the total number in all of 2018 when there were nine confirmed cases. In 2017, Texas only had one case of measles.The 11th case is in Collin County and the patient is an adult who had traveled internationally, as reported by The Dallas Morning News.Harris County has the most cases in the state, with four reported by health officials. The other counties with confirmed cases are: Bell, Collin, Denton, Galveston, Guadalupe, Jefferson and Montgomery.DSHS has issued a health alert reminding health care providers to consider measles in diagnoses and immediately report suspected cases to public health authorities.CERAWEEKEnergy Secretary Rick Perry spoke at the 2019 edition of CERAWEEK in Houston on March 13, 2019.Perry Talks Of New Energy EraU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the United States has entered a new energy era thanks to innovation and openness to foreign markets. He was in Houston on Wednesday speaking at CERAWeek, a week-long annual event that gathers worldwide leaders and experts from the energy sector.Perry, the longest-serving Texas governor who held the office from 2000 until 2015, commended the growth of renewable sources of energy in the Lone Star State. “Texas now produces 15 percent of its total energy from wind and solar,” he said. “That is more, percentage wise, than our friends in Europe.”Perry also talked about projections that the United States will become a net oil exporter in the next two years, touting it as an achievement that proves the nation’s progress. Sharelast_img read more

The Fantasy Footballers Podcast Lands SiriusXM Live Weekly Show

first_img Redman Defends Jay-Z’s NFL Partnership: ‘I’m Sure He’s Going to Open More Doors’  The three guys from Arizona behind popular podcast The Fantasy Footballers are coming to SiriusXM with their own two-hour, live weekly show.Launching ahead of the 2019 NFL regular season, “The Fantasy Footballers on SiriusXM” will feature the podcast’s hosts — Andy Holloway, Jason Moore and Mike Wright — analyzing the gridiron fantasy-sports landscape and taking calls from listeners seeking advice on their draft picks. The show will debut Aug. 22, airing every Thursday (5-7 p.m. ET/2-4 p.m. PT) exclusively on the SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio channel.In addition, The Fantasy Footballers’ independently produced podcast will be broadcast on the SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio channel — the first podcast to air on the channel — each weeknight at 1 a.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, starting Monday, Aug. 19. The business is profitable and last year generated $2.7 million in revenue, according to Holloway. The team produces the podcasts and YouTube videos from a studio in north Phoenix, and the company has three full-time employees and 12 contract writers. Especially in the early days, The Fantasy Footballers relied on fan contributions via Patreon, where they provide their members extra content. So far, they’ve remained independent and haven’t taken on any debt or outside investment.“We’re lucky we got in when we did,” said Holloway. The recent gold rush into podcasting and resulting content explosion, he said, “makes it more difficult for independent podcasts to break in today.”The Fantasy Footballers also sell “The Ultimate Draft Kit” digital guide (available in two editions, priced at $30 and $60), which they market through the podcast, and the trio went on a five-city tour earlier this year. In addition, they have committed to philanthropic efforts, partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital this year to support its mission to end childhood cancer.The Fantasy Footballers are represented by Amplify Management and are signed with WME.Pictured above (l. to r.): Mike Wright, Jason Moore, Andy Holloway NFL, Roc Nation to Stage ‘Inspire Change’ Concert With Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor Next Week ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety “The Fantasy Footballers are trusted experts in the game, and we’re excited to give our subscribers a leg up in their leagues with exclusive access to Andy, Jason and Mike on their new, weekly SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio show,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of sports programming. Related In another new pact with the NFL, The Fantasy Footballers are participating in “NFL Fantasy League One,” a new short-form video series premiering Tuesday, Sept. 3, which will connect NFL fantasy experts and NFL Network personalities with celebrities who love the game. With participants divided between “expert” and “celeb” divisions, “NFL Fantasy League One” will stream four shows per week and feature segments updating viewers with the latest fantasy news, as well as League One updates from both the celebrity and expert divisions. “NFL Fantasy League One” content will be distributed via the new NFL Fantasy app, NFL.com and the NFL app. Segments will also be featured within “NFL Fantasy Live” on NFL Network and across the NFL’s fantasy social accounts.In addition, this season, Fantasy Footballers’ Wright will be the voice of Amazon Web Services NFL Next Gen Stats national TV campaign.The Fantasy Footballers podcast debuted in 2014, after the three had become friends when they worked for a Scottsdale, Ariz., tech startup producing Facebook games. Initially, it was just a fun sidelight: “Andy and Mike started a podcast just ragging on the other guys in our fantasy-football league,” Moore said.It became a hit, and they soon quit their jobs to turn The Fantasy Footballers into a business. In 2018, the podcast topped 100 million downloads, making it the largest fantasy-football podcast in the U.S. Their YouTube channel has over 140,000 subscribers. The show won the “best sports podcast” category at iHeartMedia’s first Podcast Awards in January 2019.The podcast is available to listen to free at thefantasyfootballers.com and on platforms including Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.At the outset, “We felt there was an opportunity to bring something new: a fantasy-football show that spans the full year,” Holloway said. “We knew we had to be accurate, and we had to be entertaining — there are some fantasy shows that are like reading from a spreadsheet.”last_img read more

A breezy Basant Panchami in Kolkata

first_imgAs a shivering winter fades away, a rejuvenating spring slowly comes in. With the onset of spring or popularly known as ‘Basant’, various religious festivals are celebrated across the country. Different religious communities have different ways of celebrating the arrival of this season, reflecting unity in diversity and ruling out any discrimination against one another. Punjabis celebrate some diverse and unique festivals every year. Each of these festivals has some or other religious legends associated with it. They people believe in celebrating any festive occasion to the hilt and as a result, every festival is marked with traditional songs, energetic dances, and delicious recipes. The Basant festival that falls on the fifth day of the season is celebrated mostly by Punjabis across the world. With exceptional extravagance and right degree of pomp, they make the most of this occasion. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf’Punjabee Bradree’, a social and charitable organisation based in Kolkata, has been celebrating this day since its inception in the seventies. It is considered to be the maiden social and cultural festival event of the Bradree amongst others. Celebrated on the 5th of February, it is famous for its vivacity and colour. People come out to celebrate Basant with zeal and fervour where they interact and spend the whole day rejoicing. They put on yellow costumes appropriate to the season looking like a huge mass of mustard blossom walking down to the event. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn the presence of 1500 members or more, the Punjabee Bradree celebrated their 50 glorious years of their Annual Basant function at Lion’s Safari Park. With more than 30 food & game stalls, a designated Kids Corner, Sports Events and Treasure Island, Bhangra & Gidda performance by a renowned artist, the entire park was decorated with the colours of Basant. “This year we celebrated our 50th years of Basant Mela , so it’s special. Every year people of our community make it a point to meet and enjoy on this day. The kid’s along with their parents eat, dance and party,” said Neeraj Kapoor, Joint Secretary of the ‘Punjab Bradree’. Over the years, this occasion has been drawing huge crowds revelling in the happiness and enjoyment in the lap of Mother Nature. Various fun-filled activities are held involving children and their parents. Kite-flying is a popular entertainment of the people on this occasion. On a breezy Basant Panchami day, one could see nothing but innumerable multi-coloured kites in the sky, swishing over in all directions. “I take this opportunity to profoundly thank our media partner ‘Millennium Post’ in helping us making this event a grand success and for felicitating our Ladies Wing Members at this Event,” added Neeraj. The journey of the Bradree over the last five decades have been studded with glorious achievements because of their unique way to expand the ambit of their Bradree by accommodating youngsters through various fun filled activities and unhesitatingly connecting and empathising with those in need. In addition, existing members of the organisation have committed themselves to make it even more successful through concrete planning and welfare activities.last_img read more

Colin Ole Miss The biggest cheaters in college football

first_imgColin has been saying it for years. Ole Miss is crooked. He’s heard plenty of reliable information over time from plenty of well connected sources about dirty recruiting tactics in Oxford.Hard evidence to the corruption appeared in the form of text messages between Ole Miss coaches and top Draft pick Laremy Tunsil, which were posted to his hacked Twitter account before last year’s NFL Draft.Yesterday, the NCAA announced 8 new violations against Mississippi, in addition to 13 it already faced. It also faces lack of institutional control charges. In response, Mississippi announced a self-imposed a bowl ban in an attempt to lessen their eventual punishment.  Good Luck with that.Colin knows people that have worked with Saban at Alabama. He doesn’t cheat. He doesn’t have to. Ole Miss has to cheat, and they have been for a long time. Judgment day appears to be coming in Oxford, and a self-imposed bowl ban shouldn’t change that. Advertisement What was known for a long time on college football circles is now public knowledge:“Ole Miss. The biggest cheaters in college football. There’s no second place.”Here’s the announcement from the University on the most recent round of allegations and the L.O.I.C charge:last_img read more

CMS Not Delaying XR29 Standard for CT Dose Reduction

first_imgNews | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 10, 2015 CMS Not Delaying XR-29 Standard for CT Dose Reduction CT operators will have to begin reporting scans on Medicare patients with non-complaint equipment starting Jan. 1, 2016 Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Image courtesy of Toshiba America Medical SystemsNovember 10, 2015 — This fall, imaging pundits discussed the possible delay of XR-29, a standard designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to encourage computed tomography (CT) providers to upgrade their equipment to low-dose configurations. But it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that, effective Jan. 1, 2016, CT operators will have to report scans performed on Medicare patients with equipment that does not comply with the “Smart Dose” standard. Additionally, those out of compliance will take a 5 percent hit in Medicare technical payments throughout 2015; this penalty will increase to 15 percent in 2017 and later. According to CMS, testing for compliance with XR-29 will be done as part of the periodic accreditation of the CT scanners.The decision will likely catch more than a few American sites flat-footed. In August, an Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) survey found that 36 percent of respondents would not be compliant with the standard, if it took effect as scheduled. The result could be a surge of interest at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in modern CTs, which are optimized for low-dose scanning.For more information: www.medicalimaging.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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United Q3 profit up 30 as it recoups fuel costs

first_img Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Tags: Fuel, United Airlines United Q3 profit up 30% as it recoups fuel costs << Previous PostNext Post >> By: The Associated Press Share CHICAGO — United Airlines says it is now passing the full impact of higher fuel prices to its customers, helping the nation’s third-biggest carrier boost third-quarter profit by 30%.Parent company United Continental Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that it earned US$836 million, as rising revenue more than offset a 40 per cent jump in fuel spending.United doesn’t disclose average fares, but an approximation – revenue for every seat flown one mile – rose a surprisingly steep 6.1 per cent from a year ago.CEO Oscar Munoz declared it a “stand-out third quarter performance” that “is proof that United is building momentum.”The company raised its forecast of full-year earnings per share.United shares rose more than 4 per cent in the first hour of late trading after the report was released.Chicago-based United has struggled to keep up with rivals like American and especially Delta. To turn things around, Munoz’s executive team has added flights from its mid-U.S. hub airports in Chicago, Denver and Houston, where many passengers connect to other destinations. Executives say those are now among United’s strongest operations in growth of revenue per seat.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedUnited said it earned $3.06 per share, which included losses of seven cents per share from tropical storms that led to cancelled flights. Analysts, who may not have accounted for the storm-related losses, expected $3.09 per share, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.Revenue jumped $1.1 billion, or 11 per cent, to $11 billion, slightly higher than the $10.96 forecast from analysts in the Zacks survey.Labour costs remained United’s top expense, but fuel ran a close second and is expected to keep rising. United paid $2.32 a gallon in the third quarter and predicted that it will pay between $2.41 and $2.46 in the fourth quarter.Still, United said that thanks to higher fares, it captured “approximately 100 per cent” of the increase in fuel prices over the same period last year.The airline said it will earn between $8 and $8.75 per share for all of 2018. The midpoint of that range would beat the forecast of $8.15 among the analysts surveyed by FactSet.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyCheaper fuel after the oil price collapse of 2014 led to record profits at U.S. airlines. However, it eventually led airlines to expand faster than the growth in travel demand, and all those new flights pushed down average fares in 2016 and 2017. Now rising fuel prices are helping airlines reverse that trend and push average fares higher.United executives were scheduled to discuss the results with analysts and reporters on Wednesday.Before the results were released, United shares rose $2.18, or 2.7 per cent, to end regular trading at $83.52. After more than an hour of extended trading, they were up another $3.61, or 4.3 per cent, to $87.13. The shares began the day up 24 per cent in 2018, the leading gainer among U.S. airline stocks.last_img read more

NSW South Coast marketing campaign wins top accolade

first_imgA collaborative marketing campaign to drive visitation to the South Coast has won a Gold Award at this year’s Pacific Asia Travel Association Awards.Destination NSW and South Coast Regional Tourism Organisation received the prestigious Award for ‘Unspoilt’ – a domestic marketing program to promote the region’s natural beauty.Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres welcomed the Award and said it was another fantastic achievement for regional tourism in NSW.“The unspoilt South Coast is one of Australia’s most appealing tourism destinations and deserves as much credit as the hardworking teams successfully growing the number of tourists visiting this market,” Mr Ayres said.“The campaign has been a major driver of tourism growth to the region, delivering more than 1.39 million industry leads to South Coast tourism operators since its inception in 2012.”Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said the campaign’s success was a great example of what can be achieved through collaboration.“The South Coast is one of Australia’s most beautiful and diverse regions, encompassing some of NSW’s best food and wine regions, pristine coastal scenery and beaches, extraordinary marine life and national parks. The campaign focussed on the region’s key strengths and it is fantastic news that the campaign has received international recognition,” Ms Chipchase said.The South Coast Regional Tourism Organisation’s Chair, Catherine Shields said she was extremely proud of the achievement.“This is the culmination of four years of working closely with Destination NSW and the local tourism industry, and we look forward to continuing to attract more visitors to the South Coast from Australia and abroad,” Ms Shields said.The South Coast campaign won the Gold Award in the Marketing – Secondary Government Destination category, recognising State or city tourism organisations. The Gold Awards recognise exceptional achievements in the Asia Pacific travel industry, with the official presentation ceremony to be held in Jakarta in September. Visit NSW South CoastSource = Destination NSWlast_img read more

 

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