Healing and Spas Title Bites the Dust

first_imgHealing Lifestyles & Spas, a JLD Publication focused on inspiring readers to engage in “mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being,” announced today that it will be ceasing all print, online and news operations after more than 13 years.An email blast delivered this morning said that the print magazine would no longer be published and “all web services, including these tips, will no longer be produced or supported.” HL&S was acquired by new publishers 8 weeks ago,”and they’ve decided to shut down the entire brand effectiveimmediately,” former editor-in-chief Melissa Williams told FOLIO: in an email. “Both Shanon [associate publisher Shanon Hoffman] and I are very saddened by the news, as theHL&S brand has been truly our pride and passion. I’ve been with themagazine for eight years and Shanon for six. However, we plan oncombining our wellness passion, and knowledge of the spa industry in anew venture,” she said.The health and spa magazine headed up by publisher Michael Donnelly does not have circulation or ad page numbers listed, but related title MSLO’s Body + Soul saw its ad pages up 4.4 percent from 2007 in the most recent report from Publishers Information Bureau.last_img read more

Mattis to Remove Pentagon CMO over Performance

first_imgThe White House is looking for a replacement for John Gibson II, the Pentagon’s first-ever chief management officer (CMO), for a “lack of performance,” according to defense officials. Gibson, whose primary duty is reforming DOD’s business operations including real property management, remains in his job for now but his responsibilities have been scaled back, reports the Wall Street Journal. He was informed by Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan more than a month ago that leaders weren’t satisfied with the results of his work. Gibson’s expected departure suggests the department’s initiative to find savings within its massive bureaucracy and apply them to modernization needs — one of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ top priorities — is “foundering,” one official told the paper. “All of Mattis’ modernization ambitions lie in the money that Shanahan and Gibson were going to harvest out of the institution in savings and efficiencies,” the official said. “Without it, Mattis is truly in trouble.”DOD photo by Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

PETA Protests Wilmington Company

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a press release from PETA:Armed with signs that proclaim, “Charles River Is Hell for Animals” and “Stop Animal Testing,” a group of PETA supporters gathered outside Charles River Laboratories in Wilmington on Thursday, April 25, 2019 during World Week for Animals in Laboratories.The Wilmington-based laboratory-for-hire performs poisoning tests on monkeys, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other animals and is also the world’s largest breeder of animals for use in experiments.“Charles River supplies one of every two animals used in experiments, so it has a hand in fully half of all the pain, misery, fear, and distress endured by animals in laboratories around the world,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “This World Week for Animals in Laboratories, PETA is calling for an end to cruel and unreliable tests on animals.”PETA notes that Charles River Laboratories intentionally poisons animals by force-feeding them test compounds, smears caustic experimental chemicals onto their bare skin, and forces them to inhale toxic substances in painful and deadly experiments. The company’s history of animal-welfare violations includes failure to provide animals with veterinary care, failure to provide suffering animals with pain relief, and shoddy surgical methods.PETA Protestors outside Charles River Lab in Wilmington (Photo courtesy of PETA’s Twitter account)###Charles River Labs addresses its animal testing practices on its website:“Animals have contributed to nearly every medical breakthrough in recent history, including treatments for cancer, diabetes, and AIDS, and they continue to play an essential role in the development of life-saving drugs for people and other animals. The welfare of the animals contributing to research is of utmost importance and a prerequisite for the accuracy, reliability, and translatability of our research.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Charles Rivers Announces Recipients Of 1st Annual ‘Research Models in Drug Discovery’ AwardIn “Business”Wilmington’s Charles River Labs To Hold World Congress On Animal Models In Drug Discovery & DevelopmentIn “Business”Wilmington’s Charles River Labs Settles Overbilling Allegations For $1.8 MillionIn “Business”last_img read more

300 BNP men sued in Khulna Sylhet

first_imgAround 300 leaders and activists of BNP, including its Khulna unit chief, were sued in two districts in connection with violence following the verdict that sentenced party chairperson Khaleda Zia in a graft case, reports UNB.Police filed two cases there on allegations of violence and obstructing police from discharging their duties and vandalism.In Sylhet, at least 197 leaders and activists of BNP were sued on charge of violence during a demonstration protesting at the imprisonment of party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Sub-inspector Anup Chowdhury on Friday filed the case with Kotwali model police station against 197 people, naming 47 people, said Gausul Hossain, officer-in-charge of the police station.Earlier on Thursday, a group of BNP men locked into clash with leaders-activists of Awami League and police when they faced obstruction to bring out a procession in the Sylhet court area, leaving 10 people injured.During the clash, several vehicles, including a pickup van of police were vandalised.In Khulna, around 100 leaders and activists of BNP, including its city unit president Nazrul Islam Manju, were sued on charge of acts of sabotage.However, some 11 people, including city BNP senior vice-president Saharuzzaman Mortaza, who were detained on Thursday, were shown arrested in the case.Sub-inspector Sujit Mistri of sadar police station filed the case naming 28 BNP leaders, including its city unit president Nazrul Islam Manju on allegation of obstructing police from discharging their duties and vandalism, said Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of the police station.Besides, Khulna police in separate drives arrested 33 people, including five leaders and activists of BNP from different areas of the city between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.The arrested persons were produced before the court and it sent them to jail, said Mizanur Rahman, OC of sadar solice station.last_img read more

Japanese Pancake Baths Let You Bathe in Maple Syrup

first_img Japan Is Getting A Special Pancakes and Syrup Pudding FlavorTry Pancakes On A Stick With This New Japanese Food Trend What’s better than eating a delicious stack of pancakes? Bathing in a pancake bath, of course, which is a real thing visitors to Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture. In celebration of the country’s beloved Morinaga hot cake mix, there are special pancake baths springing up all over a resort there for a short time. Yes, you can actually take a “hot cake bath,” or hot keeki ofuro, as it’s called in Japanese. Sounds like a tasty way to get clean.森永ホットケーキ風呂が今日からスタート٩(๑❛ᴗ❛๑)۶!あま〜い香りに癒されてみて#ホットケーキ #水着 pic.twitter.com/YEBOCOqFfr— 箱根小涌園ユネッサン (@boxhappy_yns) March 3, 2017But before you get too excited, there’s no pancake mix in the baths or anything. They do smell like maple syrup and vanilla, and the water’s brown. That’s because real maple syrup is added to the baths three times a day. It sounds like it might get a little sticky, which might be a concern if you’re sitting in the bath to get clean, but as is the custom for group baths like these most customers will have taken a shower before getting in. Perhaps this is a special maple syrup that doesn’t have any stickiness of note to worry about.This isn’t the first time this particular resort has been home to some awesome-sounding ways to relax. The Hakone Kowakien Yunessun resort also includes an amazake, coffee bath and red wine bath for anyone who takes those drinks seriously. And who wouldn’t? Those are some super fun-sounding baths to take a dip in.If you’re in the neighborhood for some reason from now until April 25, you should be able to head on down to the resort and hop in the pancake bath of your dreams. But hurry, because it’s only a limited time kind of event. And it’ll likely be full of others who want to realize their very important dreams of becoming pancake bath people too, so get a move on! Just don’t try to drink the water, okay? Stay on targetlast_img read more

These Photos of Penguins Wearing Backpacks Will Brighten Your Day

first_imgStay on target Alligators Spotted ‘Swimming’ in Road, Climbing Fences in FloridaBaby Dugong That Became Internet Star Dies After Ingesting Plastic Got a case of the Monday (or winter) blues? Let these adorable backpack-clad penguins visiting the annual Harbin ice festival in China add a dose of cuteness to your day.The penguins were brought in from the nearby aquarium to promote the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, the world’s biggest snow and ice festival, which kicked off on January 5.Photo Credit: VCG/VCG via Getty ImagesThe winter festival features more than 2,000 ice sculptures, snow statues, and ice mazes, many of which are illuminated in colorful lights.AdChoices广告This year, the festival spans over 600,000 square meters and includes more than 100 landmarks, according to CNN. It’s made of 110,000 cubic meters of ice, pulled from the nearby Songhua River, and 120,000 cubic meters of snow.Photo Credit: VCG/VCG via Getty ImagesIn addition to a giant snow Buddha statue (made of more than 4,500 square cubic meters of snow), this year’s festival also features a 3D light show and 1,115-feet-long Northern Lights-themed ice slides.The festival runs through February 5.Click through the slideshow below to see more from the 2019 Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival:View as: One Page Slides1/121. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalPhoto Credit: VCG/VCG via Getty ImagesPenguins with backpacks visit the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival on January 13, 2019 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province of China.2. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalPhoto Credit: Tao Zhang/Getty ImagesPenguins with backpacks visit the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival on January 13, 2019 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province of China.3. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalPhoto Credit: Tao Zhang/Getty ImagesPenguins with backpacks visit the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival on January 13, 2019 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province of China.4. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalPhoto Credit: VCG/VCG via Getty ImagesPenguins with backpacks visit the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival on January 13, 2019 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province of China.5. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalPhoto Credit: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty ImagesVisitors view the ice sculptures at the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province on January 6, 2019. 6. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalPhoto Credit: Tao Zhang/Getty ImagesIce sculptures at the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province on January 7, 2019. 7. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalPhoto Credit: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty ImagesIce sculptures at the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province on January 7, 2019. 8. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalPhoto Credit: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty ImagesIce sculptures at the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province on January 7, 2019. 9. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalPhoto Credit: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty ImagesIlluminated ice sculptures at the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province on January 7, 2019. 10. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalPhoto Credit: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty ImagesVisitors view the ice sculptures at the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province on January 6, 2019. 11. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalPhoto Credit: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty ImagesA visitor walks through ice sculptures during the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province on January 7, 201912. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalPhoto Credit: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty ImagesIce sculptures at the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province on January 7, 2019.More on Geek.com:Same-Sex Penguin Couple Fosters Egg in Australian AquariumGorgeous Mandarin Duck Make a Splash on Social Media‘Badass’ Bobcat Kitten Named Mr. Murderbritches Released Back Into the Wildlast_img read more

BJP takes a jibe at AAP says sting operation has exposed the

first_imgTaking a jibe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay has said that he has now taking U-turn on his favourite tool ‘sting operation’.“Kejriwal has used sting operations to defame several politicians but now his team is questioning the legality of the operation,” said Satish Upadhyay. He was speaking on the recently released audio tapes of Kejriwal’s telephonic conversation. He further argued that the truth of Kejriwal who claims to be practising clean politics, transparency, nationalism and internal democracy and Lokpal, has been exposed. “It is surprising that the party and its leaders who were claiming of exposing corruption by recording and sting operations are now saying that these stings are not acceptable under law when their turn has come,” he added. He also claimed that the audio sting of talk between Kejriwal and former AAP MLA Rajesh Garg has also exposed the politics of dividing society on communal lines by AAP.last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | May 15, 2009 Thinking Systems to Show Upgraded PACS, RIS Solutions at SNM News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more May 15, 2009 – Thinking Systems will showcase its upgraded PACS and RIS solutions optimized for molecular imaging at the 2009 Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) conference, which will be held in Toronto, Canada, June 13-17. This includes Thinking Systems’ unique solutions for PET-CT and SPECT-CT fusion; nuclear cardiology possessing, quantification analysis, and template-driven structured reporting; general nuclear medicine processing, and review. The comprehensive PACS solutions include image archiving, connectivity/data conversion for both DICOM and non-DICOM modality devices; and most importantly, comprehensive clinical suites for all modalities running on both dedicated workstations and any computer on the Internet. In addition, Thinking System’s PACS solutions offer side-by-side comparisons of all radiology and cardiology modalities with specific clinical tools for each modality. Thinking Systems’ Web-based RIS provides patient registration, modality worklist, report generation and distribution, and billing interface.For more information: www.thinkingsystems.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more last_img read more

Syria rebels cast doubt on US training program

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels on Friday voiced deep reservations about a U.S. program to train moderate rebels that American and Jordanian officials say has kicked off in Jordan, dismissing it as a drop in the ocean that would not change realities on the ground.U.S. officials say the program is part of a broader effort to build a force capable of fighting Islamic State extremists — not President Bashar Assad’s forces whom rebels blame for fanning extremism in Syria and the region. That alone has incensed some rebels who said they would not take part in the training even if they had been given the opportunity.“The principle is wrong — very wrong,” said a rebel who goes by the alias Abu Qays, with the Levant Front faction, or Jabha al-Shamiya, which operates in and around the northern province of Aleppo.He, like many other Syrian rebels, say they have been squeezed by Assad’s army from one side and Islamic State group fighters from the other, and they are fighting both. “But to say that we are training you to fight Daesh and not Bashar is an insult,” he told AP by phone, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.Syrian rebels have been pleading for international help — particularly weapons — ever since the uprising against Assad’s rule that began in 2011 devolved into an outright civil war. Moderates among them have long said that the West’s failure to bolster their forces helped fuel the rise of militants like the Islamic State group, which overran about a third of Syria and neighboring Iraq, even as the rebels struggled against Assad, who is backed by Shiite fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah and by funding and arms from Iran. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Sponsored Stories Some described it as a futile exercise.“Fighters in Syria have acquired more experience than international armies,” said a spokesman for a powerful coalition of rebel group that operates mostly near the Syrian capital. “Consequently what rebels in Syria really need today is qualitative weapons and ammunition not training,” he said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the subject.He also raised concerns about the type of training, the means of selecting trainees and fears that they would go on to join the Islamic State group.A spokesman for Syria’s main Kurdish force, Redur Khalil, said Kurdish fighters were currently not part of the training, something he described as “strange” since they were the main group fighting the Islamic State group in Syria currently.Earlier this year, the force, known as the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, liberated the Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria from IS militants following fierce battles that lasted around four months. The Kurds were aided by small units from the FSA and supported from the air by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.Khalil said there were ongoing contacts between the Kurds and U.S. officials to get them to support a Kurdish role. He, like others, said what was needed was weapons not training. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement FILE – In this Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 file photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter from the Al-Faruk brigade, center, steps on a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad, at the Tal Abyad, a Turkish-Syrian border crossing captured by the rebels, eastern Syria. Syrian rebels on Friday, May 8, 2015, voiced serious reservations about a U.S. program to train moderate rebels which U.S. and Jordanian officials say has kicked off in Jordan, dismissing it as a drop in the ocean that would not change realities on the ground. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File) U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday that the U.S. is training the rebel troops to fight against Islamic State militants and will support the fighters in that effort with surveillance or airstrikes. But he said that while the U.S. bears some general responsibility to protect the rebels, there have been no decisions yet on what the U.S. would be willing to do if the trained rebels return to Syria and get into a battle with Syrian government troops.Gen. Martin Dempsey, the top U.S. military officer, added that the Assad government’s momentum against the rebels has slowed, and any dramatic change of rule in the country could increase the humanitarian crisis there.The initial segment of the training program will involve about 90 rebels. The program will expand to training sites in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. More than 3,750 Syrian fighters have volunteered for the training, and about 400 have completed the prescreening.In Syria, many people said they were in the dark as to which groups were eligible for the training or how the vetting process was taking place.“We have no idea about the program. No one invited us, no one informed us about it and no one asked our fighters to join,” said Maj. Issam el Rayyes, a spokesman for the Southern Front, a coalition of more than 50 moderate Islamic rebel factions affiliated with the Free Syrian Army. Abu Qays said the training won’t be enough to make a mark on the ground in Syria.“It is a drop in the ocean.”___Follow Zeina Karam on http://twitter.com/zkaram and Bassem Mroue on http://twitter.com/bmroueCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   Quick workouts for men Top Stories last_img read more

Ryanair pilot rewarded for outstanding contribution

first_imgRyanair’s longest-serving pilot Captain John Goss has been awarded the Presidential Citation for his outstanding contribution to the pilot profession by the International Federation of Airline Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA). This highest award by IFALPA acknowledges Capt. Goss’ professionalism as an airline pilot and recognises his exceptional commitment to the Ryanair pilot community.Captain John Goss’ 26-year long career as an airline pilot with Ryanair has not always been without difficulties. Despite his excellent qualifications, operational skills and attention to safety, in 2004 he took High Court proceedings in Ireland to protect himself from unfair dismissal. His honesty and determination helped him retain his job, while continuing to grow, learn and focus on safety of civil aviation.“Capt. Goss’ determination to seek justice and stand up for the rights and concerns of the entire pilot community is a particularly honourable act”, says Nico Voorbach, President of ECA. “He showed us that being an excellent pilot goes together with core values such as responsibility, fairness and honesty. This award comes at a very challenging moment when Ryanair pilots are in the process of organizing themselves within the Ryanair Pilot Group while reports continue to emerge about Ryanair’s employment model being investigated by a number of authorities across Europe. We hope this award will reinforce Ryanair pilots’ determination to strive for fair employment conditions and continue to be united in their effort.”Recently, German tax authorities have raided the private homes of Ryanair pilots as part of an investigation into the employment model, based on a complex system of contractual relationships and broker agencies used by the airline. Similarly, Italian and French authorities have initiated legal proceedings against Ryanair for failure to pay appropriate social insurance contributions in their respective countries.“Capt. Goss’ acceptance speech during IFALPA’s 68th Annual Conference in Dublin, reminded us about his personal experience and the situation of his fellow-pilots within Ryanair” says ECA Secretary General Philip von Schöppenthau. “He stressed the implications such personal distress can have on the ability of pilots to perform their duties safely, and reminded national aviation authorities to act on pilots’ reports about potential cracks in their companies’ safety culture.” Source = Ryanair Pilot Grouplast_img read more

Chronos Solutions RealtyBid Unveil Trustee Sale Plus Auction Service

first_img in Headlines, News, Servicing, Technology Chronos Solutions, formerly Matt Martin Real Estate Management, a diversified national real estate services firm, recently introduced a new service to help sellers in the disposition of HUD, VA, and non-performing loan (NPL) sales via its affiliate company, RealtyBid.Trustee Sale PlusSM is designed to diminish servicers’ transaction risk in the event a third-party doesn’t purchase the property at the courthouse auction, according to the Chronos.RealtyBid is the only company in the country that can immediately provide second chance online auctions, “plus” title curative, and Chronos’ signature HOA/Condo Lien Identification and Resolution service, collectively called ConveyancePrep.Chronos noted in their release that ConveyancePrep is available to support any servicer or institutional investor with assets in need of conveyance or marketable title assistance, and is included for free when utilized under the Trustee Sale Plus program.Matt Martin, CEO and co-founder of Chronos Solutions, noted that the new program offers “unparalleled value to the servicing community. The title curative process can be expensive and many servicers simply aren’t set up to do it.”Martin also pointed out that a number of other realities routinely make the process cumbersome for servicers. “Some foreclosure attorneys fail to cure title completely, leading to costs and delays. HUD requires any Home Owner Association obligations, such as liens and fees, to be current at the time of conveyance, but identifying those obligations can be a major challenge,” he said.“Also, if a property isn’t conveyed in a timely manner, the resulting fees and penalties can be massive and cost prohibitive for the servicer,” Martin continued. “There are significant time and cost savings for a servicer by allowing a trusted third-party provider such as Chronos to manage its auction programs through a product like Trustee Sale PlusSM. We are aware of no other service program in the industry that overcomes the inherent challenges as comprehensively.”“We have very strong experience and a proven track record in driving traffic and selling distressed assets through various channels including at the courthouse steps, online, and in ballroom settings,” said RealtyBid President Tony Isbell. “This service offering will drive more third-party sales for sellers and assist in reducing carrying costs associated with distressed assets. For those assets that don’t sell at auction, we provide the additional peace of mind through our “plus” program of helping make sure those properties are ready to be disposed of by other means by providing clear, marketable title. It’s the best of both worlds.”Chronos can provide other niche services, including title, valuations, and inspections to further assist in the process.“Sellers are attuned to bundled services today more than ever, particularly given the concerns posed by additional vendor management scrutiny by regulators” Martin said. “The faster and more comprehensive you can be in the disposition process, the better the results for everyone. Trustee Sale Plus promises to make that happen and raise the bar for trustee sales as a comprehensive and cost-effective solution.” Chronos Solutions RealtyBid Trustee Sale Plus Auction Service 2015-11-06 Staff Writer Sharecenter_img November 6, 2015 559 Views Chronos Solutions & RealtyBid Unveil Trustee Sale Plus Auction Servicelast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >The APT Group has announced it is targeting the Meetings, Incentives and Corporate Events (MICE) market, with a 3-tiered offering now available across 4 of its brands.Business events buyers will be able to choose the travel experience to best suit their needs from a wide range that includes private jet journeys with Captain’s Choice, award-winning luxury touring and cruising options with APT, specialist gardening and gourmet itineraries operated by Botanica World Discoveries and a wide range of premium cruise and tour options available through the Travelmarvel brand.APT Group Channel Strategy Manager Damian Borg said the MICE market represents a natural partnership for the various travel brands within the portfolio: “We are experts at delivering exceptional travel experiences and because we own much of our inventory in terms of our river and small ocean cruise ships we have the control to be able to tailor departures as required. The fact that all our brands offer fully all inclusive value with no hidden costs further strengthens our proposition.“As part of our new MICE offering we’ve designed a range of flexible options to suit the varying requirements of business events buyers, from group allocations to part and full charters. Our MICE partners will be spoilt for choice with the breadth that our combined brands have to offer. Whether they are looking for a fully chartered private jet journey to remote and exotic destinations, luxury river cruising in Europe, Asia or the USA with tailored sightseeing and a special meeting and event schedule, small ship ocean cruising that ventures off the beaten track, exciting rail journeys or outback adventures deep in the heart of the Kimberley – we’ve got every travel style and every location covered.”The new MICE proposition offers a choice of 3 flexible options:Groups allocation: for those looking to book groups of 10 passengers or more, brochure pricing and market deals will be available alongside the ability to hold an allocation of up to 20 cabins across all cruises. In addition a FOC* policy is offered after 10 cruise passengers are bookedPart charter: for groups or bookings of 20 cabins or more, preferred pricing is available, with tailored and exclusive activities offeredFull charter: take out a full charter and as well as preferred pricing and total exclusivity, the cruise or tour will be exclusively tailored with special events and highlights included to reflect the needs of the group or organisation.In addition, APT is also offering group and charter bookings aboard its fleet of 3 small ocean-going ships which offer guests a choice of cruise styles, Boutique or Expedition, to some of the world’s most enticing destinations. With a maximum capacity of 114 passengers, these small ships are perfectly sized to cater for a unique incentive of meeting event.Carolyn Henderson, Groups and Charter Sales Manager AU and NZ across the APT Group portfolio, will be heading up the new MICE offering.Over the coming months, APT will make available special self famil rates to event buyers along with establishing a MICE famil programme to further educate the industry.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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Flywheel as the "non-a–hole" alternative to Uber Can you comment on that positioning Mathur: I think the last couple of days have been pretty shocking right Where youre not just being told “Hey I know how to violate your privacy I do that all the time But Im even worse than the [National Security Agency] Im going to take that information and do bad things to you” I think a–hole is probably a mild word And the fact that across the organization they feel so open using things like their God View where you can see anybody who rides in an Uber car Every driver that drives for Uber is tainted These transportation startups generally have the ability to know where their drivers are and where customers are needing to be picked up What is your policy at Flywheel about who has access to that information and when It exists for some complaint or something that were solving like disputing a fare Certainly we can collect all the data on trends so we know where demands are peaking and so forth No one should have access to this information It shouldnt be called out It should be available to solve consumer-initiated complaints I dont think monitoring individual information about peoples individual rides is something that is anybodys right to know How do you see Lyft as a competitor that is different from Uber Their corporate philosophy projects as a lot kinder gentler Lyft is every bit as fierce a competitor Do you see Uber as a more direct competitor more similar to a taxi service than Lyft where riders are invited to sit in the front seat and chat We dont need to obsess about Uber and Lyft beyond a certain point Our primary job right now is to get into this huge supply that is available to us And thats going to keep us busy for a few years making sure we are in all the cabs in America I would liken worrying too much about Uber and Lyft to driving by looking in the rearview mirror What are your plans for expansion Theres so much inbound interest right now from markets all over the country Were going through them and figuring out which of the fleets in which markets give us critical mass Theres also a lot of interest from software service providers within the taxi industry So weve got our plate full Where do you think youll go next Were in San Francisco We have toeholds in Seattle and Los Angeles And in the next three-to-six months we should be in many of the bigger cities in the United States Are we talking another three cities Another dozen More like another dozen than another three I know you said you try to keep Uber in the rearview mirror but how do you compete with a service that is raising funds a billion dollars at a time In terms of capital Ive built multiple companies In the past 20 years Ive sold six companies Ive got pretty deep connections in the venture finance and angel world With any luck were going to raise all the capital we need The other part is that if I had $100 million right now and I felt compelled to spend it I could make some terrible mistakes that I havent thought through And its very hard to scale back You have a lot of advantages in leveraging the already-existing taxi industry No surge pricing Allies in some transportation authorities You may have an easier time getting legal access to airports What do you see as your key advantage Taxi companies offer a more safe and knowledgeable environment Safe as in taxi drivers for all the insults that are hurled at them have to go through fingerprinting and checks against national databases including the FBIs The standard Uber or Lyft driver is maybe slightly more checked out than the general population Im fiercely concerned about how unsafe the unregulated part of the industry is And in many to most instances youre dealing with people who know their city very well if youre dealing with a taxi Its a regulated industry with a huge supply We dont have to recruit supply Its a more stable model What do you see as your disadvantage in the market At an overall level the regulatory system is a dual-edged sword Were on the right side of the law everywhere That said we dont feel that it would make any sense to come up with rules to govern how we price how we behave et cetera To the extent that regulators want to try to regulate us that would be a bad thing How do you plan as a new CEO to do things differently at the company My main charter is scaling to make sure that the technology that worked in San Francisco is applicable and scales all while eliminating things like ridestacking [when drivers accept a ride through the app and then pick up a street hail] more integration with other systems inside the cab making it much more bullet-proof and delightful for the consumer The other part of it is dealing with the ecosystem in a very aggressive way and making sure our deployment into all the cabs in America goes as fast as possible Before they had this new competition were taxi companies too lax in customer service Absolutely Uber has been a godsend for the 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have been transformed by sudden fame and their music reflects the trials and joys of their upward trajectory But while Drake has emerged from superstardom calcified Lamar questions whether he should leverage his celebrity to become a standard bearer for blackness The inquiry comes to define the album: How can you fight for love on behalf of your people when you can barely find a reason to love yourself The answer doesnt come easy and Lamar struggles to uncover it even as he rails against the demons and constraints that make his journey more difficult He takes them on with characteristic ferocity and incisiveness: alcohol depression systemic racism police brutality The album climaxes with an imagined conversation with the late legend Tupac Shakur his responses sampled from a 1994 interview Shakur gave to a Swedish radio host in which Lamar grapples with the weight of black leadership and galvanization a responsibility he claims to inherit from a range of black luminaries from Nelson Mandela to Michael Jackson Its certainly a bold gambit but its also a good example of his blinding mighty ambition Lamar wants nothing less than greatness and To Pimp a Butterfly is yet another step forward on that path Contact us at editors@timecomAfter Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon quit Twitter this week many assumed it was because of backlash from feminists unhappy with the portrayal of Black Widow Whedon said that wasnt the reason he wanted to concentrate on future work but that didnt stop Ultron star Mark Ruffalo from defending his director during a Reddit AMA on Wednesday "I think its sad Because I know how Joss feels about women and I know that hes made it a point to create strong female characters" Ruffalo wrote "I think part of the problem is that people are frustrated that they want to see more women doing more things in superhero movies and because we dont have as many women as we should yet theyre very very sensitive to every single storyline that comes up right now But I think whats beautiful about what Joss did with Black Widow I dont think he makes her any weaker he just brings this idea of love to a superhero and I think thats beautiful" Ruffalo added that Whedon was "an advocate for women" and "a deeply committed feminist" Read the full text of his answer below I think its sad Because I know how Joss feels about women and I know that hes made it a point to create strong female characters I think part of the problem is that people are frustrated that they want to see more women doing more things in superhero movies and because we dont have as many women as we should yet theyre very very sensitive to every single storyline that comes up right now But I think whats beautiful about what Joss did with Black Widow – I dont think he makes her any weaker he just brings this idea of love to a superhero and I think thats beautiful If anything Black Widow is much stronger than Banner She protects him She does her job and basically they begin to have a relationship as friends and I think its a misplaced anger I think that what people might really be upset about is the fact that we need more superhuman women The guys can do anything they can have love affairs they can be weak or strong and nobody raises an eyebrow But when we do that with a woman because there are so few storylines for women we become hyper-critical of every single move that we make because theres not much else to compare it to So I know Joss really well I know what his values are And I think its sad because in a lot of ways there havent been as many champions in this universe as Joss is and will continue to be And I know it hurts him I know its heavy on him And the guys one of the sweetest best guys and I know him as far as any man can be a champion for women he is that So its been a little disheartening But I also see how much people love that aspect of it Theres an equal amount of people who find the love interest between Banner and Black Widow to be a 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in the pills and the word placebo was labeled clearly on the bottle She felt she’d gotten her hopes up for nothing Three weeks later after taking the pill twice daily Buonanno was symptom-free She had never gone so long without an attack “I didn’t have a clue what was going on” she says “I still don’t” The medical community has been aware of the placebo effect–the phenomenon in which a nontherapeutic treatment (like a sham pill) improves a patient’s physical condition–for centuries But Ted Kaptchuk a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and one of the leading researchers on the placebo effect wanted to take his research further He was tired of letting the people in his studies think they were taking a real therapy and then watching what happened Instead he wondered what if he was honest His Harvard colleagues told Kaptchuk he was crazy that letting people in a clinical trial know they were taking a placebo would defeat the purpose Nevertheless in 2009 the university’s teaching hospital Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center launched the first open-label placebo or so-called honest placebo trial to date starting with people who had IBS including Buonanno The findings were surprising Nearly twice as many people in the trial who knowingly received placebo pills reported experiencing adequate symptom relief compared with the people who received no treatment Not only that but the men and women taking the placebo also doubled their rates of improvement to a point that was about equal to the effects of two IBS medications that were commonly used at the time “I was entirely confused” says Kaptchuk “I had hoped it would happen but it still defies common wisdom” Now Kaptchuk and his team at the Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have secured a $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to replicate that first IBS trial So far the researchers have treated 270 patients; they are hoping to treat a total of 340 people with IBS via their ongoing clinical trial It’s unclear what underlies the placebo effect Some experts argue that the human body subconsciously responds physically and physiologically to the ritual of treatment like Pavlov’s dogs while others argue it’s the power of positive thinking For better or worse entrepreneurs are beginning to pay attention and you can now buy placebo pills on Amazon for $8 to $15 a bottle Not everyone agrees that honest placebos work It shouldn’t make sense And yet in today’s medical environment where the sense of being cared for can be lost behind ever higher medical bills and less and less face time with doctors it can make all the sense in the world The placebo effect has a long medical history In 1807 President Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend “One of the most successful physicians I have ever known has assured me that he used more bread pills drops of coloured water and powders of hickory ashes than of all other medicines put together” During World War II an anesthesiologist named Henry K Beecher observed that many wounded soldiers declined morphine to treat their pain despite the fact that civilians with similar injuries would demand it To Beecher this suggested that living through trauma affected soldiers’ perceptions of their pain and circumstances and that a portion of people’s ability to heal must come from their own psychological expectations Following Beecher’s insights the placebo became an instrument in mainstream clinical practice in the advent of double-blind and randomized clinical trials in which researchers began comparing their drugs with fake medications to assess just how effective a given treatment truly was Today placebo is well recognized in modern medicine Doctors at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center have shown that sham surgeries–slicing people’s knees open and sewing them back up without any treatment–provide the same improvements for people with osteoarthritis of the knee as real knee surgery There’s even a phenomenon known as the nocebo effect in which people’s negative expectations about something make them feel worse Some experts believe the nocebo effect accounts for at least part of the growth in people reporting food sensitivities to gluten and dairy Researchers are learning that placebo has nuance too For instance the effect appears to be stronger if people are told a medication is hard to get or expensive and color may also matter with people responding better to blue pills as sedatives and white pills for pain Still a lot remains unknown Some people have strong responses to placebos–including honest placebos–while others experience no impact at all the same as happens with any treatment Since that first IBS study Kaptchuk and his co-authors have shown in other research that people taking honest placebos experienced more migraine relief than people not taking any treatment Other researchers have found that patients who are aware they are taking placebos still see improvements in symptoms like cancer fatigue and seasonal allergies In a 2016 study published in the journal Pain researchers including Kaptchuk randomly assigned 83 people with chronic low back pain at a hospital in Lisbon to either continue taking their pain medication as usual or start taking honest placebo pills with their typical treatment Before the start of the study the men and women filled out questionnaires about the intensity of their pain and how much disability it was causing them After that people treating their pain as usual continued to take their nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs while the people taking placebos were given bottles labeled placebo pills with instructions to take the pills twice a day After three weeks the people in the study rated their pain and disability levels again The researchers found that on average the group taking painkillers reported a 9% reduction in usual pain a 16% reduction in maximum pain and no reduction in disability But the people knowingly taking placebos experienced a 30% reduction in both usual and maximum pain and a 29% drop in disability Kaptchuk doesn’t fully understand what’s going on but he has some ideas “Sometimes the body knows more than the mind” he says He struggles to find adequate analogies but likens it to watching Romeo and Juliet when you know what’s going to happen If the performance is evocative enough even though you know it’s fake “your body reacts in ways that go beyond the mind” he says You might get a lump in your throat or tear up More important to Kaptchuk than understanding why honest placebos work is figuring out how the gain in scientific knowledge could translate into clinical practice “Placebo has generally been denigrated in medicine but I always wanted to figure out ways to ethically harness it” he says Scientists already know that the very act of being treated is enough to improve some conditions Placebo effect may account for anywhere from 30% to 45% of response to antidepressants for example and a 2015 study found that the same people who respond well to placebo pills are also more likely to have better results when they take real antidepressants But even if placebo or honest placebo can provide relief placebos themselves rarely cure It’s unclear if the effects of a placebo can change the physiological processes that underlie a disease even if they can ease a disorder’s symptoms A placebo cannot shrink a cancerous tumor for example Still placebo treatments do appear to activate neurotransmitters in the brain that could play a role in symptom relief In Buonanno’s case after the initial three-week study ended in 2010 her IBS symptoms came back in full force for several years Since she had already participated in the first Harvard honest placebo trial she wasn’t eligible to take part in one that’s ongoing Instead Kaptchuk continues to treat her as a case study Now every six weeks Buonanno drives 45 minutes for a checkup with Kaptchuk at his home clinic where they discuss her condition and Kaptchuk gives her the antidote she’s been taking for the past year: a bottle of sugar pills “All I know is that it works” she says “That’s all I care about” The question remains of how exactly the lessons learned from placebo trials should be embraced and there’s plenty of disagreement Some critics argue that the concept of giving people placebo pills could eventually create a crutch that people will assume they need a pill for every ailment Other scientists are skeptical of the honest-placebo findings themselves arguing that the results are exaggerated or prove only the power of suggestion Some critics claim the doctors must imply to people in trials that what they are taking will work though Kaptchuk and his team insist they do not He says his team picks conditions that have responded to blind placebo trials in the past like back pain and migraines They tell the participants that placebos have been shown to affect those conditions in studies in which people don’t know they are taking them They say they don’t know if a placebo treatment can work if people know about it but that’s what they’re testing “Placebo is not magic” says Alia Crum principal investigator at the Stanford Mind & Body Lab who is also studying placebo “We view placebo effect as the product of your body’s ability to heal which is activated by our mind-sets and expectations to heal and shaped by medical ritual branding of drugs and the words doctors say” Crum says honest-placebo research is fascinating and important but she doesn’t see doctors prescribing placebo pills anytime soon Instead she’s interested in how doctors can get their patients into the right mind-set for medical care “We’ve been pumping billions of dollars into developing new drugs and treatments without making much headway on the chronic-disease crisis” she says “What if we spent that same time money and effort on achieving a greater understanding of the patients’ natural abilities to heal” In her research Crum studies how adjusting factors in a patient’s environment affects treatment She has found that how warm and competent a doctor is when interacting with a patient can affect how that person responds to therapy In a March 2017 study Crum followed 164 people who participated in an experiment in which a doctor induced a small allergic reaction on their arms through a histamine skin-prick test All of the people developed a red swollen mark from the prick but the size was much smaller among the people who thought their physician was highly competent and “warm”–because of behaviors like making eye contact and calling the patient by name–and who received affirmation from the doctor that a cream for the reaction would lessen the symptoms even though there was nothing in it What the competent doctor said about the cream–either that it would make the rash worse or better–actually affected the physical appearance of the rash too On the other hand people in the study had the largest bumps when they received the same treatment but felt their doctor was cold in personality and didn’t offer any assurances that the cream would help their reaction Not only that but what the less competent doctor said about how the cream would react with the rash made no difference at all on its appearance “Doctors think it’s good to have patients like you to get high rating scores” says Crum “But it’s actually important in making the treatment more effective” Kaptchuk is less inclined to view placebo effect as mind-set alone and foresees a future in which a practitioner might send a person home with a bottle of placebo pills Like Crum he thinks doctor oversight is a crucial part of the puzzle But before placebo researchers have had time to figure out the balance entrepreneurs are already on the move Jeni Danto a therapist and mother of five children ages 11 to 17 created a parenting hack called Magic Feel Good which you can buy on Amazon for $899 When her children were younger it seemed that every week one child or another was suffering from phantom pain or a suspicious tummy ache before school If she and her husband Akiva determined that the complaints weren’t serious or even real Akiva would slip into the kitchen and stir up a mixture of orange juice grape juice and honey and then bring it to their child in a medicine cup calling it “Magic Feel Good” “I think sometimes parents just give Tylenol” Jeni says “It’s not a judgment It’s a fact We’ve all been there” Danto realized that other parents could benefit from their strategy and in 2014 created her product: a blister pack of vitamin C–enriched sugar pills for kids’ mysterious aches and pains The pills come inside a package designed to look like a fantasy book with labeling that says the pills should be used only for nonmedical ailments Magic Feel Good hasn’t exactly taken off yet but Danto thinks there could be growing interest in the future “I think people feel better when they are validated” she says “When someone says they don’t feel good you’re validating them by giving them something” She may be right about a missing piece in medicine There’s a reason that research in the past decade has focused on the impact of empathy in medical care showing it can improve patient satisfaction and outcomes while also easing doctor burnout Most Americans feel that their providers are effective but studies show that when patients have less empathetic doctors they’re less likely to say they are satisfied with their care or follow medical advice It’s about trust too Survey results show that only 34% of Americans say they have great confidence in the country’s medical-industry leaders down from nearly 73% in 1966 Other research shows that Americans have less confidence in the health care system than people living in other developed countries Uwe Heiss a self-described placebo activist and health care transformer also sells placebo pills online but catering to adults His blue and white pills are called Zeebo and contain no active ingredients Heiss has been selling them since 2015 and says the company has sold “thousands” of bottles to consumers health care providers and clinical trials studying open-label placebo Still Heiss is keeping the company going with his own funds and is looking for sponsors to continue production He takes his own pills daily for things like pain and stress relief Each time he takes a placebo pill he says he tries to focus on an intention and describe it out loud For example if he’s taking a pill for back pain he might say “I am taking this pill to relieve my mind of the suffering from back pain” He’s convinced it works and has written a book on the subject Dr Jesse Hoover a doctor of Eastern medicine in Sante Fe NM, Chairman of the occasion, 2015 in Hollywood," she added." she says.S. playing on the word, Pipes.

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Meanwhile, However, She was very particular about her diet. Also read |? The enormity of the loss was evident on the face of her mother Sameena Sheikh, the national head coach had written to the BAI president almost two months ago that these insinuations that the 15-year-old was picked owing to her father could adversely affect her morale.

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