Jetlines appoints new Chief Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience Officer Posted by Tags: Canada Jetlines, New Hires << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, January 8, 2019 VANCOUVER — Ahead of its highly anticipated launch this year, Canada Jetlines has announced Jordi Porcel, a former Vueling executive, as its new Chief Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience Officer.CEO Javier Suarez, who worked with Porcel at Vueling from 2012-2014, said he’s “thrilled” to welcome him to the Jetlines team.“Jordi’s extensive experience working for fast-growing, low-cost carriers, as well as his vocation to design and deliver the best customer experience, is fantastic news for Jetlines,” said Suarez.While at Vueling, Porcel served as Chief Sales Officer and was responsible for all non-direct sales, accounting for 57% of Vueling’s revenue totalling approximately €700 million. Together with Suarez, Porcel helped Vueling rapidly and profitably expand in Europe, which at the time was going through the global financial crisis.More recently, Porcel was the head of Europe at Air Arabia, a profitable low-cost carrier where he was responsible for implementing strategic sales, marketing and communication initiatives in Europe. During his tenure, he helped grow the European business by 26%.More news: Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongPrior to that, Porcel also served as General Manager of Spain at Etihad Airways from 2014 to 2016 as well as Regional Commercial Manager for Spain, Portugal and Latin America at British Airways.In connection with his new appointment at Jetlines, Porcel will be granted 250,000 Restricted Share Units (RSUs), which will vest over a three-year period from the date of grant. Share Travelweek Group
February 20, 2019Passes for the first-ever Arcosanti International Film Carnivale are on sale now! The Cosanti Foundation has teamed up with the founders of the internationally recognized Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival to bring Arizona this one-of-a-kind documentary Film Festival experience.Weekend passes include wine tastings, a cake competition, vendors, and plenty of documentary films throughout. Click here for tickets and information–we’ll see you at the Carnivale!
Categories: Maturen News 20Sep Rep. Maturen welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation PHOTO: State Rep. David Maturen, right, welcomed the Rev. Dr. Mark W. Jennings, center, from the First Presbyterian Church in Richland to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom Leonard joined them at the rostrum.
ShareTweet The rally to have Tony freed will be held this afternoon at 3.30 pm in Guildhall Square.Recently Deputy First Minister and Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Martin McGuinness has been championing Tony’s cause to have him released immediately.‘FREE TONY TAYLOR’ RALLY TO BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON IN DERRY was last modified: August 6th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: But in March last year he was returned to prison after his early release licence was suspended by the then Secretary of State Theresa Villiers.No reason was given for his return to jail and campaigners say he should be given the opportunity to test any claims made against him in a court of law.The 48-year-old was jailed for three years for possession of a rifle.But while out on early release, he was arrested police, held for several days, and then returned to jail after it was claimed Parole Commissioners believed he posed a risk to the public. Republican prisoner Tony Taylor incarcerated in Maghaberry prisonA rally will be held in Derry city centre this afternoon in support of a campaign calling for the release of well known Derry republican Tony Taylor.He is currently incarcerated in Maghaberry Prison on the word of a former British Secretary of State.Tony was a leading light in the Republican Network for Unity group in the city. ‘FREE TONY TAYLOR’ RALLY TO BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON IN DERRY
ENGLISH pop-rock stars Scouting For Girls (pictured above) have been confirmed to perform at the closing ceremony of this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart on Sunday July 9.With local indie rock stars Two Door Cinema Club already teed up for a special homecoming performance at the event’s opening ceremony on Wednesday July 5, this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is promising to be a festival of golf and entertainment for sports and music fans of all ages.As part of the Rolex Series, with an increased prize fund of US$7 million, this year’s event which runs from Tuesday July 4 until Sunday July 9 is expected to be the biggest Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in the tournament’s 90-year history. As well as watching Rory McIlroy defend his title for the first time against a growing field of the world’s best golfers – including Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama, Jon Rahm, Shane Lowry and Rafa Cabrera Bello – spectators will also be treated to top class line-up of local and international music and entertainment.For the first time ever at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, a Showstage in the Championship Village will play host to headline acts Two Door Cinema Club and Scouting For Girls, as well as a number of local singers and musicians including acoustic artists Jack McNaul from Coleraine, Ricky Lorimer from Portstewart and Triona from Downpatrick.Co Down indie rock stars Two Door Cinema Club will be joining forces with Rory McIlroy for their only Northern Ireland appearance this year with a special homecoming performance to open the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation.Belfast-based jazz musician and producer Rick Swan will also take to the stage on the evening of Friday July 7 while The Groove Robbers, a popular four-piece band from the North Coast, will perform their energetic live show featuring music covering many decades on the evening of Saturday July 8.In addition, fans will also have an opportunity to listen to the thoughts of the players with a number of Player Q&As – and possibly a celebrity or two – lined up during the tournament. With a ‘season ticket’ costing just £100 for SIX DAYS of world class golf and music entertainment, the European Tour’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Championship Director Simon Alliss claims that this year’s event offers unbelievable value for money. “This event just keeps on getting bigger and bigger and we are thrilled to now add Scouting For Girls to our line-up of top class entertainment at this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation,” said Simon.“Along with Two Door Cinema Club and the brilliant local acts that we have lined up throughout the event, we are all looking forward to a really wonderful festival of golf and entertainment for sports fans, music fans and families.“To be able to watch the world’s best golfers perform on a glorious links course and see all of these bands over a period of six days for just £100 for a season ticket – with free entry for kids – really is unbeatable value for money.”Tickets for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open are on sale at www.dubaidutyfreeirishopen.com and begin at £15 for practice day Tuesday and just £20 for Pro-Am Wednesday, which includes the opening ceremony featuring Two Door Cinema Club.Single day tickets for Thursday or Friday cost £40 and day tickets for the weekend cost £45 – with all entertainment included in the price.An adult season souvenir ticket, which covers six days of world class golf from Wednesday to Sunday, costs just £100 (a saving of £105 over the course of the six days).Up and coming young Northern Irish song writer Triona to play at Dubai Duty Free Irish Open gig.Concessions are available for customers aged over 60 and between 16 and 21, while children under 16 are permitted free entry when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.To get a full seated view of all of the drama at the 18th green, grandstand tickets cost an additional £11.50 for Thursday and Friday, £16.50 for Saturday and £21.50 for Sunday.Official Hospitality packages are also available on the ticketing page, or alternatively contact the European Tour’s dedicated Hospitality Sales Team, who will be happy to answer any queries and discuss the various hospitality options, on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 1344 840681.SCOUTING FOR GIRLS ON COURSE FOR DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH OPEN GIG was last modified: June 16th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet DUFFY RAFFERTY COMMUNICATIONS LTDMICHAEL RAFFERTYPORTSTEWART GOLF CLUBSCOUTING FOR GIRLS ON COURSE FOR DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH OPEN GIGTRIONATWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
The Premier League acquired a new television broadcaster when on-line giant Amazon bought the rights to show two rounds of matches. Live broadcasts of Premier League games will now be legally available online The global online retailer will show 20 Premier League matches a season for three years in the UK, starting from the 2019/20 season, the league said Thursday.The US company breaks up the recent dominance of Sky and BT Sport of lucrative Premier League TV rights in a first for the online sector that is threatening to shake up the traditional sports rights market.The EPL gave no details of the scheduling, but the BBC reported that Amazon will exclusively livestream all 10 matches over a bank holiday period and another 10 during the first midweek fixture programme in December.The games will only be available to their Amazon Prime UK subscribers, which is the online seller’s premium service available for a fee.Memberships costs £79 (90 euros or $106) a year or £7.99 a month.Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore described Amazon as an “exciting new partner”.”Prime Video will be an excellent service on which fans can consume live Premier League football—including for the first time in the UK a full round of matches,” he said.Sky and BT will still show the vast majority of live matches, with 128 and 52—BT having been awarded the other package up for grabs on Thursday of 20 games at a reported cost of £90 million—respectively.”Sky and BT are established Premier League partners and provide first-rate coverage of the competition through their live-match broadcasts and comprehensive programming,” said Scudamore. Amazon, which started as an online retailer, has built up an increasingly impressive sports portfolio in both the Britain and the US including US Open tennis, ATP World Tour Tennis events—where they outbid Sky for UK rights by offering £50 million—and NFL games. Amazon has secured the rights to show English Premier League football matches in a pioneering move for the online sector in the bidding war for sports events. Citation: Amazon to livestream Premier League in online shakeup (2018, June 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-amazon-livestream-premier-league-online.html © 2018 AFP Explore further Premier League launches rights auction as tech giants wait Although a figure has not been released as to how much Amazon—who have been in talks over the past couple of months over the package—is paying, the Guardian reported that the EPL did not get the price they were seeking as the companies bidding didn’t see a deal for just two rounds of matches as a money maker. However, Rob Wilson a financial football analyst at Sheffield University told AFP it could strike a blow against illegal streaming.”It is a bold move for the Premier League to say we are going to start broadcasting online,” he said.”It has an implication for illegal streaming, it is clearly a problem for any entertainment industry.”The development of Amazon Prime service is a longer-term strategy to try to reduce the number of illegal streaming sights and push people to pay for subscriptions.”The league divides its rights into bundles of possible games. In February, Sky Sports paid £3.58bn for four packages, while BT Sport spent £295m on another package.In a separate announcement the Premier League also agreed that there would be a change in the distribution of money gained from the foreign broadcast deal.The big six clubs—Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham—managed to get the necessary 14 votes out of the 20 to agree that from 2019/20, any increase in the current international rights package, will be distributed according to league position and not equally distributed between all 20 clubs as it has been up to now. ‘The future is bright’Scudamore will be delighted as it was his idea to lure either Amazon, or their rivals such as Facebook and YouTube into bidding for the rights.Indeed, 58-year-old Scudamore having unveiled his commercial coup, then announced he would step down after almost two decades in charge—first as chief executive and then in his present role—a few hours later. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Washington’s agreement Thursday to restore ZTE’s access to U.S. components removed a prominent irritant in relations with Beijing, but the two nations still are embroiled in a broader conflict over trade, tariffs and technology policy.Chairman Yin Yimin’s letter also apologized to ZTE’s 80,000 employees, according to the South China Morning Post. Their jobs were in jeopardy after ZTE lost access to U.S. technology and suspended most of its operations.Yin’s letter said there were “problems in our compliance culture” and ZTE should “hold the relevant people accountable and avoid similar issues in future,” according to the Post. “I would like to apologize to all employees, customers, shareholders and partners.”ZTE, headquartered in the southern city of Shenzhen, declined to comment on the report. An employee who asked not to be identified further confirmed Yin sent a letter to the workforce but would not confirm its contents.In its settlement with Washington, ZTE agreed to pay a $1 billion fine, allow a compliance team chosen by the United States to be embedded in the company and replace its executive team and board of directors.ZTE had been barred in April from buying U.S. components after the Commerce Department said the company violated a settlement after it admitted in 2017 exporting telecoms equipment to Iran and North Korea in violation of U.S. regulations. Commerce said ZTE promised to discipline employees involved but instead paid some of them full bonuses and then lied about it.The ban forced ZTE, which relies on U.S. components, to halt operations and would have ended most of its business.The conflict added to strains over President Donald Trump’s threat to hike tariffs on up to $50 billion of Chinese goods in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.Beijing said it reserved the right to retaliate and warned Sunday it would scrap any deals reached in talks on narrowing the Chinese trade surplus with the United States if tariff hikes go ahead.Chinese anti-monopoly regulators have withheld approval of Qualcomm Inc.’s proposed acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, which some commentators say is being used as leverage against Washington.The White House renewed its threat last week, saying the 25 percent duties would take effect June 15.”The settlement on ZTE does not significantly impact the probability that the U.S. will impose tariffs on China,” said Eurasia Group analysts in a report.However, they said the settlement might reduce the likelihood of a prolonged escalation of tensions.The Post reported earlier ZTE sent reprimand letters to 35 current and former employees involved in illegal sales to Iran and is trying to claw back bonuses from people who no longer work there.The state-owned company’s Communist Party secretary, the chief technology and chief compliance officers and the executive who oversaw corporate operations have been replaced this year.Yin’s letter said the issue will not be fully resolved until the U.S. government approves the agreement and unspecified conditions are met, according to the Post.ZTE must “always adhere to the bottom line of compliance,” the letter was quoted as saying. “I hope that we can devote ourselves to hard work and innovation and get the company back into business as soon as possible.” Explore further In this May 8, 2018, file photo, a woman passes by a ZTE building in Beijing, China. Chinese tech giant ZTE Corp.’s chairman promised no further compliance violations and apologized to customers in a letter Friday, June 8, 2018, for disruptions caused by its violation of U.S. export controls, a newspaper reported. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File) Chinese tech giant ZTE Corp.’s chairman promised no further compliance violations and apologized to customers in a letter Friday for disruptions caused by its violation of U.S. export controls, a newspaper reported. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. China: Qualcomm plan ‘has difficulty’ resolving concerns Citation: Report: ZTE chairman promises no more violations, apologizes (2018, June 8) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-zte-chairman-violations.html
Weight-bearing exercise can help keep bones strong and prevent or slow osteoporosis progression. Credit: Shutterstock Nutrition: Eating a diet that’s low in calcium and vitamin D increases osteoporosis risk. Age: Bones typically become thinner and weaker with age. Ethnicity: White and Asian women have the highest risk of osteoporosis, while African American and Hispanic women have a lower risk. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as avoiding smoking and limiting alcohol consumption, reduces bone loss. Medical problems: Numerous health conditions and diseases can also increase a person’s risk for osteoporosis. Review this list of calcium-rich foods from the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. Family history: People whose parents had a hip fracture may be more likely to develop the disease. Body size: Petite and thin people are at greater risk of this condition because they have less bone to lose than people with larger frames and more body weight. This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to offer medical advice. Osteoporosis risk factors The following factors can increase a person’s risk of developing osteoporosis, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Osteoporosis symptoms and diagnosis Osteoporosis may cause no symptoms in its early stages, and as a result, the disease can go unnoticed for decades. Some visible signs of osteoporosis may be a loss of height and a curve in the upper back, which may cause stooped posture. A “dowager’s hump” may occur when several vertebrae collapse from osteoporotic fractures in the spine. Other symptoms may include back pain, from a fracture or a collapsed vertebra in the spine, or tooth loss, if osteoporosis has affected the jawbone. Hip fracture is another serious consequence of osteoporosis. About 20% of older adults who fracture a hip die within one year from complications of the broken bone or the surgery needed to repair it, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Doctors may perform a bone mineral density (BMD) test to determine if a patient has osteoporosis, according to the Mayo Clinic. The test uses a special X-ray machine to measure the mineral content at three different bone sites, typically the hip, the spine and the top of the femur. The scan can reveal if a person has low bone mass at any of these three bone sites by comparing the patient’s bone density to the normal bone density in a healthy 30-year-old person of the same sex. BMD testing is recommended for women who are 65 or older and for women 50 to 64 who have certain risk factors for the disease. Men over the age of 70 or younger men with risk factors should also be screened for osteoporosis. Being a couch potato: Not getting enough physical activity or too much bed rest following an injury, illness or surgery weakens bones over time. Unhealthy habits: Smoking and consuming too much alcohol can both increase bone loss. Sex: Women are more likely to develop osteoporosis than men, because women have less bone tissue and lose bone faster after menopause. Getting regular weight-bearing exercise. How bone changes over time The body is continually breaking down small areas of old bone tissue, a process called bone resorption, and replacing that old tissue with new bone tissue. During childhood and adolescence, new bone is deposited faster than old bone is removed. This makes bones larger, heavier and denser. Peak bone mass, or when bones reach their maximum density and strength, typically occurs around age 30 for both sexes. Around age 35, bone breakdown occurs faster than the replacement by new bone, causing a gradual loss of bone mass, according to the National Institute on Aging. Women undergo more-rapid bone loss in the first few years after menopause (around age 51) than in their 30s and 40s because the ovaries produce much less estrogen, a hormone that protects against bone loss, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Men in their 50s and 60s also start to lose bone mass, but at a slower rate than women do. It’s not until ages 65 to 70 that men and women begin losing bone mass at about the same rate. For that reason, osteoporosis is more common in women. The condition affects about 25% of women and 5% of men ages 65 and over, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Can osteoporosis be prevented? The more bone a person builds early in life, the better that individual can resist bone loss later on. Prevention should start when people are younger, during their peak bone-building years, with the following steps, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation: Osteoporosis treatment and medications People with advanced osteopenia as well as those with osteoporosis need medication to reduce their risk of fractures. Bisphosphonates are usually the first drugs used to treat osteoporosis, but while they help slow bone loss, they don’t help build new bone. These drugs include alendronate (Fosamax), risedronate (Actonel) and ibandronate (Boniva). Studies have shown that alendronate can reduce the risk of spine and hip fractures by up to 50%, Rosen said. Once a person has started treatment for osteoporosis, bone-density testing should be repeated every two to three years to monitor how the density is changing and whether treatment is working, Rosen said. For severe osteoporosis, patients may need one of three medications given by injection that actually build new bone, Rosen said. These include teriparatide (Forteo), abaloparatide (Tymlos) and romosozumab (Evenity). But after a year on these bone-building drugs, a patient needs to take bisphosphonates; otherwise, all the bone-density gains will be lost, Rosen said. In addition to medication, people with osteoporosis should aim to include 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day in their diet, from food or supplements (preferably calcium citrate), Rosen said. He also recommends taking 1,500 to 2,000 International Units (IU) of supplemental vitamin D each day. Being physically active is also beneficial for people with osteoporosis. Rosen recommends regular workouts that include weight-bearing aerobic activity, as well as strength training, balance and posture exercises. Additional resources: Learn more about osteoporosis in men from the National Institutes of Health. Osteoporosis is a common disease that makes bones weak, thin, brittle and more likely to break. The condition typically occurs in women after menopause and can increase the risk of fractures, especially in the hip, spine and wrist, according to the National Institutes of Health. The condition is often called a “silent disease” because bone loss can happen slowly and without any warning signs. People may not be aware they have osteoporosis until they break a bone, lose height or develop hunched posture. About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 44 million have low bone mass, or osteopenia, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.Advertisement There are a number of factors that may lead to osteoporosis, said Dr. Harold Rosen, an endocrinologist and director of the Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. One such factor is the accelerated bone loss that occurs after menopause, he said. Men also lose bone as they age, normally once they’re in their 60s and 70s, Rosen said. Some men think osteoporosis affects only women, but it strikes men too, he explained. Low calcium intake and low vitamin D levels in the body can also lead to bone loss, Rosen told Live Science. The body needs a good supply of calcium and other minerals to form bone, and vitamin D helps absorb calcium from food and incorporate the nutrient into bone. In addition, unhealthy habits, such as smoking and excessive drinking, can speed up bone loss, he said. Bone Density Decreases in SpaceBone loss is a serious issue that has plagued astronauts since the dawn of the Space age. In the microgravity environment bones are remodeled with a decrease in mineral density. Good nutrition, increased vitamin D intake and exercise are used to battle the issue aboard the ISS.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Better Bug Sprays?01:33关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65900-osteoporosis.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:4102:41Your Recommended Playlist01:33Better Bug Sprays?04:24Sperm Whale Befriends Underwater Robot00:29Robot Jumps Like a Grasshopper, Rolls Like a Ball01:08Why Do French Fries Taste So Bad When They’re Cold?02:31Surgical Robotics00:29Video – Giggly Robot关闭 Osteoporosis bones are porous and weak compared to healthy bones that are more dense. Credit: Shutterstock Medications: Using certain drugs on a long-term basis can lead to bone loss. These medicines include corticosteroids, such as prednisone; heparin, a blood thinner; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class of antidepressants; and aromatase inhibitors, used to treat breast cancer. Consuming adequate amounts of foods rich in calcium and vitamin D throughout life. Download a helpful brochure from Osteoporosis Canada on managing osteoporosis through exercise.