Yanis Varoufakis may not be involved in Eurogroup talks for much longer, as ministers try to speak directly to the Alexis Tsipras

first_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Yanis Varoufakis may not be involved in Eurogroup talks for much longer, as ministers try to speak directly to the Alexis Tsipras whatsapp whatsapp Share Sunday 26 April 2015 4:58 pm Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is being sidelined by Eurozone officials, as they choose to speak directly to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras instead.This weekend, talks were held in the Latvian capital Riga to discuss the struggling nation’s bailout situation. But following an unsuccessful meeting on Friday, in which Varoufakis was turned on by many of the other attendees and no progress was made on a deal, the chairman of the talks telephoned Tsipras to make amends.  “All the ministers told Mr Varoufakis this cannot go on,” Spain’s finance minister Luis de Guindos told the FT, in reference to his inability to provide creditor nations with acceptable reforms.  These need to be agreed upon to unlock the rest of Greece’s €172bn (£123bn) bailout money and save it from going bankrupt. One senior official said it was likely Varoufakis would be bypassed in further discussions, so that Tsipras and his deputy Yannis Ragasakis could play a more central role. Another official said: “There is an element of cognitive dissonance here. Varoufakis does not comprehend that at the political level one just does not negotiate every item. Other people do that.” The relationship is also reportedly worsening between the Prime Minister and finance minister within their party, with one senior Athens official saying Varoufakis had become “a drag on the Syriza administration”. In fact, he even suggested Varoufakis would soon by dropped by the party, but not until a deal has been brokered: “The time to shed this finance minister is when the interim deal with creditors has been reached and before negotiations start on a new bailout package.” Sarah Spickernell Show Comments ▼ Tags: Greek debt crisis People Yanis Varoufakislast_img read more

Lies, damned lies, and statistics: ONS’ retail sales are, at best, a partial truth and, at worst, misleading

first_img Neil Saunders Saunders whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Lies, damned lies, and statistics: ONS’ retail sales are, at best, a partial truth and, at worst, misleading There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.Nowhere is this truer than in the retail sales numbers reported each month by the ONS. The official statistics body for the UK is nothing if not thorough. Each month it presents more than 300 variants of the numbers, each using a different measure or examining a particular part of retail. While such a comprehensive compilation of data is useful for economists and analysts, it is broadly unhelpful for anyone who wants to get a simple understanding of the direction of retail. This is especially so as the ONS tends to highlight different measures each month which, in turn, the media pick up and report.June’s numbers, which were released today, are a case in point. The headline they have generated is that retail sales fell by 0.2 per cent in June. The headline is important, not least because it affects markets and it partly influences the confidence the public has in the economy – in this case negatively.The trouble with the headline is that it is, at best, a partial truth and is, at worst, misleading. It is also confusing; especially given that it contradicts numbers out earlier this month from the British Retail Consortium, which showed strong sales growth in June.So what did retail sales actually do in June? Well, they didn’t fall. The ONS number being widely reported is one that looks at the change in the amount of stuff we buy compared to the previous month. That is not a measure of the sales retailers made, it is a measure of the quantity of things they sold – an interesting, but entirely different metric.The trouble with measuring quantity and looking at it in isolation is that it provides a very poor view of the true state of retail health. If a retailer sold 10 jumpers at £10 one month and then sold nine at £20 the next month, would it be logical to say that their sales had fallen and that their performance had worsened? Of course not. The same thing holds true for the wider economy.The more sensible measure is to look at the value of spend compared to the same period last year. On this basis, when petrol and automotive is excluded, retail sales actually increased by 1.9 per cent in June. That’s a much more positive number and one that’s more aligned with the BRC and what retailers themselves have been reporting.When it comes to our national statistics, gathering lots of numbers is important, but not half as important as interpreting and reporting them correctly. Alas, as the former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell once said: experts often possess more data than judgement. whatsapp center_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.com Thursday 23 July 2015 5:57 am More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULLlast_img read more

European final awaits Laois Enterprise Office for helping disadvantaged groups find work

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding By Siun Lennon – 23rd August 2018 Laois LEO Staff – Seamus Doran (Business Advisor), Honor Deevy (Senior Enterprise Development Officer), Evelyn Reddin ( Head of Enterprise LEO) and Brigid Dunne (Clerical Officer) at the Opening of the Business Support Unit/Laois LEO Office at County Hall Laois Enterprise Office has been nominated for a European Enterprise Promotion Award for a programme which helps disadvantaged groups overcome barriers to employment.They believe that asylum seekers can make a valuable contribution to society while waiting on the decision about their status in Ireland.Earlier this year, the Department of Justice allowed those awaiting asylum to apply for a self-employment licence.Business adviser with Laois LEO, Seamus Doran, spoke to Midlands 103.Contribution to society “If you have been in the country for more than six months and if you have not received a decision on your application at that stage, you will be given the right to either employment or self-employment.The difficulty was, if you mention for example, waiting for over a decade on a decision – they’re effectively sitting idol for that time and they have no income coming in.“They can actually make a contribution to society while they’re waiting on their decision,” added Mr Doran.SEE ALSO – End of an era in Clonaslee as popular teacher retires Pinterest European final awaits Laois Enterprise Office for helping disadvantaged groups find work TAGSLaois Enterprise Office Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community Twitter Council Home News Community European final awaits Laois Enterprise Office for helping disadvantaged groups find work NewsCommunity Previous articleBack-to-back National League titles for St Abban’s womenNext articleJOB VACANCY: Opportunities with Environmental Engineering business in Portlaoise Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

Weaker year for investment banks

first_imgDowntown office buildings Toronto elovkoff/123RF Last year was a leaner one for Canada’s investment banks as both debt and equity market issuance in the Canadian market declined, according to new a report from Thomson Reuters.Equity issuance dropped in 2018, led by a decline in secondary offering activity. Although debt markets held up a bit better, but issuance still declined year over year, the report states. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter For the full year, Canadian equity and equity-related issuance totalled $29.3 billion, which was down by 26.2% from 2017, while the number of deals declined by just 11.1% to 329 in 2018. In the fourth quarter (Q4), the number of deals actually rose by 14.3% compared with the third quarter (Q3), and deal proceeds ticked up slightly as well, the report notes.By sector, health care led the equity market in underwriting activity in 2018, raising $5.5 billion in new equity. The materials sector ranked second, followed by financials and real estate.According to Thomson Reuters, TD Securities Inc. (TDSI) ranked as the top equity underwriter for 2018, leading the way in overall Canadian equity issuance, common stock issuance, secondary offerings and preferred securities. BMO Capital Markets placed first in initial public offering (IPO) underwriting, the firm reports, with CIBC World Markets Inc. leading the way in retail structured products.On the debt side, RBC Capital Markets ranked as the top underwriter, overall, leading the way in the Canadian debt underwriting rankings, domestic corporate debt and cross-border underwriting. National Bank Financial Ltd. ranked first in the Canadian government debt rankings, the firm says, with TDSI leading the way in corporate Maple debt.Overall, Canadian debt issuance for the year totalled $165.6 billion, which was down by 10.7% from the previous year. In Q4, debt underwriting proceeds fell by 12.8% from Q3 and the number of deals declined by 13.3%, Thomson Reuters notes.Government and agency debt continues to account for just 52% of the total debt underwriting activity, followed by the financial services industry at (32%), with the energy industry a distant third (5%). Morgan Stanley shutters Calgary office: report James Langton Goldman Sachs’ profits more than double, despite pandemic Related news Pot company must pay dealer, court finds Keywords Investment bankingCompanies TD Securities Inc., RBC Capital Markets, CIBC World Markets Inc., National Bank Financial, BMO Capital Markets Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Rural Water Supply Project Gets $179 Million

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A budget of $179 million has been allocated to complete projects under the Rural Water Supply Project in the 2008/09 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.Implemented under the Ministry of Water and Housing, the project receives funding from the Government and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).The original duration of the project was from April 2002 to December 2006, but there have been several extensions, with the last taking place for the period March 2007 – March 2008. The initial cost of the programme was set at $597.5 million in 2002, and expenditure up to March 2008 was just over $463 million.The Rural Water Supply Project aims to improve the basic sanitation and health conditions by increasing the coverage of potable water and sanitation services in poor rural areas, as defined in the Jamaica Poverty Map (JPM).Achievements up to March 2008, included the completed delivery of pipes and fittings for the White Horses Valley water supply scheme, and the commissioning of the Cotterwood, Pamphret/Botany Bay and White Horses Water Supply Schemes. Beneficiaries in the communities impacted by the developments have been trained and the Project Implementation Unit has been provided with computers and equipment.The targets for 2008/09 include the completion of the office buildings for the Cotterwood, Pamphret/Botany Bay and White Horses Water Supply Schemes, a civil works for the Gravel Hill and Mile Gully/Warwick Castle Water Supply Scheme and the construction of 15 sanitation solutions. RelatedRural Water Supply Project Gets $179 Million RelatedRural Water Supply Project Gets $179 Million Rural Water Supply Project Gets $179 Million UncategorizedApril 2, 2008center_img RelatedRural Water Supply Project Gets $179 Million Advertisementslast_img read more

Richard Rodriguez Is New Counseling Center Director At CU-Boulder

first_imgRichard A. Rodriguez is the new director of Counseling and Psychological Services: A Multicultural Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Rodriguez was selected after a national search and joined the staff in July. “We are very pleased to have Dr. Rodriguez join us as director of the counseling center,” said Ron Stump, vice chancellor for student affairs. “He has interests, energy and leadership skills that will be of great benefit to CAPS and the campus. He will make significant contributions to our community.” The public is invited to attend a welcome reception for Rodriguez and open house for the center on Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Willard Hall room 101. Rodriguez has more than 15 years experience in clinical services, individual, group and family psychotherapy and consultation, along with outreach to university students, faculty, staff and administrative groups. Prior to his appointment at CU-Boulder, Rodriguez was director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Sonoma State University. He also has served as director of Multicultural Affairs at the California School of Professional Psychology and as counseling psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley. Rodriguez’s clinical expertise includes Chicano/Latino mental health, lesbian/gay identity development, HIV and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. His interests include serving as adviser to student organizations and investigating factors related to retention of first-generation college students. Rodriguez earned doctoral and master’s degrees in educational psychology from the University of Utah. He is the author of numerous publications and the recipient of several honors and awards. The counseling center offers a wide range of services for the campus community, including individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and interest testing. For more information call (303) 492-6766 or visit the Web site at http://www.colorado.edu/sacs/counseling/. Published: Sept. 1, 2004 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Saving The Environment And Dollars: CU-Boulder Rewards Conservation

first_img Published: Oct. 23, 2006 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail As part of ongoing efforts to reduce its $25 million-a-year energy bill, the University of Colorado at Boulder is rewarding staff members who implement money-saving strategies in campus buildings. By following five specific program recommendations, winners of the Buff Energy Star Award for fiscal year 2005-2006 helped reduce energy use in three buildings by 5 percent compared to the prior 12 months, paring campus energy costs by more than $90,000. For their efforts, each will receive a one-time $1,000 bonus. Campus conservation officer Moe Tabrizi said occupants of the buildings awarded Buff Energy Star status saved more than 660,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than 891,000 pounds. “Turning off unnecessary lights and desktop equipment are simple strategies that help us create a conservation-minded campus and help us curb costs over time. Energy conservation is good for the environment – and our bottom line,” he said. Building proctors who led conservation efforts in the three buildings include Donna Maes of the mathematics department; Sherril Potter of environmental health and safety; and Herb Kienle, who manages the Student Recreation Center. Tabrizi said managers at 21 other buildings on the campus also generated significant energy savings as a result of the program. Buff Energy Star winners are selected based on how well they adhered to program criteria, he added. To be considered for Buff Energy Star status, building proctors must show a 5 percent energy reduction over the prior year; complete an energy audit; take action based on the audit; post energy and water conservation posters and other educational materials throughout the building; and take an active role in communicating and encouraging resource conservation. Besides turning off lights and relying on daylight, other energy-saving tactics promoted by building proctors included enabling power-management features on computers and other office equipment and reporting energy waste to the campus conservation hotline. To learn more about energy conservation on the CU-Boulder campus and to nominate a building for Buff Energy Star status visit www.colorado.edu/conservation. To report campus energy waste call (303) 735-6202 or write to [email protected]last_img read more

CU’s inaugural science, engineering policy fellowship winners announced

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Comments are moderated and must be approved to become visible to the public. Please do not submit your comment twice.Name * Email * Website,Announcing CU’s inaugural Colorado Science and Engineering Policy Fellowship Posted on April 16, 2018 by prometheus Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Comments are moderated and must be approved to become visible to the public. Please do not submit your comment twice.Name * Email * Website This entry was posted in Announcements. Bookmark the permalink. Posted on April 16, 2018 by prometheus ← On the Ground Learning Over Spring Break; Law Students Travel the Colorado Plateau Framing in Climate Change Videos → This entry was posted in Announcements. Bookmark the permalink. Announcing CU’s inaugural Colorado Science and Engineering Policy Fellowship University of Colorado College of Engineering & Applied ScienceScience and engineering isn’t all equations and calculations.Policy is increasingly playing a hand in what guides the technical world. That’s why CU Engineering in partnership with the CU Office of Government Relations and the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research have teamed up with Colorado state representatives Chris Hansen and Bob Rankin to bring to life the Colorado Science and Engineering Policy Fellowship.This fellowship will enable STEM students to pull back the curtain on the public policy arena and help bridge the gap between STEM disciplines and the policy-making process at the state level.CU Engineering’s Michelle Lin, Sage Sherman and Abby Oglesby are the 2018 fellowship winners (learn more here).Over the course of the fellowship, Michelle, Sage, and Abby, along with students from institutions across the state, will learn about the policy-making process at the Capitol while splitting their time between outside activities. These add-ons include visiting institutions where technology and policy intersect, sitting in with committees aligned with the policy interests from their applications, and lastly, researching their own policy proposal.As part of their fellowship they’ll take part in a legislative boot camp at the Capitol and visit NREL, Google’s Boulder campus, Panasonic, Xcel Energy, National Wind Technology Center and more. They’ll close their capstone research with a presentation day at the Capitol in July.Michelle Lin has been highly involved with STEM education in her community since moving to Colorado from Taiwan at age 9, from founding a STEM club at her high school to bridge the socioeconomic gap among students interested in STEM to promoting equitable educational opportunities for under-resourced students through the Greenhouse Scholars program. Michelle is a freshman pursuing a double major in aerospace engineering and engineering physics, with a minor in applied math. She hopes to one day set foot on Mars.“The nexus of STEM and policy gives rise to the opportunity to solve complex, multifaceted challenges,” Michelle said. “I’m incredibly honored and excited to be part of this inaugural class of fellows”.Sage Sherman is a BS/MS concurrent student in the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department. His master’s focus is in bioastronautics, and his research interests are in aerospace biomedicine, space habitat design and artificial gravity solutions. He is a native of Colorado and enjoys backpacking, hiking and reading.“I am excited to learn how we can use STEM public policy to impact individual lives,” Sage said.Abby Oglesby  is pursuing a degree in engineering, and is also incredibly interested and passionate about environmental and social issues. She holds a strong foundation that those in the government and in positions of power should be completely informed on the principles behind the policy by which they are enacting.“I have always been incredibly interested in both politics and policy as well as the math and sciences of engineering, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized these two passions do not have to be mutually exclusive. I am incredibly excited and grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Colorado Science and Engineering Policy Fellowship as it will help me explore a passion and interest that could one day develop into a career path.”This is just the start of a growing focus on policy in STEM field here at CU Boulder. To learn more and get involved contact [email protected] ← On the Ground Learning Over Spring Break; Law Students Travel the Colorado Plateau Framing in Climate Change Videos → University of Colorado College of Engineering & Applied ScienceScience and engineering isn’t all equations and calculations.Policy is increasingly playing a hand in what guides the technical world. That’s why CU Engineering in partnership with the CU Office of Government Relations and the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research have teamed up with Colorado state representatives Chris Hansen and Bob Rankin to bring to life the Colorado Science and Engineering Policy Fellowship.This fellowship will enable STEM students to pull back the curtain on the public policy arena and help bridge the gap between STEM disciplines and the policy-making process at the state level.CU Engineering’s Michelle Lin, Sage Sherman and Abby Oglesby are the 2018 fellowship winners (learn more here).Over the course of the fellowship, Michelle, Sage, and Abby, along with students from institutions across the state, will learn about the policy-making process at the Capitol while splitting their time between outside activities. These add-ons include visiting institutions where technology and policy intersect, sitting in with committees aligned with the policy interests from their applications, and lastly, researching their own policy proposal.As part of their fellowship they’ll take part in a legislative boot camp at the Capitol and visit NREL, Google’s Boulder campus, Panasonic, Xcel Energy, National Wind Technology Center and more. They’ll close their capstone research with a presentation day at the Capitol in July.Michelle Lin has been highly involved with STEM education in her community since moving to Colorado from Taiwan at age 9, from founding a STEM club at her high school to bridge the socioeconomic gap among students interested in STEM to promoting equitable educational opportunities for under-resourced students through the Greenhouse Scholars program. Michelle is a freshman pursuing a double major in aerospace engineering and engineering physics, with a minor in applied math. She hopes to one day set foot on Mars.“The nexus of STEM and policy gives rise to the opportunity to solve complex, multifaceted challenges,” Michelle said. “I’m incredibly honored and excited to be part of this inaugural class of fellows”.Sage Sherman is a BS/MS concurrent student in the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department. His master’s focus is in bioastronautics, and his research interests are in aerospace biomedicine, space habitat design and artificial gravity solutions. He is a native of Colorado and enjoys backpacking, hiking and reading.“I am excited to learn how we can use STEM public policy to impact individual lives,” Sage said.Abby Oglesby  is pursuing a degree in engineering, and is also incredibly interested and passionate about environmental and social issues. She holds a strong foundation that those in the government and in positions of power should be completely informed on the principles behind the policy by which they are enacting.“I have always been incredibly interested in both politics and policy as well as the math and sciences of engineering, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized these two passions do not have to be mutually exclusive. I am incredibly excited and grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Colorado Science and Engineering Policy Fellowship as it will help me explore a passion and interest that could one day develop into a career path.”This is just the start of a growing focus on policy in STEM field here at CU Boulder. To learn more and get involved contact [email protected]last_img read more

Auction Napa Valley 2015 Wine Lot Offerings Now Available for Preview

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Auction Napa Valley 2015 Wine Lot Offerings Now Available for PreviewIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessAuction Napa Valley 2015 Wine Lot Offerings Now Available for PreviewBy Press Release – May 7, 2015 25 0 Previous articleVirus Threat, Trends and Pre-Plant Vineyard Strategy Topics to be covered at 20th Annual Vineyard Economics SeminarNext articleBacas Family Estates Appoints VP Marketing, Director of National Sales Press Release Pinterest Linkedin TAGSAuction Napa ValleyfeaturedNapa Valley Vintners Twitter ReddIt Share AdvertisementWine lovers around the world can join the fundraising via the E-Auction or absentee bidding5/6/2015 – St. Helena, CA – The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announced today that the lots to be featured at this year’s Auction Napa Valley, the nonprofit trade association’s annual community fundraiser, are now available for preview at auctionnapavalley.org. Proceeds from Auction Napa Valley support community health and youth education in Napa County.For wine lovers around the globe who are not able to attend, the nearly 200 E-Auction lots are a treasure trove featuring many one-of-a-kind and older vintage wines and collections often not available to the public. Meals with winemakers, excursions into off-the-beaten-path areas of Napa Valley and overnight stays at winery homes enhance many of these lots. Wine enthusiasts can bid in the Auction Napa Valley E-Auction beginning Sunday, May 31 at noon PDT. The E-Auction closes in four waves starting at 8 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 6.“The E-Auction makes Auction Napa Valley accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world,” notes Pam Starr, owner and winemaker at Crocker & Starr Wines and chair of this year’s E-Auction committee. “Wine lovers will have fun finding their favorite wines, discovering new producers and tracking their bids over seven days, all the while knowing that every contribution supports health care and the advancement of youth education for tens of thousands of people.”Also available for preview are the Barrel Auction and Live Auction lots, which are the centerpieces of the Auction Napa Valley experience. Eighty-five percent of the 120 wines offered at this year’s Napa Valley Barrel Auction, where Auction guests taste samples directly from barrels with the winemakers themselves, are from the much lauded 2013 vintage. The top ten bidders on each lot secure a future release case of the wine.The big show under the big tent at Auction Napa Valley is the Live Auction, where 50 dream lots of Napa Valley wines, world travel, collectible art and other once-in-a-lifetime experiences wow the crowd and inspire generous bids. New this year are ten “Flash Round” lots where the bidding begins at $100,000 and if not grabbed right away, will go down in price until the first paddle is raised.Absentee bids can be placed online and a few Complete Auction Napa Valley Experience packages, which also include vintner-hosted dinners and other hospitality extras, are still available for purchase.To preview all the lots, purchase tickets, and register to bid in the E-Auction or by absentee bid, visit auctionnapavalley.org.About the Napa Valley VintnersThe Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its more than 500 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, to provide environmental leadership and to care for the extraordinary place they call home. Learn more at napavintners.com.About Auction Napa ValleyAuction Napa Valley is the NVV’s annual community fundraiser that for nearly 35 years has utilized the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines and the scenic beauty of the region to raise funds to enhance the health and wellbeing of the Napa Valley community. To date, the NVV has invested more than $145 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds in Napa County nonprofit organizations. Learn more at auctionnapavalley.orgAdvertisement Email Facebooklast_img read more

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket organises 4th annual centre for Liver and Biliary Science symposium

first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The symposium was designed to enable knowledge-sharing and experiences of the eminent speakers, on latest trends and treatment options related to liver transplantDr GuptaIn its endeavour to bring focus to the recent advancements in liver cancer treatment and transplants, the Centre for Liver and Biliary Surgery (CLBS) at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket has organised the 4th annual centre for Liver and Biliary Science symposium.The three day symposium brought together over 200 doctors, prominent clinicians, physicians and nurses from 20 countries to discuss how liver transplantation is a successful form of treatment for liver cancer.The symposium discussed multimodality treatment and therapy methods such as: Radiofrequency ablation, trans-arterial chemoembolisation, stereotactic external beam radiotherapy, down staging therapy, internal radiotherapy and liver transplantation were discussed in length.While the first two days were dedicated to academic conference and research paper discussions, the third day witnessed a live workshop on Hepatobiliary Interventional Radiology which will be organised at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket.Dr Subash Gupta, Chairman, Max Centre for Liver and Biliary Sciences, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, said, “Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) or liver cancer is one of the common types of cancer in the world, and especially in India where there has been a high incidence rate of Hepatitis B infection. Apart from Hepatitis B, it can also be caused by other diseases that lead to cirrhosis of the liver such as Hepatitis C infection, and alcohol abuse. Unfortunately, like many other cancers, liver cancer may go undetected until a late stage.”He added, “Liver transplant today has given fresh lease of life to thousands of patients with liver cancer and is becoming an extremely viable treatment option for end-stage liver disease and acute liver failure. There is no doubt that liver transplant is a life-saving procedure for many.”The centre has successfully conducted over 300 living donor transplants per year, and over 2500 liver transplant operations over the years. Read Article Related Posts News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025center_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket organises 4th annual centre for Liver and Biliary Science symposium Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on September 17, 2018 last_img read more