AGA boss Bill Miller backs track record of US operators in Japan

first_img JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Speaking with Inside Asian Gaming just four months after taking over from Geoff Freeman as head of the AGA, Miller revealed he would be actively supporting American operators in Japan based on their economic achievements back home.“Ultimately when you are looking around for the best operators, they are the ones that care, that make investments in communities, that show their commitment to the local communities in which they operate, and I think American operators have a very good story to tell,” Miller, whose background includes 12 years as National Political Director for the US Chamber of Commerce, tells IAG.“I’ve been to Las Vegas many times since I began this job but I’ve also been to tribal properties and I’ve seen what the gaming industry has meant both from a commercial perspective and from a tribal perspective.“I’m a Chamber of Commerce guy at heart and I absolutely believe that you need economic hooks to create communities and whether it be a hospital, a university, a casino or IR, this ecosystem is a very positive one in communities across the country.“As the Japanese government is going through the decision-making process – and they’ve designed what an IR should look like in their opinion – they will ultimately have to look to those operators who are in-market today and applying those values, and I think our guys have a very good story to tell.”Miller also pointed to the impending license re-tendering process facing Macau’s six concessionaires – three of which are US-based – as a key issue for the AGA over the coming years.Asked whether he foresaw any problems befalling Sands, MGM or Wynn in successfully bidding for new licenses, Miller said, “I think Macau is a great success story because of the partnership between the commercial operators – be they American or other – and the Macanese government.“My view is that the American operators that have invested in Macau, that have made long-term commitments there and continue to drive innovation, are very important players in the economy and I think that should continue.” The new President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), Bill Miller, says the strong track record of US casino operators in providing a positive economic impact to the communities in which they operate should be a key consideration for Japanese authorities when it comes to issuing IR licenses.US operators rank among the most prominent contenders for the three Japan licenses on offer, with Las Vegas giants MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Caesars Entertainment and Wynn Resorts lining up alongside regional candidates such as Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Rush Street Gaming and Foxwoods. Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move RelatedPosts Load More Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchaselast_img read more

McGrawHill Reports Revenue Slide

first_imgDuring the first quarter, BusinessWeek’s ad pages were down 19.4 percent over the same period in 2007, and ad revenues dropped 15.5 percent to $53.9 million, according to the Publishers Information Bureau.Revenues at McGraw-Hill’s education division stayed flat at $330.2 million while revenues for its financial services division—which includes the Standard & Poor’s brand—declined 11.6 percent to $644.3 million. Revenue at Standard & Poor’s Credit Market Services dropped 21.6 percent during the quarter to $427.3 million while Standard & Poor’s Investment Services group increased 18 percent to $217 million. BusinessWeek parent the McGraw-Hill Companies today reported its earnings for the first quarter, with overall revenues dropping 6.1 percent over the same period in 2007, totaling $1.2 billion. Income from operations was down 36.4 percent to $147.6 million. Net income for the quarter was down 43.6 percent to $81.1 million.Revenues for McGraw-Hill’s Information & Media division were $243.4 million, up 3.2 percent this quarter over the same period last year. In that division, the business-to-business group—which includes BusinessWeek and Aviation Week magazines, as well as J.D. Power and Associates and Platts news service—revenues increased 3.5 percent to $219.7 million.According to chairman, president and CEO Harold McGraw III, strong “demand in the energy markets for Platts’ news and pricing services and growth in the Asia-Pacific region for J.D. Powers’ research services were they key drivers in the Business-to-Business group’s first quarter performance.” last_img read more

Former NCI CEO Dan McCarthy Joins DeSilva Phillips

first_imgDan McCarthy, who yesterday announced his resignation as CEO of Atlanta-based real estate publisher Network Communications Inc., is joining media banker DeSilva & Phillips as a partner. McCarthy [pictured] previously served as CEO of Primedia Enthusiast Group and president/CEO of Cowles Business Media. According to DeSilva & Phillips, McCarthy “has lead more than 30 transactions and financings, including the $380 million sale of NCI to Citigroup Venture Capital Group, the $120 million acquisition of NCI by ABRY Partners; and the $300 million debt restructuring of NCI.” Joining a media banker is a natural step for many former publishing CEOs, particularly between publishing gigs. Ex-Penton CEO Tom Kemp served with Veronis Suhler Stevenson as managing director before ultimately taking over as CEO of Northstar Travel Media, while former Nielsen chief transformation officer Mike Marchesano joined the Jordan, Edmiston Group as managing director, to name just two.   Meanwhile, DeSilva & Phillips appointed two new executives to head up three verticals that the firm is looking to for growth. John Kaiser, Jr. now oversees the Advertising & Digital Agency sector while Jessica Luterman Naeve oversees Social Media and Video. Kaiser, Jr. and Luterman Naeve will co-head the Marketing Services sector.last_img read more

AL picks Niketa for Fakhruls vacant seat

first_imgBogura Awami League joint secretary T Zaman Niketa. Photo: CollectedBogura Awami League joint secretary T Zaman Niketa has been picked for contesting the Bogura-6 by-election on party ticket.”We’ve chosen T Zaman Niketa for the Bogura-6 by-election from our party,” AL joint secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif told UNB over phone on Sunday.The decision came from a meeting of Awami League Nomination Board held at the prime minister’s official residence Ganobhaban with prime minister and AL president Sheikh Hasina in the chair.Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on 30 April declared the Bogura-6 constituency vacant as BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir did not take oath as MP or seek time before the deadline expired.As per the law, if any MP-elect refrains from taking oath within 90 days after the beginning of the first session or refrains from informing the Speaker, his/her membership gets cancelled.The election commission has announced that fresh polls will be held to Bogura-6 constituency on 24 June.The last date for submitting nomination papers is 23 May and candidates will be able to withdraw nominations by 3 June. The nomination papers will be scrutinised on 27 May.The symbols will be allocated among the candidates on 4 June.Although Fakhrul refrained from taking oath, five other BNP MPs, however, were sworn in to the 11th parliament. While four of them took oath on 29 April, another was sworn in on 25 April.last_img read more

Wii 2 controller has camera 6inch display stylus

first_imgAs we get closer to June 7, and the start of E3 in Los Angeles, the rumors and leaks are going to increase about what the Wii 2 reveal by Nintendo will consist of.We saw a video of a developer meeting yesterday that had the Wii 2 running, as well as a presentation showing the design of the case and the controller. Today, more details are starting to appear about that tech-heavy controller.Develop has been told by an “insider” that the controller houses a large 6-inch display that has the option of input via a stylus. We knew the screen was going to be present, but we didn’t realize how large it would be.The other surprise inclusion is a front-facing camera. This is thought to play a part in some games to allow you to capture images for use in-game e.g. using your own mug shot to represent your character. This is a feature Nintendo is thought to be using in forthcoming 3DS games such as the Star Fox 64 remake.Until June 7 all such information remains rumor and speculation. We don’t doubt Nintendo has a number of surprises up its sleeve and will surely get gamers talking about its new hardware.Read more at DevelopMatthew’s OpinionA 6-inch display embedded in the controller sounds a little big to us. If you think how large a 4-inch smartphone is, then add 2-inches and a bunch of standard joypad controllers around it. That’s one large, heavy controller. So that part of the rumor we remain unconvinced about.A stylus also sounds counterintuitive. Nintendo will want games played on a TV with quick input through the controller. Having to reach for a stylus mid-game to make an input sounds messy. However, it could just be optional and allow mini-games to be played with the player’s full attention on their controller screen.last_img read more

Why You Should Hire Independent IT Consultants

first_img Register Now » March 20, 2008 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read By Mike BohlmannStrategic IT is the use of information technology to play a vital role in an organization’s business plan by improving efficiency, creating opportunities, and interacting with customers and vendors. Whereas operational IT is the use of information technology to support the functions of the business with such things as accounting software, e-mail systems, and electronic file storage.How do smaller businesses choose between strategic and operational IT? I addressed this issue in an earlier column critiquing Nicholas Carr’s “IT Doesn’t Matter.” But before smaller organizations can pursue potential projects with an operational or strategic IT perspective, they often need to look outside for IT resources if they don’t have them in-house. But where do you get IT expertise?In smaller organizations that use IT as an operational tool, there will be times that new IT capabilities need to be implemented to stay in the game. For example, just about every business has at least a basic Web site with information about the company, how to contact it, and the products or services it offers. An organization with an operational IT approach might talk to people they know who are IT savvy to discover what they needed to do and how to get it done as quickly and cheaply as possible. By contrast, another organization might look beyond operational IT capacities to consider the strategic potential of a Web site and recognize that it needs more than a mere electronic brochure.Recently, a friend of mine who works at a small print publisher faced exactly this issue. The publisher needed to overhaul its Web site, but the internal staff didn’t have Web skills beyond basic HTML and image editing, so they knew they needed to hire a person or company to do the work. But they were unsure how to do that, so I offered act as an independent IT consultant on the project.For organizations without IT management skills, independent IT consultants can be valuable allies who help identify needs, find potential service providers, advise on provider selection, and help plan and manage the project. Smaller businesses without skilled IT management can bring this expertise in-house temporarily for specific projects by hiring independent consultants, and that’s the role I played for my friend’s company.Hiring a consultant is an investment. Moreover, it’s tempting to cut costs by talking directly to service providers without input from a consultant. After all, quality service providers will gather requirements, plan the project, and manage it, so why spend more money to have a consultant do the same thing? Though a service provider and a consultant may indeed duplicate roles, they do so with distinctly different perspectives — the consultant advocates for the best interests of the client. A service provider will act in its own interest, and that may result in higher project costs or solutions that don’t meet the project objectives or both. An independent consultant plays a vital watchdog role to ensure that the service provider delivers what the client needs, not what the provider wants to deliver.An organization shopping for IT services needs to have an objective insider who’s working for it and its interests and can also identify the vendors that do not have good practices. Relying on service providers can be risky as they will have their own vision of how things should be, what add-ons they can sell to the customer, and how best to go about completing the project; and, that’s after the challenge of choosing which company to use for the project.Despite the obvious benefits of retaining an independent IT consultant, finding one who’s qualified isn’t easy. The best advice I can offer is to rely on your network of contacts. Most people know at least someone who works in IT who either has the right IT management skills or knows someone else who does. If you ask around enough, you’ll find someone who’s able and willing to help you. You’re looking for an IT leader and not for the best PHP programmer your network can find. With that in mind, here are four traits you should try to find in your independent IT consultant:Business savvyTranslating business needs into technical requirementsVendor assessment capabilitiesProject management skills (if you don’t want to rely on the service provider)I include project management as an optional skill because most vendors have worked with non-IT people as their main contact at a customer and have their own project mechanisms in place. Being business savvy and being able to translate business needs into technical needs are critical to making strategic, rather than purely operational, IT decisions. A business-savvy IT person understands issues like return on investment, cost management, revenue generation, and marketing. Having the ability to identify potential service providers and evaluate their ability to successfully complete the project is not to be looked over either. By getting someone with these skills to help out, an organization can more safely move forward on an IT project when IT is not a strategic component of the organization.So what happened with my friend’s printing company? It decided to use a vendor that someone in the company was familiar with rather that considering multiple vendors. In the end, it went over budget, over schedule, and didn’t get some of the features it wanted.Mike Bohlmann has more than 10 years of experience as a Web developer and an IT manager. He is an IT manager at the University of Illinois, where he is in the process of completing work toward his master’s degree. His research is focused on IT management, leadership, and services. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

Spain says 32 arrested as general strike begins

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Men’s health affects baby’s health too Ministry official Cristina Diaz played down participation saying it was hardly noticeable in goods haulage and major city wholesale food markets.She said electricity consumption, a gauge of industrial activity, was down 11 percent on a normal working day.Strikes and protests are also planned in Italy, Greece, Portugal, France and Belgium.With a 25 percent unemployment rate, Spain is at the core of Europe’s debt crisis.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 5 ways to recognize low testosteronecenter_img Sponsored Stories MADRID (AP) – A Spanish Interior Ministry official says 32 people have been arrested and 15 people treated for minor injuries in disturbances as a general strike in Spain against austerity measures and economic reforms began.The General Workers Union said the nationwide stoppage, the second this year, was being heeded by nearly 100 percent of workers Wednesday in the automobile, energy, shipbuilding and constructions industries. Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories last_img read more

Palestinian hit by jeep killed amid clashes with Israelis

first_img Sponsored Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Top Stories Patients with chronic pain give advice New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Medics check the body of Palestinian Abdallah Ghanayem, 22, killed in clashes with Israeli forces in Kafr Malik village, at a hospital in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Ghanayem was killed after being hit by an Israeli army jeep amid clashes in the West Bank early Sunday near Ramallah. Palestinian officials say local residents were hurling stones at Israeli troops, while the Israeli military said the deceased man threw a firebomb at an Israeli military jeep. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Majid Maadi, the mayor of Kafr Malik, identified the dead Palestinian as Abdallah Ghanayem, 22. Maadi said Israeli soldiers shot Ghanayem before he was hit by the jeep. The Israeli military said it was investigating the incident.___This story has been corrected to show the name of the village as Kafr Malik, not Malec.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   JERUSALEM (AP) — A 22-year-old Palestinian man was killed Sunday after being hit by an Israeli army jeep amid clashes in the West Bank, authorities said.Palestinian officials said the clash involved local residents hurling stones at the Israeli troops in the village of Kafr Malik, just outside of Ramallah. The Israeli military said the Palestinian man threw a firebomb at the Israeli jeep, causing it to swerve and hit him. The military said soldiers later tried to provide medical assistance to the man, but the Palestinian had already died from his wounds.last_img read more

Visitors bonkers for Honkers now that swine flew

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.C Visitor arrivals to Hong Kong reached their highest ever single-month level in July 2010, though much of the gain is relative to a 2009 tourism season that was negatively impacted by the H1N1 Influenza. A record 3.1 million visitors made it to Hong Kong during July 2010, an increase of 31.9 percent year-on-year, the Hong Kong Tourism Board announced. July continued early growth patterns, with almost 20 million visitors in the first seven months of 2010 representing a 24.4 percent rise compared to the same period last year. The growth in overall arrivals – which exceeded visitor numbers for July 2008 (before H1N1) by 15.8 percent- was led by Mainland China, which provided more than two million visitors. This figure was 40 percent more than July last year and the highest monthly figure for the market, reflecting the popularity of summer travel with the Mainland. Other short-haul markets also displayed significant growth, with South and Southeast Asia posting a near 40 percent increase in arrivals off the back of improved economic conditions and greater flight capacity. Visits from long-haul markets showed steady growth, with a 10.6 percent increase in July 2010 compared to 2009. This figure was dwarfed by the prolific growth experienced in the emerging markets: Russia, the Middle East, and India grew by 86 percent, 47.5 percent and 44.9 percent respectively, propelled by the economic recovery and more frequent flights.Visitors are increasingly peeking and ducking into Hong Kong too, with more than 1.82 million overnight visits recorded for July 2010. Overnighters and day-trippers represented 58.3 percent of all visitors to Hong Kong – 35.7 percent more than in July 2009. Expectedly, almost half of the short-haul markets – such as Taiwan, Mainland China, and South and Southeast Asia – consisted of such visitors. last_img read more


first_imgAtlantisHawaii Yesterday, China Oceanwide announced it has entered into a management agreement with subsidiaries of Kerzner International Holdings Limited, a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts and ultra-luxury hotels, for a new, Atlantis resort in Ko Olina, a 260ha development on the the beach at Oahu.Atlantis Ko Olina will be the first Atlantis resort in the United States, along with the brand’s flagship in Dubai, Atlantis, The Palm and the new icon in China, Atlantis, Sanya Hainan which will open in 2017, as well as The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai. Overlooking both the Honu and Kohola Lagoons, the company says “Atlantis will offer a sense of awe-inspiring discovery, encompassing over 26 acres of unparalleled excitement and larger than life experiences, revolutionary water play in Aquaventure Waterpark, The Ambassador Lagoon and The Lost Chambers Aquarium and incredible dining experiences. Already a leading holiday destination, the addition of Atlantis to Ko Olina will continue the area’s transformation as the new centre for entertainment in Hawaii with the addition of this new trailblazing landmark.”Atlantis Ko Olina will celebrate the natural elements of Hawaii’s environment, landscape and architecture and its distinctive heritage and character. With approximately 800 luxurious guest rooms and suites, as well as approximately 524 residences, guests and residents will be able to enjoy a variety of unique amenities, from private gardens and private pools to a variety of cutting-edge experiences to the ultimate Beach Club. Luxury retail boutiques will be curated to offer a wide and interesting selection for shopping pleasure in Ko Olina. The resort will also house an indulgent Spa, introducing traditional and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Younger guests will experience their own adventures, from discovering exotic marine life, to culinary lessons, to the latest innovations in technology. In addition, event space will be available for both large and small gatherings, whether for business or for pleasure. Kerzner says it has plans to continue to grow and develop the Atlantis brand globally. last_img read more

Travel Monitors very own Kate Webster has worked

first_imgTravel Monitor’s very own Kate Webster has worked as a travel journalist for the past 5 years, during which time she has sat as editor across travel trade and consumer publications.With a total of 13 years in the industry, covering roles including a travel consultant, corporate consultant, airline reservations and wholesale reservations, Kate found her niche in working in the media side of the industry.This week, Kate discusses all things travel in Talking Travel.What does your job involve?I work under my business Captured Travel Media, freelancing and contracting to a number of roles. These include reporting on travel trade news, covering features, doing interviews and reviews for Travel Monitor; editor in chief across 5 websites including,,, and; consulting as an account manager in Public Relations with Dammerer-Nichols PR and freelancing as a travel writer and photographer.What do you enjoy most about your profession?It is so diverse and varied. Every day is different and every day I seem to learn something new. Obviously, the travel is amazing, and I have had some experiences I only ever dreamed off. Most of all I enjoy the people in the industry and that I meet along the way.What are the biggest challenges for you in your profession? Wifi and connection is one challenge that I struggle with. Deadlines wait for no-one, so I have often found myself in situations where I have driven miles, taken small boats or climbed mountains to get to wi-fi. The rise of the influencer and amateur blogger has also made my job difficult. It is great that people are getting into travel writing and blogging but starting from the bottom and working your way up means doing the hard yards – not just whipping out the credit card to buy your audience. Last of all, I am challenged daily by a list of places I want to visit that never stops growing even when I am ticking many of the places off.What do you think are the biggest challenges the industry faces?The travel industry needs to stay relevant and embrace the changes. There is a place for travel writers and photographers to be of value to businesses in the industry and this goes beyond just a photo on Instagram. Transparency in this is vital. I think burnout is a big problem in this industry too – from travel consultants to hotel staff. I see it a lot. The travel industry is made up of passionate people who do it for the love of it. Sometimes, it is important for a bit of self-love too and have a break.What do you think will be the biggest game changer in the travel industry in the next 12 months’?Hopefully the ban on single use plastic and truly sustainable, eco-friendly practices. As more travellers become conscious of their decisions, this will hopefully put the pressure on the industry as a whole to change. How many travel agencies still hand out plastic ticket wallets? How many hotels are still stocking plastic straws? The industry as a whole needs to get on board with this.Who inspires you most and why?The people I meet when travelling inspire me to no end. Then of course, there is Richard Branson, a man who has always inspired me that the sky (and space even) is the limit when chasing your dreams.Who would you invite on your next holiday if you could choose anyone and where would you go?I would take surfer Mick Fanning and go to Skeleton Bay in Namibia, take David Attenborough with me to the Amazon and my mum to see the pandas in China. You can email Kate at kate@capturedtravel.comFollow Kate’s travels at Captured Travel MediaKate WebsterTalking Travellast_img read more

Community calls on president to intervene over proposed Paphos marina

first_imgCalls for the president to intervene over lengthy delays to the construction of a much-anticipated marina at Potima in Paphos are being made by the Kissonerga community council.George Stylianou, muktahr of Kissonerga, told the Cyprus Mail that the local authority is calling on the president to personally intervene to ensure that the construction of the multimillion-euro facility can go ahead as quickly as possible.“The continued delays mean that we can’t make any decisions concerning development projects and the upgrading of our beachfront area, as well as the construction of much needed breakwaters,” he said.He added that the council is currently drafting a letter to be sent to the president next week.In the latest development, the Poseidon consortium, whose bid was rejected in April, has launched an action against the administrative marine management committee.Stylianou explained that the committee referred Poseidon’s bid to the attorney-general for his legal opinion.“They had to provide documents for the project and the attorney- general found they weren’t sufficient, so they awarded the contract to Pafilia who were next on the list,” he said.However, although Pafilia deposited all of the necessary documents in time, which also show they have sufficient funding for 60% of the project as required, no decision can be made until the court action by the Poseidon consortium is concluded, he said.“The attorney- general has already given his opinion on this matter, and we shouldn’t have to wait again. Our opinion is that the authorities should proceed to the next tender bid on the list, which is Pafilia,” he said.The Pafilia bid’s design will cost around €175 million euros, and the tender has gone through turbulent times due to the various recourses to the supreme court.The tender for the project was first announced in 2007, and in 2008 it was initially awarded to the Cybarco-Pandora consortium, which includes the Leptos Group.However, the other two bidding consortiums, Pafilia and Poseidon, a joint venture in which Aristo Developers is a major stakeholder, challenged the award at various stages. They claimed the winning developer used inside information to offer a lower figure for the construction of the marina.The project was then frozen after litigation began in 2008.In December 2015, the Supreme Court voted in favour of Poseidon and their €215m project. They then had to provide proof of funds – a total of 60 per cent of the amount, which was set at €125m.However, after many months of negotiation, it was decided that Poseidon was unable to meet the financial criteria, and the project then passed on to Pafilia, the biggest developer in Cyprus.Stylianou said that the local council is fed up with the delays and that asking for the same opinion for a second time will waste more time.“This is holding us back. We want to start our plans for our beach and for the ten breakwaters in the sea, but these can’t be built until the marina has been constructed,” he said.He said the council believes vested interests in the island’s three other marinas, and a state of ‘political cannibalism’ are creating long delays.“People are afraid to take decisions and they want to be covered, everyone is accusing everyone, but if they can’t take decisions they should resign,” he said.Stylianou stressed that it’s time for the president to take a stand and also for prospective presidential candidates to air their opinions on the issue ahead of the upcoming elections.“Contracts should have been signed ten years ago and by now the economy would be reaping the benefits,” he said.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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The World Anti-Doping Agency maintained its suspension of Russia on Thursday, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah celebrates team’s second goal against Crystal Palace.Those who are interested can register at mnstate. but also somehow combined metallic silver and a bold floral pattern in one look. as well as at the University of Oxford The second vaccine is under development by the Public Health Agency of Canada in Winnepeg That vaccine will start a human-safety trial in early October Canada has already donated 800 vials of their vaccine to WHO the organization says Once more data is available on what dosing should be used WHO says these vials could translate to around 1500 to 2000 doses of the vaccine The goal of the safety trials is to confirm that the vaccines are safe enough to move on to a larger human trial Dr Anthony Fauci director of NIAID and the lead on the NIH vaccine tells TIME the safety trial is so far “uneventful” which is a good thing “There really [are] no red flags so it seems to be going along quite well” he says The vaccine had already been tested in monkeys and showed very promising results WHO and other organizations have been expediting the testing and approval processes for these drugs since early summer but the NIH’s vaccine has been under development since 2003 At the time it did not have the pharmaceutical funding to move forward “[In 2003] there was very little interest for the obvious reasons that there was no disease around” says Fauci “Recently we now have a much more vigorous interest from pharmaceutical companies” WHO hopes that in October and November the vaccines will make it through their safety trials and into next-stage human testing Between January and February 2015 the goal is to have next-phase human trials approved and initiated in countries affected with Ebola People at a higher risk for the disease like health care workers are a priority The meeting did not highlight ZMapp the drug given to two American patients who were evacuated from Liberia to Emory University in Atlanta Mapp Biopharmaceutical the company that produces ZMapp is a small team that says its resources are now exhausted Their drug is grown in tobacco plants and requires waiting for a crop in order to produce more of it One of the ways trials could be quickened is if the researchers take a “wedge” approach which means that a wedge or slice of the study population is selected for a first step in the trial and what is learned in that step is then used on the next slice of the participants While trials are ongoing there are still significant technical obstacles that need to be addressed once a vaccine is ready for mass use: how vaccines will be distributed for instance and how low-resource health systems can ensure that vaccines are stored below 100 degrees In the WHO meeting the phrase “Nothing can be allowed to delay this work” was repeated multiple times and since Ebola has now infected more than 7000 people and even made it to the US, once again, Urho’s Day parade and celebration. But he said it is more likely that Richard Mattson, “I am an Ibibio man from Uyo Senatorial District, with overall acceptance rates of 9 percent and 33.

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