Daily Archives: March 9, 2018

Fertin Pharma A/S is awarded another issued patent on one-layered compressed nicotine gum

VEJLE, Denmark, March 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The market leading nicotine gum manufacturer, Fertin Pharma A/S, adds another milestone in the protection of compressed nicotine gum. While Fertin Pharma A/S has already obtained a large and complex patent portfolio on compressed two-layered nicotine gum, the new patent issued by the European Patent Office is believed to strengthen the competitive landscape in the segment of one-layered compressed nicotine gum. Fertin Pharma A/S has been issued numerous patents on this technology within the past decade. Now, Fertin Pharma A/S is the nicotine manufacturer with the largest patent portfolio on compressed nicotine gum.

Vice President of BD, Marketing & Sales, Anders Dam Vestergaard, announces that Fertin Pharma A/S would enforce the patent rights against any competitor infringing the patents in the field of one-layered compressed nicotine gum. This includes the newly issued patent, EP 2 229 158 B1, and other patents relevant for one-layered compressed gum technology. “It is fairly easy to detect infringement of our patent rights, and we have a close eye on our competitors in this field of technology,” says Anders Dam Vestergaard. “In addition, we believe that our complex patent portfolio makes it difficult for our competitors to even enter this technology segment without infringing our patent rights,” Anders Dam Vestergaard adds.

Further to the newly issued European patent, Fertin Pharma A/S has been issued a number of US and Indian patents with relevance in the field of one-layered compressed nicotine technology. These include US 8,603,440, US 8,722,022, US 8,524,196 and US 8,529,875.

Fertin Pharma A/S’s main premises are located in Vejle, Denmark, with additional facilities in India. Fertin Pharma A/S is considered one of the world leading developers and manufacturers of B2B nicotine chewing gum.

For further information, please contact:
Anders Dam Vestergaard
Tel. +45 7215 1300
www.fertin.com

WHAT’S NEW IN THE ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS THIS SPRING

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Islands Of The Bahamas are heating up this spring with seasonal deals, hotel updates and festivals worth traveling for. In a major development, the CDC reported there have been no new cases of Zika in the past 12 months, thus removing The Bahamas from the list of at risk destinations. And, once again, The Bahamas graced the front cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, putting The Bahamas top of mind for travelers ahead of the peak travel season. 

NEWS OUT OF THE BAHAMAS

The Bahamas Are Zika Free – On February 2, 2018 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) removed The Bahamas from its list of “Areas with Risk of Zika,” which, according to their website, identifies places where pregnant women should avoid travel, and where travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual transmission during and after the trip. There have been no new cases of Zika identified in the area or from travelers in the past 12 months.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Unveils Grand Classica – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL), the only line with a two-night cruise departing year-round from the Port of Palm Beach, recently announced that Grand Classica, its new ship joining Grand Celebration, will begin sailing on April 13, 2018. Reservations for Grand Classica open with a special Buy-One, Get-One Free booking offer. Beginning with the first sailing, Bahamas Paradise will be the only cruise line to offer daily departures to Grand Bahama Island from the Port of Palm Beach becoming the largest provider of tourism to the Island. www.BahamasParadiseCruise.com 

Harbour Island Featured On the Cover of 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – The Bahamas was once again featured in the highly regarded annual Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit Issue, on stand now, with Harbour Island’s turquoise waters splashing the cover of this year’s all-Caribbean edition. Models including cover model Danielle Herrington and Bahamian-born Chase Carter took over Harbour Island shooting in locations including the streets of Dunmore Town, Pink Sand Beach, the Lone Tree and various pastel-hued homes. During the production, the SI crew stayed at Pink Sands Beach Resort and frequented local businesses such as The Landing Restaurant and Dake’s Shoppe. https://www.si.com/swim-daily/2018/02/05/si-swimsuit-2018-harbour-island-bahamas 

SEASONAL DEALS

See below for a sampling of deals and packages that travelers can take advantage of this spring. For the complete list of deals and packages, and for future offerings, visit https://www.bahamas.com/deals-packages 

Grand Isle Resort – This tranquil resort and spa, located in Great Exuma, is offering new specials including stay more save more. Save up to 25% on a 7-night stay. https://www.bahamas.com/dealspackages/stay-more-save-more-grand-isle-resort-spa-0 

Tiamo – For a completely secluded, off-the-beaten- path honeymoon consider Tiamo in Andros. The Honeymoon Dream package includes Champaign, dinner under the stars, a day at the exclusive private cove, sunset cruise and more. Prices start at $600 USD for two people on top of nightly rates. https://www.bahamas.com/dealspackages/tiamo-andros-bahamas 

Stella Maris Resort Club – Long Island has a private island feel and Stella Maris Resort Club wants honeymooners to experience it. Book a stay at Stella Maris and enjoy a couple’s massage, rental car, ocean view king room and all meals. Rates start at $2,649 USD per couple. https://www.bahamas.com/dealspackages/stella-maris-resort-club-long-island-bahamas 

The Cove Eleuthera – Experience the Caribbean Adventure Package at The Cove Eleuthera. Choose your day adventure (half-day conch diving, stand up paddle boarding, discover the spectacular reefs, etc.) then head back to the resort for a night of sleep in luxury accommodations followed by daily breakfast. Rates from $659 USD.  https://www.bahamas.com/dealspackages/cove-eleuthera 

Warwick Paradise Island – Book the ‘Celebrate in Paradise’ package for any upcoming special occasion. The package includes a $75 or $100 spa credit per person, chilled Prosecco with miniature rum cake, guarantee airport transfer, plus more. https://www.bahamas.com/dealspackages/warwick-celebrate-paradise 

Sandyport Beach Resort – Stay longer and save more at Sandyport Beach Resort in Nassau. Save up to 20% on stays of five nights more at this laid-back island jewel. https://www.bahamas.com/dealspackages/stay-longer-save-more 

Atlantis, Paradise Island – Save on nightly rates and receive up to $300 Resort Credits at Atlantis and experience the true Bahamian culture – from Junkanoo Fest in The Royal Lobby to Art Walk in the Marina Village and local Bahamian flavors at various restaurants. https://www.bahamas.com/dealspackages/300-resort-credit-atlantis-paradise-island 

HOTEL DEVELOPMENTS

Nassau/Paradise Island

Margaritaville Beach Resort at The Pointe – Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand recently announced plans for a $250 million, six-acre development in the heart of downtown Nassau. The property will feature 150 hotel rooms, 150 luxury residences, a marina, water park, entertainment center and signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts. Construction has already begun, and the project is expected to begin a phased opening in mid-2019. The Pointe project will also include a 45-slip marina and yacht club, and 24,000 square feet of retail space. https://blog.margaritaville.com/2018/01/nassau-announcement/

Baha Mar – While the Rosewood hotel is slated to open in spring 2018, the SLS opened in November and joined the Grand Hyatt (April 2017) as the second hotel to open at the Baha Mar megaresort. The upscale property features 300 rooms, including 107 residences, world-class décor and a range of dining and nightlife experiences. The three, uniquely designed hotel brands will share amenities including the Caribbean’s largest casino, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, ESPA flagship 30,000-square-foot spa, the largest convention center in the Caribbean, with more than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges. www.bahamar.com

Out Islands

Peace & Plenty Hotel – The iconic hotel on Great Exuma is now open after undergoing a renovation including a top-to-bottom refresh and complete upgrade to modern convenience. The property was acquired in 2017 by Miami-based SMS Lodging in partnership with Exuma real estate investors, Steve & Patrick Harrington and Bahamian entrepreneur, Burton Rodgers. The resort, centrally located in George Town, features 32 waterfront rooms, a pool, restaurant, two bars, and dock along Elizabeth Harbour. https://www.peaceandplenty.com/ 

Jack’s Bay – Tiger Wood’s TGR Design is teaming up with Jack’s Bay Developersto build a beachfront luxury resort and private club at Rock Sound on Eleuthera island. The first phase of development is currently underway for a Woods-designed 10-hole golf course called “The Playgrounds,” as well as The Pink House Beach Club with a pool restaurant and bar, slated to debut this year. Additional plans are in place for an 18-hole course and more resort amenities, including oceanfront suites, cottages and villas. https://www.jacksbayclub.com

UPCOMING FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Bahamas Kennel Club International Dog Show (March 17-18) – At our 36th annual International All Breed Dog Show and Obedience and Agility Trials, in Nassau, dogs will compete in breed, obedience, rally, and agility classes to earn titles as Bahamian Champions, and ultimately for ‘Best in Show’. https://www.bahamas.com/event/bahamas-kennel-club-international-dog-show

ABOUT THE BAHAMAS

The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world’s best scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with preclearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar is on par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It’s Better in The Bahamas. For more information call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Anita Johnson-Patty
General Manager, Global Communications - Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation
ajohnson@bahamas.com

Weber Shandwick
Public Relations
Bahamas@webershandwick.com

HEALTH OFFICIALS DETERMINE THE ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS ARE ZIKA FREE

World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control and Prevention Have Removed The Bahamas from Watch Lists of Zika Infected Areas, Deeming the Country Safe for Travelers

Nassau, Bahamas, March 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Two of the world’s leading health organizations have recently declared that The Islands Of The Bahamas do not pose a known risk to travelers of contracting the Zika virus.  No new cases of Zika have been identified in the country within the past 12 months.

On February 2, 2018 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) removed The Bahamas from its list of “Areas with Risk of Zika,” which, according to their website, identifies places where pregnant women should avoid travel, and where travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual transmission during and after the trip.

The CDC now includes The Bahamas under “Areas with Interrupted Transmission,” meaning Zika was previously found in the locations on this list but scientists have determined the virus is no longer present. The CDC states that travelers, including pregnant women, can visit these destinations with no known risk of getting Zika from mosquitoes.

Also on February 2, the World Health Organization (WHO) downgraded The Bahamas from a Category 2 to a Category 3 on its Zika Virus (ZIKV) Classification Table, signifying that there have been no new cases of Zika identified in the area or from travelers in the past 12 months.  This classification table evaluates the geographical distribution of Zika virus across four categories, Category 1 being the most threatening and Category 4 representing areas with no documented past or current transmissions.

THE BAHAMAS AND ZIKA

The Bahamas Ministry of Health confirmed that the last reported cases of Zika were in November 2016. At that time, all cases sought medical attention after having symptoms suggestive of Zika virus infection. All clients were treated for associated symptoms and did well. Based on the histories received from the cases, it was determined that there was a mix of travel-associated and local transmission.

Various government sectors in The Bahamas – the Ministry of Health, Department of Public Health and Department of Environmental Health – continue to work in partnership to operate an active surveillance program and intense vector control and mosquito management to prevent the threat of Zika transmission.

WHAT TRAVELERS SHOULD KNOW

Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected mosquito and by sexual transmission of an infected person. For tips on how to protect against Zika, visit the CDC’s Zika Guide for Travelers. Also visit the CDC’s Zika travel map and refer to the WHO’s ZIKA Classification Table for the most up-to-date information on Zika around the world.

For further information about Zika and The Bahamas, contact the National Disease Surveillance Unit at 242-502-4776, 242-502-4790, 242-376-3809 or 242-376-4705.

ABOUT THE BAHAMAS

The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world’s best scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with preclearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar is on par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It’s Better in The Bahamas. For more information call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/64ebdfcb-fef3-478f-9dd4-c662dc06762f

Anita Johnson-Patty
General Manager, Global Communications - Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation
ajohnson@bahamas.com

Weber Shandwick
Public Relations
Bahamas@webershandwick.com

Vitrea® Intelligence ทำให้ Imaging Queensland สามารถปรับการผ่าตัดทั่วทั้งองค์กรให้เหมาะสมยิ่งขึ้นได้

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MINNETONKA, Minn., March 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — วันนี้ Vital Images ได้ประกาศว่า Imaging Queensland เครือข่ายการสร้างภาพชั้นนำในออสเตรเลียได้นำโซลูชั่นการวิเคราะห์ธุรกิจ Vitrea Intelligence ไปใช้งาน การนำไปใช้งานมีกำหนดการคือไตรมาสที่สองของปี 2561 Vitrea Intelligence ประกอบด้วย การวิเคราะห์เชิงคาดการณ์ Opportunity Navigator™ และเทคโนโลยีจัดการธุรกิจอัจฉริยะ Practice Management

จากคำกล่าวของ Helen Stevens หัวหน้าเจ้าหน้าที่ฝ่ายปฏิบัติการทางการเงินและการพาณิชย์ของ Imaging Queensland การตัดสินใจนำ Vitrea Intelligence ไปใช้เป็นผลมาจากสามปัจจัยสำคัญ ซึ่งประกอบด้วย ความสามารถที่จะช่วยให้ประสิทธิภาพของการผ่าตัดเป็นไปอย่างสูงสุด, ความสามารถเฉพาะตัวในการรวมข้อมูล RIS และ PACS เข้าเป็นการบันทึกข้อมูลระยะยาวหนึ่งเดียว, และความสัมพันธ์อันยาวนานระหว่างกลุ่มรังสีวิทยาของ Vital Images และ Canon Medical Systems “โซลูชั่นการวิเคราะห์ธุรกิจนี้ทำให้เราสามารถปรับธุรกิจของเราให้เหมาะสมยิ่งขึ้นทั่วทั้งภูมิภาค” Stevens กล่าว “เจ้าหน้าที่นานาชาติของเราจะมีความสามารถในการเข้าใช้งานเว็บไซต์ระดับเดียวกับเจ้าหน้าที่ในสำนักงานใหญ่ที่ Maroochydore, Queensland Vitrea Intelligence ทำให้เราสามารถวิเคราะห์และจัดการธุรกิจของเราในเชิงรุกได้ โดยใช้ข้อมูลแบบเรียลไทม์จาก RIS และ PACS

ทีม Canon/Vital ได้ทำงานเคียงบ่าเคียงไหล่กับ Imaging Queensland ในฐานะที่ปรึกษาที่เชื่อใจได้มาหลายปีแล้ว “พันธมิตรของเราที่ Imaging Queensland ตระหนักเป็นอย่างดีถึงการปฏิบัติตามพันธสัญญาเพื่อความสำเร็จ และการสนับสนุนอย่างต่อเนื่อง” Geoff Clemmons ผู้จัดการฝ่ายการตลาดผลิตภัณฑ์ของ Vital ชี้ “ด้วยการใช้งาน Vitrea Intelligence เราหวังว่าจะช่วยให้ Imaging Queensland ประสบความสำเร็จยิ่งขึ้นในการตัดสินใจทางธุรกิจเชิงรุกโดยใช้การวิเคราะห์เชิงคาดการณ์”

Vitrea Intelligence ให้ข้อมูลเชิงลึกด้านการผ่าตัดในขั้นตอนการสร้างภาพ ช่วยให้ Imaging Queensland มีมุมมองต่อธุรกิจของพวกเขาอย่างที่ไม่เคยมีมาก่อน “ด้วยความสามารถที่เฉพาะตัวในการใช้ประโยชน์จากข้อมูล HL7 และข้อมูลระดับเมต้า DICOM ในเวลาเดียวกัน ทำให้ Vitrea Intelligence สามารถให้ข้อมูลการรักษาของผู้ป่วยในระยะยาวได้” Clemmons เสริม “จากใบสั่งของแพทย์ไปจนถึงการเสร็จสิ้นของการตรวจ และจากตัววัดเวลาไปจนถึงอัตราการใช้งานอุปกรณ์ โซลูชั่นการวิเคราะห์ธุรกิจของเราได้บอกเรื่องราวเบื้องหลังข้อมูล เผยโอกาสในการปรับขั้นตอนการทำงานและระดับการจัดคณะทำงานให้เหมาะสม, จัดการสินทรัพย์, พัฒนาประสบการณ์ของผู้ป่วย และจัดการความสัมพันธ์กับบุคคลอ้างอิงให้ดีขึ้น”

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Turkish military seizes control of Syria’s Jinderes town

Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies seized control of the town of Jinderes on Thursday, giving them control of one of the largest settlements in Syria’s northwest Afrin region.

The Turkish army and its allies from Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions pushed fighters from the Syrian Kurdish YPG out of the town center following intense clashes. Operations to secure the area are continuing. Air raids on the Jinderes town center had intensified after Turkish forces and the FSA captured the hill overlooking it a day earlier.

Source: VOV5

International community reacts to new US tariffs

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order imposing sweeping new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, despite an international outcry.

House Speaker Paul Ryan feared Trump’s newly enacted tariffs could lead to unintended consequences, adding that he will continue to urge the administration to narrow this policy so that it is focused only on those countries and practices that violate trade law.

Sen. Jeff Flake from Arizona also came out against the tariffs and said he would introduce legislation intended to nullify the president’s move.

Canada, the top exporter of steel and aluminum to the US, will continue to push back on US steel and aluminum import tariffs, despite being granted an exemption along with Mexico, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes reaffirmed that Brazil will resort to all necessary actions, bilateral and multilateral, to preserve its rights and interests.

France’s Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, says Europe will agree an ‘appropriate response’ to these tariffs, while Britain’s Trade Minister Liam Fox said Trump’s action was the “wrong way” to resolve trade disputes.

The European Union (EU)’s Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom on Thursday said the EU should be excluded from the new US tariffs. Japan said the tariffs decision may have a ‘big impact’ on bilateral relations with the US

President Trump’s proposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium will go into effect in 15 days. Canada and Mexico will be exempted from the tariffs.

Source: VOV5

International community reacts to new US tariffs

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order imposing sweeping new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, despite an international outcry.

House Speaker Paul Ryan feared Trump’s newly enacted tariffs could lead to unintended consequences, adding that he will continue to urge the administration to narrow this policy so that it is focused only on those countries and practices that violate trade law.

Sen. Jeff Flake from Arizona also came out against the tariffs and said he would introduce legislation intended to nullify the president’s move.

Canada, the top exporter of steel and aluminum to the US, will continue to push back on US steel and aluminum import tariffs, despite being granted an exemption along with Mexico, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes reaffirmed that Brazil will resort to all necessary actions, bilateral and multilateral, to preserve its rights and interests.

France’s Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, says Europe will agree an ‘appropriate response’ to these tariffs, while Britain’s Trade Minister Liam Fox said Trump’s action was the “wrong way” to resolve trade disputes.

The European Union (EU)’s Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom on Thursday said the EU should be excluded from the new US tariffs. Japan said the tariffs decision may have a ‘big impact’ on bilateral relations with the US

President Trump’s proposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium will go into effect in 15 days. Canada and Mexico will be exempted from the tariffs.

Source: VOV5