first_imgWASHINGTON — A government report says the nation’s health care tab hit $3.5 trillion last year, or $10,739 per person. But behind those staggering figures is some fairly good news:The rate of growth slowed for the second year in a row, economic experts at the federal Health and Human Services department reported Thursday.Health care spending increased by 3.9 per cent in 2017, following a 4.8 per cent increase in 2016.Private insurance spending grew more slowly in 2017, and so did Medicaid, while Medicare costs grew at about the same rate. The overall economy grew faster than health spending.If moderate growth can be maintained, that would make the U.S. health care system more manageable for families, employers and government.Coverage expansion and drug costs had earlier led to bigger spending increases.The Associated Presslast_img read more


Swiss inaugurate $12 billion rail tunnel, world’s longest by Jamey Keaten, The Associated Press Posted Jun 1, 2016 2:37 am MDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2013 file photo construction workers are busy in the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel between Biasca and Amsteg, Switzerland. The celebrations of the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel will start on June 1, 2016. With a length of 57 km (35 miles) crossing the Alps, the Gotthard Base tunnel is world’s longest train tunnel.. (Karl Mathis/Keystone via AP, file) GENEVA – Just like Hannibal in ancient times, Swiss engineers have conquered the Alps.More than 2,200 years after the commander from the ancient North African civilization of Carthage led his army of elephants and troops over Europe’s highest mountain chain, Swiss leaders have completed another gargantuan task — and on time: Burrowing the world’s longest railway tunnel under the Swiss Alps to ease trade and congestion in European trade and travel.Switzerland on Wednesday was inaugurating the Gotthard Railway Tunnel, a major engineering achievement deep under snow-capped peaks carried out over 17 years at a cost of 12.2 billion Swiss francs ($12 billion).Many tunnels today crisscross the Swiss Alps, and Gotthard Pass already has two — the first, also a railway tunnel, was built in 1882. But the Gotthard Base Tunnel is a record-setter: It eclipses Japan’s 53.8-kilometre Seikan Tunnel as the world’s longest and bores deeper than any other tunnel, running about 2.3 kilometres (1.4 miles) underground at its maximum depth.The thoroughfare aims to cut travel times, ease roadway traffic and draw cargo from pollution-spewing lorries trucking between Europe’s north and south. Once it opens for commercial service in December, the two-way tunnel will take up to 260 freight trains and 65 passenger trains per day.Swiss planners have dreamt of such a tunnel for decades. And it should have an impact far beyond Switzerland for decades to come.Switzerland has pulled out the stops for Wednesday’s inauguration. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are all on hand for a glitzy celebration featuring musical bands, dancers and even a tunnel theme song.The EU turnout is little surprise: The project, while cutting a north-south axis through central Switzerland, has received financial support and industrial know-how from around the European Union. Though Switzerland isn’t one of the bloc’s 28 members, the EU railway network will get a major boost from the shortcut through the Alps — notably on the route from Germany to Italy.Like many Swiss trains, the project has come in on schedule.Guy Parmelin, the Swiss minister of defence and civil protection, told national television that the tunnel gives his country a chance to display its “knowhow” and show “when Switzerland takes on a commitment, it keeps it.”Forces under Parmelin’s command were taking little chance with security for the inauguration: Almost 2,000 additional Swiss troops were called in to help keep watch this week, and air space restrictions were put in place in the area. The tunnel runs between the German-speaking town of Erstfeld in the north and Italian-speaking Bodio in the south. read more


first_imgBGR is reporting that the HP TouchPad unveiled earlier this week could be with us in June at a price point of $699.Until now HP has just stated that the TouchPad would arrive at some point in the summer, but refused to say when and how much it would cost. If this information from a trusted BGR source is true, it shows a little of the strategy HP has decided to follow.AdChoices广告While higher in price than the low-end iPad and RIM PlayBook, it does undercut the Motorola Xoom by $100. Is this a case of HP believing the TouchPad to be better than the iPad and PlayBook? Or just a case of that’s how low the price can be without them making a loss.Would you pay $699 for HP’s tablet?Read more at BGRlast_img read more


first_imgRepresentatives of major international cruise companies have expressed interest in participating in the construction of infrastructure projects at a number of Greek ports, provided that the cruise market in Greece is fully liberalised. Cruise giants such as Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Costa, MSC and Celebrity have said they are interested not just in Piraeus, Greece’s biggest port, but also in investing in infrastructure works at other ports to raise the standard of services on offer. Sources suggest that Royal Caribbean is interested in the ports of Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Iraklio, in addition to Piraeus. The Cretan capital holds particular appeal for the company, as it is considering investing in its infrastructure in order to use it as a home port for cruises to Africa, Turkey and the Greek islands. MSC has signaled that if the cruise sector is fully opened up and security provisions for tourists are improved, it intends to start circular cruises from Piraeus and participate in projects to improve Greece’s main port. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


first_imgBatailles juridiques : Apple et Microsoft versus AndroidÉtats-Unis – Les Américains nous ont habitués aux procédures juridiques. Cette fois, dans le procès qui oppose Apple à HTC, Motorola (lui-même attaqué par Microsoft) est intervenu en cherchant à se défendre préventivement.Lors de son procès contre HTC, Apple a reproché à la société d’utiliser sans autorisation des inventions (comme l’interface graphique par exemple) qui se trouveraient déjà au sein d’Android, que la société taïwanaise exploite dans ses smartphones. À lire aussiA 17 ans, il tente de hacker Apple pour décrocher un emploiDe son côté, le fabricant de téléphones mobiles Motorola est déjà en procès contre Apple à propos d’un certain nombre de brevets, concernant notamment les technologies sans fil. La société, cherchant à se protéger d’une action juridique future à son encontre, a demandé au juge fédéral du Delaware d’invalider 11 des 24 brevets revendiqués par Apple. En effet, Android, le système d’exploitation de Google, est également à l’origine de la survie de Motorola. Par conséquent, la marque ne souhaite pas devenir à son tour la cible du groupe à la pomme. Les autres constructeurs utilisant Android comme interface auraient eux aussi tout à craindre d’Apple si le groupe venait à gagner sa bataille juridique contre HTC.Motorola a tout intérêt à se défendre préventivement, car le constructeur est également mis en cause par Microsoft qui attaque aussi Android !Si les deux géants que sont Apple et Microsoft s’attaquent aux fabricants qui intègrent Android, les sociétés utilisant l’OS de Google n’auront d’autre choix que de faire alliance pour se défendre les unes les autres.Le 18 octobre 2010 à 16:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Inaugural San Diego Writers Festival at San Diego Central Library

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new festival is for writers and readers alike will be at the San Diego Central Library.Readers can hear from some of their favorite authors discuss their books, writing process, and upcoming projects at the Inaugural San Diego Writers Festival.Keynote speaker Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, will discuss her work teaching memoir writing in prisonsWriters can network and even pitch their work to literary agents and film producers.The all-day event is free at the San Diego Central Library from 10 am – 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 13thFor more information click here. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 11, 2019 April 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img Updated: 10:31 AM Inaugural San Diego Writers Festival at San Diego Central Library Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

HR and recruitment salaries increase by 72

first_imgSalaries for human resources (HR) and recruitment jobs have increased by 7.2% over the last 12 months, with an average annual UK salary of £32,821, according to research by Adzuna.Its UK job market report: May 2017, which is based on job vacancy data, also found that the average advertised salary in the UK increased by 0.5% between March 2017 and April 2017, from £32,525 a year to £32,678 a year. This is a 2.3% decrease from April 2016.The report also found:Graduate salaries have increased by 4.5% over the past 12 months, with an average salary of £24,361 a year.Annual salaries for jobs in the travel sector now average £25,865, which is an increase of 2.4% over the last year.Property job salaries and teaching job salaries have also increased in the last 12 months, by 1.8% and 1.5% respectively. The average annual salary for the property sector was £32,470, while teaching posts recorded an average salary of £26,972 a year.The national living wage increase, which took effect in April 2017, has also impacted wage increases. Roles that have been most affected by the national living wage increases are administration (64%), catering (59%), and customer service (71%).Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, said: “With salaries up, vacancies at their highest levels in seven months, and fewer people competing for jobs, it’s an employment paradise for jobseekers. This means less of a strain on disposable incomes as jobseekers and employees have more room to manoeuvre in terms of their purchasing power.“However, with the general election fast approaching, improvements in the labour market shouldn’t be taken as given just yet. Despite promising month-on-month wage growth, we still have a way to go to make up lost ground on advertised earnings.”last_img read more

Penthouse Folds Print Magazine After 50 Years

first_img The proliferation of internet pornography is forcing yet another legacy adult magazine to rethink its business model. Penthouse will cease production of its print magazine, henceforth becoming a digital-only operation, publisher General Media Communications announced. Future issues will be available electronically on PenthouseMagazine.com, and the magazine’s operations will be transferred from New York to General Media’s Los Angeles office. “This move will keep Penthouse competitive in the future and will seamlessly combine our unmatched pictorial features and editorial content with our video and broadcast offerings,” said Jonathan Buckheit, CEO of FriendFinder Networks, parent company of General Media, in a statement. “As FriendFinder Networks is one of the innovators of online social media, it is only appropriate that our valuable Penthouse flagship magazine now join our other web offerings, available through FFN’s established worldwide network,” added Buckheit. On top of compounding market forces, the financial woes of FriendFinder Networks cannot be ignored. Update: In the wake of this report and several others, Penthouse managing director Kelly Holland confirms that the print edition will, in fact, live on. It comes as no surprise that Penthouse is also feeling the heat, as hardcore pornography is increasingly accessed through an internet connection and not in the pages of magazines.center_img After unsuccessfully attempting to buy Playboy Enterprises, Inc. in 2010, the company, operators of sites such as AdultFriendFinder.com and Cams.com, declared bankruptcy in 2013, its stock eventually being delisted from Nasdaq. General Media had itself filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy ten years earlier, in 2003, leading to the resignation of longtime chairman Bob Guccione. No other details on the transition were given, although an exact end date for the print publication has yet to be determined, according to FriendFinder Networks CFO, Ezra Shashoua. “I don’t think Hustler is going to be around much longer,” he said at the time. “As long as it makes money, I’ll continue to publish, but we can see the handwriting on the wall.” The announcement to shutter the 50-year-old print magazine, long known as the raunchier rival to Playboy, comes just months after Playboy itself announced the decision to phase out nudity from its pages as part of a redesign set to debut in March. Now the lone, major-brand holdout, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt acknowledged to Bloomberg in 2014 that his magazine could easily be next on the chopping block. “That battle has been fought and won,” said Playboy Enterprises CEO, Scott Flanders, at the time. “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passé at this juncture.”last_img read more

Qatar Airways flight makes emergency landing

first_img.A Qatar Airways flight carrying around 350 passengers made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday night.Airport sources said the flight left for Qatar in the evening, but soon found that two of its rear tires had problems.The pilot then contacted the airport and made the emergency landing at 9:40pm, said fire service director (operations) major Shakil Newaz.‘We were ready, so everything was done smoothly. The passengers are safe,” he said.last_img

Choose Your Own Adventure Interactive Movie in the Works at Fox

first_imgTwentieth Century Fox on Thursday announced that it’s partnering with interactive film company Kino Industries to license an app that will allow movie audiences to control the storyline and characters in the upcoming film “Choose Your Own Adventure.”The studio is licensing Kino Industries’ CtrlMovie technology, which will allow in-theater audiences to control the action throughout a film, Fox said during a CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas. Audiences can use Kino’s app on their smartphones to vote on what the characters will do at pivotal points in the narrative. The same film can have a different plot, ending, and running time depending on the audience preferences and is supposed to happen seamlessly with no breaks in between scenes.“Bringing game changing, innovative technology to audiences and enhancing the cinematic experience has always been a cornerstone of the Twentieth Century Fox brand and our next venture is the outstanding CtrlMovie technology we are utilizing for ‘Choose Your Own Adventure,’ ” said Chris Aronson, 20th Century Fox’s president of domestic distribution. “This interactive experience, and the passionate, creative team behind this project, allow the true spirit of the beloved book series to fall into the hands of fans around the world.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img The film is based on the 1980s book series that allowed readers to choose various endings. The movie is currently in development with John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions, and Shannon Gilligan of Chooseco, the publisher of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” brand, attached to produce.Kino Industries principals Chady Eli Mattar, Scott C. Silver, and Tobias Weber will serve as executive producers. Mike Ireland will oversee the project for the studio.last_img read more

Movistar Studiocanal Bambus Instinto Pushing the Envelope on Sexuality Luxury

first_img“In a dream in childhood,” Marco answers. Related Only when Marco confronts what happened to him in childhood, Ep. 1 suggests, will he be free to take on family.Acquired by Amazon for Latin America), and the latest from writing powerhouse Ramón Campos, Teresa Fernández Valdés and Gemma R. Niera at Madrid’s Bambú Producciones (“Grand Hotel,” “Velvet,” “Cable Girls”), “Instinto” breaks some ground in at least three ways. In industrial terms, it marks the first co-production between Movistar + and Studiocanal, which owns 33% of Bambu, two of the biggest and most ambitious players on Europe’s new high-end drama scene, sharing a passion for upscale stories of substance.In a building hallmark of new Spanish scripted – think “Elite,” and Alex Pina and Esther Martínez Lobato’s “La casa de papel” and especially “The Pier” –  it is graced by young, buff actors  – though late twenties, not “Elite’s” teens – and, as in many ways an open audience series, pushes the envelope on sexuality.“It’s a series which addresses without restrictions controversial issues (sex, infidelity),” Fernández-Valdés said at “Instinto’s” world premiere last month, at the Malaga Festival.“Bold, mysterious, cast as a thriller,” “Instinto” aims to talk about “passions, obsessions, breaking established limits. And also love, though perhaps a mistaken one,” she added.Also, as befits Bambú, a production house which has reshaped women’s melodrama for a modern TV age, its women characters are “complex, ambitious and free.”The later stretches of Ep. 1 are seen from the POV of industrial engineer – and possible industrial spy – Eva (Silvia Alonso), a Stanford U alum, who, turned on by Marco, follows him to his night club. “Instinto” receives an Market Screening at MipTV on April 8. Variety talked to director Carlos Sedes in its run-up.Could “Instinto” be called an erotic Freudian mystery-thriller? Even in Ep. 1, there are hints that Marco is so driven, such a high over-achiever, and so cold to a sense of family and friendship because of his mother….Could you comment?   CANNES — A Movistar + Original Series co-produced with and sold by Studiocanal, “Instinto” begins with deep breathing.It is in fact Marco Mur (Mario Casas), jogging down an empty near-dawn Madrid street. But it could as easily be his having sex. He pleasures himself in the shower, glances at a sketch – maybe his – of a naked woman, then heads to his shrink.That night he’s off to an “Eyes Wide Shut”-style S & M club, has a threesome with two masked girls. By day, Marco is an entrepreneur and owner of Alva, a high-tech industrial engineering company whose banner first product is Ciclon, a luxury automobile converting wind-power into energy. But even his inventions – there’s a high-speed train in the pipeline – seem, symbolically, a way of escape.Where did you get the idea for Ciclon? an Arab sheik and potential investor asks at its presentation Yes it could be called that. Marco is a character who made the decision not to love; not to feel so as not to be hurt. That is what we try to demonstrate with his personality, a character still succeeding in that aim, he is alone. He doesn’t let anyone in because of something that happened in his past.You push the envelope on sexuality. One influence on the series is obviously “Eyes Wide Shut.” But “Instinto” is far less coy in its private club scenes. Do you see Spanish drama’s sexual frankness, about not just men but women, as one of its competitive assets?  Of course. We’re in 2019 and that should be recognized – bot in the fantasy of the club, the atmosphere, the bodies and the fact that Marco very much treats sex like sport.Your direction in “Instinto’s” early stretches seeks, I feel to establish Marco’s psychological state. Even in the opening scene, where he’s jogging down a Madrid boulevard, you capture hm from multiple angles where, though he’s near jogging, he hardly advances in frame. Here is a man of large energies but caught in psychological stasis, you seem to be saying.  Yes. A man who, through sport or sex, finds a certain calm; a man who constantly needs to calm anxiety in that physical way; a man apparently sure of himself; a lost man or maybe actually a child.In Ep. 1, you invent an erotic cliffhanger. Eva, getting into Marco’s club, is required by the house to take off of her clothes. Which she does. Whether this is her driven by her desire for Marco, or the masoschism of someone who’s just applied for a top job at Alva is a moot question. Could you comment?For me it is the discovery of another way of living, “Marco’s” way. Are we capable of taking that step? Or do we just like it to happen in our mind as a fantasy. Who are we really? How many are our obsessions?Via its plush, high-gloss look, near fairy-tale luxury settings but sexuality, you appear to be positioning “Instinto” as an edgier mass appeal drama-thriller, somewhere between what used to be free-to-air and cable. But would you agree?   Rafe Spall Leads Cast of Oscar Nominated Josh Lawson’s ‘Long Story Short’ Popular on Variety Yes, a story with a background that could reach out to many people. With pace, and where you want to know what’s wrong with Marco. In some ways cable, in others free-to-air. First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy in Amazon, Studiocanal’s ‘Louis Wain’ ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more


first_imgMarch 1, 2006 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Software licensing compliance has never been the most cut and dried subject. It’s important for growing businesses to stay on top of their licensing requirements and avoid penalties for noncompliance. Be ready for some interesting new changes in server licensing, thanks to recent moves by Microsoft. Growing businesses that find themselves on the more complex end of servers and networking should especially take heed of the new licensing model.Most changes hinge on virtualization. Virtualization software (like Microsoft’s Virtual Server) is gaining popularity as a way to reduce the number of servers a business needs to handle its workload.Using such software, a single server can run multiple operating systems (or multiple instances of the OS) more efficiency, giving you more bang for your buck. All this causes problems when you look at the old per-processor licensing of server software. But Microsoft now calculates licensing based on the number of instances of a program running, rather than on the number of physical processors connected to a server, so you don’t have to puchase licenses for every computer.Jason Sango, director of IT portfolio management solutions with IT consultancy Forsythe Solutions Group, expects the changes to affect businesses positively. “Small and midsize businesses are much better positioned to realize the promise and savings associated with server consolidation and mixed workload scenarios, along with reduced hardware and administration requirements,” he says. Sango expects Microsoft’s moves to cause other software vendors to re-evaluate their own policies. He suggests it could provide businesses with a strong reference point when negotiating software licensing deals with other vendors. This story appears in the March 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

Global Firm to Acquire Genworth Financial

first_img China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd., and Genworth Financial, Inc., have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement, under which China Oceanwide will acquire all of Genworth’s outstanding shares for $2.7 billion ($5.43 per share) in an all-cash transaction.China Oceanwide’s acquisition of Genworth will be completed through Asia Pacific Global Co. Ltd., which is one of China’s Oceanwide investment platforms, according to the announcement. The transaction has been approved by the Board of Directors of both companies and is subject to approval from Genworth’s stockholders as well as other closing conditions, such as regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close sometime in mid-2017.Additionally, China Oceanwide has committed to contribute $600 million in cash to Genworth as part of the transaction in order to address the debt maturing in 2018 as well as $525 million in cash to the U.S. life insurance business. These contributions are in addition to $175 million Genworth Holdings has contributed to the U.S. life insurance business, according to the announcement.“The China Oceanwide transaction is the result of an active and extensive review process conducted over the past two years under the supervision of the Board and with guidance from external financial and legal advisors,” said James Riepe, non-executive chairman of the Genworth Board of Directors. “The Board is confident that the sale of the company to China Oceanwide is the best path forward for Genworth’s stockholders.”When the transaction is complete, Genworth will operate as a standalone subsidiary of China Oceanwide. Genworth is expected to maintain its existing portfolio of business, including its mortgage insurance businesses in Australia and Canada. Genworth’s senior management team will continue to lead the company’s headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. The transaction is not expected to change day-to-day operations for Genworth; the company will continue to focus on its key financial priorities. Those priorities include strengthening the balance sheet and stabilizing and improving ratings over time—particularly in the company’s U.S. mortgage insurance business.The transaction will also not affect Genworth’s focus on its key operational priorities, one of which is executing its multi-year LTC rate action plan, according to the announcement.“We believe that this transaction creates greater and more certain stockholder value than our current business plan or other strategic alternatives, and is in the best interests of Genworth’s stockholders,” said Tom McInerney, President and CEO of Genworth. “China Oceanwide is an ideal owner for Genworth going forward. They recognize the strength of our mortgage insurance platform and the importance of long term care insurance in addressing an aging population. The capital commitment from China Oceanwide will strengthen our business and increase the likelihood of obtaining regulatory approval.”China Oceanwide is headquartered in Beijing, China, and is a privately held, family-owned international financial holding group. The company’s businesses include operations in financial services, energy, culture and media, and global real estate assets, including in the U.S. China Oceanwide’s businesses employ more than 10,000 people worldwide.“Genworth is an established leader in both mortgage insurance and long term care insurance, which are markets that present significant long-term growth opportunities,” added Lu Zhiqiang, Chairman and Founder of China Oceanwide. “We are impressed by Genworth’s purpose and its focus on helping people manage the financial challenges of aging as well as achieving the dream of homeownership. In acquiring Genworth and contributing $1.1 billion of additional capital, we are providing crucial financial support to Genworth’s efforts to restructure its U.S. life insurance businesses by unstacking Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Company (GLAIC) from under Genworth Life Insurance Company (GLIC) and address its 2018 debt maturity. In order to close the transaction and achieve these objectives, we have structured the transaction with the intention of increasing the likelihood of obtaining regulatory approval.” October 24, 2016 600 Views China Oceanwide Genworth Financial 2016-10-24 Seth Welborn Global Firm to Acquire Genworth Financialcenter_img Share in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

baliFremantlePOPacific Eden

first_imgbaliFremantleP&OPacific Eden P&O Cruises from Fremantle now offer a sleepover in Bali, with its first overnight stay on 13 April 2017.The overnight call features in the cruise line’s 12-day Indonesian cruises departing Fremantle on 9 April and 28 May 2017, which also include visits to Komodo Island, Lombok and ProbolinggoThe additional time allows P&O to offer a range of immersive shore excursions, including a traditional Balinese farming experience, where guests travel to a village and spend a day with a local family, working in a rice paddy as well as harvesting coconuts. Other popular day trips include whitewater rafting on the Ayung River and a tour taking in Uluwatu Temple and the picturesque Bukit Peninsula.The new itinerary is part of P&O’s biggest Fremantle season, with Pacific Eden returning for a three-month season from 9 April to 3 July 2017.Among the 14 cruises on offer will be the cruise line’s first sailings to the Kimberley with the inaugural cruise call to Kuri Bay – a remote coastal bay north of Broome boasting magnificent red rock escarpments and a turquoise bay – scheduled for 20 May.Guests will be able to explore the spectacular wilderness of the Kimberley by foot or air, visit a Paspaley pearl farm, take an indigenous tour or spot local wildlife.last_img read more


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