HCM City aims to develop innovative urban area More than 600 experts, scientists, intellectuals and representatives of firms from in and outside the country will debate how to enhance links among enterprises, research institutes and authorities to develop the eastern region of Ho Chi Minh City into an innovative urban area. The information was announced at a press conference in the city on November 14 to introduce the HCM City Economic Forum 2018, which will take place on November 23. According to Chu Tien Dung, Chairman of the HCM City Union of Business Associations, the forum will focus on issues related to the 4th industrial revolution and innovative urban development. It will highlight the role and impact of innovative urban areas in promoting rapid and sustainable development. Municipal authorities plan to build the city’s eastern area into an innovative urban area, thus attracting investment from local firms, especially in renovation and … [Read more...] about Social News 16/11
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Portugal Dispatch ByPatrick Kingsley Nov. 11, 2018 NAZARÉ, Portugal — At the market in the ancient fishing village of Nazaré, Portuguese pensioners shopped for their fruit and vegetables. Retired fishermen chatted over coffee. And a record-breaking American surfer sipped on a cucumber and celery smoothie. It was Garrett McNamara, a 51-year-old from Hawaii who until recently held the world record for the highest wave ever surfed. And who, for most of his life, had never visited Europe and had to take some time to find Portugal on a map. “I never envisaged this,” said Mr. McNamara, who tended to surf in the Pacific Ocean. “Portugal was never a destination.” For centuries, Nazaré was a traditional seaside town, where fishermen taught their children to avoid the huge waves that … [Read more...] about This Town Once Feared the 10-Story Waves. Then the Extreme Surfers Showed Up.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Danny McDonald Globe Staff November 08, 2018 Officials at the parent company of Somerville Hospital apologized Wednesday night for not meeting “our own standards for transparency and accountability” in the death of Laura Levis, who went to the emergency room during a severe 2016 asthma attack and found the door locked.In a statement, Cambridge Health Alliance pledged to improve its emergency medical response protocols days after The Boston Globe Magazine published a story about how the cracks and flaws in the health care system led to Levis’s death. The story, written by Levis’s husband, Peter DeMarco, chronicled Levis’s asthma attack before dawn on the morning of Sept. 16, 2016. Levis’s attack led her to Somerville Hospital, but she never made it through the door. DeMarco’s narrative detailed the communication errors, … [Read more...] about Cambridge Health Alliance apologizes after Globe Magazine details woman’s unimaginable death
Shawn D. Lewis The Detroit News Published 3:09 PM EST Nov 7, 2018 Detroit — Residents of Wayne County are the unhealthiest of Michigan's 83 counties, according to a ranking by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Bridging that disparity was the target of a Wednesday summit at Wayne State University. Participants suggested ways to promote healthy eating, behaviors and environments. But the focus was on disparities affecting Detroit’s population, including asthma, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. The university brought together leaders of corporations, health care systems, community organizations, foundations, policymakers and academics. Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson said the university has more work to do. “We’re not training our health-care providers in the most appropriate way,” he said. “Almost 90 percent of cases are not hospital-based, but out in the communities — and we need to be doing a … [Read more...] about Improving Detroiters’ health is focus of Wayne State summit
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Priyanka Dayal McCluskey and Andy Rosen Globe Staff November 06, 2018 CANTON — Massachusetts voters rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have set strict limits on the numbers of patients assigned to hospital nurses, following a bruising and costly campaign that pitted nurses against hospital administrators — and nurses against nurses.The ballot question was as passionately fought as it was difficult for many voters to decipher. The result was a blow to the Massachusetts Nurses Association, a labor union that sponsored the measure and had argued that limits were needed to ensure that patients were receiving safe care. A coalition led by the hospital industry fought Question 1, saying it was overly rigid and would come with enormous costs. Opponents warned that hospitals would have to scale back on important medical services — or perhaps, … [Read more...] about Voters reject Question 1, which would have mandated nurse staffing levels; decision has far-reaching impact for health care