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Aloft Hotels Opens In Panama, Targets Mice Market

under a franchise agreement. Aloft Panama offers 139 loft-like rooms. By 2014, it will offer an additional 186 rooms as part of an expansion phase. Aloft Panama is adjacent to Sheraton Panama and Convention Center and located across the city's ATLAPA Convention Center. It is also approximately five kilometers from downtown and the financial center, making it an ideal choice for business travelers.
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Banking Holiday in Panama Announced!

ACF brings together more than 1,000 leaders from the 34 nations in the Americas, including Heads of State, Cabinet members, business executives, trade delegates, academics and representatives from the regions public and private competitiveness councils, non-governmental and international organizations. The ACF provides a platform for dialogue on ways to enhance the regions ability to compete more successfully in the current economic context. The theme for the 2013 Forum is Infrastructure and Technology Shaping Countries Today. By letter dated May 1, 2013, the President of the Republic of Panama, His Excellency Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal, as Chair Pro Tempore of RIAC 2013, extended an invitation to the Honourable Prime Minister to be a special guest at the Forum. During the period of the Forum, a number of plenary sessions will be held which will include the following: Regional Overview of Infrastructure and Logistic which will focus on the achievements, the challenges and areas of opportunity. Macroeconomic Challenges which will focus on creative methods to invest in the infrastructure of the future while maintaining macroeconomic stability. The Challenge of the Region Chiriqui as it relates to Education which will focus on infrastructure for education.
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It's not the kind of sight you expect to see. I was on my way to Lizas Kitchen to enjoy a gourmet sandwich for lunch. And there it sat. A (source) huge, three-story, classically-designed building that looked as though it has been picked up and tossed upside down onto David the beach resort. The lampposts dangled upside down. The trees had their roots pointed toward the sky and their leafy tops aimed at the ground. Sure makes you wonder.
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The measure was announced by the Panamanian National Commission of Medical Negotiations (Comision Medica Negociadora Nacional, or COMENENAL). The medical profession argues that Law 611 seeks to privatize health care. However, Health Minister Javier Diaz made it clear that the intention of the law is to provide medical services in hard-to-access areas and to those with the greatest need without their having to rely on private clinics. La Estrella de Panama quotes Diaz as saying, And when a person can't get a medical specialist, what he has to do is go to a private clinic or move to the capital. It's incredible to me that what COMENENAL wants is to keep this bill from passing so that people will have to keep on going to the interior of the Republic to private clinics. Meanwhile, Mauro Zuniga, a spokesman for the medical profession, made a statement to Telemetro, saying that doctors, nurses, technicians, and health professionals are left totally unprotected under this bill, because employment stability is completely lost. COMENENAL also made it clear that, far from opposing the law in and of itself, it does oppose the government's approach. La Prensa cites Domingo Moreno, COMENENAL's president, as follows: We are opposed to the recruitment process, we are opposed to the lack of controls, to the excessive flexibility, and that's the reason we're fighting'. He feels that we already have the tools to resolve the situation.
More: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/09/30/doctors-in-panama-launch-strike-over-foreign-recruitment-law/

PM off to Panama

The ship, the Chong Chon Gang, was intercepted on July 10 as it tried to enter the Panama Canal on suspicion it was carrying drugs. Authorities instead uncovered 25 containers of military hardware, including two Soviet era MiG-21 fighter jets, air defense systems, missiles and command and control vehicles. Both Havana and Pyongyang said they were "obsolete" Cuban arms being shipped to North Korea for refurbishment under a legitimate contract. The communist allies did not explain why the http://www.purevolume.com/williamshczo/posts/4740476/LAPT+Panam%C3%A1%3A+Los+ocho+finales items were buried under more than 200,000 sacks of sugar inside the ship. The ship's 35 crew members are being detained at a former US military base in Panama on arms trafficking charges.
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WonderWorks in Panama City Beach challenges the mind, imagination (Video)

Maybe it is something more serious like a banking crisis like we had in Indonesia back in 1997 or more recently in Cyprus. I am hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. What are some things you can do to protect yourself if Panama is just the first signal of a pending banking crisis? First and foremost make sure to have some cash. Second buy the essentials for your family. Be frugal until the storm passes. I know this sounds simplistic, but those who are prepared will be fine.
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India And Indonesia To Work On Joint Film Production

Poor quality construction The Press Trust of India news agency said the arrested man was accused of carrying out faulty and unauthorised renovation at his rented office-cum-warehouse on the ground floor of the building, which is thought to have caused the collapse. Local media also said that the building, about 30 years old, had http://rickeylnnp.skyrock.com/3186798727-teen-Mom-Star-Farrah-Abraham-Didn-t-Want-Fame-And-Attention-From-The.html been listed as needing "urgent repairs". http://marcelscsv.jigsy.com/entries/general/farrah-abraham-s-soap-opera-audition-tape-is-the-most-awkward-youtube-video-of-all-time Local media said that the building, about 30 years old, had been listed as needing 'urgent repairs'[Reuters] Employees of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, which owned the building, and their families were housed in the structure and had been asked to leave earlier this year. A municipal spokesman did not explain why the families had been asked to leave or whether alternative accommodation had been arranged. Local authorities said they would this one bear the cost of treating the injured and that compensation would be paid to families of the dead. The cave-in was the latest in a string of building collapses in and around Mumbai in recent months, including one in April that killed 74 people. The incidents have highlighted poor quality construction and violations of the building code, caused by massive demand for housing and endemic corruption.
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Some of the directors of the groups holding company Cheraman Financial Services Limited (CFSL), in which the Government of Kerala has a 11 per cent stake, met in Dubai last week and had consultations with senior officials of some of UAEs banks and financial institutions as well as high net worth investors. We saw a tremendous deal of response to it, said APM Mohammad Hanish, secretary to the government of Kerala. Hanish is also on the board of directors of the company. My estimation would be that with some deal of effort from our side and a greater deal of realisation of the potential of this institution certainly from the initial talks here in Dubai and UAE, where I got excellent signals I really believe that a substantial portion of the authorised share capital could be obtained from across the Middle East. We intend to have similar visits and discussions in Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia, Hanish, who was visiting Dubai last week, told Gulf News in an exclusive interview over the phone.
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Back in office again, Sharif is particularly keen to increase cross-border trade to jump-start Pakistan's stricken economy. "Pakistan and India can prosper together, and the entire region would benefit from our cooperation," Sharif told the General Assembly on Friday. But Singh has said relations can only improve once Pakistan cracks down on militants accused on staging attacks in India a perennial concern that has only intensified since the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 164 people in India's commercial hub. On Friday, Singh said, "the epicenter of terror still remains focused in Pakistan." A renewed spate of violence along the disputed Kashmir frontier this year has threatened a decade-long cease-fire. On Thursday, suspected separatist rebels killed 10 Indian security forces in the Indian-held portion of the Himalayan region an attack that the top elected official there said was aimed at derailing the meeting of Sharif and Singh in New York. Yet with time running out on his nearly decade-long premiership, Singh will be thinking about his legacy. He was born in the northern Punjab village of Gah in what later became Pakistan, and within a year of taking office invited then-Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf to a cricket match in India.
Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/09/28/india-pakistan-holding-peace-summit-in-new-york/2887615/

India, Pakistan holding peace summit in New York

Indian Ambassador Gurjit Singh, who had conceptualized this seminar as an effort to enhance people to people linkages particularly with young Indonesians, and to explore another avenue for business engagement among filmmakers, spoke of the growing avenues for greater engagement between young filmmakers of both countries to look to a new genre of filmmaking from young eyes. He invited Indonesian film makers to participate in the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held annually and also asked Indonesian to avail of the hospitality of Directorate of Film Festival to bring Indonesian films to Indian audience. Acknowledging that Indian films were frequently shown in Indonesia commercially, he also said that Bollywood has provided a useful idiom for cultural engagement between India and Indonesia. He focused on possibility of co-production and expanding business linkages between India and Indonesia. He also referred to the benefits of tourism arising out of film production which many countries, including those in ASEAN, successfully used in Indian films and hoped that Indonesia would provide the incentive and ambiance for such creative engagement.
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Putin Was The Only Skillful World Leader

He also volunteered that Syria only developed its chemical weapons stockpile in response to Israels development of a nuclear arsenal. He said this, too, should be eliminated, so that read more... these weapons dont spread all over the world in the way that gunpowder did in the late Middle Ages. According to Ariel Cohen of http://collinswyuh.blogs.experienceproject.com/2219358.html the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, who was in the audience, Putin appeared to be stocking up potential negotiating cards for the talks. Any real attempt to link the two issues would certainly kill the deal. Putin also repeated many of the arguments he made about the dangers of international interventions in his recent op-ed article in the New York Times, describing at length how he had the idea of writing the piece. He said he added a paragraph attacking American exceptionalism at the last minute, after Obama used the term in his speech on Syria earlier this month. Putin was pressed several times on the rudimentary level of democracy in Russia, with Ruehe in particular taking advantage of the televised nature of the event to press Putin to embrace http://webbpjov.blogs.experienceproject.com/2166989.html youths who want to get involved in politics, even if they oppose him.
More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-19/vladimir-putin-president-peacemaker-talk-show-host.html

Putin: Israel's nuclear weapons just make it a target

As Americans, we squirmed while watching our president first talk tough to Syrian President Bashar Assad, then vacillate, worry out loud, go off-message, drag his feet, bring us to the brink of war, then try to hand the problem off to Congress. Putin saw an opening and exposed Obama for the indecisive and shallow fool that he is. No amount of revisionist story-telling can change the fact that Obamas promise of Hope and Change was nothing more than an ambitious politicians lie to get himself http://www.savingsdaily.com/post/lfw-welcomes-public-into-closed-fashion-world elected. It worked. Twice, for reasons I still ponder. DALE A.
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They just create foreign policy problems. The chemical weapons deal with Syria has increased pressure on Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Some 190 states have joined the NPT, whose goal is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology. Of the worlds nuclear powers, only four have not joined the treaty. Of these, India, Pakistan and North Korea have all openly tested nuclear weapons. Israel continues with its policy of nuclear ambiguity. Israel has refused to sign the NPT despite pressure from the international community.
More: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Putin-Israels-nuclear-weapons-just-make-it-a-target-326567


SEE IT: Russian President Vladimir Putin has doggie double

Out of a geostrategic nowhere, Russia has rocketed to the position of global powerbroker, capable of preventing a U.S. military action. It is now the dominant diplomatic power in the Middle East, akin to the Soviet Union before Egypts Anwar Sadat switched from Moscow to Washington in 1973. Along the way, Moscow has met an overarching goal of its foreign policy: preventing regime change in a friendly authoritarian state close to Russias borders. The Syrian formula is simple but powerfully attractive to both sides of the conflict. The recipe relieves the West of the nerve-wracking burden of responsibility for a military action in a strategically vital and volatile region, and replaces it with a long, drawn-out U.N.
More: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/vladimir-putin-iranian-gambit-opinion-97169.html

Doggone it, this commie canine looks just like Vladimir Putin! Its piercing eyes and steely gaze have caused the Internet to go crazy for the tough Staffordshire Terrier cross many say is a doppelganger for the Russian president. Pictures of the pooch, which is believed to be from Kiev in the Ukraine, first appeared on Russian-speaking news site obozrevatel.com this week. It seems its unidentified owner is keeping a low profile, perhaps fearful that former KGB agent Putin won't see the the funny side. PHOTOS: PRESIDENTIAL PETS: FIRST DOGS THROUGH THE YEARS Anya Portnik, http://jacintoxyjs.skyrock.com/3181556283-Clown-Shoes-Beer-Releasing-Pecan-Pie-Porter.html who runs the "Russians in U.K." expat group, said the comparison was just harmless fun. "I think it's funny there are similarities there. As a man of power, people will always try to make him an object of humor.
More: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/russian-president-vladimir-putin-doggie-double-article-1.1462434

Obama Takes On Coal With First-ever Carbon Limits

"For power producers and coal mining companies that reject these standards, they have no reason to complain, and every excuse to innovate," said Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., the author of a 2009 bill to limit global warming. The legislation, backed by the White House, passed the House, but died in the Senate. A powerful Republican opponent of the EPA plan, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said in an emailed statement that "the president is leading a war on coal." The regulations have been in the works since 2011 and stem from a 1970 law passed by Congress to control air pollution. In 2007, the Supreme Court ruled that that law, the Clean Air Act, could be applied to heat-trapping pollution.
More: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-takes-coal-carbon-limits-20313553?.tsrc=attcf

Obama administration officials coming to Detroit next week to meet on bankruptcy response

Fox 8 reports the Cleveland Clinic, which is the largest employer in Northeast Ohio with about 39,000 workers in the region, announced the cuts to its 2014 budget at a meeting Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the clinic tells Fox News the clinic is being forced to cut back to prepare for increased costs and decreased revenue under the health care reform law. These changes will include offering early retirement to approximately 3,000 employees, reducing operational costs, and then layoffs as needed. The clinic says its main priority is to continue to provide a high quality of care during the transition, an attribute that led Obama to tout it in 2009 as an example of what hospitals could be under ObamaCare. In a press conference in July of that year, Obama said the Cleveland Clinic is an example of health care that works well. And part of the reason it works well is because they've set up a system where patient care is the number-one concern, not bureaucracy, what forms have to be filled out, what do Kim Kardashian we get reimbursed for, Obama said. Those are changes that I think the American people want to see. Now four years later, employees at the clinic say they are worried they wont be able to provide patients care at all anymore if they are laid off. It absolutely concerns me, employee Joanne Lyons told Fox 8. Everybody wants to keep their job and we want to do the best that we can do, but its a new era and we dont know what to expect.
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Obama Calls Record Exports?Bright Spot? in U.S. Economy

But the White House at the urging of Michigans members of Congress has been engaged in meetings with business leaders, officials from charitable organizations and political leaders to determine how best to ensure that available federal aid like existing grants great site gets to the city. Last Friday, Sperling, Donovan and others met with labor leaders, including UAW President Bob King and Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, who has been a sharp critic of the argument that public employees in Detroit could lose pension benefits because of the Kim Kardashian bankruptcy. On Aug. 30, White House officials met with CEO Rip Rapson of the Kresge Foundation, Quickens Dan Gilbert, Wayne State University Board of Governors member Debbie Dingell and others to discuss ways they could leverage federal aid and coordinate efforts by nonprofits and business to spur development and ensure investments are well managed. I think whats terrific is that the White House has shown a keen interest in being part of the revival of the city, said Matt Cullen, president and CEO of Gilberts Rock Ventures enterprise that oversees his Detroit investments. Theyve shown a real interest in understanding the challenges in the city. Rapson said Thursday the White House has been trying to get an inventory of ways they can be helpful. He said he was aware of plans for a Sept. 27 meeting and expects to attend, but said the invitation list was still in flux.
More: http://www.freep.com/article/20130919/NEWS06/309190155/Obama-administration-officials-coming-Detroit-next-week-meet-bankruptcy-response

Will Obama see Iran leader at United Nations?

Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. 13 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Barack Obama David Jackson, USA TODAY 11:29 a.m. EDT September 19, 2013 President Obama United Nations SHARE 59 CONNECT 38 TWEET 13 COMMENTEMAILMORE The most discussed part of President Obama's trip to the United Nations next week is something that is not on the schedule. Will Obama say hello to -- or even meet with -- new Iran President Hassan Rouhani? Officials say there is no scheduled meeting between Obama and Rouhani, but the leaders confirmed a recent exchange of letters in the midst of their dispute over Iran's nuclear program.
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Ohio clinic touted by Obama slashes budget due to ObamaCare

"The extended hand has been there from the moment the president was sworn in. It looks more likely to be a handshake and brief exchange of pleasantries - probably in the U.N. building - rather than a formal meeting where the leaders could talk at greater length With conciliatory overtures and gestures emanating from Iran's http://www.nexopia.com/users/meyersnrpd/blog/8-kim-kardashian-will-return-to-keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-shes-on-maternity-leave ruling echelon at a surprising pace in recent days, the White House is looking for the right balance in forming a response. Obama eventually wants to encourage Iran to make concessions in talks over its nuclear program. But if he embraces Tehran too warmly before it takes concrete actions, he would risk criticism that he is fumbling another foreign policy issue after struggling to handle crises over Syria and Egypt. SIGNS OF WARMING Iran's rhetoric has softened markedly since Rouhani took office in August.
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Michele Bachmann: Obama?used to being George III?

Michele Bachmann was unabashed in her criticism of Obamacare and the president its named for Thursday night, comparing President Barack Obama with a British tyrant. Hes used to being George III, the Minnesota Republican said of what she described as the presidents refusal to negotiate with Congressional Republicans over the continuing resolution to fund the government. George III was king of England during the American Revolution. Bachmann was debating the topics of Obamacare and the Republican plan to defund it on CNNs Crossfire with Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York.
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Obama may extend his hand to Iran's Rouhani at U.N.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said negotiators are entering the final stages in the Pacific trade deal and aim to wrap that up by the end of the year. The accord would cover trade issues in such areas as agriculture, financial services, rules of origin and protections for companies that compete with state-owned enterprises. The negotiations will be among the main topics when Obama travels to Asia beginning Oct. 6 for a meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation organization and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. All the nations involved in the Pacific pact are APEC members. Atlantic Partnership The second deal is the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which includes the U.S. and members of the European Union.
More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-19/obama-calls-record-exports-bright-spot-in-u-s-economy.html

Khloé Kardashian Odom Takes Work Trip To Las Vegas

Keeping it covered! Kim Kardashian slowly gets back into the spotlight in LA... but hides her post-baby body in baggy clothes

1 highest-earning duo Beyonce and Jay Z. The R&B power couple raked in a total of $95 million last year alone, which makes the $2,000 Bey spent on chicken takeout seem like chump change. Following Queen B and Jay Z are Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen with $80 million, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with $50 million, and Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis with $35 million. Are you surprised that Kim and Kanye weren't higher on this list?
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18, 2013 Kim Kardashian and crew celebrate Xmas in September Related RumorFix.com Because their reality show is so REAL, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians crew is going to celebrate Christmas this year with their own holiday special on E!. Butinstead of waiting until the holiday season, the familytaped the show onTuesday, complete with their home decorated in all things Christmas. It have us a rare sighting of newly blondeKim Kardashian who posted a pic of herself in a pair of jammies while being filmed and wrote Long beautiful work day with the family! Shot a very fun Christmas special!
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are building a massive new mansion. (Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) SHARE 33 CONNECT 14 TWEET 9 COMMENTEMAILMORE New parents Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are homeless. Well, technically they do have a home, but it's still in the process of being built. The couple -- along with baby daughter North -- have been crashing with Kardashian's mom, Kris Jenner, while their Bel Air, Calif., mansion is being built.
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"Khloe's not getting through to [Lamar] so what can she do? He is not receptive to her efforts whatsoever. He isn't responding to anyone." Odom will appear in only one episode of the upcoming season of the Kardashian's E! reality show which will also feature new mom Kim Kardashian (sans baby North and beau Kanye West ) but Kardashian Odom has filmed without her husband, according to the insider.
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Kim Kardashian Won't Put North West on TV? Report

Kim decided no way is she going to be part of this circus. Kim will reportedly limit her own on-air time to segments taped at the Jenner compound or her sisters homes, but will not allow cameras inside the new $11 million mansion she and Kanye West are planning to move into. Kim doesnt want to film this show anymore. Shes changing her image and breaking away from the family, says the source.
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian check on their new house

'Kim thinks she and the baby will remain with Kanye throughout the North American leg, but life on the road is going to get very old, very fast. 'Kim is used to being the center of attention, even though she has a baby, some things will never change. Kim recently revealed that she had resumed filming on her reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians by filming a Christmas special.
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