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News Article | December 6, 2016
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BMJ, one of the world's leading healthcare knowledge providers, and its partner the University of Cape Town Lung Institute's Knowledge Translation Unit, have launched the global edition of the Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK) in eBook and print format - to support and empower primary healthcare workers. The PACK Adult Global guide provides a generic 'framework' that can be customised to meet the needs of primary healthcare systems in individual countries or states. Primary healthcare is key to achieving the United Nations-led Sustainable Development Goals and the broader goal of "health for all" by providing accessible, affordable and effective healthcare. Yet in many low and middle income countries, primary healthcare is constrained by a lack of adequately skilled and supervised health workers. The Knowledge Translation Unit is a health systems research unit that has spent 16 years developing the PACK programme to empower health workers in primary healthcare. The PACK programme consists of 4 pillars: 1) the PACK Guide 2) the PACK training programme, 3) health systems intervention and strengthening and 4) monitoring and evaluation of the PACK implementation. The PACK Guide is a clinical decision tool that enables healthcare practitioners to manage symptoms and diagnose conditions commonly seen in primary care including infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, women's health, mental health and end-of-life care. Its comprehensive scope promotes delivery of integrated primary care, rather than care through "vertical programmes". PACK is based on WHO guidelines, strengthened with the latest global research evidence as appraised, graded, sourced and synthesised by BMJ Best Practice. BMJ Best Practice content underpins more than 80% of PACK recommendations and its robust updating processes will facilitate an annual update of the PACK Guide. The PACK programme has been implemented and scaled up throughout the nine provinces in South Africa. It is now used in more than 2,000 clinics across the country, by over 20,000 primary care health workers. The Knowledge Translation Unit has conducted formal evaluation of the programme through 4 pragmatic trials and has published the outcomes of this research in 11 papers. There has been considerable interest from countries outside of South Africa in adopting the PACK programme to strengthen primary care service delivery. PACK is designed to be localised to local clinical protocols, policy and practice, and where necessary translated. PACK has previously been localised for Botswana and Malawi and currently pilot implementations are underway in Florianopolis, Brazil and in three states of Nigeria. The Knowledge Translation Unit has developed a mentorship package to support the in-country localisation of PACK. BMJ and the Knowledge Translation Unit partnered in 2015 to address this need, and to enable global use of the PACK programme in keeping with their strongly aligned strategic goals of "improving primary care, especially in underserved communities" and "enabling a Healthier World". It is to this end that we launch PACK Global Adult 2016/17. Dr Tracy Eastman, Director of PACK Global Development at BMJ said: "The growing burden of non-communicable disease and mental illness in low and middle income countries means it is crucial that healthcare workers have access to the latest evidence based recommendations to diagnose and treat patients effectively across the full spectrum of integrated primary care needs and services. We are delighted to be able to provide the global edition of the PACK Adult guide that can be customised to help meet the specific needs of local communities, as part of the BMJ's Global Health outreach programme." Professor Lara Fairall, Head of the KTU, commented: "The KTU team is committed to improving primary healthcare, focusing on the most underserved communities globally. We hope that by launching the PACK Adult Global guide as an eBook this will raise awareness of the PACK programme and how it can empower primary care clinicians. We encourage primary healthcare workers to utilise the PACK principles and approach to support their teams, strengthen their health systems and provide the highest quality, integrated, team based primary healthcare services, no matter where they work." The UCT Lung Institute Knowledge Translation unit is generously supported by the Peter Sowerby Charitable Foundation. BMJ is a healthcare knowledge provider that aims to advance healthcare worldwide by sharing knowledge and expertise to improve experiences, outcomes and value. For a full list of BMJ products and services, please visit: bmj.com. Follow us on Twitter The KTU is a research unit committed to improving the quality of primary healthcare for underserved communities through pragmatic research, evidence-based implementation, evaluation, and engagement of health systems, their planners and providers. Further details are provided at http://www. The Peter Sowerby Foundation was established in 2011 with an endowment from Dr Peter Sowerby, a retired Yorkshire GP and co-founder of Egton Medical Information Systems, which provides database software to around half of the GP practices in the country. The Foundation does not solicit applications, but seeks out projects to support on ways to improve innovation in primary healthcare, as well as work promoting environmental conservation and activities in Peter's native North Yorkshire. For more information see http://www.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) are developing the monitoring system for seniors: Upon registering a fall of a person, the system sends a notification to the carers "When faced with problems of the elderly in our closest family, it is us who experience major stress, not them", says Egidijus Kazanavicius, Professor at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Director at the Centre of Real Time Computer Systems. Kazanavicius is heading the team of researchers from KTU and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU), who are developing the monitoring system for seniors: upon registering a fall of a person, the system sends a notification to the carers. "Falls are the leading cause of death in the elderly population and are very common problem in geriatrics, symptomatic to a wide variety of health conditions. Besides causing physical injuries, falls lower person's self-confidence to move independently, and are often a reason of various psychological problems", says Dr Vita Lesauskaite, researcher at LSMU. Collaborating, KTU and LSMU researchers created a prototype of a monitoring system for seniors GRIUTIS, consisting of a set of fixed sensors placed in premises, and of the software. When sensors register a change in a person's behaviour or in his or her position, the alert is being sent to their family and / or carers. The next step for the researchers is patenting of technologies and product commercialisation. It is planned that the senior monitoring system GRIUTIS will be used in geriatrics clinics as soon as the next year. Lithuanian Research Council has allocated funds for the realisation of the project. "I tested the prototype at home, myself. It works perfectly, and I feel more relaxed knowing how my elderly mother is doing, when I am not nearby. It is a great advantage to be able to work with a team of researchers with different competencies -- together we can create truly innovative products", says Kazanavičius. The project GRIUTIS is one of almost 10 joint projects of KTU and LSMU, which were funded by the institutional R&D funds of both Kaunas universities.


- El Empire State Realty Trust e iHeartMedia presentan el nuevo show de música y luz de vacaciones en el que participa Mariah Carey El Empire State Building sincronizará las luces de la torre con "All I Want for Christmas Is You" NUEVA YORK, 13 de diciembre de 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- El Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) e iHeartMedia han anunciado que el show anual de música y luz de vacaciones del Empire State Building (ESB) contará con la súper-estrella mundial Mariah Carey y su icónica canción de éxito "All I Want for Christmas Is You" de su primer disco de Navidad, Merry Christmas. El show, diseñado por el destacado diseñador de iluminación Marc Brickman, se presentará el 19 de diciembre, sincronizándose en directo cada noche a las 7 p.m. ET en iHeartMedia New York's Z100, 103.5 KTU y 106.7 Lite fm hasta el 25 de diciembre. Para comenzar con la temporada festiva, Mariah Carey "pulsó el interruptor" durante la ceremonia de iluminación en el famoso vestíbulo de la Fifth Avenue del ESB. El evento forma parte de "ESB Unwrapped", una celebración de un mes de duración que muestra decoraciones impresionantes en las ventanas del edificio que dan a la Fifth Avenue y un vestíbulo Art Deco, con apariciones de invitados especiales sorpresa y un pianista tocando una selección de los favoritos navideños. "Estamos orgullosos de asociarnos con iHeartMedia y de ver lo divertido es que una súper-estrella musical multiplatino como Mariah Carey haya seleccionado estar con el clásico icónico navideño que encabeza las listas "All I Want for Christmas Is You" en nuestro conocido espectáculo navideño de música y luz", afirmó Anthony E. Malkin, presidente y consejero delegado del ESRT. "Nuestro show de luces de Navidad lleva la temporada festiva de la ciudad de Nueva York a todo el mundo por medio de los medios sociales, siendo la cima de la temporada de vacaciones desde lo más alto de nuestra icónica torre en el centro del horizonte de Nueva York". "Puedo ver el Empire State Building desde mi apartamento, y es uno de mis edificios favoritos de todo el mundo", destacó Mariah Carey. "Disponer de estas icónicas luces sincronizadas con mi canción es el regalo perfecto para esta temporada de vacaciones". "La participación en el show de luces del Empire State Building se ha convertido en una tradición navideña anual para las emisoras de iHeartMedia en NYC y para nuestros oyentes", indicó Tom Poleman, director general de National Programming Groups para iHeartMedia. "Se trata de un momento mágico en el año en la Gran Manzana, y estamos impacientes por propagar el saludo navideño en la ciudad". La destacada presentación será visible para los visitantes y turistas desde varios puntos aventajados de la ciudad de Nueva York y del área Tri-State, y los aficionados deberán usar el hashtag #ESBUnwrapped en los canales de medios sociales para unirse a la emoción. Los seguidores podrán escuchar el show de música y luz de Navidad al sintonizar Z100, 103.5 KTU y 106.7 Lite fm, o al realizar el streaming de las emisoras en directo en iHeartRadio, el servicio de radio digital de música y en directo de iHeartMedia. En el canal de YouTube del Empire State Building se colgará un video del show completo (bit.ly/ESBUnwrappedVid) justo después del evento para que lo pueda disfrutar todo el mundo. Acerca del Empire State Building Levantándose 1.454 pies sobre Midtown Manhattan (desde la base a la antena), el Empire State Building, propiedad de Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., es el "edificio de oficinas más famoso del mundo". Con nuevas inversiones en eficiencia energética, infraestructura, áreas públicas y servicios, el Empire State Building ha atraído a arrendatarios de primera clase en un amplio abanico de industrias de todo el mundo. La sólida tecnología de emisión del rascacielos admite todas las emisoras de televisión y radio FM en el mercado metropolitano de Nueva York. El Empire State Building fue nombrado edificio favorito de América en una encuesta realizada por el American Institute of Architects, y el Empire State Building Observatory es una de las atracciones más respetadas del mundo y es el destino turístico número uno de la región. Para más información sobre el Empire State Building, visite www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc o www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/. Acerca del Empire State Realty Trust Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), un fondo de inversión inmobiliario líder (REIT), es dueño, gestiona, pone en marcha, adquiere y reposiciona las propiedades de oficinas y al por menor en Manhattan y el área metropolitana superior de Nueva York, incluyendo el Empire State Building, el edificio de oficinas más famoso del mundo. Con sede central en Nueva York, Nueva York, las principales oficinas de la compañía y su cartera al por menor cubren 10,1 millones de pies cuadrados de alquiler, a fecha de 30 de septiembre de 2016, estando formada por 9,4 millones de pies cuadrados de alquiler en 14 propiedades de oficinas, incluyendo nueve en Manhattan, tres en Fairfield County, Connecticut y dos en Westchester County, Nueva York; y aproximadamente 707.000 pies cuadrados de alquiler en su cartera al por menor.


NOWY JORK, 13 grudnia 2016 r. /PRNewswire/ -- Organizacje Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) oraz iHeartMedia ogłosiły, że tegoroczny świąteczny pokaz świateł i muzyki w gmachu Empire State Building wykorzysta kultowy utwór „All I want for Christmas is you" międzynarodowej gwiazdy Mariah Carey pochodzący z jej pierwszego albumu świątecznego „Merry Christmas". Pokaz, do którego choreografię ułożył znany projektant pokazów świateł Marc Brickman, będzie miał swoją premierę 19 grudnia i będzie synchronizowany z muzyką na żywo co wieczór o godzinie 19:00 czasu wschodniego na stacjach New York's Z100 iHeartMedia, 103,5 KTU i 106,7 Lite FM aż do 25 grudnia. W ramach uroczystego rozpoczęcia sezonu świątecznego sama Mariah Carey włączyła światła podczas uroczystej ceremonii w słynnym lobby Fifth Avenue w gmachu Empire State Building. Wydarzenie jest częścią dłuższego cyklu „ESB Unwrapped", czyli trwających miesiąc celebracji, w ramach których podziwiać można oszałamiające dekoracje świąteczne w witrynach lobby Fifth Avenue i Art Deco, a także spotkać niespodziewanych gości oraz wsłuchać się w ulubione utwory świąteczne wykonywane na pianinie. – Z dumą współpracujemy z iHeartMedia. Jak niesamowite jest to, że wielokrotnie nagradzana platynowymi płytami mega gwiazda świata muzyki Mariah Carey wybrała właśnie nasz pokaz świateł do synchronizacji z jej hitem „All I want for Christmas is you"? – skomentował Anthony E. Malkin, prezes i główny dyrektor wykonawczy w organizacji ESRT. – Nasz świąteczny pokaz świateł tchnie nowojorską atmosferę świąt we wszystkie zakątki świata poprzez media społecznościowe. Jest to główny klucz programu świątecznego, promieniujący ze szczytu naszej znanej wieży w samym sercu Nowego Jorku – dodał dyrektor. – Widzę gmach Empire State Building z własnego mieszkania, jest to jeden z moich ulubionych budynków na całym świecie – skomentowała sama Mariah Carey. – Synchronizacja tych znanych na całym świecie reflektorów do mojego utworu jest najlepszym świątecznym prezentem – dodała artystka. – Współpraca przy corocznym świątecznym pokazie świateł w gmachu Empire State Buildings jest już tradycją dla stacji iHeartMedia w Nowym Jorku i naszych słuchaczy – skomentował Tom Poleman, prezes krajowych grup programowych w iHeartMedia. – Ten czas jest tak magiczny w Nowym Roku, nie możemy się doczekać szerzenia radości w całym mieście – dodał prezes. Oszałamiający pokaz ucieszy wzrok obserwatorów i turystów w różnych punktach obserwacyjnych na terenie całego miasta i okolicy trzech stanów. Fani na kanałach społecznościowych mogą dzielić się entuzjazmem, korzystając ze znacznika #ESBUnwrapped. Melomani mogą wsłuchać się w pokaz świateł zsynchronizowany z muzyką na stacjach Z100, 103,5 KTU i 106,7 Lite FM oraz strumieniowo na żywo poprzez usługę strumieniowego radia cyfrowego stacji iHeartMedia o nazwie iHeartRadio. Nagranie wideo z pokazu zostanie udostępnione na kanale YouTube gmachu Empire State Building (pod adresem bit.ly/ESBUnwrappedVid) bezpośrednio po premierze, tym samym umożliwiając fanom z całego świata dołączenie do wydarzenia. O Empire State Building Wznoszący się na wysokość 1 454 stóp, od podstawy do antenty, ponad środkową część dzielnicy Manhattan gmach Empire State Building należący do spółki Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. okrzyknięto najsłynniejszym budynkiem świata. Dzięki inwestycjom w wydajność energetyczną, infrastrukturę, obszary ogólnodostępne i wyposażenie Empire State Building udało się przyciągnąć znamienitych lokatorów z szeregu branż na całym świecie. Solidne rozwiązania emisji sygnału drapacza chmur zapewniają obsługę wszystkich najważniejszych stacji telewizyjnych i radiowych w obszarze miejskim Nowego Jorku. W sondażu przeprowadzonym przez Amerykański Instytut Architektów gmach okrzyknięto ulubionym budynkiem w Ameryce, a obserwatorium na szczycie budynku jest jedną z największych atrakcji turystycznych, zajmując pierwsze miejsce pod względem popularności w regionie. Więcej informacji na temat gmachu Empire State Building można znaleźć pod adresem www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc lub www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/. O Empire State Realty Trust Organizacja Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) jest wiodącym funduszem inwestycyjnym w nieruchomości, który posiada, zarządza, operuje, nabywa i repozycjonuje powierzchnie biurowe i handlowe w dzielnicy Manhattan i obszarze miejskim Nowego Jorku. Do budynków zarządzanych przez organizację należy gmach Empire State Building, najsłynniejszy budynek na świecie. Siedziba organizacji znajduje się w Nowym Jorku, a z dniem 30 września 2016 r. jej portfel powierzchni biurowych i handlowych obejmuje 10,1 miliona stóp kwadratowych na wynajem, z czego 9,4 miliona stóp kwadratowych można wynająć w 14 biurowcach, włączywszy dziewięć na terenie dzielnicy Manhattan, trzy w Fairfield County w stanie Connecticut oraz dwa w Westchester County w stanie Nowy Jork. Portfel przestrzeni handlowych organizacji obejmuje około 707 000 stóp kwadratowych na wynajem.


NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) and iHeartMedia have announced that the annual Empire State Building (ESB) holiday music-to-light show will feature global superstar Mariah Carey and her iconic hit song, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" from her first holiday album, Merry Christmas. The show, designed by renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman, will premiere on December 19 and will be synced live each night at 7 p.m. ET on iHeartMedia New York's Z100, 103.5 KTU and 106.7 Lite fm through December 25. To kick off the holiday season, Mariah Carey "flipped the switch" at a lighting ceremony in ESB's famed Fifth Avenue lobby. The event is a part of "ESB Unwrapped," a month-long celebration which features dazzling holiday decorations in the building's Fifth Avenue windows and Art Deco lobby, appearances by special surprise guests and a pianist playing a selection of holiday favorites. "We're proud to partner with iHeartMedia and how much fun is it that multi-platinum musical superstar Mariah Carey has chosen to feature her chart-topping iconic holiday classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in our signature holiday music-to-light spectacular?" said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, and CEO of ESRT. "Our holiday light show brings New York City's holiday season to the entire world via social media and is the very pinnacle of the holiday season from high atop our iconic tower in the heart of the New York skyline." "I can see the Empire State Building from my apartment, and it is one of my favorite buildings in the world," said Mariah Carey. "To have its iconic lights synched to my song is the perfect gift this holiday season." "Participating in the Empire State Buildings light show has become an annual holiday tradition for iHeartMedia stations in NYC and our listeners," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Groups for iHeartMedia. "It's such a magical time of the year in the Big Apple, and we are looking forward to spreading holiday cheer across the City." The stunning presentation will be visible to revelers and tourists from various vantage points around New York City and the Tri-State area, and fans should use the hashtag #ESBUnwrapped on social media channels to join in the excitement. Fans can listen to the holiday music-to-light show by tuning into Z100, 103.5 KTU, and 106.7 Lite fm, or by streaming the stations live on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's all-in-one streaming music and live digital radio service. A video of the entire show will be posted on the Empire State Building's YouTube channel (bit.ly/ESBUnwrappedVid) immediately following the event for those around the world to enjoy. About the Empire State Building Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the "World's Most Famous Building." With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions as the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/. About Empire State Realty Trust Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world's most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2016, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 707,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.


NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) and iHeartMedia have announced that the annual Empire State Building (ESB) holiday music-to-light show will feature global superstar Mariah Carey and her iconic hit song, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" from her first holiday album, Merry Christmas. The show, designed by renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman, will premiere on December 19 and will be synced live each night at 7 p.m. ET on iHeartMedia New York's Z100, 103.5 KTU and 106.7 Lite fm through December 25. To kick off the holiday season, Mariah Carey "flipped the switch" at a lighting ceremony in ESB's famed Fifth Avenue lobby. The event is a part of "ESB Unwrapped," a month-long celebration which features dazzling holiday decorations in the building's Fifth Avenue windows and Art Deco lobby, appearances by special surprise guests and a pianist playing a selection of holiday favorites. "We're proud to partner with iHeartMedia and how much fun is it that multi-platinum musical superstar Mariah Carey has chosen to feature her chart-topping iconic holiday classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in our signature holiday music-to-light spectacular?" said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, and CEO of ESRT. "Our holiday light show brings New York City's holiday season to the entire world via social media and is the very pinnacle of the holiday season from high atop our iconic tower in the heart of the New York skyline." "I can see the Empire State Building from my apartment, and it is one of my favorite buildings in the world," said Mariah Carey. "To have its iconic lights synched to my song is the perfect gift this holiday season." "Participating in the Empire State Buildings light show has become an annual holiday tradition for iHeartMedia stations in NYC and our listeners," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Groups for iHeartMedia. "It's such a magical time of the year in the Big Apple, and we are looking forward to spreading holiday cheer across the City." The stunning presentation will be visible to revelers and tourists from various vantage points around New York City and the Tri-State area, and fans should use the hashtag #ESBUnwrapped on social media channels to join in the excitement. Fans can listen to the holiday music-to-light show by tuning into Z100, 103.5 KTU, and 106.7 Lite fm, or by streaming the stations live on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's all-in-one streaming music and live digital radio service. A video of the entire show will be posted on the Empire State Building's YouTube channel (bit.ly/ESBUnwrappedVid) immediately following the event for those around the world to enjoy. About the Empire State Building Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the "World's Most Famous Building." With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions as the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/. About Empire State Realty Trust Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world's most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2016, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 707,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.


Empire State Building synchronisiert die Wolkenkratzerbeleuchtung mit „All I Want for Christmas Is You" NEW YORK, 13. Dezember 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) und iHeartMedia gaben bekannt, dass die jährliche Empire State Building (ESB) Weihnachtsmusik- und Lichtshow mit dem weltweiten Superstar Mariah Carey und ihrem ikonischen Song „All I Want for Christmas Is You" aus ihrem ersten Weihnachtsalbum, Merry Christmas, stattfindet. Die Show wurde vom bekannten Lichtdesigner Marc Brickman konzipiert und hat ihre Premiere am 19. Dezember. Sie wird bis zum 25. Dezember jeden Abend um 19.00 Uhr ET (Ostküstenzeit) live auf den New Yorker Sendern Z100, 103.5 KTU und 106.7 Lite fm von iHeartMedia übertragen. Zum Start der Weihnachtssaison wird Mariah Carey „den Schalter" bei der Beleuchtungszeremonie in der berühmten Lobby des ESB an der Fifth Avenue „umlegen". Die Veranstaltung ist Teil von „ESB Unwrapped", einer einmonatigen Feier, während der in den Fenstern und in der Art Deco Lobby des Gebäudes an der Fifth Avenue glanzvolle Weihnachtsdekorationen zu sehen sind, besondere Überraschungsgäste auftreten und ein Klavierspieler eine Auswahl der beliebtesten Weihnachtslieder spielt. „Wir sind über unser Partnerschaft mit iHeartMedia stolz und die Freude, die der Musiksuperstar und Besitzerin mehrere Platinalben, Mariah Carey, mit ihrem chartstürmenden, ikonischen Weihnachtssong „All I Want for Christmas Is You" bei unserer einmaligen Weihnachtsmusik- und Lichtshow bringen wird", sagte Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman und CEO von ESRT. „Unsere Weihnachtslichtshow bringt die Weihnachtssaison New Yorks der ganzen Welt über die sozialen Medien näher und sie ist der sprichwörtliche Gipfelpunkt der Weihnachtssaison, direkt in unserem ikonischen Hochhaus im Herzen der New Yorker Skyline." „Ich kann das Empire State Building von meinem Apartment aus sehen und es ist weltweit eines meiner Lieblingsgebäude", sagte Mariah Carey. „Die Synchronisation seiner ikonischen Beleuchtung mit meinem Song ist das perfekte Weihnachtsgeschenk." „Die Teilnahme an der Lichtshow des Empire State Building ist zu einer alle Jahre veranstalteten Weihnachtstradition der Rundfunkstationen von iHeartMedia und für unsere Zuhörer in NYC geworden", sagte President der National Programming Groups von iHeartMedia. „Es ist eine so magische Jahreszeit im Big Apple und wir freuen uns darauf, das Weihnachtsgefühl in der ganzen Stadt zu verbreiten." Diese atemberaubende Präsentation kann von Nachtschwärmern und Touristen von verschiedenen Aussichtspunkten in New York City und der Tri-State Region gesehen werden und Fans sollten den Hashtag #ESBUnwrapped in den sozialen Medienkanälen verwenden, um die spannende Veranstaltung mitzuerleben. Fans können die Weihnachtsmusik- und Lichtshow ebenfalls von den Kanälen Z100, 103.5 KTU und 106.7 Lite fm von iHeartRadio streamen, dem All-in-One Musik-Streaming- und digitalen live Radioservice von iHeartMedia. Ein Video der gesamten Show steht auf dem YouTube-Kanal des Empire State Building (bit.ly/ESBUnwrappedVid) sofort nach der Show zur Verfügung, damit sie alle in der Welt genießen können. Über das Empire State Building Das Empire State Building, das sich im Besitz von Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. befindet, erhebt sich in 1.454 Fuß (vom Fundament bis zur Antenne) über Midtown Manhattan und ist das „berühmteste Gebäude der Welt". Durch Neuinvestitionen in Energieeffizienz, Infrastruktur, öffentliche Bereiche und Einrichtungen konnte das Empire State Building erstklassige Mieter aus aller Welt anziehen, die in einer Vielzahl verschiedener Branchen tätig sind. Die robuste Sendetechnik des Wolkenkratzers unterstützt alle großen Fernseh- und UKW-Radiosender im Großraum New York. In einer Umfrage des American Institute of Architects wurde das Empire State Building zum Lieblingsgebäude Amerikas gekürt, und das Empire State Building Observatory [Aussichtsplattform] zählt zu den beliebtesten Sehenswürdigkeiten der Welt und gilt als die Touristenattraktion No. 1 in der Region. Weitere Informationen über das Empire State Building finden Sie unter www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc oder www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/. Über Empire State Realty Trust Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), ein führender Immobilien-Investmentfonds (REIT), besitzt, verwaltet, betreibt, erwirbt und repositioniert Büro- und Gewerbeimmobilien in Manhattan und im Großraum New York, darunter auch das Empire State Building - das bekannteste Bürogebäude der Welt. Das Büro- und Einzelhandelsportfolio des Unternehmens mit Firmensitz in New York, New York, umfasste am 30. September 2016 insgesamt 10,1 Millionen Quadratfuß Mietfläche, die sich aus 9,4 Millionen Mietfläche in 14 Büroimmobilien, davon neun in Manhattan, drei in Fairfield County, Connecticut, und zwei in Westchester County, New York, sowie eine Mietfläche von ca. 707.000 Quadratfuß aus dem Gewerbebestand zusammensetzen.


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: www.cemag.us

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) laboratories often serve as birthplaces of unique products, such as antimicrobial silicone invented by Aiste Lisauskaite and her supervisor Dr. Virginija Jankauskaite. The researchers believe that the new product will be extremely useful both for household and medical purposes. Lisauskaite, who is a PhD student at the KTU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Department of Materials Engineering, presented her invention at the Life Sciences Baltics Conference last year. Her innovation was selected as one of the top five at the conference, and received enormous attention of industry professionals from various countries. “The silicone has antimicrobial effect both on gram-positive and on gram-negative microbial strains and fungi. Its antimicrobial effect can be used in various situations, when there is a risk to acquire bacterial infection,” says Lisauskaite. Antimicrobial silicone can be used in hospitals, health care centers, and other similar institutions. “The new product can be used in blood, urinary, and respiratory catheters, it can be applied for various tubes and implants, and used for many different medical purposes. The household usage ranges from children toys’ lining, transport, or packaging,” Lisauskaitė says. Catheters or silicones, dipped in or coated with silver compounds, have already been used for some time. However, the antimicrobial silicone developed at KTU is based on completely different technology and different materials. So far, it is a unique product in the world. The researchers have been working on the production of the antimicrobial silicone for four years. “I have received many inquiries into the idea and its commercialization. In the future, I hope not only to develop my ideas, of which I have a lot of, but also to introduce competitive and advanced products to the market,” says Lisauskaite. Paulius Kozlovas, technology transfer manager at KTU National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, is convinced that the innovative technology has broad commercialization possibilities. “We can definitely see that businesses today are more and more interested into innovative solutions. Aiste’s product has broad application possibilities, and we have already applied for European patent. After acquiring the patent and having the product’s intellectual rights protected, we will be able to proceed with discussions with potential investors. I see huge potential of success in international markets and the possibility to attract foreign investors to Lithuania,” says Kozlovas.


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: phys.org

Lisauskaite, who is a PhD student at the KTU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Department of Materials Engineering, has presented her invention at the Life Sciences Baltics Conference last year. Her innovation was selected as one of the top five at the Conference, and received enormous attention of industry professionals from various countries. "The silicone has antimicrobial effect both on gram-positive and on gram-negative microbial strains and fungi. Its antimicrobial effect can be used in various situations, when there is a risk to acquire bacterial infection," says Lisauskaite. Antimicrobial silicone can be used in hospitals, health care centres and in other similar institutions. "The new product can be used in blood, urinary and respiratory catheters, it can be applied for various tubes and implants, and used for many different medical purposes. The household usage ranges from children toys' lining, transport or packaging," Lisauskaitė is convinced. Catheters or silicones, dipped in or coated with silver compounds have been already used for some time. However, the antimicrobial silicone developed at KTU is based on completely different technology and different materials. So far, it is a unique product in the world. The researchers have been working on the production of the antimicrobial silicone for 4 years. "I have received many inquiries into the idea and its commercialisation. In the future, I hope not only to develop my ideas, of which I have a lot of, but also to introduce competitive and advanced products to the market," says Lisauskaite, a young researcher at KTU. Paulius Kozlovas, technology transfer manager at KTU National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre is convinced that the innovative technology has broad commercialisation possibilities. "We can definitely see that businesses today are more and more interested into innovative solutions. Aiste's product has broad application possibilities, and we have already applied for European patent. After acquiring the patent and having the product's intellectual rights protected, we will be able to proceed with discussions with potential investors. I see huge potential of success in international markets and the possibility to attract foreign investors to Lithuania," says Kozlovas. Explore further: Does Agion silver technology work as an antimicrobial?


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

Antimicrobial silicone was invented by a KTU Ph.D. student Aiste Lisauskaite and her supervisor Dr. Virginija Jankauskaite; the researchers believe that the new product will be extremely useful both for household and medical purposes Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) laboratories often serve as birthplaces of unique products, such as antimicrobial silicone invented by a KTU PhD student Aiste Lisauskaite and her supervisor Dr Virginija Jankauskaite. The researchers believe that the new product will be extremely useful both for household and medical purposes. Lisauskaite, who is a PhD student at the KTU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Department of Materials Engineering, has presented her invention at the Life Sciences Baltics Conference last year. Her innovation was selected as one of the top five at the Conference, and received enormous attention of industry professionals from various countries. "The silicone has antimicrobial effect both on gram-positive and on gram-negative microbial strains and fungi. Its antimicrobial effect can be used in various situations, when there is a risk to acquire bacterial infection", says Lisauskaite. Antimicrobial silicone can be used in hospitals, health care centres and in other similar institutions. "The new product can be used in blood, urinary and respiratory catheters, it can be applied for various tubes and implants, and used for many different medical purposes. The household usage ranges from children toys' lining, transport or packaging", Lisauskait? is convinced. Catheters or silicones, dipped in or coated with silver compounds have been already used for some time. However, the antimicrobial silicone developed at KTU is based on completely different technology and different materials. So far, it is a unique product in the world. The researchers have been working on the production of the antimicrobial silicone for 4 years. "I have received many inquiries into the idea and its commercialisation. In the future, I hope not only to develop my ideas, of which I have a lot of, but also to introduce competitive and advanced products to the market", says Lisauskaite, a young researcher at KTU. Paulius Kozlovas, technology transfer manager at KTU National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre is convinced that the innovative technology has broad commercialisation possibilities. "We can definitely see that businesses today are more and more interested into innovative solutions. Aiste's product has broad application possibilities, and we have already applied for European patent. After acquiring the patent and having the product's intellectual rights protected, we will be able to proceed with discussions with potential investors. I see huge potential of success in international markets and the possibility to attract foreign investors to Lithuania", says Kozlovas.

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