IKEA ramps up Mexico launch plans, targets capital and major cities
IKEA is scouting Mexico’s biggest cities for its first store locations in the country, the furniture retailer said, as it expands in Latin America to battle growing competition in its core U.S. and European markets.
The Swedish chain known for modern and inexpensive designs is looking at sites in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, the company’s local franchisee said. “We are looking at the biggest cities in Mexico, with those three being the most important,” said Antonia Banuelos Leon, country Marketing Manager for IKEA Mexico, in an interview.
According to the Marketing Manager, IKEA Mexico, which is part of IKEA franchisee Ikano Group, opened an office in Mexico City in April 2018 and has advertised job openings in Guadalajara and Mexico City in recent months.
Stores in Europe and the United States drive the majority of sales for IKEA Group and its franchisees, but rival retailers, especially online, are increasingly vying for shoppers. IKEA has 427 stores across 52 markets, with more in the works aimed at growing its customer base.
Hilton Mexico City-Santa Fe debuts Barbie®-themed glamping experience
Celebrating the internationally recognized fashion doll´s 60th anniversary, Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe has partnered with Mattel to transform one of the hotel spacious guest rooms into the ultimate Barbie® glamping experience for families and lifelong fans.
Upon arrival, travelers can stop for a photoshoot with an oversized version of the doll´s iconic pink shoe at the hotel entrance, then walk the pink carpet leading to the front desk for check-in. After unpackaging, they can explore the themed room including a collection of rare Barbie® dolls from the past six decades as well as a life-sized DreamCamper in which children can play dress-up and spend the night.
Naftogaz began supplying gas to Kievteploenergo at a reduced price
Naftogaz began to supply gas to Kievteploenergo - now the company has the opportunity to resume hot water supply and start the heating season in the capital in a timely manner.
Today, October 12, NAK "Naftogaz of Ukraine" and KP "Kievteploenergo" signed an agreement for the supply of gas. The document is based on a settlement agreement approved on Wednesday by the Economic Court of the city of Kiev, the press service of Naftogaz reports.
Simultaneously with the signing of the contract, Naftogaz provided Kyivteploenergo with nominations for the second decade of October. This means that now Kievteploenergo has the opportunity to resume hot water supply in Kiev and start the heating season in a timely manner.
“Like other Kievans, we hope that the hot water supply in the capital will be restored as quickly as possible. The contract with Kyivteploenergo was concluded on those terms that are explicitly defined by law. We offered this to the company in spring. We hope that in other cities will change the manager of the heat supplying enterprise, all necessary actions will be taken in advance so as not to cause inconvenience to consumers. All disputes between business entities must be resolved on time and solely in legal field, "- said First Deputy Chairman of the Board" Naftogaz "Sergei Pereloma.
It is clarified that the contract for the supply of gas was concluded on the conditions stipulated by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 187 of 03.03.2017 "On imposing special responsibilities on the subjects of the natural gas market to ensure public interests in the process of the natural gas market" (JI).
This means that Kyivteploenergo will receive gas on preferential terms, determined by the government for heat producers, which provide the population with thermal energy and other protected consumers.
According to the settlement agreement, Kyivteploenergo becomes the assignee for all Kyivenergo agreements with Naftogaz and, accordingly, for debt obligations amounting to about 2.4 billion UAH.
The parties agreed that the issue of penalties, in respect of which the trials had not yet been completed, is not subject to the settlement of the settlement agreement and will be decided separately in a court of law.
Recall that in April 2018, an almost 17-year agreement with PJSC Kyivenergo ended. As a result, the function of supplying hot water and heat was transferred to the Kyivteploenergo municipal enterprise, which was specially created for this work. It was reported that Kyivteploenergo would take all staff and all debts, both receivables and payables, from Kyivenergo.
It was the debt for natural gas that was formed during the period of the agreement with Kyivenergo that caused the absence of gas at CHP and boiler houses.
As a result of negotiations at the level of the government of Ukraine and consideration of the issue in court, Kiev managed to achieve more acceptable conditions for resolving gas debts: the question of fines and penalties is decided separately, and the subject of negotiations is only that debt that has sources for compensation.
We will remind, earlier the mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, promised that they would turn on heating in Kiev on time, as the companies signed a settlement agreement.
Sidra Hospital operates a new sterilization device
The head of the operating sector at Sidra Hospital Osama Al-Sultan, revealed the operation of a new sterilization device in the hospital's central sterilization department, the latest and most advanced sterilization and infection prevention technology in the world.
The operation of the new device came in line with the vision of the Department to raise the level of medical services, provided by the hospital to patients and auditors. Sultan said in a press statement that the installation and operation of the modern sterilization device comes within the framework of the strategic strategy of Sidra Hospital to provide integrated medical services to all family members in various specialties.
The implementation of this vision necessitated the development of equipment and infrastructure, and provided the hospital with the latest medical technology, to reflect the new philosophy that includes all members of the community, stressing that the hospital has been providing medical services at the highest level of efficiency, at a cost acceptable to the vast majority of citizens and residents, Through a distinguished medical staff and highly qualified medical staff.
Sidra Hospital is the first and the only race in the Gulf region, which owns and operates this modern device, and uses this modern technology, pointing out that it was contracted to buy this device with the Central Department, and is now in the service of patients. N-Salem, vice president of sales at the Central Department, said V-PRO max 2, manufactured by STERIS, is the latest and most advanced in the field of sterilization and infection prevention.
Source : https://alqabas.com
Ministry of Health launches first remote therapy network for surgeons
Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Bassel Al-Sabah launched on Saturday Kuwait’s first internet-based remote therapy network for surgeons.
The network materialized the keenness of Kuwait Association of Surgeons (KAS) on leveraging state-of-the-art systems and technologies in medical learning with a view to improving the performance of surgeon, the minister said in his inaugural speech to the KAS conference on remote therapy.
The ministry continues planning and implementing programs of action to improve the healthcare system as part of the state plan for sustainable development and Kuwait Vision 2035. Sheikh Dr Bassel reiterated the need of upgrading the performance of surgeons and updating the healthcare policies to ensure the safety of patients.
The accelerated development of modern technology put the onus on the association to make better use of the hi-tech and provide quality service for patients. Sheikh Dr Salman reaffirmed the commitment of KAS to implement the ministry’s programs and strategies for development and leverage the remote therapy system across the health facility countrywide.
The new system will complement the comprehensive medical coverage, noting that this initiative coincided with the inauguration of promising healthcare projects, including Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital, Al-Jahra Medical City and the new Amiri Hospital.
Source : http://www.arabtimesonline.com