100 Days Until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – How to Enjoy 100 Hours in Qatar

Qatar Tourism

DOHA, Qatar, Aug. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — To mark 100 days until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Qatar Tourism reveals how fans should spend 100 hours in Qatar while visiting for a match.

With more than one million visitors set to descend on Doha for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, fans will be searching for activities to pack into their schedules whilst not attending matches. Qatar is perfectly placed to provide visitors with every type of experience they may be looking for. And with each fan’s ‘Hayya Card’ – required to enter Qatar – providing free public transport, including the new air-conditioned metro on match days, it will be quick and convenient to discover the peninsula’s best sites and things to do without breaking the bank.

Action and adventure – 24 hours (Day 1)

With more than 560 kilometres of coastline, the calm crystal waters of the Arabian Gulf make Qatar an ideal spot for water sports. From beginners to the experienced, adventurers should try stand-up paddle boarding around The Pearl-Qatar, go sunset kayaking through lush green mangroves, or have a thrilling jet ski ride exploring the stunning skyline. Then, a visit to the undulating sand dunes of Qatar’s desert is a must-do. Only an hour’s drive from Doha, one of the most popular tours is to experience the stunning Khor Al-Adaid or ‘Inland Sea’, recognised by UNESCO as a natural reserve with a beautiful landscape. The journey commonly includes dune bashing in a 4×4, swimming in the beautiful waters and, of course, a camel ride.

Back in the city, families looking to get their thrill-fix should visit Doha Quest, the latest of Qatar’s theme parks which opened last summer and offers an array of attractions for all ages. The highlights are the two Guinness World Record-holding rides – the ‘Tallest Indoor Rollercoaster’ and the ‘Tallest Indoor Drop Tower Ride’.

Art and culture – 48 hours (Day 2)

Culture, art and history are around every corner in Qatar. One of the most breath-taking public art installations is East-West/West-East by Richard Serra, which comprises four huge, 14-metre steel plates amongst the Ras Abrouq rock formations in Zekreet.

For those wishing to stay in the city, a number of iconic museums include the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), with its captivating design in the shape of desert rose crystals, the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) designed by I. M. Pei, and the new 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum – an ambitious project, billed as the world’s most innovative sports museum.

Later, stroll through Souq Waqif, a traditional market, best experienced in the evening when the alleyway shops and restaurants come to life and fill with locals, residents and curious visitors. Try the local cuisine, pick up a souvenir, or just enjoy the hustle and bustle.

The beach – 72 hours (Day 3)

After an action-packed 48 hours, it is time for some rest and relaxation. Whether you want to read a book, sunbathe on the sand, or have a refreshing dip in the sea, a day at the beach is a must. For uninterrupted sunset views, try Al Shamal on the north coast and Fuwairit Beach. Those after a family-friendly break can visit Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, which has 3.5 kilometres of powder-soft beachfront, Desert Falls Water & Adventure Park and recently launched a dolphin cruise. Another option is taking a short boat ride to the glamorous Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, which this summer reopened a surf pool and launched whale shark excursions.

Affordable exploration – 96 hours (Day 4)

Qatar offers something for everyone and for all budgets. The capital has a variety of eclectic city districts where it is fun to simply stroll around and discover all the hidden nooks, street art and culture. One of the most intriguing areas is the Pearl-Qatar, an expansive man-made island to the north of Doha that features Mediterranean-style yacht-lined marinas, boutique shops and colourful Instagrammable streets in the Qanat Quartier zone. For an area that blends more Arabian heritage with modern sustainable urban architecture, there is Msheireb Downtown Doha with its trendy cafes, art galleries and museums.

Visiting fans will be among the first to experience a range of new tourism developments set to launch just before the tournament begins. Exciting openings include Lusail Winter Wonderland on a sandy island, a state-of-the-art kite beach resort Fuwairit Kite Beach, the first “Entertainment Island” in Qatar Qetaifan Island North, and new public and private beach areas forming part of the West Bay North Beach Project.

It is also worth a wander through one of the glittering shopping malls. The largest are the Mall of Qatar and Doha Festival City, with theme parks and family-friendly eateries amongst many hundreds of household-name brands. On the luxury end is Galeries Lafayette with its outdoor air-conditioned walkways and the new Place Vendome, which has a grand outdoor canal, dancing fountain, and architecture inspired by the famous high-end shopping street in Paris, Rue de la Paix.

Finally, no itinerary in Qatar is complete without sampling food from across the mix of local and international restaurants. There is a raft of new options such as ADRIFT Anda by celebrity chef David Myers, and Lobito de Mar at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski hotel. Visitors will also find a huge variety of budget-friendly, delicious street food options, from tacos to shawarma. These are often all grouped together in a convenient zone such as the Lusail Night Market. For an authentic local snack, every fan must try Qatar’s acclaimed café restaurant Chapati & Karak, named after an Indian-inspired flatbread treat and sweet tea available together for only a couple of dollars.

Now for the match! – 100 hours

For those final four hours, it is time for a match. Qatar is the first ever Middle Eastern or Arab nation to host a FIFA World Cup™ and has made extensive plans to ensure every traveller is treated to the experience of a lifetime.

Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism, Berthold Trenkel, said: “From thrilling water sports to shopping at the souqs, exploring mesmerising museums to soaking up the sun on the beaches, there is something for every type of traveller when they come to Qatar. We invite football fans from around the world to explore our plethora of attractions, all with the promise of a warm welcome and generous hospitality that is customary of Arabian culture.”

For more Qatar itineraries and holiday inspiration, visit: https://www.visitqatar.com/intl-en/plan-your-trip/itineraries-and-tours


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About Qatar: 

Qatar is a peninsula surrounded by the Arabian Gulf in the heart of the Middle East, with 80% of the earth’s population within a six-hour flight. Ranked the safest country in the world in 2022 by Numbeo, Qatar welcomes all travellers, and guests from over 95 countries can enter visa-free. Qatar has an incredible variety of easily accessible tourist attractions, a plethora of fauna and flora including Whale Sharks and the majestic national animal the Arabian Oryx, and most experiences are a unique combination of cultural authenticity and modernity. From iconic museums to high-rise restaurants, from thrilling desert adventures to world-famous events including none other than the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, there is something for all types of travellers and budgets. Travellers set to transit through Qatar should turn one holiday into two with the world’s best value stopover packages, launched by Qatar Airways and Discover Qatar and supported by Qatar Tourism.

About Qatar Tourism: 

Qatar Tourism is the official government body responsible for the development and promotion of tourism in Qatar, facilitating the sector’s exponential growth. Qatar is a destination where people of the world come together to experience unique offerings in arts, culture, sports, and adventure, catering to family and business visitors, rooted in Service Excellence. Qatar Tourism seeks to boost the entire tourism value chain, grow local and international visitor demand, attract inward investment, and drive a multiplier effect across the domestic economy. The Qatar Tourism Strategy 2030 sets an ambitious target to attract over six million international visitors a year by 2030, making Qatar the fastest-growing destination in the Middle East.

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Vascular experts establish Appropriate Use of Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) in peripheral interventions

August 12, 2022

  • First-ever global consensus guidance published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions
  • Use of IVUS recommended in all phases of lower extremity arterial and venous revascularization procedures to guide clinical decisions
  • The results come ahead of the multi-society roundtable sponsored by SCAI on peripheral IVUS in September and the upcoming publications of a large-scale real-world health outcomes study presented at TCT last year

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced an important milestone in the evolving standard of care for treating patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD): the establishment of the first-ever global consensus for the appropriate use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in lower extremity arterial and venous interventions.

Published in the August 2022 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions as “Appropriate Use of Intravascular Ultrasound During Arterial and Venous Lower Extremity Interventions,” the new consensus document from 30 global vascular experts recommends routine use of IVUS as a preferred imaging modality in all phases in many peripheral vascular disease (PVD) procedures.

“The voting panelists considered a variety of clinical scenarios and based on their extensive experience, arrived at a strong consensus,” said lead author Eric A. Secemsky, MD, Interventional Cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston USA. “They recommend routine use of IVUS as a preferred imaging modality in all phases for many peripheral interventions, both diagnostic and therapeutic, as it enables such exquisite visualization of the target vessel and lesion. Their recommendations, which withstood the rigor of peer review, can now be considered in the formulation of clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease.”

PVD affects an estimated 200 million people worldwide, including approximately 40 to 45 million Americans, according to the American Heart Association [1]. The authors noted that minimally invasive approaches for PVD interventions are increasingly common, but traditional imaging techniques like angiography have limitations, including 2-dimensional projections of 3-dimensional vasculature, which can complicate diagnosis and intraprocedural optimization.

“As the global leader in providing vascular solutions to physicians and the patients they serve, we especially value the rigor and independence of this cross-specialty expert consensus,” said Heather Hudnut Page, General Manager and Business Leader for Peripheral Vascular Image Guided Therapy Devices at Philips. “It is exciting to know that this initiative has the potential to standardize the use of IVUS in peripheral interventions and guide clinical decisions to further improve the quality of care procedures for patients.”

Supported in part by research grants from Philips and Boston Scientific, the study was conducted and analyzed independently by Smith Center for Outcomes Research, gathering a wide spectrum of vascular expert opinion to ascertain the role of intravascular imaging in contemporary clinical practice.

Historical milestone
To achieve consensus, the broad, multi-disciplinary, global experts used a rigorous RAND/University of California, Los Angeles appropriateness method. The writing committee generated a systematic and comprehensive list of key clinical scenarios and the role of IVUS in decision-making pathways before voting by a separate committee of world experts in the field who were blind to each other’s responses. The initial results of their work were first shared at a special symposium during the 2021 Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) annual meeting. Subsequently, the Smith Center for Outcomes Research team has released a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) [2] summarizing and systematically appraising the number of observational cohort studies in the peripheral vascular space prior to the late-breaking RCT data from Australia further demonstrating benefits of IVUS-guidance in PVD patients. [3] Dr. Secemsky et al. also published a contemporary review in EuroIntervention [4] showing how IVUS imaging can standardize daily practice decisions through a data-driven approach. In the current JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions publication, the experts established clinical agreement to identify optimal use of IVUS and potential gaps to set a standard across medical subspecialties in order to drive positive outcomes for patients.

“Lack of clarity in the appropriate use of IVUS in peripheral vascular procedures has raised important questions in daily interventional practice,” said Sahil Parikh, MD, Director of Endovascular Services at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. “Establishing the appropriate use criteria recommendations is a historical milestone and foundational step towards improving the quality and safety of peripheral vascular procedures.”

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
Philips is the global leader in IVUS solutions, which are part of the company’s comprehensive portfolio of systems, smart devices, software, and services for peripheral vascular disease aimed at helping clinicians decide, guide, treat, and confirm the right therapy for each patient during their procedure. Phased array IVUS is an important imaging tool used during venous and arterial interventions. It provides the fast plug-and-play usability and high-fidelity image resolution needed for pre-procedural planning, intra-procedural guidance, and post-procedural optimization of therapy for patients. Using an array of miniaturized ultrasound transducers mounted on the tip of a catheter, it captures real-time images of vascular disease inside vessels, enabling physicians to standardize and improve procedure care for their patients. Additional workflow optimization is enabled by integrated suite offerings such as Philips’ Azurion 7 with IntraSight platform.

[1] Benjamin EJ, Muntner P, Alonso A, Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, Carson AP, Chamberlain AM, Chang AR, Cheng S, Das SR, Delling FN, Djousse L, Elkind MSV, Ferguson JF, Fornage M, Jordan LC, Khan SS, Kissela BM, Knutson KL, Kwan TW, Lackland DT, Lewis TT, Lichtman JH, Longenecker CT, Loop MS, Lutsey PL, Martin SS, Matsushita K, Moran AE, Mussolino ME, O’Flaherty M, Pandey A, Perak AM, Rosamond WD, Roth GA, Sampson UKA, Satou GM, Schroeder EB, Shah SH, Spartano NL, Stokes A, Tirschwell DL, Tsao CW, Turakhia MP, VanWagner LB, Wilkins JT, Wong SS, Virani SS., American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2019 Mar 05;139(10):e56-e528. [PubMed]
[2] Natesan S, Mosarla RC, Parikh SA, Rosenfield K, Suomi J, Chalyan D, Jaff M, Secemsky EA. Intravascular ultrasound in peripheral venous and arterial interventions: A contemporary systematic review and grading of the quality of evidence. Vasc Med. 2022 Aug;27(4):392-400. doi: 10.1177/1358863X221092817. Epub 2022 May 12. PMID: 35546056.
[3] Allan RB, Puckridge PJ, Spark JI, Delaney CL. The Impact of Intravascular Ultrasound on Femoropopliteal Artery Endovascular Interventions: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2022 Mar 14;15(5):536-546. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2022.01.001. PMID: 35272779.
[4] Secemsky EA, Parikh SA, Kohi M, Lichtenberg M, Meissner M, Varcoe R, Holden A, Jaff M, Chalyan D, Clair D, Hawkins B, Rosenfield K. Intravascular ultrasound guidance for lower extremity arterial and venous interventions. EuroIntervention. 2022 Apr 19:EIJ-D-21-00898. doi: 10.4244/EIJ-D-21-00898. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35438078.

For further information, please contact:

Joost Maltha
Philips Global Press Office
Tel.: +31 6 10 55 8116
E-mail: joost.maltha@philips.com

Fabienne van der Feer
Philips Global Press Office
Tel.: +31 622 698 001
E-mail: fabienne.van.der.feer@philips.com

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and well-being, and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2021 sales of EUR 17.2 billion and employs approximately 79,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.


Backers, Opponents of Abortion Rights Recalibrate After Surprising Kansas Referendum

A Republican-leaning state in America’s socially conservative heartland recently shocked both sides of the long-running battle over abortion, calling into question the conventional wisdom about how and where the procedure might be restricted or banned.

Voters in Kansas cast ballots last week on a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution that would have eliminated an existing right to abortion. The amendment was expected to pass handily in a state no Democratic presidential contender has won in nearly 60 years and where Donald Trump beat Joe Biden by 15 percentage points in the 2020 election.

Voters rejected the ballot measure, preserving abortion rights.

“The consensus was that Republicans in Kansas were going to ban abortion like in many other conservative states,” University of Georgia political scientist Charles Bullock told VOA. “But we got a big surprise. Kansas voted to uphold abortion protections and the only way to explain it is that the vote exposed a rift. There seems to be a difference between what Republican politicians want and what voters – including some Republican voters – want.”

When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling in June, it gave each U.S. state the ability to decide whether to allow or ban abortion.

Until last week, initial results seemed to follow states’ partisan leanings, with Republican-controlled states moving to outlaw abortions and Democrat-led states preserving and, in some cases, moving to bolster abortion protections.
For example, just days after the Kansas vote, lawmakers in another conservative breadbasket state, Indiana, became the first in the post-Roe era to pass a law banning most abortions. Before the Supreme Court’s June ruling, several Republican-led state legislatures had passed so-called “trigger laws” that restricted or ended access to the procedure once Roe was overturned.

“The difference between Kansas and the states like Indiana,” Bullock said, “is that in Indiana politicians in the legislature voted on the proposed laws, while in Kansas, the public got to vote directly. It turns out that distinction makes a big difference.”

And the Kansas vote was decisive, defeating the anti-abortion-rights amendment 59% to 41%.

While the result will impact the lives of women and families across the Sunflower State, Bullock believes the shock waves could be far reaching.

“Politicians and activists from around the country are watching and analyzing what happened in Kansas,” he said, “and you might see both sides employing the lessons they’re learning when the fight comes to their own states.”

Rift among Republicans

Ann Mah, a Democratic member of the Kansas State Board of Education, remembers the moment she first thought abortion rights backers could win the amendment battle.

“You have these Republican politicians who are always moving to the right to appeal to the loudest members of their base so they can win their primary,” she told VOA, “But I was getting the sense some conservative voters were becoming uneasy with the amount these proposed abortion policies were reaching into their private lives.”

One day as the vote neared, Mah spoke with a neighbor she described as “ultra-conservative.”
“We don’t agree on hardly anything, me and this person,” she said, “but he came to my house and asked for a ‘Vote No’ yard sign because he didn’t support the amendment. That’s when I knew we had a chance.”

Not everyone believes what happened in Kansas will carry over to other states, however.
“I’m not from Kansas or Indiana so I can’t speak to what people do in those states,” said Sarah Zagorski, communications director at Louisiana Right to Life, an anti-abortion-rights advocacy organization, “but I can say that one negative result in a state isn’t necessarily indicative of how the country feels about abortion. For pro-life people here in Louisiana, they just won’t be voting for radical abortion extremists and their policies.”

But former Louisiana state Representative Melissa Flournoy, a Democrat, believes the reality and consequences of the Supreme Court’s abortion decision are only just now registering for many.

Flournoy pointed to a recent case that made national headlines in which a child victim of rape had to be taken to another state in order to terminate a pregnancy.

“We’re confronted with this story about a 10-year-old girl who was raped, became pregnant, and was about to be denied an abortion – that’s shocking to most of America,” Flournoy told VOA. “It’s like, ‘Yes, we really are outlawing abortion in all circumstances.’ It’s disorienting, and the implications are coming into focus, even among some voters who consider themselves pro-life.”

Polling data

An Ipsos/USA Today poll released Wednesday found 54% of respondents would vote to keep or make abortion legal in their state, with 28% indicating they would vote against abortion-rights measures.

While it’s more common for legislatures to handle these matters, voters are increasingly clamoring for a direct say. In Republican-controlled South Dakota, for example, the Kansas vote has spawned an effort to pursue a statewide referendum on reestablishing abortion rights in the state.

Additionally, this November, voters in California, Kentucky, Montana and Vermont will have the opportunity to weigh in on abortion rights via the ballot box, while plans are being finalized to give residents in Colorado and Michigan that same opportunity.
In fact, according to the Ipsos/USA Today poll, 70% of Americans say they want to vote on abortion via state ballots, including 73% of Democrats, 77% of Republicans and 67% of independents.

“Opinion on reproductive choice isn’t only based on party lines,” said Cynthia Lash, chair of the Osage County Democratic Central Committee in Kansas, speaking with VOA. “In our state, several nonpartisan groups formed solely to defeat the amendment. They canvassed, they texted voters in all counties regardless of party affiliation, they developed yard signs, they held rallies — they were much more active than traditional campaigns in reaching out to everyone.”

Osage County is deeply Republican, but even there, 56% of voters opposed the abortion-rights amendment last week.

“In our small, rural county, only 17% of registered voters are Democrats,” Lash said. “Even in the unlikely case that every Democrat and unaffiliated voter voted against the amendment, that means 31% of Republican voters cast a ballot against the amendment as well. That’s how unpopular it was.”

Not all anti-abortion activists, however, are convinced a vote against the amendment was a vote against restricting abortions.

“In Kansas, voters rejected an amendment that allows the legislature to limit or allow abortions as those politicians see fit,” said Laura Knight, president of Pro-Life Mississippi. “Maybe those voters wanted a total ban of abortion. Maybe they felt the amendment wasn’t strong enough. We don’t know.”
Electoral implications

Some in the Republican Party worry they are pushing too far in banning abortion, months before midterm elections that will determine control of the U.S. Congress. This past Sunday, on NBC’s Meet the Press, Representative Nancy Mace of South Carolina compared the impact of anti-abortion initiatives to the fictional portrayal of an America in which women have no rights in a popular U.S. television series.

“It will be an issue in November if we’re not moderating ourselves. ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ is not supposed to be a road map,” Mace said.
Others are urging anti-abortion officeholders to stay true to their beliefs.

“Government officials are elected to vote their conscience, not to check in with the public on everything,” Tara Wicker, who leads Louisiana Black Advocates for Life, told VOA. “Children who are born of rape or incest are still innocent children and we should be protecting them, regardless of how popular that decision is among a subset of voters.”

Bullock from the University of Georgia sees warning signs for advocates of abortion measures who ignore the will of voters.

“Both sides have things they can learn from what we’re seeing in states like Indiana and Kansas,” he said, “and for Republicans, the warning is they seem to be pushing beyond what their voters want. It’s a lesson they’ve been confronted with before, but they don’t seem to be learning it.”

At a time of economic uncertainty in America, the degree to which abortion could determine election outcomes remains to be seen.

A recent poll in the swing state of Nevada by The Nevada Independent, a news website, and OH Predictive Insights, a market research company, showed abortion laws were the second most powerful issue for respondents – behind only the economy. But the gap between the two remained substantial (40% for the economy and 17% for abortion laws).
“Inflation and the economy as a whole is still front-of-mind for most Americans, but that doesn’t mean the abortion debate can’t impact elections this November,” Bullock said. “This is going to be a big issue for suburban white women, many of whom typically vote Republican. If 50,000 here or 100,000 there change their mind in especially tight districts or states, that’s enough to flip a result or two, and potentially even [determine] control of the [U.S.] Senate.”

Source: Voice Of America

New York Health Officials Detect Poliovirus in City Sewage

New York state and city health authorities said Friday that poliovirus, which causes paralytic polio, had been detected in samples of New York City sewage, suggesting the disease likely was circulating in the city.
Their statement followed the initial discovery of the virus in wastewater in neighboring counties in May, June and July. A man in Rockland County, north of New York City, was confirmed to have polio last month.
Health officials fear that the detection of the poliovirus in New York City could precede other cases of paralytic polio. Polio can lead to permanent paralysis of the arms and legs and even death.
In a statement Friday, State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said, “The detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming, but not surprising. … The best way to keep adults and children polio-free is through safe and effective immunization.”
The spread of the virus poses a risk to unvaccinated people, but a three-dose course of the vaccine provides at least 99% protection. Health officials are urging unvaccinated adults to get vaccinated and parents to vaccinate their children if they have not done so.
The health department reports most adults in New York City were vaccinated as children.
Overall, about 86% of children 5 and younger in New York City have been vaccinated, though the city health department said some neighborhoods were lagging.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports polio was once one of the nation’s most feared diseases, with annual outbreaks causing thousands of cases of paralysis, many of them in children.
Vaccines became available in 1955, and a national vaccination campaign cut the annual number of U.S. cases to fewer than 100 in the 1960s and fewer than 10 in the 1970s.

Source: Voice Of America

Laos and Brunei enhance cooperation on trade economic and investment

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR, Mr. Saleumxay Khommasith, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Lao-Brunei Bilateral Cooperation, led the Lao delegation to attend the 3rd meeting of the Joint Committee on Lao-Brunei Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC-3), in theBandar Seri Begawan capital, Brunei Darussalam on August 9-11.
According to the invitation of Dato Erywan Pehin Yusof, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei Darussalam, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Brunei-Lao Bilateral Cooperation to enhance the friendship and cooperation between the two countries Lao-Brunei to be deeper and more effective.
On August 10, there was a Bilateral Cooperation Committee of Lao-Brunei, Brunei-Lao 3rd Bilateral Cooperation Committee meeting (JCBC-3) co-chaired by Mr. Saleumxay Kormasit and Mr. Erywan Pehin Yusof.
The opening speech of the meeting Mr. Saleimxay Kormasit expressed his congratulations to Mr. Erivan Perhin Yusop on the occasion of being appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brunei Darussalam for another term and expressed appreciation for the great success in the ASEAN chairmanship of Brunei Darussalam in 2021.
He also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the government of the Lao PDR for providing support to Brunei in the ASEAN chairmanship in the past year until it was successful.
In the meeting, the two sides appreciated the friendly relations and good cooperation between the two countries Lao-Brunei which has been enhanced day by day effectively and efficiently. At the same time, the meeting also reviewed the results of the development of the mental content of the 2nd bilateral cooperation memorandum in the past.
The two sides expressed their pleasure to continue cooperation in politics-security, national defense-peace protection, and congratulated the military training and exchange which has taken a good step, agree to promote and enhance cooperation on economic, trade-investment by coordinating harmoniously through the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the two countries, encourage cooperation in agriculture, especially possibility study of buying and selling rice and agricultural products, agree to continue cooperation in industry, energy, trade-investment, air transportation, education, sports, human resource development, Labor and social welfare, women’s cooperation and others.
In addition, the two sides jointly discussed the direction of the future cooperation plan to expand and cover many areas of cooperation, aiming to promote cooperation to be more efficient and effective in order to bring real benefits to the people of the two nations Laos-Brunei.
In the coming year of 2023, the two countries agreed to jointly organize various important activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Lao-Brunei diplomatic relations (27/07/1993-27/07/2023).
After complete the meeting, the two sides jointly signed to approve the minutes of the joint committee meeting on Lao-Brunei Bilateral Cooperation, Brunei-Laos 3rd (JC BC-3) with success and the Lao PDR will host the 4th Lao-Brunei bilateral cooperation committee meeting.

Source: Lao News Agency

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  • อายุงานเฉลี่ยของผู้มีความสามารถหด้านบล็อกเชนทั่วโลกคือ 1.2 ปี โดยมีอัตราการลาออกสูง และกระแสนิยมของผู้มีความสามารถส่วนใหญ่ก็อยู่ภายในอุตสาหกรรมบล็อกเชน

VICTORIA, Seychelles, Aug. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKX แพลตฟอร์มสกุลเงินดิจิทัลชั้นนำของโลกและ LinkedIn ซึ่งเป็นเครือข่ายการหางานที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในโลก ได้ร่วมเขียนรายงานที่กล่าวถึงความไม่สมดุลระหว่างอุปทานและอุปสงค์ของผู้มีความสามารถที่มีคุณสมบัติเหมาะสมในอุตสาหกรรมบล็อกเชนทั่วโลก

งานวิจัยเชิงลึกซึ่งอ้างอิงจากการวิเคราะห์ข้อมูลขนาดใหญ่แบบเฉพาะของ LinkedIn ได้รวบรวมข้อมูลจาก 180 ประเทศระหว่างช่วงเดือนมกราคม 2019 ถึงมิถุนายน 2022 ซึ่งครอบคลุมทุกภาคส่วนของบล็อกเชน รวมถึงอุตสาหกรรมย่อยที่ประกอบด้วยการเข้ารหัส การประมวลผลควอนตัม และภาคส่วนการจัดเก็บข้อมูลแบบกระจายศูนย์ ตลอดจนอุตสาหกรรมย่อยที่เกี่ยวข้องอีกกว่า 15 รายการ

จากรายงานเปิดเผยว่า เมื่อมิถุนายม 2022 อุปทานและอุปสงค์ของผู้มีความสามารถด้านบล็อกเชนทั่วโลกนั้นไม่สมดุล เนื่องจากความขาดแคลนผู้สมัครที่มีคุณสมบัติเหมาะสม จำนวนสมาชิกของ LinkedIn ทั้งหมดที่ทำงานด้านบล็อกเชนเพิ่มขึ้น 76% เมื่อเทียบปีต่อปี แต่ผู้สมัครภาคส่วนบล็อกเชนในประเทศหลัก ๆ ส่วนใหญ่มาจากผู้ที่มีประสบการณ์ด้านการเติบโตของผู้มีความสามารถเชิงลบ ในขณะที่จีนมีการเติบโตอย่างมีเสถียรภาพ ซึ่งเป็นข้อยกเว้นสำหรับแนวโน้มนี้

Haider Rafique ประธานเจ้าหน้าที่ฝ่ายการตลาด OKX กล่าวว่า: “จากผลการศึกษาที่เราดำเนินการร่วมกับ LinkedIn สะท้อนถึงการค้นหาผู้มีความสามารถที่ยอดเยี่ยมสำหรับ OKX อย่างต่อเนื่อง เราได้ประกาศไปก่อนหน้านี้ว่าเราจะเพิ่มจำนวนพนักงานขึ้นอีก 30% ภายในสิ้นปีหน้า ซึ่งยังคงเป็นอย่างนั้น ซึ่งผมมั่นใจว่าความเป็นผู้นำของ OKX ในด้านการแลกเปลี่ยนคริปโต ความมุ่งมั่นของเราที่จะสร้างสรรค์สิ่งใหม่ ๆ และปรับปรุงประสบการณ์ของผู้ใช้อย่างต่อเนื่อง และเรามีความมั่นใจว่าบล็อกเชนและ Web 3.0 คืออนาคตที่จะช่วยให้เราดึงดูดผู้มีความสามารถที่ดีที่สุดเข้ามาเรื่อย ๆ”

งานวิจัยยังแสดงให้เห็นว่า อุปสงค์ของผู้มีความสามารถหลักได้เปลี่ยนจากผู้สมัครที่มีทักษะด้านการเงินเป็นทักษะด้านเทคนิค นแง่ของจำนวนตำแหน่งงาน ผู้เชี่ยวชาญด้าน R&D เป็นที่ต้องการอันดับต้น ๆ ของโลก และรองลงมาคือด้านเทคโนโลยีสารสนเทศ ส่วนด้านการจัดการผลิตภัณฑ์ การตลาด และการจัดหางานทรัพยากรบุคคลนั้นอยู่ระดับใกล้ ๆ กัน จากมุมมองของความต้องการรับสมัครงาน ผู้สมัครด้านการเงินอยู่ในอันดับที่ 6

ความท้าทายอีกประการหนึ่งที่รายงานกล่างถึงคือ อายุงานของผู้สมัครน้อยและอัตราการลาออกสูง ายงาน ‘ข้อมูลเชิงลึกขนาดใหญ่เกี่ยวกับผู้มีความสามารถทั่วโลกจาก LinkedIn’ แสดงให้เห็นว่าอายุงานเฉลี่ยของผู้มีความสามารถด้านบล็อกเชนทั่วโลกคือ 1.2 ปี รายงานยังแสดงให้เห็นอีกว่า นอกเหนือจากการเข้ามาสมัครจำนวนมากของผู้มีความสามารถจากบริษัทการเงินและเทคโนโลยีแบบเก่าแล้ว การเคลื่อนไหวของผู้มีความสามารถในอุตสาหกรรมบล็อกเชนทั่วโลกนั้นขึ้นอยู่กับกระแสนิยมภายในอุตสาหกรรมเป็นหลัก

Linda Tse ผู้จัดการฝ่ายสรรหาผู้มีความสามารถสากล OKX กล่าวว่า: “ในฐานะอุตสาหกรรมชายขอบที่กำลังนิยมซึ่งได้รับผลกระทบจากแนวโน้มผู้มีความสามารถของภาคส่วนบล็อกเชนทั้งหลาย การแข่งขันสำหรับผู้สมัครที่มีคุณภาพสูงและการเคลื่อนไหวของผู้มีความสามารถบ่อยครั้งเป็นสิ่งที่หลีกเลี่ยงไม่ได้ ดังที่ OKX เคยกล่าวว่า การให้ความสำคัญกับนวัตกรรม การพัฒนาวิชาชีพ ความสมดุลระหว่างชีวิตและการทำงาน และกรอบความคิดที่ขับเคลื่อนด้วยจุดมุ่งหมายของเราซึ่งสนับสนุนกลยุทธ์การเติบโตของผู้มีความสามารถของเรา เราได้รับใบสมัครงานเกือบ 19,000 ตำแหน่งในเดือนพฤษภาคม 2022 และจำนวนใบสมัครงานก็เพิ่มขึ้นเรื่อย ๆ”

สามารถดูรายงานผู้มีความสามารถด้านอุตสาหกรรมบล็อกเชนทั่วโลกของ OKX/LinkedIn ได้ที่ OKX.com และที่ LinkedIn

สำหรับข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม โปรดติดต่อ:

เกี่ยวกับ OKX
OKX เป็นแอปซื้อขายคริปโตและ Web3 Ecosystem ชั้นนำ OKX ได้รับความไว้วางใจจากลูกค้าทั่วโลกมากกว่า 20 ล้านรายในตลาดโลกกว่า 180 แห่ง OKX ขึ้นชื่อว่าเป็นแอปซื้อขายคริปโตที่เร็วและน่าเชื่อถือที่สุดสำหรับนักลงทุนและเทรดเดอร์มืออาชีพทั่วโลก

หากต้องการเรียนรู้เพิ่มเติมเกี่ยวกับ OKX ดาวน์โหลดแอปของเราหรือไปที่: okx.com