Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) 2015 annual report.Company ProfileNorthern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc is a milling company in Nigeria which mills wheat and other grains and sells its products under the Golden Penny brand name. Products produced by Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc include wheat flour, semovita, wheat offal, masaflour, germ flour, masavita and corn offal. Its retail and wholes range for banking and confectionary includes Golden Penny flour, Golden Penny sugar and Golden Penny rice. The company’s head office is in Kano, Nigeria. Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
White orcs, smartphones and Disney movies all crop up in this chat with the England captain LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Who makes you laugh in the Northampton squad?Paul Hill. He’s a polite young fella but a bit of a busybody. He likes to think he’s book-smart but he’s not. He just watches a documentary and becomes educated overnight. Also, he walks through the changing room with dirty boots. He’s always forgetting his towel and dries himself with his kit. He brings a lot of the grief on himself.Do you have any phobias?I try to take on my fears. I wouldn’t like to jump out of a plane or bungee but I’d do it. I don’t like deep, dark water but I’d swim in it. Snakes and spiders aren’t great but I’ve held them.Is there anything that annoys you?Bad manners really get to me. Respect needs to be part of any walk of life and manners, like kindness, are free. You need to think about people – don’t be inconsiderate.I hate phones too. I know I’m as drawn to mine as anyone but I see it infiltrating rugby with the Instagram generation. With every game, kids need to take a photo and it’s all about the likes. They have headphones on the bus and Snapchat their kit. That’s not for me.Are there any no-nos in the Saints changing room?Phones again. I’ve made it clear that I worry where players’ heads are if they’re connecting with the outside world when they should be focusing on the changing room, which is a special place. Players should be concentrating on their role in the game. It grates with me, or maybe I’m just getting old.Name game: Sam Underhill has been given a few nicknames by Dylan Hartley. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat are the funniest nicknames in the England squad?We’ve got a young pup, Sam Underhill, and I call him Dogboy – it’s hygiene and ringworm related. I also call him The White Orc because he looks like that Lord of the Rings character. And I call him Keith for some reason.What is your nickname?Eddie (Jones) calls me The Butcher. You’ll have to ask him why. With others it’s just Dyls or Skips. You don’t have to call me Sir.Most embarrassing moment in rugby? I’ve had a few red cards, some in front of 90,000 people. At the time it feels like your whole world is collapsing. It may be funny to people reading about it but it’s beyond humbling; it’s harrowing in fact.Who would you least like to be left alone in a lift with?Unlike most people, I think I’d find Donald Trump entertaining – I’m not into politics. I also find Katie Hopkins pretty amusing. Maybe I’m strange.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREDo you have any hidden talents?I can juggle. Well, I can’t juggle knives but I can do a few balls. I’m not sure it’s a talent but I love Lego and I’ve started buying it for my daughter, Thea. She’s interested but doesn’t have the dexterity yet. It’s good for creativity and passing the time. I know Jack Nowell’s into it too.What’s your guilty pleasure?Moana, the Disney movie. My daughter loves it, so it’s on 24/7. I shouldn’t admit it but it’s grown on me.Funny man: James Corden is a big hit in the US and with Hartley. Photo: Getty ImagesWho would be your three dream dinner party guests?First up, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. His stories are amazing. I’ve met him before and the things he’s done on mountains, before WiFi, GPS and Gore-Tex, are remarkable. Stephen Hawking is also an incredible guy. I’d like to pick his brains about a few existential things. Then you’d need someone funny. How about James Corden? He makes me laugh but I’m not sure how that mix would go.What do you miss about New Zealand?My parents, a lot. You can be anywhere in the world but as long as you have the people around who love you, you’ll be happy. I miss not being at my brother’s and his kids’ birthdays. FaceTime is great but it’s not the same as being there. I’m sounding sentimental, aren’t I? Leading man: Dylan Hartley in action against Argentina in November. Photo: Getty Images TAGS: Northampton Saints What do you want to do post-rugby?Personally, I want to be more involved in my family life. Professionally I’d like to be involved with Northampton Saints in some capacity. That was my thinking in signing a contract until near retirement age. I love the club dearly. We’ve laid down roots and are in a good place.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here From the Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeOrange County deputies have determined that Cristopher Luis Medina Fernandez is a Person of Interest in a Homicide which occurred on Friday, August 12th, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Deputies responded to the area of J. Lawson Boulevard and Boggy Creek Road in reference to a vehicle driving into a lake.On August 13th, 2016, a body was recovered from the lake and it was later determined the victim had suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.There is up to a $5,000 reward for information.If you have information on Fernandez, please call Crimeline at 800-423-8477. You may remain anonymous. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCrimelineOrange County Sheriff’s Officeperson of interest Previous articleMake Valentine’s Day special with a wedding at the Clerk’s officeNext articleArts for ALL Day introduces families to arts and culture Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Photographs: Antonio Mundi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 310 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houses ArchDaily CopyHouses•Zapallar, Chile Save this picture!© Antonio Mundi+ 26Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887387/zapallar-house-sebastian-mundi-plus-antonio-mundi Clipboard Photographs Projects Chile “COPY” Year: Manufacturers: Casablanca, Coggiola Mármoles, PRIETOArchitect In Charge:Sebastián Mundi, Antonio MundiConstructor:Juan Eduardo SaavedraEngineer:Alberto RamirezLandscape Design:Macarena Calvo, Sofía Calvo, Cristobal ElguetaCity:ZapallarCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Antonio Mundi“Being part of the geography and landscape of the hill“The main principle of the house’s design is to incorporate the steep slope of the site and the native flora of the hill. The site is located on a hill 300 meters away from the sea, where the seaside fog and the surrounding ravine make an ideal spot for native flora to flourish.Save this picture!© Antonio MundiThe first decision was to create a volume that could be opaque and hermetic to the east but also open and permeable to the west, to enable both the continuation of the landscape of the hill and also to maximise the geography of the site and the views to the sea.Save this picture!© Antonio MundiSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Antonio MundiIn order to create the continuity of the native landscape we used green roofs, pebbles, and stones, and architectural related elements such as windows, stairs, and balusters to generate the openings to the sea.Save this picture!Top FloorAs a result, the house “disappears” from the upper level of the site as it follows the landscape of the hill, whilst from the lower level of the site the house “appears” as an independent mass over the site.Save this picture!© Antonio MundiThe design of the landscape looks to keep the existing species, and adding native species only. The shapes of the gardens follow the levels of the site, creating diagonal containment walls and footpaths that contrast with the orthogonal geometry of the house.Save this picture!© Antonio MundiThe layout of the house is arranged around three internal patios, which brings the landscape of the hill into the interior of the house. This also allows natural light to flow into the dark spaces, created by the hermetic volume covered by the geography of the hill.Save this picture!© Antonio MundiThe project is distributed by two terraced levels, making the roof of the lower level work as a deck for the upper level. The upper level has an “L” shape with north-west orientation. This level contains the common areas, the entrance hall, and the master bedroom. The lower level has a series of bedrooms linearly distributed.Save this picture!© Antonio MundiThe entire house is built in reinforced concrete created by thick pine timber formwork, this gives a neutral colour that merges with the landscapes and makes the house more durable against coastal weather.Save this picture!© Antonio MundiOriginally published on January 21st, 2018Project gallerySee allShow lessLiving Architecture ‘Astrocyte’ Questions Whether Buildings Can Think and CareArticlesArchitecture and the Bare Body: 15 Spaces for Healing, Relaxing and BathingArticles Share 2017 Zapallar House / Sebastián Mundi + Antonio Mundi Zapallar House / Sebastián Mundi + Antonio MundiSave this projectSaveZapallar House / Sebastián Mundi + Antonio Mundi CopyAbout this officeSebastián Mundi, Antonio MundiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapallarChilePublished on January 21, 2018Cite: “Zapallar House / Sebastián Mundi + Antonio Mundi” [Casa Zapallar / Sebastián Mundi, Antonio Mundi] 21 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Research / statistics Melanie May | 9 September 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Potential good news for charities – two-thirds of UK workers surveyed for a recent study say they are financially better off since lockdown.The Censuswide survey, commissioned by Eskenzi PR, questioned 1,000 people and found that 30% said they saved on lunches by working from home, 60% of people saved money by not going out, and 50% saved on commuting costs.Sector by sector, the study found that almost 90% of those employed in the financial sector reported savings. Those in IT, Legal, HR and Education also managed to increase their savings while 65% of retail workers, builders and manual labourers questioned reported being better off financially since March 2020.Workers managed to save an average of £820 over the 6-month lockdown period by making lunch at home – based on an average cost of eating out at lunch of £3.56, Monday to Friday. Scaled up, this could reach £8.1bn saved on out-of-home lunches nationwide the study claims.The survey also found that 30% of respondents believed they won’t be back in the office until 2021, and 75% reported that their employers will allow flexible working, enabling these saving patterns to continue.Yvonne Eskenzi, Co-founder of Eskenzi PR commented:“Eskenzi PR’s survey shows that workers aren’t keen to rush back to work full time with saving costs by not commuting and buying lunches being a major factor. However, for 40% they’re ready to go back to work for 2 to 3 days a week. It all comes down to the employers now – will most of them allow their staff the freedom to work flexibility?” Advertisement 311 total views, 2 views today 312 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Pandemic’s lockdown leaves UK workers better off, survey shows
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narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 90.2 million people worldwide and killed over 1.9 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Jan 11, 10:42 amPalestinian health ministry approves Russian vaccineSputnik V, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia, has been registered by the Palestinian Ministry of Health for emergency use in Palestinian self-ruled territory, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund announced Monday.The first shipment of doses is expected to arrive next month, according to a press release from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which is responsible for worldwide marketing of the vaccine.The RDIF didn’t say how many doses would be shipped to the Palestinian Authority — which governs parts of the West Bank under interim peace deals with Israel — but that supplies would be facilitated by manufacturing partners in India, China, South Korea and other countries.As of Jan. 5, the World Health Organization had recorded more than 157,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the occupied Palestinian territories, including at least 1,578 deaths.Jan 11, 9:29 amModerna vaccine doses arrive in France More than 50,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. biotechnology company Moderna are expected to arrive in France on Monday, according to a statement from the country’s health ministry.France should have nearly eight million doses of the Moderna vaccine by the end of June, the health ministry said.Last week, the European Medicines Agency authorized the Moderna vaccine for use across the European Union. Another COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech was approved two weeks earlier. Both vaccines are administered in two doses.French Health Minister Olivier Veran told Europe 1 radio that the Moderna doses will then be sent to towns and cities with the highest virus circulation. The doses should reach vaccination centers by Wednesday, he said.By the end of the weekend, Veran said, more than 100,000 people should have received a first dose of the vaccine.France has faced criticism for a slow vaccine rollout compared to its EU neighbors.Jan 11, 7:24 amMexico detects first case of UK variantA new, more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that was first detected in the United Kingdom has now been discovered in Mexico.The strain, called B117, was confirmed in a 56-year-old foreign citizen who had traveled from Amsterdam to Mexico City on Dec. 28, and then to the northeastern city of Matamoros the following day. The individual was asymptomatic when he arrived in the country, according to Mexico’s director general of epidemiology, Jose Luis Alomia Zegarra.After testing positive for COVID-19, the man was admitted to a Mexican hospital last week where he remains intubated, Zegarra said.Genomic sequencing of the patient’s sample that tested positive for COVID-19 revealed its B117 lineage. More than 500 suspected cases of the U.K. variant have been tested in Mexico, but this is the country’s first verified case, according to Zegarra.Mexican health authorities are tracking contacts of the patient, including people who traveled on the same flight. Two individuals who showed symptoms have since tested negative for COVID-19, while another 31 are asymptomatic and remain in isolation. Officials have been unable to locate 12 others, Zegarra said.The highly contagious strain has become prevalent in London and other parts of southeast England, after first being identified in the English county of Kent in September. The B117 variant has since been detected in over a dozen other countries.Jan 11, 6:40 amSeychelles becomes first African nation to roll out COVID-19 vaccineSeychelles, an island nation of just under 100,000 people, has begun immunizing its population against COVID-19 with a vaccine developed by China’s state-owned pharmaceutical company, Sinopharm.Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan became the first African head of state to receive the Sinopharm vaccine on Sunday, as the country officially launched a national COVID-19 immunization campaign — the first in Africa to do so. The Seychelles Ministry of Health began administering the shot to priority groups on Monday, starting with health care professionals and other front-line workers, according to a press release from the president’s office.Last month, China authorized Sinopharm’s vaccine for general use after the company announced that preliminary data from late-stage trials had shown it to be 79.3% effective. The shot is administered in two doses.The United Arab Emirates donated 50,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine to Seychelles. India offered 100,000 doses of another COVID-19 vaccine developed by England’s University of Oxford and British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, which are due to arrive in Seychelles at the end of the month, according to the president’s office.“With such a robust vaccination campaign, Seychelles aims to be the first country in the world to vaccinate at least 70% of its over 18 population,” Ramkalawan said in a statement Sunday. “From there, we will be able to declare Seychelles as being COVID safe. This will allow us to reopen our economy.”Seychelles, an Indian Ocean archipelago located off the coast of East Africa, has reported 508 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, including at least one death, according to the latest data from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Jan 11, 5:44 amUS reports over 213,000 new casesThere were 213,905 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the sixth straight day that the country has reported more than 200,000 newly confirmed infections. Sunday’s tally is less than the all-time high of 302,506 new cases, which the country logged on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 1,814 new deaths from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide Sunday, down from the country’s peak of 4,194 fatalities on Jan. 7, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the holidays followed by a potentially very large backlog.A total of 22,409,131 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 374,329 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of the pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4 and reaching 200,000 for the first time on Nov. 27.Jan 11, 5:16 amWHO experts probing virus origins travel to China, as country marks one year since 1st COVID-19 deathA group of experts from the World Health Organization are set to arrive in China on Thursday for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.China’s National Health Commission confirmed the upcoming visit in a brief statement Monday, saying the WHO team would be meeting with Chinese scientists to conduct joint scientific research on the virus’ origin. It’s unclear exactly where they will be carrying out their research and whether they will travel to the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus was first detected in December 2019.The visit follows negotiations between both sides, with WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressing disappointment last week over delays with the probe.Meanwhile, China marked one year on Monday since confirming its first death from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. China’s National Health Commission has since reported more than 87,000 cases of COVID-19 on the Chinese mainland, including at least 4,634 deaths, though those figures are believed to be much higher.Jan 11, 4:30 amRussia detects first cases of UK variantA new, more contagious variant of the novel coronavirus that was first detected in the United Kingdom has now been discovered in Russia.The strain, called B117, was confirmed among four Russian citizens who had tested positive for COVID-19 upon returning from the U.K., Russia’s chief sanitary doctor, Anna Popova, told reporters Sunday evening.After being identified in England in late December, B117 has become prevalent in London and other parts of southeast England.Last month, Russia joined the growing list of countries to suspend flights from the U.K. amid rising COVID-19 infections and concerns about the highly infectious variant there.With more than 3.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, Russia has the fourth-highest tally of diagnosed infections in the world, followed by the U.K., according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Russia confirmed 23,315 new cases and 436 additional deaths from the disease on Sunday, according to the country’s coronavirus headquarters.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. 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Seasonal haul-out patterns and diet of individually marked leopard seals (Hydrurga leptonyx) were investigated at Bird Island, South Georgia during the 1983–96 winters. A total of 2956 leopard seal sightings were made, and 121 seals were tagged during the study, mainly between 1993 and 1996. Photographs of scars and pelage patterns were also used to identify a subset of these individuals across years, which provided no evidence of tag loss between or within years. Leopard seals were observed between April and November; the mean time between the first and last sightings in each year was 208 d (s d ± 48). Between 1993–96, eight seals were resident around the island for more than 100 d, and the longest recorded residence was 130 d. The proportion of tagged seals resighted was 0.35 and 0.17 in 1995 and 1996 respectively. Based on estimates of body length, 70% were not sexually mature. There was considerable inter-annual variation in abundance, with a maximum of 502 sightings during 1994, compared with a minimum of 21 during 1986 and 1989. Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) were the main prey item (58% of kills observed and 53% of scats). Other items included penguins (28% of kills observed and 20% of scats) and fish (24% of scats). Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) and seabirds other than penguins were also present in the diet in small quantities.
Home » News » Marketing » BREAKING: world’s first blockchain property portal to launch in UK previous nextMarketingBREAKING: world’s first blockchain property portal to launch in UKWatch out Rightmove! OpenBricks says its technology will enable agents to vote democratically on every aspect of its operation including fee levels and marketing expenditure and will cost £100 a month per branch.Nigel Lewis4th December 201903,036 Views A new property portal that will be controlled by the industry using blockchain technology is to launch in January after a prolonged period of preparation and testing with six agents.OpenBricks claims to be a world first and hopes to sign up estate agents as many businesses within the industry baulk at the huge cost of using the main portals, but particularly Rightmove.It is due to soft launch in the New Year and officially throw open its digital doors to agents at the end of January, charging £100 a branch.The company’s senior management admits that agents may roll their eyes at news of another wannabe rival to Rightmove, Zoopla and OTM.But they claim that OpenBricks is the first of its kind in the world because the ‘portal’ won’t have a central controlling entity or many staff and will exist on agents’ own servers as a ‘network’.“The blockchain technology will prevent us from turning the screws and hiking up the fees; it will be the agents who decide that and not the board of OpenBricks. It’s your portal,” says Chief Operating Officer Adam Piggott (left).Its senior team include figures with varied experience including at Premier division football clubs, banking and property funds, HM government and the property industry.Piggott is a former lettings agent who founded a sizeable management portfolio in London before selling out to Countrywide in 2014. He went on to back online lettings agency MakeurMove and is also an investor in rent recognition platform CreditLadder.“OnTheMarket was never the level playing field it promised from the outset, and it’s ended up being the same as Rightmove; agents can’t control their data or the price they’re being charged for its service,” he says.Piggott claims the OpenBrix model differs because it uses blockchain for the first time ‘outside of finance, anywhere in the world’.“Our de-centralised portal will be a big ‘spider’s web’ network linking agents together and enabling them to control how they share their listings rather than handing it over to a portal – because with OpenBricks there won’t be a central entity.“Each agency will pay the same and be given one vote which they can use when being balloted on subjects such as marketing budgets, who gets discounts or membership fee increases or reductions.”Piggott says agents will have access to unlimited uploads and that so far OpenBricks has 204 agents who are keen to get involved, and that he aims to have 2,000 signed up by the end of next year.Listen to the full interview with Adam Piggott on the Properganda website. openbricks Adam Piggott Makeurmove December 4, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Share this article View post tag: craft View post tag: Naval View post tag: PP12 Vietnam: Acupuncturist with PP12 Re-Visits His Ancient Craft View post tag: Ancient View post tag: News by topic July 16, 2012 A volunteer acupuncturist with Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) dipped into the well of ancient knowledge to better understand his craft while working in Vinh, Vietnam, July 13.Aaron Cook, an acupuncturist from University of California San Diego, met with Phan Thi Thuy Duong, an acupuncture specialist at the Vihn City Hospital, to gain new insight into a medical craft that has been used for more than 700 years.Acupuncture was added to the PP12 mission in Vietnam and will be offered to patients and crewmembers aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), currently off the coast of Vinh.Phan said Vietnamese acupuncture is used to treat disease and pain, along with a number of other ailments, using needling techniques, various herbal teas, and electrical stimulation to help patients feel healthier and more comfortable.“We use a needle to put in the skin to test various pressure points on the body to either test or treat different things,” she said. “Every case is slightly different, but we use methods to get desired affects with the patients.”Although there are multiple styles of acupuncture throughout the world, prominently in Eastern civilizations, many of the same techniques are used everywhere. According to traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating points on the body with needles can correct imbalances in the body’s circulation system.Cook said he was very happy that many techniques he uses in the United States are the same as those used in a culture that has been practicing it for so long.“For me, this has been a huge cultural opportunity,” he said. “It is a new thing in the United States, so seeing for myself that what we do there is so similar to how they do things here, where they have been doing it for hundreds of years, made me feel very good about the practices I have seen back home.”Cook added that although a lot of the processes he uses are similar, there is an important social difference between East and West.“The main difference is that in the U.S. a lot of people are afraid of acupuncture because they are afraid it is going to hurt. It really makes them afraid, so you have to be gentle,” he said. “Here, it is much more accepted and people seem to understand the practice and benefits better. So, they are able to do stronger needling.”Cook’s Vietnamese counterpart, Duong, said it was great working with someone from a different culture to provide, and gain valuable information.“Working with Dr. Cook was a great experience,” she said. “We found out a lot of common practices and were able to show each other some of the differences.”Cook agreed with Duong and added that he will take the new techniques home with him. “It was a great learning experience and a great way to pick up new skills.”Mercy’s multi-national, multi-organizational crew provides a variety of medical, dental, optometry and veterinary care and civil engineering projects free of charge for area residents in support of PP12.Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission which brings together U.S. military personnel, host and partner nations, non-government organizations and international agencies to build stronger relationships and develop disaster response capabilities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 16, 2012; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Vietnam: Acupuncturist with PP12 Re-Visits His Ancient Craft View post tag: His View post tag: Acupuncturist Training & Education View post tag: Re-Visits View post tag: with View post tag: Navy