By Jennifer Wells Business Columnist Sun., March 24, 2019 When Doris and Donald Fisher opened their first Gap store, on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, in the summer of ’69, they didn’t start out selling Gap jeans, for the simple reason that Gap jeans didn’t exist. The only jeans the Fishers did sell were Levi’s, alongside records and tapes, under a retail banner that played on the concept of the Generation Gap consumer. (Life magazine had published a Generation Gap cover the previous spring, when Bobby Kennedy had won in Indiana, and the war in Vietnam dragged horrifically on, and an uncle smoked pot with his nephew in order to write about the experience for the magazine. “It expanded my consciousness. No kidding.” ) I cite this piece of trivia in homage, really, to the tenacity and resurgence of Levi’s long after the disappearance of Landlubber and slush-sucking Howicks and name-your-teenage-jeans and long after Gap … [Read more...] about Levi’s has a history of ethical manufacturing. Can those principles survive now it’s a public company?
By Jason Henry | [email protected] | Pasadena Star NewsPUBLISHED: March 14, 2019 at 2:20 pm | UPDATED: March 14, 2019 at 7:38 pm Santa Anita Park announced it will crack down on the use of medication and whips at its racetrack following the death Thursday of a 22nd horse at its winter meet. In an open letter, Stronach Group President Belinda Stronach said the company’s Santa Anita and Golden Gate racetracks would become the first North America racing venues to follow strict standards set by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. “The sport of horse racing is the last great sporting legacy platform to be modernized,” she wrote. “If we expect our sport to grow for future generations, we must raise our standards.” Roughly 50 horses die per year at Santa Anita Park, according to two decades of racing statistics obtained from the California Horse Racing Board. It is one of the most used — and deadliest — tracks in the state. An … [Read more...] about Santa Anita takes historic steps to tighten rules on medication, whips after 22nd horse death
The university received the noble award as it is celebrating its 70th founding anniversary (March 10, 1949-2019). On the occasion, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong also sent a congratulatory letter to doctors and officers of the university. Addressing the event, PM Phuc lauded the achievements the university’s doctors, nurses, officers and soldiers have reaped in developing the military medical sector, contributing to the great progress of the country’s healthcare sector. The PM noted that doctors trained by the Vietnam Military Medical University have been present in all areas of the country, especially in remote, border and island localities, contributing to the national development and defence. Along with taking care of soldiers and local people’s health, they have engaged in socio-economic development activities, he said. The Government leader requested the university works towards the target of becoming a centre for medical training, … [Read more...] about Vietnam Military Medical University honoured with Ho Chi Minh Order
Delegates press the button to kick off the 2019 Việt Nam Medical Film Days in Hà Nội on Wednesday. — VNS Photo Thanh HảiViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health has launched the 2019 Việt Nam Medical Film Days in Hà Nội as part of activities to celebrate the 64th Việt Nam Physician Day on February 27. Speaking at the opening ceremony, health minister Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến highlighted health issues as an attractive and endless topic for artists. “On behalf of the health sector, I have deeply appreciated efforts of documentary film artists. They have created extremely precious image annals on operation history of the Vietnamese health sector that helps doctors and health workers understand history and continue to inherit and promote the traditions and achievements of previous generations,” said Tiến. During the three-day event, 10 films will be shown at the health ministry, the … [Read more...] about Medical Film Days begin in Hà Nội
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, who delights in confounding health experts with his junk food cravings and disinclination to exercise, underwent an annual medical checkup Friday. The Marine One helicopter returned him to the White House from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburb of Bethesda after a full 4 hours of prodding, poking, and testing. Dressed in a long dark overcoat and his signature red tie, Trump gave a thumb's up, but did not respond to reporters' questions about how he was feeling. It was unclear how many of the test results would eventually be made public. Last year, everything from the president's cholesterol levels (high) to weight (too high at 239 pounds, or 108 kilograms) was released. Trump's then chief physician, Ronny Jackson, also held an unusually detailed press conference in which he declared Trump to be in "excellent health." Jackson, a navy rear admiral, has since run into trouble over alleged ethical misconduct and a … [Read more...] about ‘Good genes’ Trump gets annual medical exam