Tag: 上海419龙凤CD

Go back to the enewsletter Pullman Hotels Res

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Pullman Hotels & Resorts is relaunching its Tapastry menu to showcase the best of regionally grown ingredients on small plates.Under the direction of Pullman’s Culinary Ambassador, Justin North, the new menus support local providores and align with the trend to provide lighter, high-protein options.To be enjoyed in the bar or as a casual dining experience, 3 ‘Signature Series’ Justin North dishes will be presented across all hotels as well as 5 ‘Locally Grown’ plates created by hotel Executive Chefs, highlighting the best produce available in local regions.North described the menu as a celebration of Australian producers using regionally grown, consciously sourced ingredients and said that Glacier 51 Toothfish, half-shell Queensland deep sea prawns and Zokoko chocolate were great examples of this.“Taking in the trend towards high-protein dishes, my new ‘Signature Series’ plates provide fresh, low-carb options, perfect for business and health-conscious travellers.“The beauty of tapas-style plates is that you can experience many different flavours in the one sitting, often in the one dish, giving you an appreciation for the local destination and its variety of produce,” North said.“Each plate is a small, colourful work of art that comes together to create the perfect experience for the senses, similar to the beauty of a tapestry.”Some of the locally sourced ingredients to feature on the menu include fresh prawns from local supplier Santiago Prawn Trawler at Pullman Port Douglas; Sunny Ridge strawberries from Simon George & Sons and handmade goats cheese, with a herb and citric flavour, from Meredith’s Goats Cheese in Melbourne; at Palm Cove, large-mouth nannygai (saddletail snapper) sourced from Cairns waters will be on the menu from Preston Seafoods Cairns; while in Sydney and Magenta Shores, labna and quark cheese from Binnorie Dairy in the Hunter Valley will please cheese-lovers.All plates on the menu are appropriately paired with a drink to accompany their meal, be it a Clare Valley Riesling or a martini.“How people experience food is changing, with shorter gatherings before going out to another occasion or event becoming more prevalent. This, together with an increased desire for a variety of different flavours to experience the local culture from our guests, is at the centre of Pullman’s refreshed Tapestry concept,” said Simon McGrath, COO of AccorHotels Pacific.“We are delighted to bring our guests a taste of some of the best regional produce available through these new Tapastry plates. They offer a sense of place and also celebrate the diverse range of local ingredients we have available in Australia.”The Tapastry concept was developed by Pullman in 2013 in response to the changing nature of dining habits globally.Tapastry by Justin North is available in 11 Pullman Hotels & Resorts across Australia.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Read More

Creating a Doctor Deficit Is a Bad Move for Rural Minnesota Healthcare

first_imgShare36TweetShare2Email38 Shares“Minnesota Farm” by Derek BakkenApril 6, 2017, Red Wing Republican EagleUCare Minnesota, established in 1984 by the Department of Family Practice at the University of Minnesota Medical School, is an independent, nonprofit health plan (the state’s fourth-largest) providing health coverage and services to more than 300,000 members. For the past ten years, UCare funded a critical residency program for primary care doctors preparing to practice in rural Minnesota communities. Lost profits resulting from the state legislature’s prohibiting UCare from selling insurance to Medicaid patients now threaten the continuation of this vital rural residency program past June. Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota House of Representatives are proposing to add $14 million over two years to the state’s support of the medical school to support the residency program, but the state Senate’s higher education funding bill does not include any additional spending to replace lost UCare dollars.According to UCare Chairman Dr. Macaran Baird, “It wouldn’t happen in a week, or a month, maybe a couple years, but that would all dwindle away because we wouldn’t have the money to fund these programs.…It would undermine one of the fundamentally wonderful things about the University of Minnesota medical school.”Already, the number of graduates from the university residency program has declined by about 10 percent over the past five years. While the American medical system is known for expensive drugs and heroic end-of-life care, rural health care is not a priority. NPQ recently reported on the alarming rate of rural hospital closings. The deteriorating state of rural health care outcomes since 1990 is a consistent subject addressed by NPQ.According to the National Rural Health Association, family physicians comprise only 15 percent of the nation’s outpatient physician workforce, but they provide 42 percent of the care in rural areas. Rural residents have greater transportation difficulties reaching health care providers, often traveling great distances to reach a doctor or hospital. Rural communities have more uninsured residents, as well as higher rates of unemployment, which also limits access to health care.The patient-to-primary care physician ratio in rural areas is only 39.8 physicians per 100,000 people, compared to 53.3 physicians per 100,000 in urban areas.Measured in terms of income, rural Americans are more likely to live below the poverty level. About 25 percent of rural children live in poverty. According to a recent report published the British medical journal The Lancet, income inequality means wealthy Americans now live up to 15 years longer than poor Americans.According to the Center for Rural Affairs, 14.6 percent of rural households receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, while 10.9 percent of metropolitan households receive assistance.The Red Wing Republican Eagle profiles a recent university residency graduate, Dr. Sufian Zayed. Dr. Zayed practices family medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Mankato.“As much as I love serving people, working with them and helping them, I feel sometimes that the shortage is definitely impacting that whole process,” he said. “We don’t have physicians out there working in these areas and supporting populations out there.”As rural America becomes more elderly, sick, and poor, innovation and the adoption of new care delivery and payment models are the challenges facing Dr. Zayed, his alma mater, and the Minnesota state legislature today.—James SchafferShare36TweetShare2Email38 Shareslast_img read more

Read More