Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Review Singapore Island Hotels – What To Do


To some, Galveston will always be an island defined by its storied past, its 19th-century elegance, big-city ambitions, notorious seaport and even more notorious storms. But visitors to the island these days might be forgiven for thinking they’ve happened upon a new golden age, one even more glorious than the last.

From world-class museums to brand-spanking-new cruise ships, from the explosion in entertainment and dining options to the ever-growing number of places to stay, shop, and explore, this is not your grandfather’s Galveston – or your father’s, for that matter. Except that it is.

The atmosphere is still as warm and friendly as the breezes. The beaches – as beautiful and inviting as they’ve ever been- still go on forever. It’s Galveston as you always knew it, and always knew it could be.

Fortunately, the island offers a wide variety of accommodations, from swanky resorts and beach houses to budget-conscious lodging and cozy bed-and-breakfasts. Choosing the place that’s right for you may seem like an overwhelming task, but the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to help!

Moody Gardens Offers New Attractions, Discounts for Spring Break

Spring break is almost here and Moody Gardens is offering new attractions, experiences and discounts to provide an enjoyable daytrip or extended vacation at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas.

Spring Break on a Budget

It’s that time of the year when the sun’s rays provide the perfect backdrop for dancing, partying and flirting during the annual freedom pilgrimage called Spring Break Galveston. It takes place March 1 – April 30.

Galveston’s Pier 21 – An All Day Affair

Galveston’s Pier 21 has restaurants, an exclusive hotel, marina, theater, harbor tours and attractions.

#LoveGalveston Photo Contest – A Chance to Win Cash, and Be the Face of Galveston

There’s nothing like spending “island time” with your family, taking in the Galveston coast while making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. While your memories may be priceless, capturing them in a photograph could lead to some extra bonuses.

Get a Taste of Downtown Galveston

Galveston’s 70-block historic downtown is a veritable treasure chest of culture

10 Reasons You Should Get On “Island Time” in Galveston

The advent of spring in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets.

Exploring Galveston’s Past through Museums, Attractions and Historic Buildings

When visiting the beach or relaxing at one of Galveston’s renowned resort hotels, the island’s historic past might not be the first thing that comes to mind.

Group Activities Beckon & Abound on Galveston Island

If you’re looking for group activities, there’s plenty of things to on our charming little island.

An Art Lover’s Guide to Downtown

What comes to mind when you think of Galveston? Most visitors might say sand, surf and seafood; you may be surprised to know there’s a nice bit of art out there as well.

Rare & Endangered Pygmy Slow Loris Twins Born at Moody Gardens

Guests will see double in 2017 as the Moody Gardens Rainforest staff celebrated the birth of two small, fuzzy Pygmy Slow Loris twins in the Nocturnal Exhibit of the Rainforest Pyramid.

Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Review Singapore Island Hotels Hope you experience this “causeway cure” where flip-flops replace dress shoes and the scenery.

Join a group thrilled you have decided to explore Galveston Island.


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What Constitutes A Good Criminal Defense Lawyer?


Criminal defense lawyers are an exceptional class of experts, highly demanded and selected with a lot of care from a number of other professional lawyers. In order to be an effective criminal lawyer you need to be knowledgeable, along with numerous other traits that will make you friendlier as well as more professional. Criminal defense lawyers represent institutions or clients suspected of illegal misbehaviour. Public defenders are defense lawyers, hired by the government, to defend suspected criminals.


A criminal defense lawyer does the following:

  • Investigates the case and interviews the witnesses
  • Research case law, rulings, offenses codes and procedural law
  • Establish a defense and develop a case plan
  • They negotiate bargains with the prosecution to reduce charges
  • File, draft and contend motions, e.g., motions to terminate and motions to defeat
  • Supports for the suspect at trial
  • Draft, file and contend petitions


The essential attribute of an efficient criminal defense lawyer is that he should disseminate himself with the details of the client’s life and case. It involves widespread research and study. Several times, judges’ side with the client based on some intolerable suffering the client endured in the past, thus causing the ruling to be in their favor. While doing related research, the lawyer can come across proof, which the client might have missed, yet the proof is in client’s favor. Investigations like this are not only limited to textbook research, but they also extend to field inquiries. It entails traveling to different places, seeking dialogs with client’s family, acquaintances and friends. It also involves seeking authenticity of his character amongst his peers and having an excellent understanding of his life. There is an enormous difference between books about the law and performing the law in court. It is vital to understand the currents, delicacies, recedes and movements of a criminal hearing is what can make an alteration between losing and winning your case.


A good criminal defense lawyer constitutes of the following

  1. Honesty

He or she should be honest. Honest is an essential quality for a criminal defense lawyer, but it should go hand in hand with patient restraint. A good criminal lawyer should offer the client with a shred of truth occasionally check though not in a way that will disappoint them. Lawyers must keep their objective aim in sight and work towards it without allowing their ruling to be troubled by connecting themselves emotionally with the case. Fairness trustworthiness provides a clear insight into the reality of success in a case.


  1. Upholds Reputation and Credibility

Building a perfect reputation takes time. However, the loss of a good reputation can happen within a short time. It is paramount to maintain credulity and good reputation so that any representation a criminal defense lawyer represents to a jury is worth much more. Good lawyers will not twist the evidence because they are sure that any value added presently for that specific client will be uncompleted by several months of distrust.


  1. Knowledge of the Facts

It is devastating to have a defense lawyer who does not have the evidence on their fingertips. Criminal defense lawyer should take some time to read the report that way things will work out quickly and smoothly.


  1. Knowledge of the Law

Criminal defense lawyers should know and understand the law. They need to know judgment for each criminal act done to assist the clients to know what facts are and how law applies before any harm is done by giving wrong information.


  1. Client Control

Criminal defense lawyers deal with the most difficult task of advising their clients about the law. They also clarify the legal position of their clients. It is a hard task since most of the clients think that they have enough knowledge about the law. A defense lawyer withstands doubts, mistrust and total verbal abuse from their clients. However, they want to earn respect and attention from their customers and that is why they need to control their client’s anger and to gain the trust as well. Good client control skills ensure that the job is through within the stipulated period.


  1. Patience

A good defense lawyer is always patiently waiting for the clients, judge and the prosecutor. Those that do not allow their frustration bubble over remains the best frame of mind to get the job done.


  1. Presentations Skills

A good criminal defense lawyer should have good skills to pass a coherent message to the judge.


  1. Maintains Perspective

It is professional to keep your standpoint. Even if the client is guilty, they work hard to represent them to get the best deal. Maintaining perspective will also ensure that a proper criminal lawyer maintains credibility.


  1. Keep Extensive Records

A good criminal defense lawyer keeps records of the cases they handled together with his or her competitors. These records will help the lawyer to gain a better understanding of varied industries those clients who want their services work in and the records can help the lawyer find many clients through referrals.


To summarize, good defense lawyers should have an adequate level of education, and they should be knowledgeable in different aspects of criminal law. In fact, they should not only read the law but they should as well practice the law. Lawyers should always be honest and patient because doing so allows them to maintain credibility and a good reputation. In addition, defense lawyers should know facts, they should know the law as well and they should have client control skills. Finally, defense lawyers must have excellent presentation skills, maintains perspective and extensive records. All the above attributes will help the lawyers do their job smoothly and thus creating an admirable reputation. In order to select a good criminal defense for loved one or yourself, it is always good to know the attributes of a good defense lawyers. This is a clear guide through what constitutes a good defense lawyer and it should give you a clear view of good criminal lawyers. Be very doubtful of any criminal defense lawyer who assures you a precise outcome in a criminal case before making a court attendance and before going through all the documents and proof.

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Big Pharma has the upper hand ‘and they know it’ with Richard Isaacs MD

There has been an alarming upward trend in the costs of similar treatments, as more drugs are developed and come on to the market, new Pharmac figures show.

And as the price of life-saving medicines soar and pharmaceutical companies show no signs of justifying their costs, the Government is warning that something has got to give.

Pharmac, the Government’s drug buying agency, began funding a key blood cancer drug Thalidomide, manufactured by drug giant Celgene, in 2002. While the true costs of what Pharmac pays are confidential, the list price for the drug in 2002 was $360, based on a daily average dose for a month.

Compare that with a later iteration of the same drug – Lenalidomide – which in 2014 carried a list price of $8353. A third option for blood cancer patients, whose condition might not respond so well to the first two, was Bortezomib, which had a list price of $9742.

The benefits of treating cancer with any of the drugs were similar, and limited studies comparing Lenalidomide and Thalidomide showed no survival difference.

When it came to differing forms of chemotherapy for breast cancer, list prices had risen 443 per cent.

Anthracycline, a common chemotherapy, was listed at $975 in 2002. As two more options came onto the market – Docetaxel, also in 2002, and Trastuzumab, in 2007 – list prices rose to $2488 and $5300 respectively.

A similar trend was also shown across medicines for the treatment of kidney cancer, and lung cancer, rising 411 and 44 per cent respectively.

While all those costs related to the list-price of the medicines, chief executive Steffan Crauzas said Pharmac did not pay that much.

How much less Pharmac paid was confidential, but the increase in the list-price showed an alarming trend that the overall cost of providing New Zealanders access to medicines was becoming more difficult.

Costs were symptomatic of a price-war raging overseas, where the medicines market was not so tightly controlled by a public purchaser.

According to the World Health Organisation, medicines accounted for over half of total health expenditures and were often “unavailable and unaffordable to consumers who need them”.

It recommended making some essential medicines exempt from taxation.

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition chair Libby Burgess, who led a campaign for the public funding of breast cancer drug Herceptin, said the problem was the Pharmac model.

She cited Australia, where two separate bodies took care of funding decisions and then purchase of the medicines respectively.

“All of that happens under one roof in Pharmac, which means its very easy for one part of the process to compromise another.”

MidCentral DHB Oncologist Dr. Richard Isaacs said the prices big pharma was charging was “gobsmacking”.

“There’s been a lot of criticism of Pharmac over the years, and I was involved in advocating for Herceptin, but I strongly believe now there needs to be a strong focus on the costs that pharma are charging when they introduce new targeted therapies into the market.

“We certainly can’t afford all of them and I think our process of carefully assessing the drugs is a good one.”

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said Pharmaceutical companies needed to justify their costs more.

“I think that there’s a real question about how everything starts with several zeros behind it, and think that is a question mark… but it may not solve the issue as far as access to medicines in New Zealand is concerned.”

Instead, it was Pharmac that would likely undergo changes in the next 10 to 15 years. Those changes were unlikely to be the kind Burgess was after, however.

“Pharmac are remarkably skillfull… and they are able to put these packages together, which are impressive. But the issue I thought they would have done a little more on, is actually evaluating their decisions; was there a benefit from funding Herceptin, for instance?

“We can be confident in the model at the moment, and in the forseeable future. But that’s not going to [last forever].” Dunne said.

“[Drug companies] have got the upper hand, and they know it. At the end of the day, no government is going to deny its citizens access to medicines.”

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The Reason For Which We Established The Company

Business Accomplishments

Meir Ezra first venture in technology after self-educating in computer programming, was the development and distribution of the highly successful data dictionary editor called “Addicted”.

Following selling the rights to his data dictionary, Meir Ezra established the most successful distributor of the gasoline management, a company that within three years sold over $35,000,000 and has a valuation of US $100,000,000.

Meir Ezra established Securant, Inc., where he developed the FuelSafe fuel and fleet management system, the most technologically fleet management resource available anywhere in the world. Securant’s FuelSafe system is the subject of three patent applications and is receiving world-wide support from industry leaders as the only comprehensive solution to outdated fueling technology. The FuelSafe system is being distributed internationally.

Meir Ezra is also the founder, majority owner and managing partner of TimeMaker LLC, a software development company developing state-of-the art business management solutions. TimeMaker’s flagship product, the patent-pending TimeMaker software, is a revolutionary business communication and task management software which includes the very unique ORP (Organizational Resource Planning). TimeMaker is successfully distributed around the globe to companies like Motorola, municipalities and the Israeli Army. Meir Ezra is involved with many other companies developing and distributing technology products: a very innovative and successful cell phone blocker, a payment-by-cell phone technology, software and hardware solutions and more. He has also assisted in the development of a film production company, in the management of a hotel/restaurant laundry service and in many other commercial enterprises.

Charitable Activities

Meir Ezra is very active in community affairs, having received thousands of commendations for his dedication and support to many causes. He is frequently engaged in public speaking and consulting activities for business organizations and has appeared before the Isralie parliament on a number of occasions as well as nation TV.

One of his favorite projects was the introduction of a revolutionary study technology to the schools in Israel which helped thousands of school children increase their ability to learn and converted the lowest rated schools into one of the highest rated in the country. Meir Ezra also overcame significant barriers to lead the implementation of the most successful drug and prison rehabilitation programs in Israel. In addition to his many community projects and the donation of his invaluable time and personal efforts, Meir Ezra has contributed several millions of dollars to charitable organizations.

Personal Activities

Meir Ezra is active in many personal activities such as karate, motorcycling and kite surfing. He is very much in love with his wife and is the father of three beautiful children.

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