The connection between health and hunger

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Local food bank, hospitals partner to combat food insecurity Approximately one in six Central Florida residents are struggling with hunger or food insecurity – increasing their risk for chronic illness and contributing to rising healthcare costs.Leaders from Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Florida Hospital and Orlando Health recently convened for a “Health and Hunger” panel to highlight the cycle of food insecurity and disease – and the forces of change that put more residents at risk.Among the participants were Dave Krepcho, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida; Tim Cook, senior vice president of Florida Hospital West Orange Market and administrator of Florida Hospital Apopka; and Greg Ohe, senior vice president of ambulatory for Orlando Health. Krepcho, Cook and Ohe discussed how victims of hunger not only experience greater rates of illness such as heart disease and diabetes, but often have increased difficulty focusing and holding jobs. In turn, that affects these individuals’ ability to manage healthcare costs. The panel also discussed the potential impact of proposed federal funding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which could result in an annual loss of 32 million meals for Central Floridians.“We are already experiencing a huge meal gap and this is going to take us in reverse,” said Dave Krepcho, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. “Half of all SNAP users exhaust their benefits during the first two weeks of the month, jeopardizing their health with fast food rather than fresh fruits and vegetables that cost more. Hunger is a critical public health issue in Central Florida, and we must work with our partners in healthcare to shed light on this issue and develop practical solutions for our neighbors.”“The impact of nutrition on one’s long-term health cannot be overstated. Food insecurity and lack of access to healthy foods can affect development in children, and learning and behavioral issues. It also increases the likelihood of obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure,” said Tim Cook, senior vice president/administrator for Florida Hospital Apopka/Winter Garden. “Florida Hospital has been committed to providing whole-person, whole-community health for more than 100 years. Nutrition is a key component, and we’re dedicated to helping improve access to healthy foods in Central Florida and supporting local organizations with a shared mission.”“There are many aspects to this complex issue,” said Greg Ohe, senior vice president of ambulatory services for Orlando Health. “Orlando Health is committed to improving the lives of community members inside and outside the walls of the hospital, and we look forward to working with community organizations, leaders and residents to bring solutions to this growing problem.”U.S. Representative Darren Soto, who’s part of a committee that advises Congress on the Farm Bill, also attended the event, sharing that the SNAP cuts will affect all Americans by increasing health care and social services costs.For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and the connections between health and hunger, visit www.FeedHopeNow.orgAbout Second Harvest Food Bank of Central FloridaSHFBCF is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. Last year, with the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed 52 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes. In addition, Second Harvest’s 14-week culinary program teaches foodservice-based technical, life and employability skills to economically hard-pressed adults. Our community turns to Second Harvest’s partner agencies more than 71,000 times per week. To learn more about SHFBCF, visit You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFlorida HospitalOrlando HealthSecond Harvest Food Bank Previous articleWhat you know about drowning could be wrongNext articleThe importance of impact fees Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name herelast_img read more

ABK House / Bernardes Arquitetura

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Bernardes Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Leonardo Finotti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationGRAPHISOFTVirtual Building Software – Archicad 22Projeto De Interiores:Bernardes ArquiteturaPaisagem:Arteiro Lighting:LightworksConstruction Company:Osborne Construtora Air Conditioning:Arkmais EngenhariaElectrical And Hydraulic Installations:EficienttaSpecial Installations:ImperianoPool:AqualarStructural Design:Márcio PompeiIrrigation Project:IrrigartAutor:Thiago BernardesProject Team:Camila Tariki, Francisco Abreu, Antonia Bernardes, Renata Evaristo, Caroline Premoli, Victor Campos, Bruno Magalhães, Thais VillarCity:Río de JaneiroCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiText description provided by the architects. The original house, designed by modern architect Sergio Bernardes in 1960, was found in precarious state. As much of his works, the house was originally designed to allow the much of its environmental control systems to be done passively using air cushions between roof and ceiling surfaces, controllable brise-soleils, among others.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiHowever, much of its original spatial and material features had been stripped out by either the careless displacement or addition of certain elements. The renovation aimed at reinvigorating the house’s original characteristics while updating its spaces, infrastructure and energy performance. The house’s private areas were also expanded to accommodate the needs of the new residents.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiAll wooden elements, from the staircase in the entrance to the brise-soleils, as well as their mechanic components, were restored to its original state and became fully functional again. The house’s structure and enclosing are rigorously modulated and built with pre-fabricated concrete components, some of which were found severely damaged. The roof, for example, was composed of concrete troughs that served as both structure and water-proofing elements, which presented numerous leaking points and high thermal transmittance rates. In order to update it and reach better thermal insulation indexes, it was replaced by an insulated concrete plate separated from the ceiling, recreating the original ventilated space between them.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe double-height structure of the veranda’s roof was also covered with concrete slabs, which were replaced with retractable, translucid awnings that allow the area to become completely outdoor and to let sunlight reach the interior of the house more intensively. The pool was returned to its original location along the site’s granite wall, and now integrates the veranda. The house’s HVAC and MPE infrastructure was entirely replaced with new equipment that reduce energy and water consumption.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe total built area of the house (after renovation) is 560 sqm. Its original concrete structure, which was originally covered in wood, is now covered with isostatic grey paint on aluminum sheets. Special wooden and mechanic components of the original project (brise-soleils and maid stairs) have been entirely restored. The entire flooring of the house’s social areas is made of local grey granite, which extends from the interior to all outdoor areas and swimming pool. Intimate areas (bedrooms) are covered in 0.15x2m pieces of ‘cumaru’ wood (local Brazilian tree). The existing concrete roof, made of pre-fabricated concrete panels, was replaced with thermoacoustic insulation to improve waterproofing and thermal performance. Its HVAC system articulates both VRF and conventional split units, respectively, for the social and bedroom areas.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiProject gallerySee allShow lessSan Francisco Chapel / PARALELASelected ProjectsSidewalk Labs Unveils Full Quayside Master Plan for TorontoArchitecture News Share Houses ArchDaily Area:  6135 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ABK House / Bernardes Arquitetura Photographs CopyHouses, Renovation•Río de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Arq Design Rio, Chauffage, THT Revestimentos, Unibox, Zoboli Products translation missing: CopyAbout this officeBernardes ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationRio de JaneiroBrises móveisBrazilPublished on July 01, 2019Cite: “ABK House / Bernardes Arquitetura” [Casa ABK / Bernardes Arquitetura] 01 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Save this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 26Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Year:  “COPY” ABK House / Bernardes ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveABK House / Bernardes Arquiteturalast_img read more

Journalist imprisoned for criticising popular tribunals

first_img News RwandaAfrica September 14, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist imprisoned for criticising popular tribunals The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of Jean Léonard Rugambage of the fortnightly Umuco on 7 September, 10 days after he wrote an article accusing certain popular tribunal judges in the district of Ruyamba of corruption.Police spokesman Deo Badege said he was arrested on the orders of judges with the popular tribunals, known as gacacas. After being held in a police station in Gitarama province, he was transferred to the province’s main prison on 12 September.“It is unacceptable that a journalist should be thrown in prison just for writing about the functioning of the gacacas,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also deplore the lack of transparency surrounding his arrest. He has not been told how long he is to be held or when he will appear in court.”The organisation added: “Coming on heels of the imprisonment of Belgian missionary priest Guy Theunis on 10 September, the news of Rugambage’s arrest has increased our concern that Rwandan justice has become much harsher.”Umuco editor Bonaventure Bizumuremyi was interrogated twice in early August after publishing articles criticising the prosecution of President Pasteur Bizimungu and accusing members of the police force of embezzlement. He says he has continued to receive telephone threats since then. RwandaAfrica News Follow the news on Rwanda Reports to go furthercenter_img BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation April 6, 2020 Find out more News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Help by sharing this information RSF_en February 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Golan Heights journalist Ata Farahat held without trial for past three months

first_img RSF_en October 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Golan Heights journalist Ata Farahat held without trial for past three months IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News Follow the news on Israel May 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alerts RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimescenter_img News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News News May 16, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the prolonged detention of journalist Ata Farahat, who was arrested on 30 July and is being held in Al-Jalama prison (14 km southeast of Haifa). The organisation has been told he could be prosecuted for “collaborating with an enemy nation” but this has never been confirmed by the Israeli authorities.“Three months have gone by since Farahat’s arrest and we fail to understand the Israeli judicial system’s refusal to release him on bail,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By forbidding the Israeli media to cover this case, the judicial authorities have freed themselves of any responsibility. The only possible explanation for this shocking decision is the existence of questionable aspects to the judicial procedures used in this case.”Since his arrest, Farahat has been brought several times before an investigation judge in Tel Aviv who has refused to free him provisionally pending trial. Several unofficial sources have said he is to be prosecuted for “collaborating with an enemy nation” as a result of his relations with the Syrian news media. The gag order imposed on the Israeli media and on his lawyers indicates that the charges against him are serious.A member of Farahat’s family told Reporters Without Borders that his lawyers had also requested a form of provisional release in which he would remain under house arrest, but this was also rejected by the judge in charge of the case on 23 October. The trial has been postponed until 15 November.Aged 35 and a graduate of the Damascus school of journalism, Farahat was working for several Syrian news media, including the daily newspaper Al-Watan and public televison. Reporters Without Borders wrote to the Israeli justice minister on 1 October asking for an explanation for Farahat’s prolonged detention. The organisation has not yet got a reply.last_img read more

Supporters of editor’s alleged killer hack into newspaper’s website

first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 2, 2021 Find out more Hackers broke into the website of the Turkish and Armenian-language newspaper Agos today and succeeded in posting a photo of Ogün Samast – the youth who is on trial for the January 2007 murder of the newspaper’s founder, Hrant Dink – together with a Turkish flag background and around 10 lines of ultra-nationalistic comments.Headlined “Our good morning to Ogün Samast,” the content left by the hackers continued to be visible for several minutes on the site, which is now inaccessible. The cyber-attack came just four days after the 12th hearing in the trial of Samast, who is the alleged shooter, and several other people of accused of having a role in Dink’s murder.“At a time of mounting setbacks and irregularities in the trial of Hrant Dink’s murders and great difficulty for the Dink family in obtaining information essential for the murder investigation, this attacks shows to what degree the nationalist elements in Turkish society feel they can do as they please,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We already warned that the lack of a clear determination on the part of the authorities to identify and try all those responsible for this murder would just encourage the ultra-nationalist groups,” the press freedom organisation added. “We have had new evidence of this today. It is time the government reacted before a new tragedy takes place.” RSF_en Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey February 11, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supporters of editor’s alleged killer hack into newspaper’s website to go further April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor The text left by the hackers defended Dink’s murder “in the name of the Republic of Turkey’s flag, which does not appear on this site” and threatened the newspaper’s staff. If the content posted by the newspaper was not corrected, “there will be new Ogün Samasts and new Hrant Dinks,” it warned. After more comments such as “either you love this country or you leave it, or you disappear like Hrant Dink,” the text ended with the words “The game is over” in uppercase.Background———————————————————11 February 2010Confusion and disappointment at 12th hearing of Hrant Dink murder trial Reporters Without Borders said today it was shocked by conditions in which the trial of the alleged killers of Hrant Dink was being held after attending the 12th hearing in the case on 8 February.Dink, a Turkish journalist of Armenian origin, was shot dead in Istanbul on 19 January 2007. He was the editor of the bi-lingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos and a critic of Turkey’s denial of the 1915 Armenian genocide.“The physical conditions – the cramped courtroom, the attitude of the judges, some of whom are asleep, the casual attitude of the accused – all show the lack of will to accept the gravity of the facts under examination”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“Moreover the slowness of the examination, during which information requested long ago from the various administrations has still not been produced, gives rise to serious suspicions, along with the fact that vital witnesses have still not been questioned, either because the judges are against it, or because they have failed to summon them”, the organisation continued. The 8 February hearing before the 14the chamber of the Istanbul assize court, at which a turning point in the investigation of Dink’s murder had been expected, turned out to be extremely disappointing. The trial judges, who under the Turkish system are also the examining judges, have shown a striking lack of motivation and commitment. “The “secret witness” who was to have been produced at the hearing was not summoned since the prosecutor had not given police the necessary instructions about it. The day after the trial, the chairman of the court, Erkan Canak, said that the witness could not appear because “his Armenian interpreter had not been invited to attend”. Further, the judges refused to hear three top ranking intelligence officials from Ankara, Istanbul and Trabzon, whose evidence had been demanded by lawyers representing the Dink family. Everything points to the fact that these service heads and of the Trabzon gendarmerie knew about a plot to assassinate Dink and the identity of the killers and that they failed to take adequate steps to protect him. The key issue of complicity within the state apparatus therefore remains unresolved. Even more worryingly, the court seems determined to avoid all mention of state responsibility in the case. The lawyer Fethiye Çetin again called for the investigation to be extended to cover aspects from other cases linked to ultra-nationalist circles and the “deep state” (the Ergenekon conspiracy trial, plans for killings of minorities, attacks on Trabzon’s Christian community…). The Istanbul prosecutor’s office is due to react to these requests shortly. The three witnesses, Turan Meral, Orhan Ozbas and Kaan Gerçek, who previously stated that the gunman Ogün Samast had told them he intended to kill Dink showing them the murder weapon, later retracted. During their journey to the court, a police officer allowed them to discuss the case with the alleged gunman. Ankara’s intelligence service has refused to provide the telephone numbers of agents who were in contact with the man who allegedly ordered the killing, Erhan Tuncel, arguing that giving this “state secret” could put the lives of its staff in danger. “Everything is going on as if those who are responsible for rendering justice were obstructing it. We are outraged by the fact that the public ministry, so quick to prosecute and convict Hrant Dink when he raised undeniable historical facts (the 1915 Armenian genocide) should be so slow to find and try all those who fomented and perpetrated the murder of this man in broad daylight in Istanbul!” the organisation said.Some 700 demonstrators, including the families of around 20 Turkish intellectuals who have been murdered in the past 50 years, rallied in Besiktas square close to the court house in which the hearing was taking place, to demonstrate their solidarity with Dink family and to demand the end to impunity. These activists, who call themselves the “deep family” of Hrant Dink, were today set to send a delegation to the Turkish parliament to demand the establishment of a parliamentary commission to probe political murders. See the previous releases on this case: – Basic questions still unanswered during Dink trial’s 11th hearing News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

Sheratongate: blogger’s allegations against foreign minister land her in court

first_imgNews TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa to go further Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Follow the news on Tunisia TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News December 26, 2019 Find out more Related documents 130117_cp_tunisie_ar-2.pdfPDF – 140.22 KB Organisation January 17, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sheratongate: blogger’s allegations against foreign minister land her in court November 11, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News RSF_en News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders is closely following an investigation by the public prosecutor’s office into blogger Olfa Riahi’s claims that foreign minister Rafik Abdessalem misused public funds by staying at the Tunis Sheraton Hotel. The allegations caused a big stir when Riahi posted them on her blog last month and have been dubbed the “Sheratongate” by the Tunisian press.Two days after prosecutors opened the investigation on 31 December, the foreign minister’s lawyers gave them a complaint accusing Riahi of violating article 86 of the telecommunications code, articles 89 and 90 of Law 63-2004 on the protection of privacy, articles 126, 148 and 253 of the criminal code, and finally article 54 of Decree Law 115-2011 (the new press law).However, when Riahi appeared in court in Tunis on 15 January (one day after the second anniversary of the Tunisian revolution), she was unexpectedly questioned as a witness and not as a defendant, as previously announced.This was because, although Riahi was initially charged in connection with the foreign minister’s complaint, her lawyers drew attention to many procedural flaws and convinced the investigating judge that she should be questioned on the basis of article 31 of the criminal code. This article says: “In the event of a complaint with insufficient grounds or justification, the state prosecutor can ask the investigating judge to provisionally investigate an unnamed person until new charges can be brought or until new accusations against named persons are justified.”Although now regarded as just a witness, Riahi is still forbidden to leave the country. Reporters Without Borders calls for the lifting of this ban, which was imposed earlier this month. “All of the offences cited in the foreign minister’s complaint are punishable by imprisonment and together could add up to several years in prison, which is a complete aberration,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This ill-conceived investigation is targeting the wrong person and unfortunately proves that the decriminalization of media offences is still not on the agenda in Tunisia. The justice system must nonetheless bear in mind that use of the freedom of expression should never result in imprisonment, even when misuse is proven.”Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the use of the criminal code, the telecommunications code, and the 2004 law on the protection of privacy in the foreign minister’s complaint, as well as the new press law (Decree Law 115-2011), article 13 of which says that journalists “cannot be prosecuted in connection with their work if a violation of this decree-law’s provisions is not proven.”Reporters Without Borders calls for the repeal of all legal provisions that contradict Decree Law 115-2011 and for recognition of this law’s exclusive nature. We also urge the justice ministry to issue a circular about this law to judges, who are for the most part unaware of it. “We do not think that journalists and netizens are above the law but we are convinced that there are laws appropriate to their mission of providing news and information,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Those responsible for rendering justice still suffer from repressive attitudes and an inability to distinguish between media offences and criminal offences, attitudes that are a hangover from the dictatorship.”The fact that Riahi does not have a press card should not exclude her from Decree Law 115-2011’s protection. This would be unjust. Firstly, because this new law has been applied only partially, press cards are not yet being issued in accordance with it. And secondly, it must be obvious to the prosecutor’s office that, as a netizen, Riahi is providing news and information.In its analysis of Decree Law 115-2011, Reporters Without Borders highlighted the danger of a restrictive interpretation, arguing: “If, for administrative purposes, someone must have a press card to be regarded as journalist, this provision should not deny the law’s protection to any other person whose mission is the provision of news and information.”Decree Law 115-2011 should cover the entire area of freedom of expression and should constitute a minimal standard of protection for all Tunisian journalists and bloggers. November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Outlook on the Digital PCR Global Market to 2027 – Opportunity Analysis and Industry…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Previous articleUK says new study vindicates delaying 2nd virus vaccine shotNext articleJazz Pharmaceuticals to Acquire GW Pharmaceuticals plc, Creating an Innovative, High-Growth, Global Biopharma Leader Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The “Digital PCR Market by Treatment Type, Product Type, Application, and End User: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020-2027” report has been added to’s offering. The global digital polymerase chain reaction market generated $398 million in 2019, and is projected to reach $1,052 million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 12.3% from 2020 to 2027. Digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR) is a new approach for detection and quantification of nucleic acids that provides a sensitive and reproducible way to measure the amount of DNA or RNA present in a sample. dPCR exhibits high potential in the research (basic research and applied research), clinical diagnostics, forensics, and others similar arenas. dPCR systems are useful for copy number variation, rare sequence detection, mutation detection, miRNA analysis, gene expression analysis, and next-generation sequencing sample quantification. The global digital polymerase chain reaction market is expected to register substantial growth in the near future, owing to rise in prevalence of infectious diseases and increase in awareness & acceptance of personalized medicines. In addition, advancements in the technique is expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period. However, high cost of dPCR devices and reimbursement issues are the factors anticipated to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. Conversely, increase in funding for R&D activities is expected to offer remunerative opportunities for market players. The global digital polymerase chain reaction market is segmented into technology, type, application, end user, and region. By technology, the market is categorized into droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) and BEAMing digital PCR. Depending on type, it is fragmented into digital PCR systems, consumables & reagents, and software & services. On the basis of application, it is segregated into research, clinical diagnostics, and forensic & others. As per end user, it is differentiated into pharmaceuticals & biotechnology industries, clinical diagnostic laboratories, and universities & other organizations. Region wise, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Key BenefitsThis report highlights the market dynamics to understand the global digital polymerase chain reaction market and capitalize on the prevailing opportunities.Quantitative analysis of the current trends and future estimations assist stakeholders to design business strategies accordingly.Porter’s five forces analysis examines the competitive market structure and provides a deeper understanding of the influencing factors for entry and expansion.Pin-point analysis of geographical segments offers identification of most profitable segments to capitalize on. Market Dynamics DriversRise in Prevalence of Infectious Diseases and CancerIncrease in Awareness and Acceptance of Personalized MedicinesTechnological Advancements RestraintsHigh Cost of Dpcr DevicesReimbursement Issues OpportunityIncrease in Funding for R&D Activities Key Players4basebio AGBio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.Combinati, Inc.Fluidigm CorporationJN MedsysMerck KGaAQiagen N.V.Stilla TechnologiesSysmex CorporationThermo Fisher Scientific, Inc Other PlayersPromega CorporationTakara Bio Inc.Avance Biosciences Inc. For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE HEALTH RESEARCH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 07:27 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 07:27 AM Facebook Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Outlook on the Digital PCR Global Market to 2027 – Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast – Twitterlast_img read more

Contrasting hydrological controls on bed properties during the acceleration of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica

first_imgIn the Amundsen sector of West Antarctica, the flow of glaciers accelerates when intrusion of warm ocean water onto the continental shelf induces strong melting beneath ice shelves and thinning near the glacier’s grounding lines. Projecting the future of these glaciers is, however, hindered by a poor understanding of the dynamical processes that may exacerbate, or on the contrary modulate, the inland ice sheet response. This study seeks to investigate processes occurring at the base of Pine Island Glacier through numerical inversions of surface velocities observed in 1996 and 2014, a period of time during which the glacier accelerated significantly. The outputs show that substantial changes took place in the basal environment, which we interpreted with models of undrained subglacial till and hydrological routing. The annual basal melt production increased by 25% on average. Basal drag weakened by 15% over nearly two thirds of the region of accelerated flow, largely due to the direct assimilation of locally‐produced basal meltwater into the underlying subglacial sediment. In contrast, regions of increased drag are found to follow several of the glacier’s shear margins, and furthermore to coincide with inferred hydrological pathways. We interpret this basal strengthening as signature of an efficient hydrological system, where low‐pressure water channels have reduced the surrounding basal water pressure. These are the first identified stabilization mechanisms to have developed alongside Pine Island ice flow acceleration. Indeed, these processes could become more significant with increased meltwater availability and may limit the glacier’s response to perturbation near its grounding line.last_img read more

Police Chief calls for May Day bridge opening

first_imgThe commander of the Oxford police service has argued that Magdalen Bridge should be opened for next year’s May Day celebrations after heavy security failed to prevent students from jumping into the river this year.Superintendent Jim Trotman, local area commander for Oxford City, has proposed to reopen Magdalen Bridge on May Day owing to complaints from local residents about the disruption caused by police measures.Trotman explained that this year’s precautions had been counter-productive. “As the police commander for the city, and actually having been there and visited the bridge on the day, I think that the big mesh fences and amount of yellow jacketed wardens at the event are an overreaction,” he said.On May 1, Police closed Magdalen Bridge between 3am and 9am at a cost of £10,000. The decision came after 10 students were sent to hospital as a result of jumping off the bridge in 2005. This year three Oxford Brookes students managed to jump off the bridge after the security had been removed.John Kelly, Oxfordshire’s Emergency Planning Officer, expressed his satisfaction at this year’s precautions given accidents in previous years. “We were happy with how it went this year as we were in 2006 after the events of 2005,” he said.Kelly said that there had been meetings to discuss the operation last week. “The planning starts in October for May Day 2008, so nothing will be decided until then,” he said.Keble’s JCR President, James Frew, voiced his support for the security precautions taken during this year’s celebrations.“I completely support the measures taken by the council to prevent people from jumping, even if this includes closing the bridge for the morning and patrolling it for the remainder of the day,” he said. Frew added that on May Day 2005 he had witnessed the accidents that had resulted in injuries to students.“Two years ago I was on an island beneath Magdalen Bridge for May Day and was within metres of people jumping from the bridge. I think I watched at least 12 people being assisted out of the water, and their injuries were mild compared to some from previous years.” Superintendent Trotman argued that such events should go ahead to allow police to pursue other more serious matters.“I only read last week that there was a Gloucestershire cheese rolling competition in which people are bound to get seriously injured, indeed sixteen people were hurt this year, but it continues unrestricted by local authorities,” he said.Rachel Smithlast_img read more


first_imgn Peter’s Food Service, which makes Peter’s brand pies, pasties and sausage rolls, has been named Business of the Year at the Caerphilly Business Awards. The awards is designed to recognise business achievement in the County Borough of Caerphilly in South East Wales.n Food & Drink Expo 2008, an exhibition for food and drink products and services from around the world, will run alongside Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE) April 6-9. For more information email [email protected] or call 01293 867639.n LASER’s members met last week at the Bakers’ Hall London. Guest speakers included Chris Dabner, parliamentary officer of the National Association of Master Bakers, and Paul Merry, a teacher and baker. Dabner gave an update on the latest legislation from Europe and the UK. Merry talked about baking sourdough breads.n Hollands Craft Bakery has launched a new flour delivery business called Hollands Flour Distributors. The Walsall-based company claims it has sourced cheaper flour from Poland. The flour is currently being sold to local craft bakers at £360 a tonne.n One of South Africa’s largest food companies, Tiger Brands, has been fined more than £7m for its part in a bread price-fixing scandal. The country’s Competition Commission has been looking into allegations that three leading companies, including Tiger Brands and Pioneer Foods, fixed bread and flour prices.n Bromsgrove bakery Quality Crusts has closed because of spiralling rent and falling trade. Its Droitwich shop remains open.last_img read more