News / Pressure of the mega-alliances is forcing rivals out, or towards more rationalisation

first_img The proposed P3 network and the reaction from an extended G6 grouping are increasingly forcing non-aligned carriers such as Zim, and even the newly-enlarged CKYHE alliance, into a backs-to-the-wall strategy to compete and survive.As expected, the G6 was yesterday given the green light for its expansion into the US trades by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).Although smaller than the P3, the G6 has the advantage that it will be in a position to start its revised service pattern in the second quarter, while its rival must wait for Chinese approval before its planned launch in the second half of the year.Meanwhile, there is no further news on the progress of negotiations on United Arab Shipping Company joining the CKYHE – an attractive proposition for this alliance, given UASC’s orderbook of 18,000teu “LNG-ready” ships, although the line’s chief executive, Jorn Hinge, has made no secret that it will play hard-to-get in the alliance beauty contest.However, debt-ravaged Zim is unlikely to fulfill its wish to join an alliance while its financial restructuring continues. It has fallen into retrenchment mode and is reportedly set to terminate its Asia Europe Express (AEX1 ) service in April, which it operates on a vessel sharing basis with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) on a 10-vessel loop.But according to CSCL’s AEX1 itinerary, Zim currently contributes only one vessel to the loop, the 10,062teu Zim Rotterdam, which is scheduled to discharge and load in Antwerp, the final north European port on the service, on 1- 2 May.A source close to the operation told The Loadstar he was not sure what would happen thereafter, but expected the vessel to be replaced by a CSCL ship in Asia towards the end of May.Zim’s departure would leave CSCL operating the AEX1 on its own, and given the line’s $400m net loss in 2013, its political masters in Beijing will be feeling increasingly uncomfortable against the pessimistic outlook for supply and demand, and freight rates.There has been little public development since the two state-owned shipping groups, CSCL and Cosco, signed a “strategic co-operation agreement” on 13 February. This was open to interpretation and may have been drafted more to appease Beijing, with little commitment to actual consolidation.However, with Cosco in 2013 avoiding a third consecutive year of losses, and thus an embarrassing delisting from the Shanghai stock exchange, Beijing may now be obliged to force the issue.Moreover, CSCL’s rumoured joining of the CKYHE alliance would only go a part way to improving the carrier’s unit cost base; while a merger with its compatriot could allow the combined entity automatic CKYHE membership and would be a win-win for Beijing and the members of the alliance.The emergence of the P3 alliance, incorporating the three biggest container lines in the world, is proving a game-changer, set to trigger arguably the biggest shake-up and rationalisation in container liner shipping in the industry’s 50-year history. By Mike Wackett 03/04/2014last_img read more

Mortgage debt manageable for most, stress test should remain: C.D. Howe

first_img Tougher stress tests won’t chill housing market: Scotia IE Staff Related news However, a roughly equal proportion (ranging from 10.7% to 11.9%) of all three demographic groups had mortgages that were five times larger than their incomes. The most highly indebted households were in B.C. and Ontario, where, respectively, 30% and 24% had mortgages at least four times larger than their incomes.C.D. Howe also found that, if faced with a loss of income, many Canadians had other assets to pay down mortgage debt. A “significant” share of each demographic group had $200,000 or more in flexible assets (which include deposits, RIFs, RRSPs and mutual funds), and fewer than one in five had less than $5,000 in flexible assets.The memo noted that the overall affordability of mortgage debt serves as evidence that the tightening of mortgage rules and revisions to the stress test guidelines are working.“Clearly such macroprudential tools are the important mechanisms for maintaining a good mortgage environment,” wrote Paul M. Jacobson, a consulting economist and author of the C.D. Howe memo. “Their apparent success suggests that such policies should be continued. Modifications, if needed, should be based on continuous monitoring of the new mortgage approvals.”On Thursday, Evan Siddall, CEO of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, wrote a letter to the federal government’s Standing Committee on Finance defending the current mortgage stress test guidelines.Read the C.D. Howe paper here. Consumer debt driven by new mortgages, but credit card debt at six-year low A new research memo from the C.D. Howe Institute finds that most Canadian households with mortgages keep their mortgage debt at a reasonable level — although some homebuyers, particularly in pricey markets, are stretched thin.The memo, which breaks down mortgage debt relative to after-tax income for baby boomers, gen X and millennials in 2016, noted that “most households with mortgages have no real issues.” Keywords MortgagesCompanies C.D. Howe Institute, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. 42189927 - business partnership. female house agent greeting customer in the office. shallow depth of field. 123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Younger homebuyers more willing to fight bidding wars: survey Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Agricultural industry united on calls for Office of Science Integrity for Reef

first_imgAgricultural industry united on calls for Office of Science Integrity for Reef The agricultural industry is united in its call for the Federal Government to establish an Office of Science Integrity to guarantee quality assurance of the science behind Great Barrier Reef regulations and water quality targets.AgForce CEO Michael Guerin said the calls would grow louder as the evidence against the science and models currently being used to justify the creation of farm-destroying Reef regulations and standards continued to mount.“The ‘science’ being used by the State Government to defend a whole range of new regulations is flawed and has not been peer-reviewed by the broader scientific community,” Mr Guerin said.“Instead, it has been cherry-picked to meet the demands of WWF and green groups like them so they can point the finger squarely at agriculture, and it’s happening because the world needs a scapegoat.“The Reef is not at risk from agriculture. It is at risk from baseless rhetoric and flawed science that is leaking truth at an alarming rate.“The Reef is an emotional issue, we understand that – no one wants to see it or the sea life that inhabits it suffering.“That’s why we need to start focusing on the facts, today, by establishing an independent Office of Scientific Integrity that is not beholden to political or environmental ideology and has the expertise to ensure the science underpinning these state-imposed regulations is valid.“For the first time I can remember industry has genuinely united around this critical issue.“The frustration and anger from farmers on the ground is real.“Many have been doing the right thing for years or live so far from the Reef and the waterways that flow into it that it is plainly ridiculous to impose yet more regulations on them.“Is it any wonder succession planning – handing family farms on to the next generation – is at risk of stalling.“And if that continues to happen and increasing numbers of farming families are driven away from the industry completely, they take with them the security of our food production at the time we need it most.”Mr Guerin said that with the State Government’s public consultation period for yet more draft Reef regulations (the latest for new or expanded cropping) now over, the pressure from industry wouldn’t let up.“We acknowledge the State Government for giving us the opportunity to have our say on the draft Standards for cropping because it allowed us, in our submission, to explain why we strongly oppose mandatory Reef regulations and the ‘one size fits all’ approach,” Mr Guerin said.“Industry is united in its resolve to stand firm on its calls for an independent Office of Scientific Integrity to put an end to the Reef as a political bargaining chip by supposed green groups against agriculture and to guarantee policy settings that support the Reef.“The strength of industry’s submissions to the draft Reef regulations and the unity of its messaging, along with the irrefutable science industry has – and continues to present – is at odds with the current standard being used.“We hope it will result in a final set of regulations that reflects a better balance than has so far been suggested by the State Government.“AgForce remains ready and willing to support industry and the communities that work alongside the Reef, and to work also with the State Government to ensure the outcome is based on real science – the type that would stand up to any level of scrutiny.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AgForce, Agriculture, community, Family, Farming, Federal, federal government, Government, Great Barrier Reef, industry, production, public consultation, QLD, quality, Queensland, science, security, water qualitylast_img read more

Orange Flag, Black Flag exercises collaborate to accelerate change

first_imgOrange Flag, Black Flag exercises collaborate to accelerate change Orange Flag, the large force test event carried out three times annually by Air Force Test Center’s 412th Test Wing, combined with the 53rd Wing’s Black Flag, brought several firsts for the test community March 2-4.Both central to achieving Joint All-Domain Command and Control, the two test capabilities combined their mission planning processes and streamlined test objective synthesis. Test execution took place during a Black Flag event and two separate Orange Flag’s.“The benefits of a combined Orange and Black Flag event include the test of materiel, technical, and tactical solutions in an integrated fashion, lower administrative overhead, and improved understanding of how to use tactics to multiply technical capabilities,” said Maj. Brandon Burfeind, Orange Flag director.The rationale of combining the planning process is simple: Orange Flag focuses on technical integration and innovation across a breadth of technology readiness levels, while Black Flag focuses on the tactical integration of more mature technologies.“By combining resources and some objectives with the Orange Flag enterprise, we were able to achieve desired test objectives at minimal cost to the government,” said Capt. Clifford Peterson, mission commander of Black Flag 21-1. “Due to the combined nature of the events, we were able to get both highly data driven developmental test objectives and more operationally-focused and accurate objectives completed for similar tests.”This iteration of Orange Flag focused on two primary objectives: kill web integration and advanced survivability. Kill web integration included Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Space Force sensors and tactical networks, as well as legacy and emerging JADC2 nodes.“Orange Flag started three years ago with the intent to assess integration of warfighting systems in a dense threat, operationally representative environment,” said Maj. Gen. Christopher Azzano, AFTC commander. “It has been tremendously successful.”A major Orange Flag success is the testing of F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor integration with land-based long-range fires, naval fires, and space-based sensors without humans-in-the-loop. Other successes include tests on multi-national F-35’s, command and control integration, strategic intelligence surveillance, and reconnaissance integration through all domains.This was the first official Black Flag since COMACC Plan 21 was signed in December 2020 to formalize the test event. Black Flag focuses on testing and validating Tactics Improvement Proposals presented each year at the annual Weapons and Tactics Conference. TIPs tested at Black Flag 21-1 included HH-60G Pave Hawk air-to-air survivability, F-35 emissions control tactics development, and continued tactics development and evaluation for the F-16 Fighting Falcon APG-83 AESA Radar, among others.“As a venue for innovation through integration, Black Flag is ultimately a deep-end testing arena to create and discover capabilities utilizing existing and emerging materiel,” said Lt. Col. Mike Benitez, 53rd WG director of staff and Black Flag lead project officer. “Black Flag’s largest benefit is that it’s a tactical initiative with strategic impact.”Aligning Orange and Black Flag allows for improved integration and the combining of resources and participants to provide better test data and a more robust operationally-relevant environment.Orange Flag, Emerald Flag, and Black Flag work in concert as the “test triad” to provide robust test environments geared toward the advancement of Joint All-Domain Operations and the National Defense Strategy. These premier large force test events support testing of JADC2 and the Advanced Battle Management System and validate new tactics and technologies for warfighting forces.Orange Flag welcomes event participants from every service, all domains, any organization, and a full range of technical readiness. Orange Flag is range agnostic and will tailor range use to participant test objectives. Meanwhile, Black Flag, developed as a venue for tactics development and for joint and coalition fighters, bombers, RPAs, space and more, remains invite-only.The next iteration of Orange Flag, planned for June 2021, anticipates testing GatewayONE, Skyborg, and several emerging JADC2 capabilities as well as welcoming back our current participants. The efforts of Orange Flag, Black Flag, and the 53rd WG will be on display this May at Northern Edge 2021. PHOTO DETAILS / A F-22 Raptor from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, participates in Orange Flag, March 2, 2021. Orange Flag, the large force test event carried out three times annually by Air Force Test Center’s 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB, Calif., combined with the 53rd Wing’s Black Flag, brought several firsts for the test community March 2-4. (Courtesy photo by Kyle Larson, Lockheed Martin) PHOTO DETAILS / A F-22 Raptor from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, refuels during Orange Flag, 2 March 2, 2021. Orange Flag, the large force test event carried out three times annually by Air Force Test Center’s 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB, Calif., combined with the 53rd Wing’s Black Flag, brought several firsts for the test community March 2-4. (Courtesy photo by Kyle Larson, Lockheed Martin) /U.S. Air Force Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:air force, Brandon, community, conference, developmental, Emerald, environment, Government, innovation, intelligence, Nevada, Orange, participants, resources, surveillance, technology, U.S. Air Forcelast_img read more

Co-founder of Radical track cars parts ways to start a Revolution

first_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The roll cage is integrated into the design, and the company says it features safety technology similar to Le Mans prototype cars.As for the powertrain, it’s a modified mid-mounted Ford 3.7-litre V6 that makes 350 horsepower. That doesn’t sound like much in today’s world of 1,000-plus-horsepower monsters, but when you consider The Revolution only weighs 748 kg, it becomes much more impressive.Power is sent the rear wheels only via a six-speed sequential gearbox sourced from 3MO, who makes bespoke components for rally, touring and hill climb cars. You don’t have to be as rich as Bruce Wayne to own one: The Revolution is priced at just US$130,000, which undercuts most supercars. Revolution has also said it’s looking into creating a one-make racing series for the UK and France. Trending Videos advertisement See More Videos ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever The co-founder of Radical track cars has branched off to create his own car brand, Revolution Race Cars, and we’re now getting our first look at its new radical – sorry, revolutionary – debut model.Simply called The Revolution, the track car has insane styling with extremely low bodywork, to keep as much air above the vehicle as possible.From above, the car looks sort of like the classic “Batman” symbol, which is fitting since we could definitely see Bruce Wayne in one of these—just paint it black! RELATED TAGSLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”last_img read more

4 tips for eating healthy on a budget

first_imgEating healthy doesn’t mean you have to increase your budget. In fact, there are a number of tools and tricks to help you stay on track. Here are our top 4 tips to help you stay on budget and eat healthier this year, whether you’re shopping in-store or online.Important notice: The City of Boulder requires all customers and employees to wear face coverings inside of businesses. #3 Swap items to saveThere are a number of simple swaps that you can make to help you save a few bucks. Here are a few examples to consider:Buy whole foods: Some foods are cheaper in less processed forms. For example, blocks of cheese tend to be cheaper than bags of pre-shredded cheese.Buy generic: Most stores carry generic brands for a variety of products. If you’re worried about quality differences, compare the ingredient list of the generic product to the one you normally buy to see how they compare. Oftentimes they are the same or very similar.Buy produce that’s in season: Local, in-season produce tends to be cheaper. You may also consider buying produce that is pre-bagged (based on your needs), as this can save you even more.Buy frozen: When fresh produce isn’t in season, opt for frozen varieties. Frozen fruits and vegetables are often cheaper and have great nutritional value, since they are picked and packaged at their peak quality.Buy canned: When fresh and frozen produce are not available, consider buying canned fruits and vegetables like corn, pineapple or beans. Buy in bulk: Most major grocers carry common pantry goods at a lower price in their bulk foods section, including rice, beans, nuts, oatmeal and more. #4 Make it yourselfPreparing meals at home is a great way to save money. It’s also a great way to ensure you have healthy, filling options readily available. Need ideas? Check out these cheap and easy meal recipes or these dietitian-approved breakfast options.Campus resourcesAll students and grad students can work with a registered dietitian (RD) through Nutrition Services at Wardenburg Health Center. They offer telehealth visits to help you manage food intolerances, meal planning, medical conditions and more. Nutrition Services also provides a number of nutrition assessment tools online.If you are struggling with food insecurity, emergency food boxes are available for students for free.More Health & Wellness Articles #2 Check for coupons or discountsMost major stores offer digital coupons. Some stores, like King Soopers or Target, will even personalize coupons based on what you most frequently purchase. Once you’ve made your list, check store apps or websites to see if there are any coupons that align with your meal plan. Remember to stick to your list and not buy products based on the coupon. Alternatively, you can adjust your meal plan based on items that are deeply discounted that week. #1 Make a plan (and stick to it)Having a plan in place before you shop for groceries can help you stay organized, save money and choose healthier options. It’s also a great way to cut back on food waste because you’ll only be buying the items you need.To get started, create a menu for the week that includes all of your meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks). If you’re new to meal planning, it’s helpful to keep your meal and snack options fairly simple from day-to-day until you get more comfortable with the process.After you’ve planned out your meals for the week, start to identify which ingredients you already have on hand and which ones you’ll need to purchase. Make a commitment to stick to your list: avoid buying items just because they’re on sale or because they sound good in the moment, and don’t grocery shop while you are hungry. This will help ensure that you stick to your meal plan and your budget.If you’re worried about items that may or may not be available, consider alternatives. For instance, if you are planning to make mashed potatoes, you may want to consider getting a boxed variety if the produce variety is sold out. last_img read more

Afternoon Brief, January 27

first_imgSubscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement TAGSAfricaBritish ColumbiaCaliforniaClos Du ValDiageofeaturedGermanyHess CollectionHungaryIndianaItalyMillennialsNapa ValleyNew ZealandPetaluma GapRhone RangersSaxco InternationalTitan Wine SelectionsTokajWashington Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Share Facebook Twitter Trending Story:In Vino Veritas. In Napa, Deceit.When you buy a bottle of Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon, you trust that the bottle is filled with wine actually made from cabernet sauvignon grapes that were grown in the heart of…Today’s News:Plant plaster protects wine from vine declineA breathable and biodegradable adhesive patch to block fungal invasion of vine pruning wounds has been developed by nanotechnology scientists in the United States. Symptoms of fungal disease esca, or vine decline…Indiana’s wine and grape industry buds outIndiana is known for basketball, racecars and cornfields, but Hoosier wineries are quickly making a name for themselves, as well. Nestled across the state’s countryside are dozens of…California wine producers claim B.C. liquor reforms violate NAFTA, GATT, and EU-Canada AgreementThe association representing California wine producers has called on Premier Christy Clark to revoke or modify plans to favour the sale of B.C. wines in grocery stores. In a January 21 letter to the premier, Wine Institute objects to three policies announced last…Sonoma County Celebrates ‘Birth of an AVA – #Petaluma Gap’$10,000 Generated For Land Trust of Napa County From Sales of Hess Collection Small Block WinesDiageo to Delay Payments to SuppliersTitan Wine and Spirits Rebrands as Titan Wine SelectionsItalian Fine Wine Momentum BuildingOnline Naples wine festival auction raises $231,000Air New Zealand sours relationship with some NZ winemakersWine consumption increases in African marketTokaj wine region to get 330m euro investmentWashington State University announces $3.2 million donation for Wine Science CenterThe beer can celebrates 80 yearsPeople:Colleen Ooten Joins TricorBraun as Director of Supply ChainRevered wine pioneer Davis Bynum now crafting his story at 90Young German Winemaker Mines the Millennial MindMolly Lyman Appointed by Nine North Wine Company as Head WinemakerRhone Rangers to Honor Robert “Bob” Lindquist With Lifetime Achievement AwardClos Du Val appoints Furdek director of marketing and Gallagher director of national salesJoel Cox nabs wine awards and Oscar nominationJoseph W. Saltzman Appointed Sales Representative for Glass Wine Bottles and Rigid Packaging for Saxco Int.Naked wines founder Luke Jecks in Q&A for 10 Minute WrapUncorked: Yang LuQ&A with Amy Butler of Ranchero CellarsMeet Eric Levine, Founder of CellarTrackerChilders the winemaker behind Herrera successWashington winemakers plan for Super weekendTurning honey into wine: Couple sells meade and other products derived from bees Pinterestcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, January 27Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, January 27By Editor – January 27, 2015 45 0 ReddIt Email Previous articleFree Flow Wines Announces TAP’D Draft SolutionsNext articleChristopher Pryor appointed Director of Sales & Marketing for Wyeast Laboratories Editorlast_img read more

Pascual Toso Hires Felipe Stahlschmidt To Chief Winemaker

first_imgTwitter Share Facebook Email AdvertisementHistoric Argentine winery Pascual Toso has announced, in conjunction with their 125th anniversary, that Felipe Stahlschmidt is joining their team as their new chief winemaker. Let me know if you need anything!Stahlschmidt comes to Pascual Toso from Catena, where he oversaw their Vista Flores winery, managed a team of eleven winemakers, and made some of their best-selling wines, including Catena Zapata, and wines for their well-known Alamos brand.In Stahlschmidt’s new role, he will serve as winemaker and custodian to Pascual Tosos’ 1,000 riverside acres that lie in Barrancas, Mendoza. Pascual Toso is one of Mendoza’s historic wineries, with a long tradition of crafting Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon from the old vines of the estate. Stahlschmidt’s belief that great wines represent their native terroir is in line with the long standing philosophy of the winery.“Enrique Toso and the team at Pascual Toso have given me an incredible opportunity to work with some of Mendoza’s best terroir and to improve upon what are already some of Argentina’s best wines,” says Felipe Stahlschmidt of his new role at the winery.Stahlschmidt graduated from the prestigious Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza with an Agronomic Engineer degree in 2003 and is today regarded as one of the top winemakers in Argentina.Please let me know if you need any images or samples of Pascual Toso.ABOUT GUARACHI WINE PARTNERSFounded by Chilean wine visionary Alex Guarachi in 1985, Guarachi Wine Partners celebrates 30 years of enduring connections with supplier, distributor and retail partners. Guarachi Wine Partners pioneered Chilean and Argentine wines in the US and today is a leading global importer, marketer and innovator of fine wines. Guarachi Wine Partners’ portfolio consists of Black Ink, Bodega Norton, Castillo de Monseran, Guarachi Family Wines, Kaiken, Lea, Montes, Nobilissima, Pascual Toso, Santa Ema, Surf Swim, tenshən, and Tensley Wines.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Pascual Toso Hires Felipe Stahlschmidt To Chief WinemakerIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessPascual Toso Hires Felipe Stahlschmidt To Chief WinemakerBy Press Release – November 20, 2015 92 0 TAGSFelipe StahlschmidtGuarachi Wine PartnersPascual Tosopeople Previous articleAfternoon Brief, November 19Next articleAfternoon Brief, November 20 Press Release Pinterest Linkedin ReddItlast_img read more

NCI awards SBIR Phase I to PACT & Health

first_img Related Posts Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News By salil sule on September 19, 2017 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Articlecenter_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story NCI awards SBIR Phase I to PACT & Health WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The award was given for the development of anti-cancer agents and radiation modulators screening devices.PACT & Health of Branford, CT, USA has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by National Cancer Institute (NCI) for the development of I-PARTS integrated platform for anti-cancer radiation therapeutics screening. This is to design and establish an integrated platform to screen anti-cancer drugs using high-throughput clonogenic assay System (HTS). NCI, an institute of National Institute of Health (NIH) leads and supports cancer research across USA to advance scientific knowledge and help people to live longer and healthier. The SBIR is one of NCI’s engines of innovation for developing and commercializing novel technologies in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In addition to funding, NCI contributes tremendously to mentoring and networking for small businesses with next-generation cancer technologies.Dr Rao V L Papineni, CEO PACT & Health, and Principal Investigator of the project points that I-PARTS, integrated platform for anti-cancer radiation therapeutics screening combines the recent advances in cell culture automation, microfluidics, and high-speed image analysis with the high-thoughput X-ray irradiation. The grantee PACT & Health at Precision X-Ray Unit partners with Co-PI Dr. Sylvain Costes at NASA-Ames in this pivotal project. Commercially, I-PARTS, an integrated instrument is designed and developed to discover new cancer drugs required for combined cancer therapy. This instrument and the technology is miniaturized such that cancer drugs and radiation treatment can be tailored for individual patient, the ongoing goal towards personalized medicine. Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Kalispell City Council Green Lights Plan to Build 120 New Apartments

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. The Kalispell City Council granted a conditional use permit on March 4 to a developer planning to build 120 new apartments along Two Mile Drive.The proposed development will feature five three-story buildings with 24 units in each building. The buildings will be spread across 4.23 acres located north of the Gateway Community Center, east of Financial Drive, south of Two Mile Drive and west of Glenwood Drive. The plan calls for parking lots with a capacity of at least 242 vehicles near the buildings as well as green space. There will also be a clubhouse.The Kalispell City Planning Board held a hearing about the proposal on Feb. 12. During the hearing, two people provided public comment: One spoke out against the project with concerns about increased traffic in the area and the other supported it because of the need for additional housing in the area.At the end of that Feb. 12 meeting, the planning board voted to recommend that the city council approve the conditional use permit. The council did just in a unanimous vote. The vote clears the path for the developer, Husky Partners LLC, to break ground in the coming months.City officials have said that there are roughly 700 multi-family units in the works right now. A block away from the 120-unit development that the city just approved, contractors are preparing to break ground on another apartment complex that will eventually include 324 units. Additional condos and apartments are also being built near Glacier Town Center and Silverbrook Estates on the north end of the city.The rush of residential development comes as the demand for housing continues to increase across the Flathead Valley.“Residential is taking off,” City Planner Tom Jentz said earlier this year.last_img read more