CBI hits out at strike laws

first_img whatsapp whatsapp CBI hits out at strike laws Share THE CBI is calling for an overhaul of current strike laws to provide greater protection to the public and companies as the threat of industrial action in the UK continues to rise. The business lobby group said the current laws need to reflect the fact that 85 per cent of private sector employees are not union members. It has outlined a number of changes it said will raise the threshold for industrial action.Strikes should only go ahead if 40 per cent of union members vote in favour of action, according to the CBI, which has also argued that firms should be able to continue trading through a strike period by employing agency staff.Other proposals include, extending the strike notice period to 14 days, giving employees the option of whether they want to be represented by a union and imposing frequent audits of union memberships. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo KCS-content center_img Show Comments ▼ Sunday 3 October 2010 11:23 pm More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULLlast_img read more

IPL 2019: Fan Parks to cover 21 States, 36 cities; Sikkim…

first_img The Indian Premier League Fan Parks for the IPL 2019 season will be spread across 21 States – 36 cities.To take the IPL fervour to all parts of the country has been a constant endeavour of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Initiated in 2015, the IPL Fan Parks have got fans closer to the action, replicating a stadium-type atmosphere at locations hundreds of miles away from the LIVE action. Football PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Cricket Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – March 22, 2019 Previous articleIPL 2019: Fabindia ties-up with Star Sports as official styling partnerNext articleIPL 2019 CSK vs RCB: When and where to watch Live action Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket Cricket CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Cricket WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Facebook Twitter WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Latest Sports News IPL 2019: Fan Parks to cover 21 States, 36 cities; Sikkim is new destination by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoThis season theme-based Vivo IPL Fan Park will extend their footprints to newer territories. Spread across 21 States and covering 36 cities, Fan Park 2019 looks to cover regions with limited options of entertainment, thereby trying to bring about a social change through community viewing, states a write in the official IPL website.Staying true to the motive of reaching thousands of Indians and defying boundaries, 1 new State and 8 new cities have been added. In the last four years, Fan Parks have covered 65 cities. The existing cities retained for this year are the ones, which have seen a good footfall in previous years and continue to draw fans in large numbers.Tezpur, Gangtok, Bhilai, Una, Shimoga, Tirunelveli, Madurai and Trichy are the new destinations added to the IPL razzmatazz via Fan Parks.Muzaffarpur, Lucknow, Solapur and Tirunelveli will have the lightening atmosphere of Fan Parks for the first three games of the season tomorrow (Saturday) and on Sunday, while fans in Bilai, Bikaner, Nadiad and Mysore will get to experience all the fun in a festive atmosphere during the final.Also Read: IPL 2019: The full and final scheduleIPL 2019: Three days to go KXIP still without a title sponsorIPL 2019: SA pacer Lungi Ngidi out with side strainIPL 2019: Pakistan government bans broadcastIPL 2019 CSK vs RCB: When and where to watch Live action Cricket TAGSBCCIBoard of Control for Cricket in IndiaIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2019IPL 2019 LiveIPL 2019 ScheduleIPL Fan Parks SHARE Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attentionlast_img read more

Septiembre – diciembre 2015 consagraciones, elecciones y consentimientos en la…

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Agosto 27, 2015] En los próximos cuatro meses – del 1 de septiembre al 31 de diciembre – la Iglesia Episcopal será testigo de la instalación del 27o Obispo Presidente, de la consagración de dos obispos, de la elección de un obispo, y del proceso en marcha de consentimiento de dos obispos.Obispo PresidenteLa Santa Eucaristía con la instalación del 27o Obispo Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal, el obispo Michael Bruce Curry, tendrá lugar el domingo 1 de noviembre a mediodía, tiempo del Este, en la Catedral Nacional de WashingtonConsagracionesDos consagraciones de obispos están programadas para septiembre-diciembre.El 12 de septiembre: Diócesis de Pensilvania Central: El Rev. Canónigo Audrey Scanlan, elegido el 14 de marzoEl 14 de noviembre: Diócesis de Dallas: El Rev. George Sumner, elegido el 16 de mayo (pendiente de completar con éxito el proceso de consentimiento).EleccionesDe septiembre a diciembre está programada la elección de un obispo:El 17 de octubre: Diócesis del Este de OregónProceso de consentimiento canónicoActualmente hay en curso dos procesos de consentimiento canónico entre septiembre-diciembre..El 10 de octubre: El Rev. George Sumner, elegido Obispo de Dallas el 16 de mayoEl 19 de diciembre: El Rev. Moisés Quezada Mota de la Diócesis de la República Dominicana elegido obispo coadjutor el 25 de julio Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Septiembre – diciembre 2015 consagraciones, elecciones y consentimientos en la Iglesia Episcopal The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Elections, Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Consecrations, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Aug 27, 2015 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

Funding basic research plays the long game for future payoffs

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By Jeffrey Gardner, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and first published on theconversation.com.The Senate recently proposed to increase the research budgets of the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and NASA. While this is encouraging to the many scientists whose research is dependent on grants from these agencies, it comes at a time when scientific research is under increased scrutiny.Questioning the merit of scientific research is certainly not new. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Golden Fleece Awards were an ignominious honor bestowed by a U.S. senator on what he considered “wasteful” research. The majority of the ire was aimed at research thought to be “useless.”But having no obvious immediate application doesn’t mean something will never be of use.Perhaps the difficulty in justifying basic research is in part a branding problem. The goal of this type of work is to understand the fundamental principles of nature, and it spans the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Once these fundamental principles are understood, they can be applied to more translational research that can have direct benefits to patients or consumers.But the benefits of basic research are often not instantly recognizable. Potential long-term payoffs – perhaps ones that haven’t even been imagined yet – won’t help consumers or patients now.There are countless discoveries whose eventual impact would have been very difficult to predict when the research was in its infancy. Honors like the Golden Goose Award, presented every fall since 2012, combat the idea of basic research being “wasteful” or “useless” by underscoring that it’s actually the foundation for further scientific innovation. Given enough time and support, basic research can yield significant real-world benefits that were hard to predict in advance. Here are two examples of scientific curiosity paying substantial dividends decades after the initial discovery.What could a bioluminescent jellyfish contribute to medical science? LagunaticPhoto/Shutterstock.comFrom glowing jellyfish to biomedical imagingIt was very unlikely that scientists were thinking of medical applications when in the 1950s they started studying why some jellyfish glow. Marine biologists discovered that the jellyfish Aequorea victoria was bioluminescent. What was unclear at the time was how this jellyfish produces its light, which is a vibrant green color.Seven years later a group of researchers discovered that the living light from the jellyfish came from a single protein they called aequorin. Strangely, the light from the purified aequorin protein was blue, not green. After another eight years of work, they found that a partner protein to aequorin, which they called green fluorescent protein (GFP), produced the vibrant green-colored light seen in the living jellyfish.The question then became how did the two proteins work together to produce this light? It took another 10 years of work to get the answer. A series of papers published in the early 1970s characterized a small molecule called a chromophore that integrated into the GFP protein structure. The structure of GFP was discovered in the early 1990s, which further helped researchers understand how this protein created light in living cells.The first time the GFP protein was produced in an organism other than a jellyfish was in 1992. Expressing GFP in the small worm C. elegans and the bacterium E. coli made them both glow a brilliant green color. This breakthrough, nearly 40 years after the initial jellyfish study, opened the door for using GFP as a powerful tool for biomedical research. Today researchers use GFP to track protein interactions and movement in living cells, which is useful in the study of cancer and bacterial diseases. A current literature search in PubMed returns over 30,000 peer-reviewed published papers using the search term “green fluorescent protein.”The impact of GFP has also been recognized with a Nobel Prize in 2008 and an inaugural Golden Goose Award in 2012.What could a bacteria’s immune system add to genetic researchers’ toolkit? Meletios Verras/Shutterstock.comFrom bacterial immunity to genome editingA more recent example of how basic research is now driving incredible innovation can be found in the fields of synthetic biology and genome editing, thanks to what actually started out very humbly as the characterization of bacteria. In the late 1980s, researchers found that certain bacteria had short repeated regions in their genome, but they didn’t know their purpose. They called these DNA sequences Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats; you’ve probably heard its acronym nickname CRISPR. Work characterizing and cataloging bacteria that had these short repeated sequences continued for 20 years before researchers discovered proteins associated with the short DNA repeats. They called them CRISPR associated, or Cas, proteins.One major advance happened in 2005 when researchers realized that CRISPR sequences found in bacterial genomes match DNA in phages, viruses that infect bacteria. A few more years later, scientists showed that the CRISPR-Cas system was a type of adaptive immunity that bacteria use to remember phage infection and prevent it from happening again. The Cas protein cuts invading phage’s DNA to stop infection. This discovery was groundbreaking; no one had known something as simple as a single-celled bacterium could have a sophisticated immune system.And then in 2013, researchers realized this type of directed DNA cutting could be used to edit the genomes of other organisms, not just bacteria. The method was quickly adapted for use in yeast, worm, fruit fly, zebrafish, mouse, plant and human cells. Genome editing in this way will have far-reaching implications for everything from food production to stem cell therapies.Thirty years after its discovery, the scope of CRISPR research is truly impressive; a current literature search in PubMed returns over 10,000 peer-reviewed published papers using the search term “CRISPR.” The technologies stemming from CRISPR have not won a Golden Goose Award or Nobel Prize yet, but some speculate it is only a matter of time.Curiosity and patience yield dividendsAnswering fundamental questions – Why do jellyfish glow? Why do bacterial genomes have short repeating DNA sequences? – can lead to innovation and tangible benefits in many aspects of everyday life. And a Golden Goose Award or Nobel Prize is not required to show that a discovery has translational application. An entrepreneurship study published in 2017 highlighted that more than 75 percent of research articles published are eventually referenced in at least one patent disclosure. This study showed a strong link between patent applications, ostensibly a quantitative metric of innovation, and basic research taking place at universities and government laboratories.Real-world impacts stemming from basic research can take decades to unfold. If basic science is not supported and funded in the U.S., other countries will take over the innovation leadership role. Much like the goose that laid golden eggs, time and patience are required to get the most out of basic research. The Anatomy of Fear TAGStheconversation.com Previous articleHow parents can help their freshman teens cope with stressNext articleApplication deadline approaching for Blue School Grants Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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House S / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten

first_img “COPY” Houses Architects: Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/46173/house-s-grosfeld-van-der-velde-architecten Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/46173/house-s-grosfeld-van-der-velde-architecten Clipboard House S / Grosfeld van der Velde ArchitectenSave this projectSaveHouse S / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten ArchDaily Copy• 2008 House S / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten Save this picture!© Michel Kievits+ 23 Share Projects Year:  Photographs:  Michel Kievits, Raphael Drent, Roel van der LaarText description provided by the architects. The house is located on the edge of the Asterdplas in Breda’s Haagse Beemden district. The living area is raised above the surrounding land, so that the view on the natural environment is optimal. Further solidifying the home’s connection to nature, large floor-to-ceiling windows frame the view, while giving the house a light and transparent character. Save this picture!site planRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaSince the residents are home workers, employees and customers are also regaled at the house. Therefore private and business rooms are separated in an ingenious way, where they do touch but never cross. Save this picture!© Michel KievitsThe working space is partly situated below grade, fit with a horizontal orientated window. Providing a beautiful view on the environment and allowing for a bright, natural lit lower level.Save this picture!© Michel KievitsProject gallerySee allShow lessTafoni Floating HomeArticlesKorea Center / SAMOOArticles Share CopyAbout this officeGrosfeld van der Velde ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPublished on January 17, 2010Cite: “House S / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten” 17 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?S住宅 / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

NAFTA Renegotiation Process Begins

first_img The Trump administration has officially laid out its strategies to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico in a letter delivered today to Congress. The administration’s main goal is to update the Clinton-era trade deal. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer recently wrapped up two days of meetings with both the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, as well as special trade advisory groups from both chambers.By law, those meetings had to take place before the letter could be sent. The letter was addressed to Chuck Schumer, Orrin Hatch, Paul Ryan, and Nancy Pelosi. In the letter, Lighthizer stressed the need to modernize the agreement. “As I said three days ago when I was sworn in, I believe the President’s leadership on trade will permanently reverse the dangerous trajectory of American trade,” he said. Lighthizer singled out digital trade, which was in its infancy when the original agreement was negotiated, as one of the details needing to be upgraded.Lighthizer added that the administration intends to begin negotiations as soon as possible, but no sooner than 90 days from now.In his campaign for the White House, Donald Trump stressed the dangers of consistently running a trade deficit. The administration will likely focus on ways to cut into the trade deficit when renegotiations formally begin on the NAFTA. One key point that Trump wants to revise is the “Rules of Origin.” Trump believes too many parts used to assemble goods in NAFTA countries are supplied by non-NAFTA nations. When those goods are assembled, they come into the U.S. tax-free.Government contracts are another key topic for the administration. NAFTA requires the three governments to consider suppliers from other countries when it comes to infrastructure projects. That means the U.S. government must look at Mexican and Canadian suppliers as favorably as it does with American suppliers. However, Trump wants the U.S. government to favor American suppliers, and experts worry that could lead to retaliation by Mexico and Canada. American suppliers would have a much harder time getting contracts with Mexico and Canada.Dispute resolution is another item of concern. Current NAFTA rules say disputes should be heard by a panel of members from all three countries. Trump believes cases involving American businesses should be heard in American courts. He believes American businesses don’t always get a fair shake in dispute resolution.Source: NAFB News Service NAFTA Renegotiation Process Begins Home Indiana Agriculture News NAFTA Renegotiation Process Begins By Hoosier Ag Today – May 18, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleAg Groups Concerned About NAFTA Renegotiations Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Horoscope: October 6, 2020

first_img Previous articleLeader of the ‘Let Us Worship’ movement brings his message to Fort WorthNext articleWhat we’re reading: Trump returns to White House, Texas police officer charged with murder Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ printA baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Taurus until 12:03 a.m., when the Moon enters Gemini.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020:Optimistic, fun and vivacious, you live life to the fullest. You have a desire to improve the lives of others. This year, you get your own way in your career, and your finances improve exponentially. If single, you give your all for love and might choose the wrong partner — until next year. If attached, your partner is your romantic ideal, and you paint a vivid picture together. GEMINI entertains you the most.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★★You can have a deeper understanding of the psyche of a sibling. Keep relations with neighbors peaceful. An organized schedule helps you release stress. This is an active day with many projects in progress. Tonight: You’re learning a great deal in regard to life experience.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★Today emphasizes appreciation of possessions. You add to a collection or find a treasure. If you need a new piece of jewelry, you can locate the perfect item now. Browsing online is an appealing pastime. Tonight: Serious talk with a family member.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★★Your charm carries you a long way today. The pleasant impression you’re projecting opens doors to preferments you’ve long deserved. An old friend puts in a kind word. You can combine friendly interaction with business matters. Tonight: Your kind of night.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★Today makes you sympathetic and helpful, but also more emotional than usual. You’ll put changes on hold and recognize a temporary need for conformity. Get extra rest and be patient with yourself. Tonight: Old memories are strong. Try some journaling.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★★Today is the start of a tremendous growth and opportunity cycle. Your standard of living is about to improve. Be alert to opportunities for promotion. Believe in yourself and try new projects. Tonight: Breaking counterproductive old habits from the past.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★Today places your professional reputation under scrutiny. Be absolutely sure of details. Take a moment to verify and check the facts. Little annoyances clear up magically, and you enjoy a productive time. Tonight: A new and very important career contact is made.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★★You’ll be inventive, will communicate well and can initiate improvements at work. Your willingness to experiment impresses the right people. Specific potentials come to light. Share scientific and metaphysical concepts. Tonight: Let friends know and celebrate a day well done.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★★You will find ways to fulfill a cherished dream. Today allows you to show others your potential. Opportunities come. It’s also a good time to make decisions about personal matters and health care. Tonight: Delighting in artistic or spiritual growth.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★There are tremendous opportunities and an avalanche of ideas and projects. You might feel overwhelmed. Try not to take on too much. You realize that everyone needs a great deal from you. Tonight: Avoid a partner who has been a disappointment in the past.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★Accept what you feel is inevitable. Resist the temptation to complain about routine chores, and count your blessings. Health and fitness are a focus. Don’t postpone a dentist appointment if it’s needed. Tonight: Look at competitors as motivating influences to inspire you.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★You’ll enjoy gambles and intriguing risks. Adventurous leisure activities have appeal. Regarding love, you’ll seek a situation that is thrilling rather than safe and secure. Business takes a back seat to social and creative interests. Tonight: Too much time online.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★Today brings changes at work. You will plan leisure or vacation activities but should fulfill responsibilities related to home and family life first. Loyalty and what it really means to you is an issue. Tonight: Your career path starts to take a new direction.Born today: Engineer George Westinghouse (1846), architect Le Corbusier (1887), actress Elisabeth Shue (1963) Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 1, 2021 ReddIt Facebook Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Tamia Banks Linkedin Facebook Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 2, 2021 + posts Twitter Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: April 28, 2021last_img read more

KOBELCO Group’s CO2 Reduction Solution

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Previous articleEkblad, Yandle lift Panthers over struggling Stars 3-1Next articlePageau lifts New York Islanders over Buffalo Sabres 3-2 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebook Twitter TAGS  TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that it has successfully demonstrated the technology that can reduce a significant amount of CO 2 emissions from blast furnace operations, combining the technologies of Midrex *1) in the engineering business and the blast furnace operation technology in the iron and steel business. This achievement is a result of the integrated efforts of the Kobe Steel Group (also known as the KOBELCO Group) leveraging its diverse businesses. The demonstration test was conducted for a month at a large blast furnace (4,844 m 3 ) of the Kakogawa Works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, in October 2020. The quantity of CO 2 emissions from the blast furnace is determined by the reducing agent rate (RAR) *2) or the quantity of carbon fuel used in blast furnace ironmaking. In the demonstration test, it was verified that RAR could be stably reduced from 518 kg/tHM (ton of hot metal) to 415 kg/tHM by charging a large amount of hot briquetted iron (HBI) *3) produced by the MIDREX ® Process *4). The results indicate that this technology can reduce CO 2 emissions by approximately 20% compared to a conventional method *5). In addition, the world’s lowest level of coke rate (239 kg/tHM) has been achieved in the demonstration test of this technology. The company sees it as a promising solution that could become readily available in the near future at a lower additional cost compared to other CO 2 reduction measures. CO 2 reduction cost using this technology is calculated as follows: ((a)-(b)-(c)/ The quantity of CO 2 reduced (d)) + Equipment cost + Other costs where (a) is (the quantity of HBI charged × HBI unit price), (b) is (the quantity of iron ore reduced × iron ore unit price), and (c) is (the quantity of reductant reduced × reductant unit price). Note: The value of (c) equals (the quantity of coke reduced × coke unit price) + (the quantity of pulverized coal reduced × pulverized coal unit price). The quantity of CO 2 reduced (d) equals (the quantity of reductant reduced × CO 2 emission factor). Typical raw material unit prices are: HBI > coke > iron ore > pulverized coal. The key technologies utilized for this achievement are: (1) Technologies of Midrex for HBI manufacturing in the engineering business (2) Blast furnace operation technology in the iron and steel business (e.g. advanced pellet production technology, HBI charging technology for blast furnaces, and blast furnace operation technology utilizing AI) All of these technologies are developed by the KOBELCO Group as generic solution technologies applicable to various blast furnaces. We will keep improving this CO 2 reduction solution technology while further reducing CO 2 emissions and achieving lower costs for CO 2 reduction. Beyond our own efforts to reduce emissions from our facilities, we will strive to contribute to the acceleration of CO 2 reduction through introducing this solution to blast furnaces around the world. In addition, we believe that the success of the demonstration test on an actual blast furnace has made a significant step forward in providing low CO 2 steel products to customers. As moving forward with our environmental efforts on the scale of the whole supply chain, we will establish production and sales systems and define the terms and conditions for sales so that we can provide customers with low CO 2 steel products that offer new added value. The mission of the KOBELCO Group is to develop and establish technologies that can reduce CO 2 emissions as quickly as possible and at the lowest possible cost in order to proceed with the initiatives to create a green society toward the goal of achieving carbon neutrality in 2050 as declared by the Japanese government. The KOBELCO Group has always strived to and will continue to provide solutions to the needs of society by making the best use of the talents of our employees and our technologies with a view to realizing a world in which people, now and in the future, can fulfill their hopes and dreams while enjoying safe, secure, and prosperous lives. *1) Midrex Technologies, Inc. is Kobe Steel’s wholly owned subsidiary in the U.S. *2) Reducing agent rate (RAR) = coke rate (determined by the quantity of coke used in blast furnace) + pulverized coal rate (determined by the quantity of pulverized coal injected into blast furnace). Coke is carbon fuel made from coal. *3) Hot briquetted iron (HBI) is direct reduced iron (DRI) in a briquetted form. Since hot DRI is not suitable for long-distance transportation, it is pressed into a compact solid (briquette) upon being discharged from the reduction furnace. *4) The MIDREX ® Process is the leading direct reduced iron (DRI) making process, which produces approximately 80% of the world’s direct reduced iron with natural gas (approximately 60% of the world’s direct reduced iron at large). The MIDREX ® Process uses natural gas as the reductant and pellets made of iron ore as the source of iron to make DRI through the reduction process in the shaft furnace. In comparison to the blast furnace method, the MIDREX ® Process can reduce CO 2 emissions by 20 to 40%. There are over 90 MIDREX modules worldwide. *5) The results are compared with fiscal 2013, which is the base year of the CO 2 reduction targets set by the government and the KOBELCO Group. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005382/en/ CONTACT: Chris Vickrey or Ben Wilcox MSA Partners [email protected] 212-764-4760 KEYWORD: JAPAN ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MANUFACTURING OTHER MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT STEEL CHEMICALS/PLASTICS SOURCE: Kobe Steel, Ltd. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 05:11 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 05:11 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005382/en Facebookcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest KOBELCO Group’s CO2 Reduction Solutionlast_img read more

COVID In Orphanages & Jails- Test Maximum Number Of Children & Ensure Health Of Jail Inmates Isn’t Jeopardized: Tripura High Court To Govt

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID In Orphanages & Jails- Test Maximum Number Of Children & Ensure Health Of Jail Inmates Isn’t Jeopardized: Tripura High Court To Govt Sparsh Upadhyay17 May 2021 11:07 PMShare This – xWhile dealing with a PIL concerning the preparedness of the State-administration to deal with emerging Covid related situation, the Tripura High Court on Monday (May 17) asked the State Government to ensure maximum possible testing of the children in Orphanages. The Bench of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice S. Talapatra further directed the State Government to ensure that the health of inmates is not jeopardized on account of being kept confined. The Court has also asked the state government to file an affidavit stating what is the current requirement of oxygen per day of the State of Tripura. Court’s observations While taking note of the details provided by the State administration in its affidavit, the Court touched on the issue of the high infection cases in State-run orphanages and jails. The Court remarked, “The young children who are housed in these orphanages, need special protection. The State-administration would ensure maximum possible testing of these children, particularly considering the fact that in recent times number of positive cases reported in these orphanages is quite high.” Regarding the status of jails, the Court said, “So far as jail inmates are concerned, the State which has restricted the movement of a citizen, of course by authority of law, has the onus to ensure that his health is not jeopardized on account of being kept confined. We are sure the State-administration shall take into account all the observations and directives of the committee specially constituted by the Supreme Court by its order dated 23rd March, 2020.” Lastly, the Court brought it to the notice of the State administration as to the requirement of round the clock helpline which is efficient, functional and provides all necessary information and support to the relatives of the patients who are in need. In particular, the Court asked the State to think of devising a system by which the availability of hospital beds with and without oxygen supply and ventilators is constantly made available in the public domain. “This will help the relatives of the Covid patients who require urgent hospitalization and oxygen support to identify the proper place without loss of time,” added the Court. Lastly, the Court asked the Advocate General to take up the issue with the State-administration and devise a plan as found appropriate. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsOrphanages & Jails Tripura High Court Chief Justice Akil Kureshi Justice S. Talapatra COVID-19 COVID COVID INFECTION Orphanages JAILS Jail Inmates Next Storylast_img read more

Employers slow to comply with data protection code

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Companies are continuing to breach the Data Protection Act by failing tofollow the necessary codes of practice. According to a survey, seven out of 10 firms have failed to register withthe Information Commission – the first step they need to take to ensurecompliance. Almost three in 10 companies either do not follow or are unaware if they arefollowing the codes according to the survey by recruitment consultancy Zebra.The codes outline employers’ responsibilities when handling staff informationunder the Data Protection Act. Four out of 10 of the 140 employers polled report increasing demands ontheir HR function since the first code on recruitment was published at thebeginning of this year. Two-thirds of managers are unaware of their recruitment responsibilitiesunder the code and do not know which company staff member is responsible forcompliance. Seven out of 10 managers have not had data protection training andmore than half are largely unaware of their responsibilities under the DPA. Only 56 per cent of companies have changed their recruitment processes inresponse to the code. Just 12 per cent of employers report they would findmeeting staff requests for access to their individual data ‘very easy’, asrequired under the act. Tom Fisher, head of global HR systems at Logica, believes that a lack ofknowledge of the code and poor internal communication are hindering firms fromcomplying. “A significant administration burden for the HR department arises fromthe code. I am surprised that the figures [for breaching the code] are nothigher,” he said. By Paul Nelson Employers slow to comply with data protection codeOn 24 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more