SRC Continues to provide Quality Scientific Solutions

first_imgRelatedSRC Continues to provide Quality Scientific Solutions Advertisements RelatedSRC Continues to provide Quality Scientific Solutions SRC Continues to provide Quality Scientific Solutions CommerceDecember 29, 2010center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail During the last financial year, the Scientific Research Council (SRC) continued to effectively serve the productive sector, policy makers and the general public through product research and development, providing quality scientific and technological solutions, and facilitating technology transfer.As set out in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce’s performance report for its agencies up to May 2010, more than 1,500 tissue culture plantlets were supplied by the SRC to local farmers, while technical services were provided in food processing to more than 80 clients. Additionally, four contracts for the research and development of food products were completed.Analytical services (chemical and microbiological) in water, wastewater and food were provided for the agro-processing and manufacturing sectors as well as private individuals.Environmental pollution load was addressed through the design of 40 wastewater treatment systems and the implementation of nine, with a system constructed for a major local fast food chain.According to the report, which was tabled in Parliament, the SRC also generated research data on the glycemic index of five Jamaican products, and completed the implementation of the National Health Fund (NHF) project on hypertension and diabetes.During the review period, five accredited training programmes were delivered by the agency, with one entity trained in the use of tissue culture technology and was facilitated to establish a commercial/semi-commercial production of plantlets.As it relates to the sale of food formulations and transfer of technology, 26 food formulations were sold to micro, small and medium enterprises in the productive sector and a new database consisting of over 300 records developed for the region.The Caribbean Energy Information System (CEIS), a regional renewable energy information platform was also developed, and the assessment of the analytical laboratories completed.The SRC was created in 1960 with the overall responsibility to contribute to economic growth by broadening the country’s industrial base in a manner that focuses on the use of local resources. The Council also provides technical support to existing industries to enhance their performance in increasingly competitive domestic and international markets. RelatedSRC Continues to provide Quality Scientific Solutionslast_img read more

Triathlon Relays open for Bank Holiday fun

first_imgThe award winning Triathlon Relays are now open for entries, with the event set for the Bank Holiday weekend of 27-28 August in Nottingham. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Relays, there will be plenty of activity on site to make it a great weekend of racing in a festival style atmosphere.Back when the relays were first launched, there were just 40 teams taking part, a lot of skimpy lycra and Iain Hamilton, the race director, was 18 years old and running the event as a college project.This year’s event features men’s, women’s, mixed and open teams as well as the new elite style team relays on Sunday. The elite style relay format and team time trial finals were a massive hit last year, contributing to the event winning Triathlon England’s Event of the Year award.As usual there is on site camping, catering and an event expo, as well as some new entertainments at the National Water Sports Centre to mark the event anniversary. There are various other activities including rafting, wake boarding, the sky trail, mini golf and segways.The relays are aimed at any group of four people who want to compete as a team. It is not necessary to be a club member, anyone can compete as long as they can complete a 500m open water swim, 15km flat and fast bike ride and 5km flat run.In order to compete for Triathlon England national titles, all four members of the team need to be Home Nations members and registered to the same club.Saturday’s standard relay format will see each member of the team individually completing each discipline before tagging their teammate, until all four people have completed each section and can cross the finishing line.Sunday will see the elite style triathlon relays followed by team time trial finals. Live music via DJs and crazy race commentary will make this all the more exciting to watch.Entries are open now via Relatedlast_img read more

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first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

#UWFSwimDive | Madeline Pitt Interview

first_imgMadeline Pitt is an 11-time All-American in the pool, and she joined us this week to talk about her incredible career. #GoArgos Print Friendly Versionlast_img

Star flops: Several NBA prospects already bounced from NCAAs

first_imgArizona’s Deandre Ayton, left, and Rawle Alkins walk off the court after Arizona lost 89-68 to Buffalo in a first-round game of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Many of the freshman stars who garnered so much of the college basketball world’s attention during the regular season have already been bounced from March Madness.Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, Oklahoma’s Trae Young, Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., Alabama’s Collin Sexton and Texas’ Mohamed Bamba are all considered potential NBA lottery picks whenever they decide to turn pro. They’re also all out of the NCAA Tournament after facing the harsh reality that sometimes individual talent isn’t enough in March.Sexton is the only freshman from that group who even reached the second round.“I hate losing,” Young said after Oklahoma’s first-round overtime loss to Rhode Island . “That’s not in my DNA, losing.”One lesson these freshmen are learning is rather obvious: It always helps to be surrounded by experienced players or equally talented freshmen.Only three of the top seven prospects from the 2017 recruiting class according to the 247Sports Composite remain in the tournament. It’s probably no coincidence that all three of them play for the same school: Duke.Duke’s Marvin Bagley, Trevon Duval and Wendell Carter Jr. are in the regional semifinals after helping the Blue Devils win their first two NCAA Tournament games by an average margin of 23½ points. Duke has five players — including four freshmen — with NCAA Tournament scoring averages in double figures thus far.“Just being able to share the wealth in between one another and for us to be all together and be unselfish, it’s a great thing,” Carter said.The Duke freshmen say they have benefited from having talented classmates around them who are going through similar situations. They’ve also worked alongside senior guard Grayson Allen and his wealth of postseason experience.“That’s the reason I came to Duke, to play with a lot of great guys who I’ve seen play before and to be able to team up with these guys and figure out each other and work together,” Bagley said. “It’s a great feeling.”Kentucky also has reached the Sweet 16 with a freshman class that included five of the nation’s top 18 Class of 2017 recruits according to the 247Sports Composite. Freshmen Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Hamidou Diallo, PJ Washington and Kevin Knox have averaged a combined 66 points in two NCAA Tournament games.Many of the notable freshmen who were ousted from the NCAA Tournament played quite well.Young had 28 points and seven assists against Rhode Island. Ayton had 14 points and 13 rebounds in Arizona’s loss to Buffalo . Bamba had 13 points and 14 rebounds before fouling out of an overtime loss to Nevada. Porter played just three games for Missouri all season because of a lower back injury that required surgery , but he had 16 points and 10 rebounds against Florida State . Sexton averaged 21 points in his two NCAA Tournament games.“For anybody not to remember Deandre as the greatest freshman that ever walked through Arizona, they weren’t paying attention, statistically and just the type of kid he is,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said. “He’s destined to do some great things. When you get someone like him, you want to go all the way, right? And when you lose in the first round, that’s a tough pill to swallow.”But in many cases, they didn’t have enough help. For instance, Sexton was the only Alabama player to score in double figures in the Crimson Tide’s second-round loss to Villanova.Now these freshmen will have to sit and watch the rest of the NCAA Tournament while learning from the frustrating finishes to their seasons.“I left everything I could, and I know my teammates did as well, (left) everything they could on that floor,” Young said. “But I’ve had to mature, like I said, all season. This is all the process. This is all – this is a chapter in my book. This season, that chapter is closed now.”___AP Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.___More AP college basketball: ; and read more

Ex-NFL player Jonathan Martin charged with teammate threats

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was charged Tuesday with threatening two former teammates who had harassed him in the NFL and with threatening his former prep school classmates, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. In this Dec. 2, 2012, file photo, Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin looks up from the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Miami.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file) Martin pleaded not guilty to four felony counts of making criminal threats and a misdemeanor charge of carrying a loaded firearm, district attorney’s office spokesman Greg Risling said.A post on Martin’s Instagram page last month showed a shotgun and referred by name to the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles that he once attended.The post also included mentions of the Instagram usernames of former Miami Dolphins players Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey and said suicide and revenge were the only options for a victim of bullying.Martin left the Dolphins midseason in 2013 after accusing teammates of bullying. An NFL investigation found that Incognito, Pouncey and teammate John Jerry engaged in persistent harassment directed at Martin.Incognito was suspended for the final eight games and sat out the 2014 season before joining the Buffalo Bills.Pouncey was released by Miami last week and agreed to a two-year contract Monday with the Los Angeles ChargersThe NFL’s investigation also found that teammates threatened to rape Martin’s sister, called him a long list of slurs and bullied him for not being “black enough.” Martin is black and Incognito is white.Court documents say Martin “did willfully and unlawfully threaten to commit a crime which would result in death and great bodily injury” of Pouncey and Incognito. Both Pouncey and Incognito feared for their own safety and the safety of their families, the documents said.Prosecutors said Martin also had a loaded firearm in his vehicle in Glendale, but court papers provided no other details.The name of Martin’s attorney was not immediately known. Prosecutors said he is due back in court next month and faces up to six years in prison if he’s convicted.___More AP NFL: and read more

Jerome Bettis encourages a healthier lifestyle, with Stryker

first_imgJEROME BETTIS, with “Get on the Bus” winner Chris Crytzer.Stryker’s Joint Replacement Division launched “Get on the Bus,” with the help of ex-Pittsburgh Steeler and Hall of Famer Jerome “The Bus” Bettis. Stryker is spreading the message about the importance of prioritizing joint health and going to see a doctor to talk about joint pain.Stryker’s “Get on the Bus” contest encouraged people to share why they or their loved ones need a little extra encouragement to go to the doctor to learn about joint health.Bettis surprised the first-ever winner of the “Get on the Bus” contest, Chris Crytzer of Coraopolis, who had Bettis showing up to her home in the decked-out Stryker bus. Crytzer and Bettis spent the June 12 afternoon at the doctor’s office, lunch at Jerome Bettis Grille 36 and a stroll around Allegheny Commons Park.“I know from experience that if you’re dealing with joint pain you might feel anxious about taking that first step to see a doctor,” Bettis said in a news release. “I suffer from knee pain and was avoiding talking about it with my doctor, but through my relationship with Stryker I’ve gotten to know (professional golfer) Fred Funk personally and he was the one who encouraged me to make that move and get a game plan in place with my doctor. I want to help other joint pain sufferers and do what Fred did for me—give them that extra push to see a professional and learn about various treatment options that are available to them.”GET ON THE BUS—Ex-Pittsburgh Steeler great Jerome Bettis, with Coraopolis resident Chris Crytzer, the winner of the first-ever “Get on the Bus” contest. Bettis is encouraging people to live a healthier lifestyle and visit a doctor about joint health. (Photos by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)“I received my Stryker knee replacement in 2009, and it was actually my wife who encouraged me to address my joint pain in the first place,” Funk said in a news release. “The pain was not only affecting my career as a professional golfer, it was also interfering with other aspects of my life such as walking the dog and keeping up with my kids. Since then, I’m back on the course doing what I love. I know that my story is not unlike so many others out there, which is why I’m excited to team up with The Bus.”Bettis, at his Jerome Bettis Grille 36, spoke with the New Pittsburgh Courier about Steelers-related topics as well. “I knew Big Ben was really special from day one, but this team only has about a two-year window with this explosive offense to win another Super Bowl,” said Bettis. “If Ben stays healthy I believe he will play three more years. Ben is strong and relatively young in football years and I believe he got a lot in him. Why would he retire when he has everything he wants on offense—great receivers, great running back and a great offensive line and an offensive coordinator that he likes. He waited his entire career for this so why would he walk away?”And what about Le’Veon Bell, who most likely will skip the upcoming preseason and sign his one-year franchise tag just in time for the regular season?“Le’Veon Bell is critical because of the number of things he is able to do,” Bettis said. “Not only can he line up seven yards deep and run the football, he is a factor back out of the backfield, you can line him up at the line of scrimmage and play him as a wide receiver and he is a very underrated blocker. Bell has not given up a single quarterback sack since he arrived in the NFL. The NFL today is all about mismatches and the running back being able to go out there and create that mismatch gives you an advantage. To replace somebody who can do all these different things will be difficult. So I hope Pittsburgh and Bell can find a financial contract number where both are happy with. It is time to find common ground.” Like us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter read more

Kovacic: You can’t say no to a club like Real Madrid

first_img CEST Kovacic does not believe Madrid signed him because of his performance when the two sides met in a friendly in pre-season (July 27).  08/09/2015 Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic says Real Madrid are “one of the few teams you can say no to” after he joined the La Liga outfit from Inter Milan this summer.  “I don’t think a club like Madrid bases things on just one game, but maybe it helped a little. I know it will be hard to earn my shirt [in the team], but I am convinced I can do it,” he added.  EFE Upd. at 21:00 The Croatia international, who said he was sad to leave Inter, also expressed his desire to see the Italian side back in the Champions League “within 12 months”. “In the end, a solution was reached which made all parts happy [Inter, Madrid and the player]. Any player dreams of signing for Real. It has happened to me at 21 and I feel very fortunate,” he said to Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport. last_img read more

Galway Bay FM’s All-Ireland Senior And Minor Hurling Semi-Final Preview

first_imgSean Walsh and Niall Canavan were joined by Conor Hayes, Louis Mulqueen, Ann Marie Hayes and Liam Hodgins as they looked ahead to a big day for Galway Hurling.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Our Special Preview Team at the Plaza as they looked ahead to All-Ireland Semi-Final Saturday.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email This Saturday, Galway’s Senior and Minor Hurlers face Clare and Dublin in the All-Ireland Semi-Final in Croke Park.center_img This is another opportunity to  hear Galway Bay FM’s special preview of both games broadcast from the Galway Plaza in Loughrea in association with Supermacs.last_img read more

Google Announces Digital Dead Sea Scrolls Project

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting As Google explains on its blog:“The high resolution photographs, taken by Ardon Bar-Hama, are up to 1,200 megapixels, almost 200 times more than the average consumer camera, so viewers can see even the most minute details in the parchment. For example, zoom in on the Temple Scroll to get a feel for the animal skin it’s written on – only one-tenth of a millimeter thick.”You can browse the various scrolls on the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls site. But you can also navigate by text search using Google itself. Google assisted by “helping design the web experience and making it searchable and accessible to the world” and by hosting it on Google Storage and App Engine.The company has previously worked with the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum to digitize and share records of the Shoah.For more information on the Scrolls and the process of digitizing them, read our coverage of the initial announcement last year. Related Posts Later this week, the Jewish High Holidays begin with Rosh Hashanah, which marks the beginning of the new year. It seems like good timing for Google’s announcement that the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls project is up and running. Created by The Israel Museum in conjunction with Google, the project, first announced last year, offers the public the opportunity to read five of the scrolls in super high-definition. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#history#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more