first_imgTwo Harvard scientists have been named to the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Investigator Program. As part of the 2019 class of NYSCF – Robertson Investigators, Ya-Chieh Hsu and Nicholas Bellono are recognized for their cutting-edge research, which has the potential to accelerate the discovery of new treatments and cures for human disease. The awards will provide $1.5 million over five years in seed funding as the researchers establish and grow their independent labs.“The NYSCF – Robertson Investigators are some of the brightest minds in the stem cell and neuroscience fields,” said NYSCF CEO Susan L. Solomon in an announcement. “This award gives them the freedom to pursue new and inventive ideas that may not get funded through traditional sources, pushing research toward better treatments for patients.”Hsu, the Alvin and Esta Star Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, is a 2019 NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator. Her lab uses skin as a model to understand how cells interact with other cells and with larger biological systems. Their goal is to regenerate fully functional skin for those who have suffered severe injuries.“The non-restricted nature of this funding really allows us to dream big and be creative in solving important problems using innovative approaches,” said Hsu. “The support from NYSCF will allow high-risk, high-reward projects in our lab to flourish, including developing novel approaches to promote regenerative wound healing, and expanding our research on how stress influences diverse changes in the skin.”Bellono, an assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology, is a 2019 NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator. His lab is interested in how organisms adapt to detect salient environmental signals based on their specific ecological or behavioral context. His group’s curiosity-based approach allows them to explore specialized, unconventional systems to illuminate the fundamental mechanisms of signal transduction, ion channel biophysics, sensory biology, and evolution.“This award offers the opportunity to be involved with an excellent community to learn interesting new biology and also provides important financial support,” said Bellono. “Such conceptual and practical support will help further our studies regarding how organisms sense and respond to their specific ecological context.”last_img read more

first_img In The Killing of Sister George, gin-swilling, cigar-chomping June Buckridge (O’Connell) plays the beloved Sister George on the popular BBC Radio drama, Applehurst. When it looks like BBC executives might kill off Sister George to raise ratings, June’s precarious personal world heads into a tailspin. The off-Broadway production will play a limited engagement through November 1. The Killing of Sister George Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 1, 2014 Just be glad you’re not in a Shonda Rhimes show. The Killing of Sister George celebrates its opening night on October 7 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre. Drew Barr directs the first New York revival of Frank Marcus’ play. Caitlin O’Connell leads a cast that also includes Cynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence and Margot White.last_img read more

first_imgAnalysts see potential for sharp drop in global thermal coal prices FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Market sources say thermal coal prices appear poised for a sharp drop that could seriously squeeze producer profit margins, especially for high-cost mining companies. A number of thermal coal producers facing high-cost structures are in Australia, Russia and the U.S., and could be among those vulnerable to lower prices, sources said.They stressed, however, that it could be a long, drawn-out process before higher cost producers are forced to withdraw from business due to certain fixed costs.Take-or-pay costs in terms of transport to market and port charges mean coal miners can be incentivized to keep on producing despite low market prices. Added to this, mothballing mines or putting them on to a care-and-maintenance basis can be expensive, another reason to keep high-cost mines going, sources said. A source said he had seen certain coal producers carry on their operations on a negative cash flow basis rather than exit the industry.In the last market downturn a few years ago, some coal producers in Australia opted to maximize their production to retain market share, despite the effect of this strategy on coal prices and the wider market.Demand from Taiwan-based power plants is looking weak due to cooler weather, market sources said, pointing to the fall in Newcastle 6,000 kcal/kg NAR prices. “Power consumption is coming down, coupled with pressure to reduce coal use, so coal demand in Taiwan is unlikely to go up in the near term,” a Taiwan-based market source said. The same source added that even low prices are unlikely to prompt much buying interest for now due to low demand.A trader in China said finding willing customers for Australian high-ash cargoes was increasingly difficult. “There is no place to sell cargoes,” he said of the China market.More ($): Higher-cost thermal coal producers in spotlight on price falllast_img read more

first_imgWe raise the mainsail with one reef in it, anticipating the strength of 25 knots as we tack our way up the Sir Francis Drake Channel into a strong current.The moment I cut the engine off, it takes a minute for the throbbing echo to stop resounding in my ears. I’m tempted to call what follows silence, and for a minute all seems quiet.I listen closer. I pick up on subtle noises all around me. The sound of the wind filling the sails, blowing the lose lines, rattling against the mast or shrouds. There’s the boat pounding over swell and slamming down into the trough of a wave, like a loud smack. The dinghy slices the sailboat’s wake.The wind and water creates a complicated song that I can finally hear without the dull drone of the engine, giving me clues on how to trim the mainsail and steer the boat. I feel gusts on my face or ears before I see it on the water.I flirt with the edge, steering into the wind and asking Sarah to sheet in the main tight over the boom, trying to reach Virgin Gorda in something closer to a straight line than zig-zagging at ninety degree angles.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe prepare to tack and I drive the wheel hard to starboard, but with the main reefed, the Kazejin is no match for the strong current. The bow points into the wind and then gets blown back to the port side.“Raise the jib,” I call out to Sarah. My voice sounds frayed and frantic even to my own ears. Sarah cranks in the jib sheet and I release the furling line, and the jib fills with air, powering up Kazejin and the boat heels over until the rails skim the water’s surface.Tobin’s curled up in the cabin, tucked up in a ball taking a nap. Sarah and Maya shift their weight to starboard, but the Kazejin stays leaned over.We finally have enough speed to power through a tack. I steer into the wind and let out on the jib so Sarah can pull it in on the starboard side.I get in a zone of feeling the wind, steering closer upwind when I feel a gust, readjusting for the swell. Everything else falls away. Sailing requires constant movement, studying the sails, letting them out or sheeting them in, shifting my weight to balance my body on the tilted floorboards.It’s just the wind, swell, Sarah and I, sailing.Hours pass like that. Tacking into the wind, reading the chart and making sure we know which islands we pass. As we get closer to Virgin Gorda, we point north on a beam reach. The boat settles flatter and we stay on the same point of sail for the rest of the way.Tobin pokes his head up the companionway. My heart swells with the sight of his smile. He’s been out of my mind during the intensity of tacking upwind, but now seeing him the experience feels richer, somehow deeper._MG_1499Tobin helps me steer and I smile up at the sun, soaking up the abundance of the moment. I am the luckiest woman in the world to have these worlds overlap, that I can coexist as a mama and still get sideways.[divider]More from Mountain Mama[/divider]last_img read more

first_imgDrive down Main Street in Enterprise, Alabama, and you may be surprised to find yourself staring up at a 13-foot-tall statue of a woman in Grecian robes holding a bug. Yes, a bug. As a matter of fact, the Boll Weevil statue is the only monument in the world dedicated to an agricultural pest.As a young boy growing up in Alabama, I learned the story of the Boll Weevil and the impact it had on Alabama agriculture. Until the early 1900s, the cash crop in Alabama was cotton. Entire economies relied on it … that is until the Boll Weevil arrived. The Boll Weevil is an ugly little bug from Mexico that moves fast and loves cotton. By 1909 the Boll Weevil had made its way into Alabama, and by 1915 into South Alabama. In one year, 60% of the cotton crop was destroyed leaving communities in turmoil. Within a few years, the Boll Weevil nearly devastated the economy of the South.  What to do? Up until the late 1800’s, most Americans gave little attention to the peanut. Only after P.T. Barnum began to sell them at his famous circus, and George Washington Carver crusaded on their behalf, did people begin to take notice. It turns out that Alabama has the perfect climate for growing peanuts. That, coupled with its desperate need for a new cash crop, catapulted South Alabama into a new prosperity as the leading peanut producer in the world. All due to a bug.2020 has brought a new bug into our lives that has altered norms and methods of doing business. For many of us, before 2020, “Zoom” was a television show from the 1970s and Corona was just a beer. Businesses and credit unions that thrive are the ones that have recognized the opportunity to evolve during times of Crisis. Many credit unions have found unique ways to serve their members from by-appointment-only meetings, remote consultations, and extending forbearance on loans.Although credit unions are in the business of serving members, some credit unions have opened themselves to huge losses. Because of the higher number of vehicle repossessions, Pete Hilger, CEO and President of Allied Solutions, is quoted in CUToday.info as saying “credit unions could face large collateral losses, and unwanted car sales on their lots in the coming year if their repossession processes are not in good working order and plans are weak.” Jake Aschendorf, Founder of Collateral Mitigation Services says “in addition to assisting members, credit unions need to also mitigate their own losses. Stewardship is as important as service”. Although Covid 19 is a bug of a different name, I don’t believe we will be erecting a statue in its honor in the future. I do believe, however, that credit unions that look for innovative ways to not only serve their members, but mitigate loss will define the new normal in years to come. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Patrick Henry Patrick Henry is an author and speaker from North Carolina. As a former Nashville songwriter and humorist on the SiriusXM Radio Family Comedy Channels, he delivers funny and entertaining keynote … Web: www.patrickHenrySpeaker.com Detailslast_img read more

first_imgThe CFPB Wednesday released new FAQs for the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Regulation X related to gifts, promotional activities, and marketing services agreements (MSAs). In addition, the bureau rescinded a 2015 compliance bulletin related to MSAs.The FAQs are meant to address RESPA’s prohibition against kickbacks – providing anything of value for a referral relating to a settlement service in a mortgage transaction – and are broken out into four topics:general RESPA Section 8 provisions, including explanations of Sections 8(a) and 8(b), and what individuals, entities, and transactions are covered by the section;what activities are prohibited under Section 8(a); This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An accused drunken driver was arrested after his car allegedly hit and killed a 31-year-old pedestrian who was crossing a road in Huntington Station on Sunday night, Suffolk County police said.Jose GaitanJose Gaitan, 48, was driving a Nissan Maxima southbound on Depot Road when he struck Lucas Reyes, who was running across the road near the corner of East 12th Street at 10:30 p.m., police said.The victim was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Gaitan was charged with driving while intoxicated. He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.Both the suspect and the victim are from Huntington Station.Major Case Section detectives impounded the car, are continuing the investigation, and ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-852-6555.last_img read more

first_img– Advertisement – Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Most of us are constantly struggling to get enough sleep. We’re unable to fall into dreamland when we want to, and the result is that we end up drifting off throughout the day. But when bedtime finally rolls around? Our body just won’t give in — suddenly it has things to do. Those things are worry, stress, roll from side to side, nervously shake a leg, think about that inconsequential thing someone did or said 15 years ago…the works.- Advertisement – A lot of people tend to go without PJ sets entirely, opting for old, oversized T-shirts and athletic shorts from a sport they haven’t played in years. We’ve been there too, but we have to tell you why we think that’s a mistake. It’s the same reason that people say not to hang out in bed before it’s time to drift off, or to stop using your phone the second you’re supine. You have to mentally and physically put yourself in a situation made for sleeping. That means putting on your sleep uniform!Of course, we won’t blame you if you end up wearing these PJs well into the morning. They’re warm, soft and skin-friendly. Up top, you have a long-sleeve tee with a round neckline and dropped shoulders, and on the bottom, you have long pants with an elasticized drawstring waistband. These pants also have pockets and tapered ankles to prevent the fabric from dragging across the floor. It’s a cuter, jogger-inspired look too!AKEWEI Two-Piece Jogger PJ SetAmazonSee it!- Advertisement – Get the AKEWEI Two-Piece Jogger PJ Set starting at just $23 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 4, 2020, but are subject to change.This matching set comes in five tie-dye color variations, and we’re loving the watercolor effect. The sky blue shade really does look like puffy clouds partly covering a gorgeous blue sky, while pink and light purple have more of a sunrise or sunset effect. The remaining purple and orange shades look like straight-up paintings! These pajamas will seriously make you feel like a work of art.We love these PJs as a set, but don’t forget you can always mix and match should you feel like it’s a night for shorts or a tank top. Take them out on the town too, pairing the top with jeans or the bottoms with a mock-neck top! Just make sure to schedule some time for a nap. See it!Get the AKEWEI Two-Piece Jogger PJ Set starting at just $23 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 4, 2020, but are subject to change.Not your style? Check out more from AKEWEI here and shop more sleep and loungewear here! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping! Now, are we going to imply that a cute, comfy pair of pajamas can fix all of those things? Well, not necessarily. But it might help! Feeling physically comfortable and happy with your bedtime outfit could ease your mind. When you set yourself up for a good night’s sleep with a soft (or firm) pillow, cozy blankets and an A+ pair of PJs, your body just might find that bedtime is not so bad after all!AKEWEI Two-Piece Jogger PJ SetAmazonSee it!Get the AKEWEI Two-Piece Jogger PJ Set starting at just $23 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 4, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img PCA sells peanut butter to food processors and institutions such as schools, nursing homes, and hospitals, but does not sell it directly to consumers. However, the outbreak has led to a growing list of recalls of products containing peanut butter or peanut paste made by PCA, such as sandwich crackers, cookies, and ice cream. Major national brands of peanut butter sold in jars are not affected by the recalls, according to the FDA. Minnesota officials had previously tied Salmonella found in some PCA-made peanut butter to the outbreak, but the container had been opened, leaving the possibility of cross-contamination. The finding of the outbreak strain in an unopened container “has now led FDA to confirm that the source of this outbreak is peanut butter and peanut paste produced by PCA at its Blakely, Ga., processing plant,” the FDA said in an update on the investigation. According to the news release, FDA official Roberta F. Wagner told Connecticut officials, “Thus far, Connecticut’s King Nut peanut butter sample is the only intact sample that has been found with a PFGE [pulsed-field gel electrophoresis pattern] that matches the outbreak strain as determined by clinical sample analysis.” Jan 20, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Salmonella found in an unopened container of peanut butter in Connecticut has been genetically matched to the nationwide disease outbreak, confirming that it stems from a Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) facility in Georgia, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced late yesterday. Even though national peanut butter brands appear to be safe, the FDA is advising consumers not to eat peanut butter, commercial products containing peanut butter or paste, or institutionally served peanut butter if they can’t determine whether those items contain PCA peanut butter or paste. PCA has recalled all peanut butter and peanut paste produced at the Blakely facility since Jul 1, 2008. The products were distributed to institutions, food services, and companies in 24 states, Canada, Korea, and Haiti, according to the CDC. The FDA said the company has stopped production at the plant as the outbreak investigation continues. The Salmonella outbreak case count has risen to 485 in 43 states and Canada, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update posted late today. As reported previously, about 23% of patients were hospitalized, and the illness was a possible factor in six deaths. The latest illness onset date was Jan 9. The FDA is advising consumers to check its searchable online list of products and brands associated with the PCA recall (see link below) to find out if commercially made products containing peanut butter or peanut paste are subject to recall. If consumers can’t find the product on the FDA list, they should consider calling the toll-free number listed on the product package or check the company’s Web site, the FDA said. Connecticut news release on findings linking King Nut peanut butter to outbreakhttp://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?Q=432242&A=3659 See also: At least 10 companies making a wide range of products with peanut butter or peanut paste have issued recall press releases that have been posted on the FDA Web site. Some companies have issued recalls that have not yet been listed by the FDA. For example, Cub Foods, a division of Supervalu Co., based in Eden Prairie, Minn., today recalled five peanut butter cookie products sold in Minnesota and Iowa because they may contain peanut butter made by PCA, though there were no reports of illness. CDC outbreak updatehttp://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium/ In Connecticut, the outbreak strain of Salmonella was found in an intact 5-pound container of King Nut peanut butter at a distributor in West Haven, the state Department of Consumer Protection reported in a news release today. King Nut Cos. distributes peanut butter made by PCA. FDA’s searchable list of recalled productshttp://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/peanutbutterrecall/index.cfm FDA updatehttp://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html#updatelast_img read more

first_imgWith apartments including up to five car parks, Kokoda Property managing director Mark Chester said: “The sort of people buying penthouses are no longer just the Baby Boomers getting closer to retirement and downsizing, these buyers are people that are mindfully deciding that they want to be in Newstead.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“You’re getting young relocators from Sydney and Melbourne that are coming to Brisbane for lifestyle choices,” he said.“Brisbane offers more real estate for your dollar so there’s that attraction to move from interstate.“This sort of home offering used to be purchased by people from Hamilton and Ascot relocating into Newstead, but because of its prime location, it’s bringing people from the outer Brisbane suburbs as well.”Mr Chester said the offering of five car parks was highly unusual and “more of a house offering”.“It’s a big attraction because people who have the money to buy penthouses normally have a collection of cars, or they have adult children living at home, and they have cars,” he said.Construction of the two-building development is on track, with its impressive facade beginning to take shape, prompting a spike in buyer inquiries.Hayball Architects, along with Ministry of Design are responsible for the development’s external and internal design, combining modern elegance with a whimsical touch.Chester & Ella’s unique array of residents’ amenities are located across multiple levels, taking elevated living to the next level.There will be an elegant event precinct with seating for 20 people, private chef and event planner services as well as a premium theatre room and billiards table with a feature fireplace and outdoor lounge.The residents’ amenities include a health and wellness centre inclusive of a fully equipped gym with personal trainer and a dedicated yoga room. Chester & Ella have launched their penthouse collection. Photo: SuppliedA new collection of spacious penthouses at Newstead’s Chester & Ella project feature either three or four bedrooms.Having already sold 90 per cent of its 325 luxury apartments, Kokoda Property’s apartment project is changing the face of prestige penthouse living in the river city, attracting a diverse group of buyers from around the country. Inside Chester & Ella. Photo: Suppliedlast_img read more