first_imgEdible oil prices rose steeply in the last quarter of 2009, driven largely by China buying huge quantities of soya beans from the US, according to Gordon Kirkwood of consultancy Eccelso.Increases in the price of mineral oil, due to optimism about a recovery in the global economy, also kept prices as high as vegetable oil. The two oil prices are linked, as vegetable oil is used by the biofuel industry. Palm oil prices rose from around E440 (£382)/tonne in October 2009 to around E580 (£504), as British Baker went to press, while sunflower oil broke the E700 (£608)/tonne mark in the first week in January from around E570 (£495)/tonne in October 2009. Rapeseed and soyabean oil cost around E660 (£573)/tonne, up sharply in the past two months.”The narrowing price difference of palm and rapeseed oils is remarkable,” said Kirkwood. “Appreciating mineral oil prices have played an important role. Price strength of the competing oils has helped the price of palm oil to climb to higher levels as well and there has been uncertainty as to whether future production in Indonesia and Malaysia can keep up with global demand.”Edible oil prices could have surged much higher if it hadn’t been for improvements in the soya bean growing climate in South America, he added. “The general perception is that the South American crops are getting bigger. If this hadn’t happened, we would have seen much higher price levels.”last_img read more

News story: Testing new medical technologies in the NHS: apply for funding

first_imgProjects should address NHS prioritiesProjects should show how they are working with appropriate organisations such as the NHS and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. They should aim to have a significant impact and address NHS priorities including: Find out more about this competition and apply. Innovate UK and the Office for Life Sciences are working in partnership to invest up to £1.5 million in business projects that support the development of new medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital technology.The life sciences sector is one of the most important for the UK economy. It has a £70 billion turnover and employs nearly 235,000.Most companies in the sector are small and often find it difficult to provide enough real-world evidence to support use of their innovations in the NHS. The funding will help businesses to collect that evidence.Funding will support either the development or design of plans for collection of data on clinical performance and cost effectiveness or studies that actually collect the data.It is aimed at small and medium-sized companies that have developed and manufactured innovative healthtech, have gained a CE marking for it and have marketed it in the UK for less than 5 years. reducing cancellations or unnecessary appointments reducing the burden on accident and emergency improving patient safety speeding up diagnosis enabling earlier diagnosis of cancer supporting management of long-term conditions such as diabetes, chronic pain management, cardiovascular disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Find out more about applying for Innovate UK support. Competition information the competition opens on 26 November 2018, and the deadline for applications is at midday on 30 January 2019 projects must be led by an SME working alone or with others. Only the lead SME can claim funding we expect planning and preparation projects to have costs of up to £50,000 and actual studies to have costs of up to £250,000 we expect projects to last between 3 and 12 months businesses could attract up to 50% of their project costslast_img read more

Lenovo K12 Note With Snapdragon 662 SoC, 5,000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

first_imgThe dual-SIM (Nano) Lenovo K12 Note runs Android 10. It features a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1,600 pixels) IPS TFT display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 87 percent screen-to-body ratio. The phone is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 662 SoC and Adreno 610GPU.For photos and videos, the Lenovo K12 Note comes with a triple rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with a f/1.7 lens, a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with a f/2.4 macro lens, and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor with a f/2.4 lens. On the front, the phone has an 8-megapixel sensor that has an f/2.2 lens for selfies and video calls.The Lenovo K12 Note comes with 128GB of onboard storage that is expandable up to 512GB via a mciroSD card. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, and a USB Type-C port. Lenovo has equipped the phone with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 20W fast charging. It measures 165.21×75.73×9.18mm and weighs 200 grams.- Advertisement – Lenovo K12 Note has been launched in Saudi Arabia as a budget-friendly smartphone. It comes with a notch for the selfie camera in the display, and a triple rear camera setup. The phone is offered in two colour options, and only a single RAM and storage configuration. The Lenovo K12 Note is powered by an octa-core processor and has relatively thick bezels all around. All the buttons are placed on the right side of the phone and there is a fingerprint scanner on the back.Lenovo K12 Note priceThe Lenovo K12 Note is priced at SAR 599 (roughly Rs. 11,900) for the lone 4GB + 128GB variant. The phone is offered in two colour options: Forest Green and Sapphire Blue. It is currently on sale in Saudi Arabia through Axiom Telecom website.Lenovo K12 Note specifications- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

Chelsea v Swansea line-ups: Fabregas starts, Courtois fit, Swans man on bench

first_imgCesc Fabregas starts in midfield for Chelsea in the home Premier League match against Swansea.The Spaniard impressed as substitute in the draw with Burnley and impressed as a starter in the FA Cup win over Wolves and keeps his place ahead of Nemanja Matic.Thibaut Courtois is fit enough to start in goal. The Belgian was ill during the week but returns to the line-up at the expense of Asmir Begovic, who played against Wolves.Defensive duo David Luiz and Marcos Alonso also return after being rested for the win at Molineux as the Blues look to extend their lead at the top of the table to 11 points.Swans captain Leon Britton is named on the bench as he features for the first time under head coach Paul Clement having overcome calf and back problems.Winger Wayne Routledge replaces the injured Nathan Dyer.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Terry, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi. Swansea: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Naughton, Olsson; Fer, Cork, Carroll; Routledge, Sigurdsson; Llorente.Subs: Amat, Ayew, Nordveldt, Britton, Rangel, Narsingh, Borja.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kenya’s wildlife migrates to the internet

first_img14 January 2016The #KenyaLive project offers real-time online safaris in the country’s unparalleled Mara nature reserve and live dives to view its coastal underwater treasures. The initiative is a continuation of the successful #MaraLive broadcasts – the first live internet feed of the great wildebeest migration.A male lion walks across grassland at daybeak in the Naboisho Conservancy. Image by @SpriceWildology #KenyaLive— HerdTracker (@HerdTracker) January 13, 2016The projects are run by Make It Kenya tourism company and Herdtracker conservation organisation. The live feeds use a combination of innovative drone and digital photography and Twitter’s Periscope live broadcast app, giving viewers around the world unique access to some of the most exciting and rare animal behaviours.The #KenyaLive project consists of 50 live broadcasts held over 11 days, ending on 18 January 2016. Edited broadcasts will also be made available after the live dates on the Make It Kenya and Herdtracker social media channels.Amani & her cubs walk past a safari vehicle in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Image by @SpriceWildology #KenyaLive— HerdTracker (@HerdTracker) January 11, 2016The #KenyaLive broadcast team, including safari experts Carel Verhoef and Andre Van Kets of, uses other cutting edge filming technology – including the Starlight nightvision camera, underwater periscope cameras and a uniquely immersive 360-degree video. The exclusive content is available to view on mobile phones, tablets or computers via the Periscope app and direct on the Make It Kenya website and social media pages.A family of cheetah – mother and her three cubs – in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya. #KenyaLive— HerdTracker (@HerdTracker) January 9, 2016Recordings of the first of the broadcasts filmed from 7 to 13 January 2016 offer an unprecedented view of the lions in the Olare Motorogi and Naboisho Conservancies of the Maasai Mara, both during the day and at night.LIVE on #Periscope: Romeo back with his pride, 14 in total #KenyaLive— HerdTracker (@HerdTracker) January 12, 2016From 14 to 18 January, the #KenyaLive team is in the coastal town of Watamu and is hosting live broadcasts of the Local Ocean Trust project, including the world’s first live underwater broadcasts.The trust is responsible for the rescue of sea turtles caught in fishing nets. One of the broadcasts during the week will involve live turtle-cam footage captured via a GoPro action camera strapped to a turtle’s back. Viewers might even be able to see dolphins in the area during a live stand up paddle-board broadcast.Spread the word! #KenyaLive launches on 7 January, w/ @HerdTracker & @WondersofWatamu #Kenya— MakeItKenya (@MakeItKenya) January 5, 2016Viewers can watch recordings and live broadcasts using the Periscope app on the HerdTracker’s channel. Updates of the broadcasts will also be posted to Make It Kenya’s Facebook and Twitter, and HerdTracker’s Twitter and Facebook pages.A male lion walks across grassland at daybeak in the Naboisho Conservancy. Image by @SpriceWildology #KenyaLive— HerdTracker (@HerdTracker) January 13, 2016Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Corpus Christi Gets USD 59 Mn for Ship Channel Deepening

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Port of Corpus Christi The Port of Corpus Christi has secured an additional USD 59 million in funding for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP).The funding, unveiled in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fiscal Year 2019 Work Plan, brings the total Federal appropriations for the project to USD 95 million.The estimated CIP cost is USD 360 million, of which the federal government is responsible for USD 230 million, while the Port of Corpus Christi is responsible for the remaining USD 130 million. To date, the Port of Corpus Christi has transferred USD 78 million of its own funds to the USACE, bringing the total CIP funding level to USD 173 million.“The inclusion of additional Work Plan funds is yet another significant milestone toward the United States becoming a net exporter of its energy production,” said Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi.“Widening and deepening the Corpus Christi Ship Channel is a mathematical certainty. Energy markets are taking notice as the majority of incremental U.S. energy production is coming to Corpus Christi and ultimately to the global markets. We expect over two to three million barrels per day of new crude production coming our way, and our energy producing and marketing customers know we are building out all the necessary infrastructure to handle these new volumes, safely and responsibly.”The USACE Fiscal Year 2019 Work Plan also provided funds for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project and the Jacksonville Harbor deep draft navigation project. Namely, US would provide an additional USD 41.4 million to deepen the Charleston Harbor to 52 feet, while Jacksonville Port Authority received an additional USD 46 million for its 47-foot deepening improvement project.last_img read more

While AirConditioning is Repaired General Post Office Has Interim Opening Hours

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 15, 2017 – Nassau – The Acting Postmaster General wishes to advise the public that the General Post Office, East Hill Street, will open 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday until further notice due to malfunctioning of the air-conditioning system.The public is further advised that full services are available at all sub-post offices in New Providence.  The Acting Postmaster General wishes to apologize for any inconvenience caused.The Government and Minister of Transport regret the situation and are doing all possible to repair the air-conditioning for the comfort of the staff, in the shortest possible time.Press Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Maggi noodle recall forces sales miss Nestle lowers its 2015 outlook

Nestle (NESN.VX), the world’s largest packaged food company, lowered its full-year outlook on Friday, as a Maggi noodle recall in India knocked sales and undercalculated U.S. Skin Health rebates weighed on the Swiss company’s profits.Sales dropped 2.1 percent to 64.9 billion Swiss francs ($68 billion) in the nine months through September, missing analysts’ average forecast of 65.9 billion in a Reuters poll.Organic or underlying growth, adjusted for currency swings, acquisitions and divestitures, slowed to 4.2 percent in the period from 4.5 percent in the first half, sliding further behind its 5 percent target for 2015.The company cut its 2015 outlook to around 4.5 per cent, below its long-term model calling for 5 to 6 per cent growth.”The shortfall comes from pricing, as Nestle does not seem to have been able to pursue its pricing actions as hoped, and more importantly the issue seems to be again the Asia, Oceania, Australia region, with sales down in the third quarter,” Barclays analysts wrote in a note.Chief Executive Paul Bulcke said: “After a good performance in the first half of the year, we were impacted in the third quarter by exceptional events, with Maggi noodles in India and a rebate adjustment in Nestle Skin Health.”Maggi noodles were subject to a recall in India over safety concerns.In the United States, frozen food sales began improving after a revamp of Nestle’s Lean Cuisine brand, but this contrasted with lagging sales in China, which showed a slower sales recovery, Bulcke said.India’s Maggi noodle recall continued to have a significant impact on growth in the South Asia Region, Nestle said.In its Skin Health division, Nestle’s U.S. prescription drug rebates exceeded what it had set aside for this purpose, resulting in an additional one-off charge in the third quarter.Despite prospects that Europe’s hot summer would have consumers grabbing ice cream out of freezers, sales at the group’s milk products and ice cream unit fell 350 million francs year-on-year to 11 billion. Water, however, achieved 7.1 organic growth through September, second only to confectionery at 7.8 percent.Nestle earlier this month confirmed it was in advanced talks to merge its international ice cream business with R&R Ice Cream, in its latest effort to refocus on other, higher-performing brands and advance its goal of becoming a “nutrition, health and wellness” company.Unilever (ULVR.L)(UNc.AS), the global number one in ice cream, on Thursday posted third-quarter underlying sales up 5.7 percent, thanks in part to a strong summer. But the Anglo-Dutch group said it expected sluggish global markets to keep weighing on performance.Nestle stock trades at around 21.4 times 12-month forward earnings, above Danone (DANO.PA) and Unilever, according to StarMine, which weights analysts’ estimates by their track record. read more