N’Guessan leads E. Tennessee St. over S. Utah 70-58

first_img Written by Associated Press Tags: East Tennessee State/Lucas N’Guessan/Maui Jim Maui Invitational/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball November 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local N’Guessan leads E. Tennessee St. over S. Utah 70-58 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Lucas N’Guessan had 18 points as East Tennessee State defeated Southern Utah 70-58 on Sunday.Patrick Good had 16 points for East Tennessee State (5-1), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Isaiah Tisdale added eight rebounds.Dwayne Morgan had 20 points for the Thunderbirds (3-3). Harrison Butler added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Jakolby Long had 10 points.John Knight III, whose 14.0 points per game entering the matchup led the Thunderbirds, shot only 17 percent in the game (1 of 6) and finished with five points.The game was part of the Maui on the Mainland tournament.last_img read more

Marubeni commences feasibility study for minimization of CO2 emissions with by-product hydrogen in China

first_img Juhua’s Chemical plant in Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province. (Credit: Marubeni Corporation) Marubeni Corporation (Masumi Kakinoki: President & CEO; hereinafter, “Marubeni”) and JGC Holdings Corporation (Masayuki Sato: Representative Director Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; hereinafter, “JGC HD”) have been selected by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (Hiroaki Ishizuka: Chairman; hereinafter, “NEDO”) for the “Feasibility Study for Minimization of CO2 Emissions by Utilization of By-product Hydrogen in China” (hereinafter, “FS”). This FS is part of NEDO’s program, “International Demonstration Project on Japan’s Energy Efficiency Technologies”. Marubeni and JGC HD will conduct FS together with China’s national chemical enterprise, Juhua Group Corporation (Hu Zhongming: Chairman; hereinafter, “Juhua”) and results of the study will be obtained within FY 2021.China has categorized hydrogen and the fuel cell industry as their “Strategic Emerging Industry” as part of the “13th Five-Year Plan for the Development of Strategic Emerging Industries” and the “White Paper on China Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry” was also issued in 2019. Since then, interest in the development of hydrogen and its related technologies has been growing rapidly. On the other hand, despite the fact that China is already one of the largest hydrogen producers in the world, there is still room for the further development since utilization of by-product hydrogen remains around 70%.Since 2005, Marubeni and JGC HD have been conducting a project on Greenhouse Gas collection and decomposition, jointly with Juhua. During the “Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum” in 2019, Marubeni concludes a Memorandum of Understanding with Juhua to cooperate in the construction of a hydrogen industry cluster and its development on a nationwide scale. Now with JGC HD, FS will be pursued as part of this agreement.Juhua’s chemical plant, located in Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province, is rich in hydrogen resources such as by-product hydrogen (18,500Nm³/h) from electrochemical process during production of caustic soda and hydrogen from coal gasification. FS will evaluate the feasibility of Japanese Technologies (Hydrogen Mixed Combustion Engine and Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell) for “Local Production for Local Consumption Business Model” by utilizing by-product hydrogen. Once feasibility is confirmed, we will move on to the Demonstration Phase and pursue deployment to other areas in China and other South Eastern Asian chemical industries. Source: Company Press Release Juhua’s chemical plant, located in Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province, is rich in hydrogen resources such as by-product hydrogenlast_img read more

Russell Group ‘soft subjects’ revealed

first_imgThe Russell Group of universities has published a  post-16 study guide called ‘Informed Choices,’ in which students are advised to take traditional subjects at A level in order to maximise their chances of getting into a top university.One Oxford student said, “At my school we weren’t really told to think about university when choosing A level subjects, many people just took what they had liked best at GCSE, or thought looked good in the sixth form prospectus. Currently some students who attended state schools said that they were given only limited guidance by their teachers. However, in an interview for a BBC Radio 4 documentary, Mike Nicholson, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Oxford, remarked that potential state school candidates are  missing out. One student said, “the fact a lot of state schools aren’t as familiar with the Oxbridge application process as public schools means that they often can’t supply potential applicants with the right guidance.” However, one undergraduate said, “I got here because I put in the work. “I believe that if you work hard, you can get anywhere, no matter where you go to school.” The guide acknowledges that important decisions can be made as early as sixteen. For a highly ranked university such as Oxford, an applicant’s combination of A level subjects can determine their chances of getting an offer and may even prevent them from applying for certain courses. However, the exact nature of the measures to be taken under the new act have not yet been determined and will be negotiated with the Office For Fair Access (OFFA). As part of the Education Review, universities wishing to charge more than £,6000 will have to commit to ‘access agreements’ in order to recruit students from a range of backgrounds. The exact nature of the measures to be taken under the new act have not yet been determined. A statement from the University Press Office stated that “fee levels and associated student support are under intense discussion over the next several weeks across the collegiate University.” One student said, “staff at my school did their best for me, but many had little or no experience of helping with applications to top universities and simply weren’t sure how to help.center_img “I was lucky in that I was sure which A levels I wanted to study, and so didn’t need guidance. However, I have friends who were not given any advice on which subjects they should have taken, and ended up doing courses that weren’t useful.” No specific details have been released yet, but they may consist of offering bursaries, summer schools and outreach programmes designed to encourage students from poorer backgrounds to apply. He said that the effort taken by state schools to raise the grades of low achievers was having an effect on the “solid B” GCSE students who, with adequate guidance, could potentially apply to Oxford. “We were sent for a single practice interview provided by the LEA (Local Education Authority) [but] I found more useful advice online.” Oxford University currently offers generous bursaries and outreach schemes in order to widen access. Many believe that such measures will help to maximise the chances of state school students. Many believe that such measures will help to maximise the chances of state school students. The comments come at a time when the government, set to allow universities to raise tuition fees to £9,000, is attempting to widen access to the top institutions. A statement from the University Press Office stated that “fee levels and associated student support are under intense discussion over the next several weeks across the collegiate University.”last_img read more


first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “Readers’ Poll” question is How would you rate the current condition of Ellis Park?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Unifine set to expand range after takeover

first_imgRoyal Cosun, parent company of Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients, has bought the French food ingredients specialist Caullet and its exporting business Caulinter for an undisclosed sum. Negotiations had been underway since May.Simon Solway, managing director of Unifine Food and Bake Ingredients (UK), said the Caullet portfolio, including glazes, fondants and toppings, was complementary to Unifine’s existing product range. He added that the deal made the company one of the major players in the European market for bakery, confectionery and ice cream ingredients.In the UK, Unifine is focused on the pastry and patisserie ingredients market and currently has a turnover of £7m.Solway told British Baker that he expected to sell 500 tonnes of Caullet products in 2008 and 1,000 tonnes in 2009.He said Royal Cosun remained acquisitive on behalf of Unifine and was hopeful there would be a deal for a UK-based manufacturer or major distributor in the future.Unifine currently has production sites in seven European countries, but not in the UK.Family-owned Caullet was formed in 1950 and is market leader in France. It has a turnover of E12m, mainly in France, and a staff of 32 at its factory in Erquinghem, near Lille.last_img read more

Man accused of holding four people hostage in Osceola arrested

first_img WhatsApp Twitter (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A man is accused of holding four people hostage at knifepoint and threatening to kill them.It happened on Friday, Feb. 14, at a home on Douglas Road in Osceola.The homeowner said she allowed the suspect, Nathan Hansford, to park his RV on her property for a few days, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.She said Hansford got angry when someone took his motorcycle and threatened the victims in a pole barn.Police were called. Hansford took off.Inside the RV, investigators say they found suspected meth, drug paraphernalia, a gun and a knife.Police found Hansford nearby. He was arrested on drug and weapons charges, intimidation and criminal confinement. By Jon Zimney – February 20, 2020 0 301 Man accused of holding four people hostage in Osceola arrested IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleLongtime Indiana amusement park closes gates after 94 yearsNext articleNappanee man who admitted sexual relationship with minor sentenced Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook Facebook Google+last_img read more

OCME: Hostage-taker died from self-inflicted gunshot wound

first_imgAn officer waits outside of 48 Knapp Street on Monday, March 8.March 10, 3:45 p.m.The Office of Chief Medical Examiner has determined that the death of 44-year-old Donald White was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, an Attorney General’s Office spokesperson indicated in an email Wednesday afternoon.In a phone call Wednesday afternoon, AGO spokesperson Marc Malon confirmed that Trooper James MacDonald used deadly force during the incident and that MacDonald has been placed on leave, as is standard procedure. Malon included in the email that the investigation of MacDonald’s actions remains underway.“The injury sustained from being shot by a state trooper was non-lethal,” Malon wrote.The state’s Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Lisa Funte performed the autopsy.***Donald White, 44, of JayLIVERMORE FALLS – A man who reportedly held people hostage at a Knapp Street residence is dead, according to the Maine State Police. All of the hostages were able to leave the home by Tuesday morning with police saying that all hostages are safe.Multiple explosive devices are still in the 48 Knapp Street home, Maine State Police Lt. Jason Madore reported, and the area will remain secured until cleared by officers.Lt. Joseph Sage of the Livermore Falls Police Department.In a brief statement issued Tuesday morning, Madore identified the deceased man as Donald White. After 14 hours of negotiating, an officer from an unspecified agency did use deadly force, he said. The incident is now under investigation by Maine’s Attorney General.According to police, law enforcement was alerted to the presence of an armed intruder around 5:30 a.m. on Monday, March 8.“Officers arrived on scene and were immediately met with extreme and dangerous conditions which developed into a situation involving multiple hostages,” Livermore Falls Police Department Lt. Joseph Sage said during a press conference Tuesday morning.Multiple federal, state and local agencies assisted with the situation, coming as far as Massachusetts and including the Maine State Tactical Team, Bomb Team and Crisis Negotiators.More information will be posted when it becomes it becomes available.last_img read more

On the streets of Allston

first_imgOn a perfect fall day, Harvard students, staff, and affiliates made their way across the Charles River to join members of the Greater Boston community in the ninth annual Brian Honan 5K Run/Walk. The race, which benefits the Brian J. Honan Charitable Fund, featured more than 1,500 participants, with 200 Harvard-affiliated runners sponsored by Harvard Public Affairs & Communications and the Harvard Business School. Nearly 400 Harvard runners participated.After blowing the horn that set the runners in motion, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino watched the crowds.State Rep. Kevin Honan, who represents Allston-Brighton, was on hand for the race celebrating the legacy of his brother, Brian. “There’s a huge Harvard participation in this race this year,” Honan said. “Harvard has really stepped up in terms of inviting their students to participate in the race, and we’re grateful for it. Brian grew up in Allston-Brighton, and he was actually the official scorekeeper of the Harvard men’s basketball team for many years. Even when he was a practicing attorney, he would still keep score for them. Today, Harvard has a strong presence in the Allston community, so we’re grateful that they help us out, and contribute to the charitable fund.”“Participating in the Brian Honan 5K is just one of many ways Harvard supports Allston-Brighton,” said Christine Heenan, vice president of Harvard Public Affairs & Communications. It allows Harvard and the community to come together to support an important cause.”Craig Rodgers, a counselor at Harvard’s Bureau of Study Counsel, has run the Honan 5K for six years. His annual participation is due to “the fact that so many people from our Harvard community run in this race every year. This morning, before the race, a group of us met at the Weld Boathouse and jogged over to Allston together. It’s something that’s very congruent with the concept of building community through running. It’s a chance for people to talk and get to know each other along the way, and it’s open to all members of the community.”Courtney Otto ’15 (from left), Brittany Powell ’13, Joseph Zarella ’14, Congressman Michael E. Capuano, Kendall Crawford ’16, Connie Hsu ’16, Mackenzie Luick ’13, Caroline Weaver ’13, and State Rep. Kevin Honan stopped for a photo before the start of the race.In addition, Rodgers mentioned that Harvard offers multiple running opportunities. “Between Harvard on the Move and Harvard College Marathon Challenge, there’s a lot of participation in community running,” Rodgers said. “It’s just a great way to enjoy the amazing weather and enhance our community.”Connie Hsu ’16 and Kendall Crawford ’16 joined seniors Mackenzie Luick ’13 and Caroline Weaver ’13, all members of the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team, in warming up before the race. “The Honan 5K is a nice way to get away from the pool, participate in a community event, and see some of Boston,” said Weaver. “We try to do it every year.”last_img read more

The first fully 3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip

first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQBK4_byRvc” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/KQBK4_byRvc/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Harvard University researchers have made the first entirely 3-D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing. Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated and customized, allowing researchers to easily collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies.This new approach to manufacturing may one day allow researchers to rapidly design organs-on-chips, also known as microphysiological systems, that match the properties of a specific disease or even an individual patient’s cells.The research is published in Nature Materials.3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip “This new programmable approach to building organs-on-chips not only allows us to easily change and customize the design of the system, but also drastically simplifies data acquisition,” said Johan Ulrik Lind, first author of the paper, postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and researcher at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.Organs-on-chips mimic the structure and function of native tissue and have emerged as a promising alternative to traditional animal testing. However, the fabrication and data collection process for organs-on-chips is expensive and laborious. Currently, these devices are built in cleanrooms using a complex, multistep lithographic process, and collecting data requires microscopy or high-speed cameras.“Our approach was to address these two challenges simultaneously via digital manufacturing,” said Travis Busbee, co-author of the paper and a graduate student in the lab of Jennifer Lewis, Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, core faculty member of the Wyss Institute, and co-author of the study. “By developing new printable inks for multimaterial 3-D printing, we were able to automate the fabrication process while increasing the complexity of the devices,” Busbee said.The researchers developed six different inks that integrated soft strain sensors within the microarchitecture of the tissue. In a single, continuous procedure, the team 3-D-printed those materials into a cardiac microphysiological device — a heart on a chip — with integrated sensors.“We are pushing the boundaries of three-dimensional printing by developing and integrating multiple functional materials within printed devices,” said Lewis. “This study is a powerful demonstration of how our platform can be used to create fully functional, instrumented chips for drug screening and disease modeling.”The chip contains multiple wells, each with separate tissues and integrated sensors, allowing researchers to study many engineered cardiac tissues at once. To demonstrate the efficacy of the device, the team performed drug studies and longer-term studies of gradual changes in the contractile stress of engineered cardiac tissues, which can occur over the course of several weeks.“Researchers are often left working in the dark when it comes to gradual changes that occur during cardiac tissue development and maturation because there has been a lack of easy, noninvasive ways to measure the tissue functional performance,” said Lind. “These integrated sensors allow researchers to continuously collect data while tissues mature and improve their contractility. Similarly, they will enable studies of gradual effects of chronic exposure to toxins.”“Translating microphysiological devices into truly valuable platforms for studying human health and disease requires that we address both data acquisition and manufacturing of our devices,” said Kit Parker, Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics at SEAS, who co-authored the study. Parker is also a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute. “This work offers new potential solutions to both of these central challenges.”To read the full story on the SEAS website.last_img read more

Low maintenance

first_imgMany homeowners desire a low-maintenance landscape. Maintenance, time and expense are all factors to consider when developing a landscape plan.A natural, low-maintenance landscape can be easily accomplished with a 3- to 4-inch layer of organic mulch, like pine needles, decayed sawdust or pine straw. However, it should not detract from the overall appearance of the landscape.Don’t let it blow awayChoose a mulch that cannot be easily disturbed by wind or erosion. Define the area with a crisp boundary so grass won’t grow over into the mulch, or mulch won’t spill out into the grass. When designing the area, let existing trees influence the design. Don’t be stingy with the mulch and make the area too small by cutting the boundaries close to the tree trunks. Incorporate at least half of the tree’s drip-line area on large trees and all of this space on smaller trees. If you’re naturalizing an area because of a poor stand of grass under the trees, it’s probably because of too much shade and tree root competition. A general rule to remember is to naturalize all areas that receive 50 percent shade at all times.Make areas free-flowingUse as many free-flowing curves as possible in these projects. Try not to create boundaries that project too abruptly, as they will not appear natural and will create hard to maintain areas.Before spreading the mulch, try to remove all bermudagrass and other perennials, fescue, nutgrass or broadleaf weeds. A 3- to 4-inch layer of mulch will control weeds, but not by just piling it on top. Several herbicides are effective for home use for most weeds or grasses.Over the last few years the use of black plastic has declined, while the use of the various geotextile fabrics has increased. Plastic material does not allow moisture to penetrate and also inhibits a free exchange of oxygen. These factors can cause problems for many ornamentals and cause weak plants to die during a stress period. Landscape fabrics will allow moisture penetration as well as promote oxygen exchange. The latest research rates the usefulness of landscape fabrics very highly in conjunction with organic mulches.For more assistance on creating a landscape plan, see the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension publications website at www.caes.uga.edu/publications/.last_img read more

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