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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Reflections on the 2019 APSCC Conference – Putting on a Show in the Land of Smiles – SpaceWatch.Global

By Blaine Curcio

The Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) is, among other things, arguably the premier satellite communications (satcom) member organization in Asia-Pacific. From its headquarters in Seoul, the APSCC publishes a quarterly newsletter on regional industry ongoings, provides assistance on issues such as spectrum coordination, and, most notably for the purposes of this article, puts together the APSCC Conference in October/November of every year. I often tell people that ConnecTechAsia (formerly Communicasia) in Singapore is a bit like the Asian equivalent to the SATELLITE conference in Washington DC every yearthat is, a stadium-sized convention center with thousands of people clamoring to see massive booths. In contrast, APSCC is a bit more like the Asian version of the Euroconsult World Satellite Business Weekit is smaller, much more intimate (always in a very comfortable hotel), and the attendees, while vastly fewer in number, are higher in pay-grade. It is, in short, a leadership summit of the APAC satellite (and increasingly, space) industry.

In addition to all of the above, the APSCC is also an organization in transition, with the transition involving two major prongs1) broaden the scope from satcom to space, more generally, and 2) create a more international, inclusive organization. This transition is an exciting one, and was fully on display at this years APSCC Conference, which was held from 19-21 November at the Intercontinental Bangkok. Having represented Euroconsult on the conference organizing committee over the preceding ~10 months, and having sat front row center (just next to the omnipresent Peter de Seldingthey should really give him his own microphone), I was delighted to see young people, companies I had never heard of, and an increasing representation of women in a region that is oftentimes rather male-dominated. Having spent the better part of a week surrounded by some of the industrys brightest minds, some key trends emerged surrounding the Asian space industry.

The Young Shall Inherit the Earth

One of the most striking elements of the APSCC conference was the number of young people. The biggest example of this was the Youth Development Workshop on the conferences 3rd day, which brings in university students from the host country for a workshop on satellite and space. However, more impressive were the number of startups that were actively participating in the conference, being led by founders born in the 1980s or 1990s.

Day 3 of the conference, for instance, started with a keynote from Tim Ellis, CEO of Relativity Space, a company aiming to 3D-print rockets. The company has raised around US$200 million, with a CEO that is, at the oldest, 29. If Mr. Elliss goal were to win the youngest CEO of a rocket company at this conference award, however, he would need a time machine to bring him back about 6 years, because Simon Gwozdz, the CEO of Equatorial Space Industries (a Singaporean launch startup that presented on Day 3), is roughly 23 years old, having graduated from university in 2019. Given that no launch companies at the conference had founders under age 23, he also won said youngest founder award, which was given out after the conference (not really).

Separate to the plethora of rocket companies founded people born in the 1990s, the conference featured a New Space Pitch Competition for the first time, which brought in a number of New Space companies to pitch judges and the audience on their businesses. The startups were, likewise, full of young people. Having never heard of most of these startups before, I was impressed and to a certain extent blown away by the innovative ideas and energy brought onto the stage, including companies focused on in-orbit life extension, small launch, and beam-hopping technology.

A different type of youth also showed up in spades during the conference, with one of Asias youngest (read: newest) countries, and fairly recent New Space entrant Singapore being strongly represented at the New Space Pitch Competition, as well as at the conference more generally, with an increasing number of space companies calling the Little Red Dot home, or at a minimum, APAC HQ. Following the conference, I was kindly invited to a Singapore New Space WhatsApp group with over 100 members, an anecdotal indication of the growing space community in the Lion City.

In Satcom, the Times They are AChangin

The satellite industry is changing rapidly, and this was clear from the 3-day event. This change is occurring in several ways. First, the industry is transitioning from being a TV broadcaster in the sky, to being a telco in the sky.

Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), an Indonesian satellite operator, reported that today, the company connects 5,000 rural villages in Indonesia to the Internet via satellite, with these 5,000 villages including 5 million people. The companys ambitious target is to cover 20,000 villages, and 20 million people, by the end of 2020. This has been enabled in part by another change, and one that is particularly noteworthy in Southeast Asiathe fall of C-band, and the rise of Ka-band. For years, naysayers held that the climate in Southeast Asia was far too rainy for Ka-band to be feasible, while holding that C-band, with its higher reliability in the face of rain, would remain the go-to frequency. In the case of PSN, this is not the case, with the companys CEO, industry veteran Adi Adiwoso, making it patently clear that the only way to serve the masses with internet connectivity would be to use Ka-band, even in rainy Indonesia, because frankly speaking, there just isnt enough spectrum in C-band or Ku-band to enable the bandwidth economics required. A representative from KTSAT echoed the bearishness on C-band, noting that in South Korea, there are already 4 million 5G subscribers, and that very soon, the spectrum allocated to 5G will become saturated, requiring more spectrum to be re-allocated.

In addition to moving into new frequency bands and new verticals, the satcom industry is achangin in even more out there ways. During a lunch sponsored by Sky Perfect JSAT, the satellite operator of Japan, we were treated to a short video, which showed JSATs current ongoings and future ambitions. The more interesting components of this involved a partnership with Japanese EO company Axelspace, plans to provide communications services to human activity in outer space, and other business models that are far outside of the selling megahertz to video broadcasters business model that has for so long paid our bills and dominated industry rhetoric. Separate to this, satellite operators such as KTSAT of Korea spoke about integrating with 5G networks, while Measat sent a representative from their ConnectME consumer broadband business to be their Young Talent Award nominee.

Finally, the Satellite Executive of the Year award, presented to the most outstanding satcom industry executive in the region, went to Christian Patouraux of Kacific, a startup satellite operator aiming to offer low-cost, Ka-band high-throughput capacity in APAC, nearly exclusively for data connectivity as opposed to the more traditional video broadcast verticals. If there was any further need for an indication that the satcom industry is changing, and that those leading the change are being recognized for their work, this was it, with the companys satellite to launch next month to a strong pre-existing book of business, and tens of thousands (or more) unserved or underserved waiting customers.

The Rapidly Evolving Space Industry

While the times are clearly achangin in satcom, the broader space industry is also experiencing a rapid change, and APSCC was a showcase for such change. Completely new business models are emerging. On one panel, there was discussion of a company that wanted to offer connecting flights to space (Momentus, a California-based company that aims to offer rides from LEO to other orbits), while another strived to be a space garbage man (AstroScale, a Japanese company that is focusing on cleaning up orbital debris). 3D printing is starting to play a bigger role, with Relativity Space, the aforementioned rocket company, noting that 95% of the companys rocket parts are made using 3D printers. The company claims a launch price of $10 million for a 1,250kg payload to LEO, working out to US$8,000 per kg, a competitive price to be sure.

Another more macro change within the industry that was perceptible during the conference was the increasing number of Chinese companies, both state-owned giants and private startups. For the first time, China Satcom participated in the Asia satellite operator panel, while LandSpace and Ultimate Blue Nebula (UBN), a rocket company and consulting firm, respectively, participated in a China space industry panel. Companies such as Starwin, an antenna manufacturer from Chengdu, also made an appearance. Moving forward, with over 100 private space startups in China, and with a large number of them looking internationally as well as domestically, we will likely see an increase in the number of Chinese companies represented at APSCC, and other events in the region.

Conclusions

During the conference, several long-time attendees approached me saying that it had been the best APSCC ever. A dynamic APAC satcom industry, a slew of youthful startups coming from all across the region (with many from Singapore), and a variety of more established New Space companies entering the fray made for a truly out-of-this-world conference. In the coming years, we are likely to see an even more diverse audience, with even more new business models, contributing to a conference that is rapidly becoming the premier space event in APAC.

*Disclaimerhaving attended APSCC on two other occasions, this year was the first in which I was also a member of the conference organizing committee. That being the case, my analysis may at times border on subjective.

Blaine Curcio is the founder and owner ofOrbital Gateway Consulting, a boutique market research and consulting firm focusing onemerging commercial opportunities in space and satellite industry, as well as the Chinesespace/satcom market. Blaine is also a senioraffiliate consultant for Euroconsult, and is based in Hong Kong. Blaine can be contacted at: [emailprotected]

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Beloved Derbyshire nursery nurse took her own life over incurable brain tumour – Derbyshire Live

A Derbyshire mum hanged herself after finding out she had an incurable brain tumour, an inquest heard.

Tracy Wardle was described as having everything to live for, including a young daughter, before receiving the devastating diagnosis.

Mrs Wardle, 36, from Langley Mill, was found by her partner on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

The inquest heard that, just hours before her death, Mrs Wardle had woken up her partner, wanting to be comforted because she was in pain.

Mrs Wardle, a nursery nurse, had been told by doctors that any treatment she had would only control the tumour.

A woman at the inquest said she and Mrs Wardle had been best friends for over 20 years.

She said: She had a brain tumour and we went through all that with her.

She was in a lot of pain. She had enough.

Her daughter was her biggest priority in life.

The inquest heard that Mrs Wardle, who was born in Salford, was estranged from her husband but they remained close friends.

Assistant coroner Louise Pinder said Mrs Wardle was awaiting results from a scan when she died.

She said: She was found hanging on the stairs by her partner.

She started to have seizures that led to the diagnosis.

Oncology were finding it difficult to engage with her. She was in denial about how serious it was.

The best that could be offered to her was life extension, not a cure.

A spokesperson at Derbyshire police said they were asked to attend a house in Langley Mill at 1pm on September 12, 2018.

She said paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service were already at the scene and told officers that Mrs Wardle had died.

The officer said her partner of one year had woken up after midday, realised Mrs Wardle wasnt in bed and had then seen Tracy at the top of the stairs.

She said: He realised that she appeared to be deceased. He got a knife from the kitchen and cut the scarf and placed her body at the top of the stairs. He was in a lot of shock.

He then rang emergency services.

The officer added: Her partner said in the night she asked him to hug her at 2am. She had woken him up to say my head is hurting, can you comfort me.

I believe shes been in pain and its been a quick act. It was a snap decision.

She said Mrs Wardle was close to her young daughter but due to her physical health she couldnt have full care.

The pathologist said a post mortem examination had been carried out which showed there were no signs of an overdose.

Mrs Wardles GP at Brooklyn Medical Practice, in Langley Mill, said she had been registered to the surgery in May 2018 after suffering from a seizure.

He said in April 2018 she had surgery on the grade four tumour, one whose cells grow rapidly and spread faster than tumours with a lower grade.

Later, she was taken to A&E by a friend after she reported feeling strange and hearing voices.

He said Mrs Wardle accepted chemotherapy and radiotherapy but all treatment was aimed towards controlling things.

The inquest heard that, by August, Mrs Wardle had finished her radiotherapy treatment.

She was seen by her GP and a Macmillan representative in August who were concerned about her as she had not taken her medication.

Her friend added: We were all shocked. She had been planning things for the future. The brain tumour was why it all happened.

She had everything to live for, she just got a house and started a new life with her partner. She had a daughter.

When she was diagnosed it all fell apart.

The coroner agreed with the pathologists findings that Mrs Wardle died due to asphyxia after being found hanging by a ligature.

He also referenced her depression and that she was being treated for a brain tumour.

Mrs Pinder said: I conclude that Tracey took her own life.

She was very well supported by her friends and family.

In the face of this catastrophic diagnosis, it seems something overwhelmed her that night and as a result of that she carried out this act.

Shes a huge loss to you.

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Longevity Linked to Proteins That Calm Overexcited Neurons – Quanta Magazine

A thousand seemingly insignificant things change as an organism ages. Beyond the obvious signs like graying hair and memory problems are myriad shifts both subtler andmore consequential: Metabolic processes run less smoothly; neurons respond less swiftly; the replication of DNA grows faultier.

But while bodies mayseem to just gradually wear out, many researchers believe instead that aging is controlled at the cellular and biochemical level. They find evidence for this in the throngof biological mechanisms that are linked to aging but also conserved across species as distantly related as roundworms and humans. Whole subfields of research have grown up around biologists attempts to understand the relationships among the core genes involved in aging, which seem to connect highly disparate biological functions, like metabolism and perception. If scientists can pinpoint which of the changes in these processes induce aging, rather than result from it, it may be possible to intervene and extend the human life span.

So far, research has suggested that severely limiting calorie intake can have a beneficial effect, as can manipulating certain genes in laboratory animals. But recently in Nature, Bruce Yankner, a professor of genetics and neurology at Harvard Medical School, and his colleagues reported on a previously overlooked controller of life span: the activity level of neurons in the brain. In a series of experiments on roundworms, mice and human brain tissue, they found that a protein called REST, which controls the expression of many genes related to neural firing, also controls life span. They also showed that boosting the levels of the equivalent of REST in worms lengthens their lives by making their neurons fire more quietly and with more control. How exactly overexcitation of neurons might shorten life span remains to be seen, but the effect is real and its discovery suggests new avenues for understanding the aging process.

In the early days of the molecular study of aging, many people were skeptical that it was even worth looking into. Cynthia Kenyon, a pioneering researcher in this area at the University of California, San Francisco, has described attitudes in the late 1980s: The ageing field at the time was considered a backwater by many molecular biologists, and the students were not interested, or were even repelled by the idea. Many of my faculty colleagues felt the same way. One told me that I would fall off the edge of the Earth if I studied ageing.

That was because many scientists thought that aging (more specifically, growing old) must be a fairly boring, passive process at the molecular level nothing more than the natural result of things wearing out. Evolutionary biologists argued that aging could not be regulated by any complex or evolved mechanism because it occurs after the age of reproduction, when natural selection no longer has a chance to act. However, Kenyon and a handful of colleagues thought that if the processes involved in aging were connected to processes that acted earlier in an organisms lifetime, the real story might be more interesting than people realized. Through careful, often poorly funded work on Caenorhabditis elegans, the laboratory roundworm, they laid the groundwork for what is now a bustling field.

A key early finding was that the inactivation of a gene called daf-2 was fundamental to extending the life span of the worms. daf-2 mutants were the most amazing things I had ever seen. They were active and healthy and they lived more than twice as long as normal, Kenyon wrote in a reflection on these experiments. It seemed magical but also a little creepy: they should have been dead, but there they were, moving around.

This gene and a second one called daf-16 are both involved in producing these effects in worms. And as scientists came to understand the genes activities, it became increasingly clear that aging is not separate from the processes that control an organisms development before the age of sexual maturity; it makes use of the same biochemical machinery. These genes are important in early life, helping the worms to resist stressful conditions during their youth. As the worms age, modulation of daf-2 and daf-16 then influences their health and longevity.

These startling results helped draw attention to the field, and over the next two decades many other discoveries illuminated a mysterious network of signal transduction pathways where one protein binds another protein, which activates another, which switches off another and so on that, if disturbed, can fundamentally alter life span. By 1997, researchers had discovered that in worms daf-2 is part of a family of receptors that send signals triggered by insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar, and the structurally similar hormone IGF-1, insulin-like growth factor 1; daf-16 was farther down that same chain. Tracing the equivalent pathway in mammals, scientists found that it led to a protein called FoxO, which binds to the DNA in the nucleus, turning a shadowy army of genes on and off.

That it all comes down to the regulation of genes is perhaps not surprising, but it suggests that the processes that control aging and life span are vastly complex, acting on many systems at once in ways that may be hard to pick apart. But sometimes, its possible to shine a little light on whats happening, as in the Yankner groups new paper.

Figuring out which genes are turned on and off in aging brains has long been one of Yankners interests. About 15 years ago, in a paper published in Nature, he and his colleagues looked at gene expression data from donated human brains to see how it changes over a lifetime. Some years later, they realized that many of the changes theyd seen were caused by a protein called REST. REST, which turns genes off, was mainly known for its role in the development of the fetal brain: It represses neuronal genes until the young brain is ready for them to be expressed.

But thats not the only time its active. We discovered in 2014 that [the REST gene] is actually reactivated in the aging brain, Yankner said.

To understand how the REST protein does its job, imagine that the network of neurons in the brain is engaged in something like the party game Telephone. Each neuron is covered with proteins and molecular channels that enable it to fire and pass messages. When one neuron fires, it releases a flood of neurotransmitters that excite or inhibit the firing of the next neuron down the line. REST inhibits the production of some of the proteins and channels involved in this process, reining in the excitation.

In their new study, Yankner and his colleagues report that the brains of long-lived humans have unusually low levels of proteins involved in excitation, at least in comparison with the brains of people who died much younger. This finding suggests that the exceptionally old people probably had less neural firing. To investigate this association in more detail, Yankners team turned to C. elegans. They compared neural activity in the splendidly long-lived daf-2 mutants with that of normal worms and saw that firing levels in the daf-2 animals were indeed very different.

They were almost silent. They had very low neural activity compared to normal worms, Yankner said, noting that neural activity usually increases with age in worms. This was very interesting, and sort of parallels the gene expression pattern we saw in the extremely old humans.

When the researchers gave normal roundworms drugs that suppressed excitation, it extended their life spans. Genetic manipulation that suppressed inhibition the process that keeps neurons from firing did the reverse. Several other experiments using different methods confirmed their results. The firing itself was somehow controlling life span and in this case, less firing meant more longevity.

Because REST was plentiful in the brains of long-lived people, the researchers wondered if lab animals without REST would have more neural firing and shorter lives. Sure enough, they found that the brains of elderly mice in which the Rest gene had been knocked out were a mess of overexcited neurons, with a tendency toward bursts of activity resembling seizures. Worms with boosted levels of their version of REST (proteins named SPR-3 and SPR-4) had more controlled neural activity and lived longer. But daf-2 mutant worms deprived of REST were stripped of their longevity.

It suggests that there is a conserved mechanism from worms to [humans], Yankner said. You have this master transcription factor that keeps the brain at what we call a homeostatic or equilibrium level it doesnt let it get too excitable and that prolongs life span. When that gets out of whack, its deleterious physiologically.

Whats more, Yankner and his colleagues found that in worms the life extension effect depended on a very familiar bit of DNA: daf-16. This meant that RESTs trail had led the researchers back to that highly important aging pathway, as well as the insulin/IGF-1 system. That really puts the REST transcription factor somehow squarely into this insulin signaling cascade, said Thomas Flatt, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Fribourg who studies aging and the immune system. REST appears to be yet another way of feeding the basic molecular activities of the body into the metabolic pathway.

Neural activity has been implicated in life span before, notes Joy Alcedo, a molecular geneticist at Wayne State University who studies the connections between sensory neurons, aging and developmental processes. Previous studies have found that manipulating the activity of even single neurons in C. elegans can extend or shorten life span. Its not yet clear why, but one possibility is that the way the worms respond biochemically to their environment may somehow trip a switch in their hormonal signaling that affects how long they live.

The new study, however, suggests something broader: that overactivity in general is unhealthy. Neuronal overactivity may not feel like anything in particular from the viewpoint of the worm, mouse or human, unless it gets bad enough to provoke seizures. But perhaps over time it may damage neurons.

The new work also ties into the idea that aging may fundamentally involve a loss of biological stability, Flatt said. A lot of things in aging and life span somehow have to do with homeostasis. Things are being maintained in a proper balance, if you will. Theres a growing consensus in aging research that what we perceive as the body slowing down may in fact be a failure to preserve various equilibria. Flatt has found that aging flies show higher levels of immune-related molecules, and that this rise contributes to their deaths. Keeping the levels in check, closer to what they might have been when the flies were younger, extends their lives.

The results may help explain the observation that some drugs used for epilepsy extend life span in lab animals, said Nektarios Tavernarakis, a molecular biologist at the University of Crete who wrote a commentary that accompanied Yankners recent paper. If overexcitation shortens life span, then medicines that systematically reduce excitation could have the opposite effect. This new study provides a mechanism, he said.

In 2014, Yankners laboratory also reported that patients with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers have lower levels of REST. The early stages of Alzheimers, Yankner notes, involve an increase in neural firing in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that deals with memory. He and his colleagues wonder whether the lack of REST contributes to the development of these diseases; they are now searching for potential drugs that boost REST levels to test in lab organisms and eventually patients.

In the meantime, however, its not clear that people can do anything to put the new findings about REST to work in extending their longevity. According to Yankner, REST levels in the brain havent been tied to any particular moods or states of intellectual activity. It would be a misconception, he explained by email, to correlate amount of thinking with life span. And while he notes that there is evidence that meditation and yoga can have a variety of beneficial effects for mental and physical health, no studies show that they have any bearing on REST levels.

Why exactly do overexcited neurons lead to death? Thats still a mystery. The answer probably lies somewhere downstream of the DAF-16 protein and FoxO, in the genes they turn on and off. They may be increasing the organisms ability to deal with stress, reworking its energy production to be more efficient, shifting its metabolism into another gear, or performing any number of other changes that together add up a sturdier and longer-lived organism. It is intriguing that something as transient as the activity state of a neural circuit could have such a major physiological influence on something as protean as life span, Yankner said.

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Antimicrobial packaging can extend shelf life and prevent food waste – but more analysis is needed – The Grocer

Increasingly, the unprecedented levels of food waste in the developed world, at a time when close to one billion of the worlds population faces starvation, is seen as an international scandal.

At the same time, people are becoming more aware of the enduring damage inflicted upon the planet by the disposal of 20th century packaging materials.

Tackling these problems at source will require massive changes, all under circular economy principles.

However, such actions are hugely disruptive to well-established industries and often come at significant extra cost - ultimately to the consumer.

One measure which can be taken quickly - and often at comparatively low cost - is to extend the shelf life of food and drink.

When it comes to shelf life extension, one area currently under investigation is the use of packaging materials which have been enhanced to reduce microbiological growth. Also known as active packaging, the packaging material is treated directly, and/or the food products are coated with antimicrobial agents.

These antimicrobial agents can be essential oils such as oregano, clove or orange, or organic acids such as acetic acid or natural polymers, for example chitosan, which are derived from shellfish and insects.

Initial research conducted on active packaging and its ability to control microbiological growth has been promising, with a variety of materials assessed. However, further analytical work is required to understand the full scope of antimicrobial efficacy against a variety of microorganisms, as well as how temperature abuse might affect the proposed packaging and coatings. Additionally, the packaging materials themselves must be thoroughly assessed to understand potential chemical and physical hazards.

As it shifts from traditional plastic packaging to novel active packaging and coatings, the food industry should therefore work closely with scientific safety analysis (as well as with sensory panel testing) to understand the potential hazards.

Otherwise, the benefits of longer shelf life could come at the cost of serious unintended consequences for human health.

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Global E&P – Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

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Brazils National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) has awarded 12 offshore blocks to various consortia under the countrys 16th bid round. The applications drew signature bonuses totalling $2.2 billion. Operatorships in the Campos basin went to Chevron, ExxonMobil, Petrobras, Petronas, Repsol, Shell and Total, while BP Energy will operate block S-M-1500 in the Santos basin. Contracts should be signed and ratified by Feb. 14, 2020.

Petrobras has asked two Far East contractors to provide FPSOs for the Marlim cluster revitalization project in the Campos basin. MODEC will supply, charter and operate one of the floaters, which will have an 80,000 b/d crude and 7 MMcf/d gas processing capacity, with SOFEC responsible for the spread mooring system. Yinson will supply the FPSO Marlim 2, designed to process 70,000 b/d of oil and 4 MMcm/d of gas. The Marlim field is 150 km (93 mi) from the northern Rio de Janeiro State coast in 670 m (2,198 ft) water depth.

Shell has contracted Maersk Supply Service to undertake a mooring system life extension program for the FPSO Fluminense, which has operated on the Bijupira and Salema oilfields in the Campos basin since 2003. The subsea support vessel Maersk Achiever will manage the offshore campaign which is due to start in December, and includes heading control of the FPSO and replacement of mooring lines.

BP has confirmed a southern extension to the Yakaar gas field in Senegals Cayar Offshore Profond block. The appraisal well, drilled by the Valaris DS-12 drillship 9 km (5.6 mi) from the Yakaar-1 discovery well, delivered 30 m (98.4 ft) of net pay from the Cenomanian interval. According to partner Kosmos Energy, the result suggests the overall Yakaar-Teranga gas resource could support a phased LNG development project.

Australian independent FAR has increased its operated stake in blocks A2 and A5 offshore the Republic of Gambia to 50%, the remainder held by Petronas. The partners have also agreed on extensions to the licenses, the terms including a commitment well in the first two years on either block. They will use results from a new 3D seismic survey over the concessions to delineate prospects.

BW Offshore has proven more oil in the Dussafu license offshore Gabon. The DHIBM-1 well and subsequent side track on the Hibiscus Updi prospect - both drilled by the jackup Borr Norve in 116 m (380 ft) of water - intersected 47 m (154 ft) of net pay in the Gamba formation. BW estimates recoverable volumes at up to 50 MMbbl.

ION Geophysical has been acquiring a new 2D multi-client seismic survey over the barely explored Namibe basin off southern Angola. The NamibeSPAN data-set will integrate various ION BasinSPAN programs to form a continuous regional exploration overview spanning over 65,000 km (40,389 mi) along the coast. Results should be available for Angolas new licensing round.

The hull of the FPSO Energean Power was floated out recently from the Cosco shipyard dock in Zhoushan, China. The vessel will serve Energeans deepwater Karish/Tanin gas field development offshore Israel. Following further construction work, the hull was due to sail before year-end to Sembcorp Marines Admiralty Yard in Singapore for integration of the topsides.

Noble Energy and its partners in the nearby Leviathan and Tamar gas fields have extended their firm gas supply commitments to Delphinus Holdings by five years to 15-year terms, with total combined contracted quantities now above 3 tcf. In addition, the partners have been negotiating to participate in the regional East Mediterranean Gas pipeline project.

BP has awarded a consortium of Subsea 7 and Bos Shelf a wide-ranging work program for the Azeri Central East (ACE) project offshore Azerbaijan. It includes engineering and fabrication of subsea structures and spools, launching of a 16,200-metric ton (17,857-ton) jacket, and floatover of an 18,500-metric ton (20,393-ton) topsides. Water depth at the offshore site is 140 m (459 ft). ACE is the latest-phase development of the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli oilfield complex.

Shell has pulled out of the proposed development of the Khazar project in the Kazakh sector, and the Kashagan consortium (including CNPC, Eni, ExxonMobil, and Total) has also decided against pursuing the Kalamkas More project. According to consultant Wood Mackenzie, the potentially large oil volumes appear to have been offset by the marginal economics of the two projects, due to a combination of complex geology and logistics and the ultra-shallow water setting.

ADNOC and Abu Dhabis government have awarded Lukoil a 5% stake in the UAEs offshore Ghasha gas concession, which includes the ultra-sour Hail, Ghasha and Dalma fields. The other partners are Eni, OMV, and Wintershall Dea. The planned Ghasha mega-project is designed to produce over 1.5 bcf/d of gas for domestic power generation and more than 120,000 b/d of oil and condensates.

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has assumed control of the Idd El-Shargi North Dome and South Dome oilfields offshore Qatar following the expiry of production-sharing agreements with former operator Occidental Petroleum. QP has also issued tenders for EPC packages covering new storage, loading and distribution facilities in Ras Laffan Industrial City to manage increased liquids volumes from Qatars offshore North Field Expansion project.

Irans Petropars is set to start work next year on the South Pars 11 gas development in the Persian Gulf. The company has taken charge of the project after Total, the originally designated operator, withdrew following the US decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran.

Total has completed its acquisition of Anadarkos 26.5% operated stake in the Mozambique LNG project for $3.9 billion. This was part of a package of four interests held by Anadarko across Africa when it was acquired earlier this year by Occidental. The two-train onshore project will have an annual liquefaction capacity of 12.9 MM metric tons (14.2 MM tons), supplied by 18 tcf of gas from the deepwater Golfinho and Atum fields in Offshore Area 1 in the Rovuma basin. Total anticipates start-up by 2024.

Proposed development of the Barossa field offshore northern Australia.(Courtesy ConocoPhillips)

Santos is buying ConocoPhillips northern Australia business for $1.39 billion, with a further $75 million payable based on FID for the Barossa field, 300 km (186 mi) north of Darwin. The transaction brings Santos operated interests in the offshore Barossa, Bayu-Undan and Poseidon fields and the 3.7MMt/yr-capacity Darwin LNG plant.

The plan for Barossa calls for subsea wells tied back to an FPSO for gas processing and condensate export, with the gas transported through a new 260-km (161-mi) pipeline, to be installed by Allseas, and tied into the existing Bayu-Darwin pipeline 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Darwin. Santos estimates capex to first gas in 2024 at $4.7 billion, with associated upgrades at Darwin LNG extending the facilitys lifespan by over two decades.

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Penguin Computing to Deliver Magma Supercomputer to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – HPCwire

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 19, 2019 Penguin Computing, a leader in high- performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and enterprise data center solutions and services, today announced that it, along with partners Intel and CoolIT, will deliver the Magma Supercomputer to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The Magma system was procured through the Commodity Technology Systems (CTS-1) contract with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and is one of the first deployments of Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series processors with support from CoolIT Systems complete direct liquid cooling and Omni-Path interconnect.

Magma is based on Relion XE2142eAP compute servers. Magmas 752 compute nodes are each configured with dual Xeon Platinum 9242 processors, with a theoretical peak of over 7 TFLOPs and 293TB of system memory calculating an RPeak of 5.313 PFLOPS. CoolIT Systems provides the complete direct liquid cooling solution for Magma through a blind-mate coldplate loop design which captures +85% of the server heat through CPU, DIMM and VR coldplates, allowing the servers to operate at maximum efficiency. The CoolIT subfloor piping, in-rack manifolds and row-based CHx750 CDUs deliver the required heat exchanging capability and coolant flow to support all racks.

Funded through NNSAs Advanced Simulation & Computing (ASC) program, Magma will support NNSAs Life Extension Program and efforts critical to ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nations nuclear weapons in the absence of underground testing.

The convergence of HPC and AI is here today. We are excited to deliver Magma, an HPC system that is enhanced by artificial intelligence technology, said William Wu, Vice President of Hardware Products at Penguin Computing. We are seeing artificial intelligence permeate every industry and, specifically in HPC, we can now deliver a converged platform that allows AI to accelerate HPC modeling for our data scientist customers.

We continue designing new, leading edge solutions with our partners for the DOE NNSAs CTS-1 contract. Magma is another example of a great shared effort resulting in an HPC cluster designed and built to meet new demanding workloads. We anticipate this system to qualify for the November 2019 Top500 HPC list said Ken Gudenrath, DOE Director at Penguin Computing.

Penguin Computing is committed to Expanding the worlds vision of what is possible! The Magma cluster brings a new level of synergy amongst our clients, partners and Penguin Computing. One of our primary goals with Magma is to bring new mission technologies and capabilities to Livermore National Labs and its user communities. said Sid Mair, President of Penguin Computing.

Magma is a major leap forward in HPC and AI convergence that could only be achieved with trusted engineering collaboration between Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Penguin Computing, and Intel, said Phil Harris, VP and GM of Intels Datacenter Solutions Group. With up to 96 cores per node, massive memory bandwidth, and integrated AI acceleration with Intel DL Boost technology, the Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processor will provide a powerful foundation for Lawrence Livermore National Lab to enhance its ability to achieve its mission goals.

The Commodity Technology System efforts at NNSA represent a very cost-effective way to manage our workload at each of our three laboratories, said Mark Anderson, Director for NNSAs Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing and Institutional Research and Development Programs. In this model, commodity-based systems take on the bulk of day-to-day computing, leaving the larger advanced technology capability systems available for only the most demanding problems across the Tri-Lab community. This is just an example of the sophisticated approach NNSA is taking to manage demanding workloads in the most efficient manner for the country.

Magma represents a timely addition to our CTS machines in order to address the significant surge in demand coming from NNSAs major Life Extension Program, said Michel McCoy, LLNLs Advanced Simulation & Computing program director. It is essential to have available a supply chain that can respond essentially instantly, delivering state-of-the-art technology in just a few months to meet pressing national security needs. We look forward to moving this system into production as fast as possible.

Under the CTS-1 contract, Penguin has delivered more than 22 petaflops of computing capability to support the ASC program at the NNSA Tri-Labs of Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories.

For more information about the Relion XE2142eAP server and Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processors, or to speak with a Penguin Computing representative, please visit us atwww.penguincomputing.com.

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Pfenex to Present at the Evercore ISI HealthCONx Conference 2019 – Yahoo Finance

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pfenex Inc. (NYSE American: PFNX) is a development and licensing biotechnology company focused on leveraging its Pfnex Expression Technology to develop and improve protein therapies for unmet patient needs. Using the patented Pfnex Expression Technology platform, the Company has developed the FDA-approved PF708 product indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in certain patients at high risk of fracture and created an advanced pipeline of therapeutic equivalents, biologics and vaccines. The Company announced today that Eef Schimmelpennink, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the Evercore ISI HealthCONx Conference 2019 on Tuesday, December 3rd, taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

Interested parties can access the live audio webcast and archive from the Investors Section of Pfenex's website at http://www.pfenex.com.

About Pfenex Inc.Pfenex is a development and licensing biotechnology company focused on leveraging its Pfnex Expression Technology to develop and improve protein therapies for unmet patient needs. Using the patented Pfnex Expression Technology platform, Pfenex has created an advanced pipeline of potential therapeutic equivalents, and vaccines. Pfenexs lead product candidate is PF708, a therapeutic equivalent candidate to Forteo (teriparatide injection). PF708 has been approved in the U.S. for the treatment of osteoporosis in certain patients at high risk of fracture, and marketing authorization applications are pending in other jurisdictions. In addition, Pfenex is developing hematology/oncology products in collaboration with Jazz Pharmaceuticals, including PF743, a recombinant crisantaspase, and PF745, a recombinant crisantaspase with half-life extension technology. Pfenex also uses its Pfnex Expression Technology platform to produce CRM197, a diphtheria toxoid carrier protein used in prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines.

Pfenex investors and others should note that Pfenex announces material information to the public about Pfenex through a variety of means, including its website (http://www.pfenex.com/), its investor relations website (http://pfenex.investorroom.com/), press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, corporate Twitter account (https://twitter.com/pfenex), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Pfenex-Inc-105908276167776/timeline/), and LinkedIn page (https://www.linkedin.com/company/pfenex-inc) in order to achieve broad, non-exclusionary distribution of information to the public and to comply with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Pfenex encourages its investors and others to monitor and review the information Pfenex makes public in these locations as such information could be deemed to be material information. Please note that this list may be updated from time to time.

Investor Contact: Hans VitzthumManaging DirectorLifeSci Advisors, LLC.Office: 617-430-7578hans@lifesciadvisors.com

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Global Cryonics Technology Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 – Industry News Time 24

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Penguin Computing to deliver Magma Supercomputer, one of the First Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Series Processor-based Servers for AI and HPC -…

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Penguin Computing, Inc., a leader in high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and enterprise data center solutions and services, today announced that it, along with partners Intel and CoolIT, will deliver the Magma Supercomputer to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The Magma system was procured through the Commodity Technology Systems (CTS-1) contract with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and is one of the first deployments of Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series processors with support from CoolIT Systems complete direct liquid cooling and Omni-Path interconnect.

Magma is based on Relion XE2142eAP compute servers. Magmas 752 compute nodes are each configured with dual Xeon Platinum 9242 processors, with a theoretical peak of over 7 TFLOPs and 293TB of system memory calculating an RPeak of 5.313 PFLOPS. CoolIT Systems provides the complete direct liquid cooling solution for Magma through a blind-mate coldplate loop design which captures +85% of the server heat through CPU, DIMM and VR coldplates, allowing the servers to operate at maximum efficiency. The CoolIT subfloor piping, in-rack manifolds and row-based CHx750 CDUs deliver the required heat exchanging capability and coolant flow to support all racks.

Funded through NNSAs Advanced Simulation & Computing (ASC) program, Magma will support NNSAs Life Extension Program and efforts critical to ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nations nuclear weapons in the absence of underground testing.

The convergence of HPC and AI is here today. We are excited to deliver Magma, an HPC system that is enhanced by artificial intelligence technology, said William Wu, Vice President of Hardware Products at Penguin Computing. We are seeing artificial intelligence permeate every industry and, specifically in HPC, we can now deliver a converged platform that allows AI to accelerate HPC modeling for our data scientist customers.

We continue designing new, leading edge solutions with our partners for the DOE NNSAs CTS-1 contract. Magma is another example of a great shared effort resulting in an HPC cluster designed and built to meet new demanding workloads. We anticipate this system to qualify for the November 2019 Top500 HPC list, said Ken Gudenrath, DOE Director at Penguin Computing.

Penguin Computing is committed to Expanding the world's vision of what is possible! The Magma cluster brings a new level of synergy amongst our clients, partners and Penguin Computing. One of our primary goals with Magma is to bring new mission technologies and capabilities to Livermore National Labs and its user communities, said Sid Mair, President of Penguin Computing.

Magma is a major leap forward in HPC and AI convergence that could only be achieved with trusted engineering collaboration between Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Penguin Computing, and Intel, said Phil Harris, VP and GM of Intels Datacenter Solutions Group. With up to 96 cores per node, massive memory bandwidth, and integrated AI acceleration with Intel DL Boost technology, the Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processor will provide a powerful foundation for Lawrence Livermore National Lab to enhance its ability to achieve its mission goals.

The Commodity Technology System efforts at NNSA represent a very cost-effective way to manage our workload at each of our three laboratories, said Mark Anderson, Director for NNSAs Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing and Institutional Research and Development Programs. In this model, commodity-based systems take on the bulk of day-to-day computing, leaving the larger advanced technology capability systems available for only the most demanding problems across the Tri-Lab community. This is just an example of the sophisticated approach NNSA is taking to manage demanding workloads in the most efficient manner for the country.

Magma represents a timely addition to our CTS machines in order to address the significant surge in demand coming from NNSAs major Life Extension Program, said Michel McCoy, LLNLs Advanced Simulation & Computing program director. It is essential to have available a supply chain that can respond essentially instantly, delivering state-of-the-art technology in just a few months to meet pressing national security needs. We look forward to moving this system into production as fast as possible.

Under the CTS-1 contract, Penguin Computing has delivered more than 22 petaflops of computing capability to support the ASC program at the NNSA Tri-Labs of Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories.

For more information about the Relion XE2142eAP server and Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processors, or to speak with a Penguin Computing representative, please visit us at http://www.penguincomputing.com.

About Penguin ComputingFor 20 years, the Penguin Computing team of artificial intelligence (AI), engineering, and computer science experts has reimagined how startups, Fortune 500, government, and academic organizations solve complex technology challenges and achieve their organizational goals. Penguin Computing is focused on open platforms, including Open Compute Project (OCP) systems. We specialize in innovative on-premise high-performance computing (HPC), bare metal HPC in the cloud, AI, and storage technologies coupled with leading-edge design, implementation, hosting, and managed services including sys-admin and storage-as-a-service, and highly rated customer support. More information at http://www.penguincomputing.com.

About CoolITCoolIT Systems, Inc. is the world leader in energy efficient liquid cooling technology for the Data Center, Server and Desktop markets. CoolIT's Rack DLC platform is a modular, rack-based, advanced cooling solution that allows for dramatic increases in rack densities, component performance, and power efficiencies. The technology can be deployed with any server and in any rack making it a truly flexible solution. For more information about CoolIT Systems and its technology, visitwww.coolitsystems.com.

About Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryFounded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides solutions to our nations most important national security challenges through innovative science, engineering and technology. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

Penguin Computing and Relion are registered trademarks of Penguin Computing, Inc. Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. Penguin Computing is a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings Inc., (NASDAQ: SGH).

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Savannah wins third Mutamba mining concession in Mozambique – Mining Technology

Exploration and development firm Savannah Resources has conditionally secured third mining concession (9228C) for the Mutamba project in Mozambique.

The mining concession 9228C was awarded by Mozambiques Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy for the Mutamba Heavy Mineral Sands project.

The award represents a significant achievement for Savannah which operates a joint venture with Rio Tinto.

It has a term of 25 years, which is valid until 3 September 2044, with a possibility of 25 additional years towards mine-life extension.

The mining concession covers an area of 11,807ha and is contiguous with 9735C and 9229C concessions, which were secured by Savannah in September.

These permits cover ground in Inharrime and Jangamo districts in southern Mozambique.

The Mutamba project is in close proximity to the North/South EN1 highway and the port of Inhambane.

It also benefits from a high-quality established transport infrastructure, a daily air service to Inhambane, and grid power.

Mutamba has an Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource of 4.4Bt at 3.9% total heavy minerals and constitutes one of the largest remaining mineral sands deposits in the world that is yet to be developed.

Savannah CEO David Archer said: The conditional award of the third Mining Concession to Mutamba Minerals Sands SA completes the tenement set of the Mutamba Project in Jangamo/Inharrime and represents a significant achievement for Savannah in its joint venture with Rio Tinto.

To finalise the process, the normal administrative payments and processes need to be completed; these are currently underway for all three licences.

We are completing the administrative conditions in a chronological manner following which all three licences will be fully formalised in due course, which, when completed, will continue to consolidate our position in the Mozambican mining industry.

Once these three Concessions are formalised, they will enable the joint venture with Rio Tinto to progress the Pre-feasibility study (PFS) towards completion.

The companys interest in the heavy mineral sands project will rise from 20% to 35%, upon completion of the PFS.

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Global Soy Extracts Market Research: Key Companies Profile with Sales, Revenue, Price and Competitive Situation Analysis – Industry Ping

Soy extracts are medicinal as well as nutritional ingredients derived from soya beans. Soy Extracts contain isoflavons that exhibit phytoestrogen properties and it is ideal for treating medical conditions involving extreme estrogen hormone imbalance. A research study has found out that soy extracts inhibits the growth of estrogen independent breast cancer tumors better than genistein. Soy Extracts find applications in treatments for cancer prevention, high cholesterol levels in body, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, and some other medical conditions. Due its properties that help in protection of skin and antiageing process, soy extracts find applications in various cosmetic and skincare products. Moreover, they find applications in protein supplements, functional foods & beverages and other pharmaceutical products. The increasing awareness about the health benefits of soy extracts products among public is expected aid the growth of soy extracts market globally.

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Market share of global Soy Extracts industry is dominate by companies like Alpro, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Beiersdorf Australia Limited, Hebei Bonherb, Natrol Llc, Novaforme, Layn, Life Extension, 3w Botanical Extract, Xian Changyue Phytochemistry, Whitewave Services Inc and others which are profiled in this report as well in terms of Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2018-2019).

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Navy Beginning Tech Study to Extend Trident Nuclear Missile Into the 2080s – USNI News

An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN-740) off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. on May 9, 2019. US Navy Photo

ARLINGTON, Va. The Navys Strategic Systems Program this fiscal year will begin looking at what new technologies it will need to develop to sustain and modernize its nuclear weapons so they can operate on the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines through the 2080s.

After the Trident D5 missiles underwent an original life extension effort (D5 LE), the office determined they would undergo a D5 LE2 effort that would insert new technologies where possible, find new ways to replace old parts that can no longer be manufactured, and otherwise keep the missiles reliable as a strategic deterrent for more than six more decades.

We are starting this year for the first time in our budget we have a line in [Fiscal Year 2020], and the real crux to that is looking at all of those new technologies that we need to go think about on how were going to take what we have today, how were going to modernize it and how were going to get it to last the entire life of the Columbia, which is we all know about 2084, SSP Director Vice Adm. Johnny Wolfe said last week at the Naval Submarine Leagues annual symposium.

Wolfe said the original life extension effort has gone well, with five flight tests in the last year showing the missiles can still fly the tracks theyre supposed to. In fact, three motors involved in a test that were about three decades old performed like new during the test, he said.

However, this first life extension effort wont get the missiles through the end of the Columbia SSBNs life.

For example, Wolfe said, the Navy decided about six years ago to end production on the post-boost control system, and unique materials are used in that system. With industry knowledge now lost, the Navy needs to develop a new post boost control system with new materials, based on what industry can provide today.

The way we did it then were not going to be able to exactly do it in the future, he said, and SSP needs to build in a learning ramp for industry as they reconstitute this capability.

With this second life extension effort, the plan is, if you look at some of the critical technologies weve got today, and Ill just talk about rocket motors: I would tell you, were the only people right now that use a 1.1 propellant and we have to do that because of volume constraints that weve got. Theres no need to change that, and as we talk about how were going to do this, we are going to continue on producing those rocket motors because, quite frankly, if you look from a reliability perspective, that is the biggest contributor and I would tell you theres nothing better than what weve got in the submarine force today with those motors. So were not going to change that. Were going to continue with that, the vice admiral said.What we are going to start to do is start to look at what are those technologies and I talked about post-boost control, things like nose bearings things we know we wont be able to produce anymore.

The government is currently operating under a continuing resolution that does not allow new programs to start. The current CR expires next week and it remains to be seen what funding mechanism Congress will be able to pass, and therefore how it will affect SSPs ability to get started on this early work on the Trident D5 LE2.

Additionally, Wolfe said SSP has been involved in modernizing the legacy Ohio-class SSBNs and using those modernization and upgrade efforts as risk-reduction measures for the Columbia class.

For example, the Ohio class used an Electrostatically-Supported Gyro Navigator (ESGN) as the inertial navigator for the Trident D5 missile. Wolfe said that, in his modernization portfolio, the biggest program right now is making sure we get the next strategic navigator on the Ohio, which is a risk-mitigator for Columbia because, as we make this change from ESGNs to fiber optics, theres a lot of learning weve got there.

He added that several modernization efforts on shipboard systems such as the fire control system are taking place, and that their installation on the Ohio SSBNs will ease the fleets transition to Columbia as sailors on the new subs will already know how to operate and maintain these systems.

Its not just modernizing the triad; its making sure that we can sustain what we have today until we get to all those modernization programs, he said of the importance of these Ohio upgrade efforts.

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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: What might the 2020 dietary guidelines for the first 1,000 days include? – FoodNavigator-USA.com

Until now, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has provided dietary advice for people 2 years and older, prompting caregivers and healthcare practitioners to turn to a disparate set of resources to figure out the best diet for pregnant women, infants and young children. These include famous books, such as What to Expect When Youre Expecting, and guidelines from various organizations, such as the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

And while these are influential and well-researched recommendations, by bringing this group under the purview of the broader Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the US government will for the first time take ownership of them a move that will provide a consistency that so far has been lacking.

The move also is a double-edged sword for the CPG industry. Some hope that including this group in the broader Dietary Guidelines for Americans will protect them undue corporate influence, while others see potential opportunities for innovative manufacturers creating solutions to help Americans meet the recommendations.

While we wont know for sure what the guidelines will include until the recommendations are released and vetted, this episode of FoodNavigator-USAs Soup-To-Nuts podcast explores some of the themes, suggestions and questions that dietitians and industry players would like to see addressed and how these issues might impact CPG manufacturers.

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Even though the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are designed with health care professionals in mind and, therefore, are not very consumer-friendly, Amy Kimerlain, a registered dietitian who specializes in childrens nutrition and a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, explained at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Philadelphia last month that the inclusion of recommendations for the first 1,000 days of life is a critical first step to improving the lives of women and children in the US.

The dietary guidelines allow for general recommendations for healthy Americans across the population, and so now with the introduction of looking at the first 1,000 days, were obviously going to pay closer attention to now not only infants and toddlers, but also prenatally as well, Kimerlain said. She added, these guidelines ultimately will allow for people to look and reflect to see what changes they may need to make in order to improve their health over the long run.

With that in mind, Kimerlain said she hopes the recommendations look not only at the nutrients that are critical to a childs development, but also on what and how much pregnant women need to consume to keep themselves healthy. This includes advice around how many extra calories do women actually need when eating for two, guidance on how much weight they should expect to gain and remain healthy and how diet can help manage potential complications.

Drilling deeper into what the guidelines might include for expecting women, Kristi King who is also a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the senior pediatric dietitian at Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston, says she hopes the guidelines will include specific recommendations about choline intake.

She explained that choline is a underrated nutrient, that were just now starting to figure out that within that first 1,000 days is so incredibly important for infants and brain development.

She added that this could be an opportunity for supplement manufacturers as well as select food marketers.

An early mover on this from the supplement side is Life Extension, which is a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., based company that launched at FNCE its Prenatal Advantage multivitamin. Like most other prenatal supplements, Life Extensions Prenatal Advantage includes folic acid and DHA, which have long been recognized as essential for developing infants. But it also is one of the few prenatal supplements that includes choline.

On the food side, one of the best sources of choline are eggs, one of which provides 25% of the recommended daily value.

Mickey Rubin, the executive director of the American Egg Boards Egg Nutrition Center explained the importance of the eggs in providing choline as well as more generally supporting maternal and infant health.

Despite the importance of choline to developing infants, he noted only about 25% of expecting mothers are familiar with it, compared to 90% who know about folic acid. In addition, little more than half of health professionals currently are aware of choline.

Beyond choline, Rubin says the high amount of lutein in eggs also can help support developing infants cognitive development by increasing their macular pigment which has been linked to cognition.

Fiber is another necessary nutrient for expecting mothers, infants and young children that King says she wants the upcoming dietary guidelines to highlight. Not only does she say she wants to see stronger recommendations around how much should be consumed, but also guidance clarifying how best to get it including, of course, fresh fruits and vegetables, but also canned and frozen produce as well.

Related to fiber and gut health, King says she would also like to see in the recommendations advice around probiotics, including if they are appropriate for children and expecting women and if so which ones and how much.

Scientifically-based guidance in the dietary guideline recommendations around breastfeeding versus the use of formula also likely will have a significant impact on the CPG industry, predicts King.

Like many dietitians, King advocates that breastfeeding is best, but also acknowledges it is not always an option. In those cases, she says, she would like to see the dietary guidelines recommend the use of FDA approved formula, which is held to a higher safety and nutrition standard than many others from around of the world.

In addition to addressing infant formula, King predicts, the recommendations will tackle toddler milks, for which there is not the same nutritional standard as infant formula but about which much confusion and controversy swirl.

Beverages more broadly also will likely be a hot button topic in the recommendations, with experts predicting the dietary guidelines will call for significantly reduced consumption of sugary drinks, potentially including juice. It likely also will expand or include recent guidelines to restrict drinks for children under five to breast milk, water and dairy milk with only occasional consumption of 100% fruit juice if whole fruit is not an option.

These likely are only a small sample of the issues that will be addressed in the guidance. While the upcoming guidance likely wont make everyone happy or be perfect, as Kimerlain notes, it is a first step.

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Boeing Focused on Maxs Safe Return to Service – Aviation International News

While emphasizing safety, innovation, and partnerships at the Dubai Airshow, Boeings senior leaders said the company is focused on returningthe 737 Max to service and supporting customers and supplier partners affected by the airplanes grounding, while they also expressed empathy for those most affected by the two fatal crashes of the aircraft.

Our thoughts remain with families and victims, and we continue to support them economically and emotionally, said Stan Deal, president and CEO, Boeing Commerical Airplanes, at a briefing yesterday. All employees at Boeing have them in their thoughts, and we will use these tragedies to refocus on safety, quality, and integrity.

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, and Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, voiced similar sentiments.

Turning to other programs, Deal said the in-development 777X will fly in early 2020, and we plan to deliver the airplane in the early 2021 timeframe, slightly later than originally hoped. Meanwhile, the company has a backlog of more than 5,500 commercial aircraft, and with global demand forecast for more than 44,000 airliners over the next 20 years at an estimated value of $16 trillion, the fundamentals remain in place for strong growth, Deal said.

Caret notedBoeing projects $2.5 trillion in defense and space market opportunities over the next decade and is continuing to see demand from the U.S. and partners around the world, with a significant portion coming from the Middle East. Caret cited the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker, the new T-7 jet trainer, and the CH-47F Chinook and AH-64 Apache military helicopters as ideally suited to Middle East customers.

Boeing is also the prime contractor for the International Space Station, and Caret congratulated the UAE Space Agency and astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoorion his recent mission to the space station.

With less than 20 percent of the worlds military aircraft fleet slated for replacement over the next decade, Boeing also sees substantial demand for upgrades, maintenance, and service life extension programs, creating large opportunities for its Global Services division.

"The strength of Boeing is our unrivaled ability to deliver lifecycle value for our customers," Colbert said.

Boeing estimates global demand for $225 billion in commercial and government services over the next decade, with the Middle East ranking fourth in global aftermarket growth behind the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Colbert said that Boeing maintains two parts hubs in Dubai that stock some 1.7 million parts to support customers. With big data analytics expected to play a growing role in predictive maintenance and other aftermarket services, Boeing has been operating a digital analytics hub in the UAE since 2007, although its been used primarily for flight planning services through its Jeppesen division.

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Bruce Power, ITM and Partners Finalize Agreement Paving Way for New Medical Isotope Delivery System Expected in 2022 – Business Wire

TORONTO & GARCHING, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two partnership agreements signed today will lay the groundwork for a new isotope delivery system at Bruce Power that will help provide lifesaving medical isotopes worldwide.

The agreements, signed at Kinectrics with Ontario Premier Doug Ford in attendance, involved three Ontario companies Bruce Power, Kinectrics & Framatome and ITM, a biotechnology and radiopharmaceutical group of companies based in Munich with a global network of radiopharmaceutical production facilities. This new partnership, in conjunction with Bruce Powers Life Extension program, helps to create a framework for isotope production until 2064, which is the expected life of the Bruce Power site following its Life Extension Program launched in 2016 which remains on time and on budget.

Using ITMs unique manufacturing methodology, the production of the medical isotope non-carrier-added (n.c.a.) Lutetium-177 (177Lu) / EndolucinBeta by irradiating Ytterbium-176, will be established at Bruce Power. N.c.a. Lutetium-177 is a highly pure therapeutic precursor, which is successfully applied in Targeted Radionuclide Therapy for the treatment of a growing variety of cancers such as prostate cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, or bone metastases. Pending regulatory and other approvals, the delivery system for the production of the isotope n.c.a. Lutetium-177 is expected to begin in 2022.

Ontario has been a worldwide leader in the production of life-saving, cancer-fighting isotopes and our nuclear industry is making sure that we maintain that role for years to come, said Premier Doug Ford. I am very proud to see that this important work that is being done right here in Etobicoke and Id like to congratulate Kinectrics, Bruce Power, Framatome and ITM for signing this ground-breaking agreement.

These agreements allow us to take the next step forward in providing life-saving isotopes, said Mike Rencheck, Executive President and CEO at Bruce Power. Through our partnership with Kinectrics, Framatome and ITM, we look forward to becoming part of a global network providing n.c.a. Lutetium-177 to a growing number of cancer patients worldwide.

Earlier this year, Bruce Power and ITM completed a successful feasibility study that concluded that Bruce Power and its partners Framatome and Kinectrics, following regulatory and other approvals, are uniquely positioned to fulfil the necessary requirements to establish isotope delivery units at the Bruce Power reactors for the subsequent production of ITMs n.c.a. Lutetium-177. The study examined factors such as technical, medical and nuclear regulatory requirements, radiation protection and waste management. It also verified the specific requirements of compatibility with ITM's target and processing technology.

We are pleased to see the progression of our common goal with Bruce Power and its partners Framatome and Kinectrics to produce our therapeutic no-carrier-added Lutetium-177 in North America, annotated Steffen Schuster, CEO of ITM. The qualified expertise of our partners Bruce Power, Framatome and Kinectrics will enable the fastest route in providing our no-carrier-added Lutetium-177 to cancer patients in North America and help secure the supply of high-quality medical radioisotopes for Targeted Radionuclide Therapy to cancer patients worldwide.

The installation of the irradiation services at Bruce Power by Framatome and Kinectrics, is currently planned for late-2021. Bruce Power will provide the infrastructure and be responsible for the irradiation as it currently does with Cobalt-60.

Kinectrics is proud to support the Ontario-based supply of this lifesaving Isotope Lutetium-177. With our partner Framatome, we will design, supply and license the isotope production system enabling large-scale production of Lu-177 to meet future market demand. This is a very exciting business opportunity for Kinectrics, building on our licensing, engineering, and active materials handling capabilities.

Bruce Powers unwavering commitment to life-saving isotope development expands Framatomes innovation and expertise in nuclear technologies, as we join forces with Bruce Power, Kinectrics and ITM in the fight against cancer, said Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome. Our contribution in developing and delivering Lutetium-177 medical isotopes not only transforms medical treatments for cancer patients worldwide, it strengthens Canadas position as a global leader in the production of medical isotopes for the advancement of human health.

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Raju Foundation Essay Contest Winner On the Ethics of Genetic Engineering – The Philadelphia Citizen

Editors Note: The Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundations annual high school essay writing contest was inspired this year by the Philadelphia Museum of Arts latest exhibit, Designs for Different Futures, which features ways to address the values, needs and desires of society in a changing world. The winner, Mary Cipperman, won a $5,000 scholarship, another $5,000 to support an internship with the PMAs curatorial team and naming rights on a piece of artwork purchased by the Raju Foundation (which also supports The Citizen) and donated to the museum. Mary chose the gift pictured above, called Raising Robotic Natives.

What would happen if humans could sense ultraviolet light? What if we could run twice as fast or see twice as far? What if we never aged? Technology has shaped human beings since Mesopotamian times; however, in the past two decades, we have begun to elevate the human condition beyond our current sensory and cognitive functionalities. This movement has a name: Max More, founder of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation and leading futurist, first defined transhumanism as a class of philosophies that seek the continuationof intelligent life beyond its current human form and human limitations. He described not one invention but rather a framework for applying and developing transformative technologies, such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, brain emulation, and artificial intelligence. While transhumanism could threaten our identity and welfare, it potentially affords improved productivity and survival for the future of humanity.

The idea of enhancing human beings is not new, nor is its bioethical concerns. Steroid hormones as well as neurological stimulants such as caffeine alter the human body and heighten performance. Likewise, amphetamine gained pharmacological praise as early as the 1920s. Such neurological enhancers beg the question of misuse. Doctors and ethicists alike question whether we should apply drugs that could improve mood or lessen fatigue to individuals with perfectly normal hormone levels. After all, such usage would leave behind individuals with disorders and elevate others beyond normal human abilities. Steroid hormones, for example, allow athletes to enhance their workouts and performance, but we consider this practice unethical in certain formal competitions. Still, if dietary supplements have similar effects on the human body, how do we draw a distinction between these two practices?

Unfortunately, these concerns bear even greater consequences as the magnitude of our technological development grows. Consider the difference between erythropoietin-stimulating agents and genetic engineering. Both can increase hormone levels, but the latter can alter the allelic frequencies of subsequent generations. This distinctionof inheritability, lack of precedent, and magnitude of impactmarks a new subset of enhancing technologies; those that alter human nature.

In light of these radical developments, bioethicists have begun to question how transhuman technologies could affect the boundaries and wellbeing of humanity. Permanent alterations, such as gene editing, could facilitate exploitation. Governments or higher institutions could use these technologies to increase submissiveness or institute eugenic programs. Certain individuals could choose not to alter their genes. These circumstances would increase polarizations of power and undermine equality and freedom.

As we look forward, we can postulate that engineers and scientists will design not only our future, but ourselves.

Genetic engineering raises another, deeper, concern with transhumanism as well: whether we should consider human nature to be malleable and changeable, as transhumanists suggest. The 1997 Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights suggests that the genome, as the heritage of humanity, belongs not to individuals, but to our species collectively. This might indicate that genetic engineering of any kind infringes on human rights. Furthermore, cognitive technologies like brain emulation have the potential to separate consciousness from physicality. This, and other uses for AI, demonstrate that intelligent life can exist beyond human beingswhether in the form of robots or enhanced posthumans. This change is occurring now: four years ago, the Open Worm Project at Oxford modeled over three-hundred neurons of a C. elegans with computer software. The scientists then uploaded the worms brain onto a robot that emulated the movement of the original organism. If these, and other intelligences, were to gain consciousness, we would need to determine whether these constitute living beings. Further, we must be willing and able to control them.

Despite these concerns, transhumanism has enormous potential. Cochlear ear implants and bionic eyes, for example, have already enhanced human capabilities for decades. Altering the human body via cyborgization may not be inherently wrong; otherwise hearing aids would be unethical. Transhumanists merely intend to extend the magnitude of these alterations in order to overcome all death, disability, and disease. We could potentially decrease decisional fatigue and improve memory. Others even argue that pursuing these advances is not just ethical, but morally obligatory. Psilocybin, for example, has the potential for moral enhancement. If we could make human beings more empathetic, our viewpoints towards climate change and nuclear warfare could save us as a species. Thus, many bioethicists do not object to the concept of enhancement itself, but rather to its unintended consequences or safety concerns.

While transhumanism raises the concerns of exploitation and safety, it has transformed lives already and promises even greater advances for the future. Transhumanism describes not one invention or development but rather a radical alteration of the interaction between humans and their environments. To embrace it too readily would be to accept a complete and potentially dangerous redefinition of both technology and humanity. Yet, to reject it would be to relinquish a plethora of multidisciplinary opportunities. The future certainly promises a new cultural, social, and political framework for defining the very essence of humanity. It holds machines that create art and recognize faces, as well as human beings designed with metallic limbs and silicon brains. As we look forward, we can postulate that engineers and scientists will design not only our future, but ourselves.

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The Drilldown: Floating barges on the horizon for Rockies LNG Partners – iPolitics.ca

The Lead

As Canadas fleet continues to age, the availability for vessels to take on major projects is becoming scarce. This fall, an oceanographic survey with the goal of monitoring climate change was cancelled by Fisheries and Oceans Canada because there were no vessels available to take on Atlantic waters. Hudson, the Canadian Coast Guard science ship, is regularly tasked with working on the offshore Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program (AZMP) but was not able to because it had not had its life extension check completed.

Similarly, Coriolis II, a private research vessel brought on by Fisheries and Oceans Canada for 2019, has been considered unable to participate in the Maritimes region survey, according to Robin Jahn, representative for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

The oceanographic survey is tasked with collecting and analyzing physical, chemical and biological data from Canadas East Coast in order to evaluate the changes that the ocean is experiencing. Dave Hebert, a research scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, said that one of the issues is to determine whether or not its a long-term trend or just year-to-year variability.

AZMP has never been cancelled before, and one of the many outcomes of this will be the loss of half a year of plankton sampling, which will distort the results of year-to-year data collection says CBC News.

Internationally

The international oil industry continues to be burdened by the heightened trade conflict between the U.S. and China this year.

At an energy conference in Abu Dhabi this week, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) secretary general Mohammad Barkindo stated that smoothing out a trade deal between the U.S. and China will almost remove that dark cloud that had engulfed the global economy, according to The Globe and Mail.

Next month, OPEC+, which includes the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies such as Russia, is scheduled to meet and discuss the cutbacks that were made to oil production this past January to balance supply and demand. According to UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei, slashes made to oil output have done what they were supposed to do and have resulted in more stable prices.

In Canada

Developing a floating liquefied natural gas facility off the coast of B.C. is on the horizon for Rockies LNG Partners, a coalition of Canadian natural gas producers comprised of companies such as Peyto Exploration & Development Corp., and Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. According to Chief Executive Officer Greg Kist of Rockies LNG, floating barges would have a significantly smaller environmental impact.

Kist explained that in Northern British Columbia, there are limited flat pieces of land, so if you could remove significant cost and impact associated with trying to flatten a piece of land, we think that thats a much better outcome than land-based facilities. He said that the only land-based infrastructure required would be a control room, jetty structures and bunking for workers because the LNG equipment would be on a facility based on the water.

Three barges would be needed for the project that the Rockies LNG Partners are considering, which is estimated to produce 12 million tons of natural gas a year, Bloomberg reported. The partnership hopes to find a project site at the beginning of 2020 and aims to have the project up and running by 2026.

Noteworthy

West of the oilsands, another sector suffers its own existential crisis (The Financial Post)

Nine oil companies to watch during the green energy push (The Globe and Mail)

TSX futures slip after Trump threatens to increase tariffs (Reuters)

Saudis Are Urged Not to Miss the Train on Aramco IPO (The Wall Street Journal)

Venice partly submerged by highest tides in half a century (The Washington Post)

India says it plans to use hydrogen-based fuel to tackle air crisis (The Guardian)

The climate chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific (The Washington Post)

Air pollution nanoparticles linked to brain cancer for first time (The Guardian)

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In an effort to mitigate domestic emissions, countries such as the U.S. have been exporting their carbon footprint, sending dirtier energy production methods like coal abroad. Joe Oliver, previously federal minister of finance in 2014 and 2015, claims that the substitution effect should be considered when analyzing the problem of global carbon leakage.

Oliver explained that if Canada started expanding pipeline infrastructure to its coasts, the countrys oil and gas supply would be able to reach international markets in Europe and Asia. He said that although this would increase Canadas emissions, more exportation would allow countries to stop being so reliant on coal and would reduce the global emission footprint altogether.

There is a disconnect between an allegedly existential threat of global warming and policies that are ineffective and frequently undermine green goals, said Oliver in his column in Financial Post. He believes that this disconnect will continue to grow until Canada recognizes that building pipelines will actually reduce global GHG emissions.

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Natur International Corp. and China-based Share International Sign Definitive Agreement for a Share Exchange – GlobeNewswire

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Nov. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Natur International Corp., (OTCQB: NTRU), a farm-to-functional producer of natural and organic plant-based foods and beverages including full and broad spectrum CBD (cannabinoid) and terpene-blended consumer products, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for a share exchange with Share International. The combined company will be renamed Share Natur International Corporation.

The merger will put Natur International in the unique position of being able to collaborate directly with the Chinese government, and more importantly, via their executive board member, Li Zeng, who is also Chairman and CEO of Hualong (Chongqing) Ltd., a part of CQ News. Share Natur will become strategic partners with CQ News, the second largest media company in China. CQ News and the Share Natur offices are both located in the city of ChongQing, which has a population of 32 million people and is located within the ChongQing Province in Southwest China, which has over 280 million inhabitants.

The combination of Natur, a leading Amsterdam-based company in the emerging functional and consumer goods marketplace, and Share International, a global import/export powerhouse and a leader in direct-to-consumer digital distribution in China with disruptive propriety software, will together form a groundbreaking vertically integrated global company. The new Share Natur International is positioned to become the professional direct-to-consumer market leader in seed-to-sale for both hemp-derived and health and wellness-based, functional solutions catering to both the food and non-food FMCG segments across both Europe and Asia.

Share Natur is committed to the global revolution in functional foods and supplements. With the explosion of CBD and cannabinoid health and wellness products, Share Natur is capturing the momentum of this revolution, ignited in North America, and poised to sweep across Europe and China.

Michael Jones, Chief Strategy Officer of Natur International, stated, Our goal in China is simple, to bring the highest quality CBD and other functional products to the worlds largest population. We have an unparalleled international executive management team and are deploying scalable smart vending machines and our proprietary mobile technology commerce platform (SHARE), which is valued over US$6 million and has been developed over 4 years, to achieve our business goals in the Chinese marketplace.

With world-class non-executive board members such as Nina Storms, Boaz Wachtel, and rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds, supporting an accomplished management team, the mission of the combined companies is to disrupt traditional retail and marketplace distribution models by connecting functional products and lean distribution channels into the world's growing allegiance of demanding consumers.

Spencer Chesman, Co-CEO of Natur International, commented, This acquisition is highly strategic and instrumental for Natur as it provides us with a leading distribution platform for our growing portfolio of unique farm-to-functional products. Following North American trends, consumers have been migrating towards functional health and wellness products, with validated supply chains and direct-to-consumer business models. However, there is currently no professional group leading the breed to brand supply chain, and traditional retail and marketplace models do not meet the demands of todays audience. Share Natur aims to seize that leadership position with a unique vertically integrated framework securing up- and downstream proficiency and world-class collaborations that feature best in class capabilities in product, process, breeding, extraction and production in fruit, vegetable, floral and hemp science, hemp derived product, terpenes and medical cannabis.

Li Zeng, CEO of Share Natur China and executive board member of Share Natur International, added, The worldwide reach of Share International, which includes Europe and China, will make us a Eurasian market leader with cutting-edge operations offering a disruptive business model and route to market enabling huge global opportunities. By bringing together these two dynamic companies, we will focus on captivating the consumer with unique technologies and functional products.

Natur Internationals heritage has been to offer functional and CBD-infused brands of juices, shots, smoothies and snacks. The companys unique technologies and genetics offer farm-to-functional CBD and nutrigenomic solutions in the cosmetics and beauty, health and wellness, and food and beverage categories. Their leading-edge affiliate marketing driven direct-to-consumer sales platform ensures authentic products reach a diversity of consumers at the fairest prices.

About Natur International Corp.

Natur, founded in 2015 to market farm-to-functional natural and organic plant-based foods and beverages, expanded its product portfolio this past year to include full and broad spectrum CBD (cannabinoid) and terpene-blended consumer products. With the portfolio expansion, Natur is moving swiftly to place relevant consumer goods in multiple health and wellness categories including food and beverage, snacks, health and beauty, supplements, sports and animal care. Natur personalizes nutrition and strives to enhance ones quality of life by utilizing the forces of nature, driven by science.

Natur applies the most advanced and emerging hi-tech health methodologies as it markets nutritious, delicious and fresh-tasting products. By applying innovative technologies to the breeding of its plant sources, the extraction of its ingredients, and delicate shelf life extension, Natur ensures the peak of freshness, and supplies nutrient- dense products that are superior to competitors offerings. The company remains astute to relevant snackification trends and goes to market through Europes leading retailers, foodservice partners and online eCommerce subscription models. Visit the website at http://www.int.natur.eu.

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The Integratron Has a History as Interesting as It Looks – LA Magazine

George Van Tassels post-war life started off typically enough. In the years after WWII, he was working as a tool and dye maker at Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, and living with his wife Eva and three daughters in a 900-square-foot bungalow in Sawtelle. By the end of the decade, he had relocated the family to tents next to a giant rock in the Mojave Desert where he communicated with space people who shared secrets about telepathy, immortality, and instructions to build a hemispherical umbrella dome that became known as the Integratron.

Architectural historian Daniel Paul landmarked the unusual structure in 2018, and will explain the art and science of Van Tassels midcentury wonder at Zebulon on Wednesday, November 6. In advance of the event, we talked to Paul about aliens, Howard Hughes, and more.

What is the Integratron?

Its a circular, wooden, two-story, hemispherical umbrella dome structure built by George Van Tassel near Landers starting in 1958. Its primary purpose was as a life extension machine, but Van Tassel thought it might be able to undertake time travel and antigravity experiences. It was intended to be the primary building of a ten-acre campus called the College of Universal Wisdom to educate people about the teachings and guidance of the space people.

Who are the space people?

Van Tassel had an interest in the metaphysical sciences before he moved to the desert and evolved into speaking to space beings. He started receiving transmissions from what he called the space people and he claims to have been visited by one called Solganda one night in 1953. Dozens of other space people were channeled through his mind. He called these forms of communication an Omnibeam.

Photo by Daniel Paul

What did the alien say?

He told him that the problem with human beings is that by the time you learn what you need to know youre old and then you die and that life must be extended. He ran an interplanetary spacecraft convention there from the 1950s through the 70s. They were the first large gatherings in the U.S. of UFOlogists.

How was the Integratron built?

Architecturally it is quite phenomenal. The upper level is a dome of all exposed wood. Solganda told him not to use any metal in the construction. The design is based on an aircraft fuselage. Its a hemispherical umbrella dome made of Glulam ribs connected with wooden dowels. There is a 1.5 ton concrete and Micarta non-metallic oculus made by Westinghouse for aerospace use.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Paul

Where do you think the design came from?

Van Tassel appears to have worked with Howard Hughes on an all-wood aircraft called the D-2; it was the precursor to the Spruce Goose. If you look at pictures of the interior of the Spruce Goose and the Integratron dome theyre very similar.

Photo by Daniel Paul

What was this thing supposed to do? How did it work?

There were supposed to be 64 aluminum dirods, or extended beams, intended to spin and generate electrostatic energy. He was reading about Nikola Tesla and others, and Van Tassel thought he could generate 50,000 volts and regulate the energy of a human cell. Cells give off energy and the Integratron was going to generate trillions of negative ions. As cells age they no longer give off the proper charge, which in turn causes aging and health problems. He wanted to recharge the cells because he thought that spirits were basically electricity.

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Did he extend his own life?

Although it was a life extension machine, Van Tassel himself ran out of time. He passed away in 1978 and all the machinery intended to be inside was never installed.

What happened after he died?

His wife kept publishing his newsletter Proceedingsfor a while, but other people tried to take ownership, including somebody who wanted to paint it lavender and call it the Lavender Disco. In the 90s, a couple bought it and wanted to fire it up but that never happened. Three sisters from New York now own it. They are running a very popular sound bath experience. I had a sound bath but I can never be fully clean in there because I cant hear out of my right ear.

Photo by Daniel Paul

Why are you doing this talk at a music club?

It seems like they have rather diverse programming. They do interesting film events and did something with the Unarius Academy UFO group. With a name like Zebulon, youd think they might be pretty open to different things.

Whats the future of the Integratron?

I got it listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018. The property owner was interested in protecting it for the future and was very sensitive to the legacy of Van Tassel and his creations. The psychiatrist Carl Jung called California Classic saucer country. We have an openness to the metaphysical and to high tech. Theres a lot of Echo Park vibes up there now. Its a beautiful space, the sound baths are highly regarded, and people love it.

Integratron: The Extended Life of a Life Extension Machine, A Slide Lecture, Wed., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.;Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Dr., Elysian Valley.

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The Future of Healthcare With Sergey Young, Founder of Longevity Vision Fund – Thrive Global

Treat longevity as a national issue. Once again, the UK (lets not forget that their healthcare costs are less than half of those in the US!) offer a great example here. Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, announced a plan called HLE+5 (HLE is an abbreviation for healthy life expectancy), aiming to extend healthy lifespans of their citizens by 5 years by 2035. It would be great to see a similar initiative in the US.

Asa part of my interview series with leaders in healthcare, I had the pleasure to interview Sergey Young. Sergey Young is Founder ofLongevity Vision Fund, one of the worlds top three investment funds specializing in life extension. Sergey is also on the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation (which is most known for its Ansari XPRIZE and Google Lunar XPRIZE competitions). Sergey Young is also the Development Sponsor of Longevity XPRIZE, a global initiative to cure aging, and a member of the Financial Advisory Board of the Parliamentary Group on Longevity in the UK, helping to devise the national strategy on longevity. Based between the UK & US, Sergey Youngs mission is to extend healthy lifespans of one billion people around the world on both sides of the Atlantic through impactful socially responsible investments and by setting a personal example after all, his own goal is to live to 200.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Sure! My personal story can appear quite mundane at first, but it is one that affects95 millionAmericans. It all started with a routine visit to a doctor, where my blood tests which I neglected for 7 years, thinking I was in perfect health showed that my cholesterol was very high, which put me at risk of heart disease.

The only treatment offered by my doctor at the time was to take statins (cholesterol-reducing drugs), which I would have to take for the rest of my life. I definitely did not want to live on a pill forever, so I kept pushing my doctor for alternatives. Eventually, the doctor suggested I try a Mediterranean-style diet (lots of healthy fats, no sugar, etc.), which worked in bringing my cholesterol down to a normal range without any medication. Since then, I developed an interest in health and longevity, and decided to use my investment experience (I had been managing a $2 billion private equity fund for 20 years by that point) to accelerate longevity breakthroughs and to make them more affordable and accessible in general. This is howLongevity Vision Fundwas launched and the company mission was shaped.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you began leading your company?

I went to a regenerative medicine conference in Vatican City last year, just at the outset of launchingLongevity Vision Fund. Apart from meeting the Pope and seeing Katy Perry in person there, what astonished me the most was when Peter Diamandis my mentor, friend and the Founder of XPRIZE, was telling the audience about how technology will change over the next couple of decades, allowing us to extend our lives to at least 150. Then he paused, his face lit up with excitement, and asked who in this audience wants to live to 150. Obviously, I immediately raised my hand, but saw Peters expression change to shock and surprise only a very small percentage of people in the room had raised their hands. I was one of the few.

Id assumed most people would jump at the chance to live longer, if it was offered. But clearly thats not the case. In fact, in a recent Pew Research report on radical life extension,56% of American adults said they would not want to live to 120. The opportunity to extend our lives is within reach, and people might

turn it down. So Ive set out to dispel misinformation, fear and disbelief that this topic commonly incites. Not only through my work atLongevity Vision Fund, but also by sharing information in a book called Growing Young, which I hope to release in Q3 2020. I want people to get educated on longevity rather than get scared of it times have changed and the breakthroughs in medical science and technology now make it entirely realistic to live to 100 and beyond all within our lifetime!

What makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?

Probably that the company is driven by someone who plans on living to 200! On a more serious note, Longevity Vision Fund has a focus specifically on affordable and accessible technology. Our goal is to democratize longevity, so we look for scalability and breakthrough potential in the companies we invest in.

A great example of how we make longevity more accessible and affordable is our investment in EXO Imaging, which develops portable ultrasound imaging devices at a very low price point. In fact, it makes ultrasound imaging so affordable that it actually becomes accessible to every healthcare provider in the world. Imagine being able to get your ultrasound scan done at your family physician, without having to be referred to a hospital (with the associated waiting time and costs this can bring!). Or using the portable device anywhere it might be required at emergencies by ambulance paramedics, or even the patient themselves (after a short training). And since EXO Imaging uses AI to process the scan, it has the potential to maintain, and even exceed, the accuracy of ultrasound scans that rely on interpretations of doctors without the support of this technology. This means that ultrasound scans can become as common and mundane as checking your blood pressure at your doctors office. Imagine the relief, affordability and improved access that cancer, thyroid and many other patients can enjoy!

Can you share with our readers about the innovations that you are bringing to and/or see in the healthcare industry? How do you envision that this might disrupt the status quo? Which pain point is this trying to address?

I use3 Horizons of Innovationto map the longevity & healthcare innovation space:

At Longevity Vision Fund we focus mostly on horizons 1 and 2. The main pain point we are trying to address is making sure that longevity is accessible and affordable to everyone in the world. We do this by supporting scalable technologies with breakthrough potential that can democratize longevity. For example, our portfolio company Insilico, an AI in drug discovery company, has demonstrated its ability to identify design, synthesize and validate a novel drug candidatein just 46 days, compared to the typical 23 years required for a standard approach used by the majority of pharma.

What are your 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started and why. (Please share a story or example for each.)

Lets jump to the main focus of our interview. According tothis studycited by Newsweek, the US healthcare system is ranked as the worst among high income nations. This seems shocking. Can you share with us 35 reasons why you think the US is ranked so poorly?

You are a healthcare insider. Can you share 5 changes that need to be made to improve the overall US healthcare system? Please share a story or example for each.

Thank you! Its great to suggest changes, but what specific steps would need to be taken to implement your ideas? What can individuals, corporations, communities and leaders do to help?

Everybody can implement these steps in their lives as of today! If you are interested in learning more, you can read Blue Zones by Dan Buettner or go to my websitesergeyyoung.comwhere I put out information on longevity (absolutely for free) as part of my mission to extend lifespans of one billion people. And if you are reading this that includes you!

What are your favorite books, podcasts, or resources that inspire you to be a better healthcare leader? Can you explain why you like them?

Here are my three favorite books:

Another great resource is Abundance 360 by my friend and XPRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis. It offers some great guidance on understanding how to navigate exponential technology and use it to achieve Moonshots.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

Follow me onLinkedin(Sergey Young), Facebook and Twitter (@sergeyyoung200)

Thank you so much for these insights! This was so inspiring!

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BNP Paribas and 3stepIT commence tech leasing joint venture – Finextra

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3stepIT announce that their joint venture "BNP Paribas 3 Step IT" started trading in October.

This new entity offers a complete and more sustainable way to manage technology lifecycles. It delivers a service based on circular economy principles; a service that anticipates the needs of companies looking for more flexible and sustainable "product as a service"2 financing solutions.

BNP Paribas 3 Step IT combines the strengths, expertise and geographical cover of the European leasing leader, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, and the Finnish specialist in IT life cycle management (management, refurbishment in own logistics centres and re-marketing), 3stepIT, to take the latters successful approach out of its Nordic stronghold and deliver it across Europe.

BNP Paribas 3 Step IT provides a complete service to companies to help them manage technology investments (mainly smartphones, tablets, PCs and laptops). The service adds value at all points in the lifecycle. It helps: Analyse their needs to develop a lifecycle planProvide the funding to select and acquire the planned equipmentMonitor and manage equipment in use: where it is, who pays, how much it costs, when to replace it, as well as automating many routine IT administration tasksReturn equipment at the end of the contract, for secure data destruction followed by refurbishing for resale, when the value recovered helps reduce rental costs

In practice, this approach helps clients improve their IT service level, with up to date equipment; and provide IT devices at a lower overall cost. It also helps run IT in a more sustainable way, because the devices are refurbished, rather than dumped.

We refurbish 97% of returned devices for re-use, with less than 3% being recycled. Our focus on sustainability also confers sustainability on our clients own use of IT. Extending the life of equipment displaces the manufacture of new product and spreads the manufacturing carbon footprint across two users. Including manufacture, transport and power costs in the calculation, this reduces the carbon footprint by 36%. Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream on the planet, and the source of 70% of landfill toxic waste. Re-use reduces clients e-waste contribution by around 48%.

Sustainability is a growing factor in IT planning. While 15% of organisations say it is a consideration today, a further 67% say they intend to integrate sustainability into their IT plans within the next two years3. A circular economy lifecycle approach, that delivers product life extension for over 97% of returned devices, will interest these organisations.

"Since we announced this joint venture, many international companies have wanted to learn more. The lifecycle management service meets their business needs, and aligns with their values in terms of responsibility. Becoming more sustainable is increasingly a competitive differentiator, and a consideration for clients, partners and investors. As well as serving clients broader needs, this alliance is in perfect sync with the BNP Paribas Group strategy to support circular economy initiatives," said Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

"We are delighted to take our solution across Europe. BNP Paribas 3 Step IT will offer a more sustainable approach to using technology, on a large international scale - a breakthrough for a circular economy business model, and a response to our customers demands for a global service, said Carmen Ene, CEO of 3stepIT.

1. European countries covered by the alliance:Joint venture: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.Commercial partnership: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden.

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ChitChat | It’s a little wild in Texas | Lifestyles – Kilgore News Herald

There is a reason the Liberty City community was once known as Hog Eye Country, and as of late the name has been revived as the area once again is being inundated with wild hogs.

Bo Camp (whose great grandparents, Della and Ben Chapman, settled in the area in the mid-1800s) said, There are actually several stories pertaining to the name. One had to do with a man whose neighbor let his hogs get into his pasture. He supposedly caught the pigs and sewed their eyes shut to prevent them from coming back in. But, I doubt that seriously happened even though my great grandparents actually had a post office in their home at one time called the Hog Eye Post Office.

My grandparents then bought 200 acres at the hub of the area where the four-way stop sign is now, and my mother was born in a house on one of those corners. They used to kill hogs and hang them in the smokehouse. The hogs that were not needed for butchering would be turned loose along the Sabine River banks to feed off the acorns and other stuff and then rounded back up again in the fall to kill for enough meat to get through the winter months.

Of the 4 to 5 million feral hogs in the United States, an estimated 2.6 million call Texas home. Feral hogs can be found in 99% of Texas counties and cause an estimated $52 million in damages to Texas agricultural enterprises each year, according to the Texas A&M Agricultural Life Extension.

Pat Sheets, who lives near the Sabine River, said, Something has got to be done. The wild hogs have destroyed my pretty green pasture, the dam across my pond and are now in my front yard. The holes are terrible almost two feet deep but long where they have rooted. If anyone needed something buried, I could easily do so.

Pat, age 81, is gaining the reputation of being the next Wyatt Earp having shot a hog recently near her deer feeder. She said, They are mean and they are dangerous. I had a wild boar chase my dog almost right up to me, and I shot at the ground to keep from accidentally hitting my dog. The hog turned after I shot, otherwise it would have gotten me. I was okay while it was happening, but the minute I sat down on my porch I started shaking.

One of her neighbors caught a photo of a 400 lb. hog on his camera last week and another neighbor, David Bardwell, has shot three of the hogs in his pasture within the last two weeks, according to Pat.

She readily admits, I am getting too old to stay up late at night when they come up. I need to be able to do things during the daytime. I did have a young boy shoot one off my back porch and that was around midnight.

I have dragged the holes with my front-end loader of the tractor attempting to fix it. When you drive over them it is like driving over a rub board.

Deer season will start soon and Pat plans on calling in professional hunters two weeks into the season to have enough time for her own deer hunting.

Eddy Holley, who has pastureland near Hwy. 31 East, said, You should see my pastures. They have rooted all the way across my land and have now crossed over the highway. Wild hogs are smart. They will come out late in the evening and go to the same place for two to three nights in a row then they will move. A lot of people think you can trap them, but that is not easy. Billy Higginbotham, who retired from the Texas A & M Research & Extension Center stressed through his seminars that you have to put bait in the traps first to get the feral used to going into the pen. Then set the trap.

I dont have much luck with the traps, I have better luck with Stay Tuf fence. I have learned it is easier to fence them out than to try to get rid of them after they have destroyed it. By the way, in Texas, it is legal to shoot a hog because of the amount of damage they do.

According to Eddy, owner of Kilgore Feed Company, I personally believe the corn deer hunters put out is a drawing card for the animals. They were not used to food being readily available, having to root for grub and other stuff before. If you stop and think about it, one sow can have a litter of 10 or more pigs each time. That is at least 30 pigs per year from one sow, so you can easily see why we are having such a problem.

Damage to vehicles from the hogs is enormous, according to Gerad Waits, manager of Patterson Body Shop in Kilgore: So far, we have seen 13 vehicles that have hit hogs, he said. Drivers dont know what they hit a lot of times, but we can tell by the hair left on the vehicle. We have also repaired vehicles damaged by 41 deer, one cow, 18 raccoons and, the last couple of weeks, four coyotes. And we havent made it to the end of the year yet.

Nonetheless, the hogs have become a serious problem. As for me, I think I will stick with Pat Deadshot Sheets.

MOTHER NATURE helped make the Soup & Pie Luncheon at St. Lukes United Methodist Church a big success again this year. That cold front arrived just in time according to that bunch.

DONT forget to turn your clocks back one hour this Saturday evening or at 2 a.m. Sunday morning officially if you care to stay up that late. We will gain that extra hour of sleep, but for the most of us driving home in the dark.

MAY HIS LOVE AND LAUGHTER fill your hearts and your homes throughout the week. In the meantime, we may be reached at chitchatlinda@aol.com or 903-984-2593.

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