Aldermaston, UK, 21 September 2020 – GB Labs, the leader in intelligent storage solutions, has provided its FastNAS storage system to Fancy Film, Los Angeles, enabling the facility to complete colour correction and other finishing services on a major new documentary TV series.Tony Shek, Fancy Film CTO, said, “We were rapidly getting into 4K finishing and HDR Dolby Vision, which meant that we had to start looking for shared storage that was fast enough to run in real-time but was also cost effective. We researched a lot of companies, but in terms of cost effectiveness, the quotes we received were anything but.”Fancy Film Online Editor Jacob Fisher added, “When high volumes of ultra-high resolution content starts pouring in, you need the ability to work on that content from multiple workstations at speed, which at the time was a capability we didn’t have.”Rave reviews during NAB 2019 from existing GB Labs storage users convinced Shek that he may have located a solution. A subsequent referral from a user to GB Labs’ West Coast representative and installer, New Media Hollywood, meant that Fancy Film had found what it needed in FastNAS.FastNAS shared storage combines the benefits of hard disk and solid state drives in a single device and has become the high performance storage system of choice worldwide, all at a highly affordable price point.Shek said, “We took on a high-profile job, and even though we knew ahead of time that the majority of the footage was going to arrive in ultra-high resolution, it was a relief to discover soon into our trial with FastNAS – during which we pushed it to its limits for a solid week – that we didn’t have to worry. It just worked. The FastNAS system didn’t even break a sweat. All we had to do then was focus on the creative, and the results are marvellous.”Adi Antariksa, GB Labs Chief Business Officer for the Americas said, “It’s deeply gratifying to have our storage systems deliver on what they promise, and then some, especially when it comes to household brand projects like this. We look forward to continuing to support Fancy Film in current and future projects as we get almost as much satisfaction from their success as they do.”
First DCA has an openingThe First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for a vacancy on the First DCA brought about by the resignation of Judge Paul M. Hawkes.Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding 10 years, registered voters, and residents of the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the time of assuming office.Applications can be downloaded from The Florida Bar at www.floridabar.org. An original and three copies of the completed application and attachments must be delivered to Michael J. Glazer, JNC Chair, c/o Ausley & McMullen, 123 S. Calhoun Street, P.O. Box 391 (32302), Tallahassee 32301, no later than noon EDT on December 15. It is requested, but not required, that an additional copy of the application and attachments be provided in an electronic format on either CD or flash drive. This e-copy is not in lieu of paper copies. First DCA has an opening December 1, 2011 Regular News
What happens in the moments just before death is widely believed to be a slowdown of the body’s systems as the heart stops beating and blood flow ends.But a new laboratory study by the University of Michigan Medical School reveals a storm of brain activity that erupts as the heart deteriorates and plays a surprising destabilizing role in heart function.This near-death brain signaling may be targeted to help cardiac arrest patients survive. Most of the more than 400,000 Americans who experience cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public die without immediate help. Email Pinterest Share LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter “Despite the loss of consciousness and absence of signs of life, internally the brain exhibits sustained, organized activity and increased communication with the heart, which one may guess is an effort to save the heart,” says senior study author Jimo Borjigin, Ph.D., associate professor of neurology and associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology.However the brain signaling at near-death may, in fact, accelerate cardiac demise, according to the study published in this week’s PNAS Early Edition.Researchers with backgrounds in engineering, neuroscience, physiology, cardiology, chemistry, and pharmacology looked at the mechanism by which the heart of a healthy person ceases to function within just a few minutes without oxygen.While the animal study examined asphyxia-induced cardiac arrest, sudden cardiac death can also follow fatal cardiac arrhythmias, ischemic stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain hemorrhage and epilepsy.For the study, performed in rats, researchers simultaneously examined the heart and brain during experimental asphyxiation and documented an immediate release of more than a dozen neurochemicals, along with an activation of brain-heart connectivity.Following a steep fall of the heart rate, brain signals strongly synchronized with the heart rhythm, as visualized beat-by-beat using a new technology developed in the Borjigin laboratory called electrocardiomatrix.According to the study, blocking the brain’s outflow significantly delayed ventricular fibrillation, in which the lower chambers of the heart quiver and the heart cannot pump any blood. It’s the most serious cardiac rhythm disturbance.“The study suggests that a pharmacological blockade of the brain’s electrical connections to the heart during cardiac arrest may improve the chances of survival in cardiac arrest patients,” Borjigin says.In previous work, Borjigin and her colleagues demonstrated significant organized activation of the brain in animals undergoing cardiac arrest. This new study provides a neurochemical foundation for the surge in brain activity and a brain-heart connectivity that may be targeted to lengthen detectable brain activity.
A hidden camera and correct answers to the question, which was based on the name of a fictitious cartoon character, enabled the researchers to identify who had peeked, despite denials.Further questioning, including about the colour of the answer on the cards, allowed researchers to identify who was a good liar, by lying to both entrapment questions; or a bad liar, by lying about one or none of the entrapment questions.During the experiment, researchers from the Universities of Sheffield and North Florida then measured two elements: verbal and visuo-spatial working memory in the children.Verbal working memory is the number of words a person can remember all at the same time. Visuo-spatial working memory is the number of images a person can remember all at the same time.Results showed that the good liars performed better in the verbal working memory test in both processing and recall, compared to the bad liars.The link between lying and verbal memory is thought to stem from the fact that covering lies involves keeping track of lots of verbal information. As a result, kids who possessed better memories and could keep track of lots of information were able to successfully make and maintain a cover story for their lie.In contrast, there was no difference in visuo-spatial working scores between good and bad liars. The researchers suspect this is because lying usually doesn’t involve keeping track of images, so visuo-spatial information is less important.The results have been published today in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology and are the first time it has been shown that verbal working memory in particular has strong links to lying, not just any working memory.Dr Elena Hoicka, from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Psychology, said: “While parents are usually not too proud when their kids lie, they can at least be pleased to discover that when their children are lying well, it means their children are becoming better at thinking and have good memory skills.“We already know that adults lie in approximately a fifth of their social exchanges lasting 10 or more minutes, so it’s interesting to know why some children are able to tell more porkies than others. We’ll now be looking to move the research forward to discover more about how children first learn to lie.”Dr Tracy Alloway, project lead from the University of North Florida, said: “This research shows that thought processes, specifically verbal working memory, are important to complex social interactions like lying because the children needed to juggle multiple pieces of information while keeping the researcher’s perspective in mind.” Children who benefit from a good memory are much better at covering up lies, researchers from the University of Sheffield have discovered.Experts found a link between verbal memory and covering up lies following a study which investigated the role of working memory in verbal deception amongst children.The study saw six to seven year old children presented with the opportunity to do something they were instructed not to -peek at the final answers on the back of a card during a trivia game. Share Share on Twitter LinkedIn Email Share on Facebook Pinterest
(Barbados Today) A minister has taken to task foreign agencies that blacklist and impose sanctions on Barbados and other Caribbean countries. Minister of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey described the action by unnamed organisations as unconscionable in the House of Assembly. He said: “Every time we adjust the goal post it is moved and somehow we must readjust and it seems that no matter whatever we do enough is not good enough. Mar 10, 2020 Barbados Maritime Affairs Ministry to Co-Host Upcoming… OECD warns COVID-19 could halve global growth –… You may be interested in… Feb 24, 2020 Sep 1, 2020 “We keep making changes to our tax policy to be able to suit them. “The thing about taxes that I recall is that there should be clarity… and Barbados has always had a clear tax policy. Read more at: Barbados Today Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Trinidad removed from “grey list” – CARICOM Business… Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for… Jul 23, 2020 Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for Caribbean Frontline Medical Workers(Caribbean Development Bank, July 23, 2020, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados) – Critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) is on its way to medical workers on the front lines of the Caribbean’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Yesterday, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) took delivery of the majority…July 23, 2020In “Antigua & Barbuda”Barbados Ratifies CONSLE ProtocolBarbados has ratified the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community, and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the…February 19, 2017In “Barbados”CCRIF pays US$5.8 million to Barbados following the passage of Tropical Storm KirkBridgetown, Barbados, October 22, 2018. On Friday October 19th, Barbados Prime Minister Honourable Mia Amor Mottley met with CCRIF CEO Mr. Isaac Anthony, Deputy Chairperson Mrs. Desirée Cherebin and Board member Mrs. Faye Hardy at a short ceremony to mark the payout by CCRIF to the Government of Barbados following the…October 22, 2018In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp
MIDLAND, Mich. — Applications are now being accepted for the incoming class of Northwood University’s Aftermarket Executive MBA program, the world’s only MBA degree opportunity tailored specifically to the interests of professionals within the global automotive and commercial-vehicle aftermarket industries.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Led by faculty of the University’s acclaimed DeVos Graduate School of Management, the program enrolled its first class – comprising a diverse group of manufacturing and distribution professionals – earlier this year. “By any measure, our Aftermarket MBA program has been a significant success – both for the industry and the University,” said Dr. Timothy Nash, vice president of strategic and corporate alliances for Northwood University. “But the best measure is feedback from current participants, who tell us they are energized and challenged by their studies and the opportunity to work with their peers.” The incoming class will begin study Jan. 31, 2010, during the first of five week-long classroom sessions on the Northwood University campus in Midland, Mich. The highly manageable 30-month program blends these on-campus sessions with directed, Web-based instruction to accommodate the career and personal demands of participants. “My first year in the program has been extremely rewarding,” said Rick Guirlinger, vice president for General Parts International Inc./CARQUEST Auto Parts. “The faculty is outstanding and the online and face-to-face interaction with other class members has expanded my view to entirely new ways of approaching competitive challenges. The flexible format has allowed me to stay on top of my studies while fulfilling my responsibilities at work and home.”Advertisement A key element of the Aftermarket Executive MBA program is a “capstone” project that must demonstrate a minimum business EBIT benefit of $75,000. Similar student projects have resulted in an average of more than $450,000 in cost savings or revenue increases to participants’ organizations, representing a more than tenfold payback of the program cost. For more information regarding admissions, program content and requirements, visit the DeVos Web site at www.northwood.edu/graduate or call (800) MBA-9000.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visiting Monday with soldiers at the Fort Bliss Army Post in El Paso, Texas. Courtesy/NMS SANTA FE ― Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham met Monday with New Mexico National Guard soldiers at the Fort Bliss Army post in El Paso, Texas, ahead of their deployment to Djibouti to conduct security operations with the Navy, Air Force and other multinational forces. “I want to also highlight the sacrifice of our military families, the spouses and children and loved ones who support these brave soldiers in their time away from home. We must always remember what these families have offered up for all of us, and we must always endeavor to recognize their service, as well. This state will step up and support them however we can, whenever we can. Lt. Gov. Howie Morales and state National Guard leadership participated in a pair of Yellow Ribbon ceremonies in October – one in Rio Rancho, another in Las Cruces – where officials thanked the departing soldiers, their families and friends and employers for their service and sacrifice and assured them of the state’s support for their needs during and after this deployment. Almost 400 soldiers of the New Mexico National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry, have been stationed at Fort Bliss in recent weeks, finalizing their training and preparation before they leave for Africa, where they will support Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa in protecting key shipping lanes. “The sacrifice and integrity of our National Guard soldiers should make every New Mexican proud,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “From the very bottom of my heart, I commend and thank them for their willingness to serve, their capacity for strength and their commitment to doing the work for all of us back home. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visiting Monday with New Mexico National Guard soldiers at the Fort Bliss Army Post in El Paso, Texas ahead of their deployment to Africa. Courtesy/NMS “It’s also important to thank the New Mexico employers and co-workers of our soldiers, who are making their own kind of sacrifice. Service touches so many people, and on behalf of this state, I express my deep gratitude to all of them.” STATE News: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham meets Monday with New Mexico National Guard soldiers and officials at the Fort Bliss Army Post in El Paso, Texas ahead of their deployment to Africa. Courtesy/NMS
AMSTERDAM – Shareholders of Akzo Nobel N.V. held an Extraordinary General Meeting in Amsterdam this week, and appointed new CFO Maëlys Castella as a member of the board of management. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. “Maëlys is a high-caliber professional with a wealth of experience in finance who brings key skills and capabilities to our company,” said Antony Burgmans, chairman of AkzoNobel’s Supervisory Board. A French national, Maëlys previously worked at Air Liquide for 14 years, most recently as group deputy CFO. Her previous posts there include Europe CFO and group corporate finance and treasury director. She started her career at the international ELF Oil & Gas Group. Maëlys is based at AkzoNobel’s head office in Amsterdam.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. Maëlys is already a member of the company’s executive committee, having been appointed chief financial officer on Sept. 15. She succeeded Keith Nichols, who left the company in June this year. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.
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Jumbo was awarded the contract for the transportation and installation of wind turbine structures earlier in 2020, as HLPFI reported here. To equip Jumbo Javelin for the installation scope, several modifications and upgrades were required. To manage this, Jumbo assembled a team of in-house offshore professionals and contracted several suppliers and subcontractors that would travel to Singapore to perform the mobilisation. However, Covid-19 travel restrictions prevented Jumbo from deploying its Netherlands-based offshore team to Singapore to prepare for Jumbo Javelin’s mobilisation. As a result, the heavy lift shipping company approached Solis Marine, which was granted a general expedition the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), to provide ground assistance. As the company was able to continue operations in the country during the pandemic, Solis Marine provided a technical superintendent/project manager and port captain/mobilisation supervisor, who worked closely with an electrical engineer that was locally contracted by Jumbo. The mobilisation scope included the positioning and installation of transition piece grillages; installation of offshore accommodation, lifeboats, life-rafts and fast rescue craft; and the re-certification of Jumbo’s modular fly jib. Solis Marine also assisted Jumbo with the on-hire and mobilisation of an Anchor Handling Towage Supply (AHTS) vessel, which will support Jumbo Javelin on the project. Captain Sjoerd Blomsma, manager of the project on behalf of Solis Marine, said: “We explored and applied alternative solutions where required, meaning that time lost on the project due to Covid-19 factors has been kept to a minimum.” www.solis-marine.com www.jumbomaritime.nl