Wednesday October 18th, 2017 01:49 FDA News & Notes – Week of June 20, 2011

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Science, public health, and regulatory highlights from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Information in this document is designed for credentialed journalists. Release dates and times for items are current as of June 20, 2011.

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    Tuesday October 17th, 2017 13:47 New journal on disruptive science and technology launching in 2012

    ( Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News ) Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publishers announces the launch of Disruptive Science and Technology, a highly innovative, bimonthly peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish game-changing research that has the potential to significantly improve human health, well-being, and productivity. The journal will present new and innovative results, essential …

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      Tuesday October 17th, 2017 01:46 Science Teachers Experience Zero Gravity

      Thirty educators from California and Nevada got to escape the weight of the classroom and experience zero gravity. They participated in a Northrup Grumman Foundation program aimed at inspiring students in science in math.

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        Monday October 16th, 2017 13:45 How to stop the flood of election junk mail?

        reduce-junk-mail-political-partiesAnywhere on Earth, whether it is a Federal, Presidential, State or Local Council election, your mailbox will groan under the weight of materials aimed at getting your vote. It may be the digital age, but it seems that a piece of paper in your letterbox is still considered the most efficient way of getting a message across.

        While an informed electorate is essential to the democratic process, there appears to be huge over-sending of junk mail for political purposes – and no clear way on how to fix this. What’s worse, the content of most of the political flyers is simply mudslinging about their opponents with no intellectual substance. Is anyone else reminded of children in the playground?

        How can you help stop this unnecessary waste of resources? Imagine the strain on our environment and the large volume of greenhouse gases generated from all the trees cut down, printing, electricity and transport of the materials. Grab a cup of tea or your water bottle and let’s get down to it.

        We know in Australia that material that is deemed to be political, educational, religious and charitable is exempt from “No Junk Mail” signed letterboxes according to standards developed by the Australian Catalogue Association. So there is no way to stop it being posted in your postbox along with the other junk mail catalogues enticing you to buy all sorts of things you don’t really need. It is probably the same in other countries.

        Step 1. Incorrectly addressed political mail
        A lot of of your mail may be addressed to past occupants of the house. You need to “return this to sender” with the note “no longer at this address”.

        Step 2. Contact each political party or politician that is mailing you
        There is no central database so you will need to call the office of each individual sender and ask to be removed from their mailing list. Remember to be nice! You catch more bees with honey than vinegar.

        Step 3. National Standard to stop political junk mail
        Write a letter to the Electoral Commission asking them to implement a National Standard to curb the number of pieces each political party is allowed to put in each household’s letterbox.

        Step 4. Polling day
        Don’t forget to recycle any materials you are given on the day – often the Greens Party has a box at the booths for such materials on polling day!

        Written by Tracey Bailey, Director of Biome Eco Stores in Brisbane, specialists in water bottles and eco friendly, reusable choices for your home, body and lifestyle.


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          Monday October 16th, 2017 01:38 Houses for Sale Townsville

          The development of real estate has led to the rapid expansion of some towns in addition to providing social security to home owners. Any person with a burning desire to own real estate, whether for commercial or residential purposes should think of doing so in Townsville. It is a port city that offers beautiful scenery and attracts a big number of potential investors. Real estate Townville has undergone major changes to an extent that special firms have set up base to help the ever increasing number of interested home buyers. It is a town that provides a comfortable living atmosphere because of several factors.

          Conducive Locality
          Townsville is located at a strategic zone, thus enabling real estate owners to have a quick access to transport services. Being a port city, residents have a covetable opportunity to travel by sea to distant places along the sea within Australia. The presence of a major road network facilitates easy movement of both people and goods. The roads are well tarmacked, which means vehicles are guaranteed a long life span. A good number real of houses are constructed along the river banks that transverse the city. This means that the rivers could also offer alternate means of transport to the residents. Most of the magnificent estates are located near the parks away from the busy streets, thus providing dwellers with utmost peace and a chance to enjoy the natural fauna and flora.

          Some estates are built along the coastal beaches thus providing a spectacular view from the balconies of the houses. The cool breeze emanating from the sea makes living in Townsville a memorable experience.

          Availability of Home Loans
          The ownership of real estate Townsville is not a preserve of the economically stable individuals. This is attributed to the entrance of firms that purchase real estate on behalf of individuals. The individuals will then repay the total amount accruing through affordable installments at very attractive interest rates. This mechanism has enabled a big number of residents to live a great life in modern housing units. Apart from housing units, there are numerous rental properties evenly spread throughout the City. This means that even those who are not permanent residents can still enjoy a great life in Townsville. Very friendly agents will facilitate the entire process on behalf of the potential tenant.They are available at pocket friendly rates and there is no reason as to why people should not give them a thought. For houses for sale Townsville, visit Ian Clarke Real Estate.

          Modern Designs
          Investors in real estate in Townsville have incorporated modern housing designs and this has added to their fabulous look. They have all the latest security appliances installed. This includes closed circuit television that monitors the movements of intruders. Burglar proof alarm systems have been seconded to all the strategic places. Some homes have electric fences in addition to digitalized gates that do not necessitate the need of a home guard. These features ensure the dwellers live comfortably without much worry. Individual gated housing units are available at special localities whereas those who prefer living as a community can still find modern flats that can accommodate several tenants.

          Some houses have state of the art swimming pools as well as a complete gym facility to ensure that owners retain their physical agility all the time.

          Availability of Adequate Social Amenities
          Townsville being a commercial city, it presents numerous and adequate social amenities to its residents. For instance, the presence of major banks in the town ensure the residents have unlimited access to their finances. This has also led to the establishment of improved health facilities thus subjecting residents to great life. The people in Townsville also have an opportunity to sample some of the best sea delicacies due the presence of a major water body nearby.

          The water body offers an appropriate environment to undertake sporting activities such as water skating, boat riding and sand bathing in the summer weather.

          Maximum Safety
          Due the revenue generated by the development of real estate Townsville, the local authorities have put in place proper security measures in place by providing metropolitan police. They carry out regular patrols around the estates thus assuring dwellers of a great life free from security threats. The roads to the estates are also well lit at night courtesy of the local authorities’ security policy.

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          Sunday October 15th, 2017 13:36 New Personal Property Securities Act – Is your business affected?

          Legislation labelled the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) came into being in Australia on 30 January 2012, and will have an impact on many Australian businesses.

          The difficulty in easily explaining this area of law and the many types of securities that are affected, mean many Australian businesses are unaware of the potential impact of the legislation. In particular, businesses that have for many years employed a tried and tested way of securing interests in specific personal property may find their system no longer provides proper protection of their interests.

          In the past your business might have relied on what were variously called romalpa clauses or Retention of Title Clauses. If that’s the case you are certainly likely to be impacted by the new Act, and must ensure you understand how the new Personal Property Securities Register works, so as to protect your interests.

          Businesses that may be affected include those:

          – Involved in selling goods on credit and who have previously relied on “Retention of Title” clauses
          – Financiers who are seeking clarification of the true assets, security and debt position of a client
          – Businesses that lease plant and equipment, vehicles or virtually any other assets
          – Companies that provide goods on consignment
          – Business owners who are wishing to refinance and need to provide certainty of title in assets

          Why do we need it?
          While many businesses and advisors were accustomed to the system as it was, it became obvious that the previous mix of inconsistent and old-fashioned state-by-state securities arrangements combined with the Corporations Act rules for companies and other Federal rules were inefficient and would work much more effectively for all parties if they were brought under a single unified approach. The result is a detailed, and hopefully all-encompassing, code which draws on the systems that exist in countries such as New Zealand and Canada.

          PPSA and its operational Register will cover both companies and individuals. It is based on the idea that it is in the best interests for anyone dealing with a company or an individual, who may extend credit to that company or individual, to be able to gain an accurate picture of whether apparent assets are in fact owned by that company or individual or just have a registered interest over them.

          What should I do?
          There are a wide variety of legal and non-legal items available on the internet which will help you gain a clearer picture of whether your business is likely to be affected by the new arrangements. Businesses located in North Queensland, particularly Mackay, should gain advice from a trusted local legal advisor who has experience in business and commercial property matters.

          This article is not legal advice and must not be relied on relation to any specific legal situation you may have. You should ALWAYS seek the advice of a qualified lawyer before taking any action in relation to your personal or business legal situation.

          Looking for mackay solicitors, lawyers mackay or solicitors mackay ? Need advice about PPSA? Kelly Legal has built a formidable and experienced team of Mackay and Brisbane based lawyers who now offer a range of legal services throughout Queensland in all areas of law.


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            Sunday October 15th, 2017 13:36 Quirkles KOLR 10 Kitchen Chemistry Kal Science Experiment

            WEBSITE: www.teachertube.com Kitchen Chemistry Kal who is one of The Quirkles KOLR 10 and Terri Johnson talk about fun science experiments that can be done in the kitchen with food. They demonstrate this through some fun experiments involving food coloring milk and the unbreakable egg br br / The Quirkles books a hrefhttp//www.quirkles.com target_blankhttp//www.quirkles.com/a are an educational series that offer a fresh new way to integrate literacy and science at school or at home. Each book is full of vocabulary builders character education lessons and two related science experiments that allow for hands on activities helping to reinforce the topics that were just read. The series was created by teachers and each story teaches/reinforces the phonetic sounds that serve as the building blocks for reading while also making scienceearth physical and lifefun to learn.

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              Sunday October 15th, 2017 01:34 Concrete Cutting and Core Drilling Brisbane

              DIY vs Hiring a Concrete Cutting Service – including a Step by Step Guide

              There is a vast variety of concrete saws and equipment that can be hired to do that pesky DIY project that you have always wanted to get done. But when should you hire a professional and when should you just give it a crack? To do your concrete cutting or core drilling job properly and on budget you will need: the right equipment, the right type – wet or dry, the right protection for yourself and the environment, the right skills and the right value for money. There is lots to consider, but if you read on and follow this step by step guide we can explore this in a little more detail.

              Step 1.Choose the right equipment: For gener slab cutting Brisbane you will need a Floor Saw or Kwik Cut Saw (Hand Saw). This process is used when reasonably level and flat surfaces have to be cut and includes cutting through reinforced concrete, precast concrete, and other structural materials.

              These surfaces include floors, roofs, bridge decks and suspended slabs. The surfaces are usually cut to provide expansion joints, to make openings for ducts, elevators, stairwells, machine pads, trenching and for demolition purposes.

              For wall sawing Brisbane you will need a Kwik Cut Saw (Hand Saw) or Ring Saw. This process is used for the cutting of openings in vertical surfaces and surfaces with slopes so great that floor saws cannot be used.

              These surfaces are usually cut to provide for doors, windows, vaults, silos, chests, foundations, ducts or large diameter pipes, or to remove part or all of existing walls. For core drilling Brisbane through a floor or wall you will need a core drill. Core drills can usually drill holes from 25mm dia – 660mm dia. This process is used for the drilling of circular holes in reinforced concrete, precast concrete, asphalt, brick, cinderblock and other structural materials. Usually the holes are made for electrical, plumbing, heating, sewer and sprinkler installations. Other applications include holes to anchor bolts or lifting rods, to place explosive charges, to install load carrying devices, or for analysis of the structure of the rock.

              Step 2. Wet or Dry cutting? I don’t mean to scare you here, but cutting concrete can be very messy. You can probably figure out that the dry cutting means cutting without water and should be less messy… hmm not so sure. Cutting without water means dust and lots of it. Very messy, minute particles of concrete will billow into a thick cloud of grey concrete dust or red brick dust and coat everything nearby you own. Personally I prefer the wet cutting machines. Even though the mess is wet grey or red slurry, it is much easier to clean up all the mess with a wetvac (wet and dry vacuum cleaner) and a wipe over with a damp cloth. Dust on the other hand can get absolutely everywhere.

              Step 3. Protect yourself and the environment. Basic safety equipment you will need include goggles, ear plugs, safety boots/steel capped gumboots and gloves. If you have chosen a dry cutting machine you will also need to work with a dust mask on to protect your lungs, and sun protection and long sleeves if you are working outside.

              Cutting concrete can be very noisy so be mindful of neighbors and nearby businesses in case of noise pollution and air pollution. Think about what is below you if you are cutting on a floor higher than ground floor. Sadly I have heard of some terrible injuries because of falling cores and no safety barriers. Protect the environment with plastic sheeting, extraction fans and a wet/dry vacuum cleaner. In many countries, letting waste such as concrete slurry go down the drain is against the law and you will be fined.

              Step 4. Check if you have the right skills. There are many dangers associated with concrete cutting equipment. Even though this equipment can be readily hired, this equipment should only be operated by experienced personnel. You won’t need to google ‘saw injuries’ to imagine the dangers of operating such powerful equipment without the right know how and strength.

              Step 5. Check out the cost. Believe it or not the cost to hire a skilled professional who has all the equipment needed and can get the job done with minimal fuss, is often not much more than hiring the equipment yourself. Aside from the safety risk, mistakes in concrete are expensive if you get it wrong. Before you go ahead with the hire, at least get an idea of price from a professional by obtaining a quote.

              For example you may be surprised to know that at elliottandfyfe.com.au you can hire a Brisbane concrete cutting operator to do a basic job for about $150.00. That’s hardly more than the cost of hiring the concrete cutting equipment, and comes with a skilled operator to do the hard work. Might just be worth the call?

              Shaun McCabe Elliott and Fyfe Concrete Cutting Service – Brisbane. For an obligation free quote on any job call 07 3806 9100 or 0411 554 737.

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              Saturday October 14th, 2017 13:30 Ben Bova: Mining asteroids? Old news to science-fiction writers

              How many times have you seen a news story about some new discovery or invention that starts with the words, “It may seem like science fiction…”?

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                Saturday October 14th, 2017 01:29 UK 'faces science skill shortage'

                Universities are failing to produce enough science graduates with the skills needed for economic growth, a House of Lords committee report finds.

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