IMA Food Equipment

first_imgIMA Food Equipment (St Albans, Hertfordshire) represents Kalmeijer of Holland which manufactures the KTM pie and tart machines.The KTM is a development of the KGM biscuit and cookie machine, which has been around for many years.The KTM is suited for small to medium-sized production units and has compact dimensions of 2m x 0.6m when operating.The manufacturer claims that it can produce up to 250kg of pies, cookies, biscuits or gingerbread men per hour. The KGM is used in the UK and Europe for cookie production and, particularly at this time of year, for gingerbread men.There is a choice of over 50 standard roller designs and shapes or it is possible to have your own choice of design.last_img read more

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Special cells can “taste,” then help fight parasites in the gut

first_imgWhat spurs the human immune system into action when there’s a parasitic infection in the gut? A new study finds that special cells called tuft cells play a big role—by “tasting” the presence of intestinal parasites and setting the immune system into motion against them.The finding, outlined in a paper published February 2, 2016 in Science, is important, said senior author Wendy Garrett, Melvin J. and Geraldine L. Glimcher Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Knowing more about the interplay between tuft cells and the immune system could help scientists develop new ways to treat parasitic diseases such as giardiasis, roundworm, and hookworm, which afflict millions around the world— particularly children—and cause debilitating symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and pain, and contribute to weight loss and malnutrition.Scientists have known about tuft cells, which have stiff bristles and stick out from the intestinal wall in clumps, since the mid-1950s. But until recently their function has been unclear.Garrett’s study was one of three recent studies to shed new light on tuft cells. “It’s pretty cool that three groups uncovered different information about these cells at the same time, just by chance,” she said. “We all found that tuft cells play an important role in the immune system.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Governor Douglas to lead NGA in discussing health care, economy

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas, chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), will lead the nation’s governors at their annual winter meeting in Washington this weekend.  At the meeting, governors will address critical issues, including health care reform and the economy.  They will also meet with President Obama, members of his Administration, business leaders and other experts for discussions on a host of issues and challenges facing states.“It is a great honor and responsibility to chair the National Governors Association,” said Governor Douglas.  “This is a critical time as our nation and the states are facing enormous fiscal and economic challenges.  This weekend is an opportunity for governors to meet with one another, the President and his Administration and others from the public and private sector to discuss ways to get our economy back on track, create jobs and address pressing challenges, like health care.”Governor Douglas has focused his chairmanship of the NGA on health care and Saturday’s opening plenary session will offer an overview of his initiative, Rx for Health Reform: Affordable, Accessible, Accountable.  During the session, governors will discuss transforming health care delivery with guests Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and Dr. Jack Cochran, executive director of The Permanente Federation. On Sunday, the focus of the plenary session will be health care and the economy, with financial journalist Maria Bartiromo, anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” moderating the discussion.“While the path forward for health reform in Washington is unclear, reform is happening in the state,” the Governor remarked.  “I am proud of the steps we have taken in Vermont.  My chairman’s initiative focuses on helping governors lead the way in improving the quality of our system, providing more insurance coverage and addressing key cost drivers to ensure we have a system that is affordable, accessible and accountable.”As NGA chairman, Governor Douglas has invited Canadian Premiers for a special session on Saturday, “Common Border, Common Ground,” which will focus on common challenges, innovative policy solutions and issues related to trade, border security, energy and the environment.  “Having the Premiers and the Governors meet is a tremendous opportunity to advance our shared interests,” the Governor remarked.  The governors will spend time with Adjutants General from across the country as well.Governor Douglas and his colleagues will also have the opportunity to meet with President Obama.  On Sunday they will attend the White House for a black-tie evening with President and Mrs. Obama.  The following day, the governors will return to the White House for meetings with the President and members of his Cabinet to discuss the issues being debated in Washington and how they will affect the states.“I appreciate President Obama reaching out to the nation’s governors and listening to our concerns,” said the Governor.  “It will take all of us working together at the federal, state and local levels to rebound from this recession.”The meeting will conclude Monday afternoon with a plenary session focused on redesigning states in the post-recession economy.  Mark Zandi, chief economist and co-founder of Moody’sEconomy.com, and Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, will join governors to examine the economic landscape facing the country and states over the next several years.Source: Washington, D.C. – Governor’s office. 2.19.2010 ###SATELLITE COORDINATES – C-BAND ANALOG Saturday, February 20, 20104:00 – 4:30 Easter Time (1600 – 1630)Galaxy 19 CBAND @ 97 Degrees WestTransponder C – 8 AnalogUL Frequency 6085 VerticalDL Frequency 3860 Horizontal (Audio 6.2 & 6.8)Sunday, February 21, 20104:00 – 4:30 Easter Time (1600 – 1630)Galaxy 19 CBAND @ 97 Degrees WestTransponder C – 8 AnalogUL Frequency 6085 VerticalDL Frequency 3860 Horizontal (Audio 6.2 & 6.8)Monday, February 22, 20103:30 – 4:00 Easter Time (1530 – 1600)Galaxy 19 CBAND @ 97 Degrees WestTransponder C – 8 AnalogUL Frequency 6085 VerticalDL Frequency 3860 Horizontal (Audio 6.2 & 6.8)last_img read more

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Lithuania selects where 700 MW offshore wind farm will be built

first_imgThe tender to select the owner and developer of the wind farm is scheduled to be held in 2023, the government said. The draft legislation will then be submitted to the interested institutions for coordination, and to start coordinating the proposed support scheme with the European Commission. Prior to this period, the approved spatial planning and environmental procedures – the special plan, the strategic environmental impact assessment, and the environmental impact assessment – will be performed by the Lithuanian Energy Agency. The Government of Lithuania has settled on the position of the country’s first offshore wind farm, with the capacity of up to 700 MW, in the Baltic Sea. The project is expected to attract around € 1 billion in private investments. Once commissioned, the wind farm is expected to generate up to three TWh of electricity annually, corresponding to one-quarter of the country’s current electricity consumption. The site covers an area of 137.5 square kilometres, with a distance from shore of approximately 29 kilometres, an average water depth of 35 metres, and an average wind speed of approximately 9 m/s. The government also approved the concept of wind power development in the Lithuanian maritime territory prepared by the Ministry of Energy, which proposes changes in the legal regulation taking into account the recommendations of a working group consisting of state institutions and social partners.center_img The government has decided that the wind farm will be built and commissioned by 2030 at the site previously proposed and considered in the draft Government Resolution, which has now been adopted. The government instructed the Ministry of Energy to prepare draft laws regulating the support scheme for offshore wind farms by 1 July. Amendments to law “By employing offshore wind, we will achieve ambitious renewable energy targets and reduce electricity imports from other countries. Our goal is to develop offshore wind in the most efficient and competitive way, and at the same time it will be an opportunity to attract world-class investors to Lithuanian energy,” said Lithuania’s Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas. In addition, taking into account the experience of foreign countries and the fact that the development of networks for the connection of planned power plants in the maritime area may take up to eight years, the government proposed to the transmission system operator to start preparatory work for the connection of offshore wind farms to the grid.last_img read more

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