Businesses insert no-deal Brexit contingencies in supply contracts

first_img British businesses insert Brexit contingencies in supply contracts to prepare for no-deal This would cause World Trade Organisation rules to be applied at the border, these include tariffs on many products. August Graham Read more: Brexit: UK ‘refusing to leave papers with EU negotiators’ Businesses have being forced to tackle the uncertainty of Brexit as, with only weeks to go, there is no clarity on what form Britain’s exit from the bloc will take. The CIPS surveyed 817 chain managers in the UK and EU and found that companies are struggling to prepare for Brexit, still mooted for 31 October. “Where this would be particularly damaging is SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) who are not flush with cash,” Glen said. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will take the country out “do or die” – without a deal if necessary. British firms are set to bear the cost of any tariffs when they buy components from inside the EU when the UK leaves. This could be passed on to consumers with more expensive end products. whatsapp Two thirds of British businesses that import from European suppliers have penned Brexit clauses which would let them renegotiate if tariffs are introduced after the UK leaves the EU. “These potential additional costs are being written into contracts ahead of time,” said John Glen, an economist at the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Share Only 22 per cent of British firms in the survey think they have the right paperwork to trade outside the EU. Tags: Brexit whatsapp Read more: DEBATE: Will David Cameron be remembered for anything other than Brexit? Wednesday 18 September 2019 8:33 amlast_img read more

State medical officer encourages Alaskans to wear homemade masks

first_imgCoronavirus | Health | State GovernmentState medical officer encourages Alaskans to wear homemade masksApril 2, 2020 by Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media, and Rashah McChesney, KTOO Share:Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink speaks during a news conference about COVID-19 on March 25. (Creative Commons photo by Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)Update — Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media, and Rashah McChesney, KTOOAlaska’s chief medical officer is encouraging Alaskans to wear homemade masks when they go out in public, as the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 continues to grow.Dr. Anne Zink said it’s one of several things Alaskans can do to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.“We’re encouraging people — if you’re going to go out in public, if you’re going to go to the grocery store — to consider wearing a tightly-woven homemade mask to be able to minimize the spread, in case you are asymptomatic or early symptomatic,” she said.Zink made the recommendation at a Thursday evening news conference, where Gov. Mike Dunleavy gave an update on the number of confirmed cases in the state.By Thursday, 147 people have tested positive, up from 143 cases a day earlier.The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations increased by four, to a total of 13, “and thank goodness, no additional deaths,” Dunleavy said.Three Alaskans died in March after they were diagnosed with COVID-19 — two in state and one out of state.Both Dunleavy and Zink thanked Alaskans for the efforts they’ve taken so far to try to help slow the spread of the virus, including social distancing. Dunleavy said Alaskans are buying the state time to build up its health care system in preparation for a peak of cases.“What Alaskans are doing right now is literally saving lives, and we just cannot thank you enough,” Zink said. “We’re not far enough into this to let up the gas yet. We really need to hold that curve.”Zink underscored that Alaskans should wear handmade masks and keep medical masks for health care providers. She also said people need to remember to stay at least 6 feet away from others — if not more. She reminded Alaskans to wash their hands often and clean their surfaces.More than 5,500 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Alaska.Original story — Rashah McChesney, KTOOAlaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks about the state’s COVID-19 response from the Atwood Building in Anchorage on March 20, 2020. Also pictured: Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink, and an unidentified sign language interpreter. (Creative Commons photo courtesy Alaska Governor’s Office)Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s latest COVID-19 press conference is scheduled for 5 p.m.The governor, Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink have been holding these briefings almost daily since March 10.During this one, Zink will explain how the state’s new COVID-19 data tools work.In previous briefings, administration officials has shared updates on the number of people in the state with confirmed cases, announced public health mandates and explained the administration’s strategy and rationale.To date, they’ve imposed 12 public health mandates that have reshaped daily life across Alaska to combat the spread of the virus. Those mandates and other Alaska-specific COVID-19 resources and information are available at can watch today’s press conference live on this post, the governor’s Facebook or Livestream pages, or on 360 North television.The headline for this story has been updated.Correction: This story has been corrected to reflect an adjustment in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported by the state of Alaska. There were 147 confirmed cases in Alaska by Thursday, not 151.Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that the state had issued 10 public health mandates as of Thursday. The state had issued 12 mandates by then.Share this story:last_img read more

To keep science honest, study data must be shared

first_img King’s College London is refusing a professor’s request to release data from a controversial study about chronic fatigue syndrome, calling his request “vexatious” and an attempt to embarrass its faculty. Ian Lee/Creative Commons Related: Related: Last week, King’s added another rationale for its refusal: patient confidentiality. In a Dec. 18 press release, noting that it had released data to some independent scientists, it wrote: “The scientists who have already received data have all signed a formal confidentiality agreement, approved by the independent PACE Trial Steering Committee, which required that they respect the confidential nature of the data, and keep them secure, as agreed with trial participants when they consented to take part.”Now, patient confidentiality is critical, and must be upheld. PLOS ONE’s notice on the paper mentioned its importance, too. But if that’s really the crux of the matter, why not just ask Coyne to sign whatever agreement others have signed? (It hasn’t.) As others have pointed out, patients in the trial are among those asking King’s to release the data to Coyne, so it’s a bit puzzling why this is now a concern.Unless, of course, Uncle Scrooge has some skeletons hiding in the closet. By Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus Dec. 23, 2015 Reprints Governments routinely cover up scientific misdeeds. Let’s end that Fraudsters discover an unlikely new set of victims: academics center_img The article, part of what’s known as the PACE trial, was written by King’s researchers along with colleagues from the University of Oxford and Queen Mary University of London. It reported that two particular treatments — known as cognitive behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy — were effective. But many researchers question those conclusions, as David Tuller of the University of California, Berkeley, has reported.Coyne petitioned King’s, which with Queen Mary co-owns rights to the data, for access to the material. After what it calls “careful consideration,” the college decided his request fell under the UK’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and turned him down. “The university considers that there is a lack of value or serious purpose to your request,” Ben Daley, the institution’s information compliance manager, wrote in a Dec. 11 letter to Coyne. “The university also considers that there is improper motive behind the request. The university considers that this request has caused and could further cause harassment and distress to staff.”advertisement Santa, if you’re reading this: James Coyne has a simple request for Christmas.Coyne, professor of health psychology at University Medical Center Groningen, in the Netherlands, would like to see the data from a controversial study about chronic fatigue syndrome that appeared in a 2012 issue of the journal PLOS ONE. King’s College London is refusing, calling his request “vexatious” and an attempt to embarrass its faculty.To be clear, Coyne’s not asking for sex tapes or pictures of lab workers taking bong hits. He’s asking for raw data so that he can evaluate whether what a group of scientists reported in print is in fact what those data show. It’s called replication, and as Richard Smith, former editor of The BMJ (and a member of our board of directors), put it last week, the refusal goes “against basic scientific principles.” But, unfortunately, stubborn researchers and institutions have used legal roadblocks before to prevent scrutiny of science.advertisement The seemingly bureaucratic decision to classify this as a FOIA request was a key move, because the UK’s act has what’s known as a “vexatious” provision that allows institutions to exempt materials when they determine that requests are, well, vexatious.The university attempts a reasonable tone here — but it’s dead wrong. If the information Coyne is seeking is harmful and distressing to the staff of the university — and that’s the university’s claim, not ours — that’s only because the information is in fact harmful and distressing. In other words, revealing that you have nothing to hide is much less embarrassing than revealing that you’re hiding something.Read more: A lot of science isn’t groundbreaking, and that’s a good thingAnd as PLOS ONE noted, its data policy requires that authors “make freely available any materials and information described in their publication that may be reasonably requested by others for the purpose of academic, non-commercial research.” Other than that last commercial exception, institutional imperatives and motivations here are, frankly, irrelevant.We’ve seen FOIA requests decried as vexatious on this side of the pond, too. In February, the Union of Concerned Scientists issued a report in which it said some such requests could be “bullying” and “harassment.” The UCS position — which became a flashpoint in the messy retraction of a blog post — attempts to draw the harassment/justifiable line where requests interfere with researchers’ ability to perform their jobs and freely pursue whatever inquiry they choose. But it’s never really been very clear to us where that line lies. Instead, the now-retracted blog post said it seems like a “campaign to blunt the tools with which the public can investigate claims of scientific malfeasance.”All of this is a troubling development for science, a field that wants the public to believe that transparency is one of its guiding principles. We’d like to believe that, too, but when researchers refuse to share data, and how they came up with it, they lose the right to call what they do science. The ability of other researchers — including competitors — to try to poke holes in an analysis is a bedrock of the scientific method. Tags datareplicationresearch The WatchdogsTo keep science honest, study data must be shared last_img read more

After 40-year odyssey, first drug for aggressive MS wins FDA approval

first_img Log In | Learn More By Ron Winslow March 28, 2017 Reprints Forty years ago, one of Dr. Stephen Hauser’s first patients was a young Harvard Law School graduate and White House aide with a case of multiple sclerosis that raced like a brush fire through her brain. She quickly lost her ability to speak, swallow, and breathe. She got married in a wheelchair in her hospital room, tethered to breathing and feeding tubes and dressed in her wedding gown.“We had nothing to treat her with,” recalled Hauser, now director of the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco. It was such a searing moment for the young doctor, then at the beginning of his neurology training, that he decided to dedicate his career to MS research. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. [email protected] Dr. Stephen Hauser in his office at the University of California, San Francisco. Elizabeth D. Herman for STAT @ronwinslow GET STARTED About the Author Reprints What is it? Health After 40-year odyssey, first drug for aggressive MS wins FDA approval Ron Winslow What’s included? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Tags biotechnologydrug developmentneurologypharmaceuticalspolicylast_img read more

Legal Advice Sought on Fixed Election Date

first_imgRelatedLegal Advice Sought on Fixed Election Date RelatedLegal Advice Sought on Fixed Election Date FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding said the government has sought legal advice on the implementation of a fixed date for the holding of general elections and expects a response from the Attorney General within another three weeks. He was responding to a question raised by Member of Parliament for Central Kingston Mr. Ronald Thwaites in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (June 17). The Member wanted to know when the promise of a fixed date would be fulfilled.Mr. Golding said the information received so far suggests that a fixed date could not be implemented without a referendum on Sections 64/2 and 65/2 of the Jamaican Constitution, as both were deeply entrenched. He said while sections 64/1 and 65/1 could be amended in Parliament, in keeping with a previous UK Privy Council ruling, such an amendment may be considered unconstitutional if it affects other sections that are deeply entrenched.Mr. Golding said the government remained committed to having a fixed election date and would continue discussions with the Opposition on the matter. He said legislation to the effect would be brought to Parliament and the government would seek the support of the Opposition for a two-thirds majority if this was required.Section 64/1 states that the Governor-General may, at any time, by Proclamation published in the Gazette, prorogue or dissolve Parliament, while section 65/1 speaks to the holding of general elections within three months of the dissolution of Parliament.Sections 64/2 states that unless sooner dissolved, Parliament shall continue for five years from the date of its first sitting after any dissolution, after which it shall then stand dissolved. Section 65/2 on the other hand provides for the appointment of Senators by the Governor-General after every general election, in accordance with Section 35 of the Jamaican Constitution. Legal Advice Sought on Fixed Election Date UncategorizedJune 19, 2008center_img RelatedLegal Advice Sought on Fixed Election Date Advertisementslast_img read more

Morrison Government to cut red tape and strengthen Defence procurement

first_imgMorrison Government to cut red tape and strengthen Defence procurement Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has today unveiled new plans to cut red tape with the release of the Terms of Reference for a comprehensive review of Defence procurement.The review into the Australian Standard for Defence Contracting (ASDEFCON) and Defence procurement will seek to strengthen the way Defence does business with defence industry and ensure it has a fit-for-purpose procurement system in place.Minister Price said the review was timely as the Morrison Government continued to roll out $270 billion in Defence capabilities over the next decade.“Working to cut red tape is a key part of our ‘Five Pillars’ strategy to support defence industry through the COVID-19 challenges and beyond,” Minister Price said.“It’s the result of our ongoing dialogue with the sector over many months designed to help them grow their business and deliver strong defence capability.“By reviewing Defence’s suite of contracting templates, its procurement practices and processes, we can deliver a simpler and less burdensome procurement system.“We continue to back our men and women in uniform by delivering the capability they need to keep Australians safe.“We must also ensure we are balancing the needs of our defence industry with those of the Australian Defence Force and that’s what this review will seek to do.”Minister Price said industry and stakeholders would be engaged and consulted as part of the strengthening of defence procurement.“This is an opportunity for defence industry to put forward ideas, solutions and feedback to improve what is a critical system for Defence,” Minister Price said.The goals of the ASDEFCON and Defence Procurement Review are to fully examine Defence industry’s views on how Defence approaches the market at all stages of a procurement.The Terms of Reference for the review and process for consultation can be found here.The review is expected to be finalised by mid-2021, with a summary of the key findings to be released after consideration by the Government. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:army, Australia, Australian, business, covid-19, Defence, defence force, dialogue, Force, Government, industry, market, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, navy, red tape, terms of referencelast_img read more

Tri-Service Reserve Force joins fight against COVID in Greater Manchester

first_imgTri-Service Reserve Force joins fight against COVID in Greater Manchester Our Reserve Forces have been providing a valuable contribution to the various strands of assistance to civil authorities since early last year, but this is the first time a formed force of this size, comprised solely of Reservists has been generated for a bespoke task. Each element is integrated with a Regular Army unit headquarters already supporting delivery of community testing in Greater Manchester.A total of 82 Reserve personnel have been deployed, with the Army component of 29 soldiers drawn from 4th Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, (4 LANCS), The Queen’s Own Yeomanry and 8th Battalion, The Rifles. They will be integrated with C Coy, 1st Battalion The Rifles, which is already on task in Manchester, and will be supporting Oldham Council.The Royal Air Force Reserves has 41 personnel from 611 Squadron integrated with C Squadron, The Royal Lancers in Salford and the Maritime Reserves element, integrated with Waterloo Company, 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland in Trafford, consists of four Royal Naval Reserves and eight Royal Marines Reserves in Trafford.Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:I’m proud that Reservists from all three services, many from Manchester itself, have answered the call to step up and support their local community. These soldiers, sailors and air personnel have joined the largest UK Armed Forces homeland deployment in peacetime and will be working alongside Greater Manchester Combined Authority to test at-risk members of the community.Colonel Russ Miller, OBE, Commander Army Headquarters North West, said:I am delighted to welcome Reserve components from all three Services to join the ongoing military support to Greater Manchester’s Targeted Testing at Scale project. As the military support continues into its second month, the Reserves will play an increasingly important part of the project, both carrying on with the delivery of Asymptomatic Testing, and training each Borough’s follow-on workforce to develop testing capability for the longer-term.Kingsman Michael Bennett, from 4 LANCS, who works for a Top 40 law firm, said:My manager is extremely proud that I’m a Reservist and contributing to this operation. Everyone wants to get back to normal and anything we can do to speed that up. As soon as the call came in, I was ready to start on task the next day.Leading Aircraftman Gemma Terrey, based at RAF Woodvale, is currently studying a Masters in psychological wellbeing and clinical practice in Manchester and intends to apply for a traineeship in the NHS next year.She said:Everyone has been really inspired by the NHS workers over the last year and it would be nice to be a part of that. It’s a great experience as a Reservist to be integrated with the NHS.Marine Ross Cooney, from the Royal Marines Reserve, Merseyside Detachment, who owns a performance and consultancy business, said:I was fortunate last year to be part of the mobilisation to help with this and to be able to do it again has been very rewarding. The great thing about the Reserves is that we are able to manage our time really well and bring our experiences outside of the military. It’s also great working alongside the regulars.Lieutenant Kevin Cabra-Netherton, from HMS Ceres, a travel business owner, who was previously a Warfare Officer in the regular Royal Navy, said:The great thing about the Reserves is that you get people from all walks of life and such broad backgrounds that you have such a broad spectrum of skills and expertise. Any opportunity to work alongside the regular forces is really great for our broader development and it’s good to learn about what the other services are doing. On an operation like this, it doesn’t matter what background you are from, we are all doing the same job and working towards the same goal. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:air force, Ceres, community, Defence, Government, Lancaster, operation, Queen, Ross, Scotland, Secretary, UK, UK Government, Wallace, Waterloo, wellbeing, workforcelast_img read more

Spreading fairy dust in an age of uncertainty

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail By Cay Leytham-Powell • Published: June 8, 2020 Local art project from CU Boulder staff member brings magic to her Boulder neighborhoodFour years ago, long before Linda Park, now the program manager for the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, moved to the state, she first stumbled across a door on the side of a tree in the middle of a forest.It wasn’t a real door, but rather a miniature one with a tiny window, placed there intentionally by a Fairy, Elf and Gnome Carpenter, which is a local Pennsylvania artistic guild where little portals are created and hid for others to find.“It was a fascinating thing to find in the middle of the woods,” commented Park.Even after leaving the park, she found herself thinking about it. And so, Park, who is also a master gardener, decided, why not make her own?“I was compelled. I wanted to do this, not only for myself, but for others. So, that sort of set the fairy garden in motion.”She first began building the little homes in the backyard of her home in New Jersey, away from inquiring eyes, showing them only to those visiting or through photographs on Facebook. When she moved across the country to Boulder and then the pandemic began, though, she thought, why not move it to the front so everyone can enjoy the little bit of magic?The project, now a few months old, has evolved and spread from its original plot, and is already capturing the imagination of the neighborhood, Park says, particularly the children.“It’s a very young family neighborhood. So, I thought this is the perfect thing to do for people,” said Park. “The fairy garden offers a break from the ordinary and gives a touch of surprise as people walk, run, and bike down my street. Many neighborhood children have come to sit on the sidewalk with their parents and create stories while looking at the fairy garden.” Student helps tell stories of Boulder’s ‘Forgotten Neighbors’ Keegan McNamara, a CU Boulder mathematics student, intends to give a voice to Boulder’s homeless Read more I was compelled. I wanted to do this, not only for myself, but for others. So, that sort of set the fairy garden in motion.”The fairy homes featured in the garden range from a mermaid pond made of blue stones to the Eiffel Tower with a tiny Monet painting; a metal campsite to a teepee made of sticks; miniature doors surrounded by mushrooms.And scattered throughout the garden are little gifts bequeathed by the neighborhood children, something that she’s encouraged as she talks with the families who come to visit.“I always want to engage with my audience, and to get on the level of the kids or the parents and just talk to them about how they’re doing and what it means to them.”Recognition for Park’s work goes beyond just her neighbors. The project is now also a recipient of a $600 grant from the City of Boulder as part of their Creative Neighborhoods: COVID-19 Work Projects funding. The Creative Neighborhoods program, offered by the City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture and Create Boulder, is designed to help support financially impacted artists who are working to improve the “social infrastructure” of Boulder. Related Articles Categories:ProfilesTags:Jewish Studies Harry Potter as modern religious text CU Boulder senior’s thesis reflects on what it means to be a spiritual text. Read more The fairy garden is popular with the neighborhood children, who sometimes leave notes behind. Turning the page with Cosetta Seno Truth, metaphor and female perspective in Italian literature Read more The hope for the project, according to the website, is for it to “leverage the talents of artists to unite and revitalize our neighborhoods.”Park, also a nature photographer, plans to use the grant to improve and expand the fairy garden even further, letting it continue to evolve.“I think I’ll expand it and keep changing it up, keep moving the themes around as I find other stuff so that people don’t get bored,” said Park.The garden, like photography, is all about looking at things from a new perspective, Park says. And, as long as people keep coming, she’ll keep spreading a bit of her fairy magic.“I didn’t do it for any reason other than it makes me happy and I thought it would make other people in the neighborhood happy,” said Park. “I thought that here in Boulder, and particularly my Martin Acres neighborhood, that it was the right thing to do because we’re very much a caring and supportive community.”last_img read more

Integro Technologies Named Universal Robots Certified System Integrator

first_imgTwitter Share Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Integro Technologies Named Universal Robots Certified System IntegratorIndustry News ReleasesIntegro Technologies Named Universal Robots Certified System IntegratorBy Press Release – October 14, 2016 29 0 TAGSIntegro TechnologiesUniversal Robots Pinterest AdvertisementSalisbury, NC: Integro Technologies Corp., a leading machine vision integrator in Salisbury, North Carolina, has been named a Certified System Integrator for Universal Robots.Universal Robots is a vanguard in the robotics community, and has been instrumental in the rapid introduction, acceptance, and deployment of collaborative robotics worldwide. Through industrial leadership they have established a new sector in the market and lowered the implementation costs associated with traditional robotic safety requirements, vision guided robotic pick-n-place, and multipoint inspection applications.“Integro Technologies is a well-known national leader within the machine vision integration industry. They have already successfully built and deployed several applications integrating vision guidance and inspection with Universal Robots. This new partnership will help accelerate these capabilities in all industrial areas of the marketplace,” said Brian Dillman, Eastern Region Area Sales Manager, Universal Robots.“We are excited to continue building on our Universal Robotics VGR and VGI installation base in North America, and assist manufactures to compete and excel in the international market,” said Shawn Campion, President and CEO of Integro Technologies.For more information about Integro Technologies, visit For more information about Universal Robots, visit Integro Technologies Integro Technologies is a leader in machine vision integration in North America. With over 2,000 installations and more than 700 clients worldwide, Integro Technologies is an innovator in machine vision and system integration providing turnkey solutions, consulting, and support services for a wide range of industries. For more information about Integro Technologies, visit their website at Universal Robots Universal Robots is the result of many years of intensive research at Denmark’s successful robot cluster, which is located in Odense, Denmark. The company was co-founded in 2005 by the company’s CTO, Esben Østergaard, who wanted to make robot technology accessible to all by developing small, user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible industrial robots that are safe to work with and on their own can be used to streamline processes in the industry. The product portfolio includes the collaborative UR3, UR5 and UR10 robotic arms named after their payload in kilos.Since the first UR robot launched in December 2008, the company has experienced considerable growth with the user-friendly robots now sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. At just 195 days, the average payback period for UR robots is the fastest in the industry. The company, a part of Boston-based Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense and has subsidiaries and regional offices in the U.S., Spain, Germany, Singapore, Czech Republic, India, and China. Universal Robots has more than 270 employees worldwide. Learn more at blog Facebook Email ReddIt Previous articleAfternoon Brief, October 13Next articlesimplyCMS and The Wine Foundry Launch a Licensing Agreement for Winery Ecommerce Press Releaselast_img read more

Aveine, the First Smart Wine Aerator, Available Soon on Indiegogo

first_imgAdvertisementParis, March 7, 2018 – French startup Aveine, winner of the CES 2018 Innovation award, announces the launch date of its crowdfunding campaign. The world’s first smart wine aerator will be available for pre-sale on March 28, 2018 on Indiegogo at the special price of $99 (80€) for the first backers.Enjoying wine at its best… To develop its full range of aromas and character, different wines needs to be put into contact with air for different amounts of time. But often, for lack of time or knowledge, we omit this step and fail to appreciate a wine with all the subtleties it can offer. That is why Aveine was created: to enable everyone to enjoy wine at its best. Aerating wine has never been easier The Aveine Smart Wine aerator is a new kind of aerator, smart because it is able to give the ideal aeration time to any wine, and fast because it aerates the wine instantly as you pour. This enables everyone, experts as well as novices, to experience ideal tasting conditions without waiting. Connected to its data-rich app, Aveine aerates any wine perfectly in just three steps: place the aerator on the bottle, scan the label of the bottle, and serve. The app communicates with, and calibrates the aerator instantly once the bottle label is scanned. The patented air chamber adapts the oxygenation of the wine by injecting the right amount of air into the wine. It is also possible to customize the aeration time according to your preferences, and to each glass, since the wine is aerated as you pour. Crowdfunding to finance the production After a year and a half of development in collaboration with Sommelier, Julien Dussert, 6 prototypes and many awards later, Aveine will launch its crowdfunding campaign to finance the production of its first batch of aerators. With a financing goal of $30,000, the Aveine Smart Wine Aerator will be available for pre-order beginning March 28, 2018 on Indiegogo. First backers can pre-order from $99 (80€) after which the public sale price will be $200 (165€). About Aveine Aveine was born July 2016 in Paris, out of an encounter between three entrepreneurs and the symbiosis between French wine heritage and new technologies. Today, Aveine is a team of twelve people, developing connected objects that will enable everyone to experience the new French “art de vivre”.  Visit our indiegogo page Visit our website Advertisement Facebook Pinterest Share ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Aveine, the First Smart Wine Aerator, Available Soon on IndiegogoIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessAveine, the First Smart Wine Aerator, Available Soon on IndiegogoBy Press Release – March 8, 2018 122 0 Email Linkedin Twitter TAGSAveine Previous articleWine Institute and Compli Launch New DTC Compliance WebsiteNext articleBogle Vineyards, the Sacramento Kings & Doug Christie Team Up to Help Raise Funds for Six Regional Charities Press Releaselast_img read more