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Impossible Foods Wins UN Global Climate Action Award in “Planetary Health” Category

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 1 ottobre 2019

Impossible Foods, of the famously delicious ImpossibleTM Burger, today was announced as a recipient of the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Award. The awards are given to just 15 organizations around the world, and are intended to shine a light on some of the most practical examples of what people across the globe are doing to combat climate change.The announcement of the award winners comes shortly after the UN Climate Summit in New York and Impossible Foods’ worldwide debut in grocery stores in both New York and Southern California. Creating a more sustainable food system is core to the international architecture of progress on climate change. Impossible Foods is adding a powerful tool for climate action.Dietary shifts have long been recognized as a necessary component of climate strategy yet one of the most difficult strategies for member states to implement. The Impossible Burger is made from plants, yet tastes, smells, looks, and cooks, just like ground beef from an animal–and so it is a climate tool that can be deployed at a global scale while requiring no behavior change or compromise. Each pound of Impossible Burger substituted for beef from a cow spares about 30 pounds of carbon equivalents and nearly 300 less square feet of land–land that could be used for carbon capture by trees and grasslands.The 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Awards are part of the wider effort to mobilize action and ambition as national governments work toward implementing the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Impossible Foods won its award in the “Planetary Health” category, which recognizes novel solutions that balance the need for human health and a healthy planet.
Impossible Foods’ mission is to transform the global food system to support the planet and growing human population. The company’s goal is to replace animals as a food production technology by 2035, and provide consumers with meat, fish, and dairy foods that are good for both people and the planet. Already, Impossible Foods has made significant progress towards its goals — as outlined in its 2019 Impact Report. The 2019 Lighthouse Activities were selected by an international Advisory Panel as part of the UN Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, which is implemented with the support of The Rockefeller Foundation, and operates in partnership with the World Economic Forum, donors supporting the implementation of the UNFCCC’s Gender Action Plan and Climate Neutral Now.

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Al-Sumait Prize, Health Category

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 giugno 2018

Kuwait City. The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has announced almost 50 nominations from around the world have been received so far for the US$1Million Health category of the 2018 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development, which closes for entries at the end of June 2018.The annual Al-Sumait prize, which is worth one million dollars, is awarded for significant advances in development in the categories of health, food security and education for Africa. The health category closes at the end of June. “We have received many praise-worthy nominations for both individuals and organizations for the 2018 Al Sumait Prize Health Category, which provides a great opportunity to promote pioneering health development throughout Africa by bringing scientific, medical and social ideas to life. There is still time left to nominate and the selection committee is ready to receive your nominations” said Dr Mustafa Marafi head of the KFAS Prizes Office.The eventual winner proposed by the selection committee for the prize will be confirmed by the Al-Sumait Board of Trustees, which comprises prominent international personalities in the field of development in Africa and world-renowned philanthropists. The Board is chaired by H.E. Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait.Other trustees include Mr Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr Makhtar Diop World Bank’s Vice President for Africa, Mr Kwaku Aning, Deputy Director General and Head of Department at the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Mr Abdulatif Al-Hamad, Director General and Chairman of the Board of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.Announced by the Amir of the State of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in November 2013 at the 3rd Arab African Summit, the aim of Al-Sumait Health Prize is to contribute significantly to solve major health development challenges facing African nations. The prize celebrates the life of the late Dr Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who devoted his life towards helping the poor in Africa.

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Modern British Art Evening Sale Launches 20th Century at Christie’s with Highest Category Total

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 giugno 2018

London. Nicholas Orchard, Head of Modern British Art, Christie’s London and William Porter, Head of Sale: “The Modern British Art Evening Sale launched 20th Century at Christie’s realising £26,387,500 / $34,831,500 / €30,055,363, the highest total to date for an evening sale in the category, with exceptional sell-through rates of 94% by lot and 97% by value. Registered bidders from 20 countries across 5 continents underlines the growing international appeal for Modern British Art. The sale was led by Henry Moore’s unique carving Head (£4,621,250 / $6,100,050 / €5,263,604). Further demonstrating the appetite for modern sculpture, world auction records were achieved for Barry Flanagan’s Nijinski Hare (£1,448,750 / $1,912,350 / €1,650,126), Emily Young’s Cautha (£344,750 / $455,070 / €392,670 – 25 times the previous record), both of which were included in the annual exhibition ‘Sculpture in the Square’, and Kenneth Armitage’s Striding Figures (Version 2) (£218,750 / $288,750 / €249,156). Samuel John Peploe’s Still Life with Tulips also achieved a world record for the artist (£992,750 / $1,310,430 / €1,130,742), while Sean Scully’s M.18.04 sold for £488,750 / $645,150 / €556,686, more than three times its estimate of £150,000 and a record in the medium for the artist. Additional sculptural highlights included Khan by William Turnbull (£692,750 / $914,430 / €789,042), Barbara Hepworth’s Tiki (£1,808,750 / $2,387,550 / €2,060,166) and Lynn Chadwick’s Jubilee IV (£2,024,750 / $2,672,670 / €2,306,190).Demand for British painting showed continued global appeal with strong results for the group of Richard Lin paintings from the collection of the artist’s daughter, which all soared above estimate: Painting relief 1965-66 (£236,750 / $312,510 / €269,658), September 1974-79 (£344,750 / $455,070 / €392,670), and Stripes 1968-70 (£272,750 / $360,030 / €310,662). Spirited bidding was seen for Bridget Riley’s Shadow Rhythm (£1,628,750 / $2,149,950 / €1,855,146), which doubled its high estimate of £800,000, and Frank Auerbach’s iconic London street scene Mornington Crescent Looking South II (£608,750 / $803,550 / €693,366). Notable interest was also seen for Sir Stanley Spencer’s Portrait of Kate Morrell (£536,750 / $708,510 / €611,358), David Hockney’s Two Pink Flowers (£536,750 / $708,510 / €611,358) and Pauline Boty’s Portrait of Derek Marlowe with Unknown Ladies (£248,750 / $328,350 / €283,326). 20th Century at Christie’s continues with the Modern British Art Day Sale.

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Micron Launches New Product Category of Low-Standby-Power

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 febbraio 2012

Boise Idaho, CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) is extending its legacy of memory leadership by introducing a new product category of low-power DDR3 solutions targeted at the tablet and ultrathin markets. These 2-gigabit (Gb) and 4Gb “DDR3Lm” solutions focus on low self-refresh power (IDD6) for longer battery life, while maintaining the high performance and cost effectiveness of PC DRAM. The first 2Gb DDR3Lm will provide up to 50 percent self-refresh power savings versus standard 2Gb DDR3L while driving performance up to -1600 MT/s when needed. Micron’s 4Gb DDR3Lm product delivers the same optimized power efficiency as the 2Gb part, with a reduced chip count that is ideally suited for ultrathin and tablet customers. Both 2Gb and 4Gb DDR3Lm will be adopted into Micron’s 30-nanometer (nm) class to further optimize the power and performance features, with the 4Gb device hitting a 3.7mA IDD6 target in standby mode, yet still supporting speeds up to -1866 MT/s. “Power reduction is becoming ever more critical in the fast growing ultrathin markets. Micron’s expertise with traditional PC memory requirements enables these markets to enjoy high performance targets and optimal cost efficiencies,” said Robert Feurle, vice president for Micron’s DRAM marketing. “The combination of our commitment to customer collaboration and dedication to leading the way in DRAM technologies has proven highly successful, and this new class of 30nm DRAM continues to deliver on that promise.” “As computing becomes more and more mobile, longer battery life is increasingly valuable to end users,” said Geof Findley, Intel’s senior memory enabling manager. “The reduced standby power consumption of low-power memory is a move in the right direction.”
Sampling of Micron’s new DDR3Lm low-power product line begins now, with volume production on 30nm class devices expected to begin in 2Q’12. For more information about DDR3Lm, visit

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Recognition of qualifications: light at the end of the tunnel

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 29 agosto 2009

Would you like to work in an EU Member State other than your own? Nothing could be simpler in theory. After all, this is one of the rights enshrined in the European treaties. But in reality things are not so straightforward because to practise a profession you must show you have the right qualifications. For forty years the EU has been trying to set up a system for the mutual recognition of qualifications.  If an Italian is to practise his profession in Poland on the same terms as a Pole without encountering any obstacles because of his nationality, the professional qualifications he gained in Italy must be recognised in Poland. The draft directive currently going through the European Parliament at second reading covers all kinds of cases: salaried and liberal professions, the provision of temporary services and “regulated” professions such as doctors, nurses and architects. Qualifications will in future be recognised on the basis of coordinated minimum training standards. The Internal Market Committee wants to increase the number of reference levels to five, as it did at first reading, (the Council is proposing only four). The committee has redefined some reference levels to reflect better the education and training levels in different Member States. The professions affected by these measures are listed, by level, in the annexes. The annexes also contain the titles of professions in EU official languages, as it is not always easy to know whether Kinderkrankenschwester, zdravotnický asistent, odontotecnico, zobārstniecības māsa, enestyrmand and dyżurny ruchu really belong to the same professional category.

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