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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 259

Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

“Blue Day” conference

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 30 settembre 2014

Augusta_SR_PanoramaAugusta, Italy on 30 October 2014 “Blue Day” conference. The conference will take place at Aircraft Carrier Cavour (Berth Cavour 4 and 5) Commercial Port of Augusta Contrada Punta Cugno, Building Ed1.The official working language of the event will be Italian, French and English.
Outline of the Programme 09:00-09:30 Registration 09:30-11:00 Opening session Europe is facing the double challenge of creating more growth and jobs than in the past, while making sure that economic growth is consistent with a good state of the environment and with the sustainable use of the planet resources. “Blue Growth” is a concept that integrates growth and ecosystems in one coherent policy vision. Healthy, well-managed oceans can be a source of food, jobs and prosperity; at the same time they must continue to provide the essential protection without which nine billion human beings cannot survive. Seas and oceans have an enormous, untapped potential for creating wealth in a vast number of fields. A number of new and innovative maritime sectors, such as offshore energy, green shipping, or blue biotech, as well as more traditional sectors, such as, maritime transport and fisheries, can be a major source of growth and jobs. If well managed, they can preserve and actually improve the state of the environment. The conceptual framework to support this vision is already there – in the Blue Growth agenda and the new Common Fisheries Policy.
– Moderator: Mr Roberto Napoletano, Director “Il Sole 24 Ore”
– Welcome address by Adm. Giuseppe De Giorgi, Chief of Staff, Italian Navy.
– Introductory remarks. Mr. Maurizio Martina, Minister for Agriculture, Republic of Italy
– Ms. Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
– Ministers from Mediterranean countries (TBC)
11:30-13:00 Sustainable fisheries for food security Two important steps towards common fisheries management have been achieved in 2014:
– the new EU Common Fisheries Policy which provides for multi-annual management plans on a regional basis;
– the endorsement of a new GFCM Agreement, which promotes multi-annual management plans as a main tool to achieve long-term sustainability of stocks and a better compliance with GFCM applicable rules This is a new approach which will require concrete initiatives to be developed in the near future, with the active involvement of stakeholders. This session would discuss the new regulatory framework and the prospects and conditions for developing such initiatives.
14:30-16:30 What Blue Growth paths for the MED? Re-thinking MED sea basin cooperation from a maritime perspective.
“Blue economy” provides enormous potential for smart, sustainable and inclusive economic and employment growth. Nevertheless, the diversity of economic, social, environmental, geographic, climatic and institutional characteristics of the Mediterranean countries demands a tailor-made approach to develop a new Mediterranean Blue Growth path.This session will focus on gaps and needs that require joint or coordinated actions from the different shores of the Mediterranean to be effectively addressed, in sector such as maritime transport, ports, energy efficiency (emissions control, development of new fuels and engines), marine renewable energy, maritime clusters, skill development and vocational training. Panellists will debate on what mechanisms and tools could be put in place. 16:30-17:00 Closing remarks.

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Summit of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 novembre 2009

Bilbao, Spain, on 17 November 2009. The importance of risk assessment in the workplace, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises, will be the focus of a high-profile event organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and the Swedish EU Presidency, the summit marks the close of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign on risk assessment, which for the last two years has been promoting practical ways in which workplace risks can be managed and reduced. The event will also include the award ceremony of a pan-European photo competition and presentations of some of our 43 EU campaign partners, giving insight to our first campaign partnership experience, and of the winners of the Good Practice Awards. This scheme recognises organisations that have found innovative ways of keeping European workers safe. Preliminary results will also be made available of the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER), a €2.6 million study which provides a unique insight into European organisations, the action they are taking to anticipate and manage the new risks brought about by changing workplaces, and the support they might need in doing so. The Agency has also made a wide range of material freely available, to help organisations (and especially SMEs) carry out risk assessments in a systematic and thorough manner, and so identify the steps that they need to take to keep their employees safe. At the summit, EU-OSHA director, Dr Takala, presents a new Online Risk Assessment Tool with checklists and plans that help to demystify the risk assessment process. This free tool is being developed as a joint project with EU social partners.

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Improve blood circulation

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 28 settembre 2009

London, Researchers in Japan have completed an intensive study which highlights the beneficial effects of blackcurrants on dark circles under the eyes. Blackcurrants have long been renowned for their benefits in helping to improve blood circulation, but less well known, however, is that this improved circulation can also help reduce the dark rings around and predominantly under the eyes. This common beauty problem has been the subject of a study using 33 healthy women by researchers in Japan at Hirosaki University. The tests proved conclusively that the consumption of blackcurrants improved the blood flow around the optical nerves and drastically reduced the effect of ‘sagging eyes’. It is thought that the effect is derived from the ability of the natural components in blackcurrants, such as anthocyanins, to increase the blood flow in the capillaries in these dark regions thereby delivering more oxygen to the tissues. This encourages them to expand, helping to reduce the dark shadowed effect. The experiment is now being repeated in the UK by the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI). Dr Derek Stewart of the SCRI commented: “We are keen to replicate this experiment here in the UK and would hope to see the same strong results as demonstrated in Japan. Blackcurrants have been proven to aid circulation in a number of previous laboratory studies so it was only a matter of time before we started utilising their benefits in aiding eye skin appearance. This goes to show that blackcurrants can offer excellent health and beauty benefits.”

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