UK subsidised by City: report

first_img Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp Monday 24 January 2011 9:05 pm LONDON contributes far more to the Exchequer than it receives in public spending, a report will say today.The capital is estimated to have made a £1.4bn net contribution to the public purse in 2009-10, according to new research published by the City of London Corporation.The report said no other region makes a net positive contribution – the UK in the aggregate has a huge budget deficit as a result. And 21 per cent of all the UK’s economic growth is driven by business activity in the city, researchers at Oxford Economics found.London’s contribution is forecast to rise substantially by 2015-16 with the financial and business services sector a core driver of growth.“This report demonstrates London’s ongoing importance for wealth generation at a time when the government is attempting to reduce the overall UK budget deficit and promote growth across the economy,” said Stuart Fraser of the City of London Corporation.“However, concerns over higher taxation, increased regulation, infrastructure issues and immigration need to be addressed if we are to sustain London’s pre-eminence in global financial and business services,” he added. UK subsidised by City: report center_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads whatsapp More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Sharelast_img read more


Boston Red Sox secures MLB first with MGM Resorts deal

first_img Regions: US Massachusetts Email Address 11th March 2019 | By contenteditor Boston Red Sox secures MLB first with MGM Resorts deal Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Sports betting The Boston Red Sox has become the first Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise to enter into a partnership with a casino and gaming company after confirming a deal with MGM Resorts International.center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Boston Red Sox has become the first Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise to enter into a partnership with a casino and gaming company after confirming a deal with MGM Resorts International. The multi-year agreement designates casino operator MGM Resorts as the official and exclusive resort casino of the Massachusetts-based Red Sox. MGM Resorts will benefit from branding placement behind the home plate at the team’s Fenway Park home ballpark, as well as on the iconic Green Monster left field wall at the stadium. The casino operator will also receive airtime on Red Sox radio and various other media outlets controlled by the franchise, and will gain the right to offer unique experiences at Fenway Park to fans and customers. In addition, MGM will host a series of special promotional experiences at its MGM Springfield facility in Massachusetts. The venue will become the new home of the Red Sox’ annual Baseball Winter Weekend event. “MGM has set the standard in the hospitality and entertainment industry and their recent expansion into the Commonwealth makes them a clear partner,” Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy said. “We’re thrilled to welcome them to the Red Sox family and look forward to a long collaboration.” Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts, added: “Combining the two iconic brands of the Red Sox and MGM Resorts will create a new one-of-a-kind fan experience for baseball fans unique to not only New England and MGM Springfield, but the rest of the country. “We look forward to continuing our work and partnerships in the world of professional sports and building on our success as a worldwide entertainment leader.” The Red Sox is the first franchise to enter into such a partnership, but MLB itself has secured a number of deals in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on PASPA last year. Such deals include a partnership with MGM, under which the group serves as the official gaming and entertainment partner of the baseball league. More recently, MLB has appointed Sportradar as its official global data partner.Image: Keith Allisonlast_img read more


Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgUnga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileUnga Group Limited is an agricultural holding company in Kenya which mills wheat and maize and processes baked products and animal nutrition and health products. The company is divided in products produced for human consumption and animal consumption. The human consumption division produces a range of wheat flour products which include chapatti, mandazi, brown bread, maize meal, porridge and amana. The animal consumption division manufactures a range of animal food and mineral supplements. Unga Limited is a subsidiary company which produces feeds, minerals, premixes, animal health products and offers technical services to the agricultural sector in Kenya. Other subsidiary companies include Unga Farm Care (EA) Limited, Ennsvalley Bakery Limited and Unga Millers (Uganda) Limited. Over 90% of products are produced for the Kenyan domestic market with some exports to Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Unga Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more


Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) Q22020 Interim Report

first_imgZambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm)  2020 interim results for the second quarter.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileZambeef Products Plc, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is the largest vertically integrated food retailing brand in Zambia. The Group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stock feed and flour. The Group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), with approximately 7,971 hectares of row crops under irrigation which are planted twice a year, and a further 8,623 hectares of rainfed/dryland crops available for planting each year.last_img read more


House Morran / Johannes Norlander Arkitektur

first_img Houses Year:  House Morran / Johannes Norlander ArkitekturSave this projectSaveHouse Morran / Johannes Norlander Arkitektur House Morran / Johannes Norlander Arkitektur ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/172477/house-morran-johannes-norlander-arkitektur Clipboard 2010 Architects: Johannes Norlander Arkitektur Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Rasmus Norlander+ 11 Share Sweden Photographs Projects ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  80 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Gothenburg, Sweden ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/172477/house-morran-johannes-norlander-arkitektur Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJohannes Norlander ArkitekturOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodGothenburgHouses3D ModelingSwedenPublished on October 04, 2011Cite: “House Morran / Johannes Norlander Arkitektur” 04 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Morran住宅 / Johannes Norlander Arkitektur是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Rasmus NorlanderText description provided by the architects. The house is located on an island just by the sea fairway to the port of Gothenburg. The project is a transformation of a warn-down cottage from the 50’s with an extension from the mid 70’s. The building volume and most of the structure has been kept intact, in order not to exploit the landscape but just to refine and strengthen the qualities already existing on the site.Save this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsThe new facade is cladded in plywood, coated in black pine tar just like the traditional way of preserving wooden boats. The roof is coated in simple tar paper and has thin plywood eaves with integrated aluminum gutters, coated in black. The interior is all in natural pine and where plywood is used for both cladding and construction. Save this picture!© Rasmus NorlanderText provided by Johannes Norlander ArkitekturSave this picture!© Rasmus NorlanderProject gallerySee allShow lessJeju World Natural Heritage Center / poly.m.urArticlesZaha Hadid wins 2011 RIBA Stirling PrizeArticles Sharelast_img read more


Los Olivos 53 Houses and 58 Garages / Espaciopapel

first_img Year:  “COPY” Los Olivos 53 Houses and 58 Garages / EspaciopapelSave this projectSaveLos Olivos 53 Houses and 58 Garages / Espaciopapel ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781466/los-olivos-53-homes-and-58-garages-phase-i-espaciopapel Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Elena Almagro+ 24 Share Projects CopyAbout this officeEspaciopapelOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingMadridSpainPublished on February 09, 2016Cite: “Los Olivos 53 Houses and 58 Garages / Espaciopapel” 09 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Elena AlmagroPhotographs:  Elena AlmagroProject Manager:Alfonso Sáenz GarcíaCompetition And Project:Juan AlcaldeStructure:MecanismoTelecommunications Project:AC TelecomConstruction:ferrovial agroman SAArchitects In Charge:Elena Wilhelmi Casanova, Rafael Palomares BraloCity:MadridCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Elena AlmagroText description provided by the architects. A prism shaped structure stands on the remaining grounds of an old corrala* from the 1950s. The space is composed of two blocks that run the length of the plot, which allows all homes to have no less than two outer façades and cross-ventilation.Save this picture!© Elena AlmagroBetween blocks there is a wide courtyard, crossed by three translucent elevated walkways that can be used to access the homes at the northern end.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe courtyard is a large metallic open space that runs along the building. The kitchens and bathrooms which open on to the courtyard, benefit from the brightness of the space, enhanced by the metallic materials on the walls.Save this picture!© Elena AlmagroThe 7-story building opens up to the street below through large windows and balconies that bring back the neighbourhood feel of the original corralas*. The random configuration and shadows from the balconies creates a ‘play’ on the white facades.Save this picture!© Elena AlmagroThe three main entrances connect San Timoteo Street with the green area planned to the North side and bridge the two meter slope crossing the patio. Two large community rooms occupy the semi underground space of the northern block.Save this picture!© Elena AlmagroThe walls of the ground floor are covered with hydraulic cement tiles, giving continuity to the pavement of the surroundings of the building. The two upper storeys, which are recessed only in the southern façade, are coated with white metal sheeting, consequently the volume created is highlighted in the northern façade.Save this picture!© Elena AlmagroThe houses are distributed according to a clear diagram: service spaces (lobby, bathrooms and kitchens) are located towards the courtyard and connected to the technical walls.Save this picture!Typical Floor PlanThe living room and bedrooms open onto the exterior facades through large windows and balconies, giving the feel of the old neighbourhood life of the corralas*, which is still present in the surrounding buildings.Save this picture!© Elena Almagro*corrala is a traditional and characteristic type of the old Madrid housing (17th, 18th and 19th centuries), designed as a general house corridor, built in wooden frame, open to a courtyard. This corridor gave access to small family dwellings (20-30m2), shared bathrooms (1 or 2 on each floor) and the stairs.Project gallerySee allShow lessFrederiksvej Kindergarten / CobeSelected ProjectsMidwest Commodity Exchange Center / Interdesign Associates + Hugo Kohno Architect As…Selected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Calle San Timoteo, 2, 28011 Madrid, Madrid, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyHousing•Madrid, Spain Housingcenter_img Spain 2015 Year:  2015 Architects: Espaciopapel Year Completion year of this architecture project Los Olivos 53 Houses and 58 Garages / Espaciopapel ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781466/los-olivos-53-homes-and-58-garages-phase-i-espaciopapel Clipboardlast_img read more


Cory Environmental Trust offers

first_imgCory Environmental Trust offers  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) is celebrating its 10th anniversary by offering a one-off £100,000 grant to a local community project. The Trust was set up a decade ago to distribute money raised from landfill tax to environmental or community organisations within 10 miles of Cory Environmental Limited’s 40 landfill sites. So far it has distributed £10 million to over 250 projects. Trust Secretary Angela Haymonds said: “I’d really encourage projects which have the local community or environment at the heart of their plans to apply to CETB for funding. This one-off substantial grant is a fantastic opportunity to create a lasting resource. You never know, it could be your town or village celebrating with CETB!” Advertisement Howard Lake | 11 May 2013 | News To be eligible, a project’s objectives must match one of the approved Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) criteria. It may include refurbishment of churches or buildings of architectural or historical significance, or general amenity projects, such as improving disabled access or improvements to parks and nature reserves.Three eligible organisations that apply for the grant will be shortlisted in July. The will then present their proposals to the Trust in September, at which time the winning group will be announced.The deadline for applications is 19 July 2013. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more


Brodziansky joins Williams in Summer League, added to Cavaliers roster

first_imgFacebook Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin ReddIt TCU vs Texas men’s basketball at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on February 10, 2018. (Photo/Sharon Ellman) Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook Twitter Previous articleWilliams lands on Nuggets’ Summer League rosterNext articleTCU Women’s Basketball lands transfer guard Bradley Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printThe Cleveland Cavaliers added former men’s basketball standout Vladimir Brodziansky to their summer league squad Tuesday.Brodziansky will join a Cavaliers squad highlighted by former Alabama point guard and eighth overall pick Collin Sexton. He also joins former teammate Kenrich Williams and 2013 TCU alumnus Garlon Greene in this year’s Summer League. Greene most recently played professionally in Belgium.The All-Big 12 Conference Third Team honoree averaged 15 points per game during his senior campaign, good for eleventh in the conference. He recorded 29 double-digit performances in 33 games played and shot 57.9 percent from the field, third best in the Big 12 and seventh-best in TCU history. The Prievidza, Slovakia native also ranks seventh in TCU history with 1.7 blocks per game.Brodziansky finished his TCU career tied atop the school leader board with 171 blocked shots while ending up as the No. 11 scorer in the program with 1,364 points. He sits fourth in TCU history with a career field goal percentage of 55.8 percent.To cap off hiscareer, Brodziansky was named Recee’s College All-Star, a Senior CLASS Award Finalist, a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award finalist, AP All-Big 12 Honorable Mention, Academic All-District 7 and First Team Academic All-Big 12.Cleveland will play in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League and will open their 10-game schedule July 6 through July 17. All games will be played at the Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV. TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Linkedin What to watch during quarantine I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more


Sniffing Out Answers: A Conversation with Markus Meister

first_img Markus Meister, the Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences. Credit: Lance Hayashida/CaltechBlindfolded and asked to distinguish between a rose and, say, smoke from a burning candle, most people would find the task easy. Even differentiating between two rose varieties can be a snap because the human olfactory system—made up of the nerve cells in our noses and everything that allows the brain to process smell—is quite adept. But just how sensitive is it to different smells?In 2014, a team of scientists from the Rockefeller University published a paper in the journal Science, arguing that humans can discriminate at least 1 trillion odors. Now Markus Meister, the Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences at Caltech, has published a paper in the open-access journal eLife, in which he disputes the 2014 claim, saying that the science is not yet in a place where such a number can be determined.We recently spoke with Meister about his new paper and what it says about the claim that we can distinguish a trillion smells.What was the goal of the 2014 paper, and why do you take issue with it?The overt question the authors asked was: How many different smells can humans distinguish? That is a naturally interesting question, in part because in other fields of sensory biology, similar questions have already been answered. People quibble about the exact numbers, but in general scientists agree that humans can distinguish about 1 to 2 million colors and something on the order of 100,000 pure tones.But as interesting as the question is, I argue that we, as a field, are not yet prepared to address it. First we need to know how many dimensions span the perceptual space of odors. And by that I mean: how many olfactory variables are needed to fully describe all of the odors that humans can experience?In the case of human vision, we say that the perceptual space for colors has three dimensions, which means that every physical light can be described by three numbers—how it activates the red, green, and blue cone photoreceptors in the retina.As long as we don’t know the dimensionality of odor space, we don’t know how to even start interpreting measurements. Once we know the dimensionality, we can start probing the space systematically and ask how many different odors fit into it in the same way that we’ve looked at how many different colors fit into the three-dimensional space of colors.The fundamental conceptual mistake that the authors of the Science paper made was to assume that the space of odor perception has 128 dimensions or more and then interpret the data as though that was the case . . . even though there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that the odor space has such high dimensionality.What makes it so hard to determine the dimensionality of odor?Well, there are a couple of things. First, there is no natural coordinate system in which olfactory stimuli exist. This stands in contrast with visual and auditory stimuli. For example, pure (monochromatic) lights or tones can be represented nicely as sinusoidal waves with just two variables, the frequency and the amplitude of the wave. We can easily control those two variables, and they correspond nicely to things we perceive. For pure tones, the amplitude of the sine wave corresponds to loudness and the frequency corresponds to perceived pitch. For a pure light, the frequency determines your perception of the color; if you change the intensity of the light, that alters your perception of the brightness. These simple physical parameters of the stimulus allow us to explore those spaces more easily.In the case of odors, there are probably several hundred thousand substances that have a smell that can be perceived. But they all have different structures. There is no intuitive way to organize the stimuli. There has been some recent progress in this area, but in general we have not been successful in isolating a few physical variables that can account for a lot of what we smell.Another aspect of olfaction that has complicated people’s thinking is that humans have about 400 types of primary smell receptors. These are the actual neurons in the lining of the nasal cavity that detect odorants. So at the very input to the nervous system, every smell is characterized by the action it has on those 400 different sensors. Based on that, you might assume that smell lives in a much larger space than color vision—one with as many as 400 dimensions.But can we perceive all of those 400 dimensions? Just because two odors cause a different pattern of activation of nerve cells in the nose doesn’t mean you can actually tell them apart. Think about our sense of touch. Every one of our hairs has at its root several mechanoreceptors. If you run a comb through the hair on your head, you activate a hundred thousand mechanoreceptors in a particular pattern. If you repeat the action, you activate a different pattern of receptors, but you will be unable to perceive a difference. Similarly, I argue, there’s no reason to think that we can perceive a difference between all the different patterns of activation of nerve cells in the nasal cavity. So the number of dimensions could, in fact, be much lower than 400. In fact, some recent studies have suggested that odor lives in a space with 10 or fewer perceptual dimensions.In your work you describe a couple of basic experimental design failures of the 2014 paper. Can you walk us through those?Basically, two scientific errors were made in the original study. They have to do with the concept of a positive-control experiment and the concept of testing alternative hypotheses.In science, when we come up with a new way of analyzing things, we need to perform a test—called a positive control—that gives us confidence that the new analysis can find the right answer in a case where we already know what the answer is. So, for example, if you have devised a new way of weighing things, you will want to test it by weighing something whose weight you already know very well based on some accepted procedure. If the new procedure gives a different answer, we say it failed the positive control.The 2014 paper did not include a positive-control test. In my paper, I provide two; applying the system that the authors propose to a very simple model microbe and to the human color-vision system. In both cases, the answers come out wrong by huge factors.The other failure of the 2014 paper is a failure to consider alternate hypotheses. When scientists interpret the outcome of an experiment, we need to seriously analyze alternate hypotheses to the ones we believe are most likely and show why they are not reasonable explanations for what we are seeing.In my paper, I show that an alternate model that is clearly absurd—that humans can only discriminate 10 odors—explains the data just as well as the very complicated explanation that the authors propose, which involves 400 dimensions and 1 trillion odor percepts. What this really means is that the experiment was poorly designed, in the sense that it didn’t constrain the answer to the question.By the way, there is an accompanying paper by Gerkin and Castro in the same issue of eLife that critiques the experimental design from an entirely different angle, regarding the use of statistics. I found this article very instructive, and have used it already in teaching.How do you suggest scientists go about determining the dimensionality of the odor space?One concrete idea is to try to figure out what the number of dimensions is in the vicinity of a particular point in that space. If you did that with color, you would arrive at the number three from the vast majority of points. So I suggest we start at some arbitrary point in odor space—say a 50 percent mixture of 30 different odors—and systematically go in each of the directions from there and ask: can humans actually distinguish the odor when you change the concentration a little bit up or down from there? If you do that in 30 different dimensions you might find that maybe only five of those dimensions contribute to changing the perceived odor and that along the other dimensions there is very little change. So let’s figure out the dimensionality that comes out of a study like that. Is it two? Probably not. I would guess for something like 10 or 20.Once we know that, we can start to ask how many odors fit into that space.Why does all of this matter? Why do we need to know how many odors we can smell?The question of how many smells we can discriminate has fascinated people for at least a century, and the whole industry of flavors and fragrances has been very interested in finding out whether there is a systematic set of rules by which one could mix together some small number of primary odors in order to produce any target smell.In the field of color vision, that problem has been solved. As a result, we all use color monitors that only have three types of lights—red, green, and blue. And yet by mixing them together, they can make just about every color impression that you might care about. So there’s a real technological incentive to figuring out how you can mix together primary stimuli to make any kind of perceived smell.What is the big lesson you would like people to take away from this scientific exchange?One lesson I try to convey to my students is the value of a simple simulation—to ask, “Could this idea work even in principle? Let’s try it in the simplest case we can imagine.” That sort of triage can often keep you from walking down an unproductive path.On a more general note, people should remain skeptical of spectacular claims. This is particularly important when we referee for the high-glamour journals, where the editors have a predilection for unexpected results. As a community we should let things simmer a bit before allowing a spectacular claim to become the conventional wisdom. 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Pasadena-Based Geneva Health Solutions Raises $1.9 Million to Fund Expansion

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Geneva Health Solutions (formerly Geneva Healthcare) announced it raised $1.9 million to expand its Cardiac Remote Monitoring Solutions business to cardiology providers to help manage patients with implanted cardiac devices beyond the walls of the practice. Nebraska Medicine, an early adopter of the Geneva Health Solutions technology platform and a leader in health information interoperability, is an investor in the current round along with Don Cohn, a San Diego business leader.“We are entering an exciting time for data-driven patient care especially as more medical devices provide the ability to push data remotely, beyond the hospital or doctor’s office walls. Cardiology practices have limited time and resources to manage the firehose of remote monitoring data coming at them from cardiac devices. We are bringing the best in technology, telehealth and consulting in a combined solution set for the practice,” said Yuri Sudhakar, CEO of Geneva Health Solutions (GHS). “This funding will allow us to speed up onboarding of cardiology practices across the country on to our platform.”Patients with implanted cardiac devices, like pacemakers and defibrillators, can transmit critical cardiac data from their implanted device from home to the provider via the cloud. These transmissions allow providers to monitor their patients proactively for both routine device follow-up and for alerts regarding device issues or clinical events, like new arrhythmias and indicators of heart failure. The GHS platform aggregates cardiac device data from the four major device manufacturers remote monitoring portals.“With the explosion of remote monitoring data, GHS solves a critical need in the market,” said John Windle, professor of cardiology and practicing electrophysiologist at the Nebraska Medicine Heart and Vascular Center. “We were impressed with the company’s ability to effectively document clinic workflow and build those processes in the platform, including integration with our EMR. The platform is purpose-built for data flows today and tomorrow.”Mordor Intelligence, in a new market research report “Global Telemedicine Market-Growth, Trends & Forecasts (2015-2020)” says the global telemedicine market will be worth more than $34 billion by the end of 2020. Researchers say market growth is being driven by an aging population, increasing chronic diseases and rapid rise in the software market. In May of 2015, Heart Rhythm Society, the largest professional organization of heart rhythm care specialists, recommended that remote monitoring of implantable device patients become the standard of care in lieu of traditional in-office only care.“Nebraska Medicine is excited about investing in promising remote monitoring and telehealth companies like Geneva Health Solutions. We see Geneva becoming an integral platform and service as medical device interoperability expands in the cardiovascular area. Their strategic vision to build a platform that continues to aggregate more and more device data fits our investment goals”, stated Michael Ash, MD, Chief Transformation Officer of Nebraska Medicine.Geneva Health Solutions (Corporate Headquarters), 87 N. Raymond Ave., Suite 521, Pasadena, CA 91103.About Geneva Health SolutionsGeneva Health Solutions, founded in 2010, is a technology and services company focused on aggregating and streamlining the flow of medical device data from device manufacturers in the implantable cardiac device space. The company has built the leading cardiac device data management platform built entirely on a cloud-based API framework to enable data-driven patient care. The architecture was purpose-built to aggregate, workflow and analyze not only the explosion of Remote Monitoring data produced by these cardiac devices but also data from the practice and acute care settings. In addition, Geneva Health Solutions has combined its technology platform with a telehealth monitoring service to assist cardiology practices that do not have the time, resources or platform to transition to Remote Monitoring. Geneva Health Solutions has partnered with cardiology practices across the country to help improve the quality of care, engage with their patients more effectively and improve clinic workflow.About Nebraska MedicineNebraska Medicine is the most esteemed academic health system in its region, consisting of 676 licensed beds at its two hospitals, more than 1,000 physicians and 40 specialty and primary care clinics in Omaha and surrounding areas. In 2016, Nebraska Medicine earned the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD Quality Leadership Award from Vizient, Inc. which recognizes it in the top ten quality academic health systems in the United States. For three straight years, Nebraska Medicine has also been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 100 Great Hospitals in America. 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