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Indometal 2014 - proven platform for Indonesia's metal and steel industries ...

22. December 2014 Global participation reflects indometal’s pivotal position in bringing the best expertise into Indonesia18 Dec 2014 – indometal 2014 brought together 296 prominent companies from 26 countries including 5 national pavilions and groups. Held over three days from 11 to 13 December at the Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, indometal was well-received by the industry together with the synergistic concurrent seminars, reflecting its strategic position as the country’s only dedicated exhibition for the metal and steel industries.According to Mr Harjanto, Director General for Manufacturing Based Industry, Ministry of Industry, indometal 2014 exceeded expectations as an event that “promotes the metal sector and builds business relationships between existing industries and potential investors.” He added” “indometal encourages the growth of the metal industry through increased investment promotion and dissemination of domestic metal industry information”. Mr Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia, said: “We are proud that this second edition of indometal has garnered strong participation from more international companies looking towards larger and more sustainable investments in Indonesia. As an organizer, we have been focused in providing optimal opportunities for our exhibitors to seek profitable corporate ventures for them to grow further and contribute deeper...  

5 Myths About IVF You Need To Stop Believing

Don’t buy into these common beliefs about IVF. (Getty Images)In vitro fertilization (IVF) can be a source of constant stress for women, what with the daily needles and the anxiety as to whether the procedure — which, without insurance coverage, can cost approximately $20,000 per cycle — will yield a successful pregnancy and healthy baby. But are the infamous IVF medications themselves — carefully moderated and prescribed cocktails of injectable hormones — to blame? A new study in Oxford’s journal Human Reproduction discredits this theory, explaining that women who exhibit neurotic tendencies before treatment will maintain that state during treatment, and those who do not, will not.In other words, don’t blame the hormones.Yahoo Health asked Lisa Hasty, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist, infertility specialist, and one of the co-founders of the Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine, to debunk five common beliefs about IVF medications.Myth #1: Not all “infertility” meds are created equally.Reality: There is a world of difference between oral medications such as Clomid,  used for treatments like timed intercourse or intrauterine insemination (IUI), and the injectable meds used in IVF — and not in the way you might think. Clomid, an oral medication that is frequently prescribed by OBGYNs to patients who are having trouble getting pregnant, “definitely causes depression a certain percentage o...  

Never Ever Take a Lame Safari Photo Again

Rick Collins waited patiently for this cheetah yawn in the Serengeti. (Rick Collins for Yahoo Travel)Rick Collins is a patient man. In today’s world we’ve developed an insistent need to photograph everything, everywhere all of the time. Collins picks his spots like a hunter waiting to get the perfect shot. I interview a lot of people with dream jobs, but even I have to admit that this guy has one of the best of the bunch. He’s been traveling and living abroad for the past 35 years, working as a screenwriter, a project manager for Norwegian Cruise Lines and as an animal rights consultant, where he traversed Siberia on a circus train.Rick Collins at his “office.” (Jo Piazza/Yahoo Travel)Collins spends five months of the year taking groups on photo safaris through Alaska and then travels for the remaining seven months.“I used to do it because I found it cheaper than a mortgage, but I don’t know any more,” he told me with a laugh as we drove along a bumpy dirt road in Serengeti National Park together.Sleepy lion! (Rick Collins for Yahoo Travel)For three months, he is working at the Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge in Tanzania as the photographer-in-residence on one of finest game reserves in the world, an envious position that entails going out on safari with the guests almost every day to help them shoot a lifetime of photographic memories. Serendipity landed Rick this dream job. He heard about it ...  

Bilateral shoulder-level amputee controls APL's Modular Prosthetic Limbs

A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory's Modular Prosthetic Limbs. Most importantly, Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate the system by simply thinking about moving his limbs, performing a variety of tasks during a short training period. Baugh was in town for two weeks in June as part of an APL-funded research effort to further assess the usability of the MPL, developed over the past decade as part of the Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program. Before putting the limb system through the paces, Baugh had to undergo a surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital known as targeted muscle reinnervation. "It's a relatively new surgical procedure that reassigns nerves that once controlled the arm and the hand," explained John Hopkins Trauma Surgeon Albert Chi, M.D. "By reassigning existing nerves, we can make it possible for people who have had upper-arm amputations to control their prosthetic devices by merely thinking about the action they want to perform." After recovery, Baugh visited the Laboratory for training on the use of the MPLs. First, he worked with researchers on the pattern recognition system. "We use pattern recognition algorithms to identify individual muscles that are contracting, how well they communicate with each other, and their amplitude and f...  

What's On - December 22, 2014

Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde Coast MONDAYAttractionsblackpool model village and gardens. Now converted back to its 1972 layout. East Park Drive, Blackpool. And Sunday, 9am to 4pm.Madame Tussauds. The best of British celebrities. Open daily for more information and opening times please visit www.madametussauds.com/blackpool. Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: (01253) 299483SEA LIFE Blackpool. Open daily for more information and opening times please visit www.visitsealife.com/blackpooL. Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: (01253) 621258.The Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Open daily (except when booked for events) for more information please visit www.theblackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel:0844 8561000.The Blackpool Tower Dungeon. Open daily for more information please visit www.theblackpooltower.com. The Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: (01253) 622242The Blackpool Tower Eye. Open daily for more information please visit www.theblackpooltower.com. The Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: 0844 8561000The Blackpool Tower Jungle Jim’s. Open daily for more information please visit www.theblackpooltower.com. The Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: 0844 8561000.BLACKPOOL ZOO AND DINOSAUR SAFARI. Home to more than 400 animals as well as 32 different dinosaurs. Daily from 10am. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Deta...  

Wyoming Republican Fights Ban on Controversial Climate Science Standards

A Republican lawmaker in Wyoming is taking a stand in favor of teaching climate science in the classroom. Republican state representative John Patton will introduce legislation early this week to overturn a state-wide ban on a set of K-12 science education standards that teach the scientific consensus on global warming. The guidelines, known as the Next Generation Science Standards, have sparked controversy across the U.S. because they call on teachers to instruct students that climate change is real and caused by human activity, including the burning of fossil fuels. The science standards controversy is part of a much larger fight: Parents, teachers and politicians are sparring nationwide over the question of how global warming should be taught in classrooms. A patchwork of existing science education standards across the country has created widespread disparities in the teaching of climate change in high school and middle school classes.  Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have so far adopted the Next Generation standards, which were finalized last year by a coalition of scientists and educators. But the guidelines have faced fierce political pushback in states like Wyoming, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. In March, Wyoming Republican Gov. Matt Mead signed legislation blocking the State Board of Education from approving the standards amid uproar over their climate content. Now Rep. Patton is hoping to undo the ban. Patton is not a climate change crusader. He be...  

Team finds new genetic anomalies in lung cancer

Enlarge Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D. Credit: University of Michigan Developing effective treatments for lung cancer has been challenging, in part because so many genetic mutations play a role in the disease. By analyzing the DNA and RNA of lung cancers, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients whose tumors contained a large number of gene fusions had worse outcomes than patients with fewer gene fusions. Gene fusions are a type of genetic anomaly found in cancers that occurs when genes get rearranged and fuse together. In addition, the researchers identified several new genetic anomalies that occur in lung cancer, including in patients with a history of smoking. "Lung cancer is quite a complex disease with many causes. Our deep sequencing analysis found new gene fusions in lung cancers that were negative for the most commonly known fusions. These new anomalies could potentially be targets for developing new treatments," says study author Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology and S.P. Hicks Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School. The study looked at 753 lung cancer samples that represented both smokers and non-smokers. The first 153 samples came from the University of Michigan and were combined with 521 samples from a report published by The Cancer Genome Atlas. The researchers found 6,348 unique fusions with an average of 13 fu...  

E-cigarette use slapped with growing provincial regulation

The electronic cigarette business is booming, but this still largely unregulated industry remains a mystery to many Canadians who aren’t exactly sure what they are vaping. E-cigarettes are often described as a less dangerous alternative for regular smokers who can't or don't want to kick the habit. The battery-powered devices use a liquid to produce vapour, which is then inhaled. Some of the vapours are infused with nicotine, some aren't. In Canada, however, there are no e-cigarettes with nicotine that are legally approved for sale. Electronic cigarettes that do not contain nicotine are legal and readily available, in many places to minors as well, as long as they make no health claim. E-cigarette technology may make them harder to regulate Under-the-counter nicotine products for e-cigarettes are easy to purchase at vape shops, says Melodie Tilson, policy director at the Non-Smokers' Rights Association, who adds: "We want to make sure these products don’t undermine the success we’ve had in reducing smoking rates." E-cigarettes split health community The main argument made by e-cigarette proponents is that they have the potential to save lives. As e-cigarettes don't contain tobacco and produce vapour instead of smoke, they can potentially help smokers quit, either by providing an alternative oral fixation or a substitute nicotine source. How an e-cigarette works For those not up on this newest trend, an e-cigarette includes...  

Harry Styles, Kristen Wiig Dirty Dance Together at SNL After Party: Watch!

Harry Styles and Kirsten Wiig killed it on the dance floor at the Saturday Night Live after-party -- even jumping up on a table top to dance to Dirty Dancing's ("I've Had) The Time of My Life!" PHOTOS: Hollywood's funniest leading ladies The One Direction singer was one of SNL's musical guests on Saturday, Dec. 20, appearing on screen with the rest of his chart-topping boy band to perform their latest single "Night Changes." Wiig also appeared on the last pre-Christmas SNL, making a surprise appearance during Amy Adams' monologue. PHOTOS: Biggest boy bands of all time And at the show's after-party, it was evident that both Styles and Wiig were in the mood for celebrating! The pair jumped up for a spot of Dirty Dancing when the movie's trademark 1987 hit blasted out into the room -- and it was all caught on video and shared via Instagram! Harry Styles and Kirsten Wiig enjoyed some serious Dirty Dancing at the SNL after party this weekend!Credit: Courtesy Was_Vegas In one video, Styles, 20, grabs Wiig, 41, by the hand and leads her onto the dance floor (via a table top, in true rock 'n' roll style!) for a half ironic, half seriously sexy dance to the classic hit. In another, the pair throw their arms open to sing along to the musical chorus, before Styles pulls his dance partner into a closer embrace for some more intimate moves. PHOTOS: Famous funny faces This isn’t Wiig’s first Harry Styles moment. In February, the Bridesmaids star conducted an en...  

Bastian Schweinsteiger's 1st Goal of the Season for Bayern Munich Is Free-Kick

Bastian Schweinsteiger scored a peach of a free-kick as Bayern Munich found a way past Mainz in the Bundesliga at the weekend. The German World Cup winner has been limited by injury this season, so this effort to score his first of the season was not too shabby. Mind you, given that Bayern have 14 wins and three draws from their first 17 Bundesliga games of the season, they've largely managed without him and their other injury-stricken players. [Bundesliga, YouTube]  ...  


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