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A former nanotechnology scientist of Sandia National Laboratories pleaded not guilty to federal charges of selling intellectual property and research to institutes in China.
Jianyu Huang was arraigned last week on 1 count of false statements and 5 counts of federal program fraud as he was accused of sharing information from his post in the Sandia lab’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies since 2009. However, the charge was only for theft of federal property and was not for stolen classified information.
He reportedly sold research on nanotech that belongs to the US to government-run Chinese schools like Harbin Institute of Technology and Peking University, claiming them as his own.
The indictment accuses Huang of selling USD 25,000 worth of “materials, equipment, time and work product of the company staff along with intangible property” between 2009 and 2012, on 5 different instances.
A huge, decades-long study involving more than 33,000 Americans has yielded the first clear proof that drinking sugary beverages interacts with genes that affect weight, amplifying a person's risk of obesity beyond what it would be from heredity alone. This means that such drinks are especially harmful to people with genes that predispose them to weight gain. And most of us have at least some of these genes. In addition, two other major experiments have found that giving children and teens calorie-free alternatives to the sugary drinks they usually consume leads to less weight gain. Collectively, the results strongly suggest that sugary drinks cause people to pack on the pounds, independent of other unhealthy behavior such as overeating and getting too little exercise, scientists say. That adds weight to the push for taxes, portion limits like the one just adopted in New York City, and other policies to curb consumption of soda, juice drinks and sports beverages sweetened with sugar. Soda lovers do get some good news: Sugar-free drinks did not raise the risk of obesity in these studies. "You may be able to fool the taste" and satisfy a sweet tooth without paying a price in weight, said an obesity researcher with no role in the studies, Rudy Leibel of Columbia University. The studies were being presented Friday at an obesity conference in San Antonio and were published online by the New England Journal of Medicine. The gene research in particular fills a major gap in what we know about obesity. It was a huge undertaking, involving three long-running studies that separately and collectively reached the same conclusions. It shows how behavior combines with heredity to affect how fat we become. Having many of these genes does not guarantee people will become obese, but if they drink a lot of sugary beverages, "they fulfill that fate," said an expert with no role in the research, Jules Hirsch of Rockefeller University in New York. "The sweet drinking and the fatness are going together, and it's more evident in the genetic predisposition people." Sugary drinks are the single biggest source of calories in the American diet, and they are increasingly blamed for the fact that a third of U.S. children and teens and more than two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight. Consumption of sugary drinks and obesity rates have risen in tandem - both have more than doubled since the 1970s in the U.S. But that doesn't prove that these drinks cause obesity. Genes, inactivity and eating fatty foods or just too much food also play a role. Also, diet research on children is especially tough because kids are growing and naturally gaining weight. Until now, high-quality experiments have not conclusively shown that reducing sugary beverages would lower weight or body fat, said David Allison, a biostatistician who has done beverage research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, some of it with industry support. He said the new studies on children changed his mind and convinced him that limiting sweet drinks can make a difference. In one study, researchers randomly assigned 224 overweight or obese high schoolers in the Boston area to receive shipments every two weeks of either the sugary drinks they usually consumed or sugar-free alternatives, including bottled water. No efforts were made to change the youngsters' exercise habits or give nutrition advice, and the kids knew what type of beverages they were getting. After one year, the sugar-free group weighed more than 4 pounds less on average than those who kept drinking sugary beverages. "I know of no other single food product whose elimination can produce this degree of weight change," said the study's leader, Dr. David Ludwig of Boston Children's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health. The weight difference between the two groups narrowed to 2 pounds in the second year of the study, when drinks were no longer being provided. That showed at least some lasting beneficial effect on kids' habits. The study was funded mostly by government grants. A second study involved 641 normal-weight children ages 4 to 12 in the Netherlands whoregularly drank sugar-sweetened beverages. They were randomly assigned to get either a sugary drink or a sugar-free one during morning break at their schools, and were not told what kind they were given. After 18 months, the sugary-drink group weighed 2 pounds more on average than the other group. The studies "provide strong impetus" for policies urged by the Institute of Medicine, the American Heart Association and others to limit sugary drink consumption, Dr. Sonia Caprino of the Yale School of Medicine wrote in an editorial in the journal. The American Beverage Association disagreed. "Obesity is not uniquely caused by any single food or beverage," it said in a statement. "Studies and opinion pieces that focus solely on sugar-sweetened beverages, or any other single source of calories, do nothing meaningful to help address this serious issue." The genetic research was part of a much larger set of health studies that have gone on for decades across the U.S., led by the Harvard School of Public Health. Researchers checked for 32 gene variants that have previously been tied to weight. Because we inherit two copies of each gene, everyone has 64 opportunities for these risk genes. The study participants had 29 on average. Every four years, these people answered detailed surveys about their eating and drinking habits as well as things like smoking and exercise. Researchers analyzed these over several decades. A clear pattern emerged: The more sugary drinks someone consumed, the greater the impact of the genes on the person's weight and risk of becoming obese. For every 10 risk genes someone had, the risk of obesity rose in proportion to how many sweet drinks the person regularly consumed. Overall calorie intake and lifestyle factors such as exercise did not account for the differences researchers saw. This means that people with genes that predispose them to be obese are more susceptible to the harmful effects of sugary drinks on their weight, said one of the study leaders, Harvard's Dr. Frank Hu. The opposite also was true - avoiding these drinks can minimize the effect of obesity genes. "Two bad things can act together and their combined effects are even greater than either effect alone," Hu said. "The flip side of this is everyone has some genetic risk of obesity, but the genetic effects can be offset by healthier beverage choices. It's certainly not our destiny" to be fat, even if we carry genes that raise this risk. The study was funded mostly by federal grants, with support from two drug companies for the genetic analysis.
A Mining company that operates in Columbia. A public listed company that trades in Germany on the Frankfurt exchange. Blackhawk Mines Corp. (formerly named: Bentley Fairview Resources Co. Ltd.) is a gold-focused exploration and mining development company with additional interests in silver. The Company is focused on creating royalties and participating interests through joint venture partnering with independent mining operations in South America. The Company's strength is in generating prospects that provide world class gold deposits. Collectively, with our partners and associates who have extensive in-country expertise in exploration and mining operations in Colombia and throughout South America, Blackhawk Mines Corp. can become a significant venture in the mining industry. In recent years, the modern governments of Colombia, Peru and Brazil have each successfully attracted both, foreign capital and technology. Historically, these countries are known to be gold-rich areas mined by humans for thousands of years. In particular, Colombia possesses an exceptional geologic terrain for gold exploration. Within the last five years this country has produced a very high rate of plus-million ounce gold discoveries by a relatively small amount of active companies. In the 19th century, Colombia was the world's largest gold producer. Currently, Peru, Colombia's neighbor to the south, produces about 210 tons of gold per year from the metal rich Andean Cordillera. At present, the Company is focused on Colombia with its flagship Las Palmeras Project in Segovia, Antioquia adjacent to the Frontino Gold Belt reserve. Las Palmeras is an active operation including a gold processing stamp mill and has total reserves estimated at over $180,000,000 USD. The Company's operating partner based in Envigado, Department of Antioquia, has strong, established legal and political alliances that enable excellent cooperation with such key entities as the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy.
Panama City, Panama. March 01, 2012 - Blackhawk Mines Corp. ("Blackhawk") announced today that it has acquired all the assets and business operations of Amazon Gold Ventures Inc. ("Amazon"). The current South American mining operations of Amazon will continue under the Blackhawk name and will be managed by existing personnel and managing partners based in Antioquia, Colombia and Panama City. Blackhawk Mines Corp. is a public company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Open Market trading under the ticker symbol: B06N. As part of the acquisition agreement, existing shareholders of Amazon will be entitled to exchange their shares of Amazon for shares of Blackhawk on a one for one basis. The name Blackhawk Mines Corp. will be retained as the new group name and trading of Blackhawk shares will continue on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, First Quotation Board under the current ticker symbol: B06N. Recently, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange has proposed certain changes to the Open Market trading segment which will mean that Blackhawk will be applying to trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange's higher platform the "Entry Standard" later in this year. The proposed changes to the Open Market are an attempt to increase liquidity, transparency and public disclosure in German public capital markets. The management of Blackhawk is in full agreement with the proposed changes that the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is implementing and looks forward to meeting full compliance with all future listing requirements brought in by the Exchange. In addition, Blackhawk shall be seeking secondary listings of its shares on other exchanges and trading venues in order to increase market presence and liquidity for its shareholders. The merger of these two companies signifies greater resources and expertise as now Blackhawk will be able to draw on all the experience that the combined team members and joint venture partners have. Ina addition, the two corporations effectively combined together will also bring increased value and benefit to the shareholders of both companies. The exposure to operational mines in South America and exploration in California follows the trend that most financial experts are promoting; own as much Gold as possible. With prices currently in excess of $1700 an Oz, being a gold mining and exploration company has never been so profitable. Amazon has been focused on Colombia with its flagship Las Palmeras Project in Segovia, Antioquia adjacent to the Frontino Gold Belt reserve. Las Palmeras is an active operation including a gold processing stamp mill and has total reserves estimated at over $180,000,000 USD. The Company's operating partner based in Envigado, Department of Antioquia, has strong, established legal and political alliances that enable excellent cooperation with such key entities as the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy.
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This blog aims to equip ordinary people with the necessary mindset and provisions when setting out on a trip that will require staying and sleeping outside. Having the necessary knowledge is not only crucial for survival but also for the preservation of the places you'll be visiting. (For instance, learning of the basic do's and dont's in a trail park can possibly help you avoid getting arrested for littering.)
We make consultation less of a pain for you. Black Hawk Adventures believes that exploration is a good way of appreciating nature and developing a sense of protectiveness for the wildlife.
Haiti’s copper and silver reserves in its hills are now up for an extensive exploitation by a Canadian corporation that has reportedly damaged the neighboring Dominican Republic.Once this mining plan is authorized while Haiti is under foreign occupation, it could practically leave the country without its ecological, cultural and mineral wealth.Moreover, concerns surrounding the mining venture have been raised as the operation calls for the construction of a deep-water port in the northeastern part of the country, posing a significantthreat to their marine ecosystem.The biggest water reservoir that is near the mining operations is at constant risk of cyanide contamination, adding to the reports that the firm has been previously accused of destroying Indianarcheological sites by using dynamites on mountain sand.Geologists of the United Nations have documented significant pockets of copper and gold in 1970s but at that time, foreigners were not willing to risk their money in an unstable and corruptcountry.Surprisingly, it was not after the 2010 earthquake that outside investment was encouraged and investors discovered a good opportunity. In fact, just 2 weeks after the catastrophe, a Canadianexploration company purchased all the stocks of the only Haitian company which has full permits in exchange for an area of land, practically appearing as a scam.Three companies are already considering prospects of mining in Haiti but at present, only Somine has complete concessions to bring the metals out of the area.The said permits for 31 square miles were negotiated in 1996 during the presidency of Rene Preval and which required the company to hire Haitians.According to the parties interested in the mining prospects:“What we’re most excited about is that we found some silver which was never really realized before. It’s the first silver discovery in Haiti. Part of the reason why it was never really discoveredwas that historically there was so much copper prevalent — there’s a lot of outcropping at surface. The people who did the work before did not do much testing, even for gold. The geology is alittle complex for a copper porphyry, but in a good way. The surprises that we’re getting are all good ones.”At the end of the day, if Haiti could have a good administration and honest mining companies, it is still possible for it to move forward, said Black Hawk Mining Bulletin Articles
The past few months have been a particularly tough time for the music industry as the death of The Monkees’ lead singer came after those of Etta James and Whitney Houston.
Davy Jones, 66, died after a heart attack while in his stable in Florida on the morning of February 29. He was found in his car suffering from chest pains and was promptly rushed to a hospital in Stuart. However, he was pronounced dead due to severe heart attack.
His sudden death has a considerably strong impact for someone that belongs in a band that has almost never gotten any musical respect in the industry.
Jones first gained the public’s attention as an actor where he was even nominated for a Tony award for his part on the Broadway in Oliver!. Afterwards, and on the same time that The Beatles are gaining popularity, he became part of a singing group that has their weekly sitcom called The Monkees.
The funeral in Florida is expected to be private but there will be public services in England and New York to honor Jones.
The singer’s death seems to hit many people so hard, even those who are not claiming to be a fan, perhaps owing to the Monkees’ influencing generations. The height of their career came in the 60s but reruns of their show were aired in the 70s.
Jones propelled to popularity during the 60s as The Monkees TV show became a household name. Though the series only lasted for 2 years and the band eventually broke up, they have left chart-topping hits such as “Daydream Believer” and “Im a Believer”.
At 18 years old, Jones had his first performance in The Ed Sullivan Show where he sang his piece from Oliver!. Incidentally, that same night The Beatles also performed for the first time in the show.
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In an attempt to entice families to spend more time outdoors and share their experiences, LL Bean launched their “Million Moment Mission” as their 100th anniversary celebration highlight.
For every moment shared to others, Bean pledges to donate a dollar to the National Park Foundation until it reaches a million dollars. According to Bean, the concept is to get people to utilize online social media to share their experiences outdoors (via photos, video, writing blogs and commenting). The money from that will be raised will be dedicated to connecting the youth to their national parks.
This was prompted by a new survey from L.L. Bean and the NPF shows that 60% of children are spending less than one hour outside per day, with 59% of parents admitting to spending even less time outside due to various constraints.
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Defense industry firms are showing off their latest inmilitary equipmentin a 2-day Marine West Military Exhibition in Camp Pendleton with thousands of troops in attendance.
There were hundreds of military gear and weaponry in exhibit inside the venue — items that can draw the line between life and death in a battle situation.
There seem to be no sign that the defense industry is slowing down for companies, either small or big, have participated in the exposition.
Knives manufactured by theLeathermancompany are especially attracting attention — as there are not only buying military items available but also household items.
QinetiQ, one of the participating defense contractors, demonstrated their latest technology in robotic-controlled arms and robots that aid in detecting roadside bombs (a weapon that accounts for a large number of injuries and deaths in Afghanistan).
Military personnelcan choose items that they think will be quite useful and this can eventually lead to a mass purchase by the whole department. This makes this exposition a yearly opportunity for defense companies to better their trade.
The contractor also has a 10-pound gadget that soldiers can use in operating small unarmed air vehicles, called Tactical Robotic Controller. The lightweight armored vest from Elite Defense is already under the review of officials from Marine Corps.
All the gears on display, plus the free trinkets being handed out by several of the vendors, was enough to attract an enthusiast’s interest. Moreover, fellow soldiers are highly likely to take advantage of the opportunity to replace heavy protective gears that they wear when outside of their bases or on patrol.
As a soldier, especially a combat engineer, you will basically walk around with lots of heavy gears beside the vest so something like this will be quite useful. You’ll always want to look for new concepts and technology that you can utilize in your field.
The exhibit is held near the base’s Main Gate and will be open until Thursday. The general public is allowed to participate in the show
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