Winds blamed for PG&E power shut-off subside, leave behind bone-dry weather

The high winds that led to an unprecedented power shutdown have blown through the Bay Area, reducing the fire danger and leaving behind bone-dry weather with temperatures that will drop over the weekend. Light offshore breezes were still flowing offshore Friday, but the gales that swept across Bay Area hills and mountains have disappeared. Mount Saint Helena, which reported gusts of 76 mph on Thursday, had winds peaking at just 20 mph by morning, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Spencer Tangen. As of 6 a.m. Friday, PG&E officials had identified 23 instances of weather-related damage in areas affected by the power shut-offs. The National Weather Service has lifted red flag warnings for conditions that could cause wildfires to spread rapidly, but the weather remains dry with relative humidity in the 10% to 20% range. The disappearance of the gusting Diablo winds means fires are far less likely to turn into out-of-control conflagrations like the deadly wind-whipped Wine Country and Camp fires of the past two years. “It’s still dry and a little breezy,” Tangen said, “but the fire condition has definitely come down.” Bay Area residents away from the bay and th...

2019 China Automated Microbiology Market – Emerging Assays, Sales Forecasts and Profiles of Leading Industry Players

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “China Automated Microbiology Market for over 100 Tests” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This report examines current and emerging assays; forecasts volume and sales for molecular diagnostic, microbial identification, antibiotic susceptibility, blood culture, urine screening and immunodiagnostic procedures, as well as over 100 infectious disease tests by assay and application; profiles leading players and potential market entrants; and suggests alternative market penetration strategies for suppliers. The level of automation in the microbiology laboratory has been lagging behind that of other major clinical laboratory segments, such as chemistry and hematology. The slow acceptance of the technology is in part due to the complexity of developing automation suitable for microbiology tests. The introduction of automated microbiology instrumentation has been delayed by a number of intrinsic and technical problems. The diffusion of automated microbiology systems, once the technology was developed, has not matched that of other automated laboratory technologies. The acquisition of automation in microbi...

CAGR of 7.6%, BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PLASTIC Market is expected to reach $104,507 million by 2025 | DSM, BASF, Chem Philips, DowDuPont Inc., INEOS Group Holdings S.A.

The ‘ BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PLASTIC market’ research report added by Report Ocean, is an in-depth analysis of the latest trends, market size, status, upcoming technologies, industry drivers, challenges, regulatory policies, with key company profiles and strategies of players. The research study provides market introduction, BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PLASTIC market definition, regional market scope, sales and revenue by region, manufacturing cost analysis, Industrial Chain, market effect factors analysis, BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PLASTIC market size forecast, 100+ market data, Tables, Pie Chart, Graphs and Figures, and many more for business intelligence. The global building and construction plastic market was valued at $57,908.8 million in 2017 and is expected to reach $104,507 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 7.6%.  UPTO 30% OFF ON SINGLE USER PDF: https://www.reportocean.com/industry-verticals/sample-request?report_id=30904 DSM, BASF, Chem Philips, DowDuPont Inc., INEOS Group Holdings S.A., Lanxess, LG Chem Ltd., LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., SABIC, and Solvay. The Global BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PLASTIC Market also explains the competitive landscape amon...

‘Do carrier bags go in the bin?’ a guide to the myths and realities of plastic recycling | Sustainability unwrapped

With 40,000 types of plastic and varying advice on how to recycle it, there’s much to learn. From deciphering symbols to dealing with carrier bags, here’s how to get your recycling right Recycling plastics is a daily guessing game for most householders. Cardboard, paper, metal and glass can all be tossed straight into the recycling bin if they are clean and free from grease and stains. But plastic is complicated. There is no end of fallacies and misconceptions about which pieces of plastic packaging go in the recycling bin and which are general waste. Don’t rely on the myths about plastic recycling – get your facts straight and you too can recycle. Approximately 8bn tonnes of plastic have been produced since the 1950s, and most of that exists somewhere on the planet because it takes thousands of years to degrade. Of the 5.8bn tonnes of plastic no longer in use, only 9% has been recycled. Almost half of all the plastic produced each year is used for product packaging. From shampoo bottles to tubs of yogurt, Europeans each produce an average of 31kg of plastic waste a year. But what should we do with it? Throw it in the recycling bin? Chuck it in the waste? Or take it to a recycli...

Brain cancer remains challenging to diagnose, due to nonspecific symptoms and a lack of cost-effective tests.

Brain cancer remains challenging to diagnose, due to nonspecific symptoms and a lack of cost-effective tests. A new blood test that uses attenuated total reflection (ATR)-Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy in conjunction with machine learning technology, may help advance the detection of brain cancer. The patented technology, developed by a team at the University of Strathclyde, uses infrared light to produce a “bio-signature” of a blood sample and applies artificial intelligence to check for the signs of cancer. The research is published in Nature Communications in a paper titled, “Development of high-throughput ATR-FTIR technology for rapid triage of brain cancer.” In the paper, the researchers describe the development of instrumentation for the analysis of serum that is able to differentiate cancer and control patients at a sensitivity and specificity of 93.2% and 92.8%. In addition, preliminary data from the first prospective clinical validation study are presented. This research is advancing towards clinical translation and is being commercialized by ClinSpec Diagnostics. “This is the first publication of data from our clinical feasibility study and it is the f...

A Game of Thrones x Alex and Ani collection is here and it is time to channel your inner Khaleesi

From Penneys’ Westerosi homeware and pyjama range to the Urban Decay makeup collection that will have you channeling your inner Khaleesi, there’s been no shortage of Game of Thrones-inspired collections released over the last few weeks to get fans excited for season eight. Jewellery brand Alex and Ani have unveiled a Game of Thrones collection, which will have you feeling like you’re ready to rule the Seven Kingdoms. From bangles to earrings and everything else in-between, the collection has everything a Game of Thrones fan could want. While the Game of Thrones range is currently available on Alex and Ani’s North American site, there’s no word yet on when it will be arriving over here – if at all. Bar Necklace So, if you’re making a trip Stateside in the next few weeks, it may be your best chance to snap one up. Fashion Accessories, Jewelry Sets, Key Chain, Mony Clip – Minggui Jewelry,https://www.jewellrylove.com/

Layoffs and Canceled Shows at WBAI-FM, a New York Radio Original

For decades, WBAI-FM has remained a proudly scrappy alternative in New York’s radio market, a bastion of left-wing political commentary and community voices rarely heard elsewhere on the dial. That identity was cast into doubt on Monday when the station’s owner, the nonprofit Pacifica Foundation, abruptly laid off most of WBAI’s staff and replaced its local programming with shows drawn from Pacifica’s four other stations. Ten of WBAI’s 12 employees were laid off, according to John Vernile, Pacifica’s interim executive director. Employees and volunteer hosts at the station said they were blindsided by Pacifica’s decision. “We are in disbelief,” said Alexander J. Urbelis, a host of “Off the Hook,” a weekly show about computer hacking. “Nobody was given any notice of this or any opportunity to be heard.” Berthold Reimers, WBAI’s general manager, told producers in an email on Monday morning: “There is a show on the air now that I do not recognize. This means your shows are no longer on WBAI.” Mr. Reimers declined to comment. Pacifica leaders said that the decision to shut down WBAI’s operations in New York had been in the works for months, and that it was an essential step to save t...

Comparing of Element Solutions Inc (ESI) and Olin Corporation (NYSE:OLN)

We will be contrasting the differences between Element Solutions Inc (NYSE:ESI) and Olin Corporation (NYSE:OLN) as far as institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Specialty Chemicals industry. Table 1 highlights Element Solutions Inc and Olin Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Table 2 represents Element Solutions Inc (NYSE:ESI) and Olin Corporation (NYSE:OLN)’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins. Element Solutions Inc’s 2.13 beta indicates that its volatility is 113.00% more volatile than that of Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, Olin Corporation’s 53.00% volatility makes it more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 1.53 beta. The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Element Solutions Inc are 2.2 and 1.8. Competitively, Olin Corporation has 1.5 and 0.8 for Current and Quick Ratio. Element Solutions Inc’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Olin Corporation. Element Solutions Inc and Olin Corporation Ratings and Recommendations are available in the next table. $8 is Element Solu...