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National Museum of Scotland reopens after three-year redevelopment
National Museum of Scotland reopens after three-year redevelopment

Friday, July 29, 2011

Today sees the reopening of the National Museum of Scotland following a three-year renovation costing £47.4 million (US$ 77.3 million). Edinburgh’s Chambers Street was closed to traffic for the morning, with the 10am reopening by eleven-year-old Bryony Hare, who took her first steps in the museum, and won a competition organised by the local Evening News paper to be a VIP guest at the event. Prior to the opening, Wikinews toured the renovated museum, viewing the new galleries, and some of the 8,000 objects inside.

Dressed in Victorian attire, Scottish broadcaster Grant Stott acted as master of ceremonies over festivities starting shortly after 9am. The packed street cheered an animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex created by Millenium FX; onlookers were entertained with a twenty-minute performance by the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers on the steps of the museum; then, following Bryony Hare knocking three times on the original doors to ask that the museum be opened, the ceremony was heralded with a specially composed fanfare – played on a replica of the museum’s 2,000-year-old carnyx Celtic war-horn. During the fanfare, two abseilers unfurled white pennons down either side of the original entrance.

The completion of the opening to the public was marked with Chinese firecrackers, and fireworks, being set off on the museum roof. As the public crowded into the museum, the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers resumed their performance; a street theatre group mingled with the large crowd, and the animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex entertained the thinning crowd of onlookers in the centre of the street.

On Wednesday, the museum welcomed the world’s press for an in depth preview of the new visitor experience. Wikinews was represented by Brian McNeil, who is also Wikimedia UK’s interim liaison with Museum Galleries Scotland.

The new pavement-level Entrance Hall saw journalists mingle with curators. The director, Gordon Rintoul, introduced presentations by Gareth Hoskins and Ralph Applebaum, respective heads of the Architects and Building Design Team; and, the designers responsible for the rejuvenation of the museum.

Describing himself as a “local lad”, Hoskins reminisced about his grandfather regularly bringing him to the museum, and pushing all the buttons on the numerous interactive exhibits throughout the museum. Describing the nearly 150-year-old museum as having become “a little tired”, and a place “only visited on a rainy day”, he commented that many international visitors to Edinburgh did not realise that the building was a public space; explaining the focus was to improve access to the museum – hence the opening of street-level access – and, to “transform the complex”, focus on “opening up the building”, and “creating a number of new spaces […] that would improve facilities and really make this an experience for 21st century museum visitors”.

Hoskins explained that a “rabbit warren” of storage spaces were cleared out to provide street-level access to the museum; the floor in this “crypt-like” space being lowered by 1.5 metres to achieve this goal. Then Hoskins handed over to Applebaum, who expressed his delight to be present at the reopening.

Applebaum commented that one of his first encounters with the museum was seeing “struggling young mothers with two kids in strollers making their way up the steps”, expressing his pleasure at this being made a thing of the past. Applebaum explained that the Victorian age saw the opening of museums for public access, with the National Museum’s earlier incarnation being the “College Museum” – a “first window into this museum’s collection”.

Have you any photos of the museum, or its exhibits?

The museum itself is physically connected to the University of Edinburgh’s old college via a bridge which allowed students to move between the two buildings.

Applebaum explained that the museum will, now redeveloped, be used as a social space, with gatherings held in the Grand Gallery, “turning the museum into a social convening space mixed with knowledge”. Continuing, he praised the collections, saying they are “cultural assets [… Scotland is] turning those into real cultural capital”, and the museum is, and museums in general are, providing a sense of “social pride”.

McNeil joined the yellow group on a guided tour round the museum with one of the staff. Climbing the stairs at the rear of the Entrance Hall, the foot of the Window on the World exhibit, the group gained a first chance to see the restored Grand Gallery. This space is flooded with light from the glass ceiling three floors above, supported by 40 cast-iron columns. As may disappoint some visitors, the fish ponds have been removed; these were not an original feature, but originally installed in the 1960s – supposedly to humidify the museum; and failing in this regard. But, several curators joked that they attracted attention as “the only thing that moved” in the museum.

The museum’s original architect was Captain Francis Fowke, also responsible for the design of London’s Royal Albert Hall; his design for the then-Industrial Museum apparently inspired by Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace.

The group moved from the Grand Gallery into the Discoveries Gallery to the south side of the museum. The old red staircase is gone, and the Millennium Clock stands to the right of a newly-installed escalator, giving easier access to the upper galleries than the original staircases at each end of the Grand Gallery. Two glass elevators have also been installed, flanking the opening into the Discoveries Gallery and, providing disabled access from top-to-bottom of the museum.

The National Museum of Scotland’s origins can be traced back to 1780 when the 11th Earl of Buchan, David Stuart Erskine, formed the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland; the Society being tasked with the collection and preservation of archaeological artefacts for Scotland. In 1858, control of this was passed to the government of the day and the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland came into being. Items in the collection at that time were housed at various locations around the city.

On Wednesday, October 28, 1861, during a royal visit to Edinburgh by Queen Victoria, Prince-Consort Albert laid the foundation-stone for what was then intended to be the Industrial Museum. Nearly five years later, it was the second son of Victoria and Albert, Prince Alfred, the then-Duke of Edinburgh, who opened the building which was then known as the Scottish Museum of Science and Art. A full-page feature, published in the following Monday’s issue of The Scotsman covered the history leading up to the opening of the museum, those who had championed its establishment, the building of the collection which it was to house, and Edinburgh University’s donation of their Natural History collection to augment the exhibits put on public display.

Selection of views of the Grand GalleryImage: Brian McNeil.

Selection of views of the Grand GalleryImage: Brian McNeil.

Selection of views of the Grand GalleryImage: Brian McNeil.

Closed for a little over three years, today’s reopening of the museum is seen as the “centrepiece” of National Museums Scotland’s fifteen-year plan to dramatically improve accessibility and better present their collections. Sir Andrew Grossard, chair of the Board of Trustees, said: “The reopening of the National Museum of Scotland, on time and within budget is a tremendous achievement […] Our collections tell great stories about the world, how Scots saw that world, and the disproportionate impact they had upon it. The intellectual and collecting impact of the Scottish diaspora has been profound. It is an inspiring story which has captured the imagination of our many supporters who have helped us achieve our aspirations and to whom we are profoundly grateful.

The extensive work, carried out with a view to expand publicly accessible space and display more of the museums collections, carried a £47.4 million pricetag. This was jointly funded with £16 million from the Scottish Government, and £17.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Further funds towards the work came from private sources and totalled £13.6 million. Subsequent development, as part of the longer-term £70 million “Masterplan”, is expected to be completed by 2020 and see an additional eleven galleries opened.

The funding by the Scottish Government can be seen as a ‘canny‘ investment; a report commissioned by National Museums Scotland, and produced by consultancy firm Biggar Economics, suggest the work carried out could be worth £58.1 million per year, compared with an estimated value to the economy of £48.8 prior to the 2008 closure. Visitor figures are expected to rise by over 20%; use of function facilities are predicted to increase, alongside other increases in local hospitality-sector spending.

Proudly commenting on the Scottish Government’s involvement Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, described the reopening as, “one of the nation’s cultural highlights of 2011” and says the rejuvenated museum is, “[a] must-see attraction for local and international visitors alike“. Continuing to extol the museum’s virtues, Hyslop states that it “promotes the best of Scotland and our contributions to the world.

So-far, the work carried out is estimated to have increased the public space within the museum complex by 50%. Street-level storage rooms, never before seen by the public, have been transformed into new exhibit space, and pavement-level access to the buildings provided which include a new set of visitor facilities. Architectural firm Gareth Hoskins have retained the original Grand Gallery – now the first floor of the museum – described as a “birdcage” structure and originally inspired by The Crystal Palace built in Hyde Park, London for the 1851 Great Exhibition.

The centrepiece in the Grand Gallery is the “Window on the World” exhibit, which stands around 20 metres tall and is currently one of the largest installations in any UK museum. This showcases numerous items from the museum’s collections, rising through four storeys in the centre of the museum. Alexander Hayward, the museums Keeper of Science and Technology, challenged attending journalists to imagine installing “teapots at thirty feet”.

The redeveloped museum includes the opening of sixteen brand new galleries. Housed within, are over 8,000 objects, only 20% of which have been previously seen.

The Window on the World rises through the four floors of the museum and contains over 800 objects. This includes a gyrocopter from the 1930s, the world’s largest scrimshaw – made from the jaws of a sperm whale which the University of Edinburgh requested for their collection, a number of Buddha figures, spearheads, antique tools, an old gramophone and record, a selection of old local signage, and a girder from the doomed Tay Bridge.

The arrangement of galleries around the Grand Gallery’s “birdcage” structure is organised into themes across multiple floors. The World Cultures Galleries allow visitors to explore the culture of the entire planet; Living Lands explains the ways in which our natural environment influences the way we live our lives, and the beliefs that grow out of the places we live – from the Arctic cold of North America to Australia’s deserts.

The adjacent Patterns of Life gallery shows objects ranging from the everyday, to the unusual from all over the world. The functions different objects serve at different periods in peoples’ lives are explored, and complement the contents of the Living Lands gallery.

Performance & Lives houses musical instruments from around the world, alongside masks and costumes; both rooted in long-established traditions and rituals, this displayed alongside contemporary items showing the interpretation of tradition by contemporary artists and instrument-creators.

The museum proudly bills the Facing the Sea gallery as the only one in the UK which is specifically based on the cultures of the South Pacific. It explores the rich diversity of the communities in the region, how the sea shapes the islanders’ lives – describing how their lives are shaped as much by the sea as the land.

Both the Facing the Sea and Performance & Lives galleries are on the second floor, next to the new exhibition shop and foyer which leads to one of the new exhibition galleries, expected to house the visiting Amazing Mummies exhibit in February, coming from Leiden in the Netherlands.

The Inspired by Nature, Artistic Legacies, and Traditions in Sculpture galleries take up most of the east side of the upper floor of the museum. The latter of these shows the sculptors from diverse cultures have, through history, explored the possibilities in expressing oneself using metal, wood, or stone. The Inspired by Nature gallery shows how many artists, including contemporary ones, draw their influence from the world around us – often commenting on our own human impact on that natural world.

Contrastingly, the Artistic Legacies gallery compares more traditional art and the work of modern artists. The displayed exhibits attempt to show how people, in creating specific art objects, attempt to illustrate the human spirit, the cultures they are familiar with, and the imaginative input of the objects’ creators.

The easternmost side of the museum, adjacent to Edinburgh University’s Old College, will bring back memories for many regular visitors to the museum; but, with an extensive array of new items. The museum’s dedicated taxidermy staff have produced a wide variety of fresh examples from the natural world.

At ground level, the Animal World and Wildlife Panorama’s most imposing exhibit is probably the lifesize reproduction of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton. This rubs shoulders with other examples from around the world, including one of a pair of elephants. The on-display elephant could not be removed whilst renovation work was underway, and lurked in a corner of the gallery as work went on around it.

Above, in the Animal Senses gallery, are examples of how we experience the world through our senses, and contrasting examples of wildly differing senses, or extremes of such, present in the natural world. This gallery also has giant screens, suspended in the free space, which show footage ranging from the most tranquil and peaceful life in the sea to the tooth-and-claw bloody savagery of nature.

The Survival gallery gives visitors a look into the ever-ongoing nature of evolution; the causes of some species dying out while others thrive, and the ability of any species to adapt as a method of avoiding extinction.

Earth in Space puts our place in the universe in perspective. Housing Europe’s oldest surviving Astrolabe, dating from the eleventh century, this gallery gives an opportunity to see the technology invented to allow us to look into the big questions about what lies beyond Earth, and probe the origins of the universe and life.

In contrast, the Restless Earth gallery shows examples of the rocks and minerals formed through geological processes here on earth. The continual processes of the planet are explored alongside their impact on human life. An impressive collection of geological specimens are complemented with educational multimedia presentations.

Beyond working on new galleries, and the main redevelopment, the transformation team have revamped galleries that will be familiar to regular past visitors to the museum.

Formerly known as the Ivy Wu Gallery of East Asian Art, the Looking East gallery showcases National Museums Scotland’s extensive collection of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese material. The gallery’s creation was originally sponsored by Sir Gordon Wu, and named after his wife Ivy. It contains items from the last dynasty, the Manchu, and examples of traditional ceramic work. Japan is represented through artefacts from ordinary people’s lives, expositions on the role of the Samurai, and early trade with the West. Korean objects also show the country’s ceramic work, clothing, and traditional accessories used, and worn, by the indigenous people.

The Ancient Egypt gallery has always been a favourite of visitors to the museum. A great many of the exhibits in this space were returned to Scotland from late 19th century excavations; and, are arranged to take visitors through the rituals, and objects associated with, life, death, and the afterlife, as viewed from an Egyptian perspective.

The Art and Industry and European Styles galleries, respectively, show how designs are arrived at and turned into manufactured objects, and the evolution of European style – financed and sponsored by a wide range of artists and patrons. A large number of the objects on display, often purchased or commissioned, by Scots, are now on display for the first time ever.

Shaping our World encourages visitors to take a fresh look at technological objects developed over the last 200 years, many of which are so integrated into our lives that they are taken for granted. Radio, transportation, and modern medicines are covered, with a retrospective on the people who developed many of the items we rely on daily.

What was known as the Museum of Scotland, a modern addition to the classical Victorian-era museum, is now known as the Scottish Galleries following the renovation of the main building.

This dedicated newer wing to the now-integrated National Museum of Scotland covers the history of Scotland from a time before there were people living in the country. The geological timescale is covered in the Beginnings gallery, showing continents arranging themselves into what people today see as familiar outlines on modern-day maps.

Just next door, the history of the earliest occupants of Scotland are on display; hunters and gatherers from around 4,000 B.C give way to farmers in the Early People exhibits.

The Kingdom of the Scots follows Scotland becoming a recognisable nation, and a kingdom ruled over by the Stewart dynasty. Moving closer to modern-times, the Scotland Transformed gallery looks at the country’s history post-union in 1707.

Industry and Empire showcases Scotland’s significant place in the world as a source of heavy engineering work in the form of rail engineering and shipbuilding – key components in the building of the British Empire. Naturally, whisky was another globally-recognised export introduced to the world during empire-building.

Lastly, Scotland: A Changing Nation collects less-tangible items, including personal accounts, from the country’s journey through the 20th century; the social history of Scots, and progress towards being a multicultural nation, is explored through heavy use of multimedia exhibits.

Sep 10
Incontinence Products Comfort For The Elderly

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If you are a caregiver for a senior who is dealing with incontinence there may be a variety of different products that you will need to help manage it. While the focus of most sites and stores is to educate you about the products (adult style diapers), that the patient with incontinence will wear it is important to know that there are other products available that will help you to better manage the issues that surround incontinence. In addition, the use of these items will provide comfort for the elderly. If you are a caregiver or a senior with incontinence, it is important to know about these products and how they can help. Here is what you need to know about incontinence products beyond adult diapers.

Wipes-There are a variety of wipes that are available for either the senior to use on their own, or if care giving is extensive, for the caregiver to use when cleaning the elderly patient who has incontinence. These wipes are specially formulated to be gentle on the skin and help reduce the irritation that incontinence can bring to sensitive older skin. This is crucial since older skin is more prone to breakdown and the possibility of infection. These wipes are usually disposable to help maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. They can be found on many sites that sell incontinence products.

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Gloves-Due to the hygienic issues that surround incontinence caregivers may need to have a ready stock of glove on hand. These can be helpful when cleaning up accidents or providing care for the elderly loved one. The gloves can be ordered in bulk to insure that there are plenty available when needed.

Under pads-These types of pads can be used to provide additional protection for either the bed or chair of the senior who has incontinence. These are easily laid out on the chair or bed and are specially designed to be highly absorbent. It is important to know that these pads come both in disposable and washable types. Caregivers will need to determine which type works best for the situation for the senior in their care.

Skin care products-One of the most serious problems for seniors with incontinence, is the risk of having skin problems. Older skin breaks down easily and needs care to prevent sores and other openings that put the senior at risk of infection. Incontinence poses a risk to older skin due to the effects of urine and fecal matter against the skin. This can be mitigated somewhat by using products that are specially designed to care for and treat older skin. These products are usually available in a product line that includes: gentle body washes, shampoos and lotions that can help to heal and protect skin. Many come in fragrance free or hyper-allergenic formulas for even more protection.

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Sep 10
US Department of Health proposes priorities for flu vaccine distribution
US Department of Health proposes priorities for flu vaccine distribution

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Draft guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services in November have established a series of tiers and categories for distribution of scarce vaccine in the event of pandemic flu. These guidelines give strong preference for emergency responders, military and national security personnel, and socially important occupations, such as top politicians, energy sector and communications personnel, bankers, and newborn infants. Distribution of vaccine to the elderly occupies a low priority, especially in the event of a severe pandemic with a case-fatality rate of 2% or more causing more than 1.8 million deaths. The scheme differs significantly from that proposed in Britain in 2005, which gave high priority to the elderly, noting that most of the deaths in recent years – ranging from 12,000 to 29,000 annually – were in elderly patients.

U.S. 2007 Britain 2005
Tier 1. Deployed/mission critical national security, health care providers, police, fire, vaccine manufacturers, top politicians Priority 1. Health care workers, nursing home staff
Tier 1*. Pregnant women, infants (*Sub-tier plan places at lower priority than other Tier 1) Priority 2. Fire, police, security, communications, utilities, undertakers, armed forces
Tier 2. Intelligence, border, national guard, other domestic national security, community support, electricity, natural gas, communications, water, critical government personnel, children, household contacts of infants Priority 3. High medical risk (e.g. diabetes, immunosuppressed)
Priority 4. All over 65 years of age
Tier 3. Other active duty military, important health care, transport, food, banking, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil sector personnel, postal and other government, children Priority 5. Selected industries, e.g. pharmaceuticals
Tier 4. High risk conditions, all over 65 years of age Priority 6. Children
Tier 5. General public Priority 7. General public

The plan is open to public comment under U.S. Federal Register guidelines until December 31.

Sep 10
The Lancet study suggests inactivity now as deadly as smoking
The Lancet study suggests inactivity now as deadly as smoking

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A report published by public-health journal The Lancet suggests living a sedentary lifestyle is now as-fatal for individuals as smoking. Compiled by 33 research workers, the report speaks of a “pandemic” in which an estimated one-in-three adults worldwide are inactive, leading to approximately 5.3 million fatalities from this.

Research for The Lancet established people in higher-income countries are more inactive than those where lower incomes prevail. The study indicated nearly two-in-three adults in the United Kingdom are not active enough. “Roughly three of every 10 individuals aged 15 years or older — about 1.5 billion people — do not reach present physical activity recommendations,” states the report, publicised in the approach to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Pedro Hallal, a lead researcher for the study, explained: “With the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games, sport and physical activity will attract tremendous worldwide attention. Although the world will be watching elite athletes from many countries compete in sporting events […] most spectators will be quite inactive. The global challenge is clear – make physical activity a public health priority throughout the world to improve health and reduce the burden of disease.” Faculty of Public Health president Professor Lindsey Davies spoke of a similar theory: “We need to do all we can to make it easy for people to look after their health and get active as part of their daily lives […] Our environment has a significant part to play. For example, people who feel unsafe in their local park will be less likely to use it.” According to BBC Health, exercising can assist in strengthening one’s bones, as well as assisting with issues such as insomnia and depression.

However, BBC News Online reported the comparison of a sedentary lifestyle with smoking has been called into question, as smoking is more likely to cause death. At-issue is comparing the number of smokers with the significantly lower number of individuals living sedentary lifestyles. Dr. Claire Knight from Cancer Research UK asserts: “When it comes to preventing cancer, stopping smoking is by far the most important thing you can do.”

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Sep 7
Exploration And Study Of Bamboo Fiber

By Lanbo Jiang

Chinese people have always loved bamboo, China is the world’s research, training and utilization of bamboo, the first country. Long history of bamboo bamboo fiber available culture is greatly looking forward to and loved the psychological basis of …… from bamboo in Chinese history and cultural development and spiritual and cultural formation of the enormous role of bamboo and Chinese poetry and landscape painting has a long history of relationship building, and Bamboo is closely related with people’s lives is not difficult to see that China deserves to be called as the “bamboo civilized country.” No one kind of bamboo plant can be as human civilization as such far reaching impact, China’s “bamboo culture” thus goes back.

Bamboo grows fast, strong adaptability, and also has a wide range of uses. Bamboo and people’s lives, involve the use of bamboo clothing, food, shelter, transportation, use of all. In the apparel side, bamboo clothing of the Chinese people play an important role in the origin and development. Qin and Han dynasties appeared with a bamboo cloth, take bamboo crown, made of bamboo products bamboo rain shoes, bamboo hats, bamboo umbrella, still in use. Bamboo fabric Lingnan region in the Tang Dynasty was an important tribute to one of the several counties, or the ancient people of bamboo decorative material on the bamboo culture of contribution to human clothing. Bamboo and the relationship of human life, as Su stated: “Bamboo shoots for food, home bamboo tile, set by bamboo raft, cooking, bamboo, bamboo clothes are leather, books are bamboo paper, bamboo shoes, you can not really be said day gentleman has. “

Extraction of natural bamboo fiber. Although bamboo is so well known, cherished, was so widely used in life, but the processed bamboo fiber, textile and apparel products produced in recent years or something. Can be said that humans and bamboo have Qiefu of “close contact” is developed from the beginning of the bamboo fiber.Bamboo fiber is extracted from the bamboo as a green environmentally friendly fibers, the main composition is cellulose, the fiber diameter of 0.03 0.18mm fiber length 10 40mm. Water content is less than or equal to 15%. Compared with other fibers, due to its high environmental protection, good ventilation, a unique elasticity, water absorption and a strong vertical and horizontal strength of good features, but more and more industry attention by and utilization. Since the special structure of bamboo fiber, natural cross section of a high degree of “hollow”, industry experts said the bamboo fiber is “breathing fabric.”

After the bamboo fiber is a special processing, handling and without any chemical additives produced by the natural, green products, the value of its length and fineness of cotton fibers than the rich, slightly more hollow and porous, stiffness also be greater, both high absorbent capacity and good air permeability, as well as the unique resilience, and a series of advantages compared to cotton fibers. Bamboo fiber covered with oval cross section of the pores, you can instantly absorb and evaporate water; bamboo fiber is difficult to place mildew, easy to breed bacteria. Made with the fabric, feel smooth and delicate, full and quite broad, with strong breathable air permeability; with clothing made of fibers than valuables, there is no sense of restraint, freedom of movement, unrestrained, relaxed and comfortable wearing sense and feel good. Combined with years of cultural accumulation of bamboo, bamboo fiber clothing appear very popular.

Bamboo fiber has many advantages, can be summarized as the following five areas:

1. green. Production of bamboo fiber bamboo grows in the mountain environment from the use of pesticides, 100% bamboo fiber can degrade, is pollution free environment friendly fiber. Used in high tech production process, making it without any chemical additives remaining natural fiber.

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2. cool type fiber. Bamboo is the only cool type of natural fiber, this fiber is a natural hollow, plum shaped cross section arranged in a highly breathable, warm and good, to avoid the traditional cylindrical fibers with poor ventilation defects, filling a natural cool Fiber blank.

3. health care function. Natural honey with bamboo bamboo fiber and pectin components, the composition is useful for skin health, bamboo fiber UV capability, this fiber production of spring and summer on the skin better UV protection.

4. recovery, and can be machine washable, non iron, fiber dyeing good. Since the natural resilience of bamboo, bamboo fiber production of fabrics has strong stability and crease resistant, machine washable and have a good effect free ironing, great convenience to the consumer. Bamboo fiber dyeing performance, easy to color, color fastness in 3.5 above.

5. the natural antibacterial properties of bamboo fiber. Bamboo in natural environment can be kept free of insects, not rotten, because bamboo is a natural antibacterial ingredients exist in the “bamboo benzoquinone.” In the production process of bamboo fiber, through continuous testing, preservation of its natural anti bacterial antimicrobial function, and adopted the Shanghai Institute of Preventive Medicine, Japan Textile Inspection Association test. Bamboo fiber can fight the bacteria, including golden staph, pneumonia bacteria, green bacteria and E. coli concentration.

Throughout Europe and the United States market, with clothing made of bamboo fiber fabric has become a favorite of consumers. According to the media description, in the Japanese market, a women made of bamboo fiber coats the market price up to 500 U.S. dollars. “Paper with bamboo dress clothes” has become a female fashion consumer. The reason why bamboo fiber apparel favored by the international market, not only by the return to nature and source of evergreen plants, sake, more importantly, it has the incomparable advantage of other fibers, such as the excellent colorability, rebound, drape, wear resistance, antimicrobial resistance, especially moisture, put wet, breathability and top all the first fiber. Bamboo fiber cross section are covered with large and small gaps, can absorb and evaporate water in an instant, the hot summer wear bamboo fiber fabric making clothes, It was especially cool. There is a growing awareness of the importance of health when, wearing clothing made of bamboo fiber and healthy new trend of fashion.

Bamboo fiber clothing advantages:

1. absorbing or releasing moisture, breathable clothing for all types of fiber head; wear comfortable, do not leave sweat, chill, in particular, people feel especially cool in summer. Dongnuanxialiang wearability with.

2. good natural antibacterial, antimicrobial function, skin injury.

3. significant UV protection, especially against UV in human skin cancer.

4. soft, smooth, with a special bamboo texture and drape, easy care.

5. bright colors, has a special luster. Excellent dyeing, color fastness, do not produce toxic effects on people.6, wear and pilling, easy scratch.Bamboo fiber clothing biggest advantages: moisture absorbing comfort, anti ultraviolet, anti bacterial.

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Mar 10
Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO apologies for financial planning scandal

Thursday, July 3, 2014 

Ian Narev, the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this morning “unreservedly” apologised to clients who lost money in a scandal involving the bank’s financial planning services arm.

Last week, a Senate enquiry found financial advisers from the Commonwealth Bank had made high-risk investments of clients’ money without the clients’ permission, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars lost. The Senate enquiry called for a Royal Commission into the bank, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Mr Narev stated the bank’s performance in providing financial advice was “unacceptable”, and the bank was launching a scheme to compensate clients who lost money due to the planners’ actions.

In a statement Mr Narev said, “Poor advice provided by some of our advisers between 2003 and 2012 caused financial loss and distress and I am truly sorry for that. […] There have been changes in management, structure and culture. We have also invested in new systems, implemented new processes, enhanced adviser supervision and improved training.”

An investigation by Fairfax Media instigated the Senate inquiry into the Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning division and ASIC.

Whistleblower Jeff Morris, who reported the misconduct of the bank to ASIC six years ago, said in an article for The Sydney Morning Herald that neither the bank nor ASIC should be in control of the compensation program.

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Mar 10
South African prosecutors charge ANC leader Jacob Zuma with corruption

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Corruption-related charges have been brought against Jacob Zuma, the newly-elected leader of the African National Congress (ANC), according to his lawyer. A trial is scheduled to begin on August 14, 2008.

The charges stem from an arms deal with a French company, which is alleged to have involved bribes and fraud. Zuma’s financial adviser at the time, Schabir Shaik, was convicted in 2005 of attempting to solicit a bribe of US$72,500 per year from the arms company on Zuma’s behalf and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Zuma was fired as deputy president in 2005 by South African President Thabo Mbeki due to the scandal.

Two-term ANC leader Mbeki recently lost an ANC leadership contest to Jacob Zuma, who garnered about 60 percent of delegate votes in his win.

Zuma had been charged with corruption in 2005, but the case was dismissed on procedural grounds. Michael Hulley, Zuma’s defence lawyer, indicated that they will strongly contest the new charges in court. Hulley also suggested that the South African government’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and its anti-organised crime division known as The Scorpions, have carried out a smear campaign against Zuma.

“These charges will be vigorously defended, in the context of the belief that the Scorpions (NPA) have acted wrongly and with improper motive calculated to discredit Mr. Zuma and ensure that he play no leadership role in the political future of our country,” said Michael Hulley in a statement.

Given that the ANC has been the governing party in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994, it is likely that Jacob Zuma could become the next president after general elections in 2009. Zuma has said, however, that he would resign if he was found guilty by the courts.

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Jan 17
How A Vehicle Tracking System Brings Up Your Bottom Line

How a Vehicle Tracking System Brings Up Your Bottom Line



A GPS vehicle tracking system is the perfect partner for any fleet company or transport business. Tracking systems have enabled hundreds of UK haulage concerns to drag their bottom lines up out of the depths and present much more agile end of year figures, thanks to the versatility of their controlling software.

The software in a GPS tracking system allows users to build meaningful reports as well as knowing where their fleet vehicles are. The reports, over time, give key information about where the fleet’s performance is dragging the bottom line down – and that’s when the vehicle tracking system starts doing more than just telling you the location of all your trucks.

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The tracking software is able to deliver real time alerts when any unauthorised vehicle activity occurs. This activity is defined as unauthorised by the user. Typical user defined activity thresholds may include blocking vehicle use beyond a specified amount of driving time, in order to comply with the Working Time Directive. Fleet companies can face heavy fines if their drivers are found to be driving more than the legal limit of hours in any given day, week, or month period. By using the vehicle tracking system software to alert company owners and managers to over use, the companies in question are able to avoid fines that used to be routine annoyances: annoyances, of course, that quickly added up to real financial burdens. The system can also set up geofences – pre determined areas into which a vehicle may not go. When a vehicle enters a proscribed area the system lets you know about it. A vehicle tracking system is able to assist fleet companies in devising and implementing a series of Key Performance Indicators – all of which are necessary to track the overall productivity and behaviour of the company as a whole. Once the GPS system is in place, the company can track the milestones it sets with KPIs and so raise the bottom line to a more acceptable average. Typical KPIs, all facilitated by the GPS tracking system, include: general operational costs (like fuel bills and maintenance); improved operational practice; and improved customer service. Operating costs go down when vehicles set off alarms through unauthorised use. They won’t be used in an unauthorised way if staff knows that doing so sets off an alarm with the vehicle tracking system. Operational practice improves when the system is used to electronically fill out time sheets: a function that also helps fleet owners keep an eye on the Working Time Directive side of things. Customer Service improves when the company is able to notify its customers when a delivery is in progress, or 15 minutes from destination. The parameters of the operating system are such that the owner company can set an alarm to go off when a vehicle is a specified time from destination – and then send an update to a waiting customer.

Simplytrak based in Riplingham, Brough are leaders in the asset tracking industry. A good

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