Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgSasini Limited (SASN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sasini Limited (SASN.ke)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileSasini Limited grows tea and coffee in Kenya and produces, stores and markets bulk tea and coffee for domestic consumption and export to Africa sub-regions. Through wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sasini Limited has interests in the tea, coffee, dairy, livestock, horticulture and tourism sectors in Kenya. Bulk tea produced by Sasini Limited is sold through the Mombasa auction or direct sales to export customers. Tea farms are in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley in Sotik. Bulk coffee is grown on eight independent estates in the Central Highland of Kenya and processed at its own pulping and wet processing facility. Sasini Limited has a coffee mill at Kamundu Coffee Estate which has a daily capacity to mill about 4 800 bags of clean coffee. Aristocrats Tea and Coffee is the exporting arm of Sasini Limited and exports milled coffee to international blending houses and roasters. Loose and tea bag products for the domestic market are sold under the brand names Sasini Gold, Sasini Chai and Sasini Premium. Coffee products for domestic consumption are sold under the brand name Kahawa Bamba and Sasini Instant Coffee. Sasini Limited maintains a herd of Holstein Friesian cattle and produces a range of yoghurt and pasteurised milk. Sasini Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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CDC investigates E. coli outbreak in lettuce

first_img Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCDCFDALettuceRecall Previous articleLight versus dark – the color of the turkey meat is due to the job of the muscleNext articleBeware of sisters bearing gifts of raisins Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Recall Alert: California lettuceCDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California growing region.center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! On November 22, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers, retailers, and restaurants not to eat or sell any romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California growing region. Additionally, consumers should not eat any salad products identified in a Missa Bay, LLC, recall announced by FSIS on November 21, 2019.Most romaine lettuce products at retail are labeled with a harvest location showing where they were grown. CDC and the FDA are advising that if this voluntary label indicates that the romaine lettuce was grown in “Salinas” (whether alone or with the name of another location) do not eat it. If the romaine does not have information about harvest region or does not indicate that it has been grown indoors (i.e. hydroponically- and greenhouse-grown), throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.FSIS-regulated establishments are advised not to serve, ship, or sell products that contain romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California, growing region. This advice includes all types of romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California, growing region, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and packages of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad. If you do not know the source of your romaine lettuce, and if you cannot obtain that information from your supplier, you should not serve, ship, or sell the product.Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to [email protected] For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.,On November 22, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers, retailers, and restaurants not to eat or sell any romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California growing region. Additionally, consumers should not eat any salad products identified in a Missa Bay, LLC, recall announced by FSIS on November 21, 2019.Most romaine lettuce products at retail are labeled with a harvest location showing where they were grown. CDC and the FDA are advising that if this voluntary label indicates that the romaine lettuce was grown in “Salinas” (whether alone or with the name of another location) do not eat it. If the romaine does not have information about harvest region or does not indicate that it has been grown indoors (i.e. hydroponically- and greenhouse-grown), throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.FSIS-regulated establishments are advised not to serve, ship, or sell products that contain romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California, growing region. This advice includes all types of romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California, growing region, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and packages of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad. If you do not know the source of your romaine lettuce, and if you cannot obtain that information from your supplier, you should not serve, ship, or sell the product.Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to [email protected] For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.last_img read more

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Aquaculture Opportunity Area designation could create a Florida deepwater fish-farming industry

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSAOAsAquaculture Opportunity AreasFish FarmingFishingfloridaNOAAThe Center SquareThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Previous articleOCPS encourages all families to apply for meal benefits before September deadlineNext articleRep. Demings introduces Federal Disaster Housing Stability Act of 2020 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The AOA designation was created after President Donald Trump issued an executive order in May that expedited development of offshore aquaculture in federal waters.Trump said the executive order was necessary to address the nation’s “seafood deficit.” Nine-tenths of seafood Americans consumed in 2017 was imported, a $17 billion “gap” between domestic and overseas seafood, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).Trump’s executive order gave the nation’s regional fishery management councils six months – until mid-November – to recommend “actions to reduce burdens on domestic fishing.”The order’s stated goals were “more effective permitting related to offshore aquaculture and additional streamlining of fishery regulations,” with ”the potential to revolutionize American seafood production.”The Gulf of Mexico and another area off southern California were issued AOA designations because of their “sustainable” aquafarming potential, NOAA said.“The selection of these regions is the first step in a process designed to establish 10 AOAs nationwide by 2025,” NOAA announced last week. “These two regions were selected for future aquaculture opportunity area locations based on the already available spatial analysis data and current industry interest in developing sustainable aquaculture operations in the region.”AOA specifics remain undetermined.“Stakeholder input is also essential to ensure the AOAs are sited in the best locations for aquaculture and to avoid conflicts with other industries or environmental harm,” NOAA’s acting National Ocean Service Assistant Administrator Nicole LeBoeuf said.Among issues to be addressed will be how a Gulf of Mexico AOA could affect Florida’s commercial fishery and the state’s mostly littoral aquaculture industry.Florida ranked 11th nationally in 2016 in seafood production, with 87 million pounds harvested and a dockside value of $237 million – 4.5 percent of the U.S. total value.Florida’s commercial fishermen accounted for 3.16 percent of the state’s agricultural receipts and supported nearly 4,000 jobs for an economic impact of $407.6 million in 2016, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.Florida aquaculture products generate about $100 million in sales annually, although the industry is viewed as undeveloped in the state. Half of Florida’s aquaculture sales are of tropical fish; it produces 95 percent of the nation’s total.Trump’s executive order already has run into snags. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 3 that aquaculture is not fishing and, therefore, NOAA cannot regulate offshore fish farms, meaning demonstration projects now must await retooled EPA regulations.Among them is the Velella Epsilon Project, a joint effort by Hawaii-based Ocean Era’s Kampachi Farms and Florida Sea Grant to install two 53-foot-by-53-foot fish pens moored in 130-135 feet of water 45 miles southwest of Sarasota.The project, proposed in 2017, is opposed by commercial fishermen and environmental organizations.A Friends of the Earth “concerns and talking points” memo on Velella Epsilon said proposed ocean fish farms “use industrial compounds, including copper, to prevent corrosion and fouling. They often use agricultural drugs, such as antibiotics, on the farmed fish. Finally, the farms freely discharge excess feed and fish waste, which can include nitrogen and phosphorous. All these pollutants flow into the ocean from the net pens, causing poor water quality and can harm the seabed, as well as marine life.”The group said Florida’s fishing industry has been hammered by red tide, hurricanes and oil spills – impacts fish-farming would aggravate.“The U.S. should learn from the negative experiences in other countries like Denmark and Canada, both of which are now moving away from this disastrous industry,” Friends of the Earth said. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has named a span of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico as one of two Aquaculture Opportunity Areas (AOAs) designed to encourage open-ocean fish farming. While Florida aquaculture products generate about $100 million in sales annually, Friends of the Earth says aquaculture causes poor water quality and can harm the seabed, as well as marine life.By John Haughey | The Center Squarecenter_img Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Charter fishing boat captain Glen Miller cleans freshly caught mahi-mahi at Bud N’ Mary’s marina in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys, on Monday, June 1, 2020. Lynne Sladky / AP Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

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Ateliê House / Arqexact

first_img Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920343/atelie-house-arqexact Clipboard CopyHouses•Arujá, Brazil Brazil Area:  382 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920343/atelie-house-arqexact Clipboard ArchDaily Year:  Architects: Arqexact Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY”center_img 2018 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Ekológika Revestimentos, Espaço Laerte Biagioli, PortalKit, Trimble, Zeloart Esquadrias Photographs:  Favaro JR Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Ateliê House / ArqexactSave this projectSaveAteliê House / ArqexactSave this picture!© Favaro JR+ 41Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Lead Architects: Engineering:Gilberto CamiloLandscaping:Daniel GilCollaborators:Letícia MeloProjeto De Interiores:Daniel Gil, Paloma Ferreira, Gabrielly RosaCity:ArujáCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Favaro JRRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroCompositesNeolithNeolith in Chase CenterMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. The Ateliê House was designed to be an artistic refuge, an area of inspiration, contemplation, and tranquility next to nature, placed on an irregular land of 382.56m², located in Arujá, metropolitan region of São Paulo. With a simple and objective program where the client’s main requirement was an unobstructed space so that he could run his easel freely and direct him to the chosen view in his moments of inspiration. The project with 382.00 m² of the built area was divided into three levels: First level, it contains an ample garage that will also be used to carve its wood logs into works of art.Save this picture!© Favaro JRSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Favaro JROn the second level, the main environment of the studio house is intended for the plastic artist to paint their screens and receive their guests with a glass cloth that fits the view of a permanent preservation area. Already on the third level, we find the exhibition of their screens contrasting with the monochromatic architecture, sharing space with the artist’s suite and an inspirational room where everyone can contemplate the pristine view of nature.Save this picture!© Favaro JRIn its frontal house facade, we are faced with a concrete wall created to protect the incidence of the afternoon sun, where the only existing opening is through a steel pivot door that accesses the main area. The materials were designed in such a way that they did not steal the highlight of the landscape that can be admired and appreciated throughout the space, through which essential materials such as concrete, steel, and wood were used to compose this architecture.Save this picture!© Favaro JRProject gallerySee allShow lessInaba Williamsburg Penthouse / Inaba WilliamsSelected ProjectsWine Museum / Atelier 405Selected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeArqexactOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesArujáBrazilPublished on July 05, 2019Cite: “Ateliê House / Arqexact” [Casa Ateliê / Arqexact] 05 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore 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 Ateliê House / Arqexact “COPY” Daniel Gil, Giovani Adams Paulilast_img read more

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Schools raise £65,000 on World Book Day

first_imgSchools raise £65,000 on World Book Day AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Schools across the UK and Ireland have raised a staggering £65,000 for World Book Day charity, Book Aid International – enough to send 47,000 books overseas. Donations from more than 500 schools have been received so far and the money is still coming in.Popular fundraising activities include sponsored reads, second hand book sales, and dressing up as favourite book characters. Many schools held a reading tent, mirroring travelling reading tents that bring the joy of story-telling and build literacy skills among thousands of African children each year. Book Aid International books are a vital part of such initiatives in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Nigeria.For World Book Day 2006 – 2 March – every school in the UK and Ireland received a free Sharing Books with the World resources poster. This year’s poster spotlighted the lives of three children from different countries in Africa, and also featured a fundraising chart for the children to colour in. Advertisement 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.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Howard Lake | 9 June 2006 | News Hundreds of children also entered a Design a Poster competition, sponsored by Dorling Kindersley. The results will be announced shortly.last_img read more

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News blackout imposed on trial of 94 activists on national security charges

first_img Organisation Receive email alerts United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa April 28, 2021 Find out more March 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News blackout imposed on trial of 94 activists on national security charges NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en December 23, 2020 Find out more News News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance to go further United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa News Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns the news blackout that the UAE’s authorities have imposed on the trial of 94 political activists and human rights defenders before the supreme court in Abu Dhabi on charges of endangering the country’s security.The authorities have allowed the UAE media to attend the four hearings so far held but not the international media. International observers and relatives of the defendants have also been banned from fifth hearing, which is due to be held tomorrow.In a related development, the netizen Abdulla Al-Hadidi was arrested on 22 March on trumped-up charges of attacking a security guard outside the court on 19 March and disseminating false information on Twitter. He is being held in Abu Dhabi’s Khaledyya district police station.The second charge has been brought under a new cyber-crime law (Federal Legal Decree No. 5/2012), which was adopted at the end of 2012 and which is regarded as pretext for drastically curbing freedom of expression and information in the UAE.The Emirates Centre for Human Rights said it believes that 41 relatives of the 94 defendants could also be arrested soon because of what they have allegedly posted on social networks about the trial.Six human rights organizations including Reporters Without Borders issued a joint statement on 28 January condemning the crackdown on human rights defenders and political activists on the eve of the UAE’s Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council. Help by sharing this information RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group June 8, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on United Arab Emirates Related documents 130325_cp_proces_des_94_ar-2.pdfPDF – 262.36 KB last_img read more

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37 dead in Italian coach crash

first_img 37 dead in Italian coach crash WhatsApp Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHealth Minister says it will be months before services return to normal at Letterkenny GeneralNext articleMayor’s “devastation” at hospital flood damage News Highland Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Pinterestcenter_img News In Italy, at least 37 people have been killed after a coach carrying pilgrims, including some children, plunged off a motorway flyover 40 kilometres from Naples.Another 11 people were injured in the crash close to the town of Avellino. Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – July 29, 2013 Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

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Alleged serial rapist caught after 27 years using genealogy search

first_imgKGO(BERKELEY, Calif.) — An alleged serial rapist suspected in at least 10 attacks in Northern California — some dating back almost three decades — was arrested on Thursday after genetic genealogy led authorities to the home of a University of California, Berkeley employee.Roy Charles Waller, 58, was charged with 12 counts of forcible sexual assault and is being held without bail.Authorities across six counties have searched for a suspect, dubbed the “NorCal Rapist,” for decades. Waller is alleged to have started his string of violent crimes in Rohnert Park, California, in June 1991. But it was a case in October 2006, the most recent tied to the suspect, which allowed police to catch the suspect.“Waller was linked by DNA as a positive match for the DNA profile of the Nor-Cal Rapist and linked directly to a sexual assault that occurred in October 2006 in the city of Sacramento,” the Sacramento Police Department said in a statement about the arrest. Authorities had recovered DNA from many of the crime scenes, but were unable to make a match.“For 27 years, there has been one common thread — his DNA,” Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said.That changed in 2018 as authorities used his DNA and the website GEDMatch, a genetic database and genealogy site, to make a positive match. Nicole Earnest-Payte was Waller’s first alleged victim. A man broke into her home in Rohnert Park when she was 21 years old.“I don’t cry a lot about this. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” a teary-eyed Earnest-Payte told San Francisco ABC station KGO on Friday. “It’s interesting, when I saw his face, I felt nothing, numb.”Earnest-Payte says no one believed her when she reported to police the rape. “I woke up to a masked man with arms around me and a gun to my head,” she said. “Bottom line, they didn’t believe me.”Now, officials know that was his M.O.“This suspect is a real-life boogieman,” said Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig. “He snuck into the victim’s homes, under the cover of darkness … and attacked them.”Reisig was one of several district attorneys who spoke Friday at a press conference. The attacks occurred in six counties in Northern California.In Contra Costa County, a John Doe complaint was filed in order to keep the statute of limitations from running out on an Oct. 31, 1996 attack.“Today we can bring some closure to the victim in Contra Costa County, who was attacked in Martinez on Halloween in 1996,” Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton said at a press conference Friday. “The latest development with this case underscores how law enforcement will never give up on a case. We will always pursue justice for our victims. Ten years after the attack in Contra Costa County our office filed a John Doe complaint with the specific DNA profile of this same individual. With the complaint, there was a John Doe warrant for $500,000. We filed the complaint to preserve the statute of limitations for some of the counts in this case.”The investigation into Waller’s alleged crimes continues. Officials believe it is possible the suspect committed more crimes.“Although some of these cases are close to 28 years old, this is still a very active investigation involving many different agencies,” Sacramento police said. “Detectives and Forensic Investigators have worked diligently throughout this investigation to process evidence, conduct extensive follow-up, and gather new information regarding these crimes.”The technology used to link Waller to attacks on 10 women in the Bay Area was the same used to arrest alleged “Golden State Killer” Joseph DeAngelo in April. DeAngelo, 72, is facing 13 counts of murder in both Northern and Southern California with cases dating back to the 1970s.“I think we have to assume that without this tool, it’s possible that these men could have died and no one ever would have known they were the involved in these crimes,” Dr. Ruth Ballard, a professor of Biological Sciences at California State University, Sacramento, told Sacramento ABC affiliate KXTV.Waller is married and has worked at UC Berkeley for 25 years, according to KGO.He is due back in court for arraignment on Monday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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BRP Companies seeks rezoning for huge Bed-Stuy development

first_img brooklynbrp companiesDevelopmentResidential Real EstateRezonings Tags Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink BRP Companies’ CEOs Geoff Flournoy and Meredith Marshall with an aerial 270 Nostrand Avenue in Bed-Stuy (Photos via BRP; Google Maps)A huge new rental project may be coming to the site of a former Brooklyn nursing home.BRP Companies, one of the city’s biggest affordable housing developers, has filed a rezoning application for 270 Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the former site of CABS Nursing Home, Bklyner reported. The facility closed several years ago and was in the process of being demolished as of 2019.BRP is seeking to build a 14-story rental building on the site, which would have 487 apartments, of which 144 would be deemed affordable. The project would also have 11,619 square feet of commercial space, including ground-floor retail and a community facility.But even though the project is at its earliest stages, it’s being met with some resistance: According to the publication, members of Community Board 3’s land use committee have taken issue with the building’s height and the affordability of its affordable units. They’d prefer the building to rise only 10 stories, and the income limits for the affordable units to be lower.Though BRP filed the rezoning application, the site is owned by a subsidiary of the Allure Group, the company at the center of the Rivington House scandal on the Lower East Side. Allure negotiated to have a deed restriction for that nursing home lifted, leading to the sale of the site to to Slate Property Group and several partners.Allure has also faced scrutiny at the Bed-Stuy site. It bought the property from CABS in 2015 for $15.6 million. A year later, the nursing home operator sued Allure, claiming that the landlord misrepresented its plans for the site, and that it forced residents out of the property, leading to the deaths of some of CABS’ residents.Allure was also sued by one of its lenders, Sabr Group, which alleged that the company fell behind on payments on a $20 million loan, and tried to force the lender to buy back the property at a 60 percent markup over a price negotiated as part of the terms of the loan.Previously, Allure had planned to bring a seven-story, 241-unit rental building to the site. The company reportedly plans to eventually transfer ownership of the site to BRP, though a spokesperson for BRP did not provide specifics to the publication.[Bklyner] — Amy Plittlast_img read more

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Genetic structure of Patagonian toothfish populations from otolith DNA

first_imgThe Patagonian toothfish, Dissostichus eleginoides, is a valuable fishery species and has a discontinuous distribution across the Southern Ocean. Identification of the genetic stock structure of toothfish would allow evaluation of the suitability of the spatial scale at which fisheries management operates. Genetic subdivision seems likely given the species distribution. Population genetics studies of this species have been performed; however, they have been limited by sample size, spatial coverage and/or the type of markers investigated. As a potential solution, we developed methods for extracting toothfish DNA from otoliths that are available in large numbers from collections held at several research institutes. Genetic differentiation between the three oceanic sectors was investigated. Four mitochondrial and four nuclear markers with multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms were sequenced by high throughput sequencing for samples from six locations. Genetic differentiation was found between three sectors with nuclear markers. However, only the Pacific sector was differentiated from other sectors with mitochondrial markers. This study demonstrates the usefulness of otolith DNA as a means of increasing sample sizes for population genetics research of fish. Additionally, the combination of nuclear and mitochondrial markers may allow insight into how the observed differences in movements between male and female toothfish impact population structure.last_img read more

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