JOSEPH BOU SAMRA, LEADING FOOD SAFETY EXPERT, AND FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF GMCS MENA, DOTCOM MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

JOSEPH BOU SAMRA, LEADING FOOD SAFETY EXPERT, AND FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF GMCS MENA, DOTCOM MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

JOSEPH BOU SAMRA, LEADING FOOD SAFETY EXPERT, AND FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF GMCS MENA, DOTCOM MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

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JOSEPH BOU SAMRA, LEADING FOOD SAFETY EXPERT, AND FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF GMCS MENA, ZOOM INTERVIEWED BY DOTCOM MAGAZINE

Joseph Bou Samra is a worldwide leader in food safety, and it was an honor to have him on the show!

— Andy "Jake" Jacob, CEO, DotCom Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — JOSEPH BOU SAMRA, LEADING FOOD SAFETY EXPERT, AND FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF GMCS MENA, ZOOM INTERVIEWED BY DOTCOM MAGAZINE

Joseph Bou Samra Interviewed by DotCom Magazine for The Entrepreneur Spotlight Video Interview Series. A DotCom Magazine Exclusive Interview.
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Joseph Bou Samra, a worldwide leading food safety expert and consultant, and influential Managing Partner of GMCS MENA, has been interviewed by DotCom Magazine as part of the online magazine’s Entrepreneur Spotlight Interview Series.

Joseph Bou Samra of GMCS MENA, joins other leading CEO’s, founders, and thought leaders that have participated in this informative video interview series. In the interview, Joseph Bou Samra discusses new initiatives at GMCS MENA, what makes the company different than its competitors, and shares thoughts on leadership and entrepreneurship. Joseph Bou Samra joins other leaders building strong and compelling companies who have been invited to participate in the video series.

Joseph Bou Samra says, “Being interviewed on the DotCom Magazine Entrepreneur Spotlight Series was really amazing. I really enjoyed the time speaking with DotCom Magazine’s CEO, Andy Jacob, about food safety, entrepreneurship and new initiatives at GMCS MENA.” Joseph Bou Samra continues, “Our success at the company is a true testament to the team and culture that we have built at GMCS MENA, and it was a real honor to have been invited on the show.”

Andy Jacob, CEO of DotCom Magazine says, “The interview with Joseph Bou Samra was remarkably impressive and informative. Anyone, especially CEO’s and founders, can learn from the leadership position of GMCS MENA in the food safety. Joseph Bou Samra is a leading force in the food safety field, and we were extremely fortunate to have spent some time learning more about how GMCS MENA is forging a new path of leadership in the food safety space.”

DotCom Magazine is a leading news platform providing fascinating interviews with news makers, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs. DotCom Magazine is the leader in putting people with insatiable entrepreneurial spirit at the forefront of every story it publishes. The Entrepreneur Spotlight Interview Video Series looks at business through the lens of a successful entrepreneur’s mindset. The Entrepreneur Spotlight Series has included many high-profile leaders, including Inc 5000 founders, Ted Talk presenters, ABC Shark Tank participants, Forbes Council members, venture backed visionaries, and many other wonderful thought leaders and entrepreneurs. DotCom Magazine covers real entrepreneur stories and real founders and CEO’s making a difference. Regardless of who the entrepreneur is, where they live, or what they are doing, if it is interesting and newsworthy, DotCom Magazine covers it. In selecting entrepreneurs for this important series, we consider the newsworthiness of the story and what our readers want to learn about. If something is important to our readers, it is important to DotCom Magazine. The people at DotCom Magazine believe in including a diverse range of entrepreneur voices in our reporting, actively pursuing diversity in our entrepreneurs, and listening to our readers and viewers to make sure we are as open and responsive as possible.

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Une étude réalisée par Clear Seas met en lumière le trafic maritime commercial sur la côte canadienne du Pacifique

Les grands navires et les remorqueurs assurent des liaisons commerciales régionales et internationales

C’est fascinant de pouvoir visualiser les liens entre les ports et les fluctuations saisonnières du trafic maritime – ces liens ressemblent au système circulatoire d’un organisme vivant.”

— Paul Blomerus, le directeur exécutif de Clear Seas.

VANCOUVER, (C.-B.), CANADA, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Une étude du trafic maritime sur la côte canadienne du Pacifique réalisée par Clear Seas vient combler une lacune dans les connaissances concernant les quelque 6 000 navires commerciaux et remorqueurs qui sillonnent ces eaux chaque année. Elle fournit également des données précieuses pour l’évaluation des risques de pollution par les hydrocarbures associés à la circulation de ces navires. Cette étude constitue, à ce jour, l’analyse la plus actuelle et la plus complète du trafic maritime commercial dans la région canadienne du Pacifique accessible au public.

« L’étude dresse un portrait complet du commerce et du trafic maritimes dans la région », affirme Paul Blomerus, le directeur exécutif de Clear Seas. « C’est fascinant de pouvoir visualiser les liens entre les ports et les fluctuations saisonnières du trafic maritime – ces liens ressemblent au système circulatoire d’un organisme vivant », ajoute-t-il.

Sans grande surprise, l’étude a révélé que les exportations de marchandises en vrac, comme les céréales et le charbon, constituent le trafic maritime international dominant dans la région. Avec les porte-conteneurs, les vraquiers représentent plus de 70% des navires océaniques qui font escale dans les ports de la côte canadienne du Pacifique. Le rapport jette également un nouvel éclairage sur l’incidence de l’économie et de la protection de l’environnement sur les habitudes de circulation des navires – des incidences qui engendrent parfois des conséquences inattendues, comme les émissions supplémentaires de gaz à effet de serre générées par les navires qui empruntent un itinéraire plus long afin d’éviter les zones qui limitent la pollution au dioxyde de soufre.

Au-delà du rôle que jouent les grands ports comme ceux de Vancouver et de Prince Rupert dans le commerce international, le rapport souligne le rôle important que jouent les ports comme ceux de Nanaimo, de Chemainus, de Port Mellon, de Squamish, de Port Alberni, de Port McNeill, de Kitimat, de Stewart, de Port Alice et de Gold River dans le commerce. En effet, l’étude révèle qu’une proportion surprenante du trafic maritime sur la côte est attribuable aux remorqueurs qui tirent des barges à destination ou en provenance de ces plus petits ports. Courante sur la côte du Pacifique, cette pratique permet le transport de biens essentiels vers les communautés côtières éloignées et la livraison de matières premières et de produits finis pour soutenir certains secteurs clés de l’économie locale, comme les scieries et les usines de pâte à papier. À Nanaimo, Chemainus, Port Mellon et Squamish, le trafic des remorqueurs est dix fois plus important que celui des navires de charge.

Bien que les navires et les remorqueurs génèrent des possibilités économiques aux communautés situées le long de la côte, ils peuvent aussi causer des dommages à l’environnement, notamment de par le risque de déversements d’hydrocarbures. Les évaluations des risques de déversements se concentrent souvent sur les pétroliers, mais l’étude de Clear Seas souligne le fait que les hydrocarbures transportés comme carburant par les navires constituent également une menace de pollution. L’équipe de recherche a développé des cartes illustrant les endroits où les plus grandes quantités d’hydrocarbures sont transportées sous forme de cargaison et de combustible, et est arrivée à quelques conclusions étonnantes. Bien que les navires-citernes qui se rendent à la baie Burrard pour s’y charger de pétrole provenant de l’oléoduc de Trans Mountain soient ceux qui attirent le plus souvent l’attention du public, l’étude a révélé que dans la mer des Salish, les plus importantes sources d’hydrocarbures persistants – le type d’hydrocarbures le plus dommageable, collant et long à éliminer de l’environnement marin – sont les pétroliers à destination des États-Unis, suivis de près par les navires de charge avec leur carburant. L’analyse de Clear Seas a également relevé une grande quantité d’hydrocarbures persistants transportés par les navires qui empruntent les étroites voies navigables du Passage Intérieur – le couloir abrité qui passe à l’est de l’île de Vancouver et monte jusqu’à Prince Rupert et vers l’Alaska. Dans une année moyenne, c’est l’équivalent de 332 piscines olympiques d’hydrocarbures persistants qui passe par le détroit de la Reine-Charlotte dans les réservoirs de carburant des navires.

Cette étude s’inscrit dans l’initiative de Clear Seas portant sur les couloirs de navigation maritime pour la région du Pacifique, qui vise à cerner et à décrire les risques liés aux activités de transport maritime commercial et d’appuyer les efforts de planification maritime au Canada. Combiné aux résultats des autres études de cette série, qui portent notamment sur l’évaluation de la sensibilité des zones côtières aux déversements d’hydrocarbures et sur les capacités d’intervention d’urgence qui permettraient d’éviter qu’un navire échoue, ce rapport facilitera la prise de décisions éclairées en matière de planification et de gestion des risques du transport maritime.

Dans l’avant-propos du rapport de Clear Seas, le chef Harley Chappell de la Première Nation Semiahmoo déclare : « Depuis la colonisation, nous avons assisté à l’augmentation du développement et de la croissance industrielle tout autour de nos communautés. L’augmentation du trafic maritime a un effet direct sur notre communauté et sur toutes celles qui vivent le long de la côte […] En tant que leader, je veux donc travailler avec des partenaires pour créer un plan visant non seulement à maintenir nos ressources traditionnelles pour les générations futures, mais aussi à leur laisser un monde meilleur […] Il s’agit d’un travail important pour planifier l’avenir de nos communautés. »

Le rapport complet peut être consulté ici.

Clear Seas tiendra un webinaire le 2 mars à 10 h (HNP)/13 h (HNE)/14 h (HNA) dans le cadre duquel les principales conclusions de l’étude seront présentées. Pour plus de détails.

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Micah Raskin, Amateur Landscaper, Gives His Top Three Tips for Redesigning Your Backyard

Micah Raskin, Amateur Landscaper, hares His Top Three Tips for Redesigning Your Backyard

NASSAU COUNTY, NY, UNITED STATES , March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Whether you’re reimagining your existing backyard or you’re starting from scratch with a completely blank canvas, it can be a little overwhelming to get started with landscape design. Heading straight to the nearest nursery and picking out some pretty plants is certainly a starting point, says Micah Raskin, amateur landscaper, but you’ll be better off if you’re careful to choose plants and layouts that work for your environment and soil type, and sun vs shade exposure. You want your new landscaping to thrive, not just survive.

Taking the time to plan before you dive in can save you a lot of time, money, and frustration advises Micah Raskin. And to help you out while you’re getting started, he has gathered his most helpful tips and tricks for a perfectly landscaped yard.

1. Get to Know Your Yard Advises Micah Raskin

Not every plant will grow equally as well in your yard, warns Micah Raskin. You may love the way English roses look, but if you live in a heavily shaded area or in a desert climate, they’re going to quickly wither away.

Consider your regional climate, how hilly or flat your site is, and what type of soil you’ll be planting in. Not sure where to start? Check out the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map! It tells you which zone you live in and which plants thrive naturally in those areas.

Just remember that your specific yard’s conditions are kind of like their own micro-climate. If you live in a sunny area but you have giant shade trees covering your lawn, you’ll need to look for shade-friendly plants. There are four main categories of “microclimate”:

Full Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Deep Shade

Note down your zone and your microclimate when you’re crafting blueprints for your landscaping.

Your topography will also be an important consideration. Most importantly, you’ll need to know how water drains in your landscape. The best landscape designs are always the ones that encourage water to move away from your home and towards other areas of your landscape.

2. Think About Who Will Be Enjoying the Outdoor Space Says Micah Raskin

After you’ve made yourself familiar with the basics of your landscape’s needs and capabilities, you should think about the functionality of your design, says Micah Raskin. “Consider who will be using the space the most and design for their enjoyment and comfort,” he advises.

Will your children be playing in the yard? Do you have dogs or cats? Will you be entertaining in your outdoor space? Remember, no matter what size your lawn is, you can always use different spaces for different functionalities. Strategically planted bushes, grass, and flowers, as well as thoughtful hardscapes, can separate areas. And paths or walkways can guide visitors where you want them to go.

And remember, you will be using and enjoying this landscape as well – not to mention maintaining it. As you’re deciding on your budget and style, don’t forget to include the cost of upkeep. Be as realistic as possible – maybe even a little pessimistic – about your ability to care for your new landscaping. Those orchids may be gorgeous, but are you really going to dedicate an hour or so each day to their care?

Your enjoyment of your landscaping can be negatively impacted by unexpected costs in time and money. So, be honest about how much work you want to put in to ensure the long-term success of your landscaping!

3. Use a Theme to Unify Your Landscaping Design Advises Micah Raskin

Choosing plants for aesthetics or heartiness alone can end up looking a little haphazard, warns Micah Raskin. Choosing a theme can help you make plant and material selections that harmonize with one another instead of competing.

Before you get overwhelmed, a theme doesn’t have to be intricate or literal to work. It can be as simple as using the same shapes and forms throughout your design. Or, if you’re looking for more of a challenge, you can choose to create a Zen garden, or a French Provincial garden, etc.

But not all themes are equal. You want to choose something that complements not just your taste and style but your home as well. Start by examining the architecture of your house. Try to choose plants and placements that complement the lines and style of your architecture. You want your yard to be an extension of your home – not a competing entity.

Themes can help you select decorations, sculptures, water features, hardscapes, and plants. Still not sure how to choose a theme? Look at your existing decorations, designs, and personal style. Do you prefer clean lines and open spaces? Minimalist and mid-century modern might be for you. Are you drawn to soft lines and lots of color? A more natural theme may be in order. Do you want specific colors? Shapes? Scents? All of these questions will help you narrow down and define your theme.

4. Make Your Plants Work for You Says Micah Raskin

After you’ve chosen a theme and understand the microclimate of your yard, you’ll want to think about how your plants will function in your landscape. This isn’t just about how they will survive, but how they will affect the conditions of your yard, says Micah Raskin.

Plants can be useful in a number of ways – you can create lovely scents, beautiful scenery, edible food, and more. You can also use your planting to define specific areas and barriers. You can use plants to create privacy and limit access. You can do this explicitly with tall trees, bushes, or prickly brambles, or you can do it implicitly with low plantings that discourage disturbance.

When placed correctly, your plants can also alter the very conditions of your microclimate. Trees increase shade, lower temperature, block wind. Water features can add sound and birdhouses or butterfly bushes can invite extra color and nature’s noises. You can even repel mosquitoes and other pests with citronella plants.

When you’re choosing your plants, read up on the benefits and functions of each plant to create a truly harmonious and welcoming landscape design.

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HEALING A COMMUNITY

The Lovelock Dispensary

The Lovelock Dispensary

Helping restore economic vitality to the Lovelock Reservation through medical cannabis entrepreneurship

RENO, NV, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — For many patients, medical marijuana helps heal their personal pain, but for Nevada’s Lovelock Pauite tribe, cannabis is economically healing their community.

“Before we started working with cannabis, we didn’t generate any income and were just dependent on federal funding,” explained Stephanie Rhodes, the former chairwoman for the tribe. “The dispensary and grow center has brought us income and united the tribe members. We have hope and we see we can achieve.”

Working with Tribal Cannabis Consultants the Lovelock community established a dispensary and cultivation center that today employs nearly 20 individuals like Sage Bonta.

Bonta, 24-years-old, had never really considered what he’d be when he grew up before the cannabis businesses came to the community. Two years ago he started as a bud tender and today is program manager of the grow facility with his eye on growing in the industry and the community.

“The sky’s the limit here now,” Bonta said. “There is so much room for advancement.”

According to Rhodes, the income generated from the cannabis businesses allows the tribe to repair homes, provide essentials for the elders, arrange monthly senior outings and put money into educating the next generation.

“Over the years the cannabis businesses can generate hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax revenue for a tribe,” said Cassandra Dittus, president of Tribal Cannabis Consultants.

“The cannabis businesses has helped us provide social services that we don’t get grant money for,” said Rochelle Desot, vice chairwoman of the tribe and trim and packaging manager of their grow facility.

While there were initially mixed emotions in the tribe about getting involved in cannabis, educating the community about the healing benefits of cannabis got their buy-in.

“It’s been such a good opportunity for us in terms of income and growth,” said Sandra Winap, chairwoman of the tribe. “It’s such an open field and we can move in so many directions to continue to grow.”

For more information on how Tribal Cannabis Consultants is changing the economic reality on Native American reservations and/or to arrange interviews, please contact me at dena@provenmediaservices.com

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About Tribal Cannabis Consulting:
Tribal Cannabis Consulting was founded in Nevada in 2015. The agency provides quality solutions to native and non-native businesses to start or further their existence in the marijuana industry by providing a full spectrum of services, from capital investments and funding development strategies, to consultations and complete development partnerships. The company’s team of expert consultants include former industry owners and operators from throughout the United States that understand the unique challenges marijuana businesses on tribal lands face today. For more information, visit tribalcannabisconsulting.com

Tribal Cannabis Consulting Contact:
Cassandra Dittus, Co-Founder & President, cdittus970@gmail.com.

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FPT INDUSTRIAL AND FONTANAFREDDA JOIN FORCES FOR THE WORLD’S FIRST ZERO EMISSIONS BAROLO WINE VINTAGE

TURIN, ITALY, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — FPT INDUSTRIAL AND FONTANAFREDDA JOIN FORCES FOR THE WORLD’S FIRST ZERO EMISSIONS BAROLO WINE VINTAGE

Completing the world’s first zero-emissions harvest of a Barolo cru, and celebrating 2025 by opening the first 100% sustainable bottle of the highly prized King of Wines: these are the aims of the partnership between FPT Industrial and Fontanafredda presented at a digital press conference today.

The global challenge of energy transition demands not only widely shared solutions on a large scale, but also targeted actions in specialist sectors, which must be able both to deliver concrete results and to attract the interest of a broader public, through the high intrinsic value of the projects themselves. Both can be achieved by projects involving partners with a long-standing commitment to environmental accountability.

Implementing these guidelines, a core part of its brand identity from the outset, FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI), and the world’s largest producer of low environmental impact engines, has joined forces with Fontanafredda, the historic winery founded by Vittorio Emanuele II, the first King of Italy, in 1858. Fontanafredda produces Barolo and other great wines from the Langhe region, which currently has 120 hectares of certified organic vineyards and promotes a new Green Renaissance in the form of best-practice grape cultivation with no environmental impact.

The heart of the partnership is the supply of two New Holland TK Methane Power crawler vineyard tractors with biomethane-fueled FPT Industrial F28 Natural Gas engines, which will work in the Vigna La Rosa cru that produces the grapes for the legendary Barolo of the same name, a wine which has been included in the Wine Spectator Top 100 of the world’s best wines.

Recently awarded the title of “Engine of the year 2020” for its modular, multi-propulsion approach, the FPT Industrial F28 engine is designed to be compact, productive and environment-friendly. In fact, it ticks all the boxes in terms of power, performance and low environmental impact for specialized applications such as orchard and vineyard tractors where compactness and small overall dimensions are an essential requirement. The F28 is able to operate on diesel or natural gas and is hybrid-ready.

The biomethane model designed for Fontanafredda was developed on the basis of a New Holland Agriculture crawler vineyard tractor. It can provide a power output of 75 hp with peak torque of 330 Nm and therefore ensures, in complete safety, performance which is absolutely identical to that of its diesel equivalent, even when working on the steepest slopes and on the slippery terrain typical of the finest vineyards in Italy’s Langhe wine-growing region. This is all with a zero-carbon footprint, as the biomethane that powers the engine is not a fossil fuel, but is produced by the anaerobic digestion of agricultural waste.

Fontanafredda has a long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability, both on the land, by implementing organic growing methods, and in the cellar, through the use of autochthonous yeasts. In 2020 these decades of evolution culminated in a fresh perspective: the Green Renaissance. The new Renaissance will create a great global community, united around respect for the land, which will also be expressed through respect for people. These values have led to the “greening” of all daily procedures, from the reuse of water to the choice of healthy, natural, environment-friendly packaging, and the use of clean energy for the Village inside Fontanafredda the farmstead. Thanks to FPT Industrial, from the 2021 vintage onwards, mobility in the vineyard has also become sustainable. The arrival of biomethane-fueled tractors will enable Fontanafredda to cut vineyard emissions to zero and make growing operations ever more sustainable.

The three-year partnership between FPT Industrial and Fontanafredda, supported by the Region of Piedmont’s Tobias Project, with contributions from New Holland Agriculture, CNH Industrial and local businesses, proves once again that complex projects of this kind can provide a virtuous example of networking for a common objective. The partners involved in the supply chain project are DIMSPORT S.r.l., HYSYTECH S.r.l., S.T.C. S.r.l., STEMS-CNR and T.C.E. TORINO CREA ENGINEERING S.r.l..

“After being the ‘heart’ of the vehicles named Sustainable Tractor of the Year and Sustainable Truck of the Year”, FPT Industrial CEO Annalisa Stupenengo declares, ‘getting to grips with the needs of the prestigious, delicate, sustainable top-quality wine-growing sector is a very exciting challenge for us. In fact, the partnership with Fontanafredda will enable us to again demonstrate our full support for the European Union as it guides the green transition. Our biomethane engines are as efficient and high-performing as diesels, and this renewable, sustainable fuel is the real, immediately available alternative for eliminating emissions from
agricultural vehicles.”

“We have the great good fortune to live in a unique part of the world, and we have to care for our wonderful land,” Fontanafredda grower Andrea Farinetti states. “We need a new Renaissance; otherwise, a tomorrow that is like today is unthinkable. Obviously, we have to change and renew ourselves. For us, this renewal means making our land central to everything we do; this must be our overriding aim, and must lead to the creation of a great worldwide community, based on trust in others. This community will have many tools at its disposal for safeguarding our planet: ours will be wine, “green” wine. Our partnership with FPT Industrial proves that together we can do more, and do it better.”

Technical specifications of the F28 engine for Fontanafredda
– Displacement: 2.8 liters
– 4 cylinders and 2 valves
– Maximum power output 55 kW / 75 hp
– Stoichiometric combustion technology and multipoint injection to guarantee excellent
performance and very low emissions
– Designed without EGR and with a maintenance-free 3-way catalytic converter (without
DPF or SCR)
– Sustainable solution that guarantees a virtually zero carbon footprint when powered by
biomethane

FPT Industrial is a brand of CNH Industrial dedicated to the design, production and sale of propulsion systems for On-Road and Off-Road vehicles, marine applications and Power Generation. The company has a global workforce of over 8,000, ten production sites and seven R&D centers. The FPT Industrial sales network consists of 73 dealers and about 800 service centers in almost 100 countries. The brand boasts a wide product offering, including six engine ranges from 42 hp up to 1,006 hp, transmissions with maximum torque from 200 Nm up to 500 Nm, and front and rear axles from 2 to 32 ton GAW (Gross Axle Weight). FPT Industrial offers the market’s most complete line-up of natural gas engines for industrial applications, with power outputs from 136 to 460 hp. This vast offering and its strong focus on R&D make FPT Industrial a world leader in the industrial powerplant sector. For further information, visit www.fptindustrial.com.

Fontanafredda, producer of Barolo and great wines from the Langhe district, based at Serralunga d’Alba. Founded in 1858 as a consequence of the love affair between Victor Emmanuel II, first King of Italy, and Rosa Vercellana, our winery has always been a community united around respect for the land. We now have 120 hectares of certified ORGANIC vineyards, the setting for Italy’s first Storytelling Village. www.fontanafredda.it

Media contacts
Fabio Lepore
FPT Industrial Press Office
Tel.: +39 011 007 6720
Email: press@fptindustrial.com

Emanuela Ciliberti
FPT Industrial Press Office
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Email: press@fptindustrial.com

Media contacts
Carlotta Francia
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Email: press@fontanafredda.it

Fabio Lepore
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Study by Clear Seas Offers Insight into Commercial Shipping Traffic on Canada’s Pacific Coast

Clear Seas study closes knowledge gap on the ships and tugboats that ply Canada's Pacific Coast and provides valuable data to assess the oil pollution risks.

It is fascinating to be able to visualize the interconnections between ports and the seasonal fluctuations in traffic patterns – it almost looks like the circulatory system of a living organism.”

— Paul Blomerus, Executive Director, Clear Seas

VANCOUVER , BC, CANADA, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — A study of marine shipping traffic on Canada’s Pacific Coast by Clear Seas closes a knowledge gap about the 6,000 commercial ships and tugboats that ply these waters annually and provides valuable data to assess the oil pollution risks they represent. The report released today makes available to the public the most current and comprehensive commercial vessel traffic analysis of Canada’s Pacific region.

“The study provides a comprehensive picture of marine trade and traffic in the region,” says Paul Blomerus, Executive Director of Clear Seas. “It is fascinating to be able to visualize the interconnections between ports and the seasonal fluctuations in traffic patterns – it almost looks like the circulatory system of a living organism,” he says.

Not unexpectedly, the study found that bulk commodity exports like grain and coal were the dominant international traffic in the region, which together with shipping containers, make up more than 70% of oceangoing ships calling on ports up and down Canada’s Pacific coast. The report also provides new insights into how traffic patterns are shaped by economics and environmental protection – sometimes with unexpected consequences – like the extra greenhouse gas emissions caused by ships taking a longer route to avoid zones that restrict sulphur dioxide pollution.

But it’s not all about the large ports like Vancouver or Prince Rupert and their international trade. Ports like Nanaimo, Chemainus, Port Mellon, Squamish, Port Alberni, Port McNeil, Kitimat, Stewart, Port Alice and Gold River play a big role too. The study found that a surprising amount of traffic on the coast is made up of tugboats towing barges to and from these smaller ports. Common on the Pacific Coast, this practice transports essential goods to remote coastal communities and delivers raw materials and finished goods to support key sectors of the local economy such as sawmills and pulp mills. In the case of Nanaimo, Chemainus, Port Mellon and Squamish, tugboats make up ten times more traffic than cargo ships.

Ships and tugboats bring economic opportunity to communities large and small along the coast, but they also bring the potential for environmental damage. Top of mind is oil spills. Oil spill risk assessments often focus on oil tankers, but this latest report from Clear Seas highlights the fact that oil carried as a ship fuel is also a pollution threat. The research team was able to plot maps of where the most oil is carried as both cargo and fuel – with some surprising conclusions.

Although oil tankers bound for Burrard Inlet to collect oil from the Trans Mountain Pipeline are most often the focus of public attention, the study found that the largest sources of persistent oil – the most damaging, sticky, long-lasting kind of oil – in the Salish Sea are tankers bound for the U.S. followed closely by cargo ship fuel. Clear Seas’ analysis also found a high quantity of persistent oil carried by ships travelling the narrow waterways of the Inside Passage – the sheltered navigable waterway passing east of Vancouver Island and up to Prince Rupert and beyond to Alaska. In an average year, the equivalent of 332 Olympic swimming pools of persistent oil passed through Queen Charlotte Strait in ship fuel tanks.

This study forms part of Clear Seas’ Marine Transportation Corridors initiative for the Pacific region that is intended to determine and describe risks related to commercial marine shipping activities and to assist in marine spatial planning in Canada. When combined with the results of the other reports in the series that assess the sensitivity of coastal areas to oil spills and the emergency response capabilities that would prevent a ship running aground, this report will inform and enable improved decision making about how to plan and manage the risks presented by marine shipping.

In the foreword to the Clear Seas report, Chief Harley Chappell of the Semiahmoo First Nation says, “Since colonization we have seen the increase of development and growth of industry all around our communities. The increase in vessel traffic has a direct effect on our community, and other communities who live along the coast […] As a leader I want to work with partners to create a plan to not only sustain our traditional resources for our future generations but to leave it a better place for them […] This work is important to plan for our future for our communities.”

The full report and findings are available here.

Clear Seas is hosting a webinar to introduce the study’s results today at 10 AM (PST)/1 PM (EST)/2 PM (AST). More details can be found here.

ABOUT CLEAR SEAS
Clear Seas is a not-for-profit independent research centre funded by Canada’s provincial and federal governments as well as industry. It provides impartial information on marine shipping in Canada to policy makers and the public. Its mandate is to initiate and interpret research, analyze policies, identify best practices, share information and facilitate dialogue. The organization’s research agenda is defined internally in response to current issues, reviewed by a research advisory committee, and approved by a board of directors. All reports are available at clearseas.org.

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WORLD HAPPINESS WEEK (MARCH 18TH – 23RD) TO OFFER HOPE AND REAL SOLUTIONS FOR A RESILIENT GLOBAL COMMUNITY

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6-day Digital Summit Unites Leading Happiness and Well-being Experts Across 80 Cities for The World’s Most Uplifting Free Event!

We are going to explore suffering and flourishing at World Happiness Fest. It is neither necessary nor desirable to eliminate human struggles and frailties to pursue a flourishing human life. ”

— Luis Gallardo, Founder & President – World Happiness Foundation

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Presented by the World Happiness Fest.

Keynote Speakers Include HRH Kesang Choden Wangchuk (Bhutan), Sir Anthony Seldon (International Positive Education Network), Dr. James Doty (Center for Compassion and Altruism, Stanford), Myron Belfer (Harvard), Nichol Bradford (Transformative Technology Lab), Aneel Chima (Stanford University Flourishing Project), John Helliwell (World Happiness Report) meditation pioneer Sharon Salzburg and Luis Gallardo (World Happiness Foundation)

Covid 19 has transformed our lives and our values. And for an increasing number of us, well-being and happiness have become the new paradigm for human progress.

From March 18th – 23rd, World Happiness Week will focus our energy on recovery, accelerating the global movement for well-being via the most accessible event on the planet.

The live-streamed, 6-day event will explore the most pressing global well-being needs, providing solutions and inspiring hope for a happier and more resilient international community — equipped to thrive in the face of the pandemic.

The summit will feature seminars, talks, networking events, performances, and experiential workshops presented by happiness experts from every continent and 80 cities, including the active participation of 70 global “agoras” (local group chapters).

Keynote speakers include Bhutan’s “happiness guru” Saamdu Chetri, author and educator Tal Ben Shahar, creator of Harvard’s wildly popular Happiness program. Myron Belfer, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and neuroscientist Dr. James Doty of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education (co-founded by The Dalai Lama).

World Happiness Foundation founder Luis Gallardo says: “This year we are going to explore suffering and flourishing at World Happiness Week. It is neither necessary nor desirable to eliminate human struggles and frailties to pursue a flourishing human life. Creating a proper attitude and response to our limitations, challenges, and suffering is the best way to a flourishing life.”

This year’s focus topics include:

** Workplace Well-Being
Employee happiness is the key to the success of an organization. The agenda for day one aims to educate business leaders on best practices, policies, and programs that promote self-awareness and positive working environments for all. Featured speakers include Raj Raghunathan (Author, If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?), Nick Marks (Founder of the Happy Planet Index and Friday Pulse), Tobias Grieb (Head of Happiness Culture, HelloFresh), Blake Harris (Happy Crew President, Zoom). Hosted by Live 13.5 and Rekhi Systems. (March 18th).

** Mental & Physical Health
Depression, anxiety, and loneliness are on the rise, but revolutionary technology offers hope for a healthier future. Mental and physical health cannot be separated. Featured speakers include Myron Belfer, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, meditation pioneer Sharon Salzburg, Dr. James R. Doty (Center For Compassion & Altruism, Stanford), Javier Garcia Campayo (Universidad de Zaragoza), and Dr. Francoise Bourzat (Center for Conscious Medicine). Hosted by the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred). (March 19th).

** Positive Education
Education is our greatest challenge. Positive education supports flourishing mental health within the school community and resilient future leaders. Parents, educators, and individuals interested in our youth’s well-being will walk away with a new perspective on education possibilities. Speakers include Sir Anthony Seldon (Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham and Co-Founder, Action For Happiness), Edith Shiro, T.S Powdyel (former Minister of Education in Bhutan), and Paul Atkins (Director, Prosocial Institute). Hosted by Universidad Tecmilenio and the International Positive Network Network (IPEN). (March 20th).

** Self-Planet / Social Impact / Science of Spirituality
In alignment with the UN Sustainability Goals, we celebrate our interconnection with Nature. Hear from social connection researchers, sustainability experts, visionary business leaders paving the way for a thriving planet, along with individuals and communities taking action toward healing the earth. Features speakers include Vandana Shiva (Environmental activist), Mavis Tsai (Awareness, Courage & Love Global Project), Dr. Don Tomasulo (Spirituality Mind Body Institute), Rekhi Singh (CEO of Rekhi Systems), and Richard Rudd (Author, The Gene Keys). Hosted by LifeVest Inside and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. (March 21st).

** Transformative Technology
From AI and Robotics to Biotechnology, there is a growing category of hardware and software that is intentionally designed to enhance psychological, cognitive, and physical capabilities. Meet the experts, researchers, developers, and engineers working to promote human flourishing through transformative technology. Curator Nichol Bradford, Founder of Transformative Technology Lab, will join Agora guides in a day hosted by Transtech. (March 22nd).

** Public Policy and Economy
In order to achieve true happiness, the world’s policymakers must be on board. Join great political minds from around the world in a solutions-based discussion surrounding global issues and the challenges faced by individual countries, regions, and cities. Featured speakers include Saamdu Chetri, former executive director of Bhutan’s Gross Global Happiness Centre, Canadian economist John Helliwell (Editor, World Happiness Report), and renowned ‘father of modern marketing, Philip Kotler. Hosted by WeAll (the alliance for well-being economy) and Happytalism. (March 23rd).

World Happiness Week is an initiative of the World Happiness Foundation, in partnership with more than 300 institutions focusing on realizing a world with freedom, happiness, and consciousness for all.

This year’s strategic partners include United Nations University for Peace, Instituto de Bienestar Integral (IBI), Rekhi Systems, The Wholebeing Institute, International Positive Education Network (IPEN), Universidad Tecmilenio, Transtech (Transformative Technology Conference), IFred, Project Happiness, The Flourishing Center, Live with Awareness Courage and Love, Future of Leadership Salon, LIVE 13.5, LifeVest Inside, and the UPEACE Center for Executive Education.

Register for World Happiness Week HERE

Find your tribe, and build your happier, healthier future!

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Introducing: Louisiana Central

Louisiana Central, Formerly Known as CLEDA, Makes a Big Change

ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, March 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Organization Formerly Known as CLEDA Announces Rebrand to Focus Region’s Economic Future

The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) announced on Friday the launch of Louisiana Central as a new brand for both the organization and region.

Pointing to thirty years of net population loss, Louisiana Central’s leaders want a new way of talking about and creating the region’s future.

“This new brand strategy gives us a point to rally for change. Along with our partners, we want to engage every parish and municipality throughout the region in open conversations of purpose, intent, and an authentic trajectory of success!” said, Larkin Simpson, Executive Vice President.

Louisiana Central is redoubling efforts to recruit and develop industry, support entrepreneurs, better link educational outcomes with job opportunities and implement Blue Sky initiatives with far reaching consequences.

"The rebranding is our planting a flag and claiming our willingness to do things differently and achieve greater results,” says Bahia Nightengale, Executive Director for Farm and Food.

About Louisiana Central:
Louisiana Central acts as catalyst, leader, and connector to build a knowledge and innovation-driven economy throughout the region of Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn parishes. Our vision is for this region to continue growing into a uniquely creative, inclusive, and entrepreneurial place.

Media Contact:
Larkin Simpson
lsimpson@louisiana-central.com
318.441.3402

www.louisiana-central.com

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Louisiana Central
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Fighting prostate cancer in the Mississippi Delta, one man at a time

Men’s Health Network

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, March 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the impoverished communities of the Mississippi Delta, where prostate cancer death rates are more than 28 men per 100,000, residents were leery about the concept of research. Delta residents were deeply concerned about exploitation and feared that participating in cancer research would make them guinea pigs.

So Freddie White-Johnson created a community cancer outreach movement, and she did it almost by herself. White-Johnson founded the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation in 2005. The foundation uses private and public funding to support cancer awareness and prevention activities, most run by volunteers from the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control and Prevention (MNCCP), based at the University of Southern Mississippi. White-Johnson is now the MNCCP’s program director. Read more about MNCCP’s work at https://tinyurl.com/ydwkjrdc.

Mississippi already ranks fifth in the nation for prostate cancer deaths and fourth in breast cancer deaths. The nine counties of the Mississippi Delta have breast and prostate cancer deaths higher than Mississippi’s averages. Nationally, the death rate for prostate cancer is 19 per 100,000, compared with the Delta’s rate of 28 men per 100,000.

Although conditions have improved in the past 50 years, the Delta remains one of the most deprived regions in the U.S. The national poverty rate is about 11.7 percent; it's 15.7 percent for Mississippi. In most Delta counties, it's 30 to 40 percent.

While problems at the notorious “Sugar Ditch” in Tunica, Miss., improved after visits from national leaders in the mid-‘80s, the Delta remains one of the most deprived regions in the U.S.
The Delta communities have other social problems as well – high rates of teen pregnancy and incarceration. Many people lack sufficient food and clothing, and some residents have no indoor plumbing.

White-Johnson knew she had an uphill slog to teach people in the Delta about cancer prevention. But she also knew it was critical work. The new prostate cancer case rate in black or African-American men in Mississippi is almost twice as high as the new case rate in black or African-American men nationally.
With co-leader Carol Connell, Ph.D., RD, a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, White-Johnson used an engagement award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop a training curriculum for community health advisors. The curriculum was designed to counter community fears. Read more about the project at https://tinyurl.com/279epw48.

Under White-Johnson’s and Connell’s leadership, MNCCP has trained more than a thousand community health advisors, selected from people who already make a difference in their communities. The advisors teach community members about breast and prostate cancer, including warning signs, symptoms, and the importance of screening.

The advisors meet their neighbors wherever they are – in churches and shopping areas, and in rec centers and fire stations. They provide food and activities to occupy children so parents can learn. The advisors also host health fairs, pass out literature and recruit people for screenings. Afterwards, advisors follow up with those who have not yet been screened.

Community advisors on White-Johnson’s team also take more direct action to assist those already living with cancer. They provide transportation to medical appointments and help patients determine questions to discuss with doctors. They also provide for some patients’ most basic needs, including food, heat, clothing, and training in proper hygiene.
Sammy Foster is one of those community advisors.

His team’s members interact with African-American men at health fairs, give talks at various venues, and follow up with attendees so they can get screened.

“The men don’t believe in going to the doctor even for a regular checkup,” Foster says. “The worst thing is that people aren’t knowledgeable about health and cancer. They are afraid to have a simple prostate exam because they don’t realize the importance of preventive health.”

White-Johnson understands the people she’s reaching out to. She grew up poor, the child of parents who never completed high school, on a cotton-and-soybean farm. When she was 17, her father was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. No one in her family had heard of cancer, and the family had no health insurance.

“He was treating … cancer with Epsom salts and warm water and gargling,” White-Johnson says. Her mother finally insisted that her father see the doctor when his pain became unbearable. She says that her father’s deathbed advice to her to “go to school and get an education, and then come back and help the people like us” inspired her. She earned a degree in public policy and administration at USM and approached the university about launching the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation.

Initial interest was high, but no one wanted to lead the foundation, so White-Johnson took on the work herself. The university chose to independently continue the network, changing its name, when some of the early funding ended. White-Johnson continued the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, and it supports the USM’s network with supplemental funding.

It will be many years before White-Johnson can consider her work completed.

“There are so many people still out there in Mississippi who don’t have any direct support or health resources,” White-Johnson says. “There are men who don’t even know what a prostate is. There’s so much work that still needs to be done.”

Prostate Cancer Resources:

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September):
www.ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth.com

Treatment of Early Stage Prostate Cancer and Quality of Life, for Patients, from PCORI:
www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/PCORI-Prostate-Cancer-patient.pdf

Prostate Cancer brochure (free download):
www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/pcaaa.pdf

Men's Health Network

Men's Health Network (MHN) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. Consider donating to MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org/donate. Contact MHN at (info @ menshealthnetwork.org) or 202-543-6461 x 101

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Brandon Ross
Men's Health Network
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MoistTech Offers Near-Infrared Technology to Measure Moisture Content and Improve Plant Efficiency

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, USA, March 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sarasota, Florida – (February 2021)

Moisture and wood fuel biomass are vital to each other for minimizing cost, proper operation of biomass boilers and genuine fuel load assessment. Near-infrared (NIR) technology is a great non-contact way to measure moisture content, immediately improving the product and overall efficiency of the plant.

1. Minimize Costs – Minimizing costs is a top priority for producers and thoroughly evaluating methods of reducing waste can reduce wasted efforts, wasted product, and wasted energy. Moisture control provides immediate results in reduced transportation costs stemming from excess water, less wear and tear on equipment from ash and dust buildup and prevents blockages on the conveyor which results in shutting down the boiler. When it comes to challenges faced by plant operators, moisture detection and control is one of the most crucial steps. If there is no current method of moisture measurement in the production process, a large opportunity for increased efficiencies is being missed.

2. Implement Lean Procedures – Knowing where improvements can be made and implementing increasingly lean operating procedures creates immediate process line results. Introducing lean manufacturing principles can allow the operating personnel to hone-in on best practices and top product quality. With implemented moisture monitoring, processing, and manufacturing, plants can produce large savings in little time. Wood fuel is purchased based off weight, which is very susceptible to moisture changes, making it critical in product energy savings. High moisture content of incoming fuel results in overpaying for wood fuel as well as increased energy for dryer operation.

3. Increase Productivity – Do you currently have the ability to consistently measure 100% of the product being produced? Installing NIR moisture sensors throughout the process makes this easily achievable. Proactive, immediate adjustments are easily made to ensure optimal manufacturing by line personnel while monitoring the process anywhere in the facility. Maximizing automation and increasing reliability through reducing costs is a major significance for operating personnel and easily achieved through moisture monitoring. Moisture ranges outside of tolerance can unravel important facets of the production process. Each phase of the manufacturing process runs more efficiently with accurate moisture content and provides increasing profits. Identifying and using the best methods can lessen common problems: warping, claims, checks and excessive transportation costs.

4. Proactive Avoidance – Moisture control technology in pellet plant operations is a crucial implementation in providing a proactive avoidance of quality control issues. Too dry of a product can result in over-drying, causing a dusty, ambient environment that can result in a fire. Moisture control systems can not only provide immediate cost savings and product quality, but severely impact the safety of the plant as well. Pellet plants often see dry conditions that can create sparks and other fire-causing issues; implementing a system to measure moisture in multiple points of the production process can greatly reduce this risk.

About MoistTech:
MoistTech Corp
6408 Parkland Drive Suite 104
Sarasota, FL 34243
941-727-1800

MoistTech Corp. is the world leader in Moisture Measurement & Control utilizing Near-Infrared state-of-the-art technology to develop world class sensors. Insensitive to material variations such as particle size and material height/color, the sensors provide continuous, reliable readings with no maintenance, a one-time calibration with a non-contact, non-drift optical design allowing for immediate process adjustments based on real-time measurements.

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