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Thyroid hormone responses to prolonged cold exposure in man

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first_img1. Four men, of ages varying from 23 to 28 years, living at Halley Bay, Antarctica (75° 31′ S, 26° 39′ W), were exposed to a mean air temperature of 6·6° C. 2. The concentration of serum triiodothyronine (T3) rose significantly by the second day, remained raised, and returned to pre‐exposure levels within 2 days of return to a normal environment. 3. The concentration of serum thyroxine (T4) rose more slowly than did the T3, reaching a maximum in 3‐4 days and also returning to normal within 2 days of return to a normal environment. 4. There was a wide individual variation in the change of concentration of serum cortisol.last_img

Indian Navy to Buy 4 Landing Helicopter-Carrying Dock Ships

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first_img View post tag: Landing November 28, 2011 Industry news View post tag: Navy Indian Navy issued a tender for 4 landing helicopter-carrying dock ships.According to Indian defense Ministry A.K. Antony, national defense procurement council has already approved acquirement of four large-size landing ships.As for the ministry, these ships will improve Indian Navy’s landing capabilities and make possible to conduct rescue operations in regions suffered from natural disasters and emergencies.According to Mer et Marine, Indian Navy command had consulted with domestic shipbuilders, but they could not offer an adequate project. For this reason, the navy sent requests to foreign companies.As is expected, the tender will be attended by French, Italian, Spanish, and South Korean companies.Most probably, French DCNS would offer Mistral-class assault landing ship operated by French Navy and purchased by Russia, Spanish Navantia – Juan Carlos I type (Project BPE – Buque de Proyeccion Estrategica), Italian Fincantieri – Multifunction Ship (MS), and South Korean Hanjin Heavy Industries – Dokdo class landing helicopter carrier.DCNS and Fincantieri have a kind of advantage because they have already signed naval-related contracts with Indian Navy. DCNS builds Scorpene-class submarines and Fincantieri – Deepak-type fuel replenishment tankers. Besides, the Italian company takes part in construction of the first Indian aircraft carrier.In Sept 2011 Indian Navy and state-led company Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (Calcutta) signed a contract for construction of 8 landing boats LCU to protect islands better and strengthen amphibious fleet. The boats are expected to join Indian Navy in 2013-2015.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , November 28, 2011; View post tag: buy View post tag: Indian View post tag: 4 View post tag: shipscenter_img View post tag: Naval Indian Navy to Buy 4 Landing Helicopter-Carrying Dock Ships Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy to Buy 4 Landing Helicopter-Carrying Dock Ships View post tag: Dock View post tag: Helicopter-Carrying View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Speech: China and the UK – committed partners to open trade and free markets

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first_imgThis week is my fifth visit to China in the two years I have been Chancellor, a clear sign of the strength of our economic partnership and the importance of the relationship between our two countries. I am here to meet political leaders with the clear message that the UK is a committed and reliable partner and a proponent of open trade and free markets.“Global Britain” is not just a strategy for Britain’s economic future. It is a statement about what kind of people we are – and about the economy and the society we are seeking to build. The UK is committed to free and open trade, as we chart a new relationship with our European partners and also deepen our relationship with the rest of the world.Our partnership with China is already deep and strong, and I want us to keep it growing. Financial services cooperation, in particular, has huge scope to develop and thrive. It is already at the very heart of our annual Economic and Financial Dialogues. The UK is a champion of RMB internationalisation and London is the largest offshore RMB centre after Hong Kong. I want to deepen that relationship as China continues to open up, to encourage greater two-way trade and investment and cement the UK’s position as the world’s premier financial centre. Last week I announced a new Global Financial Partnerships Strategy to bring together governments, regulators, and industry to build an enhanced framework for cross-border financial services. This will facilitate access to markets, increase trade, reduce frictions and position the UK as the gateway of choice for global finance.Financial services is a highly innovative industry, always finding new ways to serve its customers. Fintech – the future of global finance – is another area where I want to deepen our collaboration. The UK is recognised as the best place in the world to set up and grow a fintech business, and in China over 700 million people use fintech every day for payments and investment. This is why we have a Fintech Bridge between our countries, to bring our governments, regulators and entrepreneurs together. The UK and China are also key partners in green finance, together leading global discussions in the G20 and driving global standards on green bonds. There is already clear momentum: just last week both ICBC and Bank of China issued green bonds in London. It is my ambition that the UK leads the world in financing green investment, which is why I announced the establishment of a new Green Finance Institute in London. It will mean that firms from across the world can access our one-stop-shop for both world-leading climate science and financial services. This Institute will house our joint work with China, giving it the dedicated resource and expertise needed to take the relationship to the next level.I also want the UK to seize the great opportunities to lead in the financing of the Belt and Road initiative. The unique combination of financial capacity and legal and professional skills in London makes the UK ideally placed to help create a globally-recognised asset class of Belt and Road initiative projects. That is why I appointed Sir Douglas Flint, the former Chairman of HSBC, to be my Belt and Road Envoy and invited him to join my visit here to China this week. I also want to deepen our collaboration in new and innovative financial services.I look forward to welcoming Vice Premier Hu Chunhua to London later this year for the tenth Economic and Financial Dialogue between our two counties. This an important anniversary in our relationship, held against the backdrop of another important anniversary, the fortieth year since reform and opening up – a fitting backdrop for a meeting between partners committed to free and open markets.last_img read more

News story: Defence Secretary reaffirms support to Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression

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first_imgDefence Secretary Gavin Williamson reaffirmed the United Kingdom’s commitment to working closely with Ukraine in the face of shared threats when he met Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak on a visit to Odesa.Mr Williamson visited Royal Navy vessel HMS ECHO, whose planned deployment to the Black Sea and Ukraine he accelerated. This is a clear demonstration of the UK’s unwavering support both to Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty and freedom of navigation. This followed the latest in a pattern of Russian hostile acts, the illegal seizure of Ukrainian vessels and 24 servicemen by Russia last month.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: While in Odesa the Defence Secretary also gained an insight into the personal cost Russia’s actions have wreaked on the people of Ukraine when he met with families of the detained servicemen.He reaffirmed that the UK stood shoulder-to-shoulder alongside the international community in calling for their immediate release.In conversations with Mr Poltorak the Defence Secretary discussed the progress being made on the UK’s military training mission to Ukraine Operation Orbital, which he announced would be extended until 2020 on his last visit in September.Further to the deployment of HMS Echo – whose passage through the Black Sea was notified to regional authorities through the Montreux Convention – the UK will also be offering support and mentoring to the Ukrainian Navy and deploying training teams made up from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the Army in January and March 2019.The UK and Ukrainian Armed Forces will also gain further opportunities to develop capability and share expertise by committing to bilateral exercises next year.Since the start of 2015, British personnel have trained over 9,500 of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The UK is a steadfast partner to Ukraine as it faces continued illegal acts of aggression against its sovereignty. HMS Echo’s deployment is a further demonstration of our resolute support and commitment to cooperate with the Ukrainian military.last_img read more

Sainsbury’s reports boost in profits, as own-brand sales flourish

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first_imgSainsbury’s has revealed a 5.3% increase in pre-tax profits to £758m for the year to 15 March.While group sales increased 2.8% to £26.3bn, like-for-like sales were up just 0.2%.The retailer said its own-brand ranges, basics and Taste the Difference, were giving it “a clear competitive advantage”, with own-brand growing at over twice the rate of branded goods in both sales and volumes. The relaunched ‘by Sainsbury’s’ range now has more than 7,000 lines while Taste the Difference is showing double-digit growth and has achieved more than £1.1bn in annual sales. It said 97% of customers were buying own-brand products.Its convenience stores saw sales growth of around 19% following a focus on “great locations and fresh food”, and accounts for around a third of Britain’s convenience market growth.General merchandise and clothing sales are increasing at more than twice the rate of food.”Competitive retail environment”Justin King, chief executive, said: “In a competitive retail environment we have focused on delivering high-quality, affordable own-brand products across all our channels, helping customers to Live Well for Less. “While the general economic outlook is showing some signs of improvement, conditions in the food retail sector are likely to remain challenging for the foreseeable future as customers continue to spend cautiously. We remain committed to investing for the future and continue to see significant opportunities for growth. We remain confident that our differentiated offer, supported by the ‘value of values’, Nectar data and Brand Match, will allow us to outperform our peers in the year ahead.“After 10 wonderful years at Sainsbury’s, I will leave the business at our AGM in July and will hand over to Mike Coupe, our group commercial director. I am delighted that Mike will lead Sainsbury’s on the next phase of its journey. Mike played an instrumental role in our ‘Making Sainsbury’s Great Again’ plan and is ideally equipped to lead Sainsbury’s as the company continues to develop and grow in tune with the changing consumer and industry environment.”last_img read more

VTrans announces new roadway and bridge openings

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first_imgUS 50.000000007.32900000SuttonREOPENED VT 96.130000006.85000000BenningtonROAD CLOSED VT 1000.000000003.96900000KillingtonROAD CLOSED VT 730.000000003.00400000BrandonROAD CLOSED VT 1002.469000007.30200000WilmingtonROAD CLOSED VT 120.000000006.69000000BerlinROAD CLOSED RoadFromMMToMMTownStatus VT 300.000000000.29700000SudburyROAD CLOSED VT 1550.000000000.14300000WallingfordROAD CLOSED VT 120.000000001.38300000PomfretROAD CLOSED VT 1000.000000001.14900000MoretownROAD CLOSED VT 30.000000003.28300000ProctorROAD CLOSED US 40.000000005.64500000WoodstockROAD CLOSED US 3020.000000007.90400000Groton1 LANE OPEN VT 1310.000000007.65200000CavendishROAD CLOSED VT 730.000000008.78200000RochesterROAD CLOSED VT 100A0.000000004.76200000PlymouthROAD CLOSED US 70.000000007.30000000BrandonROAD CLOSED VT 1160.000000006.58700000MiddleburyROAD CLOSED US 40.000000005.92800000MendonROAD CLOSED VT 90.000000003.20000000BrattleboroROAD CLOSED VT 2420.000000002.13300000MontgomeryROAD CLOSED US 40.059000001.23400000Rutland TownROAD CLOSED VT 1002.000000002.60500000WaitsfieldREOPENED I 89 SB90.9070000097.87300000ColchesterREOPENED VT 172.200000002.31300000BristolDAYTIME CLOSURE VT 1000.000000007.37300000WardsboroROAD CLOSED US 40.000000008.49500000KillingtonROAD CLOSED VT 120.000000009.61500000BarnardROAD CLOSED VT 1000.000000008.43700000LudlowROAD CLOSED VT 1080.0000000013.14100000Cambridge1 LANE OPEN I 91 SB28.4020000035.33400000RockinghamROAD CLOSED VT 1054.320000005.95800000BrightonROAD CLOSED VT 161.280000002.36900000BartonREOPENED VT 7B0.000000000.77400000WallingfordROAD CLOSED VT 90.000000007.16000000WilmingtonROAD CLOSED VT 1030.000000003.17000000ShrewsburyREOPENED The Vermont Agency of Transportation announces that today they have opened five (5) bridges in Bennington and Rutland Counties, and twenty (20) segments of downed roadways throughout the state in response to Hurricane Irene.These road improvements are spread across the state system, extending from the North on Route 242 in Westfield to as far south as Vermont Route 103 in Ludlow and Chester.  The five bridges are in Bennington and Rutland Counties, including two bridges in Manchester on US Route 7, one in Mount Tabor on US Route 7, one in Pawlet on Vermont 149, and one in Sunderland on US Route 7.‘We continue to deploy all our state resources to the effort of responding to and recovering from this emergency situation,’ stated Brian Searles, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation.  ‘Our top priority continues to be establishing emergency access to the isolated communities, while simultaneously developing plans for temporary and permanent repairs throughout the system,’ he said. VTrans is establishing two Regional Incident Command Centers in Dummerston and Rutland which will be activated at 6 am, Wednesday, August 31st.  This new structure enables a fully coordinated effort between state, regional, local and federal partners. These centers will bring VTrans resources directly to the affected areas.  National Guard and FEMA resources will also be deployed from these Command Centers.  VTrans has also enlisted assistance from the private sector contractors and federal agencies to meet the needs of this emergency and is redeploying personnel from all sectors of the agency to address the challenge.  A current listing of closed and re-opened roads on the state system is below and updates will be provided again tomorrow as available.  We continue to gather information on the town road system and will provide when available. STATE HIGHWAY SEGMENT CLOSURE UPDATE 08/30/2011 6:15PM VT 100B0.000000007.81800000MoretownROAD CLOSED VT 1070.000000004.27300000BethelROAD CLOSED VT 1170.000000000.74800000RichmondREOPENED VT 1030.000000001.82200000LudlowREOPENED #30# VT 305.430000006.56600000CastletonROAD CLOSED VT 1030.000000007.68300000Mt. HollyREOPENED VT 1030.204000002.13200000WallingfordREOPENED VT 12A0.000000004.07500000NorthfieldROAD CLOSED US 71.239000003.96100000Rutland TownROAD CLOSED VT 170.000000000.10000000StarksboroDAYTIME CLOSURE VT 730.000000003.19400000SudburyROAD CLOSED VT 1050.000000003.70000000BerkshireROAD CLOSEDcenter_img VT 1170.000000002.89300000JerichoREOPENED VT 300.000000005.15500000HubbardtonROAD CLOSED US 20.000000006.37900000RichmondREOPENED US 50.000000004.32000000BurkeREOPENED VT 1310.000000001.30000000WeathersfieldROAD CLOSED VT 1220.000000004.35300000Lyndon1 LANE OPEN VT 120.000000001.38300000BethelROAD CLOSED VT 1000.000000008.39900000WestonROAD CLOSED US 70.000000007.52000000ManchesterREOPENED VT 1000.000000003.59300000JamaicaROAD CLOSED VT 1000.000000009.72600000PlymouthROAD CLOSED VT 1000.000000009.68700000GranvilleROAD CLOSED VT 1000.480000000.50000000Waitsfield1 LANE OPEN VT 1251.013000004.10700000MiddleburyROAD CLOSED VT 12A0.000000007.18900000BraintreeROAD CLOSED VT 120.000000007.93200000ElmoreREOPENED VT 12A0.000000004.07500000RoxburyROAD CLOSED US 50.000000007.01200000LyndonREOPENED VT 730.000000003.61000000GoshenROAD CLOSED VT 7B0.000000000.91500000ClarendonROAD CLOSED VT 1000.000000000.96700000BridgewaterROAD CLOSED VT 110.000000008.33700000ChesterROAD CLOSED I 89 NB90.9070000097.87300000ColchesterREOPENED VT 1180.0000000010.49800000MontgomeryREOPENED US 75.835000007.09400000WallingfordROAD CLOSED US 20.000000005.66900000BoltonREOPENED VT 2420.000000005.09200000Jay1 LANE OPEN VT 5A0.000000000.65700000BurkeREOPENED VT 2420.000000003.65200000Westfield1 LANE OPEN VT 90.000000008.30000000MarlboroROAD CLOSED VT 1250.000000007.24600000HancockROAD CLOSED VT 120.710000004.00800000WoodstockROAD CLOSED VT 1170.000000004.43100000EssexREOPENED VT 1160.0000000012.26500000BristolROAD CLOSED VT 302.000000003.00000000OrwellROAD CLOSED US 20.000000004.93100000WaterburyREOPENED VT 733.115000007.51200000BrandonROAD CLOSED VT 120.000000007.85300000WorcesterROAD CLOSED VT 100B0.000000000.10400000MiddlesexROAD CLOSED VT 1490.000000001.30200000PawletREOPENED VT 1250.000000005.78600000RiptonEV ONLY VT 1030.000000009.73000000ChesterREOPENED VT 1070.000000006.70000000StockbridgeROAD CLOSED VT 90.000000005.53800000SearsburgROAD CLOSED VT 1554.282000007.60300000Mt. HollyROAD CLOSED VT 1400.000000006.34300000WallingfordREOPENED VT 90.000000009.47000000WoodfordROAD CLOSED VT 1051.450000005.16700000EnosburgREOPENED VT 1030.000000001.97900000ClarendonROAD CLOSEDlast_img read more

E. Northport Mom Left Children in Hot Car, Cops Say

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An East Northport woman was arrested Friday outside a Commack store for allegedly leaving her two children in a locked car in the extreme heat, Suffolk County police said.The kids—a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old—were both sweating “profusely, with flushed faces,” police said in a news release. Another shopper spotted the children inside the car with the windows closed in the Meat Farms parking lot and alerted a store employee, who then called 911, police said.When police arrived, the mother, 49-year-old Maria Luongo-Devivo, had already returned to the car, police said. An investigation revealed that the children were locked inside the hot car for approximately six minutes, police saidThe mother was arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment.The children were checked for health issues, but didn’t require further medical attention, police said.Child Protective Services was notified about the incident, police said.Luongo-Devivo was released on bail and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on August 1.last_img read more

Choose your examination adventure: are you Winston Churchill or Neville Chamberlain?

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first_imgby: Shelbey NeilWinston Churchill once said, “To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.”Financial institutions can surely relate to that quote—compliance is certainly the slow and laborious task of years and then your examiner comes in and can, so it seems, destroy your hard work in the matter of a day. That’s why examinations can feel like a power struggle between institution and examiner—and examiners typically have the upper hand. But there is a way to help tip the scales back in your favor and assert control of your examination.Before I get to that, however, one thing to keep in mind is that nothing presented below is meant to suggest an attempt to divert your examiner’s attention from important issues. However, you want to be the one supplying them with relevant material to review. Otherwise, you can expect your examiner to spend his or her time delving in any number of directions, the outcome of which is uncertain and is sure to lead to follow-up questions after reviewing an entire loan file.These questions are often posed well after the fact and may be directed at a loan officer, who, lacking adequate documentation for decisions and processes, is forced to rely on his or her memory. That’s not easy for anybody to do. Next thing you know, your loan officer may be saying things that aren’t compliant and you have just triggered a lot more scrutiny, a difficult examination, and even the potential for civil monetary penalties and referrals. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Are you communicating enough with your appraisers? (Part 1)

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first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Effective October 3rd, property appraisals will generally be subject to a zero tolerance threshold under the Integrated Disclosure Rule (“TRID”). TRID provides that fees paid for a third-party settlement service for which the member is not permitted to shop fall into the zero tolerance category. What this means for your credit union is that the appraisal fee you disclose on the Loan Estimate must be exactly what the member is required to pay at closing, absent the occurrence of a valid changed circumstance. In this two-part blog series we’ll identify the challenges associated with this requirement and the steps your credit union can take to be compliant.What Is All The Fuss About?Currently under the RESPA rules governing the Good Faith Estimate (“GFE”), the appraisal fee falls within the 10% tolerance category. This means that the member may be asked to pay more for the appraisal if for some reason the cost of the report increases between application and closing. This has led many cooperatives to take the approach of disclosing a “ballpark” appraisal fee on the GFE. Obviously after October 3rd this approach will no longer work. Remember the old idiom – close only counts in horseshoes (and hand grenades).So what happens if upon further inspection of the property some of its features have your appraiser calling and asking for more money to complete the report? Is the answer to just inflate the cost of every appraisal on the Loan Estimate? Because the rule only provides that the member cannot pay MORE at closing, right? Not so fast. Regulation Z provides that a credit union must disclose an estimate of settlement charges on the Loan Estimate in good faith and consistent with the best information reasonably available at the time of the disclosure. So now what? continue reading »last_img read more

Something in the Eire

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