Anytongs flatware converter turns normal utensils into tongs » Gadget Flow

first_imgTalk about an innovation you need but didn’t know you were missing. The Anytongs flatware converter turns two utensils into kitchen tongs, replacing multiple sets of tongs. So you’ll always have tongs ready when you need to serve salad or pasta. This gadget lets you save space and reduce clutter, meaning you no longer have to find a convenient spot to store those awkward tongs that don’t close. Compatible with pretty much any type of flatware, this utensil converter lets you slide a spoon or fork in either side and pull it taught. Thanks to the rubberized slot, the Anytongs will keep your flatware secure. Plus, this flatware converter also has a rubberized grip so you keep ahold of it even when you open it wide to grab something large. Whether you’re grilling or serving, flipping or stirring, the Anytongs will make your time in the kitchen so much easier. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Investment manager shares his strategy for a ‘very, very nice’ return

first_img– Advertisement – Traders work before the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 14, 2019 in New York City. Global economic worries on Thursday caused Wall Street to retreat from record highs following sour economic data from major economies and signs of persistent deadlock in US-China trade talks.JOHANNES EISELE | AFP | Getty Images – Advertisement – The market rally and rebound into cyclical stocks following this week’s vaccine news was a “taste of things to come,” according to one U.K.-based investor — just not yet.The rotation away from growth stocks into cyclicals — stocks that would benefit from an economic recovery driven by an effective coronavirus vaccine — followed Pfizer and BioNTech‘s announcement that their Covid-19 vaccine was 90% effective. But the trend appeared to reverse course by mid-week, with tech stocks rebounding on Wednesday.In fact, Freddie Lait, chief investment officer and founder of Latitude Investment Management, told CNBC that you shouldn’t be “rushing to fill your boots” just yet and instead outlined a different strategy to make “very, very nice” returns. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Nations League round-up: Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice as Netherlands beat Bosnia | Football News

first_imgpreview image preview image– Advertisement – First-half strikes from Youri Tielemans and Dries Mertens proved enough to sink Gareth Southgate’s side, who were without Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire.Tielemans grabbed the opener after 10 minutes and, after Harry Kane – making his 50th England appearance – saw a chance cleared off the line, the world’s top-ranked team doubled their lead through a brilliant Mertens free-kick.Scotland made to wait Wales stayed top of Group B4 with a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium.David Brooks headed the only goal of the game after 66 minutes, maintaining a one-point lead over Finland, who they face in their final group fixture in Cardiff on Wednesday.The Republic, who were reduced to 10 men in stoppage time after Jeff Hendrick was red-carded, face a relegation decider against Bulgaria in Dublin.Finland kept pace with Wales after a 2-1 victory in Bulgaria.Trouble ahead of Northern Ireland There was more frustration for Northern Ireland as two late goals consigned them to a 2-1 defeat in Austria and likely relegation.Josh Magennis gave the visitors the lead as they rebounded well from the disappointment of missing out on Euro 2020 qualification three days ago.But late goals from Louis Schaub and Adrian Grbic turned the tie around, with Northern Ireland’s fate set to be sealed if, as expected, Romania are awarded three points from their postponed game against Norway.Full Nations league results…North Macedonia 2-1 EstoniaSlovakia 1-0 ScotlandAlbania 3-1 KazakhstanBelarus 2-0 LithuaniaBulgaria12FinlandGeorgia12ArmeniaNetherlands 3-1 Bosnia and HerzegovinaTurkey 3-2 RussiaWales 1-0 Republic of IrelandAustria 2-1 Northern IrelandBelgium 2-0 EnglandCzech Republic 1-0 IsraelDenmark 2-1 IcelandHungary 1-1 SerbiaItaly 2-0 PolandMoldova 0-2 GreeceSlovenia 2-1 Kosovo Highlights of the Nations League Group A2 match between Belgium and England – Advertisement – preview image 4:48 Highlights of the Nations League Group A1 match between Italy and Poland 4:26 Italy stay top of the group after a 2-0 win over Poland, and will seal victory in the group if they win in Bosnia on Wednesday.An early Jorginho penalty and a second-half strike from Domenico Berardi clinched victory for the Italians, while Poland had Jacek Goralski sent off late on. Two Christian Eriksen penalties earned Denmark a narrow 2-1 win over Iceland and gives them hope of overhauling the Belgians when Group A2’s top two meet on Wednesday.The Danes’ hopes appeared to have been extinguished when Vidar Kjartansson equalised for the visitors in the 85th minute, but Eriksen made the most of a second spot-kick opportunity deep in injury time.England’s slim hopes of returning to the UEFA Nations League finals came to an end as they were beaten 2-0 by Belgium in Group A2. preview image Highlights of the Nations League Group A2 match between Denmark and Iceland preview image 2:26center_img Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice as Netherlands got their campaign back on track with a 3-1 win over Bosnia, which relegates the visitors from Group A1.Wijnaldum scored both his goals in the opening 14 minutes, before Memphis Depay added a third, with Smail Prevljak scoring a late consolation for Bosnia. Highlights of the Nations League Group B2 match between Slovakia and Scotland – Advertisement – 4:47 5:19 Highlights of the Nations League Group B4 match between Wales and the Republic of Ireland 4:06 4:46 preview image Highlights of the Nations League Group B1 match between Austria and Northern Ireland Highlights of the Nations League Group A1 match between the Netherlands and Bosnia and Herzegovina preview image Scotland missed a chance to clinch top spot in Group B2 as they were brought back down to earth with a bump in Slovakia.Just days after their famous penalty shoot-out win in Serbia to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals, the Scots were sunk by a deflected long-range effort from Jan Gregus in the first half.Oli McBurnie and Leigh Griffiths were both denied after the break, but the Scots can still win the group if they beat Israel on Wednesday.Israel were beaten 1-0 by Czech Republic on Sunday evening.Wales and Finland set for winner-takes-all showdown Eriksen the hero for Denmark – Advertisement –last_img read more

FDA approves new FluMist plant in England

first_imgJan 3, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A new facility built in England to produce MedImmune’s intranasal flu vaccine, FluMist, has gained the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval, the company announced last week.The facility in Liverpool will increase the company’s production capacity to about 90 million bulk doses per season, MedImmune said in a news release.The company’s existing bulk production plant, also in Liverpool, can produce up to 18 million to 20 million bulk doses per season, according to MedImmune spokeswoman Clarencia Stephen in Gaithersburg, Md.MedImmune made about 3 million doses of FluMist, a live-virus vaccine, for the US market for this flu season. The company shipped about 800,000 doses in the third quarter of 2005, Clarencia told CIDRAP News. Figures for the last quarter of the year were not yet available.Bulk FluMist is made in Liverpool and shipped to Philadelphia (Pa.), where it is blended and packaged, Stephen said.In MedImmune’s news release, Bernardus N.M. Machielse, senior vice president for operations, said the new facility “provides the capacity for manufacture of increased supply of FluMist and our investigational, next-generation influenza vaccine, known as CAIV-T (cold adapted influenza vaccine, trivalent). The facility could also be used to produce vaccine year round in the event of an influenza pandemic.”The new plant has 10 times the square footage of the existing facility and has larger testing and storage facilities, the company said.MedImmune hopes to start production in the new plant sometime this year, Stephen said. Because FluMist is sold only in the United States, the facility is not facing any British regulatory hurdles, she said.Stephen said it was too early to suggest what effect the plant may have on the supply of FluMist in the United States.MedImmune recently announced favorable preliminary results in a phase 3 study of CAIV-T, a new FluMist formulation that can be stored in liquid rather than frozen form. “It provides greater accessibility and added convenience for healthcare providers, because it no longer needs to be stored in a freezer and it can be administered fairly quickly after it’s taken out of the refrigerator,” Stephen said.FluMist is currently licensed for use only in healthy people between the ages of 5 and 49 years. The aim of the phase 3 study of CAIV-T was to provide the “pivotal data” to seek approval for use of the vaccine in children down to the age of 6 months, the company said.The trial included about 8,500 children between the ages of 6 and 59 months, including children with a history of asthma and wheezing. Compared with an injectable flu vaccine, CAIV-T yielded a significant 55% reduction in illness caused by any flu strain, MedImmune said. Participant who received the injectable vaccine had an 8.6% rate of flu, versus 3.9% for those who received CAIV-T.The trial results have not yet been reported in a scientific journal, Stephen said.See also:Dec 27 MedImmune news release on FDA approval of British plantDec 12 MedImmune news release on the CAIV-T triallast_img read more

CDC expecting H5N1 samples from Indonesia

first_imgFeb 22, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – An official from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is a collaborating laboratory for the World Health Organization (WHO), today said Indonesia’s health ministry is sending 15 H5N1 influenza samples for virus characterization, the first the country has shared since last year.Nancy Cox, MD, chief of the CDC’s influenza division, said today at a media update on the flu season that Indonesia’s health minister called the CDC on Feb 20 to say the country would like to resume sending samples.Cox said Indonesia’s health ministry shipped 15 clinical samples to the CDC on Feb 22. She said the samples are from two patients whose infections were confirmed by the WHO on Feb 5 and Feb 12. The two patients were a 27-year-old woman from a Jakarta suburb who died on Feb 2 and a 15-year-old girl from another Jakarta suburb who was hospitalized with an H5N1 infection after her mother died of the disease.”Based on past experience, the samples should arrive over the weekend or early next week,” Cox said. “We expect to obtain results over the next 2 weeks.”In December 2006, Indonesia—the nation hardest hit by the H5N1 virus—stopped sending samples to WHO collaborating centers to protest pharmaceutical companies’ use of the samples to develop vaccines that Indonesia said would be too expensive for developing nations to buy. A WHO group that has been meeting to resolve the virus-sharing issue failed to forge an agreement the last time it met in November.Indonesia has shared only a few samples since the end of 2006. Last May it sent three to the WHO in advance of the World Health Assembly, but WHO officials later said the specimens contained no viable viruses. Indonesia also sent a sample to the CDC lab in August to show that an outbreak of human cases on the island of Bali did not involve a mutated strain.Sari Setiogi, a spokeswoman for the WHO, told CIDRAP News today that the WHO has not received any details from Indonesia about the samples it is sharing and could not confirm the development.Siti Fadilah Supari, Indonesia’s health minister, said yesterday that the samples it sent are meant only for risk assessment, according to a report from the Associated Press (AP). “If they want to develop them into a seed virus they must notify us. If they make them into a vaccine our rights over [the vaccine] will be recognized,” she told the AP.Supari’s announcement came at the end of a tumultuous week regarding the country’s stance on sharing its H5N1 samples. Earlier this week, media outlets reported that Supari published a book alleging that the United States intended to produce a biological weapon with the H5N1 virus and the WHO was conspiring to profit from H5N1 vaccines.Details about the book, titled Time for the World to Change: God is Behind the Avian Influenza Virus, were given in a Feb 8 press release from Indonesia’s health ministry. However, the release did not list a publisher for the 182-page book.Officials from the US State Department and WHO denied the claims Supari apparently made in her book, the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald reported yesterday.Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono reportedly ordered Supari to recall copies of her book, though he had authored its introduction, according to Morning Herald reports.However, at a meeting with health ministry officials on Feb 20, Yudhoyono said he supported Supari’s demand for fair international virus-sharing policies, according to a report from Reuters.”We certainly need to form a partnership with WHO and friendly nations. We can only proceed if we agree on building and implementing a fair cooperation framework,” he said at a news conference, according to Reuters.last_img read more

CNTB Procurement: Organization of a study trip and development of a website

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB) has published two procurements on its website, one for the organization of a study trip to Provence, and the other for the development of the national website EuroVelo8 – Mediterranean cycling routes.According to the first procurement, the bidder should offer the services of organization, transportation and accommodation for a study trip to Provence according to the defined specification, the deadline for submission of bids is August 6, 2018, and details are attached.This Call for Expressions of Interest is announced within the EU project “MEDCYCLETOUR MEDiteranean CYCLE route for sustainable coastal TOURism” funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) – Interreg Mediterranean program. The deadline for submission of bids is July 31.07.2018, XNUMX.1.INVITATION FOR SUBMISSION OF OFFERS – ORGANIZATION, TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMMODATION SERVICES FOR A STUDY TRIP IN PROVENCE2. CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE OF DESIGNING THE NATIONAL WEBSITE EUROVELO8 – MEDITERRANEAN BICYCLE ROUTESAlso, the CNTB opened the need for a new job, more precisely an expert associate for IT support, and an advertisement for the mentioned job was published. More about the terms of the attached ad:PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT FOR IT SUPPORT (M ​​/ F)last_img read more

Samobor has joined the tourist running destinations

first_imgSightRun is a free mobile application that connects running and sightseeing, and uses the mobile phone’s GPS system to navigate and activate audio recordings that give the user interesting information about the city. It is for this reason that it does not matter how fast / slow the user moves. Earphones are enough to use the application, and it is not necessary to look at the mobile device during use, which allows complete freedom of movement and enjoyment of running and sightseeing. It is important to point out that all tours are available in English and Croatian. “This tour is easy to run, and is full of interesting stories about local customs, traditions, history, food, attractions and natural phenomena in the area. We believe that the tour will inspire you to take a peek into a few more corners of Samobor and reward yourself with Samobor cream puffs or a mining rake ” pointed out Ivana Kokot from the Tourist Board of the City of Samobor. SightRun Samobor is a 6-kilometer-long circular tour, which begins and ends at King Tomislav Square, near the well. center_img After Zagreb, Split, Pula, Opatija, Šibenik, Rovinj, Omiš, Hvar, Poreč, Munich and Graz, the city of Samobor also joined the racing cities through the SightRun tourist running application.last_img read more

Lufthansa reduces traffic to Croatia

first_imgLufthansa, a member of the Star Alliance group, has not operated on its two seasonal lines since October: from Munich to Pula and Zadar. Although the lines were operating in October, the company stopped operating on them earlier this year due to the impact of the global pandemic or reduced demand, according to Croatian Aviation. Lufthansa will cut off traffic to Adriatic airports earlier than in previous years, and there will be a reduction in the number of weekly flights on the Munich-Zagreb route. Line Munich – Zagreb will operate 17 times a week until October 5; on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. From October 18, there will be only three flights a week on this line, on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Germany’s Lufthansa will drastically reduce the number of operations at Croatian airports by the end of October. Line Frankfurt – Split will operate once a week, on Saturdays, until October 17th. The company operated on this line 4 times a week in August, and 3 in September. Line Munich – Split will operate four times a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, until October 24th. Line Frankfurt – Zadar will operate once a week, on Saturdays, until October 24th. It is one flight less per week compared to September, and two compared to August. Line Frankfurt – Pula will run until October 17, once a week on Saturdays. Here, too, there is one flight less per week than in September, and two less than in August. Line Frankfurt – Dubrovnik will operate once a week, on Saturdays, until October 17th. Lufthansa operated on this line 3 times in August and twice a week in September. Line Munich – Dubrovnik will operate four times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, until October 24th. Photo: Lufthansa The company will have in October 7 active lines according to Croatian airports, two less than in the previous month. Although the number of lines did not decrease significantly, it did occur large reductions in the number of weekly flights to Croatian destinations.last_img read more