Finding local seafood is getting easier at America’s top fishing port

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | AleutiansFinding local seafood is getting easier at America’s top fishing portMarch 30, 2018 by Zoë Sobel, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:Buying local crab gave Rubi Warden an opportunity to show her daughter Pia where their food comes from. (Zoë Sobel/KUCB)Unalaska is America’s fish capital. More seafood is hauled into Dutch Harbor than anywhere in the country, but for residents it’s not easy to find fresh fish unless they catch it themselves.At the local grocery stores even seafood caught in the Aleutians is exported before landing in freezer cases. But it’s getting a little easier to get locally caught seafood on the dinner table.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/03/seafood.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It doesn’t happen often in Unalaska, but fishermen can sell their catch directly to customers. If you’re imagining a fish market, wipe away that image.Buying fresh seafood means going directly to a boat like Roger Rowland’s. On a weekday in January people like Rubi Warden are crowding onto the dock to pick out tanner crab.“Can you help me to carry it to my truck?” Warden asked.” “I’m buying $400 worth for three families.”Warden and her daughter Pia are buying 48 crab.  She’ll serve some of it to her parents when they visit from Hawaii.Fishing is a family affair for Roger Rowland. Here his daughter helps fill an order. (Zoë Sobel/KUCB)Local crab hasn’t been sold on the dock in two years.This is Rowland’s second time selling crab this season. The first time they took pre-orders, but today anyone can buy. It’s $12 a crab or 12 for $100.“This year they’re very nice, very big,” Rowland said. “It’s really encouraging to see the really nice product.”Selling fish off a boat doesn’t involve too much paperwork. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game requires a catcher seller permit to be completed along with a $25 processing fee.Another way it’s getting easier to find local fish in Unalaska is at restaurants – at least at all the dining establishments owned by UniSea, one of the big processing plants in town.Vic Fisher looks forward to Taco Tuesday the way most people look forward to the weekend.“I’m sitting on Monday and I’m thinking about Taco Tuesday,” Fisher said.He’s excited to try tonights’ menu: Alaska cod “just off the boat” marinated in chili lime sauce with cabbage slaw, and chipotle creme fraiche.“I love fresh caught anything,” Fisher said. “This is fresh cod and this is absolutely a new thing. I’m down for it.”The person responsible for all this fresh fish at the restaurant is Brett Richardson, the general manager of the Grand Aleutian Hotel. He’s been around for six years and says previous managers served fish from Asia.“I was wondering why we weren’t serving fish that we caught. If only, not having to pay shipping costs,” Richardson said. “Something that’s local and something that I think tastes pretty good should be on the menu.”His first move was to shift the hotel’s weekly seafood buffet from a cornucopia of products from around the world to just Alaska fish — cod, pollock, salmon, and scallops.All the restaurants at the Grand Aleutian Hotel are serving fresh, local fish seasonally. (Zoë Sobel/KUCB)In some ways it makes his job more difficult. He’s responsible for picking up the fish.“We don’t have a delivery structure,” Richardson said. “I literally just drive my little car over, put it in the trunk, and bring it on over.”He can get fish so fresh it’s been off the boat for less than an hour. Workers process the fish on a slime line and instead of taking it to the freezers as they would for international customers, they walk it out to Richardson.Even with Richardson’s three restaurants at the hotel and a few more nearby starting to serve local seafood, it’s still not easy to find fresh fish on the island.Why is it so challenging? Richardson says it could be similar to why you can’t get good coffee in Java, Indonesia.“The only thing they had there available for anybody was Nescafé,” Richardson said. “They export all of their coffee because other markets will pay much more premium products for that.”Because of the seasonal nature of Alaska’s fisheries, there won’t be fish this fresh available year round. Richardson says the prime season is at the beginning of the year, but he thinks they’ll likely still have local cod through the end of April.Share this story:last_img read more

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Prosecution rests, DeSimone’s defense witnesses to testify Monday

first_imgCrime & Courts | Juneau | SoutheastProsecution rests, DeSimone’s defense witnesses to testify MondayMay 4, 2018 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:Alaska State Trooper Ryan Anderson holds up Mark DeSimone’s shirt for the jury on Friday. The shirt, along with DeSimone’s coat, cap, belt, jeans and boots, were seized after the shooting of Tony Rosales in Excursion Inlet in May 2016. A sample taken from DeSimone’s shirt matched Rosales’ DNA. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)The prosecution has rested its case in the Mark DeSimone homicide trial.The prosecution’s last witnesses Friday included two troopers who gathered evidence and interviewed witnesses at the scene. A forensic scientist also testified about trying to lift latent fingerprints from firearms and magazines seized at the shooting scene.DeSimone is standing trial for the death of Tony Rosales at an Excursion Inlet cabin in May 2016. DeSimone’s defense attorney plans to argue that the two shots fired back-to-back at Rosales were unintentional discharges.The defense will present their witnesses starting Monday morning.Share this story:last_img read more

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Whale Watching: Hobnobbing For Heal The Bay

first_imgThe sun sets over the PacificSharon LawrenceAnother view of the festivitiesHeal the Bay’s BRING BACK THE BEACH to-do was held on the sand in front of the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. I am still smiling thinking of sitting there for dinner at a table on the beach as my chair sunk in and the table hit me about a foot below my chin. It felt like I was three years old and needed to sit on a few phone books. At least I didn’t drop any five spice-rubbed Mary’s Farm chicken breast on my lap. I like this function because I tend to be messy (but am closer to the table here) and because folks have a drink or two. It’s probably also the only time I will ever be let into the Jonathan Beach Club. Heal The Bay is a fine org that has been cleaning up the ocean (especially Santa Monica Bay) for the last 30 years. Those folks with the trash bags picking up litter on the beach among other things? That’s them.Last year the group honored Julia Roberts—who almost wasn’t let into the private club for the party. She had to talk her way in with girls who didn’t recognize her at the front desk. This year the honorees included Jeremy Irons (sadly a no show), Dr. Howard Murad (skincare doc extraordinaire) and Heal The Bay do-gooder and the org’s first paid employee—Mark Gold. I was sorry Irons couldn’t attend. He narrated a fantastic spoof documentary called The Majestic Plastic Bag. The festivities went on long after sunset and Ziggy Marley and co. played into the night. Why else am I still smiling? Because someone actually got onstage and announced that “the person with the Prius, you’ve left your lights on.” A few people started to get up before they realized it was a joke.Photographs by DavidYoung-Wolff.com TAGSZiggy MarleyThe SeenL.A CultureJeremy IronsHeal The BayDr. Howard MuradPrevious articleGet Your Telescopes Out, Asteroid 1998 QE2 Is Flying ByNext articleIt Happened This Week in L.A. History: Tom Bradley Elected MayorKari Mozena RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Holiday Season Officially Starts with These L.A. Tree Lighting EventsGorgeous Hotel Pools in L.A. Where You Can Cool Off Without Booking a RoomWhy You Should be Listening to Mexican-Born, L.A.-Based Rapper Niña Dioz UncategorizedWhale Watching: Hobnobbing For Heal The BayBy Kari Mozena – May 30, 2013499ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItlast_img read more

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MannKind raises new cash to prop up a sinking inhaled insulin product

first_img @adamfeuerstein Adam’s Take What is it? GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? Tags biotechfinanceSTAT+ [email protected] Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprints By Adam Feuerstein Oct. 11, 2017 Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Adam Feuerstein Motivated by a stock price that tripled over the past 10 days and in real need for new cash, MannKind (MNKD) sold 10 million shares in an overnight stock offering priced at $6 per share. After fees, the sale nets the struggling peddler of Afrezza, an inhaled insulin, just under $58 million.MannKind remains a failing business with a bloated $700 million market valuation, so think of the new financing as a small bandage on a gaping wound. The company burned through $23 million in cash during the third quarter while managing to sell (on a net basis) just $1.8 million to $2.2 million of Afrezza, according to preliminary financial results disclosed Wednesday. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED MannKind raises new cash to prop up a sinking inhaled insulin product Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. last_img read more

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Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings

first_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Hired someone new and exciting? Promoted a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot? Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going.And here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) hired E. Morrey Atkinson as senior vice president and head of commercial manufacturing and supply chain. Previously, he worked at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY), where he was senior vice president of global manufacturing operations. @Pharmalot Log In | Learn More Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Alex Hogan/STAT STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. By Ed Silverman July 17, 2020 Reprintscenter_img What is it? [email protected] What’s included? Ed Silverman Pharmalot About the Author Reprints GET STARTED Tags jobsSTAT+last_img read more

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In Pictures: Clean air week launched by Green schools in Laois

first_imgHome News Community In Pictures: Clean air week launched by Green schools in Laois NewsCommunityEducation WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Green-Schools students pledge to #beatAirPollution for Clean Air Week What a great initiative!Schools from Laois will be celebrating Clean Air Week from the November 18 November 22 to  by undertaking activities and events to stress the importance of clean air and reduced air pollution at their school gates.This week is part of the Green Schools program.The Green-Schools programme operates in over 90% of schools nationwide and has been operating for over 20 years in Ireland.The Travel theme is the fourth theme of the programme and is funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and supported by the National Transport Authority.The programme is tasked with increasing the number of journeys to school by sustainable modes (walking, cycling, scooting, public transport and carpooling) and has been in operation nationwide since 2008.Clean Air Week is the latest campaign from the Green-Schools Travel programme, which promotes active and sustainable travel on the journey to school.Clean Air Week will run from Monday, November 18 to Friday, November 22 with 11 schools from Laois expected to take part. GAA TAGSAir PollutionClimate ChangeGreen Schools Previous articleLaois TD calls on Health Minister to visit Portlaoise Hospital before ChristmasNext articleElectric Picnic receives HUGE nomination in European Festival Awards James Moore Facebook Twitter In Pictures: Clean air week launched by Green schools in Laois Twitter Pinterest By James Moore – 15th November 2019 SEE ALSO-REVEALED: Proposed opening date as works continue on new Supermacs Plaza in Portlaoise Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Following a study carried out in Spring 2019 in partnership with schools and the international GLOBE programme students discovered that nitrogen dioxide NO2 levels were higher for schools situated in major towns and cities when compared to schools located in rural areas.This can be attributed to traffic at the school gates as well as idling engines from cars and buses.Launching the week, Green-Schools Travel Manager Jane Hackett said:“Clean air is not something we should have to strive or campaign for; it is a human right.”“The school gate should be a place that is safe, healthy and free from cars and idling engines, however many school gates in Ireland have high levels of the air polluting gas NO2”“The main source of NO2 in Ireland is from road transport and journeys to school by car are contributing to poor air quality in our towns and cities.”“It is shocking to hear that 1 in 5 Irish children experience asthma at some stage in their lives, and this is directly linked to poor air quality.”“We are calling on schools around Ireland to investigate the quality of air outside their schools and to help improve their student’s health by promoting sustainable journeys to school, no idling zones and safer, healthier school gates that are free from cars.”A No Idling Toolkit and an Air Quality resource has been developed to help schools launch a clean air-focused campaign during Clean Air Week.Green-Schools are asking students to make a pledge to #BeatAirPollution in order to create a healthy environment around the school gate and to improve well-being by travelling to school actively. Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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ScotiaMcLeod head steps down

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Rudy Mezzetta Companies ScotiaMcLeod Inc. Djurfeldt had been head of ScotiaMcLeod since April 2015. He began his career at the bank in 1991 as a wealth advisor, and moved progressively up to more senior roles.ScotiaMcLeod made a big comeback in Investment Executive‘s 2019 Brokerage Report Card. Advisors there rated their firm significantly higher this year (by half a point or more) in all 33 main survey categories, with the majority of participants pointing to executives being open to hearing about advisors’ challenges and ideas, and to an overall improvement in corporate culture.ScotiaMcLeod’s IE rating (the average of all of a firm’s category ratings) hit 8.2 this year, up from 6.9 in 2018, following several years of decline in advisor satisfaction across multiple areas of the business. For example, in the 2018 Report Card, ScotiaMcLeod advisors’ rating for “firm’s receptiveness to advisor feedback” had dropped by half a point or more for the third consecutive year, to 5.8 from 6.4 in 2017, 7.4 in 2016 and 7.9 in 2015. Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto, On deymos/123RF Rob Djurfeldt has stepped down as managing director and head of ScotiaMcLeod Inc., the brokerage arm of Toronto-based Bank of Nova Scotia.Djurfeldt, a 28-year veteran at the bank, confirmed in a phone call that he left the brokerage on Wednesday. He declined to comment on the reason for his departure. Djurfeldt’s exit was announced in an internal memo; ScotiaMcLeod representatives could not be reached by press time for comment. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Collector Classics: 1950 Meteor Custom Convertible

first_img See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca As a child, Johnston moved to Saanichton on Vancouver Island with his parents in their 1939 Chevrolet. His mother later totaled that car when she hit black ice on the Royal Oak. His parents subsequently bought a new 1949 Ford coupe, a car young Gord acquired in 1955 for $500.The highwater mark of his love affair with slab-sided Fords from the early Fifties was the purchase of black and white 1950 Meteor Custom convertible — bought in 1963 from a Victoria car lot when he was in his early 20s. He had it painted blue, installed an overdrive transmission and went cruising. It was very rare car as it was one of only a handful of Meteor convertibles sold in Canada.Ford of Canada introduced the Meteor on June 25, 1948 to give its Mercury-Lincoln dealers a low-priced car to compete with those sold by Ford-Monarch dealers. Although the Meteor shared its body with the Ford, it was a much more attractive vehicle. They were badge-engineered to look different than the rather plain-looking Ford sibling. They also boasted shooting star emblems and unique grilles and ornamentation.Although Ford of Canada built 23,027 Meteor cars in 1949 to fill out the full price range of cars for Mercury Lincoln dealers in Canada, there were no convertibles built until the second model year in 1950. And, even then, there were less than 200 produced.RELATED The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Canadian Automotive Museum preserves our unique heritageAlthough Gord Johnston sold his Meteor convertible after owning it just two years, the memory of that car would stay with him through the years and the hundreds of thousands of kilometres traveled as a trucker.“I always said that, if I could find another one, I would buy it,” the 77-year-old says. That opportunity came six years ago when he learned of a 1950 Meteor convertible being sold by a salvage yard in Saskatoon.Although he already owned a blue 1949 Ford Custom convertible, he jumped at the chance to revisit his youth with a genuine Ford of Canada-built 1950 Meteor Custom convertible.What ensued was an off-frame restoration spanning six years to bring the rare Canadian car back to its former glory. The flathead V8 engine now purrs through dual exhausts, the radio plays and the electric clock ticks. On sunny days, the power top is activated for open air driving and Gord is young again.Both of Johnston’s shoebox convertibles are blue with tan tops and interiors. A side-by-side look shows the similarities with the same bodies and interiors. But it’s the subtle differences that stand out to the purist. The Ford has a unique round grille centre; the Meteor wins out with a Mercury-like foil grille treatment.Further, the badging and ornamentation is much more compelling on the Meteor, making it a standout that outsold Ford cars in Canada back in the day.Meteor cars were discontinued in Canada following the 1961 model year after just a dozen years in production. Considered automotive Canadiana, they are now consigned to the history books with one very special 1950 convertible consigned to Gord Johnston’s garage – faithfully watched over by Jethro the donkey.Alyn Edwards is a classic car enthusiast and partner in Peak Communicators, a Vancouver-based public relations company. [email protected]   advertisement South Langley, B.C. — Jethro loves to spend quality time in the shop. He noses right in, takes a peak at what’s under the hood and then heads for the fridge to wait for a treat. Jethro has personality. He is equally fond of salt and vinegar potato chips as he is of carrots.He is very careful during his regular visits to the shop, moving slowly to carefully avoid contact with Gord Johnston’s classic convertibles. He seems to know they are treasures.“He comes in the shop when I’m working and walks along the tight space between the car and the wall – never touching anything. When he comes to the bench at the end of the shop, he backs up and turns around if he wants to go back out. Once when I was lying under a car, I felt hot breath and Jethro was looking down at me through the engine bay,” Johnston says. The retired long-haul trucker with millions of kilometres to his credit started driving an orchard truck for a neighbour in Victoria at the age of eight. He made truck driving his life’s work. His passion has always been cars with emphasis on the so-called ‘shoebox’ Fords built from 1949 through 1951. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Mercury-like foil grille on the 1950 Meteor easily wins for style over the 1949 Ford grille treatment.Alyn Edwards, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The beautiful Mercury-like foil grille treatment on Johnston’s 1950 Meteor Custom convertible.Alyn Edwards, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The front-end styling of the 1949 Ford convertible.Alyn Edwards, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The V8 engine in Johnston’s restored 1950 Meteor Custom convertible has been hopped up with dual exhaust headers and Offenhauser high compression cylinder heads.Alyn Edwards, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The unique grille and ornamentation saw Meteor cars outsell Fords made in Canada during the 1950 model year.Alyn Edwards, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The stylish 1949 Ford convertible owned by Gord Johnston for the past 20 years.Alyn Edwards, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Meteor rear badging is unique to the 1950 model.Alyn Edwards, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The stylish Meteor ornamentation on the dashboard of Gord Johnston’s rare 1950 Meteor Custom convertible.Alyn Edwards, Driving We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.center_img Trending in Canada COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSFordConvertibleVintage / ClassicClassic CarsClassic Cars & TrucksNew VehiclesVancouverVintage & CollectibleAlyn EdwardsCanadaCars and Car DesignConvertiblesCulture and LifestyleFord FlatheadFord Motor CompanyGord JohnstonRoyal Oak CompanySaanichtonSaskatoonVancouverVancouver Island Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Gord Johnston with his garage buddy Jethro and his matching 1949 Ford and 1950 Meteor convertibles. Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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CU-Boulder Building To Be Cleaned For Mold, Employees Moved Out Of Building

first_img Published: Oct. 11, 2006 Mold damage to a file-room wall, which was discovered in the Woodbury Arts and Sciences Building on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus Oct. 3, is being removed by a contractor beginning after 5 p.m. today and continuing through the weekend. The building is expected to be reopened on Monday, Oct. 16. The 120-year-old, four-story Woodbury Arts and Sciences Building is the home of the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Resource Center and faculty and staff offices of the East Asian Languages and Civilizations department and some other arts and humanities offices. No classes are held in Woodbury. Employees have been encouraged to file workman’s compensation claims with the university if they wish and 15 employees have complained of symptoms, primarily itchy eyes and throat, runny nose or flu-like symptoms, according to Lou Mitchell, director of CU’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety. The mold, a form called stachybotrys, is believed to have been caused by a heat exchange malfunction that occurred several months ago and caused small leaks in the building’s radiators, which eventually saturated a wall in room 110 and led to growth of the mold. Large furniture pieces that lined the wall prevented employees from spotting the problem sooner, Mitchell said. Two firms will work on cleaning and abatement of the mold throughout the weekend including Excel Environmental of Aurora, which will remove walls, clean affected areas and erect barriers to prevent spread of the mold, and Herron Enterprises industrial hygienists of Lakewood, which will monitor the air in the building to ensure all the mold is removed. Most of the mold is contained in the north wall of room 110 of Woodbury, which is primarily a storage area for advising records of students in the arts and sciences college. The records will be sampled and inspected for mold through HEPA processing, or High Efficiency Particulate Air. “Any wall in the building that is wet will be removed and disposed of during the cleaning and abatement process that we’re beginning tonight to prevent spread of the mold,” Mitchell said. Although some small spots have been found beyond room 110, most of the mold caused by the leaking radiators is located in that room, he said. A second source of mold in the basement level of Woodbury was discovered when crews began investigating the source of water in room 110 and found small areas of mold in the basement. “The basement has been affected by water infiltrating from outside the building’s foundation,” Mitchell said. “The building’s roof scuppers are not draining water away from the foundation wall. We will also conduct abatement in the basement and later make improvements to prevent water from entering the basement.” Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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CU-Boulder scientists secure nearly $359 million in sponsored research funding in FY 2010-11

first_img Published: Sept. 8, 2011 DENVER—University of Colorado faculty researchers secured more than $790 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2010-11 to advance scientific work in laboratories and in the field.Preliminary numbers indicate the university’s sponsored research funding for 2010-11 falls below the $884 million final tally in 2009-10. However, one-time federal stimulus dollars of an estimated $145 million allocated through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or ARRA, boosted the total received in the 2009-10 fiscal year.Sponsored research funding is targeted for scientific projects, and universities cannot divert these dollars to fund non-research related expenses such as utilities, compensation, student financial aid and grounds maintenance. In addition to funding specific projects, research dollars help pay for research-related capital improvements, scientific equipment, travel and salaries for research and support staff and student assistantships.Research provides not only scientific gain, but economic gain. In fiscal year 2010, CU research led to the creation of 83 new businesses. Federal, state and local agencies provide these critically needed funds that support researchers and serve as a barometer of academic and research advancement.Of the $790 million in sponsored research funding received in fiscal year 2010-2011, more than $542 million was from federal sources and more than $248 million was from nonfederal sources.Funding by campus:• University of Colorado Boulder, nearly $359 million, including:• A National Science Foundation six-year, $5.9 million grant to continue intensive studies of long-term ecological changes in Colorado’s high mountains, both natural and human-caused, throughout decades and centuries.• A $28 million instrument developed to study changes in the sun’s brightness and its impact on Earth’s climate. It was one of two primary payloads on NASA’s Glory mission launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Feb. 23.• University of Colorado Colorado Springs, more than $12 million, including:• A $499,645 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to develop programs that protect students from victimization and build healthy relationships.• A $750,000 Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enable a group of southern Colorado colleges and universities to work cooperatively to increase the number of southern Colorado residents who attend college.• University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus, more than $419 million, including:• A U.S. Department of Education grant for $398,834 for the first year of three-year award, with the potential three-year award total of $1,198,674. The study will determine if differential outcomes for children with autism in the recently completed LEAP – USA efficacy trial continue to manifest themselves during a three-year follow-up period.• A $2.77 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Health Care Research and Quality that will allow researchers, health policy experts and clinicians to understand the impact of health care interventions on health outcomes for minority, underserved and socioeconomically disadvantage populations by supporting observational comparative effectiveness research.Other granting agencies included the U.S. Department of Commerce, Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Energy Department and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.The University of Colorado is a premier public research university with four campuses: the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Some 60,000 students are pursuing academic degrees at CU. Academic prestige is marked by the university’s four Nobel laureates, seven MacArthur “genius” Fellows, 18 alumni astronauts and 19 Rhodes Scholars. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Categories:Science & TechnologyNews Headlineslast_img read more

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