City Moves for 14 October – Who’s switching jobs at Trident Resources, Mazars and Hymans Robertson?

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyTheFashionBallThe Most Beautiful Women In SportsTheFashionBallPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Image credit: Getty International accounting and advisory firm Mazars has appointed Max Bark as financial services audit and assurance partner. Max joins the firm from EY, with over 20 years of experience providing audit and assurance services to a wide range of banks and financial institutions in London, New York and Buenos Aires. He is focusing upon further growing Mazars’ banking audit practice along with a strong emphasis on continuously improving audit quality. Max joins the firm as part of a wave of 10 partner appointments across the UK. Mazars senior partner, Phil Verity, said: “Max’s appointment represents the breadth of experience, entrepreneurial outlook and focus on clients to which we all aspire. We look forward to announcing further partner appointments in the coming weeks as we continue to grow and invest in talent.” City Moves for 14 October – Who’s switching jobs at Trident Resources, Mazars and Hymans Robertson? There are fewer new job opportunities in London than anywhere else in the country, new figures have today shown. Hymans Robertson whatsapp Monday 14 October 2019 6:35 am Trident Resources Poppy Wood Share Pensions and financial services consultancy Hymans Robertson has appointed Shirley Brown as operations leader of its third-party administration (TPA) practice. Shirley has 35 years’ experience in the industry, having worked in consultancy at PwC and then moving into business processing outsourcing. Shirley then spent 15 years with Buck Consultants in various roles and most recently served as administration consultant at Barnett Waddingham, supporting new business and other initiatives such as setting up a new pension protection fund team. Commenting on the appointment, Gary Evans, head of TPA at Hymans Robertson, said: “The team has grown by 40 per cent over the last 14 months and we are fully committed to investing both in people and technology to provide an outstanding service for our clients. I’m thrilled to welcome Shirley to the team.” Adam Davidson has been appointed director and chief executive officer of Trident Resources, the investment vehicle formed to identify, assess and acquire near term mining development and production assets. Adam joins the board of directors with over 10 years of experience in the natural resources sector and extensive mining capital markets experience across a breadth of jurisdictions and commodities. He has been a member of Resource Capital Funds’ investment team since 2014 and has previously held positions with BMO Capital Markets in metals and mining equity research and with Orica Mining Services in strategic planning. James Kelly, non-executive chairman of Trident said: “I am delighted to welcome Adam to the management team and look forward to working with him as we execute on our strategy.” Mazars Today’s City Moves includes Trident Resources, Mazars and Hymans Robertson whatsapplast_img read more

UK coal mines need £300m to avoid being shut down

first_imgSunday 11 January 2015 11:05 pm UK coal mines need £300m to avoid being shut down Share More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her whatsapp Express KCS center_img The last three deep coal mines still operating in the UK are seeking £300m in state aid to avoid closure. UK Coal, which runs Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire and Thoresby Colliery in Nottinghamshire, and Hatfield Colliery, which is run by an employee-owned partnership in South Yorkshire, are both reportedly preparing applications for government grants to allow them to delay closing until 2018.UK Coal received a £10m loan from the government in April last year, to help finance a managed closure of its two deep mines by autumn 2015. It is estimated that 1,300 people are employed at Kellingley and Thoresby. Hatfield Colliery almost closed in September 2014 but was saved by a £4m commercial loan from the National Union of Mineworkers. If it were to shut, 440 jobs would be lost.UK Coal could not be reached for comment yesterday, while Hatfield Colliery declined to comment. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoElvenarAdvertisement If You Like to Play, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndo Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

“Wine Speak” Wows in Year Three

first_imgPinterest Twitter Previous articleSmart and Sustainable Ozone Water Treatment SystemsNext articleCalifornia’s Eden Rift Appoints Jennifer Leslie National Sales Director Press Release Email ReddIt TAGSWine SpeakWine Speak Paso Robles Linkedin Home Industry News Releases “Wine Speak” Wows in Year ThreeIndustry News ReleasesWine Business“Wine Speak” Wows in Year ThreeBy Press Release – January 22, 2020 300 0 Share Facebook AdvertisementPaso Robles AVA Plays Host to Successful Wine Industry EventAtascadero, CA—Wine Speak—a wine industry summit geared toward community and collaboration—successfully wrapped up its third annual edition, hosting more than 750 attendees and selling out all special events. Held on January 14-16 amid the backdrop of the Paso Robles wine country, Wine Speak featured an all-star cast of winemakers, master sommeliers and industry leaders from around the world.Longtime Napa Valley vintner and featured Wine Speak panelist Bruce Neyers remarked afterward, “It was without doubt one of the single best wine events I have attended in my career, both in content and in takeaway.”Added legendary master sommelier Madeline Triffon, “Coming to Wine Speak was a sweet, fulfilling surprise on so many fronts. It was a well-organized symposium driven by passion and heart as well as the community’s open fellowship.”Wine Speak 2020 spanned four days, kicking off with a regional open house, followed by two days of winemaker-sommelier panels and public tasting experiences. The event concluded with professional development seminars and workshops. Wine Speak expanded with an international flair this year, featuring industry luminaries from both the old and new worlds—including Napa Valley, California; Rhône Valley, France; Priorat, Spain; Mendoza, Argentina and elsewhere.Esteemed master sommeliers Chuck Furuya, Fred Dame, Nunzio Alioto, Madeline Triffon, and Emmanuel Kemiji all presented at various panels, which included “Inside/Outside—Crazy Red Blends”; “Inside/Outside—Cabernet Sauvignon”; and “Dream Big—Wine from a Different Perspective.”Wine Speak 2020 featured a “Wine Team” composed of notable sommeliers from around the country who helped steer the event’s wine service. The event also hosted eight up-and-coming professionals on scholarship from Dream Big Darling, a nonprofit dedicated to mentoring rising talent in the wine and spirits industry. Also notable at this year’s event was Alecia Moore, the famed musical artist, producer, actor and vintner known as P!nk, who attended several seminars and the Around the World Tasting at Atascadero Lake Pavilion. She attended with winemaker Chad Melville. Her Two Wolves wine project is based in Santa Barbara.Established by Furuya and Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins, VP of operations at Ancient Peaks Winery and founder of Dream Big Darling, Wine Speak was uniquely conceived to serve all segments of the wine industry. “Wine Speak is about gathering luminaries from around the world to share their knowledge, wisdom and experience, so that everyone attending can have an opportunity to learn,” said Furuya.Wine Speak is also advancing Paso Robles’ reputation as a leader in the global wine industry.“As our wine region continues to gain attention both domestically and internationally, it’s important to have events like this in our area,” said Joel Peterson, executive director of Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “Wine Speak brings influential wine buyers and sommeliers to Paso Robles—many for the first time—and this year’s line-up of incredible panelists and presenters didn’t disappoint.” Wine Speak 2020’s main events were held in the City of Atascadero. “Without the generosity and forward thinking of the Atascadero community, Wine Speak 2020 would not have been possible,” said Wittstrom-Higgins.Wine Speak would like to thank its generous sponsors for helping make this event possible:Visit Atascadero; City of Atascadero; Pavilion at the Lake; Somm Journal; Tasting Panel Magazine; Paso Robles CAB Collective; Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance; Farm Credit; TricorBraun; The Carlton Hotel; Umpqua Bank; American General Media; Holiday Inn Express Atascadero; Wine Enthusiast Magazine; and Glenn Burdette CPAs.About Wine SpeakWine Speak Paso Robles is a premiere industry summit that brings sommeliers, wine industry leaders and hospitality professionals together for a three-day educational journey. Join master sommelier Chuck Furuya and his peers as they steer winemaker seminars, hospitality classes, wine tastings and special vineyard excursions—all designed to advance professional collaboration, knowledge and performance throughout the wine industry. Visit last_img read more

Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation Donates $250,000 to Jose Andres’ World Central…

first_imgEmail Previous articleAfternoon Brief, April 20Next articleDomaine Serene Launches Charitable ‘Pour It Forward’ Program Press Release Linkedin Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation Donates $250,000 to Jose Andres’ World Central KitchenIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessWine Spectator Scholarship Foundation Donates $250,000 to Jose Andres’ World Central KitchenBy Press Release – April 21, 2020 158 0 TAGSJose AndresWine Spectator Scholarship Foundation Twitter Facebook ReddIt Share AdvertisementThe Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation has announced a contribution of $250,000 to World Central Kitchen, the charitable organization led by chef Jose Andres. The donation will help support the charity’s mission of feeding those in need—a cause all the more urgent amid the Covid-19 pandemic.“Jose Andres is world famous for his enormous charity efforts devoted to feeding people in need,” said Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator. “This donation is intended to help feed many of the Americans who have lost jobs due to Covid-19, including restaurant workers, as well as front-line health care workers and other vulnerable groups.”“We’re working around the clock to activate restaurants and kitchens to feed vulnerable communities and our brave medical professionals on the front lines, in order to make a meaningful impact in the fight to keep everyone fed, and to support the distressed restaurant industry,” said World Central Kitchen CEO Nate Mook. “We’re very, very grateful to the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation for their generous support of this mission-critical work.”World Central Kitchen was founded in 2010 and has served more than 16 million meals globally since its inception. With a #ChefsForAmerica effort now addressing the fallout from Covid-19, the charity has stepped up to serve nearly 1.5 million fresh meals across the country, currently clocking in at 130,000 per day and rising.#ChefsForAmerica is active in more than 85 cities including Little Rock, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, the New York City metropolitan area, Oakland/Bay Area, Puerto Rico, Ventura, and Washington, D.C. Andres’ vision is to serve at least 300,000 meals in each community across America, including the key expansion cities of Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Seattle.The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation’s contribution to World Central Kitchen continues a decades-long legacy of giving back. Funded by proceeds from Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience, the Scholarship Foundation has raised over $25 million and funded more than 800 scholarships for students in wine and culinary educational programs. In total, parent company M. Shanken Communications’ charity efforts—which also include Cigar Aficionado’s Night To Remember devoted to prostate cancer research and the Els for Autism Pro-Am—have raised more than $50 million over the past 40 years.Advertisement last_img read more

Scrap Metals Export Resumes with new Measures

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, has lifted the ban on the export of scrap metal effective Thursday (May 6), while announcing a raft of measures that will govern the industry for the next four months.In a statement to the House of Representatives Tuesday (May 4), Mr. Samuda explained that the measures to be implemented include the ban on export of all items made of copper, until further notice.“Persons who purchased copper prior to April 28 and can substantiate the source of these items will be allowed to export them up to May 12. Also no smelted metal of any kind will be eligible for export,” Mr. Samuda explained.Only members of the Scrap Metal Federation will be allowed to export scrap metal. These exporters must confirm membership and demonstrate that their statutory obligations have been met, prior to being allowed to export.The Industry Minister stated that a dealer who is unable to provide details as to the source of the scrap metal, in keeping with the provisions of the Trade Act, will not be granted a licence to export.He added that teams inspecting the metals for export will include no less than three Custom Officers, a member of the police force and other stakeholders, including the National Water Commission (NWC), telecommunication companies, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of Transport and Works and the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS).“Following each inspection, the signatures of all the members of the inspection team shall be affixed to the relevant documents, failing which, no export licence will be granted by the Trade Board,” he said.Mr. Samuda said preparations will be made for the establishment of a central loading site, where containers for exports will be loaded under the direct supervision of the strengthened inspection team.“Exporters with industrial licences will not be required to load at the central loading site,” Mr. Samuda noted.The Government had put a stop on all scrap metal trade effective April 28, with the exception of manufacturers who generate their own material and do not buy from other sources.The decision had been made in the wake of the theft of millions of dollars worth of infrastructure across the island, most recently at the Colbeck Irrigation pumping station in St. Catherine, where scrap metal thieves vandalised critical agricultural equipment with losses estimated at some $5 million. RelatedScrap Metals Export Resumes with new Measures Scrap Metals Export Resumes with new Measures TechnologyMay 5, 2010 RelatedScrap Metals Export Resumes with new Measurescenter_img RelatedScrap Metals Export Resumes with new Measures Advertisementslast_img read more

Police search for Sake House suspects

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorPolice search for Sake House suspects Jun. 09, 2020 at 5:32 pmBad BehaviorCrimeFeaturedNewsPolice search for Sake House suspectsGuest Author1 year agocrimelootingrewardSake HouseSanta Monica The Santa Monica Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information related to the arrest of those responsible for the arson that occurred May 31 at the Sake House by Hikari, located at 401 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, California. They are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the subjects pictured. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective D. Chabot at (310) 458-2201 Ext. 6679, Sergeant C. Green at (310) 458-8414, or the Watch Commander (24 Hours) at (310) 458-8427.Submitted by Lt. Joseph CortezTags :crimelootingrewardSake HouseSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a comment$10,000 reward offered for information on theft of 29 guns during civil unrestLetter to the Editor – The long term consequences for cannabis arrestsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press10 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

Nathan Lents Is Back; Still Wrong About Sinuses

first_imgJane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Medicine Nathan Lents Is Back; Still Wrong About Sinuses Casey LuskinSeptember 13, 2018, 2:33 PM Tags”poor design”accessory ostiaallergensanatomyantibodiesbacteriabathtubsciliacommon colddrainageenzymesethmoid cellsEvolution Newsfrontal sinusgravityHuman Errorsintelligent designJoshua Swamidassmaxillary sinusMichael EgnormucusNathan Lentsostiaparanasal sinusespathologiesPeaceful SciencephysiologyplumbersSidney Yankauersinkssinusitissphenoid sinusWall Street JournalWikipedia,Trending Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Recommended Intelligent Design Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Allcenter_img “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos As long experience teaches, critics of intelligent design tend to divide neatly into two categories. There are those who primarily want to attack motives, make false accusations of deception and dishonesty, and engage in creative name-calling. On the other hand, there are serious and thoughtful critics. Sometimes the latter are misled about ID by the former.This distinction may help explain what happened recently when biologist and ID-critic Nathan Lents was given an open forum to sound off on Discovery Institute. This occurred at the website Peaceful Science, hosted by another critic of ID, biologist and MD Joshua Swamidass. The interaction with Lents is of interest because it provides an opportunity to look again, in some detail, at a fascinating illustration of design in action.A Nose for Bad ArgumentsEarlier this year writers for Evolution News posted responses to Dr. Lents, who teaches at John Jay College and wrote a recent book, Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes. He argues that our bodies demonstrate “poor design” or “suboptimal design” which is best explained by evolution. Lents wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal summarizing his case.He argues in his book that the fact that the openings to the maxillary sinuses (called “ostia”) are situated near the top of the sinuses would prevent gravity drainage of mucus. This, he thinks, is bad design. He asks, “What kind of plumber would put a drainpipe anywhere but at the bottom of a chamber?” Neurosurgeon Michael Egnor, who knows a thing or two about the anatomy of the head, replied to Lents, here and here. Egnor explained that the design of the maxillary sinuses makes sense for several reasons, as follows.Though excess mucus is annoying when you catch a cold, mucus is a normal and necessary bodily fluid that is secreted by mucus membranes. Its multiple important purposes include preventing tissues from drying out, trapping harmful foreign bodies such as bacteria or allergens, and serving as a locality for antibodies and other enzymes that are “designed to kill or neutralize these harmful materials.” Egnor points out that if the maxillary sinus drained from the bottom, it might quickly lose its vital mucus. This would cause problems: “From design considerations, it can be inferred that a drainage ostium in the floor of the sinus would drain at too high a rate, drying out the sinus mucosa and predisposing to plugging of the ostium by thick debris.” Cilia move mucus upwards, against the flow of gravity, towards the ostia in the maxillary sinus. In fact, as Egnor observes, our paranasal sinuses “don’t drain primarily by ‘gravity,’ as Lents naïvely asserts,” meaning that the fact that the opening in the maxillary sinus is at the top is immaterial to how it normally drains.Another observation Egnor made is that even from a gravity-drainage perspective, there could be rational reasons for putting the drainage opening at the top of the sinus. Plumbers frequently put drains at the tops of chambers. A possible purpose for situating the ostia at the top of the maxillary sinuses is so they can serve as “overflow openings,” much like the drains located at the tops of sinks or bathtubs.Lastly, Egnor observed that the maxillary sinuses can have other methods of drainage that don’t depend on gravity, called “accessory ostia,” located further down towards the bottoms of the sinus. A Relevant PaperOn that last point, Egnor cited a paper, “The Drainage System of the Paranasal Sinuses: A Review with Possible Implications for Balloon Catheter Dilation,” which he quoted. The paper states, “Accessory ostia are not only common for the maxillary sinus but also for the entire paranasal sinus system.” After reviewing the design of the paranasal sinuses, Egnor concluded:For most of humanity’s seven billion people, paranasal sinuses drain flawlessly for the better part of a century without any tinkering at all. “Poor” design? If sinks and toilets drained as well as sinuses, plumbers would be mostly out of work.On his own blog, Lents replied to Egnor by arguing that the paper Egnor cited is about the paranasal sinuses, not the maxillary sinus:First of all, if you carefully read both what he wrote, and especially the paragraph that he provides as his source, you will notice that most of it is discussing accessory drainage in the paranasal and frontal sinuses, not the maxillary sinuses. The paranasal and frontal sinuses surround your nose and are in your forehead, respectively. Nothing I write in my book or articles make reference to those sinuses. My “poor design” argument is about the maxillary sinuses only.Now, at Joshua Swamidass’s discussion forum, Lents claims again that Egnor was wrong to cite this “completely off-topic paper” because it isn’t about the maxillary sinuses:You will notice that the article is all about the paranasal sinuses not the maxillary sinuses. Totally different structures!Lents uses Swamidass’s forum to rant at us, saying that we’re “dishonest” and claiming Dr. Egnor was just trying to take advantage of ignorant readers. In Lents’s words, “They made an obvious error, got caught, and then just pretend it didn’t happen.”No, there was no error to correct. On the contrary, it’s Lents’s description of nasal anatomy that is wrong, at an elementary level. The maxillary sinus and the paranasal sinuses are not “totally different structures.” The maxillary sinus is one of the paranasal sinuses! The paper Egnor cited was discussing the maxillary sinus as well as the other paranasal sinuses.Lents similarly writes on his blog, “The paranasal and frontal sinuses surround your nose and are in your forehead, respectively. Nothing I write in my book or articles make reference to those sinuses.” Again, that’s not true because, to repeat, the maxillary sinus, which Lents indeed writes about in his book, is one of the paranasal sinuses, meaning that Lents does write about the paranasal sinuses. He is wrong in his terminology.What the Article SaysInterestingly, Lents doesn’t quote from the article itself. Here’s some of what it says:“Intersinus connections and accessory ostia of the maxillary sinus are well known to rhinologic surgeons but are less known for the remaining paranasal sinuses.”“Accessory ostia are not only common for the maxillary sinus but also  for the entire paranasal sinus system.”“Expansion of the mucous membranes helps to form the paranasal sinuses: the maxillary sinus, the ethmoid cells, and the frontal and sphenoid sinuses, respectively.”Some of that is technical language. What’s clear is that the paper that Egnor cited frequently discusses the maxillary sinus, and the maxillary sinus is one of the four paranasal sinuses. When it states that “Accessory ostia are not only common for the maxillary sinus but also for the entire paranasal sinus system,” it is not, as Lents says, “completely off-topic” but rather directly on-topic. It is indicating that accessory ostia are “common for the maxillary sinus.” Wikipedia concurs:Paranasal sinuses are a group of four paired air-filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity. The maxillary sinuses are located under the eyes; the frontal sinuses are above the eyes; the ethmoidal sinuses are between the eyes and the sphenoidal sinuses are behind the eyes. The sinuses are named for the facial bones in which they are located. […]Humans possess four paired paranasal sinuses, divided into subgroups that are named according to the bones within which the sinuses lie:The maxillary sinuses, the largest of the paranasal sinuses, are under the eyes, in the maxillary bones (open in the back of the semilunar hiatus of the nose). They are innervated by the trigeminal nerve.A picture on Wikipedia’s “Paranasal sinuses” page shows the four different paranasal sinus cavities — one of which is the maxillary sinus:Image credit: OpenStax College [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons.This is basic physiology, and Lents gets it wrong when he claims that the maxillary sinus is not a paranasal sinus.In his blog reply Lents goes on to argue that the accessory ostia in the maxillary sinus don’t resolve the issue since not all people have them. (Lents claims only up to 30 percent do although the literature states they exist in up to 43 percent of people.) These accessory ostia are not fully understood, and researchers have debated the matter. Studies have asked whether they are congenital (i.e., present naturally at birth) or whether they arise during a person’s lifetime due to sinusitis or other pathologies. One paper notes they may be a “defect” due to a “pathological situation” that ultimately causes “chronic inflammation.” In other words, the design that Lents demands must exist does in fact exist in a significant number of people — but Lents’s version of a good design may actually not work very well. To see why this is the case, you need to understand why a basic premise of his arguments — that our sinuses drain primarily due to gravity flow — is mistaken.Egnor Was Right AgainLents’s main argument is that most of our sinuses use gravity drainage, but since the ostium (opening) of the maxillary sinus is found at the top of the sinus, this represents “poor design.”Egnor noted that the paranasal sinuses “don’t drain primarily by ‘gravity,’ as Lents naïvely asserts.” Again, Egnor is right and Lents was wrong. While gravity drainage is used, to some extent, by all of our paranasal sinuses, it is not the preferred drainage mechanism of any of our paranasal sinuses, and the mechanism of drainage of the maxillary sinus is no different from any of the other paranasal sinuses. Isn’t this counterintuitive? Not if you think about it. As explained by the famous ear-nose-throat surgeon Sidney Yankauer in a paper, “The drainage mechanism of the normal accessory sinuses,” the openings of the paranasal sinuses are all located in different orientations. That way, “there is no single position of the head which is favorable to drainage from all the sinuses.” He further notes that even when the head is in a favorable position for gravity drainage of a particular sinus, gravity drainage would “at best, be only slow and intermittent.” That is because sinus drainage tubes are small and narrow, and the mucus thick and viscous. Thus, “if the liquid is thick and viscid … like the nasal secretions, its escape will be very slow; in fact, if the opening is very small, there may be no escape of liquid at all.” Moreover, he observes that when a liquid is present in small quantities, as is the case with mucus, “the adhesion of the liquid will overcome its gravity” and it may not flow downward. Yankauer observes that our sinuses normally have no trouble draining themselves:The fact that the sinuses are thus capable of draining themselves when they are in a normal, healthy condition will hardly be disputed; but that they are also capable of emptying themselves through their natural orifices when they have become diseased may not be so self-evident. Yet it is within our experience that acute inflammations of all the accessory sinuses have a natural tendency to get well without operative interference, the end of the disease being marked by a discharge of secretion into the nose, lasting for days or weeks, during which lime drainage through the natural orifices goes on without interruption; so that even when the mucous membrane is diseased and the quality of the secretion altered, drainage through the natural orifices is possible, and in a large percentage of the cases is sufficient.How do we reconcile these observations — that there is no single position of our head that is conducive to gravity drainage of the sinuses and that gravity drip of our viscous mucus through the narrow sinus passages would be very slow, and perhaps even prohibited by liquid adhesion, yet our sinuses normally seem to have no trouble draining? This is because, as he observes, gravity is not the primary mechanism of drainage of our sinuses:Considering these facts, and bearing in mind that the secretion of the healthy sinuses is a mucous fluid, and that of the diseased sinuses a still more viscid one, it is evident that gravitation, as such, plays a very small part in the drainage of the normal accessory sinuses.This is exactly correct. For example, consider our frontal sinus (see the image above for its location). Lents claims in his book that the frontal sinus (directly above the narrow between the eyes) “can drain downward.” This is true, but his implication is that frontal sinus drainage is primarily due to gravity. That is inaccurate.The frontal sinus does ultimately drain downward, but not primarily due to gravity. It drains only after cilia sweep the mucus in a circuit which first goes upward, and then comes back around down the other side of the sinus in a circle, thus draining downward. This is seen in the frontal sinuses depicted in the diagram below:In the diagram, roughly redrawn from slide 35 of this lecture, and a diagram at this medical anatomy library, you see that the drainage ostium is at the bottom (near point A), right where Lents says it should be. But with mucus starting at point A in the frontal sinus, the mucus does not always drain directly downwards. Instead, on one side of the ostium, mucus travels along a circuit (shown by the turquoise arrows), first upwards (against the force of gravity) along the interior of the sinus, around the top, and then finally draining along the bottom of the sinus and then out.A Circuitous Route — For a PurposeWhy would mucus in the frontal sinus take this circuitous route? The answer is simple, from a design perspective: Mucus has an important purpose and, as the Yankauer observes, gravity drainage is not an efficient mechanism even when the drainage port is located at the bottom. With only gravity at work the frontal sinus would dry out and mucus would fail to cover the entire sinus and do its job of sweeping away bacteria and other harmful foreign bodies. The roundabout route ensures that mucus is swept across the entire sinus, keeping it moist and allowing it to do its job.The key point is that the main mechanism of sinus drainage — even when there’s a drainage port at the bottom as in the frontal sinuses — is the cilia, not gravity. Yankauer writes:the explanation of the manner in which these cavities are drained, must be sought in a study of the character of the mucous membrane over which this drainage takes place, and of the physical properties of the secretion. With the exception of the olfactory tract proper, the mucous membrane of the nose and its accessory cavities is covered with ciliated epithelium. The cilia are in a state of constant motion, which has been compared to the lashing of a whip. Each cilium moves through an arc of from 20 to 30 degrees, at the rate of about 12 times per second, the forward movement being about twice as rapid as the return movement. All the cilia of a single cell move in the same direction at the same time, but the cilia of all the cells do not move simultaneously, but the motion is carried over the mucous membrane in a wavelike manner. … The power exerted by the combined action of the cilia is said to be very considerable. Consider this passage from a much more recent article, “Paranasal Sinus Anatomy and Function”: Since many of the sinuses develop in an outward and inferiorly fashion, the ciliated mucosa often moves material against gravity to the sinus’ exit. This means that mucus produced just adjacent to a sinus ostia, if it is on the afferent side, will travel around the entire sinus cavity, often against gravity, before exiting the ostia. This is one reason that creation of accessory ostia at sites outside the physiologic ostium will not significantly improve sinus drainage. In fact, this sometimes results in mucus draining from the natural ostia reentering the sinus via the newly created opening and cycling through the sinus again.What Did We Just Read? First, “mucus produced just adjacent to a sinus ostia, if it is on the afferent side, will travel around the entire sinus cavity, often against gravity, before exiting the ostia.” This shows that gravity drainage is not necessarily the preferred mechanism of sinus drainage even when the drainage hole is on the bottom and mucus is produced right next to the hole.When a sinus has the “good design” that Lents claims it should have, it actually drains more like the sinus that he claims has a “poor design,” moving mucus upward via cilia against the force of gravity.Second, we see that, because gravity drainage is not the preferred mechanism of drainage, creating new holes in the sinuses where you think gravity would help improve the drainage might not be a good idea. That would interfere with the natural circuits of mucus flow as driven by the cilia. This is consistent with the aforementioned observations of problems associated with accessory ostia in the maxillary sinus. When the design that Lents demands exists is actually implemented, it doesn’t work very well. Lents in his book acknowledges that cilia move mucus around. But the question for him is this: If it’s so important to have drainage ports at the bottom of a sinus, then why is it in the frontal sinus that much mucus that starts off right next to the drainage port at the bottom is swept upwards away from the drainage ostium by the cilia and around the entire sinus before it flows out of the ostium, completing a full circuit? The answer is that gravity drainage is not very important to sinus drainage. The premise behind Lents’s argument for poor design of the maxillary sinus is false.There’s another reason that ciliary movement is preferred: People don’t spend all their time standing upright, so gravity isn’t always tugging on our mucus in the same direction. In fact, we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, putting our head in positions that would not work well for spreading mucus around the sinuses if gravity were the main force. Thankfully, it isn’t, and we have cilia wisely designed to move the mucus where it needs to go.That’s not to say gravity drainage plays no role. There may be another good reason for the presence of the ostia at the top of the maxillary sinuses — one that Nathan Lents writes about, but that he misidentifies as a design flaw. Lents writes:The poor location of the drainpipes in the maxillary sinuses also helps to explain why some people with colds and sinus infections can briefly find relief by lying down. (p. 11)Maybe that’s another key to understanding the design of the maxillary sinus and the location of its ostium: its opening at the top is designed to give relief when a person is sleeping, so that he can sleep. Asking the Right QuestionsThis is all an admittedly lengthy way of saying that Lents has identified no design flaw.Does that mean all the questions raised by nasal physiology are answered? Hardly. But Egnor’s ID perspective led him to ask important questions about the design of the sinuses:Lents ironically makes a point that design scientists have been making all along: consideration of design principles leads us to a much deeper understanding of biology. Is the maxillary ostium an overflow drain? Why does drainage normally move uphill by ciliary action, rather than downhill by gravity? Why is there only one ostium in the maxillary sinus, rather than many? To what extent does the drainage of mucous depend on flux of the water component of the colloid back through the mucosa, rather than through the ostium? These are all good questions, and they are the kind of questions that lead scientists to a deeper understanding of physiology. They are, of course, design questions. These are exactly the right questions, and investigating them from a design perspective has helped us to understand why ciliary motion rather than gravity is the preferred mechanism for moving mucus around the sinuses. Photo credit (top): StewartENT, via Pixabay. Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Casey LuskinAssociate Director, Center for Science and CultureCasey Luskin is a geologist and an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg, and BS and MS degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law.Follow CaseyProfileWebsite Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Sharelast_img read more

391 new cases of Covid-19 and 15 deaths in Northern Ireland

first_img Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – December 1, 2020 There are 391 new cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.Another 15 people have died with the virus, including eight in the past 24 hours.419 patients are in hospital, with 38 in intensive care.100% of all hospital beds in the North are now occupied. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+center_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 391 new cases of Covid-19 and 15 deaths in Northern Ireland Previous articleCalls for County Development Plan to be varied to deal with wind farmsNext articleTwo taken to hospital following crash on Letterkenny/ Ramelton road News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebooklast_img read more

Sharks shuffle team for Pumas

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Stormers No 8 completes England move

first_img Posted in Stormers, Top headlines Tagged john dobson, Juarno Augustus, Northampton Saints, Stormers, Western Province ‘ The Stormers have granted Juarno Augustus an early release from his contract to move to the Northampton Saints in England but expect him to return.Augustus has signed a two-year deal with the English Premiership side and will leave the Stormers in July but, according to a statement by the Cape side, he ‘intends to return to his home union in 2023 with even more to offer’.A proud product of Cape Town, Augustus attended Tygerberg High School and represented Western Province at the U18 Academy Week before joining the Western Province Rugby Institute after school.Having performed for WP U19 team, Augustus was selected for the Junior Springbok team in 2016 and went on to be named World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the Tournament that year, scoring seven tries in Georgia.He made his senior Western Province debut in 2017 and played his first game for the Stormers later that same year.Augustus has since accumulated 19 caps for the Stormers and played 15 times for Western Province, but has seen his growth stall, having suffered a few injury setbacks in the past few years.‘This is a great opportunity for me to experience a new environment and grow on and off the field so that I can add more value in the blue-and-white jersey in the future,’ Augustus said in a statement.Stormers head coach John Dobson said that Augustus will benefit from the experience of playing in England and return a more experienced player.‘We were not going to stand in Juarno’s way and wish him all the best, he is still very young and will add to his game in the next two years before returning to us.‘He is a proud product of this region and we look forward to seeing him develop his game and return a better player one day. We have seen the benefit in the past of such a move with our current captain Steven Kitshoff and we are hopeful that Juarno’s career will follow the same path,’ he said.The Stormers have in the interim signed Willie Engelbrecht on loan from the Pumas, while promising eighthman Evan Roos has turned his loan move from the Sharks into a permanent one.Photo: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images Juarno Augustus on the run BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Aaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ Life Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFrom the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndoFormer Bok captain: ‘SA Rugby operating a class system’SA Rugby MagUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online Game|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeFormer England wing wing Ugo Monye says Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe is one of the most devastating runners in the game ever.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysio|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img Published on May 11, 2021 ‘ Post by SA Rugby magazine SumabisThis Is What Happens To Your Body If You Sleep With Socks OnSumabis|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Stormers No 8 completes England move  869  81 ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more