Sustainable solutions to the plastic packaging problem

first_imgThe Grocer may use your contact data to keep you informed of its products and services by email. You can withdraw your marketing consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such email or by sending an email to . More information on our processing can be found in our Privacy Notice . By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Notice . Company: Charpak Format: PDFLength: 15 pagesType: White Paper The challenge faced by our industry to deliver sustainable packaging is a complex issue for retailers, FMCG brands, own-label producers and across the supply chain.We address this challenge, bringing you expert insight and recommendations with a clear case study in one comprehensive 15-pp report:- Insightful consumer research from Mintel and Kantar Worldpanel- Clarification on the definition of single-use plastic from The European Commission- Clear framework and recommendations to guide your NPD and packaging decisions- An innovative supply chain collaborative case study that brings the solution to marketScalable, sustainable solutions to the plastic packaging problem are available now. Download today to learn more.Download today:last_img read more

PTTEP strikes gas, condensate at Orchid well, offshore Australia

first_imgThai oil and gas company PTTEP has made a gas and condensate discovery at the Orchid-1, the first exploration well in Permit AC/P54 located in the Timor Sea, Australia.Spudded in January 2019, the drilling of the Orchid-1 was undertaken to a total depth of 2,925 meters.The well encountered gas and condensate with the net pay thickness around 34 meters.“The result is in line with PTTEP’s expectation and will be incorporated into development planning of Cash-Maple field which contains 3.5 TCF of resources,” PTTEP said.The well was reportedly drilled by Transocean’s GSF Development Driller I semi-submersible drilling rig.AC/P54 is an exploration permit under PTTEP Australasia project which comprises Permits AC/L3, AC/RL4, AC/RL5, AC/RL6, AC/RL7 (Cash-Maple field), AC/RL10, AC/RL12 and AC/P54 in the Timor Sea off northern Western Australia.According to data on PTTEP Australasia website,  the project is currently in the preliminary concept stage, which includes considering both conventional Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) options. Full development of the gas fields will require a multi-billion dollar investment. Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

DesignPro Advances SEENEOH Trials Through BlueGift Support

first_imgIrish company DesignPro Renewables said it has achieved new performance milestones with its hydrokinetic turbine as part of ongoing testing at the SEENEOH test site in Bordeaux, France. The turbine generates energy from flowing water and has been deployed at a dedicated test site on the River Garonne since September 2018.The design, build and initial deployment was supported through funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme which enabled the device to be tested for a full 12 months.In September 2019, the 25Kw unit was due to be removed and decommissioned as the H2020 support had ended, however the new funding and support through the BlueGift programme has allowed the device to stay on trial for a further 12 months.According to DesignPro, this additional testing period has enabled the company to implement upgrades and improvements to the unit, including a new Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) system developed in conjunction with Mitsubishi Electric Ireland.The system is said to have delivered significantly improved performance results just 2 weeks ago on site and marked a milestone for the team.The BlueGift support is specifically aimed at testing the longer-term performance of the device, looking at elements such as wear and tear, replacement parts and operations and maintenance requirements as well as overall survivability of the unit.Vincent Mc Cormack, innovation manager at DesignPro, said: “When you have put so much work, time and resources into developing and building a full-scale turbine it makes sense that you get as much value and learnings from it as possible. This support under BlueGift has allowed us to keep the device in for an additional 12 months at SEENEOH, granting us the opportunity to test the device more rigorously thereby getting us one step closer to having a market-ready product and instilling more confidence for investment and partners.”Vincent Laroque, president of SEENEOH, said: “We are delighted with the renewed confidence of DesignPro Renewables to extend its trials. Europe, via the INTERREG Atlantic Area programme, is offering a tool that is particularly suited to this sector by providing financial support to test sites so that they can open their doors under advantageous conditions for technology developers.”To remind, DesignPro also completed the deployment and testing of its 60kW (DPR60) turbine at Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, Scotland in conjunction with Leask Marine.last_img read more

Pirates Pull Away From Cats To Win Sectional Crown-Twisters Fall Short To Jackets

first_imgArea Boys Basketball Sectional Final ScoresSaturday  (3-3)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Southwestern ShelbyMorristown  61     Oldenburg  40Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ GreensburgGreensburg  48     Franklin County  35Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Southwestern HanoverSouthwestern  53     Switzerland County 44Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus EastBloomington South  55     Columbus East  52The Greensburg Pirates will be advancing to The 3A Regionals on Saturday, March 10th, at Southridge High School in Huntingburg, south of Jasper, taking on The 3A #3 Evansville Bosse Bulldogs tipping off at 10 AM. Coverage on WRBI will start at 9:30.last_img

INDOT conducting ‘Trash Bash’ to usher in spring

first_imgAurora, In. — Spring cleaning season is here and that means more than 90 percent of INDOT’s maintenance staff and over 100 volunteers will be out in force to pick-up litter along Indiana state roads, US highways and interstates this Friday, April 13.In the past, INDOT maintenance staff have worked with the Indiana Department of Corrections crews and together the joint crew has picked up 22,123 bags of trash in the past five years, with 7,346 being picked up in 2017 alone. INDOT spends an average of $5.8 million to accomplish litter pick-up every year on the state’s 11,000 center lane miles of roadway.“Keeping Indiana highways free from litter is no easy feat,” said INDOT Greenfield District Deputy Commissioner Todd May. “But we take pride in our roads and maintaining outstanding roadsides for motorists. We could not do it without our staff, volunteers and motorists doing their part to keep our roads clean.”INDOT asks that all drivers be aware of the work zones that will be in place along the many heavily traveled routes and to move over and slow down to ensure the safety of the individuals operating along the roadway.Litter Prevention ProgramsIn addition to maintenance activities, INDOT utilizes multiple distinct programs to minimize litter along the roadways. These programs include:Adopt-A-Highway: A traditional program that coordinates with community groups that provide trash and litter pickup on two-mile segments of non-interstate Hoosier highways. INDOT will place a sign on the portion of highway these groups adoptSponsor-A-Highway: Though similar to the Adopt-a-Highway program, it’s specifically for trash and litter pickup on one-mile segments of Hoosier interstates (and some high-speed highways not covered under Adopt-a-Highway). Rather than by community groups, the trash is picked up by a vendor hired by the groupsHoosier Gateways: INDOT staff facilitates individuals or groups interested in beautifying entrances to communities, cloverleaf or other interchanges, medians, roundabouts, or small segments of roadway by connecting them with proper community officialsAdditional information on these programs can be found online here.Preventing Litter on Hoosier RoadwaysINDOT encourages Hoosiers to prevent litter on Indiana highways and aid clean-up efforts. Here’s how:Don’t litter: Set a good example for everyone, especially children.Be responsible: Carry a litter bag in your car instead of tossing trash out the window.Put a lid on it: Make sure trash can lids are securely fastened. If you have curbside trash collection, don’t put lose trash in boxes or untied bags.Check on it: If you own a business, check dumpsters daily to ensure doors are closed.Report it: Report areas where people have illegally dumped garbage to INDOT’s Customer Service line at 1 (855) INDOT4U (463-6848)Adopt it: If you or your family is involved in an extracurricular group, encourage the group to adopt a highway. More details are online here.last_img read more

IMCA RaceSaver Sprints call Bethany Speedway new Missouri home

first_imgU.S. 36 has run the RaceSaver division for two years. The Sprint Series of Nebraska visits there four times this year. “There’s been a lot of interest by drivers who want to run twice a week,” Boller said. “Bethany is only 15 miles or so from the Iowa state line and there are drivers in the Des Moines area who were looking for a place to run on Saturday nights.” “We want to continue building the division and giving those drivers another track to race at 10 nights is one way we can do that,” he continued. Ten dates, all but one of them on Saturday nights, are on the 2020 schedule at Bethany. Opening night is April 25 with points racing slated through Aug. 29.  BETHANY, Mo. – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers have had Jon Boller Jr. on speed dial since his announcement the winged division would be new at his Bethany Speedway this season. IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars also run at both Missouri venues while Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods also run at Osborn. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season there runs from April 17 to Aug. 28. Sanctioned Sprints also run Fridays at the Boller-promoted U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn.last_img read more

DOG POUND: SU defense helpless against Locker, Washington offense in blowout loss

first_img Published on September 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm SEATTLE — Doug Hogue tried to find the words to explain the frustration. Of course, Jake Locker was a Heisman Trophy candidate. Of course, SU wasn’t expected to win on the West Coast. These were things Hogue and his teammates heard all week. But to get blindsided by two of Washington’s other guys really killed him. Shaking his head outside of the Syracuse locker room after the game, he finally found something to describe the missed opportunities that led to the Washington rout. ‘Washington played good,’ Hogue said. ‘I thought they came out with a good game plan for us. A lot of times, we shot ourselves in the foot.’ Hogue and the Syracuse defense spent the last week focused on Locker. If one player was going to beat Syracuse on Saturday, it sure wasn’t going to be Locker. But with the focus on the Heisman candidate all week, the rest of the Husky offense made the most of an opportunity to take advantage of a shaky SU defense, ultimately leading Washington to a decisive 41-20 victory in front of a crowd of 62,418 at Husky Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and running back Chris Polk each took turns torching the Syracuse defense time and time again. When the final seconds ticked off the clock, the pair had abused the proud SU defense through the air and on the ground, to the tune of 298 yards and four touchdowns. Adding salt to an open wound, Locker still provided his own stamp on the game. Though the SU defense properly neutralized his ability to run the ball, he finished the game 22-for-33 for 289 yards and four touchdowns. ‘They did a nice job,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘They made plays, and I thought their quarterback played well. We gave up some big plays and missed tackles.’ Early on, it appeared as though Syracuse would pick up where it left off last weekend at Akron. Quarterback Ryan Nassib led the Orange to two scoring drives to open the game, and the defense kept Locker and Co. pinned back in their own territory. Just when the Orange appeared to have control of the game, things started to slip out of control. The momentum shifted on Washington’s first scoring drive, and the Orange was unable to get it back for the rest of the game. ‘Defensively, I thought we were aggressive,’ Marrone said. ‘But when we were in the position to make plays, we didn’t make (them).’ Leading up to the matchup against the Huskies, Syracuse strong safety Max Suter referred to the pass defense as ‘lights out’ when it didn’t allow a single touchdown pass a week earlier against Akron. It was the first time in over a year the Orange had accomplished the feat. But Saturday, the tables were turned. This time, it was the defensive secondary’s inability to stop the big play that served as the weak link in a defense that looked much different from just a week earlier. ‘The wide receivers did a good job,’ SU defensive end Chandler Jones said. ‘They did a good job of getting yards after the catch, and that’s what hurt us the most.’ Whether it was Shamarko Thomas and Mike Holmes both going after what could have been an easy interception or letting Polk slip away for a 52-yard touchdown run after he was pinned in the backfield, SU’s defense let what could have been a close game become an onslaught. For a squad entering the game with so much pride and optimism, it was a disappointing performance. Syracuse’s defense gave up four plays of more than 25 yards in the second half alone Saturday. ‘It’s not how you start,’ SU linebacker Derrell Smith said. ‘It’s how you finish. We’ve just got to finish the game.’ Once the Husky defense started making stops, the offense followed. As the Husky defense tightened up after allowing the game’s first 10 points, Locker’s offense kept the SU defense on the field for long, demoralizing scoring drives. Washington went on to score 27 unanswered points and cruised to victory. By the time the Orange finally scored again, in the fourth quarter, half the stadium had already started heading for the exits. The game was over. With so much promise coming into the game, Marrone was visibly distraught with the outcome. But after letting off some postgame steam, and despite the overall frustration, Marrone was still able to think somewhat positively. ‘We’re going to need to fight and scratch every day in practice,’ Marrone said. ‘And we’ll fight and scratch every day in a game, and we’ll be fine.’ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Joseph Turow examines digital retail environments

first_imgThe Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted Joseph Turow, a professor from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, for a talk on technology and retail stores on Monday afternoon.Technological takeover · University of Pennsylvania professor Joseph Turow spoke about how in-store media has affected sales and revenues on Monday. – Jessica Zhou | Daily TrojanTurow said there will be another wave of technology within the next decade that will make shopping at malls and grocery stores a more personalized experience for each user.Turow discussed how appliances in stores that market messages to shoppers function as media. He gave the examples of coupon papers on the shelves of the grocery store and the televisions found on the ceiling of the local movie rental store that play trailers of movies, both in hopes of gaining the clients’ attention and influencing to make a purchase.Turow said 40 percent of Facebook revenues now comes from mobile use, nine in 10 American adults now have a cell phone and 57 percent of adults own smartphones.“Clearly mobile is an important media,” Turow said. “It is the most persuasive medium in the world. People sleep with their phones. People know their phones are lost more than their credit cards. And marketers really know this.”Given this information, Turow explained that due to users’ constant consumption of information through mobile devices, many businesses are finding ways to make their retail experience more personalized.Though in its beginning stages, there is an idea to produce an in-store tracking map of each person walking into a specific store via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Theoretically, Turow said consumers would connect their phones to the retail store, which would start their personalized experience.Turow gave the example of a grocery store. Every time the person purchases a food item, it will supposedly register as data on that person’s account so that the next time the consumer shops at the grocery store, the marketers will show any coupons for the foods that the consumer has bought before.Turow located problems within the system’s algorithms that start collecting personal data of each shopper.He predicted that the collected data would create social hierarchies, which would encourage people to shop for goods at their socioeconomic “level.”Turow used Neiman Marcus as an example of a store that could look at a consumer’s previous purchases and, using algorithms, judge if that consumer is someone who would be able to shop at Neiman Marcus.“At that point, someone decided who you are — that is the problem,” said Ellen Helsper, an associate professor in media and communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.If this system were put in place, it would run the risk of preventing a person’s perceived identity from changing.Turow argued that a business should split its square footage in half and use one of the spaces as a place to try clothes on and shop online, in order to transform the shopping experience into an easier system.Turow said he believes that online shopping is gaining popularity, so a consumer could try on the clothing in the store and then order it online at his or her leisure.“I can put on a medium coat, and then have it tomorrow,” Turow said of trying something on in a store and ordering it online.Turow described businesses that are now advancing their in-store media to brand their retail even further, giving consumers a more powerful experience.“In society, [two things are] really important in retail experience: touch and feel. [The] human experience is even now more important,” Helsper said.Turow anticipated this transformation within retail shopping to happen in a decade, but says that the execution of the idea is still in the works.“The programs are transforming the architecture of physical and digital retailing and the relationship between the two, in ways that make the selling environment increasingly dynamic and mutable for the individual prospect,” Turow said. “You are changing the store for the person walking through -— that’s the goal.” Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more

Golubovskaya fights through nagging injuries in home debut

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ While Guzal Yusupova clinched the final match and secured the Orange’s sixth straight win, it was the resilience of Sofya Golubovskaya in her home debut that could have long term consequences for Syracuse’s seasonSyracuse (6-0, 1-0 ACC) has struggled to stay healthy so far this season, including ankle injuries to both Polina Kozyreva and Sonya Treshcheva. And on Saturday, with Boston College  (7-2, 0-2 ACC) visiting Drumlins Country Club, the Orange prevailed despite injuries once again. One of Syracuse’s key pieces, Golubovskaya, had been sidelined for the past month. The junior made her 2020 home debut at the No. 3 doubles with Zeynep Erman and No. 2 singles Saturday. While her doubles game went unfinished, and she ultimately fell in singles play, the health and success of Golubovskaya will be vital for the Orange going forward.“It was this morning,” said Syracuse head coach Younes Limam on when they knew Golubovskaya would play. “We talked to her, we talked to our trainer and she said I’ll do anything for our team and she sure did.”During her return with Erman in their match against Boston College’s Hailey Wilcox and Natasha Irani, Golubovskaya played with confidence. The Orange grabbed the early break from a Golubovskaya backhand winner at 30-40 and went up 3-1. The Eagles rallied two games of their own until Erman held serve at 4-3 before a medical timeout. The athletic trainer treated Golubovskaya’s lower back and stretched her lower body. It was the start of constant attention Golubovskaya needed throughout Saturday’s match.“I wanted to go out there for my team and want to do everything that I could, so that’s what kept me in there,” said Golubovskaya.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGolubovskaya and Erman’s match went unfinished after Boston College won the other two doubles matches to win the overall doubles point. And with their continued struggles in doubles play, Syracuse was once again reliant on singles success.In her singles match, Boston College’s senior captain Kylie Wilcox stood across the net from Golubovskaya. The 6-foot Wilcox’s power was the difference early as Golubovskaya couldn’t find her rhythm and fell down 3-6. During the break between sets, Golubovskaya requested more medical attention. This time it was her right shoulder. But out of the timeout, and up 2-1, an unforced error from Wilcox gave Golubovskaya the break. She released a “come on,” walking to the other side of the court.The treatment continued on her right shoulder, but in the second set, Golubovskaya dominated, 6-1, to even it up at one set apiece.“I stopped rushing and my mistakes were gone,” Golubovskaya said.In the final set, fatigue began to factor in. In the third set Golubovskaya continually grabbed her right shoulder, she didn’t have the energy towards the back end of the match, she said. Wilcox ended the No. 2 singles contest on an ace down the outside service line and handed Golubovskaya the loss, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.While Golubovskaya fought off her injuries Saturday and showed flashes of her 34-26 form from last season, she was hesitant to comment on her health for upcoming matches.“We will see,” Golubovskaya said postgame. “I have to talk to our coaches and the trainers.” Comments Published on February 15, 2020 at 7:17 pm Contact Bailey: last_img read more

ICS to honor Jamaican comedian Oliver Samuels

first_imgThe Washington-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) plans to bestow the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award on Jamaican comedian, actor and playwright Oliver Samuels during its 25th Caribbean-American Heritage Awards Gala, on November 16.One of Jamaica’s thespian luminaries “For his outstanding body of work and for bringing ‘Brand Jamaica’ to the performing arts locally and internationally, Samuels will be awarded the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award at the Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala, which has as its theme, ‘A Celebration of Excellence and Service,’” said Dr Claire Nelson, ICS’ Jamaican-born founder and president. She said Samuels is “widely considered to be one of Jamaica’s thespian luminaries.”Born on November 4, 1948, in Harmony Hall, St Mary, Jamaica, Nelson said Samuels grew up on a banana plantation, where his father worked as a casual laborer and his mother sold items on the estate.“His involvement in drama began at the age of seven, when he and the other children on the plantation would sing and recite poetry on Friday nights,” Nelson said. “It was to be the beginning of a lifetime love for all things dramatic for the poor boy who made good by adopting his mother’s belief that with hard work he could make it out of poverty.”Trained at the Jamaica Theatre School from 1971 to 1973 where he participated in various productions, Samuels has appeared in no fewer than 13 national pantomimes, playing major roles, Nelson said.Writing his own playCurrently, Samuels is dedicating his time writing his own theatrical material. “His latest piece, ’56 East Avenue’ opened in Miramar , Florida, on September 1 to very enthusiastic response,” Nelson said.She said other honorees will include Reggae Foundation Grammy Winning Inner Circle Band, widely known for their song “Bad Boys”; Jamaican microbiologist and current president of the J. Craig Venter Institute, Dr. Karen Nelson; Rising Star of the Opera, Alyson Cambridge, who is of Guyanese heritage; and Sherry Herbert, vice president of Black Enterprise, who hails from Nevis.last_img read more