Brewery Owners Worry New Bill Could Hinder Potential For New Business

first_imgDoug Hogue, the owner of Kenai River Brewery breaks down the 80/20 rule: “80% of everything that is manufactured has to go out into wholesale, and you can only sell 20% in your taproom.” Despite the growing popularity of craft breweries in the community Hogue says they face many challenges in the business: “To get into new facility you’re in the millions of dollars when you are looking getting this equipment. You have that and then going where they say you well you have to start distributing all of this beer, and if you are new you don’t have a market, you have nobody to help you move that beer. Even in 8 years it would be very difficult to recoup that capital investment.” According to Hogue, Kenai River who has been around for over 10 years isn’t hitting close to the proposed 80/20 mark: “We produce a good amount of beer and we distribute quite a bit, but we are still running 35-40% of our production through our taproom.” Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-80-20-rule-for-breweries.mp3VmJennifer-on-80-20-rule-for-breweries.mp300:00RPd SB 76 currently before the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee. Hogue said he and other brewery owners feel that the 80/20 rule will hinder the ability for new breweries to be able to operate in the state. According to Hogue all of the production breweries in the state would not support the bill if the 80/20 rule remains written in. Senate Bill 76,“An Act relating to alcoholic beverages; relating to the regulation of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and common carriers of alcoholic beverages.”  Written within the bill introduced by Sen. Micciche (R-K-Pen) seeks to institute an 80/20 rule for breweries in Alaska. Senate Bill 76 is a third installment to Senate Bill 99 that was introduced in April 2015 by Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pan) but was not addressed during the 29th Legislature. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Local production brewery owners worry that a portion of a bill being introduced by the State Legislature would eliminate the potential for any new breweries in Alaska. Doug Hogue will be a guest on KSRM-920AM on Monday, March 5, at 9 A.M. for sound off to further discuss Senate Bill 76.last_img read more

Xiaomis newest phone costs just over 100

first_img Post a comment 0 Samsung showed off its Galaxy Fold phone-tablet hybrid last February, but it was outshone even earlier than that by Xiaomi’s own foldable effort. The Chinese electronics maker is hoping to show it’s a company that can do even more: Not only compete with super-premium devices from bigger companies, but make phones for those on a budget.Xiaomi on Monday revealed its latest phone, the Redmi 7. Starting at 699 Chinese yuan, or just $105, AU$145 or £80, the slick-looking device manages to be notably inexpensive even in an increasingly crowded field of inexpensive phones.For that price you’ll get a 6.26-inch device powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 632, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. There’s a 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel dual-camera combo at the back, with an 8-megapixel camera up front. For some extra cash, you can get a Redmi 7 with more memory; 3GB RAM and 32GB storage fetches 799 yuan ($120, AU$170 £89), while 4GB and 64GB will cost 999 yuan ($150, AU$190, £100). 2:51 The phone is a little brother of sorts to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro, which has a 48-megapixel rear camera and is powered by a Snapdragon 675 processor and 6GB RAM.Those looking for a bargain will, as with all Xiaomi phones, have to import one from China, India or Europe, where Xiaomi officially sells its phones. If you’re in the US and looking for a great phone that doesn’t break the bank, check out the Moto G6 or Moto G6 Play. Xiaomi Redmi Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Phones Review • Xiaomi’s ultra-budget Redmi shines for Asia Tags Xiaomi Mi 9 hands-on Xiaomi Samsunglast_img read more

Fossil unearthed in France identified as a new vegetarian member of rhabdodontids

first_img Researchers explore how chewing affects teeth on the nanoscale The fossils were excavated at a dig site called Velaux-La Bastide Neuve on the southern coast of France—a site that has given up many other fossils. The researchers suggest the most notable thing about the dinosaur, which has been named Matheronodon provincialis, was its teeth. Not only were they quite large for a dinosaur of its size, but they were fewer in number. The researchers note that some of the teeth were 6 centimeters long and others up to 5 centimeters wide. As a member of the rhabdodontids, they had teeth with ridges covered by enamel on just one side—the other side had very little enamel and no ridges. Teeth that were located on the upper jaw were situated such that the enamel and ridges were on the outer side, while the teeth on the bottom jaw were the opposite. The net effect was a mouthful of teeth that resembled pinking shears (serrated scissors commonly used for sewing). When the team looked at the teeth under a microscope they found a similar pattern of enamel and ridging, which they noted protected the teeth from wearing away. Instead, chewing served not only to crush food for consumption, but also sharpened teeth.The researchers suggest M. provincialis was a bipedal vegetarian—its big teeth would have allowed it to crunch even the toughest vegetation, including palm tree parts, which the team believes were abundant during the time M. provincialis was active. They also believe it was approximately 16 feet long and had a short face. Prior research has suggested the area where it was uncovered was once a tropical river system that was part of a flood plain—which explained the presence of palm trees, flying reptiles, turtles and crocodiles all living during the same time period. A team of researchers with members affiliated with several institutions in Belgium and France has identified the fossilized remains of a dinosaur from approximately 84 to 72 million years ago. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the group describes the dinosaur as a plant eater with teeth like self-sharpening pinking shears. Credit: Scientific Reports (2017). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13160-2 © 2017 Phys.org Journal information: Scientific Reportscenter_img Explore further More information: Pascal Godefroit et al. Extreme tooth enlargement in a new Late Cretaceous rhabdodontid dinosaur from Southern France, Scientific Reports (2017). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13160-2AbstractRhabdodontidae is a successful clade of ornithopod dinosaurs, characteristic of Late Cretaceous continental faunas in Europe. A new rhabdodontid from the late Campanian, of southern France, Matheronodon provincialis gen. et sp. nov., is characterized by the extreme enlargement of both its maxillary and dentary teeth, correlated to a drastic reduction in the number of maxillary teeth (4 per generation in MMS/VBN-02-102). The interalveolar septa on the maxilla are alternately present or resorbed ventrally so as to be able to lodge such enlarged teeth. The rhabdodontid dentition and masticatory apparatus were adapted for producing a strict and powerful shearing action, resembling a pair of scissors. With their relatively simple dentition, contrasting with the sophisticated dental batteries in contemporary hadrosaurids, Matheronodon and other rhabdodontids are tentatively interpreted as specialized consumers of tough plant parts rich in sclerenchyma fibers, such as Sabalites and Pandanites. Citation: Fossil unearthed in France identified as a new vegetarian member of rhabdodontids (2017, October 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-10-fossil-unearthed-france-vegetarian-member.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

MAKAUT looks at digital system to restore old heritage buildings

first_imgKolkata: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University (MAKAUT) is working on developing a digital system for recreating the original structure of old and dilapidated buildings, persevering the heritage value.The project conceived by the university titled — ‘Heritage Site Reconstruction’ will involve buildings which are replete with historical value but do not feature in the list of heritage structures under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). “Perhaps, it will be the first time in the country when a university will reconstruct a digital replica of heritage structures which are old and dilapidated by using emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and other technological interventions. In places like the US and Italy, technology is used for restorating and preserving heritage structures,” said MAKAUT Vice-Chancellor Saikat Maitra. The idea evolved when Maitra visited Oxford in August and witnessed the latest technology of Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeheritage preservation. It may be mentioned that the V-C and other experts have visited Bishnupur in Bankura where they have come across many heritage structures and shrines that are in dire need of restoration. It may be also mentioned that the state Heritage Commission has identified around 3,500 buildings in Kolkata as heritage sites among which around 500 are in dire need of urgent renovation. MAKAUT has already formed a heritage cell in this regard comprising experts from architectural engineering and civil engineering. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Students eager to take up specialisation in civil engineering will also be roped in under this project. They will be taught how modern technology can be used for development for the purpose of restoration and preservation of heritage structures,” a senior administrative official of the university said. Elaborating on the work pattern of the system, the official said experts involved with the project will at first take a photograph of the building and then a digitally reconstructed replica of the building will be produced. The digital replica of the building will be created in such a pattern that it would resemble the structure of the building exactly the way it was constructed for the first time. The university is also planning to start a curriculum on this subject from the next academic year — both at the undergraduate as well as post graduate level. “If we can implement the project successfully, the rich history and heritage of Bengal can be presented before the public across the globe and at the same time ensure conservation of history and heritage of the state,” Maitra maintained.last_img read more