This study, along with others, has established that having more knowledge about science does not necessarily translate into more support for pro-science policies, according to Ahern, who added that, in this case, the environmental solution was to add more green surface infrastructure, such as green roofs.The researchers, who report their findings in a recent issue of Science Communication, suggest that a reader’s political and social identities can be activated when politicized terms or concepts are used in a message. This activation may then cause people to withdraw support from solutions they may have backed.“The issue with the public’s support for pro-science solutions for things like global warming, in particular, as well as other environmental issues that have socially contested policy solutions, is that the political identity of the people who are thinking about these issues often becomes activated,” said Ahern, who worked with Colleen Connolly-Ahern, associate professor of advertising and public relations, Penn State and Jennifer Hoewe, assistant professor of journalism, University of Alabama.Ahern said that all political ideologies, not just conservatives, are susceptible to this type of motivated reasoning.“This is not unique to conservatives,” said Ahern. “It works both ways. Studies have been done on other issues, for example, nuclear power and genetically modified organisms, that have shown similar effects among liberals.”The researchers suggest that scientists hoping to reach consensus on solutions should avoid political rhetoric in their communication.“This is really a message for the scientists, not necessarily the public,” said Ahern. “It’s interesting for people to understand what’s happening, but the people who really need to change what they are doing are the scientists and science communicators.”The researchers recruited 964 participants to take an online survey on local water quality in the Philadelphia area. The participants were asked what political party they supported and how strongly they supported the party. They were also asked to respond to questions that would group them into a range of egalitarian-hierarchical or individualist-collectivist worldviews.The researchers measured the participants’ knowledge of storm water runoff issues in Philadelphia and also used a quiz from the National Science Foundation to test their general science knowledge.The study had two conditions. A normal condition attributed the water runoff problem to excess rain, while the global warming condition framed the problems around climate change. Statements and phrases, such as “stopping global warming will require international agreements” and “human-caused global warming,” were used to frame the subject around climate issues.Among solid or strong Democrats in the global warming condition, participants with high knowledge reported stronger willingness to pay for environmental solutions, such as adding green roofs. Solid or strong Republicans with high knowledge, on the other hand, reported stronger support in the normal condition for the environmental solutions, but not in the global warming condition. They were even more resistant to the solutions than low-knowledge Republicans.“In fact, support among the low-knowledge Republicans increased in the global warming condition,” said Ahern. Share on Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Share Email Mentioning politics in a message about an environmental issue may turn people — even people informed about the issue — away from supporting a pro-science solution, according to a team of researchers.In a study, conservative participants who were asked to react to a message about excess water runoff showed lower support for an environmental science improvement project when the message was framed around global warming terminology, according to Lee Ahern, associate professor of advertising and public relations, Penn State. The effect was even stronger among those conservatives with more knowledge about the issue, he added.“It’s the framing of the issue that’s really important,” said Ahern. “This is really a message for scientists and science communicators: don’t pollute and politicize the information environment around the issue, because once you do that, people’s political identities are going to get engaged.” Share on Facebook
A report today from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) shows that sales of veterinary antibiotics continue to decline across Europe.Data from the EMA’s latest European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) report show a 32.5% decline in sales of antibiotics for food-producing animals from 2011 through 2017, with sales of two antibiotic classes considered critical for human medicine—polymyxins and third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins—falling significantly.Overall, 30 European Union/European Economic Activity (EU/EEA) countries and Switzerland contributed data to the report, which is published yearly and covers all food-producing species and companion animals. Last year’s data showed a 20% decline in veterinary antibiotic sales from 2011 through 2016.”The findings of the report confirm the downward trend seen over the last few years and show that EU guidance and national campaigns promoting prudent use of antibiotics in animals to fight antimicrobial resistance are having a positive effect,” the EMA said in a press release.Declines not unilateralAmong the 25 EU/EEA countries that have been providing data for the report since 2011, overall sales of veterinary antibiotics for use in food-producing animals fell from 162.0 milligrams per population correction unit (mg/PCU) in 2011 to 109.3 mg/PCU in 2017.PCU is applied as a proxy for the size of the animal population at risk of being treated with antibiotics in each country, and is used to harmonize the data between countries. It does not include companion animals, which account for only 1% of veterinary antibiotic sales (in tons of active ingredient).Of those 25 countries, 19 saw a reduction in antibiotic sales for food-producing animals of more than 5%. Countries with significant declines included Germany (58%), the Netherlands (51%), and France (41%). The report says potential explanations for reductions include responsible use campaigns, restrictions on use, reduction targets, and greater awareness of the threat of antimicrobial resistance.But veterinary antibiotic sales didn’t decline in all EU/EEA countries. Bulgaria, Poland, and Slovakia saw veterinary antibiotic sales increase by more than 5% from 2011 through 2017. In addition, a large difference was observed between the countries with the highest (Cyprus, 432.1 mg/PCU in 2017) and lowest sales (Norway, 3.1 mg/PCU in 2017) of veterinary antibiotics.The EMA notes that these variations are partly a reflection of differences in the occurrence of disease, composition of the animal population, and production systems in these countries, and that the sales data do not represent how antibiotics are being used on European farms. Still, the agency says the differences underline the fact that some countries are doing a better job of limiting veterinary antibiotics than others.”The substantial decline in sales of antimicrobials for food-producing species seen for some countries indicates that there is still a high potential for a decrease of antimicrobial use in others, especially in those with a high consumption,” the EMA said.Sharp drop in critical antibioticsContributing to the overall decline in sales were the significant decreases in the drugs classified by the World Health Organization as highest priority critically important antimicrobials. In the 25 countries with data since 2011, sales of polymyxins, third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins, and fluoroquinolones fell by 66.4%, 20.9%, and 10.3%, respectively.Sales of the antibiotic classes that accounted for nearly two thirds of the veterinary antibiotics sold in 2017—tetracyclines, penicillins, and sulfonamides—also fell from 2011 through 2017. Sales of tetracyclines and sulfonamides fell by 44% and 46%, respectively, while sales of penicillins fell by 18%.The number of countries contributing data to the ESVAC report has more than tripled since the project began, from 9 in 2010 to 31 in 2019. The EMA says the increase shows that European countries are committed to promoting responsible use of antibiotics in animals.See also:Oct 15 ESVAC reportOct 15 EMA press release
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PKT provides end-to-end logistics solutions, including: freight forwarding, Customs brokerage, contract logistics, haulage, distribution, as well as project cargo capabilities, servicing the renewables sector.PKT owns and operates warehouses at its ‘One Logistics Hub’ in Shah Alam, Selangor, offering over 55,000 sq m of warehouse space in total.According to MOL, over the last 17 years the Malaysian economy has consistently seen annual growth rates of over 5 percent and it is expected to continue growing strongly, integrating itself further into the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Economic Community. MOL claims the acquisition provides it with an opportunity to significantly enhance its operational capabilities in Malaysia, by leveraging the synergies between MOL Logistics (Malaysia), MOL’s group companies and PKT. This acquisition signals the Group’s commitment to serve its customers’ needs for logistics solutions in the Asian region, says MOL. www.mol.co.jpwww.pktgroup.com
SHARE Author: CBS/CBS2 Recommended Roadway clear after downed power line in Bokeelia crash on Pine Island Boy meets stranger who saved him after crash killed father North Port man dies after being struck by street sweeper truck, another vehicle on I-75 Published: August 3, 2017 5:02 AM EDT ISLIP, N.Y. (CBS/CBS2) It was a heartwarming moment in a Long Island hospital room when an 8-year-old boy came face-to-face with the stranger who saved his life.CBS New York reports Isaiah Ronmel Martinez was badly hurt in a horrifying crash last week.“The kid has redefined what bravery is to me,” his rescuer, 36-year-old Kevin Stewart, told CBS New York. “And for that I am eternally thankful to him.”Stewart was driving home shortly after midnight on July 26 when he came upon a wreck on the Sagtikos State Parkway in North Bay Shore. Martinez and his father, Carlos, had been ejected from a minivan after police say Carlos lost control and slammed into a median.Carlos died at the scene and Isaiah was left trapped and bleeding under the vehicle, which flipped on top of him.Stewart says it was a life or death situation.“I think that if we didn’t act quickly, I don’t think Isaiah would have made it,” he said.The husband, a father of two and an NYPD detective, knew he had to act fast to extricate Isaiah from under the 4,000-pound minivan.“I noticed that the child wasn’t moving, he wasn’t talking,” Stewart said.He said he and another Good Samaritan managed to get a jack out of their car and physically lift the mangled vehicle off of Isaiah. The little boy sustained a pelvic fracture and head injuries.“He looked at me and said, ‘I don’t want to die.’ I just said, ‘No, you’re not going to die, not today. We are here, we’re going to help,’” Stewart said.Isaiah was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. His mother says he is progressing and will recover from his injuries.“Thank you so much for everything you did,” Isaiah’s mother, Maria, said.Stewart said his experience in the NYPD played an important role in allowing him to think quickly and help save the boy. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.
National Express Group’s UK on-line ticket retailer Qjump Ltd has merged with The Trainline. Stagecoach has withdrawn from the project, leaving Virgin Group owning 86% of Trainline Holdings and NEG 14%.Metrorail suburban services from Cape Town were extended to Worcester in February. The 175 km route has a daily return trip on weekdays for commuters and two on Sundays to encourage tourist travel through the wine region and mountains of Western Cape. The UK Association of Train Operating Companies has awarded two five-year contracts to handle the National Rail Enquiries telephone journey-planning service to BT and Ventura. Calls will be answered at centres in the UK and India.German Railway plans to offer refunds of 20% of the ticket price to passengers delayed by over 60 min. At present compensation of €10 to €25 is offered, on a sliding scale from 30min to 90min.A total of 59·9 million passenger-journeys was made on the network of Finnish operator VR in 2003, 3·8% up on 2002. As part of its fleet refurbishment Eurostar is planning to trial Wi-Fi access on-board its high speed trains later this year.Tyco Electronics is supplying Raychem 25 kV polymer roofline cable assemblies to replace the existing ceramic terminators on SNCF’s TGV Atlantique fleet during refurbishment.The UK Department for Transport is seeking views by April 13 on the 1999 revision of the Convention Concerning International Carriage by Rail which is expected to come into force later this year, and on draft regulations for implementation in the UK.
“Masaya na makapasok sa 5k club pero most important ay nanalo kami at naka-advance sa semis,” he added. “Iyon naman ang importante. Bonus na lang iyong 5,000 points.”But Chan knew his team’s title-retention bid will not be easy. They are set to face rival Magnolia Hotshots in a best-of-five semifinals series. Hotshots reached the next round by taking down Blackwater Elite 103-99.“We will start our preparation agad (on Wednesday). Magfo-focus kami sa defense kasi high-scoring team iyan e,” Chan said. “’Pag pumutok iyan sa labas, mahihirapan kami. Basta ma-limit lang namin sila, we’re gonna be OK.”“Personally I’m just happy lang na nasa winning team ako and nakakapag-contribute kahit paano,” he added. “Basta makatulong lang ako, OK na iyon. Maka-ambag ako nang kaunti, OK na iyon.”/PN Jeffrei Chan of the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings loses handle of the ball after it was tapped by Aaron Fuller of the NLEX Road Warriors during their 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinal game on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. PBA MANILA – It was a double celebration for Negrense 3-point gunner Jeffrei Chan of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings on Tuesday evening at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Aside from his team reaching the 2018 Governors’ Cup semifinal round, the Bacolod City native also became the latest member of the elite 5,000-point club of the Philippine Basketball Association.Entering Tuesday’s match against the NLEX Road Warriors, Chan needed just 3 points to become the 91st club member but he made more – tallying 12 points on top of three rebounds and five assists in their 111-75 victory.“Malaking accomplishment ito kasi to be one of 90-plus players, ’di ba? Kahit paano, may accomplishments tayo,” said Chan, a three-time PBA champion, one-time Finals MVP and multiple All-Star.
#ARGOS#Print Friendly Version PDF Results The season continues next week at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas. UWF scored 20 points as a team in the victory, beating Spring Hill’s 59 by 39 points. Don Kerrigan at 27:18.80 and William Kemmler at 27:25.20 rounded out the top five in the race and gave West Florida four top-five finishers. Brandon Battle picked up seven points for UWF’s team score and the seventh-place finish was a personal best for the sophomore. His time of 28:12.20 came in just before the 28:21.70 from Joel Chairez, who finished in eighth place. Colton Currier and Elijah Schneidewind finished in 10th and 11th, respectively, with times of 28:37.60 and 28:43.70. September 24, 2016 Wenger clocked a 26:54.60 in his first collegiate win at UWF and recorded his seventh top-five finish as an Argonaut. He was followed closely by Micah Kemp, whose personal-best 8K time of 27:04.80 earned a third-place finish. The Jay, Florida, native topped his previous personal best by 13 seconds. PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s cross country team crushed the competition at the 2016 Gulf Coast Stampede on Saturday morning. Led by individual champion Tim Wenger, the Argonauts saw all eight runners finish in the top 11.
Game Notes UWF Notes (pdf) | GSC Weekly Release Social Media UWF Athletics – Twitter: @GoArgos | IG: GoArgos | FB: GoArgos | #GoArgos UWF Football – Twitter: @UWFFootball | IG: @UWFFootball | FB: UWFFootball Follow UWF Football Twitter In-Game Score Updates Location Pensacola, Fla. | Blue Wahoos Stadium #13/11 West Florida (1-1) vs. Shorter (0-2) Live TV/Video BLAB TV | Coverage Map & Channel Lineup | Watch Online Date | Time Saturday, Sept. 15 | 6:00 p.m. CT Live Stats Live Stats DEFENSE HAS FORCED TURNOVERS IN 25 OF 28 GAMES The UWF defense forced and recovered two fumbles in each of its first two games, extending it’s streak of games with at least one turnover to four games. While that doesn’t seem like a great streak, further inspection shows the Argonauts have gotten at least one turnover in 25 of their 28 games all-time UWF is 16-9 when getting a turnover and 1-2 when unable to force a sudden change.WILLIAMS NAILS 4 FIELD GOALS FOR FOURTH TIME Junior PK Austin Williams made four field goals against Carson-Newman to tie his own school record, which he previously set against Valdosta State (9/23/17), Delta State (10/14/17) and at West Alabama (10/28/17). The Phelan, Calif. native earned his fourth Gulf South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week award after adding an extra point and putting four of his six kickoffs into the end zone for a touchback. In 2017, he garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors after he finished with a UWF record 126 points on 27 field goals and 45 extra points. He shattered the GSC single-season record for field goals in a season with 27 – the previous mark was 23.GSC SINGLE-SEASON FG MADE27 Austin WIlliams, UWF 201723 Anthony Pistelli, Valdosta St. 201422 Will Rhody, Valdosta State 200420 Jason Williams, Southern Ark. 1998UWF AGAINST RANKED FOES Last week’s game against #10 Midwestern State was the eighth-consecutive contest against a ranked opponent for UWF. It was also the 10th in the last 12 games. UWF and Ashland are the only schools in Division 2 to play two ranked teams to start the 2018 season. The Argonauts are now 7-5 all-time against ranked teams. UWF went 5-3 against ranked teams in 2017, with all five wins coming on the road in consecutive weeks, including four during the NCAA postseason run.UWF vs. NATIONALLY RANKED PROGRAMS2016 16 Florida Tech W, 42-393 at North Alabama L, 3-51201721/20 Delta State L, 25-2825/23 at West Alabama L, 18-3524/18 at West Georgia W, 34-2916/18 at Wingate (NCAA) W, 31-024/25 at West Georgia (NCAA) W, 17-1417/17 at West Alabama (NCAA) W, 28-213/1 at Indiana (Pa.) (NCAA) W, 27-178/8 vs. A&M-Commerce (NCAA) L, 27-372018 22/rv Carson-Newman W, 19-910/7 at Midwestern State L, 17-38* Rankings are AFCA/D2FB Game Day Timeline 12:00 pm: Maritime Park & parking lots open for tailgating 3:00 pm: Argie’s Kids Zone opens 3:45 pm: Argo Walk (on DeVilliers Street) 4:30 pm: Stadium gates open 6:00 pm: Kickoff Live Audio UWF Sports Network | ESPN Pensacola 94.5 FM | Listen Online Tickets Limited Availability | Purchase Online Here | Call 850-474-ARGO • UWF returns home to play host to Shorter in the Gulf South Conference opener for both squads on Saturday.• The home game is the only one in a stretch of five weeks as UWF will travel to Mississippi College, Delta State and North Alabama the next three weeks, following last week’s road game at Midwestern State.TOP STORYLINES• The Argos are opening Gulf South Conference play and bring an 0-2 record in league lidlifters into the contest. They have opened will losses to Valdosta State – 2016 on the road and 2017 at home – each of the first two seasons.• UWF is 8-8 all-time in GSC regular-season games, with a 4-4 record at home and 4-4 on the road.• UWF is ranked No. 13 in the AFCA poll (11 by the media of D2Football.com), putting the Argos into the rankings for the fourth-consecutive ranking period after ending the 2017 season ranked No. 2.• Prior to tonight’s game, UWF has played 12 games (out of 28) against teams ranked in the top 25 – meaning that 43 percent of the program’s games in its history have been against ranked opponents.THE COACHES• UWF coach Pete Shinnick was hired as the first coach in program history on Feb. 6, 2014. He has a 120-57 career record in his 16th season as a head coach, which includes a 50-24 mark at UNC Pembroke from 2007-13 and 53-22 at Azusa Pacific from 1999-05. He was named the AFCA and D2Football.com National Coach of the Year last season.• Shorter coach Zach Morrison is in his first season as the Hawks’ head coach. He was a standout all-conference offensive lineman on the school’s inaugural team in 2005 and graduated in 2008. He arrived at Shorter from Kennesaw Mountain HS where he was an assistant football coach and head wrestling coach since June 2016. He was the first football player inducted into the Shorter Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.ABOUT UWF UWF returns home for its GSC opener with a 1-1 record and a No. 13 ranking by the American Football Coaches Association. The Argonauts fell to 10th-ranked Midwestern State, 38-17, on the road last week after defeating then-22nd-ranked Carson-Newman during the opening week of play. The Argonauts are averaging 232 passing yards and 126 rushing yards on the season. Graduate QB Sam Vaughn has completed 53 percent of his attempts for 450 yards and three touchdowns. In his first career start last week, he was 19-of-38 for 242 yards with two touchdowns, while rushing for 22 yards. The running back trio of Chris Schwarz, Quaide Weimerskirch and Anthony Johnson, Jr. have combined for 228 yards on 61 carries. UWF returns nine starters on offense and eight on defense to begin the year. In terms of statistical production, those players have accounted for 60 percent of last year’s offense and 72 percent of the defensive tackles.ABOUT SHORTER Shorter comes into tonight’s contest with an 0-2 record following losses at Samford and at home to Tusculum. The Hawks have been outscored by an average of 63.5-11.5. Shorter has lost its last 30 games. In two games, the Hawks have averaged 250 yards per game while allowing 533. Shorter ranks 167th out of 167 Division II teams in scoring defense, allowing an average of 63.5 points per game. Quarterback Tyler Pullam has completed 59 percent of his passes and has posted 164 yards per game through the air with three touchdowns.SERIES HISTORY UWF leads the all-time series 2-0. The Argonauts earned a 36-0 Homecoming victory at Blue Wahoos Stadium in 2016 when they held the Hawks to 98 yards of total offense and just six live ball first downs (4 also came by penalty). Last season in Rome, Ga., UWF secured a 42-29 win at Barron Stadium for its third road win of the year (they would end with five more to lead Division 2). Quarterback Mike Beaudry had a combined 374 yards of total offense and completed passes to 11 different receivers. Beaudry completed a career-high 25 passes on 33 attempts for a school-record 75.8 completion percentage with four touchdowns. He was also the team’s top rusher, finishing with 52 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown.DID YOU KNOW?• UWF and Shorter are the only two teams in the Gulf South Conference who have not recorded an interception on defense this season.• Prior to tonight’s game, UWF has played 12 games (out of 28) against teams ranked in the top 25 – meaning that 43 percent of the program’s games in its history have been against ranked opponents.• Shorter has lost 30-consecutive games … UWF has only played 28 in its history.VAUGHN COMING OFF FIRST CAREER START Graduate QB Sam Vaughn made his first career start last week in place of week-one starter Mike Beaudry, who suffered an injury against Carson-Newman. Vaughn had a solid game, throwing for 251 yards on 19-of-37 passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions. A week earlier in relief of Beaudry, Vaughn was 17-for-29 for 218 yards with a TD and an interception. It was the first time in program history that the Argos had to make an in-game switch at quarterback due to injury. Vaughn spent the past four years as a walk-on at Georgia and did not appear in a game. Prior to last Thursday, the last time he played in a live game was as a senior at Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central HS. Below are the debut performances of the players who have started at QB for UWF:Name GameKaleb Nobles at Ave Maria, 9/3/16 20-for-28, 229 yards, 2 TD, 0 INTMike Beaudry at Missouri S&T, 9/2/17 20-for-31, 192 yards, 2 TD, 0 INTGrey Jackson Miss. College, 10/6/17 10-for-21, 101 yards, 2 rush for 5 yardsSam Vaughn at MSU Texas, 9/8/18 19-for-37, 251 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 4 rush for 22 yardsDEFENSE DOMINANT IN OPENER VS CARSON-NEWMAN The UWF defense hit its stride around week seven last year and was a major force during the postseason run to the national championship game. Last week, defensive coordinator Darian Dulin’s unit picked up where they left off and held Carson-Newman to just nine points – their lowest in any game in five years and their fewest in a season opener since 1967. The second-half effort was the perfect storm as the Eagles were held scoreless and managed just 67 yards of total offense in the final 30 minutes. Additionally, C-N totaled just eight yards on 10 plays in the fourth quarter and were held to one or fewer yards on seven of them. Print Friendly Version