PARIS, France - Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution. The mussel is the hoover of the sea, taking in phytoplankton for nourishment along with microplastics, pesticides and other pollutants -- which makes it an excellent gauge. One day, it may also be pressed into service to cleanse water. "It's a super-filter in the marine world, filtering up to 25 litres of water a day," says marine biologist Leila Meistertzheim. "It's a real model of bioaccumulation of pollutants generally speaking." As they pump and filter the water through their gills in order to feed and breathe, mussels store almost everything else that passes through -- which is why strict health rules apply for those destined for human consumption. Like canaries in a coal mine, mussels have long been used as "bio-indicators" of the health of the seas, lakes and rivers they inhabit. Little-known pollutants can … [Read more...] about Mussels, ‘super-filters’ that can help beat water pollution
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By Imad Zafar Published: April 2, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email After a price hike of Rs6, petrol now stands at Rs98.89 per litre, while inflation surged to 9.4% – the highest level in five years. The rising inflation, the dwindling foreign reserves and the growing current account deficit have all practically halted the progress of the country’s economy for the last seven to eight months. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government still seems clueless about how to put the economy on the right track again, and in order to collect more revenue to generate resources for its expenses, it has now increased the prices of petroleum products. After a price hike of Rs6, petrol now stands at Rs98.89 per litre. At a time when the masses are finding it almost impossible to manage necessary expenses due to price hikes in daily necessities such as groceries and medicines as well as increased tariffs for utilities such as gas and electricity, this rise in petroleum … [Read more...] about The ghosts of Imran Khan’s past: When PTI criticised PML-N for petroleum price hikes
Kate Taylor, provided by Published 12:20 pm CDT, Monday, March 25, 2019 REUTERS The billionaire Reimann family, which owns JAB Holding Company, says it's donating more than $11 million to charity after uncovering the extent of its ancestors' Nazi activity. JAB Holding owns brands including Keurig, Panera, Krispy Kreme, and Pret a Manger. The company has become a massive player in the coffee, snack, and sandwich industry over the last decade. The family behind the company that owns Krispy Kreme, Caribou Coffee, and Panera Bread is donating more than $11 million in attempts to atone for its ancestors' Nazi past. JAB Holding, the investment arm of the secretive Reimann family, acquired Krispy Kreme for roughly $1.35 billion in 2016. Since then, JAB has acquired brands including Panera, Au Bon Pain, and Pret A Manger. According to The Associated Press, Bild, Germany's largest newspaper, reported on Sunday that it had uncovered documents that revealed Albert … [Read more...] about The secretive German family behind Panera Bread, Krispy Kreme, and Pret a Manger is donating more than $11 million after the discovery of its Nazi past. Here are all the chains the family’s company owns.
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Eight Daily Herald employees received the company's Awards of Excellence earlier this month for their work in a variety of categories. This is the 46th year the awards have been handed out to employees of Paddock Publications, the parent company of the Daily Herald. The awards touch on all facets of the newspaper's daily production, as well as its other ventures. One award is also given to an employee for commitment to community service. In that instance, the company donates to the employee's charitable endeavor. related advertisement "The excellence awards are one way we can recognize the outstanding achievements of our employees during the past year," said Paddock Publications President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Stone. "In some cases these awards are named for prominent members of the Paddock family, who were outstanding in their own right for their achievements and legacy to the company. Each year we get hundreds of nominations from our employees recognizing … [Read more...] about Daily Herald honors 8 for continued excellence