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first_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Lloyd’s of London ramps up modernisation drive as it hits electronic trading target The group has been looking to slash its costs through boosting its electronic activities after a tough year in which the market made a pre-tax loss of £1bn after a spate of natural disasters. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarStuff AnsweredBest Mattress Deals for Seniors 2020Stuff AnsweredLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It’s Hard to Believe They’re so AffordableGraber BlindsPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmSenior Cars | Search AdsThe Best SUVs for Seniors (The Price Might Surprise You)Senior Cars | Search AdsPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost Fun It is one of the oldest institutions in the City, but there are signs of modernisation at Lloyd’s of London. The historicspecialist insurance market has hit a milestone after completing over50 per cent of its under-writing deals electronically, meeting atarget it set itself for the second quarter of this year. In April the institution set out a new code of conduct that included a ban on its staff drinking between 9am and 5pm. whatsapp “These numbers are encouraging and demonstrate a market-wide commitment to modernise the way we do business at Lloyd’s. We must continue with this momentum as well as look to achieve the same success in submission rates,” said John Neal, Lloyd’s chief executive. For more than three centuries most insurers and brokers at Lloyd’s have been doing their deals face-to-face over paper, but now the industry is being encouraged to move its business online as part of a cost-cutting strategy. Read more: Insurer Zurich expects to beat targets as profits jump Read more: Aviva considers strategic Asia sale Share Sebastian McCarthy Neal has also vowed to modernise cultural practices in recent months to address allegations of sexual harassment that were reported by Bloomberg last year. Monday 12 August 2019 6:31 pm whatsapp London Market Group, a trade body for London’s specialist commercial (re)insurance brokers and underwriters, said today that Lloyd’s accepted just over 60 per cent of in-scope risks electronically, surpassing its 50 per cent target set for the three-month period.last_img read more

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first_imgPolitics | Southcentral | State GovernmentJudge declares legislature’s Anchorage LIO lease illegalMarch 24, 2016 by Zachariah Hughes, KSKA – Anchorage Share:The Anchorage Legislative Information Office. (Photo by Megan Ahleman)An Alaska judge today ruled the lease for the legislature’s controversial downtown Anchorage office space is illegal.The court’s decision voids the contract for renting the Anchorage Legislative Information Office building, but doesn’t spell out what’s next.The ruling from Superior Court Judge Patrick McKay said there were flaws in the way lawmakers entered the current lease. The decision rests on the word “extension” and whether a five-fold increase in the price of rent after $7.5 million in renovations could be considered an “extension” of a decade-old lease.“A court finding that this leasing scheme could be sole-sourced would eviscerate the competitive principles of the state procurement code,” McKay wrote, pointing to the dramatic remodel and cost increase.By treating the lease as an extension, lawmakers didn’t have to open it up to a competitive bidding process, which it deserved, according to McKay.Speaking to members of the press in Juneau, Legislative Council Chair Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, said the decision means the state can no longer make good on the current lease agreement.“The contract that we have been operating under is void, so that causes us now to reassess things, to figure out where we’re going and what we’re going to do,” Stevens said. “It doesn’t change a lot of things, but it does change some things.”Stevens said the legislature has to decide whether they’ll move to the state-owned Atwood Building nearby, or seek to buy the LIO building outright from its owners. A recent report from the Navigant consulting group obtained by the Alaska Dispatch News identifies different financial scenarios for the state to consider, including a competitive sale price of $35.6 million.“What we’re looking at right now — and I should say, we’re not trying to harm the owner at all, that’s not the goal here,” Stevens said. “The goal is to find the right price. And it depends on what he’s willing to sell the building for.”As of Thursday afternoon, Amy Slinker, a spokesperson for the building’s owners, 716 West Fourth Avenue, LLC, had a short emailed statement that read, “We’re reading through the decision and analyzing next steps.”Recently, the owners have said they are willing to sell the building, but say the price would need to be closer to $37 million to not suffer a loss.Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, chaired the Legislative Council when the lease was negotiated. Hawker is currently in Anchorage undergoing treatment for cancer, but in a written statement released Thursday, he said the Legislative Council “acted in good faith.”“Clearly, a lower court judge has found otherwise,” he wrote, adding that he had no further comment.The McKay ruling is written anticipating a possible appeal in the case, but Stevens said the state is unlikely to go that route.“We’re still in the same place we’ve always been, but it’s moved us forward to a position where now we need to make a decision,” Stevens said. “We’re going to try to call a meeting, if we can arrange it, on Tuesday, of (the Legislative) Council, and hear from all of our attorneys, hear from all our counsel, hear from the owner if he chooses to be there, and figure out where we go from here.”The case is a victory for Anchorage attorney Jim Gottstein, who brought the suit against the building’s owners and the state. Gottstein has long insisted there were numerous problems with the way the lease was handled. He said he’s glad the superior court agrees.“The main objective was just to get the lease declared illegal, which it has,” he said. “So I’d be happy for the case to be over.”The legislature will continue paying for its lease through July.Andrew Kitchenman and Rachel Waldholz contributed to this report.Share this story:last_img read more

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first_imgCoronavirusSaturday update: 5 new Alaskans diagnosed with COVID-19April 18, 2020 by Rashah McChesney, KTOO Share:Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (green) infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (orange), isolated from a patient sample.  Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland (Photo courtesy NIAID)State health officials are reporting that three women and two men tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. Two of them are from the Matanuska Susitna Borough, one from Anchorage and two from the Kenai Peninsula Borough. That brings the total to 314 Alaskans diagnosed so far. But of those people, nearly half of them — or 147 — have recovered. The state reported no new deaths or hospitalizations.  And, so far, 9,655 tests have been done for the virus in the state. However, because some people have been tested more than once, it’s unclear exactly how many Alaskans have been tested for the virus. Slightly more women than men in Alaska have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The state has also begun reporting the race and ethnicities of people who have tested positive in the state. About half — or more than 160 — of the people who have tested positive for the virus in Alaska are white. In 85 cases, the person’s race is unknown. Nearly nine percent — or about 30 people — are Asian. Just below five percent, or 14 people, are Alaska Native or American Indian. Nationally, more than 690,000 people have tested positive for the virus. By Saturday, 35,443 people had died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Share this story:last_img read more

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first_img Exclusive analysis of biopharma, health policy, and the life sciences. A success in the laboratory does not necessarily mean that the technology would work in the wild. The lab mosquitoes spent their entire lives in cages about half the size of chest freezers and reproduced differently than they would in the open air.advertisement To test the gene drive, scientists put hundreds of modified and regular mosquitoes into these cages and let them mate. They randomly picked 650 of the eggs laid by the mosquitoes, which they grew into the next generation of bugs. After seven to eleven generations, which took about five to eight months, none of the mosquitoes laid eggs. The gene drive worked.“It’s a really important breakthrough,” said Zach Adelman, a professor of entomology at Texas A&M, who was not involved in the paper.Adelman said that the research is so important because it shows that scientists can overcome a problem that had stymied previous attempts to create working gene drives in mosquitoes — resistance.But much like bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics, so too can laboratory mosquitoes develop resistance to a gene drive. In previous experiments, including work by the same Imperial College team, mosquitoes had small random mutations that immunized them against the gene drive. The mosquitoes passed those protective mutations onto their offspring, blocking the gene drive from spreading the modification that would have destroyed the population. What is a gene drive?Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2018/09/24/gene-drive-lab-mosquitos/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:4101:41  Gene drives have the potential to change the genetic makeup of entire populations, like mosquitos that carry malaria. Hyacinth Empinado/STAT The Imperial College scientists created a gene drive that did not fall prey to this type of resistance. They ensured that anytime a mosquito had a random, protective mutation, the gene drive would also sterilize that mosquito — ensuring the protective mutation could not spread.“We have a solution to the functional resistance that arises in gene drives,” said Kyros Kyrou, a Ph.D. student at Imperial College who is the first author on the paper. In the paper, he also acknowledges that there may be other forms of resistance that the team did not find in this trial but that might show up in larger trials.The next step is to test the gene drive mosquitoes in larger cages, which are the size of a room, that more realistically mimic the environment where the mosquitoes might eventually be released in Africa, said Andrea Crisanti, a professor in the life sciences department at Imperial College, who led the research. Related: “With this achievement, the major barriers to saving lives are arguably no longer mostly technical, but social and diplomatic,” said Kevin Esvelt, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who studies gene drives and was not involved in this paper. Privacy Policy STAT+: Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Please enter a valid email address. This will allow the researchers to test whether other conditions, such as the temperature and variety of light, would impact the effectiveness of the gene drive, Crisanti said. The large cages also have room for more mosquitoes, so researchers could let all of the offspring develop as opposed to randomly picking eggs.And the big cages would allow the mosquitoes to reproduce naturally, which they didn’t have space for in the small cages. The males swarm in cylindrical cloud, and the females dart in, looking for a mate.Larger trials would allow researchers to spot rare mutations that might doom the gene drive that just didn’t show up in the small trial.“When you get up to 1 million mosquitoes, you’re going to see the things that happen one-in-a-million,” Adelman said. By Ike Swetlitz Sept. 24, 2018 Reprintscenter_img For the first time, researchers will release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Africa Related: Adelman and Esvelt said more data are needed to see how far the gene drive could spread across different species of mosquitoes in the wild.As for when the mosquitoes would actually be released into the wild, Crisanti said the decision isn’t up to him.“That is more a political decision rather than a technical one,” Crisanti said.His collaborators are already working on that political process. Crisanti is part of the “Target Malaria” project, an international effort funded mostly by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has teams in three African countries — Burkina Faso, Mali, and Uganda — that are building the infrastructure to study and potentially releasing gene drive mosquitoes.So far, the team in Burkina Faso has made the most progress.  In August, it received permission from the national government to release a test batch of 10,000 genetically engineered mosquitoes into the wild. Those mosquitos do not have a gene drive, but they serve as a trial run for the real thing. In the LabScientists use gene drive to eradicate lab mosquitoes for the first time Leave this field empty if you’re human: The cages are maintained by a private company in Terni, Italy, about an hour-and-a-half drive from Rome, Crisanti said. The trials should start by the end of 2018, and data should be available within eight months or a year.One open question is whether the gene drive could spread between different types of mosquitoes. If scientists release a gene drive in the wild that could eliminate large numbers of mosquitoes, they would want to know which mosquito species would die. And the environmental impact of eliminating multiple mosquito species might be different from eliminating just one.Normally, when one species of mosquito mates with another species of mosquito, the offspring are sterile, and so cannot pass on any modified genetic material. But that is not always the case.Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes are extremely closely related to Anopheles coluzzi mosquitoes — the two were actually considered the same species until 2013. And they are also closely related to Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes.“The gene drive would be able to cross between [Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzi],” Kyrou said. He added that, “I would not rule out the possibility of our gene drive’s ability to spread into [Anopheles arabiensis] as well.” In a remote West African village, a revolutionary genetic experiment is on its way — if residents agree to it This Anopheles gambiae mosquito carries a gene drive that could wipe out an entire population of mosquitoes. Andrew Hammond For the first time, scientists have used a gene drive to destroy a population of mosquitoes in a laboratory.Genetic engineers at Imperial College London deployed the technique over the past two years, introducing a genetic mutation that spread through the population and eventually sterilized all of the mosquitoes. The group published the results of their work Monday in Nature Biotechnology.Their success is a huge step in the effort to reduce the spread of malaria. Before now, scientists had struggled to create gene drives that successfully spread through a population of mosquitoes and stopped them from reproducing.advertisement Tags geneticspublic healthresearchlast_img read more

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first_imgLawnmower kills Collier man working to adjust blade May 18, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Man dies after construction accident at Charlotte County marina May 31, 2021 Body of missing teen found in Miami, police suspect foul play May 18, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementcenter_img AdvertisementDetectives are still seeking information about what happened to him and who is involved in his death. An anonymous donor is offering a $103,000 cash reward for information ending in an arrest and a conviction, according to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS [8477]. Crime Stoppers can also be reached here or on the P3 Tips app. AdvertisementTags: Death investigationGage Jackson CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Gage Jackson’s body was found floating in Prairie Creek two years ago on March 30.The Punta Gorda 19-year-old was discovered by boaters 11 days after going missing, officials said. He was last seen alive at 11:15 p.m. on March 19 at his house on Washington Loop.As an avid outdoorsman who spent much of his time hunting and fishing, Jackson was familiar with the local terrain and skilled at maneuvering in nature.His cause of death has not been released. Body of missing Florida 13-year-old found May 11, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

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first_imgMegan Harman Keywords Life insurance industry Address underserved markets Insurers are failing to effectively meet the financial protection and savings needs of the mid-market segment and generations X and Y, according to EY. “Traditional insurance products and distribution channels aren’t well suited for Generations X and Y – a market segment that continues to grow,” said Marc-Andre Giguere, EY’s national insurance leader. “They look for simplified products that deliver value and are easy to understand.” The report suggests that insurers should focus on developing simplified products that appeal to these markets, and delivering these products in ways that resonate with clients. Specifically, to satisfy the younger generations’ need for convenience and better customer experience, EY urges insurers to embrace a multi-channel approach, including online sales and self-service options, in addition to traditional channels. Within the advisor channel, EY recommends that insurers equip agents with powerful technology tools and enable interaction at multiple touch points. “Insurers that stay on the sidelines as others make these investments to serve next-generation markets risk losing existing customers, while limiting their opportunities to connect to new customers,” Giguere said. Invest in digital and analytics Digital practices are driving major changes in consumer expectations, and the insurance industry should invest in stronger digital capabilities in order to keep up, according to EY. Specifically, the report urges providers to make key operations and back-office functions more efficient and agile. Insurers should also find ways of tapping into analytics and big data to create more personalized client experiences, identify hidden revenue opportunities within the client base and retain high value clients, the report says. Proactively address the new regulatory regime As the regulatory environment continues to evolve, EY says insurers must be able to demonstrate that they have comprehensive corporate governance, compliance and risk management programs in place. Although these functions increase the cost of doing business, EY notes that they also create the opportunity to improve operational risk management. Enhance data security Cybersecurity has become a strategic issue for the life insurance industry in Canada, and as the industry embraces the use of mobile and digital devices and new distribution channels, the risk and impact of cyber theft continues to become more problematic, according to the report. It urges insurers to transform and improve their existing security programs and invest in cutting-edge security software and systems to protect against this key risk. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Sun Life Financial buying Pinnacle Care Internationalcenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Manulife Canada CEO sees Apple and Netflix as competitors as insurance evolves Manulife, Sun Life report modest impact from Hong Kong turmoil Canada’s life insurance industry needs to do a better job of catering products and services to middle market clients and members of Generations X and Y in order to achieve a higher level of growth, according to EY’s 2015 Canada life – annuity insurance outlook. The report, released on Wednesday, notes that although the life and annuity market has been a low-growth to no-growth market for several years, there are various underserved markets and developing areas of opportunity for the industry. It highlights four areas in which insurers should focus their efforts in 2015. last_img read more

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first_img Courts could save invalid wills if Ontario bill passes Related news Megan Harman Willful, which launched on Wednesday, strives to make it faster and easier for Canadians to put together a legal will outlining their final wishes and estate plans. “The majority of Canadian adults don’t have a will, which leaves families unprepared in the case of a death, whether it’s expected or not,” said Kevin Oulds, CEO and founder of Willful, in a statement. “We created Willful with families in mind, and designed it to be simple and straightforward so that planning for the future doesn’t have to be a pain.” Willful currently offers three products in Ontario: wills, power of attorney for personal care (living wills), and power of attorney for property. The cost of the service ranges from $99 for an individual will to $250 for a mirrored will for couples. Willful worked with three lawyers to develop the service. Customers who use the platform are guided through the process of entering relevant information about themselves and their beneficiaries, as well as their plans for property and gifts. Willful then generates the requested documents and provides instructions for making those documents legally binding by having them signed in the presence of two witnesses. The service allows clients to make changes to their documents later on, as many times as required. The cost and time associated with creating a will is one of the greatest barriers to estate planning, according to Hala Tabl, a wills and estates lawyer based in Ottawa, and one of Willful’s legal advisors. “Since Willful takes a great deal of the labour out of this process, they’re able to drastically cut costs making it a cost-effective, simple alternative for people who have budgetary or time constraints,” Tabl said in a statement. Willful is in talks with lawyers in other provinces to expand its offerings across Canada, beginning with Alberta and British Columbia. Photo copyright: marigranula/123RF It’s official: marriage no longer revokes a will in Ontario Estateably expands to Alberta A new Toronto-based startup called Willful aims to digitize the estate planning process, letting Canadians create a will online in as little as 20 minutes. Keywords Estate planning,  Wills Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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first_imgReaper of Souls Available on Amazon.com UncategorizedFebruary 25, 2008 Advertisements RelatedReaper of Souls Available on Amazon.com RelatedReaper of Souls Available on Amazon.comcenter_img RelatedReaper of Souls Available on Amazon.com FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Reaper of Souls: A Novel of the Kendal Crash, written by Beverley East is now available through Amazon.com. The overwhelming success of the launch of the book in Jamaica on September 1, 2007 also marked the 50th Anniversary of the crash. Amazon.com offer the paperback edition of Reaper of Souls priced at US$15.95. Publishing house Great House OmniMedia Ltd. have issued a paperback edition to meet high demand in the North American market. Hardcopy editions will only be available through Sangster’s bookstore in Jamaica whilst stocks last.“Beverley East has put her heart and soul into this gripping family saga that shuttles between the past and present with the locomotive power of a speeding train. With terminal points in England and Jamaica. Reaper of Souls is a tumultuous journey teeming with characters who will live with you in memory for a very long time.” – Colin Channer, author of Waiting in Vain, Passing Through, and The Girl With the Golden ShoesThe Kendal Crash was the worst rail disaster in history at the time. The tragedy took place on the night of September 1, 1957, near Kendal, Manchester, and claimed the lives of more than 250 people. Fourteen of those lost, nearly 6 per cent of all those killed, were members of the author’s family.Reaper of Souls: A Novel of the Kendal Crash is available through Sangster’s Bookstores, online at www.amazon.com, www.sangstersbooks.com and selected bookstores.Reaper of Souls is distributed by A&B Book Distributors in North America and the UK.last_img read more

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first_imgReddIt Linkedin The algorithm determines when the press should rotate, thus creating fewer rotations overall, and providing a better free-run, with less suspended solids and lees. Add juice flow and color, and the program determines which should be the free run, stops, etc., and also diverts the next juice into a second run tank. “Most press drums rotate more than they need to, and thus create suspended solids,” says Kosmicki. “our press only rotates when necessary, so the first juice quality is very high.”  He explains, “The automatic juice quality selection system is a kind of meter to help with monitoring, so you can program it to cease once the juice is outside of the color range setting. The rest of the juice then goes to the second quality batch.” He adds, ”It is all based on what the winemaker selects for color on the meter,” and the intelligent programming can then assist with any additions the winemaker feels might be needed.”  If a winery can think of the resulting juice as “first quality” and “second quality” (maybe tank 1 and tank 2), then the first quality is optimized. The second quality will inform you about the additions that you might want to make. Wineries in Europe and South Africa are now seeing these effects positively affecting the resulting product.For some wineries, multistage usage is necessary to have continuous pressing capability. As an example, three presses operating on the same program, thus having automatic and continuous press cycles, could then take turns moving through cleaning cycles. A heavy production facility might have three large presses, whereas a smaller facility might have three smaller or mid-sized machines more suited to a smaller-sized facility. Setting upcycles in this way, limited personnel are needed in comparison with other press operations, as the CIP (cleaning) is fully automatic, which cuts down on personnel. You will still need an operator, but he does not physically have to clean machines or set press cycles.Says Kosmicki, “Our focus is on tons per hour, as opposed to press size, and we encourage our clients to think in terms of flow. We offer different capacities to fit all ranges of production. DELLA TOFFOLA offers an opportunity for limited operator intervention, to remove human error.”Presenting a full complement of grape receiving equipment, all of DELLA TOFFOLA’s pieces are modular, which offers a great variety of components to choose from. Besides the central membrane press, their equipment includes everything from crushpad equipment to packaging and almost everything in between.DELLA TOFFOLA offers options that work for small, boutique operations all the way to the largest producers. As an authentic technological partner, they deliver a wide range of equipment for obtaining the best possible product, each step of the way. DELLA TOFFOLA will be in attendance at the UNIFIED 2021 Virtual Trade Show, January 26 – 28. The full team will be available for virtual meetings and to answer any questions regarding Della Toffola products. Contact Della Toffola for more information at dellatoffola.us or call 707-544-5300.Send Me InfoAdvertisement Pinterest Twitter AdvertisementDELLA TOFFOLA, has launched a new intelligent wine press, adding to their already impressive complement of award-winning winery equipment. “This technology combines all the benefits of our existing central membrane press, and utilizes artificial intelligence (AI), to create an even more efficient, time-saving, gentle fully automatic press.” notes Ken Kosmicki, Sales Manager for DELLA TOFFOLA USA.“The technology turns our fast-acting central membrane press into an intelligent press, using a sophisticated set of analytics, based on the settings your winemaker programs into it,” he adds. “The AI programming takes the guesswork out of the first run quality and allows your staff to focus on other tasks.”DELLA TOFFOLA has long been known for their unique central membrane press which covers 360° of the pressing area, unlike the lateral membrane design of their competitors. The press is faster and uses less pressure thus ensuring softer pressing for better quality. If you are a winery wanting delicately pressed fruit, the advantage is obvious. With the average pressing time also lower than if you are a winery that processes many tons per day, the time advantage is also clear.The addition of a new AI brain to this already efficient press raises it further above its competitors. The press system now operates as a single program which is determined by the machine’s algorithm and neural network. “The formula,” notes Kosmicki, “is based on weight cells and on the ratio of weight, weight loss, and juice through a flow-meter and colorimeter.” TAGSwine press center_img Home Industry News Releases Della Toffola Takes Intelligent Pressing to a New LevelIndustry News ReleasesWine Industry SpotlightsDella Toffola Takes Intelligent Pressing to a New LevelBy Advertorial – January 17, 2021 319 0 Facebook Share Email Previous articleAfternoon Brief, January 15thNext articleJeff O’Neill: Fostering a Culture of Teamwork, Ingenuity and Opportunity Advertoriallast_img read more

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