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Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry

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Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry

Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry Until now cleaning your dog meant bathing it at home or taking it to the groomer. That was all fine until the age of self serve, do-it-yourself dog washing arrived in Canada via Saanich entrepreneur Evelyn Rutherford. It started four years ago when the Gordon Head resident adopted Odin, her Bernese Mountain Dog. “I hadn’t had a dog for years and I started to realize how difficult it was to keep him clean,” she said. Rutherford was sifting through social media online with an eye for both business opportunities, and dog...

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Siemens India launches digital experience, application centre for machine tools industry

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Siemens India launches digital experience, application centre for machine tools industry

Siemens India launches digital experience, application centre for machine tools industry Siemens India has launched the Digital Experience and Application Centre (DEX), a full-fledged testing, simulation and training centre for the machine tool industry, in Bangalore. DEX facility spread across 9,000 square feet, allows machine tool manufacturers and users to experience the integrations of hardware with software solutions as well as that of the physical with virtual worlds. “This is important with digitalization and the adoption of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing, training is more important than ever to keep employees’ skills up to date with the latest in industrial technology,”...

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Measures to cut sugar intake should apply across industry

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Measures to cut sugar intake should apply across industry

Measures to cut sugar intake should apply across industry, say participants at dialogue session SINGAPORE: Proposed regulations to cut sugar intake in Singapore should be extended across the industry and not just on pre-packaged sweetened drinks, said most participants at a public consultation session on Saturday (Jan 19). This is to level the playing field, as well as to encourage more to offer a wider range of healthier options. Saturday’s discussion was one of more than 10 such sessions that have been organised by the Ministry of Health (MOH) since it proposed four measures last month to curb sugar intake....

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Targeting chemical signals between the gut and brain could lead to new treatment for obesity

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Targeting chemical signals between the gut and brain could lead to new treatment for obesity

Targeting chemical signals between the gut and brain could lead to new treatment for obesity   Targeting chemical signals between the gut and brain could lead to new treatment for obesity New research published in The Journal of Physiology has shed light on how to disrupt chemical signals that affect how much someone eats, which could lead to a method for helping manage obesity. Obesity is one of today’s most prevalent public health concerns. In the UK it affects around 1 in every 4 adults and around 1 in every 5 children aged 10 to 11. Bariatric surgery has proven to be...

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How a major AI conference is attempting to tackle its culture problem

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How a major AI conference is attempting to tackle its culture problem

How a major AI conference is attempting to tackle its culture problem The run up to one of the biggest artificial-intelligence (AI) conferences of 2018, held in early December in Montreal, Canada, was marred by controversy. After last year’s event, some people criticized the culture of the conference and other machine-learning meetings held in previous years; reports emerged of harassment, discrimination and an unwelcoming environment for women. The members of the board of trustees and advisory board that oversee the Neural Information Processing Systems conference, previously known as NIPS, took several actions to try to improve the culture of the event....

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