Land Swap in Northwest Florida Solves Navys Encroachment Problem Advances Economic Growth


first_imgThe needs of Escambia County in northwest Florida and Naval Air Station Whiting Field came together when encroachment began to threaten one of the installation’s auxiliary landing fields and officials at the Greater Pensacola Chamber realized the site presented a prime opportunity for economic development. When the Navy signaled it would be interested in swapping the airstrip for an unencumbered replacement, the chamber started scouting alternate sites and worked with the Navy to gain congressional authorization for the contemplated exchange. Later this year, the chamber expects to realize “a 20-year ambition” when Escambia County transfers a new landing field to the Navy in return for its original site.A case study on the land swap will be featured as one of six “Innovators” at Installation Innovation 2018 in San Diego from Feb. 12-14. For more information about the Forum and to register, visit the IIF website. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Fibre from many sources helps in good health


first_imgPeople who get dietary fibre from many sources benefit more than those who limit their intake to a single food or low-fibre diets, new research shows.The recommended amount of dietary fibre per day is 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women.“Men typically get around 18 grams and women get around 15 grams,” said Julie Miller Jones, professor emeritus at Minnesota-based St Catherine University.Daily fibre intake helps control cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, insulin and excess weight. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’It also regulates multiple facets of the digestive system. Two fruits and three vegetables servings a day can help adults get the recommended amount of fibre.“The problem is that when consumers choose fruits or vegetables, it is often low-fibre options such as one piece of lettuce and a thin slice of tomato on a sandwich.”Instead of looking at only plant-based sources, people should strive for a mix of fibre sources, including fibre that has been added to food in the manufacturing process.Such foods are fibre-fortified bread, cereals, yogurt and pasta. “A combination of naturally occurring and added fibre can increase the chances of achieving the health benefits of a high-fibre diet,” the authors noted.The study was presented at ‘IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation’ event in Chicago recently.last_img read more

Watch Microsofts EyePopping Hololens Demo Using Minecraft


first_imgJune 16, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Ever fantasize about playing Minecraft in 3-D, anywhere you want? On the hood of a car? On the palm of your hand? On an undulating pool of liquid?  With a Microsoft Hololens strapped to your face, you could, as evidenced in a mind-blowing demo of the heads-up display at the E3 video-game conference this week. Feast your eyes on what we’re talking about for yourself at the 2:25 mark in the incredible video below. You’ve never seen Notch’s pixelated brainchild like this before:Related: Lego Has Finally Created a Minecraft CompetitorMinecraft is all about building and breaking down barriers, then building them again, however you want. Thanks to the insane virtual reality and hologram genius behind the Hololens, you’ll soon be able to create block-filled simulated worlds wherever you want, too.Pretty rad, right? Kudos to Microsoft for thinking way, way, waaaay out of the sandbox. Build on. The future looks bright.Related: How Microsoft’s Hololens Could Boost the Race to Colonize Mars 1 min readcenter_img Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more