Indian River County to Hold Redistricting Meeting at Gifford Youth Achievement Center

Indian River County to Hold Redistricting Meeting at Gifford Youth Achievement Center. Vero Beach, FL – Indian River County (IRC) will hold a redistricting workshop on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM in room #1 of the Cis & Bill Glavin Educational Center, which is located adjacent to the Gifford Youth Achievement Center at 4889 43rd Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32967.
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$24 Million Adventure Movie ‘Jim Button and the Wild 13’ Sold to Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Munich-based sales agency Global Screen has closed a raft of sales on its live-action family adventure “Jim Button and the Wild 13.” The adaptation of Michael Ende’s best-selling novel – which has been translated into 25 languages – is one of the most expensive feature films in the history of German cinema, with a budget of more than $24 million. Global Screen, part of Telepool, has sold the film to France (Megalys Productions), Middle East (Salim Ramio), CIS/Russia (Voxell), Hungary (ADS), Spain (Twelve Oaks) and Portugal (NOS Lusomundo), as well as clinching a worldwide airline deal with Eagle. Offers for North...
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Christmas Island Style Holiday Event Schedule

As the community looks forward to Thanksgiving and the wonderful holiday season that surrounds the celebration of Christmas, the 30 or so elves who run Christmas Island Style and its multiple events continue to plan and prepare for a month of wonderment and joy for the Marco Island Community. Wanda...
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COVID-19: Vaccines up to 16% Less Effective Against Delta

The effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (BNT162b2) is reduced by up to 13% against the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) of SARS-CoV-2 compared with the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7), whereas the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine (ChAdOx1) is 16% less effective against Delta, according to an analysis of data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) COVID-19 Infection Survey (CIS).

Entropiq, Virtus Pro advance to PGL Stockholm Major Legends Stage

CIS teams Entropiq and Virtus Pro are through to PGL Stockholm Major Legends Stage following today’s victories over Heroic and Team Spirit, respectively, in the Challengers Stage’s 2-1 pool matches. Entropiq lost their map pick, Ancient (16-10), to Heroic, tied the game in a nail-biting encounter on Nuke (16-14), and...

RNA-responsive elements for eukaryotic translational control

The ability to control translation of endogenous or exogenous RNAs in eukaryotic cells would facilitate a variety of biotechnological applications. Current strategies are limited by low fold changes in transgene output and the size of trigger RNAs (trRNAs). Here we introduce eukaryotic toehold switches (eToeholds) as modular riboregulators. eToeholds contain internal ribosome entry site sequences and form inhibitory loops in the absence of a specific trRNA. When the trRNA is present, eToeholds anneal to it, disrupting the inhibitory loops and allowing translation. Through optimization of RNA annealing, we achieved up to 16-fold induction of transgene expression in mammalian cells. We demonstrate that eToeholds can discriminate among viral infection status, presence or absence of gene expression and cell types based on the presence of exogenous or endogenous RNA transcripts.

PGL Major Stockholm: 2 teams head to the New Legends stage, 2 teams leave the competition in Day 2

12 other teams meanwhile continue their battles to see who will join the top 2 teams. Round 3 of the Swiss Stage is over for PGL Major Stockholm, and the surprises keep on coming. One team gave everyone a shock for qualifying to New Legends, and one team found their second wind. Unfortunately, two teams were disqualified due to low points accrued.

Eurasian Women’s Forum Seeks Answers To Significant Questions in Women’s World

Women have come a long way, indeed, since first their conference held 1986 in Beijing, China and resultantly declared March 8 – as International Women’s Day marks annually throughout the world. Women have taken up the fight, sometimes collaborating with women-conscious men and thus paving the way up to the top echelon in all economic and social spheres. Women now have a structured organization from the grassroots, in all countries, and up to regional organizations and to the United Nations.

Capella Film’s Nadezda Motina launches Russian distribution outfit Arna Media

Capella Film boss Nadezda Motina has launched Arna Media, a Moscow-based independent distribution company that will distribute local language and international feature films for the Russian market. Arna is planning to theatrically release 12 titles a year starting from 2022, and has picked up Lionsgate’s Good Luck To You, Leo...

Korean battery equipment industry securing supply contract one after another with US RIVIAN

Signed a supply contract for electrode, notching, and stacking equipment. Independent production plan for prismatic battery in 2023. Korean battery equipment makers are drawing attention as they have won key equipment supply contracts with RIVIAN, an American electric vehicle maker. RIVIAN plans to start producing their own batteries from 2023. Korean equipment makers are expected to expand their market positions as they are listed as RIVIAN suppliers.

CIS is First to Use New Philips Laser System Nexcimer

Craig Walker, MD, Founder, President and Medical Director of Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS), is the first physician in the U.S. to use the Philips Laser System Nexcimer to reopen blockages in the arteries. The first case took place on October 28 at the CIS Ambulatory Surgery Center in Gray, Louisiana to treat peripheral artery disease in the legs.

Report: Afghan Refugee Who Is Accused of Rape in Montana Will Not Have His Work Permit Removed

An Afghan refugee in Montana who faces a felony rape charge will not have his work permit revoked, according to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). Robert Law, who is CIS’ director of regulatory affairs and policy, said his Department of Homeland Security sources told him that the Biden administration will not remove Zabihullah Mohmand’s employment authorization document (EAD) at this time.

Amsterdam Trade Bank transforms into digital SME lender FIBR

It is quite the transformation: from providing traditional shipping loans, asset finance and credit for commodities traders dealing in the CIS countries of the former Soviet Union into a digital, connected, cloud-based banking platform supplying small and medium-sized enterprises in the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Spain, Ireland and the UK with working capital and secured and unsecured business loans.

IEC Telecom: Data transfer system can save lives, time and funds

IEC Telecom has unveiled a surveillance solution that focuses on transmitting high precision images from the scene of disasters, accidents or emergencies without incurring huge costs or compromising communications networks. Working in partnership with Norway-based visual communications specialist AnsuR Technologies, IEC Telecom is able to offer a surveillance portfolio, which...