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Austin Peay department’s new name emphasizes earth, environment

CLARKSVILLE, TN – A longstanding science department – the Department of Geosciences – at Austin Peay State University has a new name. And the department’s professors hope that the new name – the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences – will better connect with prospective students. “Few students come to college and want to be in geology […]

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Finance

A&E departments in ‘complete state of crisis’, UK health

NHS patients are suffering “appalling” waiting times with some UK accident and emergency departments in a “complete state of crisis”, a leading health official warned on Monday, as the government said reducing pressure on the service was its “top priority”. Dr Ian Higginson, vice-president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, which monitors standards in […]

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Technology

SpartanNash Bolsters Fresh Departments Using Artificial

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Food solutions company SpartanNash (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPTN) today announced its partnership with one of the world’s leading fresh food technology companies, Afresh Technologies. SpartanNash will pilot the Afresh platform, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered predictive ordering and inventory management solution, at 10 of its owned Family Fare grocery stores in the Grand […]

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UK

Patients dying as ambulances stuck outside hospital A&E departments

Over the past week, nearly three in 10 ambulances have spent time queuing outside hospitals in England. Ambulance chiefs said the problems were leading to patients dying and being harmed on a daily basis, the BBC reported. It is the worst start to winter since records began. Before the pandemic, about half the number of […]

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Finance

Government departments face brutal spending squeeze

Whitehall departments and government infrastructure projects are facing a brutal spending squeeze in coming years as Rishi Sunak’s government seeks to fill a £55bn fiscal hole. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt warned the UK faced “difficult decisions on the public finances” as he set out measures in his Autumn statement that implied spending will be throttled back […]

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Science

Overhaul of ‘broken’ resource rules set to ‘tame’ planning departments, speed up builds

The Government’s long-awaited overhaul of the “broken” Resource Management Act (RMA) – the law that governs all of New Zealand’s built environments – is intended to speed up consents, get more houses built and better protect the environment. Environment Minister David Parker said the new laws would cut red tape, lower costs and speed up […]

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US

Facebook layoffs will likely hit most departments, including Mark Zuckerberg’s beloved metaverse division

Facebook employees have been told for weeks to expect layoffs, as Insider previously reported. As cuts draw near, some organizations are expected to be hit harder than others. Even Reality Labs is expected to be impacted, despite it building out Zuckerberg’s metaverse vision. Facebook is prepping for layoffs and few departments are expected to be […]

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Science

Tallinn’s urban environment department’s new chief is Jaan Tarmak

Tarmak holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) in transport engineering, with specialization in road construction, and a micro-degree in Innovation from the University of Tartu. In the last eight years, Tarmak has held several senior positions, including head of the Traffic Management Department, head of Strategic Planning […]

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US

Six people who tested positive for monkeypox have died, health departments confirm | CNN

CNN  —  Six people who tested positive for monkeypox – two in New York City, two in Chicago, one in Nevada and one in Maryland – have died, local health departments have confirmed. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said it was “deeply saddened by the two reported deaths, and our […]

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US

City, state health departments investigating food-poisoning cases after ‘Best of Baltimore’ party

BALTIMORE — It was a night to celebrate some of Baltimore’s best that turned into a morning where guests felt their worst. It has been nearly two weeks since the Best of Baltimore Party kicked off. Tonight, WJZ has learned that dozens of people are now recovering after they say they became sick from a […]