Comintelli Launches A New Product Feature for Competitive Intelligence: The Field Intelligence Retriever (FIRE)

KISTA, SVERIGE, May 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Comintelli, a leading global Market and Competitive Intelligence (M&CI) software company announces the launch of a new feature within Intelligence2day® based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Field Intelligence Retriever (FIRE) feature will assist field gathering capabilities and conference monitoring, both virtual and live by turning image data into searchable content in just a few seconds.

INTRODUCING THE FIELD INTELLIGENCE RETRIEVER FOR COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE
The Field Intelligence Retriever (FIRE) allows for extremely fast gathering and analysis of data from conference events by turning photo data into searchable content. The feature has been developed in close collaboration with one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

“Traditional conference monitoring is a very resource-intensive task which can take weeks or months to finish and process. FIRE can process that data in real-time, providing instant access to intelligence insights. This makes it a great addition to your competitive intelligence market research strategy,” says Jesper Martell, CEO of Comintelli.

The IOCR (Intelligent Optical Character Recognition) technology allows Intelligence2day® to not only transfer images into searchable characters, but also to analyze and understand the content of the image. Compared to traditional conference monitoring, it can reduce the resources required by more than 80%. It targets the most labor-intensive parts of the process and allows the analyst to focus on analyzing the gathered data.

“The Field Intelligence Retriever is the perfect add-on to your competitive intelligence research strategy for faster insight generation. And it is a complete game-changer in competitor analysis tools and techniques”, says Jesper.

HOW TO COLLECT COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE WITH THE FIELD INTELLIGENCE RETRIEVER
A field operative captures a photo or a screenshot such as a slide from a presentation or a competitor poster. This photo could be taken directly from the Intelligence2day® app or uploaded separately.

Intelligence2day® will then convert the image content into indexable characters using sophisticated AI technology that allows for even blurry images to be processed.

The content of the image is analyzed by Intelligence2day® and categorized. This involves automatically assigning relevant topics or tags to the image. Seconds after the image has been uploaded, relevant users will be notified through an alert.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO GATHER COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE WITH THE FIELD INTELLIGENCE RETRIEVER
The importance of competitive analysis is more crucial now than it has ever been before. If you would like to learn more about how you can use the new Artificial Intelligence (AI) FIRE feature in your competitive intelligence strategy, join Comintelli Inc's CEO, Christian Bjersér, and Director of Customer Success, Jeff Mansfield, in our upcoming webinar on Thursday, 20 May at 11:00 – 11:30 EST.

ABOUT COMINTELLI
Comintelli (www.comintelli.com) is a Swedish software company that offers competitive intelligence software that converts unstructured big data content into organized, digestible information for decision-making. Founded in 1999 and with extensive intelligence experience, Comintelli continues to develop user-friendly solutions with a competitive intelligence process that shorten Time-to-Insights.

ABOUT INTELLIGENCE2DAY®
The award-winning solution Intelligence2day® (www.intelligence2day.com) is an insight engine that helps customers make faster and more confident decisions and equips them with the right competitive intelligence tools. Customers are knowledge-intensive organizations in industries characterized by rapid change, strong regulations and a high need for innovation, such as AkzoNobel, Bayer, DSM, GEA, Ericsson, Essity and Tetra Pak.

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RENCONTRE DES PROFESSIONNELS DES VINS ET SPIRITUEUX LORS DU 2EME APVSA DIGITALWINE TRADE FAIR EN JUIN 2021

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DigitalWine Booth Paris Simoneau

Just a few more clicks before we can pour in your glass!

Just a few more clicks before we can pour in your glass

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L’APVSA, conseil aux vignerons pour exporter en Amérique du Nord , annonce la 2ème édition de DigitalWine Trade Fair du 28-30 Juin 2021 accessible 24/24h.

Plus que quelques clics avant de pouvoir vous servir dans un verre!”

— Odile C.

MONTRéAL, QUéBEC, CANADA, May 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — L’APVSA, “Association pour la Promotion des Vins et Spiritueux en Amérique du Nord”, leader Canadien dans les relations professionnelles et conseil à l’export pour vignerons souhaitant développer leurs ventes en Amérique du Nord, annonce la deuxième édition de l’APVSA DigitalWine Trade Fair qui se tiendra du 28 au 30 Juin 2021 et sera accessible 24/24h.

Alors que les pays rouvrent lentement leur activité, le commerce des vins et spiritueux a une croissance inégale par endroits en Amérique du Nord. Les achats en ligne ont augmenté de 200% à 300%, mais la consommation globale est restée inférieure du fait de la fermeture des HORECA qui enfin, réouvrent progressivement. La bonne nouvelle concerne la trêve qui a réveillé les transactions et bénéficié les différents acteurs du commerce américains. Afin de poursuivre la promotion des vins et spiritueux dans cette région du monde et ailleurs, l'APVSA organise des salons en ligne, qui bientôt, nous espérons qu'ils deviendront hybrides afin de faciliter la dégustation des produits de nos membres en toute sécurité.

Comment ça fonctionne ?

Les visiteurs et les vignerons échangeront par chat ou par vidéoconférence instantanée dans un salon virtuel composé de halls, salles de conférences, pavillons de pays, de régionaux et stands. Dans les catégories on trouve le « Green Hall » pour les vins biodynamiques, biologiques, naturels et végan ; « Pink Fluid » dédié aux différents styles de rosés; « La Part des Anges » pour les spiritueux et distillés.

Sur leurs stands, les vignerons présenteront leur domaine viticole, vignobles, vins, fiches techniques et équipements œnotouristiques. Les participants, composés de professionnels du commerce du vin tels que des importateurs, des distributeurs, des détaillants, des agents commerciaux, des critiques, des journalistes du vin et des écrivains, auront l'occasion de discuter avec les vignerons, planifier des réunions, participer à des tables rondes, des conférences, des master classes et au « Zoom sur les Régions ».

Dégustations

En raison de la crise sanitaire et de la lente réouverture des lieux pour les accueillir, le format de dégustation est le suivant :
1. L'APVSA publie la liste des vins participant au salon,
2. Le catalogue des vins et des exposants est diffusé auprès de 10000 négociants en vins en Amérique du Nord,
3. Les vins sont expédiés aux USA et au CAN et légalement redistribués au commerçant qui commande les échantillons gratuitement.
4. Les vignobles sélectionnent au préalable les états ou provinces qu'ils ciblent,
5. Les commerçants qualifiés sélectionnent les produits qui correspondent à leur portefeuille à déguster avec leurs collègues.
6. Les commerçants contactent ensuite les vignerons pour entamer les discussions.
7. L'APVSA travaille avec son réseau pour assurer les rencontres entre les vignerons et les commerçants pour garantir des entretiens avant, durant et après le salon.

A propos de l’APVSA

L'APVSA est une association qui accompagne des vignerons européens dans le développement de leurs exportations vers l'Amérique du Nord depuis plus 20 ans. En temps normal, l'APVSA organise plus de 50 dégustations de vins dans des villes nord-américaines au cours desquelles, producteurs, importateurs, distributeurs, agents, restaurateurs, détaillants, sommeliers et médias viticoles dégustent les vins des vignerons sélectionnés lors de dégustations professionnelles pour négocier des contrats.

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DGB Group welcomes The Retallack Family Office as new substantial shareholder

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DGB Group

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DGB Group NV (AMS:DGB)

This is the very beginning of something very special. We believe that DGB has the potential to become the first unicorn in this rapidly growing market.”

— Wayne Retallack

HARDENBERG, OVERIJSSEL, NEDERLAND, May 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dutch Green Business Group N.V. (Euronext: DGB, “DGB” or “the Group”), a leading reforestation and carbon offsetting company, is pleased to announce the addition of the Retallack Family as the newest substantial shareholder in the business having acquired a 3.0% equity stake in the open market.

The Retallack Family Office, based in the United Kingdom, manages the Retallack family portfolio and is known for is exceptionally successful track record in investments in established conservative businesses and in innovative start ups in several sectors of the global economy. Their portfolio’s returns over the last ten years are impressive.

Commenting on the investment, Wayne Retallack, said: “Carbon offsets have been one of the best-performing commodities of 2021 and interest in the sector has been boosted by a step change in the EU’s green ambitions. The EU now aims to cut 2030 emissions by 55% compared to the level in 1990, up from a previous target of 40%. Currently the EU Emissions Trading System value of one EUA of carbon is around €49 and with some market analysts forecasting this could exceed €100 by the end of the decade we are excited to be part of DGB’s journey. Our Family Office fully understands how the DGB profit model and the potentially high investment yield for DGB shareholders work. We are taking a view and have made a long term strategic investment in DGB. This is the very beginning of something very special. We believe that DGB has the potential to become the first unicorn in this rapidly growing market.”

“Our stock market listing allows institutions, funds, private investors, enthusiasts and advocates for nature conservation from all over the world to participate in DGB’s strategic ambitions. We are delighted to welcome this investment as it reflects the significant progress we have made over the last six months and the positive outlook for DGB and the carbon offsetting sector”, said Selwyn Duijvestijn, CEO of Dutch Green Business.

DGB’s vision is to be a leading high-impact investor in sustainably managed forests by providing competitive real investment returns for shareholders combined with high social impact. DGB is underpinned by the value of the carbon offsets it is generating and the inherent asset value of the underlying land in which it is investing. DGB plans to reforest the world’s land at scale and bring back nature where it cannot return unaided. DGB’s strategy is focused on the following:
– Locate and secure land
– Protect and plant trees
– Verify and certify carbon offsets
– Sell the carbon offsets
– Land management

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The Saudi Falcons Club celebrates the World Migratory Bird Day

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, May 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Saudi Falcons Club took part in World Migratory Bird Day by raising awareness of local and international arrangements and laws aimed at protecting falcons and wildlife.

The United Nations has declared an annual day for migratory birds with the aim of inspiring communities and reminding them of the importance of preserving the lives of these birds and limiting population declines, as well as calling for international measures and systems to ensure their reproduction and avoid extinction, as more than 2000 bird species, including falcons, are threatened by overfishing and indiscriminate hunting, as well as food shortages, deforestation, and poisoning, as well as climate change.

The Saudi Falcons Club registered its participation in the website dedicated to this global event through two awareness-raising events to introduce its efforts to protect falcons, as well as the value of migratory birds that pass through Saudi's sky on their key journey during migratory season

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ROGERS ORGANIC FLOUR COMING TO BRITISH COLUMBIA COSTCO LOCATIONS

Rogers Foods Organic 10kg Flour Bag

Rogers Foods announces the launch of a new 10kg/22lb bag of Organic All Purpose Enriched Flour to be sold in Costco stores coming late May/early June.

From our diligence in sourcing the finest quality Canadian wheat to the quality control & assurance processes, we are dedicated to producing a consistent product from day to day, & from crop to crop.”

— Brad Duggan, VP of Sales

ARMSTRONG, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rogers Foods Ltd is pleased to announce the pending launch of our new 10kg/22lb bag of Organic All Purpose Enriched Flour to be sold in Costco stores coming late May/early June. Costco will launch the new product in its stores located in British Columbia, Canada. The new retail flour is milled from organically grown, Western Canadian wheat grown by Canadian Organic Farmers. The company’s mills operate in Armstrong and Chilliwack, British Columbia.

‘We are excited to partner with Costco BC to produce another exceptional Rogers Foods product for our customers wanting a clean, organic flour option. Given the rise of organic products in the retail industry for home bakers and small businesses, our new 10kg bag will meet this need as a cost-effective option.”, says Brad Duggan, VP of Sales, Rogers Foods Ltd.

About Rogers Foods – Rogers Foods has been proudly milling quality flour and cereal products from Canadian grain for over 60 years. With mills in both Armstrong and Chilliwack, British Columbia, they produce wholesome cereals and the highest quality flour and grain products for home and commercial bakers alike. The Company is ideally located in that it can obtain grain from both British Columbia and Alberta farmers, as well as serve its two major market areas of British Columbia and Alberta.

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GoodFarms Strawberries First EFI-Certified Product in Whole Foods Market Sourced for Good Program

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Sourced for Good strawberries certified by Equitable Food Initiative

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Sourced for Good strawberries now available at Whole Foods Market

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EFI-certified strawberries being packed for Whole Foods Market Sourced for Good program

California-grown berries debut under the new program label during National Strawberry Month

We work to make a difference from farm to table by bringing great tasting berries to consumers while making a positive impact on the lives of those who harvest them. ”

— Ernie Farley, GoodFarms

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced that GoodFarms strawberries will debut as the first EFI-certified product in Whole Foods Market’s Sourced for Good program during May, which is also National Strawberry Month.

The Sourced for Good program helps support workers, communities and the environment and relies on third-party certifications to ensure products meet the highest standards, like the more than 300 rigorous standards set by EFI. The Sourced for Good seal is designed to help shoppers easily identify products that provide benefits to workers like improved wages, health care, and student scholarships, and to promote environmental stewardship like tree planting to prevent erosion and more. Sourced for Good raises millions of dollars annually for hundreds of communities across 12 countries, including the United States.

“What better time than National Strawberry Month to debut GoodFarms strawberries in the Sourced for Good program,” said Ernie Farley, partner at Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce/GoodFarms and board chair of EFI. “We work to make a difference from farm to table by bringing great tasting berries to consumers while making a positive impact on the lives of those who harvest them. Plus, when consumers buy our berries at Whole Foods Market, a bonus is returned to workers.”

“EFI works to bring together retail partners and growers who are aligned to the same goals of improving the lives of farmworkers, so it is truly exciting to see the GoodFarms/Whole Foods Market partnership expand to the Sourced for Good program,” said LeAnne R. Ruzzamenti, director of marketing communications at EFI.

To celebrate National Strawberry Month and the introduction of EFI-certified product in the Whole Foods program, EFI is holding social media giveaways and campaigns to raise awareness of the California-grown, responsibly sourced GoodFarms strawberries.

There are more than 12,700 workers on EFI-certified strawberry farms throughout the United States and Mexico who have received more than $3 million in worker bonuses since 2017. Worker bonuses are funded through a premium paid on EFI-certified produce by Whole Foods Market and other participating retailers.

For its part, Whole Foods Market is proud to have longstanding relationships with growers who are already certified in the issues that matter to the retail chain.

“We appreciate growers like GoodFarms, who fulfill a mission to improve lives and positively impact communities while producing the high-quality, great tasting fruits that Whole Foods Market is proud to showcase under the Sourced for Good label,” said Erik Brown, executive leader for produce at Whole Foods Market. “We are also proud to showcase the EFI Responsibly Grown, Farmworker Assured label in our Sourced for Good program to let shoppers know how they are helping in our goal to make a difference.”

To learn more about EFI, visit equitablefood.org.

About EFI
Equitable Food Initiative is a nonprofit certification and skill-building organization that seeks to increase transparency in the food supply chain and improve the lives of farmworkers through a team-based approach to training and continuous improvement practices. EFI brings together growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumers to solve the most pressing issues facing the fresh produce industry. Its unparalleled approach sets standards for labor practices, food safety and pest management while engaging workers at all levels on the farm to produce Responsibly Grown, Farmworker Assured® fruits and vegetables. For more information about Equitable Food Initiative, visit www.equitablefood.org.

View a list of EFI-certified farms at equitablefood.org/farms.

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The Ultimate Knee Replacement Experience Comes to Palm Beach County

Joint Reconstruction Specialist using new technology for knee replacement giving patients more natural feel

CORI Surgical System at Palms West Hospital_First in Palm Beach County

the CORI functions as an extension of a surgeon's skilled hand_for precision matched knee replacement

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Palms West Hospital offers new hand-held robotic assisted surgical option

With CORI, Robotic assisted Knee replacement surgery provides a high level of precision and a more customized surgical experience specific to the individual patient’s need.”

— Dr. Mamun AlRashid MD, Joint Reconstruction Specialist

LOXAHATCHEE, FLORIDA, USA, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates knee replacement surgeries are expected to increase a staggering 180% between now and 2030 in the United States1. In Palm Beach County alone, an estimated 58,000 people are at high risk for osteoarthritis and may need surgical intervention.

To better meet the increased needs of community residents suffering with chronic knee pain, Palms West Hospital has expanded its robotic program to include the next generation of hand-held robotics platform, the CORI robotics-assisted system. Functioning as an extension of a surgeon’s skilled hands, the system provides an enhanced level of accuracy and precision-matched knee replacement to feel more like a patient’s own knee.

People often suffer for many years with knee pain, citing procedure fears and recovery time as the biggest concerns with moving forward when surgical treatment becomes necessary. What’s especially troubling for many doctors is the number of patients who are unaware of robotics-assisted procedures and recent advancements that have been made in the field of orthopedics.

“This is the latest and most Advanced Robotic technology in Joint Replacement Surgery to date. Robotic assisted Knee replacement surgery provides a high level of precision and a more customized surgical experience specific to the individual patient’s need,” said Dr. Mamun AlRashid MD MRCS FRCS FACS, Orthopedic Surgeon and Joint Reconstruction Specialist. Palms West Hospital is the first hospital in Palm Beach County to use the CORI surgical system.

Although there are many varieties of robotic assistance used for knee replacement surgery, Palms West Hospital’s newly acquired CORI Robotic Assisted Surgical System, boasts an innovative approach to knee replacement, that can provide the following patient benefits:

• Quicker, smoother recovery2
• Regain function faster and return home sooner3
• A unique plan: through use of 3D digital modeling to get a surgical plan customized to the patients’ unique anatomy. This means our surgeon can perform the procedure more accurately than traditional knee replacement surgery.4,5
• A natural fit: This technology provides patients a personalized fit as the surgeon customizes the implant based on individual anatomy. That helps maintain more of a natural rhythm and step.6

– E N D –

About Palms West Hospital

Palms West Hospital is a 204-bed acute care full service facility combining high quality, patient-driven care and state-of-the-art technology to serve residents of Palm Beach County and beyond. The hospital employs over 1,200 employees, has a medical staff of 655 active physicians and a Graduate Medical Education Program. We offer a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services including: 24/7 Emergency care, stroke center designation, comprehensive surgical services, cardiac catheterization, an orthopedics and spine institute, a minimally invasive surgery center, and maternity services with a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (level II NICU).

Palms West Hospital is a recipient of numerous awards, recognitions and accreditations from a number of organizations, among them, The Joint Commission. Our more recent recognitions include Healthgrades’ 2020 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award, 2020 Stroke Sliver Plus and Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award, 2019 Gallbladder Surgery Five-Star Recipient, Healthgrades’ 2019 General Surgery Excellence Award, Healthgrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award, Press Ganey’s 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award, Children’s Oncology Group (COG) accreditation in 2019 and Blue Shield’s Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery.

References
* Robotics-assisted knee replacement surgery using the CORITM Surgical System combined with the features and benefits of Smith+Nephew’s implant portfolio

1. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Projected volume of primary and revision total joint replacement in the U.S. 2030 to 2060. https://aaos-annualmeeting-presskit.org/2018/research-news/sloan_tjr/. Updated March 6,2018. Accessed August 5, 2020.
2. Based on JOURNEY II family of implants. Mayman DJ, Patel AR, Carroll KM. Hospital related clinical and economic outcomes of a bicruciate knee system in total knee arthroplasty patients. Poster presented at: ISPOR Symposium; May 19-23, 2018; Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
3. Based on UKA surgery. Shearman AD, et al. EKS Arthroplasty Conference. May 2-3, 2019; Valencia, Spain.
4. Batailler C, White N, Ranaldi FM, Neyret P, Servien E, Lustig S. Improved implant position and lower revision rate with robotic-assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthros. 2019;27(4):1232-1240
5. Gregori A, Picard F, Lonner JH, Smith JR, Jaramaz B. Accuracy of Imageless Robotically Assisted Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty. International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) 15th Annual Meeting;2015; Vancover, Canada
6. Pritchett JW. Patients prefer a bicruciate-retaining or the medial pivot total knee prosthesis. J Arthroplasty. 2011;26(2):224-228
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Stop Foodborne Illness CEO Named 2021 Prestigious Leiter National Library of Medicine/Medical Library Assoc. Lecturer

Biennial Lecture Series Focuses on Biomedical Communications, Former Lecturers Include Anthony Fauci, former US Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders

Foodborne illness is a topic that impacts every individual regardless of geography or socioeconomic position. Thousands of Americans die annually as a result of foodborne illness.”

— Mitzi Baum, CEO of Stop Foodborne Illness

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Stop Foodborne Illness (STOP), the national nonprofit health organization dedicated to the prevention of illness and death from foodborne pathogens, is pleased to announce that Mitzi Baum, STOP Chief Executive Officer, has been named the 2021 Joseph Leiter National Library Association/Medical Library Association Lecturer for the NLM/MLA biennial meeting. Leiter lecturers have included innovative surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey, former Surgeon General of the United States Joycelyn Elders, and current presidential advisor and director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“It’s a great honor to be selected for the Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship,” Ms. Baum said. “Foodborne illness is a topic that impacts every individual regardless of geography or socioeconomic position. Thousands of Americans die annually as a result of foodborne illness. But it’s preventable. I believe that with increased education and sharing of knowledge, we can stop the deaths and suffering of the hundreds of thousands of people who experience illness related to food pathogens.”

Ms. Baum’s 45-minute lecture is titled “The Culture of Public Health and Food Safety.” She will deliver her speech to NLM and MLA members on May 25 during the organizations’ annual meeting, which will be held virtually.

Prior to joining STOP as CEO in 2019, Ms. Baum spent 23 years at Feeding American where she became a Managing Director and had oversight for food safety in the nation’s food banks. In addition to her CEO duties, she is also an adjunct professor at Michigan State University teaching a class on the relationship between food safety and food waste reduction. Baum received her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and her Masters of Science in Food Safety from Michigan State University.

The Leiter Lectureship is named for Joseph Leiter who was a major contributor in cancer research at the National Cancer Institute, a leader at NLM as a champion of medical librarians and an informatics pioneer. He served as NM Associate Director for Library Operation from 1965 to 1983. The Leiter Lectureship was established in his honor in 1983.

For more information about STOP, visit stopfoodborneillness.org.

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Stop Foodborne Illness
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Reaction to Tiger on the Loose in Houston Suburbs from Animal Wellness Action

Animal Wellness Action Says Tiger in West Houston Provides More Evidence That Congress Must Adopt the Big Cat Public Safety Act With Urgency

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the latest incident involving an escaped captive big cat, amateur video was released late last night of a tiger roaming a suburban West Houston community, with one individual brandishing a weapon in an apparent attempt to prevent a violent charge or lunge by the animal. A man who claimed to be the owner then was able to coax the animal into his home before a shooting occurred.

Texas has no statewide law forbidding private ownership of tigers and other big cats, although many local jurisdictions do have policies forbidding ownership. Yet law enforcement are almost never trained to handle such situations.

“Private citizens and emergency responders should not have to come face to face with a lion or a tiger in a crisis,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action. “These animals belong in the wild or in reputable sanctuaries or zoos and nowhere else. This epidemic of private ownership of these exotic animals must be put to a swift end before more animals die and more people are injured or killed.”

Emergency responders are not equipped to safely handle circumstances where there is an animal escape, a domestic violence dispute, a natural disaster, or some other crisis.

Private citizens acquire tigers or other big cats as cubs, but soon realize they are unable to handle a 300-pound carnivore. When private citizens and roadside zoos dump tigers and lions into the exotic animal trade, they become an unfunded liability for animal welfare sanctuaries and zoos the next 20 years. Reputable zoos and animal welfare groups take in these big cats to help them, but it comes at a great and unanticipated expense. It may cost as much as a million dollars to house, feed, and care for a tiger for 20 years.

“Texas has had a cascade of dangerous incidents, including recently in San Antonio,” added Mr. Pacelle, who worked to pass the Captive Wildlife Safety Act in Congress in 2003. That legislation has not been properly implemented and enforced and had a technical problem that requires new legislation to amend it. The Big Cat Public Safety Act, H.R. 263 and S. 1210, would correct that problem, ban any interstate transport of big cats for the pet trade, and outlaw commercial cub petting operations, like the own featured in the Netflix sensation “Tiger King.”

The tigers and lions bred for the pet trade or as roadside attractions do not have good lives. These animals, native to Africa and Asia, typically endure substandard conditions and life almost never turns out well for them.

Texas passed a law to address captive big cats, but the law requires counties to take additional legislative action to address the problem. U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-07), whose district lies within the Houston area as well as Reps. Marc Veasey (D-TX-33), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX-29), Colin Allred (D-TX-32), Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Veronica Escobar (D-TX-16), and Lance Gooden (R-TX-05) are current cosponsors of the Big Cat Public Safety Act but Republican U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have yet to cosponsor the Senate companion bill despite the endorsement from the National Sherriff’s Association, Fraternal Order of Police, and numerous other law enforcement officials across the state.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

The Center for a Humane Economy (“the Center”) is a non-profit organization that focuses on influencing the conduct of corporations to forge a humane economic order. The first organization of its kind in the animal protection movement, the Center encourages businesses to honor their social responsibilities in a culture where consumers, investors, and other key stakeholders abhor cruelty and the degradation of the environment and embrace innovation as a means of eliminating both.

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Bidding Set to Close on Dimmit, Texas Country Estate On-line Only Real Estate Auction Announces Assiter Auctioneers

2,755± sq. ft. country estate home on 7± acres -- 4 bedroom, 2 baths, basement, 2 car garage, gated entry, tree lined drive, barns, stables, outbuildings, fencing and a note-worthy side porch.

1500 FM 2397, Dimmit TX 79027

2,755± sq. ft. country estate home on 7± acres -- 4 bedroom, 2 baths, basement, 2 car garage, gated entry, tree lined drive, barns, stables, outbuildings, fencing and a note-worthy side porch.

1500 FM 2397, Dimmit TX 79027

2,755± sq. ft. country estate home on 7± acres -- 4 bedroom, 2 baths, basement, 2 car garage, gated entry, tree lined drive, barns, stables, outbuildings, fencing and a note-worthy side porch.

1500 FM 2397, Dimmit TX 79027

This is country living with all the perks.”

— Spanky Assiter

CANYON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Assiter Auctioneers (www.assiter.com) announces the closing of bidding on a tree lined drive, 2,755± sq. ft., 4 bedroom 2 bath country home on 7± acres in Dimmit, Texas — the online auction bidding will begin to close on Sunday, May 16 according to Spanky Assiter, president of the company.

This is country living with all the perks,” said Assiter. “Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own or invest in a country property that will meet your current or future needs.”

The auction’s date, address and highlights follow:

Online Only Bidding. Bidding begins closing on Sunday, May 16 at 8 pm

1500 FM 2397, Dimmit TX 79027
• 2,755± sq. ft. country estate home on 7± acres — 4 bedroom, 2 baths, basement, 2 car garage, gated entry, tree lined drive, barns, stables, outbuildings, fencing and a note-worthy side porch.

For information, call Lila Monden, Assiter Auctioneers auction coordinator (806.584.8954) or Assiter Auctioneers (806.335.6562) or visit www.assiter.com.

The online auction is open for online only bidding.

Assiter Auctioneers, based in Canyon, Texas, specializes in the sale of residential and commercial real estate, classic and collector cars, heavy equipment, trucks, vehicles, farm machinery and other assets including estate sales through live and online auctions.

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About Assiter Auctioneers
Assiter Auctioneers specializes in the sale of residential and commercial real estate, classic and collector cars, heavy equipment, trucks, vehicles, farm machinery and other assets including estate sales through live and online auctions. Headquarters in Canyon, TX, our highly experienced marketing staff and internationally award-winning auctioneers know that every auction is unique and conduct skillfully managed, highly professional events while ensuring that our clients receive the results they desire. Are you thinking of selling? For more information about Assiter Auctioneers, visit www.assiter.com or call 806.655.3900.

Lila Monden
Assiter Auctioneers
+1 806.584.8954
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Source: EIN Presswire