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Why Carillion's work has touched all our lives

Why Carillion's work has touched all our lives

Business
Carillion is one of the UK's largest construction companies but it is also a provider of many services that help the country function.Its collapse through an application for compulsory liquidation means the company will eventually be dissolved, with creditors sharing any money from the sale of its assets.The decision to effectively declare itself bust leaves 43,000 jobs worldwide hanging in the balance though there is some hope that many in the sprawling business will keep their jobs, albeit through Carillion's work being transferred.The Government has committed to funding contracts, for the moment at least, and has asked all staff to turn up for work as normal.:: BackgroundCarillion was created in 1999 by the famous road surfacing business Tarmac in a demerger.Image:Carillion built GCHQ's...
Afghan air force has made progress but work not yet done, Pentagon says in new report

Afghan air force has made progress but work not yet done, Pentagon says in new report

Business
Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Pentagon's Inspector General said this week that U.S. and coalition forces are making progress in training the Afghanistan air force, but that work still needs to be done concerning strategic planning and other logistical and maintenance requirements.The IG report, released on Thursday, notes that the Afghan Air Force has garnered "notable accomplishments." Using Embraer-made A-29 Super Tucanos, the Afghans have made progress in aircraft mission performance, night-vision capabilities, and air-ground integration between the air force and the Afghan national army.The report said, however, that the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, or TAAC-Air, mission that develops the Afghan Air Force does not yet have a strategic plan for development of the force into a "professional, ...
How a tumor grows can predict which cancer drug will work best

How a tumor grows can predict which cancer drug will work best

Health
Dec. 22 (UPI) -- New research out of the University of Southern California suggests the growth patterns specific to a tumor can predict which cancer therapies are likely to work best.Like the patients in which they grow, every tumor is unique. Doctors and researchers are becoming increasingly aware of this fact as they devise individualized cancer treatments. Because each tumor is unique, cancerous growths respond differently to various drugs.Cancer drugs can have deleterious side effects, so finding the most effective drug -- or combination of drugs -- on the first try is imperative."Identifying a measurement or quantity that predicts how specific tumors will respond, called a predictive biomarker, is extremely valuable to cancer research," Stacey Finley, a assistant professor of biomedic...
11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Health
Black beans are a good source of iron. Thing is, the iron in plant foods, known as non-heme iron, isn't as readily absorbed as the iron you'll find in meat. "Just 2% to 20% of the iron in plant foods makes its way from your digestive tract into your blood, compared to 15% to 35% from heme animal-based iron," says Cynthia Sass, RD, MPH, Health's contributing nutrition editor and author of Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches with Real Food, Real Fast ($ 27; amazon.com). That's where vitamin C-rich foods, like red bell pepper, come in. They can increase the absorption of non-heme iron by six times, Sass says. Her go-to dish: black bean tacos topped with sautéed red bell peppers.Let's block ads! (Why?) Nutrition - Health.com
Hidden history of prehistoric women's work revealed

Hidden history of prehistoric women's work revealed

Science
Grinding grain for hours a day gave prehistoric women stronger arms than today's elite female rowers, a study suggests.The discovery points to a ''hidden history'' of gruelling manual labour performed by women over millennia, say University of Cambridge researchers.The physical demands on prehistoric women may have been underestimated in the past, the study shows.In fact, women's work was a crucial driver of early farming economies."This is the first study to actually compare prehistoric female bones to those of living women," said lead researcher, Dr Alison Macintosh."By interpreting women's bones in a female-specific context we can start to see how intensive, variable and laborious their behaviours were, hinting at a hidden history of women's work over thousands of years." Elite athletes...