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Global Automotive Sustainability Practices Benchmarking Report 2023: Sustainable Sourcing, Manufacturing, Design, Materials, and End-of-life Extension Stages of the Value Chain

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

DUBLIN, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Benchmarking the Sustainability Practices of 9 Global Automotive OEMs" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • DUBLIN, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Benchmarking the Sustainability Practices of 9 Global Automotive OEMs" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • This study evaluates sustainable practices across the value chain of nine automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), shedding light on their commitment to environmental stewardship.
  • The report illustrates how each OEM strategically incorporates sustainability principles into key value chain stages, namely sourcing, manufacturing, design, materials, and end-of-life processes.
  • Emphasizing sustainable sourcing, the study delves into the areas where automotive OEMs prioritize ethical standards to fortify resilience in their supply chains.

Recognizing when someone is having a seizure – and how you can help during those first critical moments

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

But experiencing a seizure does not always mean a person has epilepsy.

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  • But experiencing a seizure does not always mean a person has epilepsy.
  • Seizures can be provoked by acute head injuries, alcohol withdrawal and high blood sugar, among other things.

What does a seizure look like?

  • For some people, their seizure is a purely internal sensation.
  • In fact, most people with epilepsy have only relatively subtle, nonconvulsive seizures at first, then develop convulsive seizures over time.
  • This is the type of seizure most of us are familiar with, probably because it’s the kind most frequently depicted, though not always accurately, in movies and on television.
  • The most common type of epileptic seizure are those that are focal – that is, they arise from a confined region of the brain.

What causes a seizure to occur?


Seizures are the result of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The bursts of activity disrupt normal functioning and initiate hyperactivity in the affected brain area, which then can affect the corresponding body part. For instance, if the seizure arises from the part of the brain involved in arm movement, that arm will experience involuntary hyperactivity.

If you’re a bystander, how can you help?

  • Many seizure-related injuries occur due to falling or coming in contact with sharp or hard objects.
  • If they begin to fall, help them to the floor as gently as possible and put something soft under their head.
  • During the convulsive phase of a seizure, breathing may be intermittent.
  • So turn the person on their side so they can breathe more easily and lower the risk of aspiration.
  • Following the seizure, and as the person gradually recovers and wakes up, help them sit up in a safe space.

Are new treatments available?

  • People with epilepsy, particularly those who experience frequent seizures, will often have emergency medications in their possession.
  • The most common emergency medications – also called seizure rescue medications – are a type of anticonvulsants called benzodiazepines.
  • Patients and their caretakers may have access to rescue medications and know how to use them.

What if it’s not a seizure?


If a bystander does not witness a seizure, but instead finds someone unresponsive or minimally responsive, call 911. They may be suffering from other medical issues, such as a drug overdose. And if you are interested in training and certification for seizure first aid, or if you simply want to know more, the Epilepsy Foundation has more information.

  • Jacob Pellinen has received research support from the Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, NIH/NINDS, and the American Epilepsy Society.
  • J. Pellinen serves as chair of the professional advisory board for the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming (unpaid), serves as the Epilepsy Section Editor for Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, and has received compensation for serving on the scientific advisory board for SK Life Science.

JCR Pharmaceuticals’ Research Presentations at WORLDSymposium™ 2024 Showcase JR-141 (Pabinafusp Alfa) and Other Investigational Treatments for Lysosomal Storage Disorders

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. (TSE 4552; Chairman and President: Shin Ashida; “JCR”) today announced the presentation of several datasets demonstrating the potential benefits of its investigational therapies for lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs).

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  • JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. (TSE 4552; Chairman and President: Shin Ashida; “JCR”) today announced the presentation of several datasets demonstrating the potential benefits of its investigational therapies for lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs).
  • JCR is dedicated to address the unmet medical needs for this community,” said Shin Ashida, President and CEO of JCR Pharmaceuticals.
  • Finally, the third JR-141 presentation is pre-clinical and highlights the recovery of retinal function in mice with MPS II.
  • “We are pleased to be able to offer IZCARGO® to patients with MPS II in Japan,” said Yoshikatsu Eto, M.D., Ph.D., Institute of Neurological Disorders, Advanced Clinical Research Center, Kanagawa, Japan.

MARIEL HEMINGWAY TO HOST DOCUMENTARY SERIES THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE OM

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

MALIBU, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariel Hemingway, health and wellness expert, mind, body, spirit teacher, advocate, author, speaker and actress, announced today that she will host and executive produce an unscripted documentary series, There's No Place Like OM.

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  • MALIBU, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariel Hemingway, health and wellness expert, mind, body, spirit teacher, advocate, author, speaker and actress, announced today that she will host and executive produce an unscripted documentary series, There's No Place Like OM.
  • "I am honored and grateful to host and executive produce this documentary series, said Hemingway.
  • "The series explores subjects that I am deeply committed to and passionate about including mind-body wellbeing, spirituality and mindfulness.
  • "Kelly and I are humbled to partner with Mariel Hemingway and Pat McGee," says executive producer Jeanna Valenti.

W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation Awarded $5m Grant by Mellon Foundation

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Du Bois Museum Foundation (WEBDBMF) received a $5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation (Mellon) of New York to support the restoration of the final home and resting place of Dr. W. E. B.

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  • Du Bois Museum Foundation (WEBDBMF) received a $5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation (Mellon) of New York to support the restoration of the final home and resting place of Dr. W. E. B.
  • The grant provides leadership funds for four years in Phase 1 of the Du Bois Museum's plans to restore the historic site and develop an expanded museum and academic research center to celebrate his life and legacy.
  • Du Bois Museum Foundation (WEBDBMF) received a $5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation of New York.
  • Du Bois Museum Foundation is gratified to have the faith, confidence, and partnership of Mellon Foundation," said Mr. Japhet Aryiku, Executive Director of the WEBDBMF.

Santé's Expert Commentary on the Danger of Tianeptine or "Gas Station Heroin"

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Monday, February 12, 2024

ARGYLE, Texas, Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new and urgent warning about using any products, such as Neptune's Fix, that contain tianeptine. They sent a letter on January 11, 2024 to convenience stores, gas stations, vape/smoke shops and other companies advising the retailers to stop selling any tianeptine-containing products. In November, they issued an initial warning and have continued to receive reports on the adverse effects of tianeptine, including seizures, loss of consciousness and death.

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  • In November, they issued an initial warning and have continued to receive reports on the adverse effects of tianeptine, including seizures, loss of consciousness and death.
  • There have been reported instances of individuals using tianeptine as an opioid substitute or to self-treat anxiety and depression.
  • In fact, tianeptine products are being touted "with claims to improve brain function and treat anxiety, depression, pain, opioid use disorder and other conditions.

  • "There have been reported instances of individuals using tianeptine as an opioid substitute or to self-treat anxiety and depression.

The diversity within Black Canada should be recognized and amplified

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Sunday, February 11, 2024

Piecing together some of the public details about his background and activities paints a picture that helps us appreciate the textured landscape of Black Canada today.

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  • Piecing together some of the public details about his background and activities paints a picture that helps us appreciate the textured landscape of Black Canada today.
  • Abel was born in Toronto to Ethiopian immigrant parents and raised in Scarborough — a neighbourhood with diverse Black communities.
  • When we zoom in to individual stories like Abel’s, we can appreciate the multifaceted nature of Black Canada and the connections between contemporary and historical processes and events.

Black Canadian histories

  • Black Studies scholars Peter James Hudson and Aaron Kamugisha remind us that “despite Black Canada’s apparent marginality,” it exists and matters as it relates to our histories, cultures, ideas and politics as a country.
  • The new edited volume Unsettling the Great White North: Black Canadian History by history professors Michele A. Johnson and Funké Aladejebi underscores this point and demonstrates that we can trace Black people to every corner in Canada, across both space and time.
  • There are many historic Black communities in Canada established by people brought by, fleeing and descended from the transatlantic slave trade, including Africville, a Black settlement in Nova Scotia.

New waves of immigration

  • Demographics have shifted considerably, owing in large part to new waves and patterns in immigration trends.
  • This is also shifting broader national demographics, as Africa is now the second largest source continent representing recent immigrants in Canada.


These migration patterns are more than footnotes in Black Canadian history. This diversity intersects with vastly different migration pathways and immigration statuses, class differences, unique cultural and linguistic influences, a multitude of religious traditions, as well as a variety of local and transnational social and political practices.

Diversity of Black experiences

  • For example, experiences and insights coming from the Somali diaspora community in Etobicoke are likely different than long-established Black communities in Halifax.
  • If we care to make Black communities more visible and amplify their voices and demands for change and belonging, it is critical we also tune into these diversity of experiences and perspectives.
  • From an academic perspective, Black Studies in Canada also needs to make note of and engage with this diversity of experience.


Alpha Abebe has received funding from the the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for previous research that has informed this article.

Soundtrack for Bob Marley: One Love Arrives as Worldwide Digital Release – Available Now

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Friday, February 9, 2024

The worldwide digital release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the highly anticipated feature Bob Marley: One Love is available now via UMe/Island Records/Tuff Gong.

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  • The worldwide digital release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the highly anticipated feature Bob Marley: One Love is available now via UMe/Island Records/Tuff Gong.
  • Experience Bob Marley and the Wailers — One Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack HERE
    The music on the Bob Marley: One Love soundtrack is drawn from several of the Island albums that launched Marley to stardom: Catch a Fire (1973), Burnin’ (1973), Rastaman Vibration (1976), Exodus (1977), Kaya (1978), and Uprising (1980).
  • “Bob’s music is filled with consciousness and messages of unity and love,” Ziggy Marley reflects.
  • Bob Marley And The Wailers – One Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Books: folklore and fantasy combine in Langabi, a supernatural historical epic from Zimbabwe

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

He’s the author of novels like Running with Mother (2012), Dancing with Life: Tales from the Township (2012) and They are Coming (2014).

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  • He’s the author of novels like Running with Mother (2012), Dancing with Life: Tales from the Township (2012) and They are Coming (2014).
  • As a scholar of African literature, including speculative fiction, I have researched Mlalazi’s previous books, especially his depiction of the Gukurahundi Genocide in Zimbabwe.
  • I’m asking because it’s the first novel to be published by Mother, a new imprint of Jacana Media that’s dedicated to fantasy, science-fiction, Afrofuturism and horror.
  • When I first started writing the story, I told myself I wanted to write something that sounded like folklore.
  • I would like to place the story at the intersection of folklore, fantasy and mythology.
  • I also read a few fantasy books just to get a feeling of how other writers handle this kind of writing.
  • I might start working on the next book in the Langabi series at the end of this year; time will tell.


Gibson Ncube does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Global Automotive OEMs' Sustainability Practices Analysis Report 2023: Key OEMs are Employing Disruptive Technologies and Sustainable Practices to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

DUBLIN, Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Automotive OEMs' Sustainability Practices" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • DUBLIN, Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Automotive OEMs' Sustainability Practices" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • This report delves into the sustainable practices of 9 global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), providing a comprehensive analysis of the measures being taken across the entire value chain to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025.
  • The study examines the way sustainable practices are being integrated into all aspects of the product life cycle, including sourcing, manufacturing, design, materials, and end-of-life.
  • It reveals the degree to which OEMs prioritize sustainable sourcing in their supply chains, emphasizing resilience and ethical standards.