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Alpari has applied for Insolvency – News

London based Alpari (U.K.) Ltd. has shown that it lacks sufficient financial resources and has applied for insolvency as noted by WSJ. Several companies are looking for its acquisition. According to Pepperstone Financial Services, which is an online currency trader, Alpari is a suitable acquisition target. Other firms such as IG Group Holdings PLC is also showing interest in the company. Continue reading

Apple’s new iPhones have gone above expectations

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus big screen (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus big screen (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Latest iPhones by Apple Inc. got long lines of people, who are eager to buy this new device. According to the company, new iPhones have surpassed the sale of 10 million units in the first three days of the start of sale. Interestingly, consumers are going for iPhone 6, 7 times more than the iPhone 6 Plus. This is the second time that the company has sold two new iPhones at the same time. Last year, Apple sold nine million units of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in the same time of start of sale. Continue reading

Less than 1% of UK public research funding spent on antibiotic research in past 5 years

Antibiotic research (Credit: Anonymous)Main Point:

Less than 1% of research funding awarded by public and charitable bodies to UK researchers in 2008–13 was awarded for research on antibiotics.

Published in:

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Study Further:

The study, which is the first detailed assessment of public and charitable funding to UK researchers focusing on bacteriology and antibiotic research, suggests that present levels of funding for antibiotic research in the UK are inadequate, and will need to be urgently increased if the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance is to be tackled effectively by UK researchers. Continue reading

“Land grabbing” could help feed at least 300 million people, study suggests

Land grab (Source: tni.org)Main Point:

Crops grown on “land-grabbed” areas in developing countries could have the potential to feed an extra 100 million people worldwide, a new study has shown.

Published in:

Environmental Research Letters

Study Further:

The improved infrastructure brought about by foreign investment could increase the productivity of subsistence farmlands in countries such as Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and could mean these lands can feed at least 300 million people around the world. This is compared to about 190 million people that could be fed if the land was left tended to by the local population.

The findings have been published today, 27 June, in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research Letters. Continue reading

Re-routing flights could reduce climate impact, research suggests

Aircraft contrails in the sky above Reading, UK (Credit: University of Reading)

Aircraft contrails in the sky above Reading, UK (Credit: University of Reading)

Main Point:

Aircraft can become more environmentally friendly by choosing flight paths that reduce the formation of their distinctive condensation trails, new research suggests.

Published in:

Environmental Research Letters

Study Further:

In a study published today, 19 June 2014, in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research Letters, researchers from the University of Reading have shown that aircraft contribute less to global warming by avoiding the places where the thinly shaped clouds, called contrails, are produced – even if that means flying further and emitting more carbon dioxide.

Contrails only form in regions of the sky where the air is very cold and moist, which is often in the ascending air around high pressure systems. They can sometimes stay in the air for many hours, eventually spreading out to resemble natural, wispy clouds. Continue reading