The confused future of health care

With a new administration in Washington, it’s widely accepted that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, isn’t likely to survive in its current form. But nobody seems to know whether it will be replaced or repealed, or what shape health care coverage will take in the future. The experts who met for a Kennedy Schoolpanel on the subject Monday evening didn’t presume to answer those questions, but they did pinpoint the crucial issues for the transition. While they disagreed on possible replacements, they agreed that any solution…

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AAP govt and Delhi education: A look at the hits, misses and future plans

Education is one sector in which the AAP government is trying to make a mark. So much so that education was the main theme at this year’s Delhi tableau at the Republic Day parade. The government highlighted its model schools and the mega parent-teacher meetings (PTMs). Hindustan Times takes stock of the AAP government’s hits and misses during its two year stint in the field of education and analyses its election promises. New schools Unable to find land to build 500 “new” schools it promised two years ago, the Delhi…

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Future food? Crickets make leap in demand as a protein

At Tomorrow’s Harvest farm, you won’t find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of chirping crickets. It’s one of a growing number of operations raising crickets for human consumption that these farmers say is more ecologically sound than meat but acknowledge is sure to bug some people out. Once consumers get beyond the ick factor, they say, there are a lot of benefits to consuming bugs. “We don’t…

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Are these startups the future of food tech?

Fish farms and reuseable chill bags Aside from weather, another big topic at the event was the shift away from raising animals for meat, which is responsible for a disproportionate share of the land, water and energy used in food production. “Americans eat four times as much beef as all seafood combined, but aquaculture is emerging as a possible solution,” says Peter Tyedmers of Dalhousie University in Canada. He has been evaluating new, floating semi-closed fish farming tanks that can recycle fish waste as fertiliser and avoid contaminating nearby water…

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Nova Lifestyle (NVFY), Future World Lifestyle Enter Business Partnership

Nova LifeStyle, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVFY) announced the Company has continued to expand its e-commerce presence by partnering with Future World LifeStyle, which will feature Diamond Sofa Smart Furniture on its www.weilai178.com website. Future World Lifestyle offers its 3 million plus members a reward redemption program that can be used for products listed on the site. Tawny Lam, President and Interim CEO of Nova LifeStyle stated, “Our partnership with Future World Lifestyle demonstrates continued success in expanding our presence in the e-commerce marketplace. By partnering with a platform such as this,…

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Global Chain Restaurants Are the Future of Food

Every Western city’s food scene seems slowly to be turning into a carbon copy of every other: The same global fast-food chains selling hamburgers and fried chicken with only modest concessions to local tastes. Chains would seem to be the wave of the future. Certainly in the U.S.: A recent report by NPD Group tells us that in the last year, the number of independent restaurants declined by 3 percent, while the number of chains increased by 1 percent. Also globally: Fast-food chains are projected to grow worldwide at a breakneck…

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5 things we learned at Bitten L.A. about the future of food

Today was the first time that Bitten, a food conference based in New York, was held in L.A., and there was plenty of knowledge being dropped on the food-focused crowd. Panelists included Sean Raspet, flavorist at Soylent; Maude Standish, a trend forecaster; Scott Winegard, executive chef at Matthew Kenney Cuisine; L.A.’s very own Jonathan Gold and more. At the Galley Theater at Barnsdall Art Park, everything from supper clubs to cannabis cooking was discussed, but a common theme throughout the talks was the future of food. Here are five predictions…

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Sony’s weird Future Lab Program N prototype gadget gets an Android companion app

Never let it be said that Android Police discourages innovation. Even so, the “N” device from Sony’s Future Lab Program is a little hard to wrap your head around. At first glance it looks like one of those neckband-style Bluetooth headphones, and indeed, it does fulfill that function (with a pair of “open ear headphones” that are similar to, but not the same as, bone conduction buds). But it also has a pair of open-air speakers on the neckband, like a tiny little boombox. It isn’t limited to music, either:…

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Future Lifestyle Fashions has raced past Shoppers Stop in retail sales Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/54284351.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

MUMBAI: Four years ago, Kishore Biyani was shunted out by both K Raheja Corp and Landmark Group when he approached them to merge his department store chain Central with Shoppers StopBSE -0.13 % and Lifestyle. The most embarrassing part, however, was when bankers refused to reveal the valuation that both retailers had quoted for Central. All they told Biyani was it was too low and insulting. The same year, he managed to find a suitor in Aditya Birla Group, but for his flagship chain Pantaloon. Biyani is now back with…

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