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El-Ad Group, is a real estate development conglomerate based in Israel. Among its subsidiaries is New York City-based Elad Properties, which owns several landmark properties in that city and in May 2007 purchased the New Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for a record $1.2 billion. The ElAd Group is owned by Yitzhak Tshuva, a self-made businessman with net worth around $2 billion. Wikipedia.

Acar J.F.,AD Group | Moulin G.,French Agency for Food
OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique

Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in commensal, zoonotic and pathogenic bacteria from humans, animals and food is an essential source of information when formulating measures to improve food safety. International organisations (the World Health Organization, the World Organisation for Animal Health, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the Codex Alimentarius Commission) have developed a complete set of standards related to resistance surveillance programmes and are calling for the establishment of integrated surveillance programmes. The most important task in establishing an integrated surveillance programme for antimicrobial resistance should be the harmonisation of laboratory testing methodology and antimicrobial-use reporting. Overthe last decade.the integration of surveillance of antimicrobial resistance has been an important step toward addressing the global concern with antimicrobial resistance. However, very few systems are in place and there is still a lot to do before harmonised surveillance systems become the norm. Source

Poulsen M.E.,Technical University of Denmark | Wenneker M.,Wageningen University | Withagen J.,AD Group | Christensen H.B.,Technical University of Denmark
Crop Protection

In this study, field trials on fine and coarse spray quality application of pesticides on apples were performed. The main objectives were to study the variation of pesticide residue levels in individual fruits versus composite samples, and the effect of standard fine spray quality application versus coarse spray quality application on residue levels. The applications included boscalid, bupirimate, captan, fenoxycarb, indoxacarb, pirimicarb, pyraclostrobin and thiophanate-methyl. Apples were collected from four zones in the tree and pesticide residues were detected in the individual apples. None of the results for the pesticides residues measured in individual apples exceeded the EU Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs). However, there was a large variation in the residues levels in the apples, with levels from 0.01 to 1.4 mg kg -1 for captan, the pesticide with the highest variation, and from 0.01 to 0.2 mg kg -1 for pyraclostrobin, the pesticide with the lowest variation. Residues of fenoxycarb and indoxacarb were only found in a few apples, probably due to the early application time of these two compounds. The evaluation of the effect of spray quality did not show any major difference between fine and coarse spray quality, except for carbendazim, the degradation product of thiophanate-methyl, where fine spray quality resulted in higher carbendazim residue levels than coarse spray quality. To examine the relationship between individual results and average results from ten apples, 20 composite samples were statistically constructed from sets of ten of the individual results. The variability factors for the individual samples (n = 80) at the 97.5 percentile were calculated for both standard and air induction nozzle application and were in the range of 0.9-9.4. The variability factor of seven used when EU member states calculate possible exceeding of Acute Reference Dose (ARfD) was adequate to encompass almost all the average results from the analyses of ten individual apples. However, for captan up to 9% of the results were not covered depending on which of the mathematically constructed composite concentrations was chosen. The variability factor of three, recommend by Codex, seems to be too low, because up to 30% of the apple samples for captan were not covered if the worst case scenario was chosen. The factor of three seems was also too low for thiophanate-methyl. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Goldsmith B.J.,AD Group
Environmental Forum

Building an oil and hazardous waste best practices handbook to facilitate a reasonable, balanced, and predictable natural resource liability practice area means measured and responsible action by government, businesses, and other stakeholders around the country. Due to the enormous cost and complexity of some NRD cases, best practices are needed to guide decision making to encourage and promote an NRDA and subsequent restoration that is efficient relative to the use of time, money, and other resources; more predictable as to expectations and standards; and more effective in resolving claims and implementing natural resource restoration. While early NRD claims were settled primarily in monetary terms, particularly over the last decade, claims have also involved land transfers, purchase of open space, and performance of on-site and off-site natural resource restoration projects. Importantly, in 2008, DOI revised its NRDA regulations to emphasize restoration projects over monetized damage awards. Source

Alfen N.V.,Radboud University Nijmegen | Gilhuis H.J.,AD Group | Keijzers J.P.,Radboud University Nijmegen | Pillen S.,Radboud University Nijmegen | Van Dijk J.P.,Radboud University Nijmegen
Muscle and Nerve

Introduction: In this study we describe a protocol for quantitative ultrasound of facial muscles (procerus, zygomaticus major, levator labii superior, depressor anguli oris, mentalis, orbicularis oris pars labialis, orbicularis oris pars marginalis). Methods: Muscle thickness (MT) and echo intensity (EI) were measured in 12 healthy subjects and a myotonic dystrophy type 1 patient. Results: MTs ranged from 0.15 to 0.30 mm, except for the procerus muscle (0.06 mm). EIs ranged from 1 to 34, except for the procerus muscle. MT reproducibility was fair for the orbicularis oris pars labialis, excellent for the procerus and levator labii, and good for the other muscles. The myotonic dystrophy type 1 patient showed high EIs, outside the range in healthy subjects in 6 of the 7 muscles. MT was lower than the range seen in healthy subjects in 4 muscles. Conclusion: Quantitative muscle ultrasound of the facial muscles is feasible and shows moderate to excellent reproducibility. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Source

Gilhuis H.J.,AD Group | Schieving J.,Radboud University Nijmegen | Zwarts M.J.,Radboud University Nijmegen
Epileptic Disorders

Malignant migrating partial seizures in infancy is an epilepsy syndrome characterised by an onset before the age of six months, multifocal seizures and an EEG pattern consisting of seizures which occur independently and sequentially from both hemispheres. The clinical course of a four-month-old boy with this syndrome, illustrated by video material of the seizures and EEG recordings, is described. The possible neurophysiological mechanism of epileptogenic activity alternating or 'migrating' from one hemisphere to the other is discussed. © 2011 John Libbey Eurotext and Springer. Source

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