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Goalkeepers are the subject of today’s transfer news round-up. It turns out that Liverpool will not be sticking with Loris Karius, who, as the BBC puts it, was “found” to be suffering from concussion when he gifted Real Madrid two goals in the Champions’ League final. Cynics suggested the discovery of Karius’s concussion might be part of a plan to keep his stock high when it comes to flogging the hapless German. That view was boosted by his performance against Preston when the 25-year-old German “spilled a free-kick” that allowed the hosts to score in Liverpool’s 3-2 win. There was tabloid talk of Liverpool sticking with Karius, backing the man and who cannot be blamed for his medical plight. But then they tabled a £62m offer for Roma’s Brazil goalkeeper Alisson. Last time Liverpool went shopping in Rome they brought back Mo Salah. Can they strike gold with Alisson?
And will they get him. News from Italy is that Chelsea want Alisson, a pursuit linked to Real Madrid’s intention to sign Thibaut Courtois, 26, for £31m. Should Chelsea fail to get Alison, the Blues will move to re-sign 36-year-old Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech from Arsenal or Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel, 31.
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FoodChain ID, one of the world’s leading food safety, testing and verification organizations, expands its portfolio with the addition of organic certifications for U.S. companies in response to the industry’s growing need for integrated solutions.
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Foodchain ID, one of the world’s leading food safety, testing and verification organizations, expands its portfolio with the addition of organic certifications for U.S. companies in response to the industry’s growing need for integrated solutions.
Widely recognized for its Non-GMO verification services, many of FoodChain ID’s clients have requested stacked organic inspections to consolidate their certifications with fewer points of contact, saving both time and money. With almost half of FoodChain ID’s non-GMO clients simultaneously certifying organic, the need is substantial.
In fact, according to the Organic Trade Association's (OTA's) 2018 Organic Industry Survey, sales of organic food and non-food products rose to $49.4 billion in U.S. sales in 2017 with a growth rate of 6.4 percent.
“We’re excited to add more integrated solutions to our portfolio of services,” says David Carter general manager, FoodChain ID. “Growing consumer and regulatory pressure to clearly identify what is, and isn’t, in the foods we eat has many of our clients rapidly seeking providers that can streamline certification and verification services in a way that reduces overhead and speeds their time to market.”
FoodChain ID, formerly known as Global ID Group, has 20+ years offering specialized services for the food, beverage, ingredient and food component (i.e. grain) industries, spanning the entire food supply chain.
The first technical administrator for the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program, it recently acquired Bioagricert, a global company that was among the first to market in the certification of organic foods. With more than 33 years of expertise in the organic sector, Bioagricert is one of the top, global, NOP-certifying bodies, having certified over 900 operations.
“As an organic certification pioneer, Bioagricert’s expertise in organic certification, combined with FoodChain ID’s Non-GMO verification expertise and SupplyTrak mapping and label verification system, further strengthens FoodChain ID’s leadership position in providing independent, third-party labeling claims,” says Carter.
FoodChain ID’s services offer clients, up and down the food supply chain, higher levels of transparency, safety and sustainability.
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FoodChain ID, previously known as Global ID Group, was, until recently, comprised of three divisions, Genetic ID, Cert ID, and FoodChain ID Non-GMO Project Verification. In an effort to increase the depth and breadth of its offerings and streamline its communications, the business recently rebranded as FoodChain ID. FoodChain ID provides integrated food safety and food quality solutions that address the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving food industry. Serving more than 30,000 clients in over 100 countries with a market-leading portfolio of testing, inspection, certification and consulting services, FoodChain ID helps companies navigate an increasingly regulated global food economy demanding higher levels of transparency, accountability, safety and sustainability.
Founded in 1984, Bioagricert provides organic certification services according to Italian national and international standards, as well as product quality certification services and other certifications such as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), Protected Geographic Indication (PGI), GlobalG.A.P., natural cosmetics and textiles, green energy, fair trade and more. Bioagricert certifies about 11,500 operators in Italy and 1,500 internationally, including in Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean Basin and Eastern Europe. The company also aids in the development of new certification standards in Italy and internationally. Reported by PRWeb 18 hours ago.
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Rome, Italy, Jul 18, 2018 / 11:09 am (CNA).- A formal call for testimony has been issued, the first step of an investigation into the possible sainthood of Chiara Corbella Petrillo, a young Italian mother who died in 2012.
The call was issued by Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, Vicar General of Rome, earlier this month.
The formal edict, signed July 2, calls Corbella a “Servant of God,” a title used for those under formal consideration for beatification and canonization. It recognizes her “increasing reputation for holiness” and invites “all the faithful, together and individually” to submit any information which could argue “for or against” her cause.
The call for testimony comes just over a year after her cause for canonization was announced on June 17 last year, the fifth anniversary of her death on June 13, 2012.
Cardinal De Donatis, who handles the day-to-day governance of the diocese of Rome on behalf of the pope, asked anyone with information which could help church authorities consider her case to send it to the diocesan tribunal of Rome. When diocesan authorities believe they have sufficient testimony, the file will be sent to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Cause of Saints.
The edict contains a special request for anything written by the prospective saint to be sent to the diocese of Rome for inclusion in the case.
Chiara Corbella met her husband Enrico Petrillo at Medjugorje in 2002, when she was 18. They married in Italy on September 21, 2008. During the early years of their marriage, the young couple faced many hardships, including the death of two children, who both died only 30 minutes after birth.
Corbella became pregnant a third time with their son, Francesco in 2010. However, the news of her pregnancy also came with a fatal diagnosis of cancer for Chiara. Her cancer was an unusual lesion of the tongue, which was later discovered to be a carcinoma.
Corbella rejected any treatment that could have saved her life during pregnancy because it would have risked the life of her unborn son. Her treatment only began after her son was born, in May 2011, after the cancer had progressed. It eventually became difficult for Chiara to speak and see clearly, eventually making her final days particularly excruciating.
A year after Francesco was born, Corbella died.
A biography of her, entitled “Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy,” has been published by Sophia Institute Press.
“In the story of the Petrillo couple, many people recognize a providential consolation from heaven,” said Simone Troisi and Christiana Paccini, close friends of the Petrillos who wrote the biography.
“Her suffering became a holy place because it was the place where she encountered God,” Troisi and Paccini recalled.
Although many couples face hardships, Troisi and Paccini remembered something different about the Petrillos - they leaned on God’s grace which made their family particularly serene. They made peace with the reality that Corbella would never grow old with Enrico or watch Francesco grow up.
During her last days, her husband Enrico embraced God’s grace just as she did, saying, “If she is going to be with Someone who loves her more than I, why should I be upset?”
Corbella died on June 13, 2012 at home in her wedding gown, surrounded by her family and friends. Corbella continued to be a witness to joy, even after her death.
Troisi and Paccini believe that Corbella’s legacy is still living on through her witness to the truth that “love exists.” Neither she nor Enrico were afraid of love, marriage, or of committing themselves to their family. However, they were quick to note that Chiara was not “an extraordinary young woman, in a way that makes her different from us.” Rather, she struggled with many human fears and anxieties, especially with thoughts of pain, vomiting, and even of purgatory.
“She had the same questions that we have, the same objections and struggles, the same fears,” Troisi and Paccini noted, saying what made her different was her “capacity to cast everything on the Father, to welcome the grace needed for whatever step she had to make.”
Corbella has been called “a saint for our times.” Her case remains open in the diocese of Rome.
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Rome, Italy, Jul 18, 2018 / 02:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A study on the Shroud of Turin based on bloodstain pattern analysis used to investigate crime scenes has sparked fresh debate on what is believed to be Christ's burial cloth, saying the marks left by the blood flow are not authentic.
The study, “A BPA Approach to the Shroud of Turin,” was published July 10 in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
In comments to CNA, the leading author, Dr. Matteo Borrini, said that after doing extensive experiments, the results show that bloodstains flowing from Christ's wrists and a spot where he was stabbed in the side with a spear “are not the blood stains of a man who was crucified.”
The stains “are not realistic” in terms of the direction blood would flow from those type of wounds, he said, adding that he believes that “the stains were done artificially.”
Professor Paolo Di Lazzaro, the director of research at the International Center of Sindonology in Turin, said Borrini's methods, while sound, would require more time and “specific attention” to details in order to be “scientifically valid and authoritative.”
Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia of Turin noted that the study “does not affect the spiritual and religious meaning of the shroud as an icon of the Passion and death of the Lord,” adding that “no one can deny the evidence that contemplating the shroud is like reading the pages of the Gospel tells us about the Passion and death of the Son of God.”
Borrini, a forensic anthropologist teaching at the Faculty Science of the the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology at the John Moores University in Liverpool, is Catholic and is an expert in bloodstain pattern analysis.
Borrini collaborated in his research with Luigi Garlaschelli, a chemist and professor at the University of Pavia, who is also a member of the sceptic educational organization the Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Pseudosciences.
Based on BPA (bloodstain pattern analysis) tactics used to analyze the shape and flow of bloodstains on objects, clothing or bodies involved in a crime scene, the study is the first to apply BPA techniques to the Shroud of Turin.
Among the most well-known artifacts believed to be connected with Christ’s Passion, the Shroud of Turin has been venerated for centuries by Christians as the burial shroud of Christ, and has long been subject to intense scientific study to ascertain its authenticity, and the origins of the image.
Appearing on the 14-foot long, three-and-a-half foot wide cloth a faintly stained postmortem image of a man – front and back – who has been brutally tortured. The image becomes clear in a haunting photo negative.
It has been venerated by thousands of pilgrims and numerous popes.
Borrini and Garlaschelli first presented their study at the 2014 meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
The study was then read by a panel of anonymous experts in the field, who commented on the research and offered suggestions. The two were then required to respond to the comments made as part of their formal article on the study, which was reviewed by the same anonymous panel before its publication last week.
As part of their research, Borrini and Garlaschelli conducted numerous experiments on both live human volunteers and mannequins using BPA methods, which use geometrical techniques to reconstruct the angle of the splatter from each drop of blood when it meets a surface.
This method “is only physical, and morphological,” Borrini said, explaining that it focuses on “the study of the pattern, the shape, of the bloodstain and the distribution of the bloodstains; the physical, geometric distribution.”
“We tried to recreate the flow of the blood and the dripping of the blood from a wound. In this case, the wound from the wrist created by the nails, or the blood from the wound on the side, the wound that was directly done by the spear that was used on the torso of Jesus Christ according to the Gospels. So we reproduced the blood flowing from these two different wounds,” he said.
To track the blood flow, they used a device created to represent arteries and veins which had been damaged by a nail during a crucifixion, and analyzed what direction the liquid, which represented blood, would go and what pattern it would make.
While some might argue that the speed of blood flow or a person's health might impact the pattern of the stain, Borrini said that in this case, only the direction matters.
“If the blood were dripping slower or faster, this would not affect the direction,” he said. “The direction of the blood flow is affected by the position of the body and of course by gravity, because of course, any liquids or solids move according to gravity, so they have to follow the law of gravity.”
This “is why we realized there was an inconsistency in some of the stains, because some of the stains apparently did not follow gravity.” For example, Borrini said some of the results showed that the man whose image is imprinted on the shroud would have had to be standing vertical, rather than horizontal, for the blood flow patterns to make sense.
“For me the shroud is not authentic,” he said, but stressed that he is a Catholic who has taught at several pontifical universities, “and I maintain that we do not need the shroud in order to be Christians, to be Catholic.”
“I did this study, I reached this conclusion, and I feel absolutely in line with the thought of the Catholic Church, and I continue to be strong in my Catholic faith.”
“If someone thinks that I did this work because I am an atheist, it is absolutely untrue,” he said, explaining that the study was balanced, because while he is Catholic, Garlaschelli, his research partner, is an atheist.
However, despite Borrini's insistence on the validity of his scientific research, the results of his study were met with criticism.
Di Lazzaro noted that studies with live human volunteers usually take place on people who are healthy and clean, he said, noting that blood might flow differently on someone who is dirty and who has been sweating, or who has been dehydrated.
“It is not possible to think of reproducing realistic conditions of the way blood drips on the body of a crucifix without considering all of these factors, which influence in a strong way how blood drips,” he said.
Archbishop Nosiglia said numerous studies have been done which either prove or disprove the authenticity of the shroud. However, regardless of the outcome, the archbishop said the guiding principle of any research ought to be “neutrality.”
“If one begins with a preconception and directs the research toward proving it, then it will easily be confirmed”, he said, adding that operating on the basis of a preconception “nullifies the neutrality proper to science with respect to personal convictions.”
“The shroud, which is an object of faith, helps faith itself because it opens the hearts of those who approach and contemplate it to be aware of what was the Passion of Jesus on the cross and therefore of the greatest love that he showed us by suffering terrible physical and moral violence for the salvation of the whole world.”
This, he said, is the reason that millions of people, both now and in the past, have to the shroud from all over the world to venerate it and to pray, in order to “draw hope for their everyday life.
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Gianfranco Zola has been named as assistant coach to new manager Maurizio Sarri, marking a return to the club where he spent seven years as a player, the Premier League outfit announced.
Zola, 52, played for the Londoners from 1996 until 2003, scoring 80 goals, including the winner in the 1998 European Cup Winners Cup final. He also won the Super Cup, two FA Cups and the League Cup. "For me it is an amazing thing. I am very willing to work hard because it is going to be a difficult challenge but I am pleased to be here, and to work hard with Maurizio to be successful," Zola said yesterday.
"It would be great to be successful with Maurizio and for the club and I will give my best, as I did in the past as a player, so I will give my best in my new position. "I am very much looking forward to the challenge in general. I would love us to start well and we are all very excited to start this new adventure." Zola also played club football for Napoli and Parma and won 35 caps for Italy. As a coach, he has managed West Ham, Watford and Birmingham City who he left in April 2017 with the team just above the relegation zone.
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DGAP-News: home24 SE / Key word(s): Change in Forecast
19.07.2018 / 08:14
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*home24 SE adjusts sales estimate for the second quarter of 2018 and confirms guidance*
*- Exceptionally warm weather in the second quarter of 2018 caused demand in the market for large furniture to decline significantly*
*- Estimated sales growth in the second quarter of 2018 now at approx. 6-8 percent compared to the previous year - well above market*
*- Targeted growth of around 30 percent for full year 2018 still feasible despite the challenges*
*- Medium-term growth and earnings guidance as communicated in the IPO process confirmed*
*Berlin, 19 July 2018* - home24 SE ("home24") announced today that the sales estimate for the second quarter 2018 will be adjusted based on information now available and that the company expects a sales increase of approx. 6-8 percent adjusted for foreign currency effects compared to the previous year. The final quarterly financial results will be published on September 12, 2018.
A key reason for the adjustment was the unusually warm weather from April to June 2018, which led to a noticeably lower demand in continental Europe and especially in Germany during this period in the market for large furniture, the core business of home24. The company assumes that this demand will shift seasonally and will therefore be made up over the rest of the year. Among other sources, this is indicated by market data from the summer of 2003, which was also exceptionally warm. The estimated increase in sales of approx. 6-8 percent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the previous year is still well above the market development.
In addition to the challenges posed by the warm weather, the processing of open orders in the second quarter of 2018 was below the level of the previous year. This was caused by the temporarily necessary parallel operation of two ERP systems - while older orders were still processed in the old system, more recent orders were already being processed via the new system. The transition process is now largely complete, so that the logistics processes can again be handled with the usual high efficiency.
Despite the existing challenges, home24 believes that the growth target of around 30% for the full year 2018 can still be achieved on a currency-adjusted basis. At the same time, the company confirms its medium-term growth and earnings guidance as communicated in the IPO process. The company announced at the time that it would break even on an adjusted EBITDA basis by the end of 2019.
Marc Appelhoff, co-CEO of home24, said: "We were able to significantly increase our sales despite the warm weather and the resulting lower demand. This is clear evidence of the strength and stability of our business model. We are convinced that we can continue to grow in the coming months and quarters and thus achieve the targets we have set ourselves."*About home24*
home24 is the leading home & living pure-play e-commerce platform in continental Europe and Brazil. With over 100,000 SKUs sourced from over 500 suppliers, home24 offers its customers a unique selection of large and small furniture items, outdoor furniture, mattresses and lighting products. home24 is headquartered in Berlin and has more than 1,000 employees worldwide. The company is active in seven European markets: Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy. home24 is also active in Brazil under the trademark "Mobly". In Europe, the company delivers its products - regardless of size and weight - free of charge to its customers' homes and also offers free returns. The product offering of home24 comprises numerous brands, including a large number of private labels. home24 is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A14KEB5). Further information can be found on the company's website: www.home24.com.*Media contact:*
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Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri called Eden Hazard one of the top two or three players in Europe on Wednesday, and said he wants to meet the Belgium forward face-to-face to discuss his future.
Chelsea, the 2017 Premier League champions, later announced that Gianfranco Zola has returned to the club as an assistant to Sarri. Former Italy international Zola made more than 300 appearances and scored 80 goals for the Blues between 1996 and 2003.
Sarri and Zola face the immediate task of keeping Hazard at Stamford Bridge. Hazard said at the World Cup in Russia that "it might be time to discover something different" after spending the last six years with Chelsea, which failed to qualify for this season's Champions League. He has been linked with a move to European champion Real Madrid, which recently sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
Hazard is taking time off after the World Cup along with Belgium teammate Thibaut Courtois, whose future is also the matter of some debate. Sarri said he doesn't just want to phone the players who have yet to return to preseason training because a "telephone call without looking in their eyes will not give any certainty. I want to meet them face-to-face and understand what's the best thing to do for everyone."
"(Hazard is) one of the top two or three European players," Sarri said in his first news conference as Chelsea coach since joining from Napoli, adding that he hopes "to improve Hazard but that will be difficult."
Sarri also said he will play in a "slightly different way" to predecessor Antonio Conte, who won the Premier League in his first season and FA Cup in his second after changing to a three-man defense.
Chelsea has already signed holding midfielder Jorginho from Napoli this offseason. Sarri wants more quality in the midfield area to fit his preferred approach, while adding that he could also adapt to the players he currently has in the squad.
Zola's return is likely to go down well with fans, with Chelsea's website saying "Welcome home Gianfranco." The 52-year-old Italian spent seven years at the club as a player, helping them win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, Super Cup, two FA Cups and the League Cup.
"I would love us to start well and we are all very excited to start this new adventure," said Zola, who has had management experience in England with West Ham, Watford and Birmingham.
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