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    Automated Hospital Beds Market 2021 | Know the Latest COVID19 Impact Analysis And Strategies of Key Players: Stryker, PARAMOUNT BED (Japan), Hill-Rom… - January 27, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    The report titled Automated Hospital Beds Market: Size, Trends and Forecasts (2021-2027), delivers an in depth analysis of the Automated Hospital Beds market by value, by production capacity, by companies, by applications, by segments, by region, etc.

    The report assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the Automated Hospital Beds industry. Growth of the overall Automated Hospital Beds market has also been forecasted for the period 2021-2027, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends. The market research includes likes and dislikes of a specific market segment in a certain geographical area, their expectations, and readiness etc. Similarly, this market report is useful to learn more about the target market and understand the various factors involved in the buying decisions.

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    Global Automated Hospital Beds Market is expected to rise gradually to an estimated value of USD 3.12 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 6.10% in the forecast period of 2019-2026 with the annual sales of 1.94 billion in the year 2018. This rise in market value can be attributed to the technological advancement in medical devices.

    Automated Hospital Beds Market: Players Segment Analysis (Company and Product introduction, Automated Hospital Beds Sales Volume, Revenue, Price, and Gross Margin):

    Medical equipment such as hospital beds are in high demand irrespective of country or region. Automated hospital beds are used for patients with reduced mobility to ensure the comfort and secure them from external damage.According to World Health Organization, there were an estimated 56.9 million people died in 2016, almost more than half of these deaths could have been avoided with the availability of proper medical equipment and devices for healthcare procedures. This significant number is expected to act as a driver to the market growth.

    Global Automated Hospital Beds market analysis report provides the best market study of market growth and its fluctuating trends with high accuracy and reliability. Crucial and important market data is collected with in-depth study and actionable insights to generate this market report. In todays fast-paced business environment, companies have to identify and grab new opportunities as they arise, while staying away from threats and adapt quickly. This market report contains precise introduction that provides background information, target audience, and objectives. It also has qualitative research describing the participants in the research and why they are relevant for the business.

    Automated Hospital Beds Market Segmentation:

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    Competitive Landscape and Automated Hospital Beds Market Share Analysis

    Global automated hospital beds market is highly fragmented and the major players have used various strategies such as new product launches, expansions, agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions, and others to increase their footprints in this market. The report includes market shares of automated hospital beds market for Global, Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, South America,Middle East & Africa.

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    Few of the major competitors currently working in the automated hospital beds market are Stryker (US), PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD (Japan), Hill-Rom Services Inc. (US), Invacare Corporation.(US), LINET (US), Transfer Master (US), EHOB (US), Stiegelmeyer GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Merivaara Corp. (Finland), Medline Industries, Inc. (US), Arjo (Sweden), Gendron Inc. (US), United Surgical Industries (India), Janak Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. (India) and few among others.

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    Three generations of Wyeths on display at Tucson Museum of Art – Tucson Local Media - January 27, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Brandywine Creek meanders through one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country.

    Flowing past the rural town of Chadds Ford, 25 miles west of Philadelphia, the stream curves through woods, meadows, hills and farms, impossibly green in summer and blindingly white in winter.

    This land is also chock-a-block with American history. It was the home of the Lenni Lenape for centuries until they were pushed out by colonists. In 1777, during the Revolutionary War, insurgent Americans lost the Battle of Brandywine to the British. Half a century later, in the long run-up to the Civil War, Chadds Ford Quakers sheltered enslaved people fleeing the slave state of Delaware.

    Chadds Ford has also famously nurtured an extended family of artists: The Wyeths. Proud of their descent from an English colonist in 1645, the talented Wyeths have thrived in this gorgeous landscape, steeped in history, for more the 100 years.

    N.C. Wyeth, the founding father of this art dynasty, settled in Chadds Ford in the early 1900s. He and his wife, Carolyn Bockius, had five children. Three growing up in this creative households became painters: Andrew Wyeth, who loved to roam in the countryside, and two of his sisters, Henriette and Carolyn. Another sister, Ann McCoy, became a composer and brother Nathanial became an engineer. Andrews son Jamie also became a renowned painter.

    The Tucson Museum of Art has just opened a major exhibition, The Wyeths: Three Generations, featuring more than 60 paintings made by the three best-known Wyeths: N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), and Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946).

    The show also features five works by Henriette, among them an evocative still life and an arresting portrait of her son Peter. As an artist with a national reputation, she was commissioned to paint the official White House portrait of Pat Nixon.

    All the works in the show are realist, which some critics find old-fashioned and conservative. Theres more than one painting of a Revolutionary War, no doubt inspired by that battle up the creek from the Wyeth house. Elsewhere are images of heroic WWII soldiers.

    Still, the three featured artists are mostly captivated by the beauties of nature, not just in Chadds Ford, but in coastal Maine as well, where all three generations spent their summers. Andrew in particular seems to have drawn or painted every hill and house along the Brandywine. In the show, theres an exquisite pen and ink drawing of the family home in Chadds Ford that he made when he was only 16.

    All three were prodigiously talented and all succeeded at an early age. Andrew sold out an entire gallery of watercolors in New York when he hit 20; a few decades later, his son, Jamie, had a solo New York show at the same magic age. Likewise, Andrews father, N.C., scored his first cover on the prestigious Saturday Evening Post magazine when he was 20.

    N.C. was a successful illustrator of adventure books in the early decades of the 20th century, a time when beautifully illustrated books were the norm. N.C. had moved down from Massachusetts to study illustration with Howard Pyle in Wilmington, not far from where he would settle in Chadds Ford.

    N.C. was not always happy to be doing commercial art, but the paintings on view are a delight, a robust collection of knights and fishermen and wrestlers. The paintings were to be illustrations on the cover and inside of books; the images

    were transformed via metal plates and printed onto books.

    For the cover of Rip Van Winkle, in a 1921 edition of the tale by Washington Irving, N.C. painted the young Rip hiking up the Catskill Mountains in company with a strange little bearded man. The sky is a bright yellow and the mountain a rich blue but the darkening trees suggest an ominous outcomeRips 20-year sleep. As a bonus, the exhibition has a copy of the beautiful book.

    N.C. tried out impressionism in an untitled landscape in 1923, but his best work here may be A Young Maine Fisherman from 1933. A realist but almost romantic painting, its a large oil canvas that pictures the steady fisherman with his hand on the helm, his eyes on the water. In the background, billowing white clouds float over the blue sea.

    Andrew loved many of the same things his father didsky, hills, water, human figuresand he learned much from his father. But the son had a different aesthetic. He didnt use the thick oil paints of his father and he only rarely painted the bright colors that N.C. relished. Instead, he used egg tempera, watercolors and drybrush to make muted paintings that are contemplative rather than boisterous.

    In the 13 works by Andrew Wyeth in the show, we see birds struggling to fly on the windswept Maine coast, with grays and muted greens the only colors; a gray windowpane opening out to trees in the dim colors of late fall; and in a faint pencil sketch, a barely seen native man peering into a house.

    His portraits are equally elusive. A fine picture of a Maine woman, The Rebel, 1977, is a bit more colorful, catching her short blonde hair, blue turtleneck, and the rays of the sun. But this sturdy woman remains an enigma, not unlike the woman in Andrews most famous painting, Christinas World, 1948 (not in this show). That woman, unable to use her legs, crawls up a hilly meadow, pushing her body with her arms.

    A later painting, On the Edge, 2001, is similarly mysterious. A woman stands on a big boulder looking out to sea. We cant see her face. All we can see are lights and shadows, the flat ocean, and the overwhelming diagonal of the massive rock. Andrew Wyeth once said that all his works are abstractions. Looking at these works, I think I finally know what he meant.

    Jamie Wyeth, still working at 74, may be the bridge between the art of his father and his grandfather. He uses all kinds of media, and he doesnt hesitate to use brilliant color. Best known perhaps for his thoughtful portrait of President John F. Kennedy, painted posthumously (not in this show), Jamie has painted everything from a solemn tribute to the first responders of 9/11 to a humorous self-portrait with a pumpkin head.

    Going back to the future, hes still painting Wyeth signature subjects: old barns, harbors, gulls and the sea.

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    Australia Copper Mining Report 2021-2024: Updated with Impact of COVID-19 Featuring Glencore, BHP, Oz Mineral Resources, & Newcrest Mining Ltd -… - January 27, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Australia Copper Mining to 2024 - Updated with Impact of COVID-19" report has been added to's offering.

    "Australia Copper Mining to 2024 - Updated with Impact of COVID-19" provides a comprehensive analysis of the Australian copper industry.

    The report provides historical and forecast data on Australia's copper production, production by major producers, reserves, top copper mines by reserves and insight on the impact of COVID-19 on the country's copper mining. The demand section provides information on the scope of copper demand from construction and electric vehicle industries, mainly from China. The report also concludes profiles of the major copper producers and information on their major active, planned and exploration projects.

    Australia has the world's second-largest copper reserves, at 87 million tonnes (Mt) as of January 2020, after Chile. The number of mine closures along with COVID-19 impact have subdued the Australian copper mine production with 2% fall in 2020. The pandemic led to the temporary closure of the Heron Resources-owned Woodlawn mine in March.

    Nifty mine, Cadia Hill mine, Golden Grove mine, Kanmantoo mine and Prominent Hill mine are some of the mine closures which occurred during the year, unrelated to the pandemic. By 2024, the production is expected to reach 1,191.1Kt. China is the largest partner for Australia's copper exports, accounting for 54% of the total.

    However, in November 2020 China has banned imports of seven category commodities (coal, copper, barely, sugar, timber, wine and lobster) from Australia, which would hold back the Chinese demand for Australian copper in the near future.


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    1. Executive Summary

    2. Reserves, Production and Prices

    2.1 Copper Reserves by Country

    2.2 Australia Copper Production

    2.3 Production by Company

    3. Australia Copper Assets

    3.1 Active Mines

    3.2 Exploration Projects

    3.3 Development Projects

    3.4 Copper Prices

    4. Consumption and Exports

    5. Key Demand Drivers

    5.1 Demand from the Construction Industry

    5.2 Demand from the Electric Vehicle Market

    6. Major Copper Producers

    6.1 Mines and Projects by Company

    6.2 Glencore Plc

    6.3 BHP

    6.4 Oz Minerals Limited (OZML)

    6.5 Newcrest Mining Ltd

    7. Australia Fiscal Regime

    7.1 Governing Bodies and Agencies

    7.2 Laws and Regulations

    7.3 Mineral Licensing and Fees

    7.4 Royalty and Taxes

    7.5 Corporate Tax (CIT)

    8. Appendix

    Companies Mentioned

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    Worldwide Electric Bed Industry to 2027 – Increase in Number of Public-Private Partnership in the Healthcare Industry is Driving Growth -… - January 27, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Dublin, Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Electric Bed Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Product, Application,and EndUser and Geography" report has been added to's offering.

    According to this report the global electric bed market is expected to reach $4,597.60 million in 2027 from $2,111.59 million in 2019. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2020 to 2027.The growth of the market is attributed to key driving factors such as rising number of chronic diseases, increasing number of hospitals and clinics, and growing number of public-private partnership in the healthcare industry. However, the steep prices of electric beds and reduction in average length of hospital stays are likely to hinder the market growth.

    Based on product, the electric bed market is segmented into semi-automatic electric bed and fully automatic electric bed. The semi-automatic electric bed segment held a larger share of the market in 2019, while the fully automatic electric bed segment is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing number of patients coupled with patient compliance and improvement in the quality of care provided by healthcare institutions across the world is expected to augment the growth of the fully automatic electric beds segment during the coming years.

    Most of the global healthcare players focus on the emerging market such as APAC due to increasing prevalence of chronic diseases (including diabetes) and rising medical tourism in the region. Many of the Asian countries such as India, Thailand, and Singapore are becoming the destination for medical tourists. Additionally, government authorities in APAC countries are focusing on strengthening their medical tourism sector, thereby maximizing the flow of revenue. In India, medical science has grown rapidly in the past few decades. Many patients from Europe and the Middle East are choosing India as their favorite destination to leverage the availability of efficient infrastructures and technology with the Indian healthcare sector. The health insurance market and National medical systems here are well developed, which is convenient for visitors from the West and the Middle East. Nevertheless, they also find hospital expenses affordable.

    In Japan, the escalating number of foreign visitors is likely to project the healthcare sector as one of the most important contributors to the national economy in the coming years. Poland is steadily growing as one of the popular medical tourism destinations in Europe. The cost of medical treatments in the country are often 60-80% lower than the costs of the same benefits in the rest of the EU countries. The major reason for the growth of tourism is Poland's recognition and acceptance of the European Union.

    The rising medical tourism, especially in the emerging countries, is anticipated to provide significant growth opportunities to the electric bed market players during the forecast period.

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing massive disruptions in global supply chains, consumer markets, and the economy as a whole. However, the demand for electric beds has increased due to COVID 19 as the hospital beds playa primary role in the care required for COVID-19 sufferers. The condition of patients not receiving care may be fatal and thus the initial months of transfection resulted in whooping demand for advanced beds for patient care.

    Arjo Medical Devices;Hill Rom Holding, Inc.;Medline Industries, Inc.;Paramount Bed Holdings Co., Ltd.;Invacare Corporation;Stryker Corporation;Malvestio Spa;LINET;Gendron Inc.;and Joerns Healthcare LLCare among the leading companies in the electric bed market.

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    1. Introduction1.1 Scope of the Study1.2 Report Guidance1.3 Market Segmentation1.3.1 Global Electric Bed Market - By Product1.3.2 Global Electric Bed Market - By Application1.3.3 Global Electric Bed Market - By End User1.3.4 Global Electric Beds market - By Geography

    2. Electric Bed Market - Key Takeaways

    3. Research Methodology3.1 Coverage3.2 Secondary Research3.3 Primary Research

    4. Global Electric Beds - Market Landscape4.1 Overview4.2 PEST Analysis4.2.1 North America - PEST Analysis4.2.2 Europe - PEST Analysis4.2.3 Asia Pacific - PEST Analysis4.2.4 Middle East and Africa (MEA) - PEST Analysis4.2.5 South and Central America (SCAM) - PEST Analysis4.3 Expert Opinions

    5. Electric Bed Market - Key Market Dynamics5.1 Market Drivers5.1.1 Rise in Prevalence of Chronic Diseases5.1.2 Increasing Number of Hospitals and Clinics5.1.3 Increase in Number of Public-Private Partnership in Healthcare Industry5.2 Market Restraints5.2.1 Steep Prices of Electric Beds5.2.2 Reduction in Average Length of Hospital Stays5.3 Market Opportunities5.3.1 Increasing Medical Tourism5.4 Future Trends5.4.1 Launch of Innovative Products5.5 Impact Analysis

    6. Electric Bed Market - Global Analysis6.1 Global Electric Bed Market Revenue Forecast and Analysis6.2 Global Electric Bed Market, By Geography - Forecast and Analysis6.3 Market Positioning of Key Players

    7. Electric Bed Market Analysis - By Product7.1 Overview7.2 Electric Bed Market Share, by Product, 2019 and 2027 (%)7.3 Semi Automatic Electric Beds7.3.1 Overview7.3.2 Semi Automatic Electric Beds: Electric Bed Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)7.4 Fully Automatic Electric Beds7.4.1 Overview7.4.2 Fully Automatic Electric Beds: Electric Bed Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)

    8. Electric Bed Market Analysis - By Application8.1 Overview8.2 Electric Bed Market Share, by Application, 2019 and 2027 (%)8.3 General Bed8.3.1 Overview8.3.2 General Bed: Electric Bed Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)8.4 Intensive Care Beds8.4.1 Overview8.4.2 Intensive Care Beds: Electric Bed Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)8.5 Bariatric Beds8.5.1 Overview8.5.2 Bariatric Beds: Electric Bed Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)8.6 Birthing Beds8.6.1 Overview8.6.2 Birthing Beds: Electric Bed Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)

    9. Electric Bed Market Analysis - By End User9.1 Overview9.2 Electric Bed Market Share, by End User, 2019 and 2027 (%)9.3 Hospitals and Clinics9.3.1 Overview9.3.2 Hospitals and Clinics: Electric Bed Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)9.4 Dentistry9.4.1 Overview9.4.2 Dentistry: Electric Bed Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)9.5 Others9.5.1 Overview9.5.2 Others: Electric Bed Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)

    10. Electric Bed Market Analysis and Forecasts To 2027 - Geographical Analysis10.1 North America Electric Beds Market Revenue And Forecasts To 202710.2 Europe Electric Beds Market Revenue And Forecasts To 202710.3 Asia Pacific: Electric Beds Market10.4 Middle East and Africa: Electric Beds Market10.5 South and Central America: Electric Beds Market

    11. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Electric Bed Market11.1 North America: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic11.2 Europe: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic11.3 Asia Pacific: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic11.4 Middle East and Africa: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic11.5 South and Central America: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic

    12. Electric Bed Market - Industry Landscape12.1 Overview12.2 Growth Strategies Done by the Companies in the Market, (%)12.3 Organic Developments12.3.1 Overview12.4 Inorganic Developments12.4.1 Overview

    13. Company Profiles13.1 Merz Pharma13.1.1 Key Facts13.1.2 Business Description13.1.3 Products and Services13.1.4 Financial Overview13.1.5 SWOT Analysis13.1.6 Key Developments13.2 Cutera Inc.13.2.1 Key Facts13.2.2 Business Description13.2.3 Products and Services13.2.4 Financial Overview13.2.5 SWOT Analysis13.2.6 Key Developments13.3 Alma Lasers13.3.1 Key Facts13.3.2 Business Description13.3.3 Products and Services13.3.4 Financial Overview13.3.5 SWOT Analysis13.3.6 Key Developments13.4 BRERA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES S.R.L.13.4.1 Key Facts13.4.2 Business Description13.4.3 Products and Services13.4.4 Financial Overview13.4.5 SWOT Analysis13.4.6 Key Developments13.5 Pollogen13.5.1 Key Facts13.5.2 Business Description13.5.3 Products and Services13.5.4 Financial Overview13.5.5 SWOT Analysis13.5.6 Key Developments13.6 BISON MEDICAL13.6.1 Key Facts13.6.2 Business Description13.6.3 Products and Services13.6.4 Financial Overview13.6.5 SWOT Analysis13.6.6 Key Developments13.7 Cynosure13.7.1 Key Facts13.7.2 Business Description13.7.3 Products and Services13.7.4 Financial Overview13.7.5 SWOT Analysis13.7.6 Key Developments13.8 Bausch Health Companies Inc.13.8.1 Key Facts13.8.2 Business Description13.8.3 Products and Services13.8.4 Financial Overview13.8.5 SWOT Analysis13.8.6 Key Developments13.9 AbbVie Inc.13.9.1 Key Facts13.9.2 Business Description13.9.3 Products and Services13.9.4 Financial Overview13.9.5 SWOT Analysis13.9.6 Key Developments13.10 BTL Group of Companies13.10.1 Key Facts13.10.2 Business Description13.10.3 Products and Services13.10.4 Financial Overview13.10.5 SWOT Analysis13.10.6 Key Developments

    14. Appendix14.1 About the Publisher14.2 Glossary of Terms

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    Global Higher Education M-learning Market (2021 to 2025) – Featuring Adobe, Educomp Solutions and Pearson Among Others – GlobeNewswire - January 27, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Dublin, Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Higher Education M-learning Market 2021-2025" report has been added to's offering.

    The publisher has been monitoring the higher education m-learning market and it is poised to grow by $3.44 billion during 2021-2025 progressing at a CAGR of 22% during the forecast period. The report on higher education m-learning market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.

    The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the increased penetration of Internet and widespread adoption of mobile-based learning and growing preference for self-paced m-learning. In addition, increased penetration of Internet and widespread adoption of mobile-based learning is anticipated to boost the growth of the market as well.

    The higher education m-learning market analysis includes type segment and geographical landscapes. This study identifies the growing emphasis on personalized learning as one of the prime reasons driving the higher education m-learning market growth during the next few years.

    The report on higher education m-learning market covers the following areas:

    The robust vendor analysis is designed to help clients improve their market position, and in line with this, this report provides a detailed analysis of several leading higher education m-learning market vendors that include Adobe Inc., City & Guilds Group, D2L Corp., Educomp Solutions Ltd., Instructure Inc., McGraw-Hill Education Inc., Pearson Plc, PowerSchool Group LLC, Providence Equity Partners LLC, and Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Also, the higher education m-learning market analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence market growth. This is to help companies strategize and leverage on all forthcoming growth opportunities.

    The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to an analysis of the key vendors.

    The publisher presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters such as profit, pricing, competition, and promotions. It presents various market facets by identifying the key industry influencers. The data presented is comprehensive, reliable, and a result of extensive research - both primary and secondary. The market research reports provide a complete competitive landscape and an in-depth vendor selection methodology and analysis using qualitative and quantitative research to forecast an accurate market growth.

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    1. Executive Summary

    2. Market Landscape

    3. Market Sizing

    4. Five Forces Analysis

    5. Market Segmentation by Type

    6. Customer landscape

    7. Geographic Landscape

    8. Vendor Landscape

    9. Vendor Analysis

    10. Appendix

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    Reading the landscape | News, Sports, Jobs – Evening Observer - December 25, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Photo by Katie FinchWalking on an old road can lead to unexpected discoveries.

    There was an oil painting hanging in my grandparents house of an old man. His skin was a warm brown and covered with lines. There were fine creases around the eyes from laughing or squinting in the sun. Curved grooves from his nose to the outside corner of his mouth ran deep from smiling. There were wrinkles across the forehead, often called worry lines. I imagined other dark marks to be scars from a long-ago injury.

    I was intrigued by this face and so many others like it because of the story then could tell. Who was this man? What joys and tragedies happened in his life that were so strong they were etched in his physical being? A persons face is a record of the events that shaped who they are.

    The land holds a record of its experience in a similar way. In outside explorations, we may come across old human-made objects or see scars in the landscape that tell of the lands past use or natural events that changed the landscape.

    On a recent trip to Allegany State Park, my partner and I decided to hike a trail we knew nothing about other than the location and length. The trail was cut into the side of a gently sloping hill. About half a mile into the hike, we came across an opening in the woods that ran from the top of the hill downward. The opening, about the size of a road, was fairly overgrown, with brambles and small trees where there once was grass. The trees along the edge were all curved over the opening, making a tunnel-like effect, as they reached for the available sun. As we continued walking, we came across similar opening. Then another. Then another. Power lines? Gas lines? Old roads? There were a few old metal posts, not large enough for telephone poles but much higher than fence posts.

    On the way back, he said, It feels like a ski slope. A glance at a more detailed map showed us he was right. We were on the Eastern Meadows trail that traversed the old Big Basin Ski Area. In further research, I learned Allegany State Park was a downhill skiing hub in Western New York from the 1930s to the 1970s. There were two alpine ski areas and ski jumps that attracted both amateur and world-class skiers. As I walked among the remains of the ski slope, I had no idea of the history at the time but the land still showed me, even as the plants began to cover it over and time degraded even the fire-forged metal of the ski lift.

    Seeing the history of the land in what remains is detective work. Or perhaps more an archeologic dig, revealing scraps and fragments of the past. There are clues in what plants are present and the way they grow and the shape of the terrain. Sometimes old human-made remains are left behind. Ive walked on level, straight trails that can be nothing else but an old road or rail line. My favorite clue I saw on a winter walk after a light snow was followed by warmer temperatures.

    On a straight path deep in the woods, there were alternating long rectangles of snow. What I figured is the snow stayed either on the old railroad ties and melted from the ground in between or vice versa.

    Seeing this was like pulling back a 100-year-old curtain to a time when this forest was full of loggers, hauling out their harvest on narrow-gauge railway. As I look around at what was once a devastating change to this landscape, I also marvel at the lands ability to recover. I have a sense of discomfort at a very real paradox. Nature is both fragile and resilient. The evidence of our past reminds us of the huge impact we can have on the natural world but also of natures resiliency. Still, I wonder, what was this forest like before us? And what other far-reaching effects of humans dont I even see?

    The history of natural events is also written into the land. In Maine, I worked in a forest, whose ground was full of full of small humps or mounds right next to holes or pits. When a tree falls over and pulls out the root ball with it, it creates this pit and mound topography over time. The pit is formed from the uprooted root ball. The mound forms as the roots slowly decay. In this forest, there were tons on pits and mounds all oriented in the same direction. This told the story of a tornado that passed through the area tipping over the trees half a century ago.

    Humans are a part of nature. This is a fact. To acquire the things we both need and want, we use the land, sometimes lightly, sometimes too heavily. But either way, we are not removed from it. I am reminded of this when I read the landscape and see our mark upon it.

    Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature. ACNC is located just east of Route 62 between Warren and Jamestown. The trails are still open from dawn to dusk as is Liberty, the Bald Eagle. The Nature Center is partially open, including restrooms, the Blue Heron Gift Shop, and some exhibits. More information can be found online at or by calling (716) 569-2345.

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    OPINION EXCHANGE | ‘Hope is the thing left us in a bad time’ – Minneapolis Star Tribune - December 25, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    On a sunny May morning in 2014, I packed a dibble bar and a box up a hill in the forest of northeastern Itasca County. The half-acre knob had been logged the previous summer, and I noted most of the stumps were red pine. Good, because the box held 360 red pine seedlings, fresh from a Canadian nursery.

    I surveyed the site and figured I had just enough trees to "fill it up." I also appreciated the breeze playing across an expansive marsh sweeping to the northwest. The bugs were back twizzling scrums of gnats and mosquitoes in their post-winter hordes and the wind was toxin-free repellent. It's difficult to be entirely cheerful on a planting mission while insects are prospecting for blood in your nostrils.

    The hill overlooks the Link Lake Trail Forest Road, a relatively well-traveled gravel stretch between Side Lake and Hwy. 65. Also good. Passing taxpayers would glimpse a DNR wildland firefighter in a yellow Nomex shirt vigorously working to re-establish pine on a cutover. After filling a tree bag with the first hundred seedlings, I buckled it around my waist then stashed the box in the shade of an elderly white spruce.

    I inspected the ground, probing soil with the dibble. It's a tapered steel snout affixed to a long wooden handle, a kind of spear. There's also a metal foot pad that allows you to press the point into the dirt. The ground was soft and sandy ideal for young pine and no rocks were apparent. That meant I could thrust the dibble, one-handed, into the soil, which is faster and somehow more satisfying than easing it in with the foot pad. Striking rock with a thrust transmits a remarkable shudder of pain from your hand to your shoulder, like the sensation of an electrical shock.

    At the north edge of the cutover I made my first stab, twisting the dibble a little to widen the hole. I cradled a seedling in my left hand and poked it in. These were "plugs" the roots packed with moist soil in a tubular shape, about nine inches long to the tip of the terminal bud. The needles were green and lush. I sealed the hole with the toe of my boot, the root collar flush with the ground.

    On a forgiving site I can plant plugs at the rate of 200 an hour, but the hill had remnants of slash to negotiate. I timed my first 10 trees and extrapolated a rate of about 160 an hour. So, three hours with a couple of short breaks done in time for lunch.

    And so it was. Just enough labor to feel righteous but not exhausted. I'd be ready for wildfire response in the afternoon if needed. With popcorn cumulus speckling an azure sky, and the bugs tamed by the breeze, it was a pleasing morning of proficiency and accomplishment.

    But would the seedlings survive?

    Like all living beings they were in peril. If drought ensued they'd shrivel to brown sticks. Deer or hares might literally nip them in the bud. A fire could turn them to ash. Disease might decimate. A careless human on an ATV could crush and uproot them. I've personally planted over 62,000 seedlings (about 88 acres) at several dozen locales over the past three decades, and overseen the planting of 60,000 more. I've had the privilege of returning to sites and relishing the spectacle of healthy trees 35 feet tall. Unfortunately, I've also gone back to ground where most of the little ones had vanished. I've said to fellow planters only half in jest, "Do good work, but don't come back here to look."

    A year later, I was driving past the hill and slowed down to look. Grass and brush had resprouted, but I spotted some handsome young pine. I pulled over, scaled the hill, and was delighted to see that almost every seedling was still there. I pumped a fist, though aware the tale was not fully told.

    This past May, six years after the planting, I returned with some trepidation again. To my joy, at least 95% of the trees, most of them taller than me, remained. Aspen saplings and some youthful balsam fir were interspersed with "my" red pine; a carpet of sweet fern, bracken, raspberry canes, blueberry bushes and large-leaved aster anchored the soil. It was a healthy young forest. Not all my doing, of course, but I'd been a significant agent.

    Part of the satisfaction of that May morning in 2014 arises from the possibility that some of those trees could be still growing in 2114 and well beyond giants on the landscape, their root networks interlaced and signaling, creating and maintaining local habitat a sweet legacy of the labor.

    But there's more than that. Whether the trees grow older or not, the planting was its own prize. The work was worthy, and since I was paid that day I earned my keep.

    But there's another stratum to that morning. Besides the trees and the labor there was a happiness not strictly dependent upon either. I was close to the soil, intimate with the land. It was jammed beneath my fingernails. I smelled it. I scuffed it. There was a sense of orientation I knew precisely where I was and the generic name of that locale is "home." There was also a sense of fecundity, the emerald energies of spring, of renewal and release. There was literally no better place to be, and everything present even the damn bugs enunciated the word "alive."

    During our pandemic (and it is ours, we own it), it's been widely reported that more people are spending more time outdoors than usual. The Minnesota State Parks, for example, have been bustling. Sure, it's safer outside and that is not to be discounted, but in the face of widespread illness, disability and death, where else is the antithesis health, vigor and life more evident than in the woods, on the lakeshore, in the garden, under the sky?

    "Hope," wrote essayist E.B. White, "is the thing left us in a bad time." Webster's defines hope as "a feeling that what is wanted will happen." And in a bad time our wants can be clarified in close contacts with the happenings in the natural outdoors. Poet Emily Dickinson called hope "the thing with feathers," and perhaps it is also the thing with roots, needles, leaves, fur, waves and the crystalline design of snowflakes. I grant that May is kinder than December, but the latter merely requires more clothes.

    As I write this, my red pines on the hill are draped with snow, and as trees do, they've entered a phase of exquisite respite that primes them for rejuvenation. The winter landscape will generously display its own charms and unctions. We too will be rejuvenated.

    Peter M. Leschak, of Side Lake, Minn., is the author of "Ghosts of the Fireground" and other books.

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    Newsmax issues clarification on Smartmatic, Dominion claims | TheHill – The Hill - December 25, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Conservative media outlet Newsmax issued a clarification on Monday about recent claims made by guests about a voting software company the network suggested flipped votes to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenJudge throws out GOP lawsuit to close Georgia ballot drop boxes after business hours First responders serenade Fauci with 'happy birthday' Joe Biden can be the president for middle class workers and all races MORE.

    "Newsmax would like to clarify its news coverage and noteit has not reported as true certain claims made about these companies," the outlet said in a statement posted online and read by host John Tabacco. "There are several facts our viewers and readers should be aware. Newsmax has found no evidence either Dominion or Smartmatic owns the other, or has any business association with each other."

    The clarification comes after Florida-basedelectronic voting system company Smartmaticissued legal notices and retraction demand letters to three conservative outlets including Newsmax for what they said were defamatory and untrue reports about the company.

    "They have no evidence to support their attacks on Smartmatic because there is no evidence. This campaign was designed to defame Smartmatic and undermine legitimately conducted elections,Smartmatic CEOAntonio Mugica said in a statement. "Our efforts are more than just about Smartmatic or any other company. This campaign is an attack on election systems and election workers in an effort to depress confidence in future elections and potentially counter the will of the voters, not just here, but in democracies around the world."

    The company has been at the center of attacks from Trump's legal allies such as Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiPowell says White House aides won't let her help Trump Trump attorneys risk disciplinary action over wave of election suits Louisiana congressman-elect in intensive care after COVID-19 diagnosis MORE and Sidney Powell. The New York times reported the company was not used in any states Trump has contested the result of the election in and only helped one U.S. county run its election.

    Newsmaxacknowledgedthis in its clarification, writing: "Smartmatic has stated its software was only used in the 2020 election in Los Angeles, and was not used in any battleground state contested by the Trump campaign and Newsmax has no evidence to the contrary."

    Trump has pointed to Newsmax as an alternative to Fox News for his conservative supporters in recent months. The network resisted calling Biden the president-elect until last week and has been attempting toattractFox News's audience.

    A growing number of pro-Trump Republican politicians, pundits and strategists are appearing on the networkdespite Fox's dominance across the cable news landscape.

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    Problem at Lord Hill Park is not bikes but their speed | – The Daily Herald - December 25, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder


    I am a long-time hiker and equestrian user of Lord Hill Park. I believe mountain biking can be a fine use of the park if it is a way of traveling through it at a pace that allows for appreciation of the wonderful natural landscape in the park.

    When technical mountain bike flow trails or down-hilling trails are built and used, the focus becomes the speed and features of the trail itself. It is analogous to snowshoeing versus downhill skiing, both are fun but the focus on your surroundings is different due to the speed at which you are traveling through the terrain.

    Certainly, there is a need for technical biking trails that allow mountain bike riders to experience speed and features, but I believe these types of trails could be built in other venues where the landscape and nature might not be the main attraction. This way, the bikers get their fast trails, and Lord Hill Park remains a serene space for quiet enjoyment by everyone- hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers.

    Marla Hamilton Lucas


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    To recover endangered species, reduce conflict and reward landowners who restore habitat | TheHill – The Hill - December 25, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced two new regulations governing designation of privately owned land as critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act. This designation can restrict property rights, reduce land values, and make habitat features a significant liability for landowners. As with any change involving the Endangered Species Act, the reforms have generated hyperbolic criticism. However, the new rules, if implemented properly, could reduce conflict and allow focus to shift to other, effective means to recover species.

    Both regulations arise out of a unanimous Supreme Court loss the agency suffered in 2018. In Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a timber company and forest landowners, the latter represented by Pacific Legal Foundation, challenged the designation of 1,500 acres of privately owned timberland in Louisiana as critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog, a designation that could cost the landowners $34 million.

    Despite this exorbitant cost, there was little reason to think the designation would ever benefit the frog. No frogs lived on the land. Indeed, the land could not support the species without substantial effort to convert it to suitable habitat by clearcutting the existing trees, establishing a different forest type, and maintaining the landscape with prescribed burns steps the landowners had no intention or incentive to perform.

    Adopting the maxim unpopular with many federal agencies that Congress means what it says, the Supreme Court held that there are limits on the agencys power to designate privately owned land as critical habitat. First, only land that is actually habitat can be designated. Second, critical habitat designations are subject to a judicially enforceable cost-benefit requirement. Rather than defend the dusky gopher frog designation under these standards, Fish & Wildlife agreed to settle the case.

    The new regulations aim to avoid this sort of conflict going forward and reconcile the agencys approach with the courts decision. First, the rules define habitat as only those areas that can, in their current state, support a species. In other words, the mere possibility that land might become habitat in the future does not make it habitat today.

    Second, the rules prevent designations that impose costs on landowners that exceed any benefits to species. This will avoid the most controversial designations, such as the one at issue in Weyerhaeuser, where the designation significantly reduces land value in exchange for only speculative potential benefits to the species.

    The rules are not perfect, to be sure. They contain ambiguities that may lead to conflict, which is why it remains vital that courts continue to enforce constitutional and statutory limits on agency power. But the rules are, nonetheless, a move in the right direction.

    Many criticisms of the rules rest on a false premise: that critical habitat designations are effective at encouraging landowners to create or restore habitat on land that is currently unsuitable. Unfortunately, the opposite is true.

    Critical habitat designations, by reducing land values and triggering costly land-use restrictions, make habitat features or the potential to restore them a significant liability for landowners. Designations offer no corresponding benefit to landowners to encourage costly and difficult habitat restoration efforts. Consequently, the available evidence suggests that critical habitat designations increase development pressure on privately owned land, as landowners respond to this perverse incentive.

    This is a major challenge. The primary threat to most endangered and threatened species is lack of adequate habitat. Climate change may make this problem even worse, as areas currently occupied by a species become unsuitable in the future. Therefore, most species simply cannot be recovered and some may not even persist unless new habitat is established for them.

    Fortunately, there are other effective means to encourage habitat restoration and species recovery. In a recent report for the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University, co-authored with a colleague from the Property and Environment Research Center, I explain how secure property rights and markets can better encourage habitat restoration and species recovery. Rewarding landowners who maintain or restore habitat creates the right incentives by making endangered species assets to the landowners on whom their recovery depends.

    Sam Hamilton, a former director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, summed up the Endangered Species Acts basic flaw: If a rare metal is on my property, the value of my land goes up. But if a rare bird occupies the land, its value disappears. The new reforms are an improvement, but much work remains. Recovering endangered and threatened species ultimately depends on broader reforms that respect property rights and provide the right incentives to private landowners.

    Jonathan Wood (@Jon_C_Wood) is a senior attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation and a research fellow with the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC). He represented the landowners before the Supreme Court in the Weyerhaeuser case and is an author of the report, Critical Habitats Unique Private Land Problem.

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