From Wednesday on, cabin crew, ground staff, and pilots will no longer be required to wear clothing like skirts and pants based on their sex. Instead, Virgin Atlantic will let its employees choose between a red and a burgundy uniform, the former coming with pants, and the latter with skirts. Both uniforms were designed by Vivienne Westwood.
In May, Virgin Atlantic said it was relaxing its tattoo policy for uniformed staff and would allow them to display most visible tattoos while on duty in a bid to allow its employees to express themselves at work.
39. The replacement of virgin forest with plantations of trees, usually monocultures, is rarely adequately analyzed. Yet this can seriously compromise a biodiversity which the new species being introduced does not accommodate. Similarly, wetlands converted into cultivated land lose the enormous biodiversity which they formerly hosted. In some coastal areas the disappearance of ecosystems sustained by mangrove swamps is a source of serious concern.
180. There are no uniform recipes, because each country or region has its own problems and limitations. It is also true that political realism may call for transitional measures and technologies, so long as these are accompanied by the gradual framing and acceptance of binding commitments. At the same time, on the national and local levels, much still needs to be done, such as promoting ways of conserving energy. These would include favouring forms of industrial production with maximum energy efficiency and diminished use of raw materials, removing from the market products which are less energy efficient or more polluting, improving transport systems, and encouraging the construction and repair of buildings aimed at reducing their energy consumption and levels of pollution. Political activity on the local level could also be directed to modifying consumption, developing an economy of waste disposal and recycling, protecting certain species and planning a diversified agriculture and the rotation of crops. Agriculture in poorer regions can be improved through investment in rural infrastructures, a better organization of local or national markets, systems of irrigation, and the development of techniques of sustainable agriculture. New forms of cooperation and community organization can be encouraged in order to defend the interests of small producers and preserve local ecosystems from destruction. Truly, much can be done!
In vitro release profiles of DS from DS-alginate (Formulation ADS-AL) and DS-MMT-alginate composite beads (DS-MMT-AL-i to iv) in simulated gastric fluid and simulated intestinal fluid was done at 37±1°. Only 1-2% DS release was observer in simulated gastric fluid (pH 1.2) after 8 h. The release profile in simulated intestinal fluid showed (fig. 6) 9.8% and 17.7% DS released from DS-AL composite in 1 h, and 4 h, respectively, thereafter the release of DS remained constant up to 8 h. While, in the case of DS-MMT-AL-i to DS-MMT-AL-iv formulation, the average release of DS was ~63% within 5-8 h depending upon the content of MMT in different formulations. The study reveals that the plateau for the release of DS was reached more rapidly in DS-AL as compared to the DS-MMT-AL-i to DS-MMT-AL-iv. There was an increase in the release rate of DS from DS-MMT-AL composite beads with an increase in the MMT loading. It may be due to the weak interaction between the DS and MMT as both DS and MMT are negatively charged. The DS encapsulation efficiency was lower in the case of virgin AL beads as compare to DS-MMT-AL composite beads. The DS encapsulation efficiency increases with the increase in the MMT content in DS-MMT-AL composite beads (Table 1). A possible explanation to this behavior is the presence of more hydroxyl groups on the surface of MMT facilitating hydrogen bonding with DS. A release of DS from DS-AL and DS-MMT-AL beads in 8 h was found to be 17.7% (DS-AL) and 48.80%, 55.52%, 59.41% and 62.49% from DS-MMT-AL-i to DS-MMT-AL-iv, respectively.
Once inside the church, Father Hugo climbed a stepladder and placed the statue on a platform about 25 feet above the floor. People began flocking to the altar to fulfill mandas, or vows to the Blessed Mother. Some walked on their knees to the altar from the back of the church. Others offered small silver charms, called milagritos, in the shape of a heart, a foot, or a leg, depending on what part of the body has been cured. Still others brought photographs of their children or grandchildren, strands of hair, old war uniforms, or wedding bouquets. 2b1af7f3a8