Dogs Thrive on Vegan Diets, Demonstrates the Most Comprehensive Study So Far

WINCHESTER, UK / ACCESSWIRE / April 23, 2024 / The longest, most comprehensive peer-reviewed study so far has demonstrated that dogs fed nutritionally-sound vegan diets maintain health outcomes as well as dogs fed meat. The study, published in leading scientific journal PLOS ONE, comprehensively assessed the health of 15 dogs by analysing blood cells and biochemistry, blood nutrient levels, urine, veterinary clinical parameters, and monthly pet owner questionnaires. The dogs were fed solely vegan diets based on pea protein for an entire year – just under one tenth of an average dog lifespan, or around seven human years.

Dr. Linde with 'Rylee'
Dr. Linde with ‘Rylee’

Overweight or obese dogs lost weight, whilst the remainder maintained normal weight. No clinically significant changes occurred within blood and urine. Blood levels of amino acids and vitamins were all generally maintained.

In a few cases, previous deficiencies following a meat-based diet either improved or disappeared, including L-taurine and L-carnitine (important for cardiac health), vitamin D (indispensable for immunity and bone health), and folate (required to produce red blood cells).

The study was particularly interesting, given recent suggestions that peas might contribute to heart disease in dogs in the US. Although no credible evidence has been found, such concerns have persisted in some quarters. In the current study, dogs were fed pea-based vegan pet food, for one year. Blood markers of cardiac health were assessed, with no signs of heart disease found. Indeed, in some cases indicators of cardiac health improved.

Stated lead researcher, veterinarian Dr. Annika Linde from the Western University of Health Sciences near Los Angeles says, "Evolutionary adaptations have resulted in a digestive system that enables dogs to maintain health on nutritionally complete omnivorous diets, including those free of animal ingredients. Our study offers new evidence on outcomes in clinically healthy dogs who thrive without consumption of animal-derived ingredients. Notably, foods produced independent of factory farming are also more sustainable and ethical."

Study co-author Dr. Melgarejo highlighted the potential environmental benefits of such diets, "If dogs and cats in the U.S. were their own nation, they would rank fifth in global meat consumption, surpassed only by Russia, Brazil, USA, and China, according to the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability."

Veterinary Professor Andrew Knight has published several of the key studies in this field, including very large-scale studies showing that both dogs and cats normally achieve equivalent or superior health outcomes, when fed nutritionally-sound vegan diets. He also analysed the environmental benefits of vegan pet diets in a major recent study. He stated that "If all the world’s dogs went vegan, it would save more greenhouse gases than those emitted by the UK, land larger than Mexico, and 450 million additional people could be fed with food energy savings – more than the entire EU population. With 13 studies now demonstrating good health outcomes achieved by nutritionally-sound vegan pet diets, and several others demonstrating major environmental benefits, a compelling case now exists for environmentally-friendly vegan pet diets."

Contact Information:

Andrew Knight
Veterinary Professor of Animal Welfare
andrew.knight@winchester.ac.uk

SOURCE: Representing Animals Foundation

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Graid Technology Announces Software Update, Delivers Enhanced Levels of Data Integrity and Business Continuity

With SupremeRAID™ v1.6, Double Failure Protection Guarantees Seamless Access to Vital Data, Empowering Customers With Reliability and Peace of Mind

SANTA CLARA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / April 23, 2024 / Graid Technology, the award-winning data protection provider and developer of the only RAID card to offer customers access to the full performance of NVMe SSDs, is proud to announce its new software release, SupremeRAID™ v1.6. This new feature set addresses critical data integrity issues associated with double failures in RAID configurations.

Announcing SupremeRAID™ Software Release v1.6
Announcing SupremeRAID™ Software Release v1.6
New double failure protection provides maximum RAID stability with minimal impact on overall system performance.

A double failure occurs when a RAID system experiences a power outage or an unclean shutdown during the rebuilding of data from a previous disk failure. Traditionally, RAID systems utilize a persistent journal to log every I/O transaction and its corresponding parity. This method ensures that in-progress I/O operations and their parities can be recovered. The use of a single device to store this persistent journal has become a significant single point of failure and a bottleneck in modern NVMe SSD RAID configurations. Until now, this challenge has remained unaddressed in the market. With SupremeRAID™ v1.6, the distributed journal feature is designed to eliminate this single point of failure and significantly improve performance bottlenecks by distributing data and parity across all disks in a RAID group and redundantly journaling to provide maximum RAID stability with minimal impact on overall system performance.

"With data and parity already distributed across every disk in a RAID group," said Leander Yu, CEO of Graid Technology, "our new distributed journal feature is the perfect design to ensure maximum data integrity while maintaining high performance levels."

Graid Technology is excited to announce that it will commence the distribution of the SupremeRAID™ v1.6 beta version to its OEM customers and key global accounts in early May. The public release of SupremeRAID™ v1.6 is scheduled for late June. This new version will simultaneously be available for all Graid Technology products.

Graid Technology is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with an R&D center in Taipei, Taiwan. Winners of the esteemed Tech Trailblazers Storage Award for 2023 and the 2023 Golden Award at the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance, SupremeRAID™ performance is breaking world records as the first NVMe and NVMeoF RAID card to unlock the full potential of your SSD performance: a single SupremeRAID™ card delivers 28 million IOPS and 260GB/s of throughput. For more information on Graid Technology, visit www.graidtech.com or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Contact Information

Andrea Eaken
Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA | Graid Technology
andrea.eaken@graidtech.com
949-742-9928

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GA-ASI Mojave Lights Up the Yuma Desert in Live-Fire Demonstration

Minigun Integration Showcases the Firepower and Versatility of STOL UAS; Highlights Ability to Rapidly Integrate New Multi-Mission Capabilities

SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / April 23, 2024 / General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) confirms that its Mojave Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) destroyed static targets in live-fire tests on April 13, 2024, validating the system’s battlefield relevance and recording another milestone for the demonstrator aircraft.

GA-ASI partnered with Dillon Aero to mount two of Dillon’s DAP-6 Gun Pod Systems onto the Mojave aircraft. Mojave performed seven passes across two flights during the demonstration, expending around 10,000 rounds of ammunition as the UAS shredded a variety of targets.

"Seeing our Mojave perform this live-fire demo really emphasizes the versatility of the Mojave UAS and what it can do," said GA-ASI President David R. Alexander. "Mojave has the ability to act as a sensor, shooter, and sustainer while mitigating threat environments and vulnerabilities and safeguarding human lives."

Mojave and its short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability has built significant interest in the military and aerospace communities. Mojave is unique: a UAS with significant payload capacity that can perform in areas once considered unsuitable for UAS operations. Its ability to take off and land from unimproved landing sites at short distances as well as operate from aircraft carriers – as it did in November 2023 as part of a demonstration with the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy – is capturing imaginations and changing expectations about how large unmanned systems can be used.

The live-fire demonstration took place at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, and was funded via GA-ASI’s internal research and development budget.

The Mojave technical demonstrator shares common systems and components with GA-ASI’s modernized Gray Eagle 25M, effectively providing an expeditionary Gray Eagle STOL capability. In addition to a wing kit option for Gray Eagle, GA-ASI is planning one for the larger MQ-9B aircraft, which includes SkyGuardian® and SeaGuardian® models.

The actual Mojave STOL UAS with multi-mission payloads will be on display in GA-ASI’s booth (#792) at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Denver, Colorado, April 24-26, 2024.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable RPA systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than eight million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent situational awareness. The company also produces a variety of sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas.

For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

Avenger, Lynx, Predator, SeaGuardian, and SkyGuardian are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Contact Information

GA-ASI Media Relations
asi-mediarelations@ga-asi.com
+1 (858) 524-8101

SOURCE: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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2024 U.S. Open Polo Championship(R) Closes Out Historic High-Goal Season at the Sport’s Premier Destination in Palm Beach County, Florida

Global Sports Brand U.S. Polo Assn. Supports the U.S. Open Polo Championship

WELLINGTON, FL / ACCESSWIRE / April 23, 2024 / The 2024 U.S. Open Polo Championship® has officially closed out the American high-goal polo season at the USPA National Polo Center (NPC), the sport’s premier destination. The historic tournament was played from March 22 to April 21 and ended with a thrilling win by La Dolfina over Valiente in a score of 10-7 in front of a record crowd.

The U.S. Open Polo Championship is universally considered the most prestigious tournament in the United States and showcases some of the world’s best polo players and equine athletes. The sport-inspired U.S. Polo Assn. brand supported the historic U.S. Open Polo Championship by co-branding jerseys for teams, elevating NPC staff uniforms, umpire outfitting, player prizes, and monetary donations to several charities.

Held at the U.S. Polo Assn. Stadium Field at NPC, the U.S. Open Polo Championship Final was played in front of a sold-out crowd and broadcast to a large global audience across multiple ESPN platforms. Event attendees watched the historic match from the sidelines, in stadium boxes, tailgate tents, the grandstands, or from the U.S. Polo Assn. MVP Lounge, home to the luxurious Sunday Polo Brunch. Sports fans at the tournament also had the opportunity to shop for Official U.S. Open Polo Championship Merchandise, sold exclusively on-site at the NPC Retail Shop.

The action-packed final game on Sunday, April 21, was fast-paced and filled with great plays from the world’s best players on both teams, such as Alejandro Aznar, Poroto Cambiaso, Rufino Merlos, and Tomas Panelo on La Dolfina and Adolfo Cambiaso, Mariano ‘Peke’ Gonzalez Jr., Paco de Narvaez Jr., and Joaquin ‘Pelo’ Vilgre La Madrid on Valiente. For the first time, the rivalry between father Adolfo Cambiaso, on Valiente, and son Poroto Cambiaso, on La Dolfina, faced off in the U.S. Open Polo Championship, captivating spectators as they battled for victory. La Dolfina prevailed in the closing minutes of the 6th chukker, taking home the illustrious U.S. Open Polo Championship title and the highly coveted trophy for the first time in organization history. La Dolfina’s goals were collectively scored by Poroto Cambiaso with three goals, his second appearance in the U.S. Open Polo Championship, Rufina Merlos with one goal during his tournament debut, and a team-high of six goals by Tomas Panelo during his first appearance in the tournament.

"Congratulations to La Dolfina on an incredibly well-fought victory in one of the sport’s most historic tournaments, the U.S. Open Polo Championship. All teams throughout this tournament and others during the American high-goal season at the USPA National Polo Center are excellent examples of sportsmanship, teamwork, and dedication to the sport of polo," said Stewart Armstrong, Chairman of the United States Polo Association. "Thank you to all of our athletes, sponsors, and sports fans for making this another unforgettable season for the United States Polo Association."

Throughout the season, U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), has donated some $100,000 to polo charities and equine welfare, including the following organizations: Homes for Horses Coalition, Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame, Polo for Life, Polo Players Support Group, Polo Pony Rescue, Polo Training Foundation, Replay Polo, Retired Racehorse Project, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, and Work to Ride Program.

"U.S. Polo Assn. is honored to once again support the U.S. Open Polo Championship and promote sports tourism in beautiful Palm Beach County through iconic tournaments held at the USPA National Polo Center and shown on ESPN platforms. This historic tournament is one of the top sporting events of the spring season, alongside NCAA Basketball, The Masters, and the Kentucky Derby," said J. Michael Prince, President and CEO of USPA Global, the company that manages the multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. brand. "As another successful high-goal, American season is closed out, we look forward to next year and bringing the sport of polo to even more sports fans and consumers locally and around the world."

Relive the excitement by watching the broadcast of the U.S. Open Polo Championship on ESPN2 on Sunday, April 28, at 8:30 p.m. EDT, as well as on ESPNews and ESPN Deportes in the Spanish language. Check your local listing for air times.

About U.S. Polo Assn. and USPA Global

U.S. Polo Assn. is the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the governing body for the sport of polo in the United States and one of the country’s oldest sports governing bodies, founded in 1890. With a multi-billion-dollar global footprint and worldwide distribution through more than 1,100 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores as well as thousands of additional points of distribution, U.S. Polo Assn. offers apparel, accessories, and footwear for men, women, and children in more than 190 countries worldwide. A recent, multi-year deal with ESPN to broadcast several of the premier polo championships in the world, sponsored by U.S. Polo Assn., has made the thrilling sport accessible to millions of sports fans globally for the very first time.

U.S. Polo Assn. has consistently been named one of the top global sports licensors alongside the NFL, NBA, and MLB, according to License Global. In addition, the sport-inspired brand is being recognized around the world with awards for global growth, expansion, licensing, and digital growth. Due to its tremendous success as a global brand, particularly in the last five years, U.S. Polo Assn. has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Modern Retail, and GQ as well as on Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg, among many other noteworthy media sources around the world.

For more information, visit uspoloassnglobal.com and follow @uspoloassn. 

USPA Global is a subsidiary of the USPA and manages the global, multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. brand. Through its subsidiary, Global Polo Entertainment (GPE), USPA Global also manages Global Polo TV, which provides sports and lifestyle content. For more sports content, visit globalpolo.com.

About the United States Polo Association® (USPA)

The United States Polo Association was organized and exists for the purposes of promoting the game of polo, coordinating the activities of its Member Clubs and Registered Players, arranging and supervising polo tournaments, competitions, and games, and providing rules, handicaps, and conditions for those tournaments, competitions, and games, including the safety and welfare of participants and mounts. Founded in 1890, the USPA is the national governing body for the sport of polo. The USPA is currently comprised of almost 200 member clubs with thousands of individual members and oversees 40 national tournaments. For more information, please visit uspolo.org.

Contact Information

Stacey Kovalsky
VP Global PR and Communications
skovalsky@uspagl.com
+001.561.790.8036

Shannon Stilson
VP, Sports Marketing & Media
sstilson@uspagl.com
+001.561.227.6994

SOURCE: USPA Global Licensing Inc.

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242nd anniversary of Rattanakosin


242nd anniversary of Rattanakosin. Admire the lights and beauty at night around the Grand Palace.

‘Under the Royal Guard, 242 Years of Rattanakosin’ invites people to remember the royal grace of His Majesty the King of the Chakri Dynasty. Ready to see light-up activities in the area around Rattanakosin Island. Experience the atmosphere of the museum at night: see the Chaloem Phrakiat Light Park exhibition. ‘Because there are fish in the water and in the rice fields’ which is displayed with the idea of ????lighting in the style ‘In the water there are fish, in the rice field there is rice’ with a field of roses.

Watch a great cultural performance

Taste authentic Thai food

The highlight is turning on the lights of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram until 11:00 p.m. for the general public. Admire and photograph the beauty of the surrounding area Held between 21-25 April 2024.

Bangkok will be 242 years old on April 21, 2024, starting with the founding day of Rattanakosin. Since His Majesty
King Buddha Yodfa Chulalok the Great He became the first king of the Chakri Dynasty on April 6, 1782.

Later, His Majesty the King graciously ordered to move the capital from the Thonburi side Come to the east bank of the Chao Phraya River. Then arrange for a royal ceremony to raise the city pillar for the city as an important milestone. On Sunday, the 6th lunar month, the 10th waxing moon, dawn, 9 baht (54 minutes), Year of the Tiger, 1144 B.E. Chatwasok, corresponding to 21 April 1782 at 6.54 a.m. and His Majesty performed the coronation ceremony on that day. June 13, 1782

His Majesty bestowed the name of the new city: “Bangkok Bowonrattanakosin Mahinthra Ayutthaya Mahadilokphop Nopparat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan Amornphiman Avatarasathit Sakkathattiya Vishnu Kamprasit’ is the longest city name in the world.

Source: Thai News Agency

Thai-Myanmar Border Situation Remains Unsettled


TAK, The situation at the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae Sot District, Tak Province, remains volatile as sounds of gunfire and explosions from clashes between Karen groups and Myanmar troops have been resurfaced after a three-day hiatus.

The explosions have been heard almost ten times in succession, along with sporadic gunfire from the clashes.

These incidents have occurred near the second Friendship Bridge, located on the Myanmar side of Myawaddy town. This area, once deemed secure by the 275th Battalion, has now become the last stronghold after the opposition group’s recent attacks led to its defeat a week ago.

Reports suggest that the Myanmar troops stationed there may now number fewer than a hundred, after about a hundred injured soldiers were sent for treatment in Thailand over the past three to four days, with the remaining soldiers attempting to hold onto the last stronghold while awaiting reinforcements.

However, the opposing group is relentless in their attacks, with clashes occurring this morning,
marking the first confrontation in three days.

During a lull in gunfire, it is anticipated that the ethnic armed groups may have diverted their forces to ambush the reinforcements of Myanmar troops arriving in Kawkareik, approximately 40 kilometers from Myawaddy.

Meanwhile, the first Friendship Bridge checkpoint remains open for regular civilian crossings. Some people from Myawaddy working in Thailand are still crossing the border back home due to concern over the welfare of their relatives on the Myanmar side.

For instance, a young man travelling from Bangkok is considering crossing to check on a his grandfather who is ill but hesitates due to the uncertainty of returning to Thailand, given reports of understaffing and disrupted border documentation procedures on the Myawaddy side.

As for the nearly 3,000 refugees who have fled the conflict and crossed into Thailand over the past week, most have begun returning to Myawaddy in a continuous stream, leaving around 900 still sheltering in Thailand.

This aft
ernoon, the Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs is expected to visit the Mae Sot border area to assess the situation and strategize on how to handle any further escalation of the conflict in Myanmar.

Source: Thai News Agency

The Cabinet considers the report on the results of the referendum to amend the 2017 Constitution.


Government House,, Spokesman of the Royal Thai Army revealed that the Cabinet is considering a report on the performance of the committee and studying guidelines for holding a referendum to amend the Constitution of 2017.

Mr. Chai Watcharong, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, revealed that the Cabinet meeting Consider the report on the performance of the committee to consider and study guidelines for holding a referendum. To solve the problem of different opinions regarding the constitution

Mr. Chai said that the Election Commission has studied the guidelines for holding a referendum in order to solve the problem of different opinions regarding the constitution. The results of the consideration can be summarized in 2 points.

1. Preparation of a new constitution and holding a referendum. The committee gave its opinion that the preparation of a new constitution would be in line with the decision of the Constitutional Court. The people must first hold a referendum on whether a new constitution shoul
d be established or not. Therefore, it was seen that there should be 3 referendums, namely (1) the first referendum on whether or not it was agreed that there would be a new constitution. (2) the second referendum was a referendum. In the process of drafting the amended Constitution (No..) B.E….. (Amended Section 256) to determine the criteria and methods for preparing a new Constitution and (3) holding a referendum. The third time was a referendum after the draft of the new constitution was completed. In order to consider and approve the new draft constitution by holding the first referendum, the referendum question should be set: ‘Do you approve of drafting a new constitution without amending Section 1, General Provisions, Section 2, the King?’ However, the government should not set a referendum question regarding having a Constitution Drafting Council organize it. Make a new constitution and should not be the one to consider the number and origin of the members of the constitution drafting council, but i
t should be the duty and power of the parliament to act when it comes to the drafting of the amended constitution (No. ..) B.E.…. (Amended Section 256)

2. Amendments to the Referendum Act B.E. 2021 The committee has additional concerns and deems it appropriate to make additional amendments to the Referendum Act B.E. 2021 so that the law can be a democratic tool that will help encourage people to directly express their intentions on various matters. It is considered appropriate to make amendments to various issues, such as specifying classifications to have a referendum that has characteristics. to have a resolution and a referendum that has the characteristic of providing consultation to the Cabinet, etc.

Source: Thai News Agency

Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Armed Forces confirms the full suppression of gambling according to policy. As for the evaluation results, it depends on the supervisor.


Bangkok, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army points out that the results of the 30-day work evaluation are up to the commander. Confirming that his subordinates are working to the utmost. As for the issue of “Lawyer Tum”, he reveals that the cyber police were involved in accepting donations from gambling websites. An investigation is under way, waiting for the working group of the Prime Minister and the police to see if there are any additional people involved or not.

Police Lieutenant General Worawat Watthanakornbancha Police Commissioner investigates technological crimes Gave an interview about the progress of the investigation in the case of Mr. Sitra Biabangkerd or Attorney Tum requesting to investigate the cyber police, rank Nai Dab Y. and Deputy F., related to accepting online gambling websites, saying that they are now in Committee inspection process Because the person is being called in to check. As for the time frame, we will have to look at the Prime Minister’s working group. and the outfit
of the Royal Thai Police Set up whether anyone in the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters is additionally involved or not. In order not to cause complexity As for besides these two people, are there any other people involved or not? Police Lieutenant General Worawat stated that there was information presented. But it was not sent to the Royal Thai Police Headquarters, but sent to the Narcotics Control Board and the Tao Poon Police Station.

For the issue of 30 days, Prime Minister Settha Thavisin gave policy and ordered the cyber police Proceed to catch major technological crimes. Pol. Lt. Gen. Worawat said that we saw that the Royal Thai Armed Forces subordinates were working day and night to their fullest. As for the evaluation, it is a matter for the supervisor. But the purpose of today’s announcement The centerpiece in this matter is related to online gambling websites. And we see that gambling websites And deception is all related as a process. which from examining the financial path of the gambling web
site Must be viewed as a principle If relevant and has characteristics of money coming in that does not come in daily But the money came in in lump sums. It’s probably related to the call center gang. Therefore, it is seen that this matter is beneficial to the people who can take the seized items from the gambling website and distribute the assets back to the victims. And we try to do this as much as possible.

When asked about the 30-day deadline that the Prime Minister had set out, Are you sure it will pass the Prime Minister’s assessment? Police Lieutenant General Worawat Smiling and answering that we do our best, the evaluation is a matter for the supervisor.

Source: Thai News Agency