Road Safety Awareness Campaigns Receive Government Funding

San Francisco, California, May 08, 2017 : The global road safety market is prognosticated to do well in the coming years as governments around the world are on their toes to enforce stringent laws for public security and road safety. In a report penned by TMR Research, titled “Road Safety Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017 – 2025,” the burgeoning rise of the transportation industry is expected to optimistically affect growth.

The deployment of road safety solutions and systems could be extensively promoted due to a towering count of travelers and inflating road congestion, especially on highways and flyovers. This is anticipated to bode well for encouraging growth in the world road safety market. Upgradation of existing roads and swift urbanization in less developed nations making way for the development of new infrastructure are prophesied to bring in some reliable profits for players operating in the world road safety market.

However, the demand in the international road safety market could be impeded by inadequate government funding in developing countries and a massive portion of national budget reserved for road maintenance. This could create an imbalance in the implementation of modern road safety technologies due to budget insufficiency. Moreover, the widespread adoption of road safety systems could be inhibited by factors such as lack of awareness.

Nevertheless, there are ample of opportunities predicted to count on in the international road safety market. Participants can expect to attract revenue from the tremendous expansion of high-priority transportation infrastructure facilities and upcoming projects. Most companies functioning in the international road safety market are envisaged to develop products that focus on maximizing public safety on roads and high reliability. Companies could also consider expanding their product portfolio with various technologies for the purpose of curbing overall costs and improving efficiency. All of these factors are forecasted to augur well for the international road safety market.

Asia Pacific is envisioned to overtake all other geographies in the worldwide road safety market on the back of favorable government initiatives and exceptional economic advancement. The Philippines, China, India, and Australia could take to in-depth assessment of road safety projects, bettered agency capability, and mature strategic planning in order to sustain their growth in the Asia Pacific road safety market. Howbeit, North America is projected to lead the worldwide road safety market while riding on the existence of scores of solution providers and avant-garde technologies.

Some of the crucial players that could be profiled in the global road safety market report are Redflex, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Jenoptik, Kapsch AG, American Traffic Solutions, and Swarco AG.

Demand for Biochar Rises in Livestock Sector

San Francisco, California, May 08, 2017: A new research report by TMR Research offers a thorough overview of the global biochar market, emphasizing on the vital factors that are projected to influence the development of the market in the near future. The research study, titled “Biochar Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017 – 2025,” throws light on the market segmentation, key applications, and the competitive landscape of the overall market. In addition to this, the research study offers forecast statistics in order to offer a strong understanding for new players and readers.

A tremendous rise in the population worldwide and the rising popularity of organic food are the key factors that are anticipated to boost the demand for biochar in the next few years. The improvement of soil fertility and plant quality offered by the use of biochar is another factor expected to augment the global market throughout the forecast period. Furthermore, the increasing meat consumption and the growing demand for biochar from the livestock farming sector are anticipated to accelerate the growth of the overall market in the coming years.

The use of biochar helps in reducing the proportion of carbon dioxide in the environment, owing to which the market is estimated to witness a high level of growth in the next few years. In addition, the advancements in the technology and rising inclination of consumers towards a healthy lifestyle and diet are predicted to supplement the growth of the global biochar market throughout the forecast period. These factors are estimated to attract a large number of players to expand their product horizon and gain a competitive edge in the coming years.

From a regional viewpoint, the North America and Europe are anticipated to register a strong growth throughout the forecast period, thanks to the presence of a large number of players operating in these two regions. As a result, these two regions are likely to account for a large share of the global biochar market in the next few years. Furthermore, the rising awareness among consumers regarding the advantages of biochar is predicted to generate promising opportunities in several developing economies in Asia Pacific.

Some of the leading players operating in the biochar market across the globe are Weyerhaeuser, 3R ENVIRO TECH Group, Pacific Pyrolysis, Georgia-Pacific, Phoenix Energy, Biochar Supreme, LLC, West Fraser, and Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc. The increasing number of players that are likely to enter the market in the next few years are focusing on innovations and development of new product. This is expected to benefit the players as well as the global market in the next few years.

J&J Hit with US$110 Million Loss in Talc Cancer-Link Lawsuit

The morning of May 4, 2017, certainly wasn’t good for Johnson & Johnson, which was ordered by a St. Louis jury to pay over US$110 mn to a woman from Virginia who blamed company’s talcum powder for being the root cause of her ovarian cancer. Imerys Talc America, the company which supplies talc to J&J, was also ordered by the court to pay a hefty amount to the woman as punitive damage. Imerys Talc is a part of the Paris-based Imerys SA. The overall verdict is said to be one of the largest jury awards in the U.S. so far in 2017.

J&J Accused of Neglecting People’s Health

There are more than 3,000 lawsuits accusing the healthcare giant of ignoring researches linking its shower to shower and baby talc products to ovarian cancer and failing to give heads up to customers about the potential risk. This defeat has broken the winning streak for Johnson & Johnson, which scored its first talc trial earlier this year and on Tuesday, this month, fended off the first bellwether trial over blood thinner Xarelto.

In other words, it can also be said that this verdict is an addition to the string of losses that happened last year. The sum to be awarded in this verdict has surpassed other losses. In the last year, other Missouri juries came out with verdicts of US$55 million, US$70 million, and US$72 million.

Officials from both J&J and Imerys call this verdict to be a contradiction to the studies of the government and professional scientific organizations who have pegged the talc safe.

“Gray Death” U-47700 that killed Prince Continues to Claim More Lives

Since opioid and related drugs are illegal, how can one be sure of what chemical compound they are buying out on the street and consuming, until repercussions unfold? Among the pills found at the estate of singer and performer Prince, where he was found dead in April 2016, contained U-47700, a category drugs that is rated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as most dangerous of all.

U-47700 is a lethal opioid combination
Gray death as it is nicknamed, looks like a concrete mix while varying in consistency of chunky and hard material to fine powdered stuff. Gray death is essentially a mixture of a number of opioids that have been linked to four-figure fatal overdoses in the U.S. in the past two decades including heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil, which is at times used to tranquilize elephants! Users of gray death swallow, inject, snort, or smoke it, although the officials believe that this strong drug with much higher potency than heroin can even put you at risk merely by touching it as it can be absorbed through the skin.

Number of casualties continues to escalate
Prince’s death brought it to the forefront of news stories but gray death has been around for quite some time now, with investigators founding frequent cases in the states of Alabama, Ohio, and Georgia. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has had nearly 50 gray death overdose cases in the past three years, primarily from Atlanta area. In 2015, Ohio state health officials had to send for CDC scientists to help in escalating number of Fentanyl-related deaths. More than 33,000 people succumbed to opioids related cases in the U.S., with Ohio accounting for the maximum 3,050 drug overdose deaths in 2016.