The Reason Why Panera is Redoing Breakfast

The Reason Why Panera is Redoing Breakfast

Panera is increasing their breakfast spread to have a piece of the market, which is constantly growing. In the recent few years, fast food, as well as casual restaurants, have managed to build their breakfast offerings. Now, they are coming up with really healthy menu items, to go with better coffee and technology. All these are designed to maximize their speed. Since the month of January, they have been upgrading their hot coffee stations with the help of new equipment to improve quality.

Now that better options for breakfast are available, Panera can become much more relevant to an increasing number of customers. If the company can make people come to their outlets right through the day, volume and growth would take care of themselves. The chain of fast-casuals makes most of its sales during the afternoon and evening. Over the last few years, they have started to chase the crowd for breakfast through coming up with new options and morning deliveries. As far as the Panera is concerned, their increase in the focus on breakfast is also a hint that during lunch, few of their stores would maximize the items.

The CEO of Panera Bread, Blaine Hurst said that their focus on breakfast is not just about any one item or category. For them, it is more about looking into the market and close the gap for guests. He said that Panera can help people solve the problem of making any compromises between convenience and quality as far as their breakfast is concerned. The company is also making things easy to re-order meals through its digital platforms. Panera Bread is also getting the new tap and go feature tested out in North Carolina. It allows customers to pay for self-served coffee by simply tapping a smart posted with their phones.

Sony Comes Up With Their Service of Hailing Taxis in Tokyo

Sony Comes Up With Their Service of Hailing Taxis in Tokyo

Sony has launched a service of hailing taxis in Tokyo. Thus it makes another major entry into the unusual transportation landscape of Japan. There is an app available. One can use the Minna no Taxi’s S.Ride app from today onwards, which can allow users to not use regular taxis. People can make payments through cash, credit card or by way of a digital wallet that is powered by the digital wallet. The S in S.Ride does not stand for Sony.

A press release clearly describes the service to be simple, smart and extremely speedy. Sony says that S.Ride makes use of AI technology to predict if demand would be the highest and accordingly go ahead in dispatching drivers. Last year, Minna no Taxi Corporation was formed by Sony Payment Services, Sony Corp along with six taxi companies. Though, the names of only five companies are mentioned in the press release. The names include the likes of Kokusai and Daiwa, which happens to be two of the biggest operators in Tokyo. Sony has said that the total size of the fleet would go beyond 10,000 cars.

S.Ride is not the first application of its kind in Japan. The dominant chat app, Line had launched a similar type of collaboration. Their collaboration happened to be with leading taxi company Nihon Kotsu back in the year 2015. Unfortunately, their service had come to an end in the year 2018. There is a bigger competitor, which happens to be in to give stiff competition to S.Ride. Now that competitor would be Japan Taxi. This is an application run by Ichiro Kawanabe, the CEO and Chairman of the taxi federation of Japan, Nihon Kotsu. Uber happens to be a small player in Japan. It offers only premium black cars in Tokyo.

Scientists Make Use of the Cells of a Patient to Print First 3D Heart

Scientists Make Use of the Cells of a Patient to Print First 3D Heart

The researchers from Tel Aviv University have successfully managed to print the first ever 3D heart. It makes use of cells along with biological materials from a patient. This breakthrough in the medical field was published in Advanced Science. It had managed to produce a whole heart, completely filled with cells, blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers. This has indeed turned out to be a marked improvement over attempts made earlier, which could only print simple tissues without having vessels.

The whole process of creating the heart started off with a biopsy of tissues containing fats, which are taken from patients. The cellular material collected from the tissues managed to get used as the ink meant for the printing job. This had allowed the researchers to create really complex models of tissue, which include cardiac patches and finally the whole heart. The size of the heart happens to be only close to the size of the heart of a rabbit. Still, the technology, which had made it possible, could finally result in the production of an organ, similar to the size of a human organ. As of now, hearts can only manage to contract. The researchers have the plan to get the 3D printed hearts cultured and teach them, exactly how to operate like that of the real deal. Once the procedure gets completed, they would try to transplant these into the models of animals.

Research analysts have been putting their work on 3D-printed tissues for a number of years. The ultimate goal is to create functioning organs for transplant. The scientists, who were involved in the heart project at Tel Aviv University, came up with the theory that within a span of 10 years, printers of organs might well be available at hospitals.

The Most Expensive Social Security Mistake That One Can Make

The Most Expensive Social Security Mistake That One Can Make

Social Security is extremely crucial for the financial health and status of the people staying in America. Despite it being very important for US citizens, this also happens to be a very complicated program. The manual is filled with rules, which are not clear and they can confuse people. Thus, it is not at all surprising to find that millions of people tend to make mistakes while dealing with Social Security that ultimately let them spend a lot of money.

The one mistake in Social Security, which a number of people make and that can prove to be quite costly. A confusing part of Social Security is how can one deal with the own retirement benefits of an individual, with the benefits that he is entitled to receive as the spouse of another recipient of Social Security. Usually, when a spouse is alive, one can receive a greater portion of what one’s own retirement benefit would be. One is not allowed to claim one benefit while allowing another to grow constantly. At the death of a spouse, the Social Security benefits change and survivor benefits come into play. This gives a person the right to collect an amount based on what one’s spouse was receiving in retirement benefits at the time of death.

Now, if one looks to claim both the benefits without waiting for the future, survivor benefit as well as the retirement benefit would get reduced to account for filling the benefits early. The ideal way to get the maximum benefit is to wait till attaining the age of 70 years and get $2048 per month as part of delayed retirement benefits. So, it is important for people to not make this mistake, which can let you lose out on thousands of dollars.

Research Says That Diabetes Drug Carries Benefits For Heart And Kidney

Research Says That Diabetes Drug Carries Benefits For Heart And Kidney

A new study has found that a common drug for diabetes can lower the risk of kidney failure. This particular finding has managed to raise the eyebrows of many, as diabetes is quite a major caused by kidney failure all over the world. The risk with regard to kidney failure and heart problems was on the lower side among patients with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease, who took a daily dose of canagliflozin. This was taken as part of the study that got published in a journal on Sunday.

Canagliflozin is used to reduce the risk of final stage kidney disease along with deaths due to heart or kidney problems in adults suffering from Type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. The study included 4401 patients, who were aged 30 years and older, suffering from type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. All those patients were assigned at 690 sites in a random manner in 34 countries to either take canagliflozin or even a placebo from March 2014 through May 2017. The researchers found out that canagliflozin reduced the risk of death from kidney problems by 34%. The risk of final stage kidney disease was lowered by 32%.

On the basis of this particular study, researchers felt that they could use canagliflozin only for benefits on a kidney. Plus, it could also carry certain heart benefits along with the use of other drugs to keep the glucose level among patients under control. It is especially applicable for those patients, who are suffering from kidney and diabetes disease. This particular trial was particularly designed to include certain individuals who had suffered from a diabetic renal problem and thus it becomes the first instance of getting the risk for kidney failures lowered and improving the outcomes of heart problems.